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  • Computer algorithm created to encode human memories

    09/29/2015 4:57:44 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 09/29/15 | Clive Cookson
    High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Researchers in the US have developed an implant to help a disabled brain encode memories, giving new hope to Alzheimer’s sufferers and wounded soldiers who cannot remember the recent past. The prosthetic, developed at the University of Southern California and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre in a decade-long collaboration, includes a small array of electrodes implanted into the brain. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this...
  • Can Matter Be Eternal and Created at the Same Time?

    04/13/2015 2:37:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 13, 2015 | WILLIAM E. CARROLL
    Does it matter whether or not matter is eternal? Peter J. Leithart, who writes a regular blog on the web site of First Things, definitely thinks it does. According to Leithart , who is a Protestant theologian in the Reformed Presbyterian tradition in the United States, if matter is eternal, "creation can only be control, limitation, ordering." Then God could only be a master craftsman, working with already existing material to form the universe. If matter is eternal, "creation cannot be a gift; . . . cannot be the bestowal of existence, a grant of being." Finally, if matter is...
  • ‘Zero Jobs Created!’: CNBC’s Rick Santelli Takes on the Obama Campaign’s Job Creation Claim

    10/18/2012 11:17:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/18/12 | Becket Adams
    Following today’s report on the increase in applications for U.S. unemployment benefits, CNBC’s Rick Santelli decided to take on the Obama campaign and its claim that the president has created “five million jobs.” “You can slice it any way you want!” Santelli shouted in his inimitable style. “The president was sworn in in mid-January of ’09.” “If I go back and look at nonfarm — and I have all the data! — actual nonfarm payrolls, the establishment survey, the headcount survey, and I take the 818 minus thousand from January,” he added, referring to the monthly job loss numbers the...
  • The Cabinet From Another World

    08/12/2010 6:34:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 12, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Politics: A week ago, as the secretary of labor greeted grim job data by hailing the economy's "turnaround," the Dow fell 100 points in seconds — a vivid sign America is wising up to this administration's incompetence. Only minutes after her department reported that payrolls had shed another 131,000 positions in July, there was Secretary Hilda Solis speaking brazenly of the "strong and immediate action" the White House had taken to save or create "more than 2.5 million American jobs." But as the market action showed, investors could see she didn't know what she was talking about. But then, Solis...
  • Did Obama’s “Stimulus” Create or Save Jobs?

    09/15/2011 10:11:04 AM PDT · by bronxville · 13 replies
    Freeman ^ | September 13, 2011 | Sheldon Richman
    Did Obama’s “Stimulus” Create or Save Jobs? The official line is that President Obama’s 2009 “stimulus” package (tax cuts and spending increases) “created or saved” more than 3.5 million jobs. Is that so? It depends on what you mean by created, saved, and jobs. It is certainly true that the federal government gave money to the states and localities, and some of that money was used to pay teachers, police officers, and firefighters. However, to say that this “saved” those jobs implies that they really would have vanished without federal money. In some cases, state and local politicians might have...
  • Reid: Stimulus created 1000s of green jobs

    09/14/2011 3:43:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/14/11 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said during a Twitter townhall today that the 2009 stimulus bill has created clean "thousands" of green energy jobs. Reid also promised that President Obama's latest jobs proposal, criticized as yet another roung of stimulus, would create "hundreds of thousands of jobs" if Republicans would pass the legislation. Speaking to a staffer moderating the debate, Reid said that "the economic recovery act we passed, the stimulus bill, has done a lot of that." Reid reiterated the claim on a live tweet issued by his staff, which also tweeted that viewers can
  • CBO: Jobs Created or 'Saved' by Stimulus Cost $228,055 Each

    09/07/2011 3:25:57 AM PDT · by Son House · 15 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | February 24, 2011 | Matt Cover
    The jobs created and saved by the economic stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed on Feb. 17, 2009 cost at a minimum an average of $228,055 each, according to data released yesterday by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). ...a report released Wednesday-"Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output from October Through December 2010"-the CBO said it now estimates the stimulus law cost a total of $821 billion, up from CBO's original estimate that the stimulus would cost $787 billion. In the same report, the CBO estimated that in the fourth quarter of...
  • Bachmann: President created twice as many donors as jobs in the second quarter

