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  • GAP delivers early Christmas present to pro-family group

    11/14/2013 11:04:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    One News Now ^ | Friday, November 08, 2013 | Charlie Butts
    A major U.S. retailer has decided to have a heart for Christmas after a five-year campaign by the American Family Association.About eight years ago, roughly 80 percent of the nation's retailers ignored the theme of Christmas in their stores and in advertising, choosing instead to use the politically correct terms "Happy Holidays" or "Holiday Sales." According to Randy Sharp, director of special projects for the American Family Association, while there has been a major turnaround among the companies, there have been some holdouts."One particularly is GAP, which owns the GAP stores and Old Navy stores all across the nation," he...
  • The Pope and Godless Capitalism (Globalism)

    05/11/2013 4:18:13 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 38 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 3, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    "This is called slave labor," said Pope Francis. The Holy Father was referring to the $40 a month paid to apparel workers at that eight-story garment factory in Bangladesh that collapsed on top of them, killing more than 400. "Not paying a just wage ... focusing exclusively on the balance books, on financial statements, only looking at personal profit. That goes against God!" The pope is describing the dark side of globalism Why is Bangladesh, after China, the second-largest producer of apparel in the world? Why are there 4,000 garment factories in that impoverished country which, a few decades ago,...
  • The Enthusiasm Gap – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    08/03/2012 9:10:15 AM PDT · by Signalman · 1 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/3/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss why Obama’s voters won’t turn out. Tune in!
  • Google Ancient Places digs into the past

    03/02/2012 5:00:45 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | University of Southampton
    An exciting new project exploring how people in the past viewed the geography of the ancient world, has been backed by $50,000 grant from Google, Inc. via its Digital Humanities Awards Program. Google Ancient Places (GAP) is developing a Web application which allows users to choose a classical text or book (from between 500BC - 500AD) and then search for references to ancient places within it, presenting the results in a user-friendly interface.
  • The Rich Are Getting Richer… Yeah But So Are the Poor

    12/16/2011 1:43:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Ammo Land ^ | 12/12/2011 | Jarret Skorup
    “No matter your thoughts about the Occupy Wall Street movement, the protesters were right in at least one respect: The rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer.” Variations on this statement were repeated in dozens of blogs, commentaries, and even news reports in the past months. The claim comes via a Congressional Budget Office analysis that shows incomes for the top 1 percent of Americans growing by 275 percent between 1979 and 2007, while the lowest 20 percent saw their inflation-adjusted incomes grow by “only” 18 percent. The numbers from the report are correct, but the assertions...
  • US wealth gap between young and old is widest ever

    11/07/2011 12:14:37 AM PST · by floridarunner01 · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/7/11 | Hope Yen
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The wealth gap between younger and older Americans has stretched to the widest on record, worsened by a prolonged economic downturn that has wiped out job opportunities for young adults and saddled them with housing and college debt. The typical U.S. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an analysis of census data released Monday. While people typically accumulate assets as they age, this wealth gap is now more than double what it was in 2005 and nearly...
  • Gap to shutter a third of US stores, expand globally

    10/15/2011 10:18:43 PM PDT · by RobertClark · 14 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/14/2011 | Al Olson
    Gap, ubiquitous in malls across America, will reduce the number of its U.S. stores to 700 by 2013, a 34 percent decline from 2007, the company announced Thursday. Although it is shrinking its retail footprint in the U.S., the company announced it is expanding Gap and Banana Republic stores in China, Italy and South America. It is planning on tripling its Gap stores in greater China from roughly 15 at the end of this year to about 45 by the end of 2012, according to the press release. Another one of its brands, Old Navy, will make its debut outside...
  • DNC chair, Wasserman Schultz, tries to use Netanyahu as political human shield

