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  • Trump National Security Team Gets a Slow Start

    01/19/2017 7:21:09 AM PST · by mulder1 · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1-18-17 | Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has written 275 briefing papers for the incoming Trump administration: nearly 1,000 pages of classified material on North Korea’s nuclear program, the military campaign against the Islamic State, tensions in the South China Sea, and every other kind of threat the new team could face in its first weeks in office. Nobody in the current administration knows whether anyone in the next has read any of it. Less than three days before President Obama turns the keys to the White House, and the nuclear codes, over to President-elect Donald J. Trump, Mr. Trump’s transition staff...
  • College cross-country runners chase down Minneapolis theft suspect

    10/02/2016 1:07:10 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 13 replies
    Minneapolis StarTrib ^ | October 1, 2016 | Mary Lynn Smith
    It took only seconds before Kibet made the connection: Someone had broken in and rifled through the team’s belongings. In the hallway, he saw the stairwell door closing at the end of the corridor. Kibet did what comes naturally: He ran. With his pack on his back and dress shoes on his feet, he flew down five flights until he reached the bottom floor of the Courtyard Marriott, where he found a man with his teammates’ bags. “I got a knife,” the man told Kibet, and then he ran. Kibet briefly pondered what to do, then gave chase, keeping his...
  • Scientists Gather In San Diego To Talk About Global Warming

    06/16/2016 10:32:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    KPBS ^ | June 15, 2016 | By Susan Murphy
    Scientists from San Diego and a dozen countries around the world are gathered at the University of San Diego this week to share their latest research. Among some of the major topics at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference are climate change, heat waves and ocean acidification. Geophysicist Peter Ward, who worked for the U.S. Geological Survey for nearly three decades, discussed warming global temperatures during his Wednesday session. "There's a very interesting correlation between warming and volcanism at the end of the last ice age," Ward said. He said the past two years of record warmth...
  • Bob and Ray Slow Talkers

    10/10/2015 2:32:21 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 150316 | Bob and Ray
    One of the funniest sketches of the last Century.
  • Ford cars slow when they see speed-limit signs

    03/25/2015 1:48:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/25/15 | BBC
    Ford is to sell a car that can read road signs and adjust its speed accordingly to ensure the vehicle is not driving too fast. The speed-limiting tech can be activated via the steering wheel and briefly overridden by pressing firmly on the accelerator. The car company suggests the facility will help drivers avoid fines and could reduce the number of accidents. However, one expert said the innovation might only serve as a "stopgap". "There's a plan for speed restrictions to be beamed to your car's computer systems and controlled from there, rather than requiring street sign visual recognition systems,"...
  • Existing Home Sales Hit Lowest Rate Since July 2012

    02/21/2014 7:11:45 AM PST · by mykroar · 8 replies ^ | 2/21/2014 | FOXBusiness
    <p>U.S. home resales fell more than expected in January and hit an 18 month-low as the combination of cold weather and a lack of housing stock sidelined potential buyers.</p> <p>The National Association of Realtors said on Friday home sales dropped 5.1 percent to an annual rate of 4.62 million units, the lowest level since July 2012. December's sales pace was unrevised at 4.87 million.</p>
  • This road sign with a clear liberal bias...

    12/31/2013 10:04:46 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-31-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Beer Bottle Trick at 2500fps - The Slow Mo Guys [video only]

    12/10/2013 6:43:21 PM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies ^ | 12-3-2013 | The Slow Mo Guys
    Gav and Dan find an interesting way to destroy their bev bottles while showing off some cool science. Follow Gav on Twitter - Follow Dan on Twitter - Beer Bottle Cavitation at 2500fps - The Slow Mo Guys
  • Ticket sales slow to Obama’s S.F. fundraiser — deals offered

    11/19/2013 2:16:45 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 19, 2013 | Matier and Ross
    Ticket sales for President Obama’s big fundraiser Monday at the SFJazz Center are so sluggish, organizers are cutting the price of some tickets in half. The cheap seats for the Democratic National Committee luncheon — the ones that were going for $1,000 — have been reduced to $500, according to an e-mail to potential donors sent out Monday by Ella Arnold of Buell Private Political Management in San Francisco. Arnold added, “We are thrilled to announce that if you have already purchased a $1,000 ticket … your seat will now be upgraded to VIP, which includes rope line access!” We’re...
  • The net is very slow tonight... You?

