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  • Clinton will be in Daytona late Saturday afternoon

    10/29/2016 12:53:12 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 46 replies
    The Daytona Beach News Journal ^ | Posted Oct 28, 2016 at 1:45 PM | By Mark Harper
    The Democratic nominee for president is scheduled to appear at 4:15 p.m. at the John H. Dickerson Community Center, 308 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. Doors open at 2:15 p.m.
  • Wow. Only Four People Line Up to See Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden in Pennsylvania

    08/15/2016 12:35:46 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/15/16 | Jim Hoft
    After taking the weekend off to relax and rejuvenate Hillary Clinton took Joe Biden with her on the campaign trail on Monday.The two held a rally in Scranton, Pennsylvania.It was another small crowd. Another small crowd for #CrookedHilary the people are only there to see a sitting VP talk not Hillary. #Scranton — Trump The World (@TrumpTheWorld16) August 15, 2016 Hillary Clinton is lucky to get a few hundred supporters to come out to see her on the campaign trail. Another small crowd for #CrookedHilary the people are only there to see a sitting VP talk not Hillary. #Scranton...
  • Even Small Businesses Are Jumping on the Robot Bandwagon

    05/03/2015 7:52:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    NBC News ^ | Elaine Pofeldt
    Report: Robots replacing human workers at faster pace Robots aren't just for corporate Goliaths -- now even the little guy on Main Street is adopting them. The goal: to boost sales and productivity. But at what cost? Take Sam Kraus, a Hungarian immigrant who founded what became Skyline Windows in 1921. In the early days, the tinsmith traveled around with a small cart to do his roofing and waterproofing work by hand. Fast-forward to today, and the fourth-generation business based in New York City's South Bronx has left the pushcart era far behind. Skyline, which has evolved into a custom...
  • Forced down the same-sex wedding aisle

    01/14/2015 1:05:02 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 3 replies
    World Magazine ^ | January 14, 2015 | Sarah Padbury
    Religious Liberty | An update on five small businesses that refused to participate in same-sex weddings and paid a heavy price
  • Obamacare suffers another delay, pushing back exchange enrollment for small firms

    09/26/2013 3:20:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/26/13 | J.D. Harrison
    The Obama administration has delayed yet another piece of the health care overhaul, pushing back online enrollment for small business owners on the new federal health insurance exchange, a Department of Health and Human Services source tells The Washington Post. On the federal exchange, which is scheduled to launch on Tuesday, small business owners will not be able to purchase coverage online until Nov. 1. Instead, for the first month, they will have to mail or fax their information to government officials to enroll on the federal exchange, which will serve individuals and business owners in the 34 states that...
  • White House: Kerry did not gaffe

    09/09/2013 11:32:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    White House: Kerry did not gaffe By REID J. EPSTEIN | 9/9/13 2:06 PM EDT White House press secretary Jay Carney said Secretary of State John Kerry’s assertion that U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria would be “unbelievably small” was only in context to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “I think that Secretary Kerry clearly was referring to that in the context of what the United States and the American people have experienced over the past 10, 12 years, which includes large scale, long-term … open-ended military engagement with boots on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq,” Carney said during Monday’s...
  • John Kerry Is Getting Relentlessly Mocked For Saying Syria Strikes Will Be 'Unbelievably Small'

    09/09/2013 8:18:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/09/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Making the case for intervention in Syria to a war-weary American public, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the strike will be "unbelievably small" — a comment that has already earned him relentless mocking in its immediate aftermath. "We’re not going to war. We will not have people at risk in that way," Kerry said during a press conference in London with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, according to a transcript released by the State Department. "We will be able to hold Bashar Assad accountable without engaging in troops on the ground or any other prolonged kind of...
  • John Kerry under fire for 'unbelievably small' comment

    09/09/2013 7:13:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 97 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 9, 2013 | TAL KOPAN
    As President Barack Obama kicks off an all-out push for a strike on Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry came under fire on Monday for saying any attack would be “unbelievably small” and suggesting the Syrian ruler still had a week to give up his chemical weapons to avoid a U.S. assault - a remark Kerry’s spokeswoman later attempted to clarify. The off-key comments came in a joint press conference in London with Britain’s foreign secretary, where Kerry said the strike would be able to harm Assad without putting American troops on the ground and with a “very limited, very...
  • Two-thirds of small businesses aren't ready for ObamaCare, survey finds

