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  • 10 Ways to Get Ready for the TURN: Washington’s Spies Season 2 Premiere

    04/12/2015 1:45:38 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    The TURN: Washington’s Spies Season 2 premiere airs this Monday, April 13 at 9/8c. Looking for ways to get ready? Here are 10 suggestions: 1. Catch up with a marathon of all 10 Season 1 episodes starting this Monday, April 13th at 10:30am/9:30c, leading directly into the two-hour Season 2 premiere event at 9/8c. You can also watch the cast and crew talk about where Season 1 left off. 2. Watch four sneak peek scenes from the two-hour Season 2 premiere. 3. View behind the scenes videos from Season 2 to get a preview of the upcoming season, meet this...
  • Trailer: Colonies Into a Nation: TURN: Washington’s Spies: Season 2 Premiere

    03/18/2015 4:47:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    AMC ^ | 3-18-15
    Don't miss the Season 2 premiere of TURN: Washington's Spies, returning Mon., April 13th. Only on AMC. Go behind the scenes for a look at what's in store in Season 2 of TURN: Washington's Spies. he cast looks back on their characters' journeys through Season 1 of TURN: Washington's Spies.
  • Chicago Activists Unchained, Destroy Black Leadership - YouTube

    10/28/2014 10:21:02 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 115 replies
    Rebel Pundit YouTube ^ | October 27, 2014 | Rebel Pundit
    YouTube Video
  • 'Turn' on AMC Tells Story of America's First Spy Ring (it's got legs)

    04/07/2014 4:19:02 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 58 replies ^ | 4/7/2014 | Nick Sanchez
    AMC's new television series "Turn" debuted Sunday night, telling the tale of America's first spy ring that helped Gen. George Washington win the Revolutionary War. The series follows Abe Woodhull, played by Jamie Bell of "Billy Elliot" fame, a Long Island cabbage farmer with a wife, infant, and father who's sympathetic toward the Brits. He's recruited into the Culper Ring, tasked with gathering recon on the redcoats. The story is based on a real-life story chronicled in the book "Washington's Spies" by Alexander Rose. In the debut episode, Woodhull initially resists becoming involved in the uprisings, focusing instead on his...
  • Turn: TV Review

    04/07/2014 3:59:43 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 18 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/6/2014 | Tim Goodman
    AMC's latest drama tries to set up a grand story of America's first spy ring but forgets to be exciting in the process. Having series so great or so popular that nobody seems to notice how much you flounder when they're not on is a luxury (or is it a mystery?) that AMC must be praying doesn’t go away anytime soon. Its latest series, the Revolutionary War spy drama Turn, may eventually turn into something worth talking about, but the 90-minute premiere seems so intent on setting up Something Really Big For Later that it forgets to be compelling in...
  • New RevWar TV series on AMC: "Turn," about Gen. Washington's Long Island spy network.

    03/23/2014 2:43:39 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 43 replies
    AMC ^ | March 23, 2014 | Anon
    It looks really, really good from the previews/website. I don't want to go beyond crazy here, but it seems to have a slant that Freepers would like. We can only hope...From their website:"Based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies, AMC’s TURN tells the untold story of America’s first spy ring. A historical thriller set during the Revolutionary War, TURN centers on Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island who bands together with his childhood friends to form the Culper Ring -- an unlikely team of secret agents who not only went on to help George Washington...
  • New AMC show: Turn (about America's first spy ring in the Revolutionary War)

    04/03/2014 11:52:22 AM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 20 replies
    I thought this sounded good. It starts this Sunday on AMC. Has anyone heard anything about it yet?
  • ‘Turn,’ AMC’s New Series About America’s First Spy Ring, Is A Visually Arresting Historical Epic