    09/04/2013 5:49:44 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 43 replies
    9.4.13/ | chickensoup
    Net very slow here. Is it local or regional or national?
  • New 'Health' Plan: Deliberately 'Slow' Elevators Make People Climb Stairs (Bloomberg)

    08/07/2013 1:09:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies ^ | August 7, 2013 | Penny Starr
    ( – As part of his ongoing campaign to transform New York City into what he calls “Fit City,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg is promoting “active design” for low-income housing developments being built there, including plans to prompt residents to use the stairs and rooftop gardens for growing “healthy” foods. In 2010, the Bloomberg Administration and other public and private sector groups issued the “Active Design Guidelines,” which promotes car-free neighborhoods, encourages “physical movement” inside buildings and “improves access to nutritious food.”The Center for Action Design was launched next as a resource for architects and developers who sign on to the...
  • Slow Motion of an AK-47 Underwater (Part 1) - Smarter Every Day 95 [Video]

    06/25/2013 12:34:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies ^ | 6-24-2013 | Smarter Every Day
    Previously SmarterEveryDay filmed pistols being fired underwater with a high-speed camera. This time they have gone a little bigger. Using a custom-made stand an AK-47 variant is first filmed being fired in the air. Then the rifle is fired while completely submerged underwater. So here's the science question: Does the bolt cycle faster in the air or underwater? Why? Make your guess and then watch.
  • What is wrong with Free Republic?

    10/30/2012 5:16:13 PM PDT · by boop · 204 replies
    Why is Free Republic so slow to load, and when it does, it throws me off and I get the "Cannot connect" message from Windows. And it's NOT just during debates. It's happening all the time now. Is it just MY computer? I know HuffPo is down because of the storm, but FR is out of California. In the 12 years I've been here I've never had so much trouble with this site. Until about a month ago.
  • New Slogan: 'Real Change Is Slow and it Never Happens All at Once'

    05/01/2012 3:59:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/1/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    Michelle Obama seems to have tried out a new campaign slogan at today's fundraiser in Las Vegas. "I’m not going to kid you," the first lady said at the fundraiser, according to the pool report. "This journey is going to be long. And it’s going to be hard. And there are going to be plenty of twists and turns along the way. That’s how change always happens in this country. The reality is real change is slow and it never happens all at once." Seems like a winning slogan to me! "Change is slow."
  • Snail mail: Postcard arrives to wrong house, half a century later

    04/25/2012 12:46:57 PM PDT · by RightFighter · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Jana Winter
    Talk about snail mail! The nearly 60-year journey of a postcard through at least four states is finally winding down, although the little Georgia boy whose parents wrote him during a trip to Chicago is now 71 years old. The postcard, with a picture of the Windy City's Shedd Aquarium on the front and a 2-cent stamp on the back, landed in the mailbox of Elizabeth Fulcher, of South Daytona, Fla., last week.
  • FRee Tip to Speed up Free Republic

    03/07/2012 7:30:34 AM PST · by Dubya-M-Dees · 25 replies
    Sorry for the vanity, but I wanted to throw this out there in case it hadn't been observed/discussed before. If it has, my apologies. I noticed this morning on my laptop that Free Republic was loading BLAZINGLY fast. The main listing of articles appeared almost instantly as well as any article selected appeared instantly. I thought, WOW! They've really done some work to get the site to run this fast! Later on my desktop, I saw that the site was the speed I was accustomed to (sorry, not complaining!!) but it was quite a bit slower to list and view...
  • Vanity - FR is the only site on the web that is painfully slow to me

