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  • NASA Scientists gather in Santa Clara to ponder life beyond Earth (SETIcon)

    06/23/2012 8:13:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 6/23/12 | Lisa M. Krieger
    We may not be alone. But our cosmic companions might be moist creatures in watery worlds -- lacking, of course, E.T.'s impulse, or ability, to phone home. The growing evidence of wet planets -- and its implications in our search for extraterrestrial life -- is among the marvels shared this weekend at a Santa Clara gathering of astronomers, astronauts and science fiction fans. The theme of the three-day SETIcon event: the exploration of universe and the quest to find life beyond Earth. Scientists agreed that the neighborhood is looking a lot friendlier. What began as a trickle of new planet...
  • With Frank leaving, Mass. Dems ponder bleak future

    11/29/2011 2:45:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/29/11 | Steve LeBlanc - Associated Press
    BOSTON (AP) -- Rep. Barney Frank's decision to step down at the end of his term is the latest jolt to the bruised ego of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, which once counted Kennedys, House speakers and a president among its ranks. Instead, some of the state's best-known political figures are now Republicans, among them Sen. Scott Brown and presidential candidate Mitt Romney. "For a long time, Massachusetts Democrats have felt they played a special role in the national Democratic Party," said Tufts University political science professor Jeffrey Berry. "I think that has gone at this point. There is no one...
  • Q&A: Vikings punter gives his view on porn stars, social injustice and the filthy rich

    10/27/2011 12:36:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies · 1+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer press ^ | October 27, 2011 | Bob Sansevere
    CK: I will be out there picketing. We'll write a song for them. Actually, we just finished one that I think the Occupy Wall Street people will enjoy. BS: Can you give me a line from it? CK: "Recession. Bankers scum. They get all. We get some. Rise up. Occupy. Rich stay rich. Sick. Die." BS: Your lyrics or someone else's? CK: Our singer's lyrics. But I approve. BS: Do you sing backup on something like that? CK: Yeah, actually, in the chorus. BS: What's the chorus line? CK: The chorus line is, "Punish various people back to the house...
  • Progressives ponder why tea party is kicking their butts

    04/10/2011 1:19:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 4/10/11 | Jazz Shaw
    By the time I finished reading this lengthy, plaintive missive by Richard Esko at the Huffington Post, I will confess that I’d actually begun feeling sorry for him. Observing the conclusion of the recent budget battles and viewing them as a disastrous loss for the progressive movement, Mr. Esko casts about for an answer to what seems to be the question of the day: How does the evil Tea Party keep kicking our butts when our ideas are so wildly popular and clearly superior? And he thinks he’s found some answers. Once again the unpopular views of a minority have...
  • Immigration groups ponder next move

    05/04/2007 1:24:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 546+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/4/07 | Peter Prengaman - ap
    LOS ANGELES - Immigration advocates are struggling to frame images of this week's clash between police and protesters in a way that promotes their cause, with some activists considering using the event to attract supporters. Some advocates believe the police action against mostly peaceful demonstrators could add urgency to efforts to create a path to citizenship for the nation's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants. But others worry the reform movement could be blamed for the melee and that immigrants will be afraid to participate in future demonstrations. "These kinds of situations, if they are framed properly, can be a powerful...
  • Nonaligned nations ponder loss of Castro

    09/13/2006 9:20:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 532+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/13/06 | Anita Snow - ap
    HAVANA - When Cuba last hosted the Nonaligned Movement summit, the Cold War still divided the world and Fidel Castro was a strapping 53-year-old inspiring armed movements in poor countries the world over. The Cuban-inspired Sandinista rebels had just triumphed in Nicaragua, the Shah of Iran had just fallen, the U.S. still controlled the Panama Canal and wars of liberation from colonial powers raged in Africa. To the leaders who gathered in Havana in August 1979, Castro was the symbol of their struggle for self-determination and freedom from U.S. domination. This time around, it's not even clear that Castro will...
  • INCREDIBLY INSIGHTFUL IRONIES (Food for Thought)

    06/01/2002 5:03:36 PM PDT · by restornu · 16 replies · 98+ views
    LDS community ^ | Nov. 23, 2001
    The ironies associated with this are incredibly rich but more importantly very insightful, but if you are irony-enjoyment impaired, and consequently when reading them are tempted to add or take away from them – warning -- proceed no further – lest you be "plagued"! 1. Pharisees and Sadducees A common Biblical pattern is that "believers" are more likely to accept ancient prophets than modern ones. Christ Himself said this (Mat. 23:29-37). Stephen in Acts 7:52 said to the Jews: "Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted?" The Bible condemns Jews who could accept ancient prophets but not Christ...