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  • 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 recover—and he’s 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 wasn’t long before young Parker declared he would rebuild the city park, stripped bare by the explosion—and he’d do it by selling hot...
  • DC Water adopts Norway’s 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 reader’s 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 function—no 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,...
  • Firefighters recount deadly blast

    04/22/2013 8:50:18 AM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 21, 2013 | Ukn
    U.S. NEWSApril 21, 2013, 8:13 p.m. ET Firefighters Recount Blast In First Interviews, Volunteer Responders Give Accounts of Texas Explosion
  • West, Texas, mayor says 35 to 40 dead in fertilizer plant explosion

    04/18/2013 3:29:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 18, 2013 | John M. Glionna and Maeve Reston
    The mayor of this city said 35 to 40 people are believed to be dead in a massive fertilizer plant explosion “because they are unaccounted for and still missing.” “We are out there searching the rubble, looking in each and every house. We are trying to locate each and every citizen,” Mayor Tommy Muska said in a telephone interview with The Times. Muska said he arrived at the count of 35 to 40 dead because all other residents and first-responders in the area have been identified. Among those who were missing and believed dead, he said, were as many as...
  • Cause of Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed up to 15 'suspicious:' source

    04/18/2013 9:19:53 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 100 replies
    nypost.com ^ | April 18, 2013 | JOSH MARGOLIN and JOSH SAUL
    A senior Obama administration official said a series of briefings overnight have produced concern the Texas blast could have been at least criminal in nature. Authorities are trying to contain their speculation for fear of causing a panic, but the official told The Post the cause of the blast is "suspicious." Authorities suspect the blast was set off by a truck or rail car holding a large quantity of ammonia that somehow caught fire or blew up. Ammonia, under certain conditions, can become combustible or explosive. "It's 50-50," the source said. "Some sort of explosion caused the ammonia truck/rail car...
  • UPDATE: EMS Director Says 60 To 70 Dead In West Explosion

    04/17/2013 9:26:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    kwtx ^ | 4/17/13 | staff
    WACO (April 17, 2013)--West EMS Director Dr. George Smith says as many as 60 or 70 people died and at least 100 were injured Wednesday night in a fertilizer plant explosion in West. A rescuer earlier said he knew of five deaths. West Mayor Tommy Muska said at a news conference however, that he doesn't yet know how many people were hurt or killed in the blast explosion. He said there was a fire at the West Fertilizer plant before the explosion.
  • UPDATE: Numerous Injuries Reported In West Fertilizer Plant Explosion

    04/17/2013 7:01:35 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 105 replies
    KWTX Television ^ | April 17, 2013 | none stated
    Emergency crews were responding Wednesday night after a report of a major explosion at a burning fertilizer plant in West north of Waco. West firefighters were dispatched to the plant earlier in the evening after an earlier fire rekindled. The explosion was reported at around 7:50 p.m. in a frantic radio call from the scene of the fire at West Fertilizer at 1471 Jerry Mashek Dr. just off Interstate 35. Numerous injuries were reported and multiple ambulances were requested. Several buildings were reported destroyed and a nearby nursing home was damaged.
  • Powerful Explosion Rocks Small Town North of Waco

    04/17/2013 6:51:57 PM PDT · by kristinn · 377 replies
    WFAA ^ | Wednesday, April 17, 2013
    A large explosion rocked the town of West, Texas, 19 miles north of Waco, on Wednesday evening. A source tells News 8 that a large swath of the small town with a population of 2,800 has been leveled. According to initial reports, the blast was at the West Fertilizer plant at 1471 Jerry Mashek Drive, about a half-mile east of Interstate 35.
  • N.Koreans 'Forced to Produce Fertilizer'

    04/01/2013 1:48:43 PM PDT · by don-o · 47 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | April 1, 2013
    North Koreans are being forced to make fertilizer for the regime. A source in Beijing on Sunday said, "Fertilizer is essential for the spring sowing season, but North Korea has almost no chemical fertilizer, so the government ordered every person to produce hundreds of kilograms." In North Korea, fertilizer is usually made by mixing human feces with straw, but the excrement is harder to come by than one might expect. The source said, "There are cases of theft of squat toilets because of this, and people are putting locks on their lavatories to prevent this." Until 2007, South Korea gave...
  • Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials

    01/27/2013 6:44:20 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    WashingtonTimes.com - The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2013 | By Rowan Scarborough
    "Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials" SNIPPET: "The Pakistani corporation that has refused the Pentagon’s urgent appeals to control the flow of explosive materials to bomb-makers who kill U.S. troops is expanding its fertilizer manufacturing into the United States. And it is being done with the help of U.S. taxpayers through the municipal bond market."
  • (Documenting today's Arab slavery) Film ‘Stolen’ exposes modern-day slavery in Polisario camps

    10/05/2012 2:33:19 PM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    Al-arabiya ^ | Friday, 05 October 2012
    Last Updated: Fri Oct 05, 2012 07:26 am (KSA) 04:26 am (GMT) Film ‘Stolen’ exposes modern-day slavery in Polisario camps Friday, 05 October 2012 The film, Stolen, the story of a Sahrawi girl called Fatim Sellami, herself a slave, who was reunited with her mother after 35 years of separation with the help of the United Nations. (Image grab from film Stolen By KHADIJA FATHI AGADIR / MOROCCO A controversial documentary film that exposes slavery in the Western Sahara camps controlled by the Polisario front has been screened in Morocco’s coastal resort city of Agadir. The film, directed by Violeta...
  • Icy waters in North add to Mississippi River problems downstream

    01/01/2013 3:20:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | December 31, 2012 | National Corn Growers Association
    The coming new year brings intensified shipping difficulties for barge operators on the stretch of the Mississippi River just south of St. Louis. With ice on the river's northernmost stretch reducing water levels already seriously affected by the drought, traffic on the nation's largest waterway could come to a halt by Friday of next week. "While the drought is at the core of the current issues on the Mississippi, this situation also highlights the dire need for infrastructure improvements," said National Corn Growers Association Chairman Garry Niemeyer, a grower from Auburn, Ill. "At NCGA, we have been pushing for upgrades...
  • Chaparral Energy to pipe CO2 to help extract Osage County oil (OK)

    12/26/2012 8:44:18 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 23 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 12/26/12 | Rod Walton
    Winding from Coffeyville, Kan. to Burbank, Okla., is a pipeline project that maybe even Al Gore could love. Chaparral Energy Inc. is building a line that will move carbon dioxide to help with enhanced oil recovery at the historic North Burbank field in Osage County. The project, due for completion early next year, initially will pipe about 23 million cubic feet of CO2 captured from a Coffeyville fertilizer plant. "This is a very green operation," Chaparral CEO Mark Fischer said. "For the life of that (fertilizer) plant, the CO2 has been emitted into the atmosphere." That, of course, is what...
  • EPA tells judge it will impose stricter water pollution standards on Florida

    12/01/2012 6:15:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | December 1, 2012 | Craig Pittman
    ........Late Friday night, the EPA said in a news release that it had approved the state rules for part of the state's waterways, but would still impose the federal rules for the rest. According to David Guest of Earthjustice, that means the state rules cover only 15 percent while the new federal rules cover 85 percent — about 100,000 miles of waterways. State DEP officials said they were disappointed the EPA would impose federal rules on any part of the state and vowed to "work with them to craft solutions" to put the state in charge of all pollution rules....
  • Indonesia 'foils plot to attack US missions'

    10/27/2012 4:17:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies
    (AFP) via FRANCE24.com ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2012 - 17H48 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Indonesian anti-terror police, Densus 88 secure a terror suspect's house during a raid in Mojosongo, Solo in Central Java. Indonesian police have arrested 11 members of an Islamic group allegedly planning attacks on American diplomatic missions, a spokesman says." SNIPPET: "The group had planned to hit the US embassy and a US consulate, as well as a building near the Australian embassy in the capital Jakarta that houses the office of American mining giant Freeport-McMoran, police said. Police said they were from a new outfit called HASMI, the Sunni Movement for Indonesian Society, and explosives and a bomb-making manual...
  • How Saddam hid his dirty money - Billions in oil sales stashed overseas

    05/04/2003 2:04:49 AM PDT · by kattracks · 40 replies · 1,150+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/04/03 | WILLIAM SHERMAN
    In the hunt for Saddam Hussein's billions, investigators have identified five networks of more than 100 companies used to launder money skimmed from Iraqi oil sales. Saddam's gangster regime set up shell companies in Switzerland, Jordan, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg and Panama, according to investigators. Those company networks and their banking affiliations were used to enrich the former Iraqi strongman, his sons Uday and Qusay, and other family members. "Ultimately, the money was stolen from the Iraqi people," said Taylor Griffin, spokesman for the Treasury Department, which is heading the government's laundering probe along with U.S. Customs, the Secret Service and various...
  • Only one major media outlet reports terror suspect as Muslim

