PORTLAND, Maine -- Navy investigators have determined that a civilian laborer set a fire that caused $400 million in damage to a nuclear-powered submarine because he had anxiety and wanted to get out of work early.
Coltan Stein-Tronnier's insight:
so in my own opinion i think the man should spend a life time in prision... first off he shouldent be in the navy anyways if hes that messed up, second off because of the sequester they cant repair it... so now the navy is down one nucular sub... because a man dident wana go on deployment..... it just makes me mad...
A study showing that a toxin in bee venom can kill HIV has set the Internet abuzz, but some veterans in the battle against HIV/AIDS caution that such early findings should always be greeted with caution.
Senate Democrats pushed Wednesday for speedy confirmation of John Brennan's nomination to be CIA director but ran into a snag after a Republican senator began a lengthy speech over the legality of potential drone strikes on U.S.
Coltan Stein-Tronnier's insight:
this man is insaine... its pathetic how long he did this...
"It may be worth recalling that in refusing to fund the Commercial Crew program anywhere near the level requested by the Administration in each of the budget requests since it began, Congress intentionally set the stage for undercutting NASA’s Commercial Crew program (in favor of SLS) well before sequestration became an issue. While some have attempted to assert that there is no “fight” between the two very different components of NASA’s human spaceflight program, Commercial Crew and SLS, there most certainly is, which becomes obvious when considering the timeframes involved. Setting aside for a moment the relative merits of the SLS/Orion architecture, one thing is clear, it is an open-ended program, potentially stretching on for decades. Commercial Crew on the other hand is not, and its lifespan is tied to the International Space Station, the future of which is very uncertain after 2020. Each time Congress elects to underfund Commercial Crew, the schedule slides to the right and closer to 2020. With a first flight to ISS for NASA astronauts now looking like 2017, any further slip is likely to render the program pointless. One variable, a possible early decision to extend the life of ISS past 2020 could change the landscape, but it is a very safe bet than contractors with a vested interest SLS are likely to lobby heavily to end the ISS in order to assure continued funding for the big booster."
() During a recent off-the-record meeting, a senior government official warned that cyber attacks on United States in 2013 will be worse than they were in 2012, a year during which they reached a peak.
In the wake of the firing of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice, two members of Congress from New Jersey are renewing their call for passage of an anti-bullying law named after a student from the same school.
Analysis- Sunset Strip bookie Charlie Katz suspected the feds had bugged his apartment. The Fourth Amendment states Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause. His court case then ended his conviction because of the Fourth Amendment. This is constituional because FBI agents planted a recording device without a warrant.
The horrific Newtown school massacre has again raised the question of why effective gun control is beyond the capacity of American politicians. The question is necessary, natural and appropriate. But it also misreads the constitutional character of American politics which, for both good and ill, remain far more ideological than those of all other liberal democracies.