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and quarks were a matter of quirky conjecture just a few years ago ...

psychiatry and psychology are as imperfect as every other science known to man ...

....... when the love of money trumps all .... principles are just words ....

Good to keep your friends close but your enemies even closer ...

307 condemned to die ... 38 died after President reviewed the files ...

I say that the greatest President in the history of our United States saved 269 lives ...

A very comprehensive interactive chart of the Petreaus affair ...

I've been making charts for about 5 years. Usually to illustrate illegal schemes I'm investigating for my "real" job(s), sometimes to make something easier to understand for myself. These days, I have a toddler, and a part-time job as an investigator at a law firm, and another couple of part-time volunteer jobs doing investigative stuff. So, my news-reading, chart-making time is pretty limited.

As the Petraeus story broke, it just seemed so, so chart-worthy. Irresistibly chart-worthy. On Monday night, I read a very brief synopsis of the scandal, and two things were immediately clear. One: I should make a chart. And two: How can I incorporate my toddler into this activity? Sadly, toddlers have no work ethic. The first drawing is Draft 1. The second is Draft 2 (I love white out, as you can see). And the third I made during my son's naptime, using Omnigraffle. Then my cousin Lee made my charts a nice Internet home at lilsarg.com.


http://www.good.is/posts/the-most-comprehensive-chart-for-your-petreaus-scandal-needs?

McCain Backs Away From Benghazi Conspiracies

leaziz on Nov 20, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) today issued a statement essentially conceding that he was wrong in accusing the White House of changing U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s talking points on Benghazi for political purposes.

Former CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers last week that the CIA’s assessment that al Qaeda was responsible for the Sept. 11 attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi was taken out of Rice’s talking points after an interagency review. McCain and his allies then claimed the White House took out the talking points because it supposedly undercut the Obama administration’s narrative that it had severely weakened al Qaeda.

But Intelligence officials told CNN yesterday that the intelligence community was responsible for the changes made to Rice’s talking points. The Director of National Intelligence spokesperson said that the White House did not make any “substantive changes.”

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/11/20/1225461/mccain-rice-benghazi-talking-points/

Curiosity Rover’s Secret Historic Breakthrough? Speculation Centers on Organic Molecules

Much of the internet is buzzing over upcoming “big news” from NASA’s Curiosity rover, but the space agency’s scientists are keeping quiet about the details.

The report comes by way of the rover’s principal investigator, geologist John Grotzinger of Caltech, who said that Curiosity has uncovered exciting new results from a sample of Martian soil recently scooped up and placed in the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument.

“This data is gonna be one for the history books. It’s looking really good,” Grotzinger told NPR in an segment published Nov. 20. Curiosity’s SAM instrument contains a vast array of tools that can vaporize soil and rocks to analyze them and measure the abundances of certain light elements such as carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen – chemicals typically associated with life.

The mystery will be revealed shortly, though. Grotzinger told Wired through e-mail that NASA would hold a press conference about the results during the 2012 American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco from Dec. 3 to 7. Because it’s so potentially earth-shaking, Grotzinger said the team remains cautious and is checking and double-checking their results. But while NASA is refusing to discuss the findings with anyone outside the team, especially reporters, other scientists are free to speculate.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/11/curiosity-historic-news-organics/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=wiredscienceclickthru

Obama Campaign Machine May Be Turned Loose On Fiscal Cliff Climbing Congress

The 2012 general election may be slipping into the past, but elements of President Obama's successful campaign aren't likely to go away anytime soon.

Just as it did after the president's 2008 election, the Obama campaign appears very likely to keep alive parts of the grass-roots effort that contributed to victory. And, just like four years ago, the idea would be to use the corps of Obama organizers and volunteers to push for the president's second-term agenda.

At a Politico breakfast event Tuesday, Jim Messina, Obama's 2012 campaign manager, said he could readily see some of the campaign's online and mobile tools being repurposed to put pressure on Congress to reach agreement on the fiscal cliff negotiations and other pieces of Obama's agenda.

"People just spent five years winning two presidential elections together," Messina said. "They're now not going to walk away and not help him become the change that they want to see."

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/11/20/165601114/obama-campaign-machine-may-be-turned-loose-on-fiscal-cliff-climbing-congress?ft=1&f=1001&sc=tw&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

So Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia were won by voter fraud .... BWHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

‘Unskewed Polls’ founder claims Obama stole election

Dean Chambers, the conservative blogger who vaulted from obscurity to fame in the last few weeks of the presidential election by “unskewing” polls he found to favorable to President Obama, has a new Web site claiming that Democrats stole the election.

BarackOFraudo.com lists Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia as states “won by Voter Fraud.”

Slate’s David Weigel talked to Chambers, who pointed to some overwhelmingly Democratic districts and the way Virginia’s votes came in as signs of voter fraud. Both are easily explainable without any conspiracy theories.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/11/20/unskewed-polls-founder-accuses-obama-of-election-fraud/?wprss=rss_election-2012

The most expensive crapper in the world ...



http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-gates-funded-toilet-of-the-futu-2012-11&WT.mc_id=SA_CAT_SP_20121119
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