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  • Education: If You CAN'T Read This, Thank A Public School

    05/29/2015 3:58:26 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice
    Right side news ^ | April 26, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Private school kids can read. Classical academy kids can read. Montessori school kids can read. Homeschooled kids can read. Spot the pattern? It’s only kids in public schools who can’t read. Why is that? You would think our education professors would figure out what the schools are doing wrong. In fact, they have not figured out very much in the last 80 years. Our professors seem mainly concerned with perpetuating the wrong ways to teach reading. And so the crisis continues. Truth is, reading is easy to teach and easy to learn. All the phonics experts agree: reading is no...
  • Forgotten WW2 soldier, lost more than 70 years, is finally honored

    05/26/2015 6:16:30 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 2 replies
    http://hotair.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s difficult to describe anything as a “feel good story” on a day when we are commemorating the Honored Dead, but I suppose this story comes as close as any. CBS News is providing the details of a tale which took place long ago in a small village a bit to the north of where I live, in Gowanda, New York. They have a war memorial in their town just like so many other places around the country. But for the lifetime of most of the current residents, one name has been missing. Carroll Heath was a young boy born...
  • The Pilgrims Formula To Save America!, Kirk Cameron in Monumental

    05/23/2015 8:11:31 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 13 replies
    The Pilgrims Formula To Save America! Kirk Cameron in Monumental ( 15:19 ) Published on Sep 30, 2012 If we go back to the formula the Pilgrims laid out for a successful America, we can still save America.
  • Sunday Leaders Theodore Daylrmple (video 28 min)

    05/18/2015 6:08:40 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 4 replies
    youtube. ^ | May 16, 2015 | Ginni Thomas
    First time I've seen him interviewed, ....discussing destructive cultural trends...... he imagines that Hilary Clinton's life has no meaning even to herself if she isn't running for office....
  • Heads or Tails: The Problem of Evolving Animal Body Plans

    05/18/2015 6:16:43 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 7 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | May 15, 2015 | Ann Gauger
    Heads or Tails: The Problem of Evolving Animal Body Plans Ann Gauger May 15, 2015 3:17 AM | Permalink Nearly all the animals we know have bilateral symmetry at some stage of their lives, meaning they have right and left halves that are mirror images of each other. These animals also have a head and a tail, a top and a bottom to them. The technical terms are anterior/posterior (A/P) and dorsal/ventral (D/V) axes (plural for axis, not the wood-chopping instrument). The exceptions are things like sponges, jellyfish, sea anemones, and small creatures like the Volvox I wrote about last...
  • In a Cop Culture, the Bill of Rights Doesn’t Amount to Much

    05/17/2015 7:25:09 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 49 replies
    http://www.thedailybell.com/ ^ | May 06, 2015 | John Whitehead
    Police officers are more likely to be struck by lightning than be held financially accountable for their actions.—Law professor Joanna C. Schwartz (paraphrased) “In a democratic society,” observed Oakland police chief Sean Whent, “people have a say in how they are policed.” Unfortunately, if you can be kicked, punched, tasered, shot, intimidated, harassed, stripped, searched, brutalized, terrorized, wrongfully arrested, and even killed by a police officer, and that officer is never held accountable for violating your rights and his oath of office to serve and protect, never forced to make amends, never told that what he did was wrong, and...
  • Clinton Cash Scandal.May As Well Free Bob McDonnell.

    05/15/2015 4:54:04 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 3 replies
    And who hasn't brought this up? To think that what Bob McDonnell did is miniscule compared to what Liberals have been doing for years. Hopefully congress will take this matter up soon and take a vote to pardon Bob McDonnell. And they can use this matter to twist Obama's arm when it comes to giving him what he wants passed. It's like that classic scene from the Godfather. Obama! either you sign this deal or we will close every KFC within 50 miles of DC!
  • If You Support A Law That Is Based On Racism, Are You A Racist?

