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  • Foreign policy dreamscapes: Does reality matter? - (media historically twists facts:eg;VietNam)

    06/23/2005 12:23:14 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 419+ views
    One of many cataclysmic changes brought about by the digital revolution is additional difficulty for that ancient problem of distinguishing perception from reality. It is now possible with a keyboard touch [the flicker of an iris or, soon, a brainwave] to create “virtual reality”. Bombarded with the misinformation revolution [as well as information superfluity], judgments about the world and the U.S.’ role become even more difficult. There are, at least, a dozen circles where American interests are critically paramount but where outcome is – perhaps as always — unpredictable: Iraq-Vietnam. Is the reality the constant stream of bloody media stories...
  • New model 'permits time travel'

    06/17/2005 12:06:22 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 177 replies · 3,318+ views
    BBC ^ | 6/17/05 | Julianna Kettlewell
    If you went back in time and met your teenage parents, you could not split them up and prevent your birth - even if you wanted to, a new quantum model has stated.Researchers speculate that time travel can occur within a kind of feedback loop where backwards movement is possible, but only in a way that is "complementary" to the present. In other words, you can pop back in time and have a look around, but you cannot do anything that will alter the present you left behind. The new model, which uses the laws of quantum mechanics, gets...
  • Mission to build a simulated brain begins

    06/05/2005 4:29:47 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 629+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6/6/05 | Duncan Graham-Rowe
    An effort to create the first computer simulation of the entire human brain, right down to the molecular level, was launched on Monday. The “Blue Brain” project, a collaboration between IBM and a Swiss university team, will involve building a custom-made supercomputer based on IBM’s Blue Gene design. The hope is that the virtual brain will help shed light on some aspects of human cognition, such as perception, memory and perhaps even consciousness. It will be the first time humans will be able to observe the electrical code our brains use to represent the world, and to do so in...
  • Caption Tiger

    04/11/2005 12:44:30 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 51 replies · 4,308+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 4/10/2005 | n/a
    Tiger Woods kisses his wife Elin Nordegren after winning the 2005 Masters at Augusta National National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., Sunday, April 10, 2005. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton)
  • Lesbian model who spurned female boss wins payout

    02/02/2005 4:00:25 AM PST · by MadIvan · 26 replies · 1,953+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 2, 2005 | David Millward
    A lesbian model who shunned the advances of her female boss was awarded £1,000 compensation by an employment tribunal yesterday.The panel found that Sonya Walker, 26, had been a victim of sexual harassment during a weekend shoot to promote a new lingerie range for the high street store BHS in June 2002. Becky Hough, the company's photographic manager, had knocked on Miss Walker's hotel room door in Norfolk in the early hours of the morning, saying she was not tired and wanted to chat, the hearing in central London was told. After interrogating the model about her relationship with another...
  • Super Model Gisele Bundchen, Reneges on “Lost Dog” Reward Offer;

    12/10/2004 5:45:07 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 30 replies · 7,253+ views ^ | 1210 04 |
    A young San Bernardino couple is going public with questions about supermodel Gisele Bundchen's "no questions asked" $5000.00 reward offer, which remains unpaid more than two weeks after the couple returned Bundchen's dog only to be arrested at gunpoint, handcuffed and held in custody. Although cleared by the police, the couple has no explanation from Bundchen of why they were treated like criminals and denied the reward. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2004 -- Supermodel Gisele Bundchen’s “no questions asked” $5000.00 reward offer for her lost dog just before Thanksgiving, may have gotten her dog back, but, according to the...
  • Modeling Svengali held in rape

    11/19/2004 7:05:08 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies · 818+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | November 19, 2004 | DEREK ROSE and Michele McPhee
    A talent scout for a hip-hop modeling agency was arrested yesterday for raping a 14-year-old girl in his fly-by-night Manhattan office as her parents waited in another room, police said. Charles (Maurice) Green, 35, allegedly promised the teen he could help her singing and modeling career through his two companies - Hip Hop Models Inc. and Urban Talent Network. But cops said he attacked her instead.
  • With Love, From Iraq

