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That Makes No Sense! Your Security’s a Joke (and You’re the Butt of It) By Tom Engelhardt When my daughter was little and I read to her regularly, one illustrated book was a favorite of ours.
Nearly 1,500 years ago a massive flood in Geneva reportedly swept away everything in its path — mills, houses, cattle, even entire churches. Now researchers believe they've found the unlikely sounding culprit: a tsunami -like killer wave in the Alps.
I always knew I wanted to be a writer, and so by the time I graduated from college, I was ready to get the show on the road.
For more than five years, Brandon Bryant worked in an oblong, windowless container about the size of a trailer, where the air-conditioning was kept at 17 degrees Celsius (63 degrees Fahrenheit) and, for security reasons, the door couldn't be opened.
Bullets whip past James Bond as he sprints along the wooden quay.
Illustration: Chris Buzelli On a brisk spring Tuesday in 1976, a pair of executives from the Sugar Association stepped up to the podium of a Chicago ballroom to accept the Oscar of the public relations world, the Silver Anvil award for excellence in " the forging of public opinion. " The trade group had recently pulled off one of the greatest turnarounds in PR history. For nearly a decade, the sugar industry had been buffeted by crisis after crisis as the media and the public soured on sugar and scientists began to view it as a likely cause of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Industry ads claiming that eating sugar helped you lose weight had been called out by the Federal Trade Commission, and the Food and Drug Administration had launched a review of whether sugar was even safe to eat.
Colvin's act of defiance led to a plan that made history. In his warm-up for the first-ever inauguration of a black American president, the actor Samuel L.
Camilla, wife of our future king, wore a flimsy, unsecured headscarf on her trip to Saudi Arabia.
A Kentucky inmate is admitted to the hospital.
In 2011, after nearly nine years of war and occupation, U.S. troops finally left Iraq.
They call it the New Spice Route, an homage to the medieval trade network that connected Europe, Africa, and Asia, even if today’s “spice road” has nothing to do with cinnamon, cloves, or silks.
Recent headlines in the US press about the coming economic boom heralded by the shale gas revolution would lead you to think we are literally swimming in oil.
“There is no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders,” President Barack Obama said at a press conference last week.
Pham To looked great for 78 years old. (At least, that’s about how old he thought he was.)