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  • Waffle House waitress shot, killed after telling customer not to smoke

    11/27/2015 2:11:27 PM PST · by BBell · 84 replies
    BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A woman working the overnight shift at a Biloxi Waffle House was shot and killed early Friday morning, and police say it was all over a cigarette. Investigators say an argument erupted when a waitress told a customer he couldn't smoke inside the restaurant. Johnny Mount, 45, refused to put out his cigarette, pulled out a handgun he had concealed under his shirt, and shot the woman once in the head. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said the 52-year-old woman was taken to Merit Health Biloxi where she later died from her injuries. Mount was arrested...
  • IDF on Mount Hermon preparing for Iran-backed terrorism

    11/01/2015 4:36:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies ^ | 11/1/15 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    IDF units on Mount Hermon, which borders Syria, are preparing to encounter Iranian-backed terror attacks, a senior military source told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday. According to the source, units operating under the command of the Mount Hermon territorial Brigade have been training to respond to a "combined terror attack" that could involve border bombs, rockets, an attempted kidnapping of soldiers, and possible anti-tank missile fire. "There is someone who gets up every morning and asks, how can I carry out an attack on Israel? Most of the time, they run into great difficulties," the source said. He stressed that...
  • Messianic Hotovely should be fired for her Temple Mount comments [Isaiah 66]

    10/27/2015 6:45:40 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/27/2015 | ARIK BENDER, DANA SOMBERG
    Days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reassured the world that Israel was maintaining the status quo regarding exclusive Muslim prayer rights at the Temple Mount, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely clarified comments she made about the site, saying they reflected her own personal position and not that of the government. On Monday morning, the Likud lawmaker said in an interview on the Knesset Channel that her "dream is to see the Israel flag flying over the Temple Mount. This is the holiest place for the Jewish people." Later in the day she released a statement clarifying her position. "My personal...
  • Jewish Temple Altar Rebuilt, Ready for Use

    03/14/2015 8:03:58 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 36 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 9MAR2015 | Ahuva Balofsky
    “And the altar of burnt-offering he set at the door of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and offered upon it the burnt-offering and the meal-offering; as the LORD commanded Moses.” (Exodus 40:29) The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has announced that it has finished building an altar suitable for the Temple service. The altar, which took several years to build, can be operational at little more than a moment’s notice, reported Matzav Haruach magazine. The Temple Institute is committed to preparing all the necessary clothing and tools for the rebuilt Holy Temple in Jerusalem. In addition, the institute operates...
  • PLO Urges Journalists: Don't Use the Term 'Temple Mount'

    11/06/2014 5:45:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 11/6/14 | Ari Soffer
    PA chief Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has issued special instructions to members of the international media, urging them to stop using the term "Temple Mount," and to instead refer to the holy site as "the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound" or "Haram al-Sharif/Noble Sanctuary." In a blatant attempt to impose a discourse erasing any reference to the Jewish character of the site, the PLO "media advisory" claims that the "Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, sometimes referred to as the Noble Sanctuary (“Haram al-Sharif” in Arabic), is the compound that contains Al Aqsa building itself, ablution fountains, open spaces for prayer, monuments and...
  • Nevada to get Mount Reagan?

    02/08/2014 5:59:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/07/14 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) on Thursday introduced legislation naming a 4,000-foot peak in his home state "Mount Reagan" after former President Reagan. Heck's bill was introduced on Reagan's birthday, and supports an effort by the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project (RRLP) to name the peak after the former president. "He left America stronger, freer, and safer than the day he became President," Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform and chairman of the RRLP, said last year. "Adding his name to the short list of great American presidents who have mountains named after them is an honor richly deserved." Heck's...
  • Drudge Website Refers to Jerusalem Temple Mount as "Holy Muslim Temple Mount"

