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  • Pope Francis Condemns "Inhuman" Paris Terror Attacks As Part Of "Piecemeal Third World War"

    11/14/2015 7:26:38 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 13 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11/14/15 | Zerohedge
    Pope Francis said "war is madness," just over a year ago while condemning the idea of war in God's name, and today, in a succinct but notably unforgiving and emotional statement, Francis reiterated his previous warning that a "piecemeal" World War III has already begun and, as he previously stated, the international community would be justified in using force to stop what he called "unjust aggression" by Islamic State militants.
  • What Do You Know About The News? Take The Quiz

    09/07/2013 9:30:27 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 142 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 9/7/2013 | Pew Research
    Test your awareness of current events and compare against national polling data
  • In cancer science, many 'discoveries' don't hold up

    04/06/2012 7:33:59 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 18 replies ^ | 3-28-2012 | Sharon Begley
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former researcher at Amgen Inc has found that many basic studies on cancer -- a high proportion of them from university labs -- are unreliable, with grim consequences for producing new medicines in the future.
  • Have RIM, Nokia & Apple provided Indian Military with backdoor access to cellular comm?

    01/08/2012 6:57:42 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 7 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 1-6-12 | Manan Kakkar
    In exchange for mobile presence in India, RIM, Nokia and Apple have allegedly provided backdoor access for the Indian intelligence to spy on communication. On January 6th reports of Symantec (makers of Norton Anitvirus) being hacked surfaced. The group of hackers behind the attack were from India.
  • Ctrl+Alt+Bernanke: Operation Empire State Rebellion Resumes Attack On Fed Chairman

    06/12/2011 8:15:36 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 4 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 6/11/11 | Tyler Durden
    Operation Empire State Rebellion is back. Perhaps in the aftermath of the IMF "very major breach" by anonymous hackers, it is really time to make sure all external access points to FedWire and FedLine are truly safe and sound. It will be very sad if it is uncovered that this source of externally accessible portal to hundreds of billions in emergency Fed funding has been somehow compromised. Just imagine the loss of confidence in the system... Why, a global distributed attack would really stretch the Fed's 1,200-strong police force quite thin.
  • The Real Crisis That Will Soon Hit the US

    02/19/2011 6:13:52 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 183 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 2/18/11 | Phoenix Capital Research
    Forget stocks, the real crisis is coming… and it’s coming fast.   Indeed, it first hit in 2008 though it was almost entirely off the radar of the American public. While all eyes were glued to the carnage in the stock market and brokerage account balances, a far more serious crisis began to unfold rocking 30 countries around the globe.   I’m talking about food shortages.   Aside from a few rice shortages that were induced by export restrictions in Asia, food received little or no coverage from the financial media in 2008. Yet, food shortages started riots in over...
  • It’s How You Play the Game: The Fate of Western Civilization and Grade-School Soccer

    11/07/2010 5:48:53 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 23 replies
    PajamsMedia ^ | 11/7/2010 | Barry Rubin
    It‘s something of a stretch to compare a soccer game among eleven-year-old boys with the fate of the democratic world, but I’ve always managed to see big issues in small things. My son is playing on a local soccer team which has lost every one of its games, often by humiliating scores. The coach is a nice guy, but seems an archetype of contemporary thinking: he tells the kids not to care about whether they win, puts players at any positions they want, and doesn’t listen to their suggestions. He never criticizes a player or suggests how a player could...
  • News from Tennessee (Vanity)

    11/02/2010 8:19:00 PM PDT · by HangnJudge · 14 replies
    GOP's Bill Haslam wins governor's race Republican and political newcomer Julia C. Hurley rode her political party’s wave to victory tonight, edging out veteran Democrat incumbent Dennis Ferguson for the 32nd House District seat. Ferguson held the seat for 18 years. Republican Chattanooga attorney Chuck Fleischmann has won the 3rd District congressional seat. Republicans took three Democratic seats tonight to take control of the Tennessee congressional delegation for the first time in nearly a decade.
  • Survey of Consumers Thomson Reuters / University of Michigan

