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  • What happens to Insurance Company Revenues now that ObamaCare® has failed?

    11/12/2013 5:19:08 PM PST · by Vendome · 46 replies
    Vanity | 11/12/13 | Vendome
    So I am sitting here contemplating some business decisions and doing my forecasting for 2014. Suddenly it occurs to me the insurance companies must have done the same thing and expected a certain amount of customers and revenue relative to each spend. Bit...here it comes....this forecasts are crap since ObamaCare® website doesn't make it easy to acquire a customer and in fact, it impedes utilization. How are the presidents of these companies going to explain their churn and a funnel that operates more like a sieve ?
  • Truth Not Welcome at Event Sponsored by Two Catholic Universities: Fordham and Fairfield

    04/28/2011 1:56:02 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 6 replies
    TFP ^ | 04-28-11 | TFP Student Action
    In a new effort to adulterate Catholic moral teaching, a group of dissident Catholic intellectuals, activists and students plan to gather this Fall for a four-part lecture series themed: “More than a monologue: Sexual diversity and the Catholic Church.” Two Catholic universities, Fordham University and Fairfield University, together with Yale Divinity School and Union Theological Seminary are sponsoring the event, which will feature speakers who oppose basic Catholic moral values.  According to the invitation, “post-Catholics” will be in attendance. Register your peaceful protest nowDetails on the four events: Fordham University, New York (Sept. 16)Learning to Listen:  Voices of Sexual Diversity...
  • Dogs are 'smarter than cats'

    11/22/2010 5:28:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 147 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 11/21/10 | Peter Hutchison
    Dogs are cleverer than cats because their friendly character has helped them develop bigger brains, a study set to end the argument between pet lovers has shown. The intelligence of “a man’s best friend” has evolved at a greater rate than the less social cat over millions of years, scientists at Oxford University have claimed. It was often thought that the feline pet was smarter than its canine counterpart because it needed less attention but researchers have discovered that cat’s brains are smaller because they are less social.
  • Obamacare -- worse than nothing

    08/16/2009 9:01:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 373+ views
    Powerline ^ | 8/16/09 | Paul
    According to a Rasmussen survey released today, only 35 percent of Americans believe that passage of the bill "currently working its way through Congress" would be better than not passing any health care legislation this year. 54 percent of Americans disagree, believing that it would be better to pass no bill. The poll question is a bit misleading because there is no single bill working its way through Congress at this time. However, the results show pretty clearly that the Democrats are losing the health care debate. Democratic voters, of course, are still behind their party on this issue, though...
  • Fourteen is More Than Enough (Islamic invasion alert...)

    02/01/2009 5:08:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies · 2,551+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, February 1, 2009 | Joy Tiz
    When a 33-year-old, single woman gives birth to octuplets one thing we can count on is the mainstream media doing what it does best: providing a stream of disinformation in the name of political correctness. As Ann Coulter has pointed out single moms have been elevated to sainthood and are above criticism.
  • Why Christians should welcome, rather than stigmatize, unwed mothers and their children.

    09/20/2006 6:23:31 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 386 replies · 3,924+ views
    http://www.christianitytoday.com ^ | 9 16 06 | Amy Laura Hall
    Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, had a way with words. In 1922, she wrote a book chapter titled "The Cruelty of Charity." Charity toward the poor, especially toward poor immigrants, she opined, only "encourages the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others, which brings with it … a dead weight of human waste."
  • Natascha Weighs Less Than When Kidnapped (8-Year-Old)

    08/25/2006 6:07:36 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 699+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-26-2006 | Kate Connolly
    Natascha weighs less than when kidnapped By Kate Connolly in Vienna (Filed: 26/08/2006) The full horror of Natascha Kampusch's eight-year kidnap ordeal became clearer yesterday as her mother said that the 18-year-old girl weighed less now than when she was abducted. Brigitte Sirny said she had been shopping for size 6 clothes for her daughter whose weight had dropped to 6st 6lb despite having grown to 5ft 3in. She said her daughter had "nothing" except for an orange dress she was wearing when she escaped her "master". Natascha has developed a formal, slightly stilted high-German accent similar to that of...
  • More than 100 expected at border rally at Palominas Trading Post