    07/17/2013 8:46:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce ^ | 7/17/13 | Ben Goad
    Less than a third of small businesses say they’re prepared for the regulatory mandates under ObamaCare, a new survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found. The business lobby's quarterly survey of small firms found a concerns over the law have increased by a double-digit margin over the last year, and by 4 percentage points since the first three months on 2013. “Excessive regulation is having a crippling effect on job growth among small businesses, as our latest small-business survey makes clear,” said Rob Engstrom, the Chamber’s senior vice president. “In fact, the only thing that scares small businesses more...
  • Obama SBA Head Hasn't Heard Of ObamaCare Impacting Small Business

    11/22/2012 3:11:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Obama SBA Head Hasn't Heard Of ObamaCare Impacting Small BusinessPosted on November 21, 2012 **SNIP** "You know, I travel all around the country, every week I go to a different part of the country. I'm with small businesses. And I'm not hearing that," Mills said about the negative impact ObamaCare has on small business.
  • Small Business Owner on Obamacare: Every Restaurant You Eat At Is Impacted Negatively (vid)

    11/12/2012 3:20:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/12/12 | Fox
    Small business owner Judy Nichols, a Papa John's franchise owner, told FOX and Friends today that she will be forced to cut her staffing or pay an Obamacare fine of $40,000 that she cannot afford. Nichols says, "Every restaurant you eat at is impacted negatively by the new health care law."
  • Small Business Owner Threatens To Sue Obama Over Campaign Ad

    08/08/2012 6:05:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    fox news ^ | 8/8/12 | jprendergast
    The owner of a specialty deli at Findlay Market wants her store’s name removed from an ad President Obama used to explain his record on small business. Ten seconds into the ad “Always,” an employee is shown from behind, pushing up the security door of Krause’s while Obama talks about owners sacrificing to make their businesses run. The owner of the store, Debra Krause-McDonnell, said she did not give permission for her business to be shown and that some customers have told her they’ll no longer shop there. She says she’s “contemplating legal action.”
  • Small Business ad hits back at Obama

    07/20/2012 8:30:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/20/12 | staff
    This is exactly what needs to be said. Watch "These Hands" and tell us what you think.
  • Small Businesses May Not Get to Keep Their Self-Insured Health Plans.

    06/16/2012 9:09:46 AM PDT · by Son House · 7 replies
    Obamacare ^ | 06/05/2012 | Obamacare Watcher
    Imagine that, in order to increase competition among grocery stores, the government created local farmers’ markets all across the country. Anyone could sell food within these farmers’ markets—including the grocery stores. But when the grocery stores refused to participate, the government enacted regulations to force them to do so. Thus, what was meant to encourage competition instead became the means of suppressing it. Similarly, the Obama Administration has signaled that it may create new regulations in order to protect Obamacare’s online health insurance marketplaces called Health Insurance Exchanges. Despite Obama’s promise that if you like your health plan you can...
  • Chrysler names new small car Dodge Dart

    12/06/2011 8:58:19 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 69 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-6-11 | wsj
    Chrysler Group LLC confirmed today that its new small car, the first vehicle to feature Fiat SpA (F.MI) technology, will be called the Dodge Dart. The car, in production at the automaker's assembly plant in Belvidere, Ill., will be featured in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. With this vehicle, Chrysler will have a small-car offering in its portfolio for the first time in more than a decade. The car also will allow majority stakeholder Fiat to raise its stake in Chrysler by 5 percentage points to 58.3 percent once it is certified by the U.S....
  • Small asteroid to zip harmlessly past Earth Monday

    06/24/2011 1:34:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/24/11 | AP
    PASADENA -- NASA says a newly discovered asteroid will have a close encounter with Earth on Monday, but there's no need to worry. The space agency's Near-Earth Object Program Office says the small space rock -- dubbed 2011 MD -- will pass 7,500 miles above Earth's surface over the southern Atlantic Ocean at about 6:30 a.m. PDT.
  • There is a small war starting along Gaza border

    03/22/2011 10:12:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    haaretz ^ | 3/22/11 | Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff
    What began as a local escalation is steadily transforming into a broader conflict that the sides will apparently have difficulty stopping. While the headlines are focusing on the Katsav trial, the protests in Syria and the implications of the earthquake in Japan, a small war has been going on for a week now along the Gaza border. Israeli communities near the border are receiving a daily dose of mortars and rockets, and the Israel Air Force has been attacking Gaza. What began as a local escalation is steadily transforming into a broader conflict that the sides will apparently have difficulty...
  • Prez Engages in Oil Speculation, Confuses With Dithering on Libya

