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  • Oh, noes: 80% of biofuels producers have cut back production due to federal-mandate uncertainty

    05/15/2014 7:27:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Well, who woulda’ thunk it? The Environmental Protection Agency finally decided to acknowledge the incompatibility of the Renewable Fuel Standard with both America’s declining gasoline consumption and the environmental degradation caused by the production of corn ethanol, thereby obliterating the entirely government-imposed “market” for biofuels — and what do you suppose happens? Via The Hill: Almost eight in 10 biodiesel producers in the United States have cut back production this year due to uncertainty over federal policies that encourage making the fuels, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) said.The report released Wednesday was based on a survey the NBB conducted. In...
  • U.S. vows to defend Japan if conflict erupts in East China Sea

    02/08/2014 5:43:28 PM PST · by traumer · 61 replies
    Washington Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday that the United States would defend Japan against attack, even in conflicts involving islands claimed by China and Taiwan, as tensions continue to boil between the Asian powers. Kerry, who said he would visit China next week, met in Washington with Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and reaffirmed the 1960 treaty that commits the United States to protect its ally. That includes with respect to the South China Sea, he said, before correcting himself to say the East China Sea, where China and Japan have conflicting claims. Fears of conflict rose in...
  • Friends and Enemies (Oliver North)

    09/29/2011 6:54:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON When the U.S. State Department announced this week that it finally is going to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, it was a nonevent for most of our countrymen. That's because few Americans know how deadly the organization is. For that we can thank those at Foggy Bottom who are wedded to the naive hope of a near-term "diplomatic breakthrough" in Afghanistan. Couple that misguided belief with the Obama administration's self-deception that the radical Islamic jihad against the West ended with the demise of Osama bin Laden and it's understandable why the Haqqani network...
  • Fighting this Depression with the Last Depression's Tactics is a Recipe for Disaster

    07/07/2012 4:24:57 AM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 6, 2012 | Col. Frank Ryan, CPA, USMCR (Ret.)
    In Chairman Bernanake's doctoral thesis, he "focused on the role of monetary policy in affecting economic activity, and on the historical analysis of the causes of the Great Depression." His thesis and resulting understanding of the negative impact that uncertainty has on business cycles should provide insight on the actions needed by government to resolve our current economic difficulties. In short, Dr. Bernanake understood that "[i]t is shown that increased uncertainty provides an incentive to defer such investments in order to wait for new information" (page 2 of the dissertation). In the same paper, he wrote, "Uncertainty is seen to...
  • How Obama Creates Uncertainty and Paralyzes Growth

    06/08/2012 4:28:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Reason ^ | 06/08/2012 | John Stossel
    President Obama would do us all a big favor if he'd ask himself this: "Would I start or expand a business without knowing what regulations or taxes government will impose next year?" If he'd just stop and ask that, he'd have a sense of what's wrong with the economy. He'd understand why a country that must create 120,000 new jobs each month just to absorb newcomers created only 69,000 last month. Past recoveries were quicker. Something is different. What could it be? Let's remember that the economy -- which is to say, us -- is already burdened by byzantine bureaucratic...
  • Will the Fed Bring Clarity or Confusion?

    01/22/2012 8:36:42 PM PST · by quicksilver123 · 1 replies
    These New Times ^ | 1/22/2012 | Bruce Krasting
    Next Wednesday, between 12:30 and 2PM, we will get a ton of new information to digest and analyze. The Federal Reserve will make a series of statements while unveiling its new communication effort. A portion of the new information will be contained in the revised Summary of Economic Projections (SEP). The Fed has worked long and hard on its new communication policy. The question is, What will people think and how will the markets react? I believe that there is a very good possibility that the Feds plan will add to uncertainties regarding monetary policy. Contrary to its objectives, the...
  • S&P 500, Nasdaq, (and DOW) fall more than 4 percent

