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  • Harvard professor, Newsweek mocked for claims Clinton can still become president (liberals unhinged)

    01/19/2018 6:50:40 AM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/19/2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A Harvard Law School professor and Newsweek magazine were recently mocked after uncritically suggesting a scenario in which Hillary Clinton could still become the president. Lawrence Lessig, the Roy L. Furman professor of law and leadership at Harvard Law School, outlined a scenario in which the former senator could take the reins of power in the event of a series of impeachments of the Trump administration. If President Trump resigns or gets impeached, Vice President Mike Pence resigns or is impeached and House Speaker Paul Ryan Ė who would legally become the heir to the top job Ė appoints Clinton...
  • Word For The Day - FACTOTUM

    01/19/2018 6:38:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 01/19/2018 | Red Badger
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ fac¬∑to¬∑tum fakňątŇćd…ôm/ noun noun: factotum; plural noun: factotums an employee who does all kinds of work. "he was employed as the general factotum" synonyms: handyman, jack of all trades; More assistant, man Friday, gal/girl Friday; gofer; informalMr./Ms. Fix-It "back then, these wealthy college boys made sure their personal factotums were just a whistle away" Origin mid 16th century (originally in the phrases dominum (or magister ) factotum, translating roughly as ¬Ďmaster of everything,¬í and Johannes factotem ¬ĎJohn do-it-all¬í or ¬ĎJack of all trades¬í): from medieval Latin, from Latin fac! ¬Ďdo!¬í (imperative of facere ) + totum ¬Ďthe whole...
  • My Life As a Mom to 8 Kids

    01/18/2018 12:12:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Dawn McCormick As Told To Kate Morgan
    I was 30 when I got pregnant with my first baby. Then, I had seven more in ten years. When my husband, John, and I first got married, we knew we were going to have kids. We never had a conversation about how many, but heís one of five and Iím one of four, so we never said we werenít going to have a lot of kids. We just started having them. It didnít happen right away; it took me eight months to get pregnant and I started to panic. I just always knew I wanted to be a stay-at-home...
  • Unexpected Phenomenon Observed In Lithium-Ion Batteries [self healing!]

    01/18/2018 12:06:05 PM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | Jan 17, 2018, 3:00 PM CST | By Brian Westenhaus
    Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries Ė the most common type of battery used to power cell phones and electric cars. As a model battery generated electric current, the scientists witnessed the concentration of lithium inside individual nanoparticles reverse at a certain point, instead of constantly increasing. This discovery, published in the journal Science Advances, is a major step toward improving the battery life of consumer electronics. Esther Takeuchi, a SUNY distinguished professor at Stony Brook University and a chief scientist in the Energy Sciences Directorate at Brookhaven Lab said, ďIf you have a...
  • How Solid Power Batteries Are Going to Make Electric Cars Great Again

    01/18/2018 11:58:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.inverse.com ^ | 01/17/2018 | By Mike Brown
    The company has big plans to make electric cars cool. tís an exciting time for solid state batteries. BMW announced last month that itís teamed up with Colorado-based battery developer Solid Power, which could see the automaker ditch the liquid electrolyte lithium-ion cells of yesteryear in favor of a solid alternative thatís safer, higher-energy, and simpler. ďI donít wanna sit here and claim that all the technical challenges are solved,Ē Doug Campbell, the CEO of Solid Power, tells Inverse. ďItís a vote of confidence in that some of the fundamental historical concerns for solid state, I think this is a...
  • Inexpensive and stableóThe salt water battery

    01/18/2018 11:49:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    phys.org ^ | 01/09/2018 | by Rainer Klose, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
    Research on the water electrolyte: Empa researcher Ruben-Simon KŁhnel connecting a test cell to the charger with the concentrated saline solution. The stability of the system is determined in several charging and discharging cycles. Credit: Empa ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Water could form the basis for future particularly inexpensive rechargeable batteries. Empa researchers have succeeded in doubling the electrochemical stability of water with a special saline solution. This takes us one step closer to using the technology commercially. In the quest to find safe, low-cost batteries for the future, eventually we have to ask ourselves a question: Why not simply use water as...
  • Using crumpled graphene balls to make better batteries

    01/18/2018 11:38:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    techxplore.com ^ | 01/18/2018 | by Amanda Morris, Northwestern University
    Six years ago, Jiaxing Huang discovered crumpled graphene balls -- novel ultrafine particles that resemble crumpled paper balls. Credit: Jiaxing Huang ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Lithium metal-based batteries have the potential to turn the battery industry upside down. With the theoretically ultra-high capacity of lithium metal used by itself, this new type of battery could power everything from personal devices to cars. "In current batteries, lithium is usually atomically distributed in another material such as graphite or silicon in the anode," explains Northwestern University's Jiaxing Huang. "But using an additional material 'dilutes' the battery's performance. Lithium is already a metal, so why not...
  • Breaking Bawdy!

