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  • Marin County sewage spills may be sabotage

    12/23/2010 1:34:54 PM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/23/10 | Peter Fimrite, Chronicle Staff Writer
    As much as a million gallons of sewage has poured into Marin County's Corte Madera Creek this week - including sludge from a pipe that ruptured Wednesday - following a series of mishaps that officials believe could be sabotage. The raw sewage bubbled out of a badly clogged pipeline in Kentfield Friday. Then, about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, a large pipe apparently burst underneath a berm used by locals as a jogging trail next to the creek, about three-quarters of a mile west of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. An undetermined amount of effluent spewed out of the ruptured pipe, said Brett...
  • U.S. Rescuers May Have Killed Briton Held by Taliban (not suicide vest)

    10/11/2010 3:42:06 PM PDT · by earlJam · 73 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/11/10
    LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday that a British aid worker killed in an American rescue raid in Afghanistan last week may have been killed by a grenade detonated by a United States special forces unit — not in an explosion of a suicide bomber’s vest detonated by her Taliban captors, as the American command in Afghanistan suggested when it confirmed her death on Saturday. A grim-faced Mr. Cameron appeared at a news conference at 10 Downing Street to say he had learned of “this deeply distressing development” Monday from the top American and NATO commander in Afghanistan,...
  • Well here's your problem right here, sir..

    10/29/2009 7:39:06 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 300+ views
    YahooNews ^ | Wed Oct 28 2009 | staff reporter
    OSLO (Reuters) – A man was caught by Norwegian customs carrying a tarantula in his bag, and a further 14 royal pythons and 10 albino leopard geckos taped to his body, media reported Monday. The 22-year-old Norwegian was stopped in a routine check by Kristiansand customs after arriving on a ferry from Denmark, newspaper Faedrelandsvennen reported. Customs found the tarantula, before deciding to give him a full body search that revealed 14 stockings -- one for each snake -- taped around his torso, top selling tabloid VG said. Reptile smuggling is not uncommon in Norway, which prohibits people holding many...
  • Mounties' top cop resigns

    12/06/2006 1:44:30 PM PST · by Clive · 1 replies · 247+ views
    CanWest News Service via National Post ^ | 2006-12-06 | Meaghan Fitzpatrick
    OTTAWA — Embattled RCMP head Giuliano Zaccardelli has submitted his resignation, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today in question period. “Today Commissioner Zaccardelli submitted his resignation to me and I have accepted it,” Harper told the House of Commons. “The commissioner indicated to me that it would be in the best interest of the RCMP to have new leadership as this great organization faces the challenges of the future.” Harper made the announcement after Liberal Leader Stephane Dion asked the prime minister when he knew about the contradictory testimony Zaccardelli provided to a parliamentary committee about the Maher Arar case....
  • History of SR71Blackbird Losses

    12/02/2006 12:52:53 PM PST · by amakua · 105 replies · 4,936+ views
    Lots of SR71 aircraft pictures with brief discriptions of various accidents that occured over the life span of the aircraft.
  • Stars' septic systems suspect in Pacific pollution

    10/05/2006 9:52:09 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 28 replies · 696+ views
    CNN online ^ | October 4, 2006 | Staff
    MALIBU, California (AP) -- The mystery: Just whose waste is befouling the most celebrity-saturated stretch of California coast? The suspects: Malibu residents whose septic tanks might let what gets flushed down the toilet flow down the hills and into the Pacific Ocean. The strategy: DNA testing and a pledge, if need be, to get court warrants to inspect leaky tanks buried beneath the backyards of some Hollywood stars. "This is going to get messy," predicts Mark Pestrella, the Los Angeles County public works official tasked with the project. ... ...Oak-shaded private paths that wind through the canyons and spill onto...
  • TWA 800: Pilots speak out

    05/17/2003 7:23:43 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 189 replies · 2,009+ views
    © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 17, 2003 | Jack Cashill
    TWA 800: Pilots speak out Posted: May 17, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com After my most recent trip to Washington last weekend, I have come to one sorry conclusion: The only people who believe that a fuel-tank problem destroyed TWA Flight 800 sit in America's major media newsrooms. They certainly don't sit in the cockpits of America's airliners. After some 200 radio and TV interviews and a score of live appearances, I have talked to at least 100 airline pilots. Of those, exactly one supported the government thesis. What follows are some of the unsolicited e-mails I have...
  • Nagging Global Warming Differences Resolved

