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  • Exoplanet Census Suggests Earth Is Special after All

    02/20/2016 12:04:01 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 2/19/16 | Shannon Hall
    Exoplanet Census Suggests Earth Is Special after All A new tally proposes that roughly 700 quintillion terrestrial exoplanets are likely to exist across the observable universe--most vastly different from Earth By Shannon Hall on February 19, 2016 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Email Print Share via Google+Stumble Upon NASA/ESA/ESO Advertisement More than 400 years ago Renaissance scientist Nicolaus Copernicus reduced us to near nothingness by showing that our planet is not the center of the solar system. With every subsequent scientific revolution, most other privileged positions in the universe humans might have held dear have been...
  • Drat…Now We Have to Ban Cows Too!

    06/03/2015 10:27:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 6/3/2015 | Jim ONeil
    I am all for clean air and a clean environment, but don't p--s on my leg and tell me it's raining, and don't expect me to buy into the Global Warming scam
  • 2008 - Tom Hanks endorses Obama for President [Barf Alert]

    03/25/2015 8:43:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | orig 2008 | tom hanks How did that work out Tom? No, blacks were not considered 3/5 of a "human being." Learn some history about the 3/5. Tom reads history for pleasure. But he hasn't learned. Yep, how well did he preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution?
  • New Rule Creates Avalanche Of Time-Wasting Paperwork For Doctors

    03/05/2014 6:05:16 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 3/4/2014 | GRACE-MARIE TURNER AND TYLER HARTSFIELD
    Were you hit by a falling kayak? Injured while baking, vacuuming or spending too much time in a deep freeze? Encountered a lamppost for the second time? Were you bitten by a turkey? Never fear, the ICD-10 is here. Starting this October, your doctor will be required to record precisely whether you were bitten or struck by a parrot, macaw, chicken, turkey, or any "other psittacines," or encountered any one of 140,000 other specific medical conditions, injuries or diseases.
  • New Obama ad: Few presidents have faced so many challenges

    10/13/2012 3:53:58 PM PDT · by Justaham · 85 replies ^ | 10/13/12 | Erika Johnsen
    The Obama campaign released a new ad this morning in which we’re treated to an epical presentation of President Obama’s hard-fought achievements — because nothing says “historic” like a classic Morgan Freeman narration. "Every president inherits challenges. Few have faced so many. Four years later, our enemies have been brought to justice. Our heroes are coming home. Assembly lines are humming again. There are still challenges to meet, children to educate, a middle class to rebuild — but the last thing we should do is turn back now."
  • Napolitano: Politics didn't push stimulus projects

    08/27/2009 8:59:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 880+ views
    Google ^ | 8/27/2009 | EILEEN SULLIVAN and ANABELLE GARAY
    DALLAS — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Thursday that politics did not influence the decision to spend millions of dollars in stimulus money on little-used border checkpoints while passing over higher-priority projects. Members of Congress have asked for answers after The Associated Press showed that the Obama administration did not follow its internal priority list when handing out money to repair border stations nationwide.
  • Pessimism Rising Despite Obama's Popularity

    06/27/2009 12:29:21 PM PDT · by Signalman · 19 replies · 794+ views
    National Journal Magazine ^ | 6/27/2009 | Wm. Schneider
    Three new polls are out, and all convey the same message: Progress in Washington has stalled, partly because President Obama is more popular than his policies. Take the CBS News/New York Times poll, which gave the president an overall approval rating of 63 percent. Obama gets just shy of 60 percent approval on foreign policy and terrorism, his strongest issues. His economic rating is holding up reasonably well (57 percent approval), even though the prevailing sentiment is that the president's economic policies have not yet had much effect. On health care, Obama's ratings are less than 50 percent. Many Americans...
  • Is the GOP Lost?

    05/11/2009 7:49:21 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 31 replies · 915+ views
    Human Events ^ | May.11, 2009 | Jed Babbin
    The Republican Party is in the political wilderness. Out of power after eight years of George Bush, its minorities in Congress and state governors are hammered daily by the media, heirs to every mistake -- real or imagined - that Bush made. The bubble of Japan’s economic “miracle” came to a crashing halt in the early 1990s. Floundering politicians left the Japanese economy flat on its back for what became known as Japan’s “lost decade.” The GOP needs to face the fact that it may be in the wilderness for a very long time. Unless it can shake the Bush...
  • Voters contend they were duped into registering as Republicans

    10/17/2008 3:03:43 PM PDT · by Hadean · 40 replies · 1,352+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10/17/2008 | Evan Halper and Michael Rothfeld
    SACRAMENTO -- Dozens of newly minted Republican voters say they were duped into joining the party by a GOP-hired with a trail of fraud complaints stretching across the country. Voters contacted by The Times said they were tricked into switching parties while signing what they believed were petitions for tougher penalties against child molesters. Some said they were told that they had to become Republicans to sign the petition, contrary to California initiative law. Others had no idea their registration was being changed. "I am not a Republican," insisted Karen Ashcraft, 47, a pet clinic manager and former Democrat from...
  • Tiktaalik: Our Ancestor?

