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  • How Can We Save The Sun?

    09/25/2016 6:21:25 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 46 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 9/23/16 | Fraser Cain
    How Can We Save The Sun? Published: 23 Sep , 2016 by Fraser Cain Video Remember the movie Sunshine, where astronomers learn that the Sun is dying? So a plucky team of astronauts take a nuclear bomb to the Sun, and try to jump-start it with a massive explosion. Yeah, theres so much wrong in that movie that I dont know where to start. So I just wont.Seriously, a nuclear bomb to cure a dying Sun?Heres the thing, the Sun is actually dying. Its just that its going to take about another 5 billion years to run of fuel in...
  • Four victims of Colorado theater massacre ordered to pay Cinemark nearly $700G in legal fees

    09/02/2016 11:24:46 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 90 replies
    Foxnews ^ | September 2, 2016
    Four survivors of the 2012 Colorado theater shooting massacre were ordered by a judge Thursday to pay Cinemark nearly $700,000 in legal fees. The 28 families of those killed and wounded in the July 2012 shooting sued Cinemark, the movie chain that owns the Century 16 where James Holmes opened fire during a showing of The Dark Knight Rises, claiming that there wasnt adequate security to stop Holmes from carrying out the attack. An Arapahoe County civil jury ruled in May that Cinemark wasnt liable for the shooting that left 12 people dead and 70 others. Lawyers for Cinemark then...
  • Federal judge strikes down Cleveland RNC protest zone restrictions

    06/23/2016 11:16:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies ^ | Louis Nelson
    A federal judge on Thursday struck down rules set for protesters at next months Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Ohios branch of the American Civil Liberties Union brought the suit last week against the city of Cleveland, arguing that restrictions on protesters within the event zone around Quicken Loans Arena are unconstitutional. Those restrictions would ban certain items, including large backpacks, tape and string, and limit where within the 3.5 square mile zone demonstrators can speak and hold a parade.
  • The 10 best ‘Twilight Zone’ episodes (SyFy Twilight Zone Marathon all day)

    01/01/2016 12:08:37 PM PST · by Bender2 · 137 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12=31-2015 | Michael Starr
    The 10 best "Twilight Zone" episodes by Michael Starr "A Game of Pool" (Originally aired Oct. 13, 1961) "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” (Originally aired March 4, 1960) "It's a Good Life" (Originally aired Nov. 3, 1961) "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" (Originally aired Oct. 11, 1963) "The Fever" (Originally aired Jan. 29, 1960) "Living Doll" (Originally aired Nov. 1, 1963) "Twenty Two" (Originally aired Feb. 10, 1961) "And When the Sky Was Opened" (Originally aired Dec. 11, 1959) "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?" (Originally aired May 26, 1961) "A Piano in the House" (Originally aired Feb....
  • DC Police Chief: ‘Best Option’ Is For Citizens To Take Out Paris-Style Attackers

    In a 60 Minutes interview scheduled to air November 22, Washington DC police chief Cathy Lanier said taking out the gunmen in a Paris-style attack is the “best option” for citizens between the time they call 911 and the moment police arrive.
  • Student 'Purge' Threat Shuts Down Baltimore Businesses, Schools

    04/27/2015 12:28:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 670 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Monday, April 27, 2015 | Erica L. Green
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore and numerous downtown businesses closed early Monday, citing concerns about potentially violent activity in the area. Lexington Market, a city courthouse and businesses including T. Rowe Price and Venable LLP said police warned them of large gatherings and protests downtown. According to widely circulated flier, a high school "purge" was to take place at 3 p.m., starting at Mondawmin and ending downtown. Such memes have been known to circulate regularly, but today's has led to bolstered police presence around the city. The flier includes an image of protesters smashing the windshield of a police car...
  • U.S. Directly Challenges China's Air Defense Zone (Pair of American B-52 Bombers Fly Over)

    11/26/2013 9:11:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 194 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/26/13 | Julian Barnes
    <p>WASHINGTONA pair of American B-52 bombers flew over a disputed island chain in the East China Sea without informing Beijing, U.S. officials said Tuesday, in a direct challenge to China and its establishment of an expanded air-defense zone.</p> <p>The planes flew out of Guam and entered the new Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone at about 7 p.m. Washington time Monday, according to a U.S. official.</p>
  • Michigan Supreme Court won't hear Lansing library gun case

