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  • 38th Anniversary Of The Sinking Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

    11/10/2013 5:29:09 PM PST · by LukeL · 53 replies
    Fox 17 West Michigan ^ | 11/10/2013 | Chris Poturalski
    LAKE SUPERIOR- November 10th marks the day that the S. S. Edmund Fitzgerald sank on Lake Superior in 1975 with 29 souls on board.
  • NKorean naval vessel sank last month, reports say

    11/04/2013 12:35:15 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    FoxNY ^ | 10-4-13 | AP
    A North Korean naval vessel sank last month, killing an unspecified number of officers and sailors, according to North and South Korean media. The North's official Korean Central News Agency provided few concrete details, and there was no clue as to what might have happened. KCNA said in a dispatch Saturday that the deaths came while a submarine chaser was performing "combat duties." North Korea rarely releases details about military mishaps or accidents. The rest of the dispatch was devoted to a recent visit by leader Kim Jong Un to a "cemetery of fallen fighters." He was shown in state...
  • Experts find new evidence in submarine mystery

    01/29/2013 7:04:46 AM PST · by libstripper · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 28, 2013 | BRUCE SMITH
    Researchers say they may have the final clues needed to solve the mystery of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, which never resurfaced after it became the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship, taking its eight-man crew to a watery grave.
  • HMS Bounty sinking investigated

    01/13/2013 7:02:16 AM PST · by Dartman · 26 replies
    The Weather Network ^ | Jan 13, 2013 | Daniel Martins, staff writer
    January 13, 2013 A formal hearing is planned as part of the investigation of the sinking of tall ship HMS Bounty, in which two lives were lost. The United States Coast Guard has announced a formal hearing into the sinking of the tall ship HMS Bounty. The nine-day hearing is scheduled to begin February 12 in Portsmouth, Virginia. "The investigation will examine the facts and circumstances relating relating to the sinking of the vessel and will develop conclusions and recommendations to improve the safety and operations of similar vessels," the coast guard says. Strong winds and rain from Hurricane...
  • What Time Did the RMS Titanic Really Hit the Iceberg?

    04/11/2012 9:58:58 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 19 replies
    Awesome Talks ^ | April 3, 2012 | Barry Cauchon
    As the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic approaches, I thought Id republish an article I wrote back on April 18, 2009. Ive updated the introduction and clarified some points, but the rest remains intact and is still relevant today. Enjoy. Barry April 14 & 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. If you are like me, I enjoy thinking about events like this in real time. For instance, Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at 10:15 pm EST (Eastern Standard Time) on April 14, 1865. I currently live in...
  • Dogs of the Titanic: a Dozen Aboard, Three Survived

    04/09/2012 10:51:08 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 53 replies
    April 15, 2012, marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the ship touted as unsinkable, during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, en route to New York. Much research has been done on the passengers, crew, and the ship itself over the years. But little has been reported about one group of passengers -- the dogs of the Titanic. Many think of their pets as part of the family, and it's evident that that sentiment was as true 100 years ago as it is today. Widener University, named for a prominent Philadelphia family that had three members...
  • Titanic disaster blamed on Moon

    03/06/2012 8:07:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    telegraphuk ^ | :41PM GMT 06 Mar 2012 | By Nick Collins, Science Correspondent
    Although a collision with a vast tower of ice ultimately brought the passenger liner to its sticky end, it was a freak lunar event three months earlier that put the obstacle in its path, a new study claims. An incredibly rare combination of astronomical factors including the closest approach of the moon to Earth in 1,400 years caused an unusually high tide in January 1912, researchers found. This once-in-a-lifetime swell would have swept a vast field of icebergs from their normal resting place off the coast of Canada and caused them to drift further south. It would have taken them...
  • Tourism Irelands Titanic centenary event

