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  • BREAKING: House Considering Last-Minute, Regulation-Repealing Changes to AHCA?

    03/22/2017 6:10:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies ^ | March 22, 2017 | Guy Benson
    It's floor vote eve, and many creatures are stirring in the House. In a potentially dramatic eleventh-hour gambit, Republicans are considering pushing further than they initially thought possible to repeal additional Obamacare regulations within the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Remember, part of the reason that the current bill does not attempt to tackle certain issues is that under "reconciliation," all provisions must be germane to the budget. That's why buying insurance across state lines and tort reform aren't included, for example. For this same reason, unraveling some of Obamacare's "essential health benefit" regulatory mandates was seen as beyond...
  • Salton Sea Quake Cluster Increased Probability of Major Quake on San Andreas Fault

    The probability of a magnitude-7 earthquake in Southern California briefly increased as much as 50-fold earlier this week, but has since been dropping back to normal, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and other quake experts. What changed things was a cluster of small quakes that began Monday near the southern end of the San Andreas fault. Seismologists believe that quake activity on one fault can lead to increased stresses on another, said Rob Graves, research seismologist based in the Pasadena USGS office. The cluster was epicentered beneath the Salton Sea, near Bombay Beach, within a handful of miles of...
  • Just how massive is the Phoenix Cluster's black hole?

    08/22/2016 6:48:37 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 25 replies ^ | 8/22/16
  • 'Bizarre' Cluster of Severe Birth Defects Haunts Health Experts

    02/17/2014 10:44:02 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2-17-14 | Jonel Aleccia
    A mysterious cluster of severe birth defects in rural Washington state is confounding health experts, who say they can find no cause, even as reports of new cases continue to climb. Federal and state officials won’t say how many women in a three-county area near Yakima, Wash., have had babies with anencephaly, a heart-breaking condition in which they’re born missing parts of the brain or skull. And they admit they haven't interviewed any of the women in question, or told the mothers there's a potentially widespread problem. But as of January 2013, officials with the Washington state health department and...
  • Kerry tells Capitol Hill that Obama’s Syria policies have failed

    02/03/2014 1:09:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Josh Rogin gets this bombshell from two of the Senators in the closed-door meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry, who briefed them and thirteen other members of Congress on progress in Syria. In short, it doesn’t exist. The chemical-weapons inspection regime set up by Russia to protect Bashar al-Assad is nothing short of a joke, and the peace talks are going exactly where everyone else knew they would … nowhere. Kerry told his former colleagues that he has lost faith in Obama’s policies, and now the US must intervene to stop Syria from being taken over by radical Sunni...
  • 'Fairy Tale' Continues as Obama Proposes Extralegal Obamacare Fix

    11/14/2013 10:36:04 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/14/2013 | Daniel Halper
    Earlier this week, former President Bill Clinton advised President Obama to "honor the commitment" he made and to allow Americans to keep their health care plans, if they like them. That was a central promise Obama made when he sold Obamacare, but one that turned out not to be true when Obamacare began to be implemented last month. "So I personally believe, even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got," Clinton in an interview released Tuesday. Now President Obama...
  • How Badly Will ObamaCare Screw You? Answers Here!

    10/24/2013 7:59:22 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 31 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 10/24/13 | Karl Denninger
    Well well lookie what the cat dragged in. That's a link to the unsubsidized data dump -- all 78,437 records -- for each county and State under the Obamacare exchange program. I can verify that for at least my state and county the table is correct, since you can now look it up on without creating an account first (which I am not about to do.) There are several very interesting statistical facts that come from this. First, if you're "27", the average premium is $266.20/month or $3,194.40 per year. How many 27 year olds have an extra $3,200...
  • Helium balloons lift aviator Jonathan Trappe Up for transatlantic trip

