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18.Aug.2004 WASHINGTON Lighten up, America! That advice from a federal advisory board isn't aimed at your mood _ it's aimed at your waistline and heart. URL: Printer Friendly Version
The advisory board _ not for the first time _ is telling us to cut calories, eat more whole grain products and exercise moderately at least 30 minutes a day.
The recommendations are part of a revision of the Food Guide Pyramid, prompted by the fact that almost two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese.
The board says adults should also cut down on salt. It's linked to high blood pressure.
The panel says five to 13 servings a day of fruits and vegetables help you avoid several chronic diseases.
The committee also recommends two servings of fish per week, especially those rich in omega-three fatty acids, to reduce risk of heart disease.
17.Aug.2004 Lawyer Says He Had a Deal With McGreevey: Lawyer for Man Accusing N.J. Governor of Harassment Says McGreevey Backed Out on Deal to Pay Y
Gay governor's 'victim' denies extortion claims: "He hit on me over and over," Golan Cipel, 35, told Israel's Yediot Y
Sex, Lies + Terrorism : How did Golan Cipel become New Jersey's 'anti-terrorism' czar? Y
17.Aug.2004 The killing of Muslims in the name of "freedom and democracy": It is time for all good men to stand up, + this means in the Muslim world, the Arab world and in America to say, "No more, No more, No more
17.Aug.2004 The Ultimate Stupidity: The Attack on Najaf:
17.Aug.2004 Interventionism Leads To War, War Generates Interventionism: A just + enduring peace can come only if governments stop contributing to a state of affairs in which extremists thrive.
And given their appalling historical form, that will take an unconscionably long time
17.Aug.2004 1.3 billion reasons to worry about oil: China to rival USA as oil guzzler
17.Aug.2004 Paul Krugman: Saving the Vote: Everyone knows it, but not many politicians or mainstream journalists are willing to talk about it, for fear of sounding conspiracy-minded: there is a substantial chance that the result of the 2004 presidential election will be suspect.
17.Aug.2004 Welcome to America: Detention of UK Travelers Brings New Policy: One by one, the UK travelers recounted their dizzying experiences upon arriving at USA airports:
17.Aug.2004 Gap between haves, have-nots expands: Wages are stagnant and the middle class is shouldering a larger tax burden. Prices for health care, housing, tuition, gas and food have soared.
17.Aug.2004 .I.A. Officer Denounces Agency and Sept. 11 Report: In his letter, he pointed with frustration to' failed USA plans to assassinate Mr. bin Laden, saying that "there is much more to the failure to fire cruise missiles at bin Laden" in the late 1990's than the report suggested. And he said that "you know that on at least one occasion the sale of F-16's to an Arab government was considered more important than acting to protect USA lives."
17.Aug.2004 Brain Dead, Made of Money, No Future at All: What is the difference between President Bush [BGW968] + USA President Bundy, Ted ? The answer: Bush [BGW968] killed more people than Bundy.
17.Aug.2004 Suckers For Jesus: How have the Christians, "the religious right," been persuaded to cast their lot with the Republican party?
17.Aug.2004 Iran: If Israel attacks us, we'll blow up Dimona: "The entire Zionist territory, including its nuclear facilities and atomic arsenal, are currently within range of Iran's advanced missiles," a senior Iranian official said yesterday. He warned that his country would strike at Israel if either "the Zionist regime or America will carry out its threats" against Iran.
17.Aug.2004 Mordechai Vanunu : "[The] hydrogen bomb has no justification, nor any real excuse for Israel's defense. It's a real holocaust weapon, a hydrogen bomb + it only can be used against civilians in cities..." Audio and transcript. 00.Feb.1869 In einem Brief an W. Hasenclever schreibt A. Bebel, daß die Differenzen zwischen den beiden Verbänden nur in der Person J. B. v. Schweizers lägen.
Analysts like Jon Rugby, with Commerzbank in London, said a Chávez defeat would have generated uncertainty, which would have been reflected in the price of oil.
a USA State Department spokesman in Washington, Tom Casey, refused to comment until first hearing what the international election observers had to say.
The head of the Carter Center said more than 10 million of the 14 million registered voters came out. article6757.htm
Although the opposition complained of fraud, the international election observer missions monitoring the recall referendum in Venezuela agreed Monday that President Hugo Chávez had won+ said they found no signs of fraud.
00.Jan.2007 -until- while nearly 42 % called for his removal.
