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  • CDC: Airborne Ebola possible but unlikely

    10/08/2014 5:28:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/14 | Elise Viebeck
    The Ebola virus becoming airborne is a possible but unlikely outcome in the current epidemic, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden said Tuesday.
  • Changes At The State Department

    04/24/2014 5:38:08 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 2 replies
    4-24-14 | Retired Texas Vet
    Changes are on the way at the State Department. SOS John "Lurch" Kerry-Heinz announced today that he is planning major changes at State. Due to the "workplace violence" in Benghazi that seriously depleted the staff in Libya, Slick Willy's wife slithering off with most of the senior staff, and a general fear of working for State in Muslim countries has caused Lurch to feel that he has been left in a lurch. After re-evaluating the Mid-East operations, Lurch has decided to contract out all of the State Department functions in Mid-Eastern countries to CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood. Lurch is...
  • Israel Prepares for Possible Attack by Hijacked Malaysian Plane

    03/16/2014 5:49:17 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 77 replies
    Breibart ^ | 03/16/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    According to the Times of Israel, Israel's Channel 2 has revealed that Israeli air defenses have been boosted, and approaching civilian aircraft will be asked to identify themselves far earlier. Though the flight was presumed at first to have crashed, whole or in pieces, into the ocean, passive satellite transmissions from the aircraft suggest that it made a deliberate course change and may have headed north into central Asia. Pakistan has already said that the flight never registered on its radar, but at least one expert has suggested the flight could have landed in Bangladesh, whose air defenses presumably would...
  • Police seek possible serial bomber in Oregon

    11/13/2013 9:23:55 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 13, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
    An improvised explosive device blew out windows and ignited a small fire at the Jackson County prosecutor's office in Medford, Ore., Wednesday, but authorities said the damage could have been far worse had it ignited a large propane tank at the scene. No injuries were reported as a result of the blast, which occurred at about 4:30 a.m. Local and state police and the FBI and ATF are currently investigating. Law enforcement sources familiar with the case said there was no immediate claim of responsibility and as of yet, there are no suspects, but they are attempting to determine if...
  • President To Change His Will

    03/23/2013 6:35:40 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 14 replies
    Future News Now | 3-23-13 | Retired Texas Vet
    FNN Rush Exclusive: President Obama was intrigued about the possibility of President Hugo Chavez being embalmed and put on public display forever. Because Hugo was not embalmed quickly enough, the procedure and public display could not be accomplished. President Zero was appalled and called his closest advisers and his science adviser in for a briefing. Upon their advice, President Zero has changed his will to ensure that when he dies that he is promptly embalmed and prepared for public display. The Lincoln Memorial will be removed and sent to Springfield, Il. for display. In its place President Zero's gold and...
  • White House: 'Significant' debt deal possible (Dems propose $400-600 billion in new taxes)

    06/27/2011 1:45:09 PM PDT · by quesney · 244 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that a "significant" deal with Republicans on cutting government spending and raising the nation's debt limit is still possible, even as the administration hardened its stance on the need for increased tax revenue to be part of any agreement. President Barack Obama made his first direct foray into the deficit negotiations Monday. He met with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the Oval Office for about 30 minutes Monday morning, and planned to meet with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell in the early evening. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama's meeting with...
  • Short debt limit hike possible: McConnell

    06/19/2011 1:30:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 84 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/19/11 | Dave Clarke - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress and the White House could raise the debt limit for a few months while they seek a comprehensive, long-term budget deal, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday. The Obama administration has warned it will run out of money to pay the nation's bills if Congress does not raise the $14.3 trillion debt limit by August 2 -- a prospect that could push the country back into recession and upend global financial markets. Congressional Republicans, particularly in the House of Representatives, have balked at raising the debt ceiling unless it is accompanied by significant spending...
  • White House: Revenge attacks for bin Laden death 'entirely possible'

    05/13/2011 10:11:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    White House: Revenge attacks for bin Laden death 'entirely possible' By Sam Youngman - 05/13/11 12:07 PM ET The White House said Friday that the U.S. intelligence community is "in a state of high vigilance" for revenge attacks after the killing of Osama bin Laden. White House press secretary Jay Carney responded to reports that more than 80 were killed in Pakistan Friday as a response to bin Laden's death by saying that it is "entirely possible, even likely" that terrorists "might try to respond with revenge attacks of some kind." The terrorist network al Qaeda has promised revenge for...
  • The Fig Tree's the Clue

