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Articles Posted by Jack Hydrazine

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  • Security 'bad news for sex drive'

    04/15/2014 9:14:36 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 43 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14APR2014 | BBC Staff Writer
    A woman's sex drive begins to plummet once she is in a secure relationship, according to research. Researchers from Germany found that four years into a relationship, less than half of 30-year-old women wanted regular sex. Conversely, the team found a man's libido remained the same regardless of how long he had been in a relationship.
  • SpaceX to Attempt Daring Reusable Rocket Test During Dragon Launch Today(4:58pm EDT/1:58pm PDT)

    04/14/2014 7:44:23 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 26 replies
    Space.com ^ | 14APR2014 | Tariq Malik
    It's an audacious plan, the odds of success are low, but SpaceX is going to do it anyway: The private spaceflight company founded by billionaire Elon Musk will launch a rocket with landing legs into orbit today, then try to bring part of it back and park it in the ocean. The chances of success? Maybe between 30 and 40 percent, said SpaceX vice president of mission assurance Hans Koenigsmann. "If we can pull this off … we'll be super-thrilled," Koenigsmann told reporters yesterday (April 13). You can watch the SpaceX's Dragon launch live on Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV....
  • Video – Blizzard conditions possible for parts of Texas & Oklahoma

    04/13/2014 1:43:14 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 13APR2014 | Robert Felix
    Snow beginning tonight with BRIEF near blizzard conditions possible across the North Texas & Western Oklahoma Panhandles, according to Chris Morris with the National Weather Service in Amarillo, Texas Also hard freeze warnings in effect! – In mid April!
  • NASA clears SpaceX for Monday cargo launch (Mon. 4:58pm EDT/1:58pm PDT)

    04/13/2014 12:39:23 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 14 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 13APR2014 | William Harwood
    NASA managers Sunday cleared SpaceX to press ahead with launch of a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship Monday on a two-day flight to the International Space Station, concluding the lab can be safely operated until a faulty computer can be replaced during a contingency spacewalk next week. With forecasters predicting an 80 percent chance of acceptable weather, the SpaceX Falcon 9 version 1.1 rocket is scheduled for blastoff from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 4:58 p.m. EDT (GMT-4). If all goes well, the company's uncrewed Dragon cargo capsule will reach the space...
  • Forget Cows, Smart Car 'Tipping' Is The New Fad

    04/08/2014 7:24:46 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8APR2014 | Tyler Durden
    Cows in the San Francisco area will be sleeping better at night since, for the last few days, gangs of angry internal combustion engine-likers have taken to a new trend - Smart car tipping. NBC Bay Area found four of the targeted Smart cars between Sunday night and Monday morning. "Whoever is doing this just has misdirected anger," noted one upset owner, as another witness joked, they reminded him of little dogs: "They look like they are dachshunds sitting up on their hind legs." The exact motives behind the vandalism are unclear, as a parody Facebook page was set up...
  • Burn - Vintage '60s Girl Group Ellie Goulding Cover with Flame-O-Phone

    04/08/2014 1:57:12 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8APR2014 | Scott Bradlee
    Here's our '60s girl group / doo wop style remake of Ellie Goulding's "Burn," complete with a saxophone that shoots fire (called the "Flame-O-Phone," played by Stefan Zeniuk). Pay special attention to Adam's visibly uncomfortable reaction to seeing 4 foot flames come from the bell of a saxophone, and watch my security deposit go up in flames (both literally and figuratively). Warning: do not play with fire at home! Stefan is a trained professional.
  • ‘Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclipse Visible April 14-15, Beginning Rare Series Of Total Eclipses

    04/08/2014 12:40:28 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 44 replies
    CBS ^ | 4APR2014 | Brandon Mercer
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Just in time for tax day, which may feel like trying to squeeze blood from a rock, the moon will appear blood-red in a total lunar eclipse on the night of April 14th and overnight into April 15h. The total eclipse will be at its best over the Bay Area at 12:46 a.m. on April 15th, but the beginnings of the eclipse will be visible starting around 9:55 p.m. The moon will begin turning red at 12:08 a.m. The eclipse is a rare celestial phenomenon easily observed with the naked eye, and as such it...
  • Triumph of His Will (Elon Musk / SpaceX bio)