    05/24/2011 5:35:20 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-24-11 | Mataharley
    In an unbelievably tactless act, DNC Chairwoman, Rep Debbie Wasserman-Schultz used a joint delegates meeting between Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanhayu, and the Republican Jewish Coalition and the National Jewish Democratic Council as a human shield for political campaigning in the upcoming Presidential election. With the PM present, Wasserman Schultz point blank asked the RJC to "pledge" they would refrain from using Israel as a campaign issue. Matt Brooks, RJC executive director, likened it to hijacking "these meeting in order to, in front of the prime minister, put a gag order in effect to prevent us from speaking out on...
  • GAP Shares Plunge, As Company Says It Will Get Slaughtered By Rising Inflation

    05/19/2011 2:34:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/19/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Shares of The GAP are plunging after hours, after the company put out a huge earnings warning for coming quarters. The stock is off 14%. What's interesting is the why: Inflation. As stated earlier in the year, the company expects business performance during fiscal year 2011 to be heavily impacted by pressure from sourcing cost inflation, particularly in its value channels. While the company anticipated that the cost of goods would increase during the back half of the year, costs are actualizing above the initial estimates. The company now expects product costs per unit to be up about 20 percent...
  • The income gap: real, relevant or ruse

    11/01/2010 12:21:09 PM PDT · by tysonbam · 5 replies
    The Battalion ^ | 11/1/10 | Taylor Wolken
    The media is ripe with sensationalism over the growing gap between the rich and the poor. The left has made it a false flag to rally troops for class warfare, which is neither healthy, nor beneficial for anyone involved. "The wealthy don't work for their money!" "The rich get richer and the poor get poorer!" This is bumper sticker economics and it's time to put the myths around income disparity to rest.
  • Gap's logo back to blue after fans gripe about new

    10/12/2010 7:05:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    AP ^ | October 12, 2010 | Emily Fredrix
    NEW YORK (AP) — Gap is back to blue. The casualwear chain will keep its decades-old white-on-navy blue logo after all. The move comes just one week after the company swapped it online for a new logo without saying a word. The new logo irritated fans, spurring them to complain about it online. Gap North America president Marka Hansen said in a statement late Monday that the San Francisco-based company realized how much people liked the old logo after they put up the new one, a white background with black letters and a little blue box. She also says Gap...
  • Claire Danes/Patrick Wilson - The Gap Commercial

    03/19/2010 8:41:50 AM PDT · by tlb · 2 replies · 562+ views
    Gap ^ | March 10, 2007 | culinaryherb
    A Gap commercial (The Boyfriend Trouser) featuring Claire Danes dancing with Patrick Wilson.
  • CA: Gap For Calif. Retiree Health Care Grows To $52B

    02/09/2010 8:31:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 627+ views
    CBS5.com ^ | 2/9/10 | AP
    SACRAMENTO (CBS 5 / AP) ― The state controller's office on Tuesday found that California taxpayers are on the hook for more state government retiree health benefits than previously thought. Controller John Chiang's office issued a report showing the growing divide between what the state owes retirees for health and dental benefits and what it has saved so far. The gap has grown to nearly $52 billion, about $3.6 billion over last year's estimate. ... "Even as we try to claw our way out of the recession and provide needed cash to the state's coffers, we cannot ignore the promise...
  • GLENN BECK TV THREAD! Monday, November 30, 2009

    11/30/2009 1:33:37 PM PST · by rockabyebaby · 111 replies · 2,370+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 30, 2009 | Glenn Beck
    Dubai and California, how alike are they? STAND UP AMERICA, GET OUT OF THE FETAL POSITION AND MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD. Welcome to the GLENN BECK television thread...Shake the cobwebs out of your brain...We are another day closer to the REVOLUTION that will change the 2010 elections. All comrades, infidels, sick twisted freaks and lurkers are welcome and are encouraged to participate in the thread. Join us for a head exploding hour of GLENN BECK!
  • Updated: Christian Group Calls for Gap Boycott

