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  • How will GOP solve fiscal cliff riddle?

    11/08/2012 9:02:58 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/8/12 11:09 PM EST | By STEVEN SLOAN and KELSEY SNELL
    Republicans know they’re going to have to budge on revenues in the looming debt and spending debate. The question is when to blink. The problem: Revenue increases, which could solve the fiscal cliff riddle this fall, are also their best bargaining chip for an even bigger fight to overhaul the Tax Code expected next year. GOP lawmakers — especially those on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee — say tax increases should happen only as part of a fundamental Tax Code rewrite that also lowers marginal tax rates, a policy dream that won’t be realized until next year at the...
  • A Prediction On What Hillary Clinton Will Be Next Halloween

    03/22/2012 4:26:06 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-22-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Answer is in the dot of the "?"
  • Riddle in a pocket? FBI asks public to help break a code found on murdered man in 1999

    04/05/2011 1:43:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 4/5/11 | JESSE J. HOLLAND , Associated Press
    A lifelong fan of codes, Ricky McCormick wrote out two pages of letters, numbers and symbols and stuck them in his pocket. His body was found in a Missouri cornfield in the summer of 1999, those two sheets of paper still in his pants. ALPONTE GLSE - SE ERTE, one line read. Is that a coded plea for help? A reminder to pick up the laundry from the cleaners? The beginnings of a commentary on the weather in St. Louis? If you know, the FBI's top code-breaking unit wants your help in breaking McCormick's code — one that has baffled...
  • Cool gas answers riddle of galaxy growth (possibly solving the mystery of galactic proportions)

    10/13/2010 7:57:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/13/10 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) – European astrophysicists said on Wednesday they could settle a mystery about how galaxies crank up in size, developing from proto-structures in the early Universe to the billion-star behemoths of today. Analysis of ancient light, known as redshift, indicates that the first galaxies were formed nearly 13 billion years ago, about a billion years after the "Big Bang" that created the Universe. They then dramatically fattened up to become the giant systems we see today, and the question is why. Until now, many experts believed that galaxies increased in size by colliding with others, in the same way...
  • Political Aide Gets 37 Months For Bribery (Sam Riddle more than 'bag man' for felon Monica Conyers)

    10/12/2010 7:32:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Officialwire ^ | 10/08/10
    Political Aide Gets 37 Months For BriberyPublished on October 08, 2010 by NewsDesk - iWireNews ™ (iWireNews ™ and OfficialWire) DETROIT, MI Detroit political consultant Sam Riddle, sentenced to 37 months in prison for bribery and extortion, vowed to return to politics when he is released. "You can shackle my arms, you can shackle my feet, but you can't shackle my soul," Riddle, 64, said in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He vowed to teach the next generation of politicians and aides to avoid his mistakes. "I learned this the hard way: If you sniff it...
  • 'Cursus' Is Older Than Stonehenge: Archeologists Step Closer To Solving Ancient Monument Riddle

    06/10/2008 10:45:44 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 201+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-10-2008 | University of Manchester.
    'Cursus' Is Older Than Stonehenge: Archeologists Step Closer To Solving Ancient Monument Riddle ScienceDaily (Jun. 10, 2008) — A team led by University of Manchester archaeologist Professor Julian Thomas has dated the Greater Stonehenge Cursus at about 3,500 years BC – 500 years older than the circle itself.The recently discovered antler pick used to dig the Cursus. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of Manchester) They were able to pinpoint its age after discovering an antler pick used to dig the Cursus – the most significant find since it was discovered in 1723 by antiquarian William Stukeley. When the pick was...
  • Riddle Of The Jade Jewels Reveals Vast Trade Arena

    01/03/2008 7:47:02 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 112+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-2-2008 | Australian National University.
    Riddle Of The Jade Jewels Reveals Vast Trade Arena ScienceDaily (Jan. 2, 2008) — Analysing the origins of jade used in ancient jewellery has revealed a trading arena that was active for more than 3,000 years and sprawled over 3,000km in Southeast Asia – possibly the largest such network discovered in the region to date. An international research team led by archaeologists from The Australian National University used electron probe microanalysis to examine jade earrings excavated from sites all over Southeast Asia, and were able to pinpoint the origin of the precious stone to a source in Taiwan. “People have...
  • Solve For X, Y, and Geek

