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  • Why Mining an Asteroid for Water and Precious Metals Isn't as Crazy as it Sounds

    04/24/2012 5:20:08 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 54 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 04/24/12 | Clay Dillow
    Billionaire-backed space startup Planetary Resources has officially unveiled its business plan to much fanfare and with few surprises. The company’s principals--which include X-Prize Foundation founder Peter Diamandis, Space Adventures co-founder Eric Anderson, and former NASA Flight Director Chris Lewicki--today pledged that Planetary Resources would make the abundant resources of space available here on Earth, and introduced a couple of the company’s own spacecraft that will make such space prospecting possible. The rush for space resources is officially on.
  • Two clinics with ties to notorious abortionist shut down by state

    04/24/2012 5:16:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/24/2012 | Life News
    Allentown, Pennsylvania, April 23, 2012 ( — Two abortion clinics with connections to the notorious abortionist Steven Chase Brigham have been ordered closed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The first, Allentown Women’s Services, was forced to close when it lost its lease at 2200 Hamilton St. in Allentown. The Pennsylvania Department of Health revoked the clinic’s license on April 10, 2012, citing “infrastructure failure” after the building’s landlord terminated the lease, changed the door locks, and stripped the clinic name off all the building’s signage. Local pro-life activists report that Brigham’s medical equipment is still inside the locked office...
  • Beyond Mitt… the Conservative challenge to saving America

    04/24/2012 5:16:46 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-24-12 | Vince
    In 1990 I knew everything I needed to know about Rush Limbaugh. He was a racist. He was sexist. He was an arrogant, rich SOB who didn’t care about the poor. He was a fool who knew nothing about how the world worked. How did I know these things despite never once having listened to his program? Via the media of course. Despite having a Bachelor’s in Political Science, I paid very little attention to actual politics. As a grad student I paid cursory attention to the news and didn’t much venture beyond what I saw on ABC news. One...
  • Everything you need to know about James Cameron's asteroid mining

    04/24/2012 5:15:46 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 28 replies ^ | 04/24/12 | DVICE Staff
    Planetary Resources just wrapped up a press conference in Seattle, officially announcing both its existence and its ambitious plan to mine near-Earth asteroids. We were listening in live, and here's everything you need to know about how this asteroid mining plan is going to work and when it's going to happen. Essentially, Planetary Resources is looking to send spacecraft to mine near-Earth asteroids for resources ranging from precious metals (like platinum) to water. The company has assembled a team of engineers and visionaries with a large helping of financial support from the likes of Larry Page and James Cameron, and...
  • Mom declared brain dead one month ago, gives birth to twins

    04/24/2012 5:14:43 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 10 replies ^ | 4/24/2012 | AP
    Vance Terrell offered encouraging words to his pregnant sister during visits to a western Michigan hospital. It didn't matter that she couldn't see or hear him, and would never hold her twin sons. Christine Bolden, 26, was already brain dead from aneurysms, but doctors kept her on a respirator for a month to allow for the development of babies who were born prematurely at 25 weeks. It was a rare procedure: In 2010, German researchers found just 30 similar cases worldwide dating back to 1982. ...
  • Former Miss America runs for Congress

    04/24/2012 5:13:16 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 23, 2012 | Michael McGuire
    Miss America 2003 Erika Harold will run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois, she confirmed Monday. Harold was an outspoken conservative during her reign as Miss America. She spoke at the 2004 Republican National Convention. A 2003 congressional resolution honoring her noted she has "remarkable achievements and her resolve to empower youth against violence and degradation." Among her achievements, the resolution noted were her service as: •National spokesperson for the Teen Victims Project of the National Center for Victims of Crime; •National Spokesperson for Fight Crime: Invest in Kids; •National Advisory for Peace Games; •National...
  • Romney and Santorum aim for early May meeting