    02/24/2012 8:39:41 PM PST · by re_nortex · 8 replies
    Travel Blackboard (Tourism Ireland) ^ | Friday, 24 February 2012 | Anthony Valeriano
    We are commemorating one of the most famous ships in the world in the lead up to the 100th anniversary of the demise of the Titanic said Orla Saul. To bring this special and unique story to life we are delighted to have Susie Miller over from Ireland. Miller runs Titanic Tours in Belfast and is here today to tell us the most intriguing, poignant and personal story about Titanic. The 100th anniversary coincides with the opening of the Titanic visitor centre on 31st March in Belfast. Some people dont know that the Titanic was built in Belfast said Ms....
  • Titanic mystery over violin 'from band leader who played on'

    01/31/2012 9:16:40 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 113 replies · 2+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 1-31-12
    An auctioneer has hired experts to try to verify claims by the owner of the century old instrument that it belonged to Wallace Hartley, the leader of the vessels eight-man musical ensemble. If proved, it could become the most valuable Titanic artefact ever to be considered for auction. But the claim is being treated with caution as a result. Hartley and his fellow musicians earned legendary status for their decision to play on as the ship sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. They are said to have played the hymn Nearer My God to Thee after the...
  • The Chicken of the Sea: A Modern Tale of Fear, Failure, and Cowardice

    01/19/2012 5:05:43 AM PST · by SLB · 21 replies
    Albert Mohler ^ | Jan 19, 2012 | Albert Mohler
    The sight of the giant cruise ship Costa Concordia listing in the deadly embrace of the sea is a now a graphic symbol of failure. Its timing is absolutely eerie, coming so close to the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. But, unlike the Titanic, this disaster did not take in the middle of the ocean, far from the range of observation. The Costa Concordia appears to be almost touching the rocky Italian coastline. The digital revolution ensures that we are all able to see the wreck of the ship in living color. And then came the story....
  • Peter Schiff On Obamanomics: "There Are Not Enough Open Minds In The Capitol To Keep This Ship

    09/19/2011 5:57:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/19/11 | Tyler Durden
    Peter Schiff wraps his congressional testimony on the Obama jobs plan, which was one of the most memorable such Congressional hearings on the topic to date, with the following letter of caution to all Americans. To wit: "I don't think those few open minds in the Capitol are going to be enough to keep this ship from sinking. There just isn't enough time or a strong enough will for reform from the American people. That is why it is so important for you to act individually to protect yourself and your family from the new age of stagflation. Please take...
  • Obama sinking in North Carolina, but he hasn't written it off

    09/16/2011 12:58:32 PM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/15/2011 | Peter Nicholas
    When Robert Gibbs, then a Barack Obama campaign aide, went to bed on election night in 2008 he knew his boss had won the presidency. But the first thing he did the next morning was check to see if Obama carried a state that was a major focus of the campaign: North Carolina. Obama prevailed, winning by fewer than 14,000 votes to become the first Democrat to carry North Carolina since Jimmy Carter in 1976. Obama's campaign rode several advantages to break through: money, momentum and a compelling message. Now he is an incumbent president saddled with a struggling economy....
  • The end of The World: Dubai island development sinks back into sea

    01/24/2011 11:00:47 AM PST · by FromLori · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1/24/2011 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    It exemplified the booming property market and ambition of Dubais entrepreneurs. But after the global financial crisis led to the collapse of the emirates home-building market, a unique development known as The World is reportedly facing Armageddon. The project, a man-made archipelago designed to resemble a map of the planet, is facing disaster as its islands have begun sinking, a tribunal heard this week. The development, which sits a mile and a half from the mainland, is all but vacant after investors who bought up its nations saw their finances collapse after the economic crash.
  • At least 27 bodies recovered and 42 survivors confirmed in Christmas Island boat tragedy

    12/15/2010 1:18:00 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 13 replies · 3+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 15th December 2010
    RECOVERY efforts are continuing as authorities confirm 27 bodies have been recovered after a boat crash at Christmas Island. In a statement this evening the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service confirmed at least 27 people are dead. "As at 6pm (AEDT), 41 persons have been recovered from the water, and another person made it to the shore," the statement said. "Tragically, initial reports are that 27 bodies have also been recovered at this stage. "The rescue is being conducted in extremely difficult and dangerous conditions.
  • Sinking fast: French aircraft carrier set to defend Britain breaks down

