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  • Hawaiian man fined $200 for making son walk mile home from school as punishment

    05/30/2014 10:04:06 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 61 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEW ^ | Friday, May 30, 2014, 10:21 AM | BY LEE MORAN
    A Hawaiian man has been sentenced to one year of probation for making his misbehaving son walk a mile home from school. Robert Demond was also fined $200 and ordered to attend parenting classes after a judge called the punishment "old-school" and "no longer appropriate." "These are different times," Judge Kathleen Watanabe told the defendant.
  • Robert Spencer Banned From Britain For Saying that Islam Preaches Violence Against Unbelievers

    10/11/2013 12:55:52 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 34 replies
    Catholic Answer ^ | 9/20/2013 | Robert Spencer
    Robert Spencer has been banned from traveling to Britain, as of 9/20/2013. You can pick up his statement at the 1:50 mark in the audio program. He was told that he was banned because he said that "Islam has a doctrine about violence against unbelievers." "I said, 'What about all of the Muslim preachers who are already in Britain who say that Islam has a doctrine about violence against unbelievers?"
  • Big Shake-Up at Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    12/10/2012 4:16:38 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/9/12 | Lettie Teague
    Robert M. Parker Jr., widely regarded as the world's most powerful wine critic, has some far-reaching changes planned for his 34-year-old newsletter, the Wine Advocate. Mr. Parker intends to phase out the print version of the newsletter, which he built over the past several decades into one of the most influential voices on wine. He also said he intends to step down as its editor in chief, turning over editorial oversight to his Singapore-based correspondent, Lisa Perrotti-Brown.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Robert Zimmerman Interview (19 Minute Video)

    LAKE MARY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - For the first time since that fateful night on February 26, the father of a neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager sat down for a television interview. Robert Zimmerman, father of George Zimmerman, said he decided it was time to speak out for his son, against the advice of others. He shared with us what George said happened on the night that 17-year-old Trayvon Martin died. "It's my understanding that Trayvon Martin got on top of him and just started beating him," the 64-year-old Robert Zimmerman said. He said...
  • Robert Gibbs’ Vegas Vacation

    02/09/2012 2:19:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/9/12 | CJ Ciaramella
    Former White House press secretary and current Obama re-election campaign consultant Robert Gibbs will speak at the 2012 SALT Conference, an annual meeting of some of the world’s most powerful hedge fund managers, investors, and political figures. The conference, held in Las Vegas at the luxurious Bellagio resort this May and hosted by SkyBridge Capital, is a who’s-who of big money and big politics. Companies that participated in the 2011 conference included Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, the New York Times, Bank Of America/Merrill Lynch, and the Carlyle Group.
  • Robert Ford attacked in Syria (VIDEO)

    08/29/2011 5:47:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Foreignpolicy.com ^ | 8/29/11 | Josh Rogin
    A video has emerged of U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford being assaulted by a pro-regime demonstrator on the streets of Damascus last week. The assault took place before Ford's unapproved trip to the city of Jassem on Aug 23. Ford was present at a gathering of demonstrators who support the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad outside the Cham Palace Hotel in Damascus when one demonstrator ran up to Ford and tried to wrap him in a poster that featured Assad's face. Ford's security intervened quickly and rushed Ford to his car. The incident was then replayed in a...
  • In Defense of Robert Spencer

    07/26/2011 7:38:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 7/26/11 | Daniel Greenfield
    No tragedy goes long without exploitation, and the atrocities in Norway are no exception to that rule. The media is hard at work accusing researchers who monitor and warn about Islamic radicalism and terrorism of being responsible for the actions of an extremist and a terrorist. Is silencing researchers who have put years of effort into exposing networks of radicals the right response to a terrorist attack? No reasonable person would think so. But that is exactly what media outlets like the New York Times and the Atlantic are trying to do. Jeffrey Goldberg at the Atlantic goes so far...
  • Robert Spencer Speaking in Germany, Ducking Bottles, Eggs, Excrement, etc. "Open war