    06/03/2006 2:49:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 612+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — The “S.O.S. Borders” organization expects more than 100 people at its rally at the Palominas Trading Post today The rally is scheduled to go from 9 a.m. to noon. At noon, demonstrators will form a human fence, intending to send a message to the U.S. Congress about the need for proper border security. “We want Congress to understand that we want border security and enforcement of our laws, first and foremost. The purpose of this rally is strictly to focus on border security,” S.O.S. Borders Co-executive Director Kimberly Fletcher said during a phone interview Friday as she...
  • Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Provides More Than Just Maps

    05/18/2006 4:59:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 338+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    BETHESDA, Md., May 18, 2006 – It might not be a household name, like, say, the CIA, but the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is an integral part of the U.S. intelligence community. Satellite Image of Islamabad, Pakistan. Courtesy of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency   Geospatial intelligence, or GEOINT, is the collecting and analysis of satellite imagery of the earth's surface. The mission of the agency, headquartered here, is to provide that type of intelligence to support national security objectives. "If it's something manmade or natural on the face of the earth and it has national security implications, then we map it, chart...
  • America Supports You: Troops Get More Than A Ton of Gourmet Coffee

    05/17/2006 4:36:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 380+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, May 17, 2006 – For the past six months, troops overseas have been getting a high dose of caffeine thanks to a partnership between a group dedicated to supporting combat troops and a family-owned coffee company. America Supports You member group Packages From Home partnered with Lindsey Gourmet Coffee, in Phoenix to send 3,000 pounds of coffee to troops deployed in combat zones. Here, Marines from 1st Marine Expeditionary Force pose with a coffee shipment in Camp Fallujah, Iraq, May 14. Clockwise from top left, Sgt. Wenzel, Master Sgt. Wolbaum, Cpl. Marcell, Master Sgt. McDonald, Master Sgt. Harold,...
  • Today's World More Free Than Ever, Rumsfeld Says

    05/16/2006 4:31:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 277+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 16, 2006 – Wars, by their nature, are full of successes and failures, no matter how they are remembered, the nation's top defense official said today. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld speaks to the Virginia Military Institute Class of 2006 during their commencement ceremony in Lexington, Va. on May 16. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, USN  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld spoke to 245 graduating cadets, about 105 of whom will soon serve as military officers, at Virginia Military Institute's commencement ceremony, in Lexington, Va. "We...
  • N.J. Scraps 2nd Slogan in Less Than Year

    05/07/2006 12:02:59 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 128 replies · 2,154+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/news/ ^ | 5 6 06 | associated press
    TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey: We're Not So Good With Slogans. The state has jettisoned "Come See For Yourself," its second attempt at a tagline in less than a year. It was the product of a statewide contest set up by then-acting Gov. Richard J. Codey last fall, after he rejected a consultant's offering: "We'll Win You Over." State tourism officials said legal issues led them to scrap the latest slogan, explaining that West Virginia and other states previously used "Come See For Yourself." "We are proceeding without the slogan. We will revisit the next steps at the end of...
  • There's More Than One Bird Flu, Experts Warn

    05/03/2006 7:04:49 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 395+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5-3-2006 | Shaoni Bhattacharya
    There's more than one bird flu, experts warn 16:13 03 May 2006 NewScientist.com news service Shaoni Bhattacharya, Singapore The deadly H5N1 bird flu which is currently sweeping across the globe is not the only potential candidate virus for the next human flu pandemic strain, experts have warned. At an international meeting of top scientists and policymakers in Singapore on Wednesday, several other avian flu viruses were highlighted. Hiroshi Kida, at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, told New Scientist he was concerned that only the H5N1 virus was being considered in terms of producing a human vaccine. “There are other possibilities,”...
  • Fort reports fewer than 200 illegals in February (Fort Huachuca, AZ)

    03/11/2006 11:00:19 AM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 384+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Last month, 177 illegal immigrant were detained by post law enforcement and turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol. The number held on the fort last month is about 100 less than February 2005, according to statistics provided by the post public affairs office. Since Oct. 1 through the end of last month 546 illegal immigrants were detained on the fort compared to 940 for the first five months of the previous federal budget year.
  • Police Chief: Amona Protestors More Violent than Police

