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  • Japan's lost libido and America's asexual future

    03/12/2012 9:22:02 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 150 replies
    Asia Times ^ | March 13, 2012 | Spengler
    [According to] a Japanese government study: Almost a third of Japanese boys aged 16-20 and three-fifths of girls say that they have no interest in sex. The hormones of late adolescence evidently rage in vain against some cultural barrier that makes young Japanese "despise" sexual relations, according to the Japan Family Planning Association's report [1]. It turns out that the ultimate victim of sexual revolution is sex itself. What makes the Japanese hate sex? The same things that make a growing proportion of Americans hate sex. Joan Sewell's 2007 book I'd Rather Eat Chocolate became the manifesto of American women...
  • Sarah Palin Makes Jake Tapper Wait For Heifer Meeting To Ask Questions

    08/14/2011 8:48:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/14/11 | Tommy Christopher |
    During his run as interim host of ABC’s This Week with…, Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper lobbied valiantly (but unsuccessfully) to get former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to appear on the program. While covering the shenanigans in Iowa this week, Tapper seized on the opportunity to finally get Palin to answer some “substantive questions,” but before Palin would face Tapper’s queries, she had priority business to take care of: “I’m gonna go meet a heifer first.” Tapper’s amused, bemused reaction was priceless. “A heifer first?” After a few minutes of milking the spotlight (setting the mooed?) at the Iowa...
  • Obama Makes ‘Socialist’ Quip During Debt Town Hall

    07/22/2011 10:59:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/22/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    During his town hall meeting in Maryland today on the debt crisis, President Obama found time to answer critics who think his position (and positions) have a socialist flavor. And he joked about it. “This isn’t just some wild-eyed socialist position, it’s the position being taken by people of both parties and no party,“ he said with with a smirk as the audience chuckled and after talking about ”shared sacrifice:” Obama seems well aware of his critics. For example, on radio today Glenn Beck labeled the president a “Marxist.” Less than two weeks away from a debt ceiling deadline, President...
  • Rage in N.H. as House makes deep cuts, limits union powers

    04/01/2011 9:20:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4/1/11 | Norma Love
    CONCORD, N.H. -- Amid chants from the gallery and thousands of demonstrators in the Statehouse plaza, New Hampshire's Republican-dominated House approved a $10.2 billion budget yesterday that makes deep cuts to social programs and strips public unions of much of their bargaining power. The House debated the budget for five hours before Republicans pushed it through, 243-124.
  • Electric Wand Makes Fire Disappear

    03/30/2011 8:27:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 1+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 3/30/11 | Charles Choi
    Electric wands could allow future firefighters to extinguish flames with a wave of the hand, recent experiments suggest. Currently, firefighters use water, foam, powder, and other substances to tame flames. But a team from Harvard University's Whitesides Research Group has shown that electric fields can snuff out fires too (Snip) Based on this principle, the wand in the experiments essentially uses electricity to push the flame away from the burner, "detaching it from the fuel source, so it goes out." The scientists now want to move to suppressing fires both farther away and wider in scope by experimenting with the
  • School Chief Makes More Than $500,000

    03/07/2011 2:44:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies ^ | 3/7/11 | staff
    Carole Hankin, the superintendent of the Syosset Central School District, earns $506,322 a year – more than the President of the United States. Her salary, paid for by taxpayers, is compensation for running a tiny school district comprised of 10 schools and 6,687 students. Hankin’s total compensation package makes here the highest paid school superintendent in New York. By comparison, the head of New York City’s school system, with more than one million students, only makes $250,000 a year – plus benefits. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to put a cap on extravagant school superintendent salaries. He’s pushing legislation...
  • Iran: Obama Makes It Easy for Us

    06/09/2010 9:25:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 39+ views
    commentary mag ^ | 6/9/10 | Noah Pollak
    An interesting report in the Washington Post about Iran’s defiance of Western sanctions contains this remarkable nugget: “We are very proud of our diplomacy, although we are mainly benefiting from mistakes made by the United States and its allies,” said Kazem Jalali, a key member of the Iranian parliament’s commission on national security and foreign policy. “We are using all our resources to exploit these weaknesses.” The new sanctions have been advertised by the Obama administration as a demonstration of world unity against the Iranian nuclear program. In reality, they are so weak and so lacking in international support that...
  • Obama makes picks for debt commission (SEIU's Andy Stern Included)

