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  • Prohibited item found on plane at Bradley Airport (utility knife found during PHL-BDL flight)

    08/25/2006 12:39:18 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 18 replies · 967+ views
    WTNH ^ | August 25, 2006 | WTNH
    (Windsor Locks-WTNH, Aug. 25, 2006 Updated 2:56 PM) _ State police tell News Channel 8 that this morning a passenger reported a prohibited item on an inbound U.S. Airways flight from Philadelphia to Bradley International Airport. The crew was alerted to the item just as it was scheduled to land; the plane landed safely around 9:00 a.m. on Friday. There were 50 passengers and five crew members onboard. All remained onboard for about 20 minutes as officials searched the airplane. A utility knife was found on one of the seats of the plane. Transportation Safety Administration and state police are...
  • Prehistoric Tools, Weapons Discovered In Peruvian Andes

    08/21/2006 5:16:01 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 1,293+ views
    Prehistoric tools, weapons discovered in Peruvian Andes AFP August 20, 2006 LIMA -- A team of Peruvian and US archaeologists have discovered prehistoric stone tools and weapons some 10,000 years old in an Andean town, the National Institute of Culture announced Friday. Stone axes, spearheads, and weapons were found in the main square of San Pedro de Chavin de Huantar, an Andean town some 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of Lima, officials said. "This discovery represents exceptional evidence of the presence of inhabitants in the Pleistocene era," the Institute said in a statement. The Pleistocene went from about 1.6 million...
  • Front Garden Yields Ancient Tools (250,000 Years-Old, UK)

    06/20/2006 12:48:24 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 957+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-20-2006
    Front garden yields ancient tools Only one other handaxe of this type has been found that is bigger The Britons of 250,000 years ago were a good deal more sophisticated than they are sometimes given credit for, new archaeological evidence suggests. It comes in the form of giant flint handaxes that have been unearthed at a site at Cuxton in Kent. The tools display exquisite, almost flamboyant, workmanship not associated with this period until now. The axes - one of which measured 307mm (1ft) in length - were dug up from old sand deposits in a front garden. "It is...
  • Some Peace Movement (Where are Germany's peaceniks now?)

    06/17/2006 7:16:00 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 18 replies · 923+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 26, 2006 | Jeffrey Gedmin
    Berlin EARLIER THIS MONTH, several hundred people gathered in Nuremberg, the site of an Iran-Mexico soccer match, for a protest. Their concern was that Iran's president might fly to Germany to attend the World Cup match. According to a German peace activist newsletter, the crowd of protesters was most unimpressive, a bunch of losers really. Those denouncing Iran's head of state were a motley crew of "Christian Crazies," "anti-German Germans," and "cheering Persians," the last being "loyalists of the mass-murdering regime of the shah."It's not the first time I have wondered about Germany's real peace activists. Speaking of mass murder,...
  • Java Man's First Tools

    04/21/2006 11:14:50 AM PDT · by blam · 78 replies · 1,470+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 3-26-2006 | Richard Stone
    Java Man's First Tools Richard Stone INDO-PACIFIC PREHISTORY ASSOCIATION CONGRESS, 20-26 MARCH 2006, MANILA About 1.7 million years ago, a leggy human ancestor, Homo erectus, began prowling the steamy swamps and uplands of Java. That much is known from the bones of more than 100 individuals dug up on the Indonesian island since 1891. But the culture of early "Java Man" has been a mystery: No artifacts older than 1 million years had been found--until now. At the meeting, archaeologist Harry Widianto of the National Research Centre of Archaeology in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, wowed colleagues with slides showing stone tools found...
  • Terror weapons (knives) taken off Coventry's streets (banning knives)

    04/08/2006 12:35:25 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 70 replies · 1,280+ views
    Coventry ^ | April 7, 2006 | Ben Griffin
    THESE horrifying knives have been taken off the streets of Coventry in the last 10 days. They are examples of the kinds of blades police and the Evening Telegraph are trying to banish from the city during the One Knife One Life campaign. The campaign, which was launched in the city last week, aims to teach youngsters - and particularly teenage boys - the dangers of knives. Police say young people carry knives to make themselves feel more secure, or because they know other people do. They say they don't think about the potentially devastating consequences carrying a knife can...
  • Tools 'May Be 250,000 Years Old (UK)

