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  • FREEp the poll

    09/26/2016 8:08:15 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 76 replies
    Time ^ | 9/26/2017 | Time
    Trump is even at this poll which is the most liberal audience. He's winning Fortune,, Fox5 San Diego as well.
  • My Brother’s Pregnancy and the Making of a New American Family

    09/02/2016 7:36:32 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 50 replies
    Time ^ | September 1, 2016 | Jessi Hempel
    My brother Evan was born female. He came out as transgender 16 years ago but never stopped wanting to have a baby. This spring he gave birth to his first child. When the call came, my brother was at work in the open office in Cambridge, Mass., he shares with seven colleagues who, like him, help run clinical trials for a drug developer. The phone number came up blocked, so he knew it must be the doctor. He stood up, unsteady on his feet. Was he a little nauseous? Or was that just adrenaline? He ducked into the hallway in...
  • Be half an hour late in Greece but bang on time in Japan: How different nations across [tr]

    07/26/2016 10:52:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 26, 2016 | Harriett Mallinson
    Punctuality is something many people struggle with - especially in an age where technology has made it easier than ever to let people know you might be late. However tardy timekeepers may be glad to know over in Mexico, turning up half an hour late is entirely acceptable, and in Morocco you can be anything from an hour to a day late without anyone batting an eyelid. But those keen to adhere to scheduled times needn't panic as Japan and Germany are sticklers for punctuality with the latter even requiring you to be early for meetings, a new infographic reveals.

    07/19/2016 3:33:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies ^ | June 8, 2016 | Howie Carr
    The headlines for the last 24 hours have been about a certain milestone having been achieved in America. (SNIP) First time a major political party has nominated a woman who helped Russia acquire 20% of America’s uranium supply. It’s the first time a major political party has nominated an amateur cattle futures trader with 100% accuracy after having read the Wall Street Journal. First time a major political party has nominated a lawyer who defended a child rapist and laughed about it. First time a major political party has nominated a lawyer who was kicked off the Watergate committee due...
  • Confidential text eases Iran nuke constraints

    07/18/2016 1:01:51 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 07/18/16
    Key restrictions on Iran's nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal will start to ease years before the 15-year accord expires, advancing Tehran's ability to build a bomb even before the end the pact, according to a document obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The document is the only text linked to last year's deal between Iran and six foreign powers that hasn't been made public, although U.S. officials say members of Congress have been able to see it. It was given to the AP by a diplomat whose work has focused on Iran's nuclear program for more...
  • Donald Trump's Dream Veep Is Newt Gingrich

    07/06/2016 7:31:46 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 83 replies
    Time ^ | July 5, 2016 | David Lane
    The former House Speaker brings experience and still terrifies DemocratsEven nearly 20 years since he departed Congress, Newt Gingrich is still the most feared Republican in America. ... The current Republican leadership is an unimpressive lot. They seem to be placeholders waiting for principled leaders like the former Speaker of the House to emerge. President Obama's hijacking of the constitutional power of the legislative branch—without cost or pain—would never have happened under a Gingrich-led Congress. ... Republicans across the spectrum agree that Newt would be Donald Trump's best asset on the campaign trail this fall and a seasoned point-man in...
  • Watch as Canadian Lawmakers Chant for ‘Four More Years’ of Obama

    06/29/2016 10:47:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Time ^ | June 29, 2016 | Simon Lewis
    In a scene unlikely to be replicated in Congress anytime soon, members of the Canadian Parliament gave President Obama repeated standing ovations and chanted “four more years” at the outgoing U.S. Commander in Chief on Wednesday. Obama was visiting Canada for the North American Leaders’ Summit between the U.S. President, Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a meeting that has been dubbed variously the “Three Amigos Summit” and “dude-plomacy.” …
  • Olympics Trivia - Shortest Event (vanity)

    06/23/2016 7:52:13 PM PDT · by super7man · 16 replies
    Vanity | 6/23/2016 | Self
    I was wondering what is the quickest Olympic event that from the start of the timing or judging to the finish that you can actually win a metal for. I was thinking long jump. You are judged from the time you hit the plank to hitting the sand. 0.2 seconds? Or maybe highjump, where you are judged only for the time you are over the bar. 0.1 seconds?
  • Donald Trump faces backlash for tweets about Orlando shooting

