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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...
  • Jinx Falkenburg, 84; Model and Actress Later Pioneered Talk Show

    08/30/2003 4:55:00 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies · 456+ views
    Associated Press | 8/28/03
    MANHASSET, N.Y. (AP) _ Jinx Falkenburg, an actress, model and radio and television star who along with her husband, Tex McCrary, helped establish the talk show genre, died Wednesday at a Long Island hospital. She was 84. Falkenburg and her husband, Tex McCrary, together known as "Tex and Jinx," had two radio talk shows, several television shows and a column in The New York Herald Tribune. Their first show together, "Hi Jinx," was broadcast on the station WEAF in 1946, and they later hosted the popular "Meet Tex and Jinx." On television, the couple starred in "At Home" on NBC,...
  • A thousand villagers feared killed in Liberian massacre

    08/24/2003 7:50:39 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 244+ views
    Agence France-Presse | August 24, 2003
    MONROVIA, Aug 24 (AFP) - Many civilians were killed and villages torched in a massacre in Nimba county north-east of Monrovia, a senior Liberian military official told AFP late Sunday. "I have received a report from our security officers that many villages there had burned down and that there have been lots of massacres," said General Benjamin Yeaten, deputy head of the government army. "My understanding is that there was a massacre but we are not exactly sure how many people have been killed, it could be a hundred, it could be a thousand," he added, without saying who...
  • The Culture of Disease (H.I.V. and Gay Role Models)

    07/31/2003 8:08:40 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 26 replies · 548+ views
    New York Times ^ | 31 July 2003 | HARVEY FIERSTEIN
    There are too many positive gay role models. In fighting the AIDS crisis over the last 20 years, we have done everything possible to dispel the negative connotations that come with having H.I.V. After all, it's been our brothers and sisters, our boyfriends and girlfriends, and ourselves who have been discriminated against because of a virus. So we produced advertising, created enlightenment programs, spent endless hours making certain that having AIDS or being H.I.V. positive was nothing to be ashamed of. We did a great job. Maybe too great a job. After all the effort exerted to convince the world...
  • Airport Business Model Evolving

    06/14/2003 11:34:37 AM PDT · by Archangelsk · 17 replies · 378+ views
    Aviation Now ^ | May 20, 2003 | Kimberly Johnson
    Airport Business Model Evolving By Kimberly Johnson May 20, 2003 As airline business models change, so should airports', industry officials said last week at the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) annual conference in Los Angeles. The hub-and-spoke system is broken, with too many big hubs, according to Morris Garfinkle, CEO and president of GCW Consulting. At the same time, carrier business models are changing, with more automation, less personal customer service, fewer onboard amenities and smaller aircraft. While airlines are making changes in areas such as labor and aircraft rental agreements, tomorrow they will be looking to alter airport...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 6-10-03

    06/10/2003 1:18:14 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 11 replies · 207+ views
    NASA ^ | 6-10-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 June 10 Zooming in on the First Stars Credit & Copyright: Visualization: Ralf Kaehler (ZIB) & Tom Abel (Penn. State) Simulation: Tom Abel (Penn. State), Greg Bryan (Oxford) & Mike Norman (UCSD) Explanation: What became of the first stars? No known stars appear to be composed of truly primordial gas -- all of the stars around us have too many heavy elements. Our own Sun is thought...
  • Former model and actress Suzy Parker dead at 69

    05/05/2003 5:13:49 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 36 replies · 5,033+ views ^ | May 5, 2003 | AP
    Santa Barbara, California-AP -- A woman who was the forerunner of today's supermodels is dead. Her stepdaughter says Suzy Parker died at her home in Montecito, California. She was 69. Parker, whose face was one of the most widely-recognized in the 1950's, was known for her full red hair and beautiful bone structure. She was the signature model for Coco Chanel, and was the top earner for her time, making 200 dollars an hour. She made her film debut in 1957, appearing with Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn in "Funny Face." Her other film credits include "Kiss Them for Me"...
  • St. Joseph: REDEMPTORIS CUSTOS (Guardian Of The Redeemer)

    05/01/2003 11:31:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 482+ views ^ | August 15, 1989 | Pope John Paul II
    REDEMPTORIS CUSTOS (Guardian Of The Redeemer) Pope John Paul II Apostolic Exhortation of the Supreme Pontiff On 15 August 1989.To Bishops, To Priests and Deacons, To Men and Women Religious, and to all the Lay Faithful1. "Joseph did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took his wife" (cf. Mt 1:24).Inspired by the Gospel, the Fathers of the Church from the earliest centuries stressed that just as St. Joseph took loving care of Mary and gladly dedicated himself to Jesus Christ's upbringing,[1] he likewise watches over and protects Christ's Mystical Body, that is, the Church, of which...
  • Exporting Switzerland, The model Iraq needs to follow.