    12/03/2013 8:38:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Drudge ^ | 12/13/13 | Nachum
      Tally of Banks Sinks to Record Low... Small Lenders Having Hardest Time With NEW RULES...GUARDIAN: We Have Published 1% of Snowden Leak...Obamacare widens GOP territory in battle for Senate... Doctors rush in... Paul Ryan plays in primary... Scott Brown drafted to run in NH...Momentum Rising In Israel To Let Jews Pray At Holy Muslim Temple Mount...
  • Mount Fuji under more pressure than last eruption

    09/06/2012 9:44:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    TOKYO: Pressure in the magma chamber of Japan's Mount Fuji is now higher than it was the last time the volcano erupted more than 300 years ago, scientists say. Tectonic shifts triggered by last year's huge 9.0 magnitude undersea quake have left the chamber under 16 times the minimum pressure at which an eruption can occur, researchers said. Researchers at the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention studied the tectonic movements caused by the tsunami-triggering quake on March 11, 2011 and a magnitude 6.4 quake that rocked central Japan four days later, Kyodo News reported. Mount Fuji...
  • Mount Washington to open in July for first time ever (ski season extended - Australia prepares)

    06/24/2011 5:57:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    BC Local News ^ | 6/21/11 | Lindsay Chung
    Mount Washington to open in July for first time everBy Lindsay Chung - Comox Valley Record Updated: June 21, 2011 2:07 PM Thousands of people skied and snowboarded this weekend at Mount Washington — and this wasn't even their last chance. Mount Washington Alpine Resort opened to skiers and boarders in June for the second straight year this Father's Day weekend, and with so much snow still on the hill, the mountain will be opening for skiing and boarding July 1, 2 and 3 — the same time as it opens for summer operations with its Mile High Chairlift rides....
  • First Time: Temple Mount Priestly Blessing on Jerusalem Day

    06/02/2011 11:17:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 2+ views
    INN ^ | 6/2/11 | Hillel Fendel
    Hundreds of religious Jews from all streams were able to happily commemorate the 44th anniversary of the first-ever entry of Israeli soldiers onto the TempleMount. For the first time in the history of Israeli restrictions on Jewish entry to the Temple Mount, the recitation of the Priestly Blessing was permitted there. It happened on Wednesday, Jerusalem Reunification Day, when hundreds of visitors – all of whom immersed in a mikveh (ritual bath) prior to coming and took other precautions required by Jewish Law – were allowed to enter the Temple Mount in groups of 30-40. Among them were several Cohanim...
  • The Mount Vernon Statement (a differing view)

    02/18/2010 5:50:13 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 27 replies · 518+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | 16 Feb 2010 | Daniel Larison
    What is there to say about this statement, which is being called a new conservative “manifesto”? Someone might object that Russell Kirk said that conservatives do not have manifestoes, but that would be entirely too quaint and old-fashioned. What is one to make of the organizers’ selection of the site of George Washington’s home for a statement that refers to a foreign policy of “advancing freedom and opposing tyranny in the world”? I would say that it is in extremely poor taste, but then this statement is not directed at people like me. My admiration for Washington comes partly from...
  • Don’t Even Ask of Israel

    01/17/2010 4:56:37 AM PST · by bsaunders · 2 replies · 321+ views
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | January 17, 2010 | B Saunders
    There have been demands and calls and rulings and all sorts of actions all indicating that the world will expect Israel to fully retreat behind the pre 67 borders, also known as the Green Line. Perhaps it would be advantageous to inspect the history behind the demarcation of the Green Line and establish what validity it holds as an actual recognized border. Sit back and relax, this will take a while to explain and reveal. I will try to be as brief as I am able. The Balfour Declaration was made in November 1917 by the British Government that set...
  • Arab Riots on the Temple Mount

    09/27/2009 9:30:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 598+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 9/27/09 | Hana Levi Julian
    Two police officers and two Muslims were injured Sunday morning when Arab riots erupted on the Temple Mount. The area was immediately shut down, although the Western Wall plaza remained open to Jewish worshippers. One police officer lost his temper and cursed the Jews.
  • Obama Plan: Temple Mount Under Arab-Muslim Sovereignty

