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WASHINGTON — About 100 U.S. troops have deployed to the West African country of Niger to help establish a drone base for surveillance missions, in the latest step by the United States to aid French forces battling Islamic militants in neighboring Mali.
In a letter to Congress on Friday, President Obama said the deployment would "provide support for intelligence collection and will also facilitate intelligence sharing with French forces conducting operations in Mali, and with other partners in the region."
The last 40 American troops in the deployment arrived in Niger on Feb. 20 with the consent of the government, Obama said.
A senior U.S. officer described the troops as a security unit that will protect crews flying and maintaining U.S. Air Force drones now operating from an airfield near the capital, Niamey. The force includes drone pilots, intelligence liaison officers and aircraft maintenance personnel, the officer said.
"We're basing drones there to help the French, and this deployment is the security element," the officer said.
He spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss details of the operation publicly.
Just another example of black on black crime. Obama, you're a murderer!WASHINGTON — About 100 U.S. troops have deployed to the West African country of... more
The War on Mali. (It’s not in the Hawaiian Islands) – An Eldorado of Uranium, Gold, Petroleum, Strategic Minerals …Two things happen whenever a Clinton speaks; Innocent people die and rich people get richer.Two things happen whenever a Clinton speaks; Innocent people die and rich people get... more
The French film "Rust and Bone" starring Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts and directed by Jacques Audiard is now playing at the Landmark River Oaks movie theater here in Houston.The French film "Rust and Bone" starring Marion Cotillard and Matthias... more
A French man is attacked by a bull shark while surfing on Reunion Island.
http://www.whatishowto.net/2012/08/06/bull-shark-bites-off-hand-foot-of-french-surfer-on-reunion-island-beach/A French man is attacked by a bull shark while surfing on Reunion Island.... more
Another one of those drop-dead rarities you only get to hear on Past Daily.
The name Ilhame Paris alone says it all. In Arabic, the name “Ilhame” means “inspiration”.
When you are in the presence of Ilhame Paris, you’re not just drawn to her voice, or drawn to her by her incredible beauty, you are drawn by her intense spirit as a wonderful human being. Her love for life and passion for music is not only inspiring, but contagious.
Native of Paris, France and born of Moroccan blood, Ilhame’s musical diversity not only comes from her cultural background, her musical influence comes from a wide range of sources including R&B, Reggae, French Pop, and Jazz. Some of her songs are directly influenced by artists like Luther Vandross, Bill Withers, Rose Royce, and Bob Marley.
Listen to the entire interview at:
http://www.allindiemagazine.net/2012/06/all-my-love-live-interview-with-ilhame.htmlThe name Ilhame Paris alone says it all. In Arabic, the name “Ilhame”... more
Simple and delicious french potato side dish
http://www.examiner.com/node/47481066/friends_familySimple and delicious french potato side dish... more
By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, April 30, 2012 11:18 EDT
What if your source of electricity also gave you clean drinking water?
That’s the promise of new technology developed by the French engineering firm Eole Water, first conceived in the late 90s by a man who collected water from his air conditioner. He reasoned that if an air conditioner could help him accumulate water, so could other types of machines, so he set about merging the production of electricity and water.
Today, that dream is alive and well. Eole’s turbines are currently undergoing rigorous tests in Abu Dhabi following months of development and fine tuning in France. The company says that each turbine is capable of producing up to 1,000 liters of clean drinking water per day, or about 62 per hour, simply by filtering moisture out of the air and funneling it to a storage tank below.
Thibault Janin, Eole’s director of marketing, told CNN reporter Eoghan Macguire that the turbines can cost up to $790,000, and that the company is targeting poor, water-starved regions like Africa, South America and Indonesia first.
“We have just started the commercial aspect of this product but the price is not that expensive when you compare it with the long term solution that it gives,” he reportedly said.
Over 884 million people struggle for or go without access to clean water on a daily basis, according to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence. The director warned recently that the world faces a growing potential for water being used as a “weapon” unless rapid improvements in technology can mitigate the growth of drought weary communities.
This video is from Eole Water, published to YouTube on April 24, 2012.
