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  • The American Exceptionalism Dictionary

    08/23/2014 6:22:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2014 | Steve Deace
    “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”-The Princess BrideWe are now reaping a bitter generational harvest in America, sown into the ground because we have permitted: Marxists almost unchecked dominance of the influential platforms of pop culture and the classroom. Too many of our churches to retreat into some “comfortably numb” seeker-friendly Xanadu, where they building suburban palaces instead of culture. The Republican Party to be taken over by a feckless political class either unwilling or incapable of defending and advancing our principles. One of the most rotten fruits of this...
  • The Priesthood of All Believers?

    08/13/2014 6:50:52 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 105 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 12 August 2014 | Matthew Olson
    1 Timothy 5:17, James 5:14-15, and other verses refer to the (ordained) ministerial priesthood. 1 Peter 2:9 refers to the "priesthood" of the laity. The ministers handle preaching and the Sacraments. The laity simply participate. Scripture makes a strong distinction.ierateuma/hierateuma (lay priesthood, Greek, Strong's #2406) [1 Peter 2:9, Lexicon] sacerdotium (lay priesthood, Latin) [1 Peter 2:9] presbuteroi/presbyteros (ministerial priesthood, Greek, Strong's #4245) [1 Timothy 5:17, James 5:14-15, Lexicon] presbyteri/presbyteros (ministerial priesthood, Latin) [1 Timothy 5:17, James 5:14-15] Follow me, Answering Protestants, and Catholic Analysis on Twitter, Like Answering Protestants and Catholic Analysis on Facebook, Add Answering Protestants and Catholic Analysis...
  • Dead solid certainty this movie would not have the same name TODAY! "The Gay Bride" 1934 [Vanity]

    08/10/2014 8:14:35 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 13 replies
    TCM Carole Lombard Day - 14 movies 1934 - "The Gay Bride" - A gorgeous chorus girl determined to marry into money finds one wealthy beau after another while a handsome bodyguard remains devoted, hoping to win her heart. Carole Lombard, Chester Morris, ZaSu Pitts, Nat Pendleton, Sam Hardy
  • The Savage Nation Monthly Thread - AUGUST 2014 - 3 to 6pm

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  • Tennessee Nuclear Lab Cancels 'Lose Your Southern Accent' Class

    07/31/2014 4:26:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 115 replies
    NBC ^ | 7/29/14
    A nuclear lab in Tennessee has canceled a "Southern accent reduction" class after employees raised heck about what they saw as a slap in their Southern faces, the class instructor said Tuesday.
  • Learn to read Chinese... with ease. [Video]

    07/29/2014 11:03:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    http://www.wimp.com ^ | 07/29/2014 | ShaoLan Hsueh
    Very interesting and informative talk and video presentation on how to learn basic Chinese characters.................
  • What Is a Progressive

    07/14/2014 6:04:08 AM PDT · by don-o · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 19, 2011 | John C. Goodman
    When is the last time you heard a liberal describe himself as a "liberal"? Its probably been a long time. These days, those on the left are more likely to call themselves "progressives." Writing in The New York Times, Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs said there have been two progressive eras one in the early 20th century and the second under Franklin Roosevelt. He called on modern liberals to usher in a third era. But what exactly is "progressivism"? To many people, the term "Progressive Era" evokes fond caricatures of Teddy Roosevelt and such reforms as safe food, the...
  • Breitbart ExclusiveSarah Palin: 'It's Time to Impeach' President Obama

    07/08/2014 8:26:22 AM PDT · by kristinn · 139 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, no mas. Without borders, there is no nation. Obama knows this. Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate. This is his fundamental transformation of America. Its the only promise he has kept. Discrediting the price paid for Americas exceptionalism over our history, hes given false hope and taxpayers change to millions of foreign nationals who want to sneak into our country illegally. Because of Obamas purposeful dereliction of duty an untold...
  • Feds Say Businesses Can't Require Employees to Speak or Understand English

