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  • House passes resolution to condemn Hamas for Israel rocket attacks

    07/30/2014 12:51:21 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2014, 03:20 pm | Cristina Marcos
    The House on Wednesday passed a resolution to condemn the extremist group Hamas for its recent rocket attacks against Israel. The measure, passed by voice vote, specifically denounces Hamas's use of civilians as "human shields" during combat. "Hamas is engaging in a crime of enormous proportions, perpetrated by those who are deliberately hiding among civilians to protect themselves," said House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.). "The world can't let terrorists embed their forces among the civilian population, using them as human shields, without speaking out." It also expresses support for Israel to defend itself against Hamas, as well...
  • Three Israeli soldiers killed in action in Gaza and 27 injured. Cabinet orders operation expanded

    07/30/2014 12:01:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 30, 2014, 9:30 PM (IDT)
    Three Israeli soldiers were killed and 27 injured in the Gaza Strip Wednesday, July 30, on the 23rd day of Israel’s counter-terror operation Defensive Edge against Hamas. A bomb planted in the wall of a building in Khan Younes blew up as the soldiers went in to examine a tunnel shaft. Maj. Gen. Sami Torjeman, OC Southern Command, told reporters that the soldiers had fought “stubbornly” and “seriously impaired” Hamas’ strength. Hundreds of enemy fighters have been killed, he reported, including scores of Hamas’ elite troops and some of the commanders hunkered down in their hideouts. Dozens too had been...
  • Report: Obama Was Rude and Hostile During Phone Call With Netanyahu (transcript leaked)

    07/29/2014 12:03:27 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 263 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 7/29/14 1:48pm | Jacob Kombluh
    The conversation between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama was tense and tough, according to a report on Channel 1 Tuesday evening. Based on a transcript of the conversation, obtained by Israel’s channel 1, Obama “behaved in a rude, condescending and hostile manner,” the network’s foreign correspondent concluded. During the 35-minute conversation on Sunday, the president reportedly demanded that Israel should immediately and unconditionally end the operation. When Netanyahu asked what Israel would get in return for unilaterally ending the strikes, Obama replied: “I believe Hamas will stop firing rockets – quiet in return for quiet.” To which...
  • Nine out of 10 Israel’s war dead Monday died on Israeli soil – a microcosm of the IDF operation

    07/29/2014 11:12:24 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 29, 2014, 3:25 PM (IDT)
    That nine of the 10 Israeli servicemen who died in the counter-terror operation against Hamas Monday, July 28, were killed on Israeli soil was a wake-up call for Israel’s war leaders. It meant that Hamas had used the 22 days of combat to carry the contest from its own home ground into Israel by grabbing the tactical advantage of surprise. The Nahal Oz encounter was a tragic microcosm of the current face of Operation Defensive Edge. The tunnel, from which a band of Hamas infiltrators jumped out – and about whose existence the IDF admits to have known – ran...
  • Senior IDF officer to government: The troops must go forward or quit

    07/29/2014 10:59:17 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 29, 2014, 2:43 PM (IDT)
    IDF chiefs have asked the government for a clear decision on whether to expand their counter-terror operation in the Gaza Strip which entered its 22nd day Tuesday - or terminate it. This was reported by a senior IDF officer Tuesday. He put it this way: “Decide now whether we go in or out.” DEBKAfile: This comment reflects the mounting criticism in the IDF high command of the government’s slowness in reaching a decision about the next stage of the operation against Hamas. This irresolution, they say, exposes the troops to danger and point to the 10 fatalities the IDF suffered...
  • High IDF death toll in Hamas upsurge of violence on “ceasefire” day.

