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  • In Egypt, the Military Is the Only Chance

    08/17/2013 9:23:45 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/17/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    To add to Stanley’s sage observations (both today and earlier this week), I argue in this weekend’s column that elections are not democracy and, in fact, that popular elections in a sharia culture that inevitably empower Islamic supremacists are innately anti-democratic – which is why our commentariat ought to stop referring to Mohamed Morsi as Egypt’s “democratically elected” president. He is (or was) the popularly-elected in an anti-democratic society.
  • Obama: “Chance” Of A Lifetime!

    06/11/2013 7:13:42 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-11-2013 | MOTUS
    I’m sure you’ll understand: I have a little internet (ahem) “housekeeping” I must attend to today. So while I’m busy scrubbing, wiping and cleaning up my inner-tubes, I have a reading assignment for you - Victor Davis Hanson’s latest dissertation: Obama Being Obama. It’s sort of like Being Biden; only funnier. Professor Hanson makes the case that we shouldn’t be upset over the recent Scandalanche® surrounding his presidency, as it was we, not he, who changed the rules. Once Barack Obama was elected to the Illinois legislature, his career as a statesman was mostly an afterthought — either voting “present”...
  • Dreaming of a Superhero - Even Maureen Dowd has turned against Obama

    06/02/2012 10:07:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/2/2012 | Maureen Dowd
    ON Friday night, the nation’s capital was under a tornado watch. And that was the best thing that happened to the White House all week. As the president was being slapped by Mitt Romney for being too weak on national security, he was being rapped by a Times editorial for being too aggressive on national security. A Times article by Jo Becker and Scott Shane revealed that the liberal law professor who campaigned against torture and the Iraq war now personally makes the final decisions on the “kill list,” targets for drone strikes. “A unilateral campaign of death is untenable,”...
  • Southern States Gingrich's Last Chance?

    March 13, 2012 Southern states Gingrich's last chance? 2012 candidate weighs in on primaries
  • Chance of 2012 U.S. recession tops 50 percent: Fed paper (San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank)

    11/14/2011 12:43:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/14/11 | Reuters
    The European debt crisis is raising the odds of a U.S. recession, with economic contraction more likely than not by early 2012, according to research from the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank. While it is difficult to gauge the odds precisely, an analysis of leading U.S. economic indicators suggests a rising chance of a recession through the end of the year and into early next year, researchers at the regional Fed bank wrote on Monday. The risk of recession recedes after the second half of 2012, they found. New governments in Greece and Italy, with fresh promises to tackle fiscal...
  • Being There

    07/17/2011 8:50:31 PM PDT · by mylife · 36 replies
    youtube ^ | Hal Ashby
    Here is the film "Being there" for any one who hasn't seen it.It is haunting,with the ahole we have in office now.Here is Part 1.Follow the links for the entire film
  • Here Is Your Chance To Demand Answers From The Fed's General Counsel, Scott Alvarez

    05/31/2011 2:56:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/31/11 | Tyler Durden
    For all Zero Hedge readers who have long waited for their chance to ask Mr. Scott Alvarez of "Have The Federal Reserve Or Prime Brokers Ever Tried To Manipulate The Stock Market?" fame a question about life, the universe or why the CME decides to hike ES margins in an environment of rising realized vol, here it is. Tomorrow, at 2PM, Ron Paul will lead a hearing by the Financial Services Committee, which will luckily be carried by C-SPAN meaning one will be actually able to hear the dialog (alas, the House continues to believe that investing in microphones for...
  • Obama never wastes a chance to throw money at GE

    01/25/2011 5:16:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/25/11 | Phillip Suderman
    A press release by the National Resources Defense Council indicates that President Obama’s motorcade tonight will be carbon neutral. At first glance one might be impressed that the President is putting his money where his mouth is by driving a more environmentally friendly vehicle or some other personal action that could have a green effect. Alas, this is not the case. The claims on the ride being carbon comes from the purchase of energy carbon offsets through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. These offsets can come in a variety of flavors, such as investment in wind farms.
  • Jerusalem Source: 'No Chance' Obama will Agree to End Freeze