    08/05/2011 9:33:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/5/11 | Tina Korbe
    This morning’s predictably dejecting jobs report provided the GOP presidential candidates with an apt opportunity to cast the president in an unflattering light — and to contrast his approach with what their own would be. Memorably, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney framed his statement in a way that leaves voters displeased with the economy little choice but to vote Obama out of office. “When you see what this president has done to the economy in just three years, you know why America doesn’t want to find out what he can do in eight,” former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said. Importantly,...
  • WaPo vs WaPo on who created Palestinian refugee problem

    04/07/2011 10:14:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/7/11 | Leo Rennert
    In the April 6 print edition of the Washington Post, Jerusalem correspondent Joel Greenberg blames Israel for creating the Palestinian refugee problem. Palestinian families, he writes, were "pushed out of what is now Israel when the Jewish state was created in 1948." Thus, it was Israel's establishment that was responsible for the Palestinian refugee problem. However, on the April 6 Washington Post website, Jerusalem correspondent Joel Greenberg offers a completely different explanation for the Palestinian refugee problem. Some Arab families, he writes, were "displaced in the war that followed the establishment of Israel in 1948. So, it wasn't Israel's cration...
  • Government commission on jobs hasn't met, two years after being created

    12/08/2010 10:55:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/8/10 | David Freddoso
    During his 2008 campaign, President Obama famously mocked blue-ribbon panels and commissions: "A commission. You know, that's Washington-speak for 'we'll get back to you later.' " He couldn't have been more correct in the case of a panel that his longtime friend, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, D, ordered up in late 2008 to address the state's job market. The panel hasn't even met yet, the Boston Herald reports, because the commissioners have only just recently taken their jobs on it. A jobs commission ordered almost two years ago by Gov. Deval Patrick and the Legislature to find ways to create...
  • Jack Cafferty Rips the Bureaucratic 'Obama-nation' Created by ObamaCare

    08/03/2010 8:52:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 473+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 3, 2010 | Matthew Balan
    On Tuesday's Situation Room, CNN's Jack Cafferty used the term "Obama-nation," a pun on the word "abomination," which is used on many conservative blogs, to slam the "sprawling bureaucratic giant...that seems to be the result of President Obama's new health care law." Cafferty admitted during his commentary that ObamaCare is "shaping up to be exactly what the critics were afraid it would be." The CNN commentator devoted his regular Cafferty File segment 12 minutes into the 6 pm Eastern hour to the recent report from the Congressional Research Service that, as Cafferty put it, "says it's 'impossible' to estimate the...
  • Portland audit: Hard to say how many jobs created, saved under stimulus spending

    06/29/2010 5:02:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies · 2+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | June 28, 2010 | BY: JANIE HAR
    Stimulus-related construction spending is up in the city of Portland -- but it's not clear how many jobs have been created from that uptick, according to a city audit released Monday. City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade said a key reason is the city did not require contractors to track the number of people hired for projects. In 2009, state lawmakers borrowed $172 million for "Go Oregon" public works projects, and required contractors to submit forms detailing the number of people hired and for how long. As a result, state officials boasted that more than 7,500 jobs were "created or retained" with...
  • CBO: Stimulus bill created up to 2.1 million jobs

    02/23/2010 1:12:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 1,542+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/10 | Andrew Taylor - ap
    WASHINGTON – The economic stimulus law added between 1 million to 2.1 million workers to employment rolls by the end of last year, a new report released Tuesday by congressional economists said. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office study also said the $862 billion stimulus added between 1.5 to 3.5 percentage points to the growth of the economy in 2009. The controversial stimulus law combined tax breaks for individuals and businesses with lots of government spending. The report reflects agreement among economists that the measure boosted the economy. But the wide range of estimates means it won't resolve the debate over...
  • First black hole for light created on Earth

    10/14/2009 11:23:47 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies · 1,157+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10/14/09 | Anil Ananthaswamy
    An electromagnetic "black holeMovie Camera" that sucks in surrounding light has been built for the first time. The device, which works at microwave frequencies, may soon be extended to trap visible light, leading to an entirely new way of harvesting solar energy to generate electricity. A theoretical design for a table-top black hole to trap light was proposed in a paper published earlier this year by Evgenii Narimanov and Alexander Kildishev of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Their idea was to mimic the properties of a cosmological black hole, whose intense gravity bends the surrounding space-time, causing any nearby...
  • Chavez: Israel was created 'to impede unity of Arab world'

    09/03/2009 12:27:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 629+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/3/09 | ap
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attacked Israel Thursday during his visit to Syria, calling it an imperialist nation that annihilates other people. Venezuelan President Hugo... Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks during a joint press conference with his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad at al-Shaab presidential palace in Damascus, Chavez comments came during a news conference with his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad after a one-hour meeting at the hilltop presidential palace. "Israel has become a country that annihilates people and is hostile to peace," he said, according to the Arabic translation of his remarks to reporters
  • Created or Saved (great list!)

