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  • China could invade by 2020, Taiwan’s military says

    10/09/2013 1:52:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    France 24 ^ | 10/09/2013 | (France 24 with wires)
    If China’s two-decade-long arms buildup continues at current rates, the mainland will be able “to take Taiwan by force before the end of 2020” despite any moves by Taiwanese allies such as the US to repel an invasion, Taiwan’s military said Tuesday. … China’s annual military spending has grown by double-digit rates on average for the past 20 years or so, according to the 2013 National Defense Report. The study added that China’s capacity for weapons research and manufacturing had also greatly increased and had come to pose “a grave threat to Taiwan”. China produces much of its military hardware...
  • Neighbor from hell 'who performed lewd dance at child's party and......

    09/20/2013 9:33:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    mail online ^ | Rachel Quigley
    FULL TITLE: Neighbor from hell 'who performed lewd dance at child's party and said she wished the mom was dead' breaks silence to claim SHE was the bullied one and husband wanted an affair A woman dubbed the 'neighbor from hell' has hit back at the family who say she terrorized them, claiming that she was the one being bullied and that the husband wanted to have an affair with her. Lori Christensen, 50, from Minnesota, became notorious in 2012 for allegedly targeting her neighbors without good reason. Police received more than 100 calls about her behavior which ranged from...
  • Tokyo chosen to host 2020 Summer Olympics

    09/07/2013 6:02:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/07/2013 | David Wharton
    <p>Amid concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the International Olympic Committee voted Saturday to select Tokyo as the host city for the 2020 Summer Games.</p> <p>The capital city outdistanced two other finalists — Istanbul and Madrid — as Japanese officials vowed that radioactive leaks would have no effect on the Games.</p>
  • OECD Says Oil Prices Could Reach $150-$270 By 2020

    03/23/2013 2:33:16 PM PDT · by Laurent.w · 32 replies
    4-traders ^ | 6 March 2013 | Jenny Gross
    Oil prices could rise to anywhere between $150 and $270 a barrel by 2020 as demand growth in emerging markets like India and China out paces expected supply, the OECD said Wednesday. The report shows the central role that Asian oil demand will play in determining prices, even as the U.S. reduces its need for energy imports amid a surge in its unconventional hydrocarbons production. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Energy reported China overtook the U.S. as the world's largest net oil importer.
  • Shale oil can't stop crude topping $150 by 2020

    02/23/2013 3:59:29 AM PST · by Laurent.w · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 11, 2012 | Richard Mably
    Oil prices are likely to rise sharply from 2015, surpassing $150 a barrel in 2019 and 2020, Bernstein Research said. The 180-page report from Bernstein estimates Brent will rise from an average $113 in 2015 to $158 in 2020, with U.S. crude priced at a $5 discount. While U.S. shale oil and Canadian oil sands have reinvigorated the North American oil industry, new supplies are too small to meet emerging market demand growth. By 2015, shale oil is forecast to constitute just 3.2 pct of global supply, up from 1.5 pct now. The cost of production will support prices. Bernstein...
  • 2020[Summer Olympics]: Too Soon for Turkey

    08/17/2012 7:52:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    On Sunday, the 2012 Summer Olympic Games came to a close. London’s spectacle was successful, even if marred at times by scandal and excessive political correctness. The end of the games may bring calm to London traffic, but the closing ceremony was simply the starting whistle for the final leg of another race: The competition to host the 2020 games.
  • What 2010 Census Tells Us About 2020 Reapportionment

    12/31/2011 8:07:01 AM PST · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 28, 2011 | By Sean Trende
    The 2010 redistricting season is beginning to wrap up, with only a dozen or so states still waiting to announce their new lines. And soon we'll have our first race under the revised congressional apportionment. Yet for those of us who follow congressional races closely, the Census Bureau granted us an early Christmas present when it released 2011 estimates for population in each state. Using these numbers, we can extrapolate changes in population from the 2010 numbers, and estimate what the population of each state would look like in 2020 if the trends hold true. This then enables us to...
  • Santorum raises $700k in Q3