    11/24/2013 7:01:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies ^ | 22 November, 2013 | NA
    CADL enacted a firearms ban in 2011 at its branches only to have the Michigan Court of Appeals strike it down last year. Public libraries are not included in Michigan's "gun-free zones," and both concealed and open firearms are allowed.
  • Kansas Counties Give up on Government Defenseless Victim Zones

    11/22/2013 12:57:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the reforms that was passed in Kansas in 2013 was a ban on government defenseless victim zones, unless they were enforced. The law requires that if a government entity bans law abiding citizens from carrying guns on their premises, then they must enforce that ban for criminals who would ignore mere signs. Rep. Forest Knox, who sponsored the bill, explained its purpose: It is about safety, the Altoona Republican told the Emporia Gazette. Youre not afraid of illegal guns that are already there but youre afraid of law-abiding citizens who are carrying guns? And I think the...
  • Earth's days are numbered

    09/20/2013 1:45:59 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies
    Nature ^ | 9/19/13 | Emma Marris
    Earth will be able to host life for just another 1.75 billion years or so, according to a study published on 18 September in Astrobiology1. The method used to make the calculation can also identify planets outside the Solar System with long habitable periods, which might be the best places to look for life. The habitable zone around a star is the area in which an orbiting planet can support liquid water, the perfect solvent for the chemical reactions at the heart of life. Too far from a star and a planets water turns to permanent ice and its carbon...
  • Seattle Mayor Invites Businesses to Post 'Gun-Free Zone' Signs in Their Stores

    08/19/2013 12:52:59 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies
    Seattle Mayor Invites Businesses to Post 'Gun-Free Zone' Signs in Their Stores August 19, 2013 - 3:18 PM By Penny Starr ( Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, a Democrat, is inviting local merchants to voluntarily post Gun Free Zone signs in their businesses, letting customers who have guns know they should shop elsewhere. We are here to support businesses that do not wish to have guns on their premises McGinn said in a press release issued by Washington CeaseFire, which is partnering with the mayor for the campaign. The police department regularly enforces trespass laws when a visitor to a...
  • Obama to Detail Promise Zone Program to Aid Distressed Areas

    02/15/2013 11:20:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/15/13 | Jackie Calmes
    CHICAGO At a high school near his own neighborhood here, President Obama on Friday will provide new details about an initiative to select 20 communities nationwide as laboratories for better coordination of federal, local, nonprofit and private-sector investments to revitalize long-distressed areas, according to administration officials. Mr. Obama had announced his proposal to designate the so-called Promise Zones during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, but did not provide many details. As part of the effort,
  • Gun-free zone enables Texas campus shooting

    01/22/2013 4:07:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1/22/13 | David Codrea
    A shooting at a Houston college has left at least three people injured and at least one suspect in custody, The New York Times and other media sources reported today. Officials at the North Harris campus of Lone Star College announced an evacuation at 12:52 p.m. on its Web site, citing an incident involving a couple of armed suspects, the report elaborated. The suspects were in violation of Lone Star College policy and the law. It is the policy of this System to prohibit the carrying of firearms, knives and clubs onto any of the System's facilities, the colleges weapons...
  • Make your own Gun Free Zone

    12/03/2011 8:28:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 3 November, 2007 | zappafan1325
    This video is a wonderful bit of activism. It has 300,000 views so far. I am amazed that I have not seen it before. The person who did this has talent!
  • Gun Free Zones: Not a Gun Issue?(NC)

    12/03/2011 5:24:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 2 December, 2011 | Bruce W. Krafft
    The Fayetteville Observer complains today that the state legislature is going to take away the citys power to ban guns in parks: This isnt a gun issue. Our parks are not high-crime areas. We will have guns in Festival Park and Mazarick Park and most others not because the Second Amendment or some jurist says we must, but because state lawmakers surrounded by serious problems once again ran off to indulge in political posturing. I cant count the number of times I have heard a variation on that theme: Well why would you need a gun in a park,...
  • War Zone? (Peoria Mob Yells 'Kill all the White People')

