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  • German WW1 destroyers found in Whale Island mud

    04/18/2016 7:30:28 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    Navy News ^ | 13 April 2016
    A tiny drone has scanned the wrecks of two German WW1 warships – forgotten and mostly buried by the sludge and mud at the southern end of Whale Island. Marine archeologists hope to bring the two vessels - one a veteran of Jutland - back to life in 3D computer model form as part of centennial commemorations of the Great War.
  • IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died of head injuries suffered yesterday

    08/24/2015 6:13:05 PM PDT · by arbitrary.squid · 95 replies
    ABC Sports ^ | 9:03 p.m. EDT August 24, 2015 | JENNA FRYER
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS -- IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.</p> <p>IndyCar made the announcement on Monday night at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.</p>
  • Minnesota State Patrol says don't slam on brakes for wildlife – even ducklings

    07/25/2015 1:15:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7-23-15 | Vineeta Sawkar
    The ducks, even the ducklings, are expendable. That’s the difficult message from the Minnesota State Patrol in response to a hair-raising video of cars swerving and slamming on the brakes on Interstate 35W to spare a line of ducks waddling across the highway. “I watched that video and I cringed,” said Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Tiffani Nielson. “People should not stop on the freeway for ducks.” Nielson knows her advice will not be popular with people who think the motorists did the right thing to avoid the birds. “It’s definitely a touchy subject … It’s not very kind, but the risk...
  • Nepal earthquake: Wreck of missing US helicopter found

    05/15/2015 12:06:13 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 May 2015
    The wreckage of a US military helicopter that went missing in Nepal has been found, the Nepalese army says. The helicopter went missing earlier this week while delivering aid near the Chinese border, with six US marines and two Nepali soldiers on board. Maj Gen Binoj Basnet told AFP agency that it was not known if there were any survivors. The editor of the Nepal Times, Kunda Dixit, said the wreckage was found 56km (35 miles) from Kathmandu.
  • All Aboard for the Obamacare Train Wreck

    08/03/2013 4:37:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | August 2, 2013 | David Spady
    Montana Senator Max Baucus, who led the effort in Congress to pass Obamacare, is now referring to it as a “coming train wreck”. Baucus has announced he will not to seek re-election in 2014, perhaps to avoid the inevitable embarrassment of this pending disaster. He’s not alone in his concern. The prospect that too few Americans will enroll in the program, thus rendering it unfeasible, has the administration fearful that Baucus is right -- it may actually end up derailed. These enrollment fears have prompted the creation of dubious non-profit organizations to promote Obamacare. Enroll America and Organizing for Action...
  • Top Dem sees 'train wreck' for Obama health law Co-author of Obama health care law sees 'huge

    04/17/2013 1:57:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/17/13 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Associated Press –
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Barack Obama's health care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it's headed for a "train wreck" because of bumbling implementation. "I just see a huge train wreck coming down," Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., told Obama's health care chief during a routine budget hearing that suddenly turned tense. Baucus is the first top Democrat to publicly voice fears about the rollout of the new health care law, designed to bring coverage to some 30 million uninsured Americans through a mix of government programs and...
  • 3 children, 1 adult dead; 20 hurt in massive crash on I-75 near Detroit

    01/31/2013 10:08:28 AM PST · by freedomlover · 18 replies
    TWITTER ^ | FreedomLover
    Time to ban travel and cars. WHAT ARE WE DOING TO OUR CHILDREN!!!!!
  • Train/18-wheeler flatbed truck Wreck involves Hunt For Heroes military personnel in Midland, Texas

    11/15/2012 3:55:38 PM PST · by LUV W · 60 replies
    CBS 7 has just learned that at least 20 people have been transported and Midland Memorial has gone Code 1 meaning all emergency hospital personal must report to the hospital UPDATE 5:12 ***Eyewitnesses tell CBS7 the trailer was carrying the veterans ****
  • Talladega delivers another vicious wreck, pitting driver safety vs. fans' wants (incredible crash)

