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Tuesday Tidbits: Mayon and Redoubt Updates

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over 4 years ago

Not much new to report today, so I'll just add some notes to the two volcanoes in the news right now: Mayon and Redoubt. Mt. Redoubt in Alaska, taken on September 23, 2009. Image courtesy of AVO/USGS, taken by Game McGimsey. Mayon: The volcano continues to show signs that a major eruption ...

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Yemeni Government's Statement

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over 4 years ago

It has been a long day for Yemen watchers, but before I sign off for the evening I wanted to post the important paragraph from a statement from Yemen's embassy in the US: The Immigration and Passport Agency has confirmed that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was in Yemen during the period from early ...

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The Congress of No

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over 4 years ago

In a speech in early December, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) repeated the charge that the Republicans have become "the party of No." Rather than working to improve the legislation put forward by Democrats, he said, the Republican strategy has been to do their best to shut down the ...

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The Internet's Gone Ap(pl)e

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over 4 years ago

I keep getting whiffs of Apple's tablet computer. See what's cooking after the jump. Wired has the most recent report. It sounds like Apple is leaking it some info. There is a small list of links at the bottom of the article. Tech Crunch heard from macrumors.com that Apple bought the domain ...

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New AQAP Statement

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over 4 years ago

AQAP in a statement posted to jihadi forum has taken responsibility for the attempted attack on an airliner. Included in the statement is a photo of the attacker. One thing that is important to note is the phrase in the statement in which AQAP claims that it will essentially take the gloves off ...

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New AQAP Statement

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over 4 years ago

Well it has been a busy few days for Yemen and while we have been following the developments, I have refrained from blogging in order to spend time with the family. But as the new week starts, I thought it would be helpful to get back in the swing of things. Before I get into the details of the ...

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Quick note about emails

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over 4 years ago

I've gotten a lot of emails over the last few weeks and have done a terrible job at replying. No fear - I will get to them, most likely this week or next. Feel free to send me questions/comments/stories whenever you find them - !