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  • DHS official Kelli Ann Burriesci grilled by House Oversight Committee

    12/14/2015 7:37:01 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    DHS official Kelli Ann Burriesci grilled by House Oversight Committee
  • Katie Pavlich: Why is Obama ignoring the experts on illegal immigration?

    11/19/2014 12:37:06 PM PST · by upchuck · 25 replies ^ | November 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    There are some important voices that have been starkly absent as President Obama gets ready to issue an executive order that would usurp federal immigration law in the coming days. “We’re all pretty much ticked,” a Border Patrol source told me shortly after details of the president’s plans hit the press last week. Obama has claimed inaction from Congress has given him no choice in issuing executive action on this matter immediately, but the little praise he has given Congress went to the Senate after it passed the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration bill in summer 2013. The problem? That...
  • Retail Checkout Promotes Obesity: CSPI Report

    10/18/2014 5:55:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    90 Percent of Checkout Food Options Unhealthy; 60 Percent of Drink Options Sugar-Sweetened A study of checkout aisles at a wide variety of supermarket and non-food retailers found that 90 percent of food options for sale were for candy, energy bars, chips, cookies, and other junk foods, and 60 percent of the beverage options were for soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. Researchers at the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public characterized only eight percent of food items as "healthier," and just two percent of foods as actually "healthy," such as nuts and fruit. Their assessment of drinks for sale...
  • I Never Listen to the Experts

    09/11/2014 3:52:52 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/11/14 | Steve Berman
    They say I need to figure out what my readers want to read, and write that.  They say I’m supposed to get inside your heads and touch your emotions, hopes and fears.  They. You know, the experts.  People who know.  They say a lot of things.  Trouble is, I don’t listen to them.  Plus, my mind doesn’t work the same way as most people.  Really, it doesn’t. One of my few skills is writing computer programs.  I’ve been coding since I was 13, and that would warm Bill Gates’ heart, since coding is now considered a basic survival skill.  When...
  • This world map shows which export makes your country the most money

    05/14/2014 12:52:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Global Post ^ | 05/14/2014 | Simran Khosla
    Using data from the CIA Factbook, we labeled every country in the world by its highest valued export, a.k.a. the commodity that makes the country the most money in the global market. Click on any of the maps below to see an enlarged version. Unsurprisingly, much of the world runs on oil, particularly the Middle East and Central Asia. Europe is the world's workshop, where most of the machinery and motor vehicles are made, from optical instruments to BMWs. Latin America brings a blend of food products and oil to the trading table. Asia is the world's manufacturing center, where...
  • The People and the Experts

    05/13/2014 2:24:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | May 13, 2014 | Bill Murchison
    The hollowness at the core of 21st century liberal politics stands out against the backdrop of the big climate change ... would "debate" be the word? Not likely. The air fills with assumptions, generated by the media sources that channel most political assumptions. Among these: The people will believe every word from on high, duly knuckling our foreheads. As President Obama himself put it, referring to a recent National Climate Assessment report: "Earlier this week I issued ... " With characteristic modesty the president corrected himself: "Or we issued a report (showing) that climate change is not some far-off problem...
  • Court ruling overturns Net Neutrality, threatens online access, experts warn

    01/14/2014 11:12:55 PM PST · by KTM rider · 47 replies ^ | Published January 14, 2014 | Fox News Staff
    Thanks for watching that YouTube video! That will be 50 cents, please. Sound unrealistic? It's actually a distinct possibility, after a Federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down an FCC ruling meant to prevent an Internet service provider -- the company you pay for online access -- from prioritizing some website traffic over others. And because that rule was wiped off the books, those ISPs are suddenly able to do just that. With service providers suddenly able to charge based on the type of content you watch or the sites you visit, it's easy to imagine a system like that...
  • Some cyber security experts recommend shutting Obamacare site

    11/19/2013 4:37:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/19/13 | Jim Finkle, Alina Selyukh
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's site is riddled with security flaws that put user data of millions of people at risk and it should be shut down until fixed, several technology experts warned lawmakers on Tuesday. The testimony at a congressional hearing could increase concerns among many Americans about Obama's healthcare overhaul, popularly known as Obamacare. Opinion polls show the botched rollout of the online marketplace for health insurance policies has hurt the popularity of the effort.
  • $93M (MILLION) ObamaCare website may face months of glitches, experts warn

