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  • Does colour only exist in our brain? Book argues it is simply a construct of the mind

    05/23/2015 6:28:43 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2015 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Roses aren't red and violets aren't blue. At least that's the premise of a new book, 'Outside Color', which puts forward the debate that colour is, in fact, an illusion. Author Dr Mazviita Chirimuuta uses the book to explore the historical debates that suggest colour doesn't exist - at least not in the literal sense. Light, however, does exist, and it's the mind that transforms that light into colour. 'Of all the properties that objects appear to have,'writes the University of Pittsburgh professor, 'colour hovers uneasily between the subjective world of sensation and the objective world of fact.' Optical illusions,...
  • Freep a Poll! ("What color is this dress?" weirdness of the day)

    02/27/2015 4:32:22 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    FOX 31 Denver ^ | 2-26-15 | KDVR
    What color is this dress? Black and blue White and gold
  • City program will boost men, boys of color

    09/18/2014 6:26:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 18, 2014 | Meghan E. Irons
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh has launched an initiative this month targeting the city’s black and Latino boys and men, a population at risk for joblessness, poverty, and a host of health disparities, according to several studies. Building on the lead of President Obama earlier this year, the mayor is introducing Boston’s version of “My Brother’s Keeper,’’ a network meant to bridge the gap between men of color and their potential achievements. “There are a lot of young black and Latino men that we have here in our city that need this initiative,’’ Walsh said in an interview. “This can be...

    09/16/2014 9:50:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 09/14/14
    The title of this video is the German Army in WW2 (IN COLOR). However, it’s the British, the Russians, the U.S. and the Germans. I’ve seen a lot of WWII real life footage, but it amazes me that I still see new footage. Watch it in full screen mode (just left click the bottom right square in the video when it's playing) seems to make it more real vs. just looking at the current smaller size.
  • The History and Science of Color Temperature (video)

    09/12/2014 7:55:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies ^ | May 11, 2013 | Filmmaker IQ
    The way we perceive color is greatly influenced by our cultural understanding. We all grew up learning that Fire is Hot and Ice is Cold. Therefor red and orange are warm colors while blue and cyan are cool colors.This association in our mind is so strong that filmmakers can actually invoke a sense of temperature just by the color palette they use in their films.Take for example Spike Lee’s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing”The film beautifully photographed by Ernest Dickerson, is awash in yellows, oranges and reds invoking the heat of a long, hot day in the Bed Stuy...
  • World War Two as you have never seen it: extremely rare colour footage of D-Day invasion released

    05/31/2014 3:39:38 AM PDT · by SuperSonic · 43 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | May 29, 2014 | APTN
    The only known Allied colour footage of World War Two was uncovered in the attic of a Hollywood director by his son. When the warship HMS Belfast fired the shot that launched the D-Day landings, it was carrying an unlikely passenger - Hollywood film director George Stevens. With Allied forces set to storm the Normandy beaches of Nazi-occupied France, Stevens was on-board making a unique 16 millimetre colour film journal.
  • CNS News: If blacks don't vote, 'snatch' the 'color back,' says (CBC Chairman) Cleaver

    09/24/2012 3:27:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/22/12 | Devonia Smith
    CNS News: If blacks don't vote, 'snatch' the 'color back,' says CleaverBy: Devonia Smith September 22, 2012 Friday, CNS News surfaced a C-SPAN video of Chairman Emanuel Cleaver of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) passionately demanding that African-Americans who don't vote, "ought to give us their color back." The video was taped the evening before when Cleaver was speaking to a CBC forum on the subject of voting rights. There was no laughter from the audience when Cleaver angrily declared, "They (blacks) aren't worth the color if they don't vote; they ought to give us their color back." Apparently, that...
  • Warren Confesses: Told Harvard She Was 'Woman of Color'

    05/31/2012 11:28:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies ^ | 5/31/12 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Last night, Elizabeth Warren finally admitted to the Boston Globe that she lied when she made previous statements that she had “no idea” why Harvard Law School referred to her as a “woman of color.” Ms. Warren confessed that she told Harvard Law School when she was hired as a Visiting Professor in 1992 that she was a “woman of color.” Ms. Warren’s shocking revelation, after weeks of stonewalling and denying her complicity in Harvard’s numerous false public statements about her heritage, reverberated through a formerly friendly mainstream media this morning. The Globe’s story acknowledged that Breitbart News' reporting led...
  • The Color Test

