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  • 'China would be the bank and Russia would be the big gun' in Central Asia

    07/16/2015 8:45:02 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 15, 2015 | Elena Holodny
    We are seeing the emergence of a dual power structure in Central Asia, with China as the dominant economic power and Russia as the big security player. Or, as Alexander Gabuev, senior associate and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, told Foreign Policy: "China would be the bank and Russia would be the big gun." The confluence comes as Moscow shifts its attention toward Asia after being isolating by the West over the war in Ukraine. China, for its part, is seeking to find new countries it can export goods to as...
  • Latest Mad Max:Fury Road Trailer

    05/01/2015 8:44:33 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 62 replies
    Time Warner Pictures ^ | Today | No Author
    Latest trailer from the new Mad Max movie. In theaters May 15th.
  • Truckers road rage waltz

    12/21/2014 10:48:47 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 12 replies ^ | December 20, 2014 | unknown
    It was strangely majestic for a moment.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Road to Zanzibar"(1941)

    05/04/2014 1:17:21 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1941 | Victor Schertzinger
  • Redneck Road Rage / Instant Karma [video]

    03/28/2014 7:22:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 246 replies ^ | 3-26-2014 | Florida Driver
    This happened to me on SR 41 in Tampa on Monday March 24th. This pathetic excuse for a human being tailgated me for about three minutes. After about a minute, and me shaking my head, I pulled out my phone and started recording. I couldn't move over because there were trucks in the right lane, and I sure as heck wasn't going to speed on a rainy day with the roads being as slick as they were. I was turning left in about a half-mile when this happened. Now bear in mind, that this guy had already passed a truck...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Road To Rio"(1947)

    03/02/2014 11:36:45 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Norman Z. McLeod
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Road To Hong Kong" (1962)

    04/21/2013 11:13:31 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1962 | Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
  • Hold on to Your Hats in Poland!

    12/27/2013 7:30:35 AM PST · by albasun · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 27.12.2013
    A strong wind blew away from the road a man in the vicinity of Zakopane. - I thought that flew into the abyss and never will be at gathering - says the daughter of the man.  Just how strong was the element, you can see the video from the camera car is stated by tourists returning from the mountains. - Jesus Maria! Father flew! - We hear on the recording.Read more and watch at
  • Again: Arabs Fly Nazi Flag Near Road

    10/20/2013 10:55:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 10/19/2013, 10:10 PM | Arutz Sheva
    For at least the second time in five months, Arab residents of Beit Umar in the Palestinian Authority (PA) have placed a Nazi flag over a major thoroughfare where Jews pass in their vehicles. Beit Umar is located between Halhoul and the Etzion Bloc, not far from Hevron. Soldiers from the Haruv battalion in Kfir Regiment tried to take down the flag Saturday, but encountered difficulty because it was placed very high up. A similar event took place at Beit Umar in May, when hundreds of residents of Gush Etzion who drove down Highway 60 were astounded to see an...
  • Road Rage Marine

    08/31/2013 2:50:49 AM PDT · by rawhide · 37 replies
    You Tube ^ | April, 2013 | EpicViralz
    Camp Pendleton road rage incident. See link above for video.
  • A state-by-state look at the road to 270 (electoral votes)

    05/28/2012 3:49:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/28/12
    A state-by-state look at the road to 270By The Associated Press – 15 hrs ago An analysis of the state-by-state race to 270 electoral votes, the total needed to win the presidency, and where Democratic President Barack Obama and probable Republican nominee Mitt Romney stand now. The numbers reflect electoral votes: SOLIDLY DEMOCRATIC (186): California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. **SNIP** SOLIDLY REPUBLICAN (159): Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,...
  • On the Road for Romney, 40,000 Miles and Counting