    08/04/2011 11:54:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 141 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/4/11 | Caroline Valetkevitch
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors fled stocks on Thursday, putting the S&P 500 into correction territory, as worries about the U.S. economy and European debt escalated. All three indexes were down 2 percent, having fallen more than 3 percent each at one point. Decliners beat advancers on the New York Stock Exchange by 14 to 1. "People are throwing in the towel because they can't find relief on any front. There are a lot of worries about the economy," said Milton Ezrati, market strategist at Lord Abbett Co. in Jersey City, New Jersey, which manages $110 billion in assets. The...
  • Fiscal Uncertainty in Washington Shakes Small Business Confidence

    06/29/2011 3:18:17 AM PDT · by Son House · 12 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | June 28, 2011 | Shannon Bream
    Traditionally, we are led out of a recession by small businesses hiring people and creating jobs, and thats not happening in this recession, says Dan Danner, President and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). ...The report shows that small business confidence was down for a third straight month in May, and that only 5 percent of small business owners think now is a good time to expand. Economist Martin Baily of the Brookings Institution says the lack of investment, hiring and expansion by small businesses is one of the reasons the nations economy isnt recovering as quickly...
  • Stockpiling food against economic uncertainty

    04/18/2011 8:48:01 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 90 replies
    The laundry room of Tamara Huffmans split-level here in the Shenandoah Valley is filling up with cheese powder and freeze-dried ham, at the ready should her husband, Brian, lose his job anytime in the next 25 years. She carves a little bit out of their already tight budget every month to buy some more. This sort of stockpiling was once the purview of survivalists preparing for Armageddon. But Huffmans fear isnt the end of the world so much as the $5 basket of grape tomatoes she bypassed the other day at her local supermarket.
  • Study: Romance fueled by uncertainty of relationship

    03/27/2011 4:15:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 26, 2011 | Laura Donovan
    We want what we cant have, and this reality comes through in a new study that found women are more attracted to men when they cant tell how much the males like them. Though the study, titled He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not Uncertainty Can Increase Romantic Attraction, was conducted on female undergraduates, one of the researchers said she believes the findings would also be true for males. But how did this phenomenon come about? Are we just bored by guys who are clearly into us, or do we simply enjoy torturing ourselves by being infatuated with people...
  • The Meaningless Social Security Tax Rate Cut

    12/24/2010 3:56:15 AM PST · by Scanian · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 24, 2010 | Joe Gimenez
    A lot of people in government don't know much about business operations because they have never run a business. Examples: the current president, vice president, probably most members of Congress, economics professors at publicly funded state colleges, and most of the other people in government or government-funded organizations for whom I slave away as an independent businessman on a daily basis to pay their salary and benefits. In the interest of giving these people a sliver of insight into real-world working conditions, I thought I'd present a glimpse into my thought processes on Social Security tax reduction of 2 percent...
  • Liberals Spinning Economic Uncertainty

    09/10/2010 6:04:20 AM PDT · by tysonbam · 6 replies
    Rancor News ^ | September 10th, 2010 | Tyson Bam
    Liberals Spinning Economic Uncertainty The American Prospect has partisanship down to a science with Mark Schmitt's new article, Uncertainly Wrong. We have heard a lot in the past 18 months about uncertainty and its affects on the economy but only now did we realize that...it's all Bush's fault. In his own words, Today's uncertainty was baked in nine years ago, by the same people who are now capitalizing on it. Schmitt is speaking about the sunset clause on the tax cuts that cause them to expire at the end of the year. This doesn't represent George Bush not shoving policy...
  • Liberals Spinning Economic Uncertainty

    09/09/2010 3:11:23 PM PDT · by tysonbam · 3 replies
    Rancor News ^ | September 9th, 2010 | Tyson Bam
    The American Prospect has partisanship down to a science with Mark Schmitt's new article, Uncertainly Wrong. We have heard a lot in the past 18 months about uncertainty and its affects on the economy but only now did we realize that...it's all Bush's fault. In his own words, Today's uncertainty was baked in nine years ago, by the same people who are now capitalizing on it. Schmitt is speaking about the sunset clause on the tax cuts that cause them to expire at the end of the year. This doesn't represent George Bush not shoving policy down our throat. This...
  • It's NOT the Economy, Stupid: It's the Mess in Washington