    09/13/2013 2:04:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9-13-13 | Staff
    An American aviator has begun the first attempt to cross the Atlantic suspended by hundreds of coloured balloons. Jonathan Trappe took off from Caribou, Maine, on Thursday morning as his capsule was lifted by 370 helium-filled balloons in heavy fog and he headed east from the US. The concept may sound like the story from the Disney film Up but Trappe, 39, specialises in cluster ballooning and was the first person to cross the Channel and the Alps using the method. The transatlantic trip could be as long as 2,500 miles (4,000km) and take between three and five days. Depending...
  • Syria ready to ‘unveil,’ not surrender its chemical weapons

    09/10/2013 12:22:13 PM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 9/10/2013 | Unattributed
    Syria said on Tuesday it is ready to unveil and cease the production of chemical weapons, as Western powers prepared to discuss a Russian plan for the country to surrender its chemical arms. “We are ready to state where the chemical weapons are, to halt production of chemical weapons and show these installations to representatives of Russia, other countries and the U.N.,” Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said in a statement sent to Russia's Interfax news agency. Muallem made the announcement a day after he had welcomed in Moscow the Russian proposal for placing chemical weapons under international control.
  • US boffin builds 32-way Raspberry Pi cluster

    05/20/2013 10:30:18 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | 20 May 2013 | Simon Sharwood
    Boise University PhD candidate Joshua Kiepert has built a 32-way Beowulf cluster from Raspberry Pis. Kiepert says his research focuses on “developing a novel data sharing system for wireless sensor networks to facilitate in-network collaborative processing of sensor data.” To study that field Kipert figured he would need a decent simulator, preferably a cluster so he could simulate lots of distributed sensors. The University possesses just such a cluster, comprised of 32 nodes each packing a quad-core Intel Xeon E3-1225 CPU humming away at 3.1GHz. That's a lovely facility and is therefore much in-demand, which meant Kiepert could not guarantee...
  • ATF begins internal review of Milwaukee sting operation

    02/02/2013 7:27:29 AM PST · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 02 feb 2013
    The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has launched an internal investigation into a flawed storefront sting in Milwaukee marred by a series of missteps and failures. The review was launched this week after a Journal Sentinel investigation exposed a 10-month federal operation during which an agent's Colt M-4 machine gun was stolen and burglars ripped off $35,000 in merchandise from the agency's phony store. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) on Friday joined a chorus of public officials from both parties demanding accountability from the ATF. Two other congressional letters were sent to the agency Thursday, including one...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- 47 Tuc Near the Small Magellanic Cloud

    12/05/2012 9:44:29 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | December 06, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Globular star cluster 47 Tucanae is a jewel of the southern sky. Also known as NGC 104, it roams the halo of our Milky Way Galaxy along with around 200 other globular star clusters. The second brightest globular cluster (after Omega Centauri) as seen from planet Earth, it lies about 13,000 light-years away and can be spotted naked-eye near the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) in the constellation of the Toucan. Of course, the SMC is some 210,000 light-years distant, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way and not physically close to 47 Tuc. Stars on the outskirts of the...
  • Gingrich’s Ballot Miss Could Shake Voters’ Confidence [Sabato: "It's A Disaster For Him"]

    12/24/2011 1:01:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 129 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 24, 2011 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    Gingrich’s Ballot Miss Could Shake Voters’ Confidence By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE December 24, 2011 Newt Gingrich declared confidently the other day that he would get his name on the ballot for the Republican presidential primary in Virginia. In fact, he said he already had the requisite 10,000 signatures and an additional 2,000 to 3,000 for safety’s sake and would probably collect even more. Related But that turned out not to be the case. In the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Virginia Republican Party announced via Twitter that Mr. Gingrich had failed to submit enough signatures by the Thursday deadline,...
  • Federal grant to fund solar energy manufacturing cluster in Newburgh

    09/23/2011 8:26:27 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Mid-Hudson News ^ | 9/26/11 | Staff
    NEWBURGH – An almost $2 million federal grant will allow the creation of a New York Renewable Energy Cluster in Newburgh. The money will make way for the Solar Energy Consortium to expand its industry-led clean energy manufacturing cluster into Orange County. Congressman Maurice Hinchey, who helped get the grant and played a key role in establishing TSEC, said the cluster will mean work for Newburgh residents. “It’s going to create a lot of jobs for the City of Newburgh and it’s exactly the type of economic development I envisioned when I spearheaded creation of TSEC back in 2007,” Hinchey...
  • Cycle Computing fires up 10,000-core HPC cloud on EC2

