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4 results for 'philadelphia'

US 'Almost Blew Up Atomic Bomb Over Itself'

By Shaun Gibson, published on Sep 21, 2013


Millions in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York were at risk

The US Air Force almost detonated a huge atomic bomb over North Carolina in 1961, a newly declassified document has revealed.

Two hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over the city of Goldsboro just two days after President John F Kennedy's inauguration, when the B-52 plane carrying them broke up in mid-air.

And a report obtained by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under freedom of information laws showed one of the devices began... (more)

Tags: new york, usa, philadelphia, washington, baltimore, atomic bomb over north carolina, 1961. accident, near miss, dangers of atomic bomb

Philadelphia To Expressive and Entrepreneurial: GO AWAY!

By Libdrone, published on Aug 26, 2010

It is interesting how stories break and ebb on the Internet. Somebody notices something that people in one city and their local media have known and talked about before. A website or two takes notice and soon Google has 3,000 results for, for instance "Philadelphia Blog Tax". A popular message board for bloggers, Blog Catalog quickly had three different threads on the topic, including one from a Philadelphia blogger, which stated emphatically "I 'aint paying no $300 tax!!!"

The problem when a story like this becomes explosive, is that writer after writer after writer is simply... (more)

Tags: philadelphia, blogger tax

Another Dismal Dallas December

By Eric Karlan, published on Dec 16, 2009

...cataclysmic December disappointment. In 2007, Tony Romo and company won a conference-best 13 games during the regular season against just 3 losses - of which 2 came in December against division rivals.

Already 2009 seems no different. As the clock struck midnight on December 1st, the Philadelphia Eagles were perched one game behind the first-place Cowboys, while the flailing New York Giants and their injury-ridden roster seemed to be down for the count. Two weeks and two devastating losses later, Dallas finds itself in familiar territory - drowning in the doomsdays of December,... (more)

Tags: new york, philadelphia, playoffs, eagles, dallas, cowboys, december, giants, tony, romo

Absolutely, Strictly a Publicity Decision

By Eric Karlan, published on Dec 3, 2009

When Philadelphia 76ers owner Peter Luukko extended a one-year, non-guaranteed offer to the week-long retiree Allen Iverson, he called the move an "absolutely, strictly a basketball decision." If the use of such adamant adverbs in succession did not already give you sense that Luukko was compensating for something, please allow me to translate his overly emphatic remarks: this move is 'absolutely, strictly a publicity stunt.'

To his credit, Luukko did succeed in suddenly swinging the NBA's media spotlight onto his subpar franchise. But it does not take a sports-entertainment mogul to... (more)

Tags: basketball, allen, iverson, 76ers, sixers, philadelphia

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