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  • Why is Christmas Celebrated Mainly at Night?

    12/24/2013 3:23:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/23/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    O Holy night! Yes, a silent night! and, it came upon a midnight clear. Christmas, it would seem, is a festival of the mid night. Jesus is born when it is dark, dark midnight. We are sure of it. And why not?Even though we are not told the exact hour of his birth we are sure it must have been night. Scripture does say that the Shepherds who heard the glad tidings were keeping watch over their flock “by night” (cf Luke 2:9). Further the Magi sought him by the light of a star, and stars are seen at night,...
  • Long Island School Removes Words From Silent Night – Too Offensive (Video)

    12/19/2013 7:04:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/19/13 | Silent Night
    For their Christmas Holiday concert Kings Park school in Long Island cut several religious references from their music. It was too offensive. It’s an Obama world. “Silent Night” is now too offensive to sing at school. CBS Local reported: The song “Silent Night” is at the heart of a concert controversy on Long Island. Kings Park school officials removed several religious references, including “Holy infant” and “Christ the Savior,” from the popular Christmas carol before a student concert last week, WCBS 880′s Mike Xirinachs reported. The intent was to avoid offending non-Christians, but the change left others upset. “I’m not...
  • Stealth coating based on squid skin could make soldiers invisible to night vision

    09/21/2013 1:54:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9/10/13 | Richard Gray
    Camouflaged clothing that mimics squid skin is being developed to hide soldiers from night vision equipment.Most camouflage materials used to disguise soldiers and vehicles during the day show up easily when viewed through night vision goggles and infrared cameras. This is because leaves and other foliage reflect infrared light in a different way to other fabrics and materials. However, scientists at the University of California Irvine have created a new “stealth” coating that can change the way it reflects infrared light on command. The films, which are around 100,000 times thinner than a human hair, can be switched on and...
  • Like Thieves in the Night

    08/13/2013 1:05:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/8/13 | Ari Soffer
    ..... In an apparent bid to lessen the impact of the release on public morale, the vehicles transporting the released terrorists will have blackened windows which they will not be able to open. Additionally, the release itself will take place in the middle of the night, and not in broad daylight. This arrangement will prevent a repeat of the kinds of jubilant scenes usually associated with such releases, as murderers celebrate their crimes and imminent release by cheering, laughing and flashing victory signs. .....
  • NBC’s Rising Leno Dominates Kimmel and Letterman

    07/08/2013 11:41:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 50 replies
    Variety ^ | 7/8/13 | Rick Kissell
    He’s a little more than six months away from passing the “Tonight Show” baton — again — but Jay Leno is very much still on his game ratings-wise.
  • The United States at Night April-Oct 2012

    12/05/2012 7:13:07 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 46 replies
    NASA ^ | 12/6/2012 | NASA
    This image of the continental United States at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012. The image was made possible by the satellite's "day-night band" of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires and reflected moonlight.
  • Obama plans election-night rally in Chicago convention center

    10/18/2012 3:24:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 17, 2012
    U.S. President Barack Obama plans to usher in what he hopes will be a second four-year term in the White House at an election-night rally at a huge convention center near downtown Chicago, campaign and city officials said on Wednesday. The event will likely draw thousands of supporters to the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, Obama's hometown and the site of his re-election campaign headquarters. Supporters are expected to watch the voting results come in and then hear a speech by the incumbent Democrat who faces Republican Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and private equity executive, in the...
  • NBC: North Korean nuclear test could happen as early as Tuesday night

    04/24/2012 4:00:15 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 80 replies
    North Korea could carry out an underground test of a nuclear weapon as early as Tuesday night as the North's reclusive leadership dramatically tries to up the stakes with the U.S. and the West, U.S. officials told NBC News. U.S. officials say North Korea may already have an arsenal between 12 and a "few dozen" far more advanced weapons, many more than generally believed.
  • Train Whistle heard at night though not near any tracks for miles