"Now 'This' is Coool as Hell!!!" =)By Stephen C. Webster Monday, April 30, 2012 11:18 EDT What if your source of... more
Dan Gordon of Gordon-Biersch invented garlic fries when he was studying in Germany. Sadly though when he came back to the US and opened up the first Gordon-Biersch restaurant with Dean Biersch it wasn't in San Francisco, but in Palo Alto. Garlic fries though didn't get much attention until they opened up their San Francisco restaurant and started selling them at AT&T Park and that was the day that baseball and garlic fries got married together.Dan Gordon of Gordon-Biersch invented garlic fries when he was studying in Germany.... more
This paper is a history of the Israeli nuclear weapons program drawn from a review of unclassified sources. Israel began its search for nuclear weapons at the inception of the state in 1948. As payment for Israeli participation in the Suez Crisis of 1956, France provided nuclear expertise and constructed a reactor complex for Israel at Dimona capable of large-scale plutonium production and reprocessing. The United States discovered the facility by 1958 and it was a subject of continual discussions between American presidents and Israeli prime ministers. Israel used delay and deception to at first keep the United States at bay, and later used the nuclear option as a bargaining chip for a consistent American conventional arms supply. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/your-details/43067-a-history-of-the-israeli-nuclear-weapons-program-the-third-temples-holy-of-holiesThis paper is a history of the Israeli nuclear weapons program drawn from a review of... more
Americans just can not find peace. They wonder why the French fact, most consumers of butter, cream and cheese (all produced significantly away from light) are found not to fight the scourge of obesity rather hated scourges, for decades, their society.
The French diet Kate Middleton
Childhood Obesity According to a study should first educate the parents and then children to reduce the junk food. The quick answer to the problem, however, may come directly from the European culture. In fact, the old continent, people seem to eat not because they have to, but because eating is one of the founding values of their culture.
"Your children are obese? We take them there "
What the Americans really do not understand is that the "real" food - because the "fake" is what is sold in fast food - in addition to being healthier, it gives more satisfaction. In fact in France, as here we have, of course, cooking is one of the most deeply rooted traditions and this leads us to look with a critical eye on the shelves of supermarkets preferring a sack of potatoes to peel rather than a bag of chips.
At school with the anti-flesh menu
With difficulty, then, we find a French (or Italian) who does not know the names of at least three different cheeses and their regions of origin, this is because the food is traditional for us Europeans, and the tradition is observed also on the amount of food that we buy.
Americans tend, instead, to consume more than they should, which is why fast food portions have existed for a long maxi. Larger portions simply means more food on the plate and less control of our stomach can not eat until you are full, but as long as there are things in the pot.
To be truly European in terms of food is not enough, then eat a croissant or drink a strong coffee in the morning. In fact, we must think not only what you eat, but also the entire process: from where comes the dish and how you want to taste, however, suggest in the company because the food is made to be consumed
http://www.thivest.com/?page=27Americans just can not find peace. They wonder why the French fact, most consumers of... more
Paura passata per l’incidente alla centrale di Marcoule ma i cosiddetti “stress test” sui reattori francesi sono risultati negativi per quasi la metà degli impianti. Otto delle 19 centrali nucleari francesi, ammonite dall'ASN, l'Authority per la sicurezza nucleare, in quanto non soddisferebbero le nuove esigenze dettate dal dopo-Fukushima, in particolare la resistenza ai terremoti e alle inondazioni.Paura passata per l’incidente alla centrale di Marcoule ma i cosiddetti... more
The 51-year-old man was fined under article 215 of France’s civil code, which states married couples must agree to a “shared communal life”.
A judge has now ruled that this law implies that “sexual relations must form part of a marriage”.
The rare legal decision came after the wife filed for divorce two years ago, blaming the break-up on her husband’s lack of activity in the bedroom.
A judge in Nice, southern France, then granted the divorce and ruled the husband named only as Jean-Louis B. was solely responsible for the split.
But the 47-year-old ex-wife then took him back to court demanding 10,000 euros in compensation for “lack of sex over 21 years of marriage”.
Read more: http://www.factoverfiction.com/article/3518The 51-year-old man was fined under article 215 of France’s civil code, which... more
Toward the end of 2010, a small book by a 93-year-old man unexpectedly reached the summit of the bestseller list in France. Indignez-vous! by Stéphane Hessel sold more than 600,000 copies between October and the end of December, propelling it above Prix Goncourt-winner Michel Houellebecq's novel La carte et le territoire by several hundred thousand copies. Hessel had written other books. His publishers, the independent Indigène Editions in Montpellier, far from Paris, had produced other volumes. But none had reached the public in such numbers. The book both reflected and anticipated the spirit of student demonstrations in France and Britain, as it did the wave of revolt now challenging dictatorships in the Middle East. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/section-table/42999-time-for-outrage-Toward the end of 2010, a small book by a 93-year-old man unexpectedly reached the... more