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  • Obama the man without a plan

    07/22/2011 11:13:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 7/22/11 | Mark Steyn
    Earlier this month, Moody's downgraded Irish government debt to junk. Which left the Irish somewhat peeved. The Department of Finance pointed out that it had met all the "quantitative fiscal targets" imposed by the European Union, and the National Treasury Management Agency said that Ireland was sufficiently flush "to cover all its financing requirements until the end of 2013." Which is more than the government of the United States can say. That's not the only difference between the auld sod and America. In Europe, austerity is in the air, and in the headlines:
  • Without Mubarak, there is no Israeli attack on Iran

    02/12/2011 9:13:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 2/12/11 | Aluf Benn
    Most Israelis were either born or immigrated to this country during the period in which Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt. This is the reality they know. And this is the significance of the stability that Mubarak provided them with. (Snip) The best case scenario, in his view, even if it is less likely, is that Egypt will become like Turkey before the era of Erdogan: a pro-American country, controlled by the military. Netanyahu shared with Mubarak his concerns about the growing strength of Iran. Egypt played a key role in the Sunni, the "moderate," axis, which lined up alongside Israel
  • Tax Hike Hinged on Legislator with 1 Week of Experience

    01/13/2011 10:13:19 AM PST · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | January 13, 2011 | Andy Shaw
    “She” is Kathy Moore, a Lincoln Park friend and former public school teacher who was put in that unenviable position by the stark reality of political hide-and-seek. Or, in this case, seek-and-hide. Her reliably Democratic 11th District, which includes Lincoln Park and Lakeview, elected a brand new state representative, Ann Williams, in November, to replace John Fritchey, a popular long-time rep who won election to a seat on the Cook County Board. Fritchey began his new job in December, so Williams could have been sworn in as a state rep a month ago to represent the district in the lame-duck...
  • Doctors without Dollars

    10/03/2010 10:49:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    www.kevinpezzi.com ^ | Kevin Pezzi
    The February 12, 2007 issue of Time magazine included an interesting article by Scott Haig, M.D. entitled Doctors without Dollars. As Dr. Haig illustrated, the traditional practice of medicine is no longer as lucrative as it once was, so doctors are looking for other ways to make a living. Some
  • "Day Without Mexicans" on Facebook

    05/25/2010 7:21:26 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies · 652+ views
    Facebook ^ | 5/25/10 | raccoonradio
    (Note: link may not work unless you are a facebook member) >>I did not make this up just passing it along..... As you may have already heard, May 25th is the day designated to protest the new immigration law. In reading all the hipe [sic], I have decided to start my own communication about this. Of course, we will not be affected by the activity on the boarder [sic] however, we can contribute by not making any purchases that day. We can help make a dent in the economy by showing how much this country needs us and how we...
  • Think Before You Plunk: Which Charity Will Use Your Haiti Donation Wisely?

    01/15/2010 6:11:22 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 41 replies · 1,125+ views
    Politics Daily/Woman Up ^ | January 15, 2010 | Donna Trussell
    Compassion and concern for the victims of Tuesday's earthquake outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has prompted caring people to make donations to assist in their aid. I had planned to write a quick post discouraging donations to big, bloated, bureaucratic charities with overpaid CEOs and marketing budgets more appropriate for multinational oil companies than nonprofits. But I soon realized that by the time I separated rumors from facts and scandals from smear campaigns, Haiti would be fully rebuilt and I would be serving out my dotage in the Sarah Daft Home. So I'll just suggest as a caution that readers check...
  • Countdown Ratings Declines Continue; Better Off Without Olbermann?

    03/30/2010 2:35:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 872+ views
    TV By The Numbers ^ | March 30, 2010 | by Bill Gorman
    The ratings declines for Countdown with Keith Olbermann continue. Year over year declines for the first 3 months of 2010 ranged from 40-45% in the cable news advertiser target adults 25-54 demo, and between 21-29% among average viewership.While it’s hard to completely attribute cause and effect to TV ratings, it’s interesting to note that Countdown had better ratings (and a less severe year to year ratings and viewership loss) during the month of March, when Keith wasn’t on the air (he was off from 2/24 until last night) than it did during February (and was approximately on par with...
  • Latino group calls for unity and focus on socioeconomics - (AZ-based Immigrants Without Borders)