    11/14/2004 7:10:41 PM PST · by LarkNeelie · 20 replies · 860+ views ^ | 11/14/04 | Lark
    Ali, Omar and Mohammed, three brothers whose blog Iraq The Model was one of the first to open a window directly into Iraq and helped pioneer blogging by Iraqis, publish love letters to their readers and to their liberators on this auspicious occasion of their one year blog anniversary. From Mohammed.…And this is the reason why we keep writing to you and we know that our love will find its way to you. No borders can stop it and no power on earth can stand between the love and the heart that opened its doors for the light. My dearest.....
  • Updated: After big GDP news, Yale Economist predicts huge Bush Win (58% of vote)

    10/29/2004 7:15:05 AM PDT · by KrazyEyezKillah · 48 replies · 4,113+ views
    Ray Fair, Yalue University ^ | 10/29/2004 | Professor Ray C. Fair
    The famour Fair model has been updated for the new GDP numbers. Strong economic growth caused Yale economist, Ray Fair, to boost his prediction of President Bush's share of the vote. The prediction of his economic model: Bush wins with 58% of the vote.
  • Bush wins, according to econ models

    10/06/2004 9:30:13 PM PDT · by Herakles · 27 replies · 977+ views ^ | 12:10 PM ET Oct. 6, 2004 | Emily Church
    LONDON (CBS.MW) - Most voter polls have consistently put President Bush and Senator John Kerry in a near tie in presidential race, but some projections that use economic-based models say it's Bush in November. An model gives Bush 373 electoral college votes, well ahead of the 270 electoral votes he needs to win. Kerry lands only 10 states, according to the model -- Illinois and California are the only two outside a handful of East Coast states.
  • A model for revitalizing Catholic parish life

    09/23/2004 5:56:29 PM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 118 replies · 2,710+ views
    The Wanderer's From the Mail ^ | September 24, 2004
    A Wanderer reader from Chicago has reminded FROM THE MAIL that it has been several years since we have reported on the revitalized St. John Cantius parish in Chicago, and the thriving new order of priests, the Society of St. John Cantius, and that we owe readers an update. After looking at the materials she sent in, FTM agrees, and so we'll look at St. John's and the Order - in the context of the crucial question of what is happening in Catholic parish life in the United States today - but, first, an update on "the singing ex-Jesuit, Dan...
  • Bill Clinton praises Canada as a 21st-century model (of multiculturalism)

    08/06/2004 3:21:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 715+ views ^ | 8/06/04
    Clinton praises Canada as a 21st-century model News Staff Canada is a good model for where the world needs to go in the 21st century, says former U.S. President Bill Clinton. "Canada has proved you can be a model of multiculturalism. That people can get together, work together, live together, across religious, ethnic and racial lines," he told Canada AM's Seamus O'Regan in an interview broadcast Friday. "You can assimilate new immigrants without losing the fundamental character of your country. You can be a very old fashioned, family-oriented, work-oriented country without discriminating against gays. "You can be an aggressive...

    06/02/2004 8:36:38 AM PDT · by Servant of the 9 · 37 replies · 194+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2 June, 2004 | DAN MANGAN, MURRAY WEISS and TODD VENEZIA
    A model who played a bit part on TV's "Law and Order" became the center of a real-life crime drama beneath Times Square yesterday when a mystery gunman shot her while she rode the subway, cops said. Monica Meadows, a 22-year-old Georgia beauty who recently moved to New York to pursue stardom, told cops she was sipping a soda on an uptown W train approaching the Times Square station when she heard a popping noise — and saw her white sweater turn red with blood. She staggered out of the train at the bustling station — her shoulder burning with...
  • Pam Anderson Sworn in as American Citizen in L.A.

    05/12/2004 11:51:49 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 62 replies · 2,218+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed May 12 | Yahoo
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - America: Land of the free, home of the Baywatch Babe. Film and TV star Pamela Anderson (news - web sites), a native of Canada who broke into show business as a spokeswoman for Labatt beer, became an American citizen on Wednesday during a brief ceremony in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. "I felt it was important to become a U.S. citizen in order to vote in the United States," Anderson said in a written statement. "U.S. Citizenship will allow me, in the future, to petition to bring my children's grandparents down to the United States to...
  • Why President Bush's Role Model is General Douglas MacArthur

