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  • Water On Earth Is Older Than The Sun

    09/27/2014 4:51:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | 09/27/2014
    It's no surprise that water was crucial to the formation of life on Earth. What may surprise you is that water on earth is older than the sun itself. Identifying the original source of Earth's water is key to understanding how life-fostering environments came into being and how likely they are to be found elsewhere. A new paper in Science says that much of our Solar System's water likely originated as ices that formed in interstellar space. Water is found throughout the Solar System, not just on Earth; on icy comets and moons, and in the shadowed basins of...
  • Climate Change March Out Of Step With Facts

    09/23/2014 12:19:33 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 23, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Junk Science: Those trying to save the planet leave trash-filled streets in advance of a U.N. climate confab that's a solution in search of a problem. Even a former administration official thinks the Earth is fine. Colorfully costumed zealots marched in New York and other cities Sunday in advance of Tuesday's U.N. Climate Summit. Once again they claimed, "The science is settled," and blamed capitalism for non-existent weather change. They barely noticed, as British climate-change skeptic Lord Christopher Monckton points out at Marc Morano's Climate Depot, the "Great Pause" in global temperatures now stands at 17 years and 11 months.
  • Obama and the Age of Reason

    06/18/2014 12:07:59 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 10 replies
    Vanity | 6/18/2014 | MosesKnows
    When Will Obama Reach The Age Of Reason? Parents experience great pride when their child reaches the age of reason. The parental pride comes from evidence that their parenting achieved some success. The evidence is the first signs of their child accepting responsibility for their actions. The child’s position evolves from saying my homework got lost To I lost my homework.
  • Why You Can't Compare Hillary Clinton's Age to Ronald Reagan's

    04/24/2014 11:49:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 60 replies
    National Journal ^ | 4/24/14 | Stephanie Stamm
    The age comparisons between Hillary Clinton and Ronald Reagan seem as natural as they are nonsensical. Yes, were Clinton to win in 2016, she would take office at age 69—just as Reagan did in 1981. And yes, the comparison is often made when Clinton's critics and allies debate whether she has the health to serve out two presidential terms.
  • Women begin feeling invisible to men ‘when they turn 51′

    04/06/2014 7:30:19 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 273 replies
    SWNS.com ^ | 25MAR2014 | SWNS Reporter
    Women feel invisible to the opposite sex at the age of 51, it emerged yesterday. A detailed study of 2,000 women revealed a large percentage felt they no longer received the level of attention they once did after hitting 51. Many even went as far as to admit they felt ‘ignored’. The women claimed their confidence plummeted after hitting 50 and blamed greying hair, having to to wear glasses or even struggling to find fashionable clothes. The lifestyle study, commissioned by herbal remedies company, A.Vogel, also found more than two thirds of women over 45 had walked into a room...
  • 8 reasons why New York women can’t get a husband

    03/13/2014 10:30:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 12, 2014 | Jane Ridley
    Last year, Susan Patton, a Princeton grad and the mother of two sons at the elite college, outraged feminists when she wrote an open letter to the Daily Princetonian telling female students to find a husband on campus before they graduate. The red alert — which argued that these Ivy League college girls “would never again be surrounded by this concentration of men who would be worthy of you” — went viral with more than 100 million hits. ... even in the dog-eat-dog dating jungle that is New York, there is hope for single career women between the ages of...
  • A Map of State Life Expectancies (And What Country They're Closest To)

    02/04/2014 9:20:49 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 48 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 4 Feb, 2014 | Gizmodo
    Americans are living longer, healthier lives—79.8 years on average—ranking 35th in the world in terms of life expectancy from birth. But where you live in the United States has a drastic impact on how far over or under the average your personal timeline will be. This illuminating map by the non-profit Measure of America shows how long you've likely got, and what country it's most similar to. Hawaiians top the longevity list with an average age of 81.3 years—equal to Barbados but still lagging far behind Japan's average of 84 years—while Mississippi is dead last with a paltry average age...
  • MSNBC Guest Columnists Hint They'd Be Cool with Raising 'Age of Criminal Responsibility' to Say 25?