    05/15/2015 9:17:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com ^ | 5/13/2015 | John Richardson
    The headline to this post is meant to be provocative. In the last couple of days, I have received numerous emails from gun prohibitionists groups and have seen Everyday Moms for Illegal Mayors launch a media campaign all of which is intended to keep in place North Carolina's pistol purchase permit system. § 14-402 and § 14-403 of the North Carolina General Statutes were originally passed in 1919 and gave the Clerk of the Superior Court (later given to the Sheriff) of each North Carolina county the power to determine just who of their county's residents would be eligible to...
  • Prepper Fest & Survival Expo - HELP! (Unabashed Vanity)

    05/13/2015 1:01:51 PM PDT · by dware · 83 replies
    Self ^ | 05.13.2015 | dware
    I am organizing the first annual "Prepper Fest & Survival Expo" in Grand Junction (Western Colorado), July 25th and am in need of some assistance. Specifically, I am seeking presenters who can present on a variety of Prepping, Homesteading, Sustainable Living, and general Survival topics. The presentations will be done in a classroom setting @ the venue, complete with A/V setup and PC/Projector. We will have the equipment necessary to do remote presentations, so this is not necessarily limited to those available to be @ the show. Each presentation should last approximately 45 minutes, and include an additional 15 minute...
  • Record Antarctic ice: Mawson base might have to relocate

    05/12/2015 6:27:32 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 6 replies
    WUWT ^ | 5/12/15 | Eric Worrall
    The record busting growth of Antarctic ice is threatening the viability of Australia’s Mawson Antarctic research station. According to The Australian; Satellite observations show a new daily record being set for ­Antarctic sea ice every day for the past two weeks. Annual records have also been broken every year for the past three years. Rob Wooding, general manager of the Australian Antarctic Division’s Operations Branch, said expanding sea ice was now causing serious problems. Last year, fuel supplies were flown to Australia’s Mawson base by helicopter because the harbour had failed to clear. Dr Wooding said the situation was “unsustainable”.
  • VIDEO: Point-By-Point Rebuttal To Obama's ABSURD "Poverty Summit" Remarks

    05/12/2015 5:10:42 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 23 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 05/12/2015 | Steven Crowder
    I watched the summit today with my mouth agape. This couldn’t be the America in which I was raised, could it? There’s just no way. Obama referred to successful people as "society's lottery winners"... for real. This point-by-point rebuttal had to happen. It had to happen.
  • Exactly a Yard - Objectivity #19 (VIDEO)

    05/12/2015 7:25:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 5-12-2015 | Objectivity
    Brady and Keith look at some of The Royal Society's collection of standard weights and measures - including a particularly special one that even Keith had never unpacked before!
  • BREAKING: Famous American Muslim Claims “Pam Geller Is Worse Than ISIS” On Air!

    05/11/2015 6:05:41 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 49 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 05/11/2015 | Steven Crowder
    As a commentary guy, I'm rarely in the business of breaking news. But seeing as my show is out of Detroit, and I've done a lot of work in Dearborn... I managed to catch something that everyone else has missed. Please watch the video and support the site, but I've included a block-quote below. “She is a hatemonger. She is drawing incitement and violence.” … “Let me talk a little bit about ISIS. ISIS is a hate group exactly like Pamela Geller. She is drawing killers, she makes killers, she is inviting killers to come in.” … “She is worse...
  • SASSY Carly Fiorina Has A Unique Way Of Dealing With Chuck Todd

    05/10/2015 1:41:27 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/10/15 | BETSY ROTHSTEIN
    SASSY Carly Fiorina Has a Unique Way of Dealing with Chuck Todd. The link takes you to the DC home page where the piece is proceeded by the super title "SASSY" while the article itself doesn't include that reference. I just find it interesting choice of words. Sassy? Has Ted Cruz been Sassy? I bet bitchy and hysterical will be used too at some point. I know it was meant lovingly but others might not see that way.
  • THE HISTORY OF MOTHERS DAY, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