    06/26/2011 10:17:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 111 replies
    Peoria Pundit ^ | 6/26/11 | Peoria Chronicle and Paul Wilkinson, author
    This is a reprint from the Peoria Chronicles web site. It was posted by CJ, the sites owner and written by Paul Wilkinson. Paul is the President of the Altamont Park Neighborhood Association. I know Paul and he is the most straight forward person Ive met. He has no need to embellish or to lie. That means this is true and its an outrage. I hope Mr. Jackson of the local NAACP reads this and responds. That will be interesting. This is nothing more than hate and race war against whites. Here is the posted letter: Tonight, around 11 p.m.,...
  • Islamists spark anger after calling for gay-free zone in East London (Leftist allies are conflicted)

    02/15/2011 11:07:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Pink Paper ^ | 2/15/11 | Peter Lloyd with Dylan Jones
    Islamists spark anger after calling for gay-free zone in East LondonPeter Lloyd with Dylan Jones Tuesday, 15 February 2011 Islamists in East London have sparked anger after flyposting stickers which called for a gay-free zone. The stickers were distributed around the Whitechapel, Shoreditch and Poplar areas over the weekend. Specifically, they were targeted at schools and pubs, including the gay-friendly George and Dragon. The professionally produced, anonymous stickers say: Arise and Warn. Gay free zone. Verily Allah is severe in punishment. The 'Gay free zone' slogan is within a diagonal bar across a rainbow flag. Equality campaigner Peter Tatchell ...
  • South Korea deploys troops in border zone to punish North

    05/27/2010 5:05:10 PM PDT · by jhpigott · 112 replies · 3,472+ views
    South Korea deploys troops in border zone to punish North Friday, May 28, 2010 By Iftikhar Gilani PANMUNJEOM: An eerie tension is building up on the border between South and North Koreas as the South is amassing troops to take punitive action against the communist North. The tension is also threatening future of Kaeseong, a joint industrial zone, which has often been touted as a model for Pakistan and India to build cooperative relationship along the Line of Control (LoC). The tension runs high after a North Korean submarine torpedoed a 1,200-tonne South Korean ship, killing over 50 sailors. It...
  • Who are we protected from with a gun free zone?

    03/31/2010 5:04:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies · 496+ views
    Denver Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 30 March, 2010 | Dan Bidstrup
    I have been studying the phenomenon of the "Gun Free Zone" and after much analysis have discovered the group of people from whom we are being protected. The Venn Diagram at the left is my representation of some groups of people in the United States. The overwhelmingly larger group is the sensible, law abiding majority that wouldn't shoot you if you made a really bad cup of coffee, or cut you off in traffic. Even if you stole the parking place one of these people were turning their car around to get, they would not gun you down. These people...
  • Michelle Obama's 'news-free zone'

    03/22/2010 11:36:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 614+ views
    L..A. Times ^ | 3/22/10 | By Gregory Rodriguez
    The first lady's remark about avoiding the news at home is an unfortunate example of suburban escapism When Michelle Obama told Mike Huckabee a few weeks ago in an interview on Fox News Channel that her home was a "news-free zone," she wasn't just reflecting a desire to filter and ignore news we don't want to hear. Her statement, to my ear, also represented the culmination of the suburbanization of the American mind. And that's bad news for our future. I'm not about to launch into a righteous diatribe against the intellectual shallowness or soullessness of suburbia. I won't play...
  • The Obama Zone: Nobel Peace Prize Announcement

    10/14/2009 1:50:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 379+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10/14/09 | youtube
    Only in a parallel dimension.
  • Obama in No Spin Zone for the first time with Bill O'Reilly

    09/04/2008 9:24:28 PM PDT · by PureSolace · 44 replies · 371+ views
    The O'Reilly Factor ^ | September 4th, 2008 | Bill O'Reilly & Barack Obama
    So I just saw the first part of O'Reilly's 4 part mini series I like to call, "Obama: Unscripted" Check Out the video at this link! I know many of you dislike O'Reilly and I understand you have your reasons, but check out this video, and let me know what you honestly think.
  • Nouri al-Maliki ready to oust US from Iraq green zone

    07/13/2008 9:08:45 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies · 251+ views
    Times Online ^ | 7/13/08 | Marie Colvin
    The green zone of Baghdad, a highly fortified slice of American suburbia on the banks of the Tigris river, may soon be handed over to Iraqi control if the increasingly assertive government of Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister, gets its way. A senior Iraqi government official said this weekend the enclave should revert to Iraqi control by the end of the year. We think that by the end of 2008 all the zones in Baghdad should be integrated into the city, said Ali Dabbagh, the governments spokesman.
  • Hugo Chavez Invents New Half-Hour Time Zone

