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  • Exclusive: California shooters likely planned multiple attacks - official

    12/06/2015 4:11:10 PM PST · by PROCON · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 6, 2015 | Mark Hosenball and Diane Bartz
    U.S. investigators are increasingly convinced the California shooters planned multiple attacks, given their stockpile of weapons, and are looking at whether the Pakistani woman involved radicalized her American husband, officials said on Sunday. Investigators believe the weapons cache collected by Tashfeen Malik, 29, and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, points to more attacks but they do not have evidence on other possible targets, a senior U.S. government source told Reuters. The couple stormed a gathering of his work colleagues in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday, opening fire with assault-style rifles and killing 14 people. The pair were killed a...
  • Clinton created multiple email addresses on private server, data show

    03/05/2015 6:49:00 PM PST · by BAW · 135 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar 5, 2015 | James Rosen
    Hillary Clinton appears to have established multiple email addresses for her private use, and possibly the use of her aides, under the domain of “,” according to a prominent member of the hacking community who supplied independent research data, conducted with high-tech tools, to Fox News. The hacker used an open-source tool, publicly available, called “The Harvester” to search a variety of data sources – including well-known platforms such as Google, Bing, LinkedIn, Twitter and others – for any stored references to email addresses seen using a particular domain, in this case Hackers working under contract for private firms,...
  • Trump: Hack Obama's birth records

    09/08/2014 1:04:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | September 6, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    Donald Trump wants hackers to hack into President Obama's college records to check his place of birth. The controversial real estate mogul tweeted Saturday morning: Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Attention all hackers: You are hacking everything else so please hack Obama's college records (destroyed?) and check "place of birth" 5:06 AM - 6 Sep 2014 1,595 Retweets 1,362 favorites Trump's birther remarks have been widely criticized. The administration released Obama's birth certificate in 2011, putting to end unsubstantiated conspiracy theories that Obama wasn't born in the United States. Obama was born in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 1961.
  • Multiple Fires Break Out Near Jerusalem Massive brushfires reported in Lifta, Even Sapir, Tzur

    07/02/2014 3:54:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 7/2/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Jerusalem forest fire in Ein Kerem Flash 90 Fifty-one firefighting teams and six firefighting planes were sent to the moshav of Even Sapir on Wednesday, after another brushfire broke out near the town, which is close to Jerusalem.  The fire began in a plastics factory on the moshav, according to ZAKA. All Even Sapir residents have been evacuated from their homes.  As of 9:15 pm, control has finally been wrested over the fire.  Three homes have been swallowed by the blaze in Ein Kerem, according to recent updates. Firefighting teams have flooded the neighborhood to help stymie the inferno. ...
  • Cross High teacher charged with sexual battery of students

    05/11/2014 2:59:06 AM PDT · by csvset · 18 replies
    WCIV ^ | May 08, 2014 | Staff
    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) -- A Cross High School teacher has been charged with sexual battery of three students. Berkeley County Sheriff's Office officials said 29-year-old Ellen Lindsay Niemiec, of Summerville, turner herself in at the sheriff's office Thursday afternoon. Officials said that there are three student victims leading to two felony and one misdemeanor charges because of their ages. The sheriff's office said the misconduct had been going on for several weeks. Niemiec is married with three children, according to her attorney David Aylor. Mike Bosnak, who is an attorney representing all three victims, said some of the inappropriate...
  • Glasgow helicopter crash: 'Multiple injuries' at Clutha pub

    11/30/2013 12:18:32 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 30 November 2013
    A police helicopter has crashed into a busy pub on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow. It happened at The Clutha in Stockwell Street at 22:25 on Friday. Police Scotland say there were three people on board the helicopter - two officers and a civilian pilot. Police have not confirmed whether anyone has died but 32 people have been taken to local hospitals. It is not known how many people are still trapped inside the pub. A senior fire officer said they had made contact with some people trapped inside the pub but the building was unsafe and...
  • FL:911 call shows Melbourne home invasion as it happened