    07/28/2014 2:43:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 28, 2014, 11:55 PM (IDT)
    Israel expands counter-offensive In the past 48 hours, Israel was pressured to accept its fifth “humanitarian” ceasefire in Gaza by President Barack Obama, US Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Chairman of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu came close to folding, whereas Hamas saw the truce as applying only to Israel and therefore used it as a call to arms. The slogan Israel broadcast: Quiet will be met with quiet and fire with fire, was seen by Hamas as a sign of Israel weakening. This impression was confirmed on Sunday when...
  • Israel rejects UN Sec Council call for Gaza ceasefire

    07/28/2014 6:43:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 28, 2014, 4:39 PM (IDT)
    Israel Monday rebuffed the UN Security Council’s call for an immediate and humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. In a call to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Binyamin Netanyahu said that the text relates only to the needs of “a murderous terrorist organization which attacks Israeli civilians.” It fails to address the harm inflicted on Israeli citizens and Hamas’ misuse of UN facilities for launching attacks on those citizens. Netanyahu delivered his reply as Hamas renewed rocket attacks at noon Monday, with Israeli resuming air strikes on rocket targets towards evening.
  • Watch: IDF Blows Up Terror Tunnel

    07/20/2014 10:39:06 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/7/14 | David Lev
    A video released by the IDF Sunday shows soldiers in action, destroying a tunnel dug by Hamas terrorists into Israel. The video shows the soldiers stringing explosives and blowing the tunnel up. “This is one of the first tunnels we found during this operation,” a soldier tells the camera. “It was dug in order to infiltrate Israeli communities. The IDF said Sunday that in three days of the ground campaign in Operation Protective Edge, soldiers had found and destroyed dozens of tunnels dug by Hamas terrorists into Israeli territory. Video
  • Tunnel infiltration thwarted near Kibbutz Sufa

    07/17/2014 9:28:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7/114 | Mitch Ginsburg
    The Israeli army thwarted a large-scale infiltration attempt along the Gaza border, during which 13 armed Palestinians emerged from a tunnel on the Israeli side of the border at dawn Thursday, an army spokesperson said. The spokesperson described the attack as in line with a series of other thwarted attacks over the past 10 days of warfare, including two infiltration attempts from the sea near Kibbutz Zikim, a tunnel near Kerem Shalom, and a drone attack earlier this week.
  • Massive tunneling machine stuck under downtown Seattle, fix could cost taxpayers millions

    05/08/2014 5:57:18 PM PDT · by Veto! · 71 replies
    Fox News / Politics ^ | May 8, 2014 | Dan Springer
    By Dan SpringerPublished May 08, 2014FoxNews.comFacebook476 Twitter508 Gplus0 At 57 feet in diameter, it's touted as the world's biggest tunneling machine. It was even given a name, Bertha. But now, after digging just over 1,000 feet, Bertha is broken down and stuck underneath Seattle's downtown waterfront. And fixing the massive mess could cost taxpayers millions. The tunneling machine is the key workhorse in a $3.1 billion tunnel project aimed at replacing the Alaska Way Viaduct, a double-decker elevated highway that was damaged in the 2001 Nisqually earthquake. Bertha's meltdown, though, has put the project in jeopardy of being the West...
  • Q: If you could drill a tunnel through the whole planet and then jumped down this tunnel...

    04/19/2014 8:40:10 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 121 replies
    ask a mathematician dot com ^ | 4-2014 (orig 2012) | physicist
    Q: If you could drill a tunnel through the whole planet and then jumped down this tunnel, how would you fall? Posted on August 3, 2012 by The Physicist Physicist: This is a beautiful question, in a small part because itÂ’s an interesting thought experiment with some clever math, but mostly because of all the reasons it couldnÂ’t be done and wouldnÂ’t work. Right off the bat; clearly a hole canÂ’t be drilled through the Earth. By the time youÂ’ve gotten no more than 30 miles down (less than 0.4% of the way through) youÂ’ll find your tunnel filling will...
  • China plans the world's longest undersea tunnel