    09/09/2006 3:48:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 419+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/8/06 | Hiram Soto
    LOS ANGELES – Immigrants Without Borders is an Arizona-based assistance organization. It doesn't have the multimillion-dollar funding of national Latino organizations, nor does it have their fame. But this regional group has something the others don't: the ability to mobilize immigrants, to organize marches like the ones seen in the past few months and a long list of community contacts. Bringing these two sides together and the development of a long-term social and economic strategy for Latinos are among the goals of the National Latino Congress. Some 1,300 leaders and activists from across the nation are attending the event, which...
  • All-Druse unit returns without single casualty

    08/14/2006 10:56:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 1,172+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 15, 2006 0:49 | YAAKOV KATZ
    They hiked over 40 kilometers, killed close to 20 Hizbullah guerrillas and spent 32 days in Lebanon without a single casualty. But on Monday, soldiers from the Herev Battalion emerged from battle, sweaty, dusty and tired making history twice - as the first battalion to enter Lebanon and the one to spend the longest amount of time deep in enemy territory under Operation Change of Direction. The battalion, consisting strictly of Druse soldiers from northern Israel, was on its way to take control of the northern border with Lebanon on July 12, when Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser were kidnapped...
  • Iraqis take giant step, rebuild without U.S. support

    07/05/2006 5:47:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 407+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brian J. Holloran
    BAGHDADI, Iraq (July 4, 2006) -- An Iraqi man with sweat dripping off of his brow reaches into a bucket to grab a handful of mortar. He spreads the thick paste across a half built wall under the scorching midday sun in Baghdadi, Iraq, June 19. This is a common occurrence in any part of Iraq, but what makes this scene special is that the Iraqis are paying for the labor and materials -- not the American people. "The Iraqis are taking things into their own hands," said Gunnery Sgt. Erik E. Duane, detachment chief, Detachment 1, 3rd Civil Affairs...
  • Brothers Arrested In Terror Raid Released Without Charge (UK)

    06/09/2006 5:30:26 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 363+ views
    Brothers arrested in terror raid freed without charge (Filed: 09/06/2006) Two brothers arrested following a controversial anti-terror raid by police during which one of the them was shot, have been released without charge. Mohammed Abdul Kahar and Abul Koyair were being questioned at London's high security Paddington Green police station after the raid in Forest Gate, east London, last week. But tonight the 20-year-old and 23-year-old were released, and a police spokesman said that the search of their home had been completed. A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "We appreciate the police operation has caused inconvenience and disruption to the occupants...
  • Quake Victims Could Be Left Without Basic Provisions For Months, Warns President

    05/29/2006 6:16:35 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 378+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-30-2006 | John Aglionby
    Quake victims could be left without basic provisions for months, warns president · Rescuers give up hope of finding more survivors· Homeless and sick face threat of erupting volcano John Aglionby in Yogyakarta Tuesday May 30, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Indonesia's president warned last night it would take months to deal with the basic needs of tens of thousands of earthquake survivors, as rescue teams all but gave up hope of pulling more people alive from the rubble. Relief started trickling through to towns demolished by Saturday's 6.3-magnitude quake that killed at least 4,300 people on Java island, but President...
  • California gets taste of life without immigrant workers

    05/01/2006 4:17:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 216 replies · 4,086+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/1/06 | Lisa Leff - ap
    Chinese food or a hamburger were easy to come by in the Mission District on Monday. Doughnuts or bagels? No problem. But in a neighborhood where every other storefront seems to house a tacqueria, you would have been hard-pressed to find a burrito. With leaders of the national "Day Without Immigrants" calling for an economic boycott, many Hispanic-owned businesses closed for the day in the city's unofficial Latin quarter and throughout California, encouraging employees to participate in the massive protest marches. "Today, no - no working and no buying," said Enrique Varguas, 28, who rescheduled a dozen or so landscaping...
  • CA: Life without 50,000 illegal immigrants (Ventura County)

    04/23/2006 4:28:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 1,575+ views
    Ventura Star ^ | 4.23.06 | Tom Kisken
    The strawberries and celery could be gone, replaced by fields of wheat or endless checkerboards of pavement, homes and commerce. Fuel and packaging businesses that rely on farms would be wounded but so would construction companies and golf courses. Taxes would go down. Hospitals would have more money to spend on wellness programs that combat diabetes. The Ventura County Sheriff's Department would save $3 million a year in jail costs. There would be more jobs, but maybe not the kind people would want. Wages would rise, but so would the price of a night on the town and the hotel...
  • Hamas Forms Government Without Moderates

