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  • Obamacare 'perfect storm': Feds reveal 10 percent error rate ("834" errors)

    12/06/2013 2:23:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/6/13 | Dan Mangan - CNBC
    An estimated 10 percent of all enrollments now being made on the federal Obamacare marketplace contain data errors that could delay people from actually getting health coverage, officials disclosed Friday. And that error rate for enrollments submitted via HealthCare.gov and then sent to insurers before December was an estimated 25 percent, officials revealed. The rate fell in the past week, officials said, because of repair efforts to HealthCare.gov's, particular the discovery and fix of one particular software problem that was causing an estimated 80 percent of data errors, officials said. But both past and present error rates are much higher...
  • Syria to Reveal Chemical Arsenals to Russia, UN: FM

    09/10/2013 9:00:19 PM PDT · by Rabin · 7 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2013-09-11 00:49:44 | Web Editor: Mao Yaqing
    Syria is ready to reveal the sites of its chemical weapons storages to representatives of Russia and the United Nations. " completely cooperate" to implement the Russian initiative (placing) Syria's chemical weapons "under international supervision" sparing Syria a (punishing, message sending, itsy bitsy) strike by Washington.
  • Letters reveal friendship between Presidents Clinton and Nixon

    02/14/2013 8:30:18 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | February 14, 2013
    (CBS News) Just weeks after the 100th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's birth, a new exhibit at his presidential library is raising eyebrows. It contains newly declassified documents that reveal Nixon's correspondence with President Bill Clinton, and a surprisingly warm relationship between the two. The correspondence includes a personal, handwritten letter from Nixon congratulating Clinton on surviving a tough primary and general election to win the White House. That letter was the beginning of an unlikely union between the former Republican president and the newly elected Democratic chief executive.
  • Hospices Reveal Obamacare’s Impact

    02/12/2013 3:21:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | 2/12/13 | Bob Moffit and Alyene Senger
    Two hospice care centers are struggling to make ends meet, and Obamacare’s cuts to Medicare are to blame. Hospices—health care facilities for the terminally ill—along with other Medicare providers are facing Medicare pay cuts. Of the $716 billion in payment reductions, hospice care was hit by a $17 billion payment cut from 2013 to 2022. Now, contrary to all of the misleading claims, this effect is already beginning. San Diego Hospice recently laid off 260 workers, closed a 24-bed hospital, and has recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. San Diego Hospice’s financial condition is attributed mainly to reduced Medicare reimbursement,...
  • Supreme Court May Reveal Health Care Verdict Thursday

    06/20/2012 4:20:03 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 20, 2012 | Timothy M. Phelps
    WASHINGTON -- Television cameras will surround the Supreme Court on Thursday morning, as they did Monday, anticipating something that may, again, not happen. The momentous healthcare decision could be announced Thursday. Or not. All we really know is that it is extremely likely to be handed down by the following Thursday, June 28, when the court is expected to end its current term.
  • WH Logs Reveal Obama Met With AFL-CIO & ACLU Lobbyists Over 50 Times Each

    05/21/2012 1:53:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/21/12 | Wynton Hall
    An interactive and searchable database of White House visitor logs is turning up some interesting findings and reveals a “steady stream of lobbyists” visiting the Obama White House, reports the Washington Post. For example, AFL-CIO lobbyist Bill Samuel visited the White House over 50 times, and American Civil Liberties Union lobbyist Laura Murphy visited almost as frequently. By comparison, Speaker of the House John Boehner has only visited the White House 23 times.
  • Emails reveal White House calling Fox News host Baier ‘a lunatic’

    07/14/2011 11:52:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/14/11 | http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/14/emails-reveal-white-house-calling-fox-news-host-baier-a-lunatic/
    Back in 2009, the feud between the Fox News Channel and President Barack Obama’s administration had reached its heights. There were public on-air attacks from then-White House Communications Director Anita Dunn on one side and the antics of former Fox News host Glenn Beck, who was able to spearhead an effort that resulted in the resignation of White House “green jobs czar” Van Jones. Later that dust-up led to rumblings from the White House about excluding Fox News from the White House press pool, which the Obama administration promptly backed away from. But in the lead-up, the White House had...
  • Satellite images reveal alarming speed Pakistan is rushing to finish weapons-grade nuclear reactor

