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  • Sir Roger Bannister Dies at 88

    03/04/2018 5:32:29 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 4, 2018
    Sir Roger Bannister, the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, has died at the age of 88. His time of three minutes 59.4 seconds, set at Iffley Road sports ground in Oxford on 6 May 1954, stood as a record for just 46 days but his place in athletics history was assured. Bannister also won gold over the same distance at the 1954 Commonwealth Games and later became a leading neurologist. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2011. A statement from his family said: "Sir Roger Bannister, died peacefully in Oxford on 3 March, aged...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee, Limousine Liberal

    12/27/2017 4:20:48 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 11, 2002 | SAM DEALEY
    WHEN SHEILA JACKSON LEE first came to Washington in January 1995, the Texas Democrat railed against the Capitol's silk-stockinged elite. "The American people want reform, not phony but real reform," she said in her debut House speech. "They want to know that the days of free meals and free trips and special privileges are over. . . . As Members of Congress, we should not be using public office for private gain." How times change. It's about 200 paces from the awning of Jackson Lee's Capitol Hill apartment to the marbled steps of the Cannon House Office Building, where her...
  • LIGO Sees Smallest Black Hole Binary Yet

    11/18/2017 4:40:58 PM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 21 replies
    Sky & Telescope ^ | November 16, 2017 | Camille M. Carlisle
    On November 15th, five months after the spacetime ripples jiggled LIGO’s instruments, astronomers announced the detection of their sixth gravitational-wave discovery, which is the fifth from the merger of two black holes. The event, GW170608, came from the union of the smallest black holes scientists have yet “seen” using this technique. The waves hit LIGO at 02:01:16 Universal Time on June 8th, during the project’s second observing run (November 30th to August 25th). Their passage triggered the alarm at the site in Livingston, Louisiana, but the detector in Hanford, Washington, was under routine maintenance and had its alert system turned...
  • Mayak - (Russian for Lighthouse) Satellite

    07/11/2017 6:53:26 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 3 replies ^ | Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Staff
    Mayak, Russian for ‘Lighthouse or Beacon,’ is a crowd-funded 3U CubeSat developed by a group called ‘Your Sector of Space’ with support from the Moscow State University of Mechanical Engineering to create an experimental mission for establishing an artificial star – the brightest object in the night sky aside from the Moon. Mayak is expected to deploy four triangular reflectors, each with a surface of 4m˛, forming a large tetrahedral reflector with a reflection coefficient of 95%. Based on pre-flight analysis, Mayak will reach an optical magnitude of -10 at the beginning of the flight – surpassing the brightness of...
  • LIGO Continues To Make Waves in Gravitational Wave Detection Physics

    06/25/2017 6:28:56 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 14 replies
    American Physical Society ^ | June 1, 2017 | Rachel Gaal
    The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) continues to make waves within the physics community. On June 1, they published their third gravitational wave detection from an observation in early January 2017. This new detection may help vet previously established theories of how these massive mergers behave, and has already provided a new round of observational data to push forward this new kind of astronomy. The confirmed results, published in Physical Review Letters, tell a story of two black holes that coalesced 3 billion light-years from Earth. So far, this is the farthest source from which gravitational waves have been detected...
  • Bill Clinton warns current trend could take us 'to the edge of our destruction

    03/12/2017 9:03:34 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 61 replies
    AOL ^ | March 9, 2017 | Unattributed, Mercifully
    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is warning that the trend toward nationalism is, in his words, "taking us to the edge of our destruction." He made the comments on March 9 during a Brookings Institution event celebrating the release of a new book titled 'Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman' by Israeli scholar and former diplomat Itamar Rabinovich. According to Politico, Clinton said, "People who claim to want the nation-state are actually trying to have a pan-national movement to institutionalize separatism and division within national borders all over the world...It's like we're all having an identity crisis at once. It is...

