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  • Judge: Northside ISD CANNOT Expel Student for Rejecting RFID Tracking Chip

    11/23/2012 6:15:04 PM PST · by brityank · 41 replies
    1200 - WOAI News/Radio ^ | Thursday, November 22, 2012 | Jim Forsyth
    Judge: Northside ISD CANNOT Expel Student for Rejecting RFID Tracking Chip says district's tracking program 'violates fundamental Constitutional Rights' A judge in Texas has barred a school district from expelling a student because she refused to wear a Radio Frequency Identification chip as part of an effort by the school to track students and make sure they attend class, 1200 WOAI news has learned. "This is a national issue," John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute, a free market advocacy from which filed the lawsuit, told 1200 WOAI news. "Do we want to live in a surveillance state where everybody...
  • The C of E [Church of England] Must 'Reflect the Values of the Nation'

    11/23/2012 6:07:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The Way Out There ^ | 11/23/12 | Fr. Levi
    The transcript for a debate which took place in the British parliament yesterday makes for sobering reading. The debate took place in the wake of the vote by the General Synod of the Church of England not to pass the measure which would have brought in women bishops. One of the remarks made by Sir Tony Baldry, the Second Church Estates Commissioner is particularly noteworthy. He said: As a consequence of the decision by the General Synod, the Church of England no longer looks like a national Church; it simply looks like a sect, like any other sect. If it...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes for Our Troops - 24 Nov 2012

    11/23/2012 6:04:01 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 450 replies
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  • Scythian warriors show genetic blending between Europeans and Asians

    11/23/2012 6:00:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Past Horizons Archaeology ^ | November 2012 | Universitat Auonoma de Barcelona
    Evidence of the potential genetic blending between Europeans and Asians has been discovered by a team of researchers led by the Universitat Autňnoma de Barcelona (UAB) within the remains of Scythian warriors living over 2,000 years ago in the Altai region of Mongolia. The Scythians were already documented as the first large Eurasian culture, but were believed to be the product of migration from Europe. The researchers now suggest that the genetic blending is actually a result of the expansion of Scythian culture over the mountains. Studies on ancient mitochondrial DNA of this region suggest that the Altai Mountains played...
  • Rare Fossil Points to Toxic Oceans in Devonian Period

    11/23/2012 5:37:08 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Sci-News ^ | Friday, November 16th, 2012 | Natali Anderson
    A well-preserved crab-like fossil that was found by scientists from Curtin University, Australia, has provided evidence of a toxic ocean environment in the Devonian Period, potentially responsible for the mass extinction 380 million years ago. A study, published in the journal Geology, shows that hydrogen sulphide dependant organisms -- known as Chlorobi -- and sulphate-reducing bacteria had preserved the shell and the muscles of the crab-like creature. "The research presents organic geochemistry as a new tool for paleontologists, enabling them to identify invertebrate fossils and reconstruct their environments from a molecular point of view," explained lead author Ines Melendez, a...
  • Egypt's Islamist Coup: Muslim Brotherhood's man claims more power than Mubarak had

    11/23/2012 5:34:24 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/23/112 | WSJ Editorial Board
    The Egyptian revolution took another bad turn Thursday, as President Mohamed Morsi gave himself dictatorial powers over the legislature and courts. The world has feared that the Muslim Brotherhood would favor one-man, one-vote, once, and the Morsi coup is an ominous sign. "The people wanted me to be the guardian of these steps in this phase," Reuters quoted Mr. Morsi as saying on Friday. "I don't like and don't want—and there is no need—to use exceptional measures. But those who are trying to gnaw the bones of the nation" must be "held accountable." Mr. Morsi says his diktat will merely...
  • Protests greet shoppers at Walmarts nationwide

