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  • New 'large and bright' dwarf planet discovered in our solar system (unnamed,700 year solar orbit)

    07/13/2016 7:24:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/11/16 | Fox News
    Using a telescope at the top of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, scientists have discovered a new dwarf planet in our solar system, a body about 435 miles across that lacks a name and that researchers still know little about. The new dwarf planet, dubbed 2015 RR245, has such a huge, highly elliptical orbit that it takes an astonishing 700 Earth years to complete one trip around the sun, and it ventures over 120 times further away from the sun than our planet does. "The icy worlds beyond Neptune trace how the giant planets formed and then moved out from the Sun....
  • New Dwarf Planet Discovered Far Beyond Pluto's Orbit

    07/12/2016 8:03:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 846 replies ^ | 07/11/2016
    Pluto isn't quite as lonely as scientists had thought. Astronomers have discovered another dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt, the ring of icy objects beyond Neptune. But this newfound world, dubbed 2015 RR245, is much more distant than Pluto, orbiting the sun once every 700 Earth years, scientists said. (Pluto completes one lap around the sun every 248 Earth years.) "The icy worlds beyond Neptune trace how the giant planets formed and then moved out from the sun," discovery team member Michele Bannister, of the University of Victoria in British Columbia, said in a statement. "They let us piece together...
  • Clinton Labor Secretary Warns Against July 4th ‘Americanism’

    07/04/2016 4:44:21 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 84 replies
    Tea Party/Daily Caller ^ | 7/3/2016 | Daily Caller Staff
    Robert Reich wants Americans to be vigilant this July 4 against “exclusive patriotism” that “asserts a unique and superior ‘Americanism.’” (Daily Caller) – Former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration and current University of California Berkeley professor Robert Reich wants Americans to be vigilant this July 4 against “exclusive patriotism” that “asserts a unique and superior ‘Americanism.’” “We hear a lot about patriotism, especially around the Fourth of July. But in 2016, we’re hearing about two very different types of patriotism. One is an inclusive patriotism that binds us together. The other is an exclusive patriotism that keeps others...
  • Dwarf Jihadi Nicknamed 'Al-Chihuahua' Pictured Posing With Machine Gun While Fighting in Syria

    10/21/2015 9:49:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Mirror ^ | 19 OCT 2015
    The dwarf is understood to have joined the fighting in the Middle East with a group affiliated to Al QaedaA jihadi who appears to stand no more than three-foot tall has been pictured posing with machine guns in Syria. The dwarf, nicknamed by a journalist as 'Al-Chihuahua' is understood to have joined terror group Jabhat Al-Nusra which has links to Al Qaeda. The organisation are fighting both the Assad regime and ISIS in the war-torn region.
  • Robert Reich: Texas officials are a disaster in their own right

    06/02/2015 2:32:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | June 2, 2015 | Robert Reich
    As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has requested – and President Obama has granted – federal help. I don’t begrudge Texas billions of dollars in disaster relief. After all, we’re all part of America. When some of us are in need, we all have a duty to respond. But the flow of federal money poses a bit of awkwardness for the Lone Star State. After all, just over a month ago hundreds of Texans decided that a pending Navy Seal/Green Beret joint training exercise was really an excuse to take...
  • Dwarf handed colouring book and crayons by waitress while on a date with fiancee

    A dwarf took his fiancee to a restaurant for a romantic meal and was handed a children's colouring book and crayons by a waitress. James Lusted, 26, who is 3ft 7ins, was on a date at a Harvester Inn in Cardiff with his fiancee, Chloe Roberts, who is 5ft 7ins, when the waitress picked up two menus, the crayons and a colouring book. It was only when the waitress heard James's deep voice that she realised her mistake, and didn't serve the couple for the rest of evening. But Mr Lusted and his bride-to-be, 20, who are from Colwyn Bay,...
  • Dwarf who dressed as Oompa Loompa admits pestering schoolgirls for sex

