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  • Word of God lives on unknown soldier's tomb in War Memorial

    10/28/2013 1:28:10 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | 29th October 2013 | Nick Cater
    THE Australian War Memorial has abandoned a proposal to remove the words "known unto God" from the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier after the personal intervention of Tony Abbott. The memorial's governing council decided at its meeting in August to replace two inscriptions on the tomb at the Canberra memorial with words from a speech by Paul Keating. The memorial's director, former Liberal Party leader Brendan Nelson, announced the changes in an unscripted National Press Club speech six weeks ago on a day when attention was focused on the swearing in of the new government. It was several days...
  • Unknown Republican Blocks Bill That Will Require Search Warrant Before Police Access Emails

    08/04/2013 11:05:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/4/13 | Jim Hoft
    An unknown Republican Senator is blocking a bill that will require police to obtain a search warrant before accessing emails and online messages. The Hill reported: An anonymous Republican senator has delayed a vote on legislation that would require police to obtain a warrant before accessing emails and other online messages. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) pushed for a vote on the bill before Congress left for its August recess. He secured unanimous support from Democrats, but at least one Republican objected to the bill, according to a Democratic Senate aide. Leahy had hoped to fast-track the bill...
  • Canoeist praised for ‘changing the map of Canada’ after dramatic encounter with unknown waterfalls

    08/01/2013 12:20:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 34 replies
    National Post ^ | 7/31/13 | Jake Edmiston
    Aerial photographs from the 1950s didn’t prepare Adam Shoalts for what he was about to encounter. The self-dubbed “modern explorer” was canoeing a stretch of little-known whitewater rapids just south of Hudson Bay when the river started to disappear in front of him. Courtesy: Adam Shoalts “I’ve discovered a waterfall and now I’m about to go straight over it,” Mr. Shoalts thought. “This is not good.” He tried to back paddle, but the current was too swift. And then, “It’s past the point of no return.” The current pivoted his canoe sideways, sending him down the 12-metre waterfall. As he...
  • Department of Unusual Ordnance Finds (Can Freepers Identify)

    06/05/2013 1:38:27 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 35 replies
    cjchivers.com ^ | unknown | Deir ash Sharqi,
    Field researching and reporting on arms and the arms trade often leads to the same old discoveries in war after war, fight after fight. But most trips also turn up the odd and unusual item. This pair of disc-shaped ordnance packages bearing Russian labels (above) was one of the unexpected finds in the possession of Ahfad al-Rasul.
  • ALWAYS ON DUTY - hurricane, or not!! (vanity)

    Rain or shine, storm or fair weather, the proud soldiers of the "Old Guard" are always on duty standing their post.
  • The Birther Plan To Block Obama's Reelection

    02/01/2011 11:35:48 AM PST · by jdoug666 · 161 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 1/31/2011 | David Corn
    The birthers have a plan to end Barack Obama's presidency—and in Arizona, they're making progress.
  • The unknown Elena Kagan

    06/28/2010 8:55:26 AM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies
    The Washington Post - The Fix ^ | June 27, 2010 | Chriss Chilliza
    1. When Supreme Court nominee (Elena Kagan) appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her her confirmation hearings Monday, she will be a tabula rasa for large swaths of the American public. While Kagan has spent the six weeks since she was nominated by President Obama to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the high court meeting with senators and preparing for this week's hearings, the American public's gaze has been elsewhere. The ongoing oil spill on the Gulf Coast has been the story of the past month and, even last week when the Kagan hearings were rapidly approaching, the...
  • Alvin Greene, Typical Democrat

    06/10/2010 3:53:02 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 7 replies · 371+ views
    scottfactor.com ^ | 06/10/2010 | Scott Factor
    Alvin Greene, a relative unknown, surprised everyone in South Carolina on Tuesday night by winning the chance to face Sen. Jim DeMint, a Republican, this fall with a victory over state lawmaker Vick Rawl in the Democratic primary. The Democrats elected this guy in a primary election and now, not wanting to admit that the Democrat voters really are that gullible, they are asking him to step down, as if a mistake were made. Now that’s laughable! South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler on Wednesday asked Greene to withdraw from the race for U.S. Senate because he supposedly showed...
  • Libtalker Calls for Deaths of Limbaugh, Beck, O’Reilly (audio)

