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  • South Carolina Teacher Creates Gentlemans Club to Teach Young Students How to Be Gentlemen

    03/10/2016 9:41:00 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Feb 2016 | TRENT BAKER
    A South Carolina elementary teacher is working to help his young students learn how to act like gentlemen, according to a report by WSMV. Raymond Nelson of Memminger Elementary in Downtown Charleston hosts 60 kids every Wednesday at the Gentlemans Club, where the children are taught how to dress and act like gentlemen. He works with children who are at-risk children and came up with this idea to help the children. I was thinking maybe if I have the boys dress for success, said Nelson. When was the last time you saw someone fighting in a tuxedo? The clubs motto...
  • Hillary Battles Heckler on Bill's Rape Accusations: 'You Are Very Rude'

    01/04/2016 8:43:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/4/16 | Alex Griswold
    A Hillary Clinton rally in Derry, New Hampshire was interrupted by a heckler Sunday, who loudly asked questions about the women who had accused her husband Bill Clinton of rape and sexual assault. Republican state representative Katherine Prudhomme O'Brien twice stood up and interrupted Clinton's stump speech. The second time, Clinton shot back saying, "You are very rude, and I'm not going to ever call on you." The exact questions were not picked up by cameras, but O'Brien told reporters afterwards that she asked about Bill's accusers. "I asked her how in the world she can say that Juanita Broaddrick...
  • New guidelines on communal kitchen etiquette for the workplace

    10/04/2015 10:54:55 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 36 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | October 4, 2015 | David Wilkes
    Full title: Don't microwave sausage rolls - it'll upset other faiths! New guidelines on communal kitchen etiquette for the workplace are suggested It may seem an innocent enough act to warm up your sausage roll in the microwave during lunch hour. But think again, because doing so could seriously upset colleagues of certain faiths, new guidelines on the etiquette of using communal kitchens at work suggest. Similarly, it would also be advisable to avoid keeping bacon rolls in a fridge shared with people whose religious beliefs prohibit them from eating pork. [snip] The programme, commissioned by CoExist House, an interfaith...
  • The height of etiquette: Michelle Obama towers over Japanese emperor

    03/19/2015 8:24:12 AM PDT · by traumer · 155 replies
    Michelle Obama has had an awkward start to her visit to Japan as she was pictured towering over Emperor Akihito and stumbling as she tried to bow, shake his hand and curtsey at once. The First Lady, dressed in a florid combination of a blazer and skirt, dwarfed the Emperor in her silver stilettos, while he maintained his composure and smiled politely. She then squatted slightly while shaking his hand, seemingly trying to disguise the difference of height between them. Mrs Obama, who is 5ft 9in tall, also caused embarrassment earlier in the day when she grabbed Akie Abe, wife...
  • Funeral Foibles. How many Catholic funerals lack balance and do not teach clearly on the Last Things

    11/11/2013 2:26:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11/10/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I was recently asked by the Archdiocese of Washington to lead a workshop for catechists that focused on the catechetical teachings implicit in the funeral rites of the Church. At first, I was somewhat surprised at the request. It didnt strike me as the first sort of topic that one might speak about when speaking to catechists.But quickly, I warmed to the topic. I have long held that the way in which we conduct ourselves at funerals, in the manner of preaching and other visible attitudes, not only teaches poorly, but is often a countersign of biblical and Church teaching...
  • 1950s etiquette tips win teen $300K book deal

    10/30/2013 10:13:14 AM PDT · by Stoat · 85 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 30, 2013 | Kate Sheehy
    So much for Womens Lib. An eighth-grader took cues from a 1950s etiquette book touting white gloves and girdles in a quirky bid to be popular at school a couple years ago and now, shes laughing all the way to the bank. Teenager Maya Van Wagenen cleverly chronicled how she used tips from the decades-old Betty Cornells Teen-age Popularity Guide to gain an edge as a student new to Brownsville, Texas. She followed some of Cornells sage advice, which included the gloves, white pearls and girdles, as well as how to properly squeeze pimples, shave ones legs for summer...
  • Mass etiquette: Obey rubrics, be charitable (Catholic Caucus)