    06/12/2016 12:34:21 PM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 122 replies
    Time ^ | Sam Frizell
    "Appreciate the congrats", Trump tweeted. Donald Trump faced a backlash on Twitter after tweeting his response to the deadly Orlando shooting Sunday morning, when he acknowledged “congrats” for “being right” on terrorism.
  • Legendary artist Billy Joel dedicates song to Donald Trump at NYC concert, and it gets his attention

    05/29/2016 5:22:46 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 70 replies
    Legendary artist Billy Joel gave a nod to Donald Trump at his Madison Square Garden concert in New York on Friday, TIME magazine reported. Joel dedicated his song “The Entertainer” to the presumptive Republican nominee, as he has reportedly done at previous concerts in recent months. Haters were quick to speculate that he was mocking Trump, and Joel did little to clear that up in his email statement to TIME on Saturday. “I’m in the entertainment business. Donald Trump’s campaign has been very entertaining,” Joel told TIME. “Aside from that, who cares about the political opinions of a piano player?”
  • Transgender Group Calls on Hillary Clinton to Answer Questions

    05/24/2016 1:22:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    TIME ^ | May 24, 2016 | by Charlotte Alter
    A transgender rights organization is calling out Hillary Clinton for failing to complete a trans-focused questionnaire it distributed to the presidential candidates. Trans United Fund, the first tax-exempt political advocacy group to focus specifically on transgender issues, announced Monday that both Clinton and Bernie Sanders had committed to completing the survey, but that only Sanders' campaign had filled it out. They also sent presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's campaign the questionnaire, but did not receive a response. The Clinton campaign called the TUF to say that the survey was too long and the campaign couldn't complete it on time. The...
  • Top Republicans Rethinking #NeverTrump

    05/22/2016 5:56:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | May 20, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    If you read one thing: Top Republican leaders, operatives, and donors are thinking twice about their #NeverTrump stances after a series of polls showing Republican voters trust Trump over Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Outright opposition to Trump is fading fast, as most Republican insiders prepare to reluctantly get on board the “Trump Train” to avoid being locked out of the party if he wins, and being blamed for his defeat should he fall.
  • Now You Know: Where Was the Original ‘Smoke-Filled Room’?

    05/17/2016 11:08:33 AM PDT · by statestreet · 20 replies
    TIME ^ | May 17, 2016 | Merrill Fabry
    Nowadays, the “smoke-filled room” is mostly just a metaphor—but there was a real room that started it all. Well, sort of. The compelling image of the smoke-filled room, a “place of political intrigue and chicanery, where candidates were selected by party bosses in cigar-chewing session,” per William Safire, arose during the 1920 Republican convention. That year, Sen. Warren G. Harding of Ohio was the come-from-behind nominee for president, selected after ten ballots. According to historian David Pietrusza, author of 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents, the room in question is often credited with the phrase “because the people who...
  • Donald Trump Is Weighing Newt Gingrich for Vice President

    05/12/2016 10:19:01 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 149 replies
    Time ^ | May 12, 2016 | Sam Frizell
    Donald Trump is considering former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as one possible option for his running mate in November, according to a source familiar with the discussions... Gingrich has praised Trump in the past, telling TIME he has “the potential to be an extraordinarily dynamic president who shakes up a bureaucratic city that badly needs to be shaken up.”
  • Obama Plan to Cut Refugee Screening Time Raises Concerns About Terrorism

    05/03/2016 5:07:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/3/16 | Adam Kredo
    An Obama administration plan to resettle a greater number of foreign refugees in the United States by expediting the screening process is drawing concern from Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are warning that the administration is not capable of properly screening these individuals for ties to terrorism. The Obama administration has committed to bring at least 10,000 Syrian refugees onto American soil in fiscal year 2016 by accelerating security screening procedures from 18-24 months to around three months, according to sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. Obama administration officials told the Free Beacon that they remain committed to the...
  • Daylight Savings Time, Is It Good for Us?

