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  • Senate Panel To Hear Testimony From Businessman Targeted By Trump Dossier Firm

    07/12/2017 10:41:58 PM PDT · by Fedora · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2017 | Chuck Ross
    A London-based businessman who was investigated last year by the opposition research firm behind the so-called Trump dossier will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, The Daily Caller has learned.Bill Browder says that he will “definitely” be testifying about a complaint he filed with the Justice Department last year in which he accused Fusion GPS, the firm behind the dossier, and a former Soviet intelligence officer named Rinat Akhmetshin of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), a law requiring agents of foreign governments to disclose their lobbying and consulting work.Founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn...
  • State sells Iberville farm to Russian company for $12M

    Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has sold Point Clair Farm, a nearly 2,200 acre-site in Iberville Parish that is former prison property, for $12 million.
  • Gaza Agriculture on Brink of Collapse

    10/23/2016 12:40:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 1p/22
    h small manufacturing plants in the Gaza Strip shutting down one after the other and the bigger ones barely holding on against impossible odds, agriculture there is next in line for a resounding crash. Unlike other manufacturing sectors, the farmers economic downfall will have immediate and dire consequences for residents of the Gaza Strip. Even now, the UNs Relief and Works Agency regularly supplies more than half the residents with sacks of flour, rice, sugar and oil. Fruits and vegetables grown locally make up an important part of their meager diets. The slow ruin of Gazas agricultural sector began about...
  • Nauru loses contact with the world

    02/21/2003 8:39:17 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 1,126+ views
    BBC News ^ | Feburary 21, 2003
    The tiny Pacific island of Nauru has spent weeks completely cut off from the outside world after its telecommunications network collapsed. Its isolation is so complete that no one is even sure who the country's president is any more. Nauru, an isolated speck in the southwest Pacific with a population of 12,000, is in a "critical situation", according to the last message received by the outside world. That came via an address given three weeks ago by the man last believed to be running the country, President Bernard Dowiyogo, details of which were given on Friday by Radio Australia....
  • Tired of her crap: Truckload of manure dumped outside DNC headquarters unleashes tirade

    10/30/2016 9:41:06 AM PDT · by Paleo Pete · 75 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 30, 2016 | Samantha Chang
    Something stinks in Warren County, Ohio. A massive truckload of manure was dumped outside the Democratic headquarters in Warren County, and office personnel are furious. [snip] Bethe Goldenfield, chairperson of the Warren County Democratic Party, unleashed a volcanic tirade on Facebook, writing: What reasonable person thinks this is OK???? I wont be responding to anyone who thinks this is acceptable behavior. It is ILLEGAL! Security cameras recorded a truck dumping off a huge pile of manure outside the office at 12:03 a.m. on October 29. Police are investigating the incident, WLWT reported.
  • New York bomb contained residue of Tannerite

    09/18/2016 7:52:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    inn ^ | 9/18/16 | Ben Ariel,
    The bomb that rocked a New York City neighborhood on Saturday night contained residue of an explosive often used for target practice that can be picked up in many sporting goods stores, a federal law enforcement official said Sunday, according to The Associated Press. The discovery of Tannerite in materials recovered from the explosion that injured 29 people may be important as authorities probe whether the blast was connected to an unexploded pressure-cooker device found by state troopers just blocks away, as well as a pipe bomb blast in a New Jersey shore town earlier in the day. New York...
  • What Was This German National Doing with Bombs, a Cell-Phone Detonator, Multiple Guns and Passports

    08/17/2013 9:05:39 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 58 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 17, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    It started innocently enough: Andreas H. Koertel, 46, was pulled over in a traffic stop. Then things got hairy in hurry. Turns out Koertel, a German national, was in possession of meth and illegal weapons, according to the Placer County Sheriffs Office, so he was booked into jail on multiple charges, KXTV-TV reports. Wisely the deputies called the Sacramento County Sheriffs Department to see if they could check out a property in Rio Linda where Koertel had been staying. But detectives encountered quite a bit more than they bargained for Friday. Heres what they found, KTXL-TV reports: Several explosive materials,...
  • Tragic 2013 explosion at Texas fertilizer plant determined to have been caused by arson

