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  • Edward Kennedy Institute to open early next year

    10/08/2014 9:18:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2014 9:25 PM EDT
    The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is set to open early next year. […] The institute is being built on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The centerpiece is a full-scale representation of the U.S. Senate Chamber. …
  • Meet the 99.999999 Percent: They’re worried about jobs and growth, not inequality.

    02/10/2014 8:46:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/10/2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Forget about the 1 percent versus the 99 percent. It’s really more like the 0.000001 percent versus everybody else. A tiny group — mostly comprising the Obama White House, a bunch of Washington Democrats, progressive economists, and the media elite — continues to fixate on income inequality as America’s greatest challenge. Most everybody else, the 99.999999 percent, sees things differently. Surveys continue to show Americans most worried about jobs and economic growth, not the income gap between the top and bottom. It’s a rational view given new employment data from the government. The January jobs report showed only 113,000 net...
  • The Islamic Institute of Counter Zionist American Psychological Warfare!

    01/02/2013 11:49:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jihad-Watch ^ | 12/17/12 | Robert
    It's real! Photo thanks to TahariRider. Recently I noticed that many of the Islamic supremacists on Twitter were sending out identical tweets. When I asked the rabidly antisemitic pro-Hamas propagandist Linda Sarsour about it, she admitted that she and others were all working from the same talking points:
  • EPA Institutes Minimum Gas Purchase Requirement For Some Stations

    09/19/2012 11:16:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9/19/12 | Betsy Woodruff
    Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R., Wis.) has a post on the Hill’s Congress Blog highlighting a bizarre new regulation from the EPA requiring some gas stations to sell at least four gallons of gasoline at a time. It affects those that pump both E10 and E15 (gas with 10 percent or 15 percent ethanol) through the same hose. Since E15 is pretty terrible for small engines and old cars (Sensenbrenner says it’s “like metal in a microwave for a small engine”), the theory is that when customers whose engines cannot handle it are buying gas,
  • White House: Colleges Also Forced to Institute HHS Mandate

    03/16/2012 3:10:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/16/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The White House announced today that colleges and universities will also be forced to join religious employers in instituting the new HHS mandate that requires them to provide coverage for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions. The Health and Human Services Department released information Friday afternoon saying college student health care plans will be treated like employees’ plans — making them subject to the mandate the Obama administration put in place that has upset pro-life groups for its violation of religious liberties. The decision means college students — who already get abortions at the highest rate compared with...
  • Institute of Medicine Provides Medical "Cover" for Sebellius

    08/26/2011 1:58:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/26/11 | Dr. Susan Berry
    There is a lot of talk, during these pre-presidential election days, of whether Republicans should stick to fiscal policy issues or include social issues as well in their platforms. Liberals are attacking fiscal/social conservatives, and some “establishment” Republicans are also criticizing their socially conservative colleagues, fearful that Independents will be turned off by the thought that Republicans are appearing rigid, strict, and hard. Political strategy aside, however, what often strikes me about these debates, which always seem centered on how conservative Republicans are trying to force their social views on the nation, is that liberals do it all the time...
  • Catholic bishop addresses Mormon Institute students

    Catholic bishop addresses Mormon Institute students    ‘Our Shared History, Our Shared Values, and Our Shared Challenges’ By David HoefferlePublic Affairs Director, Southern Arizona Published: Monday, March 28, 2011   TUCSON, ARIZ. Calling it a “historic occasion,” Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson encouraged Latter-day Saints and Catholics to stand side-by-side in their joint responsibility to protect freedom of worship throughout the world. Bishop Kicanas, past vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and current chairman of the board of directors of Catholic Relief Services, presented a stirringly inspirational young adult fireside as the...
  • April groundbreaking slated for Edward M. Kennedy Institute

