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  • Why the EU sucks! Vacuum cleaner tycoon Sir James Dyson reveals (TR)

    09/16/2017 8:46:16 AM PDT · by DFG · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/15/2017 | Jane Fryer
    Sir James Dyson is lithe, rangy, tanned, beadily alert and, despite never using his own award-winning Supersonic dryer, boasts gloriously fluffy hair. ‘It blows my hair to smithereens and gives too much root uplift,’ he says. This week he was particularly busy, even by his exactingly high standards as Britain’s best-known inventor. On Wednesday, fed up with trying to get politicians to do something about the dire lack of engineers in this country, he opened a university to train them; the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology. And, oh yes, he took on Jean-Claude Juncker. When the European Commission president...
  • Chris Wallace: Donald Trump Is Acting Like He Is "Kind Of The Commander-in-Chief Already

    12/11/2016 1:26:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 9, 2016 | Tim Hains
    'Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace told network anchor Shep Smith on Friday that it looks to him like Donald Trump is effectively the president already. Wallace said that Trump has done so much more than president-elects generally do before their term begins that he is giving off the impression that Barack Obama has retired early. "He’s almost more the president than the president is," Wallace said. "He’s not waiting until he actually takes the oath of office on January 20th," he concluded. "He’s kind of the Commander-in-Chief already." Trump visited victims of last week's terrorist attack at Ohio State...
  • Fashion Police question

    06/08/2016 5:56:52 PM PDT · by pbear8 · 31 replies
    Political Correctness Gone Wild ^ | June 8 2016 | political correctness gone wild
  • Former US ambassador to Syria: I couldn’t defend US policy any longer

    06/03/2014 12:56:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    US Ambassador Robert Ford resigned from his State Department post a month ago, after a long and difficult time as the envoy to Syria. Ford showed great personal courage in his service while Bashar al-Assad instigated attacks on Western embassies and eventually provoked a massive civil war which has turned into a regional threat, thanks to the collapse of his power in large regions of Syria. The collapse of American policy in Syria over the past year was presumed to have prompted Ford’s departure, which he confirms with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview today.This is interesting for more...
  • Clinton and Fiorina agree on Syrian strategy ...and they're both wrong

    10/03/2015 7:18:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Cain TV ^ | 10/2/15 | Robert Laurie
    WWIII over CIA backed rebels? No thanks. We needed a President and Secretary of State who could stymie Russia on the diplomatic front. We needed a President who was up to the task of managing the world stage. We needed a Commander in Chief who would be either feared or respected by our allies and enemies alike. We don't have that. Instead, we're faced with Middle Eastern chaos, a rapidly expanding global terrorist force, and a refugee crisis that is spreading to every corner of the globe. The President's response has, so far, consisted of a feckless UN speech and...
  • Clinton and Fiorina agree on Syrian strategy ...and they’re both wrong

    10/03/2015 6:03:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/15 | Robert Laurie
    WWIII over CIA backed rebels? No thanks We needed a President and Secretary of State who could stymie Russia on the diplomatic front. We needed a President who was up to the task of managing the world stage. We needed a Commander in Chief who would be either feared or respected by our allies and enemies alike. We don’t have that. Instead, we’re faced with Middle Eastern chaos, a rapidly expanding global terrorist force, and a refugee crisis that is spreading to every corner of the globe. The President’s response has, so far, consisted of a feckless UN speech and...
  • Vacuum salesman invited to teen with autism’s birthday party moves crowd to tears

    01/20/2015 9:06:27 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 32 replies
    FOX 17 News ^ | 1/20/15 | FOX 17 News
    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Since Dylan Green was 2 years old, he has had a passion for vacuum cleaners. Dylan, who has autism, was never into “normal” toys, his mother Jodie told WTVR. The middle school student turned 14 over the weekend and celebrated his birthday with a party that included close friends, family and a vacuum salesman. In an effort to help make her son’s birthday special, Dylan’s mother sent an email to the Kirby Company, the Cleveland-based makers of the Kirby vacuum. “I am reaching out to you in hopes for an answer to an unusual request for...
  • Police: Hawarden, Iowa, man shoots at vacuum sales crew