    11/23/2012 5:18:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11.23.2012 | SARAH SKIDMORE
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wal-Mart workers and supporters marched in protest at a number of stores nationwide Thursday and Friday, blasting the wages, benefits and treatment of employees of the world's largest retailer. The efforts seemed to do little to keep shoppers away though — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it was its best Black Friday ever. In Paramount, Calif., authorities arrested a small group of protesters Friday outside a Walmart. Elizabeth Brennan of Warehouse Workers United said nine people, including three employees, were arrested shortly after 12 noon for blocking the street outside the store in Paramount. At one point,...
  • Jeb Bush in 2016? Not Too Early for Chatter

    11/23/2012 5:16:22 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 185 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov 25 2012 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Now that the Obama and Romney campaigns have closed their headquarters in Chicago and Boston, the attention of the political world is shifting to an office suite tucked behind the colonnades of the Biltmore Hotel complex here. The suite is where former Gov. Jeb Bush manages his consulting business, his education foundation and, now, the (very) early decision-making process for a possible presidential run in 2016.
  • The Moment Peace In The Middle East Can Become A Possibility

    11/23/2012 5:00:17 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-23-12 | The Looking Spoon
    If America knew more about this and less about Snooki...
  • Fantasy v. Reality (The Fight For Israel's Reputation)

    11/23/2012 4:58:51 PM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | November 23, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    One of the chief distinctions between the anti-Israel rally and the slightly smaller, yet equally exuberant, pro-Israel counter-demonstration held in Times Square this weekend was the sentiments expressed by the participants. While the former vocalized their antipathy towards Israel and the United States and demanded ordinary Israelis be punished-through measures such as the BDS movement-and spent most of their time anathematizing Jews in the most historically inaccurate way possible, the latter concentrated mostly upon messages of solidarity with Israel.
  • Fetuses Yawn in the Womb, 4D Scans Suggest

    11/23/2012 4:52:37 PM PST · by Salman · 9 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Nov. 21, 2012 | Science Daily
    ... While some researchers have suggested that fetuses yawn, others have disagreed and claim it is simple mouth opening. But the new research clearly distinguished 'yawning' from 'non-yawn mouth opening' based on the duration of mouth opening. The researchers did this by using the 4D video footage to closely examine all events where a mouth stretch occurred in the fetus. Using their newly developed criteria, the research team found that over half of the mouth openings observed in the study were classed as yawns. The study was carried out on eight female and seven male fetuses from 24 to 36...
  • CHAOS! Shoppers pushed, shoved during Black Friday rampage

    11/23/2012 4:52:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    WOAI ^ | 11.23.2012 | WOAI
    Is Black Friday out of control? MOULTRIE, Ga. - Shoppers mobbing stores to find the best Black Friday deals started on Thursday evening this year. Video posted online showed the scene at one store as shoppers rushed a display and grabbed at merchandise.
  • 'Islam Is Like Nazism': Top Sweden Democrat

    11/23/2012 4:45:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    The Local ^ | 22 Nov 12
    The Sweden Democrats' new justice policy spokesman, unveiled on Thursday as part of a reshuffle in the wake of a racist video scandal, has already made headlines for his comparison of Islamism to Nazism. “We’re presenting a new team today after what happened last week,” Jimmie Ĺkesson said at a press conference, referring to the scandal after the publication of a video showing three party members in a drunken and racist tirade from 2010. Ĺkesson presented Richard Jomshof, a former high school teacher who was previously the editor in chief for the Sweden Democrat paper SD–Kuriren, as the replacement for...
  • WMass Walmart stores picketed on Black Friday(by activists)

    11/23/2012 4:44:11 PM PST · by matt04 · 26 replies
    On the biggest shopping day of the year, some people here in western Massachusetts participated in one of the largest protests against Walmart, America’s largest retailer. At stores in Springfield, Ware, and Northampton, protestors chanted slogans like: “Walmart rich and rude… we don’t like your attitude.” As Black Friday shoppers walked in with their holiday gift shopping lists, they were given flyers from protesters. The local demonstrations were part of a larger nationwide rally for workers’ rights. In Northampton, the majority of those rallying were nearby residents and not store employees, though at other locations, employees joined the protests after...
  • Walmart protests draw crowds, shoppers largely unfazed

