US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will finalize a huge arms deal with Israel during his visit starting Saturday, under which Israel will for the first time be permitted to purchase US aerial refueling planes and other ultra-sophisticated military equipment that could prove vital to any Israel strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Prominent among the Israeli purchases are an undisclosed number of KC-135 aerial refueling planes. Previously, the US refused to sell [...]
Today’s adults are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes because of poor health
Men in their 30s were 20% more likely to be overweight than in previous generations, Dutch researchers found
Women in their 20s are twice as likely to be obese
Today’s adults are so unhealthy they are 15 years ‘older’ than their parents and grandparents at the same age, researchers say.
They are more likely to suffer from high blood [...]
April 8, 2013
At the heart of a soon-to-be-released bipartisan compromise on immigration reform is a controversial proposal that would create several new government bureaus and offices to oversee a new generation of legal, low-skilled immigrants—as many as 200,000 a year when the program gets up and running.
The proposal tries to address the ultimate cause of illegal immigration: not merely porous borders or unscrupulous employers, but the immutable fact that [...]
Stephen Dinan and David Sherfinski
The Washington Times
March 17, 2013
Sen. Rand Paul won the 2013 Washington Times-CPAC presidential preference straw poll Saturday, and Sen. Marco Rubio was a close second, easily outdistancing the rest of the field and signaling the rise of a new generation of conservative leaders who will take the Republican Party into the 2016 election.
Mr. Paul won 25 percent of the vote, and Mr. Rubio collected 23 percent. Former Sen. [...]
David Baker’s Three Must-Haves for the New Generation of Gold Companies: Accountability, Accountability and Accountability
Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (2/18/13)
Mining companies have lost the trust of investors, says David Baker, managing partner at Baker Steel. Baker sees the gold market as at a watershed point and the miners must change to stay afloat. In this interview with The Gold Report, Baker sets out his prescription for nursing the industry [...]
January 28, 2013
It is named after the Celtic god of thunder, can fly faster than the speed of sound and evades enemy radar with its single-wing stealth design.
This is Taranis, Britain’s latest pilotless combat aircraft, which is even capable of selecting its own targets.
The revolutionary superdrone is due to make its maiden flight in the next few weeks and could spearhead the fight against terrorism in Africa.
Military chiefs believe [...]
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Dec 2, 2012
The Pentagon will send hundreds of additional spies overseas as part of an ambitious plan to assemble an espionage network that rivals the CIA in size, U.S. officials said.
The project is aimed at transforming the Defense Intelligence Agency, which has been dominated for the past decade by the demands of two wars, into a spy service focused on emerging threats and more closely aligned with the [...]
Surprisingly, the MSM actually tell some truth in reporting the events in China. After, the USA have an official “president” selected, it is now China’s turn. The Communist Party of China’s 18th National Congress starts today, with the main focus being the “transition” of power from the fourth generation leaders to the fifth generation leaders. There are many reports about this event in my region and I shall post all [...]
BEIJING: China today announced testing of a new generation of inter-continental ballistic missile, Dongfeng-41, with a strike range of 14,000 km and capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads.
“China last month tested a new generation of intercontinental ballistic missile, the Dongfeng-41, or DF-41, which is believed to have a maximum strike distance of 14,000 km,” the state-run CCTV said in a brief report.
The television also showed a rare footage of its [...]
President Obama’s former special envoy to the Middle East has said more pressure should be put on Iran to stop it taking the next steps towards making nuclear weapons.
In his first British interview since stepping down, Dennis Ross explained the challenges facing diplomacy in the region.
If Iran gets a nuclear bomb, he said, it will lead to a nuclear arms race with Turkey and Saudi Arabia, which will “dramatically increase [...]
The dog who was cloned after his grieving owners could not bear to say goodbye has become a dad.
Lancelot Encore fathered eight pups born to a Labrador bitch – which are now being offered to the public.
The birth means that saga of Sir Lancelot – Lancelot Encore’s own ‘father’ – continues to a new generation.
Dog gone? Lancelot Encore fathered eight pups born to a Labrador bitch – which are now [...]
Could this be about not being able to warn others that something is going on in your neighborhood or that it’s headed their way?
Over the past week, the Internet and talk radio have been buzzing about an Executive Order quietly signed by President Obama that allegedly authorizes the Department of Homeland Security to get ready to shut down all domestic communication in case of a declared national emergency. Let me repeat: All domestic communication, which includes “New Generation Systems” [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new weight loss drug from Vivus Inc. that many doctors consider the most effective therapy in a new generation of anti-obesity pills designed to help patients safely shed pounds.
The agency cleared the pill Qsymia for adults who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol.
Patients taking [...]
