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    05/03/2011 10:49:29 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 8 replies
    Black Five ^ | Froggy
    Just like everybody else, the news that Navy SEALs had infiltrated Pakistan and shot Usama bin Laden in the face really brightened my evening. I decided to celebrate with a Patel Brothers cigar and two fingers of Jack Daniels. Of course my heart was especially bursting with pride at the news that my brothers on the East Coast got the call and executed their mission flawlessly despite crashing a helointo the compound. If you have to be in a helo crash, you are far better off being in one piloted by a Nightstalker of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment...
  • Beef prices soar

    03/31/2011 1:05:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- If you're already shocked by how much your favorite cut of beef costs at the supermarket, brace yourself because prices will keep going up. Surging commodity prices already have consumers paying more for groceries such as eggs, milk, cereal and meat. The price of beef in particular has shot through the roof In February, the average retail price per pound for beef was $3.87, up 12.4% versus a year ago, according to market research firm FreshLook Data. The average retail price for a pound of chicken was up 3.9% in February versus a year ago, turkey...
  • Supermarket prices soar in Manhattan and across the country

    03/13/2011 10:52:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 233 replies
    ny post ^ | 3/13/11 | FARRAH WEINSTEIN and CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
    What’s in your wallet? Not much — especially after a trip to the supermarket. At the checkout counter at the D’Agostino in Hell’s Kitchen, retired ballerina Carol Sumner shook her head over the increasingly steep price of her weekly grocery bill. “It’s outrageous,” said Sumner, a senior citizen who was making a pit stop to buy soda, ice cream and cake for a party she was throwing. “I feel like I am getting fleeced and taken advantage of. I don’t buy meat anymore. I can’t. It’s too expensive.” The price index for groceries is expected to surge 3 to 4...
  • Intel earnings soar with rise of "cloud" computing

    01/13/2011 6:10:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/13/11 | afp
    US computer chip giant Intel posted its best earnings ever in 2010 as businesses beefed up data centers to handle services increasingly shifting to the Internet "cloud." Intel said it took in a net profit of $11.7 billion for the year on revenue of $43.6 billion, a 167 percent jump from the profit it posted in 2009. "2010 was the best year in Intel's history," the California-based company's chief executive Paul Otellini said in comments released with the earnings report. "We believe that 2011 will be even better." Intel's net profit for the final quarter was $3.4 billion, a 48...
  • Health Insurers Plan Hikes

    09/07/2010 6:34:55 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-08-10 | JANET ADAMY
    Rate Increases Are Blamed on Health-Care Overhaul; White House Questions Logic Health insurers say they plan to raise premiums on some Americans as a direct result of the health overhaul as soon as next month, complicating Democrats' efforts to trumpet their signature achievement before the midterm elections. Aetna Inc., some BlueCross BlueShield plans and other smaller carriers have asked for premium increases of between 1% and 9% to pay for extra benefits required under the law, according to filings with state regulators. These and other insurers say Congress's landmark refashioning of U.S. health coverage, which passed in March after a...
  • BP shares soar as spill spreads (rises 9%, relief well one week ahead of schedule)

    07/06/2010 4:59:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/6/10 | Kristen Hays
    HOUSTON (Reuters) – Drilling of a relief well seen as the most promising way to plug the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a week ahead of schedule, the U.S. official overseeing the spill response said on Tuesday. But crews were still aiming to reach BP's blown-out well only in mid-August, Retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen said on Tuesday, 78 days after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig killed 11 people and burst an oil well, now spewing up to 60,000 barrels of crude into the Gulf each day. BP's shares rose nearly 9...
  • NASCAR's bond with the military continues to soar

    07/01/2010 1:34:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies ^ | 7/1/10 | Bill Kimm
    NASCAR and the military -- it's a bond you don't see anywhere else in the sports world. From pre-race entertainment to sponsorship, from flybys to honored guests at the track -- no one group is as closely partnered with NASCAR than the U.S. military. But how did the marriage come to be? And why does it work so well? The relationship is where it is today after some hard work, some controversy and some serious thinking outside the box. But one thing is for sure -- the bond between NASCAR and the military is as tight as it's ever been,...
  • Tensions soar between Israeli UN delegation, Al-Jazeera

