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  • How WikiLeaks Keeps Its Funding Secret

    08/23/2010 8:38:19 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 23 August 2010 | JEANNE WHALEN and DAVID CRAWFORD
    The controversial website WikiLeaks, which argues the cause of openness in leaking classified or confidential documents, has set up an elaborate global financial network to protect a big secret of its own—its funding.
  • The Bonanza Song (The forgotten ACTUAL Bonanza lyrics, and other utterly unknown and lost TV tunes)

    11/20/2009 5:45:08 AM PST · by tlb · 34 replies · 1,713+ views
    NBC ^ | June 07, 2009 | CarrieOK4059
    I can't believe the Cartwrights sang sooo badly in this!!
  • Some of the Democrat’s Healthcare Lies Discussed

    07/31/2009 8:44:58 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 4 replies · 964+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 31 July 09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis (R, Wyoming) has written an important piece illuminating five of the most important points about the House Democrat’s healthcare bill. In her piece headlined Five Things You Need to Know About the House Democrats’ Health Care Bill, Lummis gives us some actual facts about some of the more insidious Democrat tax hikes, rationing plans, and regulations in the bill. This is must reading for anyone interested in knowing what Democrats have in store for all of us. 1. New Government Run Plan to “Compete” with Private Companies * Doctor Payments Based on the Medicare Model. Plan would...
  • CA: Obscure veto threatens $3 billion loss to state from power settlements (EOB veto boo-boo?)

    06/12/2008 2:34:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 151+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 6/12/08 | John Howard
    When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger used his veto power to eliminate the obscure Electricity Oversight Board, he put at risk $3 billion in state funds – money due the state from settlements with power merchants who victimized California during the electricity crisis. The governor’s 2007 action removing the EOB also means oversight over the state’s electricity grid is likely to be placed under the control of the PUC, which would entail a significant expansion of the authority of the Public Utilities Commission. This maneuvering comes amid an intensifying power clash between the Legislature and the Public Utilities Commission, led by president...
  • RE:The Second Law of Thermodynamics - The creationist perspective

    03/01/2006 7:29:51 PM PST · by Old-Retired-Trucker · 141+ views
    The post: "The Second Law of Thermodynamics - The creationist perspective" sounds a LOT like our government!
  • CA: Burlingame pays $1,600 to obscure Star of David shape on playground

    09/26/2005 2:45:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 956+ views
    BURLINGAME, Calif. - The city of Burlingame has paid $1,600 to obscure a design at the newly opened Pershing Park playground that a resident felt resembled the Star of David. The park was closed on Thursday of last week while a contractor filled in a pattern in the playground's surface that consisted of six yellow stars laid out in the shape of the Star of David. Residents had complained it was disrespectful for children to step on the design. The pattern was changed to an arch shape that more closely resembles a sun. The original contractor made a mistake in...
  • CA: Powerful but obscure, Paul Wachter works his magic on Arnold’s blind trust

    08/25/2005 3:57:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 781+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 8/25/05 | Malcolm Maclachlan
    In August 2001, an audience got to see Arnold Schwarzenegger drive the M-47 Patton tank he originally drove during his short stint in the Austrian army when he was 18. Riding next to the turret was Paul Wachter. The photo op was part of a ceremony in which the tank went on permanent display at the Motts Military Museum in Groveport, Ohio. But, according to some of his critics, the tank ride with Arnold might be the perfect illustration of Wachter’s career. Wachter, one of the most powerful political insiders in the state, is the manager of the blind trust...
  • CA: Obscure political group linked to Perata - Panel paid money to close associates of state senator

    11/24/2004 8:41:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 207+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/24/04 | Christian Berthelsen - SF Chronicle
    Sacramento -- An obscure political committee funded by some of state Sen. Don Perata's top donors paid money to people under scrutiny by federal authorities for their financial ties to the Oakland lawmaker. Concerned Citizens for California took in the bulk of its money from three donors who gave $25,000 each. The fund then spent most of its money paying close associates of Perata, D-Oakland. Timothy G. Staples, Perata's college roommate, was paid $33,000 by the committee for what was described on state filings as campaign consulting and is owed another $12,000. Staples, through a company he owns, has paid...
  • When Kerry's Words Obscure His Message

    03/25/2004 10:28:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 145+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3/26/04 | John F. Harris
    For a national security speech earlier this month, Sen. John F. Kerry's speechwriters produced a draft that included the story of a woman who was suddenly evicted from military housing. Because her husband was killed in Iraq, authorities brusquely told her, she no longer qualified as a military family. Kerry's prepared speech had the words to crisply convey his outrage. "How can this happen in the United States of America?" the prepared text read. "Who among us could move on short notice when you don't even know where your paycheck will come from?" But when the Massachusetts Democrat delivered the...
  • CA: Obscure panel could be thrust into key role -- and a firestorm

    07/24/2003 7:29:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 247+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/24/03 | Gary Delsohn
    <p>Democrats may have lost the battle over whether Gov. Gray Davis must stand before voters in a historic recall election, but they were zeroing in Wednesday on a politically charged legal strategy that could preclude voters from picking his successor if Davis gets tossed from office.</p>
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 2-02-03

    02/01/2003 9:06:50 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 14 replies · 330+ views
    NASA ^ | 2-02-03 | 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 February 2 Molecular Cloud Barnard 68 Credit: FORS Team, 8.2-meter VLT Antu, ESO Explanation: Where did all the stars go? What used to be considered a hole in the sky is now known to astronomers as a dark molecular cloud. Here, a high concentration of dust and molecular gas absorb practically all the visible light emitted from background stars. The eerily dark surroundings help make the interiors...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 12-23-02

    12/22/2002 9:53:31 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 6 replies · 266+ views
    NASA ^ | 12-23-02 | 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. 2003 December 23 Stars and Dust Through Baade's Window Credit & Copyright: David Malin (AAO), ROE, UKS Telescope Explanation: Billions of stars light up the direction toward the center of our Galaxy. The vast majority of these stars are themselves billions of years old, rivaling their home Milky Way Galaxy in raw age. These stars are much more faint and red than the occasional young blue stars that...