Monday, January 31, 2005

Hillary Clinton collapses At Appearance

Sen. Hillary Clinton collapsed during an appearance here Monday before delivering a speech on Social Security. Colleen DiPirro, president of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, said that Clinton told the crowd she was feeling weak and had had a stomach virus. Clinton started to speak then collapsed. Clinton was scheduled to speak Monday at a Catholic college despite protests from anti-abortion groups and reluctance from the Catholic diocese. She was expected to discuss health care, not her pro-choice stance on abortion -- the cause of the protesters' anger.
Can any one say "ACT OF GOD"

U.S. Students Say: Freedoms Go Too Far

One in three U.S. high school students say the press ought to be more restricted, and even more say the government should approve newspaper stories before readers see them, according to a survey being released today.
The survey of 112,003 students finds that 36% believe newspapers should get "government approval" of stories before publishing; 51% say they should be able to publish freely; 13% have no opinion. Asked whether the press enjoys "too much freedom," not enough or about the right amount, 32% say "too much," and 37% say it has the right amount. Ten percent say it has too little. The survey of First Amendment rights was commissioned by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and conducted last spring by the University of Connecticut. It also questioned 327 principals and 7,889 teachers. The findings aren't surprising to Jack Dvorak, director of the High School Journalism Institute at Indiana University in Bloomington. "Even professional journalists are often unaware of a lot of the freedoms that might be associated with the First Amendment," he says. The survey "confirms what a lot of people who are interested in this area have known for a long time," he says: Kids aren't learning enough about the First Amendment in history, civics or English classes. It also tracks closely with recent findings of adults' attitudes. "It's part of our Constitution, so this should be part of a formal education," says Dvorak, who has worked with student journalists since 1968. Although a large majority of students surveyed say musicians and others should be allowed to express "unpopular opinions," 74% say people shouldn't be able to burn or deface an American flag as a political statement; 75% mistakenly believe it is illegal. The U.S. Supreme Court (news - web sites) in 1989 ruled that burning or defacing a flag is protected free speech. Congress has debated flag-burning amendments regularly since then; none has passed both the House and Senate. Derek Springer, a first-year student at Ivy Tech State College in Muncie, Ind., credits his journalism adviser at Muncie Central High School with teaching students about the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech, press and religion. Last year, Springer led a group of student journalists who exposed payments a local basketball coach made to players for such things as attending practices and blocking shots. The newspaper also questioned requirements that students register their cars with the school to get parking passes. Because they studied the First Amendment, he says, "we know that we can publish our opinion, and that we might be scrutinized, but we know we didn't do anything wrong."

17-Year-Old Bomb Maker Arrested

Police arrested a 17-year-old after finding two working bombs and stolen property in a St. Cloud home. The youth faces explosives and burglary charges, Sgt. Jim Mortenson said. "This bomb could have taken off half of the house," said Sgt. Perry Beise. After getting an anonymous tip, St. Cloud police called in the Bloomington police bomb squad, which removed the two bombs from the home Friday night. Both were made with carbon-dioxide cartridges typically used in paintball or BB guns, Mortenson said. Police don't believe the boy had any plans to use the bombs, but they were assembled and ready to go, he said. Officers also found property stolen from three St. Cloud businesses -- Out-N-About Gear, Al's Music and Utopia Games, Mortenson said. Officers also found items used to make explosive devices, Mortenson said. The bombs and bomb-making materials will be given to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for analysis. The teen, who does not live in the house where the bombs were found, remained in the Stearns County Jail on Saturday.
And I will bet you any-thing... Because he is "A CHILD" we will never know his Religion or Ethnicity. (unless Irish Catholic or something like that)

Sunday, January 30, 2005


Iraqis danced and clapped with joy Sunday as they voted in their country's first free election in a half-century, defying insurgents who launched eight suicide bombings and mortar strikes at polling stations. The attacks killed at least 36 people. An Iraqi election official said that 72 percent of eligible Iraqi voters had turned out so far nationwide.


Iraq's first multiparty election in half a century began at dawn on today.
The poll is intended to unite the country after the US-led defeat of dictator Saddam Hussein, but it could instead foment sectarian strife. Insurgents have vowed to create a bloodbath. Polls opened at 7am on a chilly, dark morning and were due to stay open until 5pm. Interim President Ghazi al-Yawar was one of the first to cast his vote, inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone complex. He emerged with one finger of his right hand stained with bright blue ink, used to prevent voters casting multiple ballots. He said he hoped all Iraqis would follow his lead.
Iraqi President Ghazi al-Yawar waves a stained blue finger, used to identify those who have already voted, after casting his ballot in the capital Baghdad January 30, 2005.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Signs Of Desperation From Insurgents

A rocket or mortar hit the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on the eve of Iraq's landmark elections, killing two people and wounding four, a U.S. Embassy official said. One round fell into the Embassy's compound in the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The U.S. military said an explosion at the site was being investigated. Embassy spokesman Bob Callahan confirmed the embassy had been hit in an attack and said there appeared to have been casualties, but could give no details. The second official then confirmed that two had been killed and four injured.
Iraqi patriots, Now more then ever need to stand together and show the EVIL DOERS your done being their doormat! And you are Tired Of Bending Over and taking up the shoot! Today is the day that will go in to your history books. Be there. Be historic! The United States cannot hold your hand for all eternity. Like a bird you WILL have to learn to fly on your own in order to survive.
Today is your day soar like a EAGLE

