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  • Breaking NEWS:In the original Letter to FiensteinThe Font size is different!

    09/23/2018 7:03:57 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 52 replies
    twitter ^ | 09/23/2018 | paul sperry
    BREAKING: In the original unredacted letter Feinstein finally gave to Grassley, the size of the font of first line of the second paragraph ("Brett Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted me during High School in the early 1980's") is strangely larger than the rest of the text
  • Here's how much ground ISIS has lost since Trump took over

    12/22/2017 11:03:41 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 23, 2017 | Jamie McIntyre
    The defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria rapidly accelerated during President Trump’s first year in office, beginning with the fall of East Mosul on Jan. 25, and continuing with a cascading series of defeats for the brutal terrorist group over the next 11 months. The campaign liberated twice as many people and twice as much territory as in the previous 28 months under President Barack Obama, according to Defense Department figures. On Jan. 20 — the day Trump was inaugurated — an estimated 35,000 ISIS fighters held approximately 17,500 square miles of territory in both Iraq and...
  • Red States Outnumber Blue for First Time in Gallup Tracking

    02/03/2016 4:45:35 PM PST · by The_Victor · 69 replies
    Gallup ^ | 2/3/2016 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- Gallup's analysis of political party affiliation at the state level in 2015 finds that 20 states are solidly Republican or leaning Republican, compared with 14 solidly Democratic or leaning Democratic states. The remaining 16 are competitive. This is the first time in Gallup's eight years of tracking partisanship by state that there have been more Republican than Democratic states. It also marks a dramatic shift from 2008, when Democratic strength nationally was its greatest in recent decades.
  • How Big Is Pluto? New Horizons Settles Decades-Long Debate (Tomorrow's the big day!)

    07/13/2015 12:09:50 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    NASA ^ | 7/13/15
    July 13, 2015 How Big Is Pluto? New Horizons Settles Decades-Long Debate A portrait from the final approach. Pluto and Charon display striking color and brightness contrast in this composite image from July 11, showing high-resolution black-and-white LORRI images colorized with Ralph data collected from the last rotation of Pluto. Color data being returned by the spacecraft now will update these images, bringing color contrast into sharper focus. Credits: NASA-JHUAPL-SWRI Pluto’s bright, mysterious “heart” is rotating into view, ready for its close-up on close approach, in this image taken by New Horizons on July 12 from a distance of...
  • Size of the Milky Way Upgraded, Solving Galaxy Puzzle

    05/04/2015 2:19:04 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies ^ | 4/4/15 | Shannon Hall
    The Corrugated Galaxy The disk of the Milky Way Galaxy disk may actually be rippled. Two ringlike structures of stars wrapping around the Milky Way's outer disk now appear to belong to the disk itself. The results, outlined in a new study, show that the disk is about 60 percent larger than previously thought. Not only do the results extend the size of the Milky Way, they also reveal a rippling pattern, which raises intriguing questions about what sent wavelike fluctuations rippling through the disk. The researchers said the likely culprit was a dwarf galaxy. It might have plunged...
  • CDC Recommends N85 Mask For Ebola That Stops Things 3 Microns In Size. Ebola Is .08 Microns

    10/08/2014 9:23:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 105 replies
    3. Personal protective equipment and procedures The following PPE should be available for use by personnel providing direct care to the patient or with potential exposure to the patient’s body fluids, such as during cleaning: Fit-tested, disposable respirators (at least as protective as fit-tested NIOSH-certified disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators), for use during aerosol-generating procedures if needed.
  • Wanna Be A Great Trader? Size Matters... Finger Size

    05/16/2014 5:45:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/16/14 | tyler durden
    Take a moment and look at your hands. Specifically, compare the length of your ring finger to the one you use to point. Is the ring finger longer or shorter than your pointer, and by how much? It turns out that the answer to that question can tell a lot about your mental abilities and appetite for risk. As ConvergEx's Nick Colas details, a 2009 study of mostly male traders working in London found that the ones with longer ring fingers were generally more profitable than those with shorter ones. Traders with the largest fourth finger/second (pointer) finger ratios actually...
  • World's Glaciers Have New Size Estimate (new method used to calculate ice thickness)

