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  • Forever a Starman: RIP David Bowie

    01/11/2016 5:45:58 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 24 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-11-2016 | MOTUS
    The man who practically invented alter egos has departed planet earth.RIP, David Bowie, whoever you were; and thanks for the memories:From Happy Anniversary Hub!Around here, where alter egos abound, we’ve been Bowie fans for a long time. Remember this golden oldie, still gracing my sidebar, from my early days as Lady M’s Mirror Of The United States:Just think, without Ziggy Startdust, there might never have been a Madonna, Lady Gaga or President Obama. Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with alter egos…butt I guess there’s a downside to everything. Dedicated to the proposition that change can be a good thing,...
  • Paul Ryan on speakership: "I'm redesigning this job"

    11/01/2015 9:46:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    CBS -- Face the Nation ^ | 11-1-15 | Rebecca Shabad
    Newly-elected Speaker Paul Ryan said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he's "redesigning" his leadership job. "I'm redesigning this job. I don't think it can work going forward like it's worked in the past. I can't pick up where John (Boehner) left off. It has to be done differently," Ryan said, referring to Rep. John Boehner's, R-Ohio, recently ended tenure as speaker. The House elected Ryan as speaker last Thursday and Boehner resigned from his leadership post and congressional seat. Ryan told host John Dickerson that he wasn't elected "dictator of the House" and...
  • 54 Changes To Obamacare: Latest Additions

    07/01/2015 11:11:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 1, 2015 | Grace-Marie Turner
    By our count at the Galen Institute, more than 54 significant changes have been made to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act since it was enacted in 2010 at least 34 that the Obama administration has made unilaterally, 17 that Congress has passed and the president has signed, and three by the Supreme Court. Our latest count has added two more changes made by the Obama administration contrary to statutory language, and one rewrite of the laws text from the latest U.S. Supreme Court decision. Our latest additions: Extension of credits to people receiving employer-sponsored coverage. Section 1511...
  • 2014 Medicaid changes help some, hurt others

    10/17/2013 5:54:31 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 1 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10-16-2013 | Marni Jameson
    For the poorest Floridians who rely on Medicaid for their health care, some big changes are coming in the new year that could affect whether they still qualify. Others who currently don't get Medicaid may find that the new rules allow them to sign up. The changes are all part of the Affordable Care Act and affect residents too poor to get a tax break on premiums through the health-care exchange. So whether you apply this year or next could make a big difference. "If you qualify now but won't under the new guidelines, sign up before Jan. 1," said...
  • Administration accused of burying ObamaCare changes, as another (penalty) deadline moves

    10/12/2013 12:06:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/11/13
    The Obama administration is being accused of "burying" key changes to the federal health care overhaul, as discontent grows about the roll-out of the law. The latest surprise came this week, when the Associated Press reported that individuals will have to obtain insurance coverage by mid-February in order to avoid an IRS penalty. That's six weeks earlier than the March 31 deadline that previously was cited. While an administration official confirmed the moved-up deadline to the AP, the reason the public now knows about it is because tax preparation company Jackson Hewitt pointed it out.
  • (Exempt) Pelosi: We Have to Implement Obamacare Before We Make Any Changes to It

    10/11/2013 1:26:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/11/13 | Becket Adams
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that Democrats will not consider making any changes to Obamacare. She said lawmakers may consider amending the bill but only after its been implemented. None of these suggestions [are] acceptable, Pelosi said in reference to Republican efforts to delay the laws individual mandate for one year. After we open government and a plan is in place any law that a Congress makes, a Congress can make another law and so bring your ideas forward. But not, with government shut down and before the plan is even in effect, are they...
  • Gov. Rick Scott makes changes to Common Core plan

    09/23/2013 10:58:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    cfNews13 ^ | 9/23/2013 | cfNews13
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state will pull out of a national test for school children to see if they are reaching standards in certain subjects. Scott on Monday called for Education Commissioner Pam Stewart and other state officials to take steps related to the ongoing controversy surrounding the new Common Core State Standards. Those include holding public hearings and possibly altering the standards.
  • Holder Wants Texas to Clear Voting Changes With the U.S.