    09/14/2012 11:14:09 PM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 10 replies
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | 12 September 2012 | Nissa LaPoint
    Mass etiquette: Obey rubrics, be charitable By Nissa LaPoint Its likely a familiar scene to Mass-goers. Across the pew, one man strikes his breast to the words of the Penitential Act while a tardy couple with a baby apologetically stumbles past him. The majority prays on bended knees, but at the consecration, one woman slips out to answer a vibrating Blackberry. One sniffling parishioner clasps hands with another during the Lords Prayer. Others pray with folded hands. Many Catholic faithful have fallen victim to and grappled with such liturgical conundrums and church faux pas. As the one-year anniversary of the...
  • Giant American Flag Spotted Laying on the Ground Before Obama University Event

    09/08/2012 8:46:46 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Posted on September 7, 2012 at 4:39am | Benny Johnson
    Full Title: Giant American Flag Spotted Laying on the Ground Before Obama University Event [Update: School Apologizes, Removes Picture, Then Backtracks] Today, President Obama is slated to travel to the University of Iowa to campaign in the crucial battleground state. The Obama campaigns advance team has been making preparations for the presidents appearance since Monday, sources at the university tell TheBlaze. But no one was prepared for the photo that was taken at the Obama speaking location as the Democratic National Convention wrapped up in Charlotte, N.C. The photo is of the preparation for the presidents speech on the quad...
  • Ignorant of Ramadan Etiquette? Heres Help at Hand

    07/14/2012 8:35:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, July 14, 2012
    Free Ramadan etiquette workshops to educate western and non-Arab expats in the UAEThe holy month of Ramadan marks a time of reflection, humility and fasting from sunrise to sunset for billions of Muslims around the world each year. For Muslims, Ramadan is the holiest month of the year. It is a month for spiritual reflection, prayer, spending time with family and friends, as well as doing good deeds and being charitable. For non-Muslims in the UAE and other Muslim countries, the 30 days of fasting falling into the month of July and August this year will be about respecting local...
  • Kim Komando: 10 Commandments For Mobile Manners

    07/14/2012 11:13:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    The Kim Komando Show ^ | July 14, 2012 | Kim Komando
    1. Thou shalt give top priority to those who are with you. Listen intently when you are with friends, family members and coworkers. When you constantly check messages, you send the message that other people and things are more important to you.
  • Put Your Phone Down [Music Video]

    03/02/2012 9:24:30 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 2, 2012 | FogAndSmog Films
    Hilarious music video about self-absorbed phone zombies in public.WATCH: PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN
  • Brooklyn Hasid charged with felony hate crime after attacking 'f---ing Arabs' living next door

    06/28/2011 11:44:48 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 62 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, June 28th 2011 | Rocco Parascandola, Kerry Burke and Bill Hutchinson
    A boozy Brooklyn man was hit with hate crime charges Sunday for pouring beer on a newlywed neighbor, calling her an "Arab terrorist" and pummeling her husband, police sources said. Following the seemingly unprovoked attack Saturday night in Mill Basin, Simchon Schwartz, 46, hid in a local synagogue and tried to fight off cops when they came to arrest him, sources said. The Hasid even kicked out a window of a police cruiser as he sat inside, whining that "the cuffs are too tight," a source said. "F---ing Arabs! F---ing terrorists!" Schwartz screamed when he grabbed his neighbor, Selda Turan,...
  • How to Address Priests and Religious: Titles and Signs of Respect [Ecumenical]

    05/02/2011 9:43:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies ^ | 2002 | Marian Therese Horvat, Ph.D
    How to Address Priests and Religious:Titles and Signs of Respect Marian Therese Horvat, Ph.DIn times past every Catholic used to know some of the simple rules that have been set aside from disuse. The general protocol was taught by sisters in grade school, but more often was learned as in osmosis from everyday practice. No one dreamed of calling Father OReilly by the nickname Bill, or, addressing Sister Margaret Mary as Maggie.Everyone knew you rose as a sign of respect when a priest or religious entered the room. Speaking before a gathering that included clergy or religious, a Catholic...
  • Discovering Hats, a New Generation Brims With Anxiety Over Etiquette