    11/13/2009 4:03:14 PM PST · by God'sgrrl · 5 replies · 577+ views
    Technology Marketing ^ | November 13, 2009 | Elena Malykhina
    The American Family Association is calling on consumers to boycott Gap Inc. and its brands, which include Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic, this holiday season. more...
  • Minnesota Road Plan has $50B Funding Gap[Construction Costs and Stagnant Revenue]

    08/24/2009 1:00:43 PM PDT · by Son House · 1 replies · 290+ views
    KAALTV.com ^ | 08/24/2009 | KAALTV.com
    Minnesota's updated 20-year plan for highways identifies $65 billion in needs and only $15 billion available to address them. The just-finalized forecast from the Minnesota Department of Transportation says the $50 billion gap results from rising construction costs and stagnant revenue. Even though road planners expect preservation of existing roadways to be a priority, the number of pavement miles deemed poor is projected to grow from 600 now to 1,600 by 2018. Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel says the 20-year plan is part goal statement, part to-do list. He sought to reassure the public that not meeting every objective wouldn't...
  • Credibility Gap

    07/16/2009 9:22:03 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 3 replies · 320+ views
    National Review ^ | 7/16/2009 | Jim Geraghty
    With three days of hearings under our belts, we can strongly suspect that several Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee will not vote to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. We can also strongly suspect that all 60 Senate Democrats will vote to confirm; the opaqueness of her answers on abortion and gun control probably provided sufficient cover for the relatively conservative Democratic senators Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Mark Pryor of Arkansas. So if there are any “swing votes” remaining in the Senate, they are among the 33 Republicans who aren’t on the judiciary panel. There are...
  • U.S. June budget gap $94.32 billion

    07/13/2009 1:16:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1,543+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/13/09 | a
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government rang up a $94.32 billion budget deficit in June, a record for the month, as the price tag for efforts to prop up the economy, banks and automakers mounted while revenues weakened. The Treasury Department said on Monday that June marked the ninth straight month in which the government had run a deficit. In June 2008, the budget enjoyed a $33.55 billion surplus
  • The Galileo affair: history or heroic hagiography?

    02/19/2009 8:50:01 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 37 replies · 2,462+ views
    CMI ^ | Thomas Schirrmacher
    The Galileo affair: history or heroic hagiography? by Thomas Schirrmacher Summary The 17th century controversy between Galileo and the Vatican is examined. Fifteen theses are advanced, with supporting evidence, to show that the Galileo affair cannot serve as an argument for any position on the relation of religion and science. Contrary to legend, both Galileo and the Copernican system were well regarded by church officials. Galileo was the victim of his own arrogance, the envy of his colleagues and the politics of Pope Urban VIII. He was not accused of criticising the Bible, but disobeying a papal decree...
  • Express Yourself: Gap Unveils 'Vote For' Campaign (Semi-Vanity & Barf Alert)

    10/21/2008 6:35:23 PM PDT · by Tidbit · 168+ views
    Gap Inc. ^ | Oct. 8, 2008
    snip Hear what Thought Leaders and Celebs Vote for at gap.com/votefor: To get voters thinking about what they "Vote for," Gap enlisted the help of 10 personalities and thought-leaders to create their own 'Vote for" videos at gap.com/votefor. Participants include Bill Maher, Norman Lear, Cameron Sinclair, Perez Hilton, Mark Cuban, Olivia Munn, Kristen Bell, The Cool Kids, John Picard and Minka Kelly who "Vote for" a range of passions from "Imagining New Energy" to "BBQ." Voters can embed their favorite videos on personal blogs and other websites.
  • Army Engineers Bridge the Gap (ESSAYONS!)

