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  • Trump and Putin Vow To Tackle ISIS Together As They Hold Breakthrough Talks

    11/14/2016 3:57:29 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Mirror ^ | 11/14/16
    The Kremlin said Putin called the president-elect yesterday to begin negotiations over how best to tackle to terrorism President-elect Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin have vowed to tackle ISIS together after holding breakthrough talks on the telephone. Less than a week after the billionaire’s election, the Kremlin said Putin called Trumpyesterday to begin negotiations over how best to tackle to terrorism. The Russian is reported to have said he is ready for dialogue with the US “on the basis of mutual respect, non-intervention into each other’s internal affairs”. According to the news agency Kremlin, Putin and Trump have agreed to...
  • Obama making plans to tackle global warming (using executive powers)

    06/19/2013 3:41:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/19/13 | Dina Cappiello and Josh Lederman - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is planning a major push using executive powers to tackle the pollution blamed for global warming in an effort to make good on promises he made at the start of his second term. "We know we have to do more and we will do more," Obama said Wednesday in Berlin. Obama's senior energy and climate adviser, Heather Zichal, said the plan would boost energy efficiency of appliances and buildings, expand renewable energy and use the Environmental Protection Agency's authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants. Zichal,...
  • Caught On Camera: Wis. Rep. Tackled

    03/04/2011 7:18:43 AM PST · by bigbob · 24 replies
    WISN ^ | 3-4-11 | WISN
    Cameras are rolling as Wisconsin state Rep. Nick Milroy, a Democrat, is tackled by police while trying to enter the Capitol. Police initially thought he was part of a group of protesters trying to get inside.
  • UN's "outer space people" tackle asteroids, climate (the Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA))

    07/14/2009 3:32:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 247+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/14/09 | Sim Sim Wissgott
    VIENNA (AFP) They call them the "people in outer space". But besides stopping extra-terrestrial arms races, this tiny UN office has very down-to-earth goals: to help poor countries develop crops and help manage natural disasters. Overshadowed by its larger UN siblings -- like the World Health Organisation, the nuclear watchdog IAEA or the refugee agency UNHCR -- the Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and its 27 employees sit almost forgotten in the vast hallways of the United Nations headquarters in Vienna. "If we do make contact with aliens, who do you think should be representing mankind?" jokes UNOOSA...
  • Egyptian man cuts off his own penis after family won't let him marry lower class girl

    06/01/2009 3:37:44 AM PDT · by csvset · 58 replies · 1,983+ views
    Daily Press ^ | May 31, 2009 | SARAH EL DEEB
    CAIRO (AP) A 25-year-old Egyptian man cut off his own penis to spite his family after he was refused permission to marry a girl from a lower class family, police reported Sunday. After unsuccessfully petitioning his father for two years to marry the girl, the man heated up a knife and sliced off his reproductive organ, said a police official. The young man came from a prominent family in the southern Egyptian province of Qena, one of Egypt's poorest and most conservative areas that is also home to the famed ancient Egyptian ruins of Luxor. The man was rushed...
  • Non-violence can't tackle terror: Dalai

    01/18/2009 11:43:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies · 759+ views
    Times of India ^ | 1/18/09 | staff
    NEW DELHI: The Dalai Lama, a lifelong champion of non-violence on Saturday candidly stated that terrorism cannot be tackled by applying the principle of ahimsa because the minds of terrorists are closed. "It is difficult to deal with terrorism through non-violence," the Tibetan spiritual leader said delivering the Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Lecture here. He also termed terrorism as the worst kind of violence which is not carried by a few mad people but by those who are very brilliant and educated. "They (terrorists) are very brilliant and educated...but a strong ill feeling is bred in them. Their minds are closed,"...
  • America Supports You: Injured Veterans Tackle New Adventure

    10/29/2007 5:46:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 83+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    ST. JOHN, U.S. Virgin Islands, Oct. 29, 2007 Seven injured veterans geared up to pit themselves against sand and the Caribbean Sea on Oct. 18 as part of an inaugural adaptive adventure trip. Edward Robertson (left) talks with Bill Johnston at Cinnamon Bay campgrounds. Johnston was one of a group of seven injured veterans visiting St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, for an adaptive kayaking trip. Robertson and more than a dozen American Legionnaires and auxiliary members from Chapter 131 brought breakfast out to the group Oct. 18, 2007. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image...
  • Bernanke: Government must tackle looming Social Security problems