    08/11/2010 11:46:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 70 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8-11-10 | RAY A. SMITH
    Old Rules Flummox Young Hipsters; 'I'm Wearing an $80 Fedora!' Hector Ramirez sort of knows, from watching old movies, that men are supposed to take off their hats when indoors. But the 19-year-old Brown University student wears fedoras in classwith jeansanyway. "If I'm wearing a hat and it's part of my look, I don't think I should have to take it off," he says. On a recent trip to New York, an usher at a church had to remind him to take off his fedora. "I was wearing it all day and I guess I kind of just forgot I...
  • NBC Nightly News Shows American Flag On Floor At WH Obama/Sarkozy Meeting

    03/30/2010 6:41:22 PM PDT · by SierraWasp · 106 replies · 5,984+ views
    Vanity | self
    Less than an hour ago, while watching the NBC nitely news covering the French President's visit to our whitehouse, they had a camera angle directly between Obama and Sarkozy to three flags on stands in the distance. The AMERICAN FLAG was hanging down so low it was touching the floor so plainly that one could see the bottom 4 to 6 inches were deflected by the floor in plain sight!!! Did anyone else see or capture this disgusting display of disrespect "as seen on TV"??? I sure hope so and I hope a big huge stink is made about it....
  • Etiquette Arising, Combating the Coarsening of Culture

    03/14/2010 7:46:19 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 29 replies · 921+ views
    CDS ^ | 3/12/2010 | Chuck Colson
    Can something as simple as good manners help to stem the coarsening of our culture? Yes! Cord Ivanyi, a Latin teacher at a Phoenix high school, was tired seeing the boys in his class subject the girls to vulgar words and behavior. The behavior was disrespectful, and disrupting to his classes. So Ivanyi decided to give the boys an example in chivalry. When a girl got up to go to the restroom, Ivanyi stood as a sign of respect. When she came back to class, Ivanyi held the door for her. [...] Christians need to resist the slide into vulgarity...
  • Teacher Emphasizes Old-Fashioned Etiquette

    02/21/2010 7:45:01 AM PST · by AlanD · 42 replies · 1,182+ views
    In addition to the three Rs, boys at one Arizona public high school have spent the past year learning to open doors for girls, pull out chairs for their female classmates and stand when a girl enters a room. Incorporating etiquette lessons into the classroom was the brainchild of Cord Ivanyi, a Latin teacher at Gilbert Classical Academy, a public college prep school 30 miles east of Phoenix. Courtesy of Cord Ivanyi Male students in Cord Ivanyis Latin class at Gilbert Classical Academy high school have learned such etiquette techniques as seating the girls at their desks. I teach old-fashioned...
  • Who Invited the Dog?

    11/26/2009 8:22:58 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 1,115+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 13, 2007 | JOYCE WADLER and ABBY AGUIRRE
    IT was a dark and stormy night actually four stormy nights when Jayme Otto, 31, and her husband, Ryan Otto, 33, drove 1,200 miles from their home in Boulder,Colo., to her parents house in Cleveland for Christmas. We traveled all this way to bring our yellow Labrador, Cody Bear, home to spend time with his grandparents, Ms. Otto said, grandparents being dog-person-speak for her parents. Besides wanting Cody Bear to participate in his favorite yearly activity of unwrapping gifts and destroying all the boxes, as Ms. Otto put it, they wanted the dog to meet her brothers fiance....
  • Welcome to the ICBE

    10/18/2009 6:59:24 AM PDT · by em2vn · 2 replies · 372+ views
    Our mission here at the International Center for Bathroom Etiquette is to improve the bathroom going experience for everyone by educating people about proper bathroom etiquette. Every day across the world millions of people are unsatisfied with the way their trip to the bathroom turned out, and we believe that it doesnt have to be that way.
  • Dont post that! - networking etiquette emerges