    04/07/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 19 replies
    Esquire Magazine ^ | 15NOV2012 | Tom Junod
    He is sitting at his desk, at the headquarters of his company — of one of his companies — SpaceX. He is eating. He is eating a plate of food that his personal assistant gave him. It is late, and he is eating to stay on schedule. He is a man of scrupulously developed politesse, and he worries that eating his scheduled dinner while completing his scheduled interview might give offense. It does not, because although he eats hungrily, he never succeeds in making his food look appetizing. On his white plate is a turkey leg, a sad bouquet of...
  • Women begin feeling invisible to men ‘when they turn 51′

    04/06/2014 7:30:19 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 273 replies
    SWNS.com ^ | 25MAR2014 | SWNS Reporter
    Women feel invisible to the opposite sex at the age of 51, it emerged yesterday. A detailed study of 2,000 women revealed a large percentage felt they no longer received the level of attention they once did after hitting 51. Many even went as far as to admit they felt ‘ignored’. The women claimed their confidence plummeted after hitting 50 and blamed greying hair, having to to wear glasses or even struggling to find fashionable clothes. The lifestyle study, commissioned by herbal remedies company, A.Vogel, also found more than two thirds of women over 45 had walked into a room...
  • Seattle’s most epic April Fool’s prank

    04/01/2014 7:41:36 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 11 replies
    KIRO radio 97.3FM ^ | 1APR2014 | Unknown
    John and Tom talk with Bill Stainton, former Executive Producer of "Almost Live!", about a legendary 1989 April Fool's prank (involving the Space Needle).
  • The Spacewalk That Almost Killed Him: How Luca Parmitano survived the scariest wardrobe malfunction

    03/23/2014 10:23:54 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 8 replies
    Air&Space Magazine ^ | MAY2014 | Tony Reichhardt
    Over dinner that night, the astronauts and cosmonauts had discussed their options. Cassidy was of the opinion that NASA would probably wait until he and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, who was scheduled to arrive in a couple of weeks, could do an extravehicular activity—NASA parlance for a spacewalk—to assess the problem. Houston ordinarily didn’t like to rush into anything, let alone an EVA. Plus, half the crew was packing up to return to Earth in just four days. That’s why Cassidy couldn’t believe what he now saw on his laptop screen in big red letters: “Welcome to EVA prep day.”...
  • Sellotape selfies become the latest version of the internet’s most popular craze

    03/22/2014 10:06:00 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 66 replies
    Sellotape selfies, aka sellofies, have spread in popularity on Facebook as the latest baffling craze for people with too much time on their hands. Since Bradley Cooper and Ellen Degeneres sent Twitter into meltdown with their Oscars selfie, the world has been subjected to a relentless stream of copycat acts. From Dylan Hartley and the England rugby team to the old dude with two dogs, some efforts have been mildly amusing, while others have just left us thinking WHERE WILL IT ALL END? This latest hybrid is apparently inspired by Jim Carrey film Yes Man, but there is also evidence...
  • Fishermen Plane Sighting a Tip or False Lead in MH370 Hunt?

    03/18/2014 5:00:52 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo News ^ | 18MAR2014 | Bob Woodruff
    Fishermen from this village believe they may have seen the missing Malaysia Airlines flight on the night it disappeared flying low over the Gulf of Thailand. It's not clear whether what they saw was flight MH370 or whether it is the latest in a string of false leads in the search for the missing plane, but if true it would suggest that the plane may have flown low to avoid radar, what is known as "terrain masking." On March 8 flight MH370 disappeared from radar as it flew north over the Gulf of Thailand towards Vietnam en route to Beijing....
  • Ex-El Al expert: Iran likely involved in MH 370

    03/16/2014 3:43:42 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 135 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 16MAR2014 | Debra Kamin
    A former security chief for El Al believes that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 points directly to Iran. Isaac Yeffet, who served as head of global security for Israel’s national carrier in the 1980s and now works as an aviation security consultant in New Jersey, said investigators were correct in honing in on the two fake-passport carrying Iranian passengers on the doomed flight, and they have wasted valuable time by exploring other leads. “What happened to this aircraft, nobody knows. My guess is based upon the stolen passports, and I believe Iran was involved,” he said. “They hijacked...
  • Busted! Flight Radar Caught Changing Flight Path of Malaysia Flight 370! (VIDEO)