    01/08/2014 9:21:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 53 replies
    "The New York State Legislature needs to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility, and they need to do it this year," demands the subheadline on MSNBC.com's landing page this afternoon for a story headlined, "Stop charging kids as adults." The column, co-authored by former NAACP president Ben Jealous and actress Rosario Dawson, promotes a push by the Citizens Committee for Children of New York [CCCNY] to change Empire State law so that minors aged 16 years old cannot be charged as adults. Jealous and Dawson don't disclose to what age they believe the age of criminal responsibility should be raised,...
  • Michelle Obama at 50,a milestone nears, first lady cuts her own path, gets high marks from public

    12/27/2013 9:33:08 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 61 replies
    chicagotribune ^ | 12-26-13 | Katherine Skiba
    "WASHINGTON—First lady Michelle Obama will be the guest of honor at a White House dance party next month when she turns "50 and fabulous," as she put it recently."
  • Scientists Confirm World's Oldest Creature...But Kill it Determining Its Age

    11/14/2013 8:21:14 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 14 2013 | JON DAVID KAHN
    2006, climate change experts from Bangor University in north Wales found a very special clam while dredging the seabeds of Iceland. At that time scientists counted the rings on the inside shell to determine that the clam was the ripe old age of 405. Unfortunately, by opening the clam which scientists refer to as "Ming," they killed it instantly. Cut to 2013, researchers have determined that the original calculations of Ming's age were wrong, and that the now deceased clam was actually 102 years older than originally thought. Ming was 507 years old at the time of its demise.
  • Strange Diagnosis

    11/09/2013 5:07:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    These events occurred very recently. No names are given so that no one need fear approbation or lawsuit. I stand behind the facts given, but will not reveal sources. An elderly woman was examined by her doctor of many years. Her family has a deep split in how they believe that care should be delivered. Half believe she should be cared for at home, and that her wishes about pain medication should be followed. The other half has expressed a desire for her to be in a nursing home, and believe that she should be given stronger (narcotic) pain medication,...
  • The climate alarmists have lost the debate: it's time we stopped indulging their poisonous fantasy

    10/09/2013 10:37:02 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    the telegraph ^ | 10/6/2013 | James Delingpole
    The story so far: with the release of its Fifth Assessment Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has proved beyond reasonable doubt that it cannot be taken seriously. Here are a few reasons why: IPCC lead author Dr Richard Lindzen has accused it of having "sunk to a level of hilarious incoherence." Nigel Lawson has called it "not science but mumbo jumbo". The Global Warming Policy Foundation's Dr David Whitehouse has described the IPCC's panel as "evasive and inaccurate" in the way it tried dodge the key issue of the 15-year (at least) pause in global warming; Donna Laframboise...
  • Study: Happiest years are ages 23, 69

    07/26/2013 8:20:08 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 21 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | July 26, 2013 | Frank Mungeam
    Happiness peaks at age 23 and again at age 69, according to a wide-ranging study just completed by the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. The study surveyed 23,161 individuals between ages 17 and 85 and found that life satisfaction was highest for those at ages 23 and 69. According to researchers, people in their early twenties overestimate their future life satisfaction by an average of around 10 percent, before the disappointments of life kick in. As people pass through the next decades, they face declining expectations, hitting their low point during their mid-fifties, when researchers...
  • Taxpayers to subsidize NY's higher minimum wage

    03/28/2013 11:51:01 AM PDT · by haffast · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3-27-2013 | Michael Gormley
    <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A hike in New York's minimum wage is a big win for Democrats, but a provision buried inside the tentative state budget shows taxpayers will be paying much of the bill.</p> <p>The "minimum wage reimbursement credit" is spelled out at the bottom of a revenue bill in the budget separate from the minimum wage measure. The credit would reimburse employers for part of the difference in wages from the current $7.25 minimum wage as it rises to $9 an hour by 2016.</p>
  • In Their Own Words: Climate Alarmists Debunk Their "Science"