    02/18/2008 3:39:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 716+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Piper, USA
    CAMP RAMADI — The engineers had the first span of the bridge ready to go out on the river, but when the water levels were checked, the river had risen 24 inches in an hour. It didn’t stop the Soldiers from the 814th Engineer Company; it only forced them to adjust their plan and raise the 30-foot section of the bridge a little higher to get it on the pontoon floating in the river. The weather would prove to be the most difficult challenge in building the 120-meter Mabey Logistics Support Bridge spanning the Euphrates River over the course of...
  • Republicans Closing The Congressional Gap

    01/22/2008 8:16:54 AM PST · by jdm · 19 replies · 120+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 22, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    After a disastrous 2006 election, Republicans lost control of Congress for the first time in twelve years. After a disastrous 2007 session, Democrats may have given Republicans a window of opportunity to take it back. Rasmussen reports that the GOP has closed the gap on the generic Congressional ballot question to five points, their best showing since November 2006: The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that, if the Congressional Election were held today, 43% of American voters say they would vote for the Democrat in their district and 38% would opt for the Republican (see crosstabs). That’s the...
  • America Supports You: Site Bridges Gap Between Troops, Families

    01/09/2008 3:14:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 51+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2008 – In 1997, a Web site kept one family’s far-flung friends and relatives up to date on the status of a loved one facing a serious medical condition. CaringBridge began offering free, personalized Web sites to keep family and friends connected during a loved one’s medical struggles in 1997. The organization is now offering the same opportunity to servicemembers and their families who are coping with serious medical issues or long absences. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Today, that Web site has grown into CaringBridge, and it helps more than 16 million...
  • Help Sink Old Navy's Blockade (taking political correctness to the extreme)

    12/18/2007 7:51:28 AM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 40 replies · 396+ views
    American Family Association (via e-mail) | 12/18/07 | Donald E. Wildmon
    Help Sink Old Navy's Blockade Dear Craig, You would think a company that gets the vast majority of its business from Christians would be respectful of its customers. Such is true of companies that don't have an anti-Christian bias. But not at Old Navy. Old Navy has put a blockade around Christmas. Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic are owned by the same company. And all three boycott Christmas. At these stores, Christmas isn't allowed because a handful of non-Christians are offended. Old Navy doesn't want to offend non-Christians. But they sure don't worry about offending Christians. They will take...
  • Gap, Old Navy censor 'Christmas,' replace it with 'Holiday'

    12/12/2007 2:35:31 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 56 replies · 535+ views
    Gap, which owns Old Navy, Banana Republic, Forth & Towne and Piperlime, has become the latest politically correct retailer, intentionally censoring the use of "Christmas" in their in-store, online and printed advertising. Instead of referring to the season as Christmas, Gap instead uses the word "holiday." As hard as we tried, AFA could not find a single instance in which Gap-owned stores use the term "Christmas." Not a single time! When one Old Navy store manager was asked by AFA if the word Christmas was in his store, he answered, "We have a lot of Christmas gifts in our stores,...
  • Getting Past 'No Child' (Left Behind Act)

    12/09/2007 8:45:33 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 172+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9 December 2007 | George F. Will
    NCLB was passed in 2001 as an extension of the original mistake, President Lyndon Johnson's Elementary and Secondary Education Act-- 1965, when Great Society excesses sowed the seeds of conservatism's subsequent ascendancy. ESEA was the first large Washington intrusion into education K through 12. NCLB was supported by Republicans reluctant to vastly expand that intrusion but even more reluctant to oppose a new president's signature issue. First, most new ideas are dubious, so the federalization of policy increases the probability of continentwide mistakes. Second, education is susceptible to pedagogic fads and social engineering fantasies -- schools of education incubate them...
  • A year later, Gap continues to censor Christmas

    11/27/2007 2:03:00 PM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 241 replies · 629+ views
    AFA ActionAlert ^ | 11/27/07 | Donald E. Wildman
    A year later, Gap continues to censor Christmas At Gap, the score is "holiday" 172 and "Christmas" 3 At Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic, Christmas hardly exists. For these three companies, all owned by Gap, the only items listed as having anything to do with Christmas were a pair of boxer shorts and a child's sleepwear set. Last year, when Gap also censored Christmas, we contacted the company. The company refused to change their policy of censoring Christmas. This year the company has continued their practice of censoring Christmas from their stores and promotions. The only conclusion one can...
  • Mind the (achievement) gap (Achievement gap tunnel vision)