    10/07/2010 2:37:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 10/7/10 | Gil Ronen
    A senior diplomatic source in Jerusalem said Thursday that there is “no chance” that US President Barack Obama would consent to renewed settlement construction in two months' time, even if Israel consents to extending the building freeze in Judea and Samaria. The source told Arutz Sheva's Ben Shaul that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been unable to get Obama to promise that if an agreement on borders between Israel and a future PA state is not reached within 60 days, Obama would not request another extension of the anti-Jewish construction moratorium. “There is no chance of getting Obama's agreement for...
  • NY Times: Walz(D-MN) has 96 percent chance of winning in CD 1(Than Why Hide?)

    09/18/2010 7:38:42 AM PDT · by Son House · 10 replies
    St. Paul Legal Ledger Capitol Report/Politics in Minnesota ^ | September 17,2010 | by Briana Bierschbach
    A New York Times political race profile gave Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Walz a 96 percent chance of regaining his seat in Minnesota’s First Congressional District. The profile breaks down the district and the second-term congressman’s voting record, and shows the area leaning Democratic. This comes shortly after Walz’s Republican opponent, state Rep. Randy Demmer of Hayfield, was elevated to Young Gun status by the National Republican Congressional Committee.
  • Significant chance of recession next 2 years: SF Fed

    08/09/2010 1:05:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/9/10 | Ann Saphir
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – There is a "significant" chance the U.S. economy will slip back into recession in the next two years although a reversal is unlikely in the next few months, researchers at the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank said on Monday. The probability of another recession over the next 18 to 24 months is higher than that of expansion, researchers said in the latest issue of the regional Fed bank's Economic Letter. Concern has risen in recent months that the United States might be headed for a 'double-dip' recession as measures of consumer spending and confidence have dropped and...
  • Give the Guy a Chance???

    07/09/2009 8:16:47 PM PDT · by redhotright · 9 replies · 503+ views
    http://redhotright.blogspot.com/ ^ | 2009-Jul-09 | redhotright
    I have heard liberals whine several times about "give Obama a chance". Every time they say it, I feel like slapping them silly (Of course, slapping liberals silly doesn't usually accomplish much). But my response is always, "we've already given him many chances and he's blown every single one." Cap and Trade. Universal Health Care. Weak foreign policy. Lies about just about everything under the sun. His policies are ruining the country and we're supposed to give him a chance when liberals wouldn't give Bush a chance. No. He's already squandered all of his chances. Give him any more and...
  • Rio Bravo on TCM 10:30PM E.S.T. tonight

    05/06/2009 3:29:55 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies · 1,012+ views
    It has been said that director Howard Hawks made Rio Bravo (1959) as a reaction to two popular westerns which angered him - High Noon (1952) and 3:10 to Yuma (1957). His comment on the former was, "I didn't think a good sheriff was going to go running around town like a chicken with his head off asking for help, and finally his Quaker wife had to save him." Hawks also considered 3:10 to Yuma, which had outlaw Glenn Ford playing psychological games with lawman Van Heflin, "a lot of nonsense." So Rio Bravo was the director's take on heroism...
  • (Obama's) Chance (spoof song)

    04/21/2009 7:50:27 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 1 replies · 174+ views
    Self ^ | 21 Apr 2009 | Spktyr
    I came up with this tonight when my Mac's iTunes hit a streak of Big Country while in DJ/shuffle mode. The original song can be heard at the link above. (Obama’s) Chance – with apologies to Big Country and Scott Adamson (R.I.P.) To the tune of Big Country’s “Chance” All the rain came down On a cold old town As he carried you away From the Clintons’ hands That always seemed like fists Reaching out to ask for pay He came like a hero from the Senate floor With “Hope” and “Change” as gifts But the only “change” you ever...
  • Microevolution, Macroevolution; Chance, Necessity