    07/25/2013 6:42:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    NYT ^ | 7/25/13 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced on Thursday that the Justice Department would ask a court to require Texas to get permission from the federal government before making voting changes in that state. The move opens a new chapter in the political struggle over election rules after the Supreme Court struck down a portion of the Voting Rights Act last month. In a speech before the National Urban League in Philadelphia, Mr. Holder also indicated that the filing, expected later on Thursday, was most likely just an opening salvo in a new Obama administration strategy to try...
  • From their own mouths, Pt 1: LGBT Lobby plans to 'wholly transform the definition of family'

    02/04/2013 11:29:37 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LSN ^ | Hilary White
    Opinion Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions From their own mouths, Pt 1: LGBT Lobby plans to 'wholly transform the definition of family' by Hilary White Fri Feb 01, 2013 19:52 EST Comments (20) Tags: family, homosexual activism, same-sex 'marriage' ROME, February 1, 2013, ( Transforming the very fabric of society; and radically reordering societys view of reality: these are what being queer means to the ideologues behind the homosexual political movement that is currently sweeping through legislatures around the world. Is this the insane ranting of a right-wing Christian conspiracy theorist? Is it yet another attack...
  • Tiny Solar Activity Changes Affect Earth's Climate

    01/17/2013 8:14:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies ^ | 1/17/13 | Charles Q. Choi
    Even small changes in solar activity can impact Earth's climate in significant and surprisingly complex ways, researchers say. The sun is a constant star when compared with many others in the galaxy. Some stars pulsate dramatically, varying wildly in size and brightness and even exploding. In comparison, the sun varies in the amount of light it emits by only 0.1 percent over the course of a relatively stable 11-year-long pattern known as the solar cycle. Still, "the light reaching the top of the Earth's atmosphere provides about 2,500 times as much energy as the total of all other sources combined,"...
  • U.S. States Flirt With Major Tax Changes

    01/13/2013 11:01:41 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/13/2013 | Nanette Byrnes
    (Reuters) - Hopes for overhauling the federal tax system are fading in Washington, but in some state capitals, tax reform experiments - some far-reaching - are fast taking shape. Across the South and Midwest, Republicans have consolidated control of state legislatures and governorships, giving them the power to test long-debated tax ideas. Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal, for instance, called on Thursday for ending the state's income tax and corporate taxes, with sales taxes compensating for lost revenue. A similar plan is being pushed by Republicans in North Carolina. Kansas, which cut its income tax significantly last year, may trim...
  • Unpopular, sarcastic Obama 3.0 2nd term will not be pretty picture

    10/30/2012 3:35:48 PM PDT · by x · 3 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | Tobe Berkovitz
    Shakespeare was right when he wrote, Whats past is prologue. The Bards quote provides a solid road map for predicting how Obama will run his presidency if re-elected. During his 2008 campaign and subsequent four years in office there have been three iterations defining the man and his approach to governance. Obama 1.0 is the mythic figure and the now crumbling foundation for understanding how the president was presented by the media and perceived by the public. Candidate Obama circa 2008 was calm, collected and cool smooth as silk. The mainstream media and much of America were captivated by...
  • Question: My "pings" no longer show the comment...did the settings on FR change?

    09/13/2012 4:36:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Free Republic | 9/12/12 | SFF
    Hey guys, earlier today I went to read my "pings" and I don't see any of the content of the comments, only the name of the thread and the respondent. Did something change? :( I like clicking and reading the responses and not necessarily going through the whole thread.
  • "a neighborhood full of changes and no hope"

    08/30/2012 2:12:35 PM PDT · by djone · 4 replies ^ | August 27, 2012 | The Anchoress
    "....but this stuff is not being said in an extremist corner of the internet its being said in a middle-class suburban salon in an area where 30% (or more) of the businesses are now shuttered, and houses are being foreclosed upon and then re-occupied seemingly overnight, creating what the stylist called a neighborhood full of changes and no hope. Forget about new small businesses, he said, gesturing across the street, where a small food shops opening soon banner had become sun-faded and worn, even as the door remained locked. That guy is never going to open. I cant get...
  • U.S. rejects proposed changes to bullet-train project

    05/26/2011 9:31:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    La Times ^ | 5/26/11 | Dan Weikel
    Rejecting the recommendations of a recent state report, federal officials said Wednesday they cannot postpone the deadline to start construction of California's $43-billion bullet train project or allow the state to move the first leg of the proposed system out of the Central Valley. U.S. Department of Transportation officials said the 2012 deadline is required by federal legislation that provided about $3.1 billion in funding for the project's initial leg, which, they added, was placed in the state's agricultural heartland after considerable study. "This shows that we are on the same page as the feds," said Jeffrey Barker, a spokesman...
  • Napolitano: TSA Procedures Could See Changes