    11/27/2007 9:20:32 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 20 replies · 100+ views
    LA Times ^ | 27 November 2007 | Richard Rothstein
    Given that results for black and Latino students are improving, is the achievement gap something we should be trying to solve at all? Isn't there a danger of doing more harm than good? The "achievement gap" is not the most reliable indicator of shortcomings in the learning of minority and economically disadvantaged students because: The gap is the difference between minority and white achievement. If we could raise minority achievement substantially, this would be very worthwhile, even if white achievement also rose and prevented the gap from narrowing much. How we measure the gap nowadays is technically flawed and politically...
  • Never Trust Anybody Over 49 (Obama over Hillary Puff)

    09/29/2007 3:52:52 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 1 replies · 78+ views
    New York Times ^ | 29 September 2007 | Gail Collins
    Earlier this year at a campaign rally, Bill Clinton said that when he was at Yale, he told Hillary: “I have met all the most gifted people in our generation and you’re the best.” Now, it’s always nice to hear a husband say he thinks his wife is tops. But I can’t get past the idea that while Bill Clinton was still in law school he believed he already knew every baby boomer worth knowing. ...Obviously, Clinton wasn’t including Barack Obama, who was only about 12 at the time. Now, Obama’s campaign is the revenge of Gen XYZ — an...
  • Lost in a Million-Year Gap, Solid Clues to Human Origins

    09/18/2007 4:05:30 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 18 replies · 119+ views
    New York Times ^ | 18 September 2007 | John Noble Wilford
    In the study of human origins, paleoanthropology stares in frustration back to a dark age from three million to less than two million years ago. The missing mass in this case is the unfound fossils to document just when and under what circumstances our own genus Homo emerged. The origin of Homo is one of the most intriguing and intractable mysteries in human evolution. New findings only remind scientists that answers to so many of their questions about early Homo probably lie buried in the million-year dark age. It is known that primitive hominids — human ancestors and their close...
  • U.S. and British Troops bridge medical gap

    09/15/2007 10:59:21 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 320+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Felix A. Figueroa
    British Lt. Col. Scott. Frazer, clinical director of Brady Lanes Medical Facility, shows U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Christopher Conley, and Lt. Cmdr. Amy Garret the European style portable ventilator and instructs them on its use. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Felix Figueroa, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs. BASRA — U.S. Navy medics assigned to the 2515th Naval Air Ambulance Detachment recently met up with their British counterparts to talk about ways to streamline lateral communications and familiarize each other with equipment. “We’ve met some British medical personnel in passing while dropping off and picking up patients,” said...
  • The Origins of the God Gap (Why Democrats Need faith-friendly front runners)

    07/13/2007 9:25:54 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 20 replies · 841+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 07/13/2007 | Amy Sullivan
    In the beginning, as they say, religion in America was a decidedly nonpartisan affair. Presidents of all political stripes sprinkled their speeches with references to the Almighty. Religious Americans led political movements to battle communism and poverty, to promote temperance and civil rights. If anything, the contours of the religious landscape favored Democrats: their voters were evangelical Southerners and ethnic Catholics, while Republicans appealed to Northeasterners who were more private about their faith. The relationship between religion and politics changed abruptly in the turbulent decade that spanned the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. The twin disappointments of Vietnam and Watergate led...
  • The Myth That Schools Shortchange Girls