    09/07/2009 4:29:50 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 30 replies · 1,454+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 09/07/09 | AP unknown author
    Stephanie Kahn wanted to bask in her engagement for a few hours before diving into the task of calling aunts, uncles and good friends with the big news. And even before she could call them, she had a surprise party to attend, one that her fiance had set up for their parents and her "closest group of girlfriends." That party was when Kahn lost control of her news. Some of the guests took photos and were "uploading them on Facebook before I could even post anything," Kahn said from Smyrna, Ga., where she lives. "Of course the next morning I...
  • W.H. Makes CEOs Pay For Lunch

    07/31/2009 7:29:54 AM PDT · by edpc · 55 replies · 1,715+ views
    Politico ^ | 31 July 2009 | Eamon Javers
    Four of the most powerful business leaders in America arrived at the White House one day last month for lunch with President Barack Obama, sitting down in his private dining room just steps from the Oval Office. But even for powerful CEOs, theres no such thing as a free lunch: White House staffers collected credit card numbers for each executive and carefully billed them for the cost of the meal with the president. The White House defended the unusual move as a way to avoid conflicts of interest. But the Bush administration didnt charge presidential guests for meals, one former...
  • Word for the Day, May 4, 2009-- objurgate

    05/04/2009 6:00:08 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 139 replies · 1,891+ views
    free rice | 5/4/09 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 5/4/09 In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". objurgate to reproach or denounce vehemently; upbraid harshly; berate sharply. Other forms: ob'jur·ga'tion n., ob·jur'ga·to'ri·ly (ŏb-jûr'gə-tôr'ə-lē, -tōr'-) adv., ob·jur'ga·to'ry (-tôr'ē, -tōr'ē) adj. Etymology: 1610–20; < L objūrgātus, ptp. of objūrgāre to rebuke, equiv. to ob- ob- + jūrgāre, jurigāre to rebuke, equiv. to jūr- (s. of jūs) law + -ig-, comb. form of agere to drive, do + -ātus -ate 1 Rules: Everyone must leave a post using...
  • Does anyone care what the "source" is?

    04/12/2009 10:19:35 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 140 replies · 3,592+ views
    I'm just curious. Does it matter that to anyone that I don't fill in the "source" part of posts? Is it not enough that I give the URL? Does anyone except pissant give a damn? Get off my back, pissant! Just trying to do my part to save conservatism and fight Obamunism. Your pettiness about formatting gives this whole site a bad name. Not trying to start a fight; but get over yourself with the "proper posting" crap already!
  • Obamas to Meet the Queen Today; Rules of Etiquette for Meeting the Queen - Video 4/1/09

    04/01/2009 4:50:31 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 45 replies · 1,413+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 1, 2009 | BrianinMO
    President and Mrs. Obama will meet the Queen of England later today. This video talks about the etiquette rules they are supposed to follow when meeting the Queen. There are an awful lot of "do's and don'ts." Should be interesting to see if they get it all right. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Sex on the Beach No Excuse for Jihad

    11/14/2008 2:46:48 PM PST · by AJKauf · 27 replies · 1,248+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 13, 2008 | Mary Jackson
    They belch, vomit, copulate, litter, and barge their way through public spaces, dressed like hookers and louts, defying the police without shame or modesty. British expatriates are some of the worst: overpaid, oversexed, and all over the place. This is how Minette Marrin, writing in the Times, describes the British abroad, and with some justification. Marrin is responding to the case of well-heeled expatriates Michelle Palmer, 36, and Vince Acors, 34, who had drunken sex on a beach in Dubai and insulted a policeman who tried to caution them. The couple or rather copulating pair, for they had only...
  • How the PC brigade are killing off chivalry

    10/11/2008 4:57:04 PM PDT · by CE2949BB · 32 replies · 657+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 16th September 2008 | Liz Thomas
    These days, it's difficult for a gentleman to know whether holding a door for a lady is a polite gesture...or a real insult.
  • Korea: Don't laugh at Dear Leader, SKorean athletes warned

