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  • Federal report: Warming is changing US daily life

    01/11/2013 2:33:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 1/11/13 | Seth Borenstein - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive new federal scientific report says global warming is already changing America from sea to rising sea and how Americans live. The government issued Friday a 1,146-page draft report that details in dozens of ways how climate change is already disrupting the health, homes and other facets of daily American life. It warns that those disruptions will increase in the future. The blunt report takes a global environmental issue and explains what it means for different U.S. regions, for various sectors of the economy and for future generations. The National Climate Assessment doesn't say what should...
  • World Changing Ideas 2012 - 10 innovations that are radical enough to alter our lives

    11/18/2012 8:50:35 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 11/14/12 | By The Editors , Ferris Jabr , Katherine Harmon , Emily Laber-Warren , David Biello , Daisy ...
    Scientists and engineers dream about big advances that could change the world, and then they try to create them. On the following pages, Scientific American reveals 10 innovations that could be game changers: an artificial alternative to DNA, oil that cleans water, pacemakers powered by our blood, and more. These are not pie-in-the-sky notions but practical breakthroughs that have been proved or prototyped and are poised to scale up greatly. Each has the potential to make what may now seem impossible possible. —The EditorsNew Life-Forms, No DNA Required Artificial organisms based on man-made molecules could thrive and evolveDNA is passé....
  • CNNMoney Caught Changing Report on ‘Green’ Jobs Numbers, Casting Them in More Positive Light

    03/25/2012 3:03:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/25/12 | Becket Adams
    At 7:50 am Friday morning, CNNMoney reported on the embarrassingly small number of jobs the “green” energy industry has contributed to the nation’s workforce. The story was titled “‘Green’ jobs just a small portion of workforce.” -------- “As Kermit knows, it’s not easy being green,” the story began. “There were only 3.1 million green jobs in the U.S. in 2010.” Translation: After receiving billions in federal subsidies ($100 billion from the stimulus program alone), “green” jobs account for only 2.4 percent of the nation’s employment. Seeing as how taxpayer dollars are being thrown at “green” energy projects under the guise...
  • Obama suggests changing unemployment system (work-sharing, bridge-to-work training)

    09/09/2011 7:26:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/9/11 | Don Lee and Jim Puzzanghera
    In urging Congress to extend jobless benefits, President Obama went beyond short-term aid and called on the country to rethink how it looks at unemployment, recognizing the long-term devastating costs of having so many unproductive people on its hands for long periods. Specifically, Obama endorsed a work-sharing plan embraced in Europe that averts layoffs by spreading the pain among co-workers, as well as a more controversial bridge-to-work idea that puts people who are on unemployment benefits into training or temporary work that would set them on a path toward regular jobs. The president also proposed, as part of his $447-billion...
  • Despite Obama’s Delusion, Changing The Words Does Not Change The World

    05/27/2010 9:25:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 283+ views
    the new republic ^ | 5/27/10 | Marty Peretz
    It's official now. You cannot use "Muslim extremism" or "Islamic terrorism." Not because the words don't describe a real phenomenon in the world. An ugly phenomenon. And, alas, an abundant phenomenon. But because the president doesn't like the thought. And he certainly doesn't like the religious adjective. I myself don't mind calling Jewish extremists "Jewish extremists." In fact, calling them Jewish extremists neatly separates the very few from the very many. There are myriad Jewish types: nudniks, for example, of whom there are a lot, and chachomim, of whom there are far fewer, liberals, even radicals, and (now more than...
  • Big shakeup for ketchup - Heinz changing its recipe to slash salt

    05/14/2010 4:02:56 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 136 replies · 2,051+ views
    <p>Your fries may never taste the same again!</p> <p>For the first time in 40 years, Heinz ketchup is changing its famous recipe -- by lowering the salt content in an effort to appeal to more health-conscious consumers, the company said yesterday.</p>
  • Now 'conservatives' are twisting Scripture(Bad Sign)

