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  • Scientists Confirm World's Oldest Creature...But Kill it Determining Its Age

    11/14/2013 8:21:14 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 14 2013 | JON DAVID KAHN
    2006, climate change experts from Bangor University in north Wales found a very special clam while dredging the seabeds of Iceland. At that time scientists counted the rings on the inside shell to determine that the clam was the ripe old age of 405. Unfortunately, by opening the clam which scientists refer to as "Ming," they killed it instantly. Cut to 2013, researchers have determined that the original calculations of Ming's age were wrong, and that the now deceased clam was actually 102 years older than originally thought. Ming was 507 years old at the time of its demise.
  • ‘Israeli officials confirm Syria airstrike that hit Hezbollah-bound weapons’

    05/04/2013 7:56:55 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 43 replies
    timesofisrael ^ | May 4, 2013, 11:35 am | By AP and Times of Israel staff
    Israeli officials on Saturday reportedly confirmed the Israeli Air Force carried out a strike against Syria and say it targeted a shipment of advanced missiles. The officials said the shipment was not of chemical arms, but of “game changing” weapons bound for the terror group Hezbollah. One official said the target was a shipment of advanced, long-range ground-to-ground missiles.
  • LA Times: New polls confirm Obama's Democratic base crumbles

    07/26/2011 5:17:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 26, 2011 | by Andrew Malcolm
    With all of the spotlights on the high-stakes debt maneuverings by President Obama and Speaker John Boehner the last few days, few people noticed what Vermont's Sen. Bernie Sanders said: "I think it would be a good idea if President Obama faced some primary opposition." This is political treason 469 days before a presidential election. Now, comes a new ABC News/Washington Post poll with a whole harvest of revelations, among them, strong indications that Obama's liberal base is starting to crumble. Among the nuggets: Despite those hundreds of billions of blown stimulus dollars and almost as many upturn promises from...
  • Documents confirm Obama administration’s ‘catch and release’ immigration policy

    07/07/2011 7:10:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/7/11 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Well, what do you know. Obama administration officials at the Department of Homeland Security deliberately misled Congress when they denied using “selective enforcement” to deport convicted criminals in the U.S. illegally. Their much-criticized “catch and release” policy was confirmed by documents obtained by Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act. The documents “show that the Obama administration is implementing ‘stealth amnesty’ which is an end-run around the rule of law and Congress,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton.
  • Medicare Trustees Confirm Democrats' Medicare Plan Would Result in 'Actual' 17% Medicare Cut

    06/22/2011 2:45:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Thomas Lifson ^ | 6/22/11 | Thomas Lifson
    Further confirmation came today that the GOP must play offense on Medicare, rather than getting trapped into defending the Ryan budget. The status quo is not an option. In testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee today, two Medicare Trustess, Drs. Charles Blahous and Robert Reischauer, confirmed that based on our current path in 2024 there would be "actual" cuts to Medicare at 17%. They also confirmed that Medicare would end itself by 2024 unless actions are taken to save the program.
  • Sealed with the Spirit! Indwelling?

    02/19/2011 10:47:11 PM PST · by hawkins · 1 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 2/20/2011 | Travis Main
    Holy Spirit Indwelling Series – Part 4 Sealed with the Spirit! Indwelling?As this series has progressed the indwelling of the Holy Spirit has been presented as representative and not the same as the “gift of the Holy Spirit” or being “filled with the Spirit”. This article will focus on the idea of being sealed with the spirit, what it means, and whether or not it is an indwelling as some suppose. In conjunction with examining the terms “seal” or “sealed”, the terms “earnest” and “anointed” will also be discussed.The terms “seal” or “sealed” in the Old and New Testament are...
  • Palestine Papers Confirm What Israel Has Said All Along

    01/24/2011 9:05:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 1/24/11 | Evelyn Gordon
    I don’t know whether the “Palestine Papers” published yesterday by Al Jazeera and the Guardian are real or, as Barry Rubin argues, a fake aimed at discrediting the Palestinian Authority’s current leadership. What is certainly false, however, is the claim, as Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland put it, that “Now we know. Israel had a peace partner.” If the papers are true, then, as Noah pointed out, they show the PA agreeing to let Israel keep most — though not all — of the huge Jewish neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, which are home to hundreds of thousands of Israelis. The Guardian...
  • US Marshals Confirm Body Found At Landfill Is Inmate Who Escaped El Paso Jail