    06/03/2011 1:56:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6/3/11 | Pamela Geller
    This morning rt Robert Spencer was texting me in between thrown bottles, objects etc from well over a thousand antifa (leftists and Muslims.) Antifa translated is antifascists (the very ting they define.) they are this century's nazis. One text: They were also attacking people One guy went to the hospital I saw some other melees And one came up to me, I thought he was with us and he said, You're lucky there are so many police here today He was Antifa And others kept hustling me away from them, they were looking to attack me I was ready for...
  • Consumer Group Helps Student Suing CIA Over Opus Dei Records

    06/01/2011 9:22:47 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 01, 2011
    Arguing that the CIA has no right to withhold records that are more than 30 years old, a watchdog group filed a motion this week seeking a federal court to compel the spy agency to reveal what it knows about the conservative Catholic group that is the stuff of legend. Public Citizen is working on behalf of Harry Cason, a Ph.D. student at the City University of New York who filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to the CIA in 2009 for research he was doing on the U.S. role in Spain’s Franco regime, where Opus Dei allegedly played...
  • Robert Redford On Sarah Palin: ‘Part Of Her Strength Is How Limited She Is’

    04/14/2011 9:56:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    mediaite ^ | 4/14/11 | Jon Bershad
    In an interview to promote his new film The Conspirator, Robert Redford had some interesting thoughts on Sarah Palin as well as her followers. Ouch. It’s one thing to get picked on by the Bill Maher’s and David Letterman’s of the world. I mean, that’s gotta stink but a public figure can get over it. However, to get dissed by the freakin’ Sundance Kid. Now that’s got to hurt. The interview was for Aol’s PopEater and the comments in question came as the discussion turned to Redford’s great film Quiz Show (if you haven’t seen that one, you’re missing out)...
  • The best of Robert Gibbs

    01/27/2011 11:25:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/27/11 | AMIE PARNES & KARIN TANABE
    Though he is stepping away from the podium, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has certainly made his mark during his two-year tenure as the White House mouthpiece. (Gibbs will be replaced by Jay Carney, communications director for Vice President Joe Biden.) Besides his professional responsibilities as the go-between for the Obama administration and the press corps, Gibbs will also be remembered for his devotion to Auburn football, his mix of pastel ties and his Southern charm. (Of course, he wasn’t always polite - who can forget the foot-in-the door moment in India?) In honor of his departure, POLITICO has...
  • Obama mouthpiece Robert Gibbs was forced out by new henchman William Daley

    01/07/2011 8:47:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/7/11 | Toby Harnden
    I wondered yesterday whether Robert Gibbs jumped or was pushed and noted that President Barack Obama’s words indicated that it was “not an entirely voluntary departure”. It’s being reported by John King on CNN right now that Gibbs wanted to be a presidential counsellor – something he’s been putting about for quite a while – but William Daley, the new chief of staff, nixed this because he believed that too many cooks would spoil the presidential broth. So that’s why Gibbs is out. Additionally, King reports that Valerie Jarrett, whose sole qualification to being a senior counsellor
  • Obama Appoints Robert Ford as Ambassador to Syria

    12/30/2010 1:39:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 18+ views
    inn ^ | 12/30/10 | Chana Ya'ar
    The White House has announced the appointment of a new ambassador to Syria -- a controversial move by U.S. President Barack Obama, who used his Constitutional muscle on Wednesday to name the envoy while the Senate was not in session. The previous ambassador to Syria was withdrawn by former President George W. Bush in 2005 in response to the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, as well as its support for Saddah Hussein-sympathizers and terrorism in general. There were strong indications at the time that Syria was behind Hariri's murder, although Damascus denied involvement in the truck bombing. The...
  • Did Press Sec Robert Gibbs Quit or go on Vacation or something?

