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  • NASA's Bolden: Mars mission is 'closer than ever'

    04/03/2016 2:17:50 PM PDT · by repentant_pundit · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 2, 2016 | Trent Gillies
    In the movie, "The Martian," Matt Damon was a fictional astronaut stranded on Mars. In reality, the head of NASA says astronauts could set foot on the Red Planet within the next twenty years. "We think we're on the right trajectory to get humans to Mars in the 2030's," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told CNBC's "On the Money" in an interview this week. He should know: Prior to assuming NASA's top job in 2009, Bolden was himself an astronaut for 14 years, commanding two space shuttle missions during that time. The U.S.'s top space official says he's confident the agency's...
  • 15 New York Towns Are Looking To Secede From The Empire State And Join Their Neighbor

    02/21/2015 8:56:24 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 02/21/2015 | John Brodigan
    (VIDEO AT LINK)Businesses have been fleeing the Southern Tier of upstate New York for years. Now, fifteen New York towns are looking to do something about the exodus by seceding from New York and joining Pennsylvania, according to WBNG: “The Upstate New York Towns Association is researching this very topic. The group says a few factors pushing its research are high property taxes, low sales tax revenue and the recent decision to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York.‘The Southern Tier is desolate,’ said Conklin Town Supervisor Jim Finch (R). ‘We have no jobs and no income. The richest resource we...
  • It is time for the Tea Party to become a political party

    09/05/2013 8:41:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2013 | Judson Phillips
    It is time for the Tea Party to divorce the Republican Party and start its own political party. Nature abhors a vacuum, and the Tea Party swept into the political vacuum left by the Republican Party in 2009. There was no voice for conservatives. The GOP had surrendered to its big government wing. And because of that, the GOP had been shellacked in 2006 and 2008. The GOP would not stand up for conservative principles and the Tea Party was born. In 2010, the Tea Party swept the Republicans into power in the House of Representatives. What does the Tea...
  • City Hall wants diesel drivers to swap for electric vehicles

    11/27/2012 8:04:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 66 replies
    WBEZ91.5 ^ | 11-27-12 | Lauren Choolijan
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to make a deal with diesel truck owners in the Chicagoland area: give up your truck, and the city will give you a voucher that covers around 60 percent of the cost of a new electric one. Officials say the project could help with air quality and even quieter streets across the city. By next spring, fleets in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties will be able to apply for the program. “The city is encouraging companies to invest in electric vehicles in order to incrementally improve Chicago’s air quality while helping to...
  • Obama's Secret Fear,A Reagan/Romney Recovery That Will Embarrass Him And Most Democrats.

    10/27/2012 4:16:06 PM PDT · by Who_Ate_My_Dog · 29 replies
    Yet Obama,and his "Lying Commentators" on every news outlet has been trying to convince America that if Romney is elected,the economy will collapse.And who could possibly be buying all that "Obama B.S." that Romney is a Bush Clone who will input the exact same policies? THAT GOT US HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE? Really? When we all know that it was "Democratic Housing Policies" that caused the collapse of 2008.Never the less,assuming Romney wins and things turn around in a "V-Shape" recovery,Every Demorat That Bitched&Bitched About Romney's Economic Plan Will Be Ridiculed For Life!
  • Open Letter to Sarah Palin, Gary Johnson and the Libertarian Party

    04/16/2012 7:25:14 AM PDT · by mongrel · 84 replies
    vanity | 4/16/2012 | mongrel
    I would appeal to Sarah Palin, Gary Johnson, and the Libertarian Party to make Sarah Palin the candidate for President at the Libertarian Party convention next month. The Libertarian Party has never has a candidate that had a viable chance of winning. There is no reason to think that it will be different this year with Gary Johnson. Palin, however, has been vetted and would draw together a coalition of disenfranchised voters that would put her over the top above Romney and Obama. Romney has zero enthusiasm and hardly any group that could be considered his base. Only 25% of...
  • Defeating Obama: Will it take a Brokered GOP Convention? Probably! (Vanity)

    01/05/2012 12:40:56 PM PST · by no dems · 52 replies · 1+ views
    January 5, 2012 | no dems
    I'm thinking the only way we will be able to beat Obama will be to have a brokered GOP Convention and a "dark horse" candidate rise out of the ashes. Do I think it will happen? Heck no. So, we are, as my granny used to say: "In a mell of a hess". The GOP Candidates currently running, and the drop-out, Michele Bachmann, have beaten, bruised and bloodied each other so badly that we’re going to make doggone sure we send a nominee into the General Election damaged beyond repair; making victory easy for Obama. The Dems are loving our...
  • Electric car maker Aptera closes its doors