    05/18/2011 8:39:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/18/11 | Staff
    New satellite images have shown the alarming speed at which Pakistan is constructing a weapons-grade nuclear reactor. The aerial images, taken on April 20, show the rapid building progress of the fourth reactor to produce plutonium in Pakistan's Khushab facility. The site was barren in 2009 and the facility 'costing billions' was undetectable by satellite just 17 months ago, but has since grown at an alarming rate. The facility in Khushab is the fastest growing nuclear program in the world, with the speed of the latest reactor's construction prompting concern from U.S. officials
  • Senate report to reveal mortgage crisis details: WSJ

    04/03/2011 12:17:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 105 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/3/11 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Senate will soon issue findings of a probe of the US mortgage meltdown that fueled the global financial crisis, with Goldman Sachs likely to face fresh embarrassment over its role, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, whose high-profile inquiry commission subpoenaed Goldman's and other executives last year, is due to release its report on the subprime implosion of 2007 and 2008. The paper, citing people familiar with the matter, said the report was expected to release emails from securities firms that developed or sold subprime mortgages and financial vehicles including...
  • "The stripping away of the Spirit of Delilah" from the Bride and body !

    12/26/2010 5:57:12 PM PST · by Jedediah · 13 replies · 1+ views
    My very own presence is upon you now , For you have forsaken a sacred cow (flesh) , And in this release you have found my glory instead there , And now it is your covering as hair , My spiritual Samson truly you are , Now disperse the Delilahs push them away far ! For truly they are not helping you or even care ! For all they desire is to cut your hair , They believe they walk in all you know ,(Numbers16:7) So now is the time to let them go , For if you stay your...
  • E-mails reveal Post reporter savaging conservatives, rooting for Democrats (Weigel resigns)

    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh famously said he hoped President Obama would “fail” in January, 2009. Almost a year later, when Limbaugh was rushed to the hospital with chest pains, Washington Post reporter David Weigel had a wish of his own. “I hope he fails,” Weigel cracked to fellow liberal reporters on the “Journolist” email list-serv. “Too soon?” he wondered. Weigel was hired this spring by the Post to cover the conservative movement. Almost from the beginning there have been complaints that his coverage betrays a personal animus toward conservatives. E-mails obtained by the Daily Caller suggest those complaints have...
  • AG Holder didn't reveal all legal papers to Senate

    03/12/2010 12:37:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 734+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/12/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON – Justice Department officials say that when senators were considering Eric Holder's nomination to be attorney general last year, he didn't given them all the legal briefs he had signed from his time in private practice. Holder now has told the Senate Judiciary Committee about the lapse in turning over copies of the legal filings.
  • (Right) Winging It at the DHS

    04/19/2009 9:06:38 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 23 replies · 816+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 17, 2009 12 | Jonah Goldberg
    The Extremism and Radicalization Branch of the Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division of the Department of Homeland Security issued a report last week. It’s called “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.” I had no idea there even was an ERBHETAD of the DHS working on the RECEPCFRRR. Who among us doesn’t feel safer already? The problem with it is that it makes little effort to document or demonstrate its contention that “extremist” groups are resurgent, that they are right-wing, or that they may be formed from the ranks of “disgruntled military veterans.” Worse,...
  • Aston Martin reveals One-77 technical showcase

    03/07/2009 12:54:41 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 19 replies · 1,210+ views
    Gizmag.com ^ | 3/4/09 | Gizmag.com
    The One-77 is Aston Martin’s definitive sports car, one that epitomises everything Aston Martin from technology, the hand-craftsmanship of the hand rolled aluminium panels to the attention to detail. A culmination of all the marque’s know-how, the One-77 delivers effortless beauty guaranteed to stir the senses with performance potential eclipsing any previous Aston Martin. Which makes the Geneva Auto Salon quite special because Aston Martin will be presenting a One-77 technical showcase with chassis no.1 will be on display as an exposé throughout the show detailing the quintessence of Aston Martin engineering and design expertise. Aston Martin's Press Release follows:...
  • Clinton urged to reveal more on husband's donors