    10/09/2013 6:35:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/09/13 | Kelley Vlahos
    WASHINGTON – The $93 million website launched to process customers through the new ObamaCare marketplace may experience significant technical glitches for months, computer software experts told “I wouldn’t rule out that possibility,” said George Edwards, a computer scientist and professor at the University of Southern California. It all depends on when they identify the bugs, where they are, and if they can be resolved easily, he said -- all while the site is running and open to millions of customers. “[It's] like trying to repair a car while someone is driving it,” he told
  • Why climate change deniers believe global warming isn’t a problem, and why experts say they’re wrong

    09/28/2013 12:31:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Global News ^ | 9/27/13 | Nicole Mortillaro
    **SNIP** ‘Global COOLING!’ In a recent story from the UK’s Mail on Sunday, David Rose made the claim that Earth was now heading toward global cooling with the headline “And now it’s global COOLING! Record return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60% in a year.” In 2012, a satellite image of the Arctic ice sheet showed the lowest extent of sea ice on record. In 2013, however, the sea ice saw a rebound, measuring 6.09 million square kilometres – still 1.13 million kilometres below the 1981 to 2010 average. So while 2013 was indeed an increase, it...
  • Affordable Care Act experts will not be allowed in Fla. Department of Health

    09/18/2013 3:53:31 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    WFTV ^ | 9-17-13 | WFTV
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — If you're confused about the Affordable Care Act, you won't get any answers from central Florida health departments. That's because people who are hired to answer your questions won't be allowed to work there. Critics told Channel 9's Mark Joyella it's just another way Gov. Rick Scott is blocking the president's plan for national health care. Change is confusing, and the government wants the Affordable Care Act to come with plenty of help. When the online health care marketplace opens in October, you'll be able to go to a CVS drugstore and find a trained expert who...
  • A path of ‘corruption, lies, and deceit’ (Benghazi Citizens Commission)

    09/17/2013 12:35:36 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 4 replies
    World Magazine ^ | September 17, 2013 | J.C. Derrick
    WASHINGTON—An all-star panel of retired military officers, intelligence agents, and national security experts officially launched the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi with an all-day conference Monday in Washington. The event, organized by Accuracy in Media, took place at the Heritage Foundation and included panel discussions, public questions, and a speech from Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va. The 13-member commission finished with a closed door session to discuss its sole purpose: to find the truth about the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Speakers charged members of both political parties with incompetence...
  • Any Syria strikes will be symbolic, limited: experts

    08/29/2013 9:13:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/29/13 | Michel Moutot - AFP
    Expected Western strikes on Syria will target the military, intelligence services and possibly sites with symbolic regime links, but will not alter the balance of power in the country, experts say. The raids, if they go ahead, would be aimed at punishing President Bashar al-Assad's regime and sending him a message rather than wiping out his military capacity and handing the rebels a decisive advantage, they say. "Specific targets should include the Damascus-area headquarters, barracks and support facilities of the fourth and Republican Guard armoured divisions, two units heavily involved in the bombardment of civilian areas," said Jeffrey White of...
  • White House presses for team of ‘nudge’ experts to sway American behavior

    07/30/2013 9:49:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/30/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The White House has kicked off several federal projects aimed at influencing how Americans react to certain policy reforms, going so far as to solicit behavior experts to join a British-style “Behavioral Insights Team” to help nudge voters into accepting key political programs. “Behavioral sciences can be used to help design public policies that work better, cost less and help people to achieve their goals,” a document on the government program states, Fox News reported. The document, emailed by White House senior adviser Maya Shankar and obtained by Fox News, also seeks applicants to join the federal government’s behavior modification...
  • Ask Obama's Experts

    02/17/2013 10:54:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/12/13 | NRA
    Even Obama's experts say his gun control policies won't work. According to an internal Department of Justice memorandum, a gun ban, like the one being debated right now in Congress, will not work without a mandatory gun buyback, and "universal" background checks will not work without requiring gun registration. Call Congress at 202-224-3121 and tell them to reject President Obama's gun control agenda -- and to get serious about prosecuting criminals and fixing our broken mental health system.
  • Experts Aren't Deities