    02/14/2014 11:46:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | February 14, 2014 | Malcolm Moore
    At more than twice the length of the Channel Tunnel, China's latest mega project is not short of ambition. A 76-mile-long tunnel will run between the northern city of Dalian with Yantai, on the east coast. "Work could begin as early as 2015 or 2016," said Wang Mengshu, an expert at the Chinese academy of Engineering, to the China Daily.
  • FBI: Terror Suspect Plotted Fuel Attack

    06/03/2004 4:38:00 PM PDT · by Allan · 6 replies · 363+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | June 3, 2004 | John Solomon
    FBI: Terror suspect plotted fuel attackAl-Marabh planned to blow up tunnelJail informant reported `martyr' bid JOHN SOLOMONASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - Nabil al-Marabh, who ran a print shop with his uncle in Toronto, plotted to steal a fuel tanker truck and blow it up in one of the heavily travelled tunnels between New Jersey and Manhattan, FBI documents allege. Al-Marabh, 36, was arrested Sept. 19, 2001, in Chicago in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. His arrest prompted an RCMP raid of his uncle's copy shop on Charles St. in Toronto. The U.S. deported him...
  • Tunnel linking US and Mexico found [complete with rail, lights and ventilation]

    10/31/2013 4:05:07 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 31 October 2013 Last updated at 17:16 ET
    A drug-smuggling tunnel equipped with electricity, ventilation and a rail system has been found connecting San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico. Authorities seized more than eight tons of marijuana and 325lb (147kg) of cocaine in the discovery. Officials have not revealed the exact length or location of the recently finished tunnel, but Mexican media report it is near Tijuana's airport. More than 75 such secret tunnels have been discovered since 2008.
  • N. Korea Suspected of Preparing for Fresh Nuke Test

    10/25/2013 4:09:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    English.CHOSUN.com ^ | Oct. 25, 2013 09:41 KST | n/a
    SNIPPET: "North Korea appears to have been digging two new tunnels at a nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, North Hamgyong Province since May, sparking fears that it is preparing for another nuclear test." SNIPPET: "Specialist website 38 North, which is run by Johns Hopkins University, said it discovered two new tunnel entrances and a mound of earth while analyzing satellite pictures of the test site taken on Wednesday."
  • Sydney tunnels have giant water holograms. [video only]

    10/22/2013 2:10:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 10-22-2013 | tennews.com.au
    Basically, it appears that certain tunnel entrances in Sydney have a system that monitors the height of vehicles as they are approaching the tunnel entrance. If a vehicle such as a truck is too high to clear the roof of the tunnel a series of lighted signs warn the driver to stop. If the driver ignores these signs there is one final sign that appears. A curtain of water is sprayed down at the tunnel entrance and a huge STOP sign is projected onto it. It's a good idea in my opinion and I can appreciate the thinking behind this...
  • Revealed: Terror Tunnel Led to Israeli Town

    10/12/2013 11:37:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 10/12/13 | Maayana Miskin
    IDF soldiers recently discovered a tunnel, built by Gaza terrorists, that led from Gaza to a nearby Israeli community. The discovery was made late Wednesday night, but was under a gag order until Sunday morning. Terrorists were apparently planning a large-scale infiltration and attack, and were possibly planning to bring Israeli civilians back to Gaza as captives. Terrorists have made several attempts to kidnap Israelis in recent months, with the goal of exchanging captives for terrorists being held in Israeli prisons. A terror tunnel similar to that found Wednesday night was used in the 2006 kidnapping of IDF soldier Gilad...
  • London Dig Uncovers Roman-Era Skulls: Subway tunnelers uncover first-century skulls of Londoners.

