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  • Another day, another ad, another celebrity for Barack Obama

    10/18/2012 1:29:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/18/12 | Jana Kasperkevic
    Team Obama thinks it has a secret weapon that will help them lock in the support of Latino, young and female voters this election season: celebrities. Not only have these actors, singers, fashion icons, basketball and football players helped Obama raise funds to support his campaign, but many of them have starred in one or more of his political ads as well. Within the last week, Obama for American campaign has rolled out ads featuring Jay-Z, who spoke of the importance of voting within African-American communities; Jane Lynch and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who spoke of LGBT issues; and Ricky Martin,...
  • Another poll shows swing-state Michigan to be a toss-up

    06/21/2012 4:26:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    President Obama and Mitt Romney are statistically tied in Michigan, according to a poll from Mitchell Research released on Thursday. Obama leads Romney 47 percent to 46 in the poll, which has a 3.5 percent margin of error. It’s the fourth poll in June to show the candidates neck and neck in the Wolverine State, which has swung reliably Democratic in recent elections and where Obama was up by double digits as recently as mid-May. “Obama will have to campaign very heavily in Michigan, something he did not want to do,” said Mitchell Research Chairman Steve Mitchell in a statement....
  • Another Gov’t-Backed Clean Energy Co. Touted by Obama Admin Goes Bankrupt

    04/02/2012 2:53:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/2/12 | Becket Adams
    A California solar energy company that was unable to meet a deadline for an Energy Department loan guarantee last year has sought bankruptcy protection in Delaware. “Solar Trust of America LLC…holds the development rights for the world’s largest solar power project,” Reuters reports, “which last April won $2.1 billion of conditional loan guarantees from the U.S. Department of Energy. It is unclear how the bankruptcy will affect that project [emphasis added].” Solar Trust of America’s Chapter 11 filing on Monday listed assets between $1 million and $10 million, and liabilities between $10 million and $50 million. “We have been working...
  • One good turn deserves another: St. Bernard fends off intruder... hours after family rescues

    11/12/2011 11:38:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/12/11 | Michael Zennie
    Hercules was adopted by a couple in Hillsboro, Ohio, who saw the ailing 135-pound St. Bernard at the animal shelter and feared he would be euthanized. Six hours later, the heroic canine repaid his new owners' kindness when a dark-clothed thug broke into the couple's house. The man had cut the phone and cable lines running to the home of Rubert and Elizabeth Littler and had sneaked into their basement.
  • Obama: We're Not In Danger of Another Recession

    08/17/2011 3:54:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    National Journal ^ | 8/17/11 | National Journal staff
    President Obama countered many Wall Street analysts, saying on Wednesday that the U.S. is not going to have another recession. "I don't think we're in danger of another recession," Obama told CBS News. Obama did note that the recovery has not been fast enough, blaming the Arab spring, high gas prices, and March's earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Obama said the volatility in the markets recently has been due to a lack of economic growth. "The markets were reacting to the economy not growing as quick as it used to," he said.
  • Another Mexico Drug Cartel Leader Arrested, Says Guns Supplied By U.S Government

    07/12/2011 6:41:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    blog.Alexander Higgins ^ | 7/10/11 | Alexander Higgins
    Another Mexico Drug Cartel Lead Has Been Arrested And He Says The Cartel’s Guns Have Been Supplied Directly By The U.S Government, And The CIA Has Infiltrated (AKA RuA leader of another Mexico Drug Cartel has been arrested and says U.S government supplied gunsnning) The Columbia Drug Cartels. As previously reported, a hacker data release revealed the arrested leader of the La Familia drug cartel in Mexico was in fact the feds point man for the U.S government drug smuggling operation to Mexico drug cartels. As Obama supplies the cartels with guns he uses the cartel’s violence as a justification...
  • Another Nail In The Dollar's Coffin: CME Launching Renminbi Futures On August 22

