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  • Obama to meet Central America leaders, migrant numbers fall: officials

    07/18/2014 5:16:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/18/14 | Jeff Mason - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador next week to discuss cooperation on the influx of child migrants from Central America into the United States, senior administration officials said on Friday. The meeting comes as the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border into the Rio Grande Valley in Texas has begun to drop off, the officials said, seeking a victory in a crisis that has largely consumed the White House and the Obama administration in recent weeks. In June roughly 2,000 children were crossing the border on a weekly...
  • Obama Talks Up Rosy Jobs Numbers and ‘Economic Patriotism’

    07/03/2014 1:20:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/3/14 | Jon Garcia
    President Obama made an unscheduled trip to a D.C.-based tech start-up to cheer about the rosy jobs numbers released this morning and promote his economic strategy. “We have made enormous strides, thanks to the incredible hard work of the American people and American businesses that have been out there competing, getting smarter, getting more effective. And it’s making a difference all across the country,” Obama told workers at “1776,” which the White House describes as a “global hub” to help start-up companies. The government reported today that 288,000 jobs were created last month and that the unemployment rate dropped to...
  • 1.15.6.9  (03-27-2014) Retention and Disposition of Electronic Records

    06/17/2014 2:07:17 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    irs.gov ^ | The Man
    1. The IRS Records Officer is the liaison with NARA and customer organizations for ensuring that electronic records and the related documentation are retained for as long as needed by the IRS. These disposition and retention procedures shall include provisions for: A. Scheduling all electronic records, as well as related documentation and indexes, by submitting an SF-115, Request for Records Disposition Authority to NARA or, in some instances by applying NARAs General Records Schedules. The information in electronic information systems, including those operated for the IRS by a contractor, will be scheduled as soon as possible, but no later that...
  • Seven Candidates Vie for the 10th in Monroe Debate

    05/13/2014 8:46:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    archconuga.com ^ | Colin Daniels
    In a field that already has six candidates — Lt. Colonel Stephen Simpson, businessman Mike Collins, pastor Jody Hice, state Rep. Donna Sheldon and Brian Slowinski —, attendees of the Monroe 10th Congressional debate on Tuesday were introduced to a seventh: former U.S. Marine Mitchell Swan, who only recently entered a race that the others have been in for months. There wasn’t even standing room left for those who arrived late. Jody Hice, who hails from the area, held a barbeque behind the event’s location for his supporters. Politics and barbeque are an undeniably popular pairing in the Peach State,...
  • 2. The Golden Ratio & Fibonacci Numbers: Fact versus Fiction- VIDEO

    01/15/2014 10:37:27 PM PST · by restornu · 16 replies
    Stanford Continuing Studies Program ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | Professor Keith Devlin
    2. The Golden Ratio & Fibonacci Numbers: Fact versus Fiction VIDEO (October 8, 2012) Professor Keith Devlin dives into the topics of the golden ratio and fibonacci numbers. Originally presented in the Stanford Continuing Studies Program
  • 83 Numbers From 2013 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

    12/18/2013 3:56:29 PM PST · by BAW · 30 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Dec 16, 2013 | Michael Snyder
    During 2013, America continued to steadily march down a self-destructive path toward oblivion. As a society, our debt levels are completely and totally out of control. Our financial system has been transformed into the largest casino on the entire planet and our big banks are behaving even more recklessly than they did just before the last financial crisis. We continue to see thousands of businesses and millions of jobs get shipped out of the United States, and the middle class is being absolutely eviscerated. Due to the lack of decent jobs, poverty is absolutely exploding. Government dependence is at an...
  • Krauthammer on O-Care Enrollment Claims: About as Trustworthy as Soviet Numbers on Steel Production