    01/14/2012 10:33:31 AM PST · by Yaelle · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Frustration ^ | 1/14/12 | Self
    For about a week now, in multiple browsers and from iPad and iMac, Free Republic has been deadly slow. Frequently it times out waiting to load. This is on FIOS at top speed, both wireless and wired. No other site is even slightly slow for me. I don't see any other threads mentioning this, and I've posted to the yahoo group with no responses, so I am assuming it's me. What could I be doing wrong? Or has this been your experience too? What's up?
  • Government to Blame for US Living in Stone Age of Internet Connectivity – Report

    07/02/2011 2:55:34 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    ZeroPaid ^ | 7/1/11 | Drew Wilson
    What could possibly be the reason why the US has such (loading article, please wait…) There’s a fascinating piece on Engadget that discusses at length why many Europeans are paying less for faster internet connections than US citizens on average. The reason why this is the case, says the report, is one simple word: government. As a case in point, the article discusses the situation in the UK because it was, at one point, like the US – little competition, high costs and poorer quality services. It wasn’t until the government forced the incumbent industries to participate in “local loop...
  • Kitten in Slow Motion

    02/10/2011 9:30:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1+ views
    you tube ^ | 2/10/11 | TPSFilmStudio
    We would like to present you, a relaxing video of an adorable little kitten playing in the garden. It's filmed entirely on the Phantom HD with framerates ranging from 400 to 800 frames per second. A gallery of the kitten is available @ Footage shot by: Michael Szymczak Editing: Arek Arciszewski
  • Uninsured slow to sign up for ObamaCare in NJ

    08/23/2010 11:34:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/23/10 | MyFox
    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Just two people in New Jersey will begin receiving coverage Monday under new plans created by federal health care reforms. NJ Protect plans are available to those who have been without insurance for at least six months and submit evidence of pre-existing health conditions. The state will receive $141 million in federal subsidies to cover claims that exceed the premiums paid by the beneficiaries. Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey spokesman Tom Vincz expects more people will enroll in the coming weeks.
  • Residents stone, slash would-be suicide bomber to death

    03/26/2010 3:14:29 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 32 replies · 762+ views
    CNN Afghanistan Crossroads ^ | 3-26-10 | Matiullah Mati
    KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber wearing a vest laden with explosives was killed by locals Thursday in eastern Afghanistan before he was able to detonate, police said. (More at link)
  • Forest Service says trees can slow climate change

    11/18/2009 12:36:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 644+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/18/09 | Matthew Daly - ap
    WASHINGTON – The nation's top Forest Service official says national forests can store more carbon to slow global warming, but he warns that such a goal must be balanced against the risk of catastrophic wildfires. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell told a Senate panel on Wednesday that his agency is trying to manage forests to combat climate change while still easing the risk of wildfires.
  • For Obama judicial nominees, confirmation is slow process

    11/15/2009 10:19:29 PM PST · by Saije · 5 replies · 442+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/16/2009 | David Savage
    Despite a solid Democratic majority in the Senate, President Obama is on pace to set a record for the fewest judges confirmed during a president's first year in the White House. So far, only six of Obama's nominees to the lower federal courts have won approval. By comparison, President George W. Bush had 28 judges confirmed in his first year in office, even though Democrats held a narrow majority for much of the year. President Clinton put 27 new judges on the bench in his first year. The slow pace of approving judges has gotten little attention while Democrats and...
  • Internet could catch the flu, too

    10/29/2009 10:47:07 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies · 521+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 10/29/09 | BOB VON STERNBERG
    If the flu pandemic becomes as severe as some experts fear, it could end up infecting the Internet. That's the conclusion of the General Accountability Office, which issued a report this week that warned about a potential meltdown of the Web. If the H1N1 flu strain spreads widely enough, keeping millions of workers and students confined to their homes, the Internet's infrastructure could be overwhelmed by people logging in from home. That surge in telecommuting, the report concluded, could slow down local networks to the point of gridlock. According to the Department of Homeland Security, "increased demand during a severe...
  • John Kerry, Barbara Boxer Spawn Climate Bill