    12/18/2006 9:53:11 PM PST · by Ronald ReaganROCKS · 5 replies · 479+ views
    menweb.org ^ | 1998 | Judith S Kleinfeld
    The Myth That Schools Shortchange Girls Social Science in the Service of Deception as covered in U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and on MacLaughlin One-On-One. Click here to read the full text of Prof. Kleinfeld's 35-page article, with full documentation, tables, and figures Women's advocacy groups have waged an intense media campaign to promote the idea that the "schools shortchange girls. " Their goal is to intensify the image of women as "victims" deserving special treatment and policy attention. Their sophisticated public relations campaign has succeeded. The idea that girls are victimized...
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, December 10-16, 2006: Harpers Ferry

    12/13/2006 9:40:45 AM PST · by cogitator · 11 replies · 299+ views
    Various | Various
    For no particular reason, I decided today I'd try to find picture of the remarkable Harpers Ferry, only a short drive from where I live. Harpers Ferry is a striking gap in the mountains where the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers merge. You can also see it from space with Google maps and from high-altitude aerial on MapQuest. The Google image is slightly better. Of course, Harpers Ferry is a very significant historical site for the Civil War era, too. From the ground, it provides some nice views. I've provided a small variety here. This one is a somewhat artistic photo:...
  • Gap, Old Navy censor 'Christmas,' replace it with 'Holiday'

    12/05/2006 1:51:33 PM PST · by Coleus · 128 replies · 4,401+ views
    Gap, which owns Old Navy, Banana Republic, Forth & Towne and Piperlime, has become the latest politically correct retailer, intentionally censoring the use of "Christmas" in their in-store, online and printed advertising. Instead of referring to the season as Christmas, Gap instead uses the word "holiday." As hard as we tried, AFA could not find a single instance in which Gap-owned stores use the term "Christmas." Not a single time! When one Old Navy store manager was asked by AFA if the word Christmas was in his store, he answered, "We have a lot of Christmas gifts in our stores,...
  • The New Altruism (feel good by spending on leftie causes this "holiday season")

    12/01/2006 6:27:25 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 10 replies · 631+ views
    The Lakeland Ledger ^ | December 1, 2006 | MATTHEW PERRONE
    A PROFIT WITH HONOR Walk into any Gap clothing store this holiday season and expect to see red T-shirts, red hats and red bracelets. Of course decorating with red is nothing unusual this time of year, but the merchandise is meant to remind customers of something not often associated with the holidays: the global AIDS epidemic. Gap is one of a number of companies this year who are tapping into consumers' growing desire to do good deeds with their purchasing dollars. Other retailers selling products to benefit humanitarian causes include Bath & Body Works, a division of Limited Brands Inc.,...
  • What It Takes to Make a Student (Succeed According To The NYT)

    11/26/2006 3:40:47 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 30 replies · 1,454+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | 26 November 2006 | PAUL TOUGH
    ...But there was good news, the president concluded: “I’m proud to report the achievement gap between white kids and minority students is closing... United States.” This contention — that the achievement gap is on its way to the dustbin of history — is one that Bush and Spellings have expressed frequently in the past year. And the gap better be closing: the law is coming up on its fifth anniversary. In just seven more years, if the promise of No Child Left Behind is going to be kept, the performances of white and black students have to be indistinguishable. But...
  • Racial IQ Gap Narrows: Blacks Gain 4 To 7 Points On Whites

    08/06/2006 2:14:03 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies · 1,309+ views
    Science News ^ | 8-6-2006 | Eric jaffe
    Racial IQ Gap Narrows: Blacks gain 4 to 7 points on whites Eric Jaffe A statistical analysis of four national intelligence tests indicates that the difference in scores between blacks and whites decreased by about a third between 1972 and 2002. The findings challenge a century-old argument that the racial gap in performance on IQ tests is primarily genetic and therefore invulnerable to social change, say the researchers who performed the new study. They examined data that have only recently become available to researchers, says William Dickens of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Using test results from a random...
  • Prop. 82: Initiative backers threaten Gap boycott {Meathead's Nanny State}