    06/17/2011 1:31:41 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 10 replies
    This morning police in Washington D.C. arrested Yonathan Melaku, a Muslim, for suspicious activity near Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon. The twenty-two-year-old Melaku is a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Ethiopia that also serves in the Marine Corp Reserves. He was found carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer and other materials making reference to Al Qaeda and the Taliban. The first reports I saw came from the Drudge Report and neither made reference to Malaku’s religion. Then I remembered the stories about Asan Akbar who killed two members of his platoon and wounded fifteen more and Hasan Nidal who killed thirteen...
  • What question would you like to ask the Republican presidential candidates about income inequality?

    12/07/2011 10:15:23 AM PST · by Dr.Deth · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/7/11 | Yahoo
    Here is your opportunity to ask the candidates your specific questions about income inequality. Let us know and we may include your question in the debate. Click to read Yahoo/ABC loaded question article
  • Japan: Halt of crop farming in Fukushima forces manure to accumulate on cattle farms

    11/04/2011 12:36:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Mainichi ^ | 11/04/11
    Halt of crop farming in Fukushima forces manure to accumulate on cattle farms At his cattle farm, Kazunori Mizunoya looks at a cow knee deep in its own excrement in the Fukushima Prefecture village of Nakajima on Oct. 20. (Mainichi) FUKUSHIMA -- Two months after a government ban on beef was lifted, cattle farmers here are growing increasingly desperate as nearby vegetable farmers have halted production due to the ongoing nuclear disaster, leaving nowhere to take the accumulating manure that was previously used as fertilizer. "When vegetable farmers are pushed into a dead end, there's a domino effect that puts...
  • Ammonium Nitrate Security Program, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

    10/19/2011 9:07:33 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 16 replies
    Overview Congress has directed DHS to establish regulations to prevent the misappropriation or use of ammonium nitrate in a terrorist attack. Ammonium nitrate is a chemical that exists in multiple concentrations and physical forms, and principally is used as an agricultural fertilizer, as a component in the manufacture of some first aid products (such as cold packs), and as a component of explosives often used in the mining and construction industries. In addition to its many legitimate uses, ammonium nitrate was the primary explosive used in the deadly Oklahoma City bombing in April 1995. As a result of Congressional direction,...
  • Dogs Maul Woman on Long Island

    09/29/2011 5:19:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    MYFOX NEW YORK ^ | 29 Sep 2011,
    Two dogs attacked a 62-year-old woman who was exercising on a track at a senior center on Long Island Thursday morning...The woman suffered serious wounds but was able to call police... Nassau County cops responded to the area, near Brookside Junior High School in North Merrick, and found the dogs attacking the woman at the edge of a parking lot. The dogs, believed to be pit bulls, shifted their focus to the officers, who fired at them. ... In a separate incident not far from this area, some dogs attacked an elderly man around 1 a.m. Authorities believe the same...
  • N. Korea: Pyongyang demands massive aid at talks on family reunions (Roundup)

    10/27/2010 8:13:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 1+ views
    DPA ^ | 10/27/10
    Pyongyang demands massive aid at talks on family reunions (Roundup) Oct 27, 2010, 15:48 GMT Seoul - North Korea on Wednesday tied the holding of regular reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War with substantial food aid from South Korea, the Unification Ministry in Seoul said. North Korea sees the aid 'as a kind of condition,' a ministry spokeswoman said. Pyongyang requested 500,000 tons of rice and 300,000 tons of fertilizer at the final day of two-day talks between the two neighbours' Red Cross associations, which ended in the North Korean border town of Kaesong without an agreement....
  • Suspect in Thai Blast Linked to Protest Group

