Friday, June 18, 2010
Drill Ban Means Hard Times for Rig Workers.The securities firm Raymond James & Associates predicts that the moratorium could last well into 2011, directly jeopardizing 50,000 jobs and potentially gutting blue-collar communities that rely heavily on the economic activity that comes with deepwater work.
'Blackwater' in Afghanistan.Blackwater Firm Gets $120M U.S. Gov't Contract.More on Blackwater - Xe Services
$7-a-gallon gas?The folly of O's oil-spill 'fix'.The answer can be found in Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's now-famous words, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste -- and what I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before."
'The most incompetent CEO in living memory': BP chief Tony Hayward demoted after public flogging as clean-up cost could reach $70bn.In New York, pensioners are moving towards a lawsuit to regain some of the £20million they have lost because the company's value has slumped.
The Stealth Attack on America's Best-Loved Program.If only Citigroup's balance sheet were as healthy as Social Security's!
Will We Defend Israel?Why when it is the only country in the world which is threatened with destruction, it is the only one that nobody considers a victim?"
'Next flotilla will be stopped'.Israel tells the UN Lebanese flotilla will not be allowed into Gaza.
Haifa Wehbe asks to join Gaza flotilla.Hizbullah concerned pop star's "nudity" may affect female activists.her “nudity … and immodest dress will harm the reputation of all women participating in the trip.”
World's largest gold coin on auction block(Video).This ultra-rare Canadian coin measures 21 inches in diameter and weighs 220 pounds.A pitty it doesn't fit in my small change purse.
Ahmadinejad: The Jews Only Seem Human; We Are Advancing Step By Step Towards Implementing Our Plan to Change the World.Please stop reading "Mein Kampf"?
Son kills father who translated for US in Iraq.An al-Qaida-linked insurgent shot and killed his own father as he slept in his bed"Come to the dark side?".
Pakistani lawyer petitions for death of Mark Zuckerberg.Police probe Facebook chief over 'Draw Muhammad' contest..Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is being investigated by Pakistani police under a section of the penal code that makes blasphemy against Muhammad punishable by death.Death seems to be the number one answer?
Obama's Stimulus Visit Results in Lost Payday for Construction Workers."The bosses told us we weren't working because the president is coming, and we are wondering why," construction worker George Harrison.
Canada stun gun death 'not justified'.Before his death, Mr Dziekanski reportedly asked the policemen: "Have you lost your minds?"
U.S. Testing Pain Ray in Afghanistan (Updated).Hughes also disputes the assertion that Active Denial creates a burning feeling. "It's an intolerable heating sensation," she says. "Like opening up an oven door."
The World's 18 Strangest Military Bases.
Seven Sci-Fi Weapons from Tomorrow Are Here Today.Scotty get me out of here ?NOW!
Wallpaper that smelled like garlic, sawdust in mattresses and toilets that backfired. These are history’s home truths.How the aptly named Thomas Crapper made his fortune from flushing loos?Contrary to widespread misconceptions, Crapper did not invent the water closet.
Video : The results of the Starchild Skull DNA.
'World could be plunged into crisis in 2014': Cambridge expert predicts 'a great event' will determine course of the century.A 'Doomsday' moment will take place in 2014 - and will determine whether the 21st century is full of violence and poverty or will be peaceful and prosperous.I wish they would make up their minds!
NASA Prepares for Potentially Damaging 2011 Meteor Shower.Take your pick of any of the 3 following numbers: 2011 - 2012 - 2014.
Exclusive: The unseen photographs that throw new light on the First World War.
(Un)Dead Languages: 10 Mysterious Undeciphered Scripts.I think my doctor uses one of them?
The dreaded vuvuzela claims its first victim: Woman bursts her windpipe 'by blowing too hard'. A "blowing job" gone bad?
What to Do If Your Child Really Does See Dead People."Sometimes, the parent might also see the ghost too, but not want to admit it.
