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  • Footsteps From The Past: The Ancient Village Of Skra Brae

    10/12/2005 5:23:11 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 1,251+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 10-12-2005 | Caroline Wickham-Jones
    Footsteps from the past: the ancient village of Skara Brae CAROLINE WICKHAM-JONES SCOTLAND'S towns and settlements are proud of their roots, but few can boast the antiquity of Skara Brae on the Orkney Islands. Originally built around 3100BC to house a small group of Neolithic farming families, the abandoned houses with their stone dressers, beds and hearths provide a remarkable glimpse of a lifestyle that has long disappeared. Of course the village developed slowly, as any village today, but Skara Brae is notable for the quality of its remains. The historic site still provides a powerful message, even for the...
  • President Offers Thanks to Past, Present Servicemembers

    08/20/2005 3:29:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 332+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 20, 2005 | Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample, USA
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2005 – With the four-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States three weeks away, President Bush used his weekly radio address to offer appreciation to current and former military veterans for their sacrifices in the war on terror. "In this war, our nation depends on the courage of those who wear the uniform," the president told radio listeners. Bush said the mission is clear to the nation's men and women serving in the armed forces. "Our troops know that they're fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere to protect their fellow Americans from...
  • Shahab 3: an Advanced IRBM(Iran Space Program is a cover for their ICBM program to hit the USA.)

    08/09/2005 8:32:46 AM PDT · by vannrox · 4 replies · 1,136+ views
    Weapons of Mass Destruction and Others ^ | 8-9-05 | VARIOUS (See Below)
    This is a compilation of articles related to the Iran ICBM missile program. Most space magazines and organizations are praising Iran for their efforts to space launch and explorations. This is my attempt to pull the pieces back into context. Shahab-3 / Zelzal-3 Technical Details   Range (km) 1,350-1,500 CEP (m) 190 (Previously thought to beseveral thousand meters) Diam. (m) 1.32-1.35 Height (m) 15.852-16 Launch Weight Mass (kg) 15,852-16,250 Stage Mass (kg) 15,092 Dry Weight Mass (kg) 1,780-2,180 Thrust (Kg f) Effective: 26,051 (-709) Actual: 26,760-26,600 Burn time (sec.) 110 Isp. (sec.) Effective: 226 - SL due to vainssteering drag...
  • If General Patton were alive today.

    08/05/2005 8:22:43 PM PDT · by Varmint Al · 25 replies · 766+ views
    Internet page ^ | 8/5/5 | Varmint Al
    Here is the speech General Patton would give today to the public. He would immediately be busted to Private Patton, but it is a great speech.Here is the speech: Hunting... from Varmint Al
  • Bloody Past Is Catching Up With Liberian Despot (Charles Taylor)

    07/01/2005 5:48:13 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 536+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-1-2005 | David Blair
    Bloody past is catching up with Liberian despot By David Blair in Calabar (Filed: 02/07/2005) After impoverishing his country, killing thousands and stealing a fortune, Africa's most notorious fallen tyrant is facing a rising clamour for him to face justice. Charles Taylor, the deposed president of Liberia, benefits from asylum in Nigeria despite being the subject of an Interpol arrest warrant and an indictment on 17 counts of war crimes. Charles Taylor: Africa's most prominent fugitive A life steeped in bloodshed has not prevented Taylor from enjoying Nigeria's official hospitality and a grace-and-favour residence in a government lodge in the...
  • 'It's His War'- On Iraq, echoes of Vietnam from the Democrats - (details what a fool Biden is!)

    06/24/2005 8:18:20 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 628+ views
    Democratic Senator Richard Durbin's now-historic comment likening U.S. detention facilities at Guantanamo to the Nazis, Soviet gulags, Pol Pot--"or others"--was not the worst thing said in recent days about the administration's Iraq policies. All this proved was that Sen. Durbin was looking out the window in the fifth grade when the nuns taught analogies. A similarly tossed-off comment by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, generally regarded as a serious person, was more troubling. After saying "there is rising concern that everything [my emphasis] seems to be going the wrong way" on Iraq, Sen. Feinstein demanded "regular progress reports" from the President...
  • Will the speed of light always be a barrier?