    07/09/2010 7:34:21 PM PDT · by OldBullrider · 48 replies ^ | July 9, 2010 | By ABC-7 Reporter Ken Molestina
    EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Marshals confirmed to ABC-7 Friday afternoon that a body found in a Sunland Park, N.M. landfill was that of a federal inmate who escaped the El Paso jail earlier in the day. Carlos Roberto Medina-Bailon, 30, of Delicias, Mexico, is believed to have escaped the El Paso County Detention Facility between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Friday by using the garbage disposal system.
  • Crist Says He Would Confirm Kagan, Forgets Why He Opposed Sotomayor (The ObamaHugger)

    05/21/2010 12:59:16 PM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies · 626+ views
    RCP ^ | 5/21/01 | staff
    St. Pete Times: Charlie Crist says he would vote to confirm Elena Kagan, but talking to the Miami Herald editorial board the other day struggled to recall specifically why he opposed Sonia Sotomayor.
  • Democrats Want to Confirm No Experience to the Supreme Court?

    05/15/2010 5:09:33 AM PDT · by Son House · 22 replies · 490+ views
    Alias: Son House | May 15, 2010 | Alias: Son House
    Democrats should be our first line of protection against putting a untested candidate on the Supreme court. You'd think one Democrat would wise up and point out a whole stable of qualified Judges who are ready for the job. Then, point out to those who still would take no experience that this decision may well effect their party for 50 years. And this is the Supreme Court, not some entry level job. They have no idea if this candidate really wants to be a Judge, or gets tired of the jobs and quits. At least with Sotomayer, they could argue...
  • NY police confirm car bomb caused Times Sq. evacuation

    05/01/2010 11:04:37 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 43 replies · 2,160+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2010 | Michelle Nichols
    NEW YORK, May 1 (Reuters) - The New York Police Department said on Saturday the incident that caused Times Square to be evacuated was what appeared to be a car bomb, which was being dismantled by officers on the scene.
  • CNN's Sanchez: "We didn't confirm" bogus Limbaugh quote

    10/16/2009 1:18:56 AM PDT · by GVnana · 102 replies · 4,743+ views
    Rick Sanchez: i've know rush. in person,i like him. his rhetoric,however is inexcusably divisive. he's right tho. we didn't confirm quote. our bad.
  • U.S. Officials Confirm Israel Air Force Bombed Sudan Convoy

    03/29/2009 10:16:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 556+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/29/09 | Gil Ronen
    ( United States officials have confirmed that Israel Air Force warplanes bombed a truck convoy in Sudan in January. The trucks were carrying arms that would be smuggled into Gaza for use against Israel, the officials said, according to a report in the New York Times.
  • Experts confirm meteorite crash in Peru

    09/19/2007 8:29:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 903+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/19/07 | Monte Hayes - ap
    LIMA, Peru - A fiery meteorite crashed into southern Peru over the weekend, experts confirmed on Wednesday. But they were still puzzling over claims that it gave off fumes that sickened 200 people. Local residents told reporters that a fiery ball fell from the sky and smashed into the desolate Andean plain near the Bolivian border Saturday morning. Jose Mechare, a scientist with Peru's Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute, said a geologist had confirmed that it was a "rocky meteorite," based on the fragments analyzed. He said water in the meteorite's muddy crater boiled for maybe 10 minutes from the...
  • Officials Confirm Marine Helicopter Shot Down

    02/14/2007 4:57:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 442+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2007 – U.S. officials in Iraq today confirmed that a Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter that crashed killing seven servicemembers Feb. 7 was shot down with anti-aircraft munitions. Officials from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) made the determination, according to a news release from Multinational Corps Iraq. "Initial evidence indicated that the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter went down as a result of mechanical failure. After further investigation using all available means, the cause of the incident has been confirmed to be hostile fire," said Marine Maj. Jeff Pool, a Multinational Force West spokesman. The actual...
  • U.S. confirm Abu Sayyaf leader's death