    08/21/2008 6:09:44 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 1,195+ views
    AFP ^ | 08/20/08
    Don't laugh at Dear Leader, SKorean athletes warned Wed Aug 20, 4:14 AM ET South Korean Olympic athletes have been given detailed guidelines to avoid friction with their North Korean counterparts in Beijing, officials said Wednesday. Contestants should not point or laugh at badges or portraits depicting North Korea's "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-Il or his late father Kim Il-Sung, the (South) Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) says in a handbook. "Refrain from pointing, touching or laughing at badges, portraits and remarks idolising the father and son," the booklet advises. Athletes should also avoid using names like "South Korea" and "North Korea"...
  • What Is Best Society?

    06/14/2008 10:30:14 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 6 replies · 63+ views ^ | 1922 | Emily Post
    Etiquette must, if it is to be of more than trifling use, include ethics as well as manners. Certainly what one is, is of far greater importance than what one appears to be. A knowledge of etiquette is of course essential to ones decent behavior, just as clothing is essential to ones decent appearance; and precisely as one wears the latter without being self-conscious of having on shoes and perhaps gloves, one who has good manners is equally unself-conscious in the observance of etiquette, the precepts of which must be so thoroughly absorbed as to make their observance a matter...
  • Carving the turkey like a 1791 gentleman

    12/25/2007 5:30:48 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 31 replies · 200+ views
    Telegraph.Co.UK ^ | 24/12/2007 | Nick Britten
    For anyone who finds the very prospect of carving a turkey tomorrow brings them out in a sweat, help is at hand. A 200-year-old book has recently been discovered detailing the traumas faced by the head of the table when preparing and carving the bird, and giving crucial advice on how to get it right and impress your guests. It says manners and etiquette are vital, and the ability to carve with "ease and grace" gains great respect among fellow diners. advertisementOn no account must the carver stand up while doing the deed, but must always have a chair high...
  • It's Best To Ignore Strangers Who Shout Their Prejudices (Miss Manners Responds to Liberal Whiner)

    11/09/2007 7:10:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 66 replies · 96+ views ^ | November 8, 2007 | Judith Martin | Miss Manners
    MISS MANNERS It's best to ignore strangers who shout their prejudices Judith Martin Miss Manners November 8, 2007 Dear Miss Manners: This evening I found myself waiting in line with two young men who proceeded loudly to proclaim at least five different countries they would like to bomb, and advocated reintroducing the draft so that everyone else would have to share their "sacrifice." They then loudly branded several political figures they disapproved of with a crude word. I bit my tongue and waited quietly. Then the people in front of me joined in and, incredibly, they all complained about how...
  • 'Do as Hillary Did' Sends Wrong Message

    09/16/2007 5:29:36 PM PDT · by jdm · 10 replies · 586+ views
    Chosun ^ | September 16, 2007 | Pak Sunny
    "I could hardly breathe. I was gulping for air. I wanted to wring his neck." So writes Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Senator and former First Lady, in her autobiography "Living History." This particular passage recounts the bitter moment when her husband, then president Bill Clinton, confessed to her his relationship with Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern. Hillary's public retelling of her reaction came a full five years after the 1998 incident. During that time Hillary stood by her husband, famously reaffirming her love for him as he endured impeachment proceedings in the wake of the Lewinsky scandal. Motivated in...
  • Stop adding your comments to the title thread (Shrillary Vanity Alert!!)