    03/10/2014 10:24:29 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 9MAR2014 | DAHBOO77
    All the proof is right here. The first link will be to the first video showing it going down off Malaysia's coast. The second is to Flight Radar! First Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JpbZZKqxy0 FlightRadar24.com http://www.flightradar24.com/2014-03-09/01:16/24x/17.67,110.32/7
  • Missing MH370: Kelantan duo report seeing lights 'falling' at high speed

    03/10/2014 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 41 replies
    The Star Online ^ | 11MAR2014 | Staff writer
    KOTA BARU: The authorities here have their hands full after receiving at least two reports from the public that they saw an aircraft flying low on the same day Malaysian Airlines MH370 vanished. In his report, the owner of a fishing boat claimed that he saw an airplane flying low while he was at sea with a friend about 14.4km from Kuala Besar in Pantai Cahaya Bulan here at 1.30am on Saturday. Azid Ibrahim, 66, said the aircraft was heading towards international waters. According to him, the plane was flying so low that he could see the lights “as big...
  • 17-year-old arrested in Greenwood murder (Seattle, WA)

    03/04/2014 8:52:15 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 32 replies
    King5.com ^ | 2MAR2014 | King5 staff writer
    Seattle police say the 17-year-old suspect in the shooting death of a man in the Greenwood neighborhood has been taken into custody. Police say the teen was getting ready to board a plane at SeaTac airport. He was taken into custody by the Port of Seattle police. KING 5 has learned the 17-year-old is Byron White, a senior at Ballard High School. “I was shocked to hear how young he is,” said Susan Zielinski. Zielinski thinks it is same person who robbed her bar right before the shooting last Sunday night. The local pub is just a few blocks from...
  • Confused Japanese tourists trigger highway pursuit in Utah

    03/01/2014 11:33:29 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 90 replies
    JapanToday.com ^ | 26FEB2014 | BRADY McCOMBS
    <p>SALT LAKE CITY — The first night in the United States for a family of Japanese tourists ended with the parents being pulled from their rental car at gunpoint with their young son watching after their confusion about American traffic laws set off a high-speed pursuit in southern Utah.</p>
  • SpaceX on pace for mid-March launch to space station

    02/12/2014 9:03:38 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 3 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 9FEB2014 | Stephen Clark
    Juggling flight delays and busy skies with the skill of seasoned air traffic controllers, International Space Station managers have approved the launch date for SpaceX's next cargo resupply mission for March 16. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad is set for 4:41 a.m. EDT (0841 GMT), the time when Earth's rotation brings the space station's flight path over the Space Coast, NASA announced last week. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo carrier will make the company's third commercial logistics delivery to the space station under a $1.6 billion contract with NASA. The deal calls for 12 missions...
  • Loud, House-Shaking Booms – Even Horn/Trumpet Sounds – Persist in U. S. and Canada

    01/31/2014 8:08:06 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 111 replies
    Earthfiles ^ | 31JAN2014 | Linda Moulton Howe
    January 31, 2014 Milton, Vermont and Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Three years ago in January 2011, I produced my first Earthfiles news reports about mysterious, unexplained booms occasionally being reported in various parts of North America. Then a year later on January 18-19, 2012 , in addition to persistent, mysterious booms came reports of mysterious horn or trumpet sounds. I did my first interviews with American earwitnesses of highly strange trumpet sounds in Gallatin, Tennessee. The first was a retired real estate agent northeast of Nashville, who described for me the eerie chorus of trumpets that suddenly filled the air...
  • Medved: White House Protection for Black-Out Drunks

    01/31/2014 6:25:40 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 9 replies
    Truth Revolt.org ^ | 30JAN2014 | Michael Medved
    Do American young women deserve a sacred, federally-protected right to engage in reckless, irresponsible and even illegal behavior with no fear of consequences? Vice President Biden seems to think so. After a White House meeting in January to announce a new task force to curb sexual assaults on campus, the ever-effusive VEEP declared that every woman should expect such federal protection “no matter what she’s wearing, no matter whether she’s in a bar, in a dormitory, in the back seat of a car, on a street, drunk or sober.” His remarks accompanied the release of a new report by the...
  • A ban on autos? Major cities consider going carless

    01/28/2014 9:59:34 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 40 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | January 26, 2014 | Paul A. Eisenstein
    Germany, home of the high-speed autobahn, is perhaps one of the few countries that has had as intense a love affair with the automobile as the U.S. But in an effort to go green, the country's second-largest city is studying ways to eliminate cars by 2034. The northern city of Hamburg has laid out an initial concept, named the Green Network Plan, that would expand public transportation and add more routes for pedestrians and bicyclists. The most controversial aspect of the plan calls for a steady phase-out of automobiles in the center of the city over the next two decades....
  • Us and Them (Rabbinical commentary about Tu B'Shvat)

