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  • Radiometric Dating: How Rocks Can Look Older Than They Are

    04/11/2015 6:13:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CEH ^ | 04/82015
    Researchers find that the most common dating method can produce “spuriously old” dates.A team from Europe took a closer look at how uranium-lead ages are determined, and found problems. One of the assumptions going into dating zircons (zirconium silicate crystals encasing uranium that decays to lead) is that the clock is “reset” when the parent rock under goes the high heat and pressure of metamorphism. This team found that nanosphere inclusions of extraneous metallic lead (Pb) can confuse the dating technique, making the rock look older than it is. Writing in PNAS, they say:Zircon (ZrSiO4) is the most commonly used...
  • Black Rocks Red-Flag Uniformitarian Flaws

    03/12/2014 12:51:29 PM PDT · by fishtank · 6 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 3-12-2014 | Tim Clarey, Ph.D.
    lack Rocks Red-Flag Uniformitarian Flaws by Tim Clarey, Ph.D. * Red flags traditionally act as warning signals. In this case of a surprising rock discovery in West Virginia the flag is black rather than red, but the results are the same. Geologist Callan Bentley recently blogged about another problem with the uniformitarian model.1 As he and Alan Pitts examined the Hampshire Formation in eastern West Virginia, they came across an unexpected phenomenon: a 16-foot black shale and lime layer. The problem? This new layer is sandwiched smack-dab within a 2000-foot-thick pile of red-rock strata that has been labeled by secularists...
  • Police Arrest 4 Suspects in Jerusalem Rock Attack

    11/28/2013 11:12:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/13
    Police arrested overnight Thursday four Arabs, aged 15-20. on suspicion of throwing the rocks that seriously injured a baby... The suspects, who fled the scene after the attack, were arrested when they arrived home.
  • Soldiers: We've Capitulated to Rock Throwers

    05/11/2013 1:49:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/13 | Gil Ronen
    A report by a political activist and reservist combat soldier claims the IDF has effectively capitulated in the face of Arab rock and firebomb attacks. Writing in the web magazine Mida, Erez Tadmor says that in the past week, since the grave injury of Yaakov Zlatkin at the hands of an Arab mob, he has spoken with dozens of officers and soldiers who all said the same thing: The health and security of Jews who live in Judea and Samaria, as well as those of the soldiers who are supposed to guard them, have been left to the mercy of...
  • Clarence Thomas: Obama Approved By The Elites Because He Says What They Expect From A Black Person

    05/03/2013 7:12:51 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/3/2013 | Clarence Thomas
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas ripped the media and took a subtle dig at President Obama during an CSPAN interview dated from April 9th. When asked about how he felt about the nation’s first black President, Barack Obama, Thomas said he always knew it would have to be a person who was “approved by the elites and the media” because if it was someone who they didn’t agree with, that person would be picked apart.
  • Agitators Fail to Injure in Latest Rock Attacks

    04/16/2013 5:08:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/13
    Dozens of agitators emanating from the Palestinian Authority ruled zones threw rocks and bricks at residents of Yitzhar. The incident took place Tuesday afternoon. The spokesperson of the Yitzhar community council stated that security forces are pursuing the suspect...
  • Police Accused of ‘Appealing to Media’ in Teen’s Arrest

    03/19/2013 4:43:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/3/13 | Elad Benari
    The Jerusalem Magistrates’ Court has rejected a request from police to keep a high school student in jail after he came under suspicion in an attack. Police argued that if the student were released, he could tamper with evidence. The student is one of multiple Jewish teens arrested after a Jewish boy threw rocks at an Arab teacher two weeks ago in Jerusalem. Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir accused the Jerusalem Police of being motivated solely by a desire to appeal to the media. “There is no logic in arresting a suspect two weeks after the alleged offense and then requesting a...
  • Little Adelle Still Hanging between Life and Death

    03/16/2013 3:59:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/3/13 | Gil Ronen
    A Jewish baby targeted by Arab terrorists continues to fight for her life. Two-year-old Adelle Biton was hurt Thursday when the car she was in veered off the road and into a truck that was standing on the road's shoulder, as a result of an ambush by Arab youths. The Arabs were hurling rocks at passing cars on the Trans-Samaria Highway (Route 5), at the Gitai Avisar Junction near Ariel. Adelle's mother, Advah, who was driving the car, also suffered moderate to serious injuries, and two of Adelle's sisters, Naama (6) and Avigayil (4), were moderately wounded. Adelle underwent a...
  • The Art of Rock Balancing by Michael Grab