Bigfoot discovered? Virginia Man Says He's on Verge of Bigfoot Discovery.Go ahead, call him a loon, a flake, a huckster. He's heard it all.They told him they saw a shaggy, super-size figure on two legs gallivanting across their wooded property.
The world's ugliest dog is dead... long live the WORLD'S UGLIEST DOG! Competition to find Miss Ellie's successor begins.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
EXCLUSIVE: Alert Issued for 17 Afghan Military Members AWOL From U.S. Air Force Base.The official added that this is not the first time foreign trainees have gone missing.
Video : The Three Terrors.Jihad is sweet,Jihad is fun!HT;Israel Matzav
Lawmakers warn Turkey of payback over Iran, Israel policies.Supporters of Israel in the U.S. House warned Turkey on Wednesday they might support a resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide that so far has failed to come up for a vote by the full chamber.
Senior MP: Tehran Not to Tolerate Inspection of Iranian Vessels. "One of these factors is that one of the most sensitive points of the world, the Straight of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, belongs to Iran."
FCC to toughen internet rules.The stage has been set for what many predict will be an ugly fight over broadband plans for US citizens."It's a tough road ahead and the telcos are going to fight this to the death," communications director Art Brodsky told BBC News.
Who's Genachowski??He received his J.D. in 1991 from Harvard Law School, where he was a notes editor at the Harvard Law Review when it was headed by Barack Obama, who graduated in the same year.
Gulf oil full of methane, adding new concerns.That means huge quantities of methane have entered the Gulf, scientists say, potentially suffocating marine life and creating "dead zones" where oxygen is so depleted that nothing lives.
Video" Hillary Clinton: Yes, Obama is filing a lawsuit against the Arizona law.
Issa has eye on subpoena team.“I won’t use it to have corporate America live in fear that we’re going to subpoena everything. I will use it to get the very information that today the White House is either shredding or not producing.”
Crude Politics.The drilling experts speak out on the Obama deepwater moratorium.Mr. President, you were looking for someone's butt to kick," said Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph, recently. "You're kicking ours."
Sliced and diced on Capitol Hill: Hapless BP boss torn apart by political enemies.One congressman, Henry Waxman, known as 'the rottweiler', got so angry he refused to continue questioning the increasingly beleaguered 53-year-old.
BP Oil Spill: Against Gov. Jindal's Wishes, Crude-Sucking Barges Stopped by Coast Guard.
Oil spill: David Cameron confronts Barack Obama in battle to protect BP. “This shouldn’t be about going after BP for the sake of it. It’s about dealing with this environmental disaster.”
Barack Obama doesn't do the mundane. He was sent to us to do larger things.Pedestrian is beneath Obama. Mr. Fix-It he is not. He is world-historical, the visionary, come to make the oceans recede and the planet heal.Obama is dreamer in chief.
Hitler memorabilia 'attracts young Indians'."I have idolised Hitler ever since I have had a sense of history. I admire his leadership qualities and his discipline."
The immigration debate we don’t want to have.After the sensational 2007 murder of Aqsa Parvez, the 16-year-old girl who disobeyed her traditional family, many Muslim girls in Canada discussed the story on Facebook. “That’s my story too,” some of them wrote.
Hezbollah “moderates".In reality, there is no such thing as Hezbollah moderates.
Can you offer the British queen offal for dinner - to be precise animal brain and testicles? That's just what the monarch will have on a platter Thursday, courtesy a maverick chef.
Getty taps into Flickr snappers.For the last year, Getty Images has tapped into more than 100,000 photos taken by professional and semi-pro photographers who post on the site.
Inside the Ring.The administration has characterized the language as a meaningless concession to the Russians that the United States has no intention of ever carrying out.
Porn actress files legal action demanding Tiger Woods undergo a paternity test.
Like father like love child: After claims Tiger has a secret son, the cases where a DNA test isn’t necessary.Could it be that serial adulterer tiger Woods has fathered a little cub — as the boy’s pornstar mother Devon James is claiming?
