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  • Two Black Assassins Try To Kill Durham, NC Cop On Christmas. National Media Silent.

    12/28/2014 7:01:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    johncardillo.com ^ | 12/28/14 | john cardillo
    A Durham, NC Police Officer narrowly escaped death Christmas night when two Black would be assassins fired six shots at him in an incident eerily reminiscent of the murders of NYPD Officers Liu and Ramos. Officer J.T. West was sitting in his patrol car completing a report when he noticed two suspicious men approaching from behind his vehicle. West exited his vehicle to speak with the men when one drew a gun and fired six rounds in his direction, striking his patrol car once. West returned fire with two rounds but it is unknown if he hit the shooters. The...
  • [Official Video] Silent Night (Live) - Pentatonix

    12/24/2014 6:54:18 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 9 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Nov 24, 2014 | PTXofficial
    [Official Video] Silent Night (Live) - Pentatonix - YouTube
  • Long Island School Removes Words From Silent Night – Too Offensive (Video)

    12/19/2013 7:04:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/19/13 | Silent Night
    For their Christmas Holiday concert Kings Park school in Long Island cut several religious references from their music. It was too offensive. It’s an Obama world. “Silent Night” is now too offensive to sing at school. CBS Local reported: The song “Silent Night” is at the heart of a concert controversy on Long Island. Kings Park school officials removed several religious references, including “Holy infant” and “Christ the Savior,” from the popular Christmas carol before a student concert last week, WCBS 880′s Mike Xirinachs reported. The intent was to avoid offending non-Christians, but the change left others upset. “I’m not...
  • Why a nervous Hillary Clinton is remarkably silent on Syria

    08/31/2013 12:58:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/30/13 | Nile Gardiner
    **SNIP** I suspect a number of factors are behind Hillary Clinton’s reticence. Firstly, a US military intervention in the Syrian civil war is strongly opposed by the vast majority of the American public. A recent poll showed just nine percent of Americans backing US military involvement. She probably doesn’t see another war in the Muslim world as a vote winner in 2016. Secondly, she may well be harbouring doubts over the White House approach, which beyond the talk of airstrikes, lacks a coherent strategy, and the president hasn’t exactly made a clear-cut case that taking America to war in Syria...
  • Sociopaths and Democrats

    08/08/2013 12:09:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    As Ariel Castro, the convicted kidnapper, rapist and baby killer, shuffled off in chains to the hoosegow, I thought why was there so little reportage or commentary about his idiotic statement made in an Ohio courtroom. Is it because the man himself is so repugnant? Is it because his transgressions against society are so repulsive? I think it is both and one thing more. Americans have heard all this claptrap before. We are familiar with the rumblings of a sociopath. A sociopath, in plain language unadorned by the psychiatrists' hocus-pocus, is a person who does not know right from wrong,...
  • Supreme Court to consider if silence can be evidence of guilt

    01/20/2013 6:08:09 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 171 replies
    Al' Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:48pm EST
    Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether a suspect's refusal to answer police questions prior to being arrested and read his rights can be introduced as evidence of guilt at his subsequent murder trial. Without comment, the court agreed to hear the appeal of Genovevo Salinas, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison for the December 1992 deaths of two brothers in Houston.
  • Strassel: The Silent Second-Term Agenda

    08/28/2012 7:09:05 AM PDT · by Dysart · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8-23-12 | Kimberely A. Strassel
    BREAK The president has to date been unconcerned by how his agenda hurts congressional Democrats; he's unlikely to begin caring once he has been re-elected. Yet since the probable outcome of his approach would be continued gridlock, his real efforts will be devoted to fine-tuning the regulatory apparatus he has designed specifically to go around Congress—as the administration has done the past two years. The Environmental Protection Agency in particular will resurrect rules it delayed implementing before the election (see: costly ozone regulations) and move to take over new areas like natural-gas fracking. The same goes for other agencies, from...
  • Sipsey Street Exclusive: Meet the "Silent Speaker," whose foot is on the brake of the Gunwalker

