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  • Ithaca and the Presidency: We were once a swing town in a swing state

    04/19/2016 3:09:43 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 7 replies
    Ithaca Times ^ | April 11, 2016 | Charlie Githier
    It is a presidential election year, but do not expect that candidates will come a-wooing to Ithaca this fall. For decades, ours has been a reliably Democratic city in a reliably Democratic state.... The joke has always been that Ithaca is “centrally isolated.” We are not really on the way to anywhere else, and candidates in the heat of battle put their time and money into swing communities in swing counties in swing states. It was not always so, though, and Ithaca has seen its share of supplicants over the years. Presidential election campaigning—as we have known it since the...
  • Where was President Obama on September 11th, 2001?

    09/10/2015 7:52:41 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 63 replies ^ | Septemeber 2, 2011 | Sam Hudzik
    #1 quote Back in my law office, I watched the images from New York - the plane vanishing into glass and steel, men and women clinging to window sills, then letting go. Tall towers crumbling to dust," Mr. Obama said. "It seemed all the misery and all the evil in the world were in that rolling black cloudblocking out the September sun." easy enough to parse The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of empathy on the part the attackers: an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity and suffering of others,"...
  • Editorial-John Kerry: Our Historic Agreement With China on Climate Change

    11/13/2014 2:17:40 AM PST · by lbryce · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 11, 2014 | John Kerry
    The United States and China are the world’s two largest economies, two largest consumers of energy, and two largest emitters of greenhouse gases. Together we account for about 40 percent of the world’s emissions. We need to solve this problem together because neither one of us can solve it alone. Even if the United States somehow eliminated all of our domestic greenhouse gas emissions, it still wouldn’t be enough to counteract the carbon pollution coming from China and the rest of the world. Likewise, even if China went down to zero emissions, it wouldn’t make enough of a difference if...
  • Rare/Unusual Historical Photographs

    08/12/2014 3:28:01 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    F-22 Raptor breaks sound barrier at 2009 Miramar Air Show More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Synagogue on Historic Register torn down in 2013 by Atlantic City

    06/19/2014 4:43:12 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | June 19, 2014 | STEVEN LEMONGELLO
    The first Congregation Beth Israel building, what may have been the oldest synagogue in Atlantic City, was honored with a spot on the state Register of Historic Places in 1992 — supposedly protecting it forever from local encroachment. If you want to see it, though, it’s too late — it was torn down last year anyway, in an apparent violation of state law. All that is left is a vacant lot. (snip) The circa 1891-93 building, at 34 S. Pennsylvania Ave., was built shortly after Beth Israel was incorporated in 1890 by some of the earliest Jewish leaders of the...
  • Climate change endangers historic US landmarks

    05/21/2014 3:21:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/21/14 | Kerry Sheridan - afp
    Washington (AFP) - Climate change and sea level rise are threatening historic US landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to NASA's coastal rocket launch sites, and the nation needs to prepare, scientists said. "The range and scale of impacts are alarming," said the report by the Union of Concerned Scientists that listed more than two dozen landmarks endangered by wildfires, coastal erosion and flooding -- events scientists say are being made worse by global warming. They include the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in New York Harbor, which was the entry point for 14 million immigrants from 1886 to...
  • First 'Selfie' in World History...

    02/15/2014 2:08:06 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 53 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    He took in in Philadelphia in 1839...
  • Atlanta Mayor Mohammet Kasim Reed in Davos Last Week (vanity)--fiddling while Atlanta froze

    01/30/2014 5:23:59 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 36 replies
    vanity | 1-30-14 | Mamzelle
    I keep trying to find a good article to get this basic fact out but haven't found one, so shall write it myself. Last week Mohammet was at Davos partying it up, safely away from the prying eyes of the press, while Atlanta was left without the transformational, historic mayor's great "leadership" coming up to the freeze that left the city crippled and in danger. Who else was at Davos? Well, none other than former Vice President Albert Gore, making more dough out of the global warming hoax. Wonder if Mohammet attended Gore's speech? Oh, and in case you're worrying,...
  • Historic clash: Obama, Rand Paul fight over privacy — and Paul Revere

