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Viva the VA!

Below are some actual stats from the RAND corporation, a think tank of really smart people (like John Nash smart), and hardly a “liberal” organization…

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Continue Reading August 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm 2 comments

My thoughts of beer

Obama said that this was a teaching moment and Stephen Colbert responded by saying that Obama is teaching that if you arrest a black man under questionable circumstances, you get to have a beer with the President.

Continue Reading August 3, 2009 at 7:17 pm 1 comment

Revenge of the nerds!

Why Obama is the first Nerd-in-Chief, and the importance of nerds!

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June 24, 2009 at 4:59 pm Leave a comment

Obama for Senate!

PHOENIX—Saying that it is time for change to come to Arizona, President Barack Obama on Tuesday formally announced that he will run for Senate against John McCain in the 2010 election…

“Let me be clear: John McCain is a good man,” Obama said. “He has served this state nobly for more than 20 years. But where was John McCain last year when the economy collapsed and the housing bubble burst? Was he here in Arizona looking out for families in need? Or was he crisscrossing the nation trying to further his own political career?”

via Obama Announces Plans To Run For McCain’s Senate Seat In 2010

June 24, 2009 at 4:27 pm Leave a comment

Is secret service needed here?

Wouldn’t it be nice if they opposed certain issues instead of making the whole goal to attack the President no matter what? What happened to the patriotism? I wonder if this warrants a look by secret service…

Continue Reading May 19, 2009 at 5:50 pm Leave a comment

Supreme Court justice Napolitano?

Among those under consideration is Homeland Security Secretary and former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano. Others are Solicitor General Elena Kagan, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Appeals Court judges Sonia Sotomayor and Diane Pamela Wood. California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno is also under review by Obama.

via Napolitano reportedly among Supreme Court contenders | www.azstarnet.com ®.

May 14, 2009 at 8:19 pm Leave a comment

Republicans don’t want Powell anymore

There were a lot of Republicans that voted for Obama. You want them out too?