    03/31/2007 6:52:09 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies · 709+ views
    What part of "Body of Comment" underneath the "Body of Thread" when you're posting an article don't you understand? How many times have I logged onto FR and see the main page, only to be greeted with threads such as "Democrats challenge Bush on Iraq" (Thanks again cut-and-run conservatives!) or "Giuliani addresses crowd in California" (GO RUDY! THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN BEAT HILLARY!)? Isn't it annoying? (Expected FReeper responses: "Then don't click on the threads then moron!" or the "Aw Geez, not this s--t again picture.") OFFICIAL USE OF PARENTHESIS IN THREAD TITLE ETIQUETTE (1) Location. Listing the...
  • Mind your P's and Q's and teas (Dave Barry)

    03/11/2007 11:07:48 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 593+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Dave Barry
    Mind your P's and Q's and teas BY DAVE BARRY (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published Feb. 15, 1998.) Recently, I took part in a High Tea, which is a ritualistic British type of light meal involving a large quantity of etiquette. Generally, I do not get involved with any level of tea, even Low Tea. Generally, when I am in the market for an afternoon beverage ritual, the one I select is Cold Beer. But in this case I had High Tea, because I was invited by famous etiquette expert Marjabelle Young Stewart, who is on a...
  • "Stop Laughing. Its Not Funny!" (Joseph Farah Slams Cultural Obscenity Alert)

    12/03/2006 11:23:23 PM PST · by goldstategop · 69 replies · 2,818+ views ^ | 12/04/2006 | Joseph Farah
    "Stop laughing. It's not funny." Those were the solemn words of Jerry Seinfeld during his visit with David Letterman in his effort to rehabilitate the image of his co-star, Michael Richards, aka "Kramer." Richards, as you know, flipped out at an L.A. comedy club and began screaming racial epithets at some black patrons. It was an ugly scene captured on video, and the actor has been apologizing ever since doing his public penance for a truly shameful exhibition. Watch 'Kramer' grovel on Letterman show The "act" has ignited a national debate on the use of the "N-word." But, having...
  • Patriot Day, 2005 A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

    09/10/2006 4:11:25 PM PDT · by Issaquahking · 9 replies · 821+ views
    For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary ^ | September 9, 2005 | President of the United States of America
    Four years have passed since our country was brutally attacked on a quiet September morning. On that day, thousands of innocent lives were taken from us. The victims and the families who lost loved ones remain in the hearts and prayers of our Nation. We also remember the courage of the firefighters, police officers, emergency rescue personnel, and scores of private citizens who showed us the true meaning of heroism and demonstrated our resolve to the world. The mission that began on September 11, 2001, continues. Today, we see the virtue of the September 11th heroes embodied in our military...
  • MODERN MANNERS (Offering a Woman a Seat Is 'Creepy,' According to GQ)

    08/18/2006 1:45:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 418 replies · 7,295+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 18, 2006 | Liz Smith
    'WOMEN ARE equals now. They can fend for themselves. To offer a perfectly healthy woman a seat simply because she is a woman, however well-intentioned, is creepy. At best, she'll think you're from another country; at worst she'll feel old, or overweight enough to be perceived as pregnant." And that is a lesson in modern manners, according to the new issue of GQ (with Clive Owen on the cover). Glenn O'Brien and other GQ scribes weigh in on e-mails, cellphones, gym etiquette, dressing for travel, how to handle chatty seatmates, sleeping with your friend's ex, online dating, wedding gifts and...
  • No Brats Allowed!

    08/15/2006 6:24:16 AM PDT · by steve-b · 523 replies · 10,801+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/15/06 | Victoria Clayton
    For Cindy Nooney's 3-year-old twin boys, playing with the Thomas the Train set at their local bookstore in Southern California is a major thrill. Jack and Sam push Thomas, Arthur and friends down the track, they run around the table, jump up and down and, of course, they squeeeaal. Nooney expects as much in the children's section of the store. But on a recent afternoon, she was surprised by an employee who confronted her, calling her darling Jack a tyrant. "He was a little loud but this is a children's section," says Nooney. "They run a noisy, cavernous bookstore...
  • Common Sense Flag Etiquette

    06/14/2006 2:02:56 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 69 replies · 1,066+ views
    I have studied the U.S. Flag code for many years but the code itself is not complete and there is much room for interpretation and misunderstanding including which law enforcement agency is responsible for enforcing the U.S. Statues protecting the Flag.
  • How to post a thread and other interesting facts, part II. (Welcome Newbies)

