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  • Scientists discover ‘deadliest substance known to man’

    10/15/2013 11:44:40 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/15/13 | By News.com.au
    Scientists discover ‘deadliest substance known to man’ By News.com.auOctober 15, 2013 | 1:34pm Scientists have discovered a new type of botox they believe is the “deadliest substance known to man” and have withheld the DNA sequence because an antidote is not known. It is the first time the scientific community has made such a move to withhold such information but security concerns have dictated that they do so. New Scientist reports that just 2 billionths of a gram, or inhaling 13 billionths of a gram, of the protein botulinum produced by the soil bacterium Clostridium botulinum will kill an adult.
  • Obama: I Care More About Substance Over Style

    09/21/2013 8:14:10 PM PDT · by Chris in VA · 18 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | 9/21/13 | Chris McAllister
    “I’m less concerned about style points. I’m much more concerned with getting the policy right…” – Barack Obama This statement he made in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos is something that has stuck with me the past few days. This president is so obsessed with style over substance that “style” has been considered his only strong suit. This is why his “likability” has been so high with people – he’s a nice guy. That is how he has gotten to where he is today without accomplishing anything of substance.
  • Secret Service: Suspicious letter mailed to Obama

    04/17/2013 8:47:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 66 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says it has intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a "suspicious substance." Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says the letter was intercepted at a facility away from the White House. He says the letter was received Tuesday.
  • Romney is proficient but unloved

    10/27/2011 2:00:05 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | October 27, 2011 | RICH LOWRY
    It might have been Mitt Romney’s most revealing moment in all the Republican debates. Badgered by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who was continually interrupting him, Romney appealed to CNN moderator Anderson Cooper to reassert the rules of the debate: “Anderson?” That one-word plaint could stand for all of Romney’s straight-arrowness. It is a virtue and a curse. “Scandal” and “Romney” are two words you expect never to have to see in a sentence together. He’s every bit as upstanding as you would expect from a former Mormon bishop, a father of five and grandfather of 16. Romney is a familiar...
  • Herman Cain On FOX Sunday With Chris Wallace

    05/23/2011 6:30:49 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 110 replies · 1+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | Monday, May 23, 2011 | Gargantua
    While it is clear from the outset that a large percentage of lurkers and posters on FreeRepublic are staunch supporters of Sarah Palin, there are nonetheless a significant if considerably smaller number who avidly support Herman Cain. My curiosity piqued by this fact, I decided to watch Herman in his interview yesterday on “2012 One-on-One” with Chris Wallace, FOX NEWS Sunday. As the show opened, Chris ran a videotape of Herman at a campaign stop where he commandeered the stage with an undeniable presence, arms spread expansively, and said “Once I am president, Americans will be able to say, “Free...
  • Hazmat Team Responds to 'Unidentifiable Substance' on North Carolina Plane

    04/20/2011 8:00:35 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 36 replies · 1+ views
    fox news ^ | 20-april-2011 | fox news
    DEVELOPING: A plane landed on an isolated airfield on Raleigh-Durham International Airport Wednesday after authorities said an “unidentifiable substance” was found in the restroom on a flight.
  • Holder Urges GOP Oversight To Focus On "Substance," Not "Politically Attractive" Things

    01/01/2011 10:52:06 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 129 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | December 15, 2010 | Mike Levine
    Holder Urges GOP Oversight To Focus On "Substance," Not "Politically Attractive" Things; Incoming Chairman Vows "Fair" Oversight As House Republicans weigh how to spend their time after taking power of the oversight committees in January, Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged the committee overseeing his department to "focus on things that are not going to be politically attractive but will be of substance." Before November's mid-term elections, Republicans on Capitol Hill promised to investigate allegations by two attorneys -- one currently with the Justice Department -- that the department's Civil Rights Division is "hostile" toward "race-neutral enforcement" of voting...
  • Obama lovers vs. the tea-party crew

    01/14/2010 3:48:56 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies · 540+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 14, 2010 | Michael Barone
    When you look back over the surges of enthusiasm in the politics of the last two years, you see something like this: The Obama enthusiasts who dominated so much of the 2008 campaign cycle were motivated by style. The tea-party protesters who dominated so much of 2009 were motivated by substance. Remember those rapturous crowds that swooned at Barack Obama's rhetoric. "We are the change we are seeking," he proclaimed. "We will be able to look back and tell our children" that "this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to...
  • Palinism: The Substance of Sarah Palin's World View

