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  • Google could let you record, share and replay your memories [going forward]

    07/23/2015 2:00:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Here's how it would work: Wearing a headset similar to Google Glass, you will be able to record audio and video using a mounted camera. You could set the camera to record constantly, you could turn it on or off with a command, or you could set it to automatically start and stop recording during a set period of time or when you are at a particular location. As the video gets uploaded to Google's servers, you'd be able to go back and "Google" your own memories. To trigger memories, customers would ask Google questions like, "What were the paintings...
  • Let’s Use GoFundMe to Start a New Fund Raising Website

    05/04/2015 7:36:43 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 38 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | 5-4-15 | Gary Demar
    Let’s establish a funding site and use GoFundMe to finance the startup. That way, money can be raised for conservative causes and keep the money in conservative hands. There's nothing in GoFundMe’s ever-changing rules that would stop a funding program to start a competing funding company.
  • CBS Affiliate Employee Being Investigated for Bogus Fraud Report against ‘Memories Pizza’

    04/03/2015 12:38:19 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 103 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/3/2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Alix Bryan, a social media employee with WTVR-TV, the CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia, is being investigated by station management for filing a false fraud report to GoFundMe against Memories Pizza, a spokesman told The Gateway Pundit on Friday . . . . . .“I have reported the GoFundMe for Memories Pizza for fraud. Just in case." When challenged for filing a fraud complaint based on no evidence, Bryan said “that is totally acceptable to do” and that had she looked in to the matter after she filed her complaint. “Also, that is totally acceptable to do. I also did...
  • At Memories Pizza, New Threats Arise; Press's Determination to Ignore Them Continues

    04/03/2015 11:14:57 AM PDT · by celmak · 91 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 04/02/2015 | Tom Blumer
    Update, April 3: The Indiana man who claims to have been hacked now admits that he wasn't, but says he was "joking" about robbing Memories Pizza, and is threatening to sue those who exposed his (ahem) public comments. Those of us following the Memories Pizza story won't have trouble remembering it as the years go by, thanks only partially to the Walkerton, Indiana store's fairly unusual name for a pizzeria. What will also easy to recall are the "memories" of the unhinged and threatening leftist behavior that accompanied its owner's simple statement that, if the request ever arose, they would...
  • Over $500,000 Raised for Christian Pizzeria After Threats Force Owners into Hiding

    04/03/2015 9:05:54 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-3-2015 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday, the co-owner of Memories Pizza told a local Indiana television station that the restaurant would not cater pizzas to a gay wedding. Indiana Pizza Shop Won't Cater to Gays, is Happy with 'Religious Liberty' Law: VIDEO #RFRA— Towleroad (@tlrd) April 1, 2015 On Wednesday, talk radio host Dana Loesch spoke with Crystal O’Connor, the co-owner of Memories Pizza. Crystal told Dana the family is in hiding and were unable to open the store Wednesday after receiving several threats. Nearly $500,000 has been raised so far for the Christian business owners on a Go-Fund Me website. 
  • New memories implanted in mice while they sleep

    03/10/2015 6:07:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    New Scientist ^ | March 9, 2015 | Jessica Hamzelou
    Sleeping minds: prepare to be hacked. For the first time, conscious memories have been implanted into the minds of mice while they sleep. The same technique could one day be used to alter memories in people who have undergone traumatic events. When we sleep, our brain replays the day's activities. The pattern of brain activity exhibited by mice when they explore a new area during the day, for example, will reappear, speeded up, while the animal sleeps. This is thought to be the brain practising an activity - an essential part of learning. People who miss out on sleep do...
  • Everyday Mother Memories

    02/19/2015 4:09:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | February 19,2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Earlier this week, my sister Kathy called me, "Am I correct in thinking that Mom used to send us little kid Valentine's like the ones school children use?" "Yes, she did," I replied. This is our second Valentine's Day without our mom. Maybe as a school teacher our mom found these Valentine's cards the most appealing, or more likely, they were left over from when we were children and she was too frugal to buy new ones until the old ones were gone. A few days later Kathy called again, "I ordered flowers from Oak Mountain florist for the First...
  • 8 Reasons Children of the 1970s Should All Be Dead

