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  • [San Francisco] SFPD: Struck bicyclist was going wrong way

    01/09/2014 9:04:13 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle | sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, January 9, 2014 | Vivian Ho
    (01-09) 14:08 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- A bicyclist who was struck by a tow truck in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood was traveling in the wrong direction on a one-way street, police said Thursday. The bicyclist, a 31-year-old woman who has not been identified, was hit at Seventh and Folsom streets at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. She had been riding west on Folsom, which runs one way in the opposite direction, said Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman.
  • Bloomberg to outlaw metal and plastic tableware

    03/07/2013 7:02:43 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 38 replies
    Future News Now | 3-7-13 | Retired Texas Vet
    New York City's Czar Michael Bloomberg today proposed banning metal and plastic tableware in NYC. Czar Bloomberg cited the injuries caused by the metal and plastic tableware as the primary reason for the ban, although environmental and dietary concerns were also factored in the decision. Czar Bloomberg cited the statistics and chart developed by Dr. Michael Mann, of Global Warming fame, to support the estimated 20,000,000 injuries each year caused by the offending tableware. When Dr. Mann was questioned about the data and the methodology used to develop and prepare the chart, Dr. Mann accused the questioners of being "deniers"...
  • United Way: No, we didn’t know about Dec. 14 Sandy Hook shooting in advance

    01/08/2013 9:36:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/8/12 | David Martosko
    The United Way of Western Connecticut said it rejects conspiracy theories claiming it knew about the Dec. 14 Newtown, Conn., school shooting three days in advance and leveraged that knowledge to raise money. “It’s preposterous,” executive vice president Isabel Almeida told The Daily Caller Tuesday, dismissing what she called a “flawed” Google search result that suggests her organization issued a statement of condolence — and launched a support fund for the victims’ families — on Dec. 11. That fund has raised more than $6 million, the group reported Jan. 4.
  • Galaxy Grande: Milky Way May Be More Massive Than Thought

    12/03/2012 10:02:45 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 12/3/12 | Ken Croswell
    Hubble observations of a speedy galaxy weigh on the Milky Way and indicate that our galaxy is at least a trillion times as massive as the sunMilky Way GREAT GALAXY: The Milky Way maintains a fleet of some two dozen satellite galaxies whose motions help reveal its mass. Image: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team Although scientists know the masses of the sun and Earth, it's a different story for the galaxy. Mass estimates range widely: At the low end, some studies find that the galaxy is several hundred billion times as massive as the sun whereas the largest values exceed two trillion...
  • United Way Sent $1.9 Million to Planned Parenthood in 2008

    11/23/2011 9:14:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/23/11 | Jim Graham
    Each fall, United Way focuses on fundraising campaigns. Most people encounter these requests for giving through their workplace. The United Way encourages individuals to donate to a variety of local charitable organizations or to the United Way itself. Each local United Way determines whom they will support through their grant programs and their lists of charitable organizations in the area. While most United Way organizations claim they do not fund programs for abortion services, in truth, some do support Planned Parenthood or other abortion-advocate agencies. The national United Way does fund Planned Parenthood; their website states: No United Way funds...
  • Michele Bachmann Dances Up a Storm! (Video)

    07/05/2011 9:25:36 PM PDT · by RINOs suck · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/5/2011 | Fox News
    Video: http://nation.foxnews.com/michele-bachmann/2011/07/05/michele-bachmann-dances-storm
  • Hope and Change, the Communist Way

    06/03/2011 5:55:22 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/37028 ^ | Monday, May 30, 2011 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    I am in Washington, D.C. surrounded by expensive SUVs, Hummers, Mercedes, and “environmentally friendly” Priuses sporting stickers with Hope and Change, Socialism 2012, advertising socialism and communism, to the detriment of the “evil” capitalist system that afforded them those cars and a luxurious lifestyle.
  • Disarmament The Obama Way

