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  • 100-Foot Asteroid to Buzz Earth Next Month

    02/06/2016 2:42:17 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
    Discovery ^ | 2/5/16 | Mike Wall
    An asteroid as long as a basketball court will give Earth a close shave next month — though scientists aren’t sure just how close. The near-Earth asteroid 2013 TX68, which is thought to be about 100 feet (30 meters) in diameter, will zoom past our planet on March 5. The space rock could come as close as 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) — less than 5 percent of the distance from Earth to the moon — or stay up to 9 million miles (14.5 million km) away during the flyby, NASA officials said. “The variation in possible closest-approach distances is due...
  • IDF Sources: ISIS Accumulating Support Near Israel-Jordan Border

    03/29/2015 4:03:26 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/29/2015 | Cynthia Blank
    Islamic State has recently found a following among Bedouin tribes in southern Jordan, tens of kilometers away from the border with Israel, sources from the IDF's Southern Command claim, according to Walla! News. Sympathy for the terror organization, IDF sources fear, may spur terror cells to be established along the border, from where terrorists will infiltrate into Israel's Aravah region and carry out attacks. Concern is only amplified by the fact that there is no border fence between Jordan and Israel in that region, and the Aravah Division of the IDF, responsible for border security, suffers from low manpower.
  • Scientific, Economic Database of Over 600,000 Asteroids- Awesome Visualization Application

    10/27/2013 4:27:10 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Asterank ^ | October 26, 2013 | Ian Webster
    I was prompted to post this asteroid database with over 600,000 asteroids that are plotted on this amazing visualization program in response to viewing sunkenciv's repost of the article originally posted February, 26, 2011 by LibWhacker. Record number of Near Earth asteroids discovered Urban Astronomer ^ | 2/26/11 | Allen Versfeld Posted on Saturday, February 26, 2011 4:59:15 PM by LibWhacker Reposted by Sunkenciv October 27, 2013 Free Republic:October 27, 2013:Record number of Near Earth Asteroids DiscoveredAsterank is a scientific and economic database of over 600,000 asteroids. We've collected, computed, or inferred important data such as asteroid mass and composition...
  • Israeli TV report shows air force gearing-up for Iran attack, says moment of truth is near

    04/15/2012 6:59:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 77 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | April 15, 2012 | Greg Tepper
    A major Israel TV station on Sunday night broadcast a detailed report on how Israel will go about attacking Irans nuclear facilities in the event that diplomacy and sanctions fail and Israel decides to carry out a military strike. The report, screened on the main evening news of Channel 10, was remarkable both in terms of the access granted to the reporter, who said he had spent weeks with the pilots and other personnel he interviewed, and in the fact that his assessments on a strike were cleared by the military censor. No order to strike is likely to be...
  • Explosion near Santa Monica synagogue due to mechanical failure

    04/07/2011 11:42:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    ABC News Los Angeles ^ | 6/7/11 | KABC
    SANTA MONICA (KABC) -- Police say an explosion near Santa Monica aynagogue was caused by some type of mechanical failure and not any type of bomb. Authorities from the Santa Monica and LAPD bomb squad remain at the scene. The blast was reported about 6:45 a.m. in the 1400 block of 18th Street, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.
  • Record number of Near Earth asteroids discovered

    02/26/2011 1:59:15 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Urban Astronomer ^ | 2/26/11 | Allen Versfeld
    A new record was set on 29 January 2011 when the science team operating a new prototype telescope discovered not one Near-Earth Asteroid, not two, but nineteen in a single night! This record number of discoveries shows that PS1 is the worlds most powerful telescope for this kind of study, said Nick Kaiser, head of the Pan-STARRS project. One of the most difficult jobs astronomers have in outreach is encouraging spending in asteroid discovery programs, to give us sufficient warning of any potential asteroids that will collide with Earth, while avoiding the temptation to whip up false panic. The risk...
  • Stillpoint

    02/03/2010 4:06:49 AM PST · by Zaarenoc · 70 replies · 1,973+ views
    Keep your eyes on Leo Panetta.
  • Study Says Near Extinction Threatened People