    10/08/2012 7:12:52 AM PDT · by rawhide · 41 replies
    sports, ^ | 10-7-12 | Jay Busbee
    TALLADEGA, Ala. – If you or I had been involved in a wreck like the one that claimed the cars of Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and more than two dozen other NASCAR drivers on Sunday afternoon, we'd curl up in a fetal position at the thought of going near a car ever again. This was the kind of high-speed, full-throttle, nowhere-to-hide carnage that allows real life to edge its way into your sporting Sunday, forcing you to think, just for a second, that something really bad might just have happened Fortunately for all concerned, the catastrophic wreck...
  • Amazing Head-On MS Highway Crash Captured on Video--Everyone Survives

    07/20/2012 7:47:21 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 13 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | July 19, 2012 | Donna Harris
    As she braced for the impact, Amy Cox turned the wheel of her Ford Expedition just enough to avoid a head-on collision, which she says would have killed her and her daughter. Video of the Waveland woman's harrowing July 8 accident on U.S. 49 has gone viral. Shot by a Louisiana couple as they were driving north through Collins, the video shows Edward Fairley plowing into Cox's SUV with his Chevrolet HHR. For 1 minute and 18 seconds, Fairley was seen on the video speeding along in the wrong direction, passing at least 30 cars. "This is going to be...
  • Massive 40 to 50 Car Pile Up Near Beaumont, TX Due to Low Visibility

    01/05/2012 5:56:35 AM PST · by CWSNTEXAS · 17 replies
    JEFFERSON COUNTY - A massive collision investigators say may involve as many as 40 vehicles and has injured more than a dozen people on Highway 73 and has prompted a response from at least 15 ambulances. Investigators say fog and a marsh fire reduced visibility in the area. The collision on Highway 73, about 4 miles west of the Taylor Bayou Bridge, took place early Thursday morning, according to Jefferson County deputies and Chief Charlles Sonnier of the Labelle-Fannett VFD. He told KFDM News at least a dozen cars and a tanker truck collided. Several vehicles are on fire.
  • Drugs found in driver's truck involved in tragic wreck

    07/02/2011 7:43:08 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 61 replies ^ | 7/2/2011 | THOMASI MCDONALD AND BRUCE SICELOFF
    DURHAM -- State troopers say the driver of a tractor-trailer was under the influence of marijuana and methadone when his vehicle caused a crash on Interstate 40 that killed three people Thursday. Ronald Eugene Graybeal, 50, is in the Durham County jail after being charged with driving while impaired and three counts of felony death by vehicle. Graybeal, of 306 Elena Lane in Newport, Tenn., is a convicted rapist and burglar, according to court records. He was driving a truck owned by an East Tennessee company that has been cited for dozens of violations related to fatigued drivers and unsafe...
  • California's high-speed train wreck

    05/18/2011 5:20:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 16, 2011
    The state's plan to build a bullet train has become a monument to the ways poor planning, mismanagement and political interference can screw up major public works. We can do better. California's much-vaunted high-speed rail project is, to put it bluntly, a train wreck. Intended to demonstrate the state's commitment to sustainable, cutting-edge transportation systems, and to show that the U.S. can build rail networks as sophisticated as those in Europe and Asia, it is instead a monument to the ways poor planning, mismanagement and political interference can screw up major public works. For anti-government conservatives, it is also a...
  • Democrats Wreck the Economy While Using Meaningless Rhetoric Like "Move Our Country Forward"

    10/09/2010 9:44:03 AM PDT · by Son House · 21 replies
    Alias: Son House | 10/9/10 | Alias: Son House
    How many voters are going to get a clear message of the economic principles that actually improve business conditions before the election? The meaningless rhetoric sounds good and is easily repeated, but once you look for any logic that supports improving economic conditions, implementing the Democrat ideas have been delivering the opposite result. And where are the Democrat being challenged on 'tax credits' just being social engineering and not for all Americans? The private sector needs broad tax relief and minimal regulation to even begin a meaningful recovery. The Democrats don't have the positive results they conned folks with to...
  • Team IDs Ancient Cargo From DNA

