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  • Health insurance isn't a year-round thing anymore

    04/04/2014 8:09:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    ap ^ | 4/4/14 | CONNIE CASS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Here's more fallout from the health care law: Until now, customers could walk into an insurance office or go online to buy standard health care coverage any time of year. Not anymore. Many people who didn't sign up during the government's open enrollment period that ended Monday will soon find it difficult or impossible to get insured this year, even if they go directly to a private company and money is no object. For some it's already too late. With limited exceptions, insurers are refusing to sell to individuals after the enrollment period for HealthCare.gov and the...
  • Ancient tablet suggests Noah’s Ark was round

    01/24/2014 4:52:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/24/14 | Jill Lawless
    LONDON — It was a vast boat that saved two of each animal and a handful of humans from a catastrophic flood. But forget all those images of a long vessel with a pointy bow — the original Noah’s Ark, new research suggests, was round. A recently deciphered 4,000-year-old tablet from ancient Mesopotamia — modern-day Iraq — reveals striking new details about the roots of the Old Testament tale of Noah. It tells a similar story, complete with detailed instructions for building a giant round vessel known as a coracle — as well as the key instruction that animals should...
  • Governor Cuomo Signs NY Safe Act in Rochester

    01/19/2013 11:04:23 PM PST · by Rabin · 18 replies
    governor.ny ^ | January 16, 2013 | Andrew M. Cuomo - Governor
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today traveled to Rochester to sign the NY SAFE Act (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) that will give New York State the power to keep guns out of the hands of potential, felons and/or, potentially dangerous "mental health patients"... New York will ban any weapon without a magazine, as well as any magazine capable of containing a round. Also require, instant background checks on each round ammunition purchases at the time of sale.. The legislation will allow authorities to track ammunition purchases in real time to alert law enforcement , will closes a private sale...
  • GIs testing 'smart' weapons that leave nowhere to hide

    11/17/2010 1:38:25 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 11/15/2010 | Stars and Stripes
    The combat zone just got a little more high-tech as soldiers in Afghanistan began testing and training on five prototype weapons that fire smart bullets. Army officials are calling the XM25 Counter Defilade Targeting Engagement System revolutionary since it is the first time soldiers will have a smart weapon in their hands. Smart weapons have some form of a processing unit that allows them to be self-guided or, in this case, have self-adjusting sights and programmable rounds. The XM25 — which is not much bigger than a standard service rifle — fires 25 mm rounds that can be programmed to...
  • Immigrants start new round of demonstrations

    09/01/2006 9:08:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 507+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/1/06 | Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Pro-immigration activists took to the streets of Chicago on Friday, in the first of a week of marches nationwide to step up pressure on a returning U.S. Congress to move forward with a stalled immigration overhaul. Dozens of marchers waving U.S., Mexican and other flags set off from Chinatown, at the start of a four-day trek to the district offices in Batavia, Illinois, of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert, a Republican. Organizers said they planned to make the 50-mile (80-km) trek in stages, holding rallies along the way. They hope to pressure Hastert to push...
  • Joint Search of Farmland Yields Mortar Round

    02/27/2006 4:29:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 303+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski
    U.S. Army Sgt. Steven Gonzales, a combat engineer assigned to E Company, 1-68 Combined Arms Battalion, unearths a 155mm round buried in a field in south Muqdadiyah, Iraq, during Operation Dirty Harry, Feb. 20, 2006. U.S Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski More Photos Operation Dirty Harry Joint Search of Farmland Yields Mortar Round By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment MUQDADIYAH, Iraq, Feb. 27, 2006 — As part of continuous efforts to thwart anti-Iraqi forces and find hidden weapons caches, Operation “Dirty Harry” recently searched a neighborhood and farmlands in south Muqdadiya...
  • Round demolishes from inside out

    12/01/2005 4:17:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 29 replies · 929+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Jonathan Agg
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (Dec. 1, 2005) -- The Marine Corps’ newest addition to the Shoulder Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon family of munitions, designed to root out al Qaeda and Taliban forces in the caves of Afghanistan, is proving its worth on the streets of Fallujah and elsewhere in Iraq. Although the SMAW-Novel Explosive round functions just like the 21-year-old SMAW High Explosive Dual-Purpose round, the SMAW-NE boasts a much larger explosive fill. The SMAW-NE contains four pounds of PBXN-113, an aluminized high explosive composition with similar characteristics to the 2.4-pound load of Aluminized Composition A3 fill in the...
  • This chip makes sure you always buy your round