    03/26/2010 3:08:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 1,154+ views
    Mike Malloy ^ | March 26, 2010
    Mike Malloy: "Well, keep it up boys, just keep it up, um except for one thing: you rat bastards are going to cause another Murrah federal building explosion, you are. And then - what is Beck - maybe at that point Beck will do the honorable thing and blow his brains out."
  • Firefight Between North and South Korean Navy This Morning: Causualty Unknown

    11/09/2009 7:19:35 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 119 replies · 7,148+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/10/09
    Firefight Between North and South Korean Navy This Morning: Causualty Unknown Happened on the morning of Nov. 10 at NLL. N. Korean patrol boats went over NLL to the south. Warning shots fired, but ignored. S. Korean navy fired at N. Korean ship. N. Koreans returned fire.
  • Barack, The Amazing Mr. Obama (Russian Newspaper)

    12/08/2008 10:25:40 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 17 replies · 802+ views
    pravda ^ | 8-dec-08 | Mark S. McGrew
    He has managed to create an illusion of a Public Office that does not exist, The Office of the President Elect.
  • Questions arise in "Letter From Bishop" Article.

    11/29/2008 9:17:52 PM PST · by Keltic4 · 25 replies · 1,156+ views
    11/29/2008 | Kelticfreedom
    In regards to an individual or individuals responsible for posting an article pertaining to an Anabaptist Bishop alleging that President- Elect Barack Obama was in fact born in Kenya. This article was in fact fabricated and it's sources are unknown. I can testify to the fact that the Anabaptist Churches have no such "Supreme Leader". There are several Bishops in the Anabaptist Churches that each have a district that include several congregations of churches. There is not nor has there ever been a single bishop at the head of these churches. A group of Bishops conduct the leading of these...
  • Can “Barack Obama the unknown” close the deal?

    10/28/2008 5:11:16 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 7 replies · 468+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | Oct. 28, 2008 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    The media has tried to ordain him “Barack Obama, the incumbent president”, but the evidence suggests many Americans see him as “Barack Obama the unknown.” If history repeats itself, this could present serious problems for his efforts to close out this election. These are tumultuous times filled with unknowns. People want stability. Voters want to support a “known” with the flaws they recognize over the total unknown Obama as the media has crafted him. Regardless of what the media wants us to believe, there is no incumbent in this race. Obama’s artificial “incumbency” can’t shake the high number of undecided...
  • Who is Barack Hussein Obama?

    03/28/2008 3:57:12 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 44 replies · 760+ views
    28 March 2008 | vanity
    Do you really know who Barack Obama is and what he stands for? I don't. I have read scattered reports on this and other Web Sites, but I have not seen a really comprehensive, single assessment. People when posed with this question usually come up with a monstrous series of links that take dozens of hours to assess. Even then you have a problem with the validity of the reports. You have no way to observe quite directly what the evidence is or is not. What we need is a financial heavy hitter to prepare an hour long DVD or...
  • East Texans Organize For Bigfoot Search

    03/11/2008 11:06:40 AM PDT · by dragonblustar · 24 replies · 579+ views
    KLTV ABC NEWS ^ | 03/9/08 | Bob Hallmark
    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the woods, East Texans prepare for another expedition to find Bigfoot in East Texas. A professional and well equipped group says it's ready to prove the mysterious hairy giant is roaming our neighborhoods. "Actually, I found that there were a lot of sightings and things in the Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana error," said Bigfoot researcher Mike Hall. "Strange things happen." Several dots on a map represent Bigfoot sightings in East Texas since 2000. Mike Hall is assembling a research team to answer questions. "What's going on here, what is...
  • N.M. Democratic Winner Still Unknown

    02/07/2008 5:04:47 PM PST · by jdm · 27 replies · 163+ views
    UPI via The Post Chronicle ^ | Feb. 07, 2008 | Staff
    New Mexico Democratic officials still don't know who won the Super Tuesday presidential caucuses -- and may not for days. New Mexico is the only state of the 22 in Tuesday's primaries and caucuses without a declared winner. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., led Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois by 1,123 votes statewide Thurday, the Albuquerque Journal said, with results hinging on nearly 17,000 provisional ballots. The Democrats may start counting those Thursday. Provisional ballots are issued to voters who show up at the wrong site or have problems confirming their registration and vote by affidavit. There were problems at the...
  • Laws of Nature, Source Unknown