    02/03/2012 3:04:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/3/12 | Dutchman 6
    The face of the Gunwalker Cover-up. No, not the one on the left, the one on the right with the big mallet. The night of the first day at Shiloh, when the battle had gone so very wrong for the Union, William Tecumseh Sherman encountered his commander Ulysses S. Grant under a tree, sheltering himself from the pouring rain. He was smoking a cigar while considering his losses and planning what had to be done for the following day. Sherman remarked, "Well, Grant, we've had the devil's own day, haven't we?" Grant looked up. "Yes," he replied, followed by a...
  • WH, Justice Dept. silent as 34 congressmen call for Holder’s resignation

    11/02/2011 9:29:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/2/11 | Matthew Boyle - Daily Caller
    There are now 34 members of Congress calling for Attorney General Eric Holder’s immediate resignation, as four more called for Holder to step down on Wednesday. The new members calling for Holder’s resignation are Republican Reps. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan, Diane Black of Tennessee, Bob Latta of Ohio and Kenny Marchant of Texas. “I call upon Attorney General Holder to resign his post as our nation’s top law enforcement official,” Marchant said .. “Ever since the first details of Operation Fast and Furious emerged, Attorney General Holder has been less than forthright with Congress as to his knowledge of Fast...
  • Reid, Pelosi silent on 'Jim Crow' accusations

    08/31/2011 2:17:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/31/11 | Jim Gehrke
    Democratic Congressional leadership remains silent about a Democratic congressman's claim that Tea Party members of Congress would "like to see [black Americans] hanging on a tree." The top-ranking Democrats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives - Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., - have not responded to The Washington Examiner's requests for comment on this issue. They have not supported or contradicted, or even acknowledged, the accusation leveled by Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., that their Tea Party colleagues in Congress would like to see Carson murdered. Repeated efforts...
  • Islamophobia-obsessed Media Silent on Anti-Semitic 'HateCrimes' at Indiana U

    12/08/2010 5:29:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/8/10 | Lachlan Markay
    Most Americans are probably unaware that Jews were the victims of more than eight times as many anti-religion hate crimes last year as were Muslims. And the reason is simple: anti-Muslim crimes receive far more media attention. Case in point: the media has been all but silent on a slew of anti-Semitic acts of vandalism at Indiana University, coinciding with the beginning of the celebration of Hanukkah (h/t Stephen Richer): A series of anti-Semitic acts of vandalism aimed at various Jewish facilities on and near campus has caused Indiana University police to contact local FBI officials and members of the...
  • Pres. Obama Still Silent on North Korea, Plans 'Written Statement' Sometime Later

    11/23/2010 4:09:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/23/10 | ataff
    In an earlier statement released before dawn, shortly after the attack, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called on North Korea to "to halt its belligerent action and to fully abide by the terms of the armistice agreement," the 1953 pact that ended the Korean War. Gibbs said the White House "is in close and continuing contact" with the South Korean government. "The United States is firmly committed to the defense of our ally, the Republic of Korea, and to the maintenance of regional peace and stability," he said.
  • Blagojevich Jury Holdout Remaining Silent Jurors Say One Woman Kept Them From Convicting On Senate

    08/19/2010 10:50:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    cbs2chicago ^ | 8/19/10 | Vince Gerasole & Jay Levine
    Chicago - Jurors who handed down a single guilty verdict against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich have said there was one hold out who kept them from convicting Blagojevich of one of the most serious allegations: that he tried to sell an appointment to the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama. Sources tell CBS 2 News that the holdout juror is Jo Ann Chiakulas, a retired state employee. She used to work for the Illinois Department of Public Health, had been a director of teen counseling for the Chicago Urban League
  • Face of Defense: Marine Shapes Silent Drill Platoon

    03/12/2010 3:54:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 693+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lance Cpl. Austin Hazard, USMC
    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz., March 12, 2010 – The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs around the world, demonstrating discipline, precision and dedication to tradition. As drill master for the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, Cpl. Robert Dominguez is tasked with memorizing, teaching and passing down the platoon’s unique drill manual, creating a new drill sequence for the platoon to perform each year, and selecting new members and the 24 Marines who will drill during performances. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin Hazard  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But who chooses these men? Who teaches...
  • Obama's silent war shocks Pakistan