    03/08/2006 10:17:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 227+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 08, '06 | Staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Police Chief Moshe Karadi told the Knesset committee hearings on the Amona evacuation and police brutality that the police were not expecting what he called massive resistance and violence "on the gravest level." He said police violence was on a lesser level because it did not include tear gas, which he barred because of the danger to those with respiratory problems. Karadi added the police took into account the possibility of violence. He also discounted accounts that more than 200 people were injured by police by explaining that only six people were hospitalized for more than 24 hours. The...
  • US-Run Jail In Afghanistan 'Worse Than Guantanamo'

    02/26/2006 4:36:55 PM PST · by blam · 68 replies · 990+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-27-2006 | Alec Russell
    US-run jail in Afghanistan 'worse than Guantanamo' By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 27/02/2006) An American-run prison for terrorist suspects in Afghanistan has grown to rival and even eclipse Guantanamo Bay with hundreds of inmates in legal limbo, it was disclosed yesterday. Away from the spotlight focused on the more notorious detention camp in Cuba, Bagram, a US base north of Kabul, now houses about 500 detainees, claimed the New York Times. The situation there resembles the "legal void" that led to the Supreme Court ruling in 2004 giving Guantanamo prisoners the right to challenge their detention in US courts,...
  • Iraqi Police induct more than 1,000 to force

    02/21/2006 3:45:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 244+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Feb 21, 2006 | Maj. Anna Friederich
    AL HIILA, Iraq (Army News Service, Feb. 21, 2006) – More than 1,000 Iraqi Police stood in formation Thursday, as provincial leaders and police officials praised the achievements and courage of the latest IP Academy graduates, welcoming them to the ranks of an elite force. The IP academy graduates, decked out in their finest, displayed their best drill and ceremony techniques for the audience as they took the parade field for the formal portion of the graduation ceremony. Speaking on behalf of the Babil Provincial Police was Brig. Gen. Qais Hamza, provincial police chief. He expounded on the accomplishments of...
  • Avian Flu Transmission To Humans May Be Higher Than Thought

    01/19/2006 3:00:20 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 339+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-19-2006 | JAMA
    Source: JAMA and Archives Journals Date: 2006-01-19 Avian Flu Transmission To Humans May Be Higher Than Thought A new study suggests that there is an association between direct contact with dead or sick poultry and flu-like illness in humans and that the transmission is probably more common than expected, according to a new study in the January 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Anna Thorson, M.D., Ph.D., from the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, and colleagues analyzed data from household interviews conducted in FilaBavi, a Vietnamese demographic surveillance site in Bavi district, northwest Vietnam, with...
  • Cheaper Than Mink Or Sable - Fur Coats Made From Dogs That Were Skinned Alive

    12/17/2005 6:07:46 PM PST · by blam · 99 replies · 2,724+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-18-2005 | Katy Duke/Elizabeth Day
    Cheaper than mink or sable - fur coats made from dogs that were skinned alive By Katy Duke and Elizabeth Day (Filed: 18/12/2005) It looks like the must-have item in every glamorous woman's winter wardrobe: a sleek, black fur coat dripping with opulence. But despite the seductive appearance, the coat is not mink or sable. Instead, it has been manufactured from dog fur - possibly from an animal that was drugged and skinned alive to preserve the fur's freshness. Heather Mills-McCartney with a rug made from cats' pelts Similar coats are selling rapidly in fashion boutiques across Europe. An undercover...
  • Spiral Arm Of Milky Way Looms Closer Than Thought

    12/08/2005 3:16:16 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies · 1,421+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12-8-2005 | Maggie McGee
    Spiral arm of Milky Way looms closer than thought 19:00 08 December 2005 NewScientist.com news service Maggie McKee The Milky Way is made of four main arms curving around its centre – astronomers measured the distance from Earth to a star-forming region called W3OH inside the Perseus arm (Image: Y. Xu et al/Science) One of the Milky Way's star-studded spiral arms lies twice as close to Earth as some previous estimates suggested. New research has produced the most accurate distance measurement ever made of the arm, which could help astronomers understand how our galaxy's spiral structure formed. The Milky Way...
  • Icelanders Richer Than Norwegians?

