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  • Norman Lear On His Latino "All in the Family"Why Trump Is America's "Middle Finger"

    01/21/2016 8:18:23 AM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies ^ | January 21, 2016 | Gregg Kilday
    The TV veteran — the subject of Sundance's opening night film 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You' — sounds off on politics and reveals his Democratic presidential choice.
  • Is there a doctor in the house? [Brian] Blessed's heart scare on stage

    01/21/2015 9:44:31 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | January 20, 2015 | QUENTIN LETTS
    Veteran actor Brian Blessed collapsed on stage with an apparent heart problem while playing King Lear. The 78-year-old had just started delivering his lines at the start of the Shakespearean tragedy when he fainted, toppled off a raised platform and fell heavily, his crown rolling to a halt at the front of the stage. Fellow actor Noel White, playing the Earl of Kent, announced quietly: Ladies and gentlemen, this is not part of the play. Is there a doctor in the house? Indeed there was. A barely conscious Mr Blessed, flat on his back and surrounded by worried cast members...
  • Candidate's daughter to voters: "Don't vote for my dad"

    07/28/2010 6:37:15 PM PDT · by paudio · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 27, 2010 | Ben Fenwick
    Jan Schill has a message for voters in Oklahoma choosing a district judge in elections on Tuesday -- do not vote for my dad. She and her husband have taken out newspaper ads urging voters not to vote for John Mantooth, who they believe had a lousy record as a judge and does not deserve the job.
  • "Born Again American"

    01/24/2010 7:58:25 PM PST · by Red RN · 19 replies · 546+ views
    Does anyone know anything about this group? It is a 503c that was started by Norman Lear. According to the website it "is committed to the rebirth and re-expression of citizenship through informed and thoughtful activism." Forgive me if I screw up this post, I've never doe it before....
  • Diagnosing Lear

    06/06/2007 9:57:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,975+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | June 2007 | Anthony Daniels
    Doctors have been trying to diagnose King Lear for more than two centuries. They haven’t succeeded, of course, for a couple of reasons that are not mutually exclusive: first, King Lear does not exist, and second he is not available for tests or examination. The latest technology, no matter how sophisticated, will never settle the matter. No imaging studies for King Lear: he was born much too soon for them, and now will never be diagnosed properly. Not, of course, that that puts doctors off, far from it. Nineteenth-century mad doctors in Britain and America said Lear’s case was...
  • Mrs. Norman Lear: If Dems Don't Win, the Only Answer 'Will Be to Take to the Streets'

    10/23/2006 12:25:05 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 40 replies · 950+ views ^ | 10/23/2006 | NewsBusters
    Lyn Davis Lear is worried. As Mrs. Norman Lear writes in the Huffington Post, President Bush, Karl Rove and Vice President Cheney appear awfully confident of retaining a Congressional majority. This, despite the fact the mainstream media merrily reports every poll suggesting a huge Democratic victory, if not a landslide, is only two weeks away. Mrs. Lear frets that Republicans are planning an election eve surprise, or may win by spending so much more than their opponents. Then again, maybe they're planning to just steal the election. Gore Vidal suggested to her that "the Bush-Cheney henchmen could simply call on...
  • UF professors create system to help during hurricanes [power, water & refrigeration from one system]

    08/04/2006 10:57:45 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 469+ views
    Gainesville Sun ^ | 8/3/06 | Katie Burns
    A system that provides electricity, refrigeration and water - the three vital elements of emergency situations such as hurricanes and war - has been created by two University of Florida professors. William Lear, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and S.A. Sherif, a mechanical engineering professor, combined a gas turbine power plant with a heat-operated refrigeration system. The cool air from the refrigerator makes the turbine more efficient and powerful, Lear said, while waste heat from the turbine then powers the refrigeration. The engine, which runs on conventional fossil fuels, biomass-produced fuels or hydrogen, also forms about one...
  • Moroccans Learn To Write Berber

    12/19/2005 3:17:11 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 477+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-19-2005 | Martha Dixon
    Moroccans learn to write Berber By Martha Dixon BBC News, Morocco In a village school perched on a hill on the edge of Morocco's Atlas Mountains, Amazigh children are learning in their own language. The Berber script - Tifinagh - is related to Egyptian hieroglyphics Morocco has been dominated by Arabic culture since the seventh century when the Arabs swept across the Middle East and North Africa in the name of Islam. Now the original inhabitants of this country are reasserting their influence. The word Amazigh means free or noble, but the Arabs called the Amazigh people Berbers - or...
  • The Rise and Decline of Joe Wilson

    05/10/2004 3:35:32 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 11 replies · 572+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 05/17/2004 | Matthew Continetti
    New York ON A THURSDAY they had the book party. It was a simple affair: just family, friends, coworkers, and journalists. They came to Ambassador Joseph Wilson's house, nestled in the ritzy Palisades neighborhood of Northwest Washington, to celebrate the release of his first book, The Politics of Truth. One thing Joe Wilson keeps track of is his "Notoriety Quotient," or the amount of attention he receives from the media. And that Thursday it seemed to be on the rise. For the past week The Politics of Truth was mentioned in the same breath as Ron Suskind's The Price of...