    03/21/2011 3:15:08 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 36 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 21, 2011 | Martin Finucane
    A groundbreaking ceremony has been slated for early next month for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Dorchester. The ceremony is to be held at the future site of the institute, next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, a statement from the institute said.
  • Slums Thrive When State 'Reduces' Corruption And Does Not Reward Basic Law Enforcement

    02/15/2011 3:46:20 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Brookings Institution ^ | FEBRUARY 14, 2011 | Vanda Felbab-Brown
    As one walks the streets of Medellin’s communas, it is striking how much more developed these poor and crime-ridden neighborhoods are compared to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, the barrios of Cuidad Juarez, or shantytowns of Johannesburg. The hilly streets are wide and paved, and electricity, gas, and water are provided to over 90 percent of the population. Yet, despite the impressive public-goods distribution and other laudable shift in policies in Medellin over the past decade, homicides and other violence have increased again. With pervasive urban crime increasingly a 21st century phenomenon and urban "ungoverned spaces" posing important threats...
  • Kennedy Institute funding denied

    12/18/2010 12:40:00 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 29 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/18/10 | Hillary Chabot
    But groundbreaking in spring The founding president of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate yesterday said he is giving up on seeking federal funds for the legacy project, $30 million short of the total the institute has requested from Congress. “We had this request in and we felt that either we get it this year or we don’t, and we’re not going to go back,” said Peter Meade, president of the institute. “I doubt we’re going back to ask for any more. The institute, a $150 million project to honor the liberal lion, already has nabbed $38...
  • (Teddy) Kennedy Institute plans unveiled

    07/28/2010 8:58:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | July 28, 2010 | Laura Crimaldi
    The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate today unveiled renderings for its approximately $60 million site, which is expected to break ground in Dorchester this fall. The institute will be located next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum on the University of Massachusetts-Boston campus. [Snip] Sen. Kennedy envisioned the institute as a living, breathing, constantly evolving bipartisan center that would reflect his passion for education, history and civic engagement. The institute hopes to raise $125 million to cover the building expenses and start an endowment, Meade said. Federal earmarks worth $38.6 million have already been...
  • Losing Streisand?

    07/07/2010 10:50:53 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 24 replies
    NRO ^ | 07/07/2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    Lloyd Grove at the DB writing from the Aspen Ideas thingamajig where Obama's economic policies are apparently being lambasted by Niall Ferguson and Mort Zuckerman: “We are, without question, in a period of decline, particularly in the business world,” Zuckerman said. “The real problem we have…are some of the worst economic policies in place today that, in my judgment, go directly against the long-term interests of this country.” Zuckerman added that he detects in the Obama White House “hostility to the very kinds of [business] culture that have made this the great country that it is and was. I think...
  • Temple Institute Rabbi: Obama is a Robber

    04/22/2010 1:32:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 286+ views
    inn ^ | 4/22/10 | Staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo last week robbed Judaism of its legacy and threatens the existence of the Jewish state, according to Temple Institute Rabbi Chaim Richman. The rabbi also said the president’s comments were in essence perverse and obscene. He responded point by point to President Obama’s speech in which he said that “settlements are illegitimate,” that the re-establishment of the State of Israel is rooted in the Holocaust, and that denying the Holocaust is a sin but that Iran, whose leader denies the Holocaust, has a right to nuclear power
  • Creation institute sues coordinating board

    04/21/2009 9:40:45 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 149 replies · 3,103+ views
    The Statesman ^ | April 21, 2009 | Ralph K.M. Haurwitz
    Creation institute sues coordinating board By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz April 21, 2009 The Dallas-based Institute for Creation Research Graduate School has sued the state’s higher education agency for denying permission to offer a master’s degree in science education. The Bible-oriented group contends in a lawsuit filed last week in federal court that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board violated its civil rights. The suit, first reported by the Dallas Morning News, argues that the coordinating board discriminated against the institute because it doesn’t support evolution. Members of the coordinating board, who are gubernatorial appointees, voted 8-0 a year ago to...
  • FBI raids UF nuclear power institute [University of Florida]

