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  • Massive pileup shuts I-10 in Texas; 2 dead

    11/22/2012 8:20:56 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 50 replies
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | November 22, 2012 | unattributed
    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Two people died and more than 80 people were hurt Thursday when at least 100 vehicles collided in Southeast Texas in a pileup that left trucks twisted on top of each other and authorities rushing to pull survivors from the wreckage. The collision occurred in extremely foggy conditions at about 8:45 a.m. Thanksgiving Day on Interstate 10 southwest of Beaumont, a Gulf Coast city about 80 miles east of Houston. A man and a woman were killed in a Chevy Suburban SUV crushed by a tractor trailer, the Texas Department of Public Safety told KFDM-TV. Officials...
  • Benghazi: Obama Emerges from the Fog of War

    10/31/2012 12:30:10 AM PDT · by Son House · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 29, 2012 | Bing West
    Our ambassador to Libya was killed in our own consulate in Benghazi on the night of September 11. For the next six weeks, President Obama repeated the same talking point: The morning after the attack, he ordered increased security in our embassies in the region. Suddenly, on the campaign trail in Denver on October 26, he changed his story. “The minute I found out what was happening . . . I gave the directive,” he said, “to make sure we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to do. I guarantee you everybody in the CIA and military...
  • Benghazi: Obama Emerges from the Fog of War

    10/29/2012 6:37:38 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/29/2012 | Bing West
    Our ambassador to Libya was killed in our own consulate in Benghazi on the night of September 11. For the next six weeks, President Obama repeated the same talking point: The morning after the attack, he ordered increased security in our embassies in the region. Suddenly, on the campaign trail in Denver on October 26, he changed his story. “The minute I found out what was happening . . . I gave the directive,” he said, “to make sure we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to do. I guarantee you everybody in the CIA and military...
  • Surf not to be mist: 'Cloud tsunami' envelops Florida city (PHOTOS)

    02/11/2012 5:48:05 AM PST · by SES1066 · 17 replies · 2+ views
    A misty “tsunami” has hit the coastline of Panama City, Florida, USA. A helicopter pilot managed to capture rare phenomenon and has posted breathtaking photos on Facebook. ­JR Hott, who makes his living, flying tourists in a helicopter over the city and the Gulf of Mexico, took photos of clouds of fog developing over buildings while hovering over Panama City’s coastline.
  • Severe Fog Envelopes Many Parts of Dubai

    10/20/2010 9:29:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | Joseph George
    However, no major accidents were reported Thursday morningSevere fog enveloped most parts of Dubai this morning bringing the visibility down to less than 30 metres in several areas and slowing down traffic movement. The Roads and Transport Authority’s Intelligent Traffic System displayed signs on most foggy areas alerting drivers to reduce speed and switch on the fog lights. However no major accidents have been reported so far. Meanwhile the weather forecast for today is that relatively hot weather during daytime with mild to pleasant weather at night especially over the internal and mountainous areas. According to the met department, “some...
  • Astronomers Discover Fog At Titan's South Pole

    12/21/2009 3:08:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 481+ views
    Aside from Earth, Saturn's largest moon, Titan, looks to be the only place in the solar system with copious quantities of liquid (largely, liquid methane and ethane) sitting on its surface. But that's not the only similarity our home and Titan share. A team of planetary astronomers recently announced that the two share yet another feature, which is inextricably linked with that surface liquid: common fog. The team discussed their findings in a recent paper published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters as well as in a presentation at the American Geophysical Union's 2009 Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Astronomers say...
  • Cajon Pass closed following 50 car pileup

    06/10/2009 10:32:12 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 11 replies · 1,214+ views
    Pasadena Star News ^ | 06/10/2009 | Unattributed
    SAN BERNARDINO - As many as 50 vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction accident early Wednesday in fog on the north 15 freeway in the Cajon Pass, with injuries reported and wreckage scattered for a half-mile, authorities said. The number and severity of injuries was not immediately known, California Highway Patrol Officer Jacki Parent said. The chain-reaction collision began when two tractor-trailer rigs crashed in northbound lanes, officers said. Motorist Phil Cokkinos told KTTV's "Good Day LA" program by phone that he saw three separate multi-vehicle accidents as he zigzagged along Interstate 15 near the summit of Cajon Pass. The...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Sep. 28 - Oct. 4, 2008: Yellow Mountains of China

