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  • Calling her ‘Hillary’ is now ‘sexist’

    04/18/2015 3:29:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 109 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2015-04-18 | Chelsea Samelson
    She even campaigned as "Hillary" during her 2000 race for senate. Now that Hillary is officially in the running, prepare to start hearing the s-word. Don’t like her politics? Sexist! Disagree with her positions? Sexist! Still have issues with Benghazi? Sexist!
  • Microsoft decouples .NET Framework from Windows: C# for iOS and Android using their native code.

    05/15/2014 10:49:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Fierce Enterprise Comminications ^ | 05/15/2014 | By Scott M. Fulton, III
    In one of Monday's extraordinary announcements from Microsoft during its TechEd conference in Houston, program managers both announced and demonstrated the ability to build applications for multiple computing platforms, including iOS, using the .NET Framework once heralded as the crown jewel of Windows--specifically, to build and deploy applications that compile to those platforms' native code, without requiring plug-ins or interpreters. "One of the most exciting aspects of .NET going forward is that we are truly embracing openness," declared Habib Heydarian, a program manager for Microsoft's .NET team, during a demonstration Monday. "You can leverage your existing assets, your existing skills,...
  • Geek Bumper Stickers [Shameless Vanity]

    03/22/2014 11:20:11 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 62 replies
    1395555531 (UTC) | Self->This
  • Pa. grad student sues, says C-plus cost her $1.3M

    02/13/2013 9:33:13 PM PST · by rawhide · 47 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 2-13-13
    Graduate student Megan Thode wasn't happy about the C-plus she received for one class,saying the mediocre grade kept her from getting her desired degree and becoming a licensed therapist — and, as a result,cost her $1.3 million in lost earnings. Now Thode is suing her professor and Lehigh University in Bethlehem,claiming monetary damages and seeking a grade change. A judge is hearing testimony in the case this week in Northampton County Court. Lehigh and the professor contend her lawsuit is without merit. Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano declined to dismiss the suit Wednesday, ruling that there was enough evidence for...
  • Microsoft C# named programming language of 2012

    02/02/2013 6:53:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    IT World ^ | 01/28/2013 | Sophie Curtis, Techworld
    Microsoft's C# has been crowned the number one programming language of the year by the PopularitY of Programming Language (PYPL) index. Although Java is still the most widely used programming language in the world, C#'s popularity grew by 2.3% in 2012 - more than any other programming language during the same period. The growth of C# is thought to come at the expense of C and Visual Basic. Java had a 28.3% developer share in 2012, even though its usage went down 0.3%. PHP, whose market share was down 1.6% to 15.4%, was the second most popular. C# and C++...
  • Sen. Rand Paul Renews Fight Over Indefinite Detention of US Citizens

    11/25/2012 6:22:47 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov. 25, 2012 | Jeremy Herb
    Sen. Rand Paul renews fight over indefinite detention of US citizens The Hill Nov. 25, 2012 Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is bringing a new — and more aggressive — approach to a longstanding debate over the Defense authorization bill, threatening to filibuster the bill to get a vote on his amendment limiting indefinite detention. Paul’s amendment takes a new tack to curb the military’s ability to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism by affirming they have the right to a speedy trial by jury under the Sixth Amendment. His push to change the indefinite detention laws for U.S. citizens...
  • The 6 Quadrillion Dollar Climate Change Scam

    08/22/2012 10:19:51 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-22-12 | Curt
    President Vaclav Klaus delivered the keynote address this year to the World Federation of Scientists: This brings me to the topic of my speech. I will try to argue that current as well as realistically foreseeable global warming, and especially Man’s contribution to it, is not a planetary emergency which should bother us. I am not a climatologist, but the IPCC and its leading spokespersons are not climatologists either. I am content to be a consumer of climatology and its related scientific disciplines. In this respect, I am located – in the economic jargon – on the demand side...
  • Canceled Hepatitis C Tests Flame 'Serial Infector' Fears

    08/01/2012 9:20:01 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    ABC ^ | Aug 1 12
    Testing of more than 3,000 people who may have been infected with hepatitis C at a New Hampshire hospital by an alleged "serial infector" was canceled this weekend, leaving some former patients scared and angry. Health officials cancelled the weekend testing clinic, even though they asked the former patients at Exeter Hospital to get tested, because they said the logistics were too much. David Kwiatkowski, a former lab technician at Exeter Hospital, was indicted last week for allegedly infecting 31 people with hepatitis C at that hospital, but might have infected thousands of patients in at least 13 hospitals where...
  • Calif. Student Sues Teacher, District Over C+ Grade