    03/26/2011 12:25:10 PM PDT · by STD · 61 replies
    self ^ | 03/26/11 | STD
    The Fig Tree's the Clue. The untimely figs in this verse are “Olynthos”, figs that grow through the winter, yet do not completely mature until spring; they are fragile and many fall off in the spring wind. This scripture suggests that when Satan is cast down to earth the figs (raptured saints) will be taken away by a mighty wind (the Holy Spirit)
  • Possible breakthrough in breast reconstruction surgery

    02/21/2011 8:59:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/21/11 | Staff
    There's an exciting prospect for breast reconstruction for women. As CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton explained on "The Early Show" Monday, stem cells and the body's own fat are used to essentially re-grow breast tissue. "A patient's own fat and stem cells are combined in the lab," Ashton told co-anchor Erica Hill, "growth factors are added. It's then injected into a biodegradable chamber in the breast. A blood supply is attached to feed these cells, and in about six-to-twelve months, that tissue then creates the form and shape of a breast."
  • GOD's Love and Authority in the Overcomer !

    12/19/2010 2:59:34 PM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    Beneficiaries of your love are beginning to come back around , For I am giving you the words that astound , And although some are resistant as you see , Their rebellion as strange fire has come before me , So vanquish all your foes as Korah for to you my glory has come , They will see my glory surrounding you as priest of my kingdom, And as you raise my sceptor and staff of authority , I shall vanquish your foes as the parting of the Red sea , For as they advance towards you it is me...
  • Possible Syrian nuke facility identified by satellite

    12/02/2010 9:36:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] ^ | 12/2/10 | Yaakov Katz
    Footage of Masyaf shows missile shaped items; IAEA urges Syria to let inspectors visit reactor that IAF destroyed in 2007. A compound in western Syria with buildings and hundreds of missile-shaped items has been identified as functionally related to a nuclear reactor Israel destroyed northeast of Damascus in 2007. Satellite footage of the site in Masyaf was obtained by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security and shows a compound built in a ravine and surrounded by what appears to be a line of trenches. While there are no security measures visible in the commercial satellite imagery, ISIS said...
  • Colder winters possible due to climate change: study

    11/17/2010 5:41:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/17/10 | Erik Kirschbaum
    BERLIN (Reuters) – Climate change could lead to colder winters in northern regions, according to a study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research on Tuesday. Vladimir Petoukhov, lead author of the study, said a shrinking of sea ice in the eastern Arctic causes some regional warming of lower air levels and may lead to anomalies in atmospheric airstreams, triggering an overall cooling of the northern continents. "These anomalies could triple the probability of cold winter extremes in Europe and northern Asia," he said. "Recent severe winters like last year's or the one of 2005/06 do not conflict with...
  • Stern's Possible SEIU Successor Could Make Union Peace Elusive

    04/25/2010 5:35:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 444+ views
    fox ^ | 4/25/10 | fox
    At a time when the nation's fastest-growing union is starting to fall victim to its own aggression, some question whether Anna Burger -- who may be in line to replace SEIU President Andy Stern -- can deliver anything but more of the same. For nearly three decades, Anna Burger has followed Andy Stern like a shadow in her rise through the ranks of the American labor movement. She succeeded Stern as president of their local Pennsylvania shop when he left for Washington in the mid-'80s. She later tagged along to the capital, and a few years after Stern won the...
  • Abdullah: Summertime war possible

    04/18/2010 12:11:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 647+ views ^ | 4/18/10 | staff
    Moderate Muslim and Arab countries face great challenges as major players in the Middle East peace process who work to prevent the next war in the region – which could break out as soon as this summer, King Abdullah of Jordan told the Chicago Tribune editorial board in an interview conducted Thursday. “There are countries in the Middle East that do not believe in the Arab peace proposal,” he said, explaining that 57 Arab and Muslim states had “basically all agreed that they want to have full diplomatic relations with Israel, but [want] in return a two-state solution, therefore a...
  • Global new deal 'possible' in months : Brown