    04/24/2008 2:05:33 PM PDT · by blam · 56 replies · 143+ views
    Physorg ^ | 4-24-2008 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    Study says near extinction threatened people By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP WriterApril 24,2008 (AP) -- Human beings may have had a brush with extinction 70,000 years ago, an extensive genetic study suggests. The human population at that time was reduced to small isolated groups in Africa, apparently because of drought, according to an analysis released Thursday. The report notes that a separate study by researchers at Stanford University estimated the number of early humans may have shrunk as low as 2,000 before numbers began to expand again in the early Stone Age. "This study illustrates the extraordinary power of genetics...
  • Warriors with mild to moderate injuries stay near the fight

    11/20/2007 3:56:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 153+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Tech. Sgt. Sabrina Foster
    11/20/2007 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Warriors wounded in war with mild to moderate injuries are being sent to the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group where they can be treated, recover and returned to duty. There are seven nurses on staff, which includes three intensive care unit nurses, who deal with a lot of different injuries or medical conditions on a daily basis. "Most of the patients that come here are aeromedically evacuated from up range," said Maj. Nancy Johnson," the 379th EMDG chief nurse. "We see a variety of injuries from improvised explosive devices, mortar blasts or bullet wounds, but...
  • Servicemembers Near and Far Participate in Army Ten-Miler

    10/09/2007 4:17:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 173+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2007 Thousands of U.S. troops took to the streets of the nations capital and to makeshift routes laid out on military outposts around the world during the Army Ten-Miler on Oct. 7. Army 1st Lt. Anthony R. Calingo finishes first in the Logistics Support Area Adder Ten-Miler in Iraq. Photo by Spc. Jamie Avila, USA(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. This is the first 10-miler Ive ever run, Army Spc. Matthew Davis said after completing a shadow event at Logistics Support Area Adder, about 225 miles south of Baghdad. Its probably one of the...
  • Air strike near Ramadi kills terrorists

    09/06/2006 5:14:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 59 replies · 1,365+ views
    Watch Air Strike VideoDepartment of Defense photo. BAGHDAD -- An air strike near Ramadi on Saturday killed six terrorists who had fired mortars at civilians there. Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, Multi-National Force - Iraq senior spokesman, said that Coalition aircraft saw the terrorists loading a mortar tube into a white sedan near a known terrorist safe house.The Coalition aircraft continued to watch as the terrorists dug up munitions from a weapons cache and then fired four mortars at Iraqi civilians Saturday morning. The men then drove the vehicle to another secluded area. Coalition forces, determining that striking...
  • Ancient Gold Treasures Unearthed In Thracian Tomb Near Black Sea

    09/04/2006 3:04:13 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 670+ views
    Ancient gold treasures unearthed in Thracian tomb near Black Sea The Associated Press Published: September 4, 2006 SOFIA, Bulgaria A 2,200-year-old set of gold jewelry was unearthed from a Thracian burial mound on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, the archaeologist who led the excavations said Monday. Daniela Agre said her team in late August found dozens of tiny jewelry pieces in the tomb of a woman, most likely a Thracian priestess, near the resort of Sinemorets, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) southeast of the capital, Sofia. The discovery included two earrings, crafted like miniature chariots, as well as parts of gold...
  • Paparazzo Arrested for Hiding Near Daycare

    06/23/2006 11:36:07 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 605+ views ^ | 6 23 06 | associated press
    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - A paparazzo was arrested Thursday after he was discovered hiding in bushes outside a daycare center attended by Angelina Jolie's adopted son, authorities said. Photographer Clint Brewer, 25, was trying to take pictures of 4-year-old Maddox Jolie-Pitt, according to Cindy Guagenti, a publicist for Jolie's partner, Brad Pitt. Brewer was detained by security shortly before 11 a.m. and the property's owner made a citizen's arrest, said sheriff's Lt. Crystal Miranda. Deputies arrested Brewer on suspicion of trespassing and he was later released on $1,000 bail, officials said. Jolie, Pitt and their children returned to Malibu two...
  • Despite Ceasefire Talk, Five Kassams Explode in and Near Sderot (Video link)