    03/23/2011 3:54:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Investors Daily ^ | 3/23/11 | editor
    Defense: As Russia invests in new weapons and China increases military spending by double digits, the administration conducts a new review looking to cut our nuclear arsenal even beyond misguided treaty obligations. The F-15 Eagle that lay smoldering in the Libyan desert was downed not by hostile fire but by "mechanical failure." It's a perfect metaphor for the current administration's downgrading of national defense from a constitutional imperative to an optional budget item. The F-22 Raptor was designed to replace our aging F-15 fleet, which is older than the pilots who fly them and whose wings are almost literally falling...
  • Oil's surge in 2010 paves the way for $4 gasoline,

    01/02/2011 8:34:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1/2/111 | ap, Chris Kahn, AP Energy Writer
    Price of oil rises 30 percent in 2010; gasoline prices could hit $4 a gallon in 2011 NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of oil is poised for another run at $100 a barrel after a global economic rebound sent it surging 34 percent since May. That could push gasoline prices to $4 a gallon by summer in some parts of the country, experts say. Flying, shipping a package and ordering a pizza all likely would get more expensive in the new year if that happens and companies pass along higher energy costs. Some economists say rising energy prices will...
  • Following A Unique Christ in a Pluralistic Society

    10/02/2010 11:23:29 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 1 replies
    The gospel is no stranger to religiously pluralistic environments.1 The disciples first proclaimed the good news throughout the religiously mixed Mediterranean world with its many gods and temples, Greek philosophies, and emperor worship. Today's religious pluralism, however, offers an appealing approach to liberal democratic Western societies by claiming that all religions are equally capable of salvation or liberation, none being superior to another.2 This agrees with educator Allan Bloom's analysis of our culture: "Conflict is the evil we most want to avoid."3 Isn't it arrogant to proclaim Jesus as God's unique revelation in the face of other religions? As feminist...
  • Prince Charles Urges Environmentalists,"Follow The Islamic Way To Save The World"

    06/10/2010 2:22:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 75 replies · 1,296+ views
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | June 10, 2010 | Rebecca English
    Prince Charles yesterday urged the world to follow Islamic 'spiritual principles' in order to protect the environment. In an hour-long speech, the heir to the throne argued that man's destruction of the world was contrary to the scriptures of all religions - but particularly those of Islam. He said the current 'division' between man and nature had been caused not just by industrialisation, but also by our attitude to the environment - which goes against the grain of 'sacred traditions'.
  • Rahm's, Way

    04/28/2010 9:10:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 378+ views
    wsj ^ | 4/28/10 | JOHN FUND
    The idea of specifically recruiting military veterans to run for marginal House seats was part of Rahm Emanuel's master plan when he ran the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2006. The strategy helped Democrats win back the House. Now Republicans are taking a page from the Book of Rahm and mounting their own effort to run veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars. The Washington Times reports that the number of vets running this year will be double what it was in 2008 -- and most of the 40 who are running are running as Republicans. The surge comes at...
  • St. Andrew: Lighting the way for Advent

    11/27/2009 10:00:39 PM PST · by lightman · 6 replies · 648+ views
    American Lutheran Publicity Bureau ^ | 28 November AD 2009 | Rev. J. Thomas Shelley, STS
    When the buider and I laid off the corners to excavate for my house we oriented the longest side toward the south southwest. By placing most of the windows on this sunniest side, we hoped to capture some of the free heat of every cloudless winter day. This orientation was to have an unexpected consequence each Advent; one that we could not have anticipated. As sun moves southward toward the winter solstice, our apparent sunrise actually becomes earlier; closer to the time listed in an almanac. In the summer the rising sun is blocked for several hours by a hill...
  • STIMULUS SERMON - (Internet email) - Apologies for Deja Vue

