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  • Scientists Finally Admit Climate Models Are Failing To Predict Global Warming(DOH!)

    02/26/2016 8:07:54 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/26/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    A group of scientists recently put out a new study confirming the 15-year "hiatus" in global warming. That study made headlines, but what went largely unnoticed was a major admission made by the paper’s authors: the climate models were wrong. "There is this mismatch between what the climate models are producing and what the observations are showing," John Fyfe, Canadian climate modeler and lead author of the new paper, told Nature. "We can't ignore it." "Reality has deviated from our expectations - it is perfectly normal to try and understand this difference," Ed Hawkins, co-author of the study and United...
  • Starship Enterprise will be restored to its 1967 glory: Smithsonian to rebuild 11ft model

    02/01/2016 5:55:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 110 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/01/16 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Starship Enterprise will be restored to its 1967 glory: Smithsonian to rebuild 11ft model used in original Star Trek TV show It has been 50 years since the original model of the Starship Enterprise made its final imaginary voyage. Today, the 11ft-long model lies in pieces at the Smithsonian Museum in Virginia with a damaged secondary hull and nacelles. Trekkies the world over have been urging model makers to save this iconic ship. Now the Smithsonian says it will attempt to do just that, but restoring it to its appearance in 1967, during the filming of the episode 'The Trouble...
  • Now THIS is Cool (If You're an Airplane Geek)... JET-Powered, RC 1/15th scale Airbus A380!

    09/01/2015 8:51:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Jet-powered, RC 1/15th scale Airbus A380! I wonder how much he spent on this thing...  This radio-controlled Airbus A380-800 super-jumbo replica -built by German enthusiasts- has got to be the coolest RC model I've ever seen. I remember when I was a kid, being wowed by my uncle's impressive RC collection, including multi-engine stuff and 'copters... but JETS? News to me! And this one looks, sounds, and even moves at a pace that comes across as 'the real thing' easily on video... the jet roar is more than a little bit cool! The plane is marked in Singapore Airlines...
  • 6 engines and HUGE 19' foot wing span scale B 36 flys at NAMFI 2010 SMMAC

    04/05/2015 5:45:45 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    yOUtUBE ^ | Aug 18, 2010 | Hacker8675309 Hackstyle Videos
    [VIDEO] This model is a B 36 b early model and did not have jets was made by Carl Bachhuber . It has a 19 foot wing span and is powered by 6 G-26' s great airplane and flight for more info on it check out carls website. http://carlb-rcplanes.com/
  • Model Railways Showed An Idealised England Until 'Sexy Scenes' Came Along

    03/20/2015 1:07:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | March 20, 2015 | Michael Simkins
    Model Railways Showed An Idealised England Until 'Sexy Scenes' Came Along Forget housewives in headscarves or children waving from the road, the latest figures from Buffers Model Railway will shock you Models of nudists playing volleyball (Pic in URL) One of the risque scenes sold by Buffers By Michael Simkins 20 Mar 2015 I’d always considered the world of model railways to be the last surviving example of a rose-tinted Britain that no longer exists. Enthusiasts of this quaint and captivating hobby invariably seem to use 1950 as their cultural template when designing their layouts. In the real world it...
  • Bikini model makes history as the first plus size woman to feature in Sports Illustrated

    02/04/2015 10:55:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 162 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Februay 4, 2015 | Charlie Lankston
    Model Ashley Graham has become the first plus size model to ever feature in an issue of Sports Illustrated magazine. The 26-year-old model, who was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, features in a beautiful new campaign for swimwear brand swimsuitsforall, which was today unveiled as the first ever plus size ad to have been selected to grace the pages of the publication's iconic Swimsuit Issue. 'I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too,' the size 16 fashion star said of her ground-breaking campaign.
  • The supersymmetry calamity

    01/31/2015 9:06:49 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 25 replies
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | 1/31/15 | Colin Gillespie
    Enlarge Image It sounds esoteric, like an episode of The Big Bang Theory, and maybe someday it will be. But even in the fields of physics, supersymmetry is esoteric. What is supersymmetry? What is the calamity? Why should you care?What it is... is an idea: particular superheroes! Here's their story. The standard model is the crown jewel of physics. All you need to know is it describes subatomic particles and the forces that affect them. It has 16 kinds of particles: six quarks, six leptons and four bosons. Lately, headlines tell us add the Higgs. The standard model depicts...
  • Meriam Ibrahim is role model of the year