    The color test is simple. There are 8 screens, and each screen you are given a word and two buttons to choose from.
  • Current TV’s Cenk Uygur to Bill O’Reilly: ‘You’re a godd**n Nazi’ [VIDEO]

    04/18/2012 10:41:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies ^ | 4/18/2012 | Jeff Poor
    Keith Olbermann’s “Worst Person in the World” segment might be gone from Al Gore’s Current TV, but the name-calling isn’t. On Current TV’s “The Young Turks” on Tuesday, host Cenk Uygur attacked Fox News host Bill O’Reilly for claiming the mission of “the far left” is to silence some. Uygur tied the crusade against the left’s latest boogeyman, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), to an O’Reilly complaint about the tactics used by left-wing groups to “silence” opponents. “Alright, before I go to my panel, let me just level Bill O’Reilly,” Uygur said. “First of all it is your right-wingers...
  • Color Instead of Character

    10/24/2011 1:01:00 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 7 replies
    World Magazine ^ | October 20, 2011 | Cal Thomas
    At the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Sen. Barack Obama said, “. . . There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America—there is the United States of America.” Those were welcome and commendable words. Unfortunately, they appear to be only words. Since then, Obama has divided us along race and class lines more than any modern president.
  • ‘Color Purple’ Author Alice Walker: Israel and America are Terrorist States

    06/24/2011 12:59:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 6/24/11 | Hollywoodland
    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker will join the flotilla of ships next week that will try to break Israel’s maritime blockade of the Gaza Strip. She says the goal is to bring supplies and raise awareness of the situation there. Last May, during a similar attempt by activists, Israel raided six ships. On one, clashes broke out and Israeli commandos killed nine people. (snip) AW: I think Israel is the greatest terrorist in that part of the world. And I think in general, the United States and Israel are great terrorist organizations themselves.
  • Color Red Increases the Speed and Strength of Reactions

    06/03/2011 10:36:24 AM PDT · by decimon · 17 replies
    University of Rochester ^ | June 2, 2011 | Unknown
    University of Rochester What links speed, power, and the color red? Hint: it's not a sports car. It's your muscles. A new study, published in the latest issue of the journal Emotion, finds that when humans see red, their reactions become both faster and more forceful. And people are unaware of the color's intensifying effect. The findings may have applications for sporting and other activities in which a brief burst of strength and speed is needed, such as weightlifting. But the authors caution that the color energy boost is likely short-lived. "Red enhances our physical reactions because it is seen...
  • Van Jones’ Color of Change Fails To Oust Breitbart From Huffpo; Huffpo Defends

    03/24/2011 10:37:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 3/24/11 | Dana Loesch
    Admitted Marxist Van Jones and his group, Color of Change, succeeded in fascistically booting Andrew Breitbart from ABC’s election night coverage yet hit a wall today when their attempt to again silence diverse voices was rebuffed by the Huffington Post. Admitted Marxist Van Jones and his group, Color of Change, succeeded in fascistically booting Andrew Breitbart from ABC’s election night coverage yet hit a wall today when their attempt to again silence diverse voices was rebuffed by the Huffington Post.
  • Geology Picture of Last Week, December 12-18, 2010: Nam Co Lake

    12/22/2010 8:59:19 PM PST · by cogitator · 4 replies
    NASA Earth Observatory ^ | November 26, 2010 | NASA
    This is a two-parter: First part is the image of the region from space. Click on the image to go to the article, where you can download/view the large (7 MB) image of the whole region. Looking at this image, I figured Nam Co Lake, a high-altitude salt lake, would offer some nice vistas with snow-covered mountains in the background. I was correct. Click 'em all for full-size. (This is the 2nd part).
  • Color Motion Pictures - The Earliest Days: 1922 (Video)

    08/29/2010 9:42:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    Kodak ^ | 8/30/2010 | Kodak
    Video Linky "In these newly preserved tests, made in 1922 at the Paragon Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey, actress Mae Murray appears almost translucent, her flesh a pale white that is reminiscent of perfectly sculpted marble, enhanced with touches of color to her lips, eyes, and hair. She is joined by actress Hope Hampton modeling costumes from The Light in the Dark (1922), which contained the first commercial use of Two-Color Kodachrome in a feature film. Ziegfeld Follies actress Mary Eaton and an unidentified woman and child also appear. George Eastman House is the repository for many of...
  • New York Times raises eyebrows with gift guide for people 'of color'