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/press-briefings
  • Robert Gibbs Proves "You Can’t Fix Stupid"

    08/12/2010 8:47:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/12/10 | A.W.R. Hawkins
    It’s arguable that in addition to being the most radical administration in American history, President Obama’s crew is also among the most incompetent. Like leftists the world over, his diplomats, cabinet members, and even his Vice President, appear to hold positions not because of their IQs or their love of this country but because of their loyalty to liberal causes. Perhaps no member of Obama’s administration exemplifies this as clearly White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. Often referred to a “gaffe machine” by pundits of all flavors, Gibbs has spent the 20 months since Obama’s election proving the veracity of...
  • Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) Dead at 92; Pork Barrel & White Sheet Manufacturers Hardest Hit

    06/28/2010 9:58:48 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-28-10 | Aye Chihuahua
    Robert Byrd, WV Democrat Senator, and former Kleagle of the KKK, has died at the age of 92. Best known for his fiery rhetoric on the Senate floor as well as his ability to bring home barrels of cash for his state, Byrd also has a rather colorful past that his supporters would rather whitewash. For many years Byrd served as a Kleagle (recruiter) for the KKK. Senator Byrd famously opposed the integration of the armed forces under President Truman famously stating that he would never fight: "with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times,...
  • Robert Gibbs says White House did not offer Joe Sestak intel post but refuses to provide details

    06/01/2010 4:18:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 818+ views
    the daily caller ^ | 6/1/10 | Jon Ward
    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs indicated Tuesday that Rep. Joe Sestak was not offered a spot on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board but refused to say what was dangled in front of the Democrat in an attempt to remove him from a Senate primary. The spot offered to Sestak, Gibbs said to reporters at the White House, “didn’t constitute a lot of what you’re hearing.” But Gibbs refused to clarify what Sestak, who won the May 18 primary and is now the Democratic nominee for Senate, was offered.
  • New Race War Movie by Robert Rodriguez. (Pure Illegal “Americans” vs Evil Gringos)

    05/14/2010 1:36:11 PM PDT · by conservativefunhouse · 19 replies · 816+ views
    Conservative Fun House ^ | 05/14/2010 | Damon Rexroad
    Just a harmless fun little movie about a Mexican Hit Man (Machete), and a group of Latinos, killing every evil gringo in site, But...
  • Great Job Utah; will Hatch be Next?

    05/10/2010 7:51:39 AM PDT · by publius321 · 30 replies · 598+ views
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | May 10, 2010 | by MrArbitrage
    "I just received an email from Senator Jim Demint urging conservatives around the country to help send Mike Lee to the US Senate. I'm proud of the delegates in Utah for telling Sen. Robert Bennett to take a hike after 18 years. Plaudits to them. That’s the kind of conviction that people who claim to be patriots need to demonstrate (unlike McCain supporters). Next they should get rid of Orrin Hatch. Granted, he’s no Arlen Sphincter, Olympia Snowe or Susan Collins but he runs a..." (continued)
  • Robert Culp, who starred in `I Spy,' dead at 79

    03/24/2010 3:30:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies · 1,749+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/24/10 | ap
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert Culp, the versatile actor who teamed with Bill Cosby in the groundbreaking comedy-adventure TV series "I Spy," has died. He was 79. The actor's agent Hillard Elkins says Culp died after collapsing Wednesday on a sidewalk outside his Hollywood home. Los Angeles police say he hit his head while on a walk and was pronounced dead after arriving at a hospital. A preliminary investigation found that his death is accidental.
  • The fall of the House of Kennedy -- in pictures!

    03/02/2010 12:58:50 PM PST · by FreedomFighter1013 · 12 replies · 1,184+ views
    Joseph Kennedy III deigns not to run for Congress this year from Massachusetts. (He's a D.A. in Cape Cod, a hotbed of gang violence, think: Topsiders gone Wild.)...We further call for "no more Kennedys in elected office again ever."... The fall of the House of Kennedy
  • NY Civil Rights Lawyer Charged With Tax Fraud

    12/15/2009 6:30:08 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies · 308+ views
    New York Law Journal ^ | December 15, 2009 | By Joel Stashenko
    An attorney who already faces charges of attempting to steal the identity of her former law partner's husband was charged yesterday with a felony tax fraud count. The lawyer, Bonnie Strunk, entered a not guilty plea through her attorney, Christine Cook. Ms. Strunk was allowed to remain free on her own recognizance by Supreme Court Justice John Brunetti in Onondaga County. Ms. Strunk, 61, faces a third-degree count of tax fraud for allegedly failing to file a personal income tax return for 2008, with a tax liability of $11,777. She also faces grand larceny and identity theft charges for allegedly...
  • Radio Talk Host Steve Kane Wins Law Suit