    12/13/2013 3:34:34 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    As of yesterday, the Obama regime was claiming O-care enrollments of 365,000, supposedly something to toot your horn about in a country of 315M. But I guess that is an improvement over the six victims the state death machine snared on the first day... This is what passes for success these days in our dumbed-down land of lowered expectations- but Krauthammer -for one- ain't goin for it: some apt quotes from his interview with Greta last night: "They've dribbled out all kind of numbers that may sound impressive... but every one is meant to sound impressive and hide the real truth"...
  • Now Trending on Twitter: #ObamacarePhoneNumbers

    10/03/2013 11:55:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/3/13 | Tweets
    Well, you knew it was going to happen. Now Trending on Twitter: #ObamacarePhoneNumbers Some of what is getting posted.. #ObamacarePhoneNumbers 1-800-TYR-ANNY 1-800-DOC-GONE 1-800-DOC-LEFT 1-800-ZOM-BIES 1-800-KOO-LAID 1-800-BOW-2-OBAMA (or else) 1-800-WHY-WORK 1-800-CON-JOBS 1-800-try-L8er, if busy, call 1-800-no-dice 1-800-PLZ-HOLD 1-800-LAW-OLAND 1-888-NOW-ORKY 1-800-PEA-SANT 1-800-UP-YOURs 1 800 BEND OVR 1-800-URA-RCST 1-800-SNG-LPYR 1-800-DEM-CRAP 1-800-ASPIRIN 1-800-NOT-FREE 1-877-DTH-PANL 1 800 4 MORGUE 1-800-BIG-LIES 1-900-EAT- ADOG 1-900-EAT-MUTT 1-800-DIE-QUICK 1 900 DIE FAST 1-800-YOU-DEAD 1 800 SUCK EGG 666 1-900-GOLF-NOW 1-800-CUBA-MEDS 1-800-MAO-LOVR 1800-YOU-LOST 1-800-KING-BARRY 1-800 RFD-CHIP 1-877-DRNK-H20 1-800-GUN-GRAB
  • This Whole Ammo Shortage Thing by the Numbers

    06/25/2013 7:12:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | 6/26/13 | Alan Korwin
    PHOENIX, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- I haven’t seen anything that suggests foul play of any kind, to me, it’s strictly supply and demand, and it shows you what panic in a market looks like. Rationing and price spikes are the result of demand far outstripping supply. Sure, government ammo purchases should give you pause, it’s the reason we’re all armed. A trusted source provided this: “Take for example .22LR ammunition. The industry as a whole (all manufacturers combined) is setup to produce 4,200,000,000 (4.2 Billions) .22 LR annually. That is running all the machines, full capacity all the time, all manufacturers together....
  • Early Analysis: Obama's 2014 Budget Numbers Are Based On Bad Math

    04/10/2013 5:28:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | April 10, 2013 | David Martosko
    The Obama administration released an outline of its fiscal 2014 budget to reporters on Tuesday, forbidding its release until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. The preview promises that President Barack Obama's budget 'reduces the deficit and puts the Nation on a sound fiscal course.'
  • Obama By The Numbers

    01/22/2013 3:33:15 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 5 replies
    RNC RESEARCH ARM ^ | 01/18/13 | GOP
    Obama's First Term by the Numbers Last week, the RNC Research arm released a list of how much President Obama's first four years cost in terms of deficits, regulations, stimulus spending, and the underemployed and unemployed individuals. The following are a few of those figures:
  • ANNIE COULTER TAKES APART THE NUMBERS . THEN SHE SHOWS US WHY WE LOST IN NOVEMBER.