    03/18/2006 3:20:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 454+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/06 | Ibrahim Barzak - ap
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Hamas said Saturday it had completed the formation of its government without succeeding to bring in moderate parties, a step that looked likely to only increase the chances of international isolation. The narrow government to be presented to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at a meeting Sunday could bring on crippling economic sanctions that the World Bank has warned would devastate the poverty-stricken Palestinian territories. Abbas will approve the Hamas government — which does not include his pragmatic Fatah Party, presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rdeneh said. But he will warn the Islamic militant group, which is...
  • Providing ‘red carpet’ service, without the carpet

    02/13/2006 3:26:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 252+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 13, 2006 | Master Sgt. Will Ackerman
    /13/2006 - SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Day and night they arrive -- four-star generals, ambassadors. congressional leaders and even Vice President Dick Cheney. Whether they stop for a formal visit or are here en route to another location, a two-person protocol team is there to greet them with a salute and a smile. “We are the first people (distinguished visitors) see when they get off of the plane here,” said Capt. Edgar Lopez, 447th Air Expeditionary Group protocol chief. “We have to present a crisp military image, because that is often what they base their impression of their...
  • A Quandary to Our Queries

    12/21/2005 6:59:55 AM PST · by forty_years · 198+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | December 21, 2005 | Donnel Jones
    There’s a lot being said about Bush’s wiretapping without a warrant. However, this intrusion into our privacy is nothing new. According to Drudge, Clinton did it and so did Carter. Clinton "authorized to approve physical searches, without a court order" during what it now falsely deemed the golden age of peace during the fat 90s, when our current and real enemies were planning death in secret. So why did Clinton seek such a broad extention of his executive powers? Bush at least has done so with the war against Islamism as an alibi. Ditto for Carter during the Cold War....
  • Alaska anti-gun-control law goes into effect Wednesday

    10/16/2005 1:47:00 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 177 replies · 3,415+ views
    http://www.helenair.com ^ | 10/15/05 | MATT VOLZ
    JUNEAU, Alaska — Starting Wednesday, a new anti-gun-control law in Alaska will allow handgun owners to carry concealed weapons without a permit in the seven Alaska cities where permits are now required. Gun owners will be allowed to keep their firearms in their vehicle, even if the car is parked on private property where the owner has a no-gun policy. And, some police chiefs say, local ordinances that ban guns from public buildings such as city halls will no longer be enforceable. Alaska’s new law forbids municipalities from passing gun laws that are more restrictive than state law. The National...
  • Iraqi Police Conduct Raid Without Oversight

    10/01/2005 8:31:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies · 684+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 1, 2005 | Spc. Ben Brody, USA
    BAGHDAD, Oct. 1, 2005 – In the dead of night Sept. 24, Iraqi police with the 2nd Public Order Brigade conducted their first raid without oversight by coalition forces. The mission was directed against members of terrorist groups and criminal gangs in Medain, a district south of Baghdad. In all, the Iraqi police unit detained 20 suspects and confiscated several AK-47 assault rifles. "Medain is a very important area for us to secure - many people suspected of terrorism live in that region," said Brig. Gen. Hamed Aabdullah Abrahim, 2nd POB commander. "Our brigade is conducting qualitative operations, not quantitative,...
  • Liberals regroup after NARAL ad (there is no freedom without choice)

    08/22/2005 3:12:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 522+ views
    US News ^ | 8/18/05 | Liz Halloran
    Liberals regroup after NARAL ad Alex Wong–Getty Images Posted 8/18/05 By Liz Halloran It was a rough week for liberals and progressives trying to build a case against Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts, whose Senate confirmation hearings begin September 6. They were knocked on their heels last Friday when NARAL Pro-Choice America, under pressure from both sides of the aisle, pulled a controversial anti-Roberts ad that suggested he sympathized with abortion clinic bombers. The group's chief spokesman subsequently resigned, and just a few days later, anonymous aides on Capitol Hill whispered to Washington Post reporters that Democrats would abandon...
  • Senior Police Commander On Film – Calls to Beat Disengagement Opponents Without Mercy

    07/24/2005 9:04:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 685+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jul 22, '05 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Channel 10 TV on Friday night will air its video footage depicting Negev police commander Brigadier-General Miso Shacham. Speaking to the area border police commander, Shacham is recorded instructing his forces to beat anyone who breaks away from the Kfar Maimon group, seeking to enter Gush Katif. He called for the indiscriminate use of the water cannon, giving him authority to do so without hesitation or approval, as well as telling him to use batons and “hit them hard, blows to the lower extremities to teach them a lesson”. The documented footage includes a fair share of vulgarities and...
  • CA: State set to start fiscal year without budget