    07/10/2011 8:57:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 7/10/11 | Tyler Durden
    Remember when the dollar reigned supreme, and nobody cared about that joke of a currency, the Chinese Renminbi? Neither do we. And neither does the CME, which just announced it is launching USD/CNY futures, which will be available in standard and E-micro sizes beginning August 22. Put otherwise, with one fell swoop the CME will now allow one to transform liability risk, credit and maturity of underlying assets from one currency to another, while on margin (granted, exposed to the same margin shenanigans that make silver bulls scream blood murder every time the CME's name is mentioned). And the CME...
  • Another Imam Guilty: Convicted of Plotting to Blow up JFK Airport

    05/27/2011 10:44:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 5/27/11 | pamela geller
    Just like the imam guilty of aiding the jihadis plotting to blow up the New York City Subway system on the anniversary of September 11th, here we have another pious man of the quran convicted in the Kennedy Airport terror plot, "ONE OF THE MOST CHILLING PLOTS IMAGINABLE." "He had a vision that would make the WTC attack seem small." Every act of jihad, occurring daily throughout the world, has the imprimatur of a Muslim cleric. The problem is Islam. Imam from Trinidad convicted of planning attack on JFK airport New York (CNN) -- Trinidad native Kareem Ibrahim was convicted...
  • Just Another Manic Monday - What Recession?

    05/09/2011 1:12:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5/9/11 | Phil of Phil's Stock World
    Wheee, we're recovering already! This is not sour grapes, we played for a recovery today (see Stock World Weekly's wrap-up of last week) but it's already getting silly with a half-point gain in pre-markets based on --- nothing. As you can see from the chart on the left, 40 months into the downturn that has given us the worst number of job losses since the Great Depression, we are nowhere near a recovery. This is terrible, this is unprecedented, this is - great for business! Bill McBride of Calculated Risk, reminds us that Wall Street's "dirty little secret" is that...
  • Michelle Obama to Hold Another ‘Listen Only’ Press Briefing

    03/02/2011 2:56:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 1+ views
    cns ^ | 3/2/11 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) - First Lady Michelle Obama will hold another “listen-only” conference call with reporters this afternoon, continuing a pattern of holding events for the media where access is sharply limited. When public figures in Washington, D.C., hold telephone briefings for the press—which are designed to attract press coverage for some item the briefer is seeking to promote--they routinely allow reporters listening to the briefing to ask at least a few questions. The First Lady appears to be establishing a new routine, where she speaks and--from beginning to end--reporters mutely listen.
  • Oh, Man, Not Another Sputnik Moment ...

    01/26/2011 10:09:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    commentary mag ^ | 1/26/11 | Ted R. Bromund
    I keep a list of historical analogies — derived from years of grading papers — that tell me that the individual using them is (to be polite) more interested in rhetorical impact than historical accuracy. Before last night, the list began with “we need a Marshall Plan for X,” where X usually equals Africa or the Middle East, and ended with “the United States is a young country.” Both are fallacies: the Marshall Plan was a pump-priming program, not an effort to rebuild the infrastructure and remake the culture of half a continent; and while European settlement of North America...
  • HAPPY NEW YEAR National Debt at $14,025,215,218,708.52 2010 Record Debt $1,713,865,541,196.49

    01/03/2011 8:43:39 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 3 replies
    CBS News & Treasury Direct ^ | January 3, 2010 | steelers6
    The latest posting today of the National Debt shows it has topped $14 trillion for the first time. The U.S. Treasury website today reported that as of last Friday, the last day of 2010, the National Debt stood at $14,025,215,218,708.52. It took just 7 months for the National Debt to increase from $13 trillion on June 1, 2010 to $14 trillion on Dec. 31. It also means the debt is fast approaching the statutory ceiling $14.294 trillion set by Congress and signed into law by President Obama last February. The federal government would have to stop borrowing and might even...
  • Just Another Radical Obama Appointee (Cathy Davidson)