    03/02/2007 10:11:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 410+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/2/07 | Michael Liedtke - ap
    Evoking a familiar theme, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday the United States will face a major crisis unless the federal government eases the looming economic strain of paying Social Security and other benefits to aging baby boomers. As things currently stand, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid obligations will devour 15 percent of the gross domestic product in 2030, up from about 8.5 percent this year, Bernanke told an economic summit held at Stanford University. "If we don't do something about this, we will have to eliminate the armed forces and everything the government does. It clearly is not...
  • Parties To Tackle China's Distortion Of History (Koguryo Kingdoms - Korea)

    09/09/2006 10:59:39 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 410+ views
    The Korean Times ^ | 9-9-2006 | Lee Jin-woo
    Parties to Tackle Chinas Distortion of History By Lee Jin-woo Floor leaders of the governing and opposition parties yesterday agreed to cooperate to address China's distortion of history. The five parties also decided to fully support a resolution unanimously proposed by a National Assembly panel on Thursday. In the resolution, members of the Unification, Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee denounced China for intentionally distorting ancient Korean history. They said the controversial research results of the state-funded Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) are not purely a scholastic product, but the Chinese government's intention to claim ancient Korean kingdoms originated in...
  • UK 'Must Tackle Ethnic Tensions'

    08/24/2006 4:46:08 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 212+ views
    UK 'must tackle ethnic tensions' Segregation problems were blamed for 2001's Bradford riots Tensions between people of different ethnic groups and faiths in British society must be tackled, says Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly. Ms Kelly launched a Commission on Integration and Cohesion, calling for a "new and honest" debate on diversity. The body, which will start work next month, will look at how communities in England tackle tensions and extremism. But Ms Kelly says it will not look at whether faith schools are a good thing as parents should have a choice. "The government is aware that society is fragmenting...
  • States stepping up to tackle immigration laws

    07/18/2006 5:55:33 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 23 replies · 409+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 18, 2006 | Jerry Seper
    State lawmakers are offering more than 500 bills this year targeting state-mandated services, illegal aliens and the employers who hire them, responding to a growing chorus of public opinion nationwide calling for stricter enforcement of immigration laws. Led by Georgia, where benefits for illegal aliens were cut and stiff sanctions placed on employers who hire illegals, and by Colorado, which banned nonemergency services to those in the country illegally, at least 39 states have either proposed or passed similar legislation. Lawmakers have focused on constituency concerns regarding an estimated 10 million to 12 million illegal aliens now in the country,...
  • Civilian Leaders Tackle Counter-IED Course in Kuwait

    04/26/2006 11:42:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 226+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SWORD, Kuwait, April 26, 2006 Participants in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference got a taste of what U.S. forces running convoys through Iraq experience every day as they took positions on Humvees and navigated the hazards of a counter-improvised explosive device training course here. The participants, civilian business, civic and academic leaders from around the United States, donned flak vests and Kevlar helmets before maneuvering with Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit through the notional Al Bassayab province of Iraq. Their 13-vehicle convoy's mission was to deliver materials from Forward Operating Base Dagger to Forward...
  • U.S. Soldiers Tackle Dual Mission in Iraqi City

    04/25/2006 4:18:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 185+ views
    Defend America News ^ | 1st Lt. Brett Matzenbacher
    U.S. Soldiers Tackle Dual Mission in Iraqi City U.S. troops have a dual mission in Mahmudiyah: win the supportof the Iraqi people and repair the water and electrical systems. By U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brett Matzenbacher 2nd Brigade Combat Team 101st Airborne Division BAGHDAD, April 24, 2006 — Known as the “Gateway to Baghdad,” the city of Mahmudiyah is centrally located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, roughly 30 kilometers south of the Iraqi capital. Because of its location, the small city of 80,000 people is also at the center of the coalition’s counterterrorism campaign. The battle to win...
  • Revealed: The Secret No 10 Plan To Tackle Bird Flu Food Shortages