    01/17/2014 3:43:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    President Obama on Friday cited Paul Revere as one of the earliest American intelligence-gatherers, riding through the streets to warn of impending British raids. But Sen. Rand Paul disputed the president’s take on the iconic Revere and his overall understanding of the American Revolution. “He mentioned Paul Revere, but Paul Revere was warning us of the British coming. He wasn’t warning us the Americans are coming,” Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, said on CNN just after the president concluded a speech in which he outlined changes to U.S. surveillance and data-collection efforts.
  • PM Netanyahu says Iran deal a "historic mistake"

    11/24/2013 6:43:55 AM PST · by Amerisraelhere · 28 replies
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu characterized the agreement signed with Iran early Sunday morning as a historic mistake. Directly contrasting US President Barack Obama who praised the agreement as opening a "new path toward a world that is more secure," Netanyahu – speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting -- said the world has become more dangerous as a result.
  • Sen. Cruz: Vote in House to defund ObamaCare is 'historic' [Must watch video!]

    09/21/2013 8:25:16 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-20-2013 | Cavuto
    You're watching... Sen. Cruz: Vote in House to defund ObamaCare is 'historic' Health care law fight heating up in Senate
  • In the Words of HISTORIC American Presidents...

    02/17/2013 9:54:35 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
  • Team Obama breaks precedent to try to spoil Romney’s convention

    08/23/2012 3:39:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/23/2012 | Mike Lillis
    Bucking protocol, President Obama and the Democrats are planning a full-scale assault on Republicans next week during their convention. Bucking protocol, President Obama and the Democrats are planning a full-scale assault on Republicans next week during their convention. Presidential candidates have traditionally kept a low profile during their opponent's nominating celebration, but Democrats are throwing those rules out the window in an attempt to spoil Mitt Romney’s coronation as the GOP nominee. President Obama, Vice President Biden and leading congressional Democrats have all scheduled high-profile events next week to counter-program the Republican gathering in Tampa. Even first lady Michelle Obama...
  • Lockheed Martin Delivers Final, Historic F-22 Raptor To U.S. Air Force (#195)

    05/02/2012 12:22:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/2/12 | PRNewswire
    MARIETTA, Ga., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] leadership delivered today the 195th and last F-22 Raptor to U.S. Air Force leadership in a ceremony at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics site here. With this delivery, the U.S. Air Force now possesses the world's only 5th generation stealth fighter aircraft fleet in the world. ... A host of distinguished officials participated in this monumental event, including senior leaders from Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force; local, state and national elected officials; and Lockheed Martin employees who helped build the F-22 Raptor fleet. This final Raptor joins a...
  • State air board approves 'historic' greenhouse gas rules (CARB - it puts a price on carbon)

    10/21/2011 9:29:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Mercury news ^ | 10/20/11 | Mike Taugher - CoCo Times
    California became the first state to cap greenhouse gas emissions across its major industries Thursday when air regulators unanimously approved a plan to allow companies to sell pollution credits as a way to ratchet down heat-trapping gases. The state Air Resources Board took the action almost a year after a nearly identical plan was approved, then delayed by environmentalists who demanded the board consider taxing carbon as an alternative to the cap-and-trade strategy. By 2013, refineries, power plants and the rest of the state's top 600 industrial sources of greenhouse gases will have to cut emissions on average by 10...
  • Historic Preservation: A Criminal Offense

    10/06/2011 8:33:49 PM PDT · by 1914foursquare · 13 replies
    personal blog ^ | 9/24/2011 | Nina
    This is my first post so I hope this is ok. This is my own personal story. I am very actively involved in historic preservation and have a 100 year old house I am obsessively restoring. I have recently been criminally charged by the city of Lakewood, OH (the same city that confiscated the guns without a warrant in this article ) for the historic preservation of my historic house. The full story is on my blog here I appreciate all the support I can get on this. Thank you.
  • EPA, DOT Unveil the Next Generation of Fuel Economy Labels

