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  • Sprawling opium poppy field found in Northern California

    05/16/2018 6:24:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/15/18 | Robert Gearty
    **SNIP** In a statement on Monday, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office reported a shocking find: a small poppy field on a private plot near a road in Moss Landing, about 15 miles northeast of Monterey, that could produce some four pounds of heroin annually. “Over the weekend the Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division eradicated one acre of opium poppies, which contained approximately 27,000 plants of opium poppies and another 16,500 harvested plants,” the statement said. Those plants could have produced a pound and a half of heroin. The plot could have been harvested three times a year. “The street value of...
  • NASA’s magnetic field mission looking for green energy (or a powerful new weapon perhaps?)

    03/16/2015 10:47:56 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    STGIST ^ | 3/14/15 | Carlo Diokno
    NASA’s magnetic field mission looking for green energy In addition to learning more about the magnetic field of the Earth, and the ubiquitous but hard to understand “magnetic reconnection,” NASA’s new MMS mission is also looking for ways to harness the power of magnetism, and produce clean energy. NASA’s MMS mission will investigate magnetic reconnection.Findings from this mission could lead to production of green energy from magnetism.Magnetic reconnection is ubiquitous in the cosmos, but it’s still poorly understood. After years of intensive planning, with countless days of engineering works, data analysis, and more, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday successfully launched the...
  • The Chameleon in the Vacuum Chamber (physics, dark energy)

    01/14/2015 10:38:37 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    The Chameleon in the Vacuum Chamber A new proposal for an experiment that could test the presence of a fifth force with unprecedented precision. It still amazes me that everything I see is made up of only some few dozen particles and four interactions. For all we know. But maybe this isn’t all there is? Physicists have been speculating for a while now that our universe needs a fifth fundamental force, one responsible for the phenomenon of dark energy, to maintain the observed expansion rate. Although this idea has been around for more than a decade, it has turned...
  • How To Field Strip A 1911

    07/30/2013 7:39:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/26/13 | fmgpubs
    Knowing how to safely field strip a 1911 pistol is a must for any new shooter. American Handgunner's Roy Huntington breaks this down into a simple step-by-step process.
  • Reverse Terraforming (for Supervillains only)

    05/18/2012 10:41:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker
    Starts with a Bang ^ | 5/17/12 | Ethan Siegel
    "The Earth destroys its fools, but the intelligent destroy the Earth."-Khalid ibn al-Walid Usually, when we talk about terraforming, we think about taking a presently uninhabitable planet and making it suitable for terrestrial life. This means taking a world without an oxygen-rich atmosphere, with watery oceans, and without the means to sustain them, and to transform it into an Earth-like world. The obvious choice, when it comes to our Solar System, is Mars. (Image credit: Daein Ballard.) The red planet, after all, is not a total stranger to these conditions. On the contrary, for the first billion-and-a-half years of our...
  • President Obama to Visit an Oil Field!! (What a joke)

    03/19/2012 2:42:18 PM PDT · by Signalman · 32 replies · 1+ views
    whitehousedossier ^ | 3/19/2012 | Keith Koffler
    With gasoline prices marching north, President Obama next week will take a break from worshipping the sun and putting his finger to the wind when he actually highlights energy projects that provide lots of energy. The White House is desperate to repair the damage being done to Obama’s campaign by the price at the pump, and aides have suddenly begun portraying him as a great apostle of oil and gas drilling. In what may go down as one of the worst political blunders of his presidency, Obama late last year bowed to environmentalists’ pressure and rejected the Keystone pipeline’s route...
  • Defense Sec. Panetta unaware of $750,000 Gitmo soccer field

    02/29/2012 5:28:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 4+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/29/12 | Caroline May
    In the wake of the revelation that the Department of Defense has spend $750,000 on a soccer field for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp pressed Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on his knowledge of the expenditure at a Budget Committee hearing on Wednesday. Panetta denied knowledge of the project. “Did you know that apparently federal taxpayers are paying for a $750,000 soccer field at Gitmo? Is that something that the Department of Defense knew about?” Huelskamp asked Panetta. “I’m sorry, what was that?” Panetta replied. “A $750,000 soccer field at Gitmo that was just announced by...
  • Botched PAT call hands Toledo yet another close loss (Updated)

