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  • Black holes' magnetism surprisingly wimpy

    12/07/2017 2:52:50 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | 12/7/17
    Black holes are famous for their muscle: an intense gravitational pull known to gobble up entire stars and launch streams of matter into space at almost the speed of light. It turns out the reality may not live up to the hype. In a paper published today in the journal Science, University of Florida scientists have discovered these tears in the fabric of the universe have significantly weaker magnetic fields than previously thought. A 40-mile-wide black hole 8,000 light years from Earth named V404 Cygni yielded the first precise measurements of the magnetic field that surrounds the deepest wells of...
  • Scott Walker Is Sounding More and More Like Ted Cruz

    08/20/2015 1:01:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Forex Report Daily ^ | August 20, 2015 | Iris Duncan
    The bottom line is this: As long as Republican politics demands extremism, some candidates are going to adopt highly controversial positions that rally conservative support while potentially driving away voters in general elections. “Would you support a change in the 14th amendment if necessary to achieve that?” Trump cited his rival’s views on immigration, Iraq and the Common Core education standards. So, I see what Mr. Trump is talking about right there. “Our country is going to hell”. Trump announced in his proposal for his policy for immigration that was released this past Sunday that he wants to put an...
  • Top food was olives in time of the ancient mariner

    08/15/2010 10:35:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | Thursday, August 12, 2010 | Michele Kambas (ed by Paul Casciato)
    A huge quantity of olive stones on an ancient shipwreck more than 2,000 years old has provided valuable insight into the diet of sailors in the ancient world, researchers in Cyprus said Thursday. The shipwreck, dating from around 400 B.C. and laden mainly with wine amphorae from the Aegean island of Chios and other north Aegean islands, was discovered deep under the sea off Cyprus's southern coast. Excavation on the site, which started in November 2007, has determined that the ship was a merchant vessel of the late classical period. "An interesting piece of evidence that gives us information on...
  • Obama Will Gladly Cut Spending Later, FOr A Tax Hike Today!

    11/30/2012 6:18:32 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 27 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-1-2012 | MOTUS
    I see the fiscal cliff has given us an opportunity to return to Big Guy’s WINNING! negotiation strategy that I call the  “How about you give me your new car for my old shoes?” scuffle. For some reason it’s been working for him for a long time. Portrait of a young man with an old sole…and a big plan Maybe it’s because those old shoes always come in handy for kicking the can down the road. Assuming there is a road…at the end I mean. Danger: road may end at the cliff’s edge (Snip)Charles Krauthammer explains how Big Guy’s 2%...
  • New Playgrounds Are Safe—and That's Why Nobody Uses Them (More Nanny State Unintended Consequences)

    02/02/2012 7:15:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 120 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Feb 1 2012 | The Atlantic
    New Playgrounds Are Safe—and That's Why Nobody Uses Them The problem with safety guidelines is that they make most playgrounds so uninteresting as to contribute to reduced physical activity. Playgrounds don't look like they used to. Steep metal slides and wooden towers have given way to slow, plastic slides and carefully penned-in climbing contraptions. And forget about seesaws -- they're a thing of the past. When kids are bored by unimaginative (read: safe) playground equipment, they're less active as a result, and with childhood obesity at epidemic proportions, that's a danger, too. An interesting new investigation looks into this phenomenon....
  • How Liberalism May Be Hurting Comic Book Sales

    01/10/2012 8:37:45 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | January 5, 2012 | Darin Wagner
    How Liberalism May Be Hurting Comic Book Sales by Darin Wagner If you are a conservative like me, you’ve been reading fewer and fewer comic books over the last 12 years. For those of you who know what I’m talking about, the weekly visit to the comic book shop has become either an exercise in irritation or a monotonous drill. You pick up a superhero comic book featuring a childhood favorite of yours, hoping to reignite some of that magic you felt way back when and you see that the opening sequence in the comic deals with an oil rig...
  • School turns heating off to ‘save planet’

