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  • Biden: In D.C., 'Being Middle Class...Means You’re Not Sophisticated'

    03/12/2015 9:47:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/12/15 | Ali Meyer
    ( - "In this town, being middle class is not viewed as a compliment -- it means you’re not sophisticated," Vice President Joe Biden told a gathering in Washington on Wednesday. He was touting the virtues of middle-class economics when he made the comment at the National Press Club. "Today, not only have we walked the long road back, but we’ve built the foundations, in my view, on which our economic futures continue to be built and that has to be a future where the middle class is dealt back into the deal, where there’s really opportunity and jobs you...
  • Video: Sophisticated Hamas Underground Missile Launchers

    11/17/2012 11:07:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    INN ^ | 11/18/12 |
    The sophisticated underground rocket launcher system in Gaza has been exposed by the terrorist organization in a video it released Saturday. The video indicates the amount of effort and money that Hamas invested in its anti-Israel military infrastructure that is partly financed by foreign aid and transfers by Israel of taxes collected on behalf of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority, which funnels part of the funds to Hamas. The Israeli Air Force has knocked out a number of the underground sites, but it is not known how many remain. Hamas has copied the Hizbullah tactic used in the 2006 Second Lebanon...
  • Newsweek's Smear

    08/11/2011 4:43:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 11, 2011 | Staff
    Media: Talk about the elite lagging behind a more sophisticated public. Newsweek, trying to overcome its slide into obscurity, thought it could grab attention by smearing Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann. Big mistake. The smear came in the form of this week's cover story, which tried unconvincingly to depict GOP presidential candidate and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann as "The Queen of Rage," with a cover shot that made her look maniacal. But if anything, Bachmann comes across as Thatcheresque in her unmovable opposition to more deficit spending. Question her opposition a journalist may do, but don't make it out as...
  • Britain's Last Neanderthals Were More Sophisticated Than We Thought

    06/23/2008 1:49:37 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 334+ views ^ | 6-23-2008 | University College London
    Britain’s last Neanderthals were more sophisticated than we thought An archaeological excavation at a site near Pulborough, West Sussex, has thrown remarkable new light on the life of northern Europe’s last Neanderthals. It provides a snapshot of a thriving, developing population – rather than communities on the verge of extinction. “The tools we’ve found at the site are technologically advanced and potentially older than tools in Britain belonging to our own species, Homo sapiens,” says Dr Matthew Pope of Archaeology South East based at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. “It’s exciting to think that there’s a real possibility these were...
  • Neanderthals 'Were Ahead Of Their Time'

    06/14/2007 5:56:19 PM PDT · by blam · 77 replies · 1,655+ views
    Neanderthals 'were ahead of their time' Last Updated: 2:42am BST 14/06/2007 Big, brutish and stupid - it's a commonly held view that our prehistoric predecessors were as wild and unsophisticated as the animals they hunted. Neanderthal man was 'as smart as we are' But Neanderthal man was not as slow-witted as he looked and was in reality as smart as we are, an archaeologist claims. They were actually innovators who used different forms of tools to adapt to the ecological challenges posed by harsh habitats as they spread through Europe. Although our ancestors have become the butt of jokes about...
  • British spies caught 'red-handed' with rock: Russia [James Bond, fake rock,...]

    01/23/2006 3:32:24 PM PST · by familyop · 70 replies · 1,871+ views
    CBC News ^ | 23JAN06 | CBC News
    British spies caught 'red-handed' with rock: RussiaLast Updated Mon, 23 Jan 2006 15:37:29 ESTCBC News Russia's main intelligence agency says it has caught four British diplomats in a spy scheme worthy of James Bond for its use of bizarre gadgetry. According to Russian television reports, a piece of equipment that can store and exchange classified information was hidden in a fake rock in Moscow Square, allowing alleged spies to upload and download information in broad daylight while appearing to do nothing more innocuous than use a cellphone or Blackberry. Russia's spy agency claims British diplomats planted this fake rock containing...
  • CA: Officials arrest 11 in sophisticated SoCal marriage fraud scheme