    03/09/2013 7:38:04 AM PST · by Twotone · 21 replies
    Twistedsifter.com ^ | January 2, 2013 | Michael Grab
    Michael Grab is an artist that has been ‘rock balancing‘ since 2008. Much of his recent work has been done around the Boulder, Colorado area. Grab finds the process both spiritual and therapeutic. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains:
  • Video: Arabs Chased Away from Jewish Outpost

    02/07/2013 4:21:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    About 200 Arabs from the village of Urif in the Binyamin region took advantage of the snow last weekend to penetrate into the perimeter of a Jewish outpost near Yitzhar. The outpost only held a small number of boys at the time. Video ..... "In accordance with instructions for all of Judea and Samaria's hot spots," he added, "security forces must only use riot dispersal gear against the rioters, who are not afraid to throw back the gas canisters that were fired at them, alongside with rocks."
  • Jewish Shepherds Rescue Stolen Sheep from Armed Men

    12/19/2012 1:33:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/12
    Jewish shepherds rescued a group of stolen sheep who were taken by armed men from the PA Authority regions. Levi Zohar told Arutz Sheva news that infiltrators had cut through the fences to the the Sde Bar youth farm in the Gush Etzion region of Judea. The sheep were discovered in a cave about 15 kilometers away guarded by two armed men. The farmers chased them away with rocks and retrieved the sheep. .....
  • Border Patrol: Agents fire shots after rock attack

    07/08/2012 11:23:47 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-8-12 | paul weber
    SAN ANTONIO—U.S. Border Patrol agents opened fire Saturday along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border after being pelted by rocks and having a gunman point a weapon in their direction on the Mexican side of the river, an agency spokesman said. Spokesman Henry Mendiola said no Border Patrol agents were injured in the incident Saturday near Brownsville. He did not know if anyone else was hurt. He said the Mexican government had been notified and was responding to the area. The FBI also was investigating. The Border Patrol released little details about the morning gunfire, including what the suspects...
  • IDF Officer Suspended for Firing on Attackers

    06/12/2012 12:18:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/6/12 | Maayana Miskin
    An IDF commander has been suspended over a video that shows him throwing rocks and firing his gun in response to a violent attack from Palestinian Authority protesters. The video was shot on Friday outside the PA town of Nabi Saleh, north of Jerusalem. The area is the scene of weekly riots. PA men began lobbing heavy stones at the commander and his soldiers. Similar attacks have caused injury to soldiers in the past, including wounds requiring hospitalization and even death. In response, the commander first used a smoke grenade, then began lobbing stones at the rioters in return. When...
  • (pic) What Do You Fill Your Head With?

    05/21/2012 4:20:36 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-21-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Clashes at border crossing

    10/18/2011 5:51:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18/10/11
    Rock fest as Arabs waiting at border crossing find out the released will be crossing at a different point. http://www.reuters.com/video/2011/10/18/clashes-at-west-bank-prisoner-border-cro?videoId=223641934
  • The Strange Rubbing Boulders of the Atacama

    10/11/2011 3:03:04 PM PDT · by decimon · 22 replies
    Geological Society of America ^ | October 11, 2011 | Unknown
    Boulder, CO, USA – A geologist's sharp eyes and upset stomach has led to the discovery, and almost too-close encounter, with an otherworldly geological process operating in a remote corner of northern Chile's Atacama Desert. The sour stomach belonged to University of Arizona geologist Jay Quade. It forced him and his colleagues Peter Reiners and Kendra Murray to stop their truck at a lifeless expanse of boulders which they had passed before without noticing anything unusual. "I had just crawled underneath the truck to get out of the sun," Quade said. The others had hiked off to look around, as...
  • Woman in Labor Survives PA Lynch Attempt