    07/13/2009 3:54:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 278+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 7/13/09 | Shlomo Shamir, Haaretz Correspondent
    The ongoing tension between the Israeli delegation to the United Nations and the Al Jazeera bureau at the international organization headquarters has reached new heights recently. The Arab network's chief UN correspondent, Khaled Dawoud, has accused the Israeli delegation of discriminatory policies and harassment. The Israeli diplomats, for their part, have accused Dawoud of disruptive behavior and of exploiting press conferences and events with Israeli officials as a podium to bash Israel.
  • 1960s Terrorist - Hyperbolic Arguments

    10/07/2008 6:46:48 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 6 replies · 337+ views
    9 TEX. REV. L. & POL. 17 (2004) p. 23 & 26 | 2004 | JEFF BREINHOLT
    Weather Underground and Other 60s Radical Groups - History - Excerpt 2 from Law Review Book To be fair, few modern critics suggest that the United States should ignore the threat of international terrorism. They instead focus on the means with which U.S. prosecutors and agents are trying to achieve their new public safety mandate. Like their predecessors of the earlier era, the critics sometimes rely on odd constitutional arguments that courts have no trouble rejecting. These arguments represent the easy lessons of history, in terms of how American courts view political violence. The American judiciary has never accepted the...
  • Property Tax Revolt (It Could Happen in Arizona)

    04/26/2008 3:02:03 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 21 replies · 216+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 26 April 2008 | Editorial Staff
    Arizona has been hit hard hit by the real-estate bust, with the average home value down 17% in a year and a record number of foreclosures. So Democratic Governor Janet Napolitano has devised a clever way to revive the housing market: Raise property taxes. Last week Ms. Napolitano vetoed a bill that would have made a two-year suspension of the state property tax permanent. "It's untimely. It's untenable. It's unwise," she said of her untimely and unwise veto. So as housing values slide, Arizonans next year will get walloped with an extra $250 million property tax bill. Arizona is one...
  • Australia temperatures to soar in 65 years (by as much as 9 degrees Fahrenheit)

    01/31/2007 10:52:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 479+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/31/07 | Meraiah Foley - ap
    SYDNEY, Australia - Average temperatures in Sydney will rise by about 9 degrees during the next 65 years, with devastating consequences including 1,300 more heat-related deaths per year, according to a government study released Wednesday. With Australia gripped by its worst drought on record, the issue of climate change has emerged as a battleground in this year's national elections. Prime Minister John Howard has come under renewed criticism for not ratifying the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, making Australia the only major industrial nation other than the U.S. to reject the treaty that mandates lower emissions of global-warming greenhouse gases. Howard did...
  • A-10s set to soar in Al Anbar province

    01/22/2007 12:04:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 124 replies · 2,739+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | 1st Lt. Landon Derentz
    1/22/2007 - AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFNEWS) -- A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 438th Air Expeditionary Group landed one by one at their new home Jan. 17 here. A formation of more than 200 Airmen assembled for the 438th AEG activation and assumption of command ceremony Jan. 15 as the unit is in the Al Anbar province to provide close-air support to coalition forces in the region. "We feel extremely honored to support the Combined Forces Air Component commander's mission in Iraq and to be joining the proud heritage of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing -- the Tuskegee...
  • Two spires of light to soar here as 9/11 memorial

    09/10/2006 12:23:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 560+ views
    At dusk on Monday, the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, residents across the Tucson valley will be able to look up and see two pillars of light streaking toward the sky from "A" Mountain. The beams of light that will flank the red, white and blue "A" on the mountain are intended to mimic the "Tribute in Light" that occurs annually on Sept. 11 in Lower Manhattan. It was all supposed to be a secret until Monday night. "Our original goal was to turn on the lights and not tell anyone," said Tucson developer Jim Campbell, who...
  • Price Of Food And Drink To Soar, Experts Predict (UK)