Cheryl Cole Could Turn Any Woman.Says Black Eyed Peas Fergie...,more here.
Five tonnes of illegal 'bushmeat' being smuggled into Europe each week.Primates and crocodiles from central and west Africa among animals found in luggage by customs officials.
Volunteer in charity groin wax nearly loses a testicle."To baldly go where no man has gone before?"
Southwest Finds Shipment of human Heads on a Plane."It wasn't labeled or packaged properly."
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
OIC wants UN action on West's ‘islamophobia’.States want investigation into Western media on religion.
Jon Stewart on Obama's executive power record."I'm going to start provocatively . . . I'm disgusted with this president."
Obama is too friendly with tyrants.Just as we hope for a clear U.S. signal on democracy promotion, we must hope that the Obama administration will cease its coddling of dictators.
Obama oil spill address draws 32 million.Of Obama's major addresses, last night was the least-watched telecast yet.
Plastic bags to be put over Birmingham 'terror cameras'.Well if they start welcoming British troops in such a manner ,terror cameras are not a luxury?
A History of Incorrect Oil Spill Estimates.How did the estimate of oil flowing from BP's damaged well go from 1,000 barrels a day to 60,000?
Obama's speech: There's a pipe spewing a gazillion gobs of oil into the gulf, so let's build more windmills.Obama was like a Harvard-trained nurse talking vacation to a new patient bleeding all over the ER floor.
Laura unleashed.Obama fundraises off of the Gulf.Did President Bush ever raise money off of 9/11? Hurricane Katrina? The thought is mind boggling--who would think to politicize a national catastrophe or use it to push an unrelated legislative agenda?A new kind of scavenger?
Phony friends of Israel.Congressional Democrats say they want to defend Israel -- but without taking on Israel's enemies. Bizarre choice -- so bizarre as to make their professed support for Israel practically meaningless.
Israel cabinet votes to ease Gaza Strip blockade.Israel would: "liberalise the system by which civilian goods enter Gaza"; "expand the inflow of materials for civilian projects that are under international supervision"; and "continue existing security procedures to prevent the inflow of weapons and war material".
U.S. Imposes New Penalties on Iran.The list includes two top commanders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, which has control over Iran’s nuclear program and is expanding its grip on the nation’s economy.
Canada: Israel's new defender.Muted support for Palestine, funding cuts for Arab groups, now a ban on the phrase 'Israeli apartheid': what's going on in Canada?
Holier Than Thou: Ramzan Kadyrov And 'Traditional Chechen Islam.And since early June bands of masked men in military uniform have patrolled the streets of Grozny and fired paintballs at any woman not wearing a head scarf in line with an edict issued by Kadyrov in 2007.Trouble for PM Putin?
Iran's Reformist Clerics Come Under Increased Pressure."We demand from the authorities to get rid of these houses soon. These sources of corruption allow these dirty people to have a place and base here."
Families of 3 jailed Americans criticize Iran."We want them released or put on trial. Go ahead and put your money where your mouth is," Nora Shourd said. "Stop talking about it. Just do it."
Just How Crazy Have Europeans Become? Insights into the Flotilla Madness.The readers would not understand that someone might be favorable to Israel.
Organizers of Dutch minidress model scheme arrested.Two women have been arrested by Johannesburg police for their alleged role in sending a group of more than 30 women in orange minidresses to advertise on behalf of the brewer.
Rory Bremner 'afraid' to joke about Islam.The political impressionist, said he fears joking about Islam could lead to his death due to the "chilling" issue of fundamentalism.
Electric cars won't save the planet (they use too much power).The technology used for electric car batteries is so backward they will die after just two years, experts have warned.
Fungus gold rush in Tibetan plateau rebuilding lives after earthquake.The fungus briefly grabbed the world's attention in 1993, when the Chinese national athletics coach Ma Junren credited it with the stunning success of three female runners who came from nowhere to break five world records in one competition.