    07/28/2012 7:16:18 AM PDT · by rawhide · 54 replies
    yahoonews.com/abcnews ^ | 7-26-12 | Katie Kindelan
    Bowen Bethards, 17, was a sophomore in Peggy Carlock's chemistry class at Albany High School in Albany,Calif., outside of San Francisco, in the 2010-11 school year when she gave him the C+ grade at the center of the suit, according to court records first reported by the Albany Patch. Bethards, in a lawsuit filed with his mother, Laureen, in Contra Costa County Superior Court last month, claims that he has suffered severe physical and emotional suffering, damage to his academic reputation, and diminished chances of getting into his college of choice because of the grade. The Bethards claim that Carlock,...
  • Barclays Chairman Agius Resigns

    07/02/2012 5:48:13 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | 7/2/12 | JESSICA HODGSON
    Libor rates are calculated for different currencies each day under the auspices of the British Bankers' Association, using quotes that are submitted by banks on a panel, based on the banks' estimated borrowing costs. More than $800 trillion in securities and loans are linked to Libor, including $350 trillion in swaps and $10 trillion in loans, including auto and home loans, according to the CFTC. No other banks or individuals have been charged with wrongdoing. Banks that have disclosed they are being investigated include Citigroup Inc., C +3.72% Deutsche Bank AG, DBK.XE +2.02% HSBC Holdings HBC +1.00% PLC, J.P. Morgan...
  • Threading and the new processors

    05/21/2012 6:20:42 AM PDT · by varmintman · 11 replies
    Somebody has an ordinary MFC program which uses one or more separate threads to handle disk-intensive activities (AfxBeginThread ( additems, pstr , THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL ) or something like that), and he goes out and buys one of the new computers with an I7 chip in it which are now under a thousand dollars USD..... Assuming he is also using VisualStudio 2010, what exactly happens? is Win 7 bright enough to assign separate processors to separate threads when possible, or do you need to set some build parameter differently from past ages, or do you need a copy of Intel's rich-only-need-apply C++...
  • Remembering Dennis Ritchie

    10/13/2011 11:41:40 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 17 replies
    ReadWrite Enterprise ^ | 13 October 2011 | Joe Brockmeier
    Dennis M. Ritchie, co-creator of UNIX and father of the C programming language, died this past weekend after a long illness. It's no exaggeration to say that without Ritchie, modern computing would not be what it is today. Often known as "dmr," Ritchie was born in Bronxville, NY in 1941. He studied at Harvard University, initially focusing on physics. Ritchie said that he entered computing because "my undergraduate experience convinced me that I was not smart enough to be a physicist, and that computers were quite neat." "As a result, C became in effect a universal assembler: close enough to...
  • Ivory Tower Hate

    09/12/2011 3:11:07 PM PDT · by Shout Bits · 11 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 09/12/2011 | Shout Bits
    Princeton Professor Paul Krugman's ugly New York Times blog on the post 9/11 environment stopped short of accusing Pres. Bush of masterminding the attacks, but it did accuse Bush and his associates of cashing in on the tragedy, of being "fake heroes." If nothing else, the timing was hateful – the very week when the former President was called on to emerge from relative obscurity to lend gravity to the memorial ceremonies. Krugman's hate cannot hold a candle to retired MIT professor, and radical anti-American, Noam Chomsky's article in Al Jazeera. Chomsky goes a step further to condemn the US...
  • D.C. Republicans targeted by apparent shooter

    03/16/2011 3:09:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    wapo ^ | 3/16/11 | Mike DeBonis
    District Republicans often feel like they’re metaphorically under fire in a city that’s 70 percent Democratic. But what happened last night appears to be unprecedented. Paul Craney, executive director of the D.C. Republican Committee, says that a shooter took out the windows at the GOP’s storefront office, near 13th and K streets NW, with a small-caliber projectile, possibly from an air gun. Craney said he got a call from an alarm company early Wednesday morning but didn’t pick up the call. And when he showed up to work this morning the alarm was on. But he didn’t notice the fenestration...
  • Nokia Simplifies the Mobile Landscape ( A view from a Developer )