    08/23/2006 6:50:36 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 543+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-24-2006 | David Derbyshire
    Price of food and drink will soar, experts predict By David Derbyshire, Consumer Affairs Editor (Filed: 24/08/2006) On top of soaring fuel bills, petrol prices and council tax, retail experts issued a warning yesterday that the cost of food and drink was about to go up sharply. Supermarkets are expected to pass on higher prices to customers after a combination of poor harvests and the rising cost of global commodities such as orange juice and coffee. Drink up: The cost of orange juice is expected to rise by up to 25 per cent over the next few months The cost...
  • Air Ambulance soar to aid service members at Al Asad

    06/26/2006 10:16:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 381+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brandon L. Roach
    AL ASAD, Iraq (June 26, 2006) -- The thumping of helicopter blades beats over the noise made by service members scrambling to help a wounded person, and as the sound becomes clearer, they look up and see the dark silhouettes of two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters drifting in to land. Smoke is popped and the 'Angels of Mercy' with the Army's 82nd Medical Company descend from the sky to take the injured to a hospital located safely inside the perimeter of Al Asad. The mission of the soldiers with the 82nd Medical Company is to provide aero medical evacuation operations throughout...
  • Egypt Frees 950 Gamaa Islamiya Prisoners

    04/12/2006 8:20:24 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 21 replies · 587+ views
    Voice of America News ^ | 12 April 2006 | By Challiss McDonough
    Egypt has released 950 jailed members of the militant Islamist group Gamaa Islamiya. Some of them have been in prison since the assassination of President Anwar Sadat 25 years ago. The group's lawyer says about 950 members of Gamaa Islamiya have been released over the last 10 days. The largest group, several hundred, were freed Tuesday, in honor of a Muslim holiday marking the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Those released include several senior figures, some of whom have been imprisoned for more than 20 years. Gamaa Islamiya was once Egypt's largest militant Islamist group, responsible for a string of...
  • Marriott refuses counter-terror group

    02/21/2006 6:12:31 PM PST · by Calpernia · 80 replies · 1,980+ views
    Marriott refuses counter-terror group, but hosts Muslims Students Association Eastern Zone Conference The Marriott Hotel chain refused to host the upcoming counter terror symposium that is being organized by Jeffrey Epstein and the America’s Truth Forum. According to Epstein, Peter Cantone, General Manager for Marriott Georgetown, turned down the group in November, saying: Your event is too controversial to be held on the property. This decision is based upon business considerations, as the event would call for heightened security since protestors might be attracted from both the student body and off campus. I'm concerned that these protestors might block the...
  • Phrogs continue to soar above Iraq (22nd MEU)

    02/09/2006 5:20:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 378+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 9, 2006 | Gunnery Sgt. Keith A. Milks
    AL ASAD AIRFIELD, Iraq (Feb. 9, 2006) -- By the time Lance Cpl. Blake Rowe was born in 1983, the aircraft on which he today so carefully labors had already been flying for nearly two decades, and shows no sign of touching the ground. Like the Colt .45 pistol (introduced in 1911) and the M-2 .50-caliber machine gun (around since 1919), the venerable CH-46E Sea Knight medium lift assault helicopter has become one of those tools of war whose dependability and utility has ensured its lifespan exceeds the careers of those who use it. Used primarily in the assault support...
  • Murders soar in wake of Katrina refugees

    01/02/2006 6:56:54 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 69 replies · 2,860+ views
    News.Telegraph ^ | 01/01/2006 | Jacqui Goddard
    The city of Houston is appealing for emergency funding to help to fight a huge crime wave following the arrival of refugees from hurricane-hit New Orleans. The issue is highly sensitive as the majority of the hurricane's victims were drawn from New Orleans's black underclass.
  • Cell Phones Prove Deadly, Three Separate S.C. Crashes Leave 4 Dead (US 2005 losses soar over 42,000)

