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  • German village logs –28.9° Celsius overnight as cold snap persists [Kühnhaide, –20.02°F]

    02/15/2021 10:19:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.15.2021 | Alex Berry
    An Atlantic depression left many parts of Germany with icy roads and weather warnings on Monday. Forecasters say this particularly cold winter period is almost over. The Kachelmann weather service recorded this season’s lowest temperature in the village of Kühnhaide, on the German-Czech border, Sunday night. The record low of –28.9 degrees Celsius (–20°F) is unofficial, as it was not picked up by the German Meteorological Service (DWD), whose network does not cover the village. The Kachelmann weather service announced the temperature on Twitter, reporting: “The cold depression last night, again in the east with some –20s. In Marienberg–Kühnhaide in...
  • VIDEO: Woodstock 50 music festival called off

    08/10/2019 11:05:58 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/11/2019 | Greg Gutfeld
    Woodstock 50 music festival called off After trouble with obtaining permits and celebrity cancellations, Woodstock 50 has canceled the festival.
  • NASA hacked because of unauthorized Raspberry Pi connected to its network

    06/21/2019 11:54:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies ^ | June 21, 2019 -- | Catalin Cimpanufor Zero Day|
    A report published this week by the NASA Office of Inspector General reveals that in April 2018 hackers breached the agency's network and stole approximately 500 MB of data related to Mars missions. The point of entry was a Raspberry Pi device that was connected to the IT network of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) without authorization or going through the proper security review. According to a 49-page OIG report, the hackers used this point of entry to move deeper inside the JPL network by hacking a shared network gateway. The hackers used this network gateway to pivot inside...
  • RNC Circulates "Loyalty Pledge" to Candidates-Hopes to Ensnare Trump

    09/02/2015 6:01:35 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/2/2015 | Jim Hoft
    The Republican Party circulated a loyalty pledge to the 17 presidential candidates today. ** The Republican establishment is far more interested in the candidates pledging support to the party than the party’s pledge to the people. Even Bill Kristol thinks this is foolish. Trump should offer his own pledge to the party. He should force them to sign a pledge to support him when he wins. UPDATE: Trump will meet with RNC leader Reince Priebus tomorrow
  • "US Fouls Up Again On Prime Minister's Name"

    07/30/2012 2:21:37 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 15 replies
    Pic courtesy another major Japanese national TV network, TBS For those who have been following this, the Japanese press is filled with snippets, chortling and stories and about the keystone-cop-ish US White House (specifically the National Security Council under Tom Donilon) and the White House website, which mistakenly listed the first name of Japan's Prime Minister (the third largest economy in the world you recall) as a common Japanese "female first name", "Yoshiko" (sic), and now the Chunichi Shimbun News off a Kyodo News Agency story (which is the blue ribbon equivalent of AP), has run an article saying...
  • FOX News- Romney & GOP kept Gingrich off of Virginia ballot

    03/06/2012 10:35:51 PM PST · by Christie at the beach · 90 replies
    FOX News says Romney & GOP kept Gingrich off of Virginia ballot
  • Cain chief-of-staff walks back Perry accusations

    11/03/2011 11:04:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 140 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/3/2011 01:34 PM ET | Justin Sink
    Herman Cain's chief-of-staff Mark Block walked back accusations that Rick Perry's campaign was responsible for the leak of accusations of sexual harassment during the candidate's time as president of the National Restaurant Association, saying that he would "accept" the claim by a former staffer now affiliated with the Perry campaign that he was not the leak. "Until we get all the facts, I'm just going to say that we accept what Mr. Anderson has said, and we want to move on with the campaign," Block said on Fox News. Curt Anderson, the former Cain staffer, has flatly denied the accusations,...
  • ‘Can You Imagine Bush Talking about Shrum?’