    11/30/2005 11:30:54 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 512+ views
    IceLand Review ^ | 11-30-2005
    Icelanders richer than Norwegians? Icelanders are richer than Norwegians when Norway's Oil fund and Iceland's pension funds are compared reports the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV. According to the analyst department of Íslandsbanki, if the value of Norway's oil assets would be divided between the nation, each Norwegian would receive ISK 2.6 million. Icelanders on the other hand would receive ISK 3.8 million if the net assets of the Icelandic pension funds are divided between the nation - almost twice the amount that Norway's oil fund would pay each Norwegian. Norwegians plan to use the oil fund to pay out...
  • Alleged 40,000-Year-Old Human Footprints In Mexico Much, Much Older Than Thought

    11/30/2005 11:24:19 AM PST · by blam · 77 replies · 3,674+ views
    Eureka Alert/UC-Berkeley ^ | 11-30-2005 | Robert Sanders
    Contact: Robert Sanders rsanders@berkeley.edu 510-643-6998 University of California - Berkeley Alleged 40,000-year-old human footprints in Mexico much, much older than thought Berkeley -- Alleged footprints of early Americans found in volcanic rock in Mexico are either extremely old - more than 1 million years older than other evidence of human presence in the Western Hemisphere - or not footprints at all, according to a new analysis published this week in Nature. The study was conducted by geologists at the Berkeley Geochronology Center and the University of California, Berkeley, as part of an investigative team of geologists and anthropologists from the...
  • Attractive Women Are More Than Just A Pretty Face

    11/01/2005 5:50:20 PM PST · by blam · 146 replies · 4,953+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-2-2005 | Roger Highfield
    Attractive women are more than just a pretty face By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 02/11/2005) The more fertile a woman, the more attractive she is to men, scientists claim today. For many years, scientists believed that when lovers gaze at each other they are merely using facial clues - large eyes, small nose, large lips and so on - to check that their prospective mate has high "fitness" and can efficiently pass their genes to the next generation. Keira Knightley. Study shows beauty is more than skin deep The female sex hormone oestrogen was thought to be the mediator...
  • Bird Flu May Have Been Brought Into Uk Earlier Than Thought

    10/24/2005 6:57:50 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 277+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-25-2005 | Rober Highfield
    Bird flu may have been brought into UK earlier than thought By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 25/10/2005) The possibility that bird flu could already be present in Britain is being studied by Government vets who are investigating whether the potentially lethal strain contaminated a quarantine "facility" in Essex much earlier than thought. As vets investigated how H5N1 influenza came to infect a parrot from South America, which is unaffected by this strain, the European Union, the world's biggest importer of wildfowl, said it was ready to propose a temporary ban on imports. The H5N1 virus - which has only...
  • Radiocarbon Dates Reveal That New Guinea Art Is Older Than Thought

    10/13/2005 1:44:56 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 647+ views
    Eureka Alert/ UA ^ | 10-13-2005 | Lori Stiles
    Contact: Lori Stiles lstiles@u.arizona.edu 520-626-4402 University of Arizona Radiocarbon dates reveal that New Guinea art is older than thought When the de Young Museum reopens in a new, earthquake-resistant building in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park next Saturday, Oct. 15, it will debut what curators consider the largest and most important private collection of New Guinea art in the world. Gregory W. L. Hodgins and A. J. Timothy Jull of The University of Arizona will attend the gala event. The scientists have radiocarbon dated some of the collection that New York-based entrepreneur John Friede and his wife, Marcia, are giving...
  • IANSA Talking Points

    07/25/2005 8:40:52 PM PDT · by kerryusama04 · 19 replies · 426+ views
    NRA News.com ^ | unknown | IANSA
    Is IANSA calling for a global ban on guns? Does IANSA think that nobody should own guns? Our members around the world are working to reduce gun ownership in their communities because that is what will make people safer. The situation varies from country to country; at a minimum, we believe that private gun ownership should be subject to basic standards including gun licensing an registration, with a ban on civilian owner ship of military weapons. In many countries if you want to drive a car you need a driver's license, and if you want to buy a car, the...
  • MORE THAN 1 Billion CATHOLICS pray... (Photos)

