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  • Elem school suspends boy after he threatens to turn student invisible [no curiosity is allowed]

    02/02/2015 1:25:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 1, 2015 | Zoe Szathmary
    An elementary school suspended a boy who arrived at school last week with what he alleged was a powerful ring that appears in J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' fantasy books. Aiden Steward was suspended from Kermit Elementary School in Kermit, Texas, over a Thursday incident, The New York Daily News reported. While speaking to another boy, 9-year-old Steward said he would able to use the One Ring and turn the fellow student invisible, according to the newspaper.... Jason Steward told the newspaper 'I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his...
  • The disappearance of heroes -- perception or reality?

    11/10/2013 8:36:22 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11-10-13 | Luke Hamilton
    Our stories are changing. Wonder and Beauty slowly eke from our world, unnoticed and unmourned. I used to think it was a natural cessation from the Neverland of youth; a necessary immigration from the immature trappings of youthful imagination to the logical constraints of a moribund maturity. However I've found that this is not just my perspective, draining of imagination and wonder as I age. Our stories, our heroes are changing. Our children seem less prone to idealism, more immune to wonder; and this points to a tidal shift in the culture itself. If you watch or read any contemporary...
  • High-tech and Humanity: 'English Majors Are What We're Looking For'

    07/26/2013 10:40:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    Economic anxiety defines the Detroit bankruptcy, and not just in Michigan and the Midwest. Detroit is the urban nightmare, symbolic of America's downward cultural spiral since the 1960s, when optimism about what Americans could accomplish was the national elixir. The automobile was the national icon: powerful, beautiful and reliable. Detroit's advertising slogans reflected America's immeasurable self-confidence. Cadillac boasted that it was "the standard of the world." Buick promised that "when better cars are built, Buick will build them." Packard, then Detroit's ultimate expression of luxury, smugly advised, "Ask the man who owns one." The car was the example of infinite...
  • Freedom, Imagination and Story – Essentials of Good Entertainment.

    08/31/2012 7:47:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Freehold ^ | August 31, 2012 | Ed Raby Sr
    ... what then makes for good entertainment and what qualities does that entertainment have? What causes me to like something when I watch it? What excites me enough to drop money on something and go watch it? ...
  • Liberals Are The Ones With No Imagination

    04/14/2012 10:40:26 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    OMG! For America ^ | 4-14-12 | The Looking Spoon
    The latest from Newsbusters shows the left is trying a different angle attacking Ann Romney... (National Organization for Women President) TERRY O'NEILL:  What would we be saying if Hillary Clinton [sic] had said this: that Ann Romney has never, has not worked for pay outside the home a day in her life?  That's my understanding that's an accurate statement, and that raises the exact issue that Hilary Rosen was trying to get to, which is do Mr. & Mrs. Romney have the kind of life experience and if not, the imagination, to really understand what most American families are going through right...
  • Manufacturing Liberals

    08/12/2010 3:38:25 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 12, 2010 | Larrey Anderson
    Liberals are not insane, as many conservatives believe. Most liberals (I am not speaking here of the political or intellectual class) are ordinary human beings pursuing everyday human lives -- just like the rest of us. Here is a brief summary of why most liberals are liberal and what we can do to help at least some of them understand conservative thought: Enter text here. 1) Indoctrination, not education Polls consistently find that over 70% of college professors identify themselves as liberal. The percentage of liberal faculty members is even higher if one removes responses from those teaching the "hard"...
  • Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at the U.S.-Russia Business Summit

    06/25/2010 3:42:17 AM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | June 24, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-obama-and-president-medvedev-russia-us-russia-business-summit Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 24, 2010 Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at the U.S.-Russia Business Summit U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 3:08 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, good afternoon, everybody. It is a pleasure to be here with my friend and partner, President Medvedev, and I want to thank him again for his leadership, especially his vision for an innovative Russia that’s modernizing its economy, including deeper economic ties between our...
  • Obama: Beheading of Daniel Pearl ‘captured the world’s imagination’ [video]