    03/03/2009 4:33:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 776+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/3/09 | Stephen Collinson
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Prime Minister Gordon Brown raised the prospect of a global "new deal" to fix the finance industry within months, setting the stage for April's G-20 economic summit with President Barack Obama. Brown, taking a welcome break from political problems back home, claimed his prize as the first European leader to meet Obama in the Oval Office, and won a statement from the US leader that US-Britain ties were unbreakable. Obama agreed the world needed to work collectively to head off future financial crises, but did not give a specific, public endorsement of Brown's calls for a sweeping...
  • 'Anything possible,' Obama tells roaring crowd (vast throng gathering)

    01/18/2009 1:42:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 1,868+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/18/09 | David Espo and Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON – Two days from the White House, President-elect Barack Obama joined a vast throng Sunday at a roaring, rollicking pre-inauguration celebration staged before marble monuments to past heroes. "Anything is possible in America," declared the man who will confront economic crisis and two wars when he takes office. "Despite the enormity of the task that lies ahead — I stand here today as hopeful as ever that the United States of America will endure — that the dream of our founders will live on in our time," the president-elect said at the conclusion of a musical extravaganza that featured...
  • Success in Iraq Possible, Commander Says

    11/15/2007 3:29:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 42+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2007 – Success is possible in Iraq, a senior Army commander there said today based on progress he has seen since his recent return to the country. Speaking to a group of Internet journalists and “bloggers” via telephone from Iraq, Army Brig. Gen. James C. Boozer Sr., deputy commander of Multinational Division North, said he is “absolutely amazed” at improvements there since his return last month. This is his third tour in the country. “This is a turning point. … I think in the next 12 or 15 months … that we’re going to make history. We’re...
  • Crews head to possible Fossett sighting (Sighting in Nevada isn’t Fossett’s plane)

    09/09/2007 3:16:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,628+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/9/07 | Martin Griffith - ap
    RENO, Nev. - Rescue crews were headed to another potential sighting of Steve Fossett's plane Sunday afternoon near where the famous aviator took off on Labor Day. The sighting occurred within a 50-mile radius of the airstrip about 80 miles southeast of Reno, said Kim Toulouse, a spokesman for the Nevada Department of Wildlife assisting in the search operation. "We have aircraft and ground forces en route to that location," Toulouse told reporters, refusing to take any questions. At least six times during the past week search and rescue crews have spotted airplane wreckage they thought might be Fossett's only...
  • Reversing Alzheimer's memory loss may be possible

    04/30/2007 8:05:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 260+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/30/07 | Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mental stimulation and drug treatment may help people with brain ailments such as Alzheimer's disease regain seemingly lost memories, according to research published on Sunday. Scientists used two methods to reverse memory loss in mice with a condition like Alzheimer's -- placing them in sort of a rodent Disneyland to stimulate their brains, and also using a type of drug that encourages growth of brain nerve cells. Neuroscientist Li-Huei Tsai of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said such methods might yield similar benefits in people with Alzheimer's disease or other types...
  • General: Peace in Iraq possible

    02/18/2007 11:07:49 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 287+ views
    CAMP LIBERTY — The goal of coalition forces new security strategy is to clear, control and retain Baghdad's neighborhoods, said the Multi-National Division - Baghdad commanding general during a press conference here Feb. 16. Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil Jr. outlined the security strategy for his division in a live satellite press conference between Baghdad and reporters in the Pentagon press briefing room. The security plan includes an increase in Iraqi and coalition forces in Iraq's capital, a push to rid the city of violent extremists and the creation of joint security stations throughout Baghdad, Fil said. Once the streets are...
  • Abizaid to Senate Committee: Peace in Iraq Possible

    11/15/2006 3:41:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 601+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2006 -- Both Iraqi and American leaders believe the Iraqi government can take control of its country and develop a stable nation that is at peace with its neighbors and an ally in the war on terror, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East said here today. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command, outlined the current situation in Iraq and the way forward. Violence remains high across Iraq, Abizaid acknowledged, but the Iraqi security forces consistently perform well and, with strong support from the...
  • U.S. Contracts Cruise Ship For Possible Lebanon Evacuations

