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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Webb Telescope Mirror Rises after Assembly

    05/10/2016 4:54:25 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | Monday, May 09, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Move over Hubble -- here comes the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). JWST promises to be the new most powerful telescope in space. In the last month, the 18-segment gold-plated primary mirror for JWST was unveiled. In the featured time-lapse video taken last week, the 6.5-meter diameter mirror was raised to a vertical position. The dramatic 30-second sequence shows NASA engineers monitoring the test as room lights glint brightly off the mirror's highly reflective surface. The beryllium mirrors have been coated with a thin film of gold to make them more reflective to infrared light. The science goals of...
  • Saving Jimmy Webb

    12/22/2015 12:48:02 AM PST · by pboyington · 3 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 22, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    What the heck is Jimmy Webb doing in the Democrat Party? As I said before in a previous column on USDW, it is high time Webb is rescued from the clutches of the DNC. Webb’s campaign is in a collapsed mine shaft in the Cascade Range. As he stumbles around with a cursorily made torch and a Randall knife, probing for answers to the world’s problems, Colonel Sam Trautman, Special Forces, has been sent in to pull him out and bring him back to the RNC. Covey Leader calling Raven…Talk to me Jimmy… They’re all gone sir. No more hawks...
  • James Webb is Dems best shot in 2016

    01/04/2015 5:35:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 01/04/2014 | Whitt Flora
    President Obama is likely to leave office with one of the lowest approval ratings in American history primarily because of his dogged insistence on dragging the country as far left as he can in both foreign and domestic affairs. Nominating a first-term senator from Massachusetts such as Elizabeth Warren, whose shrill pronunciamentos mark her even further to the left than Obama, likely would relegate the Democratic Party to the political sidelines for at least two decades. And with Hillary Clinton now moving leftward and endorsing Obamas major diplomatic and economic initiatives to counter Warren, the Democrats seem hell-bent on...
  • Oil price crash means 55bn of projects face axe

    12/14/2014 7:34:21 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 13 December 2014 | Andrew Critchlow
    Dozens of new oil projects in the North Sea and Europe could be shelved as falling prices force international oil companies to tear up their investment plans. Global energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie has said that 32 potential European oil field developments containing 4.9bn barrels of oil equivalent are waiting for approval on more than $87bn (55bn) of funding. These could be at risk should oil prices fall below $60 per barrel. Major projects and investment in the UK and across Continental and Mediterranean Europe could be at risk if prices stay below $80 per barrel, as over 70pc of the...
  • NASA Builds A Time-Machine Telescope 100 Times As Powerful As The Hubble

    11/18/2014 2:32:23 PM PST · by zeestephen · 67 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 18 November 2014 | Eric Niler
    Inside a very big and very clean room at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., nearly 30 workers dressed in white protective suits, goggles and blue booties cluster around the parts of a time machine. These parts gold-covered mirrors, tennis-court-size sun shields, delicate infrared cameras are slowly being put together to become the James Webb Space Telescope.
  • Sen. Webb on the roots of the Tea Party

    07/13/2011 10:41:30 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/13/2011 | Steve Vogel
    People looking for an explanation for the rise of the Tea Party need to look no further than Americas Scots-Irish heritage, according to Sen. James Webb (D-Va.). The movement has its roots in the populist-style, bottoms-up democracy that emerged from Scots-Irish migration to America, he said.
  • Sen. Jim Webb won't run for reelection in 2012 (D-VA)

    02/09/2011 8:49:28 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 193 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2011 | Ben Pershing
    Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) has announced that he will not run for reelection in 2012. Webb's decision, long anticipated by many in Virginia politics, will make his seat more difficult to hold for his party. Ex-Sen. George Allen (R), who lost the seat in 2006 to Webb, is running to win it back, and a handful of other GOP candidates are also running. Some Democrats hope ex-Gov. Tim Kaine will decide to run for the seat, but he has given no indication yet that he is interested.
  • Space science: The telescope that ate astronomy

    10/29/2010 9:10:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Nature ^ | 10/27/10 | Lee Billings
    NASA's next-generation space observatory promises to open new windows on the Universe but its cost could close many more.It has to work for astronomers, there is no plan B. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled to launch in 2014, is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope and the key to almost every big question that astronomers hope to answer in the coming decades. Its promised ability to peer back through space and time to the formation of the first galaxies made it the top priority in the 2001 astronomy and astrophysics decadal survey, one of a...
  • I Agree With Sen. Webb: It's Time to End Federal Diversity Efforts

    Last week, The Wall Street Journal carried an op-ed piece written by Sen. James Webb, D-Va. "A plethora of government-enforced diversity policies have marginalized many white workers," wrote Webb. "The time has come to cease the false arguments and allow every American the benefit of a fair chance at the future." Although the sound bite from his essay may be distressing to those traditionally underrepresented and his comments came on the heels of last week's poorly handled Shirley Sherrod incident, which illustrated a lack of diversity management in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the White House, I think, in...
  • Fairness for all

    07/26/2010 2:41:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 26, 2010 | Editorial
    "A plethora of government-enforced diversity policies have marginalized many white workers. The time has come to cease the false arguments and allow every American the benefit of a fair chance at the future . . . In an odd historical twist that all Americans see but few can understand, many programs allow recently arrived immigrants to move ahead of similarly situated whites whose families have been in the country for generations." -- Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), in a Wall Street Journal column calling for an end to government-run diversity programs
  • Va. senator calls for ending diversity programs

    07/24/2010 8:28:48 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/24/2010 | staff
    Virginia Sen. Jim Webb called for ending government-run diversity programs in a newspaper column Friday, saying they have disadvantaged struggling whites and hurt the cause of racial harmony. Webb wrote an op-ed column in Fridays Wall Street Journal that said a plethora of government-enforced diversity policies have marginalized many white workers. The time has come to cease the false arguments and allow every American the benefit of a fair chance at the future. Webbs press secretary, Jessica Smith, said Friday that the senator felt the column speaks for itself and that he would not comment further. As an author, Webb...
  • Va. senator calls for ending diversity programs (Jim Webb)

