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  • Obama Slashes Mortgage Insurance Premiums For Subprime Borrowers With Just 10 Days Left In Office

    01/11/2017 3:17:33 PM PST · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10 January 2017 | Tyler Durden
    What do you do when a quick rise in mortgage rates suddenly threatens to tame home buying demand from subprime borrowers who, despite the lessons from the past, are still purchasing homes, en masse, with only 3.5% down payments and just enough monthly cash flow to cover mortgage payments? Well, if you're the Obama administration then you simply socialize the problem and force those higher mortgage costs on taxpayers. Anything less would just be a hateful attempt to deny minority and low-income citizens their "right" to home ownership. And while the Obama administration isn't directly passing out tax dollars to...
  • Mathematicians Discover Prime Conspiracy

    03/14/2016 5:28:27 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 13 Mar, 2016 | Erica Klarreich
    A previously unnoticed property of prime numbers seems to violate a longstanding assumption about how they behave. o mathematicians have uncovered a simple, previously unnoticed property of prime numbers — those numbers that are divisible only by 1 and themselves. Prime numbers, it seems, have decided preferences about the final digits of the primes that immediately follow them. Among the first billion prime numbers, for instance, a prime ending in 9 is almost 65 percent more likely to be followed by a prime ending in 1 than another prime ending in 9. In a paper posted online today, Kannan Soundararajan...
  • The 22 million digit number and the amazing maths behind primes

    02/23/2016 3:09:27 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 45 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 1/21/16 | Steve Humble
    The 22 million digit number and the amazing maths behind primes January 21, 2016 by Steve Humble, The Conversation Primes: here be magic. Credit: Shutterstock It is a quite extraordinary figure. Dr Curtis Cooper from the University of Central Missouri has found the largest-known prime number - written (274207281)-1. It is around 22m digits long and, if printed in full, would take you days to read. Its discovery comes thanks to a collaborative project of volunteers who use freely available software called GIMPS (Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search) to search for primes. A number which can only be divided by...
  • Largest known prime number in the world discovered by GIMPS in Missouri

    01/20/2016 11:21:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    The Verge ^ | January 20, 2016 | James Vincent
    The largest prime number in the world has been discovered in Missouri by the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search project, better known as GIMPS. The record breaking number — which, like all primes, can only be divided by itself and one — is a staggering 22 million digits in length. That's 5 million digits longer than the previous record-holder, which was also discovered by GIMPS back in January 2013. If you really want to know, the new biggest Prime in the world starts with a "3" and ends with a "1."
  • 55 Gallons of Lube? Customers Complain That Amazon #PrimeDay Sales Are Terrible

    07/16/2015 5:33:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 15, 2015 | Staff
    Amazon's #PrimeDay launched on Wednesday as the company bragged the sales would be even better than Black Friday's. However, Amazon users were not impressed with the sales the e-commerce site offered, and many users took to Twitter to express their displeasure. #PrimeDayFail and #PrimeDay both trended as the complaints poured in. "Either I'm missing something or the @amazon prime sale is a joke. Everything I want is full price. #PrimeDayFail," said one user. "This #PrimeDay sucks ... its like a digital garage sale," said another.
  • Amazon Prime, now with free, same-day deliveries

    05/28/2015 12:40:16 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    CNET ^ | 05/28/15 | Ben Fox Rubin
    The e-commerce company announces free, same-day shipping on over 1 million items in 14 metro areas across the US. Over 1 million items will be available for free, same-day shipments -- a fraction of the 20 million available in the US for two-day deliveries. Orders must total more than $35 to qualify. The purchase must also be made before noon, or it will arrive the next day. The service will initially be available in 14 metro areas across the US.
  • In Mysterious Pattern, Math and Nature Converge

