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Space probe crashes into Pacific, Russians say

Derelict Russian space probe crashes to Earth
Military spokesman reports Phobos-Grunt re-entry over Pacific Ocean

MOSCOW — A failed probe that was designed to travel to a moon of Mars but got stuck in Earth orbit has crashed into the Pacific Ocean, Russian officials said Sunday.

The unmanned Phobos-Grunt probe was one of the heaviest and most toxic space derelicts ever to crash to Earth, but there were no reports of injury or damage. There's a good chance that no one actually saw the spacecraft's fiery plunge.

"Phobos-Grunt fragments have crashed down in the Pacific Ocean," the RIA-Novosti news service quoted Alexei Zolotukhin, a spokesman for Russia's aerospace defense forces, as saying. The debris zone was said to be 775 miles (1,250 kilometers) west of Wellington Island in the South Pacific. Re-entry was estimated to occur at about 12:45 p.m. ET, based on the data received by the Russians.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46005190/ns/technology_and_science-space/
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Jan 15, 2012, 04:32 PM (3 replies)

That 100 years of Oil they claim America has will go overseas

All the drill baby drill and fracking the oil companies are doing, taking all the puclic lands, state parks and such so they can drill for oil and ship it over seas.

Read this artilce describing the deals being made with oil companies in America by foreign companies.

Sinopec and Total Continue Shale Gas Buying Spree
Deal-making in the shale gas sector, one of the hottest last year, is off to a strong start in 2012, with two foreign companies buying big stakes in operations in the United States.

The French oil giant Total announced plans on Monday to buy a piece of the Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s shale operation in Ohio for $2.32 billion. Hours later on Tuesday, Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production agreed to buy a 30 percent stake in five Devon Energy shale operations for about $2.2 billion.

Under the terms of Chesapeake joint venture, Total will take a 25 percent interest in a 619,000-acre parcel of the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio. The deal is Total’s second partnership with Chesapeake, the most active natural gas driller in the United States.

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Sinopec will pay Devon $900 million in cash and up to $1.2 billion in future drilling costs in exchange for a one-third interest in five shale operations, including in the Utica Shale, as well as for petroleum deposits in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Michigan, Colorado and Wyoming. Through the end of the year, Devon said it expected to drill 125 wells in the five locations.

“This arrangement improves Devon’s capital efficiency by recovering our land and drilling costs to date and by significantly reducing our future capital commitments,” John Richels, Devon’s president and chief executive, said in a statement.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/total-buys-2-3-billion-stake-in-chesapeake-shale-assets/

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jan 11, 2012, 03:38 PM (9 replies)

The 5 businesses that rip off the poor

Banks rate right there with the Check/Loan Sharks

1. Payday lenders

2. 'Buy here, pay here' car lots

3. Used-car leasing

4. Rent to own

5. Banks

http://money.msn.com/shopping-deals/5-businesses-that-rip-off-the-poor-weston.aspx
Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Jan 7, 2012, 12:26 PM (17 replies)

7 year old girl gets liposuction voucher for Christmas from Mom

Mummy, just what I always wanted! Girl, 7, gets £7,000 liposuction voucher for Christmas from ‘Human Barbie’ mum51-year-old mother claims surgery will 'come in handy'
Follows £6,000 boob job as birthday gift

A seven-year-old who received a voucher for a boob job on her last birthday has received yet another inappropriate gift from her surgery-obsessed mother: A £7,000 voucher for liposuction.

Little Poppy Burge received the gift in her Christmas stocking after her mother, a 51-year-old plastic surgery addict known as The Human Barbie, decided it would 'come in handy'.
'I put the voucher in her stocking - there's nothing wrong with that,' she said.

'She asks for surgery all the time. She wants to look good and lipo is one of those procedures that will always come in handy.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2081674/Poppy-Burge-gets-liposuction-voucher-Human-Barbie-mum-Sarah-Christmas.html#ixzz1iawXyrTt


What is wrong with people.
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jan 5, 2012, 10:40 AM (7 replies)

Evolution in action - Hybrid Sharks

Australia's hybrid shark reveals evolution in action


Hybrid sharks have been discovered swimming in the waters off Australia's east coast. The finding may be driven by climate change, a research team says, suggesting such discoveries could be more common in the future.

The hybridization is between the Australian black tip shark which favors tropical waters and the larger, common black tip shark, which favors sub-tropical and temperate waters.

While the distribution for the genetically distinct species overlaps along the northern and eastern Australian coastline, the finding that they mated and produced offspring is unprecedented, according to the discovery team from the University of Queensland.

"To actually find something like this and prove it genetically is unprecedented," Bob Hueter, director of the Center for Shark Research at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida, told me Tuesday.


http://futureoftech.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/03/9921974-australias-hybrid-shark-reveals-evolution-in-action
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jan 3, 2012, 03:05 PM (4 replies)

I was actually told today that ACORN was financing all the Occupy protest

I had to bite my toung to keep from laughing my ass off in front of the moron.

ACORN!
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jan 3, 2012, 12:29 PM (8 replies)

When the laws your party created keep you from being on the ballot - Sue!

Rick Perry sues Virginia to get on primary ballot

By Pete Williams and Carrie Dann, NBC News
After failing to secure a spot in Virginia's presidential primary, the presidential campaign of Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday filed a federal court challenge to the state's stringent ballot access rules.

Perry was one of several candidates, including Newt Gingrich, who failed to gather 10,000 individual voters' signatures by Friday's deadline.

"We believe that the Virginia provisions unconstitutionally restrict the rights of candidates and voters by severely restricting access to the ballot, and we hope to have those provisions overturned or modified to provide greater ballot access to Virginia voters and the candidates seeking to earn their support," said Perry communications director Ray Sullivan in a statement.

Perry's lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of a state law that says those who circulate petitions to get a candidate on the ballot must be eligible, or registered, to vote in the state. Perry claims that requirement violates his freedom of speech and association.


http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/27/9750277-rick-perry-sues-virginia-to-get-on-primary-ballot
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Dec 27, 2011, 08:57 PM (7 replies)

What other recent President would have risked missing spending Christmas with family?

None.

In the past Presidents drop everything and run off to a holiday vacation. Obama is busy trying to get Congress to do something.

I congratulate him on putting his duty before vacation.
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Dec 22, 2011, 01:17 PM (6 replies)

Socialist Heaven

Just a quick thought - why do Right Wing Christians want to go to heaven/live in the Kingdom of God? Really, think about it - these people rail endlessly against the 'evils' (as they selfishly perceive them) of socialism, they claim that the Bible supports their vision of 'God helps he who helps himself' even though it absolutely doesn't.

Jesus, as portrayed in the texts of the New Testament, is profoundly, fundamentally, socialist. He makes the point again and again, as in this passage from Matthew 25 -

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So what are the Right Wingers hoping to find when they get to their heaven? Why do they want to go at all if they find socialism so offensive? Seems to me that the selfishness of their version of Hell would probably suit them better!


Forgot the link: http://anatheistviewpoint.blogspot.com/2011/09/socialist-heaven.html

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:42 AM (1 replies)

And he is only 32

That's not an easy thing at all.

What he said was just silly, too, how was he going to ruin that reporter? It's like they are taking it literally.

And why is that reporter going on about his dating life? Is it really such an important matter?
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