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Old 2009-12-25, 07:53   Link #5201
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Woman knocks down pope at Mass

Security these days... tse tse tse...
Nice one, yeah?
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Old 2009-12-25, 07:56   Link #5202
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I have read more and it seems this lady did try last year. It's mentally disturbed person. I went to check in youtube for the vid and couldn't find any from the front line. Can't see the Pope on the floor
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Old 2009-12-25, 11:13   Link #5203
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I Lol'd actually. People try attacking the pope too much. Give the guy a break eh?
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Old 2009-12-25, 14:08   Link #5204
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Hatoyama to decide on relocation of U.S. military base by May

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Asked how he assesses current Japan-U.S. ties, Okada said during a regular press conference, ''There's no change in that the situation is tough. But I don't think it's like a situation in which they (the ties) will collapse.''
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The issue has emerged as a central problem between Japan and the United States since Hatoyama's Democratic Party of Japan launched a coalition government in September with a pledge to reexamine the realignment plan of U.S. forces in Japan.

Expectations are growing among people in Okinawa that the government will seek to relocate the facility outside the prefecture in line with the DPJ's stance prior to the Aug. 30 House of Representatives election.
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Old 2009-12-25, 18:56   Link #5205
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Better video of the pope attack.

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Old 2009-12-25, 19:18   Link #5206
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Better video of the pope attack.

Not really... You see the same as the others! You can't see the Pope in the floor at all!
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Old 2009-12-25, 21:42   Link #5207
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All I can say is that he better did. I can suggest a place. Knock down Haneda. Move all Tokyo-bound flights to Narita. Or the other way about. It's a hassle to fly from Kansai to Haneda, then take 2 hr to Narita just to fly to North America.
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Old 2009-12-25, 21:54   Link #5208
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All I can say is that he better did. I can suggest a place. Knock down Haneda. Move all Tokyo-bound flights to Narita. Or the other way about. It's a hassle to fly from Kansai to Haneda, then take 2 hr to Narita just to fly to North America.
They'll need to take more land for the runways then, IMHO - unless air traffic from Haneda virtually collapses. Airplanes can't be jammed onto runways and the airspace without a lot of planning and equipment. Given the types of land in Japan overall and the experiences the government has had, that land grab will take a long time and will probably fail.

I say take away Disneyland. Hong Kong already has one, and I heard that there is a chance that 2 will be built in China. Too many Disney resorts out there.
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Old 2009-12-25, 22:37   Link #5209
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Passenger ignites explosive device on plane.

Kudos to the passenger and cabin crew who pounced on this doucebag.
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Old 2009-12-26, 01:45   Link #5210
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Terrorist attack FOILED aboard Delta Airlines Flight 253!




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A high-ranking law enforcement official told CBS News that the suspect apparently used a syringe to inject a chemical into the powder, which was located near his groin. It is a technique not seen in previous attempted attacks and it's possible that this incident was a test of whether the materials could pass screening and how effective they might be at causing damage, the source said.

According to Encyclopedia Brittanica, PETN is a highly explosive, colorless organic compound, and is related to nitroglycerin. Introduced as an explosive after World War I, PETN is "valued for its shattering force and efficiency ... and is the least stable of the common military explosives but retains its properties in storage for longer periods than nitroglycerin or cellulose nitrate (nitrocellulose) does."

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Old 2009-12-26, 13:44   Link #5211
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"An American Christian missionary slipped into isolated North Korea on Christmas Day, shouting that he brought God's love and carrying a letter urging leader Kim Jong Il to step down and free all political prisoners, an activist said Saturday.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/12/25/international/i231932S39.DTL&tsp=1"
all i have to say, Please keep him.
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Old 2009-12-26, 13:55   Link #5212
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So which former president will fly to N.Korea to free this person? I'm thinking the born again Christian, George W. Bush
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Old 2009-12-26, 14:04   Link #5213
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Hatoyama nixes Futemma relocation to Guam, eyes alternative Japan site

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Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama indicated Saturday he has given up the idea of relocating the U.S. Marine Corps' Futemma Air Station in Okinawa to Guam, a remark that means the government will seek alternative sites in Japan as no other overseas location for hosting the U.S. military base is being considered.
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On the request by the Social Democratic Party, a junior coalition partner of Hatoyama's Democratic Party of Japan, that all Futemma facilities be moved to Guam, the premier questioned the idea in a recording for a radio program.

