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  • 'End of Days' for Hillary Campaign?

    04/07/2016 3:39:52 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "At the end of the day" has been voted the most irritating, hackneyed expression in the English language. If once in a while it slips into our speech, no big whoop. But in her interview on With All Due Respect today, when Hillary's political director, Amanda Renteria, used the expression twice in her very first answer, it caught this NewsBuster's attention. And so I found myself counting. Three, four--could this really go on? Yes! Five, and . . . a final sixth time before the interview finally ground to an end! Not to be too apocalyptic, but it has been...
  • Madeline Albright: 'Special Place in Hell' For Women Who Don't Vote For Hillary

    02/06/2016 5:40:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 139 replies ^ | February 6, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin referred to Madeline Albright's somewhat well-known saying, found on a Starbucks coffee cup, that "There's a special place in Hell for women who don't help other women." At the time, Albright, who served as Secretary of State under Bill Clinton, huffed: "Though I am flattered that Governor Palin has chosen to cite me as a source of wisdom, what I said had nothing to do with politics." She naturally followed that statement with an intense political attack on Palin and GOP presidential nominee John McCain. Now that Democrat Hillary...
  • What can the FBI do about Hillary Clinton without a grand jury?

    01/24/2016 12:58:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Hot ^ | January 24, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    It almost seems like old news at this point, but the Hillary Clinton email server story arc continues to dump one damaging headline after another on the head of the presumptive Democrat nominee. We saw the recent revelation that some of the material stashed away in that bathroom closet contained data relating to human intelligence at the highest level. We then heard former Attorney General Michael Mukasey say it’s time to charge her with mishandling classified documents. And yet nothing seems to happen beyond scattered rumors from mostly nameless sources saying that the FBI is busily digging away. Why is...
  • These 11 Photos Prove Hillary Clinton Is A Tired Old Woman Who Should Never Be President

  • Sanders bests Clinton in new early state polls [Including Iowa.]

    01/12/2016 5:25:40 PM PST · by familyop · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan 12, 2016 | Nick Gass and Gabriel Debenedetti
    The Vermont senator vaults past Clinton in Iowa, as the rivalry heats up for the Democratic nomination. The intensifying rivalry between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders spiked a few degrees on Tuesday with two new polls showing the Vermont senator catching fire in not only his regional stomping ground of New Hampshire but also in Iowa, where Clinton enjoyed a double-digit lead as late as mid-December. Monmouth University's survey of likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters out Tuesday showed 53 percent expressing support for Sanders, compared to 39 percent for Clinton. In Iowa, Sanders recorded his first victory over Clinton...
  • NH Poll: Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton in every major voting bloc

    01/12/2016 12:47:09 PM PST · by familyop · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 12, 2016 | CBS News
    Under New Hampshire's modified primary system, undeclared voters may vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary, although voters who are members of one of the parties cannot vote in the other party's primary...Sanders (50 percent) now leads Clinton (44 percent) among women voters, and he's holding his lead among men, 57 percent - 32 percent, similar to previous months. And voters under the age of 50 prefer Sanders, 58 percent - 30 percent. Older voters said in this survey they would support Sanders over Clinton by 50 percent to 44 percent. Two months ago, Clinton led this group 56...
  • How to eliminate pain tied to tooth decay [Grow 'new' teeth]

    11/17/2015 10:29:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | November 17, 2015 | by Zen Vuong & Provided by: University of Southern California
    A scanning electron microscope image of newly-grown enamel using amelogenin-chitosan hydrogel. Credit: Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC ==================================================================================================== Dual discoveries at USC propose a promising method to regrow nonliving hard tissue, lessening or even eliminating pain associated with tooth decay, which the National Institutes of Health calls the most prevalent chronic disease. Janet Moradian-Oldak, a professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, has investigated methods to regrow tooth enamel for the past two decades. The process is especially tricky because unlike bone, mature enamel cannot rejuvenate. Tooth enamel is a nonliving tissue. The a-ha moment...
  • Ex-Cop Gets Year in Jail for Asking to Lick Woman's Feet [Houston]

    10/23/2015 3:40:00 PM PDT · by familyop · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2015 | Associated Press
    A suburban Houston school district police officer who pulled over a female motorist and then asked to lick her feet has been sentenced to 1 year in jail.
  • Hillary Clinton Has Only Six Months to Live.

