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  • Ahmed Mohamed’s School Discipline Problems Started Long Before His ‘Clock’

    09/29/2015 12:52:39 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    The Dallas Morning News described Mohamed as having “racked up weeks of suspension” and pranking the “classroom projector.” His former Sam Houston Middle School 7th grade Texas History teacher, Ralph Kubiak, admitted that Mohamed’s First Amendment appeal when trying to wiggle out of trouble, although clever, backfired. The principal doled out Saturday detention. Retired, Kubiak admits a fondness for Mohamed yet dubbed him a “weird little kid” who could either wind up the CEO of a company or “head of a gang.” Kubiak recalls a chatty budding clockmeister. “He just went on and on.” Mohamed learned English as a second...
  • Judge Napolitano: Potential fraud if kid’s clock was ‘purposeful hoax’; electronics experts weigh in

    09/27/2015 6:11:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | Sep 2015 | Tom Tillison
    The family of 14-year-old Muslim student Ahmed Mohamed is planning to take legal action against the school for calling police after a teacher discovered a “homemade clock” that looked eerily similar to an explosive device, while questions continue to be raised about whether the incident was a “purposeful hoax.” Amid comments from electronics experts who say it appears that Mohamed simply took apart a 1970s era alarm clock and reassembled it in a pencil box, Judge Andrew Napolitano said the family may face charges if the incident is proven to be a publicity stunt.“If this was part of a purposeful...
  • Obama’s ‘Cool Clock’ Muslim Boy Claims Racism to Foreign Audience at UN

    09/27/2015 2:44:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/26/15 | Neil Munro
    The Muslim American boy championed by President Barack Obama is using his new worldwide fame to accuse Texans of racism and anti-Muslim discrimination. “My dream is to raise consciousness against racism and discrimination,” he said at a New York press event with Turkey’s Islamist Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, according to an article in the Turkish newspaper, “Davutoğlu, who is New York for the 70th United Nations General Assembly, has met with 14-year-old student Ahmed Mohamed, who was detained at school by the police in Texas when a teacher thought a clock he had made was a bomb,” the newsite...
  • The Ahmad Hoax Is Not Going to Hold, and The Media Will Be Massively Discredited

    09/25/2015 6:05:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | September 24, 2015 | Ace
    I suppose that headline is a bit optimistic -- the media is very good about suppressing stories that expose them as frauds; see the Gosnell coverage. But we're coming to a point where the media's continue refusal to acknowledge the obvious is going to become very embarrassing to them. IBD states the obvious. (I can't quote it because it's short, but it dispels so much of the previous myth-making here; do read it.) Suggesting, to me, that we're about to hit the moment of Peak Media Embarrassment is the fact that the tech community is now openly referring to this...

    09/25/2015 6:14:59 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 65 replies
    is it me, or did anyone listening to the Pope speak, expect him to say "It's a-me, Mario!"? ****** "Pope Francis was named Time magazine's person of the year, and today he performed his first miracle – he got people to buy Time magazine." –Conan O'Brien******"Pope Francis revealed that he used to work as a nightclub bouncer. In the same interview he announced that on Tuesday night ladies get into heaven for free." ––Conan O'Brien******"According to new statistics, Pope Francis is the most talked about person on the Internet. And not only that, he has the most viewed profile...
  • Ahmed’s Sister Admits School Suspension for Alleged Bomb Threat 3 Years Earlier

    09/24/2015 6:14:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/23/15 | Neil Munro
    The sister of the boy who brought a suspected hoax-bomb to his Texas high school said she was suspended from a school in a prior bomb scare. Her suspension occurred in 2009 while she was attending middle school in the same district. Lesley Weaver, a spokeswoman for the district, said school officials can’t release any information about the 18-year-old sister’s episode because the Sudanese parents won’t sign the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, The school has already sent the form to the immigrant Sudanese parents, but they won’t sign it, she said. The sister is named Eyman Mohamed. “I...
  • Obama Blamed For Death Threats Against Police, Teachers in Muslim Student Clock Case

    09/22/2015 3:54:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/22/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Mayor Beth Van Duyne of Irving, Texas is blaming death threats received by Irving’s police chief, police officers, teachers and school administrators on President Barack Obama for his hasty support before the facts were known. Fourteen-year-old high school freshman Ahmed Mohamed was briefly arrested after bringing a suspicious ‘briefcase clock’ to school last week.Mohamed’s claim to have made the clock himself has been exposed by experts as a hoax. The experts state Mohamed took a manufactured digital alarm clock (a 1986 Radio Shack Micronta brand clock-radio) out of its housing and placed it in a pencil box that made it...
  • Ahmed Mohamed: Texas Boy's Family Hires Legal Counsel to Get Clock Back