    11/22/2010 9:18:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    the Blaze ^ | 11/22/10 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    During a stop in New Jersey Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that the TSA and its new screening procedures could see some changes, but not during the Thanksgiving travel rush. The admission follows statements by the TSA Sunday that it was not considering changes. According to Politico, the Secretary said the TSA will make adjustments or changes when called upon to its screening procedures at airports, but emphasized not if such changes make Americans less safe on airplanes.
  • State Dept. Changes Passport Policy to Accomodate People Who Change Gender, Even Without Surgery

    06/15/2010 7:56:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 187+ views
    cns news ^ | 6/15/10 | Penny Starr
    ( The U.S. State Department is marking lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender Pride Month by changing its policy concerning gender change on passports and consular reports of birth abroad. As of June 10, the State Department no longer requires that individuals provide proof that they have had sex reassignment surgery, but only requires certification from an attending physician that the individual received appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition, which may or may not include surgery. In other words, a conservative group complained, "cross-dressers no longer need to undergo 'sexual reassignment' surgery to change the gender listed on their passports."
  • Steps You Can Take Ahead of Changes in Coverage, Taxes

    03/22/2010 2:30:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 888+ views
    WSJ ^ | 3/22/10 | ANNA WILDE MATHEWS
    After years of debate, a health overhaul is finally becoming a reality. Now what? Many big provisions don't kick in until 2014, including the mandate for most folks to have health insurance and many new requirements for health-plan designs. Before then, you'll see a mishmash of other things go into effect at various timesand of course some of the changes depend on the Senate passing the House's so-called sidecar, or reconciliation, bill of changes. [0321consum] Doug DeMark Taylor Wilhite and her mom, Amy, visited Capitol Hill in May 2009 with American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteers. Here are some...
  • CA: Changes needed to rules governing Delta smelt (the "two smelt and you're out!" rule)

    03/13/2010 2:29:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 749+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 3/13/10 | Laura King Moon
    This winter, on certain days, it would take only two small fish known as delta smelt to show up at California's two largest water projects to trigger pumping restrictions causing the loss of hundreds of millions of gallons of water a day. If two more smelt appear the next day, the pumps are cut more, and so on. Since Jan. 1, the State Water Project has lost nearly 370,000 acre-feet of water, enough to serve the residential needs of San Jose for nearly three years." This is how the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been implemented on a day-by-day,...
  • (Video)Prophecy In The News

    10/17/2009 1:13:15 AM PDT · by bogusname · 2 replies · 489+ views
    Prophecy In The News ^ | October 16, 2009 | J.R. Church
    J.R. Church talks a little about changes coming upon the earth during the Tribulation. Hit the FRI button for friday's video. Tuesday's is a little interesting too.

    02/05/2005 11:42:37 AM PST · by Quix · 58 replies · 1,019+ views
    The Appearance Of The United States Will Change Stephen Hanson Jan. 30, 2005 [21] For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now--and never to be equaled again. [22] If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. Matt. 24 There is a place that you can run to and hide when the storms come upon this world. There is a place that you will be sheltered from the storms. I tell you that you can run to...
  • White House Changes the Terms of a Campaign Pledge About Posting Bills Online

    06/22/2009 8:53:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies · 3,525+ views
    NYT ^ | 6/22/09 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised that once a bill was passed by Congress, the White House would post it online for five days before he signed it. The latest on President Obama, the new administration and other news from Washington and around the nation. When theres a bill that ends up on my desk as president, you the public will have five days to look online and find out whats in it before I sign it, so that you know what your governments doing, Mr. Obama said as a candidate, telling voters he would make government more transparent...
  • Vanity: A suggestion next time site is CHANGED! (For a "Friend's List"..

    04/12/2009 6:33:03 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 7 replies · 369+ views
    Myself | April 12, 2009 | JSDude1
    I have met so many wonderful freepers here on FR over the years, and many that I would like to connect with for Conservative Activism!!.. It is hard to do, however (unless you remember every kind poster's nick.), Please would it be so hard to make it possible to have a "friend's list" next time you update the site like Facebook, Myspace, Youtube. Thanks, Jim. Thanks, I do however love FR! JS.
  • Favorite Foods I used to really dislike!