    05/25/2011 10:23:48 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    U.S. EPA ^ | Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | Olivia Alair
    New information underscores increased efficiency, fuel savings achieved with the Obama Administration’s historic national car rule WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Environmental Protection
  • Fatah and Hamas agree to historic Palestinian reconciliation deal

    04/27/2011 9:31:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Rival groups will form interim government and then move toward setting a date for a general election, four years after their government collapsed when Hamas overran the Gaza Strip. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement hammered an historic reconciliation deal with the rival Hamas group on Wednesday, agreeing to form an interim government and fix a date for general election within the year. The deal, which took many officials by surprise, was thrashed out in Egypt and followed a series of secret meetings. "The two sides signed initial letters on an agreement. All points of differences have been overcome," said...
  • 'Historic' deal to avoid government shutdown

    04/08/2011 8:46:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 127 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/8/11 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON – Perilously close to a government shutdown, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders forged agreement late Friday night on a deal to cut more than $37 billion in federal spending and avert the first closure in 15 years. Obama hailed the deal as "the biggest annual spending cut in history," and House Speaker John Boehner said that over the next decade it would cut government spending by $500 billion. "This is historic, what we've done," said the third man in the talks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
  • Tennessee Democrat stands by Nazi remarks (Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis)

    01/20/2011 10:31:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies ^ | 1/20/11 | Ben Evans - Associated Press
    WASHINGTON, CA (AP) -- A Tennessee Democrat is defending his comparison of Republican health care arguments to Nazi propaganda. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis made the remarks earlier this week as House lawmaker debated repealing the new health care law. Cohen, who is Jewish, said Republicans are repeating lies and spreading false information, much like Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels did about Jews before the Holocaust.
  • Weed Express BUSTED! 11 Railroad Cars of Marijuana!

    12/16/2010 4:43:32 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Dec. 16th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Special Agent-in-Charge of ICE, Gary J. Hartwig, said "ICE will continue identifying and dismantling criminal organizations that smuggle drugs across our borders and into our communities." Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Division of the DEA, Jack Riley, said "The estimated $22 million dollars worth of marijuana seized in this joint investigation translates to a significant blow to the availability of marijuana in the region, as well as a denial of illicit proceeds back to those responsible for this shipment."
  • President Says He Is “Extraordinarily Proud” of His Record Thus Far

    11/29/2010 9:08:09 AM PST · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 27 November 2010 | John Semmens
    Despite the recent election in which his Party received a “shellacking,” President Obama told ABC News’ Barbara Walters that he is “extraordinarily proud” of his accomplishments to-date. “I could’ve been just a run-of-the-mill president like so many others, but I’ve made these historic and interesting times in which to live,” Obama bragged. “Unemployment hasn’t been this high since the Roosevelt Administration over 70 years ago. These parlous circumstances have enabled me to preside over a spending spree unmatched by any previous president. More people are getting government checks than ever before.” The President pointed to his “historic” health care reform...
  • One thread with a summary of our accomplishments yesterday

    11/03/2010 8:56:51 AM PDT · by Republican Extremist · 27 replies
    The minds of Freepers | 11-3-10 | JLB AKA Republican Extremist
    Let's make a central thread that we can point to the historic accomplishments of yesterday. For instance: This number of seats gained was the highest since XXXX.This is the first time the House has had less than 200 Democrats since XXXX.Which races turned from Dem to Republican?Which Governorships and State Legislatures flipped?How many Governorships do we have now?Which Republicans or Tea Partiers are sitting in which old Democrat leadership seats?You get the idea...
  • Most Historic Election of my Lifetime

    11/01/2010 5:43:14 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 23 replies · 1+ views
    11/1/10 | originalbuckeye
    Tomorrow I will be voting in the Most Historic Election of my Lifetime! The Republicans are expected to have their highest majority in the House in over a century! Who's with me?
  • Generic Congressional Ballot: R48, D36 (New record: 12 pt spread)