    02/06/2013 2:05:51 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    FORBES ^ | February 6, 2013 | Larry Bell
    President Obama has put salvation from dreaded climate catastrophes on his action agenda hot list. During his inaugural address he said: “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” He went on to shame anyone who disagrees with this assessment, saying, “Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and powerful storms.”
  • Dems line up behind Pelosi against changing Medicare eligibility age (leaves 270K uninsured in 2021)

    12/13/2012 2:10:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/12/12 | Mike Lillis
    Dems line up behind Pelosi against changing Medicare eligibility ageBy Mike Lillis - 12/12/12 08:01 PM ET House Democrats are lining up behind Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) against raising Medicare’s eligibility age as part of a year-end tax-and-spending package. Pelosi rejected raising Medicare’s eligibility age in an op-ed published Tuesday in USA Today, then doubled down on that position Wednesday. “We want what happens to be fair,” she said in an interview on CBS’s “This Morning” program. “And one of the things that we object to is raising the Medicare age.” A number of Democrats say this is neither...
  • THE TOO-YOUNG RINGS OF URANUS

    11/21/2012 8:24:21 PM PST · by lasereye · 60 replies
    Revelation 6:14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. Everyone has seen pictures of the planet Saturn and its beautiful rings. Well, it is now known that many of our solar system's outer planets have rings. However, these rings are a problem for those astronomers who think that the universe is billions of years old. You see, the rings, which encircle the outer planets, would not be around today if the universe really was billions of years old. Recent studies of the rings of...
  • 12TH-CENTURY RABBI PREDICTED ISRAEL'S FUTURE

    11/19/2012 7:21:15 PM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 41 replies
    WND Faith ^ | nov 14, 2012 | WND EXCLUSIVE
    JERUSALEM – Judah Ben Samuel was a legendary and prolific German rabbi of the 12th century who made some astonishing and specific predictions about the future of Jerusalem and Israel that came true. Judah Ben Samuel, also known as Judah he-Hasid (Judah the Pious), lived and worked from the end of the 12th century until the beginning of the 13th century in Regensburg, authoring a number of books in the German language. snip Judah Ben Samuel also prophesied that during the 10th Jubilee Jerusalem would be under the control of the Jews and the Messianic “end times” would begin. If...
  • IKARIA, GREECE: The Oldest People On Earth Reveal The Secrets To Living Past 100

    07/15/2012 5:28:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/15/2012 | Dina Spector
    Jeremy Vandel/Flickr There's no magic bullet to living beyond the age of 100. But some places are on the right track.  National Geographic writer Dan Buettner seeks out "Blue Zones," a few pockets around the world where a higher number of people live for a remarkably long time. The remote island of Ikaria in Greece is one hotspot of exceptional human longevity. Here, there are more healthy people over 90 than any other place on the planet. Buettner and his team spent 15 months studying the centenarians of Ikaria. The trip was documented in a series of videos, in which...
  • Oral Hearings In Jennings v. BATFE Were Held Yesterday (handgun age restrictions)

    07/11/2012 12:11:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 11 July, 2012 | John Richardson
    The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments yesterday in the NRA's appeal of Jennings et al v. BATFE. This case, originally known as D'Cruz v. BATFE, challenges the Federal law that bars 18-20 year olds from purchasing handguns at retail from a licensed firearms dealer. This case was heard originally in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas before Judge Sam Cummings. He ruled for the BATFE and the NRA appealed a few days later. Judge Cummings found that the rights of 18-20 year olds were not violated as they could always buy a handgun...
  • Average age / Age of individual FReepers

