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  • World's longest railway tunnel to open after 17 years of construction: Trains in Switzerland [tr]

    05/24/2016 10:09:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2016 | John Hutchinson
    The world's longest railway tunnel is set to open in just over a week - after some 17 years of construction. Measuring 35.4-miles in length, the Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is 7,545 feet below the Gotthard massif, cutting through the Swiss Alps. The tunnel was first conceived in sketch-form in 1947 but construction began 17 years ago. It consists of two single-track tunnels connecting Erstfeld (Uri) with Bodio (Ticino) and passing below Sedrun (Graubünden).
  • University of Rhode Island police to start carrying guns

    05/07/2015 1:13:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2015 2:21 PM EDT | Michelle R. Smith
    University of Rhode Island campus police will start carrying guns Friday, making it the final public university in the nation to arm its officers. The move to arm police came after a false alarm in 2013, when some students in a lecture hall thought they heard someone say they had a gun, setting off a panic on URI’s bucolic campus in South Kingstown. While campus police arrived at the scene in less than a minute, it took about five minutes for armed police from South Kingstown to arrive. No gun was ever found. […] A student government survey of URI...
  • Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis deletes his Twitter account; Update: What is he hiding?

    12/18/2012 12:54:03 PM PST · by george76 · 64 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 18, 2012
    What do you do when you are an assistant professor at a public university and you’ve been caught red-handed retweeting a tweet advocating murder? If you’re University of Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis, you delete your entire Twitter account ... We’re glad he won’t be advocating violence on Twitter any longer. Hopefully, he will use the freed-up time to seek help from a mental health professional. * * * Update: What exactly is Loomis hiding? Before he deleted his Twitter account, we managed to make note of a few of his angrier tweets
  • The UN Meddling with Religion: Cooperation Circles and the United Religions Initiative

    04/09/2011 11:52:33 AM PDT · by mikalasukala · 10 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | April 8, 2011 | Consigliere5
    The U.N. Meddling with Religion, Part 9 Cooperation Circles and the United Religions Initiative (URI)Another example of the influence of the United Nations in blending all religions together into a New Agey “Global Consciousness aka: the coming Planetary Transformation aka: World Awakening aka: Shift to the New Aquarian Age” to get rid of the “exclusive” Christian Gospel.Today's example in Interfaithism/Religious Syncretism is called a Cooperation Circle and is used by the United Religions Initiative (URI).Their website:'s what they say about themselves:URI (United Religions Initiative) is an internationally recognized interfaith network active in 78 countries with its global office...
  • Gargling With Salt Water Can Ease Cold Symptoms

    09/30/2010 11:58:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 112 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 27, 2010 | ANAHAD O’CONNOR
    <p>THE FACTS Nothing but time can cure the common cold, but a simple cup of salt water might ease the misery this winter.</p> <p>A sore, itchy throat and respiratory congestion are some of the more common symptoms of a cold, and gargling with salt water seems to help for several reasons. A saline solution can draw excess fluid from inflamed tissues in the throat, making them hurt less, said Dr. Philip T. Hagen, editor in chief of the “Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies,” which is due out in October. Dr. Hagen pointed out that gargling also loosens thick mucus, which can remove irritants like allergens, bacteria and fungi from the throat.</p>
  • Alleged mossad agent Uri Brodsky going to court. Germans to weigh trial for Brodsky

    08/10/2010 9:48:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    jpost ^ | 8/10/10 | staff
    Alleged Israel spy Uri Brodsky will be extradited to Germany as soon as Friday, a spokesman for German state prosecutors told Reuters on Tuesday. "I'm gearing up for him to possibly arrive on Friday," the spokesman from Cologne was quoted by Reuters as saying. After he arrives in Cologne, a German judge will have to determine if Brodsky will be brought up on charges and remain in custody or whether a deal with defense lawyers could be reached.
  • Israeli wanted over Dubai killing 'held in Poland'

    06/12/2010 11:56:30 AM PDT · by marioinohio · 328+ views
    BBC ^ | June 12, 2010 | BCC
    It would seem that discussions of the Second Amendment over the years have missed the mark with the policy wonks and politicians. Not so with some folks across the fruited plain. Todd Fitchette writes in his blog "Across the Back Fence" on the true meaning of the Second Amendment, quoting Senate testimony from a Dr. Suzanna Gratia Hupp on the day she decided to not arm herself for self protection, as was her custom. I think it's more important to note what she told Senators about the Second Amendment. Read the blog AND view the YouTube video for a more...
  • Poland Arrests Alleged Mossad Spy Regarding Hit-Squad Slaying of Hamas Agent in Dubai

    06/12/2010 10:53:13 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies · 466+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/11/2010 | Fox News
    BERLIN (AP) — An alleged Mossad spy from Israel wanted in connection with the hit-squad slaying of a Hamas agent in Dubai has been arrested in Poland, officials said Saturday. The man, using the name Uri Brodsky, is suspected of working for Mossad in Germany and helping to issue a fake German passport to a member of the Mossad operation that allegedly killed Hamas agent Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January, a spokesman for the German federal prosecutor's
  • Official: Poland arrests alleged Mossad agent

    06/12/2010 9:26:21 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 26 replies · 895+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | June 12, 2010
    BERLIN – Polish authorities have arrested an alleged Mossad spy from Israel wanted in connection with the slaying of a Hamas agent in Dubai, the German federal prosecutor's office said Saturday. A man using the name of Uri Brodsky is suspected of working for a foreign spy agency in Germany and helping issue a fake German passport to a member of the Mossad hit squad allegedly behind the killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in January, the German spokesman told The Associated Press.

