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  • Look at that crease! YOU Have Potential…

    09/24/2014 6:39:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-24-2014 | MOTUS
    How are those crisp trouser creases working out for you?Not so well, apparently: As the midterm campaigns heat up, Democratic candidates are turning to the White House for help and an injection of star power. But it is the first lady, not President Barack Obama, —who in some places is emerging as the more sought-after campaigner. – WSJ And why not?  Is she not the complete package?  She has the enthusiastic political greeting wave down pat:She can stay on message:And she’s very good at faking enthusiasm,…and sincerity:She can also be very persuasive:“I said, eat your damn peas.”And she knows just...
  • Potential for human superbugs in cow manure: study

    04/22/2014 5:37:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/22/14 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Cow manure, commonly used to fertilize vegetable crops, contains a high number of genes that can fuel resistance to antibiotics, a US study out Tuesday found. These genes come from the cows' gut bacteria, and while none have yet been found in superbugs that are infecting humans, researchers said the potential is real. The research was done by scientists at Yale University, who sampled manure from a handful of dairy cows at a farm in Connecticut. In those samples, they found 80 unique antibiotic resistance genes. About three quarters were unfamiliar. Genetic sequencing showed they were only...
  • Boeing picks 15 potential sites nationwide to build 777X

    11/23/2013 11:49:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 141 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | November 23, 2013 | Dominic Gates
    Boeing has issued a formal request for proposals (RFP) to 15 locations around the United States that will bid for the work of building its forthcoming 777X jet, according to a source close to the discussions. Washington state is one of the 15 sites under consideration. The others include both existing Boeing locations and new “greenfield” sites, the source said. Boeing spokesman Doug Alder confirmed Saturday that the RFPs were sent out late Friday afternoon and into the evening.
  • WHO: New Virus Has Pandemic Potential (60% mortality -Haj pilgrims at greatest risk)

    06/14/2013 12:13:31 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 26 replies
    Voice of America ^ | June 10, 2013
    The World Health Organization is asking health workers around the world to be on alert for symptoms of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus. Monday's warning came as WHO officials ended a six-day investigation in Saudi Arabia, where 40 of the 55 cases of the respiratory disease have occurred. Sixty percent of those people with known infections died. The United Nations agency is concerned that the MERS virus might spread among pilgrims expected to visit holy sites in Saudi Arabia next month during Ramadan, or the millions more expected in October for the annual Hajj to Mecca. Officials...
  • Potential Debt Limit ‘Plan C’ Emerges, Democrats Say

    07/29/2011 3:29:15 AM PDT · by Son House · 15 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | July 28, 2011 | By Ed Henry
    These Democratic officials see three steps to a compromise and they stress that the White House believes the first two steps are not necessarily that difficult, while the third one -- the trigger mechanism -- will be the flashpoint. Part One of the emerging compromise involves the spending cuts in the Boehner and Reid plans, which the Democratic officials note have some overlap and can be bridged relatively easy. Part Two involves the fact that both Boehner and Reid want to set up a special committee of Congress to come back with a second round of spending cuts -- and...
  • Obama digging up dirt on potential opponent Chris Christie

    05/23/2011 5:11:03 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 75 replies ^ | Last Updated: 5:40 AM, May 23, 2011 Posted: 2:05 AM, May 23, 2011 | JOSH MARGOLIN
    "'He is not running, and he is not cracking the door open even a little bit.' — Gov. Chris Christie’s spokesman Mike DuHaime" EXCLUSIVE President Obama's re-election campaign is trying to dig up dirt in the Garden State. Despite New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's repeated pronouncements that he will not seek the GOP presidential nomination, Obama operatives are compiling a dossier of what they call "opposition research" -- material that could be used to damage Christie if he changes his mind, The Post has learned. The Obama campaign is trying to keep its efforts from public view, concerned they...
  • D.C. hopes online bets will pay bills

    04/13/2011 5:47:20 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 5 replies ^ | April 13, 2011
    WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia is becoming the first US jurisdiction to allow Internet gambling, in a bid to bring in millions of dollars in new revenue. Permitting the online games was part of the 2011 budget, and a 30-day period for Congress to object expired last week, said Councilman Michael A. Brown, who authored the provision. The gambling would be operated by Intralot, a firm based in Greece, and would be available only to those making bets within the borders of the district. Officials were not sure when the gambling would begin. Though other states have contemplated legalizing...
  • Russia warns Iran near nuclear weapons potential (President Dmitry Medvedev)

