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  • Rand Paul's Obscene Pandering on Ferguson Should Sink his Chances for 2016

    08/26/2014 12:06:41 PM PDT · by Stepan12 · 38 replies
    Grasstops USA ^ | August 25, 2014 | Don Feder
    Just as Hillary's "What difference at this point does it make" remark about Benghazi during a Congressional hearing will come back to haunt her, Rand Paul's politically correct spasm over Ferguson (his August 14 essay in Time Magazine) should preclude the possibility of Son of Ron getting anywhere near the GOP nomination in 2016. When the left starts swooning over a Republican, it's a dead-giveaway. A posting on the Washington Post's politics blog gushes, "Rand Paul's (Time) op-ed on Ferguson shows why he is the most interesting voice in the GOP right now." In this context, translate "interesting voice" as...
  • Time retracts a blood libel

    08/25/2014 9:00:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 8/25/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In an earlier post, I reported that Time Magazine had recycled a 2009 blood libel from the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, which accused Israel of harvesting and selling 'Palestinians' organs. Having been called on their slander, Time has now corrected the video in question. On Sunday, the magazine deleted the allegations from a two-minute video on its website about the Israel Defense Forces and added a correction, writing at the end, “Correction: The original version of this video cited a contested allegation in a 2009 Swedish newspaper report as fact. The allegation has been removed from the video.” The video,...
  • Time Magazine lowers its credibility to the level of the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet

    08/24/2014 9:17:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 8/24/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The august Time Magazine has posted a video on its website accusing the IDF of selling 'Palestinians' organs. Yes, really. Let's go to the videotape - watch the part from about 1:14 - 1:25 (source here).
  • Inside John Kerry’s Diplomatic Save in Afghanistan

    07/19/2014 12:17:43 PM PDT · by wmap · 12 replies
    Time ^ | July 18, 2014 | Michael Crowley
    The details of how Kerry defused the stalemate, based on accounts from a half-dozen officials familiar with the talks, reveals an Afghanistan closer to the brink than many outsiders may appreciate. It also illuminates rare foreign policy win for Kerry and for an Obama administration staggered by months of setbacks,
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Once Upon A Time In The West"(1968)

    07/13/2014 12:39:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1968 | Sergio Leone
  • Bloggers, Surveillance and Obama’s Orwellian State

    07/11/2014 11:31:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Time.com ^ | 7/11/2014 | Justin Lynch
    Advancements in technology have fueled this White House's obsession with controlling the message. Jay Carney is free. But not loose – at least so far. After resigning as the press secretary for President Obama on June 20, Carney gave insight into the Obama administration’s handling of classified documents, and responded to criticism that this administration has been the most Orwellian in recent history. “I know — because I covered them — that this was said of Clinton and Bush, and it will probably be said of the next White House,” said Carney in a recent New York Times Magazine interview....
  • Could time travel soon become a reality? Physicists simulate sending quantum light particles

    06/23/2014 10:54:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 92 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 23 June 2014 | By Jonathan O'Callaghan
    University of Queensland researchers say photons can move through time A simulation of two wormhole-travelling photons found they could interact This suggests, at the smallest scales, jumping through time is possible The experiment could solve some famous theories that 'prevent' time travel But whether this will be possible on a larger scale remains to be seen If a time traveller went back in time and stopped their own grandparents from meeting, would they prevent their own birth? That’s the crux of an infamous theory known as the 'grandfather paradox', which is often said to mean time travel is impossible -...
  • TIME: Eat Butter. Scientists Labeled Fat the Enemy. Why They Were Wrong.