    05/09/2015 7:58:35 PM PDT · by Chauncey Uppercrust · 6 replies
    Movie A Man Called Peter | 5/9/2015 | Chauncey Uppercrust
    History of Mother's Day -- A Mother's Day Gift to You The following transcript is from the 1955 movie A Man Called Peter (1955 Henry Koster Film). The movie was adapted from a book by Catherine Marshall by the same name. Catherine was the wife of the late great preacher, Dr. Peter Marshall. The transcript below is directly from the movie. Catherine (prior to her marriage to Peter Marshall) was a college student. She and several other college students (one man and three women) were asked to accompany Dr. Peter Marshall to speak at a college event about their Christian...
  • Poll:What Will Be The 2015 October Surprise?,Will It Be Another Hillary Clinton Predicament?

    05/09/2015 7:25:00 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 39 replies
    And October is only five months away!, So just for fun, anyone want to make predictions for the 2015 October Surprise? What event or scandal will take down the Clinton's ever further? The one conservatives would love to see would be her polling in serious trouble throughout all of the swing states. If there is a God, we will be seeing Hillary never polling more than 40 Per-Cent in any of the crucial purple states, while Ted Cruz maintains his 10 to 15 per-cent lead over Hillary. But what else could topple Hillary this October?
  • Yelling Fire in a Crowded Theater Metaphor vs Texas Cartoon

    05/09/2015 10:28:39 AM PDT · by SERKIT · 34 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 2, 2012 | Trevor Timm
    Oliver Wendell Holmes made the analogy during a controversial Supreme Court case that was overturned more than 40 years ago. Ninety-three years ago, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote what is perhaps the most well-known -- yet misquoted and misused -- phrase in Supreme Court history: "The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic." Without fail, whenever a free speech controversy hits, someone will cite this phrase as proof of limits on the First Amendment. And whatever that controversy may be, "the law"--as some have curiously...
  • Vanity. How do I find old newspaper articles on the net?

    05/03/2015 2:35:04 PM PDT · by saminfl · 37 replies
    self | 05/03/2015 | self
    There was a time when libraries had microfilm of old newspapers. I cannot find anything like that today. I am specifically looking for articles published in 1983 and 1984 by the Los Angeles Times.
  • The Neoconservatives: Tyranny's Fifth Column

    04/30/2015 6:46:34 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 92 replies
    http://www.thedailybell.com/ ^ | April 30, 2015 | Nelson Hultberg
    The term "Fifth Column" came into popular use in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s and thereafter as socialism and fascism were sweeping into conflict to take over the nations of the West. It means a group of guerrillas, activists, intellectuals, etc. who work to undermine a nation (or some larger organization) from within. Its activities can be out in the open, or they can be secret. Today in America, the neoconservative political movement represents a "Fifth Column" for the forces of collectivism. Its intellectuals and activists promote themselves as conservatives who oppose the liberals, but their political philosophy has...
  • What the Bible says about Left and Right

    04/29/2015 5:34:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    04/28/2015 | self
    FUN THINGS TO NOTE FROM THE BIBLE: Remember what Jesus said: 'He will put His sheep on His right and the goats on His left.' (Matthew 25:33). Jesus also told Peter that if he wanted to catch fish do it from the right side of the boat. They did and filled the boat with fish. John 21:6 (NIV) ... He said, "Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some." When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish." Origin of Left & Right... I...
  • Once Again,Juan Williams Being Rude To Other Four Hosts On The Five.He Just Keeps Interrupting Them.

