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  • (Maryland) MVA Drops Parallel Parking from Driver’s License Test

    05/20/2015 3:14:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Montgomery County Media ^ | 5/19/2015 | Krista Brick
    If you listen closely you can almost hear a collective sigh of relief from 16 year olds across the state.The reason – the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration officially removed parallel parking as a required test element on the driver’s license test on a statewide basis starting today.According to Buel Young, spokesperson for the MVA, the administration determined that completing a two-point turn and backing up are similar enough to parallel parking to eliminate the parking element from the test.“The MVA consistently evaluates its assessments of both the knowledge and skills tests. In analyzing the skills test, it was determined that...
  • 2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past

    12/10/2014 3:59:19 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 12/8/14 | Lee Billings
    2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past New theories suggest the big bang was not the beginning, and that we may live in the past of a parallel universe December 8, 2014 |By Lee Billings In the evolution of cosmic structure, is entropy or gravity the more dominant force? The answer to this question has deep implications for the universe's future, as well as its past. Credit: NASA; ESA; G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Oesch, University of California, Santa Cruz; R. Bouwens, Leiden University; and the HUDF09 TeamPhysicists have a problem with time.   Whether through Newton’s gravitation, Maxwell’s...
  • A quantum world arising from many ordinary ones

    10/25/2014 2:08:48 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Nature ^ | 10/24/14 | Alexandra Witze
    The bizarre behaviour of the quantum world — with objects existing in two places simultaneously and light behaving as either waves or particles — could result from interactions between many 'parallel' everyday worlds, a new theory suggests. “It is a fundamental shift from previous quantum interpretations,” says Howard Wiseman, a theoretical quantum physicist at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, who together with his colleagues describes the idea in Physical Review X1. Theorists have tried to explain quantum behaviour through various mathematical frameworks. One of the older interpretations envisages the classical world as stemming from the existence of many simultaneous quantum...
  • Kid President Lands His Own TV Show!

    04/03/2014 5:09:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Atlanta World Daily ^ | 4/2/14 | Ruth Manuel-Logan
    Kid President, aka Robby Novak (pictured), proclaimed on Wednesday via YouTube, “I want to make the world a little more awesome! So it’s T.V. y’all!” That’s right, the pint-sized politico has landed his very own docu-variety series that will be featured on the family-friendly Hub Network entitled, “Kid President: Declaration of Awesome.” The 10-episode, 30-minute program will begin in June and be produced by the SoulPancake television company, which is owned by actor Rainn Wilson. According to Wilson, “Kid president is about getting kids and grown-ups to work together. This show is an amazing blend of humor and heart,” Wilson...
  • Mom fakes son's cancer for donations [Repeatedly LIED to many people, cost them money...]

    03/17/2014 5:20:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    WEAR-TV ^ | 3/16/14
    A mom in Colorado is in trouble with the law for lying about her son's fake illness--and collecting money for it. She said her son was battling cancer. People donated to the cause and the family took a Disney vacation. Neighbors were shocked when details of the plot started to unravel. This Facebook photo shows Sandy Nguyen and her family at Disneyland. A trip investigators believe was paid for with donations. Friends and family gave $25,000 believing her 6-year-old son had cancer.
  • Dolphins fire GM Ireland [Six years, NO IMPROVEMENT. Sound familiar?]

    01/08/2014 2:46:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    The Miami Dolphins have fired general manager Jeff Ireland... Ireland was elevated to the GM position in January of 2008, given full power over football operations and personnel once Bill Parcells agreed to step aside in September of 2010, then was rewarded with a multi-year contract extension the following January. Under Ireland, the Dolphins went a combined 46-50 with a wild card loss to the Baltimore Ravens following the 2008 season.
  • The Quake We Should Fear (Here's the big one in the Midwest FEMA is really worried about)

    08/24/2011 1:49:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/24/2011 | Simon Winchester
    The earthquakes yesterday scared people along the East Coast, but the truly terrifying earthquake may strike the Midwest—and FEMA is preparing for it. Early in the morning of May 16, while most of America was being titillated and transfixed by the appearance in court of the then-suspect Dominique Strauss-Kahn, an urgent message was suddenly received at the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington, D.C Reports were streaming in of a catastrophic earthquake, magnitude 7.7, that had struck the Midwest near the town of Marked Tree, Ark. First reports were alarming: phenomenal property damage; casualty figures were...
  • News Flash: NASA to Launch New Technology Today to Search for Parallel Universes