    05/11/2016 10:52:25 AM PDT · by deport · 39 replies
    The Week ^ | 5-11-2016
    A 2013 Texas fertilizer plant explosion that wounded 200 and killed 15 12 of whom were first responders was caused by an act of arson, investigators announced Wednesday. The State Fire Marshals deemed the April 2013 fire a "criminal act" and said it was intentional. No arrests have been made, although officials said they were on "the right track." The fire was ruled incendiary after authorities conducted over 400 interviews.The night of the explosion, a fire had broken out at the West Fertilizer Co. in the town of West, Texas. Twenty minutes later, the plant exploded with such...
  • European festival recycles urine to make beer: Weird business news

    07/12/2015 2:30:53 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | July 10, 2015 | Nicole Goodkind
    Organizers at Northern Europes largest music festival, Roskilde and the Danish Agriculture & Food Council partnered last weekend to collect 25,000 liters of urine from more than 100,000 festivalgoers. In a program theyre calling From piss to pilsner. The collected goods will be sent to local farmers to fertilize barley crops used to grow beer. The program will be used to create 425 kegs of beer that will be sold at the festival in 2017.
  • Mark Steyn: Faisal Shahzad, Subprime Terrorist?

    05/08/2010 9:22:46 AM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies · 1,250+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | May 8, 2010 | Mark Steyn
    Faisal Shahzad, Subprime Terrorist?Well, one way of falling behind with your house payments is to take half a year off to go to Pakistan and train in a terrorist camp.  The story of the Times Square bomber reads like some Urdu dinner-theater production of Mel Brooks’s The Producers that got lost in translation between here and Peshawar: A man sets out to produce the biggest bomb on Broadway since Dance a Little Closer closed on its opening night in 1983. Everything goes right: He gets a parking space right next to Viacom, owners of the hated Comedy Central! But then...
  • Man Suspected in Pentagon Terror Scare Identified

    06/17/2011 10:16:26 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 20 replies · 2+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6/17/11 | PIERRE THOMAS, RICHARD ESPOSITO and LEE FERRAN
    Sources told ABC News a backpack in Melaku's possession contained a package labeled ammonium nitrate as well as spent firearm ammunition. Ammonium nitrate, a common fertilizer, can be used in explosives. The FBI later said despite the label, the backpack presented no immediate threat. A search of Melaku's nearby car also found no potential devices. Law enforcement sources said Melaku does not appear to have known ties to any terror organization. In addition to his arrest today, Melaku already faces pending charges in Loudoun County, Virginia, for a rash of vehicle break-ins, police said.
  • Why I am a Climate Change Skeptic [Human Emissions Saved Planet]

    03/20/2015 8:46:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    heartland.org ^ | March 20, 2015 | Patrick Moore
    Editors Note: Patrick Moore, Ph.D., has been a leader in international environmentalism for more than 40 years. He cofounded Greenpeace... Human Emissions Saved Planet Over the past 150 million years, carbon dioxide had been drawn down steadily (by plants) from about 3,000 parts per million to about 280 parts per million before the Industrial Revolution. If this trend continued, the carbon dioxide level would have become too low to support life on Earth. Human fossil fuel use and clearing land for crops have boosted carbon dioxide from its lowest level in the history of the Earth back to 400 parts...
  • The Five-Year-Old Boy Rebuilding West, Texas

    05/03/2014 8:32:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5-3-14 | Priscila Mosqueda 
    After losing his father to the fertilizer plant explosion that almost destroyed his hometown, Parker Pustejovsky is spearheading the effort to recoverand hes barely old enough to read. WEST, Texas One year ago on April 17, five-year-old Parker Pustejovsky lost his father in the fertilizer plant explosion that wrecked the small Texas town of West. Joey Pustejovsky was one of 10 first responders to die trying to put out the fire that precipitated the blast. It wasnt long before young Parker declared he would rebuild the city park, stripped bare by the explosionand hed do it by selling hot...
  • DC Water adopts Norways Cambi system for making power and fine fertilizer from sewage

