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  • Report: New evidence of rising 'Obamacare' premiums (an average of 11 percent next year)

    06/15/2016 9:32:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 6/15/16 | Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums for popular low-cost medical plans under the federal health care law are expected to go up an average of 11 percent next year, said a study that reinforced reports of sharp increases around the country in election season. For consumers, the impact will depend on whether they get government subsidies for their premiums, as well as on their own willingness to switch plans to keep the increases more manageable, said the analysis released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.
  • A rising Islamic world: We are coming for you!

    01/15/2015 6:45:22 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 21 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 15, 2015
    "An awakening and rising Islamic world — a more militant faith than Christianity or secularism — is saying to the West: We want you out of our part of the world, and we are coming to your part of the world, and you cannot stop us." - Pat Buchanan. See here. There are still some, including sadly many within the Church such as Bishop Robert McManus, who believe that the Church and the West can "dialogue" with Islam, which is a manifestation of Antichrist. Apparently the message of 9/11 was lost on such people. The date of this heinous and...
  • Greenhouse gas levels rising at fastest rate since 1984 (according to new WMO figures)

    09/08/2014 7:17:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/8/14 | Matt McGrath
    A surge in atmospheric CO2 saw levels of greenhouse gases reach record levels in 2013, according to new figures. Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere between 2012 and 2013 grew at their fastest rate since 1984. The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says that it highlights the need for a global climate treaty. But the UK's energy secretary Ed Davey said that any such agreement might not contain legally binding emissions cuts, as has been previously envisaged. The WMO's annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin doesn't measure emissions from power station smokestacks but instead records how much of the warming gases remain...
  • Magma rising in Washington state's Mount St. Helens volcano: USGS (NO eruption imminent)

    05/02/2014 9:14:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/1/14 | Eric M. Johnson - Reuters
    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Magma levels are slowly rebuilding inside Mount St. Helens, a volcano in Washington state that erupted in 1980 and killed 57 people, although there was no sign of an impending eruption, U.S. scientists said. ... "The magma reservoir beneath Mount St. Helens has been slowly re-pressurizing since 2008," the U.S. Geological Survey said in a statement on Wednesday. "It is likely that re-pressurization is caused by (the) arrival of a small amount of additional magma 4 to 8 km (2.5 to 5 miles) beneath the surface." The USGS said this is to be expected with an active...
  • Gingrich Rising 'On the Record,' Part 1 (& Part 2)

    Gingrich Rising 'On the Record,' Pt. 1 Surging GOP frontrunner on Pelosi's threats, White House race polls, Obama's speech and more
  • States rising up to fight Obama land grab: Alaska, Utah file suit

    05/04/2011 1:06:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 5/4/11 | Michelle Malkin
    It happened with immigration. It happened with health care. And now, thank goodness, it is happening with the Obama land grabs. States are rising up to challenge federal abuses. More power to them. I’ve been reporting on the stealth Obama land and ocean grabs for the past year now. Quick review: Last August, I told you about the “Great Outdoors Initiative” to lock up more open spaces through executive order. This came on top on top of a separate, property-usurping initiative exposed by GOP Rep. Robert Bishop and Sen. Jim DeMint earlier this spring. According to an internal, 21-page Obama...
  • Silver?! WTH?

    04/15/2011 1:53:26 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 55 replies
    Me ^ | 4/15/2011 | me
    What is going on with silver? When I bought at $17 I was told I was nuts. I have read that $80 or more is not out of the question. Should I buy more? I ain't selling because nowhere do I see that the dollar will be strengthening anytime soon.
  • Rising gas prices pushes wholesale costs higher

    04/14/2011 3:49:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/14/11 | Christopher S. Rugaber
    Washington - A spike in the cost of gasoline pushed wholesale prices higher in March, a trend that could limit consumer spending in the coming months. Still, most economists don't expect that will lead to widespread inflation because businesses are wary of raising prices when most people aren't getting significant pay increases. (Snip) Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, said the economy is seeing "a blip" in inflation because of the rise in gas prices, as well as higher foods costs. But "it is just very hard for the broader economy to hold price increases for very long when
  • Greenland Rising Rapidly as Ice Melts