    05/18/2010 11:52:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 131 replies · 2,840+ views
    daily caller ^ | May 18, 2010 | staff
    President Obama today signed into law The Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act, which expands efforts to identify countries that don’t share our love for the First Amendment. He also took time to honor the man the bill is named after, journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and beheaded by Islamic extremists in 2002 in what the President — with nary a teleprompter in sight — called a moment that ‘captured the world’s imagination.’ The Obama administration has pushed to have Pearl’s professed killer, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, tried in civilian court.
  • TFT INSTRUMENTS Company has designed a new flight simulator that can be used for entertainment

    05/05/2010 9:00:30 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 2 replies · 397+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Published May 05, 2010 by | Alice Winters
    In one of the many new age music albums, there is a song called "Fly Away" and the constant refrain is "Fly Away, Fly Away, Fly Away," and the refrain really describes what you can do with this new invention. The catch is of course with this, you can only fly away in your imagination. TFT INSTRUMENTS Company has designed a new flight simulator that can be used for entertainment (with both movie studio sets/movie productions), airports, and shopping centers.
  • Imagination's Door

    08/24/2009 4:51:16 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 487+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 08/24/2009 | Laurie Glass
    Oh, to escape the daily grind, And yet right now that cannot be. I’ll close my eyes and use my mind To dream of what I long to see. Unlock imagination’s door And clear my mind of other things. Look forward to what is in store, To what my fantasizing brings. The grass so green, trees reaching high And wildflowers line the way Of path beneath the sunlit sky. Such beauty words cannot convey. So red and plump, I cannot pass, Delight in taste of berries sweet. Remove my shoes, the luscious grass Feels velvety beneath my feet.
  • DHS methodology used in "Rightwing Extremism" memo revealed

    08/15/2009 3:50:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 2,626+ views
    Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today condemned the methodology used by the Department of Homeland Security in issuing a controversial "right-wing extremism" threat assessment to law enforcement in April as "complete speculation." "Our worse fears about what went into this memo have been confirmed. The government department that was supposed to be tasked with identifying domestic terrorist threats is apparently using news stories, kooky websites, and conjecture instead of actual hard intelligence reporting and analysis," said Wilson. "This is a disgrace, and calls into question what it is that the so-called 'Extremism and Radicalizaton Branch of the Homeland...
  • Lack Of Imagination In Older Adults Linked To Declining Memory

    01/08/2008 2:15:47 PM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 73+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-8-2008 | Association for Psychological Science.
    Lack Of Imagination In Older Adults Linked To Declining Memory ScienceDaily (Jan. 8, 2008) — Most children are able to imagine their future selves as astronauts, politicians or even superheroes; however, many older adults find it difficult to recollect past events, let alone generate new ones. A new Harvard University study reveals that the ability of older adults to form imaginary scenarios is linked to their ability to recall detailed memories. According to the study, episodic memory, which represents our personal memories of past experiences, "allows individuals to project themselves both backward and forward in subjective time." Therefore, in order...
  • 'Virgin Mary' Seen In Texas Grocery Store Freezer

    01/13/2007 6:53:40 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies · 504+ views
    CBS 5 SAN FRANCISCO ^ | 12 JANUARY 2007 | AP
    (CBS) MORTON, Texas -- We've seen the image of "Jesus" on toast. Even the "Virgin Mary" on a tree. But folks in the small West Texas town of Morton say they've seen the "Holy Mother" made of ice inside a freezer at the local grocery store. It started as one drip from the ceiling of a freezer at the Morton Thrifty Food grocery store. Now it has become quite the sanctuary for a lot of Catholic believers. "I wanted to cry when I saw it," said Stephanie Santos, who was visiting the ice formation. "My mom has all saints in...
  • Build Your Own Universe