    04/28/2015 2:49:19 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 26 replies
    For those of you watching "The Five" as we speak, you can't help but observe how Juan just wont shut up and talking over each host as they take their turns making their arguments over the Baltimore Riots. From the very start of tonights edition, it seem like Juan just wouldn't shut up. As soon as a host makes his/hers rebuttal, 3/4/5 seconds later Juan tries to form an opinion or cut them off. And no one else on the panel does this. It's a mystery why FOX News wont take him off the show. Now we are really missing...
  • The entire history of the world, in 1 chart

    04/28/2015 11:49:43 AM PDT · by iowamark · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 27 | Ana Swanson
    The 5-foot-long chart below has an ambitious goal: To record 4,000 years of history in a single graphic. Drawn by John B. Sparks of Rand McNally and Company in 1931, the chart traces world history from the Egyptian Empire through the Assyrians, Persians, Romans and Huns through the early 20th Century. It’s clearly a Eurocentric and dated view of the world’s history: The colors represent different racial groupings, as they were perceived in the 1930s – “Mediterranean People,” “Alpine People,” and “Mongolian People.” The width ostensibly shows the rise and fall of these groupings, though that metric seems far from...
  • Raytheon 2015 Ships and Submarines of the US Navy

    04/27/2015 4:04:03 AM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    Raytheon ^ | 2015
    Just ran across this nice poster: http://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/rtnwcm/groups/ids/documents/content/rtn_242005.pdf
  • VIDEO: Larry King Slips Up in Interview... Reveals SERIOUS Media Malpractice

    04/25/2015 1:11:21 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 31 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 04/25/2015 | Steven Crowder
    There's nothing that I could write which isn't better explained by Larry's own words in the video. But everybody, and I mean everybody, should be talking about this interview with Larry King. It is the most revealing slip-up into the mindset of liberal journalists, and the perversion of media that I've ever seen. And he doesn't even realize it...
  • Polls Giving Hillary A Lead Over Anyone?,They Can't Be Serious.What States Were They Surveying?

    04/24/2015 6:41:54 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 26 replies
    So what is with these polls saying that Hillary is ahead of any of the leading GOP candidates? Who are they polling? People living near the beaches of Los Angeles who have never had a job? At this point, pollsters should just take polls in the six or seven purple states that the GOP needs to flip. That leaves about 51 states that don't matter at this point!
  • VIDEO: How the Liberal Media Lied About UofM/American Sniper Controversy...

    04/21/2015 5:43:09 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 11 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 04/21/2015 | Steven Crowder
    See, the liberal media had to fabricate one entirely, and the Conservative media was quick to jump on it and blow it our of proportion. So what really happened at University of Michigan with those Muslim protesters? Just how “unsafe” was the campus really? No sensationalism, just the real story we found out...
  • Hillary and the Black Panthers: The Real Story

    04/18/2015 5:29:44 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 6 replies
    LegalEd ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003 | Richard Poe
    I can't take it anymore. If one more person sends me that e-mail about Hillary and the Black Panthers, I'll have to be dragged away screaming in a straitjacket. You know the e-mail I'm talking about. It accuses Hillary of helping the Black Panthers get away with torture and murder during the early 1970s. With the 2004 presidential race drawing near, the spam mills are creaking to life, flooding the Internet once more with this agitprop classic. Unfortunately, the e-mail mingles good information with bad, sowing more confusion than enlightenment. Some versions, for instance, carry the byline of radio talk...
  • Creating a living and breathing Constitution

    04/18/2015 10:32:41 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 20 replies
    The United States does not have a living and breathing constitution. So then, how do we build it into one? Earlier today, I posted the full text of Louis Brandeis' address "The Living Law", which is quite an interesting work. On the one hand, Brandeis does accurately capture public feeling regarding mistreatment by their employers. On the other hand, Brandeis' uses this address to stand back, marvel at his own work, and act like an innocent bystander. The big key in the address is the court case "Muller v. Oregon", to which Brandeis had a hand in. He doesn't mention...
  • Federal crime statistics are a rebuttal to the race-grievance industry lies.

