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Comment: Re:The US gets back what it seeded (Score 4, Interesting) 241

Islamic history that they don't teach at Harvard: When American colonists rebelled against British rule in 1776, American merchant ships lost British Royal Navy protection. With no American Navy for protection, American ships were attacked and their Christian crews enslaved by Muslim pirates operating under the control of the "Dey of Algiers"--an Islamist warlord ruling Algeria. In 1786, Jefferson, then the American ambassador to France, and Adams, then the American ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the "Dey of Algiers" ambassador to Britain. During the meeting Jefferson and Adams asked the Dey's ambassador why Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts. The two future presidents reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had answered that Islam: "was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Muslim who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise." In 1805, American Marines marched across the desert from Egypt into Tripolitania, forcing the surrender of Tripoli and the freeing of all American slaves.

Comment: Re:Oh fark off (Score 1) 554

by Nostalgia4Infinity (#48392049) Attached to: The Downside to Low Gas Prices
Transit—including light rail, trolleys, and buses—marks the largest diversion from the HTF (highway trust fund). In 2010 alone, it received 17 percent, or $6 billion, of federal highway user fees, even though it accounted for only about 1 percent of the nation’s surface travel. Despite receiving a portion of federal user fees for decades, transit has failed to reduce traffic congestion or even maintain its share of urban travel. For example, between 1983 and 2010, traffic volumes in the nation’s 51 major metropolitan areas increased by 87 percent, peak travel times in those areas increased by 125 percent, and transit’s share of passenger miles fell by one-fourth.

Comment: Re:If only that were enough... (Score 1) 236

by Nostalgia4Infinity (#48314007) Attached to: The Plane Crash That Gave Us GPS
As a civilian Iranian Airbus took off on July 3, it was immediately spotted by the radar operators aboard the Vincennes as an unidentified aircraft leaving an airfield used jointly by military and civilian airplanes, the American officials said. Within minutes, the ship's system for breaking the identifying code had received two signals. One signal was appropriate to both civilian and military planes. The second signal could only have been sent by a military transmitter and appeared to have come from an F-14, the officials said. But while Captain Rogers knew what had apparently been transmitted by the plane on coded military frequencies, he was not aware that the aircraft had been exchanging routine flight instructions with the civilian control tower that were broadcast on open radio channels, officials said.

Comment: Re: New York (Score 1) 372

Fauci said he wasn’t sure how nurse Nina Pham became infected, but it was “likely” because “she was not completely covered.” Fauci also announced revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients, which will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," Fauci said those caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas were left vulnerable because some of their skin was exposed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working on revisions to safety protocols.

Comment: Re:Completely Contained? (Score 1) 475

by Nostalgia4Infinity (#48033487) Attached to: Ebola Has Made It To the United States
This patient was sick for 4 days before checking into the hospital. "The patient began developing symptoms, which can include high fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, as well as internal and external bleeding, on 24 September. He sought treatment for the first time on 26 September but was not admitted to hospital until two days later."

Comment: Re:news for nerds? (Score 1) 215

by Nostalgia4Infinity (#47846427) Attached to: New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam
Islamic history that they don't teach at Harvard: When American colonists rebelled against British rule in 1776, American merchant ships lost British Royal Navy protection. With no American Navy for protection, American ships were attacked and their Christian crews enslaved by Muslim pirates operating under the control of the "Dey of Algiers"--an Islamist warlord ruling Algeria. In 1786, Jefferson, then the American ambassador to France, and Adams, then the American ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the "Dey of Algiers" ambassador to Britain. During the meeting Jefferson and Adams asked the Dey's ambassador why Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts. The two future presidents reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had answered that Islam: "was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Muslim who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise." In 1805, American Marines marched across the desert from Egypt into Tripolitania, forcing the surrender of Tripoli and the freeing of all American slaves.

Comment: Re:GIst of the problem is ... (Score 0) 250

by Nostalgia4Infinity (#47840601) Attached to: IT Job Hiring Slumps
The tax burden is over 50% for just about anybody that actually works. Which is less than it has been at any time in the last 50 years, as a percentage of the total population. So therefor less money to spend. What is needed is business friendly regulations, right now businesses are too scared to hire. Ask some small business owners.

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