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  • Even supporters agree: Clinton has weaknesses as a candidate. (People hate her) What can she do?

    05/16/2016 2:14:27 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2016 | Anne Gearan and Dan Balz
    Hillary Clinton's declining personal image, ongoing battle to break free of the challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders and struggle to adapt to an anti-establishment mood among voters this year have become caution signs for her campaign and the focus of new efforts to fortify her position as she prepares for a bruising general election. More than a dozen Clinton ­allies identified weaknesses in her candidacy that may erode her prospects of defeating Donald Trump, including poor showings with young women, untrustworthiness, unlikability and a lackluster style on the stump. Supporters also worry that she is a conventional candidate in an...
  • Mexico looks to recast image in U.S. because of Donald Trump

    04/25/2016 1:04:09 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 50 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 4/25/16 | DAVE GRAHAM
    At first, Mexico's government did its best to ignore Donald Trump. Then it likened him to Adolf Hitler. Now it has appointed a new ambassador to come up with a better plan. Fed up with the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination labeling Mexico as a cradle of drug-runners, job poachers and rapists, the government is sending in respected diplomat Carlos Sada to lead a fightback. Mexico's new ambassador in Washington, Sada acknowledges his country has neglected its image across the border and aims to fix that with PR and media campaigns, and by lobbying prominent U.S. companies, lawmakers and...
  • Man snaps haunting photo at ‘The Shining’ hotel

    04/18/2016 11:13:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Cox Media ^ | April 18, 2016
    ESTES PARK, Colo. — A man visiting the hotel that inspired the Stephen King novel “The Shining” captured a haunting image during a recent stay at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Henry Yau was taking a panoramic photo of the hotel’s grand stairwell and lobby, according to KPRC. He did not notice anyone walking down the stairs when he took the image, however when he looked at his picture the next day he saw the ghostly figure, according to KUSA.
  • Ivanka: My Dad’s Feud With Megyn Kelly Was ‘Sensationalized’

    10/14/2015 9:06:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 14, 2015 | Mara Siegler
    SNIP Of her dad’s feud with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Ivanka called the war of words “sensationalized” and “very much for TV.” Shrugging it off further, she said in what sounded a bit like channeling the Donald, “Truthfully, it didn’t interest me that much.”
  • Hillary Clinton has an image problem. She’s going on ‘Saturday Night Live’ to try to fix it.

    10/01/2015 11:37:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>The news that Hillary Clinton is expected to appear on "Saturday Night Live" represents a clear recognition by her campaign that she has an image problem with the American public that needs fixing — and fast.</p> <p>In order to appear, Mrs. Clinton turned down the chance to give the keynote address to the influential Human Rights Campaign, the country’s most powerful lesbian and gay rights group, which will allow her to make the debut SNL appearance of her 2016 campaign, said several people with knowledge of her schedule who could not discuss private planning for attribution.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton to Show More Humor and Heart, Aides Say

    09/09/2015 6:54:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 7, 2015 | Amy Chozick
    There will be no more flip jokes about her private email server. There will be no rope lines to wall off crowds, which added to an impression of aloofness. And there will be new efforts to bring spontaneity to a candidacy that sometimes seems wooden and overly cautious. [Snip] They want to show her humor. The self-effacing kind (“The hair is real, the color isn’t,” she said of her blond bob recently, taking note of Mr. Trump) has played better than her sarcastic retorts, such as when she asked if wiping a computer server was done “with a cloth.” [Snip]...
  • Obama Wants Police Officers to Have 'Softer Looking' Uniforms

    05/24/2015 8:14:09 AM PDT · by Cvengr · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2015 | The Kelly File
    Earlier this week, President Barack Obama banned the sale of certain military-style equipment to police departments. Brian Kilmeade reported tonight on "The Kelly File" that Obama also thinks that police officers should have "softer looking" uniforms. Kilmeade explained that Obama thinks that police officers are "making things worse" when they show up to inner city communities wearing military-style equipment and riot gear. "They're concerned about the helmet. They're concerned about the shield. It's sending the wrong message," Kilmeade stated. "I used to think from the civilian point of view that that would be a reason not to riot, because the...