    07/15/2013 3:46:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 12 July, 2013 | Greg Pallone
    MELBOURNE -- Police have released the 911 call from a distressed homeowner who had just shot one of two suspected intruders inside his Melbourne house. And we are hearing how many shots he fired at the home invaders. DISPATCHER: 911, what is the nature of your emergency? CALLER: Yes, somebody just break into my house. You can hear him breathing heavily as he calls for help, a man who lives on Pepper Avenue. Just before midnight, his house was being stormed by armed men. CALLER: They just came in my house and I unloaded my pistol at them. DISPATCHER: So...
  • Former ‘Mouseketeer’ Annette Funicello Dead at 70

    04/08/2013 10:29:48 AM PDT · by Artem55 · 94 replies
    Extra TV ^ | 04/08/2013 | artem55
    <p>Sad to report actress Annette Funicello, best known as a child performer on the original “Mickey Mouse Club” and for her beach movies with Frankie Avalon, died on Monday. She was 70.</p>
  • Breakthrough nanoparticle halts multiple sclerosis

    11/21/2012 11:41:34 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | 11/18/12 | Marla Paul
    New nanotechnology can be used for Type 1 diabetes, food allergies and asthma New nanoparticle tricks and resets immune system in mice with MSFirst MS approach that doesn't suppress immune systemClinical trial for MS patients shows why nanoparticle is best optionNanoparticle now being tested in Type 1 diabetes and asthma CHICAGO --- In a breakthrough for nanotechnology and multiple sclerosis, a biodegradable nanoparticle turns out to be the perfect vehicle to stealthily deliver an antigen that tricks the immune system into stopping its attack on myelin and halt a model of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice, according...
  • How Many Social Security Numbers Do You Have?

    08/12/2010 1:41:34 PM PDT · by jamese777 · 138 replies
    cnbc,com ^ | 8/12/10 | Christina Cheddar Berk
    That may seem like a ridiculous question, but a recent study found more than 20 million Americans have multiple Social Security numbers associated with their name in commercial records. The research was conducted by ID Analytics, a San Diego-based company that provides services to both detect identity fraud and to assess consumer identity risk and creditworthiness. The study found that rather than serving as a unique identifier, more than 40 million SSNs were associated with multiple people. "Our research shows that Social Security numbers, contrary to popular perception, do not uniquely identify an individual," said Stephen Coggeshall, chief technology officer...
  • The Wussification of Society... Multiple Valedictorians?

    07/01/2010 9:36:19 AM PDT · by Erin Brown · 22 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 7/1/2010 | SkinnieMinnie
    You’ve heard the stories: Pee-wee football and t-ball leagues doling out trophies to every single kid on every single team, even those chubby non-athletes that probably sucked and rode the pine pony most of the season. But coddling high school seniors? Give me a break. Yes, some high schools (in fact, way more than you probably realize) are giving multiple “Valedictorian” titles to graduating high school seniors who have merely achieved over a certain grade point average. And not just to two or three students… try 30 or even, 94! A New York Times story by Winnie Hu highlights the...
  • One legislator, multiple votes

    03/10/2010 11:29:12 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 3 replies · 465+ views
    Evergreen Freedom Foundation ^ | March 10, 2010 | Scott St. Clair
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- In the Washington State House of Representatives one person, one vote is preached, but not practiced. Too often the reality is one legislator, how many buttons can she push? A long-standing House practice allows a member to vote for an absent member or, in some cases several members. The practice has become an issue in the Congressional race to replace Rep. Brian Baird, D-3rd Dist. and the subject of a scathing editorial condemning it in The Olympian. The double-voting practice appears to violate the House’s own procedural rules: “Every member who was in the house when the...
  • ~*~*~ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd~*~*~

    03/05/2010 4:26:04 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 117 replies · 4,245+ views
    Multiple Personality Day When : Always March 5th Multiple Personality Day is an opportunity to get in touch with yourselves. Someone with a split personality has two personalities. Someone with multiple personalities has more than two personalities. Its a psychological disorder that I hope none of our readers have. Don't be surprised to find yourself surrounded by people who are talking to themselves today. You might find yourself talking to yourself, too!  When you wish someone "Happy Multiple Personality Day", you may need to do so multiple times, once for each personality. New Tax Form MPD-1040 Form MPD-Certain deductions...
  • Man accused of carrying false ID ordered held without bail

