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  • Surplus of pessimism may cost Spain’s ruling Socialists at polls

    11/18/2011 11:21:20 AM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2011 | Mike Elkin
    Spanish voters on Sunday are expected to dismiss the Socialist government of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and usher in the conservative People's Party (PP) and its leader, Mariano Rajoy. Mr. Zapatero’s Socialist party (PSOE), which has been in power for eight years, has borne the brunt of public blame for Spain’s increasingly perilous economic situation, which has tainted the party’s leadership candidate, Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba. Meanwhile, Mr. Rajoy has been coasting toward an expected landslide victory without saying much about how he plans to reverse Spain’s economic course... The situation is bleak for the eurozone’s fourth-largest...
  • Smartphones are taking over people's lives as users 'obsessively' check their devices, scientists

    07/27/2011 9:27:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/27/11 | Staff
    They are often hailed as an essential component of modern life. But smartphones are taking over some people's lives, according to a study that has identified repetitive and obsessive use of the devices. Scientists have uncovered what they call 'checking habits', when users frequently look at the menu screen, news, email, contacts, and social applications on the device. A typical checking lasts less than 30 seconds and involves opening the screen lock and accessing a single application. The researchers, from Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, were surprised to find users engaging in checking behaviours throughout the waking hours.
  • A Proposal for Peaceful Separation

    04/08/2010 10:38:04 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 31 replies · 861+ views
    View from The Right ^ | April 7, 2010 | Jeffersonian
    A proposal to divide the United States into two countries I post this article with a sense of ambivalence, since, notwithstanding the author's boldness and originality of thought, his proposal presents grave practical difficulties which in my view he deals with only superficially. However, as I myself have said, with the passage of the health care bill America has now become in effect two mutually irreconcilable peoples (they want to impose unlimited state power on us, which we don't want to be imposed), and the only two logical resolutions to the conflict are that one side crush and dominate the...
  • Hugh Jackman Named Sexiest Man Alive by People's Magazine

    11/19/2008 6:42:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies · 1,727+ views
    SFGate ^ | Nov 19, 2008
    <p>Aussie movie hunk Hugh Jackman has been named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.</p>
  • Street Lights Restore Iraqis’ Sense of Safety

    01/02/2008 3:30:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 124+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Luis Delgadillo, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, Jan. 2, 2008 – With small additions like street lights, a sense of safety is returning to the streets of two Iraqi communities. A concerned local citizen stands watch near a checkpoint in Arab Jabour, Iraq, Dec. 27, 2007. Street lights, a recent addition to the area, have improved the security climate. Photo by Sgt. Luis Delgadillo, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. More than a month after street lights were installed in Arab Jabour and Buaytha, south of Baghdad, local citizens and soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team,...
  • Peoples Of Britain

    08/28/2007 9:02:50 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 1,513+ views
    BBC ^ | Dr Simon James
    Peoples of Britain By Dr Simon James Did the Celts exist? Simon James asks just who were the Britons - and did the Celts ever really exist? Uncover the fascinating ethnic and cultural history of the peoples of Briton, and assess the impact of the many invaders of Britain's shores. Introduction The story of early Britain has traditionally been told in terms of waves of invaders displacing or annihilating their predecessors. Archaeology suggests that this picture is fundamentally wrong. For over 10,000 years people have been moving into - and out of - Britain, sometimes in substantial numbers, yet there...
  • Eliot pal aids 1 of his targets ( Spitzer : Culture of Corruption )

    10/21/2006 10:50:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies · 306+ views
    DAILY NEWS ^ | October 21, 2006 | KATHLEEN LUCADAMO
    Lawmaker is sued, but gets money. A deadbeat Buffalo legislator who is being sued by Eliot Spitzer because she owes the state $18,000 just got some help from an unexpected source: Spitzer's running mate. David Paterson, Spitzer's pick for lieutenant governor, forked over $3,000 to Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples (D-Buffalo) on Sept. 11, the day before Paterson and Spitzer coasted to a victory in the Democratic primary. As attorney general, Spitzer sued Peoples two years ago to recover $17,871.11 plus interest she reportedly owes the state lottery division for unpaid bills. She was a lottery agent for a liquor store in...
  • DNA Ties Together Scattered Peoples

    09/24/2006 7:25:30 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies · 1,421+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9-11-2006 | Steve Chawkins
    DNA Ties Together Scattered PeoplesData on descendants of the Chumash spur new ideas about the first settlers of the Americas. By Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer September 11, 2006 Over the years, a couple of dozen descendants of the Chumash Indians have complied with the odd requests of their old friend John Johnson, a leading scholar of the tribe's culture and head of the anthropology department at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. After all, what harm could come from parting with a few of their hairs or letting him swab the inside of their cheeks for a saliva...
  • Discovery Of A Cemetary To Unveil People's Migration Path (Iran)