    07/12/2010 3:00:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/10 | Stuart Williams
    MOSCOW (AFP) – Iran is close to having the potential to build a nuclear weapon, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday in the clearest indication yet of Russian alarm over Tehran's atomic drive. "Iran is nearing the possession of the potential which in principle could be used for the creation of a nuclear weapon," Medvedev said at a meeting with Russian diplomats quoted by Russian news agencies. Russia, traditionally a diplomatic and economic ally of the Islamic republic, in the past took a milder line against Tehran than Western powers but recently noticeably hardened its position. Iran has over the...
  • Doctors 4 Patientcare- video

    03/11/2010 1:12:53 PM PST · by dvan · 2 replies · 245+ views
    American Solutions ^ | 3/11/2010 | Doctors4Patientcare
    Doctors 4Patientcare explain the potential dangers to your healthcare system if this program is passed. Click on the Source URL for video.
  • New poll spells potential trouble for Democrats

    03/08/2010 2:54:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 174+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/8/10 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new poll on Monday found signs of trouble ahead for President Barack Obama and his Democrats on national security issues such as the handling of terrorism suspects. The poll was conducted jointly by Democratic Corps, a Democratic organization, and Third Way, a progressive non-profit organization. It was done mainly to gauge voters' views on Democrats' handling of national security. The poll also found weaknesses for the Democrats on other issues ahead of November elections, in which they hope to defend their strong majorities in Congress. The poll found 60 percent of Americans believe the United States...
  • Potential for criminal behavior evident at age 3

    11/16/2009 3:51:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 821+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/09 | Rachael Myers Lowe
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Children who don't show normal fear responses to loud, unpleasant sounds at the age of 3 may be more likely to commit crimes as adults, according to a new study. Yu Gao and colleagues in the United States and the United Kingdom compared results from a study of almost 1,800 children born in 1969 and 1970 on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius to criminal records of group members 20 years later. At age 3, the children were tested to gauge their level of "fear conditioning," or fear of consequences. The idea is that children...
  • Potential record breaking bass found dead (25-pounder)

    05/10/2008 12:37:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 212+ views
    The last time angler Mac Weakley saw Dottie, the 25-pound big bass that gained worldwide attention for its size, she was on the end of his hook. The legendary big bass, which was released after its 2006 capture, was found belly-up this week in Escondido's Dixon Lake. The Florida-strain largemouth bass had been dead about a day. Nicknamed Dottie for a distinctive birthmark spot below her jawline, the dead fish measured 29 1/2 inch long and weighed about 19-pounds. When Weakley caught Dottie two years earlier, she was bulging with eggs that significantly added to her weight. Weakly never officially...
  • The iPhone's Untapped Potential

    06/29/2007 11:19:51 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies · 1,109+ views
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 6/29/07 | Kate Greene
    Apple could do a lot more with all the sensors in the iPhone.Apple is known for its innovative gadget design, and with the release of the iPhone today, it continues to live up to its hype. But while people are fawning over features like the smart, multitouch screen and the advanced Web browser, there is important technology under the hood that will likely go underappreciated. The iPhone has tiny, powerful sensors--an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, and an infrared sensor--that are able to pick up cues from the environment and adjust the phone's functions accordingly. Apple has decided to use...
  • Watt a mess! Power lines hit homeowner with financial jolt(Stupidity alert)

    12/28/2006 5:17:17 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 126 replies · 3,682+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, December 28, 2006 | Jay Fitzgerald
    A North Attleboro man faces financial ruin because he built a new home so close to dangerous high-voltage transmission lines that fluorescent bulbs inside the house light up without even being plugged in. The electric currents running through the two-story home are considered so potentially harmful that the town’s fire department has strung “caution” tape around the house while an electrical inspector has refused to issue a final permit out of fear someone might get electrocuted. The home’s metallic door knobs and exterior shingles give off mild electric jolts when touched, while flowing currents are strong enough to light up...
  • State Responds To Potential Pandemic Should Bird Flu Wing Our Way (H5N1)

