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In pictures: G8 summit body language (Day in the Life of President Bush Alert!)
BBC ^ | July 17, 2006 | Beeb

Posted on 07/17/2006 1:14:49 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent

Wouldnbprudent explains: This is a series of photos from the G8 conference with some "body language" expert telling you what they mean. Check it out!

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 07/17/2006 1:14:51 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent
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To: wouldntbprudent
The expert's final comment:

Bush is a lot more media-savvy than people give him credit for.

bwwwaaaahhhh!

2 posted on 07/17/2006 1:17:34 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: wouldntbprudent
The expert's final comment:

Bush is a lot more media-savvy than people give him credit for.

bwwwaaaahhhh!

3 posted on 07/17/2006 1:17:36 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: wouldntbprudent

Blair is looking very old of a sudden......


4 posted on 07/17/2006 1:18:22 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: wouldntbprudent

mouse fart --- how embarrassing!


5 posted on 07/17/2006 1:18:28 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: Red Badger

I was just going to google it---I thought I'd read somewhere that Blair has cancer?


6 posted on 07/17/2006 1:19:00 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: wouldntbprudent

ANYBODY WANNA SEE MY ELVIS IMPERSONATION?.........

7 posted on 07/17/2006 1:19:39 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: wouldntbprudent

Haven't heard that!.......


8 posted on 07/17/2006 1:20:09 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: wouldntbprudent

Clean your mouse, it has a dirty ball......


9 posted on 07/17/2006 1:20:48 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: Red Badger
Here's an article from 2003 about Tony's "punishing routine" ---

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=4523

10 posted on 07/17/2006 1:22:03 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: wouldntbprudent

Koizumi is quite happily on his way out, and doesn't appear to have a care in the world.


11 posted on 07/17/2006 1:22:35 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Red Badger
"You guys wanna see my blue suede shoes I got to match my suit?"


12 posted on 07/17/2006 1:23:48 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Red Badger
"Clean your mouse, it has a dirty ball......

How does a mouse manage to get only 1 ball...oh never mind.

13 posted on 07/17/2006 1:23:55 PM PDT by Eagles Talon IV
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To: Red Badger

Yep, I *knew* this was gonna be the first pic posted here! LOL

The Expert said this showed how the Japanese PM was "relaxed." My question is: with a haircut like that, how could you be anything other than relaxed?

I think this is a cross between that Iron Chef dude and The Flying Nun---but, hey, he's a great guy so I say, wear your hair anyway you want, man!


14 posted on 07/17/2006 1:23:58 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: SuzanneC; McGruff; Bahbah; Mo1; Peach; meema; leadpenny; StarFan

These pictures are more info on the G-8 than anything I've seen, and just precious of Bush and his Elvis loving friend.


15 posted on 07/17/2006 1:24:25 PM PDT by YaYa123
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To: wouldntbprudent

I love this guy. He's such a happy person. I'm sorry his term is over. He's a good friend to America.

16 posted on 07/17/2006 1:24:52 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (NEVER ARGUE WITH IDIOTS!!! THEY*LL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL AND BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE!!!!)
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To: Red Badger

"Wayzzu mahnu seyu, onry foozu roshu eenu."


17 posted on 07/17/2006 1:25:11 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: TexasCajun

IRON CHEF!!!!!!!

18 posted on 07/17/2006 1:25:34 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Red Badger

Well,n ow I can't find anything on it, so better drop it for now.


19 posted on 07/17/2006 1:26:00 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: wouldntbprudent

Anybody who idolizes Elvis can't be that bad.........at least he's not Ronery............


20 posted on 07/17/2006 1:26:53 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: Red Badger

Another caption to that photo:

Koizumi: "Okay... now stop me if you've heard this one...

There was a Japanese man who went to America for sightseeing.

On the last day, he hailed a cab and told the driver to drive to the airport.

During the journey, a Honda drove past the taxi. Thereupon, the man leaned out of the window excitedly and yelled, "Honda, very fast! Made in Japan!"

After a while, a Toyota sped past the taxi. Again, the Japanese man leaned out of the window and yelled, "Toyota, very fast! Made in Japan!"

