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.
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