    02/28/2011 3:48:39 PM PST · by Candor7 · 7 replies
    EIB Network ^ | February 25, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The president of the United States has engaged in oil price speculation. This is unprecedented. It's unheard of, and it isn't healthy. And the Money Honey at CNBC was not happy about it. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday afternoon, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, during a meeting with the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. OBAMA: We actually think that we'll be able to ride out the Libya situation and it will stabilize. RUSH: He's talking about the oil price. "We actually think that we'll be able to ride out the Libya situation and [the price of oil] will...
  • Senate approves $30 billion small business tax package

    09/16/2010 10:54:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    politico ^ | 9/16/10 | Meredith Shiner
    Democrats were able to deliver President Barack Obama a significant legislative victory Thursday when the Senate voted to approve a long-stalled $30 billion small business tax package, in what is probably the last real economic stimulus measure before the midterm elections. With the help of Republicans George Voinovich of Ohio and George LeMieux of Florida, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was able to push through the legislation, 61-38 which includes a new Treasury-backed loan facility for small-business owners and major tax breaks for businesses over the next two years.
  • The Obama House

    07/17/2010 9:45:49 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/16/2010 | Yahoo News
  • Small Business Owners Furious as ‘Tan Tax’ Begins

    07/02/2010 7:49:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Tanning salons brace for the hit ObamaCare is about to put on their bottom lines. The thirty million Americans who visit indoor tanning facilities each year are about to get an unwelcome lesson in ObamaCare every time they walk through the front door of the tanning salon. That lesson comes in the form of a president and a Congress with a target on the tanners’ wallets: starting today — July 1 — the ObamaCare tax on “indoor tanning services” takes effect — a 10 percent federal excise tax on the retail price of a tan. The tax is just one...
  • Obama to relieve McChrystal of command

    06/23/2010 10:30:19 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 52 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 23, 2010 | Staff
    Sources tell NBC News that the president has decided to replace him WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has decided to relieve Gen. Stanley McChrystal of his command over all U.S. military forces in Afghanistan, sources tell NBC News. Obama is scheduled to make an official 1:30 p.m. EDT announcement about the general.
  • Obama to speak after cabinet meeting (McChrystal must have gotten under his thin skin)

    06/22/2010 12:55:46 PM PDT · by milwguy · 66 replies
    politico ^ | 6/22/2010 | p
    President Obama will make a statement to the pool after meeting with his cabinet at 4 p.m., the White House announced.
  • Small Firms May Not Keep Current Health Plans After White House Decision

    06/18/2010 9:31:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 615+ views
    nyt ^ | 6/15/10 | ROBB MANDELBAUM
    Although President Obama and many Democrats promised during the health care reform debate that “if you like your health plan, you can keep it,” the health insurance plans that are now offered by small businesses probably will not survive the transition to a regulated marketplace. The Obama administration acknowledged this on Monday, when it proposed regulations for determining what insurance plans can remain exempt from market reforms. And while participants in those plans will probably be grateful for it, business owners may be less sanguine about the outcome. Because so many people were evidently reluctant to trade the comfort of...
  • What Health Overhaul Means for Small Businesses

    03/24/2010 3:19:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 543+ views
    wsj ^ | 3/24/10 | KRISTEN MCNAMARA
    The health-care overhaul that President Barack Obama signed into law will mean big changes for many small businesses. Through a combination of penalties, tax credits and purchasing pools, lawmakers aim to boost insurance coverage for U.S. workers. How this legislation will affect businesses depends in large part on their size. Beginning in 2014, organizations with more than 50 employees that don't offer affordable coverage will pay a penalty starting at $750 a year per full-time worker under the bill approved by the Senate and House of Representatives. A proposal approved separately by the House, which still requires Senate approval, would...
  • Obama unveils $33 billion tax credit to boost jobs

    01/29/2010 4:05:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 608+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/29/10 | Steve Holland
    BALTIMORE (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday proposed $33 billion in tax credits to coax small businesses into hiring workers as he underscored his commitment to pushing job creation to the top of his agenda. With public frustration over double-digit unemployment eroding his popularity, Obama has begun rolling out initiatives aimed at backing up his jobs pledge made in his economy-focused State of the Union Address earlier this week. The latest proposal calls for a $5,000 tax credit for every net new worker hired in 2010. The amount would be capped at $500,000 per firm to make sure that...
  • Small batch of swine flu vaccines pulled in Canada (~170,000 doses)