    01/11/2007 4:30:09 PM PST · by occu77 · 266+ views
    The Missal ^ | 1/11/07 | Jack
    Every so often I will present seemingly insoluble problems for the reader to consider and attempt to answer. You are limited in your devising of an acceptable answer only by the boundaries of your imagination, intelligence, intellect, education, and wisdom. Then again your possession of the boundaries of these things may also provide the very substance of your inability to solve these riddles. These riddles are part of a series of problems designed to train Investigators and Intel Analysts in the skills of close observation, deduction, induction, and problem solving, among other things. Enjoy, and resolve. And if you can’t...
  • Riddle Of Infectious Dog Cancer Solved

    08/10/2006 3:30:24 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 607+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 8-10-2006 | Andy Coghlan
    Riddle of infectious dog cancer solved 15:39 10 August 2006 NewScientist.com news service Andy Coghlan A mysterious contagious cancer which plagues dogs throughout the world may be the first truly transmittable cancer known, a new study suggests. The cancer cells themselves move directly from dog to dog, acting “parasitically” on each infected animal, the researchers say. Canine transmissible venereal tumour (CTVT) spreads between dogs through sex or other forms of contact, such as licking and biting, they believe. The same cancer appears to infect dogs throughout the world and probably originated from a cancer in a single wolf, or a...
  • Big Boys' Toys End Riddle Of The UFOs (SOCAL)

    03/21/2006 5:06:47 PM PST · by blam · 71 replies · 3,414+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-21-2006 | Catherine Elsworth
    Big boys' toys end riddle of the UFOs By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles (Filed: 21/03/2006) A spate of flying saucer sightings that alarmed residents of Orange County, California, and attracted attention from UFO researchers worldwide have been traced to the garages of a local heart surgeon and engineer. For the past few months, police have been logging reports of mysterious discs hovering and weaving over Aliso Viejo and nearby towns. In one sighting, recorded on a UFO research website, a witness reported seeing four craft studded with bright blue lights "dance around one another in the night sky". But...
  • BBC History Team Solves Riddle Of Llywelyn

    02/05/2006 3:21:23 PM PST · by blam · 39 replies · 1,707+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-31-2006 | Ben Fenton
    BBC history team solves riddle of Llywelyn By Ben Fenton (Filed: 31/01/2006) One of the last great mysteries of the history of the independent Welsh nation was apparently solved yesterday by a group of English historians working for the BBC. For centuries, people living in and around the chicken farm called Pen y Bryn on top of a hill overlooking the Menai Straits in Caernarvonshire have been convinced that it is a royal place. More than that, they all firmly believed that the 36-acre farm was the last remnant of the palace of Llywelyn, the first and last prince of...
  • Australian In Bosnia Pyramid Riddle

    01/20/2006 3:11:01 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies · 773+ views
    The Age ^ | 1-20-2006
    Australian in Bosnia pyramid riddle January 20, 2006 - 7:39AM Australian archaeologist Royce Richards is among a team preparing to look for the truth behind a theory that Bosnia-Herzegovina has an ancient pyramid. Archaeologists from Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Austria, and Slovenia will begin excavation work in April on the Visocica hill, 32 kilometres north-west of Sarajevo. The hill is quite symmetrical, and the theory that it was once a pyramid is supported by preliminary investigations. If true, it would rewrite world history, putting Europe alongside South America and of course Egypt as homes of ancient pyramids. Bosnian Semir Osmanagic put...
  • Anyone else working their way through the riddles on notpron?

    08/03/2005 8:30:39 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 23 replies · 4,885+ views
    not pr0n ^ | Aug 03, 2005 | Me
    This website contains a series of riddles that get more difficult with each level. It starts at [level one] with over a hundred levels in all. I'm currently at level 6. Regardless of its title, there's nothing objectionable on the site as far as I know.
  • I Have Solved The Riddle Of The Sphinx, Says Frenchman

    12/13/2004 5:36:33 PM PST · by blam · 128 replies · 5,596+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-14-2004 | Nic Fleming
    I have solved riddle of the Sphinx, says Frenchman By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent (Filed: 14/12/2004) Archaeologists, who are able to tell us who built the pyramids of Ancient Egypt, have puzzled over the riddle of the Sphinx for generations. The identity of the ruler who ordered the building of the 65ft high, 260ft long limestone half-human statue that has guarded the Giza Plateau for 4,500 years has been lost in the sands of time. Workers on the Sphinx in a television reconstruction Now, following a 20-year re-examination of historical records and uncovering new evidence, Vassil Dobrev, a French Egyptologist,...
  • Marine Who Had Disappeared Returns to U.S. for Questioning