    06/20/2014 11:12:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    DIET DOCTOR ^ | 06/20/2014
    Isn’t it pretty, the cover of the latest issue of TIME? TIME: The truth about fatTIME: Ending the war on fat The paradigm shift continues and the outdated fear of fat is on its way out faster and faster.You’d wish that some old-school fat phobics subscribed to the magazine. Unfortunately, I think this is hoping for too much, so I just emailed the cover to some of them.Some people will still spread low-fat margarine on their bread as long as they live, as an old habit. But most people will soon realize that not only does it taste bad, but...
  • Time Magazine: Obama Didn´t ´Negotiate with Terrorists´ But Other Presidents Did

    06/03/2014 6:08:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Journalism ^ | 6/3/14 | Warner Todd Huston
    Time magazine is rushing to President Obama´s side to defend him against the charge that he negotiated with terrorists to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The magazine tells readers that the maxim that America doesn´t negotiate with terrorists is more of a general ideal than a hard-bound policy and cites several other presidents who, the magazine claims, did negotiate with terrorists. Time notes that during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis Jimmy Carter negotiated with the Iranian Mullahs who took over Iran after deposing the Shah. Reagan also negotiated with the Mullahs, Time notes. Of course, in both cases
  • A Benghazi Scandal That’s Already Been Revealed: The CIA Believed A Media Mistake

    05/08/2014 4:52:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    TIME ^ | May 8, 2014 | by Massimo Calabresi
    Here’s an unsolicited tip for Rep. Trey Gowdy: A smoking gun explanation for the Obama Administration’s use of false talking points has already been found. And the culprit is not a White House adviser or State Department bureaucrat. It’s the intelligence community’s reliance on the media. It’s tucked inside the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on Benghazi, which reveals a key source of the bad intelligence that made it into Ambassador Susan Rice’s famous talking points: the media incorrectly reported that before the attack on Sept. 11, 2012 there were protests outside the U.S. facilities in Benghazi when there...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Welcome to the Finger-Wagging Olympics

    04/29/2014 8:49:54 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Time.com ^ | 4/28/2014 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    It's time to look at ourselves — and our collective moral outrage — in the mirror, says former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Moral outrage is exhausting. And dangerous. The whole country has gotten a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome from the newest popular sport of Extreme Finger Wagging. Not to mention the neck strain from Olympic tryouts for Morally Superior Head Shaking. All over the latest in a long line of rich white celebrities to come out of the racist closet. (Was it only a couple days ago that Cliven Bundy said blacks would be better off picking cotton...
  • A New Muslim Renaissance is Here

    04/19/2014 8:53:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    TIME ^ | April 16, 2014 | by Rabia Chaudry
    History is witness to a time past when the Islamic civilization produced globally unparallelled architecture, literature, science, philosophy, theological discourse, and cultural influences – influences so strong it made European nobles want to dress like Muslims. Critics of Islam and Muslims scoff at this romanticism, asserting that Muslims have not produced anything great since the Middle Ages and most likely will never again. The inherent bigotry and even fallacy of that argument aside, for those critics I have to say, look out, a new Muslim renaissance is upon us. In the midst of growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the US since...
  • Why UPS Trucks Don't Turn Left

    04/06/2014 7:26:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    Priceonomics ^ | 4-4-14 | Alex Mayyasi
    In 2004, UPS announced a new policy for its drivers: the right way to get to any destination was to avoid left-hand turns. Even if that means following this route that a UPS driver described to an incredulous press member: "We're gonna make a right turn onto 135th to Western. We'll make another right on Western down to 139th. Righ turn on 139th and go down to the end of the block and we'll make another right turn." When better tracking systems emerged in 2001, the package delivery service took a closer look at how trucks performed when delivering packages....
  • New Super-Accurate Atomic Clock Tells Time Like No Other

    04/03/2014 6:09:54 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 67 replies
    NBC News ^ | 03 April 2014 | James Eng
    "It has an accuracy that's equivalent to about one second in 300 million years." - "If we've learned anything in the last 60 years of building atomic clocks, we've learned that every time we build a better clock, somebody comes up with a use for it that you couldn't have foreseen."
  • Could we condemn criminals to suffer for hundreds of years? ...

