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  • Earth could become hotter than thought, study warns (clouds influence not correctly accounted for)

    04/09/2016 9:40:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/8/16 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Global warming could make the planet far hotter than currently projected because today's scientific models do not correctly account for the influence of clouds, researchers said this week. The study in the journal Science was led by researchers at Yale University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. When climate scientists look ahead to how much the planet's surface temperature may warm up in response to a doubling of carbon dioxide -- a byproduct of fossil fuel burning -- they typically predict a rise of between 2.1 and 4.7 degrees Celsius (3.75 to 8.5 degrees Fahrenheit). But these models...
  • How Many Mexican Americans will ever visit Mexico?

    10/21/2014 4:34:40 PM PDT · by Vendome · 40 replies
    Vanity | 10/21/14 | Vendome
    So the question comes down to really the difference between being Persian, full blooded, and wanting to see Iran someday or calling yourself Mexican and maybe one day "returning" to Mexico, for a visit. How many Mexicans could possibly visit Mexico and return to America the country of the birth? Is there a parallel to Persians and Do called Mexicans?
  • US general says Syria action could be 'more substantial than thought'

    09/03/2013 2:36:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 78 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/3/2013
    General Jack Keane, a former vice chief of staff of the US Army, told BBC Radio 4 that he had spoken to senior Republican senators who had been briefed by the US president on Monday, and had been assured that Mr Obama planned to do significant damage to the forces of Bashar al-Assad. The Obama administration has previously said that military strikes would not be aimed at toppling Assad's government nor altering the balance of the conflict. Instead, the White House has suggested, they would be intended to punish Assad for the alleged gas attack in Damascus on Aug 21...
  • Columnist may have planted a dangerous seed for anti-gunners

    08/14/2012 5:03:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 August, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Conservative columnist Jacob Sullum may have planted a dangerous seed the other day when he suggested – one can only hope tongue-in-cheek – that in addition to criminal and mental health background check requirements, one’s ideology must also be determined before that citizen is allowed to buy a gun. Sullum offered the suggestion in a column originally published by Town Hall on Aug. 8 and more recently in the Desert Dispatch on Tuesday. He notes that the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is now lobbying Congress and the two mainstream presidential contenders to “do something” about guns. Writing about...
  • I think there was a time when men didn't think

    05/20/2012 5:49:12 AM PDT · by knarf · 45 replies
    self ^ | May 29, 2012 | knarf
    I think when we express a desire to be in, or go back to, simpler days, we're really wanting less thought.
  • Dark Matter May Collide With Atoms Inside You More Often Than Thought

    04/27/2012 4:12:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies
    SPACE.com ^ | 4/27/12 | Charles Q. Choi
    Invisible dark matter particles may regularly pass through our bodies, and dozens to thousands of these particles may be colliding with atoms inside us every year, according to a new calculation. However, radiation from these impacts is unlikely to cause cancer, investigators added. Dark matter is one of the greatest scientific mysteries of our time — an invisible substance thought to make up five-sixths of all matter in the universe. Scientists think it might be composed of things called weakly interacting massive particles, or WIMPs, that interact normally with gravity but very weakly with all the other known forces of...
  • Time need not end in the multiverse

    08/14/2011 9:09:42 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 8/11/11 | Amanda Gefter
    GAMBLERS already had enough to think about without factoring the end of time into their calculations. But a year after a group of cosmologists argued that they should, another team says time need not end after all. It all started with this thought experiment. In a back room in a Las Vegas casino, you are handed a fair coin to flip. You will not be allowed to see the outcome, and the moment the coin lands you will fall into a deep sleep. If the coin lands heads up, the dealer will wake you 1 minute later; tails, in 1...
  • Iran Plans to Cut Itself Off from Internet to Shield its People from 'Dangerous' Ideas