    02/25/2012 7:04:02 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 115 replies · 1+ views
    February 25, 2012 | Beowulf9
    At night I hear a train whistle where I live, only occasionally and actually rarely. Have heard it about 3 or 4 times in about 7 years. Thing is I live about 7 miles from a train track. Is it possible to hear a train whistle that far away? and it does sound kind of ghostly, echoey, resonates. I wondered if anyone else hear knows how far a train whistle can be heard. I live in Phoenix Az, by Camelback Mountain.
  • What Obama donors ate last night

    06/24/2011 9:48:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/23/11 | Caitlin McDevitt
    What did Obama supporters get for $35,800-a-plate at Thursday night’s DNC fundraising dinner at Manhattan’s swanky Daniel restaurant?The menu included Maine lobster salad with roasted beets, a duo of Black Angus beef, braised short ribs with spinach and roasted tenderloin with stuffed potato and hen of the woods.The wines poured: a 2009 Sandhi Santa Barbara Chardonnay ($28 per bottle according to the winery’s website) and a 2008 Copain Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Tous Ensembles (also under $30 per bottle according to pricing online.)For dessert, guests were treated to
  • NASA Photo of the Day: The Last Rollout of Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) to Launch Pad 39A

    06/02/2011 8:47:53 AM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 8 replies · 1+ views
    ChamorroBible.org ^ | May 31, 2011 | Kim Shiflett, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida
    2000x1330 pixels, 3000x1996 pixels. Via photo 22 at http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20051129.htm
  • The Dark-Sky Movement

    01/31/2011 9:15:12 PM PST · by americanophile · 121 replies · 6+ views
    Buzz Log ^ | January 31, 2011 | Mike Krumboltz
    Stargazers now have their Graceland. The Channel Island of Sark, located 80 miles south of England, has been designated as the world's first dark-sky island. Dark-sky communities are places with very little to no light pollution. As a result, the stars are far easier to see and more fun to look at. According to a buzzy article from SPACE.com, Sark is just 4.5 square miles and has "no public street lighting, no paved roads, and no cars." In other words, save for the occasional flashlight or matchstick, there aren't a lot of things to interfere with the nighttime display, which...
  • Barbara Boxer: Prom Night Atmosphere Made Chamber Feel 'More Grown-up'

    01/26/2011 8:14:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 1/26/11 | Jeff Poor
    Who would have thought something seemingly as juvenile as having a so-called prom date would give an aura of maturity? At Tuesday’s State of the Union address, according to California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, it did. Boxer appeared on MSNBC’s special State of the Union night edition of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” O’Donnell asked Boxer and her “date,” Rep. John Mica, Florida Republican, if this seating arrangement made a difference.
  • So what is everyone's plans for the night of Nov 2nd?

    10/22/2010 10:55:57 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 144 replies
    22 Oct 2010 | US Navy Vet
    Post 'em here
  • Too much light at night at night may lead to obesity, study finds

    10/11/2010 2:58:19 PM PDT · by decimon · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Ohio State University ^ | October 11, 2010 | Unknown
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Persistent exposure to light at night may lead to weight gain, even without changing physical activity or eating more food, according to new research in mice. Researchers found that mice exposed to a relatively dim light at night over eight weeks had a body mass gain that was about 50 percent more than other mice that lived in a standard light-dark cycle. "Although there were no differences in activity levels or daily consumption of food, the mice that lived with light at night were getting fatter than the others," said Laura Fonken, lead author of the study...
  • Man Fatally Shot in N. Mpls., Blocks Away From Neighborhood Parties

    08/04/2010 10:05:41 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies
    kstp ^ | 8-4-10 | Katie Lynn
    Minneapolis police say a man was shot and killed Tuesday night, just blocks away from people celebrating National Night Out. According to police, the shooting occurred around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday on the 2600 block of Penn Avenue in North Minneapolis. This is the 32nd homicide in Minneapolis this year. At this same time last year, there had been nine homicides citywide. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says violent crime is down compared to two years ago.
  • NJ man gunned down at anti-violence block party

    08/04/2010 9:50:58 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 4, 2010
    PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a man attending a block party as part of the National Night Out anti-crime initiative was shot and killed in New Jersey's third-largest city. Paterson police say 39-year-old Robert Godfrey was shot in the head while arguing with another man on a crowded street Tuesday.
  • Fox To Cancel 'The Wanda Sykes Show' (HaHa)