    03/15/2014 2:04:55 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 20 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/15/14 | By ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD
    Could we condemn criminals to suffer for hundreds of years? Biotechnology could let us extend convicts' lives 'indefinitely' This is the scenario being explored by researchers at Oxford University They claim life extension tech could mean prisoners serve longer sentences Philosopher Dr Rebecca Roache also writes in her blog that a time distortion pill could make people feel like they were in prison longer Another scenario the group looked at was uploading mind to a digital realm Running it a million times faster than normal would enable the uploaded criminal to serve a 1,000 year sentence in eight-and-a-half hours
  • CBS Blames Global Warming for Harsh Winter Weather

    02/13/2014 8:49:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies
    CBS Blames Global Warming for Harsh Winter Weather By Kyle Drennen Created 02/13/2014 - 11:11am As a snow storm beared down on the east coast on Thursday, CBS This Morning sought to lay blame on global warming, with the headline on screen fretting: "Extreme Weather; Are These Kinds of Storms, Droughts Unprecedented?" Co-host Charlie Rose turned New York City College physics professor Michio Kaku and wondered: "What's causing all this?" [View video after the jump] Kaku proclaimed: "Well, the wacky weather could get even wackier. What we're seeing is that the jet stream and the polar vortex are becoming unstable....
  • 500 layoffs expected today at Time Inc.

    02/04/2014 9:59:47 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/4/14 | Keith J. Kelly
    Tuesday is D-day at Time Inc. Around mid-morning, staffers are expected to start hearing how deep the cuts will be as Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp unveils what is likely the last big downsizing before Time Warner spins off the publishing group as a separate company later this year. “It’s very nerve racking,” said one source inside the company that publishes People, Time, Sports Illustrated and In Style.
  • Now It's a Trifecta

    01/30/2014 6:08:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate caeli | 1-30-14 | Richard Cipolla
    Rorate Caeli + Tempus «p.a.» ante Septuagesimam + Now it’s a Trifecta So the Pope has now appeared on the front cover of three American periodicals:  Time Magazine, The Advocate, and Rolling Stone.  For the first two, the Pope was declared Man of the Year.  The caption on the cover of Rolling Stone was “The times they are a-changing”.  What does it mean when the Pope is the cover guy for a main stream but very secular American weekly, for the most prestigious, in some sense, gay periodical in the United States, and now Rolling Stone, the print symbol of...
  • Using Your Time Productively

    01/30/2014 1:55:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 1/30/14
    When I was a child in elementary school, people often asked me, “What is your favorite subject?” Invariably my response was one of two things. I either said, “recess” or “gym.” My answer revealed my deepest predilections. I preferred play to work. Indeed, my nascent philosophical musing regarding the cosmic “Why?” questions took place as I made a game of walking to school via tiptoeing along a long path, pretending I was a high-wire walker in a circus. I asked myself the meaning of life wherein I had to spend five days a week doing what I didn’t want to...
  • 300,000-year-old hearth found: Microscopic evidence shows repeated fire use in one spot over time

    01/28/2014 3:05:36 AM PST · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Jan 27, 2014 | Weizmann Institute of Science
    Summary: When did humans really begin to control fire and use it for their daily needs? Scientists discovered in the Qesem Cave, an archaeological site near present-day Rosh Ha'ayin, the earliest evidence -- dating to around 300,000 years ago -- of unequivocal repeated fire building over a continuous period. These findings help answer the question and hint that those prehistoric humans already had a highly advanced social structure and intellectual capacity.
  • Does anybody really know what time it is? A meditation on the mystery of time.

    01/02/2014 3:28:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1/1/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I began our New Years Eve Late Night Mass (Which begins at 11:15 PM) with the observation that we begin this Mass in one year, and end in another. New Years Eve features the mysterious passage from one year to another. In a way I suppose it is no more mysterious than the passage from Tuesday to Wednesday or from 10:00 AM to 10:01 AM.In one sense, nothing could be simpler than time. What time is it? It is 1:15. Simple! But time has mysteries about it.What is time? Some say it is merely a measure of change. But that...
  • Time Magazine Swings Both Ways: Can't Decide Whether we have Global Warming or Global Cooling

    01/08/2014 7:51:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/08/2014
    As spotted by Steve Goddard, and linked to by Climate Depot: In 1974, Time Magazine blamed the cold polar vortex on global cooling. ‘Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds —the so-called circumpolar vortex—that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world.’Another Ice Age? – TIME Forty years later, Time Magazine blames the cold polar vortex on global warming ‘But not only does the cold spell not disprove climate change, it may well be that global...
  • Where Is Obama Finding the Time to Watch So Much Television?

