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  • A Ray of Hope?

    11/27/2012 3:51:32 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 8 replies
    Pew ^ | 11-27-12 | Behind the Blue Wall
    In the wake of the 2012 election, it is clear that the demographic challenges facing the Republican Party are serious. The populations that tend to vote Democrat are increasing their share of the electorate, while the share of the electorate that tends to vote Republican is decreasing. With the GOP now falling all over themselves to promote amnesty, this trend threatens to only intensify. On the other hand, the Democrats will for the foreseeable future be reliant on a vote split in minority communities that is basically tribal in nature. There is no way in hell that 100% of blacks...
  • Santorum Could Be Ineligible For 18 Ohio District Delegates -- Report

    03/03/2012 4:09:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 114 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 2, 2012 | Journal Staff with Sarah B. Boxer and Rebecca Kaplan
    In a potentially ominous Super Tuesday setback for Rick Santorum, a campaign filing mishap in Ohio could leave him ineligible to be awarded 18 Buckeye State district delegates -- more than a quarter of the total at stake there, ABC News reported Friday. Ohio has 66 delegates total, with 63 at stake on Tuesday. Santorum failed to qualify for any district delegates in three Ohio congressional districts representing nine delegates because he didn't turn in names there. ABC News reported that in six other congressional districts, the former Pennsylvania senator's campaign submitted fewer names than required to be eligible for...
  • Dark Sentences and 666

    11/02/2009 8:52:50 AM PST · by bogusname · 70 replies · 2,689+ views
    Self ^ | November 2, 2009 | Self
    Without a doubt every picture ever painted was made with but three primary colors. Black is no color at all and they say all colors are found in white light. So many things can be made with a few basic building blocks. So understand that I realized all of this when I found myself on a roll this morning churning out strange sentences. If they had not formed such an unique strange pattern and story I wouldn't bother you people with them. The other day something inspired me to write a halloween message that would add up to 666 in...
  • New Pattern Found in Prime Numbers

    05/10/2009 5:17:09 PM PDT · by decimon · 55 replies · 2,355+ views
    PhysOrg.com ^ | May 8th, 2009 | Lisa Zyga
    In a recent study, Bartolo Luque and Lucas Lacasa of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Spain have discovered a new pattern in primes that has surprisingly gone unnoticed until now. They found that the distribution of the leading digit in the prime number sequence can be described by a generalization of Benford’s law. In addition, this same pattern also appears in another number sequence, that of the leading digits of nontrivial Riemann zeta zeros, which is known to be related to the distribution of primes. Besides providing insight into the nature of primes, the finding could also have applications...
  • City Slicker Con Man vs Fighter Pilot and Moose Slayer

    11/03/2008 10:57:05 PM PST · by Homer the Hun · 3 replies · 517+ views
    The Steady Drip ^ | November 4, 2008 | Homer The Hun
    On election eve I re-post my personal analysis and prediction for the 2008 election.
  • Political Book Buying patterns - network visualization (very interesting)!

    09/13/2008 7:59:28 AM PDT · by NYCFearsome · 5 replies · 222+ views
    Writes Like She Talks ^ | 9/13/08 | Valdis Krebs
    Valdis Krebs networks patterns of political book buying This network visualization of political book buying is insanely amazing. I’ve asked Valdis for a mind meld, but I’m sure I don’t have enough capacity to absorb even a one-millionth of what I’d need to think the way Valdis does. Thank goodness he thinks the way he does:
  • AMAZON - TRACK AMERICA'S POLITICAL BOOK BUYING - INTERACTIVE MAP!!!

    09/12/2008 5:58:59 PM PDT · by NYCFearsome · 38 replies · 297+ views
    Amazon Books ^ | 9/12/08 | NYCfearsome
    What Are We Reading? Track America's Political Book Buying Click on a state to see that state's percentage of "red" and "blue" book sales over the past 60 days, as well as local political favorites. Or see how the map has changed over time by using the right and left arrows to choose a different two-month period during 2008. To see the changes in the map over the same periods in the last presidential election year, click the "2004" tab. Updated daily. Learn more.
  • Chain Letters Reveal Surprising Circulation Patterns