    10/05/2013 2:00:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    National Geographic ^ | October 4, 2013 | Roff Smith
    Tunnelers expanding London's Underground (Tube) stations have stumbled on a cache of more than two dozen Roman-era skulls. The skulls likely date from the first century A.D. and may possibly—just possibly—be victims of the famed Queen Boudicca's troops, decapitated during her uprising against Roman rule in 61 A.D.
  • TTU historians eager to explore mystery tunnel (Lubbock, TX)

    09/08/2013 3:20:04 PM PDT · by bgill · 52 replies
    KCBD.com ^ | Sept. 5, 2013 | Alex Zielinski
    He and his wife were watering the yard on Monday. When they came back outside to move the sprinkler, it was gone. A hole had formed in the middle of their lawn about three feet across and their sprinkler was at the bottom of a tunnel that had collapsed. They agree the structure was built after 1909 because railroad ties were used in the construction. That year is when the railroad first came to Lubbock from Plainview. Right now, the function of the structure is anyone's guess. "What it was used for, it would be nice to know, it really...
  • Cars trapped in tunnel collapse outside Tokyo

    12/01/2012 10:12:09 PM PST · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    Parts of a tunnel collapsed Sunday on a highway west of Tokyo, trapping an unknown number of vehicles as smoke from a fire inside initially prevented rescuers from approaching. Video footage from cameras inside the tunnel, after the fire was apparently extinguished, showed firefighters picking their way through cement roof panels that collapsed onto vehicles inside the Sasago Tunnel, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) outside the city. About 25 vehicles were inside the (2.5 mile) 4.3 kilometer-long tunnel, some of them trucks stopped by the tunnel's collapse.
  • Japan tunnel collapse 'traps cars'

    12/01/2012 5:22:34 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 December 2012
    A road tunnel has collapsed in Japan, trapping a number of vehicles, Japanese media reports say. The incident happened at about 08:00 local time (23:00 GMT Saturday) in the Sasago tunnel, about 80km (50 miles) west of the capital Tokyo.
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • Italy police discover cannabis factory in Rome tunnel (Mussolini-era abandoned metro tunnel)

    08/17/2012 5:40:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/17/12 | BBC
    Police in Rome have sniffed out a cannabis factory in an abandoned metro tunnel built during the rule of Fascist leader Benito Mussolini, in the 1930s. Officers reportedly stumbled across the factory after smelling the pungent crop near an entrance, not far from the Italian central bank. The tunnel, just over half a mile (1km) long, was also being used to cultivate mushrooms. But behind a makeshift wall, police discovered rows of marijuana plants. Video released by Italy's financial police showed an underground greenhouse with thriving marijuana plants lit by halogen lights, and irrigated via a system of underground cisterns....
  • Massive 240-yard drug smuggling tunnel with lights, air shafts and sophisticated support beams

    07/12/2012 7:41:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/12/12 | Staff
    Authorities in Arizona unearthed a sophisticated 240-yard drug-smuggling tunnel stretching into Mexico that included engineered support beams, lights and ventilation. The six-foot-high corridor ran from a store in an abandoned strip mall near Yuma to an ice shop across the border in San Luis Rio Colorado. It provided a direct link to the US for Mexican drug cartels. The Mexican Army also found a second, incomplete, tunnel under a bathroom sink in Tijuana that stretched more than 200 yards into San Diego, California. The diggers had not yet reached the surface when authorities shut it down.
  • Highway 82 going underground through Glenwood

    04/01/2012 6:14:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Glenwood Springs Post Independent ^ | April 1, 2012 | Juan Estrada, Staff Infection
    APRIL FOOLS — Flanked by dozens of out-of-work hardrock miners anxious to put their skills back to work, city transportation and Colorado Our Way or the Highway Department officials announced plans this morning for Glenwood Springs' version of Boston's infamous “Big Dig.” Instead of going forward with the planned Grand Avenue Bridge replacement, the Permanent Landing Team (PLT) has been meeting in secret at the CDOT Hanging Lake Tunnel command center for months hatching the new plan. It will involve tunneling from the north side of the Colorado River at the Interstate 70 Exit 116. The 1.5-mile underground passage will...
  • Bus crash in Swiss tunnel kills 28 people, including 22 school children returning from trip