    09/23/2015 2:00:03 PM PDT · by notfornothing · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/23/15 | Elizabeth Chuck
    The family of the 14-year-old Muslim boy who was led out of school in handcuffs has hired attorneys to get back the homemade clock that administrators mistook for a bomb. Ahmed Mohamed was suspended after showing his clock to a teacher at his Irving, Texas, high school last week. His case sparked an outcry on social media and attracted the attention of President Obama and a number of tech companies who invited Ahmed to visit. His family said in a statement Wednesday that it had pulled Ahmed and his two siblings out of the Irving school district "because of religious...
  • 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed’s family planning trips to U.N. and Saudi Arabia

    09/22/2015 4:52:06 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/22/15 | Valerie Strauss
    Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old pulled out of a Texas school in handcuffs after a digital clock he built was mistaken for a bomb, withdrew from MacArthur High in Irving, Texas — or, rather, his father withdrew for him while he was in California visiting Google, according to a Texas newspaper. The family is headed to the United Nations and then, possibly, Saudi Arabia.
  • Irving Mayor: Ahmed Mohamed’s Family Blocking Release of Records

    09/22/2015 6:04:23 PM PDT · by notfornothing · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/22/15 | Kyle Shideler
    Last night, Irving Texas Mayor Beth Van Duyne revealed that the family of Ahmed Mohammed has repeatedly refused to meet with city officials, refused to released records exonerating police conduct, and that President Obama had tweeted about the case even before pictures of the so-called “clock” were publicly available. Appearing on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze TV, Van Duyne noted how reporting on the interaction between Mohammed and police had been remarkably one-sided, in part because the Mohammed family refused to release records noting: “As a juvenile, they can not release those records. The school district, a number of times, has...
  • Clockmed Heads to UN

    09/22/2015 4:27:50 PM PDT · by wtd · 48 replies
    Pamela Geller Atlas Shrugs ^ | September 22, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Clockmed Heads to UNAhmed the clockmeister is going to the UN. The Pope, President, Obama, 97 world leaders and Clockmed. You just know this is Obama’s skulduggery. I imagine every Muslim school student is dreaming up ways to scam the system in a similar fashion. Unbelievable. This makes ‘1984’ look like a children’s story. The 14-year old all-American schoolboy clockmaker who didn’t make a clock at all and is the son of a belligerent Muslim activist and perennial Sudanese presidential candidate whose brother runs a trucking company amusingly called Twin Towers Transportation (Mark Steyn) The invented nothing. He took...
  • Police, Teachers Get DEATH THREATS After Muslim Student Is Arrested for Suspicious Suitcase Clock

    09/22/2015 2:26:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/22/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Mayor Beth Van Duyne of Irving, Texas is blaming death threats received by Irving’s police chief, police officers, teachers and school administrators on President Barack Obama for his hasty support before the facts were known. Fourteen-year-old high school freshman Ahmed Mohamed was briefly arrested after bringing a suspicious ‘briefcase clock’ to school last week. Mohamed’s claim to have made the clock himself has been exposed by experts as a hoax. The experts state Mohamed took a manufactured digital alarm clock (a 1986 Radio Shack Micronta brand clock-radio) out of its housing and placed it in a pencil box that made...
  • 14-year-old clockmaker Ahmed Mohamed, arrested for 'hoax bomb', receives 3D printer from Microsoft

    09/21/2015 5:06:42 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 87 replies ^ | 09/21/2015 | Benedict
    14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, who made headlines last week after he was arrested for bringing a homemade clock into school, has already received praise from a number of familiar names such as Barack Obama and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Now, to Mohamed’s further delight, tech giants Microsoft have pledged their allegiance to the whizz-kid in generous fashion. The multinational technology firm expressed their support for Ahmed, not through kind words, but by sending the young engineer a huge hamper of tech goodies, including a Cube 3D printer.
  • Guy on YouTube makes pretty convincing case that Ahmed’s ‘clock invention’ is a fraud

    09/21/2015 11:30:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 70 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/21/15 | Dan Calabrese
    You know . . . the one that looks like a suitcase bomb? I want to remind you of a story that emerged in the aftermath of 9/11, because it demonstrates something about how people process information they’re given. When the first of the Twin Towers collapsed, or so the story went, there was a man standing on the roof. As the building went down, the man “surfed the building to the ground” and walked away. This circulated for a couple of days and was widely accepted as true. But of course, it wasn’t true. No one can “surf” a...
  • Here's the thing with the clock kid supporters...they are kind of narcissists.