    12/25/2005 3:13:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 88 replies · 3,039+ views
    Fort Wayne ^ | 12/25/05 | Joshua StoweSouth
    Cell phones prove deadly Contributor in 14 fatalities this year on Toll Road, police say By Joshua Stowe South Bend Tribune Posted on Sun, Dec. 25, 2005 ELKHART – Nick Vilders sees his cell phone as a lifesaver. The Orland man said he’s placed countless calls to stay awake while driving home after a day’s work as a building maintenance employee on the Indiana Toll Road. “I have a cell phone, I ain’t gonna lie,” Vilders said. Police and safety experts say Vilders’ attitude, while common, puts him at risk. They say it’s a mistake to think a person can...
  • Griffins soar Iraqi soldiers into battle

    12/21/2005 4:55:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 394+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 21, 2005 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL ASAD, Iraq -- The Fighting Griffins of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 266 are witnessing a change in their mission as they provide tactical mobility and logistical support to the ground combat element in Iraq. More and more, the squadron’s missions focus on moving Iraqi soldiers in support of anti-insurgent operations along the frontlines of the battle. While participating in Operation Moonlight, Dec. 19, the Griffins flew Iraqi forces from the 1st Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division, along with their Marine advisors from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, in support of large-scale operations east of Ubaydi, in western Anbar province. Operation...
  • Cobras soar through skies of Iraq, support Marines on ground

    11/25/2005 3:43:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 943+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 25, 2005 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL QAIM, Iraq (Nov. 24, 2005) -- Marines flying AH-1W Super Cobras, soaring through the skies of Iraq, are growing accustomed to using precision guided ordnance, maximizing the damage to their targets while minimizing collateral damage. Since arriving in western Iraq during September, the Gunfighters of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 have continuously dropped precision guided ordnance on the enemy in support of ongoing operations. The Gunfighters, from Al Qaim, Iraq, dropped their 100th precision-guided AGM-114 Hellfire missile, Nov. 17. “We are destroying target after target in support of ground combat brethren,” said Maj. John Barranco, the officer-in-charge of...
  • Natural gas price to soar 71 percent (PG&E)

    09/30/2005 12:20:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 1,533+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 9/30/05 | Chuck Carroll
    PG&E customers will pay a whopping 71 percent more in October for natural gas than they did last October, the utility will announce this morning. PG&E scheduled an 11 a.m. news conference in San Jose to explain the impact of the hike on consumers' bills and the reason for it. Giving a preview of the event, PG&E spokesman Jeff Smith blamed the price increase on Hurricane Rita, which knocked out numerous natural-gas producing facilities on the Texas Gulf Coast. ``What Katrina did for gasoline prices, Rita has done for natural gas.'' Smith acknowledged the news was not good for consumers,...
  • Economic Hopes Soar in Ninawa Province

    09/13/2005 6:16:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 248+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sep 13, 2005 | Polli Keller
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers build a new air traffic control tower, and plans other improvements to help economic recovery, and increase employment . MOSUL, Iraq, Sept. 13, 2005 — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is working hard to assist Ninawa Province in becoming a major commercial center in northern Iraq. The USACE is providing quality assurance oversight as a Turkish contractor, EMTA Construction Co., builds a new air traffic control tower at Mosul Airport, on Forward Operating Base Diamondback, Iraq. "With an improvement in commerce, there will be significant alternatives to joining the insurgency, which should lead...
  • June Durables Soar, Home Sales Surge As U.S. Strengthens

    07/28/2005 8:46:28 AM PDT · by CAWats · 36 replies · 798+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 07/28/05 | Laura Mandaro
    Despite fears that the housing market is ready to collapse, demand for homes remain hot. The supply of new homes at the current sales pace narrowed to 4.0 months, the lowest since October.
  • NYC terror trial jurors seek judge counsel (Lynne Stewart)

    02/08/2005 6:31:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 685+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/8/05 | Larry Neumeister - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - A month of deliberations in the trial of a lawyer and two others accused of helping terrorists appears to be taking its toll on jurors, leading two of them to ask to speak with the judge Tuesday. The text of what was said in the two jurors' separate meetings with U.S. District Judge John Koeltl was sealed. The proceedings were witnessed by a lawyer for the government and a lawyer for the defense teams, and raised the possibility of a mistrial. After the two jurors met with the judge, the three defendants and their lawyers gathered...
  • Motive sought in New York subway bomb plot (1997)

