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  • Obama: 'The Truth Is, Our Deficits Are Already Shrinking'

    04/07/2013 10:27:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/6/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    In his weekly radio address, President Obama explained the budget he'll rollout next week, and said, "the truth is, our deficits are already shrinking." Barack Obama delivers inaugural address 1-20-09 090120-A-8725H-285 "My budget will reduce our deficits not with aimless, reckless spending cuts that hurt students and seniors and middle-class families – but through the balanced approach that the American people prefer, and the investments that a growing economy demands," said Obama. "Now, the truth is, our deficits are already shrinking. That’s a fact. I’ve already signed more than $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction into law, and my budget will...
  • The Incredible Shrinking President [Mark Steyn]

    10/28/2012 5:25:47 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/26/2012 | Mark Steyn
    Two videos distill the meaning of a campaign, and a presidency. ‘We’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted that did the video,” said Hillary Clinton. No, not the person who made the video saying that voting for Barack Obama is like losing your virginity to a really cool guy. I’ll get to that in a moment. But Secretary Clinton was talking about the fellow who made the supposedly Islamophobic video that supposedly set off the sacking of the Benghazi consulate. And, indeed, she did “have that person arrested.” By happy coincidence, his bail hearing has been set for...
  • Romney says Obama playing 'silly word games'

    10/20/2012 7:01:37 AM PDT · by Son House · 22 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | Oct. 19, 2012 | AP Writers
    Republican Mitt Romney is accusing President Barack Obama of engaging in "petty attacks and silly word games" just 18 days before the election. Romney on Friday rallied a raucous crowd in Daytona Beach, Fla., saying Obama was running a small campaign. Earlier in the day, Obama joked that a case of "Romnesia" was preventing Romney from remembering his own policy positions. The Republican also accused Obama of having no second-term agenda. He dubbed Obama's bid, quote, "the incredible shrinking campaign." Romney campaigned with running mate Paul Ryan. A colorful crowd of thousands greeted them — Daytona Beach is hosting its...
  • Study blames global warming for shrinking species ('Natural selection' at work?)

    10/16/2011 11:06:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/16/11 | Seth Borenstein - AP
    From the mighty polar bear to the tiny house sparrow, many of Earth's species appear to be shrinking in size, a new study reports. And the authors think it's probably due to global warming, a little like wool sweaters that shrink when washed in hot water. But other experts say that conclusion goes too far, blaming global warming for what may be natural changes. ... The shrinking victims, according to the study, include cotton, corn, strawberries, bay scallops, shrimp, crayfish, carp, Atlantic salmon, herring, frogs, toads, iguanas, hooded robins, red-billed gulls, California squirrels, lynx and wood rats. Two years ago,...
  • Earth's upper atmosphere shrinking, scientists say

    08/27/2010 11:33:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/27/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere are unexpectedly shrinking and cooling due to lower ultraviolet radiation from the sun, US scientists said Thursday. The sun's energy output dropped to unusually low levels from 2007 to 2009, a significantly long spell with virtually no sunspots or solar storms, according to scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. During that period, the thermosphere, whose altitude ranges from about 55 to 300 miles (90 to 500 kilometers), shrank and contracted from the sharp drop in ultraviolet radiation, said the study published in the American Geophysical Union's...
  • Moon is shrinking, say astronomers

    08/19/2010 3:20:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/19/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Man in the Moon has become the latest victim of contraction in the housing market. Astronomers reporting on Thursday in the US journal Science said they had found previous undetected landforms which indicate that Earth's satellite has been shrinking... albeit by only a tiny amount. The intriguing features, called lobate scarps, are faults created when the Moon's once-molten interior began to cool, causing the lunar surface to contract and then crinkle, they said. Relative to the Moon's age, estimated at around 4.5 billion years, the contraction is recent, occurring less than a billion years ago, and...
  • The Incredible Shrinking Catholic Church