    12/18/2007 1:01:57 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 28 replies · 136+ views
    NYT ^ | 12/18/07 | Dennis Overbye
    “Gravity,” goes the slogan on posters and bumper stickers. “It isn’t just a good idea. It’s the law.” And what a law. Unlike, say, traffic or drug laws, you don’t have a choice about obeying gravity or any of the other laws of physics. Jump and you will come back down. Faith or good intentions have nothing to do with it. Existence didn’t have to be that way, as Einstein reminded us when he said, “The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.” Against all the odds, we can send e-mail to Sri Lanka, thread spacecraft...
  • Hunting for votes(Duncan Hunter)

    02/01/2007 9:02:31 PM PST · by GulfBreeze · 124 replies · 1,614+ views
    World ^ | February 1, 2007 | Jamie Dean
    Hunting for votes Long-shot campaigns aren’t new to Duncan Hunter, and now the California Republican hopes a platform of closed borders and restricted trade will beat the odds and lift him to the White House | Jamie Dean MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.— U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) is a presidential candidate with "hattitude." That's according to the purple writing on the bright red cap he sported two days after launching his bid for the presidency in a South Carolina hotel filled with men in dark suits. On this breezy morning, Hunter mingled with a very different crowd: some 500 women, mostly...
  • Kucinich to seek White House

    12/11/2006 12:25:41 PM PST · by Diago · 123 replies · 2,469+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 12/11/2006 | -- Mark Naymik, mnaymik@plaind.com
    Kucinich to seek White House U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich is running for president – yes -- of the United States. He’ll make it official Tuesday from Cleveland City Hall, the site of his political birth – and his biggest public embarrassment. Kucinich, who was easily re-elected to Congress in last month, ran unsuccessfully for president in the 2004 presidential primary. He was among the last to drop out despite winning only a handful of delegates. Although Democratic Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are sucking up media attention, Kucinich is sure to grab some because he becomes only the...
  • The Unknown of a Second Term Schwarzenegger

    06/29/2006 6:03:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 268+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 6/29/06 | Jennifer Nelson
    I planned to write today's commentary on the state budget, but then I read Assemblyman Chuck Devore's e-mail to his supporters that Nicholas Romero posted yesterday afternoon and realized that there wasn't much to say beyond what DeVore wrote (or the San Diego U-T or the OC Register). But I do have a few thoughts on the matter. While the Legislature and the Governor can campaign this year as having passed and signed the state budget into law before July 1 as required by the state's constiution, no one should be throwing a party. Sure, this year's budget is not...
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (VANITY)

    05/29/2006 8:15:30 AM PDT · by CAWats · 19 replies · 731+ views
    5/29/2006 | CAWats
    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why? 21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary. 2. How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk and why? 21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1 3. Why are his gloves wet? His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle. 4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder...
  • Honoring the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Thread Revisited)

    05/29/2006 7:10:46 AM PDT · by PackerBoy · 12 replies · 1,360+ views
    Previous posted by Beebuster2000 ^ | 5/39/2006 | PackerBoy
    Posted previously by beebuster2000: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1499494/posts/> Tomb of the Unknown Soldier In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington, DC, our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment. They respectfully declined the offer, "No way, Sir!" Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment,...
  • US Patriarch Asks Conservatives to "Divorce" Republicans (ceerfully reported at IslamOnline)

    05/21/2006 1:33:27 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 265 replies · 4,393+ views
    IslamOnline ^ | May 21, 2006 | IslamOnline
    CAIRO, May 21, 2006 (IslamOnline.net) – The patriarch of US conservatives urged his followers on Sunday, May 21, to learn their lesson and stop their financial and logistic support of the Republican Party whose leaders throughout the years have "betrayed" conservative voters by failing to honor their election promises. "Conservatives should dedicate their money and volunteer efforts toward conservative groups and conservative candidates," Richard Viguerie wrote in an opinion piece in The Washington Post. "They should redirect their anger into building a third force -- not a third party, but a movement independent of any party. They should lay the...
  • Previously 'Unknown' Pearl Harbor Victim Reburied With Full Honors (CAUTION!: SEVERE TISSUE ALERT!!)

