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  • Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano spews ash, gas

    05/18/2013 6:17:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    La Prensa ^ | May 17, 2013 | EFE
    Columns of gas and ash 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) high were detected after two strong explosions from the Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico's Cenapred disaster-management agency said Friday. The first blast came at 10:14 p.m. Thursday, followed by another a little more than two hours later. The explosions deposited glowing fragments up to 1.5 kilometers from the crater as well as columns of ash and gas that were carried northeastward by the prevailing winds, Cenapred said. Popocatepetl, which rises 5,452 meters (17,875 feet) above sea level, is located about 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Mexico City. Mexican authorities have prepared contingency plans...
  • SWAT v. Internet meanie; raids grandma instead

    06/28/2012 6:01:16 AM PDT · by Steamburg · 18 replies
    Courier Press ^ | June 26, 2012 | Mark Wilson
    EVANSVILLE — An affidavit filed in Vanderburgh Superior Court shows the Evansville Police Department did not have a specific suspect when a fully armed SWAT team stormed into a house last week with "flashbang" stun grenades and found only a teenage girl and her grandmother.
  • Decorated Marine to run for (liberal) Filner's seat (A Duncan Hunter guy)

    11/10/2009 8:28:46 PM PST · by pissant · 130 replies · 2,859+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 11/10/09 | John Marelius
    Decorated Marine veteran Nick Popaditch on Tuesday announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 51st Congressional District seat held by Democrat Bob Filner. Nicknamed “Gunny Pop,” Popaditch served two separate stints in the Marines. He was a tank commander during the Persian Gulf war and honorably discharged in 1992 after six years. Tiring of civilian life, he rejoined the Marines in 1995. A widely circulated photograph after the fall of Baghdad in 2003 shows the tank commander and platoon sergeant smoking a cigar in front of the statue of Saddam Hussein just before his unit helped tear it...
  • Pope Benedict - no Dr Strangelove (good read)

    04/17/2008 6:21:24 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 83+ views
    Times On line ^ | Gerrard Baker
    Anybody who has ever had to stand at a podium after a gifted speaker knows how it might have been for Pope Benedict XVI this week as he has made the first papal visit to the United States since John Paul II. His predecessor was the ultimate media-savvy leader. When he came to the ultimate media-fixated nation, it was a match made in Heaven. Millions of the faithful and the merely curious flocked to parks and stadiums. People at times had to be physically restrained from throwing themselves at him. Even on his last trip here in 1999, visibly deteriorating,...
  • Not a transitional Pope: Benedict may surprise (Cardinals spill the beans from the conclave

    04/22/2005 6:53:30 PM PDT · by sinkspur · 66 replies · 1,733+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 4/22/2005 | John L. Allen
    The following is the cover story that will run in the April 29 issue of National Catholic Reporter. By JOHN L. ALLEN JR. Rome Two days before the opening of the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago had a conversation with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, then head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, about the American sex abuse norms, arguing that the norms should be maintained more or less as is. George asked if Ratzinger, whose office is charged with processing sex abuse cases, had any questions. Ratzinger, according to George on April...