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Liberty Newspost Aug-25-2012

Liberty Newspost Aug-25-2012

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Curated News Editionhttp://www.LibertyNewspost.com- 25/08/12
Submitted at 8/25/2012 3:38:41 PM
Tropical Storm Isaac crossedHaiti, killing at least one person,made landfall in Cuba Saturdayafternoon, and is expected to buildto hurricane strength as churnsominously toward South Florida.With the threat that it could hitSouth Florida as a possibleCategory 2 hurricane, FloridaGov. Rick Scott issued a state of emergency, and local officialsannounced that schools will closeMonday in Monroe, Miami-Dadeand Broward counties.Scott, on a brief stop in SouthFlorida Saturday, said that Isaac’scurrent path “is not positive forour state.’’“The most important thing iscontinue to get prepared, to have aplan in place,” said the governor,who visited Broward County’sEmergency Operations Center.The National Hurricane Centerplaced the Florida Keys andSouthwest Florida under ahurricane warning, with Isaacexpected to approach Sunday as a75- to 80-mph hurricane, veeringacross the Lower Keys andskirting the state’s southwesterntip. Miami-Dade was under ahurricane watch and tropicalstorm warnings and watchesextended up the east coast toSebastian.At 2 p.m., the National HurricaneCenter reported that much of Florida’s west coast was under atropical storm watch, includingTampa Bay, where theRepublican National Conventionis scheduled to begin on Monday.NHC Director Rick Knabb saidflooding from storm surge was apossibility as Isaac passes off thecoast, possibly as a strongCategory 2 hurricane.The northern coastline of Cuba,on Saturday afternoon, wasfeeling the brunt of Isaac’sweather.Havana’s MeteorologicalInstitute reported that the stormtouched down in Maisi, amunicipality east of GuantanamoSaturday afternoon.Radio Baracoa reported that twohomes in the island’s eastern mostcity of 48,000 had collapsed andthat the storm surge had thrownup a lot of debris on its seasideMalecon boulevard and nearbystreets.But the storm’s drama fizzled atthe U.S. Navy base atGuantánamo Bay, Cuba, wherethe military had scrapped thismonth’s Sept. 11 terror trialhearings and evacuated staff andobservers from the crudecompound called Camp Justice.“The bad weather did notmaterialize here as tropical stormIsaac turned away and headed upthe East coast of Cuba,” saidNavy Capt. Robert Durand, thedetention center spokesman.The base did not report anydamage or injuries in whatamounted to a splash of summertime rain. Soldiersembarked on late-morning runsaround the 45-square-mile base,while the base commanderordered the cafeterias reopened intime for 5:30 p.m. Saturdaysupper.Forecasters believe the system’s jaunt over Cuba will be brief and allow the storm more time tostrengthen in the warm waters of the Florida Straits.The sprawling storm couldproduce from six to 10 inches of rain and powerful gusts acrossmuch of South Florida, withtropical storm force windsbeginning to buffet the KeysSunday and building to hurricaneforce. Squalls that drenched SouthFlorida overnight and Saturdaymorning weren’t part of Isaac buta hint of the dreary weather tocome.“It’s going to be a day to stayinside,” said Adam Futterman, ameteorologist in the NationalWeather Service’s Key Westoffice. “Travel is stronglydiscouraged.’’This entry passed through theFull-Text RSSservice — if this isyour content and you're reading iton someone else's site, please readthe FAQ atfivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.FiveFiltersrecommends:IncineratingAssange - The Liberal Media GoTo Work .
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Submitted at 8/25/2012 2:46:08 PM
Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFPA new South Carolina voteridentification law could cause tensof thousands of people, especiallyminorities, to be turned away atthe voting booths during the 2012presidential election.State officials are taking theproposed law to the federal courton Monday, in an attempt toconvince a panel of three judgesthat the law is necessary toprevent voter fraud. The VotingRights Act of 1965 gives thefederal government the power toapprove or reject all voting lawsand procedures in states with ahistory of voter discrimination.The voter ID law implemented in1988 requires a state-issued voterregistration card and signature atthe voting booth. The new lawwould require photo identificationat the polls. Acceptable forms of ID would be cards issued by theDepartment of Motor Vehicles,military IDs, passports or statevoter registration cards.The Justice Department ruledagainst implementing the law lastyear, concluding it wasdiscriminatory – but it is nowbeing reconsidered.According to the NAACP, 25 percent of African-Americans and 16per cent of Latinos nationwidelack government-issued photoidentification. Federal officialsfound that minority voters are 20per cent more likely than whitevoters to not have the ID requiredto vote under the new law.In South Carolina, more than80,000 people lack the requiredphoto identification to vote andwill therefore be adverselyaffected by the new law,according to the JusticeDepartment.Photo IDs are sometimes hard tocome by for some voters,especially those who do not havea copy of their birth certificate orhave lost all documents requiredto apply for a federal ID card.Donna Dubose, 63, is one suchcase. Delivered at home by amidwife who recorded her nameincorrectly on her birth certificate,she was without the relevantinformation. Her husband lost allof his personal documents whenhis childhood home burned down.It took Dubose, an attorney andhelp from a civil rights activist, toobtain a photo ID- her husbandstill languishes without one.“It makes me really frustrated tonot be able to vote all of asudden,” James Dubose, 75, toldNBC News.Acquiring an ID also costsmoney, which may stop low-income families from getting thenecessary documents.A new voter identification law inPennsylvania has been found toprevent 9 per cent of minoritiesfrom voting this election, thePennsylvania Department of Stateannounced. According to researchby the Philadelphia City Paper,almost half of Philadelphia votersand 1.6 million of the state’svoters may be banned frompartaking in the election as aresult of lacking the properidentification.If South Carolina’s new voter IDlaw passes, it will be among 11states that require photoidentification at polling booths.Supporters of the law argue thatstricter laws would prevent voterfraud, but there is little concreteevidence of voter fraud havingoccurred in the past.“South Carolina’s photo IDmeasure is a solution in search of a problem. Credible studies showthat one is more likely to bestruck by lightning than toperceive an instance of in-personvoter fraud,” Ryan Haygood, alawyer at the NAACP’s LegalDefense Fund, told CNN. “The[upcoming] trial will make clearthat the state’s proposed photoidentification measure will have asignificant impact on its minorityvoters.”In February, the State ElectionCommission identified severalcases of voter fraud during the2010 elections. But upon closerexamination, five out of six casesof“fraud” were a result of clericalor poll worker errors, such asmarking the wrong voter’s namein the poll book, National PublicRadio reported. The sixth casewas marked “fraudulent” becausethe voter had sent in an absenteeballot and died shortly thereafter.Opponents of Pennsylvania’s lawfound that not a single case of alleged voter fraud had beenprosecuted or investigated beforethe law went into effect.Regardless of the insufficientevidence to prove the necessity of photo ID, the law was passed.Some public officials claim thatif South Carolina approves thenew law, the results of the 2012presidential election could besignificantly altered.Thelegislative change stands to block tens of thousands of potentialvoters from casting their ballots.This entry passed through theFull-Text RSSservice — if this isyour content and you're reading iton someone else's site, please readthe FAQ atfivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.FiveFiltersrecommends:IncineratingAssange - The Liberal Media GoTo Work .