    10/15/2011 8:50:18 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 58 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | 11-15-11 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rick Santorum raised $704,000 for the third fundraising quarter that ended in September, his campaign said, adding that most of it was raised in the final three weeks of that period. But he also spent $743,000, leaving his account with $189,000 in cash on hand. Continue Reading Santorum has been running a by-the-bootstraps effort that focuses heavily on Iowa and scoring among the top finishers in the Iowa caucuses. And he's been using the debates to try to vault himself ahead. UPDATE: Santorum also has just over $70,000 in debt.
  • International Space Station to be 'sunk' after 2020

    07/28/2011 7:04:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/26/11 | AFP
    Russia and its partners plan to plunge the International Space Station (ISS) into the ocean at the end of its life cycle after 2020 so as not to leave space junk, its space agency said on Wednesday. "After it completes its existence, we will be forced to sink the ISS. It cannot be left in orbit, it's too complex, too heavy an object, it can leave behind lots of rubbish," said deputy head of Roskosmos space agency Vitaly Davydov. "Right now we've agreed with our partners that the station will be used until approximately 2020," he said in comments released...
  • Dems fault Obama for not using bully pulpit (no mention of $25 TRILLION debt by 2020 catastrophe)

    06/29/2011 4:10:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/29/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Dems fault Obama for not using bully pulpitBy Alexander Bolton - 06/29/11 05:45 AM ET Senate Democrats are accusing President Obama of failing to use his bully pulpit effectively in the debt-ceiling fight. They say most people are confused about the issue and don’t understand they’d face an economic catastrophe if the $14.3 trillion ceiling isn’t raised by Aug. 2. While Democratic lawmakers share some of the blame, they say Obama has not used his media power aggressively enough to educate voters about the complex issue, and that this has given leverage to Republicans in negotiations on a deficit-reduction package...
  • $100B/Yr Climate Finance Challenging, But Possible (global taxes!) - UN Panel (Soros)

    11/06/2010 11:28:07 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 5, 2010 | Selina Williams
    Raising $100 billion a year of climate finance by 2020 is challenging, but possible through mechanisms including carbon markets, domestic carbon taxes and a variety of international transportation taxes, a United Nations advisory group said in a report Friday. Earlier this year, the UN's Ban established the panel, which includes U.S. National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, billionaire financier George Soros and Deutsche Bank vice-chairman Caio Koch-Weser. The financing will be used to support mitigation and adaptation efforts in developing countries--in particular, for the poorest and most vulnerable communities.
  • ‘This Week with Christiane Amanpour’ to air Town Hall Special; 20/20, ‘Islam in America’

    09/28/2010 4:26:49 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 27 replies
    TV Newser ^ | Sept. 28, 2010 | Molly Stark Dean
    ABC is jumping head-first into the New York City mosque debate with a special town hall edition of “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” focusing on Islam in America and a “20/20″ prime time special with Diane Sawyer on the same topic. Amanpour will tape the town hall tomorrow night in New York City at ABC’s Times Square Studios. It will air Sunday, October 3. Amanpour lives in New York but commutes to DC for her show. The “20/20″ special airs Friday night at 10pmET. This is Sawyer’s first primetime special since taking over as anchor of “World News” late last...
  • Japanese Robots to Take Over the Moon by 2020

    06/01/2010 5:44:46 AM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies · 349+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | June 1, 2010 | Jason Mick
    Even as the U.S. begrudgingly watches it own 21st century Moon-landing aspirations fade into the sunset, other nations are more than happy to pick up the slack. We've already covered China and India's lunar ambitions extensively. Now another Asian superpower is thirsting for the resources buried on Earth's largest natural satellite. According to a report in Japanese publication NODE, JAXA, Japan's space program, is looking to pour $2.2B USD into plans to put an army of robots (peaceful robots, of course) on the Moon.
  • 7 companies that won't make it to 2020

    12/09/2009 7:34:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies · 3,216+ views
    MSN Money ^ | 12/9/2009 | Michael Brush
    NO SPACE FOR COMPLETE EXPLANATION, CAN ONLY POST EXCERPTS. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE BY CLICKING ABOVE LINK : Potentially fatal flaws come in many forms. But three crop up the most when you talk to experts: excessive debt, superior competitors and the inability to keep up with technological change. 1. Palm With the Treo, Palm (PALM, news, msgs) was an early pioneer of the move to smart phones. So it doesn't seem right that stronger competitors such as Apple (AAPL, news, msgs) and Research In Motion (RIMM, news, msgs) are now going to crush it. But that seems to be Palm's...
  • Update on Barbara Walters and Palin (Trig is wonderful)