    03/29/2006 4:47:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 966+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 29, 2006 – A once-unidentified sailor killed in the Pearl Harbor attack almost 65 years ago was laid to rest today with full honors and a grave marker bearing his name, thanks to sleuth work by a Pearl Harbor survivor and U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command's expertise. Navy Seaman 2nd Class Warren Paul Hickock was buried with full military honors in Honolulu on March 29, more than 64 years after he died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. His remains were only recently identified. Courtesy photo   Seaman 2nd Class Warren Paul Hickok was reinterred this morning...
  • Katrina is gone -- and so are many kids (fate of more than 1,300 children remains unknown)

    12/11/2005 6:02:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies · 1,353+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 12/11/05 | TINA SUSMAN
    Katrina is gone -- and so are many kids Team pursues difficult search for more than 1,300 missing children TINA SUSMAN Newsday Posted on Sun, Dec. 11, 2005 Royce Osbourne, in a skeleton mask, marches in a protest for hurricane victims' rights in New Orleans December 10, 200. Protesters feared they would receive federal funds to rebuild their homes. REUTERS/Lee Celano NEW ORLEANS - Three months after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast, the fate of more than 1,300 children remains unknown. Until a few days ago, Lil Joe and Kolenik Williams, brothers from New Orleans, were among the...
  • Honoring the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    10/09/2005 12:06:25 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 8 replies · 1,001+ views
    tomb of the unknowns ^ | oct 9, 2005 | beebuster2000
      Tomb of the  Unknown Soldier In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington, DC, our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was  reported that because of the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment. They  respectfully declined the offer, "No way, Sir!"  Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting  rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an  assignment, it was the highest honor that can be afforded to a serviceperson. The tomb...
  • O'Connor Retirement Sparks NOW March (Nags on steroids)

    07/02/2005 11:00:57 AM PDT · by NRA2BFree · 32 replies · 1,088+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | 7/2/05 | By ROSE FRENCH, AP
    The president of the National Organization for Women declared a "state of emergency" for women's rights and planned a march on the state Capitol as news of Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement reverberated through the group's annual convention. NOW president Kim Gandy told about 800 NOW members Friday that women need to send a message that they won't tolerate "extremist" judges who set back women's rights. "This is our time. This is our challenge," Gandy said as the crowd replied by clapping and chanting, "Hell no, we won't go" and "We won't go back." The group shifted the agenda for their...
  • Mueller: Cost of FBI cyber upgrade unknown

    05/24/2005 4:50:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 283+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 5/24/05 | Mark Sherman - AP
    WASHINGTON - FBI Director Robert Mueller told lawmakers Tuesday he still doesn't know how much it will cost to complete the bureau's computer overhaul, already well over budget and behind schedule. He also refused to state publicly the cost of the initial phase of the Sentinel system, the planned successor to a failed project that was supposed to greatly improve management of terrorism and other criminal cases. "There are certain sensitivities involved," Mueller told the Senate Appropriations Committee's Commerce, Justice and Science subcommittee, explaining that the FBI soon would invite contractors to compete for the work. The FBI has yet...
  • Does This Man Strike A Chord With You? (ID Unknown)

    05/15/2005 6:10:19 PM PDT · by blam · 102 replies · 4,342+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-16-2005 | Dave Sapsted
    Does this man strike a chord with you? By David Sapsted (Filed: 16/05/2005) The identity of a man found wandering on a beach in an evening suit and who will not talk but who expertly plays piano concertos for hours is baffling police. The six-foot tall man, believed to be in his 20s or 30s, has been dubbed the 'Piano Man' since being found, soaked to the skin, on a beach on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, five weeks ago. Now in a psychiatric unit at Medway Maritime Hospital, in Gillingham, he will not speak but, when left a pen...
  • Ancient Tombs Of Unknown Ethnic Group Discovered In Mazandaran (Iran)

    05/10/2005 1:34:45 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 2,098+ views
    Mehr News ^ | 5-10-2005
    Ancient tombs of unknown ethnic group discovered in Mazandaran TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) -- Archaeologists working at the Laforak Cemetery in Savadkuh of Mazandaran Province recently discovered the remains of three skeletons with dolichocephalic skulls, anthropologist Farzad Foruzanfar announced on Tuesday. Of the fifteen graves excavated in the 2800-year old cemetery, three were different, in that they contained three skeletons with dolichocephalic (long-headed) skulls which were covered with a layer of earthenware, and their walls were reinforced by earthenware, too, he added. Experts have surmised that the three people belonged to a non-indigenous nation, since the inhabitants of Mazandaran at...
  • Exploding Toads in a Hamburg Pond Baffle Scientists