    07/17/2006 7:27:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 503+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2006 – The United States has contracted a commercial ship to assist in a possible mass evacuation of Americans from Lebanon, a Defense Department spokesman said here today. The cruise ship Orient Queen is expected to arrive in the area of operations sometime tomorrow, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. The ship can accommodate hundreds of passengers and may be used to ferry U.S. evacuees from the port of Beirut to the island of Cyprus. The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Gonzalez has been tasked to escort the Orient Queen as a force-protection measure, Whitman said. A number of...
  • Record California power demand possible soon

    07/13/2006 3:14:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 319+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/13/06 | Bernie Woodall
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's power grid could post a new electricity demand record by Monday as air conditioners across the state battle a powerful heat wave, the California Independent System Operator said on Thursday. The Cal ISO manages the power grid that connects major power lines in the state. The grid operator called on Californians to conserve electricity by calling a "power watch" from Friday to Monday, said Stephanie McCorkle, spokeswoman for the ISO. As of midday Thursday, there had been no weather-related outages, McCorkle said. "New temperature data (are) indicating a warm air mass is pushing up temperatures...
  • 2 Charged in Conn. Boy's Death, Possible OD

    05/07/2006 1:53:59 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 467+ views ^ | 5 7 06 | associated press
    SHELTON, Conn. - A 13-year-old boy on a sleepover was found dead in what police suspect was a heroin overdose, and his friend's sister and ex-husband were charged with manslaughter. Frank Korondi was spending Friday night at the home of a 10-year-old friend, authorities said. During the night, police said, the friend's sister, 23-year-old Angela Krasowski, picked up the boys and took them to the home of her ex-husband, James Krasowski, 32. On Saturday morning, police responding to a 911 call from the home found Frank unresponsive on the bathroom floor. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police were...
  • Specter: Immigration Bill Possible in '06

    04/23/2006 10:55:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 644+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4.23.06 | AP
    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday he believes Congress will be able to work out differences and pass an election-year immigration bill, calling reform too important to neglect. "I think the committee bill which got to the floor has the key ingredients of a successful bill," said Sen. Arlen Specter (news, bio, voting record), R-Pa., who has pledged to have legislation ready for debate soon after lawmakers return Monday from their two-week recess. Specter noted that the Senate bill is aimed at protecting the borders, regulating the flow into the country of so-called guest workers...
  • Wave of Strikes Shakes Tehran

    04/13/2006 5:55:18 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 50 replies · 1,841+ views
    SPIEGEL ONLINE ^ | 12 April 2006 | staff
    Iran's recent declaration that it has successfully enriched uranium is bound to further increase tensions between Tehran and the United States. But the Iranian government also has an internal crisis on its hands. The country's high level of poverty has triggered a series of intense social struggles.
  • Four vehicles carrying possible illegals crash

    03/22/2006 9:25:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 698+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 3/22/06 | Joe Garner, Deborah Frazier, And Felix Doligosa Jr.
    Four vehicles packed with 42 suspected illegal Mexican immigrants overturned on snowpacked eastern Colorado highways within two hours early Tuesday, a day after two similar wrecks in the state. Taken together, the six crashes highlighted Colorado's key role as a crossroads in the dangerous and often deadly transport of undocumented workers into this country. Neither the rash of accidents nor the 113 suspected illegal immigrants arrested in two days came as a shock to federal enforcement officers, said the agent in charge of the Denver office of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement. "This is an everyday thing for us," said...
  • Commander Directs Investigation Into Possible Abuse by Marines

    03/17/2006 3:29:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies · 807+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 17, 2006 – The commander of Multinational Corps Iraq has directed further investigation into events surrounding a Nov. 19 insurgent attack in Haditha, Iraq, military officials reported today. In the incident in question, Marines responded to an improvised-explosive-device and small-arms-fire attack on their convoy, Army Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli said in a news conference today. Reporters brought allegations of potential misconduct to the attention of U.S. officials, he said. Chiarelli initiated a preliminary investigation Feb. 14 when allegations of possible violations of the rules of engagement were brought up. On March 9, Chiarelli was presented with the initial...
  • DoD Officials Prepare for Possible Pandemic