    12/09/2009 6:32:51 AM PST · by Josh Painter · 9 replies · 627+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 8:25 AM | Josh Painter
    A recent New York Sun editorial makes the observation that the essence of Sarah Palin's world view — which the editor has dubbed "Palinism" — is emerging: "...and it is far more substantive than her detractors suggest or than we gained a glimpse of during the campaign. She has been, in a straightforward way, stepping up on certain issues that her fellow Republicans would do well to emulate."The 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate's statement on Israel is one example cited in the editorial: "It provides a glimpse of a leader who would respect Israel’s right to establish, democratically, its own...
  • Democrats, Style, Substance, Falling Polls & A Republican Response

    09/09/2009 9:13:54 AM PDT · by usflagwaver · 1 replies · 323+ views
    politicalvanguard.com ^ | 9/9/09 | Thomas G. Del Beccaro
    What a difference 200 days can make. When Obama took the oath of office at the end of January, the Democrats had a 7% lead in the Rasmussen, generic congressional ballot – a simple poll that asks the question if the election were held today, would you prefer a Republican or a Democrat for Congress (no names – just a question of Party preference). As of September 6, 2009, that lead was symmetrically reversed to a 7% Republican lead – a historic 14% swing. There are two main reasons for that reversal – style and substance.
  • Style, Substance and Conservatism

    03/01/2009 6:58:02 PM PST · by redhotright · 1 replies · 227+ views
    http://redhotright.blogspot.com/ ^ | 2009-03-01 | Red-Hot Right
    I didn't attend the CPAC conference, but, thanks to the Internet, I got to see a lot of the speeches. Thoroughly loved a lot of what I saw. Rush's speech was spot on. And Ann Coulter had me laughing so hard my ribs hurt. Some excellent speeches from quite a few others well: Jonathan Krohn, Mike Huckabee, etc.. One of the things I noticed before CPAC was that people kept talking about "redefining conservatism". But I kept asking myself over and over... why would we need to redefine conservatism? What's wrong with it that makes it out of touch? But...
  • We Brought Hope

    01/22/2009 1:45:25 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 10 replies · 448+ views
    New World Order ^ | 1/22/09 | Greg Angellio
    Well, I too must admit I am excited about Obama. It is a great testament to the growth of our country. He is our president and I will stick by him and hope we can make progress out of these disastrous economic times we are all facing as a country. However.... My fear is that we all bought hope high and sold reality low. Ultimately words can only go so far. Obama has given many of us hope. When he talks we all show up and we all feel better. We all get gitty in fact, for lack of a...
  • “Substance” Airing in Iowa

    12/28/2007 11:36:06 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 40 replies · 158+ views
    http://fredfile.fred08.com ^ | Dec 28, 2007 | By Sean Hackbarth
    « Morning Briefing: 12.28.07 Video: On the Road in Iowa » “Substance” Airing in Iowa Posted on December 28th, 2007 By Sean Hackbarth in Announcements   Your efforts are working. “Substance” is now airing in Iowa. We’re only $87,398 away from making sure it stays running through the caucuses. If 2200 people give $40 we make our goal. That’s doable since our average contribution today has been over $70.This wide-open Republican race means anything can happen. “Substance” on the air could be key to success.Spread the word by blogging, leaving blog comments, talking it up on forums, using your...
  • Who's Being Rational? (Appeasement And Peace Through Strength Schools Compared Alert)

    12/15/2007 3:15:38 PM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 255+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/14/007 | Caroline Glick
    Life in southern Israel is unbearable. Since last January, on average, 6.3 mortars and rockets have been fired from Gaza on southern Israel every day. As Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilna'i warned the heads of the communities around Gaza last week, due to the improvements in the Palestinian arsenal since Israel vacated Gaza two years ago, the Palestinians now field missiles and rockets with extended ranges that place 130,000 Israelis under threat of missile attack. Wednesday, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi made clear that if Israel wishes to secure its citizens there is only one thing it...
  • One Of Every Three Popular Songs Contains References To Substance Use