Submitted at 8/25/2012 11:31:27 AM
 The higgs bosons of stronginteractionsZPEnergyThe comment bellow was postedby me in the Andrea Rossi'sJournal of Nuclear Physics,concerning your theory. http:// www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=695#comments.Wladimir Guglinski. August 24th,2012 at 8:14 AM. Luis wrote inAugust 23rd,...
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Submitted at 8/25/2012 3:07:16 PM
By Mary SlossonSat Aug 25, 2012 4:07pm EDT(Reuters) - Former U.S. astronaut,Neil Armstrong, the first man toset foot on the moon, has died atthe age of 82, his family said onSaturday.Armstrong underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday onAugust 5, to relieve blockedcoronary arteries.As commander of the Apollo 11mission, Armstrong became thefirst human to set foot on themoon on July 20, 1969. As hestepped on the dusty surface,Armstrong said: "That's one smallstep for (a) man, one giant leapfor mankind."Those words endure as one of thebest known quotes in the Englishlanguage.Neil Alden Armstrong was 38years old at the time and eventhough he had fulfilled one of mankind's quests that had loomedfor centuries and placed him at thepinnacle of human achievement,he did not revel in hisaccomplishment. He even seemedfrustrated by the acclaim itbrought."I guess we all like to berecognized not for one piece of fireworks but for the ledger of ourdaily work," Armstrong said in aninterview on CBS's "60 Minutes"program in 2005.He once was asked how he feltknowing his footprints wouldlikely stay on the moon's surfacefor thousands of years. "I kind of hope that somebody goes up thereone of these days and cleans themup," he said.A VERY PRIVATE MANJames Hansen, author of "FirstMan: The Life of Neil A.Armstrong," told CBS: "All of theattention that ... the public put onstepping down that ladder ontothe surface itself, Neil never couldreally understand why there wasso much focus on that."The Apollo 11 moon missionturned out to be Armstrong's lastspace flight. The next year he wasappointed to a desk job, beingnamed NASA's deputy associateadministrator for aeronautics inthe office of advanced researchand technology.Armstrong's post-NASA life wasa very private one. He took nomajor role in ceremonies markingthe 25th anniversary of the moonlanding. "He's a recluse's recluse,"said Dave Garrett, a formerNASA spokesman."Howard Hughes had nothing onhim," he said, speaking of thereclusive aviator.Hansen said stories of Armstrongdreaming of space exploration asa boy were apocryphal, althoughhe was long dedicated to flight."His life was about flying. His lifewas about piloting," Hansen said.He left NASA a year after Apollo11 to become a professor of engineering at the University of Cincinnati.The former astronaut lived in theCincinnati area with his wife,Carol."We are heartbroken to share thenews that Neil Armstrong haspassed away followingcomplications resulting fromcardiovascular procedures," thefamily said in a statement. "Neilwas our loving husband, father,grandfather, brother and friend.(Writing by Philip Barbara,editing by Sandra Maler and BillTrott)This entry passed through theFull-Text RSSservice — if this isyour content and you're reading iton someone else's site, please readthe FAQ atfivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.FiveFiltersrecommends:IncineratingAssange - The Liberal Media GoTo Work .
Submitted at 8/25/2012 2:47:17 PM
 China's arms exports flooding sub-Saharan AfricaWashington PostUNITED NATIONS — China'sarms exports have surged over thepast decade, flooding sub-SaharanAfrica with a new source of cheapassault rifles and ammunition andexposing Beijing to internationalscrutiny as its lethal wares windup in conflict zones...
Submitted at 8/25/2012 11:18:30 AM
 AFP Wen Says China Should Adopt Measures to Promote ExportGrowthBloombergChina's export growth collapsedto 1 percent in July whileindustrial output and new yuanloans trailed estimates,heightening concerns that aslowdown in the world's second-biggest economy is deepening. Aprivate survey on Aug. 23showed... Wen says China needs to stabilise exports: reportAFP China to take further action to stabilise export growth: WenJiabaoEconomic Times China Premier: Policies To Stabilize Exports Needed -StateRadioWall Street Journal (India) all 15 news articles »[unable to retrieve full-textcontent][unable to retrieve full-textcontent]
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