    08/23/2009 9:38:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies · 2,127+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 8/23/2009 | Gil Ronan
    ( The Middle East peace plan that United States President Barack Obama will unveil soon involves the creation of a Palestinian Authority state by 2011 and the transfer of Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem [presumably including the Temple Mount – ed.] to Arab-Muslim sovereignty, Saudi newspaper Al-Ukaz has learned. According to the report published Sunday in Al-Ukaz, the Obama plan also includes the following elements: Some parts of eastern Jerusalem [presumably Neveh Yaakov, Pisgat Ze'ev and the like - ed.] would be transferred to Israeli control.
  • ar-15 flat top scope mount recommendations

    03/10/2009 11:55:19 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 28 replies · 4,892+ views
    me | 3-10-09 | Wobbly Bob
    mine has a removable A-3 handle/sight the front is fixed...will I need a scope riser when in flat top configuration? I'd like a mount that is quickly detatachable and hold zero when reattached. My eyes are not what they were so I am looking for a combo that has a built in BDC for shooting at 250-500 yards with a .223 55 gr. Anyone have experience with Shepard scopes ?
  • Archaeologists Issue Urgent Warnings Against Temple Mount Dig

    08/30/2007 12:52:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,076+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Aug 30, 2007 | Hillel Fendel
    ( Top Israeli archaeologists held an emergency press conference on Thursday, warning that a Second Temple courtyard wall is in danger of being destroyed by the Arab excavations there. Members of the Committee to Prevent the Destruction of Temple Mount Antiquities warned that other artifacts could also be endangered by the unsupervised dig. ( Top Israeli archaeologists held an emergency press conference on Thursday, warning that a Second Temple courtyard wall is in danger of being destroyed by the Arab excavations there. Members of the Committee to Prevent the Destruction of Temple Mount Antiquities warned that other artifacts could also...
  • Coalition Successes Mount Against al Qaeda in Iraq

    08/08/2007 5:25:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 484+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2007 – Coalition and Iraqi security forces captured or killed 18 senior al Qaeda members in July, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman said today. Of the 18, six were terrorist unit commanders known as “senior emirs,” and seven were either foreign fighters or weapons distributors. Troops detained or killed three cell leaders and two members who manned an al Qaeda media operation, Army Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner told online journalists and “bloggers” during a conference call. “There has been some tactical momentum achieved in July and into the first week now of August,” he said. “And...
  • Lawyer: ACLU wants to destroy vets' memorial

    08/28/2006 10:59:24 PM PDT · by jdm · 24 replies · 803+ views
    WND ^ | August 29, 2006
    An individual from San Diego who is "discomfited" over a veterans' memorial has prompted the American Civil Liberties Union to renew its attack on the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial. The Thomas More Law Center said yesterday it is preparing to defend the cross memorial from a new attack by the ACLU, this time in U.S. District Court in California. A 17-year-long battle apparently reached a conclusion earlier this month when Congress approved and President Bush signed legislation giving ownership and control of the memorial to the federal government. That essentially should have ended a state case over the monument that...
  • Temple Mount Faithful Hold Cornerstone Ceremony

    08/04/2006 1:31:00 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 7 replies · 435+ views
    ( Temple Mount Faithful organization activists on Thursday morning held their annual Tisha B’Av cornerstone ceremony near the Mugrabi Gate after police ruled they are banned from the Mount. The participants wished to lay a cornerstone for the Third Temple on the Mount, today, Tisha B’Av, the day marking the destruction of the First and Second Temples, but non-Muslim worshipers are prohibited from entering the Mount today by police.
  • Temple Mount Controversy Brewing

    08/03/2006 3:55:50 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 29 replies · 1,163+ views ^ | Aug. 2, 2006 |
    A decision by Israel's highest court has triggered fears of a "third intifada." On Tuesday, the Israel Supreme Court upheld a request by far-right Jewish activists that they be allowed on Thursday to enter Islam's third holiest shrine, the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, which is also revered by Jews as the Temple Mount. The decision to allow the controversial visit to the east Jerusalem mosque compound was taken despite police warnings that it could spark riots in Israel and the occupied territories. The small Temple Mount Faithul group requested to visit the compound, where according to Jewish tradition Herod's Temple stood,...
  • Two men found dead on Indonesian volcano - Mount Merapi