    10/22/2009 9:15:22 PM PDT · by bogusname · 19 replies · 959+ views
    WND ^ | October 22, 2009 | Joseph Farah
    For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: – Revelation 22:18 I've seen some incredibly stupid and misguided initiatives by "conservatives" in my day, but this one takes the cake. Because the Bible has been rewritten to conform with the agenda of "liberals," a self-described "conservative" is spearheading an effort to rewrite it to his liking. If you think I'm joking, read on...
  • Change of guard in Fallujah

    10/21/2006 6:34:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 502+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva
    CAMP FALLUJAH — Marines from 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment are now on deck and running combat operations in Fallujah after relieving Marines from 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment recently. The battalion arrived late last month to begin turnover of responsibilities with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment. They officially took charge of Fallujah earlier this month and have since conducted patrols, raids, interdiction and security operations here. The battalion’s journey to Iraq started in earnest months ago, according to Master Sgt. James E. Mitrink, a 42-year-old operations chief from Port Huron, Mich. Starting in April 2006, Marines within the battalion...
  • Migrants Changing Britain, Says Race Chief

    08/29/2006 6:45:59 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 636+ views
    The telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-30-2006 | Philip Johnston
    Migrants changing Britain, says race chief By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor (Filed: 30/08/2006) Immigration to Britain today is fundamentally different from previous settlements because it is changing the composition of the nation, the head of the Commission for Racial Equality said last night. Trevor Phillips, who provoked controversy last year by challenging the concept of multiculturalism and saying that Britain was "sleepwalking to segregation", said the social significance of the current wave of immigration was being overlooked. More young people were arriving to compete for jobs with settled workers and a growing number of incomers were setting up their...
  • CA: A different shade of green (A 'Changing of the GReen' in process?)

    06/08/2006 12:06:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 284+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 6/8/06 | Shane Goldmacher
    Environmentalists trying to push a green agenda through the Legislature will face a decidedly different atmosphere in 2007. The Senate has long been the friendlier of California's two legislative houses to environmental legislation, but Tuesday's primary elections swept a small cohort of pro-business Democrats into the upper house. That, combined with the replacement of moderate Assembly Democrats with more liberal counterparts, looks to have shifted the legislative landscape for environmental legislation. "The Senate is less green and the Assembly has gotten more green," said Bill Magavern, the Sierra Club's senior legislative representative. According to the California League of Conservation Voters...
  • U.S. Operations, Basing in Europe Changing Dramatically

    05/26/2006 7:44:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 575+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 26, 2006 – The U.S. military footprint in Europe is significantly changed from just a decade ago. Gone are dozens of American enclaves -- some self-contained communities complete with schools, shopping centers and housing complexes -- located throughout Western Europe, but primarily in Germany. In their place soon will be small regional training centers in Romania and Bulgaria, through which U.S. combat brigades will rotate on training and regional-security-cooperation missions. Transformation has been a dramatic process in U.S. European Command. In an interview yesterday with the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service, Army Gen. William E. "Kip"...
  • Army Reserve Changing to Meet Challenges

    04/21/2006 4:31:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 224+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 21, 2006 – The Army Reserve is no longer simply a force in reserve, but a vital part of the country's defense that's making big changes to meet its current and future challenges, the commander of U.S. Army Reserve Command said here today. Army Lt. Gen. James R. Helmly, commander of U.S. Army Reserve Command, foreground, and (from left) Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. Michele Jones and Amy Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Juanita Wilson cut a ceremonial birthday cake April 21 commemorating the Army Reserve's 98th birthday. Photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....
  • National Intelligence Changing to Meet 21st Century Needs

    03/17/2006 3:01:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 186+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 17, 2006 – Morphing threats have created the need for change in the U.S. intelligence community, a top Defense Department intelligence official said here March 14. The National Security Act of 1947 was born from what President Harry S. Truman considered the failure at Pearl Harbor, Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin, deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and warfighting support, said at the 17th Annual National Defense Industrial Association Special Operations/Low-intensity Conflict Symposium and Exhibition. The act remained largely unchanged until the fall of 2004, he said. At that time, changes to the act created the position of...
  • Improved Armored Vests Reflect Changing Enemy Tactics