    10/14/2009 4:51:14 AM PDT · by SteveKaneradio · 7 replies · 1,050+ views
    Broward Beat.com ^ | October 14th | Steve Kane Radio
    http://www.browardbeat.com/radio-talk-host-steve-kane-wins-law-suit/
  • Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate “Industry”

    06/24/2009 4:46:11 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 34 replies · 1,728+ views
    News and Free PR ^ | June 24, 2009 | Unknown (and Andy Martin)
    When Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin wrote his first column on Barack Obama’s family history and birth certificate, Andy had no idea he was creating an “industry” that would pursue Obama’s records to the ends of the earth. Although Obama’s mouthpiece Robert Gibbs says the BC has been released (Gibbs lies) and Fox News’ Shepard Smith has insulted people who question Obama’s missing records, Andy’s Army continues to battle Obama & Company to find the facts and tell the truth about Obama’s hidden “roots.” (Includes article by Andy Martin.... read on)
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our “Pop,” a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD – A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • Ex-judge arrested for DWI hired by Boston law firm (He was wearing a cocktail dress/high heels)

    09/24/2008 6:05:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies · 779+ views
    AP/Boston Globe ^ | September 23, 2008
    BOSTON—A federal bankruptcy judge who resigned after his drunken driving arrest has a new job. Robert Somma has been hired by the Boston law firm of Posternak Blankstein & Lund as a senior counsel in the firm's bankruptcy department. Somma rear-ended a pickup truck at a red light in Manchester, N.H. on Feb. 6 while wearing a cocktail dress and high heels. He resigned from the bench a few days after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving and paying a fine.
  • E-Verify may be entangled by Senate Immigration debate (Democrat Senator blocks renewal vote)

    07/31/2008 3:23:37 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 1 replies · 148+ views
    http://www.nextgov.com ^ | 07/29/08 | Chris Strohm
    Whichever bill moves in the Senate could attract other immigration reform measures, sources said. For example, the Federation for American Immigration Reform said Monday it was told by Senate staffers that Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., is blocking efforts to reauthorize E-Verify unless language is added making unused family and worker visas dating back to 1992 available for current use.
  • Bill O'Reilly Nails Robert Wexler (RAT-FL?) Really lives in Potomac MD

    07/23/2008 7:48:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies · 464+ views
    Broward Palm Beach ^ | 7/22/08 | Bob Norman
    Bill O'Reilly Nails Robert WexlerTue Jul 22, 2008 at 09:11:12 PM Bill O'Reilly did a good number on "local" Congressman Robert Wexler tonight. And I think Wexler is in a bit of trouble. You see, the longtime Democratic rep says he lives in Delray Beach and he's required to maintain a residence in his district. But he really lives in Potomac MD. The house in Delray that he calls his "offical residence" is owned by Lawrence and Roslyn Cohen, the parents of Wexler's wife, Laurie. And it's in a restricted over-55 community, which makes it impossible for Wexler and and...
  • Iran Assessment Creates an Israeli Headache

    12/09/2007 3:19:19 AM PST · by familyop · 8 replies · 186+ views
    Time ^ | 06DEC07 | TIM MCGIRK
    At the Annapolis peace talks last month, the Israeli team — Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak — didn't have high expectations for making headway on the Palestinian issue, but they were confident of pressing their case on Iran to a receptive White House. Instead, Barak was taken aside by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and told that new intelligence persuaded the Americans that Iran wasn't such a big threat after all.
  • NEWS RELEASE: Updated times for 2nd BCT redeployment ceremonies

    11/05/2007 8:23:04 AM PST · by SoldierDad · 95 replies · 143+ views
    Public Affairs Office - Ft. Drum, New York ^ | Nov 1, 2007 | Benjamin Abel - Media Relations Officer
    FORT DRUM – Nearly 1,300 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team have returned from their 15 month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. However, many happy homecomings are left for the Commando Families as the remainder of the unit is scheduled to return before the end of November. Welcome Home ceremonies for the returning Soldiers scheduled at Magrath Gym at the times listed below. All times are tentative and subject to change. • November 1 – 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion; 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment; 2nd BCT Headquarters and Headquarters Company. Ceremony – Midnight, November 1. •...
  • Another Democrat Embraces MoveOn