    08/28/2009 1:29:03 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 5 replies · 2,018+ views
    STIMULUS SERMON (Genesis 47:13-27) ... So we see that economic hard times fell upon Egypt, and the people turned to the government of Pharaoh to deal with this for them. And Pharaoh nationalized the grain harvest, and placed the grain in great storehouses that he had built. So the people brought their money to Pharaoh, like a great tax increase, and gave it all to him willingly in return for grain. And this went on until...
  • Milky Way's black hole seen in new detail

    09/18/2008 2:02:34 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies · 7,755+ views
    ScienceNews ^ | 9/27/08 | Ron Cowen
    New radio wave observations are giving astronomers their closest look yet at the supermassive black hole believed to be lurking at the center of our galaxy. Reporting in the Sept. 4 Nature, a team has, for the first time, resolved features as small as the black hole’s event horizon — the gravitationally warped region from which nothing, not even light, can escape. “We have now entered a new era, one in which we can directly image structure at the event horizon of a black hole,” asserts Christopher Reynolds of the University of Maryland in College Park in a commentary accompanying...
  • Layton book rips national GOP for anti-Mormon bias

    08/19/2008 12:47:33 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 95 replies · 199+ views
    http://www.standard.net ^ | August 18, 2008 | http://www.standard.net
    The Bountiful Republican does admit Romney's downfall in his campaign may have stemmed from opposition he received within the national party from segments in the South, where some view Mormons as being members of a cult. The Mormon religion is still relatively new to a large segment of the nation's population, and over time people's perspective of the LDS faith will change, she said. The increased acceptance may open the way for a Mormon to someday become president. "People didn't think a Catholic could be president, (John F.) Kennedy proved them wrong," Christensen said. "(Richard) Nixon was a Quaker." But...
  • New Milky Way Map Created; Shows Fewer Main Arms (MW one of the rare beautiful bispiral galaxies)

    06/03/2008 8:14:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies · 138+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 6/3/08 | John Roach
    Astronomers unveiled today what they are calling the best map ever produced of the Milky Way galaxy. The new view shows our spiral galaxy as it would look face-on to a very distant observer. The map is based on findings about the structural evolution of the Milky Way presented this week at the 212th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in St. Louis, Missouri. Robert Benjamin of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was among the scientists who presented results at a briefing today with reporters. The researchers determined that the Milky Way actually has two fewer major arms than previously believed....
  • McCain No Way

    01/27/2008 4:25:54 PM PST · by factmart · 115 replies · 180+ views
    McCain scares me more than Hillary. At least we know what she represents. A “maverick” like McCain is so off the wall and unpredictable it’s kind of like living with a lunatic - you live in constant fear and trepidation of what the lunatic might decide to do next! I last voted democratic for Jimmy Carter in 1976, But if McCain becomes nominee of the party I will vote Democrat because McCain has hurt the conservative movement more than any other Republican. Can you image what liberals ideas would become law if he became president? At least Hillary would have...
  • Gates Discusses Way Forward in Iraq with Lawmakers

    09/20/2007 6:08:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 63+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates spent this morning on Capitol Hill and plans to spend more time there next week, a top Defense Department spokesman said here today. Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell conducts a news conference, Sept. 20, 2007. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess, USN  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Gates is talking to members of Congress in hopes of making the war a less contentious, political crisis and more of a manageable long-term commitment to the region, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell told reporters. This morning was the...
  • Fact Sheet: The New Way Forward in Iraq

    01/10/2007 6:53:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 532+ views
    For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary January 10, 2007 Fact Sheet: The New Way Forward in Iraq       Highlights of the Iraq Strategy Review (PDF)      Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials      In Focus: Renewal in Iraq The President's New Iraq Strategy Is Rooted In Six Fundamental Elements: Let the Iraqis lead; Help Iraqis protect the population; Isolate extremists; Create space for political progress; Diversify political and economic efforts; and Situate the strategy in a regional approach. Iraq Could Not Be Graver – The War On Terror Cannot Be Won If We Fail In Iraq.  Our enemies throughout...
  • Cooking Food the Old-Fashioned Way (Soldiers can depend on cooks to come through with a hot meal)