    10/08/2011 6:00:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/10/11 | Maayana Miskin
    Palestinian Authority terrorists continued their attacks on innocent Jewish motorists over Yom Kippur, this time attacking a woman in labor and her husband as they rushed to the hospital. The husband, Ariel Goldman of Pnei Kedem, told Arutz Sheva that the two were lucky to escape with their lives. Their ordeal began near Har Homa at 2:30 a.m., as they drove to Hadassah Ein Karem hospital in Jerusalem. Suddenly, they encountered a point in the road that had been blocked by large stones. As Goldman slowed the car, looking for a way around the trap, several Palestinian Authority terrorists jumped...
  • San Diego boy throwing rocks hit by crossbow bolt

    08/30/2011 12:32:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 92 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 30, 2011
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego police say a boy throwing rocks at vehicles was struck in the abdomen by a crossbow bolt fired by a passenger in small sport utility vehicle. Officer Dino Delimitros says the boy and a friend were throwing rocks in the Linda Vista neighborhood Monday afternoon when a passenger in a black Toyota RAV4 pulled out a crossbow and fired.
  • Boy Injured by Crossbow After Throwing Rocks at Cars

    08/30/2011 11:23:33 AM PDT · by rawhide · 127 replies
    laist.com ^ | 8-30-11 | Jessica Pauline Ogilvie
    Throwing rocks at cars has never been a good idea, but for one San Diego kid, the dangerous pastime almost turned deadly: a passing motorist decided that what the boy was doing was so uncool, it warranted him being shot with a crossbow. The boy, whose name and age haven't been released, was tossing rocks at passing vehicles on Monday outside his home in Loma Vista with a friend, reports the San Diego Union Tribue. At a certain point, the driver of a black Toyota RAV4 pulled over, whipped out a crossbow and fired hitting the boy in the abdomen....
  • Bedouins Break Jew’s Leg at Eastern Outpost

    07/03/2011 1:14:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/11 | Gil Ronen
    Two Bedouins threw rocks Saturday at Jews who live at the Geon HaYarden outpost in the eastern Binyamin region, overlooking the Jordan valley. One of the Jews, aged 19, suffered a broken leg. A Magen David Adom ambulance from nearby Kochav HaShachar evacuated him to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, in light to moderate condition. Another youth, who is 17, was lightly hurt and treated on the spot. Police were alerted to the scene and began searching for the Bedouin attackers, but were unable to find them. At the same time they found that one of the Jewish youths present was...
  • Second Temple Mount Rock Attack

    06/12/2011 1:39:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/6/11 | Gavriel Queennan
    Arab youths Sunday morning hurled stones at Jewish worshipers who ascended the Temple Mount. The attack came just two days after Friday afternoon's stone throwing incident which forced the Israel Police to storm Judaism's holiest site. Yoel Keren, a Land of Israel activist and regular visitor on the Temple Mount, told Israel National News that the attack came during his weekly ascent. "It was the morning aliyah, my regular Sunday time, around 7:45," Keren related. "We went up... myself, attorney Baruch Ben Yosef, and four female [Jewish] worshipers." Keren said the group was accompanied by a member of the Israel...
  • Palestinians, Israeli troops clash over teen death (barf alert)

    05/15/2011 1:23:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 14/5/11 | Karin Laub
    JERUSALEM -Masked Palestinians whirling slingshots clashed with Israeli riot police in two Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem on Saturday after the shooting death of a teenage stone thrower. It was a sign of rising tensions on the eve of Palestinian commemorations of their uprooting during Israel's 1948 creation. The possibility of escalation comes at a critical time for U.S. Mideast policy. President Barack Obama's envoy to the region, George Mitchell, resigned Friday, and the U.S. president may now have to retool the administration's incremental approach to peacemaking. Obama is to deliver a Mideast policy speech in the coming week. Mitchell held...
  • Debt warning rocks US economy

    04/18/2011 9:21:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/18/11 | Paul Handley - AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has cut the outlook on US sovereign debt to "negative", raising doubts about Washington's ability to tackle its huge debt and fiscal deficits. The move, the first time S&P has ever placed such a warning on the US's gold-standard AAA rating, raised the stakes as Washington's political leaders began grappling over how to address the government's yawning budget shortfall over the long term. Administration officials said S&P "underestimates" political leaders' ability to agree a path out of the country's worst financial jam since the 1930s. But S&P said it could not foresee...
  • Pro-Mubarak groups lobbing rocks at protesters