    12/11/2009 9:24:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies · 1,866+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Dec 10, 2009
    A new addition to the New York Times annual Holiday Gift Guide has sparked a minor uproar after a blog devoted to critiquing the paper termed it "racist." Included in this year's guide, which was published in November, is a page titled "Of Color/Stylish Gifts." This first-time feature is described by the paper as "gifts created for and by people of color." After going virtually unnoticed by critics for a month, the guide's been widely slammed in the past week as a collection of "backhanded insults" which are "bordering on offensive" and "out of touch."
  • Daily dose of color may boost immunity this flu season (fruits & veggies)

    11/03/2009 3:02:12 PM PST · by decimon · 11 replies · 523+ views
    Weber Shandwick Worldwide ^ | Nov 3, 2009 | Unknown
    Health/wellness expert Amy Hendel available for interviewsHoping to keep the flu at bay? A strong immune system helps. Enjoying the bounty of colorful fruits and vegetables available right now can be an important step toward supporting your family's immune system this cold/flu season. In addition to vitamins, minerals and fiber, fruits and vegetables contain phytonutrients, believed to come from the com-pounds that give these foods their vibrant colors. These phytonutrients provide a wide range of health benefits, includ-ing supporting a healthy immune system. A new study, America's Phytonutrient Report, found eight in 10 Americans are missing out on the health...
  • More Appalachian Autumn

    11/01/2009 12:25:06 PM PST · by jay1949 · 9 replies · 765+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | November 1, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    The maples and other showy trees are done now. The weather has turned dour again and the maple leaves are falling fast. These are pictures taken (mostly) around town near the end of the high season. Most are maples, but there are other trees, including a cherry and a willow oak.
  • Shrimp's eye points way to better DVDs

    10/25/2009 3:27:05 PM PDT · by decimon · 37 replies · 1,252+ views
    Reuters ^ | Oct 25, 2009 | Ben Hirschler
    LONDON (Reuters) – The amazing eyes of a giant shrimp living on Australia's Great Barrier Reef could hold the key to developing a new type of super high-quality DVD player, British scientists said on Sunday. Mantis shrimps, dubbed "thumb splitters" by divers because of their vicious claws, have the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom. They can see in 12 primary colors, four times as many as humans, and can also detect different kinds of light polarization -- the direction of oscillation in light waves.
  • Why Did People Become White?

    09/02/2009 12:47:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 137 replies · 3,273+ views
    Live Science ^ | 9/2/2009 | Heather Whipps
    Humans come in a rainbow of hues, from dark chocolate browns to nearly translucent whites. This full kaleidoscope of skin colors was a relatively recent evolutionary development, according to biologists, occuring alongside the migration of modern humans out of Africa between 100,000 and 50,000 years ago. The consensus among scientists has always been that lower levels of vitamin D at higher latitudes — where the sun is less intense — caused the lightening effect when modern humans, who began darker-skinned, first migrated north. But other factors might be at work, a new study suggests. From the varying effects of frostbite...
  • First Trace of Color Found in Fossil Bird Feathers

    09/01/2009 12:08:11 PM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 699+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 31 Aug 2009 | Carl Zimmer
    Birds, more than any other group of animals, are a celebration of color. They have evolved to every extreme of the spectrum, from the hot pink of flamingos to the shimmering blue of a peacock’s neck. Yet, for decades, paleontologists who study extinct birds have had to use their imaginations to see the colors in the fossils. Several feather fossils have been unearthed over the years, but they have always been assumed to be colorless vestiges. Now a team of scientists has discovered color-producing molecules that have survived for 47 million years in the fossil of a feather. By analyzing...
  • Healthcare reform important to Blacks (Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2009)

    06/28/2009 3:48:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies · 939+ views
    Louisiana Weekly ^ | 6/22/09 | Brian D. Smedley
    Healthcare reform important to BlacksBy: Brian D. Smedley, NNPA Guest Commentary Posted: Monday, June 22, 2009 12:00 pm Health inequities are deep, persistent, and not new. From the cradle to the grave, racial and ethnic minorities suffer from shorter life spans, higher rates of disease and disability, and higher mortality relative to national averages. These problems have plagued generations of African Americans and other people of color in the United States. Yet these issues have historically received scant attention in Washington - until now. Both Congress and the Obama Administration are ramping up efforts to improve health and health care...
  • Kerry Says Obama Best Suited for Dealing with Muslim Nations