    12/09/2007 9:14:19 AM PST · by blam · 87 replies · 503+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-9-2007 | Jeremy McDermott
    Hugo Chavez invents new half-hour time zone By Jeremy McDermott, Latin America Correspondent Last Updated: 3:35pm GMT 09/12/2007 Venezuela has created its own, unique time zone on the orders of President Hugo Chavez, setting clocks back half an hour and putting the oil-rich nation out of step with its neighbours. "I don't care if they call me crazy, the new time will go ahead," said Mr Chavez. Hugo Chavez has already changed the national flag and coat of arms The president said the change would improve health, as the sun will rise before most Venezuelans get up ensuring all go...
  • Anomalous Zones Of Russia: Arkaim Town

    04/12/2007 3:48:37 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 817+ views
    Russia - IC ^ | 4-12-2007
    Anomalous zones of Russia: Arkaim town Four thousand years ago the local dwellers suddenly left the town Arkaim located in the south of the present Chelyabinsk Region and burnt the empty settlement. The town had a circular structure coordinated with the stars order. Many believe in mystical characteristics of the area and link it with the legends of ancient Siberia and the Urals. Specialists of the monitoring station of anomalies` research in the Urals claim that the specialized national park-museum Arkaim is a vast anomalous zone. Arkaim was found by an archaeological expedition of the State University of Chelyabinsk in...
  • Combat zone ingenuity protects Marines, earns $5,000

    08/08/2006 4:44:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 467+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Daniel J. Redding
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Aug. 7, 2006) -- Seven Marines were presented with a $5,000 award for their combat zone ingenuity in designing and creating a protective armor kit for military forklifts and front end loaders, commonly called TRAMs, at a ceremony here Aug. 6. Those awarded - welders and mechanics assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) - were selected for the recognition by the Marine Corps' Beneficial Suggestion Program after fabricating from scratch a steel cover, complete with protective glass windows, that fits over the cab of the TRAM. TRAM is the Marine Corp's acronym...
  • Pit stops in 'hot' zone require quick off-loads

    07/26/2006 10:30:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 284+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Orville F. Desjarlais Jr.
    7/26/2006 - TARIN KOWT, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- When people deployed to Afghanistan say a location is "hot," it could mean one of two things. Either it feels like the sun is closer than the moon, or the enemy is lurking about. Here, both meanings apply. For pilots, that equates to making quick pit stops here so they can get in and out of this danger zone as quickly as possible. For Tech. Sgt. Philip Lester, deployed from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., that means enduring a 140-degree heat blast from behind C-130 Hercules engines as he unloads cargo and passengers...
  • Airmen stay in spiritual shape in combat zone

    07/18/2006 4:12:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 266+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Lt. Col. Bob Thompson
    7/18/2006 - BALAD AIR FORCE BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- When Airmen deploy to combat, they expect a mission-focused environment. Without the daily demands of home life and the distractions of fast-paced America, many use their limited spare time to develop themselves in new ways. "Some people get in shape at the gym," said Chaplain (Capt.) Jose Tate, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing Chaplain Services. "Some say they want to get in shape spiritually." For people seeking this kind of growth, chaplains provide the services, counseling and sometimes just a friendly ear for those who want to talk. "First and foremost, we...
  • UN Is Like Twlight Zone, Says Bolton

    04/30/2006 5:14:17 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 993+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-1-2006 | Alec Russell
    UN is like the Twilight Zone, says Bolton (Filed: 01/05/2006) In his first interview with a British newspaper, America's ambassador to the United Nations tells Alec Russell why it is in dire need of reform John Bolton was in his element. America's famously blunt UN ambassador and hundreds of other senior diplomats had just spent almost two hours twiddling their thumbs in a deadlocked meeting awaiting a letter from the secretary general. John Bolton says he is not combative. I am assertive Then moments after the document arrived, the session was adjourned as the representatives of the developing world retired...
  • MND-B, IA Soldiers keep Green Zone safe