    02/18/2015 11:59:59 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 4 replies
    I started a thread on this years ago, been too busy and forgot about it.TERRAGEN generates landscapes. Depending on your effort they can be amazing.
  • How Bill Cosby's team of high-profile lawyers and media experts silenced rape rumors for decades

    12/29/2014 10:40:36 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 December 2014 | Ashley Collman for MailOnline
    When women first started coming forward to accuse Bill Cosby of rape last month, the public was surprised due to his flawless reputation as 'America's dad'. It has now been revealed that a team of lawyers and publicists worked tirelessly to keep his image pristine for decades, by silencing alleged victims and keeping the media from reporting their claims, the New York Times reports. That apparently all-male team includes $850-an-hour Hollywood lawyer Martin Singer (whose clients include Charlie Sheen and Arnold Schwarzenegger), former William Morris agent Norman Brokaw, his publicist son David, and New York lawyer John P Schmitt.
  • This Chrome add-on lets you copy and erase text inside any image on the web

    04/23/2014 7:36:52 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 30 replies ^ | April 23, 2014 | Matt Brian
    What would you say if we told you that it's possible to copy, translate, edit and even erase the text inside any image you find on the internet? Well, you can, and it's a lot easier than you might think. All it requires is a new browser extension, called Project Naptha, made by developer Kevin Kwok. It uses a number of optical character recognition (OCR) algorithms, including libraries developed by Microsoft and Google, which quickly build a model of text regions, words and letters from nearly any image. Once installed, you simply hover your cursor over available image text and...
  • President Obama Helps Michelle Avoid Wardrobe Malfunction

    04/11/2014 4:51:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | 4/10/14 | Bonnie Fuller
    The first lady almost suffered a major wardrobe malfunction just like Kate Middleton, but luckily the President was there to hold down her dress! ...Crisis averted! Michelle Obama had trouble on the way as the wind started to pick up. There was a huge opportunity for a tragic wardrobe malfunction to occur, but not on Barack’s watch. Luckily President Obama was standing close by to wife Michelle, assisting her with any battle between her skirt and the wind.
  • Obama Gives San Francisco’s Batkid a Six-Second Shout-Out [Valerie Tries to Soften Clown 's Image]

    11/16/2013 5:26:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/15/13 | ASHLEY SOUTHALL
    All Miles Scott wanted to do was to put on his Batman costume and fight crime on the grimy streets of Gotham City. Miles, a 5-year-old leukemia patient, got his wish on Friday, and his heroism earned him a pat on the back from President Obama. “Way to go, Miles. Way to save Gotham,” the president said in one of his first posts on Vine,a social media site that loops six-second videos uploaded by its users.
  • Voters to GOP: Like Your Ideas, Don’t Like Your Party

    03/23/2013 1:31:42 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 47 replies
    NRO ^ | 3-18-13 | john fund
    A new poll for the Hill newspaper finds that “more voters trust the Democratic Party than the Republican Party on budgetary issues . . . even though a strong majority actually prefer Republican fiscal policies.” The poll of 1,000 likely voters was taken last week by Pulse Opinion Research. It asked respondents to choose between two different budget approaches without their being identified with a particular party. A total of 55 percent picked a plan similar to the one offered by House budget chairman Paul Ryan: Trimming federal spending by $5 trillion, not raising taxes, and reaching a balanced budget...
  • Conservatives Must Learn the Dark Arts of Image Manipulation

    11/28/2012 7:05:38 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 40 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11/28/12 | JR Dunn
    I contend that much of the problem with current right-of-center electoral efforts involves conservatism as currently practiced. This has nothing to do with conservative principles, or any public preference for moderation in politics. It has to do with how conservatism is expressed, and can be summed up as conservatism's failure to sell itself.**snip** Several common stereotypes of conservatism exist and are utilized to define and destroy conservative candidates and movements.**snip** What all these have in common is that they are clown images -- laughable, easily caricatured, and, like all clowns, sinister and menacing at base..virtually any GOP or conservative spokesman...
  • Polls Show Erosion of U.S. Image Abroad Over the Past Four Years

