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  • NBC Gives the Golden Gate Bridge an Extra Tower

    09/17/2013 1:47:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Tue., Sep. 17 2013 | Mollie McWilliams
    Something doesn't look quite right A Redditor with a good eye caught this still from NBC's Sunday night pregame show Football Night in America, where if you look closely, the Golden Gate Bridge has an extra tower. Also in this redesign of the bridge, the suspension cables just drift into space from the three towers (No need for those! They're just decoration!). We're not sure who is photo shopping like mad over at NBC, but one would hope that the person in charge would know the Golden Gate only has two towers. And if they didn't know, maybe they could...
  • How to un-elect Obama & let House of Reps pick the President (I need to believe this)

    11/17/2012 12:41:56 PM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 42 replies
    SWLA Tea Party ^ | November 16, 2012 | Steve Farber
    According to Article II of the U.S. Constitution AND the 12th Amendment - if 1/3rd of the States do not cast their votes in the Electoral College -- then the matter falls onto the House of Representatives to choose the President. In other words -- if we pressure Congressmen, State Party Officials, and groups such as Tea Party Patriots, Heritage Foundation, etc., to call on RED States to NOT have their Electors cast their vote -- then the House of Reps CAN ...
  • Murdered ambassador sent cable warning of threats on day of Benghazi attack

    10/08/2012 7:02:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    A number of media sources have fresh looks at the Obama administration's handling of security in the weeks before the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi drove us out of eastern Libya and killed four Americans, including US Ambassador J. Christopher Stephens. First, Fox News reported yesterday that the State Department decided to stick to its schedule of rotating out a 16-man Special Ops team assigned to diplomatic security in Benghazi, just weeks before the attack in August. They were joined in their exit by a six-man security team from the State Department itself:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Accidental Death of Libyan at US Embassy in Tripoli

    09/12/2012 4:22:12 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 25 replies
    Tripoli Post ^ | September 8, 2012 | By Hind Turki
    In an unfortunate fatal accident on Tuesday, a Libyan guard was reportedly crushed to death by the entrance gate of the US embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The incident occurred when the gate lethally dislodged from its pathway and fell on the guard. The embassy, which is located in Walie Al-Ahed road in the Sidi Slim area, has a large, heavy gate that bars the entrance and is manned by guards for security measures. The gate is intended to be controlled mechanically, however due to damages allegedly sustained by the mechanism, the gate has to be manually opened and...
  • Shiloh’s Gate: Episode One

    08/26/2010 1:01:18 PM PDT · by Nachum
    colonybay.net ^ | 8/26/10 | Colony Bay
    Recorded live in the old packing shed at Riley’s Farm on August 14th, 2010. Cast: Victoria Jackson, Sonja Schmidt, Basil Hoffman, Ari David, Stephen Smith, Vontress Mitchell, Emily Lewis, Eric Draizin, Megan Riley, Joe Feeney, David Leslie Thomas and James Riley (CAST PHOTOS BELOW). Podcast: Play in new window Haven’t you had just about enough of the arrogant “progressive” worldview? Well, so have we! It got us thinking – what would happen if a small town somewhere in America managed to somehow protect itself from this crazy upside-down way of looking at things? Might be a pretty nice place to...
  • Maggots force plane back to gate in Atlanta

    06/30/2010 2:38:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 62 replies
    APhosted ^ | 6-30-10 | KATE BRUMBACK
    Maggots falling from an overhead bin from a spoiled container of meat forced a US Airways flight to return to the gate so the bin could be cleaned. Passenger Donna Adamo said she noticed a couple of flies on the Monday flight when she got to her seat but didn't think much of it. Then, as the plane was taxiing, she heard a passenger behind her causing a commotion and refusing to take her seat. "Then I heard the word 'maggot' and that kind of got everybody creeped out," she said. "All of a sudden, I felt somebody flick the...
  • Two people in custody in MacDill AFB incident (CentCom being probed?)