    05/14/2010 4:33:20 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 32 replies · 800+ views
    Deadline ^ | 05/14/2010 | Nikke Finke
    EXCLUSIVE: I hear Fox is canceling The Wanda Sykes Show Wanda Sykes after one season. The late-night talk show started off strong but tumbled in the ratings as the season went on and fell below the performance of predecessor MadTV in the Saturday 11 PM hour. Fox has options for the late-night Saturday slot. It has been actively developing sketch comedies this pilot season and ordered two pilots, one written by and starring Dana Carvey and Spike Feresten, with another, from Jamie Foxx and MadTV creators Fax Bahr and Adam Small.
  • Lords of the Night

    02/21/2010 5:57:19 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 385+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 02/21/2010 | Belinda van Rensburg
    As the sun sinks behind buildings and meadows; When darkness moves in and the lesser lights rule - Lone figures scurry and slink in the shadows Mangy and starving they search, sniff and drool. During the day they rest and they slumber Seeking a spot in the sun or the shade; Once it is dark and the sun has gone under They run in packs for protection and aid.
  • The Night

    11/11/2009 11:21:06 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 1,617+ views
    The Night! Oxia – The Night
  • What Really Happened At Behesht Zahra Cemetery On The Nights Of July 13-15? Iran night burials

    08/29/2009 12:01:20 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies · 326+ views
    Radio Free Europe ^ | Saturday, August 29, 2009 | None stated
    In this blog post, the author, who says he/she is the child of a Behesht Zahra cemetery worker, writes about reports of the secret burials of many victims of Iran's postelection violence: I am a student and my mother is an employee at the cemetery. Our financial situation isn’t good and all of us are loyal supporters of [Iranian President Mahmud] Ahmadinejad. (You may judge this as you wish!) Even though I am aware that he has won the presidency through a fraudulent election, it is because of Ahmadinejad's government that cemetery employees can own a house after so many...
  • America Supports You: NHL Team Hosts Military Appreciation Night

    02/21/2008 4:27:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 148+ views
    America Supports You ^ | John J. Kruzel
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2008 – Away from the rigors of combat last night on an evening dedicated to their selfless service, the only shootout troops worried about was between dueling National Hockey League teams. During Military Appreciation Night at the Verizon Center here, the Washington Capitals honored some 5,000 servicemembers and their families with free admission and hosted dozens of wounded warriors from military hospitals. From the giant high-definition screen hanging from the arena's ceiling, shout-outs to servicemembers and videos featuring troops and hockey pros projected onto some 18,000 fans attending the Capitals-New York Islanders contest. At a pre-game...
  • Extremely Rare Camera Shot

    12/12/2007 10:26:11 AM PST · by Revski · 5 replies · 134+ views
    Desert Photo ^ | 12/12/2007 | Revski
    This is a rare creature that has been captured on camera just recently.
  • How Well Do Dogs See At Night?

    11/08/2007 7:09:03 PM PST · by blam · 208 replies · 669+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 11-8-2007 | University of Wisconsin - Madison.
    How Well Do Dogs See At Night? ScienceDaily (Nov. 9, 2007) — A lot better than we do, says Paul Miller, clinical professor of comparative ophthalmology at University of Wisconsin-Madison.Dogs have good night vision, due in large part to the tapetum, a mirror-like structure which reflects light, giving the retina a second chance to register light that has entered the eye. This is also what makes dogs eyes glow at night. The dog is holding a toy in her mouth. (Credit: Michele Hogan) “Dogs have evolved to see well in both bright and dim light, whereas humans do best in...
  • America Supports You: USO Night Drives Home Support for Troops (Tonk would LOVE this)

    09/20/2007 6:04:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 103+ views
    America Supports You ^ | John J. Kruzel
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2007 – For some servicemembers of past generations, the USO evokes images of comedian Bob Hope telling jokes while clutching a golf club. But during USO Night yesterday at RFK stadium here, troops on hand were treated to an up-close view of professional baseball players wielding Louisville Sluggers. Marine Sgt. Justin L. Clough; Army Spc. Marion D. Pettus, III; Air Force Senior Airman Nicole P. O’Hara; Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Samuel S. Jordan; Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel J. Walsh; and Ned Powell, president and chief executive officer of USO, pose with Screech,...
  • Brains Learn Better At Night

