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  • Obama Administration Makes Stunning Admission: "Seed Money For Al Qaeda Came From Saudi Arabia"

    04/18/2016 5:00:30 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 151 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | April 18, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Following a dramatic deterioration in official diplomatic channels between the US and Saudi Arabia when over the weekend the Saudis threatened the U.S. with dumping billions in Treasuries if Congress were to pass a bill probing into their alleged support of Sept 11 terrorists in the aftermath of last weekend's 60 Minutes report on the classified "28 pages" from the Septemeber 11 commission, moments ago the Obama administration made a stunning admission, when for the first time it revealed on the record that the Saudis were the original source of funding for Al Qaeda. As Politico reports, Obama's deputy national...
  • Obama To Deliver Statement Thursday At 12:15

    08/14/2014 8:39:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 195 replies
    ....Obama will deliver a statement from Edgartown, Mass. on Thursday at 12:15 ...
  • Blinking Causes Brain To Go Off-Line

    01/04/2013 9:18:00 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | Jan 3, 2013
    Blinking Causes Brain To Go Off-Line 03 Jan 2013 New research from Japan suggests that blinking does more than stop our eyes drying out: it is an active process that causes the brain to go off-line, into a more reflective mode, before giving renewed attention. Tamami Nakano of Osaka University and colleagues write about their findings in the 24 December online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, PNAS. In earlier work, where they had invited volunteers to watch Mr Bean videos, Nakano and colleagues discovered that people's eyes blink when they need to pay less attention,...
  • Should Romney SEAL his Federal and State Tax Records?

    08/08/2012 8:19:03 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 51 replies
    Graewoulf | August 8, 2012 | Graewoulf
    Romney is stuck at dead center in the Opinion Polls. In order to move the Romney poll needle in a positive direction, why not encourage timid Mitty Romney to SEAL his Federal and State Tax Records when he announces who his Veep will be? In this way Romney would be calling Obama's Bluff, something that Obama has warned others not to do. The Veep announcement and the Sealing of Romney's tax records would give The Media a double surprise at a time of maximum Media audience. Sunday talk shows would then be forced to talk about Obama's sealed School and...
  • Newsweek's Smear

    08/11/2011 4:43:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 11, 2011 | Staff
    Media: Talk about the elite lagging behind a more sophisticated public. Newsweek, trying to overcome its slide into obscurity, thought it could grab attention by smearing Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann. Big mistake. The smear came in the form of this week's cover story, which tried unconvincingly to depict GOP presidential candidate and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann as "The Queen of Rage," with a cover shot that made her look maniacal. But if anything, Bachmann comes across as Thatcheresque in her unmovable opposition to more deficit spending. Question her opposition a journalist may do, but don't make it out as...
  • Attention Marxists: Labor's Share Of National Income Drops To Lowest In History

    06/03/2011 4:39:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/3/11 | Tyler Durden
    Probably the most imprtant secular trend in recent employment data, one that has a far greater impact on the macroeconomic themes than Birth/Death and seasonal adjustment manipulated month to month shifts in the employment pool per either the household or establishment surveys, is the labor share of national income. In a 2004 paper from the St. Louis Fed, the authors make the following statement: "The allocation of national income between workers and the owners of capital is considered one of the more remarkably stable relationships in the U.S. economy. As a general rule of thumb, economists often cite labor’s share...
  • Obama exhorts kids to pay attention in school

    09/07/2009 9:28:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 85 replies · 3,418+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/7/09 | AP
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama plans to tell the nation's school children that they ultimately are most responsible for their own education. The White House posted Obama's remarks .. on its Web site. ... .. Obama tells young people that all the work of parents, educators and others won't matter "unless you show up for those schools, pay attention to those teaches."
  • Attention shifts to California primary

    02/01/2008 4:49:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 97+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/1/08 | Michael R. Blood - ap
    LOS ANGELES - More people live in Los Angeles County than in the state of Michigan. That's just one of many startling challenges California poses for presidential candidates. More than half the state's primary ballots may be cast before polls open Tuesday. New rules for choosing presidential nominating delegates encourage Republicans to turn up in heavily Democratic districts. Independents can vote for Democrats but not Republicans. Home to nearly one in eight Americans, California is a giant, diverse political landscape, enormously expensive for candidates yet offering the campaign's largest batch of delegates. For years, candidates for presidential nominations mostly ignored...
  • Analysis: Giuliani seeking attention