    05/30/2011 5:28:05 AM PDT · by Flavius · 12 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5/29/11 | Mark Whittington Mark Whittington –
    Iran, like many other dictatorships, has wrestled with the problem (at least from its point of view) of shielding their people from what it considers to be dangerous ideas about freedom and human rights, transmitted via the Internet.
  • Don't Let 'Progressives' Rip You Off

    12/07/2010 7:15:08 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-7-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • A church's parting thought (Catholic Caucus)

    01/30/2010 6:57:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies · 408+ views
    Michigan Catholic ^ | 1/15/2010 | Robert Delaney
    MOUNT CLEMENS – Some people still take off right after Communion at St. Peter Church, but not as many now that they have to walk under signs that read "Judas left early too." Fr. Cooney says putting the signs up at each of the three exits was "a bit of Irish diplomacy" aimed at addressing a long-standing source of frustration for many Catholic priests: people who leave Mass early, rather than staying for the dismissal. Perhaps one of the reasons the signs had a positive effect is that he introduced them with humor, rather than scolding the congregation, he believes....
  • Is Your Minister a 'Hate Crime' Peddler? (Tyranny on the March)

    04/21/2009 12:14:33 PM PDT · by pissant · 8 replies · 611+ views
    Human Events ^ | 4/21/09 | Andrea Lafferty
    The George Orwell congress resumed its session yesterday. Not content to attempt to end the secret ballot by the “Employee Free Choice Act,” the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark up and pass the equally-Orwellian “Hate Crimes” bill, HR 1913. Just as the “Employee Free Choice Act” would end free choice, the “Hate Crimes” bill would criminalize free speech. No, it’s not another version of the “Fairness Doctrine” -- which is fair to all except conservatives. The “Hate Crimes” bill wants to criminalize speech that insults politically-fashionable minorities, such as gays. Even if it means sacrificing religiousl freedom to...
  • 'How hate crimes laws forced me into exile'

    04/21/2009 4:48:11 AM PDT · by kindred · 30 replies · 1,587+ views
    WND ^ | April 20, 2009 | Alyssa Farah
    Artur Davis, D-Ala., admitted that the law would not protect a pastor from prosecution. Scarborough reported the U.S. plan is to be voted on in the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday. "Hate crimes laws are actually 'thought crimes' laws that violate the right to freedom of speech and of conscience," warned Liberty Counsel. "Hate crimes laws will have a chilling effect on people who have moral or religious objections to homosexual behavior. Evidence of a person’s beliefs will be used against any individuals who are even suspected of criminal activity. "Hate crimes laws are unnecessary, as criminal laws already provide criminal...
  • The CIA-Censors Model: Killing Rush Softly with 'Localism'

    02/02/2009 8:04:12 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 24 replies · 1,829+ views
    Our late colleague Jim Boulet last year unearthed the facts here and here and here on how the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) ‘localism' schemes could shut down or inhibit talk radio. Last Thursday, Ishmael Jones, nom de plume of a former officer in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) clandestine service, gave his take on the danger radio ‘localism' poses to free political speech in his American Thinker article "What the CIA's Censors Can Teach Us about Plans to Muzzle Talk Radio" here. Here is Ishmael Jones on this Administration and their possible ‘localism' approach to shutting down political speech on...
  • An apology and a thought (Vanity)

    10/17/2008 6:18:30 AM PDT · by NTHockey · 17 replies · 1,068+ views
    10/17/2008 | NTHockey
    I apologize to all readers for a stupid and inappropriate posting. It got my privileges revoked for a week. It will not happen again. Now, my thought. I watched most of the debate on Wednesday, until it frankly got boring. McCain seems to understand the anger and frustration. Bob Scheiffer almost got it when he asked about cutting spending and reducing the deficit. Neither McCain nor Obama gave a convincing answer. What we need - before Election Day - is an "I'm p!$$ed off" Day. Everybody is p!$$ed off about something or another. Let's channel it into a no work,...
  • Obama Blogger Compared to David Duke