    10/01/2015 3:49:15 PM PDT · by Vinylly · 190 replies
    I don't know if you can believe the National Enquirer but the front page of the latest issue says she has a brain tumor, blood clots, MS, and is an alcoholic. Doctors are saying she has about six months to live. If this is not true then I think this is a bit too much for the National Enquirer to be printing this stuff.
  • Decay: Are liberal city centers dying off politically?

    08/11/2015 7:18:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/11/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s a given in American politics that urban centers are essentially Democrat strongholds. There is no point in Republicans or conservatives competing there because you’re simply not going to gain any votes or find any agreement on key policy points. This can be attributed to both economic and demographic factors. The low income urban communities are predominantly composed of minority voters and they stand with the Democrats in numbers which are too daunting to contemplate. The majority of the wealthy tend toward the limousine liberal crowd who can afford destructive taxes and have the leisure time available to dictate...
  • At Sea in an Alien Culture, Where Normal Is Defined as Deviant

    05/26/2015 8:31:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/25/2015 | Quinn Hillyer
    Some of us now struggle to recognize the culture we live in. We are profoundly baffled and greatly disturbed by what seems like a complete inversion of values. The zeitgeist looks at actions that to us seem utterly unremarkable and treats them as major social sins or even illegalities. Yet when other actions strike us as jaw-droppingly outrageous or corrupt, the larger culture shrugs without concern. If nearly half the culture acts and believes in ways that are alien to us, but they are backed by the establishment media hordes, then we in the other half feel utterly adrift...
  • Heavy Metal Clocks, U-Pb and Th-Pb Dating Models: Radioactive Dating, Part 7

    05/04/2015 9:54:10 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 2015 | Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D.
    Heavy Metal Clocks, U-Pb and Th-Pb Dating Models: Radioactive Dating, Part 7 by Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D. * The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. (Psalm 19:1-3) The heavens do indeed declare the glory of God, but some people choose to believe that the heavens appeared by random chance out of nothinga stance for which they are without excuse. Paul so forcefully points out in Romans 1:18-20 that who God is...
  • Science is 'in decay' because there are too many studies, finds, er, new study

    03/14/2015 7:20:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/13/15 | Mark Prigg
    Science could be in decay as there are simply too many new studies, a new study has found The research, dubbed 'Attention decay in science,' was recently published online by professors from universities in Finland and California. They concluded scholars can't keep pace with scientific literature.
  • Alkali Metal Dating, Rb-Sr Dating Model: Radioactive Dating, Part 4

    02/02/2015 7:40:42 AM PST · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Feb. 2015 | Vernon Cupps
    Alkali Metal Dating, Rb-Sr Dating Model: Radioactive Dating, Part 4 by Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D. * The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do the words of this law. (Deuteronomy 29:29) Editors note: Weve received a wide range of responses to Dr. Vernon Cupps recent radioactive dating Impact articles. Most readers appreciate the hard science, but many have struggled with the equations. The purpose of this series is to demonstrate in no uncertain terms that these dating methods do not prove...
  • Clocks in Rocks? Radioactive Dating, Part 1

    10/02/2014 12:55:33 PM PDT · by fishtank · 34 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Oct. 2014 | Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D.
    Clocks in Rocks? Radioactive Dating, Part 1 by Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D. * Radioactive dating is a key concept in determining the age of the earth. Many secular scientists use it to dismantle the faith of Christians and cause them to accept uniformitarian assumptions that, in addition to being scientifically erroneous, demand a figurative and distorted interpretation of Genesis. Being knowledgeable about such a widespread dating method is essential for Christians to address opposing arguments and critics. Is radioactive dating valid?
  • Cities With the Most Abandoned Homes

    07/14/2014 8:21:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 07/14/2014 | By Thomas C. Frohlich and Alexander Kent
    While there are a variety of options for homeowners in foreclosure,many have chosen to cut their losses and abandon their property. The housing market has been improving across much of the nation. However, some cities still have a long recovery process ahead of them as the market deals with a glut of homes in foreclosure, which can often stay in the system for several years. Meanwhile, many of these remain vacant. In Wichita, Kansas, nearly half of homes in foreclosure were abandoned as of the first quarter of 2014. In six of the nation’s most populous metro areas, at least...
  • Musings on Modernity