    11/20/2009 10:25:09 PM PST · by ak267 · 10 replies · 1,272+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 11/21/2009 | ak267
    Update by Daniel: From ABC's "20/20" tonight:
  • Mish Unemployment Projections Through 2020 - It Looks Grim

    11/14/2009 8:24:06 AM PST · by BGHater · 6 replies · 545+ views
    Inquiring minds are interested in figuring out how long it might take to get back to "full employment" defined as 5%. John Mauldin touched upon this theme in Welcome to the New Normal. John's analysis stopped short of making actual projections as to when full employment would return, or the detailed path it would take to get there year by year. However, I thank John for providing a nice starting point for discussion. In Scarred Job Market Expected to Weigh on Economy The Wall Street Journal offers this look at how long it would take to return to employment levels...
  • 20/20 glosses over shooter's motives (blames "stress"); Ignores hero who stopped the massacre

    11/07/2009 6:08:05 AM PST · by American Infidel · 22 replies · 843+ views
    My apologies if this a duplicate. I didn't see this posted. I couldn't help but notice on ABC's 20/20 'report' on the Fort Hood shooting last night, that they went out of their way to blame "stress" for the shooting despite the fact that the shooter had never been deployed anywhere, nor had he ever been on the battle field. Although they did touch upon his islamic jihadi tendencies of late, they didn't dare point to that as the motive. They also only gave a brief (literally 10-15 seconds) mention of the heroic woman (Kimberly Munley)who stopped the killer's rampage...
  • couples persecuted for their faith in England

    10/23/2009 9:04:43 AM PDT · by freeman2 · 5 replies · 366+ views
    cereal ^ | 10/21/09 | unknown
    I have an article that talks about “the secrets plans” Islamic are using to over throw westerners and England by the year 2020. This article will help the couples who is currently being persecuted for debating with a Muslim women in their privately own hotel. I have no way of reaching them. Maybe you could forward this to their lawyers. After you read the article, you will realize that it is part of the Muslim’s scheme, all planted. If you would like this article emailed over to you, please let me know by email. If I can help in anyway,...
  • Obama's regulatory chief pushes new 'bill of rights'

    09/10/2009 9:42:21 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 50 replies · 1,911+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK – A government that is constitutionally required to offer each citizen a "useful" job in the farms or industries of the nation. A country whose leadership intercedes to ensure every farmer can sell his product for a good return. A nation that has the power to act against "unfair competition" and monopolies in business. This is not a description of Cuba, communist China, or the USSR until 1991. It's the vision of the future of the U.S, as mandated by a radical new "bill of rights" drawn up and pushed by President Obama's newly confirmed regulatory czar, Cass...
  • Nasa 'needs another Ł30bn to fulfil Moon mission'

    08/13/2009 9:30:23 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 44 replies · 1,034+ views
    The Times ^ | 8/13/2009 | Jacqui Goddard in Miami
    Nasa will not be able to meet its target of sending humans back to the Moon by 2020, or even dream of landing on Mars, because it is suffering from chronic underfunding, a presidential review panel has warned. The US space agency needs at least another $50 billion (Ł30 billion) over the next decade if it is to come close to delivering on its vision for retiring the space shuttle, completing construction of the International Space Station and launching ambitious new voyages of discovery. Buzz Aldrin on the Moon in 1969. He believes a new lunar mission would be pointless...
  • Canadian Health Care: A Viable Model? (John Stossel on ABC's 20/20 TONIGHT 10pm EST)

    07/31/2009 6:09:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 75 replies · 2,049+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/31/09
    Canadian Health Care: A Viable Model? John Stossel discovers some dead-serious drawbacks to socialized medicine.
  • 60 Minutes Fear of a Nation Clinging to its Guns