    04/29/2006 12:35:18 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 304+ views
    CHN ^ | 4-28-2006
    4/28/2006 2:30:00 PM Discovery of a Cemetery to Unveil People’s Migration Path Discovery of an ancient cemetery in Mazandaran Province connects the lives of its dead to those buried in Kharand cemetery in the nearby city of Semnan. Tehran, 28 April 2006 (CHN) -- Discovery of a 3200-year-old cemetery in Zarin Abad near Sari in Mazandaran province, revealed the migration path of those who were buried in Kharand historical cemetery in the nearby city of Semnan. Prior to this discovery, it was believed that cultural domain of the Kharand nomads only covered an area between Semnan plain and low heights...
  • Spiffy new jail too expensive to open

    03/17/2006 7:29:09 AM PST · by george76 · 133 replies · 3,279+ views
    A $59 million jail featuring art and flat screen TVs in Portland, Ore., has been sitting unused for more than a year as the city can't afford to open it. The Wapato Facility took two years to construct and can house 525 inmates at a cost of $20 million per year, .... The county spent more than $600,000 on art for the jail, including a sculpture out front by the circular driveway. There are 30-foot vaulted ceilings and private showers. "I love coming to an empty $59-million jail," Giusto told the Los Angeles Times. "I get tired of telling people...
  • Chavez Prepares His People's Army To Confront US

    03/03/2006 6:41:04 PM PST · by blam · 64 replies · 1,467+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-4-2006 | Sophie Arie
    Chavez prepares his people's army to confront US By Sophie Arie in Caracas (Filed: 04/03/2006) Venezuela begins training a vast army of civilian reserves today to fight off the attack its Left-wing president, Hugo Chavez, says the United States is plotting against it. The oil-rich state aims to teach up to two million volunteers, from the unemployed to office workers, shop assistants and housewives, basic military skills such as marching in step or shooting to kill.Hugo Chavez warned Venezuelans to expect an attack from the US If it reaches that size, the force will be the largest civilian reserve army...
  • It’s "Their Land" RE: Palestinian Claims to Israel

    11/14/2005 1:39:45 AM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies · 818+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | November 14, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Note: This article may seem pedantic, but it is aimed at those who are not “insiders” on the history of the Middle East.I keep hearing the phrase, “It’s their land,” regarding Palestinian claims to Israel. Terrorist groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad publicly assert that their aims are to reclaim every inch of Israel as part of a proposed Palestinian homeland. Unfortunately, these ownership claims are echoed by “activist” groups like the International Solidarity Movement and the Palestine Solidarity Movement, both with throngs of naïve followers on U.S. and European college campuses. The followers are too eager to take these...
  • What Is Globalization, Really? - (meaning is very different between libs & conservatives)

    06/03/2005 9:37:36 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 618+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | JUNE 3, 2005 | NANCY SALVATO
    "The Left has always hoped for globalization without the market—an ideologically correct world government." [1] Therefore, it might seem inconceivable to hear conservatives speak about promoting globalism unless the listener is aware that in addition to this first characterization, there can be an entirely different connotation if you consider that, "Globalization simply means freedom of movement for goods and people."[2] I believe that having two completely different meanings has resulted in a lot of confusion about which reference is inferred when using this term. From a leftist perspective, globalism entails working toward a global world order. And under this circumstance,...
  • **Press Release** -The Radical Islamist Threat to World Peace&National Security;Dinner Symposium)

    05/19/2005 8:06:31 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 181+ views
    PEOPLES TRUTH FORUM.COM ^ | MAY 19, 2005 | JEFFREY EPSTEIN
    **Press Release** The Radical Islamist Threat to World Peace and National Security A Dinner Symposium 6:00 PM Wednesday, September 21, 2005 Aquaturf Club, Mulberry Street Plantsville, Connecticut The People's Truth Forum (PTF) is hosting this educational symposium is to heighten public awareness with respect to national security. Warmly invited are those who share PTF's concerns for the future of our nation -- especially those interested in learning more about Islamic terrorism and the threat it poses to future generations. Speakers Harvey Kushner, PhD. An internationally recognized authority on terrorism and related security matters, Kushner has advised and trained numerous governmental...
  • Requiem for a Decent Chinese Communist

    01/22/2005 7:27:42 PM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 669+ views
    Zhao Ziyang, former Secretary-General of mainland China’s Communist Party, died at a Beijing hospital last Monday. Good riddance to another communist? In this case, no. Not all tigers are incapable of changing their stripes. During his tenure in China’s one and only political party, Zhao took steps that truly can be called “reforms.” Zhao's greatest moment occurred during the pro-democracy rebellion of 1989, which was centered in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. He opposed the use of China’s vast military might against the peaceful protestors gathered in the square. On May 19, 1989, Zhao personally pleaded with the protestors, mostly...
  • The Peoples Of The Red Book (Anthropology)