Continue Reading May 10, 2009 at 10:49 am 1 comment

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  • Cuban Exile & CIA Agent Luis Posada Carriles Dies a Free Man in U.S. Despite Years of Terrorism
    Former CIA operative and Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles died Wednesday just outside of Miami. He was 90 years old. Posada Carriles is best known as the suspected mastermind of the 1976 bombing of a Cubana airline jet. For decades, the U.S. refused to extradite Posada Carriles to face terrorism charges, despite demands by Cuba and Venezuela. Posada Carriles […]
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  • Bill Cosby Rape Survivor Says Black Women Face Disproportionate Pressure Not to Speak Out on Assault
    Harvey Weinstein surrendered to police Friday, facing charges that he sexually assaulted two women. His arrest comes just one month after the public downfall of another extremely powerful man in entertainment—comedian Bill Cosby. Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. S […]
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  • "It Is About Bloody Time": Harvey Weinstein Assault Survivor Reacts to Arrest in NYC on Rape Charges
    [Update: Harvey Weinstein's bond was set at $10 million, and paid $1 million in cash to post bail.] The former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has surrendered to police this morning, as a Manhattan prosecutor brings charges that Weinstein sexually assaulted two women. His bail is expected to be set at $2 million. Law enforcement officials said Weinstei […]
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  • As Trump Pulls Out of N. Korea Summit, Women Activists Head to DMZ to Promote Korean Peace Process
    President Trump has canceled plans for a June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. A top official in North Korea's foreign ministry said Friday that Kim Jong-un is still willing to meet with Trump at any time and that the cancellation of the summit was "extremely regrettable." In a letter to Kim, Trump cited Kim's "tremend […]
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  • Headlines for May 25, 2018
    Trump Cancels North Korea Summit, Saying U.S. Stands Ready to Attack, Trump Signs Bill Reversing Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations, White House Lawyer Joins Secret Briefings About FBI Informant, Harvey Weinstein Arrested, Charged with Rape and Sexual Assault, Posts $1 Million Cash Bail , Eight Women Accuse Morgan Freeman of Unwanted Contact, Sexual Harassment […]
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  • "The Tale": Astonishing New Movie Tackles Filmmaker Jennifer Fox's Reckoning with Child Sexual Abuse
    As the #MeToo movement has inspired women around the world to come forward with their stories of sexual harassment, abuse and assault, we turn to a remarkable new film that is a narrative memoir about a woman's own reckoning with childhood sexual abuse. It is directed by the woman who experienced the abuse: Jennifer Fox. It premieres May 26 on HBO. […]
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  • Volcano Lava Reaches Geothermal Plant and Pacific Ocean in Hawaii, Risking Public Health Disaster
    On the Big Island in Hawaii, the Kilauea volcano is continuing to erupt, spewing plumes of ash and lava. Lava is flowing increasingly close to the Puna Geothermal Venture plant, or PGV, which provides 25 percent of the Big Island's energy. Workers are rushing to shut down the power plant to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases from the site […]
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  • NFL Bans National Anthem Protests on Same Day Video of Police Tasering of NBA Player Is Released
    The National Football League has announced it will fine teams if players refuse to stand for the national anthem before games. But under the new rules adopted by the league's 32 owners, players will be allowed to stay in the locker room during the anthem. Over the past two seasons, dozens of players have knelt during the anthem to protest police shootin […]
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  • The New COINTELPRO? Meet the Activist the FBI Labeled a “Black Identity Extremist” & Jailed 5 Months
    In Texas, a black activist says he is the first person to be targeted and prosecuted under a secretive U.S. surveillance effort to track so-called black identity extremists. On December 12, activist Rakem Balogun awoke to armed FBI agents storming his Dallas apartment. He was then jailed for nearly six months without the possibility of bail as the FBI invest […]
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  • Comments of the Week #164: From black holes to moons with moons of their own [Starts With A Bang]
    “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” -Ray Goforth We’ve really investigated some amazing scientific stories this week here at Starts With A Bang! There’s always so much to consider, think…
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    You’ve heard to story. I’m here to give you a little context. But in case you haven’t heard the story, this is from the press release which is, so far, the only information generally available: New finds of fossils and stone tools from the archaeological site of Jebel Irhoud, Morocco, push back the origins of…
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  • Comments of the Week #163: from the edge of the Universe to the Milky Way’s demise [Starts With A Bang]
    “Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.” -Marquis de Lafayette There’s so much science to talk about in any given week here at Starts With A Bang! It’s sometimes hard to choose, but one particular topic stole the show this past week: black holes. Sure, we took on other things, too, but we didn’t even…
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  • Various comments and current news [Greg Laden's Blog]
    For some reason, Facebook is not posting reliably and I will not abide writing paragraphs that the Internet sucks into oblivion! So, I have a few thoughts I’ll put here and try to link to. Rebecca Otto for Governor Let’s start with Rebecca Otto, who just gave a great talk at the DFL (that’s what…
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  • Swedish Academia Is No Meritocracy [Aardvarchaeology]
    After almost 14 mostly dismal years on the academic job market, I find it a consolation to read an opinion piece in Times Higher Education under the headline “Swedish Academia Is No Meritocracy“. In my experience this is also true for Denmark, Norway and Finland. In Norway, for instance, the referee board that evaluates job…
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  • We’ll always have Paris [Greg Laden's Blog]
    If you are upset about Trump and upset about Trump pulling the US out of the Paris agreement, please let me help you get through the day. Trump announcing that the US is pulling out of Paris does not mean the end of Paris, the end of action on climate change, or much else about…
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  • Improving endurance exercise [Life Lines]
    We all know that aerobic exercise is good for us because it helps improve muscle function and our ability to move well. For fish, aerobic exercise helps animals escape predators, catch prey as well as improve reproduction success. When we exercise, our muscles adapt by altering the metabolism of energy, the way calcium is handled as…
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    “The ability to listen and learn is key to mastering the art of communication. If you don’t use your verbal skills and networking, it will disappear rapidly.” -Rick Pitino It’s been a week full of amazing and controversial stories about the Universe here at Starts With A Bang! Did you catch the fantastic live event on Wednesday at…
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  • Using fish skin to treat burn victims [Life Lines]
    Researchers in Brazil are testing a new way to treat burn victims. They have found that tilapia skin is rich in collagen which helps the damaged skin heal better than standard wound dressings and eliminates the need to wait for donor tissue. Check out these videos from YouTube describing this radical new idea in burn…
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    What, with all the attacks on science and scientist these days, we may not want to be focusing on those times when science goes off the rails and makes a huge mess of things. But, science at its best and scientists at their best, will never shy away from such things. Dr. Paul Offit just…
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