    04/28/2005 12:34:11 AM PDT · by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit · 20 replies · 756+ views
    BERLIN — More than 1,000 toads have puffed up and exploded in a Hamburg pond in recent weeks, and German scientists still have no explanation for what's causing the combustion, an official said Wednesday. Both the pond's water and body parts of the toads have been tested, but scientists have been unable to find a bacteria or virus that would cause the toads to swell up and pop, said Janne Kloepper, of the Hamburg-based Institute for Hygiene and the Environment. "It's absolutely strange," she said. "We have a really unique story here in Hamburg. This phenomenon really doesn't seem to...
  • Unknown Warrior May Be In Hell

    02/09/2005 3:55:12 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 32 replies · 1,283+ views
    www.scoop.co.nz ^ | 2 9 05 | Garnet Milne
    The Labour government’s public religion and the reluctant chaplain. The Principal Defence Chaplain Julian Wagg admits that the Unknown Warrior may not have gone to heaven. In a telephone interview on Feb. 8, the principal defence chaplain Julian Wagg reluctantly admitted that the Unknown Soldier may not have gone to heaven at all if he had not been baptised and affiliated with a church. The necessary implication with that admission is that the soldier may have gone to hell instead. This is a surprising though refreshingly honest admission given the usual universalistic beliefs of the prominent churchmen (usually Anglican) who...
  • An All-but-Unknown Bidder Wins a Rich Russian Oil Stake

    12/19/2004 8:00:43 PM PST · by crushelits · 3 replies · 386+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | December 20, 2004 | Erin E. Arvelund and Steven Lee Myers
    MOSCOW, Russia dismantled its largest oil producer, Yukos, on Sunday by auctioning off the company's largest subsidiary to a little-known concern that registered as a last-minute bidder on Friday. Gazprom, the country's natural gas monopoly and the Kremlin-favored front-runner to buy the Yukos property, did not even make a bid.The mystery surrounding the winner - a company called the Baikal Finans Group that is registered in Tver, a medium-size city 170 miles northwest of Moscow - immediately raised suspicion among industry analysts. Advertisement An analyst, Christopher Weafer, the equity strategist at Alfa Bank, remarked after the auction results that "the...
  • Reflections on Government

    12/08/2004 1:32:17 PM PST · by OESY · 11 replies · 893+ views
    email | December 8, 2004 | Unknown
    1) Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. ............Mark Twain 2) I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. ........Winston Churchill 3) A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. .............George Bernard Shaw 4) A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. ............G. Gordon Liddy...
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (email just recieved)

    11/09/2004 10:58:56 AM PST · by stockpirate · 26 replies · 2,216+ views
    Email I recieved | Unknown | Unknown
    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why? 21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary. 2. How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk and why? 21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1 3. Why are his gloves wet? His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle. 4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder...
  • The Ant and the Grasshopper

    11/05/2004 10:57:30 PM PST · by Mier · 3 replies · 154+ views
    The Ant and the Grasshopper OLD VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he's a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold. MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself! MODERN VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks...
  • CA: Fiscal Watchdogs Want Master List of Proposed Tax Initiatives (fiscal impact/costs unknown)

    10/31/2004 8:19:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 285+ views
    SacUnion.com ^ | 10/31/04 | Ryan Rose
    illion-dollar decisions face California voters this Tuesday. Just how many billions? Unknown. In a case of the right hand unaware of the left hand’s actions, residents of one county are clueless to bond and tax initiatives found on the ballot of another. The situation has sent fiscal watchdogs howling for a master list, disclosing all tax propositions (local, state, and federal) to California voters. The California Taxpayers’ Association is leading the charge to develop a list of statewide “tax hikes.” Using its staff to develop statistics, the taxpayers’ organization has found at least 171 proposed tax increases among California’s 58...
  • Electorate Is a Key Unknown

    10/24/2004 12:20:44 PM PDT · by crushelits · 1 replies · 435+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Sunday, October 24, 2004 | Dan Balz
    The electorate has been polled, polled and polled again. Campaign workers have knocked on millions of doors with millions more to hit before Nov. 2. Voter registration figures in some states show big increases. And voter interest in the presidential election appears to be at record levels. But the biggest mobilization in modern presidential politics cannot answer the big question that could determine the outcome of the race between President Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry: Is there an invisible army of voters out there -- and if there is, will it tip the balance toward the incumbent or the...
  • Is Town Hall Haunted?