    03/07/2006 10:56:25 AM PST · by blam · 58 replies · 1,020+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-7-2006
    Tools 'may be 250,000 years old' Archaeologists found the flint tools in Pan last summer Stone tools found at one of the South's most important early prehistoric sites could date back 250,000 years, archaeologists claim. The historic finds were uncovered at a former gravel quarry on the Isle of Wight during digs last summer. Flint axes found near Great Pan Farm, Newport, are thought to be of the sort used by Neanderthal man. Elephant teeth from the same period were also found. Specialists are now to carry out further investigations of the site. The Great Pan Farm site now looks...
  • B.C. Sikhs celebrate kirpan decision

    03/02/2006 2:14:56 PM PST · by ferri · 46 replies · 679+ views
    CBC ^ | Mar 2 2006
    Sikhs in B.C. are cheering the Supreme Court of Canada's decision that upholds the right of Sikh children to wear a ceremonial dagger to school. The case involved a Montreal student who wasn't allowed to wear his kirpan to school. Schools in B.C. have long permitted orthodox Sikh students to wear the ceremonial dagger. In its 8-0 judgment, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a total ban infringed on Gurbaj Singh's guarantees of religious freedom under the Charter of Rights.
  • Military Has Tools to Respond to Domestic Disasters, Report Says

    02/23/2006 9:22:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 180+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 23, 2006 | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2006 – The federal response to Hurricane Katrina demonstrated that the Defense Department is one of the only federal departments capable of playing a critical role in the nation's response to catastrophic events, a government report released today stated. In September, President Bush asked Fran Townsend, his homeland security adviser, to conduct a review about the federal response to Katrina. The result is a report titled "The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned," which outlines what was learned from the government's response to the hurricane and how to better prepare and respond to future domestic...
  • 'Able Danger' Yielded Counterterrorism Tools, Official Says

    02/15/2006 4:56:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 411+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 15, 2006 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2006 – The Defense Department did not hamper the transfer of intelligence gleaned from the Able Danger program to other agencies, and the program did, in fact, yield useful tools for the counterterrorism effort, a senior DoD official said here today. In an interview before testifying at the House Armed Services Committee, Stephen Cambone, undersecretary of defense for intelligence, said an extensive DoD review found that there were no formal requests for Able Danger information before Sept. 11, 2001, from other governmental agencies to DoD. The review also found that no one within DoD did anything to...
  • KNIFE AMNESTY LAUNCHED

    NATIONWIDE knife amnesty to end the carnage on our streets was launched yesterday. The five-week initiative, running throughout the UK, is aimed at repeating the success of Operation Blade, which took thousands of weapons off the streets of Strathclyde in 1993. Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson yesterday vowed it would be just one of many measures to battle knife crime in Scotland. Victims of the scourge have included policeman Lewis Fulton, knifed through the heart in Glasgow in 1994 as he tried to arrest a teenage schizophrenic. Knives are becoming an increasing menace in the hands of young girls, too. Kirsty...
  • Tools Unlock Secrets Of Early Man

    12/14/2005 2:26:31 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 1,120+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-14-2005 | Mark Kinver
    Tools unlock secrets of early man By Mark Kinver Science reporter, BBC News website Researchers are confident the tools are 700,000 years old New research shows that early humans were living in Britain around 700,000 years ago, much earlier than scientists had previously thought. Using new dating techniques, scientists found that flint tools unearthed in Pakefield, Suffolk, were 200,000 years older than the previous oldest find. Humans were known to have lived in southern Europe 780,000 years ago but it was unclear when they moved north. The findings have been published in the scientific journal Nature. A team of scientists...
  • Do you know how to use these tools?