    12/24/2014 12:53:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 12/24/14 | Terence Jeffrey
    n a year when some of the most exalted public figures in the United States distinguished themselves by advancing unjust causes or cowardly refusing to seriously resist them, a pregnant mother imprisoned in Sudan with her 18-month-old American son set a standard for saintly courage. Meriam Ibrahim is the role model of the year. When a Sudanese court told Meriam she must renounce her Catholic faith and convert to Islam or be hung by the neck until dead, she gave a non-negotiable answer: No. Meriam was born in Sudan to a Christian mother and a Muslim father — who abandoned...
  • First Lady Birthday Tweet to Beyonce: ´You´re an Incredible Role Model´

    09/04/2014 8:57:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | 9/4/14 | Kelli Serio
    Michelle Obama, also known as @FLOTUS on social media, sent a birthday tweet to her role model and friend, Beyoncé, this afternoon. Happy Birthday, @Beyonce! You´re an incredible role model, a phenomenal mother, and a wonderful friend. Hope you have an amazing day! –mo — The First Lady (@FLOTUS) September 4, 2014-The duo are reportedly ´BFFs,´ or ´Bigtime Famous Friends.´ The "Drunk in Love" star sang at President Obama´s first inaugural ball and also serenaded guests at the first lady´s 50th birthday celebration earlier this year. "FLOTUS" even took her daughters to a Jay Z concert in July, following a...
  • Axelle Despiegelaere: World Cup Fan's Model Gig Ends After Hunting Pic

    07/11/2014 5:47:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11 Jul 2014 | Morgan Chilson
    Axelle Despiegelaere, the Belgian teenager who landed a modeling gig with L’Oreal after pictures of her at the World Cup went viral, filmed one video and was apparently released by L'Oreal.. after a controversial Facebook post of her apparently big-game hunting came to light. Despiegelaere shot to international notoriety when photos of her in Red Devil gear on June 22 as she cheered on her team went viral. She announced the deal with L'Oreal this week. But just as quickly, things turned the other direction when she posted a photo of herself with a hunting rifle next to a dead...
  • Stripper cars going extinct? Blame the seven-year loan

    06/21/2014 10:04:44 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 226 replies
    Motoramic/yahoo ^ | 6-30-14 | Steven Lang
    The days when a bare-bones "stripper" car came with vinyl seats, rubber floor mats and no air conditioning are long gone. Today, convenience and cold air come standard for all models, along with a long list of niceties that were once the sole domain of the loaded vehicle. A base Chevy Spark, as one example, offers aluminum wheels, ten standard airbags, power windows — even six months of OnStar service, in case you lock your keys in the car. On the surface, the new car market is offering better values than ever. There is just one small problem with nearly...
  • Father of 'devastated' model singled out by virgin killer -barely remembers him'

    05/26/2014 12:17:20 PM PDT · by equalator · 112 replies
    Mail Online UK ^ | 5-26-2014 | Will Payne
    The model branded an 'evil b****' by virgin killer Elliot Rodger and blamed for his hatred of women is 'absolutely devastated' that she has been linked to the massacre, her father revealed today. Stunning blonde Monette Moio 'teased and ridiculed' Rodger after they met at school, sparking his vendetta against female kind, he claimed in his rambling 141-page manifesto. Enacting his 'revenge', he stabbed three friends to death at his home before shooting dead two sorority sisters and another male student in Santa Barbara on Friday. But now Monette's father, Hollywood stuntman John Moio, has defended his daughter, saying it...
  • Controversial British model plans abortion so she can star on 'Big Brother'

    04/21/2014 11:34:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    NY daily news ^ | David Harding
    23-year-old Josie Cunningham said producers of the UK version ‘suddenly turned cold’ when they found out she was pregnant — either by a soccer player or one of her clients, as she works as a call girl. Figuring that was preventing her from becoming famous, the 18-weeks-pregnant Cunningham plans to have an abortion this week before once again trying to get on the show. A wannabe celebrity plans to have an abortion just so she can appear on a reality television program. Josie Cunningham, who got pregnant either working as a prostitute or through having sex with a soccer player,...
  • Model Sues Playboy, Morning Show Host For Hitting Her In Butt With Golf Club

    03/15/2014 2:50:34 PM PDT · by Baynative · 97 replies
    CBS on line ^ | MAr 2014 | staff
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A model has filed suit against Playboy Enterprises and a co-host of the Playboy Morning Show (simulcast on radio and cable TV) for allegedly striking her in the buttocks with a golf club. Elizabeth Dickson filed the complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging battery and negligence. According to TMZ, she is suing for $500K plus punitive damages.
  • Meet the 'biker chick' teen with Down Syndrome whose fashion-forward Facebook...