    01/22/2013 11:37:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | January 23, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Let's look at experts. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was a mathematician and scientist. Newton has to be the greatest and most influential scientist who has ever lived. He laid the foundation for classical mechanics, and his genius transformed our understanding of science, particularly in the areas of physics, mathematics and astronomy. What's not widely known is that Newton spent most of his waking hours on alchemy; his experiments included trying to turn lead into gold. Though he wrote volumes on alchemy, after his death Britain's Royal Society deemed that they were "not fit to be printed." Lord William Thomson Kelvin...
  • Elites Sneer at You

    01/09/2013 8:16:45 AM PST · by Edmunds mom · 15 replies ^ | 1/8/2013 | Scott Walter
    One lone trustee objected to the institution’s betrayal of Andrew Carnegie. As Lagemann reports, a Cornell professor presented to the board a proposal that it focus, not on building libraries, but on spreading library science, which would lead to “advancing popular intellectual progress” (read: “smartening up the slack-jawed yokels”). The lonely dissenter, trustee James Bertram, argued that if the board consented to this recommendation, it "would contravene Carnegie’s clear and known wish 'to give libraries to communities and [to] leave the communities absolutely free to manage them any way they might see fit.'” Because Bertram spoke the truth, the trustees...
  • Al-Qaeda Coming Back Despite Obama's Claims, Says Expert

    05/08/2012 8:24:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/5/12 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama said last week that the Al-Qaeda was “on a path to defeat,” but Seth Jones, a former U.S. Special Operations Command senior adviser, says the evidence he has collected points to the contrary. Jones recently wrote a book called “Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of Al Qa'ida Since 9/11”, .... Jones spoke with the U.S. News website last week about his theory of “waves” of violence from Al-Qaeda and what needs to be done to prevent the next cycle. “When you look at fatality data, what you see is three major waves of activity,” he...
  • Whenever The Media Quotes An “Expert” I Reach For My Revolver….

    04/26/2012 9:58:54 AM PDT · by sussex · 5 replies
    The Aged ^ | 26/04/12 | The Aged P
    Of course I am paraphrasing Goering’s famous quote about “culture” – and I also recognise that in a personal capacity I am usually willing to trust the doctor who repairs my hernia or the plumber who fixes my boiler because the chances are they know more about hernias and boilers than I do for they are dealing with them every day. No, the “experts” I would love to threaten are the ones beloved of the media because they need a gap filled in the programme or on the page. Moreover the “expert” is usually produced to push an agenda favoured...
  • Pelosi’s economic “experts” included her son’s boss and her business partner in 2010

    12/19/2011 9:18:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 12/19/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, Nancy Pelosi insisted that extending unemployment benefits would, er, save or create 600,000 jobs, and insisted that experts in macroeconomics told her so. Who are the economic experts that advise Pelosi? According to Roll Call, Pelosi hauled a few of them up to Capitol Hill to support her economic policy, but didn’t disclose her relationship with at least one of them: In May 2010, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi took to a podium in the Capitol to introduce a half-dozen economic experts she had convened for a meeting on how to jump-start the economy. The group had met for several...
  • Obama promoted two of the three 'experts' who dismissed the nuclear threat from Iran in 2007

    11/08/2011 9:08:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/8/11 | Ed Lasky
    Under President Obama, the Peter Principle appears to have been elevated to policy, at least in the case of architects of an American intelligence disaster. The International Atomic Energy Agency will soon release a report on Iran's nuclear program. The findings have been leaking for days now -- and come as no surprise to those who have long-harbored well-grounded suspicions of Iran's intentions. Iran is close to achieving nuclear breakthrough: the ability to begin cranking out nuclear weapons. The Western world (not just Israel, the surrounded outpost of Western civilization in the Middle East) will now face a theocratic regime...
  • Climate experts: Expect more weather disasters (From global warming to the banking crisis)

    11/02/2011 5:00:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/01/11
    Climate experts: Expect more weather disastersNovember 1, 2011 7:35 AM (AP) WASHINGTON - Freakish weather disasters — from the sudden October snowstorm in the Northeast U.S. to the record floods in Thailand — are striking more often. And global warming is likely to spawn more similar weather extremes at a huge cost, says a draft summary of an international climate report obtained by The Associated Press. The final draft of the report from a panel of the world's top climate scientists paints a wild future for a world already weary of weather catastrophes costing billions of dollars. The report says...
  • Albino Cyclops Shark Is Real, Experts Say