    12/06/2012 12:58:47 PM PST · by jimsin · 104 replies
    ANN/S BLOG ^ | DEC, 5TH 2012 | ANN COULTER
    AMERICA NEARS EL TIPPING POINTO December 5, 2012 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services355 I apologize to America's young people, whose dashed dreams and dim employment prospects I had laughed at, believing these to be a direct result of their voting for Obama. On closer examination, it turns out that young voters, aged 18-29, overwhelmingly supported Romney. But only the white ones. According to Pew Research, 54 percent of white voters under 30 voted for Romney and only 41 percent for Obama. That's the same percentage Reagan got from the entire white population in 1980....
  • FREEP the WheelerDealer John Boehner on 11/9/12, (202) 225-6205, (513) 779-5400, (937) 339-1524

    11/08/2012 10:24:49 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 5 replies
    John Boehner, Speaker of the House ^ | November 8, 2012 | steeler6
    Additional Contact Information: In addition to the Washington, D.C. office, Congressman Boehner has two 8th District offices easily located for constituents in Butler County and Miami County. You may contact us via phone, e-mail or fax. Due to security procedures, mail sent through the Post Office could take up to 3 weeks to arrive in the Washington, D.C. office. Butler County Office 7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road Suite B West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 779-5400 Miami County Office 12 South Plum Street Troy, OH 45373 (937) 339-1524 Washington, D.C. Office 1011 Longworth H.O.B. Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-6205 (202) 225-0704 fax Toll-free...
  • The Machine Beat the Manager (Here are the Numbers)

    11/08/2012 5:25:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/08/2012 | John Fund
    ‘In 2008, Obama rode the energy of hope and change into the White House,” says Andrew Bouchet, former national political director for Rick Santorum. “This year, he had no energy but he had spent the intervening years building an awesome Machine. Last night, he rode the Machine back into the White House.” The Machine indeed won. “Starting months ago, Democrats began spending $350 million building a get-out-the-vote infrastructure that swamped us,” Ed Rollins, who served as campaign manager for Ronald Reagan’s 1984 reelection bid, told me yesterday. “Then they demonized Romney in the swing states, and by the time he...
  • Political Numerology for 2012. Some important numbers to remember that will impact the election

    10/13/2012 7:32:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/13/2012 | Patrick Reddy
    The web site ofesite.com defines numerology as “the study of numbers that helps determine and reflect a person’s characteristics, talents, motivations and path in life.”With that in mind, here are some key numbers that could give some clues about Barack Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s “path in life” for 2012. (Note: some of this column, especially the first number, is meant to be fun; please don’t take it as seriously as a good Gallup, Harris, or CNN poll or a computer projection of Electoral College results.)11-6: Election Day is November 6, 2012. The last time a Democrat nominee was elected...
  • By the numbers: Guns in America

    08/10/2012 5:01:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 9 August, 2012 | Amy Roberts
    (CNN) -- Following the mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, the debate over gun control has been reignited: How should the country balance its constitutional right to bear arms with access to deadly firepower? Here's a look by the numbers on guns in the United States and Americans' attitudes toward them. 26 -- Percentage of Americans who favor a handgun ban, a record low, according to a 2011 Gallup Poll. 60 -- Percentage who supported a ban in 1959, the first year Gallup asked this question. -----------------cut----------------------- 56 -- Number of votes in...
  • Obamacare and The Individual Mandate – By The Numbers

    07/02/2012 10:27:19 AM PDT · by Chris in VA · 4 replies
    AmericanLiveWire.com ^ | 7/02/12 | David Webb
    First off, it is a tax. The Supreme Court said the individual mandate is only legal under the Congress’s power to tax. So, stop the nonsense and call it what it is – A TAX! Now, let’s move onto the numbers for this tax. According to the original estimates provided by the CBO, the cost of implementing Obamacare was $940 billion over 10 years (2010-2019). Later estimates had that number ballooning to $1.76 trillion over ten years (2012-2022). Then there are some predicting the cost for 10 full years of Obamacare at more than $2 trillion (2014-2023). But, let’s go...
  • Why the Job Numbers Are So Bad(Recovery Unemployment: 4/5 is a Drop in Labor Force Participation)