    01/01/2014 5:09:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/1/14 | Howard Portnoy
    A recurring theme during the Obama presidency has been that, despite the distinct sense he gives of a man who sees himself as “above it all,” the president is a regular down-to-earth Joe. His efforts to connect with the hoi polloi have not always succeeded. His most recent attempt, enrolling in Obamacare, was sullied by the revelation that he didn’t actually dirty his own hands navigating the exchanges — his “staff” enrolled for him — and the gesture was purely symbolic anyway. Former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen observed at the Washington Post that the cynicism of the move would be
  • It's a man's world -- And always will be.

    12/16/2013 9:14:21 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 20 replies
    Time ^ | 12/16/2013 | Camille Paglia
    "If men are obsolete, then women will soon be extinct—unless we rush down that ominous Brave New World path where females will clone themselves by parthenogenesis, as famously do Komodo dragons, hammerhead sharks, and pit vipers."
  • It’s a Man’s World, And It Always Will Be

    12/16/2013 9:38:08 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 48 replies
    Time ^ | 12/16/2013 | Camille Paglia
    If men are obsolete, then women will soon be extinct—unless we rush down that ominous Brave New World path where females will clone themselves by parthenogenesis, as famously do Komodo dragons, hammerhead sharks, and pit vipers. A peevish, grudging rancor against men has been one of the most unpalatable and unjust features of second- and third-wave feminism. Men’s faults, failings and foibles have been seized on and magnified into gruesome bills of indictment. Ideologue professors at our leading universities indoctrinate impressionable undergraduates with carelessly fact-free theories alleging that gender is an arbitrary, oppressive fiction with no basis in biology. Is...
  • Pope Francis’ Consistent Pro-Life Leadership Makes Him Person of the Year Worthy

    12/11/2013 8:06:14 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | Tom McClusky
    I invite you to keep the attention of everyone on the important issue of respect for human life from the moment of conception. - Pope Francis at the Rome March for Life, I continue to love the current pontiff, Pope Francis. This adoration continues even after hearing the liberal magazine Time (who knew they still published?) has named Pope Francis as Time’s Man of the Year. The beauty I see in Pope Francis is that everyone seems to view him through their own eyes. Be you liberal, conservative, Catholic, non-Catholic, etc. . . . One day he is angering conservatives,...
  • Pope Francis, The Choice (Time person of the year!)

    12/11/2013 6:31:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 201 replies
    Time ^ | Nancy Gibbs
    Once there was a boy so meek and modest, he was awarded a Most Humble badge. The next day, it was taken away because he wore it. Here endeth the lesson. How do you practice humility from the most exalted throne on earth? Rarely has a new player on the world stage captured so much attention so quickly—young and old, faithful and cynical—as has Pope Francis. In his nine months in office, he has placed himself at the very center of the central conversations of our time: about wealth and poverty, fairness and justice, transparency, modernity, globalization, the role of...
  • The Medicaid time bomb

    12/08/2013 5:07:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/07/13 | Michael D. Tanner
    The good news, if you want to call it that, is that roughly 1.6 million Americans have enrolled in ObamaCare so far. The not-so-good news is that 1.46 million of them actually signed up for Medicaid. If that trend continues, it could bankrupt both federal and state governments. Medicaid is already America’s third-largest government program, trailing only Social Security and Medicare, as a proportion of the federal budget. Almost 8 cents out of every dollar that the federal government spends goes to Medicaid. That’s more than $265 billion per year.
  • Have You Seen the New Time Magazine Cover?