    03/14/2012 3:25:08 AM PDT · by rawhide · 23 replies
    GENEVA — A bus smashed into a tunnel wall in the Swiss Alps, killing 22 Belgian 12-year-olds returning from a ski vacation and the six adults who were accompanying them, police said Wednesday. Another 24 students were hospitalized with injuries, Valais cantonal (state) police spokesman Jean-Marie Bornet told The Associated Press. The bus carrying 52 people, including young students from two different Belgian schools, hit the tunnel wall shortly after 9 p.m. local time Tuesday on the A9 highway near Sierre, Switzerland, in the southern Swiss canton of Valais, an area of popular ski resorts. Authorities were still identifying all...
  • Feds find 32 tons of pot in Calif. border tunnel

    11/30/2011 5:15:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/30/11 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tis the season for finding cross-border drug tunnels. The latest secret passage - equipped with a hydraulic lift, electric rail cars, wooden staircase and end-to-end wood floors - was discovered Tuesday on the U.S.-Mexico border, highlighting an emerging seasonal trend. For three years, authorities have found the most sophisticated tunnels shortly before the winter holidays in what officials speculate is an attempt by drug smugglers to take advantage of Mexico's fall marijuana harvest. The discovery of the 600-yard tunnel resulted in seizures of 32 tons of marijuana, one of the largest pot busts in U.S. history,...
  • Border tunnel found in Nogales rental house

    11/16/2011 12:15:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star |
    Federal authorities have discovered another cross-border tunnel in rental house in downtown Nogales. Agents served a search warrant Tuesday at a house on West International Street and discovered the exit underneath a wooden front porch, said Kevin Kelly, assistant special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations in Nogales. U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican federal police crawled into the tunnel and tracked 70 feet into Mexico where it began in the underground drainage system that runs east to west below the city, Kelly said. The tunnel was three feet wide by two feet tall...
  • Drug Smugglers Tunnel Into Arizona Parking Spaces

    10/13/2011 3:13:03 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10-13-11 | Randy Kreider
    Drug smugglers are endlessly creative when it comes to inventing ways to move marijuana, cocaine and other contraband from Mexico into the United States. In the latest innovation uncovered by law enforcement, smugglers in the border town of Nogales, Arizona were bringing drugs into the U.S. for the cost of a quarter. The parking meters on International Street, which hugs the border fence in Nogales, cost 25 cents. Smugglers in Mexico tunneled under the fence and under the metered parking spaces, and then carefully cut neat rectangles out of the pavement. Their confederates on the U.S. side would park false-bottomed...
  • Suspicious Truck Reported Under Tunnel Near Van Nuys Airport

    01/13/2011 10:16:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    cbs ^ | January 13, 2011 9:28 PM
    An “out of place” flatbed truck left under a tunnel near Van Nuys Airport raised enough concern for the Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad to deploy investigators Thursday evening. In addition, police said the suspicious truck also had three containers. Police noticed the flatbed truck just after 6 p.m. parked under a tunnel on Sherman Way at Hayvenhurst Avenue, said Officer Sara Faden of the Los Angeles Police Department. “It was an unintended truck parked under a tunnel…and runways from the Van Nuys airport run over that tunnel,” Faden said. “The truck just looked out of place, so we...
  • Mexican drug smugglers tunnel 250 feet through SOLID ROCK beneath U.S. border

    05/10/2011 7:36:29 AM PDT · by TSgt · 24 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12:45 PM on 10th May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A tunnel running 250 feet beneath the U.S.-Mexican border has been discovered fully kitted out with electricity, water pumps and ventilation. Authorities in Arizona said although they've found dozens of tunnels in Nogales, a city in Santa Cruz County since the 1990s, this one is by far the most sophisticated. Chief border patrol agent Randy Hill said those who were building it had chiselled through solid rock and installed lighting and other equipment.
  • N. Korea: Tunnels Built to Massacre Political Prisoners