    11/30/2005 10:13:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 759+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/30/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal authorities arrested 11 people in connection with a sophisticated marriage fraud scheme that targeted Asians seeking U.S. citizenship. The arrests took place Tuesday in Los Angeles and Orange counties and the Bay Area, according to officials who described the operation as one of the biggest of its kind in the country. Chinese and Vietnamese nationals were charged up to $60,000 to marry American citizens to obtain green cards, authorities said. Couples were provided with fake wedding photographs, joint tax returns and even love letters. "Marriage fraud is not a new phenomenon but clearly this scheme...
  • Hey, Dallas: Look who's upscale now

    08/14/2005 6:08:10 AM PDT · by Shawndell Green · 38 replies · 1,217+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 13, 2005 | DAVID KAPLAN
    Houston is coming into its own as a center for style and fashion If 25 years ago, you picked up a national magazine and looked at ads for luxury retailers, chances are they'd be touting stores in cities like London, Paris, New York, San Francisco and Dallas. Dallas — but not Houston. Today, Houston is more likely to be included among the list of chichi towns. Theories on how Dallas got the luxury jump on Houston are numerous: Dallas is the headquarters of retail powerhouse Neiman Marcus. Dallas is the site of a major wholesale apparel mart. Dallas has more...
  • Terrorists retool carnage in Iraq - (Rowan Scarborough says they're "one step ahead of us" - not!)

    06/12/2005 4:35:20 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 588+ views
    The car bombs killing troops and civilians in Iraq have grown more sophisticated as insurgents gain training and financing across the border in Syria, defense officials say. The officials estimate that improvised explosive devices (IEDs), both roadside and car-borne, now account for 50 percent of all daily attacks, or "contacts," in Iraq. When the IED attacks began in full force in late 2003, most bombs were made of artillery and mortar shells. But lately, the coalition is discovering more sophisticated bombs made of a mix of explosives, some of which include penetrating warheads to kill people inside buildings. At the...
  • Barbarians Get Sophisticated (Nebra "Sky Disk")

    11/16/2003 11:25:46 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 2,488+ views
    US News ^ | 11-16-2003 | Andrew Curry
    Barbarians get sophisticated By Andrew Curry BERLIN--For something so small, the "sky disk" has made quite an impact here. Not even a foot across, the 5-pound bronze disk is embossed in gold leaf with intricate images of the sun, moon, and 32 stars. In the plate's center is a representation of the star cluster Pleiades, which appears in the sky around the autumnal equinox and signaled the arrival of harvest season. What's most amazing is its age. More than 3,500 years old, the sky disk may well be the most important Bronze Age find in decades. Treasure hunters found it...
  • Foreign 'holy warriors' step up ruthless, sophisticated terrorist campaign

    10/27/2003 7:35:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 155+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 28/10/2003 | Robin Gedye, Foreign Affairs Writer
    The suicide bombs that slaughtered dozens of people in four separate blasts within 45 minutes yesterday took terrorism in Iraq to fresh levels of sophistication and co-ordination. Brig Gen Mark Hertling of the US 1st Armoured Division was clear. "The bombings seem to have been the operations of foreign fighters," he said. "We have not seen attacks we could attribute to foreign fighters before. We have seen them today." While it would be in America's interest to portray terrorist attacks as the work of foreigners bent on undermining stability, the methods used in recent weeks certainly indicate a ruthlessness against...
  • Amazonian find stuns researchers

    09/20/2003 6:15:45 PM PDT · by vannrox · 44 replies · 2,918+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 9-20-03 | By Thomas H. Maugh II
    Amazonian find stuns researchers Deep in the Amazon forest of Brazil, archaeologists have found a network of 1,000-year-old towns and villages that refutes two long-held notions: that the pre-Columbian tropical rain forest was a pristine environment that had not been altered by humans, and that the rain forest could not support a complex, sophisticated society. A 15-mile-square region at the headwaters of the Xingu River contains at least 19 villages that are sited at regular intervals and share the same circular design. The villages are connected by a system of broad, parallel highways, Florida researchers reported in yesterday's issue of...