    03/19/2016 9:49:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    why are we embracing DST? Wouldn't following nature's biological clock be more beneficial to our wellbeing? As my body struggles each spring to cope with the Daylight Savings Time (DST), I wonder if it is beneficial to humans and what effect does it have, if any on loss of productivity due to sleep deprivation, on health, and potential accidents. Who decided first that it was a good idea to turn clocks forward one hour in spring and wind them back in the fall? Did it save significant amounts of energy and thus money? At 2 a.m. on the second Sunday...
  • While Earth Rolls Onward into Light -- A Beautiful Meditation on Time from an Old Hymn

    02/18/2016 7:27:22 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-17-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    While Earth Rolls Onward into Light -- A Beautiful Meditation on Time from an Old Hymn Msgr. Charles Pope * February 17, 2016 * My blog is usually posted in the evening at about 21:00 (9:00 PM) U.S. Eastern Time. But in Sydney, Australia, it is 1:00 in the afternoon of the following day. As I prepare for bed, they are eating lunch on a day that has not even begun for me. And proceeding farther west from there, in the Philippines and Japan the afternoon is winding down and the workday is coming to an end!Time. What could be...
  • Vote Now: Who Won the Eighth Republican Presidential Debate?

    02/06/2016 8:51:47 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 97 replies ^ | February 6
    Republicans met for their eighth presidential debate Saturday night, and we want to know who you think won. Take a moment to click the link below next to the candidate who you thought did the best at the ABC debate in New Hampshire.
  • Theorists propose a new method to probe the beginning of the universe

    01/28/2016 6:47:16 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies ^ | January 25, 2016 |
    How did the universe begin? And what came before the Big Bang? Cosmologists have asked these questions ever since discovering that our universe is expanding. The answers aren't easy to determine. The beginning of the cosmos is cloaked and hidden from the view of our most powerful telescopes. Yet observations we make today can give clues to the universe's origin. New research suggests a novel way of probing the beginning of space and time to determine which of the competing theories is correct.
  • State of the Union Drinking Game

    01/11/2016 5:51:44 PM PST · by SES1066 · 44 replies
    01/11/16 | Self
    While the White House has proclaimed that the President will be speaking to the average American in his last State of the Union speech tomorrow night, Tuesday, 01/12/16, based upon past experience, I expect the usual ego trip.
  • Why Conservatives Praise Bernie Sanders on Immigration

    01/11/2016 10:34:50 AM PST · by presidio9 · 20 replies
    Time ^ | Jan. 7, 2016 | Sam Frizell
    -SNIP- Also this summer, King compared Sanders with Republican candidate Donald Trump, saying they’re "both speaking with non-politically correct language, and Bernie has taken some positions that I agree with. And part of his immigration policy is something that I agree with." -SNIP- But the praise is not accidental. Sanders' opposition to the 2007 immigration reform bill and his rhetoric about the effect of immigrant labor on American workers have dismayed immigration activists and liberal allies in the past. He has expressed concern repeatedly over the years that guest workers in the United States depress wages and squeeze Americans out...
  • Did God create time?

    01/11/2016 10:53:43 AM PST · by fishtank · 66 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 1-9-2016 | Shaun Doyle
    Did God create time? Published: 9 January 2016 (GMT+10) When preaching the Gospel to people of other religions, it is important to make clear that the God we worship is the ultimate being. God is the sole source of all things, He is uniquely worthy of worship, and the fundamental sin of humanity is that we put other things before God. If we don't make this clear, there is a danger that people of other religions will add God to their pantheon, as today's feedback illustrates.
  • HOW TRUMP WON--Now all he needs is the votes