    12/05/2011 7:42:35 AM PST · by Abathar · 48 replies
    AP ^ | 12/03/2011 | Dee-Ann Durbin
    Electric car maker Aptera Motors is closing after failing to woo enough investors to bring a new sedan to market. Aptera CEO Paul Wilbur said the Carlsbad, Calif.-based company closed its doors Friday and laid off all 30 of its employees. The company was hoping to get a $150 million loan from the Department of Energy but needed to raise matching funds, Wilbur said. He said Aptera had trouble drumming up interest from investors, who have been spooked by the difficulties other small electric car makers have had. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Tesla Motors Inc., for example, has racked up millions...
  • Why Herman Cain could be the GOP's perfect Obama rival

    07/06/2011 10:00:16 AM PDT · by kingattax · 46 replies
    Yahoo/Christian Science Monitor ^ | Jul 5, 2011 | Charlton McIlwain
    Herman Cain defies the stereotype of blacks as liberal. And his embrace of conservatism and rugged individualism might make him the Republicans' best salesman – and counter to Obama. Black candidates must be especially image savvy to navigate the delicate contours of today’s racial politics. They must cultivate racial appeal, without provoking racial resentment, and expend their racial capital, without succumbing to the litany of stereotypes whites associate with them. We thought Barack Obama mastered this art, believing future black candidates must learn at his feet. But Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain might prove more teacher than apprentice. My co-author,...
  • Pipe Dreams (Vanity)

    11/14/2010 5:43:23 AM PST · by ExGeeEye · 12 replies
    My Widdle Bwain (and yours) | now | me
    A challenge: Find some example of government overreach, describe it briefly, and suggest not only its repeal, but some replacement language that might prevent a repeat.
  • Patent Lifts Veil on Boeing's Speed Agile

    07/04/2010 8:39:52 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 2+ views
    I am researching something on future airlifters and wanted artwork on the stealthy super-STOL tactical transport Boeing windtunnel tested under the US Air Force Research Laboratory's Speed Agile program. I asked Boeing if they had a releasable image. No, they said. I asked AFRL. No, said they. So there I was passing the time browsing the US Patent and Trademark Office website and what do I find but this: The patent is here and it's Speed Agile, or close to it based on the one image of a 2008 windtunnel model that I do have, from a presentation by the...
  • Nissan Leaf EV to Have Ultra-Cheap Battery Pack

    05/08/2010 7:37:51 AM PDT · by mylife · 27 replies · 1,262+ views
    fast company ^ | May 5, 2010 | Ariel Schwartz
    Nissan Leaf EV to Have Ultra-Cheap Battery Pack BY Ariel Schwartz Wed May 5, 2010 Over 8,200 people have made online reservations in the past month for the upcoming Nissan Leaf EV, and for good reason. The $33,000 vehicle, set to be released later this year, is the first affordable all-electric vehicle from a major auto manufacturer. It's an early adopter's dream. Now Nissan has revealed the secret behind the Leaf's reasonable price: an ultra-cheap battery pack. While most lithium-ion batteries cost $1000 to $1,200 per kWh, the Leaf's 24 kWh battery pack costs just $9,000 to produce, or $375...

    03/21/2010 3:17:26 PM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 45 replies · 1,242+ views
    Americans can ensure that Obamacare gets repealed. Step 1. Republicans regain majority control of House and Senate. Step2. Elect a Republican President. Step 3. Repeal Obamacare!
  • Hearing This Week in Judicial Watch Lawsuit Challenging Hillary Clinton's Constitutional Eligibility

    09/14/2009 11:40:33 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 42 replies · 2,656+ views
    Marketwire ^ | 9/14/2009 | Press Release
    Hearing This Week in Judicial Watch Lawsuit Challenging Hillary Clinton's Constitutional Eligibility for Secretary of State Challenge Filed on Behalf of State Department Foreign Service Officer -- Court Hearing Set for September 16, 2009 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that a lawsuit challenging the constitutional eligibility of Hillary Clinton to be Secretary of State (Rodearmel v. Clinton, et al., (D. District of Columbia)) will be heard by a special three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia: Date: Wednesday, September 16 Time: 9:30 AM ET Location: Courtroom...
  • The Patriotic Retirement Plan