Iraqis Have To Wait Weeks For Election Results

Iraqis may have to wait weeks to learn the winners of this weekend's election, with guerrilla attacks and other factors expected to slow the vote tally, a foreign election adviser in said today. In the interest of transparency, some early results will trickle out as votes are counted, but Iraq's Independent Electoral Commission will not be able to declare winners until a painstaking count is finished.
Iraq's style of election makes it especially difficult to call the results quickly or to question voters leaving the polls to predict an early winner, as it is done in America. Iraqis will vote for a list of candidates rather than for individuals, with no possibility for split ticket voting. Seats in Iraq's 275 member National Assembly will be handed out according to the party's showing nationwide. This fact makes the last 10% of the votes counted as critical as the first 10%, the official said. The prime minister's job also hinges on the final count. The National Assembly will choose a three-member presidential council which in turn picks the prime minister. The prime minister and his Cabinet must be approved by the assembly. When voting finishes on Sunday night, election officials are supposed to count the votes at the 5,300 polling sites. Sometime later, they must physically deliver the totals to the electoral commission in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone. For security reasons officials won't say how those tally sheets will be delivered. Election officials do not yet know how long it will take workers in the Green Zone to count the results and name the winners. It's expected to take a week or more. It will be a matter of a few days before any data comes out and longer to declare any conclusive result. It could easily run to a couple weeks.

Faster Than You Can Blink

A VENUS flytrap snaps shut faster than you can blink. And now we know why. Whereas our sluggish movements are the result of muscles contracting, the plant snaps shut in the way that a torn tennis ball flips inside out. When Harvard University used a high-speed camera to film the leaves closing, they noticed that the curvature of the leaves flipped from convex to concave as the trap closes. The transformation takes just one-tenth of a second. They reasoned that the leaves were snapping from one stable shape to another - a movement that can occur much faster than muscle contraction. Although they do not yet know what happens at the cellular level, they have devised equations that describe the mechanical action (Nature, vol 433, p 421). From the shape of the leaves, these predict whether the trap is able to shut, how soon after an insect lands it will start to close, and how fast the leaves will move. The model makes simple predictions based on experiments, and then further experiments bear these out, . Darwin was fascinated by the plant. The study still leaves us baffled about one question that motivated him... How did this mechanism evolve? Engineers hope to someday mimic the flytrap's ability in order to move tiny artificial devices that depend on minute movements of liquids or gases. Moving valves, hydraulic sensors or time-released drug systems are some of the possiblities.

Venus flytraps - found in North and South Carolina and are fast becoming endangered - takes about 5 to 12 days to digest its prey by dissolving the insect’s soft inner parts.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Mad Scientists At Work

Scientists have begun blurring the line between human and animal by producing chimeras—a hybrid creature that's part human, part animal. Chinese scientists at the Shanghai Second Medical University in 2003 successfully fused human cells with rabbit eggs. The embryos were reportedly the first human-animal chimeras successfully created. They were allowed to develop for several days in a laboratory dish before the scientists destroyed the embryos to harvest their stem cells. In Minnesota last year researchers at the Mayo Clinic created pigs with human blood flowing through their bodies. And at Stanford University in California an experiment might be done later this year to create mice with human brains.

A chimera is a mixture of two or more species in one body. Not all are considered troubling, though. For example, faulty human heart valves are routinely replaced with ones taken from cows and pigs. The surgery—which makes the recipient a human-animal chimera—is widely accepted. And for years scientists have added human genes to bacteria and farm animals. What's caused the uproar is the mixing of human stem cells with embryonic animals to create new species.

There are currently no U.S. federal laws that address these issues.


Thursday, January 27, 2005

Mark Dayton: Embarrassing To Minnesotans

Sen. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., angrily accused Condoleezza Rice and her colleagues of deceiving him before what he said was the most important vote of his life, referring to the Senate decision authorizing war in Iraq. He accused the administration of "lying to Congress and lying to the American people.'' He described how he and other members of the Senate Armed Services committee were invited to the White House for a classified briefing and misled about the Iraqi threat.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said it was all just "lingering bitterness over the outcome of the election."
Dayton had described how he and other members of the Senate Armed Services committee were invited to the White House for a classified briefing and misled about the Iraqi threat.
He was vague about the details of that briefing.
Dayton said he gets most of his information about military matters from "Newspapers", including recent reports of new espionage arms of the secretary of defense.