    10/23/2012 7:17:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/23/12 | Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet -
    The relatively small glaciers that drape the planet's mountains will play an important role in future sea level rise, according to a new study that estimated glaciers' collective size. Researchers calculated the ice thickness for 171,000 glaciers worldwide, excluding the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, which hold the bulk of Earth's frozen water. Through a combination of direct satellite observations and modeling, they determined the total volume of ice tied up in the glaciers is nearly 41,000 cubic miles (170,000 cubic kilometers), plus or minus 5,000 cubic miles (21,000 cubic km). If all the glaciers were to melt, global sea...
  • Scientists Confirm: Guns are Manly

    04/26/2012 5:28:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies ^ | 25 April, 2012 | dabneybailey
    UCLA anthropologists found that test subjects holding a handgun are significantly more terrifying than people holding tools or other objects. Are you surprised? During the experiment, scientists asked men to hold an object, ranging from hand guns and water guns to saws and paint brushes. The anthropologist took a photograph of each hand and showed them to 600 test subjects, who were then asked to guess the approximate height and strength of the person holding the object. Their answers confirmed what we knew all along: people who hold guns are more intimidating. On average, test subjects guessed that men with...
  • Boehner: If some federal workers lose jobs because of GOP cuts, 'so be it'

    02/15/2011 12:11:43 PM PST · by Qbert · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/15/2011 | Xuan Thai & Deirdre Walsh
    Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday if some federal workers lose jobs because of Republican-proposed spending cuts, "so be it." But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was quick to say "not so be it." "Over the last two years since President Obama has taken office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs and if some of those jobs are lost in this, so be it," Boehner said during a news conference with reporters at the Republican National Committee. "We're broke! It's time for us to get serious about how we're spending the nation's money." Boehner,...
  • 67% of Americans Are Dissatisfied With The Size And Influence Of Major Corporations

    02/04/2011 7:58:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 02/04/2011 | Michael Snyder
    The American people are becoming increasingly angry about the extraordinary amount of power and influence that corporations have in the United States today. A new Gallup poll found that 67 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the size and influence of major corporations in the United States today. Not only that, the most recent Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index found that only 26 percent of Americans trust our financial system at this point. The mainstream media is acting as if this is a new phenomenon, but the truth is that a dislike of giant corporations goes all the way...
  • Can your pants size predict your cancer risk?

    10/06/2009 7:22:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,668+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/6/09 | Michelle Rizzo
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Your pants size might help gauge your risk of developing certain cancers, regardless of how much you actually weigh, Dutch researchers report. A large waist and wide hips signal accumulation of so-called "intra-abdominal fat" -- the particularly harmful deep "hidden" fat that surrounds the abdominal organs and is linked to type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. "It has been hypothesized that clothing size is related to physique, and it was recently reported that clothing size appears to be a strong surrogate for obesity and intra-abdominal fat," Dr. Laura A. E. Hughes, of...
  • How Big Is American Government?

    09/22/2009 2:22:48 PM PDT · by DesScorp · 3 replies · 329+ views
    Cato@Liberty ^ | Sep. 22, 2009 | Chris Edwards
    Federal, state, and local government spending will be 42 percent of U.S. gross domestic product in 2009, according to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. That’s huge–more than 4 out of every 10 dollars of everything produced in America now gets channeled through governments. How does that compare to other advanced nations? Chart 1 shows that total government spending in the United States is somewhat less than the average of the 30 industrial nations in the OECD, but that the U.S. advantage is shrinking. During the 1990s, the U.S. government size was about 10 percentage points smaller...
  • March on Washington: How Big Was the Crowd?