    06/15/2006 8:38:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 427+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/15/06 | Niniek Karmini - ap
    MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia - Two men who sought shelter from erupting Mount Merapi in an emergency bunker on the fiery slopes of the volcano were found dead Friday, officials said. The men fled to the steel shelter on Wednesday while they helped to evacuate a village during a burst of volcanic activity. The bunker was later covered with up to 6 feet of red-hot debris. Soldiers in fire-retardant clothing reached the men after digging through the debris with shovel and backhoes, said Widi Sutikno, head of volcano relief operations. "The bodies were burned because of the hot temperatures in the...
  • Indonesia downgrades Mount Merapi alert (from 'beware' to 'standby')

    06/13/2006 9:02:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 173+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/13/06 | Bhimanto Suwastoyo
    MOUNT MERAPI (AFP) - Indonesia has downgraded its top alert on Mount Merapi volcano as scientists said they no longer believe an eruption is imminent. Merapi -- whose name means "Mountain of Fire" -- was put on red alert on May 13 and its activity has fluctuated since then. It has declined substantially since Friday when part of a lava dome forming at its peak collapsed. "The activity status of Merapi is downgraded from 'beware' to 'standby' as of June 13, 2006, at 11:00 am," said Yousana Siagian, head of the vulcanology office in West Java's Bandung, in a statement....
  • US and Iraqi forces to mount crackdown

    06/13/2006 8:45:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 568+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/13/06 | Michael Georgy and Fredrik Dahl
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thousands of Iraqi and U.S.-led forces prepared to mount a major security crackdown in violent Baghdad on Wednesday, hours after a surprise visit by President George W. Bush to try to bolster Iraq's new government. As Bush talked to Iraqi leaders in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Tuesday, a Web statement said al Qaeda's new leader in Iraq had vowed to avenge the killing of his predecessor Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a U.S. air strike last week. "The day of vengeance is near and your strong towers in the Green Zone will not protect you," said...
  • Volcano's lava dome partially collapses - Mount Merapi

    06/12/2006 9:20:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 675+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/12/06 | Robert Kennedy - ap
    MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia - Mount Merapi's unstable lava dome has partially collapsed, easing pressure that threatened to make the Indonesian volcano erupt. However, the mountain remains as the "highest possible alert," volcanologist Antonius Ratdomopurbo said on Monday. "We should know within two days whether we can lower the (alert) level," Ratdomopurbo said. The mountain has been venting steam and debris for weeks, but its lava dome swelled after a powerful May 28 earthquake, raising concerns the dome could suddenly collapse, sending scalding gas, rocks and debris hurtling into populated areas. A huge, superheated cloud, the largest this year, brought down...
  • Lava flows down sides of Indonesian volcano - Mount Merapi

    05/16/2006 7:51:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 609+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/16/06 | Tomi Soetjipto
    MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Lava streamed down the sides of Indonesia's mystical Mount Merapi on Tuesday, but the clouds of hot gas belching from the top were substantially smaller than the day before. Around the base of the mountain some Indonesians consider sacred, thousands of residents went about their daily lives such as milking cows and collecting grass for feed despite warnings a major eruption could come soon. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, on a visit to the threatened area, urged officials to be persistent in their efforts to move people away from the danger zone and warned residents not...
  • Rumbling Mount Merapi Quieter

    05/16/2006 11:27:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 226+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/16/06 | Chris Brummitt - ap
    MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia - Scientists warned Tuesday that erupting Mount Merapi still posed a deadly threat to villagers living on its lava-scarred slopes, even as volcanic activity eased. Clouds of searing hot gases and debris continued to stream down the mountain, but not as far or as often as they did Monday, which saw the most violent activity in several weeks. "That is Merapi," said Ratdomopurbo, the region's chief vulcanologist, who uses a single name. "She is always fluctuating." A large, unstable lava dome perched on the crater formed by magma from within the volcano remained in place and could...
  • Indonesia Volcano Eruption Triggers Panic - Mount Merapi