    04/06/2011 12:22:22 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 13 replies
    The Register ^ | 6 April 2011 | Timothy Prickett Morgan
    Setting up a 10,000-core physical server cluster to run supercomputing workloads is a tough task that can take weeks or months, and cost millions of dollars including the servers, storage, switching, and personnel overhead. And the thing about a cluster is that no matter how hard you try to share it, it is very tough to get anywhere near peak utilization over the course of the year. Enter the cloud, which HPC customers have been skeptical about (remember the Sun Cloud?) but may start taking a shining to given the compelling economics and the management and security services that companies...
  • Rebel Commander in Libya Fought Against U.S. in Afghanistan

    03/25/2011 8:41:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 123 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 25, 2011 | John Rosenthal
    On his own admission, rebel leader Abdul-Hakim al-Hasadi fought American troops in Afghanistan and recruited Libyans to fight American troops in Iraq. Shortly after unrest broke out in eastern Libya in mid-February, reports emerged that an “Islamic Emirate” had been declared in the eastern Libyan town of Darnah and that, furthermore, the alleged head of that Emirate, Abdul-Hakim al-Hasadi, was a former detainee at the American prison camp in Guantánamo. The reports, which originated from Libyan government sources, were largely ignored or dismissed in the Western media.Now, however, al-Hasadi has admitted in an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole...
  • EPA Jackson, SBA Mills Announce Water Technology Cluster

    01/18/2011 9:04:30 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies
    EPA ^ | January 18, 2011 | Latisha Petteway
    EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, “This cluster will benefit from the abundance of cutting-edge companies. By bringing together public utilities, research partners and innovative businesses... The Water Technology Innovation Cluster will be instrumental in strengthening health protections for millions of Americans and promoting investments in cutting-edge technology,… The Water Technology Innovation Cluster will lead to new opportunities for entrepreneurs throughout…" The rain gardens will be designed to receive stormwater runoff from roads, roofs, and parking lots. The rain gardens…
  • Revealed: "Erin Brockovich" Town Shows No Cancer Cluster

    12/14/2010 9:26:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Reason ^ | 12/14/2010 | Tim Cavanaugh
    Hinkley, California, the town made famous in the Oscar-winning Julia Roberts movie Erin Brockovich, does not show any evidence of an increased rate of cancers. Pacific Gas and Electric, which released a toxic plume of hexavalent chromium 6 from a Hinkley-based natural gas pipeline station, paid a record $333 million to settle a class-action suit in 1996. But the California Cancer Registry has now completed three studies that show cancer rates remained normal in from 1988 to 2008. From a very strange story by the Los Angeles Times' Louis Sahagun, who starts out with the Registry's findings but then lists...
  • [VANITY] SuperCompute '08

    11/16/2008 5:10:47 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 7 replies · 398+ views
    Self | 16 November 2008 | Self
    Hey guys, I'm spending the week here in Austin at SuperCompute '08. If anyone here is in the area, please feel free to drop in. FReepMail me the day before if you plan to show up and I'll give you the booth I'm working. In the meantime, I'll be pretty much unavailable during the day until the weekend hits.
  • Monster galactic cluster seen in deep Universe: European agency

    08/25/2008 3:56:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 307+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/25/08 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) – An orbiting observatory has spotted a massive cluster of galaxies in deep space that can only be explained by the exotic phenomenon known as dark energy, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Monday. Spotted in a scan by ESA's orbiting X-ray telescope XMM-Newton, the cluster's mass is about 1,000 times that of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, it said. The huge cluster, known by its catalogue number of 2XMM J083026+524133, lies 7.7 billion light years from Earth and helps confirm the existence of dark energy, the agency said. Under this hypothesis, most of the Universe...