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Time Person of the Year 2012:

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- 1974 days ago -
"...they had well and truly captured the Higgs. ... they had nailed the particle that gives other fundamental particles their mass ... completed the so-called standard model of physics, the grand framework that ties together the universe's three great forces..."

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Lynn S (235)
Friday December 28, 2012, 9:54 pm
I am certainly not going to say that I understand all this, because I don't. I took a year of physics and other than seeing my grade 11 physics teacher come to class dressed as a 6 foot tall white rabbit to demonstrate white light and light polarisation, I don't remember a damn thing.

I do know however that this is a monumental accomplishment. Given that this is science and this team of 3,000 scientists is lead by a woman, I can just hear the guffaws from the science challenged Republican/Teabaggers.

Roger G (154)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 12:45 pm
noted, thanks !

Bob hardly here P (394)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 1:48 pm
thanks Lynn

Michael O (176)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:13 pm
Hats off to Barack Obama on being named Person of the Year, but I would have given it to Fabiola Gianotti if I had any say in the matter.

Suzanne L (99)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 8:49 pm
Thanks for posting Lynn. I read about Gianotti in a previous issue of Time. She is an amazing person and first-rate scientist. I am thrilled that she made "person of the year" for a whole lot of reasons.

Ro H (0)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 7:09 am

Christeen A (369)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 1:14 pm

Tanya W (65)
Monday December 31, 2012, 3:37 am

Jim P (3257)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 8:28 pm
TIME magazine finally got one right for a change for "Person of the Year".

Obama overcame the g o p rhetoric as a one term President fueled by the likes of Faux News
and the Congress led by g o p John Boener along with many others.

Fabiola Gianotti, spokesperson, of CERN and her native smarts and intuitive people skills had earned her a spot managing a team of 3,000 at the greatest research facility physicists have ever built. Fabiola is an extraordinary woman.

There are many who deserve Person of the Year.

TIME has named many on that list who should NOT have been named as Person of the Year.
Example given: George W. Bush.

Personally, I do not pay any attention to TIME magazine as it is not that good of a news magazine.
I just happen to see Person of the Year picture of Fabiola Gianotti of CERN and thought she had
won the honors.

Ty, Lynn.


Jim P (3257)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 8:40 pm
On the other side of the proverbial coin is PolitiFact Names Romney Ad "Lie of the Year".

PolitiFact, the Tampa Bay Times' Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking project, has named its Lie of the Year for 2012. The winner/loser? The Mitt Romney campaign's eleventh-hour attack ad in Ohio claiming that President Obama "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China."

Here' PolitiFact with the falsehood's origin:

It originated with a conservative blogger, who twisted an accurate news story into a falsehood. Then it picked up steam when the Drudge Report ran with it. Even though Jeep's parent company gave a quick and clear denial, Mitt Romney repeated it and his campaign turned it into a TV ad. And they stood by the claim, even as the media and the public expressed collective outrage against something so obviously false.
Romney would go on to lose the all-important Buckeye State by 3 points.*

Here's the ad:


While PolitiFact's staff deemed the campaign spot worthy of the no. 1 slot, the outlet's readers viewed it as only the third-biggest lie of a list of ten they had to choose from. Here were the top seven results from the reader survey: See the list in the link above.

Ty, Lynn.


Mike S (86)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 5:12 pm
Noted and thank you Lynn.

Elizabeth M (65)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 11:39 am
So happy for Gianotti who is a very deserving woman of this honor.
Thank you for sharing Lynn.

Jason S (50)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:57 pm
Good Posting, thanks
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