    03/27/2008 4:10:49 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies · 191+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 22 March 2008 | John Semmens
    Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), says one of the reasons he’s supporting Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president is his belief that Obama would have an easier time dealing with Muslim nations because “he is half Wog.” “Senator Obama is dark-skinned just like most Muslim leaders,” Kerry observed. “He will be accepted by them. After all, he is half Wog. Even though his mother was a typical white person, his father was a Muslim from Kenya. This should open many doors for him in the Middle East.”
  • Researchers report blackest black yet made

    02/20/2008 7:38:26 AM PST · by cogitator · 33 replies · 1,335+ views
    World Science ^ | 01/23/2008
    In the mov­ie This is Spi­nal Tap, a less-than-cerebral rock gui­tar­ist, up­on view­ing a rec­ord-al­bum cov­er de­signed as sol­id black, de­liv­ers an im­promp­tu speech. “It’s like, how much more black could this be? And the an­swer is none,” he pro­claims. “None more black.” His in­ar­tic­u­lateness is matched, sad­ly, by an ig­no­rance of phys­ics. You can get much black­er than black card­board, which re­flects a good deal of light where­as true black re­flects none. Find­ing an ab­so­lutely black ob­ject on Earth, though, is as likely as en­coun­ter­ing the rock group of that 1982 film. Both are only fic­tions. On the oth­er...
  • Voting the Race, Color and Creed Ticket

    01/22/2008 5:11:46 PM PST · by Victory111 · 2 replies · 106+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 1-22-08 | Rev. Michael Bresciani
    No one would argue that some dyed in the wool democrats and republicans will always vote their party’s ticket. Loyalty to a party can be both a plus and a minus depending on who the candidate is. Other reasons we vote could be considered outright discriminatory if they occurred in a different setting. Let’s see!
  • Pantone Selects Color of the Year for 2008

    12/24/2007 11:31:43 PM PST · by dayglored · 56 replies · 929+ views
    Pantone Incorporated (press release) ^ | 12/10/2007 | (no author given)
    Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, selected PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris, a beautifully balanced blue-purple, as the color of the year for 2008. Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple, Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement. "From a color forecasting perspective, we have chosen PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris as the color of the year, as it best represents color direction in 2008 for fashion, cosmetics and home...
  • Skin Color Evolution In Fish And Humans Determined By Same Genetic Machinery

    12/17/2007 1:54:31 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 99+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-17-2007 | Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
    Skin Color Evolution In Fish And Humans Determined By Same Genetic MachineryOcean sticklebacks are dark colored fish that often migrate into new environments. Multiple stickleback populations have evolved lighter gill and skin colors following colonization of new lakes and streams at the end of the last ice age. Ocean (upper) compared to freshwater creek (lower) sticklebacks, both collected near Vancouver, British Columbia. Scientists have identified a genetic change controlling rapid evolution of skin color in fish, and shown that the same mechanism also contributes to recent evolution of skin color in humans. (Credit: Frank Chan, Craig Miller, and David Kingsley;...
  • What's at the end of this rainbow?[Sundog]

    08/09/2007 8:34:38 AM PDT · by BGHater · 14 replies · 710+ views ^ | 09 Aug 2007 |
    SO where, you might wonder, would you find the pot of gold? That's what the myth says you will find at the end of the rainbow. But sadly for treasure-hunters, this one has no end. This awesome sight in the skies over Malaysia this week was not really a rainbow at all but a rare optical illusion called a sundog. These appear when the sun is low and its rays catch the thin vapour formed of ice crystals that lies in the atmosphere six miles above the Earth's surface. The rays are refracted by the crystals, producing what looks like...
  • Hell on Earth: The never before seen colour photographs of the bloody battle of Passchendaele