    06/15/2006 3:37:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 209+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jun 15, '06 | Hillel Fendel
    After a day of near quiet, a wave of five Kassam rockets was launched at Israel from northern Gaza Thursday morning. An Arutz Sheva TV was on the scene - live. Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal called on the government to resign in light of its failure to protect the city's residents. Visiting MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union) decried the fact that while Sderot residents are suffering the consequences of the last withdrawal, "Olmert is abroad, declaring that the next withdrawal is a fait accompli." An Arutz Sheva English TV crew was in Sderot filming a live shoot of the hunger...
  • Building near WTC entombs toxins, remains ('eyesore' presents problems, body parts no big deal)

    05/23/2006 8:34:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 983+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/23/06 | AMY WESTFELDT
    Building near WTC entombs toxins, remainsBy AMY WESTFELDT, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago AP Photo: In this Sept. 30, 2001, file photo NEW YORK - While debates rage about why more buildings have not gone up at the World Trade Center site, there is one, shrouded in a web of black netting and full of trade center dust, that can't seem to come down. The vacant 41-story former Deutsche Bank AG building looms above ground zero, contaminated with toxic waste and still holding tiny body parts more than four years after the trade center collapsed onto it on Sept....
  • Water Treatment Plants Near Completion

    04/26/2006 11:33:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 245+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Cassandra Groce
    U.S. Army Maj. John Weibe inspects a water plant near the small Iraqi village of Sahfrah. The plant is 95 percent completed. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Cassandra Groce Water Treatment Plants Near Completion The plants are part of a project entitled Rihad Village Water Projects that is responsible for the construction of the new purification systems. By U.S. Army Spc. Cassandra Groce 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment HAWIJA, Iraq, April 26, 2006 — The cliché, “Don’t drink the water” could easily apply to some of Iraq’s water supply. Clean water is a necessity with the lack of a...
  • More Human Remains Found Near Trade Center

    04/06/2006 8:45:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 1,219+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/06/06
    More Human Remains Found Near Trade Center1 hour, 32 minutes ago The Deutsche Bank building, center right, shrouded in black netting with a large American flag, is across from the World Trade Center site in New York in this May 30, 2002 file photo. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) NEW YORK - Construction workers near the World Trade Center discovered 74 more bone fragments on a damaged skyscraper being prepared for demolition, the largest discovery of human remains since cleanup of the building began last fall, officials said. Investigators reviewing emergency calls from the morning of the terrorist attacks also identified eight...
  • Helo Crashes Near Baghdad; Officials Detail Recent Operations

    04/01/2006 12:34:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 368+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 1, 2006 A Multinational Division Baghdad helicopter went down at about 5:30 p.m. today southwest of Baghdad, and military officials also reported the results of recent operations in Iraq. Aside from saying the helicopter was conducting a combat air patrol and the crew's status isn't known, officials provided no further details. Additional information on the helicopter and the fate of its crew is being withheld pending investigation and notification of next of kin, according to a Multinational Force Iraq news release. In other news, coalition forces captured three terrorism suspects and killed three others today in...
  • Soldiers stop IED suspects near Kirkuk

    03/21/2006 3:11:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies · 616+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Mar 20, 2006 | Sgt. 1st Class Paul Schultz and Spc Barbara Ospina
    KIRKUK, Iraq (Army News Service, March 20, 2006) Iraqi Police and Bastogne Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division captured two terrorists Saturday after an improvised explosive device detonated on a combined patrol near Kirkuk, damaging one of the patrol vehicles. The Bastogne Soldiers from two 101st Airborne battalions detained 46 suspected insurgents during numerous cordon and search missions with Iraqi Security Forces in Kirkuk and Hawijah, Iraq, last week. IED suspects nabbed In the IED attack Saturday, Soldiers and policemen avoided injury, officials reported. The troops immediately searched the area, capturing the two suspects. Mariwan Rahim, who came up...
  • Caches found in Operation Swarmer near Samarra