    10/03/2013 1:47:25 AM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | Sep, 19, 2013 | Sadie Whitelocks
    A teenage girl with Down Syndrome has realized her childhood dream of becoming a model. Karrie Brown, 17, from Collinsville, Illinois, was picked to star in a new campaign for the girls' fashion label, Wet Seal after a Facebook photo of her wearing items from the brand attracted public attention. The image, posted to her Fan Page, 'Karrie Brown - Modeling the Future', garnered more than 200 Likes and saw her number of followers rocket to 18,914.
  • Amazon Eve the world's tallest model finally finds love - with 6ft 4in Mr Right, four inches shorter

    09/26/2013 1:11:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 26, 2013 | Katy Winter
    Amazon Eve the world's tallest model finally finds love - with 6ft 4in Mr Right who's four inches shorter than her (and a little bit older) Amazon Eve, or Erika Ervin, is 6ft 8 and worried she would never find love Met boyfriend Dennis, in his 60s, who's 6ft 4in when he was her accountantBy the age of 14 already 5ft 9, she towered over her classmatesSays shorter men saw her as a mother figure, and found dating hard
  • Is naturalness already hidden within the Standard Model?

    09/04/2013 9:47:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/2/13 | Jon Butterworth
    Maybe the Standard Model is even more wonderful than it appears. Maybe we really don't need supersymmetry. Plus, other difficult topics, ouzo and a big Greek weddingIn a somewhat bizarre end-of-the-summer interlude, I just spent two nights and a day in Corfu at a Summer Institute on particle physics. Originally I intended to stay longer, but embarrassingly I agreed to give a lecture here months ago and then forgot. I also didn't realise at the time that it coincided with the end of the school holidays... a tricky time when one of your children is starting a new school and...
  • Computer Simulation Says 49ers Most Likely To Win Super Bowl, Eagles 0.5% Chance

    08/08/2013 7:10:44 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 48 replies
    CBSPhilly ^ | 7 Aug 13 | Spike Eskin
    A computer program called The Predictalator created by Prediction Machine simulated the NFL season 50,000 times, says that the 49ers are the most likely team to win the Super Bowl this season, winning in 20.1% of the simulations. The Eagles won the Super Bowl in 0.5% of the simulations.
  • Why Zimmerman Juror B-29 Is A Model Juror

    07/26/2013 11:37:11 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 57 replies
    O'Mara Law Blog ^ | 7/26/2013 | Mark O'Mara
    A number of people have been asking for our response to Juror B-29’s remarks during ABC’s Robin Roberts' interview about the Zimmerman verdict. The big headline from the story is “George Zimmerman got away with murder,” but that is an inaccurate distillation of Juror B-29's statements. Rather, the substance of the juror’s other comments are more complicated and nuanced. Here’s a key exchange that got my attention: Juror B-29 says, “For myself, he’s guilty, because the evidence shows he’s guilty.” Robin Roberts asks for a clarification, “He’s guilty of?” Juror B-29 responds, “Killing Trayvon Martin. But as the law was...
  • Male model convicted in grisly murder of Portuguese TV journalist

    12/03/2012 5:53:32 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | December 2, 2012
    (CNN) -- He was a 20-year-old male model. His lover was a 65-year-old man who was a television journalist. They were from Portugal, visiting New York City. The older partner broke off the relationship and ended up mutilated and dead. Now, almost two years later, a New York jury has convicted model Renato Seabra of the grisly second-degree murder of Carlos Antonio De Castro in their InterContinental Hotel room in Times Square. "This was a brutal and sadistic crime, where Renato Seabra bludgeoned, choked, and mutilated his victim before murdering him," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said following...
  • 9 for 9?: Economic model correctly picks last 8 presidents, predicts Romney win