    11/23/2013 11:16:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    Now that the Big Lie has been exposed for everyone to see, it’s going to take some time for it to sufficiently sink in. I imagine most low-information voters who don’t follow politics regularly -- the obvious exception being people who’ve already been negatively impacted by the Affordable Care Act -- aren’t too familiar with the president’s now-broken “if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan” pledge. That will all change soon enough. Now, of course, when Americans head to the grocery store -- or perhaps to their local pharmacy -- this cover will...
  • TIME Savages The Obamacare Disaster In One Brutal Cover

    11/21/2013 7:18:49 PM PST · by lbryce · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 21, 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Time magazine calls the Affordable Care Act a "broken promise" on the cover of its latest issue. The image splits a pill with "Obamacare" inscribed on it in half, separating "Obama" and "care." The cover story, by Nancy Gibbs, looks at how President Barack Obama needs to fix what has been a disastrous rollout of the federal health law — and fix it fast: So the sign that the Obama presidency had reached a turning point came not when his poll numbers sank or his allies shuddered or the commentariat went hunting for the right degree of debacle to compare...
  • 9:10 11/12/13 Last consecutive date this century

    11/12/2013 7:09:30 AM PST · by listenhillary · 34 replies
    9:10 11/12/13 | Numbers
    Can I get it to show up at the right time?
  • When is the Correct Time to Burn Fallen Trees?

    11/11/2013 5:11:28 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 22 replies
    11/11/2013 | MosesKnows
    When is the Correct Time to Burn Fallen Trees? Has the forest benefitted from government interference with Mother Nature? When the government does not allow the forest to burn off naturally the result is uncontrollable fires in the future. I think they may be a correlation between all misguided government endeavors and the outcomes. The government interferes with the natural order of the economy and the economy remains broken. The government interferes with the world’s absolutely finest most advanced health care delivery system and chaos results. The government attempts to correct poverty results in more poverty. The government borrows money...
  • The US needs to retire daylight savings and just have two time zones—one hour apart.

    11/01/2013 3:31:05 PM PDT · by Sergio · 90 replies
    Quartz ^ | November 1, 2013 | Allison Schrager
    Daylight saving time ends Nov. 3, setting off an annual ritual where Americans (who don’t live in Arizona or Hawaii) and residents of 78 other countries including Canada (but not Saskatchewan), most of Europe, Australia and New Zealand turn their clocks back one hour. It’s a controversial practice that became popular in the 1970s with the intent of conserving energy. The fall time change feels particularly hard because we lose another hour of evening daylight, just as the days grow shorter. It also creates confusion because countries that observe daylight saving change their clocks on different days. It would seem...
  • Never Enough Time

    10/24/2013 10:12:40 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 2 replies
    10/24/2013 | MosesKnows
    Never Enough Time This old QA axiom came to mind observing the hapless Obama administration trying to cover up Obamacare failures. Sadly, I have experienced this on many occasions, too many.
  • Why It's Time for the Tea Party- Populist movement is more a critique of the GOP than a wing of it.

    10/03/2013 11:16:04 AM PDT · by Dysart · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10-3-13 | Peggy Noonan
    This fact marks our political age: The pendulum is swinging faster and in shorter arcs than it ever has in our lifetimes. Few foresaw the earthquake of 2008 in 2006. No board-certified political professional predicted, on Election Day 2008, what happened in 2009-10 (New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts) and has been happening, and will happen, since then. It all moves so quickly now, it all turns on a dime. But at this moment we are witnessing a shift that will likely have some enduring political impact. Another way of saying that: The past few years, a lot of people in...
  • Time Warner to move retirees to health care exchanges

    09/08/2013 3:18:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Rueters ^ | 9/8/13 | staff
    Time Warner Inc is planning to transfer its U.S. retirees from company-sponsored health plans and move them to private insurance exchanges. According to an August memo obtained by Reuters, the media company will make allocations to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement account for retirees to use towards the purchase of coverage on an exchange. Previously, Time Warner provided an indirect subsidy through a supplementary Medicare program.
  • Theoretical physics: The origins of space and time

    08/28/2013 3:33:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 50 replies
    Nature ^ | 8/28/13 | Zeeya Merali
    Many researchers believe that physics will not be complete until it can explain not just the behaviour of space and time, but where these entities come from.“Imagine waking up one day and realizing that you actually live inside a computer game,” says Mark Van Raamsdonk, describing what sounds like a pitch for a science-fiction film. But for Van Raamsdonk, a physicist at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, this scenario is a way to think about reality. If it is true, he says, “everything around us — the whole three-dimensional physical world — is an illusion born from...
  • Beloit Mindset list for the class of 2017

