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  • Why you should know what happened in Freddie Gray’s life - long before his death (lead paint)

    12/20/2015 5:04:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 12/18/15 | Janell Ross
    **SNIP** Then consider this: Lead paint exposure is a widespread national problem, concentrated most heavily in the nation's low-income communities. And government efforts to remove lead paint from public and privately owned housing remains woefully below levels that most child and environmental health experts think truly necessary to eliminate the issue. In fact, the nation's lead paint abatement programs are among those that experienced a budget cut due to sequestration and subsequent federal cost reduction efforts. And that happened even though some public health experts believe that concerted national efforts to reduce widespread lead exposure - such as removing lead...
  • Pakistan - Islamic militants occupy Red Mosque again

    07/27/2007 2:42:51 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 28 replies · 696+ views
    AFP via translation | July 27, 2007
    ALARM - the islamist ones again in the Red mosque with Islamabad ISLAMABAD - Islamist militants occupied Friday the Rouge mosque of Islamabad which had just reopened two weeks after the attack strapping of the Pakistani army counters the fundamentalist ones armed which had been cut off there, indicated a journalist of AFP on the spot and organizes it.
  • San Francisco To Redirect Stream Of Public Urinators With Hydrophobic Walls

    03/13/2015 12:35:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | March 13, 2015 | Jana Kasperkevic
    San Francisco To Redirect Stream Of Public Urinators With Hydrophobic Walls Department of Public Works looks to Europe for idea to paint city walls with water-repellent paint in effort to combat public urination problem Pee back paint Hamburg Some walls in Hamburg, Germany pee back. Jana Kasperkevic 13 March 2015 The city of San Francisco, tired of cleaning up after those who relieve themselves in the public, wants to test walls that pee back. The San Francisco department of public works (DPW) is hoping to paint some of the city’s walls with hydrophobic (water-repellent) paint. If urinated upon, the paint...
  • Police: Man painted gun to resemble toy

    12/14/2014 11:49:20 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    FOX 19 ^ | Dec 14, 2014 8:05 AM CST | FOX 19
    CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Orlando Lowery was in court this weekend for allegedly painting his .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun to look like a toy. Lowery, 23, was arrested in the 9500 block of Wayne Avenue where officials found him armed with the gun. Officials believe Lowery purposefully painted the gun red to mislead law enforcement into thinking it was a toy gun, according to Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil. Nine grams of crack cocaine were also found on Lowery, according to police.
  • Bride, Kosovo

    12/14/2013 1:43:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    National Geographic ^ | DECEMBER 14, 2013 | Photograph by Nita Zeqiri
    A tradition a thousand years old, passed on to generations in today's remote Donje Ljubinje in the Zhupa area in south Kosovo. Today, this tradition is at the verge of extinction, as only a 65-year-old lady continues preparing young brides according to their traditions. The bride's face is painted in many beautiful layers of color. Three golden circles symbolizing the cycles of life are tied to one another by the golden roads that one crosses over their lifetime. The inner red circles are symbols of fertility, where red and blue dots are born from, and the whole face is covered...
  • Elephant paints self-portrait

    10/16/2013 12:11:53 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 25 replies ^ | Unknown | Unknown
  • No, they’re not photographs: Astonishing acrylic thought you could paint?

    06/09/2012 3:46:55 PM PDT · by Doogle · 91 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 06/09/12 | Damien Gayle
    With their spectacular use of focus and reflected light, these incredible artworks look like carefully composed still-life photographs. But in fact they are all painstakingly rendered on canvas with acrylic paints by Canadian artist Jason de Graaf. The hyperrealistic paintings, which almost appear as if they are computer generated, are like freeze frames of a world more magical than our own - inspiring the term Magic Realism as a description.
  • Fox: Obama Jobs Bill Regulates Home Paint Removal, strictly limits political speech to 17 examples