    03/24/2012 1:53:59 PM PDT · by Blue Highway · 352 replies · 26+ views
    Freerepublic.com | 3/24/12 | Blue Highway
    Hey all just wanted to start a thread to get some perspective on the ages of us here. I know we are a diverse group, but just wonder if the majority is 40 and up and wondering if there is a growing younger crowd signing up here. If it's ok to post this here maybe we can start a FReeper log of:Name - Age - Sex I'd understand if people might not want to post this info so if it is a good idea feel free to post.
  • AppTech Unveils Much Hyped Mobile Marketing Tool for Android Phones (Age Recognition Has Arrived)

    01/20/2012 10:40:31 AM PST · by mnehring · 2 replies
    AppTech was the buzz of the mobile tech world Thursday as the company rolled out “ReconAge,” a mobile age recognition app for Android-powered devices. The application, which is free and available now for download from the Android Market, recognizes the approximate age of a person by making use of real time face recognition biometric systems online.Pretty nifty, indeed – especially with regard to the mobile marketing implications the app and its underlying technology deliver.“We’re changing the face of mobile marketing. AppTech is uniting brilliant minds around this idea. With the launch of ReconAge, we intend to introduce the usefulness of...
  • Missouri Lowers CCW Age to 21. Finally.

    07/12/2011 5:29:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 11 July, 2011 | Daniel Zimmerman
    23 years of age, the Show Me state has had the highest age requirement for concealed carry in the nation. Legally an adult? Yep. Exercise the franchise? Check. Join the Army? Yes sir. Carry a heater? Uh, no…we really think you should really wait another five years. Until now, that is. Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, signed a new gun rights bill into law Friday that lowers the CCW age to 21. Other significant improvements enacted by the new law include prohibiting punitive sales taxes on firearms, enabling easier long gun purchases from contiguous states and allowing Missourians to own...
  • 10 reasons to be cheerful about the coming new Ice Age

    06/15/2011 12:00:11 PM PDT · by Signalman · 47 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/15/2011 | James Delingpole
    It’s official: a new Ice Age is on its way. In what has been described as “the science story of the century”, heavyweight US solar physicists have announced that the sun is heading for a prolonged period of low activity. This makes global cooling a much more plausible prospect in the next few decades than global warming. Indeed, it might even usher in a lengthy period of climate grimness such as we saw during the Maunder Minimum (when Ice Fairs were held on the Thames) or the Dalton Minimum (which brought us such delights as the 1816 Year Without A...
  • Hollywood Propaganda: Television’s Biggest Lie Uncovered

    04/28/2011 10:27:37 AM PDT · by UltraConservative · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | April 28, 2011 | Ben Shapiro
    Very quietly, in late March, CBS gave away the greatest secret in television. As AdWeek reported, CBS Corp. Chief Research Officer David Poltrack announced that “age and sex don’t matter when it comes to TV ad effectiveness.” Alone, this doesn’t sound like anything groundbreaking. After all, most of us figure that ads generally appeal to all of us on an equal basis. But in truth, the admission is absolutely stunning. As I explain in my upcoming book, Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV (Broadside Books, May 31), for over forty years, the...
  • Why Marco Rubio Should Resist 2012 Temptations

    03/28/2011 1:11:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 28, 2011 | Myra Adams
    It seems not a day goes by without Florida Senator Marco Rubio being mentioned as the favorite choice for vice president among Republicans in Washington. Even talk radio’s Rush Limbaugh weighed in when he said Senator Rubio should run for president in 2012. It is true that Senator Rubio has certain political assets, including his ability to “attract” Latino voters due to his Cuban heritage. He also is conservative, smart, and a good speaker. And he hails from a state that is considered the mother of all battleground states for 2012. What’s not to like if you are a Republican...
  • Debate on conceal and carry turns on urban vs. rural perspectives (AUDIO)(MO)