    10/30/2009 9:18:19 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies · 1,151+ views
    Religion Dispatches ^ | February 6, 2009 | Paul Gorrell
    The focus of Pope Benedict’s reign has been to draw sharp boundaries that strictly define what it means to be a Catholic, what it means to be a priest, and how the Church should reconfigure itself in order to exile members who are not true believers. For Benedict, the church must be an orthodox community, which means that it will be a smaller community. But as we have seen in the Vatican’s unsure handling of the controversy around Bishop Richard Williamson, the global trends that the Pope wants to resist are going to pose serious challenges to a more orthodox...
  • Giant star Betelgeuse mysteriously shrinking: study

    06/09/2009 9:46:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 102 replies · 2,538+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/9/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A massive bright reddish star in the Orion constellation has mysteriously shrunk by over 15 percent in the last 15 years and astronomers have not yet determined why, according to a study released Tuesday. Betelgeuse, considered a supergiant star, is so large that it would reach to Jupiter's orbit in our solar system. But at a radius of about five astronomical units, the star has shrunk in size since 1993 by a distance equivalent to Venus's orbit. "To see this change is very striking," University of California, Berkley professor Charles Townes, who whon the 1964 Nobel Prize...
  • Planet Mercury is shrinking, volcanic

    01/30/2008 2:39:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 114+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/08 | Seth Borenstein - ap
    WASHINGTON - The first pictures from the unseen side of Mercury reveal the wrinkles of a shrinking, aging planet with scars from volcanic eruptions and a birthmark shaped like a spider. Some of the 1,213 photos taken by NASA's Messenger probe and unveiled Wednesday help support the case that ancient volcanoes dot Mercury and that it is shrinking as it gets older, forming wrinkle-like ridges. But other images are surprising and puzzling. The spidery shape captured in a photo is "unlike anything we've seen anywhere in the solar system," said mission chief scientist Sean Solomon of the Carnegie Institution of...
  • Immigrants Save US Cities From Shrinking

    04/05/2007 2:19:00 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 600+ views
    Immigrants save US cities from shrinking Staff and agencies Thursday April 5, 2007 Guardian Unlimited (UK) Parts of the metropolitan US are relying on hundreds of thousands of foreign immigrants to maintain population levels as native-born Americans move elsewhere, according to figures released today. New York would lose around 100,000 residents a year if overseas immigrants were not filling the void, the census bureau figures for 2000 to 2006 show. Los Angeles and Boston would also shrink without immigrants, threatening their economies and property markets. "A lot of cities rely on immigration to prop up their housing market and economies,"...
  • US Deficit is Shrinking, For Now

    02/21/2007 7:20:21 PM PST · by CyberAnt · 32 replies · 629+ views
    DrudgeReport.com ^ | Wednesday, February 21, 2007 | Mark Trumbull, Staff Writer CSM
    With the robust economy, tax revenues are pouring in. But rising costs lie ahead. Despite the ongoing costs of US military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, the outlook for the federal budget has grown substantially brighter. Tax revenues are rising much faster than spending, according to Treasury Department numbers released last week. The recent trend is strong enough that, were it to continue, the budget could move into surplus in barely a year, one economist calculates. Already, the federal deficit is shrinking toward about half the size that it has averaged since 1970 ...
  • Shrinking Telomeres Linked To Heart Disease

    01/12/2007 3:45:48 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 510+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-12-2007 | Michael Day
    Shrinking telomeres linked to heart disease 00:01 12 January 2007 NewScientist.com news service Michael Day The gradual erosion of telomeres – the strands of DNA that cap our chromosomes and wear away with each cell division – may play a pivotal role in heart disease. People who go on to have heart attacks have much shorter telomeres than those who remain healthy, a major new study has shown. Researchers from Leicester and Glasgow Universities in the UK took blood samples from 484 middle-aged men with moderately raised cholesterol, plus 1058 control subjects. They compared the telomere lengths in their white...
  • A Presbyterian and an Episcopalian walk into a bar ...(Why the 2 deonominations are shrinking)