    11/29/2006 4:19:47 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 85 replies · 1,496+ views
    NPR ^ | 11/27/06 | Robert Krulwich
    Is this a joke? No, say a bunch of physicists. One day, it may be possible for a person to create a universe! This is not going to happen tomorrow. Not even close. But according to Columbia University physics professor Brian Greene, it is theoretically not impossible (which is his way of saying the possibilities are not zero) that one day, a person could build a universe. The very idea is so startling it's hard to know what this means. Think about it this way: One day (far off, no doubt), it may be possible to go into a laboratory...
  • Hero wannabes’ photographic imagination

    02/26/2006 7:06:45 AM PST · by SandRat · 64 replies · 2,587+ views
    Retired Army officer Drew Dix and I met at the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Ga., in 1969. As former noncommissioned officers who had received direct commissions, we became acquainted while attending the Infantry Officer Basic Course. Staff Sergeant Dix earned the Medal of Honor (MOH) in Vietnam during the 1968 Tet Offensive, and President Lyndon Johnson had presented the medal to him in the White House shortly before we met. Dix tells his remarkable story in his book, “The Rescue of River City.” The former Special Forces soldier is one of the calmest men I’ve ever known, but he...
  • The Other Axis of Evil

    07/31/2004 1:06:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 563+ views
    OpinionEditorials.com ^ | 7/31/04 | Bonnie Alba
    We all know we are fighting an enemy which Pres. Bush dubbed the “Axis of Evil.” But there is another enemy. It is the blending of reality with fantasy, truth with falsehood. Of course this is nothing new but it seems to be climbing to new heights in the ongoing media blitz of the political campaign to again place a democrat in the highest office in the land. For instance, the phrase the media immediately grabbed onto from the whole 9/11 Commission’s report: “Lack of Imagination.” This is the reason 9/11 happened? If this were true, we should have artists...
  • Scientists Confront 'Weird Life' on Other Worlds

    05/08/2004 7:08:27 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 122 replies · 1,345+ views
    SPACE.com ^ | Friday, May 7, 2004 | Leonard David
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – What are the limits of organic life in planetary systems? It’s a heady question that, if answered, may reveal just how crowded the cosmos could be with alien biology. A study arm of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council (NRC), has pulled together a task group of specialists to tackle the issue of alternative life forms -- a.k.a. "weird life". To get things rolling, a workshop on the prospects for finding life on other worlds is being held here May 10-11. The meeting is a joint activity of the NRC’s Space Studies Board's Task...
  • Kerry fails to back up foreign 'endorsements'

    03/11/2004 10:28:16 PM PST · by kattracks · 127 replies · 13,256+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/12/04 | Charles Hurt and Stephen Dinan
    <p>Sen. John Kerry refuses to provide any information to support his assertion earlier this week that he has met with foreign leaders who beseeched him to prevail over President Bush in November's election.</p> <p>The Massachusetts Democrat has made no official foreign trips since the start of last year, according to Senate records and his own published schedules. And an extensive review of Mr. Kerry's travel schedule domestically revealed only one opportunity for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to meet with foreign leaders here.</p>
  • Needed: Students interested in math, science

    02/06/2004 11:17:11 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies · 520+ views
    Salisbury Post, NC ^ | February 7, 2004 | Katie Scarvey
    The message at a technical symposium Thursday afternoon at Livingstone College was that this country needs to work harder to get children excited about math and science. Participants discussed strategies to get this generation of young people into the math and science educational pipeline as early as possible so they'll be prepared to meet the nation's increasing need for math and science graduates. Dr. Bernard Harris, a retired astronaut who was the first African-American to walk in space, participated in the panel discussion, which was moderated by John Hairston of NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Harris told his...
  • Bush's space monkey business

    01/28/2004 2:58:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies · 201+ views
    The Orion, California State University Chico ^ | January 28, 2004 | Travis Souders
    Travis Souders Opinion Columnist Looks like someone's a "Star Wars" fan. And taxpayers get to spend billions of dollars because of it. President George W. Bush is making plans to redefine the nature of our space program. His biggest goals are creating a space station on the moon and using it as a sort of checkpoint to send people to other planets, most notably Mars. OK, so George likes spaceships. That would be great, if it weren't for the fact that our economy still sucks, and domestic programs like education and health care are continuously getting screwed out of money....
  • The machine that invents