    10/01/2008 6:21:52 AM PDT · by cogitator · 15 replies · 773+ views
    Keeping with the arts theme, I went back to Staud for these two images of the Yellow Mountains of China. The linked page has a few more.
  • Protestants and Sola Scriptura

    05/03/2008 4:38:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 2,190 replies · 724+ views
    Catholic Net ^ | George Sim Johnston
    Scripture, our Evangelical friends tell us, is the inerrant Word of God. Quite right, the Catholic replies; but how do you know this to be true? It's not an easy question for Protestants, because, having jettisoned Tradition and the Church, they have no objective authority for the claims they make for Scripture. There is no list of canonical books anywhere in the Bible, nor does any book (with the exception of St. John's Apocalypse) claim to be inspired. So, how does a "Bible Christian" know the Bible is the Word of God? If he wants to avoid a train of...
  • Agency Helps Clarity Emerge From Fog of War

    03/19/2008 4:32:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 98+ views
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, March 19, 2008 – Multinational Division Center formed in spring 2007 as part of the U.S. troop surge. The progress made since then has been well-documented, as soldiers have built a network of patrol bases covering the “belts” of suburbs and agricultural communities surrounding southern and eastern Baghdad. What is less well-known is the surge in support required from other U.S. government agencies in bringing about those gains. In Multinational Division Center, one of the most significant of those surge partners is the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. The NGA – a Defense Department support agency and a member...
  • Massive Pileup Closes California Highway

    11/03/2007 11:23:03 AM PDT · by yorkie · 69 replies · 350+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 3, 2007
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Collisions on a foggy freeway Saturday resulted in a pileup of as many as 100 vehicles and the deaths of at least two people, the California Highway Patrol said. The collisions included nine big rigs on northbound Highway 99 just south of Fresno, CHP Officer Scott Jobinger said. "It looks like we had a chain reaction crash in that fog," Jobinger said. Rescuers extracted several people whose vehicles were pinned under tractor trailers, he said. The number of people injured was not yet known. Authorities said no hazardous materials appeared to have been spilled in the...
  • Parents say (Army) son rejects plea deal in Iraq killings, is innocent

    08/09/2007 10:49:28 PM PDT · by xzins · 37 replies · 1,320+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 9 Aug 07 | AP
    Mother: Son did not kill innocent Iraqis Family reflects on ordeal involving Candler soldier ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The parents of a North Carolina soldier charged with killing three Iraqis and planting weapons on them say their son turned down a plea offer and maintains his innocence. Staff Sgt. Michael A. Hensley, of Candor, is one of three soldiers charged with murder and obstruction of justice. The deaths occurred between April and June south of Baghdad. "In your worst nightmare, you don't think something like this could happen," Jannette Hensley said Tuesday. The Hensleys are from the Asheville area and have...
  • The Great Christmas Standstill (Heathrow - Fog)

    12/22/2006 10:58:50 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 847+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-22-2006 | David Millward - Richard Holt
    The great Christmas standstill By David Millward, Transport Correspondent and Richard Holt Last Updated: 5:57pm GMT 22/12/2006 The misery has worsened for passengers at Britain’s airports today as freezing fog forced hundreds of domestic and European flights to be cancelled. A blanket of fog engulfs a runway at Heathrow People stranded at Heathrow woke from a few hours sleep slumped over café tables to hear the news that further flights had been cancelled. Whilst conditions are still predicted to be bad overnight, forecasts for the weekend have improved. British Airways plans to start operating domestic services in and out of...
  • Where Little Cable Cars Climb Halfway to the Stars