    05/28/2012 7:14:46 AM PDT · by Son House · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4 May 2012 | Peter Morici
    The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent because another 522,000 adults quit looking for work and are no longer counted. In the weakest recovery since the Great Depression more than four-fifths of the reduction in unemployment has been accomplished by a dropping adult labor force participation rate—essentially, persuading adults they don’t need a job, or the job they could find is not worth having. In the first quarter, growth slowed to 2.2 percent and was largely sustained by consumers taking on more debt, and additions to business inventory. Gains in manufacturing production have not instigated stronger improvements in employment largely...
  • Obama Bungles Jobs Numbers (video)

    01/30/2012 7:18:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/30/12 | GOPICYMI
    During his live online interview Pres. Obama claims that his administration helped create 22 million jobs (January 30, 2012)
  • Forget the ADP Numbers — Big Corporations Still Slashing Workers

    01/05/2012 8:52:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    InvestorPlace.com ^ | 1/5/12 | Jeff Reeves
    Blue chips Pepsi, Boeing show profit-propping layoffs still the trend Wall Street seemed upbeat today thanks to positive jobs numbers in a private-sector payroll report from ADP. Specifically, jobs increased 325,000 in December, led by the service sector and small businesses. Additionally, November’s employment numbers were revised slightly higher. But lest you think everything is coming up roses, keep in mind that many big corporations in America still are reluctant to hire. In fact, they are continuing to cut back, based on recent headlines. For starters, PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) is considering cutting about 4,000 jobs, according to a New York Post...
  • BREAKING NEWS!!! --- CAUGHT - RED HANDED!!!

    11/02/2011 5:16:58 AM PDT · by Concerned · 38 replies
    IMPOSSIBLE NUMBER ---> Obama's purported #10641 LFBC is at least 741 numbers too late!!
  • Obama--The Numbers Don't Lie

    10/10/2011 4:37:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2011 | Lurita Doan
    Listening to President Obama speak to the Congressional Black Caucus about his past 32 months in office, two bizarre facts become apparent. First, Obama seems to believe that his policies and efforts have been successful. Second, Obama thinks we need to continue down the same path, that he "stood up for a different vision and did what was right. The future rewards those who press on." Sadly, it would seem that our President is not merely wrong, but delusional. Let’s take a look at what Obama’s policies have actually produced. Largest wealth destruction in American history: Net Wealth Lost 2009-2011...
  • The lost generation: Recession leaves young adults still living with mom and dad

    09/23/2011 1:42:10 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11:21 PM on 22nd September 2011 | By Associated Press
    In record numbers, they're struggling to find work, shunning long-distance moves to live with mom and dad, delaying marriage and raising kids out of wedlock - if they're becoming parents at all. Young adults are the recession's lost generation in the U.S. The unemployment rate for them is the highest since World War Two, and they risk living in poverty more than others - nearly one in five. There are missed opportunities and dim prospects for a generation of mostly 20-somethings and 30-somethings coming of age in a prolonged period of joblessness.
  • The Obama Presidency by the Numbers

    09/07/2011 9:29:58 PM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 7 replies
    wsj ^ | SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 | MICHAEL J. BOSKIN
    When it comes to the economy, presidents, like quarterbacks, often get more credit or blame than they deserve. They inherit problems and policies that affect the economy well into their presidencies and beyond. Reagan inherited Carter's stagflation, George H.W. Bush twin financial crises (savings & loan and Third World debt), and their fixes certainly benefited the Clinton economy..... Mr. Obama has enacted myriad policies at great expense to American taxpayers and amid political rancor. An interim evaluation is in order. And there's plenty to evaluate: an $825 billion stimulus package; the Public-Private Investment Partnership to buy toxic assets from the...
  • Obama’s falling approval numbers give us a rare luxury:not having to settle for another McCain

    08/15/2011 8:07:35 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 15, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Okay, we have now seen Barack Obama’s approval ratings fall below 40% in a Gallup survey. The left of center polling firm reports Obama’s numbers are seriously upside down with an alarming 54% disapproving of his performance in office. Forget about the bad numbers Congressional Republicans are getting. The faces of Congress, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are not running. Obama’s 39% approval rating begs for a primary. Maybe Hillary Clinton will grace us with her presence and defend her disastrous years as the Secretary of State, maybe we’ll see the Left panic and nominate a George McGovern, ……. Democrats...
  • The numbers at the heart of the state budget standoff (MN shudown)