    01/18/2018 11:16:41 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 22 replies
    email from a friend | 01/18/2018 | unknown
    <p>We always hear "the rules" from the female side. Now here are the Rules from the male side. These are our rules:- Please note.... these are all numbered "1" ON PURPOSE!</p> <p>1. Learn to work the toilet seat? You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down. 1. Saturday = Sports. Its like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be. 1. Shopping is NOT a sport, and no, we are never going to think of it that way. 1. Crying is blackmail. 1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: subtle hints do NOT work! Strong hints do NOT work! Obvious hints do NOT work! Just say it!!! 1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question. 1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for. 1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor. 1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days. 1. If you think you are fat, you probably ARE. Don't ask us. 1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one. 1. You can either ask us to do something, or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself! 1. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials? 1. Christopher Columbus did not need directions and neither do we. 1. ALL men see in only 16 colours, like Windows default settings. Peach for example, is a fruit, not a colour. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what Mauve is. 1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that. 1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing', we will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle. 1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear. 1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really!!! 1. Don't ask us what we are thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as Sex, Sport, Cars, and Woodturning. 1. You have enough clothes! 1. You have too many shoes! 1. I AM in shape. Round is a shape! 1. Thank you for reading this. Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight, but did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping! Pass this to as many men as you can - to give them a laugh. Pass this to as many women as you can - to give them an education.</p>
  • Surprise! Apple Will Soon Let You Disable iPhone Throttling

    01/18/2018 7:48:38 AM PST · by fireman15 · 15 replies
    tomsguide.com ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | DON REISINGER
    Upset that Apple has been slowing down older iPhones to prevent battery degradation? The company will let you disable this sort of throttling with an upcoming iOS update. But that doesn't mean you should. In an interview published last night (Jan. 17) by ABC News, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that a developer beta of iOS coming next month will provide users with more information on their states of their battery ó and will ultimately throttle CPU performance if things are going awry. It will be released to the public soon after. The feature has caught the ire of those...
  • Liberal Elites Are Killing Martin Luther King, Jr.ís Vision

    01/18/2018 6:42:54 AM PST · by Heartlander · 2 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 17, 2018 | Nancy Pearcey
    Liberal Elites Are Killing Martin Luther King, Jr.¬ís Vision By Nancy Pearcey | January 17, 2018 | 9:35 AM EST It may have sounded like routine political platitudes. On Friday, when President Donald Trump signed a declaration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., he said, ‚ÄúToday we celebrate Dr. King for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear, that ‚Ķ we are all created equal by God.‚ÄĚFar from being platitudes, however, today those are fighting words. King‚Äôs vision of equal rights is no longer ‚Äúself-evident‚ÄĚ to many of America‚Äôs opinion makers in media, politics, and academia. Why...
  • U.S. Army Completely Turns over Springfield Armoryís collection to National Park Service

    01/17/2018 7:46:12 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    The Firearmsblog ^ | January 16, 2018
    At a small and lightly covered ceremony at Springfield Armory National Historic Site in Massachusets location, the U.S. Army officially turned over control of the Colonel Benton Small Arms collection to the National Park Service of the United States. Previously the U.S. Army technically had control over the small arms in the museum (but not the physical historic site itself). This led to some tensions between the Park Service and the Department of Defense despite Congress itself authorizing the creation of the site 40 years ago. Fortunately for both the National Park Service and the U.S. Army, the DOD realized...
  • Catholic university cancels LGBTQ exhibit amid complaints [Newman University, Wichita KS]

    01/17/2018 5:15:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2018 1:36 PM EST
    A Catholic university in Wichita canceled an exhibit intended to highlight contributions to the arts by LGBTQ Kansans after it heard ďcommunity concernsĒ that the exhibit would expose students to ďevil.Ē The exhibit, ďRainbow in Reverse: Queer Kansas History,Ē was scheduled to open next week at Newman Universityís Steckline Gallery. The artist, Genevieve Waller, a Wichita native now living in Denver, was scheduled to present the show to highlight LGBTQ Kansans who worked through various art forms, The Wichita Eagle reported. During the weekend, an email with the subject line, ďNewman University sponsors LGBTQ event ó Your action is needed!Ē...
  • How drug lords make billions smuggling gold to Miami for your jewelry and phones

    01/17/2018 8:29:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | January 16, 2018 08:00 AM | By Jay Weaver, Nicholas Nehamas And Kyra Gurney
    When Juan Granda ventured into Peruís Amazon rainforest to score another illicit load of gold, he boasted that he felt like legendary Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. ďIím like Pablo coming ... to get the coke,Ē he told two co-workers in a text message in 2014. A 36-year-old Florida State University graduate who once sold subprime loans, Granda was no cartel kingpin. But his offhand comparison was apt: Gold has become the secret ingredient in the criminal alchemy of Latin American narco-traffickers who make billions turning cocaine into clean cash by exporting the metal to Miami. The previous year, Grandaís...
  • D.C. schools increasingly graduating chronically absent students, report finds

