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  • The agony of Hugo Chavez: details emerge of his final days

    03/09/2013 10:57:44 AM PST · by libstripper · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar. 9, 2013 | Marianna Parraga
    Venezuela's Hugo Chavez slid into a coma the day before he died of respiratory failure after cancer spread into his lungs, sources say. Chavez's precise condition was one of the world's best-kept secrets since his cancer was announced in June 2011. Since his death this week, however, details have emerged of the 58-year-old president's battle with cancer and the last moments in the hospital with close family and senior aides.
  • Former Ambassador of Panama to the OAS: "Hugo Chavez is dead"

    02/27/2013 5:15:20 PM PST · by tje · 68 replies
    CNN - Chile ^ | 2/27/2013 | Unattributed
    Guillermo Cochez Panamanian politician says the president of Venezuela is deceased Contact with CNN Chile's former ambassador said that since last December 30 President Chavez declared brain dead in Cuba, with which he returned to Venezuela in that state, and therefore it could not be visited by the various leaders who have visited, questioned and denied as the last picture that was published between Chavez and his daughters.
  • Doctors notify Chavez’s family of the Venezuelan President’s imminent death

    02/12/2013 2:57:36 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 62 replies
    ABC.es via InterAmerican Security Watch ^ | February 12, 2013 | BY EMILI J. BLASCO
    Translated by IASW Physicians caring for Hugo Chávez in Havana have notified his family, the Castro brothers, and the main chavista leaders that their patient will no longer be able to return to his functions as president of Venezuela. This is according to sources in direct contact with his medical team, who also indicate that Chávez has lost his voice completely as a result of medical treatment. His vocal cords have endured permanent damage making recuperation highly unlikely. Speechless and unable to move from the bed in which he has spent the last two months, our sources tell us the...
  • Chavez death watch.

    12/31/2012 4:31:05 PM PST · by WellyP · 50 replies
    Caracas Chronicles ^ | 31 Dec. 2012 | Juan Cristabol Nagal
    The next few days are full of uncertainty, but there are a few things I know. 1. Whatever we do, however much we restrain ourselves, as much as we show respect for the passing of the President, chavistas will cut and paste the few signs of happiness (I’m looking at you, Plaza Altamira) and play them over and over again, saying the opposition is happy, dancing in the street. 2. The funeral will be massive. Presidents will fly in from all over – Belarus, Iran, all over Latin America. There will be celebrities galore – Sean Penn, Danny Glover, etc....
  • Venezuela VP: Chavez suffers 'new complications'

    12/30/2012 5:01:36 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 12/30/12 | AP
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's vice president says Hugo Chavez has suffered "new complications" following his cancer surgery in Cuba. Vice President Nicolas Maduro did not give details about the complications,
  • Four Cool Things (Ann Barnhardt)

    06/26/2012 10:21:20 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | 6-26-12 | Ann Barnhardt
    1. Put this in your "God is really, really smart. Humans? Not so much." file. Within just the last few years, farmers all over the U.S. have noticed a strange and completely heretofore unseen incidence of SULFUR deficiency in crops. Odd. Why would sulfur deficiency issues suddenly appear where they had never been seen before? It turns out that the sulfur in the diesel burned by the tractors would aerosolize in the exhaust, and then precipitate and FERTILIZE the ground at planting and harvest as the tractor effectively covered the entire field. When the tyrannical government removed pretty much all...
  • Hugo Chavez looks to God as cancer clouds future

    05/07/2012 2:17:18 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 44 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 5/7/2012 | yahoo news
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has spent much of his career praising the socialist ideas of famed atheists such as Karl Marx and Fidel Castro. Now in the thick of a prolonged battle against cancer, however, the leftist leader is drawing inspiration from a spiritual leader: Jesus Christ. Chavez has been praying for divine intervention during increasingly infrequent appearances on television, holding up a crucifix while vowing to overcome his illness. He says living with cancer has made him "more Christian," talk that has spurred speculation that cancer might cut short his bid for re-election in October....
  • Talk of Chavez cancer downturn rattles Venezuela