    12/18/2006 4:00:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 601+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Tony White
    Cooking Food the Old-Fashioned Way Soldiers can depend on cooks to come through with a hot meal. By Sgt. Tony White 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SAMARRA, Iraq, Dec. 18, 2006 -- It’s another day in Iraq. It’s 5 a.m. Do you know where your cook is?The 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment soldiers at Forward Operating Base Brassfield-Mora may not know, but they certainly know where to find them at breakfast, lunch and dinner. "Since we, soldiers, are providing meals I actually feel better because I am actually doing my job out here, not just doing head count."...
  • We're On The Way To Defeating Taliban

    09/11/2006 7:55:36 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 728+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-12-2006 | Patrick Bishop
    We're on the way to defeating Taliban By Patrick Bishop (Filed: 12/09/2006) Whatever doubts are being entertained at home about the war in Afghanistan, the Briton driving the Nato-led campaign is adamant that the good guys are winning. "The governor of Kandahar came up to me the other day with a huge grin on his face and hugged me," said Lt Gen David Richards, commander of Nato's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), which is helping the Afghan government to establish its authority. "He said there is no longer any doubt down in the south that Nato can fight and win....
  • State Responds To Potential Pandemic Should Bird Flu Wing Our Way (H5N1)

    08/30/2006 5:52:15 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 321+ views
    Arkansas Times ^ | 8-31-2006 | Leslie Newell Peacock
    State responds to potential pandemic should bird flu wing our way Leslie Newell Peacock Updated: 8/31/2006 A visit to the World Health Organization’s pandemic alert website on Aug. 14 found this news: Avian influenza — situation in Indonesia — update 26 The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has confirmed the country’s 57th case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The case is a 17-year-old male from a remote village in Garut district, West Java Province. He developed symptoms on 26 July and was referred to hospital on 9 August. At the hospital, medical staff suspected H5N1 infection...
  • Chaplain heading back into harm's way

    08/19/2006 11:43:23 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 892+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Perhaps the saddest moment Roger Rodriquez remembers from his year tour with an infantry unit in Afghanistan is leading a memorial service for two soldiers killed by an improvised explosive device. “It was hardest for the (soldiers’) platoon. You know soldiers form friendships and when one of their group dies it’s emotional,” the captain chaplain said. Doing a memorial service around incidents in which soldiers are killed in action “is the most difficult thing to do,” the Baptist minister said. During his year in Afghanistan serving with soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division out of Hawaii, five...
  • UK charts way for Iraq’s economic future

    08/18/2006 4:21:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 271+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | British Ministry of Defense
    Commodore Simon Williams presents the charts to Commodore Thamir Nasser. British MoD photo. In an Aug. 8 ceremony aboard the HMS Echo, British forces presented the Iraqi Navy with shipping charts of the Northern Arabian Gulf and approaches to the port of Umm Qasr, paving the way for increased trade through the port and enhanced security in surrounding waters.The charts are the outcome of two years work by the Royal Navy survey ships HMS Echo and HMS Enterprise. The region is a vital shipping area for Iraq and the surveys will give the port the opportunity to increase its...
  • Afghan Sergeant Major Shows Way Ahead for Fledgling Army

    08/11/2006 6:36:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 265+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2006 – Foreign observers of the U.S. military often say what puts it above other militaries is the quality of the noncommissioned officer corps. Many other nations want the same for themselves. The Afghan National Army is learning from Western military trainers who stress the central role of NCOs in a world-class military. Afghan army Chief of Staff Gen. Bismullah Khan stressed the role of NCOs in the new military by recently appointing the nation's first sergeant major of the army, Roshan Safi. Senior American NCOs say the appointment is crucial to developing an NCO corps...
  • Superman Returns, Crashes, Burns at Box Office (liberal hollywood once again turns off America?)