    11/24/2009 12:37:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 356+ views
    AP on San Diego U-T ^ | 11/24/09 | Meera Selva - ap
    LONDON — Canadian doctors have been advised not to use a batch of 170,000 swine flu vaccines after six reports of serious allergic reactions among recipients, but there are no similar reports from other countries, pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Tuesday. Authorities routinely monitor vaccines for any signals of problems, such as the allergic reactions that do occur, rarely, every year. Company spokeswoman Gwenan White said that GlaxoSmithKline advised medical staff in Canada ast week to refrain from using one batch of the vaccine while they look into reports that that it might have caused more allergic reactions than normal....
  • Carrington Automotive employee meeting (How Obama = no small business jobs)

    11/19/2009 7:30:19 AM PST · by 2banana · 22 replies · 1,471+ views ^ | 05 Nov 2009 | Handyman
    Transcript of remarks made by Leo Carrington (who doesn’t exist) to a mandatory meeting of all employees of Carrington Automotive Enterprises, Inc. (which doesn’t exist either) on August 17th, 2009 at the Royal Payne Hotel (a purely imaginary place) in Norfolk, Virginia (which does, in fact, exist). The Employee Meeting: I would like to start by thanking you for attending this meeting, though it's not like you had much of a choice. After all, attendance was mandatory. I'm also glad many of you accepted my invitation to your family members to be here as well. I have a few remarks...
  • Need advice/info on starting a small business

    04/24/2009 3:21:21 PM PDT · by Optimus Prime · 27 replies · 655+ views
    None | Today | Me
    I was curious about the process of creating a small business, and I was wondering if anyone could provide any info that I might find useful? First up, are there any books which're useful for anyone interested in starting a small business? Any titles which provide a lot of help? Second, where can one find possible sources of funding for a small business? Bank loan, of course, but anywhere else, in addition to fronting whatever you can? Last but not least, anyone here create and operate their own small business? What sort of things did you plan for ahead of...
  • Obama Unveils Small Business Rescue Plan During Ohio Stop

    10/11/2008 12:55:26 PM PDT · by Son House · 17 replies · 679+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | October 10, 2008 | TOM TROY
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama on Friday sought to reach out to white, working class voters in this center of Appalachian Ohio with his populist promises to rescue the economy, boost small business, and provide help with college tuition and health care — even as he accused his opponents of sowing division instead of tackling the economic crisis. Now a University of Illinois professor, Mr. Ayers has served on two community boards in Chicago with Mr. Obama and hosted a meeting in his home for Mr. Obama early in his Chicago political career. "I know my opponent is worried...
  • The Small-Donor Fallacy

    06/20/2008 5:06:00 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 10 replies · 133+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 20 June 200 | Jay Mandle
    ...Small-dollar donations to Obama have surged this year, and those donors became crucial in the spring as the battle to secure the Democratic nomination intensified. ...Employees of investment bank Goldman Sachs, for example, have contributed more than $570,000 to his campaign. Another problem with asserting that small donors are an antidote to undue influence by wealthy contributors is that even small donors are almost certainly much richer than the average American. ..the Campaign Finance Institute found that more than half of donors earned between $75,000 and $250,000 a year. The median U.S. income that year was $46,000. ...big-ticket fundraising among...
  • Barak Obama 'Belittles' Small Town America (UK Version)

    04/12/2008 7:34:30 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 120+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-13-2008 | Tim Shipman
    Barack Obama 'belittles' small town America By Tim Shipman in Washington Last Updated: 12:52am BST 13/04/2008 Barack Obama's presidential campaign has been knocked off balance after the Democratic White House frontrunner was caught on tape apparently belittling the fears of small town Americans who have lost their jobs. Senator Barack Obama speaks at a town hall meeting at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana The senator from Illinois was forced into a frantic damage limitation exercise after a recording emerged in which he appeared to dismiss impoverished blue collar workers as bitter individuals who have turned to God, guns and...
  • Small, Strange and Surreal: 3 of the Most Bizarre Micronations in the World

    12/27/2007 2:24:15 AM PST · by BGHater · 28 replies · 257+ views
    Weburbanist ^ | 24 Dec 2007 | Weburbanist
    Have you ever wanted to rule your very own country? A micronation is an area of land claimed by one or more persons to be independent from any major recognized nation in the world. Some of these have incredible histories of war, triumph and independence and still survive today, while others have long since been abandoned, annexed or destroyed. Sealand was established in the 1960s an Englishman and his family took possession of an abandoned anti-aircraft platform off the coast of Britain and declared it to be the Principality of Sealand. In the1970s a coup attempt was made and...
  • Report Slams Small's Tenure

    06/20/2007 7:30:32 AM PDT · by Renfield · 13 replies · 521+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6-20-07 | James Grimaldi
    Former Smithsonian secretary Lawrence M. Small took nearly 10 weeks of vacation a year during seven years running the vast museum complex and was absent from his job 550 workdays while earning $5.7 million on outside work, according to an independent commission report to be released today. The Smithsonian's second-ranking official, Sheila P. Burke, was absent from her job as deputy secretary for 400 days while earning $10 million over six years on non-museum work.....
  • Why are they lying about Ron Paul?