    05/04/2012 11:23:58 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 4, 2012 | Andrew Cawthorne
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's absence from the spotlight, his creation of a formal advisory committee, and media leaks of medical details are feeding speculation of a downturn in his nearly year-long battle with cancer. With a presidential election looming for October 7 in the OPEC nation ruled by Chavez since 1999, Venezuelans are obsessively focused on his condition and fretting about the consequences of a possible succession struggle. Should the rumors be true - and they are fiercely denied by government officials - an end to the Chavez era would shake Venezuela and have major repercussions around...
  • Chavez in hospital 'for kidney failure'

    09/29/2011 3:17:47 PM PDT · by WellyP · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | The Telegraph Staff
    Hugo Chavez, who has been fighting cancer, was rushed to a military hospital for emergency care following kidney failure, according to reports.
  • Man-Made Climate Change Evidence 'Hidden' By Sulphur Emissions [Coal pollution slows global warming]

    07/05/2011 8:12:33 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 33 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 8:00PM BST 04 Jul 2011 | By Nick Collins, Science Correspondent
    Cutting down on pollution from Chinese coal plants could actually make the earth become warmer, according to a new study. Exponents of global warming have struggled to explain why temperatures have declined in recent years instead of rising in line with the significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers now claim that sulphur emissions from power plants in China are blocking sunlight and having a cooling effect on the atmosphere, cancelling out the effect of global warming. The impact of the sulphur emissions has combined with a cooler stage of the sun's cycle and a change from the El Nino...
  • Al-Qaeda suspect tells of bomb plot

    05/28/2003 9:19:39 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 203+ views
    BBC ^ | May 28, 2003 | BBC News
    An alleged Islamic militant has told a Belgian court how he plotted to bomb a military base on an al-Qaeda mission. Nizar Trabelsi, a former Tunisian professional footballer, told how Osama Bin Laden's network sent him two years ago to Belgium to bomb the Kleine Brogel base, which houses nuclear missiles. He is one of 23 alleged Islamic militants on trial. Only eight of them are in custody, while five are still on the run and the others face lesser charges. "I was supposed to go alone in a van. The bomb was behind me," Mr Trabelsi told the Brussels...
  • A Glimpse Behind the Plot Against the American Embassy in Paris

    10/27/2001 5:40:41 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 28 replies · 448+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10/28/2001 | CHRIS HEDGES
    The chemicals were stored in vats in the basement of an Egyptian restaurant in downtown Brussels. The suicide bomber, a former soccer player who had fallen into drug use and petty crime, had been selected. The target, the American Embassy in Paris, had been scouted. All that remained was the signal from Osama bin Laden's operatives in Afghanistan to strike. The nod was to come from a Frenchman of Algerian origin who was on his way back from training in Afghanistan. But he was arrested in transit, and he talked, spilling to French interrogators details of what could have been ...
  • 'Bomb factory' found in mosque (Ramallah)

    04/12/2009 11:40:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 747+ views
    News24.com ^ | 4/12/09 | staff
    Ramallah - Palestinian security officials said on Sunday that they had found a Hamas bomb-making factory underneath a mosque in the occupied West Bank. "Security forces found a bomb-making factory inside a mosque in Qalqiliya," an Interior Ministry statement said. "Many of the bombs were ready to use and many of them were of industrial grade."
  • ALL HAT, NO CATTLE (Iran's Mullahs, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and crude oil)

    11/30/2007 5:32:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1,001+ views
    Financial Sense ^ | March 30, 2007 | Elliott H. Gue
    "Water, water every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water every where, Nor a drop to drink." --Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner ----------------------------------------------------- Iran isn’t an energy-independent country. I’m well aware that Iran produces more than 4 million barrels of oil per day, the fourth-highest production in the world. And with the near-constant reporting about Iranian crude reserves during the past six months, I find it difficult to believe that anyone could be unaware that Iran has 132 billion barrels in proven reserves--or, at least, they claim to. But what’s often ignored is that...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, August 19-25, 2007: Sulphur from Kawah Ijen (and new Web site)