    01/26/2004 7:20:12 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 50 replies · 528+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 01/25/2004 | By Tina Hesman
    <p>Technically, Stephen Thaler has written more music than any composer in the world. He also invented the Oral-B CrossAction toothbrush and devices that search the Internet for messages from terrorists. He has discovered substances harder than diamonds, coined 1.5 million new English words, and trained robotic cockroaches. Technically.</p>
  • Finish goal set long ago, in galaxy far, far away

    01/25/2004 10:09:30 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies · 545+ views
    San Antnonio Express-News ^ | January 25, 2004 | T.R. Fehrenbach
    Born into the last great era of boys' tales, I was able to battle across Barsoom (Mars, in Martian-speak) with the Edgar Rice Burroughs character John Carter and decipher Wauxums, Delameters and other space weapons. I knew who spoke for Boskone, the mysterious force for evil in the Burroughs books. I roamed the jungle with Tarzan of the Apes and explored "hot and humid" Venus "hidden behind its clouds." That was before mamas started pushing their little darlings, teenage girls tarted up and pubescent males could concentrate on the important matters in life, like finding lost kingdoms, fighting savage tribes...
  • "Material Girl" Madonna endorses Democratic candidate Wesley Clark

    12/16/2003 9:07:41 PM PST · by yonif · 66 replies · 559+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Tue Dec 16 2003 | AFP
    Former vice president Al Gore (news - web sites) may be supporting Howard Dean (news - web sites), but retired army general Wesley Clark (news - web sites) has support in his quest for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination from ... Madonna (news - web sites). The Material Girl on Tuesday publicly threw her support behind the retired four-star general, one of nine Democrats seeking to replace George W. Bush in the November 2004 election. "I endorse him because I think he's a great guy," the pop superstar said on CNN Tuesday. "I think he's a natural born leader." Madonna...
  • Madonna's book: Zillions printed, 8,000 sold.

    09/24/2003 10:05:35 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 20 replies · 467+ views
    BBC On-Line ^ | Wednesday, 24 September, 2003 | staff writer
    Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 September, 2003, 11:09 GMT 12:09 UKMadonna book sells 8,000 copies This was Madonna's first attempt at children's fiction Madonna's children's book The English Roses has sold just over 8,000 copies in its first week in the UK. The book, launched amid a blaze of publicity, made it to number 17 in the national book chart, according to data company Nielsen Bookscan. It was the second bestselling children's book of the week, behind JK Rowling's fifth Harry Potter book. This week the top-selling book in the UK, David Beckham's autobiography My Side, sold 103,508 copies. Madonna's book,...
  • Madonna's Author Act Stranger Than Fiction (“middle-aged serial slurper” role-plays as actual mom)

    09/30/2003 11:14:31 AM PDT · by dead · 17 replies · 490+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 30, 2003 | Andrea Peyser
    <p>The middle-aged serial slurper came to Midtown yesterday clad in an early Halloween costume - dowdy tweed suit and bushy hair - to role-play the part of an actual mom.</p> <p>We've seen this gal tied up, beaten down, with cones protruding from her bosom, and naked so frequently, it is to yawn. But Madonna's new, prissy act, unveiled on Fifth Avenue, was downright weird.</p>
  • 'Apples' is a bruise on Madonna's new career

    11/10/2003 10:39:06 AM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 4 replies · 340+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-10-2003 | Deirdre Donahue
    Poor Madonna (news - web sites). In her new career as a writer of children's books, lightning has not struck twice. Her first effort, The English Roses, had skeptical critics baying with praise at how effectively she examines the subtle but cruel ways girls exclude those they envy or pity. The book has been translated into 37 languages, and it has been on the USA TODAY Best-Selling Books list since Sept. 22. Its highest rank was No. 7. In the second of Madonna's expected five books, Mr. Peabody's Apples, illustrated by Loren Long, the pop star and mother turns her...
  • Maverick Madge in fistfight with Warner Bros