    09/02/2010 8:10:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/02/10 | Jeff Cox
    It's NOT the Economy, Stupid: It's the Mess in Washington Published: Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 10:55 AM ET By: Jeff Cox CNBC.com Staff Writer Despite all the worry about the sluggish US economy, businesses and investors are finding an even bigger reason to be cautious these days: the political mess in Washington. "Businessesespecially smaller businesses, independent businessesthey don't know what their cost structures are going to be because of government-imposed changes," David Kotok, founder of Cumberland Advisors, said on CNBC this week. "Half the US economy's holding back because of this great uncertainty that's coming from Washington." Investors, too,...
  • 1.6%: Weak GDP Does Not a Weak Economy Make

    08/31/2010 6:20:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 08/31/2010 | John Tamny
    At present there's quite a lot to criticize President Obama about when it comes to his administration's economic policies. But with regard to last Friday's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) revision which allegedly points to a weakening economy, the anger should center on what a worthless number GDP is, as opposed to Obama's admittedly limited worth as an economic strategist. One editorial that decried the revised number and the President's surely unfortunate policies noted a big drop in new home sales and weak manufacturing data as symptoms of those policies. It went on to say that during economic recoveries numbers like...
  • Atlas Didn't Shrug (He's just sitting on his hands while he confronts regulatory & tax uncertainty)

    07/28/2010 7:14:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies · 4+ views
    Barron's ^ | 07/28/2010 | Randal Forsyth
    THE BATTLE OVER FISCAL POLICY has been joined. In one corner stands Jean-Pierre Trichet, urging an immediate adoption of austerity. In what the Financial Times described as a "strident" article published in its own op-ed pages, the European Central Bank president last week proposed tax increases and spending cuts throughout the industrialized world. Trichet's call for fiscal austerity in the FT reiterated his assertion last month at the Group of 20 meeting that such hair-shirt policies would boost confidence and therefore the economy, an argument last heard 80 years ago. ("G20 Channels Herbert Hoover," June 8) In the other is...
  • Obama economy sends Americans to their mattresses

    07/12/2010 3:43:47 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 46 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 11, 2010 | Michael Barone
    -- snip -- Government policies designed to stimulate the economy seem to be having the opposite effect. Consumers aren't buying, businesses aren't hiring and those fortunate enough to have some cash on hand don't seem to be investing. I call it the mattress economy...
  • Great Recession Did Not Have To Be Great (But Gov't Added to Uncertainty Paralyzing Businesses)

    03/04/2010 7:30:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 429+ views
    Forbes ^ | Rich Karlsgaard
    Whether the 2007-09 slump was the worst since the 1930s or is merely tied with the 1973-74 debacle is an open debate. The economy appears to be weakening again, fueling fears of a double dip. I am certain, though, that the 2007-09 Great Recession didnt need to be so great. It could have been, should have been, no worse than the 1990-91 recession. Since World War II, the U.S. has suffered 12 recessions. The two worst, not including the most recent, were in 1973-74 and 1982-83. Both lasted 16 months and saw unemployment go over 10%. The 1973-74 recession was...
  • Some Things Are Worse Than Uncertainty (Like the certainty of more government spending)

    02/01/2010 9:44:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies · 188+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 02/01/2010 | Irwin Stelzer
    Markets hate uncertainty, so the conventional wisdom goes. And it is true. But the reduction of uncertainty can be a mixed blessing, especially if what becomes more certain is likely to interfere with recovery from the recently ended recession. Ben Bernanke has been confirmed for another term as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. But confirmation came at a price -- the further dilution of the Feds independence. The leader of the Senate Democrats, Harry Reid, says that in return for his support Bernanke has promised to ease credit further. How that is possible with interest rates already effectively at...
  • Corporate I dont know factor rises