    01/03/2011 8:36:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 1/3/11 | Jay Schalin
    Just what we need — another new Obama appointee with a controversial past and radical inclinations. Several weeks ago, the president announced his intention to make three appointments to the National Council on the Humanities. One of them is Cathy Davidson, an English professor at Duke University. Davidson’s curriculum vitae includes some very impressive-sounding credentials: past president of the American Studies Association (ASA), past editor of the American Literature journal, and vice-provost of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke. But one thing she probably won’t voluntarily mention at her confirmation hearing is that she was a member of Duke University’s “Group of...
  • Another Debate Audience Recites Pledge When Another Moderator Says ‘No

    10/28/2010 10:30:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/28/10 | Jeff Dunetz
    What is it with the League of Woman’s Voters and the Pledge of Allegiance? For the second time in less than a week a congressional debate began with a request for the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and for the second time in a week the League of Woman’s Voters moderator said no, and for the second time in a week the audience got up and said it anyway. One would think that with all of the bad publicity after last week’s incident, the League would have “gotten it.” But Tuesday night the League of Woman Voters proved that...
  • Another Empty Promise of ObamaCare: More Jobs

    10/15/2010 8:11:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    On September 23, the calendar signaled it was time for a six-month anniversary celebration of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka PPACA. (No similar salute was planned for the end of the month, for the bill’s accompanying reconciliation provisions, which were signed into law a week later, on March 30). Not only did the honeymoon never get started, growing numbers of voters are checking out the terms of the pre-nuptial agreement and considering options ranging from trial separation to annulment. With the Obama administration suffering low approval ratings not just for botched healthcare reform, but also for a...
  • Another day, another Obama czar

    09/16/2010 9:05:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    michellemalkin.com ^ | 9/16/10 | michelle malkin
    “Special adviser” is the new czar. Facing stiff opposition and pointed questions about the left-wing, anti-business advocate that he wanted to nominate as chairman of the new federal consumer financial protection bureau, President Obama once again circumvented the Senate’ constitutional advice and consent role and installed Elizabeth Warren with a wave of his hand: Consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren will help set up a powerful new watchdog agency policing the financial marketplace on behalf of ordinary borrowers and savers, a Democratic official said Wednesday. But it’s unclear whether the Harvard University law professor will end up running the Consumer Financial Protection...
  • Yet another terrorist tie to Obama White House

    07/02/2010 7:44:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    wnd ^ | 7/2/10 | Aaron Klein
    The director of the White House Fellows program, Cindy S. Moelis, previously served as director of a group that granted Weather Underground terrorist organization founder William Ayers its "public trust" award, WND has learned. Moelis' group, the Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, or BPI, also was one of the biggest recipients of a grant from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which was founded by Ayers and chaired by Barack Obama.
  • Obama hits golf course with Biden on another hot, humid weekend

    06/19/2010 1:16:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 688+ views
    Obama hits golf course with Biden on another hot, humid weekend By Bridget Johnson - 06/19/10 03:37 PM ET President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden. The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and photographer David Katz. Nicholson and Katz, along with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, joined Obama for four hours of golf last weekend. The Republican National Committee released an ad soon afterward taking aim at Obama's golfing...
  • Yet another journalist leaves media for liberal policy job

    06/15/2010 10:07:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 218+ views
    daily caller ^ | 6/15/10 | Alex Pappas
    And another member of the media is leaving the world of reporting for a left-leaning advocacy job. Ed Chen, a Bloomberg reporter covering the Obama administration who was most recently the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, will rejoin the Natural Resources Defense Council to do the “Lord’s work,” he said in a departure e-mail. It’s not Chen’s first time leaving journalism for the NRDC, a powerful green group known for clashing with industry by filing pro-environmentalist litigation. Chen, once a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, left the news business in 2006 to work for the environmentalist group,...
  • Another explosive device found in Bangalore