    11/01/2007 2:27:27 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 76+ views
    Exduco ^ | 10-31-2007 | David Chandler - MIT
    Team IDs ancient cargo from DNA For the first time, researchers have identified DNA from inside ceramic containers in an ancient shipwreck on the seafloor, making it possible to determine what the ship's cargo was even though there was no visible trace of it. The findings, by a team from MIT, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Lund University in Sweden, are being reported in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Archeological Science. By scraping samples from inside two of the containers, called amphoras, the researchers were able to obtain DNA sequences that identified the contents of one...
  • Ancient Greek Pill-Poppers Dosed Themselves With Carrots and Yarrow

    09/10/2010 7:30:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 45 replies
    Discover magazine 'blogs ^ | September 10th, 2010 | Joseph Calamia
    Pill-popping ancients liked a good dose of vegetables, archaeobotanists have found after analyzing plant DNA in Greek-made pills from a 130 BC shipwreck. Though archaeologists have known about the ship since the 1980s, this is the first time researchers have had a crack at analyzing the drugs found onboard. Using the GenBank genetic database as their guide, they have found that the pills appear to contain carrot, parsley, radish, alfalfa, chestnut, celery, wild onion, yarrow, oak, and cabbage. Geneticist Robert Fleischer of the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park says that many of the ingredients match those described in ancient texts, New...
  • Distracted drivers escalate crash scene

    08/19/2010 4:58:11 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 19 replies
    Heraldnet ^ | 08/19/10 | Herald staff
    EVERETT, WASHINGTON -- Nice-looking women in short shorts quickly complicated an otherwise average four-car pileup Wednesday afternoon.
  • Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald 34th Anniversary

    11/10/2009 12:12:18 PM PST · by LukeL · 94 replies · 4,168+ views ^ | November 10 2009 | Mike R
    34 years ago today, on November 10, 1975, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald - aka "Mighty Fritz," - foundered and sank during a storm on Lake Superior. Launched on June 8, 1958, the Edmund Fitzgerald was the largest ship on the Great Lakes for the next 13 years
  • Packed with suspected immigrants, vehicle flips

    07/20/2009 7:01:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies · 1,026+ views
    A vehicle carrying more than two dozen suspected illegal immigrants rolled as it entered onto Highway 92 from Miller Canyon Road south of Sierra Vista, injuring at least 11, a local fire official said. Ten people were taken to Sierra Vista Regional Health Center and another was airlifted to University Medical Center in Tucson for injuries that were not life-threatening, said Bill Miller, fire chief for the Fry Fire District. "Most were minor injuries, cuts and abrasions, some possible fractures," Miller said. After the wreck on Sunday, a number of the passengers fled the scene toward Hereford Road, where they...
  • Video: Danton wreck found in deep water

    02/19/2009 3:51:59 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 1,162+ views ^ | Thursday, 19 February 2009 | Jonathan Amos
    A French battleship sunk in 1917 by a German submarine has been discovered in remarkable condition on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea. The Danton, with many of its gun turrets still intact, is sitting upright in over 1,000m of water. It was found by the Fugro geosciences company during a survey for a gas pipeline between Algeria and Italy. The Danton, which sank with 296 sailors still onboard, lies 35km southwest of the island of Sardinia. Naval historians record that the Danton's Captain Delage stood on the bridge with his officers and made no attempt to leave the ship...
  • Head-on wreck todsy on I-45

    02/08/2009 7:44:04 PM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 22 replies · 1,493+ views
    eyewitness ^ | 2-8-09 | self
    Fellow Texas travelers: I came upon a horrendous head-on on I-45 just north of Madisonville today around 2:30.
  • Arrest Made in I-85 Racing Wreck[GA][Illegal Alien]

    08/21/2008 10:40:40 AM PDT · by BGHater · 33 replies · 211+ views
    My Fox Atlanta ^ | 19 Aug 2008 | Chris Shaw
    <p>Police made an arrest Tuesday night in the drag racing accident that shut down part of Interstate 85 during the morning rush hour.</p> <p>Police said the crash sent an innocent victim to the hospital with serious injuries.</p> <p>Police have confirmed the arrest of a 24-year-old man who they said was the behind the wheel of a car -- drag racing at high speeds -- on Interstate 85 near Union City Tuesday morning.</p>
  • Shipwreck Yields World's Oldest Salad Dressing

    06/24/2008 7:28:42 AM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 120+ views
    Discovery News ^ | Jennifer Viegas
    Shipwreck Yields World's Oldest Salad Dressing Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News June 20, 2008 -- Olive oil infused with fragrant herbs has been identified in an ancient Greek ceramic transport jar known as an amphora, along with another container of what could be the world's oldest retsina-type wine, according to a recent Journal of Archaeological Science paper. It is the first time DNA has been extracted from shipwrecked artifacts -- the two large jars were recovered from a 2,400-year-old wrecked vessel off the Greek island of Chios. If the second jar indeed contained a retsina-like wine, which is preserved and flavored...
  • Border Patrol: Smuggler threw pregnant passenger out of moving car before fatal wreck

    05/19/2008 5:25:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies · 154+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs
    A suspected drug smuggler died Saturday night after being thrown from the car he was driving while trying to elude U.S. Border Patrol agents north of Lukeville. The events leading up to the fatal crash began about 7 p.m. Saturday when agents working near the Lukeville port of entry spotted a car being loaded with marijuana on the Arizona side, said Rob Daniels, Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman. They informed agents working further north in the town of Why, who saw the car turn east on Arizona 86 into the town of Gunsight, he said. Agents tried to stop the...
  • Seinfeld unhurt after Hamptons car wreck

    04/03/2008 5:28:24 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 28 replies · 1,487+ views
    AP ^ | 4/3/08
    Seinfeld unhurt after Hamptons car wreck 1 hour, 31 minutes ago EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. - Jerry Seinfeld was in a harrowing rollover wreck but was unhurt after the brakes on one of his vintage cars failed. Seinfeld was driving alone when the brakes on his 1967 Fiat BTM stopped working Saturday evening, East Hampton Town Police Chief Todd Sarris told the New York Post. Seinfeld tried the emergency brake, to no avail, and then swerved to keep the car from careering into an intersection, Sarris said. The two-door sedan flipped over and came to a stop just yards from the...
  • Amtrak Passenger Train and Freight Train Collide in Chicago

    11/30/2007 10:02:58 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 59 replies · 990+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/30/2007 | n/a
    Breaking news: Amtrak passenger train and a freight train collide on Chicago's South Side.
  • Daughter wrecked the car

    11/03/2007 10:04:04 PM PDT · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 49 replies · 162+ views
    My daughter wrecked her new car yesterday. Yeah... she's fine. Her ego was bruised more than anything. We had just bought her a brand new car for her birthday last week, A pretty little red convertible. She was riding, talking on that darn phone not paying attention to what was going on and went around a corner to fast and flipped the thing. She wasn't wearing any seat belt so it threw her out of the car. We are very lucky she didn't get hurt. There was a guy there who saw the whole thing and just happened to have...
  • Crash Claims 4th Victim (Killed by drunk illegals)

    10/31/2007 11:30:44 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 64 replies · 296+ views
    6ABC ^ | October 31, 2007
    October 31, 2007 - A fourth person is dead because of a grinding crash Monday night in Newark. Delaware State Police investigators report the driver of the Honda, Matthew Wilson, 23, died Tuesday night because of his injuries. The sole survivor of the BMW, Hector Villa Gran-Merida, 18, is out of a coma, but still in critical condition. The driver of the BMW, Israel Palmero Merida, 17, did not have a drivers license. Police believe drunk driving and speeding led to the horrific crash that killed four people and critically injured one other in Newark, Delaware Monday night. Around 9:45...
  • Fiery Accident on Rt. 78 [Truck Crash in N.J.]

    10/15/2007 11:53:19 AM PDT · by yorkie · 11 replies · 1,100+ views
    My FOX NY ^ | October 15, 2007
    Two tractor trailers crashed and exploded into a ball of fire on Route 78 in Springfield, New Jersey Monday afternoon. The New Jersey State Police report that both drivers were trapped in their trucks. There are unconfirmed reports that both drivers died in the accident. Flaming debris was spread across the express and local lanes. The incident happened in the eastbound local lanes near Route 124 at mile marker 50. All Eastbound lanes are closed. The fire department expects a lengthy clean-up that will affect the evening rush hour. The Star-Ledger reports that traffic is being diverted off the road...
  • Hulk Hogan's son seriously injured in car wreck

    08/27/2007 3:49:23 AM PDT · by Kimmers · 11 replies · 2,263+ views
    CNN online ^ | 8,27,07
    (CNN) -- A high-speed car accident in Florida has left the teenage son of wrestling star Hulk Hogan seriously injured and a companion in critical condition late Sunday, police said. TV footage shows a person injured in Nick Hogan's car crash being treated in an ambulance. Nick Bollea, 17, was the driver of a Toyota Supra that went out of control while driving at a "high rate of speed" about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, said Wayne Shelor, a spokesman for the Clearwater police in Clearwater, Florida.
  • Shipwreck yields historic riches -- $500M worth

    05/18/2007 7:23:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies · 1,961+ views
    AP via ^ | 05/18/2007 | Staff
    TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- Deep-sea explorers said Friday they have mined what could be the richest shipwreck treasure in history, bringing home 17 tons of colonial-era silver and gold coins from an undisclosed site in the Atlantic Ocean. Estimated value: $500 million. A jet chartered by Tampa-based Odyssey Marine Exploration landed in the United States recently with hundreds of plastic containers brimming with coins raised from the ocean floor, Odyssey co-chairman Greg Stemm said. The more than 500,000 pieces are expected to fetch an average of $1,000 each from collectors and investors. "For this colonial era, I think (the find)...
  • New Jersey - Corzine on breathing tube and facing long recovery

    04/13/2007 2:40:56 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 213 replies · 5,229+ views
    The Star-Ledger ^ | April, Friday the 13th, 2007 | Deborah Howlett, et al
    Excerpt - The duration and distance were short, but in those dizzying seconds and feet, Gov. Jon Corzine suffered injuries serious enough to land him in intensive care with a breathing tube down his throat and a doctor declaring him lucky to be alive. The 60-year-old governor underwent about two hours of surgery last night to repair multiple broken bones, including 12 ribs and a femur that protruded through the skin of his thigh following a car accident on the Garden State Parkway in Galloway Township. With two of his adult children by his beside, Corzine, sedated and on intravenous...
  • Winston-Salem News Co-Anchor Charged After Fatal Wreck (killed one - refused BAT - let go for $1)

    03/13/2007 6:35:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 4,201+ views
    WRAL ^ | 3/12/07
    Winston-Salem News Co-Anchor Charged After Fatal WreckPosted: Mar. 12, 2007 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A television news co-anchor was charged with driving while impaired following a wreck that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. Tolly Glenn Carr, 32, of Greensboro, was charged early Sunday after his pickup truck ran off a street, along a sidewalk and collided with a building. Casey Ryan Bokhoven, 26, of Winston-Salem, died at the accident scene, police said. Carr refused to take a breath alcohol test and was released on a written promise to come to court April 2, police said. Carr was treated for...
  • Bugatti supercar is left a wreck

    03/06/2007 9:24:31 AM PST · by Canali · 26 replies · 763+ views
    The Sun ^ | MARCH 6, 2006 | NEIL SYSON
    OH Buga! A supercar worth £830,000 is loaded on to a truck after the world’s costliest road crash. The sleek Bugatti Veyron — one of only a dozen in the UK — was wrecked in a smash in pouring rain.
  • Anglers find a possible uncharted wreck in Lake Superior

    02/21/2007 7:36:10 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies · 413+ views ^ | 2/21/07 | AP
    Anglers walking across a 10-inch layer of clear ice have discovered what may be an uncharted wreck resting on the bottom of Lake Superior. The silhouette of the wreckage was noticed Sunday near Duluth's Park Point. It's sitting in 10 feet of water about 150 feet from shore. Maritime historians can't say if the find is an uncharted wreck or if it's a documented wreck that was moved or exposed by currents or shifting sands. The lake's near-record low water level and unusually transparent ice may have made the wreckage easier to spot. Shipwreck maps show several sunken vessels near...
  • 'Imprisonment has left me a wreak,' [sic] says Muslim cleric