    10/06/2010 9:35:44 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    (AP) via FOX NEWS.com ^ | October 6, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "BANGKOK – SNIPPET: "Police said a charred body recovered from the badly damaged building in Nonthaburi province, just north of Bangkok, probably is Samai Wongsuwan..." SNIPPET: ""There is a high probability that this is a bomb-making accident," said Nonthaburi police chief Maj. Gen. Supakit Srichantranon. He said police found bomb-making materials in the apartment, including fertilizer contained in fire extinguishers, electrical circuit boards and high-voltage batteries. Supakit said Samai was a suspect in the blast and in a bombing in the northern city of Chiang Mai. National police chief Gen. Wichean Potephosree told reporters the materials found at the...
  • China's Next Resource Push Targets Potash

    09/18/2010 6:24:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Caxin ^ | 09/17/10 | Yan Jiangning
    By staff reporter Yan Jiangning 09.17.2010 12:56 China's Next Resource Push Targets Potash Keeping Chinese farms supplied with fertilizer is the goal of a Zhongchuan Mining initiative at a Canadian mine (Beijing) -- Ever since the world's top mining concern BHP Billiton announced August 18 that it was bidding for Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, the world's largest potash producer, resource anxiety has been rising in China. Access to affordably priced potash that China needs to fertilize farm crops could become more challenging if BHP buys the Canadian company. China fears a new resource struggle similar to the battle it's waged...
  • Cameroon: Pirates seize 2 Russian sailors

    05/20/2010 7:56:11 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 31 replies · 974+ views
    LAGOS, Nigeria — A private security official says pirates kidnapped two Russian sailors during an attack on a cargo ship off the coast of Cameroon. The official told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the attack on the MV North Spirit occurred as the ship filled with fertilizer and soya beans was anchored off of Cameroon's commercial capital, Douala. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media, says about 20 pirates stole the ship's equipment and the sailors' personal belongings during the assault Sunday. The pirates took the ship's captain...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

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

    05/01/2010 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 159 replies · 2,869+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 01st 2010 | RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY
    Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare The scene at Times Square on Saturday night after police found a suspicious package inside a Pathfinder on West 45th Street. RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY May 1, 2010 A bomb in Times Square led to the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said. There was no explosion. “It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. The device, he said, contained “explosive...
  • Somali pirates hijack two ships

    12/29/2009 2:59:37 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 25 replies · 1,147+ views
    BBC ^ | Dec 29, 2009
    Somali pirates have captured two ships with 45 crew off the East African coast, officials say. A UK-flagged chemical tanker, the St James Park, was reportedly captured in the Gulf of Aden on Monday while on its way to Thailand from Spain. Its 26 crew hail from Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Georgia, India, Turkey and the Philippines. The Navios Apollon, a Panamanian-flagged Greek cargo ship with 19 crew, was hijacked north of the Seychelles. The 50,000-tonne carrier - which had been sailing from the US state of Florida to India - was boarded on Monday by 10 men in...
  • Videos show Toronto 18 members handling bomb materials

    10/21/2009 2:14:03 PM PDT · by fanfan · 14 replies · 839+ views
    The National Post ^ | Tuesday, October 20, 2009 | Stewart Bell
    BRAMPTON -- The two scrawny terrorists are unloading bags labeled ammonium nitrate from the back of a delivery truck when one of them looks up and recoils in shock, while his partner backs into a wall and raises his hands in surrender. A four-member police tactical team dressed all in black descends, laying them spread-eagled on the floor of the warehouse and cuffing their hands behind their backs before one of the officers raises his thumb to say mission accomplished. The dramatic arrests of Saad Khalid and Saad Gaya, members of the "Toronto 18" terrorist group that was planning to...
  • Another suspect in so-called 'Toronto 18' pleads guilty

    10/02/2009 10:51:21 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 481+ views
    THE GLOBE AND MAIL.com ^ | Last updated on Monday, Sep. 28, 2009 02:05PM EDT | COLIN FREEZE, Brampton, Ont.
    SNIPPET: "Saad Gaya, a 21-year old, admitted Monday that he was part of an al-Qaeda-inspired plot to build fertilizer-based truck bombs and explode them in downtown Toronto." SNIPPET: "With Mr. Gaya, Mr. Khalid, and Mr. Dirie having pleaded guilty in recent weeks, only seven adult accused are headed to trial at this point. More pleas are possible."
  • FBI Terror Probe Expands, Intensifies--Nearly All of the Bureau's U.S. Field Offices involved