    09/25/2014 12:07:34 PM PDT · by redreno · 76 replies ^ | 09/25/2014 | By Bill Gardner
    A dwarf who hired himself out for stag parties and hen nights has escaped jail after admitting pestering schoolgirls for sex. Marc Corrier, who accompanied revellers on wild party nights dressed as an Oompa Loompa, harassed the four young girls over the internet. The 4ft 2in performer from Motherwell, who can make £750 per night by being handcuffed to the groom, first messaged a pair of twins on Facebook when they were 15 and asked one to feel “his third leg'”. He also sent explicit messages to a 13-year-old girl whom he met at an under 16s disco, initially offering...
  • Norwegian Police: Boy Driver, 10, Claimed to Be a Dwarf

    02/14/2014 3:53:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 13, 2014
    Norwegian police said a 10-year-old boy who got his family's car stuck in a snowy ditch attempted to pass himself off as a dwarf. Vestoppland Police Officer Kai Lyshaugen said the boy and his 18 month old sister awoke in the night and he decided to bring the toddler along for a joyride in the family car to their grandmother's house, about 18 miles away, reported Thursday. Police said the car ended up in a ditch and the boy told a passing snowplow driver he was dwarf of legal driving age and ended up stuck when he tried to...
  • The Closest Star System Found in a Century

    03/11/2013 1:36:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    A pair of newly discovered stars is the third-closest star system to the Sun, according to a paper that will be published in Astrophysical Journal Letters. The duo is the closest star system discovered since 1916. The discovery was made by Kevin Luhman, an associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State University and a researcher in Penn State's Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds. Both stars in the new binary system are "brown dwarfs," which are stars that are too small in mass to ever become hot enough to ignite hydrogen fusion. As a result, they are...
  • Thirteen little galaxies all in a row: Configuration deviates from the expected...

    01/06/2013 8:06:50 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 36 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 1/6/13 | Randy Shore
    A string of 13 dwarf galaxies are in orbit around the galaxy Andromeda. The galaxies are spread across a flat plane more than one million light years wide and 30,000 light years thick, moving in synchonicity with each other. The phenomenon is unlike behaviour of other observed galaxies and suggests a hole in our knowledge of galaxy formation. A string of 13 dwarf galaxies in orbit around the massive galaxy Andromeda are not behaving as they should. The galaxies are spread across a flat plane more than one million light years wide and only 30,000 light years thick, moving...
  • Police Hunt for Men Dressed as Oompa-Loompas After Attack on 28-Year-Old as He Left Kebab House

    12/31/2012 5:01:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 31 December 2012 | Amanda Williams
    Police hunt for men dressed as Oompa-Loompas after attack on 28-year-old as he left kebab house • Man was left with cuts to his face, nose and lip, as well as two black eyes • Police are now hunting the two men dressed as the fictional factory workers Two men dressed as Oompa-Loompas from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are being hunted by police after they allegedly attacked a man on a night out. The pair - who had painted orange faces and dyed green hair and were wearing hooped tops like the characters in the 1971...
  • Dwarf-tossing at Ont. strip club not illegal

    02/10/2012 12:30:30 PM PST · by billorites · 27 replies
    The Sudbury Star ^ | January 31, 2012
    An Ontario strip club that was the impetus for a law against so-called dwarf-tossing is at it again. The law never passed, so Leopard's Lounge & Broil, in Windsor is holding another dwarf-tossing contest Saturday. "Uncle Leos has invited back our little friend for the party of the year," says the club's Facebook page. "All skill levels of dwarf tossers are welcome to attend this event (from rookies to veterans to dwarf-tossing pros)." Dwarf-tossing involves bar patrons throwing a little person volunteer, usually dressed in padded clothing, onto a mattress. Participants compete to see who can throw him or her...
  • ROBERT REICH: Get Ready For A Romney-Rubio Ticket

