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  • Warming could exceed safe levels in this lifetime

    10/23/2011 10:24:06 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 23, 2011 | Nina Chestney
    (Reuters) - Global temperature rise could exceed "safe" levels of two degrees Celsius in some parts of the world in many of our lifetimes if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, two research papers published in the journal Nature warned. "Certain levels of climate change are very likely within the lifetimes of many people living now ... unless emissions of greenhouse gases are substantially reduced in the coming decades," said a study on Sunday by academics at the English universities of Reading and Oxford, the UK's Met Office Hadley Center and the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand."Large parts of...
  • Rice Accepts Possibility of International Investigation of U.S. Military

    06/15/2010 8:17:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 722+ views
    the weekly standard ^ | 6/15/10 | Daniel Halper
    Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the UN and member of Barack Obama's cabinet, opened the door for the possibility of an international investigation into the U.S. military on Fox News Sunday yesterday. Here's the relevant part of the exchange: Chris Wallace: And a simple question: Would the U.S. accept foreign participation if this country were investigating actions by the U.S. military? Susan Rice: I think it depends on the circumstances, Chris. Naturally, this question came up during an exchange about the pro-Hamas flotillas that Israel prevented from reaching its shores. But it's an extraordinarily short-sighted statement for Rice to make.
  • Perry raises possibility of states' rights showdown with White House over healthcare

    07/27/2009 11:35:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 761+ views
    star-telegram ^ | 7/27/09 | DAVE MONTGOMERY
    AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry, raising the specter of a showdown with the Obama administration, suggested Thursday that he would consider invoking states’ rights protections under the 10th Amendment to resist the president’s healthcare plan, which he said would be "disastrous" for Texas. Interviewed by conservative talk show host Mark Davis of Dallas’ WBAP/820 AM, Perry said his first hope is that Congress will defeat the plan, which both Perry and Davis described as "Obama Care." But should it pass, Perry predicted that Texas and a "number" of states might resist the federal health mandate.
  • Storm with possibility of foot of snow spreads through Ohio Valley en route to New England

    12/15/2007 9:59:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies · 255+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/15/07 | Dan Nephin - ap
    PITTSBURGH – As much as a foot of snow fell from the Plains across the Midwest on Saturday, snarling road and air travel, as the second big winter storm in a week barreled through on its way to New England. Tens of thousands of people still lacked electricity after the first storm slammed Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri earlier in the week. That storm was blamed for at least 38 deaths, mostly in traffic accidents. Winter storm warnings and watches extended Saturday from Missouri across parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, the National...
  • Jail 'Possibility' for NYC Transit Leaders

    12/21/2005 11:31:10 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 1,024+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/21/05 | David B. Caruso - ap
    NEW YORK - The city and state stepped up their pressure on striking transit workers Wednesday in hopes of forcing them back to work, and a judge said sending union leaders to jail was a "distinct possibility." State Supreme Court Justice Theodore Jones, who is hearing several legal issues related to the strike, directed attorneys from the Transport Workers Union to bring president Roger Toussaint and other top officials before the court Thursday to answer to a criminal contempt charge. He said he may sentence the union leaders to jail for refusing to end the strike, calling such a scenario...
  • Meeting raises possibility that Nagin may have political future

    10/30/2005 8:59:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 693+ views
    NOLA ^ | 10/30/05 | KEVIN McGILL
    Meeting raises possibility that Nagin may have political future 10/30/2005, 9:58 a.m. CT By KEVIN McGILL The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There were fewer than 300 seats and more than 500 people jammed into the hotel for a town hall meeting. It was overcrowded and under-air conditioned (nothing new in post-Katrina New Orleans), dozens of unhappy people lined up behind a single microphone and the scene appeared set for an ugly political inquisition as Mayor Ray Nagin entered the room — 30 minutes late. Nagin made an opening statement on housing, then turned it over to the audience....
  • Five Men Charged in Bat Attack

    05/13/2005 6:44:45 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 26 replies · 974+ views
    NJ News ^ | 05/13/05 | vanity
    An 18 year old Jersey City,NJ student was viciously beaten by 5 men,who used baseball bats, among other things. All 5 have been arrested.All have "Islamic" surnames. Police "don't know" if they are a gang. (Hmm.... Let's see: They hang out on a street corner and beat people up.Young Mens'Islamic Association maybe ?) Details at link.
  • The Middle East without Israel

    01/02/2005 5:29:48 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 3 replies · 166+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 2, 2004 | Ed Lasky
    The January/February issue of Foreign Policy magazine has an insightful article by Josef Joffe, the publisher and editor of Die Zeit and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution titled " A World Without Israel." While advocates for Israel often point out the tremendous technological, medical and agricultural advances Israel has produced (including those by this year's Nobel Prize winners in medicine) which have benefited so many people around the world, this intriguing article constructs a counter-factual history of the Middle East which would exist without Israel. Since there are a surprising and distressing number of people who blame the...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com'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!
  • Supreme Court: Moving On, Moving In, Moving Up

    02/10/2003 8:38:42 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies · 133+ views
    MSNBC.com/Newsweek ^ | February 17th issue of Newsweek | By Daniel Klaidman, Debra Rosenberg and Tamara Lipper
    Supreme Court: Moving On, Moving In, Moving Up A vacancy could open up in the U.S. Supreme Court soon By Daniel Klaidman, Debra Rosenberg and Tamara LipperNEWSWEEK     Feb. 17 issue —  It’s been nine years since the last vacancy opened up on the U.S. Supreme Court. That historically long drought could end this year with at least one resignation. Eager White House aides are stepping up preparation efforts, vetting candidates and contemplating a special media operation to deal with a potential confirmation battle.  
  • CA: Bi-Partisan Tort Reform A Possibility This Session

    02/07/2003 7:56:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 240+ views
    CalNews.com ^ | 2/7/03 | Chris Rizo
    SACRAMENTO -- The politics behind reforming California’s tort laws are as convoluted as the statutes themselves, which Republicans in the state Legislature, citing attorney abuses, have sought doggedly to overhaul for the last six years.  But even with the coalitions of unusual alliances that have successfully stymied every recent noteworthy attempt at restructuring the laws that provide legal remedies for civil wrongdoing, advocates for change say this year it’s all but certain meaningful tort reform will emerge.  “I am more optimistic this year than I have in any of the years past,” said Diann H. Rogers, executive director of Citizens...
  • Ramayana bridge

    10/21/2002 12:58:08 PM PDT · by bala · 30 replies · 414+ views
    ANCIENT RAMAYANA BRIDGE - A REALISTIC POSSIBILITY