The Rev. Franklin Graham was denied the opportunity to lead the “National Day of Prayer” this coming May 6 because of his views of Islam. Since Rev. Graham is a Christian and has Christian principals which conflict with Islam principals and therefore not “politically correct”, he was asked not to pray at the Pentagon.
According to spokesman Col. Tom Collins, “We’re an all-inclusive military.” Col. Tom Collins must believe that military inclusiveness does not extend to those who speak the truth about Islam.
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The Hubble Space Telescope is has been gazing to the far reaches of the universe for 20 years now and over this period of time many spectacular pictures have been saved. The following NASA web site is a tribute to the Hubble.Read More
You’ll eat ice cream in the winter.
When the weather report says it’s going to be 65 degrees, you shave your legs and wear a skirt.
It snows five inches and you don’t expect school to be canceled.
You’ll wear flip flops every day of the year, regardless of temperature.
You have no accent at all, but can hear other people’s. And then you make fun of them.
“Humid” is over 25%.
Your sense of direction is: Toward the mountains and away from the mountains.
You say, “The Interstate,” and everybody knows which one.
You think that May is a totally normal month for a blizzard or ice storm.
You buy your flowers to set out on Mother’s Day, but try and hold off planting them until just before Father’s Day.
You grew up planning your Halloween costumes around your coat.
You know what the Continental Divide is.
You went to Casa Bonita as a kid, and again as an adult.
You’ve gone off-roading in a vehicle that was never intended for such activities.
You always know the elevation of where you are.
You wake up to a beautiful 80-degree day and wonder if it’s going to snow tomorrow.
You don’t care that some company renamed it; the Broncos still play at Mile High.
Everybody wears jeans to church.
You actually know that South Park is a real place, not just a show on TV.
You know what a “trust fund hippy” is, and you know its natural habitat is Boulder.
You know you’re talking to a fellow Coloradoan when they call it Elitches, not Six Flags.
A bear on your front porch doesn’t bother you.
Your two favorite teams are the Broncos and whoever is beating the Raiders.
When people out East tell you they have mountains in their state too, you just laugh.
You go anywhere else on the planet and the air feels “sticky,” and you notice the sky is no longer blue.
According to Gizmag and Wikipedia, this 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller motorcycle is the oldest ever production motorcycle. An unrestored version went up for auction recently. You can read the full account and story on Gizmag here.
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The automotive X-prize is now in the final testing mode before the actual competition begins. They are at Michigan Speed way for some final testing and then the “The Shakedown Stage, scheduled for April 26-May 7, is an un-scored stage in which competition officials will conduct safety checks and inspections on competition vehicles, followed by a series of on-track challenges designed to allow teams an opportunity to test their vehicles without fear of penalty, shake out problem areas, and ready their vehicles for the Knockout Qualifying Stage that follows.”
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Comcast has just won the contest and was voted the worst company in America. Congratulation Comcast for all the distasteful things you have done to earn this title. You are definitely deserving of this title. Especially since you were the leader in restricting Internet speed based on content, messing up people’s bills, and generally having the worst customer service in the industry. Need I say any more.Read More
The UK is testing a satellite speed sensing system that cam measure the speed of a vehicle between and 2 points. This new system can also capture license plate numbers in all weather conditions. Watch out UK drivers big brother will be watching you all the time when you are mobile. This is just plain sick. Is traffic that bad in the UK that they need a system like this? Doesn’t the UK government have better uses of its tax pay dollars?
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Facebook has really done it now. They want you to give all your information to anybody and everybody. To stop this maddening go to “Privacy settings” > “Applications Settings” and then view the following:
“Instant Personalization – Select partners can personalize their features with my public information when I first arrive on their websites.” Be SURE to uncheck the “allow” button.Read More
The following article is great news.
CHICAGO (UPI) — A U.S. nationwide study is under way to determine whether a vaccine can be used to effectively treat melanoma, a deadly cancer of the skin.
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is leading the Phase III clinical trial following an earlier Phase II trial that had “stunning” results, scientists said. Eight people completely recovered in the Phase II trial and four partially responded to the vaccine.
“Very few treatment options exist for patients with advanced melanoma, none of them satisfactory, which is why oncologists are so excited about the results we found in our Phase II study,” said Dr. Howard Kaufman, associate dean of Rush Medical College and the leader of the Phase III study.
The vaccine — OncoVex — was developed to combat the herpes virus. Researchers accidentally discovered it attacked cancerous tissue when it was inadvertently placed into a Petri dish of tumor cells.
The vaccine is injected directly into lesions.
“What really surprised and encouraged us was that the vaccine worked not just on the cells we injected, but on lesions in other parts of the body that we couldn’t reach,” Kaufman said. “In other words, the vaccine prompted an immune response that was circulated through the bloodstream to distant sites. These are the best results to date for any vaccine developed for melanoma, but they need to be confirmed in a larger population.”
OncoVex is manufactured by BioVex biotechnology of Woburn, Mass.
Copyright 2010 by United Press International
The PEW Research center always come up with great data when the do researches. This one is not an exception. They did a research on how well we like our government. Well I can hear all the sighs right now. I agree, but take a few minutes and read their article. A couple of excerpts follow:
“Just 22% say they can trust the government in Washington almost always or most of the time, among the lowest measures in half a century. About the same percentage (19%) says they are “basically content” with the federal government, which is largely unchanged from 2006 and 2007, but lower than a decade ago.”
and the continue on to say, “The proportion saying that they are angry with the federal government has doubled since 2000 and matches the high reached in October 2006 (20%).”
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The big media giants and the large financial backed political legal staff have gone overboard now. Please take the time to read the whole article. The following is just some of the highlights by Cory Doctorow.
“Digital Economy Act: This means war,” explains how the latest round of dirty tricks from the entertainment industry — perverting British law, proposing an American police state, building an oppressive global treaty behind closed doors — changes the game. We’re no longer merely arguing about the future of control over culture: now it’s about the fundamentals of a just and free society:”
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The Apple gestapo banned a great Pulitzer prize winning cartoon application because of its political nature. It makes fun of politicians. Gee it should shame the politicians for their poor performance and like of financial responsibility. Oh well, the Apple gestapo says it’s might change it mind according to the latest article posted hereRead More
I just finished reading some interesting data showing what countries we import oil from and how much we get from each country. In January of 2010 we increased our imports from Venezuela and decreased our imports from Canada, Mexico, and Nigeria. I wonder why this change especially and why are we getting ANY oil from Venezuela at all?
Check out the chart at the following web site.Read More
This US Government site has a “comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.”
This may sound like a very boring site, but it has some very good graphs of data and you might find some really interesting data like I did that totally surprised me.
US Government Statistical Reference