    08/16/2010 2:27:16 PM PDT · by C210N · 53 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 8/16/2010 | Rasmussen
    Republican candidates have jumped out to a record-setting 12-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, August 15, 2010. This is the biggest lead the GOP has held in over a decade of Rasmussen Reports surveying.
  • Historic Polaroid collection going to NYC auction

    06/12/2010 6:09:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 473+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/12 | Ula Ilnytzky - ap
    NEW YORK – A striking black-and-white photograph of the majestic Bridalveil waterfall is among numerous that landscape photographer Ansel Adams took with Polaroid film — a technology many celebrated artists embraced to produce innovative and surprising works. ... The image is among 1,000 Polaroid and gelatin silver prints by some of the biggest names in 20th-century photography being offered at Sotheby's on June 21-22 as part of a bankruptcy court-approved sale. The prints are being sold by PBE Corp., a previous owner of the Polaroid brand. The Polaroid camera was the invention of Edwin H. Land, whose revolutionary 1948 technology...
  • Republicans Jump Out To Historic Lead In Gallup Generic Ballot

    06/01/2010 1:26:00 PM PDT · by big black dog · 34 replies · 1,677+ views
    Gallup's generic polling shows the number of voters saying that they would vote for Republicans rising three points from last week, while the number saying they will vote for Democrats dropped four points. The 49%-43% lead for the Republicans is the largest that the pollster has ever recorded for the party. Moreover, Democratic enthusiasm for voting this fall fell a point, while enthusiasm among Republicans stayed about fifteen points higher. This indicates an even wider lead for Republicans once Gallup imposes a likely voter screen this fall.
  • Republicans Jump Out To HISTORIC Lead In Gallup Generic Ballot

    06/01/2010 2:41:23 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 10 replies · 806+ views
    Gallup's generic polling shows the number of voters saying that they would vote for Republicans rising three points from last week, while the number saying they will vote for Democrats dropped four points. The 49%-43% lead for the Republicans is the largest that the pollster has ever recorded for the party. Moreover, Democratic enthusiasm for voting this fall fell a point, while enthusiasm among Republicans stayed about fifteen points higher. This indicates an even wider lead for Republicans once Gallup imposes a likely voter screen this fall.
  • Historic warship Olympia may be scrapped, sunk

    05/27/2010 1:34:22 PM PDT · by llevrok · 70 replies · 1,382+ views
    Warship: Veteran of 2 wars rusts away PHILADELPHIA - The old warship has been part of Philadelphia's waterfront for 50 years and left lasting impressions on thousands of visitors who heard gripping stories of its role in the Spanish-American War. Now the Olympia – named for Washington state’s capital and the last surviving vessel from that 1898 conflict – could face an ignoble end as an artificial reef off Cape May, N.J., if a new benefactor cannot be found. The Independence Seaport Museum and the Navy have already checked with officials of New Jersey’s Artificial Reef Program on the possibility...
  • Rapid Rise in US Budget Deficit Projection [Historic Deficits]

    03/29/2010 4:32:22 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 14 replies · 1,001+ views
    CNBC ^ | March 28, 2010 | Steve Liesman
    Many Americans know the deficit has exploded this year. What may be less well-known is that the problem is not confined to this year or next, but stretches out at least a decade and represents a historic, multi-trillion-dollar change in the country's fiscal fortunes. CNBC, working with the Congressional Budget Office, found that the 10-year outlook for the nation's deficit has deteriorated by almost $8 trillion. In effect, every man, woman and child in the United States has taken on an extra $25,000 in debt, CNBC has learned. Comparing the CBO's outlook in 2008 to the current forecast, CNBC found...
  • Obamisms to Retire in 2010. Finally!!!