    03/09/2009 5:51:51 PM PDT · by betty boop · 188 replies · 1,770+ views
    Self | March 9, 2009 | Jean F. Drew
    Microevolution, Macroevolution; Chance, Necessityby Jean F. Drew A friend asked me the other day, “What’s your understanding of the mechanism that causes microevolution, and how would that mechanism differ in the case of macroevolution?” The question struck me as loaded. So I thought it might be good to unpack its elements, beginning with an analysis of the terms microevolution and macroevolution. As Doron Aurbach, Professor of Chemistry at Bar Han University, Israel, has pointed out, “When we examine what is universally known as evolution theory, we need to distinguish between two distinct aspects of the theory, namely, micro- and macro-evolution.”...
  • Remember Chance the Gardener?

    03/07/2009 1:14:35 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 35 replies · 1,774+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 7 March 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Spring is a very special time, here on the Eastern Continental Divide. This was a particularly harsh winter. The first task on this first truly warm and sunny day was to patrol the grounds and see which plants had survived, and which had not. We were worried about the red maple planted just last summer. It and the wisteria made it through with flexible small branches, not small and brittle ones. Both plants were presents from dear friends, and one of those friends did not survive the winter. So it was good to see that her plant survive. Michelle is...
  • Taking Chance Home

    01/07/2009 7:58:02 PM PST · by jttpwalsh · 10 replies · 396+ views
    Blackfive.net ^ | 042304 | Lt.Col. M.R.Strobl USMC
    The Following is Lt.Col. Strobl's account of escorting the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps. It deserves to be read in it's entirety.
  • Low Chance of Recession--Still

    02/07/2008 7:37:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 155+ views
    Forbes Magazine ^ | 02/05/2008 | Rich Karlgaard
    Let me stick my neck out today. The Intrade price for "U.S. will go into recession in 2008" is 70. (see here : http://www.intrade.com//?request_operation=main&request_type=action&checkHomePage=true). That is, bettors have given a 70% probability to this bad outcome. To most of the media, a recession is a 100% probability ... a foregone conclusion. But I wouldn’t take the bet at 50. Or 40. Or 30. What gagged the stock market yesterday was an ISM survey showing a steep decline in business services. The decline is supposed to predict a recession. Does it? I asked my friend Brian Wesbury what he thought the...
  • U.S. experts see rare chance for stability in Iraq

    01/23/2008 8:38:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 74+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/23/08 | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sharp drop in violence that has accompanied the U.S. troop buildup in Iraq has given the war-torn country a rare opportunity for stability, analysts said on Wednesday. The panel of independent experts on Iraq told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee that the fragile successes of recent months in Iraq could easily unwind if the United States is unwilling to maintain a large troop presence in the Gulf region for years to come. "We may have an opportunity in Iraq that has not been available since 2003 to stabilize the country and avert the downside risks...
  • Higher chance of Gulf Coast hurricane in '07 ("above-average chance" per leading storm forecasters)

    05/08/2007 9:09:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 511+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/07 | Erwin Seba
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - There is an above-average chance that a major hurricane will hit the U.S. Gulf Coast this year, marking a possible return to the destructive seasons of 2004 and 2005, leading storm forecasters predicted on Tuesday. Hurricanes in 2005 devastated New Orleans and other parts of the Gulf Coast, and knocked out a swath of the country's offshore oil platforms and coastal refineries, pushing oil prices to then-record highs. In 2004, four strong hurricanes struck Florida, the country's biggest citrus producer. AccuWeather and Colorado State University said Tuesday at a storm conference in Houston the chance that a...
  • America Supports You: Vets Offered Chance to Make Some Dough

    02/22/2007 5:10:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 251+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2007 – America’s largest carry-out pizza chain is giving veterans the chance to put the leadership and teamwork skills they developed in the service to use and make a good bit of dough in the process. Little Caesars founder Michael Ilitch (second from right), shakes Robbie Doughty’s hand at the grand opening of Doughty's Little Caesars store in Paducah, Ky. Doughty, a former Army staff sergeant, along with his business partner, former Army Chief Warrant Officer Lloyd Allard (second from left), are the first veterans to open a Little Caesars pizza franchise under the chain’s new...
  • (Mark) Kennedy Surging (In Minnesota)

