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  • Army Hypersonic Missile Fails in Second Test

    08/25/2014 12:43:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/25/2014 | Bill Gertz
    The Army’s test of an advanced hypersonic weapon failed shortly after takeoff early Monday, the Pentagon said in a statement. The failure is a setback for a key part of the Pentagon’s strategic weapon program of building arms that can attack any point on earth in 30 minutes. The missile carrying the weapon was intentionally blown up shortly after launch, the Pentagon said. “Due to an anomaly, the test was terminated near the launch pad shortly after liftoff to ensure public safety,” the Pentagon said in a brief statement. “There were no injuries to any personnel.” “Program officials are conducting...
  • Pre-Trial Motions Begin In GA Test Cheating Trial (Atlanta publik skools)

    08/13/2014 5:56:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WSPA ^ | 8/13/14
    ATLANTA (AP) - Pre-trial motions have started in the trial for Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy. **SNIP** Twelve former administrators, principals, testing coordinators and teachers face racketeering charges. Individual charges include influencing witnesses and lying to state investigators. Former superintendent Beverly Hall has cancer and a judge has delayed her trial.
  • This Is Test Your 4-Year-Old Would Need To Pass To Get Into An Elite New York City Kindergarten

    07/07/2014 1:06:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/07/2014 | AMY ZIMMER, DNAINFO.COM
    Test Yourself Are you smart enough to get into private kindergarten? Take this test from Bright Kids NYC and find out how you fare on AABL practice questions. Question 1 of 5 Which flag completes the pattern? MANHATTAN — Some of the city's most elite private schools will soon require 4-year-olds to take a new, harder admissions test given on an iPad and designed to assess math and literacy skills. The educational services company ERB's Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners (AABL) will be given for the first time in October and is a significant departure from the previous, IQ-like test most New York...
  • (Basic) Ronald Reagan Quiz

    06/26/2014 8:57:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    1. When was Ronald Reagan first sworn in as President of USA?a) 20 January 1981b) 4 November 1980c) 20 January 1989d) 4 March 1981 2. When was Ronald Reagan born?a) 6 February 1911b) 3 April 1912c) 4 July 1916d) 25 November 1921 3. Where was Ronald Reagan born?a) Honolulub) Los Alamosc) New Hampshired) Tampico 4. Which college did Ronald Reagan attend?a) Eureka Collegeb) Bethany Collegec) Trinity Colleged) Brown College 5. When did Ronald Reagan marry Nancy Davis?a) 4 March 1952b) 9 May 1956c) 6 June 1946d) 14 December 1948 6. What was Ronald Reagan's preferred nickname until the late...
  • Think Yer Smart? Take the Pew Research Science Quiz...

    05/19/2014 10:58:03 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 135 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    This (online) one is quick and easy, yet only 7% of the US adult population get all 13 questions correct (I got 12).  Take it yourself here, you only need a minute or two... good luck! ___________________________________________________ Pew Research   The JR Experiment   -h/t Kirby-
  • Final Results of the .380 ACP Ammo Quest (w/video)

    05/17/2014 9:18:53 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Shooting The Bull ^ | 11-28-2013 | Shooting The Bull
    In July of 2013, I picked up a little .380 pocket pistol (specifically a Taurus PT738 TCP), and I started researching what would be the most appropriate ammo to use with it.Turns out that pretty much nobody knew.  Well — I mean, sure, there’s lots of opinions, but I couldn’t find any comprehensive source of professional tests that were done from this particular barrel size, in ballistic gel, with a large sample size.  I found plenty of great tests from PocketGunsAndGear that were shot with a shorter 2.5″ barrel, and some tests from tnoutdoors9 that were shot with a longer barrel,...
  • Russia Tests Multi-Warhead ICBM

    04/15/2014 1:30:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/14/14 | Bill Gertz
    Russia’s military carried out a flight test of a new multi-warhead intercontinental ballistic missile on Monday amid growing tensions with the United States over the crisis in Ukraine. The SS-27 Mod 2 road-mobile ICBM was launched around 2:40 a.m. EST from Russia’s Plesetsk launch facility, located about 500 miles north of Moscow. “The main purpose of the launch is to validate the reliability of a batch of this class of missiles made at the Votkinsk Plant,” Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Yegorov told state-run Interfax-AVN. An unspecified number of simulated nuclear warheads landed at an impact range on the Kura test...
  • US To Tap Strategic Petroleum Reserve

