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  • 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 nothing—a 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) Editor’s note: We’ve 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 nationÂ’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 modernity’s corruption lie in the Founders’ elitist Constitution that now plagues us. This is why it is so easy for today’s 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
    Detroit’s 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 City’s ruins, was quite enthusiastic, “It’s 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 we’re out a few hundred bucks instead of the thousands an overseas...
  • The Case for a Solar Influence on Certain Nuclear Decay Rates (arxiv.org 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 true—or 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 it’s better to tell a story backwards, from end to beginning. This story ends on December 10, 2012, when President Obama traveled to Michigan—a state with unemployment over 9 percent. He made a stop in Detroit, Michigan’s 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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! We’ll 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. That’s 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, we’re doomed. Yet, as significant as this looks, and sixteen trillion of anything cannot be insignificant, the economic repercussions are the least of America’s worries. We still finance this cheaply. Rates on Treasuries remain low. Moreover, America endures as the world’s 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 is indispensable for 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...
  • Mo‘ynaq – 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
    Mo‘ynaq – 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 won’t help Barack Obama’s 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. Obama’s 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 mgottfried@pioneerpress.com 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 empire—the Lesson of Byzantium”

    09/08/2009 7:58:51 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 27 replies · 1,092+ views
    vizantia.info ^ | 11 февраля 2008 г. | Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov)
    The text of the film “The fall of an empire—the 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
    Livingstondaily.com ^ | 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
    Here’s 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
    forbes.com ^ | 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
    IHT.com ^ | 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...
  • Here's a new one: Being too broke to sell (your house)

    10/01/2007 12:51:04 PM PDT · by 2banana · 84 replies · 263+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 30, 2007 | Mary Umberger
    Most anybody in the mortgage business will tell you that August was a month that will live in infamy: The market was in turmoil, as doubts about the stability of subprime loans spread to other sectors of the mortgage world. How bad was it? A survey of mortgage brokers suggests that one in three consumers who recently signed purchase contracts canceled in August -- up from just 4 percent three years ago, according to the research firm that conducted the survey for Inside Mortgage Finance, a trade journal. The cancellation rate undoubtedly was fed by two scenarios playing out: Many...
  • Not Their Finest Hour

    07/18/2007 3:46:11 AM PDT · by Renfield · 8 replies · 602+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 7-18-07 | Lisa Fabrizio
    Sir Winston Churchill once said, "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." Although he did indeed write, as well as make, much history, it will be of no avail to him personally now that he has been dropped from the official list of persons required for study by English school students from the ages of 11 to 14. In an effort to improve the minds of their youth, in lieu of studying the man who was dubbed "The Greatest Briton of Them All" in a 2002 BBC poll, they will instead concentrate on "debt management,...
  • Tooth Decay Analysis Supports 'Out Of Africa' Theory Of Human Evolution

    03/17/2007 5:08:24 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 992+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-16-2007 | New York University
    Source: New York University Date: March 16, 2007 Tooth Decay Analysis Supports 'Out Of Africa' Theory Of Human Evolution Science Daily — A New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) research team has found the first oral bacterial evidence supporting the dispersal of modern Homo sapiens out of Africa to Asia. The team, led by Page Caufield, a professor of cariology and comprehensive care at NYUCD, discovered that Streptoccocus mutans, a bacterium associated with dental caries, has evolved along with its human hosts in a clear line that can be traced back to a single common ancestor who lived in...
  • Three High School Seniors Charged in Armed Robbery (Huntingtown, MD)

    04/12/2006 11:20:53 AM PDT · by Renfield · 10 replies · 978+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4-09-06 | Staff Writer
    Three seniors from Huntingtown High School were charged as adults with armed robbery and first-degree assault last week after holding up another Calvert County teenager in his home, law enforcement and school officials said. Robert Dredger, 17, and John Obal, 18, both from Chesapeake Beach, along with Ali Moasser, 17, from Huntingtown, are accused of carrying out a robbery with a 20-gauge shotgun on Wednesday to take a laptop computer, a cellphone and a wooden box from the Huntingtown home of 18-year-old Ryan Dailey, according to the Calvert Investigative Team. ~~~snip~~~ The robbery in Huntingtown occurred about 3 p.m. as...
  • The Swedish Media Massage: The Disturbing Truth About Sweden's Moral Decay