    09/18/2012 3:29:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/22/2012 | By Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — A University of Colorado economic model that has correctly predicted the last eight presidential elections shows Mitt Romney emerging as the victor in 2012. Ken Bickers, professor of political science at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Michael Berry, political science professor at the University of Colorado Denver, announced Wednesday that their state-by-state analysis shows the Republican capturing a majority of electoral votes. "Based on our forecasting model, it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble," said Mr. Bickers, who also serves as director of the CU in DC Internship Program. The results show President Obama...
  • Academic model predicts big Romney win (Model has predicted every winner since 1980)

    08/23/2012 8:19:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/23/2012 | Rick Moran
    Few pollsters are predicting an electoral landslide for Romney, but two academics from the University of Colorado have run the numbers through a statistical model they built and found Mitt Romney to be the clear winner in November. LA Times: Campaign 2012 may have spent weeks stuck on discussions of Mitt Romney's taxes, Joe Biden's rant on putting "y'all in chains" and "legitimate rape" and abortion, but a pair of Colorado political scientists believe the struggling economy will still be the dominant issue and will pave the way for a Romney victory. Using a state-by-state analysis of unemployment and per-capita...
  • Academic model: Romney will take 52.9% of the vote, 320 electoral votes

    08/22/2012 6:01:28 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 83 replies
    HotAir ^ | 08/22/2012 | Allahpundit
    Three reasons why: Economy, economy, economy. Supposedly, the model’s been accurate to within 20 or so electoral votes in every election since 1980. Dude? Using a state-by-state analysis of unemployment and per-capita income, academics Kenneth Bickers and Michael Berry of the University of Colorado project that Romney will win 52.9% of the popular vote and 320 electoral votes. The political scientists discuss their findings here. Their forecast suggests that President Obama will lose in almost all of the swing states, including North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida… Bickers said much of the polling thus...
  • Baby With Down Syndrome Becomes Model for Fashion Designer

    07/27/2012 2:11:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | July 27, 2012 | Kristi Burton Brown
    Some of the most encouraging news in our world today is that people with Down Syndrome are beginning to be treated like the valuable human beings they are. More and more, they are being allowed to integrate into “normal” society. Of course, we still have abhorrent cases like this one, where parents are awarded $2.9 million just because they were unable to abort their daughter with Down syndrome. And we still have medical professionals who neglect to tell parents the whole truth – such as all the normal, everyday things that people with this disability can do. It’s horrible to...
  • Michelle Obama Cites Jesus as Model for Citizenship

    06/29/2012 10:06:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/29/12 | Devin Dwyer
    First lady Michelle Obama Thursday offered a rare public reflection on her religious faith, telling a conference of the African Methodist Episcopal church that the life of Jesus Christ is a model for democratic organizing. “It’s kind of like church,” Obama said. “Our faith journey isn’t just about showing up on Sunday for a good sermon and good music and a good meal. It’s about what we do Monday through Saturday as well, especially in those quiet moments, when the spotlight’s not on us, and we’re making those daily choices about how
  • As Catholics, we are called upon to imitate Mary's "virginally integral" faith, hope and charity

    06/20/2012 7:27:46 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 20 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 20, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Faith is God’s gift to created persons who are entirely dependent on Him. The proper response to this gift is reverent obedience. Christian faith is characterized by a humble and reverent submission to what God has revealed. Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum) has this to say: “’The obedience of faith’ (Rm 16:26; cf. Rm 1:5; 2 Cor 10: 5-6) ‘is to be given to God who reveals, an obedience by which man commits his whole self freely to God, offering the full submission of intellect and will to God who reveals,’ and freely assenting to the...
  • Not the smartest winner on the planet.. Lottery winner +pics...on twitter!!

    03/31/2012 6:57:01 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 29 replies
    mediatakeout.com ^ | 3-31-2012 | mediatakeout.com
    March 31, 2012: Last night ONE PERSON won the $650 MILLION Mega Millions Lottery . . . and one woman took to Twitter to BRAG about winning. The woman, a model named Melissa claims that SHE WON - and she posted pics of her lottery ticket.
  • Top Model: Saudi Arabs Buy American Girls (video)

    02/26/2012 8:25:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 2+ views
    Creeping Sharia ^ | 2/26/12 | faithfreedom.org
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  • Victoria's Secret model Kylie Bisutti quits over religious beliefs