    11/13/2004 11:38:37 AM PST · by Calpernia · 16 replies · 909+ views
    The Providence Journal-Bulletin ^ | August 2, 1997 | by Dan Barry
    The New York Times, The Providence Journal-Bulletin, Friday, August 1, 1997, page A-1, A-8 -- As heavily armed agents stood guard, a federal judge presided over the arraignment of two suspects charged with conspiracy to blow up a New York subway station and possession of explosives. Other investigators were seeking a reason behind the alleged plot. Gazi Ibrahim Abu Mezer, 23, and Lafi Khalil, 22, both from Israel's West Bank, were charged late Friday as they lay in their hospital beds recovering from gunshot wounds suffered during a shootout with police at their Brooklyn apartment . The men were arrested...
  • Special Operators Seeking A Technological Advantage [Brian's Military Ping List]

    05/11/2003 6:58:21 AM PDT · by VaBthang4 · 8 replies · 281+ views
    National Defense Magazine ^ | May 2003 | Harold Kennedy
    The U.S. Special Operations Command is looking for “leap-ahead” technologies that can give its troops a decided advantage over their adversaries in wars such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld announced in January that the command—made up of elite, unconventional warfare units from the Army, Navy and Air Force and headquartered at Florida’s MacDill Air Force Base—is being strengthened so that it can play a bigger role in U.S. military operations. Currently, SOCOM consists of about 47,000 personnel, including Army Special Forces, Rangers and specialized helicopter, psychological operations and civil affairs units; Navy SEAL (sea,...
  • CA: Elderly inmate costs to soar, experts say

    02/26/2003 9:38:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 161+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 2/26/03 | Mercury News wire services
    <p>Unless something changes, there will be nearly 50,000 elderly inmates in California's prison system in 20 years, a ``ticking time bomb'' that could cost the state more than $4 billion a year -- about the same as the entire current budget, a national prisons expert said Tuesday.</p>
  • Britain 'May Lose Control' Of TB As Cases Soar

    12/04/2002 6:10:14 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 304+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-5-2002 | Celia Hall
    Britain 'may lose control' of TB as cases soar By Celia Hall, Medical Editor (Filed: 05/12/2002) Rates of tuberculosis in some areas of London are higher than in parts of the developing world and the disease in Britain is running ahead of efforts to contain it, campaigners said yesterday. New figures show that the borough of Brent, north-west London, has 116.5 cases per 100,000 of the population compared with Tajikistan with a rate of 115, China with 113 and Brazil with 64. Close behind Brent is Newham, east London, with 104 cases per 100,000 and Hackney, north London, with 87.2....
  • Immigration Causing UK Population Growth To Soar

    11/19/2002 5:46:55 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 303+ views
    Ananova ^ | 11-19-2002
    Immigration causing UK population growth to soar Mass immigration has quadrupled the rate of population growth, a report by an independent think tank claims. The Civitas report states that immigration has added 543,000 to the population in the last three years and 1.02m to the population between 1992 and 2000. The report says the UK is experiencing the highest levels of net immigration in its history. It argues that the Government should implement a policy of "zero net immigration" where equal numbers of people arrive and leave the country. Unless immigration declines, it will add more than 2 million people...

    06/01/2002 11:18:55 AM PDT · by forest · 14 replies · 371+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #275 ^ | 6-2-02 | Doug Fiedor
    Recently, I received a message from the Airline Pilots' Security Alliance (1), which is a coalition of the Allied Pilots' Association, the Coalition of Airline Pilots' Associations, the Air Line Pilots' Association, and the Independent Pilots' Association. The message concerned arming commercial airline pilots, but it provided some very good information the national media seems to have overlooked. For instance: “Most people don't know that for many decades after the dawn of commercial aviation, airline pilots carried firearms in the cockpit without incident. However, in late 1987, after a suicidal attacker broke into the cockpit of an airliner, murdered the...