    06/12/2005 6:00:55 PM PDT · by vannrox · 135 replies · 4,346+ views
    Air and Space Magaine. Vol # 1 March 1978 | March 1978 | Editorial Staff w/ Melvin B. Zistein
    Light Speed a Barrier? To go, the children of tomorrow may have had to discover what is believed impossible today -- how to travel faster than light. Mel Zisfein, deputy director of the national Air and Space Museum, and an aerosynamicist amoung other things, has noted a similarity between the way most people today regard "C," the speed of light, and the way many people a generation or so ago regarded "a", the speed of sound. For this publication, he sketched the illustrations which appear on the following page, and drafted the following... "Some people used to look at...
  • No to Hillary - (west coast Democrats skeptical about her chances in 2008; too much baggage)

    06/09/2005 8:07:44 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 36 replies · 1,179+ views
    LOS ANGELES -- Back east, well-placed Democrats have agreed that the party's 2008 nomination is all wrapped up better than three years in advance. They say that the prize is Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's for the asking, and that she is sure to ask. But here on the left coast, I found surprising and substantial Democratic opposition to going with the former first lady. Both the Hollywood glitterati and the more mundane politicians of Los Angeles are looking elsewhere. They have seen plenty of Sen. Clinton over the past dozen years, and they don't particularly like what they've seen. Two...
  • Scientists Interrupt Search for the “Mayan Atlantis" in the Caribbean.

    03/30/2005 2:16:20 PM PST · by vannrox · 26 replies · 3,740+ views
    Cuban Newpaper: GRANMA ^ | November 2004 / FR Post 3-30-05 | Editorial Staff
    Scientists Interrupt Search for the “Mayan Atlantis" in the Caribbean. Cuban Newpaper: GRANMA Mexico City, November 6, 2004 Forwarded by David Drewelow This story updates this prior story . - A group of scientists searching for a hypothetical “Mayan Atlantis" found a pyramid of 35 meters under the waters of the Caribbean, but it had to interrupt the mission due to technical problems, as reported by the Mexican newspaper Millenium, today. After 25 days of work in the sea, near the southwestern end of Cuba, the investigations deeper than 500 meters had to be abandoned due to problems with the...
  • H. R. 997 - the `English Language Unity Act of 2005'

    03/29/2005 5:21:10 AM PST · by vannrox · 25 replies · 990+ views
    The ORATOR - Bill HR 997 ^ | FR Post 3-29-05 | Mr. KING of Iowa
       Contact Your Representative Contact Your Senators Home PageTwo Bill Page Nation World Finance House Senate GovWebs State & Local Orgs Petitions Feedback 109th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 997 To declare English as the official language of the United States, to establish a uniform English language rule for naturalization, and to avoid misconstructions of the English language texts of the laws of the United States, pursuant to Congress's powers to provide for the general welfare of the United States and to establish a uniform rule of naturalization under article I, section 8, of the Constitution. IN THE HOUSE...
  • Anti-Semitism Evolves

    02/15/2005 1:35:09 PM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies · 785+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | February 15, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Anti-Semitism may seem to be a static, unchanging phenomenon but in fact the obsessive hatred of Jews has a history that goes back millennia and continues to evolve.Developments since World War II and the Holocaust have been especially fast-paced and portentous. Here are four of the most significant shifts: From right to left: For centuries, anti-Semitism was the hallmark of the right and merely episodic on the left. To take the ultimate examples of these trends, Stalin's Judeophobia was peripheral to his monstrous project, but Hitler's was central to his. Even a decade ago, this pattern still basically held true....
  • Analysis: A Promising NASA Budget?

    02/10/2005 5:29:03 AM PST · by vannrox · 1 replies · 595+ views
    Space Daily ^ | 2-8-2005 | by Robert Zimmerman
    The other project cut was the Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter. JIMO - recently renamed Prometheus 1 - had been intended as the first mission under Project Prometheus, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe's pet project to encourage the use of nuclear-power propulsion to explore the outer solar system. Washington (UPI) Feb 08, 2005 Despite fears by many in the scientific community that President George W. Bush's initiative to re-invigorate the American manned space program would cause deep cuts in NASA's science budget, the administration's proposed 2006 budget - announced with great fanfare on Monday - left almost all of the agency's present...
  • NASA 2006 Budget Presented: Hubble, Nuclear Initiative Suffer