    02/17/2011 8:04:22 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    http://tirania.org/blog/ ^ | 14 Feb 2011 | Miguel de Icaza
    On Friday, Nokia announced that they were adopting WP7 as their operating system. Although some open source advocates might see this as a set-back for Linux, Android is already the best-selling Linux OS of all times. Meanwhile, as a Ben Zander student, all I see is possibility and the the world of opportunities that this opens to developers. Although they will continue shipping Symbian for a while, they are effectively sun-setting it. Just like you can still purchase Itanium systems from HP, nobody really develops for those anymore. Nokia had this chart to offer on Friday: This is fascinating turn...
  • UCF students assign Obama his midterm grade: C+

    01/25/2011 11:02:12 AM PST · by inflorida · 17 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 24, 2011 | Rick Brunson
    ORLANDO — If President Obama's performance during his first two years in office were a midterm exam, UCF students would assign him a grade of C+. That's the result of an informal survey conducted on the main campus Monday afternoon by a group of student journalists as part of a news reporting class project. On the eve of Obama's State of the Union address, the young journalists asked a random group of 57 UCF students who identified themselves as registered voters how they would grade the president. A tally of the grades resulted in an average of C+. Not a...
  • Rubio extends lead, Meek gains on Crist (Rubio-40 Crist-28 Meek-23; Mason-Dixon)

    09/25/2010 7:13:59 PM PDT · by Ravi · 33 replies
    TBO ^ | 9/25/10 | march
    TAMPA - A new poll indicates that no-party candidate Gov. Charlie Crist has faded in the state's three-way Senate race, allowing Republican Marco Rubio to extend his lead. Meanwhile, Democrat Kendrick Meek, in third place, has gained on Crist. The change apparently happened because of Democrats swinging toward Meek and independent voters moving toward Meek and Rubio – all of them moving away from Crist, according to the Mason-Dixon Polling & Research survey
  • Democratic scandals begin to erupt in W.Va., Ill. (Manchin, Jagmo Jr.)

    09/21/2010 11:52:10 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 41 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 09/21/10 | David Freddoso
    Just what Democrats need in West Virginia: More on the federal investigation of their Senate candidate, Gov. Joe Manchin. We now know a major target of the federal probe into Gov. Joe Manchin’s administration and the Department of Highways is a multi-million dollar road that runs through Fairmont. Subpoenas have been issued to the Department of Highways and the Office of Administration…The Attorney General’s office is refusing to release any information about the investigation, despite media law experts who say the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires the Attorney General to release the information… Larry Puccio, Manchin’s former chief of...
  • Vitamin C is key to creating stem cells

    12/24/2009 4:01:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 437+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 12/24/09 | staff
    Vitamin C could be used to overcome hurdles in creating stem cells for treating human diseases, scientists believe. The vitamin boosts the reprogramming of adult cells to give them the properties of embryonic stem cells. Scientists who made the discovery believe it may help them overcome long-standing problems in creating the reprogrammed cells, called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).
  • Google’s Go: A New Programming Language That’s Python Meets C++

    11/12/2009 9:24:25 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 691+ views
    Tech Crunch ^ | November 10, 2009 | Jason Kincaid
    Big news for developers out there: Google has just announced the release of a new, open sourced programming language called Go. The company says that Go is experimental, and that it combines the performance and security benefits associated with using a compiled language like C++ with the speed of a dynamic language like Python. GoÂ’s official mascot is Gordon the gopher, seen here. HereÂ’s how Google describes Go in its blog post: Go attempts to combine the development speed of working in a dynamic language like Python with the performance and safety of a compiled language like C or C++....
  • Banks' H1N1 Flu Vaccines Stir Outrage (Goldman and Citi have the vaccine amid a shortage)

    11/05/2009 10:20:22 PM PST · by Brugmansian · 26 replies · 1,137+ views
    BusinessWeek ^ | Nov 5 2009 | Esme E. Deprez
    Wall Street bankers once again are the target of populist outrage, this time over the news that Goldman Sachs (GS), Citigroup (C), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and others are receiving limited doses of the H1N1 swine flu vaccine
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-25-09 ("Freeper Encounter Just Now at My Local Walgreen's!")