    09/21/2015 11:11:22 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-21-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Even a broken clock like Bill Maher (pun intended) can be right twice a day...Maher points out that people thought Ahmed Mohamed's clock was mistaken for a bomb because it looks like a bomb. Of course he's right. When I was in high school there was an incident with a "bomb" in the boys locker room. Someone was rumored to have made an explosive device using a tennis ball with matches and some other stuff (I don't remember what) packed into it. That was before 9-11. With materials way more innocuous than what Ahmed had on him. I know liberals...
  • Bill Maher Does Not Stand With Ahmed Mohamed: Young Muslims ‘Blow S--- Up’ (contains profanity)

    09/19/2015 7:41:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 78 replies
    Uproxx ^ | September 19, 2015 | Kimberly Ricci
    On Wednesday, the Internet rallied support for a bright 14-year-old boy, Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school. Ahmed was proud of his invention, but school officials and police in Irvine, Texas, did not feel the same way. Ahmed found support from big leaguers like President Obama, who tweeted his well wishes, and the original clockmaster himself, Flavor Flav, who told the world to “STOP clock blocking.” Everyone loves Ahmed except for Bristol Palin and — you guessed it — Bill Maher. On Friday evening’s episode of Real Time With Bill Maher, the host assured...
  • Video: The infamous Irving Texas clock--challenging the story's foundation

    09/20/2015 3:44:53 PM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 18, 2015
    The original story was about a controversial package in a school setting, but it was quickly claimed to be a homemade clock. If so, the clock itself (not the presentation) might be cool as the White House said. If not, the world may be propping up a plagiarist who flaunted the piece of crap in an intentionally controversial way (suppositions). This video challenges that the clock was homemade by showing a nearly identical package being prepared in about twenty seconds (screws and simple fasteners were excluded for brevity here).
  • What’s Your Nerd Skill?

    09/20/2015 7:03:49 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-20-2015 | MOTUS
    It’s been a banner week for nerds:A “science” nerd purchased a deconstructed alarm clock on EBay and brought it to school for show-and-tell and couldn’t figure out why everyone freaked out.Ahmed and his Midnight VisitorEven Bill Maher came down on the side of the school saying “People at the school thought it might be a bomb … because it looks exactly like a f*cking bomb,” thus proving definitively that even a broken clock is right twice a day.Political nerds got into a macho “fist fight” at the GOP  Mackinac Conference. (H/T to journ0list nerds covering the story: it’s “Mack-in-Naw” not “Mack-in-Nack”...
  • Police to review handling of Texas student handcuffed over clock

    09/19/2015 5:49:10 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/18/2015 | Reuters
    Texas police will review decisions made when a Muslim teenager was taken away in handcuffs after high school staff mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, the Irving police chief said on Friday. "One thing is clear to me, regardless of what we did, no matter what decision was made, there would've been people who agreed with it and people who disagreed with it," police Chief Larry Boyd told CNN. The bespectacled ninth grader in a NASA T-shirt was led away in handcuffs from MacArthur High School on Monday after school officials discovered the clock. By Wednesday, the Dallas-area student...
  • The rules have changed. (vanity)

    09/18/2015 6:23:07 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    Old rule: See something, say something. New rule: See something, consider the political correctness of the situation in its entirety, consult with local cultural groups, consult with your lawyer. And if everybody checks off on it, then say something.
  • Family: Ahmed Mohamed, clock-making teen, transferring to another school

    09/18/2015 9:55:26 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/18/2015 | Ashley Fantz and AnneClaire Stapleton
    ~SNIP~ In middle school, Ahmed said, he had been called "bombmaker" and a "terrorist." "Just because of my race and my religion," he said, adding that when he walked into the room where he was questioned, an officer reclined in a chair and remarked, "That's who I thought it was." "I took it to mean he was pointing at me for what I am, my race," the freshman explained. Ahmed is not going back to MacArthur -- he's transferring to another school, his father Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed said. The family has not yet picked a new school for Ahmed, he...
  • Father of Muslim bomb hoax clockster was Qur’an’s defense attorney against Terry Jones in mock trial

