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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
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 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
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68CKnirCxak 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
    investors.com ^ | 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
    hotair.com/ ^ | 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 · 172 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 freerepublic.com 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 freerepublic.com 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...