    07/10/2011 5:07:07 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-10-11 | billy salisbury
    To better understand Dayton and the Legislature's basic budget disagreements, here's a look at how much the state spent in the previous two years (fiscal years 2010 and 2011) that ended June 30 and how much the governor and lawmakers are proposing to spend in the current biennium (FY 2012-13). The figures represent spending from the state's general fund, the budget category that covers most day-to-day expenditures: The numbers show a nearly $1.4 billion gap between how much money lawmakers and Dayton want to spend. State finance officials forecast that the state, under current law, would collect about $34.4 billion...
  • The Hill Poll: Voters see president's ratings bounce vanishing soon

    05/09/2011 5:28:30 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 28 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 05/09/11 06:07 AM ET | Niall Stanage
    Most voters believe the popularity boost President Obama has received following the killing of Osama bin Laden will disappear quickly, according to a new poll conducted for The Hill. Almost three in five likely voters think the “bin Laden bounce” will vanish within three months, the poll indicates. Only one in four believes that Obama will still be benefitting in six months’ time. Obama is currently enjoying a major spike in his approval ratings: A New York Times/CBS poll last week showed an 11-point jump in his approval rating compared to two weeks before. Gallup’s daily tracking poll showed Obama’s...
  • Have South American natives inherited a legacy of violent blood shed?

    02/10/2011 6:43:58 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 31 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.888webtoday.com ^ | 2/10/2011 | Victor Du Bois
    I watched a National Geographic special the other day on NetFlix. It was about the Mayan culture in South America and Mexico. This documentary was about several anthropologist who took it upon themselves to decipher the ancient hieroglyphics that covered the buildings and walls of the decaying Mayan structures. It was quite ironic how the anthropologists romanticized the undisturbed culture of the Mayans and the harm (they say) Spanish priests brought to their way of life. Well, according to the history of their "civilization" these people lived in constant conflict and fear. War and bloodshed was a common community concern....
  • Butler Co. (Ohio) Church To Give Away Cash On Easter

    03/22/2011 4:47:56 PM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    WLWT.com ^ | Mar 22, 2011 | WLWT
    FAIRFIELD, Ohio -- A Butler County church that gave away $1,000 to fill more pews last Easter Sunday says it will do it again this year and on future Easters. Lindenwald Baptist Church in Fairfield draws names to award $500 each to a member of the congregation and a guest. Like WLWT on Facebook: Pastor Randy Moore said the church had hoped for 1,000 worshippers last year, when it made the offer for the first time. It packed in 1,140 – more than double the usual Sunday attendance of around 500. "There were more visitors last year than we had...
  • Obama’s Spending Spree: By the Numbers

    02/14/2011 5:06:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2/14/11 | Andrew Stiles
    Here is President Obama’s budget for fiscal year 2012 (and outlook through 2021). And here is a look at some of the numbers that stand out: $3.73 trillion — total spending this year (25 percent of GDP). $46 trillion — total spending over the next decade. $8.7 trillion — total new spending over the same period. $26.3 trillion — Total new debt, including entitlement obligations, predicted by 2021. $7.2 trillion — Total deficit predicted by the end of the decade.
  • The government ruling class by the numbers

    01/03/2011 11:42:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    american thinker ^ | 1/3/11 | K.E. Campbell
    The ruling class continues to live high on the hog at the expense of the rest of the country -- staggering national debt, 10th Amendment and Great Recession be damned. The figures that follow are more consistent with an aristocracy, monarchy or plutocracy than our constitutional republic. Home prices According to the Washington Post, the Washington DC area experienced "the highest year-over-year home price gains in the nation this fall, as real estate values slumped in nearly every other metropolitan area." The article cited Standard & Poor's latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices released last week. From October 2009 to October...
  • Obama's 2010: By the Numbers