    02/25/2009 12:22:10 PM PST · by onemiddleamerican · 165 replies · 7,188+ views
    TampaBay10 News ^ | February 25, 2009 | AP
    Gainesville, Florida - A nuclear space power institute at the University of Florida has been raided by the FBI. Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Rhew in Tallahassee says search warrants were served at the university's Innovative Nuclear Space Power and Propulsion Institute. University of Florida spokesman Steve Orlando says the FBI was in the office of professor Samim Anghaie, the Iranian-born director of the institute. Rhew would not comment on the investigation but did say no arrest warrants have been issued. Orlando says the university is cooperating with the investigation and Anghaie's employment status is being reviewed.
  • Eugenics … death of the defenceless: The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton

    02/24/2009 5:42:22 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies · 1,042+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Russell Grigg
    Eugenics … death of the defenceless The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton By Russell Grigg Few ideas have done more harm to the human race in the last 120 years than those of Sir Francis Galton. He founded the evolutionary pseudo-science of eugenics. Today, ethnic cleansing, the use of abortion to eliminate ‘defective’ unborn babies, infanticide, euthanasia, and the harvesting of unborn babies for research purposes all have a common foundation in the survival-of-the-fittest theory of eugenics. So who was Galton, what is eugenics, and how has it harmed humanity?...
  • George Soros finally gets it

    02/21/2009 11:37:14 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 1,771+ views
    ml-implode (Option Armageddon) ^ | 02/21/09 | Rolf Winkler
    George Soros finally gets it February 21, 2009 – 1:56 pm Three weeks ago, the positively schizophrenic Op-Ed page for the WSJ published yet another piece by a big financial brain proposing a “solution” to the financial crisis. While the editorial page itself is so rigidly ideological as to be useless, the op-ed page publishes stuff all over the map. The only common attribute seems to be a big-name byline. Once in a while you’ll get a thoughtful, nuanced and hard-hitting piece by Shelby Steele or Judy Shelton, for instance; occasionally, one of the big names will actually say something...
  • The Amazing Story Behind Tho Global Warming Scam

    01/29/2009 7:43:40 AM PST · by rellimpank · 19 replies · 1,551+ views
    KUSI-San Diego ^ | John Coleman
    The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax we citizens for our carbon footprints. Only two details stand in the way, the faltering economic times and a dramatic turn toward a colder climate. The last two bitter winters have lead to a rise in public awareness that CO2 is not a pollutant and is not a significant greenhouse gas that is triggering runaway global warming. How did we ever get to this point where bad science is driving big...
  • U.S. now only 2 states away from rewriting Constitution

    12/12/2008 2:05:34 AM PST · by Man50D · 27 replies · 2,266+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | December 12, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    A public policy organization has issued an urgent alert stating affirmative votes are needed from only two more states before a Constitutional Convention could be assembled in which "today's corrupt politicians and judges" could formally change the U.S. Constitution's "'problematic' provisions to reflect the philosophical and social mores of our contemporary society." "Don't for one second doubt that delegates to a Con Con wouldn't revise the First Amendment into a government-controlled privilege, replace the 2nd Amendment with a 'collective' right to self-defense, and abolish the 4th, 5th, and 10th Amendments, and the rest of the Bill of Rights," said the...
  • Blast rocks Bayer plant in Institute (West Virginia)

    08/28/2008 11:36:58 PM PDT · by Drago · 6 replies · 295+ views
    Charlston Gazette ^ | 08/28/2008 | Staff reports
    <p>NSTITUTE, W.Va. -- Witnesses reported seeing a red fireball and feeling a blast as far away as Charleston, after an explosion was reported at the Bayer Crop Science Plant in Institute at 10:35 p.m. Thursday. The explosion was heard at least as far away as Mink Shoals.</p>
  • CA: Greenhouse gas institute slips under the radar