    08/22/2007 3:57:15 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 766+ views
    Source: University of Adelaide Date: August 17, 2007 Brains Learn Better At Night Science Daily — If you think that the idea of a morning person or an evening person is nonsense, then postgraduate student Martin Sale and his colleagues from the University of Adelaide have news for you. Martin Sale demonstrates the technique to stimulate nerve activity in the brain. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of Adelaide) They have found that the time of day influences your brain’s ability to learn—and the human brain learns more effectively in the evening. And by identifying at what point in the day...
  • Night Air Assault Mission Nets Insurgents

    06/26/2007 5:25:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 470+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Johnnie French
      Night Air Assault Mission Nets Insurgents   Preparation results in successful mission to capture insurgents and weapons. By Sgt. Johnnie French, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, June 26, 2007 — U.S. Paratroopers targeted an insurgent stronghold nicknamed “Hawaii” outside of Mahmudiyah June 23. The paratroopers from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (BCT) (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division conducted Operation Peregrine II and captured five members of an insurgent cell in north Babil. “It was difficult. This was our first air assault, and at the last...
  • Refueling Squadron Answers Late Night Call

    02/14/2007 5:58:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 563+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Geoff Janes
    Aircrew aids Globemaster carrying severely injured troops from Iraq. ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England, Feb. 14, 2007 — A late night call, a cancelled sortie and flexibility led an aircrew from the 351st Air Refueling Squadron here to expedite medical care for more than a dozen severely injured troops being transported from Iraq to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Feb. 7. "The maintainers and my crew worked unbelievably fast because we realized how critical the mission was, " Capt. Colin Henderson, 351st Refueling Squadron According to Capt. Brent Toth, 100th Operations Support Squadron scheduler, the refueling mission was far...
  • Dark and stormy night

    10/31/2006 1:19:21 PM PST · by Snoopers-868th · 17 replies · 567+ views
    I have searched and searched for the thread that was present late last week. Someone named Old sargeant or something like that started this story that was to be carried on by others on the thread. However, this person did such a good job that they continued the story. Can anyone provide the link please?
  • America Supports You: Restaurant Owners Give Night Out to Recovering Troops

    08/20/2006 1:31:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 37 replies · 1,851+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Linda D. Kozaryn
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2006 – Over the past two and a half years, about 500 severely wounded servicemembers and their families have enjoyed 5,000 free dinners out on the town thanks to Hal Koster and Marty O’Brien. “Some of them have come to multiple dinners because some of them are here for years,” Koster said Aug. 18, as he looked over the 60 or so guests dining on the rooftop of The Exchange restaurant here. About 20 servicemembers, many in wheelchairs and prosthetics, family members and other guests dined overlooking a panoramic view of the U.S. Capitol, and the Washington...
  • Season kicks off with Notre Dame at Georgia Tech (ABC College Football)

    05/16/2006 8:49:21 PM PDT · by buckeyesrule · 5 replies · 303+ views
    ESPN Web Page ^ | May 16, 2006 | N/A
    2006 ABC Saturday Night College Football schedule • Sept. 2, 8 p.m. ET: Notre Dame at Georgia Tech • Sept. 9, 8 p.m. ET: Ohio State at Texas • Sept. 16, 8 p.m. ET: Nebraska at USC • Sept. 23, 8 p.m. ET: Notre Dame at Michigan State; USC at Arizona • Sept. 30, 8 p.m. ET: Ohio State at Iowa or Michigan at Minnesota* • Oct. 7, 8 p.m. ET: Oregon at California; ACC, Big 12 or BIG EAST (12-day selection) • Oct. 14, 8 p.m. ET: Michigan at Penn State; Arizona State at USC • Nov. 4, 8...
  • America Supports You: Steak Night Treats Vets' Toughest Injuries