A new generation of insect larvae is eating the roots of genetically engineered corn intended to be resistant to such pests. The failure of Monsanto’s genetically modified Bt corn could be the most serious threat ever to a genetically modified crop in the U.S.
And the economic impact could be huge. Billions of dollars are at stake, as Bt corn accounts for 65 percent of all corn grown in the US.
Google boss Eric Schmidt gave some unexpected advice to college graduates in a speech delivered on Sunday.
The Executive Chairman of Google Inc. told students at Boston University to put their gadgets down for a while each day.
Speaking to the young crowd he said: ‘Take one hour a day and turn that thing off.’
Gadget addicts: Young people were urged by Google chairman to get off their smartphones and computers (picture posed [...]
HONG KONG (AP) — Over the past two years Wang Wei and her husband Liu Yiqian dropped a reported $317 million on their hobby. Now they need somewhere to display the collection they’ve amassed. The solution: a private art museum that Wang hopes will impart some class to China’s flashy nouveau riche.
Wang and billionaire investor Liu are part of a new generation of wealthy Asians that is better known for splashing [...]
(CNN) - The heads of the Senate and House intelligence committees said Sunday the Taliban was gaining ground, just days after President Barack Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan and touted the progress made in the war on terror.
“I think we’d both say that what we found is that the Taliban is stronger,” said Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein on CNN’s “State of the Union,” while sitting with Republican Rep. Mike [...]
February 19, 2012
The US government’s obliteration of the Bill of Rights via the Patriot Act, the recent defense bill that allows the military to detain citizens indefinitely without trial, the health care law that forces citizens to buy insurance, and the attempted takeover of the Internet through SOPA and PIPA has gotten a lot of attention lately, and in a few rare cases has generated some effective push-back.
But according to an [...]
Madonna positioned herself as the queen of a new generation of pop stars at the Super Bowl halftime show – complete with throne – but didn’t have complete control of her show.
Guest singer M.I.A. flipped the middle finger to the audience after uttering a barely disguised expletive during a performance of Madonna’s new single. M.I.A. was one of two guests who contributed vocals to the bubblegum pop song, “Give Me [...]
January 12, 2012
The new generation of contact lenses is being called “smart lenses,” and they are packed with circuits, sensors and wireless technology – all designed to keep an eye on your health.
[...] “Someday, maybe, you can read the result with your cell phone,” Parviz said.
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THE US will have a permanent new military presence in Australia by rotating marines through a base in Darwin, US President Barack Obama is set to announce.
Mr Obama will make the announcement with Prime Minister Julia Gillard when they visit Darwin next Thursday during his first visit to Australia as President, Fairfax reports.
“This is all about the rise of China, the modernisation of the People’s Liberation Army and, particularly, it’s [...]
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — One of the most basic tenets of the American Dream is being called into question by recent economic data. Can each new generation do better than the one before it?
So far, today’s young people aren’t off to an encouraging start.
According to analysis by the Pew Research Center released Monday, younger Americans have been left behind as the oldest generation has seen wealth surge since the mid-1980s.
With mere moments to go before the E3 presentation where Microsoft will show its future wares, many of the choice details have leaked…
Microsoft’s presentation at the E3 gaming expo was scheduled early, but beating it out by mere moments was the software giant’s own E3 page, where an unwitting web master had uploaded details on what MS will be showing. The results? A lot of interesting stuff, [...]
We are sealed beyond the Event Horizon, there is no stopping the momentum of corruption and failure. QE3 to be or not to be is not in question. What is upon this generation is a new global world market prison. This generation’s gains are a dead man walking
Moody’s also downgraded the short-term rating for TEPCO’s commercial paper to Prime-2 from Prime-1.
All three ratings remain on review for possible downgrade.
The downgrade reflects the significant financial obligations the company faces as it continues to address multiple challenges resulting from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that seriously damaged several of its nuclear and thermal generating facilities, most notably its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. TEPCO [...]
450,000 Deep into job “destruction” territory.
350,000 Basically no jobs lost or gained.
225,000 Sustained – Job – Growth
07/01 472,000…06/24 457,000…06/17 476,000…06/10 460,000…06/03 453,000
05/27 460,000…05/20 471,000…05/13 446,000…05/06 448,000…04/29 448,000
04/22 456,000…04/15 484,000…04/08 460,000…04/01 439,000…03/25 450,000
03/18 457,000…03/11 462,000…03/04 468,000…02/25 496,000…02/18 473,000
02/11 440,000…02/07 480,000…01/28 472,000…01/21 482,000…01/14 446,000
12/31 433,000…12/24 452,000…12/17 480,000…12/10 473,000…12/03 457,000
11/25 466,000…11/19 505,000…11/12 502,000…11/05 514,000…10/29 530,000
Incidentally…I heard and read one of your “teeny booper” poorly educated high paid economic experts…expounding that at [...]