    03/13/2002 8:36:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies · 873+ views
    AP ^ | 3-13-02
    <p>MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A federal magistrate Wednesday ordered that a man accused of trying to board a plane with $44,000 in cash and nine blank passports be held without bail.</p> <p>The man, identified by federal authorities as Ousman Sillah, faces charges of possessing fake identification and legitimate identification to be used fraudulently.</p>
  • The Real Romney? (A good VP?)

    08/19/2008 1:01:26 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 111 replies · 527+ views ^ | January 09, 2007 |
    The Real Romney? on Abortion - 2002
  • Testosterone protects brain in men with MS [scientists say hormones may offer defence for females]

    05/16/2007 12:04:20 PM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 250+ views ^ | 05-15-2007 | Roxanne Khamsi
    Testosterone can help protect against brain shrinkage in men with multiple sclerosis (MS), a small, preliminary trial suggests. Patients who applied a gel containing the hormone every day for a year showed less brain shrinkage than expected for people of their age with MS. The study participants also showed an increase in muscle mass over the course of the one-year trial.
  • The abortion debate brought home (Barf)

    05/06/2007 5:48:30 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 73 replies · 1,692+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6 May 2007 | Dan Neil
    MY WIFE AND I just had an abortion. Two, actually. We walked into a doctor's office in downtown Los Angeles with four thriving fetuses — two girls and two boys — and walked out an hour later with just the girls, whom we will name, if we're lucky enough to keep them, Rosalind and Vivian. Rosalind is my mother's name. We didn't want to. We didn't mean to. We didn't do anything wrong, which is to say, we did everything right. Four years ago, when Tina and I set out on this journey to have children, such a circumstance was...
  • Vanity: Multiple Sclerosis and Cost of Medication

    02/27/2007 11:44:38 AM PST · by Puddleglum · 23 replies · 2,245+ views
    To all Freepers and family members who have MS (multiple sclerosis): how much of the cost of your injectable does your insurance cover, if you use betaseron or copaxane or avonex? I was shocked this year to learn my wife's medicine is now a non-preferred drug and that we pay 30% of the cost, which is $500 a month. Now that's a lot better than paying the full price, but it is still very high. I have always had it covered as a flat co-pay before - say $50. Are there ways to reduce the cost or do I have...
  • U.S. Marines In Iraq Find Multiple Weapons Caches

    09/04/2006 3:02:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 412+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sep. 4, 2006 – U.S. Marines from Regimental Combat Team 5 found hundreds of weapons recently during Operation Rubicon in Mushin, Iraq, west of Habbaniyah, U.S. officials reported. The Marines, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment and 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, seized more than 500 mortar rounds, nearly 100 artillery rounds, more than 130 rocket-propelled grenades, an excess of 120 grenades, 22 mines, 10 mortar tubes, 20 rifles and machine guns, 18 sets of body armor and various other items including binoculars and bayonets. “This area was definitely an insurgent stronghold,” said Cpl. Brandon M. Stair, 25, a team...
  • Extremists Damage Afghan School; Multiple Bombs Discovered

    09/01/2006 12:31:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 287+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sep. 1, 2006 – Extremists severely damaged a co-ed school in Afghanistan’s Paktika province today with a makeshift bomb, U.S. military officials reported. The munition caused major damage to the roof and most of the inside of the Malekshay School, whose grand-opening ceremony was scheduled for next week. No one was in the school at the time of the explosion. Afghan National Police secured the area and are investigating the incident. A coalition explosive ordnance disposal team was sent to investigate the site. “This is one more extremist attack on the education system in Afghanistan,” said Lt. Col. Paul...
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Find Multiple Bombs; Two Afghans Rescued