    10/30/2010 7:31:56 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 15 replies
    University of Michigan ^ | 10/28/2010 | Richard Curtin
    Confidence in government economic policies has fallen to the lowest level since the closing months of the Bush presidency, with just 11% of consumers holding favorable evaluations of Obama’s policies. Although mid-term elections primarily respond to local rather than national issues, residents of nearly all local areas expressed economic discontent. It would not be surprising for confidence to rebound after the election; it would be surprising if those gains proved to be more than temporary. If the lame duck Congress does not immediately pass an extension of the Bush tax cuts, not even deep discounts will secure modest gains in...
  • DXZ Flash Crash Detonates Entire Currency Complex

    10/23/2010 6:41:35 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 34 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/23/2010 | Tyler Durden
    And now, for that Friday night bomb, when nuking stocks has a tad too much of a Waddell and Reed 'amateur hour' aftertaste, the only alternative - destroy the entire currency market. If this crash in the DXY (seen below) had happened during regular hours, apparently driven not by the dollar but by DXY component EUR (there was no comparable move in other USD pairs), it would have created a complete market collapse. Luckily it happened an hour after close. Weekend collapse averted. And a quick glance at the other pairs shows that the GBP and CHF were solidly impacted...
  • Evidence Accumulates for Links Between Marijuana and Psychosis

    05/07/2010 5:38:21 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 57 replies · 1,056+ views
    Medscape ^ | 03/26/2010 | Michael T. Compton, MD, MPH
    A number of studies in recent years have revealed complex links between marijuana use and psychotic symptoms and diagnosable psychotic disorders like schizophrenia. Although a thorough review of this broad literature is beyond the purview of this brief communication, two avenues of research will be succinctly summarized, pertaining to (1) associations between cannabis use and clinical manifestations of psychosis, and (2) the biologic plausibility of the observed links... ...Conclusion In sum, a growing body of clinical and epidemiologic research suggests significant but complex links between cannabis use and psychosis. Concurrently, ongoing neurobiologic research is revealing findings in the endocannabinoid system...
  • ObamaCare and our Debt Death Spiral

    03/28/2010 5:26:58 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 24 replies · 654+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 28, 2010 | Monty Pelerin
    In an article in the Atlantic entitled “My Inflation Nightmare,” Michael Kinsley worries about the future of the economy. He fears that inflation, perhaps hyperinflation, is a likely next stage in the economic crisis. His fears contradict the respected liberal economists Paul Krugman and Larry Summers. They argue that deflation is the likely outcome... ...Mr. Kinsley should realize that it was these and similar experts that got us into this mess. Neither of these experts ever saw it coming, despite their expertise and mathematical Keynesian models. One is an ideologue and the other an employee of the administration. Does Mr....
  • Social Security: "Here It Comes"

    03/15/2010 6:47:30 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 24 replies · 1,589+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 3-15-10 | Karl Denninger
    This year, for the first time since the 1980s, when Congress last overhauled Social Security, the retirement program is projected to pay out more in benefits than it collects in taxes -- nearly $29 billion more. In a world where we talk about trillions, this doesn't sound like much. But it's not the amount that's the problem - it's the direction. For decades government has cooked its books by stealing the Social Security taxes you pay. This was the infamous "lock box" debate had during Gore's campaign. Too bad Mr. "the world's getting hotter so I have to live in...
  • Production of key radioisotopes continues at ORNL

    01/03/2010 7:16:44 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 1 replies · 274+ views ^ | 1-3-2010 | Frank Munger
    OAK RIDGE - Production of radioisotopes, a signature mission at Oak Ridge National Laboratory since the 1940s, is making a comeback of sorts. Last year, there was virtually no money available for the work at ORNL while the government's isotopes program was reviewed and reorganized at Department of Energy headquarters in Washington. Production of some radioactive elements - notably californium-252, which was in short supply - got put on hold in Oak Ridge during a situation that some characterized as a bureaucratic crisis. As 2009 came to a close, however, the supply of californium, a radioisotope with uses ranging from...
  • Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    01/02/2010 6:43:19 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 50 replies · 2,777+ views
    RasmussenReports ^ | 1/2/10 | Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll, released Thursday, shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18
  • 2009-10 Bowl Schedule

    12/06/2009 4:32:52 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 104 replies · 4,003+ views
    sports illustrated ^ | 12/6/09 | sportsillustrated
    2009-10 Bowl Schedule
  • Georgia Tech over Wake Forest in OT! 30-27 (Vanity)