    05/08/2009 11:12:05 PM PDT · by chase19 · 33 replies · 1,227+ views
    First Things ^ | May 8, 2009 | Russell E. Saltzman
    The Patriotic Retirement Plan By Russell E. Saltzman Friday, May 8, 2009, 12:53 PM This is one person’s suggestion for fixing the economy. It appeared in a Florida newspaper that had asked readers to send along their best economic ideas: Patriotic retirement: There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. . . . Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations: They leave their jobs. Forty million job openings — unemployment fixed. They buy new American cars. Forty million cars ordered — auto industry fixed. They either buy a house or...
  • Future of Space Elevator Looks Shaky

    12/10/2008 7:41:35 AM PST · by Clint Williams · 59 replies · 1,016+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 12/9/8 | kdawson
    lurking_giant writes "In a report on, researchers working on development of a space elevator (an idea we have discussed numerous times) have determined that the concept is not stable. Coriolis force on the moving climbers would cause side loading that would make stability extremely difficult, while solar wind would cause shifting loads on the geostationary midpoint. All of this would likely make it necessary to add thrusters, which would consume fuel and negate the benefits of the concept. Alternatively, careful choreography of multiple loads might ease the instability, again with unknown but negative economic impacts."
  • Electors are not all legally bound to vote for Obama

    12/02/2008 3:35:56 PM PST · by Polarik · 31 replies · 1,666+ views
    The Greater Evil ^ | 12/02/08 | Polarik
    From the US National Archives and Records Administration website explaining the State laws on how Electors may vote: The Supreme Court has held that the Constitution does not require that electors be completely free to act as they choose and therefore, political parties may extract pledges from electors to vote for the parties' nominees. Although some State laws provide that so-called "faithless electors" may be subject to fines or may be disqualified for casting an invalid vote and be replaced by a substitute elector, the Court has not specifically ruled on the question of whether pledges and penalties for failure...
  • Constitutional crisis looming over Obama's birth location

    11/14/2008 7:05:09 PM PST · by solfour · 2,501 replies · 78,234+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/14/08 | Bob Unruh
    The California secretary of state should refuse to allow the state's 55 Electoral College votes to be cast in the 2008 presidential election until President-elect Barack Obama verifies his eligibility to hold the office, alleges a California court petition filed on behalf of former presidential candidate Alan Keyes and others. The legal action today is just the latest is a series of challenges, some of which have gone as high as the U.S. Supreme Court, over the issue of Obama's status as a "natural-born citizen," a requirement set by the U.S. Constitution. WND senior reporter Jerome Corsi even traveled to...
  • Huckabee visits Mexican border (Saturday CNN story)

    03/02/2008 8:07:15 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 34 replies · 191+ views
    CNN ^ | March 1, 2008 | Alexander Marquardt
    LAREDO, Texas (CNN) – Saturday morning, Mike Huckabee took a trip to the border he talks about securing at every campaign stop... [snip] Huckabee, a strong proponent of building a fence along the Southern border, told reporters that it was not about keeping people out, but keeping bad people out. He gave examples of drug and human traffickers as well as terrorists. “I don’t resent that people want to come here. I’ve always said I thank God every day I’m in a country people are trying to break into, not in a country they’re trying to break out of,” said...
  • "Optimism About N. Korea Is Sadly Misguided" (Condi Rice Approach Takes Another Hit)

    12/16/2007 4:52:53 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 27 replies · 203+ views
    Taipei Times, Taiwan (in English) ^ | 16 December 2007 | Richard Halloran
    Optimism about North Korea is sadly misguidedBy Richard Halloran Sunday, Dec 16, 2007, Page 9 Once again, rosy optimism is billowing out of the Korean Peninsula. And once again, the rest of the world might remember that atop the regime in Pyongyang sit world-class thugs who have repeatedly refused to abide by their agreements. US President George W. Bush started off the latest surge of hope two weeks ago with a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, urging him in polite but firm terms to keep his pledge to abandon his nuclear weapons. Six years ago, Bush made...
  • On the Jewish Question-Have the Arabs finally decided to accept the existence of Israel? B. Lewis

    11/26/2007 8:24:13 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 17 replies · 130+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 26, 2007 | BERNARD LEWIS
    <p>Herewith some thoughts about tomorrow's Annapolis peace conference, and the larger problem of how to approach the Israel-Palestine conflict. The first question, "What is the conflict about?" There are basically two possibilities: that it is about the size of Israel, or about its existence.</p>
  • Giant Ocean Pipes a Quickfix to Warming?