    02/08/2005 8:40:53 AM PST · by vannrox · 10 replies · 675+ views
    Space News ^ | 07 February 2005 | By Brian Berger
    NASA 2006 Budget Presented: Hubble, Nuclear Initiative Suffer While NASA fared better than many federal agencies in U.S. President George W. Bush's 2006 budget request, the White House is not seeking as much money for the U.S. space agency as previously planned. The White House is seeking $16.45 billion for NASA in the 2006 budget. That's an increase of 2.4 percent over what the U.S. space agency has in its 2005 budget, but still about $500 million less than what the agency had been expecting. When Bush gave NASA a new space exploration vision last year, he also pledged to...
  • Mona Charen: Hillary Clinton cannot reinvent her past

    01/29/2005 10:22:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies · 1,731+ views ^ | 1/29/05 | MONE CHAREN
    Mona Charen: Hillary cannot reinvent her past BY MONE CHAREN Published Saturday, January 29, 2005 A little immigration reform here, a little religion in the public square there, a little gentle talk about common ground on abortion - and what have you got? A new, moderate Hillary Clinton, announces the press. "Democratic Party appears to be getting softer on reproductive rights," headlined a National Public Radio story. "Gasps as Hillary woos the anti-abortion vote," reported the London Daily Telegraph. "Hillary Clinton Seen as Staking Out Centrist Positions," announced the Bulletin's Frontrunner. It's a testament to the rigidity and extremism of...
  • THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW - Various Laws about life.

    01/24/2005 1:36:42 PM PST · by vannrox · 1 replies · 489+ views
    Williamson labs ^ | FR Post 1-24-05 | Various
    THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW O'Reilly's law of the kitchen: Cleanliness is next to impossible. Lieberman's law: Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter since nobody listens. Denniston's law: Virtue is its own punishment. Gold's law: If the shoe fits, its ugly. Conway's law: In any organization, there will always be one person who knows what is going on. This person should be fired. Finster's law: A closed mouth gathers no feet. Lynch's law: When the going gets tough, everyone leaves. Muir's law: When we try to separate anything out by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the...
  • Archaeologists excited over old toilets!

    01/21/2005 3:50:17 PM PST · by vannrox · 60 replies · 1,947+ views
    IAFRICA ^ | Posted Thu, 20 Jan 2005 | AFP
    Archaeologists excited over old toilets Posted Thu, 20 Jan 2005 Excited archaeologists are sifting through the contents of 150-year-old New Zealand toilets to get a better understanding of the everyday lives of early settlers. Although there is plenty of oral and written history, there are gaps which can only be answered by lifting the lid on the sanitary habits of pioneering families, they say. About 30 of New Zealand's leading archaeologists arrived in Wellington on Thursday to start a five-week project to collect and document information from historic sites along an inner-city bypass route. The old toilets, locally referred to...
  • From Pot to Porn to AARP - (Don't miss this information!)

    12/30/2004 3:14:22 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 33 replies · 2,381+ views
    A.I..M.ORG ^ | DECEMBER 29, 2004 | CLIFF KINCAID
    The American Association for Retired Persons now calls itself simply "AARP" because some members are offended by the term "retired" and it wants to appeal to younger Americans. But the organization is now trying to explain a far more serious and deceptive practice. It hired an admitted former drug user and dealer as an editor of its 22-million circulation magazine. He has emerged as a spokesman on the so-called "medical marijuana" issue, telling America that seniors might benefit from smoking dope. With the assistance of Jeanette McDougal of Drug Watch International, anti-drug activists Joyce Nalepka and Dee Rathbone uncovered the...
  • Tunnels under Cusco

    12/28/2004 9:45:15 AM PST · by vannrox · 20 replies · 1,569+ views
    El Comercio Peru ^ | FR Post 12-29-2004 | El Comercio Peru
    Tunnels under Cusco Early chroniclers reported that by far the greatest amount of treasure in Cusco was in the Sun Temple (Koricancha). However, it disappeared before the conquistadors could get hold of it and melt it down. Despite the use of various forms of persuasion, the Spanish never found this horde. A team of investigators from Spain, using modern technology of radar and software producing 3D images, have suggested that there are tunnels connecting the former Incan temples (over which colonial churches were built) to Sacsahuaman. They have discovered the existence of huge tunnels over 5 metres deep under the...
  • Christmas Fictions, Christmas Truths - (Cheerful family memories!)