    04/02/2005 6:31:05 AM PST · by crushelits · 20 replies · 1,133+ views
    crushelits | April 02, 2005 | crushelits
    MORE THAN 1 Billion CATHOLICS AROUND THE WORLD PRAY FOR POPE JOHN PAUL II    
  • Online Contest: What does liberalism stand for - in one sentence of no more than 30 words

    02/17/2005 6:54:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 134 replies · 1,769+ views
    The Liberal Agenda by The Readers of The American Prospect We’re taking suggestions: What does liberalism stand for? Anybody who's ever had to raise money knows the meaning of the phrase "elevator pitch": You're in an elevator with a potential moneybags, and you have, say, seven floors to tell him why he should write you a check. Well, we all know the basic outline of conservatism's elevator pitch: "We believe in freedom and liberty, and we're for low taxes, less government, traditional values, and a strong national defense." But what is liberalism's? We at the Prospect have, among us, attended...
  • 40 Reasons why the US is Better than Britain (humor) - a British response.

    12/13/2004 5:39:51 AM PST · by Le Bouledogue Britannique · 170 replies · 7,787+ views
    It has been noted that there has been a grievous and unprovoked attack on Great Britain on these pages http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1295524/posts which THE MANAGEMENT, in their wisdom, have seen fit to leave in situ. Therefore, here is the British response. [Note to Mr Moderator, please feel free to remove this thread (I'm sure you will anyway) and indeed ban me from these boards (once again) However, if you do choose you that path, please display your lack of bias and sense of fair play by removing the "40 Reasons why the US is Better than Britain (humor)" thread which I have...
  • Weaker Than Ever: MoveOns state of denial is bad for Democrats

    12/04/2004 8:31:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies · 2,506+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/03/04 | Marc Cooper
    Weaker Than Ever: MoveOns state of denial is bad for Democrats Fri Dec 3, 2:40 PM ET By Marc Cooper Never mind that George W. Bush won re-election by 4 million votes. Or that Democrats lost in 28 out of 50 states. Or that more than a third of Latino votes went to the Republicans. And that something like 40 percent of union votes went Republican. Dont worry — be happy. "We are truly stronger than ever." I know that because the liberal political action group MoveOn wrote me to tell me so. Indeed, it was so darn pleased with...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Adopt A Soldier (need greater than ever)

    08/11/2004 8:22:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 2,355+ views
    soldiersangeles.com ^ | Aug. 11, 2004 | self
    This request was made earlier, but it bears posting again. The soldiers and their families need our support. While listening to Lucianne Goldberg on the Laura Ingraham show, a caller requested help for the soldiers again. She specifically mentioned this site. During the call, she said that soldiers that are injured during duty number over 10,000. Also, she said that a number of the families who travel to medical facilities to be with their loved ones are forced to sleep in their cars as they cannot afford lodging anywhere else. Sounded like this site and the post was worth a...
  • Worse that Titanic: the General Slocum Disaster June 15, 1904

    06/22/2004 6:42:51 AM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 11 replies · 939+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 15, 2004 | unknown
    One hundred years ago today, the steamboat General Slocum had ended its excursion up the East River on the way to Long Island Sound in a nightmarish blaze that killed more than 1,000 people. It was the City's first Titanic-size disaster, 8 years before that ill-fated North Atlantic vessel hit an iceberg. 1,000 Lives May Be Lost in Burning of the Excursion Boat Gen. Slocum -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- St. Mark's Church Excursion Ends in Disaster in East River Close to Land and Safety -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 693 Bodies Found--Hundreds Missing or Injured -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Flames Following Explosion Drive Scores to Death in the Water...
  • Israel Now Finds Itself More Isolated Than Ever (Opinion)

    03/22/2004 6:05:36 PM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 168+ views
    The Telegraph (UK - Opinion) ^ | 3-23-2004 | Not listed
    Israel now finds itself more isolated than ever (Filed: 23/03/2004) European foreign ministers were quick yesterday to condemn the "extra-judicial killing" of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of Hamas, by Israel. Jack Straw was particularly indignant about Israel's failure to abide by international law. A whiff of hypocrisy emanates from such moralising ministers, some of whom have cheerfully countenanced assassination attempts of their own - most recently against the leaders of Iraq, al-Qa'eda and the Taliban. Tony Blair, for one, is well aware that Hamas belongs on the same terrorist continuum as the bombers of Madrid and Manhattan, not...
  • SA Rock Art (3X) Older Than Thought