    05/01/2006 6:42:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 42 replies · 1,338+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, May 1, 2006 – For the past two and a half years, veterans of wars past have been helping heal the latest generation of wounded troops every Friday in a basement steakhouse here. Members of Disabled American Veterans help a wounded servicemember before the final Friday night dinner for wounded troops at Fran O'Brien's steakhouse in downtown Washington, D.C. Groups like DAV and Helping Our Heroes Foundation bring dozens of wounded troops out to the Friday dinners, which now will be held at various locations in the nation's capital, beginning May 5. Photo by Paul X. Rutz  (Click photo...
  • Late night LOGPACs keep units in Iraq supplied

    04/21/2006 4:03:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 140+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Pfc. Edgar Reyes
    FOB KALSU, Iraq (Army News Service, April 21, 2006) – As Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, fight terrorists and help the Iraqi army protect its country, Soldiers from Company A, 204th Support Battalion, 2nd BCT, silently creep through the streets of Iraq re-supplying Soldiers in the fight. New supply shipments arrive daily at Forward Operating Base Duke, where they are processed and distributed by the Soldiers of Co. A, 204th Spt. Bn. “Everything from food, water and office supplies to oil, wood and serviceable parts are sent on logistical packages to each base in the 2nd...
  • Grandson Wants Stalin’s Death Probed (But You Know The New York Slimes...)

    03/13/2006 11:50:54 PM PST · by Bender2 · 20 replies · 1,008+ views
    www.einnews.com ^ | 3/2/06 and 3/14/06 | www.einnews.com & Bender2
    Site requires membership to pull up story but here is excerpt... Grandson Wants Russian Authorities to Investigate Stalin’s Death Joseph Stalin’s great-grandson has appealed to the Russian authorities with a request to investigate the circumstances of his great-grandfather’s death, news agencies reported Thursday. “When Stalin was disposed of, Khrushchev, who imagined himself to be a statesman, was able to come to power. His so called activities were nothing but a betrayal of the interests of the state that he headed,” Jacob Jugashvili said in a statement. The betrayal committed in the Kremlin should be judged in the Kremlin, too, he...
  • Clooney film faces censorship (But You Know The New York Slimes...)

    03/09/2006 3:38:57 PM PST · by Bender2 · 45 replies · 1,773+ views
    BBC World Service ^ | 3-8-06 | Julia Wheeler & Bender2
    Clooney film faces censorship (But You Know The New York Slimes...) by Julia Wheeler The film which won George Clooney an Oscar may be banned in one of the countries where it was shot because of political sensitivities. Syriana was partly filmed in the United Arab Emirates. The authorities there are still deciding whether the film, which is a political thriller, will be shown.
  • H & S Marines address the mess (Mess NIGHT!)

    02/25/2006 12:46:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 674+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | Lance Cpl. John J. Parry
    MARINE BARRACKS WASHINGTON (Feb. 24, 2006) -- In 1776, the United States declared its independence from the British government. However, the United States Marine Corps finds itself 230 years later, modifying the traditions of the British Royal Marine Corps and using those traditions as a foundation to create some of their own. H & S Company NCOs of the “Oldest Post” carried on the tradition of formal military dining, or the Marine Corps Mess Night, Wednesday, Feb. 22. First Sergeant Walter C. Baldwin, company first sergeant, H & S Company, said the purpose of the Mess Night, although formal, is...
  • Pakistanis 'Killed In US Strike' (Saturday Night)

    02/12/2006 11:29:25 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 709+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-12-2006
    Pakistanis 'killed in US strike' Two Pakistani nomad women have been killed after a rocket fired across the border from Afghanistan landed on their tent, Pakistani officials say. Four children were hurt in the attack late on Saturday in North Waziristan. Locals say US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan fired four rockets into Pakistan's tribal area after coming under fire from unknown attackers. A US spokesman confirmed coalition forces had returned fire into Pakistan, but was not aware of casualties. Post 'attacked'The incident is the third this year in which civilians have been killed inside Pakistani territory in apparent missile strikes...
  • 8th ESB hosts mess night