    08/25/2013 5:20:30 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 3 replies
    Beloit University ^ | August 2013 | Ron Nief and Tom McBride
    When the Class of 2017 arrives on campus this fall, these digital natives will already be well-connected to each other. They are more likely to have borrowed money for college than their Boomer parents were, and while their parents foresee four years of school, the students are pretty sure it will be longer than that. Members of this year’s first year class, most of them born in 1995, will search for the academic majors reported to lead to good-paying jobs, and most of them will take a few courses taught at a distant university by a professor they will never...
  • Washington Post, CNN and Time websites hit by pro-Assad hackers

    08/15/2013 4:06:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 15, 2013 | by Dave Le
    Websites belonging to the Washington Post, CNN, and Time have been attacked by supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Some links on the sites were redirecting readers to the website of the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). The breaches have been blamed on a third-party link recommendation service that all three sites used. The SEA has hit several media companies in recent months, mostly via social media. In this attack, the group was able to manipulate links served by content recommendation service Outbrain, which has now been taken offline.
  • Scientists Look into Earth's 'Deep Time'

    08/14/2013 8:16:01 AM PDT · by null and void · 17 replies
    Scientific Computing ^ | Mon, 08/12/2013 - 7:00pm | National Science Foundation
    Climate change alters the way in which species interact with one another — a reality that applies not just to today or to the future, but also to the past, according to a paper published by a team of researchers in the journal Science. "We found that, at all time scales, climate change can alter biotic interactions in very complex ways," said paleoecologist Jessica Blois of the University of California, Merced, the paper's lead author. "If we don't incorporate this information when we're anticipating future changes, we're missing a big piece of the puzzle." Blois asked for input from researchers...
  • No prison time for man who paralyzed victim with punches

    08/13/2013 5:54:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/1313 | Alicia Fabbre
    A New Lenox man found guilty of throwing punches that left his victim paralyzed, blind and unable to speak was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months of probation and ordered to turn over the $20,000 his family put up for his bond to the victim's mother. Joseph Messina, 25, faced up to 10 years in prison, but Will County Judge Sarah Jones said prosecutors failed to provide enough evidence to overcome the presumption of probation. Family members of Eric Bartels, the man left paralyzed by the punches, gasped when Jones said she was sentencing Messina to probation. "I'm very disappointed with...
  • Time Magazine Asks: Who Needs Kids Anyway? Extols the Child-Free Life

    08/09/2013 7:54:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    life news ^ | Kristen Hatten
    I miscarried my first child less than a month ago, so I see babies or lack of babies everywhere. When the latest issue of TIME arrived at my home (it was free, okay, shut up) with the words “THE CHILDFREE LIFE” emblazoned across the cover, I just sort of rolled my eyes. “When having it all means not having children,” read the sub-head. I looked at the cover photo of a young, relaxed couple lounging on the beach. The woman wore giant sunglasses and a little Mona Lisa smile that I guess is supposed to communicate her disdain for her...
  • Biggest extinction in history caused by climate-changing meteor

    08/05/2013 8:34:44 AM PDT · by Renfield · 66 replies
    phys.org ^ | 8-1-2013
    It's well known that the dinosaurs were wiped out 66 million years ago when a meteor hit what is now southern Mexico but evidence is accumulating that the biggest extinction of all, 252.3m years ago, at the end of the Permian period, was also triggered by an impact that changed the climate. While the idea that an impact caused the Permian extinction has been around for a while, what's been missing is a suitable crater to confirm it. Associate Professor Eric Tohver of the University of Western Australia's School of Earth and Environment believes he has found the impact crater...
  • Be still, my quivering atoms: Here's a new way to count a second

