Monthly Archives: May 2012

VIDEO REPORT: See the shadow of the moon on the surface of the Earth from the ISS

As the Moon came between the Earth and the Sun, causing a rare solar eclipse, International Space Station astronaut Don Pettit captured imagery of the shadow cast on Earth on May 20th, 2012. Using filters that only pass light when … Continue reading

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U.S. President Ronald Reagan quotes Ibn Khaldun regarding Economic Growth

Ibn Khaldun on economic growth: “When civilization [population] increases, the available labor again increases. In turn, luxury again increases in correspondence with the increasing profit, and the customs and needs of luxury increase. Crafts are created to obtain luxury products. … Continue reading

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NEW Flight Restrictions on all future F-22 Flights Due to Safety Concerns over Pilot’s Experiencing Oxygen Deprivation

WASHINGTON — Facing a mysterious safety problem with the Air Force’s most-prized stealth fighter, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday ordered new flight restrictions on the F-22 and summoned help from Navy and NASA experts. Panetta endorsed Air Force efforts … Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC: Average Income in the United States from 1913-2006

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INFOGRAPHIC: The BOOM in global shipping lanes today

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Taliban 2.0: a NEW Powerful Drug Cartel

After a decade of fighting, the Taliban is transforming from a religion-focused revolutionary group into something that resembles a drug cartel, a senior lawmaker said Wednesday. And the Taliban’s increased reliance on the drug trade to stay alive is just … Continue reading

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About Military Appreciation Month in May of 1999

About Military Appreciation Month Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publically demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our servicemembers – past and present. … Continue reading

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New York comes in 2nd as California has the most foreign-born residents in the nation

The foreign-born population of the United States has risen to 40 million, or almost 13% of the population, according to new figures from the Census Bureau. That’s up from about 31 million, or about 11% of the total population, in … Continue reading

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Man fitted with first-ever bionic eye and get’s to see his wife for the first time

Man fitted with first-ever bionic eye and get’s to see his wife for the first time from Greg in SD on Vimeo. British man Chris James, 54, suffered from a hereditary illness called retinitis pigmentosa 22 years ago and became … Continue reading

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Bin Laden saw al-Qaida breaking down from within

WASHINGTON — Letters from Osama bin Laden’s last hideaway, released by U.S. officials intent on discrediting his terror organization, portray a network weak, inept and under siege — and its leader seemingly near wit’s end about the passing of his … Continue reading

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