    05/26/2012 9:36:55 AM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/25/2012 | Michael Barbaro
    CLEVELAND — In Florida, a state trooper pulled Jim Wilson off the highway, but instead of issuing a speeding ticket, asked a favor: Could he have a few Romney for President bumper stickers? In Michigan, a woman left a handwritten letter for Mitt Romney on Mr. Wilson’s dashboard, recounting her husband’s trouble finding work. “We pray you can get us out of this mess,” she wrote. And here in Ohio, three young men surrounded Mr. Wilson’s car, repeated a crude anti-Romney chant and broke his driver’s side windshield wiper. The cocoonlike machinery of the modern presidential campaign, with its bulletproof...
  • Russia Has the Wheels; Now it Needs the Roads

    04/11/2012 5:44:56 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 9 replies
    Voice of America ^ | April 10, 2012 | James Brooke
    Russians get perverse pleasure out of taking photos of their bad roads and then posting the pictures on the internet. This year, for the first time, Russia is expected to top Germany as Europe’s largest car market. With car purchases increasing by 20 percent in Russia this year, the Center of Automotive Management predicts that Russians will buy 3.2 million vehicles during 2012, slightly more than Germany. So how are Russia’s roads? According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report, Russia ranks number 125 out of 139 countries on the quality of its highway infrastructure. According to another report,...
  • Oops: White House Sending Joe Biden Off to ‘Road Island’

    02/20/2012 11:55:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies ^ | 2/20/12 | Jammie
    Let’s face it, Greasy Joe probably has no idea where he is most of the time, so the fact he’s heading to Road Island probably doesn’t register with him. Joe Biden‘s camp might be overly-reliant on spell-check. The White House recently announced that the Vice President would be attending campaign events in “Road Island.” The glaring misspelling of the Ocean State showed up in a widely-distributed press release detailing Biden’s upcoming travel plans. After spending the holiday weekend in Wilmington, Del., the VP will make stops on Thursday in Boston, Mass., Manchester, New Hampshire, and finally, Providence, Rhode Island. In...
  • Why Did The Occupier Cross The Road? (People's Cube Humor)

    11/14/2011 11:37:09 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 11-11-11 | Dr. W. S. Palimpsest
    Why did the Occupier cross the road? Because his Mom called and said, “It’s time to come home, honey.” Because ‘Ketchup’ broke her glasses during a fit of righteous crying and had to go to Lynz-Krafterz Because some radicals thought “free love” meant “unsolicited surprise sex” Because three homeless guys were occupying his tent "Help, police..." Because a few "more-equal-than-thous" (aka, Party people) appropriated [sic, smoked up] his stach for the Greater Good -- he had to score another bag of kind bud Because the police car looked like a port-o-john Help me out, comrades! What are some other reasons...
  • N.C. toll road 'transponders' set for high-speed auto-payments (collection booths not needed)

    10/16/2011 2:43:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 72 replies · 1+ views
    News Observer ^ | 10/11/11 | John Murawski
    N.C. toll road 'transponders' set for high-speed auto-paymentsBy John Murawski - The News and Observer Modified Tue, Oct 11, 2011 01:03 PM The N.C. Turnpike Authority began selling electronic devices this morning that will enable drivers pass through the nation's first cash-free toll road without slowing down to deposit coins in a bucket when the first section of the highway opens to the public in December. The turnpike authority's service center in Morrisville had sold 19 of the "transponders" by mid-day Tuesday. The first customers were mostly public officials who lined up at the sales windows as part of a...
  • White supremacist to be executed for 1998 killing

    09/21/2011 10:28:07 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:46 PM on 21st September 2011 | Daniel Miller
    A white supremacist who was sentenced to death for the murder of a black man in an horrific killing that echoed the atrocities of the lynching era is to be executed today. Lawrence Russell Brewer, 44, is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at 6pm for his part in the 1998 killing of James Byrd, Jr in East Texas. Brewer was one of three men convicted of killing Byrd after they offered him a lift along a remote country road.
  • Obama to take jobs plan on the road (Darth Vader bus and more speeches?)