    10/26/2006 2:25:47 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 31 replies · 1,641+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | 26 October 2006 | John Hinderaker
    Last Friday, we posted Mark Kennedy's new television ad, which takes the Iraq war head-on. We expected it to be effective, and it has been. The Kennedy campaign has just finished its latest round of polling, and the new ad, combined with Kennedy's matchless work ethic and the Republican resurgence that we are seeing over most of the country, has sliced Democrat Amy Klobuchar's lead in half. Mark is now within single digits and closing fast. One more thought: yesterday was the fourth anniversary of the Wellstone plane crash that, together with his subsequent funeral, was one of the decisive...
  • Bagram PRT gives torched school second chance

    07/21/2006 4:33:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 200+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Spc. Josh LeCappelain
    7/21/2006 - BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Soldiers and Airmen from the Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Team traveled to Nyazi Geranshakh in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan on July 19 to replace eight tents at its local school that were burned down earlier this week by arsonists. Team members were equipped with replacement tents as well as backpacks and other supplies to better the lives of the people of Afghanistan. "This is a really great mission," said 1st Lt. William Warner, the security forces detachment commander and a native of Glastonberry, Conn. Warner was one of many servicemembers who passed out supplies donated...
  • CA: Regents give UC's chief another chance

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

    01/21/2006 5:28:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 195+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 20, 2006 | Gary Sheftick
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Jan. 20, 2006) – Among more than 900 Soldiers watching the Washington Capitals beat the St. Louis Blues, 5-4, Thursday night in an overtime shootout, was a wounded warrior who aspires to one day play competitive hockey again. Spc. Tim Taylor played hockey 14 years in high school and city leagues before most of his left hand was blown off in Iraq. Now he says Walter Reed Army Medical Center will provide him with an adaptive hand so he can compete again. Taylor said he was his team’s leading scorer in Savannah, Ga., before he deployed...
  • Navy Corpsman enjoys chance to serve

    01/13/2006 4:41:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 259+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 13, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Jan. 13, 2006) -- Being a hospital corpsman with Marines is different than most Navy jobs. They are inserted into combat zones right next to their “Devil Dog” brothers to ensure their health and safety. For one corpsman numerous challenges did not stop him from joining the fight and earning the title “Doc.” Petty Officer 3rd Class David L. Brown, a hospital corpsman with Headquarters and Service Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), was committed to himself when he decided to join the Navy after speaking to a recruiter. “I didn’t think they would let me join,”...
  • Attack on Iran Bettin Pool

    12/10/2005 7:53:48 PM PST · by FEARED MUTATION · 59 replies · 1,655+ views
    12/10/2005 | FEARED MUTATION
    It seems like an attack on Iran is coming soon. Place your bet as to when the attack will begin. Whoever gets closest to the date and time wins. Attack time must be specified in Month, Day, Year, Hour, and Minute For the hour, don't forget to specify what time zone you are referring to. There is no decision on a prize to be awarded yet except for bragging rights.
  • Second chance: Active-duty father donates kidney (Tissues at the Ready)

    11/30/2005 3:22:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 269+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Nov 29, 2005 | Airman 1st Class Stephen Cadette
    11/29/2005 - VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFPN) -- It’s evening, and the Pitman family is playing Candyland in their living room. Devin, 5, bounces from the sofa to the gameboard and pulls a card. “Ice cream!” the blue-eyed boy shouts, and moves his yellow pawn toward the end of the trail. “My turn,” his father says, leaning over the board to pull a card. In two moves, he catches up with Devin, placing his pawn side by side with his son’s. They share the same purple square. But that’s not all they share. Devin and his father, Tech. Sgt....
  • Scientists Seek Fresh Chance To Dig Up Stonehenge's Secrets