    08/28/2006 5:49:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 183+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2006 – Afghan and coalition forces discovered and disabled multiple explosive devices in three separate locations today, and coalition forces helped save two Afghan boys, U.S. military officials reported. A coalition unit discovered a landmine placed on the side of a road in Paktika province. A coalition explosive ordnance disposal team destroyed the mine in place. In Khost province, an Afghan civilian reported a makeshift bomb to the Afghan National Police, who investigated and found it in the Warza Village. Another makeshift bomb placed along the same road hit a separate Afghan police unit responding to the...
  • Iraqi Forces Net Multiple Insurgents, Weapons

    07/21/2006 4:06:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 304+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 21, 2006 – Iraqi security forces captured 25 suspected terrorists and killed one in multiple operations throughout Iraq July 19 and yesterday, military officials in Iraq reported. Iraqi security forces conducted two separate operations in Baghdad yesterday, capturing four insurgents who may be involved in "extra judicial killing" cells. The first operation by Iraqi security forces, a raid on back-to-back objectives in southwestern Baghdad, netted three primary targets. The first individual was a key insurgent leader believed to plan and coordinate insurgent operations in Baghdad, officials said. The second is allegedly involved in financing operations and supplying weapons...
  • Nine Terrorists Detained in Iraq; Multiple Weapons Caches Found

    07/06/2006 4:59:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 499+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 6, 2006 – Coalition and Iraqi forces have detained nine suspected terrorists and discovered numerous weapons caches over the past several days, U.S. military officials reported. Iraqi police from 8th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, along with soldiers from Multinational Division Baghdad's 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, detained seven suspected terrorists and discovered three weapons caches during a search in Baghdad's Doura neighborhood today. The caches included rifles, ammunition, 82 mm mortar rounds, blasting caps, suicide bomber propaganda, a 122 mm artillery round, a rocket-propelled grenade, grenade rockets, unknown rockets, plastic...
  • Congress Faces Multiple Criminal Probes

    05/20/2006 10:42:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 693+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/20/06 | Larry Margasak - ap
    WASHINGTON - For the first time since the Abscam scandal a quarter-century ago, multiple lawmakers face criminal and ethics investigations that are tarnishing Congress, already low on public approval. Three separate bribery investigations by the Justice Department were bad enough news for lawmakers. But the woes only increased last week when the House ethics committee broke a 16-month partisan gridlock and announced investigations into the same matters. "We have an entire generation who imagines their member of Congress in an orange jumpsuit," said Paul Light, a New York University professor of public service, referring to the common prison uniform. "It's...
  • U.S. Soldiers Find Multiple Weapons Caches Near Baghdad

    04/07/2006 7:19:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 396+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 7, 2006 – Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers seized multiple weapons caches south of Baghdad yesterday and April 5. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, found a weapons cache using a metal detector yesterday. The cache contained Sabo penetrators, boxes of .50-caliber ammunition and high-explosive artillery primers. On April 5, soldiers from 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, discovered a weapons cache while on patrol. The cache consisted of 82 mm shells, 7.62 mm rounds, 82 mm mortar rounds, 60 mm mortar rounds and other...
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon covers multiple missions

    03/17/2006 3:56:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 1,001+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Senior Airman Joel Mease
    3/17/2006 - SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AFPN) -- Hundreds of physical and mental training hours go into being a part of one of the most advanced careers in the world -- an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot. The F-16’s multiple missions, such as air-to-air and air-to-ground combat, make it one of the most versatile aircraft in the Air Force, said Capt. Charlie Wolfsandle, 55th Fighter Squadron assistant training officer. To be selected to fly the F-16, an individual has to pass a battery of physical and mental tests. Pilots are selected for training when they receive a commission and are...
  • LAR corpsman receives Bronze Star for multiple incidents

    01/26/2006 4:32:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 309+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 25, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Jan. 25, 2006) -- In combat, Navy corpsmen are relied on to be ready to treat any type of injury or mass causality situation, sometimes risking their own lives in the process. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason C. Deguzman, from Santa Rosa, Calif., did this more than once, earning him the Bronze Star Medal for his achievement during combat operations. On May 13, 2005, the corpsman with Company C, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division responded to mass casualties that happened when a crowded civilian bus collided into the rear of a...
  • Multiple caches uncovered in western Iraq