    05/04/2006 3:22:39 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 139 replies · 2,819+ views
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | April 11, 2006 | Frank Sherwin
    Tiktaalik: Our Ancestor? Apr 11, 2006 by Frank Sherwin With the continued invalidation of the corrupt theory of neo-Darwinism in the eyes of many, and school boards nation-wide taking a favorable look at intelligent design, it is not surprising that evolutionists are scrambling to enact damage control. Enter an alleged “missing link” that some are saying reveals one of the greatest changes in the field of zoology. The New York Times (NYT) reports that the recent discovery of a large scaly creature in Canada is “a predecessor of amphibians, reptiles and dinosaurs, mammals and eventually humans” (Wilford 2006). National...
  • The Neocon Puppet Theater of History or Eyes ZOTTED Shut in America

    02/27/2006 5:02:23 PM PST · by Coningsby · 98 replies · 1,820+ views
    Various ^ | 2/27/2006 | M,M. & I
    The Neocon Puppet Theater of History or Eyes Wide Shut in America "Defending this country is a no brainer yet Neoconservative Transnationalsim is not defending the Constitution" "In a dangerous mixture of Political Correctness, Multicultural doctrine and illegal immigration, we realize the concoction for undermining America. " "Our culture has already been corrupted by Political Correctness and Multiculturalism which means to prevent any opposition to traditional values and traditions. In a dangerous mixture of Political Correctness, Multicultural doctrine and illegal immigration," "The white indo-European is to be supplanted by those with historical grievances as the "oppressed " by the "hegemon"....
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • VILE “SOUTH PARK” EPISODE PULLED (Catholic League Pres. responds)

    12/30/2005 11:40:04 AM PST · by NYer · 369 replies · 3,837+ views
    Catholic League ^ | December 30, 2005 | Bill Donohue
    “Several news stories today are reporting on the decision by Comedy Central to pull a scheduled rerun of the ‘Bloody Mary’ episode that was  shown on ‘South Park’ on December 7-10.  The decision reflects what I asked for in our news release of December 8.  Therefore, I commend Comedy Central for finally making the right decision.  That it aired in the first place, however, does not speak well for the bigots responsible for creating it.   “In our December 8 news release, I also said, ‘Remember, they chose to insult Our Blessed Mother on the eve of the Immaculate Conception, and...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • 'Intelligent design' supporters gather (700 Scientists agree ID is "step beyond Darwin")

    10/24/2005 5:27:52 PM PDT · by gobucks · 191 replies · 2,485+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 24 Oct 2005 | ONDREJ HEJMA (AP)
    PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Hundreds of supporters of "intelligent design" theory gathered in Prague in the first such conference in eastern Europe, but Czech scholars boycotted the event insisting it had no scientific credence. About 700 scientists from Africa, Europe and the United States attended Saturday's "Darwin and Design" conference to press their contention that evolution cannot fully explain the origins of life or the emergence of highly complex species. "It is a step beyond Darwin," said Carole Thaxton of Atlanta, a biologist who lived with her husband, Charles, in Prague in the 1990s and was one of the organizers...
  • "A Massive Economic Development Boom" That's what legalizing undocumented immigrants would unleash

    07/11/2005 7:19:00 PM PDT · by bayourod · 245 replies · 2,050+ views
    business week ^ | 7-18-05
    ----SNIP---- Q: How is the undocumented immigrant community affecting the U.S. economy? A: First and foremost, it's a source of value added. The total goods and services that they consume through their paycheck, plus all that they produce for their employers, is close to about $800 billion. They're also producing at relatively lower costs because the undocumented population typically gets about 20% less in wages than if they were legalized. That leads to lower prices for us and higher profits to employers. In addition, they're obviously a huge consumer base. We've seen that 90% of the wages that the undocumented...
  • UCLA American Politics Survey

    05/09/2005 10:04:51 AM PDT · by psychstudy50 · 10 replies · 525+ views
    Take part in a 5-minute, UCLA sponsored online survey addressing people's perceptions of American politics. Please use the link below and you will be taken immediately to the web-based survey. Click here to take surveyThis research is being conducted for educational purposes only. Thank you.
  • Breast cancer risk less when pregnant mom smoked