    02/10/2012 2:02:36 AM PST · by SMGFan · 32 replies · 1+ views
    zap2it ^ | February 10, 2012 | By David Eckstein
    Being a Victoria's Secret model can offer fame and fortune beyond a woman's wildest dreams. But this wasn't enough for Kylie Bisutti, who decided to stop modeling for the lingerie maker because it didn't match with her religious beliefs. Bisutti tells "Good Morning America" she turned down the work because, "I just became so convicted of honoring the Lord and my body and wanting to be a role model for other women out there who look up to me." The 21-year-old won the gig after beating out 10,000 others in a Victoria's Secret Model search in 2009. Bisutti adds that...
  • Rail's handling of TSA should be a model

    02/06/2012 7:01:46 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 13 replies
    cnn.com ^ | February 6, 2012 | Don Phillips
    Snips from Excerpt only website: For reasons that have never been publicly explained, a squad of VIPR agents showed up at a Savannah Amtrak station one day …….Everyone who entered the station was thoroughly searched. It didn't seem to matter whether people were getting on trains or getting off trains, or just looking for a place to go to the bathroom. ….freight railroads were having their own problems with the VIPR teams. The TSA demanded that VIPR agents be allowed to enter yards at any hour of the day or night without notice and to watch employees from hidden positions....
  • Photoshopped or Not? A Tool to Tell

    12/10/2011 4:10:57 PM PST · by hripka · 28 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 28, 2011 | STEVE LOHR
    The photographs of celebrities and models in fashion advertisements and magazines are routinely buffed with a helping of digital polish. The retouching can be slight — colors brightened, a stray hair put in place, a pimple healed. Or it can be drastic — shedding 10 or 20 pounds, adding a few inches in height and erasing all wrinkles and blemishes, done using Adobe’s Photoshop software, the photo retoucher’s magic wand. “Fix one thing, then another and pretty soon you end up with Barbie,” said Hany Farid, a professor of computer science and a digital forensics expert at Dartmouth. And that...
  • LOVE: Wildomar tightens its belt

    08/07/2011 7:59:59 AM PDT · by granite · 9 replies
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, August 6, 2011 | By CARL LOVE
    People who hate government will love what's going on in Wildomar. The city just cut its police protection contract from 72 hours a day in officer shifts to just 40. Oh yeah. They're closing City Hall on Fridays. Yippee. The city manager is taking 17.25 furlough days, saving the city $15,000 in salary. Hot dog. And the City Council will meet only once a month. Hallelujah. All this and much more from a city that has only three full-time employees and already has closed one of three parks after voters rejected a mere $28 annual fee. More cuts could be...
  • Outrage over shocking images of the 10-YEAR-OLD model who has graced the pages of Vogue

    08/04/2011 6:42:10 PM PDT · by Immerito · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 4, 2011 | Sadie Whitelocks
    She reclines among leopard print pillows, her rouged lips pouting at the camera. But shockingly the model in these highly sexualised pictures is only 10 years old. The provocative images of Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau, who is tipped as the next big thing on the fashion scene, are causing a storm of controversy with campaigners furious that a child so young should be displaying the sexual allure of someone twice her age. Thylane has appeared in numerous campaigns and her image is all over the internet. To date she has an impressive portfolio - the French girl has graced the cover...
  • Police: 1 dead after 2 women fall from W Hotel window while 'play fighting'

    05/29/2011 2:52:28 AM PDT · by tlb · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | May 28th, 2011 | Cindy Adams
    Atlanta, Ga. - Saturday morning, two woman plunged 10 stories out of a window at the W Hotel in midtown Atlanta after a round of 'play fighting,' according to police. LaShawna Threatt, an aspiring model was celebrating her 30th birthday at the posh hotel when the incident occurred. She was killed as a result of the fall. Ciara Williams, the other woman involved in the 'play fighting,' also fell, but rolled off a ledge and then fell the remaining 20 feet onto the patio below. She remains in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta Police Department spokesperson Carlos Campos...
  • Model becomes the UK's first female professional stunt rider

    03/22/2011 4:01:05 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies
    Daily Mail Reporter ^ | 3-22-11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Models tend to do anything they can to make sure they always look their best - they're much more likely to be nibbling at a solitary salad leaf than taking part in dangerous motor sports. But Chesca Miles isn't like most models. The 20-year-old motorbike fanatic has become the first woman in the country to turn professional as a stunt rider - and it's just seven months since she started learning how to do the tricks by herself.
  • Brazil a model for troubled Middle East, says Obama