    05/06/2014 6:42:52 AM PDT · by Nelson Hultberg · 2 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | May 5, 2014 | Nelson Hultberg
    It is believed by many on the left today that our Constitution resulted from the Founding Fathers deceitfully conspiring to form a society ruled by aristocrats, and that the seeds for modernitys corruption lie in the Founders elitist Constitution that now plagues us. This is why it is so easy for todays liberals to ignore the Constitution with no qualms or regrets. They feel it is their duty to do so. Conservatives and libertarians see things differently. It was not the Founders in the beginning who warped the ideal of justice with elitism. It was the Progressives of the early...
  • Detroit Ruins Draw Tourists to City

    12/27/2013 8:52:40 PM PST · by John Semmens · 49 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Dec 2013 | John Semmens
    Detroits decline into bankruptcy and decay seems to have boosted its desirability as a sight for tourists to visit. Howard Carter, a recent visitor to the Citys ruins, was quite enthusiastic, Its like seeing the pyramids without having to wait thousands of years for them to turn into ruins. Carter congratulated himself on his good fortune. Instead of having to pay thousands of dollars to take the family to Egypt we were all able to hop in the car and drive over from Canton, Carter boasted. At most were out a few hundred bucks instead of the thousands an overseas...
  • The Case for a Solar Influence on Certain Nuclear Decay Rates ( article)

    05/16/2013 8:19:26 AM PDT · by fishtank · 20 replies
    Arxiv dot org ^ | Wed, 16 Jan 2013 | Sturrock, P. etal
    The Case for a Solar Influence on Certain Nuclear Decay Rates Peter Sturrock, Ephraim Fischbach, Daniel Javorsek II, Jere Jenkins, Robert Lee (Submitted on 16 Jan 2013) Power-spectrum analyses of the decay rates of certain nuclides reveal (at very high confidence levels) an annual oscillation and periodicities that may be attributed to solar rotation and to solar r-mode oscillations. A comparison of spectrograms (time-frequency displays) formed from decay data and from solar neutrino data reveals a common periodicity with frequency 12.5 year-1, which is indicative of the solar radiative zone. We propose that the neutrino flux is modulated by the...
  • (FAIL) What Futurists in 1988 Imagined Los Angeles Would Be Like in 2013

    03/16/2013 5:47:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 16, 2013 | Lauren Davis
    What futurists in 1988 imagined Los Angeles would be like in 2013 With the year 2013 a quarter of a century away, the Los Angeles Times in 1988 asked 30 futurists and other experts what they thought life in their city would look like in 2013. They may have overshot the sophistication of our robots, but many of those predictions for 2013 have come trueor at least come close. Reporter Nicole Yorkin wrote the futurism pieces for the April 3, 1988 issue of the Los Angeles Times Magazine, compiling the information from her various interviews. The articles include illustrations by...
  • Detroit Betrayed: The Radical Wrecking Of An Iconic City

    01/14/2013 7:23:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/14/2013 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    Sometimes its better to tell a story backwards, from end to beginning. This story ends on December 10, 2012, when President Obama traveled to Michigana state with unemployment over 9 percent. He made a stop in Detroit, Michigans largest city, which is bankrupt. There, Obama made the ironic boast: You only have to look to Michigan where workers were instrumental in reviving the auto industry to see how unions have helped build not just a stronger middle class but a stronger America. Of course, the auto industry, like much of the rest of Detroit, is in ruins. This is the...
  • Democratic Party Chief Wins Primary in Italy

    12/02/2012 3:14:35 PM PST · by docbnj · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2 Dec 2012 | Giada Zampano
    Democratic Party chief Pier Luigi Bersani defeated rival Matteo Renzi in the final round of political primaries on Sunday, a victory that makes him the center-left movement's candidate for prime minister and positions him as the favorite to succeed Premier Mario Monti in the spring's general elections.
  • 5 Signs Of Societal Degeneration In America