    08/14/2008 9:27:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 291+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 8/14/08 | Anthony York and John Howard
    A publicly funded, world-class research institute that would develop answers to the threat posed by climate-changing greenhouse gases is being crafted in the Legislature, and is among the last-minute proposals expected to come before the Legislature in the closing days of this year's legislative session. The plan differs sharply from the original blueprint proposed by California's top utilities regulator, state Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey. Legislation encompassing the new, estimated $87 million-a-year plan is likely to be completed within a few days. At time when public attention is focused on California's $15.2 billion budget shortage, the proposed California Institute...
  • CA: PUC-approved institute at UC kindles suspicions (“Peevey’s Plan”)

    06/07/2008 6:22:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 136+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 6/5/08 | John Howard
    A plan pushed by California’s top utilities regulator to set up a ratepayer-financed, $60 million-a-year institute at the University of California is running into opposition in the Capitol, where the legislators’ lawyer says the scheme is illegal and angry lawmakers sense a ploy to circumvent their authority. Michael Peevey, the president of the Public Utilities Commission, described the California Institute for Climate Solutions as a “groundbreaking path to find solutions to the most pressing problem of our time.” Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, following the PUC’s unanimous vote in April to approve the institute, agreed, saying the new facility would “bring...
  • Voter-created Calif stem cell institute grants $271 million

    05/07/2008 1:19:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 110+ views
    California's stem cell institute has granted nearly $271 million to 12 universities and research centers to build new research laboratories. In 2004, Californians approved Proposition 71, a measure that created the California Institute for Regernerative Medicine, a $3 billion stem cell research agency. The institute says the new labs are needed to house the glut of researchers who flocked to the state to study stem cells. The largest grant announced Wednesday for a single campus will be $43.6 million for Stanford University. Nearly $137 million in funding will be divided between eight University of California campuses, with UC San Francisco...
  • Dom Armentano: UFOs and censorship — why Cato Institute dumped me

    02/27/2008 9:06:28 AM PST · by BGHater · 98 replies · 541+ views
    TC Palm ^ | 25 Feb 2008 | Dom Armentano
    On Jan. 10, just one day after my article on UFO secrecy appeared in this newspaper and on this Web site (“Intelligent Extraterrestrial life: The Other Inconvenient truth?” Jan. 9), I was unceremoniously dropped as a Cato Institute adjunct scholar, a position I’d held for more than 20 years. First some background. I’m a Ph.D. economist with a national reputation in the antitrust area. I’ve written books, journal articles, and many dozens of op-ed articles over the years on a variety of public-policy issues. My association with the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington, D. C. goes back many decades. Yet...
  • Teachers' Institute Opens in Rasheed

    03/14/2007 4:51:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 156+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Nathaniel Smith
    Teachers' Institute Opens in Rasheed By Pfc. Nathaniel Smith 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs BAGHDAD, March 14, 2007 -- The Iraqi National Police and Multi-National Division-Baghdad Forces opened the Mutanabi Teachers' Institute in the Rasheed district of the Iraqi capital, March 13. The institute was opened at the Netaaken School, a school for girls, ages 12 through 19, in the southern district. "The Iraqi government and the coalition forces work hard because they have one goal, to build a new Iraq." Sabeeh Al Ka'abi, the head of the Al Rasheed District Action Council Sabeeh Al...
  • CA: Stem cell institute predicts at least 10-year wait for cures - CIRM , Prop. 71

    10/04/2006 2:28:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 378+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 10/4/06 | Steve Johnson
    To the dismay of some advocates for the disabled and sick, a draft report issued today by California's $3 billion stem-cell institute says the agency is unlikely to develop cures for diseases or other ailments any time soon. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine's proposed strategic plan, written by a group that included two Nobel scientists, methodically sets out a detailed blueprint for eventually turning stem cells into treatments for a variety of health problems. But the plan -- which must be approved by the institute's board -- cautions that stem cell science remains in its infancy and that much...
  • CA: Biotech execs back stem cell institute - But still cautious about risks (CIRM and Prop 71)