    06/30/2005 6:51:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 259+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/30/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - California was on the brink of entering the new fiscal year without a state budget for the fifth time in a row after lawmakers deadlocked Thursday over a tiny fraction of spending in a plan likely to exceed $115 billion next year. The Assembly adjourned for the holiday with plans for party leaders to work on a compromise over the weekend with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, but senators were called back into session late Thursday for a possible vote on a Democratic budget plan. Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, said he would keep members in session...
  • Sudan wants MSF head (Issues Warrant for Head of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres)

    05/31/2005 6:48:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 20 replies · 642+ views
    Sudan wants MSF head Reuters KHARTOUM – Sudan has issued a warrant for the arrest of the country head of aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) for publishing a report on hundreds of rape cases in Darfur, the attorney-general said yesterday. “We have issued a warrant for the arrest of the head of the organisation after speaking to the [governmental] Humanitarian Aid Commission,” Mohamed Farid, Sudan’s attorney-general, said. He said it was for publishing a false report on rapes in the Darfur region in March. MSF Holland released the report in March, saying its doctors working in Darfur had medical...
  • Bolton confirmation:More treating the symptoms-(powerful proof; U.N.unconstitutional for USA)

    05/13/2005 2:29:14 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 434+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | MAY 13, 2005 | DEVVY KIDD
    Politics as usual has been playing itself out the past month or so over the confirmation of John R. Bolton as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The Republicans, who clearly have demonstrated they have no concern over our freedoms and sovereignty, have been singing Bolton's good virtues while the Democrats rant Bolton is a rat. Then, to confuse this diversionary tactic even more, a handful of Republicans suddenly decided they had questions about Bolton. For these United States of America to continue even appointing a U.S. representative for this communist body is to give legitimacy to America's...
  • CA: Fee plan targets pollution - ACA 13(proposal would increase taxes without voter approval)

    04/15/2005 9:05:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 400+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 4/15/05 | Jim Miller
    Gov. Schwarzenegger, who has rejected the idea of increasing state taxes, is pushing legislation that would let cities, counties and other public agencies increase fees and property tax assessments to pay for stormwater cleanup and flood control. Local governments face hundreds of millions -- and maybe billions -- of dollars in costs to reduce pollution in runoff from yards, construction sites and other locations to comply with the federal Clean Water Act. The legislation would put a measure on a future state ballot to weaken Prop. 218, the anti-tax measure approved by 56 percent of voters nearly a decade ago....
  • Distilled Spirits Council Urges Ban of Alcohol Vapor Devices ("alcohol without liquid" - AWOL)

    03/22/2005 6:02:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 86 replies · 2,418+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/21/05
    Distilled Spirits Council Urges Ban of Alcohol Vapor Devices; Senate Committee on Regulated Industries Hears Bill Today Mon Mar 21,12:48 PM ET To: State Desk Contact: Sarah Rosen of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, 202-682-8840; Web: http://www.distilledspirits.org WASHINGTON, March 21, /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Distilled Spirits Council today urged swift passage of legislation introduced in Florida banning "alcohol without liquid" (AWOL) devices that allow consumers to inhale alcohol by mixing alcohol with pure oxygen. The bill, SB 794, sponsored by Senator Mike Haridopolos, would prohibit the sale or use of these devices and make its sale a...
  • CA: Sting nets contractors working without licenses

    03/18/2005 2:07:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 712+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 3/18/05 | Connie Skipitares
    The contractors came by the dozens to the two San Jose houses, offering up estimates for painting, kitchen remodeling and landscaping. But the homeowners who welcomed their bids weren't who they appeared to be. They really were investigators for the state's contractors licensing board, carrying out an undercover sting this week -- a sting that nabbed 59 unlicensed builders. Those nabbed by the ruse were given criminal citations that could land them in jail for a maximum of six months, or they could be ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. A first offense for being unlicensed usually draws two years...
  • Ass’t AG Favors Arresting Jews Without Trial as Expulsion Approaches

    03/15/2005 9:47:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 278+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 15, '05 | staff
    The government’s Assistant Attorney general, Shai Nitzan, said that it might be appropriate to keep Jews under arrest without indictment or trial as the date for executing the government’s plan to expel Jews from their homes in the Gaza region approaches. The procedure for arresting people without due process rights of indictment and trial, known as administrative detention, has been considered a measure to be used only for jailing suspected terrorists who pose an immediate threat to the country. Administrative detention has also been used on rare occasions against Jewish citizens, persons who were deemed dangerous because of their extremely...
  • Eighteen Hundred And Froze To Death (The Infamous 'Year Without Summer')