    07/08/2014 8:59:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 July 2014 | John Semmens
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing Wisconsin Plastics, Inc. of Green Bay, Wisconsin for discriminating against non-native persons by insisting that employees must be conversant in English in order to hold jobs with the company. Jacqueline Berrien, EEOC Chairperson dismissed the possibility that some minimal competence in the English language might be a legitimate skill required of an employee. "Whether an employee understands English is a matter of convenience for the business,":Berrien explained. "Granted, conducting business in a single language might be more efficient. But the individual's right to speak whatever language he chooses is a human right....
  • The Savage Nation Radio Show - JULY 2014 - 3 to 6pmET

    07/01/2014 2:58:22 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 62 replies
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  • No, Illegal Is Not Like the N-Word: Suppressing language does not change objective reality.

    07/07/2014 1:06:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/07/2014 | Walter Hudson
    Test Yourself Are you smart enough to get into private kindergarten? Take this test from Bright Kids NYC and find out how you fare on AABL practice questions. Question 1 of 5 Which flag completes the pattern? MANHATTAN — Some of the city's most elite private schools will soon require 4-year-olds to take a new, harder admissions test given on an iPad and designed to assess math and literacy skills. The educational services company ERB's Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners (AABL) will be given for the first time in October and is a significant departure from the previous, IQ-like test most New York...
  • Federal Govt Sues Wisconsin Company, Says English-Language Requirement is 'Discrimination'

    07/02/2014 3:49:02 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 64 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 2, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency tasked with enforcing workplace discrimination laws, is suing a private American business for firing a group of Hispanic and Asian employees over their inability to speak English at work, claiming that the English-language requirement in a U.S. business constitutes discrimination. Judicial Watch reported Tuesday that the government is accusing Wisconsin Plastics, Inc. of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on national origin. The government argues this includes the linguistic characteristics of a national origin group. Irene Garcia, the blog editor and Spanish media...
  • Is There A Distinctive 'Indian English'? [The Butchering of the English Language!]

    06/29/2014 5:12:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 29, 2014
    Is There A Distinctive 'Indian English'? BBC Trending By BBC Trending Is there a distinctive "Indian English"? Yes, according to a hashtag that's been trending in the country - #IndianEnglish. "Open the windows and let the atmosphere come in." "Today is my Happy Birthday." These are a couple of examples being shared on the hashtag #IndianEnglish. Since it took off early on Thursday, it's been used around 20,000 times in India. It was started by 22-year-old Ojas Korde, a masters student in public relations from Mumbai. "On Twitter, we take things lightly," he told BBC Trending. Indians often translate directly...
  • States encourage bilingualism with diploma seals

    06/28/2014 8:42:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 28, 2014 | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) When Rachel Martinez-Regan graduated from Corvallis High School this month, her diploma had a little something extra an embossed seal certifying that she is bilingual. Dual-language programs have gained in popularity across the country as employers seek bilingual, bicultural workers, and more parents view bilingualism as necessary for their children's success in a globalized world. Such programs are offered in Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Russian, among other languages, and many have waiting lists.
  • How jargon hurt the culture at GM

    06/20/2014 12:25:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/20/2014 | Jena McGregor
    The unsparing and harshly critical report from attorney Anton Valukas' investigation into General Motors, which held its annual shareholders meeting Tuesday morning, finds an array of culprits behind the company's ignition switch crisis. It cites a lack of urgency in the culture and, as GM CEO Mary Barra described it, "a pattern of incompetence." It blames an unwillingness of those in the know to reconsider their conclusions, and a dizzying number of committees with little clear accountability. The report also makes several references to the role corporate speak played in the wrongdoing. Typically, we think of corporate speak as trivialities...
  • The Savage Nation Radio Show - JUNE 2014 - 3 to 6pm ET

    06/04/2014 1:43:56 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 73 replies
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  • How do people lose their native language? (Sgt Bowe Bergdahl spoke English for 23 years...)