    01/13/2006 3:54:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 424+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 12, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2006 – U.S. military members serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other dangerous locales will soon receive revamped armored vests that provide more side protection, senior officials said here today. The vest changes are designed to prove effective in protecting servicemembers from shrapnel fragments, especially those who man gun turrets atop vehicles, Maj. Gen. Stephen Speakes, the Army's director of force development, said during a teleconference call with military analysts. "What we're seeing, obviously, is continuing evolutions in the nature of the threat that we face," Speakes said. The shrapnel-producing improvised explosive devices and other terrorist weapons encountered...
  • Changing Face of War Means Morphing Guard, Reserve

    01/11/2006 4:48:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 296+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 11, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    SAN DIEGO, Jan. 11, 2006 – The days of the weekend warrior are over, a top defense official said here yesterday. Thomas F. Hall, assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs, said the country has entered the era of an operational reserve force vs. a strategic one. Hall spoke at WEST 2006, a technology, communication and national security conference co-sponsored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and the U.S. Naval Institute. Since Sept. 11, 2001, more than 500,000 reserve component servicemembers have been mobilized, Hall said. Mobilized guardsmen and reservists currently number 130,000. Though the number of mobilized...
  • Army Continues Changing, Improving Body Armor

    01/10/2006 6:35:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 758+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 10, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2006 – The Army will continue to improve body armor issued to soldiers, and will begin manufacturing side-panel inserts to the Interceptor ballistic armor, officials said here today. The side panels, which weigh 3 pounds, will be made of the same material as the small-arms protective inserts. Army Col. Thomas Spoehr is in charge of fielding body armor. He said the Interceptor body armor now issued to servicemembers protects against most of the threats they face in Iraq and Afghanistan today. "It's the best body armor in the world," Spoehr said. And the proof is in the...
  • Iraqi Security Forces Progress Leads to Changing Coalition Role

    12/29/2005 3:32:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 704+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Dec 28, 2005 | Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr.
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Dec. 28, 2005 — Last week Iraqi Prime Minister al-Ja'fari, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, and I announced the decision not to deploy two brigades scheduled to come to Iraq early next year. The 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, based out of Fort Riley, Kansas, was originally scheduled to deploy to central Iraq in December to replace the 29th Brigade Combat Team. Additionally, the Baumholder, Germany-based 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, was to deploy to the Iraqi province of Diyala in November to replace the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. The 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division will remain in...
  • Infrastructure Projects Changing Minds in East Baghdad

    12/16/2005 3:42:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 544+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 16, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq, Dec. 16, 2005 – Nothing makes Army Lt. Col. Jamie Gayton more angry than someone saying coalition projects in East Baghdad have no effect. "We are making a difference every day in the lives of average Iraqis," said Gayton, the commander of 2-3 Brigade Troops Battalion and responsible for coalition projects in East Baghdad. Sadr City is a part of the area of operations for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, a unit of the 3rd Infantry Division. Hundreds of projects in the area of 2.6 million people have changed life in the neighborhoods. When Americans...
  • Reconstruction Effort Changing Face of Iraq

    12/12/2005 3:47:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 285+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 12, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 12, 2005 – Despite attacks, security concerns and an infrastructure that was degraded beyond expectation, the Iraq reconstruction effort has made tremendous progress, officials here said. More than 90 percent of the $18 billion that Congress appropriated to rebuild Iraq has been committed to projects around the nation. This is in addition to money the Iraqi government has appropriated. U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad has deferred $800 million worth of projects until the new government can have input. The effort is showing tangible results, said Ambassador Dan Speckhard, chief of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office here. Almost...
  • Definition of South, Southern Is Changing