    01/03/2012 8:14:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 195 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 01/03/2012 | Robert Reichhhhhhhh
    Since my New Year’s prediction that Obama would select Hillary Clinton for his running mate in 2012 (and Joe Biden would become Secretary of State), I’ve been swamped by requests for my GOP prediction. Here goes. You can forget the caucuses and early primaries. Mitt Romney will be the nominee. Republicans may be stupid but the GOP isn’t about to commit suicide. The other candidates are all weighed down by enough baggage to keep a 747 on the tarmac indefinitely. For his running mate, Romney will choose Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida. Why do I say this? First,...
  • The Republican crack-up(Robert Reich weighs in on the Tea Party;)

    12/27/2011 1:59:00 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 27, 2011 | Robert Reich
    With the Iowa caucuses just days away, the Republican crack-up threatens the future of the Grand Old Party more profoundly than at any time since the GOP's eclipse in 1932. That's bad for America. The crack-up isn't just Romney-the-smooth versus Gingrich-the-bomb-thrower. Not just House Speaker John Boehner, who keeps making agreements he can't keep, versus House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who keeps making trouble he can't control. And not just the GOP establishment versus the Tea Partiers.The underlying conflict lies deep in the nature and structure of the Republican Party. And its roots are very old. As political analyst Michael...
  • Fired dwarf settles with Starbucks for $75K

    08/20/2011 10:11:42 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 22 replies ^ | Aug. 19, 2011 | staff
    Starbucks has settled a suit for $75,000 with a woman who claimed she was fired because she is a dwarf. According to Reuters, Elsa Sallard, a barista at a store in El Paso, TX, requested a stool or small stepladder to do her job. Starbucks denied the request and fired her that same day in 2009. The company said she could have been a danger to employees and customers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which filed the lawsuit in May, said after three days of training, the store should have made a reasonable accommodation for the woman. Robert Canino,...
  • Harry Potter dwarf spared jail over juggler's hat sex act

    07/29/2011 1:30:06 PM PDT · by Stoat · 60 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | July 29, 2011
    A dwarf who appeared in the Harry Potter and Star Wars films has dodged a short spell behind bars for indecently exposing himself to a teenager on a train. (edit) The celebrity was shown mercy by Recorder Richard Bond despite having previous convictions for sexual offences, including an incident in which he clambered into the bed of a stage manager and his girlfriend. The 40-year-old's previous convictions also included a series of "random" and explicit phone calls made to women from a hotel room as long ago as 1995. (edit)It is understood that Read has recently been hiring himself out...
  • U.S. suing Starbucks for firing dwarf

    05/18/2011 10:30:13 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 91 replies ^ | May 17, 2011 | Jessica Gottesman
    The federal government is suing Starbucks for firing a dwarf. According to Reuters, the barista, at a store in El Paso, TX, requested a stool or small stepladder to do her job. Starbucks denied the request and fired her that same day. The company said she could have been a danger to employees and customers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said after three days of training, the store should have made a reasonable accommodation for the woman.
  • Taxi kills dwarf gay crusader

    04/29/2010 1:30:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 88 replies · 2,092+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 29, 2010 | KIRSTEN FLEMI
    A vocal dwarf activist for issues ranging from gay and disabled rights to transportation was struck and killed by a taxi as he left a meeting on the Lower East Side, authorities said yesterday. Harry Wieder, 57, walked with crutches from a meeting of Community Board 3 Tuesday evening at PS 20, then crossed Essex Street in the middle of the block and was hit by a yellow cab, fellow board members said.
  • World's smallest man dead at 21: Guinness World Records

    03/15/2010 4:21:14 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 21 replies · 1,451+ views
    AFP via google ^ | 03/15/10 | Staff
    LONDON — The world's shortest man, He Pingping, who stood just over two feet five inches tall (75 centimetres), has died, Britain's Guinness World Records said Monday. He was 21. He -- a native of China who had a form of primordial dwarfism and measured 74.61 centimetres -- was in Rome taking part in a television show when he suffered chest problems. He was taken to hospital, where he died over the weekend. Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of London-based Guinness World Records, recalled measuring He in the northern Chinese region of Inner Mongolia in 2008.
  • Kingdom Of The Dwarves at Kunming World Butterflies Garden, Yunnan province, China

