Monday, February 22, 2010

Lessons Without Seatbelts (part 2)...From Paris

(story continuing) It wasn't a clear blue sun drenched day. It was 20 shades of polluted gray drizzle. Gray sky. Gray road. Gray snow. Gray blending into more gray. Freezing cold ice gray.

No one noticed.

One moment, a car full of happy chatter, the next, a threatening collection of sound and sight, punctuated with a stern, firm voice.

(Story concluding tomorrow. Stay tuned)

Archaeology News

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Excavations in the Old City

Feb. 22: An Israeli archaeologist said Jerusalem's ancient fortifications date back 3,000 years to the time of the Bible's King Solomon and offer evidence for the accuracy of the biblical narrative.

'Princess Diana' of Her Day

'Princess Diana' of Her Day

The sculpture from the 13th century assumedly represents the ruling pair King Otto the 1st and his wife Queen Editha, formerly Princess Eadgyth, left.

More than 1,000 years after she was sent to Germany to marry the ambitious Saxon king, experts believe they have identified the body of Princess Eadgyth or Editha, a well-loved English royal one archeologist called the Diana of her day.

Impressive

Gemfields discovers 6,225-carat 'elephant' emerald in Zambia

Gemstone producer Gemfields today announced the discovery of an "exceptional" 6,225 carat rough emerald in its Kagem mine in Zambia.

Gemfields discovers 6,225-carat 'elephant' emerald in Zambia

The emerald has been named 'Insofu', which means 'elephant' in the language of the Bemba people indigenous to the region

Why?


BIGGER, BOLDER, MORE TAX, MORE DATABASE: OBAMA IN NEW HEALTHCARE BLOWOUT...
Boehner: New Plan Doubles Down on Failure, Puts Summit in Peril...
SWALLOW: White House Warns Republicans: We'll Pass It With 51 VOTES...
'Increase in Fees on Brand Name Pharmaceuticals'...
Funds Abortion, Snubs Stupak...
Broaden 'Tax Base for High-Income Taxpayers'...
Orders 'Comprehensive Database' On Health Claims...
FORCED: 'Raises percent of income assessment that individuals pay if they choose not to become insured'...
BACKDOOR FIX: Healthcare 'Funds will be transferred to the Social Security Trust' if necessary...
White House Endorses Sen. Landrieu's 'Louisiana Purchase'...

CPAC: 10,000 conservatives/libertarians attended. 60% college age

Climategate reaches O’s men

Thomas Karl, the scientist put in charge of Obama's new climate office, under attack from both sides of global warming debate after critics charge he tried to suppress scientific data in recent report on climate change.
Paper on Rising Sea Levels Retracted Due to Errors
Top U.N. Climate Official Yvo de Boer Resigning

A study in contrasts

"On being told that Gordon Brown never bothered to speak to his bodyguards or learn their names, I remember wondering whether it was wise to be rude to those paid to take a bullet on one’s behalf. Lady Thatcher was happy to handbag her Cabinet colleagues but was solicitude itself to those on meagre salaries who keep the ship of state sailing in a myriad of small, unsung ways.

The Greatest American

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Today is the anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Of all the great men of the revolutionary era to whom we owe our freedom, Washington's greatness was the rarest and the most needed. At this remove in time, it is also the hardest to comprehend.

“White” MSNBC is invited to a tea party

RESPONDING TO KEITH OLBERMANN: The Dallas Tea Party Invites the White People of MSNBC.

http://dallasteaparty.org/3365/

O News

Democrats worried about Obama track record...
PA governor wants White House to revamp strategy...


Obama's 'Chicago mafia' blamed for paralysis...

Why is he afraid of them?

Obama tops Bush at ducking reporters; No formal press conference in 215 days...

GW: Just another way for the Elites to spend your money

Bali Sunset

I DON’T WANT TO HEAR ANY MORE ABOUT MY CARBON FOOTPRINT when U.N. “climate change” commissars are meeting on Bali — again. “Yet again, we are asked to believe the UN deserves special exemptions from its own preachings. Its conferees are jetting to Bali for the greater good of all the little folk, whose job is merely to pay the bills for such pleasures, and live with any resulting rationing and regulation. According to the Jakarta Post, some 1,500 people from 192 countries are expected to attend this shindig

This Map shows unemployment across the Country by the month. Starts going darker in May of 08, in 09 it gets bleak.

http://cohort11.americanobserver.net/latoyaegwuekwe/multimediafinal.html

(Please click the link address and not the map)

Tone deaf and going for broke

SWALLOW: White House Warns Republicans: We'll Pass Health Reform with 51 VOTES...
PROPOSAL SUMMARY USES WORD 'TAX' 35 TIMES...
'Increase in Fees on Brand Name Pharmaceuticals'...
Broaden 'Tax Base for High-Income Taxpayers'...
Orders 'Comprehensive Database' On Health Claims...
FORCED: 'Raises percent of income assessment that individuals pay if they choose not to become insured'...
BACKDOOR FIX: Healthcare 'Funds will be transferred to the Social Security Trust' if necessary...
White House Endorses Sen. Landrieu's 'Louisiana Purchase'...


BIGGER, BOLDER, MORE TAX, MORE DATABASE: OBAMA IN NEW HEALTHCARE BLOWOUT

Global Warming, another claim is gone

Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levels

Study claimed in 2009 that sea levels would rise by up to 82cm by the end of century – but the report's author now says true estimate is still unknown

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Nature Publishing Group, which publishes Nature Geoscience, said this was the first paper retracted from the journal since it was launched in 2007.