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  • "If FR dies, that’s that." - Jim Robinson [Jim's reply at post # 588]

    01/11/2011 5:28:06 AM PST · by paulycy · 1,626 replies · 3+ views ^ | 1/11/11 | paulycy
    FYI - Here are statements from Jim about the future of for those who missed them. They are quite serious. === "Well, I can say that there are definitely two things that will never happen. 1) Banner ads. 2) Oracle [a completely new database system.] And a third is a total replacement [of the current damaged system.] Don’t have the financial wherewithal." "To those who wish to leave because of it, see ya." "If FR dies, that’s that."=== [To: paulycy] Hey, you want us to get an all new system with all new software and add a few more...
  • America’s Pensionless Future ("the largest threat to the U.S. economy.”)

    01/04/2011 6:16:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | 1/04/11 | Robert Morley
    America’s Pensionless FutureThe first debt bomb has already detonated. Is it the first explosion in a nationwide chain reaction? Robert Morley From January 4, 2011 Want to see the future? Go to Prichard Alabama. It is a city with a sobering lesson for America and for millions of people who think the good times are about to return. What draws our attention here? Nothing. That’s what’s startling. There is hardly anything going on here anymore. Prichard in 2011 is a rundown, decaying, derelict collection of overgrown, boarded-up old buildings. Around them, abandoned homes litter a landscape crisscrossed with cratered...
  • The Downward Trend of Mormonism - Why?

    12/31/2010 12:15:28 PM PST · by Colofornian · 60 replies
    CARM ^ | Dec. 29, 2010 | Catherine Aurelia
    I found an interesting article on The Mormon Curtain dealing with the problems the Mormons face in the modern world, where Mormons are no longer isolated in western canyons and led by despotic authorities. Since Mormons are now "in" the world, and since the cult, itself, must make an effort to adapt, what are someof the areas of Mormonism impacted? Here's the article: The LDS Church Peaked In The 1990's And It Has Nowhere To Go But Down From Here Posted By RubiconThe LDS Church will exist in one form or another for decades but it's membership numbers will decline...
  • The Future and the United States (the American century can continue)

    12/31/2010 6:09:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2010 | Steve McCann
    As the opening decade of the twenty-first century draws to a close, what is the future of the United States in an increasingly complex and fluid world order? In a prospective global scenario in which China dominates and reshapes Asia; India becomes a major economic power and extends its influence into Africa; Islam continues to spread its brand of social dominion and Europe has become a loose confederation of states trying to maintain some semblance of importance, what role will the United States play? It has become conventional wisdom that over the next 25 to 30 years the United States...
  • Today is My 12th Anniversary on Free Republic

    12/30/2010 7:05:50 AM PST · by exit82 · 158 replies · 48+ views
    self ^ | December 30, 2010 | exit82
    Today is my 12th anniversary as a Freeper. I came across Free Republic in the summer of 1998 as a lurker, troubled by an increasingly lawless President Clinton, and what was happening to our country. I lurked for about four months, reading every day and being amazed at the group of talented and knowledgeable people on this site. When Jim Robinson put out the call for people to come to Washington, DC to attend the March for Justice Rally on October 30, 1998, I came from NJ on my own, not knowing a soul there, because someone was finally calling...
  • In Sunday-evening surprise, Senate unanimously passes food safety bill (Why even have a GOP?)

    12/19/2010 6:00:46 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 287 replies · 7+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 19 2010 | Alexander Bolton
    ... "Republicans, however, later agreed to pass it by unanimous consent."
  • The Shape of the World in 2020

    12/17/2010 2:14:01 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 8 replies
    Global Intelligence Report ^ | 17/12/2010 | Gregory Copley
    None can foretell the future, and yet the shape of what we face can be shrewdly estimated with enough attention to historical trends; with broad contextual understanding; and with sufficient insight into the character of leaders, their societies, and the structures which define their basis. These estimates will be tempered by the sudden acts of nature, the sudden emergence of true leadership from unexpected quarters, or key breakthroughs in science. Still, we can hazard reliable views on the shape of the world in, say, a decade — in 2020 — if present trends and characters remain, and on a knowledge...
  • Mapping Congress' Growing Polarization

