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  • Why Obama's EPA Turned Down the Dutch Offer to Help

    06/16/2010 2:06:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 1,656+ views ^ | 6/16/10 | Gregory of Yardale
    Bureaucratic Idiocy at its most facepalmtastic. The U.S. Government has apparently reconsidered a Dutch offer to supply 4 oil skimmers. These are large arms that are attached to oil tankers that pump oil and water from the surface of the ocean into the tanker. Water pumped into the tanker will settle to the bottom of the tanker and is then pumped back into the ocean to make room for more oil. Each system will collect 5,000 tons of oil each day. The Dutch offered to fly their skimmer arm systems to the Gulf 3 days after the oil spill started....
  • Anbar Situation Has ‘Turned the Corner,’ U.S. General Says

    07/20/2007 5:05:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 292+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 20, 2007 – The security situation in Anbar province has greatly improved in recent months, thanks to additional U.S. troops provided by the surge and the growing presence of trained and vetted Iraqi soldiers and police, a senior U.S. military officer said today. (Video) Statistics show that daily insurgent-generated violence, as measured by small-arms, mortar and improvised-explosive-device attacks, has decreased in Anbar since this time last year, Marine Maj. Gen. Walter E. Gaskin, commanding general of Multinational Force West, told Pentagon reporters during a satellite-carried news conference. “I can report that the future of the province looks...
  • Terrorists Detained in Iraq; Foreign Fighter Turned Over to Iraqi Courts

    08/03/2006 4:09:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 420+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 3, 2006 – Coalition forces captured a wanted terrorist along with two others during a raid near Bayji, Iraq, yesterday, U.S. military officials reported. The raid is one of a series of successful operations targeting a terrorist cell involved in aiding foreign terrorists throughout central Iraq. The raid occurred without incident. Coalition forces have been effectively dismantling this group, which has reportedly orchestrated attacks, kidnappings and bombings of civilians, officials said. In addition, Iraqi and coalition forces announced that a recently captured foreign terrorist would be turned over to the Iraqi government for prosecution under the Iraqi justice...
  • Marine-Turned-Country-Star Plays for Army Birthday

    06/14/2006 5:30:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 519+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, June 14, 2006 – Josh Gracin, the former Marine who won fame on the TV show "American Idol," performed at the Pentagon for the Army's 231st birthday celebration today. Servicemembers and civilians at the Pentagon enjoy concert by country music star and former Marine Josh Gracin performs at the Army's 231st birthday celebration June 14. Photo by Sgt. Sara Wood, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Gracin was a lance corporal in the Marine Corps when he participated in the second season of "American Idol." He finished fourth place overall, and went on to land a record...
  • The would-be president is messing with ire (NY fans-turned-critics wash their hands of Hillary)

    01/12/2006 3:39:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies · 1,408+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald. ^ | 1/13/05 | Anne Summers
    The would-be president is messing with ire January 13, 2006 Fans-turned-critics say Hillary Clinton is sacrificing principle in the hunt for votes, writes Anne Summers. It is still more than two years before the major parties in the United States decide upon their candidates for the 2008 presidential elections, and it is widely assumed that the Democratic Party candidate will be the junior senator from New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton. You might expect the political conversation among Democrats to be along the lines of "Is Hillary electable?" (given the preponderance of red states on the American political map) but many...
  • Academicians Claim Buddha Turned Into European Saint

    07/04/2005 12:17:05 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 1,588+ views
    The Korea Times ^ | 7-4-2005 | Kim Ki-tae
    Academicians Claim Buddha Turned Into European Saint By Kim Ki-tae Staff Reporter Greek drawings estimated to be from the 12th century show Ioasaph teaching Christianity to the public. A group of researchers claim the European saint is a derivation of the Buddha. Courtesy of AntiquusThe ancient tale of Gautama Siddhartha, the founder of Buddhism, spread from his homeland to Europe, where he became a Christian saint with the name of ``Iosaphat.¡± That¡¯s the conclusion of a group of Korean researchers who have conducted a multi-linguistic study of the westward spread of the story of the Buddha. ``It is apparent that...
  • CA: Complaints about elderly woman ignored as home turned into drug den