Put down that beer and wash the dishes! Wives spend 'six days a year' nagging their husbands.This equals two-and-a-half hours of earbashing each week - which totals 11 hours a month or five-and-a-half days a year.
Jihadi Tourism Hits Lebanon.Hezbollah Boasts New War Museum to Commemorate Struggle Against Israel.
Indian community torn apart by 'honour killings'."She was crying loudly. She was pleading, 'Kill me, but please don't hurt him.' She loved him and they wanted to get married,"
Video: Woman Builds Home From Airplane.Retired 747 jet reworked into green residence in Malibu.
Video : Obama-Worst President in US History-Backs Hamas.
Huge Number of Disaster Drills Held Throughout America.Extraordinary number of drills cause for concern?No, it's recognition that the Feds are leaving ordinary citizens to fend for themselves. States aren't happy about this.
Anti-Obama ad: 'Gather your armies.Alabama Republican congressional candidate Rick Barber is encouraging his fellow tea party activists to “gather your armies” against President Barack Obama.
Scientists: Oil leaking up to 2.52M gallons daily,more here.A government panel of scientists said that the ruptured well is leaking between 1.47 million and 2.52 million gallons of oil daily.
Obama's Political Oil Fund.In its Gulf spill panic, the White House runs roughshod over the rule of law..
Obama's oil speech: were expectations too high."President Obama should not exploit this crisis to impose a job-killing national energy tax on struggling families and small businesses."
Into the jaws of hate: Soldiers' parade marred by Muslim extremists and far-Right.Alex Mitchelson, 18, whose brother has completed two tours of Afghanistan, said: 'He would been disgusted by what happened here today. I had Muslim protesters racially abusing me as I walked by.'
Netanyahu warns: Dark days ahead."Dark forces from the Middle Ages are raging against us. I have received calls from concerned officials in the Balkans and Eastern Europe who are very worried about these developments."Earlier Netanyahu told ministers to expect "surprises", even from Israel's allies.
Israel’s Merkava 4 Tank showcased in Paris.The Merkava 4 Tank, which is thought of as one of the most advanced tanks in the world and is being shown outside of Israel for the first time.
Israeli cabinet mulls over easing Gaza blockade.
Anger as white U.S. policeman filmed punching black girl, 17, in the face... for not crossing road properly.
I’ve Become an Enemy of the People for Speaking the Truth About Islam.
Reaction to President Obama's Speech.
aid ship transporting medical supplies to Gaza is to leave Lebanon in the coming days with dozens of women activists on board.
Obama Targets For-Profit College Recruiting in Proposed Rules.
HRW presses Iraqi Kurds to ban female circumcision.The practice was widespread in Iraqi Kurdistan, and was having a harmful effect on the physical and emotional health of many women.
Is Blackwater's Erik Prince Moving to the United Arab Emirates?
A Year Later, Journalist Reflects On Iranian Unrest.For 118 days, he was held in Iran's notorious Evin Prison.
Father and son plead guilty to murdering Aqsa ParvezMother thought husband was just going to break arms and legs, not kill.The young girl ran away twice from home, seeking to have more freedom than she could enjoy living under her father's rigid rules in a traditional Islamic family.
Porn star and escort Devon James is claiming Tiger Woods fathered her secret love child.James is one of approximately 15 women linked to Woods, 34, in secret sexual affairs.
'I'm here to behead Bin Laden': Pakistan police arrest U.S. builder with sword on solo mission to kill Al Qaeda leader.
6-story Jesus statue in Ohio struck by lightning.The sculpture, about 62 feet tall and 40 feet wide at the base, showed Jesus from the torso up and was nicknamed Touchdown Jesus because of the way the arms were raised, similar to a referee signaling a touchdown.
Nightmare vision for Europe as EU chief warns 'democracy could disappear' in Greece, Spain and Portugal.This is 1931, we're heading back to the 1930s, with the Great Depression and we ended up with militarist dictatorship.
The dogs that barked 800 times every hour and made neighbours' lives a 'living hell'.Perhaps they were keeping a watch out for angry neighbours.
The World’s Most Expensive (Temporary) Tattoo Costs $1Million.The tattoo is made up of 612 Shimansky Ideal Cut .5 carat diamonds, each of which is painstaking applied to the skin using a water-based adhesive.
Kim Kardashian in airport drama after spending the weekend with teen star Justin Bieber.Ok just when I thought my night couldn’t get any worse,” she added, “I get home just craving my own bed and ......"
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Alabama Tea Partier Defends 'Gather Your Armies' TV Ad (VIDEO)."You've always got some folks that could take it the wrong way," he said.
Obama delays frustrate Indonesians.Obama "tries to be close to Muslims in rhetoric, but Muslims don't need rhetoric."
BP Engineer Called Deepwater Horizon 'Nightmare Well' Days Before Blast, Oil Spill.
Obama, Visiting Gulf, Tries to Lift Economy and Mood.BP announced a new plan to siphon 40,000 to 53,000 barrels of oil a day from its leaking well by the end of June, up from the current 15,000 barrels a day.
I admit it: I was wrong to have supported Barack Obama.No one denies that Obama was dealt a rotten economic hand; but he has played it ineptly. His policies are serving to make his country poorer, less free and less respected. And that is a problem for all of us.
Empire State Building disses U.S. Marine Corps, refuses to honor soldiers with scarlet, gold lights.Had No Problem Lighting for Muslim Holiday.And just last year the building was lit in red in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Communist Chinese Revolution
Pilgrims storm church as 'blood' runs from image of Christ.Local priest Father Jorge Gandur said the 'ooze comes from one of the wounds on the left side of the forehead of Christ produced by the crown of thorns'.
Pakistan's ISLAMIC BOMB by Yossef Bodansky.In Friday prayers, Mullahs stressed that the tests are a “triumph for Islam.”
Would-be bin Laden assassin held in Pakistan.Calif. man, 52, was armed with pistol, sword and night-vision equipment.
Anti-War Kooks Turn On Obama, Chant: “Obama You Pr*ck, You Lied to Us You D*ck” (Video).
Muslim Student Union members shocked by suspension.The suspension is the result of a months-long internal review by the university following the arrest of 11 union students during Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren's speech on campus. Oren was repeatedly interrupted by the union members
Barcelona plans Islamic veil ban."It should not be possible that someone enters into a place without being identified."
Mother who gives teenage daughter Botox now teaches her 7-year-old to POLEDANCE.What are child care agencies waiting for?
Nasa warns solar flares from 'huge space storm' will cause devastation.Britain could face widespread power blackouts and be left without critical communication signals for long periods of time, after the earth is hit by a once-in-a-generation “space storm”, Nasa has warned.
Justin Bieber : The teen singer is in the Bahamas doing a photo shoot with Kim Kardashian - in the sea. "The Bermuda Triangle?"
What's wrong with the sun?Sunspots come and go, but recently they have mostly gone.But for the past two years, the sunspots have mostly been missing. Their absence, the most prolonged for nearly a hundred years, has taken even seasoned sun watchers by surprise. "This is solar behaviour we haven't seen in living memory,"
Mystery of million mummies buried near Snefu's Seila pyramid."We've been digging there for 30 years and we could dig there for a hundred more and still have only done a small percentage."
Prehistoric mammal hair found in Cretaceous amber.The hairs, found alongside a fly pupa in amber uncovered in southwest France, are remarkably similar to hair found on modern mammals.
Transplant woman, 28, dies after getting lungs of donor who smoked for 30 years.Lyndsey Scott, 28, was never told about the unhealthy lifestyle led by the donor.
Iranian aid ships head for Gaza,more here.But the Guards' deputy head, Hossein Salami, said there were no plans to do so. "Such a thing is not on our agenda,"Baloni?
Navy braces for next flotillas.Lawmaker Mahmoud Ahmadi Bighash was quoted as saying that he and two other members of the Majlis, the Iranian parliament, would travel to Gaza by way of Egypt later this week.
Video : Paris: Anti-Islamisation 'pork and wine' party slammed,more here.Anti-racism activists on Monday condemned plans to hold a "pork sausage and wine" party in a multi-ethnic Paris district to protest against what the organisers call the area's "Islamisation."
What is Killing the Lobsters?The Caribbean Spiny Lobster has been a mainstay of the Florida seafood industry for decades, but the harvest went off a cliff about a decade ago, declining about 30%, and has never rebounded.
Why Humans Have No Fur -- Explained.The cradle of human evolution in East Africa has been scorching hot for a long time, favoring fur-free, upright humans, new research finds.
Kylie Minogue channels Lady Gaga in wet and wild photoshoot as she claims she has influenced singer.'I think there’s an element of me in her, but you’d also have to add into that mix all of the other women we’ve been talking about.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Leaking Oil Invades Louisiana Wildlife Habitats.
Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
US oil spill: Mapping the oil slick.A must see !
Gulf 'media blackout' triggers journalist fury.CBS, CNN, the New York Times — these are not fringe media outlets. And when Anderson Cooper and Katie Couric complain about press barricades, you know that not only is the rumored media blackout very real, but it is clearly also very serious.
Grateful Obama Gets Help On Oil Spill From ‘Old Li’from China.
Video : Long Hot Summer Begins: Congressman Attacks Student.We’re on the cusp of a deeper recession, millions of unemployed Americans have no prospect for work, taxes are about to spike higher and we’ve maxed out the national credit card. The Democrats were given a chance to run government and they’ve only succeeded in running it into the ground.
Barack Obama is playing dirty over BP?According to the Downing Street version, Obama used his 30-minute chat with David Cameron on Saturday to insist that he had "no interest" in undermining BP and that "frustrations about the oil spill had nothing to do with national identity".
Obama Oddly Unpopular in Former Slave States.I talked to one candidate running in a race below the Mason-Dixon line a while back. And this person told me that where he's running, outside of the few places, Barack Obama is just toxic.
Iranian aid ships head for Gaza.One ship left port Sunday and another will depart by Friday, loaded with food, construction material and toys, the report said. The boats would be part of international efforts to break Israel's isolation of the Gaza Strip.
Obama Plans First Oval Office Speech to Put Pressure on BP.I wonder will there be an American flag present this time?
Obama Tells Politico the Oil Spill is Like 9-11… Then Goes Golfing for 4 Hours.
China’s Military Threatens America: ‘We Will Hurt You’.“Every nation has a right to defend itself and to spend as it sees fit for that purpose, but a gap as wide as what seems to be forming between China’s stated intent and its military programs leaves me more than curious about the end result,”
Microsoft unveils Xbox 'Kinect' motion controller.Microsoft has said Kinect will hit shelves before the end of the year.
U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan.The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy.Strange this story aired first in 2007 ,a good reason to keep the troops there?
Say what? Afghanistan has $1 trillion in untapped mineral resources?But I'm (a) skeptical of that $1 trillion figure; (b) skeptical of the timing of this story, given the bad news cycle, and (c) skeptical that Afghanistan can really figure out a way to develop these resources in a useful way.
Students Instructed to Chant “I Am an Obama Scholar” (Video).Ach the good old Communist days?
Belgium Shaken As Nationalists Win Election.Who is Bart De Wever the winner of the elections really?
Vote Widens Divide Between Flemish- and French-Speaking Regions.
Montreal woman accused of attempted murder in 'crime of honour'after daughter stabbed.Montreal police Const. Daniel Lacoursiere would not confirm reports that the weapon was a machete or that the woman was attacked because she stayed out all night.
Every Google search to be logged and saved for two years under new Euro MP plan.But civil liberty groups have hit out at the proposal which they say is a 'completely unjustifiable' intrusion into citizens' privacy.."Uber Big Brother?"
