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  • Loretta Lynch: US Will Be ‘Less Safe’ If Congress Doesn’t Reauthorize Patriot Act

    05/22/2015 9:29:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 05/22/15
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch believes the United States will be “less safe” if Congress doesn’t reauthorize the Patriot Act. Speaking to “CBS This Morning,” Lynch expressed concerns about not allowing the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ phone records. “My biggest fear … is that we will lose important eyes on people who have made it clear … that their mission is to harm American people here and abroad,” Lynch said She continued, “I think that we run the risk … of essentially being less safe. I think that we lose important tools. I think that we...
  • New college graduates earning less than a decade ago

    05/18/2012 6:09:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/18/12 | Marla Dickerson
    Newly minted college graduates lucky enough to find a job after leaving school are in for a shock: They’ll likely be earning less money than they would have a decade ago. Since 2000, these young workers have seen inflation-adjusted wages deteriorate, according to research by the Economic Policy Institute. Here’s the math: In 2011, fresh college grads earned an average of $16.81 an hour, or about $35,000 a year. That’s down 5.4% from 2000. Women fared worse than men. Their wages declined 8.5% to $15.74 an hour over the same period while those of men
  • Obama solicitor general: If you don't like mandate, earn less money

    06/02/2011 11:01:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/2/11 | Philip Klein
    President Obama's solicitor general, defending the national health care law on Wednesday, told a federal appeals court that Americans who didn't like the individual mandate could always avoid it by choosing to earn less money. Neal Kumar Katyal, the acting solicitor general, made the argument under questioning before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati. The three-judge panel, which was comprised of two Republican-appointed judges and a Democratic-appointed judge, expressed more skepticism about the government's defense of the health care law than the Fourth Circuit panel that heard the Virginia-based Obamacare challenge last
  • People with moles less prone to ageing

    11/21/2010 7:30:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    NewsCore ^ | 11/21/10 | Staff
    THE secret of supermodel Cindy Crawford's ageless allure may be out as British scientists have discovered that people with lots of moles are genetically protected from many of the ravages of time. New research suggests they may not only develop fewer wrinkles in old age, but also have stronger bones and tauter muscles. Moles or beauty spots - for which Crawford is famous - are formed by rapidly dividing cells that start producing dots of dark pigment on children as young as four, but which usually vanish from about the age of 40. In some people, however, they continue to...
  • Obama Less Successful Than ‘Unilateralist’ Bush Was in Pushing U.N. Security Council to Sanction

    06/10/2010 8:53:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 49+ views
    cns news ^ | 6/10/10 | Patrick Goodenough, International Editor
    (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration is playing down the absence of U.N. Security Council unanimity in adopting new sanctions against Iran on Wednesday, attributing three members’ refusal to back the resolution to differences over “timing and tactics.” Turkey and Brazil voted against resolution 1929, while Lebanon abstained.
  • Eat less, live longer?

    06/03/2010 2:39:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 659+ views
    new scientist ^ | 6/3/10 | staff
    In Greek mythology, the tale of the Trojan prince Tithonus is a tragic one. His lover, the goddess Eos, asks Zeus to grant him eternal life, but forgets to specify eternal youth. Time passes, and while the goddess of dawn stays young and beautiful, Tithonus degenerates into bedridden senility. (Snip) On the assumption that it has the same effect in people, some individuals have already adopted a restricted diet. The latest evidence suggests that while calorie restriction is indeed beneficial for humans, when it comes to lifespan extension, it may not be the whole story.
  • Swine flu may be less deadly than first feared

    12/10/2009 2:06:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies · 632+ views
    MS DNC ^ | 12/10/09 | ap
    LONDON - Swine flu is far less dangerous than originally feared, British officials said Thursday — about 100 times less lethal than the 1918 Spanish flu. To determine how deadly the virus is, the British health department tracked all reported swine flu patients hospitalized between July and November. In a paper published online in the British journal, BMJ, experts estimated that out of every 100,000 infected people in Britain, about 26 died.
  • Giant bird feces records pre-human New Zealand

    01/12/2009 11:22:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies · 784+ views
    www.physorg.com ^ | 1-11-2009 | Source: University of Adelaide
    A treasure trove of information about pre-human New Zealand has been found in faeces from giant extinct birds, buried beneath the floor of caves and rock shelters for thousands of years. A team of ancient DNA and palaeontology researchers from the University of Adelaide, University of Otago and the NZ Department of Conservation have published their analyses of plant seeds, leaf fragments and DNA from the dried faeces (coprolites) to start building the first detailed picture of an ecosystem dominated by giant extinct species. Former PhD student Jamie Wood, from the University of Otago, discovered more than 1500 coprolites in...
  • More Marines Will Mean Less Stress, Increased Readiness

