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  • Pro-Palestinian students bring hate, intimidation to campus, critics say

    06/12/2014 11:26:00 PM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    FOX ^ | June 9, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    They've become the bullies of the quad at college campuses around the nation, shouting down speakers, terrorizing Jewish students and intimidating those who disagree with them on the vexing issue of peace in the Middle East, according to watchdog groups. Students for Justice in Palestine, with nearly 100 chapters on campuses around the nation, has become increasing strident in promoting its agenda, staging "die-ins," handing out mock eviction notices in dormitories, and raising funds for Hamas-aligned groups, according to Jewish watchdog groups. Individual members have been accused of assaulting students, vandalizing property and hurling anti-Semitic slurs at Jewish students, all...
  • Berkeley Prof: Terrorists Good, ‘Islamophobia’ Bad

    05/09/2014 7:25:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 5-9-14 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Berkeley Prof: Terrorists Good, ‘Islamophobia’ BadPosted By Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene On May 8, 2014 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments When “interfaith dialogue,” “Islamophobia,” boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS), and academia collide, there’s a good chance that Friends of Sabeel – North America (FOSNA) will be involved. Case in point: FOSNA, the “voice of the Palestinian Christians,” recently held a conference with the title, “Voices for Justice & Peace in the Holy Land” that encompassed all four factors. It took place at co-host Christ the King Catholic Church in...
  • A New Weapon in the Fight against Superbugs

    11/05/2013 7:26:41 AM PST · by null and void · 2 replies
    Scientific Computing ^ | Fri, 11/01/2013 - 9:14am | American Institute of Physics
    The ever-increasing threat from "superbugs" — strains of pathogenic bacteria that are impervious to the antibiotics that subdued their predecessor generations — has forced the medical community to look for bactericidal weapons outside the realm of traditional drugs. One promising candidate is the antimicrobial peptide (AMP), one of Mother Nature's lesser-known defenses against infections, that kills a pathogen by creating, then expanding, nanometer-sized pores in the cell membrane until it bursts. However, before this phenomenon can be exploited as a medical therapy, researchers need a better understanding of how AMPs and membranes interact at the molecular level. Using a novel...
  • U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Springs into Action

    11/21/2012 5:24:37 PM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 20, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
    The U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and its non-Muslim allies have sprung into action. They are demanding that President Obama make Israel end its offensive against Hamas which, in characteristic Islamist fashion, they are falsely depicting as a genocidal crusade. Obama blames Hamas, but the pressure from Islamists, the anti-Israel left and other countries like Britain and France, may be taking a toll. He signaled possible opposition to an Israeli ground operation, saying it’d be “preferable” to end the Hamas rocket threat without sending in troops. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood entity whose executive director was fundraising for...
  • American Muslims for Palestine's Web of Hamas Support

    12/15/2011 9:49:52 AM PST · by bayouranger · 8 replies
    Familysecuritymatters.com ^ | 12-15-11 | Steve Emerson
    Muslims convicted in America of supporting terrorist groups are heroes and the victims of injustice, a national convention of Palestinian activists was told. In addition, speakers said the fight for a Palestinian state will center on American college campuses. American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)'s conference on Palestinian activism in America attracted more than 2,000 people Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago. Last year's AMP's conference revealed the organization's goal to delegitimize the State of Israel in America. This year's conference reinforced that message, while taking it a step further. At the opening ceremony, Jamal Said, an imam at the Mosque Foundation in...
  • What character was removed from the alphabet but is still used every day?