    09/18/2012 6:29:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 18, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    The last four years have witnessed a decline in the image of the United States around the world, and President Obama’s approval rating has also taken a hit in some regions abroad, according to a series of polls this year. The survey results call into question the assertion, touted by administration officials and echoed in much media reporting, that Obama’s foreign policy has been an unqualified success and that his “engagement” with the international community, especially through the United Nations, has boosted America’s image significantly. Particularly striking in some of the polls is the negative trend in key Islamic countries,...
  • New Image Suggests More Suspicious Activity at Parchin

    08/24/2012 5:50:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    inn ^ | 8/24/12 | Elad Benari, Canada
    A new satellite image suggests that additional suspicious activity may be occurring at the Parchin site in Iran, according to a Friday report by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS). The new GeoEye image dated August 15, 2012 shows that additional suspicious activity may be occurring at a building suspected of housing high explosive experiments related to the development of nuclear weapons and at an adjacent, northern building that may have also hosted suspect activities. ISIS noted that the new image shows what appears to be pink tent-like material over the two buildings, citing an article which concurrently...
  • Vanity - How Do I Block Pictures of Obama On My Internet Browser?

    06/09/2012 8:10:34 PM PDT · by · 31 replies
    self ^ | 6/9/12 | redfox
    How come every image search i do on google has muBarack oFUBARak in it? Like an image search "it's gonna come to that" or it's coming around. Why does he get to be on my facebook page when I never invited him?
  • [Vanity] Son headed to OCS/Quantico (USMC) - Quigley question

    05/18/2012 10:10:30 AM PDT · by Blueflag · 12 replies
    USMC OCS ^ | 5/18/2012 | blueflag
    My son heads to Quantico on 27 May for USMC OCS as a senior candidate. I was using google maps and google earth as aerial recon, and for the life of me I cannot definitively locate the Quigley course. I am failing my photo interpretation class ;-). Can you vets who have been there/ done that tell me WHERE the Quigley course is? I believe it may be south of the bridge, in the woods/water west of Timmerman, north of Flemming.
  • Bachmann Supporters Praise Image, Backbone, Purity

    12/03/2011 11:49:02 AM PST · by Son House · 62 replies
    Augusta Chronicle ^ | Dec. 3, 2011 | By Sarita Chourey
    Gail Harville supports GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann because she wants a candidate who can debate President Obama “and beat him.” Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., talks during the book-signing event for her book "Core of Conviction" Saturday in Aiken, S.C. Advertisement No, that’s not enough, said her husband, Bill, adding, “someone who will shred him!” The North Augusta couple were among about four dozen fans, activists and skeptics who turned out for the Minnesota congresswoman’s book signing at Books-A-Million in Aiken on Saturday morning. A handful hoped to see a ticket that combines Bachmann and former House...
  • Face Found On Testicular Tumor Ultrasound (pic on linky)

    11/04/2011 5:40:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies · 1+ views
    People see the strangest things in clouds and burnt toast, but this latest sighting can't be topped -- a face on a testicular tumor. Canadian doctors at Queen's University were shocked when they found the image in an ultrasound from December 2009, the Toronto Star reported. “It was very ghoulish, like a man screaming in pain. His mouth was open and it looked like one eye was gouged out,” said Dr. Naji Touma, a professor at Queen’s University Medical School and urologist at Kingston General Hospital. The image was sent to the journal Urology and recently published under the tongue-in-cheek...
  • Mitt Looks the Part (Barfage? yes, but interesting points)

    05/24/2011 8:18:34 AM PDT · by FreeKeys · 40 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | May 23, 2011 | Robert B. Reich
    Why Mitt Romney still poses the greatest challenge to Obama in 2012 One of my regrets in life is losing the chance to debate Mitt Romney and whip his ass. It was the fall of 2002. Mitt Romney had thundered into Massachusetts with enough money to grab the Republican nomination for governor. Meanwhile, I was doing my best to secure the Democratic nomination. One week before the Democratic primary, I was tied in the polls with the state treasurer, well ahead of four other candidates. But my campaign ran out of cash. Despite pleas from my campaign manager, I didn't...
  • Posting with an image