Sen. Dayton, You are embarrassing To all Minnesotans! And We Demand an Apology!! From you to Condoleezza Rice, President Bush, All American Citizens and to the great state of Minnesota for being a WHORE for the D.F.L. and putting your SILLY liberal anti-American propagandist views over the desires of the voting majority and overall security of the united states.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Michigan Nuclear Power Plant Shut Down! "UPDATE"

“They have an unidentified leakage in the dry well,” A spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said Monday night. “Basically it is water. Where it came from we don’t know. It may or may not have radioactivity in it.” “We have several indications that it is not radioactive coolant,” A spokesman said several hours after the shutdown, but he was unable to give details about the basis for the initial assessment. “We believe it is a leak from a non-radioactive cooling system.” “We reacted to this event as if it was a Radioactive coolant leak because that is the more serious situation.”
Frenchtown Township fire department was placed on standby because of the alert status. The nuclear power plant, along with other coal-fired power plants owned by Detroit Edison, serves southeastern Michigan.

Homeland Security "UPDATE"

A group of suspected illegal immigrants was being questioned early Tuesday after federal officials forced their single-engine plane to land here. The Cessna carried at least four suspected illegal immigrants who were detained along with the craft's pilot by homeland security officials in connection with a possible smuggling operation, according to newspaper and broadcast reports.

``They brought a plane down. They are holding it,'' a San Antonio Police Department dispatcher, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press. ``They asked us to assist them. The FBI is handling it now.''

Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials asked for backup from San Antonio police, who provided a Chinese linguist to translate for the two male and two female passengers. Records of the Federal Aviation Administration show the 20-year-old plane is co-owned by Afzal Hameed of Dover, Del. The other co-owner is listed as Alyce S. Taylor, but no address is given for her. The FAA records state that the plane's last three-year registration was filed in 1999, and that the agency received no response in 2002 after mailing new registration forms to Hameed.

Homeland Security Agents Force Plane to Land

Five suspected illegal immigrants were being questioned Monday night at Stinson Airfield shortly after their plane was forced down by federal agents. San Antonio Police surrounded the airport close to 9 p.m. Monday after receiving a call for help from the Department of Homeland Security, officials said. The single-engine Cessna plane was intercepted after officials said it was flying in American airspace illegally. The people on the plane appear to be Chinese.

No word at this time on where the plane left from or its destination

Nuclear Power Plant Shut Down! Reactor Coolant Leak

State and county safety officials were called to the Fermi II nuclear plant in Monroe early Monday evening to investigate a coolant leak situation. Michigan, Wayne and Monroe County authorities responded to what they called a "situation" within the plant around 6:00 p.m. Minutes later, Officials confirmed that there were indications that there had been a leak of reactor coolant into the containment area. There were no evacuations at the plant, and there were no signs of any release of radiation.
Story Developing...

Quakes Rattled Traumatized Tsunami Survivors

Japanese warships anchored off the coast of Aceh Monday, the last of the foreign military relief missions to arrive, even as civilians groups began taking control of the unprecedented aid effort. Almost a month after the tsunami killed as many as 234,000 people across the Indian Ocean, a strong earthquake hit Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi island, killing one person, and a tremor rattled the provincial capital Banda Aceh, sending frightened tsunami survivors running into the streets. Another quake, measuring 6.5, was recorded west of Great Nicobar island in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which were badly hit by the Dec. 26 tsunami, but there were no reports of casualties or damage

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Spirit Rover Finds A Martian Fossil

As Spirit climbs to higher ground, the layers of rock and sand thin out and expose the lowest strata. These strata are nearly identical to those in Meridiani Planum, where Opportunity is finding so many geysers and fossils. Gusev has its share of stromatolites and other organisms, but this crinoid is one of the best yet found. Modern crinoids are often called "sea lilies" because they strongly resemble plants or flowers. In fact, crinoids are very ancient and go back about half a billion years on Earth. They are more closely related to sea urchins and starfish, and are technically echinoderms (meaning rough skin). They have a skeleton made of calcium carbonate, the same material that limestone and calcite are made of.The rounded bulb is the "head" of the creature, or the calyx. Its arms are used to filter feed by straining small organisms from the sea water. The arms are very clear also. We can confirm that these features are real and not just some trick of light and shadow. This is clearly a Martian fossil. It is very clear that Mars was a planet covered with oceans that had ancient Aquatic Life almost identical to that found on Earth nearly half a billion years ago.

Philippine Workers in Iraq Refuse To Leave

The Philippine Administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration said only 49 Filipinos so far had taken advantage of a program run by his office under which they can be repatriated due to safety concerns. There are about 6,000 Filipinos working in Iraq, many of whom went there despite a government ban imposed last year. The Filipinos even hide from government officials because they do not want to return to the Philippines. Manila has warned workers in Iraq that they are vulnerable to abductions and attacks ahead of the country’s post-Saddam Hussein elections on Jan. 30 and should seek help from the Philippine embassy. In July, the Philippine government withdrew its troops serving with US-led coalition forces in Iraq to save the life of Filipino truck driver Angelo de la Cruz who was held hostage by militants. De la Cruz was released, and the government banned the deployment of more Filipinos to Iraq. Despite the ban, numerous Filipinos continue to seek work in Iraq, many of them with civilian firms providing services for US forces.
Kudos to those Filipinos

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Terror Plot Suspect in Custody


Washington , D.C. - The FBI announces that Mei Xia Dong, Chinese/female

(originally thought to be male), was located upon being identified as one of 14 subjects allegedly involved in a Boston terror plot. Mei Xia Dong was located in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention facility in the San Diego , CA , area. She was arrested for an immigration violation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents on November 11, 2004 , and had remained in custody since that time.