    03/21/2006 3:08:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 356+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Mar 20, 2006 | Jeremy L. Wood
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Army News Service, March 20, 2006) At least 11 caches were discovered and more than 60 suspected insurgents detained last week during Operation Swarmer, the airborne insertion into southern Salah Ad Din province, near Samarra. Coalition Forces encountered an IED along one of the roads in the area Saturday and one vehicle was damaged. No troops were injured in the attack, Multi-National Force-Iraq officials reported. Iraqi Army troops and their Coalition partners continued to clear the objective area northeast of Samarra Sunday. Enemy caches captured thus far yielded significant amounts of weapons and IED-making materials. Included in...
  • Mortar Attack Claims Soldier; Iraqi Soldiers Find Bomb Near School

    03/16/2006 4:28:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 163+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2006 A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier was killed yesterday in a mortar attack southwest of Baghdad, military officials reported. The soldier's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. In other news from Iraq, members of Iraq's 3rd Public Order Brigade found a roadside bomb in front of a trade school southeast of Baghdad on March 14, military officials reported today. The bomb consisted of a 155 mm artillery round, two batteries and a block of explosives, officials said. (Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)
  • Former Top Judge Says US Risks Edging Near To Dictatorship

    03/12/2006 6:49:12 PM PST · by blam · 122 replies · 2,983+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3-13-2006 | Julian Borger
    Former top judge says US risks edging near to dictatorship Sandra Day O'Connor warns of rightwing attacks Lawyers 'must speak up' to protect judiciary Julian Borger in Washington Monday March 13, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Sandra Day O'Connor, a Republican-appointed judge who retired last month after 24 years on the supreme court, has said the US is in danger of edging towards dictatorship if the party's rightwingers continue to attack the judiciary. In a strongly worded speech at Georgetown University, reported by National Public Radio and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Ms O'Connor took aim at Republican leaders...
  • Mysterious Fish 'Party' Near NC Shore (Jubilee?)

    03/04/2006 5:02:14 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 1,094+ views
    Live Science ^ | 2-27-2006
    Mysterious Fish 'Party' Near N.C. Shore By The Associated Press posted: 27 February 2006 11:38 am ET JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP)State and local wildlife experts are trying to figure out what led more than a thousand flounder, spot and pin fish to beach themselves at the Marine Corps' New River air baseand then swim away. They believe it may be related to a popular phenomenon known in coastal Alabama as "jubilee.''The fish surfaced in shallow water Friday morning. They were lethargic, but alive. "It's kind of strange,'' said Mike Sanderford, New River Riverkeeper. "It's a bunch of fish up here, but...
  • First Elamite Inscription Discovered Near Bandar Abbas

    03/01/2006 11:46:59 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 414+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 3-1-2006
    First Elamite inscription discovered near Bandar Abbas Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN -- The archaeologists working at an ancient site near Bandar Abbas recently discovered a fragment of an inscription which seems to be written in Elamite cuneiform, the Persian service of CHN reported on Tuesday. The director of the team said that the discovery was made in a cemetery from the Qajar era near Sarkhun village, adding that the archaeologists estimate that it dates back to about 1500 BC, which was the middle Elamite era. The inscription is one of the most important and rare artifacts discovered in Hormozgan...
  • Soldiers find, destroy bomb near mosque

    02/27/2006 3:01:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 375+ views
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Feb. 27, 2006) Acting on a tip from an Iraqi citizen, a team from Multi-National Division Baghdads 53rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company stopped a potential threat Friday by finding and disposing of an MK-84 bomb near a mosque south of Al Hillah. Due to the bombs location near the religious shrine, the team had no other choice than to burn the bomb in place as a last resort, officials said. They said the team was able to do this without any damage to the mosque, Iraqi citizens or MND B Soldiers. Elsewhere, Soldiers...
  • Soldiers unearth 15 caches near Kirkuk