    04/26/2011 5:27:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 04/25/11 | Cho Jong Ik
    Tunnels Built to Massacre Political Prisoners By Cho Jong Ik [2011-04-25 17:07 ] A claim has been made that the North Korean authorities have built tunnels in political prison camps in order to massacre prisoners if needed. Song Yun Bok from the Japanese NGO No Fence revealed today that, “The North’s regime has been preparing a massacre in the event there is a situation unfavorable for them,” and added, “They have built tunnels everywhere in camps to slaughter some 200,000 prisoners.” The claim came during North Korean Freedom Week in an event held by the Democracy Network against the North...
  • State: Corrosion discovery prompts review of Big Dig lights

    03/16/2011 2:27:38 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 03/16/2011 | AP
    State transportation officials say they have discovered some corrosion in the lighting for the Big Dig tunnels in Boston. Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey Mullan said Wednesday one of the 110-pound fixtures fell but did not hit any cars. Mullan said there are about 23,000 light fixtures in the tunnels, and corrosion has been found in fewer than two percent. He said there’s no danger to the public.
  • Amtrak Is About To Announce A New Tunnel Nearly The Same As The One Chris Christie Just Killed

    02/07/2011 10:16:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/07/2011 | Gregory White
    Amtrak is about to announce a new New Jersey - New York tunnel that will replace the project Governor Chris Christie killed just months ago, according to NJ.com. The tunnel will be exactly the same as the previously proposed tunnel, except that it will end at Penn Station instead of Manhattan's shores. New Jersey Democratic Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez are pushing the project. The tunnel has yet to be funded, and will likely cost $10 billion.
  • Christie 1, Schumer 0

    01/23/2011 2:58:18 AM PST · by Scanian · 39 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2011 | Editorial
    Sen. Chuck Schumer last week lit into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for pulling the plug on that $8.7 billion trans-Hudson rail tunnel. “A terrible, terrible decision,” Schumer told a Crain’s breakfast. Schumer being Schumer, of course, he sees in Christie’s decision the coming of a national apocalypse — a “turning point,” he said, that historians will one day look back on as the day when we “stopped looking toward the future.” Hyperbole, thy name is Chuck Schumer. Fortunately, Chris Christie is not one to be intimidated, even by so formidable a presence as Chuck Schumer’s — and, even more...
  • San Diego drug tunnel had railcar, tons of pot

    11/26/2010 10:57:54 PM PST · by newzjunkey · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/26/2010 6:39:07 PM ET | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    A sophisticated cross-border tunnel equipped with a rail system, ventilation and fluorescent lighting has been shut down by U.S. and Mexican officials — the second discovery of a major underground drug passage in San Diego this month, authorities said Friday. The tunnel found Thursday is 2,200 feet long — more than seven football fields — and runs from the kitchen of a home in Tijuana, Mexico, to two warehouses in San Diego...
  • San Diego drug tunnel had railcar, tons of pot

    11/26/2010 10:57:54 PM PST · by newzjunkey · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/26/2010 6:39:07 PM ET | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    A sophisticated cross-border tunnel equipped with a rail system, ventilation and fluorescent lighting has been shut down by U.S. and Mexican officials — the second discovery of a major underground drug passage in San Diego this month, authorities said Friday. The tunnel found Thursday is 2,200 feet long — more than seven football fields — and runs from the kitchen of a home in Tijuana, Mexico, to two warehouses in San Diego...
  • Camouflage-wearing Florida dance troupe's dash through Lincoln Tunnel causes terror scare

    11/19/2010 8:50:19 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 6 replies
    Timesnews ^ | 11/19/2010 | Timesnews
    WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) -- A dance troupe from Florida caused a rush-hour terror scare when they ditched their cars in the Lincoln Tunnel and tried to run to a TV appearance in Manhattan while wearing their camouflage costumes. The dancers drove about 1,000 miles so they could appear Wednesday on BET's live "106 & Park" show. But they hit traffic at the tunnel, which connects New Jersey and New York City and is just two miles from the TV studio. The five young women and three young men decided to sprint the rest of the way. They left their adult...
  • Dance troupe causes scare running through Lincoln Tunnel