    05/15/2006 1:40:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 870+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/06 | Chris Brummitt - ap
    MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia - Mount Merapi erupted violently Monday, sending searing gas clouds and burning rocks down its scorched flanks and threatening villagers who refused to leave because of ancient mystical beliefs. The activity triggered renewed panic and fresh evacuations of some closest to the crater, but others ignored urgent warnings to leave. The volcano in the heart of densely populated Java Island had been rumbling for weeks, spewing ash high into the air and pushing lava to the surface, where it has formed a large unstable dome. On Saturday, authorities declared the highest danger alert, triggering mandatory evacuations for...
  • Indonesian villagers return home despite volcano alert - Mount Merapi

    05/14/2006 11:55:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 357+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/14/06 | Tomi Soetjipto
    PURWOBINAGUN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Dozens of Indonesian villagers returned to their homes on the slopes of Mount Merapi briefly on Sunday despite an official order to evacuate over concerns the dangerous volcano could soon erupt. Indonesia raised the alert status of Merapi to the highest level, also known as code red or danger status, on Saturday, although experts say they cannot predict when it will erupt. Thick clouds of charcoal gray smoke billowed periodically from the crater on Sunday, but there were no visible signs of hot lava flowing from Merapi, one of the most menacing volcanoes in the Pacific...
  • Thousands Flee Slopes of Indonesia Volcano - Mount Merapi

    05/13/2006 5:17:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 921+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/13/06 | Chris Brummitt - ap
    MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia - Thousands of people fled the fertile slopes of Indonesia's most dangerous volcano Saturday as glowing lava oozed down the side and ash and rock spewed from the mountaintop, leading authorities to warn that an eruption could come soon. Villages on Mount Merapi were left virtually empty. Women, children and the elderly filled buses and trucks to be driven to shelters set up at government buildings and schools in nearby towns on the island of Java. Throughout the day, volcanic tremors shook the ground, some strong enough to send people running in fear. After nightfall, fiery magma...
  • Rock Chunk Falls From Mount St. Helens

    05/12/2006 9:26:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 1,650+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/12/06 | Peggy Andersen - ap
    SEATTLE - The sheer rock fin emerging in Mount St. Helens' crater lost about a third of its northern face recently, but because lava keeps pushing to the surface, the height remained the same Thursday — around 330 feet. A burst of seismic activity at the mountain Sunday night likely corresponded to the collapse. "Certainly a big piece fell off — something like 65,000 cubic yards," said geologist Dan Dzurisin at the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Wash., about 50 miles from the mountain and 150 miles south of Seattle. Bad weather had iced over scientists' cameras on the rim...
  • Indonesian Volcano Could Erupt Any Day - Mount Merapi

    04/27/2006 6:46:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 704+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/27/06 | AP - Jakarta
    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's rumbling Mount Merapi is spewing volcanic ash, magma has fully covered its crater, and a powerful eruption could come any day, a scientist said Thursday. Authorities said, however, they were not ready to raise the alert to the highest level, which requires immediate evacuation of villagers living on the slopes of the 9,700-foot peak. The mountain, one of the most active in Indonesia, is still in phase two, they said. "It's close to eruption," said Dewi Sri, a vulcanologist at a monitoring post near Merapi's peak. "The crater is fully covered by magma," she said, predicting...
  • Top Leaders Honor Wounded Heroes at Mount Vernon Ceremony

    04/21/2006 3:58:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 304+ views
    MOUNT VERNON, Va., April 20, 2006 – Top DoD and Army leaders gathered here at the home of the country's first war hero today to honor soldiers wounded in Iraq. Army Capt. Robert Klinger shakes hands with Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England after being presented with the Purple Heart Medal during an award ceremony on George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, in Mount Vernon, Va., April 20, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by William D. Moss  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "I feel very lucky, very lucky. It's nice being married to your own personal hero," Mollie Borders, the wife...
  • Temple Mount desecration continues