    06/03/2009 10:46:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies · 720+ views
    FT ^ | Peggy Hollinger
    Corporate I dont know factor rises By Peggy Hollinger in Paris Published: June 4 2009 02:53 | Last updated: June 4 2009 02:53 Business leaders have lost their sense of direction in the face of the global economic crisis and 40 per cent are unable to pick growth opportunities for their companies, according to a survey of the worlds top corporate decision-makers. We have never experienced such a big I dont know before, said Marc Lhermitte, Ernst & Young partner. These are people who like to have opinions. The findings, published in E&Ys European attractiveness survey, reveal the depth of...
  • A Darwinist Religious Experience Described

    04/13/2009 8:35:28 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 8 replies · 755+ views
    CEH ^ | April 11, 2009
    A Darwinist Religious Experience Described April 11, 2009 As millions of Jews just completed Passover, and as millions of Christians gather to celebrate Easter, a Darwinist reporter was experiencing existential vertigo a sweeping sense of dizziness as her imagination zoomed in and out of the implications of her faith. It may be the closest thing that a secular materialist can call a religious experience. And religious experience is an accurate description: it was the outworking of an all-encompassing world view, with ultimate causes, ultimate destinies, moral imperatives, and heavy doses of faith. Amanda Gefter (see her previous attack...
  • The Bubble of Uncertainty Is About to Burst

    03/09/2009 4:40:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 1,011+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 03/06/09 | Jason Schwarz
    The Bubble of Uncertainty Is About to Burst by: Jason Schwarz March 06, 2009 We are in the decade of the bubble. This new bubble, which I call the uncertainty bubble is different because its price action is negative, however, the bubble-like characteristics are the same as the previous bubbles in tech, housing, and oil. Once mainstream momentum attaches itself to a cause, it will run beyond what the fundamentals warrant. This bubble has been especially dangerous because there is nothing that investors despise more than uncertainty. The bubble of uncertainty has caused a rather dramatic stock market sell-off but...
  • The Worst Misstep: Geithner Added to the Doubt

    02/15/2009 3:05:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 904+ views
    NYT ^ | 02/15/09 | GRETCHEN MORGENSON
    The Worst Misstep: Geithner Added to the Doubt By GRETCHEN MORGENSON TIMOTHY GEITHNER, the brand new Treasury secretary, was panned last week for how he unveiled the Obama administrations plan to rescue the financial system from the bankers who broke it. Mr. Geithner was not especially articulate, his critics said, and he provided only an outline of an outline, not the detailed blueprint people anticipated and wanted. To a degree, one of Mr. Geithners biggest problems was not of his own making. His boss, President Obama, had fanned expectations for his debut as Mr. Fix-It, leaving the impression that it...
  • Sarah Palin and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

    09/03/2008 10:37:16 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 35 replies · 269+ views
    MosesKnows
    Sarah Palin and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle There is a principle in quantum mechanics holding that increasing the accuracy of measurement of one observable quantity increases the uncertainty with which another conjugate quantity may be known. In simpler terms, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle states that you cannot make a measurement without affecting the results of the measurement. The mere fact you make the measurement influences the accuracy of the results. Some thinkers have elevated the uncertainty principle to the status of a philosophical principle, called the principle of indeterminacy. How does this principle apply to Vice-Presidential candidate Governor Sarah Palin?...
  • Understanding of Dark Pools is Elusive, Reports Traders Magazine Survey

    07/13/2008 10:12:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 148+ views
    Traders Magazine ^ | 06/17/08 | Nina Mehta
    Understanding of Dark Pools is Elusive, Reports Traders Magazine Survey June 17, 2008 By Nina Mehta The dark pool landscape is changing so rapidly that a large portion of buyside traders can't keep up with some of the developments. According to a Traders Magazine electronic survey, 38 percent of buyside traders said they were not aware that some dark pools send out or receive information about resident orders. Nor were they aware that some dark pools send and receive electronic immediate-or-cancel orders from other venues. Dark pools are now stepping up efforts to cater to different buyside constituencies through their...
  • Models Look Good When Predicting Climate Change