    04/06/2014 9:42:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 79 replies
    The new AMC series Turn, which premieres April 6, is bewildering at first. We’re dropped smack in the middle of British-occupied New York. The year is 1776, and Abraham Woodhull (Jamie Bell) is scraping by as a cabbage farmer and sometime innkeeper in Setauket, Long Island. He’s husband to Mary (Meegan Warner), and father to a young child. His father, Richard (Kevin McNally), is a local magistrate loyal to George III. Then the scene shifts. We’re now in New Jersey. A stunning overhead shot reveals a sprawling field of bluecoat rebel bodies lying next to a pool dyed red with...
  • How Chevron turned the tables in Ecuador

    06/30/2013 6:46:16 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    FuelFix ^ | 6/29/13
    <p>San Francisco — Faced with a $19 billion fine for polluting Ecuador’s rainforest, Chevron Corp. has done a remarkable job of turning the tables on its foes.</p> <p>The lawyers who sued Chevron in Ecuador, winning that eye-popping judgment, have come under non-stop attack from the oil company. Chevron has hauled them into court in New York, accusing them of fraud and extortion. The company has gone after Ecuador’s judicial system as well, claiming judges there conspired with the other side.</p>
  • GOP Senate Hopefuls Debate On NY1 Tonight

    06/17/2012 12:08:02 PM PDT · by sefarkas · 6 replies
    New York One (aka. NY1) ^ | 6/17/2012 | NY1 News
    The three Republican candidates looking to challenge Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in November are set to face each other tonight on NY1. Congressman Bob Turner, George Maragos, and Wendy Long will debate on a special weekend edition of "Inside City Hall" [at 7P Eastern, Sunday, 17Jun12]
  • Wasserman Schultz: "We've Really Begun To Turn The Economy Around"

    08/03/2011 3:55:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/3/11 | Staff
    "Well, we're going to focus on what we know is the number one priorities on Americans ease minds right now, that is creating jobs and continuing to get this economy turned around. If we have to drag the Republicans with us, then we'll do that, but, you know, it's been a whole lot of months, eight months they have controlled the house with no jobs bills coming to the Floor. (Snip) Schultz is also the Chairwoman of the DNC. "We're creating jobs each month in the private sector."
  • The Media Will Soon Turn on Michele Bachmann

    06/27/2011 4:32:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 6/27/11 | Peter Roff
    The Des Moines Register poll showing Republican Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann in a tie for first place with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney among likely Iowa Caucus goers has turned the presidential race on its ear. (Snip) She is going to be scrutinized now like she has never been because, let’s face it, the current polls show that in the current presidential race, she could go far. Which means her surge is likely going to come to a quick and perhaps even spectacular end.
  • Obama Tells Israel: Turn Over The Tomb Of Jesus To Hamas

    05/19/2011 6:17:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies · 1+ views
    gateway pundit ^ | 5/19/11 | Jim Hoft
    Today when Barack Obama told Israel to move back to the 1967 borders he effectively gave half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem, The holiest Christian Church in the world, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre to the Hamas-Fatah terror alliance. This is what Barack Obama wants to give to Hamas.
  • Democrats Turn on Obama

    06/19/2010 3:55:35 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 58 replies · 1,697+ views ^ | 6/18/2010 | Dick Morris
    With each day, 60,000 gallons gush into the Gulf, Obama's equivalent of the body count in Iraq that caused the left to loathe George W. Bush. Rhetoric or programs or visits to the Gulf or posturing won't assuage the negatives. Only plugging the hole in the bottom of the ocean can do it. The right and center of American politics turned off Obama over healthcare. And now the left is leaving him over the oil spill. Why can't Obama plug the hole? Because he has no administrative experience. I often saw Bill Clinton, as governor and as president, call in...
  • Notre Dame Students will BOYCOTT OBAMA's appearance May 16-17: WHAT IF THEY ALL WALKED OUT?

