Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1234733 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1062845 Jan 15, 2014
Planets are piling up in star clusters — and one orbits a 'solar twin'
Alan Boyle, Science Editor NBC News
Scientists used to have a hard time detecting alien worlds in open star clusters, leading some to wonder whether a mysterious factor was holding back planet formation in a crowd. Just in the past couple of years, readings from NASA's planet-hunting Kepler probe have turned up evidence for several cluster planets. Now a study published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics suggests that clusters don't suffer any handicap in the planet-making department.
"These new results show that planets in open star clusters are about as common as they are around isolated stars — but they are not easy to detect," the European Southern Observatory's Luca Pasquini, one of the study's co-authors, said Wednesday in a news release.
The study is based on six years' worth of data from the HARPS spectrograph at ESO's La Silla facility in Chile, with an assist from other telescopes around the world. Readings were collected for 88 selected stars in the open star cluster Messier 67, which lies about 2,500 light-years away in the constellation Cancer. Astronomers watched for wobbles in the stars' back-and-forth movement, a telltale sign pointing to the gravitational influence of orbiting planets.
Video: Three alien worlds have been detected in a distant star cluster, including one that circles a twin to our sun. European astronomer Joe Liske discusses the find.
Three planets were detected, which is about what would be expected for run-of-the-mill stars. Two of the planets are "hot Jupiters," so close to their parent stars that they made full orbits in five to seven Earth days. The world with a seven-day year goes around a star that's so similar to our own sun that it's called a solar twin. The third giant planet has a 121-day orbit.
All three planets are too hot for liquid water to exist on the surface, which means they're outside their stars' "habitable zone." But who knows? Maybe there are as-yet-undetected planets that could harbor life as we know it. In any case, the claim that planets can't form in open star clusters now sounds as hollow as the claim that planets can't form in double-star systems. And when you consider that most stars are born in open clusters, that suggests that planets could be even more numerous in our galaxy than previously thought.
Here's more about the find from Pasquini, who responded to questions via email:
Q: What are the leading points of this study?
A: "Until last year, most evidence pointed to a lower rate of planet formation in clusters. Actually, this was a bit at odds with the common concept that most stars now in the field were born in clusters. This work confirms that, to the contrary, the fraction of stars hosting planets in open clusters is compatible with the field stars (a paper by Meibom et al. in 2013 found the same). Possibly, the old studies did not have good enough statistics to address this issue properly, or they underestimated the measurement errors.
"The fact that the star Y1194 is an almost perfect solar twin is really cool. Solar-type stars that host planets have been found in another cluster. The concept of solar-type stars is quite broad, however, and it covers all those stars that are cool enough to have a sub-photospheric convective zone (sorry for the technicality).
"Star Y1194 is a real solar twin, so it has all the parameters, including the chemical abundances of many species, that make it indistinguishable from the sun. Interesting enough, while our study was in press, an independent group confirmed this astonishing similarity. They did not know we just found out that this star hosts a giant exoplanet."
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1062846 Jan 15, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
O'Reilly has always been a RINO, not a Conservative...
3 million FOXbots(R) beg to differ.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1062847 Jan 15, 2014
Q: Why has it been so difficult to detect planets in open star clusters?

A: "The main difficulty is that there are very few nearby open clusters, and none of them is old. M67 is far away, so the stars are very faint for precise radial velocity measurements. One single measurement takes a few minutes for a nearby field star, but almost one hour for the solar twin star in M67. When coupling this with the need to have a large sample, a lot of telescope time on large telescopes is required. The process also takes a long time. Stars must first be selected as belonging to the cluster, then the binaries are eliminated, then the monitoring of the remaining stars continues."

Q: What are the implications for the future of the search for exoplanets?

A: "Extrasolar planet science is a teenager, only 18 years old. I do expect that the search for planets in different environments will become more and more important, in open clusters, in star-forming regions and even in other galaxies. Open clusters have the unique advantages with respect to field stars in that we observe a 'pure' sequence of masses, since all the other parameters of the stars (such as age and metallicity) are the same.

"The second big advantage is that because the chemical composition of the stars is the same, once we have a census of stars with planets and without planets in a cluster, we can perform a direct comparison of their chemical composition and see whether the presence of the planetary system affects the stellar chemical composition....

"For the future: ESO is building ESPRESSO (in collaboration with a consortium led by the Geneva Observatory).... With ESPRESSO, it will be possible to find low-mass planets around the M67 solar stars and to extend the search of giant planets to lower-mass stars. ESPRESSO will be ready in three years. But with regard to the search for extrasolar 'Earths' in habitable zones, we will be limited to the nearby field stars, at least with the radial velocity technique."

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1062848 Jan 15, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
...hey Progressive math Nazi's.....and mind the quotation marks...
MORE THAN HALF...how much is that?
"More than half of the almost 2.2 million people who bought health insurance on federal and state exchanges in the past three months are older than 45, records released Monday show."
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...
you wouldn't know how much that is, would you? you have proven that you cannot even divide by three...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1062849 Jan 15, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
...hey Progressive math Nazi's.....and mind the quotation marks...
MORE THAN HALF...how much is that?
"More than half of the almost 2.2 million people who bought health insurance on federal and state exchanges in the past three months are older than 45, records released Monday show."
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...
So I guess that means the others were younger than 45 yoa correct?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1062850 Jan 15, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
I was pretty sure the analogy would go over your head, try this:
Did terrorists attack Benghazi because of hate for a book or hate for America?
Hillary said THAT doesn't make any difference. And it doesn't to any sane person.
Find one and have him explain it to you.
when did Hillary Clinton say that? please show me this quote?

making shit up is fun, huh? but try the facts they are more fun....