    04/03/2008 2:56:03 PM PDT · by cogitator · 11 replies · 141+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | 04/03/2008 | Staff Writers
    The accuracy of computer models that predict climate change over the coming decades has been the subject of debate among politicians, environmentalists and even scientists. A new study by meteorologists at the University of Utah shows that current climate models are quite accurate and can be valuable tools for those seeking solutions on reversing global warming trends. Most of these models project a global warming trend that amounts to about 7 degrees Fahrenheit over the next 100 years. The study titled "How Well do Coupled Models Simulate Today's Climate?" is due to be published this Friday in the Bulletin of...
  • Covering Reality with Gold Leaf

    02/20/2008 1:48:41 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 121+ views
    Quadrant ^ | January 2008 | Greg Price
    THERES SOMETHING QUAINT about the earliest paintings in Florences Uffizi Gallery. In these religious paintings, you know who is important because of their relative size. The big people are the important ones. The little ones are less important. That seems like a nice simple way to organise the world. Or rather, theres almost no sense of the world as a real place in these early paintings. Thats partly because the background is gold leaf. At most the figures exist in some very sketchy religious architecture, or theyre assigned little frames, like fragments of a comic strip. They dont actually have...
  • Schwarzenegger Squashes Religious Freedom (SB 1441 SIGNED!!!)

    08/28/2006 9:27:06 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 253 replies · 4,450+ views
    Schwarzenegger Squashes Religious Freedom Thomasson: Arnold Schwarzenegger has two faces. He speaks at churches and says he believes in religious freedom and family values, yet hes stabbing pro-family Californians in the back. Sacramento, California Campaign for Children and Families is shocked and dismayed that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed SB 1441 (Kuehl). Todays disastrous action by Schwarzenegger means Christian and other faith-based colleges in California will be forced to promote transsexuality, bisexuality, and homosexuality if they accept students with Cal Grants. People of conscience are appalled that Arnold Schwarzenegger has trampled religious freedom to satisfy hyperactive sexual activists,...
  • Quantum Physics and the Media

    10/25/2005 10:44:35 PM PDT · by Logic Times · 13 replies · 572+ views
    Logic Times ^ | 10-26-05 | Dan Hallagan
    This inherent inaccuracy stems from the violent interaction of the information gatherer(s) with the event being observed, and what emerges no longer represents the actual event. The violence done during the observation phase is not a physical violence, but a disruptive, prejudicial and dysfunctional pattern of thought and action by all members of the news gathering infrastructure, from factors as well-understood as biased reporters and editors, to elements as subtle as camera angles, props, timing, tone and the selection of adjectives. The end result is that no event of any complexity can run the gauntlet of distortion erected between the...
  • Truth, Incompleteness and the Gdelian Way

    05/21/2005 2:42:12 AM PDT · by infocats · 58 replies · 1,021+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2005 | Edward Rothstein
    Is there a more powerful modern Trinity? These reigning deities proclaim humanity's inability to thoroughly explain the world. They have been the touchstones of modernity, their presence an unwelcome burden at first, and later, in the name of postmodernism, welcome company. Their rule has also been affirmed by their once-sworn enemy: science. Three major discoveries in the 20th century even took on their names. Albert Einstein's famous Theory (Relativity), Kurt Gdel's famous Theorem (Incompleteness) and Werner Heisenberg's famous Principle (Uncertainty) declared that, henceforth, even science would be postmodern.
  • CA: Uncertainty clouds governor's reform measures as deadline nears