    02/26/2010 8:09:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 431+ views
    breitbart ^ | 2/26/10 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's four appointments to the bipartisan debt panel he established last week include the head of manufacturing giant Honeywell and a former top-ranking Federal Reserve official. Obama on Friday named David Cote, chief executive officer at Honeywell International, and former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Alice Rivlin to the panel. He also appointed Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, and Ann Fudge, the former chief executive officer of Young & Rubicam Brands.
  • House panel makes ACORN eligible to share regulatory authority

    10/27/2009 9:46:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 774+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/27/09 | Mark Tapscott
    Besides giving advice on avoiding taxes and fraudulently getting home loans for brothels featuring 13-year-old Salvadoran girls illegally smuggled into this country, ACORN officials could soon be helping regulate your local bank, thanks to an amendment adopted by Rep. Barney Frank's House Financial Services Committee. The amendment was sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA, and provided that five slots on the oversight board for the proposed new Consumer Financial Protection Agency be reserved for representatives of "consumer protection, fair lending and civil rights, representatives of depository institutions that primarily serve underserved communities, or representatives of communities that have been significantly...
  • Obama makes first trip to New Orleans as president

    10/15/2009 9:20:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,000+ views
    AP ^ | 10/15/09 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama, who accused former President George W. Bush of leading a government "that sits on its hands while a major American city drowns," is hearing directly from New Orleans residents who have struggled to rebuild their city since the 2005 hurricane season. Obama arrives in New Orleans Thursday on his first presidential trip to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast. About 1,600 people were killed in Louisiana and Mississippi by Hurricane Katrina, which caused $40 billion in damages and displaced 1 million people from their homes.
  • Obama makes U.N. debut on global warming (text, video here)

    09/22/2009 1:16:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 374+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/22/09 | staff
    When he campaigned for president, Barack Obama promised to reverse the record of George W. Bush when it came to global warming. But so far, all he's been able to achieve is a bill through the House -- not yet the Senate -- limiting greenhouse emissions, and an executive order to increase U.S. motor vehicle mileage standards to a level that, according to London's Guardian, achieves fuel standards by 2020 that European, Japanese and even Chinese cars have already met. In fact, the Guardian calls him "Obama the impotent." In his speech this morning to a special United Nations session...
  • White House makes CEOs pay for lunch

    07/30/2009 2:00:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies · 2,590+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/30/09 | EAMON JAVERS
    Four of the most powerful business leaders in America arrived at the White House one day last month for lunch with President Barack Obama, sitting down in his private dining room just steps from the Oval Office. But even for powerful CEOs, there’s no such thing as a free lunch: White House staffers collected credit card numbers for each executive, and carefully billed them for the cost of the meal with the president.
  • North Korea 'Make Weapons Pledge'

    09/23/2006 3:50:00 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 290+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-23-2006
    North Korea 'makes weapon pledge' The US has been monitoring activity at North Korean nuclear sites North Korea has said it plans to increase the amount of plutonium it extracts for use in nuclear weapons, according to a US scholar. Selig Harrison said North Korean officials had told him they would unload nuclear fuel rods from the Yongbyon reactor by the year's end. Mr Harrison said Pyongyang wants "to use Yongbyon as leverage" to get bilateral talks with the US. The US insists the nuclear issue can only be addressed in six-party talks. Pyongyang walked out of multilateral negotiations with...
  • ABC makes some changes to 9/11 series