''It looks as though having everything at Futemma transferred to the U.S. territory of Guam is unrealistic in light of the deterrence'' provided by the U.S. forces, Hatoyama said.
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Old 2009-12-26, 14:14   Link #5214
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all i have to say, Please keep him.
Agreed. Idiots should have to face reality at some point.
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So which former president will fly to N.Korea to free this person? I'm thinking the born again Christian, George W. Bush
I'm sure Bush would if he thought it would work. He's that kind of person. However I don't think it would work. Just a hunch.
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Old 2009-12-26, 17:01   Link #5215
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Los Angeles Times details Toyota history of concealing safety issues

The unintended acceleration issue has reached critical mass for Toyota... but is it an isolated incident for an automaker with an otherwise stellar record for being frank with its customers?
A recent investigation by the Los Angeles Times shows that Toyota may have concealed safety issues on several occasions in an effort to keep its name clean. The newspaper is reporting that it uncovered several incidents in which Toyota concealed defects or delayed recalls even after several complaints were made.
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Old 2009-12-26, 19:43   Link #5216
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Update: A high-ranking law enforcement official told CBS News that the suspect apparently used a syringe to inject a chemical into the powder, which was located near his groin. It is a technique not seen in previous attempted attacks and it's possible that this incident was a test of whether the materials could pass screening and how effective they might be at causing damage, the source said.

According to Encyclopedia Brittanica, PETN is a highly explosive, colorless organic compound, and is related to nitroglycerin. Introduced as an explosive after World War I, PETN is "valued for its shattering force and efficiency ... and is the least stable of the common military explosives but retains its properties in storage for longer periods than nitroglycerin or cellulose nitrate (nitrocellulose) does."
Some new fallout from this attempt:

1. Canada started to do full-body patdowns temporarily. It's too early to say if this will continue or be carried over elsewhere perhaps. I'm also not sure if this will actually catch those binary explosives if the individual chemical components are well hidden.

2. TSA now has a rule (check the bottom of the statement) that in the last hour of a flight, passengers cannot get up, access carry-on luggage or have any personal stuff on their laps. No idea if this means no personal electronics use either, but I would guess that they would be limited as well.
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Old 2009-12-27, 00:53   Link #5217
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The pat-downs make some minor sense (though some have joked "first it was shoes off; now its pants off"). The second "sit down rule" is just bloody stupid and irrelevant - more security theatre. No potty breaks, eh? No more book reading? What about those damned magazines?
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Old 2009-12-27, 01:19   Link #5218
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the terrorists are so terrifying they can terrify americans with out even blowing up anything
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Old 2009-12-27, 04:31   Link #5219
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The pat-downs make some minor sense (though some have joked "first it was shoes off; now its pants off"). The second "sit down rule" is just bloody stupid and irrelevant - more security theatre. No potty breaks, eh? No more book reading? What about those damned magazines?
Yes, because a terrorist smart enough to slip explosives past security is clearly incapable of circumventing such measures by going to the bathroom an hour and a quarter before the end of the flight.
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Old 2009-12-27, 06:27   Link #5220
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all i have to say, Please keep him.
Agreed. Nuts like him need to be taught a lesson through hard labour. *cracks a slave whip*

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The pat-downs make some minor sense (though some have joked "first it was shoes off; now its pants off"). The second "sit down rule" is just bloody stupid and irrelevant - more security theatre. No potty breaks, eh? No more book reading? What about those damned magazines?
Agreed. That is bullshit. One day we would all have to board the flights strapped to our seats like lunatics from an asylum.
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