    10/31/2010 11:00:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/31/10 | Staff
    The French aircraft carrier which is set to play a key role in defending Britain over the next decade has broken down. As President Nicolas Sarkozy prepares to use a London summit this week to announce that RAF jets will fly from the carrier Charles de Gaulle, his naval chiefs have told him that she is no longer seaworthy. She is meant to be heading to Afghanistan but is instead in her home port with a faulty propulsion system, said a French Navy source.
  • The Increasingly Self-Pitying Obama White House

    08/11/2010 10:33:35 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | August 9, 2010 | Peter Wehner
    SNIP...Ill reserve final judgment until I read the entire piece. But based on these excerpts which presumably reflect the thrust of the 10,000-word article what is striking is the degree of self-pity we find in Obamas advisers, which is reflected in the presidents words and attitude as well. Team Obama sounds nothing so much as overmatched and overwhelmed, unable to understand what has gone wrong, and increasingly bitter toward the nations capital and the pace and nature of politics.
  • US says sinking of SKorean warship is not terrorism; will not put NKorea back on blacklist

    06/28/2010 12:05:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies · 1+ views
    fox ^ | 6/28/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration said Monday that the sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on North Korea was not terrorism, and not enough by itself to put Pyongyang back on a U.S. terror blacklist. The State Department said the March sinking of the South Korean frigate Cheonan by a reported torpedo from a North Korean submarine was a "provocative action" and a violation of the truce that ended the Korean war. But it added that the sinking was the act of one state's military against another and not an act of terrorism. Thus, it is not grounds...
  • US: Sinking of SKorean warship not terrorism

    06/28/2010 11:12:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 3+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/28/10 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON The Obama administration is saying that the sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on North Korea was not terrorism, and not enough by itself to put the Pyongyang back on a U.S. terror blacklist. The State Department said Monday that the March sinking of the frigate Cheonan was a "provocative action" and a violation of the truce that ended the Korean war. But it added that the sinking by a reported North Korean torpedo strike was the act of one state's military against another.
  • N. Korea warns U.N. of military 'follow-up'

    06/15/2010 11:29:06 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies · 442+ views
    Reuters via MSNBC.com ^ | 06/15/2010 | Staff
    UNITED NATIONS - North Korea's U.N. envoy said on Tuesday that any U.N. Security Council action over the sinking of a South Korean naval ship that was hostile to Pyongyang would have a military "follow-up." Seoul, which has accused North Korea of torpedoing the corvette Cheonan on March 26, killing 46 sailors, brought the dispute to the Security Council this month, asking the 15-nation body to take action to deter "further provocation."
  • [S. Korean Ship Cheonan] Critical Evidence (image of presentation slides)

    05/20/2010 2:34:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 5,278+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/20/10
    This is the expanded version of ones presented at http://photo.chosun.com/chosun/rel_photo.html?wid=2010052001760&pid=2010052001339
  • Investigators: NKorea fired torpedo that sank ship

    05/19/2010 6:35:50 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 25 replies · 857+ views
    AP (via Breitbart) ^ | May 19, 2010
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Investigators in Seoul say they have proof that North Korea fired a torpedo that sank a South Korean warship. The long-awaited investigation results released Thursday say the torpedo caused a massive underwater explosion that blew the ship apart on March 26.
  • U.S. to discuss referring ship sinking to U.N. Security Council: State Dept. (S. Korean ship)

    05/18/2010 7:25:25 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies · 427+ views
    Yonhap News Co. ^ | May 18 (Yonhap) | Hwang Doo-hyong
    The United States said Tuesday it is ready to discuss taking the sinking of a South Korean warship to the U.N. Security Council as the investigation into the wraps up. "We will be talking to South Korea about that issue, I would expect," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said, asked if Washington supports Seoul's plans to call for stronger sanctions. South Korea will announce Thursday the outcome of the probe into the 1,200-ton Cheonan, which sank on the inter-Korean sea border in the Yellow Sea in late March, killing 46 sailors. There is strong suspicion of North Korea's involvement. Seoul...
  • South Korea closer to blaming North for sinking ship