    11/11/2005 5:25:09 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 13 replies · 717+ views ^ | November 10th, 2005 | Ryan Jones
    Friday, November 11, 2005 16:19 IST JNW HEADLINE NEWS Temple Mount desecration continues By Ryan Jones November 10th, 2005 Nearly 14 centuries after first occupying Jerusalem's Temple Mount, the Muslims are trying to complete their conquest of Israel’s holiest site by erasing the last traces of Jewish connection to the two temples built for the name of the Almighty, archeologists warned this week. In a letter to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the Committee Against the Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount said new plans by Islamic authorities to “renovate” an ancient tower adjacent to the compound are part of...
  • Business Leaders See Ship With Unique Military, Civilian Crew

    10/21/2005 6:24:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 553+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 21,2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    ABOARD THE USS MOUNT WHITNEY, Oct. 21, 2005 – Business leaders participating in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference today got to visit a one-of-a-kind Navy ship and sail off the coast of Naples, Italy. The USS Mount Whitney, the flagship for the 6th Fleet, is the only Navy ship with a hybrid crew of civilian and military personnel. About 60 percent of the crew are Navy personnel, and 40 percent are civilian mariners from the Military Sealift Command. The USS Mount Whitney is being used as a test platform for the hybrid crew model, said Navy Capt. Tadd Wheeler, commanding...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, July 31-August 6, 2005: Mount Cook (and a bonus)

    08/04/2005 11:17:22 AM PDT · by cogitator · 7 replies · 570+ views
    I was just wondering what the name of the highest mountain in New Zealand was, and I looked. In retrospect, I should have been able to guess. I would be unsurprised if Mount Cook is in the background sometime during the "Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy, even though they filmed the snow trek scenes on Ruapehu. And since I discovered through the process another nice outdoor photography site (link in header), below is a picture of a place I saw once, Porcupine Falls in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming (my family was driving to Yellowstone NP).
  • CA: Padres broadcaster caught up in Soledad debate (Mt. Soledad cross)

    06/07/2005 9:43:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 555+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 6/7/05 | Matthew T. Hall
    A twist in the Mount Soledad cross saga pits the lawyer fighting to move the towering symbol against a fresh foe: Padres broadcaster Jerry Coleman. Coleman wants to sign the ballot argument in support of keeping the cross on its La Jolla hilltop. But attorney Jim McElroy has asked a Superior Court judge to rewrite the argument, which McElroy claims is misleading, and exclude Coleman's signature because he missed a filing deadline by one week. The argument is the latest in a 16-year court battle. On July 26, San Diegans will vote on a successor to Mayor Dick Murphy, who...
  • Demands Mount for Clintons (both Bill & Hill) to Acknowledge Intimidation, Rape

    06/03/2005 5:45:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies · 2,580+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/03/05
    Demands Mount for Clintons to Acknowledge Intimidation, Rape 39 minutes ago (PRWEB) - New York, NY (PRWEB) June 3, 2005 -- Bill Clinton rose to the White House as a self-professed supporter of women"s rights, and his wife Senator Hillary Clinton promises to deliver a similar message in her campaign to return to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. But the Clintons" commitment to women"s rights have been called into question by a shocking new book garnering worldwide attention that documents a pattern of disturbing attacks -- including rape -- against women. "It"s time for Bill and Hillary Clinton to both acknowledge and...
  • Mount St. Helens Victims' Kin Sound Off (asking for an apology)

    05/18/2005 4:30:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies · 2,214+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/18/05 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    Mount St. Helens Victims' Kin Sound Off By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 13 minutes ago MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Wash. - The four, their lungs filled with ash, were found inside their car after Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, with the force of a hydrogen bomb. Rescuers also discovered a cassette recorded by Ron and Barbara Seibold's children, ages 7 and 9, as the family drove toward the volcano. "They were goofing around — asking whether or not they would see lava coming out of the mountain," said Jim Thomas, an emergency worker...
  • Agency Says North Korea Able to Mount Warheads on Missiles