    05/12/2009 2:28:05 PM PDT · by Moseley · 33 replies · 1,879+ views ^ | May 11, 2009 | ND Response
    WHAT IF ALL THE STUDENTS at Notre Dame WALKED OUT, leaving Barack Obama speaking to an empty auditorium? Notre Dame is a CATHOLIC, Pro-Life university. Students will BOYCOTT Obama's commencement address this weekend, May 16-17. They have set up a website at: and a stirring video at -- Demonstration Confirmed ND Response has received official permission to hold a prayerful and constructive demonstration on the South Quad of the University of Notre Dame between 11am and 4pm on the day of Commencement. The students of this coalition would like to extend an invitation to all those interested in...
  • To Cut off the Sinner from All Hope in Himself

    08/30/2008 11:18:04 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies · 183+ views
    Reformation Theology ^ | February 6, 2007 | J.W. Hendryx
    One of the most prevalent motifs that runs through the whole Bible is its constant reminder of the insufficiency of man. While this may seem all too obvious, we need constant reminding of this critical truth in our everyday lives. This goes for the non-Christian, because he has no hope apart from Christ's mercy, and for the Christian who has no hope, save in Christ and Christ alone. This is not only clear in those parts of the Scripture which are propositional but also are quite pervasive in the gospel narratives. If you look closely at many of the stories...
  • Killings turn focus on San Francisco sanctuary law

    07/24/2008 5:03:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 166+ views
    my way ^ | 7-24-08 | PAUL ELIAS
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The scene repeats itself daily on city streets: a driver gets stuck bumper to bumper, blocking an intersection and preventing another car from turning left. But authorities say that was enough to cause Edwin Ramos to unload an AK-47 assault weapon on a man and his two sons, killing them. The deaths immediately drew public outrage, which intensified when authorities revealed that Ramos, 21, is an illegal immigrant who managed to avoid deportation despite previous brushes with the law.
  • Your Rights or Results: You Choose!

    02/27/2008 3:35:09 PM PST · by Bear Brooks · 2 replies · 309+ views ^ | 2/26/2008 | Bear Brooks
    You cannot have it both ways! Every year in America, this “both ways” mentality gets worse and worse. Somewhere along the line Americans started thinking that we could have all of our rights and freedoms and have expedient justice and results at the same time. Well, I have to tell you: YOU CANNOT. There is a blend of the two that must be championed if we are going to continue being a successful country. The mortgage crisis of late is one of the great disasters caused by this “have it both ways” mentality. The government was constantly pressured by citizens...
  • The News From Michiganistan

    09/30/2007 5:20:53 PM PDT · by blu · 68 replies · 192+ views
    Detroit News
    Here's what's making our state shut down at midnight. This is what the dim dam Dems want :
  • Citizens help turn tide against insurgents

    08/15/2007 6:51:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 468+ views
    BAGHDAD — Local citizens fed tips to Soldiers from the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, which led to the finding of four weapons caches and the detaining of two suspects in multiple operations north of Baghdad, Aug. 8 and 9. Troops from Battery B, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, attached to the 1st BCT, acting on a tip from a neighborhood watch volunteer, uncovered an improvised explosive devices cache near the town of Sab Al Bor, Aug 8. The cache included five complete IEDs and 12 incomplete IEDs. The cache also included 20 munitions of varying...
  • (Tiger ) Woods Vents Fury At Fake Photos As Crowd Turn On Americans

    09/20/2006 7:51:00 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies · 3,359+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-21-2006 | Lawerence Donegan
    Woods vents fury at fake photos as crowd turn on Americans Lawrence Donegan at the K Club Thursday September 21, 2006 The Guardian (UK) So much for hands across the ocean. Two days before a ball is struck in earnest at the 2006 Ryder Cup the atmosphere around the K Club turned a little angry yesterday after Tiger Woods took the unusual step of publicly condemning an Irish magazine for publishing fake photographs purporting to show his wife, Elin, naked. "Some things are unacceptable," the world No1 said amid reports he was ready to take legal action against the Dublin-based...
  • Wheels of industry start to turn again (Iraqi Industry)