Investigation has determined that Mei Xia Dong paid an undisclosed sum to human smugglers to be brought into the United States through Mexico .  It appears at this time that Mei Xia Dong's motives for entering the U.S. may have been for economic reasons.  The investigation thus far does not tie her to any terrorist group. The FBI continues to work with the Department of Homeland Security as well as our state and local law enforcement partners to resolve this matter. It should be noted that, to date, none of the original and anonymous information linking Mei Xia Dong and the 13 others to terrorism has been corroborated.

The FBI remains interested in information on the remaining 13 persons identified in press releases issued on January 19 and 20, as follows:

1)      Zengrong Lin
2)      Wen Quin Zheng
3)      Xiujin Chen
4)      Guozhi Lin
5)      Yu Xian Weng , female, possible date of birth (DOB) 4/5/64 and Chinese passport #P5997636 or DOB 10/4/63 and Chinese passport #G07457027
6)      Qinquan Lin , or Qiquan Lin, male, possible DOB 3/6/83 and Chinese passport #G04152197
7)      Liqiang Liang, male, possible DOB 9/1/76 and Chinese passport #G07074257
8)      Min Xiu Xie, male, possible DOB 11/21/77 and Chinese passport #G08386268
9)      Xiang Wei Liu, or Xing Wei Liu, male, possible DOB 5/30/82 and Chinese passport #G053490L8
10)     Xiuming Chen, male
11)     Cheng Yin Liu, male
12)     Zao Yun Wang, male
13)     Jose Ernesto Beltran Quinones, male

Anyone with information about these individuals bring it to the attention of the FBI at (617) 742-5533; to their closest FBI office (contact information for field offices is located at ); or to the FBI tipline at

School Intruders

Minnesota authorities say a homeless man went back to his old high school and posed as a student for three weeks, sometimes sleeping there after hours. The 21-year-old attended Apple Valley High during the 2002-03 school year. Francisco Serrano said he and his family moved to Connecticut after his sophomore year and that he returned to Minnesota in December with only $200 in his pocket. According to police, a janitor found Serrano sleeping in a classroom earlier this month but let him go after he produced an old student ID card. A physical education teacher recalled seeing Serrano taking a shower at one point but did not realize he did not belong there. Serrano denies eating in the cafeteria, as some students claimed. Francisco Serrano who was arrested is now out of jail, thanks to support from many in the community. A junior at the school printed up 30 t-shirts in support of Serrano. They disappeared quickly. Other students arrived at class wearing homemade shirts.
His release comes after an outpouring of support from students at Apple Valley High School.
All right kids, I want you to stop and think for a second...
Before you flood your common sense with your outpouring of support.
WHAT IF instead of this yahoo, What if it was this school intruder:
Police found a naked man wandering the corridors of a primary school carrying a rucksack packed with drugs and weapons. The intruder was arrested in the early hours of the morning after breaking in through a window. His backpack contained a Stanley knife, Swiss Army knives and traces of methamphetamine and marijuana. It is not the first time the man, aged 50, has been caught at it, according to police in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Five years ago he was found naked in the toilets of a girls school in the same state. "The same officer, the same offender, different school," said APS Police Chief Gil Lovato. "The officer responded to a silent alarm at one of our schools, found the same offender, disrobed, doing the same thing five years ago."
If you let Francisco Serrano walk away with love & thank yous and all your support, He just might be back in five years with his backpack packed with drugs and weapons. After all when you feed a stray cat it keeps coming back!

Friday, January 21, 2005

HOMELAND SECURITY ON ALERT, Ten Names Added To List Of Chinese Terror Suspects

The FBI added the names of nine Chinese people and one other man to the list of those being sought for questioning about a possible terror plot. The four Chinese previously named by the FBI were identified as Zengrong Lin, Wen Quin Zheng, Xiujin Chen and Guozhi Lin. Authorities said none of the names had appeared on previous watch lists of terror suspects. The bureau also released pictures of those four but not of the others being sought. One woman was among the nine new Chinese names added: Yu Xian Weng, a woman either 40 or 41 years old. The others were all men: Quinquan or Quiquan Lin, 21; Liqiang Liang, 28; Min Xiu Xie, 27; Xiang or Xing Wei Liu, 22; Mei Xia Dong, 21; Xiuming Chen; Cheng Yin Liu; and Zao Yun Wang. The final name on the new FBI list was Jose Ernesto Beltran Quinones, of unknown age or national origin. A FBI spokesman said Thursday the names "were developed as a result of the ongoing investigation" but did not signal credible evidence has emerged indicating such a plot actually exists. "Information is still uncorroborated and from a source of unknown reliability and motive," The FBI spokesman said.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

HOMELAND SECURITY ON ALERT, Terrorist Nuclear Threat

FBI on alert for Illegal Aliens who may be involved in a Nuclear Plot
Officials in Boston are dealing with a possible nuclear terror threat after receiving word that a number of illegal aliens were smuggled into the U.S., and would be headed to the Massachusetts capital, possibly with nuclear material. "Law-Enforcement got a call from across the border in Mexico to the California Highway Patrol, A anonymous source said he brought two Iraqis and four Chinese (individuals) across the border and according to him, they stated soon to follow behind them would be some sort of nuclear material, He refers to some sort of nuclear material that will follow them through New York up into Boston. Police and FBI agents in Massachusetts were issued with photographs of two men and two women wanted in connection with an "unspecified threat". The four Chinese were named as Zengrong Lin, Wen Quin Zheng, Xiujin Chen and Guozhi Lin. While the FBI in San Diego is leading the investigation, Massachusetts law enforcement officials were reportedly meeting with the CIA, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security to determine the severity of the Possible ‘Dirty Bomb’ threat.

