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  • Amazon's Alexa will soon be teaching your child manners

    05/09/2018 1:35:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 04/28/2018 | Hayley Tsukayama
    Amazon.com's Alexa has a little something to teach your kids about manners. After receiving feedback from some parents concerned about how voice assistants are affecting their kids attitudes, the company updated Alexa to reward children who asks for things nicely. Kids are some of the biggest fans of voice assistants, with some learning to talk to Alexa, Apple's Siri or Google's Assistant before they can form full sentences. But some parents have worried that having voice assistants around the house will make their children more rude, since the youngsters can bark out demands for a favorite television station or song...
  • 'Never look bored... even if you are': Vintage dating guide

    12/05/2017 11:13:26 AM PST · by mairdie · 89 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 December 2017 | Hana Carter
    The illustrated guide, which was published by Click Parade magazine in the US in 1938 and recently resurfaced online, includes a string of warnings modern girls would baulk at; from minimising their alcohol intake to always looking interested - even if their date's chat is less than scintillating. Ladies wishing to touch up their make-up were also warned never to do in front of a man - only in private - and urged not to make conversation on the dancefloor. Read on for more 'tips' that will make you thankful you're on the dating scene in 2017.
  • Teepee Etiquette

    08/11/2017 6:00:24 AM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies
    The Art of Manlness ^ | 1912 | Ernest Thompson Seton
    Editor’s note: The following excerpt on “Teepee Etiquette — The Unwritten Law of the Lodge,” was taken from The Book of Woodcraft and Indian Lore (1912) by Ernest Thompson Seton. Seton said he gathered these maxims on American Indian hospitality “chiefly from observations of actual practice, but in many cases from formal precept.” They’re still largely apropo for modern hosts entertaining visiting guests in their “teepee” (though your mother-in-law may disagree).Teepee Etiquette — The Unwritten Law of the Lodge Be hospitable.Always assume that your guest is tired, cold, and hungry.Always give your guest the place of honor in the...
  • Pat Caddell: Grace, Thats Whats Missing As Obamas Prepare To Leave White House

    12/20/2016 10:25:25 AM PST · by blam · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-20-2016 | Dan Riehl
    Dan ReihlDecember 20, 2016Political pollster and analyst Pat Caddell told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Monday that, concerning the Obamas leaving the White House, We are watching this ending here. Its not quite as bad as the Clintons but the lack of grace, thats whats missing here. Caddells remarks came after hearing Michelle Obamas now infamous comments to Oprah Winfrey: The First Lady was asked by Oprah Winfrey whether she thinks that her husbands administration had achieved his promise of hope for America. Yes. I do, she said. Because we feel the difference now. See, now,...
  • South Carolina Teacher Creates Gentlemans Club to Teach Young Students How to Be Gentlemen

    03/10/2016 9:41:00 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Feb 2016 | TRENT BAKER
    A South Carolina elementary teacher is working to help his young students learn how to act like gentlemen, according to a report by WSMV. Raymond Nelson of Memminger Elementary in Downtown Charleston hosts 60 kids every Wednesday at the Gentlemans Club, where the children are taught how to dress and act like gentlemen. He works with children who are at-risk children and came up with this idea to help the children. I was thinking maybe if I have the boys dress for success, said Nelson. When was the last time you saw someone fighting in a tuxedo? The clubs motto...
  • Why Max Lucado Broke His Political Silence for Trump

    02/26/2016 11:28:18 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 59 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Feb 26, 206 | Richard Clark
    Max Lucado is a pastor in San Antonio and a bestselling author of 32 books including the most recent Glory Days. In a 2004 piece, Christianity Today dubbed Max Lucado “America’s Pastor,” alluding to his broad appeal to mainstream Americans. Part of that appeal can be attributed to his approach to politics: typically, he stays out of it. He never endorsed or opposed a presidential candidate. Then Trump happened. In a recent blog post, Max Lucado chose to speak out against what he calls Trump’s “antics,” insisting that, “such insensitivities wouldn’t even be acceptable even for a middle school student...
  • The Classiest Debate Moment That No-One Noticed – Never Leave A Good Man Down