    04/28/2005 5:01:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies · 2,332+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4/28/05 | DAVID S. CLOUD and DAVID E. SANGER
    WASHINGTON, April 28 - The head of the Defense Intelligence Agency said today that American intelligence agencies believe North Korea has mastered the technology for mounting a nuclear warhead on its missiles, an assessment that, if correct, means the country could build weapons to threaten Japan and perhaps the western United States. The conclusion was part of a total reassessment of North Korea's capabilities that the D.I.A.'s chief, Vice Adm. Lowell E. Jacoby, said was still under way. While Admiral Jacoby said North Korea was judged to have the capability to put a nuclear weapon atop its missiles, he stopped...
  • Key Finds In Temple Mount Trash Heap

    04/16/2005 3:21:20 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 1,009+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4-16-2005
    Key finds in Temple Mount trash heap Jerusalem, Israel, Apr. 15 (UPI) -- Archaeologists sifting through piles of rubble discarded by Islamic officials from the Temple Mount have found rare artifacts dating to 3,000 years ago. The artifacts were found in the last five months in a city garbage dump used by Islamic officials six years ago when they built a mosque at an underground area of the Temple Mount, the Jerusalem Post said Friday.
  • Exclusive: Dumped Temple Mount Rubble Yields Jewish Artifacts

    04/13/2005 9:59:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1,103+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Apr 14, '05 | staff
    Arutz-7's Ezra HaLevi took an exclusive inside look into one of the most important and unique archaeological explorations in history - currently in danger of going unfinished due to lack of funding. In November 1999, the Islamic Wakf carried out an illegal construction project on the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site. The unsupervised digging caused irreparable damage to the important site, as well as to untold priceless artifacts contained in rubble removed during the construction and dumped clandestinely in the Kidron Valley. Though the archaeological remains were no longer in their original contexts, they held enormous potential to shed light...
  • The Temple Mount's Jewish History: More Than a Matter of Faith

    04/11/2005 8:27:52 AM PDT · by familyop · 36 replies · 1,297+ views
    Camera ^ | 11APR05 | Tamar Sternthal
    The Temple Mount is the site of the first and second Jewish Temples, destroyed in 586 BCE and 70 CE, respectively--a historic fact accepted even by Muslim authorities. Nevertheless, that fact has not stopped some journalists from reporting on the Temple Mount’s significance in Jewish history cautiously, as if its status is a matter of Jewish faith, or “belief,” and not archeologic evidence. Thus, in the context of anticipated demonstrations by right-wing Israeli Jews, Reuters’ Jonathan Saul reported on April 7: The ancient mosque compound is Islam’s third holiest site. It is Judaism’s most sacred site, the place were...
  • Mount St. Helens rumbling again

    04/05/2005 6:36:32 AM PDT · by bedolido · 55 replies · 1,843+ views
    NWCN (sorry login required. This is full story) ^ | Staff and Wire Reports
    VANCOUVER, Wash. - Mount St. Helens has been rumbling with a series of small earthquakes. The University of Washington seismographs show there was a 3.0 magnitude quake at 9:41 Sunday night, a 3.4 at 10:43 and a 3.2 Monday morning at 3:56. In the past, such quakes have indicated a steam burst or minor ash plume. A spokesman for the University of Washington seismology lab, Bill Steele, said the quakes "do seem to be getting a little bit larger and that's of interest, but what it all means we don't know." Scientists lost most of their instruments in a minor...
  • Sermon on the Mount leads to Calvary