    05/02/2006 4:59:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 793+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/2/06 | Randolph E. Schmid - ap
    WASHINGTON - A nagging difference in temperature readings that had raised questions about global warming has been resolved, a panel of scientists reported Tuesday. "This significant discrepancy no longer exists because errors in the satellite and radiosonde data have been identified and corrected," researchers said in the first of 21 assessment reports planned by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. The findings show clear evidence of human influences on climate due to changes in greenhouse gases, aerosols and stratospheric ozone. There has been increasing concern about global climate change being caused by human activity, in particular the release of gases...
  • No Moral Equivalence Here [Op-Ed Page Editor]

    04/11/2006 3:31:57 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 3 replies · 371+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 4/11/2006 | Deborah Jerome-Cohen
    No Moral Equivalence Here BY DEBORAH JEROME-COHEN As she was being tossed out of the courtroom recently for "not behaving well," a defense attorney for Saddam Hussein, Bushra Khalil, brandished some of the notorious Abu Ghraib photos and shouted, "I want to show you what Americans do to prisoners."There was a moment of sick comedy in this -- the judge telling Khalil "You are not disciplined," Khalil waving the pictures -- as there have been at other points in Saddam's trial for crimes against humanity in the murder, torture, execution and banishment of hundreds of people from the village of...
  • Scientist: Comets Blasted Early Americans

    10/28/2005 6:33:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 1,824+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/28/05 | Meg Kinnard - ap
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A supernova could be the "quick and dirty" explanation for what may have happened to an early North American culture, a nuclear scientist here said Thursday. Richard Firestone said at the "Clovis in the Southeast" conference that he thinks "impact regions" on mammoth tusks found in Gainey, Mich., were caused by magnetic particles rich in elements like titanium and uranium. This composition, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist said, resembles rocks that were discovered on the moon and have also been found in lunar meteorites that fell to Earth about 10,000 years ago. Firestone said that, based...
  • 20,000 in farewell to Italian 'martyr'

    03/07/2005 11:31:41 PM PST · by familyop · 20 replies · 744+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 08MAR05 | JEREMY CHARLES AND ALESSANDRA RIZZO
    THE Italian intelligence officer killed by United States forces after helping to free a hostage in Iraq was given a full state funeral yesterday with tens of thousands turning out on the streets of Rome to pay tribute. Nicola Calipari has been hailed a hero and a martyr after he died while shielding the journalist Giuliana Sgrena from US gunfire outside Baghdad airport following her release. Among the mourners at his funeral were the Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who sent Mr Calipari on the fatal mission to Baghdad and is trying to reconcile his pro-US policies with growing demands...
  • Purloined poop: Who's the victim? - As man was shopping, thieves stole droppings, then fled

    12/05/2002 2:32:38 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 25 replies · 161+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 5, 2002 | By ROY APPLETON / The Dallas Morning News
    Purloined poop: Who's the victim? As man was shopping, thieves stole droppings, then fled holding the bag 12/05/2002 By ROY APPLETON / The Dallas Morning News Matt Boswell had that holiday spirit after Christmas shopping this week in Frisco. Then he saw some stinking thief messing around in the back of his pickup truck outside Stonebriar Centre mall. "I yelled at him," said Mr. Boswell, who watched the dirty dog haul two plastic bags from the truck to a waiting car and flee. The Little Elm resident didn't give chase or waste his time calling police. No. 1, the...
  • Town Finds Its Golden Egg in Koala Dung

    08/07/2002 1:07:50 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 14 replies · 167+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 07, 2002
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. SYDNEY (Reuters) - A fairytale goose may have laid a golden egg, but the tiny Australian town of Gunnedah hopes to make money from koala dung. Gunnedah, self-styled "Koala Capital of the World," is packaging its bountiful koala droppings and selling them to tourists at A$1 (around 53 U.S. cents) a bag. Tourism official Chris Frend said his little town in New South Wales state had begun packaging marsupial feces as "Koala Kitsch" six months ago. "It's early days as far as marketing them is concerned and who knows, we might...