    11/13/2009 11:45:12 PM PST · by csvset · 3 replies · 502+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 14 nov 2009 | web
    Performers take part in a show called Kingdom Of The Dwarves at Kunming World Butterflies Garden, Yunnan province, China
  • WISE: Brown Dwarf Hunter Extraordinaire (set for launch 12/7)

    11/13/2009 8:58:56 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 16 replies · 735+ views
    Centauri-Dreams ^ | 11/13/09 | Paul Gilster
    Friday is a travel day for me, so be aware that comment moderation will be slow and sporadic. I just have time to get in word about the upcoming launch of the WISE mission, slated for December 7. NASA is planning a media briefing next Tuesday (November 17) to discuss the mission, which is designed to scan the entire sky at infrared wavelengths, spotting perhaps hundreds of thousands of asteroids and studying a wide range of stars and galaxies.The technology is fascinating in and of itself. WISE will image the entire sky in the infrared, using detectors kept below 15...
  • The Closest Dwarf (WISE: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer)

    08/24/2009 7:15:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 2,978+ views
    Centauri-Dreams ^ | 8/24/09 | Phil Gilster
    A conference like the recent on in Aosta offers plenty of opportunity to listen in on fascinating conversations, one of which had to do with what would happen if we found a brown dwarf closer to the Earth than the Centauri stars. The general consensus was that such a find would be a powerful stimulus to the public imagination and would probably result in renewed interest in getting to and exploring such a place. A boon, in short, for all our interstellar efforts, an awakening to a new set of possibilities.But if there were a brown dwarf that close,...
  • Indian comedy star Ajay Kumar is world's smallest actor

    04/24/2009 9:32:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies · 1,179+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 22 Apr 2009
    Indian comedy star Ajay Kumar is world's smallest actor Indian comedy star Ajay Kumar has been officially recognised as the world's smallest actor. Last Updated: 4:20PM BST 22 Apr 2009 Kumar, who is just 2 feet 6 inches tall has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records after starring in 50 films over 13 years. "There's no point complaining about being a dwarf," said Ajay, "I am small in size but I have got the talent and can work like a normal man." Better known by his stage name Unda Pakru, the tiny star has become a household...
  • Lost mountain dwarf is saved by chihuahua

    03/24/2009 3:51:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies · 1,723+ views ^ | March 24, 2009 | BEN ASHFORD
    A DWARF lost in a mountain range survived overnight thanks to her chihuahua dog. Beverley Burkitt, 45, had to sleep in deep forest after losing her way on a morning walk. The 3ft 8in mum snuggled up to 7in-tall pet Pebbles — who kept her warm and saved her from hypothermia. She was found the next morning after a huge search involving Snowdonia ground teams and helicopters.
  • Hippo eats Dwarf

    01/31/2009 2:02:26 PM PST · by woofie · 73 replies · 3,392+ views
    unknown newspaper via internet
    Bangkok: A hippopotamus swallowed a circus dwarf in a "freak accident" in northern Thailand according to a columnist in the Pattaya Mail. The Grapevine column reported" A circus dwarf nicknamed Od,died recently when he bounced sideways from a trampoline and was swallowed by a yawning hippopotamus waiting to appear in the next act" "Vets said Hilda the Hippo had a gag reflex which caused her to swallow. More than 1000 spectators continued to applaud wildly until they realized there had been a tragic mistake"
  • Dwarf in luggage was checked in at airport (Sweden)

    07/28/2008 10:39:59 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 44 replies · 157+ views
    UPI ^ | July 26, 2008 at 4:56 PM | Staff
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 26 (UPI) -- A traveler tried to check in a dwarf in a suitcase at the airport in Stockholm as a joke for a television show, officials said. The airport called police Wednesday but it turned out to be a prank for a television show called "Balls of Steel," Sweden's TT news agency reported.. "It was a stupid prank that scared the airport staff but no law has been broken," said police spokeswoman Yvonne Lindholm. The "Balls of Steel" program became notorious last year when a reporter sprayed water into the face of Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik...
  • New Dwarf Planet!