    09/25/2009 1:30:43 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 89 replies · 2,820+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 25, 2009 | DUmmie romantico, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    One of the recurring thread-types we have chronicled here at the DUmmie FUnnies over the last five years is the "My Encounter With A Freeper" thread. In a MEWAF thread, the DUmmie recounts an incident in which he or she either 1) converted the Freeper, 2) put down the Freeper, or simply 3) experienced bizarre boorish behavior from the Freeper. This latter subtype--a "MEWAF-III," as we call it in the trade--is what we are dealing with here today, a Freeper Encounter of the Third Kind. It should be noted, MEWAF threads may be more or less fictionalized to make...
  • Fed's Next Job: Figuring Out Just Who Is Too Big

    06/18/2009 9:22:21 PM PDT · by Flavius · 17 replies · 620+ views
    WSJ ^ | 6/19/09 | By DAMIAN PALETTA and PAUL GLADER
    WASHINGTON -- Who will be the most regulated of them all? Under the Obama administration's proposed regulatory revamp, certain companies would be set aside for special scrutiny if they are seen as large and interconnected enough that their failure would send a shudder through the economy. The plan would require these companies, even if they aren't banks, to face much stricter oversight from the Federal Reserve. The central bank could examine everything from the company's domestic parent to its smallest foreign subsidiary.
  • The Citi That Never Sleeps (on spin?)

    03/11/2009 9:16:20 AM PDT · by DecoyJames · 33 replies · 1,920+ views
    “Based on historical revenue and expense rates, Citi’s projected earnings before taxes and one-time charges would be about $8.3 billion for the full quarter.” (emphasis added) http://www.politicallore.com/economy/the-citi-that-never-sleeps-on-spin/606
  • Most Republican governors have broken with their GOP Congressmen - Want stimulus passed

    01/31/2009 3:38:32 PM PST · by Stars&StripesNE · 269 replies · 10,137+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 31, 2009
    NEW YORK -- Most Republican governors have broken with their GOP colleagues in Congress and are pushing for passage of President Barack Obama's economic aid plan that would send billions to states for education, public works and health care. Their state treasuries drained by the financial crisis, governors would welcome the money from Capitol Hill, where GOP lawmakers are more skeptical of Obama's spending priorities.
  • Astonishing DNA complexity demolishes neo-Darwinism

    01/13/2009 6:40:50 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 203 replies · 3,997+ views
    CMI ^ | Alex Williams
    The traditional understanding of DNA has recently been transformed beyond recognition. DNA does not, as we thought, carry a linear, one-dimensional, one-way, sequential code—like the lines of letters and words on this page. And the 97% in humans that does not carry protein-coding genes is not, as many people thought, fossilized ‘junk’ left over from our evolutionary ancestors. DNA information is overlapping-multi-layered and multi-dimensional; it reads both backwards and forwards; and the ‘junk’ is far more functional than the protein code, so there is no fossilized history of evolution. No human engineer has ever even imagined, let alone designed an...
  • Treasury to mull Citi-style rescues

    01/02/2009 6:38:12 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 1,243+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-01-02 | Jeannine Aversa
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Treasury Department opened the door Friday to using a Citigroup-style rescue package to help other troubled financial institutions. The financial lifeline thrown to Citigroup Inc. (C) in late November involved backing billions in risky assets and providing the banking giant with a fresh capital infusion. Treasury said participation by other companies in such a program would be weighed on a case-by-case basis. Treasury said it would consider, among other things, whether the "destabilization" of a financial institution could threaten the viability of creditors and others. It also would weigh the extent to which the institution faced...
  • Why Bailouts Are Not the Answer

    12/06/2008 10:26:28 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 939+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 2008-12-02 | Peter Schiff
    Keeping track of the ever mutating bailout debate is becoming increasingly difficult. With the Federal money spigots now thrown wide open, and with no one of influence advising restraint, the only debate is where to direct the torrent. During the past week, the talk began with Detroit and Citigroup, but by Friday had shifted to a massive "stimulus package" to bail out consumers. The early buzz includes some very large figures. But first, a bit of a recap: On Monday, the $300 billion Citigroup bailout took center stage. Once again Henry Paulson decided to throw taxpayer funds into a bottomless...
  • Updated FR Excerpt and Link Only or Deny Posting List due to Copyright Complaints

    04/05/2004 3:53:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 744 replies · 202,406+ views
    April 5, 2004 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Note: Don't post anything at all from the Las Vegas Review Journal or anything from organizations run by Stevens Media, LLC or RightHaven, LLC until the lawsuit brought against us by them is resolved.</p>
  • Dollar's climb sparks fears of economic disconnect