    03/01/2006 3:41:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 353+ views
    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, March 1, 2006 – Defense Department officials are working to create a pandemic influenza plan in time for the Department of Homeland Defense's end-of-March deadline, a DoD medical official said Feb. 27. The plan will lay out the department's roles and responsibilities in varying stages of an avian influenza -- or "bird flu" -- outbreak, both at home and overseas, said Ellen Embrey, deputy assistant secretary of defense for force health protection and readiness, during a Joint Operations Medical Managers Course in San Antonio. DoD's work is a coordinated, integrated effort to ensure the department is...
  • Military Working to Ensure Best Body Armor Possible

    02/02/2006 4:44:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 381+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 2, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2006 – The Army and Marine Corps are pulling out all the stops to ensure deployed troops have the best body armor possible, including ceramic side plates to protect their torsos, leaders from both services told members of the House Armed Services Committee yesterday. The leaders gave solid endorsement to the protective vests already worn by all deployed forces, but said they continue to seek out improvements that provide even more protection without adding weight and bulkiness. "Force protection is the Army's No. 1 priority," Maj. Gen. Stephen Speakes, the Army's force development director, told the Tactical...
  • Possible new regulations for sex offenders(indiana)

    01/18/2006 4:59:53 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 10 replies · 894+ views ^ | 1 18 05 |
    Indiana - Violent sex predators could soon be barred from living within a thousand feet of Indiana schools, parks or youth centers. A senate panel discussed the new legislation Tuesday. Predators could also face electronic monitoring and parole for the rest of their lives. Opponents of the bill say it's overly broad and would possibly banish some released convicts from their hometowns.
  • CA: Massive State Bond Possible ($50 Billion)

    11/14/2005 7:06:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 703+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/14/05 | Evan Halper
    SACRAMENTO — Coming off a losing campaign to curb state spending, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is promoting a statewide public works program that may be financed by a bond sale so large it would dwarf previous state borrowings. The governor hopes to join with Democratic leaders and businesses to address Californians' growing frustration with clogged roadways, polluted water, hospital shortages, overcrowded schools ... Schwarzenegger is seizing an issue with wide bipartisan support in an effort to restore his image as a moderate, although his plan threatens to cause tension with some conservative allies who have long warned against more government borrowing....
  • Death Sentence Possible For US Soldier

    11/01/2005 5:22:02 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 631+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-2-2005 | Diana Ellis
    Death Sentence Possible for U.S. Soldier Wednesday November 2, 2005 1:01 AM AP Photo WXS101 By DIANA ELIAS The Guardian (UK) Associated Press Writer CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (AP) - A U.S. soldier could face the death penalty after an Army probe recommended Tuesday he be court-martialed in the Iraq war's first case of alleged ``fragging,'' slang for the murder of superior officers. Staff Sgt. Alberto B. Martinez of Troy, N.Y., had a ``personal vendetta'' against one of two higher-ranked officers who died in an explosion June 7 on a U.S. base near Tikrit, north of Baghdad, military investigator Col. Patrick...
  • Possible cover-up a focus in Plame case (Leaks Galore Alert)

    10/21/2005 1:50:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 2,181+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/21/05 | Adam Entous
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a decision on indictments expected next week, prosecutors investigating the outing of a covert CIA operative are focusing on whether top White House aides tried to conceal their involvement from investigators, lawyers involved in the case said on Friday. The Department of Justice opened a special Web site for special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald,, and the leak investigation in what lawyers said was a sign indictments were likely. Karl Rove, President George W. Bush's top political adviser, and Lewis Libby, who is chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, are at the center of Fitzgerald's...
  • Mission Possible: Support the Troops (A man with a Mission)

    08/19/2005 6:03:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 319+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Aug 19, 2005 | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2005 – Phil Randazzo is man on a mission to support American servicemembers. And he's carrying out this quest in a variety of ways. For instance, he recently appeared on Fox News where he presented a $20,900 check to the Wounded Warrior Project, and he has partnered with the U-Haul company to raise $260,000 more for the group. WWP assists wounded servicemembers with their return to civilian life. "It's critical that we support these guys," Randazzo said. Randazzo has been actively involved in supporting the troops for more than two years. Shortly after the start of the...
  • Possible '08 Contender Biden Writing Book

