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  • The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations

    05/28/2018 5:21:09 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 50 replies
    citylab ^ | 22 May 2018 | ALLAN RICHARZ
    ... Japanese rail system occasionally becomes the focus of international headlines—as on May 11, when West Japan Railways issued a florid apology after one of its commuter trains left the station 25 seconds early.... The orderliness of society is taken as a given—Japanese commuters know how to queue on an escalator and can easily navigate the confusing, but wide-open, spaces of Tokyo’s rail stations without assistance. This allows rail operators to instead focus on deeper psychological manipulation. Operating on the theory that exposure to blue light has a calming effect on one’s mood, rail stations in Japan began installing these...
  • Taco Bell Space Station? It’s possible, panelists say

    04/19/2018 5:59:45 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    Space News ^ | 4/19/18 | Debra Werner
    COLORADO SPRINGS — Future private space stations may be sponsored by major corporations, which prompted a spirited discussion during a panel on the future of low Earth orbit at the 34th Space Symposium here. “I don’t want the Taco Bell International Space Station,” said Erin MacDonald, modeling and simulation engineer for Engility’s Space and Mission Systems Group. “I think it goes against what the public perceives the space station is supposed to be like.” While the International Space Station is unlikely to be rebranded by Taco Bell or any other corporation, if a new commercial space station is “paid for...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Young People Write Pope’s Via Crucis at Colosseum

    03/08/2018 11:37:56 AM PST · by ebb tide
    Zenit ^ | March 8, 2018 | Deborah Castellano Lubov
    A few months before the Synod on Young People set to take place in October 2018, for the traditional Way of the Cross at Rome’s Colosseum, which will take place on Good Friday, March 30, 2018, Pope Francis asked young people to prepare the meditations of the 14 stations. Fifteen young people will be exploring themes, such as the meaning of justice, the scandal of the Cross, dialogue and confrontation.
  • What Is The Best Shortwave Radio (multi-band) On A Budget? (vanity)

    02/06/2013 7:37:43 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 61 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2/6/21013 | Moi
    I had a great multi-band radio a few years ago and would love to get one again. It was great listening to it at night. Loved the 'numbers stations' (and would LOVE to hear theories about them!). They were sooooooo creepy. I like analog receivers. I know their outdated......but easier to tune. I'm looking in the $150 range and under. Don't want to spend much as we have a lot of expenses coming up.
  • Charging stations not getting much use (outnumber electric cars in Tennessee)

    12/19/2011 7:18:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    WSMV ^ | 12/17/11
    Charging stations not getting much use NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Charging stations in Tennessee outnumber electric cars and many aren't used for hours or even days at a time, according to a newspaper investigation. State data analyzed by The Tennessean show that about 270 all-electric cars were registered in Tennessee in 2011 while there are about 500 charging stations set up in public areas to serve them ( The Tennessean said it visited more than 12 charging units over a 2-day period this month and found multiple cars refueling at only one site - Nissan's automobile plant in Smyrna. Nissan...
  • Charging stations for hybrids coming

    10/10/2011 5:38:01 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-9-11 | Frederick Melo
    The city is promoting two new plug-in hybrid electric cars available for use by members of the Hourcar vehicle-sharing organization in St. Paul and Minneapolis. This fall and next spring, St. Paul will install 20 public stations where drivers can charge the vehicles. The two new hybrid cars were bought with a $30,000 contribution from Xcel Energy. Hourcar is run by the Neighborhood Energy Connection, a St. Paul nonprofit. The vehicles are in the Lawson and Lowertown parking ramps in downtown St. Paul. There are 13 Hourcars at nine locations throughout the city. Charging station locations, rates and details can...
  • Obama rewarding local stations in battleground states with biggest ‘get’ in TV news

    03/27/2011 8:48:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/27/11 | Peter Wallsten
    Ever since he quit smoking, President Obama has been staving off nicotine cravings by reaching for celery sticks. He thinks Americans who help Mexican drug cartels should be “thrown in jail.” And he has an open invitation to enjoy lemon martinis in Miami. These are just a few of the exclusive news nuggets to emerge from the White House in recent days. The new details were not disclosed by the army of White House reporters employed by the country’s biggest news media organizations to track Obama’s every move and word.
  • How Arab Satellite Stations Show the Unrest in the Arab World

    01/27/2011 5:15:39 PM PST · by Nachum
    inn ^ | 1/27/11 | David Lev
    With no fewer than five major areas of unrest/revolutions/regime changes going on in the Arab world, Arab satellite television, one of the mainstays of information dissemination in the Middle East, has been playing a major role in communicating news – or attempting, if not to suppress it, then at least to spin it. For most Westerners (and Israelis), “satellite TV,” like cable TV, means a mix of entertainment and news stations – mostly entertainment. And with the decline of terrestrial TV in most parts of the world, families and individuals who want to watch television usually take out a subscription...
  • Sledgehammers used on locked polling station..