    03/18/2011 11:17:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    missourinet.com ^ | 16 March, 2011 | Brent Martin
    Debate on a bill that would lower the age to apply for a conceal and carry permit diverted into a discussion of how urban Missouri views firearms differently than rural Missouri. The floor debate in the House on HCS/HB 294, 123, 125, 113, 271 & 215 began simple enough, dividing between those asserting their Second Amendment right to bear arms and those more cautious about guns. The combined bills would make a number of changes to state law, the primary one being to lower the minimum age to apply for a conceal and carry weapons permit from 23 to 21....
  • Shingle Springs (CA) Dog Beamed Back To Life With Lasers

    03/17/2011 1:40:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | 3-17-11 | Video at link
    SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (CBS13) – It sounds like a science fiction story, but a Shingle Springs family says their dog Barley was beamed back to life by a laser. The Shipmans say when their Golden Retriever Barley collapsed in the backyard last fall, they thought they would lose him. “He was obviously in a lot of pain and we thought it was the end,” said Evan Shipman. “And so we spent the morning saying our goodbyes.” After two days of not eating or moving, they called the vet to put him down. That’s when the doctor suggested laser therapy. Needless...
  • When They Grow Up (Aging Baby Boomers are in denial about getting old)

    02/11/2011 7:09:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/11/2011 | Mona Charen
    Companies are quietly redesigning their products to accommodate the needs of (shh, don’t say it aloud) aging baby boomers. So reports the Wall Street Journal. “The generation that sent diaper sales soaring in the 1960s, bought power suits in the 1980s and indulged in luxury cars in the 2000s is getting ready to retire: The oldest boomers turn 65 this year. . . . But there’s a catch: Baby boomers, famously demanding and rebellious, don’t want anyone suggesting they’re old.” Marketers, always alert to the sensitivities of this most self-absorbed of cohorts, are developing products and shopping environments that will...
  • Ageing Germany mulls bill to silence 'noisy' kids

    01/16/2011 2:59:06 AM PST · by Cronos · 22 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 15, 2011, 07.27am IST | AFP
    The German government on Friday said it was working on a bill aimed at battling a growing tide of complaints against noisy children in what is a rapidly ageing society. Regulations on noise fall under Germany's emissions laws, and a bill tweaking these is due to go before Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet in February, a spokesman for the environment ministry said. "Noise made by childcare centres, playgrounds and places where ball games are played do not generally constitute a harmful environmental effect," the Passauer Neue Presse daily cited the bill as saying. The government is also working on an amendment...
  • New dark age on our streets: Up to 75% of councils are dimming the lights to save money

    11/10/2010 7:19:06 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10th November 2010 | Laura Caroe and David Derbyshire
    Town halls are plunging our streets into darkness as they try to cut energy bills, damning research reveals. Up to three-quarters of councils are planning to turn off street lamps or dim the lights in an attempt to save money and meet climate change targets, a poll has found. But police fear that darkened streets will act as a haven for burglars, muggers and vandals – and motoring experts warn that there may be more accidents on the roads. Evoking memories of 1970s-style blackouts, the poll found that 43 per cent of town hall bosses are already committed to switching...
  • Compound in celery, peppers reduces age-related memory deficits

    10/13/2010 10:45:36 AM PDT · by decimon · 11 replies
    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS ^ | October 13, 2010 | Diana Yates
    CHAMPAIGN, lll. — A diet rich in the plant compound luteolin reduces age-related inflammation in the brain and related memory deficits by directly inhibiting the release of inflammatory molecules in the brain, researchers report. Luteolin (LOOT-ee-oh-lin) is found in many plants, including carrots, peppers, celery, olive oil, peppermint, rosemary and chamomile. The new study, which examined the effects of dietary luteolin in a mouse model of aging, appears in the Journal of Nutrition. The researchers focused on microglial cells, specialized immune cells that reside in the brain and spinal cord. Infections stimulate microglia to produce signaling molecules, called cytokines, which...
  • World's oldest man marks 114th birthday in Montana ( His secret will flip you out!)