    12/24/2009 1:09:22 PM PST · by DecoyJames · 5 replies · 634+ views
    It was total vomitorium overload in 2009, you know that first “historic” year of the Obama presidency. And little is as annoying as these common phrases and themes that populate the Obama presidency. So, with that first year filed away neatly in the toilet, let’s say goodbye in 2010 to the worst of 2009...
  • Historic health care bill clears Senate hurdle (60-39 vote to advance bill)

    11/21/2009 5:56:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 225 replies · 9,941+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/21/09 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON – Invoking the memory of Edward M. Kennedy, Democrats united Saturday night to push historic health care legislation past a key Senate hurdle over the opposition of Republicans eager to inflict a punishing defeat on President Barack Obama. There was not a vote to spare. The 60-39 vote cleared the way for a bruising, full-scale debate beginning after Thanksgiving on the legislation, which is designed to extend coverage to roughly 31 million who lack it, crack down on insurance company practices that deny or dilute benefits and curtail the growth of spending on medical care nationally. The spectator galleries...
  • Most Red Ink Ever: Congratulations On Your 'Historic' Presidency, Obama

    08/26/2009 5:57:54 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 8 replies · 849+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | August 26, 2009 | Michael Eden
    Virginia Slims used to run an ad campaign called, "You've come a long way, baby." The ads for the women's-marketed cigarette brand ran on the theme that it was hip and modern for women to smoke. But the hidden subtext of the campaign was, "Look how far you've come: now you can die a nasty preternatural death of cancer just like the men." In a lot of ways, Barack Obama is the new "You've come a long way, baby" poster boy. He was marketed as the historic first black president in American history - but now that we've come this...
  • America VS Obama

    08/25/2009 7:32:13 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 27 replies · 1,059+ views
    Word Press ^ | 5 June 2008 | Fredshelm
    Barack the Black Hitler (How Obama’s stated goals may lead to the deaths of roughly six million people and the striking similarities between Obama’s personality and methods for acquiring power and Hitler’s.) For most people, Hitler embodies pure evil. Because of this, his name is often invoked in debates over character. These sorts of comparisons are almost always unwarranted and wildly exaggerated. But now America has a new star politician, Obama, and the parallels between he and the most loathed man in history are very real. In this article, we will examine the methods of assuming power employed by both...
  • U.S., Iraqi Leaders Aim to Restore Iraq’s Historic Sites

    03/13/2009 5:26:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 233+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Jasmine N. Walthall
    CAMP STRIKER, Iraq, March 13, 2009 – U.S. forces and Iraqi officials are working together to restore ancient monuments in Iraq. Army Brig. Gen. Jefforey Smith, deputy commanding general of support for Multinational Division Central and 10th Mountain Division, and other senior leaders escorted Qahtan Jubouri, Iraq’s minister of tourism and antiquities, through the ancient cities of Ur and Nuffar on March 10. “The purpose of this visit was to have the minister of tourism and antiquities meet with public state officials to talk about future projects that are under consideration to reconstruct and excavate some of these sites,”...
  • Stars Turn Out for Clinton Swearing-In

    02/04/2009 6:10:52 AM PST · by jessduntno · 18 replies · 695+ views
    AP ^ | Today | ROBERT BURNS
    Stars Turn Out for Clinton Swearing-In By ROBERT BURNS, AP Yes, that was Chevy Chase, the former "Saturday Night Live" funnyman, in the crowd at Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's ceremonial swearing-in Monday at the State Department. Chase brought a touch of Hollywood star power to a gathering of Washington's power elite, including Henry Kissinger and three other former secretaries of state, as Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office. In her remarks, Clinton thanked Biden and President Barack Obama for choosing her as the nation's top diplomat, saying she had assumed her new responsibilities "at a...
  • Congress faces historic challenges (all of their own making.. Oh, the irony of it all)

    01/03/2009 4:47:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 721+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/3/09 | Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats will pack greater clout when the new Congress convenes on Tuesday but they face enormous expectations from voters as they grapple with two wars, a financial crisis and record budget deficits. Lawmakers begin work 14 days before Barack Obama is sworn in as president. When he takes the oath on January 20, Democrats will control the White House and Congress for the first time in 14 years. Having rolled to victory in the November election with a promise of change after eight turbulent years under Republican President George W. Bush, Democrats need to produce results. Their...
  • ACLU Will Not Challenge Historic Springfield Nativity Scene in Illinois State Capitol Building