    03/13/2014 11:20:50 AM PDT · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 96 replies
    The Obama administration will release 5 million barrels of sour crude from the United States’ emergency stockpile in what officials described as a “test” of the nation’s ability to respond to oil supply disruptions around the globe.
  • Nuclear fusion project takes key step in lab test

    02/12/2014 12:55:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    AP Science ^ | February 12, 2014 | MALCOLM RITTER
    In each trial, 192 laser beams briefly fired into a half-inch-long gold cylinder. The cylinder held a tiny ball that contained the fuel, which was a mix of two kinds of hydrogen, called deuterium and tritium. The energy from the lasers kicked off a process that compressed the ball by an amount akin to squeezing a basketball down to the size of a pea, said Debbie Callahan, an author of the paper. That created the extremely high pressure and temperatures needed to get the hydrogen atoms to fuse. It was all over in the blink of an eye, with the...
  • Palestinians in Gaza said to test long-range rocket

    12/31/2013 5:16:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 12/31/13 | Adiv Sterman
    An upgraded ballistic rocket was reportedly launched Tuesday from the Gaza Strip into the Mediterranean sea, presumably to test the weapon’s capabilities and range. The test caused loud explosion sounds that were audible in Israeli towns and cities adjacent to the Gaza border, Channel 2 reported. The rocket was an improved version of the M-75 missile with a slightly longer range and a larger warhead, the report said. Other Israeli news outlets, citing the army, attributed the explosion sounds to ultrasonic booms caused by Israeli jets that were participating in a drill.
  • Senators fight cuts to veteran benefits ahead of key budget test vote

    12/17/2013 6:11:47 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 67 replies
    AP and Fox News ^ | 17 Dec 13 | AP Staff
    <p>Republican senators were making a last-ditch bid to undo cuts to military retiree benefits in the House-passed budget deal ahead of a crucial vote Tuesday morning in the Senate.</p> <p>Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions filed an amendment late Monday to restore money that was cut from veteran and military retiree pension benefits by closing a loophole that allows illegal immigrants to qualify for child tax credits.</p>
  • Texas drivers get asked for saliva, blood at police roadblock

    11/20/2013 5:58:03 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 62 replies
    Some drivers along a busy Fort Worth street on Friday were stopped at police roadblock and directed into a parking lot, where they were asked by federal contractors for samples of their breath, saliva and even blood. It was part of a government research study aimed at determining the number of drunken or drug-impaired drivers. "It just doesn't seem right that you can be forced off the road when you're not doing anything wrong," said Kim Cope, who said she was on her lunch break when she was forced to pull over at the roadblock on Beach Street in North...
  • Testing ... ignore

    10/26/2013 11:47:52 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 146 replies
    10/26/13 | Vanity
    Just seeing where posts to "blog & personel" show up.
  • These Are The College Majors With The Smartest Students

    09/26/2013 7:46:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/26/2013 | Gus Lubin
    College students who major in physical sciences tend to be smarter than those who major in psychology, judging from the 2013 SAT Report on College & Career Readiness from the College Board. The report includes data on SAT scores by intended major for the college-bound class of 2013. We've taken the liberty of ranking majors based on these scores, which are the best commonly available proxy for intelligence.
  • Obama Willing to Test Rouhani's Moderate Statements

    09/17/2013 9:04:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 9/17/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama says he wants to test whether Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, is serious when he says he wants to open a dialogue with the United States. In an interview with Spanish-language network Telemundo on Tuesday, Obama said, "There is an opportunity here for diplomacy, and I hope the Iranians take advantage of it." "There are indications that Rouhani, the new president, is somebody who is looking to open dialogue with the West and with the United States, in a way that we haven't seen in the past. And so we should test it," Obama said in...
  • Syrian Warplanes Test British Air Defenses in Cyprus

    09/08/2013 5:30:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    inn ^ | 9/8/13 | Elad Benari
    RAF Typhoon fighters won a mid-air showdown with two Syrian warplanes heading towards Britain’s main base in Cyprus, the Sunday People reports. The dramatic confrontation came after President Bashar Al-Assad’s air chiefs sent two Russian-made Sukhoi Su-24s to probe British air defenses, the report said. The Syrian bombers refused to respond to repeated attempts by the control tower at the UK’s Akrotiri air base to contact them. RAF pilots flying the advanced combat jet were scrambled before the Sukhois could enter our 14-mile air exclusion zone. The Typhoons – which can scream from runway standstill to seven miles high in...
  • Women sell positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist for $25 each. . . ...