    07/17/2007 2:32:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 82 replies · 2,230+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/12/07 | Victoria Moore
    They are the most remarkable pictures of one of the most hellish places on earth. Never seen before, these astonishing photographs, lovingly hand-touched in colour to bring to life the nightmare of Passchendaele, were released this week to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the battle that, between July and November 1917, claimed a staggering 2,121 lives a day and in total some quarter of a million Allied soldiers. Killing field: A German machine gun unit strafes No Man's Land at Passchendaele as artillery shells churn up hte ground and mustard gas billows over the front What was once pretty countryside...
  • No Single Gene For Eye Color, Researchers Prove

    02/25/2007 4:34:29 PM PST · by blam · 54 replies · 1,315+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-25-2007 | University Of Queensland
    University of Queensland Date: February 25, 2007 No Single Gene For Eye Color, Researchers Prove Science Daily — A study by researchers from The University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research is the first to prove conclusively that there is no single gene for eye colour. Says Dr. Rick Sturm, the IMB researcher who led the study: "... the model of eye colour inheritance using a single gene is insufficient to explain the range of eye colours that appear in humans. We believe instead that there are two major genes -- one...
  • 'Bionic' eye implants look ahead

    02/16/2007 3:23:11 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 48 replies · 2,913+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, February 16, 2007 | Jonathan Fildes
    A bionic eye implant that could help restore the sight of millions of blind people could be available to patients within two years. US researchers have been given the go-ahead to implant the prototype device in 50 to 75 patients. The Argus II system uses a spectacle-mounted camera to feed visual information to electrodes in the eye. Patients who tested less-advanced versions of the retinal implant were able to see light, shapes and movement. "What we are trying to do is take real-time images from a camera and convert them into tiny electrical pulses that would jump-start the otherwise...
  • The Color of His Skin: Would Barack Obama be even considered for President if he were white ?

    09/22/2006 9:58:09 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 127 replies · 3,104+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 09/22/2006 | JOHN McWHORTER
    The Color of His Skin Imagine him white. Barack Obama, that is. Amidst all the glowing talk about the possibility of his becoming America's first black president in 2008, it's an interesting thought experiment to imagine whether Mr. Obama would elicit this swooning buzz if he were white. That is, let's imagine a white guy with all of Mr. Obama's pluses: crinkly smile, sincere concern for the little man, fine speech a couple of years ago about bringing the nation together, a certain charisma, wrote a touching autobiography. Let's call him Barrett O'Leary. I do not think Mr. O'Leary would...
  • Splitting Light With Artificial Muscles Could Bring New Generation Of Color Displays

    08/24/2006 11:00:46 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 14 replies · 660+ views ^ | 8/23/06 | Staff Writers
    Zurich, Switzerland, (SPX) Aug 23, 2006 Scientists have unveiled a new technology that could lead to video displays that faithfully reproduce a fuller range of colors than current models, giving such a life-like viewing experience that it could be hard to go back to your old TV. The invention, based on fine-tuning light using microscopic artificial muscles, could turn into competitively priced consumer products in eight years, the scientists say. In ordinary displays such as TV tubes, flat-screen LCDs, or plasma screens, each pixel is composed of three light-emitting elements, one for each of the fundamental colors red, green, and...
  • Black minister, Nagin critic enters mayor's race (Skin color still important)

    02/17/2006 2:34:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 688+ views
    Daily Comet ^ | 2/17/06 | CHEVEL JOHNSON
    Black minister, Nagin critic enters mayor's raceBy CHEVEL JOHNSON Associated Press Writer February 17. 2006 4:50PM The Rev. Tom Watson III, an influential black pastor and frequent critic of Mayor Ray Nagin, declared his candidacy for mayor Friday, saying Hurricane Katrina exposed the weaknesses of Nagin's administration. "We have put up with the political foolishness for a long time and the impact from poor leadership was not shown until the storm showed it," Watson said to about 50 supporters on hand for the formal announcement. Watson is the first black challenger to Nagin, who also is black. Nine others, all...
  • Zubbles: The 11-Year Quest to Create Disappearing Colored Bubbles

    11/25/2005 2:01:31 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 5 replies · 1,605+ views
    Popular Science ^ | November 2005 | By Mike Haney
    The 11-Year Quest to Create Disappearing Colored Bubbles Chemical burns, ruined clothes, 11 years, half a million dollars—it's not easy to improve the world's most popular toy. Yet the success of one inventor's quest to dye a simple soap bubble may change the way the world uses color POPSCI EXCLUSIVE The 11-Year Quest to Create Disappearing Colored Bubbles Tim Kehoe has stained the whites of his eyes deep blue. He's also stained his face, his car, several bathtubs and a few dozen children. He's had to evacuate his family because he filled the house with noxious fumes. He's ruined...
  • Review: Secret codes in printers may allow government tracking