    11/11/2007 5:19:57 PM PST · by blam · 77 replies · 161+ views
    Science Daily ^ | American Public Health Association.
    One Of Every Three Popular Songs Contains References To Substance Use ScienceDaily (Nov. 11, 2007) — Know what your kids are listening to when they’re blocking you out with their iPod earbuds firmly in place? If they are listening to popular music, chances are high that they are hearing references to substance use. According to new research presented at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C., 33 percent of the most popular songs of 2005 portrayed substance use. The study, in which researchers analyzed 279 of the year’s most popular songs according to Billboard magazine,...
  • Obama’s yet to serve up substance

    12/29/2006 11:14:59 PM PST · by jdm · 24 replies · 737+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Dec 30, 2006 | Jay Ambrose
    Barack Obama visited New Hampshire, wowed the Democrats there and jumped up more than 20 points in the polls to a tie with Hillary Clinton, all of which means he could be in for it. “Where’s the beef?” more and more people will ask and already are asking, even including Gary Hart, the most famous political target of that withering inquiry. In 1984, when he was trying to wrest the Democratic nomination for president away from Walter Mondale, Hart talked endlessly about the need for new ideas, even though it was not apparent he had any. Mondale noticed as much,...
  • My Addicted Son

    02/06/2005 7:23:26 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 298 replies · 7,409+ views
    NYT Magazine ^ | 6 February 2005 | DAVID SHEFF
    "...Nick now claims that he was searching for methamphetamine for his entire life, and when he tried it for the first time, as he says, ''That was that.'' It would have been no easier to see him strung out on heroin or cocaine, but as every parent of a methamphetamine addict comes to learn, this drug has a unique, horrific quality. In an interview, Stephan Jenkins, the singer in the band Third Eye Blind, said that methamphetamine makes you feel ''bright and shiny.'' It also makes you paranoid, incoherent and both destructive and pathetically and relentlessly self-destructive. Then you will...
  • Dems Altering Style, Not Substance (Is liberalism dead? Is Howard Dean crazy?)

    12/11/2004 5:38:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies · 1,018+ views
    CBS News ^ | 12/09/04 | Terence Samuel
    Dems Altering Style, Not Substance Terence Samuel Dec. 9, 2004 As has been authoritatively reported, there is an unparalleled amount of angst coursing through Democratic veins these days, both in Washington and around the country, about what the party needs to do to reverse its recent string of defeats. "Change" seems to be the consensus answer -- but that's where the consensus begins and ends. The increasingly heated debate over who should be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and how he or she should be chosen is only the most dramatic feature of the agonized self-examination....
  • DEBATABLE DEBATE IMPRESSIONS, PART II: EDWARDS - MORE THAN A PRETTY FACE?

    10/07/2004 3:40:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 282+ views
    DON'T MOVE ON.ORG ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2004 | BOB REDMAN
    Debatable Debate Impressions, Part II Edwards – More than a Pretty Face? by Bob Redman (7 Oct. 2004) In my article about the first debate between Bush and Kerry I enumerated eleven of the many cheap shots which Kerry made. During the vice-presidential debate on Tuesday evening, Edwards repeated and/or elaborated on the cheap shots, and added some of his own. A detailed analysis of the whole tissue of obfuscation would run to several pages which most of you wouldn’t read to the end. I therefore content myself with the elucidation of only one of Edward’s trial lawyers' devices which...
  • Shelving the Debates in Favor of a Bicycle Race

    10/04/2004 6:12:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 9 replies · 320+ views
    3 Oct 04 | Xzins
    We couldn't choose snowboarding, because I've never heard that President Bush has ever snowboarded. I thought about using "clearing brush on the ranch," because Kerry has said that he did that once upon a time in his storied past, but I chose against it. It probably happened in Cambodia and Kerry wouldn't be able to reveal any top secret details. So I chose bicycling. There are some things to commend it. First, both men have indicated that they ride. In fact, I believe the President's bike bit the dirt sometime in the not so distant past. Then, of course, there...
  • SPECIAL POST-DEBATE RELEASE

    10/01/2004 2:08:53 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 815+ views
    JB WILLIAMS.COM ^ | OCTOBER 1, 2004 | JB WILLIAMS
    Special Post-Debate Release....10-1, 2004 Style vs. Substance Round 1 Written by JB Williams ©2004-09-30 Before even I become confused by the pundit’s efforts to tell me what I saw and heard last night, I’m writing round one of the 2004 Presidential debates in to my own history book. The answer to who won the first round will depend on who you ask. If you’re asking me, both candidates lost… John Kerry looked good, was articulate, on message, calm, forceful, yet uncharacteristically respectful. Bush looked tired, verbally stumbling at times, a bit too on message, forceful as expected, but almost agitated,...
  • Is Arnold just a really cool Gray Davis?