    01/20/2007 12:34:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 626+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/19/07 | AP
    MANILA, Philippines - DNA test results confirmed that the leader of the al-Qaida linked group Abu Sayyaf was killed during a clash with Philippine troops in September, officials said Saturday. Khaddafy Janjalani's death was confirmed after DNA tests were conducted in the U.S. to compare tissue samples taken from remains found buried in the jungles of southern Jolo island in December with those of Janjalani's relatives, military Chief of Staff Gen. Hermogenes Esperon said Saturday. The news came just days after U.S.-backed Philippine troops killed senior Abu Sayyaf commander Abu Sulaiman, marking a major victory in a U.S.-backed campaign to...
  • More Tests Confirm Low-Path Bird Flu In Michigan

    08/28/2006 7:20:10 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 321+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-28-2006
    More tests confirm low-path bird flu in Michigan Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:31pm ET U.S. News WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second round of tests on swans in Michigan confirmed the birds have a low-pathogenic strain of H5N1 and not the deadly avian influenza virus that has killed more than 141 people in Asia, Europe and Africa, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Monday. Routine tests conducted in a Michigan gaming area earlier this month found two of about 20 swans had what was believed to be a low-pathogenic strain of H5N1. "Genetic testing confirms that these swans were not carrying...
  • Greek Archaeologists Confirm Authenticity Of 'Theseus Ring'

    08/03/2006 3:24:48 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 1,039+ views
    Greek archaeologists confirm authenticity of 'Theseus Ring' Aug 2, 2006, 15:44 GMT Athens - The long-lost 'Theseus Ring,' a gold ring found in the Plaka district of Athens in the 1950s and generally dismissed as a fake, has been identified by Greek archaeologists as a genuine 15th century BC artifact, reports said Wednesday. The Greek press had reported the discovery of a gold signet ring, with dimensions 2.7 x 1.8 cm dating from the Minoan period, and the National Archaeological Museum wanted to purchase it for 75,000 euros from the woman who owned it. There was a huge debate about...
  • Experts Confirm Sunken Sub is USS Lagarto (SS371)

    07/12/2006 5:07:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 6,121+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | U.S. Pacific Fleet and Naval Historical Center Public Affairs
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- Experts at the Naval Historical Center in Washington, D.C., have confirmed that a World War II submarine wreck found in the Gulf of Thailand last year is USS Lagarto (SS 371). Underwater archeologists at the center completed their examination of evidence obtained in June by Navy divers from USS Salvor (ARS 52) and Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1, both based in Pearl Harbor. "We now know for certain that this is Lagarto," said Rear Adm. Jeffrey Cassias, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet submarine force. "I am grateful to all those involved in helping...
  • Bush Doesn't Confirm NSA Data Collection

    05/11/2006 10:25:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies · 1,327+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/11/06 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush did not confirm or deny a newspaper report Thursday that the National Security Agency was collecting records of tens of millions of ordinary Americans' phone calls. "Our intelligence activities strictly target al-Qaida and their known affiliates," Bush said. "We're not mining or trolling through the personal lives of millions of innocent Americans." USA Today, based on anonymous sources it said had direct knowledge of the arrangement, reported that AT&T Corp., Verizon Communications Inc., and BellSouth Corp. began turning over records of Americans' phone calls to the NSA shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Bush...
  • U.S. Senate set to confirm Judge Alito to Supreme Court (front row seat - SOTU)

    01/31/2006 3:44:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 1,245+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/31/06 | Thomas Ferraro
    U.S. Senate set to confirm Alito to Supreme Court By Thomas Ferraro 1 hour, 22 minutes ago Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito walks into the office of Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) on Capitol Hill, January 30, 2006. (Jason Reed/Reuters) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative federal appeals court judge Samuel Alito appeared certain to win Senate confirmation on Tuesday as President George W. Bush's second successful nominee to the Supreme Court. Following several days of debate, the Senate was to vote on Alito, who could move the high court to the right. Alito had a commitment from a required simple majority of...
  • Iraqis 'Confirm' Bird Flu Death

    01/30/2006 7:08:47 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 236+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-30-2006
    Iraqis 'confirm' bird flu death Iraqi officials are calling on people not to panic or listen to rumours An Iraqi Kurdish teenage girl has died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the Iraqi health minister has said. Abdel Mutalib Mohammed Ali said the diagnosis had been confirmed, despite initial reports from a WHO laboratory saying test results were negative.However the AFP news agency quotes him as saying that further "testing showed indications of bird flu or even H5N1". A spokesman for the WHO in Geneva said further tests would be carried out at a laboratory in the UK to...
  • Alito Deserves Confirmation