    06/04/2014 11:44:25 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 65 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3 June 2014 Last updated at 19:07 ET | no byline
    Sgt Bowe Bergdahl spoke English for 23 years until he was captured by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan five years ago. But since his release, he has trouble speaking it, says his father. How can you lose your native language, asks Taylor Kate Brown. Some people have gone decades without speaking or hearing their first language but they retain the ability to speak it easily, says Dr Monika Schmid, a linguistics professor at the University of Essex in the UK. But others begin losing fluency within a few years of not speaking it. It's rare to totally lose command of a...
  • Bob Bergdahl Journeyed Deep Into Afghan Books, Language to Save His Son

    06/04/2014 2:10:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | June 3, 2014 | Michael Martinez
    When Bob Bergdahl was formally introduced to America in the White House Rose Garden beside the President, he was startling to see and hear at first: the father had seemingly morphed into an Afghan tribesman, wearing a long beard and even speaking Pashto. The transformation of the former UPS delivery man was five years in the making in the mountain valleys of Idaho, sparked when his son Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan in June 2009. In the half decade that he and wife crusaded for their son's release -- finally won this past weekend...
  • America's Linguistic Melting Pot

    05/29/2014 2:21:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/20/2014
    Here at GPS, we love deep data dives. We also revel in the fact that America continues to be the melting pot that it has always been. So we were interested to see a piece on Slate.com last week analyzing the most common languages spoken in each state using U.S. census data. This first map is predictable other than English, Spanish is the most spoken language in almost all U.S. states. But watch what happens when you remove Spanish from the equation. Now there is the melting pot. In Michigan, Arabic clocks in as the third most commonly spoken...
  • Microsoft Shows Off Real-Time Skype Translator

    05/27/2014 11:19:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Wednesday May 28, 2014
    Microsoft Corp showed off a test version of a real-time, spoken-word translation service for Skype calls on Tuesday, the first time the world's largest software company has demonstrated the breakthrough technology publicly in the United States. Skype Translator, as it is currently called, allows speakers in different languages to hear the other's words spoken in their own language, according to a demo introduced by chief executive officer Satya Nadella at the Code Conference technology gathering in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
  • FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. "I Told T.I. ...'THESE HOS AIN'T LOYAL'" [Paging Don Imus]

    05/27/2014 9:14:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    tmz ^ | 5/27/14
    Hours after Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. and T.I. squared off over the rapper's wife ... Floyd sent a not so subtle message to T.I. ... "These hos ain't loyal."
  • Pope, Netanyahu spar over Jesus' native language

    05/26/2014 10:50:43 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 May 2014 | Reuters
    Pope Francis and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traded words on Monday over the language spoken by Jesus two millennia ago. "Jesus was here, in this land. He spoke Hebrew," Netanyahu told Francis, at a public meeting in Jerusalem in which the Israeli leader cited a strong connection between Judaism and Christianity. "Aramaic," the pope interjected. "He spoke Aramaic, but he knew Hebrew," Netanyahu shot back. Like many things in the Middle East, where the pope is on the last leg of a three-day visit, modern-day discourse about Jesus is complicated and often political. A Jew, Jesus was born in...
  • Steve King Takes on Senate Girly Men (well worth watching in entirety)

    05/23/2014 11:05:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 5/23/14 | Daniel Horowitz
    Senator Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer have taken it upon themselves to single out Rep. Steve King on the floor of the Senate for having the courage to stand for We the People against open borders. As we noted yesterday, the party has refused to defend him, and top NRSC aides are involved in an ad campaign against him. Well, when nobody in the party defends you, a mans got to do it himself. King took to the House floor to respond to them. You can watch the full clip here.
  • Nevada GOP: Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion Language Not Needed on Platform

    05/10/2014 11:40:53 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 10 2012 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The Nevada Republican Party is defending its decision to remove anti-gay and anti-abortion language from its state platform, saying that the exclusions doesn't mean the party is "for" either issue. Members of the delegation, meeting with other party members at the Republican National Convention's meeting in Memphis, rebuked Oklahoma Republican National Committee member Carolyn McLarty, who questioned Nevada Republicans' loyalty to the national party's goals in an email, reports The Washington Times. -SNIP- Nevada says it shortened its platform to benefit voters and candidates, but Arizona RNC member Bruce Ash said he questions the state party's strategy in picking the...
  • Four Types Of Love [Ecumenical]

