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Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 31 2011

Cain “shares a little bit of his faith” at the National Press Club

Dogged by allegations of sexual harassment, Herman Cain broke into song at the National Press Club today, and no, this apparently isn’t a joke. It really happened and the man can carry a tune, but it’s still painful to see. Video below the fold.

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Oct 31 2011

China to US: We know NOTHING about sat hacking

Landsat 7 shecmatic, similar to one of the satellites that may have been hacked

Officials have responded to a story leaked from a NASA report last week about a satellite that was hacked, and speculations of Chinese involvement: Speaking at a news briefing today, China Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said claims that China was behind the hacks, which occurred in 2007 and 2008, are “untrue.” The spokesman added, …

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Oct 31 2011

Speaking of sexual harrasment, don’t read this if ..

Speaking of the allegations directed toward Mr. Cain, do not read this if you don’t have a crude, childish sense of humor. This is your last warning, don’t go below and then come whining to me in comments or email that it was insensitive, or caused your emotional pain because you were involved in the …

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Oct 31 2011

Cain faces claims of past sexual harassment

Reports are swirling that GOP front-runner Herman Cain was involved in two sexual harassment cases back in the 90s and the alleged victims were paid off:

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Oct 30 2011

Watts Watch: Ira Glickstein, liar or scare-crow?

I told you so! Writing at Watts Up With That, Ira Glickstein — excuse me, Doctor Glickstein as he conspicuously attached a Ph. D. to his user name — eagerly sleds right down the slippery slope I mentioned yesterday to conflate snow with evidence against global warming.

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Oct 30 2011

Hubble spys supermassive center of Milky Way

galactic_smaller

You’re staring straight into the churning heart of our Milky Way galaxy, right through the “teapot” in the constellation Sagittarius, as revealed by infrared light and Mr Hubble’s Space Telescope. Click image for HST homepage. Image description below the fold.

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Oct 29 2011

Krugman outlines wingnut SOP

Paul Krugman gets it, even on topics outside his area of expertise. But that’s not too surprising, because the tactics employed by denialists and apologists really don’t change much:

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Oct 29 2011

It’s getting to be that time of year: blizzards and snowjobs

Snow Family

It’s getting to be that time of year again! The first snow-storm of the season is heading for the Northeast. Some communities could receive almost a full fluffy foot. The snow will probably melt quickly, it’s still early Fall. But the annual industry funded snowjob on climate change may have barely started.

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Oct 29 2011

Moonie Times lies about future of NASA

I could smell bullshit the moment this headline popped up in my news stories: Obama Prepares to Blast NASA! What followed was a meandering screed in the Washington Times by Robert Zubrin about unmanned planetary science missions, and the evil ursurper sitting in the Oval Office who was secretly scheming to end it all. I guess it …

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Oct 28 2011

Weather satellite may have been hacked by Chinese

Reaper Drone

Forget about celebrity phone hacking, Bloomberg and TPM are both reporting on a far more disturbing possibility: the world’s first sat hack. What NASA calls “suspicious” events reportedly appear in a draft prepared for the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission:

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