    05/13/2010 5:50:42 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 296+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/13/2010 | CheonanReuters
    South Korea came closer on Thursday to blaming North Korea for the sinking of a navy ship in March that killed 46 sailors with reports saying it plans economic measures to punish Pyongyang for a suspected torpedo attack.South Korea has not officially accused the North of sinking its navy ship but has made little secret of its belief Pyongyang deliberately torpedoed the 1,200 corvette Cheonan near their disputed border in retaliation for a naval clash last year. "The sinking of the Cheonan showed the cold hard realities of division (on the peninsula) for the world to see," South Korea's pointman...
  • North Korea masses 50,000 troops on border

    05/06/2010 6:51:09 AM PDT · by RolandTignor · 31 replies · 1,238+ views
    05 May 2010 ^ | 05 May 2010 | telegraph.co.uk
    North Korea has completed deployment of about 50,000 special forces along the border with South Korea, amid high tensions over the sinking of a Seoul warship.
  • SKorean minister: Torpedo likely sank warship

    04/25/2010 2:51:39 AM PDT · by Enchante · 9 replies · 609+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | April 25, 2010 | HYUNG-JIN KIM
    SEOUL, South Korea An explosion from a torpedo likely sank a South Korean warship that went down near the tense border with North Korea last month, the South's defense minister said Sunday amid growing speculation Pyongyang may be behind the blast. Defense Minister Kim Tae-young said the most likely cause of the disaster was a torpedo exploding near the ship, with the force of the underwater blast ripping the vessel apart. Investigators who examined salvaged wreckage separately announced Sunday that a close-range, external explosion likely sank it. "Basically, I think the bubble jet effect caused by a heavy torpedo...
  • The Aftermath of the Sinking of the South Korean Ship Cheonan

    04/25/2010 4:54:06 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies · 993+ views
    The New American ^ | April 22, 2010 | Warren Mass
    Reuters cited an April 22 Yonhap News Agency report that the South Korean military believes a torpedo fired from a North Korean submarine sank its navy corvette, the ROKS Cheonan, on March 26. The findings were based on intelligence gathered jointly with the United States. The ship had a crew of 104 men at the time of sinking, with 58 crew members being rescued and another 46 members unaccounted for. "North Korean submarines are all armed with heavy torpedoes with 200 kg (441 lb) warheads," the military source was quoted by Yonhap. "It is the military intelligence's assessment that the...
  • South Korea to act over warship's sinking

    04/23/2010 6:00:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies · 1,089+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 24, 2010 | Peter Alford
    ANXIETY is mounting in Seoul and Washington as South Korea braces for an inquiry finding that its warship, the Cheonan, was sunk by a North Korean torpedo, at the cost of 46 lives. With leaks from the Defence Ministry and military intelligence blaming the North Koreans for the March 26 explosion, South Korean, US and Australian experts are close to interim reports on the cause of the sinking. President Lee Myung-bak's administration is agonising over whether military retaliation should be part of a "proportionate" response to the suspected attack, with Mr Lee telling war veterans this week: "We will take...
  • 'N.Korean Officer' Says North Sank the Cheonan

    04/19/2010 10:57:50 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 1,002+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 04/20/10
    'N.Korean Officer' Says North Sank the Cheonan A North Korean Army officer has testified that the North Korean military attacked the South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan before it sank in the West Sea on March 26, the head of a South Korean activist group claimed Monday. Choi Sung-yong of the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea said, "It seems that the Cheonan was sunk in a premeditated North Korean operation." Choi published a transcript of a telephone conversation with what he says is a senior North Korean Army officer. According to the transcript, the officer says, "Thirteen commandos who left...
  • Titanic sank 98 years ago today

    04/15/2010 9:47:48 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 735+ views
    HALIFAX Members of the International Ice Patrol will take part in a ceremony today to remember the sinking of the luxury-liner Titanic 98 years ago. Scott Rogerson, the commander of the patrol which is based in Connecticut, says they plan to gather at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax where 121 of the ill-fated liners passengers are buried. More than 1,500 died when the ship hit an iceberg while making its maiden voyage. Rogerson says an ice patrol aircraft will travel to Newfoundland on Friday and, in keeping with tradition, drop wreaths to mark the sinking.
  • S. Korea: Cheonan's Stern Finally Salvaged (photos)