    01/17/2018 8:19:56 AM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/16/2018 | Perry Stein
    More than 1 of every 10 students receiving a diploma from a D.C. public high school last year missed most of the academic year, according to an investigation released Tuesday that casts a shadow on a district that has trumpeted improvements in graduation rates. The report, commissioned by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, portrays a school system riddled by student absenteeism and teachers who feel pressured to push chronically absent high school seniors across the graduation stage regardless of whether they earned their diplomas. The review saved some of its sharpest criticism for Ballou High School, which...
  • Teacher fired after immigration argument with student

    01/17/2018 8:11:24 AM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/17/2018 | Staff
    SANFORD, Maine (AP) ó A Maine school district has fired a substitute teacher who was recorded arguing with a student about immigration. Sanford School Department officials tell the Portland Press Herald the argument happened in an 11th grade classroom at the Sanford Regional Technical Center last week. The district fired the teacher following an investigation into the exchange. In the video clip posted on Twitter , the student and teacher discuss a proposed wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The substitute tells the student, ďOh, youíre getting kicked out of my country.Ē She later says the country has belonged...
  • Descartesís Blunder

    01/17/2018 7:29:47 AM PST · by Heartlander · 14 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | January 17, 2018 | Michael Egnor
    Descartesís Blunder Michael Egnor January 17, 2018, 6:51 AM What is it that we are most sure of? Itís a fundamental question, the object of philosophical analysis for millennia. Our modern answer to this question was provided by Renť Descartes in the 17th century. Descartesís answer is the answer most modern men would give. But Descartes got it wrong.Descartes set out to rethink metaphysics from the ground up. In Meditations on First Philosophy, he asked this question: How do I know what is real? Of what can I be certain? He suggested this scenario: Imagine that his mind is controlled...
  • ĎThis is already an EPIDEMICí Doctorís dire warning as eye-bleeding fever outbreak spreads

    01/17/2018 7:23:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | 16th January 2018 | By Henry Holloway
    DOCTORS have warned a suspected outbreak of ďeye-bleeding feverĒ must be declared an epidemic and emergency measures imposed to tackle the disease. Dr Mukuzi Muhereza, from the Uganda Medical Association (UMA), has warned action must be taken over reports of growing numbers of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) cases. He warned the disease is ďhighly contagiousĒ and said the people ďmust be protectedĒ to prevent it spreading. The infection causes victims to suffer from a burning fever before beginning to bleed from orifices including their eyes, anuses and mouths. It comes amid a growing war of words between the UMA and...
  • President Trump and Immigration Based On Merit

    01/16/2018 11:08:23 PM PST · by Architect of Avalon · 17 replies
    Architect of Avalon ^ | 1/16/2018 | Architect of Avalon
    Recently a Senator, whom many refer to by his nickname Dirty Durbin, said that President Trump referred to certain countries with a less-than-rosy word while objecting to the Temporary Protected Status of immigrants from those countries. President Trump reportedly also noted that increasing immigration from countries of European heritage, like Norway, which has been a source of productive immigrants to North America for over 1100 years, would be good. While President Trump was referring to the way that TPS countries are managed, and not impugning rank-and-file citizens of good character in those countries, the matter does raise two questions. The...
  • Ducey unveils $10.1 billion state budget

    01/16/2018 6:57:28 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX ó Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled at $10.1 billion spending plan for next budget year built on projections of more consumer spending, Arizonans buying more lottery tickets and hiring back many of the auditors who ensure that people are paying the state what they owe, auditors the governor previously laid off. As Ducey promised earlier in the week, most of the new spending is earmarked for K-12 education. That specifically includes restoring $100 million to the special account that schools can use for things like textbooks, computers and buses. The cuts to that fund started before Ducey became governor. But...
  • Giza Pyramid mystery chamber may hold Pharaohís 'meteorite throne'

    01/15/2018 10:10:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    www.rt.com ^ | 14 Jan, 2018 07:53 | Staff
    A huge void discovered inside the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt late last year may hold an iron throne carved from meteorites, according to new analysis of ancient religious texts. Giulio Magli, Director of the Department of Mathematics and Professor of Archaeoastronomy at the Politecnico di Milano, studied the Pyramid Texts, religious writings carved into pyramid walls around 2400 BC. Based on his studies, Magli proposes that itís possible the throne of Pharaoh Khufu Ė or ĎCheopsí Ė lies inside the chamber. ================================================================================================================================ ďOf course it would not be melted iron but meteoritic iron, that is, fallen from the...