    11/23/2012 4:41:41 PM PST · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    By Emily Bryson York, Chicago Tribune reporter 3:52 pm, November 23, 2012 Dozens of local workers, and hundreds nationally, took advantage of Black Friday crowds and camera crews at major retailers like Walmart to call for wage increases. But there was little evidence that the chanting disrupted holiday shoppers. Steven Restivo, a spokesman for Wal-Mart Stores, said the chain had done its "best Black Friday event ever" despite protests organized by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union in Chicago and other cities. At a Walmart in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood on the south side, only one of the store's...
  • Macedonia's 'Indiana Jones' Won't Rest Until He Finds Alexander's Tomb

    11/23/2012 4:40:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | November 20, 2012
    With his flowing white locks and extravagant manner, Macedonian archaeologist Pasko Kuzman has become something of a celebrity in his native country. Aside from some notable finds in his native Ohrid region, as head of the Cultural Heritage Protection Office he has had a major role in the Macedonian government's controversial, if not provocative, use of ancient historical figures to adorn the capital, Skopje. He's also seen as the force behind the latest beautification effort: the multimillion-dollar project called Skopje 2014. Most contentious is the massive bronze statue of Alexander the Great, erected in 2011. At the time, Greece objected...
  • What's your opinion on teaching children about sexual abuse?

    11/23/2012 4:39:28 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 26 replies
    11/23/2012 | me
    This was a brief topic during my famalies Thanksgiving. Would like others opinions. My Neice has a little girl very close to 2 years of age. During the course of the day we learned that her day care center, an Episcopal Church with attached K-8 school has been teaching her some sort of "Sexual Abuse Awareness" to the children. I know nothing about it other than it seems to be teaching anatomicaly correct names and methods of coummincating that somebody has been touching her privates. Her mother knows this and supports it. It also includes teaching the parents profiles of...
  • Iowahawk says he might write a book? Yes, please!

    11/23/2012 4:39:23 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 23, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    As Twitchy readers are well aware, we have major love for the hilarious and irreverent Iowahawk. So, when we heard that he’s considering writing a book, we couldn’t help but feel thrills up our legs.
  • The James Bond Chronicles: Best of the Dalton-Brosnan-Craig Era

    11/23/2012 4:32:46 PM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | by Lawrence Meyers
    Having now finished with the second Bond era (Roger Moore + Sean Connery’s return), it’s time to for the “best of” list. As with my first outing, and then my second, I’ve created The Bond Oscars, in which I acknowledge the standouts in various categories. I’m eager to hear your thoughts as well, so please comment early and often, and offer up some categories of your own.
  • Natural gas explosion rocks downtown Springfield

    11/23/2012 4:29:17 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 23, 2012 | Samantha Tatro
    A natural gas leak at a Springfield strip club late this afternoon has left two-and-a-half blocks of houses and stores in shambles, authorities said. The “whole city block went up due to a gas explosion,” Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney said.
  • For O.C. Republicans, party's immigration stance is a millstone

    11/23/2012 4:28:39 PM PST · by Arthurio · 25 replies
    Orange County was once an instant synonym for Republican power, and the GOP's dominance looked impregnable. Now, battered by the recent election results and dismayed by the slow, steady decline in party registration, Republicans here are struggling to craft a new strategy. The percentage of registered Republicans has eroded — it now stands at 41% — and the party has long since lost control of the political districts that envelop the county seat of Santa Ana, a Latino-dominated city of 330,000, and surrounding communities in the county's core. This month's election brought more blows. For the second time, the once-red...
  • In brief: TriMas Indiana work to shift to Mexico (450 US jobs lost)

    11/23/2012 4:26:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Manufacturer TriMas Corp. plans to shut its Goshen, Ind., plant and lay off all 450 workers there. The company said production at the Cequent Performance Product plant, which makes hitches, weight-distribution systems, fifth wheels and other items, will shift to its plant in Reynosa, Mexico. TriMas will also close a warehouse in Huntington, Ind., the company said. The moves will occur throughout 2013. The Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based company has about 4,500 employees...
  • Amazing collection of photographs from 1914 captures everyday life in Paris (Color)