    10/11/2004 7:39:33 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 24 replies · 1,724+ views
    Sentinel & Enterprise Online ^ | 11 Oct 04 | Emily Young
    Is Town Hall Haunted? By Emily Young TOWNSEND -- It was around midnight when Tim Casey heard a cough coming from the small tower at the top of Town Hall. Casey, the head custodian who cleans the Town Hall between 9 p.m. and midnight, was wiping down a table in a third-floor room when he heard a distinct sound from above roughly six months ago. "When I heard the cough, the hair just stood straight up on my head," Casey recalled Wednesday. Casey decided to investigate the noise, and after climbing a short ladder to the small tower floor, he...
  • Winged Cats (feline cutaneous pegapuss) - How can they possibly exist?

    10/06/2004 2:39:56 PM PDT · by vannrox · 42 replies · 2,796+ views
    Messy Beast ^ | FR Post Oct 2004 | Editorial Staff- Sarah Hartwell
    WINGED CATS - WHAT ARE THEY? Sarah Hartwell Over the years there have been reports of winged cats, some of whom flapped their wings. Is this a new mutation of cats allowing them to take to the air after feathered prey or does the answer lie in poor grooming or an uncommon hereditary condition affecting the skin? As with the mythical "cabbit" (half-cat-half-rabbit) many would like to believe in winged cats which can fly. There are many authentic cases on file of cats with furry wing-like appendages, and in some cases the ability to move their wings, but as with...
  • Man lay dead in bed for two years

    08/28/2004 8:55:02 AM PDT · by bwteim · 157 replies · 5,264+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Aug. 27, 2004 | Canadian Press
    Aug. 27, 2004Man lay dead in bed for two yearsCondo fees and bills were still being paidBody finally found in mummified state WINNIPEG—His telephone number was still listed in the telephone directory and his condominium fees and bills were automatically being withdrawn from his bank account. No one knew Jim Sulkers had died in his bed almost two years ago. Neighbour Sam Shuster said residents in the complex often wondered where the man they knew only as Jim had gone, but were told his condominium fees were still being paid. "How can that happen, for God's sake. Two years!" Shuster said...
  • (Battleground) Poll: (President) Bush Vulnerable, but Kerry Unknown

    04/14/2004 11:04:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 212+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/14/04 | Will Lester - AP
    WASHINGTON - President Bush (news - web sites) appears vulnerable on several fronts, including support for whether he deserves re-election and worries about the country's direction, but Democratic rival John Kerry (news - web sites) has been unable to capitalize on those weaknesses, a bipartisan poll suggests. The result six months before the Nov. 2 presidential election is a tight race between a vulnerable incumbent and a challenger who has not yet defined himself, according to the Battleground 2004 poll released Wednesday. The survey was conducted by Republican pollster Ed Goeas and Democratic pollster Celinda Lake. Bush and Kerry were...
  • Space dust to unlock Mexican pyramid secrets

    03/18/2004 5:34:06 PM PST · by vannrox · 10 replies · 528+ views
    Reuters via MSNBC ^ | Updated: 01:58 PM PT March16, 2004 | By Alistair Bell
    Space dust to unlock Mexican pyramid secrets Muon detector could point scientists to hidden burial chambersTwo vendors sit near the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, where physicists are using a muon detector to look for hidden burial chambers. TEOTIHUACAN, Mexico - Remnants of space dust that constantly shower the world are helping unlock the secrets of a 2,000-year-old Mexican pyramid where the rulers of a mysterious civilization may lie buried. Deep under the huge Pyramid of the Sun, north of Mexico City, physicists are installing a device to detect muons, subatomic particles that are left over when cosmic...
  • MASSACHUSETTS MYSTERY OF CARVED STONE FACES

    03/17/2004 6:09:45 AM PST · by vannrox · 15 replies · 369+ views
    Boston.com / MA ^ | May 11.03 | Adam Gorlick
    Ancient artwork or modern hoax? Geologist tries to crack mystery of stone faces WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) They've been overlooked as useless oddities for decades flat-backed stones with sunken eye sockets and gaping mouths carved into them stowed in bowling ball bags, left in barns or fashioned into candle holders by those who found them in the woods of central Massachusetts. Now in the hands of retired state geologist Joseph Sinnott, the five stone faces found in Sturbridge and Southbridge are getting the attention of archaeologists and antiquity researchers throughout New England who are wondering whether they were sculpted by American...
  • Don't tell me, you don't know, do you?