    09/25/2011 2:02:24 AM PDT · by rawhide · 1 replies ^ | 9-24-11 | Graham Watson
    BIG EAST Conference coordinator of football officiating Terry McAulay has issued the following statement, with regard to a play in the fourth quarter of Saturday's football game between Syracuse and Toledo. "After studying the videos of the Syracuse extra point attempt at 2:07 of the fourth quarter, we have concluded that the ruling on the field that the kick passed between the uprights was incorrect, and that the replay official made an error in failing to reverse that ruling. In reviewing the video, we have determined that the angle from behind the kicking team shows conclusively that the ball passes...
  • Field Poll: Obama approval rating at 46% in state (Even in California: Time for Change?)

    09/14/2011 9:40:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies ^ | 9/14/11 | Joe Garofoli
    Even as President Obama's approval rating has plummeted across the nation, it was always sunnier in California. Until now. For the first time since Obama became president in January 2009, fewer than half (46 percent) of California voters approve of his performance as president - a figure that's dropped eight percentage points in three months, according to a Field Poll survey of attitudes toward Obama released today. The poll of 1,001 registered state voters was taken Sept. 1-12. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points. Nationally, 43.9 percent of respondents approve of Obama's job performance, according...
  • NASA Photos Bring Millions of Galaxies and Asteroids Down to Earth

    04/18/2011 4:49:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies ^ | 4/15/11 | Clara Moskowitz
    NASA has unveiled a flood of photos showing millions galaxies, stars and asteroids photographed by a prolific sky-mapping telescope that ended its mission earlier this year. For the first time, the space agency publicly released more than half of the 2.7 million images taken by its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope during its mission to map the entire sky. WISE launched in December 2009 and spent 14 months scanning the heavens in infrared light before shutting down this past February. The $320 million space telescope hunted for asteroids and comets, as well as more distant cosmic objects revealed by...
  • Sex Abuse Convictions Overturned on Appeal

    04/04/2011 4:33:08 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines
    ROCHESTER—A state appeals court has overturned sex abuse charges against an Ontario County man and ordered a new trial. In doing so, the court also admonished the Ontario County District Attorney’s office for improper comments made during trial. In a decision released Friday (April 1), the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, ruled that Richard M. Wildrick’s rights were violated when the Ontario County Court refused to issue subpoenas for the school records of one of his alleged victims, an underage boy. That refusal, the court held, denied Wildrick his right to a fair trial because the prosecution had...
  • Decapitated body, explosive device found in Evanston park (Chicagoland)

    09/14/2010 2:47:00 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 67 replies · 1+ views
    SunTimes ^ | 9-14-10 | Bob Seidenberg, Kim Janssen
    Evanston police are investigating an early morning explosion that left one man dead Tuesday and led to the evacuation of residents and the closure of a middle school. Police secured the area around the Nichols Middle School and Fitzsimmons Park, where the decapitated body of an unidentified male and an explosive device were found shortly before 6 a.m. At Tuesday afternoon news conference, Evanston Police Commander Tom Guenther said authorities were taking the explosion “extremely seriously’’ but did not yet understand what the bomber’s intentions were. Police refused to identify the man who died and said they had not determined...
  • KEYNES AT HARVARD Economic Deception as a Political Credo

    04/02/2010 3:06:54 PM PDT · by narses · 15 replies · 519+ views
    PREFACE HOW THIS BOOK CAME TO BE WRITTEN By Zygmund Dobbs In 1957 a Harvard alumni group asked this writer to initiate a study of leftist infiltration at Harvard University. Previous efforts to find a qualified Harvard alumnus for the task had proved unfruitful. This was a period when America was still in shock over scandals involving traitorous government officials in the service of the Stalinist terror apparatus. Disloyal Ivy leaguers had used the wealth and resources of the United States to undermine their own country. Incredibly, at the same time, they were able to betray over 600 million people...
  • Eastern Washington literally seeing red over new turf (inspired by Boise State's Turf)