    08/15/2014 9:54:14 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 329 replies ^ | 09 June 14 | Yeoman Lowbrow
    The way things are going, every kid is going to go to school wearing bubble wrap and a helmet. Back in the 1970s (and earlier), parents didn’t stress about our health and safety as much as they do today. It’s not that they cared less – they just didn’t worry compulsively about it. Parents of 2014 need to be reminded of how less restricted, less supervised, less obsessively safety-conscious things were… and it was just fine. 1. JARTS: IMPALING ARROWS OF DEATH Can your mind comprehend a more deadly toy than a weighted spear that kids hurl through the air...
  • Birth of new brain cells might erase babies’ memories

    05/09/2014 4:11:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Science News ^ | 5/8/14 | Meghan Rosen
    New neurons may explain why adults can’t remember being infants Unlike the proverbial elephants, babies always forget. Infants’ memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests. The findings offer an explanation for why people can’t recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery. The study’s authors “make a very interesting and compelling case,” says neuroscientist and psychiatrist Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute for Mental Health in Bethesda, Md. “It’s just truly fascinating,” he says. “Nobody has actually looked at this very carefully before.” More than 100 years ago, Sigmund...
  • I miss my Dad today... But it was a good day!

    02/02/2014 4:31:54 AM PST · by MacMattico · 11 replies
    I'm not out to put down any other team, just share a story. As a little girl growing up near Syracuse, I became a huge basketball and football fan. My Dad was a huge fan and if we weren't at the game, we had the radio on and the TV turned down. If there were more then just he and I watching a game, we each had our Walkmans on to listen to the local guys, especially during football season, because they didn't bother trying to explain the rules of the game to those that just tuned in to "the...
  • Turns Out Your Kids Really Did Love That Music You Played

    09/06/2013 2:28:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 110 replies
    NPR ^ | September 06, 2013 | Nancy Shute
    Way back in the 1980s, were you the one playing "When Doves Cry" over and over? Well, don't be surprised if your kids wind up doing the same thing. Young adults have strong positive memories of the music their parents loved when they were the same age, a study finds. That flies in the face of the cultural stereotype that children reject their parents' taste in music. Participants in a study on musical memory didn't just say they remembered and loved the music that was popular in the early '80s, when their parents were young. They also loved the music...
  • Tribute for Mother's Day

    05/10/2013 12:40:03 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 10 replies
    Westside Church ^ | May 10, 2013 | Steve
    A Letter to a congregation I Have Two Moms May 10, 2013 Many of you know that I was a foster child. When I was a kid, I had never met my father and then my mother died when I was five years old. My two sisters and I were passed around a bit in the “system.” It wasn’t so fun. For that story see this blog: Then, just before I turned eight, a family with 5 kids of their own took my two sisters and me into their home. My new mother’s name was Gerrie. She is my...
  • Does Anyone Remember...

    03/03/2013 8:02:30 AM PST · by Doc Savage · 89 replies
    March 3, 2013 | Doc Savage
    Waking up to the news these days can not only ruin your day, it can make you irritable, frustrated, and sad. That's when I like to spend a few moments remembering the things that made America such a great place to grow up when I was boy. Here are just a few golden memories: 1. How excited I was when I put on my new Cub Scout uniform for the very first time and my mom was so proud of me. 2. How my friends and I would spend the long hot summers fishing down at the North Side Park...

    11/20/2012 8:04:22 PM PST · by virgil283 · 14 replies
    As I wander on life's pathway I know not what the future holds As I ponder, hope grows fonder Precious sacred scenes unfold Precious memories, how they lingerHow they ever flood my soulIn the stillness of the midnightPrecious sacred scenes unfold Precious memories, how they lingerHow they ever flood my soulIn the stillness of the midnightPrecious sacred scenes unfold Precious memories, how they lingerHow they ever flood my soulIn the stillness of the midnightPrecious sacred scenes unfold WAYLON JENNINGS - PRECIOUS MEMORIES
  • River Divides & Tanyard Ln.

