As part of Occupy Wall Street’s call for a nationwide “general strike” May 1, elements within the group are looking to shut down bridges and tunnels in both New York and San Francisco.
Occupy Oakland, the most radical of all the local Occupy groups, passed a resolution April 15 that vows to shut down all travel from Marin to San Francisco.
“If any of the unions on the Golden Gate bridge declare [...]
Barack Obama’s statement that the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy that cries out for a more thorough investigation was the right and necessary thing to say.
But it fell far short of what was needed: a presidential call for a halt to the rhetoric that is stirring up racial rage and inflaming the nation. The incendiary language being deployed is both divisive and dangerous.
Addressing the Sanford, Fla., incident, black [...]
Mice on high-fat diet grow four times as many cells in one part of the brain
Change occurs in weeks
Mice with new cells put on more weight than others – even if both are on high-fat diet
Growth of ‘tanycyte’ cells – also found in humans
Cream tea? High-fat diets pile on weight around the midriff – but in mice at least, they seem to cause ‘growth’ inside the brain
High-fat diets pile on [...]
February 21, 2012
Cape Canaveral, Fla. — A figurative “for rent” sign hangs on the front gate of John F. Kennedy Space Center.
Among the facilities available: A space shuttle launchpad, slightly used; a giant crawler for moving rockets, still servicable; two enormous mobile launch platforms; two space shuttle maintenance hangars; a 15,000-foot concrete runway, one of the world’s longest; and the blocky, 52-story Vehicle Assembly Building, with four soaring rocket [...]
Rolladium in Waterford, where at least 5 people were shot. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)
WATERFORD TWP. (WWJ) -Five people have been hospitalized after three gunmen open fire at a roller-skating rink in Waterford Township during a private holiday party.
WWJ’s Mike Campbell spoke with Kurt Anselmi, co-owner of Rolladium. Anselmi said the shooting happened at about 1:45 a.m. Friday as a private party billed as an 18 and up “Roll Up” was coming to a [...]
Silver is down more than 3% to well under $36 an ounce, easily outpacing most of the rest of the commodity pack in their defiance of the stock market’s dogged effort to move higher. Gold, copper and aluminum are down, too, but not nearly as much as silver.
Some of this may have to do with a bucketload of data coming from China tonight, including readings on [...]