In the first three months of the year, members of the first family have been on three vacations, averaging a vacation a month. And now it’s being reported that the first daughters are on a spring break vacation in the Bahamas.
The Obamas began the new year in Hawaii. “President Obama departed Hawaii this morning for Washington, after spending NINE days vacationing with family and friends in his native state. Here’s [...]
When a team of Ohio State students worked around the clock for nine days straight recently, they weren’t pulling the typical college “all-nighters.”
Instead, they were reaching a milestone in clean coal technology.
For 203 continuous hours, they operated a scaled-down version of a power plant combustion system with a unique experimental design–one that chemically converts coal to heat while capturing 99 percent of the carbon dioxide produced in the reaction.
This new technology, [...]
As deadlines go, the March 1 sequester lacks punch. Nobody’s taxes will go up; the U.S. Treasury won’t run out of cash. Government offices won’t immediately turn out the lights and lock the doors. No federal worker will be furloughed for at least 30 days.
So Washington felt little need to cancel the Presidents’ Day break. On Friday, President Obama flew to Florida for a long weekend of golf. And Congress [...]
60% even claim they regularly have days off where they’re more stressed out and tired than they would have been at work;
Even the travelling adds a day of stress, meaning our nine days of potential fun are chopped down to eight;
40% have to catch up on DIY and home improvements, while a third use a day each year for birthday or Christmas present shopping.
The average Brit only gets to [...]
Top U.S. lawmakers voiced rising fear on Sunday that the country would go over “the fiscal cliff” in nine days, triggering harsh spending cuts and tax hikes, and some Republicans charged that was President Barack Obama’s goal.
“It’s the first time that I feel it’s more likely that we will go over the cliff than not,” Senator Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Vilma Soltesz, 56, had weighed about 425 pounds, although she put on weight during holiday, had only one leg and used a wheelchair
She died from health complications in Hungary nine days after she was kicked off the first of three jets
A U.S woman died on holiday in Hungary after being refused a seat on three flights back to New York because she was too heavy to fly, according to her [...]
In remarks to the AIM conference, “ObamaNation: A Day of Truth,” on September 21st, former Democratic pollster and analyst Pat Caddell said, “I think we’re at the most dangerous time in our political history in terms of the balance of power in the role that the media plays in whether or not we maintain a free democracy.” Caddell noted that while First Amendment protections were originally provided to the press [...]
In the days following the killing of the U.S. ambassador and two ex-Navy SEALs, President Obama and top State Department officials portrayed the attack as a spontaneous reaction to an Internet video depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammad as a lascivious brute. The protests, White House spokesman Jay Carney said last week, were “in response to a video—a film—that we have judged to be reprehensible and disgusting.”
Now there is mounting evidence [...]
It takes the average Brit eight days and 22 hours to get back into a routine after a holiday, a study has revealed. Being forced to set the alarm clock, dealing with the mountain of e-mails at work and tackling the morning commute are all among the top ten reasons why it’s so hard to get back up to speed.
Three quarters of those polled admitted to suffering from post-holiday blues, [...]
Obama over the past 9 days…
-6 in Gallup (in spite of returning to a 2008 turnout model, after Administration threats of legal action)
-7 in Rasmussen
WHAT??? HOW CAN THIS BE???? THE MAGIC BOX IN MY LIVING ROOM IS TELLING ME THAT THE ROMNEY CAMP IS IN TURMOIL!!
THE NARRATIVE ISN’T MATCHING THE REALITY….
The Magic Glowing Box wouldn’t LIE TO ME, would it??
Mega super hurricane Ernesto to destroy Houston Texas in nine days. Calling this one early. Link to national hurricane center:
The iPhone and the iPad are arguably the two biggest technology products of the last decade – but for two years we have been offered merely revisions and tweaks to Apple’s range.
But this may all be about to change, with Apple expected to debut the brand new ‘iPhone 5′ (although it is expected to be called simply ‘iPhone’) and the much-rumoured iPad Mini in San Francisco in just six weeks’ [...]
Apple fans may only have to wait another six weeks to get a peek at the company’s next big products.
iMore has heard from its sources that Apple will announce the next iPhone and the new iPad Mini at an event on September 12.
We’re generally skeptical about such exact dates when it comes to Apple products, but iMore has a good track record when it comes to Apple rumors.
Earlier this year, iMore correctly reported that Apple would announce the [...]
I have always been sympathetic to Europe’s politicians in their attempts to deal with the euro crisis. As I wrote here after the recent Euro-summit that concluded nine days ago, the euro area faces a complex set of interlocking problems that require politically difficult solutions if the euro is to be kept together as a common currency. The political complexities have often lead to the impression that any progress being made is [...]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — John Edwards was publicly exposed at his trial as a staggeringly selfish politician and shameless liar who cheated on his wife as she suffered from incurable cancer.