    07/12/2013 10:03:58 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 16 replies
    The Register ^ | 12 July 2013 | Richard Chirgwin
    Atoms trapped by light and measured with a CCD camera have the potential to outdo today's most accurate atomic clocks, and although it's early days, a pair of linked optical lattice clocks have yielded accuracy of a second every 300 million years. In doing so, the group that performed the test, outlined here in Nature and published in full in Nature Communications say their experiment performed at the limit of experimental accuracy, outperforming three linked caesium-based atomic clocks. Ever since 1967, the time standard has been governed by cesium clocks, in which the transition of atoms between high- and low-energy...
  • Rand Paul Razzes Rick Perry on Fox News

    07/09/2013 4:57:57 AM PDT · by GIdget2004
    National Review Online ^ | 07/08/2013 | Will Allen
    My wife, three children and I are all US citizens. Returning to the United States yesterday via Miami International Airport, my wife and I were asked what we do for a living. The border agent checked his screen after we answered. He asked my girls after consulting his computer monitor, "Which one of you is the singer? And which one of you is the dancer?" in light of the NSA database stories, perhaps I'm being paranoid. But I felt like they had this information and we're verifying it. He entered notes on his screen as we answered. My girls are...
  • Protestors march against TIME

    07/06/2013 7:31:52 AM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies
    Myanmar Times ^ | 02 July 2013 | Kayleigh Long
    Protestors converged on Yangon's downtown area on Sunday, June 30, marching in a show of opposition to TIME magazine's July cover story, 'The Face of Buddhist Terror'. Protestors march in downtown Yangon on June 30. Photo: Kayleigh LongProtestors march in downtown Yangon on June 30. Photo: Kayleigh Long Protestors converged on Yangon's downtown area on Sunday, June 30, marching in a show of opposition to Time magazine's July cover story, 'The Face of Buddhist Terror'. A crowd of several hundred sporting banners, placards and Buddhist flags participated in the march from near Sule Pagoda in Yangon, protesting TIME magazine's cover...
  • Tech companies urge U.S. to ease secrecy rules on national security probes (PRISM: A Love Story)

    06/11/2013 11:14:34 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-12-2013 | Craig Timberg and Cecilia Kang
    <p>Technology companies stung by the controversy over the National Security Agency’s sweeping Internet surveillance program are calling on U.S. officials to ease the secrecy surrounding national security investigations and lift long-standing gag orders covering the nature and extent of information collected about Internet users.</p>
  • Payback time in the hen house as Benghazi hearings start on Wednesday

    05/07/2013 11:27:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/7/13 | Wesley Pruden
    The noise in the hen house this morning is the flutter and cackle of the chickens from Benghazi, scuttling home to roost. The House committee opening hearings Wednesday on what happened there is likely to serve up chicken surprise. The four whistleblowing witnesses scheduled to testify to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are said to be eager to tell a story far different from the various accounts, all confused and all contradictory, peddled by the Obama administration. Someone at the White House should have remembered that old Washington chestnut, as true now as ever,
  • Time Magazine releases list of 100 most influential in the world

    04/18/2013 3:23:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 04/18/2013 | : Alex Ballingall
    The TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world has been released, and typically, there are no Canadians. Toronto writer Sheila Heti, author of the sexy, musing semi-autobiographical novel How Should a Person Be? How Should a Person Be? was Canada’s great hope, having made the short list of nominees. But when the Time editors sat down to determine which figures hold sway over (mostly American) political, social and cultural spheres, Heti was shorn from the list. Canadians Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney, and Justin Bieber made the list in 2010 and 2011 respectively. This year...
  • How Gay Marriage Won [Time Magazine Puts Homosexual Kisses on Cover]

    04/12/2013 8:56:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Time ^ | 3/28/13 | David von Drehle
    ...Yet no matter what the Justices decide after withdrawing behind their velvet curtain, the courtroom debate — and the period leading up to it — made clear that we have all been eyewitnesses to history. In recent days, weeks and months, the verdict on same-sex marriage has been rendered by rapidly shifting public opinion and by the spectacle of swing-vote politicians scrambling to keep up with it. With stunning speed, a concept dismissed even by most gay-rights leaders just 20 years ago is now embraced by half or more of all Americans, with support among young voters running as high...