If you have Information on this or Any Terrorist Threat contact the Department of Homeland Security, Citizen Line: 202-282-8000

Harpoon The Loch Ness Monster

A NESSIE hunter with plans to collect tissue samples from the monster could face the wrath of the law.
Supporters of the legendary creature have vowed to use wildlife legislation to halt American submariner Dan Taylor's plans to harpoon Nessie when he visits Loch Ness this spring.
Mr Taylor (63), from Connecticut, is returning to the area to complete the job he started 35 years ago with a home-made submarine.
In 1969, his submarine Viperfish made 50 to 60 dives in Loch Ness but produced only a few unusual sonar readings.
Now, with improved technology, Mr Taylor is to return to the loch with a new submarine called Nessa.
It will be equipped with a harpoon which uses hollow-pointed spears to grab flesh from living creatures. Mr Taylor said he intended to use these to capture part of Nessie's hide for analysis.
Gary Campbell, president of the Invernessbased Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club, said he was amazed at Mr Taylor's attitude. "He thinks it's OK to take a home-made submarine onto one of Scotland's busiest waterways and shoot off spears at any living creature that appear on his sonar, " Mr Campbell said. "We will be organising a proper defence of Nessie and informing the relevant authorities if Taylor carried out his plans.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005


With relatives of his victims watching intently, Donald Beardslee was executed by lethal injection Wednesday nearly a quarter-century after murdering two women over a drug deal. Beardslee was declared dead by San Quentin State Prison officials at 12:29 a.m., becoming the first California inmate put to death since 2002 and the 11th since the state resumed executions in 1992.
He was injected with a sedative, a paralyzing agent and finally a dose of poison to stop his heart – a process that took less than 10 minutes before Beardslee drew his final breath. Officials said Beardslee did not make a final statement.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Schwarzenegger Allows Execution Of Air Force Veteran

The execution of Donald Beardslee, 61, will proceed by Lethal Injection at San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco at one minute after midnight (3:01 a.m. EST) on Wednesday morning. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declined on Tuesday to grant clemency to the murderer setting the stage for California's first execution in three years. Donald Beardslee's attorneys argue he was suffering from mental illness aggravated by brain injuries when in 1981 he shot Stacey Benjamin, 19, and choked and slashed the throat of Patty Geddling, 23, in California. The Air Force veteran, who was out on parole at the time for a 1969 murder of a young woman in Missouri, confessed to both killings and was sentenced to death in 1984. Also on Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Beardslee's request for a stay of execution, turning down his appeal without any comment or recorded dissent. Beardslee declined the state's offer of a last meal of his choice on Tuesday


By growing rat tissue onto a microscopic silicon chip, scientists have created tiny robots that can move using their own muscle power. The robots, which are less than a millimetre long, are the first to include such living cells as complex as muscle tissue. The self-assembling cells were melded onto a tiny robotic frame, resulting in a device that could move like primitive legs without an external power source. In one experiment, the team fed a glucose solution to rat heart cells in a culture mimicking a living system. Muscle contractions propelled the tiny structure to shuffle along. The technique involved growing the muscle tissue onto the silicon structure, instead of dissecting muscle from a living animal. The versatile system may lead to the integration of cells and tissue with a variety of other microstructures, they added. Microscopic devices like mini electrical generators could power computer chips. Someday, the system could also have medical applications, such as a muscle-based way to stimulate nerves, allowing people who are paralysed to breathe without a ventilator.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Vampire Stalks City

A Vampire could be lurking in the city of Birmingham, U.K.
Stories about a Vampire who stalks the streets, sinking his teeth into passers-by, began to emerge from the Ward End area of the city last month. According to the rumours, he bit a man walking along the street, then pounced on neighbours who came to his aid. One woman is said to have had a "chunk" bitten out of her hand. Local media have since been inundated with calls from people in the city's Saltley, Small Heath and Alum Rock areas, who have heard of attacks and of people being bitten after answering their front doors. Those who claim to have seen the attacker say he is black and in his late 20s.
"I heard the story in the barber's the other day," said Father Anthony Rohan of the Holy Family Catholic church in Small Heath. "They asked me if I believed in vampires and I said no. Then the lollipop lady mentioned it to me as well. "I'm not worried, though. I've got a lot of crucifixes in the house."