    04/17/2010 11:31:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies · 1,043+ views
    TIMES OF INDIA ^ | TNN, Apr 18, 2010, 11.09am IST | N/A
    SNIPPET: "BANGALORE: A day after two low-intensity blasts in the city, an explosive device weighing 2kgs was found wrapped in a yellow bag near Mahatma Gandhi statue on MG road." SNIPPET: "As stands filled on Saturday for the Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers IPL match, two bombs went off at the Chinnaswamy Stadium wounding 12 people and triggering panic. Roughly 20,000 people had packed into the stadium and hundreds more were streaming in when a loud explosion at Gate 12 rocked the arena and rattled nearby buildings. Six policemen were injured when the grill near the wall collapsed on them....
  • Uh-Oh: Another Dem Acknowledges Health Bill is ‘Wealth Redistribution’

    03/31/2010 11:34:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 649+ views
    big government ^ | 3/31/10 | Kyle Olson
    One can only imagine the “Dean Scream” that came out of Burlington, Vermont the night the government takeover of health care passed the House of Representatives. The always daffy Howard Dean appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” Sunday to discuss the health care reform bill. He explained that the broader principle of the legislation has less to do with fixing the health system and more to do with a Marxist principle of redistributing wealth. “When [wealth distribution] gets out of whack as it did in the ’20s and it has now, you need to do some redistribution. This is a form...
  • Another 1,000,000+ Guns Added to American Homes in August

    09/08/2009 9:12:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies · 4,566+ views
    Ammoland.com ^ | 9/8/09 | staff
    Washington, DC --(AmmoLand.com)- Data released by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported 1,074,757 checks in August 2009, a 12.3 percent increase from the 956,872 reported in August 2008. So far that is roughly 9,076,205 gun bought this year! The total is probably more as NICS background checks may cover the purchase of more than one gun at a time.
  • Another day, another Schwarzenegger proposal to slash billions from state programs

    05/29/2009 1:41:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 70 replies · 1,740+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/29/09 | Mike Zapler
    SACRAMENTO — For the third time in as many weeks Friday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is slashing state programs by billions of dollars to wipe out a deficit that seems to be growing by the day. The cuts would eliminate in-home nursing for all but the neediest patients, such as those who can't breathe or walk on their own. The proposal would grab $550 million from counties that's currently used to provide social services for the poor. And it would cut funding for schools and community colleges by an additional $680 million, bringing the total education cuts Schwarzenegger has suggested to...
  • Presto: Another $750 Billion

    04/13/2009 7:49:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 651+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/13/09 | staff
    The U.S. and Europe were widely expected to clash at the G-20 summit in London last month over how to address the global financial crisis. Voila, in just two days the problem was solved with a joint promise to increase International Monetary Fund resources by $750 billion to a total of $1 trillion. The U.S. portion of this new commitment is more than $140 billion. Yet Congress has debated neither the amount nor the proposed use of the funds. Instead, President Obama and his fellow leaders simply waved their hands, like a Star Trek captain, and said make it so
  • Bush Rescinds Pardon for Brooklyn Developer

    12/24/2008 4:59:05 PM PST · by meandog · 44 replies · 2,134+ views
    Fox news ^ | Christmas Eve 2008
    President Bush on Wednesday retracted one of the 19 presidential pardons he granted just before the Christmas holiday. The White House announced that Isaac Toussie, a Brooklyn developer convicted of fraud and making false statements to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, should not be granted clemency. White House press secretary Dana Perino said the new decision was "based on information that has subsequently come to light," including on the extent and nature of Toussie's prior criminal offenses. She also said that neither the White House counsel's office nor the president had been aware of a political contribution...
  • Introduction to FR

    11/09/2008 11:20:31 AM PST · by BillTilghman · 56 replies · 696+ views
    I have been a lurker here for a while now. You may see me as a newbie to FR but I am no newcomer to conservativism. I am quiet in nature and will not post often. But, If I have something to contribute I may speak out. I am honored to be a part of this establishment. Thank you.
  • The New Contract With America

    11/07/2008 6:47:49 PM PST · by Pfesser · 17 replies · 612+ views
    11/07/08 | Self
    Revival of the 10th Amendment should be the centerpiece of a new Republican Contract with America.What should the other parts be?Perhaps, realing the 16th Amendment and starting the Fair Tax?
  • VANITY. How long before the first major scandal rocks the OBUMMER administration? Will it matter?