    10/25/2005 5:43:20 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 34 replies · 1,074+ views
    AFP via PHYSORG.COM ^ | Tuesday, October 25, 2005 | AFP
    Tiny dots produced by some laser printers are a secret code that can allow the government to track down counterfeiters, a new study concludes, raising the hackles of privacy advocates. The Electronic Frontier Foundation said its researchers recently broke the code behind the tiny tracking dots and said the US Secret Service confirmed that the tracking is part of a deal struck with selected color laser printer manufacturers to identify counterfeiters. "We've found that the dots from at least one line of printers encode the date and time your document was printed, as well as the serial number of...
  • Principals to decide if Eddie Eagle books will be allowed in Unified schools

    10/07/2005 7:17:30 AM PDT · by holymoly · 32 replies · 994+ views
    Journal Times Online ^ | Oct. 7, 2005 | Robert Gutsche Jr
    RACINE - Racine Unified School District principals will decide if the National Rifle Association's "Eddie Eagle" coloring books will be used in their elementary schools, the district said Thursday. But to get the controversial coloring books - which were approved for Racine Police Department officers to use in gun-safety training classes by the City Council this week - an elementary principal would have to ask the Police Department to bring the books to their school. If that's done, the material would go before the district's curriculum committee, which would determine whether the books meet curriculum standards. "The district then could...
  • URGENT:Police have taken Supreme Court under control in Bishkek

    06/01/2005 3:27:21 PM PDT · by jb6 · 2 replies · 271+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | June 1
    BISHKEK, June 1 (RIA Novosti) - The Kyrgyz police have taken the Supreme Court building under their control here. Protestors had seized the building earlier today, until it was recaptured by the police and the Kyrgyz National Guard. The military and police have encircled the building. URGENT: The crowd has stormed into the Supreme Court in Bishkek 10:23 BISHKEK, June 1 (RIA Novosti) - About 100 people have stormed into the building of the Supreme Court in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan. About 200 of people remained in front of the building. RIA Novosti correspondent on the site heard the sounds...
  • Howard Dean Gets Away With Racism

    03/01/2005 2:45:32 PM PST · by forty_years · 7 replies · 865+ views
    Members of the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) Black Caucus have become seemingly desensitized to racial slurs. The Caucus did not even blink when the extreme Left’s new champion, Howard Dean, made prejudiced statements right before their very eyes. From Dean’s comments, it seems he believes that a Black person’s place is to be cleaning toilets at a hotel in which whites stay. According to the Washington Times, On Feb. 11, the day before he was elected party chief, Mr. Dean asked, at a meeting of the DNC Black Caucus, "You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people...
  • Color Him Green, Kerry On Campaign Stump in Fla.

    10/18/2004 4:31:25 PM PDT · by onyx eyes · 28 replies · 1,135+ views
    Today, Monday, 10-18-04, 2:21 EDT, I'm checking the latest political news and when I stop on MSNBC, I see Kerry in Florida and he has a decidedly greenish cast to his hair, his suit, so much so that I wonder if my color adjustment on my television has mis-cued (sorry, about the non-pun) -- and I switch to CNN, which is running the exact same scene of a green-hued Kerry among his devotees, on the campaign stump. All the other newscasts, including our local stations, showed the same brilliant green hue, from top to bottom. Green hair, green tie, green...
  • Bush-Cheney ’04 Pennsylvania Communications Chair: John Kerry is Stirring Up a Climate of Separation

    10/04/2004 2:47:55 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 460+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | October 4, 2004
    PHILADELPHIA, PA - Today, Bush-Cheney ’04 Communications Chair Renee Amoore released the following statement in regards to John Kerry’s campaign travel to Philadelphia: “John Kerry has succumbed to his most appalling political impulses by taking what should be an opportunity to engage in a dialogue with the African-American community in a constructive way and instead using it to peddle a condescending message of fear and division. “Rather than celebrate the success and new opportunities available to Americans of every color, John Kerry prefers to stir up a climate of separation seeking to split America into black voter against white. This...
  • Without Forgiveness, There Can Be No Peace.