    04/09/2008 9:31:08 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 1 replies · 165+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 4/9/08 | Bill Levinson
    “Alan from Upland CA” has finally stepped up to challenge Tony Wicher’s anti-Semitic hate speech at Barack Obama’s official Web site. ...Alan replies to Mr. Wicher’s “Obama’s Jewish Problem” as follows. Obama’s sanction of Wicher’s commentary, plus his unbelieveable cowardice (heck, he all but called Abraham Lincoln a “Racist”) in denouncing the Black Nazi Wright is enough of a turn-off. Wicher just adds more fuel to the fire. Could have been set by David Duke or Farrakhan... ...Tony Wicher’s and Desmond Tutu’s terminology for Zionists and even Jews is identical to material from David Duke’s Web site. Again, all this...
  • Obama Hosts Anti-Israel Blogger

    04/08/2008 11:10:35 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 5 replies · 230+ views
    Wicher repeatedly refers to Israel as an apartheid state, and in fact claims that Israel’s treatment of Palestinian Authority Arabs is “worse than apartheid.” ...He dismisses any who call his claims of Israeli “apartheid” anti-Semitic as members of the “Zionist thought police.”
  • Doctors and teachers to act as 'informers' to target violent offenders BEFORE they strike[UK]

    02/20/2008 11:56:29 AM PST · by BGHater · 20 replies · 87+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 Feb 2008 | Matthew Hickley
    Doctors, teachers and social workers will be told to act as informers to identify potential violent offenders for monitoring by the police and other agencies. Ministers hope that by spotting binge-drinkers, drug addicts and young gang members early before they commit serious crimes they can be placed on a national database and steered away from offending behaviour. The plans have been dubbed the Minority Report powers, a reference to the 2002 Tom Cruise movie in which a futuristic "precrime" police unit uses psychics to arrest and imprison criminals just before they carry out attacks. But civil liberty campaigners and union...
  • Well -- Just a bit of Mental Stimulus for us Insomniacs

    01/10/2008 12:14:21 AM PST · by One Sided Media · 4 replies · 100+ views
    MIT ^ | Written 350 B.C.E | By Aristotle - Translated by Benjamin Jowett
    Part I Every tate is a community of some kind, and every community is established with a view to some good; for mankind always act in order to obtain that which they think good. But, if all communities aim at some good, the state or political community, which is the highest of all, and which embraces all the rest, aims at good in a greater degree than any other, and at the highest good. Some people think that the qualifications of a statesman, king, householder, and master are the same, and that they differ, not in kind, but only in...
  • Here come the thought police[Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act]

    11/23/2007 4:00:19 PM PST · by BGHater · 53 replies · 80+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 19 Nov 2007 | Ralph E. Shaffer and R. William Robinson
    With overwhelming bipartisan support, Rep. Jane Harman's "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act" passed the House 404-6 late last month and now rests in Sen. Joe Lieberman's Homeland Security Committee. Swift Senate passage appears certain. Not since the "Patriot Act" of 2001 has any bill so threatened our constitutionally guaranteed rights. The historian Henry Steele Commager, denouncing President John Adams' suppression of free speech in the 1790s, argued that the Bill of Rights was not written to protect government from dissenters but to provide a legal means for citizens to oppose a government they didn't trust. Thomas Jefferson's Declaration...
  • Thought Police: How Brain Scans Could Invade Your Private Life

    11/07/2007 6:37:58 PM PST · by Westlander · 95+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 11-7-2007 | Jeff Wise
    On Tong’s screens a series of images appear: black-and-white cross sections of the living brain, with small fluctuations in brightness that indicate regions of increased activity. Tong leans closer to the pixelated images. The complex patterns look nothing like a bird, of course, but hidden within them lie clues to the student’s thoughts. He cannot tell what the undergrad is looking at just by peering at the dance of neuronal firings inside his head. So Tong extracts the data from the scanner, takes it back to his lab and runs it through his processing software.