    11/17/2012 7:55:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | November 17, 2012 | John Hawkins
    It's true that the "good old days" weren't always good, but we should also remember that our belief that we're completely superior to previous generations of Americans doesn't even remotely square with reality. It's fine to pat ourselves on the back for being wealthier, more educated and considerably less racist than we used to be, but we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that those less educated, backward people in their antiquated clothes were head and shoulders better than we are in a myriad of other ways. We should remember that the real problem isn't having a problem; it's having...
  • The National Debt: $16 Trillion Dollars Of Moral, Cultural And Political Decay

    09/04/2012 3:30:10 PM PDT · by billflax · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/04/2012 | Bill Flax
    Wow! Well soon cross Sixteen Trillion Dollars in Federal Debt! S-i-x-t-e-e-n T-r-i-l-l-i-o-n D-o-l-l-a-r-s. Thats a lot of vote buying even for Washington. Is this ruin? Have we indentured our children into servitude? Solomon warned borrowers will be slaves to their lenders. Add $120 plus trillion in unfunded forthcoming liabilities and, well, were doomed. Yet, as significant as this looks, and sixteen trillion of anything cannot be insignificant, the economic repercussions are the least of Americas worries. We still finance this cheaply. Rates on Treasuries remain low. Moreover, America endures as the worlds preeminent economic engine. Obviously, debt weighs heavily on...
  • Would you want to survive the end of civilization?

    07/02/2012 3:12:30 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 90 replies
    IO9 ^ | July 2, 2012 | ith Veronese
    Would you want to survive the end of civilization? Let's say the end of the world as we know it is coming but someone offers you a priceless spot in their guaranteed-to-be-safe bunker, so you can be one of the chosen few who rebuilds the Earth. Would you want to survive, and emerge into the post-apocalyptic wasteland? Would the positives of playing a role in a new society outweigh the loss of creature comforts? Or would you rather just go out with the majority of the human race? I wouldn't last long in a Mad Max-style world the...
  • The Cosmic Story of Carbon-14

    06/05/2012 12:48:06 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    Starts with a Bang ^ | 6/4/12 | Ethan Siegel
    Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional properties. -James Jeans Here on Earth, every living thing is based around four fundamental, elemental building blocks of life: hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and, perhaps most importantly, carbon.Image Credit: Robert Johnson / University of Pennsylvania. From diamonds to nanotubes to DNA, carbon isindispensablefor constructing practically all of the most intricate structures we know of. Most of the carbon in our world comes from long-dead stars, in the form of Carbon-12: carbon atoms containing six neutrons in their nucleus. About 1.1% of all carbon is Carbon-13, with one...
  • Moynaq Graveyard of Ships in the Desert (Uzbekistan)

    05/27/2012 8:30:55 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Kuriositas ^ | Saturday, 26 May 2012 | Kuriositas
    Moynaq Graveyard of Ships in the Desert Many have visited an abandoned city and wondered what catastrophic event could have caused such an exodus from a metropolis once so evidently thriving. Yet these cities are usually hundreds if not thousands of years old, the everyday clamor and cry of civilization just an echo. Visit Mo'ynaq in Uzbekistan, however, and you can see apocalypse right here, right now. The Soviet era sign still welcomes people to the city. Yet there are few visitors who stay more than a few hours. They all leave after they have done looking at what...
  • After 50 Years, Fire Still Burns Under Pennsylvania Town (Centralia, PA - Ghost Town)

    05/26/2012 9:18:07 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | May 25, 2012 | Michael Rubinkam
    After 50 years, fire still burns under Pa. town (A motorist in 2004 drives among the smoldering remains of land near Route 61 in Centralia, Pa. AP file photo) Fifty years ago Sunday, a fire at the town dump ignited an exposed coal seam, setting off a chain of events that eventually led to the demolition of nearly every building in Centralia a whole community of 1,400 simply gone. All these decades later, the Centralia fire still burns. It also maintains its grip on the popular imagination, drawing visitors from around the world who come to gawk at twisted,...
  • Turn Out The Lights - Largest U.S. Cities Becoming Cesspools Of Filth, Decay And Wretchedness

