X-51A Waverider flight test breaks scramjet-powered flight record

*+-The X51A Waverider, a U.S. Air Force experimental “scramjet” aircraft, achieved a top speed of nearly five times the speed of sound in its record-breaking first test flight Thursday. The Boeing X-51A made aviation history with the longest-ever scramjet-powered hypersonic flight. Air Force officials said the X-51A scramjet propulsion record can be compared to the

Navy Advancement and NKO | Find Navy Advancement results

*+-The Navy Advancement exam and Navy Advancement results are a time of excitement and stress for many Navy Recruits. Navy Advancement results are made available on NKO – Navy Knowlege Online. In determining who should advance in the Navy, the Navy Advancement results are used to “differentiate among fully qualified candidates.” Navy Advancement exam The

Ken Starr arrested for perpetrating $30 million Ponzi scheme

*+-Manhattan, New York investment adviser Ken Starr – not to be confused with the attorney made famous by the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal – is the latest shifty-eyed money man to get caught with his hand in the cookie jar. He has been arrested by federal authorities for allegedly brewing a $30 million Ponzi scheme,

What is a bad credit installment loan?

*+-A bad credit installment loan is a type of loan that’s specifically designed for people with bad credit or no credit, and is paid back to the loan agency in installment payments. Information required for a bad credit installment loan To apply for a bad credit installment loan, you will need to provide the following

BP Facebook boycott and BP Twitter: PR setback won’t hurt profits

*+-A “boycott BP” movement driven by social media is gathering steam as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010 continues unabated. Humorists are also using social media to affect BP’s reputation with bogus a BP Twitter account. And BP oil leak parody products like satirical T-shirts are selling like hotcakes. But even though

No credit check loan

*+-Have you been looking for a lender that’s willing to provide you with a no credit check loan? Do you find it difficult to get loans from banks that are constantly checking for credit history? Fortunately, you can dodge this problem if you dedicate yourself to only working with lenders that are willing to work

Dino Rossi aims to unseat Patty Murray

*+-Republican Dino Rossi, famous loser of not one, but two close gubernatorial elections in Washington State (one being among the closest in U.S. electoral history), has withdrawn his hat from the ring for governor. Instead of gunning for the top spot in Olympia, he instead is aiming to unseat incumbent Democrat Patty Murray.  Patty Murray

Cash Store cannot bar class action suits, says Wisconsin court

*+-A Wisconsin appeals court has ruled that the Cash Store cannot use language in its loan contracts that bars customers from the right to be able to file or join class action lawsuits, reports the Associated Press. Such verbiage has often been found in the fine print of contracts that Cottonwood Financial LTD (parent company

Obama Memorial Day agenda attacked by right wing news pundits

*+-President Obama’s Memorial Day itinerary elicited a predictable reaction from his Republican enemies. The Obamas plan to spend the long Memorial Day weekend in Chicago. The president will interrupt the trip with a visit to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Obama is giving Vice President Joe Biden the honor of laying a

OECD | Explaining the Economic and Development Organization

*+-The OECD, or Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, isn’t a group Americans usually hear much about. The OECD, though, is an important player in international economic and political policy. The OECD does several things including forecast growth, suggest interest rates and provide development assistance to member and non-member countries. OECD tackles a wide range

Mosque at Ground Zero approved by NYC community board

*+-Since the Cordoba Initiative and the American Society for Muslim Advancement first announced they wanted to finance a mosque at 9/11 Ground Zero, the outpouring of emotion from the people of New York City and beyond has been tremendous. While some view building an Islamic mosque on the site of a national tragedy as a

BP oil leak live video feed will continue during top kill attempt

*+-A top kill will be the latest attempt to plug the BP oil leak as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico spews crude into the ocean for the 36th day today (May26). After first saying the BP live video feed would be cut during the procedure, BP relented to public pressure and will

A brief Memorial Day history lesson

*+-Good morning campers; it’s almost Memorial Day and some of you, no doubt, are wondering just exactly what is Memorial Day history. You may want to know how it came about, how it was made official, so on and so forth. So, in advance of packing up to camp out at the lake, go to

North Korea and South Korea head into dangerous waters

*+-The Asian Pacific region is in a volatile state as a result of mounting and dangerous tensions between North Korea and South Korea. North and South Korea have never been friends, but the current situation is not to be taken lightly.  Nearly 50 South Korean sailors were killed when their vessel was sunk in Korean

Tylenol recall 2010 pulls 40 Johnson and Johnson kids medicines

*+-Tylenol recall 2010 involves just one of many drugs taken off the market by a leading American pharmaceutical manufacturer in the largest-ever U.S. recall of childrens’ medicines. Earlier this month, inspectors from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shut down the Johnson & Johnson plant where childrens’ Tylenol is made because of quality and safety

California AB 377 aims to reform payday lending laws

*+-In California, a new assembly bill — AB 377 — is working its way through the legislature. The AB 377 bill is intended to reform payday lending laws in California and has provisions that both expand and regulate the payday lending industry in the state. California AB 377 creates new limitations AB 377, a bill

Kwame Kilpatrick latest news: He is off to prison

*+-Disgraced former Mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick has been found guilty of violating the terms of his probation. Part of his probation was that he was required to make restitution payments from earlier court cases, and he failed to make sufficient payments. He was sentenced to five years for violating his parole, and he must