    04/12/2008 6:01:25 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 117+ views
    Physorg ^ | 4-10-2008 | Lisa Zyga
    Chain letters reveal surprising circulation patterns By Lisa Zyga A chain letter hoax that fooled thousands of people may help computer scientists understand how information spreads on a global scale. The chain e-mail originated sometime in 2002, and claimed to be a petition to organize opposition to the impending US-Iraq war. Tens of thousands of people signed their names to several hundred copies of the petition, with some copies appearing on Web archives. Like most Internet chain letters, the petition had its origins in a hoax, but its widespread dissemination is one of the few instances of a single piece...
  • Ancient Architectural Acoustic Resonance Patterns and Regional Brain Activity

    03/11/2008 10:21:49 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 831+ views
    Ingenta Connect ^ | 3-2008 | Cook, Ian A.; Pajot, Sarah K.; Leuchter, Andrew F.
    Ancient Architectural Acoustic Resonance Patterns and Regional Brain Activity Authors: Cook, Ian A.; Pajot, Sarah K.; Leuchter, Andrew F.Source: Time and Mind, Volume 1, Number 1, March 2008 , pp. 95-104(10)Publisher: Berg Publishers Abstract: Previous archaeoacoustic investigations of prehistoric, megalithic structures have identified acoustic resonances at frequencies of 95-120 Hz, particularly near 110-12 Hz, all representing pitches in the human vocal range. These chambers may have served as centers for social or spiritual events, and the resonances of the chamber cavities might have been intended to support human ritual chanting. We evaluated the possibility that tones at these frequencies might...
  • Romney's Woman Trouble and More (Gender Gaps)

    01/05/2008 3:21:24 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 5 replies · 169+ views
    Pollster.com ^ | january 4, 2008 | Margie Omero
    January 04, 2008 Iowa: Romney's Women Trouble and More [Margie Omero is President of Momentum Analysis, a Democratic polling firm based in Washington, DC.] Gender played a huge role in the Iowa caucuses yesterday...on the Republican side. Mike Huckabee's sizable lead over Mitt Romney came largely from women. According to exit polls from both the Democratic and Republican caucuses, 40% of women voted for Huckabee and 24% for Romney. Among men, Huckabee and Romney are nearly tied (29% and 26%, respectively). ... In the Democratic caucus, the pattern is far less dramatic. Yes, Clinton does fare better with women than...
  • Buena grad helps troops by looking for patterns (Sierra Vista AZ H.S. Grad)

    11/25/2007 11:41:33 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 189+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq — Soldiers see their missions differently. An infantryman has close contact with an enemy. But ensuring the infantryman is as safe as can be falls to other soldiers, whose MOSes — military occupational specialties — provide additional help. Having knowledge of what may face an infantryman outside the wire is something Pfc. Craig Obeso does. An intelligence analyst, the 20-year-old Obeso has yet to go outside the wire that separates Forward Operating Base Hammer from potential insurgents, but he knows his job is important. Analyzing intelligence is designed to help “patrols find what they are...
  • North America's Wind Patterns Have Shifted Significantly In The Past 30,000 Years

    01/24/2007 7:45:02 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 812+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-24-2007 | Dartmouth College
    Winds Of Change: North America's Wind Patterns Have Shifted Significantly In The Past 30,000 Years Science Daily — Dartmouth researchers have learned that the prevailing winds in the mid latitudes of North America, which now blow from the west, once blew from the east. They reached this conclusion by analyzing 14,000- to 30,000-year-old wood samples from areas in the mid-latitudes of North America (40-50°N), which represents the region north of Denver and Philadelphia and south of Winnipeg and Vancouver. Researchers (left to right) Yong Shu, Eric Posmentier, Xiahong Feng, and Anthony Faiia. (Photo by Joseph Mehling) The researchers report their...
  • Investors turn to 13th century for financial tips

    07/21/2006 4:23:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 734+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/19/06 | Carolyn Cohn
    LONDON (Reuters) - If the numbers 13-3-2-21-1-1-8-5 ring a bell, it might be because you have been reading "The Da Vinci Code". Dan Brown's bestseller uses that series -- a mixed-up version of a sequence of numbers brought to the Western world by a 13th century Italian mathematician -- as a clue to a secret Swiss bank account. As Brown's book, and the film, turned into a global entertainment phenomenon, the work of Leonardo Fibonacci of Pisa was given a new lease of life for millions of people. Not so for Elizabeth Miller. The technical analyst had long been a...
  • Transmission Of Tuberculosis Is Linked To Historical Patterns Of Human Migrations

    09/27/2005 5:38:31 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 691+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 9-26-2005 | Maria A, Smit
    Contact: Maria A. Smit smit@cshl.edu 1-516-422-4013 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Transmission of tuberculosis is linked to historical patterns of human migration St. Petersburg, Russia – Genghis Khan and his troops may have unwittingly used more than just brute military force to conquer entire nations and to establish the infamous Mongolian empire. A report in the October issue of Genome Research suggests that Genghis Khan's invasions spanning the continent of Asia during the 13th century may have been a primary vehicle for the dissemination of one of the world's most deadly diseases: tuberculosis. In this study, a team of scientists led...
  • Migratory patterns predate history (Amerind Foundation GAG!)