    01/13/2009 3:14:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 504+ views
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 1/13/09 | Sharon Theimer - ap
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton, President-elect Barack Obama's choice for secretary of state, rejected calls Tuesday for more details about donors to her husband's foundation, saying she has revealed enough to avoid even the hint of conflicts. An Associated Press review found that Clinton stepped in at least a half-dozen times on issues involving businesses and others who later gave to the charity. Clinton said as secretary of state she will not be influenced by her husband's contributors, which include foreign governments. "It will not be in the atmosphere," Clinton said.
  • Khmer Rouge official to reveal crimes (former chief of a Khmer Rouge prison)

    08/01/2007 9:32:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 503+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/1/07 | Ker Munthit - ap
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The former chief of a Khmer Rouge prison is willing to testify about the communist regime's atrocities that led to an estimated 1.7 million deaths in the 1970s, Cambodia's genocide tribunal announced Wednesday. Duch, 64, also known as Kaing Guek Eav, on Tuesday became the first top Khmer Rouge figure to be indicted for offenses committed when the Khmer Rouge held power from 1975-79. He was charged and detained by order of the U.N.-backed international tribunal's foreign and Cambodian judges. Duch headed the S-21 prison in Phnom Penh, where some 16,000 suspected enemies of the regime...
  • New Photos Reveal Great Comet's Spiraling Jets

    02/24/2007 9:12:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 429+ views
    Space.com on Yahoo ^ | 2/24/07 | Robert Roy Britt
    Astronomers have made rare images of the heart of a popular comet and revealed jets of gas spiraling thousands of miles into space. Comet McNaught has been called the Great Comet of 2007 for the show it put on first in the Northern Hemisphere and then south of the equator. The ball of ice and dirt hung frustratingly close to the Sun, however, so many skywatchers never got a good look. The New Technology Telescope (NTT) at the European Southern Observatory in Chile was used to make detailed observations that were released yesterday. Scientists found sodium in the comet's emissions,...
  • Bats In Flight Reveal Unexpected Aerodynamics

    01/22/2007 4:39:53 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 1,052+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | 1/19/07
    Science Daily — The maneuverability of a bat in flight makes even Harry Potter’s quidditch performance look downright clumsy. While many people may be content to simply watch these aerial acrobats in wonder, Kenneth Breuer and Sharon Swartz are determined to understand the detailed aerodynamics of bat flight – and ultimately the evolutionary path that created it. They have taken a major step toward that goal by combining high-resolution, three-dimensional video recordings with precise measurements of the wake field generated by the bats’ wing movements. Their study, published in the journal Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, marks the first such measurements made...
  • Dean: ABC Should Reveal Funders of Slanderous 9/11 Propaganda

    09/09/2006 12:03:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 107 replies · 3,089+ views
    U.S. Newswire on Yahoo ^ | 9/8/06 | Democratic National Committee
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Today, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean called on ABC/Disney to reveal who poured $40 million into the slanderous 9/11 propoganda film they plan to start airing starting Sunday, and issued the following statement: "It's deeply disappointing that ABC would put something on the air that has been proven to have factual inaccuracies about one of the most important events in our nation's history. ABC should not air this distortion of history. "The fact that the writer/producer of the piece is a well known conservative raises additional concerns and questions. The American people deserve...
  • Spy Pics Reveal Ancient Settlements (Syria - 130,000 YA)

