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Tracking Down The Iraqi Cash

Oct 25, 2014

The single stupidest action of the Bush Administration was carrying out this staggeringly-stupid idea. Stuart Bowen is to be deeply-and-endlessly thanked for all his hard work here (but, of course, no one in government will ever do so):

WASHINGTON — Not long after American forces defeated the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein in 2003,...

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Mars – Once Wet; Now Dry

Oct 25, 2014
Mars – Once Wet; Now Dry

Checking in on the MAVEN mission, finding an artist's conception of what a once-watery Mars might have looked like.

Marc Valdez Weblog
Aguascalientes – Mexican Powerhouse

Oct 25, 2014

This interesting article came out last month:

Mexico has leapfrogged other auto producing nations. In 2009, Mexico was the world’s 10th largest auto producer. But it’s soared past Spain and France, and earlier this year it surged by Brazil to become the world’s No. 7 automaker and the fourth largest exporter. Experts say...

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Coffee With Hitler

Oct 25, 2014

Awkward:

Mr. Cerf said the mishap had occurred when an outside company asked ELSA, a dairy manufacturer and Migros subsidiary, to supply a series of 55 coffee cream containers based on vintage cigar labels, two of which featured the dictators.

He said that the outside company had provided the controversial designs, and that ELSA typically...

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Saturn’s Moon Mimas May Have An Ocean

Oct 25, 2014
Saturn’s Moon Mimas May Have An Ocean

Interesting!
But the scientists noticed something strange – the moon seemed to be wobbling, or “librating,” about twice as much as they expected. After going through several different explanations, they settled on two main possibilities. Either this round moon has a football-shaped core that’s causing the wobble, or there’s a...

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Well, That’s Disturbing

Oct 24, 2014

Looked up and saw a pedestrian sprawled in the crosswalk in front of a turning car. Apparently she got bumped. Glare from the setting sun may be a factor. She didn't look seriously hurt, but still....

Marc Valdez Weblog
Well, That’s Disturbing

Oct 24, 2014

Looked up and saw a pedestrian sprawled in the crosswalk in front of a turning car. Apparently she got bumped. Glare from the setting sun may be a factor. She didn't look seriously hurt, but still....

Marc Valdez Weblog
The Periodic Table Of Storytelling

Oct 24, 2014

Sealed evil in a can?

Marc Valdez Weblog
Then There’s The ABQ Stuff Too

Oct 24, 2014

Looking for cash:

Garza pointed his gun at the clerk and demanded cash, while there was talk between the suspects about shooting him. Meanwhile, Lucero aimed his gun at the clerk’s family members, which included his parents and a young girl, who were made to lie face down on the floor.

Lucero also attempted to...

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Crazy Stuff On The Sacramento Street

Oct 24, 2014

Wild gun action in the NE part of town:

A day of carnage by a suspect armed with a rifle left two area deputies dead, a motorist gravely injured and another deputy wounded in a 30-mile crime spree that triggered a massive manhunt by hundreds of law enforcement officers.

Just before 4 p.m., officials announced...

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