And then a Mitsubishi sped past the taxi. For the third time, the Japanese leaned out of the window and yelled, "Mitsubishi, very fast! Made in Japan!"

The driver was a little angry, but he kept quiet. And this went on for quite a number of cars. Finally, the taxi came to the airport.

The fare was US$300. The Japanese exclaimed, "Wah... so expensive!"

There upon, the driver yelled back, "Meter, very fast! Made in Japan!"


21 posted on 07/17/2006 1:27:17 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: NRA2BFree
I love him too. I hope their next PM is a good as this one.
22 posted on 07/17/2006 1:28:12 PM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: RegulatorCountry

Does that come with fried rice?.........


23 posted on 07/17/2006 1:28:18 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: wouldntbprudent

I'll be Margaret Thatcher if you'll be Ronald Reagan!

24 posted on 07/17/2006 1:30:11 PM PDT by fishtank
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To: YaYa123

Yes, in this case especially, a picture is worth a thousand words!

I think Bush looks like he's the leader of the Free World! And darn proud of it, too!

Oh, and Syria should "stop that shiite" too.


25 posted on 07/17/2006 1:30:13 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: Red Badger

"Does that come with fried rice?"

LOL. Just my attempt at transliterating Koizumi's Elvis impersonation at Graceland.


26 posted on 07/17/2006 1:30:48 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: NRA2BFree

He is a good friend to America and I want to say thanks to him.


27 posted on 07/17/2006 1:31:08 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: fishtank

Golly, I can't wait to see what the moonbats have to say about that pic of Bush and Merkel hand in hand.


28 posted on 07/17/2006 1:32:23 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: wouldntbprudent; All

The pic with Angela Merkel is adorable. W is always the
focus of atttention. Media savvy, indeed.


29 posted on 07/17/2006 1:32:51 PM PDT by DCMB (Bless GWB and all our troops)
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To: Red Badger

>Blair is looking very old of a sudden.....<

Blair looks like he is in pain, definitely looks ill. I think the rest of the pictures were somewhat over-read.


30 posted on 07/17/2006 1:32:59 PM PDT by Paperdoll
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To: RegulatorCountry

Yeah, I know, but does it come with fried rice?..........


31 posted on 07/17/2006 1:33:02 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: CremeSaver
I love him too. I hope their next PM is a good as this one.

Me too, but it's doubtful he will be a singer of Elvis songs. That just makes this one more special. :o)

32 posted on 07/17/2006 1:33:06 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (NEVER ARGUE WITH IDIOTS!!! THEY*LL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL AND BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE!!!!)
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To: wouldntbprudent
Expert's view: Bush is showing willing - head back and turned, which is an awkward posture, to laugh with Chirac and Koizumi.

Weegee's view: Bush is in the power position as Chirac came to him.

33 posted on 07/17/2006 1:34:10 PM PDT by weegee (Seasons greetings and happy holidays this June-July!)
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To: wouldntbprudent

What a bunch of amateurish, biased, BS.


34 posted on 07/17/2006 1:34:45 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: DCMB

Merkel looks like she is on top of the world! It's great. And what I like about the photo is that it's strong---of both of them.

She looks like she's on top of the world, but would have no problem saying "Now, wait a minute, George" and he would stop and listen.


35 posted on 07/17/2006 1:34:49 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: wouldntbprudent

This is just silly crap.


36 posted on 07/17/2006 1:35:32 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Red Badger

Blair really did not look good in those pictures. Not old exactly, but very worried, almost grim. Either that, or in pain.

The one where he was walking very stiffly with the others seemed especially alarming.


37 posted on 07/17/2006 1:35:57 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Liberals aren't having so much fun now that the rabbit has the gun. --Ann Coulter)
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To: wouldntbprudent
Expert's view: Blair looks worried - vertical lines between the eybrows - while Koizumi and Chirac share a joke.

Weegee's view: The 'expert' failed to note that Chicarc is facing and talking with President Bush in the image. This is the "other side" of that image I posted above.

38 posted on 07/17/2006 1:36:14 PM PDT by weegee (Seasons greetings and happy holidays this June-July!)
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To: weegee

I agree with you, weegee (Bush is in the power position.)