    09/29/2009 10:14:28 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 13 replies · 407+ views
    artorius castus blog ^ | 29 Sep 09 | Patrick Truax
    It was announced today in the New York Times that Senate Mensa candidates Barbara Boxer and John Kerry had conceived a bill regarding Climate Change. The legislative coupling that produced the bill was nine moths in making, and both authors concede that [they]“have no pretensions, and neither does Barbara, that this will be the final product. It is a starting point, a commitment, full-fledged, across party lines to do what we need to do to protect the planet for the next century.”
  • Med Center leaders: Slow down on health reform (Texas)

    07/28/2009 3:29:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 304+ views ^ | 7/28/09 | TODD ACKERMAN
    In their first unified voice on the subject, Texas Medical Center leaders Monday sent a message to Congress as it tries to reform America's troubled health care system: slow down. Appearing at a news conference sponsored by U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, many of the medical center's biggest names said the issue is too important to rush through legislation that could have unforeseen harmful consequences. “This is a monumental piece of legislation that is going to impact people for many years, both the 300 million people who have insurance and the 47 million who don't,” said Dan Wolterman, CEO...
  • Job losses slow, but is it from government hiring?

    05/08/2009 4:50:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 531+ views
    Mclatchy ^ | 5/8/2009 | Kevin G. Hall
    WASHINGTON — Friday's better-than-expected employment report from the Labor Department gave another sign that the U.S. economy may be bottoming out, but the jump in the unemployment rate is a reminder for millions of Americans that the outlook for jobs will remain bleak for some time.
  • White House hopes for change in Iran

    03/23/2009 3:43:51 PM PDT · by Flavius · 13 replies · 450+ views
    afp ^ | 3/23/09 | afp
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The White House said Monday it hoped Iran would change the way it does business, in a cautious response to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's reaction to President Barack Obama's video address. Obama's spokesman Robert Gibbs gave a first reaction to the statement by Iran's supreme leader at the weekend that the Islamic republic was ready to reciprocate if the United States changed its attitude towards his country.
  • Financial crisis no excuse to slow carbon fight: UN climate chief

    11/27/2008 6:34:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 711+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/27/08 | Jonathan Fowler
    WARSAW (AFP) – The world financial crisis must not become an excuse for backsliding on efforts to curb global carbon emissions, a top UN environmental official warned Thursday. While acknowledging the severity of the financial turmoil, Yvo de Boer, who oversees the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) said: "To use the financial crisis as an excuse not to act on climate change would basically amount to setting yourself up for the next financial crisis." De Boer spoke at a Warsaw conference of governments and leaders from the energy, steel, cement and aluminium sectors, which are among the major...
  • FR issues? (vanity - FR server issues?)

    09/07/2008 10:50:54 AM PDT · by TheBattman · 27 replies · 391+ views
    None ^ | 9/7/2008 | Me
    OK - ever so often I see a thread or a comment about FreeRepublic being very slow, that the server is responding slowly, or that there are problems with posting. I too have noticed major slowdowns and lately have seen more and more "server not responding" errors. What is odd - a ping of (the IP address of FR) comes back just fine and quite speedy. Yet the errors and slow response when opening threads and posting are getting worse. Have I missed something? I have actually spent more time here on FR in the last few weeks than...
  • ‘Slow Life’ and its Implications

    08/07/2008 8:52:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 281+ views
    Imagine a form of life so unusual that we cannot figure out how it dies. That’s exactly what researchers are finding beneath the floor of the sea off Peru. The microbes being studied there — single-celled organisms called Archaea — live in time frames that can perhaps best be described as geological. Consider: A bacteria like Escherichia Coli divides and reproduces every twenty minutes or so. But the microbes in the so-called Peruvian Margin take hundreds or thousands of years to divide. “In essence, these microbes are almost, practically dead by our normal standards,” says Christopher H. House (Penn State)....
  • Why is FR sooooooo SLOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW??