    07/25/2006 9:45:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 250+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7/25/06 | Steve Johnson
    Biotech company executives in the Bay Area met Tuesday to begin working with California's sputtering stem-cell research institute, which was jump-started last week by the $150 million boost it got from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. ``I feel we are at a very important point in history here,'' said Michael West, chairman and chief scientific officer of Advanced Cell Technology of Alameda. He added that it was essential ``do do everything we possibly can to see that money is well spent.'' Still, the executives who met in San Francisco with officials at the stem-cell institute, created in 2004 when California voters passed...
  • Iran could have nuclear weapon within four years says IISS

    05/24/2006 1:56:17 PM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies · 468+ views
    London - Iran could be able to produce between 20 and 25 kilos of highly-enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon by 2010, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London said Wednesday. 'The IISS estimate of 2010 remains valid,' the institute said in its report The Military Balance 2006 published Wednesday. Other estimates of an Iranian nuclear weapons capacity by 2009, or even 2008, were 'within the margin of error, given the number of unknowns', the report said. It stressed that the limited access of the IAEA nuclear watchdog to Iran's facilities required policymakers 'to rely on worst-case assumptions...
  • Monsignor R. Michael Schmitz on Relevant Radio

    05/21/2006 5:46:31 AM PDT · by tridentine · 2 replies · 205+ views
    Institute of Christ the King ^ | May 21, 2006 | Institute of Christ the King
    Msgr. R. Michael Schmitz, Vicar General of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, will be interviewed on Relevant Radio's "Morning Air" on Monday, 22 May, at 8:00 am CET. On that same day, Monsignor Schmitz will also be celebrating the Mass which is broadcast by the Catholic radio network at 8:30 pm CET, in the Traditional Latin Rite. For frequencies go to www.relevantradio.com. For streaming audio go to http://www.relevantradio.com/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?&pid=287&srcid=217.
  • CA: San Mateo County approves new day worker program

    05/09/2006 3:49:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 428+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/9/06 | Bay Cities News Service
    The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved today a resolution authorizing an agreement between the county and the Multicultural Institute, which will now operate the county's Day Worker Program. The San Mateo County Human Services Agency noted in a report that members of the Redwood City community have voice concern about day workers congregating to seek employment. To mitigate those concerns, the county, in contract with El Concilio, launched a pilot day worker program in the North Fair Oaks unincorporated area of Redwood City, according to the report. Now, as a result of today's unanimous vote, the Multicultural...
  • CA: Stem cell institute maps out strategy

    04/08/2006 10:27:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 197+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/8/06 | Terri Somers
    How to spend $3 billion for stem cell research is proving to be a monumental and sometimes divisive task for California's Institute for Regenerative Medicine. What's the low hanging fruit in stem cell research that could move the science forward? Should funding priority be given to research that could help the largest number of people, or should it be directed to orphan diseases that affect a small segment of society and aren't of interest to big pharmaceutical companies? How much money should be spent inventing tools that could help scientists involved in stem cell research? As the stem cell institute...
  • The Traditional Perspective on Vatican Council II (Interview With Msgr. Schmitz, Fr. Gabet)

    04/06/2006 10:23:34 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 4 replies · 350+ views
    The Wanderer, via Renew America ^ | 4/4/2006 | Brian Mershon
    The traditional perspective on Vatican Council II Interview with Fr. Gabet, Msgr. SchmitzBrian Mershon April 4, 2006 This is the third and final part of a series of articles, taken from interviews with Msgr. Michael Schmitz, who is vicar general and provincial superior of the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest (ICKSP) in the U.S., and Fr. George Gabet, the North American District Superior for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). As the previous articles have shown, much attention has been focused on the eventual plight of the Society of St. Pius X, especially in light of the...
  • Taxes worse everywhere else (New Hampshire)