    03/06/2011 11:00:47 AM PST · by SgtHooper · 50 replies
    March 6, 2011 | SgtHooper
    Why is it so difficult to find any information as to how to insert an image into a post?
  • An evaluation of airport x-ray backscatter units based on image characteristics

    12/10/2010 2:35:38 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 13 replies · 2+ views ^ | 27 October 2010 | Len Kaufman, Joseph W. Carlson
    Abstract Little information exists on the performance of x-ray backscatter machines now being deployed through UK, US and other airports. We implement a Monte Carlo simulation using as input what is known about the x-ray spectra used for imaging, device specifications and available images to estimate penetration and exposure to the body from the x-ray beam, and sensitivity to dangerous contraband materials. We show that the body is exposed throughout to the incident x-rays, and that although images can be made at the exposure levels claimed (under 100 nanoGrey per view), detection of contraband can be foiled in these systems....
  • Eerie Image Captured in Woods - Deer Stand Camera Snaps Bizarre Animal

    12/09/2010 9:43:16 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 236 replies · 17+ views ^ | 12/09/2010 | wvla
    BERWICK, Louisiana (WVLA) - A deer hunter captures a spooky image wandering through the Louisiana woods at night. A hunter near Baton Rouge says he found this freaky photo on his deer stand camera. The hunting camera was broken but the memory card was still there and so was this bizarre image. It looks like a cross between a human and an animal, with long slender appendages and glowing eyes. The hunter says he just hopes it's a vegetarian, if he runs into it in the woods again.
  • Mom upset about 12-yr old daughter's full body security scan experience

    11/14/2010 7:44:39 PM PST · by rawhide · 94 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7.21.2010 | David Kosin
    The TSA calls them another weapon in the fight against terrorism. The machines are meant to detect a wide range of threats. But even children could be picked by an agent to move through one, which doesn't sit well with Michelle Nemphos of Cockeysville. Her 12-year-old daughter, whom she did not want to appear on camera, was at Tampa International Airport on vacation with a family friend when a TSA officer chose her. "It's an image of a nude child that they're seeing. This is child pornography whether people want to believe this or not. How is this any different,"...
  • Ad Campaign Aims to Change Americans' Image of Mormons (Mitt Romeny 2010 run)

    09/24/2010 7:52:08 AM PDT · by nmh · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/24/10 | Lauren Green
    The Mormon Church has launched a television ad campaign in nine test markets. The ads contain no Bible verses or doctrinal discussions ... just everyday folks talking about their everyday lives. And, oh, by the way ... they practice a faith that nearly half of Americans know little to nothing about. ... The campaign also features an interactive website with a chat room where people can talk with Mormons and watch longer versions of the featured ads. Swofford hopes that they'll be able to present 90 different ads, so viewers will see a different person each time they air. My...
  • Just Holding a Drink Makes You Seem Dumb, Study Says

    09/15/2010 6:09:06 PM PDT · by twister881 · 36 replies · 1+ views
    AOL News ^ | 09/15/2010 | Paul Kix
    [N]ew evidence shows that drinking is bad for your image even if you don't open your mouth. In fact, according to a working paper from the University of Michigan's Scott Rick and the University of Pennsylvania's Maurice Schweitzer, just holding a glass of alcohol makes you look stupid. It does not matter if you're male or female, or whether you drink beer or wine -- if people see you drinking, they think you're dumber than you'd otherwise appear. "It hurts you," Rick tells AOL News. The most damning and universally applicable finding, however, came from the experiment that melded alcohol...
  • Conservatism's Extreme Makeover

    09/08/2010 4:39:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 08, 2010 | J.R. Dunn
    It will come as news to no one that conservatism has long had a PR problem. The political question of 2010 is this: do America's voters finally "get" conservatism? For a half-century or more, conservatism's public image has covered a vast spectrum ranging from the Neanderthals on one end to Genghis Khan on the other. Conservatism has been depicted as the political doctrine of Klansmen, inbred backwoodsmen, paranoids, and religious fanatics. (Timothy McVeigh, an atheist and anarchist, is almost always characterized as a "right-wing Christian.. I know of no case where this assertion has been corrected.) Joe McCarthy (a former...
  • Boring Barry