    01/01/2011 7:36:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/1/2011 | Mark Knoller
    WASHINGTON - No numbers in the year just ending are more consequential for President Obama than the results of the midterm elections. His party lost seats in the Senate and its majority in the House. The full impact of those numbers will only start to be felt when the 112th Congress convenes next Wednesday.But other numbers from 2010 add shading and perspective to other aspects of the second year of the Obama presidency: Speeches, statements and remarks: 491 -Since taking office: 883 --News conferences and press availabilities: 27
  • Numbers From Alaska: Miller & Murkowski (Write-In)

    11/20/2010 2:49:00 AM PST · by RileyD, nwJ · 34 replies
    Vanity | 11/20/2010 | Riley D. Driver
    NOTE: ALL OF THIS IS MOOT IF THE LAW IS NOT FOLLOWED FOR WRITE-IN VOTES. Source for all numbers was here as of 11/17/10 at 20:46:07. (I used "was" as many of the numbers continue to change!) Total votes, 254,177 US Representative 256,041 Governor/Lt. Governor 255,831 US Senator 1,654 more votes were cast for US Senator race than US Representative 240 fewer votes werevcast for US Senator race than for Governor/Lt. Governor 90,740 Joe Miller's total votes 92,715 Lisa Murkowski's total write-in uncontested votes (another 8,153 were contested) 1,975 more uncontested votes were cast for Murkowski than for Miller For...
  • Mass meditation event scheduled for 11/11/10

    11/05/2010 8:31:08 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 19 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | November 4, 2010 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- On Nov. 11, 2010 - next Thursday - New Agers around the world will be taking part in a mass "energy transmission," in hopes that through positively changing your thoughts can positively change the world. As they note on their website www.newrealitytransmission.com, the people behind this "New Reality Transmission" hope on 11-11 2010 that "one million people across the globe will mentally project a unified vision of a new paradigm for our species ... a new reality. The very real physics that connects human consciousness with molecular structure will be harnessed en masse during the largest scale...
  • Team Sanity numbers more than 200,000, by some estimates

    10/31/2010 11:15:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/31/10 | Jordan Steffen and Matea Gold
    A high-spirited crowd numbering, by some estimates, more than 200,000 swamped the National Mall on Saturday, overwhelming the city's public transportation system as people flocked to what organizers billed as a "comedic call for calm." (snip) The turnout was estimated by organizers at more than 250,000, but the figure was not confirmed by local or federal authorities, who do not estimate crowd sizes. An aerial estimate by CBS News estimated 215,000 attended, plus or minus 10%. In a similar estimate for a rally by conservative commentator Glenn Beck in August, CBS estimated the crowd at between 78,000 and 96,000.
  • Math Instruction Seems Skillfully Designed NOT To Work

    09/16/2010 6:44:01 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Hubpages.com ^ | August 15, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    For a few years I thought the worst possible gimmick in education was Whole Word, basically a device to make sure kids don't learn to read. In the last few months, the clamor grew about Core Standards and National Standards, and I started to focus on arithmetic. More and more I’m struck by the parallel with Whole Word. The Education Establishment seems to specialize in coming up with techniques that are almost guaranteed not to work. I know there are cynics who will say, well, of course, everyone knows this. Even so, the thing that fascinates me is the amount...
  • Tide turns against million-dollar maths proof

    08/14/2010 7:57:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 67 replies · 3+ views
    NewScientist ^ | 8/13/10 | Jacob Aron
    Initially hailed as a solution to the biggest question in computer science, the latest attempt to prove P ≠ NP – otherwise known as the "P vs NP" problem – seems to be running into trouble. Two prominent computer scientists have pointed out potentially "fatal flaws" in the draft proof by Vinay Deolalikar of Hewlett-Packard Labs in Palo Alto, California. Since the 100-page proof exploded onto the internet a week ago, mathematicians and computer scientists have been racing to make sense of it. The problem concerns the speed at which a computer can accomplish a task such as factorising a...
  • US National Debt hits $13,449,652,537,035.05 on August 31st That's $1,529,133,372,715.63 in FY10