    01/01/2017 4:33:10 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 39 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | December 30, 2016 | Oleg Atbashian
    25 years ago George Bush Sr. was still in office, and so was Saddam Hussein. The European Union didn't exist and neither did China's economic powerhouse. The Berlin wall had just come down and Germany had finally reunited. Hillary Clinton was a little-known mouthy First Lady of Arkansas and the media gleefully predicted that Donald Trump would never climb back to the top after his Atlantic City fiasco. On the other side of the Iron Curtain, the Eastern bloc was in shambles, but the USSR was still standing with Mikhail Gorbachev at the helm. Vladimir Putin dabbled in minor corruption...

    09/12/2016 3:55:57 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 56 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | September 11, 2016 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    A prominent internist writes with admittedly speculative comments on the diagnosis of pneumonia made public today regarding Hillary Clinton. He writes: During my 19 years as a board certified internist I have taken care of many hundreds of patients with pneumonia. The story about Hillary Clinton being diagnosed with pneumonia raises a red flag as to the cause. It could simply have been a community acquired pneumonia, which means she contracted it as a healthy person living her usual life. This happens occasionally, even to healthy people. If this is the case the timing certainly is unfortunate for her given...
  • Restaurant owner says it’s all a misunderstanding, cops can eat at his place — and for free Monday

    07/15/2016 5:06:57 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2016 | Foxnews Staff
    SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. -- The owner of the Lucky Teriyaki broke down in tears Thursday night and said cops are welcome at his restaurant -- will even get free meals on Monday -- after a public backlash to a report by the Skagit County sheriff said the man had told deputies that law enforcement officers were no longer welcome at his establishment. The man's son said in a heavy accent that it had all been a misunderstanding and he apologized for the incident.
  • Kitchener woman follows GPS right into Tobermory, Ont., harbour

    05/14/2016 9:23:12 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 33 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 13, 2016 | Kate Bueckert
    Police in Tobermory, Ont., pulled a red car from the harbour early Friday morning after a Kitchener woman followed instructions from her GPS and drove down a boat launch and into the water. Ontario Provincial Police said the woman was following her GPS "when she took a wrong turn into Little Tub Harbour" late Thursday night. It was raining, dark and foggy at the time. Combining "weather conditions and the driver being new to the area, a fully submerged vehicle was the result," police said in a release.
  • Police find remains of 5 people stolen from Worcester cemetery

    12/06/2015 5:51:09 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 13 replies
    Fox News Boston ^ | December 5, 2015 | Uncredited
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- A Connecticut man is accused of storing human remains that were stolen from a cemetery in Worcester. Police were called to an apartment inside a multi-family home where there was a report human remains being stored. Police said the homeowner, Amador Medina, admitted to having bodies in the house and invited police inside to show them. Police then found remains of three adults and two children. Investigators were able to link the remains to five graves that had been robbed at a cemetery in Worcester, Mass. Worcester Police said on Oct. 9, it was discovered a mausoleum...
  • Google deems Bernie Sanders’ economic plan a ‘phishing scam’

    11/26/2015 6:25:16 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernard Sanders’ economic plan triggered Gmail’s “phishing scam” antenna, with the mail system saying the senator’s liberal campaign promises — including lower prescription drug prices and free college for all — sound like frauds. “Be careful with this message. It contains content that’s typically used to steal personal information,” Gmail said in a bright red warning box that appeared at the top of a message sent by Mr. Sanders’ campaign Friday, laying out his “Agenda for Working Families.”