    11/23/2012 4:26:02 PM PST · by mojito · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/2012 | Mario Ledwith
    It is known as the City of Love, where couples flock to capture the magic of their romance. But a set of gritty photographs almost 100-years-old captures a side of Paris that most people will never know existed. The 1914 pictures, taken from a collection at the Albert Kahn Museum in Paris, paint a vivid picture of everyday life in the French capital.
  • WATCH: Fight breaks out over phones on Black Friday

    11/23/2012 4:24:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    WOAI ^ | 11.23.2012 | WOAI
    Must have been some deal...
  • Weird-Looking, Meat-Eating Sponge Found In Deep Sea

    11/23/2012 4:23:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Fri, Nov 9, 2012 | Betty Oskin
    A new carnivore shaped like a candelabra has been spotted in deep ocean waters off California's Monterey Bay. The meat-eating species was dubbed the "harp sponge," so-called because its structure resembles a harp or lyre turned on its side. A team from the Monterey Bay Research Aquarium Institute in Moss Landing, Calif., discovered the sponge in 2000 while exploring with a remotely operated vehicle. The sponges live nearly 2 miles (3.5 kilometers) beneath the ocean's surface. "We were just amazed. No one had ever seen this animal with their own eyes before," said Lonny Lundsten, an invertebrate biologist at the...
  • Weird-Looking, Meat-Eating Sponge Found In Deep Sea

    11/23/2012 4:23:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Fri, Nov 9, 2012 | Betty Oskin
    A new carnivore shaped like a candelabra has been spotted in deep ocean waters off California's Monterey Bay. The meat-eating species was dubbed the "harp sponge," so-called because its structure resembles a harp or lyre turned on its side. A team from the Monterey Bay Research Aquarium Institute in Moss Landing, Calif., discovered the sponge in 2000 while exploring with a remotely operated vehicle. The sponges live nearly 2 miles (3.5 kilometers) beneath the ocean's surface. "We were just amazed. No one had ever seen this animal with their own eyes before," said Lonny Lundsten, an invertebrate biologist at the...
  • It’s Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #22 November 23, 2012

    11/23/2012 4:16:14 PM PST · by Red_Devil 232 · 30 replies
    Free Republic | 11/23/2012 | Red_Devil 232
    Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!Happiness is a bubbling airlock! And a Cold Brew  BEER My Cranberry Mead I started a year ago this month Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Wife and I popped the top on another swing top bottle of my Cranberry Mead to have with our Turkey dinner and all the fixings. It is really a very nice and tasty honey wine. This has surprised my wife; she could not believe I really made it and that it...
  • Home Sweet Shipping Container: Detroit Housing Project

    11/23/2012 4:14:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 23, 2012 | Karin Halperin
    The first U.S. multi-family condo built of used shipping containers is slated to break ground in Detroit early next year. Strong, durable and portable, shipping containers stack easily and link together like Legos. About 25 million of these 20-by-40 feet multicolored boxes move through U.S. container ports a year, hauling children’s toys, flat-screen TVs, computers, car parts, sneakers and sweaters. But so much travel takes its toll, and eventually the containers wear out and are retired. That’s when architects and designers, especially those with a “green” bent, step in to turn these cast-off boxes into student housing in Amsterdam, artists’...
  • Can House Stop U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Gun Grab?