    10/18/2011 10:02:27 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News/Livescience ^ | October 18, 2011 | Stephanie Pappas
    In this world of Photoshop and online scams, it pays to have a hearty dose of skepticism at reports of something strange — including an albino fetal shark with one eye smack in the middle of its nose like a Cyclops. But the Cyclops shark, sliced from the belly of a pregnant mama dusky shark caught by a commercial fisherman in the Gulf of California earlier this summer, is by all reports the real thing. Shark researchers have examined the preserved creature and found that its single eye is made of functional optical tissue, they said last week. It's unlikely,...
  • Experts: Leaks could turn NY's Indian Point nuclear power plant into Chernobyl-like disaster

    10/18/2011 9:25:40 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 33 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, October 18th 2011 | Douglas Feiden
    Manhattan and the Bronx would be uninhabitable if the accident-prone Indian Point nuke plant suffered a Chernobyl-like disaster, an environmental group charged Monday. A massive radiation release similar to the 1986 catastrophe in Ukraine could also contaminate Brooklyn and chunks of Queens and Staten Island, according to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council. "The more you learn about Indian Point, the more you know it must close," said Robert Kennedy Jr., a senior attorney at NRDC. "It's too old, it's near too many people, and it's just too vulnerable to fire, earthquake and attack." The doomsday scenario comes...
  • Seduced by the Cult of Experts

    08/31/2011 4:52:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | August 31, 2011 | Jonathon Goldberg
    When asked what posed the greatest challenge to statesmen, Harold Macmillan, the former British prime minister, responded, "Events, my dear boy, events." That's because events tend to throw everybody off their plan. For example, Hurricane Irene ended President Obama's vacation early. And the hurricane's steady deterioration upset the plans of news producers who anticipated something more dramatic for their wall-to-wall coverage. In a similar fashion, Obama and his advisors predicted the economy would do better -- much better -- than it has, and those predictions were wrong. The president blames events: the European debt crisis, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami,...
  • George Will: Government by the ‘experts’

    06/10/2011 7:30:04 PM PDT · by inkling · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 10, 2011 | George Will
    "The legislative cannot transfer the power of making laws to any other hands... The power of the legislative, being derived from the people... [is] only to make laws, and not to make legislators." — John Locke, “Second Treatise of Government”Here, however, is a paradox of sovereignty: The sovereign people, possessing the right to be governed as they choose, might find the exercise of that right tiresome and so might choose to be governed in perpetuity by a despot they cannot subsequently remove. Congress did something like that in passing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. The point...
  • How the War on Obesity Went Pear Shaped

    03/15/2011 2:38:17 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 48 replies
    spiked online ^ | March 15, 2011 | Patrick Basham and John Luik
    Since the anti-obesity campaign is allegedly motivated by scientific findings, it would seem reasonable and prudent to make doubly sure that those claims are factual and trustworthy. Yet, we continue to find that the case against obesity is significantly flawed. Not only are the claims of an obesity epidemic often wildly exaggerated, but the science linking weight to unfavourable mortality outcomes is also frequently nonexistent or distorted.
  • Pedophilia a ‘sexual orientation’ experts tell Parliament(Canada)

    03/02/2011 5:02:39 AM PST · by Westbrook · 109 replies ^ | Mon Feb 28, 2011 16:14 EST | Rebecca Millette
    OTTAWA, Ontario, February 28, 2011 ( – In a recent parliamentary session on a bill relating to sexual offenses against children, psychology experts claimed that pedophilia is a “sexual orientation” comparable to homosexuality or heterosexuality, a definition that was questioned by one Member of Parliament who was present. Bill C-54, an Act to Amend the Criminal Code, seeks to increase or impose mandatory minimum penalties or punishment on sexual offenders of children for particular crimes. Parliamentary discussion on February 14 centered on the mandatory minimum imprisonment and how offenders respond to treatment. Dr. Vernon Quinsey and Dr. Hubert Van Gijseghem,...
  • Climate change study had 'significant error': experts (OOPSIE!)