    04/05/2014 6:59:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/5/2014 | Ashley Halsey III
    This is a topic that one must approach delicately so as not to offend the readers sensibilities, but since it is a matter of importance for which you may receive a bill for some portion of $470 million, we start out with an analogy. You need energy, so you eat. Through the miracle of digestion, your body sorts what you have eaten, say, a pastrami on rye with a glob of coleslaw and a dill pickle, and plucks out the nutrients proteins, carbohydrates and sugars it needs to generate power. Then it jettisons the rest. What your body jettisons...
  • US Embassy warns of terrorist attack, Thai police arrest Hezbollah suspect

    01/13/2012 8:07:43 AM PST · by Individual Rights in NJ · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Science Montior ^ | 1/13/2012 | Panarat Thepgumpanat
    "A Lebanese suspect from the Hezbollah group has been taken into custody by Thai officials and police are investigating further," Chalerm Yoobamrung told Reuters. "Following concern raised by the Israeli embassy about a possible attack by a group of Lebanese terrorists in Bangkok, Thai police officials had been coordinating with Israeli officials since before the New Year."
  • EO 13650 (Is Obama fixing to ban Fertilizer and Tannerite?)

    08/14/2013 9:43:35 PM PDT · by mylife · 46 replies
    Obama ^ | 8/1/13 | The Preezzy of the United Steezzey
    Obama is slipping it past the People and the Congress again with Executive orders that the MSM refuses to report.
  • FEMA denies aid to Texas town where fertilizer plant exploded

    06/12/2013 5:56:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/12/13 | Fox
    HOUSTON The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to provide money to help rebuild the small Texas town where a deadly fertilizer plant explosion leveled numerous homes and a school, and killed 15 people. According to a letter obtained by The Associated Press, FEMA said it reviewed the state's appeal to help West but decided that the explosion "is not of the severity and magnitude that warrants a major disaster declaration." The blast killed 10 first responders and brought national attention to the agricultural community. President Barack Obama traveled to the area to attend a memorial service for the...
  • Fertilized World

    05/14/2013 7:38:04 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 5 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 5/14/2013 | Dan Charles
    N. Nitrogen. Atomic number seven. Unnoticed, untasted, it nevertheless fills our stomachs. It is the engine of agriculture, the key to plenty in our crowded, hungry world. Without this independent-minded element, disinclined to associate with other gases, the machinery of photosynthesis cannot functionno protein can form, and no plant can grow. Corn, wheat, and rice, the fast-growing crops on which humanity depends for survival, are among the most nitrogen hungry of all plants. They demand more, in fact, than nature alone can provide. Enter modern chemistry. Giant factories capture inert nitrogen gas from the vast stores in our atmosphere and...
  • Exclusive: At Texas fertilizer plant, a history of theft, tampering

    05/03/2013 5:07:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2013 | Selam Gebrekidan and Joshua Schneyer
    The Texas fertilizer plant that exploded two weeks ago, killing 14 people and injuring about 200, was a repeat target of theft by intruders who tampered with tanks and caused the release of toxic chemicals, police records reviewed by Reuters show. Police responded to at least 11 reports of burglaries and five separate ammonia leaks at West Fertilizer Co over the past 12 years, according to 911 dispatch logs and criminal offense reports Reuters obtained from the McLennan County Sheriff's office in Waco, Texas through an Open Records Request. Some of the leaks, including one reported in October 2012, were...
  • 300 Sacks Castor Beans Found In Iraq By U.S.Troops[per MSNBC]

    06/25/2003 9:14:47 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 115 replies · 431+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 25, 2003 | vanity
    I was watching TV this evening and started to flip cable channels when I saw a streaming on MSNBC on our forces finding castor beans. The following is a part of what their website said about it. NBC News Jim Miklaszewski that within just the past week, U.S. investigators had found two shipping containers filled with millions of much more recent documents relating to chemical and biological weapons. One of the documents, from 2001, was titled Document burial and U.N. activities in Iraq, the sources said. It gave detailed instructions on how to hide materials and deceive U.N. weapons inspectors,...