    02/02/2011 8:35:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    JPOST ^ | 2/2/11 | MELANIE LIDMAN, JPOST CORRESPONDENT AND AP
    Gov't supporters take over army vehicles, throw rocks at protesters from surrounding buildings, according to reports; gun shots heard at Tahrir square after protests turn violent; over 100 reported injured. Pro-Mubarak groups took over three army vehicles and lobbed rocks and other items at anti-government protestors from surrounding buildings, amid clashes that have been raging at Tahrir Square since Wednesday afternoon, Al-Jazeera reported. Witnesses at Tahrir Square also said they heard several shots fired into the air, according to the report. Earlier Wednesday, protests in Cairo turned violent, with protesters throwing large rocks at each other as pro-Mubarak demonstrators tore...
  • Mexican teen dies after Arizona border incident

    01/06/2011 7:59:47 AM PST · by La Lydia · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 5, 2011
    NOGALES, Ariz. – A Mexican teenager who threw rocks at Border Patrol agents in the Arizona city of Nogales died early Wednesday, but the manner of death is now in dispute. A Mexican official said 17-year-old Ramses Barron Torres died after he fell from a border fence and hit his head on a rock. But state police in Sonora, across the border from Arizona, said companions of the Barron Torres claim he was shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Calls to Border Patrol officials weren't immediately returned Wednesday night. An FBI spokesman declined to release details of the investigation....
  • God and Rocks, Barbers and Haircuts.

    12/13/2010 4:43:02 AM PST · by grassboots.org
    www.caffeinatedtheology.com ^ | 12/10/10 | David Shedlock
    Can God build a rock big enough that even He can’t lift it? This is a foolish question tempters and amateur atheists ask. Their intent is not to ask whether “omnipotent” is the best theological term to describe God’s power, but to tempt believers to question God’s existence. This is not an existence-of-God problem. It is really just a “trick question” of the same sort when one asks a righteous man if he has stopped beating his wife. That question contains an unproved premise and therefore cannot be answered “logically”. Another example from philosophy illustrates the real problem. Suppose...
  • Mexican Man Found Guilty of Assault on Two Border Patrol Agents and Illegal Re-Entry...

    09/05/2010 11:16:19 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    PHOENIX.FBI.GOV - DOJ Press Release ^ | September 3, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Mexican Man Found Guilty of Assault on Two Border Patrol Agents and Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation TUCSON—Jaime Martinez-Garcia, 26, of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, was found guilty of two counts of assault on a federal officer and one count of illegal re-entry after deportation by a federal jury in Tucson on August 31, 2010. The case was tried before United States District Court Judge David C. Bury. The defendant remains in custody pending sentencing. “In Arizona, Border Patrol Agents risk their lives on a daily basis patrolling in remote desert canyons and other harsh...
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, May 23-29, 2010: By the Seashore

    05/28/2010 9:20:20 PM PDT · by cogitator · 9 replies · 544+ views
    Flickr ^ | Hogne
    Norwegian coast (click for full size) Adriatic coast (click for full size) Another on the Adriatic, under moonlight
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Jan. 10-16, 2010: Dolly Sods

    01/15/2010 8:17:18 PM PST · by cogitator · 6 replies · 707+ views
    Various
    Tried to come up with something different, so I went with something local over in West Virginia. I've been here a couple of times. Nice hiking. In the fall, some of the brush turns this incredible shade of red. Click 'em all for 2x bigger. Bear Rocks Elakala Falls (not far from Blackwater Falls)
  • Man Hit with Rocks After Twin Cities Gay Pride Parade (attacked by Somali youths)

    07/01/2009 5:34:12 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 55 replies · 2,107+ views
    KSTP News ^ | 01 July 09 | Nicole Muehlhausen
    A St. Louis Park man says he was taunted and pelted with rocks after he left the Twin Cities Gay Pride Parade, and the attack was caught on camera. The video has already received 1,800 views after it was posted Monday on YouTube. The clip shows boys and teenagers trailing 37-year-old Adam Schreifels and taunting him after learning he's gay. "We hate fags, disgusting. Just very inappropriate things to be saying," Schreifels said. He says while he was shocked by the comments, he wasn’t scared. "Some of them threw rocks. At first, I got defensive. Then I thought okay, they...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, May 3-9, 2009: Elephant Rocks State Park, Missouri