    07/09/2010 3:13:08 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 09, 2010 | Bruce Walker
    I wrote recently about the political dangers to President Obama when people stop liking him. Many of us, me included, found it impossible to like Obama as soon as it became clear that he was a disciple of prophets of evil like Saul Alinksy. Many Americans (too many, in fact) are mesmerized by television. Good-looking, relaxed, well-spoken people have a big advantage in national politics. This does not mean that the leftist establishment media does not create false images which enhance the likability of leftist politicians. Camera angles, editing, selection of questions asked, choice of news covered, and a dozen...
  • Obama's image slipping among world's Muslims (U.S. support of Israel cited as reason)

    06/17/2010 8:43:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 379+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/17/2010 | Paul Richter
    Confidence in President Obama among the world's Muslims is slipping, according to a poll of global attitudes that also found widespread concern that the United States remains a go-it-alone nation even under the new administration. The survey, by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project, found support for Obama strong in most nations, even while his rating at home has slipped. But in five of seven Muslim nations that were polled, he won approval ratings from about one-third or less of respondents, and has slid over the past year. The finding is likely to be of concern to the White...
  • Jesus Statue Destroyed by Fire (Lightning!)

    06/15/2010 5:36:10 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 73 replies · 1,458+ views
    Middletown Journel ^ | June 15, 2010 | Tiffany Y. Latta and Lauren Pack
    Solid Rock Church Jesus monument struck by lightning By Tiffany Y. Latta and Lauren Pack, Staff Writers Updated 8:28 AM Tuesday, June 15, 2010 MONROE — Charred remnants remained this morning, June 15, of the large Jesus statue iconic to Interstate 75 that was destroyed following an apparent lightning strike during a thunderstorm late Monday night. Those at the scene this morning as the fog lifted around I-75 also described smoke damage to the Lawrence Bishop Music Theater located east of the statue. The theater also suffered fire damage, according to officials. No firefighters were on scene this morning as...
  • Greek man sues Swedish firm over Turkish yoghurt pic

    04/10/2010 8:09:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies · 1,042+ views
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | April 9, 2010 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson
    A Greek man has sued a dairy firm in southern Sweden after his picture ended up on a Turkish yoghurt product. The man whose picture adorns the Turkish yoghurt product, manufactured by Lindahls dairy in Jönköping, argues that the company does not have permission to use his image. He has now sued Lindahls for 50 million kronor ($6.9 million), according to Sveriges Radio (SR) Jönköping.
  • All the News You Don't Want to Know

    03/28/2010 6:02:09 PM PDT · by kwill4u · 296+ views
    Right Side News ^ | Sunday, 28 March 2010 07:31 | Written by Daniel Greenfield
    In compliance with Truth in Advertising regulations, the Democratic party has announced that it will be changing its name to the Undemocratic party. "We've done the research and crunched the numbers," said party Chairman Tim Kaine, "and people don't want to run their own lives.
  • The Power & Danger of Iconography

    03/24/2010 9:49:12 PM PDT · by Windflier · 8 replies · 320+ views
    YouTube ^ | August 17, 2009 | Bill Whittle
    Barack Obama ran an unprecedented Presidential campaign - utilizing the power of design to help secure the seat of the President of the United States of America. However, his iconic emblem, the ever present "O", holds more power than even Obama knows. Bill Whittle points out the dangers of branding an ideology with an icon and how, perhaps, the powerful symbol will be used against the very man it built up. PJTV
  • Photobucket deleting images? - Terms of use? (Vanity)

    01/12/2010 6:49:58 AM PST · by paulycy · 37 replies · 1,046+ views ^ | Tuesday, January 12, 2010 | paulycy
    Has anyone else noticed deleting more and more photos for "terms of use" violations that don't seem appropriate? Has anybody had success in contacting photobucket and inquiring about or challenging an image deletion? Although I understand that is a private enterprise and is legally entitled to enforce terms of use violations it seems that they are using this "terms of use" excuse to delete merely politically inconvenient images in increasing numbers. The latest deletion was the blue-tinged actual output of the new airport security scan. Even though IANAL I know enough to know there is no way that...
  • 27-Megapixel Saturn Panoramic Image Makes Perfect Widescreen Desktop Background