    05/07/2014 12:46:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    paxvobisca.tripod.com ^ | not given | paxvobisca.tripod.com
    FOUR TYPES OF LOVE There is much confusion today on the subject of love because we are limited to only one English word (love) with a broad range of meanings. For example, if I said, "I love my wife, I love my dog, I love apple pie," obviously I am not talking about love in the same degree or definition. In the New Testament period there were four major Greek words that were used. Eros Love - A word that was not actually used in the New Testament but was alluded to. It meant physical passion; its gratification and...
  • The Savage Nation Monthly Thread - MAY 2014 - 3 to 6pm ET

    05/05/2014 10:12:06 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 72 replies
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  • Man Up, Dont Be A Pussy Labeled Offensive Language at Duke University

    04/29/2014 12:53:27 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 96 replies
    The College Fix ^ | April 28, 2014 | Claire E. Healey
    A new word-discouragement campaign at Duke University has labeled phrases such as Man Up, Thats So Gay, and Dont Be a Pussy offensive language that delegitimizes homosexuality and oppresses and insults people. But as the campaign has gained national popularity, its detractors have bristled at the effort, calling it a politically correct war on words that will stifle free speech and suggesting its true aim is to redefine terms to control public opinion and ultimately public policy.
  • Crimea on Bumpy Road to Becoming a Russian Province

    04/16/2014 8:11:30 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Apr. 16 2014 17:30 | Reuters
    Natalya Rudenko's ears were still ringing from being shouted at by a father demanding that the Ukrainian-language school she has run for 17 years in Crimea's capital now teach in Russian when local officials turned up at her office to dismiss her.
  • Liberals are winning the language war

    04/14/2014 8:35:19 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 90 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/11/2014 | Keith Koffler
    Are conservatives linguistically challenged? Or are they just nave enough to think they can win the battle of ideas with ideas? Okay, and money. Conservatives, like liberals, will spend huge amounts of money this year to get their ideas across to voters. But what they fail to do is bundle their thoughts into a bright, shiny linguistic package that explodes in the face of their enemies when opened. The left has assembled a rich lexicon of phrases that serve either as stilettos that can be turned again and again in the guts of their opponents, or shields that obscure...
  • Looking for an an older essay on immigration focussing on failure to push assimilation and English.

    04/14/2014 2:05:13 AM PDT · by Yehuda · 13 replies
    unknown (Townhall?) | unknown | unknown
    A while back I read a terrific essay on why our failure to insist on more assimilation by immigrants (and immigrants' failure to speak English) was going to destroy America. IIRC, the essay was written (and may have been a speech) by a former Senator or Congressman, and was written in the form of "if you want to see America destroyed, then keep allowing this, and keep permitting that" I'd appreciate any links to that essay.
  • Married couples separated by German language test

    04/06/2014 4:36:01 AM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    AP ^ | April 6, 2014 | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER
    Marriage was supposed to bring them together. Instead, it was the beginning of a long ordeal apart. Germany blocked Nguyen from entering the country after she flunked the language test that Germany requires aspiring immigrants to pass even those married to Germans.
  • Bilingual Nations: Language as a pretense for invasion.