    09/29/2007 8:19:39 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 61 replies · 248+ views
    The Times of India ^ | September 28, 2007 | Reuters
    (LONDON) -- A series of giant pipes in the oceans to mix surface and deeper water could be an emergency fix for the Earth's damaged climate system, the scientist behind the Gaia theory said on Wednesday. James Lovelock, whose Gaia hypothesis that Earth is a living entity has fuelled controversy for three decades, thinks the stakes are so high that radical solutions must be tried even if they ultimately fail. In a letter to the journal Nature, he proposes vertical pipes 100 to 200 meters long and 10 metres wide be placed in the sea, so that wave motion pumps...
  • My Prediction if the Fairtax is passed

    09/22/2007 7:18:53 PM PDT · by netvictory · 171 replies · 1,060+ views
    Conservative Movement Rush Limbaugh accuracy rating is lowered to 10% because he totally missed the biggest political paradigm change in history, which destroyed liberalism in America.  Democrat party fails to elect anyone to Congress because they opposed the Fairtax and kept trying to change it. Union membership drops to less than 1% because Union leadership runs the Democrat Party.Joe Morecraft III and Walter Williams start a movement to replace the Fairtax with the head tax. No one listens or cares about the head tax, except for Rush Limbaugh who jumps on board. Rush's accuracy rating is lowered another 5 points....
  • Air America to 'Relaunch' With Focus on 2008

    05/17/2007 10:39:06 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 41 replies · 1,402+ views ^ | 17 May 2007 | Unknown
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Air America today announced a high-profile lineup of presidential candidates, political players and celebrities for next week as part of the liberal talk network's "relaunch.'' Democratic candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards, along with notables like Robert Redford, Paul Newman and Gloria Steinem, are among the more than 30 guests scheduled. New shows are also being added to the schedule, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Arianna Huffington and Bob Kerrey. The network also redesigned its Web site, where hosts will regularly blog along with a newly-hired blogger. Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the subject...
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter Airs Views On National TV

    01/29/2007 5:18:09 AM PST · by GulfBreeze · 59 replies · 1,260+ views ^ | January 28, 2007 | STAFF
    Presidential Hopeful Faces Many Obstacles SAN DIEGO -- Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Duncan Hunter Sunday lauded San Diego's success in cracking down on illegal immigration and said the United States should be wary of China using U.S. dollars to build a "war machine." Appearing on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Hunter said criticism of President George W. Bush's Iraq policies in the media was lowering morale of the troops. Hunter, whose son is serving his second tour of duty in Iraq, said he believes the American people support sending more troops as reinforcements to Iraq. Hunter, R-Alpine, also said...
  • Lieberman(R)

    11/08/2006 6:29:28 PM PST · by Raebie · 89 replies · 2,283+ views
    Yeah, I know. Another vanity. But I'm wondering...any chance he might flip?
  • DiCaprio going green with "E-topia" TV series

    10/18/2006 7:51:33 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 10 replies · 293+ views
    Hollywood Reporter via Reuters ^ | 10/17/06 | Kimberly Nordyke
    Leonardo DiCaprio is helping to develop a reality TV series focusing on the environment. "E-topia" will chronicle the eco-friendly reconstruction of an American town as it is transformed into a "'green' utopia of tomorrow." The project, being shopped to broadcast networks, will document the monthslong endeavor in a town yet to be determined as teams of construction workers and laborers unaccustomed to the demands of a "green" lifestyle work with passionate eco-idealists, planners and architects. Executive producers Craig Piligian (CBS' "Survivor") and Tom Mazza (NBC's "Treasure Hunters") brought the idea to DiCaprio, a high-profile environmental advocate, who signed on as...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-21-06 (TruthOut Announces Impending Arrival Of The Great Pumpkin)

    08/21/2006 1:19:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 92 replies · 1,962+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 21, 2006 | Jason Leopold, Marc Ash, DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The Great Pumpkin is finally going to be appearing! No, really! It's TRUE. TRUTHOUT just made this grand announcement in the form of saying that Karl Rove was really REALLY indicted last May 12. Oh, and the only reason why we don't know about it is that his indictment has been sealed all this time. You can read the TruthOut Great Pumpkin announcement in this DUmmie THREAD titled, "Jason Leopold and Marc Ash|Indictment Still Sealed, Fitzgerald Still Busy." Yeah, now there are two reliable sources, a degenerate drug-addicted liar and a former fashion editor. And where is Sonny Crockett?...
  • For Democrats, Wave Is Building