    01/05/2008 11:07:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 92+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/5/08 | Liz Sidoti - ap
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Rudy Giuliani has never had a problem getting attention — until now. "We are in good shape," the Republican presidential candidate insists even though he was largely missing in action in Iowa and is struggling in New Hampshire, the two states that are the epicenters of the race. His unconventional road map to the nomination carried this very risk from the start. It called for playing down those states that opened the primary season in favor of spending more time and resources in the delegate-rich ones that vote later this month and on Feb. 5 such as...
  • Natalie Portman Stands Firm By Hillary (Caption)

    12/07/2007 6:12:02 AM PST · by SShultz460 · 253 replies · 869+ views
    12-7-07 | sshultz460
  • Hecklers Urge On Car Park Jumper

    03/01/2007 11:55:56 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 3 replies · 409+ views
    BBC ^ | 3/1/2007 | BBC
    Last Updated: Thursday, 1 March 2007, 15:17 GMT E-mail this to a friend Printable version Hecklers urge on car park jumper Police have condemned hecklers who urged a man to "get on with it" as he threatened to jump off the top of a multi-storey car park. A crowd gathered as the 21-year-old was perched on the eight-storey building in Mexborough, South Yorkshire, while officers tried to calm him down. But some onlookers started shouting at the man, urging him to jump. Trained negotiators later arrived at the scene near the town centre and persuaded the man to come down....
  • Women Pay More Attention To Others' Gaze

    11/29/2006 2:18:53 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 426+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 11-29-2006 | Roxanne Khamsi
    Women pay more attention to others' gaze 17:00 29 November 2006 news service Roxanne Khamsi Women follow the gaze of a familiar face more readily than men do, researchers suggest, after carrying out a curious, small study. Michael Platt at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, US, and colleagues asked 32 volunteers to watch a screen that showed the face of either a stranger or a colleague looking to the right or left for 200 milliseconds (one-fifth of a second). The participants then waited to see whether a dot appeared on the right or left of a...
  • Barbara Walters claims dog talked to her

    09/12/2006 5:48:59 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 108 replies · 2,573+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12 September 2006 | MSNBC
    NEW YORK - Has Barbara Walters lost it? Some of her co-hosts on “The View” may think so after her claim today about her Havanese dog Cha-Cha. Walters says when she told Cha-Cha she loved her, Cha-Cha said “I love you” back.
  • CA: Receptionist-turned-lobbyist gets attention of federal investigators - Letitia White

    08/27/2006 10:25:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 242+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/27/06 | Erica Werner - AP
    Depending on your perspective, Letitia White is either the epitome of a Capitol Hill success story or a prime example of an unsettling mix of money, politics and public policy. White was a receptionist when she joined the staff of Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands. More than two decades later, she's an influential lobbyist whose connections to Lewis - now chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee - and others on the Hill have translated into millions of dollars for her and her firm. They also have made her part of a federal investigation into Lewis' ties to the lobbying firm where...
  • Hollywood Clicks on the Work of Web Auteurs [Are candidates paying attention this?]

    07/23/2006 3:04:40 PM PDT · by summer · 57 replies · 907+ views
    The NY Times ^ | July 23, 2006 | John Clark
    Scenes from “MySpace: The Movie,” created by David Lehre. The 11-minute parody of... MySpace and its users has had millions of hits since it first appeared on the site YouTube on Jan. 31. EVEN as David Lehre’s “MySpace: The Movie,” ... spawned a high-profile feeding frenzy, some of the Hollywood agents, managers and lawyers who were clamoring to represent him didn’t know much about who he was... “It’s their fear of not being a part of it,” said Scott Vener, Mr. Lehre’s manager... ,,,“Their nightmare is a direct feed from moviemaker to audience,” said Walter Kirn ... Geoffrey Gilmore,...
  • Feminine Side Of ADHD: Attention Disorder Has Lasting Impact On Girls

    07/11/2006 3:24:49 PM PDT · by blam · 112 replies · 1,690+ views
    Science News ^ | 7-11-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Feminine Side of ADHD: Attention disorder has lasting impact on girls Bruce Bower Although hyperactive behavior often abates during the teen years for girls with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, many struggle with serious academic, emotional, and social problems related to that condition, a 5-year study finds. Compared with teenage girls who had no psychiatric disorder, those with ADHD had difficulties that included delinquency, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, poor mathematics and reading achievement, rejection by peers, and lack of planning skills, reports a team led by psychologist Stephen P. Hinshaw of the University of California, Berkeley. "ADHD in girls is likely...
  • Hamdania defendants' Web sites drawing attention - Pendleton 8