    05/08/2005 6:20:17 AM PDT · by SheLion · 113 replies · 1,730+ views
    United Pro Smoker's Rights ^ | 5-5-05 | Michelle Rizzo
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women whose mothers smoked while they were pregnant have a reduced likelihood of developing breast cancer, according to a new study. However, "This observation certainly does not suggest that smoking is beneficial," Dr. William C. Strohsnitter told Reuters Health. "The very small reduction in breast cancer would be offset by the large number of other diseases caused by cigarette smoking."The reason for the finding may be connected to estrogen, which is linked to breast cancer risk. "Clinical studies show that maternal cigarette smoking reduces pregnancy estrogen levels," Strohsnitter, of Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, and...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • 63% in Florida oppose government intervention in Schiavo case

    03/26/2005 7:15:20 AM PST · by Drango · 347 replies · 4,696+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | March 26 2005 | Rafael Lorente
    WASHINGTON -- By a margin of almost 2-to-1, likely Florida voters feel strongly that Congress and President Bush should have stayed out of the battle over Terri Schiavo's fate, according to a new poll conducted this week for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and Florida Times-Union.
  • Why Want Bush Do Something about the cost of gas? (ZOT!!! He awaits orders from Juwish Modz.)

    03/23/2005 4:07:55 PM PST · by John Zell · 175 replies · 8,487+ views
    Gas costs so much. I cant afford it. Why want Bush do something? Don't say he can't. His daddy or his handlers could be on the phone in 2 minutes with the Rothchilds and by 1 week, oil prices would be under $20 and gas would be 1 dollar a gallon. You know it and I know it. Why want he? Do you know? Is there sombody we can call? Plaese advice.
  • What is this ZOT!?

    03/20/2005 7:38:52 AM PST · by scippy · 128 replies · 4,343+ views
    <p>What is this palce? Are you peeple for reel? Is this some kind of joke?</p>
  • Bush’s triumph conceals the great conservative crack-up

    03/19/2005 7:42:20 PM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 122 replies · 2,907+ views
    Times on Line (England) ^ | 3/19/05 | Andrew Sullivan
    It should be the best of times for American conservatism. Republican majorities in the House and Senate, a re-elected Republican president, an increasing number of Republican governors and a rightwards tilt in the judiciary. While the British Tories and German Christian Democrats flounder, America’s right seems to flourish. Well, that’s the cover story. Beneath the surface, however, American conservatism is in increasing trouble. The Republican coalition, always fragile, now depends as much on the haplessness of the Democrats as on its own internal logic. On foreign and domestic policy alike the American right is splintering. With no obvious successor to...
  • Heavy Demands Apology (Like dude, you are kind of, like, slow on the uptake).

    03/18/2005 1:15:41 PM PST · by heavy requests · 60 replies · 3,841+ views
    my bleeding heart | cooler than most
    I apologize for being me, true and dedicated to freedom for everyone especially those who haven't seen it truly in a long time.
  • Stop inhumane ZOT! experiments on liberal trolls!!!!!

    03/16/2005 5:54:35 AM PST · by Martha2005 · 215 replies · 4,423+ views
    <p>Stop inhumane experiments on liberal trolls!!!!!!! Oh my! I recently encountered stunning liberal talking points concerning trolldom! Or concerning what FReepers do on the forum with idiots.</p> <p>I was really shocked and my eyes wide open when I was reading it! Unfortunately I lost the link but I will retell you what I happened to get to know. The people at the DNC set inhumane experiments over trolls! It is outrageous!</p>
  • Hands off Lebanon Mr. Bush

    03/14/2005 9:17:48 AM PST · by dirtyrat · 65 replies · 2,454+ views
    Arab American News ^ | Osama Siblani
    The assassination of Rafiq al-Hariri has initiated an international political chess match which is being played out on the streets of Lebanon and in the media worldwide. Hariri's murder twenty-four days ago sparked a governmental crisis in Lebanon that resulted in Prime Minister Omar Karami's resignation, cries of blame on Syria, street protests by the opposition in Lebanon, a massive counter-protest by government supporters, the reinstatement of Karami, and continuing uncertainty.
  • Zot! hello from a liberal

    03/12/2005 11:34:16 PM PST · by sheik yerbouti · 93 replies · 2,565+ views
    i just joined up. i'm a liberal who's looking for some stimulating political discussion. i wasn't sure what the procedure was, so i thought i'd say hello. howdy.