    05/25/2012 9:05:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 154 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 05/24/2012 | Michael Snyder
    Once upon a time, the largest U.S. cities were the envy of the entire world. Sadly, that is no longer the case. Sure, there are areas of New York City, Boston, Washington and Los Angeles that are still absolutely beautiful but for the most part our major cities are rapidly rotting and decaying. Cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore, Memphis, New Orleans, St. Louis and Oakland were all once places where middle class American workers thrived and raised their families. Today, all of those cities are rapidly being transformed into cesspools of filth, decay and wretchedness. Millions of good jobs...
  • Obama and Warren, the fabulists - rottenness at the heart of academia, the media and govt

    05/20/2012 1:50:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    ......I've often thought that God has a particularly acerbic wit. After all, FriedrichNietzsche, who famously proclaimed God is Dead, badly wanted to be known as a famous writer. He was granted his wish -after he became too insane to enjoy his fame. Obama seems to have wanted to become an uber-celebritycumpolitician in the worst possible way. How fitting it would be if presides over the bankruptcy of both systems. ..fabulists rising to some of the most esteemed positions in our society have potential impact far beyond what people suspect. They lay bare a rottenness at the heart of academia, the...
  • Live Out Your Walking Dead Fantasies In This Abandoned Tennessee Prison - Modern Ruins

    03/04/2012 12:08:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 3, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    Live Out Your Walking Dead Fantasies In This Abandoned Tennessee Prison - Modern Ruins We're going to have to wait until season three of The Walking Dead TV show to see the zombie-filled prison. But if you're near Nashville, you can visit the Tennessee State Prison, an abandoned penitentiary. It looks like the zombies got to it first. Even before it fell into decay, this prison suffered plenty of woes at the hands of its prisoners. In 1902, a group of prisoners blew out a wing of the facility, killing one prisoner and allowing others to escape (two were never...
  • 7 Most Incredible Tank Graveyards on Earth

    02/26/2012 4:27:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies · 3+ views
    7 Most Incredible Tank Graveyards on Earth In certain corners of the globe you'll find the strangest of military cemeteries places filled not with the bodies of fallen troops but littered with the carcasses of abandoned tanks. These once-formidable weapons of war no longer strike fear into the hearts of opposing forces; their days of rolling inexorably onwards on the teeth of steel tracks are over. Now, the armor of these behemoths is rusting and corroded, their hatches all but sealed from lack of use, and their controls never again to be manned by commanders in battle. WWII tank...
  • Formerly Great Cities All Over America Are Turning Into Open, Festering Sores

    01/01/2012 9:45:00 PM PST · by blam · 177 replies
    Formerly Great Cities All Over America Are Turning Into Open, Festering SoresJanuary 1, 2012 Once upon a time, the people of the United States constructed beautiful, shiny cities from coast to coast that were the envy of the entire globe. We had the largest and most vibrant middle class that the world has ever seen and life was quite good in America. But now all of our prosperity is coming crashing down and many of our formerly great cities are turning into open, festering sores. Unfortunately, we are drowning in so much debt that we can barely even slow down...
  • Police: 9 arrested after Mall of America fights

    Authorities arrested at least nine people after a "series of fights" at the nation's biggest shopping mall sent chairs flying and caused after-Christmas shoppers to flee, officials in Minnesota said Tuesday. Police and security officers at the Mall of America arrested a mix of young adults and juveniles after a food-court fight around 4 p.m. Monday broke up into brawls elsewhere in the shopping center, Bloomington Police Department Commander Mark Stehlik said. At one point, police received reports of up to 10 separate fights, he said. Video of one incident showed a man picking up a chair to throw as...
  • Homosexual Coaches

    12/21/2011 9:45:05 PM PST · by Iamchief · 49 replies
    Dec 21, 2011 | Iamchief
    Has the unveiling of perverse homosexual behavior among male college coaches shed light on a deeper systemic problem with America? Are we seeing the tip of an immoral and sick iceberg; which, if it continues to drift, may tear a hole in our ship?
  • (San Diego) Authorities Investigate Strong Odor Around County

    08/17/2011 6:21:50 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 26 replies
    10News ^ | 5:52 pm PDT August 17, 2011 | 10News
    Authorities are investigating reports from around San Diego County of a strong odor similar to jet fuel. 10News has received dozens of calls from residents who say they smelled what they believe is jet fuel since around 2 p.m. Callers from Encinitas, Solana Beach, Pacific Beach, Mira Mesa and La Jolla have all reported the odor. Residents living in inland areas such as North Park, Hillcrest and Rancho Bernardo have said they can smell the odor in their area. The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department has confirmed they have received numerous calls regarding the smell. A public affairs spokesman at MCAS...
  • Inspector America Detroit edition (Vanity)