    09/04/2011 6:29:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/02/11 | ERICA WERNER
    Obama to take jobs plan on the roadBy ERICA WERNER - Associated Press Fri, Sep 2, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will take his jobs plan on the road next Friday in a visit to Richmond, Va. The trip on Sept. 9 will allow the president to begin selling the plan to the public a day after unveiling it before a joint session of Congress. It was confirmed by a White House official speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of a public announcement. Obama will face a tough lift getting congressional Republicans to sign...
  • Colombian women on sex strike until road is paved

    06/25/2011 8:21:32 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 48 replies
    Channel 6 News ^ | June 24, 2011 | BNO News
    BOGOTA (BNO NEWS) -- Almost 300 hundred women in southwest Colombia vowed to withhold sex from their husbands until the government paves the connecting road into their village, Colombia Reports said on Friday. Dubbed the "strike of crossed legs," the women in the town of Barbacoas near the Pacific coast are trying to persuade their husbands to pressure local authorities to properly maintain the main road out of their village which stretches some 35 miles (56 kilometers) before reaching the nearest town. Many husbands of the women on strike, however, said that they would prefer that their wives engage in...
  • Road Rage in Russia

    06/15/2011 7:52:53 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | 6/14/11 | JULIA IOFFE
    It was a hot and sunny Sunday afternoon when Lena Miro (the pop-lit writer Elena Mironenko) was wheeling her way home, happy and sated after a Goya exhibit and some stuffed cabbage at a chic Moscow cafe. "When all of a sudden, out of nowhere, a vile old woman with a massive bag on wheels threw herself under my car," Miro wrote on her blog. "I almost knocked the bowling pin down." Miro was rattled, but then she had a soothing thought: "It occurred to me: I could've run over this scum (the world would only benefit from this), but...
  • Firefighters accused of road rage incident

    06/09/2011 11:46:46 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    KSN ^ | 6/9/11
    ORANGE COUNTY, Florida (NBC) -- A Florida firefighter has been fired and another has been demoted in connection with a road rage incident in Orange County. Fire officials said a video was released showing Orange County fire engineer David Jordan driving a 15-ton truck and tailgating a car, whose driver wouldn't move over, last May 1. Investigators said Jordan nearly hits the car several times, even though he has room to go around the car. The car then gets into the left turn lane, which investigators said, by law it should have pulled off on the right shoulder and stopped...
  • The Worst Cars On The Road

    04/24/2011 3:43:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 94 replies
    yahoo ^ | 4/24/11 | Hannah Elliott , Forbes
    When it comes to quality, efficiency, reliability, safety and overall value, these vehicles bring up the rear. By all accounts, Detroit's Big Three automakers have begun producing better-made, longer lasting, more efficient vehicles. It's a distinct change from the 1990s and early 2000s, when they fell behind their European and Asian counterparts in each category. "This change is not even a gradual thing," says Christine Overstreet, an automotive consultant and director of Heels and Wheels. "It's like they've said, 'OK, we really want to step it up, we really want to compete, we're ready.' After past years of being so...
  • Obama and the Fiscal 'Road to Hell'

    06/30/2010 6:44:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    wsj ^ | 6/30/10 | KARL ROVE
    At last week's G-20 meeting, President Barack Obama achieved a two-fer. He suffered a significant international defeat, and he increased the chances his party will suffer a major domestic one this fall. Mr. Obama's international defeat was self-inflicted. He went to Toronto to press other major nations to do as he has done: Expand government spending, or suffer, in the president's words, "renewed economic hardship and recession." Canada, Germany, Great Britain and most other countries declined Mr. Obama's invitation. The German economic minister "urgently" prodded America to cut spending at a press conference on June 21, prior to the G-20...
  • New Road To Bear President Obama's Name

    06/18/2010 6:43:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies · 957+ views ^ | June 18, 2010 | Dave D’Marko
    ORLANDO -- Is it too soon to name a road after President Barack Obama? A new road being built through Orlando will have his name. Roads in Orlando honor some of our greatest presidents, from Washington to Jefferson and now Obama. On Friday, Orlando leaders made President Barack Obama Parkway the first road under construction in the nation named after our 44th President, and surely one of the few in history to be named after a sitting president in his first term. "I think it’s great if people want to support their presidential candidate, but I think it's a little...
  • Anger as white U.S. policeman filmed punching black girl, 17, in the face