    05/18/2010 2:24:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 1,223+ views
    The ice is melting so fast in Greenland that the giant island is rising noticeably as the weight is lifted. In some spots, the land is rising 1 inch per year. A vast ice cap covers much of Greenland, in some places up to 1.2 miles (2 km) thick. The ice, in place for eons, presses down the land, making the elevation at any given point lower than it would be sans ice. Scientists have documented on Greenland and elsewhere that when longstanding ice melts away, the land rebounds. Even the European Alps are rising as glaciers melt. Now, scientists...
  • Canadian Jews Concerned over Rising Anti-Semitism

    03/02/2010 9:25:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 424+ views
    INN ^ | 3/2/10 | Gil Ronen
    ( B'nai Brith Canada's annual audit on anti-Semitic incidents reported 1,264 such incidents in 2009, representing an 11.4% increase over 2008, and a more than five-fold increase in incidents over the past decade. There were 884 cases of harassment, 348 of vandalism. Incidents of violence doubled from last year, to 32. In addition, a survey of the Jewish community commissioned by B'nai Brith shows Canadian Jews deeply concerned about the rising influence of radical Islamism – an ideology that paints Jews as the enemy – and security threats to Jewish schools and houses of worship. Anti-Israel campaigns on campus, such...
  • FBI: Hate crimes rising in US

    11/23/2009 2:17:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 792+ views ^ | 11/23/09 | US News
    Washington - The number of hate crimes in the United States climbed slightly in 2008, while anti-gay or religion-motivated attacks surged markedly, according to new government data Monda
  • W Australia sea level rising fast

    11/10/2009 2:27:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 1,546+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11/10/09 | Phil Mercer
    New figures have revealed that sea levels along the coast of Western Australia are rising at a rate double that of the world average. Statistics from Australia's National Tidal Centre show levels have increased by 8.6mm a year off the coast of the state capital Perth. That compares to a global average of just over 3mm. Scientists have said that man-made climate change has played a significant role in the rise. Climatologists have said that a combination of natural variability and man-made pollution have caused sea levels to rise around the world. Double trouble For much of the past century...

    09/30/2009 5:22:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 373 replies · 4,905+ views
    ENTER IN BEFORE THIS BEGINS ! ! ! free republic | Jedediah Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:05:49 PM by Jedediah Waters of the earth are about to rise , Some shall meet their maker and their demise , Those that before " Me " have turned and shut their eyes , Yet to my flock , my children I Shall reveal , The opening of a seal , A promise told of long ago , Yet even before I open it now you shall know , Because you daily inquire of ME , Just as David and Zadok...
  • Disapproval of Obama On Sharp Rise

    06/05/2009 9:21:06 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 26 replies · 1,400+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-05-09 | Mike's America
    Date Night spending, GM's Union bailout, Sotomayor nomination and Obama's hubris may be catching up with him!The Rasmussen polling graph for Friday: In the comments section at Mike's America I've been keeping a semi-regular update on this chart and wondering how long it will be before the lines cross and the disapproval line is higher than the approval. We may be on the threshold of that moment. (Excerpt) Read more at ...
  • Rising Unemployment Rate Undermines Obama's Goal to Create 3.5M Jobs

    05/10/2009 5:01:35 AM PDT · by Son House · 25 replies · 905+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | May 09, 2009 | FOXNEWS
    President Obama has vowed to create 3.5 million jobs by 2010. To reach his 3.5 million-jobs goal, Obama needs at least 138.6 million people employed by next year, leaving him with a job deficit of nearly 6.2 million jobs, according to the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. "Policies like higher tax rates on small businesses, sustained massive budget deficits, doubling the national debt (and the consequent upward pressure on interest rates) and the building threats of government meddling in companies are eroding the foundations of the economy today and for the future," he said. The White House did not...
  • Will Farrakhan pray at Obama's inauguration?