    07/02/2006 9:03:33 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 434 replies · 11,632+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 07/02/06
    Maybe America didn't want to see a deadbeat dad Superman who stopped fighting for "the American way" after all.A mere days after the much-hyped Bryan Singer film "Superman Returns" opened, reports are coming in that the film is struggling at the box office. In fact, Fox News reports that the box office take is dropping as word of mouth spreads about the film.The new film had upset some Superman purists before its opening, once news surfaced that the plot of the movie had the Man of Steel learning that girlfriend Lois Lane had given birth to his illegitimate son. Others...
  • Investigation Under Way in Iraqi Family's Deaths

    07/01/2006 7:27:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 63 replies · 1,250+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 30, 2006 – The Army's Criminal Investigation Command is looking into allegations that coalition soldiers killed an Iraqi family of four in their home near Mahmudiyah, Iraq, military officials here announced today. A written statement issued by Multinational Division Baghdad said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James D. Thurman, the division's commanding general, requested a criminal probe into the allegations after the division's own preliminary investigation found sufficient information existed to recommend a criminal investigation. The incident that led to the allegations reportedly occurred in March, but the military's written statement did not provide a time frame. The statement...
  • Balad Airbase-Paving the Way to the Future

    06/26/2006 9:25:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 538+ views
    Balad Airbase-Paving the Way to the Future By Polli Barnes Keller Gulf Region Division U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Before - parking of helicopters on edge of active taxiways. Photo 3: After - Tactical helicopter parking ramp. (USACE Photo by Ray Martin) Tikrit Iraq - Repairs and renovations to the Balad Airfield are paving the way to the future of Iraq.In four months, over 800 cubic meters of concrete have been placed and over 35 miles of conduit and conductors have been laid. By the time all the repairs and renovations to the Balad Airbase runway are complete, more than...
  • Afghanistan Crisis Paves Way For Return Of The Taliban

    06/26/2006 7:40:09 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 603+ views
    Afghanistan crisis paves way for return of the Taliban (Filed: 27/06/2006) Five years after the West promised to rebuild Afghanistan, the country is facing its worst crisis since the Taliban was overthrown. Hamid Karzai has criticised the West's refusal to help his government with more money and troops earlier on. President Hamid Karzai and his western backers are seriously disillusioned with each other, while the Islamic militia is resurgent and people are being killed at a rate not seen since the 2001 American-led invasion. At a recent reception for the Queen's 80th birthday at the new British Council in Kabul...
  • Social Engineering, the USB Way

    06/14/2006 4:17:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 226+ views
    Dark Reading Risky Business ^ | Jun 7, 2006 | Steve Stasiukonis
    JUNE 7, 2006 | We recently got hired by a credit union to assess the security of its network. The client asked that we really push hard on the social engineering button. In the past, they'd had problems with employees sharing passwords and giving up information easily. Leveraging our effort in the report was a way to drive the message home to the employees. The client also indicated that USB drives were a concern, since they were an easy way for employees to steal information, as well as bring in potential vulnerabilities such as viruses and Trojans. Several other clients...
  • LANTIRN Lights the Way for VS-32, S-3 Aircraft

    06/09/2006 7:08:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 558+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Chief Mass Communication Specialist Will Borrall
    USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea (NNS) -- The “Maulers” of Sea Control Squadron (VS) 32, currently assigned aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65), are the first squadron to test the first-generation capabilities of the Low Altitude Navigation and targeting Infrared System for Night (LANTIRN) pod on their S-3 Viking aircraft. LANTIRN provides the aircraft with new capabilities, such as Forward-Looking Infrared (FLIR), live video feedback to the ship for real-time use, and video recording for later intelligence debriefing. Future models of LANTIRN will include laser designation capabilities. This sophisticated sensor pod mounts on the aircraft's wing station and is operated by the...
  • German suspected of murdering woman with sausage