    12/16/2006 8:17:38 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 27 replies · 1,060+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 16 December 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    In more than twenty years of columns, I’ve never written one specifically for a new publication. But every rule has its exceptions. This is for the San Francisco News, launched just a week ago by my friends from the Canyon News in Los Angeles. And, if any place in the US is nostalgic to me, San Francisco is the place. I graduated from college and got married in 1964. My intention was to go to law school, and I applied various places. Boalt Hall, at the University of California in Berkeley, gave me a maybe, so I drove to California...
  • Fog or no fog, a broken foghorn wails on

    02/09/2006 3:15:12 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 16 replies · 535+ views
    newstrack ^ | 2-9-06 | upi
    MONTEREY, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- There may be no fog and it's the middle of the day, but Monterey's broken foghorn wails away -- around the clock because its switch is stuck "on." Its switch is stuck and nobody locally can fix it, said Boatswain Mate First Class Lance Benedict of the Coast Guard. The guard's repair unit, based in San Francisco, has been alerted. The foghorn is at the end of the Coast Guard Pier off Lighthouse Avenue to prevent water travelers from running into the breakwall, Benedict said. When conditions were foggy a couple of nights ago,...
  • Fog...

    04/13/2005 6:04:03 AM PDT · by Just Kimberly · 10 replies · 269+ views
    Just Me - Everday ^ | 4-13-2005 | Just Kimberly
    Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Fog... At 6:30 a.m., on a cool Spring morning, I set out to take my youngest child to school. I say child as though he is still in fourth grade - but the truth is - more a young man, at the tender age of sixteen - now worrying about his driver's license and of course, a girl. I get him safely to school - after maneuvering through the foggy back roads of our home county - luckily I know every bump in the road, and the car sort of steers itself. He is busily talking...
  • Marines arrive in Norway for Exercise Battle Griffin

    03/02/2005 2:00:16 AM PST · by franksolich · 5 replies · 455+ views
    U.S. Marines ^ | March 1, 2005 | Phil Mehringer
    HAIA, Norway (March 1, 2005) -- The depth of the snow near the field training area during Exercise Battle Griffin stands nearly 2 meters. The temperature is a crisp, steady, 12 degrees Fahrenheit - brrrrr!Although the sun is lengthening its daily routine in and around central Norway, dangerous conditions are extreme. Teams have been out testing the snow and electronic transmitters have been issued to all land force participants in case of an avalanche.In these conditions, just getting to the training ranges is a success.The Marines of Marine Air Ground Task Force 25 assembled near the city of Trondheim in...
  • 2 die in I-96 crashes; 200 vehicles involved

    01/13/2005 6:39:04 AM PST · by apackof2 · 19 replies · 691+ views
    Lansing State Journal ^ | 1/13/05 | Kelly Hassett
    <p>In dense afternoon fog Wednesday, about 200 cars smashed into one another in a series of crashes that killed two people and left mangled vehicles piled up over a seven-mile stretch.</p> <p>The crash - mid-Michigan's worst in recent history - shut down all lanes of Interstate 96 from U.S. 127 to beyond Webberville. A total of 37 people, including three with severe injuries, were taken to three hospitals.</p>
  • At least 2 dead in pileups on I-96 near Lansing (now 200 cars - both directions in fog)

    01/12/2005 9:11:46 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 3 replies · 513+ views
    AP ^ | 1-12-05 | David Eggert
    At least 2 dead in pileups on I-96 near Lansing 1/12/2005, 11:16 p.m. ET By DAVID EGGERT The Associated Press ALAIEDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Two people were killed and at least 37 others were injured in multiple pileups involving about 200 vehicles in thick fog Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 96 east of Lansing, authorities said. A 14-year-old boy was killed when the sports utility vehicle he was riding in and about 10 other vehicles — including a semi — crashed in the westbound lanes about 3 p.m. EST near Williamston, Ingham County sheriff's officials said. The boy's mother and...
  • At least 50 vehicles piled up on I-96 near Lansing (fog)