    10/12/2010 6:02:39 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 9 replies
    The Corner National Review ^ | October 12, 2010 | Robert Costa
    Ed Gillespie tells National Review Online that President Obama’s demonization of political operatives reeks of desperation. “Can you imagine former president Bush talking about Bob Shrum?” he laughs. “It is just remarkable that he is so willing to diminish the office. It’s starting to look like the Oval Office is swallowing him up.” Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, singled out Gillespie, the longtime Republican strategist and former counselor to Pres. George W. Bush, by name on Wednesday. At an afternoon press briefing, Gibbs cited Gillespie, along with fellow former Bush adviser Karl Rove, as a Republican leader involved...
  • CNN: Obama losing to generic Republican challenger 45/50

    08/13/2010 11:09:41 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 13, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    It’s still far too early to start debating the nomination for the 2012 presidential election — and for that, Barack Obama can be grateful, at least for a while. In the latest CNN poll, voters overwhelmingly support his renomination … but not his re-election. Instead, half of all voters prefer a generic Republican, while Obama only gets 45%, as Hotline digs into the history: Pres. Obama trails a generic GOPer in a WH ‘12 re-election bid, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released today. Among registered voters, fully half, 50%, said they were more likely to vote for...

    03/13/2010 8:36:15 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 167 replies · 4,709+ views
    The Japanese daily equivalent to the American "Wall Street Journal", the "Nihon Keizai Shimbun" (or "Nikkei" for short) has run a Japanaese language story just now reporting the slamming that Obama and Gibbs are getting for not only cancelling the Obama Asian trip, but in the rather crass, cavalier, informal and rude way it was apparantly gingerly announced (by Gibbs apparantly) through "Twitter".Alludes in Japanese that this is insulting in an Asian context. Original article (link provided to Japanese) is: 米大統領のアジア歴訪延期、「ツイッター発表」で波紋Or my translation: "Obama's Asian Trip Postponement; (White House) Announcement Via 'Twitter' Causes Waves"
  • U.S. envoy Bosworth arrives in Pyongyang: N. Korean media

    12/08/2009 6:04:29 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 756+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 12/08/09
    U.S. envoy Bosworth arrives in Pyongyang: N. Korean media SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- A U.S. envoy on North Korea arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday, the North's media said, in the highest-level visit to the communist nation since the Barack Obama administration took power in Washington early this year. Stephen Bosworth and his entourage "arrived in Sunan Airport" just outside the capital, the Korean Central News Agency said. Bosworth departed from the U.S. Osan air base in South Korea at around 2 p.m. on a three-day mission to bring the North back to a multilateral forum on its nuclear program

    11/22/2009 6:20:18 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 37 replies · 2,035+ views
    Business Week ^ | 22 November 2009 | Bruce Nussbaum, in Singapore
    Sitting here in Singapore as President Obama went through China and flew home from his 8-day trip to Asia, it is perhaps easier to see the true truth of his trip—it’s deep failure....
  • Obama Blunders Through Asia ("Nailed It!")

    11/22/2009 6:03:42 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 48 replies · 2,618+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 30 November 2009 | Ross Terrill
    Obama Blunders Through Asia Undoing Bush's years of deft diplomacy. by Ross Terrill 11/30/2009, Volume 015, Issue 11 Much dire rhetoric has been unleashed in liberal quarters about the damage done by George W. Bush's foreign policy. The alleged damage, however, is not evident in Asia. When Ken Lieberthal, a respected China specialist and Democratic loyalist, spoke at Harvard early this year, I asked him to name a single year in memory when Washington had as good relations with India, Japan, and China as under Bush. He changed the subject. The White House stated as Obama left Asia for home...
  • Total Amateurs Discover 'Green Pea' Galaxies

    07/28/2009 8:50:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 494+ views ^ | 7/27/09
    Armchair astronomers have helped discover a batch of tiny galaxies that may help professional astronomers understand how galaxies formed stars in the early universe. Dubbed the "Green Peas," the galaxies are forming stars 10 times faster then the Milky Way despite being 10 times smaller and 100 times less massive. They are between 1.5 billion and 5 billion light years away "These are among the most extremely active star-forming galaxies we've ever found," said Carolin Cardamone, lead author of a paper on the discoveries to be published in an upcoming issue of the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society....
  • MSM's Tea Party Cognitive Dissonance