    03/12/2005 8:10:49 PM PST · by blam · 64 replies · 5,528+ views
    Island Net.com ^ | 4-7-2004 | Keith C. Heidon,PhD,ACM
    Eighteen Hundred and Froze To Death The Infamous "Year Without A Summer" Of the cold summers in the period 1811 to 1817, the year 1816 has gone down in the annals of New England history as "The Year There Was No Summer," the "Poverty Year" and "Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death." The year began with a moderate but dry winter. Spring was tardy and continued very dry. The growing season from late spring to early fall, however, was punctuated by a series of devastating cold waves that did major damage to the crops and greatly reduced the food supply....
  • Companies Seek Recipes Without Trans Fat

    01/20/2005 3:14:50 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 38 replies · 1,262+ views
    kansascity.com ^ | 1 18 05 | JOE MILICIA
    WOODMERE, Ohio - The nation's food companies are stirring up new recipes for everything from Oreos to SpaghettiOs to get rid of trans fat, the artery-clogging ingredient that must be listed on food labels next year. The companies say they're promoting good health, but they're also looking ahead to the new federal rule and new dietary guidelines urging consumers away from trans fats. Trans fats have been in the nation's food supply for decades, giving products a long shelf life and making goodies like chips and cookies oh so yummy. They are formed when liquid oils turn into solid fats...
  • 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!
  • Does Human Rights Law Apply to Terrorists?

    11/11/2004 10:34:32 AM PST · by forty_years · 20 replies · 1,085+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | November 11, 2004 | Ted Lapkin
    On November 8, 2004, a U.S. federal judge ruled that the Bush administration had improperly ignored the Geneva Conventions in establishing military commissions to try detainees at the Guantánamo Bay U.S. naval base as war criminals. Ted Lapkin's timely article delves into the complexities of the Geneva Conventions, and how much they should apply to the war on terrorism. —The Editors. From Manhattan to Mindanao, Islamist zealots draw no distinction between combatants and non-combatants. Jihadists target women, children, and the elderly without even the pretence of discrimination. In June 2004, an Al-Qaeda affiliated group distributed a video proudly documenting...
  • Lebanon Loses Again

    09/05/2004 11:58:14 AM PDT · by forty_years · 543+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | September 5, 2004
    Ah, the travails of a tiny country caught at the crossroads of greater powers. Sound familiar? Lithuania? Armenia? Israel? There have been so many holocausts that we could easily pick one out of a hat and discuss it. But because of recent developments in Damascus and Beirut, we’ll discuss Lebanon today. In a move I found quite surprising, the U.N. Security Council voted Friday in, support for a free and fair electoral process in Lebanon's upcoming presidential election, conducted according to Lebanese constitutional rules devised without foreign interference or influence. The new U.N. resolution also called for, the restoration of...
  • 75,000 Without Power As Storm Slams S.C.

    08/29/2004 9:28:45 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 354+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-29-2004 | Bruce Smith
    75,000 Without Power As Storm Slams S.C. Sunday August 29, 2004 5:01 PM AP Photo NY107 By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Tropical Storm Gaston sloshed ashore in South Carolina Sunday, spinning sheets of rain and near hurricane-force strength wind as it uprooted trees, snapped power lines and knocked out power to at least 75,000 homes. A flash flood watch was in effect for most of the coast, and Charleston's mayor, Joseph P. Riley Jr., urged those who had not evacuated to stay indoors. ``The best advice for everyone is to stay put. Stay put,...
  • Tribes Without Names For Numbers Cannot Count

    08/21/2004 3:01:00 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 961+ views
    Nature ^ | 8-19-2004 | Helen Pearson
    Published online: 19 August 2004Tribe without names for numbers cannot count Helen PearsonAmazon study fuels debate on whether the concept of numbers is innate. Can a knowledge of numbers determine the way we think? © Alamy A study of an Amazonian tribe is stoking fierce debate about whether people can count without numbers. Psychologists, anthropologists and linguists have long wondered whether animals, young children or certain cultures can conceptualize numbers without the language to describe them. To tackle the issue, behavioural researcher Peter Gordon of Columbia University in New York journeyed into the Amazon. He carried out studies with the...
  • Labor leader (head of the largest union in the AFL-CIO): unions better without John Kerry