    04/17/2015 9:20:29 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 13 replies
    variouis federal government agencies | April 17, 2015 | WilliamofCarmichael
    The U.S. Department of Justice administers two statistical programs to measure the magnitude, nature, and impact of crime in the nation: the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program and the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) -- FBIThe federal crime statistics in a table below are a rebuttal to the race-grievance industry, Obama-Holder demagogues, and MSM employees lies that crime is almost entirely white police, white neighborhood watch, and whites in general violence against Black Americans. The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program and the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) have long made it publicly known -- if only the lies weren't so...
  • No Matter Who Wins the White House, the New Boss Will Be the Same as the Old Boss

    "What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It's not good at much else." –Author Tom Clancy The American people remain eager to be persuaded that a new president in the White House can solve the problems that plague us. Yet no matter who wins this next presidential election, you can rest assured that the new boss will be the same as the old boss, and we—the permanent underclass in America—will continue to be forced to march in lockstep with the police state in all matters, public and private. Indeed, as I point...
  • The Courage of America’s Founding Fathers

    04/15/2015 7:32:01 AM PDT · by dware · 5 replies
    Family Life ^ | 2014 | Scott Williams
    When you think of the Fourth of July, what words come to mind? Holiday? Grilling? Fireworks? But 238 years ago, it was a different three words. Conviction. Courage. Sacrifice. On July 4, 1776, 56 men met in Philadelphia to pass a resolution declaring their independence from England. It was anything but a picnic. What they did that day at Independence Hall would cost them greatly in the years to come. But it paved the way for a radical new way of thinking about government that would change the course of human history. It’s not that the signers of the Declaration...
  • VIDEO: Hillary's New Campaign Manager Hilariously Explains Their 'Strategy"

    04/13/2015 4:54:53 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 31 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 04/13/2015 | Steven Crowder
    There isn’t a whole lot that I can say about Hillary’s new campaign that her manager doesn’t better explain in the video there. Wow. You'll be glad you watched it.
  • Jeb Bush Needs An Exploratory Committee.For What?,Is He Finally Having Second Thoughts?

    04/13/2015 4:37:01 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 29 replies
    Maybe Jeb is finally reading the tea leaves? Been watching FOX and reading message boards? What does he need an exploratory committee at this point of the race as Cruz, Paul, and Rubio are already the first three horses in the Preakness? Maybe Jebby is finally at that point where he is as afraid to run as much as Hillary is afraid to make speeches in front of a "Live Audience"?
  • Five Ways to Cut to the Heart of Non-Christian Ideas

    04/13/2015 9:52:23 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 3 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | April 10, 2015 | Richard Weikart
    While I was reading Nancy Pearcey’s new book, Finding Truth, a professor at the state university where I teach circulated a news item about a politician seeking to alter the university’s goals. Instead of facilitating “the search for truth,” the university under this plan would commit itself to meeting “the state’s work-force needs.” I remarked to this professor and other colleagues that many academics had already eliminated “the search for truth.” In the ensuing e-mail conversation, several professors rejected the idea that there is any universal truth, and one professor even described the whole concept of a “search for truth”...
  • VIDEO: Meet The Girl/Patriot Who Saved "American Sniper" At UofM!

    04/10/2015 3:00:22 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 48 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 04/10/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Political correctness is a disease. It’s a cancerous growth on the posterior of America that continues to grow. One of the prime examples of that is this week’s controversy surrounding the University of Michigan, and it’s screening of American Sniper. Long story short, American Sniper was going to be shown on campus, some Muslims at UofM complained, got a petition going and got the screening canceled. They claimed that the film was “racist” and that it would make students feel “unsafe”. Jeez. Then one girl, one brave girl, named Rachel Jankowski, got a counter-petition going to get the screening back...
  • Window advice needed (NOT Microsoft)

    04/07/2015 6:08:45 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 42 replies
    me ^ | 4/7/2015 | me
    I need to replace several windows in my house to get it ready to sell. I have had a few estimates made and frankly, I cannot afford to have them professionally done. Even if I could, I wouldn't recoup half of what i would spend. Therefore, I am endeavoring to man up and buy the windows and install them myself. I have seen a few Youtube videos (I know, I know) on replacing aluminum windows, but in two rooms I have these double hung, side by side windows. I guess what I really need is some advice on how to...
  • WATCH: Hitler Reacts To Being Denied Gay Wedding Cake!