    12/27/2004 6:39:28 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 366+ views
    I honestly don’t know what is so threatening about Christmas to some. No matter how you spend your Christmas Season, if you belong to the vast majority of believing Americans, you spent it, well, somehow. When I was a kid, the rule was we could not open the presents under the tree until my dad had his first cup of coffee. One year, when my mother’s younger brother was visiting, I convinced him to make coffee at about two o’clock in the morning. It didn’t change the rule in later years, but, I think, it made my uncle a little...
  • Daschle ponders past, focusing on future

    12/11/2004 3:09:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,111+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/11/04 | Dennis Hale - AP
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Tom Daschle says he might consider writing, lecturing or teaching now that his Nov. 2 election loss has cost him his Senate seat and the job of Senate minority leader. "I do want to affiliate in some way professionally with public policy," Daschle said Saturday in a telephone interview from his Washington home, where he was helping baby-sit his two grandchildren. "I'm also looking at the investment world." The three-term senator, who led the Democratic caucus for 10 years, lost the nation's highest-profile Senate race last month by 4,500 votes to former Rep. John Thune...

    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!
  • A Noble Find Reveals Life In The Past (Ancient China)

    12/03/2004 3:39:10 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 899+ views
    A noble find reveals the life in the past 2004-12-03 11:02:53 BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- Chicken fighting, women dancing with long silk sleeves and other colourful mural portrayals of the ancient Chinese captivated archaeologists when they entered an ancient tomb in Shaanxi Province. The hostess and her female guests constitute a part of the murals found in an ancient tomb in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province. [file photo] The murals have been considered a rare find, according to Cheng Linquan, deputy director of the Xi'an Research Institute of Archaeology. They provide visual evidence for the study...
  • Felon voting rejected

    11/07/2004 10:26:40 AM PST · by vannrox · 121 replies · 2,729+ views
    las Vegas Review ^ | 2-17-02 | Editorial Staff
    Felon voting rejected The Senate voted 63-31 to reject an amendment by Sens. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Arlen Specter, R-Pa., to make it easier for convicted felons to regain their voting rights. Nine states impose lifetime voting bans on convicted felons. In 32 states, felons are allowed to vote after serving their sentence and completing parole. The Reid-Specter amendment would have allowed convicted felons to vote in federal elections only. After paying their debt to society, felons should be allowed to vote again, Reid said. Critics argued felons are not the type of people who should participate in elections. Reid...
  • Specter-vision gets blurry (Arlin Spector the LAST hope for Liberal Agenda)

    11/07/2004 10:17:49 AM PST · by vannrox · 13 replies · 1,339+ views
    Carpetbagger Report ^ | FR Post 11-5-4 | Editorial Staff
    Specter-vision gets blurry Posted 11:56 AM This happened so fast, it probably gave the poor guy whiplash. Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), fresh off his latest re-election success, probably wanted to demonstrate once again that, despite his GOP party affiliation in a Dem state, he's prepared to fight against Bush's most conservative judicial nominees, especially when it comes to abortion and the Supreme Court. "When you talk about judges who would change the right of a woman to choose, overturn Roe v. Wade, I think that is unlikely... And I would expect the president to be mindful of the considerations which...
  • Specter Starts His Pro-Abortion Campaign

    11/07/2004 10:12:16 AM PST · by vannrox · 26 replies · 1,421+ views
    Gleeful Extremist ^ | 11-4-4 | Editorial Staff
    Even after Pennsylvania's other senator, Catholic and self-described pro-life senator Rick Santorum, endorsed pro-abortion Arlen Specter in the primary instead of a pro-life challenger -- which Santorum said he did because only Specter could win the actual election, thus ensuring a GOP majority in the Senate and more pro-life judges ... Even after the President used his political capital to get Specter elected -- which Specter repaid by not campaigning at all for Bush and not exactly crying for justice when Kerry/Specter for Working Families signs showed up in SE Pennsylvania ... Even after pro-life workers spent countless hours campaigning...