    08/24/2007 7:49:47 AM PDT · by cogitator · 13 replies · 700+ views
    The pictures below are from the source Web site linked above, but see the first comment for a new Web site, PhotoVolcanica, with some spectacular high-resolution volcano photos. The reason I'm posting these pictures is due to inspiration (fortunately not inhalation) of a picture of this place in the "Volcanoes 4 (Hot Springs and Fumaroles)" section of PhotoVolcanica. Crystallizing sulphur stalactites How much do you get paid for this? Molten red sulfur! Just like on Io (Jupiter's sulfurous moon) Raw and picturesque, as long as you're upwind
  • Three more held in UK; Arrests Trio Questioned At High-security Police Station

    09/23/2001 11:26:32 PM PDT · by Wallaby · 9 replies · 564+ views
    The Guardian (London) | September 24, 2001 | Paul Kelso
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. Three more held in UK; Arrests Trio Questioned At High-security Police Station Paul Kelso The Guardian (London); Guardian Home Pages, Pg. 4 September 24, 2001 British police were yesterday investigating the possibility that the al-Qaida terrorist network is active in the UK, as anti-terrorist branch officers continued to question three people of Arab extraction arrested at the weekend. French police arrested three men in possession of what investigators believe is uranium-235, a material used in the construction of atomic weapons. The uranium is ...
  • D.C. Chapter to Freep Hugo Chavez Government at Venezuelan Embassy, 2 p.m. Friday, 9/22/06

    09/21/2006 5:53:16 PM PDT · by kristinn · 58 replies · 3,235+ views
    Thursday, September 21, 2006 | Kristinn
    All Freepers and lurkers in good standing are urged to join the D.C. Chapter tomorrow afternoon at the Embassy of Venezuela as we protest the government of Hugo Chavez, and Chavez's slurs against President Bush.Bring your 'Boycott Citgo' signs; anti-Chavez signs; signs supporting President Bush and American flags.PLEASE NOTE: This is not an anti-Venezuela protest.When: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (or shorter), Friday, September 22.Where: Embassy of Venezuela, 1099 30th St., NW, the Georgetown part of D.C.The D.C. Chapter's rules for protesting will be in effect. Briefly they are: No violence, no profanity, no racism, no provocations, obey the law...
  • Pollution From Chinese Coal Casts a Global Shadow

    06/11/2006 11:09:19 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 31 replies · 669+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6/11/06 | KEITH BRADSHER and DAVID BARBOZA
    One of China's lesser-known exports is a dangerous brew of soot, toxic chemicals and climate-changing gases from the smokestacks of coal-burning power plants.In early April, a dense cloud of pollutants over Northern China sailed to nearby Seoul, sweeping along dust and desert sand before wafting across the Pacific.The increase in global-warming gases from China's coal use will probably exceed that for all industrialized countries combined over the next 25 years, surpassing by five times the reduction in such emissions that the Kyoto Protocol seeks.Already, China uses more coal than the United States, the European Union and Japan combined. And it...
  • WSJ: Refining Incapacity - Politicians have done as much damage as hurricanes.

    09/28/2005 5:04:18 AM PDT · by OESY · 32 replies · 920+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 28, 2005 | Editorial
    ...In 1981, there were 325 refineries in the U.S. with a capacity of 18.6 million barrels per day. Today, there are 148, with a capacity of about 17 million barrels -- though U.S. demand for gasoline has increased more than 20%.... One explanation for this performance is the historically low gas prices over much of the past 20 years; there has often been little incentive to build new capacity. But just as big a problem are onerous and costly regulatory burdens that have sucked profits from the industry. This includes a permitting process that is subject to endless bureaucratic delay...