Yet it was the Justice Department that wound up publicly embarrassed on Thursday as federal prosecutors’ attempt to turn Edwards’s misdeeds into criminal convictions ran aground in a courtroom here.
The outcome of the six-week trial was a high-profile blow to the Justice Department’s beleaguered Public [...]
Judge forces jury back for further deliberations after verdict blunter
Jury believed to be deadlocked on five other counts
Defense says verdict for one count should be announced
Want a mistrial on the five other counts
Confusion descended on the North Carolina courthouse today when the jury in John Edwards’ trial announced they had reached their verdict after nine days of deliberations – only to tell the judge they had found a verdict for [...]
From Kimble Charting Solutions:
Nine days ago, the Power of the Pattern suggested that Copper could drag the 500 index lower…
Copper is often viewed as a predictor of the “Economic Weather” that is about to come. Copper is breaking key support and below is…
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It’s like Ikea writ large – a firm of builders that claims it has mastered the art of flat pack and shown how a three storey block can be put up in just nine days.
The Chinese construction company’s innovative ‘instant’ building techniques recently allowed it to finish this workers’ cafeteria.
Now the man behind it, Broad Sustainable Building CEO Zhang Yue, wants to build a 220-storey skyscraper, potentially the world’s tallest, in just four [...]
Greece’s political impasse continues and president Karolos Papoulias is expected to ask politicians to allow a government of technocrats to help Greece avoid bankruptcy at 2 p.m. today. But the leftist Syriza party has rejected the proposal.
Greece’s president will ask politicians on Tuesday to stand aside and let a government of technocrats steer the nation away from bankruptcy, but leftists have already rejected the proposal and look set to force a new [...]
Raising the spectre of a Greek exit, the German chancellor said “solidarity for the euro” was threatened by the ongoing political crisis in Athens.
Stock markets around the world fell sharply with fears mounting that a euro break-up could lead to renewed financial turmoil. The FTSE-100 index of Britain’s major companies fell by two per cent to 5465, with bank shares hit particularly hard.
The cost of Spanish government borrowing also hit [...]
PARIS (AP) – French President Nicolas Sarkozy says that French who visit Internet sites supporting terrorism will be punished by law, a new measure in a crackdown following the 32-hour standoff with a Frenchman claiming al-Qaida ties suspected in three deadly attacks.
Sarkozy spoke on Thursday after authorities announced the death in the southwest city of Toulouse of Mohamed Merah, 23, who jumped from a window firing his weapon as police [...]
More Greeks apply to migrate to Australia as their economy collapses:
THE number of Greeks fleeing economic despair to settle in Australia on permanent skills and family visas has doubled, immigration data shows.
Reversing a decade-long trend, Greece’s financial collapse also prompted 831 Australian residents living in Greece to return to Australia last year.
Stripped of their jobs, lifestyle and their sense of security, Christos Stathakopoulos, his wife, Effie Pantazis, and their daughter [...]
J. D. Heyes
January 15, 2012
(NaturalNews) Cops hear it all the time: “I didn’t do it!” “You’ve got the wrong guy!” “It wasn’t me!” And yet, hundreds of times over the past five years, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has arrested the wrong people, with scores spending several days in jail, over identification errors.
A Los Angeles Times study found that more than 1,480 times over the past half-decade, the sheriff’s [...]
Protesting villagers in southern China said they will march on government offices this week unless the body of a local leader is released and four villagers in police custody are freed.
The 13,000 residents of Wukan, in the wealthy province of Guangdong, are in open revolt against officialdom and have driven out local Communist Party leaders who they say have been stealing their land for years.
Many local businesses have been closed [...]
The entire postal service across US face immediate default at the end of December 2011, if a bailout of $5.5 billion isn’t provided, loss for 2011 expected at $14.1 billion:
The US Postal Service is shutting more than half its mail-processing centres in a $3bn (£1.9bn) cost-cutting drive expected to shed 28,000 jobs.
Vice-President David Williams told a news conference that the closures were designed to stave off bankruptcy next year.
While the euro has been gloriously soaring higher over the past nine days, to much pomp and circumstance, with the move now 3.2% on the week – the biggest 5 day gain since the beginning of the year, and European bureaucrats overeager to point out that there is no way the currency could be on the verge of implosion if it is in fact soaring, [...]
And as he prepares for two more debates in the next nine days, along with his first major policy address, his advisers have devised another way to help: requiring Perry to get more sleep.
After weeks in which he has stirred doubts about his abilities as a candidate, Perry is re-examining his campaign — and himself — in an effort to correct his shortcomings of style [...]
Friday, August 19, 2011 at 10:25 am
Looks like closing above $1818 was as significant as I suggested it would be but I doubt you’re here for a history lesson. You’re likely looking for insight as to where we go from here. As you might expect, I have a few thoughts. Let’s get started.
I was telling Mr Hyde late last night that I didn’t think Santa’s [...]