Tuesday, April 3, 2012
'It was coming right for us!': Massive tornadoes toss TRUCKS across skies as 'large and extremely dangerous' twisters hit Texas
Millions of people were ordered to take cover indoors this afternoon after a huge tornado hit parts of Texas. Weather service advisories today said storm spotters and radar revealed separate tornadoes south of Dallas and Fort Worth. Astonishing TV news footage of the twister showed a massive funnel cloud and debris being launched above homes in the region and throwing trucks and trailers hundreds of feet in the air.
Just don't add a diving board! The out-of-this-world apartments that have swimming pools instead of balconies
High-rise flats fitted with swimming pools have been dreamt up for a new development in the Indian city of Mumbai. Increasing pressure on land in the densely populated conurbation led to the dramatic design, which has been ridiculed by technology website Gizmodo
Multiple tornadoes threw tractor-trailers in the air, ripped the roof off an elementary school, leveled houses and shut down airline traffic out of DFW airport as one of the worst storms in years hit the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Baseball-sized hail punched holes through car roofs, and a Red Cross spokeswoman warned the breath of the destruction may not be cleared until well into tomorrow. The mayor of Arlington has declaring a state of disaster following the storm strike.4:17 pm: Meteorologist Jeff Jamison says there are currently 4 Tornado Warnings – Hunt, Hopkins, Lamar and Delta Counties.
Hoping and praying for the safety of our friends in the Dallas area.~~Yossarian
Chapman, the seductive 20-something SoHo spy, was named by a British newspaper Monday as the reason the FBI decided to finally round up the Russian ring, which had long been under surveillance, in 2010. The paper cited an interview conducted by the British broadcasting network the BBC with the FBI's counter-intelligence head Frank Figliuzzi.
"We were becoming very concerned they were getting close enough to a sitting U.S. cabinet member that we thought we could no longer allow this to continue," Figliuzzi said.
But Figliuzzi never named the Russian agent in question, even if the BBC ran images of Chapman -- as well as shots of a look-a-like -- during the interview, and now the FBI says he wasn't talking about her at all. Instead, Justice Department officials told ABC News Figliuzzi was referring to another of the arrested spies, Cynthia Murphy.
According to court documents relating to the spies' arrest, Murphy had been in contact with a fundraiser and "personal friend" of Hillary Clinton, who took the office of Secretary of State in January 2009. The fundraiser, Alan Patricof, said in a statement in 2010 had retained Murphy's financial services firm more than two years before, had met with her a few times and spoke with her on the phone frequently. Patricof said they "never" spoke about politics, the government or world affairs.
The fear that Chapman would compromise a senior US official in a “honey trap” was a key reason for the arrest and deportation of the Russian spy ring of 10 people, of which she was a part, in 2010. “We were becoming very concerned,” he says. “They were getting close enough to a sitting US cabinet member that we thought we could no longer allow this to continue.” Mr Figliuzzi refuses to name the individual who was being targeted.
The spy's story is found midway down the U.K. Independent article here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/man-whose-wmd-lies-led-to-100000-deaths-confesses-all-7606236.html
"I mean, I can’t tell you in the last election how many grandparents I ran into who said, I wasn’t going to vote for Barack Obama until my grandson talked to me, until my great-grandson talked to me, and talked about the future he wanted for this country."
"You can get out there with your parents. You guys can knock on doors. I had one young lady who brought me a petition — she’s already working. You can convince wrong people. Sometimes we don’t listen to ourselves, but we will listen to our children."
King of New York once more: One World Trade Center reaches 100 stories as site within feet of becoming city's tallest again
The skyscraper being built to replace the terror-wrecked twin towers is now 100 stories high - and will soon become New York's tallest building. Another four feet, and it will surpass the Empire State Building. That should happen within weeks, Steven Coleman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said on Monday.
Solar Trust for America received $2.1 billion in conditional loan guarantees from the Department of Energy -- "the largest amount ever offered to a solar project," according to Energy Secretary Steven Chu -- for a project near Blythe, Calif., but declared bankruptcy within a year. It is unclear how much of the guarantee, if any, was actually awarded.
Please join us at the park on Grand and Russell as we remember those victims of #Occupy.
BYOC- Bring your own candle
The vigil will be at 7:00, Tuesday, April 3. Reservoir Park in St. Louis.
The Veyron’s 16-cylinder engine puts out more than 1,000 horsepower and can drive the car to a top speed of 253 mph with its removable top in place and 223 mph with the roof off. If it rains, the driver can erect an umbrella-like soft top to keep dry. The soft roof limits the car’s top speed to 100 mph.
Put simply, Kentucky was too good to lose to the Jayhawks or to anyone else when it really mattered. The Wildcats finished a remarkable season with a record of 38-2 and with six NCAA tournament victories that were rarely in doubt.