    02/27/2015 11:49:40 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 2/5/15 | Natalie Wolchover
    In Mysterious Pattern, Math and Nature Converge Marco de LeijaIn Cuernavaca, Mexico, a “spy” network makes the decentralized bus system more efficient. As a consequence, the departure times of buses exhibit a ubiquitous pattern known as “universality.”  By: Natalie WolchoverFebruary 5, 2013 Comments (1) print In 1999, while sitting at a bus stop in Cuernavaca, Mexico, a Czech physicist named Petr Šeba noticed young men handing slips of paper to the bus drivers in exchange for cash. It wasn’t organized crime, he learned, but another shadow trade: Each driver paid a “spy” to record when the bus ahead of his...
  • Greek Prime Minister: No Change in Relations with Israel

    02/07/2015 7:18:37 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 4 replies
    Israelnationalnews.com (Arutz Sheva) ^ | 2/6/2015, 11:15 PM | Elad Benari
    Greece’s new Prime Minister reportedly assures the Israeli ambassador that Greek-Israeli relations will not change following his election. Greece’s new Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, has assured the Israeli ambassador to Athens that Greek-Israeli relations will not change following his election, Kol Yisrael radio reported on Friday. According to the report, Tsipras met this week with the Ambassador, Irit Ben-Abba, and made clear to her that his government is determined to combat anti-Semitism in Greece and that it will continue to prosecute the leaders of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. The meeting comes amid concerns among Greek Jews that the election...
  • Hillary’s $100 Million Hollywood Makeover (CBS's "Madam Secretary")

    09/22/2014 11:03:18 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 78 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | September 22, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia described the reforms which resulted in the Prague Spring as “socialism with a human face.” The New York Times calls Madam Secretary, CBS’s extremely expensive prime time contribution to the Hillary campaign, “Hillary with a human face.” A network series can cost between $3 and $4 million an episode. Assuming that Madam Secretary runs even one season, instead of being canceled ignominiously like Commander in Chief, the 2005 attempt at giving Hillary a human face, it will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million. That’s double the $46 million that...
  • Prime Minister’s Office evacuated after suspicious package found

    10/16/2013 11:10:31 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 5 replies
    National Post ^ | October 16, 2013
    The Langevin Block, the building across from Parliament Hill that houses the Prime Minister’s Office, was evacuated Wednesday morning amid reports of a suspicious person and package in the area. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was not in the building. Police also closed Wellington Street, the street in front of the Parliament Buildings, for two blocks, and taped off roads in the area. RCMP officers were questioning a man who was put into a police cruiser. A joint RCMP-Ottawa police team that deals with potentially hazardous materials was called to the scene. The Conservative government’s throne speech was to be delivered...
  • Malaysian Prime Minister to non Muslims: Stop resisting Islam

    07/28/2011 10:14:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/28/11 | The Anti-Jihadist
    Malaysia's mainstream media, being entirely government owned, often encodes 'sensitive' matters like 'race' and 'racism' (in actuality religious apartheid and Islamic supremacism) in a curious kind of double-talk, language that seeks to obfuscate reality rather than clarify it. Doublespeak usually characterizes governments which actively discourage critical thought and an informed citizenry. Malaysia and its government are no different. Today's government broadsheet, as usual, prominently figures Prime Minister Najib's latest broadside. Najib's words is full of typically Malaysian double-talk. In the interests of clarification and the truth, it's time to translate Najib's words and see what he really means. From "PM:...
  • Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister calls for bombing of Israel

    03/21/2011 3:38:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/21/11 | Ed Lasky
    Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister has called for the bombing Of Israel. Michael Rubin reports at Commentary Contentions After assuring both Libyans and Turks that Turkey was not involved in airstrikes on Libya, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, of Turkey, said, "We wish that the United Nations had made such resolutions and countries had taken action in the face of incidents in Gaza, Palestine and the other regions This is exactly the problem I thought might arise from President Obama's endorsement of the trendy principle of "Responsibility to Protect". In yesterday's blog, "The Rise of Samantha Power and the risks for...
  • Japan names outspoken populist Naoto Kan as new PM