    11/23/2012 4:14:54 PM PST · by raptor22 · 52 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 23, 2012
    Second Amendment: A House resolution, as futile as it may be, represents growing opposition to another administration bow to the U.N. encroachment on U.S. sovereignty at the expense of its laws and even our Constitution. Treaties are ratified by a two-thirds majority of the Senate, and the final version of the U.N.'s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) may likely be signed by this president and ratified by this Senate, especially if presented as a "sensible restriction" on international arms trafficking with no impact on our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. But some House members are not going to...
  • Boy, 14, robbed outside Arundel Mills after Black Friday shopping trip

    11/23/2012 4:14:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    baltimoresun ^ | 11.23.2012 | scott dance
    A group of five men robbed a 14-year-old boy of his shopping bag outside Arundel Mills mall after he walked out of a Bed Bath & Beyond store about 2 a.m. Friday, Anne Arundel County Police said. The victim told police the men accosted him on the sidewalk just outside the store, one of them punched him and another stole a bag containing merchandise he had just purchased. The suspects, who the boy described as black men aged 17 to 21 wearing black North Face jackets and jeans, ran away toward the mall's Bass Pro Shops entrance. Police searched the...
  • Black Friday 2012: Rush at Victoria's Secret Pink at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kan.

    11/23/2012 4:07:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    KSHB41 ^ | 11.23.2012 | KSHB
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - It looked like a Justin Bieber concert -- and it all started over some yoga pants. What seemed like thousands of teen girls and young women crowded the entrance at Victoria’s Secret Pink at Oak Park Mall as it prepared to open the gate to Black Friday shoppers at midnight. Around the world | More shopping holidays http://bit.ly/QzOUQV Mall security guards attempted to control the crowd outside the store, which was really more like a hundred or so, as the gate went up. But the crowd was pushing its way in, so a store manager had...
  • Live updates: Black Friday shoppers smash door at Urban Outfitters

    11/23/2012 3:57:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    latimes ^ | 11.23.2012 | Frank Shyong
    Shoppers surged into an Urban Outfitters store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica after midnight Friday and smashed a tall glass door, injuring about five people, authorities said. Paramedics treated a few shoppers for minor cuts but no one was transported to the hospital by ambulance, said Sgt. Marty Fine of the Santa Monica Police Department. "It was just too many people, too fast," Fine said. PHOTOS: The Black Friday rush Around midnight, at least 100 people had lined up for Urban Outfitters' Black Friday deals, which offered up to 50% off on some items. When the 12-foot...
  • Report: Egypt Constitutional Court Seeks Morsi Impeachment

    11/23/2012 3:54:56 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Nov 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    According to reports from Egypt, the Constitutional Court is seeking to impeach new Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi after Morsi seized quasi-dictatorial power, sparking protests around the country. Morsi waited for the Obama administration’s praise over the Israel-Hamas ceasefire to make the move. Local media reports a courts spokesperson stating, “the judges are prepared to exercise the right to shift the head of state after he flouted the laws and the constitution.” The problem is that there is no operating constitution in Egypt; the constitution was suspended in March 2011, after the revolution, and no new constitution has been approved....
  • Disturbance leads to scare at Westroads Mall

    11/23/2012 3:51:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    KETV ^ | 11.23.2012 | KETV
    OMAHA, Neb. — Omaha police were called early Friday to reports of a shooting at Westroads Mall where nine people were killed five years ago. Officers were sent to the mall after people inside called 911 to report gunfire around 1 a.m. Friday. Authorities said they received six calls from people at Westroads, most of which reported shots had been fired. Witnesses told KETV NewsWatch 7 the incident happened near Younkers on the west side of the mall. Officer James Shade confirms a fight did happen at the mall Friday, but no shots were fired. Shade said customers heard the...
  • Homeland Security Uses Local Police to Set Up Surveillance Buffer Zones

    11/23/2012 3:50:05 PM PST · by robowombat · 11 replies
    New American ^ | Friday, 23 November 2012 17:00 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Friday, 23 November 2012 17:00 Homeland Security Uses Local Police to Set Up Surveillance Buffer Zones Written by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. In order to sweeten the pot of federalization, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is giving gifts of expensive gadgets to local police forces. Cops in North Jersey, for example, were showered with gifts from their would-be overseers. As reported by The Record: Oradell, Emerson, Closter and Harrington Park police have car-mounted night-vision technology and video and recording equipment that can watch over the Oradell Reservoir and dam — and the hikers and anglers entering it. West Milford...
  • Two Shot Outside Tallahassee Wal-Mart