    09/30/2004 6:41:38 AM PDT · by More Than Words · 11 replies · 469+ views
    9-30-04 | More Than Words
    At what point will all be satisfied that the price of justice has been paid in full?
  • Kinder, gentler teachers turn to the color purple

    08/30/2004 8:48:52 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 3 replies · 377+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Monday, August 30, 2004 | Reid R. Frazier
    Mary Jo Campbell used to use red to grade her student's papers, until she got a paper back from a teacher while getting a Ph.D. "I went to the teacher and said, 'What happened? Did you have an accident and bleed on this paper, because there's so much red ink here,'" said Campbell, a former Woodland Hills teacher who now teaches at Edinboro University's school of education. "When I got back from sabbatical, I threw out all my red pens." Campbell is not alone. Students see red less often these days as teachers like Campbell turn to kinder, gentler hues...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, June 27-July 3, 2004: United States (and environs) in True Color

    06/28/2004 8:39:34 AM PDT · by cogitator · 212+ views
    NASA Planetary Photojournal ^ | June 2004 | MISR Project/NASA Photojournal
    Link post, to alert interested readers to the post in the FR 'chat' section, where any discussion and comment should be posted. (Linked page above is the direct catalog page with various resolutions of the image, if you want to save time and not leave comments in the thread.) Geology Picture of the Week, June 27-July 3, 2004: United States in True Color
  • Geology Picture of the Week, June 27-July 3, 2004: United States in True Color

    06/28/2004 8:30:41 AM PDT · by cogitator · 16 replies · 407+ views ^ | June 2004 | MISR Project/NASA Photojournal
    I thought this was fitting for a week just before the Fourth of July. The image below is the very low resolution image. If you click it, you'll get the high-resolution (large) JPEG. If you go to the linked article page above, you can download an 11.0 MB TIFF image. I thought that the isolation of Bermuda was particularly striking in this image. Also of note (on quick perusal): White Sands National Monument, two-toned Great Salt Lake, the turquoise Bahamas Banks, strange sediment patterns in northern Lake Erie, the Painted Desert.
  • It was 50 years ago today that TV took on a new hue

    03/25/2004 9:18:43 AM PST · by Willie Green · 13 replies · 561+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Thursday, March 25, 2004 | Alyson Walls
    <p>Betty Bislocky remembers the first color television set her family purchased in the early 1960s at Kaufmann's.</p> <p>"There were only two or three color shows on at the time," said Bislocky, 80, of Beechview. "'The Flintstones' ... That's what sold us."</p>
  • 35,000 year old "modern human" remains Discovered!

    03/10/2004 6:10:11 AM PST · by vannrox · 219 replies · 2,666+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sat Mar 6,11:27 AM ET | By ALISON MUTLER, Associated Press Writer
    Anthropologists Hail Romania Fossil Find Sat Mar 6,11:27 AM ET Add Science - AP to My Yahoo! By ALISON MUTLER, Associated Press Writer BUCHAREST, Romania - Experts analyzing remains of a man, woman and teenage boy unearthed in Romania last year are convinced that the 35,000 year-old fossils are the most complete ever of modern humans of that era, a U.S. scientist said Saturday. International scientists have been carrying out further analysis to get a clearer picture on the find, said anthropologist Erik Trinkaus, of Washington University in St. Louis. But it's already clear that, "this is the most complete...
  • Morality Test starring Hillary Clinton

    02/20/2004 3:10:18 PM PST · by dubyaweluvya · 10 replies · 442+ views
    Here's a dilemma for you.... With all your honor and dignity what would you do? This test only has one question, but it's a very important one. Please don't answer it without giving it some serious thought. By giving an honest answer you will be able to test where you stand morally. The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation, where you will have to make a decision one way or the other. Remember that your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous. Please scroll down slowly and consider each line - this is important for the test to work...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 01-07-04

    01/06/2004 9:30:26 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 13 replies · 598+ views
    NASA ^ | 01-07-04 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2004 January 7 Red Mars from Spirit Credit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, JPL, NASA Explanation: Rocks are strewn across the broad, flat Gusev crater floor in this sharp color picture from NASA's Spirit rover. Recorded by the rover's panoramic camera, the picture is part of Spirit's first color image of Mars - the highest resolution picture yet taken on the surface of another planet. Already revealing alluring and...