    08/17/2006 4:40:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 490+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. Rodney Foliente
    CAMP LIBERTY — “With unity and security, there will be prosperity,” said Col. Robert Scurlock Jr., 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division commander in a press conference Wednesday. Another way to improve prosperity is to turn once dormant factories into bustling centers of activity again. Recently the Multi-National Division – Baghdad assessment team conducted a three-day visit of seven state-owned factories in Baghdad in a continuing effort, coordinated with Coalition forces and the Iraqi government, to help improve local industry. The goal of the operation is to increase the factories’ productivity, which will hopefully lead to an increase in...
  • Coalition forces turn over al-Qaida in Iraq leader

    08/01/2006 6:09:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 563+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | COMBINED PRESS INFORMATION CENTER
    BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces announce they’ve turned over to the Iraqi government an al-Qaida in Iraq leader that has admitted to conducting terrorist activity since 2004. The terrorist will now be prosecuted by the Iraqi government under the Iraqi justice system. The terrorist leader held multiple leadership positions within al-Qaida and was appointed by Abu Mus’ab al Zarqawi and Abu Ayyub al Masri to two of the positions he held. At one time, he coordinated and oversaw the operations of five different terrorist cells at one time. The Iraqi admitted to coordinating over ten death squad attacks, personally participating...
  • Want to Protest? Stop Paying Taxes (Turn the IRS into the Immigration Redelivery Service?)

    03/27/2006 3:11:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 98 replies · 2,309+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 3/27/06 | The Maha
    Want Tax Reform? Stop Paying TaxesMarch 27, 2006 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's my idea. In addition to illegal immigration, many of us in this country are fed up with the federal tax system. We're just fed up with it. But over the years we've been intimidated into obeying. We call on our patriotism tendencies and our desires to do the right thing and so forth, but admit it: We're also scared to death that that's the one thing the federal government will not stop looking for until they find it, and that's every tax cheat in the country. But yet...
  • Justices turn away tobacco companies' appeal about ads

    02/21/2006 12:28:39 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 601+ views
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court today refused to hear an appeal by two North Carolina-based tobacco companies who claimed California's tough anti-smoking ads smeared their reputations. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., now Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Reynolds American Inc., and Lorillard Tobacco Co. of Greensboro, N.C., had asked the justices to overturn a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that rejected the companies' claims that their First Amendment rights were violated by California's ad campaign. California uses part of an 87-cent tax on every package of cigarettes to fund health education that includes a campaign to discourage smoking. The ads included a...
  • Insurgents Turning Against Al-Qa'eda In Iraq

    02/05/2006 6:16:59 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 513+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-6-2006 | Oliver Poole
    Insurgents turning against al-Qa'eda in Iraq By Oliver Poole in Anbar province (Filed: 06/02/2006) Iraqi insurgent groups are turning against their former al-Qa'eda allies, amid a succession of tit-for-tat assassinations, bombings and kidnappings. Evidence of growing splits has encouraged US commanders' hopes of isolating fanatical groups - such as that led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi - and drawing Sunni factions into negotiations. But American forces are cautious, saying both Iraqi and al-Qa'eda groups remain committed to attacking coalition troops. The tensions between the insurgent groups were apparent during last December's elections. Al-Qa'eda, dominated by foreign jihadis, threatened to disrupt the...
  • Stone Age Footwork: Ancient Human Prints Turn Up Down Under

    01/07/2006 2:22:53 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 692+ views
    Science News ^ | 1-7-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Stone Age Footwork: Ancient human prints turn up down under Bruce Bower Researchers working near the shore of a dried-up lake basin in southeastern Australia have taken a giant leap backward in time. They've uncovered the largest known collection of Stone Age human footprints. SOLE SURVIVAL. Footprints attributed to a Stone Age person disappear under an Australian dune (top). In an impression of an adult's right foot (inset), the toes stand out. Cupper The 124-or-more human-foot impressions, as well as a few prints left by kangaroos and other animals, originated between 23,000 and 19,000 years ago in a then-muddy layer...
  • Saudis Turn Back Nigeria Pilgrims