    04/01/2006 5:09:27 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 14 replies · 404+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | April 1, 2006 | Stephen Ohlemacher (A.P.)
    N ew Hampshire had New England's lowest per capita taxes, and it was the only state in the union whose residents didn't see a tax increase in 2005. Nationally, states collected a total of $649 billion in taxes in the 2005 budget year, which ended in June for most states, according to a report yesterday by the Census Bureau. That's $2,192 per person. The numbers include only taxes collected by states. They do not include federal or local taxes, which can greatly increase a person's taxes. All states collected more taxes in 2005 than they did in 2004. And every...
  • Vatican sees U.S. situation as hopeful, but at crossroads (Interview with TLM Priests)

    03/23/2006 5:36:19 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 515+ views
    Renew America ^ | 3/22/2006 | Brian Mershon
    Vatican sees U.S. situation as hopeful, but at crossroadsInterview With Fr. Gabet, Msgr. Schmitz Brian Mershon March 22, 2006 (From the March 23 edition of The Wanderer) In light of reported activities at the highest levels of the Church to possibly find a canonical solution and regularization for the bishops and priests of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), The Wanderer decided to interview the U.S. and North American superiors for the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest (ICKSP), and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). (Two related articles will follow this one.) Providentially, the interview with...
  • Harbouring prejudice... (Dubai ports deal)

    02/26/2006 9:45:48 PM PST · by Cornpone · 65 replies · 1,815+ views
    Gulf Daily News, Bahrain ^ | 27 February 2006 | Dr. James J Zogby, President Arab American Institute
    During the past week we witnessed a virtual frenzy with Senators, Congressmen, and then Governors jumping over each other to take the lead in bashing the 'Dubai port deal', the UAE, or the Bush administration. It's all being done, critics say, in the name of national security. In reality, however, what is taking place here is nothing more than crass political posturing and an irresponsible and ill-informed attack on an Arab country that has been a strong ally of the United States. At its essence, there are three factors that are driving this ruckus: It's an election year, the public...
  • $25 million donation to build stem cell institute at USC (The Broad Institute)

    02/23/2006 8:11:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 238+ views
    LOS ANGELES – Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad donated $25 million to build a stem cell research center at the University of Southern California, school officials said Thursday. Groundbreaking for the center, which will be named the Broad Institute for Integrative Biology and Stem Cell Research, will begin in the fall. The 215,000-square-foot facility is expected to be the largest stem cell research center in the state when it opens in 2008, the university said. The Broad Institute will bring together various scientific disciplines to study stem cells, which some believe hold promise for treating an array of diseases like...
  • Invent the Lever

    07/13/2005 3:29:33 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 2 replies · 306+ views
    Independence Institute ^ | July 13th 2005 | Dennis Polhill & Alex Schroeder
    Invent the Lever Dennis Polhill / Alex Schroeder Opinion Editorial July 13, 2005 If one could put $100 in the bank and get back $4000, one would be a fool to not do it. A $10 million prize offered by a St. Louis group has stimulated $400 million in research and development since 1996. Equally important, the X-Prize accomplished in eight years what NASA considered impossible. The contest motivated Burt Rutan to build the world's first privately funded spacecraft. Space Ship One went into space for the third time on October 4, 2004 to win the X-Prize. Since X-Prize inception,...
  • New Cato Poll Shows Majority Support Personal Acc'ts-(whopping 66% young workers want privatization)

    06/01/2005 3:32:50 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 483+ views
    CATO INSTITUTE.ORG ^ | MAY 31, 2005 | Staff
    A majority of likely voters (52-40%) favor proposals to allow younger workers the choice to invest a portion of their Social Security taxes in personal accounts, according to a new poll conducted by Zogby International for the Cato Institute. Younger voters support the chance to invest by an enormous majority (66-23% among voters under 30). The poll also found that Americans believe that opponents of President Bush's Social Security reform proposals have an obligation to put forward an alternative plan to solve the financial crisis that is about to engulf the current system. By an overwhelming 70-22% margin, voters said...
  • Former Colleagues Defend Bolton's Management Style - (send letter to Foreign Relations Cmte)