    10/19/2007 6:13:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 53 replies · 60+ views
    What's up with FR being sooooooooo slooooooowwwwww???? It's behaving as if I'm connected with a 300 baud dial-up modem and I've got a cable modem. FR is the only site acting like this. I can go anywhere else instantly.
  • Fred’s Principles

    10/03/2007 9:51:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 204+ views
    Fred08 ^ | September 26, 2007
    At Friends of Fred Thompson our mission is to explain how great a leader and future President Fred will be. We believe to take the measure of a man you must understand his principles. What will be the standards he applies as issues come before him? Fred Thompson has clear principles he has honed through his years of public service. We now have those principles on the website. Here are a few: Individual Liberty. As Jefferson spelled out in the Declaration of Independence, our basic rights come from God, not from government, and that among these inalienable rights is...
  • Commander Says Progress Slow but Vital to Iraq Stability

    05/11/2007 5:14:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 249+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2007 – The most powerful weapon in Iraq will be proving to the population that the government is capable of providing essential services and security, a U.S. commander in northern Iraq said today in a news conference.  An important task of the government will be competent participation at the provincial level, Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, the commander of Multinational Division North, told Pentagon reporters via videoconference. “That confidence will enhance our security operations and enable us to ultimately defeat the enemy,” he said. Although some of the northern provinces have shown success in working toward...
  • 'Slow motion' runner finishes marathon a week late

    04/30/2007 6:17:34 AM PDT · by bedolido · 2 replies · 193+ views ^ | 04-30-2007 | staff writer
    'Slow motion' marathon runner Greg Billingham has finished the London Marathon one week after the event started. Thirty-nine-year-old Billingham decided to "run" the 42-kilometre event at an ultra-slow pace of 4.8 kilometres every 10 hours, to raise money for the charity Children with Leukaemia. He said he ran in slow motion because people who become ill often find their lives slowed down. Billingham, who had never run a marathon before, hopes to have raised between 30,000 and 40,000 pounds for the charity. "At first people look at you strangely... People weren't too sure whether it was a joke," he said....
  • Capitol Police Frustrated By Slow Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) Assault Case

    05/26/2006 3:32:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies · 1,300+ views ^ | 5/23/06 | JOHN McARDLE
    Capitol Police Frustrated By Slow McKinney CaseUpdated: May 23rd, 2006 04:54 PM PDT JOHN McARDLE Roll Call As another week ended without a decision from the grand jury reviewing Rep. Cynthia McKinney's (D-Ga.) alleged assault on a U.S. Capitol Police officer, police labor committee officials expressed frustration on Friday with how long the process is taking and how the U.S. Attorney's office has handled the case. More than a month and a half after the incident occurred, USCP Fraternal Order of Police Chairman Andy Maybo said Friday that "there is a large concern on behalf of the U.S. Capitol Police...
  • CA: Republican 'unity' may be slow in coming - 50th CD

    04/13/2006 9:03:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 385+ views
    North County Times ^ | 4/13/06 | Gig Conaughton
    NORTH COUNTY ---- Even before Brian Bilbray appeared to clinch a narrow victory Tuesday over 13 other Republican rivals to run against Democrat Francine Busby in eight short weeks to replace disgraced former Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham, supporters called on the field to "unite" behind Bilbray's candidacy. But a day later, it appeared that unity could be slow in coming. Eric Roach, Bilbray's nearest Republican rival, said Wednesday through campaign managers that he might ask for a recount of votes cast in the sprawling 50th District ---- a move that would delay Republican solidarity in the weeks of campaigning left...
  • 'Move over' law gets serious (You Left-Lane Florida vigilantes are going down)

    03/02/2006 6:22:13 AM PST · by devane617 · 39 replies · 1,166+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 03/02/2006 | PHIL LONG
    South Florida drivers who don't ''move over'' when they see the flashing lights of a law enforcement officer or medic working on the roadside may find themselves in trouble this week. While some troopers are stopping speeders on several freeways across the region, others will be lurking on nearby overpasses ready to target motorists who don't vacate the lane closest to the shoulder where officers have the speeders stopped. ''People are not aware of the move-over law, or they are completely ignoring it,'' Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Pat Santangelo said of the legislation passed in 2002. Here's how the project...
  • Strike Can't Slow London's Celebration