    08/30/2013 7:34:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    FULL TITLE: To pee or not to pee: Women sell positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist for $25 each. . . and there is no shortage of motivated buyers A number of women across the country have listed their positive pregnancy tests for sale on Craigslist. One expectant mother in the Buffalo, New York area is selling her used sticks for $25 each, The Daily Dot reports. Another New Jersey mom writes: 'Wanna get your boyfriend to finally pop the question? Play a trick on mom, dad or one of your friends? Scrolling through the site, there appears to be no...
  • AMMO TEST: Hornady Critical Duty .45 ACP +P 220 gr JHP (video only)

    07/11/2013 1:55:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-11-2013 | tnoutdoors9
    Review and test of the .45 ACP +P Hornady Critical Duty 220 gr JHP. I'm using the SIM-TEST block (plus 4 layers of denim), and shooting both an XDS 3.3 and Colt 1911 Government for chronograph velocities and the test shots. The SIM-TEST block is calibrated to be comparable with 10% ordinance gel. Follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/tnoutdoors9 CAMERA: Sony HDR-PJ650, 60p, 28 mbps, 1920 x 1080 HD. RENDERING: Sony Vegas Pro 12, MP4, 60p, 32 bit, 20 mbps. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI_fOpndtdY
  • The revolutionary blood test that could predict how long you'll live

    07/09/2013 9:02:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Mail Online ^ | July 9,2013 | EMMA INNES
    Chemical 'fingerprint' in the blood could provide clues to health later in life Metabolites indicate future lung function, bone density, and blood pressure Could pave the way for new treatments for age related conditionsA revolutionary new blood test could tell you how long you will live, and how quickly you will age. Scientists have discovered a chemical ‘fingerprint’ in the blood that may provide clues to an infant's health and rate of ageing near the end of life. The discovery raises the prospect of a simple test at birth that could help doctors stave off the ravages of disease in...
  • Reaction Times - Does it measure IQ?

    05/27/2013 5:26:06 AM PDT · by central_va · 39 replies
    Human Benchmark ^ | 5/27/13 | Human Benchmark
    This is a simple reaction test. I scored in the middle of the bell curve. Try it.
  • FDA approves genetic test for lung cancer drug

    05/14/2013 1:33:18 PM PDT · by oxcart · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | None Cited
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration says it approved a genetic test from Roche to help doctors identify patients who can benefit from a lung cancer drug made by Genentech. The diagnostic test is the first approved to detect genetic mutations found in roughly 10 percent of patients with the most prevalent form of lung cancer, known as non-small cell lung cancer. Patients who test positive for the mutation are more likely to respond to Genentech's drug Tarceva as a first-choice treatment, and the FDA expanded the drug's approval for that use in an announcement Tuesday. The drug...
  • GRIZZLY XTREME .45 ACP +P AMMO TEST!!! (Video)

    04/01/2013 6:04:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 3-31-2013 | tnoutdoors9
    "I've had more requests to test this specific ammo than anything else, ever! Nothing is even close." - tnoutdoors9
  • Civil War And The Litmus Test - "Will you shoot Americans?"

    03/30/2013 10:28:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/27/13 | Dr. Jim Garrow
    Dr. Jim Garrow is a renowned author and whistleblower who has been nominated for a Nobel peace prize for his humanitarian work. He is the author of The Pink Pagoda: One Man's Quest to End Gendercide in China. He has spent over $25 million over the past sixteen years rescuing an estimated 40,000 baby Chinese girls from near-certain death under China's one-child-per-couple policy by facilitating international adoptions. He is the founder and executive director of the Bethune Institute's Pink Pagoda schools, private English-immersion schools for Chinese children. Today he runs 168 schools with nearly 6,300 employees. Dr Garrow was recently...
  • Jeff Gordon Test Drives a Chevy Camaro

