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  • 95% of plastic polluting world's oceans comes from just 10 rivers

    04/20/2018 6:18:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/19/2018 | unk
    Up to 95 per cent of plastic polluting the world’s oceans pours in from just ten rivers, according to new research. The top 10 rivers – eight of which are in Asia – accounted for so much plastic because of the mismanagement of waste. About five trillion pounds is floating in the sea, and targeting the major sources – such as the Yangtze and the Ganges – could almost halve it, scientists claim. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt flew in coach-class seats on at least two trips home to Oklahoma when taxpayers weren’t footing the bill, despite claims he...
  • USS Ward, ship that fired first American shots of World War II, found in Philippines

    12/06/2017 8:37:06 AM PST · by DFG · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/06/2017 | Greg Norman
    A team manning a deep sea research vessel says it has found and captured the first underwater images of a sunken U.S. Navy ship credited with firing America’s opening shots of World War II. The USS Ward was located in the waters near Ponson Island in the Philippines, an expedition crew led by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen announced, just before the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • They track air threats to Hawaii 24/7 and they're on high alert for Trump's arrival

    11/03/2017 2:38:35 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Friday, November 3, 2017 | Shawn Ching, News Anchor
    MILILANI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - At a secure, classified location on Oahu, 230 Hawaii Air National Guard member keep a constant watch over the state. They work at what's unofficially called "NORAD of the Pacific" -- after the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado. They play a critical role in tracking threats to the state -- are considered the first line of defense against another Pearl Harbor. And on Friday, ahead of President Trump's visit to Hawaii, they'll be watching Air Force One closely and anything that may get near it. The group's official name: The 169th Air Defense Squadron...
  • Steve Bannon: Fathers & Grandfathers of Deplorables Turned War Around After Pearl Harbor

    12/09/2016 9:41:58 PM PST · by Paul R. · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 12/7/2016 | John Hayward
    I think that the lesson of Pearl Harbor is one of resilience...
  • 'I had a good cry': Pinehurst man recalls Pearl Harbor survival

    12/07/2016 9:46:54 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 17 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 12/7/2016 | Bryan Mims
    Pinehurst, N.C. — A local survivor of Pearl Harbor has spent a lifetime making sure people don't forget the terror that killed so many of his comrades. Roy "Swede" Boreen, 96, escaped a ship where more than 440 sailors were killed. He has lived in Pinehurst for more than 30 years, and Wednesday the community rallied around him in tribute. At age 21, Boreen prepared to die a terrible death, coated in oil, bobbing in sea water. Minutes earlier, he'd looked out a porthole aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma.
  • On a Sunday Morning (Pearl Harbor)

    12/07/2016 12:17:10 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 16 replies
    City Journal ^ | December 2nd 2016 | Paul Beston
    For a younger generation, the “where were you when” moment is September 11, 2001, an atrocity that prompted comparisons with Pearl Harbor, whose survivors were preparing to mark the 60th anniversary of the attacks that year. The two cataclysms had much in common—they were unexpected, horrific, and destroyed thousands of lives—but they also quickly took on the character of their very different cultural epochs. Pearl Harbor aroused American resolve that channeled itself into a unified war effort, one that would produce an industrial war-making machine such as the world has never seen—just what was needed to win a war such...
  • Japan PM Abe won't apologise at Pearl Harbor: government

    12/06/2016 6:54:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 91 replies
    AFP ^ | December 6, 2016 | Hiroshi Hiyama
    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will honour war dead but won't apologise when he becomes the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor this month, a top government spokesman said on Tuesday. The move follows Barack Obama's historic May trip to Hiroshima, the first by a sitting US president, where he spoke of victims' suffering but offered no apology for dropping the world's first nuclear bomb.
  • Japan PM Abe to make first visit to Pearl Harbor

    12/05/2016 3:34:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    AFP ^ | December 4, 2016 | Staff
    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to become the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor, announcing Monday a trip to Hawaii this month for talks with US President Barack Obama. "I will visit Pearl Harbor" with Obama, he told reporters in comments broadcast live on television. Abe, who will be in Hawaii on December 26 and 27, will visit the site of the surprise Japanese attack on December 7, 1941, that began World War II in the Pacific.
  • Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans arrive in Honolulu

    12/03/2016 7:46:10 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Jobeth Devera, Reporter
    It was an emotional homecoming for dozens of Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans at Honolulu International Airport Saturday afternoon. Live bands, hula dancers and other military servicemen and women gathered around Gate 18 to help welcome our nation's bravest. "I just want thank them for their time and what they've done to sacrifice for this nation," said Joshua Carmack, USN Chief Petty Officer. Each hero was escorted from the plane down an isle of hugs, handshakes and aloha. American Airlines sponsored the round-trip 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration Flight, from Los Angeles to Honolulu, which hosted approximately 120 Pearl Harbor...
  • Donald Trump’s birther event is the greatest trick he’s ever pulled (WP pearl clutching)

    09/16/2016 10:36:49 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 79 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/16/16 | Chris Cillizza
    Donald Trump is, at heart, a showman. He rose to national fame thanks to star turns on reality TV in which he played the tough-talking boss to a group of aspirants hoping to become as successful as he has been in business. His great gift is the ability to draw attention — and then use that attention for his own, usually commercial, purposes. Trump may have outdone himself on Friday morning. He and his campaign touted a "major" announcement at his newly-opened hotel in Washington, D.C. at 10 a.m. The word was that Trump would walk away from his past...
  • Filipino Fisherman Reveals 75-Pound Pearl He Kept Hidden For A Decade