    11/05/2008 8:38:37 AM PST · by FTL · 21 replies · 911+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 22, 2008 | Les Kinsolving
    .....who else other than that religious leader that Obama pastor Wright has, in writing, applauded for: "depth of analysis when it comes to the racial ills of this nation" and for "his integrity and honesty" and for being "an unforgettable force, a catalyst for change and a religious leader who is sincere about his faith and his purpose."...........
  • Kiribati likely doomed by climate change: president

    06/05/2008 8:29:44 PM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 23 replies · 139+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Jun 5, 2008 | Breitbart
    The president of the low-lying Pacific atoll nation of Kiribati said Thursday his country may already be doomed because of climate change. President Anote Tong said communities had already been resettled and crops destroyed by seawater in some parts of the country, made up of 33 coral atolls straddling the equator. Although scientists are still debating the extent of rising sea levels and their cause, Tong told a press conference marking World Environment Day that changes were obvious in his country of 92,000 people. "I am not a scientist but what I know is that things are happening we did...
  • Rising Food Prices 'A Silent Tsunami'

    04/22/2008 10:35:50 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 175+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-22-2008 | Rosa Prince
    Rising food prices 'a silent tsunami' By Rosa Prince, Political Correspondent Last Updated: 1:12pm BST 22/04/2008 Rising food prices are a "silent tsunami" which threaten to be as devastating as the worst natural disasters, an international conference has been warned. Josette Sheeran, of the World Food Programme told Gordon Brown and other political and business leaders that the international community needed to respond as effectively to the hunger crisis as it did to the 2004 tsunami which killed 250,000 and left 10 million destitute. "This is the new face of hunger - the millions of people who were not in...
  • Ghetto rising in Tel-Aviv

    03/07/2008 1:35:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies · 351+ views ^ | March 7, 2008 | Amir Mizroch
    The area between the old and new bus stations in south Tel-Aviv is on its way to becoming a ghetto made up of African refugees living in the most squalid of conditions and turning the already run-down area into a time bomb the municipality can no longer ignore. The few blocks adjacent to the new bus terminal are crawling with close to a thousand African refugees, with the lucky ones crammed into 8 dilapidated bomb-shelters while hundreds more sleep out in Lewinsky Park bordering Lewinsky, Har Zion, Levander, Matalon and Golomb streets. The area is already home to about 40,000...
  • Oil prices to keep rising as demand grows

    11/25/2007 2:51:23 AM PST · by familyop · 62 replies · 331+ views
    ABC News (Australia) ^ | 25NOV07 | ABC News
    With world oil prices nearly touching $100 a barrel in the past week, we are living through the third great energy shock of the post-war era. But this time, demand from India and China means that prices are unlikely ever to go down again. Since 2004, oil prices have risen on a scale similar to that of the first oil shock at the start of the 1970s, and double that of the second oil shock at the end of the 70s. China's oil consumption has doubled over the past decade and India's has increased by two thirds. A new Australian...
  • SHABAK: Terror Incident Rate Rising (Israel)

    08/26/2007 9:39:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 282+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Aug 26, 2007 | staff
    ( Hamas's leadership abroad has instructed the terror group's Gaza activists to carry out suicide attacks against Israel, the Deputy Chief of SHABAK (the General Security Service) told the government Sunday. The deputy, identified only as by the initial Y., told ministers that since the Disengagement, 40 tons of explosives had been transferred into Gaza. Lately, 150 RPG rockets were smuggled in from Egypt. He also noted that there has been a rise in terror incidents lately: Last week there were 56 incidents of shooting and rocket fire, but the week before that only had 43 such events.
  • Report: Risk of nuclear warfare rising

    06/11/2007 1:55:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1,209+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/11/07 | Karl Ritter - ap
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden - The world's top military powers are gradually dismantling their stockpiles of nuclear arms, but all are developing new missiles and warheads with smaller yields that could increase the risk of atomic warfare, a Swedish research institute said Monday. In its annual report on military forces around the globe, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute also said the rising number of nations with nuclear weapons is raising the risk such arms could be used. "The concern is that countries are starting to see these weapons as useable, whereas during the Cold War they were seen as a deterrent,"...
  • Blood pressure rising around the globe (~1 Billion affected, numbers climbing worldwide)