    08/03/2006 5:49:23 PM PDT · by blam · 65 replies · 1,978+ views
    Couier Mail ^ | 8-3-2006
    Spy pics reveal ancient settlements August 03, 2006 06:51pm AUSTRALIAN researchers studying declassified spy satellite images have found widespread remains of ancient human settlements dating back 130,000 years in Syria. The photographs were taken by United States military surveillance satellites operating under the CIA and defence-led Corona program in the late 1960s. The team of researchers travelled to the Euphrates River Valley in April and June and searched sites they had painstakingly identified using the images, which were only declassified in the late 1990s. Group leader Mandy Mottram, a PhD student at the Australian National University's School of Archaeology and...
  • Letters reveal Einstein's personal life

    07/10/2006 7:49:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 2,262+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/06 | Amy Teibel - ap
    JERUSALEM - An Albert Einstein letter decrying the attentions of a Berlin socialite is among newly unsealed documents that promise to shed light on the private life of the 20th century's greatest physicist. Ethel Michanowski was involved with Einstein in the late 1920s and early 30s, going so far as to chase him to England, said Barbara Wolff of the Hebrew University's Albert Einstein Archives, which on Monday unsealed more than 3,500 pages of correspondence written between 1912 and 1955, the year Einstein died at age 76. Wolff described their relationship as an affair, but disclosed little about Michanowski other...
  • SCIENTISTS REVEAL LAWYERS & LEECHES HAVE IDENTICAL GENETIC MAKEUP!

    07/03/2006 9:55:11 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 793+ views
    http://www.weeklyworldnews.com ^ | 7 3 06 | MARK MILLER
    INNSBRUCK, Austria -- It's been suspected for centuries, but a team of world-renowned scientists has finally confirmed it: Lawyers and leeches have identical genetic makeup. Dr. Andreas Volkenweiler of Austria's famed Innsbruck Institute of Genetic Research confirms that, "While studying the DNA sequences of many genes that control body patterns in various occupations, our research team observed that each lawyer gene contains a stretch of 180 nucleotides -- or structural components of DNA -- which exactly match the structure of those found in leeches. "Once we made that basic match, other similarities between the two species were fairly easy to...
  • Mosque Bombing Co-Conspirator Nabbed in May, Officials Reveal

    06/29/2006 7:36:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 218+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 29, 2006 – A key al Qaeda operative implicated in the February bombing of a prominent Iraqi mosque was captured last month, a senior U.S. military officer said in Baghdad today. Iraqi National Security Adviser Mouwafak al-Rubaie announced yesterday that terrorist Abu Qudama had been seized by Kurdish pershmerga troops after a May 20 firefight north of Baghdad, Army Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell told reporters at a news briefing. Abu Qudama, a Tunisian, is an admitted participant of the Feb. 22 bombing of the Golden Dome, a holy Shiite mosque in Samarra, Caldwell said. The bombing set...
  • Mini Black Holes Might Reveal 5th Dimension

    06/26/2006 8:22:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 962+ views
    Space.com ^ | 6/25/06 | Ker Than
    A space telescope scheduled for launch in 2007 will be sensitive enough to detect theoretical miniature black holes lurking within our solar system, scientists say. By doing so, it could test an exotic five-dimensional theory of gravity that competes with Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. That is, of course, if the tiny black holes actually exist. The idea, recently detailed online in the journal Physical Review D, is being proposed by Charles Keeton, a physicist at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Arlie Petters of Duke University in North Carolina. Branes The Randall-Sundrum braneworld model, named after the scientists...
  • 30,000-Year-Old Relics Reveal Pre-Historic Civilization Along Qinghai-Tibet Railway

    06/24/2006 2:47:34 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 833+ views
    30,000-year-old Relics Reveal Pre-historic Civilization along Qinghai-Tibet Railway 2006-06-24 13:59:42 Xinhua Chinese archaeologists claim that relics unearthed in the areas along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway proved that human beings lived there at least 30,000 years ago. Archaeologists with the Qinghai Provincial Archaeological Institute said they collected large number of chipped stone tools including knives and pointed implements dating back 30,000 years in the Tuotuo River valley, Hoh Xil, a habitat for Tibetan antelopes, and Qaidam Basin, where the railway runs through, during recent excavations. More than 30 stone implements were also discovered at the site of Sancha River bridge on the...
  • Murals Reveal Aristocrats' Lives 1,500 Years Ago (China)