    06/09/2006 2:16:10 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 90 replies · 1,829+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6-9-06 | reuters
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German police have arrested a man on suspicion of murdering a woman with a Bockwurst sausage. Prosecutors and police said the 50-year-old was arrested after the discovery of a woman's body in an apartment in Zwickau, eastern Germany. They said she had choked on a Bockwurst, which is a popular large German sausage. The prosecutors said the man had given a patchy account of events, acknowledging that he may have "administered" a Bockwurst to the woman. They are now working to establish exactly what happened in the run up to her death.
  • Pioneer scouts way ahead, increases safety for followers

    05/09/2006 6:27:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 290+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke
    AL TAQADDUM, Iraq (May 8, 2006) -- Another day on the sand-bitten streets of a small town in Iraq lapsed for the passersby, who carelessly walked to and from their normal routine tasks. A few insurgents entered the town, choosing it as their safe haven while preparing their next strike against the U.S. service members. Cruising just below its ceiling at approximately 15,000 feet, a small unmanned aerial vehicle hovered over the dusty community just beyond earshot, as it tracked the insurgents to their current location with real-time video and relayed the information to the people who could do something...
  • Big Breakup: That's The Way The Comet Crumbles

    05/07/2006 9:14:17 AM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 932+ views
    Science News ^ | 5-7-2006 | Ron Cowen
    Big Breakup: That's the way the comet crumbles Ron Cowen Scores of telescopes are watching a comet fall apart, and the main show may be only beginning. The comet has already fragmented into at least 59 pieces and may continue to break up as it reaches its position closest to the sun on June 6. In mid-May, the chunks will venture within 11.7 million kilometers of Earth—the closest any comet has come to our planet in 20 years—and the largest fragments should be visible with binoculars. Called Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, this body passes near the sun every 5.4 years and...
  • Plame Revealed to be Working on Iran's Nuclear File [Incompetence Alert]

    05/03/2006 7:43:20 PM PDT · by familyop · 31 replies · 1,206+ views
    Anadolu News Agency by way of Zaman (Turkey) ^ | 03MAY06 | Anadolu News Agency
    In the leak scandal that led to five indictments for a top-level White House official, reports this week cite that former US Central Intelligence Agency employee Valerie Plame was allegedly following Iran's nuclear activities before her identity was revealed. Democrat Party Senator Frank Lautenberg, in a letter to CIA Director Porter Goss, asked for an evaluation of the harm outing Plame has caused. In the letter, the Senator reminds Director Goss of recent news stories which report that before Plame was outed, she participated in intelligence works on the Iranian nuclear dossier, and her subsequent outing gravely jeopardized the US’...
  • When You're In Orbit, Which Way Is Mecca?

    04/21/2006 11:46:49 AM PDT · by blam · 67 replies · 1,146+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-21-2006 | Kelly Young
    When you're in orbit, which way is Mecca? 12:14 21 April 2006 NewScientist.com news service Kelly Young Dan Bursch, Yuri Onufrienko and Carl Walz pose with their Christmas tree aboard the International Space Station in 2001 (Image: NASA)Malaysia's National Space Agency is trying to determine how its astronaut candidates will practice Islam in space. Three of its four astronaut candidates are Muslim, and two will be selected for a future Russian space flight. Once in their orbiting spacecraft, they will circle the Earth once every 90 minutes. Traditionally, Muslims pray five times per day, at times connected to the position...
  • Group Meets to Discuss Way Forward in Afghan, Pakistani Cooperation

    04/19/2006 5:44:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 142+ views
    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, April 19, 2006 – A cooperative group of officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan and coalition forces in Afghanistan held its 16th meeting here today. Delegates to the Tripartite Commission included Gen. Ahsan Saleem Hyat, vice chief of the Army Staff of Pakistan; Gen. Bismullah Khan, chief of staff of the Afghan National Army; and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Karl W. Eikenberry, commander of Combined Forces Command Afghanistan. This was the third meeting in which the Afghanistan and Pakistan delegations were represented at the four-star-general level, U.S. officials said. Officials from NATO and the International Security Assistance Force again participated...
  • Habitat the Marine Corps Way