    04/15/2010 6:07:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 2,322+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/15/10
  • Red flag for a sinking Obama: Americans now prefer Hillary Clinton

    04/14/2010 8:46:29 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 31 replies · 1,215+ views
    http://latimesblogs ^ | 04/14/10 | Andrew Malcolm
    <p>It is, of course, a really silly thing to even think about, given the clout of the Chicago Machine boys currently occupying the White House.</p> <p>But, just say, the Real Great Talker continues his spiraling descent in the polls over the next 12-18 months; already the Democrat is barely tied with Any Republican in opinion polls looking toward 2012.</p>
  • S. Korea: Torpedo Attack Likeliest Cause of Shipwreck

    04/05/2010 8:39:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 1,822+ views
    Torpedo Attack Likeliest Cause of Shipwreck Military authorities believe that a strong external shock was the reason for the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan, on March 26, with a torpedo, mine or depth charge the most likely to generate enough impact. The most likely suspect is a torpedo. ◆ Torpedo, Mine or Depth Charge? Torpedoes and mines attack from under the surface of the ocean, while depth charges are thrown into the water from airplanes or ships to hit submarines. Torpedoes travel between 60 km/h to 70 km/h powered by propellers and can hit targets that are between hundreds...
  • (ROK) Fishing boat missing after searching for sailors from sunken ship (update, collision)

    04/02/2010 6:27:28 PM PDT · by Shermy · 11 replies · 1,653+ views
    Yonhap ^ | April 3, 2010
    Fishing boat missing after searching for sailors from sunken ship SEOUL, April 3 (Yonhap) -- A fishing boat has vanished and is feared to have sunk after searching for sailors missing from last week's naval disaster, maritime police said Saturday. Police said they lost contact with the 99-ton boat, Kumyang 98, carrying nine people aboard, after receiving a distress signal at around 8:30 p.m. Friday in the area off the western sea border with North Korea, where the patrol ship Cheonan ship sank on March 26. The fishing boat was among 10 vessels mobilized to find the Cheonan's 46 missing...
  • Fishing boat missing after searching for sailors from sunken ship (S. Korean naval vessel)

    SEOUL, April 3 (Yonhap) -- A fishing boat has vanished and is feared to have sunk after searching for sailors missing from last week's naval disaster, maritime police said Saturday. Police said they lost contact with the 99-ton boat, carrying nine people aboard, after receiving a distress signal at around 8:30 p.m. Friday in the area off the western sea border with North Korea, where the patrol ship Cheonan ship sank on March 26.
  • SKorean fishing boat apparently sinks; 9 missing

    04/02/2010 1:16:59 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 15 replies · 772+ views
    Taiwan News ^ | April 3, 2010
    The Coast Guard says a South Korean fishing boat that joined the search for a navy ship that sank with 46 sailors aboard last week has disappeared. Coast Guard said Saturday it was searching for the 99-ton boat with seven South Korean and two Indonesian crew members on board. Contact with the boat was lost late Friday near the maritime border with North Korea.
  • Video Clips Show Sinking Navy Ship

    03/30/2010 10:16:00 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 1,132+ views
    The Chosun Ilbo ^ | 3/30/2010 | The Chosun Ilbo
    Military authorities on Tuesday revealed video footage showing the moment the Navy corvette Cheonan sank in the West Sea last Friday. The one-minute-20-second clip was filmed by a marine stationed on nearby Baeknyeong Island using a thermal observation device. This makes it possible to observe objects at night by detecting temperature differences. The clip shows the moment the bow of the Cheonan started to sink with the stern already broken off three minutes after an explosion broke the ship in two on March 26 and a naval fleet of high-speed boats approached the sinking ship at 9:56 p.m. In the...
  • N. Korean Mini-sub(s) on the Move around the Time of Ship Sinking