    12/31/2009 10:47:10 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 11 replies · 1,808+ views ^ | 12/31/09 | Jesus Diaz
    No, I'm not obsessed with Saturn. OK, I am obsessed with Saturn. But so is Time, who picked this deliciously crispy photo as one of the images of the year, revealing ring bumps as high as the Rocky Mountains. I'm not surprised, because it's a truly unique moment, one that happens at Saturn's equinox, which is an event that only happens twice in 10,179 Earth days. And this time, we had Cassini there to take this amazing photo, just when the sun illuminates the rings edge-on. As Carolyn Porco—Cassini imaging team leader—puts it: The geometry revealed structures and phenomena in...
  • Michael Steele and Conservatism

    12/14/2009 11:25:30 AM PST · by buszero · 19 replies · 870+ views
    Conservative Talk ^ | December 14, 2009 | junebug
    Michael Steele held a discussion on Twitter today under the hashtag “#listentome.” There were all but 27 questions and responses in about 20 minutes, and it proved to be simply an ambush from outraged citizens that even a well-decorated Georgetown lawyer couldn’t fend off. The premise was simple. Republicans only control 1/3 of both the House and the Senate while having lost a presidential election under the image of trying to “expand the base” into territories of “moderates.” Ultimately, the choices given to the conservative base was that you either choose a Democrat under a Democrat label or you choose...
  • Barack Obama Ecstasy Pills Hit Streets

    12/04/2009 11:37:18 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 9 replies · 586+ views
    Crimesider ^ | 12/2/09 | Ryan Smith
    PALMVIEW, Texas (CBS/AP) President Barack Obama's approval rating may be hovering in the 50 percent range, but that doesn't mean America's Commander-in-Chief isn’t catching on with new constituents There is now a line of Ecstasy pills made in the image of the 44th president of the United States, according to Texas police who have snatched a batch off the streets. Ecstasy is known for a sense of elation, diminished feelings of fear and anxiety, and ability to induce a sense of intimacy with others. Perhaps a good Election Day strategy to get out the vote? A stash of the brightly...
  • Man says image of Jesus appears on truck window

    11/06/2009 6:50:16 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 1,546+ views
    news ^ | Nov 5
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Jim Stevens said he's not particularly religious and is clueless about why an image resembling Jesus Christ keeps appearing on his pickup. Stevens, of Jonesborough, said nearly every morning, an image that looks to him like the face of Jesus Christ has appeared in the condensation on the driver's side window of his Isuzu truck.
  • New Leadership May Mend Detroit’s Image But Not Economy

    11/06/2009 6:23:07 PM PST · by Son House · 19 replies · 663+ views
    Michigan Messenger ^ | 11/4/09 | By MINEHAHA FORMAN
    The Motor City wants change. At least that was the message sent from the polls on Tuesday night’s general municipal election. While some of the election results had been easily predicted, there were some minor surprises. City Council President Kenneth Cockrel Jr. was expected to come out second if not on top of the city council race. Instead, voters demoted him, placing the former interim mayor fourth behind three fresh faces to the council. But as the polls predicted, Charles Pugh got the most votes, making him the new city council president. Gary Brown, who had been expected to be...
  • Brown And Sarkozy Rowed With Obama Over Iranian Nuclear Announcement [O Wanted "Image of Success"]

    10/03/2009 10:56:42 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 31 replies · 1,561+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | October 03rd 2009
    Brown And Sarkozy Rowed With Obama Over Iranian Nuclear Announcement Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy had a behind-the-scenes row with Barack Obama over last week's announcement about a secret uranium enrichment plant in Iran. By Alex Spillius in Washington 02 Oct 2009 Barack Obama argued with Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy over last week's announcement about a secret uranium enrichment plant in Iran The President is believed to have angered the European leaders by insisting on delaying a joint press conference until after he had chaired a meeting of the UN Security Council. Mr Obama is said to have been...
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe ‘completely beyond' scientific explanation, says researcher