    01/28/2010 10:51:04 AM PST · by greatdefender · 18 replies · 573+ views ^ | Jan 28, 2010 | Matt Hinton
    Boise State has its infamous "Smurf Turf," and Nebraska has what it likes to call the "Sea of Red" to describe the vast crowd inside Lincoln's Memorial Stadium. As of next fall, though, neither of them will have anything on I-AA Eastern Washington, which announced plans Wednesday to install an actual field of red: Taking a cue from Boise State's famous blue turf, Eastern Washington is planning to install an artificial red playing surface inside its football stadium. The Big Sky program's official school colors are red and white. Former EWU star Michael Roos, now in the NFL with the...
  • Reversing Field, ADL Blasts J Street Over Palin

    11/20/2009 10:25:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 526+ views
    Commentary ^ | 11/20/09 | Jonathan Tobin
    ays after the ADL pandered to its liberal adherents with a report that attempted in part to link mainstream conservative critics of the Obama administration with extremists, the venerable watchdog group tilted in the other direction with a blast aimed at J Street, the leftist lobby that seeks to undermine the pro-Israel consensus in Washington. According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, ADL national director Abe Foxman called up the wire service last night to condemn J Street for its attack on Sarah Palin’s recent statement opposing Obama’s stand on Jewish settlements. JTA’s Capital J blog said Foxman termed J Street’s...
  • Lawyers Call for Changes in International Law to Help ‘Climate Exiles’ (More muslims in our future?)

    10/16/2009 4:30:33 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies · 581+ views
    CNS News ^ | October 16, 2009 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – International law dealing with refugees should be amended to cover people affected by disasters attributed to climate change, environmental lawyers are arguing. With the United Nations and others predicting upward of 200 million people being displaced by 2050 as a result of environmental changes, the London-based Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD) says they will need help dealing with “statelessness and compensation.” “International refugee law focuses on those who are persecuted for political, racial or religious reasons,” the organization’s director, Joy Hyvarinen, said in a statement Thursday. “It was not designed for those who are left...
  • Swine Flu Draws a Shrug, Field Poll Finds

    10/06/2009 4:44:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 386+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 | Erin Allday
    Half of Californians are not particularly worried about the swine flu, and most people trust that the state has the resources to keep them healthy if an influenza outbreak occurs, according to a recent Field Poll survey released Monday. Despite repeated messages from federal and state officials that the swine flu - a form of influenza Type A, subtype H1N1 - could be a serious public health threat, 49 percent of survey respondents said they were not very concerned about the virus or not concerned at all. Bay Area respondents were especially worry-free - 54 percent said they were not...
  • Israel ‘Super Gas’ Field is World’s Largest in 18 Months

    08/26/2009 10:55:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1,427+ views ^ | 8/26/09 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Tamar gas field, 50 miles off the Haifa coast, keeps getting bigger with every report, and the gas discovery now is estimated to be the world’s largest in 18 months. The Scotland-based Wood Mackenzie research and consulting firm assessed the value of the field at $8 billion, approximately double that of local analysts. The latest upside projection comes less than two weeks after another revised estimate that the reserves are 16 percent higher than previously thought. Changing gas prices could make the gas worth anywhere between $3.5-$17 billion in the future, and partners in the offshore project are preparing...
  • Fort Sill Spouses Go Through ‘Field Exercises’

    04/29/2009 4:29:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 302+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 29, 2009 – More than 300 military spouses attended one of two "Field Exercises" recently at Fort Sill, Okla., designed to assist them in dealing with life while their deployed spouses are away. Tara Crooks, foreground, and Starlett "Star" Henderson, founders of Army Wife Network, listen to spouses share their personal deployment experiences during a "Field Exercise" event held April 23-24, 2009, at Fort Sill, Okla. More than 300 spouses gathered for the two-day event, created to empower and rejuvenate military spouses whose husbands are deployed. Courtesy photo   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Starlett "Star"...
  • 40,000 flock to fields for farmers' leftovers

    11/24/2008 7:21:54 AM PST · by mlocher · 31 replies · 1,642+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 24, 2008 | AP
    <p>PLATTEVILLE, Colo. (AP) -- A farm couple got a huge surprise when they opened their fields to anyone who wanted to pick up free vegetables left over after the harvest -- 40,000 people showed up.</p> <p>Joe and Chris Miller's fields were picked so clean Saturday that a second day of gleaning -- the ancient practice of picking up leftover food in farm fields -- was canceled yesterday.</p>