    07/24/2005 1:07:56 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 1,062+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-24-2005 | Robin McKie
    Scientists seek fresh chance to dig up Stonehenge's secrets Robin McKie, science editor Sunday July 24, 2005 The Observer (UK) Stonehenge has always mystified. Julius Caesar thought it was the work of druids, medieval scholars believed it was the handiwork of Merlin, while local folk tales simply blamed the devil. Now scientists are demanding a full-scale research programme be launched to update our knowledge of the monument and discover precisely who built it and its burial barrow graves. This is the key recommendation of Stonehenge: an Archaeological Research Framework, edited by Timothy Darvill of Bournemouth University, soon to be published...
  • Evolution and Christianity

    07/22/2005 8:57:58 PM PDT · by AncientAirs · 5 replies · 222+ views
    Notre Dame ReSource ^ | July 18, 2005 | Dennis Brown
    A renowned philosopher from the University of Notre Dame supports recent comments by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn that belief in evolution as accepted by some in science today may be incompatible with Christian beliefs. “Cardinal Schönborn has it right,” said Alvin Plantinga, the John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy and one of the world’s leading scholars in the philosophy of religion." ... Problems arise, according to Plantinga, when “scientists and others take evolution to be a process that is wholly unguided and driven by chance, so that it is simply a matter of chance that rational creatures like us exist. This...
  • Fla. officials missed chance to save girl (Jessica Lunsford)

    06/23/2005 4:00:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,262+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/23/05 | Mike Schneider - AP
    BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A sex offender accused of kidnapping and murdering a 9-year-old girl said she was alive inside his home when authorities came to investigate her disappearance earlier this year, according to court documents released Thursday. John Couey, 46, said he fed Jessica Lunsford for two or three days in a closet in a Homosassa mobile home where he was staying before burying her alive in February. During that time, authorities visited the home but never searched it, Couey said. "They didn't search," Couey said in a March interview with detectives that was included in the documents. "They...
  • Evolutionist criticisms of the RNA World conjecture (Getting RNA by chance is impossible!)

    06/14/2005 8:29:17 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 5 replies · 385+ views
    Graham Cairns-Smith is well known for a bizarre theory that the first living organisms were clay minerals of the origin of life. But not so well known is that he is driven to such outlandish ideas by the enormous chemical difficulties of mainstream theories of chemical evolution, such as the RNA World (see also The RNA World: A Critique): The implausibility of prevital nucleic acid If it is hard to imagine polypeptides or polysaccharides in primordial waters it is harder still to imagine polynucleotides. But so powerful has been the effect of Miller's experiment on the scientific imagination that to...
  • Girls Finally Getting A Chance To Learn (Turkey)

    03/26/2005 4:25:30 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 331+ views
    Girls finally getting a chance to learn Saturday, March 26, 2005 ANKARA - Turkish Daily News A total of 1,659 girls living in Þanlýurfa have begun their schooling as part of the “Girls Let's Go to School” campaign, a project that has been ongoing for a year, made possible through the cooperation of the Education Ministry and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Girls between the ages of 10 and 14, whose families were persuaded to send their daughters to school instead of making them work in fields, are now taking courses in specially prepared classrooms. Children are able to...
  • Chance News

    01/11/2005 7:12:55 AM PST · by Doctor Stochastic · 4 replies · 469+ views
    Chance News ^ | December 31, 2004 | Snell, et. al.
    Interesting comments about polling.
  • AFP: Bush has 50-50 chance of pulling off Mideast peace: Clinton (BARF ALERT!!!)

    12/14/2004 9:24:54 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 462+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/04 | AFP - Dubai
    DUBAI (AFP) - Former US president Bill Clinton (news - web sites) said he believed his successor George W. Bush would work more actively to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and gave him a "50-50" chance of success. "The United States should be more active in the search for Middle East peace. It think it (the Bush administration) will be," Clinton told the opening of a three-day Arab Strategy Forum. "I think there is a 50-50 chance of success," said Clinton, one of a host of world figures taking part in the gathering entitled "The Arab World in 2020" in Dubai,...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • This Is Your Last Chance, Fallujah Rebels Are Told As US Prepares Ground Attack