    01/06/2006 4:53:33 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 787+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-6-2006
    Saudis turn back Nigeria pilgrims Huge numbers of pilgrims have already arrived for the Hajj A plane load of Muslims from northern Nigeria trying to reach this year's Hajj has been turned back in Saudi Arabian air space and sent home. The 492 pilgrims from Kaduna had missed an extension to Wednesday's deadline secured by Nigeria's president. Thousands of other Nigerian pilgrims have been stranded as a shortage of aircraft is blamed for the chaos. Kano's state governor told angry pilgrims to go home and accept "the will of Allah". Many airlines have refused to take part in this year's...
  • Race Riot Fears Turns Bondi Into No-Go Zone (Sydney)

    12/16/2005 6:25:11 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 1,171+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-17-2005 | Nick Squires
    Race riot fears turn Bondi into no-go zone By Nick Squires In Sydney (Filed: 17/12/2005) Australian police warned visitors to stay away from Bondi and other famous beaches in Sydney this weekend amid fears of another flare-up of race violence between gangs of white and Middle Eastern youths. The warning, unprecedented in a country in which the beach forms a central part of the national psyche, extended to two other cities in New South Wales. A young surfer carries her board outside a Sydney surf club Bondi was declared a virtual no-go zone for the weekend, along with other popular...
  • 'Woman Of Mass Destruction' Jibe Turns Into Catfight (Miller - Dowd)

    11/12/2005 4:50:55 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 2,189+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-13-2005 | Philip Sherwell
    'Woman of Mass Destruction' jibe turns into catfight By Philip Sherwell in Washington (Filed: 13/11/2005) It has erupted into one of the great catfights of American journalism: Judith Miller, the veteran reporter who went to jail because she refused to reveal a source's name, and Maureen Dowd, her equally outspoken long-term colleague on the New York Times. The pencil-thin Miller, who quit the newspaper last week after being criticised by her editors, has launched a fightback after being denounced by Dowd. Veteran reporter Judith Miller: 'My conscience is clear' In an article entitled "Woman of Mass Destruction", the flame-haired columnist...
  • French Police Turn On Chirac As Officer Jailed

    11/12/2005 4:40:41 PM PST · by blam · 98 replies · 2,730+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-13-2005 | Kim Willsher/Henry Samuel
    French police turn on Chirac as officer jailed By Kim Willsher in Paris and Henry Samuel in Bobigny (Filed: 13/11/2005) After 16 nights battling urban violence by rioters, Jacques Chirac's government is confronting angry new protests - from the police themselves. Firefighters extinguish a burning car in Strasbourg Officers at the forefront of attempts to control the wave of riots and arson attacks across France are furious at moves to prosecute policemen accused of assaulting a youth. As officers were deployed in force in Paris yesterday following a call on weblogs for a mass demonstration, the police union described the...
  • Innovative Program Helps Troubled Veterans Turn Lives Around

    11/10/2005 5:06:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 230+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 10, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2005 – A unique center here is helping troubled veterans turn their lives around by providing a military-style program designed to help them beat addictions, develop career skills, land jobs, find homes, and become productive citizens. The Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, MCVET for short, offers an ambitious array of programs aimed at getting veterans back on their feet and into the mainstream sober, drug-free and self-sufficient. Military service provides the common thread behind the program. All "students," as participants are called, are veterans, as well as 75 percent of the staff. The result is...
  • California Pro Prop 80 Advocates Still T.U.R.N.-ing to the Hackneyed "Enron" Cliché