Is the era of cheap Chinese labour almost over?"They're human beings. They don't just need more money. They need human rights,"
Internet addicts stage uprising at China boot camp.The 14 mutineers, aged 15 to 22, were all caught by police when they failed to pay a taxi fare following their escape from the rehabilitation centre in east China's Jiangsu province last week.
Video : Federal Spending by the Numbers.Getting dizzy yet ?
'Buddha remains' unveiled in E China temple.Chinese Buddhist monks and archaeologists revealed what they believed to be top part of the skull of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism.
World's best-preserved gladiatorial relics are discovered in the suburbs of York.More pictures here.
Asthma risk 'linked to burgers'.Children who eat a Mediterranean diet have a lower risk of developing asthma, but eating three or more burgers a week is linked to a higher risk, research suggests.
Trying to quit smoking? The devil is in the drink.If drinking and smoking seem inextricably linked, perhaps it's because in the brain's pleasure centre they actually are.
Dental X-ray link to thyroid cancer.Repeated exposure to dental X-rays could increase the risk of developing thyroid cancer, according to new research.
Radio ghost mystery at former RAF station.World War Two radio continues to pick up vintage broadcasts despite not having any power.
Ship believed to be from 1600s shows up in Corolla after storm Wreck Exposes Past.More here!
Genetic study sheds light on Jewish diaspora.
The Ten Most Disturbing Scientific Discoveries.
Eating Crocodile Helped Boost Early Human Brains?
Blow to history: The collapse of the majestic 500-year old Rajagopuram of Sri Kalahastiswara Swamy temple.
12 children die during bad luck ceremony.Twelve Indonesian children have died after a suspension bridge collapsed as they were taking part in a traditional ceremony to dispel bad luck, a local official said.
Girls From Russian Social Networks, Part II.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Obama on the spill: I can't suck it up with a straw.That sucks?
Hamas Has Been Dealt Blow to its Terrorist TV Station.The station shows programs which "incite hatred or violence for reasons of religion or nationality,"
Uzbeks slaughtered as Kyrgyz mobs set fire to the city of Osh.More than 75,000 Uzbeks were forced to flee Kyrgyzstan today as mobs burned their villages and slaughtered residents in the worst ethnic rioting in the Central Asian nation in 20 years.
50 ships may join Freedom Flotilla II.Yasser Qashlaq, the director of the Free Palestine Movement, said on Thursday that up to 50 ships could join the Freedom Flotilla II, the International Middle East Media Center reported.
PM Binyamin Netanyahu announced Turkel to head raid inquiry.Retired high court judge to lead flotilla probe, Obama informed.
BREAKING: Coast Guard Head Was Informed of Maine Oil Boom on 5/21. Yesterday, He Claimed He Didn’t Know.
Obama Takes a Hard Line Against Leaks to Press.My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Transcript: Daniel Ellsberg Says He Fears US Might Assassinate Wikileaks Founder.He said last week, at this New York gathering that he had been instructed by his lawyers not to return to the United States
Professors Want Action Against Turkey.Four professors from Bar Ilan and Georgetown Universities have sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu seeking official Israeli recognition of the Armenian genocide and an official call to Turkey to bring an end to its occupation of Cyprus.
Arab League head calls for end of Gaza blockade.They were carrying 10,000 tonnes of aid, including building materials which are currently restricted under the terms of the blockade.Well if he's not gone playing golf he will hear you.
Sarah Palin lines up UK trip – and a visit to Lady Thatcher.
Belgium votes in election that could split the nation.Asked about how they feel about their shared future, Belgians might give different answers but most will say that, on a personal level, they coexist perfectly well. But their feelings no longer seem to matter in this debate.
NAACP Urges Hallmark to Pull 'Racist' Card From Shelves.Scotty please beam me out of here?
