U.S. Patrol Attacked in Iraq; at Least 5 Killed
Military Searches for Three Missing From Unit
As many as five U.S. soldiers were killed in action and three are missing after a pre-dawn attack south of Baghdad Saturday, the U.S. military said.
My faith teaches me to love, but I’m finding it harder and harder to do so. I want these animals completely and utterly destroyed.
Aid cost put at $139 million
GOP wants more details about college plan
Gov. Jim Doyle’s promise of college seats to eighth-graders who stay out of trouble and maintain a B average would force student financial aid subsidies to rise at least $139 million over a six-year period starting in 2009, administration officials said Friday.
Yeah, I want a detail…..like who is going to pay for his plan. HEY! Gov. Dopey! Your re-election was NOT a blank check! Don’t blame me…. I didn’t vote for the guy.
16% fail TAKS graduation test
Record number won’t get diploma; blacks, Hispanics hit hardest
The high number of failures might give the Legislature more incentive to pass a bill that would scrap the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills graduation test in the next few years and replace it with a series of end-of-course exams taken throughout high school. The bill, which has already passed the Senate and awaits action by the House, is expected to allow more students to pass and get their diplomas.
Passing a bill that lowers the standards in education does NOT help anyone! If a kid can’t pass the test and get his/her diploma, then I’d suggest summer school, or repeating the grade. Or, perhaps they should study a bit harder make the grade.
A Guyanese beauty queen and reigning Mrs. South America was charged Friday with strangling her wealthy husband, who was found dead at the couple’s estate in the capital.
Proof that “beauty is only skin deep”?
A U.S. congressional move to fund the Iraq war contains a provision that would mandate a list of companies operating in natural-resource extraction in Sudan.
Pardon my ignorance, but what do oil companies in the Sudan have to do with funding our troops in Iraq?
From 100,000 to 300,000 barrels a day of Iraq’s declared oil production over the past four years is unaccounted for and could have been siphoned off through corruption or smuggling, according to a draft U.S. government report.
Using an average of $50 a barrel, the report said the discrepancy was valued at $5 million to $15 million daily. Over four years, that comes to $7 billion to $22 billion.
The Iraqis should be seriously pissed off with that sort of mismanagement and corruption. Kind of hard to ‘misplace’ billions!
Iran will not be pushed by sanctions to suspend work on its disputed nuclear program, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday, two days after six world powers met to discuss Iran’s defiance of UN demands.
Ahmabooboo doesn’t seem to be worried about ‘world opinion’. And of course, the Iranian people will suffer.
The bill, which would take effect in October if signed into law, would prohibit smoking in bars and restaurants and bingo halls, and would make Minnesota the 20th state to prohibit smoking indoors.
Add one more state to the list I won’t be spending tourism dollars.
Biofuels like ethanol can help reduce global warming and create jobs for the rural poor, but the benefits may be undone by serious environmental problems and higher food prices, the U.N. has concluded in its first major report on bioenergy.
So, now that the Useless Numnuts has said it, is anyone going to listen? Or are we going to continue down the merry path to world wide starvation just so a few yahoos can get rich and feel good about themselves. It’s long past time we start looking into other alternative fuels. However, until someone comes up with a better plan, I’d suggest doing some serious drilling, and building NEW REFINERIES!