    04/25/2005 2:58:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 412+ views
    CNS NEWS.COM ^ | APRIL 25, 2005 | SUSAN JONES
    Forty-three of John Bolton's former colleagues at the American Enterprise Institute want to set the record straight: They've sent a letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, defending Bolton's conduct and management style. "We were colleagues of John Bolton during his tenure as senior vice president of the American Enterprise Institute from January 1997 through May 2001. We are writing to tell you and your colleagues that the various allegations that have been raised before your Committee, concerning Mr. Bolton's management style and conduct in other organizations and circumstances, are radically at odds with our experiences in more than four...
  • The Oracle at Earth Institute

    04/11/2005 3:55:52 PM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 3 replies · 282+ views
    CFP ^ | April 11, 2005 | Paul Driessen
    Climate change computer models aren't much better than ancient oracles. In ancient times, priestesses at the Oracle at Delphi often answered important political questions with enigmatic predictions derived from dreams, signs, casting lots or reading animal entrails. Today, in the realm of climate change, that function is served by scientific priests and priestesses who offer forecasts of dubious value, derived from computer models. Investing in the stock market, like planning next summer’s vacation, is a dicey proposition. But if someone offered to eliminate the uncertainty — by using computer models to pick surefire investments and perfect weather windows at idyllic...
  • Sustainable development = Sustained poverty

    03/21/2005 8:00:40 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 1 replies · 363+ views
    CFP ^ | March 21, 2005 | Paul Driessen
    Keeping developing countries cute, indigenous, electricity-poor — and impoverished Critics are "lying about environmentalists" and "willfully representing facts" about them and their views, concerns and agendas. So says a recent commentary by the Earth Island Institute and Environmental News Network. A principle object of their wrath was a recent article by this author, shredding lofty claims about wind turbines, much as these towering "Cuisinarts of the air" eviscerate birds and bats. They particularly objected to this statement: The Earth Island Institute longs for the day when Africa’s poor made clothing for their neighbors "on foot-pedal-powered sewing machines" and says, "once...
  • Liberal Groups Keeping Close Eye on Dean (Backbone Campaign .. LMAO)

    02/25/2005 11:11:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 563+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/05 | Malia Rulon -AP
    WASHINGTON - A year ago, an activist group from the Seattle area gave Howard Dean (news - web sites) a thin, golden statue of a backbone. The Oscar-like award honored the former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont governor for standing up against the Iraq (news - web sites) war and other Bush administration policies. Now, as Dean settles into his new role as head of the Democratic Party, that golden spine has come to represent, for many liberal Democrats, Dean's potential to develop a tougher, take-no-prisoners attitude among the party faithful. "There's no gut-check required for Dean. Dean just needs...
  • Heritage, writings split Indian activists

    02/12/2005 4:01:35 AM PST · by Snapple · 49 replies · 1,253+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 2-12-05 | Kevin Flynn
    If you think Ward Churchill is controversial in his academic setting, you should see how divisive a force he is in the Indian world. The University of Colorado professor, who has set off a firestorm with the publicizing of his 3-year-old essay rationalizing the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, has been a lightning rod for years among those involved in American Indian arts, academics and activism. He simultaneously inspires great admiration and loathing. "He is horribly divisive, and he is a thug," said Suzan Shown Harjo, president of the Morningstar Institute in Washington, a national American Indian rights organization. "He's gone...
  • A MOTIVE TO DECEIVE