    04/24/2012 5:07:57 PM PDT · by VinL · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-24-12 | borger
    Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are likely to meet in early May to discuss a Santorum endorsement, his role as a Romney surrogate and conservative policy issues, CNN has learned. John Brabender, a senior strategist for the Santorum campaign, told CNN that Santorum's goal is to have a policy-oriented session in which he tries to find a "comfort level" about the role "social conservatives, tea party activists and blue collar Republicans will play in the campaign and in the Romney administration." Even so, he said, "we are not walking in there with a litmus test. This is meant to be...
  • Romney and Santorum Aim for Early May Meeting

    04/24/2012 5:05:33 PM PDT · by Mangia E Statti Zitto · 31 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 4/24/2012 | Gloria Borger and Kevin Bohn
    Washington (CNN) - Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are likely to meet in early May to discuss a Santorum endorsement, his role as a Romney surrogate and conservative policy issues, CNN has learned. John Brabender, a senior strategist for the Santorum campaign, told CNN that Santorum's goal is to have a policy-oriented session in which he tries to find a "comfort level" about the role "social conservatives, tea party activists and blue collar Republicans will play in the campaign and in the Romney administration." Even so, he said, "we are not walking in there with a litmus test. This is...
  • S&P reveals why the U.S. lost its AAA rating

    04/24/2012 5:03:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    National Post ^ | April24, 2012 | by Jennifer Ryan
    The U.S. lost its top credit grade in August because of the imminent danger of a “real liquidity crisis,” and Standard & Poor’s made no errors in its analysis, said Moritz Kraemer, managing director of sovereign ratings. S&P cut the rating by one level to AA+ on Aug. 5, criticizing the nation’s political process and saying that spending cuts agreed on by lawmakers wouldn’t be enough to reduce record deficits. Questioned Tuesday on why Finland is graded AAA while the U.S. has lost its top rating, Mr. Kraemer highlighted the differences in both nations’ political environment. “The debt ratio in...
  • No balanced budget, no pay! Aw, just kidding. Never mind.

    04/24/2012 5:01:46 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 4 replies
    Last year the Legislature tricked voters into thinking that they were adopting a measure to dock lawmakers’ pay if they didn’t deliver a balanced budget. Guess what. They were lying to you. Or maybe they were just kidding. I know, you’re shocked...
  • Walker Turns Wisconsin Into Job Loss Leader(public-sector job losses (17,800)

    04/24/2012 5:01:07 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 4/24/2012 | Mike Hall
    So much for Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) stewardship of the Wisconsin economy and his promise that eliminating collective bargaining rights for public employees and massive budget cuts would turn the Badger State into a job growth miracle.A report today from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that Wisconsin is the only state in the nation to suffer “statistically significant” job loss during the 12 months from March 2011 to March 2012. In other words, while the rest of the nation is at least holding its own or seeing improvement in job growth, Walker’s Wisconsin experiment is a miserable...
  • Salazar: 'No one knows' if US headed to $9/gal gas

    04/24/2012 4:58:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 4/24/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said that "no one knows" if gasoline prices in the United States will reach $9 per gallon, and acknowledged that the possibility is outside his control. "I don't think anyone can speculate what will happen with respect to oil prices and gas prices because they are set on the global economy," Salazar told reporters when asked if gas prices could reach $9 per gallon, as they have been in Greece. "Where it will all end, no one knows. He explained that "what we see happening today are the influences first of unrest in places...
  • Wasserman Schultz: ‘Very likely’ for GOP to lose House, blames tea party

    04/24/2012 4:57:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Wasserman Schultz: ‘Very likely’ for GOP to lose House, blames tea party By Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller 12:34 PM 04/24/2012 Predictions of victory are taboo in sports because they wind up as bulletin board material to motivate the opposition. But that isn’t stopping Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz from making grand projections about her party’s electoral success come November. On Tuesday’s “Starting Point” on CNN, Wasserman Schultz stopped short of Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod’s outright declaration that President Barack Obama would win re-election by saying it was “entirely reasonable” to believe that Democrats would recapture...
  • End The Fed, Ron Paul Rally in Philadelphia--22.Apr.2012