    04/06/2015 5:13:17 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 23 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 04/06/2015 | Steven Crowder
    So I hate comparisons to Nazis as much as the next guy. Especially Hitler. But this recent deal with bakeries, pizzerias and religious freedom has created a line in the sand. Do you stand with fascism, political correctness, and big government, or do you stand with freedom? It’s just that simple. This video reflects that. Here’s Hitler reacting to a business denying him gay wedding cakes. Trust me, just watch it.
  • What Could Be More Appropriate on Easter? Jerry Coyne Challenges Francis Collins on Metaphysics

    04/06/2015 8:11:24 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 4 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | April 5, 2015 | Michael Egnor
    What Could Be More Appropriate on Easter? Jerry Coyne Challenges Francis Collins on Metaphysics Michael Egnor April 5, 2015 3:15 AM | Permalink National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins, who is a devout Christian, did an interview recently with National Geographic about his faith and his science. Predictably, Jerry Coyne, an atheist biologist from the University of Chicago, took exception to some of Collins's answers about the compatibility of faith in God and science. Collins: [Question asked of Collins] Are science and religion compatible?I am privileged to be somebody who tries to understand nature using the tools of science....
  • [Official] Rolling Stone Retracts Article on Rape at University of Virginia

    04/05/2015 5:33:34 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 5, 2015 | RAVI SOMAIYA
    "Rolling Stone’s fundamental mistake, Mr. Dana said, was in suspending any skepticism about Jackie’s account because of the sensitivity of the issue." ... “We didn’t think through all the implications of the decisions that we made while reporting the story, and we never sort of allowed for the fact that maybe the story we were being told was not true,” ...
  • A List of GEO SOROS funded affiliates 2015

    04/01/2015 10:33:11 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 9 replies
    Key Wiki ^ | today | thesligoduffyflynns
    I thought it might be interesting to post this thread regarding Geo Soros and who he is funding currently
  • Report From Valhalla on The War of Fourteen Centuries

    04/01/2015 9:37:26 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 13 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | today | thesligoduffyflynns
    A STUNNING piece of writing that has been overlooked published on Feb 14 2015- Breitbart & National Security. A bit long but very well worth the read.
  • Martin O'Malley & Sade Baderinwa

    04/01/2015 8:20:04 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 21 replies
    Free Republic ^ | today | sligoduffyflynns
    Ted Cruz will nail this guy to the proverbial progressive wall if it comes down to this. GO TED !!
  • New instrument dates old skeleton—'Little Foot' 3.67 million years old

    04/01/2015 1:25:58 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 04-01-2015 | Provided by Purdue University
    A skeleton named Little Foot is among the oldest hominid skeletons ever dated at 3.67 million years old, according to an advanced dating method. Little Foot is a rare, nearly complete skeleton of Australopithecus first discovered 21 years ago in a cave at Sterkfontein, in central South Africa. The new date places Little Foot as an older relative of Lucy, a famous Australopithecus skeleton dated at 3.2 million years old that was found in Ethiopia. It is thought that Australopithecus is an evolutionary ancestor to humans that lived between 2 million and 4 million years ago. Stone tools found at...
  • Epitaph for a Senator

    03/30/2015 4:10:10 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 2 replies
    Sen. Flake Az. | 3/30/15 | Sen. Flake
    Thank you for contacting me about the letter sent by Republican Senators to the leadership in Iran regarding a nuclear agreement. As you know, on March 9, 2015, 47 Republican Senators sent a letter to the leaders of Iran addressing a prospective agreement on Iran's nuclear program. In the letter, the cosigners advised that Congress could revoke any agreement reached with Iran. I did not sign this letter. While I believe that Congress should have a say on any agreement – after all, Congress will need to repeal the sanctions from which Iran seeks relief as part of an agreement...
  • When Jerusalem Met Gallipoli 100 Years Ago; When Turks Met Jews on the Battlefield

