Moving quickly to undo the Bush administration's regime of secrecy, President Obama on Wednesday repealed a 2001 executive order granting former presidents, and even vice presidents, the ability to keep documents secret long past the 12… Continue
Madison Avenue Magic: Study Reveals Positive Effects of Unconscious Exposure to Advertisements
Findings could help marketers optimize advertising for the human mind
Fads have been a staple of American pop culture for decades, from spandex in the 1980s to skinny jeans today. But while going from fad to flop may seem like the result of fickle consumers, a new study suggests that this is exactly what should be expected for a… Continue
Added by C on January 21, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Big government has been tried and has failed miserably. What we need now is small government, and freedom. We need the freedom to pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps again, as we traditionally do in this country. But try to start a business or charity today, and you will understand how little economic freedom we really have left. Freedom, not government, made this the land of opportunity. Freedom laid the foundation that… Continue
Added by 7R33SandR0P3S on January 20, 2009 at 7:58am —
You can see the road blocks and the cops in every cam view its nuts! >>> the inauguration will see a security crackdown of nearly unprecedented proportions. More than 40,000 police, military, Secret Service, FBI and National Guard personnel will be on duty on the day, while the Secret Service intends to screen every… Continue
Mr."O"~Eligibility battle rages on 3 fronts
Well, here are the arguments about Obama's eligibility. You decide whether they have merit or not. As for me, I think that the failure of Obama to respond -- even to actively prevent discovery -- evidences culpability. If BO has nothing to hide then why is he so evasive? Why aren't these records publicly available? Something ain't right here.
"Obama has refused to submit certified copies of… Continue
Bush commutes sentences of former US border agents
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final acts of clemency, President George W. Bush on Monday commuted the prison sentences of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer ignited fierce debate about illegal immigration.
Bush's decision to commute the sentences of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who tried to cover up the shooting, was welcomed by both Republican and… Continue
National Children’s Study Begins Recruiting Volunteers
The National Institutes of Health announced today that the National Children’s Study will begin recruiting volunteers to take part in its comprehensive study of how genes and the environment interact to affect children’s health. At a briefing, NIH officials announced that the first phase of recruitment for the study will begin in Duplin County, North Carolina, and Queens, New York.
I spoke with Mr. Lee Tune about future infrastructure and applications.
He told me the software and how it was designed is compatible with the red light and crime camera systems now in most major… Continue
Added by C on January 16, 2009 at 6:00pm —
PACIFICA – About 700 Israelis have been arrested for protesting against the war on Gaza since the beginning of the deadly offensive, said Neve Gordon, chair of the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel on Monday.
"700 Israelis have been arrested since this war began, because they protested this… Continue
The Body Soviet: Propaganda,
Hygiene and the Revolutionary State
by Tricia Starks
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – By making the personal political, hygienists in the early days of the Soviet Union attempted to improve public health dramatically and played a key role in the establishment of the Soviet state. In The Body Soviet: Propaganda, Hygiene and the Revolutionary State, historian Tricia Starks examines the extensive collections… Continue
Added by C on January 14, 2009 at 9:56pm —
UNRWA spokesman Johan Eriksson told the British Broadcasting Corp. via phone from Jerusalem that he had just spoken to the agencys boss in Gaza City, who confirmed to him that at least three shells containing white phosphorus hit their sprawling compound.
Fire is raging inside our compound. It is inside a mechanical workshop, Eriksson told the BBC, adding that shipping pallets loaded with humanitarian aid were also on fire inside the compound.
Study says 'error-monitoring' signals keep us from being too different from others
Your brain may be wired to go along with popular opinion in social situations, a new study suggests.
Scans done with functional magnetic resonance imaging showed that people whose opinion differed with that of a group of people experienced a neuronal response in the brain's rostral cingulate zone (RCZ) and nucleus accumbens (NAc) -- areas that seem… Continue
Added by C on January 14, 2009 at 2:41pm —
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
Published: January 13, 2009
WASHINGTON — It is true, President Bush sounded alarms about Barack Obama during the campaign season. On Tuesday, Mr. Bush went one step further: He declared Mr. Obama’s inauguration an actual emergency.
The declaration, though, was not a political statement about Republicans being run out of town. Rather, it was a bureaucratic move intended to provide additional federal money to help Washington cope with the huge… Continue