    02/03/2010 5:21:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 561+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | 2/3/10 | Declan Walsh
    To many Pakistanis the most shocking aspect of the latest Taliban bombing was not the death toll, or the injuries inflicted on survivors, but the question that it raised: what was a team of American soldiers doing in a tense corner of North West Frontier province? In a way, the attack tugged the veil from a multi-faceted military assistance programme that, while not secret, is rarely publicised – by either side. President Obama's public aid to ­Pakistan is transparent: $1.5bn a year for the next five years, mainly to boost the civilian government. But behind the scenes the US is...
  • Networks Silent on President's Violation of Pledge Not to Raise Taxes on Middle Class

    11/12/2009 6:04:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 543+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/12/09 | Julia A. Seymour
    The media gave President Obama credit during the campaign for promising not to raise taxes on the middle class. He was on the trail in New Hampshire when he made a "firm pledge" not to raise taxes on any family "making less than $250,000 a year." Obama is doing his best to break that promise, but the network news media haven't bothered to report it. On Nov. 6 when he endorsed the tax increase-laden health care reform bill that the House of Representatives passed on Nov. 7, Obama violated his pledge.
  • Witnesses still keeping silent after W. Philly man gunned down in Darby

    09/23/2009 8:15:11 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 22 replies · 1,195+ views
    Delaware County Daily Times ^ | Wednesday, September 23, 2009 | Cindy Scharr
    For the second time this week, a man was shot to death before a crowd of people, none of whom are cooperating with police. Isaiah McLendon, 21, of West Philadelphia, was sitting on the steps of a friend’s house in the area of Third Street and Darby Terrace in Darby Borough around 10 p.m. Monday when an assailant walked up and began shooting, police said. Shot numerous times, McLendon was transported to a Philadelphia hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police. Investigators believe there were at least 50 witnesses to the shooting, but everyone interviewed by police has...
  • "Where's Nancy?"; Pelosi Silent While CA Health Care Crumbles ($243 Million in cuts)

    08/01/2009 1:29:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 851+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/29/09
    "Where's Nancy?"; Pelosi Silent While CA Health Care CrumblesGov. Schwarzenegger’s $243 Million Cuts in Health and Human Services Goes Unnoticed by California Congressional Delegation Speaker Leads Health Care Reform in the House, While the Children, Poor, Elderly and Ill of Her Own State Lose Their Health Care Safety Net Press Release Source: AIDS Healthcare Foundation On Wednesday July 29, 2009, 2:52 pm EDT WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the US’ largest AIDS organization as well as the operator of California’s largest alternative HIV testing program, is criticizing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (San Francisco, California – 8th District) today for her silence...
  • PCs to Be Seen, Not Heard

    12/10/2007 7:35:06 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 29 replies · 279+ views
    NYTimes.com ^ | Thursday, October 11, 2007 | PETER WAYNER
    JOSH SHENKLE knew that he couldn’t hook up any old PC to the 106-inch Panasonic projection television in his home theater. Most computers come with buzzing fans, whirring disk drives and whining capacitors that compete with the sound system. “After a while, the noise gets to you during quiet scenes,” he said. “It overwhelms you and takes you away from the movie.” Computer users who want silent offices and living rooms are starting to ask for quiet computers. Manufacturers are taking notice. Some new computers like the Apple iMac or the Alienware Area-51 7500 are marketed for their silence. A...
  • Airmen in Afghanistan Honor Veterans With Silent Vigil

    11/11/2007 2:46:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 135+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Michael Meridith, USAF
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Nov. 11, 2007 – Airmen here honored veterans past and present with a 10-hour silent vigil today. Senior Airman Michael Salansky, a member of the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, stands a silent vigil in Afghanistan in honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, 2007. Photo by Capt. Michael Meridith, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Following a formal wreath-laying ceremony, teams of two airmen -- a total of 80 in all -- stood at “parade rest” near the flagpole of Camp Cunningham here as a constant reminder of the significance of Veterans Day....
  • 'Silent' Abnormalties Lurk Within Ageing Brains