    04/21/2005 7:02:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 360+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/21/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger promised to wage a great battle this fall in a special election showdown with the unions, the special interests and - most of all - the Democrats. But with his numbers falling in the polls and a key petition deadline approaching, there is growing uncertainty not only about which measures voters might face but even whether Schwarzenegger still wants the confrontation. "This has been a catastrophe from beginning to end," said Raphael Sonenshein, a political scientist at California State University, Fullerton. "He's proposed a year of warfare with the Democrats on issues that unite...
  • New Phising attacks affects all browsers except IE

    02/08/2005 2:05:36 PM PST · by Syntyr · 19 replies · 1,778+ views
    Computerworld ^ | FEBRUARY 08, 2005 | Paul Roberts
    Experts: International domain names may pose threat The new trick is a variation of the 'homograph attack' The new trick is a variation of a known technique called the "homograph attack" and takes advantage of loopholes in the way some popular Web browsers display domain names that use non-English characters. It could allow malicious hackers and online identity-theft groups to trick unsuspecting users into divulging sensitive personal information, according to an advisory from The Shmoo Group, a hacker collective, and from Secunia. snip For example, attackers could register a Web domain "bloomberg.com," which looks identical to the popular business news...
  • 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!
  • Anyone seen "What the Bleep Do We Know"?

    11/28/2004 9:27:58 PM PST · by TBP · 13 replies · 819+ views
    November 29, 2004 | TBP
    I'd love to hear your comments on the movie "What the Bleep Do We Know." I thought it was the most impressive movie I have seen in a very long time. Has anyone seen it? "What the Bleep" is a movie that deals with quantumm science, the power of thought to shape our experience, the scientific basis for the power of thought. It ries to explain the nature of reality, both scientifically and theoretically. It is about "how the quantum world invites spiritual and mystical interpretations of reality." "What the Bleep Do We Know!?" talks about the science of possibilities...
  • Election Uncertainty Weighing on Stocks

    10/22/2004 3:34:55 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 8 replies · 312+ views
    Yahoo (Associated Press) ^ | Oct 22nd, 2004 | Meg Richards
    Election Uncertainty Weighing on Stocks, As Major Indexes Slump Into Negative Ranges NEW YORK (AP) -- Add election chaos to the list of worries plaguing Wall Street. With just over a week to go before America heads to the polls, all the major stock indexes are in negative range for the year, and pricey oil may not be entirely to blame. A repeat of the 2000 recount would almost certainly send stocks tumbling, and some analysts say that possibility is already being factored into share prices. The thought that terrorists might try to disrupt the electoral process has also crossed...
  • THE TWO JOHNS: SO WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR LUNCH?

    10/17/2004 7:34:22 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 706+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2004 | GREGORY BORSE
    The Two Johns: So What Do You Want for Lunch? (election levity) Written by Gregory Borse Sunday, October 17, 2004 A new reality television series is being launched by Al Gore's fledgling cable channel. Titled ''The Two Johns,'' the series will capture the riveting behind-the-scenes action as two rich, white liberals plot their run for the White House during the 2004 presidential campaign. While the series is still in production, a special screening of previously filmed footage was made available to the press for review. Here's a snip: John: ''So what do you want for lunch?'' John: ''You know, we...
  • As Income Gap Widens,Uncertainty Spreads

    09/20/2004 9:04:19 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 96 replies · 1,501+ views
    Yahoo (washingtonpost.com) ^ | Sept 20th, 2004 | Griff Witte
    <p>Scott Clark knows how to plate a circuit board for a submarine. He knows which chemicals, when mixed, will keep a cell phone ringing and which will explode. He knows how to make his little piece of a factory churn hour after hour, day after day.</p>
  • GOP Jamboree Could Briefly Lift Stocks(market hates a tight race)

    08/28/2004 11:53:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 273+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/26/04 | Kenneth Barry
    GOP Jamboree Could Briefly Lift Stocks By Kenneth Barry Workers test audio levels in New York's Madison Square Garden, August 27, 2004 as work continues for the Republican National Convention which starts Augusts 30. (Jeff Christensen/Reuters) NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fasten your seatbelts. The Republicans are coming to town. If things go smoothly at the Republican National Convention, the stock market could get a brief boost next week, experts say. If not, watch out. Uncertainty about the outcome of the Nov. 2 vote is only one of several big worries facing investors, said Robert Hormats, vice chairman of Goldman...
  • Climate: Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