    05/22/2011 6:57:32 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 21 replies
    History Channel | May 22nd 2011 | Me
    Tonight's season finale of Inspector America on the history channel at 10 pm.
  • Customer Shoves 100-year-old Wis. Walmart Greeter

    11/30/2010 5:00:40 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 61 replies
    AP via CBS News ^ | November 29, 2010
    (AP) MILWAUKEE (AP) - A 100-year-old greeter at a Milwaukee Walmart was shoved by a customer after the centenarian tried to stop the woman to determine if she'd paid for items that were in the lower part of her shopping cart, police said Monday. Greeter Lois Speelman fell down and went to a hospital after she was shoved on Sunday. "I'm bruised a little, but I'm able to go back to work Thursday," Speelman told The Associated Press from her home on Monday.
  • The Ed Miliband story

    09/26/2010 11:34:05 AM PDT · by docbnj · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 Sep 2010 | Brian Wheeler
    To some extent, Ed Miliband has spent much of the first 40 years of his life in the shadow of his older, better-known brother David, the former foreign secretary. During the leadership contest, both Miliband brothers made much of the fact they went to an ordinary North London comprehensive school. And while this is true, their childhood will probably have been a little more colourful, and certainly more intellectually stimulating, than that of the average North London schoolboy. Their father, Ralph, a Polish Jew who fled the Nazi invasion of Belgium in 1940, was one of the leading Marxist theorists...
  • White House vanity makeover wont help Barack Obamas decaying presidency

    08/31/2010 8:21:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | September 1, 2010 | Nile Gardiner
    While British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne frets over spending 148 on a fish and chips lunch with the Governor of the Bank of England, Barack Obama has no qualms about requesting an expensive revamp of the Oval Office when the US federal deficit is approaching a staggering $1.3 trillion and unemployment hovers at just under ten percent. The Wall Street Journal has outlined some of the chic decorative changes at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Handmade striped wallpaper manufactured in Amagansett, N.Y., with trim painted in American-made Benjamin Moore. Obamas decorating team reupholstered in caramel-colored leather the two mahogany arm-chairs...
  • Is the Sun Emitting a Mystery Particle?

    08/27/2010 3:40:04 PM PDT · by epithermal · 40 replies
    Discovery ^ | Aug 25, 2010 | Ian O'Neill
    When probing the deepest reaches of the Cosmos or magnifying our understanding of the quantum world, a whole host of mysteries present themselves. This is to be expected when pushing our knowledge of the Universe to the limit. But what if a well-known -- and apparently constant -- characteristic of matter starts behaving mysteriously? This is exactly what has been noticed in recent years; the decay rates of radioactive elements are changing. This is especially mysterious as we are talking about elements with "constant" decay rates -- these values aren't supposed to change. School textbooks teach us this from an...
  • U.N. "falling apart" under Ban Ki-moon: ex-official ( Secretariat now is in a process of decay)

    07/20/2010 3:20:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/20/10 | Louis Charbonneau
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) The former head of the United Nations' internal oversight office has accused U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of poor leadership, saying that the world body was "falling apart" and becoming irrelevant. The latest criticism of Ban's performance at the helm of the United Nations, first reported by the Washington Post on Tuesday, comes as his aides weigh the former South Korean foreign minister's prospects for a possible second term. The former head of the U.N. Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), Inga-Britt Ahlenius of Sweden, said that under Ban's watch "there is no transparency, there is (a)...
  • Musicians assaulted in downtown St. Paul park, one robbed

    07/14/2010 10:47:53 PM PDT · by PeteePie · 11 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7/15/2010 | By Mara H. Gottfried
    News Share Print Email Font Resize Musicians assaulted in downtown St. Paul park, one robbed When assailants asked for their guitars, one man made a run for it By Mara H. Gottfried Updated: 07/15/2010 12:05:49 AM CDT Two longtime friends were playing guitars in a downtown St. Paul park late Tuesday when a group of men confronted them, assaulted both and robbed one... Zasada described the two robbers who weren't arrested: A black man, 25 to 31 years old, 6 feet 3 inches tall, 215 to 230 pounds, with short hair and no facial hair; wearing khaki pants, tennis...
  • Gay Marriage Advocate Kathy Griffin Jokes About Sarah Palin Performing Oral Sex on John McCain