    09/22/2010 8:50:06 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 36 replies
    GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A Montana resident believed to be the world's oldest man celebrated his 114th birthday Tuesday at a retirement home in Great Falls. Walter Breuning was born on Sept. 21, 1896, in Melrose, Minn., and moved to Montana in 1918, where he worked as a clerk for the Great Northern Railway for 50 years. His wife, Agnes, a railroad telegraph operator from Butte, died in 1957. The couple had no children. More U.S. news Recession drags on in politically key states Updated 28 minutes ago The weak economy could be bad news for sitting politicians in states...
  • Broadcast audience older than ever

    08/11/2010 6:48:37 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 3 replies
    Live Feed ^ | 08/11/2010 | James Hibberd
    Get off the broadcast lawn! According to the latest Nielsen data, the average audience of the four major broadcasters is older than ever. In a study released by analyst Steve Sternberg, ABC's median viewership aged one year last season -- to 51. CBS also grew a year, to 55. NBC gained two years, to 49. And Fox stayed the same, a relatively nubile 44. Compare this to a decade ago. ABC was 43, CBS was 52, NBC was 45 and Fox was only 35. Only young-female targeted relative newcomer The CW has as median age under 40 -- 33 --...
  • Raising retirement age won't work (to save Social security)

    07/27/2010 7:02:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 07/27/2010 | William G. Shipman
    The co-chairmen of President Obama's debt and deficit commission, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, recently warned that our country's current fiscal path - primarily the cost of entitlements - unless reversed, "will destroy the country from within." Given such an ominous prophecy, it is almost certain that Social Security, the country's largest entitlement, will go under the government's budget knife. One fiscal fix gaining support is increasing the retirement age. If this is the only change, grave harm will be done in the name of putting Social Security on a secure financial footing. More important, we again will have lost...
  • Book Burning in the Digital Age...And So It Begins

    07/26/2010 4:27:01 PM PDT · by ranair34 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Right News ^ | 7/26/10 | Unknown
    The battle of the copyright is a long and sordid tale on the internet. Most folks are familiar with the old days of Napster, and the record companies suing the pants off of soccer-Moms because their kids had downloaded songs to the family computer. More recently as technology has continued to advance, we have seen movie companies also come into the fold along with the music companies, often suing to shut down websites that host torrent files of copyrighted material, as well as still going after the individual on occasion. At the end of the day though, most folks aren't...
  • Texas Canyons Highlight Geologic Evidence for Catastrophe

    07/10/2010 5:35:51 PM PDT · by lasereye · 14 replies
    Institution for Creation Research ^ | July 8, 2010 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    In the summer of 2002, record rainfall in the Texas Hill Country overfilled Canyon Lake. Water coursed over the top of its dam and carved huge, steep-walled canyons through the limestone bedrock downstream. The scoured riverbed, now called Canyon Lake Gorge, is over a mile long and has been cordoned off for scientific study. After studying the area for the last eight years, scientists are now making the same kinds of conclusions about rapid, catastrophic processes having sculpted the earth that creation geologists have been teaching for decades. In a paper published in Nature Geoscience, geologists Michael Lamb and Mark...
  • Can Cities & States Still Limit Gun Possession by 18-to-20-Year-Olds?