    05/14/2007 1:26:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 218+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/14/07 | Lauran Neergaard - ap
    WASHINGTON - The numbers are a shock: Almost 1 billion people worldwide have high blood pressure, and over half a billion more will harbor this silent killer by 2025. It's not just a problem for the ever-fattening Western world. Even in parts of Africa, high blood pressure is becoming common. That translates into millions of deaths from heart disease alone. Yet hypertension doesn't command the attention of, say, bird flu, which so far has killed fewer than 200 people. "Hypertension has gone a bit out of fashion," says Dr. Jan Ostergren of Sweden's Karolinska University Hospital, who co-authored a first-of-its-kind...
  • World's motorists hit by rising pump prices [Norwegians pay $7.35, Britons pay $8.37]

    04/20/2007 9:24:20 AM PDT · by bedolido · 28 replies · 878+ views ^ | 4-19-2007 | Caren Firouz
    LONDON (Reuters) - Motorists around the world have been paying more for their gasoline over the past month as falling U.S. stocks of the motor fuel have helped to drive up global oil prices.A woman spills petrol after filling her car at a petrol station in Tehran in this file photo, March 1, 2007. Motorists around the world have been paying more for their gasoline over the past month as falling U.S. stocks of the motor fuel have helped to drive up global oil prices. REUTERS/Caren Firouz
  • The Rising Cost Of Dinner (UK)

    01/09/2007 6:02:25 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 862+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-10-2007 | Amy Iggulden
    The rising cost of missing your dinner By Amy Iggulden Last Updated: 1:47am GMT 10/01/2007 Some of Britain's restaurants are now so expensive that they charge up to £150 per person in cancellation fees. The rise of the celebrity chef restaurant means people are being asked to pay even if they miss their dinner. Gordon Ramsay charges £150 per person if parties of five cancel on the day of their reservation at one of his restaurants. Heston Blumenthal, chef and proprietor at The Fat Duck, in Bray, Berkshire, expects groups of five or six to pay £100 each if they...
  • This One Goes to Thirteen : Why the DOW Isn't Done Rising

    11/03/2006 10:07:13 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 36 replies · 1,030+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | 11/03/2006 | James Cramer (Madman of Wall Street)
    This One Goes to Thirteen Falling oil prices, a halt in interest-rate hikes, and a wave of hedge-fund buying sent the Dow above 12,000. Now they’ll take it higher. By James J. Cramer o ahead, dismiss Dow 12,000. Virtually everyone I know on Wall Street will tell you to do so: “Small-time index, relic of another era, not important to signal a change.” To which I say, “Nonsense.” The Dow is not only the most representative snapshot of the American economy, but the venerable, oft-quoted index is still the one that entices people into the market. The broader averages will...
  • Extremist Islam may be rising in Morocco

    09/29/2006 12:33:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 711+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/29/06 | John Thorne - ap
    RABAT, Morocco - Little would seem to connect a soldier, a shopkeeper, airline pilots' wives and a woman known for helping people in need. But all have been named as suspects in a purported Islamic terrorist plot, suggesting extremism may be leaping Morocco's class divides. In all, Moroccan authorities arrested 56 people last month for allegedly being part of a network that was planning attacks on military and tourist sites in hopes of bringing down the government of this North African monarchy. Since the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States and suicide bombings two years later that killed 33...
  • Rudy Rising : Giullani's 9/11 legacy and 2008 prospects

    09/12/2006 11:06:39 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 52 replies · 1,648+ views
    National Review ^ | 09/12/2006 | Deroy Murdock
    Rudy Rising His 9/11 legacy and 2008 prospects. By Deroy Murdock America’s still-vivid memories of that miserable morning five Septembers ago may be brightened by recollections of former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani’s focused, confident performance on 9/11. The ongoing goodwill his leadership generated may explain why he outpaces his potential rivals for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. Recent polls show Giuliani waxing on the right, regardless of any misgivings conservative GOP voters may have with him on abortion, gay rights, or gun control. Among 432 registered Republicans and pro-GOP independents who CNN and Opinion Research Corp. surveyed from August...
  • Red ink rising: Reform falters as California's new budget slights governor's original agenda