    08/24/2016 9:45:50 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    npr ^ | 24 August 2016 | CAMILA DOMONOSKE
    When he was moving out of his home, he decided to give the pearl to Maggay-Amurao for safekeeping instead of transport it with him — "since it's quite heavy,"... In fact, the pearl weighs in at 34 kilograms, Maggay-Amurao says — or approximately 75 pounds.
  • Issaquah Restaurant Patron Finds Rare, Gem Quality Pearl in Food

    02/26/2016 11:20:54 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Komo News ^ | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD 2016 | MATT MARKOVICH
    Lindsay Hasz and her husband were recently enjoying a rare evening without kids when they decided to dine at Issaquah's Montalcino Ristorante Italiano. Hasz ordered the frutti di mare, a traditional Italian medley of seafood and shellfish. Then she bit into something unexpected. "It was quite jarring," she said. "In fact, I thought I almost broke my tooth it was so hard." Inside the meat of a clam on her dish she found what looked like a pearl. "I thought maybe it was an earring from an employee in the kitchen and it fell into my dish," Hasz said. She...
  • Aegis Ashore test flight at PMRF

    12/13/2015 1:17:52 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Hookele - Pearl Harbor - Hickam News ^ | December 11, 2015 | Ho'okele Staff
    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Operational Test Agency, in conjunction with U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. European Command, and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, successfully conducted the first intercept flight test Dec. 9, Hawaii Standard Time, of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system and Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IB Threat Upgrade guided missile, launched from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai. During the test, a target representing a medium-range ballistic missile was air-launched from a U.S. Air Force...
  • The Pearl Harbor P-40 boys

    09/02/2015 11:21:50 AM PDT · by Doogle · 14 replies
    youttube ^ | 12/13/2013 | maxsmodels
    We have all seen the different accounts of the two P-40's that got off the ground on Dec. 7th 1941...here's their story.. Enjoy
  • Japan Launches Latest Helicopter Carrier

    08/27/2015 2:09:27 PM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    USNI News ^ | 08/27/15 | Sam LaGrone
    Japan has launched the second in its new class of helicopter carrier — the largest Japanese ships since World War II — in a Thursday ceremony in Yokohama. The 24,000-ton Kaga (DDH-184) — built by ship builder Japan Marine United — bears the same name as the World War II Imperial Japanese Navy carrier Kaga that was part of Pearl Harbor attack and was sunk in the Battle Midway. The ship follows JS Izumo (DDH-183) which entered service in the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) in March.
  • Police: Duggars Used A Rod To Spank Their Kids

    05/29/2015 10:31:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 149 replies
    inquisitr.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | inquisitr
    A 2006 police report detailing Josh Duggar’s molestation of his sisters has caused a media firestorm, yet the document has also revealed another detail that the Duggar family has yet to address: namely, the assertion by one of their children that Jim Bob and Michelle use a rod to spank them. The allegations surfaced in the police report, which was released in a redacted form last week by In Touch Weekly. The report includes a summary of a conversation which occurred between an investigator and one of the Duggar children, who remains unnamed. “Inv. Taylor asked [redacted] about getting spanked....
  • Pakistan group threatens to kill U.S. reporter--Says He's a Mossad Agent--Al Fuqra Leader Arrested

    01/30/2002 12:44:47 PM PST · by Shermy · 18 replies · 646+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 30, 2002 (8:52.p.m.) | Reuters
    Updated information:NEW YORK (Reuters) - The group that claims it has kidnapped a Wall Street Journal reporter in Pakistan has sent e-mail to news organisations threatening to kill him within 24 hours unless the U.S. government released Pakistani prisoners held in the Afghan war. The e-mail, sent to The Wall Street Journal, CNN and The New York Times, among others, accused reporter Daniel Pearl of being a spy for Israel. It also warned other U.S. journalists in Pakistan to leave the country within three days. "We have interrogated Mr. D. Pearl and have come to the conclusion that contrary to ...
  • BREAKING: Elect Chris McDaniel Tour Announced [June 20-22] (Dead heat, see # 16)

    06/16/2014 1:24:37 PM PDT · by Syncro · 18 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 15, 2014 | Staff
      BREAKING: Elect Chris McDaniel Tour Announced Dear Patriots, Thanks to the generous contributions of our Tea Party supporters, we were able to reach our first fundraising goal- thank you so much! We are excited to announce our Elect Chris McDaniel Bus Tour and wanted to share it with our loyal supporters first. We will be holding four major rallies the weekend before the June 24th run-off election in key media markets and counties that are strategically necessary for McDaniel to win. For complete tour details click HERE.  If you reside in Mississippi or a neighboring state, we hope to...
  • NBC New Year’s Eve Mocks Pearl Harbor Survivors As Only Able to Chew SpaghettiOs

    01/01/2014 10:47:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/1/14 | Noel Sheppard
    On Pearl Harbor Day, Campbell’s got in a lot of trouble when it tweeted out a picture of its SpaghettiOs mascot holding an American flag and asking people to "take a moment to remember #PearlHarbor with us." On NBC’s “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly,” actress and comedienne Natasha Leggero disgustingly joked, “It sucks that the only survivors of Pearl Harbor are being mocked by the only food they can still chew” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Obama Honors Pearl Harbor Dead with Picture of Himself

    12/08/2013 3:03:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/8/13 | William Bigelow
    President Barack Obama’s Facebook page on Saturday posted a message honoring the dead from Pearl Harbor—accompanied by a picture of Obama descending the stairs next to the Pearl Harbor Memorial. The picture barely fits the name of the Arizona Memorial so it can frame Obama in the foreground. The post's statement reads: Today, with solemn pride and reverence, let us remember those who fought and died at Pearl Harbor, acknowledge everyone who carried their legacy forward, and reaffirm our commitment to upholding the ideals for which they served. President Obama