    07/18/2006 10:00:01 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 7 replies · 775+ views
    WorldNetDaily.Com ^ | 07/18/2006 | Jim Rutz
    A Presbyterian and an Episcopalian walk into a bar ... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: July 18, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Jim Rutz -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com It's 95 degrees today – too hot to discuss anything serious – so I'm going to write about the Presbyterians and Episcopalians, who seem intent upon turning their sacred franchises into a comedy show. As you know, presbyopia is the visual malady that renders its victims unable to see what's right in front of their noses. Presbyterian comes from the same root word, presbys, meaning old, or perhaps in this case, over the hill. The...
  • Bin Laden operating area 'shrinking'

    04/20/2006 6:13:18 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 19 replies · 1,002+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 21 April 2006
    AL-QAEDA chief Osama bin Laden operates in an increasingly narrow area along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region, US spy chief John Negroponte said. "I think he's operating from a narrower and narrower corner of space in that Pakistan-Afghanistan border area," Mr Negroponte told NBC television's Today Show. Asked what worried him most, he replied: "It's the international terrorists. It's al-Qaeda. What is it we don't know?" The former ambassador to Iraq oversees 16 spy agencies - including the CIA - as the first director of national intelligence, a post set up as part of an effort to reform counter-terrorism efforts after...
  • CA: The Incredible Shrinking School District - (LAUSD) More taxes for to pay for empty schoolrooms?

    04/12/2006 10:41:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 596+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 4/12/06 | Jon Coupal & HJTA
    There is new evidence that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has misled voters as to the actual need for its gargantuan and highly expensive building program. The district's latest estimates show that enrollment in the nation's second largest school district is declining much more rapidly than previously revealed. The precipitous decline could result in some of the schools now being built with bond money sitting as empty and useless as Saddam Hussein's former palaces. The reaction of most citizens of Los Angeles to the mere mention of LAUSD is intense disgust. After all, this district has built a...
  • CA: GOP support for governor shrinking, according to poll

    02/23/2006 9:57:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 296+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 2/23/06 | Laura Kurtzman
    SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is losing the support of Republicans, according to a new poll released on the eve of the state Republican convention in San Jose at which conservative activists are expected to challenge his more moderate direction. The governor's popularity appeared to be growing last month, following a conciliatory State of the State address in which he announced an ambitious plan to upgrade the state's aging infrastructure. But this month his numbers have reversed, mostly due to erosion of his Republican base. Schwarzenegger's approval rating fell to 35 percent among adults in the Public Policy Institute of...
  • Deficit as of September 2 blew away 2003 and is second only to the deficit of 2004.

    09/07/2005 5:11:18 AM PDT · by babylontoday · 24 replies · 3,101+ views
    Treasury ^ | 9-7-05 | Babylon Today
    As of 9-2-05 the U.S. deficit totaled over 7 trillion, 940 billion which is within 35 billion of the record deficit of 2004 and more than 10 billion more than the deficit of 2003. And cheerleaders like Larry Kudlow write "Psst the deficit is shrinking"!?! http://www.babylontoday.com/deficit_2005.htm http://www.babylontoday.com/index.htm#monthly_deficit
  • Politics is Breaking up That Old Gang of 'Whine' - (only "big union" left is gov't employees)

    07/27/2005 3:22:20 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 435+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | MICHAEL BATES
    Union riveter Chester A. Riley would know what to say: What a revoltin’ development this is. Two major unions broke away from the AFL-CIO this week with others likely to follow. When the dust settles, the labor federation stands to lose a third of its membership. After 50 years of dominance in representing unionized workers, the AFL-CIO will now confront that which it abhors, competition. Union power is predicated on monopoly. Use our members or go out of business, Mr. Employer. Pay our dues or go without a job, Mr. Worker. Protect us from overseas competition, Mr. President. AFL-CIO boss...
  • EU's Growth Gap