    12/31/2005 9:37:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 296+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/31/05 | Ed Johnson - ap
    LONDON - Londoners ignored a subway strike to welcome the New Year. Some Japanese climbed a snowcapped peak to see the first sunrise of 2006. GIs in Iraq got a year-end "American Idol" treat. New Year's Celebrations like these spread throughout the world Saturday and early Sunday and were generally jubilant, a contrast with last year when the devastation of the Indian Ocean tsunami led many countries and individuals to cancel festivities. In France, youths burned hundreds of cars in a traditional year-end form of vandalism, but the country appeared to have avoided a massive resurgence of the rioting that...
  • Sony DvD Players are Slow to play dvds

    12/23/2005 11:39:37 AM PST · by 1FASTGLOCK45 · 15 replies · 479+ views
    Me ^ | 12/23/2005 | Me.
    Before i bought my Dvd player, I was pondering why everyone complains Sony Dvd players (i'm not sure how many models) take a while to load and start.
  • Louisiana Democrat Governor Kathleen Blanco Blamed for Slow Removal of Bodies

    10/27/2005 6:24:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies · 1,576+ views
    Daily Sentinal ^ | 10/27/05 | LARA JAKES JORDAN
    La. Gov. Blamed for Slow Removal of Bodies By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer Louisiana Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, left, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, background center, and Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco leave a meeting where they addressed the immediate, post-hurricane priorities for the New Orleans hospitality industry, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber) WASHINGTON — Bodies of people killed by Hurricane Katrina went uncollected for more than a week in the New Orleans area as the federal government waited for Louisiana's governor to decide what to do with them, according to memos released Thursday...
  • Going nowhere too slowly (83-year-old woman fined for taking too long to cross the street)

    10/07/2005 7:19:00 AM PDT · by dead · 44 replies · 3,534+ views
    Sunday Times (South Africa) ^ | Friday October 07, 2005 07:28 - (SA)
    SYDNEY - An 83-year-old Australian woman who was fined for crossing the road too slowly has had the ticket torn up following community outrage, reports said. Pensioner Pat Gallen, who uses a walking stick to get around, was fined 30 dollars (23 US dollars) for failing to cross a road in her hometown of Malanda in far north Queensland "in the most direct route," The Daily Telegraph reported. "She didn't know whether to laugh or cry," her friend Fay Millist was quoted as telling Australian Associated Press. "Everyone thought the whole thing was so wrong in the first place for...
  • The Slow Demise of the Citizen Legislature Continues

    08/23/2005 9:20:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 469+ views ^ | 8/23/05 | Thomas G. Del Beccaro
    The professional politicians are considering passing a law that would ban “outside” income for legislatures – if they succeed, they will be putting one more nail in the coffin of your citizen legislature. That is no small threat to freedom. It is important to recall that, according to James Madison, the Father of our Constitution: The government ought to possess not only, first, the force, but secondly, the mind or sense of the people at large. The legislature ought to be the most exact transcript of the whole society. Such hope is plainly understood when you consider Madison’s belief that...
  • Tens of thousands slow traffic in Israel

    06/27/2005 2:52:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 683+ views
    WND ^ | June 27, 2005 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Tens of thousands of drivers throughout the country parked their cars on the sides of major roads and highways, and thousands more demonstrators showed up on foot to protest the planned withdrawal of Jewish communities from Gaza and parts of the West Bank this summer. Today's campaign, dubbed "Stop for a minute, think for a minute," was led by the Yesha settler's council, which claimed tonight about 40,000 cars and 200,000 demonstrators participated. Drivers were asked to pull over to the side of the road for 15 minutes and exit their vehicles while waving orange ribbons, Israeli flags...
  • Will the speed of light always be a barrier?