    07/09/2006 8:12:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 364+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/9/06 | Chris Reed
    Arnold Schwarzenegger probably has stunk up his Sacramento smoking tent with more than a few celebratory cigars of late. Nine months ago, after a special election wipeout with few parallels in U.S. history, the governor looked like a political shooting star whose time had quickly come and gone. Nowadays, basking in the on-time passage of a generally lauded state budget and facing a charisma-challenged Democratic opponent with big weaknesses on both taxes and the environment, Schwarzenegger appears on a clear path to re-election. Hold your cheers. The conventional wisdom – sure, he punted on addressing that pesky structural deficit for...
  • Father kills 4 children, self after spousal dispute (2006 US murder totals - 8788 and rising)

    07/08/2006 7:59:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 162 replies · 5,608+ views
    Father kills 4 children, self after spousal disputeAssociated Press Posted on Wed, Jul. 05, 2006 An undated photo provided by the Gustine Police Department shows twins Alyssa Branscum, 5, left, and Taylor Branscum. The twins and their two other siblings were found dead in their Gustine, Calif., home Tuesday, July 4, 2006, officials said. The children apparently died of gunshots to the head, and their father, Trevor Branscum, 38, died of a self-inflicted wound, Mayor Jim Bonta said. Police Sgt. Vince Inaudi said the children appeared to be sleeping when they were shot. The evidence was consistent with a murder-suicide,...
  • Rising Number of Schools Face Penalties

    05/09/2006 4:13:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 461+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/9/06 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON - Falling short of requirements under President Bush's education law, about 1,750 U.S. schools have been ordered into radical "restructuring," subject to mass firings, closure, state takeover or other moves aimed at wiping their slates clean. Many are finding resolutions short of such drastic measures. But there is growing concern that the number of schools in serious trouble under the No Child Left Behind law is rising sharply — up 44 percent over the past year alone — and is expected to swell by thousands in the next few years. Schools make the list by falling short in math...
  • Crude oil rises amid concerns of supply disruption

    05/03/2006 2:18:59 PM PDT · by familyop · 5 replies · 637+ views
    AFP via Business Times ^ | May 4, 2006 | AFP
    LONDON: Crude oil traded above US$74 (US$1 = RM3.61) a barrel before a United Nations hearing on Iran's nuclear programme, amid concern oil supplies will be disrupted from the country. The US, UK and France will ask for the United Nations to demand that Iran halt its uranium enrichment programme. Iran is the world's fourth-largest oil supplier. Iranian authorities "would have their own embargo; they wouldn't send their oil to certain countries," said Deborah White, an analyst with Societe Generale SA. "To cut oil exports will certainly not be their first choice. They need the money." Crude oil for June...
  • Gov't: Effect of Greenhouse Gases Rising

    09/27/2005 4:29:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 422+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/27/05 | Randolph E. Schmid - ap
    WASHINGTON - The effect of greenhouse gases on the Earth's atmosphere has increased 20 percent since 1990, a new government index says. The Annual Greenhouse Gas Index was released Tuesday by the Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory in Boulder, Colo. Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide accumulate in the atmosphere as a result of industrial and other processes. They can help trap solar heat, somewhat like a greenhouse, resulting in a gradual warming of the Earth's atmosphere. The Earth's average temperature increased about 1 degree Fahrenheit during the 20th century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that continuing increases...
  • Rising revenues boost states' budgets - States' Budget Woes Subside for Now

    08/18/2005 9:31:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 307+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/18/05 | David Ammons - AP
    OLYMPIA, Wash. - State tax collectors are unexpectedly busy across America, and many states have built strong reserves that exceed Wall Street's recommendations. Yet lawmakers and governors are worried. A new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures says state budgets are in the best shape in five years, thanks to "robust" tax collections and tough budgeting. Collectively, the states have reserves of 7 percent, almost twice what they projected and well above the 5 percent cushion that Wall Street suggests. But the same report, released Wednesday at the legislative group's convention in Seattle, said the pressure to spend...
  • The Bush Paradox: Why do his fortunes lag as the economy improves?