    02/21/2006 3:50:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 500+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Feb 21, 2006
    KIRKUK, Iraq (Army News Service, Feb. 21, 2006) V Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers combined efforts Monday, capturing four known insurgents and unearthing a network of 15 weapons caches during a combined operation west of Kirkuk. The operation began with an Iraqi-led cordon and search of a village known to be a safe haven for insurgent and terrorist cells responsible for attacks on oil pipelines and coalition convoys in the area. With troops from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division providing security outside the village and U.S. aircraft overhead, soldiers of the 2nd Iraqi Army Brigade moved in. Their...
  • "Joining the military is hazardous to your humanity" says group sponsored by fmr. Dem. Congressman

    06/18/2005 2:42:01 PM PDT · by nwrep · 44 replies · 1,381+ views
    The "Central Committee of Conscientious Objectors" is an organization which "supports and promotes individual and collective resistance to war and preparations for war", according to its website. Among the resources available on the website are How-to guides on being AWOL, various reasons for getting out of the military, as well as a list of reasons one should not join the US military. The following picture on its website illustrates the goal of the organization: This organization lists among its sponsors former Democratic congressman Ronald Dellums of California. Dellums was an anti-war, anti-military radical who created a stir during the Vietnam...
  • Mortarmen support infantry near Hit, Iraq

    01/17/2006 6:29:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 680+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 17, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Peter R. Miller
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HIT, Iraq (Jan. 17, 2006) -- In the middle of a relaxed game of soccer, the frantic call for counter-fire brings the fun to an abrupt end. While the ball continues to roll, Marines of the 81mm mortar platoon race to their guns and scramble into Kevlar helmets and dusty flak jackets. We [the 81mm mortar platoon] can do all types of missions, said Lance Cpl. Jesse L. Evans, of Clifton Springs, N.Y., a mortarman with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines. We fire counter-fire missions against insurgent mortar teams, fire illumination missions, or even mark...
  • Oldest Hominid Skull In Australia Found Near Bega (7 Million Years Old)

    01/13/2006 4:46:20 PM PST · by blam · 75 replies · 1,286+ views
    Oldest hominid skull in Australia found near Bega Friday, 13 January 2006 THE endocast of a primitive hominid-like skull was recovered from among the rubble of a volcanic plug in the Bega district in May 2005 The find could suggest that a race of ancestral hominids had evolved in Australia from tree-dwelling primate ancestors by seven million years ago. This is well before our primate ancestors supposedly left the trees for a terrestrial existence in Africa around six million years ago! The fossil was discovered by noted prehistory researcher Rex Gilroy of Katoomba NSW, where he operates the 'Australian-Pacific Archaeological...
  • Hill Near Evros Holds Story Of Plotinopolis

    12/10/2005 12:03:58 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 454+ views
    Kathimeri ^ | 12-10-2005
    Hill near Evros holds story of PlotinopolisDig suggests ancient settlement Part of a building excavated at Plotinopolis, the city founded by Trajan to honor his wife Plotina. Mathaios Koutsoumanis of the 19th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities will discuss the excavation on Monday. Ever since the 1960s, the site where the hill of Aghia Petra rises between the Evros and Erythrpotamos rivers has been identified with the city of Plotinopolis. The Roman Emperor Trajan (AD 98-117) founded the city 2 kilometers from the Evros in honor of his wife Plotina. In 1965, soldiers digging a trench in the area...
  • Australia Terror Suspects 'Were Stopped Near Nuclear Plant'

    11/14/2005 5:27:19 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 524+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-14-2005
    Australia terror suspects 'were stopped near nuclear plant' Staff and agencies Monday November 14, 2005 Three of the 18 terror suspects arrested in Sydney and Melbourne last week were stopped and questioned by police near Australia's only nuclear power station, it was claimed today. A document released to the court where the eight people arrested in Sydney had their first hearing alleged that three of the suspects had been stopped in their car near the city's nuclear facility in December 2004. The men also had an off-road motorbike and claimed they were there to ride, the document said. It added...
  • Jehoash Tablet Said Found Near Muslim Cemetery