Chiraq gets NO attention from Bush in this posture unless Bush decides to turn his way. And, as you can see, Bush only turned his head. Wasn't worth a full-body tilt! He kept oriented toward his real friend, the Japanese PM, while Chiraq obviously came up and interjected himself.


39 posted on 07/17/2006 1:36:44 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: Paperdoll

I saw him on C-Span yesterday and I thought he did not look healthy.


40 posted on 07/17/2006 1:36:51 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: NRA2BFree

Elvis is pretty universal, so here's hoping. Even is he isn't, I just hope the next PM is as much of a friend and ally as this Prime Minister is.


41 posted on 07/17/2006 1:37:41 PM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: for-q-clinton

But it's fun silly crap.

Feel free to make up your own mind about the pics---to me, they tell me more about the dynamic at the G8 than thousands of words printed in the LSM.


42 posted on 07/17/2006 1:37:56 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: wouldntbprudent

"See, the irony is that what we need to do is get you and Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this ****."
43 posted on 07/17/2006 1:38:38 PM PDT by Democracy In Iraq (When a soldier dies, a protester gloats, a family cries, an Iraqi votes)
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To: JustaCowgirl

I agree with you about Blair, especially as to how he apparently was walking. Not good.


44 posted on 07/17/2006 1:38:47 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: wouldntbprudent
From last picure: "Bush is a lot more media-savvy than people give him credit for"

Wow....these idiots are just now figuring this out???

My amatuer interpretation:

These pics are great because Bush looks large and in charge.......and other world leaders are wanting to be around him and want to be a part of whatever he is doing....no one wants to be left out!!!

45 posted on 07/17/2006 1:39:57 PM PDT by BossLady (SKYAGRA - Kim Jong Il's answer to ejectile dysfunction......)
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To: CremeSaver
Elvis is pretty universal, so here's hoping. Even is he isn't, I just hope the next PM is as much of a friend and ally as this Prime Minister is.

Agreed. We need all the friends we can get. :o)

46 posted on 07/17/2006 1:39:59 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (NEVER ARGUE WITH IDIOTS!!! THEY*LL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL AND BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE!!!!)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

BBC Expert's view: Blair looks bad in a lot of these pictures. The others are walking quite purposefully, but Blair is very stiff and erect, as if he has stopped - the others all look as if they are moving forward.

Weegee's view: Obviously Blair is NOT stationary, or else he would not be "next to" the other leaders. It is a selective editorial decision to run with a photo that has him out of step with the others. The 'expert' is using these words to draw an allusion to Blair politically.

Photograph someone walking down the sidewalk (consecutive images) and some will be better at conveying motion than others. Now work with multiple figures walking. You may like aspects of one image more than another. That is the secret. Sometimes it is best to "overshoot" coverage so that the editor has more photos to choose from.

This is a continuation of the type of jabs the press took at Bush running audio gaffes (when they heard the same speech delivered without flaw several times that week) or scowling images.

47 posted on 07/17/2006 1:42:19 PM PDT by weegee (Seasons greetings and happy holidays this June-July!)
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To: weegee

Also from the first vantage point, it does look as though Chirac came up and butted in. Bush did not even turn around toward him. Then you see Blair was there on the other side---as if Chirac came in and cut between Blair and Koizumi and Bush did not turn away, knowing Blair was still behind him.

IOW, Blair might be ticked that Chirac butted in.


48 posted on 07/17/2006 1:43:00 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: fishtank
Merkel family resemblance?

GREGG K. KAKESAKO / GKAKESAKO@STARBULLETIN.COM It was just after supper on Sept. 11, 2001, that Cmdr. Charles Merkel received notice of the terrorist attacks, and he and the USS Key West were ordered to go to the North Arabian Sea.


49 posted on 07/17/2006 1:43:35 PM PDT by fishtank
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To: BossLady
Yep, misunderestimation alert!

These pics are great because Bush looks large and in charge.......and other world leaders are wanting to be around him and want to be a part of whatever he is doing....no one wants to be left out!!!

Exactly. These pics tell me about all I need to know about how Bush is operating on the world stage.

50 posted on 07/17/2006 1:45:14 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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