    11/07/2009 4:27:32 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 21 replies · 589+ views
    A major heart thumper, GT now 9-1 (6-1 in ACC) Looks to win ACC, major bowl bid Unashamed Georgia Tech Vanity
  • The Global Debt Crisis is Destroying the Economic Structure

    10/25/2009 7:15:56 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 6 replies · 623+ views
    Marketoracle ^ | 10/24/2009 | Bob Chapman
    The charade in NYC and Washington goes on. There is no question that our government is controlled by the unelected that lurks behind the scenes or are appointed as bureaucrats to run our country. It was never more evident than when administrations changed last January. Team A replaced Team B, all of whom just happen to be members of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group. There is no debate. There is only one plan and that is for one-world government. These are the Illuminists who will Shepard us into final bondage. This is what...
  • But I Thought It Was Just A "Panic"?

    09/13/2009 7:55:00 PM PDT · by HangnJudge · 40 replies · 1,730+ views
    Market Ticker ^ | 9/13/2009 | Karl Denninger
    Remember, the values at which subprime mortgage bonds were trading at reflected "irrational fear" and "unreasonable expectations of default." More than a year later, it is clear: There was no panic; this was a JUSTIFIED level of trading and reflects the ugly reality - the investors in those bonds will NEVER get their money back. They were swindled, to be blunt. "AA" bonds trading at 4 cents and "AAA" at 28? Remember folks, "AAA" credits are supposed to have a probability of default roughly equivalent to that of the Sun colliding with the earth. There is not now and never...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    08/29/2009 6:47:27 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 47 replies · 3,100+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 8/29/09 | Rasmussen
    Daily Tracking Poll
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    08/16/2009 5:29:37 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 76 replies · 3,508+ views
    Todays tracking polling on Obama' decline
  • Obama, Heal Thyself

    05/03/2009 7:52:50 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 30 replies · 899+ views ^ | 5-3-09 | Ralph Alter
    An April 26 article in the New York Times reported: The need for more doctors comes up at almost every congressional hearing and White House forum on health care. “We’re not producing enough primary-care physicians,”Obama said at one forum. “The costs of medical education are so high that people feel that they’ve got to specialize.” This quote demonstrates precisely the stilted logic based on flimsy assumptions that characterizes the intellect of our statist new presidential administration. That primary care physicians are in short supply is not in dispute, but the shortage certainly doesn’t stem from the cost of medical education,...
  • What, Me Worry? MAD Magazine Going Quarterly

    01/25/2009 5:33:32 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 44 replies · 1,673+ views ^ | 1-24-09 | Hamilton Nolan
    MAD Magazine is about to put out its 500th issue. Fantastic! But starting in April, the mag is cutting down to only four issues per year. Nooooo!
  • This VC forecast scares the pants off of me

    05/16/2008 5:19:09 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 21 replies · 108+ views ^ | 5-15-08 | Charles Cooper
    ...Kopelman presented a scenario for the rise of the "implicit" Internet. I'm simplifying, but he was referring to the vast web of personal data that until now has existed relatively undisturbed in different corners of the data world. For example, you may have made a reservation over the Internet one day, or bought a book from an online reseller on another. But that that data is going to get collected from heretofore separate "silos" as companies that figure out ways to break through the barriers and deliver information based on that implicit cyber data. That shouldn't strike anybody as a...
  • US Plans "Disposable" Nuclear Batteries

    03/13/2008 4:06:32 PM PDT · by HangnJudge · 24 replies · 678+ views
    NewScientistTech ^ | 3-13-08 | Phil McKenna
    The Bush administration has ear-marked $20 million in its 2009 budget toward the US Department of Energy's efforts to design nuclear power plants in the 250-to-500 megawatt range as part of its Global Nuclear Energy Program (GNEP). The money marks the first substantial commitment to building the new plants since President Bush announced the program in February 2006. The latest nuclear plants designed for US domestic use have capacities about 1300 megawatts. GNEP, which now includes 21 member countries, hopes to begin construction of its first reactor in a country currently without nuclear power in 2015, saying the plants will...
  • Sentient world: war games on the grandest scale

    06/30/2007 6:19:41 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 8 replies · 393+ views
    The Register ^ | 6-23-07 | Mark Baard
    The DOD is developing a parallel to Planet Earth, with billions of individual "nodes" to reflect every man, woman, and child this side of the dividing line between reality and AR. Called the Sentient World Simulation (SWS), it will be a "synthetic mirror of the real world with automated continuous calibration with respect to current real-world information", according to a concept paper for the project. SWS provides an environment for testing Psychological Operations (PSYOP)," the paper reads, so that military leaders can "develop and test multiple courses of action to anticipate and shape behaviors of adversaries, neutrals, and partners" SWS...
  • Novel sugar-to-hydrogen technology promises transportation fuel independence

    05/25/2007 9:24:25 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 78 replies · 1,665+ views
    Virginia Tech News ^ | 5/23/06 | Susan Trulove
    snip. Researchers at Virginia Tech, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and the University of Georgia propose using polysaccharides, or sugary carbohydrates, from biomass to directly produce low-cost hydrogen for the new hydrogen economy. snip. Using synthetic biology approaches, Zhang and colleagues Barbara R. Evans and Jonathan R. Mielenz of ORNL, and Robert C. Hopkins and Michael W.W. Adams of the University of Georgia, are using a combination of 13 enzymes never found together in nature to completely convert polysaccharides (C6H10O5) and water into hydrogen when and where that form of energy is needed. This “synthetic enzymatic pathway” research appears in...
  • The Air Car - zero pollution and very low running costs

    03/19/2007 4:47:16 PM PDT · by HangnJudge · 156 replies · 2,634+ views
    Gizmag ^ | 3-19-07 | Gizmag
    March 19, 2007 Many respected engineers have been trying for years to bring a compressed air car to market, believing strongly that compressed air can power a viable "zero pollution" car. Now the first commercial compressed air car is on the verge of production and beginning to attract a lot of attention, and with a recently signed partnership with Tata, India’s largest automotive manufacturer, the prospects of very cost-effective mass production are now a distinct possibility. The MiniC.A.T is a simple, light urban car, with a tubular chassis that is glued not welded and a body of fibreglass. The heart...
  • Nuclear Lab Develops Powerful Dust Rag

    03/02/2007 5:45:10 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 6 replies · 399+ views
    AP News ^ | 3/2/07 | DUNCAN MANSFIELD
    OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - This is one cleaning that could pass anybody's white-glove test. A high-tech dust rag developed by a research chemist at a nuclear weapons plant can pick up potentially deadly beryllium particles that are 20 times smaller than what can be seen with the naked eye. Its inventor, Ron Simandl, says it could be used to mop up industrial accidents or wipe down semiconductor "clean rooms." And look out Swiffer dusters: The "Negligible-Residue Non-tacky Tack Cloth" could be bound for the consumer market, albeit with a catchier name. Simandl, who is used to working in a...
  • Activation of brain region predicts altruism

    01/21/2007 5:32:34 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 12 replies · 603+ views
    Eurekalert ^ | 1-21-07 | Scott A. Huettel, Ph.D
    DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University Medical Center researchers have discovered that activation of a particular brain region predicts whether people tend to be selfish or altruistic. "Although understanding the function of this brain region may not necessarily identify what drives people like Mother Theresa, it may give clues to the origins of important social behaviors like altruism," said study investigator Scott A. Huettel, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center. Results of the study appear Sunday, Jan. 21, in the advance online edition of Nature Neuroscience and will be published in the February 2007 print issue of...
  • Killing Bin Laden will inspire 10 more: Dalai Lama

    04/01/2006 9:36:48 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 96 replies · 2,199+ views
    BREITBART ^ | 3-31-06 | BREITBART
    The Dalai Lama says that were Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden killed that hatred would cause another 10 like him to spring up, in an interview with a British newspaper. He also revealed the workings of his relationship with US President George W. Bush, said Westerners had become too self-absorbed and repeated his opposition to homosexuality in a wide-ranging interview. The Dalai Lama said modern terrorism was born out of jealousy of Western lifestyles. "Fundamentalism is terrifying because it is based purely on emotion, rather than intelligence," the 70-year-old monk said at the seat of his government-in-exile in the northern...
  • Read the letter that won the internet governance battle

    12/04/2005 10:36:56 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 9 replies · 636+ views
    The Register ^ | 12-2-05 | Kieren McCarthy
    ...The Internet will reach its full potential as a medium and facilitator for global economic expansion and development in an environment free from burdensome intergovernmental oversight and control. The success of the Internet lies in its inherently decentralized nature, with the most significant growth taking place at the outer edges of the network through innovative new applications and services. Burdensome, bureaucratic oversight is out of place in an Internet structure that has worked so well for many around the globe. We regret the recent positions on Internet governance(i.e., the “new cooperation model”) offered by the European Union, the Presidency of...
  • A Season of Thanksgiving

    11/23/2005 8:42:58 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 301+ views
    anotherThink ^ | 11-12-05 | anotherThink
    When you arrive in the land I am giving you and you harvest your first crops, bring the priest some grain from the first portion of your grain harvest. On the first day after the Sabbath, the priest will lift it up before the Lord so it may be accepted on your behalf. ... This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed wherever you live. —Leviticus 23:9-11, 14 (NLT) Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. —Cicero, Pro Plancio, 54 B.C. As our skepticism about God has increased,...
  • '05 Proving To Be Worst Newspaper Year Since Recession

    10/31/2005 7:00:41 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 75 replies · 2,149+ views
    Media Daily News ^ | 10-31-05 | Ross Fadner
    IT'S OFFICIAL: 2005 WILL BE the newspaper industry's worst year since the last ad industry recession. And things aren't looking much better for next year either, according to a top Wall Street firm's report on newspaper publishing. "Sadly, 2005 is shaping up as the industry's worst year from a revenue growth perspective since the recession impacted 2001-2002 period," says the report from Goldman Sachs, adding a warning that meaningful growth in 2006 is "very unlikely."
  • Iraqi scientist urges nuclear caution

    10/27/2005 11:17:43 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 5 replies · 446+ views
    Oak Ridger ^ | 10-27-05 | John Huotari
    The sign out front said "Saddam Hussein's Nuclear Mastermind." Inside, Mahdi Obeidi, former head of Iraq's centrifuge program for uranium enrichment, told more than 200 people, including Department of Energy employees, that he wants to help stop one of humanity's greatest nightmares - global weapons of mass destruction. "We cannot afford one mistake," Obeidi said. "Everybody should be concerned." Obeidi, who emigrated to the United States in 2003, spoke on Wednesday morning at the Pollard Auditorium at Oak Ridge Associated Universities. His visit was sponsored by the Oak Ridge Office of Counterintelligence and funded by the U.S. State Department, according...
  • Drug offsets sleep deprivation effects, in monkeys

    08/23/2005 10:23:32 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 10 replies · 346+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-23-05
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A drug dubbed CX717, made by Cortex Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, California, reverses the biological and behavioral effects of sleep deprivation, according to results of animal studies. In an article in the research journal PLoS Biology, Dr. Sam A. Deadwyler and his associates propose that CX717 would particularly benefit individuals affected by extended work hours or night shifts. To test this possibility, they taught monkeys to perform a "delayed-match-to-sample task," in which they were presented with a single image on a computer screen, then would use a cursor to identify that image in a group of several...
  • Combination power-heat system created

    08/14/2005 6:27:59 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 30 replies · 890+ views
    OAK RIDGE, TN, United States (UPI) -- U.S. grocery stores, schools, hotels and hospitals are likely candidates for a high-efficiency system that provides heating, cooling and electric power. The PureComfort system -- developed through a partnership between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and United Technologies Research Center -- features a combination of 60-kilowatt microturbines and a new direct exhaust-fired double-effect absorption chiller-heater that recycles exhaust streams. The system provides simultaneous electric power and cooling. Bob DeVault of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory`s Engineering Science and Technology Division said the system could be configured to provide emergency backup power to the customer...
  • Tax Collections Hit Record Level for July

    08/10/2005 3:16:10 PM PDT · by HangnJudge · 12 replies · 448+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8-10-05 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A record amount of tax revenue flowed into federal coffers in July, helping to keep the government on track to significantly lower the budget deficit this year. The Treasury Department reported Wednesday that revenue collections jumped 5.7 percent last month from a year ago, pushing total receipts to $142.09 billion, the largest amount ever collected by the federal government in the month of July. The Bush administration last month significantly lowered its estimate for this year's budget deficit - to $332.65 billion, down 22 percent from its February estimate that the deficit this year would total $427...
  • Bomb-building facility opens its doors