    11/30/2010 7:40:22 PM PST · by RockefellerRepublican · 2 replies
    Slate ^ | December 26, 2001 | Jordan Ellenberg
    Poole and Rosenthal found that the House and Senate grew steadily less polarized from around 1900 to 1980. Then something happened; polarization has been sharply increasing ever since. A statistical method is fundamentally sound only if it tells you things you already know. The DW-NOMINATE maps tell us, first of all, that throughout the last 100 years both houses of Congress have split into two grand clusters, Democrats and Republicans. Within the Democrats, the Northern and Southern members form two clusters. Sometimes the Northern and Southern Democrats meld into each other without a gap, and other times (especially in the...
  • You ain't seen nothing yet

    11/22/2010 10:02:15 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 27 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 22 November 2010 (?) | Jonathan Rosenblum
    A few months back, President Barack Obama told an interviewer that he would rather be a great one-term president than a mediocre two-term president. As a glimpse into the President's mind, that remark is entirely credible, and it should be very frightening to anyone who cares about the future of Israel. Obama has always viewed himself as a world historical figure. Even the job of president of the United States does not fully comport with his ambitions, and many observers have remarked that he often seems bored by the humdrum demands of the job. The aspect of the presidency that...
  • A Glimpse into Obamacare’s Troubling Future

    11/17/2010 9:10:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 11/17/10 | John
    Everyone knows that Obamacare was loosely modeled on the refrom undertaken in Massachusetts. So how’s MA doing? About exactly as you’d expect. This summer the Boston Globe wrote that: The relentlessly rising cost of health insurance is prompting some small Massachusetts companies to drop coverage for their workers and encourage them to sign up for state-subsidized care instead, a trend that, some analysts say, could eventually weigh heavily on the state’s already-stressed budget. Unable to stop the bleeding, Massachusetts has resorted to price controls: In February, the governor filed sweeping legislation that proposes to give the Division of Insurance the...
  • Palin vs. Rove and the Battle for the GOP's Future (It starts on November 3,2010)

    11/02/2010 8:29:13 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 73 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/02/2010 | Lee Carey
    div class="article_body"> The battle for the future of the Republican Party will fully engage tomorrow morning in the wake of today's election. The opposing forces will be initially represented by two Republicans who hold no elected office: Sarah Palin and Karl Rove. Palin represents the Tea Party Movement (TPM). Rove is the lead consigliere for the Republican bluebloods. Will their groups eventually consolidate their disparate agendas? The answer will determine the future of the GOP. After eviscerating Christine O'Donnell's campaign, Rove challenged the TPM in Der Spiegel, where he was quoted as saying, If you look underneath the surface of...
  • Vote as if your children’s and grandchildren’s future depend on it

    11/01/2010 9:10:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/1/10 | Judi McLeod
    `The Campaign That Never Ended on November 4, 2008’, comes to an abrupt, merciful and undignified end tomorrow night. Most of the Democrats have been greedily picking the pockets of the poor, begging—on an almost daily basis—breaking the backs of the most vulnerable: the poor they claim to represent.
  • Looking Into the Abyss of Obama's America

    10/23/2010 6:25:58 AM PDT · by grumpa · 3 replies
    Off Grid Blogger ^ | October 20, 2010 | sefl
    The following is part of the conclusion of David Limbaugh’s 2010 book CRIMES AGAINST LIBERTY: AN INDICTMENT OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA. This book may become a classic in the annals of political reporting. After 386 pages of extensively footnoted documentation of the record of President Obama, he offers this summary. The scariest part is not just what Obama has done, but what lies ahead:
  • Douglas Coupland - A radical pessimist's guide to the next 10 years

    10/19/2010 6:45:37 AM PDT · by Elwood P. Doud · 16 replies
    The Globe & Mail ^ | October 8, 2010 | Douglas Coupland
    The iconic writer reveals the shape of things to come, with 45 tips for survival and a matching glossary of the new words you'll need to talk about your messed-up future. 1) It's going to get worse No silver linings and no lemonade. The elevator only goes down. The bright note is that the elevator will, at some point, stop. 2) The future isn't going to feel futuristic .... (continued)
  • Bayer admits GMO contamination out of control