    03/30/2009 8:56:15 PM PDT · by Sally'sConcerns · 44 replies · 1,108+ views
    Sally'sConcerns | 03/30/09 | self
    I recently bought me an inexpensive bread maker. My reasons were two-fold. I had stomach surgery back in June, 2006 and due to a few neurological changes, my taste buds changed. As an example of the changes, I actively disliked cauliflour as well as spinach. Now I don't automatically say I don't like something just because I despised it prior to my second tummy surgery. I haven't actually gone out to buy caulifour but I AM keeping frozen spinach on hand. In some ways this change has been a blessing because it opens a whole new world to my taste...
  • Face of Defense: Soldier Sees Vast Changes in Iraq

    03/12/2009 4:15:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 441+ views
    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq, March 12, 2009 A 44-year-old soldier here is serving in Iraq for the second time, an experience he says is considerably different from his first. An Army Ranger and veteran of operations Just Cause in 1989 and Iraqi Freedom in 2004, 44-year-old Army Sgt. 1st Class Gordon Ross has seen a lot more than many of his fellow soldiers in his 22-year Army career. Being an old soldier, Ross, the 2nd Platoon sergeant for Company H, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, has seen many changes throughout the Army and throughout the struggle here in Iraq....
  • New UBS CEO sees changes to Swiss banking secrecy

    02/28/2009 12:43:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 450+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/28/09 | AP
    ZURICH The new chief executive of UBS AG says Switzerland should consider changing its banking secrecy laws so they no longer protect suspected tax evaders, according to an interview published Saturday. Oswald Gruebel told twice-weekly newspaper Finanz und Wirtschaft that Switzerland's banking secrecy laws need to be changed in order to ease the political pressure other countries are putting on the small Alpine nation. Germany, Britain and the United States have demanded that Switzerland open itself up to foreign tax investigations. UBS is currently the subject of a major U.S. probe into whether it conspired to defraud the U.S....
  • Hearst seeks changes at Chronicle (including significant cuts to union and non-union staff)

    02/24/2009 3:55:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 548+ views
    Hearst on ^ | 2/24/09 | Hearst Newspapers
    NEW YORK -- The Hearst Corp. today announced an effort to reverse the deepening operating losses of its San Francisco Chronicle by seeking near-term cost savings that would include "significant" cuts to both union and non-union staff. In a posted statement, Hearst said if the savings cannot be accomplished "quickly" the company will seek a buyer, and if none comes forward, it will close the Chronicle. The Chronicle lost more than $50 million in 2008 and is on a pace to lose more than that this year, Hearst said. Frank J. Vega, chairman and publisher of the Chronicle, said, "It's...
  • A Change in the Changes on Obamas Web Site

    11/11/2008 8:28:28 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 17 replies · 178+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | 11/11/2008 | Adam Graham-Silverman
    Heres some change that supporters of President-elect Obama may not want to see: all of the policy commitments on specific issues have been removed from his transition Web site. On Nov. 7, global health advocates noticed that some of the details of Obamas fight global poverty statement had been removed. Specifically, the site no longer promised to fully fund debt cancellation for the worlds poorest countries or provide the full U.S. contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Activists already were concerned, since boosting foreign aid was the one thing Obama mentioned during the campaign when...
  • Panel proposes changes for TxDOT

    06/03/2008 6:22:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 737+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 2, 2008 | Peggy Fikac
    AUSTIN Saying big changes are needed to restore trust in the Texas Department of Transportation, the Sunset Advisory Commission staff is recommending a revamp of its governing board, project planning, and dealings with lawmakers and the public. The commission's report, to be released today, comes in the wake of controversy over planned public-private partnerships on toll roads, the route of the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor transportation network and questions concerning agency funding figures. The Houston Chronicle obtained a copy of the report. "The Sunset review of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) occurred against a backdrop of distrust and frustration...
  • Who keeps tinkering with FR?(Yes this is a VANITY)

    03/07/2008 2:48:02 PM PST · by Dog · 90 replies · 929+ views
    Who keeps adjusting FR's took me all afternoon to get used to the fonts...and now FR has changed the font setting again.Change is OK....but enough already....unless it was Jim Rob's idea....then great job boss....:-)
  • What is up with FR? (vanity)