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1062851 Jan 15, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
translation: they had lousy intelligence and were unprepared....
Obama was too busy spying on American political opponents to pay attention to his Islamic terrorist friends...
Harry S. Truman: "The buck stops here"

Magic Negro: "It was Bush's fault"

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1062852 Jan 15, 2014
Emeem wrote:
Its stunning that a conspiracy involving the leading Republican presidential candidate who uses the government to punish citizens is being ignored. Right wing morons here have posted literally thousands of whines about imaginary conspiracies regarding birth certificates, Red Sox beards, descriptions of news events, college attendance, etc. but shrug their shoulders at this real one.
They will do anything to distance themselves from an event that paints them in their true light.

They are so desperate that, yesterday, WND criticized the media for focusing on Christie and listed what they thought we should be focused on.....(1) IRS "scandal "; (2) Fast & Furious (3) Benghazi (4) NSA spying (5) Solyndra. Can they get anymore pathetic?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1062853 Jan 15, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
the primary value of most newspapers is local news and supermarket coupons...
...and Free Kittens to a loving home....

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1062854 Jan 15, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
I vote yes.
dance, rummy, dance..

any factual reason you would say so?

i know that it is because i show you to be the fool you are and in your puny little mind that means i must be who you were told the enemy is. you don't know why that is or what would make a liberal your enemy but you were told that,so it must be true, huh?

and since i make you feel stupid and insignificant, i must be your enemy, a liberal.

do you even realize how people make you dance like a fool? do you even know you are dancing for them?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1062855 Jan 15, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'you don't need to work' economy is on fire!

'Senate Democrats on Thursday offered a new plan to revive federal unemployment benefits until mid-November and pay the $18 billion price tag with new spending cuts, but hopes of a bipartisan deal dissolved into bickering by day's end."

http://news.yahoo.com/senate-negotiators-near...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1062856 Jan 15, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no i would doubt you do.. you are not really smart enough to realize what a fool you are making of yourself...
remember in all the old westerns where the old rummy was made to dance?...that is you.
Remember in all the old westerns where the town drunk was belittled?...that is you.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1062857 Jan 15, 2014
A comprehensive report by the Senate Intelligence Committee definitely declared that individuals tied to Al Qaeda groups were involved in the Benghazi attack, challenging recent claims that the terror network was not a factor.

The report was released Monday, nearly one year after then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, under congressional questioning over the nature of the attack, shouted at lawmakers:“What difference, at this point, does it make?”

The administration initially claimed the attack sprung out of a protest, but has since given a more complicated assessment. Still, administration officials all along have downplayed Al Qaeda involvement, recently seizing on a New York Times report that supported those claims.

While the report does not implicate Al Qaeda “core”-- the leadership believed to be in the Pakistan region -- it does blame some of the most influential Al Qaeda branches, including Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1062858 Jan 15, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't ask what you thought of Christie, you've implied you don't like him any more than Obama. The question is, why are you giving him a pass on this obvious conspiracy? It would seem to be in your best interest to discredit, or at least vet the leading Republican candidate that is the biggest threat to your teabagger boy. You're coming across are a one pony show, not the "Patriot" you beat your chest about.
I posted before that it would be impossible for Christie to be in the position he's in without knowing exactly what kind of shitbag political outfit he was part of, regardless of whether he had specific foreknowledge of this event.
Investigate the hell out of him. He's a goddam Democrat wearing a RINO costume and has proven he's a saboteur.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1062859 Jan 15, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>So I guess that means the others were younger than 45 yoa correct?
there has been a definite lack of young people signing up for ACA. it will not fund itself until they do.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1062860 Jan 15, 2014
Sabotaging Diplomacy With Iran

....By itself, the House legislation does nothing except remind us once again how absurd the current House leadership is, but simply by pressing ahead with the legislation House leaders are giving Iran a ready-made excuse to become more intransigent or to pull out of negotiations all together. As James Fallows notes in his post on the Senate push for new sanctions, the excuse offered by hawkish Senate Democrats that they want to put the U.S. in a stronger bargaining position isn’t the least bit credible, and the same applies to what House Republicans are trying to do with their bill.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1062861 Jan 15, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Translation you are a racist hillbilly Pusscccee.
Anyone who disagrees with you has got to be a racist.

Grade school logic in action.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1062862 Jan 15, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Remember in all the old westerns where the town drunk was belittled?...that is you.
no it is you being belittled,and you puny little mind cannot defend yourself...

you area joke of a human...just a toy that real people laugh at.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1062863 Jan 15, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>actually, asking for facts to back up her allegations WAS looking for the truth...
do try to keep up, dear...have you looked into any of the Lumosity games for keeping alert in your last years?
When did you start looking for truth?

Let's find some.

Did Obama lie when he said he was born in Kenya? Or, did Obama lie when he said he was born in Hawaii?

Why did Obama lie for two weeks covering up the Al Qaeda attack on the US in Benghazi?

How did CNN know what that lie would be before the Al Qaeda attack on the US in Benghazi began?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1062864 Jan 15, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>dance, rummy, dance..
any factual reason you would say so?
i know that it is because i show you to be the fool you are and in your puny little mind that means i must be who you were told the enemy is. you don't know why that is or what would make a liberal your enemy but you were told that,so it must be true, huh?
and since i make you feel stupid and insignificant, i must be your enemy, a liberal.
do you even realize how people make you dance like a fool? do you even know you are dancing for them?
I still maintain that you are a joke sent here to amuse non-Progressives here.

Half the time your mouth is in go but the car hasn't left the garage.

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