    06/16/2005 10:24:31 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 10 replies · 537+ views
    OAK RIDGE, Tennessee (AP) -- The government is offering a rare glimpse of the massive machines used to enrich uranium for the "Little Boy" bomb -- the first atomic weapon used in war, dropped 60 years ago in August on Hiroshima, Japan. Inside the high-security Y-12 nuclear weapons plant remain the last of 1,152 calutrons that once filled nine buildings. The machinery was part of the top-secret bomb-building Manhattan Project, which turned this rural countryside about 30 miles west of Knoxville into a "secret city" of 75,000 people between 1942 and 1945. "Don't you know the people in Knoxville wondered...
  • Rev. Who Denied God Exists Back in Pulpit

    05/29/2005 7:50:14 PM PDT · by HangnJudge · 27 replies · 718+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/29/05 | JAN M. OLSEN
    TAARBAEK, Denmark - A Danish Lutheran minister who publicly denied the existence of God said Sunday he was glad to be back in the pulpit, but refused to speak about the case that led to his brief suspension last year. The country's Evangelical Lutheran Church suspended him in June 2004 because he said in an interview that "there is no heavenly God." Earlier this month, he was reinstated after renewing his vows, but will remain under the supervision of a bishop. In Denmark, where Lutheran ministers are employed by the state and only the government can fire them or take...
  • Amnesty Reports Afghan Women Persecuted

    05/29/2005 6:23:11 PM PDT · by HangnJudge · 12 replies · 407+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/29/05 | DANIEL COONEY
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan women are in constant risk of abduction, rape and forced marriage and the government is doing little to address their plight, the human rights group Amnesty International said in a report released Monday, 3 1/2 years after the ouster of the hardline Taliban regime. A spokeswoman for the Afghan Women's Affairs Ministry, Nooria Haqnagar, acknowledged that abuse was still rife and said, "In some remote areas, men deal with women like animals." In its report, Amnesty called on the government and the international community to do more to improve the lives of women. "Throughout the country,...
  • Was World War II worth it?

    05/12/2005 2:08:18 PM PDT · by HangnJudge · 63 replies · 1,031+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5-11-05 | Patrick Buchanan
    For much of Eastern and Central Europe, victory brought the iron rule of another empire. V-E day marked the end of fascism, but it did not end the oppression. The agreement in Yalta followed in the unjust tradition of Munich and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Once again, when powerful governments negotiated, the freedom of small nations was somehow expendable. ... The captivity of millions in Central and Eastern Europe will be remembered as one of the greatest wrongs in history. Bush told the awful truth about what really triumphed in World War II east of the Elbe. And it was not...
  • Train Ambushed in Southern Thailand

    03/26/2005 8:24:01 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 2 replies · 228+ views
    Suspected Islamic rebels detonated two bombs and opened fire on authorities riding in an armored railway car early Sunday in southern Thailand, wounding at least 19 people, police said
  • Intelligence in men and women is a gray and white matter

    01/21/2005 1:54:06 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 10 replies · 609+ views
    UC Irvine ^ | 1-21-05 | Richard Haier
    While there are essentially no disparities in general intelligence between the sexes, a UC Irvine study has found significant differences in brain areas where males and females manifest their intelligence. The study shows women having more white matter and men more gray matter related to intellectual skill, revealing that no single neuroanatomical structure determines general intelligence and that different types of brain designs are capable of producing equivalent intellectual performance. “These findings suggest that human evolution has created two different types of brains designed for equally intelligent behavior
  • Antibody treatment partially reverses nerve damage in Alzheimer disease

    01/20/2005 2:39:54 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 21 replies · 614+ views
    Eurekalert ^ | 1-20-05 | David M. Holtzman David M. Holtzman David Holtzman
    Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine have shown that an antibody treatment administered to the brain surface in mice with Alzheimer disease is capable of rapidly reversing disease-related structural nerve damage. The study will appear online on January 20 in advance of print publication in the February 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.