    09/01/2010 9:09:17 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 24 replies
    Treasury Direct ^ | September 1, 2010 | steelers6
    Date Debt Held by the Public Intragovernmental Holdings Total Public Debt Outstanding 01/20/2009 6,307,310,739,681.66 4,319,566,309,231.42 10,626,877,048,913.08 10/01/2009 7,505,894,097,177.82 4,414,625,067,141.60 11,920,519,164,319.42 08/31/2010 8,927,061,238,060.48 4,522,591,298,974.57 13,449,652,537,035.05
  • UVB-76 Broadcasts New Voice Message

    08/25/2010 6:24:04 AM PDT · by Michael Barnes · 28 replies
    /. ^ | Aug 23, 2010 | UVB-76
    "Following days of increased activity, the Russian numbers station UVB-76 has sent out a new voice transmission. The transmission, sent out on August 23, 2010 at 9:35AM PST, recited the following in Russian: 'UVB-76, UVB-76 — 93 882 naimina 74 14 35 74 — 9 3 8 8 2 nikolai, anna, ivan, michail, ivan, nikolai, anna, 7, 4, 1, 4, 3, 5, 7, 4' The station, believed to be a part of the former Soviet Union's dead man's switch system, has been continually broadcasting for over twenty years, and its purpose has never been fully explained."
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll {-20}

    07/31/2010 6:54:40 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 171 replies · 13+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 31, 2010 | S. Rasmussen
    Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-five percent (45%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20
  • Running the Numbers on the Spill (one-millionth of an ounce of oil in a bathtub full of water)

    06/16/2010 4:34:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies · 891+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 6/16/10 | The Maha
    Running the Numbers on the SpillJune 16, 2010 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "White House spokesman Robert Gibbs billed the speech as an 'inflection point,' where the President's initial response would be replaced by more decisive action. But this is now day 57. Where has the decisive action been up to this point? The Obama [regime] has not been working in a coordinated fashion. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of the Interior, the Department of Homeland Security, and the White House, as well as the Coast Guard, have been putting out confusing and contradictory statements since the disaster began. Federal...
  • Report: Japan's prime minister to resign-Marine base in Okinawa, falling poll numbers to blame...

    06/01/2010 6:15:54 PM PDT · by John W · 49 replies · 2,139+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 1, 2010 | MSNBC
    TOKYO - Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama has said he intends to resign, a media report said Wednesday. Public broadcaster NHK said that Hatoyama told his party executives he intended to step down over his broken campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine base off the southern island of Okinawa.
  • Freep Opportunity Phoenix "Los Sols" contact numbers 1-602-379-7900, How about Illegal Spectators?

    05/05/2010 10:31:24 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 42 replies · 1,002+ views
    Phoenix Suns ^ | May 5, 2010 | steelers6
    Contact Us Phoenix Suns 201 E. Jefferson Street Phoenix, Arizona, 85004 Phone: 602-379-7900 Fax: 602-379-7990 Box Office: 602-379-SUNS Job Hotline: 602-379-2088
  • Why Americans Can't Do Arithmetic

    04/23/2010 12:22:15 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 78 replies · 1,409+ views
    Amazon.com ^ | April 21, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    What follows is just a short review of a book nobody would think of reading, a paperback published in 1964 to help parents understand New Math. But if you've been wondering how our Education Establishment has managed to sabotage math skills in this country, this review will be helpful:---------------- "New Math was one of the silliest, most pretentious, and finally most unsuccessful educational gimmicks ever devised; and this book perfectly captures the idiocy of it all. In fairness, the authors were trying to do a good job but their mission is to explain the preposterous. Prefatory copy in this book...
  • Why So Glum? Numbers Point To A Recovery