    06/10/2009 11:14:42 AM PDT · by astyanax · 4 replies · 248+ views
    IMAO ^ | 10Jun09 | Frank J.
    Created or Saved I’ve been a bit skeptical on how Obama keeps saying he’s “created or saved” different numbers of jobs, but the media seems credulous so I guess “created or saved” is a perfectly fine formulation. Thus we might as well apply the phrase to lots of different things. * I decided not to be bloodthirsty against common nuisances today and created or saved three squirrels. * By not going to McDonalds, I created or saved two cheeseburgers and a large fry. * Deciding against serial killing, i created or saved upwards of 33 people (I’m very smart and...
  • Billions of Positrons Created in Laboratory (anti-matter!)

    11/18/2008 1:23:54 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 647+ views
    « Irradiate a millimeter-thick gold target with the right kind of laser and you might get a surprise in the form of 100 billion positrons, the antimatter equivalent of electrons. Researchers had been studying the process at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where they used thin targets that produced far fewer positrons. The new laser method came about through simulations that showed a thicker target was more effective.And suddenly lasers and antimatter are again making news. Hui Chen is the Livermore scientist behind this work: “We’ve detected far more anti-matter than anyone else has ever measured in a laser experiment....
  • Megaflood Created Great Divide Between Britain and France

    07/18/2007 1:58:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 649+ views on yahoo ^ | 7/18/07 | Dave Mosher
    The cultural rift between Britain and France endures as an amusing mystery for many, but the physical divide between them can now be blamed on two ancient floods. About 450,000 years ago, a "megaflood" breached a giant natural dam near the Dover strait and began the formation of the English Channel , according to a study detailed in the July 19 issue of the journal Nature. Following this first disastrous flood, a second deluge finished the job. "The first was probably 100 times greater than the average discharge of the Mississippi River," said Sanjeev Gupta, a geologist at Imperial College...
  • Al Gore Created the Internet - Video

    06/28/2007 2:52:00 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 5 replies · 1,104+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 28, 2007 | Me
    I was trying to find an online recording of Al Gore's famous claim to have created the Internet. It was not easy to find, so I decided to post one. Well, that was not easy, as posting just an audio file is not easy - it seems that mp3 traders and copyright rules have made many sites wary of allowing audio files to be posted. I tried posting just the audio on Putfile - but to no avail... it would not work. So finally, I gave up and decided to create a short video and put it up on Youtube,...
  • Will Arnold Be Back After '06? - Schwarzenegger: Man has created global warming...

    04/23/2006 9:18:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 81 replies · 877+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4/23/06 | Ed O'Keefe
    April 23, 2006 — - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., celebrated Earth Day by issuing a global warming warning, extolling the virtues of fuel-efficient vehicles and blasting "outrageous" oil prices at the pumps in an exclusive interview on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." "The science is in," the actor-turned-politician claimed. "The facts are there that we have created, man has, a self-inflicted wound that man has created through global warming." As to the government's role in combating global warming, Schwarzenegger continued, "I think that the federal government is doing things. But I think that they are not aggressive enough. And I...
  • Smoldered-Earth Policy: Created By Ancient Amazonian Natives, Fertile, Dark Soils. . .

    03/05/2006 3:53:54 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 825+ views
    Science News ^ | 3-5-2006 | Ben Harder
    Week of March 4, 2006; Vol. 169, No. 9 , p. 133 Smoldered-Earth Policy: Created by ancient Amazonian natives, fertile, dark soils retain abundant carbon Ben Harder Shortly after the U.S. Civil War, a research expedition encountered a group of Confederate expatriates living in Brazil. The refugees had quickly taken to growing sugarcane on plots of earth that were darker and more fertile than the surrounding soil, Cornell University's Charles Hartt noted in the 1870s. The same dark earth, terra preta in Portuguese, is now attracting renewed scientific attention for its high productivity, mysterious past, and capacity to store carbon....
  • 3D plasma shapes created in thin air [night sky could soon be lit up with giant 3-D ads]

    02/28/2006 5:12:50 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 34 replies · 1,594+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 2/27/06 | David Hambling
    The night sky could soon be lit up with gigantic three-dimensional adverts, thanks to a Japanese laser display that creates glowing images in thin air. The system is being developed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tokyo, in collaboration with Burton Inc and Keio University. “We believe this technology may eventually be used in applications ranging from pyrotechnics to outdoor advertising,” says a spokesman for AIST. According to Burton Inc, the technology might also be used for emergency distress signals or even temporary road signs. The display utilises an ionisation effect which occurs when...
  • Creeping crinoids! Sea lilies crawl to escape predators, new video shows (Maybe it's designed!)