    02/19/2005 12:29:50 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 24 replies · 868+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Feb. 19, 2005 | Editorial Staff
    Economics: Europe has been the source of many of America's most beloved fairy tales. Not all are of ancient origin. Take the European Union's insistence five years ago that its economy would leapfrog ours by 2010. The so-called Lisbon Strategy was unveiled with much fanfare. Struck in the Portuguese capital, the deal essentially predicted the EU economy would pass up America's and leave it in the dust. At the time, it sounded reasonable. The EU was adding new members, and the common wisdom was that the U.S., though a big military power, was suffering from what geostrategists like to call...
  • KERRY, KERRY QUITE CONTRARY

    09/06/2004 11:58:02 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 634+ views
    RENEWAMERICA.US ^ | SEPTEMBER 6, 2004 | KAREN H. PITTMAN
    Kerry, Kerry, quite contrary, How do your coffers grow? With 527s and 501s, And ugly little Soros's dough. For the junior senator from Massachusetts, there's no escaping the fact that August was one long, hot month. (Hum. Maybe that's why he spent so much of it windsurfing.) And the rest of the season could shape up to be even more inclement for John F. Kerry. My clever jingle notwithstanding, the candidate has good reason to be contrary: No matter how rapidly his coffers have grown, his political fortunes are now shrinking at an alarming rate. If this downward trend continues,...
  • Ahh, Free at La -- Oops! Time's Up

    07/26/2003 4:03:42 PM PDT · by Archangelsk · 59 replies · 640+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 072703 | Joe Robinson
    Ahh, Free at La -- Oops! Time's Up By Joe Robinson Sunday, July 27, 2003; Page B01 SANTA MONICA, Calif. "How do Americans do it?" asked the stunned Australian I met on a remote Fijian shore. He had zinc oxide and a twisted-up look of absolute bafflement on his face. I'd seen that expression before, on German, Swiss and British travelers. It was the kind of amazement that might greet someone who had survived six months at sea in a rowboat. The feat he was referring to is how Americans manage to live with the stingiest vacation allotment in the...
  • "...and Frankly We Like It This Way." (Michael Rose)

    07/16/2003 11:30:05 AM PDT · by B Knotts · 5 replies · 201+ views
    Diocese Report ^ | July 15, 2003 | Michael S. Rose
    A FEW MONTHS AGO the Jesuit-run America magazine ran a smartly-designed full-page ad headlined with a pithy statement in large bold typeface: "Small is Good." The ad was for the American College of Louvain (ACL), the seminary in Belgium run directly by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the oldest national seminary for Americans, founded in 1857. "When it comes to business, bigger is usually better," the ad states. "When it comes to Church, does the same principle apply?" Heavens no, the ad claims, and ACL happens to be living proof-or so it claims: "For almost ten years, our...
  • IBM Makes Breakthrough in Ever-Shrinking Computing (carbon nanotube)

    05/01/2003 10:29:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 372+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/1/03 | Caroline Humer - Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp. said on Thursday it used microscopic carbon molecules to emit light -- a breakthrough some scientists say might one day make faster and smaller computers. In the quest for ever-smaller computing devices, researchers are seeking to replace silicon as the foundation for chips. Researchers at IBM have been studying tiny carbon nanotubes -- molecules resembling rolls of chicken wire that are 50,000 times narrower than a human hair. By engineering the carbon nanotube, IBM said it was able to not only conduct current, but to create light that could someday be used...
  • Daschle criticizes Bush, says Democrats will campaign on economic issues

    10/18/2002 12:15:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies · 366+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10-18-02 | JIM ABRAMS
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said Friday that President Bush was responsible for a "precipitous drop" in America's international stature and for an economy falling apart.</p> <p>Democrats will emphasize the country's weakened economy in the two weeks leading up to the elections for control of Congress, Daschle said.</p>