    11/04/2007 1:15:45 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 41 replies · 166+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 2 November 2007 | TARA PERKINS
    The rocket-propelled Canadian dollar flew past $1.07 (U.S.) Friday, fuelled by strong economic data that have many forecasters wondering whether the economy is decoupling from its troubled southern neighbour. Canada churned out five times more jobs than expected last month, a stellar showing that sparked a number of forecasts that the loonie is on its way to $1.10, as the greenback continues to dive. While that's good news for Canadians who are planning to travel to the United States this holiday season, it will likely mean more pain for manufacturers, exporters and the tourist industry on this side of the...
  • Four tales of city dwellers who fled New York

    09/16/2007 9:20:10 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies · 1,795+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 16th 2007 | KIRSTEN DANIS
    Four tales of city dwellers who fled New York More New Yorkers leave the city every year than move here, a trend highlighted in a population study released last week. The report showed that in 2005, 300,000 people left New York, and only 200,000 arrived from across the U.S. and other countries to replace them. The results prompted the Daily News to ask: Why did you say goodbye to New York? Here are the stories we heard: He's getting more bang for his bucks Carlos Thompson and his wife owned a house in Brooklyn and made a decent living as...
  • Giuliani stresses record, woos U.S. conservatives

    03/02/2007 6:30:19 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 161 replies · 1,560+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar 2, 2007 | John Whitesidies
    By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent Fri Mar 2, 4:36 PM ET Republican presidential hopeful Rudolph Giuliani acknowledged his differences with the party's conservative base on Friday but said bigger principles should be at stake in the race for the White House. The former New York mayor led a parade of six Republican White House contenders who wooed frustrated conservatives at an annual convention. He asked the activists to look past his support for abortion rights, gay rights and gun control. Giuliani, dubbed "America's Mayor" for his leadership after the September 11 attacks, touted his New York record of reducing crime,...
  • The spread of the credit check as civil rights issue

    01/19/2007 9:49:19 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 48 replies · 1,210+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 18 Jan 2007 | Ben Arnoldy
    Minorities are starting to fight employers over the use of credit history in hiring. Lisa Bailey worked for five months at Harvard University as a temp entering donations into a database. When the university made the job a salaried position, Ms. Bailey, who is black, saw a chance to lift herself out of dead-end jobs. Bailey's superiors encouraged her to apply, she says, but turned her down after discovering her bad credit history. Bailey, with her lawyer, has lodged a complaint against Harvard charging racial discrimination. The reason: Studies show that minorities are more likely to have bad credit, but...
  • Company C Aid Station Soldiers On Call 24/7

    04/12/2006 4:27:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 383+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Edgar Reyes
    U.S. Army Capt. Kathlen Stornelli (left), physician’s assistant, Company C, 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, wraps a bandage over the ankle of Spc. Silas Brown, a combat medic assigned to Company C, at Forward Operating Base Duke, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Edgar Reyes Company C Aid Station Soldiers On Call 24/7 Despite long workdays and details at Forward Operating Base Duke, Company C personnel stand ready to treat injured soldiers. By U.S. Army Pfc. Edgar Reyes2nd Brigade Combat Team4th Infantry Division FORWARD OPERATING BASE DUKE, Iraq, April 12, 2006 — When U.S....
  • Top 10 April Fools' Pranks to Play at Work

    03/31/2006 10:17:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies · 16,227+ views
    Careerbuilder.com ^ | March 31, 2006 | By Kate Lorenz, CareerBuilder.com Editor
    Time to dust off the whoopee cushions and hand buzzers. April Fools' Day is here and there's no better place for wisecracks and shenanigans than at work. In its annual April Fools' Day survey, CareerBuilder.com found 33 percent of workers have played a practical joke on a co-worker and 17 percent are planning office tricks for this year's holiday. Although it might be thrilling to finally one-up the office funnyman, pranks also help beat something that's no laughing matter: workplace stress. More than half of workers reported working under stress in another CareerBuilder.com survey. Stress and worry on the job...
  • Democrats add a new C to corruption (RAT'S drumbeat isn’t Connecting with voters)