    04/07/2006 2:12:34 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 106 replies · 13,646+ views
    April 7, 2006 | Olive
    Hi everyone, it's been awhile since we had a refresher course on the posting guidelines. We've had a lot of newbies sign up. Welcome Aboard! The more the merrier! And it doesn't hurt you longtimes to re-read this. As always, we're here to help. Ask questions, we'll do our best to answer. Are you ready maggot? SEARCH If it's a breaking news topic, check breaking news first, it's probably already posted. Check the breaking news sidebar first. Don't try to be the first one with the story, you've already been beaten by about eight threads. To avoid duplicate posts, please...
  • You and your iPod are just rude

    05/20/2006 6:46:11 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 19 replies · 428+ views
    SP Times ^ | May 20, 2006 | NAHAL TOOSI, AP (sic)
    You and your iPod are just rude By NAHAL TOOSI, Associated Press Published May 20, 2006 The "Podheads'' are everywhere . . . in the mall, at the beach, in Starbucks. As the iPod phenomenon has grown (more than 50-million sold), we need to lay down the etiquette rules. * Take both earbuds off when we're having a conversation. This is about as basic as it gets. Paying partial attention to someone who's talking to you is about as good as paying no attention at all. * If people are tapping their feet along to your music, IT'S TOO LOUD!...
  • New York Leads Politeness Trend? Get Outta Here!

    04/15/2006 5:17:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 618+ views
    New Yorkers are known to throw things onto the field at Yankee Stadium when the Red Sox are in town. At times they boo their own mayor at parades. Some refuse to surrender their seats to pregnant women on the subway, while others cut in line and never apologize. But somehow a city whose residents have long been scorned for their churlish behavior is now being praised for adopting rules and laws that govern personal conduct, making New York an unlikely model for legislating courtesy and decorum. From tighter restrictions on sports fans and car alarms to a new $50...
  • New paint blocks out cell phone signals

    03/01/2006 6:32:02 PM PST · by Vermonter · 105 replies · 2,044+ views
    UPI via Drudge ^ | 3/1/2006 | None provided
    New paint blocks out cell phone signals ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 1 (UPI) -- A Rochester, N.Y., company has developed paint that can switch between blocking cell phone signals and allowing them through. "You could use this in a concert hall, allowing cell phones to work before the concert and during breaks, but shutting them down during the performance," said Michael Riedlinger, president of NaturalNano. Using nanotechnology, particles of copper are inserted into nanotubes, which are ultra-tiny tubes that occur naturally in halloysite clay mined in Utah. Combined with a radio-filtering device that collects phone signals from outside a shielded space,...
  • Arrested for asking for quiet in cinema

    02/11/2006 9:05:58 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 119 replies · 3,457+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | February 11, 2006 | NICK PAPPS
    AN Australian tourist has been charged with assault after telling a Texas woman to stop talking on her mobile phone at the movies. Pauline Clayton was enjoying a matinee screening of Brokeback Mountain in a Texas cinema when her day suddenly turned ugly. The former Sunshine Coast councillor said about halfway through the movie, a mobile phone started ringing nearby, a woman answered it and started talking. "I put one finger up to my mouth to shoosh her," Ms Clayton said. "She ignored me - I then leaned across and touched her with three or four fingers on the top...
  • Theater owners want cell phones blocked

    12/18/2005 7:27:25 AM PST · by Kjobs · 446 replies · 4,650+ views
    UPI ^ | Dec. 17, 2005 | UPI
    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The National Association of Theater Owners wants the Federal Communications Commission to allow the blocking of cell phone signals in theaters. John Fithian, the president of the trade organization, told the Los Angeles Times theater owners "have to block rude behavior" as the industry tries to come up with ways to bring people back to the cinemas. Fithian said his group would petition the FCC for permission to block cell phone signals within movie theaters. Some theaters already have no cell phone policies and ask moviegoers to check their phones at the door,...
  • Police: Teens Burned Rainbow Flag