    11/25/2005 5:17:11 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 41 replies · 1,733+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 11 25 05 | ALLEN G. BREED
    CARY, N.C. - The joke around here is that this town's name is really an acronym for "Containment Area for Relocated Yankees." As far as Vernon Yates is concerned, they haven't been contained well enough. Nearly surrounded by pricey subdivisions, the cinderblock Yates Grocery and Farm Supply sells neither anymore. As if things weren't bad enough, style maven Martha Stewart has chosen this Raleigh suburb to build a signature neighborhood of houses designed after her homes in Maine and New York. Holding court near a potbellied stove, the 69-year-old man in the suspenders and NASCAR shirt laments that his old...
  • Commission Suggests Changing Tax Breaks (President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform)

    10/12/2005 11:01:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 336+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/12/05 | Mary Dalrymple - ap
    WASHINGTON - A presidential panel says tax breaks that promote homeownership and encourage businesses to give workers health insurance should be changed to help more middle income families. "Clearly, under present law, the higher income folks benefit the most from those two aspects of the tax code," former Sen. Connie Mack, chairman of the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform, said Tuesday. Decisions on specific changes to recommend could be made next week as the nine-member panel wraps up its work, Mack said. The commission plans to issue a final report on Nov. 1. At the White House, presidential...
  • ECP 1 crew: changing the way they do business

    09/02/2005 4:33:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 315+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 2, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    FALLUJAH, Iraq(Sept. 2, 2005) -- It’s hailed as the greatest thing since sliced bread, or at least, the Iraqi-Arabic equivalent thereof. After weeks of hard labor, that's what Marines like Lance Cpl. Richard Spillers say how the people of Fallujah and their city council representatives see the newly reconstructed Entry Control Points-One and One A. Since mid-July, this 20-year-old Fayetteville, N.C. native has toiled alongside fellow troops with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, and supporting elements, under Iraq's blazing summer temperatures to move concrete road dividers, erect wooden personnel search huts, and stretch hundreds of yards of protective wiring. Now,...
  • Yes, Let's Have Constitutionalist Judges, Not Ideologues - (losers pretending to be winners)

    07/11/2005 7:33:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 439+ views
    DAVID LIMBAUGH.COM ^ | JULY 11, 2005 | DAVID LIMBAUGH
    I have often wondered whether liberal politicians and journalists, most of whom surely believe they are more sophisticated and enlightened than their conservative counterparts, truly don't understand the concept behind the intricate balance of powers the Framers incorporated into the Constitution or simply don't care. Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne Jr. asked in a recent column, "Should a temporary majority of 50.7 percent have control over the entire United States government? Should 49.3 percent of Americans have no influence over the nation's trajectory for the next generation? We are deciding whether one ideological orientation will hold sway over all...
  • Fear of Spyware Changing Online Habits (PEW "Research" Poll)

    07/07/2005 9:45:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,070+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/7/05 | Anick Jesdanun - AP
    NEW YORK - Internet users worried about spyware and adware are shunning specific Web sites, avoiding file-sharing networks, even switching browsers. Many have also stopped opening e-mail attachments without first making sure they are safe, the Pew Internet and American Life Project said in a study issued Wednesday. "People are scaling back on some Internet activities," said Susannah Fox, the study's main author. "People are feeling less adventurous, less free to do whatever they want to do online." Like no other Internet threat before it, spyware is getting people's attention, she said. "It maybe will bring more awareness of all...
  • Stop Making Sense - (Taranto on Al Gore's new interpretation of Founders' original intent)

    04/29/2005 5:25:38 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 755+ views
    OPINION JOURNAL.COM ^ | APRIL 29, 2005 | JAMES TARANTO
    Stop Making Sense Earlier this week, a once-prominent American politician weighed in on the questions of judicial appointees, the filibuster and religion in politics, and he made a lot of sense. Here's what he said: We began as a nation with a clear formulation of the basic relationship between God, our rights as individuals, the government we created to secure those rights, and the prerequisites for any power exercised by our government. "We hold these truths to be self-evident," our founders declared. "That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights. ....
  • The Pope, the President, and the Changing Catholic Voter - (Catholics strong for G.W.Bush)