    09/18/2015 1:54:44 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 72 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | September 17, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Father of Muslim bomb hoax clockster was Qur’an’s defense attorney against Terry Jones in mock trial ByPAMELA GELLER on September 17, 2015. When I first posted this story, I said it smelled fishy. Now it positively stinks. Does this look like a clock to you? And now the plot thickens. In what has become one of the most egregious of the faked hate narratives, the bomb hoax clockster has a family with a history of supremacist stunts. “One of the earliest instances of the standout citizen making national news was in 2011, when he sensationally stood up to an anti-Islamic...
  • Father of Muslim teen arrested for clock previously battled Fla. Koran burner, has run for

    09/17/2015 9:13:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/17/15 | Nina Golgowski
    The apple doesn´t fall far from the tree. The father of the Muslim teenager, who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, is a Sudanese immigrant who went from selling New York City hot dogs to twice running for president in his native country. Mohamed ElHassan, who stood beside his son Ahmed Mohamed Wednesday and expressed how "proud" he is of him, grew up in an African village before moving to the U.S. to achieve the American dream, the North Dallas Gazette reported. "Once I realized my dream was bigger than what Sudan had to offer I immigrated...
  • Texas: Muslim teen blames his “BOMB HOAX” on “islamophobia,” Obama invites him to White House

    09/16/2015 5:45:59 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 173 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    A Muslim teen bought a strange ticking device to his high school that set off alarms and fear. The student was detained for having what resembled a bomb. Officers said the clock and wires inside his Vaultz pencil case looked like a hoax bomb to them. When questioned about the device was, the student, Ahmed Mohamed, wouldn’t answer. Now terror-tied Islamic groups like Hamas-CAIR, their media lapdogs and even President Obama are waging jihad against the school. This whole thing smells like a set-up. With ISIS in America, and young moderate Muslims are fleeing to Syria to join the terror...
  • 473 Days until Obama leaves office. We need an FR countdown clock.

    07/23/2015 8:37:27 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 28 replies
    473 days until liberty begins to be restored!
  • The most accurate clock ever made

    05/05/2015 7:10:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Cosmos Magazine ^ | May 4, 2015 | Cathal O'Connell
    Scientists have succeeded in making a clock so precise it could tick for 15 billion years – longer than the age of the Universe – without gaining or losing a second. The new research, described in Nature Communications in April, sets a world record for timekeeping and is a three-fold improvement over the previous record, set by the same clock in Boulder, Colorado, last year. On a practical level, the optical lattice atomic clock Jun Ye and his colleagues at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology are developing could replace the caesium atomic clocks used in GPS systems,...
  • The world's most accurate clock: Scientists create way of measuring time [truncated]

    02/10/2015 5:53:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 9, 2015 | Richard Gray
    A clock that is so accurate it will lose just one second in 16 billion years has been created by scientists. The device, made using super-cooled atoms held within a lattice of laser beams, is around 1,000 times more precise than the atomic clocks currently used to define time. Researchers say clocks with this level of accuracy could open up new areas of science by allowing tiny changes fluctuations in the strength of gravity to be measured.
  • The clock that won't lose a second in five BILLION years - and is so sensitive it shows how gravity

    11/04/2014 6:01:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 63 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 4, 2014 | Mark Prigg
    A new record-breaking atomic clock is so precise it neither loses nor gains a second in five billion years - longer than the age of the Earth. The 'strontium lattice clock' is 50% more accurate than the previous record holder, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) quantum logic clock. Researchers say the clock is so accurate, it can even reveal the effect gravity has on time.
  • Rep. Renee Ellmers' full comments regarding the 'war on women' narrative

    07/17/2014 3:15:20 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    On Sunday, I wrote an article about the GOP's poor messaging on the “war on women” narrative. I posted some comments from Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., who said GOP men need to bring their messages “down to a woman's level.” Ellmers called me a “liberal woman reporter” and said I had taken her quote “completely out of context.” Below are her full comments from the event Friday, along with the audio of her segment. I have bolded the comments I used in my original post. "And we are, I will tell you that definitely at chairing the Republican Women’s Policy...
  • New Super-Accurate Atomic Clock Tells Time Like No Other

    04/03/2014 6:09:54 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 67 replies
    NBC News ^ | 03 April 2014 | James Eng
    "It has an accuracy that's equivalent to about one second in 300 million years." - "If we've learned anything in the last 60 years of building atomic clocks, we've learned that every time we build a better clock, somebody comes up with a use for it that you couldn't have foreseen."
  • Doomsday Clock Set at 5 'Til Midnight (everyone can relax)