    07/23/2010 9:27:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    AP ^ | july 23, 2010 | BOB LEWIS
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Sen. Jim Webb called for ending government-run diversity programs in a newspaper column Friday, saying they have disadvantaged struggling whites and hurt the cause of racial harmony. Webb wrote an op-ed column in Friday's Wall Street Journal that said a "plethora of government-enforced diversity policies have marginalized many white workers. The time has come to cease the false arguments and allow every American the benefit of a fair chance at the future." Webb's press secretary, Jessica Smith, said Friday that the senator felt the column speaks for itself and that he would not comment further.
  • Dem Senator turns on the diversity shakedown

    07/23/2010 1:59:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 2+ views
    american thinker ^ | 7/23/10 | Clarice Feldman
    In the Wall Street Journal Democrat Senator James Webb attacks both the basis for "diversity" racial preferences and its negative impact, indicating it's time to end these programs. He's proven himself a political opportunist. Talking a conservative game to his constituents but voting lockstep with his party's far left agenda. So, it is clear that he sees himself in some political trouble and recognizes this issue resonates with many voters in his state.
  • Diversity and the Myth of White Privilege

    07/23/2010 5:50:21 AM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 9 replies
    WS Journal ^ | JULY 22, 2010 | james Webb
    "The NAACP believes the tea party is racist. The tea party believes the NAACP is racist. And Pat Buchanan got into trouble recently by pointing out that if Elena Kagan is confirmed to the Supreme Court, there will not be a single Protestant Justice, although Protestants make up half the U.S. population and dominated the court for generations. Forty years ago, as the United States experienced the civil rights movement, the supposed monolith of White Anglo-Saxon Protestant dominance served as the whipping post for almost every debate about power and status in America. After a full generation of such debate,...
  • Webb Telescopes First Primary Mirror Meets Cold Temperature Specifications, Sets Program Landmark

    03/02/2010 4:45:21 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 4 replies · 173+ views
    NASA ^ | 03/02/10
    GREENBELT, Md. -- The James Webb Space Telescope reached a mission-readiness landmark today when its first primary mirror segment was cryo-polished to its required prescription as measured at operational cryogenic temperatures. This achievement sets the stage for a successful polishing process for the remaining 18 flight mirror segments.
  • Long email from Jimmy Webb (D-VA) says please send $$ (BARF ALERT)

    12/11/2009 12:52:32 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 14 replies · 767+ views
    Dear Friend, You know me. I am not a Born Fundraiser. In fact, this is the first such letter I have sent out in my entire three years as a United States Senator. But the time has come for me to begin thinking seriously about what it will take if I decide to run for re-election in 2012. And it is important for me to know the extent to which you and others are willing to help. I began my 2006 campaign on February 8th of that very year, only nine months before Election Day. On that day I had...
  • Will Jim Webb stop Rokey Suleman from denying Military votes in VA?

    10/24/2008 8:46:31 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 16 replies · 697+ views
    Today | Myself
    The Young Democrats Meet the Third Thursday of the month: Next Meeting Thursday, August 21, 2008 6:00 PM Democratic Headquarters 164 High St. NE Warren, Ohio 44481 Rokey Suleman, Past President and Founding Member Fairfax County Registrar Rokey Suleman is disqualifying an overwhelming majority of the military federal write-in absentee ballots received in his county on the basis that no address had been given for those witnessing the voter signatures on the ballots. This is the same guy: Yes. The same guy. Should someone start writing to all of the outlets that might put this into the hands of media...
  • Working for the Working-Class Vote (Will gun-toting, churchgoing white guys vote for Barack Obama?)

    10/19/2008 1:38:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies · 1,522+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 19, 2008 | MATT BAI
    For a guy who just four years ago was running his first statewide campaign, Barack Obama has made startlingly few missteps as a presidential candidate. --snip-- I was surprised, then, when Webb told me that while he was enthusiastic about Obama and would campaign for him, he did not intend to vouch for him on social issues. I believe that Barack Obama has the temperament and the intellect and the ideas to be president, Webb said. But I dont talk about his positions, and I dont defend his positions. When I commented that Webb wasnt where Obama was on gun...
  • (Melonhead)Webb: Palin Pick Evidence Obama More Presidential Than McCain

    10/17/2008 10:37:47 AM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 765+ views
    ABC ^ | 10/17/08 | Jake Tapper
    At a rally for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Roanoke, Virginia, Sen. Jim Webb, D-Vir., cited Sen. John McCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- and Obama's pick of Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. -- as evidence that Obama would be a better president. "What is the one decision that a candidate for president makes before he or she is elected that clearly indicates what their judgment is?" Webb asked the crowd. "The selection for who is going to run with that individual as Vice President." "Do you really think that Sarah Palin is the most qualified person in the...
  • U.S. - Muslim Taxi Drivers Credited for Swinging the Senate...

    12/24/2006 4:27:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies · 1,271+ views
    The Muslim News ^ | December 24, 2006 | ZACHARY GORCHOW
    Muslim vote is powerful, group told Examples are cited in Dearborn BY ZACHARY GORCHOW FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER December 24, 2006 Muslims played a critical role in some key elections this year. But elected officials won't take them seriously if they don't continue to organize and turn out Muslim voters, two politically active Muslims said Saturday at a convention in Dearborn. If there are efforts to register Muslims to vote, educate them about the candidates and get them to the polls to vote for one candidate, politicians will court their support, Jameel Johnson, an aide to U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks,...