    07/02/2012 2:28:24 PM PDT · by Revski
    Revski's Youtube Classics ^ | 7-2-2012 | Revski
    The stories of this video are true and the place where these stories happened is Chepachet Rhode Island in the early and late 1960s. Chepachet, is an American Indian name meaning, “River Divides“. The actual river sound was recorded from the Chepachet river.
  • Ok everyone let's get away from all of the DEPRESSING STUFF...

    04/20/2012 12:46:56 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 163 replies
    20 April2012 | US Navy Vet
    ...what was the most POSITIVE Nostalgic memory all of you have from your Childhood.
  • The best Christmas gifts ever from Santa?

    12/22/2011 6:28:43 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 8 replies ^ | 22 Dec 2011 | Jay Redfern
    It's Christmas morning, anytime in the 1960s. And by morning, I'm talking 2 or 3 a.m. My brother Jeff and I know Santa Claus has arrived at Grandma and Granddad Hodges' house in rural Rushville and we can't wait until daybreak when we can charge downstairs to see what toys he delivered. Unable to sleep, full of anticipation, we sneak out of the bedroom, edge down a couple of steps, taking turns peeking between the staircase spindles -- hoping to get a glimpse of a new bike, an electric train or a drum set. Mom and Dad finally give the...
  • Orphanage home to only fond memories

    06/03/2011 10:50:27 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 10 replies ^ | May 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Skrapits
    HARVEYS LAKE - Orphanages are often portrayed as grim, cheerless places where children are mistreated, but to Joe Penxa, nothing could be further from the truth. "I have absolutely no remembrance of anything bad about the orphanage. I can't recall a thing," Penxa said, reminiscing in the Harveys Lake home he shares with his wife Helene. He can recall the nice things, though: getting treats literally "under the table," having fun with his classmates and, best of all, spending summers at the orphanage's camp in Noxen. Penxa, now 94, was born in Larksville. When his father died in the influenza...
  • Marilu Henner Remembers Every Day of Her Life (Superior Autobiographical Memory)

    12/20/2010 5:24:01 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 56 replies · 3+ views
    CBS News ^ | 12/20/2010 | staff
    Can you imagine remembering every single day of your life? That's what actress Marilu Henner says she can do. On "The Early Show" Monday, Henner -- one of only six people recognized in the world as having a rare gift called superior autobiographical memory -- explained what life is like remembering every day of her life. Henner and others with the same ability were profiled Sunday on "60 Minutes."
  • A Decade Looking Back

    06/03/2010 11:24:25 AM PDT · by worst-case scenario · 4 replies · 142+ views
    Slate ^ | May 18 2010 | William Saletan
    How will we remember the 2000s? What were the high and low points? Who were the heroes and villains? Already, our impressions and perspectives have changed. Foreign affairs, an afterthought in 2000, exploded in 2001 and dominated the decade until the economic collapse of 2008. The war in Iraq looked good in 2003, then bad in 2006, then better again in 2008. To find out how our perceptions have evolved, we'd like your help with a short interactive experiment. We've selected some notable political moments from the last decade, going back to 1999. We'd like to show you four of...
  • Memories of 6-month Afghanistan tour linger for Reserve nurse

    04/07/2010 5:39:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 307+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Megan Just
    4/7/2010 - MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) -- Maj. Deborah Lehker's job isn't an easy one to leave behind. For the past six months she has been a member of a three-person team of medical professionals caring for critically wounded servicemembers during medical evacuations in Afghanistan. When she arrived at March Air Reserve Base March 10 for outprocessing, she was ecstatic to be back in the United States and just hours away from the short flight that would take her the rest of the way home to her family in Phoenix. "It's going to be awesome," she said with...
  • Psychic computer shows your thoughts on screen

    12/28/2009 10:29:31 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 1,108+ views
    Scientists have discovered how to “read” minds by scanning brain activity and reproducing images of what people are seeing — or even remembering. Researchers have been able to convert into crude video footage the brain activity stimulated by what a person is watching or recalling. The breakthrough raises the prospect of significant benefits, such as allowing people who are unable to move or speak to communicate via visualisation of their thoughts; recording people’s dreams; or allowing police to identify criminals by recalling the memories of a witness. However, it could also herald a new Big Brother era, similar to that...

