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  • COMMON SENSE FOR TODAY

    12/07/2011 12:04:12 PM PST · by John Leland 1789
    Preacher Helps ^ | Winter 2011 | Dr. Don Boys
    Common Sense for Today Cornerstone Communications “The facts as I see them.” Winter, 2011 Free offer below this article: The God Haters: Angry Atheists, Shallow Scholars, Silly Scientists, Pagan Preachers, and Embattled Evolutionists Declare War on Christians!New Atheists: No Sense of Humor or No Sense? Don Boys, Ph.D. The battle between Christians and the New Atheists is very serious since they seek to remove children from homes if parents teach that there is a Hell and Jesus Christ is the exclusive way of salvation. That is super serious; however, the New Atheists are always good for a few laughs...
  • Which US Presidential Candidate Would YOU Hire to Balance YOUR Personal Checkbook?

    10/13/2011 9:18:50 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 41 replies
    Opinion/Vanity | October 13, 2011 | Graewoulf
    REALITY CHECK: Would you hire this candidate to balance your own checkbook? SPENDAHOLIC Obama has added tens of thousands of debt dollars to your balance sheet in under three years! Can you afford to support any of the various DEBT GREED candidates running for FEUDAL LORD of The Beltway? Forget about the MSM pleas about THEIR ideas about "Who is electable?" and vote to protect YOUR checkbook!
  • Obama's strange sense of humor

    09/26/2011 7:58:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/26/11 | Ed Lasky
    Believe it or not, Barack Obama is cracking jokes about the horrific fires in Texas. I guesshe won't be using Bill Clinton's old line, "I feel your pain," when people complain about the terrible economy. How presidential, how empathetic: At a Silicon Valley fundraiser Sunday, the president took a jab at Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, saying that he's a "governor whose state is on fire, denying climate change." Aside from the fact that this is just a cheap political shot at the expense of Americans who are suffering, it is just not funny and weird.
  • Cement Heads

    05/31/2010 8:21:23 PM PDT · by Radix · 2 replies · 206+ views
    Vanity ^ | 31 May 2010 | Radix (Me)
    Oh those poor Gazans. All out of missiles are they? Supply Chain Management is evidently not their specialty. Hurling explosives through the sky toward Kindergarten classes is more their expertise. So now they can't launch rockets into private homes in Israel anymore because the peace loving flotilla with bags of cement and wheelchairs for the maimed former failed suicide bombers can not be inspected by Israeli watchdogs. Cry me a river. Perhaps they should have learned that they don't bring alleged bags of cement through a Naval blockade. Certainly not without a Navy anyhow. Perhaps the Gazans should have tried...
  • Interesting Sixth Sense Interface

    02/04/2010 9:51:56 AM PST · by animgr8 · 1 replies · 214+ views
    The SixthSense consists of a webcam and a pico-projector. The device can interact with the real world, each and everyday object becomes an interface.
  • Harper says recession over only in technical sense

    09/21/2009 8:53:18 PM PDT · by Clive · 8 replies · 682+ views
    OTTAWA -- The recession in Canada is only over in a technical sense because the recovery is extremely fragile and there are still problems in the job market, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Monday. "We've got (Federal Reserve) Chairman (Ben) Bernanke and others saying the recession is over but I think that's only in a technical sense," Mr. Harper told a televised news conference in Guelph, Ont. "As long as we continue to have challenges in the labor market that affect Canadian families on the ground, then I don't think we can truly say the recession is over. So...
  • Cattle shown to align north-south

    08/25/2008 8:59:10 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 38 replies · 1,710+ views
    BBC ^ | 8/25/08 | Elizabeth Mitchell
    Have you ever noticed that herds of grazing animals all face the same way?Images from Google Earth have confirmed that cattle tend to align their bodies in a north-south direction. Wild deer also display this behaviour - a phenomenon that has apparently gone unnoticed by herdsmen and hunters for thousands of years.
  • Street Lights Restore Iraqis Sense of Safety

    01/02/2008 3:30:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 124+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Luis Delgadillo, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, Jan. 2, 2008 With small additions like street lights, a sense of safety is returning to the streets of two Iraqi communities. A concerned local citizen stands watch near a checkpoint in Arab Jabour, Iraq, Dec. 27, 2007. Street lights, a recent addition to the area, have improved the security climate. Photo by Sgt. Luis Delgadillo, USA(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. More than a month after street lights were installed in Arab Jabour and Buaytha, south of Baghdad, local citizens and soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Divisions 2nd Brigade Combat Team,...
  • Congressman Heath Shuler to Senate: No Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants (sad when he get's it)

    05/20/2007 10:26:53 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 26 replies · 2,068+ views
    shuler.house.gov ^ | 05/08/08 | Heath Shuler
    Office of Representative Heath Shuler Representing North Carolinas Eleventh Congressional District For Immediate ReleaseMay 8, 2007Contact: Andrew Whalen, Communications Directoroffice: (202) 225-6401 / cell: (202) 731-5116 ________________________________________________________________________ Congressman Heath Shuler to Senate: No Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants Washington, D.C. Representative Heath Shuler joined with several fellow members of Congress todayto urge the Senate to resist attempts to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. This is an issue that Democrats and Republicans should stand together on, said Rep. Shuler. We should stand for the rule of law and what is right. We cannot, we must not, and we should not reward...
  • Cheney Notes Greater Sense of Urgency Among Iraqi Leaders

    05/09/2007 5:51:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 673+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    WASHINGTON, May 9, 2007 After meeting with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and other Iraqi leaders in Baghdad today, Vice President Richard B. Cheney said he noticed a greater sense of urgency now than Id seen previously on the part of those leaders to meet their obligations toward continuing the countrys progress. Cheney stopped in Baghdad for a previously unannounced visit to kick off a weeklong tour of the Middle East that will also include stops in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan. In his meetings with Iraqi leaders, Cheney emphasized the importance of making progress...
  • Daley aims to pass new gun laws

    01/04/2007 7:43:54 AM PST · by Neo-Luddite · 6 replies · 602+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4 January 2007 | Gary Washburn
    Daley aims to pass new gun laws By Gary Washburn Tribune staff reporter Published January 4, 2007 Buoyed by the General Assembly's passage of a gun-control measure amid a long string of rejections, Mayor Richard Daley on Wednesday unveiled the city's 2007 legislative agenda with a renewed emphasis on handgun violence. Daley called for passage of half a dozen bills, to be introduced by local state lawmakers, that would restrict sales and the types and numbers of weapons that Illinoisans could buy. E-mail this story Printable format Search archives RSS Noting that guns were involved in more than 80 percent...
  • Robot whiskers sense shapes and textures

    10/06/2006 3:12:15 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies · 271+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10/4/06 | Paul Marks
    Artificial whiskers that mimic the way rats and seals sense their prey might one day let planetary rovers or uncrewed submarines explore the shape and texture of strange objects they encounter on their travels. So says Joe Solomon and Mitra Hartmann at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, who have developed delicate artificial whiskers - in both steel and plastic - that can accurately sense different shapes and textures. Rats actively rotate, or "whisk", their whiskers against objects to discern features, while seals keep their whiskers relatively fixed to sense changes in wake flow that might mean prey is nearby. Previous...
  • The Illegal Alien Crisis-Some Personal Observations

    08/20/2006 7:42:14 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 5 replies · 275+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 08/20/06 | vanity
    It would be easy to jump on the bandwagon when it comes to the subject of illegal immigration-but whose bandwagon should I jump on, and where is it headed?
  • This Might Not Be A World War, But It Still Needs A Sense Of Urgency

    07/23/2006 5:29:30 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 618+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-23-2006 | Niall Ferguson
    This might not be a world war, but it still needs a sense of urgency By Niall Ferguson (Filed: 23/07/2006) This is not the first time that world leaders have had their summers ruined by "a quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom we know nothing". In the summer of 1938, the quarrel between Germans and Czechs over the Sudetenland - which inspired Neville Chamberlain's notorious phrase - brought Europe to the brink of war. Chamberlain's shuttle diplomacy, which saw him fly three times to see Hitler in Germany, was inspired by memories of an earlier quarrel over...
  • Actions Speak Louder

    02/08/2006 7:04:03 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 7 replies · 403+ views
    Congressman Marty Meehan of Massachusetts is a career politician. And like other career politicians he is a big fan of memory holes. You know, as in George Orwell's "1984," wherein Big Brother put inconvenient facts down the memory hole, not to be spoken or read or remembered. The Lowell Sun reports that Meehan's congressional staff, on taxpayer time, altered his biography on Wikipedia. That's the Internet website billed as the world's largest encyclopedia. Gone down the memory hole went this entry: "Meehan first ran for Congress in 1992 on a platform of reform. As part of that platform Meehan made...
  • CA: Pension scheme did not make sense, report finds (San Diego Pension Crisis)

    01/20/2006 5:37:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 337+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/20/06 | Karen Kucher
    SAN DIEGO A report released by the San Diego pension system board Friday details how the city racked up a pension deficit estimated at $2 billion, saying the system's underfunding plan did not make sense. The 240-page report, prepared by the forensic accounting firm Navigant Consulting of Chicago, outlined the now-familiar decisions made by the city and the pension board that led to underfunding of the San Diego City Employees' Retirement System and the current fiscal crisis that grips the city. The consultants found that city underfunding schemes approved in 1996 and 2002 "did not make economic or actuarial...
  • A Colony Again

    01/18/2006 4:20:07 PM PST · by Archangelsk · 3 replies · 187+ views
    Fred On Everything ^ | 1/18/06 | Fred Reed
    "You Can Call Me Bwana, Ferguson." January 18, 2005 Im going to start a rickshaw factory. Its so our kids will have a way to make a living, now that America is pulling out of the First World. Maybe Ill put an iPod socket on the poles or a little tiny television, made in Japan. That way our puzzled offspring wont inadvertently start thinking. Tradition provides an anchor in the circumambient chaos. See, whats going to happen is, all the design work and programming are going to Mumbai, except the part that already has. Manufacturing is pretty much in China...
  • New Device Will Sense Through Concrete Walls

    01/03/2006 4:23:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 113 replies · 1,887+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 3, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2006 Troops conducting urban operations soon will have the capabilities of superheroes, being able to sense through 12 inches of concrete to determine if someone is inside a building. The new "Radar Scope" will give warfighters searching a building the ability to tell within seconds if someone is in the next room, Edward Baranoski from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Special Projects Office, told the American Forces Press Service. By simply holding the portable, handheld device up to a wall, users will be able to detect movements as small as breathing, he said. The Radar...
  • Supreme Mufti of Russia: Do not mangle the State Emblem (finally some muslim common sense)

    12/11/2005 3:25:13 PM PST · by jb6 · 2 replies · 337+ views
    regnum ^ | December 12, 2005
    Supreme Mufti of Russia, Head of the Central Muslim Spiritual Government (MSG) Talgat Tajuddin does not back the statement of MSG of the Asian part of the country Nafigulla Ashirov against Orthodox symbols on the Russian State Emblem and other state symbols, a REGNUM correspondent informs. None of the Russian Muslim spiritual leaders or any other confession spiritual leaders can ask to remove any symbols from the Russian State Emblem, because the legislation of our country separates state and Church, said Tajuddin: So the demand to remove the cross from the Russian State Emblem is incorrect and intolerable. If everybody...
  • WHAT THE UNBORN SENSE IN THE WOMB

    10/05/2005 3:16:12 PM PDT · by ex-snook · 19 replies · 665+ views
    EWTN ^ | oct 5 2005 | zenit news
    5-October-2005 -- ZENIT.org News Agency WHAT THE UNBORN SENSE IN THE WOMB Interview With Dr. Carlo BellieniROME, OCT. 5, 2005 (Zenit.org).- During its gestation the fetus is "already a member of the family and company for the mother even before being born," says neonatologist Carlo Bellieni.Dr. Bellieni of the Department of Neonatal Intensive Therapy of the University Polyclinic Santa Maria Le Scotte of Siena talked with ZENIT about his research on life-before-birth for his latest book "L'Alba dell'Io" (Dawn of the I), published by Societ Editrice Fiorentina.Q: Until the 1980s it was thought that the maternal uterus was a...
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of Americas use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Trumans decision to use the A-bomb was controversial, they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII using atomic...
  • County Leaders Secretly Hire Private Investigator

    07/28/2005 6:49:33 AM PDT · by hdrabon · 19 replies · 1,080+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 7/27/05 | Associated Press
    SALISBURY - Rowan County officials paid private investigators more than $23,000 over the past five years to search for the writer of anonymous letters criticizing county spending. According to the private eyes, that person turned out to be one of the county's own. The Board of Commissioners never discussed or approved spending for the investigation at any formal meeting. Only County Manager Tim Russell, his assistants and possibly two commissioners' chairmen knew of the investigation, The Salisbury Post reported. Russell said he hired the agency because of the letters' threatening tone. The investigation was revealed after Kiker Investigations issued a...
  • 13 things that do not make sense

    03/17/2005 10:25:36 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 163 replies · 6,757+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 19 March 2005 | Michael Brooks
    1 The placebo effect DON'T try this at home. Several times a day, for several days, you induce pain in someone. You control the pain with morphine until the final day of the experiment, when you replace the morphine with saline solution. Guess what? The saline takes the pain away. This is the placebo effect: somehow, sometimes, a whole lot of nothing can be very powerful. Except it's not quite nothing. When Fabrizio Benedetti of the University of Turin in Italy carried out the above experiment, he added a final twist by adding naloxone, a drug that blocks the effects...
  • Science Points to a 'Sixth Sense'

    02/18/2005 12:43:35 PM PST · by Sax · 94 replies · 1,838+ views
    HealthDay Reporter ^ | 2/18/05 | Ed Edelson
    Science Points to a 'Sixth Sense' Thu Feb 17,11:47 PM ET Health - HealthDay By Ed Edelson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Ever get a gut feeling something just isn't quite right, and make a decision accordingly? Science is beginning to suggest those instincts may have roots deep in the brain. Yahoo! Health Have questions about your health? Find answers here. Research in young volunteers points to some kind of "sixth sense" -- a mechanism in the brain that picks up on subtle clues, then sends out subconscious signals of trouble ahead. The finding could help explain...
  • Cheney Criticized for Attire at Auschwitz Ceremony (Barf Alert)

    01/28/2005 4:19:45 PM PST · by Cornpone · 80 replies · 2,762+ views
    Reuters ^ | 28 Jan 2005 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney raised eyebrows on Friday for wearing an olive-drab parka, hiking boots and knit ski cap to represent the United States at a solemn ceremony remembering the liberation of Auschwitz. Other leaders at the event in Poland on Thursday marking the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation, such as French President Jacques Chirac and Russian President Vladimir Putin, wore dark, formal overcoats and dress shoes or boots. "The vice president, however, was dressed in the kind of attire one typically wears to operate a snow blower," Robin Givhan, The Washington Post's fashion writer,...
  • 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!
  • Robots get sensitive

    07/10/2004 7:57:09 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 396+ views
    Nature ^ | 30 June 2004 | Philip Ball
    Electronic skin could give machines a sophisticated sense of touch. A flexible friend: rubber polymers form the basis of an electronic skin. Takao Someya Group Robots are about to get more feeling. An electronic skin as sensitive to touch as our own is being developed by scientists in Japan."Recognition of tactile information will be very important for future generations of robots," says Takao Someya at the University of Tokyo who developed the skin. A sense of touch would help them to identify objects, carry out delicate tasks and avoid collisions. But while a lot of effort has gone into vision...
  • Robots get sensitive

    07/01/2004 12:28:03 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 7 replies · 385+ views
    Nature Reviews ^ | 6/30/04 | Philip Ball
    Robots are about to get more feeling. An electronic skin as sensitive to touch as our own is being developed by scientists in Japan. "Recognition of tactile information will be very important for future generations of robots," says Takao Someya at the University of Tokyo who developed the skin. A sense of touch would help them to identify objects, carry out delicate tasks and avoid collisions. But while a lot of effort has gone into vision and voice recognition for robots, touch sensitivity is still fairly rudimentary. Our own skin contains a battery of touch receptors that produce nerve signals...
  • Study: Dog Can Sense Earthquakes

    09/24/2003 7:19:04 AM PDT · by bedolido · 31 replies · 681+ views
    NW Cable News ^ | 09/24/03 | Staff Writer
    TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese researcher claims that dogs can sense imminent earthquakes and that observing their behavior could improve prediction efforts. Kiyoshi Shimamura, a public health doctor, said that during years of practice he noticed a jump in dog bites and other dog-related complaints around times that earthquakes occurred. Shimamura said his observations prompted him to examine the records of such complaints from 12 public health centers in parts of western Japan affected by a 1995 Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,000 people. He said accounts of dogs barking excessively, biting and displaying other unusual behavior spiked by...
  • The Absurdity of 'Thinking in Language'

    05/23/2003 3:59:51 PM PDT · by unspun · 1,292 replies · 1,085+ views
    the author's site ^ | 1972 | Dallas Willard
    The Absurdity of 'Thinking in Language' This paper has been read to the University of Southern California philosophy group and the Boston 1972 meeting of the American Philosophical Association, as well as to the Houston meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. Appeared in The Southwestern Journal of Philosophy, IV(1973), pp. 125-132. Numbers in "<>" refer to this journal. Among the principal assumptions of major portions of philosophy in recent decades have been: (1) That philosophy somehow consists of (some sort of) logic, and (2) that logic is a study of and theory about (some sort of) language. There, of...
  • Hearing Colors, Tasting Shapes

    04/14/2003 6:28:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 60 replies · 3,149+ views
    Scientific American ^ | April 13, 2003 | By Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Edward M. Hubbard
    April 13, 2003 Hearing Colors, Tasting Shapes People with synesthesia--whose senses blend together--are providing valuable clues to understanding the organization and functions of the human brain By Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Edward M. Hubbard When Matthew Blakeslee shapes hamburger patties with his hands, he experiences a vivid bitter taste in his mouth. Esmerelda Jones (a pseudonym) sees blue when she listens to the note C sharp played on the piano; other notes evoke different hues--so much so that the piano keys are actually color-coded, making it easier for her to remember and play musical scales. And when Jeff Coleman...
  • Tax Cut explanation even a Liberal "could" understand.

    12/19/2002 4:45:15 PM PST · by Varmint Al · 13 replies · 435+ views
    Anonymous | 12/19/2 | Varmint Al
    The Tax Cut by AnonymousLet's put tax cuts in terms everyone can understand. Suppose that every day, ten men go out for dinner. The bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this: The first four men - the poorest - would pay nothing The fifth would pay $1 The sixth would pay $3 The seventh $7 The eighth $12 The ninth $18 The tenth man - the richest - would pay $59. That's what they decided to do. The ten men ate dinner...
  • China To Remote Sense Mysterious Tomb Of First Emperor

    12/13/2002 8:39:05 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 464+ views
    Xinhuanet ^ | 12-13-2002
    China to remote sense mysterious tomb of first emperor Xinhuanet 2002-12-13 11:27:09 @BEIJING, Dec. 13 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese scientists and archaeologists will survey the Mausoleum of Emperor Qinshihuang (259 BC-210 BC), the first emperor of China's feudal dynasties, using remote sensing and geophysical techniques in a bid to unravel the historical mystery, the China Daily reported Friday. @@As a key project of the National High Technology Research and Development Program, the survey is by far the most comprehensive research ever on the mausoleum and set to end by Sept. 2003, the newspaper said. @@"We will use aerial remote sensing and...
  • Boy expelled for box cutter allowed back (common sense on the rise!)

    08/16/2002 5:14:11 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 12 replies · 653+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 16, 2002 | ABDON M. PALLASCH
    A Cook County Circuit Court judge slammed a south suburban school district Thursday for its "zero tolerance" discipline policy and for expelling a 9-year-old boy who accidentally brought his aunt's box cutters to school with him. Judge Aaron Jaffe ordered the Community Consolidated School District 168 in Sauk Village to let the boy rejoin his classmates in fifth grade starting Wednesday and to give him any tutoring he needs to make up what he missed when he was expelled from fourth grade halfway through last school year. Jaffe suggested the school district might want to rethink its one-size-fits-all policy because...
  • Dogs may sniff out some cancers

    06/05/2002 3:07:15 PM PDT · by vannrox · 1 replies · 485+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 24 May, 2002, 13:28 GMT 14:28 UK | Editorial Staff
    Dogs may sniff out some cancers Prostate cancer affects thousands of men each year A pioneering technique using dogs to detect prostate cancer is being developed in Cambridgeshire. Researchers at Cambridge University have applied for funding to test their theory that a dog's sense of smell could provide a better early warning system for some cancers than modern science. They hope to train dogs to react to cancer cells in urine samples, revolutionising the screening process for conditions like prostate cancer. If the university gets funding it will ask professsional dog trainer Charlie Clarricoates, of Soham, Cambridgeshire, to carry out...