    03/09/2010 1:26:49 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 30 replies · 389+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | March 9, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Well-known gay marriage advocate Kathy Griffin has joked about Sarah Palin performing oral sex on John McCain. In a lowlife stab at comedy on her Life on the D-List show, Kathy Griffin took her comically challenged act on the road to Anchorage, Alaska, last Friday, performing for a lowbrow crowd which can only be described as getting off on profane, sexual innuendo-humor directed at Sarah Palin. As if this piece of distastefulness wasn't enough, perhaps equally surprising was the person who escorted Griffin on stage for her profane, anti-Palin performance: none other than Levi Johnston! That's right, the Levi Johnston,...
  • The text of the film The fall of an empirethe Lesson of Byzantium

    09/08/2009 7:58:51 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 27 replies · 1,092+ views ^ | 11 февраля 2008 г. | Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov)
    The text of the film The fall of an empirethe Lesson of Byzantium Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov) Russian winter landscape. A church. A snowstorm. Narrator. Hello. In 1453, the Byzantine Empire fell. Let us now take a look at how this happened. Islamic chant weaves into the gusts of freezing wind. Instanbul. The muezzin continues his prayer, amplified by a loudspeaker. The noise of a market place in a Middle Eastern city. Turkish conversation. Narrator. This city was once called Constantinople; six centuries ago it was the capital city of what was without exaggeration one of the greatest civilizations in world...
  • Naked pic may lead to criminal charges

    10/16/2008 4:48:02 AM PDT · by Renfield · 50 replies · 2,086+ views ^ | 10-15-08 | Lisa Roose-Church
    An estimated 200 or more Livingston County students could face criminal charges for possessing a cell phone picture of a naked Pinckney High School student a photo the girl took herself and shared with friends who forwarded it to others, police say. The Livingston County Sheriff's Department has confiscated a dozen phones containing the photograph and is asking any students who have the photo to turn in their cellular phones at the school or Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Bob Bezotte said the 14-year-old girl indicated that she "was clowning around" when she took the picture of herself during the summer...
  • Do nuclear decay rates depend on our distance from the sun?

    08/29/2008 9:29:09 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 108 replies · 776+ views
    Heres an interesting conundrum involving nuclear decay rates. We think that the decay rates of elements are constant regardless of the ambient conditions (except in a few special cases where beta decay can be influenced by powerful electric fields). So that makes it hard to explain the curious periodic variations in the decay rates of silicon-32 and radium-226 observed by groups at the Brookhaven National Labs in the US and at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesandstalt in Germany in the 1980s. Today, the story gets even more puzzling. Jere Jenkins and pals at Purdue University in Indiana have re-analysed the raw data...
  • America's Fastest-Dying Cities

    08/06/2008 6:44:43 AM PDT · by Westlander · 89 replies · 339+ views ^ | 08.05.08 | Joshua Zumbrun
    Where's it worst? Ohio, according to our analysis, which racked up four of the 10 cities on our list: Youngstown, Canton, Dayton and Cleveland. The runner-up is Michigan, with two cities--Detroit and Flint--making the ranking.
  • Caption Senior Senator from Arizona John McCain

    01/21/2008 1:08:18 PM PST · by Dagnabitt · 85 replies · 84+ views
  • Weak dollar prompts record foreign buyouts of U.S. companies

    10/02/2007 1:16:48 PM PDT · by LM_Guy · 42 replies · 218+ views ^ | 10/02/2007 | Robert Weisman
    European, Asian and Canadian companies are taking advantage of the weaker dollar to buy their U.S. counterparts at a record pace, increasing investment in the United States but also raising fears about a potential loss of jobs and autonomy. "We could be looking at the world's largest tag sale if we continue to see declines in the dollar," said Donald Klepper-Smith, chief economist at DataCore Partners. In the latest large deal aided by a weak dollar, Commerce Bancorp, which is based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, agreed Tuesday to be acquired by Toronto-Dominion Bank of Canada in a cash-and-shares deal...