    03/20/2011 2:12:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Yaho ^ | 3/20/11 | Tangi Quemener - AFP
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) – US President Barack Obama held up emerging powerhouse Brazil on Sunday as a model of economic and democratic transformation that leaders in the troubled Middle East should try to copy. Obama's keynote address in Rio de Janeiro was the highlight of his visit to Brazil, the first stop on a three-nation Latin America tour overshadowed by US-led military action in Libya. The speech came after France, the United States and Britain launched missile and bomb attacks on Libyan air-defense targets to prevent Moamer Kadhafi's forces from crushing a month-old uprising against his rule. Obama did...
  • Soros: The Chinese Model Of Suppressing Individuals Could Become The Envy Of The World

    03/10/2011 7:32:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 03/09/11 | Courtney Comstock
    Soros: The Chinese Model Of Suppressing Individuals Could Become The Envy Of The World Courtney Comstock Apparently, Soros is considering the possibility that people might some day want to be censored and live in a socialist society like China's. He said yesterday at the Traveller’s Club in Paris, according to Dealbook: “The world does need order, and that order needs maintenance. The idea that markets can correct their excesses turned out to be false. “Perfect order and global governance are not realistic expectations. However, it is a sad fact that Western democracies provide less successful leadership than China.”
  • Playboy mansion? More like a squalid prison

    12/30/2010 9:39:11 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 83 replies · 99+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:43 PM on 30th December 2010 | By David Leafe
    The marriage proposal was apparently a rather romantic affair. On Christmas Eve, the couple watched a late-night movie together and then exchanged gifts: for him a framed photograph of their King Charles Spaniel, for her an engagement ring. ‘She burst into tears,’ he revealed on Twitter at the weekend. ‘This is the happiest Christmas in memory.’ ‘The most memorable Christmas ever,’ she tweeted in agreement. ‘I love him.’ All of which might be rather more touching if the ­prospective groom was not Playboy tycoon Hugh Hefner who, at 84, is 60 years older than his fiancée, a platinum blonde model...
  • South Florida model charged in traffic death of University of Miami student

    12/22/2010 2:40:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | December 22, 2010 | Tania Valdemoro
    CORAL GABLES — Police on Tuesday arrested and charged a local model in a traffic accident that killed a University of Miami student last month. Valentina Hubsch, 45, of Coral Gables, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a death.
  • European Modeling (A much-maligned region is far more heterogeneous than you might think)

    11/05/2010 6:48:22 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/05/2010 | Duncan Currie
    France has been convulsed by violent demonstrations against modest pension reforms. Britain is imposing a tough fiscal “austerity” regime to plug a cavernous budget gap. Crisis-torn Greece is struggling to avoid a sovereign-debt default. Ireland, Portugal, and Spain are grappling with their own major-league financial woes. Is it fair to say that the much-ballyhooed European model is crumbling? That depends on which “European model” you’re referring to. Though Western Europe is often lazily portrayed as a monolithic bastion of welfare-state sclerosis, it is in fact robustly heterogeneous. France has a brittle pension system and rigid labor markets, but the Dutch,...
  • A Possible Model for the Price of Gold (How to determine if prices are too high or too low)

    10/24/2010 3:55:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Crossing Wall Street ^ | 10/21/2010 | Eddy Elfenbein
    One of the most controversial topics in investing is the price of gold. Eleven years ago, gold dropped as low as $252 per ounce. Since then, the yellow metal has risen more than five-fold, easily outpacing the major stock market indexes—and it seems to move higher every day.Some goldbugs say this is only the beginning and that gold will soon break $2,000, then $5,000 and then $10,000 per ounce.But the question is, “How can anyone reasonably calculate what the price of gold is?” For stocks, we have all sorts of ratios. Sure, those ratios can be off…but at least they’re...
  • The Dems’ Disastrous Model (Calling voters stupid is a losing strategy)

    09/30/2010 7:19:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/30/2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The bookish, twice-unsuccessful Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson once sighed that if most thinking people supported him, it still wouldn’t be enough to get elected in America because “I need a majority.” For some reason, Democrats have chosen to follow the disastrous model of Stevenson and not that of the feisty, man-of-the-people Missourian Harry Truman — though the former nearly wrecked the party and the latter got elected. Former president Jimmy Carter likewise seems to feel that he’s still too smart for us. Carter, who turns 86 on Friday, is hitting the news shows to explain why he remains America’s...
  • So, Mr Putin, what do you see in this nubile 24-year-old rhythmic gymnast?

