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  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    01/06/2017 4:21:06 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 47 replies
       I love cuddling.......technology  Dun...dun.......dun..dun.....dun..dun....dun..dun.....dun...dun....da..da..da....  But I LOVE you!  That's harsh   Not feeling the love  Cats, be like...
  • Dogs Hate Hugs, Study Suggests

    04/26/2016 4:26:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 89 replies
    If you love your dogs, you should hug them, right? Wrong. In an article published in Psychology Today, psychology professor and neuropsychological researcher Stanley Coren argues that most dogs are actually stressed out by hugs. The study analyzed 250 Internet photos of people hugging their dogs, scanning for for known signs of anxiety in the dog, including turning their head away, showing the whites of the eyes and slicked back ears. Coren's data revealed that 82 percent of dogs in the photos showed at least one of those signs of stress. About 8 percent of dogs seemed happy with the...
  • John Kasich brought to tears in a touching moment with a supporter

    02/18/2016 2:23:03 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 46 replies
    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich was brought to tears during a rally in Clemson, South Carolina, on Thursday after a supporter revealed his emotional story and his admiration for the candidate.
  • Help honor the "Hug Lady" who cared for our troops (FReep a Petition!)

    12/26/2015 12:25:20 PM PST · by Marie · 6 replies
    Change.org ^ | Nov, 2015 | Jeffrey Wolf
    This is a petition to honor Miss Elizabeth (the Fort Hood Hug Lady) by posthumously renaming the Fort Hood Deployment center the Elizabeth Laird Deployment Center. Miss Elizabeth has doled out more than half a million hugs to soldiers leaving and coming home from Ft. Hood. She's touched so many lives. For some, her's was the last hug that they had on this earth. For others, her's was the first good thing that happened to them when they got home. She was there days, nights, weekends, holidays... rain or shine, Miss Elizabeth was there for our troops. And she did...
  • Netanyahu hugs black Jewish soldier who was assaulted by Israeli police officers sparking riots

    05/04/2015 10:18:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/4/15 | Associated Press and Tim Macfarlan For Mailonline
    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met with the Ethiopian Jewish soldier whose beating by two police officers, captured on CCTV, sparked days of violent unrest fuelled by decades of repression suffered by the minority community. Netanyahu met Israeli soldier Damas Pakada a day after thousands demonstrators, who saw the footage as evidence of police racism and brutality, clashed violently with officers on the streets of Tel Aviv. In a tweet on the prime minister's Twitter account accompanying a picture of himself and Mr Pakada embracing, Netanyahu wrote: 'I was shocked by the pictures. We cannot accept it, we will...
  • Cuddling Biz Expected To Grow For Holidays

    11/26/2014 8:14:43 AM PST · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    kmjnow.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Unknown
    Nine months after opening, the Cuddle Connection is now in a different location and the client list is in the hundreds. Kelly Peterson is proving the human touch is powerful, even if it comes from a stranger. “It’s been an amazing journey,” she said. Peterson is a professional cuddler, and since her business opened in Roseville in March, there has been no shortage of clients looking for a cuddle. “It continues to grow the phone is ringing with new client requests everyday,” she said. She says many of her clients keep coming back for a warm embrace, and even travel...
  • Attorney General Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury probes Michael Brown shooting

    08/21/2014 6:20:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | Meg Wagner , Corky Siemaszko
    Attorney General Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury probes Michael Brown shooting; demonstrators detained in NYC WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE IN VIDEO: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke with students near the strife-filled Missouri town, and also talked with police boss state Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson — even as one law officer brought in from out of town was videotaped threatening protesters. In New York, demonstrators took to the streets early Thursday. BY Meg Wagner , Corky Siemaszko NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 3:50 AM Declaring “change is coming,” the nation’s top law enforcement officer arrived...
  • Hug Your Cat Day is Wednesday, June 4!

    06/04/2014 4:25:32 AM PDT · by Gefn · 44 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | June 3, 2014 | Jack Phillips
    Hug your cat is one of those seeming pleasing straightforward holidays. Quite simply, it's a day which cat owners everywhere are encouraged to hug their cats.
  • USDA to Grandparents: Read Government Bedtime Stories to Encourage Healthy Eating

    03/31/2014 2:37:08 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 31, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is giving advice to grandparents on how they can get their grandkids to eat healthier, including instructions to give them “hugs” instead of treats, and read government bedtime stories.
  • Today is National Hug Your Cat Day

    06/04/2013 7:50:22 AM PDT · by Gefn · 94 replies
    Examiner ^ | June 4, 2013 | Joseph Kaborsky
    Millions of pet lovers currently have a cat or have owned a cat at some time in their lives. In fact cats are the second most popular pets in America, second only to mans best friend, the dog.
  • Happy Birthday fatima!!

