Daily Archives: March 30, 2011
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, government officials told Reuters on Wednesday.
Obama signed the order, known as a presidential “finding”, within the last two or three weeks, according to four U.S. government sources familiar with the matter.
News that Obama had given the authorization surfaced as the President and other U.S. and allied officials spoke openly about the possibility of sending arms supplies to Gaddafi’s opponents, who are fighting better-equipped government forces.
We’ll have more on this tomorrow as it becomes clearer what Obama has done and who the arms are going to (Al Qaeda, anyone?)
Diplomacy is the art of saying “nice doggie” until you can find a rock.
– Will Rogers
- Obama says Libya’s Gaddafi “greatly weakened” (reuters.com)
Perhaps Cantor should consult any grade school student who has studied U.S. History and find out what he is suggesting is unconstitutional.
This from HuffPo (if you click their URL below there’s more):
- Echo Chamber? House Plans New Vote on Old Spending Bill (blogs.wsj.com)
- Eric Cantor Admits Republicans Want to Kill Social Security (firedoglake.com)
- Cantor Debuts Bill That Would Make GOP Budget Law Of Land Should Shutdown Become Imminent (huffingtonpost.com)
- Eric Cantor: No Stopgap Spending Bill Beyond April 8 (huffingtonpost.com)
Perhaps you have never heard of Harry Coover, but I can almost guarantee he has had an effect on your life.
In 1951, Coover, a chemist then working for Eastman Kodak, discovered the adhesive properties of certain cyanoacrylates, leading to development of a quick-drying and strong-bonding paste now known as Super Glue. At the time he was attempting to make an improved eye shield for precision gunsights, when, to determine the refractive index of ethyl cyanoacrylate, he placed the material between the two prisms of a refractometer — permanently sealing the prisms together and ruining the expensive lab instrument.
Kodak originally marketed Coover’s discovery in 1958 as “Eastman 910” (according to Coover because you could put the glue between 2 items, count 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 and it was sealed. It has also been marketed as Loctite Quickset and, of course, Krazy Glue.
During the Vietnam War, Coover developed a cyanoacrylate spray based on the same compound, which was sprayed onto soldiers’ serious wounds to quickly halt bleeding, so the injured could be transported to medical facilities instead of morgues.
- ‘Accidental’ Super Glue inventor Harry Coover dies aged 94 (dailymail.co.uk)
- You: Harry Coover, Super Glue’s Inventor, Dies at 94 (nytimes.com)
- Harry Coover, Super Glue’s Inventor, Dies at 94 – New York Times (news.google.com)
- Harry Coover (independent.co.uk)
- An appreciation for the life of Dr. Harry Coover, inventor of Super Glue, dead at 94. (hessman46.wordpress.com)
- Super Glue Inventor Harry Coover Dies 😦 (myzencity.com)
- Super Glue creator dead at 94 (news.bioscholar.com)
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- Right now in Wisconsin (ynative77.wordpress.com)
- Campaign to recall Wisconsin Republicans gaining steam (shortformblog.tumblr.com)
- Recall elections in Wisconsin … (ynative77.wordpress.com)
- The Wheels of Justice (Scalia): Will Nino Fight His Traffic Ticket? (abovethelaw.com)
- Justice Scalia Gets Caught in a Fender-Bender (abovethelaw.com)
- Scalia in fender-bender on way to court (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
There is a site called DaringSearch.com that steals my posts without giving me credit. I never mind if other blogs reproduce my articles, but when they are headed with “written by ASHAN” I get pissed off. Please do not link to or pull my articles uncredited from this source.