    09/23/2009 11:43:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 44 replies · 2,408+ views
    wcbstv ^ | Sep 23, 2009 7:41 pm US/Eastern | CBS
    Investigation Into Alleged NYC Bomb Plot Includes Nearly All of the Bureau's U.S. Field OfficesCriminal Complaint Suggests Cops May Have Tipped-Off Zazi By Questioning New York Imam, Seizing CarThe FBI is expanding its investigation into an alleged terror plot targeting New York City, and nearly every one of the FBI's 57 field offices in the country and several overseas are now in on the case, working along with local police. On Wednesday, the NYPD was showing a new training video in precincts citywide detailing the intelligence from the agencies. Bomb Squad Commander Lt. Marc Torre narrates the video, giving regular...
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
    BULLETIN -- NEW YORK POLICE AND FBI RAID HOMES IN QUEENS IN TERRORISM INVESTIGATION.6 minutes ago from BNO Headquarters
  • Business Proposition to the Government Age Counseling Agency [vanity]

    08/05/2009 12:00:27 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 5 replies · 244+ views
    My twisted mind | August 04, 2009 | Attention Surplus Disorder
    Office of Government Health Care Counseling 21220 "L" Street Washington, DC 20021 Dear Sirs: I am anticipating the passage of some form of single payer, government controlled health plan later this year. I congratulate the Congress and our young president for the foresight and leadership they have displayed in this complex program so essential to the future prosperity and good health of our country. The reason for this letter is that I would like to be directed to the agency that will be handling the franchises for the disposition and processing of people deemed surplus to the productive needs of...
  • Suspicious bike destroyed near venue of Asia security meeting

    07/22/2009 10:37:08 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies · 464+ views
    Kyoto via Breitbart ^ | Jul 23, 2009 | N/A
    The Thai military on Thursday destroyed a suspicious motorcycle left unattended near the venue of a high-level Asia security meeting after security personnel suspected that explosives were loaded in the vehicle. After destroying the motorbike with high-pressured water cannon, security officials found no explosives in the motorbike, Thai Army Lt. Gen. Khanit Saphithak said. Khanit said the motorbike was left unattended for an hour in the prohibited area near the compound of Laguna Holiday Club, where delegates from North Korea and Laos are staying, and 300 meters away from the main entrance of the Sheraton Grande Laguna, where foreign ministers...
  • update on the William Rivers Pitt

    06/20/2009 3:42:06 PM PDT · by franksolich · 8 replies · 930+ views
    conservativecave ^ | JUne 20, 2009 | franksolich
    When I woke up early this morning, the cats were gone; all outdoors. Curious about the phenomenon, I went into the kitchen and looked out one of the large windows there. I had a visitor, the soil scientist. She was out in the garden, picking some of the "volunteer" broccoli. It was very foggy early this morning, but she saw me looking at her, and waved. For a chick from a wealthy family in southern Maryland, she looked as natural and wholesome and contented as strawberries-and-cream out here in the Sandhills of Nebraska. She's average height for a woman (i.e.,...
  • OBAMA'S JUSTICE DEPT WILL ALLOW NON-CITIZENS TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN GEORGIA

    06/02/2009 10:47:35 AM PDT · by hecht · 56 replies · 2,126+ views
    OBAMA'S JUSTICE DEPT WILL ALLOW NON-CITIZENS TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN GEORGIA Any shot for Americans to take back this country from the hard left in 2010/2012 is looking increasingly dim .... Obama Justice Department Decision Will Allow Non-Citizens to Register to Vote in Georgia (hat tip Clyde) Decision Bars Georgia From Continuing Voter Verification Process Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel issued the following statement following the U.S. Department of Justice’s denial of preclearance of Georgia’s voter verification process Atlanta - “The decision by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to deny preclearance of Georgia’s already implemented citizenship verification...
  • 1,000 Pounds of Fertilizer Stolen; Police Searching for Burglars (Alabama)

    05/02/2009 1:24:43 PM PDT · by Stoat · 98 replies · 3,434+ views
    WHNT-19 News ^ | April 30, 2009 | Clarissa Stephens
    1,000 Pounds of Fertilizer Stolen, Police searching for burglarsClarissa Stephens, Shoals Bureau ReporterApril 30, 2009Burglars targeted a Tuscumbia business early Thursday morning. What's most alarming is what the thieves took from business. The stolen property is potential dangerous material. Approximately 1,000 pounds of high-grade nitrate fertilizer was taken from Greens Keepers on Gann Boulevard in Tuscumbia. The company handles fertilization and weed control for residential and commercial lawns. The owner, John Wagner, says he's been in business for twelve years and nothing like this has ever happened. "It's very unusual," says Wagner. "It was a very big shock to walk...
  • Trio not guilty of helping 7/7 London bombers