    03/04/2011 8:48:46 PM PST · by Brad’s Gramma · 133 replies
    Top Secret | March 4, 2011 | No One
    Happy Birthday fatima!!!
  • How to Give the Perfect Man Hug

    07/28/2010 3:39:43 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 35 replies · 4+ views
    Reflections of a Paralytic ^ | 7-23-10 | Chelsea Zimmerman
    Ha! After this week’s post on manliness, I just couldn’t resist sharing this one. I found it via Joe Carter’s First Things post "50 Things a Man Should Be Able To Do Enjoy": How to give the perfect man hug from Charles Clayton on Vimeo.Narrator: “The modern world is a complex place for many men.” So true. There is no doubt, our society is very sexually confused. Related: What it Really Means to Be a Man
  • Obama hugs Crist tighter, may abandon Kendrick Meek

    05/10/2010 9:50:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 717+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 5/10/10 | David Freddoso
    A group of Florida Democrats have been urging the White House to abandon their own Senate candidate, Rep. Kendrick Meek, in all but name. And they appear to have succeeded. The Wall Street Journal reports that President Obama is seriously considering offering only half-hearted support to his party’s nominee, the only serious black candidate for Senate in the United States this year, so as to help Republican-turned-Independent candidate Gov. Charlie Crist win the seat.
  • Inside VIDEO of a MOSSAD ceremony in 2009

    02/15/2010 12:29:20 PM PST · by drzz · 9 replies · 331+ views
    www.drzz.info ^ | 02/15 2010 | drzz
    Inside video of a ceremony organized by the Israeli intelligence community on July 1st, 2009, to celebrate an agent having conducted undercover activities in Morocco in the 60s. With the presence of Ephraim Halevy, former head of the Mossad (1998-2002) and the current deputy director of the Mossad, whose identity is classified. Classified identities have been masked in the video. The film has been authorized for publication to the author of this post by the Israeli Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center. Note that the comment of the article is in French but THE VIDEO IS IN ENGLISH. Enjoy.
  • Suddenly, Europe looks pretty smart to Americans-(Zdrastvuyte Tovarish Comrade )

    10/20/2008 8:58:56 PM PDT · by Flavius · 11 replies · 1,047+ views
    iht ^ | October 19, 2008 | By Nelson D. Schwartz
    In recent years, as Wall Street boomed, Americans often dismissed Europe as a place for languorous meals and vacations, not economic innovation. London remained a financial hub, of course, but it was often treated dismissively — as a flashy aberration pumped up by petrodollars from Russia and the Gulf, an exception to the otherwise somnolent Continent.
  • Hug leads to charges against Iowa City man

    09/29/2008 4:50:37 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 11 replies · 500+ views
    KCAU ABC ^ | Sept. 29, 2008 | KCAU Story Monkey
    A hug has landed an Iowa City man in hot water. An Iowa City man who thought a police officer just "needed a hug" faces several charges including assault on a peace officer and public intoxication. Police say 21-year-old Luke Schreder was arrested on Saturday. According to police records, Schreder ran up to the officer and stuck out his arms. The officer told him to "get away," but Schreder didn't take the hint and embraced the officer. When the officer told Schreder to put his hands behind his head, he refused. He was then handcuffed.
  • The Democrats Hug It Out (Edwards, Obama, funny, funny)

    05/17/2008 7:00:21 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 11 replies · 5,671+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 17 May 2008 | Kathleen Parkert
    Well, at least they didn't kiss. I was bracing myself for the lip lock Wednesday when John Edwards endorsed Barack Obama. Don't look at me. David "Mudcat" Saunders, Edwards's former rural adviser, came up with the idea, saying Obama should kiss Edwards on the lips "to kill this 41-point loss," referring to Hillary Clinton's landslide victory in the West Virginia primary. Instead, the two men exchanged a manly air-hug to commemorate the moment when Edwards threw Clinton under the upholstered sofa on his grandmama's front porch. As Edwards gave what amounted to a stump speech highlighting his favorite subject --...
  • Just Say No... to Hugs?

    03/01/2008 8:21:41 AM PST · by inkling · 39 replies · 207+ views
    ExurbanLeague.com ^ | Feb. 29, 2008 | Exurban Jon
    Sweet smoking Judas, you’ve gotta be kidding me. Mesa Public Schools has instituted a No Hugging Policy? A group of Shepherd Junior High School students in east Mesa protested a new school policy banning student hugs with a giant group hug on Friday. Students waited until school was dismissed before gathering across the street from the campus to begin hugging each other and then chanting, "We want hugs." Some kids sat on the shoulders of their friends during the display. The public display of affection and chanting came at 3:45 p.m. and lasted about 20 minutes. Neither principal Eileen Cahoon...
  • MLG Marines return from Al Anbar

    02/15/2008 4:39:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 118+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Meghan J. McNabb, 2nd Marine Logistics Group
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2008) -- Families and friends gathered at Goettge Field House, here, to celebrate the return of their Marines and Sailors. The 2nd Marine Logistics Group returned from a successful deployment to the Al Anbar Province. MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (February 15, 2008) – Families and friends gathered at Goettge Field House, here, to celebrate the return of their Marines and Sailors. The 2nd Marine Logistics Group returned from a successful deployment to the Al Anbar Province. MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (February 15, 2008) – Families and friends gathered...
  • Study: Shy Swedes are habitual huggers

    11/29/2007 9:23:38 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 10 replies · 80+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Thu Nov 29, 5:09 PM ET
    Study: Shy Swedes are habitual huggers Thu Nov 29, 5:09 PM ET STOCKHOLM, Sweden - While Swedes have a reputation of being reserved, a new study shows they'll hug just about anyone except their boss. Nine out of 10 Swedes embrace somebody at least once a week, with women aged 30-44 being the most active huggers, according to the study presented Thursday by the Swedish Red Cross. About 70 percent of the 1,036 people interviewed between Nov. 5-8 said they had hugged their partner or spouse that week, while 59 percent said they had hugged a friend or acquaintance. One-quarter...