    03/30/2014 6:43:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/30/2014 | James Longstreet
    History has many examples of language and culture being used as a pretense for invasion. Of late, Putins reasoning for invading Crimea contained some type of ordained responsibility to protect Russian speaking people. This follows the model set by Germany as they invaded Czechoslovakia to protect the Germans in Sudetenland. Hitler merely followed a litany of historical examples based on the same manufactured excuse. When it is suggested that English become the official national language of the United States, it is in part presented to solidify the nation and promote assimilation not only of language but also of culture. The...
  • Principal who told kids not to speak Spanish will lose job

    03/19/2014 1:48:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/19/14 | Lisa Gray
    The Hempstead school board won't renew the contract of a principal who instructed her students not to speak Spanish, in a rapidly-evolving district where more than half of the students, like many Texas schools, are now Hispanic. Hempstead Middle School Principal Amy Lacey was placed on paid administrative leave in December after reportedly announcing, via intercom, that students were not to speak Spanish on the school's campus. The Hispanic population of the rural area, roughly 50 miles northwest of Houston, is growing quickly, and Latino advocates say that it's important to allow Spanish in public schools.
  • Kansas, Arizona prevail in voter citizenship suit

    03/19/2014 1:32:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | March 19, 2014 | By Dion Lefler
    A judge in Wichita has ordered a federal commission to enforce Kansas and Arizona laws requiring documents proving citizenship for new voters. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren ordered the Election Assistance Commission to immediately add Kansas- and Arizona-specific instructions to the federal voter registration form. Those instructions will say that new registrants will have to provide documents proving citizenship before being allowed to vote, as required by state law. --SNIP-- The League of Women Voters and others have said requiring the proofs essentially makes it impossible to register voters in the kind of sidewalk or shopping-center drives that were once...
  • City wants cabbies to clean up their act, speak some English

    03/19/2014 7:04:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 18, 2014 | By Tony Bizjak
    Its time for downtown cabbies to clean up their act, the city says. In an effort to rein in taxi drivers who the city says soil Sacramentos reputation by offering poor or sloppy service, Sacramento officials have drawn up new ground rules: Drivers must wear collared shirts, slacks and closed-toed shoes. They must drive newer vehicles and keep them cleaner. They must accept credit cards. And they must take a test to prove they can speak some English and count change correctly.
  • The Savage Nation Weekly Thread - March 17-21, 2014 - 3 to 6pm ET

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  • 'Ban Bossy' campaign started by Hillary Clinton donor -- ahead of 2016 run

    03/13/2014 7:32:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/13/14 | Ashe Schow
    Make no mistake, there is always a deeper agenda whenever a seemingly innocent campaign pops up overnight. On Sunday, Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg launched a new campaign, known as 'Ban Bossy,' which would - as you can imagine - encourage people to ban the word bossy. ....Sandberg is an ally of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. Sandberg worked as former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers' chief of staff under President Bill Clinton during his second term and maxed out in personal campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton in 2007 and...
  • Urging the Congress of the United States to designate Spanish as the official language

    03/13/2014 6:04:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    http://legiscan.com ^ | march 10, 2014
    PennsylvaniaHouse Resolution 665 PA State Legislature page for HR665 Summary: A Resolution urging the Congress of the United States to designate Spanish as the official language of the United States and to mandate its use in all official acts of the Federal Government.
  • Pause Is Seen in a Continents Peopling

    03/13/2014 1:09:15 PM PDT · by Defiant · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 12, 2014 | Nicholas Wade
    Using a new method for exploring ancient relationships among languages, linguists have found evidence further illuminating the peopling of North America about 14,000 years ago. Their findings follow a recent proposal that the ancestors of Native Americans were marooned for some 15,000 years on a now sunken plain before they reached North America. This idea, known as the Beringian standstill hypothesis, has been developed by geneticists and archaeologists over the last seven years. It holds that the ancestors of Native Americans did not trek directly across the land bridge that joined Siberia to Alaska until the end of the last...
  • Hillary's Slur [Flashback: Anti-Semitic Language from HRC--as she claims Putin is "Hitler"]

    03/05/2014 7:34:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/18/2000 | Jonah Goldberg
    The New York Times exonerates Hillary Clinton on the charge that she called an aide a f***ing Jew bastard. Thats fine by me. I dont think it would be that big a deal if she did say it. But I do think she said it. My reasons are simple: Three witnesses swear to it, she has a well-documented history of swearing like a Russian sailor drunk on rubbing alcohol, she comes from a background where people said these sorts of things, and shes not very good on Jewish issues when she is not running for the Senate from the state...
  • The Savage Nation Weekly Thread - March 3-7, 2014 - 3pm to 6pmET