    05/25/2004 11:47:54 AM PDT · by cogitator · 11 replies · 160+ views
    Space Daily ^ | 05/25/2004 | Dan Whipple
    You can't follow the issue of global warming for very long without wondering what are the facts the climate debate, and where those facts leave off and interpretations begin. The confusion is understandable. Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh's listeners probably think the issue of a warming planet is a hopeless mishmash of conflicting science forwarded by mindless ecozealots. Millions of people who will see the film, "The Day After Tomorrow," which opens this week, doubtless will come away fearful that a climate disaster awaits the next flap of a butterfly's wings. A headline last week from a scholarly Internet...
  • Arnold Kling: Decisions Under Uncertainty [living with probabilities, not absolutes. Russert v. W]

    02/10/2004 8:02:10 AM PST · by Tolik · 5 replies · 222+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | Arnold Kling
    Tim Russert: But can you launch a preemptive war without iron clad, absolute intelligence that he had weapons of mass destruction? President Bush: Let me take a step back for a second and there is no such thing necessarily in a dictatorial regime of iron clad absolutely solid evidence." -- Meet the Press, February 8, 2004I enjoy teaching statistics in high school even more than I enjoy teaching economics. Part of the reason is that the Advanced Placement exam in statistics is so much better than the exam in economics. You can pass the economics AP just by memorizing...
  • GOP uncertainty in recall may clear today --- Arnold Schwarzenegger says he'll announce on Leno

    08/06/2003 6:43:07 AM PDT · by bedolido · 15 replies · 215+ views
    USA Today ^ | 08/06/03 | Martin Kasindorf
    <p>LOS ANGELES Potential candidates in California's Oct. 7 recall election are eyeing one another nervously, waiting for someone to break the tension over who will run to succeed Democratic Gov. Gray Davis if voters oust him. With Saturday's deadline to file for a spot on the ballot approaching fast, "this reminds me of the scene in Gunfight at the OK Corral right before the first shot is fired," Republican campaign consultant Dan Schnur says. "As soon as the first one draws, there'll be bullets flying in every direction."</p>
  • Editorial: A date with uncertainty (October 7, 2003)

    07/25/2003 6:27:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 220+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/25/03 | Op/Ed
    <p>There will be an election on the question of whether to recall Gov. Gray Davis.</p> <p>It will take place on Oct. 7.</p> <p>The ballot will include the election of a successor in the event voters remove Davis from office.</p> <p>That's a lot to get settled, given the sea of uncertainty that is California politics at the moment. Give Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante credit for making the situation better instead of worse.</p>
  • A Davis Recall Election Would Shake Up Political Landscape

    06/16/2003 6:41:09 AM PDT · by boris · 11 replies · 184+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06-16-03 | George Skelton
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cap16jun16,1,3130656.story George Skelton: Capitol Journal A Davis Recall Election Would Shake Up Political Landscape SACRAMENTO--U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein probably won't run. If she doesn't, Arnold Schwarzenegger very well might. And if he does, Richard Riordan definitely won't. But Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) will unless the recall election is in Democratic-friendly March, rather than this fall. Assume the voting on whether to recall Gov. Gray Davis is in November and Schwarzenegger and Issa are running on the Republican side. Does Bill Simon jump in too? Probably not, but who could have imagined him running last year? State Sen. Tom McClintock...
  • THE THEORY OF ELEMENTARY WAVES A Causal Explanation of Quantum Phenomena

    06/16/2003 1:38:57 AM PDT · by ThePythonicCow · 24 replies · 1,214+ views
    Yankee Robotics, LLC ^ | March 30, 2000 | Lewis E. Little
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