    03/04/2008 7:42:50 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 64 replies · 180+ views
    n/a | 3/4/08 | I
    PLEASE don't just erase this thread; after all, I'm now just finding out another problem here - I can't start a thread but from the "Home" page, and it always assumes you're posting to "News/Activism". So there is no way I can go to Bloggers/Personal as I had intended, apparently. So there's 1 problem and question - what happened there? And what happened that some things have changed - including, I can't seem to get the various "forums" to show me latest posts as opposed to whole threads? (This was a question the other day right when things changed; should've...
  • CA: Defeat of Prop. 93 will mean wholesale leadership changes (34 seats in play, sort of)

    02/06/2008 6:32:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 134+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/6/08 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    California voters' refusal to alter state legislators' term limits will force three of the Legislature's top leaders to give up their posts. It also will free candidates running for 34 legislative seats from having to face an incumbent this year. Proposition 93 aimed to trim two years off the maximum amount of time most legislators could serve, but it also would have given dozens of lawmakers a chance to extend their stays in Sacramento. It failed by about 7 percentage points, despite support from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a who's who of labor unions, corporations and professional groups that poured...
  • Attention all Scout Leaders: New Boy Scout Rank Requirements Effective January 1, 2008

    01/05/2008 10:40:45 AM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 1,550+ views
    email | SandRAT
    Attention all Scout Leaders New Boy Scout Rank Requirements Effective January 1, 2008 The National Youth Protection Committee recommended additions to Boy Scout rank requirements that were approved and become effective January 1, 2008. These changes will help us advance the importance of Youth Protection training beyond the initial Boy Scout joining requirements, and keep youth informed and actively engaged in understanding the key elements of personal safety and protection. TENDERFOOT RANK Revised requirement 9: Explain the importance of the buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in your neighborhood. Describe what a bully is...
  • A revolution? Awaiting Chavez' changes

    12/30/2007 4:58:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 188+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/30/07 | Ian James - ap
    LAS CUMARAGUAS, Venezuela - In this dusty town of potholed roads on the Caribbean coast, people are fascinated with the revolutionary changes that President Hugo Chavez talks about constantly on television. But nine years after he was elected, many here say their lives are virtually the same. There are still few jobs. Running water comes only two days a week at best. Paint peels from the walls of the public school, where teachers say they badly need more books. The state is building three dozen concrete homes here, but construction has dragged on while some residents are living in quarters...
  • NJ changes policy on illegal immigrants

    08/22/2007 9:01:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 738+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/22/07 | Angela Delli Santi - ap
    TRENTON, N.J. - After a review driven by three brutal slayings, the state attorney general on Wednesday ordered New Jersey law enforcers to notify federal immigration officials whenever someone arrested for an indictable offense or drunken driving is found to be an illegal immigrant. Attorney General Anne Milgram reviewed the state's policy in light of the execution-style killings Aug. 4 of three Newark college students and the wounding of a fourth victim. One of the six suspects was an illegal immigrant who had been granted bail on child rape and aggravated assault charges without immigration officials being alerted to his...
  • Chavez proposes changes to constitution (denies he really wants lifetime power to rule)

    08/15/2007 7:08:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 698+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/15/07 | Chrostopher Toothaker - ap
    CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez called for changes to Venezuela's constitution Wednesday night, delivering a key address pitching reforms that are expected to allow him to be re-elected indefinitely. Chavez, speaking to the National Assembly, said the changes affect "less than 10 percent" of the constitution but would bring Venezuela "new horizons for the new era." Chavez, who is seeking to transform Venezuelan society along socialist lines, denied he wants lifelong power as his opponents allege. "They accuse me of making plans to be in power forever or to concentrate power. We know it isn't like that. It's power...
  • Dreams for Democracy: Former son of Iraq reflects on changes in his native land

    08/03/2007 6:45:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 267+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp
    CAMP TAJI Like many immigrants before him, Rudy Lirato had a dream for his family-a dream firmly rooted in the ideals of freedom and democracy-when he left his native homeland of Iraq 30 years ago. He is now serving as an interpreter and U.S. contractor who works with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Lirato left Iraq in 1977 with his wife for the city of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. I had just gotten married to my sweetheart and knew that I would be drafted into the Iraqi army and that there was no future for me...
  • Dems have tough time enacting changes