    10/31/2007 2:56:21 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 92+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10-31-2007 | Roxanne Khamsi
    'Silent' abnormalities lurk within ageing brains 21:00 31 October 2007 NewScientist.com news service Roxanne Khamsi One in eight people over 45 unknowingly has a brain abnormality such as weakened blood vessels, dead tissue or a tumour. That is the conclusion of a study of 2000 healthy participants, which found that a higher number than expected had an undiscovered brain lesion. The study by Aad van der Lugt at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam in the Netherlands and colleagues was designed to understand the risk factors for dementia in a population of seemingly healthy people aged 45 years and above....
  • Big Ben's bongs fall silent for repairs

    08/11/2007 9:25:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 496+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/11/07 | Raphael A. Satter - ap
    LONDON - Big Ben's bongs fell silent Saturday as workers rappelled down Parliament's iconic clock tower, beginning a month of maintenance work on the clock and its world-famous bell. Time briefly stood still as the clock's hands were frozen shortly after 8 a.m. They then were wound to 12 o'clock as a team of specialist "industrial rope-access technicians" descended to clean the clock's four latticework faces, part of maintenance ahead of its 150th anniversary in 2009. Although the clock soon will be ticking again, the famed bell that sounds the hour at Britain's Houses of Parliament will be silent for...
  • Jim Geraghty on "Voting to Kill" (Rush guest - 'silent majority will vote for national security')

    10/02/2006 5:10:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,597+ views
    Jim Geraghty on "Voting to Kill"October 2, 2006 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'd like to welcome to the program Jim Geraghty from National Review Online. He has a blog called The Kerry Spot, TKS. It's just a brilliant body of work. During the campaign of 2004 it was cited often by me -- not stolen by me, but cited often by me -- on this program. Jim has a book out called Voting to Kill. It's been out since September 19th. He went out and interviewed a number of Americans about the issues on their minds as the midterm elections come...
  • Pentagon silent on inquiry into Cunningham contracts

    08/04/2006 12:27:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 411+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 8/4/06 | Otto Kreisher - CNS
    WASHINGTON – Eight months after former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham confessed to taking massive bribes in exchange for providing at least $230 million in questionable defense and intelligence contracts, the Defense Department inspector general still has not determined whether any of those projects were improper. This week, the Pentagon announced that it would not renew one contract related to the scandal. But officials have been tight-lipped about the status of other taxpayer-funded work that may have been tainted, including a secret counterintelligence program. In fact, although several other Defense Department public affairs personnel and a congressional press aide have said...
  • Silent Thunder Memorial Honors Fallen from Iraq, Afghanistan

    07/02/2006 12:47:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 343+ views
    MANASSAS, Va., July 2, 2006 – Under the cover of darkness, more than 100 people lit candles June 28 during a vigil at the Silent Thunder Memorial for Freedom here, which is being built to honor the fallen from Iraq and Afghanistan. Kevin Roustazad, creator of the Silent Thunder Memorial for Freedom, chats with Beth Jones, 17, a member of the Navy Junior ROTC at Osbourn Park Senior High School in Manassas, Va., where she's a senior. Jones is holding the folded American flag for a June 28 candlelight vigil ceremony at the memorial. Photo by Rudi Williams  (Click photo...
  • RPT-US general invokes right in Iraq cases -paper

    01/12/2006 12:32:02 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 375+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - A U.S. Army general who rhelped set up operations at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has asserted his right not to incriminate himself in the courts-martial of two soldiers accused of mistreating detainees there, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The move by Major Gen. Geoffrey Miller is the first time he has indicated he might have information that could implicate him in wrongdoing, the newspaper said, citing military lawyers. Invoking the right does not legally imply guilt it said. It said the action came shortly after the commanding officer at Abu Ghraib, Col. Thomas...
  • CA: Silent minority: After election, Shriver's credibility enhanced