    02/12/2007 4:13:14 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 25 replies · 690+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/12/07
    A Muslim cleric freed from prison in Egypt on Sunday four years after he was grabbed in a Milan street in a suspected CIA kidnapping says the ordeal had made him a wreck. Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, has alleged that Egyptian guards tortured him with electric shocks, beatings, rape threats and genital abuse. He said after his release he had no plans to return to his former home in Italy to give evidence, as a judge considers indicting 26 Americans on charges related to the kidnapping. "I've been reduced to a wreck of a human...
  • Pregnant woman, baby killed after head-on collision

    02/10/2007 11:14:17 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 47 replies · 1,951+ views
    Independent Tribune ^ | February 7, 2007 | Mike Knox
    LANDIS - A pregnant woman and the baby she was carrying died Tuesday night after a head-on collision with a Jeep driven by a man Kannapolis police were following at the intersection of South Main Street and West First Street. Another infant child in the car did not appear injured, officials said Officials did not release their names. They said the woman was eight months pregnant. Reed Linn, Landis Volunteer Fire Department chief, said the wreck occurred about 5:15 p.m. Linn said that after the wreck, the man was pinned underneath the Jeep. Emergency service workers had to use two...
  • CA: Crying doll causes two-car wreck in Pleasanton (17 year old unlicensed driver)

    11/29/2006 6:48:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 384+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 11/28/06 | Roman Gokhman - MediaNews
    A baby doll that cries, wets itself and has to be taken care of caused a two-car wreck on Interstate 580 Tuesday afternoon. The doll, used to teach high school students the responsibilities of parenting, surprised a 17-year-old driver when it began making a crying noise. The driver swerved, slammed into a median guard rail, swung back onto the freeway and hit a Ford F-350 pickup truck just east of the Santa Rita Road overpass. California Highway Patrol Officer Steve Creel said the female driver, who he did not name, had the doll as part of a school project meant...
  • Persian Gulf Shipwreck Continues To Remain Mystery

    11/10/2006 2:49:18 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 850+ views
    Payvard ^ | 11-9-2006 | Maryam Tabeshian
    Persian Gulf Shipwreck Continues to Remain a Mystery By Maryam Tabeshian (Credits to Hasan Zohouri, CHN Persian service) Persian (Iranian) archeologists are determined to take the remains of the recently discovered Partho-Sassanid shipwreck and its cargo out of the waters of the Persian Gulf; however, there are many challenges and obstacles along the way. View Movie Tehran, 9 November 2006 (CHN) -- ?Death Trap!? This is what archeologists call the area 70 meters below the waters of the Persian Gulf where nearly two months ago the remains of a merchant ship belonging to either of the two superpowers of Ancient...
  • 2 killed in head-on wreck on I-74 in Surry County (US deaths in 2006 near 35,000)

    09/29/2006 4:03:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 632+ views
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | 9/29/06 | Patrick Wilson
    2 killed in wreck on I-74 in Surry CountyElderly Mount Airy driver was in wrong lanes, patrol says By Patrick Wilson JOURNAL REPORTER MOUNT AIRY A woman from Mount Airy drove the wrong way on Interstate 74 last night and collided with an oncoming car, killing both her and a man from Ohio driving the other vehicle, authorities said. It was the second fatal collision involving a car traveling the wrong way on a four-lane way highway in northwestern North Carolina this week. The woman killed last night, who was in her 80s, was driving west in the eastbound lanes...
  • Trooper: Witnesses Were Amazed I Emerged From Wreck

    09/06/2006 6:42:27 PM PDT · by Samwise · 59 replies · 1,506+ views
    LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Resting in a hospital Wednesday, Indiana State Police Sgt. Rich Kelly said he was in better shape than he thought he was going to be after a crash on Interstate 65 this week. The crash's witnesses might think so, too. Kelly had pulled over a tractor-trailer on I-65 in Clinton County and was doing paperwork in his squad car Tuesday afternoon when a second tractor-trailer slammed into the back of the car, crumpling it into the first truck. To the amazement of witnesses, Kelly -- though hurt and bleeding -- got himself out of the wreckage. He...
  • SUV Burns On Train Tracks After Police Pursuit