    11/07/2008 12:57:01 PM PST · by Snurple · 35 replies · 1,193+ views
    today | me
    How long? Will the media hang with the one? My bet is 4 months, of course I thought Mc/Palin would win so what do I know.
  • Fifteen Questions John and Sarah Forgot to Ask

    11/07/2008 1:02:18 PM PST · by varialectio · 20 replies · 2,051+ views
    vanity | varialectio
    1. On September 12, 2001 and in the days that followed, how long did you imagine it would be before America experienced another terrorist attack on its soil? 2. Have you heard of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? He conceived and planned the 9/11 attacks. Bin Laden is a figurehead. Khalid was captured by Pakistani security forces in Rawalpindi in 2003. The year before, the Pakis captured Ramzi Binalshibh, who was the middle-man between Kahlid and the hijackers. Have you heard of him? By 2004, two-thirds of Al-Qaeda’s leadership was in jail or dead. This raises two additional questions: 3. Why do...
  • Mike Huckabee another Bill Clinton?

    12/23/2007 10:52:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 101+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/23/07 | Liz Sidoti - ap
    DAVENPORT, Iowa - To hear Mitt Romney tell it, Republican Mike Huckabee shares more with Democrat Bill Clinton than a hometown in Hope, Ark., and a stint as Arkansas governor. Both men, Romney suggests, have left-leaning governing philosophies, particularly on taxes and spending. "Governor Huckabee's record is more liberal than our nation needs right now," the former Massachusetts governor said in Iowa last week, seeking to link his GOP presidential rival to the former Democratic president who is loathed by many Republican loyalists. Retorted Huckabee: "This nonsense about being a liberal is pure nonsense." Romney started giving Huckabee that brand...
  • Another Elian? Custody fight gears up

    08/26/2007 1:44:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 625+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/26/07 | Laura Wides Munoz - ap
    MIAMI - A Cuban father allowed his young daughter to emigrate legally to the United States with her mother to find a better life. But months later, the mother has become incapable of caring for the girl and the father wants to take the child home. It would seem a simple case, especially since the mother agrees her daughter should return to Cuba. Yet on the eve of the trial, a judge has warned that it could "inflame the community," where the battle over Elian Gonzalez nearly eight years ago divided the city and became an international incident. Testimony is...
  • Challenge: A Scriptural Portrait of Mary

    01/02/2007 11:46:14 AM PST · by pjr12345 · 754 replies · 6,992+ views
    The Bible | 1/1/7 | pjr12345
    Below are all the biblical references to Mary, the mother of Jesus that I could locate. Anything beyond Scriptural references is conjecture, the philosophies of men and not God. Would anyone care to construct a Scripturally accurate portrait of Mary, leaving behind extra-biblical sources? Please include your Scriptural references in support of your description. Isaiah 7:13-14 Matthew 1:13-25; 2:11, 14, 20-21; 12: 46-50; 13:54-56 Mark 3:31-35; 6:3 Luke 1:26-56; 2:1-7, 16-19, 27, 33-35, 39, 41-51; 8:19-21 John 2:1-12; 6:41-42; 19:25-26 Acts 1:14
  • Poll: Americans see no easy Iraq exit

    12/08/2006 1:28:23 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 16 replies · 576+ views
    Yahoo Breaking News ^ | 8 December 2006 | NANCY BENAC AP
    Americans see no easy exit from Iraq: Just 9 percent expect the war to end in clear-cut victory, compared with 87 percent who expect some sort of compromise settlement, according to the latest AP-Ipsos poll. The numbers evoke parallels to public opinion about the war in Vietnam four decades ago. In December 1965, when the American side of the war still had eight years to run, a Gallup survey found just 7 percent believed it would end in victory. Dissatisfaction with President Bush's handling of Iraq has climbed to an all-time high of 71 percent, according to the AP-Ipsos survey,...
  • Is Ahmadinejad Another Hitler?