    11/23/2012 3:47:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    WCTV ^ | 11.23.2012 | Julie Montanaro
    Two people were shot outside a Tallahassee Wal Mart this afternoon. It brought Black Friday shopping to a terrifying halt. The shots were fired in front of the store on Apalachee Parkway just after noon. Just minutes ago, police confirmed the folks were fighting over a parking space. The shots were fired on the sidewalk right in front of the parkway Wal Mart. Police are trying to find out who fired them. John Williams, who was inside the store during shooting, said, "It's scary. Especially in front of a store where people can get hurt, you know. It's scary and...
  • Man Pulls Gun on Rowdy, Line-Cutting Black Friday Shopper

    11/23/2012 3:44:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    NBC5 ^ | 11/23.2012 | NBC
    Black Friday got off to a rowdy start at a San Antonio mall where police say one shopper pulled a gun on another who punched him in the face while they were waiting in line at a Sears store. Police Sgt. Rob Carey tells the San Antonio Express-News a man rushed into the store when it opened Thursday night to get to the front of a line, started arguing with people and tried cutting in front of them.
  • The Church of England Still Won't Allow Female Bishops: Good for Them

    11/23/2012 3:21:47 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-21-12 | Mollie Z. Hemingway
    "When the Church of England narrowly defeated a measure to allow women to be appointed bishops this week after a dozen years of legislative effort, many observers were surprised. After all, the group has ordained women as priests since 1994-what's the big deal with letting female priests become bishops? The answer helps explain why the measure failed. The Church of England is known for the graciousness with which it accommodates minority theological opinions. Since the 1990s, parties that disagreed about female ordination merely had to tolerate each other's presence. Female bishops, on the other hand, would hold significant ecclesial and...
  • We Must all Bow to the Great American God Obama.

    11/23/2012 3:04:04 PM PST · by DanMiller · 27 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 23, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Let us prey on the wicked rich oligarchs and rejoice in the Wisdom of Obama as He wisely commands.President Obama, a lowly community organizer man of humble origins, has now revealed himself as the Great American God, our Lord and Master, who yearns only to provide for us. We, His people and devoted subjects must, in return for his gracious good will, make Him joyous through our obedience. It is necessary so that He can care for us as His munificent wisdom directs. Let us all give thanks unto Him for creating the bountiful happiness that we now enjoy in...
  • TED Talk on U Penn swarming quads now live (video quadrocopter acrobatics!)

    11/23/2012 2:32:41 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 15 replies
    DIY Drones ^ | March 1, 2012 | Chris Anderson
    This great talk, given yesterday (2/29/12) at TED, is now live. I was here and the crowd was wowed. Check out the lovely math on simplifying the 12-dimensional math to 4 dimensions at around the 5:00 mark,
  • Greed, Lack of Transparency Caused Financial Crisis, Says Greenberger

    11/23/2012 2:28:04 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 90 replies
    The Epoc Times ^ | 11/15/ 2012 | Gary Feuerberg
    Bad mortgage loans, obscured through complex and unregulated investment instruments, cost taxpayers billions WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy is slowly making a recovering from a near-collapse and the worst recession since the Great Depression. But what brought on the subprime mortgage crisis that led to huge financial losses, a decline in wealth for much of the country, a GDP drop of 5 percent for the period from Dec. 2007 to June 2009, and an official unemployment rate that peaked at 10.0 percent in Oct. 2009? “Very few people understand [what happened],” said University of Maryland Professor Michael Greenberger at the Center for...
  • “Repeat The Truth Often Enough” Froglegs Lucky 13

    11/23/2012 2:25:44 PM PST · by ShadowPatriot
    “Repeat the truth often enough” Froglegs Lucky 13 It's 2012.... so why in the hell are we still banning books, and intentionally hiding information from ourselves?   Well..."the more we know, the more we know we don't know." Rarely do you hear someone use the word 'bullsh*t" while defending God.  Enjoy Joe Dan Gorman's latest journey through the 'Land of Rational Thought' Watch Intellectual Froglegs #13 now...
  • First Lady Welcomes Christmas Tree (The tree is "perfect".)