    08/14/2005 5:05:36 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 33 replies · 1,752+ views
    NY Post ^ | Aug 14, 2005 | Anon
    August 14, 2005 -- LONDON — The $21.3 billion United Nations oil-for-food scandal has now widened to include the brother of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Kobina Annan, the Ghanaian ambassador to Morocco, is said by investigators to be "connected" to an African businessman at the center of the scandal. The probe into Kobina's dealings are at an early stage and he has not been interviewed. However, investigators are understood to suspect that Michael Wilson, an African businessman, and Kobina had a business relationship at the time of the scandal. A source close to the investigation said: "We believe Kobina Annan...
  • S. Korea: The Blow-out for Opposition, the Worst Defeat for Ruling Party(election stat via map)

    06/02/2006 10:25:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 686+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 06/01/06
    The left figure shows the electoral breakdown for 2004 national legislative election in northern part of Seoul. The ruling party did particularly well in this part of Seoul. Yellow represents the ruling party's gain and blue, the conservative opposition. In that contest, two thirds of legislative districts in entire Seoul went for the ruling party. Legislative districts are subdivision of an administrative district. The right figures show administrative districts which went for the opposition in Seoul's mayoral contest. The average margin for victory is over 2:1 in favor of the conservative opposition. Additionally, the opposition had the clean sweep of...
  • Green Theology

    06/28/2005 1:55:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 50 replies · 1,264+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | November 2000 | Elaine Middendorf
    Green TheologyAustin Ruse, President of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, the only Catholic lobbying group at the United Nations in New York, reports that there are a number of troubling groups circling around the UN. One such group is fairly new and as yet little-reported movement called the United Religious Initiative (URI), now active in 58 countries and 33 states in the U.S. It has been described as "an exclusive, decentralized organization, a spiritual partner of the United Nations." URI positions support population control, environmental extremism, and are radical on sexual matters. A new document signed by URI's...

    07/09/2004 11:29:58 AM PDT · by TBP · 43 replies · 573+ views
    Religion News Service ^ | July 8, 2004 | INTA
    From Sunday, July 18 to Friday, July 23, 2004, the 89th International New Thought Alliance (INTA) Congress will be held at Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA. This year's theme is "The Power of One: Coming Together as Love." INTA Congress programs on prosperity, healing and interfaith will include individuals from all New Thought movements coming together for dialogue, support and growth. Highlights include spiritual leaders Mary Tumpkin, Walter Starcke, and best-selling author Iyanla VanZant among many others, along with outstanding local and national musicians and an interfaith service. Highlights include an Interfaith Service on Sunday July 18th and a...

    07/09/2004 11:18:20 AM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies · 354+ views
    Religion News Service ^ | July 8, 2004 | RNS
    VIENNA, VIRGINIA -- As a part of a week-long gathering of New Thought leaders coming from around the world beginning July 18, 2004, the 89th International New Thought Alliance (INTA) leadership will be honoring Bishop William E. Swing for his groundbreaking work to stop religiously motivated violence. The Congress will be held at the Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner, Vienna, Virginia from July 18 -23. Rev. Swing has gained national attention due to his innovative leadership of the drive to establish a United Religions body to promote religious harmony throughout the world through small circle dialogues among diverse populations. Bishop Swing...
  • Rival Lawmakers Face off Over Impeaching President Roh; Roh Supporter Sets Himself on Fire

    03/11/2004 5:55:55 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 120+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 11, 2004
    Rival Lawmakers Face off Over Impeaching President Roh; Roh Supporter Sets Himself on Fire Mar 11, 2004 By Sang-Hun Choe/ Associated Press Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Lawmakers loyal to President Roh Moo-hyun occupied the parliamentary speaker's podium Thursday, physically blocking the National Assembly from voting on South Korea's first ever presidential impeachment bill. The assembly adjourned, but the opposition vowed to try again on Friday. "We cannot convene the meeting under these circumstances. We will try to convene tomorrow," Assembly Speaker Park Kwan-yong said. The standoff over the unprecedented move to impeach the president came as rival parties...
  • $3,000,000 Bail for Jackson: Warrant attest to "MULTIPLE" counts of child molestation.

    11/19/2003 11:08:16 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 419 replies · 498+ views
    Fox News Alert ^ | 19 NOV 03 | dcbryan1
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  • Faith groups growing closer, says report

    11/07/2003 7:23:01 PM PST · by Maeve · 6 replies · 87+ views
    Church Times UK ^ | Friday, 7 November A.D. 2003 | Rachel Harden
    The number of interfaith groups and networks has risen dramatically over the past 30 years, a new survey shows. The Church of England is playing a leading part in this. The survey, Local Interfaith Activity in the UK, is published by the Interfaith Network for the UK. It reveals not just the growing number of groups and networks but also the increasing range of activities in which they are involved. The survey was promoted last week, along with good-practice guidelines called Partnership for the Common Good, at a conference of European Ministers of the Interior, held in Rome. The Bishop...
  • EU ministers discuss Europe's religious faiths

    11/07/2003 12:29:05 PM PST · by Maeve · 17 replies · 213+ views
    The Portuguese News (English) ^ | JMJ+8 Nov A.D. 2003 | staff
    MAIN - 08/11/2003 EU ministers discuss Europe's religious faiths Following on the "Congress on The Future of God" held at the Shrine of Fátima in October, EU interior ministers met in Rome last week to map out proposals on how to better integrate Europe's major religions. The meeting came in the wake of an Italian court ruling forbidding a school from displaying a crucifix in its assembly hall because it was considered to be an affront to Muslim pupils. The father of one of the Muslim children had told the court that his son had felt intimidated by the crucifix....