    08/30/2006 5:52:15 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 321+ views
    Arkansas Times ^ | 8-31-2006 | Leslie Newell Peacock
    State responds to potential pandemic should bird flu wing our way Leslie Newell Peacock Updated: 8/31/2006 A visit to the World Health Organization’s pandemic alert website on Aug. 14 found this news: Avian influenza — situation in Indonesia — update 26 The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has confirmed the country’s 57th case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The case is a 17-year-old male from a remote village in Garut district, West Java Province. He developed symptoms on 26 July and was referred to hospital on 9 August. At the hospital, medical staff suspected H5N1 infection...
  • Natural Selections: The Potential Pandemic You've Never Heard Of

    08/17/2006 8:49:06 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 953+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | September 2006 | Mary C Pearl
    Natural Selections: The Potential Pandemic You've Never Heard Of How the connections between pigs, bats, and people could threaten your health. By Mary C. Pearl DISCOVER Vol. 27 No. 09 | September 2006 | Medicine Budding particles of Nipah virus assemble near the surface of a cell. The mystery began when pigs on large farms in Malaysia began hacking so loudly that their owners called it a "one-mile cough." Nerve damage was also cropping up in some of the animals. No one knew why. Up to 5 percent of pigs in affected herds were dying, and the illness was spreading...
  • Potential invasive crab found in Md. - Chinese mitten crab

    08/04/2006 9:18:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 957+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/3/06 | AP
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A crab species from China has been discovered in the Patapsco River, state authorities said Friday, prompting fears about the potentially invasive species' presence in the Chesapeake Bay. The crab, a mature male Chinese mitten crab, was collected at the mouth of the Patapsco several weeks ago by a commercial waterman using fishing crab pots. The species, scientific name Eriocheir sinensis, is considered a potentially invasive species, the state Department of Natural Resources said Friday. "This is the first confirmed recorded case for the Chesapeake Bay," Lynn Fegley, a DNR fisheries biologist said in a statement. "Only...
  • Judge: Unseal William Jefferson (D-La.) raid paperwork (The rise and potential fall...)

    06/03/2006 9:28:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies · 1,094+ views
    NOLA ^ | 6/03/06
    Judge: Unseal Jefferson raid paperworkSaturday, June 03, 2006 From staff reports A federal appeals court judge has ruled that The Times-Picayune should have access to legal paperwork that led to the Aug. 3 raid by federal authorities on the New Orleans home of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, along with his car and the office of his campaign treasurer, Jack Swetland. The Justice Department has already released similar paperwork laying out its justification for the recent raid of Jefferson's congressional office as part of the same federal inquiry. **SNIP** A similar case is pending in a Maryland court regarding materials filed...
  • U.S. Forces Stop Potential IED Attacks in Afghanistan

    10/28/2005 4:32:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 344+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 28, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2005 – U.S. soldiers with 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, killed one enemy and detained two others who were to trying to plant roadside bombs today in the Waza Khwa district of Afghanistan's Paktika province, military officials reported. The soldiers were patrolling from a forward operating base toward the Terwa Afghan border police site when they came across four individuals. U.S. forces killed one of them when he tried to escape and captured two others. The fourth man escaped. The soldiers discovered two signal mirrors and blasting caps on the dead terrorist. They questioned the detained...
  • Why Is Washington Coddling Murderous Hamas?-(if they win coming elections, they'll be "legitimate!")

    05/04/2005 7:55:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 272+ views
    The Bush administration's push for quick democracy in the Middle East has an increasingly clear implication: if Islamist organizations such as Hamas are to be likely electoral winners, Western powers should stop classifying them as terrorists and instead come to terms with them. This conclusion follows from such efforts as those led by Alastair Crooke and his Conflicts Forum; the European Union's exploration of opening a dialogue with the Islamists; and an astonishing statement in which the White House spokesman referred to Hamas members as "business professionals." Before this whitewashing of Hamas proceeds too far ahead, it bears noting that...
  • Ugliness a potential health hazard, researcher says (micheal moores not long for this world )