    04/24/2012 4:56:05 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 4 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 04/25/2012 | Kerry Lutz presents I trekked from New York to Philadelphia this past weekend to check out the End the Fed Rally and Dr. Ron Paul's Rally at the Independence Mall. It was very fitting that the birth place of the Constitution and individual liberty would be the venue for over 4,500 people seeking to restore freedom and cut back an increasingly powerful and intrusive government. From the interviews I conducted, it is obvious the "average" person has figured out the governmental scam and is appalled by it. We want our freedom back, and we want the government drastically reduced in size,...
  • Mad Cow Disease Found in US Cow

    04/24/2012 4:53:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 24, 2012 | Carrie Gann and Dan Childs
    The Department of Agriculture today confirmed a case of mad cow disease found in a dairy cow in central California. In a press briefing today, John Clifford, the USDA's chief veterinary officer, said the cow's meat did not enter the food supply and the carcass will be destroyed. The animal was found at a rendering facility run by Baker Commodities in Hanford, Calif. The disease was discovered when the company selected the cow for random sampling, Baker Commodities executive vice president Dennis Luckey told The Associated Press. The Agriculture Department confirmed today that the cow is the fourth discovered in...
  • Some advice about George Clooney [junk email from Obama]

    04/24/2012 4:52:06 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 5 replies
    obama spam | 04/24/2012 | Ann Marie Habershaw
    [Name Deleted to Protect the Patriot]-- I have some advice for the two people who will be selected to go to a party for the President at George Clooney's house: Choose your guest wisely. Whoever you pick to join you is going to owe you big time. Think about it -- and chip in $3 or whatever you can today to be automatically entered: [donation link deleted.... :-] - Ann Marie Ann Marie Habershaw Chief Operating Officer Obama for America P.S. -- Regarding your airfare and hotel, we've got it covered. Just get your name in the mix today.
  • Father records teachers bullying his autistic son

    04/24/2012 4:51:16 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    KMOV Channel 4 News ^ | April 24, 2012
    A New Jersey father took drastic measures because he believed teachers were bullying his autistic son. The men sent his son to school with a tape recorder, which captured a teacher talking in front of children about how drunk she got the night before. “I’m doing the happy dance. I’m so very happy,” one of the teachers can be heard saying. “You know why?...I had a bottle of wine with my girlfriend last night…I forgot to eat dinner. The father took the audio to his child’s school district, where officials fired one of the teachers involved after hearing the tape....
  • Social Security Faces Unfunded Liability of $8.6T, or $73,167.83 Per Household

    04/24/2012 4:47:48 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    Social Security Faces Unfunded Liability of $8.6T, or $73,167.83 Per Household By Christopher Goins April 24, 2012 ( - Social Security faces an unfunded liability of $8.6 trillion, according to the 2012 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds. The unfunded liability is the amount that has been promised in benefits to people now alive that will not be funded by the tax revenue the system is expected to take in to pay for those benefits. (The Social Security trustees calculate the unfunded liability for a period...
  • Former Vice President Al Gore scheduled to speak at Hampshire College

    04/24/2012 4:47:41 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Former Vice President Al Gore will be in town Friday as the keynote speaker at the inauguration of Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash. Gore, who served as vice president under President Clinton for two-terms, ran unsuccessfully for president in 2000. In 2007, Gore won the Nobel Prize with the U.N Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. “An Inconvenient Truth,” a film about his campaign to educate people about global warming, won two Oscars in 2006. In 2005, he co-founded Current TV. Lash has been serving at the college's sixth president since July. ... The theme of the inaugural is “Educating for...
  • Gingrich Calls Romney’s Planned Speech ‘Presumptuous’ and ‘Insulting’

    04/24/2012 4:47:18 PM PDT · by VinL · 11 replies
    ABC ^ | 2-24-12 | Dover
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is hinging his troubled and indebted campaign on a win in Delaware tonight, telling reporters following him in North Carolina that he “will have something to say this evening once we see some results from today.” Gingrich hit the presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney, for giving a speech titled, “A Better America Begins Tonight,” which a senior Romney adviser said will show Romney in a “new light.” The senior adviser added that the general election campaign has begun. “I think it’s a very substantial mistake for Gov. Romney to be pretending these primaries aren’t occurring and...