    09/20/2006 4:55:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies · 1,283+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 9/20/2006 | JAMES TARANTO
    Is Ahmadinejad Another Hitler? "Ahmadinejad--I call him Ahmad-in-a-head--I think he's a Hitler type of person," Ohio Republican Sen. George Voinovich said during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. "He has made it clear that he wants to destroy Israel. He has made it clear he doesn't believe in the Holocaust. He's a, he's a--we all know what he is," the senator added.
  • Chávez Rolls Into Damascus To Charm Another US Foe

    08/31/2006 7:38:43 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 260+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-31-2006 | Albert Aji
    Chávez rolls into Damascus to charm another US foe Albert Aji in Damascus Thursday August 31, 2006 The Guardian (UK) The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, said yesterday he and Syria would "build a new world" free from US domination. "We have decided to be free. We want to cooperate to build a new world where states' and people's self-determination are respected," Mr Chávez said after a two-and-a-half-hour meeting with the Syrian president, Bashar Assad, at his presidential palace in Damascus. "Imperialism's concern is to control the world, but we will not let them despite the pressure and aggression," the...
  • Iraqi Forces Capture Insurgent Leader, Kill Another

    07/17/2006 4:47:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 404+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Corps Iraq and Multinational Force Iraq
    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2006 – Iraqi forces captured an insurgent cell leader in Baghdad July 13 and killed another insurgent leader in northern Iraq July 14, military officials reported. The Iraqi forces captured an insurgent cell leader, planner and organizer in a southern Baghdad mosque compound during a security operation July 13. The Iraqi forces received small-arms fire almost immediately upon arrival at the mosque compound in the Al Rasheed district of Baghdad. Soon after arriving, they captured the insurgent leader, who is known for purchasing weapons and coordinating attacks against Iraqi and coalition forces, officials said. A coalition force...
  • Lieutenant Risks Life to Save Another in Iraq

    06/27/2006 4:20:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 619+ views
    Defense News ^ | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Rick Posselt Lieutenant Risks Life to Save Another in Iraq By Sgt. Roe F. SeigleRegimental Combat Team 7 HADITHA, Iraq, June 27, 2006 — Marines here say a lieutenant who was leading Marines and Iraqi soldiers through the volatile streets of Haditha, Iraq, June 14, showed uncommon valor when he ran into a barrage of enemy gunfire to pull a wounded Marine to safety. 1st Lt. Rick Posselt, a 25-year-old from Crystal River, Fla., said he is not the Marine who deserves the recognition. Cpl. Michael Estrella, who was killed by sniper fire during...
  • Toxic Tides: Another Reason To Worry About Hurricanes

    06/11/2006 1:06:31 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 537+ views
    Science News ^ | 6-11-2006 | Sid Perkins
    Toxic Tides: Another reason to worry about hurricanes Sid Perkins When Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne struck Florida in the summer of 2004, they killed 116 people, left thousands homeless, and caused billions of dollars in damage. Now, scientists suggest that the storms may also have triggered an intense, widespread Gulf of Mexico algae bloom that afflicted the state's western coast throughout 2005. DANGER ZONE. The red-and-yellow patch of Gulf of Mexico water off Tampa Bay shows the origin of last year's huge red tide, which may have been fueled by nutrient-rich groundwater discharges boosted by 2004 hurricanes. Hu,...
  • CA: Regents give UC's chief another chance