    07/20/2008 10:55:33 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 44 replies · 149+ views ^ | 7/14/08
    Image credit: compiled from NASA public images At times, people still express bemusement, or confusion, that Pluto was reclassified as a "dwarf planet", after having been considered a full-fledged planet for the better part of a century. One thing I always point out to them is that we're discovering more and more roughly Pluto-sized bodies. If we call them all planets, the list of planets would rapidly grow unmanageable! (Do you want to memorize the names of 20 planets? How about 80?) Today the list just got bumped up by one. Meet Makemake, the first body in our solar...
  • Myth of Dwarf Dinos in Dracula Country Confirmed

    06/24/2008 7:21:27 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 939+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 6-13-2008 | Jennifer Viegas
    Myth of Dwarf Dinos in Dracula Country Confirmed Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News June 13, 2008 -- In 1900, the sister of an eccentric Austro-Hungarian aristocrat named Baron von Nopsca found a tiny bone on the baron's family estate in Transylvania, a historical region in present-day Romania. The baron, who was a dinosaur buff, identified the bone as belonging to a dwarf dino that likely once lived on an island in the region. The motorcycle-riding baron's outrageous theories were ridiculed and largely dismissed, but now new evidence suggests his proposed island of dwarf dinosaurs did indeed exist in the land of...
  • Young Teen Runaway's Alleged Pimp To Face Judge

    06/23/2008 3:37:43 AM PDT · by ninonitti · 30 replies · 225+ views ^ | Jun 23, 2008 5:30 am | By Ninad Shah and Lee Kushnir
    NEW YORK (CBS) ― A dwarf charged with prostituting an underage runaway will appear in Kings County Supreme Court on Monday. Jacqueline Green, a.k.a. 'Shorty,'due to her 3 foot 9 inch height, is charged with promoting prostitution and child endangerment for allegedly pimping a 15-year-old that ran away from a troubled home. According to published reports, Green is accused of using her Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment as a sex pad for clients who paid $250 per half-hour for intercourse, and $100 per half-hour of oral sex. Clients were found using Craigslist. Green, 26, pleaded not guilty to all charges. The teenage girl...
  • Former Clinton cabinet member, 2 ex-senators endorse Obama

    04/18/2008 2:55:37 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 52 replies · 206+ views
    AP ^ | April 18th, 2008 | GLEN JOHNSON
    BOSTON - Former Clinton Cabinet member Robert Reich on Friday endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary Rodham Clinton in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination. Two other Democratic elder statesmen, former Sens. Sam Nunn of Georgia and David Boren of Oklahoma, also said they were supporting the Illinois senator. Reich, who served as Labor secretary under Bill Clinton, said in a blog post that "although Hillary Clinton has offered solid and sensible policy proposals, Obama's strike me as even more so." Reich also said Obama's plans for reforming Social Security and health care have a better chance of succeeding, and...
  • World's Smallest Girl Proud Of Her Tiny Size

    04/06/2008 8:18:10 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 2,376+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-7-2008 | Kate Day
    World's smallest girl proud of her tiny size By Kate Day Last Updated: 2:44am BST 07/04/2008 At just 1ft 11 in tall, she is dwarfed by her neighbour's baby, but Jyoti Amge is 15 years old. How About That? Because news doesn't have to be serious The teenager, who is the world's smallest girl according to the Indian Book of Records, has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia. Now fully grown, she weighs just 11 lb. Jyoti Amge with a neighbour's 13-month old baby and with her school friends Far from being unhappy about her tiny size, Jyoti says that...
  • Do dwarf galaxies favour MOND over dark matter?