    09/10/2013 8:29:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | Sept 9, 2013 | Molly Montag
    HAWARDEN, Iowa | Police said a Hawarden, Iowa, man shot at three vacuum cleaner salesmen on Saturday. No one was hurt. Samuel Harrison, 50, was charged with felony going armed with intent and intimidation with a dangerous weapon, and misdemeanor assault and operating while intoxicated - second offense. Harrison shot at the Omaha-area sales crew in the 4800 block of Buchanan Avenue about 3:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. No one on the crew was hit. "For whatever reason, Mr. Harrison became upset about them in the area and he fired off several rounds out of his shotgun," said Sioux County...
  • The Freeper's Guide to Vacuum Cleaners

    08/12/2013 10:43:30 AM PDT · by golux · 86 replies
    Free Republic | 8/12/2013 | Golux
    Vacuum Cleaners: The Freeper's Guide Here, in a nutshell, are the critical basics on vacuum cleaners. These facts will be of use if you are buying a new or new-to-you one. Thanks to the babel of modern advertising and increasingly shoddy manufacturing standards, FACTS are harder to find, and little known. Here they are. No brand names are mentioned in this piece. There are two general kinds of vacuum cleaners: canister vacs and upright vacs. I will not talk about in-home central vacs. The question of what kind of vac to choose is purely yours, but many who vacuum thicker...
  • Inside the Hyperloop: the pneumatic travel system faster than the speed of sound

    08/10/2013 5:10:21 PM PDT · by Optimist · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Aug 10, 2013 | Nick Allen
    It is called “The Hyperloop” and, according to the designer, it will be a revolutionary “fifth mode” of transport, eclipsing trains, planes, boats and automobiles. (snip) Billionaire Elon Musk’s CV is impressive, to say the least. He made his initial fortune from PayPal ... his SpaceX venture ... founded Tesla (snip) he would be publishing plans for the Hyperloop on Monday, August 12 (snip) Mr Musk will not be patenting the design and it will be “open source”, meaning anyone can modify it, or try to build it.
  • ‘Suction so powerful, it’s scary’: company advertises vacuum - on billboard outside abortion clinic

    06/01/2013 7:08:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    life site news ^ | Andrew Smith, LifeSiteNews Australian correspondent
    BRISBANE, Australia, May 31, 2013 ( - Australian pro-life leader Teresa Martin saw something she never expected to see when she drove past the Marie Stopes facility at Bowen Hills in Brisbane. “We were stunned at the billboard,". The billboard, advertizing Miele Australia vacuum cleaners, reads, "Suction so powerful it's scary." The inadvertent placement of advertising for vacuum cleaners on the side of an abortion clinic was part of a national advertising campaign for Miele Australia. Miele told the company sought removal of their advertising from the billboard the moment they became aware of its location. LifeSiteNews contacted Marie...
  • Nanosuit Lets Insects Survive in Vacuum

    04/18/2013 1:10:44 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    TechNewsDaily ^ | 4/17/13 | Jillian Scharr
    Nanosuit Lets Insects Survive in Vacuum by Jillian Scharr April 17 2013 01:57 PM ET A fruit fly larva chills out while viewed through a scanning electron microscope, a process the scientists thought would have killed it. " There are very few organisms that can survive in a vacuum, and usually fruit fly larvae are not one of them. But almost by accident, researchers have discovered a way to create a “nanosuit” around the insects that allows them to survive in a vacuum, or space devoid of matter, for more than an hour.  Researchers at the Hamamatsu University School...
  • The fire on USS Miami (SSN-755) has been linked to a vacuum cleaner

    06/06/2012 3:20:37 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 6 2012 | Ros Krasny
    (Reuters) - A fire that caused an estimated $400 million in damage to a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered submarine docked in Maine may have been caused by a vacuum cleaner, authorities said on Wednesday. The fire in the forward compartment - which includes crew living, command and control spaces and the torpedo room - of the USS Miami on May 23 took about 12 hours to extinguish and injured seven firefighters. "Preliminary findings indicate the fire started in a vacuum cleaner used to clean work sites at end of shift, and stored in an unoccupied space," the shipyard's public affairs office...
  • Obama's Vacuum