    02/02/2007 4:47:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 208+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2007 – More Marines in the ranks will mean a less stressed Corps, which translates to a higher state of readiness, officials said today at the Pentagon. The president’s budget proposal that includes a 27,000-Marine increase is expected to be released Feb. 5. The Corps hopes to add the Marines incrementally beginning this fiscal year and continuing through fiscal 2011. A Marine official speaking on background was quick to add that the increase is not related to the president’s proposed surge of troops in Iraq. The prolonged war has caused a strain on the Corps’ members...
  • AS MORE IMMIGRANTS GO TO NEW ORLEANS TO REBUILD, THEY'RE MAKING LESS

    10/29/2006 6:12:25 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 29 replies · 1,620+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 29 October 2006 | Jenalia Moreno
    NEW ORLEANS - Above the din of hammers, drills and mortar mixers, some immigrant construction workers are grumbling that wages have dropped and a lull in work has developed in the last few months. "It was better in the beginning," said Honduran Marcos Antonio Enamorado, who lived in Houston for six years before moving to New Orleans last year. The prospect of a plethora of high-paying jobs is drawing workers like Enamorado to the area. But some immigrants, especially those on the ground looking for work, say there aren't as many projects under way and wages are falling. Enamorado may...
  • Natascha Weighs Less Than When Kidnapped (8-Year-Old)

    08/25/2006 6:07:36 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 699+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-26-2006 | Kate Connolly
    Natascha weighs less than when kidnapped By Kate Connolly in Vienna (Filed: 26/08/2006) The full horror of Natascha Kampusch's eight-year kidnap ordeal became clearer yesterday as her mother said that the 18-year-old girl weighed less now than when she was abducted. Brigitte Sirny said she had been shopping for size 6 clothes for her daughter whose weight had dropped to 6st 6lb despite having grown to 5ft 3in. She said her daughter had "nothing" except for an orange dress she was wearing when she escaped her "master". Natascha has developed a formal, slightly stilted high-German accent similar to that of...
  • N.J. Scraps 2nd Slogan in Less Than Year

    05/07/2006 12:02:59 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 128 replies · 2,154+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/news/ ^ | 5 6 06 | associated press
    TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey: We're Not So Good With Slogans. The state has jettisoned "Come See For Yourself," its second attempt at a tagline in less than a year. It was the product of a statewide contest set up by then-acting Gov. Richard J. Codey last fall, after he rejected a consultant's offering: "We'll Win You Over." State tourism officials said legal issues led them to scrap the latest slogan, explaining that West Virginia and other states previously used "Come See For Yourself." "We are proceeding without the slogan. We will revisit the next steps at the end of...
  • Two Marines take the road less traveled

    12/07/2005 4:56:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 623+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 7, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Sergio Jimenez
    ABOARD THE U.S.S. PELELIU (Dec. 6, 2005) -- One Marine sought the road less traveled while the other sought the path to self discovery. Both found that their road was one in the same, and it began at the yellow footprints. Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Heist, operations clerk, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Pendleton, never set out to be a Marine. Heist grew up in affluence, a self-described privileged kid who had everything handed to him right up until he joined the Marine Corps. Lance Cpl. Christopher K. Morgan-Riess, tactical data network specialist, 11th MEU, came from an upper-middle class...
  • Scout chose ‘road less traveled’ to serve (B.S.A. Eagle Scout that is)

    11/26/2005 5:58:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 561+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 25, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Roger L. Nelson
    MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (Nov. 25, 2005) -- From a young Eagle Scout to hardened Marine, he chose to take “the road less traveled” to become one of the “few and the proud.” “College wasn’t really an option for me, once I got out of high school,” said Josh S. Wartchow, squad leader, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. “I wanted to do something for my country that would make people proud. I also wanted to build upon the leadership skills that I learned when I was an Eagle Scout, so I knew the military was...
  • Catching up with Pat Toomey... 10 minutes with president of the Club for Growth

    04/19/2005 8:23:09 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 445+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | APRIL 19, 2005 | BILL STEIGERWALD
    When he was named president of the Club for Growth (clubforgrowth.org) last year, Pat Toomey didn't need anyone to tell him how important it was having the Republican lobbying group on his side in a tight political race. When the former Lehigh Valley congressman almost unseated Arlen Specter in the Senate primary last spring, the club — which specializes in helping candidates who favor small government, free markets and low taxes — contributed nearly $1 million to his campaign. I asked Toomey about his new job and his future political plans, when I called him at his offices in Washington:...
  • House conservatives harden backing for Social Security plan (less delay, larger accounts)

    02/05/2005 10:02:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies · 651+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/05/05 | Stephen Dinan
    House conservatives harden backing for Social Security plan By Stephen Dinan THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE — House conservatives said yesterday they will fight for a Social Security plan that goes into effect immediately and includes larger private accounts than the president is calling for, and they will not accept an overall increase in Social Security entitlement spending. "Conservatives want to see personal retirement accounts that have immediate relevance to younger Americans, that they can see the value, and that will require that they be big and that they be implemented in the final bill without delay," said Rep. Mike Pence,...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 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!
  • Hepatitis C Drugs Are Less Effective In Black Patients