    09/15/2009 9:33:35 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 37 replies · 1,675+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 14, 2009 | Charlie Martin
    “How big is it?” is certainly one of the world’s most dreaded questions. In fact, after the Million Man March in 1995, Congress restricted the National Park Service from even making estimates — a restriction that was maintained for 14 years and then quietly rescinded this January for the Obama inauguration. I’m talking about crowds, of course. I can’t take you people anywhere. There have been a lot of estimates, from the “official” one of 60 to 70 thousand, up to the rumored 2 million. Let’s see if we can make a plausible estimate with some rigor and some idea...
  • Study: Cups of java cut cup size

    10/19/2008 12:28:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 980+ views
    UPI ^ | 10/19/08
    LUND, Sweden, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Drinking a lot of coffee reduces the size of many women's breasts, a Swedish researcher finds. Helena Jernstrom, an oncologist at Lund University in southern Sweden, said that the effect is the result of a gene that about half of women possess, The Local reported. "Drinking coffee can have a major effect on breast size," she said. Jernstrom became interested in the subject because of research that has shown that large-breasted women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, while downing at least three cups of coffee a day reduces cancer risk....
  • When It Comes to Brains, Size Matters

    06/20/2008 3:08:52 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 145+ views
    Physorg ^ | 6-20-2008 | Source: University of Florida
    When It Comes to Brains, Size MattersIn a study of 200 university students, the researchers found that women and men performed similarly on tests of language and reading skills. Differences in brain organization between men and women may be driven by sex differences in brain size, they said. “People have said women have relatively larger language areas of the brain,” said Christine Chiarello, UCR professor of psychology. “In none of our language tasks were women better than men. When you account for differences in brain size between men and women there are few differences in the relative size of areas....
  • Question: Is there a way to change the font size on Free Republic? (vanity)

    04/10/2008 8:01:17 AM PDT · by Nevadan · 117 replies · 230+ views
    This week the font size of the articles & posts on Free Republic enlarged to the same size as the titles, making the readability for me much harder, particularly when I am scanning the posts. Is there a way to change it back to what it was? I previously viewed the titles in an Arial size 12 font and the body of the thread & posts in size 10. (It is just on the Free Republic website that I have this problem, so it is not my computer's Internet preference settings.)
  • Iraqi Air Force Builds on 2007 Growth in Size, Capability

    01/24/2008 4:05:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 55+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2008 – “Tremendous” growth in the Iraqi air force last year in terms of capability as well as capacity is expected to continue in 2008 as Iraq builds its air force from the ground up, a senior U.S. officer assisting that effort reported today. During 2007, the Iraqis stood up four air force training schools and graduated their first military pilots’ class since 2003, Air Force Col. Lyman “Lewie” Edwards, who also serves as chief of staff and deputy commander for the Coalition Air Force Transition Team, told retired military analysts via teleconference from Baghdad. Last year...
  • When Animals Evolve On Islands, Size Doesn't Matter

    11/08/2007 2:05:43 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies · 90+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 11-8-2007 | Imperial College London.
    When Animals Evolve On Islands, Size Doesn't Matter ScienceDaily (Nov. 8, 2007) — A theory explaining the evolution of giant rodents, miniature elephants, and even miniature humans on islands has been called into questions by new research.The new study refutes the 'island rule' which says that in island environments small mammals such as rodents tend to evolve to be larger, and large mammals such as elephants tend to evolve to be smaller, with the original size of the species being the key determining factor in these changes. (Credit: iStockphoto/Andy Diamond) The new study refutes the 'island rule' which says that...
  • Twin twice the size of brother at birth

    05/02/2007 6:38:32 AM PDT · by bedolido · 23 replies · 1,164+ views ^ | 05-02-2007 | Michelle Cazzulino
    LYING alongside one another, these beautiful babies look like they could have been born weeks or even months apart - in fact, they are identical twin boys, who were born with just a minute separating them. Weighing in at a tiny 1.54kg, Byron Ryman's birthweight was almost double that of his brother Lincoln's, who was just 530g when he was delivered on March 15 at the Royal Hospital for Women at Randwick in Sydney.