    04/03/2008 8:16:25 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies · 129+ views
    A detailed analysis of eight dwarf galaxies that orbit the Milky Way indicates that their orbital behaviour can be explained more accurately with Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) than by the rival, but more widely accepted, theory of dark matter. The results were presented by Garry Angus, of the University of St Andrews, at the RAS National Astronomy Meeting in Belfast on Wednesday 2nd April. 'MOND was first suggested to account for things that we see in the distant universe. This is the first detailed study in which we've been able to test out the theory on something close to home....
  • Dwarf hippo fossils found on Cyprus

    12/05/2007 4:35:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 398+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/5/07 | Menelaos Hadjicostis - ap
    AYIA NAPA, Cyprus - An abattoir used by early Cypriots, a place where animals went to die, or a shelter that ultimately proved a death trap? Cypriot and Greek scientists are studying a collapsed cave filled with the fossilized remains of extinct dwarf hippopotamuses — descendants of hippos believed to have reached the island a quarter-million years ago. Paleontologists have unearthed an estimated 80 dwarf hippos in recent digs at the site just outside the resort of Ayia Napa on the island's southeastern coast. Hundreds more may lie beneath an exposed layer of jumbled fossils. Scientists hope the fossil haul,...
  • Dwarf Santa yields giant insight into Kuiper Belt

    03/14/2007 8:41:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 395+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/14/07 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) - Astronomers have pieced together the remnants of a mighty collision that smashed apart a planet-sized rock in the Kuiper Belt, on the far-flung fringes of the Solar System. First identified in the 1950s by Dutch-US skygazer Gerard Kuiper, the disk-shaped belt is believed to be populated by tens of thousands of icy bodies, encircling the Sun beyond the orbit of Neptune. A team led by Michael Brown of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) took a close look at the belt's third largest object, 2003 EL61. Nicknamed "Santa" because the team spotted it at Christmas-time, 2003 EL61...
  • What a bunch of Dopeys (Snow white censored outlawing word Dwarf)

    10/17/2005 6:00:04 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 81 replies · 2,307+ views
    The Sun, UK ^ | October 17, 2005 | Anthony France
    IN TODAY'S SUN What a bunch of Dopeys Short shrift ... drama group's Snow White - and her seven 'gnomes' By ANTHONY FRANCE PANTOS of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs are being censored — to outlaw the word DWARF. A shocked village drama group sent off for a script and found Dopey and his pals — played by kids — had to be called “gnomes” instead. Ray Lionet, 73, of the Coxheath Players in Kent, said the ban was to avoid offending short people. He said: “It’s madness.”
  • Size doesn’t count at the World Dwarf Games (Who says France is denied Olympics?)

    07/06/2005 6:44:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies · 1,812+ views
    Daily Times ^ | 7/06/05
    Size doesn’t count at the World Dwarf Games PARIS: Aside from the pursuit of gold medals competitors at the World Dwarf Games being held in France this week wanted to be treated as serious athletes, and not pitied because of their height. The fourth edition of the championships at Rambouillet, south of Paris, has drawn together 135 dwarves measuring between 80cm and 1.40m with the largest delegation coming from Britain. Other countries represented are the United States, Belgium, Denmark, New Zealand, Spain, Morocco, Kosovo, and hosts France. Arthur Dean, president of the International Dwarf Athletics Federation, believes these championships send...
  • DeWine Highly Doubts He Will Be Court Pick

    07/02/2005 4:39:45 PM PDT · by You Dirty Rats · 34 replies · 1,301+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 07-02-2005 | Sabrina Eaton
    Washington- Senate Judiciary Committee member Mike DeWine, who was mentioned by Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday as a potential Supreme Court pick, doesn't anticipate being nominated. "I'm on the short list, just the wrong short list," he joked. DeWine, an Ohio Republican, compared the intense public kibitzing over Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's successor to "watching the speculation for the next pope." Because O'Connor was a swing vote in many cases, DeWine said, whoever fills her slot could shape the court for years to come. He said he plans to scrutinize case decisions and writings of whomever Bush selects...
  • No tears as arsonist dwarf sent to jail