    10/28/2004 5:50:19 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 539+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-29-2004 | Toby Harnden
    This is your last chance, Fallujah rebels are told as US prepares ground attack By Toby Harnden in Ramadi (Filed: 29/10/2004) Iraq's government yesterday offered the leaders of rebel-held Fallujah a "last" chance to negotiate as an American military commander described the city as a cancer that had to be dealt with. Iyad Allawi, the Iraqi prime minister, indicated that time was fast running out for those who were harbouring insurgents there. "This chance could be the last," he said in a statement, imploring "the leaders and notables of Fallujah to use it to find a political solution". But with...
  • The Science of Luck

    05/14/2004 8:34:12 AM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies · 2,206+ views
    SKEPTICAL INQUIRER ^ | May/June 2003 | Richard Wiseman
    Here is an article on the "science of luck," based on a ten-year study. It provides some very interesting reading. Apparently the author found consistent patterns of behavior between people who would be considered lucky in life and those considered unlucky. Over the years I have interviewed these volunteers, asked them to complete diaries, personality ques-tionnaires, and intelligence tests, and invited them to my laboratory to participate in experiments. The findings have revealed that luck is not a magical ability or the result of random chance. Nor are peo-ple born lucky or unlucky. Instead, although lucky and unlucky people have...
  • Mothership Is Last Chance For Beagle 2

    01/06/2004 10:30:13 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 200+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-6-2004
    Mothership is last chance for Beagle 2 13:17 06 January 04 NewScientist.com news service Europe's Mars Express spacecraft is gearing up for a last-ditch attempt to make contact with the missing Beagle 2 lander. Beagle 2 has been completely silent since it entered the Martian atmosphere on Christmas Day. Several attempts by NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter and the 76-metre Jodrell Bank radio dish in the UK have failed to pick up any signals from the British lander. Scientists say their best hope is that Mars Express, Beagle 2's mothership, will pick up transmissions from the lander when it flies over...
  • CA: Critics said measures punted on a chance at real reform

    09/13/2003 11:45:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 237+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 9/13/03 | Deborah Lohse
    The Legislature took a stab at halting runaway worker's compensation insurance costs Friday by passing a package of bills it hopes will lower premiums for the state's employers. But critics said the sponsors were overly optimistic on the savings and that the measures punted on a chance at real reform. The bills are expected to be signed within days by Gov. Gray Davis.
  • Clinton 'Missed Chance To Get Bin Laden' (new)

    09/01/2003 5:41:39 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 335+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-2-2003 | David Rennie
    Clinton 'missed chance to get rid of bin Laden' By David Rennie in Washington (Filed: 02/09/2003) Bill Clinton refused to order a strike on Osama bin Laden after the bombing of the American destroyer Cole even though the al-Qa'eda leader's whereabouts were known, according to a book to be published this week. Bill Clinton: shied away from an attack for reasons of diplomacy In early leaks from Losing bin Laden, Richard Miniter, an investigative journalist, claims that Mr Clinton allowed the September 11 attacks to happen by squandering more than a dozen opportunities to capture or kill bin Laden. In...
  • Chance Provided Key To Finding Hambali

    08/21/2003 4:12:13 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 206+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 8-22-2003 | Kathy Marks
    Chance provided key to finding Hambali By Kathy Marks in Sydney 22 August 2003 The chance discovery of a key in the pocket of a close aide led police to Hambali, one of the world's most wanted terrorists, according to Thai media reports yesterday. The Nation newspaper said Thai authorities had not been looking for Hambali, the senior al-Qa'ida figure in South-east Asia and alleged mastermind of numerous bomb attacks in the region. They found him by accident after arresting a Malaysian man suspected of being an al-Qa'ida associate or sympathiser. That man was a "small potato", according to security...
  • Talk show host for California governor - Known as the Rush Limbaugh of Little Saigon.