    04/29/2009 4:22:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 508+ views
    GUARDIAN.co.uk ^ | April 28, 2009, 17:01 BST | Rachel Williams
    Note: Photo included. Trio not guilty of helping 7/7 London bombers Jury clears men of conspiring with four bombers over London 2005 explosions that killed 52 Rachel Williams guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 28 April 2009 17.01 BST Three British Muslims were today cleared of helping the 7 July bombers choose their targets by carrying out a reconnaissance mission in London seven months before the attacks that killed 52 people and injured almost 1,000. A jury at Kingston crown court unanimously found Waheed Ali, 25, Sadeer Saleem, 28, and Mohammed Shakil, 32, all from Beeston, Leeds, not guilty of conspiring with the four...
  • Kroger recalls pistachios sold in Texas

    03/30/2009 5:21:14 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 460+ views
    chron ^ | March 30, 2009, 6:33PM
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Kroger supermarkets is recalling 10-ounce packages of pistachios sold in Texas and 30 other states over fears of possible salmonella contamination.
  • Truck carrying 600 pounds of nitrate stolen in Dania Beach [Florida]

    03/19/2009 1:48:36 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 65 replies · 6,075+ views
    Truck carrying 600 pounds of nitrate stolen in Dania Beach
  • 4 tons of fertilizer stolen in Frederick

    03/02/2009 7:55:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 112 replies · 3,153+ views
    WTOP ^ | 3/2/09 | staff
    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Frederick police say four tons of fertilizer have been stolen from a farm supply store. The fertilizer disappeared from the Southern States store in the 500 block of East South Street in Frederick some time Saturday night or early Sunday. A store representative told police that 2,000 pounds of urea and 6,000 pounds of other fertilizer are missing. The fertilizer was in white 50-pound bags with a company logo. Lt. Clark Pennington says they don't know what the motive behind the theft is, but they have notified the Maryland Coordination Analysis Center, which alerts all federal...
  • Town Pays People for Using Proper Potty

    07/07/2008 11:20:01 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 6 replies · 132+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.08.2008 | Web India 123
    A remote Indian town has come up with a government-backed plan to teach people health safety by giving them cash for using the toilet, a resident says. Residents of Musiri in the Tamil Nadu state can earn 14 cents a month by going to the bathroom in a specially made potty, CNN reported Monday. The amount of cash involved may not seem large but it could help needy families supplement their income by simply doing nature's business, the report said. In addition to promoting good hygiene habits, the program is focused on providing waste to fertilizer-testing research efforts. We're motivating...
  • Uralkali Billionaire Buys Trump's Florida Home

    06/23/2008 2:13:28 AM PDT · by Roy Tucker · 24 replies · 811+ views
    The Moscow Times.com ^ | 23 June, 2008
    YEKATERINBURG — Urals fertilizer billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev is the new owner of Florida's most expensive house after paying U.S. property tycoon Donald Trump $100 million for the waterfront property. Rybolovlev, whose fortune has soared by $10 billion in the last year on an unprecedented boom in demand for fertilizers, said through a spokesman that the purchase was an investment and that he had no plans to swap Moscow life for the Florida coast. Trump more than doubled his money on the sale of Maison de l'Amitie, a 3,000-square-meter mansion on Palm Beach bought for $41.4 million at a bankruptcy auction...
  • High cost and demand for fertilizer scares farmers

    06/04/2008 4:08:53 AM PDT · by decimon · 40 replies · 87+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 4, 2008 | James Hannah
    DAYTON — Corn stalks normally dominate the fields of farmer Lyle McKanna. But this summer, leafy green soybean plants will swallow up more acreage than ever. McKanna, who farms 800 acres near Lima, has replaced more than one-fourth of his corn crop with soybeans, which require far less fertilizer. In part because of a global surge in demand, the price of fertilizer has skyrocketed 228 percent since 2000, forcing U.S. farmers to switch crops, cut back on fertilizer or search for manure as a substitute. Wholesalers and retailers are scrambling to find and buy fertilizer and juggle what supplies they...