    01/16/2014 9:22:26 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 4 replies
    Email | 16JAN2014 | Rabbi Ephraim Schwartz
    Insights and Inspiration from the Holy Land from Rabbi Ephraim Schwartz "Your friend in Karmiel" January 16th 2014 -Volume 4, Issue 15 -15th of Shevat 5774 Beshalach/Tu Bishvat Us and Them 'The Arabs are bad, Daddy, right?" my six year old Elka turns to me at one dinner recently and asks. "Uhhhh...no...Elka'la there are some bad Arabs, but there are also some good ones." Continuing to take a bite of my supper and hope that this conversation is over. But this is Elka, the conversation is just beginning. "But they are Goyim (gentiles), Daddy. Aren't Goyim bad? Aren't the Goyim,...
  • The Weather Channel goes dark on DirecTV

    01/13/2014 9:21:48 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 89 replies
    WattsUpWithThat.com ^ | 13JAN2014 | Anthony Watts
    The Weather Channel feed was switched to show WeatherNationTv just after midnight EST January 14th. the TWC logo is there still in the DirecTV channel lineup, but the content is WeatherNation. See the proof, this screencap off my TV at 9:02PM PST (12:02 AM EST):
  • Here comes polar vortex TWO

    01/13/2014 8:43:11 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 76 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 13JAN2014 | Robert Felix
    “This is way overdone,” says meteorologist Joe Bastardi. “The one coming around Jan 25-31 will be much stronger.” Another Arctic blast to hit US next week, shouts the Daily Mail. A new cold-front is expected to hit the East Coast on Thursday. The upcoming front of icy temperatures is expected to bring arctic air to southern Canada and then move into the northern plains of the U.S. before moving to the Midwest and East Coast – each of which is still recovering from last week’s frigid temperatures. Forecasters expect the first stage of the new arctic blast to hit the...
  • The Truth About Karl Marx (video)

    01/11/2014 8:12:44 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 21 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 11JAN2014 | Stefan Molyneux
    Karl Heinrich Marx is known as a German philosopher, economist and revolutionary socialist. How did the man who railed against economic and sexual exploitation treat those around him? What is the truth about Karl Marx? Based upon Paul Johnson's book, "Intellectuals." Marx was a child of his time, the mid-nineteenth century, and Marxism was a characteristic nineteenth-century philosophy in that it claimed to be scientific. 'Scientific' was Marx's strongest expression of approval, which he habitually used to distinguish himself from his many enemies. He and his work were 'scientific'; they were not. He felt he had found a scientific explanation...
  • SpaceX ready to launch first Falcon 9 rocket of the year

    01/06/2014 5:40:23 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 15 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 5JAN2014 | Stephen Clark
    SpaceX engineers at Cape Canaveral are finishing up preparations to launch a Falcon 9 rocket with a communications satellite for Thailand on Monday, just over one month after the Falcon 9's last mission from Florida. Monday's launch window opens at 5:06 p.m. EST (2206 GMT) and extends more than two hours to 7:08 p.m. EST (0008 GMT), according to a SpaceX spokesperson and the U.S. Air Force. Deployment of the 6,649-pound Thaicom 6 satellite is expected 31 minutes after liftoff. The 224-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket will be rolled to the launch pad and rotated vertical atop the launch mount at...
  • Citing EU, Italy Orders Journalists to Promote Homosexual Agenda

    01/02/2014 10:57:49 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 14 replies
    TheNewAmerican.com ^ | 2JAN2014 | Alex Newman
    Outrage is growing after authorities in Italy, citing European-level decrees, brazenly threatened journalists who refuse to promote the homosexual agenda, ordering reporters and the news media to submit to the radical new “gay” mandates or face serious sanctions — and possibly even jail time. The deeply controversial move has already sparked fierce opposition among lawmakers and religious organizations, leading at least one member of the Italian Parliament to lambaste the mandatory pro-LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) scheme as part of a new form of “dictatorship.” Fascism has been mentioned more than a few times by critics, too. The outcry...
  • As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity

    01/02/2014 10:27:33 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | 17SEP2012 | Peter Gray
    If anything makes Americans stand tall internationally it is creativity. “American ingenuity” is admired everywhere. We are not the richest country (at least not as measured by smallest percentage in poverty), nor the healthiest (far from it), nor the country whose kids score highest on standardized tests (despite our politicians’ misguided intentions to get us there), but we are the most inventive country. We are the great innovators, specialists in figuring out new ways of doing things and new things to do. Perhaps this derives from our frontier beginnings, or from our unique form of democracy with its emphasis on...
  • 7 Famous Japanese Hangover Cures Reviewed

    01/01/2014 12:14:42 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 34 replies
    Japanese Rule of 7 ^ | 27DEC2013 | Ken Seeroi
    Christmas in Japan Christmas in Japan is a really big deal. Across the nation, Christmas trees are brimming with decorations, girls are dressed in sexy Santa outfits, and thousands of sparkling lights convey the warm message that the holidays are finally upon us and it’s now okay to forget all about that energy-conservation nonsense. If you’re a guy with a steady girlfriend, you meet her for dinner, or if you’re married, you wait in line at Kentucky Fried Chicken to take home a scrumptious cardboard bucket full of chicken parts. And if you’re single, you try to balance the demands...
  • 'SNL' spoofs fake sign language interpreter

    12/15/2013 7:58:00 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Dylan Stableford
    "Saturday Night Live" devoted its opening sketch to what was last week's most bizarre story: the scandal surrounding the sign language interpreter who said he has schizophrenia and was hallucinating while signing at Nelson Mandela's memorial service. Kenan Thompson portrayed Thamsanqa Jantjie, the interpreter, during a speech given by President Barack Obama, played by "SNL's" resident president, Jay Pharoah. Jantjie “clearly had no idea what he was doing,” Pharoah's Obama said, before Thompson's faux fake interpreter appeared from behind the podium.
  • Snow in Saudi Arabia – More than 100 photos

    12/15/2013 4:25:38 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 49 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 15DEC2013 | Robert Felix
    Also see Saudi men walk along a snow-covered road during a snowstorm in Alkan village, western Saudi Arabia, yesterday. http://www.alamattaqs.com/vb/showthread.php?t=8295#.UqyUlv3HBVY.twitter Thanks to Abdullah for this link http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/news/middle-east/264536/snow-in-saudi-holy-land-hit-by-heavy-snowfall
  • Israel blanketed with snow after heavy falls as rain floods Gaza Strip

    12/14/2013 7:43:01 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 19 replies
    News.com.au ^ | 15DEC2013 | Staff Writer
    The heaviest snowfall in decades has blocked roads across Israel and the West Bank, while torrential rains have flooded areas of the Gaza Strip. Nationwide, some 30,000 households were without electricity, nearly 9,000 of them in Jerusalem, the Israel Electric Corp said. The snow follows similar flurries across Egypt, where snow fell in Cairo for the first time in 112 years. Jerusalem-based meteorologist Boaz Nechemia told AFP that between 45 and 60cm of snow had accumulated in the Holy City by Saturday. "We haven't had such a snowfall in some 70 years,'' he said, noting that a metre of snow...
  • Heaviest snowstorm since 1953 hits Israel

    12/12/2013 7:27:17 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 56 replies
    European Jewish Press ^ | 12DEC2013 | EJP Staff Writer
    JERUSALEM (EJP)---The heaviest winter snowstorm in December since 1953 hit Israel, including Jerusalem, Wednesday night and Thursday, prompting school closures and blocking access routes to the Israeli capital. The stormy weather was expected to persist into the weekend, with snow reaching elevated areas as far south as the Negev Desert on Friday. Snow began falling on Mount Hermon in the north. Snow is expected later in the week in areas of northern Israel and the Galilee, as well as in high elevations in central Israel. The Jerusalem municipality sent out an alert that school studies in the capital were canceled....
  • 'Fake' deaf Mandela signer had 'schizophrenic episode'

    12/12/2013 7:12:06 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 98 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | 12DEC2013 | AFP
    Johannesburg (AFP) - The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial ceremony denied he was a fraud Thursday, claiming he gesticulated nonsense during the service because he was suffering a schizophrenic episode and hallucinating. Thamsanqa Jantjie has been branded a fraud by members of South Africa's deaf community, who said his signing for US President Barack Obama and other world leaders amounted to little more than "flapping his arms around." Jantjie on Thursday insisted he was a qualified signer, but said his behaviour was down to a sudden attack of schizophrenia, for which he takes medication.
  • A Christmas Story In Real Life

