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  • A Trump Dimension? I Have No Words... (video only)(language warning)

    02/23/2017 8:21:55 AM PST · by servo1969 ^ | 2-23-2017 | Computing Forever
    A few choice comments by Dave Cullen. Today's subject: CNBC - "Physicists assure us that we're not living in an alternate reality where Trump is president"
  • Trump Effect (Video)

    04/04/2016 10:12:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 03/26/16
  • Donald Trump's campaign issues 20,000 tickets for 1,400 rally seats (in Burlington VT)

    01/06/2016 7:13:06 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 79 replies ^ | Jan 6, 2016 | WCVB
    The Burlington police said Trump's campaign issued the free tickets online through its website. Trump's rally will be held at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. Thursday. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The Flynn's capacity is 1,411, which includes space for the press pool.
  • The Pope Francis Effect: False compassion

    11/13/2013 7:35:58 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | November 13, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for the Associated Press, Rachel Zoll notes that, "The Vatican ambassador to the U.S., addressing American bishops at their first national meeting since Pope Francis was elected, said Monday they should not 'follow a particular ideology' and should make Roman Catholics feel more welcome in church. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano noted the challenges from broader society to Christian teaching....'the Holy Father wants bishops in tune with their people....He made a special point of saying that he wants pastoral bishops, not bishops who profess or follow a particular ideology.' In a September interview, Francis said Catholic leaders should give greater...
  • The Obama Effect

    08/30/2011 3:59:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies ^ | 8/30/11 | ABRAHAM KATZMAN
    This election highlights a growing phenomenon: non- Jewish Republican candidates outflanking Jewish Democrats in pro-Israel positions. When an Orthodox Jewish, kippa-wearing Democratic candidate might lose a congressional election in the most Jewish (and 75% Democratic) congressional district in America – a seat occupied by Democrats for nearly a century – to a non-Jewish Republican, something significant is going on. And Golda Koppelman knows what that something is. New York’s 9th Congressional District (Brooklyn and Queens) is gearing up for the September 13, 2011 special election to fill the seat vacated by disgraced Democrat Anthony Weiner. Koppelman, a Holocaust survivor who...
  • Who Needs a Moon?

    05/28/2011 4:43:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    Science ^ | 27 May 2011 | Govert Schilling
    BOSTON—The number of Earth-like extrasolar planets suitable for harboring advanced life could be 10 times higher than has been assumed until now, according to a new modeling study. The finding contradicts the prevailing notion that a terrestrial planet needs a large moon to stabilize the orientation of its axis and, hence, its climate. In 1993, French mathematicians Jacques Laskar and Philippe Robutel showed that Earth’s large moon has a stabilizing effect on our planet’s climate. Without the moon, gravitational perturbations from other planets, notably nearby Venus and massive Jupiter, would greatly disturb Earth’s axial tilt, with vast consequences for the...
  • The Destiny of the Universe

    07/17/2010 4:54:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies · 3+ views
    FQXI ^ | 7/2/10 | Julie Rehmeyer
    A radical reformulation of quantum mechanics suggests that the universe has a set destiny and its pre-existing fate reaches back in time to influence the past. It could explain the origin of life, dark energy and solve other cosmic conundrums.The universe has a destiny—and this set fate could be reaching backwards in time and combining with influences from the past to shape the present. It’s a mind-bending claim, but some cosmologists now believe that a radical reformulation of quantum mechanics in which the future can affect the past could solve some of the universe’s biggest mysteries, including how life arose....
  • Obama Effect already working to embargo Fox News story

    10/22/2009 9:08:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1,543+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/22/09 | Ray Robison
    Yesterday, Fox News reported the hearings held by Senator Joe Lieberman with cabinet officials concerning a shortage of flu vaccine. I'm sitting in Afghanistan not getting much broadcast TV news. I wanted to find out more, so I searched Google News for related articles. It turns out that as of this writing, the rest of the media is not reporting this event, at least in print. Try this. Go to the Google search page, click on the "News" tab. Now enter "Joe Lieberman".
  • Czar seeks 'chilling effect' on internet