    08/30/2006 10:58:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies · 498+ views
    Driver Of Vehicle In Police Custody (CBS) RIVERSIDE -- A fiery crash stopped traffic on a Metra line Wednesday evening after a police pursuit involving a drug investigation. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports the suspect who managed to escape the SUV before it burst into flames has been captured. The driver of the SUV that overturned on the Metra tracks in west suburban Riverside, causing long train delays during the Wednesday evening rush, was in police custody Wednesday night awaiting charges. Metra trains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line between Aurora and Chicago's Union Station were completely stopped just...
  • Plane Crashes in Lexington

    08/27/2006 4:38:10 AM PDT · by BigBlueJon · 957 replies · 48,941+ views
    WTVQ 36 Lexington ^ | August 27, 2006 | Jon Sasser
    <p>Possible plane crash in Lexington, KY. My brother works security for Lexington UK Hospital and was just called in. No news locally or on major news outlets yet. I didn't want to post anything for fear of being wrong, but he's still waiting for an official call while on stand-by.</p>
  • Rebel MPs Wreck Australia's Tough Immigration Plans

    08/14/2006 6:58:37 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 365+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-15-2006 | Nick Squires
    Rebel MPs wreck Australia's tough immigration plans By Nick Squires in Sydney (Filed: 15/08/2006) A revolt by backbench MPs forced the Australian government to abandon a controversial immigration law yesterday. The legislation would have meant that asylum seekers were sent to a detention centre on the remote South Pacific island of Nauru while their applications were processed. Opponents said that asylum seekers, including women and children, would be kept behind razor wire for months or years in a refugee equivalent of Guantanamo Bay. John Howard, the prime minister, had to take the humiliating step of withdrawing the legislation, knowing that...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
  • Aviator grounded by drunken driver (Army loses Aviators Skills to a Drunk Driver)

    06/05/2006 5:34:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 704+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Slightly more than three years ago Chief Warrant Officer Corey Lefebvre was heading to Fort Rucker, Ala. He wasn’t going on duty. He was heading on post to pick up some milk and put gas in his vehicle. Around 7:30 p.m. — BAM — his life changed. He was hit by a drunken driver doing 75 mph. After the wreck, Lefebvre saw his military career take a different path as the result of the crash. Just a week away from graduation at the Army Aviation Center, the former enlisted soldier was heading toward a career as an...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Feds charge 3 men after fatal wreck near Sonoita

    04/23/2006 7:33:11 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 413+ views
    PHOENIX — The federal government charged three men Friday with smuggling people for financial gain after a deadly wreck near Sonoita. They are charged with bringing 21 illegal immigrants into the United States, according to the United States Attorney for the District of Arizona. Fernando Montes-Carrillo and David Ezquiel Tellez-Gutierrez, both Mexican citizens born in 1974, and Juan Carols Pineda-Navvaro, a U.S. citizen born in 1986, are charged with being co-conspirators involved with transporting illegal immigrants for private financial gain. Two were allegedly drivers of trucks carrying illegal immigrants, one of which crashed in Santa Cruz County on Thursday, killing...
  • I've given up on trying to teach anyone here anything (They gave Socrates hemlock, now this guy.)

    02/12/2006 7:39:47 AM PST · by a true thinker · 336 replies · 7,739+ views
    There's no helping you. This site is now just a diversion -- like a train wreck. This site is inherently for and about raving egomaniacs, and Jim's site policies -- which amount to excluding reality and actual dialogue in favor of political/militaristic pornography -- is conducive to cognitive dissonance, which at the times your worldview is threatened leads you into psychotic breaks (on the political cognitive plane, that is, and just maybe in other realms too). Not to mention that your baseline politics is based in mythology about American demographics, science, economics, ethics etc. You spoonfeed each other in the...