    01/10/2016 3:06:55 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 39 replies
    TIME Magazine ^ | Jan. 7, 2016 | David Von Drehle
    Leading Republicans unhappily find themselves deep in “probing” conversation, asking, “perhaps he wouldn’t be so bad,” says veteran strategist and lobbyist Ed Rogers. True, Trump is a wild card, a flamethrower, a man with no known party loyalties and no coherent political principles, a thrice-married casino mogul and reality-TV star, a narcissist and even a demagogue. On the other hand: Biloxi. As a result, Washington insiders from both parties are now calling around to GOP heavies, asking, “Do you know anybody on Trump’s campaign? Who is on his foreign-policy team? I need to get to know them fast.” Republican National...
  • Happy 1.5 Billion Unix Seconds

    01/03/2016 5:05:34 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 23 replies
    Motherboard ^ | 2 January 2016 | Michael Byrne
    On Jan. 1, 1970, Unix time was born. It didn't actually exist on that day; the Unix operating system only kind of/sort of existed then anyhow. But when the first edition of the Unix manual was released in 1971, it was thus declared that the beginning of Unix time—the Unix epoch, correctly—hath began on New Year's Day, 1970. Maybe you've heard of the Unix epoch. Simply, it's the reference date that Unix-based computers use to tell time. It is just a count of the number of seconds that have elapsed since the beginning of the epoch. If you're running a...
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? A Meditation on the Mystery of Time

    01/01/2016 8:10:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 55 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-31-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? A Meditation on the Mystery of Time Msgr. Charles Pope December 31, 2015 I open our New Year's Eve late night Mass (11:15 PM) with the observation that we begin Mass in one year and end in the next. New Year's Eve highlights the mysterious passage between years. In a way I suppose it is no more mysterious than the passage from Thursday to Friday or from 10:00 AM to 10:01 AM.In one sense, nothing could be simpler than time. I might ask you, "What time is it?" You might reply, "It's...
  • Donald Trump’s Anti-Christian Campaign

    12/12/2015 12:32:29 PM PST · by yongin · 131 replies
    TIME ^ | Dec. 9, 2015 | Christopher Hale
    According to a recent CNN/ORC poll, many white evangelical Christians in the early primary states support Donald Trump. That’s surprising. Trump’s call Monday to bar all Muslims from entering the U.S. is perhaps the biggest act of religious bigotry in modern presidential politics. Such a proposal is a total affront to the gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s stunning that Trump would ask the American people to punish Muslim refugee families for the sins of ISIS. It’s even more stunning that such positions have traction with the American electorate. As we come upon Christmas, the business mogul turned presidential candidate has...
  • TIME Person of the year. The short list. abu-bakr-al-baghdadi

    12/09/2015 7:21:41 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Time ^ | 12-8-2015 | Massimo Calabresi
    time, abubakralbaghdadi, muslims, person Massimo Calabresi They rallied to his call: the violent and the suicidal, the lawless and the fanatical, gathering in cyberspace from around the world to pledge allegiance to his self-proclaimed caliphate. Some acted in his name in the real world, killing hundreds of innocents at hotels, mosques and concert halls from Paris to the Sinai, Beirut to San Bernardino. A handful of adherents were close to him, like the woman who ran his sex-slave operation. Others were thousands of miles away yet under his command and control, like those behind the attacks in France on Nov....
  • Germany's Angela Merkel named TIME's Person of the Year

    12/09/2015 6:59:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    KETV ^ | 12/09/2015
    Germany's Merkel TIME's Person of the Year; Leader bested Black Lives Matter activists, Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump. In a year in which terrorism, refugees and protests of many stripes dominated headlines, TIME magazine tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its Person of the Year. The German leader bested seven other finalists, namely Black Lives Matter activists, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, transgender figure Caitlyn Jenner, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and businessman-reality TV star-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In announcing the winner on NBC's "Today Show" Wednesday, TIME Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs pointed...
  • Time's Person of the Year Angela Merkel