    11/03/2004 6:02:49 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 377+ views
    CHAR | NOVEMBER 3, 2004 | CHAR
    Dear Colonel Pappas, What all of these results show, all of the gains for Republicans and the fact that this president has been re-elected by the largest popular vote in our history, is this: It shows that if the biased liberal media had truly done its JOB throughout this campaign, and had treated all news items, all issues with equal importance, they would have informed the public of Kerry's true past and record (both in Vietnam, post-Vietnam, military + Senate records). It would have pushed as vigorously for the release of Kerry's discharge information as it attempted to push fake...

    11/01/2004 8:17:53 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 782+ views
    One more Political Email - PLEASE READ before you vote!!! I am going to share with you one of the most profound things I can think of at this point in my life. I am making a few basic assumptions about you, the reader. You are an American Citizen You love your country. You will be voting on Tuesday. You want to make your vote an INFORMED one. I would like to share with you what I have learned about one of our candidates for president of this great country. This candidate is Senator John Kerry. These are things that...
  • Democrats, ACORN, and Voter Fraud

    10/24/2004 1:20:56 PM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies · 1,183+ views
    Barking Moonbat ^ | Oct 12 2004 | Editorial Staff
    Democrats, ACORN, and Voter Fraud Think I was exaggerating about voter fraud perpetrated by the Dummycrats and their socialist and communist minions? I went into it here, here, and here. In addition, try the following articles on for size. Some are a re-hash of what we already know. Others have new info. All point to voter intimidation and harassment plus possibly also hate-crimes, as defined by the left. (Hey, they started it!) From the Philadelphia area, a paper reports on the actions of ACORN, a commie group and one other that purposely held registration forms to flood the election supervisor?s...
  • Felons will get to cast special ballot

    10/24/2004 1:03:54 PM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies · 875+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | Tuesday, October 12, 2004 | By Susan Greene
    The Denver Post Felons will get to cast special ballot By Susan Greene Denver Post Staff Writer Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - Secretary of State Donetta Davidson is asking Colorado counties not to turn felons away from the polls, but to let them cast emergency ballots that likely won't count on Election Day. "The goal is not to disenfranchise anyone needlessly or accidentally," she said at an emergency meeting held Monday, a legal holiday. Davidson convened the state's 64 county clerks after The Denver Post reported Sunday that Colorado's registration rolls include as many as 6,000 state prisoners and...
  • Liberal media bias: here's the proof

    10/22/2004 1:16:18 PM PDT · by vannrox · 13 replies · 3,273+ views ^ | October 22, 2004 | Paul Greenberg
    QUICK LINKS: HOME | NEWS | OPINION | MEETUP | C-LOG | ISSUES townhall.comPrinter-friendly versionLiberal media bias: here's the proofPaul Greenberg (back to web version) | Send October 22, 2004Folks know what Liberal Media Bias is. Even those who deny it have to know what the rest of us are talking about. Anybody can read it between the lines, see it on CBS (also ABC and NBC), hear it on NPR, and almost feel it, it's so thick at times. Like an oil slick over the news, L.M.B. permeates American journalism's elite.But defining Liberal Media Bias isn't easy. Because...
  • Dan Rather: Fairly Unbalanced

    10/16/2004 8:53:47 PM PDT · by vannrox · 13 replies · 1,043+ views
    Ann Coulter ^ | September 22, 2004 | Ann Coulter
    Dan Rather: Fairly UnbalancedSeptember 22, 2004 I believe we now have conclusive proof that: (1) Dan Rather is not an honest newsman who was simply duped by extremely clever forgeries; and (2) We could have won the Vietnam War. A basic canon of journalism is not to place all your faith in a lunatic stuck on something that happened years ago who hates the target of your story and has been babbling nonsense about him for years. And that's true even if you yourself are a lunatic stuck on something that happened years ago (an on-air paddling from Bush 41)...
  • Hating America's Success

    10/12/2004 8:43:03 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies · 800+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | October 12, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "The creation of the United States of America is the central event of the past four hundred years." Thus does Walter A. McDougall of the University of Pennsylvania begin the first volume of his acclaimed new American history, Freedom Just Around the Corner (HarperCollins).Not surprisingly, this central event has evoked a wide range of opinions. Tens of millions of immigrants have voted with their feet to slough off prior allegiances and join the boisterous experiment that makes "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" its official goal.The result has been an astounding success. "We dominate every field of human endeavor...
  • New robot to uncover Pyramid mysteries: Egyptologist