    03/13/2006 4:45:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 278+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Matthew O. Holly
    MARINE CORPS RECRUITING STATION DENVER, Colo. (March 13, 2006) -- It was a perfect day in Denver to build a house for Habitat for Humanity -- assuming your idea of perfect is 12 degrees below zero. The weather factor, however, did not deter the Marines and poolees of Recruiting Substation Metro South, Recruiting Station Denver, who teamed up to build a home in the Denver area as a part of their weekly pool function. “The weather, in fact, made the experience much more memorable and rewarding,” said Staff Sgt. James D. Regan, canvassing recruiter, RSS Metro South. “When one steps...
  • PETER JENNINGS WAY ON WAY

    02/17/2006 9:44:46 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies · 851+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 17, 2006 | MICHAEL STARR
    February 17, 2006 -- The Upper West Side street on which ABC News' headquarters is located is getting a second name — in honor of the late Peter Jennings. West 66th between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue will be Peter Jennings Way as of next Tuesday. Jennings, 67, died in August, just four months after disclosing that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer. He anchored "World News Tonight" for 22 years and, with Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather, was considered one of the Big Three evening-news anchors. Brokaw retired from "NBC Nightly News" in 2004 and Rather from...
  • Get Out Of The Way. . . He Hasn't Forgotten (Elephant Revenge?)

    02/15/2006 5:01:40 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 703+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-16-2006 | Roger Highfield
    Get out of the way... he hasn't forgotten By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 16/02/2006) The reputation that elephants have for never forgetting has been given a chilling new twist by experts who believe that a generation of pachiderms may taking revenge on humans for the breakdown of elephant society. The New Scientist reports today that elephants appear to be attacking human settlements as vengeance for years of abuse by people. In Uganda, for example, elephant numbers have never been lower or food more plentiful, yet there are reports of the creatures blocking roads and trampling through villages, apparently without...
  • DoD Releases QDR to Chart Way Ahead to Confront Future

    02/03/2006 6:57:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 963+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 3, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2006 – The Defense Department unveiled the Quadrennial Defense Review today, charting the way ahead for the next 20 years as it confronts current and future challenges and continues its transformation for the 21st century. The 92-page report, sent to Congress beginning today, represents "a common vision of where we need to go and what we need to do," Ryan Henry, principal deputy undersecretary for policy, told Pentagon reporters today. The report was driven, managed and authored by senior leaders throughout the department, from Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to the Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint...
  • Christmas Stockings Cheer Soldiers on the Way to War

    12/26/2005 10:05:27 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 475+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 26, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 26, 2005 – It was 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and it was raining at an air base in Kuwait. The "moon dust" that overlays everything in the country was now a gooey mire that stuck to everything. Contrary to popular belief, it does get cold in the Middle East, and it was wet and cold. About 60 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division waited in a tent for a flight to Baghdad. They had been there a while, as previously scheduled flights were diverted or cancelled. They sat or stretched out on aluminum Army cots, and slept...
  • Spiral Arm Of Milky Way Looms Closer Than Thought

    12/08/2005 3:16:16 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies · 1,421+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12-8-2005 | Maggie McGee
    Spiral arm of Milky Way looms closer than thought 19:00 08 December 2005 NewScientist.com news service Maggie McKee The Milky Way is made of four main arms curving around its centre – astronomers measured the distance from Earth to a star-forming region called W3OH inside the Perseus arm (Image: Y. Xu et al/Science) One of the Milky Way's star-studded spiral arms lies twice as close to Earth as some previous estimates suggested. New research has produced the most accurate distance measurement ever made of the arm, which could help astronomers understand how our galaxy's spiral structure formed. The Milky Way...
  • Convicted Killer Cons His Way Out of Jail