    06/04/2010 5:38:37 AM PDT · by paudio · 3 replies · 550+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 6/4/10 | TOMOKO A. HOSAKA
    Japan's parliament elected outspoken populist Naoto Kan as prime minister Friday, handing the political veteran the immediate task of rallying his party and reclaiming its mandate for change before elections next month. Kan succeeds Yukio Hatoyama, who stepped down Wednesday after squandering the public's high hopes with broken campaign promises, including moving a U.S. Marine base off Okinawa island, and financial scandals.
  • (Japanese PM) Hatoyama announces resignation (because of USMC Okinawa base agreement)

    06/02/2010 2:03:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies · 404+ views
    UPI Asia ^ | 6/1/2010
    TOKYO, June 1 (UPI) -- Embattled Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama announced his decision to step down Wednesday after only eight months in office. The leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, which he helped come to power last September after the August elections, announced his decision at a general assembly of party lawmakers, Kyodo News reported. The prime minister's ruling coalition has seen its public approval ratings plunge in recent months. Things came to a head after the Social Democratic Party, a coalition partner, decided to leave over the government's accord allowing the U.S. Marine base's air station to...
  • Japanese Prime Minister may resign 'within 48 hours'

    06/01/2010 6:11:59 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies · 316+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/1/2010
    Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama may step down within the next 48 hours amid growing public and political resentment at his handling of the relocation of a US Marines Corps base in Okinawa. Japanese Prime MInister Yukio Hatoyama Mr Hatoyama is scheduled to have showdown talks with Ichiro Ozawa, the secretary general of the Democratic Party of Japan, on Tuesday evening. Mr Ozawa is widely considered to be the party's kingmaker and the meeting may well determine the prime minister's political fate. Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Hatoyama said he was willing to stay on as prime minister, despite growing criticism...
  • Report: Japan's prime minister to resign-Marine base in Okinawa, falling poll numbers to blame...

    06/01/2010 6:15:54 PM PDT · by John W · 49 replies · 2,139+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 1, 2010 | MSNBC
    TOKYO - Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama has said he intends to resign, a media report said Wednesday. Public broadcaster NHK said that Hatoyama told his party executives he intended to step down over his broken campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine base off the southern island of Okinawa.
  • 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...
  • France Calls For New Iraq Prime Minister

    08/26/2007 5:49:57 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 504+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-27-2007 | Peter Allen
    France calls for new Iraq prime minister By Peter Allen in Paris Last Updated: 1:16am BST 27/08/2007 France's foreign minister risked fracturing his country's new relationship with America yesterday, by calling for Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, to be replaced. Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister In an interview published in the American magazine Newsweek, Bernard Kouchner, who visited Baghdad last week, said: "I just had (Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State) on the phone 10 or 15 minutes ago, and I told her, 'Listen, he's got to be replaced'. "Many people believe the prime minister ought to...
  • TV-Review Miss USA 2007 and the Movie "Prime"

    03/26/2007 4:39:01 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 10 replies · 736+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 3/26/07 | Pat Fish
    What with last year's Miss USA, Tara Reid, and all the hoopla around that winner's almost demise, I just had to tune in for this year's Miss USA pageant. I must say that Trump has overhauled the matronly concept of a beauty pageant without going into sleaze. It's hip, happening, and we've got lots of pics you'll see nowhere else on the Internet. Also, a review of the movie "PRIME" starring Meryl Streep. It's got a clever and laughable plot yet Streep brings an element of fine acting to this tale of a Psychologist whose patient is having an affair...
  • Extreme-Right Party Gains Shock Prime Minister (Belgium)

    10/08/2006 6:36:53 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 1,135+ views
    Extreme-right party gains shock prime minister Associated Press in Brussels Monday October 9, 2006 The Guardian (UK) The Belgian prime minister, Guy Verhofstadt, said he had work to do to lure voters back to his national coalition after local elections produced large gains for the extreme-right party Flemish Interest and dealt a blow to his re-election prospects next year. Mr Verhofstadt's Liberal Democrats lost votes mostly at the expense of Flemish Interest and the Christian Democrats. The extreme-right party, which ran on an anti-immigrant platform, has been kept in opposition in Antwerp by an unlikely rainbow coalition whose only common...