Nur vier Kilometer davon entfernt, im Kibbuz Tzuba, haben Archäologen eine rund 22 Meter lange + jeweils dreieinhalb Meter breite+hohe Höhle in einem Kalksteinhügel gefunden,von der sie annehmen, dass sie von Johannes benutzt wurde
Es scheint, so der Forscher gegenüber der Nachrichtenagentur AP, dass die Höhle anfangs als rituelle jüdische Badestelle diente.
Sie fanden Tausende von Tonscherben, die vermutlich von Krügen für rituelle Waschungen stammen + Wandbilder mit Darstellungen des biblischen Predigers. URL: https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/erde/0,1518,druck-313655,00.html
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17.Aug.2004 Queensland: Buschwandern mit Waran
17.Aug.2004 Wurm Mydoom.S: LOL!;))) ----- :-(
17.Aug.2004 Bushs Abzugpläne: Unruhe an den Standorten
17.Aug.2004 Markensterben: Daewoo wird zu Chevrolet
17.Aug.2004 Schwarzgeld-Prozess: Kanther wehrt sich
Sonnen gab es noch nicht, im jungen Universum herrschte tiefe Finsternis.
Erst nach 200 Millionen Jahren, so der derzeitige Forschungsstand, zündeten die ersten Sonnen ihr nukleares Feuer + ermöglichten die Entstehung aller anderen Himmelskörper.
17.Aug.2004 Tankschiff-Unfall: Explosive Ladung geborgen
17.Aug.2004 USATODAY :
Here is the text of President Bush [BGW968]'s remarks Thursday on the resignation of USA CIA Director George Tenet, as transcribed by eMediaMillWorks Inc.:
"I met with George last night in the White House. I had a good visit with him. He told me he was resigning for personal reasons. I told him I'm sorry he's leaving. He's done a superb job on behalf of the USA people. I accepted his letter.
"He will serve at USA CIA as the director until mid- 00.Jul.2004 , at which time the deputy director of USA CIA Central Intelligence Agency, McLaughlin, John will serve as the acting director.
"George Tenet is the kind of public servant you like to work with.
He's strong, he's resolute.
He's served his nation as the director for seven years.
He has been a strong and able leader at the agency. He's been a strong leader in the war on terror.
And I will miss him.
"I send my blessings to George + his family.
I look forward to working with him until the time he leaves the agency.
And I wish him all the very best."
00.May 1998 India + Pakistan conduct nuclear weapons tests that were nOt predicted by USA CIA.
00.Aug.1998 North Korea launches a three-stage rocket + appears closer to developing a missile capable of reaching the USA. USA intelligence experts failed to anticipate the development.
00.Oct.1998 President Clinton praises Tenet for helping to hammer out a Middle East peace accord between Israel + Palestinian leaders.
00.Dec.1998 USA CIA Director Tenet, concerned about Osama bin Laden, tells USA deputies, "We are at war."
00.May 1999 -during the NATO air campaign to stop repression in Kosovo- USA warplanes, acting on faulty USA CIA intelligence, bomb the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia,.
00.Dec.1999 USA CIA Director Tenet warns of possible millennium attacks.
A customs agent in Washington state catches Ahmed Ressam trying to enter from Canada with a large cache of explosives.
Ressam confesses to plotting to blow up Los Angeles International Airport.
00.Aug.2001 : USA CIA Director Tenet warns President Bush [BGW968] that terrorists might be preparing to hijack a plane in the USA + might be targeting a building in lower Manhattan.
11.Sep.2001 Nineteen al-Qaeda hijackers fly jets into the World Trade Center + Pentagon.
USA CIA is later faulted for not identifying a hijacker it had previously tracked on a terrorist watch list + for failing to share information with USA FBI.
00.Dec.2002 Tenet assures Bush [BGW968] that evidence of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction is a "slam dunk."
00.Jan.2003 Bush [BGW968] says in his State of the Union address that Iraq tried to buy uranium ore in Africa.
USA CIA had previously raised doubts about the claim.
00.Feb.2003 With Tenet seated behind him, Secretary of State Colin Powell tells the United Nations Security Council about what he calls new evidence of Iraq's efforts to develop + conceal chemical, biological + nuclear weapons.
00.Dec.2003 USA troops, helped by USA CIA intelligence information, catch Saddam Hussein in a hole in the ground near his hometown in Iraq.
00.Feb.2004 In a speech at Georgetown University, Tenet acknowledges that USA intelligence "may have overestimated" Iraq's progress in building a nuclear weapon + that no chemical or biological arms had been found.
