THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Mystery Bridge 34: A Double-Leaf in California?
To start off this article, let's begin by asking this question: do you know of bridges in the US like this one in the picture: a double-leaf bascule bridge that was built before or at the turn of th... Posted on 11/8/13 at 6:40 AM
HUNGRY FOR LIFE Are We Winning The War on Cancer
Check out this article in New York Times. Then you can decide if we are really winning the war o... Posted on 11/4/13 at 3:47 PM
THE PERIPHERY Mail Order Heroin
I once talked to a former drug addict who was a roadie for a rock-n-roll band. He shared about getting cocaine sent to him from his dealer back in LA when the band was on the road.
"How do you send c... Posted on 9/24/13 at 7:04 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Minnesotans of today to remember those who died in Civil War
By Don Davis
Minnesota soldiers gave their lives on July 2, 1863, in the Civil Wars Battle of Gettysburg to buy fellow Union troops a few minutes, and up to 100 Minnesotans plan to remember the sacri... Posted on 6/25/13 at 4:36 PM
SLOWING THE RACING MIND Music Monday: “Some Nights” by Fun.
Some songs get your attention at the start of the very first note in the song.
Some Nights by Fun. is one of the those songs.
Take a listen for yourself by clicking here (warning: there is an F-bomb... Posted on 8/13/12 at 7:00 AM
In the two weeks since President Obama declared the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, a series of bloody skirmishes has sharpened the questions about the Iraqi security forces’ ability to protect the country.
Shashank Bengali and Mohammed al-Dulaimy
, September 19, 2010
During the Cold War, eight sites around the nation (and two in Canada) housed 48-foot, 16,000-pound anti-aircraft missiles. Thanks to one historian, these nuclear warheads will finally get their day in the sun.
Al-Qaeda in Yemen has grown so strong and adept that the U.S., Britain, France, Germany and Japan were forced to close their embassies in Sanaa, Yemen — so seriously are they taking al-Qaeda’s “live and active threat,” as John Brennan, the White House counter-terrorism adviser, put it. “They’ve grown in strength.”
WASHINGTON — The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees at a remote outpost in southeastern Afghanistan had been invited onto the base and had not been searched, two former U.S. officials told the Associated Press on Thursday.
Pamela Hess and Adam Goldman
, January 01, 2010
President Obama should have declared victory in Afghanistan and begun a withdrawal. His escalation of the war may achieve its goals, but at too great a cost — and without making our nation meaningfully safer from the threat of terrorist attacks.
WINONA, Minn. — Christina and Jesse Fladmark were married on Flag Day last year at the band shell on the Mississippi River. They chose the spot largely because Jesse, a soldier, draws strength from the nearby war memorial. Twenty months later, Jesse is loading military convoys in Afghanistan and Chris is teaching math at Cotter High School.
BAGHDAD — Suicide bombers in cars packed with explosives killed at least 147 people and wounded at least 720 more outside Iraqi government buildings Sunday morning in nearly simultaneous blasts that were powerful even by Baghdad’s grim standards.
Mohammed Al Dulaimy and Hannah Allam
, October 26, 2009
RHINELANDER, Wis. — Enemy forces attacked a vehicle with a rocket-
propelled grenade in Afghanistan, killing a 26-year-old soldier and injuring seven others from the Wisconsin Army National Guard, the military said in a statement Saturday.
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