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Tsunami Alert System Designed

After the tragic events surrounding the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, the world once again turned their attention to the ocean tsunami. Scientists were once again directed to find ways to save people’s lives, through early detection systems and through further understanding.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - Full Story

The Ascension of a Batman

It wasn’t that long ago that I reported – upon seeing it reported elsewhere – that one of the DC Universe’s favorite sons, Bruce Wayne, would be saying adios to life. It was a massive announcement that seemed to somehow get slipped underneath the proverbial welcome mat of the internet. Well, a few weeks on, and there is more news.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - Full Story

Presidential Candidates Hit the Google-plex

While it is only a week until Australia votes on their new leader, it is the American presidential campaign that will always take top spot on the world news. It’s big, it’s flashy, and there’s no way anyone can really compete with that.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - Full Story

Inflatable Space Base Heads to South Pole

We’ve seen over the past decade the slow reemergence back in to the world of lunar exploration. After the excitement of the Apollo missions died away and funding with it, it’s good to see us moving back to the moon. NASA is planning missions by 2020, and China is hoping to head there soon after.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - Full Story

US Media Distorts Falling Dollar Story

What is it with the MSM and their fetish with worrying so much about everyone but Americans? For the L.A.Times, for instance, even the weakness of our dollar is cause for worrying over how bad it is for… wait for it… foreign companies. While our dollar weakens and could perhaps bring us major economic trouble, the L.A.Times shows serious concern and laments that the soft currency crisis is hurting European companies who are finding their prices rising because of our falling dollar.

By Warner Todd Huston - Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - Full Story

Because She’s a Woman

It’s very easy to fall behind the times.  It is for this reason that you find parents who never seem to really know what the younger generation is involved in, older folks who still act as if a hot dog should be 10 cents, and people who fight yesterday’s social battles.  As to the last thing, there are those who ask if a woman can be elected president.

By Selwyn Duke - Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - Full Story

Stem Cell Breakthrough

Scientists announced today a breakthrough in stem cell research. Two separate groups of scientists have been able to create human stem cells with embryonic qualities using human skin and not embryos, proving again that stem cell solutions can be ethical. This discovery will open doors for more research, funding, and the possibility of advancements in cures for debilitating diseases.

By Christian Newswire - Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - Full Story

Toyota’s Highland Fling Fits Its Niche Well

Think of it as a big RAV4 – and that’s meant as a compliment.

The new, 2008 Toyota Highlander is, according to its maker, “the mid-sized SUV that delivers the versatility of a sport utility vehicle with the driving comfort and performance of a passenger car.” Toyota also says the Highlander is designed as an “urban-friendly” SUV, as opposed to the more off-road-aimed FJ Cruiser and 4Runner, with more forceful styling and performance and a more flexible interior than before.

By Jim Bray - Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - Full Story

Global Warming’s Bottom Line

Sen. Hillary Clinton last week proposed to require that publicly-owned companies disclose to shareholders the financial impacts of global warming. Financial reality, however, is already overtaking the financial fantasy of climate alarmists.

By Steve Milloy - Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - Full Story

Training terrorists with American dollars

Within the space of just days, the term “humanitarian NGOs” is taking on a troubling new meaning.

Only yesterday Canada Free Press (CFP) reported an ABC Australia story that the International Red Cross has begun training Palestinian militants in Gaza under cover of its worldwide effort to teach the rules of international law in areas of armed conflict.

Today it’s A Fox News report that reveals USAID has been “inadvertently” funneling American tax dollars to terror related groups.

By Judi McLeod - Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - Full Story

Are police becoming too feminized?

As most people are aware by now, 40-year-old immigrant from Poland, Robert Dziekanski died after being Tasered by the RCMP in the early morning hours of October 14 in the arrivals area of Vancouver International Airport.

By Arthur Weinreb - Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - Full Story

Mazda MX-5 Tops Its Own Act!

Mazda’s little bundle of joy was reborn about a year ago, moving beyond the loveable and classic Miata with a new look, new power, and a new, shorter name: just plain MX-5.

At heart, it’s still the joyful little Miata, the two seat roadster that turned the automotive world on its ear by taking everything that was great about affordable, open top motoring as personified by classic MG’s, Healeys and Triumphs and bringing to the mix the legendary Japanese dependability.

By Jim Bray - Monday, November 19, 2007 - Full Story

Mazda CX-7 Hauls People, Stuff, Butt

Minivans are out, at least if you’re Mazda, and that may not be too bad a thing.

Mazda’s MPG minivan did about as good a job of putting “zoom zoom” into the little bus-like creatures as possible, and the last time I drove one I liked it quite a bit—as a minivan. But the MPG couldn’t hold a candle to the CX-7 which, while it may limit the tallness of objects you can carry compared to the minivan, ups the driving reward ante considerably while being just an all around more modern vehicle.

By Jim Bray - Monday, November 19, 2007 - Full Story

Audi Q7—Large, Luxurious, Lovely

German automaker Audi is famous for making all wheel drive vehicles you can take off-road. They’ve been rally champions and their Allroad models, though not true SUV’s, split the difference between station wagon and SUV very well.

The Allroad has gone to automotive heaven, at least for the present, and now Audi’s SUV standard is carried by the Q7, a fully fledged luxury SUV. It’s a fine vehicle, as I discovered during a week of living with it.

By Jim Bray - Monday, November 19, 2007 - Full Story

Help Bring a Smile to Our Troops This Holiday Season

Tommy Newberry and The 1% Club, Inc. announced today that they have agreed to donate one copy of The New York Times Bestseller, The 4:8 Principle to a U.S. soldier for every copy of The 4:8 Principle purchased on between now and December 24th.

By Christian Newswire - Monday, November 19, 2007 - Full Story

Botanical Treasures

One of the glories of the Internet is the ability to access otherwise inaccessible material. No, we’re not suggesting erotica so much as exotica – botanical exotica at that.

By Wes Porter - Monday, November 19, 2007 - Full Story

All Abortions Should Be Illegal, the world’s largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly page loads, recently asked, “Should all abortions be illegal?” President of ChristiaNet, Bill Cooper, stated, “The life that only God is able to give begins with conception.”

By Christian Newswire - Monday, November 19, 2007 - Full Story

Terri Schiavo Was Not Brain Dead

Yesterday on This Week, George Stephanopoulos, in an interview with Senator Fred Thompson, commented that Terri Schiavo’s autopsy proved she was “brain dead.” The New York Times also reported on this interview, repeating that the autopsy proved Terri was “brain dead.”

By Christian Newswire - Monday, November 19, 2007 - Full Story