    05/07/2009 8:47:02 PM PDT · by cogitator · 11 replies · 809+ views
    Various
    A continuation of an irregular series of geological features in state parks: this one is Elephant Rocks State Park in Missouri. Please read my notes after the final image. Elephant Rocks State Park General Information Park Map Click for full-size. Click for full-size. Same view, different season This last image comes from a revelatory Web site, by Scott Haefner: Scott Haefner photographyHe has a huge variety of photographs (most of which could be ordered as prints), and you have GOT to see his Bubble 360 panoramas! Links to the panoramas are on the home page. To get to images organized...
  • Four Arrested in SF Anti-War Protests

    03/21/2009 6:00:23 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 8 replies · 612+ views
    www.ktvu.com ^ | 3/21/09 | unknown
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Four protesters were arrested during an anti-war protest at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco this afternoon, San Francisco police said. San Francisco police spokeswoman Sgt. Lyn Tomioka said three women and one man were arrested and taken into custody at about 2:30 p.m. A boy carrying a backpack filled with rocks was also taken into custody after one of the rocks he was allegedly throwing hit an officer. Tomioka said he was freed by a group of protesters. One officer was kicked and another bitten, Tomioka said. Copyright 2009 by KTVU.com and Bay City News....
  • Rocks Found That Could Store Greenhouse Gas (ultramafic rock & a process called mineral carbonation)

    03/09/2009 12:43:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 786+ views
    LiveScience.com on Yahoo ^ | 3/9/09 | LiveScience
    Geologists have mapped 6,000 miles of large rock formations in the United States that could be used to store some of the excess carbon dioxide building up in Earth's atmosphere. The carbon dioxide released by fossil fuel burning has been continually accumulating in the atmosphere since the start of the Industrial Revolution. ... Scientists and engineers have proposed several ways to artificially trap and store some of this excess carbon dioxide in underground aquifers and other large rock formations. Now scientists at Columbia University's Earth Institute and the U.S. Geological Survey have surveyed the United States and found 6,000 square...
  • Ky. Attorney General Sues Ohio Over Rock Squabble

    02/04/2009 10:29:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 893+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 3, 2009 | JOE BIESK
    The fight over a rock that lay for years at the bottom of the Ohio River spilled into federal court Tuesday when Kentucky sued an Ohio city, seeking the boulder's return. Attorney General Jack Conway sued the city of Portsmouth, Ohio, and three men in federal court Tuesday over the 8-ton boulder known as Indian Head Rock. The lawsuit seeks the rock's return to Kentucky and the cost of damages. The historic rock bears numerous carvings of initials, names and a crude face and once jutted above the surface of the river, serving as a navigation marker for boaters. However,...
  • Is there a Freeper Geologist?

    11/05/2008 4:20:40 PM PST · by Battle Axe · 61 replies · 2,052+ views
    11/5/08 | Battle Axe
    I was picking up some field stone and found a very strange rock that could be an egg. It was broken open and there is something inside. I do not know how to put a picture on FR. I need the services of a Geologist. Is there one here?
  • Sinise Rocks Pentagon, Supports Troops (LT Dan)

    05/16/2008 5:00:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 151+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 16, 2008 – Award-winning actor and part-time rocker Gary Sinise and the "Lt. Dan Band” jammed for a standing-room-only crowd in the courtyard of the Pentagon today. Hollywood actor and part-time rocker Gary Sinise performs at the 4th Annual America Supports You Military Tribute Concert as part of the Military Appreciation Month celebrations. Sinise and “The Lt. Dan Band” jammed for a standing-room-only crowd packed into the courtyard of the Pentagon. Defense Dept. photo by Fred W. Baker III  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Rocking at the Pentagon,” Sinise exclaimed mid-set for a much-appreciative audience. The...
  • Mysterious Meteorites Stymie Scientists

    03/12/2008 5:19:46 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 1,029+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 3-12-2008 | Mysterious Meteorites Stymie Scientists
    Mysterious Meteorites Stymie Scientists Anne Minard for National Geographic NewsMarch 12, 2008 A pair of mysterious meteorites discovered in Antarctica is baffling scientists who are struggling to determine the origin of the space rocks. The meteorites, dubbed GRA 06128 and GRA 06129, were found in the Graves Nunataks region of Antarctica in 2006 (see an interactive map of Antarctica). The rocks were oddly rusty and salty and smelled like rotten eggs, its discoverers said. Initially, a team at the University of New Mexico (UNM) caused a stir when its analysis hinted that the pair may hail from Venus or the...
  • ONE GAZAN WHO COULDN'T CROSS THE BORDER (Throw stones get shot)