    11/30/2005 3:44:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 734+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 29, 2005
    CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, Iraq (Army News Service, Nov. 29, 2005) -- Iraqi Army Soldiers and U.S. Marines, Soldiers and Sailors of the 2nd Marine Division, discovered 66 weapons caches during the past week in al Anbar province in western Iraq. Blocks of plastic explosives, sticks of TNT, artillery and mortar rounds used in vehicle and roadside bombs along with remote detonators were found by Iraqi and U.S. Forces. Machine guns, assault and sniper rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and munitions were also discovered. In Haqlaniyah, Sunday, Iraqi Soldiers and Marines excavated more than 8,800 heavy machine gun rounds along with 150 artillery,...
  • Coalition, Iraqi Forces Discover Multiple Weapons Caches

    11/09/2005 3:42:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 356+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2005 – Coalition and Iraqi forces have seized or destroyed several weapons caches around Iraq since Nov. 5, officials announced. Coalition air forces conducted an air strike against an al Qaeda weapons cache in the village of Bu Hardan, near Qaim, early today. Multiple intelligence sources and tips from local citizens indicated a terrorist cell was firing on coalition forces in the area. Coalition forces tracked the cell to a storage building in the village into which mortars and other small weapons were seen being moved. This weapons cache was directly linked to mortar attacks on coalition...
  • Iraq Operations Net Multiple Suspects and Several Bombs

    10/24/2005 4:05:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 462+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct, 23, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2005 – Coalition and Iraqi forces nabbed 31 suspects and discovered several bombs in operations across Iraq conducted between Oct. 21 and today. During raids on safe houses, coalition forces killed two suspected terrorists in Mosul on Oct. 22, and detained 22 others near Ramadi today. Coalition forces found the safe house in Mosul empty when they arrived. However, they were engaged by terrorists occupying two nearby houses. Coalition forces assaulted both houses and were attacked with grenades and small-arms fire. During the firefight, they killed the two terrorists and several others fled. Based on multiple intelligence...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Sexual syndrome that takes joy out of life

    11/14/2003 5:24:30 AM PST · by Pern · 66 replies · 995+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/11/2003 | Carey Goldberg
    <p>When Jean Lund, a 51-year-old office manager and mother of three, told her gynecologist the problem, he snickered and said, "You're every man's dream."</p> <p>"I wanted to punch him," she recalled. "I'm suffering here, and he's laughing, `Hardy-har-har.' So I looked him in the face and said, `How would you like to walk around on the verge of orgasm every second?' And he shut up."</p>
  • Mysteries of the universe

    08/25/2003 9:52:20 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies · 286+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/20/03 | Jim Holt
    Aug. 20 — One morning last April, the New York Times op-ed page ran a piece by the Australian physicist Paul Davies warning readers not to be so gullible as to believe there could be more than one universe. The next month, Scientific American published a long article by the physicist Max Tegmark asserting that, to the contrary, parallel universes almost certainly do exist. Around the same time, bookstores received Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries?, wherein Martin Gardner dismisses theories of multiple universes as “frivolous fantasies.” If you had seen all this, you may well have asked yourself: Is this...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 4-12-03

    04/12/2003 5:53:01 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 6 replies · 364+ views
    NASA ^ | 4-12-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 April 12 Mercury on the Horizon Credit & Copyright: Juan Carlos Casado Explanation: Have you ever seen the planet Mercury? Because Mercury orbits so close to the Sun, it never wanders far from the Sun in Earth's sky. If trailing the Sun, Mercury will be visible low on the horizon for only a short while before sunset. If leading the Sun, Mercury will be visible only shortly...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 3-23-03

    03/23/2003 1:08:01 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 4 replies · 358+ views
    NASA ^ | 3-23-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 March 23 Alpha Centauri: The Closest Star System Credit: 1-Meter Schmidt Telescope, ESO Explanation: The closest star system to the Sun is the Alpha Centauri system. Of the three stars in the system, the dimmest -- called Proxima Centauri -- is actually the nearest star. The bright stars Alpha Centauri A and B form a close binary as they are separated by only 23 times the Earth-...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 3-20-03