    06/29/2010 4:25:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies · 1+ views
    opposingviews.com ^ | 28 June, 2010 | Eugene Volokh
    I suspect that even after McDonald, most gun controls will be upheld, either on the theory that certain kinds of gun possession are outside the scope of the Second Amendment as interpreted in Heller (e.g., bans on gun possession by felons), or on the theory that the gun control imposes only a slight burden on the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense and thus doesn’t “infringe[]” that right. (See here for more on that.) But what about limits on gun possession by 18-to-20-year-olds? New York City totally bars gun possession by 18-to-20-year-olds. Illinois bars gun possession by 18-to-20-year-olds,...
  • List of Current United States Senators by Age (Vanity)

    06/28/2010 8:19:18 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies · 1+ views
    June 28, 2010
    Just out of curiosity, I looked up the ages of our current Senators. Forty-four are over the age of 65, which is considered retirement age in the private sector. With Byrd's death, the top four now are in their 80s, all Democrats. Top 10: 1. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) - 86 2. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) - 85 3. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) - 85 4. Arlen Specter (D-PA) - 80 5. Jim Bunning (R-KY) - 78 6. Richard Lugar (R-IN) - 78 7. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)- 77 8. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) - 76 9. Bob Bennett (R-UT) - 76 10. Orrin Hatch...
  • China gymnast guilty of age fraud, medals could be lost(from 2000 Sydney Olympics)

    02/26/2010 8:15:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 1,265+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/27/10
    China gymnast guilty of age fraud, medals could be lost BEIJING, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The six Chinese women gymnasts who won a team bronze at the 2000 Sydney Olympics are likely to be forced to return their medals after one of them was found to have falsified her age. An International Gymastics Federation (FIG) probe has found Dong Fangxiao was younger than the minimum age requirement of 16 during the 2000 Games after she registered different ages at Sydney and the Beijing Games eight years later. “Consequently, the results obtained by Dong Fangxiao at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games...
  • Just because you are old does not mean you can't rock the house (Video)

    02/11/2010 6:31:27 AM PST · by greatdefender · 24 replies · 864+ views
    Just to let you know, this man was 81 years old when performed this concert! Note: he was in the Blues Brothers movie!
  • Gordon Brown: voting age should be lowered to 16

    02/02/2010 11:18:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies · 661+ views
    Telegraph ^ | February 2, 2010 | Rosa Prince
    Unveiling proposals to restore trust in the political system following the expenses scandal, the Prime Minister said that he was in favour of votes for 16 and 17-year-olds following an extensive consultation and as part of wider reforms. One of these could see 16-year-olds given a formal coming of age ceremony, as is done for foreigners who become British citizens.
  • Typical age of a WWII officer - compared to the officers today

    01/14/2010 3:14:47 AM PST · by myknowledge · 27 replies · 1,300+ views
    January 14, 2010 | myknowledge
    I am asking a question that may interest anyone who is a relative of any military officer from WWII all up to the present day. My question: What was the typical age of an officer, from second lieutenant to colonel, during WWII? Compare that to the officers in the present day. Richard Bong was a major at age 24. Brig. Gen Harrison Thyng was a colonel at age 26. During the Battle of the Bulge, 2nd Lt. Lyle Balk, a platoon leader was a youthful 20 years old. In the Vietnam War, Brig. Gen. Robin Olds was a colonel at...
  • Startling evidence of a Stone Age structure in the Solent

    09/30/2009 8:05:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies · 1,034+ views
    This is Hampshire ^ | Sunday September 27th 2009 | Peter Law
    While it might have been dismissed as underwater junk by the untrained eye, the archaeologists soon realised they had discovered a vital clue to a lost civilisation. The timber was not isolated. In fact they found another 23 pieces of all shapes and sizes intersecting throughout the underwater cliff off Bouldnor, on the north coast of the Isle of Wight. They are now convinced the timber is evidence of a huge wooden structure built about 8,000 years ago by our Mesolithic ancestors. Garry Momber has been excavating the 1km-long site for more than a decade and believes it is the...
  • The Hill: 50 Most Beautiful 2009 - Top 40