    07/15/2004 9:43:26 PM PDT · by Bobby777 · 40 replies · 662+ views
    New York Times.Com ^ | Published: July 16, 2004 | BY JOHN FILES
    QUANTICO, Va., July 15 - An American marine who turned up in Beirut last week after vanishing in Iraq was returned to the United States on Thursday for questioning and a "repatriation process" to assess his physical and mental condition, Marine Corps officials said. The marine, Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, arrived at Quantico Marine Corps base in Virginia from Germany, where he had undergone six days of evaluation in a military hospital, "in good condition and in good spirits," said Lt. Col. David Lapan, a spokesman for the Second Marine Expeditionary Force. Colonel Lapan said that Quantico, 35 miles south...
  • Caves Hold Clue To The Riddle Of The Three Hares

    07/03/2004 2:43:19 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 3,615+ views
    Caves hold clue to the riddle of the three hares (Filed: 03/07/2004) A research team led by a British archaeologist is to travel to China in search of the origins and meaning of a mysterious ancient symbol identified in sacred sites across Britain, Europe, and the Middle and Far East. Striking depictions of three hares joined at the ears have been found in roof bosses of medieval parish churches in Devon, 13th century Mongol metal work from Iran and cave temples from the Chinese Sui dynasty of 589-618. Academics are intrigued at the motif's apparent prominence in Christian, Islamic and...
  • DFU SONG: Windmills of My Mind (inside John Kerry's mind)

    03/09/2004 8:13:14 PM PST · by doug from upland · 5 replies · 389+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 3-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    http://www.glyndas.com/midipage3.asp MIDI - WINDMILLS OF MY MIND He's a riddle in a mys'try...in enigma he is wrapped As John Kerry does a flip-flop...he is handing us such crap If he told the KoolAid drinkers...that he has a lead balloon They'd believe him if he said that...he could fly it to the moon There's a call for body armor...he has moaned and he has whined But he voted nay on funding...check the record and you'll find Let us use John Kerry's words...he is F'd up in the mind He says that we need more intel...but he'd gut the CIA Then he...
  • Prehistoric Row Erupts Over Hunter-Gatherer Riddle

    02/20/2004 12:04:12 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 357+ views
    The Age ^ | 2-19-2004
    Prehistoric row erupts over hunter-gatherer riddle February 19, 2004 - 12:22PM A team of Australian archaeologists have sparked an academic row by claiming to have solved the riddle of a missing 1,000 years in human prehistory. The scientists from Melbourne's La Trobe University have found remnants of grains on the shore of the Dead Sea in Jordan that they believe help fill the 1,000-year gap in our knowledge of man's transition from nomad to farmer. But not everyone agrees, and the Australian team is now muscling up for an academic arm wrestle next month with the exponents of different theories...
  • Ancient Corncobs Unlock Riddle

    10/14/2003 3:41:39 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 302+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constipation ^ | 10-14-2003 | Mike Toner
    Ancient corncobs unlock riddle By MIKE TONER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Prehistoric populations in the American Southwest transported corn over long distances -- and used networks of "farm to market" roads that enabled them to support large cities in areas that were unsuitable for agriculture. New studies of ancient corncobs show that large urban complexes like Chaco Canyon that thrived a thousand years ago in New Mexico imported corn from fertile farmlands that were 50 miles or more from major population centers. Archaeologists have long wondered how the sophisticated Chaco civilization, which built huge multistory dwellings in the high desert of...
  • Riddle Of 'Baghdad's Batteries'

    02/27/2003 3:53:20 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 443+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-27-2003 | Arran Frood
    Riddle of 'Baghdad's batteries' Arran Frood investigates what could have been the very first batteries and how these important archaeological and technological artefacts are now at risk from the impending war in Iraq. I don't think anyone can say for sure what they were used for, but they may have been batteries because they do work Dr Marjorie Senechal War can destroy more than a people, an army or a leader. Culture, tradition and history also lie in the firing line. Iraq has a rich national heritage. The Garden of Eden and the Tower of Babel are said to have...
  • Riddle--Hidden Books of the Bible

    06/23/2002 11:45:24 AM PDT · by Coleus · 165 replies · 2,917+ views
    6.23.02 | Unknown
    Can you find the 16 Books of the Bible hidden in the paragraph below? (One minister found 15 books in 20 minutes, but it took him weeks to find the last one.) I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu; kept people looking so hard for the facts….and for others it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized. But the truth finally struck home to numbers of our readers. To others it was a real job. We want it to be...