    06/16/2010 9:54:20 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 162 replies · 2,609+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | updated at 4:14 PM on 16th June 2010 | By Paul Thompson
    This is the moment a white American police officer punches a teenage black girl in the face after a dispute about how she and her friend crossed the road. Video footage of Officer Ian Walsh lashing out at the 17-year-old in Seattle has shocked the U.S. The teenager reels backwards in shock from the blow before clutching her face while a bystander can be heard asking: ‘Are you serious?’ Police arrested the girl, Angel Rosenthal, and her friend, 19-year-old Marilyn Ellen Levias, both of whom have criminal records. Seattle Police chiefs have launched an investigation into the alleged assault after...
  • NPR Poll Shows Tough Road Ahead For Democrats (Republicans +8% in 70 Swing Districts)

    06/15/2010 3:16:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,008+ views
    NPR ^ | June 15, 2010 | Mara Liasson
    A new public opinion survey for NPR shows just how difficult it will be for Democrats to avoid big losses in the House this November. Democrat Stan Greenberg and Republican Glen Bolger conducted the first public battleground poll of this election cycle. They chose the 70 House districts experts regard as most likely to oust incumbents this fall. What they found was grim news for Democrats. For this poll, Bolger and Greenberg chose the districts where incumbents are considered the most vulnerable, and, in the case of open seats, the ones most likely to switch party control in November. Sixty...
  • Police: Road rage drivers tried to kill each other(VA)

    03/25/2010 4:37:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies · 1,312+ views ^ | 25 March, 2010
    DALE CITY, Va. -- Both drivers involved a road road duel on Interstate 95 during Tuesday afternoon's rush hour are being charged with trying to kill each other. Virginia State Police Wednesday evening took dump truck driver James A. Bringham, 44, of Woodbridge, into custody. Police obtained a warrant against Bringham for attempted second-degree murder. Police previously charged Bringham with reckless driving. Already charged with attempted second-degree murder is Gabriel Poventud, 25, of Woodbridge. He's also charged with charged with child endangerment, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, shooting a missile into an occupied vehicle and...
  • US Democracy's End of the Road (Socialist Democratics have a bad week & its 'game, set, match'?)

    01/24/2010 6:05:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 780+ views
    Baltimore Chronicle ^ | 1/23/10 | Robert Parry
    US Democracy's End of the Roadby Robert Parry 23 January 2010 This past week had the feel of “game, set, match,” the end to a long string of miscalculations by the American Left and a crowning victory for the cynical American Right – a triple whammy of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to unleash corporate campaign spending, Air America’s dissolution, and the Massachusetts Senate election. Especially after the Supreme Court ruling allowing corporations to spend whatever they want to punish some politicans and reward others, it is hard to see a road back for American democracy. The United States is...
  • Klobuchar(D-Mn) Road Trip to Focus on Jobs, Energy & Innovation

    01/11/2010 11:14:34 AM PST · by Son House · 5 replies · 642+ views ^ | Jan 09, 2010 |
    MINNEAPOLIS (January 9, 2010) – U.S. Senator Klobuchar will travel throughout Minnesota the week of January 11 to highlight the job creation potential of energy efficiency and homegrown energy, especially with small businesses. Klobuchar is co-author of the American Renewable Energy Act, which would establish a national renewable energy standard (modeled after Minnesota's "25 by 25" law) to stimulate innovation and investment in homegrown energy. She also serves as chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation and Export Promotion. During the week, Klobuchar will visit businesses and hold events in Cohasset, Cloquet, Detroit Lakes, Duluth, Moorhead, Park Rapids, Rochester...
  • New Afghan Road Benefits Families, Commerce

    12/18/2009 3:52:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 200+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Tony Wickman, USAF
    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Dec. 18, 2009 – Getting through downtown Asadabad, Afghanistan, has become easier for hundreds of Afghan families, thanks to two and a half miles of new roads that were completed Dec. 13. Local workers cleaning the streets in Asadabad, Afghanistan, watch a provincial reconstruction team patrol conduct a final quality-assurance check on a new road through the provincial capital of Kunar province prior to a dedication ceremony, Dec. 13, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Boisvert  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Provincial reconstruction team engineers completed their final quality-assurance check just before a...
  • U.S., Afghans Open Strategic Road

    10/21/2009 4:17:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 247+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. John T. Stamm, USAF
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2009 – U.S. and Afghan officials joined local residents in the Anaba district of Afghanistan’s Panjshir province Oct. 8 to officially open a spur connecting the historic Daraband pass to the main road in the Panjshir River valley. James DeHart, director of the provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan’s Panjshir province, speaks at the grand opening of Khermensan Road in Panjshir’s Anaba district, Oct. 8, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. John T. Stamm  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Daraband pass is the strategic connection between the Shomali Plain and the Panjshir Valley,...
  • US Aid for Road Sign Plan - Towards a PA State

    09/04/2009 11:23:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 391+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 9/4/09 | Hillel Fendel
    ( The United States is funding a Palestinian Authority project to place non-Hebrew road signs throughout Judea and Samaria. The PA plans to implement it in exclusively Israeli-controlled areas as well. The project is part of American aid “towards the establishment of an independent Palestinian state,” as a top official of USAID (United States Agency for International Development) in the PA, Howard Sumka, told the Al-Hayat Arabic daily.
  • Minnesota Road Plan has $50B Funding Gap[Construction Costs and Stagnant Revenue]

    08/24/2009 1:00:43 PM PDT · by Son House · 1 replies · 290+ views ^ | 08/24/2009 |
    Minnesota's updated 20-year plan for highways identifies $65 billion in needs and only $15 billion available to address them. The just-finalized forecast from the Minnesota Department of Transportation says the $50 billion gap results from rising construction costs and stagnant revenue. Even though road planners expect preservation of existing roadways to be a priority, the number of pavement miles deemed poor is projected to grow from 600 now to 1,600 by 2018. Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel says the 20-year plan is part goal statement, part to-do list. He sought to reassure the public that not meeting every objective wouldn't...
  • Critical Access Road Now Open to Traffic

    08/04/2009 6:24:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 223+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Lt. Col. Pat Simon, USA
    BAGHDAD — Maya road, the major access road just outside the Victory Base Complex (VBC) here, opened to traffic, Aug 1. For the past three months, the formerly pothole-plagued dirt path underwent a complete overhaul. It is now a smooth concrete means of travel for both military and Iraqi civilian traffic. One of the greatest achievements of this construction project is that it will now reduce the footprint of Coalition forces in line with the June 30 Security Agreement. "It is not only an easier means of travel, it also keeps military traffic out of the cities," said Capt. Steven...
  • Don't Be So Square - Why American Drivers should learn to love the Roundabout

    07/21/2009 6:58:18 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 144 replies · 2,867+ views
    Slate ^ | July 20, 2009 | Tom Vanderbilt
    Don't Be So Square Why American drivers should learn to love the roundabout. By Tom Vanderbilt Posted Monday, July 20, 2009, at 6:54 AM ET Here is a narrative that has been playing out over the last several years in any number of American towns: Traffic engineers notice that a particular intersection has a crash problem or is moving traffic inefficiently. After a period of study, the engineers propose a roundabout.
  • Via Aurelia: The Roman Empire's Lost Highway

    07/06/2009 7:27:25 AM PDT · by BGHater · 17 replies · 1,470+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | June 2009 | Joshua Hammer
    French amateur archaeologist Bruno Tassan fights to preserve a neglected 2,000-year-old ancient interstate in southern Provence At first glance, it didn't appear that impressive: a worn limestone pillar, six feet high and two feet wide, standing slightly askew beside a country road near the village of Pélissanne in southern France. "A lot of people pass by without knowing what it is," Bruno Tassan, 61, was saying, as he tugged aside dense weeds that had grown over the column since he last inspected it. Tassan was showing me a milliaire, or milestone, one of hundreds planted along the highways of Gaul...
  • Orlando May Name Road After President Obama