    03/15/2005 7:27:20 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 108 replies · 2,652+ views ^ | 3 14 05 | ARCHIE MCLEAN
    If you were neglected as a child or if your parents paid more attention to your siblings, take heart. It might not be your fault. It might be because you're ugly. That's what Andrew Herrell's research at the University of Alberta suggests. Herrell, the director of the population research lab in the university's sociology department, studied parents' behaviour in grocery stores, where children often suffer minor injuries. He was trying to understand what factors contributed to those injuries. What he found would stun most fair-minded parents - ugly kids were neglected more often than attractive ones. "They'll deny it," said...
  • Cosby Takes Message to San Francisco

    12/10/2004 11:18:18 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 37 replies · 1,206+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Dec 10, 2004 | Limbacher
    Pulling no punches, famed comedian Bill Cosby continued his one-man crusade to improve the futures of young African-Americans, telling parents at a San Francisco school that they have to work to educate their children before they wind up teenage moms, jail inmates, drug dealers – or dead. Pointing to what the San Francisco Chronicle called "hundreds of giggling students in a schoolyard, most of them black, Cosby asked: "Do you see in that yard any drug dealers? Do you see any teenage pregnant girls? Take a look at them, and put the future on them. Without love, education and care,...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of'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!
  • Built to Thrill - Top 12 New Buildings in the World

    12/03/2004 12:52:33 AM PST · by Bandaneira · 10 replies · 845+ views
    Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel ^ | Late 2004 | Cathleen McGuigan
    Built to thrill The top 12 must-visit new buildings, built in the past five years By Cathleen McGuigan Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Updated: 6:24 p.m. ET Sept. 27, 2004 October issue, Budget Travel magazine - Ten years ago, the idea of cutting-edge architecture as a massive popular draw was ludicrous—it was the domain of private residences and the occasional corporate headquarters. Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao changed everything: Now great buildings are popping up everywhere. What’s even more remarkable, many are open to the public. We’ve picked the 12 best of the last five years. • Auditorium Parco della Musica (Rome,...
  • CA: GOP insiders see HP's CEO (Carly Fiorina) as potential candidate (Barf Alert!)

    09/05/2004 9:22:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,018+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 9/05/04 | Dean Takahashi and Therese Poletti
    When Carly Fiorina leaves Hewlett-Packard, she could have another career -- in politics. Local political observers say Fiorina, a Republican, would be a good candidate for either an elected or appointed office. ``I know she is a very attractive personality,'' said Duf Sundheim, the chairman of the California Republican Party. ``I know there are those who would love to see her run.'' Fiorina has kept any such plans close to the vest. When asked a year ago if she would consider a career in politics, she coyly answered that she ``never thinks about the next job'' so that she can...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, August 15-22, 2004: Tampa Bay

    08/16/2004 10:27:41 AM PDT · by cogitator · 1,265+ views
    NASA Earth Observatory ^ | August 13, 2004 | Landsat
    Link post; please post discussion and commentary on the thread below, not this one. This post provided as a service to interested FReepers. If you'd like to be on the Geology Picture of the Week ping list, just ask! Geology Picture of the Week, August 15-21, 2004: Tampa Bay
  • FBI, NYPD track potential troublemakers at GOP convention

    08/16/2004 9:00:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 382+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/16/04 | Tom Hays - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - Federal agents and city police are keeping tabs on people they say might try to cause trouble at the Republican National Convention, questioning activists, making unannounced visits and monitoring Web sites and meetings. The law enforcement effort has been going on quietly, overshadowed in public by talk of counterterrorism measures planned for the Aug. 30-Sept. 2 event. "We're not engaging in surveillance of groups or individuals without legal predication," said Jim Margolin, spokesman for the New York office of the FBI. Ann Roman, a spokeswoman for the Secret Service, said agents expect to respond to an...
  • CA: New (Workers' Comp) law causes delays, potential benefit losses for many workers

    07/25/2004 1:04:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,157+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/25/04 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Jesse Ceniceros was at the top of his profession as a mechanic for Lockheed when he was injured on the job and fell into California's workers' compensation maze. Now, out of work, hobbled by pain and in need of hip replacements, he may lose tens of thousands of dollars in benefits because of a key part of the sweeping changes in the 91-year-old system that were pushed through the Legislature earlier this year by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Other workers who suffer serious work-related injuries could face the same problem if courts decide the new law requires doctors...