    04/21/2006 4:01:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 179+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Staff Sgt. Kevin Lovel
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, April 21, 2006) Working together as a cohesive team, Multi-National Division Baghdad Soldiers, Iraqi army soldiers and private-security company employees work at entry control checkpoints to provide safety and security for Baghdads Green Zone. Our mission is to provide safety for the local nationals (and IA and MND-B Soldiers). We try to keep terrorists out of the Green Zone. Its pretty much a safe haven, said Sgt. 1st Class Jesse Matthews, infantryman, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, who works at an Entry Control Point near Forward Operating...
  • No-Fly Zone Duty Prepared Pilots for OIF Missions

    04/12/2006 4:51:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 227+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 12, 2006 Many U.S. pilots who patrolled the skies of Iraq after the 1991 Persian Gulf War would later put that experience to use during Operation Iraqi Freedom, an F-16 pilot who flew combat missions over Iraq early in the war said here yesterday. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and the then-vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, brief reporters at the Pentagon on Sept. 30, 2002, about the continuing attempts by Iraq to shoot down coalition aircraft patrolling the no-fly zones in the north and south of the...
  • Lakeland, Fla., Marine survives the kill zone of roadside bomb

    04/04/2006 5:49:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 456+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Apr 3, 2006 | Cpl. Mark Sixbey
    CAMP MERCURY, Iraq (April 3, 2006) -- Lance Cpl. Jason Willis has a new look on life after recovering from injuries he incurred just over a month ago. While driving a seven-ton truck on a late-night re-supply mission in late February, the heavy equipment operator attached to Headquarters and Support Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, was struck by an improvised explosive device. I remember it quite well, said the 23-year-old from Lakeland, Fla. It went off right next to my door and blew it in three spots, through the window, gun port and through the floorboard. At first he...
  • Boy Scout Connection Found in War Zone

    03/30/2006 5:49:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 562+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Veronica Aceveda
    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. David Tarnowski (right), 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, was once the Boy Scout leader of Airman 1st Class Ian Zerby, 379th Civil Engineering Squadron. The two recently reunited after deploying to Southwest Asia. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Veronica Aceveda U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ian Zerby, Chief Master Sgt. David Tarnowski Boy Scout Connection Found in War Zone By Tech. Sgt. Veronica Aceveda 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs SOUTHWEST ASIA, March 30, 2006 — For 96 years, the Boy Scouts of America has provided a common ground for thousands...
  • Downtown Turns War Zone (C-130 Gunships)

    03/10/2006 2:34:19 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 5,685+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 3-10-2006 | Nadia Mohandseei
    Downtown turns war zone Friday, March 10, 2006 By NADIA MOHANDESSI About 60 Air Force personnel flooded lower Dauphin Street and the surrounding area Thursday night in mock combat battles that looked a little more like a scene from West Side Story than one from downtown Baghdad. With less singing and dancing, of course. The U.S. Air Force Weapons School's 14th Weapons Squadron, based out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., staged simulated combat scenes beginning shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday near Bienville and Cathedral squares to show personnel flying an AC-130 Gunship aircraft what different urban combat scenarios looked like from...
  • NFL Defensive Player Guards End Zone, America

    12/19/2005 3:48:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 642+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 19, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2005 When Seattle Seahawk's defensive end Bryce Fisher isn't staring down an opponent across the line of scrimmage, he's standing in defense of freedom. Fisher, a native of Renton, Wash., recently took the oath of office as a captain in the Washington Air National Guard, where he now serves as a public affairs officer. Fisher graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1999, and the Buffalo Bills drafted him in the seventh round of the National Football League draft the same year. Because of his unique situation, an agreement he reached with the Air Force led...
  • Race Riot Fears Turns Bondi Into No-Go Zone (Sydney)

    12/16/2005 6:25:11 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 1,171+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-17-2005 | Nick Squires
    Race riot fears turn Bondi into no-go zone By Nick Squires In Sydney (Filed: 17/12/2005) Australian police warned visitors to stay away from Bondi and other famous beaches in Sydney this weekend amid fears of another flare-up of race violence between gangs of white and Middle Eastern youths. The warning, unprecedented in a country in which the beach forms a central part of the national psyche, extended to two other cities in New South Wales. A young surfer carries her board outside a Sydney surf club Bondi was declared a virtual no-go zone for the weekend, along with other popular...
  • Hurricane Rita IRA relief