    11/14/2005 1:40:50 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 837+ views
    Haaretz Daily ^ | 11-14-2005 | Nadav Shragai
    Jehoash tablet said found near Muslim cemetery By Nadav Shragai The inscription attributed to King Jehoash whose discovery was announced earlier this week was reportedly found near Jerusalem's Muslim cemetery, outside the eastern wall of the Temple Mount, not far from Golden Gate, according to information obtained by Ha'aretz. Jehoash ruled in Jerusalem at the end of the ninth century B.C.E. The inscription has been authenticated by the National Infrastructure Ministry's Geological Survey of Israel. Three different people and institutions involved in examining the stone told Ha'aretz that representatives of the collector who owns the stone told them it was...
  • Steel Curtain drops on terrorists near Syrian border

    11/08/2005 3:12:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 925+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 8, 2005
    AR RAMADI, Iraq (Army News Service, Nov. 8, 2005) -- Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers are fighting alongside Marines near the Iraq-Syria border in Operation Steel Curtain, which began over the weekend. Thirty-six terrorists have been confirmed killed so far in the operation, near the town of Hasaybah. The objectives of Operation al Hajip Elfulathi (Steel Curtain) are to restore Iraqi sovereign control along the border and destroy the al Qaeda operating throughout the region, officials said. Terrorists masqueraded as women Iraqi troops killed three foreign fighters dressed in womens clothing. The trio brandished weapons as they neared the checkpoint that...
  • Coalition stops 70 terrorists near Ramadi

    10/17/2005 5:29:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 573+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Oct 17, 2005 | unattributed
    AR RAMADI, Iraq (Army News Service, Oct. 17, 2005) -- Coalition forces continued counter-terrorism operations in areas of Al Anbar Province Oct. 16, killing an estimated 70 terrorists in separate actions. Terrorists stopped while emplacing IED While conducting a combat air patrol Sunday afternoon, crewmembers from an F-15 observed 20 men arrive in four vehicles at the crater site of a previously-detonated IED which had killed five U.S. and two Iraqi Soldiers east of Ramadi Oct. 15. The terrorists were in the process of emplacing another IED in the same spot when the F- 15 engaged them with a precision-guided...
  • C-141 approaches historical conclusion as last flight near

    09/28/2005 4:10:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 56 replies · 2,546+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 28, 2005 | Gene Vandeventer
    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFPN) -- Since its first flight Dec. 17, 1963, the C-141 Starlifter has enjoyed a prestigious history. The last chapter of that history will be written in October when the Air Force's last C-141 unit, the 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, starts replacing its Starlifters with the C-5 Galaxy. Over the years, C-141s have carried cargo, passengers and patients around the globe. Air Force reservists flew many of those missions, first in an associate-unit capacity, and later in a unit-equipped role. In 1987, the 459th Military Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB,...
  • California Libertarian near the front in crowded San Diego mayoral race

    06/24/2005 12:14:07 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 655+ views
    Libertarian Party ^ | June 22, 2005
    "Only in San Diego would we expect a Libertarian to be in the front of the pack," said Michael Marcotte, moderator of a KCBS panel -- televised on May 27 -- about the candidates in the San Diego, Calif., mayoral race. The Libertarian in question is Richard Rider, chairman of the successful San Diego Tax Fighters and one of 11 active candidates for the special mayoral election to be held July 26. And Marcotte wasn't alone in his estimation of Rider's chances of success in this race: Rider, a retired stockbroker and financial planner, has routinely been named as one...
  • Entrepreneurs Pitch "Code Boat" For Near-Shore IT Outsourcing

    05/06/2005 11:44:31 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 29 replies · 1,511+ views ^ | 5 2 05 | W. David Gardner
    Two California entrepreneurs are developing an IT services business plan that reads like a CIO's paradise: sharply lower IT prices coupled with easy access to software and engineering outsourcing developers just a short boat ride away. It's the "Code Boat," a plan by David Cook and Roger Green, the founders of SeaCode. Their venture calls for staffing a cruise ship three miles off the Southern California coast with customer IT specialists and then making the ship available to IT headquarters staffers through a short water taxi ride. "We're getting a good reception," said Green, a veteran software developer and executive....
  • Labor pain = gas station birth, near arrest Police thought mother was driving a stolen car

