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    05/23/2017 3:46:46 AM PDT · by knarf · 11 replies
    The heart of FR America. ^ | May 23, 2017 | Joe Dan Gorman
    Joe Dan can use more than four of the offered topics on FR.
  • The poor neglected gifted child

    03/20/2014 8:33:23 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 89 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 16, 2014 | By Amy Crawford
    In a recent paper, Lubinski and his colleagues caught up with one cohort of 320 people now in their late 30s. At 12, their SAT math or verbal scores had placed them among the top one-100th of 1 percent. Today, many are CEOs, professors at top research universities, transplant surgeons, and successful novelists. That outcome sounds like exactly what you’d imagine should happen: Top young people grow into high-achieving adults. In the education world, the study has provided important new evidence that it really is possible to identify the kids who are likely to become exceptional achievers in the future,...
  • Obama hits back at Putin: ‘America is exceptional’

    09/24/2013 12:48:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/24/13 | Ben Wolfgang
    NEW YORK — Addressing the United Nations on Tuesday, President Obama shot back at his Russian counterpart and stated, in no uncertain terms, that America will continue to be a global leader. “The danger for the world is that the United States … may disengage, creating a vacuum of leadership that no other nation is ready to fill. I believe that would be a mistake,” Mr. Obama said. “I believe America must remain engaged for our own security. I believe the world is better for it. Some may disagree, but I believe that America is exceptional — in part because
  • White House Proclaims "Exceptional" Obama Deserves Credit For Any Syrian Deal

    09/12/2013 12:55:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/12/13 | Tyler Durden
    t will likely come as no surprise but the political one-up-manship continues as the Obama White House try to rescue themselves from a face-melting Putin Op-Ed... As Politico reports, WH press secretary Jay Carney stated: “If we were to see a situation unfold where Assad were to give up his chemical weapons to international supervision that would be an enormous accomplishment ... would be due to the decisions made by the Russian leadership but also the decisions made by the United States, by the president, to take the approach he has taken in response to the horrifying use of chemical...
  • Anita Perry, Rick's wife, now also organizing an Iowa Strike Force for him

    11/21/2011 10:17:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 19, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    Anita Perry, the 59-year-old wife of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, has been very actively campaigning for him on her own all fall. Now, she's taken on a new assignment. Mrs. Perry has launched an online drive to recruit hundreds of volunteers for what she calls the Perry Strike Force. This would consist of Perry fans who would travel to Iowa and work across the state Jan. 2-4, getting out Perry caucus-goers to the hundreds of meeting sites on the evening of Jan. 3. (Don't worry, the BCS Championship Game is not until Jan. 9 this time.) "With over 1,700...
  • ObamaCare, Then Amnesty, Then...

    04/04/2010 9:12:34 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 9 replies · 383+ views ^ | 04-05-10 | stolinsky
    President Obama admitted that he views America as exceptional only in the sense that people everywhere view their own nations as exceptional. But if all nations are exceptional, none is. And Obama is doing his best to bring that about. ObamaCare and amnesty are two milestones along the road to mediocrity − mediocrity marked by moral, economic and military weakness.
  • Pentagon Honors Exceptional Employers of Citizen-Servicemembers

    09/19/2008 4:47:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 135+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2008 – Fifteen employers accepted a Defense Department award last night for their exceptional financial and emotional support of National Guard and Reserve members on their payrolls. Thomas F. Hall, assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs; Air Force Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley, director of the Air National Guard; and David S.C. Chu, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, prepare to present the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award at the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve ceremony Sept. 18, 2008, in Washington, D.C. Defens Dept. photo by John J. Kruzel  (Click photo for...
  • Ancient 'Exceptional' Seal Found

    08/18/2006 11:04:12 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 980+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-17-2006
    Ancient 'exceptional' seal found The original owner of the seal matrix is unknown A medieval artefact found by two metal detector users in Shropshire may be bought by the county's museum service. The silver seal matrix - or mould - was found near Bayston Hill. Experts have been unable to identify the original owners of the seal, although it is thought to have belonged to an important family in Shropshire. After a treasure inquest held at Shrewsbury Magistrates Court, the seal matrix will go to the Treasure Valuations Committee for valuation. The three-piece, oval seal matrix has a centrally set...
  • CA: UC president's assistant got exceptional relocation deal

    03/31/2006 6:23:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 495+ views
    The University of California gave President Robert Dynes' office assistant a relocation and moving package usually reserved for top executives and faculty, according to a newspaper report. Eileen O'Callahan, who manages Dynes' schedule and correspondence among other duties, received a $520,000 low-interest housing loan and a 25-percent pay raise to $106,250 a year when she agreed to follow Dynes from the chancellor's office at UC San Diego, the San Francisco Chronicle said. The compensation package approved roughly three years ago also included a $26,563 relocation allowance that came on top of O'Callahan's reimbursed moving expenses, according to documents obtained by...
  • Marine gets ‘exceptional’ help from military program (Have Tissues)

    10/18/2005 4:32:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 453+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 11, 2005 | Lance Cpl. W. Zach Griffith
    CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan (Oct. 11, 2005) -- Last July, when the doctors diagnosed his wife with gastric cancer, all the other problems in Sgt. Devin Mitchell’s life no longer seemed to matter. His main concern immediately turned to the health of his wife, Hisano. In September, when the cancer got so bad that doctors had to remove Hisano’s stomach, life became even more complicated. She would now need daily shots and extensive check-ups with her doctors on Okinawa to try and keep her well. But just when life seemed to be getting back under control, orders for a permanent...