    11/19/2010 7:22:10 AM PST · by inflorida · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 19, 2010 | PHILIP MESSING
    A camouflage-clad Florida dance troupe desperate to make it to a live TV talent show set off a rush-hour terror scare when they ditched their cars in merciless Lincoln Tunnel traffic and tried to sprint through the tube.The FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force was called in -- and a massive contingent of heavily armed cops surrounded the harmless performers, who stood teary-eyed in their showy costumes as hundreds of angry drivers were stuck in the snarl."They drew their guns on us at first," said Landon Burse, 24, the group's executive director who arranged the appearance on BET's "106 & Park"...
  • Tunnel for Obama near Mani Bhavan (Gandhi museum)

    11/04/2010 11:10:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Daily News And Analysis ^ | November 4, 2010 | Pandurang Mhaske
    It could give a sense of superior American organisation, or be an indicator of a deep-set persecution complex. It could also be a manifestation of Uncle Sam’s penchant for a show of strength. ....................................................... Since it is difficult to monitor such a congested area, they came up with a quick solution which left the Indians accompanying them amazed: A bomb-proof over-ground tunnel — to be installed by US military engineers in just an hour. The tunnel would be a kilometre long and measure 12ft by 12ft — enough to let Obama’s cavalcade pass through. The tunnel would be centrally air-conditioned,...
  • Tunnel for Obama near Mani Bhavan

    11/04/2010 8:47:25 PM PDT · by omega4179 · 43 replies · 2+ views
    DNA ^ | 11/4/2010 | Pandurang Mhaske
    It could give a sense of superior American organisation, or be an indicator of a deep-set persecution complex. It could also be a manifestation of Uncle Sam’s penchant for a show of strength. The matter pertains to US president Barack Obama’s planned visit to Mani Bhavan —the Gandhi museum — on November 6, soon after he reaches Mumbai. On Monday, US secret agents visited the museum to plan Obama’s security detail. They were accompanied by officers of Mumbai Police and civic officials of the D ward (where Mani Bhavan is located). While inspecting the route and the buildings lining up...
  • Tunnel for Obama near Mani Bhavan

    11/04/2010 8:09:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 96 replies · 6+ views
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | November 4, 2010 | Pandurang Mhaske
    EXCERPT Since it is difficult to monitor such a congested area, they came up with a quick solution which left the Indians accompanying them amazed: A bomb-proof over-ground tunnel — to be installed by US military engineers in just an hour. The tunnel would be a kilometre long and measure 12ft by 12ft — enough to let Obama’s cavalcade pass through. The tunnel would be centrally air-conditioned, fitted with close-circuit television cameras, and will be heavily guarded at every point, including, of course, its entry and exit. Details about when exactly the tunnel would be made were not forthcoming. But...
  • Phony track worker rigs subway terror scare in bizarre cyanide suicide try

    04/30/2010 11:05:42 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 53 replies · 1,621+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | April 30, 2010 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    A phony track worker triggered a terror scare inside a lower Manhattan subway tunnel Friday morning - but he turned out to be a despondent college student who wanted to kill himself by ingesting sodium cyanide, police said. A 20-year-old Pace University student who has been on the school's Dean's List told police he wanted to find a discreet alcove, mix the cyanide pellets with water and ingest it. "He did not want to be found," said Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, the NYPD's top spokesman. "He had no ID on him. He was looking for some isolated place in the...
  • Bomb-proof tunnel with air conditioning: Obama's security go to extraordinary measures