    09/16/2004 9:10:41 PM PDT · by vannrox · 61 replies · 1,889+ views
    Peoples Daily Online ^ | UPDATED: 08:11, August 12, 2004 | Editorial Staff
    A new robot, currently being designed by a Singaporean university, will hopefully explore the bowels of the Great Pyramid next year, a noted Egyptologist said on Wednesday. "The manufacturing of the robot will start in October, with the university footing the bill. The exploration will likely start next year," Zahi Hawass, chairman of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters. "Stone doors inside the Great Pyramid could not just be there as an ornament. They must have a function and hide something behind them," he said. "They could not just be there for dead King Cheops (Khufu) to slip...
  • Did the First Americans Come From, Er, Australia?

    09/11/2004 8:23:29 AM PDT · by vannrox · 13 replies · 1,271+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | Mon Sep 6, 9:24 AM ET | Editorial Staff
    Did the First Americans Come From, Er, Australia? Mon Sep 6, 9:24 AM ET EXETER, England (Reuters) - Anthropologists stepped into a hornets' nest on Monday, revealing research that suggests the original inhabitants of America may in fact have come from what is now known as Australia.   The claim will be extremely unwelcome to today's native Americans who came overland from Siberia and say they were there first. But Silvia Gonzalez from John Moores University in Liverpool said skeletal evidence pointed strongly to this unpalatable truth and hinted that recovered DNA would corroborate it. "This is very contentious," Gonzalez,...
  • America: what's at stake?

    09/08/2004 2:24:12 PM PDT · by vannrox · 7 replies · 483+ views
    UK Gardian Unlimited ^ | 9-7-2004 | Rachel Valladores, Democrats Abroad
    America: what's at stake? The Fabian Society and the Guardian held a joint Labour day event about the US presidential election. Here's what some of the speakers had to say Tuesday September 7, 2004 Rachel Valladores, Democrats Abroad The campaign's not dead yet, folks. I know the media is going on and on in this campaign because of the polling right now which has Bush ahead by about 10 points. [But] we are not lying down and dying yet - far from it, actually. I was on the BBC World Service this morning with John Zogby, who is one of...
  • Asteroid Shaves Past Earth's Atmosphere

    08/23/2004 7:21:30 AM PDT · by blam · 57 replies · 2,561+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 8-23-2004 | Jeff Hecht
    Asteroid shaves past Earth's atmosphere 13:59 23 August 04 news service The closest observed asteroid yet to skim past the Earth without hitting the atmosphere, was reported by astronomers on Sunday. The previously unknown object, spanning five to 10 metres across, has been named 2004 FU162. It streaked across the sky just 6500 kilometres - roughly the radius of the Earth - above the ground on 31 March, although details have only now emerged. The MIT Lincoln Laboratory's asteroid-hunting LINEAR telescope in Socorro, New Mexico,US, observed the new object four times over a 44-minute period, several hours before its...
  • Invoking recall election, Republicans focus on past, not future (Fouhy Alert)

    08/15/2004 8:24:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 449+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 8/15/04 | Beth Fouhy - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO - Memo to California Republicans: The recall is over. It's time to move on. Nearly a year after the historic recall election that bounced Democratic Gov. Gray Davis and installed Arnold Schwarzenegger in Sacramento, Republicans in the state have plenty of good reasons to feel giddy. Schwarzenegger's popularity, combined with the smart efforts of state GOP chairman Duf Sundheim and others to raise money and register new voters, have restored credibility to the once-moribund California Republican Party. But if the recall is supposed to be a predictor of Republican political success in California in 2004, we haven't seen...
  • Archaeologists to seek Kyrgyz Atlantis

    07/30/2004 8:53:01 PM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies · 777+ views
    Big News ^ | Saturday 31st July, 2004 | Editorial Staff
    A Kyrgyz-Russian expedition has embarked for an ancient city covered by Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan, local media reported Wednesday. Issyk-Kul, 2,250 square miles in area, is a mountain lake in the north of the country. Historians and legends tell about a disappeared island in the lake with fortifications near the north coast where Tamerlane, the Tartar conqueror in southern and western Asia and ruler of Samarkand, held noble prisoners in the 14th century, the Vecherniy Bishkek newspaper said. People have reported seeing stone buildings in on the bottom of northeast Issyk-Kul, not far from the mouth of the Tyup River....
  • Dark Days Doomed Dinosaurs, Say Purdue Scientists