    07/27/2009 10:30:03 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 21 replies · 1,351+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-26-09 | Wordsmith
    This was originally televised back in April, but was repeated again tonight: [20/20 Video] Too bad Lesley Stahl couldn't utilize footage of 20/20's "Virginia Tech" gun experiment (which looks to have been aired the same weekend as the 60 Minutes ep) to buttress her "more gun control/guns are bad" push: [Video's At Site] I think there are some good points and merit in the 20/20 scenario staging; however, their experiment itself, I think, is far from empirical and nonbiased. For one, the "intruder" is already at a clear advantage given he's a trained firearms instructor firing with the accuracy of...
  • JOHN LOTT: ABC’s Shameful '20/20' Experiment

    04/20/2009 5:31:23 AM PDT · by Sudetenland · 28 replies · 1,608+ views
    The Fox Forum ^ | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates look desperate. Last Friday night, on April 10, ABC aired a heavily promoted, hour long “20/20″ special called “If I Only Had a Gun.” It is ABC’s equivalent of NBC’s infamous exploding gas tanks in General Motors pickups where NBC rigged the truck to explode. With legislation in Texas and Missouri advancing to eliminate gun-free zones at universities, perhaps this response isn’t surprising. The show started and ended by claiming that allowing potential victims to carry guns would not help keep them safe –- not even with hundreds of hours of practice firing guns. No mention was...
  • Armed self-defense & ‘The Stopwatch of Death’

    04/17/2009 4:40:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies · 890+ views
    Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 April, 2009 | Paul Valone
    “Time is our worst adversary in dealing with active killers. We’re racing what I call ‘the Stopwatch of Death.’ Victims are often added to the toll every several seconds.” -- Ron Borsch, a 30-year law enforcement veteran who manages the South East Area Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy in Bedford, Ohio. Photo: Oleg Volk, www.olegvolk.net“If I only had a gun,” ABC’s recent segment of “20/20,” treated viewers to a biased and deeply flawed “study” promoting the opinion that armed citizens are incapable of stopping active killers in mass homicides. On Monday, “Myths of Armed Self-Defense” exposed “20/20’s” fallacy of the...
  • Diane Sawyer rigs mass shooting experiment on 20/20

    04/15/2009 4:29:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies · 1,902+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 14 April, 2008 | Dean Rieck
    Do you think it's a good idea to be armed during a mass shooting? Diane Sawyer and the producers of ABC's 20/20 aren't so sure. In fact, on Friday, April 10, 2009, Sawyer spent a full hour trying desperately to prove how dangerous guns are and how ordinary people can't possibly defend themselves with firearms. The show's snarky title: "If I Only Had A Gun." Slanted information filled the report, seemingly pulled from the press releases of the Brady Campaign, with not a single dissenting opinion. The most egregious slight of hand was a rigged experiment that struggled to show...
  • Breaking Down 60 Minutes' Anti-Gun Bias

    04/14/2009 6:48:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 611+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | 13 April, 2009 | David Rittgers
    ABC’s 20/20 did a hit piece on the Second Amendment and armed citizens on Friday night. The show responded to the growing sentiment that “if I only had a gun,” maybe an armed citizen could make a difference in a spree shooting such as the incidents at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University. In reality, it ought to be called “if I had ONLY a gun.” Picking people without concealed carry permits to represent the armed citizen and rigging the scenario to ensure that they don’t defeat your narrative is propaganda, not journalism. Several college students are selected to represent...
  • If I Only Had A Gun misfires for 20/20 when they cannot stay on topic.

    04/13/2009 7:42:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies · 2,666+ views
    LA gun rights examiner ^ | 11 April, 2009 | John LongeneckerGo to John's Home Page
    How do you hit the broad side of a barn in a news report when you can't see the core issues? How did we know the report would be misleading and terribly lacking? As you know, I write for non-gun owners. I furnish analysis and facts more on the issue of liberty and citizen authority than guns themselves. Guns, liberty, and our sovereign authority over officials in this country are inextricable, and I have shown why over the years. The armed citizen is not an opinion concept, it is and always has been a safeguard of our way of life....
  • ABC 20/20 Agrees: Matthew Shepard Murdered During Robbery, Not Hate Crime