    12/03/2013 4:32:32 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    Improv Everywhere ^ | 3DEC2013 | Improv Everywhere
    For our latest mission, we recreated the famous "triple dog dare" scene from A Christmas Story on an NYC subway car. Instead of licking a flagpole, our character licked a subway pole. Using a prosthetic tongue with a magnet inside, we were able to get his tongue to appear stuck to the pole, much to the surprise of New Yorkers on the train.
  • Budget Battles and the Growth of the Administrative State

    12/02/2013 7:13:26 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 5 replies
    Imprimis ^ | October 2013 | John Marini
    John Marini is a visiting distinguished fellow at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C. A professor of political science at the University of Nevada-Reno, he earned his B.A. at San Jose State University and his Ph.D. in government atthe Claremont Graduate School. He serves on the board of directors of the Claremont Institute, which awarded him the Henry Salvatori Prize in the American Founding in 2011, and is the author or editor of several books, including 'The Imperial Congress: Crisis in the Separation of Powers' and 'The Politics of Budget Control:...
  • Falcon 9's third launch attempt targeted for Monday (5:41pm EST/2:41pm PST)

    12/02/2013 8:28:05 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 91 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 02DEC2013 | SFN
    After cleaning and replacing engine components, SpaceX is gearing up for another try to launch a Falcon 9 rocket Monday on a crucial mission to deliver the SES 8 commercial television broadcasting satellite to orbit. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad is set for 5:41 p.m. EST/2:41 p.m. PST (2241 GMT), the opening of an 86-minute launch window.
  • China to launch moon rover mission to scout out locations for a lunar base (9:30am PST/12:30pm EST)

    12/01/2013 8:03:37 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 126 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 30NOV2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    China will tomorrow become the first country in almost 40 years to soft-land a probe on the moon, in a huge step forward for its ambitious space programme. The nation will become the third in history to launch a lunar probe when the device, named 'Jade Rabbit' after a Chinese folklore character, launches at 5.30pm on Sunday evening, which is 1.30am local time. The mission forms part of a plan in which China hopes to build a permanent lunar base in order to launch future missions to Mars within the next 15 years.
  • Jimmy Carter’s legacy hovers over grandson’s run

    11/30/2013 5:49:40 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 29NOV2013 | Katie Gluek
    Five days after Jason Carter jumped into the Georgia governor’s race, his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, delivered a speech urging a ban on the death penalty. Within hours, the newly minted candidate felt compelled to issue a retort: while he loves his grandfather, he told a reporter, “I believe in the death penalty for heinous crimes, and that won’t change when I’m governor.” The episode spoke to the benefit and potential burden of the Carter surname for the upstart Democratic state senator, who is waging a long-shot bid to unseat first-term Republican Gov. Nathan Deal. Practically everyone in the...
  • Inventor takes inspiration from a cork-screw to develop a better way to give birth

    11/25/2013 8:48:04 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK Online ^ | 15NOV2013 | Emma Innes
    An Argentinian car mechanic has invented a potentially life-saving device that could be used to help deliver babies when complications occur during labour. Jorge Odón, 59, designed the instrument which could be safer than forceps, a ventouse, or a Caesarean section, in a non-hospital setting. The Odón Device uses a polyethylene sleeve, fixed around the baby's head, to pull the child down the birth canal.
  • Falcon 9 rocket set for launch Monday from Cape Canaveral

    11/24/2013 4:27:05 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 63 replies
    Spaceflight Now.com ^ | 24NOV2013 | Author Unknown
    Technicians are in the final stages of readying a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for launch Monday on its first mission to geostationary transfer orbit with a commercial communications satellite for television broadcasters in India and Southeast Asia. Rocket: Falcon 9 v1.1 Payload: SES 8 Launch date: November 25, 2013 Launch time: 5:37 p.m. EST/2:37 p.m. PST (2237 GMT) Launch window: 66 minutes Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral, Florida
  • Heavy rains cause flooding, serious injury (Israel)