    06/21/2004 4:31:10 PM PDT · by Quix · 430 replies · 3,963+ views
    USGS QUAKE EMAIL ^ | 21 JUN 2004 | Quix, USGS
    GREETINGS, FOLLOWING is a note re todays Alaskan quake. First a comment about this thread. SOME FREEPERS are fascinated with fringe areas of reality. Some of us even think the fringe areas of knowledge, research, anecdotal stories and the like will have very impactful effects on the WAR ON TERROR, WWIII, Biblical end time events etc. WE ALSO FIND FREEPERS FULL OF GREAT CREATIVITY OF THOUGHT, INSIGHT, WORK RELATED EXPERIENCES AND SKILLS ETC. useful in collecting diverse puzzle pieces and in analyzing them. This diversity is priceless and virtually unavailable on any other site. While we are seriously interested in...
  • Bird Flu's 'Huge Potential Risk'

    04/21/2004 4:26:31 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 227+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-21-2004 | Alex Kirby
    Bird flu's 'huge potential risk' By Alex Kirby BBC News Online environment correspondent The avian 'flu virus continues to evolve Bird flu could develop into a threat big enough to overturn world order if it evolves to transfer directly from person to person, a UK scientist says. Dr John McCauley, of the Institute for Animal Health, said the virus could be 20 times worse than the 1918 pandemic. That is estimated to have killed 40 million people, with later influenza outbreaks also killing millions more. Dr McCauley said there was a realistic chance of the current avian flu virus evolving...
  • CA: Democrat activists push surprise as potential Terminator stopper

    07/19/2003 10:55:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 295+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7/19/03 | Dion Nissenbaum
    <p>SACRAMENTO - In a state trying to come to terms with the extraordinary prospect of ousting its governor and replacing him with the Terminator, Bay Area activists are stirring things up even more by trying to recruit reformed conservative Arianna Huffington to enter the race as the progressive alternative.</p>
  • A potential bonanza (Internet sales tax)

    02/21/2003 7:27:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 212+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/21/03 | Ed Fletcher
    <p>Pre-ordering the new "Harry Potter" installment is a snap. Through bookseller Barnes & Noble, you can do it online, over the phone or in stores.</p> <p>Only in the store, however, will the bookseller ask you to pay the state sales tax.</p>
  • Could Davis be recalled? Potential scenarios are intriguing

    02/11/2003 9:46:54 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 228+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/11/03 | Dan Walters
    <p>Virtually every California governor has faced the verbal threat of a recall, uttered in anger by someone who didn't like something that the incumbent did, or did not do. And that's about as far as it's gone.</p> <p>Is the newly minted recall drive against Gray Davis to be taken any more seriously? Maybe. Those pushing the Davis recall have more political heft, and the media are treating it more credibly.</p>
  • Zimbabwe Farmers

    08/08/2002 6:45:12 PM PDT · by pttttt · 3 replies · 237+ views
    Sorry I don't have a transcript. The source URL is to today's show; the actual interview is at I'm generally mistrustful of NPR's highly liberal agenda. But this vividly portrays the abomination that's taking place in Zimbabwe. The farm wife interviewed demolishes the Mugabe humbug about righting injustices with one sentence (there's plenty of unsettled land in the country, they don't have to rip off the farmers). It's also a chilling revelation that these people aren't leaving the country at high speed, that they've bought a house about 50 clicks away and are even trying to move their farm...
  • Fund Raising by Potential Democratic Presidential Hopefuls

    04/21/2002 11:14:52 AM PDT · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 29 replies · 411+ views
    AP BREAKING NEWS ^ | Sunday, Apr 21, 2002
    Fund raising by potential 2004 Democratic presidential candidates for their political action committees and other candidates this year, and some of those who have received campaign contributions: SENATE MAJORITY LEADER TOM DASCHLE OF SOUTH DAKOTA: -PAC: Dedicated Americans for the House and Senate. Raised at least $138,447. Donations include at least $15,000 to Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, $5,000 each to Tennessee U.S. Senate candidate Bob Clement and Texas Democratic Party, $2,500 each to California House candidates Linda Sanchez and Dennis Cardoza, $1,000 to Iowa House candidate Leonard Boswell. NORTH CAROLINA SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: -PAC: New American Optimists. At least $658,750...