    02/13/2006 6:03:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies · 886+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/13/06 | Josephine Hearn
    Democrats add a new C to corruption By Josephine Hearn As Democrats mull when and how to introduce an election-year agenda, some party leaders have already begun to broaden the now-familiar Democratic refrain of a “culture of corruption, cronyism, incompetence and cover-up” to add a new alliterative element: costs. The shift in language reflects some frustration among Democrats that their steady drumbeat on corruption isn’t connecting with voters as much as they’d like. The new phrase allows them to segue from ethical abuses to pocketbook issues such as prescriptions drugs, energy prices and tuition costs, where they contend that Republicans...
  • Invalid Rule Spares Former Prosecutors from Discipline

    01/21/2006 4:46:19 AM PST · by hdrabon · 20 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The disciplinary arm of the N.C. State Bar dropped charges of felonious misconduct against two former Union County prosecutors Friday because of a 1999 clerical error at the state Supreme Court. The State Bar had charged Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in a 1996 death penalty case. The ruling Friday marks the second time that Honeycutt and Brewer won on procedural grounds before the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission, which sits as judge and jury in disciplinary cases. . . . Prosecutors around the state are concerned that the case is damaging their reputation and...
  • History of Protestantism FROM THE FIRST TO THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY

    11/05/2005 7:42:41 PM PST · by Clay+Iron_Times · 29 replies · 734+ views
    Cassell & Company, Limited ^ | Cassell & Company, Limited: 1878 | Rev. James Aitken Wylie, LL.D.(1808-1890)
    As a voice from the past, God's mighty man raises His Standard high, that God's Truth should not be lost in these Last Days of deception."He being dead yet speaketh" (Hebrews 11:4 ).James A. Wylie (1808-1890) "The men who handed in this protest did not wish to create a mere void. If they disowned the creed and threw off the yoke of Rome, it was that they might plant a purer faith and restore the government of a higher Law. They replaced the authority of the Infallibility with the authority of the Word of God. The long and dismal obscuration...
  • Colorado Raises Taxes, Legalizes Marijuana

    11/03/2005 3:12:23 PM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 20 replies · 1,714+ views
    Coloradans have no commonsense. Within one year we reelected a financially incompetent, liberal Ken Salazar, then raised our own taxes and legalized marijuana. What is wrong with my neighbors? Well, they want to smoke pot and pay more taxes. One problem explains the other. Drug abuse is a large cause of liberal thinking. This is proven historically as we look at the ‘60s and ‘70s. Drug abuse and modern liberalism are synonymous. Person becomes rebel. Rebel smokes pot. Pot affects mind, causing liberal thinking. Liberals raise taxes. Its simple! Fortunately state and federal law will ensure that nothing in Denver...
  • Terrible Flight Experiences (Vanity)

    09/16/2005 12:56:14 PM PDT · by Maximus of Texas · 99 replies · 4,139+ views
    On the flight home this morning, I was unfortunate enough to have a bleeder sit next to me. By bleeder, I mean he was invading my space because he was large and his body was spilling over into my seat. I've seen worse cases than what I had today but let's hear your experiences.
  • Vitamin C jab could combat cancer

    09/14/2005 8:49:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1,315+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12th September 2005 | staff
    High doses of vitamin C injected into the bloodstream may be effective at combating cancer, new research suggests. Scientists found that vitamin C in the form of ascorbate killed cancer cells in the laboratory. But the effective dose was so high it could only be delivered to patients by infusion into the bloodstream. The findings appear to contradict earlier studies showing no cancer benefit from vitamin C. However the researchers point out that those trials only investigated orally taken vitamins. Vitamin C kills cancer cells but leaves normal cells intact In the latest study a US team led by Dr...
  • Newsweek Told Koran Flush Story Was 'Slam Dunk'

    05/16/2005 11:37:33 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 50 replies · 1,837+ views
    Scrapple Face ^ | 5/16/05 | Scott Ott
    An unnamed former top government official told a Newsweek magazine reporter that his story, about a U.S. military guard at Guantanamo prison flushing a Koran down a toilet, was "a slam dunk," according to the latest apology from Newsweek editor Mark Whitaker. The magazine's uncorroborated, single-source, hearsay report of the Koran desecration sparked riots in several Muslim countries, killing at least 15 and injuring perhaps 100. While the magazine has apologized publicly to the riot victims and their families, Mr. Whitaker told the New York Times, "We're not retracting anything. We don't know what the ultimate facts are." For those...
  • Whoo-Hoo! I did it. I accomplished a major goal in my life.

