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  • Secret Message in Lincoln’s Pocketwatch, 1861

    07/10/2012 7:18:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Retronaut
    Secret Message in Lincoln’s Pocketwatch, 1861 ‘In 2009 the Smithsonian found a “secret” message engraved in Abraham Lincoln’s watch by a watchmaker who was repairing it in 1861 when news of the attack on Fort Sumter reached Washington, D.C. ‘In an interview with The New York Times April 30, 1906, 84-year-old Jonathan Dillon recalled he was working for M.W. Galt and Co. on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, where he was repairing Lincoln’s watch. The owner of the shop announced that the first shot of the Civil War had been fired. Dillon reported that he unscrewed the dial of the watch,...
  • Man Watches Porn & Discovers His Wife is an Adult Star

    04/22/2012 8:54:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 4/22/12 | Yahoo News
    Excerpted from Yahoo News: So, file this under awkward. A man who went online to look at porn “for the first time” in his life (while he was in a coffee shop) was treated to the shock of his life when he saw his wife of 16 years boning a bunch of dudes in said porno films. I mean, you think you know someone … After seeing the unsettling clips, the man, identified as Ramadan, ran home to confront his wife — who, of course, at first denied it. But then when Ramadan showed her the clips — you know,...
  • Pair on Chicago-Amsterdam Flight Arrested for Terrorism

    08/30/2010 3:20:14 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 35 replies · 1+ views
    ABC reports: Two men taken off a Chicago-to-Amsterdam United Airlines flight in the Netherlands have been charged by Dutch police with “preparation of a terrorist attack,” U.S. law enforcement officials tell ABC News. A spokesman for the Dutch public prosecutor, Ernst Koelman, confirmed the two men were arrested this morning and said “the investigation is ongoing.” He said the arrests were made “at the request of American authorities.” The two were allowed to board the flight at O’Hare airport last night despite security concerns surrounding one of them, the officials said. The men were identified as Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • ...Charges Two Brooklyn Men with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda

    04/30/2010 1:45:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 385+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Two Brooklyn Men with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, GEORGE VENIZELOS, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), and RAYMOND W. KELLY, the Police Commissioner of the City of New York, announced the indictment of U.S. citizens WESAM EL-HANAFI and SABIRHAN HASANOFF for allegedly conspiring to provide material support, including computer advice and assistance, to al Qaeda. EL-HANAFI and HASANOFF are expected to be presented...
  • Hidden Message Found in Lincoln Pocket Watch (Abraham Lincoln)

    03/10/2009 3:15:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 149 replies · 4,999+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, March 10, 2009 | Neely Tucker
    For nearly 150 years, Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch has been rumored to carry a secret message, supposedly written by an Irish immigrant and watchmaker named Jonathan Dillon. Dillon, working in a D.C. watch repair shop in 1861, told family members that he -- by incredible happenstance -- had been repairing Lincoln's watch when news came that Fort Sumter had been attacked in South Carolina. It was the opening salvo of what became the Civil War. Dillon told his children (and, half a century later, a reporter for the New York Times) that he opened the watch's inner workings and scrawled...
  • Tropical Depression 5 (watches, warnings for Louisiana)

    08/03/2008 1:41:40 PM PDT · by varina davis · 5 replies · 194+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | August 3, 2008 | National Hurricane Center
    WTNT85 KNHC 032031 TCVAT5 FIVE WATCH/WARNING BREAKPOINTS/ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052008 400 PM CDT SUN AUG 3 2008 .TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIVE LAZ054-059-065-066-067-068-069-040300- /O.NEW.KNHC.TR.W.1005.080803T2100Z-000000T0000Z/ 400 PM CDT SUN AUG 3 2008 INTRACOASTAL-CITY-LA 29.62N 92.04W MOUTH-MISSISSIPPI-RIVER-LA 29.12N 89.10W $$ LAZ051-052-TXZ200-213-214-215-235-236-237-238-040300- /O.NEW.KNHC.TR.A.1005.080803T2100Z-000000T0000Z/ 400 PM CDT SUN AUG 3 2008 PORT-OCONNOR-TX 28.39N 96.41W INTRACOASTAL-CITY-LA 29.62N 92.04W $$ ATTN...WFO...HGX...LIX...LCH...
  • World Watches In Silence As Azerbaijan Wipes Out Armenian Culture (ROP)