    01/16/2014 11:27:07 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 26 replies
    Live science ^ | January 14, 2014 | Stephanie Pappas
    The iconic Doomsday Clock remains poised at five minutes until midnight, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced today (Jan. 14). The clock is no doomsday device — rather, it's a visual metaphor for the danger of a "civilization-threatening technological catastrophe." Every year, the board analyzes international threats, particularly nuclear arsenals and climate change, and decides where the minute hand on the Doomsday Clock should rest. The closer it is to midnight, the closer the world is to doom. "As always, new technologies hold the promise of doing great good, supplying new sources of clean...
  • Does anybody really know what time it is? A meditation on the mystery of time.

    01/02/2014 3:28:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1/1/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I began our New Years Eve Late Night Mass (Which begins at 11:15 PM) with the observation that we begin this Mass in one year, and end in another. New Years Eve features the mysterious passage from one year to another. In a way I suppose it is no more mysterious than the passage from Tuesday to Wednesday or from 10:00 AM to 10:01 AM.In one sense, nothing could be simpler than time. What time is it? It is 1:15. Simple! But time has mysteries about it.What is time? Some say it is merely a measure of change. But that...
  • (Cliff maker) Pelosi warns ‘clock is ticking,’ threatens House vote on tax rates

    12/02/2012 2:26:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/12 | Molly K. Hooper
    Pelosi warns ‘clock is ticking,’ threatens House vote on tax ratesBy Molly K. Hooper - 12/02/12 12:37 PM ET House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) on Sunday repeated threats to file a “discharge petition” and force a House vote to extend current tax rates for households making under $250,000 a year. The Senate has already approved extending those rates, but the House GOP objects to the measure, instead calling for all of the expiring Bush-era tax rates to be extended across-the-board. In order to bypass the House majority party's right to schedule floor votes, the California Democrat would need to...
  • Proposed 4-dimensional crystal clock to keep perfect time even after the heat death of the universe

    09/25/2012 12:21:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    io9 ^ | 9/25/12 | George Dvorsky
    Scientists say that a perpetual motion machine is physically impossible, but a research team at the University of California Berkeley has just outlined an idea that comes pretty damn close. By proposing a 4D "space-time crystal," the engineers have designed a device that would operate at its lowest quantum energy state and exhibit a clock-like persistence that would theoretically exist even after the universe is exhausted of all its energy, the so-called heat death. Normally, crystals are comprised of atoms that are arranged in an orderly, repeating three-dimensional pattern. Earlier this year, however, MIT's Nobel-prize winning physicist Frank Wilcze outlined...
  • FR, ahead of its time again!

    07/21/2012 9:26:45 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 40 replies
    7/21/12 | HiTech RedNeck
    Well the system was brought back from its flirtation with oblivion a few days ago, but it appears the system time stamp is about a couple hours out of whack now. I'd seen it 15 minutes ahead; this is a new achievement being almost 2 hours in the future.
  • Watch The Internet 24 Hour Clock Being Built!...Waste Time Watching!

    05/03/2012 3:46:37 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 42 replies
    Internet ^ | 5/3/2012 | Me
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  • ‘Doomsday Clock’ moved one minute closer to ‘midnight’

    01/10/2012 1:55:41 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 37 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 10, 2012 | Doyle Rice
    Citing ongoing threats from nuclear proliferation, climate change and the need to find sustainable and safe sources of energy, scientists moved the symbolic “Doomsday Clock” one minute closer to midnight on Tuesday. The clock was moved from six minutes till midnight to five minutes to midnight. The clock is symbolic and has been maintained by the University of Chicago-based Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1947. The closer to a setting of midnight it gets, the closer it is estimated that a global disaster will occur. “It is five minutes to midnight,” the scientists said Tuesday. “Two years ago, it...
  • Pentagon-backed 'time cloak' stops the clock (briefly makes an event undetectable)

    01/04/2012 1:36:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/4/12 | AFP
    Pentagon-supported physicists on Wednesday said they had devised a "time cloak" that briefly makes an event undetectable. The laboratory device manipulates the flow of light in such a way that for the merest fraction of a second an event cannot be seen, according to a paper published in the science journal Nature. It adds to experimental work in creating next-generation camouflage -- a so-called invisibility cloak in which specific colours cannot be perceived by the human eye. "Our results represent a significant step towards obtaining a complete spatio-temporal cloaking device," says the study, headed by Moti Fridman of Cornell University...
  • Will “Mecca Time” replace Greenwich Mean Time?