    03/30/2010 4:00:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 975+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/31/10 | Ryu Yong-won
    /begin my excerpts N. Korean Mini-sub(s) on the Move around the Time of Ship Sinking Ryu Yong-won, military affairs correspondent 2010.03.31 02:4 S. Korean and U.S. intelligence authorities, "Disappeared from their base and came back a few days later" Speculation is abound on what sunk the Navy Ship 'Cheonan,' including the possibility of torpedo and mine attack by N. Korean mini-submarine(s) or half-submersible mini-vessel(s,) it has been confirmed that their mini-sub(s) (or half-submersible mini-vessel(s)) disappeared around Mar. 26, the day of (Cheonan's)sinking, from N. Korea's Yellow Sea submarine base which is located not far from Baek-ryong Island, (the island right...
  • SKorea on alert after ship hit by mysterious blast

    03/30/2010 10:29:47 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 18 replies · 791+ views
    AP ^ | 03/30/10 | YOUNG-JOON AHN and HYUNG-JIN KIM
    BAENGNYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's president ordered the military on alert Tuesday for any moves by North Korea after the defense minister said a mine from the rival country may have caused the explosion that sank a South Korean naval ship.
  • Speculation Rampant Over Cause of Naval Fiasco

    03/28/2010 4:38:07 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 29 replies · 1,493+ views
    Donga.com ^ | 3/29/2010 | Donga.com
    The government has yet to present a clear-cut explanation on how the naval patrol boat Cheonan sank Friday evening or countermeasures. Worse, surviving crew members have given differing statements about the incident, fueling suspicion over the disaster. 1. Vessel split into two? External attack suspected Until soon after the accident, an explosion of unknown cause reportedly created a hole in the bottom of the Cheonans hull. The vessel sank three hours later at 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Cheonan Captain Choi Won-il told a briefing for the families of the 46 crew members who went missing Saturday, One second after the explosion,...
  • Families seek answers after sinking of South Korean warship

    03/27/2010 5:03:17 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 12 replies · 553+ views
    Times Online ^ | March 28, 2010 | Michael Sheridan and Andrew Salmon
    SPECIALIST frogmen are to dive to the wreck of a South Korean frigate sunk by a mysterious explosion as the countrys rattled government tries to find out why the vessel was lost. The 1,200-tonne warship Cheonan went down amid a string of islands in waters bitterly contested by North Korea. But security officials in Seoul, the South Korean capital, said there was no evidence that the North was to blame. Financial markets shook when the news first reached the United States, which deploys more than 70,000 military personnel plus large air and sea forces to protect South Korea and Japan...
  • South Korea rules out navy ship sunk by North Korea

    03/27/2010 11:55:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies · 1,114+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:47pm EDT | Jo Yonghak BAENGNYEONGDO, South Korea
    (Reuters) - South Korea on Saturday all but ruled out the chance that North Korea was involved in the sinking of one of its navy vessels near their disputed border. Initial speculation that North Korea might have sunk the ship had spooked Wall Street on Friday. Share prices dipped partly on geopolitical concerns, and the won dropped against the dollar."Given the investigations by government ministries so far, it is the government's judgment that the incident was not caused by North Korea, although the reason for the accident has not been determined yet," a senior government official was quoted as saying...
  • S Korean Navy ship sinks possibly caused by mine explosion: YTN

    SEOUL, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Friday's Navy ship sinking might be caused by mine explosion, South Korean media YTN quoted Cheong Wa Dae sources as saying on Saturday. But both the government and the military authorities said the exact cause of the incident cannot be pinpointed yet. South Korean officials are narrowing down the possibilities that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is involved in the incident. "It is hard to say for sure now, but chances appear to be slim that North (DPRK) was related," a senior official told Yonhap on the condition of anonymity. There has been...
  • S. Korea: Naval patrol boat capsizes after sinking

    03/27/2010 8:54:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies · 1,266+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 03/27/10
    Naval patrol boat capsizes after sinking [ 2010-03-27 10:32 ] March 27, INCHEON, South Korea -- A South Korean Coast Guard ship (R) approaches the Navy's patrol ship Cheonan, which capsized after sinking on March 26, during a rescue operation in the Yellow Sea, west of Seoul, on March 27. Only part of the sunken ship's bottom remained above water. (Yonhap) (END) / 데스크1
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (February 23, 2010 Dear Reader at -19 Again!)

