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  • Amazon.com: Alpha House Series Created by Garry Trudeau

    11/18/2013 6:49:49 AM PST · by hometoroost · 14 replies
    Synopsis: An Amazon Original series: They work in the Senate. They live in the house - Alpha House. Created by Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury, Tanner '88).
  • Potential Dark Matter Discovery a Win for Space Station Science

    04/04/2013 12:52:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | 4/4/13
    Potential Dark Matter Discovery a Win for Space Station Science April 04, 2013; 7:56 AM If nature is kind, the first detection of dark matter might be credited to the International Space Station soon. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment hangs on the side of the International Space Station, July 12, 2011. CREDIT: NASAToday (April 3), researchers announced the first science results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a $2 billion cosmic-ray particle detector mounted on the exterior of the football-field-size International Space Station. The instrument has observed a striking pattern of antimatter particles called positrons that may turn out to...
  • Prepare for the Lord's Return! 5 Days in Heaven and Hell

    02/28/2011 10:25:53 AM PST · by Quix · 384 replies · 2+ views
    QUIX: SHORT EXCERPTS ARE OFFERED IN A SORT OF EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FIRST--THEN THE ENTIRE NARRATIVE AS AVAILABLE AT SPIRITLESSONS.COM I found this to be another anointed, Biblical narrative about a very convincing Heavenly visitation--actually, as usual, to hell, too. There's an item or 3 in this one to potentially trouble the RC's and Maryolators, . . . as well as some potentially troubling things for some Calvinists, however. Read at your own risk. Those exposed to The Truth are responsible before God for what they do about and with The Truth.On the other hand, ignorance affords no eternal protection....
  • Warren Buffett Has Not Generated Any Alpha In 10 years (Great beginning, then flatlined)

    10/14/2010 1:48:33 PM PDT · by WebFocus · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 10/14/2010 | Insider Monkey
    Warren Buffett. We could jot down the nearly endless list of descriptives that would just begin to protray his followers’ feelings towards him. But it’s time consuming, so let’s just put this as a constant: He’s The Man. We know. But let’s just explore this a bit further. Ordinary investors follow every step Warren Buffett makes. But so do the seasoned professional money managers. They even invest their clients’ funds in Berkshire Hathaway stock. Everybody knows that if they had invested $1000 with Warren Buffett back in the day, they would have been a zillionaire today. We can’t go back...
  • Ye cannae change the laws of physics (or can you?)

    09/02/2010 7:16:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Economist ^ | September 2, 2010 | The Economist
    RICHARD FEYNMAN, Nobel laureate and physicist extraordinaire, called it a “magic number” and its value “one of the greatest damn mysteries of physics”. The number he was referring to, which goes by the symbol alpha and the rather more long-winded name of the fine-structure constant, is magic indeed. If it were a mere 4% bigger or smaller than it is, stars would not be able to sustain the nuclear reactions that synthesise carbon and oxygen atoms. One consequence would be that squishy, carbon-based life would not exist. Why alpha takes on the precise value it does, so delicately fine-tuned for...
  • BINARY EXPLOSIVES: FROM DISCUSSION TO IMPLEMENTATION

    12/26/2009 2:37:05 PM PST · by Cindy · 265 replies · 7,929+ views
    INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | December 26, 2009 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "Discussion: I first observed discussion of binary explosives on the al-Firdaws forum in January of 2007. In light of recent events I will post here my archive:" SNIPPET: "Implementation: On Christmas Day, 2009, Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab boards a flight in Amsterdam, bound for Detroit, and on final descent he attempts to set off what was most likely a binary explosive. Thank goodness he either screwed up or had bad instructions, because the chemicals he was working with were evidently quite good."
  • International Space Station to make bright passes over North America and Europe this week

    05/19/2008 8:00:29 AM PDT · by Eye On The Left · 12 replies · 3,600+ views
    several sources | May 19, 2008 | several authors
    From spaceweather.com for Monday, May 19, 2008: The 2008 "ISS Marathon" gets underway this week when the International Space Station spends three days (May 21-23) in almost-constant sunlight. Sky watchers in Europe and North America can see the bright spaceship gliding overhead two to four times each night. Please try our new and improved Simple Satellite Tracker to find out when to look. The station is not only bright and easy to see with the naked eye, but also it makes a fine target for backyard telescopes: "I took these pictures during the early morning hours of May 12th using...
  • Alpha Company: Their War Comes Home