    04/01/2005 11:12:04 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 1,065+ views
    msnbc ^ | 3 31 05 | The Associated Press
    KETTERING, Ohio - A woman rushing to a hospital to give birth hit a few stops along the way first at a gas station where she delivered the baby herself, then when confused police ordered her out of the car at gunpoint. Debbie Coleman, whose 3- and 4-year-old daughters were asleep in the back seat, pulled over at a gas station just after midnight Tuesday. I asked if she needed help, and she just leaned back in the seat, hollered a little, and I looked down and there was the babys head, said station co-owner Lloyd Goff, who was...
  • Terrorists Fire Rocket Near Power Plant

    01/01/2005 8:09:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 776+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 01:39 Jan 02, '05 | staff
    Arab terrorists Saturday continued to bombard Israel with mortar shelling and rockets, one of which exploded near a major power facility. A Kassam rocket fell Friday south of the Ashkelon power plant, just north of Gaza and within Israel's pre-1967 borders. Critics of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan have pointed out that an Israeli withdrawal from Gaza would bring the power plant within striking range of Kassam rockets. The Ashkelon facility is Israel's major source of electricity besides the facility near Hadera, north of Tel Aviv. Another Kassam exploded near the community dining room of a kibbutz (collective community)...
  • Parthian Era Subterranean Village Discovered Near Maragheh

    12/31/2004 12:19:44 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 587+ views
    Teheran Times ^ | 12-31-2004
    Parthian era subterranean village discovered near Maragheh Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN (MNA) -- Iranian archaeologists have discovered a Parthian era village under the earth near the Mehr Temple of the northwestern city of Maragheh, the director of the Maragheh Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department said on Wednesday. Since the Mehr Temple is one of the little known sites of Iran, our team planned to carry out some excavations around it to ascertain some details about the temple. The excavations resulted in the discovery of an underground village which archaeologists believe dates back to the Parthian era, Nasser Zavvari added....
  • Archaeologists Find Ancient Village Near Tel-Aviv

    12/27/2004 12:12:04 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 912+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-27-2004 | AP
    Dec. 26, 2004 19:29Archeologists find ancient village near Tel-Aviv By ASSOCIATED PRESS Archeologists have discovered a village near the Mediterranean coast dating from the 4th century B.C., the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Sunday - a rare find. The discovery provides an unusual insight into a turbulent period when there were intense struggles for control over the area, said Uzi Ad, who led the dig. During this period the region was under the rule of the Egyptian Ptolemy empire and then the Selucid Greeks from Syria before it was conquered by the Jewish Hasmonean dynasty in the second century B.C. "The...
  • End of nursing strike may be near

    12/14/2004 9:39:47 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 262+ views
    Petoskey News-Review ^ | Tuesday, December 14, 2004 | Beth Anne Piehl
    End of nursing strike may be near Tuesday, December 14, 2004 2:56 PM EST The end of the more than 2-year-long registered nurses' strike at Northern Michigan Hospital could be near. Today, Tuesday, hospital officials said they received an employee petition, signed by the majority of the nurses in the union bargaining unit, stating: "We no longer wish to be represented by, or be members of, the Teamsters Local 406." The petition, legally termed a "self-help petition," was received Monday, according to hospital president and chief executive officer, Tom Mroczkowski. He would not release specific numbers of petition signatories,...
  • Exploiting the Koran to Terrorize

    12/14/2004 8:13:38 AM PST · by forty_years · 12 replies · 1,070+ views ^ | December 14, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Counterterrorism efforts got a major boost last week when an American district court found three Muslim organizations and one individual, mostly based in the Chicago area, guilty of funding Hamas and fined them an astonishing US$156 million.The four were found liable for their roles in the murder of an American teenager, David Boim, on May 13, 1996, when he was shot by Hamas operatives as he waited for a bus near Jerusalem. This case is important in itself, providing some measure of justice and relief for the Boim family. Beyond that, it helps fight terrorism in four ways.First, it validates...