    10/17/2005 11:29:50 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 377+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | October 17, 2005 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Pro Prop 80 Advocates Still T.U.R.N.-ing to the Hackneyed "Enron" Cliché Proponents and opponents of California Proposition 80 to re-regulate electricity on the November special election ballot both contend that voting YES or NO respectively would bring about lower electric rates. The state Legislative Analyst has concluded that there is no way of knowing which position or system might bring about lower electric rates. Pro Prop 80 advocates are using the overworked cliches "No More Enrons" and "No More Power Crises" to galvanize public opinion in favor of Prop 80. But are these slogans helpful or are they just "clichés...
  • Musharraf Vows To Turn Fighting Talk Into Action

    08/12/2005 6:33:41 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 517+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-13-2005 | Ahmed Rashid
    Musharraf vows to turn fighting talk into action By Ahmed Rashid (Filed: 13/08/2005) It took six years in the making but when it came it was still an unexpected summons. For during that time I have been refused an interview with President Pervez Musharraf and for the past two years not even invited to his press conferences. In a quarter of a century as a journalist I have never had a problem meeting a Pakistani head of state. After September 2001 and the success of my book Taliban I met many western leaders and foreign ministers. President Musharraf: charming But,...
  • Heatwave Takes A Turn For The Worse (London)

    05/30/2005 6:07:53 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies · 1,092+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-31-2005 | Amy Iggulden
    Heatwave takes a turn for the worse By Amy Iggulden (Filed: 31/05/2005) The weekend that began with the hottest May day in 60 years went on to bring gale-force winds and concluded with lightning and thunderstorms. Temperatures reached 89.4F (31.9C) in London on Friday, hotter than any summer day last year and the warmest May day in Britain since 1944. In Birmingham, temperatures of 81F (27.2C) took the city to its hottest in May since 1953. A misty shroud obscures the coast on the pier at Eastbourne yesterday The heat attracted up to 100,000 people to Hyde Park in London...
  • Chirac Ready To Turn His Anger On Blair If France Votes Non

    05/27/2005 7:51:18 PM PDT · by blam · 142 replies · 2,224+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-28-2005 | Toby Helm
    Chirac ready to turn his anger on Blair if France votes Non By Toby Helm, Chief Political Correspondent (Filed: 28/05/2005) Tony Blair and Jacques Chirac will be pitched into a furious six-month dispute over the future direction of the European Union if the French people vote No to the EU constitution tomorrow. Government sources are braced for the French president to round on the Prime Minister and blame him for making the constitution too "Anglo-Saxon" on economic issues and for plunging Europe into crisis as a result. The French people go to the polls on Sunday They also expect Mr...
  • A CRUCIAL WORD FOR CALIFORNIA [Get it together believers or it's ZOT TIME]

    05/08/2005 7:36:43 PM PDT · by Quix · 72 replies · 1,248+ views
    A Crucial Word for California Patricia King On the issue of California, when I was at the National Religious Broadcasters convention this February, we stayed in Anaheim and I ministered in L.A. For days I was vexed in my spirit. I kept thinking of Lot and how the Bible said his righteous heart was daily vexed because of living in the midst of unprincipled men. Everywhere I looked, I saw gross immorality, lust, and greed. I was filled with remorse and even felt sick to my stomach. One night, I woke up in the middle of the night and I...
  • Beijing issues pollution warning as skies turn yellow

    04/06/2005 8:03:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 1,465+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/6/05 | AFP - Beijing
    BEIJING (AFP) - People in Beijing were warned to stay indoors as the Chinese capital was shrouded in yellow smog with pollution reaching dangerous levels. "Under these polluted conditions, we propose that the majority of citizens reduce their time outdoors and avoid breathing this seriously polluted air," the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau said in a warning posted on its website. Beijing's air quality has been at the lowest level for the past two days with the air "seriously polluted," the bureau said. Experts said the capital was experiencing a heat inversion, where warmer air in the atmosphere was keeping the...
  • Glamorous turn their minds to poverty (World Economic Forum)