    03/29/2015 3:42:59 AM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    Israel Picture a Day ^ | March 29, 2015 | Our Mission
    WW100: When Jerusalem Met Gallipoli 100 Years Ago; When Turks Met Jews on the Battlefield Ottoman Imperial Archives Image image/mapWorld War I began in Europe in the summer of 1914 with major battles between the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary versus the Triple Alliance of the United Kingdom, France and Russia. The Ottoman Empire (Turkey) joined with the Central Powers and attacked the British at the Suez Canal in January 1915. In an attempt to put pressure on Germany and Turkey, Britain sent warships to the Dardanelle Straits in April 1915, planning sail up the narrow, 60-mile-long waterway...
  • OBAMA SURROUNDS HIMSELF WITH THE MOST EXTREME APPOINTEES IN AMERICAN HISTORY - Obama's Czars

    03/27/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Undated | Steve Baldwin
    Much has been written about Obama’s controversial appointments, not only to the federal bench, but to key cabinet positions, as well as to the unaccountable (and probably unconstitutional) “Czar” positions. Much of the criticism has dwelled on the Obama administration’s lack of vetting when filling these rolls—but that’s not the issue. To the contrary, the Obama team did investigate thoroughly and they choose precisely. When an administration repeatedly nominates hard-left individuals, it’s not a vetting error—it’s a pattern. We should not allow the media to portray these appointments as a series of errors; but rather, we need to realize that...
  • Prometheus Unbound: The Fitness of Nature for Large Trees

    03/27/2015 9:21:51 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 5 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | March 27, 2015 | Michael Denton
    Prometheus Unbound: The Fitness of Nature for Large Trees Michael Denton March 27, 2015 3:34 AM | Permalink One of the critical requirements for sustainable fires, sufficiently hot to smelt metal ores, is wood. Thin twigs, dried grasses will burn, but such materials are unsuitable for making fires, which reach temperatures of several hundred degrees, sufficient to smelt metals from their ores. Wood or wood products such as coal or charcoal or coke are the only natural fuels available that will do. It was the mastery of fire that led to metallurgy and the energy stored in wood and coal...
  • No, it’s not always quicker to do things in memory (computer)

    03/26/2015 8:27:11 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 67 replies
    ITworld ^ | March 25, 2015 | Phil Johnson
    It’s a commonly held belief among software developers that avoiding disk access in favor of doing as much work as possible in-memory will results in shorter runtimes. The growth of big data has made time saving techniques such as performing operations in-memory more attractive than ever for programmers. New research, though, challenges the notion that in-memory operations are always faster than disk-access approaches and reinforces the need for developers to better understand system-level software. These findings were recently presented by researchers from the University of Calgary and the University of British Columbia in a paper titled When In-Memory Computing is...
  • Critical Sharks Part IV: Fear of Apple

    03/26/2015 7:55:34 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 3 replies
    Critical Sharks ^ | March 24, 2015 | Eli Schiff
    There is an unfortunate climate of fear in the software community today. It is primarily in ephemeral video interviews and podcasts that we get any semblance of coherent criticism and even then it is reticent. Worse than the fact that this criticism is relegated to verbal discussions is that it is later renounced by the very same designers and developers when they are interviewed in the more permanent-seeming medium of the written word. In written interviews, these fair-weather critics go on to reverse their opinions and praise the products of modern minimalist UI design because it is more convenient not...
  • Using sound waves to put out fires.

    03/26/2015 9:49:37 AM PDT · by wyowolf · 30 replies
    Two engineering students at George Mason University have found a way to use sound waves to quash fires and have built a type of extinguisher using what they have learned that they hope will revolutionize fire fighting technology. Viet Tran a computer engineering major and Seth Robertson, an electrical engineering major, chose to investigate the possibility of using sound to put out fires as a senior research project and now believe they have found something that might really work. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-03-students.html#jCp