    09/19/2005 6:25:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 434+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Sep 19, 2005 | Michael Sullivan
    CARR CANYON - Public opinion polls show illegal immigration as the chief concern for most Arizonans, but the history of the land now known as Arizona is the history of migration, according to Dr. John Ware, executive director of the Amerind Foundation. "We're a culture of migrants here," Ware told an audience of about 20 people Sunday afternoon at the Carr House Information Center. Not only are we all migrants, we're all of African stock, Ware added. What he described as "genetic markers" prove that modern humans evolved in Africa about 100,000 years ago and gradually spread around the planet,...
  • Liberals and Other Juvenile Delinquents - (study of libs by noted criminalogist!)

    04/26/2005 4:10:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 506+ views
    OPINION EDITORIALS.COM ^ | APRIL 23, 2005 | JOHN MARTIN
    As a Criminology Professor, I take every opportunity to attempt to attach one theory of crime causation or another to current events. There are numerous, and often repetitive, theoretical models intended to help us understand and explain criminality. Some of these focus on personality and upbringing. Others look at social conditions and neighbourhood deterioration. Still, others attempt to link criminality to the evils of capitalism (the dinosaurs may be extinct but there’s a whole breed of belly-dragging Criminologist that refuses to make its way to the tar pits). That’s what living in your mom’s basement till you’re thirty-five will do...
  • The Pope, the President, and the Changing Catholic Voter - (Catholics strong for G.W.Bush)

    04/18/2005 8:54:52 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 703+ views
    CATO.ORG ^ | APRIL 15, 2005 | PATRICK BASHAM
    George W. Bush was the first sitting president to attend a papal funeral. Such symbolism speaks volumes about the evolution in Catholic America's voting habits during the past quarter-century and about Pope John Paul II's role in that conversion. Catholic voters were historically one of the most reliable Democratic voting blocs. However, Pope John Paul II played a significant role in converting many conservative Catholics into reliable Republican voters. This sea change demonstrated that the contemporary Catholic vote is now the most important swing vote in American politics. Catholics are the bellwether voters: as go Catholics, so goes the nation....
  • Study says immigration patterns changing with new border security

    03/31/2005 7:38:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 761+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/31/05 | Laura Wides - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Undocumented immigrants from Mexico are staying longer and are more likely to bring their families to the United States as a result of stepped border security, experts said at a conference on immigration and homeland security Thursday. "They are staying in the U.S. longer because we've succeeded in making it too costly and dangerous to cross back," Wayne Cornelius, director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego, told the audience of federal and local officials, immigration attorneys and community activists. The conference, hosted by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute,...
  • Iran's Al-Qaeda Link: What the 9-11 Commission Found

    01/19/2005 8:05:41 AM PST · by forty_years · 3 replies · 684+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | January 19, 2005 | Middle East Quarterly
    While the State Department's Patterns of Global Terrorism—2003 report [1] labeled Iran "the most active state sponsor of terrorism in 2003," the Bush administration has yet to agree on a national security presidential directive to define U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic.[2] Meanwhile, Tehran continues to edge closer to nuclear capability.[3]The following are excerpts from the 9/11 Commission Report, an unclassified version of which was released to the public on July 22, 2004.[4] The commission interviewed more than 1,000 people in ten countries and conducted an unprecedented review of U.S. intelligence. Among its findings, excerpted below, was evidence of a...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • CHRISTIANS EAT LIONS IN 2004 ELECTION