    05/18/2007 10:45:20 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 5 replies · 549+ views
    National Review ^ | 3/30/2005 | Byron York
    The alliance with Obama, combined with the turnout of top Democrats at the filibuster rally, is yet another indicator of MoveOn's growing presence on Capitol Hill. It also shows a strong alliance with Byrd, the 87-year-old senator who has taken the lead in the Democratic effort to justify the judicial filibusters. Byrd "is fighting an attempt by Republicans to change the 200-year old rules of the Senate that would allow Republicans to ram federal judges through the Senate with no regard for what others might say," Obama wrote in the MoveOn letter. "Above all, Robert Byrd understands just how sacred...
  • (Georgia) House proclaims 2007 the Year of Robert E. Lee

    01/25/2007 8:04:52 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 147 replies · 2,530+ views
    Savannah ^ | January 25, 2007 | Walter C. Jones
    ATLANTA - With little fanfare or controversy, the House proclaimed 2007 as the "Year of Lee" in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Lee's birthday was celebrated Friday by a small crowd at the Capitol. Officially, the birthday is one of three Confederate state holidays, but government employees are off the Friday after Thanksgiving. Resolutions saluting people pass the General Assembly almost daily without discussion or much notice, but those recognizing controversial figures usually trigger a debate. For example, last year, a measure commending Oscar-winning actress and Georgia resident Jane Fonda for...
  • Dem. Challenger Concedes in N.C. Race (Robin Hayes wins NC-8)

    11/29/2006 5:28:34 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 23 replies · 891+ views
    WKRN.com ^ | 11/29/06 | Tim Whitmire
    Democrat challenger Larry Kissell conceded defeat Wednesday to Rep. Robin Hayes, after an initial phase of a hand recount showed the result was not likely to change. Kissell conceded even though only five of the 10 counties in the district had completed the hand recount of sample precincts that he requested. He picked up 2 votes, but would have needed a total of about 10 votes to trigger a full recount. "After today's recounts, I offer Congressman Hayes a belated congratulation for his victory now that the votes have been counted," Kissell said in a statement. He... ...also said he...
  • Robert Iger (ABC President) Political Donations List

    09/07/2006 10:49:38 PM PDT · by SideoutFred · 32 replies · 2,245+ views
    Open Secrets ^ | 9-7-2006 | Me
    Shocking /sarc
  • Al-Qaida's list of favorite, least favorite Westerners - Al-Qaida luvs Hersh Galloway Fisk

    09/04/2006 8:17:36 AM PDT · by ViLaLuz · 19 replies · 1,177+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | September 4, 2006 | WND
    Al-Qaida's list of favorite, least favorite Westerners Latest warning video from terror group names enemies, friends in U.S., Britain WASHINGTON – In the latest video from al-Qaida warning of an imminent terrorist attack on the U.S., five specific "Zionist crusader missionaries of hate" are named, while three Westerners, including one American, are actually praised for their efforts toward "peace." Those singled out as enemies of al-Qaida are Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer, Steven Emerson, Michael Scheuer and, of course, President Bush. The first three are WND contributors and outspoken media figures who warn about the growing threat of Islamo-fascism. Scheuer is...
  • Expedition Seeks Clues To Lost Bronze Age Culture (Minoans - Robert Ballard)

    06/04/2006 4:05:30 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 656+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6-1-2006 | Richard C. Lewis
    Expedition seeks clues to lost Bronze Age culture By Richard C. Lewis Thu Jun 1, 4:11 PM ETReuters Photo: Deep-sea explorer Robert Ballard speaks at the National Geographic Society in an undated file photo.... PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (Reuters) - An underwater explorer who found the Titanic and a team of international scientists will soon survey waters off the Greek island of Crete for clues to a once-powerful Bronze Age-era civilization. The expedition about 75 miles northwest of Crete aims to learn more about the Minoans, who flourished during the Bronze Age, and seeks to better understand seafaring four millennia ago,...
  • Rocket man: Worcester’s Robert Goddard reached for the stars