    01/22/2005 8:16:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies · 1,330+ views
    The Age ^ | 1/23/05 | Annabel Crabb
    Glamorous turn their minds to poverty By Annabel Crabb London January 23, 2005 Angelina Jolie is on the list. So are America's best-known Bills: Clinton and Gates. Bono wouldn't miss it; neither would Richard Gere. Or Sharon Stone. Yes folks: it's the World Economic Forum, assembling this week in the postcard-perfect alpine resort town of Davos, Switzerland, to bend the greatest minds of our generation to solving global problems. The World Economic Forum, or Davos as it is casually termed, was established in 1971 by the dashing Swiss academic Klaus Schwab to bring together the energies of business and politics...
  • AL QAEDA PLANS TO DROP GAY BOMBS Men within 30 miles of the blast will instantly turn queer!

    01/06/2005 11:45:00 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 47 replies · 2,051+ views
    Weekly World News ^ | 08/10/2004 | Nick Jefferies
    EXTREMIST Muslim scientists are developing a bomb that turns anyone within a 30-mile radius of its blast into a homosexual, say U.S. Intelligence insiders. It's all a part of the Al Qaeda master plan to pull our country apart and kill the patriotism that makes us strong. " They believe that making more Americans gay will start civil war between gays and ultraconservatives," says one highly placed intelligence officer. "They also figure it will lead to a decrease in the U.S. population." The Gay Bomb was already in the planning stages when Osama Bin Laden and close, intimate friend Muhammad...
  • Attempted protest to disprespect POTUS. (Major Barf Alert!)

    12/16/2004 10:10:10 AM PST · by richnwise · 18 replies · 553+ views
    The election is over. The fight is not. Elections are only one part of democracy. We need to think strategically about direct action, learn from a rich history of nonviolent activism, and develop new tactics to take on this administration. Let's start from the start: Inauguration Day. On January 20th, 2005, we're calling for a new kind of action. The Bush administration has been successful at keeping protesters away from major events in the last few years by closing off areas around events and using questionable legal strategies to outlaw public dissent. We can use these obstacles to develop new...
  • Inaugural Protests, Die-Ins, and Die-Offs: Why We Won't Have to Put Up With This Much Longer

    12/15/2004 3:05:45 AM PST · by dandelion · 13 replies · 1,085+ views
    The Question Fairy ^ | 12/15/04 | Becki Snow
    Get ready for a real trip down memory lane - no, not the an LSD trip, we mean a nostalgia trip for the old days and the old folks kind. Ah! Nothing reminds one of people stuck in the sixties like the smell of patchouli and three-day body odor, and that smell will be present at George W. Bush's second Presidential Inauguration. These wizened weedwhiffers will once again crawl out of their Vanagons and totter to protest publicly for whatever reason they are hallucinating about this time - in this case, to turn their back on the President at the...
  • "Turn Right Hillary" CARTOON

    12/13/2004 10:50:15 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 30 replies · 2,434+ views ^ | 12/13/2004 | IPWGOP
    Turn Right HillaryFlaming liberal Hillary Clinton is making some strategic turns 'right' in her quest for the presidency.   This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • Security obsession pushes swing states into Bush's grasp (voters in Missouri turn to Republicans)

    09/26/2004 7:18:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 918+ views ^ | 9/26/04 | Paul Harris
    Security obsession pushes swing states into Bush's grasp Voters in Missouri are desperate to protect the homeland, and are turning to the Republicans for reassurance Paul Harris in Clay County, Missouri Sunday September 26, 2004 The Observer The air was hot and the mosquitoes were biting as Tom Brown sweatily trudged from house to house on the leafy suburban street. An elderly woman opened her door and eagerly took a leaflet from the Republican campaigner. Her next words brought a grin to Brown's face. 'I was going to vote for you anyway,' she said, before adding: 'And I'm a Democrat,...
  • AP: Kerry Tries to Turn Campaign Against Bush