    03/14/2013 6:06:43 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 35 replies
    liveleak ^ | 3/12/2013 | unknown
    3/12/2013 For all you NASCAR fans!...a disguised Jeff Gordon takes an unsuspecting car salesman on the test drive of his life. Jeff Gordon test drive
  • Count the Passes

    02/15/2013 4:11:14 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 3 replies
    http://iowntheworld.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | BigFurHat
    There are two teams. One in white, one in black. The white team passes the ball to only white team members. The black team only passes the ball to black team members. Can you follow the white team ball and tell us how many times they passed the ball? It’s harder than it looks. Video at Link
  • North Korea plans nuclear test, more rockets: Defense Commission ("Targeted at the United States")

    01/23/2013 7:42:11 PM PST · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    SNIP "We are not disguising the fact that the various satellites and long-range rockets that we will fire and the high-level nuclear test we will carry out are targeted at the United States," the country's top military body said.
  • Handpicked Bank Fails Schools' Test (Reparations averted)

    12/16/2012 12:30:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Rhino Times ^ | 12/13/12 | Paul C. Clark
    Handpicked Bank Fails Schools' Testby Paul C. Clark Staff Writer December 13, 2012 The administration of Guilford County School Superintendent Mo Green has killed an effort by the Guilford County Board of Education's four black members to divert taxpayer money from the banks Guilford County Schools usually uses to Durham-based Mechanics and Farmers Bank. After pressure from school board members Sandra Alexander, Deena Hayes, Carlvena Foster and Amos Quick, the school board in September voted unanimously to consider overriding the way it invests the taxpayer money it holds to steer money to one bank: the Greensboro branch of the black-owned,...
  • Debate #2 is a setup

    10/05/2012 7:22:46 PM PDT · by JohnBrowdie · 119 replies
    we are going to get screwed in the second debate. the obamites are desperate. it's a town hall meeting. they will stack the deck in the audience with 26 year old lesbians with breast cancer that need their birth control pills paid for. "how can you take my obamacare away from meeeee? I will die!!" candy is an absolute leftist, and she is listening to the MSM uproar over the last debate. she will whack mitt at every opportunity in the next debate.
  • More (public school teacher) cheating scandals inevitable, as states can’t ensure test integrity

    09/30/2012 9:19:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    AJC ^ | 9/30/12 | Michael Pell
    More cheating scandals inevitable, as states can’t ensure test integrityNational education policy built on test scores is undermined By Michael Pell The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Updated: 7:56 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 The stain of cheating spread unchecked across 44 Atlanta schools before the state finally stepped in and cleaned it up. But across the country, oversight remains so haphazard that most states cannot guarantee the integrity of their standardized tests, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has found. Poor oversight means that cheating scandals in other states are inevitable. It also undermines a national education policy built on test scores, which the states...
  • Iran test-fires missiles, sinks warship-sized target

    09/25/2012 11:16:34 AM PDT · by SpinnerWebb · 16 replies
    www.cbsnews.com ^ | 9/25/2012 | AP
    (CBS/AP) TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has test-fired four missiles designed to hit warships during a drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian military commander said. The missiles were fired simultaneously and hit a "big target" the size of a warship, sinking it within 50 seconds, Gen. Ali Fadavi of the powerful Revolutionary Guard was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency.
  • Iran Claims Missile Success on Mock Warships

    09/25/2012 4:54:23 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/9/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Iran, the day before Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at the United Nations, claimed Tuesday it successfully fired four missiles at a mock sea target representing warships. The timing of the missile tests is part of Iran’s propaganda campaign to instill fear among Israel and American leaders, who have warned that the “military option” is on the table if Tehran does not stop its unsupervised nuclear development and enrichment of uranium that can be used to manufacture a nuclear warhead aimed at Israel. The Ahmadinejad regime has claimed successful military tests at a dizzying rate, but several analysts have said...
  • Lethality of the 22 LR(field tests)

    09/15/2012 1:34:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 116 replies
    <p>I've been shooting the 22LR for many years and even bought a new bolt action 22 LR rifle (Savage Mark II BTVS) so I could train more cheaply for tactical precision rifle matches. As I started to train, I actually became impressed with what could be achieved with the 22LR in short and medium distances and wondered about the actual lethality of the round, so I decided to do some research in that area.</p>
  • 5 men withstand 1.7 kiloton nuclear explosion