    11/15/2004 8:14:16 AM PST · by gidget7 · 65 replies · 9,200+ views
    massnews.com ^ | 11/15/2004 | massnews.com
    ABC 20/20 Agrees: Matthew Shepard Murdered During Robbery, Not Hate Crime The 1998 Matthew Shepard murder, portrayed as a hate crime because Shepard was homosexual, was in fact a bungled burglary and not motivated by hate, according to a new ABC 20/20 investigation, which confirms a MassNews exclusive published at the time. However, ABC did not reveal that this legend was begun by Pinch Sulzberger (using the power of both the New York Times and the Boston Globe which he had just inherited) to begin his plan of imposing homosexual “marriage” across the entire nation, beginning in Massachusetts. According to...
  • Spitzer prostitute sits down for TV interview

    11/18/2008 3:05:46 PM PST · by Nick Thimmesch · 26 replies · 1,282+ views
    Associated Prostitutes ^ | 11-17-08 | AP
    The prostitute at the center of the salacious scandal that brought down former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and generated national headlines is going to dish on her life as a pricey escort. ABC says Ashley Alexandra Dupre sat down with Diane Sawyer on the program "20/20." Dupre reveals how an "upper middle-class, girl next door got into the profession and the psychological journey she continues to experience."
  • China defense could be $360 billion a year by 2020

    08/01/2008 5:48:17 PM PDT · by Flavius · 26 replies · 90+ views
    ap ^ | 8/1/08 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    AP spewing stuff, but still what will war with China look like...
  • NASA on target for return to the moon by 2020: officials

    12/10/2007 6:20:45 PM PST · by Names Ash Housewares · 138 replies · 300+ views
    breitbart ^ | Dec 10 07:26 PM
    Despite funding uncertainty, NASA is on track to return humans to the moon by 2020 and set up a lunar outpost to serve as a springboard to explore Mars, officials said Monday. "Our job is to build towns on the moon and eventually put tire prints on Mars," NASA's Rick Gilbrech told reporters here, one year after the US space agency unveiled an ambitious plan to site a solar-powered, manned outpost on the south pole of the moon. "We have the International Space Station; we're going to have a lunar outpost, and someday, certainly, somebody will go to Mars," said...
  • Stossel brings some common sense to the healthcare debate

    09/23/2007 12:21:58 PM PDT · by ensignsj · 7 replies · 130+ views
    Rochester Pundit ^ | Rochester Pundit
    John Stossel's 20/20 special "Whose Body is it Anyway?: Sick in America" is a fantastic piece of television journalism in what I see as a pretty sad age for that profession. I've always liked Stossel, not because his views often align with my conservative sensibilities, but because he just makes sense. I think that's why liberals hate him so much. There's a veritable mountain of good stuff in this piece, but his overriding point is that the individual should be in control of his or her health care, not the insurance companies and certainly not the government. Amen and amen!
  • OECD warns against biofuels subsidies

    09/10/2007 11:18:30 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 31 replies · 659+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 9/10/2007 | Andrew Bounds
    Governments need to scrap subsidies for biofuels, as the current rush to support alternative energy sources will lead to surging food prices and the potential destruction of natural habitats, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development will warn on Tuesday. The OECD will say in a report to be discussed by ministers on Tuesday that politicians are rigging the market in favour of an untried technology that will have only limited impact on climate change. “The current push to expand the use of biofuels is creating unsustainable tensions that will disrupt markets without generating significant environmental benefits,” say the authors...
  • Are Americans Cheap? (John Stossel)

    11/29/2006 6:15:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1,813+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 29, 2006 | John Stossel
    The New York Times and Washington Post editorialize about America's "stinginess." Former President Jimmy Carter says when it comes to helping others, "The rich states don't give a damn." Standing outside the White House, the singer Bono told the press that America doesn't do enough to help the needy: "It's the crumbs off our tables that we offer these countries." It seems obvious to Bono and President Carter that America offers "crumbs" because the governments of most other wealthy countries distribute a larger percentage of their nations' wealth in foreign aid. Yes, the U.S. government gave out $20 billion last...
  • Putting Faith to the Test (Satan Unmasked)

    05/17/2007 9:52:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 2,820+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 8, 2007 | JOY CIARCIA-LEVY and RICHARD GERDAU
    Litchfield, Conn., is the kind of place a lot of people might choose to raise a family. Among its other appealing qualities, Litchfield has a microscopically low crime rate, as in other suburban communities across America. 'The Grip of the Devil' But no town can be protected from all things evil. Some time ago in this peaceful community, wife and mother Pat Reading felt as though she were possessed by satanic spirits. In a series of exorcisms, a local bishop tried to free her from what they saw as the grip of the devil. Reading's then-teenage daughter Michelle Reading witnessed...
  • Born in the Wrong Body (barf alert):