    04/10/2010 2:07:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 79 replies · 1,636+ views
    http://www.nytimes.com/ ^ | April 10, 2010 | Floyd Norris
    The American economy appears to be in a cyclical recovery that is gaining strength. Firms have begun to hire and consumer spending seems to be accelerating. That is what usually happens after particularly sharp recessions, so it is surprising that many commentators, whether economists or politicians, seem to doubt that such a thing could possibly be happening.
  • Unfortunately, the Unemployment Number Drop is Merely an Illusion

    02/05/2010 2:56:51 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies · 771+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2-5-2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: State-Controlled Media can only talk about how great is the unemployment rate. "Lower than expected." Let's go to the audiotape. VARNEY: The unemployment rate falling to 9.7%. That is an improvement from the previous month. It's better than expected. TODD: The unemployment rate surprisingly dropped below 10% to 9.7%. That's the good news. LEE: ...falling to 9.7%, and that's an improvement from last month and better than expected. JOHNSON: That headline number is absolutely huge. You can't underestimate that. ELAM: We haven't seen unemployment that low since last summer. RUSH: Yeah, except the problem is it's not...
  • Why Democrats Are Quitting, Good numbers, great numbers, and fantastic numbers

    01/14/2010 4:19:15 AM PST · by brucek43 · 6 replies · 1,304+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | 1/14/10 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Listen to Coach every Tuesday at 8:30 AM Eastern Time. The Wakeup Call, with Ken Walsh. WFTW 1260 AM from Fort Walton Beach, Florida. WFTW listen live. Ken Walsh is a retired Air Force Jag Officer. Every Wednesday at 8:30 AM Eastern Time. The Captain’s America with Matt Bruce. WSRQ 1220 AM from Sarasota Florida. The Captain’s America Matt Bruce is a Viet Nam veteran who is a retired Fire Rescue Captain. Real Americans will love the give and take on both of these shows. They’re both Coach Approved and two thumbs up! The latest Cook Report has the 13th...
  • Attorney General announces Third Quarter 2009 CHL statistics(OH)

    12/04/2009 3:07:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 355+ views
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 3 December, 2009 | Jim Irvine
    The Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray (D) has released the concealed handgun license (CHL) statistics for the third quarter of 2009. The demand for licenses to conceal carry firearms remained strong last quarter, marking an unprecedented ten quarters in a row with an increased demand compared to the same year over year period. Concealed carry continues to be something both long-time and new gun owners are interested in. If you buy a handgun for self defense, it makes sense to get the license needed to carry it with you. The third quarter in 2009 saw a whopping 54% increase over...
  • Inside the numbers: How Obama has fallen (Obozo's dropping like a rock -- almost everywhere)

    11/24/2009 9:19:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies · 3,706+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 24, 2009 | Byron York
    We've all seen reports that Barack Obama's job approval rating has recently fallen below 50 percent in the Gallup poll for the first time since the president took office in January. A look inside those numbers -- Gallup publishes a weekly breakdown of its results by demographic groups -- shows that there are a lot of other firsts in the polling: Among age groups: For the first time in the White House, Obama is below 50 percent with every age group of Americans except those between 18 and 29. He's at 48 percent with people in the 30-49 range; 46...
  • White House Defends Stimulus Act Despite Government Audit Questioning the Job Numbers

    11/25/2009 12:37:30 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 720+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | Tuesday, November 24, 2009 | By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer
    "White House Defends Stimulus Act Despite Government Audit Questioning the Job Numbers" SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) - The White House defended the effectiveness of the economic stimulus act on Monday after a government audit last week called many of the reported job numbers into question. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that $173 billion of the $787 billion stimulus package had been paid out by the federal government as of Sept. 30. That’s about 22 percent of the total, and it indicates that 78 percent of the stimulus funds have not been paid out – at a time when unemployment was rising."