    06/27/2005 9:42:06 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 494+ views
    THREE YEARS AGO, IN the 2002 election cycle, the economy was sluggish, struggling to emerge from the recession and the dislocations of 9/11. According to most polls, President Bush received solid ratings on his handling of the economy. Today, GDP growth has firmed at 4 percent a year, and several million new jobs have been created since the economy bottomed in the first Bush term. The inflation rate remains low, as have long-term interest rates, including home mortgage rates. President Bush has unfavorable ratings on his handling of the economy, and the trend of recent polls has been down. Whatever...
  • SHARP, POINTY OBJECT CONTROL-(sharp, point-headed reader alert!-no guns, no knives, no defense!)

    05/31/2005 8:58:00 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 593+ views
    Taking a cue from King Louis XIV of France, three Britons are proposing a ban on sharp, pointed kitchen knives. In a British Medical Journal article, the three hospital workers suggest banning pointed kitchen knives. They note that in 1669, to reduce violent crimes committed with knives, Louis passed a law demanding that the tips of all table and street knives be ground smooth. In the United Kingdom, where citizens do not have the right to own, much less carry, firearms, violent crime is increasing. For example, figures from London show a 17.9 percent increase in violent crime from 2003...
  • CA: Rising revenues allow Schwarzenegger to reduce borrowing

    05/12/2005 6:57:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 310+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/12/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state's improving economy is expected to provide Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger with a windfall of several billions dollars next year that could help him close the budget deficit without raising taxes or imposing severe service cuts. But Schwarzenegger, whose revised budget is set for release Friday, is more likely use a large portion of those unanticipated dollars to reduce the amount of borrowing the state will need in 2005-2006, according to administration officials. The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst has estimated that the state would have about $2.2 billion in unexpected income next year. But rumors have been swirling...
  • Reaping What We've Sown - (untapped reservoirs of oil in our own country! Why no exploration?)

    05/01/2005 7:51:43 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 59 replies · 1,937+ views
    DALEY TIMES-POST ^ | May 1, 2005 | Edward L. Daley
    With gas prices higher than ever, and economists speculating that things are only going to get worse before they get better, it's not surprising that average Americans want to know why saying "fill 'er up" at the pumps these days may result in them being forced to sell a kidney on eBay in order to pay for it. While several factors come into play, the current price of crude oil, which is now around $50 a barrel, accounts for roughly half of the total cost of gasoline to consumers. About a quarter of the price we pay can be attributed...
  • Will oil strike $380 a barrel by 2015? - (disturbing report on Al

    04/23/2005 11:48:00 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 55 replies · 1,305+ views
    AL JAZEERA.COM ^ | APRIL 22, 2005 | Adam Porter in Perpignan, France
    A report prepared by energy economists at the French investment bank Ixis-CIB has warned crude oil prices could touch $380 a barrel by 2015. Analysts Patrick Artus and Moncef Kaabi said in the next 10 years demand for oil will outstrip supply by around 8 million barrels per day (mbpd). "If one takes into account the level of previous oil shocks such as in the 1970's, we don't think a price level of $380 per barrel is out of the question," they said. The analysts argued that the shortfall in energy needs would not be made up by alternatives as...
  • Germany's loss

    01/01/2005 8:38:36 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 170+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 1, 2004 | Thomas Lifson
    Germans are fleeing re-united Deutschland, with its high taxes and resulting stagnant economy, for more promising environs overseas, most prominently in the United States and Canada, according to Deutsch Welle. I sympathize, and offer them a hearty "Wilkommen!" I only wish that the United States would reform its immigration policies to stop discriminating against those with financial assets and educational qualifications. Penniless uneducated immigrants can sneak in with few conseuqences. But if you have worked to establish yourself with an educational and career pedigree, and have bank accounts, a stock portfolio, and want to buy real estate, you cannot live...
  • Oceans Rising Faster Near Coasts