    04/23/2003 2:43:18 PM PDT · by Burkeman1 · 49 replies · 315+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 4/23/03 | Jonah Goldberg
    After a brief, almost bloodless war we have an ethnically and religiously divided nation. Mischievous neighbors on all sides can claim common cause with one or more of the major ethnic and religious groups vying for power. The largest ethnic faction has strong cultural ties to a powerful and expansionist neighbor, and is feared by other great powers nearby. Certain groups within the country are taking orders from religious authorities outside their borders in an attempt to impose a state reflecting their theology. Other nationalist radicals and many minorities are determined not to allow the creation of anything other than...
  • Homeland Security threatens hobby and amateur rocketryLegislative relief is being sought

    03/30/2003 11:31:55 PM PST · by iz55 · 6 replies · 318+ views
    “Model rocket enthusiasts across the country and even across the ocean are very worried about how enforcement of regulations and the passage of new restrictions in the Homeland Security Act could negatively affect them. It was not Congress’ intent to harm model rocketry with passage of the Homeland Security Act. My bill would simply assure that people can go on enjoying their hobby without having to jump through a lot of needless regulatory hoops”
  • Feds have banned Model Rockets!? (My Title)

    02/26/2003 10:33:57 AM PST · by ItsTheMediaStupid · 169 replies · 2,367+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/25/03 | By Jim Banke
    “It is the heart of the problem we face. Because if manufacturers like Estes can’t get rocket motors delivered to stores, the hobby is completely dead,” Van Milligan said. © 2003 All rights reserved
  • CA: Budget role model (Op/Ed)

    12/08/2002 12:58:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 132+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 12/8/02 | Editorial
    <p>GOV. Gray Davis has set a standard for the Legislature to match when it convenes Monday to consider midyear budget cuts.</p> <p>By cutting deeper than he had suggested just days earlier, Davis signaled the gravity of the state's budget problems. Legislators must match him in facing up to financial responsibilities, and resist the temptation to waste time playing ``Who ruined the budget?''</p>
  • New Computer Model Promises Detailed Picture of Worldwide Climate

    07/05/2002 8:38:22 AM PDT · by cogitator · 32 replies · 279+ views
    SpaceDaily ^ | 07/04/2002 | David Hosansky
    New Computer Model Promises Detailed Picture of Worldwide Climate Capping two years of research, a nationwide group of over 100 scientists has created a powerful new computer model of the Earth's climate. The model surpasses previous efforts by successfully incorporating the impact of such variables as ocean currents and changes in land-surface temperatures. Researchers will use the model, called CCSM-2 (Community Climate System Model, version 2) to probe how our climate works and to experiment with "what-if" scenarios to predict what our climate may be like in the future. The model will also look at past climate. For example, researchers...
  • MANCHURIAN CANDY DATE - CIA Spy or Fashion Model?

    04/22/2002 11:33:57 AM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies · 1,207+ views
    Fortean Times (The Magazine of Strange Phenomena) ^ | From FT 148 July 2001 | research by Bob Rickard.
    MANCHURIAN CANDY DATETo the world she was one of the most successful American fashion models of the 1940s , but she led a secret life as a Manchurian Candidate-style agent for the US intelligence services during the Cold War. COLIN BENNETT analyses this tale of multiple personality, conspiracy, hypnotic mind-control and fantasy life. Additional research by Bob Rickard.On 31 December 1972, in the lavish apartment suite of a New York lawyer friend, the well-known 61-year-old radio presenter Long John Nebel married Candy Jones, 47, an internationally famous fashion model. The guests on this happy occasion certainly had plenty of...