    08/14/2003 8:44:24 AM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 258+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | 08/14/03 | JOHN GITTELSOHN
    <p>Van Vo is sometimes called the Rush Limbaugh of Little Saigon, providing a forum for hard-line anti-communists on his daily radio show, "Living in America."</p> <p>He has hosted the show 4,400 times - broadcasting more than 13,000 hours - since 1991, the longest-running Vietnamese-language program in America.</p>
  • July "Chance News"

    07/23/2003 11:47:11 AM PDT · by Doctor Stochastic · 1 replies · 178+ views
    Chance News ^ | July 20, 2003 | Chance News
    July 20, Online Issue "Chance News"
  • Typing Monkeys Don't Write Shakespeare

    05/09/2003 6:18:08 AM PDT · by kattracks · 50 replies · 743+ views
    AP | 5/09/03 | JILL LAWLESS
    LONDON (AP) — Give an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters, the theory goes, and they will eventually produce the works of Shakespeare.Give six monkeys one computer for a month, and they will produce a mess.Researchers at Plymouth University in England reported this week that primates left alone with a computer attacked the machine and failed to produce a single word."They pressed a lot of S's," researcher Mike Phillips said Friday. "Obviously, English isn't their first language."A group of faculty and students in the university's media program left a computer in the monkey enclosure at Paignton...
  • February Chance News

    03/06/2003 10:18:35 AM PST · by Doctor Stochastic · 195+ views
    Chance ^ | February 2003 | Chance News Staff
    Headline: Thousands Worldwide Protest War in IraqSub-head: Hundreds of Thousands Worldwide Open Day of Rallies Against Possible MilitaLead: Millions of protesters many of them marching in the capitals of America's traditional allies demonstrated Saturday against possible U.S. plans to attack Iraq.ry Action in Iraq
  • So Many Candidates, So Little Chance

    02/20/2003 8:55:06 PM PST · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 17 replies · 200+ views
    capitolhillblue.com ^ | Feb 20, 2003, 23:17 | DAN K. THOMASSON
    The Democrats have a big-time problem as they prepare for the next presidential election - too little money and too many candidates, all but a few of whom have this much chance: none. At last count there were eight ready to seek the chance to run against George W. Bush next year. That includes such late entrants as Rep. Dennis Kucinich, the one-time boy mayor of Cleveland, and Carol Moseley-Braun, the former U.S. senator from Illinois. Outside of their own states, they have neither a constituency or name recognition. The field has become so crowded that Democratic consultants are concerned...
  • Attack on Iraq Betting Pool

    08/30/2002 8:14:01 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 1,071 replies · 3,740+ views
    Friday, August 30, 2002 | Momaw Nadon
    It seems like an attack on Iraq is coming soon.Place your bet as to when the attack will begin. Whoever gets closest to the date and time wins.Attack time must be specified in Month, Day, Year, Hour, and MinuteFor the hour, don't forget to specify what time zone you are referring to.There is no decision on a prize to be awarded yet except for bragging rights.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 12-31-02

    12/30/2002 11:04:23 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 6 replies · 363+ views
    NASA ^ | 12-31-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 December 31 A Year of Assessing Astronomical Hazards Drawing Credit: Dan Durda (SWRI) Explanation: Could an asteroid destroy civilization on Earth? Mountain-sized space rocks could potentially impact the Earth causing global effects, and perhaps even be mistaken for a nuclear blast of terrestrial origin. Such large impacts are rare but have happened before. Modern telescopes have therefore begun to scan the skies for signs of approaching celestial...
  • Bush: Last Chance To Avoid War

    09/05/2002 3:38:27 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 213+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 9-5-2002 | Julian Borger
    Bush: last chance to avoid war Julian Borger in Washington and Patrick Wintour Thursday September 5, 2002 The Guardian President George Bush signalled yesterday that he was prepared to back a last-ditch United Nations ultimatum to Saddam Hussein to accept stringent weapons inspections or face invasion. The president will lay out his demands in an address to the UN general assembly next Thursday, which will be portrayed as Saddam's last chance to avoid a war. It will also define US policy on inspections and its willingness to use force after a period of deep divisions and confusion within the Bush...