    09/10/2006 9:36:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 257 replies · 6,148+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/10/06 | David Bauder - ap
    NEW YORK - ABC aired its miniseries "The Path to 9/11" on Sunday but made editing changes after former Clinton administration officials complained it contained fabricated scenes about their actions prior to the terrorist attacks. ABC's editing of the five-hour movie, airing on two successive nights starting Sunday, was evident from the very beginning. Twice, the network de-emphasized the role of the 9/11 commission's final report as source material for the film. The version that aired Sunday also changed a scene that, in a copy of the movie given to television critics a few weeks ago, indicated President Clinton's preoccupation...
  • Cambridge Scholar Makes Rare 30,000-Year-Old Find

    08/03/2006 10:34:52 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 847+ views ^ | 8-3-2006
    Cambridge scholar makes rare 30,000-year-old find Archaeologists have unearthed a pair of tiny bone fragments dating back almost 30,000 years and featuring minute designs carved by some of our earliest European ancestors. The thumbnail-sized bone fragments are engraved with parallel lines and match similar artefacts uncovered in the same area during the 19th century. They were carved by hunter-gatherers as they slowly made their way north in pursuit of moving populations of mammoth and reindeer 25-30,000 years ago. The unusual find was made by a Cambridge scholar, Becky Farbstein, who has been working at Predmosti in north Moravia, in the...
  • Parasite That Makes Cat-Lovers Neurotic

    08/01/2006 6:09:00 PM PDT · by blam · 106 replies · 3,185+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-2-2006 | Roger Highfield
    Parasite that makes cat-lovers neurotic By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 02/08/2006) Cat-lovers may be more neurotic than other people as a result of a feline parasite that could ultimately also be responsible for international cultural differences, according to a radical theory published today. More than a quarter of the world's population - ranging from about seven per cent of the UK population to almost 70 per cent in Brazil - is infected with Toxoplasma -gondii, a relative of the malaria bug, which also infects rats, giving them a suicidal attraction to cats. "Some of us have a parasite in...
  • California DMV makes organ donation easier

    07/11/2006 9:08:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 632+ views
    The California Department of Motor Vehicles has launched a new system to sign up organ and tissue donors, hoping to significantly increase the state's pool of donations. Those applying for or renewing a driver's license or ID card can now register by checking "yes" at the organ and tissue donor option, officials said Monday. The decision has legal standing and is automatically transmitted to the state's donor registry, taking the decision about whether to donate out of a family's hands. "Now, for the first time, each and every one of the 23 million licensed California drivers will have an effective,...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger makes the cut

    07/06/2006 9:49:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 289+ views
    Last week, the governor signed a $131 billion budget amid a chorus of bipartisan congratulations. With state revenues higher than expected, and the governor positioning himself for a re-election bid in the fall, there was relatively little of the acrimonious negotiations that normally accompany the hammering-out of the state's spending plan. But the governor did do a bit of trimming before signing his budget deal. He used his line-item veto authority to cut $112 million in state funds from the budget. The state lost out on another $63 million in federal matching funds that would have accompanied the higher spending...
  • Soldier Makes Chopper-style Bicycle

    06/29/2006 8:06:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 1,050+ views
    Defense News ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Brent Hunt
    U.S. Army Spc. Keith Jennings, welder with Company B, 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, sports a chopper-style bicycle he made with scraps he found around Camp Taji, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Hunt U.S. Army Spc. Keith Jennings Soldier Makes Chopper-style Bicycle By Sgt. 1st Class Brent Hunt 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 4th Infantry Division CAMP TAJI, Iraq, June 29, 2006 -- As soldiers on Camp Taji move about in their Humvees or bicycles from one place to another, one soldier from Fort Hood, Texas, truly stands out....
  • Taliban Makes 2nd Bogus Chopper Downing Claim, Two Troops Killed

    06/25/2006 12:43:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 309+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 25, 2006 – The Taliban made another false claim of shooting down a U.S. helicopter yesterday, while two coalition troops were killed, officials reported. The Taliban claim came as at least 65 insurgents were killed during recent firefights with coalition forces in Afghanistan. The Taliban falsely told the media June 24 that a U.S. helicopter was shot down yesterday in the Tarin Kowt area of Uruzgan Province. There's no truth to this claim, U.S. officials said, noting that all coalition helicopters are accounted for. This is the second fake claim of downing a U.S. helicopter the Taliban have...