Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum

This museum is in the cafe where the doomed road trippers bought their last snack. The star exhibit is the bullet-riddled V-8 Ford (only, it's the one they drove in the 1967 Bonnie and Clyde movie)

Visual Dictionary

Do Welfare Applicants Forfeit the Fourth Amendment?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Operation Popeye

Operation Popeye (Operation Intermediary / Operation Compatriot) was a US military cloud seeding project (running from March 20, 1967 until July 5, 1972) during the Vietnam war to extend the monsoon season over North Vietnam, specifically the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The operation seeded Vietnamese clouds with silver iodide, resulting in the targeted areas seeing an extension of the monsoon period an average of 30 to 45 days. As the continuous rainfall slowed down the truck traffic, it was considered relatively successful.[1] The 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron carried out the operation to "make mud, not war."

Bayer Aspirin

Bayer became part of IG Farben, a conglomerate of German chemical industries which formed the financial core of the Nazi regime. IG Farben owned 42.5% of the company that manufactured Zyklon B [citation needed], a chemical used in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. When the Allies split IG Farben after World War II for involvement in several Nazi war crimes, Bayer reappeared as an individual business. Bayer executive Fritz ter Meer, sentenced to seven years in prison by the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal, was made head of the supervisory board of Bayer in 1956, after his release.

The Making of Hillary Clinton

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Climate changing faster than predicted(article deleted)

Porter Wagoner, The Last Great Hillbilly?

Could one of the world's most notorious terrorist groups have infiltrated the U.S. government?

A former FBI agent who pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraudulently obtaining U.S. citizenship and then improperly accessing sensitive computer information about Hizbollah was working until about a year ago as a CIA spy assigned to Middle East operations, Newsweek has learned.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Times: The Best Inventions Of The Year

Neptune’s Navy

“Bait thirty years ago was calamari,” Pauly told me. “Now it is served in a restaurant. It is very nice. But it was bait before.

The HIV/AIDS virus is the result of many steps in the laboratory