    11/17/2015 5:10:59 PM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 16 replies
    My Fetid Brain ^ | 11/17/2015 | Self
    Okay, how many "refugees" is Saudi Arabia taking in? Egypt, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Algeria, Morocco, Tunsia? Jordan? All these countries are Arab speaking, Sunni, culturally and religiously similar to the vast majority of the "refugees" from Syria. We housed, fed, clothed, educated and pampered the Tsarnaevs. How did the purported refugees repay us? The worthless sons became terrorists, the mother and daughter shoplifting gimme girls, the father a shiftless alcoholic. When they were not taking vacations on our dime back in the land they allegedly had a "well founded" fear of persecution in. Let the Arabs take care of their...
  • Concord man forced to remove Black Lives Matter sign from fence

    10/31/2015 10:19:33 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 36 replies
    Fox News Boston ^ | October 30, 2015 | Uncredited
    CONCORD, Mass. ( -- A Concord, Mass., resident who was asked by town officials to remove his "Black Lives Matter" sign from his fence wrote an open letter to the person who filed the anonymous complaint to the town through an attorney. "Certainly, we wanted to draw attention and show support for the black people being killed in our country at alarming rates," wrote Johnny Cole, father of an African American and a Latino child. "But we also wanted to prove to our children - and by extension our neighbors, including you - that equality is something that matters to...
  • TIFF: Dan Rather Chokes Up at 'Truth' Premiere, Praises Film for Accuracy

    09/13/2015 4:32:58 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 73 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12 SEP 2015 | Etan Vlessing
    "A film called 'Truth' should be accurate," the iconic CBS news anchor said of director James Vanderbilt’s movie about his 2006 exit and the events leading to it. Iconic CBS news anchor Dan Rather on Saturday praised the Robert Redford-starring Rathergate movie Truth for its accuracy and performances ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. "Naturally I was pleased, and pleasantly surprised. This film is very accurate. A film called Truth should be accurate," Rather told the Hollywood Reporter during a pre-screening party. James Vanderbilt's movie centers on Rather's 2006 exit from CBS after a 60 Minutes...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson's Domestic Life

    09/05/2015 12:44:12 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 8 replies
    Well, ... Neil deGrasse Tyson's weaselly alibis when caught in domestic scraps are hilarious.
  • TV series about Russian occupation of Norway sparks furor

    08/30/2015 6:56:57 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 8 replies
    Russia Beyond the Headlines ^ | August 28, 2015 | Anastasia Lyalikova
    A new Norwegian TV series in which Russia occupies the Nordic country and takes control of its oil fields has been described by Russia's Foreign Ministry as being "in the worst traditions of the Cold War" and representing a "non-existent threat from the east." The series is to be launched by the largest Norwegian independent television channel TV2, the local media outlet LO News reports. Events in the TV show evolve around the invasion of Norway by the Russian army – backed by the European Union – after environmental radicals come to power in the Scandinavian country and stop its...
  • Shot Fired At State Police Cruiser, Rifle Found, But No Suspect

    07/31/2015 6:18:11 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 15 replies
    CBS Boston WBZ ^ | July 23, 2015 | Staff
    MANSFIELD (CBS) — Massachusetts State Police are looking for the person who fired a gunshot at a trooper’s cruiser early Thursday morning. The trooper was in a marked state police cruiser on patrol near Forbes Road and Route 140 in Foxboro near the Mansfield line around 2:20 a.m. when he heard a loud noise from behind. He saw a “large amount of white smoke” in the area where the noise came from, according to police, “just several feet from the cruiser.” He was not hurt and his car was not damaged. “The Trooper reversed direction and observed a white male...
  • Why Time Will Stop For a Leap Second

    06/28/2015 11:19:44 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 16 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 26, 2015 UTC | Jane J. Lee
    Just as leap years keep our calendars lined up with Earth's revolution around the sun, leap seconds adjust for Earth's rotation. This kind of fine-tuning wasn't much of an issue before the invention of atomic clocks, whose ticks are defined by the cycling of atoms. Cesium-based clocks, one kind of atomic clock, measure the passage of time much more precisely than those based on the rotation of our planet, so adding a leap second allows astronomical time to catch up to atomic time. Most of us won't notice the addition, which happens at 23:59:59 coordinated universal time (UTC), or 7:59...
  • Happy Summer Solstice!

    06/21/2015 8:40:00 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 10 replies
    His Divine Plan ^ | In the Beginning | The Almighty