    01/15/2006 6:55:12 AM PST · by Binkmeister · 6 replies · 623+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 1-15-06 | Editorial
    Liberal paper says confirm Alito. House organ of Kohl and Feingold, ultra liberal Senators from Wisconsin who sit on Judiciary Committee, caves on Alito. Liberal control over Court coming to end.
  • Cremona Digs Confirm Tacitus Story

    10/23/2005 4:30:34 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 895+ views
    Ansa ^ | 10-23-2005
    Cremona digs confirm Tacitus storyNew evidence comes to light of ancient city's destruction (ANSA) - Milan, October 19 - Excavations in Cremona have confirmed a legendary description of the city's destruction in December 69 AD by the Latin historian Tacitus . Archaeologists working in the area of Piazza Marconi believe they have found evidence of the northern Italian city's brutal pillage following a clash between the forces of Emperor Aulus Vitellius and his challenger, Vespasian . Tacitus's graphic description of the rampage by Vespasian's troops is famous among scholars but there was no way to prove it actually happened ....
  • Help Stop Bush's Anti-Choice Nominee - Roberts (Hee-Hee-Hee: Let's Have Some Fun)

    07/25/2005 6:54:12 PM PDT · by Gumlegs · 58 replies · 1,072+ views
    NARAL Website ^ | 7/24/05 | NARAL
    Help Stop Bush's Anti-Choice Nominee - Roberts Just as we feared, President Bush nominated a right-wing judicial activist with an anti-choice track record to the Supreme Court: John Roberts. Send an email to your U.S. senators right now to oppose Roberts. If Roberts is confirmed to a lifetime appointment, there is little doubt that he will work to overturn Roe v. Wade. As Deputy Solicitor General under the first President Bush, he argued to the Supreme Court that “Roe was wrongly decided and should be overruled....” We must not allow someone who’s spent his career advocating ending the right to...
  • Dems may delay Rice Vote

    01/19/2005 1:30:15 PM PST · by fidelio · 149 replies · 4,126+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 17 Jan 05 | AP Wire /
    BC-Senate-Rice, 14th Ld,320 URGENT Rice given approval by Senate panel; Democrats will delay confirmation at least until next week Eds: TOPS to UPDATE with Democratic plans By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats intend to delay Condoleezza Rice's confirmation as secretary of state at least until next week rather than grant her Inauguration Day approval, a spokesman said Wednesday. "There are a number of Democrats not on the committee that want to have a chance to debate her nomination a couple of hours," said Manley, a spokesman for Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. He...
  • Porter Goss Confirmed By Senate

    09/22/2004 2:43:48 PM PDT · by numberonepal · 65 replies · 2,489+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09-22-2004 | Fox New
    The Senate has confirmed Porter Goss as CIA Director.
  • Bush Got It Right on Pickering, the Post Got It Wrong

    01/20/2004 10:20:10 AM PST · by hinterlander · 2 replies · 246+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | January 20, 2004 | Chris Field
    On Saturday, the Washington Post ran an editorial titled "End Run for Mr. Pickering," lamenting President Bush's decision to recess-appoint Judge Charles W. Pickering to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. His actions were a direct response to the Democrats' continued filibuster of Pickering's nomination. Instead of simply acknowledging that President Bush was fully within his right to make the appointment and that, even though they disagreed with Pickering's nomination, the President is right to circumvent a filibustering, stonewalling minority of Senators who won't allow a vote on the nomination to fill the vacancy classified as a "judicial emergency" by...
  • Michael Jackson living next door to the Maha Rushie?

    01/12/2003 11:15:03 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 48 replies · 1,324+ views
    Fox and Friends
    I was watching Fox and Friends this morning, and they said that Michael Jackson is moving next door to Rush Limbaugh! Can anybody confirm this?
  • *VANITY* Help, Need to know facts on Confirming Judges

    04/15/2002 12:11:27 PM PDT · by BallparkBoys · 5 replies · 182+ views
    I was looking for some help from fellow Freepers. I'm arguing with a lib about the Dem's holding up confirmations of judges. I'm explaining that its been done for many, many years, but that it has gotten worst lately. Does anyone have any "hard evidence", facts, or numbers to back me up? Thank you in advance.... . PS, first post, so dont flame me... :)