    07/19/2012 7:42:23 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3 November 2011 | atomcentral
    ^^ The link
  • DOJ lawsuit: Physical test for police officers discriminates against women

    07/03/2012 4:08:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/3/12 | Joel Gehrke
    The Corpus Christi, Tex. Police Department has found itself on the business end of a civil rights lawsuit after the Justice Department concluded that a physical ability test used when considering job applications discriminates against women. As a condition for employment, new applicants must pass a physical ability test (PAT) involving: pullups, a 300-meter run, a 1.5 mile run, and sit-ups. Only 19 percent of female applicants passed this test between 2005 and 2009, compared to 63 percent of men, the DOJ complaint records. The Justice Department says that the test discriminates
  • US takes back supercomputing crown with world's fastest computer

    06/18/2012 8:12:23 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/18/12 | FoxNews
    A U.S. supercomputer has won back the crown in the never-ending battle for the world's most powerful supercomputer. Its victory is the latest milestone marking the steady climb of computing power all across the globe. The Top500 industry list gave its No. 1 ranking to the Sequoia supercomputer housed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California — a spot earned by Sequoia's ability to crunch 16.32 quadrillion calculations per second (16.32 petaflops/s). Such supercomputing power is used by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration to simulate nuclear weapons tests for older weapons that have been sitting in the U.S. arsenal....
  • [Russia Sends Greeting] UFO seen over Israel apparently Russian ICBM test

    06/07/2012 8:37:03 PM PDT · by bd476 · 69 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/08/2012 06:04 | By YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Hundreds of Israelis across country flood police lines with reports of a light in the sky, traveling in a spiral with a large trail behind it. Russia announced on Thursday night that it had carried out a successful test of an inter-continental ballistic missile, seemingly explaining a mysterious moving light seen in the skies over Israel, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Jordan. Hundreds of Israelis across the country flooded police lines with reports that they had seen a light in the sky, traveling in a spiral with a large trail behind it on Thursday night. Police in the northern district...
  • High School Freshman Wins Award For Pancreatic Cancer Test

    05/23/2012 5:01:12 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 48 replies
    WBAL News ^ | May 22, 2012 | Robert Lang
    He is only a freshman at North County High School in Anne Arundel County. However, 15-year-old Jack Andraka is being recognized for developing what may become an effective way to detect pancreatic cancer.
  • Judge Declares State Worker Drug Testing Order Unconstitutional

    04/26/2012 1:22:00 PM PDT · by redreno · 25 replies
    NBCMiami ^ | 04/26/2012 | unknown
    A federal judge declared Gov. Rick Scott's order requiring drug testing for some 85,000 state workers unconstitutional Thursday, saying the governor showed no evidence of a drug problem at the agencies to warrant suspicionless testing. The ruling marks the second blow to Scott's proposals regarding drug testing. The governor also suspended a state law he supported that required drug testing for welfare recipients last year after a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. A federal judge in Orlando has temporarily blocked that law. The ACLU and a government worker's union also filed a lawsuit last year challenging Scott's...
  • NBC: North Korean nuclear test could happen as early as Tuesday night

    04/24/2012 4:00:15 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 80 replies
    North Korea could carry out an underground test of a nuclear weapon as early as Tuesday night as the North's reclusive leadership dramatically tries to up the stakes with the U.S. and the West, U.S. officials told NBC News. U.S. officials say North Korea may already have an arsenal between 12 and a "few dozen" far more advanced weapons, many more than generally believed.
  • Pentagon releases results of 13,000-mph test flight over Pacific

    04/21/2012 8:17:26 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 65 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/20/12 | W.J. Hennigan
    The results are in from last summer’s attempt to test new technology that would provide the Pentagon with a lightning-fast vehicle, capable of delivering a military strike anywhere in the world in less than an hour. In August the Pentagon's research arm, known as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, carried out a test flight of an experimental aircraft capable of traveling at 20 times the speed of sound. The arrowhead-shaped unmanned aircraft, dubbed Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2, blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, northwest of Santa Barbara, into the upper reaches of the Earth's atmosphere...
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    02/28/2012 7:05:14 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 176 replies · 1+ views
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  • mother's nightmare as baby born deformed after doctors misdiagnose ectopic pregnancy