    12/02/2005 10:06:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 501+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/2/05 | Bill Ainsworth
    SACRAMENTO – California first lady Maria Shriver may be the only top political adviser to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to emerge from the special election with her popularity and credibility enhanced. Her secret? Silence. During his "year of reform," Schwarzenegger and his campaign advisers made wildly optimistic claims of victory and inaccurate assessments of the popularity of his four ballot measures. Shriver never spoke about his initiatives. Now, that conspicuous silence may become her greatest asset, paving the way for her to play an influential role in Schwarzenegger's effort to create and communicate a more bipartisan approach to governing as he...
  • Bin Laden silent as Zarqawi steps up

    11/11/2005 9:03:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies · 1,662+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/11/05 | Mark Trevelyan,
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Why has Osama bin Laden gone silent? While his lieutenant in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has not only stepped up the insurgency there but also claimed responsibility for three suicide bombs in Jordan this week, the al Qaeda leader has released no audio message since last December and has not been seen on video for over a year. Bin Laden's longest public silence since the September 11 attacks on the United States in 2001 is unlikely to be because he has suddenly gone shy, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld remarked ironically to German magazine Der Spiegel last...
  • CA: What Shriver won't talk about with Oprah (silent on the ReFoRm initiatives on the Nov. ballot)

    10/12/2005 12:20:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 527+ views
    SFgate.com ^ | 10/12/05 | Carla Marinucci
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest dilemma in the uphill battle to pass his initiatives in the Nov. 8 special election carries a catchy musical theme: "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" Maria -- as in the California first lady, as in Democratic royalty, Kennedy clan member, and uber-campaigner for her famous husband. Shriver is scheduled to appear today as a guest on "Oprah," but it's what she won't say that may speak volumes. Shriver, a former reporter for NBC News, will appear on the nationally televised talk show as a journalist to discuss "America's Invisible Poor" -- not the...
  • Minnesota Killer was a Pothead - (liberal MSM deliberately ignoring these facts)

    04/20/2005 9:00:26 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 70 replies · 1,644+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | APRIL 20, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    An AP Story that ran in USA Today said that Weise posted information about his own mental state in the months before he killed nine people and himself. But the story failed to note that his comments included favorable references to using marijuana or MJ. Weise said, "MJ is my gal of choice." A March 25 Washington Post article by Blaine Harden and Dana Hedgpeth said Weise had serious mental problems but ignored the pot connection. A March 24 Post article by Ceci Connolly and Dana Hedgpeth described "a deeply disturbed youth who had been treated for depression in a...
  • Why is the GOP camp silent?

    11/03/2004 12:05:38 AM PST · by Safrguns · 69 replies · 250+ views
    The Kerry camp at least came out and let America know what it's up to... Where is the GOP response? Geez... Has the GOP victory party broken up? Is this delay all about denying GOP of it's election night victory party? DOES ANYONE KNOW WHATS GOING ON OVER THERE???
  • CA: A silent revolution

    04/22/2004 10:45:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 258+ views
    OC Register ^ | 4/22/04 | Jim Hinch
    SACRAMENTO – A team of bureaucrats picked by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is quietly preparing a comprehensive reorganization of state government larger than any attempted in California history.The plan, expected to be complete by April 30, would close down whole departments and consolidate others. Up to 200 state boards and commissions and 1,500 political appointees would be eliminated. Administration officials declined to specify reorganization proposals. But interviews with those who have been briefed or interviewed by planners suggest several likely recommendations: • Consolidate most energy regulation under a newly created energy secretary picked by the governor. Regulation now resides in various...
  • Silent courage - Tillmans Honored For Move From Sports To Army

    07/16/2003 7:46:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 353+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7/16/03 | Mark Emmons
    <p>We don't know for sure why Pat Tillman walked away from the NFL and a $3.6 million contract to join the Army. He has not said one word publicly since he and his brother Kevin, a former minor-league baseball player, enlisted more than a year ago.</p>
  • Silent Slaughter