    05/18/2006 6:11:06 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 771+ views
    People's Daily ^ | 5-18-2006
    Murals reveal aristocrats' lives 1,500 years ago Some well-preserved murals have been discovered in a tomb of more than 1,500 years old in Datong, North China's Shanxi Province, supplying rich first-hand evidence for the research of early ethnic apparel and rituals. The tomb was identified to belong to a general's mother who died in AD 435. Taking up an area of 24 square metres, it was found in a cemetery of 12 tombs excavated last summer by local archaeologists. Lying on a plateau in the rural suburbs of Datong, the cemetery dates back to the Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386-534)....
  • ACLU asks FBI to reveal any post-Sept. 11 surveillance of Muslims in southern California

    05/16/2006 8:19:08 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies · 470+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | 5/16/06 | Ann Pepper
    Six groups, including the Anaheim-based Council on American Islamic Relations in Southern California, filed a Freedom of Information Act request Monday asking about suspected law enforcement monitoring of Islamic religious institutions. The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California filed the request on behalf of CAIR, the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, area mosques and six leaders in the Muslim community. Four from Orange County include: Muzammil Siddiqi, imam of the Islamic Society of Orange County in Garden Grove. Hussam Ayloush, executive director at CAIR. Sabiha Khan, CAIR spokeswoman. Shakeel Syed, executive director of the Islamic Shura Council of...
  • Ancient Mariners Reveal Tales From The Earth's Core

    05/12/2006 4:59:30 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 874+ views
    Nature ^ | 5-11-2006 | Phillip Ball
    <p>Ship logs and pottery show how the geomagnetic field has changed.</p> <p>Old ship records of magnetic north have helped to unravel a record of our planet's field.</p> <p>While sailors plied the Seven Seas in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, little did they know that their ships' logs would one day help scientists to reconstruct the history of the Earth's magnetic field.</p>
  • Artifacts In Ancient Chinese City Reveal Superb Technology

    04/09/2006 5:10:51 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 777+ views
    Epoch Times ^ | 4-1-2006
    Artifacts in Ancient Chinese City Reveal Superb TechnologySuperb drilling technology and the world's earliest stone drill bits were found at site Epoch Times Staff Apr 01, 2006 A worker looks over an excavation site. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)In Lingjiatan, Hanshan County of Anhui Province in China, archaeologists have discovered a primitive tribal site that was inhabited 5,000 years ago. Superb drilling technology and the world's earliest stone drill bits were found at the site. Archaeology professor Zhang Jingguo said there are still many mysteries in the Lingjiatan ruins waiting to be solved. The Lingjiatan ruins are located in Lingjiatan Village,...
  • CA: Meeting to reveal S.D. pension deficit - High figure would lead to budget cuts - San Diego

    03/17/2006 9:56:58 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 325+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/17/06 | Matthew T. Hall and Jennifer Vigil
    If you want to be among the first in San Diego to find out how much money the city must pay into its sagging pension system – and as a result the likelihood of service cuts and layoffs – show up early today. The pension board's meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. on the fourth floor of 401 B St., and a crowd is expected. “To think you have to get to the pension board meetings early, it just goes to show what a circus the city has become,” said Joan Raymond, president of the American Federation of State, County and...
  • Genes Of Deadly Bird Flu Reveal Chinese Origins

    02/06/2006 3:17:59 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 362+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 2-6-2006 | Debora MacKenzie
    Genes of deadly bird flu reveal Chinese origin 22:00 06 February 2006 NewScientist.com news service Debora MacKenzie The H5N1 flu virus has been circulating continuously in poultry in south-eastern China for a decade, scientists have found. A massive genetic analysis shows the virus has mainly been spread by poultry, but also that wild birds carried it from southeast China to Turkey. Yi Guan and colleagues at Shantou University, plus scientists in Xiamen and Hong Kong, say the only way to stop the virus is to control it in southeast China. The Chinese authorities have denied the country is the epicentre...
  • Final Days of Girl's Life Reveal Horrors(stepfather beat his stepdaughter to death)