Video : German news on the flotilla to Gaza.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Staten Islanders urged to visit 9/11 monument in Bayonne,more about it here.You would think that people would flock to a 10-story bronze monument to 9-11 sitting in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty and looking directly into the line of sight where the World Trade Center once stood.And the Tear Drop Memorial is a beauty ... a 100-foot-high chiseled monolith cuts a jagged frame around a giant hanging gold-mirrored tear drop.
YouTube silences Latma, removes We Con the World.As Israel went offline for the Jewish sabbath.If you try to access the song on YouTube you receive the notification:This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Warner/ Chappell Music, Inc. .
Mosque Plans Ignite Terror Fears, Inflame Tensions in NYC Borough.Tempers flared and fears were ignited at a community meeting in Staten Island, N.Y. Wednesday night, where many residents questioned why a Muslim group is being allowed to build a mosque on the site of a former convent.
Alleged Mossad Spy Is Arrested,more here.A man using the name of Uri Brodsky is suspected of working for a foreign spy agency in Germany and helping issue a fake German passport to a member of the Mossad hit squad allegedly behind the killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in January
Saudi airspace open for Iran attack,more here.A Saudi government source confirmed that a blind eye would be turned to Israeli jets attacking Iran, according to the report.
Defiant Ahmadinejad Returns Home on Vote Anniversary.Hossein Ebrahimi, a member of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said Iran would stop and inspect international ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz, the strategic entry into the oil-rich Persian Gulf, if Iranian ships were stopped.
Iran's Greens continue to meander.As the Green movement itself shows, it's no longer a matter of "if", but only "when" age-old autocracy will wither away and fade into the annals of history.
White House denies Kristol flotilla investigation claim.The White House official said the administration continues to support "an Israeli-led investigation into the flotilla incident that is prompt, credible, impartial, and transparent."
Bachmann : Obama worst President in United States history.He’s siding with the Islamic world against Israel.
President attended fundraiser during Gulf memorial service.Priorities Golf - Money - party . Non
priorities : America and the American people?
Rabbi Receives Death Threats Over Helen Thomas Video."This ticker tape keeps coming in," Nesenoff told FoxNews.com. "We got one specific one saying, 'We're going to kill the Jews; watch your back"
NKorea vows to blow up South propaganda facilities.North Korea vowed Saturday to launch an all-out attack against South Korean loudspeakers and other propaganda facilities along their heavily fortified border, warning it can even turn Seoul into a "sea of flame."
Alaskan town hit by Exxon Valdez spill watches Gulf.Twenty-one years later, much of the oil is gone from the beaches, though some still lies just below the sand's surface.
Minnesota Declares 'Ladies' Night' Illegal.State charges five bars with gender discrimination.
Inmate to be killed by firing squad in US.Death by firing squad may sound outdated, but it could happen to Ronnie Lee Gardner in the United States next week.
Oil Spill Shuts the Nation’s Oldest Oyster-Shucking Company.“All the people I buy from are unable to work their grounds,” he said. “Unless they open some areas, we’re done.”
Iran's Ahmadinejad says Israel is 'doomed'.It's perhaps time he trained a parrot for his "speeches".
Why time is against Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Many Iranians have fallen into a sullen acquiescence, frustrated that their hopes for change have slipped away.
Pentagon rushes to block release of classified files on Wikileaks.It has the ingredients of a spy thriller: an American military analyst turned whistleblower; 260,000 classified government documents; and rumours that the world's most powerful country is hunting a former hacker whom it believes is about to publish them.
The Grand Jihad.When Islamists and Westerners speak about “freedom,” they are not speaking about the same concept.
Belgium the town of Blankenberge their sand sculpture festival breaks world record.With a length of 841.80 meters the world record was broken again this year.
BoP girls report high rates of chlamydia.The "Bay of Plenty" followed Waikato where there were 1332 cases and the Auckland region where there were 3132.
Pictured: The 22ft python who needs SEVEN zoo keepers to carry her to her health check.