Sunday, January 16, 2005

A Travesty of Military Justice

Army Spc. Charles Graner Jr. was sentenced to 10 years behind bars Saturday for mistreating Iraqi criminals in the first court-martial stemming from at Abu Ghraib prison hoopla, U.S. military fueled by the release of graphic photographs. Asked if he felt remorse after the sentence was handed down, Graner said, "There's a war on. Bad things happen." Graner, labeled the leader of a band of rogue guards at the Baghdad prison in late 2003, will be dishonorably discharged when his sentence is completed. He also was demoted to private and ordered to forfeit all pay and benefits. A day after convicting him, the jury of four Army officers and six senior enlisted men deliberated about two hours to determine Graner's sentence. He could have received 15 years.

It is this commentators view that Specialist Graner IS A CASUALTY OF WAR! As well as a casualty of political correctness! We have to STOP giving terrorists and terror sympathizers more rights then American citizens. Abu Ghraib is a prison not a day care or a ministry. These are not good people! they are criminals... Actually they are worse then that! They are WAR CRIMINALS! And they want YOU DEAD! You and me have to be killed because we live in America. Specialist Graner and Pfc Lynndie England, Should be given praise and accolaids for putting these scum punks in there place. Remember none of these people have signed off on the geneva convention. They don't even practice human rights on themselves!

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Mammals Eat Dinosaurs

Fossil hunters in China have discovered two skeletons from a kind of animal never seen before: a dog sized mammal that lived about 135 million years ago. The discovery overturns the conventional wisdom that the earliest mammals were all rodent-sized and meek. This animal apparently munched on dinosaurs. Nestled inside one of the skeletons -- where its stomach once was -- scientists found a tiny set of bones, the remains of a small dinosaur about five inches long from tip to tail. Scientists say the find will trigger some rethinking about the relationship between mammals and dinosaurs, and how they influenced each other. The fossils, called Repenomamus, were found in China's Liaoning Province, a region that's produced numerous unique fossils in recent years.
Repenomamus giganticus, had a stout build and squat posture like that of modern-day badgers. Within the well-preserved rib cage of the new specimen, the researchers found a compact wad of broken bones and teeth. Some of those remains, including a skull, spinal column, and limb bones, still had some joints intact, suggesting that the bones derive from prey that had been dismembered and swallowed in chunks.

Friday, January 14, 2005

Wal-Mart Starts Campaign to Boost Image

Wal-Mart is fed up with its critics. And it's fighting back. "For too long, others have had free rein to say things about our company that just aren't true," H. Lee Scott Jr., Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s chief executive, Said in statement " He went on to defend its treatment of its 1.2 million employees in the United States, saying it provided "excellent advancement opportunities" and good pay and benefits. Here we see Dean Wooten, A 65-year-old Wal-Mart greeter Modeling one of the many Wal-Mart benefits, FREE Employee Uniforms.
"Special-interest groups out for themselves have their own opinions about Wal-Mart," Said a company spokeswoman, "But they're just that -- opinion. We're here to offer the facts."

Thursday, January 13, 2005

U.S. Refuses Entry to British Flight Passenger

British Airways Flight BA-175 carrying 239 passengers to New York was forced to return to London Wednesday after U.S. authorities determined that one of the passengers represented a Terror Threat! The plane was three hours into its journey when it was forced to turn back to London's Heathrow Airport, where the passenger was detained by police. U.S. Transportation Security Administration said the passenger was traveling on a French passport and was a positive match with an anti-terrorism watchlist. In Washington, a U.S. counterterrorism official, said there was concern about the passenger's affiliation with known terrorists, specifically with a cell that operated out of Morocco. The flight returned to Heathrow after we received a request from the U.S. authorities saying that a passenger aboard the aircraft was not to be allowed to land in New York. London's Metropolitan Police, who questioned the Terrorist, said later he had been Released Without Charge.
Thank You Europe For Watching Our Backs!
You can't just let a Terrorist or terror sympathizer go, Only to regroup for an eventual retry. Remember, They don't like the British eather!

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Mombasa, Kenya Sailors Survive Tsunami

Five African sailors whose cargo ship was swamped by the Asian tsunami have arrived in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa after being saved over the weekend by the United States navy off the coast of Somalia. The five men, four Kenyans and a Tanzanian arrived late yesterday aboard a Kenyan Navy's Madaraka vessel that went to pick them from the guided missile cruiser, USS Hue City (CG 66), which had saved them. 2 of their colleagues, the ship's German captain and a Tanzanian Sailor were still missing. Their vessel a Portuguese-registered Global Island cargo ship, Sank after being slammed by the tsunami waves on December 26, and they floated on the seas using life-saving equipment until the USS Hue City (CG 66) saved them last weekend.

Way to go fellow Guided Missile Cruiser Sailors

When I was on the USS Worden (CG 18) We saved the lives of more than 150 Vietnamese refugees from a unseaworthy craft in the South China Sea. The USS Hue City Sailors are all Humanitarians! And the Kenya Sailors are true survivors!