    01/22/2006 1:31:37 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 1,032+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 1 22 06 | ADAM GOLDMAN,
    NEW YORK - In the eyes of her stepfather, 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown was an out-of-control troublemaker. She stole money from her parents and broke her siblings' toys, she stole milk from a younger sibling and broke their computer printer, he said. And when he found that she had gone into the refrigerator and taken a cup of yogurt she wasn't supposed to have, he flew into a rage. Police say Cesar Rodriguez beat the little girl to death, then tossed her on the floor of what was known in the family's apartment as the "dirty room," a rodent-infested room where...
  • Veteran Marines reveal best gear for deployment

    01/04/2006 4:45:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 1,141+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 4, 2005 | Cpl. Tom Sloan
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2006) -- Just like the training they receive, Marines are equipped with the gear they need to accomplish their missions. In addition to the standard issue, however, many Marines seek out and purchase their own gear as a way to make their job easier and gain the edge. With constant rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terrorism, many Marines have come to learn what gear works best, both issued and paid for out of pocket. Marines throughout the Corps recently commented on the gear they rely...
  • Footprints Reveal Ancient Outback Life (More)

    12/26/2005 9:35:08 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 532+ views
    CBS News ^ | 12-22-2005
    Footprints Reveal Ancient Outback Life CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 22, 2005 (AP) Children meandered around their parents' ankles. A man, likely a hunter, dashed through the mud. Somebody dragged a dead animal along the shores of a lake. Now the footprints they left some 20,000 years ago are giving a fresh perspective on the lives of Australian Aborigines. Since an Aboriginal park ranger stumbled upon the first print in 2003 in Mungo National Park, 500 miles west of Sydney, archaeologists helped by local Aborigines have excavated 457 other prints from the region's shifting sands. "This is the nearest we've got to...
  • Simple Test Reveals Fake Currency

    12/20/2005 7:27:23 AM PST · by Sneakyuser · 25 replies · 5,248+ views
    http://www.sneakyuses.com ^ | 12/20/2005 | Sneakyuser
    Simple Test Reveals Fake Currency An everyday object can test for counterfeit currency. LOS ANGELES, CA -- Science writer reveals simple method to verify counterfeit currency. Consumers are wary of receiving large denomination bills during the holiday season. Last week 4th graders from Gary, Indiana were caught with counterfeit currency produced on their personal printers. In the United States in 2002, $43 million in fake currency was circulated. When counterfeit currency is seized, neither consumers nor companies are compensated for the loss. So what can we do about it? Two things: Visual inspection and a little-know test to tell good...
  • Phokaia Excavations Reveal Mystery Of Athena

    12/08/2005 1:10:58 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 654+ views
    Phokaia excavations reveal mystery of Athena Thursday, December 8, 2005 Griffins thought to be guarding the ancient Temple of Athena might become the symbol of Foça along with Mediterranean seals, says archaeologist Özyiðit ÝZMÝR - Turkish Daily News Sculptures of horses and griffins as old as 2,600 years were discovered during excavations at the Temple of Athena located at the ancient city of Phokaia, which is today within the borders of Ýzmir's Foça district. The finds reveal that the sculptures were used as main decorative items for terraces at the ancient city, the goddess of which was Athena, and that...
  • Cave Paintings Reveal Ice Age Artists

    12/07/2005 3:11:11 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 800+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 12-7-2005 | Norman Hammond
    December 07, 2005 Cave paintings reveal Ice Age artists By Norman Hammond, Archaeology Correspondent BRITAIN’S first cave art is more than 12,800 years old, scientific testing has shown. Engravings of a deer and other creatures at Creswell Crags, in Derbyshire, have proved to be genuine Ice Age creations, and not modern fakes, as some had feared. The engravings were found in 2003 at two caves, Church Hole and Robin Hood’s Cave, which lie close together in the Creswell gorge. Palaeolithic occupation deposits dating to the last Ice Age were excavated there in 1875-76, but the art remained unnoticed. Although the...
  • Chirac Says Riots Reveal Identity Crisis