    04/30/2006 5:46:01 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 13 replies · 603+ views
    Milford Daily News ^ | 04/30/06 | Chris Bergeron
    The Space Age began Oct. 19, 1899, when Robert Goddard, a tubercular 17-year-old from Worcester, climbed a cherry tree in his back yard and dreamed of sending a "device" to Mars. Seven years later on his Aunt Effie’s farm in Auburn, Goddard launched a homemade gasoline-fueled rocket 41 feet up into the air before it crashed 2.5 seconds later into a cabbage patch. A small step for the geek known as the Father of Rocketry. A giant leap into our past and future at the Worcester Historical Museum.
  • Kennedy’s opposition to wind farm is suspicious ( NIMBY Alert )

    04/30/2006 8:35:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies · 2,405+ views
    Metro West Daily News ^ | April 30, 2006 | John P. Gregg
    Fans of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy have long argued that he has fought the good fight ... But today, he is defending the indefensible: special interest legislation, tucked into a Coast Guard authorization bill, that would give Gov. Mitt Romney the power to veto the proposed Cape Wind energy project, even though it would be in federal waters. The project... more than five miles offshore of Cape Cod. The equivalent of burning 113 million barrels of oil per year. Proponents of Cape Wind say it is an important source of alternative, renewable energy, and it has the backing of such...
  • "Not in My Backyard" Award

    01/12/2006 8:15:22 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 1,097+ views
    Center for Consumer Freedom ^ | January 12, 2006 | Center for Consumer Freedom
    Given to environmentalist lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose fight for "green" energy apparently stops as soon as the results might spoil his view. Kennedy penned an irate New York Times op-ed in December, condemning the proposed building of wind turbines around the Nantucket Sound. While Kennedy criss-crosses the country in his jet-fuel-burning private plane stumping for alternative energy sources, he wants an exception for his own backyard. Greenpeace spokesman Chris Miller was not pleased, saying: "It's about a vision for healthy oceans, not the view from the Kennedy compound."
  • Congress May Block Plan for a Wind Farm in Nantucket Sound

    12/15/2005 7:14:56 AM PST · by george76 · 59 replies · 1,610+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 15, 2005 | CORNELIA DEAN
    A plan to build what could become the first large offshore wind farm in the United States would be effectively killed by a proposed amendment to a Coast Guard budget bill now making its way through Congress, people on both sides of the issue say. The amendment, offered by Representative Don Young, Republican of Alaska, would prohibit new offshore wind facilities within 1.5 nautical miles of a shipping lane or a ferry route. That would rule out construction of the installation, proposed for Nantucket Sound. The budget bill awaits action in a House-Senate conference committee. The developer, a private company...
  • Catching the sea breeze

    01/11/2006 8:21:18 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 461+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 11, 2006 | Greg Watson
    CRITICS OF PROPOSED US offshore wind farms have recently lauded efforts to develop deep-water offshore wind energy technologies that would allow wind farms to be built far from shore. They suggest that advances in research and development are proceeding at such a rapid pace that thousands of wind turbines could soon be operating off the northeast coast without encroaching on anyone's view or posing any threat to the environment. Clarification about the current state and potential of deep-water offshore wind energy appears timely. The US Department of Energy estimates the wind energy potential off the United States coast to be...
  • Congress near blocking Mass. offshore wind farm ( Ted Kennedy NIMBY alert )

    04/07/2006 6:23:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 1,335+ views
    Reuters ^ | Apr 7, 2006 | Chris Baltimore
    Opponents of a plan to build the first offshore U.S. wind farm in Nantucket Sound off Massachusetts were a step closer on Friday to blocking the $900 million project. Negotiators in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate agreed late on Thursday to give Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney the power to block a plan by Cape Wind Associates LLC to put 130 giant wind turbines near the resort islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Backers say the project could generate enough electricity for most of Cape Cod and nearby islands. Opponents include wealthy residents with yachts and shorefront property near...
  • Greenpeace Ads to Target Ted Kennedy