    01/24/2012 7:17:44 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2:24 AM on 25th January 2012 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A mother is suing the obstetrician who she claims misdiagnosed her pregnancy as ectopic and injected her foetus with an abortant, resulting in birth defects. Thirty-five-year-old Rachel Schoger of Caldwell, Idaho, says she was four weeks five days pregnant with her daughter, Seraphine, when her doctor injected her foetus with chemotherapy drug methotrexate in 2006. Two weeks later, the baby was found inside the uterus. And against all odds, Seraphine made it through term. But the little girl will never lead a normal life, her mother says, after she was born without reproductive organs or a rectum as a result...
  • Non-opus from a ten year NOOB. (VANITY)

    10/17/2011 4:00:35 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 26 replies
    October 17, 2011 | me
    No incoherent rants or long-winded speeches from yours truly. Just a great big THANK YOU to all who do their part to make Free Republic the best conservative gathering place around.
  • 'If Fred Got Two Beatings Per Day…' Homework Asks

    01/07/2012 10:33:54 PM PST · by Altariel · 126 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | January 7, 2012 | Olivia Katrandjian
    Third graders in in Gwinnett County, Ga., were given math homework Wednesday that asked questions about slavery and beatings. Christopher Braxton told ABC News affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta that he couldn't believe the assignment his 8-year-old son brought home from of Beaver Ridge Elementary school in Norcross. "It kind of blew me away," Braxton said. "Do you see what I see? Do you really see what I see? He's not answering this question." The question read, "Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?" Another math problem read, "If Frederick...
  • Iran Reports Test-Firing Surface-to-Air Missile

    01/01/2012 6:06:15 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 01, 2012 | unattributed
    Iran's navy said Sunday it test-fired an advanced surface-to-air missile during a drill in international waters near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the passageway for one-sixth of the world's oil supply. Iran's state TV said the missile, named Mehrab, or Altar, is designed to evade radar and was developed by Iranian scientists. The report said the missile was tested Sunday but provided no further details. A leading Iranian lawmaker said the sea maneuvers serve as practice for closing the Strait of Hormuz if the West blocks Iran's oil sales. After top Iranian officials made the same threat a week ago,...
  • Candidate Match Game (Did Every One See and/or Take This Test?)

    12/15/2011 9:56:17 AM PST · by Why So Serious · 98 replies
    USAToday (Title/Link Only) ^ | Recent | Multiple
    Did you take or see this quiz? I did and my winners were Bachmann, Paul, and Santorum [in that order]. I would say that Newt was on my radar screen, as was Bachmann and Paul. Santorum never even entered my mind. I would have thought I preferred Paul over Bachmann [test says, NO!]. Every person on my desk took it and none of them came up with Romney http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/candidate-match-game
  • Hold my beer!

    12/14/2011 12:23:05 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    photobucket ^ | 12/14/11 | swampsniper
    Russian airbag test.
  • Test your news IQ - Pew Research Center

    12/03/2011 9:58:26 AM PST · by Aria · 146 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | unknown | Pew Research Center
    This was very interesting... This is a terrific test. And it shows results in a number of ways. It clearly indicates that the majority of Americans don't have a clue about what's going on in the world. No wonder our politicians take such advantage of us. It's astonishing that so many people got less than half right. These results say that 80% of the (voting) public doesn't have a clue, and that's pretty scary. There are no tricks here - just a simple test to see if you are current on your information. This is quite good and the results...
  • What a 120mph Crash-Test Looks Like

    11/30/2011 8:28:18 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 30, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Occupants experience "up to 400 g" As you are likely aware, our own NHTSA test-crashes all new cars for sale in the US at speeds up to 40 mph- as do EU authorities and a few others.  One day the folks at English television show Fifth Gear (not to be confused with Jeremy Clarkson's unparelled Top Gear) wondered over tea what would happen if they had some crash-test pros set up the cement barrier and run a Ford Focus into it at 120 mph... triple normal testing speeds. So they did it... and this is what happens: Car decelerates from 120-0 in .068 seconds Occupants experience up...
  • FEMA EAS Test [Live Thread]

    11/09/2011 11:00:40 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 337 replies
    FEMA ^ | 11/9/11
    Okay everyone...approaching 2:00pm Eastern...ready for the "Big EAS Test"?