    02/23/2010 6:29:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies · 1,719+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 02/23/10 | Scott R
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19
  • Calif. man shoots his way out of sinking SUV

    01/18/2010 12:45:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1,101+ views
    breitbart ^ | 1/18/10 | ap
    ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A driver whose SUV plunged into a Northern California creek after he was startled by his hands-free cell phone device escaped the sinking vehicle by blasting out the window with a handgun. The 28-year-old man, whose name wasn't immediately available, is an armed security guard at Thunder Valley Casino, north of Sacramento. He sustained minor injuries in Sunday's accident.
  • First photos of hospital ship Centaur (sunk by the Japanese in World War II)

    01/09/2010 2:28:23 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 31 replies · 2,798+ views
    Sunday Mail (Queensland, Australia) ^ | 10th January 2010 | David Barbeler and Bruce Long
    AMAZING pictures taken more than 2km below the surface show the torpedoed hospital ship Centaur resting on the sea floor. The incredibly sharp images show the Centaur sitting on the sandy ocean bottom just over 2km down, the vessel listing at an angle of about 25 degrees. Its red cross denoting its hospital ship status is clearly visible, as is the green band painted around the ship. The photos were taken shortly before 3am today after shipwreck hunters sent down a remote controlled submarine to take the first ever footage of the wreck of an Australian hospital ship that was...
  • Nakheel: Palm Jumeirah is 'not sinking' (the man-made show-piece island)

    12/09/2009 4:45:09 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 716+ views
    Arabian Business ^ | 12/09/09 | Andrew White
    Nakheel: Palm Jumeirah is 'not sinking' by Andrew White on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 Dubai-based developer Nakheel on Wednesday strenuously denied reports in the international media that its landmark Palm Jumeirah island was sinking into the Arabian Gulf. European ground survey firm Fugro NPA Ltd had said that the island is sinking by an average of 5 millimetres a year, and may flood in the future if ocean levels rise. However Shaun Lenehan, Head of Environment at Nakheel, said that the reports were wholly inaccurate. The integrity of all buildings, utilities and infrastructure on Palm Jumeirah are testament to the...
  • California sinking - Legislature should follow lead of Congress

    10/09/2009 2:16:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 587+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 10/9/09 | Editorial
    With U.S. unemployment at a 26-year high of 9.8 percent, the focus in Congress is increasingly on ways to help create and preserve jobs. Given that many economists expect the national jobless rate to continue going up well into 2010, this makes sense. Given that Democratic lawmakers worry that they may lose control of the House next year unless unemployment declines, there are also strong political motives to do something. But this must, repeat, must not include a new economic stimulus bill on top of the wasteful, poorly focused, pork-filled $787 billion measure approved in February. The New York Times...
  • That sinking feeling: world's deltas subsiding, says study

    09/20/2009 5:27:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 800+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/20/09 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) Two-thirds of the world's major deltas, home to nearly half a billion people, are caught in the scissors of sinking land and rising seas, according to a study published Sunday. The new findings, based on satellite images, show that 85 percent of the 33 largest delta regions experienced severe flooding over the past decade, affecting 260,000 square kilometres (100,000 square miles). Delta land vulnerable to serious flooding could expand by 50 percent this century if ocean levels increase as expected under moderate climate change scenarios, the study projects. Worst hit will be Asia, but heavily populated and...
  • Why Obamacare Is Sinking: You Cant Fake Health-Care Nirvana In Legislation.

    07/26/2009 1:58:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 483+ views
    National Review ^ | July 26h 2009
    July 24, 2009 Why Obamacare Is Sinking You cant fake health-care nirvana in legislation. By Charles Krauthammer What happened to Obamacare? Rhetoric met reality. As both candidate and president, the master rhetorician could conjure a world in which he bestows upon you health-care nirvana: more coverage, less cost. But you cant fake it in legislation. Once you commit your fantasies to words and numbers, the Congressional Budget Office comes along and declares that the emperor has no clothes. President Obama premised the need for reform on the claim that medical costs are destroying the economy. True. But now we learn...