    06/14/2010 6:43:26 PM PDT · by representativerepublic · 7 replies · 686+ views
    TAMPA-- MacDill AFB closed the Bayshore gate due to an "on-base incident" Monday night. Two people are in custody and are being questioned. The incident reportedly involved a vehicle that contained ammunition and guns.
  • Closing the Gate: My Two Cents on Cleaning Up

    05/28/2010 6:35:19 PM PDT · by SpareChange · 5 replies · 392+ views
    Spare Change | 28 May 2010 | David J. Aland
    Closing the Gate: My Two Cents On Cleaning Up By David J. Aland /// 28 May 2010 The Washington Post online columnist, Chris Cillizza, discussing the continuing fallout of what some insiders are now calling “Jobs-Gate”, got it both right and wrong. Quoting an unnamed Party official, he asks: “How do you make something out of nothing? By acting guilty…” His point was that the White House had allowed the allegations that Congressman Sestak was offered an Obama Administration job to needlessly blow up into a full-grown scandal, when there was really nothing of substance – but that the clumsy...
  • Motorcyclist shot by off-duty FBI agent at MacDill Air Force Base gate

    05/19/2010 10:59:58 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 52 replies · 1,852+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | May 20, 2010 | Shelley Rossetter
    TAMPA — An off-duty FBI agent shot and killed an Army veteran Wednesday night after a confrontation and chase at MacDill Air Force Base, officials said. It all started at the base's family camp, a recreational vehicle area at the south end of the base, said Col. Larry Martin, 6th Air Mobility Wing commander. The veteran was visiting the base when an altercation broke out. He took off on a motorcycle with security officials in pursuit, according to Martin. "He became more and more aggressive as the pursuit continued," said Dave Couvertier, a special agent with the FBI. When the...
  • Congressman (Darrell Issa CA): FBI should investigate CIA over Pelosi’s charge

    05/20/2009 5:50:49 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 49 replies · 2,087+ views
    http://features.csmonitor.com ^ | 05.20.09 | By Jimmy Orr
    The next twist into Pelosi-gate? You can debate whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deserves a “gate” at the end of her name. In the meantime, one congressman thinks the FBI should be called in to investigate Pelosi’s charge that the CIA misled Congress on Bush administration interrogation techniques (”enhanced,” “harsh,” or “torture,” depending on your politics) against war-on-terror detainees. CNN reports that California Congressman Darrell Issa, a Republican, believes the FBI could shed some light on the issue. Perhaps trying to protect himself from charges that the call is politically motivated, Issa says as a member of the House Judiciary...
  • Gates Examines Close-Air Support at Bagram

    09/17/2008 8:17:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 106+ views
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Sept. 17, 2008 – Avoiding civilian casualties is a high priority for U.S. aircrews, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. Gates came to Bagram to get a full picture of the American aviation effort in Afghanistan. Civilian casualties from American and NATO bombing attacks are causing fury in parts of Afghanistan. “We’re very concerned about this; it’s a high priority for us,” Gates said. “We work at that hard, work at it harder and then take another look to see what more we can do to limit innocent people who are killed when we go...
  • SUV driver rams into gate outside Davis-Monthan (D-M AFB)

    01/16/2008 5:07:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 270+ views
    The driver of a dark sport utility vehicle smashed into a gate outside Davis Monthan Air Force Base near South Swan Road Monday night, an official said. The SUV sustained front-end damage and the driver fled after ramming into the fence about 8:30 p.m. outside the entrance to the base at South Swan Road, said Tech Sgt. James Fisher, a base spokesman. The gate was damaged and will have to be replaced, but the SUV wasn't able to smash through it, he said. "I don't think it was their intention to enter" the base, Fisher said. The Swan gate is...
  • Cold War History Played Out at Guantanamo Bay Gate

    11/30/2006 5:23:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 290+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Jim Greenhill, USA
    U.S. NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Nov. 30, 2006 -- Even as deployed National Guard members make history serving with Joint Task Force Guantanamo, they find history at the base’s Northeast Gate. The Northeast Gate separates U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay from the rest of Cuba. Joint Task Force Guantanamo maintains safe care and custody of enemy combatants detained in the global war on terrorism. About 13 percent of the task force is made up of National Guard members. Photo by Sgt. Jim Greenhill, USA  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Minutemen and women helping fulfill JTF-GTMO’s mission of...
  • D-M gate crasher had gun in truck