    04/16/2010 12:20:47 PM PDT · by Scythian · 17 replies · 883+ views
    (NaturalNews) Drug and chemical giant Bayer AG has admitted that there is no way to stop the uncontrolled spread of its genetically modified crops. "Even the best practices can't guarantee perfection," said Mark Ferguson, the company's defense lawyer in a recent trial. Two Missouri farmers sued Bayer for contaminating their crop with modified genes from an experimental strain of rice engineered to be resistant to the company's Liberty-brand herbicide. The contamination occurred in 2006, during an open field test of the new rice, which was not approved for human consumption. According to the plaintiffs' lawyer, Don Downing, genetic material from...
  • Organ Damage In Rats From Monsanto GMO Corn

    01/13/2010 8:17:26 AM PST · by Clint Williams · 52 replies · 1,246+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 1/13/10 | kdawson
    jenningsthecat writes "A study published in December 2009 in the International Journal of Biological Sciences found that three varieties of Monsanto genetically-modified corn caused damage to the liver, kidneys, and other organs of rats. One of the corn varieties was designed to tolerate broad-spectrum herbicides, (so-called 'Roundup-ready' corn), while the other two contain bacteria-derived proteins that have insecticide properties. The study made use of Monsanto's own raw data. Quoting from the study's 'Conclusions' section: 'Our analysis highlights that the kidneys and liver as particularly important on which to focus such research as there was a clear negative impact on the...
  • A Missed Opportunity For Our Kids

    09/30/2010 6:58:08 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-27-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit to see more posts and art
  • Devs bet big on Android over Apple's iOS

    09/27/2010 7:52:33 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 62 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | September 27, 2010 | By Gregg Keizer
    Computerworld - A majority of mobile application developers see Google's Android as the smart bet over the long run even as they vote for Apple's iOS in the short term, according to a survey published Monday. The survey, conducted jointly by Appcelerator and IDC, polled more than 2,300 developers who use Appcelerator's Titanium cross-platform compiler to produce iOS and Android native applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Of those developers, 59% said that Android had the "best long-term outlook," compared to just 35% who pegged Apple's iOS with that label. ... To make things even tougher for Apple down the...
  • Creepy 'Terminator' Robots Force Us to Face Future

    09/09/2010 8:38:06 PM PDT · by Immerito
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2009 | Jeremy Hsu
    Hollywood and robotics researchers have long struggled with the "uncanny valley," where a movie character or robot falls into the unsettling gap between human and not-quite-human. One psychologist likes to demonstrate this by holding up a plastic baby doll and asking audiences if they think it's alive. They say no. Then she takes out a saw and starts cutting the doll's head off, but quickly stops upon seeing the uncomfortable audience reactions.
  • Stephen Hawking on Space Colonization - The Human Future or SciFi Fantasy? (Today's 'Most Popular')

    08/25/2010 9:06:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Galaxy ^ | 8/25/10
    Humans have always been fascinated by the idea of space travel. Some even believe that colonizing new planets is man’s best hope for the future. The popular idea is that we’ll eventually need some fresh, unexploited new worlds to inhabit -a real-world Pandora. In an earlier Galaxy post we wrote that Stephen Hawking, world-celebrated expert on the cosmological theories of gravity and black holes who held Issac Newton's Lucasian Chair at Cambridge University until his recent retirement, believes that traveling into space is the only way humans will be able to survive in the long-term, while warning about the potential...
  • The Myth of Technological Progress

    08/12/2010 3:05:50 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Taki's Magazine ^ | August 30, 2009 | Scott Locklin
    Many of you will still be alive in 50 years. It’s interesting to think about what life will be like in 50 years technologically and otherwise. Predictions are risky, especially when they’re about the future, but I believe we can make some pretty good guesses. To predict a predictable future, you need to look at the past. What was technological life like 50 years ago? 50 years ago was 1959. The world of 1959 is pretty much the same world we live in today technologically speaking. This is a vaguely horrifying fact which is little appreciated. In 1959, we had...
  • What Is the Endgame for Conservatives?

    07/29/2010 9:36:31 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 29, 2010 | By Michael Filozof
    Conservatives who read the polls are already anticipating Republican gains in this November's congressional elections, hoping for an anti-Obama tidal wave. They should temper their enthusiasm. Statistically, the opposition party almost always gains seats in midterm elections. But let us for the sake of the argument suppose that a repeat of the 1994 midterm elections is in the offing -- that Republicans exceed their wildest expectations and gain control of both houses. What will change? Will ObamaCare be repealed? Almost assuredly not. There is virtually zero chance that the Republicans will control both houses by the two-thirds majority necessary to...
  • Care to Venture a Guess of the DNC 'Talking Points" for the up and coming Elections?

    07/22/2010 7:43:54 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Channel Surfing ABC,CBS,NBC,MSNBC,CNN | July 22,2010 | Me
    In channel surfing the TV last night I heard the (desperate, non fresh) talking points of the democRATS. -Blame Bush... -Bring up Bush over and over and over -State clearly that what we are in now was caused by Bush -Cleaning up the Bush mess -Bush spends BILLIONS on phoney wars that benefit he and Cheney (They said this with a straight face HOPING no one will remember their chosen, progressive, communistic savior, Obama never stopped any war and sent more troops. -If the GOP takes power we will have tax cuts for the wealthy -Bush did it -Bush is...
  • Apple's Biggest Fear

    07/20/2010 6:25:31 PM PDT · by Mind-numbed Robot · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Street Authority ^ | July 13, 2010 | David Sterman
    Apple's Biggest Fear By: David Sterman Staff Writer StreetAuthority Published: July 13, 2010 In the land of consumer technology, it's hard to stay as the king of the hill. Two decades ago, Sony (NYSE: SNE) ruled the roost, with its hot-selling Walkmans and Trinitron TVs. About a decade ago, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) looked poised to dominate the global cell phone market, and more recently, Motorola's (NYSE: MOT) RAZR set that company up for a long-term run as a consumer favorite. All those companies can now be seen in Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) rear-view mirror. With each passing year, Apple's brand only...
  • Statement from the President on the National Broadband Plan

    03/17/2010 11:15:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 31 replies · 587+ views ^ | March 16, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 16, 2010 Statement from the President on the National Broadband Plan America today is on the verge of a broadband-driven Internet era that will unleash innovation, create new jobs and industries, provide consumers with new powerful sources of information, enhance American safety and security, and connect communities in ways that strengthen our democracy. Just as past generations of Americans met the great infrastructure challenges of the day, such as building the Transcontinental...
  • A Look Back at Our Time from the 2100 A.D. Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica

    06/27/2010 9:07:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Roubini Global Economics ^ | June 27, 2010 | Fabius Maximus
    Summary: Today we have an exercise in future history (see Wikipedia), a look at my forecast of medium-term geopolitical trends. The interesting predictions are at the end (starting with #4), our responses to the obvious trends.History moves in leaps. Punctuated equilibrium it’s called in evolutionary biology: a long period with relatively slow change, then a period of rapid change. Here’s my guesses as to what might lie ahead for us and our descendents: changes in culture, the physical world, technology, and politics (both in America and the world). Excerpt from the article about 21st century history in the 2100 A.D....
  • Rumsfeld Says America is Servicemembers’ Gift to Future

    06/25/2010 12:54:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    WASHINGTON, June 25, 2010 – America exists and prospers because members of the U.S. armed forces step forward and protect it, former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today. "In a very real sense,” he said, “America is their gift to the future." Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, addresses the audience while former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld looks on during Rumsfeld's portrait unveiling ceremony at the Pentagon, June 25, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “This country – which has treated me so well – exists and prospers because the members...
  • Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at the U.S.-Russia Business Summit

    06/25/2010 3:42:17 AM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies ^ | June 24, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 24, 2010 Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at the U.S.-Russia Business Summit U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 3:08 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, good afternoon, everybody. It is a pleasure to be here with my friend and partner, President Medvedev, and I want to thank him again for his leadership, especially his vision for an innovative Russia that’s modernizing its economy, including deeper economic ties between our...
  • Face of Defense: Future Soldier Embarks on Quest

    06/24/2010 10:00:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Face of Defense ^ | Christine June
    MECHANICSBURG, Pa., June 24, 2010 – Paige Nye will board a plane for the first time June 30 for a life-changing quest that she said she is “extremely over-prepared for.” Future soldier Paige Nye canvasses for people interested in registering for a chance to win an “Army Strong” iPod Nano at the 82nd Annual Jubilee Day in Mechanicsburg, Pa., June 17, 2010. Nye joined the Army in July and will be departing June 30, 2010, to take basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. U.S. Army photo by Christine June  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. She laughed as soon...
  • UC Berkeley Graduates' Thoughts on the Future

    06/23/2010 7:42:38 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 01-18-10 | connectedthefilm
    This is what we are battling against. Not democrats. Not rinos. But the new generation of guilt ridden new world order loons. The battle is lost so long as these are the prevailing ideas of the next generation. We can fight and resist for awhile, but unless we can convert these heathens, we are dinosaurs.
  • Getting Outta Dodge

    06/21/2010 8:46:14 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 6-21-2010 | Daily Reckoning Contributors
    Getting Outta Dodge By Daily Reckoning Contributor 06/21/10 Edited by Eric Fry and Joel Bowman Were I without family ties, I might consider expatriating to one of the quiet, out-of-the-way towns in Central- or South America that I drove my VW bus through in 1977-1978. Spending a year and a half living life at a slower pace and speaking in a second language was world view-opening for this California born American. Through it all, I met many wonderful, amazingly generous people. Unfortunately, I also saw a lot of grinding poverty and misery. I finally lost count of how many times...
  • America's Future NOW! - Washington gathering plan next steps to socialist U.S.A.

    06/08/2010 10:22:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 83+ views ^ | 6/8/10 | Trevor L.
    America's Future NOW! is underway right now at Washington D.C's grand old Omni Shoreham hotel. For three days leading activists from the radical Instititute for Policy Studies, Democratic Socialists of America, Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Democratic Party, labor unions and "community organizations" confer and plan the next stages of the Obama revolution. The event is organized by Campaign for America's Future, itself a creation of I.PS. and D.S.A. and is the latest incarnation of the Take Back America conferences that ran for several years up to 2008. This is the heart of the "progressive" movement that put Barack Obama...
  • The Other European Volcano (the future of the old world looks bleak)

    05/14/2010 7:18:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 657+ views
    National Review ^ | 05/14/2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    When Greece started to erupt, the volcanic ash spread over the social democrats’ smug vision of a perfect European Union. Five years ago, the European Union’s account of itself resonated with end-of history triumphalism. In organic fashion, democratic socialism would spread eastward and southward, recivilizing the old Warsaw Pact and the Balkans through cradle-to-grave entitlements, state unionism, radical environmentalism, and utopian pacifism. No wonder that Turkey begged — and often humiliated itself in the process — to get inside this more perfect union. Over here, we were often lectured by “progressives” that almost everything Europe did was better — subsidized...
  • Living Earth Simulator hopes to unlock secrets of the past, present, future

    05/09/2010 10:55:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 207+ views
    Godlike Productions ^ | May 6, 2010
    * Computer to map every detail possible * Aims to predict where we're heading * EU funding to tune of $1.5 billion IT'S like the real-life version of popular video game Sim Earth, in which players build and manage their own planet. This week, the world's leading techno-socio-economic guru Dirk Helbing outlined his vision of the Earth's future, or rather, the means to acquire it. At a cost of $1.5bn, the Living Earth Simulator will gather as much data about humanity as possible, mining every available source to produce a picture of where we're at and where we're heading. Like...
  • Afghans Hopeful for Peaceful Future, U.S. Leaders Say

    05/06/2010 5:01:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 63+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 6, 2010 – U.S. military and civilian leaders in Afghanistan say they are more optimistic than ever about success there, due not only to military and government advances, but also to the changing will of the Afghan people. “The greatest hope in me resides in the individual Afghans and tribes I’ve worked with,” Army Brig. Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., director of the Joint Staff’s Pakistan-Afghanistan coordination cell, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today. “A sufficient number of them want this to succeed, and therefore it is possible. You see a universal desire from them to improve...
  • Gizab Builds a Future

    05/02/2010 7:50:18 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 241+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Courtesy Australian Department of Defence
      Courtesy Australian Government Department of Defence Governance and stability has been restored to the town of Gizab, Afghanistan, after the local community rose up and rejected the influence of Taliban insurgents, with assistance from Afghan and Australian forces.A number of insurgents were killed and captured in a series of firefights involving Gizab locals, the Afghan Provincial Police Reserve and members of the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG).The Commanding Officer of the SOTG, Lieutenant Colonel P, said that winning combat operations was only half the challenge:“A unique opportunity existed to provide a longer-term solution, because the local population was...
  • Future of Belgium under threat over language row

    04/23/2010 1:31:36 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 30 replies · 760+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/22/2010 | Henry Samuel, Paris
    "Survival" of Belgium as a unified country was called into question last night after a row between French and Dutch speakers brought the government to the verge of collapse. The wrangle has already brought down the government four times in the past three years but the latest spat is the gravest yet and threatens to split the country into Flemish areas and French-speaking areas. King Albert II warned politicians that the political crisis "seriously threatens" the country's role in Europe, after the Prime Minister, Yves Leterme tendered his resignation. Mr Leterme stepped down after talks broke down over plants to...
  • Iran, Israel and the Future of America

    04/19/2010 4:38:05 AM PDT · by bsaunders · 1 replies · 195+ views
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | April 19, 2010 | B. Saunders
    There has been a plethora of articles, papers, discussions, and every conceivable act about the Iranian quest for nuclear weapons with one glaring omission, effective actions. The world seems content to dither away precious time while solely and simply lamenting the progress Iran is making while President Obama has gone one step further, cheerleading the ditherers on. Anyone expecting, or even worse, relying on American leadership in what has been called the Iran crisis will be wholly left hanging and twisting in the winds of fate. The United States has already tipped their hand and are no longer even bluffing,...
  • Teens Charged in Phoebe Prince Bullying Case Get Death Threats

    04/16/2010 8:43:09 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies · 1,351+ views
    People Magazine ^ | Friday April 16, 2010 07:30 AM EDT | By Judy Rakowsky
    A defense lawyer is calling for calm after death threats have been made against teenagers charged in the death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after she was allegedly bullied by schoolmates. "Not to minimize what happened to Phoebe Prince in any way, but translating this into death threats and public harassment has got to stop," says Colin Keefe, who represents Sharon Chanon Velazquez, accused of tormenting Prince, who hanged herself on Jan. 14. "It's gotten way out of control," adds Keefe, who says Velazquez has been driven temporarily from her home.
  • NASA chief charts agency's shuttle-less future

    04/08/2010 3:06:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 511+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/8/10 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA may not be going to the moon anytime soon and its space shuttles are about to be retired, but it could conceivably increase the number of agency jobs under a new reorganization, NASA's chief said Thursday. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said that because NASA has more money overall, it should have more jobs compared to the previous administration's plans for a moon mission. But more of those jobs will be on research into airplanes and climate change. NASA also plans to spend billions of dollars more over the next five years on developing new rocket technology...
  • Former Chief Technologist Seeks to Assist Developing Companies

    03/23/2010 10:23:47 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 2 replies · 154+ views
    Associated Content ^ | March 23 2010 | Alice Winters
    David Croslin is the President of a newly created company called "Innovate the Future." His company is seeking to assist both established and startup companies using his professional network and reputation, experience of an internationally acknowledged innovation leader to help companies grow, make the right connections, and become successful internationally.
  • Civil engagement program helps prepare Iraq for future

    03/22/2010 6:16:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 140+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Senior Airman Wes Carter, USAF
    3/22/2010 - JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq (AFNS) -- As U.S. officials prepare to draw down troops in Iraq, efforts are being made to ensure the effect on the country's infrastructure is minimal. Joint Base Balad's civil engagement program maximizes the base's resources and abilities and helps more than 800,000 Iraqis in the Salah ad Din Province. The program is a joint effort between the U.S. Department of State, the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing and the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment based at JB Balad. "The program provides a communication channel between the three entities, which have different missions to support...
  • Future Afghan Leaders Graduate from National Military Academy

    03/18/2010 4:42:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 85+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | SSgt. Markus M. Maier, USAF
      Story by SSgt. Markus M. Maier, USAFNATO Training Mission-Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan - More than 1,500 people, including Afghan government and coalition officials, joined Afghan President Hamid Karzai in congratulating the National Military Academy graduating class of 2010 today.Two hundred and twelve cadets joined the ranks of Afghan National Army and Afghan National Army Air Corps officers during a ceremony at the school, which was only the second since the academy first opened five years ago.“You are the youth of the nation,” Karzai said in his speech. “You have the responsibility to be committed to your service, your people...

    03/17/2010 8:29:57 PM PDT · by reprobate · 64 replies · 2,074+ views
    Urgent Agenda ^ | 3-17-10 | William Katz
    THE FUTURE OF FOX NEWS – AT 10:15 P.M. ET: Those on our side have come to depend on Fox News as one of the few outlets where our views get a fair hearing. But will that always be the case? There have been some disturbing signs in recent days. Fox, of course, is under the control of Rupert Murdoch, pro-American stalwart and something of a media genius. But Murdoch is aging, and it's widely reported that his son, James, who's becoming increasingly powerful in the parent News Corporation, which owns Fox, has views rather different from those of his...
  • Should wife & I move to Texas? (vanity)

    03/14/2010 3:59:05 PM PDT · by TheStickman · 62 replies · 1,645+ views
    After the election of Obama & seeing what (I believe) he is deliberately doing to the nation with the help of his cohorts, comrades & "man-puppies" in Congress...I'm starting to think in 4-5 years our nation is going to be in such distress, that we might want to move to Texas before the crap hits the fan. We live in Upstate, SC which is a conservative area but if, (Heaven forbid!), CW2 or some variation of it comes down the line, I don't see this as a good part of the nation to be in economically or militarily. Right now,...
  • The Future in Review

    02/20/2010 6:35:45 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 8 replies · 274+ views
    Colonial Baptist Church - media ^ | Sunday Feb 14, 2010 | Dr. Stephen Davey
    Click on "The Future in Review" Listen and/or read (with valuable charts):
  • Lynn Visits Australia’s ‘Shipyard of Future’

    02/15/2010 1:07:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 543+ views
    ADELAIDE, Australia, Feb. 15, 2010 – Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III observed the opening of the heart of one of the most modern shipbuilding plants in the world here today. U.S. Ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich, left, and Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III, center, tour Techport, one of the most modern shipbuilding plants in the world, with South Australia Premier Mike Rann in Adelaide, Australia, Feb. 15, 2010. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Techport is a $300 million investment in Australia’s defense. The shipyard is where...
  • Australian, Afghan Forces Discuss Future with Village Elders in Chenartu

    02/09/2010 5:08:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 165+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Courtesy Australian Government Department of Defence
    Soldiers from AustraliaÂ’s Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) conduct a medical clinic (MEDCAP) for the Chenartu villagers while more than 150 people gather for a shura.(Photo courtesy Australian Government Department of Defence) Courtesy Australian Government Department of DefenceThe Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) with their Afghan partner force have facilitated a major gathering (shura) of village elders and religious leaders in Chenartu, north-east of Tarin Kowt, as part of their current focus on reaching out to Afghan communities across Uruzgan Province. During the meeting, village leaders and representatives were consulted to gain an understanding from the community of their...
  • Vikings cope with defeat, ponder Favre's future

    01/25/2010 3:19:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 1,508+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/25/10 | Dave Campbell - ap
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings have begun their offseason sooner than they hoped. The question now is whether Favre will be around when next season starts. Players gathered at the practice facility on Monday for the final team meeting in the aftermath of their devastating NFC championship game loss at New Orleans the night before. Several Vikings said the overtime defeat hurt worse the day after.
  • Perdogg Predictions 2010 (post your predictions)

    12/12/2009 10:36:32 AM PST · by Perdogg · 51 replies · 1,840+ views
    Perdogg's Crystal Ball | 12.12.09 | Perdogg
    Recape Predictions for 2009 Business/Economy 1) The last half of 2008 will be declared a recession and it will continue through the first quarter. We will have little growth in the 2nd and 3rd quarter, modest growth in the 4th quarter. >Right 2) The Dow will finish at 11,500 on the last trading day of 2009, which will be Thursday, December 31st. >probably not 3) Dollar at the end of 2009 will equal € 1.32 > No ADD strikes again. I meant to say 1 Euro = $1.32 - No either way 4) Unemployment will peak in early fall. >TBD...