    05/29/2006 6:49:31 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 864+ views
    The Art Newspaper ^ | 5-25-2006 | Lucian Harris
    World watches in silence as Azerbaijan wipes out Armenian cultureWestern governments have failed to condemn the destruction of a unique medieval cemetery by Azerbaijani soldiers By Lucian Harris | Posted 25 May 2006 Armenia says the Christian cemetery of Jugha, dating from the ninth to 16th centuries, has been completely destroyed by Azerbaijani soldiers. LONDON. A delegation of European members of Parliament was last month refused access to Djulfa, in the Nakhichevan region of Azerbaijan, to investigate reports that an ancient Armenian Christian cemetery has been destroyed by Azerbaijani soldiers. The delegation of ten MEPs from the commission on EU-Armenia...
  • Unmanned Shadow Watches From Above (UAV Eyes in the Sky)

    01/23/2006 3:30:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 828+ views
    TransFormation DoD ^ | Jan 23, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski
      U.S. Army Sgt. Jeremy Keenan, a Troy, N.Y. native, rolls the "Shadow" out of the hangar to its flightline at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq. Keenan serves with A Company, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski Unmanned Shadow Watches From Above By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski / 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment BAQUBAH, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2006 – Troops on the ground in Iraq face many risks - the insurgents and anti-Iraqi forces are devious when it comes to placing improvised explosive devices and hiding weapons caches....
  • Jay-Z Backs Kanye's Bush Comments [President doesn't care about black people]

    09/06/2005 10:30:39 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 49 replies · 2,148+ views
    Billboard ^ | 9/7/05 | Billboard
    Rap mogul Jay-Z is standing behind Def Jam colleague Kanye West in the wake of the latter's comments during Friday's telethon to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. As previously reported, West declared that "George Bush doesn't care about black people" and that America is set up "to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible." "I'm backing Kanye 100%," Jay-Z tells Billboard by phone from London. "This is America. You should be able to say what you want to say. We have freedom of speech." Jay-Z admits he shares some of West's views about the...
  • NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY IS SELLING CHE'S WATCHES

    12/13/2004 1:42:07 PM PST · by Corazon · 15 replies · 829+ views
    NYPLWEBPAGE ^ | NYPL WEB PAGE
    NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY IS SELLING WATCHES WITH THE MAS MURDERER IMAGE OF CHE GUEVARANEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY E MAILS :libraryshop@nypl.org,oas@nypl.org,  kids@nypl.org,  teenlink@nypl.org,  ref@nypl.org,blis@nypl.orglibraryshop@nypl.org Revolution is a permanent state with this clever watch, featuring the classic romantic image of Ché Guevara, around which the word "revolution" -- revolves. Ché Guevara Revolution Watch has a quartz movement and a one-year warranty.
  • Australia Watches As Death Looms In Nauru Asylum Camps

    12/15/2003 3:51:54 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 3,821+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 12-16-2003 | Kathy Marks
    Australia watches as death looms in Nauru asylum camp By Kathy Marks in Sydney 16 December 2003 Two years after Australia introduced its so-called "Pacific Solution" for asylum-seekers, eight Afghans on the remote island of Nauru were taken to hospital yesterday after refusing food and water for almost a week. The eight are among 284 people, including 93 children, being held in a detention camp on the South Pacific island in conditions condemned as deplorable by refugee advocates. Campaigners claim that several protesters are urinating blood, and fear they may be close to death. Twenty-four men - 23 Afghans and...
  • Limousine Liberal ROTFLOL Alert: The Reverend Al Sharpton and Ritmo Mvndo luxury watches!!

    10/03/2002 12:42:30 PM PDT · by RooRoobird14 · 52 replies · 842+ views
    Ritmo Mvndo Web site ^ | 10/4/2002 | RooRoobird14
    LOL: Guess who is seen as a "celebrity reference" for Ritmo Mvndo ($1200.00) Italian watches: The "Reverend" Al Sharpton!!!!