    04/27/2007 8:15:02 AM PDT · by thehumanlynx · 18 replies · 493+ views
    April 25, 2007— This past Christmas, Riley Grant received a present that can be described as bittersweet — a video game that allowed her to morph a digital body into anything she wanted. Almost immediately, Riley, a 10-year-old transgender girl who is biologically a boy, adopted a virtual female persona. If only life were so easy, that she could punch a button and turn into a girl. "She has a birth defect, and we call it that. I can't think of a worse birth defect, as a woman to have, than to have a penis," Riley's mother, Stephanie, told Barbara...
  • First, We "Elected" Billary. Are We About To "Elect" Rudith?

    04/02/2007 4:34:39 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 33 replies · 559+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | April 2, 2007 | The Stiletto
    Rudy Giuliani made the first serious blunder of his presidential campaign in a "20/20" interview that was broadcast on Friday. No, not the bit about wife, Judith, having a "secret" husband before marrying and divorcing Bruce Nathan, then wedding Rudy in 2003. That other bit, when Rudy told Barbara Walters that he would allow his wife to sit in on Cabinet meetings if he wins the White House: "If she wanted to. If they were relevant to something that she was interested in. I mean that would be something that I'd be very, very comfortable with." The First Lady hopeful,...
  • Charity's Political Divide, Republicans give a bigger share to charity (Democrats Don't)

    12/27/2006 8:07:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 5,121+ views
    The Chronicle of Philanthropy ^ | 11.23.06 | Ben Gose
    Republicans give a bigger share of their incomes to charity, says a prominent economistIt's been a tough month for conservatives, with the Republican Party losing control of both houses of Congress, but a new book being released this week may help brighten their spirits.  In Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism (Basic Books), Arthur C. Brooks finds that religious conservatives are far more charitable than secular liberals, and that those who support the idea that government should redistribute income are among the least likely to dig into their own wallets to help others.  Some of his findings...
  • The Most Shocking "20/20" Episode Ever

    12/04/2006 3:26:08 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 19 replies · 1,961+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 12/04/06 | Pat Fish
    Here's some TV tidbits. This past Friday I watched a "20/20" episode I can't get out of my mind. A young, vulnerable teen is forced to strip for an alleged search then for three hours is continually humiliated and forced to do unspeakable things. This while her horrible boss at McDonald's allows it to go on although the teen begs her for mercy. It really happened. And a whole bunch of people were so despicable, stupid and immoral that it boggles the mind. And the real perpetrator walked off completely free.
  • Barbara Walters Interviews Terri Irwin (Live Thread)

    09/27/2006 3:10:41 PM PDT · by mom4kittys · 127 replies · 3,912+ views
    Reminder--Airing tonight 10PM ET/9PM Central on ABC
  • China May Import 60 Billion Kwh of Russian Electricity By 2020

    09/24/2006 3:29:54 PM PDT · by jdm · 4 replies · 387+ views
    Energy Central ^ | Sept 24, 2006 | Daily News Bulletin; Moscow
    China is ready to increase imports of electricity from Russia to 60 billion kWh by 2020, Nikolai Voropai, director of the Melentiev Energy System Institute, said. At the request of Unified Energy System of Russia the institute and a number of other scientific institutions carried out an evaluation of the possibilities in Siberia and the Far East to export electricity to China, he said at an energy roundtable as part of the IV Baikal Economic Forum. In 2008 China may increase consumption of Russian electricity to 10 billion kWh, by 2010 - to 20 billion-22 billion kWh, and by 2012...
  • Anyone watching 20/20?

