Civil and Human Rights Advocate and Political Prisoner
- by Stephen Lendman
Sami Al-Arian is one of many dozens, likely hundreds, of political prisoners in the US today but is noteworthy because of his high-profile status and as an especially egregious example of persecution and injustice in post-9/11 America with its climate of state-induced fear and resulting repression with special targeting of Latino immigrants and all Muslims characterized as "Islamofascists" because of their faith and ethnicity. One of them is Dr. Sami Al-Arian - Palestinian refugee, scholar, academic, community leader, civic activist and advocate for freedom and justice for his people imprisoned since February, 2003 on trumped up charges explained below even after a jury exonerated him on eight of the false 17 charges against him, all the ones relating to violence and terrorism, and remained deadlocked 10 - 2 in favor of acquittal on the other nine. More on this below.
Just weeks after announcing a further $2 million commitment to the University of Queensland's Scramjet program Deputy Premier Anna Bligh told State Parliament today that Boeing is going to match the State's support.
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A 36-year-old female had an accident several weeks ago and totalled her car. A resident of Wollongong, NSW, she was travelling between Wollongong & Sydney. It was raining, though not excessively, when her car suddenly began to hydroplane and literally flew through the air.
She was not seriously injured but very stunned at the sudden occurrence!
When she explained to the highway patrolman what had happened, he told her something that every driver should know - NEVER DRIVE IN THE RAIN WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON. She had thought she was being cautious by setting the cruise control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in the rain. But the Highway Patrolman told her that if the cruise control is on and your car begins to hydroplane -- when your tyres lose contact with the pavement, your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed and you take off like an airplane. She told the patrolman that was exactly what had occurred.
Stand alone, pollution free, quiet, cool running, scalable, based largely on John Bedini's technology.
Now looking to next step of commencing process of taking it to market.
Far North Queensland will benefit from a record $8 billion over the next five years for Queensland roads, announced today by the Queensland Roads Minister Paul Lucas.
November 13, 2004 - Resistance counter attacks across Iraq stretched American agressor forces well past their limits yesterday when rebels appeared to be in control of at least two cities, and the operation in Fallujah entered its most dangerous phase for the Americans.
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In a move that surprised news media, American requests cease fire in Fallujah.
THE Sydney soldier who shepherded a helicopter to safety through one of Iraq's most lethal hotspots was yesterday credited with saving the life of a British pilot who is also his best mate.
Captain Scott Watkins has saved his best friend's life.
The State Government has announced a $250,000 grant to drive far North-Queensland's ethanol industry forward.