    09/04/2011 6:26:53 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 116 replies
    Dictionary.com ^ | September 2, 2011 | staff reporter
    Johnson & Johnson, Barnes & Noble, Dolce & Gabbana: the ampersand today is used primarily in business names, but that small character was once the 27th part of the alphabet. Where did it come from though? The origin of its name is almost as bizarre as the name itself. The shape of the character (&) predates the word ampersand by more than 1,500 years. In the first century, Roman scribes wrote in cursive, so when they wrote the Latin word et which means “and” they linked the e and t. Over time the combined letters came to signify the word...
  • Obama Pledges $500 Million To Reinvent U.S. Manufacturing

    06/25/2011 6:32:57 AM PDT · by Son House · 102 replies
    Industry Week ^ | June 24, 2011 | Frank Andorka
    AMP, as the program is called, will harness the power of public-private partnerships between universities, industry and governmental agencies in an effort to streamline innovation and bring products more quickly to market. "We need to reinvigorate our manufacturing sector to lead the world," Obama said in the speech. "We need to do it now. Not sometime in the future. Now." AMP will be co-chaired by Susan Hockfield, president of MIT, and Andrew Liveris, chairman, president and CEO of Dow Chemical. "I'm enthusiastic about the spirit and content of our joint work," Hockfield said in a press release. "and I'm also...
  • USAF Appears To Shelve C-130 Upgrade

    12/24/2009 8:06:15 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 961+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 12/23/2009 | Amy Butler
    The U.S. Air Force appears to have halted the forthcoming competition to build C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) kits, a sign that this program could be terminating in the coming budget request for 2011. On Dec. 16, the Air Force program office overseeing the C-130 AMP program issued a statement noting that the "government is finalizing the way forward on the C-130 AMP program" and the solicitation is "cancelled." The statement adds that "the government will readdress the [issue] once a way forward for the AMP program has been determined." This is the latest chapter in the troubled $5.8 billion...
  • Watt a mess! Power lines hit homeowner with financial jolt(Stupidity alert)

    12/28/2006 5:17:17 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 126 replies · 3,682+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, December 28, 2006 | Jay Fitzgerald
    A North Attleboro man faces financial ruin because he built a new home so close to dangerous high-voltage transmission lines that fluorescent bulbs inside the house light up without even being plugged in. The electric currents running through the two-story home are considered so potentially harmful that the town’s fire department has strung “caution” tape around the house while an electrical inspector has refused to issue a final permit out of fear someone might get electrocuted. The home’s metallic door knobs and exterior shingles give off mild electric jolts when touched, while flowing currents are strong enough to light up...
  • C-5 upgrades a bit more clear for Robins visionaries (Links to photos)

    11/23/2005 8:21:14 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 51 replies · 16,412+ views
    Macon.com ^ | Wed, Nov. 16, 2005 | Gene Rector
    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE - To about 1,000 Warner Robins Air Logistics Center workers, the vision of the future includes 112 C-5 aircraft bristling with state-of-the-art guidance, navigation and communications systems, new engines and more than 70 modifications to the airframe and subcomponents. That possibility seemed more like a pipe dream a few years ago as airlift advocates called for mothballing at least 60 C-5s - the older "A" models - in favor of buying more C-17s, the newest of the Air Force transports. But the vision seems a little less murky today, although major hurdles remain before it becomes...
  • Amp advice needed

    11/04/2005 2:20:13 PM PST · by doodad · 18 replies · 472+ views
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    Guitar gods and demi-gods I need freeper advice. A small to medium sized amp is needed to allow proper practice of a vintage tele and new Gibson LP. I have a budget of $1000 'cause the wife says so. So I am soliciting advice. Tube or SS? Modelling or bare bones (I have stomp boxes)? New or vintage? Thanks, doodad
  • Line 6 supports Punkvoter's Rock Against Bush

    09/27/2004 12:25:15 PM PDT · by Ramco · 50 replies · 1,034+ views
    It appears that Line 6, the California guitar amp/effects company, is supporting the Punkvoter.com tour (aka the Rock Against Bush), letting it out by touting the fact that one of their endorsing bands is on it. Punkvoter.com is a corporation put together by members of several punk rock bands and record labels with the sole goal of tarnishing Bush's reputation and getting people to vote against him. The punk band Midtown, whom before this I had never heard of, is featured on their Artist's News section for being on this tour, even though there are hundreds of more well-known Line...