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  • The Language of Obamacare

    02/27/2014 12:27:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2014 | Rich Galen
    A couple of weeks ago I made the point that Democrats had been on a mission to remove the word "Obamacare" from the American lexicon. For the better part of January, using the word "Obamacare" would cause them to launch into a finger-wagging lecture on the name of the program - the ACA. I countered that the real name was the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. If the Left could chose a pseudonym, "ACA," then so could I, "Obamacare." We have won that fight. On the floor of the United States Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) was engaged...
  • NFL to penalize use of racial slur

    02/22/2014 1:38:57 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    espn ^ | 2/22/14
    The head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which monitors diversity in the NFL, expects the league to institute a rule where players would be penalized 15 yards for using the N-word on the field. John Wooten, the head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, anticipates that the NFL's competition committee will enact the rule at the owners' meeting next month. "We did talk about it, I'm sure that you saw near the end of the year that Fritz Pollard (Alliance) came out very strong with the message that the league needs to do something about the language on the field," said...
  • New robot cops tackle traffic congestion

    02/19/2014 9:38:44 AM PST · by null and void · 8 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 02/13/2014 | Jeffrey Bausch
    Bots are being used in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Well, I guess we can file this story under the Didnt see that coming category: Two new robot cops have been put in place along the intersection of Boulevard Triomphal and Huileries Avenue in Kinshasa, part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for the sole purpose of easing traffic congestion. The two gigantic bots are solar-powered, and were designed by engineers from the Kinshasa Higher Institute of Applied Technique. A bit funny looking in the sense that they look like theyre from a long-lost science fiction flick, the...
  • 6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn Spanish (As a second language)

    02/15/2014 11:36:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/15/2013 | Amanda Macias and Gus Lubin
    We've read the arguments for learning French, but let's be honest: Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, or any other language with growing global importance would be a better choice. Spanish may be the best choice of all for a second language, which is why its popularity in schools is soaring worldwide. Here are some reasons why you should estudiar. 1. Spanish isn't a foreign language anymore. In the U.S., Spanish is rising ahead of any other non-English language at a rapid pace, with a steady flow of new immigrants from Latin America and growth in the already large Hispanic population. According...
  • Arabic is #1 language spoken by refugees admitted to US during Obama reign

    02/08/2014 11:08:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 2/8/14 | Pamela Geller
    Top ten languages spoken by recent refugees Top 10 Languages Spoken by Arrived Refugees as of Sep 30, 2013 Arabic, the language of Islam. I warned of the consequences of the refugee resettlement programs, the diversity visasand the religious visas (with only one particular religion enjoying preferential status) in my book, Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. This runs counter to recommendations made by the AFDI 18-point platform in defense of freedom: AFDI calls for an immediate halt of immigration by Muslims into nations that do not currently have a Muslim majority population. AFDI calls...
  • The SAVAGE Nation! Feb. 3, 2014

    02/03/2014 12:19:33 PM PST · by fishtank · 47 replies
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  • Why Verbal Tee-Ups Like 'To Be Honest' Often Signal Insincerity

    01/22/2014 9:16:54 AM PST · by don-o · 37 replies
    WSJ ^ | January 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Bernstein
    A friend of mine recently started a conversation with these words: "Don't take this the wrong way" I wish I could tell you what she said next. But I wasn't listeningmy brain had stalled. I was bracing for the sentence that would follow that phrase, which experience has taught me probably wouldn't be good. Certain phrases just seem to creep into our daily speech. We hear them a few times and suddenly we find ourselves using them. We like the way they sound, and we may find they are useful. They may make it easier to say something difficult or...
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  • More men speaking in girls' 'dialect', study shows

    01/19/2014 2:48:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 5, 2013 | Melissa Hogenboom
    More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia. But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.