    12/09/2015 5:32:14 AM PST · by House Atreides · 43 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 9, 2015 | Nancy Gibbs
    ...Then came 2015. Not once or twice but three times this year there has been reason to wonder whether Europe could continue to exist, not culturally or geographically but as a historic experiment in ambitious statecraft. Merkel had already emerged as the indispensable player in managing Europe's serial debt crises; she also led the West's response to Vladimir Putin's creeping theft of Ukraine. But now the prospect of Greek bankruptcy threatened the very existence of the euro zone. The migrant and refugee crisis challenged the principle of open borders. And finally, the carnage in Paris revived the reflex to slam...
  • TIME's Person of the Year 2015 is German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    12/09/2015 5:18:37 AM PST · by maggief · 67 replies
    Today ^ | December 9, 2015 | Eun Kyung Kim
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named TIME's Person of the Year. TIME Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs revealed that the woman who courted controversy in 2015 by opening her nation's border to hundreds of thousands of refugees and managed Europe's debt crisis as the choice in a TODAY exclusive Wednesday morning.
  • TIME Announces Shortlist for 2015 Person of the Year

    12/09/2015 2:48:12 AM PST · by Daffynition · 37 replies
    Time ^ | Dec. 7, 2015 | Sarah Begley
    A shortlist of candidates chosen by TIME magazine*s editors for the 2015 Person of the Year was revealed on NBC*s TODAY show Monday morning. The eight contenders are, in alphabetical order:
  • Time Magazine Declares: America No Longer a Republic

    12/08/2015 7:11:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2015 | Tom Trinko
    In a supermarket checkout line, a copy of Time magazine bore the headline "The Supreme Court: Decisions That Changed America." That headline tells us that the U.S. is no longer a representative republic. As Lincoln pointed out, under the Constitution, the American government is "of the people, for the people, and by the people." That's why all laws are supposed to come from the people's elected representatives. If laws don't come from the Congress, the government is no longer of the people, but over the people. If Americans want America changed, they have agreed, through the Constitution, that the process...
  • Trump makes shortlist for Time's Person of the Year

    12/07/2015 7:56:05 AM PST · by GonzoII · 238 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 07, 2015, 10:41 am | Lisa Hagen
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump made the shortlist for TIME magazine's 2015 Person of the Year for his "populist rhetoric" in the 2016 presidential election that has "stirred debate about the party's future."The magazine released its shortlist Monday morning with Trump making the cut among other finalists including Black Lives Matter activists, Russian president Vladimir Putin and Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). 
  • Vote Now: Who Should Be TIME’s Person of the Year?

    11/24/2015 6:21:26 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 75 replies
    Time ^ | Nov. 17, 2015 | TIME Staff
  • Spring Forward, Fall Back? Bills Would End Daylight Saving in Michigan

    10/28/2015 12:17:14 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 28 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/26/2015 | Jack Spencer
    A pair of state lawmakers claim that daylight saving time hasn’t produced the benefits anticipated when Michigan adopted it 42 years ago, and isn’t worth the problems it causes. But any attempt to rearrange Michiganders’ time schedules has potential consequences and faces political hurdles. The modern use of daylight saving time, the practice of advancing clocks during summer months by one hour, was proposed in New Zealand in 1895. Several countries, including the United States, adopted the idea as a way to save energy during World War I. It has been used at other times, including during the oil embargo...
  • Juice Is the Root of Our Obesity Problem

    09/20/2015 1:45:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Time ^ | Sept. 18, 2015 | Penelope Leach
    WHAT COMMON PRACTICE WILL HORRIFY OUR KIDS SOMEDAY?It puts babies' overall nutrition at risk Question Everything IconMany families are trying to reduce their soda intake but manufacturers are fighting back with “no added sugar” formulations and “fruit” drinks. So far, they’re winning. A drink of diluted fruit juice is the routine afternoon snack of many babies. It’s often the good stuff: pure juice. No nasty preservatives, more vitamin C than necessary and no added sugar. But you don’t have to add sugar to make fruit juice sweet—that’s why babies prefer it to water. And because they prefer it, it becomes...
  • A Man with One Watch Knows What Time It Is; a Man with Two Watches Is Never Quite Sure – A Meditatat

    09/03/2015 7:15:48 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-02-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Man with One Watch Knows What Time It Is; a Man with Two Watches Is Never Quite Sure – A Meditation on Following Only One Shepherd Msgr. Charles Pope • September 2, 2015 • As a kind of follow-up to yesterday’s post on testing everything based on the truth of the Gospel, we might do well to consider that Jesus says, To what shall I compare the people of this generation? What are they like? They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another, “We played the flute for you, but you did not...
  • NBC and CBS Hype Push to Have Jon Stewart Moderate 2016 Debate