    04/18/2003 3:25:46 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 8 replies · 233+ views
    The Times ^ | April 19, 2003 | Carol Midgley
    Christian Research has come up with some cheering news for Easter. When it asked people whether they believed that Christ rose from the dead, 47 per cent said that they did. Praise be! Thirty-six per cent said they didn’t. But what of the 15 per cent of the population who mumbled “don’t know”? Don’t know? Sir, Madam, the question was not one of fact — whether Lima is the capital of Peru — it was one of instinct, of what you feel in the depths of your soul. Of course none of us knows that Jesus rolled back that boulder...
  • We're going into the unknown but this is what we trained for

    03/08/2003 10:48:17 AM PST · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 147+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | March 08 2003 | The Evening Chronicle
    Tyneside ta soldiers are getting ready for war in Iraq. Gary Cook, 37, of South Shields is one of eight Territorial Army soldiers from the town's Geordie Gunners regiment called up as part of the military mobilisation. Among the others are David Cook, 39, and Darren Louis, 26, who both work with disabled people in the region. David will be leaving his partner and two young sons behind, while Darren will miss the wedding of a friend for whom he was due to act as best man. The troops were originally given just four days' notice for what could be...
  • Egyptologists: It is Time to Prove Your Claims

    12/02/2002 4:30:56 PM PST · by vannrox · 80 replies · 4,190+ views
    World Mysteries ^ | FR Post 12-2-2002 | by Will Hart
     www.world-mysteries.com Articles by Will Hart published on the World-Mysteries.com:  Egyptologists: It is Time to Prove Your ClaimsSomething is Wrong with this Picture! Great Pyramid ShockerPerspective - Settling an Old ControversyArchaeological Cover-ups: A Plot to Control History? The Ancient Enigma - Moving the MegalithsAbout the Author Egyptologists: It is Time to Prove Your Claimsby Will Hart Egyptologists are displaying irrational and unscientific fixations by stubbornly clinging to ideas that have already been discredited. Mr. Lerhner and Mr. Hawass use every public forum to repeat their unproven speculations about how the ancient (Egyptian) builders quarried, transported, lifted, dressed and precisely positioned blocks...
  • Scholars decipher a stunning find -an unknown canon in an ancient dialect!

    10/03/2002 11:26:55 AM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies · 638+ views
    The Chronicle of Higher Learning. ^ | From the issue dated October 4, 2002 | By PETER MONAGHAN
    From the issue dated October 4, 2002 http://chronicle.com/free/v49/i06/06a01801.htm A Lost Buddhist Literary Tradition Is Found Scholars decipher a stunning findan unknown canon in an ancient dialect By PETER MONAGHAN Seattle In certain cliffhangers on late-night television, dashing and strangely underdressed archaeologists in faraway places unearth artifacts of uncertain provenance. The discoveries cast new light on an ancient civilization. In reality, archaeologists are less swashbuckling, but once in a great while they do turn up objects -- ancient manuscripts, say, inscribed in little-known languages -- that have that effect. Through some stunning finds over the last decade, researchers studying early Buddhist manuscripts here...
  • Tomb with three bodies found in abandoned city of Teotihuacan

    09/30/2002 1:15:32 PM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies · 660+ views
    The Mexico News ^ | 9/30/2002 | Monica Medel
    Archeologists found several offerings of "exceptional quality" in the mortuary chamber. Tomb with three bodies found in abandoned city of Teotihuacan Monica Medel, EFE - 9/30/2002 A tomb containing the remains of three bodies has been discovered in the Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacan, the well-known ruins outside Mexico City. The find is one of the most important in recent years and will provide valuable information on the lives led by the people of Teotihuacan, who disappeared in the mists of history after the city was abandoned in the year 600. The remains were found by a multidisciplinary...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 8-26-02

    08/25/2002 10:16:02 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 13 replies · 230+ views
    NASA ^ | 8-26-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 August 26 The Mysterious Voynich Manuscript Credit: Yale University ; Digital Copyright: B. E. Schaefer (U. Texas) Explanation: The ancient text has no known title, no known author, and is written in no known language: what does it say and why does it have many astronomy illustrations? The mysterious book was once bought by an emperor, forgotten on a library shelf, sold for thousands of dollars, and...