    04/14/2004 9:51:45 AM PDT · by ThermoNuclearWarrior · 9 replies · 455+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2004 | Mike Thompson
    "EXIT STRATEGY" emerged as a semantic tool to hammer U.S. Presidents when cagey internationalist wisemen and politicians after World War II set a trap to End the Scourge of War by demoralizing the warriors and the taxpayers who pay warriors' salaries. The erosive process started in Korea under the aegis of the United Nations. Half a century later, that war (officially designated as a "police action" at the Orwellian UN) is still stalemated in "armistice," and grandsons of the original U.S. soldiers now patrol the cobwebs of the Demilitarized Zone. Step Two, and intended as the coup de grâce for...
  • Extremist Minds Dominating Legal Associations. (Journal view of Lawyers of Homosexual Advocacy)

    02/10/2004 12:12:59 AM PST · by longtermmemmory · 1 replies · 387+ views
    Journal of Public Law ^ | 12/19/2001 | William C. Duncan
    IX. AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE One of the most insightful—and disturbing—windows on the view of the legal profession (at least some very influential members of it) on marriage, comes through in an examination of the recently approved Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution (“Principles”) put together by the American Law Institute (“ALI”).332 The historic contributions of the ALI towards legal changes have not necessarily been salutary.333 But aspects of the recent Principles are particularly troubling. One disturbing part of the Principles is chapter 6, which recommends the creation of certain rights to be made available to unmarried couples on the...
  • Advance Notice: Bush and the Stock Market Can Take the Hits

    02/12/2004 5:54:36 AM PST · by WarrenC · 39 replies · 284+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 2/11/04 | Lawrence Kudlow
    President Bush’s bounce from the capture of Saddam Hussein has faded. His State of the Union message had clear vision but it lacked enough rhetorical punch to deliver another bounce. And now the president is taking political hits from all angles, temporarily slowing the stock market advance. Sen. John Kerry, on the other hand, is getting a large bounce from his primary victories, with Bush-bashing on the Democratic campaign trail nearing a fever pitch. Heavy coverage by the print and broadcast media is only fuelling the charge of the anti-Bush forces. Missing WMDs haven’t helped Bush either. Nor has lower-than-expected...
  • 2-year-old model seeks lost wages

    12/27/2003 1:31:56 PM PST · by Archangelsk · 31 replies · 318+ views
    CNN ^ | 122703 | CNN
    <p>STAMFORD, Connecticut (AP) --A 2-year-old model and actor who cut his head at a playground is seeking unspecified lost wages and other compensation from the city.</p> <p>Konrad Mader of Greenwich was running toward a treehouse at a playground November 4 when he crashed into a railing, according to a claim filed last week by his mother and reported Friday by The Advocate of Stamford. The blond toddler received several stitches.</p>
  • Yale Economic Model Predicts Reaganesque Landslide for Bush in 2004

    11/08/2003 5:15:36 PM PST · by nwrep · 77 replies · 334+ views
    Yale University Economics Department ^ | November 6, 2003 | nwrep
    A Macroeconomic model developed by Yale University is predicting a huge popular vote victory for President Bush next year, similar to the one enjoyed by Ronald Reagan two decades ago. Based on factors such as inflation, GDP growth, and number of quarters of positive economic growth, the model, whose parameters are updated every quarter, is forecasting a Bush victory with over 58% of the vote: ********************************************************************************** Presidential Vote Equation--October 31, 2003 The predictions of GROWTH, INFLATION, and GOODNEWS for the previous forecast from the US model (July 31, 2003) were 2.4 percent, 1.8 percent, and 1, respectively. The current predictions...
  • Cyber women test what's real

    10/23/2003 8:01:01 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 74 replies · 1,171+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | Wednesday, 22 October, 2003 | By Jo Twist
    Cyber women test what's real By Jo Twist BBC News Online technology reporter Software cyberbabes, created by powerful computers, sophisticated modelling packages and active imaginations are getting extremely human-like. Rene Morel's 3D model has a very human face Virtual cyberbabes are used in advertising campaigns, hit shoot-em-up games, and the pop industry, from Lara Croft to virtual pop idols, T-Babe and Diki or DK-96. Some of the best 3D models around are currently on show at an exhibition which has just opened in London called Perfectly Real: Women in Bits and Bytes. But they raise questions about what people...