    07/27/2004 9:44:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 632+ views
    KPTV.com ^ | 7/27/04
    Labor leader: unions better without John Kerry 7/27/04 BOSTON -- The head of the largest union in the AFL-CIO says the labor movement is in crisis and might be more motivated to change if Democrat John Kerry is not elected president -- even though he doesn't want to chance it by keeping George W. Bush in the White House. Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, with 1.6 million members, said in an interview Monday with The Washington Post that the effort he is leading to restructure organized labor would lose momentum under a Democratic president. "I don't...
  • NASA Ponders Shuttle Flight Without Two Key Changes

    06/19/2004 7:49:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 198+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/19/04 | Broward Liston - Reuters
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA (news - web sites) is considering whether it can return its space shuttles to flight without making two safety improvements that have so far proved to be high hurdles for agency engineers, top officials said on Friday. After the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas last year and killed the seven astronauts aboard, the Columbia Accident Investigation Board drafted a lengthy list of ambitious reforms. Among other proposals, the board recommended NASA come up with a way to repair damage to the leading edge of a shuttle's wing, such as the kind that doomed...
  • White without Apology

    08/13/2003 6:57:47 AM PDT · by bedolido · 429 replies · 965+ views
    TooGoodReports ^ | 08/13/03 | Bernard Chapin
    While doing my weekly shopping at the Jewel-Osco, I overheard a very unusual conversation. It was between two young baggers who were talking about an article one of them had read regarding President Lincoln. Both men happened to be black. One of them informed the other that President Lincoln cared nothing about blacks and was actually a racist. I was stunned. I wanted to interject a million things to their discussion but I didn’t. Instead, I silently watched the checker ring up my order. The incident immediately brought to mind the old commercial from the seventies where tears run down...
  • Accused carjacker nabbed without pants

    08/07/2003 1:14:04 PM PDT · by bedolido · 4 replies · 175+ views
    Cincinatti Post ^ | 08/07/03 | Shelly Whitehead
    A man clad only in boxer shorts allegedly carjacked a couple driving through Newport in a red convertible last night, and then became the subject of an air and land search. He was finally captured early this morning -- still in his skivvies -- in a Newport alley, police say. Newport Police Chief Tom Fromme said Cincinnati police began pursuing Marlin J. Patton, 27, of Cincinnati, some time before 9 p.m. Wednesday. Fromme said Patton crashed into a car in the 400 block of Columbia in Newport about 9 p.m. and jumped from his wrecked car to commandeer a Chrysler...
  • CA: Both sides mull a future without Davis

    07/12/2003 9:26:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 208+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/12/03 | Robert Price
    Duane Moore, chairman of the Kern County Democratic Central Committee, has a possible cure for Gov. Gray Davis' recall headache. Resign. Quit. Clear out your desk. But leave the lights on for the new guy, Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante. Quitting now would bring the recall effort to a screeching halt and derail Republicans' plans to hijack the governor's office for Darrell Issa, Arnold Schwarzenegger or somebody else with a more conservative bent. It would acknowledge what pundits from both parties have been suggesting for months: Davis' political future is about as promising as Dan Lungren's, no matter what the outcome...
  • OLD BOYS CLUB

    03/29/2003 10:14:03 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 337+ views
    the stella awards ^ | 2.28.03 | Randy Cassingham
    The cases presented in the True Stella Awards are typically selected to illustrate various aspects of the runaway problems in our civil legal system. The aim, over the long run, is to clearly show that there is no one aspect of the problem that needs change to "fix" the entire system;the problems are indeed systemic. It's definitely not just bad lawyers,or too many of them (though that's part of it). It's not just that the medical profession isn't weeding out bad doctors (though that's part ofit). It's not just that insurance companies encourage frivolous claimsand suits by making "nuisance" payments...
  • City That Never Sleeps Grows Uneasy Without Rudy

    01/17/2003 2:48:03 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 406+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-18-2003 | David Usborne
    In Foreign Parts: City that never sleeps grows uneasy without Rudy By David Usborne in New York 18 January 2003 The other night, we were passing a fancy new apartment block in the Chelsea area of Manhattan (units rent for $6,000 (£3,500) a month) when a large rat zipped across the pavement. Nasty, I thought. It was surely even less pleasant for the tramp sleeping in cardboard boxes across the street. It's only an impression, but Manhattan seems to be getting scruffier again. Every night, honking rubbish trucks disturb my sleep, yet the heaps of bursting bin- bags outside never...