    05/19/2006 9:36:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 223+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 5/19/06 | Marisa Agha
    SAN FRANCISCO - University of California President Robert Dynes gets to keep his job, butthe Board of Regents pledged Thursday to watch him more closely after outrage about millions of dollars in overpayments to top administrators that prompted calls for his resignation. The regents met in closed session for much of Thursday morning, discussing the situation with Dynes, before announcing their decision to allow him to stay. They pledged to increase their oversight of UC pay practices and policies. Dynes has been under fire since last fall, when reports emerged saying that UC administrators withheld information from regents and the...
  • Another Solution To The Illegal Immigrant Dilemma

    04/09/2006 6:40:55 PM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 4 replies · 241+ views
    Sunday, 09 April 2006 | Myself
    How bout this? Money makes the world go around so... 1. Pay a bounty to professional bounty hunters for capturing illegals and delivering them to law enforcement. 2. Pay a reward to private citizens for information that leads to the capture and deportation of illegal immigrants. 3. Pay a reward to private citizens for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone employing, aiding or abetting illegal immigrants. 3. Create a system of fines charged to private individuals and businesses that employ, aid and abet illegal immigrants to offset the paying of the above said bounties and rewards....
  • One Iraqi Police Class Graduates, Another Reports for Training

    03/25/2006 5:37:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 277+ views
    RAMADI, Iraq, March 25, 2006 – One newly graduated 196-member Iraqi police unit returned here for duty yesterday, while another group -- about 220 Iraqi police recruits -- left here and arrived safely at the Baghdad Iraqi Police Basic Training Academy yesterday. The Iraqi police unit, made up of 196 Iraqis known as the Sons of al Anbar, successfully graduated from the Baghdad Police Academy on March 23. This Iraqi police class left Ramadi for the Baghdad Police Academy on Jan. 13, and they represent the first trained group of Iraqi police officers to graduate and secure the neighborhoods of...
  • Stick insect forces evolutionary rethink

    03/20/2006 2:12:01 PM PST · by restornu · 68 replies · 493+ views
    NewScientist.com news service ^ | 19:00 15 January 2003 | Nicola Jones
    Wings could be a passing phase for the giant prickly stick insect The big wing switchThe lowly stick insect has forced a rethink of one of the key rules of evolution - that complex anatomical features do not disappear and reappear over the course of time. Researchers have discovered that on a number of occasions in the past 300 million years, stick insects have lost their wings, then re-evolved them. Entomologists have described the revelation as "revolutionary". Michael Whiting, an evolutionary biologist from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and his team stumbled upon the finding while examining the DNA...
  • Africa's New Ocean: A Continent Splits Apart

    03/15/2006 7:15:27 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 78 replies · 2,404+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 03/15/2006 | Axel Bojanowski
    Normally new rivers, seas and mountains are born in slow motion. The Afar Triangle near the Horn of Africa is another story. A new ocean is forming there with staggering speed -- at least by geological standards. Africa will eventually lose its horn. Geologist Dereje Ayalew and his colleagues from Addis Ababa University were amazed -- and frightened. They had only just stepped out of their helicopter onto the desert plains of central Ethiopia when the ground began to shake under their feet. The pilot shouted for the scientists to get back to the helicopter. And then it happened: the...
  • Back from the dead: Living fossil identified

    03/13/2006 2:25:13 PM PST · by flevit · 22 replies · 848+ views
    livescience via, MSNBC ^ | March 9, 2006 | By Bjorn Carey
    A recently discovered fossil of Laonastes matched the "living" specimen in skull shape and overall size. The only difference is that the "living" specimen's teeth are slightly more pointed. "It looks like possibly one of the things that's been changing in family is improved cutting of vegetation," Dawson told LiveScience. "But over 11 million years you'd expect some differences in the structures."
  • Peru's Dynasty-In-Waiting Prepares To Deliver Another Anti-US President