    09/20/2010 3:24:32 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 9:35 AM on 18th April 2008 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    This the kind of question Mrs Merton might ask. "So, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, what do you see in a 24-year-old, sensationally beautiful gymnast with a penchant for posing semi-naked that you don't see in your lovely, middle-aged, matronly wife Ludmilla?" It is also the kind of question that hardly needs answering for the millions who have tuned in to the YouTube film of Alina Kabaeva performing a decidedly provocative gymnastic routine.
  • Model starts beautiful people political party

    08/15/2010 8:55:50 PM PDT · by ImperialistDaddy · 48 replies · 2+ views
    55KRC ^ | Friday 07-16-2010 6:08am ET | 55KRC
    A Romanian model wants to improve the country's image by starting a political party for beautiful people, according to Orange news. Sanziana Buruiana would tax obese citizens and criminalize 'dumb blonde' jokes, saying "anyone like that needs to be put in prison." The party platform calls for a fine of $130 for adultery, and would limit all tourist guides to models in bikinis. Buruiana says the goal of the party platform is to boost Romania's tourism industry.
  • Airmiles Andy jets off with model friend - who IS single

    08/08/2010 5:33:15 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 52 replies · 3+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 10:22 PM on 8th August 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    When Prince Andrew was pictured on a yacht getting touchy-feely with a woman half his age, the denials came thick and fast. They're just friends, said a source, and anyway, she's married. But now it turns out 25-year-old Alexandra Escat is in fact single - and the pair have since been seen jetting off together. The Duke of York, 50, was seen engrossed in a playful conversation with the Filipino model on a luxury yacht last week.
  • Democrats hope Obama 2008 model will help stem midterm losses

    07/05/2010 2:09:55 PM PDT · by edpc · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5 July 2010 | Chris Cillizza
    To become the nation's first black president, Barack Obama not only won heavy percentages of the black and Hispanic vote but also managed to trim the Democratic Party's traditional deficit among white voters. Four years after Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) lost the white vote by 17 percentage points, Obama lost it by 12, according to exit polls. While the 2008 gains were generally attributed to Obama's strength with young voters -- he won by 10 points among whites 18 to 29 years old -- he managed to improve on Kerry's showing with white voters across every age demographic.
  • Gallery of pictures of Scott Brown during his modeling days. Link Only

    02/06/2010 7:22:24 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 25 replies · 1,905+ views
    Boston Globe | 2/4/10 | Staff
    Link only to online gallery of six pictures. Scott Brown was a catalog model for ten years during the 1980's. The last picture is the best.http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/gallery/Brown_model/
  • Soaring costs force Canada to reassess health model

    05/31/2010 5:21:49 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 28 replies · 1,125+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | May 31, 2010 | Claire Sibonney
    Pressured by an aging population and the need to rein in budget deficits, Canada's provinces are taking tough measures to curb healthcare costs, a trend that could erode the principles of the popular state-funded system. British Columbia is replacing block grants to hospitals with fee-for-procedure payments and Quebec has a new flat health tax and a proposal for payments on each medical visit -- an idea that critics say is an illegal user fee. In some ways the Canadian debate is the mirror image of discussions going on in the United States. Healthcare in Canada is delivered through a publicly...
  • Why Canada Should Be the EU's Model (How it keeps disparate regions together in one union)

    05/18/2010 7:25:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 408+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 05/18/2010 | Larry Mcdonald
    If the European Union wants to endure, perhaps its architects should look at how Canada keeps disparate regions together in one union. One of the magic ingredients, as we Canadians know only too well, is equalization payments — i.e. transfers of income from the richest to the poorest provinces – specifically, from Alberta and Ontario (although Ontario is faltering) to the Maritimes and Quebec. Does the EU have the same capacity to make equalization payments? It would seem not. The Germans, who pay their taxes, are quite disenchanted about supporting Greek citizens, who, by and large, avoid taxes and have...
  • No VIP visas for fashion models

    05/04/2010 1:56:55 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 10 replies · 493+ views
    Politico ^ | 05/04/2010 | ERIKA LOVLEY & MARIN COGAN
    An immigration proposal circulated by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) would make it easier for foreign fashion models to work America’s catwalks. Just don’t bother asking Schumer’s office how it got there. Or why it’s now out of the bill. POLITICO put the question to Schumer’s office five times. The main response: The provision won’t be in the final version of the bill. So does that mean that the next Gisele Bundchen might have to wait in line with other foreign workers for visas?