Contributing: Sources: USA TODAY research + Plan of Attack by Bob Woodward Tenure spans seven tumultuous years 04.Jun.2004 Politics home
03.Jun.2004 Tenet leaves legacy of intelligence lapses-USA TODAY WASHINGTON — To his critics, the question wasn't why USA CIA Director George Tenet resigned on Thursday.
It was how he had managed to survive for so long.
Tenet served as the nation's top intelligence official through a litany of intelligence failures:
the unforeseen testing of nuclear weapons by India + Pakistan, the 11.Sep.2001 attacks on New York City + the Pentagon,the assurances to the UN + White House before the war that Iraq was hiding weapons of mass destruction.
Tenet defenders, President Bush [BGW968] among them, argue that Tenet helped rebuild the Central Intelligence Agency, improving morale + providing stability through difficult times.
By its nature, they say, USA CIA's successes remain secret while its failures are trumpeted on front pages + investigated by congressional committees.
Whatever history's judgment, Tenet's departure leaves a vacancy in a critical job at a dangerous time + at an agency often caught in the push-and-pull among policymakers at the State Department, Pentagon + White House.
It may open the door to an overhaul of the intelligence services that Tenet opposed.
It also could make the blunt-spoken Greek-American from Queens a handy scapegoat when reports are issued in coming weeks by the commission investigating the 11.Sep.2001 attacks +
by the Senate Intelligence Committee on the pre-war assessment of Iraq.
Both are expected to castigate the agency Tenet has led for seven years.
Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., a member of the Senate committee, calls its report "scathing."
The two documents will blast USA CIA from opposite directions.
The 11.Sep.2001 commission faults USA CIA for failing to recognize the threat from al-Qaeda before 11.Sep.2001 .
The Senate committee accuses USA CIA of exaggerating the threat from Iraq before the war.
Tenet's departure "gives Bush [BGW968] a chance to show the public he's making a clean start, in some sense," says Richard Betts of Columbia University, a former staffer for the Senate Intelligence Committee + consultant to USA CIA.
"This gives a chance for the president to do something to suggest that we're moving ahead from the bad old days of 11.Sep.2001 + Iraq to something better."
Nonetheless, Tenet's departure was surprising — in part because he has been defying predictions of his imminent demise for years.
Tenet was a Clinton administration holdover, not generally a helpful credential with Bush [BGW968].
00.000.1999 -But in-Tenet had the Bush [BGW968] family's gratitude for naming USA CIA's headquarters after the first President Bush [BGHW948], a former USA CIA chief.
00.Nov.2000 -after the election- Tenet developed a relationship with Bush [BGW968] when he gave daily intelligence briefings to the president-elect.
00.Nov.2000 -after the election-Since then, the two men — both plain-spoken + no-nonsense — have forged a friendship.
In an emotional farewell at USA CIA, Tenet offered "a word of special thanks" to Bush [BGW968]; he didn't mention Clinton.
When Bush [BGW968] announced Tenet's resignation, the president praised Tenet's work as "superb" + added, "I will miss him."
-in the past three years- A half-dozen times, Bush [BGW968] has brushed aside demands that Tenet be fired.
Tenet's skepticism of Ahmad Chalabi, an Iraqi exile leader now accused of passing USA secrets to Iran, put him at odds with some conservatives influential at the Pentagon.
For the families of those killed in the 11.Sep.2001 attacks, he has been a lightning rod.
The central role USA CIA has played in the war on terror + in Iraq has given him a higher profile than predecessors.
"Resigning is nice; kicked out or booted out would have been better," says Monica Gabrielle, whose husband, Richard, died in the attack on the World Trade Center. "I'm still waiting for someone to be held accountable for failures."
White House officials insist that Tenet's decision to resign now was voluntary + personal.
Friends describe him as exhausted by one of Washington's most grueling jobs.
At dinner last week, former USA CIA director Deutsch, John says Tenet, 51, "talked in general terms about how tired he was."
Even so, Deutsch says he was surprised when his resignation followed so soon + at a time USA CIA is under fire. Tenet had suggested to associates that he wanted to leave, but at a time of triumph — when, say, Osama bin Laden had been captured.
"This is the most difficult decision I have ever had to make," Tenet said in his remarks at USA CIA, gesturing toward his family +
then addressing his teenage son, John Michael. "You've just been a great son + I'm now going to be a great dad."
Even some Republicans called his departure overdue.
"USA CIA director says it's personal, but I would say the storm clouds are gathering," says Rep. Rob Simmons, R-Conn., a former USA CIA spy. He calls it "a good time to clear the decks."