    09/16/2004 7:09:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 1,683+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/16/04 | Nedra Pickler - AP
    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites), trying to recover from a brass-knuckles campaign against his character, is attempting to steer the election to a referendum on President Bush (news - web sites)'s leadership. Kerry has less than seven weeks to take over the lead in the presidential race. Democrats hope a major shift will come from the debates, but his strategy in the meantime is based less on building himself up than on tearing down the president. Bush has enjoyed a slight lead in national polls since the Republican National Convention, but the gap appears...
  • 400 turn out for Daschle, pancakes

    09/06/2004 7:28:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies · 1,547+ views
    Aberdeen News ^ | 9/05/04 | Brooke Anderson
    400 turn out for Daschle, pancakes Senator listens to personal stories ranging from Agent Orange to Medicare at Aberdeen school Posted on Sun, Sep. 05, 2004 By Brooke Anderson American News Writer Tom Daschle's pancake breakfast Saturday morning in Aberdeen was more like a small town get-together than a campaign stop. Everyone was dressed casually, including the Democratic senator. People called him by his first name and hugs - not handshakes - were the standard greeting of the morning. The Senate minority leader and Aberdeen native is in the middle of a hotly contested battle against GOP challenger John Thune....
  • Sudan Warns Britain That Intervention Could Turn Into Another Iraq

    07/22/2004 7:29:23 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 583+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-23-2004 | George Jones/Andrew Sparrow/Rachel Sylvester
    Sudan warns Britain that intervention could turn into another Iraq By George Jones, Andrew Sparrow and Rachel Sylvester (Filed: 23/07/2004) British troops are welcome to enter the Darfur region, Sudan's foreign minister said yesterday, but they would rapidly find themselves in an Iraq-like situation. Responding to a British newspaper report suggesting that Tony Blair was considering options to send troops to the region, Mustafa Ismail said his government was willing to withdraw from Darfur. Children at Abu Shok refugee camp "We will give him the chance if he can give security to Darfur," Mr Ismail said in Paris. But he...
  • City trying to turn table on police (Boston PR campaign started - 'minorities hardest hit')

    07/17/2004 2:54:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 595+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 7/17/04 | Andrea Estes
    City trying to turn table on police Eyeing pickets, contributions in PR offensive By Andrea Estes, Globe Staff July 17, 2004 City officials, scrambling to salvage the Democratic convention's opening festivities, launched a public relations offensive against Boston's police union yesterday in its intensifying battle over a new police contract. At a hastily arranged press conference called by Boston's convention organizers, small business owners said the police union is putting its own concerns before the needs of struggling small firms, including those owned by minorities. They said their businesses would lose an opportunity to prosper if the union goes ahead...
  • Honeycomb Crystal Turns Space Inside Out

    02/05/2004 12:09:40 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 388+ views
    IOL ^ | 205-2004
    Honeycomb crystal turns space inside out February 04 2004 at 02:12PM Paris - A new kind of crystal is so riddled with holes that a mere gram of the material has an internal surface area equivalent to 17 tennis courts - a record - the British science journal Nature reported on Thursday. The substance is still at the experimental stage but the hope is that it could be used as a hydrogen tank in vehicles powered by fuel cells. Named MOF-177 by its inventors at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, the crystal is a so-called metal organic framework....
  • Turn Back the Spam of Time

    08/29/2003 2:41:54 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 42 replies · 260+ views
    wired news ^ | 8.29.03 | Brian McWilliams
    <p>This summer, Dave Hill got a refreshing break from the run-of-the-mill spam that routinely invades his e-mail inbox. Instead of hawking mortgages, penis-enlargement pills or weight-loss products, a message arrived that seemed straight out of a science-fiction novel.</p> <p>The anonymous e-mail offered $5,000 to any vendor capable of promptly delivering a collection of far-fetched gadgets for conducting time travel. Among the mysterious devices sought by the message's author were an "Acme 5X24 series time transducing capacitor with built-in temporal displacement" and an "AMD Dimensional Warp Generator module containing the GRC79 induction motor."</p>