    07/29/2009 4:41:19 PM PDT · by pissant · 35 replies · 2,384+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/28/09 | staff
    50 Most Beautiful 2009 - Top 40 (HTML) By The Hill Staff (some samples) Debbee Keller- Team spirit Hometown: Georgetown, Texas Political party: Republican Relationship status: Single Adrienne Watson Age: 21 Hometown: Carmel, Ind. Political party: Democratic Relationship status: Single Bronwyn Lance Chester Age: 40 Hometown: Leicester, N.C. Political party: Republican Relationship status: Married Courtney Carrow Hometown: “Navy brat” Political party: Republican Dating status: “In a great relationship” Maria Espinoza Age: 28 Hometown: Arlington, Va. Political party: Democratic Relationship status: Married Sally Stone Age: 22 Hometown: San Diego Political party: Republican Relationship status: Boyfriend
  • Mike Lupica: Tom Watson's historic run at the 2009 British Open is one for the ages

    07/19/2009 5:36:53 AM PDT · by kellynla · 13 replies · 702+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | July 19th 2009 | Mike Lupica
    Last year it was Greg Norman, at 53, with his chance on the final day to win the British Open, to become the oldest winner of a major golf championship. This is much better now with Tom Watson, much bigger, what would be the biggest golf story of all time if he can win at Turnberry today, 32 years after he won a British Open there the first time. This is a story now that comes out of Scotland and out of golf and reaches out to everybody who cares about sports, who will watch this morning and into the...
  • Need Wrinkle Advice from FReeper Sisters

    07/11/2009 5:58:01 PM PDT · by Marie · 199 replies · 3,878+ views
    me | July, 11, 2009 | me
    OK FReeperettes, I need some help. It’s finally happened, just as I knew it would… my face is starting to show my age. Quickly. I knew it would happen just like this. Every woman ages the same in my mother’s family and apparently, I’m no exception. They get seriously carded, their husbands get flack for being with a teenager, nobody believes their teenagers belong to the - until about 40. Then BOOM! Their faces crater. They go from easily passing for 21 to looking 45 within a few months and it all happens around 40. Doesn’t matter if they smoke...
  • Doctors Baffled, Intrigued by Girl Who Doesn't Age

    06/23/2009 1:15:55 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 32 replies · 2,762+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 6/23/09 | Bob Brown
    Years Pass, but Brooke Greenberg Remains a Toddler. No One Can Explain How or Why.Brooke Greenberg is the size of an infant, with the mental capacity of a toddler. She turned 16 in January. "Why doesn't she age?" Howard Greenberg, 52, asked of his daughter. "Is she the fountain of youth?" Such questions are why scientists are fascinated by Brooke. Among the many documented instances of children who fail to grow or develop in some way, Brooke's case may be unique, according to her doctor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine pediatrician Lawrence Pakula, in Baltimore.
  • 'Quiet Sun' baffling astronomers [SUN SPOTS HAVE DISAPPEARED]

    04/21/2009 10:28:59 AM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 136 replies · 4,869+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2009/04/21 05:04:15 GMT | Pallab Ghosh
    Sunspots could be seen by the Soho telescope in 2001 (l), but not this year (r) There are no sunspots, very few solar flares - and our nearest star is the quietest it has been for a very long time. The observations are baffling astronomers, who are due to study new pictures of the Sun, taken from space, at the UK National Astronomy Meeting. The Sun normally undergoes an 11-year cycle of activity. At its peak, it has a tumultuous boiling atmosphere that spits out flares and planet-sized chunks of super-hot gas. This is followed by a calmer period. Last...
  • Tests show Chinese athletes 'faking their age'(X-ray used)

    03/16/2009 8:46:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 921+ views
    AFP ^ | 03/16/09
    Tests show Chinese athletes 'faking their age' 9 hours ago BEIJING (AFP) — A government investigation in southern China has shown that thousands of athletes there are likely to have faked their ages in an effort to gain an advantage over their rivals. Bone tests of nearly 13,000 athletes found that over 2,000 were likely older than their registered age, according to the Sports Bureau of Guangdong Province, which carried out the probe. The tests were carried out on athletes registered at provincial sports academies with most youths in their teens, it said in a report posted on its website...