    11/17/2008 1:02:07 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 11 replies · 633+ views ^ | November 17, 2008 | Dan Gura
    SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS -- Recently, the American Civil Liberties Union issued a statement saying the group would not legally challenge the rights of those who intend on displaying a Nativity Scene inside Illinois' state capitol building in Springfield. In an article by Kurt Erickson of the Bloomington Pantagraph, Erickson wrote: "The American Civil Liberties Union says it won't fight a plan to erect a Christian nativity scene inside the Capitol Rotunda. After a month-long review, the Illinois chapter of the ACLU said Daniel Zanoza's proposal to erect a display inside the Statehouse depicting the birth of Jesus is a form of...
  • Command Flies Historic American Flag in Afghanistan

    07/06/2008 11:49:55 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 232+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Beth Del Vecchio, USAF
    KABUL, Afghanistan, July 6, 2008 – More than 50 U.S. sailors rendered a salute as their nation’s colors were raised over Camp Eggers in honor of America’s Independence Day. What made the ceremony so special was the American flag had only 48 stars. Retired Navy Cmdr. Joseph Agra III (left), Afghan National Army Air Corps logistics mentor, reads a citation regarding an American flag with 48 stars that was raised during a ceremony July 4, 2008, at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan. Agra acquired the flag in 2000 after a fisherman retrieved it from the water off the coast...
  • Renovating A Historic Home (16K YO Meadowcroft Rockshelter)

    05/18/2008 6:39:56 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 741+ views
    South Jersey Local News ^ | 5-14-2008 | James Smart
    Renovating a historic home By James Smar The Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum in western Pennsylvania is getting a lot of attention this week, as it reopens the archaeological site of a 16,000-year-old human habitation. It had been closed to the public for a year for renovations.The idea of renovating a dwelling after 16,000 years is intriguing. They could have called in a television team consisting of the guys from This Old House, that Extreme Makeover crew and those cavemen from the insurance commercials. Radioactive carbon testing in 1974 of remnants of burned firewood determined the age of the domicile, making...
  • Ahmadinejad on historic Iraq trip

    03/01/2008 10:15:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 171+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/1/08 | Anna Johnson - ap
    BAGHDAD - President Bush's last trip to Iraq was kept secret until he arrived at a U.S. military base. Eight hours later he left, after Iraq's leaders traveled to meet him there. In sharp contrast, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit — the first ever by an Iranian leader to Iraq — was announced in advance. He plans to spend the night here, and Iranian TV will broadcast his departure ceremony live. Once considered Iraq's archenemy, Iran is now cozy with Baghdad's Shiite-led government and eager to show off Tehran's rising influence as debate rages in the U.S. over how quickly to...
  • Passenger jet makes historic landing in Antarctica: officials (for scientists&research staff only)

    12/12/2007 7:34:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,618+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/12/07 | AFP
    SYDNEY (AFP) - A passenger jet has made a historic landing on a new blue ice runway in Australia's Antarctic territory and regular flights are expected to start within a week, officials said Wednesday. But trips on the Airbus A319 to the Wilkins Runway will be for scientists and research staff only, with no plans to open the airlink to tourists, project manager Charlton Clark told AFP. The runway is four kilometres (2.5 miles) long, 700 metres thick and moves about 12 metres southwest a year because of glacial drift. In the first trial landing on Monday, the plane pulled...
  • Fight the Atheist Revolt!

    11/22/2007 7:22:23 AM PST · by truthfinder9 · 5 replies · 357+ views
    Militant, fundamentalist atheists have been coming out of the woodwork lately, attacking Christianity. Granted, they are still using the same old, tired and shallow agruments that have been refuted over and over again. But here’s some stellar resources I have found perfect for refuting their vain attacks, which are sure to increase with Christmas approaching: The Case for the Real JesusFormer atheist Lee Strobel, who wrote The Case for Faith, The Case For a Creator and The Case for Christ, returns with a powerful volume that refutes the shallow attacks on the Bible’s authenticity and the attempts of skeptics to...
  • Panama Canal begins historic expansion (start of construction on two wider sets of locks both ends)