    01/19/2006 9:29:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 301+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Joel Abshier
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Jan. 19, 2006) -- The commanding officer of 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), gives an order to one of his Marines to dance. Without hesitation the Marine starts “busting a move” to the hip-hop music that blares through the speakers. Normally this kind of order would be considered unlawful, however, this kind of behavior is not only accepted, but expected during the Marine Corps tradition known as the mess night. Usually mess nights are held at officer clubs or other suitable places either on or off base where Marines can suit up in...
  • Leaders Fiddle As France Burns (12th Night)

    11/07/2005 5:48:46 PM PST · by blam · 138 replies · 3,378+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-8-2005 | Colin Randall
    Leaders fiddle as France burns By Colin Randall in Paris (Filed: 08/11/2005) France was struggling to overcome one of its gravest post-war crises last night as every major city faced the threat of fierce rioting that began 12 nights ago and now seems to have spun out of control. More than 1,400 vehicles were destroyed during a night of increasing violence Despite an assurance from Philippe Douste Blazy, the foreign minister, that France was "not a dangerous country", the spread of violence prompted the Foreign Office in London to warn travellers that trouble could break out "almost anywhere". Dominique de...
  • French Violence Enters 10th Night

    11/05/2005 3:37:50 PM PST · by blam · 55 replies · 1,802+ views
    BBC ^ | 11-5-2005
    French violence enters 10th night Nearly 900 vehicles were burnt on Friday night Urban violence in France has entered a 10th night, with fresh arson attacks in suburbs of Paris and elsewhere. Reports say that the Essonne region south of the capital and the southwestern city of Toulouse are the latest to be affected. The attacks came as the French authorities said they were determined to stop the unrest. Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy warned of stiffer jail sentences for arsonists following Friday's damage. Nearly 900 vehicles were set on fire, as incidents were reported in Nice, Lille, Marseille and Dijon...
  • Charlie 1/5 has a night on the town

    10/27/2005 11:44:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 512+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 27, 2005 | Cpl. Tom Sloan
    AR RAMADI, Iraq (March 28, 2005) -- Bellows from the 7-ton's diesel exhaust echoed off of brick buildings lining the narrow streets. Corporal James P. Kohler Jr. and his fellow squad members sit cramped in the big rig's bed singing halfhearted Marine Corps' cadences trying to relieve nervous tension as they traveled to their destination. It was late; close to 10 p.m. They knew nothing good was out at that hour and that is why they're there. The 21-year-old Grandterrace, Calif., native and the other Marines with 2nd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, spent a night on...
  • Night raids nab terror suspects in Baghdad

    10/19/2005 4:51:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 512+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | unattributed
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Oct. 18., 2005)— Iraqi Army and Coalition Forces captured 15 suspected terrorists in a series of pre-dawn combat operations conducted in and around Baghdad Oct. 18. Three of the suspects taken into custody are thought to be bomb emplacers and another is believed to be a weapons dealer and terrorist cell financier. The largest operation was carried out by Iraqi Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division. Shortly after midnight, the Iraqi Army Soldiers captured five suspected Anti-Iraqi Forces during a raid against a terrorist safe-house in the Adhamiyah district of central Baghdad....
  • Airmen Provide Light in the Night for Remote Alaskan Village

    08/22/2005 8:31:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 525+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 22, 2005 | Petty Officer 3rd Class Gail E. Dale, USCG
    RED DEVIL, Alaska, Aug. 22, 2005 – Air Force engineers brought a gift of light to this remote Alaskan village last week. In the small village of Red Devil, 250 air miles west of Anchorage, air travel is the sole means to enter and leave the town. The 4,750-foot gravel airstrip lined with orange cones is essentially the town's lifeline to the rest of the state. This lifeline was significantly strengthened Aug. 17 when airmen from the 611th Civil Engineer Squadron, based at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, installed a runway lighting system. Red Devil, along with 62 other communities,...
  • PA Media Glorify Bomber of Tel Aviv Night Club