    10/18/2005 6:37:12 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 2 replies · 301+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | October 16, 2005 | Staff
    ANN ARBOR, Mich.---With their long stalks and feathery arms, marine animals known as sea lilies look a lot like their garden-variety namesakes. Perhaps because of that resemblance, scientists had always assumed that sea lilies stayed rooted instead of moving around like their stalkless relatives, the feather stars. But videos taken from a submersible research vessel at a depth of 430 meters (1410 feet) near Grand Bahama Island reveal that some sea lilies can creep along the ocean floor, apparently to escape from sea urchins that prey upon them. The video and related studies help paint a bigger picture of the...
  • CA: Romer's secret fund - Nonprofit created to talk up LAUSD

    07/09/2005 9:53:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 370+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 7/9/05 | Naush Boghossian
    Days after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his support for an effort to break up the LAUSD, Superintendent Roy Romer quietly created a nonprofit organization that has raised nearly $150,000 to tout the school district's accomplishments, the Daily News has learned. Despite having the district's nearly $1 million public-relations operation at his disposal, Romer founded Friends of L.A. Schools -- with himself as CEO -- to counter criticism by Schwarzenegger and then-mayoral challenger Bob Hertzberg that the Los Angeles Unified School District was too large and inefficient. "This began in February when there was a lot of criticism of the district,...
  • Has Congress Created 'Federal Police Power'?

    01/01/2005 5:18:59 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 18 replies · 859+ views
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, January 01, 2005 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    WASHINGTON — Every American is just a few steps away from committing a crime. That point is raised in new publications that seek to cast a critical eye on lawmakers for their aggressive approach to going after supposed wrongdoing. "I think we should be alarmed on a number of different levels," said Bob Barr, a former Republican member of Congress from Georgia who also used to be a U.S district attorney. "We’re changing the very nature of society — the over-criminalization of society."

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Beyond the Pale

    09/27/2004 9:13:15 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 3 replies · 573+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | September 27, 2004 | Ted Belman
    The world has decided that the territories are beyond the pale for the Jews. In a crash course on Jewish literacy, dealing with the Pale of Settlement published by we learn "From 1791 until 1915, the Jews living in Eastern Europe were confined by the Czars of Russia -- starting with Catherine the Great -- to an area known as the "Pale of Settlement" (meaning "borders of settlement"). "Jews were specifically expelled from Moscow and St. Petersburg and forced into the Pale. Later they were also expelled from rural areas within the Pale and forced to live only in...
  • Job Growth Jumps; Bush Economic Plan Sound

    09/03/2004 9:03:56 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 893+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | September 3, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    The Labor Department reported this morning that the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 5.4% in August, down from 5.5% in July, and that our economy created 144,000 new jobs in August. July job creation was revised upward to 73,000 from the 32,000 initially reported. 78,000 new jobs were added in June. Looks like the July numbers were a blip and we’re getting back to the torrid pace of job creation of May (248,000), April (346,000), and March (353,000). After President Bush’s stirring speech last night and the good economic news, just how will Senator Franken-Kerry put a negative spin on...
  • 'Super-TB' Created By Scientists

    12/31/2003 8:04:47 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 245+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-31-2003
    'Super-TB' created by scientists TB is a major world killer A virulent form of tuberculosis was created in the laboratory by experts trying to alter its genetic structure. The mutant form of the bug multiplied more quickly, and was more lethal than its natural counterpart. Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley, US, had actually been trying to disable genes and make the bacterium less deadly. "This is one of the very few hyper-virulent organisms ever created," said scientist Dr Lisa Morici. Tuberculosis is one of the world's biggest killers, and scientists are probing its genetic structure in a...
  • CA: State parties plan for crunch created by finance ruling

    12/11/2003 7:24:33 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 96+ views
    OC Register ^ | 12/11/03 | Dena Bunis
    <p>WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court's affirmation of campaign-finance reform is sending California Democrats to the Internet and Republicans to see how state money- raising laws can help them fill the gap the ban on soft money is going to create.</p>