    12/13/2005 7:44:39 PM PST · by coloradan · 176 replies · 4,701+ views
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    1. DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, splattering it against that freshly painted part you were drying. 2. WIRE WHEEL: Cleans rust off old bolts and then throws them somewhere under the work bench at the speed of light. Also removes fingerprint whorls and hard-earned guitar calluses in about the time it takes you to say, "Ouch..." 3. ELECTRIC HAND DRILL: Normally used for spinning steel pop rivets in their holes until you...
  • Operations Net Suspects and Terror Tools in Iraq

    12/09/2005 3:04:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 251+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2005 – Iraqi and U.S. forces continued to make progress in the fight against terrorism in the north-central region of Iraq, detaining suspects and netting weapons and ammunition, officials in Iraq reported today. Raids and patrols throughout the area Dec. 8 resulted in the detention of 22 suspected terrorists and the discovery of four weapons caches, officials said. In an early morning raid near Duluiyah, soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division, captured seven suspected terrorists. The men were wanted for staging roadside bomb and mortar attacks against coalition forces in the area....
  • TSA to Allow Scissors, Tools on Planes

    11/30/2005 8:35:28 AM PST · by xjcsa · 133 replies · 3,020+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | November 30, 2005 | Leslie Miller
    WASHINGTON - Airline passengers will be allowed to carry small scissors and tools onto planes, reversing a rule that led to confiscation of many thousands of sharp objects at airports since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a Homeland Security Department official said Wednesday. Transportation Security Administration chief Kip Hawley on Friday will announce changes to the list of items prohibited in carry-on luggage and to the airport screening process, according to the official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because the plan has yet to be announced. With federal air marshals on planes, bulletproof cockpit doors, armed pilots and...
  • Ancient Tools At High Desert Site Go Back 135,000 Years (California)

    11/24/2005 1:02:17 PM PST · by blam · 110 replies · 5,433+ views
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | 11-24-2005 | Chuck Mueller
    Ancient tools at High Desert site go back 135,000 years Chuck Mueller, Staff Writer BARSTOW - In the multicolored hills overlooking the Mojave River Valley, the excavation of stone tools and flakes reveals human activities from the distant past. A new system of geologic dating has confirmed that an alluvial deposit bearing the stone tools and flakes at the Calico archaeological site is about 135,000 years old. But the site could even be older. Calico project director Fred Budinger Jr. said a soil sample, taken at a depth of 17 1/2 feet in one of three master pits at the...
  • Thousands march to back Chavez

    11/19/2005 7:04:03 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 33 replies · 919+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 19, 2005 | Patrick Markey
    CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez marched in Caracas on Saturday to support the leftist leader in his dispute with Mexico's president over U.S. free trade proposals. State workers, unionists and students, many wearing red T-shirts, waved flags and anti-U.S. placards as they marched through the capital accompanied by trucks blaring revolutionary songs, Venezuelan folk ballads and Mexican mariachi music. Venezuela and Mexico withdrew their ambassadors on Monday after Chavez called his Mexican counterpart, Vicente Fox, a "lap dog" of U.S. imperialism for his close ties to Washington and told him, "Don't mess with...
  • Atheist sues to take "In God We Trust" motto off US currency

    11/18/2005 8:41:05 PM PST · by Nihil Obstat · 36 replies · 1,226+ views
    AP ^ | 11/19/2005 | David Kravets
    Atheist Now Sues to Take Motto Off Money By DAVID KRAVETS, Associated Press Writer An atheist who has spent four years trying to ban the Pledge of Allegiance from being recited in public schools is now challenging the motto printed on U.S. currency because it refers to God. Michael Newdow seeks to remove "In God We Trust" from U.S. coins and dollar bills, claiming in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that the motto is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. Newdow, a Sacramento doctor and lawyer, used a similar argument when he challenged the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools because...
  • Biologists Observe Gorillas Using Tools

    09/29/2005 8:28:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 777+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/29/05 | Joseph B. Verrengia - AP
    For the first time, biologists have documented gorillas in the wild using simple tools, such as poking a stick in a swampy pool of water to check its depth. Until now, scientists had seen gorillas use tools only in captivity. Among the great apes, tool use in the wild was thought to be a survival skill reserved for smaller chimpanzees and orangutans. The research in the Republic of Congo's rainforests was led by Thomas Breuer of the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo, which released details of his study. Breuer is in Africa and was not immediately available for...
  • Let's A/B the Media (staged photo busted at D.C. protest)

    09/26/2005 6:52:53 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 28 replies · 2,472+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 9-26-05 | Charles Johnson
    The following photo is now showing up on the wires: Here’s another. But don’t miss the view from the other side of this America-hating mime, at Getty Images. (NOTE: Getty images are protected by copyright and cannot be posted here.)