Are you ready for take-off? Plans to allow passengers to be virtually strip searched by X-ray body scanners at airports across Europe were denounced yesterday as a threat to personal dignity.
The former press secretary of President George W. Bush says he backs Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama for the November election. McClellan also said he has always planned to support a candidate that has the best chance for changing the way Washington works and getting things done.
Over the last few months we have gone through 30 of the worlds greatest mysteries but what we haven’t covered are ancient mysteries. This list aims to put that right! Here are ten great unsolved mysteries of science. Do you have a theory that might solve one of these mysteries? If so, tell us in the comments! This mystery may even be a problem for those legendary investigators from CSI and the like! The bog bodies are hundreds of ancient corpses found buried around the northern bogs and wetlands of Northern Europe. These bodies are remarkably well preserved, some dating back 2,000 years. Many of these bodies have tell-tale signs of torture and other medieval “fun”, which have made some researchers postulating that these unfortunate victims were the result of ritual sacrifices.
A French veterinary surgeon has made surgical history by performing the first known operation on a live shark. The two-metre fish was anaesthetised with a form of clove oil used by dentists before going under the knife at Nausicaa, an aquarium in Boulogne-sur-Mer in northern France.
When Chris Read bought a mobile phone through eBay, it was described as being in good condition. But when the phone arrived a few days later, he was disappointed to find it was the wrong model and appeared to be damaged. After returning his purchase and receiving a refund from the seller, Joel Jones, he used the online auction website's feedback section - which can be read by other people - to give his honest opinion of the transaction. 'Item was scratched, chipped and not the model advertised on Mr Jones's eBay account,' he wrote, assuming it was the end of the matter...
A 43-year-old Japanese woman has been jailed for "killing" her virtual husband to revenge an unexpected in-game divorce. The unhappy couple's characters had been "married" in the side-scrolling Korean massive multiplayer game, MapleStory. Not in real life, mind you, just within the game. But e-vows were too soon discarded, bringing rise to a plot of digital murder.
A missile attack by a United States drone on an Islamic school in Pakistan's tribal region killed at least nine people early this morning. The strike, thought to have been aimed at killing a close associate of Osama bin Laden in the tribal region of North Waziristan, close to the Afghan border, is likely to further sour Washington's deteriorating relationship with Islamabad, which has said it will no longer tolerate US incursions into Pakistani territory. The attack hit the compound of a religious school, known as the Manba Ulom madrassa, close to the town of Miranshah in the tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghan border. The site is "a suspected Taleban training centre" which US commanders believe was used by senior "al Qaeda" figures shortly after the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. "Mr bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, are widely believed still to be hiding in the area." The Independent: 'US missiles' kill seven in Pakistan.
How 21-year-old soldier Blake Ivey came to see war as "flat-out murder." "I believe war is the crime of our times," Blake Ivey, a specialist in the U.S. Army, said over the phone in a slow, deliberate voice. Ivey, currently stationed in Fort Gordon, Ga., is publicly refusing to deploy to Afghanistan. The 21-year-old soldier filed for conscientious objector status in July but was ordered to deploy while his application was being processed. He is determined not to go, and as of our last phone call, was still actively serving on his base, weighing his options for refusal. Index Research: Index on Afghanistan and Pakistan - Murder & Security, Aug/Sept. ’08.
Live a comfortable life, not a wasteful one. Do not spend to impress others. Do not live life trying to fool yourself into thinking wealth is measured in material objects. Manage your money wisely so your money does not manage you. Always live well below your means.
You’re driving along a remote, dusty road, when suddenly you come upon a border patrol checkpoint. There, agents demand to see your identity papers, and search your car. You are taken by surprise, because you know you haven’t wandered across the Texas-Mexico border. In fact, you’re quite sure of that, because you’re driving through rural Wisconsin countryside west of Green Bay. Even the Canadian border is more than 90 miles away.
Sarah Palin’s wardrobe joined the ranks of symbolic political excess on Wednesday, alongside John McCain’s multiple houses and John Edwards’s $400 haircut, as Republicans expressed fear that weeks of tailoring Ms. Palin as an average “hockey mom” would fray amid revelations that the Republican Party outfitted her with expensive clothing from high-end stores. Think Progress: Flashback: McCain supported amendment to restrict use of campaign funds on ‘clothing purchases.’ SF Gate: Pricey new duds aren't helping Palin in polls. BuzzFlash: The Welfare Queen from Wasilla. AlterNet: The 11 Dumbest Things Sarah Palin Has Said So Far.
Some Americans realize that real criminals must be tried, convicted, and imprisoned, especially those charged with war crimes.
Tehran has warned that any attack on the country would be 'insanity' because in this case the war would be extended beyond Iran's borders. “Iran will not be confined to its borders in responding to any aggression against its territory,” Fars news agency quoted Brig. Gen. Mohammad-Baqer Zolqadr a senior military official, as saying on Wednesday. He played down the threats made by Israel against Iran and said: “The Israeli regime is too weak to launch any attack on a great power like Iran.”
“Contempt of court” is the title of an article I wrote for the Guardian’s “Comment is free” section today, in which I looked at the UK High Court’s latest judgment in the case of British resident and Guantánamo prisoner Binyam Mohamed, a victim of “extraordinary rendition” and torture who is engaged in a transatlantic struggle to secure exculpatory evidence proving that his confessions — of involvement with al-Qaeda and a “dirty bomb” plot — were extracted through the use of torture.
The dead...How can I ever forget the dead? Merciful, scorched Earth...that took them to her bosom, like some generous Mother...A brown, burnt blanket, but a Mother nonetheless. Like the millions of mothers you have left with no shelter, begging for a scorched earth to swallow them...And the millions of orphans longing for a lost, swallowed mother...
It might be of public interest to know that a significant number of Israeli Mossad agents are now working in the United States as employees of the Central Intelligence Agency. These agents, some of whom are listed below, are initially paid by the Israeli Embassy in Washington but Israel then bills the U.S. Government for the salaries and is reimbursed in full on a monthly basis. Here is a partial listing of identified Mossad agents (as of 1 January, 2007) along with their dates of birth and salaries. They do not have American Social Security numbers and do not pay American taxes.
These people are incapable of thinking for themselves, on any level at all. They are simply downloaded with beliefs and ideas by the dominant media. If they were thinking for themselves, and came to support the views of either candidate through their own logical processes, the Obama and McCain supporters would have very little to quarrel about. Both candidates agree on about 95% of the issues. They both support the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and the coming wars in Iran and Syria, mass immigration, massive taxation, the police/surveillance/nanny state, “free trade”, the United Nations, Zionist Israel, and every other globalist agenda. So what are the supporters arguing about?
Government plans to build a giant database holding information about every phone call, email and internet visit were last night dealt a major blow after the man in charge of prosecuting terrorism in England and Wales warned of the dangers posed by a "Big Brother" security state. Sir Ken Macdonald, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), told ministers not to "break the back of freedom" by creating irreversible powers that could be misused to spy on individual citizens and so threaten Britain's hard-won democracy. CS Monitor: A financial new world order? You Tube: The New World Order is Here!
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