    01/29/2008 12:05:22 PM PST · by tobyhill · 20 replies · 88+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/29/2208 | Martin Fletcher
    KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza – Yusuf Tayem is a victim, yet he is ultimately a story of inspiration. In some ways, he's a victim of his environment – both Palestinian rhetoric and Israeli occupation – encouraged him to throw stones at Israeli soldiers. All the kids did on the way back from school. In America, kids may ride a skateboard home. In Gaza in 2001, kids threw stones. One day, the stone-throwing turned especially nasty and an Israeli soldier fired back, shooting Yusuf, who was 12 years old at the time, through the neck, leaving him paralyzed below the waist. That's...
  • Pop Up Video: Huckabee Rocks

    01/11/2008 12:52:07 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 2 replies · 50+ views
    See video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o1cNQ92W5w
  • Rocks replace iPods in Texas Target stores

    10/09/2007 12:09:21 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies · 508+ views
    Mac News Network ^ | 10/8/2007
    Two Texas Target stores have served as scenes of embarrassment for the brick-and-mortar retail chain after an angry mother discovered rocks inside the box that was supposed to contain a shiny new $350 iPod. The box, which weighed as much as the iPod it was supposed to contain, was destined as a birthday gift to her teenage daughter. Upon returning to the store, Target employees believed the story but said they were sold out of that particular iPod model and that the woman was not allowed a refund in cash because she had purchased the device on her Target card....
  • Russia's Arctic Claim Backed By Rocks, Officials Say

    09/21/2007 3:21:12 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 81+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 9-21-2007 | Richard A Lovett
    Russia's Arctic Claim Backed By Rocks, Officials Say Richard A. Lovett for National Geographic News September 21, 2007 Rock samples retrieved last month from beneath the Arctic Ocean indicate that the North Pole is part of Mother Russia, the Russian government announced yesterday. The Russians contend that the Lomonosov Ridge, an undersea structure running across the Arctic Ocean beneath the pole, is a geological extension of the Russian region of Siberia. Under international law, Russia could lay claim to the potentially oil-rich seabed under the Arctic ice if it can prove that the ridge is part of the country's continental...
  • Huge explosion rocks Midtown Manhattan

    07/18/2007 5:29:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1,943+ views
    7Online.com ^ | June 18, 2007 | staff
    (New York - WABC, June 18, 2007) - A large steam explosion struck Midtown Manhattan on the east side Wednesday evening. Subway service through Grand Central is affected. There have been 12 confirmed injuries. It happened near 41st Street between 3rd and Lexington Avenue. The entire area from 41st Street to 47 Street in and around Third Avenue and Park Avenue has been evacuated and closed. The NYPD says a steam pipe exploded at 6:10 p.m. People were seen running from the scene, screaming and shouting amid an enormous roaring sound and a plume of steam and flying rubble. It...
  • Police: Ark. Boy Shot for Throwing Rocks

    06/26/2007 2:27:08 PM PDT · by highimpact · 27 replies · 697+ views
    AP via Breitbart.com ^ | 6/26/07 | staff
    EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - A man irritated by children throwing rocks at his house shot and killed a 9-year-old boy, police said Tuesday. Officers were called shortly Monday afternoon and found Demotric Moore with a gunshot wound to the neck. The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital. Officers saw Jonathan Watts, 50, inside his home, ordered him to the ground and arrested him. "I've had it with these kids and the rock throwing," Watts said as he was being handcuffed, El Dorado police Capt. David Smith said. Watts told officers that he'd thrown the gun away. Initial calls...
  • America Supports You: Charlie Daniels Band Rocks New River

    05/21/2007 5:17:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 296+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 21, 2007 – The devil may have gone down to Georgia, but Charlie Daniels stopped off at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., to show his appreciation to the servicemembers stationed there May 16. Charlie Daniels plays his legendary licks for about 5,500 servicemembers, families and friends at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., May 16. Spirit of America brought the band to the station to play for Marines from New River and nearby Camp Lejeune. About 70 wounded Marines attached to Wounded Warrior Battalion East at Camp Lejeune were guests of honor at the...
  • America Supports You: John Mellencamp Rocks Walter Reed