    12/06/2011 5:10:18 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies
    The Sun ^ | Dec. 6, 2011 | JOHN COLES
    A HEADTEACHER got a roasting yesterday for turning the school heating OFF on one of the coldest days of the year — to save the planet. Pupils shivered in coats, hats and scarves as temperatures fell to just 1°C (34°F). Head Rob Benzie switched off the radiators to show how the secondary school could cut its carbon footprint. But some staff and parents slammed the "barbaric" plan. One teacher called it "beyond stupid" and added: "It was absolutely ridiculous. "I've never worked in such cold. I'm all for saving the planet but this was barbaric. "Nobody could work properly and...
  • Barak: We Cannot Come Off 'Wimpy' on Iran

    11/17/2011 9:52:42 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/11/11 | David Lev
    In an interview Thursday morning, Defense Minister Ehud Barak sounded somewhat more pessimistic on the likelihood that the international community could stop Iran's nuclear program with sanctions than he did in an interview on American TV a day earlier. Speaking on Israel Radio, Barak said that although Israel was trying to convince members of the international community to economically isolate Iran, he did not think that effort would work. Despite his pessimism, he said, Israel needed to continue working through diplomatic channels – and avoid the alternative. On Wednesday, Barak had told American interviewer Charlie Rose that it was in...
  • On this day of Huntsman threads: How Huntsman can break out from 1%... (vanity)

    09/04/2011 2:00:34 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 25 replies
    OK we've had a couple Huntsman threads today, thought I'd add one before I give up on the guy entirely. I propose a thread, to advise former US Ambassador to the People's Republic of China Jon Huntsman, how he can become popular and get his mojo.
  • Singapore soldier 'remorseful' over maid backpack gaffe (draftee had maid carry his backpack...)

    08/24/2011 11:00:03 AM PDT · by Renfield · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4-5-2011
    A Singaporean soldier who was pictured with a maid carrying his backpack has identified himself to his commander and undergone counselling, officials say. The soldier was "remorseful", defence official Col Desmond Tan said in a letter published in the Straits Times. The recruit was undergoing physical training prior to basic training. The image, which was first published on social media sites, has led to debate in Singapore on whether conscripts and their training are tough enough....
  • Are you a wimpy parent? Check for these 7 signs

    11/08/2010 3:00:31 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Dayton Daily NEws ^ | Nov 8, 2010 | Gregory Ramey, Ph.D., The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton
    I have evaluated numerous children whose only problems are that they live with loving and dedicated parents who are wimps. There is no psychological test yet to diagnose this disorder, but here is how you can assess yourself and perhaps avoid a visit to a therapist’s office. 1. Are you more concerned about your children’s feelings than their behaviors? Wimpy parents care excessively about making their children feel comfortable. While feelings are important, the real world judges us all on actions. Wimpy parents are reluctant to require their youngsters to do anything that may feel uncomfortable. One parent told me...
  • Wimpy foreign policy never saved anyone's day

    10/05/2009 8:22:56 AM PDT · by notaliberal · 3 replies · 190+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 2, 2009 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Barack Obama seems anxious to follow in the footsteps of the last century's most well-known appeasers, Chamberlain and Carter. And if our president were even half as smart as his billing has claimed, then he would know -- merely judging from these two -- that appeasers never win and their wimpy foreign policy never saved anyone's day. Quite the opposite, in fact.
  • Shut Up and Pay Your Taxes, Traitor, Implies Paul Begala

    04/20/2009 3:32:37 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 41 replies · 1,215+ views
    American Spectator ^ | April 20, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Clintonista Paul Begala says all you unpatriotic, wimpy, whiney Americans out there should just shut up and pay your taxes. "Why are they out there whining with this Tea Party thing? Just a bunch of wimpy, whiney, weasels who don't love their country and don't want to support - there are guys at Walter Reed who gave their legs for my country, and they're whining because they have to write a check?" the political consultant who worked in Bill Clinton's White House told Don Imus.