    07/07/2004 1:44:10 PM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies · 1,358+ views
    Purdue University ^ | 2004-06-24 | news release issued by Purdue University
    Dark Days Doomed Dinosaurs, Say Purdue Scientists WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. ? Though the catastrophe that destroyed the dinosaurs' world may have begun with blazing fire, it probably ended with icy darkness, according to a Purdue University research group. By analyzing fossil records, a team of scientists including Purdue's Matthew Huber has found evidence that the Earth underwent a sudden cooling 65 million years ago that may have taken millennia to abate completely. The fossil rock samples, taken from a well-known archaeological site in Tunisia, show that tiny, cold-loving ocean organisms called dinoflagellates and benthic formanifera appeared suddenly in an ancient...

    06/16/2004 6:07:04 PM PDT · by vannrox · 46 replies · 2,232+ views
    Insider Report ^ | FR Post 6-16-2004 | Larry Abraham
    THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS AND THE GREAT CALIPHATE By Larry AbrahamI urge all of my readers to make copies of this report and send them to your friends and relatives. The information is too critical to be overlooked in the madness of this election year. Part I of this essay was written in January before the Democrat Party primaries settled anything and before the occupation of Iraq took a turn for the worse. However, it is now more obvious that what I wrote about the nature of the Third Great Jihad is all too true. The political picture has...
  • Reagan's Funeral Guided by the Past

    06/09/2004 4:24:21 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 5 replies · 184+ views
    Seattle ^ | June 8, 2004 | AP
    The past instructs the present when the United States carries out a state funeral, prescribing a template that officials and family use in planning the ceremony. A look at elements of President Reagan's state funeral, their place in history and some of the terminology: -The principal events: A funeral procession moves to the Capitol from near the White House starting around 6 p.m. EDT Wednesday, an hour after Reagan's body arrives from California at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington. A state funeral service in the Rotunda of the Capitol follows, and then his body will lie in state through...
  • Shell Beads From South African Cave Show Modern Human Behavior 75,000 Years Ago

    04/30/2004 7:04:05 PM PDT · by vannrox · 13 replies · 556+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 30 April 2004 | National Science Foundation
    Shell Beads From South African Cave Show Modern Human Behavior 75,000 Years Ago ARLINGTON, Va.- Perforated shells found at South Africa's Blombos Cave appear to have been strung as beads about 75,000 years ago-making them 30,000 years older than any previously identified personal ornaments. Archaeologists excavating the site on the on the coast of the Indian Ocean discovered 41 shells, all with holes and wear marks in similar positions, in a layer of sediment deposited during the Middle Stone Age (MSA). "The Blombos Cave beads present absolute evidence for perhaps the earliest storage of information outside the human brain,"...
  • Who really discovered America? (Evidence that the Jews did!)

    04/13/2004 6:26:18 AM PDT · by vannrox · 60 replies · 4,778+ views
    Far Shores - Ancient Mysteries ^ | FR Post - April 13 2004 | William F. Dankenbring
      WHO REALLY DISCOVERED AMERICA? William F. Dankenbring    Posted Apr 05.04 WHO REALLY DISCOVERED AMERICA? A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western Hemisphere. It contains engraved on its flank the entire Ten Commandments written in ancient Hebrew script! Hebrew scholars, such as Cyrus Gordon of Brandeis University near Boston, have vouched for its authenticity. I visited the site of the huge boulder, near Las Lunas, New Mexico, in 1973 and photographed the Hebrew inscriptions. A local newspaper reporter guided...
  • In Israel, A New Highway Leads To An Ancient Christian Past

    04/12/2004 3:29:48 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 181+ views
    NYT ^ | 4-11-2004 | Greg Myre
    In Israel, a New Highway Leads to an Ancient Christian Past By GREG MYRE Published: April 11, 2004Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Times Israeli archaeologists studied what are believed to be Christian ruins of the fifth or sixth century discovered by workers building a highway. ETANYA, Israel — This seaside town had a simple plan to add an interchange to the country's main coastal highway. But in a small land with a long history, almost anyplace one sticks a shovel in the ground, one strikes an ancient civilization. As is often the case, the earthmovers and cranes are not...
  • Underground City Found Underneath Architect Sinan's House