    05/25/2005 12:42:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 940+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - City officials here have opened an investigation into why authorities apparently ignored numerous complaints about a full-scale drug den being operated out of the apartment of an elderly woman who suffered from dementia. Six alleged gang members took over the 84-year-old woman's apartment for months, even eating her free senior meals, police said after their arrests last week. The woman's second-floor apartment in the city's Mission District was littered with drugs and crack pipes. "This is one of the most egregious cases of elder abuse that I have ever seen," Trent Rhorer, executive director of the...
  • Howard Dean, rebel firebrand turned Democratic Party head (branded radical leftist)

    02/12/2005 5:38:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 595+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/12/05
    Howard Dean, rebel firebrand turned Democratic Party head 1 hour, 19 minutes ago WASHINGTON (AFP) - Howard Dean, the outspoken medical doctor whose run for the Democratic presidential nomination last year spectacularly flared and burned out, surprised fans and foes alike by taking the leadership of the Democratic Party. As chairman of the Democratic National Committee, he assumes responsibility for a party much-chagrined after ceding two presidential races and control of Congress to rival Republicans, and unsure how to define itself to voters. Branded a radical leftist by his opponents and distrusted by the party's powerful Washington old guard, Dean...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 738 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Coast Guard Boards Tiger's Yacht Woods, New Bride Turned Away From San Juan Port

    10/15/2004 9:24:12 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 56 replies · 6,283+ views
    aolnews ^ | 10 15 04 | FRANK GRIFFITHS,
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Oct. 14) -- Tiger Woods and his bride were briefly detained Thursday by U.S. Coast Guard officers on their yacht Privacy, then were turned away from San Juan's port because they had failed to notify authorities of their arrival Since July 1, new security regulations require many boats to submit an arrival notice at least four days before entering a U.S. port, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Eric Willis said. The 28-year-old golfer and Swedish model Elin Nordegren, 24, were married Oct. 5 at a luxury resort in Barbados and later set out on the Privacy, along...
  • Kerry: GOP 'turned the corner' going wrong way (Edwards: newborns out pace jobs)

    08/07/2004 8:20:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies · 987+ views
    Daily News ^ | 8/06/04 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    Kerry: GOP 'turned the corner' going wrong way By Katharine Q. Seelye The New York Times WASHINGTON -- All week long, President George W. Bush traveled the country, cheerfully telling audiences that "we've turned the corner" on the economy. But on Friday, in the face of the government's paltry new numbers on job growth, the president's new slogan suddenly sounded premature at best. By now, Republicans had hoped that the early indications this year that the economy was indeed turning the corner would have allowed them to neutralize, or even turn to their advantage, the issue that John Kerry had...

    04/09/2003 10:10:53 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 26 replies · 193+ views
    Dennis Prager Show, 870 Los Angeles and syndicated | 4-9-2003 | dfu
    Human shield from Eastern Assyrian Church who admitted he was totally wrong is on the Prager show. LINK TO KRLA WEBSITE FOR INTERNET FEED
  • Day The World Turned On Iraq

    11/08/2002 2:51:00 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 193+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 11-09-2002 | David Usborne
    Day the world turned on IraqUN Security Council votes 15-0 to give Saddam an ultimatum By David Usborne in New York 09 November 2002 Backing the determination of Washington and London to overturn more than a decade of defiance by Saddam Hussein, the UN Security Council voted unanimously yesterday for a stiffly worded resolution that gives Iraq a "final opportunity" to rid itself of weapons of mass destruction or face certain war. The watershed 15-0 vote, which followed eight weeks of tortured negotiation, opens the next and potentially explosive chapter in the confrontation between Iraq and the western powers. It...
  • Gay Flies Turned On By Heat

    09/17/2002 9:13:04 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 333+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-17-2002 | Sylvia Pagan Westphal
    Gay flies turned on by heat 22:00 16 September 02 news service A mere change in temperature is all it takes for the males of a new line of genetically engineered flies to switch from being heterosexual to suddenly courting other males. The switch occurs within minutes and is fully reversible, meaning scientists have for the first time a system they can manipulate to study how some brain regions may be involved in determining sexual orientation. Whether the secrets unveiled by these peculiar flies will shed any light on human sexual preference is still unclear. Some of the neurons...