    03/09/2008 3:34:01 PM PDT · by NittanyLion · 5 replies · 422+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | March 9, 2008 | Tom Infield
    Alpha Company, a National Guard unit based in Northeast Philadelphia, drew its roster from across the region. Six members were killed during the nearly 11 months that Alpha spent in Iraq in 2004 and 2005. The 131 survivors are police officers and college students, construction workers and drug store clerks. More than two years after coming home, many are still struggling to get their lives back in order and to sort out the meaning of their sacrifice. Nearly half have been treated for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yet many say they‘d go back to Iraq if asked. They‘d do it...
  • Detecting Centauri Planets

    02/25/2008 6:10:02 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 8 replies · 262+ views
    What are the chances that we’ll find habitable planets around Alpha Centauri A and B? Centauri Dreams has long kept an eye on the work of Greg Laughlin (UC-Santa Cruz) and colleagues, who have been working on the Alpha Centauri question with ever more interesting results. Following their work on Greg’s systemic site has been fascinating, and for those who would like to be quickly brought up to speed, it’s useful to know that Laughlin has made their recent paper summarizing these findings available online. Anyone serious about the study of these closest stars to Earth will want to download...
  • Hurricane season finally ending Wednesday, but next year could be bad, too (Epsilon forms)

    11/29/2005 2:09:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies · 847+ views
    Daily Comet ^ | 11/29/05 | JOHN PAIN
    Hurricane season finally ending, but next year could be bad, too By JOHN PAIN Associated Press Writer November 29. 2005 4:27PM The busiest and costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record officially - and mercifully - draws to a close Wednesday, with hundreds of thousands of Americans still dealing with the devastation wrought by Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Despite the end of the June 1-to-Nov. 30 season, hurricanes could still form over the next few months. In fact, a tropical storm took shape in the Atlantic on Tuesday. But no hurricane has been known to hit the United States between December...
  • Alpha Sets Record As 22nd Atlantic Storm

    10/22/2005 3:11:47 PM PDT · by Quaker · 20 replies · 869+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | 10/22/2005 | RON WORD
    MIAMI Oct 22, 2005 — Tropical Storm Alpha formed Saturday in the Caribbean, setting the record for the most named storms in an Atlantic hurricane season and marking the first time forecasters had to turn to the Greek alphabet for names. The previous record of 21 named storms had stood since 1933. Alpha was the 22nd to reach tropical storm strength this year, and the season doesn't end until Nov. 30. At 5 p.m. EDT, Alpha had sustained winds of about 40 mph 1 mph over the threshold for a tropical storm.
  • Hurricane Wilma Live Thread, Part III (TS Alpha gets honorable mention too)

    10/22/2005 1:25:10 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 1,862 replies · 49,842+ views
    NHC - NOAA ^ | 22 October 2005 | NHC - NOAA
    Hurricane Wilma slowly drifts toward the Southeast Gulf of Mexico after relentlessly pounding Cozumel and Cancun for more than 24 hours. Early reports indicate extensive wind and flood damage to Mexico's resort-studded Mayan Riviera. Mexican officials said about 20,000 tourists were at shelters and hotels on the mainland south of Cancun and an estimated 10,000-12,000 were in Cancun itself. About 50 hotels were evacuated. In preparation for Hurricane Wilma's anticipated Florida landfall, a Hurricane Watch and mandatory evacuation have been issued for the Florida Keys and Florida Bay. Mandatory evacuations for Marco Island and much of Naples are in effect,...
  • Tropical Depression TWENTY-FIVE, now Tropical Storm ALPHA

    10/22/2005 9:01:02 AM PDT · by xcamel · 33 replies · 1,023+ views
    noaa/nhc ^ | 11 AM EDT SAT OCT 22 2005 | NHC
    BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWENTY-FIVE ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 11 AM EDT SAT OCT 22 2005 ...25TH DEPRESSION FORMS SOUTHEAST OF HISPANIOLA... AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...A TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR ALL OF HISPANIOLA BY THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND HAITI. AT 11 AM AST...THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BAHAMAS HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS...AND FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE. AT 11 AM EDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION...
  • Death of a Marine - (this one will give you chills of pride in America.......also genuine grief)

    05/30/2005 4:04:17 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 998+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | MAY 30, 2005 | JEFF JACOBY
    Long lists of soldiers killed in wartime can have great emotional power, as anyone who has been to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington can attest. However dignified and moving, though, in the end such a listing can really describe them only as a group: They wore the uniform and died in the service of their country. But who they were individually, how they served, what they left behind — that is more than a catalogue of names can convey. So here is the story behind just one of the names ''Nightline" will enumerate on Memorial Day: Sergeant Rafael Peralta...
  • Albania freezes assets of fugitive Saudi businessman on U.S. terror list