    12/13/2005 9:32:35 PM PST · by chuckles · 4 replies · 349+ views
    vanity | Dec. 14, 2005 | chuckles
    I'm retired and live off my IRA distibutions yearly. I live in the path of Hurricane Rita. I'm hearing of a new law that would allow me to withdraw some IRA funds without the 10% penalty. I've checked with the IRS and they of course "know nothing". My congressman says it's the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act and it just passed the House. It apparently hasn't passed the Senate and hasn't been signed by Bush of course. Does anybody know anything about this law? It's getting late this year an I have to send for my 2005 distribution. I would like...
  • Air pioneers return to war zone (Tuskegee Airmen)

    10/25/2005 5:02:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 503+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | unattributed
    10/25/2005-ABOVE IRAQ (AFPN)--Tuskegee Airman Col. Richard Toliver (left) chats with Maj. (Dr.) Vanessa Williams as their C-17 Globemaster III makes its final approach to Balad Air Base, Iraq. Five of the original Tuskegee Airmen -- the first African-American aviators of World War II -- are visiting the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Balad. The unit is a descendant of the "Red Tail Angels" of the Tuskegee Airmen's 332nd Fighter Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Andra Higgs)
  • 'Freedom Calls Links Combat Zone Troops

    09/06/2005 5:35:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 255+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Sep 6, 2005 | Cpl. James D. Hamel
    AL ASAD, Iraq, Sept. 6, 2005 Keeping in touch with friends and family at home is always a challenge during deployments. Though communications in combat zones have evolved, some still find it difficult to contact people they care about. Freedom Calls Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded to keep military personnel closer to those they love, is taking the next step in wartime communications. Faced with extended tours of duty, our front line soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are not able to speak with members of their families for months at a time, the organization says on its Web site....
  • Ukraine's CES refusal no obstacle to integration of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus -- official

    07/14/2005 7:10:45 AM PDT · by jb6 · 6 replies · 291+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 14/07/2005
    MOSCOW, July 12 (RIA Novosti) - Ukraine's possible refusal to participate in the Common Economic Space (CES) will not stop Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus from continuing integration processes, a high-ranking official said Tuesday. Dmitry Sukhoparov, Russia's national coordinator in the High-Level Group on the CES, told a RIA Novosti news conference: "The CES can work even without Ukraine. We [Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan] can work when there are three of us." However, Sukhoparov stressed, "It should not be forgotten that Ukraine means almost 50 million people, and the bigger the market in terms of area, number, GDP and capital, the more...
  • Online porn gets go-ahead for its own red-light district

    06/13/2005 6:10:16 AM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 8 replies · 629+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 13JUN05 | ANICK JESDANUN
    NEW YORK -- A red-light district tentatively cleared for construction on the Internet -- the ''.xxx'' domain -- is being billed by backers as giving the online porn industry an opportunity to clean up its act. A distinct online sector for the salacious will reduce the chances of Internet users accidentally stumbling onto porn sites, they argue. If only it were so simple. Zoning in cyberspace has always been a daunting proposition, and participation in the porn domain will be voluntary. Even if it's voluntary, supporters say, adult sites will have incentives to use ''.xxx.'' ''If the carrot's big enough,...
  • Iran's Mullahs jam TV channels

    06/07/2005 6:41:38 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 19 replies · 899+ views
    The Courier Mail ^ | 07jun05 | AFP
    SWITCH on your satellite television receiver in Tehran nowadays and something is amiss - "No Signal", the otherwise fuzzy television screen says for much of the day and night. With presidential elections just over a week away, Islamic Iran's technological guardians appear to be waging a war against enemies in the airwaves - opposition-run television channels. However, the problem is that they may also be frying people's brains. "Microwaves," explained an Iranian satellite television technician, who earns his keep by installing dishes even though they are technically banned. "They're jamming, and these signals used to block the satellites have never...
  • Caveman Diet to Stay Healthy

    03/02/2005 9:44:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 2,400+ views
    AJCN ^ | February 2005
    Diet-related chronic diseases represent the single largest cause of death and sickness in the United States and most Western countries. Yet while these diseases are epidemic in contemporary Westernized populations and typically afflict two-thirds of the adult population, they are rare or nonexistent in hunter-gatherers and other less Westernized cultures.Why? There is an increasing awareness that the profound environmental changes, such as diet and other lifestyle conditions that began with the introduction of agriculture and animal husbandry (the care and breeding of domestic animals), occurred too recently for the human genome to adapt to.Thus, universal characteristics of preagricultural human diets...