    01/12/2005 2:11:57 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 11 replies · 494+ views
    AP ^ | 1-12-05
    At least 50 vehicles piled up on I-96 near Lansing 1/12/2005, 4:31 p.m. ET The Associated Press ALAIEDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An estimated 50 to 75 vehicles piled up in thick fog on eastbound Interstate 96 east of Lansing on Wednesday afternoon, the Ingham County Sheriff's Department said. There were injuries and at least one fatality, but details were not yet known, Capt. Rick Miller said. "It's very foggy out there, so we were having trouble counting the vehicles," Miller said. The pileup occurred on I-96 near Williamston. A portion of the interstate was shut down in both directions...
  • BASE jumper dies in leap off radio tower

    11/19/2004 7:20:23 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 154 replies · 5,156+ views
    pioneer press ^ | Nov. 19, 2004 | KEVIN HARTER
    Brooklyn Park skydiver, known as expert in risky hobby, apparently misjudged area
  • New Jersey Turnpike CLOSED due to fog

    02/23/2003 8:11:29 AM PST · by Xthe17th · 36 replies · 341+ views
    Fox News Channel
    Just announced that the ENTIRE New Jersey Turnpike has been CLOSED due to fog.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 1-23-03

    01/22/2003 11:41:51 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 8 replies · 275+ views
    NASA ^ | 1-23-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 January 23 Launch of the Sun Pillar Credit & Copyright: Lauri A. Kangas Explanation: On January 16, NASA's space shuttle Columbia roared into blue morning skies above Kennedy Space Center on STS-107, the first shuttle mission of 2003. But this is not a picture of that launch! It was taken on the morning of January 16 though, at sunrise, looking eastward toward Lake Ontario from just outside...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 12-30-02

    12/30/2002 12:21:46 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 10 replies · 365+ views
    NASA ^ | 12-30-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 December 30 A Sun Pillar Credit & Copyright: Dave Liquorice Explanation: Have you ever seen a sun pillar? When the air is cold and the Sun is rising or setting, falling ice crystals can reflect sunlight and create an unusual column of light. Ice sometimes forms flat, stop-sign shaped crystals as it falls from high-level clouds. Air resistance causes these crystals to lie nearly flat much of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 11-22-02

    11/21/2002 9:24:12 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 4 replies · 189+ views
    NASA ^ | 11-22-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 November 22 Full Moon, Lake, and Leonids Indeed Credit & Copyright: Image: Blake Suddeth; Haiku "Leonids Indeed": Susan Ode Explanation: Full of itself moon - EVERYONE SHOULD LOOK AT ME.What's 33 years? And for those who need a story ... photographer Blake Suddeth took over a hundred digital pictures early Tuesday morning in order to capture this single, gorgeous 10 second exposure of a "Leonid of the...
  • Rape vs Multiculturalism. Rape loses.

    10/22/2002 5:05:28 PM PDT · by rocknotsand · 22 replies · 349+ views
    ABC radio Australia (our NPR) ^ | Oct 22 2002 | radio transcript
    Customary Law and Sentencing Summary:Today we look at a controversial sentencing decision in the N.T. where a 50 year old traditional Aboriginal man was sentenced to only a day’s imprisonment for the statutory rape of his promised wife [child bride -ed]. Freeper summary inserted: politically correctness / cultural marxism fogs the view of society elites and gatekeepers - graduates and learned people. Here seen (below) reaping the whirlwind of social engineering, humanism, UNESCO multiculturalism and relative morality -- Australian justice is standing on sand not rock and I blame the judicial activism that infects even the highest court in the...
  • 25 Vehicles in fiery, fatal I-43 crash (Sheboygan, WI)

    10/11/2002 8:36:31 AM PDT · by PLOM...NOT! · 11 replies · 908+ views
    Journal Sential, AP | Oct, 11, 2002
    Cedar Grove - More than two dozen vehicles were involved in a deadly, fiery crash on a foggy interstate highway Friday morning, the Wisconsin State Patrol says. Sheboygan County Sheriff's Capt. Dave Adams said there were fatalities in the accident, but it was too early to know how many. Authorities had no immediate word on other injuries. Sheriff's authorities closed parts of Interstate 43 near the Sheboygan-Ozaukee county line after the 7:30 a.m. accident. The accident involved at least 25 vehicles in both the southbound and northbound lanes, according to the State Patrol. At least eight vehicles were on fire,...