    12/15/2004 11:45:09 AM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 545+ views
    The Star Online ^ | December 15 2004
    TIRANA, Albania (AP) - The Albanian government said Wednesday it has frozen the assets of a Saudi citizen who is under investigation for alleged money laundering to terror networks. Authorities have seized 22 apartment units owned by Yasin Al-Qadi, a fugitive Saudi businessman suspected of laundering money for Osama bin Laden's terror network through extensive business dealings in Albania, said Alban Beqa, a spokesman for the Ministry of Finance. Al-Qadi, 47, has been under investigation since January 2002 for money laundering. He had already left the country by that time. Al-Qadi headed the Saudi-based Muwafaq Foundation, which U.S. investigators suspect...
  • Reposted: Barry Lynn, fraud and hypocrite.

    11/05/2004 4:47:17 AM PST · by Old Landmarks · 6 replies · 856+ views
    AgapePress as quoted at ears to hear website. ^ | April 24, 2002 | Rusty Pugh and Bill Francher
    Free-Speech Advocate (Barry Lynn) Attempting to Stop Distribution of Video By Rusty Pugh and Bill Fancher April 24, 2002 (AgapePress) - An attorney with a religious liberties law firm says a man who claims to be a champion of free speech is now attempting to censor a videotape produced by an Arizona-based ministry. Barry Lynn, former ACLU counsel and current director for the left-wing group Americans for the Separation of Church and State, recently took part in a debate on whether homosexuality is compatible with Christianity. According to attorney Benjamin Bull with the Alliance Defense Fund, Lynn lost the debate...
  • 10,000 at Stuttgart conference hear Nicky Gumbel speak about course

    10/27/2004 6:03:41 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 9 replies · 269+ views
    Nicky Gumbel joins Romano Prodi, the Queen of Belgium and 55 Catholic bishops at conference in Stuttgart August 2004 Alpha Speaker Nicky Gumbel spoke about the impact of the Alpha course to 10,000 people attending a major interdenominational conference held in Stuttgart, Germany, in May. Other speakers at the 'Together For Europe' event, which was watched live via satellite by around 100,000 people attending linked events in other European cities, included Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission, and Cardinal Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity. Among those present were 55 Catholic bishops and cardinals, as well...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 3-23-03

    03/23/2003 1:08:01 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 4 replies · 358+ views
    NASA ^ | 3-23-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 March 23 Alpha Centauri: The Closest Star System Credit: 1-Meter Schmidt Telescope, ESO Explanation: The closest star system to the Sun is the Alpha Centauri system. Of the three stars in the system, the dimmest -- called Proxima Centauri -- is actually the nearest star. The bright stars Alpha Centauri A and B form a close binary as they are separated by only 23 times the Earth-...
  • Railcar on space station stalls on tracks

    11/30/2002 2:11:31 PM PST · by snopercod · 22 replies · 234+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 30, 2002 | Associated Press
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A railcar crucial to the construction of the international space station stalled on its tracks today, and two spacewalking astronauts went out to try to get it moving again. Mission Control asked Michael Lopez-Alegria and John Herrington to look for any obstructions that might have caused the railcar to get stuck. The spacewalk -- their third this week -- had been planned all along so they could complete work on a newly installed girder. Flight controllers initially suspected the railcar problem may have been caused by a momentary loss of computer data. But later, they said...
  • EPISCOPAL PROGRAM ATTRACTS CATHOLICS

    09/26/2002 4:29:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies · 157+ views
    Roman Catholic parishes may soon have a new ecumenical course to add to their adult faith formation classes, thanks to an invitation from the Episcopal Diocese of Albany. The Alpha Course, originally developed by an Episcopalian parish in London, "propounds the fundamental tenets and basic principles of Christianity in a non-threatening environment," explained Karen Perka, Alpha coordinator. "Alpha is meant to educate the unchurched so that they have the Good News of Jesus Christ," Alpha, which has been used in Episcopal churches for nearly 20 years, employs videos to tackle such questions as "Who is Jesus?" "Why did Jesus die?"...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 7-15-02

    07/14/2002 11:18:49 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 9 replies · 880+ views
    NASA ^ | 7-15-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 July 15 Proxima Centauri: The Closest Star Credit & Copyright: David Malin, UK Schmidt Telescope, DSS, AAO Explanation: What is the closest star to our Sun? It is Proxima Centauri, the nearest member of the Alpha Centauri triple star system. Light takes only 4.22 years to reach us from Proxima Centauri. This small red star, captured in the center of the above image, is so faint that...