    02/06/2004 12:08:03 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 205+ views
    SA rock art older than thought Friday February 06, 2004 11:23 - (SA) New radio-carbon dating technology shows some South African rock art to be three times older than previously believed, Newcastle University in the United Kingdom said. A study by archaeologists at the institution estimated that rock art at the World Heritage Site of uKhahlamba-Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal could be 3,000 years old. Their age was originally put at 1,000 years, university spokeswoman Claire Jordan said in a statement to Sapa. Archaeologists from the Australian National University in Canberra participated in the study. "The findings, published in the current edition...
  • Next step' in Internet's evolution

    09/18/2003 8:01:43 AM PDT · by BellStar · 33 replies · 497+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 18, 2003, 6:31AM | By ERIC BERGER
    Computer scientists at Rice University say the Internet is developing wrinkles. So they're proposing, along with colleagues at other universities, to radically overhaul America's Internet infrastructure, from the backbones that transport data around the world, to conduits into homes. To jump-start the process the National Science Foundation awarded $7.5 million Wednesday to several academic institutions, including Rice, to develop technologies 2,000 times faster than dial-up and up to 250 times faster than DSL or cable modems. And they want to bring this ultra high speed to 100 million homes. "We need to take the next step," said Ed Knightly, an...
  • The Dark Ages: Were They Darker Than We Imagined?

    06/08/2003 10:31:29 PM PDT · by blam · 109 replies · 6,406+ views
    The Universe ^ | 9-1999 | Greg Bryant
    The Dark Ages : Were They Darker Than We Imagined? By Greg Bryant Published in the September 1999 issue of Universe As we approach the end of the Second Millennium, a review of ancient history is not what you would normally expect to read in the pages of Universe. Indeed, except for reflecting on the AD 837 apparition of Halley's Comet (when it should have been as bright as Venus and would have moved through 60 degrees of sky in one day as it passed just 0.03 AU from Earth - three times closer than Hyakutake in 1996), you may...
  • Women are more likely to cheat than men, finds report.

    03/18/2003 12:17:19 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 131 replies · 7,039+ views
    Women are more likely to cheat on their men to gain sexual satisfaction because of their growing assertiveness and their equality in the workplace, say marriage counselors. Cheating husbands, in contrast, are increasingly looking for emotional fulfillment and may actually mean it when they tell their secretaries that their wives don't understand them. This reversal of traditional roles is detailed by the American author Shirley Glass in a new book, Not Just Friends. She blames the growing trend of illicit sexual adventures among married women for America's 50% divorce rate. "When a woman has an affair, she is more likely...
  • Will Spacecraft ever Go Faster than the speed of Light?

    02/16/2003 2:16:44 PM PST · by vannrox · 116 replies · 15,815+ views
    Various - See Text ^ | 16 FEB 2003 | Various
    Will Spacecraft ever Go Faster than the speed of Light? Compiled by VANNROX for BlueBay Source list and references included.Primary Sources include MSNBC,NASA,Analog, and other online publications. February 16 2003  Marc Millis, who manages NASA?s Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Program, says he?s more interested in ways ?to propel spacecraft farther, faster, more efficiently? than in the grand cosmological questions. ?And my ears perk up more when I hear about new experimental evidence than theories,? he says. There are a number of such theories based on experimental evidence. His top three of interest are: Photon Tunneling.Some experiments have indicated that photons...
  • The Dark Ages: Were They Darker Than We Imagined?

    09/24/2002 11:18:33 AM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 5,307+ views
    Universe ^ | Sept 99 | Greg Bryant
    The Dark Ages : Were They Darker Than We Imagined? By Greg Bryant Published in the September 1999 issue of Universe As we approach the end of the Second Millennium, a review of ancient history is not what you would normally expect to read in the pages of Universe. Indeed, except for reflecting on the AD 837 apparition of Halley's Comet (when it should have been as bright as Venus and would have moved through 60 degrees of sky in one day as it passed just 0.03 AU from Earth - three times closer than Hyakutake in 1996), you may...