    11/23/2012 2:25:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/23/12 | ABC OTUS News
    First lady Michelle Obama is kicking off the holiday season by welcoming the White House Christmas tree. Mrs. Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha and first dog Bo greeted the arrival of a 19-foot Fraser fir from Peak Farms in Jefferson, N.C. The tree arrived Friday on a horse-drawn carriage. It will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House. The first lady says the tree is "perfect."
  • Morsi opponents, backers clash in widest violence yet as Islamist president defends powers

    11/23/2012 2:23:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/23/2012
    CAIRO – Thousands of opponents of Egypt's Islamist president clashed with his supporters in cities across the country Friday, burning several offices of the Muslim Brotherhood, in the most violent and widespread protests since Mohammed Morsi came to power, sparked by his move to grant himself sweeping powers. The violence, which left 100 people injured, reflected the increasingly dangerous polarization in Egypt over what course it will take nearly two years after the fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Critics of Morsi accused him of seizing dictatorial powers with his decrees a day earlier that make him immune to judicial oversight...
  • PolitiFact's bias, by the numbers

    11/23/2012 2:20:46 PM PST · by ChuckRogers · 4 replies
    Conservative Fact Check ^ | 11/23/2012 | Chuck Rogers
    I've always known that PolitiFact and its ilk are biased against conservative viewpoints -- in fact, that's why I started CFC. I had some downtime over this long weekend, so I tabulated their "pants on fire" rulings, and the result surprised even me. A chart is in the linked article, and here: http://conservativefactcheck.com/content/articles/50
  • 'United Nations Wants to Use Drones'

    11/23/2012 2:19:09 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11-23-12 | Daniel Halper
    The U.N. wants to use drones, the French news agency Agence France-Presse reports. "The United Nations wants to use drones for the first time to monitor fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where Rwanda has been accused of aiding rebels," says the report, quoting U.N. officials. The international body "is considering a range of ways to strengthen the capabilities of MONUSCO to protect civilians from the threat of armed groups in the vast area of eastern DR Congo," a U.N. spokesman says. "Unarmed aerial vehicles, drones for monitoring the movements of armed groups, are one tool we are...
  • Egypt's Cruel Master...Isaiah 19)

    The burden of Egypt. Behold, the Lord rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it. And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom. And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers,...
  • Obamacare will make us a part time nation

    11/23/2012 2:14:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2012 | Rick Moran
    There are already 8 million Americans working part time who want to work full time. It seems likely that number will skyrocket once Obamacare is implemented. An Obamacare supporter is as stupid as the Democrats who passed the legislation in the first place: ******** When my better half told me that her boss was thinking about cutting all full-time employees to part time in order to avoid the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act insurance requirements (for full-time employees), my initial response was, "Surely the federal government wouldn't have allowed such a blatantly obvious way of getting out of the...
  • Heckler Ridicules Black Friday Shoppers

    11/23/2012 2:14:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    1045wfla.com ^ | November 23, 2012 | Staff
    A heckler openly mocked shoppers at an Oceanside, California Best Buy as they waited for Black Friday deals. The man can be heard shouting 'you zombies are the reason Thanksgiving and the holidays are being destroyed' and other anti-Black Friday comments as shoppers filed in the store.
  • The Phrase That Lost Romney the Election

    11/23/2012 2:11:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 167 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/23/2012 | Heather Higgins and Alex Cortes
    What if we told you that the election was decided by a phrase? You might not believe it, but assume we’re right for a minute. What word would you guess decided the election? Hurricane Sandy? The answer lies in perhaps the single most illustrative exit poll question conducted, where CNN asked “What is the most important candidate quality to your vote?” The response options were “Strong Leader,” “Shares Your Values,” “Has a Vision for the Future,” and “Cares about People.” Among folks that chose one of the first three responses, Mitt Romney won between 54-61% of their vote. But, among...