    02/07/2016 8:12:39 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 328 replies
    Few people will talk about this, and fewer will even want to acknowledge it, but what Donald Trump did before the debate even began shows the measure of a real man's worth. Trump and Carson At the beginning of the ABC debate, each of the candidates were being introduced in a specific order. The first name called to the stage was Chris Christie. The applause was loud and lingered through the time when Martha Raddatz called the second candidate Ben Carson. Dr. Carson did not hear his name called (easy to understand why when you listen to the video) and...
  • Exclusive: New Emails on Secret Benghazi Weapons

    09/13/2015 12:06:35 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2015 September 11 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    On the third anniversary of the Benghazi terrorist attack, emails reviewed by Fox News raise significant questions about US government support for the secret shipment of weapons to the Libyan opposition.During the Spring of 2011, as the Obama administration ramped up efforts to topple the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, a licensed American arms dealer, Marc Turi, his business partner formerly with the CIA, senior US military officials in Europe and Africa as well as a former staffer for republican Senator John McCain considered logistics for arming the rebels, according to the emails exclusively obtained by Fox Business and Fox News....
  • Foul Language, Decorum, & the Soul

    10/27/2015 8:08:24 AM PDT · by don-o · 26 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | October 27, 2015 | Bradley J. Birzer
    While my memories might verge on the edge of fuzzy nostalgia from time to time, I remember quite clearly what the women and men of the 1970s did, said, and believed in small-town American neighborhoods. In those years, I absolutely loved reading (and researching and writing), but I also loved running, biking, and exploring. I could be rather well. ..hyper. When I got too hyper and misbehaved, neighbors (usually women, as the men were at work) corrected me. I do not remember ever being spanked by a neighbor, but I certainly remember receiving stern talking tos. The worst thing to...
  • Obama and Biden Were Running Late for the Pope, So They Made His Plane Turn Around

    09/22/2015 1:09:09 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 95 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 22, 2015 | Emma Green
    s the pope stalkers of the world watched his flight path on the Alitalia website, suddenly the plane started making donuts. Several loops over North Carolina later, the pope is back on his way to D.C.: A source on the ground at Joint Base Andrews said several government officials told him the reason the plane started circling was that Obama and Biden are running late to the greeting ceremony. Ooops. Seems like even the bishop of Rome has to adjust his schedule around Beltway traffic.
  • British Jihadist Gripes About Arab Manners and Appalling Kitchen Cleanliness in Islamic State

    09/17/2015 12:59:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/17/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    A British jihadi posted a gripe-fest about the Islamic State on his Tumblr account, ripping on Arab manners including other jihadists walking off with his shoes.Omar Hussain, a 27-year-old former grocery employee from southern England, goes by Abu Sa’eed Al-Britani since running off to join ISIS. He frequently writes PR, including an appeal for doctors to come to the Islamic State, and other missives.His post on the “Culture Clash” is, like other writings, pulled from his “Message of a Mujahid” video series. His first complaint is that Arab get up in others’ private space too much.“They see no issue in...
  • Wilberforce didnt quit: Neither should those who fight to save unborn babies

    08/06/2015 1:53:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Blogging Theologically ^ | 08/06/2015 | BY AARON ARMSTRONG
    Forty-six years.That’s how long William Wilberforce labored to see the end of slavery in the British Empire. His work began in earnest in 1787 when he first came into contact with abolitionists such as Thomas Clarkson, Hannah More and Charles Middleton. These activists found a kindred spirit in Wilberforce, whose conversion to the Christian faith had given birth to an abiding concern for social reform—so much so, in fact, that he wrote in his diary, “God Almighty has set before me two great objects, the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners.”The dark and dehumanizing practice of slavery weighed heavy on him. He first...
  • LeBron violates royal protocol, puts arm around Kate Middleton during photo

    12/09/2014 9:51:14 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/9 | Kelly Dwyer
    As part of a holiday and also in support of the NBA Cares initiative, Prince William and Kate Middleton took in a Brooklyn Nets-Cleveland Cavaliers contest on Tuesday night, sitting alongside unofficial NBA ambassador Dikembe Mutombo. The royals sat courtside as the Cavaliers broke a tie game in the third quarter and ran away with a lopsided 110-81 score. Following the contest, LeBron James was kind enough to pose for a photo opportunity with Prince William and Kate, but he appeared to break a protocol that even the most ardent stateside royal admirers might still be unaware of. Thats right,...
  • Mom complains after restaurant kicks her out for changing diaper at table