    07/10/2006 10:54:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 498+ views
    North County Times ^ | 7/7/06 | Teri Figueroa
    Seven Web sites set up by friends and families of eight Camp Pendleton troops accused of kidnapping and murdering an Iraqi civilian are getting thousands of page hits ---- and raising money for their defense. The supporters also are planning auctions and hosting barbecues in their attempts to raise money to pay the bills of the civilian attorneys the men have hired, bills that are expected to be as much as $100,000 or more per man. Seven Marines and one sailor are charged with murder, kidnapping, conspiracy and related offenses in the April 26 death of 52-year-old Hashim Ibrahim Awad....
  • Hyannis event honors U.S. troops: Liberal Mass shows the Red, White and Blue for REAL!

    05/30/2006 12:49:56 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 25 replies · 1,109+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | May 29, 2006 | By ERIC GERSHON
    The actions of a 13 year old boy once again showed up the adults in Cape Cod when it comes to supporting he troops!! A 13 year old Boy Scout that I met last week organized and made happen an event to raise money for items to be sent to the 25th Marines in Iraaq this last weekend, and even got active duty and Reserve personnel from all services to represent their respective fellow men. The story is below:
  • Border watchers want DC's attention

    02/05/2006 9:49:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 786+ views
    Daily B ^ | 2/5/06 | Sara A. Carter
    SIERRA BLANCA, Texas - Sheriff Arvin West sat behind his desk, winced and realized he was up against one of the biggest battles of his life. He is heading to Washington next week to testify before the Subcommittee on Homeland Security far from his home on the Texas plains -- far from the cotton fields, Rio Grande Valley and the small town that he holds dear. Arvin, a small-town sheriff, is considered a giant in his neck of the woods, and he'll need all his strength to battle the international incident that has landed at his front door. "It's a...
  • Meditation builds up the brain

    11/15/2005 2:20:30 PM PST · by S0122017 · 88 replies · 1,442+ views
    Nature News ^ | 15 nov | Alison Motluk
    Meditation builds up the brain * 11:01 15 November 2005 * news service * Alison Motluk Meditating does more than just feel good and calm you down, it makes you perform better – and alters the structure of your brain, researchers have found. People who meditate say the practice restores their energy, and some claim they need less sleep as a result. Many studies have reported that the brain works differently during meditation – brainwave patterns change and neuronal firing patterns synchronise. But whether meditation actually brings any of the restorative benefits of sleep has remained largely unexplored. So...
  • The Buzz:: Democrat's post with Shriver grabs attention

    10/03/2005 6:58:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 209+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/3/05 | Kevin Yamamura
    <p>Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't have much good to say about Gray Davis during the 2003 recall campaign, so eyebrows raised last week when first lady Maria Shriver hired a Davis lieutenant as her chief of staff.</p> <p>Democrat Daniel Zingale, who had been Davis' Cabinet secretary, starts his new job in November. He'll join Cabinet Secretary Terry Tamminen, education adviser Bonnie Reiss and Shriver as resident Democrats in the upper levels of the GOP administration.</p>
  • Public Schools: Awakening America to the Danger - (countercultural indoctrination a reality)

    05/12/2005 9:48:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 498+ views
    Far too few among the Christian community are willing to remain steadfast in their beliefs, in the face of the enormous pressures of liberal social change. Fortunately, Bruce N. Shortt exemplifies the meaning of such worthy resolve. Last year Shortt, along with T.C. Pinckney, made waves at the 2004 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) by stating the obvious. America’s educational system has, over the past several decades, completely degenerated from any pretense of promoting academics. Instead, it is primarily focused on a program of indoctrinating students towards countercultural social transformation. Relentlessly working to eradicate any references to God or traditional morality,...
  • ATTENTION.....FReepers want to watch the Correspondents' Dinner aired on CSPAN last night.

    05/01/2005 8:05:16 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 1,447+ views
    May 1, 2005 | me
    FReepers want to watch the Correspondents' Dinner aired on CSPAN last night. CSPAN's website is showing it replaying on CSPAN-3. Many people don't get that channel. If anyone hears of it being shown again on one of their other channels, please post an announcement thread. Thank you. (I'd like to watch it again :~ ))
  • CA: Governor's immigration comments divert attention from agenda

    04/30/2005 7:17:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 348+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/30/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ignited controversy and drew national headlines this week with remarks supporting citizen militias patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border and criticizing billboards in Los Angeles that he said encouraged illegal immigration. The comments came as his popularity is sinking and he is struggling to generate interest in his "Year of Reform" ballot package, prompting some experts to question his motives. "It makes absolutely no sense to me," said Garry South, a Democratic consultant who also was a senior adviser to former Gov. Gray Davis. "Maybe all of this is unconnected - his comments about closing the...
  • Political attention deficit disorder - (new Tony Blankley column; amusing!)

    04/26/2005 10:01:09 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 332+ views
    Almost 100 percent of the mental energy in Congress, and at least 50 percent of the White House mental energy is currently being expended trying either to destroy or protect John Bolton and Tom DeLay. A man from Mars would presume that things in America must be ship shape, and the world had settled into a long and restful peacefulness. Otherwise, surely, the American public would be looking with reproach and indignation at their leaders using their often misguided, but considerable, mental energies to brawl over Washington jobs if there were other matters with a higher claim on their attention....
  • Bush Marches Into a Second Term, His Agenda Set by Mideast Foes

    02/02/2005 1:44:43 PM PST · by stevejackson · 2 replies · 287+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | February 2, 2005 | Michael Rubin
    Last week, George W. Bush took the oath of office and began his second term. With 150,000 troops still in Iraq, Iran developing nuclear weapons and new leadership in the Palestinian Authority, the Middle East will continue to dominate White House attention.To what extent will Bush's second term be different from his first? For better or worse, not much.Pundits who keep a scorecard of second-term appointments forget three factors: First, this president remains firm in his views. When he speaks about freedom, liberty and democracy, he is sincere. Second, the rank-and-file of not only the CIA, but also of the...
  • Chavez prompts apparent TV ratings war

    02/02/2005 12:57:51 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 227+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 1, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    It started about a week ago - CNN opened the firing shot against Venezuela's brutal dictator in an expose on his manipulation of oil prices on the Lou Dobbs show. That was enough to upset Hugo Chavez's press acolytes, who whined about it here, upset in particular about CNN's straightforward reference to Chavez as a 'strongman.' Fox News returned fire last Friday, with Brit Hume's Grapevine show reporting Hugo Chavez's filthy televised talk show about having sex with distinguished US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Last night, CNN had another detailed item on Chavez's efforts to ship oil via Iran...
  • Bush Turns Attention to Daunting 2nd Term (Holy end of tyranny, BATMAN!)

    01/21/2005 8:45:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 306+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/21/05 | TERENCE HUNT
    Bush Turns Attention to Daunting 2nd Term 2 hours, 18 minutes ago By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON - President Bush turned from inaugural pageantry to a daunting second-term agenda Friday while his administration scrambled to explain his newly declared goal of ending tyranny around the world. The president's expansive pledge, the major theme of his inaugural address, raised questions about whether Bush intended to apply new standards to allies or partners that are not ideal democracies, or aren't democracies at all. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, China and other countries fit that description. Bush "made clear it was not...
  • Tapping the Hornet's Nest

    12/13/2004 8:40:27 AM PST · by forty_years · 2 replies · 1,319+ views ^ | December 13, 2004 | Michael Rubin
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in Iran: The Invisible Revolution. During the U.S. presidential campaign, debate over Iran policy received unprecedented attention. The reasons are multifold. With Iran on the verge of developing both nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile capability, Washington policymakers can no longer ignore the Iranian threat, especially when confidants of Supreme Leader Ali Khomenei lead televised chants of "American will be annihilated," as Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati did last June. American concern over a nuclear Iran is multifold. The danger is not necessarily that Iran would conduct a nuclear first strike, although former president Ali Akbar...
  • Help me decide if my 10 year old should use Ritalin

    08/27/2004 11:41:39 AM PDT · by Joe Republc · 367 replies · 4,735+ views
    My pedetrician has just recommended that my 10 year old boy use Ritalin. The issue of Attention Deficit Disorder has come up every so often throughout most of his life, but this is the first time our pediatrician says it's time to try medication. What questions should I be asking? What do I need to find out? Any good resources? Thanks, -- Joe P.S. My wife is in a hurry to do this, now that the doctor says so. I'm not.... my wife and I had some strong disagreement about this last night ;) When I ask around, it seems...
  • US Soldiers offered free breast implants

    07/22/2004 4:40:38 AM PDT · by 11th Earl of Mar · 20 replies · 2,280+ views
    Annanova ^ | 7/22/04
    Soldiers offered free breast implants US servicemen and women are being offered free plastic surgery, including breast enlargements, on the taxpayer. The New Yorker magazine reports that members of all four branches of the US military and their families can get face-lifts, breast enlargements, liposuction and nose jobs for free. "Anyone wearing a uniform is eligible," Dr Bob Lyons, chief of plastic surgery at Brooke Army Medical Centre in San Antonio told the magazine. Soldiers needed the approval of their commanding officers to get the time off. Between 2000 and 2003, military doctors performed 496 breast enlargements and 1,361 liposuction...
  • Saudi Instability Bigger Worry Than Iraq

    06/07/2004 10:13:52 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 13 replies · 173+ views ^ | Monday June 07, 04
    Former U.S counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke said Monday that instability in Saudi Arabia deserves special attention and warned of a repeat of the situation in Iran following the fall of the U.S.-backed shah. "The problem of the Saudi regime is an extremely important problem that we should have paid more attention to -- rather than, for example, to Iraq," Clarke said in Madrid, where he was presenting the Spanish version of his top-selling book "Against All Enemies." Read more. "The threat to the political and economic world posed by Saudi instability I think is greater than the threat that was...
  • Curing Chronic Illness Can Be Used to Destroy Either Political Party

    02/12/2004 3:20:19 PM PST · by MedicalMess · 25 replies · 1,912+ views
    Rough draft outline of Original experimentation and medical meta-analysis by Douglas R. Griffin | February 12, 2004 | Douglas R. Griffin
    Curing Chronic Illness Can Be Used To Destroy Either Political Party Ladies and Gentlemen: I present to you the world's longest running, and greatest, medical blunder, the cures for incurable diseases, and the Second Coming of Christ. There are 120 million American's with chronic illness. In 1997, researchers at Yale University were studying the clustering of autoimmune disorders in 84 families with Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APLA). They stated then that if they knew what caused APLA they would know a lot more about many of the other chronic illnesses. At the same time, I was searching the Internet for information...
  • Daytime TV to Get First Lesbian Kiss

    04/14/2003 12:07:07 PM PDT · by new cruelty · 95 replies · 1,931+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 14, 2003
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Daytime television viewers -- considered to be among America's most conservative audiences -- will see their first on-screen lesbian kiss next week, ABC television said on Monday. The kiss will take place during the April 22 episode of the Emmy-award winning soap opera "All My Children," making what ABC said would be a first in the world of daytime television. It comes in a scene featuring gay teen character Bianca Montgomery (Eden Riegel), who came out as a lesbian in 2000, and her new friend Lena (Olga Sosnovska) who "in a moment of truth and true...
  • Even In Battle, Blondes Get All The Attention

    04/03/2003 4:00:10 PM PST · by blam · 96 replies · 696+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-4-2003 | Deborah Orr
    Even in battle, blondes get all the attentionIf a Hollywood screenwriter made up Ms Lynch's story, it would be condemned as cheesy, clichéd and racist. Deborah Orr 04 April 2003 As heart-warming human interest stories go, "Saving Private Jessica" is hard to beat. Around the world, headlines made reference to Steven Spielberg's film of the US Army's mission to rescue a soldier whose three brothers had all been killed in combat. Private Lynch's story may not have quite the mythic power of Private Ryan's, but in these terrible times it's wondrous enough. And part of the wonder must be that...
  • Brain shrinkage in ADHD(Attention Deficit Disorder) not caused by medications

    10/09/2002 8:09:42 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 21 replies · 557+ views
    Eureka Alert (Synopsis of Article JAMA) ^ | 9 October 2002 | Drs. Xavier Castellanos, Judith Rapoport, NIMH Child Psychiatry Branch, and colleagues
    A 10-year study by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) scientists has found that brains of children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are 3-4 percent smaller than those of children who don't have the disorder – and that medication treatment is not the cause. Indeed, in this first major study to scan previously never-medicated patients, they found "strikingly smaller" white matter volumes in children who had not taken stimulant drugs. Still, the course of brain development in the ADHD patients paralleled that of normal subjects, suggesting that whatever caused the disorder happened earlier. Drs. Xavier Castellanos, Judith...