    03/08/2006 7:28:48 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 406+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-9-2006 | Jeremy McDermott
    Peru's dynasty-in-waiting prepares to deliver another anti-US president By Jeremy McDermott in Lima (Filed: 09/03/2006) One of Latin America's most extraordinary political families is poised to produce another of the continent's Left-wing authoritarian leaders with no love for Washington. Ollanta Humala is one of two favourites to become Peru's next president, a role for which, to believe his mother, he has been groomed from birth. Ollanta Humala: ‘I am a nationalist and anti-imperialist’ "We have been preparing our children to take power since they were born," Elena Tasso has said of her eight progeny. "If the boys are not successful...
  • CA: Another Boondoggle - Rob Reiner’s preschool deception (The 'Meathead' initiative)

    03/06/2006 11:35:02 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 843+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 3/6/06 | Ray Haynes
    Do you remember Chuck Quackenbush? He was the insurance commissioner who lost his job because he used fines that he collected from insurance companies to buy television commercials to promote his political career. It was a huge scandal at the time, and Quackenbush, who was a colleague of mine in the Assembly, left his job in disgrace, having been run out of office by Legislative Democrats for abusing state money. Another boondoggle is brewing, only this time Legislative Democrats are strangely silent. A few years ago, Rob Reiner (“Meathead” from the old television series, “All in the Family”) sponsored an...
  • MEDIA BIAS: CBS Slants Bush Poll in Favor of Democrats

    02/28/2006 7:25:36 AM PST · by Thanatos · 44 replies · 1,879+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 2-28-2006 | Newsbusters
    Headsup to Newsbusters for this CBS Slants Bush Poll in Favor of Democrats In its classic "fair and balanced" tradition, CBS slanted in favor of Democrats its poll that found Bush has a 34 percent approval rating and a 59 percent disapproval rating, an all-time high for a CBS poll. On the bottom of the PDF version of the poll (page 18) it says how many Democrats versus Republicans were contacted. "Total Republicans" contacted: 272 unweighted and 289 weighted. "Total Democrats" contacted: 409 unweighted and 381 weighted. "Total Independents" contacted: 337 unweighted and 348 weighted.
  • Why Bode’s Been a Nobody

    02/25/2006 11:12:09 AM PST · by saquin · 85 replies · 2,740+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 2/25/06 | Devin Gordon
    Feb. 23, 2006 - Four months ago, Bode Miller sat across from me in the bar of a New York City hotel and shared his idea of what a perfect two weeks in Torino would look like. “For me,” he said, “the ideal Olympics would be to go in with all that pressure, all that attention and have performances that are literally tear-jerking, that make people put their heads down because they’re embarrassed at how emotional they’re getting, that make people want to try sports, talk to their kids, call their f---ing ex-wives—and come away with no medals. I think...
  • RAT Frank Ballance to hold another fundraiser before prison term starts (Funerally alert)

    12/26/2005 7:56:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,665+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 12/26/05
    Ballance to hold another fundraiser before prison term starts Dec 26, 2005 : 3:37 pm ET RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former Rep. Frank Ballance is holding one last fundraiser before he begins serving a four-year prison term at the end of this week. Ballance, a Democrat from Warrenton who represented the First District of North Carolina, resigned in June 2004 for health reasons before completing his first term. He was sentenced to prison in October after pleading guilty to funneling tax dollars into his foundation and using $100,000 for himself and his family. He will be honored Wednesday at the Roanoke...
  • From One Extreme to Another - Schwarzenegger’s Strategy of Capitulation

    12/08/2005 3:42:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 439+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 12/6/05 | Carol Platt Liebau
    In the wake of the voters’ stinging repudiation of all four ballot measures he backed in the costly and contentious Nov. 8 special election, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is working feverishly to regain his political footing. In a recent staff shake-up, the Governor’s chief of staff, Republican Pat Clarey, announced her resignation. But in choosing her successor, Governor Schwarzenegger has made one of the biggest mistakes of his political career. He has selected Susan Kennedy, a former top aide to recalled Governor Gray Davis and former executive director of the California Democratic Party and of the California Abortion Rights Action...