    06/10/2003 7:51:57 AM PDT · by bedolido · 27 replies · 207+ views
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 06/10/03 | David Horowitz
    Since 1981 more Americans have died from AIDS than died in the Second World War – 468,000 to be exact. About 40,000 new AIDS cases are reported in the United States every year. About half of the victims are under 25 years of age Back in the 1980s, when most of the dead (about 350,000 of them) were still alive, I interviewed Don Francis, an immunologist and epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control, who was a generally recognized hero of the battle against AIDS. Francis had been the CDC official in charge of the battle against the Hepatitis B...
  • **Secret Iraqi Police Files Found**

    04/13/2003 8:58:00 AM PDT · by ewing · 49 replies · 684+ views
    CBS News ^ | April 12, 2003 | Lara Logan
    United States Marines have uncovered an underground vault containing the detailed files of Saddam Hussein's secret police.Under the Headquarters of the Special Security Organization, run by Saddams most rusted son Qusay, the Marines found a massive complex of offices over an area the size of two football fields, littered with millions of documents-detailed records that stretch back more than three decades.In just one room were files for a million souls-their pictures, personal details, and entire history recorded in minute chilling detail, reports CBS News correspondant Lars Logan. The complex was targeted for coalition planes on the first night of bombing.
  • Why Is Osama Bin Laden So Silent On Iraq?

    04/07/2003 5:16:47 PM PDT · by blam · 63 replies · 2,528+ views
    IOL (South Africa) ^ | 4-7-2003 | Michael Sailhan
    Why is Osama bin Laden so silent on Iraq? April 07 2003 at 01:18PM By Michel Sailhan Cairo - Feared Islamic militant Osama bin Laden has shown no sign of life since the United States-led war on Iraq started nearly three weeks ago, raising questions about his whereabouts, should he still be alive. Could the mastermind of the September 11 attacks on the United States be waiting for his hour in Iraq after Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is removed? Is he unable to communicate after the arrest of a top aide? Or is he simply dead? In the run-up to...
  • Lake's Silent Killer Is Disarmed

    01/31/2003 8:59:55 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 353+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-31-2003 | Nicola Jones
    Lake's silent killer to be disarmed 14:46 30 January 03 Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition After years of waiting, Cameroon is finally able to begin disarming the silent killer that lurks in one of its deadly lakes. The deep waters of Lake Monoun contain a large amount of dissolved carbon dioxide that could erupt at any time and suffocate people nearby. But researchers have now started installing three pipes that will carefully pump the gas-rich water to the surface. There, the gas is released from the water little by little and blows away. Pumping is expected to get underway...
  • Silent Night's 'lost' Stanzas Are Heard Again

    12/22/2002 4:37:25 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 273+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-23-2002 | Michael Leidig
    Silent Night's 'lost' stanzas are heard again By Michael Leidig in Oberndorf, Austria (Filed: 22/12/2002) The carol Silent Night has been re-recorded - adding three "lost" verses and with slight alterations to the music - after purists in Austria, where it was written, demanded a return to its original form. Silent Night, composed in St Nikolai's church in Oberndorf, near Salzburg, in 1818 by a local schoolmaster who was also the church organist, is one of the world's most popular carols. The modern version comprises only the first two and the last of six original verses. The Silent Night Association,...
  • Siege Mentality Intensifies As Suburban Killer Stays Silent

    10/19/2002 3:48:38 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 282+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 10-20-2002 | Andrew Buscombe
    Siege mentality intensifies as suburban killer stays silent By Andrew Buncombe in Washington 20 October 2002 Amid increasing desperation to uncover a real lead in the hunt for the Washington serial sniper, detectives were yesterday examining a shell casing found in a white van similar to the kind of vehicle sought by police. The casing was found in a box truck on Friday by staff at a car rental agency near Dulles International Airport, close to where many of the 12 shootings have taken place. At the same time, officers have charged a man who gave a detailed description of...