    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!
  • 5,000 Year-Old Artifacts (Found) Near Texas Coast

    11/14/2004 2:33:59 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies · 1,867+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11-13-2004 | lynn Brezosky
    5,000-Year-Old Artifacts Near Texas Coast By LYNN BREZOSKY The Associated Press Saturday, November 13, 2004; 8:50 PM HARLINGEN, Texas - Archaeologists have discovered a cache of artifacts near South Padre Island that they say could be up to 5,000 years old, potentially providing new clues about early peoples of the Texas coast. Ricklis said the find is significant because so little is known about the ancient Rio Grande Valley. Most early manmade items would have been eroded by sand and sea air, or washed out by the ever-changing course of the waterways of the Rio Grande basin near the Mexican...
  • Arafat's Last Threat to Israel?

    11/09/2004 7:11:22 AM PST · by stevejackson · 9 replies · 667+ views ^ | November 9, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "I think it's very important for our friends, the Israelis, to have a peaceful Palestinian state living on their border. And it's very important for the Palestinian people to have a peaceful, hopeful future." So spoke President Bush just two days after his re-election, just exactly as news reports were leaking Yasser Arafat's demise.The combination of Mr. Bush's stunning new mandate and Mr. Arafat's near-death condition will lead, I predict, to a quick revival of Palestinian-Israeli diplomacy after months of relative doldrums and to massive dangers to Israel.The doldrums will cease because the Bush administration views Mr. Arafat as the...
  • Five decades ago, Nazi case set precedent for military tribunals (subs near NY, Florida coasts)

    07/06/2004 6:24:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 731+ views
    Hark the Herald ^ | 7/06/04 | Connie Cass
    Five decades ago, Nazi case set precedent for military tribunals Connie Cass THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 12:00 AM WASHINGTON -- A German submarine slipped through dark waters toward New York's Long Island in June 1942, creeping so close it bumped the sandy bottom. A second settled into shallows along the Florida coast. Each sent ashore four men, who dragged crates of explosives up the beaches. They were under orders to blow up American railroads, bridges and factories. But none got the chance. All eight were arrested within two weeks. Within two months, six were executed. They...
  • City-sized asteroid to pass Earth this fall

    05/05/2004 2:51:56 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 26 replies · 248+ views ^ | posted: 06:30 am ET 03 May 2004 | Robert Roy Britt
    City-Sized Asteroid to Pass Earth This FallBy Robert Roy BrittSenior Science Writerposted: 06:30 am ET03 May 2004 A minor rumor has hatched on the Internet that a large and deadly asteroid will strike Earth this fall. Bulletin board discussions cite a 63 percent chance of impact, while concerned readers have e-mailed wondering if it is true.Astronomers know of no such impending doom.The rumors are likely rooted in a real event, however. On Sept. 29, 2004 an asteroid the size of a small city will make the closest known pass of such a very large space rock anytime this...
  • Oceans Rising Faster Near Coasts

    04/26/2004 3:25:38 PM PDT · by blam · 64 replies · 476+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-26-2004 | Jenny Hogan
    Oceans rising faster near coasts 09:45 26 April 04 Satellite measurements of sea levels have uncovered a bizarre effect - the sea seems to be rising faster near the coast than in mid-ocean. Simon Holgate and Philip Woodworth of the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, in Bidston, UK, found this discrepancy using the Topex satellite, launched in 1992. The satellite measures sea level by bouncing microwaves off the ocean and timing the return trip. According to the Topex data, global average sea level rose by 2.8 millimetres a year between 1993 and 2002. This is thought to be a consequence of global...
  • Girl Found in Ravine Near Dead Mother

    04/14/2004 2:52:49 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 191+ views
    aolnews ^ | 4 14 04 | BRUCE HARING,
    LOS ANGELES (April 14) - A 5-year-old girl found in a ravine survived on dry noodles and Gatorade while remaining near her dead mother following a car crash more than a week ago, relatives and authorities said. The girl, apparently uninjured, was identified as Ruby Bustamante, the daughter of Norma Bustamante, 26, of Indio, said Jane Evans, nursing supervisor at Riverside Regional Medical Center. They were reported missing April 4. California Department of Transportation workers repairing a road barrier Tuesday morning found the girl, her mother's body and a wrecked Ford Taurus 150 feet down a ravine off the 60...