    11/14/2005 8:43:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies · 1,484+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/14/05 | ELAINE GANLEY - ap
    PARIS - President Jacques Chirac said Monday that the unrest in France's poor, largely nonwhite suburbs revealed a "crisis of identity" that the entire nation must heal with firmness and with measures that combat what he called the poison of discrimination. Chirac — speaking to the nation for the first time since the unrest erupted Oct. 27 — said France must instill values and hope in the "sons and daughters of the Republic" growing up in the poor, largely immigrant suburbs ringing French cities. French law must be obeyed, he said, but all of France — its companies, unions and...
  • 'Cloudshine' may reveal secrets of star birth

    11/06/2005 1:54:06 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 312+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 11/4/05 | Maggie McKee
    Long, infrared exposures of giant gas and dust clouds reveal structures that are invisible at optical wavelengths (Image: J Foster and A Goodman, CfA) Astronomers have discovered a new way to probe dark clouds of gas and dust in space, shedding light on the mysterious conditions that nurture star birth. Stars condense from giant clouds of molecular gas and dust that float through space. But these stellar wombs are difficult to study because they are barely visible at optical wavelengths. And other methods that probe their structure are not very precise – for example, estimating how much dust they...
  • Y Chromosomes Reveal Founding Father (Giocangga)

    10/25/2005 11:02:09 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 1,492+ views
    Nature ^ | 10-24-2005 | Charlotte Shubert
    Published online: 24 October 2005Charlotte SchubertY chromosomes reveal founding fatherDid conquest and concubines spread one man's genes across Asia? The Manchu warriors took control of China in 1644. © Punchstock About 1.5 million men in northern China and Mongolia may be descended from a single man, according to a study based on Y chromosome genetics1. Historical records suggest that this man may be Giocangga, who lived in the mid-1500s and whose grandson founded the Qing dynasty, which ruled China from 1644 to 1912. The analysis is similar to a controversial study in 2003, which suggested that approximately 16 million men...
  • Radiocarbon Dates Reveal That New Guinea Art Is Older Than Thought

    10/13/2005 1:44:56 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 647+ views
    Eureka Alert/ UA ^ | 10-13-2005 | Lori Stiles
    Contact: Lori Stiles lstiles@u.arizona.edu 520-626-4402 University of Arizona Radiocarbon dates reveal that New Guinea art is older than thought When the de Young Museum reopens in a new, earthquake-resistant building in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park next Saturday, Oct. 15, it will debut what curators consider the largest and most important private collection of New Guinea art in the world. Gregory W. L. Hodgins and A. J. Timothy Jull of The University of Arizona will attend the gala event. The scientists have radiocarbon dated some of the collection that New York-based entrepreneur John Friede and his wife, Marcia, are giving...
  • Roberts' Writings Reveal Strong Views

    08/20/2005 5:28:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 605+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/20/05 | David Espo - AP
    WASHINGTON - The John Roberts of nearly a quarter-century ago was a loyal foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution, a deeply conservative lawyer with strong views on the Constitution and a penchant for stating them provocatively. His self-confidence was striking. A few months after turning 30, Roberts wrote that senior Justice Department officials, in rejecting his earlier advice on a subject, had decided the Constitution "did not mean what it said." As a young lawyer, the man President Bush has picked for the Supreme Court scoured documents that crossed his desk for their legal implications — and for stray commas....
  • NYPD Officials Reveal Details Of London Bombing

    08/03/2005 6:45:05 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies · 1,927+ views
    WNBC | AP ^ | 8/3/05
    NEW YORK -- The suicide bombers cooked up their explosives using mundane items like hydrogen peroxide. They stored them in a fancy commercial refrigerator that was out of place in their grimy flat. And cell phones likely were used to set them off. Those details from the July 7 London bombing emerged on Wednesday at an unusually wide-ranging briefing given by the New York Police Department to city business leaders. The briefing -- based partly on information obtained by NYPD detectives who were dispatched to London to monitor the investigation -- was part of a program designed to encourage more...
  • Egnatia Digs Reveal Roman Road Secrets