    02/02/2005 5:51:49 PM PST · by CyberAnt · 1 replies · 332+ views
    The Performance Institute - Email ^ | February 2, 2005 | Carl DeMaio
    A private memo has just been released that demonstrates the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Committee intentionally watered down its report on city finances in 2002. This is the clearest evidence to date that the Mayor knew of the city’s financial crisis back in 2002. The memo also makes a troubling reference to concerns over the City’s ball park bonds and credit rating in the context of the Blue Ribbon Report being watered down. The memo is available online at www.sandiegobudget.org so you can read and judge for yourself. Below is our press release; the link to the San Diego City Beat...
  • Anti-American think tank pushing Canada back to prominence on world stage

    01/25/2005 8:39:13 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 22 replies · 654+ views
    CFO ^ | January 25, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Anti-American think tank, The Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA), made news on the front page of the National Post today with results of a "major study" concluding that Canada has become an irrelevant force on the international stage. Canada Free Press rates CIIA as anti-American because it links to left.org on its website. After protesting the inauguration of President George W. Bush last week, left.org now plans on marking Not My President’s Day on February 21. For the major study, CIIA dispatched Robert Greenhill, the former President of Bombardier Inc. and author of Canada’s role in the wold, on...
  • Princeton University Joins the Wahabi Club - (Seeking new "fellow" for pro-PlO "research!")

    01/06/2005 3:41:53 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 191+ views
    The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central | JANUARY 6, 2005 | STAFF
    The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia at Princeton University Announces Its Theme for 2005-2006 and Invites Applications for a Research Fellowship 2005-2006 Theme: "Society under Occupation: Contemporary Palestinian Politics, Culture and Identity" Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip has now persisted for over thirty-seven years, during which time the number of Israeli settlers in the occupied territories has grown to hundreds of thousands and Israeli control over the territories has been strengthened by the use of checkpoints, by-pass roads, military engagement and, most recently, the construction of...
  • Another "Moderate" Muslim Group - (Not good news. How much is enough?)

    12/29/2004 10:44:41 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 668+ views
    FRONTPAGEMAGAZINE.COM ^ | DECEMBER 29, 2004 | DANIEL PIPES
    Muqtedar Khan of the Brookings Institution has announced, in a recent article in the Daily Times of Lahore, the coming into existence on Dec. 13, 2004, of yet another organization of American Muslims claiming to be moderates. It does not lack for ambitions: “Now with the constitution of the American Muslim Group for Policy Planning, Moderate Muslims in America have a name and an address.” Unfortunately, in its initial form, the AMGPP does not at all appear to be moderate. Rather, it resembles the Progressive Muslim Union (which opened its virtual doors a month earlier, and which I have analyzed...
  • CA: Stem Cell Institute's Start-Up Debated

    12/11/2004 10:09:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 240+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/11/04 | Megan Garvey
    With less than a week before the debut of the state's new $3-billion stem cell institute, intense behind-the-scenes debate is growing over who should head the agency and whether a Friday deadline for filling the post will allow the best candidates to be considered. The debate is expected to crest Monday when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and three other elected state officials must, under the tight deadlines set by the state's embryonic stem cell initiative, put forward their nominees to lead the new agency. On Friday, board members — many still to be named — are scheduled to meet in San...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Friendly Reminder: The Solemn Consecration of St. Mary's Oratory

    10/06/2004 11:47:00 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 365+ views
    EWTN ^ | October 2004 | n/a
    GATE OF HEAVEN: THE SOLEMN CONSECRATION OF ST. MARY'S ROMAN CATHOLIC ORATORY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (60:00) NEW On May 31st, 2003, this Solemn Consecration was performed by the Most Rev. Bishop of La Cross, Raymond L. Burke. This ceremony is shown in all its parts: (1) The purification & dedication of the Church; (2) The translocation of the relics; (3) Consecration of the Church; and, (4) Celebration of the first pontifical high mass, using the traditional Latin rite of the Liturgy Wednesday October 6, 2004 10:00 PM Saturday October 9, 2004 1:00 PM Sunday October 10, 2004 10:00 AM