    01/19/2011 9:19:52 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/19//11 | Kerry Sheridan - AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A climate change study that projected a 2.4 degree Celsius increase in temperature and massive worldwide food shortages in the next decade was seriously flawed, scientists said Wednesday. The study was posted on the website of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was written about by numerous international news agencies, including AFP. But AAAS later retracted the study as experts cited numerous errors in its approach. "A reporter with The Guardian alerted us yesterday to concerns about the news release submitted by Hoffman & Hoffman public relations," said AAAS spokeswoman Ginger Pinholster in an...
  • Pentagon, NASA experts say mystery plume was plane (Well, there you have it. Move along, Folks.)

    11/11/2010 11:50:13 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 90 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/11/10 | John Antczak - AP
    LOS ANGELES – The Pentagon and NASA experts have determined that a billowing contrail seen streaking into the skies above Southern California was likely caused by an airliner and not a missile. The phenomenon recorded Monday evening by a TV news helicopter created a media sensation and a vapor trail of commentary across the Internet about the possibility of a secret missile firing. But the military insisted it knew of no rockets launched in the area. Defense Department spokesman Col. Dave Lapan said Wednesday that officials were satisfied it was an airplane contrail distorted by camera angle, winds and other...
  • Justice Department Seeks Ebonics Experts DEA wants “Black English” linguists to decipher bugged

    08/23/2010 9:32:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    the smoking gun ^ | 8/23/10 | staff
    The Department of Justice is seeking to hire linguists fluent in Ebonics to help monitor, translate, and transcribe the secretly recorded conversations of subjects of narcotics investigations, according to federal records. A maximum of nine Ebonics experts will work with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Atlanta field division, where the linguists, after obtaining a “DEA Sensitive” security clearance, will help investigators decipher the results of “telephonic monitoring of court ordered nonconsensual intercepts, consensual listening devices, and other media”
  • Quran doesn't call for stoning, experts insist

    07/09/2010 12:52:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    cnn ^ | 7/9/10 | Richard Allen Greene
    International outcry - and the pleas of a devoted son - seem to have saved an Iranian woman from being stoned to death for adultery. But while Sakineh Mohammedie Ashitani has been granted a reprieve, she is not the only woman sentenced to be stoned for adultery in Iran. There have been at least six sentences carried out since 2006, says Ann Harrison, an Iran expert at Amnesty International in London. Adultery is the only crime that carries such a penalty in Iranian law, she said. Only a handful of countries have laws calling for stoning, and Iran is the...
  • After apologizing to experts, Salazar once again implied in court that they endorsed his moratorium

    06/23/2010 5:35:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/23/10 | Joel S. Gehrke Jr.
    Yesterday’s court decision suspending Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s moratorium on deepwater oil exploration has drawn fire because of past and possible current stock holdings by the presiding federal judge, Martin Feldman, in oil services companies. But considering the arguments Salazar submitted to the court, and their apparent contradiction with his earlier public statements, the ruling is not terribly surprising. On June 10, Salazar had been forced to apologize for falsely implying that experts who peer-reviewed a Safety Report on the Deepwater Horizon rig’s explosion had endorsed his recommendation of a six-month deep-water drilling moratorium.
  • White House Report on Sestak Job Offer Raises More Legal Questions, Critics Say

    05/30/2010 1:28:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,127+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/28/10
    <p>Instead of quelling a growing outcry for more information on an alleged political bargain, the White House has raised more questions and calls for an investigation after its shocking revelation on Friday that it recruited former President Bill Clinton to pitch a possible administration role to Rep. Joe Sestak if he would sit out the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary.</p>
  • Green economy could save planet: experts

    03/25/2010 1:37:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 634+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/10 | Sebastian Smith
    NEW YORK (AFP) – The planet is overheating, under-resourced, and almost out of time, but technical innovation and green economics could save the world, experts and leaders Thursday told an international conference here. Video-linked panels in New York, Monaco, Mexico City, Beijing, London, Nairobi and New Delhi painted an alarming picture of global poverty and environmental degradation. They called on the United States and other rich countries to show leadership, for example by investing in carbon capture technology and other long-term methods of reducing greenhouse gasses. But developing countries, where pollution is growing rapidly, can also play a big role...
  • Experts: Sitting too much could be deadly