    05/12/2006 1:05:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 551+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/12/6 | Laura Mecoy
    Employing a new political tactic, two large labor unions are using the threat of a consumer boycott to try to curb corporate contributions to groups opposing the universal preschool initiative on the June ballot. The Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees sent a letter last week threatening a national boycott of all of the Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic stores. They said they would launch the boycott if the Gap, its affiliates or any members of the family that founded the Gap donated to groups opposing actor and director Rob Reiner's...
  • Happy surprise as US trade deficit narrows

    05/12/2006 1:32:22 PM PDT · by familyop · 13 replies · 437+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12MAY06 | Telegraph
    The US trade deficit unexpectedly narrowed in March for a second month as exports climbed to a record and the value of petroleum imports declined. The shortfall in goods and services trade shrank to $62bn, the smallest since August, the Commerce Department said in Washington. The price of goods imported to the US in April jumped by the most in seven months, the Labor Department said in a separate report. Stronger European and Asian economies, along with a decline in the dollar, may spark greater demand for US exports in coming months, economists said. The smaller deficit prompted economists to...
  • Prop. 82 backers picket Gap store (Meathead Initiative alert)

    04/14/2006 9:49:06 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 14 replies · 532+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 14 April 2006 | Rachel Gordon
    SAN FRANCISCO Prop. 82 backers picket Gap store Backers of Proposition 82, which would offer free preschool to all California 4-year-olds, called for a boycott of Gap Inc. because of its owners' opposition to the June ballot measure. About two dozen Prop. 82 supporters set up a boisterous but peaceful picket outside the Gap's San Francisco flagship store at Powell and Market streets on Thursday. John Fisher, whose father is Gap founder Don Fisher and who manages the family's multibillion-dollar investment portfolio, gave $25,000 to the campaign opposed to Prop. 82. Family members also have contributed to business groups campaigning...
  • The generation gap at Harvard ( students far more conservative than faculty)

    03/23/2006 10:06:04 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 13 replies · 968+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 03/26/2006 | Hans Zeiger
    The generation gap at Harvard-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: March 23, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com There is a generation gap at Harvard University. The students are far more conservative than the faculty. The aging radical professors haven't enough to do, so they nitpicked their president's words and pressured his resignation. The students are dismayed. President Larry Summers' resignation last month followed a "lack of confidence" vote by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In a poll released March 13 by the Harvard Crimson, 66 percent of surveyed Harvard students claimed to "disapprove of the way that members of the Faculty...
  • Evolution versus Intelligent Design: The God of the Gaps

    03/11/2006 10:35:26 PM PST · by DallasMike · 22 replies · 538+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 11, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Joe Carter at The Evangelical Outpost has an outstanding article on the "God of the Gaps." Joe explains in easily understandable terms that the notion "actually encompasses four different views based on distinctions between a “science gap” (a gap in our current scientific knowledge) and a “nature gap” (a break in the continuous cause-effect chain of natural process) that may or may not be bridged by miraculous-appearing theistic action." As technology advances, our science gaps close, but more science gaps often rise up to take their place. For example, we once thought that an electron was a sub-atomic particle that...
  • Posters Bridge Gap Between Iraqi Army, Locals

    02/24/2006 4:49:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 223+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | Sgt 1st Class Walter E. van Ochten
    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Williams and an Iraqi soldier talk to local citizens in Ad Dwar, Iraq, Feb. 10, 2006, about the suspects on the “most-wanted” poster they are handing out. Williams is assigned to psychological operations, 2nd Squadron, 9th U.S. Cavalry. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Walter E. van Ochten More Photos Posters Bridge Gap Between Iraqi Army, Locals Armed with leaflets and posters, Iraqi troops take to the streets of Ad Dawr, giving local Iraqis the opportunity to interact with their soldiers. By Sgt 1st Class Walter E. van Ochten 133rd Mobile Public Affairs...
  • A Phony Science Gap?

