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Just another week for the TSA

First, to get the basics out of the way, let’s see what we got in return for the weekly $150,961,538 they cost us. According to the TSA, here’s what they found during the period between April 6th and April 12, 2012 :…

California’s Fort Ord is now a National Monument

On Friday, President Obama declared Ft. Ord, the former Army base located just north of Monterey, California, a national monument. The designation will afford additional protection to the 7,200 acres, which is managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management.…

Iceland: It’s different there

Every four years, residents of New Hampshire (population 1.3 million) are the focus of media attention as every want-to-be presidential hopeful comes to their state for the first primary of the year. Voters have a chance to meet the candidates…

The last flight of Discovery

The 747 carrying the space shuttle Discovery on its last flight to Washington DC passed low over the capitol today [April 17, 2012]. Now retired from active duty, Discovery will have a new home at the Smithsonian. The fleet-leading orbiter…

War Games

Or as one of the people commenting at GoComics.com said, Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the elephants of war”¦

Santa Cruz coastline will be protected

The Coastal Commission has approved a landmark deal that will preserve 10 square miles of land in northern California. The 6,800 acres of undeveloped shoreline, wooded areas and farmland in northern Santa Cruz County–known as Coast Dairies ranch–will be transferred…

If it’s today, it must be TSA

Checking in with the TSA, here’s their list of what was found for the period between March 30th and April 5th, 2012: Firearms: 27, 24 loaded; 3 unloaded 4 artfully concealed prohibited items found at checkpoints Over at the TSA Blog, the lists (and puns and…