    04/09/2004 2:18:04 PM PDT · by vannrox · 65 replies · 1,088+ views
    Zaman Online ^ | 04.08.2004 Thursday | Ersan Temizel
    Underground City Found Underneath Architect Sinan's House During restoration of the architect Sinan's house in the town of Kayseri, a Central Anatolian city in Agirnas, an underground city was found. Approximately 4000 square meters of the city, the age of which cannot be estimated, have been excavated so far. Nuvit Bayar, the Project Director of Guntas, the company responsible for the restoration, says, "We plan to finish this delicate job, which has been going on for two years, by the end of this month." Saying that when looked at from outside, Sinan's house looked like a two-story building, Bayar said...
  • Dig discovery is oldest 'pet cat'

    04/09/2004 5:34:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 60 replies · 700+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 8 April, 2004, 18:00 GMT 19:00 UK | By Paul Rincon
    The oldest known evidence of people keeping cats as pets may have been discovered by archaeologists. The discovery of a cat buried with what could be its owner in a Neolithic grave on Cyprus suggests domestication of cats had begun 9,500 years ago. It was thought the Egyptians were first to domesticate cats, with the earliest evidence dating to 2,000-1,900 BC. French researchers writing in Science magazine show that the process actually began much earlier than that. The evidence comes from the Neolithic, or late stone age, village of Shillourokambos on Cyprus, which was inhabited from the 9th to the...
  • NASA Chief: Space Program at Historic Turning Point

    04/01/2004 1:31:42 PM PST · by vannrox · 4 replies · 250+ views
    Space dot com ^ | posted: 02:00 pm ET 31 March 2004 | By Leonard David
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado ? The dream of interplanetary exploration is alive again, but crawling out of the gravity well of skepticism and cynicism is as challenging as landing humans on other worlds, it seems. Sean O?Keefe, NASA Administrator, called upon the public, the Congress, and the aerospace community today to back a broader space exploration agenda. The tragic loss of the crew of space shuttle Columbia last year sparked a reappraisal of NASA?s exploration goals. Those long-range objectives of the exploring the Moon, Mars and beyond with both robots and humans can be sustainable and affordable -- a message...
  • A World Ruled By Fungi

    03/30/2004 6:51:35 PM PST · by vannrox · 19 replies · 352+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2004-03-08 | Swedish Research Council
    The catastrophe that extinguished the dinosaurs and other animal species, 65 million years ago also brought dramatic changes to the vegetation. In a study presented in latest issue of the journal Science, the paleontologists Vivi Vajda from the University of Lund, Sweden and Stephen McLoughlin from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia have described what happened to the vegetation month by month. They depict a world in darkness where the fungi had taken over. It´s known that an asteroid hit the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico at the end of the Cretaceous Period. It left a 180 km wide crater and...
  • British army planned nuclear landmines

    03/29/2004 4:52:40 PM PST · by vannrox · 13 replies · 495+ views
    From New Scientist Online News ^ | 19:00 16 July 03 | By Rob Edwards
    It could only have happened at the height of cold war paranoia. To counter the threat of Soviet invasion, the UK planned to bury 10 huge nuclear landmines in Germany, declassified army documents from the 1950s reveal. The extraordinary weapon was designed to cause mass destruction and radioactive contamination over a wide area to prevent an occupation by Soviet forces. Each mine was expected to produce an explosive yield of 10 kilotons, about half that of the atom bomb the US dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki in 1945. The mines were to be left buried or submerged by...
  • US begins hypersonic weapons program

    03/29/2004 4:40:06 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies · 330+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 13:16 21 November 03 | By Celeste Biever
    The US military has begun development of an ultra-high speed weapons system that would enable targets virtually anywhere on Earth to be hit within two hours of launch from the continental US. Ten companies have been given grants by the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Pentagon for six-month "system definition" studies. If the Pentagon likes the results, a three-year design and development phase will begin. The ultimate aim, slated for around 2025, is a reusable Hypersonic Cruise Vehicle (HCV) that can take off from a conventional runway in the US and strike targets up to 16,700 kilometres (10,350...