    03/07/2005 2:23:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 429+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 07, '05 | staff
    Abbas poses pragmatic for the Western press, while the PA Media Portray Feb. 25's Suicide Bomber of a Tel Aviv Night Club as a Hero fighting for Allah. While PA leader Mahmoud Abbas issues tersely worded condemnations of the February 25th suicide bombing of a Tel Aviv night club, the PA news media has been glorifying the memory of the bomber, Abdalla Badran, calling him a “shahid”, a martyr, a person who died for the highest ideals of Islam. Taking a page right out of Arafat’s book, Abbas has been projecting a moderate, pragmatic image abroad while the PA's state-controlled...
  • First Annual Freeper Screenplay Festival and Chili/Bar-B-Cue Cook-Off

    02/27/2005 5:39:10 AM PST · by sonofatpatcher2 · 82 replies · 1,824+ views
    Danny Lee ^ | 2-27-2005 | Danny Lee
    Well, Oscar Night is upon us again. And if Chris Rock is nearly right, I might be the only straight white man who watches the Oscars for both the pretty women almost dressed plus the primetime fun of making rude comments as the awards are handed out. I think I seen about every Academy Awards when I've been able to since my folks got a television set in 1955. It was always in the back of my mind to one night walk up and accept one of those small golden guys. I tried the acting route, even obtaining a SAG...
  • HILARY'S FIRST NIGHT IN THE W.H.

    02/24/2005 8:03:40 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies · 438+ views
    net | swampsniper
    HILLARY'S FIRST NIGHT AS PRESIDENT in January 2008 Hillary Clinton gets elected President and is spending her first night in the White House. She has waited so long... The ghost of George Washington appears, and Hillary says, "How can I best serve my country?"Washington says, "Never tell a lie." "Ouch!" Says Hillary, "I don't know about that." The next night, the ghost of Thomas Jefferson appears... Hillary says, "How can I best serve my country?" Jefferson says, "Listen to the people." "Ohhh! I really don't want to do that." On the third night, the ghost of Abe Lincoln appears... Hillary...
  • Dark and Stormy Night Contest Subject

    02/21/2005 4:43:50 AM PST · by Vaquero · 41 replies · 2,489+ views
    the English Department of San Jose State University, | the English Department of San Jose State University,
    Subject: Fw: "Dark and Stormy Night Contest" winners For you lovers of good writing, listed below are the 10 winners of this year's Bulwer-Lytton Contest, aka the "Dark and Stormy Night Contest" run by the English Department of San Jose State University, wherein one writes only the first line of a bad novel: 10. "As a scientist, Throckmorton knew that if he were ever to break wind in the echo chamber, he would never hear the end of it." 9. "Just beyond the Narrows, the river widens." 8. "With a curvaceous figure that Venus would have envied, a tanned, unblemished...
  • Nude Club Hands Out Pencils, Sketch Pads

    02/17/2005 3:36:06 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 42 replies · 3,378+ views
    centredaily.com ^ | 2-17-05 | ap
    BOISE, Idaho - A city ordinance bans complete nudity at all gentleman's clubs, but one has challenged that ordinance by distributing pencils and sketch pads to patrons during "art night." The ordinance does give nudity exclusions for artistic displays which include dance, ballet and dramatic performances, so every Monday and Tuesday, the club encourages customers to sketch the models as they perform nude routines. "As far as the Boise city code, it specifies it has to be a serious artistic manner and this is a serious artistic manner," said Chris Teague, Erotic City owner. The club has put on art...
  • Night-vision camera turns night into day

    02/10/2005 10:56:12 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 1,121+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 2/12/05 | Duncan Graham-Rowe
    A REVOLUTIONARY night-vision system developed for the Dutch military makes night-time video images look as clear and colourful as those shot in broad daylight. The idea was to improve on the fuzzy grey or green pictures that are the hallmark of today's night-vision systems. Although these monochrome images are an improvement on unaided night vision, their lack of colour can make them hard to interpret. Full-colour night vision would help emergency services and the military better assess their surroundings, says Alex Toet of the TNO research lab in Soesterberg, the Netherlands, who led the team that developed the system. He...
  • Where is the Saturday Night Jukebox?

    02/05/2005 6:20:39 PM PST · by Veloxherc · 16 replies · 426+ views
    right here ^ | Today | Me
    Where is it?