Store Clerk Refused Service To Marine

The owner of a convenience store in Fort Worth, Texas has fired an employee who mistreated a U.S. Marine.
Lance Corporal Jason Young, attempted to make a purchase at the One Stop Grocery and Grill on 8th Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas. The clerk (a man of middle eastern descent)asked if Young was a Marine, and when he replied "yes sir" the clerk said nothing to him and looked at the other middle eastern man in the back of the store. Then both middle eastern men proceeded to go in to the storeroom and never returned. U.S. Marine, Lance Corporal Jason Young waited a few minutes and finally left the store. On Tuesday, several people protested the store, Calling for the boycott of the store. According to the store owner, The employee in question was fired!
Borders, Language & Culture. Lets put a end to multiculturalism and HONOR Great Americans like Lance Corporal Jason Young! And take these Anti-American punks (of middle eastern descent) and kick there sorry buts out of America. Keep our decadent American currency out of there ungrateful pockets and wallets.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Texas Sailors Rescued from Burning Tugboat

A 4 man crew has been rescued from a burning tugboat in the Intracoastal Waterway near Port Isabel, Texas, the Coast Guard reported Monday. The tugboat: The Wally Blessey was pushing a barge loaded with lube oil when a fire broke out in the engine room. The tug's Captain notified the Coast Guard at South Padre Island and two 27-foot rescue boats safely pulled the crew from the burning vessel within 12 minutes. The barge was disconnected and towed away by another tugboat. The fire eventually burned itself out.

Monday, January 10, 2005

3 Tugboat Sailors Dead, 1 Missing

5 Injured in Naval Helicopter Crash

Ohio River Tugboat Accident

A tugboat and three barges sank Sunday after being swept over a dam spillway on the Ohio River by currents made stronger by heavy rains, killing three crew members. One person was missing and believed to be aboard the sunken boat. The tug, named the Elizabeth M, was pushing six coal barges north on the river when it went through the lock at the Montgomery Island Dam about 2:30 a.m. After it emerged on the other side, strong currents pushed the boat back against the dam. Officials believe the barges were then pushed by the currents into the tug, forcing it through a gate in the dam. The tug sank in the churning water below the dam. Officials believe three of the barges sank downriver, while the other three barges sank above the dam. The deceased Sailors were identified as Scott Stewart, 36, of Wheeling, W.Va.; Tom Fisher, 25, of Latrobe, Pa.; and Edward Crevda, 22, of West Brownsville, Pa. The river normally flows at about 3 to 4 mph, but the current was about 10 to 15 mph Sunday because of recent rains and flooding, said John Anderson, the lockmaster. The Coast Guard has restricted traffic along five miles of the Ohio River near the dam. There had been no restrictions when the accident occurred. Authorities didn't immediately release the names of the injured Sailors or the missing one. Officials said they would attempt to reach the missing Sailor Monday, provided the water levels have receded. This week-end has been a Awful one for Mariners. As the world has just witnessed with the South Asian tsunami, The SEA (as well as her sisters the rivers and the lakes) is unforgiving! And my heart goes out to all of the men and women who attempt to tame her. Especially those Sailors who fall to her hectic whims!

SH-60 Navy Seahawk Helicopter Crash

The SKY has not been any more considerate to our Flying Sailors. A U.S. Navy helicopter with 10 people on board crashed near Banda Aceh's airport Monday while on a tsunami relief operation. The helicopter was flying in personnel to the airport from the USS Abraham Lincoln group off the coast of Sumatra. At least five US servicemen were injured in the chopper crash, said a US military spokesman.It crashed into a rice paddy not far from its normal landing site. US authorities said there was no indication the helicopter had been shot down. "We can not rule out ground fire, but until there is investigation the determination of the cause of the accident can't be made."
So Once again to all those Sailors: May you have Fair Winds, and Following Seas, and long may your Big Jib draw!

Sunday, January 09, 2005

USS San Francisco Sailor Dies

A crew-member of the nuclear-powered submarine USS San Francisco died as a result of injuries sustained when the submarine ran aground while traveling about 350 miles south of Guam. The Navy confirmed the sailor's death early last night, the name of the sailor was not disclosed while the Navy goes through a 24-hour period in which the sailor's next of kin is notified. About 23 out of the submarine's 137-member crew suffered a range of injuries, including broken bones, lacerations, bruises and a back injury, according to a statement from the Navy. The San Francisco was on its way to Brisbane, Australia, for a routine port visit. The Navy assured the submarine remains safe and that it is expected to return to Guam this afternoon.

Godspeed Mate.

USS San Francisco Update

The USS San Francisco was on its way to a port visit in Australia when the accident happened. Petty Officer Alyssa Batarla, a spokeswoman for the Navy's Pacific Fleet in Honolulu, says the nuclear-powered submarine appeared to have hit the ocean floor in the middle of the East Marianas Basin, causing injuries to Approximately 20 of the 137 crew members. These Sailors were injured to the point that they are unable to stand watch. The submarine is currently on the surface and making its best speed back toward its home port in Guam. The submarine's hull is intact and the vessel's nuclear reactor has not been damaged.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Sailor Critically Injured