    06/02/2007 10:48:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 1,096+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/2/07 | Charles Babington - ap
    WASHINGTON - Under a portrait of George Washington and a sign proclaiming "A New Direction," Democratic lawmakers boasted of their accomplishments their first five months running Congress. Their press release covered two pages. Yet most people might be excused for hardly noticing, except maybe those who are paid the minimum wage or who live in hurricane-ravaged areas. Upon taking control in January, Democrats led efforts to increase the minimum wage for the first time in a decade and to force modest spending increases in hurricane and drought relief, children's health care and a few other areas. Beyond that, the majority...
  • Changes in Anbar, Afghanistan Good Signs, Chairman Says

    04/22/2007 8:16:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 503+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 22, 2007 Changes in Iraqs Anbar province and the failure of the Taliban spring offensive in Afghanistan are good signs, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during an interview today on his way home from Iraq and Afghanistan. During his flight home, Marine Gen. Peter Pace spoke about his trip to Iraq and Afghanistan. In Iraq he took part in a series of meetings with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates; Navy Adm. William J. Fallon, the commander of U.S. Central Command; Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of Multinational Force Iraq; and Army...
  • Quick Change Artists on America's Got Talent (One of the most incredible videos I have ever seen.)

    03/19/2007 8:28:59 AM PDT · by rawhide · 6 replies · 505+ views
    you tube ^ | Added July 06, 2006
    This video has been viewed over 16 million times on YouTube. This is incredible! See if you agree?video The audience and even the judges were wild with applause.
  • The Battle Over the Mass [Catholic Caucus]

    02/23/2007 8:20:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 81 replies · 1,111+ views ^ | 2-22-07 | Dr. Robert Moynihan
    Dr. Robert Moynihan Other Articles by Dr. Robert MoynihanPrinter Friendly Version The Battle Over the Mass February 22, 2007 Why is such a battle over the Mass occurring now, 40 years after the Second Vatican Council? Because Benedict XVI wishes to restore what has been lost.Pope Benedict XVI, against the opposition of many, is preparing to issue a "motu proprio," or personal decision, allowing wider celebration of the old Mass. We applaud his decision and urge him to publish it quickly. The time has come for the restoration of the perennial liturgy of the Church. It has been...
  • Housing Starts Plunge 14.3% To Lowest Point in 10 Years(But PPI Moderates)

    02/16/2007 5:55:00 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 55 replies · 1,485+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 16, 2007 8:47 a.m. | JEFF BATER and BRIAN BLACKSTONE
    Home construction fell to its lowest point in nearly 10 years during January in an unexpectedly large decrease that erased hopeful gains posted in two prior months. A separate report showed wholesale prices fell last month, after two strong months of gains, suggesting that underlying inflationary pressures remain broadly contained. Core prices, however, which exclude volatile food and energy costs, rose. Housing starts plunged by 14.3% to a seasonally adjusted 1.408 million annual rate, the Commerce Department said Friday. Building permits also resumed falling. The government raised its original estimate for December starts. Construction rose by 5.0% to 1.643 million,...
  • Changes to No Child Left Behind expected

    02/10/2007 4:11:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 659+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/07 | Nancy Zuckerbrod - ap
    WASHINGTON - When Tori Boyles, of Columbia, Mo., takes a test at school, an adult often reads the questions to her because the 9-year-old has learning disabilities that make reading difficult. That kind of accommodation generally is not allowed for the reading test that public school students take under the federal No Child Left Behind law. Also, skipping the exam is not permitted for Tori, who has spina bifida, a condition often accompanied by learning problems. "Why isn't there an option to opt out of that?" asks her mother, Becky Boyles. "She just has to stare at this piece of...
  • Why Are There So Many Single Americans?