    05/05/2009 6:05:27 AM PDT · by inflorida · 62 replies · 1,187+ views
    WFTV ^ | May 5, 2009
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- The City of Orlando is looking to get a new road in honor of the President. The city wants to rename South Mission Road, near Conroy, "Barack Obama Parkway."However, the road is only one tenth of a mile long.
  • Iraqi Army, U.S. Soldiers on Road to Brighter Future

    04/28/2009 6:07:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 255+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 1st Lt. Jason Frisco, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HUNTER — Outfitted with 1,000 sandbags, 4-by-4 pieces of lumber and a one-inch piece of plywood, a group of motivated Soldiers repaired a section of a main road here recently. The 41st Iraqi Army Brigade and members of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, 'Black Dragons' refurbished the road, referred to as Route Phoenix. Route Phoenix is a gateway for units to travel safely. It also has a drain pipe to irrigate crops in the area from a nearby river. Soldiers have been establishing security check points around the area due to the increased road traffic...
  • Road Work Begins With Great Expectations in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley (ESSAYONS)

    04/08/2009 4:13:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 294+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 1st Lt. Lory Stevens, USA
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, April 8, 2009 – More than 5,000 residents of Afghanistan’s Panjshir province gathered March 30 to celebrate the groundbreaking for a road some say will make the area the best in the country for travel. Air Force Lt. Col. Mark E. Stratton, Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team commander, speaks to a crowd of more than 5,000 people who attended the groundbreaking ceremony in the Safied Shahir village of Panjshir’s Khenj district for a road to Badakshan province, March 30, 2009. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The $28 million project, funded by the provincial...
  • US Economic Policy Is The 'Road To Hell,' Topolanek Says [uropean Union's Rotating Presidency]

    03/25/2009 2:55:13 AM PDT · by Son House · 3 replies · 545+ views
    The Earth Times ^ | Wed, 25 Mar 2009 | Earth Times
    Strasbourg, France - The United States' decision to pump ever-larger sums into its economy is the "road to hell," the holder of the European Union's rotating presidency said Wednesday, just a week before he was set to meet the US president in London. The US is repeating the mistakes of the 1930s and has chosen the "road to hell" in the process, said the Czech Republic's fallen prime minister, Mirek Topolanek, the morning after his government failed a vote of no confidence by the narrowest of margins. The vote throws into question not just the Czech presidency of the EU,...
  • On the Ground: U.S. Troops Help to Build Road, Security in Afghanistan

    03/19/2009 4:46:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 179+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 19, 2009 – U.S. forces are paving the way for a better quality of life in Afghanistan, with projects ranging from a nearly 40-mile road slated to boost economy and governance to mentorship aimed at helping Afghan forces assume a greater role in their nation’s security. Alhaj G. Bahlol, governor of Afghanistan’s Panjshir province, and Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Schloesser, commander of Combined Joint Task Force 101 and Regional Command East, discuss details of a future paved road that will lead north from Panjshir to Badakshan province aboard a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, March 14, 2009....
  • The Winter Road Warrior

    01/14/2009 5:24:45 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 12 replies · 845+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 1-14-09 | Joe Soucheray
    Perhaps you've seen him — or them. Victor Wanchena explains why he rides his salt-encrusted Ural on an arctic January day.
  • A road less traveled: "When the going gets weird, the tough turn pro."