    04/08/2006 6:16:13 PM PDT · by blam · 129 replies · 2,375+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-9-2006 | Patrick Hennessey
    Revealed: the secret No 10 plan to tackle bird flu food shortages By Patrick Hennessy, Political Editor (Filed: 09/04/2006) Emergency plans to tackle widespread food shortages in the event of a bird flu pandemic are being drawn up by ministers, according to secret Cabinet documents. Off-duty firemen and retired lorry drivers would be pressed into service to ensure that essential food and drink supplies were delivered. Laws that restrict the daily hours of drivers and other vital workers would be suspended. An extract from the secret Cabinet documents The confidential papers - seen by the Sunday Telegraph - show that...
  • Women Tackle, Pin Carjacking Suspect

    03/15/2006 5:58:53 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 21 replies · 895+ views
    local6.com ^ | 3-15-06 | Local 6.com
    Two women in Orange County, Fla., fought off a suspected carjacker by tackling and then pinning the man to the ground on his stomach until deputies arrived, according to a Local 6 News report.
  • Japan 'groper' dies after fleeing

    12/21/2005 4:30:43 PM PST · by csvset · 38 replies · 2,924+ views
    BBC ^ | 21 Dec 2005 | BBC
    Japan 'groper' dies after fleeing A Japanese man has died after being tackled by fellow train passengers who believed he had molested a woman during the morning rush hour. The man fled the train at a station in the city of Osaka after a 20-year-old student accused him of groping her. The 40-year-old was brought to the ground by four male passengers, who included at least one off-duty police officer. He died later in hospital. Women-only carriages run on some trains in Japan because of groping complaints. The college student accused the man of groping her on Tuesday, shortly...
  • U.S. Soldiers Tackle Terrorists During Raid

    11/07/2005 3:33:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 584+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 7, 2005 | Army Maj. Russ Goemaere
    U.S. Soldiers Tackle Terrorists During Raid Task Force Baghdad soldiers detain four suspected terrorists during a raid in east Baghdad. By U.S. Army Maj. Russ Goemaere 2nd Brigade Combat Team BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 7, 2005 — Task Force Baghdad soldiers from 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, following a tip from an Iraqi citizen, detained four suspected terrorists during a raid Nov. 5 in east Baghdad. The four suspects are thought to be part of a ring with ties to foreign terrorist groups planning attacks against Coalition Forces. No shots were fired in the operation and there were no casualties....
  • CA: Governor to tackle voter questions in town hall

    10/24/2005 9:18:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 223+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/24/05 | John Wildermuth
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will face real questions from real voters tonight as he defends his special election efforts in a televised town hall meeting in Walnut Creek. State Sen. Don Perata, D-Oakland, and Rose Ann DeMoro, executive director of the California Nurses Association, will provide the opposition in the 90-minute event, which will be shown live on KTVU beginning at 6 p.m. --snip-- While Schwarzenegger has been stumping the state for his initiatives, most of his appearances have been limited to handpicked crowds of friendly supporters or calls to conservative radio talk show hosts. But in a state where Democrats...
  • Half the Size, Twice the Man

    10/01/2005 11:21:53 PM PDT · by Kay · 13 replies · 2,413+ views
    Sports Illustrated (SI.com) ^ | September 2005 | Rick Reilly
    Without any legs, Bobby Martin plays football for Dayton's Colonel White High. Martin was born without legs but doesnt wear prosthetics because he has no thighs to which to affix them.
  • Muslims in fatal denial of HIV/AIDS

    07/17/2005 10:08:48 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 58 replies · 2,225+ views
    thestandard.com.hk ^ | July 18, 2005 | Laura Kelley and Nicholas Eberstadt
    <p>Few Islamic countries have taken steps to tackle the pandemic as the death toll continues to mount.</p> <p>''I just pray that God ends my life before more symptoms show. I don't want to create problems for my family.''</p> <p>Before his HIV-positive diagnosis in 2001, the Egyptian engineer who spoke these words thought that AIDS was a faraway disease that afflicted only foreigners. He had no idea that the global AIDS pandemic had reached his country. Now he says he would rather kill himself than be rejected along with his family by neighbors and friends, who regard HIV as synonymous with sin and shame.</p>