Several Other Sailors With Lesser Injuries

The U.S.S. San Francisco(Los Angeles-class nuclear powered submarine) ran aground while conducting submerged operations. Approximately 350 miles south of it's homeport of Guam Saturday at approximately 12pm (Guam time )
There is still no report as to the extent of the injuries and damage aboard the San Francisco, which according to the Navy, were still being assessed. The U.S. Pacific Command has speculated that there is one sailor critically injured and several others with lesser injuries. As well, there were no reports of damage to the reactor plant on board the sub, which according to Navy officials, is operating normally. The submarine has reportedly been surfaced following the incident.
The submarine tender the U.S.S. Frank Cable and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Galveston Island are already on their way to escort the San Francisco on its way back to Guam. None of the injured has been airlifted from the submarine, but plans are being made to medically evacuate the injured sailors, once the assisting ships reach the submarine. The Navy anticipates the submarine will arrive sometime Monday afternoon, Guam time.
The U.S.S. San Francisco, staffed by a crew of 137 sailors, is among three fast-attack submarines of the U.S. Naval Forces Marianas Submarine Squadron 15, the other two being the U.S.S. Corpus Christi and the U.S.S. Houston. Each carries four torpedo tubes and can launch Tomahawk cruise missiles and is designed to seek and destroy enemy submarines and surface ships. The San Francisco's other missions have ranged from intelligence collection to Special Forces delivery.
During my time on the U.S.S. Paul We ran aground leaving Bermuda, Due to low tide. No damage done. But its real unnerving. We were able to get under-way again at high tide, Without much adieu.
So for those injured sailors: May you have Fair Winds, and Following Seas, and long may your Big Jib draw!

Friday, January 07, 2005

Disrespect for a American War Veteran

Greenwood Union Cemetary located near Le Center, Minnesota IS RIGHT NOW, THIS VERY MINUTE: Insulting, Disrespecting and desecrating the final resting place of an "American War Veteran" The man is Civil War veteran Samuel Whipps He served with the ninth Minnesota regiment. It's carved on the tombstone. You cant see that now because the marker is now surrounded by a pillar in the back, a steel sign cemented into the ground on the other side. The stone is now used as a back stop for the cemetery gate. One sign post sits directly on top of the Veteran's casket. members of the cemetery board gave no explanation. And at least one member said their not going to give one. "I don't care what they do. That's not coming down..." Says a commissioner.

"Will you consider changing it?" asks a Consumer Investigator.

"I'm not.." Says another commissioner.

"How would you feel if that was your relative?" asks the Reporter.

"I'm gonna guess I wouldn't think too much of it as long as they're in the ground and there's a stone there," says a commissioner.

When Samuel Whipps's great granddaughter found what had happened, she found what she called a wall of resistance and tonight she asks why this veteran's grave doesn't matter.

The head of the Minnesota cemetery Association says graves are usually considered eight feet long and it's common sense not to plant a sign in that space.

No one in Minnesota regulates cemeteries so your only option with a dispute like this is going to court.

I officially as a Veteran, Call on any and all Veterans organizations to confront these Anti-Americans!! And remove the ROAD SIGNS OFF THIS FELLOW VETERAN'S GRAVE! Give him the respect he deserves!

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Embarrassment to Her Dead Son

A 3 year old boy was killed when a school bus struck the mini-van he was in earlier this week. Police are investigating, and the bus driver hasn't been charged with any crime, Capt. Jay Alberio said Wednesday. "It would appear that the school (bus) driver may be at fault, but we can't determine that until we get concrete information from the State Patrol," The boy died Monday morning when a school bus slammed into the mini-van he was in. The father was driving the mini-van and was dropping the boy off at St. Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic School. This is a very sad story, UNTIL... Momzilla stormed on the scene,on local t.v. news: She said she doesn't accept that an accident claimed the life of her son. She called in on talk radio swearing at the host, Calling him names like PRICK and telling him he should burn in HELL! Because he wondered how the bus driver felt. The poor child's MAD MOTHER has sucked away all the compassion for tragedy and replaced it with ANGER towards her, HER, HER! please lady (and I use the term loosely) Allow the child to rest in peace. And let the Police deal with the bus driver.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005


"Hi, I'm Richard Gere, and I'm speaking for the entire world."

THANK GOD!!! World Clarity is at hand. Not since Jesus Christ, Has a voice of reason BOLDLY spoken to humanity. Actor Richard Gere has recorded a television commercial urging Palestinians to vote in their election Sunday. Appearing with Richard Gere in this commercial is the head of the Islamic court in the West Bank and Gaza Strip A.K.A: Pretend Palestine, and the spokesman for the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem. The ad will play on Palestinian TV and Arabic satellite channels in the next few days. No one really knows what kind of pull Richard Gere may have with Palestinians. (here's the pay off punch) One man who appeared with him in the commercial said he'd never heard of Richard Gere.

Sunday, January 02, 2005

American Flag, for Americans or World Citizens

This may sound Petty BUT... I believe the American flag should flown at half mast for American citizens who have contributed greatly for our country such as veterans who have died for their country. The President has ordered the US flag to be flown at half mast for five days to honor victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami. I know Americans were among the victims. And I REALLY do feel a lot sympathy for every one effected by this unbelievable ordeal. (And I might be wrong about this) I don't recall any countries dipping their flags to half mast for 9/11.

I really think our great symbol should be flying high and proud as our thinly spread military arrives to the scene to help rebuild these countries. Is the U.N. flag at its mid way point?

Saturday, January 01, 2005