    03/16/2006 5:25:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 517+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    The driver of a truck that ran a checkpoint at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on Tuesday had a loaded gun at his feet and what may have been cocaine in his pocket, Tucson police said Wednesday. The truck also reeked of alcohol when rescuers arrived to tend to the driver and passenger after they crashed into a metal road barrier that protects the air base from unauthorized entry. The men remained hospitalized in fair condition late Wednesday. Police said they have discounted terrorism as a potential motive and now suspect the duo may have been impaired by drugs or alcohol...
  • Former CIA agents tell RNC to shut up

    07/20/2005 6:23:03 AM PDT · by Perlstein · 174 replies · 5,472+ views
    AN OPEN STATEMENT TO THE LEADERS OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE. The Honorable Dennis Hastert, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Dr. William Frist, Majority Leader of the Senate The Honorable Harry Reid, Minority Leader of the Senate We, the undersigned former U.S. intelligence officers are concerned with the tone and substance of the public debate over the ongoing Department of Justice investigation into who leaked the name of Valerie Plame, wife of former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson IV, to syndicated columnist Robert Novak...
  • Was the Narcissistic Joe Wilson a Source in "Outing" His Own Wife Valerie Plame as a "CIA Agent"?

    07/19/2005 10:04:42 PM PDT · by FReethesheeples · 115 replies · 2,064+ views
    Could minor Ambassador Joe Wilson himself have been the source in blowing his own Wife's cover? It is distinctly possible, (though it may be unlikely that Joe Wilson himself directly was NY Times Judith Miller's source), since Joe Wilson himself evidently routinely bragged openly to strangers about her CIA employment, prior to such "cover" being "blown" in the press. Here's an example of Joe's apparently routine and open bragging about Valerie being a "CIA agent," which became known directly to me over a year ago: He certainly bragged about it per a famous and highly reliable source's (named below) account...
  • US air strike kills 5 tribesmen on Pakistani territory

    05/24/2005 9:42:51 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 4 replies · 290+ views
    ISN SECURITY WATCH (24/05/05) - US gunship helicopters and fighter jets killed five tribesmen during an attack over the weekend in the Lawara Mandai area of Pakistani’s North Waziristan agency, according to local media. The attack across the Afghan border has fanned anti-US sentiment among some Pakistanis, who called the assault a violation of the country’s airspace. US troops reportedly launched the raid while in pursuit of suspected militants who had fled across the border after attacking a camp of US-led troops attached to "Operation Enduring Freedom" in the Peepli area of Afghanistan’s volatile Paktika province. Pakistani military spokesman Major-General...
  • Guerrilla Art Group Mocks Exclusive L.A. Enclaves (Are you a victim of "Guerrilla Art"?)

    04/28/2005 9:54:09 AM PDT · by SaltyJoe · 44 replies · 841+ views
    Yahoo - Reuters ^ | Apr 26, 2005 | Howard Breuer
    Guerrilla Art Group Mocks Exclusive L.A. Enclaves By Howard Breuer Tue Apr 26, 8:49 PM ET LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a city where fame is an industry and privacy is a mark of privilege, guerrilla artists have erected mock guard towers to protest what they see as a disturbing proliferation of gated communities. Heavy Trash, a coalition of anonymous architects, designers and urban planners, erected the bright orange, 12-foot viewing platforms outside the gates of three upscale Los Angeles neighborhoods. "Walling off one section of the city from another section is not the right solution," said a Heavy Trash...
  • Sea terrorists could slip through net

    04/19/2005 12:56:48 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 15 replies · 631+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 20, 2005 | Elizabeth Colman
    AN Australian port could be attacked or a ferry hijacked by terrorists to transport weapons of mass destruction, because of gaps in the maritime border security net. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has found a lack of awareness from states and the federal Government about the specific threats posed from the sea. "A determined and expert terrorist is still likely to have little difficulty in entering Australia by sea, and will probably only be defeated by advance intelligence of his movements," the institute says in a report titled Future unknown: the terrorist threat to Australian maritime security. "We have high...
  • Naval Insecurity

    04/14/2005 7:16:37 PM PDT · by zappermom · 25 replies · 1,234+ views
    Wed 13 Apr 2005 9:47am (UK) Naval Security Reviewed over Ship Intruder By Ben Mitchell, PA A review of security at a major UK naval base has been carried out after an alleged intruder was found on board a visiting US aircraft carrier, the Royal Navy said today. The alleged trespasser was discovered on board the USS Harry S Truman, anchored off Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hants, on Saturday night during a week-long visit to Portsmouth Naval Base. A navy spokesman said the man had allegedly passed through both Royal Navy security and US Navy security to get on board passenger...
  • Suicide Barrier May Go Up on Golden Gate