    09/01/2006 7:45:59 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 54 replies · 1,089+ views
    Is anyone watching 20/20? It's a pretty good episode. They are exposing teachers unions. Pretty good stuff I'm supprised this is on ABC.
  • Why the Electoral College Will Be Banished

    09/01/2006 9:02:35 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 112 replies · 2,518+ views
    Dvorak Uncensored ^ | 2006 (doesn't say) | John C. Dvorak
    Over time national elections in the USA have evolved into serving two distinct functions. The first is obvious, it's to re-elect representatives. The other, less obvious, is to finance mass media with infusions of advertising dollars. The second, less apparent function, is why campaign finance reform will never get very far. And I also believe it's why the Electoral College will be eliminated in the years ahead. When people of either party talk about leveling the playing field with campaign finance reform one party always blames the other when it fails to be implemented. I blame the media. The history...
  • The Shadow Party: FrontPage Interviews Co-Author Richard Poe

    08/29/2006 3:12:51 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 189 replies · 4,379+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | August 29, 2006 | Jamie Glazov
    A new book by David Horowitz and Richard Poe has enraged the Left and alarmed many conservatives. It exposes the machinations of a radical clique working at the highest levels of government and finance to undermine American power. That book is The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party. It hit the New York Times bestseller list in its first week in print. Here to tell us about The Shadow Partyis co-author Richard Poe, our esteemed colleague at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, where he serves as director of research. Mr....
  • Parents should have choice of schools

    01/27/2006 5:54:47 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 376+ views
    North County Times ^ | 01.24.06 | BRIDGIT JORDAN
    The other evening I watched the television news program "20/20." This particular show featured a segment called "Stupid in America." As I watched, it wasn't the higher test scores European students received compared to Americas that stood out to me, although this was alarming, it was the way the whole school system was run. The show explained that the money to educate a child in Europe is "attached" to the child. This "attached money" gives parents the opportunity to send their children to a school of their choosing. It allows for parents to select the kind of education they want...
  • School Competition Needed

    01/21/2006 10:01:30 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 255+ views
    Charleston.net ^ | 01.18.05
    Education increasingly determines the outcome of economic competition, on both the individual and collective levels. Yet educational competition is lacking in the United States, where many schools remain mired in a pattern of academic failure that puts our nation - and our children - in long-term economic peril. The school choice movement aims to provide that competitive spark through charter schools, tax credits and vouchers. Like any initiative that takes on an entrenched bureaucracy, it has met intense resistance and experienced setbacks, including the recent Florida Supreme Court ruling scrapping that state's voucher program. That opinion, it should be noted,...
  • Stossel: Are American Kids Stupid?

    01/07/2006 12:45:10 PM PST · by wagglebee · 343 replies · 5,739+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/7/06 | NewsMax
    Are kids in the United States being cheated out of a quality education? In a special report airing this Friday on ABC's "20/20", John Stossel reveals the surprising truth. American high school students fizzle in international comparisons, placing well behind other countries, even poorer countries like Poland, the Czech Republic and South Korea. American kids do pretty well when they enter public school, but as time goes on, the worse they do. Why? School officials complain that they need more money, but as Stossel reports, most of the countries that outperform us spend less per student than we do. There...
  • Democrats seek energy independence by 2020

    12/12/2005 4:34:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 1,036+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/12/05 | Timothy Gardner
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democrats launched a plan on Monday for energy independence by 2020 that seeks to relieve historically high oil and gas prices by cutting reliance on foreign sources of energy. New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid (news, bio, voting record) Pennsylvania's Gov. Ed Rendell said greater use of renewable energy, mass transit and domestic fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel could cut oil and gas imports. A plan they unveiled on Monday is called Energy Independence 2020. President George W. Bush is seeking more domestic production of oil by pushing Congress to include opening...
  • US Navy to Expand fleet. (Hello Chicoms)

    12/05/2005 3:23:48 PM PST · by MARKUSPRIME · 16 replies · 1,196+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 - The Navy wants to increase its fleet to 313 ships by 2020, reversing years of decline in naval shipbuilding and adding dozens of warships designed to defeat emerging adversaries, senior Defense Department officials say
  • Turkey plans to send its first astronaut on mission by 2020.

    11/11/2005 8:09:31 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 25 replies · 494+ views
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 11/11/05
    ANKARA, November 11 (Itar-Tass) -- Turkey plans to send its first astronaut on mission by the year 2020. An agreement to the effect was signed between the U.S. Department of Defense and the Turkish Air Force in Ankara on Thursday, Radio Turkey said. NASA would assist the training and give technological support in joint aerospace projects with Turkey. The training of Turkish astronauts will start in 2008. When the studies are complete in 2015, the future astronauts will take a NASA exam and one of them would go on mission under the U.S. space program.