    04/25/2006 9:31:36 PM PDT · by peggybac · 67 replies · 2,352+ views
    Newmax.com ^ | 4/25/06
    The infamous environmental group Greenpeace is targeting Sen. Ted Kennedy for opposing a wind farm in the Nantucket Sound because it would interfere with the view from his Hyannisport mansion. Greenpeace is launching a nationwide TV ad campaign against Kennedy, with spots that portray the Massachusetts Democrat as Godzilla. The Cape Cod Times reports: "In the 30-second spot, a cartoon Kennedy looms over the water like a Japanese movie monster, pounding wind turbines as they sprout from the water, and barks, 'I might see them from my mansion on the Cape.'" Kennedy's nephew, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is a leading...
  • Fisk of LA Times: Media too soft on Israel

    12/29/2005 9:08:15 AM PST · by forty_years · 34 replies · 731+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | December 29, 2005
    Israel's treatment by the main stream media is not exactly positive under any sane analysis, but not according to the Los Angeles Times columnist Robert Fisk. Of all the subjects he could pick to complain about, he claims that Western media is too soft on Israel -- a claim that can be easily disputed. The Jewish state has been hounded, collectively by the UN, and individually by European, Third World, and certain North American nations (The Great White North, eh?), for years regarding its "occupation" of the West Bank and Gaza. In contrast, asking someone on the street if they...
  • High Court Set to Tackle Contentious Cases

    10/01/2005 8:38:19 PM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 7 replies · 484+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | GINA HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court opens its term Monday with a young new leader, a veteran justice eager to retire and a calendar packed with contentious issues such as abortion, assisted suicide and capital punishment. For the first time in 33 years, William H. Rehnquist will not be on the court. The 80-year-old chief justice died Sept. 3. Every day since, the flags in front of the court have flown at half-staff. The Rehnquist court becomes the Roberts court following a brief tradition-rich ceremony for John Roberts, who learned about the inner workings of the place a quarter-century ago while...
  • Moroccan militant ‘hid chemical weapons’

    09/10/2003 9:33:47 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 243+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | September 10 2003
    RABAT: An alleged accomplice of Frenchman Pierre Robert, on trial here on charges of leading a Muslim cell involved in suicide bombings in Casablanca, admitted in a court hearing overnight Monday that he received and hid a cache of chemical weapons in the country in the 1980s. Mohammed Neggaoui also told Rabat’s criminal court that he had met Robert three times at the home of another suspect in the northern city of Tangiers. He denied, however that they had discussed terrorist projects in Morocco. Robert and his 33 co-accused are charged with criminal conspiracy, conspiracy to undermine state security, premeditated...
  • FREEP: Oppose Google's Plan to Give News Agency Status to the International Solidarity Movement/ISM

    08/09/2005 6:32:53 PM PDT · by forty_years · 16 replies · 821+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | August 9, 2005 | netWMD, LLC
    Contents IntroductionWhat is the PSM/ISM?ISM Rewriting History ACT NOW! - OPPOSE GOOGLE'S PLAN Automatically send emails opposing Google's planSign a petition Introduction According to Lee Kaplan, writing for FrontPageMagazine.com: The Internet giant Google will give news agency status to the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), according to an anonymous source at Google. If true, the ISM—an affiliate of the anarchist/communist wing of the PLO—would be on par with professional news services such as CNN, Fox, and Associated Press. … The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and the Palestinian Solidarity Movement (PSM) are related and interconnected organizations that have one goal: the...
  • Snowe undecided about Roberts (Freep this poll!)

    07/28/2005 6:48:11 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 33 replies · 1,071+ views
    Portland Press Herald ^ | July 28, 2005 | BART JANSEN
    Thursday, July 28, 2005 Snowe undecided about Roberts By BART JANSEN Washington D.C. Correspondent, Associated Press ©Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. E-mail this story to a friend Today's Question Each day, we ask MaineToday.com readers for their reactions to events in the news: The nominee Do you think John Roberts is a good choice to fill Sandra Day O'Connor's vacancy on the Supreme Court? Yes: 68.20% No : 31.80% Total Votes: 217 WASHINGTON — Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe stressed the importance of legal precedent on controversial issues like...