    01/20/2010 9:48:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,295+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/20/10 | Maria Cheng - ap
    LONDON – Here's a new warning from health experts: Sitting is deadly. Scientists are increasingly warning that sitting for prolonged periods — even if you also exercise regularly — could be bad for your health. And it doesn't matter where the sitting takes place — at the office, at school, in the car or before a computer or TV — just the overall number of hours it occurs. Research is preliminary, but several studies suggest people who spend most of their days sitting are more likely to be fat, have a heart attack or even die. In an editorial published...
  • Is Your Bwain Confoosed by the News? There's Always Time to Check What the "Experts Say"

    01/03/2010 4:56:50 PM PST · by Brugmansian · 7 replies · 476+ views
    American Digest ^ | Jan 3 2010 | American Digest
    "When this old world starts getting you down / and people are just too much for you to take / Just log right on to the top of GoogleNews / And search to see what all the "experts say" . . .
  • Bears Go Bald at Zoo; Experts Stumped

    12/13/2009 9:43:04 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 19 replies · 893+ views
    Nat Geo ^ | December 13, 2009 | National Geographic
    "We were very scared, because it was the first time we had seen this," Castellano said. Keepers in Ecuador put that bear, which had previously been fed human food—including Coca-Cola—on its natural diet of fruits and bamboo, and added enrichment items, such as toys and exotic foods, into the bear's enclosure. Four months later the fur grew back.
  • Experts call for end of (Canada's H1N1) vaccination program

    12/05/2009 3:25:00 PM PST · by fanfan · 12 replies · 743+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | Dec. 5, 2009 | Sharon Kirkey
    With H1N1 poised to enter history as the least deadly of four global flu pandemics, some experts are calling for an end to Canada's mass vaccination program. Nature is already achieving what we would hope to achieve by vaccinating, they say. ~snip~ Fisman can't understand the rational for continuing mass vaccinations. He said that for a virus as contagious as H1N1, less than 30 per cent of the population needed vaccination to reach a critical level of immunity. ~snip~ Despite that view, Canada's top doctor this week pleaded with Canadians to get vaccinated if they have not already done so....
  • Experts Say Swine Flu Mutations Do Not Warrant New Alarm

    11/28/2009 12:46:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 939+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 28, 2009 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    The World Health Organization tried this week to dampen fears about mutations seen in the swine flu virus in several countries, noting that both mutations had been found in very few people. A change that created Tamiflu resistance has been found in about 75 people around the world, said Dr. Keiji Fukuda, chief flu adviser to the W.H.O.’s director general. Two clusters, in cancer units at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina and a hospital in Wales, were both among patients whose immune systems had been severely suppressed by cancer treatment; some had had their bone marrow, which produces...
  • Leaving Corporate America

    11/29/2009 4:00:13 AM PST · by Scanian · 8 replies · 660+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 29, 2009 | John Dietrich
    We are at the mercy of economic "experts." These practitioners of the "dismal science" are managing large sectors of our economy in accordance with theories learned in Ivy League Universities. They have assured us that the lessons learned from the Great Depression will prevent another such occurrence. The problem is that every forecast by an economic expert can be matched by an equal and opposite forecast. Often these conflicting forecasts are made by the same individual. Economist Howard S. Katz provides an explanation for this situation in his book, The Paper Aristocracy: "Modern economics claims to be a science. This...
  • Official Flu Theory Comes Up Against Facts And Common Sense

    08/22/2009 9:35:04 AM PDT · by dvan · 12 replies · 1,050+ views ^ | 8/22/2009 | Dr. Keith
    The Pharma vaccination heist that’s planned for this Fall (autumn) has met some serious opposition: hard facts and cool common sense! Those who stand to gain are insisting that when the flu revisits this Fall it will be much more severe than the first spring “herald wave” we had. They are banking on it (literally!) Trouble is that if you look at the facts, meaning the history of flu epidemics, it just isn’t true. The idea it starts mild and gets stronger by picking up mutations is a myth, according to leading experts of today. "Pandemic history suggests that changes...
  • White House request for assistance

    07/29/2009 6:05:16 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 3 replies · 302+ views
    Vint Cerf at ^ | Wednesday, July 29, 2009 7:34 AM | Susan Crawford, National Economic Council
    Received via e-mail: ------------- The following is being sent at the request of Vint Cerf on behalf of Susan Crawford, National Economic Council We need your help in support of a broadband initiative that President Obama cares deeply about. Specifically, we are seeking subject matter experts who would review grant applications being filed with the federal government by applicants seeking financial support for broadband projects throughout the country. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act appropriated $7.2 billion to the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) and the Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and to expand broadband...
  • Vanity and Humor: Obama's experts "fixing" the auto industry.