    05/05/2005 11:46:06 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 62 replies · 1,604+ views
    Free Republic Post ^ | today | Rodney King
    I did it!!! For years I have been tying to post an article during normal freeping hours that nobody would comment on for over an hour. It is quite a challenge really. FR has a wide range of interests, and if an article is too weird, then people will comment on its weirdness. Anyway, every few weeks I have been trying to find an article just so totally boring that there would be no reason for anyone to comment on it, and at the same time not be too weird as to merit a comment based on its weirdness. I...
  • American contractor kidnapped in Iraq

    04/11/2005 12:01:33 PM PDT · by el_doctor2 · 61 replies · 4,497+ views
    CNN ^ | April 11, 2005
    <p>BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A U.S. citizen working for a contracting company was kidnapped at a construction site Monday in Baghdad, a U.S. Embassy official said. The embassy would not reveal the name of the American or the name of the company. The contractor's next of kin has been notified.</p>
  • Campaign to save Visual Basic 6 gathers support (Rapid obsolescence...of workforce?)

    03/13/2005 6:00:05 PM PST · by baseball_fan · 243 replies · 3,688+ views
    InfoWorld ^ | March 10, 2005 | Paul Krill
    An online petition gathering signatures to save Microsoft’s Visual Basic 6 programming language will not change the company’s intention to cut free support on March 31, a Microsoft representative said on Thursday afternoon. Microsoft’s plan to stop support has been discussed for almost three years and the deadline already has been extended once, said the press representative, who requested anonymity. Visual Basic 6 has been supported longer than any other Microsoft product, according to the representative. “Extended” support, which is fee-based, will continue through 2008. The vendor has spent the past few years encouraging Visual Basic 6 programmers to migrate...
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  • A Ticking Time Bomb: Diseases that Cross American Borders

    12/15/2004 12:42:44 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 38 replies · 2,092+ views
    RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE.COM ^ | DECEMBER 13, 2004 | JOHN W. WHITEHEAD
    As an American, I have always been inspired by the fact that my country welcomes those who seek refuge. And as long as our government officials maintain our borders and ensure that those coming from other countries are screened in order to protect those who legally live here, the concept of welcoming immigrants is a noble one. However, something has gone awry. Indeed, illegal immigration into the U.S. has become an immense problem and a clear and present danger. Documented illegal immigration has more than doubled in the last decade. It has grown, by conservative counts, from 3.5 million in...
  • Yellowcake: Joe Wilson Skating on Thin Ice

    07/14/2004 1:48:51 PM PDT · by stevejackson · 17 replies · 1,831+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | 7/14/2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    Yellowcake: Joe Wilson Skating on Thin Ice By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 14, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Remember President Bush’s State of the Union Address in 2003? During his speech, Bush spoke of Iraqi attempts to buy uranium oxide -- now infamously known as “yellowcake” -- from Niger. The President’s assertion about a Nigerian uranium connection was attributed to British, not American, intelligence. Now, do you remember Joseph C. Wilson IV, the one-time CIA operative in Niger? He told the Washington Post that President Bush ignored his warning that it was “highly unlikely” that Iraq tried to buy yellowcake from Niger....
  • Lemoore student sues over C grade

    04/24/2004 8:43:10 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 33 replies · 659+ views
    fresno bee ^ | Jerry Bier
    <p>A lot of students grouse about a low grade in school, but Brandy Hurd is making a federal case out of it.</p> <p>Hurd, a straight-A eighth-grader and a top athlete in her class, is suing a teacher and the Island Union Elementary School District in Lemoore for what a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Fresno says was an unfair C in physical education last year.</p>
  • Doctors Warn Of Death Toll From 'Silent Epidemic' Of Hepatitis C

    12/31/2003 4:09:01 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 716+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-1-2004 | Jeremy Laurance
    Doctors warn of death toll from 'silent epidemic' of hepatitis C By Jeremy Laurance Health Editor 01 January 2004 Hospital specialists criticised the Government yesterday for failing to act to curb the spread of hepatitis C, a lethal blood-borne virus. The silent epidemic of hepatitis C is officially estimated to have infected 200,000 people in the UK - four times as many as HIV - and more than 100 people are being infected each week. It is already the main reason for liver transplants and is predicted to be killing more people than Aids by 2020, yet only a quarter...