    11/06/2010 9:45:28 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 37 replies
    dailymail.co.uk/news ^ | Last updated at 3:08 PM on 6th November 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Bomb-proof tunnel with air conditioning: Obama's security go to extraordinary measures for his tour of the Gandhi museum President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle arrived in India's commercial hub of Mumbai on Saturday, days after voters punished his Democrats in mid-term elections. Probably not since the days of the Pharaohs or the more ludicrous Roman Emperors has a head of state travelled in such pomp and expensive grandeur as the President of the United States of America.
  • Students protest slurs in N.C. State's Free Expression Tunnel

    11/04/2010 10:36:13 AM PDT · by MissTed · 21 replies
    Capital Broadcast System ^ | 11/4/10 | Staci Davis, Brian Shrader
    Students have vowed to protest or block North Carolina State University's Free Expression Tunnel until the university's chancellor gives guarantees that no hate speech will be allowed there. About 40 students painted the tunnel black overnight to protest racist and homophobic graffiti involving President Barack Obama painted there Sunday night. Slurs and the name "Obama" were painted over the picture of a black man. "It's not about the N-word. It's not about Obama. It's about racism, period,"
  • NJ gov. agrees to reconsider tunnel cancellation

    10/08/2010 4:07:20 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies
    hosted ^ | Oct 8 | ANGELA DELLI SANTI
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Under pressure from the Obama administration, Republican Gov. Chris Christie agreed Friday to rethink his decision to cancel construction of a $9 billion rail tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York City. Christie, a rising star in the GOP with a reputation as a fearless protector of the taxpayers' money, announced on Thursday that he was pulling the plug on the project because of runaway costs - a decision that led to an outcry from Democrats who said it would cost the state thousands of badly needed construction jobs and cripple New Jersey's long-term economy.
  • The best solution in an imperfect world

    09/25/2010 4:48:23 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 3 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | Saturday, September 25, 2010 | PETER KASABACH
    It's the ARC tunnel or nothing at all. WHY ARE we so intent on making the perfect the enemy of the good? The Access to the Region's Core tunnel project has been subject to a lot of criticism lately — most of it directed at particular elements of the project that detractors see as falling somewhere short of perfection. Yet considering the extremely difficult physical constraints an infrastructure project of this magnitude has to overcome in an already intensely developed region, the ARC tunnel has emerged from 20 years of exhaustive study as the best possible solution for meeting the...
  • Manhole mystery: 254 tunnels missing in North Miami Beach

    09/13/2010 9:04:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | September 13, 2010 | Madege Charles
    How does a city lose 2,500 feet of tunnels under its streets? North Miami Beach would like to know. Over a four-year period, the city contracted with a construction company to build 254 manholes -- the tunnels that run down from street level to utility pipes 8 to 10 feet below.
  • Report: IDF Attacks Targets in South, Central Gaza Strip

    08/17/2010 2:47:35 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | 08.17.10, 23:45 / Israel News | Ali Waked
    NOTE: THIS IS THE NEW ISRAEL-RELATED THREAD Note The following news brief is a quote: Report: IDF attacks targets in south, central Gaza Strip Published: 08.17.10, 23:45 / Israel News Palestinians reported that the IDF had fired towards open ground in Khan Younis and attacked the smuggling tunnels in the south of the Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported. Two IDF soldiers were lightly wounded Tuesday morning from shells fired into the western Negev. (Ali Waked)
  • North Shore Connector No. 3 on wasteful spending list (Tunnel to Nowhere)

    08/04/2010 4:14:46 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 20 replies
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Wednesday, August 4, 2010 | Mike Cronin
    The North Shore Connector is No. 3 in the nation among stimulus-funded projects that waste taxpayer money, two Republican senators say. In a report released Tuesday, Oklahoma's Tom Coburn and Arizona's John McCain said the $528.8 million light-rail extension beneath the Allegheny River to bring T riders to destinations such as PNC Park and Heinz Field is an example of stimulus dollars spent to fund projects with "questionable goals," or those that "are being mismanaged or were poorly planned." The "Summertime Blues" report, their third in a series, identifies 100 projects throughout the country that received money from the $787...