    09/26/2004 9:42:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 550+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | Sunday, September 26, 2004 | By STEVEN GREENHUT Columnist, The Orange County Regist
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's frequently repeated mantra, "Action, action, action," should be changed to, "Blather, blather, blather."The governator has been a big improvement from Gov.-reject Gray Davis, especially as he vetoes some of the worst anti-business legislation ever to reach a governor's desk, including a minimum-wage hike, but many of the deals he has hammered out with interest groups and legislators to "solve" ongoing state crises are now unraveling within months of the signing.That's because they lack "substance, substance, substance." In his zeal to get something done and project an action-oriented image that conforms to his action-figure status, the governor repeatedly...
  • If Kerry is to win, he'll have to find courage to be himself

    09/21/2004 12:28:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies · 432+ views
    Pasadena Star-News ^ | Septemer 21, 2004 | Bob Herbert
    History tells us you need more of a rationale than that to win the White House. The best candidates offer the electorate not just something, but someone, to believe in. Describing the aftermath of Harry Truman's remarkable triumph over Thomas E. Dewey in 1948, the biographer David McCullough wrote: "To such staunch Truman loyalists as Sam Rayburn and George Marshall, to the weary White House staff workers who had been with him all the way, there was never any question as to why Truman won. He had done it by being himself, never forgetting who he was, and by getting...
  • Life is Good ... but you can't be 41 forever

    05/31/2004 2:13:21 PM PDT · by Darlin' · 120 replies · 526+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 24 May 2004 | George H.W. Bush
    Age 80--What's it like? Let me help you with that one. Maybe other old guys can learn something from this octogenarian. Maybe as they ache and repeat themselves and tilt when they walk and wonder how others cope, they will see they are not alone. That should encourage them to head more confidently toward the finish line. First of all, there are a lot of changes when you get to be 80. In my case, I still feel like charging ahead and living life to the hilt, but my body lags behind. My mind is out there on the playing...
  • What's Love Got to Do With It?

    02/01/2004 6:20:52 AM PST · by Archangelsk · 3 replies · 109+ views
    The NY Times ^ | 020104 | Frank Rich
    What's Love Got to Do With It? The contest that counts is not between the Patriots and the Panthers. As always, the Super Bowl's commercials will very likely prove the main event, and today's show features a high-stakes ad-agency bout: for the first time, two prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction, Levitra and Cialis, are squaring off in the quest to grab a piece of the Viagra action. Who doesn't want to Monday-morning quarterback their double entendres? We've come a long way from Bob Dole, baby. Total sales for the three drugs approached $1.3 billion last year — a market...
  • When we needed substance, TV brought us irrelevance

    10/08/2003 3:46:18 PM PDT · by formercalifornian · 1 replies · 189+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10-07-03 | Rick Kushman
    You expected something more dramatic at the end. A vote going deep into the night, a sudden twist from early results, maybe Indiana Jones swinging in on a rope. But instead, this singular, Hollywood-colored election ended Tuesday night at the opening credits with a blowout, and you could almost see the disappointment on the faces of some reporters who were hoping for an all-night thriller. Instead, at 8:01 p.m. California time, everybody, I mean everybody, all the way to Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," called it for Arnold Schwarzenegger. And while the easy win may have been...
  • Substance released in the Fleet Center

    03/07/2003 7:35:17 PM PST · by hchutch · 40 replies · 352+ views
    ESPN ^ | 3/7/2003 | me
    Something got released in the Fleet center moments ago - some sort of substance. Security on top of it.
  • Scientists Develop Darkest Substance On Earth

    02/05/2003 3:23:29 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 214+ views
    Ananova ^ | 2-5-2003
    Scientists develop darkest substance on earth British scientists have invented the darkest material on Earth. The super-black coating was developed by researchers at the National Physical Laboratory in London. It could revolutionise optical instruments because it reflects 10 to 20 times less light than the black paint currently used to reduce unwanted reflections. The key to the nickel and phosphorous coating's blackness is that its surface is pitted with microscopic craters. "Super-black" is especially effective at absorbing light which hits it at an angle. With the light source at right angles, the coating reflects less than 0.35%. Black paint reflects...