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Technology Spotlight: Ventilation in Solar Decathlon Houses

1Sun4All. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon communications team presents a series of technology spotlights in the article below that introduce common technologies used in the Solar Decathlon team houses. This article written by Alexis Powers and Carol Laurie, clarifies Energy-Recovery Ventilation Systems. Show More Summary

“In the last analysis the test of nationality is the wish of the people.”

Ronan Fanning took the theme for his most recent book from David Lloyd George in the House of Commons in 1919, “there is a path of fatality between the two countries and makes them eternally at cross purposes”. In the Irish Times Fanning takes John Bruton to task for suggesting that the Home Rule Bill more...

Feminisation Of Politics Is Making Parliament Boring Says Labour MP

Veteran Labour left-winger, Austin Mitchell MP has claimed that all-women shortlists for British Parliamentary seats are leading to a “feminisation” of British politics, which is making the House of Commons boring. Mitchell, who is retiring...Show More Summary

Cat And Dog Become Temporary Allies Against A Common Enemy: The Red Dot

Even mortal foes like the cat and the dog can be brought together to combat a common enemy. It all begins with this video, in which a cat and dog battling it out over control of the carpet-covered animal house. After all, it's highly sought after territory in the animal world. Show More Summary

Scottish Independence Would Be A Boon to Conservative Party's Electoral Hopes

Number crunching blog politicalbetting.com has revealed the extent to which Britain's Conservative Party stands to gain in the House of Commons should Scotland vote for independence next month. Although recent polls show separation remains...Show More Summary

Iraq crisis: We need a foreign policy strategy

This time last year, Britain was about to bomb Syria. Had the House of Commons not made it clear there was no majority for military action, we would have subjected the Assad regime to aerial attack. One year on it looks as if Assad could be, if not exactly an ally, at least someone with [...]

The Spectator at war: A well-behaved press

‘War and the press’, from The Spectator, 15 August 1914: When Mr Churchill paid a high compliment in the House of Commons to the British newspapers he said no more… Continue reading The post The Spectator at war: A well-behaved press appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

How Will The Housing Market Impact Wells Fargo Going Forward?

By Michael Grogan: A common deal-breaker for many potential investors of Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) is that the company is overexposed to the housing market - any potential downturn in this sector will supposedly hit Wells Fargo harder than other banks in the sector. Show More Summary

Union President Threatens Opponents of Common Core with Violence

When unions get involved in political debates, it gets ugly fast. For example, the SEIU is known to bus hundreds of protesters to private residences where they stand around people’s houses and denounce the occupants and their employers over megaphones.

Vote Conservative to get rid of Speaker Bercow

When John Bercow became Speaker of the House of Commons five years ago, his election marked a departure from the key principles which had governed Parliament for centuries. The first was the convention that MPs should never campaign for the post. Indeed, once elected they actually had to be dragged up to the Speaker's chair [...]

Involving the Urban Poor in Inclusive Housing

In cities of the Global South, where a lack of affordable and adequate housing is all too common, effort has been made by governments, NGOs, and local communities to make inclusive housing a reality. One crucial solution that has been...Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: UK Air Strikes on ISIS NOW, Says Foreign Affairs Committee Member

A member of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs committee has called for immediate British air strikes to halt the advance of the ISIS in Iraq. Andrew Rosindell MP made the comments as the government announced it would use RAF Tornados to back up its humanitarian aid drop in Iraq. Show More Summary

The Extraordinary Evolution of the Most Common Tool: Scissors

Since the ancient Egyptians who supposedly invented them, scissors have been a constant in human civilization. After knives, they're likely the most common household object the average person owns. Just look around your house: You have them for your nails, your paperwork, your kitchen, sewing—even kids have their own safer versions. Show More Summary

London Mayor Boris Johnson: I'll Stand for Parliament in 2015

London's shaggy-haired Mayor Boris Johnson has announced this morning that he will try and seek re-election to the House of Commons after his departure in 2008. Johnson had left his seat in the affluent Henley-upon-Thames in order to...Show More Summary

Digitizing Spinning Shellac

creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog Among the memorabilia I brought back from my Mom’s house was my on set of teen age purchased vinyl LPs, but also about eighteen 78s that I had always remembered sitting on the shelves in our basement. Show More Summary

Cleveland Judge Lance Mason’s House Turned Upside Down To Reveal An Armory Of Weapons

Cleveland Judge Lance Mason’s house was searched Saturday, revealing smoke grenades, semi-automatic rifles, a sword, a bulletproof vest, and more than 2,500 rounds of ammunition. Lance Mason was first appointed to the Common Pleas court by former Governor Ted Strickland in August 2008. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and served as

Former White House Press Secretary James Brady Dies at 73

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For via Wikimedia Commons James Brady, former White House press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, has died at the age of 73, the Associated Press is reporting. “We are heartbroken to share the news that our beloved Jim “Bear” Brady has passed away after a series of health issues,” Brady’s family said in a statement obtained by the AP. Show More Summary

Is Common Core dead in South Carolina? Nobody knows

By Jamie Murguia | The Nerve A meeting in the Gressette Office Building yesterday (the state Senate office building on the State House grounds) reminded me of spats I used to have with my sister. Our parents would listen patiently to both sides, and at some point they’d tell us to be quiet and explain...

Israel’s bombing of Gaza – Sir Bob Russell calls on Cameron to recall Parliament

Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged to recall MPs for an emergency session of the House of Commons as the number of civilian deaths in Gaza continues to grow. Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester Sir Bob Russell – a member of the Defence Select Committee – has written to the Prime Minister to make […]

PS4 Isn't Just For Indies, Says Dev

There's been a lot of talk about the PlayStation 4 only being made for indies. That the wait for Sony's exclusives has opened the door for the platform to house nothing but indies all day long. In fact, the common name given to the system around the fanboy circles is ?IndieStation 4?. Click To Continue Reading

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