    05/18/2007 8:12:39 AM PDT · by sdnet · 146 replies · 2,746+ views ^ | May 18th, 2007 | Cliff Kincaid,
    In a desperate attempt to make Rudy Giuliani out to be the hero of Tuesday night’s debate, Fox News is continuing to attack Texas Congressman Ron Paul for something he did not say. In the latest installment of this campaign, John Gibson of Fox News says that Paul “suggested that the U.S. actually had a hand in the [9/11] terrorist attacks.” No, what he said was that U.S. foreign policy was a reason why Osama bin Laden attacked America. This is a fact. Gibson’s comment shows how Fox News has been eager to slant the news in favor of Giuliani,...
  • Small classes aren't a cure-all (In California)

    03/31/2007 4:12:50 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 17 replies · 273+ views
    LA Times ^ | 31 March 2007 | Staff
    SANTA ANA SCHOOLS deserve a public spanking if, as alleged, they created phantom classes to pull the wool over state officials' eyes. The idea was to make it look as though there were no more than 20 students per teacher in the primary grades so the schools could receive the full $16 million they were entitled to from the state for reducing class size. As lowdown as such a trick would be, it sheds light on one of the more rigid and expensive regulations governing public education in California. The decade-old class-size reduction program was a poorly planned experiment that...
  • Smithsonian Head Replaced Amid Criticism

    03/26/2007 11:13:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 993+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 26, 2007 | Jacqueline Trescott and James V. Grimaldi
    Monday, March 26, 2007; 1:02 PM Lawrence M. Small, the banker who took over the Smithsonian Institution seven years ago, was replaced Monday, according to congressional sources. Roger Sant, head of the Smithsonian's executive committee, was expected to make an announcement this afternoon. Small's management of the Smithsonian has been sharply criticized by members of Congress, and his compensation and spending practices have been subjected to scrutiny by the Smithsonian's inspector general. Last week, two separate committees were appointed to look into management operations at the museum complex, which includes 18 museums and research facilities as well as the National...
  • Should small government believers care about D.C.?

    03/13/2007 1:06:30 PM PDT · by sdnet · 4 replies · 387+ views ^ | March 13th, 2007 | Steve Adcock,
    As the Republican and Democratic parties dive into the electoral process with their eyes closed and minds firmly set on neutral, should true believers in a limited government, from any political party, care one way or another about the result? Does it matter whether Hillary Clinton or Rudy Giuliani gets to call the White House “home” in 2009? Does it make any difference? For our government, not especially.
  • Small Houston oil company at the center of global drama (FBI bribery probe - William Jefferson D-La)

    09/18/2006 5:04:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 2,281+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 9/18/06 | DAVID IVANOVICH
    Small Houston oil company at the center of global dramaERHC's story becomes oddly intertwined with FBI bribery probe By DAVID IVANOVICH Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau Sept. 18, 2006, 1:28PM WASHINGTON - Initially, theirs was a tale to rival that of any legendary Texas wildcatter. A little-known Houston oil company lands a potential blockbuster deal in the crude-rich waters off West Africa and appears poised for a big payoff. Negotiating the rocky shoals of West African politics and threats of arrest for sedition, ERHC Energy, a tiny company with no experience in offshore drilling, secures the rights from the...
  • Influx of Iraqi police in small Euphrates River town means more security, less insurgent activity

    08/17/2006 4:18:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 336+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    BAGHDADI, Iraq (Aug. 17, 2006) -- After 30 recent graduates from the Iraqi police academy came to Baghdadi, Iraq, residents in this Saddam-era military housing complex are expressing interest in joining the police force because they are noticing a decrease in insurgent activity. Marines with the Hawaii-based 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, or “America’s Battalion”, are combating the insurgency with local police officers – who recently received “much needed” new gear to get the job done – pistols, protective vests, rifles and batons to use while patrolling the city’s streets. Soon they will receive radios and police cars, said Maj....
  • Wanted: Small Asteroid For Use As A Slingshot To Slay A Goliath

