1. The next great U.S. land grab?

    ... and their committee staffs vehemently deny HR 701 and S 25 are land acquisition bills. "Only 20 ... is arrived at by taking 50 percent of $4 billion, a rough figure for outer continental shelf oil drilling ... ) would be cut into two portions: With S 25, it's a straight 50-50 split. That is, 50 percent would go

  2. On Web's 25th birthday, a call for Net Bill of Rights


    ... (VentureBeat) The World Wide Web is 25 years old today. It’s time, says its inventor, Sir Tim ... .” His memo to create the WWW was filed on this day in 1989. (You can extend your birthday ... can’t be achieved “without an open, universal Web.” To battle laws that restrict

  3. Obama skipped intel briefings prior to attacks

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    ... /president/2012-09-06 9/7/2012-http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule/president/2012-09-07 9/8/2012 ... /schedule/president/2012-09-09 9/10/2012-http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule/president/2012-09-10 9/11 ... Chris Stevens and three American members of his staff: 9/6/2012-http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule

  4. Asteroid whizzing between moon, Earth


    ... its closest approach at 21:07 GMT on Wednesday at a blistering speed of 14.85 km/s (32,076 mph ... ). Although the space rock poses no threat to earth, it highlights the earth’s susceptibility to near ... 5. The 98-foot-wide space rock is expected to come within 218,000 miles of earth (0.9 lunar

  5. The meaning and mystery of numbers

    ... and PBS take us to celebrations across the globe, beginning at some remote island in the South Pacific ... not stay up long enough to see the new year arrive in Los Angeles, or Honolulu, which was probably ... the last major city on earth to finally come into the year 2000. It was amazing to see the delirium

  6. Phony e-mails say Gingrich forced abortion on ex


    ... . The fake press release, which you can see above, came from an email address in which the "1" in 2012 ... registered "newt20l2.org" (with the lowercase L) today. Their name was withheld. The fake release

  7. My plan to save a quick $100 billion

    ... the next several years. I would cut that out of the budget quicker than you can count down from 10 ... . Why? Do I not like the space program? Do I not see value from American exploration of space ... The U.S. government is planning to spend $100 billion on the international space station over

  8. Have the teachers seen this?

    ... , director $132,700 24) Wayne S. Diviney, asst. exec. director $131,900 25) Gerald T. Gripper, org ... . Perez, org. specialist $117,800 50) William R. Martin, director $117,700 ... -truth conveniently leaves off several cash allowances -- some of which total as much as 20 percent

  9. Big nuke terror drill on tap in U.S. today

    ... nuclear bomb detonated on U.S. soil. Dubbed "Noble Resolve '07," the series of tests ... building in Baghdad in virtual space, is using that same technology in the Tidewater area of southern ... scenario involves a 10-kiloton nuclear bomb headed to Virginia from a foreign country. "It's

  10. Eclipsing China's shadow


    ... and other objects into outer space, as well as detonating a nuclear weapon. The idea that China ... without a job, 50 million functional illiterates, almost 50 million on food stamps, more than 10 ... million illegal aliens, more than 50 million abortions, $16 trillion in unpayable debt, open borders