    07/28/2005 4:51:21 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 1,001+ views
    Kathimerini/AP ^ | 7-28-2005 | Costas Kantouris
    Egnatia digs reveal Roman road secretsExcavations uncover ancient equivalent of interstate highway A man walks along the remains of a wayside inn along the route of the ancient Via Egnatia, near the northern town of Komotini. Culture Ministry officials have unearthed extensive traces of the second-century-BC highway, which was built with safety features to protect even the clumsiest charioteer. By Costas Kantouris - The Associated Press KOMOTINI - Archaeologists excavating along the route of the ancient Via Egnatia are revealing the secrets of the ancient Romans' equivalent of an interstate highway. Stretching 861 kilometers (535 miles) across modern-day Albania, the...
  • EU Is Forced To Reveal 'Obscenely High' Salaries

    06/11/2005 5:36:14 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 1,527+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-12-2005 | Justin Stares
    EU is forced to reveal 'obscenely high' salaries By Justin Stares in Brussels (Filed: 12/06/2005) Civil servants on the Brussels gravy train now earn £70,000 a year after tax. And that's just for starters. The European Commission, by instinct bashful about its generous perks and allowances, was forced to disclose the figure, and much more, in response to a written question from a Czech MEP. The Commission admitted that its officials, who number nearly 20,500, are entitled to seven separate allowances over and above their pay, plus a generous pension scheme after just 10 years' service. The average take-home pay...
  • Lewsweek - (Rich Galen says Newsweek should reveal source of Koran flushing fiasco story)

    05/20/2005 5:59:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 605+ views
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | MAY 18, 2005 | RICH GALEN
    * There are a couple of issues which attend to this Newsweek thing. First, there is the First Amendment to the Constitution. For those of us who haven't actually read the First Amendment since 8th Grade Social Studies, here it is: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. * This is a pretty big bag of freedoms in one Amendment. Religion, speech,...
  • NASA/French Satellite Data Reveal New Details Of Tsunami

    01/17/2005 2:41:44 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 953+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-16-2005 | NASA
    Source: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Date: 2005-01-16 NASA/French Satellite Data Reveal New Details Of Tsunami For the first time, orbiting satellites have observed and measured a major tsunami event in open ocean, the Indian Ocean tsunami that resulted from the magnitude 9 earthquake southwest of Sumatra on December 26. The measurements are of tremendous value to researchers worldwide and will aid our understanding of these events. NASA's Jason and Topex/Poseidon oceanography satellites have captured the first-ever observations and measurements of a major tsunami event in open ocean. (Graphic courtesy of NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory) U.S. and French teams working in parallel with...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com'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!
  • Antarctic Craters Reveal Strike

    08/23/2004 6:58:34 AM PDT · by blam · 114 replies · 2,289+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-23-2004
    Antarctic craters reveal strike The asteroid may have raised sea levels by up to 60cm Scientists have mapped enormous impact craters hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet using satellite technology. The craters may have either come from an asteroid between 5 and 11km across that broke up in the atmosphere, a swarm of comets or comet fragments. The space impacts created multiple craters over an area of 2,092km (1,300 miles) by 3,862km (2,400 miles). The scientists told a conference this week that the impacts occurred roughly 780,000 years ago during an ice age. When the impacts hit, they would have...
  • Old Stones Reveal Their Age (New Dating Method: Quartz Hydration)

    04/15/2004 2:16:20 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 456+ views
    Wired.com ^ | 4-14-2004 | Amit Asaravala
    <p>A team of archaeological scientists in the United States and Germany say they have developed a technique to accurately determine the age of stone tools and artifacts between 50,000 and 100,000 years old, a period that has proved particularly tricky to map with other methods.</p>