    01/23/2007 7:11:06 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 287 replies · 5,607+ views
    New York Times ^ | 21 January 2007 | Kate Zernike
    THE news that 51 percent of all women live without a spouse might be enough to make you invest in cat futures. But consider, too, the flip side: about half of all men find themselves in the same situation. As the number of people marrying has dropped off in the last 45 years, the marriage rate has declined equally for men and for women. The stereotype has been cemented in the popular culture: the hard-charging career girl who gets her comeuppance, either violently or dying a slow death by late-night memo and Chinese takeout... But when it comes to marriage,...
  • "Arctic Fever Getting Hotter" (Circulation changes and temperature trends in the Arctic Ocean)

    10/05/2006 1:48:05 PM PDT · by cogitator · 13 replies · 449+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | 10/05/2006 | Staff Writers
    Several days ago, the 'Maria S Merian' returned from her second Arctic expedition with data confirming trends of Arctic warming. "Compared to last summer, the water that flows from the Norwegian Sea to the Arctic has been an average 0.8 degrees Celsius warmer this summer," says expedition leader Dr Ursula Schauer of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. "This is in addition to the last two years already having been warmer than the previous 20 from which we have regular measurements. Over the Yermak Plateau, an oceanic ridge, the oceanographers documented water of more than four degrees...
  • ABC makes some changes to 9/11 series

    09/10/2006 9:36:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 257 replies · 6,148+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/10/06 | David Bauder - ap
    NEW YORK - ABC aired its miniseries "The Path to 9/11" on Sunday but made editing changes after former Clinton administration officials complained it contained fabricated scenes about their actions prior to the terrorist attacks. ABC's editing of the five-hour movie, airing on two successive nights starting Sunday, was evident from the very beginning. Twice, the network de-emphasized the role of the 9/11 commission's final report as source material for the film. The version that aired Sunday also changed a scene that, in a copy of the movie given to television critics a few weeks ago, indicated President Clinton's preoccupation...
  • JUST ONE ROAR OF THE LION (of Judah) [cryptic, mysterious world upheaval changes predicted]

    09/09/2006 3:55:16 AM PDT · by Quix · 61 replies · 1,749+ views
    JUST ONE ROAR OF THE LION Meri Burlingame Renewed Hope Counseling Sep 9, 2006 as posted on Pam Clark's list [Qx couldn't find it there] VISION: "JUST ONE ROAR of the LION" by S. Jha (Posted by I saw this vision on the 22nd of August 2006 I saw a Lion. I walked with Him to a very high Rock. The Lion then Climbed the Rock, and Stood on the very top of this high Rock. I stood below, looking up at Him. He let out a LOUD ROAR. And EVERYTHING in the atmosphere / universe changed. In a...
  • Shops Run Out Of Money As Zimbabwe Changes Currency

    08/22/2006 5:26:13 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 642+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-22-2006 | Peta Thornycroft
    Shops run out of money as Zimbabwe changes currency By Peta Thornycroft in Harare (Filed: 22/08/2006) Crowds filled Zimbabwe's banks and shops yesterday as they rushed to meet a deadline to acquire new currency after the government cancelled the old one. Three noughts have been struck off the new notes in an effort to reduce the huge volume of cash required for the simplest transaction in a land where annual inflation runs at almost 1,000 per cent. People had to hand in old notes by yesterday's deadline. But the task was complicated by an official regulation banning anyone from possessing...
  • French changes to resolution rankle U.S.

    08/09/2006 4:19:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 600+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/9/06 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - The United States and France appeared at odds Wednesday over Arab demands to change a U.N. resolution they are co-sponsoring to call for a complete halt in Israeli-Hezbollah hostilities and withdrawal of Israeli forces, diplomats said. France proposed new language on a total cease-fire and Israeli pullout, but the Americans rejected it out of concern that without a robust international force, a vacuum would be created in southern Lebanon, a Hezbollah stronghold, the diplomats said. While both countries welcomed Lebanon's announcement Monday that it will deploy 15,000 soldiers to the south when Israel withdraws, the U.S. does...
  • Dems recommend election calendar changes

    07/22/2006 11:35:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 443+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/22/06 | WILL LESTER
    Dems recommend election calendar changesBy WILL LESTER, Associated Press Writer 19 minutes ago Democratic presidential hopeful, U.S. Sen., Joe Biden, center, gets some advise from state Sen. Sylvia Larson, D-Concord Friday July 22, 2006. Biden is campaigning for the 2008 election. (AP Photo/Jim cole) WASHINGTON - National Democrats recommended Saturday that the party wedge Nevada between the traditional one-two punch of Iowa and New Hampshire in the leadoff nominating contests for president in 2008. South Carolina would move up in the election calendar, too, according to plan that awaits final action next month by the Democrat National Committee. Democrats envision...