    12/12/2004 4:45:07 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 563+ views
    Internet ^ | 9-30-1993 | Ants Viires Ph.D
    INTRODUCTION In the cliché-ridden propaganda of the Soviet era tsarist Russia was frequently dubbed the “prison of nations”. When the Soviets came into power this “prison”, by virtue of new national policies, transformed into a family of friendly and brotherly nations in whose bosom all the national cultures flourished. To boast of the achievements under the Communist Party leadership, grandiose cultural festivals were arranged in the Soviet republics, folkloristic dance, song and instrumental groups were established and the revival of old peasant culture was encouraged. The slogan “socialist in content, nationalist in form” came to be applied to the new...
  • Abbas Apologizes for Being Ethnically Cleansed

    12/12/2004 2:54:15 PM PST · by stevejackson · 1 replies · 514+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | December 12, 2004
    The Arab world is all one big happy family again. OK, dysfunctional, but happy. No, well, unhappy and as twisted as usual. While visiting Kuwait today, Palestinian presidential front-runner, Mahmoud Abbas, apologized for his people’s support of Saddam’s invasion of the Gulf emirate in 1990. Isn’t that special? (remember Dana Carvey as the “Church Lady” on SNL?). This happened just after Kuwait’s sultans (or whatever they’re called) forgave the Palestinian people for supporting Saddam’s invasion. Kuwait’s leadership went so far as to say they didn’t even expect a public apology for Palestinian support of the 1990 war. Now, isn’t that...
  • Kerry, Springsteen energize downtown crowd of 80,000

    10/29/2004 6:52:13 PM PDT · by Hermann the Cherusker · 71 replies · 1,568+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 10/29/04 | David Callender
    Kerry, Springsteen energize downtown crowd of 80,000 By David Callender October 29, 2004 The clouds parted and the sun shone on Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry as he and rock legend Bruce Springsteen shared a stage just blocks from the State Capitol on Thursday. While the record crowd of more than 80,000 roared with delight, Kerry told them, "You have no idea how beautiful you look." It took Kerry two tries to get to this moment. A similar rally planned for last month had to be moved to the Alliant Energy Center because of foul weather. But for both...
  • Trouble for Chinese Communists

    08/19/2004 11:44:33 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 3 replies · 583+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | August 19, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    Despite the Chinese government’s horrific oppression of its people, dissent persists. Today, six women held a protest on an apartment building rooftop in Beijing. They waved a banner reading, “We accuse the police, the prosecutors and the courts in Liaoning province of corruption and trickery.” The women threatened to commit suicide if their demands were not met, but were later taken away by police. The protest took place not far from communist government headquarters. A similar incident occurred several weeks ago. According to the BBC, A growing number of Chinese have been bringing petitions to Beijing to try to gain...
  • Easter TV Special Documents Stories of ‘Miracles’ and Changed Lives from “The Passion”

    04/03/2004 1:11:37 AM PST · by miraclesofthepassion · 1 replies · 577+ views
    PRWeb.com ^ | April 2, 2004 | Anne P, Sharp
    LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2004—Jody Eldred Productions today announced it has just completed filming and is in the final stages of production on an inspirational documentary called, “Changed Lives: Miracles of The Passion,” which will air nationwide Easter weekend. With rave reviews from Diane Sawyer on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country,” this one-hour T.V. special was shot in High Definition and documents the true stories of people whose lives have been forever changed by Mel Gibson’s incredible motion picture “The Passion of The Christ.” “I knew instantly that people’s lives were going to be...
  • A Credit to the Corporate Raider

    01/11/2003 4:33:50 AM PST · by ultimate_robber_baron · 6 replies · 527+ views
    The Hawaii Reporter ^ | Monday, 6 January 2003 | Stuart K. Hayashi
    A Credit to the Corporate Raider Stuart K. Hayashi The media's exploitation of the 2001 corporate scandals in its hysterical (and popular) campaign to defame businesspeople in general harkens back to another anti-capitalist witch hunt they conducted in the 1980s. That era is now pejoratively dubbed "the Decade of Greed," as it saw the proliferation of honest but controversial characters known as "corporate raiders." "Corporate raiders" are the mavericks who launch "hostile takeovers," trying to take over failing mega-corporations for themselves. (Successful companies have higher stock prices and are thus harder to buy out.) To do this in the...
  • Down In Carolina

    03/13/2002 1:59:10 PM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 19 replies · 433+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 3/13/02 | Jerry Carter
    Conservatives, cheer up. The NCAA basketball tournament gets fully underway on Thursday and there is good news for right-wingers: The University of North Carolina has not been invited to the dance. Usually the belle of the ball, the North Carolina Tar Heels will be missing the NCAA tournament for the first time in 28 years. In fact, they won#146;t be playing any postseason basketball at all, the first time in 35 years this has happened. North Carolina has weathered one of the worst seasons anyone can remember -- not even winning 10 games -- and the program is now...