    02/22/2006 7:44:58 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 38 replies · 1,154+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 22, 2006 | By Robert Samuelson
    WASHINGTON -- It's true that in a ``knowledge economy'' -- one where new information and ideas increasingly form the basis of useful products and government programs -- nations need an adequate science and engineering (S&E) work force. But it's emphatically not true, as much of the alarmist commentary on America's ``competitiveness'' implies, that the United States now faces crippling shortages in its technological elites. Here are some facts: -- In 2004, American colleges and universities awarded a record 233,492 undergraduate S&E degrees, reports the National Science Foundation (NSF). That was up 38 percent from 169,726 in 1990. Within that total,...
  • GAP Brand sites (GAP, BR, Old Navy, Forthe & Towne) are now inaccessable to Mac/Safari users....

    10/05/2005 2:33:47 PM PDT · by Barney59 · 5 replies · 1,985+ views
    http://www.gap.com ^ | 10/5/2005 | Barney 59
    In a new (probably a coding screw-up) move, Gap Inc and their associate brand sites (Gap brands include Banana Republic, Old Navy, Gap, Gap Kids and their new brand: Forthe and Towne ) fail to allow Apple Safari users from loading. Users will only receive a continually reloading URL bar with blank pages. Mac users wanting to have access should contact custserv@gap.com and alert them to the problem!
  • Wealth Gap Threatens Stability In China

    08/22/2005 6:06:48 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 473+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-23-2005 | Richard Spencer
    Wealth gap threatens stability in China By Richard Spencer in Beijing (Filed: 23/08/2005) China risks social meltdown within five years because of the stresses provoked by its economic boom, government officials were warned yesterday. The country was now in a "yellow-light" zone, the second most serious indicator of "social instability", according to an official report focusing on the growing gap between rich and poor. The wealth gap between rich and poor is still widening "We are going to hit the red-light scenario after 2010 if there are no effective solutions in the next few years," said the report, commissioned by...
  • Concert-Goers Span The Generation Gap And The Atlantic For Sell-Out Reunion (Cream)

    05/02/2005 6:29:50 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 858+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-3-2005 | Richard Alleyne/Helen Johnstone
    Concert-goers span the generation gap and the Atlantic for sell-out reunion By Richard Alleyne and Helen Johnstone (Filed: 03/05/2005) They were one of the biggest groups in the Sixties. Now they are the biggest group in their sixties. Cream, the world's first "supergroup", who introduced the public to long guitar and drum solos, reformed last night after 36 years and showed, if anything, that they are more popular than ever. Cream: older, wiser and drink-and-drugs-free The band - guitarist Eric Clapton, drummer Ginger Baker and bass player Jack Bruce - sold out their four performances at the Royal Albert Hall...
  • Schwarzenegger appoints Gap founder to Board of Education

    03/18/2005 12:21:11 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 36 replies · 928+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | Mar. 18, 2005 | Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO - Donald Fisher, founder and chairman emeritus of Gap, Inc., was appointed to another term on the State Board of Education by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday. Fisher, 76, founded the retail clothing chain in 1969 with his wife Doris. Previously, he was a partner in Fisher Property Investment Co., a general contracting and real estate management firm. The Republican businessman and philanthropist was first appointed to the board by then-Gov. Gray Davis in 2001. Fisher, of San Francisco, is a board member of Boys and Girls Clubs of America, EdVoice, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the California...
  • The Bizarre World Of The Neosinophile

    02/23/2005 7:43:41 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 6 replies · 352+ views
    Knight Of The Mind ^ | Wednesday, February 23, 2005 | .cnI redruM
    Thomas P. M. Barnett sat on a panel I attended during a business conference last week in Williamsburg, Va. The man served our country well for years at The Pentagon and has an active mind, a glib turn of phrase and the ability to make an entire room of bored convention attendees laugh at some of his remarks and gasp at others. He was enpaneled with two stodgy DC careerists and stole the entire 90 minutes with off-the-cuff blandishments such as: -- "The bigger a mess Iraq becomes, the more it unsettles the Middle East. This is turning out better...