    11/02/2011 1:06:43 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-2-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • [v]That Sucking Sound You Hear...[v]

    10/06/2011 6:40:00 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 22 replies a total vacuum of leadership.
  • George Soros sued by ex-girlfriend for reneging on real estate promise

    08/11/2011 12:53:38 AM PDT · by Justaham · 71 replies ^ | 8-11-11 | Emily Smith
    A beautiful Brazilian soap star has the lead role in her own daytime drama, which casts George Soros, the billionaire financier of lefty causes, as a heavy who not only broke her heart, but also reneged on a promise to give her an Upper East Side apartment worth $1.9 million. The drama will be staged in Manhattan Supreme Court, where 28-year-old Adriana Ferreyr yesterday filed a blockbuster $50 million suit charging, among other things, that the frisky octogenarian slapped her around while they were in bed discussing his real-estate betrayal. The sultry actress and the mogul, who's worth some $14.5...
  • Matter/Antimatter from the Vacuum

    12/10/2010 2:37:31 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 12/10/10 | Paul Gilster
    Matter/Antimatter from the Vacuum by Paul Gilster on December 10, 2010 New work at the University of Michigan, now written up in Physical Review Letters, discusses the possibility of producing matter and antimatter from the vacuum. The idea is that a high-energy electron beam combined with an intense laser pulse can pull matter and antimatter components out of the vacuum, creating a cascade of additional particles and anti-particles. UM Engineering research scientist Igor Sokolov has this to say about the theoretical study: “We can now calculate how, from a single electron, several hundred particles can be produced. We believe...
  • Abhor a vacuum? The star of the cleanest convention in town? Brush roll, please: Vacs!

    06/06/2010 3:56:23 AM PDT · by rawhide · 12 replies · 398+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | Helen Anders
    It's hard for his friends to hear this, but 13-year-old Scott MacMillan of Georgetown sometimes falls asleep with a vacuum cleaner in his arms. His mother, Barb, backs up his story. In fact, she says, when a tornado siren once sounded, Scott rounded up all his vacuum cleaners and hunkered down with them in the bathroom. That wasn't easy. Scott owns 150 vacuum cleaners. "I've been made fun of so much, it doesn't matter anymore," Scott says. "I collect vacuum cleaners. So what?" Scott is among 42 people - mostly adults - gathered at the Embassy Suites Central in North...
  • Radical Islam is Filling a ‘Moral Vacuum’ Left by Decline of Christianity in Britain

    05/28/2008 11:19:35 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 153+ views ^ | May 28, 2008 | Sean Poulter and Niall Firth
    Senior Bishop Warns - Radical Islam is filling a ‘moral vacuum’ in Britain, a senior Church of England bishop has warned. The Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, has said that the decline of Christian values has meant that Britain is now gripped by the doctrine of ‘endless self-indulgence’ which had led to the destruction of family life. He warned that the ‘newfangled and insecurely founded doctrine of multiculturalism' has led to immigrants creating ‘segregated communities and parallel lives’. In an article published in the new political magazine Standpoint, Nazir-Ali claimed that the Church lost its influence over...
  • Cat Fleas' Journey Into The Vacuum Is A 'One-way Trip'

    12/17/2007 1:59:46 PM PST · by blam · 114 replies · 193+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-17-2007 | Ohio State University.
    Cat Fleas' Journey Into The Vacuum Is A 'One-way Trip' ScienceDaily (Dec. 17, 2007) — Homeowners dogged by household fleas need look no farther than the broom closet to solve their problem. Scientists have determined that vacuuming kills fleas in all stages of their lives, with an average of 96 percent success in adult fleas and 100 percent destruction of younger fleas. In fact, the results were so surprisingly definitive that the lead scientist, an Ohio State University insect specialist, repeated the experiments several times to be sure the findings were correct. The studies were conducted on the cat flea,...