    11/11/2011 6:51:39 PM PST · by americanophile · 64 replies
    Beliefnet ^ | 11/11/11 | Rob Kerby, Senior Editor
    The new tower on the skyline in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, looks incredibly like London’s Big Ben — and there’s a good reason. A number of Muslims are calling for Greenwich Mean Time — the standard by which the world sets its clocks — be replaced by official Mecca time. “This summer, the world’s largest clock began its first official duty: marking time during Ramadan in Mecca—Islam’s holiest city,” reports Salman Hameed writing for Religion Dispatches. ”This colossal clock bears a striking resemblance to Big Ben, and the tower that hosts it is six times taller than the British landmark, making...
  • Drug War Clock

    09/19/2011 7:30:21 AM PDT · by eastforker · 57 replies ^ | 9/19/2011 | various
    The U.S. federal government spent over $15 billion dollars in 2010 on the War on Drugs, at a rate of about $500 per second. Source: Office of National Drug Control Policy State and local governments spent at least another 25 billion dollars. Source: Jeffrey A. Miron & Kathrine Waldock: "The Budgetary Impact of Drug Prohibition," 2010. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- People Arrested for Drug Law Offenses this Year Arrests for drug law violations this year are expected to exceed the 1,663,582 arrests of 2009. Law enforcement made more arrests for drug abuse violations (an estimated 1.6 million arrests, or 13.0 percent of the...
  • ‘Obama Clock’ climbs iPhone reference app chart

    08/31/2011 3:12:14 PM PDT · by Wallaby · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/31/2011 | Neil Munro
    An “Obama Clock” app is jockeying for position with National Geographic’s World Atlas atop the iTunes app store’s reference best-seller list, partly because conservatives are eager to monitor President Barack Obama’s skidding approval numbers and shrinking calendar, says the app’s designer. Read more:
  • Clock on SD's Brown County Courthouse broken

    02/24/2011 8:51:31 AM PST · by mrreaganaut · 8 replies
    Capital Journal ^ | Feb 24, 9:10 AM EST | AP
    ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) -- The best-known timepiece in South Dakota's Brown County is frozen in time, and it has nothing to do with the cold weather.
  • National debt clock...

    12/28/2010 3:56:19 PM PST · by djf · 12 replies · 3+ views
    We are less than one day away from the national debt crossing 14T Of course, this is the debt that they admit to, not the unfunded liablities portions... The Gross National Debt
  • Algore's Ten Year Doomsday Clock Has Only Five Years Left To Go!

    02/02/2011 9:44:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 2/02/11 | The Maha
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: To Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, this is Mark. I'm glad you called, sir. Hello. CALLER: Mega dittos from ice-bound southeastern Pennsylvania. RUSH: Well, thank you, sir, very much. CALLER: Rush, I wanted to remind your audience that we just passed a very important anniversary. Your website has an Algore doomsday clock that's been counting down a prediction of his that we had ten years left to save the planet from a scorching, and last week we reached the halfway point on that countdown. RUSH: That is exactly right. I was afraid you were gonna tell me we've gone...
  • hey they fixed the clock!

    12/31/2010 4:49:49 PM PST · by isom35 · 24 replies
    cool to see the clock has been fixed.
  • What's with the date on FR?

    09/11/2010 5:36:14 PM PDT · by arkady_renko · 38 replies
    Total Vanity
    OK. Clock on my laptop switched to Sept 12 a while ago, and I notice the posts on FR are showing up as Sept 12. Somebody stealing Sept 11?I did take a nap - did I sleep through a day? Oh no...
  • Obama's Lie Clock

    08/22/2010 5:46:25 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-22-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    If you haven't I like getting really good jokes from people, and will share them every chance I get, here's another good one. A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him. He asked, 'What are all those clocks?' St. Peter answered, 'Those are Lie-Clocks.Everyone on Earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie the hands on your clock will move.' 'Oh,' said the man, 'whose clock is that?' 'That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that she...
  • Hey Mods, FR's clock is fast

    08/20/2010 11:52:39 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 112 replies
    That is all Thank you
  • Saudis Hope Giant Clock Will Set 'Mecca Time' (It's Mecca Time)

    08/10/2010 1:42:47 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 100 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/10/2010 | Yahoo News
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