    02/24/2005 7:45:55 AM PST · by BellStar · 59 replies · 1,813+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 23, 2005 | DAVID ANDREATTA , David Seifman and Patrick Gallahue
    The Brooklyn teacher who sent an American soldier demoralizing letters written by sixth-graders apologized yesterday and admitted blame. In a statement issued by the Department of Education, social studies teacher Alex Kunhardt said he regretted offending Pfc. Rob Jacobs. His statement, however, did not address whether he either coached the students or read their missives which accused soldiers of committing atrocities in Iraq before mailing them.
  • NH HB 208 seeks to create disarmed victim zones at NH Schools

    01/21/2005 6:57:44 AM PST · by buckmeisterq · 4 replies · 329+ views
    This bill that amends current NH law to exlude lawfully possessed firearms from school zones has been put together by the notoriously anti-American and anti-LEO Hampton Police Chief and his murderous cohorts in the NH Chiefs of Police Association. It is scheduled to be voted on in committee on 1/25/05. You can contact the 3 sponsors based on the links below: Rep. Michael O'Neil, Hampton;Rep. George D. Winchell, Atkinson;Rep. Joseph E Stone, Candia. One person who contacted Rep. O'Neil was told that Mr. O'Neil really didn't know what was in the bill, and that the NH COPA had written it....
  • Anti-DNC Protest Action Outside Fleet Center in Boston -- Latest Photos, Tuesday After Action

    07/27/2004 8:39:52 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 72 replies · 3,537+ views
    New Republican Archive ^ | July 27, 2004 | James Burke
    See LINK for Photos and stories.

    07/26/2004 10:36:56 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 9 replies · 320+ views
    New Republican Archive ^ | July 26, 2004 | New Republican Archive
    Where Have You Gone James Otis? July 26, 2004 New Republican Archive Boston The Democratic National Convention started today with most local Bostonians fleeing for the hills and protesters driven away by the palace guard (Secret Service). Traffic on the roads and in the subways was so light today that it was like a normal Sunday evening, only this wasnt Sunday, and it was anything but normal. The local traffic was so light, nearly a 70% drop from the norm we are told, that police are reported on the local airwaves to be planning to scale down their...
  • DAILY REPORT: Democratic National Convention, Live from the Speech Zone

    07/25/2004 11:05:29 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 9 replies · 611+ views
    New Republican Archive ^ | July 25, 2004 | New Republican Archive
    CONSERVATIVES GET THE GULAG, COMMUNISTS GET THE STREETS July 25, 2004 New Republican Archive Boston A host of radical socialist movements were allowed to march freely today in front of the Fleet Center, where the Democratic Party is gathering to hold its National Convention. At the same time, conservative protesters were required to gather inside the "speech zone" that has a capacity, at best, of only a few hundred people within earshot of a stage that was set up inside "Camp Ashcroft-Kerry" (not the 1,000 claimed by the city before the Federal Court). This is exactly what the...
  • Convention demonstration zone a dark, shadowy place

    07/24/2004 4:36:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,147+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/24/04 | Mark Jewell - AP
    BOSTON (AP) - As thousands of delegates, journalists and dignitaries stream into the FleetCenter, protesters for the next few days will be enclosed in a shadowy, closed-off piece of urban streetscape just over a block away. The maze of overhead netting, chain link fencing and razor wire couldn't be further in comfort from the high-tech confines of the arena stage where John Kerry is to accept the Democratic nomination for president during the four-day convention that kicks off Monday. Abandoned, elevated rail lines and green girders loom over most of the official demonstration zone that slopes down to a subway...
  • Judge upholds "free speech zone" at Democratic convention but O-K's march

    07/22/2004 7:14:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 906+ views ^ | 7/22/04
    Judge upholds "free speech zone" at Democratic convention but O-K's march BOSTON A federal judge has called a fenced-in "protest zone" at the upcoming Democratic National Convention "an affront to free expression" -- but rejected an effort to block its use. Judge Douglas Woodlock also agreed with protesters' lawyers that the area, more than a block away from the convention site, looked worse than a concentration camp, with razor wire on a chain-link fence, and overhead netting. But Woodlock indicated he had Secret Service information about possible protest tactics that made the site necessary, especially in a time of terrorism....