    10/01/2009 10:25:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1,004+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/2/09 | Lee Cary
    The meta-message of Cass Sunstein's new book delivers a warning to those who would spread Internet "rumors" about Barack Obama. The Regulatory Czar's latest book is entitled Rumors. It purports to be about how rumors spread. To that end, it's full of remarkable insights such as "Many of us accept false rumors because of either our fears or our hopes." (p. 6) "Your willingness to believe a rumor will inevitably depend on the information with which you start." (p. 19) "Sometimes people believe rumors because other people believe them." (p. 28) Plus the shocking revelation that "Many rumors spread conspiracy...
  • Vanity - On Glen Beck now, more on the Bubba Effect

    02/24/2009 2:48:02 PM PST · by joesjane · 15 replies · 967+ views
    I know I am new to FR and not entirely sure I am doing this correctly however having said that I know there was a lot of interest in Glenn Beck's show about the Bubba Effect and wanted to let y'all know the subject is being discussed right now on his show.
  • THE RIGHT TAKES AIM AT MEDIA'S TREATMENT OF OBAMA ("Hype: The Obama Effect" in select theaters)

    07/25/2008 4:58:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 126+ views
    NY Post ^ | 7/25/08
    THE RIGHT TAKES AIM AT MEDIA'S TREATMENT OF OBAMAPOST STAFF REPORT Last updated: 4:19 pm July 25, 2008 Fully expecting Sen. Clinton to be the Democratic presidential nominee, the conservative advocacy group Citizens United spent 18 months and millions of dollars making "Hillary: The Movie." But as the saying goes, God gave them lemons and they made "Hype: The Obama Effect." "Hype" is a full-length feature documentary that will be released on DVD Sept. 1 and will be playing in select theaters across the country. The trailer has been released online and advertising on FOX began this week. Citizens United...
  • Greenhouse economic effect

    06/14/2007 12:41:24 AM PDT · by eastern · 2 replies · 263+ views
    Russia-InfoCentre ^ | June 13, 2007 | Olga Pletneva
    Lots of issues including Russia – the USA complicated relations were discussed at G8 summit in Germany, but the question of the greenhouse effect taken for unimportant for many years appeared to be one of the most disputable. The parties agreed that so-called post-Kyoto agreements implying double reduction of emissions by 2050 should be worked out. In 2013, as soon as the Kyoto protocol is no longer valid, Germany is going to put forward an initiative of an agreement on global 30% cut of CO2 emissions by 2020. The document is supposed to be ready at the end of 2007...
  • HUMINT: Smile for Effect

    03/04/2007 10:56:04 AM PST · by humint · 1,605+ views
    humint ^ | 04 Mar 2007 | humint
    SMILE FOR EFFECT, A PREQUEL TO “THE AMERICAN STREET”. Months ago I wrote a post about the American Street. In it, I describe a verbal exchange I had with a communist propagandizer. Despite the obnoxious T-Shirt this snake oil salesman was wearing, and despite the fact he was trying hard to attract attention – almost everyone around him was doing a good job of ignoring him. I however could not ignore him. You might be asking, why did humint notice a subversive newspaper salesman among an ocean of busy bodies, shuffling diligently from point “A” to point “B”? The answer...
  • Gates Discusses Effect of Iraq Failure, Calls for Bipartisan Policy

    12/05/2006 5:14:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 398+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2006 -- If the situation in Iraq is mishandled, regional powers may be tempted to become involved in the country -- causing greater problems for the future, defense secretary nominee Robert M. Gates said today. “Iran is already involved in Iraq and … could become much more so,” Gates said in an appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee as part of the confirmation process. “The Syrians have not been helpful in Iraq, but could become much more harmful to our effort.” Sunni majority countries in the Middle East also could become involved if the Shiite...
  • Changes In Solar Brightness Too Weak To Explain Global Warming