    11/16/2003 3:08:18 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 318+ views
    Times India ^ | 10/31/03
    LONDON: "Material Girl" Madonna is said to be gearing up for a fistfight with Warner Bros Records over differences about where her Maverick Records is heading. According to PeopleNews , a reason for the impending parting of the ways may be attributed to a rumour that Time Warner is lining up to sell off the Warner Music Group. Tension seems to be brewing, as renegotiations between the two warring parties is virtually non-existent, sources close to the disgruntled Warner executives, say. Others are even predicting "a nuclear lawsuit," with the big guns of parent company Time Warner lining up for...
  • MADONNA'S 2nd children's book "Mr Peabody's Apples" tops NYT best sellers list (BARF alert)

    11/27/2003 8:41:26 AM PST · by yankeedame · 7 replies · 394+ views
    News.Com. AU ^ | staff writer
    Madonna's bestseller November 26, 2003 MADONNA'S second children's book Mr Peabody's Apples is on top of the New York Times best sellers list for children this week. The queen of pop has topped the book chart just eight weeks after her last number one with The English Roses. Children are loving Madonna's tales. As funny as it may sound, Madonna has kept The Cat In The Hat from going number one in the book world. The Cat In The Hat is being propelled by the movie starring Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin and Kelly Preston. Madonna's career as an author couldn't...
  • 20 YEARS OF MADONNA

    12/15/2003 4:15:01 AM PST · by JesseHousman · 24 replies · 421+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | December 12, 2003 | Laura Dempsey
    Nobody ever says, "Madonna who?" She's part of our culture, an American success story who's maintained a media presence for 20 years now, re-inventing herself with every prevailing wind, while never, ever giving the impression she's doing anything other than what she wants to do. We are by turns impressed, embarrassed, shocked and amazed by Madonna's antics, but we're rarely surprised anymore. Madonna, the dancer from Detroit, set out to become famous and succeeded beyond anybody's but her own wildest dreams. She's 45, and shows no signs of slowing down or relinquishing her place in the spotlight; in fact, she's...
  • Material Girl covers [Weasel] Clark with praise

    12/17/2003 12:55:43 PM PST · by freedom44 · 58 replies · 509+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/17/03 | CNN
    LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) --The Material Girl has stepped onto the political stage and endorsed Democratic presidential hopeful Wesley Clark. "I think he has a good handle on foreign policy, I think he's good with people, and I think he has a heart and a consciousness," pop singer Madonna said. "He's interested in spirituality -- I mean, those things mean a lot to me." The singer and children's book author met Clark a few weeks ago for over an hour. In an interview recorded last week with CNN's Denise Quan, Madonna said they discussed his becoming president. The singer told...
  • The science of dreams

    12/07/2003 10:03:32 AM PST · by Willie Green · 9 replies · 266+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Sunday, December 07, 2003 | Byron Spice
    <p>Today we begin a five-part series on the mysteries and meanings of dreams. The series will feature dream excerpts from local residents, as well as stories on the history of dream research; nightmares and how to confront them, strange sleep disorders that include people who walk, fight and eat while dreaming; and the controversial topic of lucid dreaming -- being able to know you're in a dream and partially control it.</p>
  • 'Cupid' And The Archaeological Imagination

    09/21/2003 3:31:30 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 333+ views
    China.org.cn ^ | 9-20-2003
    'Cupid' and the Archaeological Imagination In the eyes of archaeologists, the Quren Ruins of Yunyang County, Chongqing Municipality is really an enigma. It is rarely seen in China to settle an archaeological site in a county, but this time a Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220) county proper is expected. Though the truth hasn't been fully revealed yet, surprises have come out one after another. "Cupid" unearthed An unexpected gain for archaeologists working at the Quren Ruins is a little bronze man. Its height is between three and four meters. The face of the old sculpture has been blurred,...