    08/21/2015 2:55:49 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 21, 2015 | 12:44 PM EDT | Kyle Drennen
    Just two weeks after the broadcast networks mourned “cultural icon” Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show, Friday’s NBC Today and CBS This Morning touted an online petition on the liberal website urging the Commission on Presidential Debates to select the left-wing comedian as a 2016 debate moderator. On Today, co-host Matt Lauer wondered: “Could the presidential race be in Jon Stewart's future?” Fill-in weatherperson Dylan Dryer followed: “Well, that’s the hope of a lot of people....A petition requesting Stewart moderate one of the 2016 presidential debates has been signed almost 140,000 times and that number is growing by...
  • Time magazine: Why America is in decline [not for the reasons you'd expect]

    07/22/2015 7:13:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2015 | Bruce McQuain
    My guess is most of us would agree that America seems to be in decline, but not for the reasons TIME magazine does. Much of the decline is centered in the politics and policies of the governing party.But TIME is pretty sure that, given the study that they cite, the reason is … capitalism. Here’s the “it was great, but” reason: “We looked at very broad measures, and at individual measures, too,” said co-author Hershey H. Friedman, a business professor at Brooklyn College – City University of New York. The most dangerous sign they saw: rising income and wealth...
  • Donald Trump Insult Generator

    07/21/2015 11:57:33 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    Time ^ | July 22, 2015 | Chris Wilson
    ecause the Republican presidential candidate hasn't gotten around to mocking everyone in the world just yet Perhaps no presidential candidate in history has wielded the put-down quite like Donald Trump. John McCain’s a “dummy.” John Kasich is “desperate.” Rick Perry “needs new glasses.” Karl Rove is “a total loser.” Lindsey Graham, Trump said Tuesday as he announced the South Carolina Senator’s cell phone number on live television, is a “stiff. What a stiff.” The list goes on. Feeling left out that Trump hasn’t gotten around to insulting you or your friends? Here’s an app for that. Built on the real-live...
  • 38 Ways College Students Enjoy ‘Left-Wing Privilege’ on Campus

    07/13/2015 7:39:32 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies ^ | 6-29-15 | Tal Fortgang
    Among the great ironies surrounding the state of academia is the continued insistence on hearing more and more “marginalized voices” and increasing “diversity” on campus, as if there is some kind of archaic conservative establishment making that difficult to do. One would likely be hard-pressed to find a more left-leaning group than college professors and admissions officers, who prioritize pulling marginalized groups out of their marginalization and adding people of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds to campus conversations. Yet in their efforts to achieve a more egalitarian conversation, left-wing academics and their students completely ignore (at best) and marginalize (at...
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz: The U.S. Must Save Greece

    07/09/2015 6:53:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Time ^ | July 9, 2015 | Joseph E. Stiglitz
    If Greece continues with austerity, it would be depression without end As the Greek saga continues, many have marveled at Germany’s chutzpah. It received, in real terms, the largest bailout and debt reduction in history and unconditional aid from the U.S. in the Marshall Plan. And yet it refuses even to discuss debt relief. Many, too, have marveled at how Germany has done so well in the propaganda game, selling an image of a long-failed state that refuses to go along with the minimal conditions demanded in return for generous aid.
  • Why it's important to buy Ted Cruz's book today or tomorrow, if you intend to buy it (Vanity)

    06/29/2015 7:33:35 PM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 36 replies
    6-29-2015 | Me
    If you intend to buy Ted Cruz's new book, "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America," then today or tomorrow (6/29 or 6/30) is the absolute best time to do it. It will be released tomorrow, 6/30, and its "numbers" will be counted at that point. On Amazon, with pre-orders, it has already reached #1 in Political Leader Biographies, but it's only #143 in all books. The bigger Ted's book's numbers are, the more press it will get, and the better it makes him look overall. If his book rockets upward in the next couple of days, that...
  • Einstein vs Bergson, Science vs Philosophy and the Meaning of Time

