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  • Border fence upsets environmentalists (THAT's A GOOD THING IN MY BOOK)

    11/19/2007 7:56:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 41 replies · 1,051+ views
    KVOA.com ^ | Ed Tribble
    A group of people concerned for the environment toured the border near Sierra Vista to see the newly constructed border fence. Among them was Congressman Raul Grijalva. As they tour the border, one of their concerns is about wildlife which won't be able to get across the new fence. "Anything larger than four inches wide will not be able to cross," says Matt Clark with Defenders of Wildlife. Another concern is that illegal traffic will be forced into environmentally sensitive river beds. "We're concerned about effects on hydrology. There's concern riverbeds may shift because of all these structures and increased...
  • Upsetting weekend for top-10 teams

    09/30/2007 12:57:25 PM PDT · by indcons · 3 replies · 48+ views
    Times-Picayune ^ | 9/30/2007 | RALPH D. RUSSO
    The national title race received a major makeover in an upsetting couple of days for a bunch top-ranked teams. Half of the top 10 teams in the country lost in the fifth weekend of the season, including defending national champion and fourth-ranked Florida falling 20-17 at home to Auburn on a last-second field goal. No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 7 Texas, No. 10 Rutgers and No. 13 Clemson were also all handed their first losses Saturday ... all by unranked opponents. Add to that No. 5 West Virginia's 21-13 loss to No. 18 South Florida on Friday night, plus No. 6...
  • D-IAA Appalachian St. BEATS # 5 RANKED Michigan

    09/01/2007 12:55:37 PM PDT · by SelectiveJNJ · 41 replies · 1,276+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 09/01/07 | None
    BIGGEST UPSET IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL HISTORY! Hit the link to see the BOX SCORE!
  • Surprising Star Explosion Upsets Theory (about how stars die)

    04/04/2007 6:13:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 280+ views
    A recently-observed supernova is making some astrophysicists doubt prevailing theories for how stars die. The massive star, located in galaxy UGC 4904 about 77 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Lynx, threw off a huge amount of material on October 20, 2004. This star, which may have been what's known as a Luminous Blue Variable (LBV), was mistaken for a supernova, as LBV's often are. In fact, some observers refer to them as "supernova imposters." Then, in the fall of 2006, the star exploded into a full supernova, much sooner than expected. Dubbed Supernova 2006jc, the dying star's blast...
  • 'Holy S--- Saturday' shakes things up

    11/12/2006 1:32:41 AM PST · by Zakeet · 8 replies · 359+ views
    CBS Sports ^ | November 12, 2006 | Dennis Dodd
    "Rutgers Thursday" turned into "Holy S---! Saturday." Network censors might not approve, but maybe that's why the Internet was invented. Only in the ether is it possible to accurately convey what was uttered in every production truck in the country. Not to mention most every bar, tailgate and campus kegger. And that was just in Manhattan, Kan. Calculators at the ready, BCS nerds. Half of the BCS top eight is now toast. No. 3 (until Sunday) Louisville you knew about. On Saturday, three more contenders fell harder than Goliath after an all-night bender. Call it Lost Weekend '06. BCS No....
  • His online slogan: ‘Killem All Let Allah Sort Em Out’

    04/15/2006 10:32:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 48 replies · 2,650+ views
    The Patriot Ledger ^ | 4/14/06 | John Zaremba
    Signature phrase of Marshfield candidate upsets Imam Talal EidMARSHFIELD - The slogan appears right below Steve Barber’s name every time he posts a message on the popular Marshfield Forum online discussion board: ‘‘Killem All Let Allah Sort Em Out.’’ Where other forum users punctuate their messages with quotations or song lyrics, Barber uses a contemporary riff on ‘‘Kill ’Em All, Let God Sort ’Em Out,’’ a war cry coined by U.S. special operations forces during the Vietnam War. ‘‘I figure we’re fighting Muslims. ‘Allah’ works,’’ Barber said. Barber, 49, is a retired Army staff sergeant who, for the third time,...
  • German Language Rule Upsets Turks

    01/25/2006 6:11:48 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 562+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-26-2006 | Kate Connolly
    German language rule upsets Turks By Kate Connolly in Berlin (Filed: 26/01/2006) Schools in Berlin with a "German-only" language rule and large numbers of foreign pupils have been accused of discrimination. Six secondary schools have banned all languages except German in the classroom, playground and on school trips to speed integration. The Union of Teachers voted this week to expand the policy nationally. In some schools up to 90 per cent of the pupils are non-German. The rule has been criticised by some politicians and Turkish groups who say it discriminates against the pupils and violates the constitution. The Turkish...
  • Use of Young Recruits Upsets Palestinians (suicide bombers should be older than 12)

    03/03/2004 6:50:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies · 177+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/29/04 | ALI DARAGHMEH
    Use of Young Recruits Upsets Palestinians Sun Feb 29, 7:27 PM ET By ALI DARAGHMEH, Associated Press Writer NABLUS, West Bank - They were young, perhaps the youngest ever to try an armed attack against Israelis, and they were ready to die. The arrest of three boys ages 12, 13 and 15, accused of trying to slip into Israel with homemade guns, sparked horror among their families and concern by Palestinian officials that militant groups have gone too far in their choice of recruits. "That's absolutely unacceptable," said Palestinian Cabinet Minister Saeb Erekat. "Our children should have hope and a...
  • Woman, 75, upsets neighbours by cooking topless

    07/08/2003 10:26:09 AM PDT · by bedolido · 149 replies · 959+ views
    Ananova ^ | 07/08/03 | Staff Writer
    A 75-year-old woman has upset her neighbours in southern China by cooking topless on her apartment balcony. Neighbours complained to local authorities about the woman who cooks topless even in icy weather on the balcony of her home in Dongguan. The widow appeared to be polite and intelligent in all respects other than her tendency to remove her top before cooking out of doors, the Southern Metropolis News said. The neighbourhood committee talked to the woman but she told them it was "nobody's business" how she dressed at home. Explaining why she cooked topless, the woman reportedly quoted an old...
  • The GUILD 6-5-02 USA Shocks the World, Beats Portugal and a 'Cane' Warning Over Detroit (Sorry HLL)

    06/05/2002 7:24:32 AM PDT · by codebreaker · 119 replies · 499+ views
    Free Republic | June 5, 2002 | Guild and Men's Auxilliary
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