    09/13/2011 1:10:50 PM PDT · by pabianice · 69 replies
    Fox News Channel | 9/13/11
    Not making this up. 25,500 pages regulating your entire life, moment to moment. Strict fines and/or imprisonment for violations.
  • How 5000 yr old Neolithic men painted their homes

    11/01/2010 10:04:51 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 14 replies
    archaeology daily ^ | Oct 31st 2010 | Staff
    New Kerala A new research has revealed that our ancestors from 5,000 years ago painted their homes to brighten up their places too. They used red, yellow and orange pigments from ground-up minerals and bound it with animal fat and eggs to make their paint, the new study from a Stone Age settlement on the island of Orkney revealed. Several stones used to form the buildings painted and decorated by the locals in about 3,000 BC, most probably to to enhance important buildings and may have been found in entranceways or areas of the building, which had particular significance. "We...
  • Michelle Obama wears Duro Oluwu (United Nations Wardrobe?)

    08/30/2010 7:19:09 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 138 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 08-27-10 | Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director
    President Obama and wife Michelle leaving a restaurant in Martha's Vineyard, whilst on their summer holidays Michelle Obama adds another designer to her United Nations fashion portfolio. America's First Lady Michelle Obama's holiday wardrobe this year includes a vibrant, patchwork, folkloric dress by the London-based Nigerian designer, Duro Olowu. The dress, a funky, layered, smock-style, features at least five different silk prints. Mrs Obama was photographed wearing the dress while out for dinner this week, with her husband, in Martha's Vineyard. She has previously worn Duro Olowu's designs in 2008 and 2009, and has long been a 'collector' of...
  • Hampshire workmen paint white lines around dead badger

    07/16/2010 1:59:45 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 28 replies · 1+ views
    BBC mobile ^ | 7-15-10 | bbc
    Workmen painting white lines on a road left a gap for a dead badger because they said it was not their responsibility to move it. The animal had been killed about a week before on the A338 near Downton, on the Hampshire-Wiltshire border. Hampshire County Council said the workers did what they thought "was best" because it is the district council's job to remove carcasses.
  • New Stealth Nano-Paint Turns Any Aircraft Into a Radar-Evading Stealth Plane

    Some innovations in flight are huge; for instance, this week we've already seen concepts for a flying car and caught wind of the first fully-autonomous helicopter flight. But other aviation innovations are as simple as a fresh coat of paint. An Israeli nanotech company is claiming that it has created a special paint that makes planes, missiles, drones, and other aircraft invisible to radar. The company, called Nanoflight, says it has completed an initial test run and found that missiles painted with its proprietary nano-paint are very difficult to detect with radar. The paint doesn't make aircraft disappear completely from...
  • VIDEO: This Is How Lockheed Martin Paints F-35 Fighters (Spoiler: With Lasers)

    07/07/2010 6:15:25 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 13 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | July 7, 2010 | Gizmodo
    This is the most advanced painting facility in the world. It was created by Lockheed Martin for one single purpose: To make the F-35 Lighting II almost invisible to radar. As you can imagine, they don't use spray cans. The facility uses laser guides to apply radar absorbent composites to the fighter jet. The robotic laser guides and paint guns use an infra-red grid to triangulate their position in relation to the aircraft, applying just the right amount of "magic" paint at the perfect angle. According to Lockheed Martin, nobody in the world and in any industry has anything remotely...
  • New Lead Paint Laws Effective April 22, 2010 (Killing Small Business Alert)

    04/28/2010 6:39:51 AM PDT · by Thurston_Howell_III · 39 replies · 1,076+ views
    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has new lead paint laws going into affect on April 22, 2010. The new lead paint laws require any renovation work performed on houses built before 1978 to be performed by a certified contractor.......If you hire a contractor to do a renovation in your home that was built prior to 1978 be sure you hire a certified contractor. You should ask to see your contractors RRP certification prior to hiring them. Contractors performing work without the certification face penalties of $37,500 per day!
  • Paint certification rule roils ranks of contractors (EPA)