    03/10/2005 4:38:21 PM PST · by freepress3482 · 108 replies · 3,469+ views
    The Media CIA CONTROLED MEDIDA AND/OR MEDIA MANIPULATION IS A VIOLATION OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO A FREE PRESS CONCERNING ALL 50 STATES AND EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN PLEASE REVIEW: (read website on "operation mockingbird") Journalism is a perfect cover for CIA agents. People talk freely to journalists, and few think suspiciously of a journalist aggressively searching for information. Journalists also have power, influence and clout. Not surprisingly, the CIA began a mission in the late 1940s to recruit American journalists on a wide scale, a mission it dubbed Operation MOCKINGBIRD. The agency wanted these journalists not only to...
  • Compassion often evades the less fortunate among us (Naive lefty alert)

    03/09/2005 6:42:00 PM PST · by Huntress · 22 replies · 819+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 3/9/05 | Lewis W. Diuguid
    The woman walking behind me froze when I turned to look at her after a stoplight flashed red. That became her signal to hurriedly walk in another direction. This is the 10th year that well-groomed people in the heartland have made me feel like garbage simply because of the clothes I had on. At least once a year I dress in my old army coat, black knit cap, faded jeans, frayed flannel shirt and grass- stained sneakers to gauge people's reaction to folks who appear to be homeless. The message is unspoken, yet unmistakable. People who are better off make...
  • Ex-Marine Says Public Version of Saddam Capture Fiction

    03/09/2005 11:19:27 AM PST · by denver larry · 298 replies · 9,624+ views ^ | 3.9.05 | United Press International
    A former U.S. Marine who participated in capturing ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said the public version of his capture was fabricated. Ex-Sgt. Nadim Abou Rabeh, of Lebanese descent, was quoted in the Saudi daily al-Medina Wednesday as saying Saddam was actually captured Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, and not the day after, as announced by the U.S. Army. "I was among the 20-man unit, including eight of Arab descent, who searched for Saddam for three days in the area of Dour near Tikrit, and we found him in a modest home in a small village and not in a hole...
  • Can’t Find A Good Man? Blame Feminism!

    03/07/2005 6:38:41 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 141 replies · 3,834+ views ^ | July 17, 2004 | Resa LaRu Kirkland
    Does any decent American man want a modern American woman? Signs are there…no, they don’t, or given our behavior, they shouldn’t. And we only have women to blame. Yeah, I said it—women. Now I’ve suspected this for a long time. After all, the damage done to society by the rants of feminism—or as I call it, Pussy Politics—is far-reaching and deeply embedded into our education system, insuring that the next generation is as bludgeoned with the lie as their parents were. My foray into this lie began years ago, when as a little girl I began hearing the rumblings of...
  • Optimistic mothers have boys, study says

    08/03/2004 7:30:16 PM PDT · by aculeus · 23 replies · 666+ views
    The Guardian [UK] ^ | August 4, 2004 | Ian Sample, science correspondent
    Women who believe they are going to live for a long time are more likely to give birth to sons than less optimistic women, a new study suggests. Researchers reached the strange conclusion after completing a survey of British women who had recently become mothers. They found that for every extra year a woman thought she was going to live, the odds of her firstborn being a boy increasedsignificantly. Sarah Johns, a biologist at the University of Kent who led the study, said the effect indicated that - at least in some regions - people's perception of their future wellbeing...
  • Text of Remarks by the President at Ceremony for the Unveiling of the Clinton Portraits

    06/14/2004 9:06:05 AM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 69 replies · 350+ views
    The White House ^ | June 14, 2004
    For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary June 14, 2004 Remarks by the President at Ceremony for the Unveiling of the Clinton Portraits The East Room 10:35 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Thank you, Henry. Laura and I appreciate you all coming. President Clinton and Senator Clinton, welcome home. (Applause.) All who live here are temporary residents; the portraits that are presented today will be held permanently in the White House collection for all the ages. And so beginning today, the likenesses of President William Jefferson Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will take their place...
  • TV Station Nixes Dem Political Ad

    07/25/2003 12:00:41 PM PDT · by bedolido · 25 replies · 241+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 07/23/03 | Staff Writer and Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON — A Wisconsin television station has declined to air a political ad that accuses President Bush of misleading the country about Iraq's weapons program, drawing the ire of the Democratic Party chief.</p> <p>The ads show Bush, in his State of the Union (search) address, making the now-disavowed statement about Saddam Hussein seeking uranium from Africa for a nuclear weapons program. The Democratic National Committee (search) paid about $20,000 to air the ads on stations in Madison, Wis., a strongly liberal college town.</p>