    06/12/2005 6:00:55 PM PDT · by vannrox · 135 replies · 4,346+ views
    Air and Space Magaine. Vol # 1 March 1978 | March 1978 | Editorial Staff w/ Melvin B. Zistein
    Light Speed a Barrier? To go, the children of tomorrow may have had to discover what is believed impossible today -- how to travel faster than light. Mel Zisfein, deputy director of the national Air and Space Museum, and an aerosynamicist amoung other things, has noted a similarity between the way most people today regard "C," the speed of light, and the way many people a generation or so ago regarded "a", the speed of sound. For this publication, he sketched the illustrations which appear on the following page, and drafted the following... "Some people used to look at...
  • IE 7 to take a cue from Firefox

    05/17/2005 4:32:51 PM PDT · by Panerai · 30 replies · 680+ views
    Cnet News ^ | 05/17/2005 | Renai LeMay
    Microsoft has confirmed that its upcoming version of Internet Explorer will include tabbed browsing, a feature made popular by competitors Opera Software and Firefox.In a Microsoft blog, IE product unit manager Dean Hachamovitch told consumers not to expect too much from tabbed browsing in IE's beta offering. "The tabbed browsing experience in the upcoming IE 7 beta is pretty basic," he said. "The main goal for tabs in our beta release is to make sure our implementation delivers on compatibility and security. The variety of IE configurations and add-ins across the Internet is tremendous." Hachamovitch said his team would seek...
  • CA: Slow spending of anti-terror funds cited

    02/25/2005 9:06:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 302+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/25/05 | Edie Lau
    California's efforts to bolster its homeland security are uncoordinated and piecemeal, and the agencies in charge are falling behind in using hundreds of millions of dollars in federal anti-terrorism grants, according to an assessment by the Legislative Analyst's Office released Thursday. The analysis found that the state Office of Homeland Security and Department of Health Services have spent only 31 percent of the $869.3 million in federal funds given to the state over the past five years to defend against potential terrorist attacks. The assessment raises uncomfortable questions about the state's vulnerability to attack. "The implication is that we have...
  • CA: System to police farm pollution starts slow

    02/21/2005 8:55:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 240+ views
    Stockton Record ^ | 2/21/05 | Dana Nichols
    Farmers, environmentalists and pollution cops are unhappy with the system for policing pollution caused by farm irrigation that went into effect a year ago. And almost no one can point to evidence that the new system of testing by coalitions of farmland owners is doing any good. The first reports that might show whether the coalitions have managed to prevent toxic substances such as pesticides from running into rivers or sinking into groundwater are due April 1. But two of the nine coalitions that cover the Central Valley -- including the one handling farms in San Joaquin County and the...
  • Did anyone see the comedian on HBO, "A smoking pile of zotted ashes?"

    01/20/2005 8:10:38 PM PST · by Derek2012 · 110 replies · 3,131+ views
    Derek, RIP.
    Ever hear of how republican's always call the liberal left "Whiner's"? Well, take a look at Wa. State, ...who are the Whiner's now? LOTS OF LAUGHS! Boy, the shoes on the other foot now! I think it's great, don't you? These people deserve it..! Has anyone seen the comedian on HBO, who gave a discription of a "Republican"? Wow was that great, and very very true.
  • [Theo van Gogh and] "Education By Murder" in Holland

    11/16/2004 11:23:33 AM PST · by stevejackson · 19 replies · 939+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 16, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in Holland: Portent of Things to Come? and Dutch Center-Right Coalition Stands up to Islamism."Education by murder" describes the slow and painful way people wake up to the problem of radical Islam. It took 3,000 deaths to wake up Americans, or at least to wake up the half of them who are conservative. Likewise, it took hundreds of deaths in the Bali explosion to semi-wake up Australians; it took the Madrid assault for Spaniards, and the Beslan atrocity for Russians. Twelve workers beheaded in Iraq awoke the Nepalese.But it took just one death...