    04/20/2009 2:17:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies · 752+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 20, 2009 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    In all my years of watching news coverage in America, I don't believe I have ever witnessed more condescending, amateurish, purely politicized reporting than what just transpired among the liberal MSM covering America's Tax Day Tea Parties. The Tea Parties represented a very significant news event. Whenever close to 300,000 middle-class Americans put their productive lives on hold on a midweek workday, make original signs with their own hands, and travel miles and miles to stand with other private citizens just to demonstrate their anger with government, in more than 300 cities from coast to coast and everywhere in between,...
  • The Cult of the Amateur (Or Why The Blogosphere Sucks)

    06/30/2007 11:52:46 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 65 replies · 1,315+ views
    New York Times ^ | 29 June 2007 | By MICHIKO KAKUTANI
    Digital utopians have heralded the dawn of an era in which Web 2.0 — distinguished by a new generation of participatory sites like and, which emphasize user-generated content, social networking and interactive sharing — ushers in the democratization of the world: more information, more perspectives, more opinions, more everything, and most of it without filters or fees. Yet as the Silicon Valley entrepreneur Andrew Keen points out in his provocative new book, “The Cult of the Amateur,” Web 2.0 has a dark side as well. Mr. Keen argues that “what the Web 2.0 revolution is really delivering is...
  • (London) Terror Suspects Very Probably Amateurs, Say Italian Police

    08/01/2005 6:05:02 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 566+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-2-2005 | Bruce Johnston
    Terror suspects very probably amateurs, say Italian police By Bruce Johnston in Rome (Filed: 02/08/2005) Italian police interrogating the suspected Shepherd's Bush July 21 bomber said yesterday he was "very probably" a member of a loose group of amateurs rather than an Islamist militant ring. Hussain Osman, 27, who was arrested in Rome on Friday, had no links to known terrorist cells, said the police official Carlo de Stefano at a press conference in the Italian capital. An armed police officer on patrol in Whitehall, central London, yesterday Investigations "lead us to believe as very probable that he belongs to...
  • More of Air America's Dirty Little Secrets

    04/21/2004 7:09:12 PM PDT · by E Rocc · 36 replies · 2,579+ views
    More private e-mails posted with permission | Paul Phillips
    Greetings to the group from the 2004 National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, Nevada!! Air America has been quite the talk of the convention floor this week. And yes, the fact that Air America is buying radio time is a big deal and is nothing anywhere akin to Kerry's campaign buying commercials. Here's why: A commercial is, in fact, an announcement of commerce. Station owners must keep logs of such messages and they must be logged as "Commercial Messages". The law requires them to clearly identify the name of the company paying for the advertisement. Air America is...
  • Iraqi athletes have Olympic dreams (good news from Iraq - Take that Kennedy)

    04/06/2004 4:15:45 AM PDT · by bogdanPolska12 · 17 replies · 395+ views ^ | By Kent Harris
    BAGHDAD — This war-torn country is not yet ready to challenge the United States, Russia or the world’s top sporting nations on the Olympic medal chart, but hopes are growing that Iraq will send a sizable delegation to the games in Athens, Greece, this summer. Two athletes already have received invitations: Raad Abbas Rasheed will participate in tae kwon do and sprinter Al’aa Hikmet will compete in the 100- and 200-meter events. The country’s National Olympic Committee, reformed after the fall of Saddam Hussein, also has aspirants in boxing, weightlifting, swimming, wrestling, and track and field. But Iraq’s biggest sports...
  • HAMs Head For The Hills

    08/07/2002 11:39:35 AM PDT · by WaterDragon · 47 replies · 336+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | August 1, 2002 | KE7DC
    The term "HAM" is a nickname for those who participate in the hobby called amateur radio. The origin of that term is not known to us. The term "amateur" these days means "one who is not professional." Doen't know much about the subject.That was not the original meaning....(snip) Every year in June, HAMs generate disaster....(snip)Click HERE for entire article.