    11/02/2010 5:57:36 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 2 replies
    twitter ^ | 2-nov-2010 | committee of 70
    Sledgehammers were used to open polling places in West Philly...
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
  • Former WPLG and WSVN Reporter Protests Stations For Sucking So Much (Free Republic mentioned)

    11/16/2009 2:54:52 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 8 replies · 1,136+ views
    Seems that former WSVN and WPLG reporter Olga Bichachi is sick and tired of the fluff her former employers pass off as news, reports SFLTV. She recently joined a group of protestors outside Local 10, and found time to give an interview that was posted on YouTube.
  • (Vanity) Stations 2009 (From Franciscan Monastery DC) (Graphics-Heavy)

    04/10/2009 9:15:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 256+ views
    4/10/2009 | me
    Thought some of you might be interested in seeing some pix from this year's Stations of the Cross at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America located in N.E. DC Getting ready for the Stations   Little Sisters of the Poor waiting on station 1   Some of the brothers getting ready   And there comes the Cross. BTW, as a matter of trivia, there is a relic in the cross; however, no, I don't know what relic (if somebody knows, please share it with the rest of us)   And starting off with the first station: Jesus...
  • Call your local radio station that currently carries Bill O'Reilly to pick up Mark Levin

    02/25/2009 10:15:56 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 40 replies · 1,400+ views
    vanity | February 25, 2009 | the eagle has landed
    Since the Bill O'Reilly Factor is going off the air after tommorrow. If you haven't already called let them know you would like them to add Mark Levin. He is great and doesn't put up with the liberals or Repubics nonsense.
  • The Ghosts of Antarctica: Abandoned Stations and Huts

    12/15/2008 10:24:29 AM PST · by BGHater · 37 replies · 2,761+ views
    DRB ^ | 09 Dec 2008 | Constantine vonHoffman
    More ghosts per capita than any continent Does Antarctica have the most ghosts of any continent? On a per capita basis, the answer is yes. While the South Pole and environs doesn’t have a permanent population, there are on average 2,500 people living there during the year -- approximately 4000 in summer and 1000 incredibly hardy ones in winter (source). While no complete necrologies exists for the Antarctic, at least 268 people have died there since humanity first decided it was a good place to visit. So if the ghosts divvie the work evenly, each one only has to haunt...
  • More than 500 million tune in for WYD Stations of the Cross [Ecumenical]

    07/18/2008 1:58:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 96+ views
    CNA ^ | July 18, 2008
    Sydney, Jul 18, 2008 / 09:36 am (CNA).- Spectacular scenes were played out across Sydney city’s landmarks, as part of the re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross for WYD. An audience of half a billion tuned in to watch the performance that involved around 80 performers and was played out by young people at six major venues. Over 270,000 international and local spectators also made their way to points around the city to watch the Stations of the Cross live and on big screen televisions. The first station held on the steps of St Mary’s Cathedral was attended...
  • New Iraqi Police Stations Open for Business

    02/14/2008 5:00:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 31+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. James P. Hunter, USA
    BAGHDAD, Feb. 14, 2008 – Iraqi police stations officially opened for business Feb. 10 in the Adil, Khadra and Jamia neighborhoods in the Iraqi capital’s Mansour district. An Iraqi policeman takes roll at the Adil police station in western Baghdad, Feb. 9, 2008, prior to police training. Iraqi police stations officially opened for business in three neighborhoods of Baghdad’s Mansour district the next day. Photo by Sgt. James P. Hunter, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. More than 490 recruits graduated from the Camp Fiji Iraqi Police Training Facility in Baghdad, and more than 260 of them were...
  • The Cross as a Journey: The Stations of the Cross for Protestant Worship (Christian Caucus)

    04/04/2007 3:44:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies · 5,160+ views
    CRI/Voice Institute ^ | Dennis Bratcher
    The Stations of the Cross has two related meanings. In one sense, the Stations of the Cross refers to the liturgical practice of using various events in the final hours of Jesus’ life as a structure for prayer and meditation (also called the Via Crucis or Way of the Cross). These events encompass Jesus’ journey carrying his cross from the Hall of Pilate where he was condemned to death to the site of his execution on Golgotha (Calvary). As part of their acts of devotion, early Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem retraced the route of Jesus as he carried his cross...
  • Biblicist Penned Text for (2007) Way of the Cross

    02/23/2007 7:00:50 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 323+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 23, 2007
    VATICAN CITY, FEB. 23, 2007 ( The text for this Good Friday's Way of the Cross at the Colosseum has been written by Monsignor Gianfranco Ravasi, an Italian biblicist. The news was published in a press statement sent by the Vatican Publishing House. The text will guide the meditation of tens of thousands of pilgrims, who will participate in the ceremony on Good Friday. Benedict XVI will preside. Gianfranco Ravasi was born in 1942, and was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Milan in 1966. He is prefect of Milan's Ambrosian Library, a professor of biblical exegesis at the...
  • Way of the Cross to Focus on Loss of Sense of Sin (Pope prepares for Holy Week)

    04/06/2006 6:16:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 532+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | August 6, 2006
    VATICAN CITY, APRIL 6, 2006 ( The loss of the sense of sin and its consequences for humanity will be central themes of the text of this Good Friday's Way of the Cross at the Colosseum. The text for the Stations of the Cross this year has been written by Archbishop Angelo Comastri, the Pope's vicar for Vatican City. Vatican sources told ZENIT that the meditations for each of the 14 Stations that Jesus went through in his passion will be published in a volume by the Vatican Publishing House, beginning April 11. These texts will guide the meditation of...
  • The Way of The Cross - a devotional reflection on Christ's Passion

    03/11/2006 3:37:20 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies · 5,820+ views
    March 11, 2006
    The Way of the Cross According to The Antiochene Syriac Maronite Church A plenary indulgence can be gained once a day for making the Way of the Cross and praying for the intentions of our Holy Father the Pope. The following stations of the cross are based on those celebrated in the Antiochene Syriac Maronite Church. They are presented here as a way of reflecting more deeply on the accounts of Christ's passion. The presiding Celebrant may be a priest or deacon. This Celebrant prays the opening and closing prayers, leads the acclamation, announces the stations, and says the...