    08/07/2009 3:28:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies · 2,990+ views
    cna ^ | August 7, 2009
    Dr. Adolfo Orozco at the International Marian Congress on Our Lady of Guadalupe in Glendale, Arizona. Phoenix, Ariz., Aug 7, 2009 / 04:10 pm (CNA).- Researcher and physicist Dr. Aldofo Orozco told participants at the International Marian Congress on Our Lady of Guadalupe that there is no scientific explanation for the 478 years of high quality-preservation of the Tilma or for the miracles that have occurred to ensure its preservation.Dr. Orozco began his talk by confirming that the conservation of the Tilma, the cloak of St. Juan Diego on which Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared 478 years ago, “is...
  • Poll: US image abroad surges under Obama (They love us! Well, our fearless leader anyway.)

    07/23/2009 8:55:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 691+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/23/09 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's popularity has boosted America's image abroad even though deep suspicions about the U.S. persist in the Muslim world, according to a poll released Thursday. The survey of two dozen nations conducted this spring by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center found that positive public attitudes toward the United States have surged in many parts of the world since Obama's election. Positive opinions about the United States have returned to higher levels not seen since before President George W. Bush took office in 2001. The Bush presidency marked a steep decline in U.S. popularity overseas, notably after...
  • Obama Loses His Cool -- Teleprompter troubles and All-Star gaffes

    07/19/2009 5:13:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 174 replies · 8,654+ views
    NBC News ^ | July 17, 2009 | Steve Rhodes
    The most viewed story on the Chicago Tribune website as of this writing is a column asking if President Obama wore Mom Jeans to the mound when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday night's All-Star Game. So much for the president being the coolest guy on Earth. "It’s been a tough week for President Obama's cool factor," Politico reports. Even the foreign press picked up on the meme. "When The Coolest US Prez Had A Flurry Of Flusters," writes. Pundits mostly pile on Obama for a series of gaffes at the All-Star Game, but date...
  • Obama Discovers an Ancient Likeness at the Pyramids

    06/05/2009 8:13:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies · 1,241+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 5, 2009 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    President Obama explored the Great Pyramids of Giza following his speech in Cairo today -- and discovered a startling likeness in one hieroglyphic symbol of a man's head with protruding ears. [Snip] Below, the compare and contrast:
  • Satellite image shows N. rocket flying northeast while emitting flame(photo inside)

    04/06/2009 10:52:18 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 1,734+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/07/09 | Sam Kim
    Satellite image shows N. rocket flying northeast while emitting flame By Sam Kim SEOUL, April 7 (Yonhap) -- The North Korean rocket that apparently failed to put a satellite in orbit initially flew northeast after blasting off from its launch pad, emitting a long trail of fumes and generating a massive flame, a satellite image showed Tuesday. North Korea on Sunday launched a three-stage rocket that it claimed successfully orbited a communication satellite after being launched from the Musudan-ri base on its east coast. South Korea and the United States dispute the claim, suspecting the launch was a banned test...
  • Ultra High-Res Zoomable image of the great Amerikan Orgy on January 20th.

    The Grea Amerikan Orgy
  • AP alleges copyright infringement of Obama image (a rip-off?)

    02/04/2009 5:09:43 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 24 replies · 1,386+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 2/4/2009 | HILLEL ITALIE
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  • Obama brand protection: Copyrights

    01/31/2009 8:33:47 AM PST · by STARWISE · 30 replies · 1,318+ views
    The Swamp ^ | 1-30-09 | Mark Silva
    "Yes we can,'' the Obama campaign proclaimed. "No you can't,'' says the Obama White House of the varied attempts to cash in on the brand Obama built. Or maybe they can, or can't. The lawyers are looking into it, Bloomberg News reports" ### President-elect Barack Obama has created his own brand - represented both by the iconic images of the candidate who campaigned for "change'' and by the "Yes we can'' and "Change We Can Believe in" slogans generated by that campaign. Now the Obama White House, mindful of the "worldwide fascination'' about his election, First Amendment free-speech rights and...
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    01/26/2009 10:32:57 AM PST · by holy joe · 40 replies · 1,044+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 1-26-09 | James Hirsen
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