    03/21/2011 12:20:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Galaxy ^ | 3/21/11 | Casey Kazan
    The image at bottom of page [click source link to see picture] shows the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 ("AMS-02") canister being rotated to the vertical position ready for the final lift to the launch pad, scheduled for today, Monday, the 21st of March. Sam Ting Principal Investigator for the experiment hopes that it will provide data that proves the existence of parallel universes that are composed of anti-matter --- discoveries could verify theories and answer basic questions regarding how the universe formed. "The idea of multiple universes is more than a fantastic invention --- it appears naturally within several scientific theories,...
  • Jimmy Carter Parallel's the Tea Party?

    09/20/2010 6:30:00 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-20-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday he sees parallels between today's tea party and his own campaign for the White House in 1976. But he doesn't think the movement will be much of a factor beyond this fall's elections. The Georgia Democrat told The Associated Press he rode a wave of voter discontent to the presidency on the heels of the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal that felled President Richard Nixon, much like tea party conservatives are now earning support by voicing anger at the nation's economic woes. Check out the rest at Breitbart. ------------------------------ Um....ok.... Seriously though,...
  • Living in Obama's Loony Parallel Universe

    05/26/2010 9:29:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 658+ views
    american thinker ^ | 5/26/10 | Kelcy Allen
    According to my psychoanalyst, I have issues. She believes our nation's dichotomous political climate and divisive political dialogue is affecting my mental state and I'm beginning to show a "disconnect." It's disconcerting to confess that you're coming unhinged -- to admit you're losing touch with reality and are living in some loony parallel universe. Just this month, famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking expressed his belief that humans are capable of time travel. No kidding. Welcome to my world. My therapist says my anger issues are revealing, but it's not a personality disorder that's got me. It's not an addictive disorder because...
  • Physicists Calculate Number of Parallel Universes

    10/18/2009 4:06:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 73 replies · 2,754+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | 10/16/09 | Lisa Zyga
    The strongest limit on the number of possible universes is the human ability to distinguish between different universes. (PhysOrg.com) -- Over the past few decades, the idea that our universe could be one of many alternate universes within a giant multiverse has grown from a sci-fi fantasy into a legitimate theoretical possibility. Several theories of physics and astronomy have hypothesized the existence of a multiverse made of many parallel universes. One obvious question that arises, then, is exactly how many of these parallel universes might there be. In a new study, Stanford physicists Andrei Linde and Vitaly Vanchurin have calculated...
  • Parallel Universes: Are They More Than a Figment of Our Imagination? A Galaxy Classic

    05/21/2009 1:44:04 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 41 replies · 965+ views
    "The multiverse is no longer a model, it is a consequence of our models.” ~Aurelien Barrau, particle physicist at CERN The Hollywood blockbuster, The Golden Compass, adapted from the first volume of Pullman's classic sci-fi trilogy, "His Dark Materials" portrays various universes as only one reality among many, but how realistic is this kind of classic sci-fi plot? While it hasn’t been proven yet, many highly respected and credible scientists are now saying there’s reason to believe that parallel dimensions could very well be more than figments of our imaginations. "The idea of multiple universes is more than a fantastic...
  • The Parallel - Infanticide and Abortion

    10/31/2008 8:29:33 AM PDT · by Candybar · 1 replies · 268+ views
    The Jews were God's chosen people. God loved them unconditionally. But that didn't prevent God from disciplining them. At one point in time, certain Jews WORSHIPPED IDOLS. Not only did they worship idols but they also offered up their babies in sacrifice to idols. In today's language, in our country, people kill babies without any sacrifice. If there were sacrifice, some people would use that as a reason for killing their babies. But, no, they flat out kill their babies in what is now called abortion. The Parallel: Biblical Infanticide - The Wrath of God Abortion - ? ? ?...
  • Faster Chips Are Leaving Programmers in Their Dust