    11/24/2013 3:45:44 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 18NOV2013 | Lazar Berman
    Heavy rains hit Israel Monday, causing floods and one serious injury. The coastal plain and western Negev were hardest hit, seeing 20-40 centimeters (8-15 inches) of precipitation. Flooding was reported in the southern coastal plain in Sderot, Rishon Lezion, Ashdod and Ashkelon, among other locales. In the western Negev town of Ofakim, the flooding caused a wall to collapse, seriously injuring a 56-year-old man. He was knocked out, falling with his head in a puddle. The man was transported in critical condition to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba. Israel is not expecting additional heavy rain over the next few days.
  • Trike Drifting

    11/19/2013 5:44:11 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 23 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 28FEB2012 | devinsupertramp
    Downhilling with adult-sized Big Wheels! Filmed in New Zealand. Speeds can reach up to 75mph. This will be the next big thing in America.
  • Anti-pipeline protesters gather in Calgary to decry climate change

    11/19/2013 5:36:11 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    CalgarySun.com ^ | 16NOV2013 | Renato Gandia
    Dozens of anti-pipeline and oilsands activists gathered Saturday in downtown Calgary as part of a nation-wide protest focusing on climate change. The peaceful gathering in Calgary, held inside the Plus—15 walkway between the headquarters of Enbridge and TransCanada Corp., was part of the Defend Our Climate protest that took place in 130 communities across Canada. Originally about 300 people were slated to participate in the Calgary protest, but due to a snow storm only about 50 showed up.
  • Man buys house next to ex-wife, erects giant middle finger statue

    11/16/2013 12:53:09 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 71 replies
    FoxDetroit.com ^ | 15NOV2013 | Randy Wimbley
    <p>Nothing quite communicates the wrath of a scorned lover like the middle finger. But in Bloomfield Hills, this middle finger is loud and proud - in the form of a near 12-foot high statue one man erected next door to his ex-wife.</p>
  • The Great Withdrawal: How the Progressives' 100-Year Debasement of America and the Dollar Ends

    10/30/2013 1:14:29 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 14 replies
    GreatWithdrawal.com ^ | 30OCT2013 | Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte
    Detroit was to be a workers' paradise, a symbol of progressive success. Instead, it has become a symbol of big government failure, corruption, violence, and decay. In 2013, after a great withdrawal of more than a million productive residents, once-great Detroit became the largest American city ever to declare bankruptcy. "The Great Withdrawal" explores why Detroit failed, why other liberal cities may soon follow, and how this could drag America into insolvency and prolonged depression. It explores the bizarre Nanny Statist Progressive movement that took power in America in 1913 and has driven America on a 100-Year detour away from...
  • 24,000 Brits Will Die From Cold This Winter

    10/29/2013 8:26:26 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 57 replies
    Ice Age Now.info ^ | 28OCT2013 | Jenny Hope
    Elderly people unable to afford fuel bills advised to “heat only their living rooms during daytime this winter.” Research by the charity Age UK has found potentially fatal consequences from living in poorly heated housing. “Cold temperatures endanger the elderly by increasing the risk of flu, chest infections and other respiratory problems, and their severity. “Fewer than one in 10 Britons aged 65 and over are aware that strokes can be brought on by the cold in winter, with only 14 per cent recognising that the cold can impact on heart attacks. “Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director of Age UK, said...
  • Atlantic hurricane season quietest in 45 years, experts say

    10/24/2013 8:11:19 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 31 replies
    al-Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 24OCT2013 | Tom Brown
    MIAMI (Reuters) - The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season looks set to go down as a big washout, marking the first time in 45 years that the strongest storm to form was just a minor Category 1 hurricane. There could still be a late surprise in the June 1-November 30 season, since the cyclone that mushroomed into Superstorm Sandy was just revving up at this time last year. But so far, at least, it has been one of the weakest seasons since modern record-keeping began about half a century ago, U.S. weather experts say. Apart from Tropical Storm Andrea, which soaked...
  • ‘Lone Survivor’: How Real Navy SEAL Ensured His Amazing Story Was Told Right

    10/22/2013 10:19:13 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Matt McDaniel
    One of the problems with bringing a true story to the big screen is that the people who lived through the actual events are often not around to consult with the filmmakers to get the details right. That's why it was so important for Marcus Luttrell to be involved with the making of the upcoming war drama "Lone Survivor." He was the only man left to tell the story. The film recreates Operation Red Wings, a four-man SEAL operation in Afghanistan in June 2005. Mark Wahlberg plays Luttrell, who was on a reconnaissance mission with his team when they were...