    03/19/2005 1:09:44 PM PST · by kjvail · 207+ views
    Holy Rosary Parish Bulletin ^ | unknown | Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
    T he Sermon on the Mount is so much at variance with all that our world holds dear that the world will crucify anyone who tries to live up to its values. Because Christ preached them, He had to die. Calvary was the price He paid for the Sermon on the Mount. Only mediocrity survives. Those who call black black, and white white, are sentenced for intolerance. Only the grays live. Let Him who says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” come into the world that believes in the primacy of the economic; let Him stand in the market place...
  • Taser aims at home market as safety concerns mount

    02/13/2005 9:17:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies · 611+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 13, 2005 | Michael Martinez
    LAS VEGAS -- The maker of Tasers is launching a major high-stakes campaign to market its new model to consumers despite scores of fatalities and injuries linked to the police Taser, including the death of a man in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood last week. Taser International, which has made its name in law enforcement and the military, envisions a future in which millions of average citizens protect their homes and communities with the stun guns instead of firearms. Tasers fire two wires tipped with electric barbs, delivering a shock that painfully and briefly paralyzes a person. The new consumer model has...
  • Louisiana Runoff Open Thread

    12/04/2004 3:28:34 PM PST · by watsonfellow · 299 replies · 9,098+ views
    Thougths, comments, concerns? One thought I have, if Tauzin III loses, he should be shot. If he wins, he should be given the worst possible committee assignment.
  • Brief Note on Turnout in Louisiana Runoff Election Today: Looks Low

    12/04/2004 4:51:56 PM PST · by StJacques · 670+ views
    For those of you who may not be aware of it, the final makeup of the House of Representatives will be decided today in Louisiana. We have two runoff elections to decide representation for Louisiana's 3rd and 7th congressional districts. Both of these seats are currently open. In the 3rd congressional district where Republican Billy Tauzin, Jr. is retiring there is a runoff election between his son, Republican Billy Tauzin, III of Chackbay and Democrat Charles Melancon of Napoleonville. In the 7th district, where Democrat Chris John vacated the seat to run for the U.S. Senate -- unsuccessfully -- Republican...
  • Boustany, Mount Go on Offensive in Ads {LA House Dist. 7}

    11/26/2004 6:05:00 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 242+ views
    Baton Rouge, LA, Morning Advocate ^ | 11-26-04 | Courreges, Patrick
    Boustany, Mount go on offensive in ads By PATRICK COURREGES Acadiana bureau The candidate-funded television ads running for the edification of potential voters in Louisiana's 7th Congressional District runoff on Dec. 4 are dedicating an increasing amount of time to blasting the opponent. Lafayette Republican Charles Boustany Jr., a retired heart surgeon, and state Sen. Willie Mount, D-Lake Charles, have been trading increasingly sharp jabs at each other's record over the airwaves. A current Mount ad says that while Boustany's ads show him working in a hospital wearing doctor's scrubs, "He hasn't practiced medicine in quite a while. He...
  • New Mount St. Helens video shows glowing red growth

    11/10/2004 11:46:26 AM PST · by bedolido · 57 replies · 4,390+ views
    NWCN ^ | 11/08/2004 | From KING Staff and Wire Reports
    MOUNT SAINT HELENS, Wash. - The new lava dome inside the crater of Mount Saint Helens 50 miles north of Portland has grown a protrusion the size of a 30-story building that glows red at night. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey released dramatic new video of that growth. Night video shows the hot lava dome glowing red. Scientists say it is the result of rising magma, or molten lava. The lobe began building up last month and has grown to the size of an aircraft carrier. One section has risen 330 feet in the past ten days. Scientists still...
  • Some Uplifting Notes from the Senate & House Races in Louisiana: We're Getting it Done!

    10/20/2004 4:57:10 PM PDT · by StJacques · 21 replies · 672+ views
    I know that most of our attention has been focused on the presidential election - and for good reason - but I thought I might give all of you a quick look at the races for Congress and Senate here in Louisiana, because the news is quite encouraging for the good guys here. To put it in short terms the results likely will be that, while coming into this year with the seven Louisiana congressional seats split four to three between Republicans and Democrats respectively and both Senate seats held by Democrats, we should come out of this fall's campaign...