    09/03/2007 4:06:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 1,000+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/3/07 | Kathia Martinez - ap
    PANAMA CITY, Panama - Panama blasted away part of a hillside next to the canal on Monday, marking the start of the waterway's biggest expansion since it opened 93 years ago. In the presence of former President Carter, who signed the 1977 treaty that gave Panama control of the waterway, Panamanian President Martin Torrijos celebrated the start of construction on two wider sets of locks being added to both sides of the canal. "We are witnesses to an exceptional and unique act," Torrijos said moments after the explosion sent up a curtain of smoke and water. The $5.25 billion expansion...
  • Nahant Library would like to sell historic WWI machine gun (ATF recommends destruction)

    04/23/2007 3:33:57 PM PDT · by amchugh · 47 replies · 1,454+ views
    The Daily Item ^ | Monday, April 23, 2007 | David Liscio
    NAHANT - The Nahant Public Library wants to sell one of its most valuable possessions: a German machine gun captured by Army Sgt. Alvin C. York during World War I.
  • Fort to have 16th annual Holiday Tour of Historic Homes

    11/21/2006 6:30:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 287+ views
    On Dec. 3, the residents of 14 historic military quarters on Fort Huachuca will open their doors to curious visitors for the annual home tour. Everyone is invited to come celebrate the holiday season as the historic homes are decked with holiday finery. For the past 16 years, the fort has marked the beginning of the holiday season with the Holiday Tour of Historic Homes. The Fort Huachuca Old Post area, a National Historic Landmark, will be lit by the soft glow of luminaries as the public is given a rare glimpse at the interior of these homes. Annually, the...
  • History buff searches for Lost Colony[Roanoke]

    10/25/2006 9:13:12 PM PDT · by FLOutdoorsman · 69 replies · 3,115+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | 25 Oct 2006 | Catherine Clabby
    MANTEO - At an archaeological dig at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Phil Evans stepped into a meticulously measured pit and started shoveling dirt. The Durham lawyer is no scientist. But he couldn't miss this. After 30 years of searching, he still wants to pinpoint where the English failed to establish their first permanent colony in North America. Nearly every North Carolinian knows that a band of English settlers vanished from Roanoke Island about 1589, creating the legendary Lost Colony. No one knows where they went. An outdoor production replays the mystery year after year. But the full story is...
  • NASA Officials To Make Historic Trip To China

    09/22/2006 6:39:53 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 537+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-22-2006 | Kelly Young
    NASA officials to make historic trip to China 21:05 22 September 2006 news service Kelly Young A group of NASA officials is about to begin a historic trip to China in an effort to establish preliminary ties between the Chinese and US space programmes. "No NASA administrator has been to China," NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said after the recent launch of the space shuttle Atlantis. "We have never had any significant discussions with China about space." China joined the space elite when it became the third nation to launch its own crewed rocket in 2003 (see Confident China joins...
  • Historic Transfer of Military Authority to Take Place in Iraq

    09/06/2006 6:01:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 486+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2006 -- For the first time since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, the Iraqi prime minister, through the Iraqi minister of defense, will take operational control of the Iraqi ground forces command structure and the country’s air forces and navy tomorrow, a U.S. military spokesman in Iraq said today. “This is such a huge, significant event that's about to occur tomorrow,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman. “It's the one event that puts the prime minister directly in the operational control of his military forces as his role as the...
  • Photo of Mozart's Widow Found

    07/09/2006 4:27:56 AM PDT · by Paladin2b · 14 replies · 1,188+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 6, 2006 | BBC News
    A print of the only photograph of Mozart's widow, Constanze Weber, has been found in Germany. The photograph was taken in 1840 in the Bavarian town of Altoetting when she was 78. She died two years later. The local authorities say detailed examination has proved the authenticity of the image, which is a copy of the original daguerreotype. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died at the age of 36 in 1791, when Constanze was 29. She later married a Danish diplomat. The print is one of the earliest examples of photography in Bavaria. It was found in the town archives. The daguerreotype...