    04/18/2005 8:54:52 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 703+ views
    CATO.ORG ^ | APRIL 15, 2005 | PATRICK BASHAM
    George W. Bush was the first sitting president to attend a papal funeral. Such symbolism speaks volumes about the evolution in Catholic America's voting habits during the past quarter-century and about Pope John Paul II's role in that conversion. Catholic voters were historically one of the most reliable Democratic voting blocs. However, Pope John Paul II played a significant role in converting many conservative Catholics into reliable Republican voters. This sea change demonstrated that the contemporary Catholic vote is now the most important swing vote in American politics. Catholics are the bellwether voters: as go Catholics, so goes the nation....
  • Democrats change strategy; tactic just looked stubborn

    04/17/2005 7:17:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 847+ views
    CONTRA COSTA TIMES.COM ^ | APRIL 17, 2005 | GLEN JOHNSON - AP
    WASHINGTON - House Democrats have decided to quit emphasizing that they will not negotiate changes to Social Security until President Bush drops his idea for private accounts. The switch in strategy comes after Democrats learned from focus groups that people frown on the lawmakers for being obstinate. "People feel like it doesn't show a good-faith effort," said a top House aide, who like several others spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the internal data. "It makes us seem like we're 'typical politicians."' The shift in tactics comes with Democrats and Republicans unsure what will happen...
  • Study says immigration patterns changing with new border security

    03/31/2005 7:38:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 761+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/31/05 | Laura Wides - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Undocumented immigrants from Mexico are staying longer and are more likely to bring their families to the United States as a result of stepped border security, experts said at a conference on immigration and homeland security Thursday. "They are staying in the U.S. longer because we've succeeded in making it too costly and dangerous to cross back," Wayne Cornelius, director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego, told the audience of federal and local officials, immigration attorneys and community activists. The conference, hosted by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute,...
  • Damn Those Lebanese People! - (great JB Williams satire!)

    03/01/2005 8:09:27 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,056+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MARCH 2, 2005 | JB WILLIAMS
    In honor of the clumsy half-witted spineless mindset of Senator’s Kerry, Kennedy and Boxer, everyone calm down a dog-gone minute! Let’s not overemphasize what’s happening in Lebanon as we speak! I can just envision these socialist gutless windbags scrambling for an emergency DNC strategy session as I write… First the people of Afghanistan, then the people of Iraq and now the people of Lebanon, all throwing off the shackles of tyranny and fear as they take to the streets by the thousand, ousting tyrannical regime after tyrannical regime across the Middle East, demanding freedom and liberty….Good Lord, you’d think they...
  • CA: Angelides, others start national fight against changing pensions

    02/03/2005 9:16:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 240+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/3/05 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to privatize California's public pension systems is a major attack on the nation's corporate reform movement, Treasurer Phil Angelides and officials of five states said as they announced a national campaign to fight the move. Instead of putting the state's pension plans on sound financial footing, Schwarzenegger's plan "is part of a concerted effort to break apart the powerful voices of public pension funds that have stood up for ordinary investors in corporate boardrooms," Angelides said Wednesday. Angelides a board member of two California retirement funds that manage a combined $300 billion. The...
  • Generation Limbaugh--Saving the Country, One Listener At A Time

    12/19/2004 2:49:05 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 22 replies · 1,179+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | DECEMBER 20, 2004 | HANS ZEIGER
    When I was younger, I dreamed of someday being a radio talk show host. I distinctly recall the evening in 1993 when, at the age of 8, I turned on the Kirby Wilbur show on Seattle’s “Hot Talk” 570 KVI. Talk radio thereafter became a sort of second classroom for me, a weighty counterbalance to the moral neutrality and civic illiteracy of my public school. I count among my teachers Mr. Wilbur, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Medved, John Carlson, Michael Reagan, Floyd Brown, and others who came over the airwaves at various times during those formative years. Rush calls his program...
  • 9/10 vs. 9/12 on 11/2