    07/28/2005 4:34:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 763+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/28/05 | AP
    NEW YORK - Sen. Joseph Biden (news, bio, voting record), the Delaware Democrat who has already expressed interest in running for president in 2008, has taken another step that signals a White House candidacy: He's writing a book. "Biden, in writing his first book, will tell the story of his remarkable 30-year career in the United States Senate — from journeyman days as a 29-year old Senator too young to be sworn in, to his rise to become one of the most powerful Democrats," publisher Random House said Thursday in a statement. Biden's planned book follows in the tradition of...
  • Internal Revenue Service probing possible data security breaches

    06/24/2005 2:15:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 358+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/24/05 | Caroline Drees
    IRS probing possible data security breaches By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent 32 minutes ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Internal Revenue Service is investigating whether unauthorized people gained access to sensitive taxpayer and bank account information but has not yet exposed any privacy breaches, an official said on Friday. The U.S. tax agency -- whose databases include suspicious activity reports from banks about possible terrorist or criminal transactions -- launched the probe after the Government Accountability Office said in April that the IRS "routinely permitted excessive access" to the computer files. The GAO team was able to tap into the data...
  • Romney Considers Republican Presidential Bid, Attacked on Abortion ( Howard Dean!)

    06/21/2005 5:25:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 454+ views
    Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney says he is considering a possible bid for the Republican nomination for president in 2008. Meanwhile, Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean is criticizing him by saying he has flip-flopped his position on abortion for political gain. "If someone said, well, you know, the governor's testing the national waters, that's a fair characterization," Romney said. "But I'm planning on running for governor. Time will tell, I'll make a final decision and an announcement in the fall, and we'll go from there." He spoke with the Associated Press about his speaking trips to states that lead off the...
  • Senators Mentioned As Possible Justices

    06/11/2005 10:17:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 1,197+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/11/05 | Jesse J. Holland - AP
    WASHINGTON - If there is a Supreme Court vacancy this summer, President Bush may look no farther than the Capitol for a member of Congress who can be confirmed quickly. Past presidents have done it, more than two dozen times. While admittedly long shots, GOP Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona and John Cornyn of Texas are being talked up by some conservatives as possible nominees for the high court. Seen as most likely to step down is Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who at 80 is fighting cancer. Retirement also might be attractive option for Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, 75, and...
  • Possible Ice Volcano Found on Saturn Moon (Titan)

    06/08/2005 6:57:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 743+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/8/05 | Alicia Chang - AP
    LOS ANGELES - The international Cassini spacecraft has spotted what appears to be an ice volcano on Saturn's planet-size moon, a finding that may help explain the source of Titan's thick atmosphere. Infrared images snapped by the orbiting Cassini reveal a 20-mile-wide dome that appears to be a cryovolcano, a volcanic-like vent that spews forth ice instead of lava. Scientists theorize the volcano at one time spat out icy plumes that released methane into Titan's atmosphere. The findings appear in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature. Titan is the only moon in the solar system that has a significant atmosphere...
  • Koreans protest possible job cuts at U.S. bases (Riot police alerted - over 1000 jobs - maybe)

    05/13/2005 10:25:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 817+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 5/14/05 | T.D. Flack, Seth Robson
    Koreans protest possible job cuts at U.S. bases By T.D. Flack and Seth Robson, Stars and Stripes Pacific edition, Saturday, May 14, 2005 T.D. Flack / S&S South Koreans riot police watch South Koreans who work on U.S. military bases in the Seoul area stage a protest Thursday near Yongsan Garrison. Seth Robson / S&S South Korean base workers protest near Uijongbu train station on Thursday. T.D. Flack / S&S South Koreans who work on U.S. military bases gather near Yongsan Garrison to protest U.S. Forces Korea's announcement that it might cut up to 1,000 jobs. T.D. Flack / S&S...
  • Why Is Washington Coddling Murderous Hamas?-(if they win coming elections, they'll be "legitimate!")