    07/15/2006 4:10:05 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 508+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-15-2006 | Ian Sample
    Wanted: small asteroid for use as slingshot to slay a Goliath Ian Sample, science correspondent Saturday July 15, 2006 The Guardian (UK) It worked for David as he squared up to Goliath, and now scientists hope a slingshot will help save the planet. Scientists at the French space agency, CNES, have calculated how to capture an asteroid and manoeuvre it into a near-Earth orbit, from where it can be flung into the path of a larger asteroid that threatens to collide with Earth. The plan joins a growing list of strategies put forward to protect our home planet should scientists...
  • Airmen Handle Missions Big and Small in Afghanistan

    07/12/2006 6:21:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 318+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Master Sgt. Orville F. Desjarlais Jr.
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, July 12, 2006 – Air Force Tech. Sgt. William Long likes a challenge. But a couple weeks ago, one challenge seemed insurmountable. Air Force officials had notified an airman deployed to a remote forward operating base that his wife was gravely ill. The Air Force placed him on emergency leave, then tried to figure a way to get him from the Afghan frontier to the United States. As a controller in the Air Terminal Operations Center here, Long decided to tackle the problem. Long, deployed from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., found an Army helicopter...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
  • Small aircraft take on some of the biggest missions

    06/07/2006 5:24:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 379+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Lt. Col. Bob Thompson
    6/7/2006 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Patrolling the sky over Iraq for more than 2,250 hours in May, the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron here leads the largest unmanned aerial vehicle operation in the world with one of the Air Force’s smallest aircraft -- the MQ-1 Predator. Providing “real-time eyes-in-the-sky,” the squadron of about 20 aircraft is often the critical link between ground commanders and what is around the next corner in combat. “We’re the largest game in town and an integral part of just about every large joint operation in Iraq,” said Capt. Fred Atwater, 46th ERS commander....
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Neanderthals Take Out Their Small Blades

    05/16/2006 12:51:33 PM PDT · by blam · 40 replies · 1,293+ views
    Science News ^ | 5-16-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Neandertals take out their small blades Bruce Bower From San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the Paleoanthropology Society and Society for American Archaeology meeting Excavations of Neandertal artifacts at two caves in northern Spain have yielded an unexpected discovery—a trove of thin, double-edged stone blades that researchers usually regard as the work of Stone Age people who lived much later. In 2005, Federico Bernaldo de Quiros of the University of Léon in Spain and his coworkers unearthed small stone blades, which they called bladelets, lying amid larger, characteristic Neandertal stone implements in a cave called El Castillo. All the finds came...
  • Small Boats Provide Links to Local Maritime Community

    05/02/2006 5:47:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 323+ views
    ABOARD THE USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN, May 2, 2006 – While there is a ring of steel around the Iraqi oil terminal platforms in the Northern Arabian Gulf, small rubber boats with special boat crews do much of the heavy lifting for security and stability in the area. A small-boat boarding party from the Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Ballarat prepares for maritime operations in the Northern Arabian Gulf. American, British and Australian are always a part of Coalition Task Force 58, which provides maritime security in the region. Other countries' ships join when available. Photo by Jim Garamone   (Click photo...
  • Man kills self over genital size

    04/26/2006 11:46:31 PM PDT · by M203M4 · 81 replies · 2,040+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | Singapore, April 20, 2006 | AFP
    An 18-year-old Singaporean student committed suicide last month because he was convinced his penis was too small, a report said on Wednesday. State Coroner Tan Boon Heng said the case highlighted the importance of sex education in schools and recommended the details be forwarded to the education ministry, the Straits Times reported. The teenager, who was not named, jumped from a building on March 3. A suicide note explained why, an investigation to determine the cause of death said. "He said it was not due to the stress of his examination, but it was more about his physical development... He...
  • Small Diameter Bomb Provides Big Capabilities

    03/24/2006 9:28:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 1,321+ views
    TransFormation DoD ^ | Staff Sgt. Ryan Hansen
    The bomb’s small size increases the number of weapons an aircraft can carry, therefore raising the amount of targets it can kill in one sortie. By Staff Sgt. Ryan Hansen / Air Armament Center Public Affairs EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., March 24, 2006 – There's an old saying that goes, "good things come in small packages." That saying rings true for the warfighter when looking at the capabilities of the small diameter bomb, the Air Force's newest precision guided munition.At just 5.9 feet long and 285 pounds, the bomb’s small size increases the number of weapons an aircraft...