    09/13/2006 12:32:39 PM PDT · by cogitator · 127 replies · 1,729+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | September 13, 2006 | Staff Writers
    Changes in the Sun's brightness over the past millennium have had only a small effect on Earth's climate, according to a review of existing results and new calculations performed by researchers in the United States, Switzerland, and Germany. The review, led by Peter Foukal (Heliophysics, Inc.), appears in the September 14 issue of Nature. Among the coauthors is Tom Wigley of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. NCAR's primary sponsor is the National Science Foundation. "Our results imply that, over the past century, climate change due to human influences must far outweigh the effects of changes in the Sun's brightness,"...
  • Experts differ about ripple effect of Aryan Brotherhood verdict

    07/29/2006 12:03:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 633+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/29/06 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    Federal prosecutors in Southern California toiled for years to build a case strong enough to cut off the head of the notorious Aryan Brotherhood prison gang and end its 40-year reign over the federal and state prison system. On Friday, the government saw the fruits of its labor: a sweeping verdict that convicted four top gang leaders of murder, conspiracy and racketeering and made two of the defendants eligible for the death penalty. Yet as prosecutors celebrated, legal analysts and prison gang experts questioned whether the government's near-complete victory will translate into what authorities so keenly desire - the eventual...
  • Maritime Ops in Middle East Have Deterrent Effect

    04/27/2006 5:36:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 192+ views
    MANAMA, Bahrain, April 27, 2006 – Maritime operations in the Middle East are all about anti-terrorism activities, the deputy commander of coalition forces serving with Naval Forces Central Command said here. British Royal Navy Commodore Simon T. Williams said maritime operations have an active and passive deterrence role in what Americans call the Central Command area of operations. "The main effect is trying to change the risk calculus for terrorists," he said in an interview. The command, which has ships from 17 different nations, has task forces covering the seas from the southern border of Kenya to the Pakistan-India border....
  • Study: Snowmobiles May Not Impact Wildlife

    12/14/2005 3:11:08 PM PST · by SmithL · 25 replies · 438+ views
    AP ^ | 12/14/5
    Billings, Mont. -- Most elk, bison and trumpeter swans are unfazed by the presence of snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park, a new study suggests. Researchers from the park and Montana State University observed more than 2,100 interactions between snowmobiles and wildlife last winter. In 81 percent of the interactions, the animals either had no apparent response, or they looked and then resumed what they were doing, the study said. The study, commissioned by the National Park Service and conducted between December 2004 and March 2005, is one of several that park officials say they will take into account as they...
  • Young Man's Dream Tour Causes "Ripple Effect"

    12/05/2005 4:37:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 448+ views
    Sand Script ^ | Nov 25, 2005 | Tech. Sgt. Mike Hammond
    When a rock hits the calm surface of a pond, ripples form at the point of impact and travel outward in expanding circles. The story begins with a young man and his dream - a dream of overcoming his health problems and flying for the Air Force. The boy, Ryan Penne, 14, of Chico, Calif., stepped into dreamland last year at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., when he and his family were guests of Col. Darryl W. Burke - then the 9th Reconnaissance Wing's vice commander - for a comprehensive base tour as part of the Make-A-Wish program. Ryan suffers...
  • Probes may have 'chilling effect' on media (espionage statute used on CIA prisons leak?)

    11/16/2005 1:08:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies · 1,174+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/16/05 | Nick Madigan
    Probes may have 'chilling effect' on media By Nick Madigan Sun Reporter Originally published November 16, 2005 The investigations into anonymous leaks in the nation's capital could confound the symbiotic relationship between government officials and reporters, according to observers of the interaction between the press and the politicians they cover. The probes, first in the Valerie Plame case and now in The Washington Post's story about covert CIA prisons, have prompted questions about the benefits and pitfalls of leaking national security secrets, and whether the prospect of investigations into their provenance will mean the leaks could dry up. "What if...