    07/14/2009 6:46:03 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 17 replies · 1,204+ views
    emain. | unknown | unknown
    From a friend of my Father: I attended a breakfast meeting where the speaker/guest was David E. Cole, Chairman Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and Professor at the Univ. of Michigan. You have all likely heard CAR quoted, or referred to in the auto industry news lately. Mr. Cole, who is an engineer by training, told many stories of the difficulty of working with the folks that the Obama administration has sent to save the auto industry. There have been many meetings where a 30+ year experienced automotive expert has to listen to a newcomer to the industry, someone with...
  • Experts Say Obama May Need to Classify Photos

    05/14/2009 9:07:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 458+ views
    NYT ^ | 5/14/2009 | Scott Shayne
    The Obama administration’s strongest option as it fights to keep hundreds of photographs of prisoner abuse secret may be to classify them and claim they are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, experts on government secrecy said Thursday
  • Experts unveil African gene study

    04/30/2009 8:06:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 655+ views
    BBC News ^ | 4/30/09 | BBC
    A group of scientists have unveiled what they say is the most comprehensive study ever of African genes. Published following a decade of study, the researchers say their findings give new insight into the origins of humans. The first humans probably evolved near the South Africa-Namibia border before migrating north, the study says. Published in the US journal Science, it aims to teach Africans on population history and aid research into why diseases hit particular groups. The scientists examined genetic material from 121 African populations, as well as four African-American populations and 60 non-African populations.
  • Terrorists using Internet as a weapon: experts

    04/16/2009 1:18:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 604+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/16/09 | Denholm Barnetson
    SAN LORENZO DE EL ESCORIAL, Spain (AFP) - "Computer-savvy" terrorists are using the Internet as a new weapon but national authorities must be aware of individual rights when combating the threat, speakers at an international conference said Thursday. "Information technology and particularly the Internet has become a key tool of terrorist groups as well as a potential target," said Mike Smith, the head of the UN Counter Terrorism Committee. "Terrorists use it to spread their ideology, to recruit, train and motivate their followers, to plan their attacks and communicate with each other across borders." However, he said fighting the threat...
  • Australia's Aborigines to suffer most from climate change: experts

    01/14/2009 2:36:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 618+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/14/09 | AFP
    SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia's outback Aborigines will be among the worst affected by climate change as soaring temperatures likely cause more disease and spur distress about the changing landscape, a new report shows. The expert report, published in the latest edition of the Medical Journal of Australia, argues that the country's remote indigenous communities are the most vulnerable to changing environmental conditions. "Their vulnerability to climate change is intensified by the social and economic disadvantage they already experience -- the result of factors that include decades of inadequate housing and public services, and culturally inappropriate medical services," the journal said...
  • Vote '08: Archuleta or Cook?

    11/04/2008 12:30:33 AM PST · by bootless · 4 replies · 436+ views
    11.03.08 | just me
    Hi, my FRiends - This came to mind when I watched SNL last weekend, with guests John & Cindy McCain and musical guest David Cook. Remember American Idol? Everyone KNEW that Archuleta was going to win. Foregone conclusion. Why not just skip to the finals? Well, Archuleta, being young, peaked early, stuck with what had worked well for him before, including a lot ofsocial commentary wrapped up in music - while dark horse David Cook kept steadily moving on, trying a few new things, some unexpected things. Even sang Andrew Lloyd Webber and made it sound pretty fresh. And he...
  • Experts question whether Afghan troop surge can work

    07/17/2008 12:36:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 150+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/08 | Jim Mannion
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pentagon is pushing for more troops to go to Afghanistan but experts question whether a new "surge" can shut down the insurgency flourishing in Pakistan's safe havens. "That's a totally open question," said Michael O'Hanlon, an expert at the Brookings Institution. US commanders in Afghanistan have asked for 10,000 more combat troops for what until recently was thought of as a forgotten war. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday he wanted to send more forces "sooner rather than later." The push comes on the back of a "surge" strategy in Iraq that succeeded in bringing...