    05/06/2005 8:16:03 AM PDT · by kiwi_hawk · 24 replies · 521+ views
    stuff ^ | 06 May 2005 | JILL ROLSTON
    A little person support group has dismissed the sympathy card played by dwarf Hamilton arsonist Shane Reid. The "tear-jerking" antics of Reid's lawyer do not ring true, says Little People of New Zealand liaison officer Katy Sinclair –- the mother of a 13-year-old with the most common form of dwarfism. Reid, 27, was jailed yesterday for 2 1/2 years for arsons on Cambridge High and Forest Lake classrooms which caused $400,000 damage. He will be kept in a secure facility for intellectually disabled prisoners. During his trial, lawyer Tom Sutcliffe told the court about Reid's claims of a tragic upbringing...
  • Hobit Dwarf Caveman

    03/04/2005 4:42:55 AM PST · by discipler · 30 replies · 1,279+ views
    Professor Richard Roberts points to an artist impression of a hobbit-like dwarf, the astonishing discovery that could rewrite the history of human evolution, in Sydney, Australia, Oct. 28, 2004. A 3-foot-tall adult female skeleton found in a cave on a remote Indonesian island is believed 18,000 years old and smashes the long-cherished scientific belief that our species, Homo sapiens, systematically crowded out other upright-walking human cousins beginning 160,000 years ago.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)Wow! Using powerful scanning devices look at what the artist was able to illustrate! Look how wise and thoughtful the little fella appears! Wow, wow, and triple wow: impressive...
  • Pint-sized cattle are a Cuban revolution

    10/28/2004 3:13:00 PM PDT · by sociotard · 50 replies · 1,723+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 14 Sep 2004 | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
    RAUL Hernandez, a Cuban rancher, claims to have bred a family pet that pays its way - a mini-cow about the size of an Alsatian dog. Although the same basic shape as any of the world’s famous breeds of cattle, such as Holstein or Aberdeen-Angus, those bred by Mr Hernandez are less than half the size. Standing about 23 inches (58 centimetres) to 28 inches (71 centimetres) tall, the mini-cows can be kept in a small area, graze simple grasses and weeds, and are, Mr Hernandez says, "a perfect source of milk for Cuban families". "They are patio cows -...
  • Scientists Find Another PLANET in our solar system!

    03/16/2004 6:57:47 PM PST · by vannrox · 44 replies · 4,930+ views
    Space DOT com - Breaking News ^ | posted: 03:51 pm ET 15 March 2004 | By Robert Roy Britt Senior Science Writer
    Scientists Find Another Huge Mini-World in Outer Solar System The most distant object ever seen orbiting the Sun is nearly as large as Pluto, expanding astronomers notions of how the solar system formed and what resides in its outskirts. The round world is currently three times farther away than Pluto from the Sun, a distance that expands even further on its 10,000-year orbit. It sits in a part of the solar system that some astronomers had thought empty. It is redder and brighter than anything astronomers have seen in the outer solar system, and scientists don't know why. The object...
  • LIVE THREAD: John Edwards FINALLY Drops Out of the Race!!

    03/03/2004 12:20:57 PM PST · by Howlin · 126 replies · 215+ views | March 3, 2004
    Have at it!
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 02-28-04

    02/27/2004 10:11:13 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 4 replies · 294+ views
    NASA ^ | 02-28-04 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2004 February 28 POX 186: Not So Long Ago Credit: Michael Corbin (CSC/STScI), William Vacca (MPE), NASA Explanation: Not so long ago and not so far, far away, a galaxy was born. Seen in this Hubble Space Telescope image, the island universe of stars, gas, and dust cataloged as POX 186 is a mere 68 million light-years distant toward an uncrowded region in the constellation Virgo. POX 186...
  • Gephardt Is History

    01/20/2004 11:15:21 AM PST · by Mich0127 · 63 replies · 204+ views ^ | 1/19/04 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Gephardt Is History Faced with a crushing defeat in Iowa, Rep. Dick Gephardt is dropping out of the race for the Democrat presidential nomination, the Associated Press and Fox News Channel reported tonight. AP quoted a party official as saying Gephardt would quit. Fox News said the announcement could come Tuesday morning. The lame-duck congressman himself hinted as much during a concession speech. "My campaign to fight for working people may be ending tonight, but our fight will never end," he said. He offered congratulations to his rivals and admitted one of them would wind up with the nomination. Gephard...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 11-10-03

    11/10/2003 4:10:54 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 4 replies · 202+ views
    NASA ^ | 11-10-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 November 10 An Intermediate Polar Binary System Illustration Credit & Copyright: Mark Garlick (Space-art) Explanation: How can two stars create such a strange and intricate structure? Most stars are members of multiple-star systems. Some stars are members of close binary systems where material from one star swirls around the other in an accretion disk. Only a handful of stars, however, are members of an intermediate polar, a...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 9-30-03

    09/29/2003 10:02:23 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 5 replies · 355+ views
    NASA ^ | 9-30-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 September 30 The Sagittarius Dwarf Tidal Stream Drawing Credit & Copyright: David Martinez-Delgado (MPIA) & Gabriel Perez (IAC) Explanation: Is our Milky Way Galaxy out to lunch? Recent wide field images and analyses now indicate that our home galaxy is actually still in the process of devouring its closest satellite neighbor. This unfortunate neighbor, the Sagittarius Dwarf galaxy, is now seen to be part of a larger...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 7-27-03

    07/27/2003 12:13:56 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 3 replies · 282+ views
    NASA ^ | 7-27-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 July 27 The Aquarius Dwarf Credit & Copyright: A. Oksanen, 2.6 meter Nordic Optical Telescope Explanation: Our Milky Way Galaxy is not alone. It is part of a gathering of about 50 galaxies known as the Local Group. Members include the Great Andromeda Galaxy (M31), M32, M33, the Large Magellanic Cloud, the Small Magellanic Cloud, Dwingeloo 1, several small irregular galaxies, and many dwarf elliptical and dwarf...
  • A warm welcome for Lucy - 29" dwarf 'towers over adversity' at Southlake Florence Elementary School

    01/15/2003 1:16:05 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 9 replies · 250+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 15, 2003 | By ESTHER WU / The Dallas Morning News
    A warm welcome for Lucy 'Just because she's not average doesn't mean she's not normal' 01/15/2003 By ESTHER WU / The Dallas Morning News It's never easy being the new kid in school. But for Lu Chiu-Ting, whose English is limited to a few phrases, including "OK, bye-bye," "potty" and "telephone," school is particularly challenging. At 29 inches tall, the 9-year-old is about half the size of her classmates and can barely see over the top of the school desks. But to third-grade students at Southlake's Florence Elementary School, Chiu-Ting, or Lucy, as she is now called, is a...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 1-13-03

    01/12/2003 9:21:37 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 9 replies · 223+ views
    NASA ^ | 1-13-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 January 13 The Dumbbell Nebula in Hydrogen and Oxygen Credit & Copyright: George Jacoby (NOAO) et al., WIYN, AURA, NOAO, NSF Explanation: The first hint of what will become of our Sun was discovered inadvertently in 1764. At that time, Charles Messier was compiling a list of "annoying" diffuse objects not to be confused with "interesting" comets. The 27th object on Messier's list, now known as M27...
  • Saudi Paper Lashes Out at Qatari FM

    07/29/2002 6:46:43 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 221+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | July 29 2002
    RIYADH --A Saudi newspaper Monday lashed out at Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabr al-Thani, calling him a "dwarf" and accusing him of openly dealing with Israel. "Hamad bin Jassem has chosen the (wrong) door to history, the one shunned by honest people dedicated to their (Arab) nation," ***Al-Watan*** daily said in a hard-hitting editorial. "The damage and abuses of the man have reached an unacceptable level ... We felt it was our duty to address him so he may understand ... We hope he does," the daily said. The criticism comes one day after Sheikh Hamad...