    11/12/2004 2:58:24 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 29 replies · 801+ views
    DON FEDER'S COLD STEEL CAUCUS REPORT ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2004 | DON FEDER
    Here’s one for Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not: The Democrats have spent decades making life miserable for Christians. On Election Day, Christians returned the favor. Since at least the mid-1970s, the Democratic Party and its allies have devoted themselves to alternately sneering at and savaging Christians. They’ve depicted the followers of Jesus – evangelical Protestants and traditional Catholics in particular – as superstitious degenerates, bigots, trailer-park misogynists, both sexually repressed and hypocritically lecherous, and a gang of Torquemada wannabes who constitute a clear and present danger to democracy and the 21st century. The only problem the left seems to have is in deciding...
  • Terrorism Down -- Lowest Number of attacks since 1969

    04/30/2004 10:27:57 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 10 replies · 155+ views
         Patterns of Global Terrorism   -2003 Released by the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism April 29, 2004 The Year in Review There were 190 acts of international terrorism in 2003, a slight decrease from the 198 attacks that occurred in 2002, and a drop of 45 percent from the level in 2001 of 346 attacks. The figure in 2003 represents the lowest annual total of international terrorist attacks since 1969. A total of 307 persons were killed in the attacks of 2003, far fewer than the 725 killed during 2002. A total of 1,593 persons were wounded in...
  • Canada Links Arrest of 19 to Possible Terrorism Ties

    08/24/2003 1:27:00 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 9 replies · 192+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 24, 2003 | CLIFFORD KRAUSS
    ORONTO, Aug. 23 — A document filed at a detention hearing this week for 19 students and other immigrants from Pakistan detained by Canadian security officials for possible ties to terrorism cited a "pattern of fraudulent document use to obtain or maintain immigrant status" by the men, ages 18 to 33.The men were detained on Aug. 14 after an investigation found that one of them was taking flying lessons at a school near an Ontario nuclear power plant. Officials would disclose little about the investigation, but the four-page document sketched a picture of a mysterious group of men living in...
  • Brain patterns the same whether doing or just watching

    08/13/2003 5:45:21 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 9 replies · 153+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | 8/13/3
    New findings from a Queen's behavioural expert in eye/hand movement provide the first direct evidence that our brain patterns are similar whether we are actually doing something or simply watching someone else do it. It's an insight that could have significant implications for the assessment of people with various movement disorders such as some stroke victims, says Dr. Randy Flanagan, who conducted the study with Dr. Roland Johansson of Umea University in Sweden. The methods employed in the study could be used to determine whether people with impaired movement control also have problems understanding and perceiving the actions of others....
  • STEIN REPORT MIGRATION PATTERN POINTS TO "THREE AMERICAS" DEMOGRAPHER SAYS

    08/04/2003 9:36:06 AM PDT · by Missouri · 3 replies · 198+ views
    Stein Report ^ | August 4, 2003 | JONATHAN TILOVE
    "Americans in ever-larger numbers are leaving most of the states that are premier destinations for immigrants and moving to Southeastern and Western states that are home to most of the white population growth in the nation, according to the first migration analysis of the 2000 census," Newhouse News reports. "[Demographer William] Frey found, as he did in an analysis 10 years ago for Newhouse News Service of 1990 Census data, that people from major urban immigrant hubs were increasingly following their suburban dream not just a few miles but across state and regional lines."
  • Migration Patterns Point to a Nation of `Three Americas'

    07/31/2003 5:54:03 PM PDT · by Brian S · 16 replies · 349+ views
    BY JONATHAN TILOVE c.2003 Newhouse News Service WASHINGTON -- Americans in ever-larger numbers are leaving most of the states that are premier destinations for immigrants and moving to Southeastern and Western states that are home to most of the white population growth in the nation, according to the first migration analysis of the 2000 census. The pattern gathered substantial force in the 1990s and offers a revealing look at how the interplay of another decade of record immigration and the growing lure of a baker's dozen of fast-growing states with suburban appeal are transforming the nation's demographic landscape, according to...
  • Geopics of the Week, September 15-21, 2002 (amazing!)

    09/16/2002 9:41:51 AM PDT · by cogitator · 208+ views
    NASA Earth Observatory ^ | September 2002
    Link post: Geopics of the Week, September 15-21, 2002 (amazing!)
  • Geopics of the Week, September 15-21, 2002 (amazing!)

    09/16/2002 9:35:10 AM PDT · by cogitator · 9 replies · 322+ views
    NASA Earth Observatory ^ | September 2002
    Abstract patterns in nature is our theme today: (Go to title link to also see a Space Shuttle photograph of an Aleutian Island volcano that's respectable) Click on this image to go to the current Kilauea update page: