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  • Earth’s magnetic poles are set to swap places - and we're totally unprepared [Isaiah 24]

    01/30/2017 2:41:35 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 89 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 01/30/2017 | PHIL LIVERMORE & JON MOUND
    Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field - protecting life from harmful solar radiation by deflecting charged particles away. Far from being constant, this field is continuously changing. Indeed, our planet's history includes at least several hundred global magnetic reversals, where north and south magnetic poles swap places. So when’s the next one happening and how will it affect life on Earth? During a reversal the magnetic field won’t be zero, but will assume a weaker and more complex form. It may fall to 10 percent of the present-day strength and have magnetic poles at the...
  • Does the Bible Predict a Coming Polar Shift? [Isaiah 24]

    11/04/2015 8:13:59 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 42 replies
    While we now appear to be in a period of declining magnetic field strength, we cannot state for certain if or when a magnetic reversal will occur. Based on measurements of the Earth's magnetic field taken since about 1850 some paleomagnetists estimate that the dipole moment will decay in about 1,300 years. [...] Even if Earth's magnetic field is beginning a reversal, it would still take several thousand years to complete a reversal. We expect Earth would still have a magnetic field during a reversal, but it would be weaker than normal with multiple magnetic poles. Radio communication would deteriorate,...
  • ‘Poor people don’t plan long-term. We’ll just get our hearts broken’

    01/26/2015 12:46:36 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 21 September 2014 | Linda Tirado
    In the autumn of 2013 I was in my first term of school in a decade. I had two jobs; my husband, Tom, was working full-time; and we were raising our two small girls. It was the first time in years that we felt like maybe things were looking like they’d be OK for a while. After a gruelling shift at work, I was unwinding online when I saw a question from someone on a forum I frequented: Why do poor people do things that seem so self-destructive? I thought I could at least explain what I’d seen and how...
  • Is President Obama Shifting Right, or Being Shifty?

    01/25/2011 5:42:56 AM PST · by DanMiller · 40 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 25, 2011 | Dan Miller
    Has President Obama had a miraculous Paul of Tarsus like conversion while traveling his own road to Damascus? A true Obama moment? According to Rasmussen, his favorable vs. unfavorable ratings have been in the positive range. The country is broke and getting broker by the minute, but so what? There were some leg tingles when he announced a forty-five billion dollar trade deal with China during President Hu’s visit. However, very little was actually new business: “It’s largely an amalgamation of agreements that had already been inked, including Boeing’s $19 billion airplane deal.” Oh well. He has also “appointed GE...
  • Obama vows to shift economy into overdrive

    01/21/2011 12:09:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1/21/11 | afp
    SCHENECTADY, New York (AFP) – President Barack Obama claimed the role of champion of US businesses Friday, vowing to slip the economy into "overdrive" and enlisting corporate America in his crusade to create jobs. Obama named General Electric CEO and Chairman Jeffrey Immelt to head a new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in his latest conciliatory gesture to the business sector following a Republican mid-term election rout. "The past two years were about pulling our economy back from the brink," Obama said after touring a GE plant in upstate New York, which manufactures hardware for solar, steam and wind power...
  • Recession Accelerates Shift Towards Greater Control of Washington in Health Care

    01/06/2011 12:22:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies ^ | 1/6/11 | Nina Owcharenko
    While overall health care spending slowed in 2009, it is the underlying trend that is more troubling: the continuing decline in private coverage and the steady increase in government health care. These trends will only accelerate under Obamacare. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), total health care spending grew by 4 percent in 2009 to reach $2.5 trillion. This represents a slower rate of growth from 2008, but the slower increase still outpaced spending as an overall percentage of GDP. The 3.2 percent decline in private coverage and the slowing of out-of-pocket spending by consumers are...
  • Sotomayor, Kagan shift Supreme Court debates to the left

    12/25/2010 7:39:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/25/10 | David G. Savage
    Washington —For most of the last two decades, Supreme Court conservatives led by Justice Antonin Scalia dominated the debates during oral arguments. They greeted advocates for liberal causes with sharp and sometimes caustic questions, putting them on the defensive from the opening minute.But the tenor of the debate has changed in recent months, now that President Obama's two appointees to the court, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, have joined the fray and reenergized the liberal wing.Gone are the mismatches where the Scalia wing overshadowed reserved and soft-spoken liberals like now-retired
  • Policy shift may allow some illegal immigrants to stay

    08/27/2010 2:30:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/27 | Tim Gaynor
    PHOENIX (Reuters) – A shake-up in immigration policy may lead to deportation proceedings being dropped for thousands of aliens who entered the United States illegally but are applying to stay in the country, officials said on Friday. They said the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) seeks to end deportation proceedings against detained illegal immigrants who have applications pending to become legal U.S. residents, if agents determine they have no criminal history and do not present a security threat. The policy shift emerged from an internal memorandum ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton sent last week to the agency's principal legal...
  • Analysis: U.N. rebukes of Israel permitted in U.S. policy shift

    06/08/2010 11:01:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 36+ views
    reuters ^ | 6/8/10 | reuters
    (Reuters) - Under President Barack Obama, the United States no longer provides Israel with automatic support at the United Nations where the Jewish state faces a constant barrage of criticism and condemnation. The subtle but noticeable shift in the U.S. approach to its Middle East ally comes amid what some analysts describe as one of the most serious crises in U.S.-Israeli relations in years. Under Obama, the United States seeks to reclaim its role as an impartial Middle East peace broker which critics say it lost during the previous administration of George W. Bush. "Israel became used to unconditional support...
  • Obama’s rhetorical shift on health care

    03/25/2010 7:26:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 424+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 3/25/10 | Mary Katharine Ham
    You’ll be glad to know that, like with the Obama presidency before it, we have now moved from the “everything will miraculously change” portion of the Obama health-care pitch to the “I never said everything would miraculously change” portion. This comes from his speech selling health-care reform in Iowa today: Now, it will take about four years to implement this entire plan – because we need to do it responsibly and we need to get it right. That means that health care costs won’t go down overnight. But we have built into the law all sorts of measures to assure...
  • Analysis: Is there a shift in US military thinking?

    03/22/2010 8:06:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 575+ views ^ | 3/22/10 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Defense officials worried that Petraeus’s comments are harbinger of weakened ties While almost a week has passed since Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the United States Military’s Central Command (CENTCOM) testified before the Senate and dropped his bombshell about Israel, concern within the defense establishment has only grown. While the assumption among the top IDF brass is that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen does not support Petraeus’s widely-reported claim that Israeli intransigence was a problem for the US military in the Middle East and was fomenting conflict, the comments still worry Israel for a number...
  • Gates, Mullen Seek Momentum Shift in Afghanistan

    06/10/2009 4:39:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 192+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 10, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he hopes to see signs that the new strategy in Afghanistan is working over the next year to 18 months as Afghan security forces improve. Speaking to the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee yesterday about benchmarks in Afghanistan, both Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, expressed hope that momentum would shift away from insurgents within 12 to 18 months. But Gates cautioned that the operation would last beyond that timeline. “This problem will not be over in 18 months. This problem will...
  • Attorney general signals shift in marijuana policy

    03/18/2009 7:28:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies · 2,673+ views
    My Way ^ | 3/18/09 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder signaled a change on medical marijuana policy Wednesday, saying federal agents will target marijuana distributors only when they violate both federal and state law. That would be a departure from the Bush administration, which targeted medical marijuana dispensaries in California even if they complied with that state's law
  • FBI may shift counterterror agents to anti-fraud

    02/11/2009 4:17:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 733+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/11/09 | Devlin Barrett - ap
    WASHINGTON – With thousands of fraud investigations under way, the FBI is considering shifting agents away from counterterrorism work to help sort through the wreckage of the financial meltdown. FBI Deputy Director John Pistole told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the bureau may reassign some of the positions that were reallocated to anti-terrorism work after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Such a move would be a further sign of the government breaking with the Bush administration's priorities, which pledged to assign every available resource to averting another terrorist attack.
  • Bush Announces Iraq Troop Cut

    09/09/2008 4:30:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 277+ views
    FORT LESLEY J. MCNAIR, D.C., Sept. 9, 2008 – The United States will continue to reduce its troop strength in Iraq, but will increase its footprint in Afghanistan, President Bush said here today. The president accepted the recommendations of military leaders to reduce U.S. troop levels in Iraq by 8,000 through January. If security conditions continue to improve in the country, further reductions will be possible, Bush said at the National Defense University. Bush also announced plans to deploy a Marine battalion to train Afghan National Army troops in November and to send an Army brigade to Afghanistan in January....
  • Shift Happens (Video)

    08/01/2007 11:58:25 AM PDT · by Sen Jack S. Fogbound · 26 replies · 1,817+ views
    This is six minute video that will blow your mind! Link to Shift Happens
  • Captured al Qaeda Documents Detail Shift in Support

    02/10/2008 12:49:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 93+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2008 – Documents released by U.S. military officials in Iraq detail the deterioration of al Qaeda in Iraq, as hundreds of its fighters have deserted to fight alongside the coalition or have been killed or captured. Navy Rear Adm. Gregory J. Smith, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman, briefed reporters today on a letter and a diary recovered in raids by coalition forces, both thought to be written by senior leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq. The documents are believed to have been written last year, and detail a shift in support as citizens who formerly supported al...
  • Mosul attack points to insurgent shift

    01/24/2008 2:27:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 118+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/08 | Christopher Chester and Steven R. Hurst - ap
    BAGHDAD - The abandoned apartment block known as the Pepsi building vanished in seconds, leaving a 30-foot-deep blast crater and a ring of destruction for a quarter mile in every direction through a shanty district in Mosul. Then on Thursday — even before the final death count was tallied — came more bloodshed: A suicide bomber killed a police chief and two other officers as they toured the devastation from the previous day. Residents with insurgent sympathies taunted the chief moments before the attack. Two deadly days have underscored what some U.S. military commanders fear is ahead for the northern...
  • A Shift Toward Obama Is Seen Among Blacks

    01/20/2008 9:22:03 PM PST · by jdm · 27 replies · 113+ views
    Wash Post ^ | Jan. 21, 2008 | By Krissah Williams
    CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 20 -- Three months ago, beauty shop owner Shanaya Hammond was a somewhat reluctant supporter of Sen. Barack Obama. A campaign aide persuaded her to put two Obama posters in the window of her Passion Slice salon and she planned to vote for him, but, she allowed, "I won't be mad if Hillary wins." No more. She is all in for Obama now, having been convinced after the senator from Illinois won the Iowa Democratic caucuses that America is ready to vote for a black man for president. "I was like, okay, it's happening for us," said...
  • Rasmussen: South Carolina Shifts In Both Primaries

    01/14/2008 4:51:26 PM PST · by jdm · 120 replies · 116+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 14, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Two new Rasmussen polls show movement in both the Republican and Democratic primaries. Fred Thompson has begun to ascend, but mostly at the expense of Mike Huckabee after his takedown of the Arkansas governor in the last debate. Hillary Clinton has eaten up half of Barack Obama's previous lead as well, with only eight days to go before the primary: Over the past several days, the only real movement in South Carolina’s Republican Presidential Primary has been a four-point gain for Fred Thompson and a five-point decline for Mike Huckabee. The big winner from that trade-off is John McCain. The...