    03/20/2003 6:11:36 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 9 replies · 299+ views
    NASA ^ | 3-20-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 March 20 Sunrise Analemma Credit & Copyright: Anthony Ayiomamitis Explanation: Astronomically speaking, at the Equinox on March 21, 0100 UT (March 20, 8:00 PM ET) the season changes. For this Equinox the Sun rises due east as it crosses the celestial equator heading north. In celebration, consider this spectacular sunrise analemma! An analemma is the figure-8 loop you get when you mark the position of the Sun...
  • Eagles Rocker Rues State of Radio

    01/31/2003 12:12:36 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 87 replies · 288+ views
    wired news ^ | 1/31/03 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON -- To Don Henley's ears, the FM dial has been transformed from a bazaar of choices to a place where "everybody gets the same McDonald's hamburger."</p> <p>Taking issue with the musician on Capitol Hill Thursday, the chairman of a company that operates 1,200 stations said it makes a point of offering a variety of formats, from talk to country to rock to Spanish language.</p>
  • Multiple Sclerosis May Be Helped By Statins

    11/07/2002 2:04:34 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 207+ views
    Nature Science Update ^ | 7 Novembere 2002 | Helen Pearson
    Widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs could relieve multiple sclerosis, say researchers. The drugs might also work on other diseases where the immune system attacks the body. The drugs, called statins, are commonly prescribed to fight heart disease. The new study shows that they may also work on the immune system, reducing brain inflammation. Multiple sclerosis is thought to arise when the immune system assaults the nervous system. It strikes with unpredictable symptoms including fatigue, tremor and paralysis. Existing treatments can slow, but not stop, the advance of the disease. Scott Zamvil of the University of California, San Francisco, and his team...
  • The ethnocentrism of Clifford Geertz

    10/28/2002 8:37:43 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 4 replies · 744+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | October 2002 | Keith Windschuttle
    From its origins in classical thought and Christianity, Western culture has always had a strong tendency towards universalism. This principle has long been expressed in the idea of the unity of human kind and the belief that all human beings had a common origin and were equal before God. During the European Enlightenment, these Christian concepts were secularized to produce the notions of a common human nature and universal human rights. At the same time, the West produced a scientific method that was so successful its practitioners assumed they had found the key that would open the way to knowledge...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 7-05-02

    07/04/2002 11:00:40 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 10 replies · 244+ views
    NASA ^ | 7-05-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 July 5 Many MoonsCredit & Copyright: Corrado Alesso Explanation: Whimsical and creative, this multiple exposure suggests that planet Earth's sky could be very dramatic indeed if it were graced by many moons. And in James Thurber's well-known children's story, Princess Lenore was comfortable with the idea of many moons, even if the wise men of the King's court failed to understand. But just for the Royal Astronomer...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 6-12-02

    06/12/2002 7:00:07 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 12 replies · 279+ views
    NASA ^ | 6-12-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 June 12 A Partial Eclipse Over the Golden Gate Bridge Credit & Copyright: Gerard Barkats Explanation: Part of the Sun disappeared behind the Moon earlier this week. Previously, the waning Moon was best visible from all places on Earth during the early morning hours because it led the Sun. As the Moon orbited the Earth, however, the Sun caught up to it and passed it on the...
  • Nation: Police say arsonist blames personalities for starting fires

    03/30/2002 5:04:31 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 4 replies · 208+ views
    AP ^ | March 30, 2002 | AP
    Nation: Police say arsonist blames personalities for starting fires The Associated PressHANOVER, Pa. (March 30, 2002 7:11 p.m. EST) - A volunteer firefighter charged in seven arsons in York County told police he has multiple personalities, one of which he blamed for starting fires that he would later help put out, police said. Justin Yongue, 20, faces more than 39 felony charges in connection with arsons in the southern Pennsylvania county from Oct. 4 to Jan. 29. All the fires were in Penn and West Manheim townships, about 30 miles south of Harrisburg. No one was injured in the series...