    07/16/2006 12:39:05 PM PDT · by Coop · 268 replies · 5,851+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/16/06 | Thomas E. Mann
    There's probably no way congressional Republicans can lose this fall, no matter how unpopular President Bush is or how unhappy the voters are with the war in Iraq. That's the prevailing view in Washington today. But it's wrong. If history is any guide, we're heading into a major political storm. And that means we could see a national tide in November that will sweep the Democrats back into the majority. Virtually every public opinion measure points to a Category 4 or 5 hurricane gathering... But many analysts have noted the absence of strategic behavior on the part of the Democrats,...
  • Muslims unite! A new Reformation will bring your faith into the modern era

    08/17/2005 4:32:08 PM PDT · by abu afak · 41 replies · 712+ views
    timesonline ^ | 8/11/2005 | Salmon Rushdie
    WHEN Sir Iqbal Sacranie, head of the Muslim Council of Britain, admitted that “our own children” had perpetrated the July 7 London bombings, it was the first time in my memory that a British Muslim had accepted his community’s responsibility for outrages committed by its members. Instead of blaming US foreign policy or “Islamophobia”, Sacranie described the bombings as a “profound challenge” for the Muslim community. However, this is the same Sacranie who, in 1989, said that “Death is perhaps too easy” for the author of The Satanic Verses. Tony Blair’s decision to knight him and treat him as the...
  • "Unfit For Command" Author Considers Challenging Kerry in Senate Race

    11/27/2004 8:42:07 AM PST · by kellynla · 173 replies · 6,197+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | 11/29/2004 | Newsmax
    John Kerry's nightmarish challenge by his Swift Boat veterans and their allies may not be over. NewsMax recently chatted with Jerry Corsi, the co-author with Swiftee John O'Neill of "Unfit for Command" – the runaway New York Times best seller that torpedoed Kerry's presidential campaign. Attending a conference in the suburbs of Washington recently, Corsi let it be known that he is actively considering a run against Sen. Kerry when his term is up. Corsi is not a Massachusetts native, but says he has already scouted for property to declare his residence there. He appeared excited about the challenge. Federal...
  • CA: A plumbers' pipe dream

    12/23/2003 10:33:33 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 554+ views
    OC Register ^ | 12/23/03 | Op/Ed
    <p>Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger won office in large part on a promise to reduce the anti-business climate fostered by recalled Gov. Gray Davis. A prime example of that climate is the Davis administration's bureaucratic ban on the use of plastic pipe in housing construction, an issue we have written about for years.</p>
  • Liberals look to recapture White House (NOT BLOODY LIKELY ALERT)

    12/27/2002 4:40:30 AM PST · by MadIvan · 26 replies · 190+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | December 27, 2002 | Michael Lind
    In the aftermath of Al Gore's  decision not to run again for president in 2004, many liberals hope that a better standard-bearer can lead the Democratic party to recapture the White House and perhaps Congress as well. But a different face at the top of the ticket, by itself, cannot compensate for the advantages American conservatism has over American liberalism in the areas of party, movement, media and message. The Republican party today, having purged most of its liberal and moderate members, is a streamlined, authoritarian organisation dominated by its right wing. The decision of the conservative Republican Senate majority...

    11/06/2002 1:39:57 PM PST · by Tree of Liberty · 1,087 replies · 1,575+ views
    Fox News Channel | November 6, 2002 | n/a
    Neil Cavuto just interviewed Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., the director of the OMB, and Neil let it be known that he's hearing rumblings that Pres. Bush is considering a total re-write of the tax code and that SecTreas O'Neill is strongly pushing a national retail sales tax!
  • Bush Served on Harken Board During Enron Trades

    10/23/2002 4:03:22 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 78 replies · 202+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/22/02
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While President Bush (news - web sites) served on Harken Energy Corp.'s board more than 10 years ago, it engaged in complex trades with Enron Corp., a watchdog group said on Tuesday. Enron's relationship with Bush has become a political issue since its collapse in December amid a widening financial scandal. The company was one of Bush's biggest campaign contributors. Administration officials say Bush did nothing improper. The documents, released by the Center for Public Integrity, showed that one of Harken's partners in commodities trading was Enron. A June 1990 memo from Harken Marketing, a Harken subsidiary,...