    04/16/2010 4:19:29 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 7 replies · 555+ views ^ | 04/16/10 | GERARD SHIELDS
    WASHINGTON – Louisiana renovators such as plumbers, electricians, painters and window installers are scrambling to meet a new federal rule that goes into effect next week and requires them to get certified to handle lead paint. Contractors nationwide have complained about the lack of trainers provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the certification. The new standard, aimed at reducing the impact of lead paint on children, affects projects in homes built before 1978. Louisiana seems to be ahead of other states in getting ready for the Thursday deadline. But the new EPA rule could mean that projects for...
  • Anti-Wi-Fi paint keeps your wireless signal to yourself

    10/02/2009 11:28:48 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 106 replies · 3,408+ views
    Yahoo Tech ^ | 9/30/2009 | unknown
    Don't like the idea of your neighbors rudely snooping on the wireless signal you slaved to pay for from the lazy comfort of their living room? It's not just about slowing down your connection; while they're downloading Mad Men via bittorrent, you could be on the hook for their actions. Wireless security and encryption systems are fraught with problems and insecurity, and other methods to restrict your signal to a small area are cumbersome at best. Enter a new solution: Anti-Wi-Fi paint. The idea is simple: Use a special paint on walls where you don't want wireless to pass through...
  • California to reduce carbon emissions by... banning black cars?!

    03/26/2009 10:50:18 AM PDT · by unique · 43 replies · 4,328+ views
    Auto Blog ^ | Mar 25th 2009 at 2:58PM | jeremy-korzeniewski
    In a move that will likely get California's consumers in a huff, impending legislation may soon restrict the paint color options for Golden State residents looking for their next new vehicle. The specific colors that are currently on the chopping block are all dark hues, with the worst offender seemingly the most innocuous color you could think of: Black. What could California possibly have against these colors, you ask? Snip....
  • Painting of Tica by Dru Blair (Not A Real Photograph of a Woman)

    02/28/2009 7:12:02 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 50 replies · 5,056+ views
    The Art of Technology ^ | 2/27/2009 | Dru Blair
    "This is a painting completed in February 2005. It was a Portrait Class project that I decided to finish in my spare time after the workshop. It probably took a total of around 65-75 hours to complete. The small images are step by step photographs taken during the painting process, and the large image is the final painting after detail and skin texture are added with an eraser and colored pencil. The main colors are blocked in at the beginning, but refinement is withheld until the very end. Look for a more complete step by step article in an...
  • Ramapough environmental activist invited to Washington

    01/11/2009 3:59:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 292+ views ^ | 01.08.09 | MARY JO LAYTON
    For decades, Vivian Milligan complained that the government ignored the Ramapough Mountain community when Ford Motor Co. dumped a sea of waste in their Upper Ringwood community.   Longtime environmental activist Vivian Milligan says her heart was "pounding" when former state DEP chief invited her to Washington D.C. for her senate confirmation hearing as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.  On Wednesday, Milligan, who rarely ventures out of the area, plans to make her first trip to Washington D.C. – at age 57 — as a guest of former DEP Commissioner Lisa Jackson.  The U.S. Senate is expected to confirm...
  • Sicko paints pigeon purple in Queens

    08/16/2008 5:16:56 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 34 replies · 162+ views
    NYP ^ | ugust 15th 2008 | LISA L. COLANGELO
    We heard it through the grapevine - Queens has a purple pigeon. The royal-hued bird wasn't born that way, though. Someone with a sick sense of humor - or a problem with pigeons - painted him purple. "Itwas terrible," said Joe Mora, an animal lover who rescued the birdThursday from a Long Island City playground, where onlookers were gawking at the oddly-colored columbine. "It looks like this was done could have been blinded," Mora said. He tried coaxing the lethargic bird to eat while asking anyone and everyone for advice on how to clean paint from its feathers and...
  • 1500-Year-Old Mayan Paint Job Peeled Back

    01/22/2008 12:24:02 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 137+ views
    The Australian ^ | 1-23-2008 | Jill Rowbotham
    1500-year-old Mayan paint job peeled back Jill Rowbotham | January 23, 2008 MORE secrets of the Mayan civilisation are being revealed via groundbreaking research into paint pigments used on a temple at one of the culture's most significant sites: Copan, in Honduras. Brisbane physical and chemical sciences PhD student Rosemary Goodall used an infrared analysis technique, FTIR-ATR spectral imaging, never before applied in archeology. It revealed a map of the painted surfaces of stucco masks that adorn the corners of the Rosalila temple, built in about AD550. Mrs Goodall found that the Mayans mixed finely ground muscovite mica in their...
  • Ford to Turn Paint Solvent ... Into Green Energy With Ultra-Clean Power Plant From FuelCell Energy

    08/30/2007 6:28:55 AM PDT · by eraser2005 · 30 replies · 545+ views
    Prime Newswire & Yahoo News ^ | 8/30/2007 | Prime Newswire
    DANBURY, Conn., Aug. 30, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NasdaqGM:FCEL - News), a leading manufacturer of ultra-clean power plants using a variety of fuels for commercial, industrial and utility customers, today announced that Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F - News) will purchase a DFC300MA(tm) fuel cell for its Oakville, Ontario, facility to reduce paint solvent emanating from automotive painting operations by turning fumes from those compounds into 300 kilowatts (kW) of green electricity. The Direct FuelCell(r) (DFC(r)) unit can transform into fuel the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that emanate from enamel base paints and clear coat finishes used in...
  • Activist ices plans to paint global warming line around city (Project "lightblueline" withdrawn)

    08/26/2007 6:27:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 450+ views
    A global-warming activist has withdrawn a proposal to paint blue lines across a swathe of the city depicting the level the ocean could rise to if Greenland's ice sheets keep melting. The project, known as "lightblueline," had attracted criticism from some residents who feared their properties would lose value if they were located on the wrong side of the predicted flood zone. "If you're below the line, there's a stigma," said Jerry Beaver, a real estate developer who owns property that would be deluged if sea levels rise 23 feet - a scenario predicted by some scientists if Greenland's ice...
  • Starry, Starry Night

    08/09/2007 6:51:38 AM PDT · by Subria · 5 replies · 224+ views
    2007-08-09 | Subria ps:cethaf
    Share with all,my favorite song and presentation,Starry, Starry Night. Dedicated to Vincent Van Goph's memory
  • Paintjam Dan Dunn (watch until the end)

    06/23/2007 6:43:16 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 12 replies · 695+ views
    youtube ^ | 03/07 | youtube
  • America Supports You: North Carolina Group Paints Picture of Patriotism

    06/22/2007 4:49:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 171+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Meghan Vittrup
    WASHINGTON, June 22, 2007 – A North Carolina group has taken a creative approach to supporting the military by promoting patriotism through the arts. “We promote love of country, respect for the American flag and projects that support the patriotic art education of children,” said Eileen Schwartz, Flags Across the Nation’s founder. Some of the projects include three annual art contests: the Flags of Freedom Patriotic Art Contest, the I Love America Day Photo Contest and the Patriot Day Photo Contest. The art submissions from the contests are used to create quilts that are displayed around the country. In...
  • China exports lead poisoning

    06/12/2007 10:13:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies · 1,222+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 7, 2007 | WorldNetDaily
    WASHINGTON – In the wake of scandals involving tainted food and toothpaste from China comes word of a new concern from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission as well as the Food and Drug Administration – toys, makeup, glazed pottery and other products that contain significant amounts of lead. While lead poisoning among children was once mainly caused by old paint, U.S. manufacturers long ago banned the ingredient. Today, a new rash of high lead levels in the bloodstreams of American kids is being caused by foreign products – mainly from China. So serious is the resurgence of lead poisoning...
  • 'Why Paint Cats?' Book by Burton Silver

    02/25/2007 4:35:38 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 56 replies · 1,865+ views
    Sky News ^ | February 25, 2007 | Staff Writer
    You've heard of Picasso - but what about Purr-casso? Check out these images from Burton Silver's book Why Paint Cats. And look closely - are they real or is someone pulling your whiskers?
  • Vandals Pour Paint On Elamite Bas-Reliefs In Southern Iran

    09/18/2006 10:58:43 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 916+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 9-18-2006
    Vandals pour paint on Elamite bas-reliefs in southern Iran Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN -- Unidentified men have poured paint on the bas-reliefs of the Elamite Tarisha Temple in the Izeh region of Khuzestan Province, the Persian service of CHN reported on Sunday. In response, the Izeh Cultural Heritage Lovers Society has asked Iranian cultural officials to mobilize security guard teams for the Tarisha Temple, which is also known as Eshkaft-e Salman, and for the nearby Kul-Farah site. The security detail for Izeh’s ancient sites has no means to defend themselves or the ancient sites, society chairman Faramarz Khoshab told...
  • Accused Paint Sniffer Arrested Again(Patrick Tribett Made National Headlines For His Mugshot)

    07/22/2006 4:05:16 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 45 replies · 1,015+ views ^ | 7-21-06 | denverchannel
  • Reducing image size when printing to a 4 x 6 photo

    07/15/2006 9:51:15 AM PDT · by rudy45 · 8 replies · 306+ views
    I have a JPG image of my daughter. When I send it to be printed as a 4 x 6 photo, her head is too big (I want distance from chin to top of head to be 1", for passport purposes). How can I get a smaller head on the finished 4x6 photo? Should the photo service be able to do it? I tried the following idea, but ran into problems: - inserted the photo image into PowerPoint. - put a rectangle frame around the image - grouped the image and the rectangle, copied both and pasted both into Paint....
  • Letter From Newfoundland: Homing In On The Red Paint People

    05/09/2006 5:10:45 PM PDT · by blam · 57 replies · 4,003+ views
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | 6-2000 | Angela M.H. Schuster
    Letter from Newfoundland: Homing in on the Red Paint People Volume 53 Number 3, May/June 2000 by Angela M.H. Schuster (Lynda D'Amico) Port au Choix, Newfoundland-- More than 5,000 years ago, this barren, sea-lashed coast was home to the Maritime Archaic Indians (MAI), who hunted and fished the coasts of Labrador and Newfoundland for more than 2,000 years. The first evidence of the Maritime Archaic culture was discovered more than 30 years ago when James A. Tuck of Memorial University of Newfoundland excavated 56 elaborate burials exposed during housing construction on a small promontory at Port au Choix, on the...
  • Iraqi Security Forces Paint the Town Clean (Graffitti Abatement is fighting the Terrs too)

    11/21/2005 4:57:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 361+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 21, 2005 | Spc. Dan Balda
    An Iraqi soldier assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Public Order Brigade, paints over graffiti in Horajeb, Nov. 15, 2005. Iraqi and America forces worked together to clean up a school and deliver supplies to the community. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dan Balda Iraqi Security Forces Paint the Town Clean Soldiers cover up graffiti on school walls and bring supplies to students. By U.S. Army Spc. Dan Balda 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 21, 2005 — Armed with paint rollers and paint cans, Iraqi troops assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Public Order Brigade...
  • Aker river runs white (We need a caption here alert)

    10/04/2005 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Cowman · 12 replies · 429+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | October 05 2005
    Aker river runs white A mishap involving the delivery of paint in downtown Oslo on Friday left the River Aker colored an eerie shade of white. A delivery truck lost a pallet of paint outside a shop on Friday morning after a lifting belt broke, and 440 liters (116 gallons) of white paint ran into the Oslo river. "We have been told that the river is quite white. We are now out gathering water samples now," said Hanne Tomter of Oslo's Department of Water and Sanitation. Tomter was unsure what the effects of the water soluble paint on river wildlife...
  • Chameleon paint for cars in the offing

    09/22/2005 12:58:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1,606+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | September 22, 2005
    Car paint that changes colour and glows red or another bright tint at dusk or in fog is under development in laboratories. However, it could take another 10 to 15 years before the chameleon paint appears on regular-production cars, said Philipp Oechsner, chief executive of the FPL research institute on pigments and coatings. The idea is that the car becomes safer because it is more visible when the light gets low or a certain temperature sets in, explained Peter Becker, who heads the German paint industry federation VdL. "Our scientists aim to give German paint a competitive advantage worldwide," he...
  • Meaningful Art in a Meaningful Universe: the Fallacies of Abstractionist Ideology

    07/04/2005 9:00:50 AM PDT · by vannrox · 29 replies · 2,264+ views
    Art Renewal Center ^ | FR Post 4 July 2005 | Frederick Turner
    HUMAN BEINGS TAKE A NATURAL DELIGHT IN FORM and pattern. Our eyes and visual cortex are designed to pick out shapes and hints of half-hidden presences, and to recognize the colors, textures, and fine details of natural objects. These are the necessary skills of a hunter-gatherer species, adapted to follow the obscure tracks of fleeing prey, to resolve the outline of a camouflaged animal in hiding, to remember and find again a nutritious berry, root, or herb. Nature rewards the exercise of such skills, which require concentration and work, with a pleasure that modern birdwatchers, naturalists, and scuba divers know...
  • Plug your iPod into your cuffs

    01/10/2005 10:23:31 AM PST · by JusticeTalion · 15 replies · 688+ views
    The Toronto Sun ^ | 01/10/05 | Tara Brautigam, The Canadian Press
    RESEARCHERS TAP SUN FOR TRUE WIRELESS WORLDUniversity Of Toronto researchers have invented an infrared-sensitive material that's five times more efficient at turning the sun's power into electrical energy than current methods. The discovery could lead to shirts and sweaters capable of recharging cellphones and other wireless devices, said Ted Sargent, professor of electrical and computer engineering.Sargent and other U of T researchers combined specially-designed minute particles called quantum dots, three to four nanometres across, with a polymer to make a plastic that can detect energy in infrared light.Infrared light is not visible to the human eye. It is what most...
  • Spray on Siding

    11/01/2004 10:28:06 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 23 replies · 748+ views
    11/1/04 | me
    Hello, Within the next year we will be either painting our house exterior ourselves or we will pay a contractor. Does anyone have any opinions on spray on siding? It is supposed to last forever and resist mold.
  • Former Jefferson City (Missouri) resident at center of 'King George' painting controversy

    10/11/2004 8:35:31 AM PDT · by rface · 7 replies · 459+ views
    Jefferson City (Missouri) News-Tribune ^ | Oct 10, 2004 | MATT SCHMITZ
    A former Jefferson City resident was the artist behind a satirical painting of President Bush in the nude, which is making headlines worldwide after it and other art lampooning national political figures were yanked from a museum in Washington, D.C., last week. Kayti Didriksen, painter of the controversial "King George" painting mocking President Bush. Kayti Didriksen, 32, the creator of the Bush painting, lived in Missouri's Capital City for 14 years, attending local and area schools through the ninth grade before moving in 1987 to Maryland State. She now lives in Washington. Her father, stepmother, grandmother and uncle still live...
  • How the Bush team will try to paint Kerry

    02/17/2004 4:40:01 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 58 replies · 450+ views
    USA Today ^ | February 17, 2004 | Judy Keen
    <p>WASHINGTON — President Bush's campaign strategists believe "Massachusetts liberal" is a potent political epithet. But they don't think it's enough to defeat Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry.</p> <p>Labeling John Kerry as a "Massachusetts liberal" is just part of the case President Bush will try to make, his aides say.</p>
  • Pentagon drops Germans, gives paint job to US firm

    08/08/2003 12:34:53 PM PDT · by yonif · 14 replies · 329+ views
    Forbes ^ | 08.07.03, 9:37 PM ET | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has awarded a $1 million contract to paint its headquarters to a small Ohio company after initially giving the job to a German firm, U.S. Congressman Steve LaTourette announced Thursday. LaTourette, an Ohio Republican, had questioned why a Germany company would get a Pentagon contract at a time when German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder was among the most vocal opponents of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. LaTourette said he had convinced the Pentagon in June to re-examine the awarding of the initial contract to the German company Keimfarben after ChemMasters Specialty Construction Co., based in Madison,...
  • Feds investigating Muslim men supected of terrorist ties (Paint-Ball Games & Weapons)

    06/13/2003 9:14:33 AM PDT · by bedolido · 368+ views
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 06/12/03 | Karen Branch-Brioso
    WASHINGTON — The FBI and a federal grand jury are investigating at least 12 Muslim men from the Washington area whom the government suspects of sharing ties to terrorists. The men and their attorneys say they are the victims of overzealous agents who are attributing sinister motives to activities as innocent as the men's participation in paintball games. Several searches of the men's homes turned up a mixed bag of evidence, according to inventories of the seized items. The items included what agents described as a "terrorist manual" and a "printout of the FBI headquarters building" in downtown Washington, as...
  • Dead Koalas Shock Drivers

    07/23/2002 10:14:50 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 5 replies · 479+ views
    CBS New York ^ | 7-23-02 | AP
    Dead Koalas Shock Drivers Australian Authorities Painting The Dead Animals Red   CBS  Email This Story Print This Story Jul 23, 2002 8:22 am US/Eastern(AP)-(BRISBANE, Australia)-Koalas killed by cars in an Australian shire are being painted bright red and left on roadsides to try to shock drivers into taking more care in areas populated by the slow-moving creatures, officials said Tuesday. The move has drawn criticism that it will upset passing motorists and children and may cause more accidents if drivers stare at the roadkill instead of watching the road. The Redland Shire Council, in the city of Brisbane in Queensland state,...
  • When Art Becomes Inhuman - the CON of "Modern Art.

    06/17/2002 7:11:38 PM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies · 656+ views
    The Art Renewal Center ^ | FR Post 6-17-02 | Editorial Staff
    Home > Articles > When Art Becomes Inhuman :: Page « 1 » Notice There are postmodernist works featured in this article that some may find disturbing. Our sole intention in including these works has been to illustrate the aesthetic and moral values championed by the contemporary art establishment. We do not endorse these self-proclaimed "artists". any of today’s avant-garde artists, I’ve decided, have modeled themselves on that well-known societal fixture, the snot-nosed teenager. Since the 1960s, the hippest modern art has aspired to exactly what every garden-variety 13-year-old brat aims for: maximum opportunities to shock, flout, insult, and...
  • When Art Becomes Inhuman - the CON of "Modern Art.

    06/17/2002 7:06:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 12 replies · 1,085+ views
    The American Enterprise - Reprint ^ | 6-17-02 FR Post | Editorial Staff
    Home > Articles > When Art Becomes Inhuman :: Page « 1 » Notice There are postmodernist works featured in this article that some may find disturbing. Our sole intention in including these works has been to illustrate the aesthetic and moral values championed by the contemporary art establishment. We do not endorse these self-proclaimed "artists". any of today’s avant-garde artists, I’ve decided, have modeled themselves on that well-known societal fixture, the snot-nosed teenager. Since the 1960s, the hippest modern art has aspired to exactly what every garden-variety 13-year-old brat aims for: maximum opportunities to shock, flout, insult, and...