    06/24/2004 3:25:47 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 187+ views
    Science News ^ | Nathan Seppa
    Week of June 19, 2004; Vol. 165, No. 25 , p. 397 Hepatitis C drugs are less effective in black patients Nathan Seppa Standard drugs for hepatitis C virus are less likely to knock out the infection in black patients than in whites, finds a study in the May 27 New England Journal of Medicine. Hepatitis C is a liver ailment that afflicts roughly 4 million people in the United States. It often goes unnoticed until it causes cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer. Researchers gave two antiviral drugs, peginterferon alpha-2b and ribavirin, for 11 months, to 81 black...
  • No anti-Semitic fallout from 'Passion' - made folks re-examine views, less willing to cast blame

    03/18/2004 3:56:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 227+ views
    SFgate ^ | 3/18/04 | Don Lattin
    <p>Despite fears that it could promote anti-Semitism, the new film by Mel Gibson "The Passion of the Christ'' may have made Americans less likely to blame Jews for the death of Jesus, according to a new survey.</p> <p>Among those interviewed for a new national poll who had seen or knew about the film, 83 percent said the movie and its surrounding controversy had no effect on the extent they believe contemporary Jews are responsible for the death of Jesus. Only 2 percent said the movie made them more likely to blame Jews, while 9 percent said the movie made them less likely to hold Jews responsible.</p>
  • Less Than Half Show Support For EU

    12/08/2003 5:47:21 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 148+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-9-2003 | Ambrose Evans-Prichard
    Less than half show support for EU By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in Brussels (Filed: 09/12/2003) Less than half the population in the European Union's member states now support the EU project, according to polling results yesterday. The latest Eurobarometer to be released this week found that just 48 per cent of EU citizens viewed membership as a "good thing", down from 54 per cent last spring. Britain was by far the most negative state, with positive feelings tumbling to 28 per cent, but even the French were below half for the first time after months of battles with Brussels over tax...
  • Survey shows women have less fun shopping

    09/20/2003 6:45:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 75 replies · 408+ views
    Survey shows women have less fun shopping Sept. 19, 2003, 8:12PM WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- If it weren't obvious to anyone who sees a harried mom burning through the sale racks between errands on her lunch break, Carrie McCament will speak the awful truth. "Shopping just isn't as fun for women anymore," said the managing director of frank about women, a North Carolina consulting firm that specializes in building brand loyalty with female consumers. Not fun? Really? "Their lives are so full and busy that what used to be a Saturday shopping outing with friends has turned into must-have shopping...
  • U.N. Opted For Less American Security to Present A 'Friendly Image' (Brit Hume)

    08/21/2003 10:25:49 AM PDT · by bedolido · 28 replies · 279+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 08/21/03 | Brit Hume
    <p>U.N. Opted For Less American Security to Present A ‘Friendly Image’</p> <p>It seems there was more to the U.N.'s (search) refusal of the U.S. offer of more security at their Baghdad (search) headquarters than a desire to keep it from looking like a fortress. U.N. spokesman Salim Lone told the Associated Press that U.N. officials also, ‘did not want a large American presence outside.’ And U.S. officials say that despite their warnings that car bombings and other such attacks were possible, U.N. officials did not want the kinds of heavy barriers U.S. forces had been putting in front of other soft targets because the U.N. wanted to present a friendly image to the Iraqi people.</p>
  • Frequent sex reduces pregnancy complications (New Study proves the Necessity)!

    11/28/2002 7:01:54 AM PST · by vannrox · 23 replies · 571+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 09:40 25 November 02 | Douglas Fox
    The World's No.1 Science & Technology News Service     Frequent sex reduces pregnancy complications   09:40 25 November 02   Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition   Low fertility and frequent pregnancy complications may be the price that humans have paid for evolving a large brain. For the fetus to get enough nutrients to grow a hefty brain the placenta has to aggressively invade a mother's uterus, says a new theory. But that can also provoke her immune system, causing dangerous complications. However, recent research suggests that exposure to a man's semen helps a women's immune system prepare for pregnancy (New...
  • Risk Of Death By Asteroid Is Less Likely

    11/20/2002 5:10:21 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 257+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-21-2002 | Roger Highfield
    Risk of death by asteroid is less likely By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 21/11/2002) The risk of the Earth suffering a devastating asteroid impact is not nearly as likely as feared, scientists say today. Such events are likely to occur only about every 1,000 years, not every 200 or 300 years as previously thought. The estimate comes from data provided by US Department of Defence satellites, which scan the Earth for evidence of nuclear explosions. These spy satellites monitor detonations caused by small asteroids - between 3ft and 30ft across. Dr Peter Brown, of the University of Western Ontario,...