    11/04/2005 11:19:32 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 875+ views
    HOUSTON (Nov. 4) - A Texas death row inmate somehow found some civilian clothing, changed out of his orange jumpsuit and used a fake ID badge to escape late Thursday from the Harris County Jail. Charles Victor Thompson, 35, of Tomball, was in Houston after being re-sentenced last week to execution. "He managed to get some civilian clothing. He had changed out of the orange jumpsuit that inmates ordinarily wear," Harris County sheriff's Lt. John Martin said in the online edition of the Houston Chronicle. "He may have been taken out of the cell block and put in the attorney...
  • 30,000 (African) Migrants 'Ready To Force Way Into Europe'

    10/12/2005 6:44:09 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 799+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-13-2005 | David Rennie
    30,000 migrants 'ready to force way into Europe' By David Rennie in Luxembourg (Filed: 13/10/2005) Up to 30,000 African migrants are determined to reach Europe through Spain, a senior European Union official warned yesterday. The figure, based on reports by European intelligence agencies, dwarfs the crowds of desperate migrants already seen storming Spain's two north African enclaves bordering Morocco. Franco Frattini, the EU justice commissioner, sounded the alarm at a meeting of ministers from all 25 member governments in Luxembourg. He also launched a radical scheme under which the EU will pay African governments to offer better treatment to would-be...
  • Bill Clinton CD on way (a few title suggestions still needed)

    08/17/2005 2:58:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies · 833+ views
    Entertainment.News.com ^ | 8/17/05 | Tom Baldwin
    Clinton CD on way By Tom Baldwin in Washington August 17, 2005 Bill Clinton / Reuters YOU'VE read the book and you've seen the interviews but if you were thinking that there is no more juice to be squeezed out of the Bill Clinton experience, think again. The former president is producing a CD, The Bill Clinton Collection: Selections from the Clinton Music Room. The 11-track compilation goes on sale next month. Mr Clinton is so taken with the album that he is reported to have been blasting it through the open windows of his people-carrier as he drives. The...
  • Bar at Milky Way's heart revealed

    08/16/2005 7:04:45 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 168 replies · 2,878+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 8/16/05 | Maggie McKee
    The Milky Way is not a perfect spiral galaxy but instead sports a long bar through its centre, according to new infrared observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Galaxies come in a wide variety of shapes usually thought to be produced by gravitational interactions with nearby objects. Some spiral galaxies look like pinwheels, with their arms curving out from a central bulge, while others have a straight bar at their centres. Radio telescopes detected gas that hinted at a bar at the heart of the Milky Way in the late 1980s. A decade later, observations with the near infrared survey...
  • Popularity of Clinton, Reagan, pave way for new stamp

    08/04/2005 5:40:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies · 887+ views
    Belleville.com ^ | 8/04/05 | DAVID HAMMER
    Popularity of Clinton, Reagan, pave way for new stamp DAVID HAMMER Associated Press Posted on Thu, Aug. 04, 2005 Former President Bill Clinton sits near a representation of the U.S. Postal Service's presidential library stamp Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, during dedication ceremonies at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark. The design for the stamp was unveiled Thursday at each of the 12 presidential libraries and museums across the country. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) LITTLE ROCK, Lit. - The U.S. Postal Service's Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee received 50,000 suggestions for stamps every year and of all of them, a Little...
  • Hillary Clinton Clears Way For Presidential Run

    05/31/2005 6:42:00 PM PDT · by blam · 68 replies · 1,309+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-1-2005 | Francis Harris
    Hillary Clinton clears way for presidential run By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 01/06/2005) Senator Hillary Clinton has decided to remove a key obstacle to a run at the presidency, further fuelling fevered speculation about her hopes for America’s top job. Mrs Clinton is understood to be ready to drop a pledge to serve a full six-year term when she seeks re-election as senator for New York next year. This will be the clearest sign of her intention to run for the White House, since she pointedly told New York voters in 2000 that she would not curtail her term...