    12/18/2007 9:53:23 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 107 replies · 432+ views
    NYT ^ | 12/17/07 | John Markoff
    REDMOND, Wash. — When he was chief executive of Intel in the 1990s, Andrew S. Grove would often talk about the “software spiral” — the interplay between ever-faster microprocessor chips and software that required ever more computing power. The potential speed of chips is still climbing, but now the software they run is having trouble keeping up. Newer chips with multiple processors require dauntingly complex software that breaks up computing chores into chunks that can be processed at the same time. The challenges have not dented the enthusiasm for the potential of the new parallel chips at Microsoft, where executives...
  • A Parallel Muslim Universe (Germany)

    02/20/2007 4:38:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 644+ views
    spiegel.de ^ | February 20, 2007 | Andrea Brandt and Cordula Meyer
    Germany's Muslim population is becoming more religious and more conservative. Islamic associations are fostering the trend, particularly through their work with the young -- accelerating the drift towards a parallel Muslim society. A member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Berlin. It's the silence that visitors notice first. No children's laughter, no chatter, no pop music. A Protestant minister familiar with the noise level in children's homes describes the atmosphere as "very spooky." This Friday, at the end of Ramadan, it is especially hushed in the green house on Hochfeldstrasse in Duisburg, a city near Düsseldorf. Quietly, the boys remove...
  • Leftists proclaim a ‘parallel’ government (Obragore's Mexican Revolution continues)

    09/17/2006 10:21:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 807+ views
    ap on Daily Bulletin ^ | 9/17/06 | Lisa J. Adams - ap
    MEXICO CITY - Supporters of defeated presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador named him leader of a ‘‘parallel government" Saturday during a mass meeting in the same square where President Vicente Fox celebrated Independence Day hours earlier with a giant military parade. Lopez Obrador’s supporters, who insist fraud denied the leftist the July 2 election, derided Fox as a ‘‘crook" during the parade. Fox and President-elect Felipe Calderon are both from the conservative National Action Party. After the parade passed, Lopez Obrador supporters moved back into the capital’s enormous main square, Zocalo. They set up temporary meeting places for the...
  • View From a Parallel Universe . . . ''So It Goes With Empires''

    12/02/2005 8:04:53 AM PST · by epow · 5 replies · 664+ views
    Omega Letter ^ | 11/25/05 | Jack Kinsella
    View From a Parallel Universe . . . ''So It Goes With Empires'' Terror - Islam Friday, November 25, 2005 Jack Kinsella - Omega Letter Editor I remember a television program from a few years ago whose plot centered around a group of people who would make a weekly jump from parallel universe to parallel universe. Each jump would put them in a new universe where everybody's destiny was different than that of last week's universe. Because everybody had a different individual destiny, each parallel world was different; sometimes America was a totalitarian dictatorship, sometimes a benevolent democracy, sometimes a...
  • A Civilisation Parallel To Harappa? Experts Wonder

    12/13/2004 12:05:39 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 720+ views
    Express India ^ | 12-13-2004 | Abhishek Kapoor
    A civilisation parallel to Harappa? Experts wonder Abhishek Kapoor Vadodara, December 11: Was Gujarat the cradle of an independent civilisation, contemporary of the classical Harappan civilisation around the Indus Valley? This view is gaining academic credence in the community of archaeologists specialising on the subject across the country. The Sorath (present Saurashtra) region civilisation, dating back to 3700 BC at some places, was distinct from the classical Harappan as it developed in the Indus Valley, say researchers in the field. ‘‘It maintained its separate identity in many ways even as a cultural, economic and technological exchange took place between the...
  • Martha and Hillary’s Parallel Universe

    06/24/2003 6:19:25 AM PDT · by bedolido · 157+ views
    Bush Country ^ | 06/23/03 | Doug Schmitz
    The dustup from the Martha Stewart scandal now being played out against the backdrop of Hillary Clinton’s bogus book debut provides a strikingly stark contrast between two Democratic divas who share equally ruthless personalities and suspiciously criminal backgrounds. Yet one of these women hasn’t quite enjoyed the same free pass from the cherry pickers of the leftist media the other has consistently been granted over the years. Paradoxically, while Stewart was recently indicted on charges ranging from insider trading and conspiracy, to obstruction of justice, and securities fraud from a questionable stock tip, Hillary’s financial windfall from a dubious late...