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Shocking News

Posted by zaphriel on September 11, 2007

Biofuels may harm more than help

PARIS (Reuters) – Biofuels, championed for reducing energy reliance, boosting farm revenues and helping fight climate change, may in fact hurt the environment and push up food prices, a study suggested on Tuesday.

In a report on the impact of biofuels, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said biofuels may “offer a cure that is worse than the disease they seek to heal”. -More

Wow, Really?

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It was a tuesday morning…

Posted by zaphriel on September 11, 2007

The cycle has come full circle and I find myself again, sitting here, tuesday morning, recalling that day.

20061030_WTC_nysky3.JPGIt was a Tuesday morning after a guard drill, so for me it was the first day of my workweek. Because we lived relatively close to work, I was riding my mountain bike into work, as a way to keep fit and try to loose weight. It was chilly, about 50 degrees, a normal fall morning in this part of the country. I sped past the guard at the gate, he was a friend of mine, I knew he recognized me and I really didn’t feel like stopping that day (it is so hard to get going again from a dead stop). Only later would I realize that he was trying to stop me, to tell me what had happened, but he was still in too much shock really to react.
I peddled to my building and locked up my bike. It was early still, only Charlie was at work already, but he was always there early, he liked to make the coffee and get in a little news before anyone else got there. (Boy do I miss him, Charlie Died last year). As I walked in, helmet in hand, Charlie said in his mumbled Texan accent “Ya know someone just crashed a plane into one of those World Trade Center buildin’s.” “You mean like the plane that hit the Empire State building?” I said. “Yep,” he said. “HMM,” I thought. Interesting but not really alarming, so I changed into my uniform, sat down at my computer, and turned on my radio. The usual banter was not there, The Rob Arnie and Dawn show was normally jovial and jocular, but that day it was replaced with a very somber and almost panicked tone. “Two airliners have been crashed by unknown individuals or groups of individuals into the World Trade Center towers,” came the somber and controlled voice. A normally calm and collected individual, the morning DJ was choking back his emotions, and trying with every fiber of his being to remain calm.This sent alarms off in my head. OH MY GOD, it wasn’t just a small plane that happened to go wayward, it was a big plane, and not one but TWO, we were under attack. I went into OH CRAP mode.

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Still Looking For Nemo

Posted by Mark on September 11, 2007

Evidently, you are MORE LIKELY to find a needle in a haystackthan find Osama. He has produced a litany of tapes and documents- yet for the life of us (and millions of others), we cannot seem to locate him.

Go figure.

Osama bin Laden urged sympathizers to join the “caravan” of martyrs as he praised one of the Sept. 11 suicide hijackers in a new video that emerged Tuesday to mark the sixth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Al-Qaida traditionally issues a video every year on the anniversary, with the last testament of one of the 19 hijackers involved in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. This year’s video showed hijacker Waleed al-Shehri, addressing the camera and warning the U.S.: “We shall come at you from your front and back, your right and left.”

Considering the PLETHORA of Bin Laden memorabalia now available, I thought it would be nice to revisit a rant I delivered a couple of years ago. My means of capturing him, though quite politically incorrect, would have ended the search posthaste.

So here it is….in all its incorrect subtlety.

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