    10/26/2004 7:56:44 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 368+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | October 26, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "I can wage a better war on terror than George Bush has." So speaks Senator Kerry in the U.S. presidential campaign's final days, again reminding voters that the key issue in this race remains as it was a year earlier - deciding which candidate will better protect Americans from terrorism.As with so many topics, the basic difference between Kerry and President Bush is one of character, with the challenger repeatedly changing his mind and the president sticking with one position.On occasion, Mr. Kerry adopts Bush-like terminology. For example, in September 2004 he talked about the war on terror being "as...
  • KERRY vs. SENIOR CITIZENS

    10/23/2004 10:40:30 AM PDT · by forest · 449+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #322 ^ | 10-24-04 | Doug Fiedor
    We're getting close to Election Day 2004 and the Kerry campaign is feeling the stress. Even with 90% of the media acting like an arm of the Kerry campaign, Kerry is still losing. Of course, Kerry's neighbor (at one of his mansions), a fellow named George Soros, got himself into the act by contributing about $18-million to the socialist committees of darkness in the background. The dark side thought they could use the money to defeat Bush this year by being extremely negative. Silly Soros, all he did was make a few political pikers rich. Oh, and it went far...
  • County's whites to lose their majority (San Diego)

    05/20/2004 9:51:22 AM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 28 replies · 445+ views
    Union-Tribune Publishing Co. ^ | May 20, 2004 | Lori Weisberg
    Within the next two years, San Diego County's white population will officially become a minority, as increasing numbers of Latinos and Asians transform the region into one in which there is no majority racial or ethnic group. New projections released yesterday by state demographers revealed that the changeover from majority to minority status for non-Hispanic whites by 2006 is happening 12 years earlier than had originally been predicted. Six years ago, when the state last compiled population projections, whites were not expected to become a minority in San Diego County until 2018. They now make up a little more than...
  • FOUR MORE YEARS ?? - Part 2

    03/01/2004 7:12:18 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 35 replies · 148+ views
    03/01/04 | vanity
    Yesterday,I wrote a brief piece suggesting President Bush was going to lose his bid for re-election. There were at least 100 responses: most of which were printable-although there were spittle marks on the text of a few.There were even a few thoughtful responses. I don't think it's gotten across: This is going to be one very,very rough election ! I'll give you a "for-instance" : In Ohio-long considered a Republican stronghold-the polls are running just about 50-50 between President Bush and Cash-In Kerry ! Offhand, I'd say it's about time to set aside such diversions as Janet's Jugs,Kerry's Interns (a...
  • Freewheeling 'bloggers' are rewriting rules of journalism

    12/30/2003 6:01:39 AM PST · by GOPBlonde · 11 replies · 296+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | 12/29/03 | Kathy Kiely
    <p>They used to be known as the boys on the bus: the big-name columnists, network TV producers and reporters for large-circulation newspapers who had the power to make or break a presidential candidate's reputation. Now they've got competition. In the 2004 election, the boys (and girls) on the bus have been joined by a new class of political arbiters: the geeks on their laptops. They call themselves bloggers. Their mission: to remake political journalism and, quite possibly, democracy itself. The plan: to run an end around big media by becoming publishers on the Internet.</p>
  • 'Brown Haze' Is Blanketing Asia And Changing Weather, Warn Scientists

    08/11/2002 4:04:51 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 343+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 8-12-2002 | Charles Arthur
    'Brown haze' is blanketing Asia and changing weather, warn scientists By Charles Arthur Technology Editor 12 August 2002 A two-mile-high "brown haze" of human-generated soot and greenhouse gases is blanketing Asia, damaging health and altering rainfall patterns, scientists will warn today. But the effects are being felt around the world, because the particles in the haze can travel halfway around the globe in a week, reinforcing the patterns elsewhere. The findings come on the eve of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, which opens in Johannesburg on 24 August. But it is unlikely to be debated at the conference table....