    01/16/2005 1:24:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies · 1,190+ views
    Observer (U.K.) ^ | January 16, 2005 | Lorna Martin
    The old excuse 'I've left my wallet at home' will soon no longer hold when it's your round. A nightclub is about to offer its regulars the option of having a microchip implanted in their arm that will obviate the need to carry cash or plastic. Queuing for entry or a drink at the bar would also become a thing of the past when the 'digital wallet' is introduced by Bar Soba in Glasgow. The chip is already proving popular with VIP members at two nightclubs in Barcelona and Rotterdam. While the concept strikes critics as Orwellian, others believe that,...
  • Muslims Round On 'British Way' Minister

    11/21/2003 6:32:30 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 158+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-22-2003 | George Jones
    Muslims round on 'British way' minister By George Jones, Political Editor (Filed: 22/11/2003) A Foreign Office minister caused outrage yesterday when he told Muslims they must make a choice between the "British way" of political dialogue and Islamic terrorism. The comments by Denis MacShane, which came the day after 27 people died in two bomb blasts at Istanbul, were described as "outrageous" and "disgraceful". Mr MacShane urged imams and other Muslim leaders to use "clearer, stronger language" to speak out against terrorism. "It is time for the elected and community leaders of British Muslims to make a choice: it is...
  • Clinton Rallies Round California's Davis

    08/06/2003 5:55:27 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 314+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-7-2003 | Hugh Davies
    Clinton rallies round California's Davis By Hugh Davies (Filed: 07/08/2003) Bill Clinton has become a behind-the-scenes adviser to California's Democratic governor, Gray Davis. Mr Clinton is becoming a regular visitor to Los Angeles and is said to be "micro-managing" Mr Davis's fight to survive a recall election in October. The ex-president is seen as determined to use all his efforts to keep the Republicans from grabbing power in a state that is often crucial in influencing the outcome of presidential campaigns. His wife, Hillary, now a senator, is teeing herself up to run for election as America's first woman president...
  • Bush gun control plan is threat to homeland security

    04/27/2003 10:35:57 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 96 replies · 747+ views
    www.lp.org ^ | 4.24.03 | libertarian party
    WASHINGTON, DC -- President Bush's support for renewing a Clinton administration ban on so-called assault rifles sends the wrong message to terrorists and other criminals, Libertarians say. "Politicians who want to disarm vulnerable Americans at a time like this are a threat to homeland security," said Geoffrey Neale, Libertarian Party chairman. "The government simply can't protect everyone, all the time, but at least it can allow Americans to protect themselves." The 1994 assault weapons law, sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, and then-Rep. Charles Schumer, D-NY, banned the manufacture and importation of certain types of semi-automatic rifles and prohibited magazines...
  • US To Round Up All Muslim And Arab Asylum-Seekers

    03/18/2003 6:50:26 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 215+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 3-19-2003 | Andrew Gumbel
    US to round up all Muslim and Arab asylum-seekers By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles 19 March 2003 The United States has ordered the detention of all political asylum-seekers from a long list of Arab and Muslim countries, infuriating immigrant advocates who say it violates international human rights law. The Department of Homeland Security announced the policy shift as part of its tightening of security in anticipation of a war with Iraq, codenamed Operation Liberty Shield. "Asylum applications from nations where al-Qa'ida, al-Qa'ida sympathisers and other terrorist groups are known to have operated will be detained for the duration of...
  • Kurds Flee As Iraqis Round Up Men Of Military Age

    03/14/2003 3:49:53 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 270+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 3-15-2003 | Patrick Cockburn
    Kurds flee as Iraqis round up men of military age By Patrick Cockburn in Qush Teppa, northern Iraq 15 March 2003 Kurds have started to flee the northern Iraqi oil province of Kirkuk to escape arrest by authorities, who have begun detaining men of military age to prevent a Kurdish rebellion when the US invades Iraq. "I ran away because Saddam's people are taking young men who could carry a gun in an uprising," said Zama Fathi, 23, a labourer, who reached Qush Teppa in Kurdish-held territory north of Kirkuk yesterday. "People just disappear." At least a thousand Kurds have...