    06/28/2015 3:47:07 AM PDT · by lbryce · 34 replies ^ | June 24, 2015 | Joe Gelonsi
    When Henri met Albert the stars didn’t quite align; nor did their clocks. Jimena Canales, historian of science, tells Joe Gelonesi about her discovery of an explosive 20th century debate that changed our view of time and destroyed a reputation.Physicists and philosophers have a curious relationship. They both need each other for the cosmic dance, but one partner sometimes refuses to join in. Star physicist Stephen Hawking even declared the end of philosophy in 2011. In some ways the pronouncement was to be expected; physics triumphalism dictates that at some point philosophy will exhaust itself and be unable to solve...
  • Einstein saves the quantum cat

    06/19/2015 7:37:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 063-16-2015 | Provided by University of Vienna
    Einstein's theory of time and space will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. Even today it captures the imagination of scientists. In an international collaboration, researchers from the universities of Vienna, Harvard and Queensland have now discovered that this world-famous theory can explain yet another puzzling phenomenon: the transition from quantum behavior to our classical, everyday world. Their results are published in the journal Nature Physics. In 1915 Albert Einstein formulated the theory of general relativity which fundamentally changed our understanding of gravity. He explained gravity as the manifestation of the curvature of space and time. Einstein's theory predicts that...
  • Experience Earth on 'Pluto Time' with this NASA tool

    06/13/2015 2:51:17 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    c|net ^ | 6/6/15 | Amanda Kooser
    Visit another world without ever leaving your yard. A NASA website gives you the time of day when light on Earth is the same as you would see on Pluto.You can't fly to Pluto. You will never have the opportunity to set foot on its inhospitable surface. It took NASA's New Horizons spacecraft over nine years just to get close. Don't let this deter you from experiencing a little bit of Pluto back here on Earth. NASA has unveiled a "Pluto Time" website that helps space fans replicate the light conditions on the dwarf planet from any location in the...
  • Miss Piggy Pens Time Op-Ed for TIME Magazine ["Why I am a Feminist Pig"]

    06/11/2015 11:58:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    MSN ^ | 06/11/2015
    Miss Piggy - as in The Muppets' Miss Piggy - published an op-ed for Time magazine in which she lists all of the way she is a feminist. On Thursday, Miss Piggy is being awarded the prestigious Sackler Center First Award from the Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The award, granted to women who have made outstanding contributions in their field, has previously honored former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Toni Morrison and Julie Taymor. Miss Piggy (whose editorial was actually penned by The Muppets Studio) writes that some "Internet opinion-givers" might question whether she...
  • Shape the "Revolutions of Your Time"? barf alert

    05/25/2015 9:09:14 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | today | Daniel Halper All I can say is this speech by Michelle obama is a crock of shite
  • America's largest home nicknamed 'Versailles' is back from the brink [tr]

    05/07/2015 7:04:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 7, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The owners of the colossal mansion at the center of the award-winning 2012 documentary 'The Queen of Versailles' are nearing completion on the 90,000-square-foot single-family home after experiencing some recent financial success. Time-share mogul David Siegel, 80, and his 49-year-old wife Jackie started construction on the Orlando, Florida mega-mansion more than a decade ago but had to but the home up for foreclosure after taking a huge hit in the 2008 financial collapse. But after sales rebounded at Siegel's company Westgate in the past few years, the Siegels took the home back off the market and construction workers are back...
  • Astronomers unveil the farthest galaxy

    05/05/2015 10:50:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05-05-2015 | Provided by Yale University
    An international team of astronomers led by Yale University and the University of California-Santa Cruz have pushed back the cosmic frontier of galaxy exploration to a time when the universe was only 5% of its present age. The team discovered an exceptionally luminous galaxy more than 13 billion years in the past and determined its exact distance from Earth using the powerful MOSFIRE instrument on the W.M. Keck Observatory's 10-meter telescope, in Hawaii. It is the most distant galaxy currently measured. The galaxy, EGS-zs8-1, was originally identified based on its particular colors in images from NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space...