    04/26/2004 3:25:38 PM PDT · by blam · 64 replies · 476+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-26-2004 | Jenny Hogan
    Oceans rising faster near coasts 09:45 26 April 04 Satellite measurements of sea levels have uncovered a bizarre effect - the sea seems to be rising faster near the coast than in mid-ocean. Simon Holgate and Philip Woodworth of the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, in Bidston, UK, found this discrepancy using the Topex satellite, launched in 1992. The satellite measures sea level by bouncing microwaves off the ocean and timing the return trip. According to the Topex data, global average sea level rose by 2.8 millimetres a year between 1993 and 2002. This is thought to be a consequence of global...
  • Kerry Raps (President) Bush on Rising Turmoil in Iraq

    04/13/2004 10:08:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 247+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/13/04 | Mike Glover - AP
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) on Tuesday demanded a "specific explanation" from President Bush (news - web sites) about how his prosecution of the war will lead to a shared goal of a stable Iraq (news - web sites). "The last several weeks have made it even clearer to Americans than it was before that this mission is not only not accomplished, it is more challenged than perhaps at any time," Kerry said. Speaking during a fund-raising lunch, Kerry toughened his criticism of Bush, pointing to the president's scheduled news conference Tuesday night...
  • Number of hungry families rising, USDA reports

    10/31/2003 2:04:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 188+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/31/03 | Emily Gersema - AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - About 12 million American families last year worried that they couldn't afford to buy food, and 32 percent of them actually experienced someone going hungry at one time or another, the Agriculture Department said Friday.</p> <p>It was the third year in a row that the department has seen an increase in the number of households experiencing hunger and those worried about having enough money to pay for food.</p>
  • CA: Tensions rising as standoff on budget reaches 3 weeks

    07/23/2003 10:32:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 221+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7/23/03 | Ann E. Marimow
    <p>SACRAMENTO - Gov. Gray Davis' top finance official lashed out at a GOP lawmaker in a fiery finger-pointing confrontation Tuesday after a press conference where Republicans accused Democrats of holding up the budget for political gain, a scene that underscores the rising tension in the Capitol as the standoff passed the three-week mark.</p>
  • Soldiers Battle Storms And Rising Temperatures

    03/13/2003 5:36:55 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 274+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 3-14-2003 | Andrew Buncombe
    Soldiers battle storms and rising temperatures By Andrew Buncombe in Camp Coyote, Kuwait 14 March 2003 British and American troops massing close to the Iraqi border are struggling against dust storms and rising temperatures as the political wrangling over a strike against Saddam Hussein continues. While Washington and London insist their soldiers can fight in all weathers, military planners would prefer to launch a strike before temperatures soar in as little as six weeks. As such, the ideal window of opportunity for action is fast closing. A huge storm ripped through the isolated desert camps about 50 miles north of...
  • Long-Lost Records Confirm Rising Sea Level

    01/22/2003 6:49:13 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 426+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-22-2003 | CSIRO Australia
    Source: CSIRO Australia Date: 2003-01-22 Long-lost Records Confirm Rising Sea Level The discovery of 160 year old records in the archives of the Royal Society, London, has given scientists further evidence that Australian sea levels are rising. Observations taken at Tasmania's Port Arthur convict settlement 160 years ago by an amateur meteorologist have been compared with data from a modern tide gauge. "There is a rate of sea level rise of about 1mm a year, consistent with other Australian observations," says Dr David Pugh, from the UK's Southampton Oceanography Centre. "This is an important result for the Southern Hemisphere, and...
  • Elderly tell Stabenow about their struggle to cope with drug costs

    07/23/2002 10:49:12 AM PDT · by FourPeas · 30 replies · 371+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press (via ^ | Tuesday, July 23, 2002 | Sarah Kellogg and Kyla King
    Elderly tell Stabenow about their struggle to cope with drug costs Tuesday, July 23, 2002By Sarah Kellogg and Kyla KingThe Grand Rapids Press It wasn't too long ago that Willie Price didn't know from month to month how he would pay for the handful of medications that keep him feeling well. Price, a 69-year-old retiree, paid prescription drug costs as high as $700 a month until a local agency helped him enroll in assistance programs. And it still is a struggle for Grand Rapids resident Shirley Malone, who has to decide each month whether she will buy the groceries she...