    05/04/2005 7:55:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 272+ views
    The Bush administration's push for quick democracy in the Middle East has an increasingly clear implication: if Islamist organizations such as Hamas are to be likely electoral winners, Western powers should stop classifying them as terrorists and instead come to terms with them. This conclusion follows from such efforts as those led by Alastair Crooke and his Conflicts Forum; the European Union's exploration of opening a dialogue with the Islamists; and an astonishing statement in which the White House spokesman referred to Hamas members as "business professionals." Before this whitewashing of Hamas proceeds too far ahead, it bears noting that...
  • CA: Major shift possible in century-old wildfire suppression policy

    03/07/2005 8:18:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 637+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 3/7/05 | AP
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A major shift in the century-old policy for suppressing the wildfire danger in Southern California's national forests could be coming this summer. Unchecked growth has left the region's woodlands dangerously overgrown and the new plans will be part legacy of 2003's deadly firestorms, part science and part popular opinion. U.S. Forest Service planners have worked three years on the new management guidelines and they are now poring over nearly 11,000 separate concerns contained in more than 3,000 letters and e-mails sent in response to an initial draft released last year. Plans for the San Bernardino, Cleveland, Los...
  • CA: Drawing new districts for 2006 not possible, some experts say

    03/03/2005 6:35:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 209+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 3/3/05 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has run out of time in his bid to redraw California's legislative and congressional districts for the 2006 elections, even some supporters of his effort say. "The governor's office just dilly dallied around for too long," said Tony Quinn, a former adviser to Assembly Republicans on redistricting. "You can't do it when there's not enough time." The Republican governor is pushing both a legislative constitutional amendment and a ballot initiative that would take away the Legislature's power to draw the districts and give that duty to a panel of retired judges. Both measures would require...
  • "Dangerous" global warming possible by 2026-WWF(convention does not define "dangerous")

    01/29/2005 9:18:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies · 782+ views ^ | 1/30/05 | Alister Doyle
    "Dangerous" global warming possible by 2026-WWF 30 Jan 2005 00:01:26 GMT Source: Reuters By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, Jan 30 (Reuters) - World temperatures could surge in just two decades to a threshold likely to trigger dangerous disruptions to the earth's climate, the WWF environmental group said on Sunday. It said the Arctic region was warming fastest, threatening the livelihoods of indigenous hunters by thawing the polar ice-cap and driving species like polar bears towards extinction by the end of the century. "If nothing is done, the earth will have warmed by 2.0 Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels...
  • Bush Prepares for Possible GPS Shutdown

    12/16/2004 7:04:56 AM PST · by crushelits · 72 replies · 1,671+ views ^ | Thursday, December 16, 2004 | Ted Bridis
    WASHINGTON - President Bush has ordered plans for temporarily disabling the U.S. network of global positioning satellites during a national crisis to prevent terrorists from using the navigational technology, the White House said Wednesday. Any shutdown of the network inside the United States would come under only the most remarkable circumstances, said a Bush administration official who spoke to a small group of reporters at the White House on condition of anonymity. The GPS system is vital to commercial aviation and marine shipping. The president also instructed the Defense Department to develop plans to disable, in certain areas, an enemy's...

    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!
  • And the Nominees Are - The Short List 10...

    11/16/2004 11:33:09 AM PST · by crushelits · 16 replies · 925+ views ^ | Monday, November 15 | Melanie Kirkpatrick
    Here's a short list of who might be on deck for the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is shaping up as the first defining issue of a second Bush term--and that's before there's a nominee or even an opening. Consider the gauntlet thrown down last week by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist at the Federalist Society's annual conference. Speaking of Democrats' unprecedented filibuster of 10 appeals-court nominees, Sen. Frist announced his intention to go "nuclear" if they try the same tactic again. Under the "nuclear option," Senate rules would be reinterpreted so that 51 votes, not a supermajority of 60,...
  • North Carolina's flu disaster plan (possible worldwide pandemic, 1 million effected, 5000 deaths)

    10/05/2004 2:07:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 625+ views
    News 14 ^ | 10/05/04
    N.C.'s flu disaster plan 10/5/2004 3:45 PM By: News 14 Carolina Staff The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has a flu disaster plan. Officials are preparing to respond to a possible worldwide flu pandemic. A pandemic is illness and death worldwide, caused by a resistant flu strain. Researchers are working on developing vaccines. Health officials said people can help by getting their flu shot and limiting travel during a flu epidemic. North Carolina predicts a pandemic would cost an estimated one million doctor visits, 22,000 hospitalizations and almost 5,000 deaths.