    08/13/2014 7:52:56 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 64 replies
    Today Parents ^ | August 12, 2014 | Chris Serico
    A Texas woman has filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau after the staff of a pizzeria reportedly kicked her out for changing her babys diaper on a chair in the middle of the restaurant. In the report filed Thursday, Miranda Sowers informed the Houston branch of the BBB that she and her three daughters, including a 3-month-old, had visited Brothers Pizza Express in Spring, Texas. Was the restaurant right to kick out a mom for changing baby's diaper at the table? Yes 74%No 26% Total Votes: 9,334 Voting When I asked about a changing table in the restroom,...
  • Why should we accept the hell of other peoples kids?

    05/08/2014 5:48:49 AM PDT · by relictele · 98 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 08 May 2014 | Amanda Craig
    Is there anyone on the planet who wouldnt pay to avoid travelling with other peoples children? A survey has found that almost 70 per cent of travellers think planes should have child-free zones. Half of those would pay up to 63 extra to fly without children, especially on long-haul flights. I can see what they mean. Flying back from Italy recently, I had my back so thoroughly bruised by a small, restless boy that if King Herod were standing in the European elections, Id almost be tempted. Under normal circumstances, I like children an eccentricity which has led to...
  • No Slice for You: How Rockaway Beach Got Its Very Own Pizza Nazi

    02/11/2014 9:36:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    <p>Slices aren't an option at Whitney Aycock's Rockaway Beach pizza shop, as he will happily explain to anyone who orders one: If you want a slice, go to Elegantes. I dont give a fig, he told one customer late on a recent Friday night. Next in line was a pair of teenagers. One was eager to sample Aycock's handcrafted creations. The other was scared to try something new. She asked for plain. Plain pizza? Aycock asked, sounding offended. What is plain pizza? After a playful yet testy exchange, both kids turned around without making an order and fled out the door. Aycock was fine with losing the sale if it helped him make his point.</p>
  • Why are liberals so rude to the right?

    05/27/2013 5:04:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 27, 2013 | Leften Wright
    Too many people who lean left would rather crack nasty jokes than actually be liberal and listen to other views. Why is it that liberals feel no qualms about being rude? Far too many people who are perfectly polite and courteous, otherwise, think nothing of insulting you for not sharing their political opinions. They look at us with disdain, thinking we're unenlightened conservatives and never hesitating to say so. As the lone conservative at the tennis courts, I cringe at the Sarah Palin jokes and the jabs at Mormons. When news came on 9/11 that planes had struck the World...
  • Heroic Theatergoer Smashes Cell Phone, Gets Thrown Out

    05/16/2013 4:55:24 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    The Gothamist.com ^ | May 16,2013 | TonyBeard)
    We can't count the number of times we've wanted to enact vengeance on some inconsiderate audience member whose cell phone goes off during a performance. But, like most people, we just bottle that fury up deep down inside and take it out on the break room vending machine later. Not Kevin Williamson. Last night the National Review writer was in attendance at the marvelous new musical Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 when one theatergoer's incessant cell phone use finally drove him over the edge... into vigilantism. The stellar productiona swinging cabaret-type musical adaptation loosely adapted from Leo...
  • Streets of Love, Streets of Hate!

    10/01/2012 5:20:22 PM PDT · by Revolting cat! · 17 replies
    Revolting cat! | 10/01/2012 | Revolting cat!
    I take a lot of photographs. So many, that my Sony DSLR broke, probably from abuse of my use, the LCD screen in the OVF mode wont display, though everything else works OK, and two distant repair outfits sent me estimates of $200 and $235 plus shipping, while Sony says send it in, well tell ya. (Ever hear any more of local repair shops for anything?) Repair or replace? Anyway, walking downtown this afternoon I saw a familiar figure a tenor saxophone player, a very good one, who plays at some or other spot downtown all the time, really, I...
  • Kim Komando: 10 Commandments For Mobile Manners

    07/14/2012 11:13:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    The Kim Komando Show ^ | July 14, 2012 | Kim Komando
    1. Thou shalt give top priority to those who are with you. Listen intently when you are with friends, family members and coworkers. When you constantly check messages, you send the message that other people and things are more important to you.