    02/25/2005 6:12:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies · 790+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thu Feb 24,10:40 PM ET | TERENCE CHEA,
    SAN FRANCISCO - Golden Gate Bridge officials Thursday moved closer to building a barrier to prevent people from jumping off the famous suspension bridge, where about 1,300 people have killed themselves since the landmark opened in 1937. Officials voted to develop a plan and explore funding for the suicide barrier after hearing emotional testimony from friends and family of people who jumped off the iconic bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County. The decision by a committee of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District still must be approved by the district's board of directors when it meets March...
  • Western Wall Hill - Out; Temple Period Finds - In

    12/13/2004 3:49:45 PM PST · by Alouette · 7 replies · 672+ views
    Jerusalem city engineers will take down the hill jutting out from the Western Wall, replacing it with a bridge. Archaeologists expect to find treasures, such as a tall gate from the Second Temple. The Jerusalem Municipality has decided to take down the hill that leads up from the Western Wall (Kotel) entrance to the Temple Mount, for fear that it might otherwise collapse. The walkway up the hill leads to the Mughrabim Gate, which is currently the only entrance for Jews to the Temple Mount. The city plans to replace the hill with a bridge that will lead into the...
  • LETTER TO: DAVID VAN OS, TEXAS SUPREME COURT CANDIDATEFROM: LT. COL. (RET.) BILL BURKETT

    09/16/2004 3:46:59 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 26 replies · 1,982+ views
    "Van Os for Supreme Court" website ^ | Undated | David Van Os
    I have a 30 plus year experience of working within and around litigators...I would guess that I have worked with over 100 attorneys and on and with about 40 cases... When I needed an attorney for a case of pure retaliatory abuse that denied me medical care that I had both earned and paid for, I studied the resumes and reputations of attorneys throughout Texas. David Van Os had and has the highest rating and reputation for ethics of any attorney in Texas. And after dealing with him, I would certainly confirm that he has been the most principled and...
  • Clinton's Memoirs

    04/13/2004 9:10:09 PM PDT · by festus · 6 replies · 252+ views
    Self Armed With Photoshop | 4-13-2004 | Self
    Excerpt from the chapter on the Dayton peace accords..... "So there we were. We'd been holed up at Dayton for far to long. I kept explaining to the both of them that all we had to do was reach some sort of understanding and we could go home. But they wouldn't budge. I decided to let them cool off for a bit. I pulled out a box of cigars and offered one to each of them. I tell you I've never seen two enemies agree so quickly. They swore that they'd become the best of friends just grabbed their...
  • Wesley Clark...Heaven's Gate Leader???

    11/14/2003 5:34:07 AM PST · by marktuoni · 11 replies · 184+ views
    My own detective skills | 11/14/03 | marktuoni
    Recently discovered that Wesley Clark had a twin brother. His twin also suffered from delusions of grandeur.
  • London's Last Ancient City Gate Set To Return

    07/27/2003 4:55:53 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 403+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7-9-2003 | F. Brinley Bruton
    London's Last Ancient City Gate Set to Return Wed July 9, 2003 11:19 AM ET By F. Brinley Bruton LONDON (Reuters) - The last of the City of London's ancient perimeter gates is to return to the capital after more than a century in ignominious exile. Temple Bar -- an elaborate stone archway complete with spikes for traitors' heads -- will become a feature of a new development near St Paul's Cathedral, just half a mile from its original site. "It was a very important landmark that simply got lost," said John Ansell, administrator of Temple Bar Trust, set up...
  • Warm Thoughts when I Think of Clinton's Birthday

    08/20/2002 3:03:44 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 15 replies · 415+ views
    Arthur Wildfire! March
    Mr. President, it gives me a warm feeling inside to know it's your birthday. Knowing what good friends you were with Shwartz, leading contributor in '96, a Loral executive who liked being on camera. Remember that kool company that contributed so much to you? The corporation that Bush Sr. had put on probation for getting fast and loose with US missile technology secrets? The corporation that benefitted most when you transferred State authority to Ron Brown's Commerce authority.... the authority to decide what technology we can give to rogue states like China? Oh it warms my heart. And you haven't...