    10/12/2005 5:29:05 AM PDT · by Abathar · 158 replies · 3,665+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | October 12, 2005 | AP
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Two teenagers stole and burned a rainbow-colored American flag representing gays and lesbians that was displayed outside a store, police said. The 17-year-old boys took the flag from outside of David Wade's culinary supply store, called Inner Chef, according to Bloomington police. Wade said the flag, called the "New Glory," shows that all Americans are welcome at his business. A witness saw the boys take the flag and took a picture of their license plate with a cell phone camera. Police later tracked the plate and questioned the boys, who said they burned the flag because they...
  • American companies find manners still matter

    06/28/2005 12:16:13 PM PDT · by phoenix_004 · 59 replies · 1,381+ views
    AP ^ | Jun 28, 2005 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    Business etiquette coach Barbara Pachter likes to tell the story of a financial executive who, dining with a potential client, licked his knife clean at the end of the meal. "It was a $30 million dollar lick," she said at a recent etiquette seminar in Goshen, New York, referring to the value of the deal the executive lost by offending the potential customer. Businesses are turning to etiquette training to boost their bottom line, according to the coaches who train employees on everything from shaking hands to buttering bread. Simply put, better-behaved employees are more valuable than brutish oafs, they...
  • Tiger Woods In Deep Doo-Doo

    06/17/2005 12:33:03 PM PDT · by an amused spectator · 99 replies · 2,109+ views
    The US Open | June 17, 2005 | aas
    Tiger Woods was playing No. 9 at Pinehurst, a 175-yard par 3. He hit his tee shot short, on the fringe. Putting through the fringe, he rolled his birdie attempt well past the hole. On his 12 to 15 foot par putt, he missed. He then DRAGGED his putter blade 5 feet down his line toward the hole, ragging the grass noticeably. After retrieving his ball, he made a half-hearted attempt to smooth the green, but the ruffling was still visible.
  • No national reaction to nose-blowing (Norway)

    03/03/2005 12:43:43 PM PST · by franksolich · 8 replies · 478+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | March 3, 2005 | Robert Veiaker Johansen
    No national reaction to nose-blowingNorway's national soccer coach ge Hareide has no intention of dropping controversial striker John Carew, who is now the focus of an investigation in Turkey, accused of blowing his nose on an opposing player.Carew has admitted to blowing, but not aiming. He has also claimed that photographs of the incident are manipulated, and display an unnatural amount of material being expelled toward an opponent, 19-year-old Turk Aytar Ac.Crew, currently at top Turkish club Besiktas, faces punitive action from the football federation there, where the incident has become a full-blown scandal.For the time being Norwegian football officials...
  • Funeral organist, 88, helps soothe bereaved (Talks about the decline of etiquette at funerals)

    02/28/2005 6:37:24 PM PST · by Columbus Dawg · 4 replies · 530+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | February 28, 2005 | Mike Harden
    Funeral organist Isabel Ball, who usually plays Rock of Ages without percussion, was understandably surprised by the unexpected accompaniment of gunfire. After the smoke and the shooter had departed, Ball said her boss, Jerry Spears Jr., told her: "Isabel, if that ever happens again, you get down under the organ." "If theres trouble, its going to come out then," the 88-year-old Valleyview organist said of final rites. Funerals often witness a convergence of grudges and guilt that spill out in the midst of keening and grief. "Theyve had to call the police to separate the family. They will fight right...
  • "FREEper" versus "Free Republican"

    02/28/2005 2:39:51 PM PST · by franksolich · 20 replies · 766+ views
    self | February 28, 2005 | shameless shameless vanity
    I just got an e-mail from a long-time member of Free Republic, gently chiding me for using the term "Free Republican" rather than the term 'FREEper.' No particular argument with anybody, but I am wondering why the slang term is acceptable, and the formal term is not. Of course, there are Free Republicans who are not members of the Republican Party (for the record, I am one of the most fervent members of the Republican Party one can hope to meet), but one generally assumes most on Free Republic make the distinction--that a Republican (a member of that political party)...