    01/11/2009 3:15:27 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 1,823+ views
    Worlds Most Dangerous Pathway Redux
  • Staying Power: Marine Returns to Help Others on Road to Recovery

    11/18/2008 3:20:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 271+ views
    Staying Power ^ | Fred W. Baker III
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Quantico, Va., Nov. 18, 2008 – When Marine Staff Sgt. Daniel Kachmar extends his right hand to greet combat wounded Marines, there is an instant rapport. Marine Staff Sgt. Daniel Kachmar lost two fingers and had other serious wounds from his service in Iraq. But that hasn't stopped the 24-year-old from wearing the uniform and maintaining physical training, Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va., July 2008. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III.  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. A combat veteran himself, having fought in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Kachmar, 24, can trade stories of...
  • National road toll devices to be tested by drivers next year[UK][$2.05 per Mile]

    11/06/2008 8:02:09 AM PST · by BGHater · 14 replies · 733+ views
    Times Online | 05 Nov 2008 | Ben Webster
    Trial could lead to £1.30-a-mile charges Hundreds of drivers are being recruited to take part in government-funded road-pricing trials that could result in charges of up to £1.30 a mile on the most congested roads. The test runs will start early next year in four locations and will involve fitting a satellite-tracking device to the vehicles of volunteers. An on-board unit will automatically deduct payments from a shadow account set up in the driver’s name. Paul Clark, the Transport Minister, confirmed yesterday that the trials would proceed despite previous statements from the Government suggesting that it had abandoned the idea...
  • Kuhl Conducts Road User Charge Tax Study in North Carolina[Future:Tax on every Mile U Drive]

    10/15/2008 9:55:22 AM PDT · by BGHater · 27 replies · 1,813+ views
    The News-Observer ^ | 07 Oct 2008 | Bruce Siceloff
    Two hundred Triangle drivers will be recruited this fall to road-test a satellite-technology system that might be used one day to collect highway taxes on every mile we drive -- replacing the gas tax on every gallon we buy. Computers mounted in volunteers' cars will use global positioning system tracking to count the miles -- even across state lines. Participants will receive make-believe state and federal tax bills for their miles. For their time and their opinions, they'll be paid $895 in real money. The $16.5 million Road User Charge Study will enlist drivers in six states to determine whether...
  • Is NAFTA road through here about trade - or treachery?

    06/29/2008 7:47:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies · 194+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Gabriela Rico
    It is a steel and concrete corridor that will run right through the Old Pueblo, connecting Mexico City to Edmonton, Alberta. Its purpose is to facilitate trade among the three countries and minimize traffic and congestion for residents. Or is it evidence of a move afoot to intertwine the three North American countries and blur the lines of sovereignty? That's a matter of opinion.
  • America Supports You: Wounded Warriors Hit ‘Road 2 Recovery’

    05/20/2008 4:49:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 364+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 20, 2008 – Neither rainy May skies nor unseasonably cool temperatures stopped cyclists from beginning the 480-mile “Road 2 Recovery” ride from Walter Reed Army Medical Center here to Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., today. Army 1st Lt. Ferris Butler takes a lap around the traffic circle just inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center's 16th Street gate before heading for Charlotte, N.C., on May 20, 2008. Butler, who lost half of his right foot and his left leg below the knee in a bomb blast, was one of several wounded warriors who embarked on the 480-mile...
  • Citizens Celebrate Reopening of Road Connecting Salman Pak and al Lej

    03/04/2008 5:42:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 123+ views
    FOB HAMMER — Residents of Salman Pak and al Lej breathed a collective sigh of relief Feb. 29, as more than 150 Sons of Iraq (SoI), Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Coalition Force leaders met to celebrate the reopening of the al Lej road, the main thoroughfare connecting Salman Pak and al Lej. The road had been closed to civilians after a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated at a traffic checkpoint in May, killing seven Iraqi National Policemen. Since construction began more than two weeks ago on Combat Outpost Carver, home to Company B, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, Soldiers...
  • Longest Road Project in Iraq a Security Success (ESSAYONS)

    02/19/2008 3:23:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 56+ views
    AL ASAD — Uranium Road from Hit to Al-Asad is getting a $29.6 million makeover in the longest road project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Iraq. The mission-essential 51-kilometer Alternate Supply Route (ASR), now more than 60 percent finished and targeted for completion in early April, is Phase One of a planned two-stage project. When pouring 1.5 km sections on the ASR, the Engineers’ contracted work force lays down about 500 metric tons of asphalt daily. The asphalt used on the route is produced on a secure site at Al Asad Air Base with equipment brought to...