    04/29/2007 10:28:12 AM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 947+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Fred W. Baker III
    WASHINGTON, April 29, 2007 – Popular rock musician John Mellencamp took to the stage at Walter Reed Army Medical Center April 27 and delivered his trademark Americana singing style as a tribute to the wounded soldiers who inspired him at the hospital. John Mellencamp, right, sings at Walter Reed Army Medical Center at a free performance for wounded warriors, family and staff April 27, 2007. About 200 wounded soldiers, family members and hospital staff attended the event, providing a small but energetic crowd. Defense Dept. photo by Fred W. Baker III  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The down-home...
  • 'Palestinians' using own "civilians" as shields, the BBC & Throwing stones at civilians

    04/18/2007 5:28:29 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 278+ views
    'Palestinians' using own "civilians" as shields, the BBC & Throwing stones at civilians 'Palestinians' using own "civilians" as shields, the BBC & Throwing stones at civilians The BBC who is still in the mess of the docementation in it's Arabist twisted biased & often bigoted views against Israel, has an article about "human shields". What? you though they were talking about "Palestinian" Arabs ALWAYS using their OWN civilians? http://geocities.com/palestiniansarelies/HumanShields.html ? Nope they are obsessed with those [unusual] stories as IF IDF uses (rarely) 'Palestinian' civilians to shield themselves... which doesn't make too much sense, since the Arabs are the...
  • The Latest: Agent kills man with assault rifle

    03/27/2007 7:59:44 PM PDT · by Ajnin · 69 replies · 1,209+ views
    Imperial Valley Press ^ | March 27, 2007 | Jose Maria Guijarro
    CALEXICO - U.S. Border Patrol officials confirmed Tuesday the man who was shot near the Mexican border on the west side of Calexico died at El Centro Regional Medical Center, where he was transferred after the incident. The man, whose identity and legal status in the United States has yet to be determined, was shot once with an M-4 assault rifle, which is a condensed version of an M-16, Border Patrol Agent David Kim said. An M-4 is one of three standard-issue service weapons provided to agents by the Border Patrol. Kim said agents saw the man, along with a...
  • Sea floor records ancient Earth

    03/23/2007 11:06:03 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 66 replies · 4,679+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 23 March 2007, 09:09 GMT | Jonathan Fildes Science and technology reporter, BBC News
    The ancient sea floor was discovered in southwest Greenland A sliver of four-billion-year-old sea floor has offered a glimpse into the inner workings of an adolescent Earth.The baked and twisted rocks, now part of Greenland, show the earliest evidence of plate tectonics, colossal movements of the planet's outer shell. Until now, researchers were unable to say when the process, which explains how oceans and continents form, began. The unique find, described in the journal Science, shows the movements started soon after the planet formed. "Since the plate tectonic paradigm is the framework in which we interpret all modern-day geology,...
  • Ancient Rocks Show How Young Earth Avoided Becoming Giant Snowball

    02/05/2007 2:38:10 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 765+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-5-2007 | University Of Chicago
    Source: University of Chicago Date: February 5, 2007 Ancient Rocks Show How Young Earth Avoided Becoming Giant Snowball Science Daily — A greenhouse gas that has become the bane of modern society may have saved Earth from completely freezing over early in the planet's history, according to the first detailed laboratory analysis of the world's oldest sedimentary rocks. A rock from a banded iron formation in northern Quebec, Canada. The bands vary in thickness from approximately 10 microns (less than the width of a human hair), to 10 meters (30 feet). This sample is measures a few inches across. At...
  • Photos from Mars' Victoria Crater (Caution: Photo-intense)

    10/06/2006 11:59:34 AM PDT · by DoctorMichael · 81 replies · 4,747+ views
    NASA ^ | 10/6/06 | NASA
    Photo shows the area in which Opportunity landed, the track outlined path it took over two years to negotiate 6 miles of desert to Victoria Crater Victoria Crater. The Mars-orbiting NASA satellite took a picture as it passed Victoria Crater and actually captured the Rover sitting on the edge of the crater.........A blow-up of the satellite photo showing Opportunity sitting on the crater's rim False color looking North to Cape Verde; great rock layers to explore. Looking Southeast across Duck Bay.