    02/22/2006 9:47:15 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 19 replies · 1,655+ views
    The Swedish Media MassageAFA Center for Law & Policy Friday, February 17, 2006 The disturbing truth about Sweden?s moral decay should serve to sober us from our own complacent drunken stupor.I recently had occasion to discuss religion and politics (dangerous ground, I know) with a Swedish mother of two visiting America. Sonya (not her real name) is a manager at a large investment house in Sweden. Her politics may be described as fiscally conservative and socially liberal. In a word, fashionable. We chatted about the Swedish economy, city life versus country life, and agreed that high taxes were hard on...
  • Supreme Court descent

    11/29/2005 11:23:52 AM PST · by JZelle · 10 replies · 443+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-29-05 | Arlo Wagner and Keyonna Summers
    The front door and main steps to the Supreme Court will remain closed until an assessment of the damage is completed. Built in 1935, the Supreme Court building is one of the newer facilities on Capitol Hill, compared with the more than 200-year-old U.S. Capitol and other historical buildings. Maintenance on those buildings is done every one-to-three years, said Eva Malecki, a spokeswoman for the Architect of the Capitol Office, which oversees and maintains the U.S. Capitol complex. In 2003, inspectors checked the building's east pediment during a routine maintenance check, Miss Malecki said. "There were no indications at that...
  • KIMILSUNGIA AND KIMJONGILIA - North Korea's Flowers of Evil

    10/19/2005 7:35:53 AM PDT · by Atlantic Bridge · 8 replies · 491+ views
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | October 19, 2005 | Andreas Lorenz
    On the 60th anniversary of the North Korean Communist Party, Kim Jong Il wallows in a cult of personality. But not everybody is celebrating -- food is bring rationed again and not even a colorful show can remove the spotlight from the country's growing problems. Workers and students celebrate both Kim Jong Il and his late father in the Arirang Festival at Pyongyang's May Day Stadium. Zoom AP Workers and students celebrate both Kim Jong Il and his late father in the Arirang Festival at Pyongyang's May Day Stadium. In an auditorium on the Taedong River in Pyongyang, two special...
  • A new way to stop digital decay

    09/20/2005 4:13:50 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 52 replies · 1,042+ views
    The Economist ^ | September 15, 2005 | Economist Staff
    A new way to stop digital decay Sep 15th 2005 From The Economist print edition Computing: Could a “virtual computer”, built from software, help to save today's digital documents for historians of the future? WHEN future historians turn their attention to the early 21st century, electronic documents will be vital to their understanding of our times. Old web pages may not turn yellow and brittle like paper, but the digital documents of today's culture face a more serious threat: the disappearance of computers able to read them. Even a relatively simple electronic item, such as a picture, requires software...
  • First measurements of Earth's core radioactivity

    07/27/2005 11:13:59 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 35 replies · 1,496+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7/27/05 | Celeste Biever
    EARTH'S natural radioactivity has been measured for the first time. The measurement will help geologists find out to what extent nuclear decay is responsible for the immense quantity of heat generated by Earth. Our planet's heat output drives the convection currents that churn liquid iron in the outer core, giving rise to Earth's magnetic field. Just where this heat comes from is a big question. Measurements of the temperature gradients across rocks in mines and boreholes have led geologists to estimate that the planet is internally generating between 30 and 44 terawatts of heat. Some of this heat comes from...
  • HEALTHCARE WARNING -- CANUCK SOCIALIZED MEDICINE TOPEDOED BY LEFT-WING COURT

    06/16/2005 8:39:22 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 11 replies · 743+ views
    It is virtually impossible to have a debate about the American healthcare system without someone mentioning the Canadian alternative (socialized medicine, with the government acting as a single payer and no private alternative system available). Exalted by the likes of idealistic liberals, the Canadian system often gets touted as a more humane alternative to the American scenario since it offers that glorious-sounding fantasy of “universal coverage.” The only trouble, of course, is that Canadians face intolerable waiting times that compromise their health and quality of life (and sometimes their very lives themselves). The situation has gotten so severe that now...
  • Parental Group Says Hilton Ad Too Hot For TV (Porn As Burger Bait)

    05/24/2005 4:50:19 PM PDT · by drt1 · 63 replies · 1,940+ views
    Parents Television Council considers asking FCC to declare spot indecent. LOS ANGELES - A Carl's Jr. commercial starring a scantily clad Paris Hilton frolicking with a water hose is too hot for a media watchdog group. "This commercial is basically soft-core porn," said Melissa Caldwell, research director for the Los Angeles-based Parents Television Council. "It's inappropriate for television." The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that the group plans to mobilize its more than 1 million members to protest and is considering asking the Federal Communications Commission to declare the ad indecent.