    12/22/2009 8:23:00 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 2 replies · 219+ views
    Vanity ^ | 1997 | Dick Bachert
    I wrote this in 1997. While the world in which many of us spent our early years has been largely turned upside down and the aches and pains of growing older become more frequent and noticeable with each passing year, the root message of the birth we arbitrarily celebrate each December 25th is timeless. It is even more vital for fallen sinners who call themselves “Christians” -- especially THIS one -- to embrace that message. Please pray with me that – with God’s help – we can return America to her roots so that our grandchildren will have the peace...
  • Germans In The Woods

    11/11/2009 8:47:14 PM PST · by B-Chan · 8 replies · 1,110+ views
    Rauch Bros. Studios ^ | November 11, 2009 | Joseph Robertson
    86-year-old World War II veteran Joseph Robertson fought for the Allies at the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler’s last major offensive. Amidst fierce combat and harsh winter weather, both the Germans and the Allies suffered heavy casualties. But Mr. Robertson has never been able to forget one young soldier he killed there. In July 2005, he shared this memory with son-in-law John Fish, Jr. at a StoryCorps MobileBooth in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Accidental Discovery During Surgery Reverses Memory Loss

    10/08/2009 8:08:44 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 34 replies · 1,451+ views ^ | January 30th | Michael Asher
    I won't post anything here because I'm not sure of their rules.
  • Fetuses Have Memories, Study Says

    07/20/2009 7:41:30 PM PDT · by fishhound · 16 replies · 828+ views
    Aol/Live Science ^ | Monday July 20,2009 | Rachael Rettner ,
    (July 20) - You probably recall little of your days in the womb, but a new study suggests that short-term memory may be present in fetuses at 30 weeks of age. Until a few decades ago, "people would say that the human fetus is a sort of black box," said Dr. Jan Nijhuis, a co-author of the study and an obstetrician at Maastricht University Medical Center in The Netherlands. Studies over the years have started to reveal more about the neurological development of humans before they are born, but researchers are still trying to figure out when memory begins and...
  • Fetuses found to have memories

    07/16/2009 8:01:24 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 19 replies · 1,667+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/16/09 | Jennifer Harper
    They weigh less than 3 pounds, usually, and are perhaps 15 inches long. But they can remember. The unborn have memories, according to medical researchers who used sound and vibration stimulation, combined with sonography, to reveal that the human fetus displays short-term memory from at least 30 weeks gestation - or about two months before they are born.
  • Fetuses Found To Have Memories

    07/15/2009 8:50:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 31 replies · 793+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 15th 2009
    Fetuses found to have memories By Jennifer Harper July 16, 2009 They weigh less than 3 pounds, usually, and are perhaps 15 inches long. But they can remember. The unborn have memories, according to medical researchers who used sound and vibration stimulation, combined with sonography, to reveal that the human fetus displays short-term memory from at least 30 weeks gestation - or about two months before they are born. "In addition, results indicated that 34-week-old fetuses are able to store information and retrieve it four weeks later," said the research, which was released Wednesday. Scientists from the Department of Obstetrics...
  • Brain Scans Can Read Memories, Scientists Find

    03/13/2009 12:44:04 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 1,154+ views
    foxnews ^ | Friday, March 13, 2009
    Humans create memories of locations in physical or virtual space as they move around – and it all shows up on brain scans. Researchers tracked brain activity related to "spatial memory" as volunteers moved about inside a virtual reality setup. Their new study challenges previous scientific thinking by showing that memories are recorded in regular patterns. "Surprisingly, just by looking at the brain data we could predict exactly where they were in the virtual reality environment," said Eleanor Maguire, a neuroscientist at the University College London in the U.K. "In other words, we could 'read' their spatial memories."
  • Spotless Mind? Unwanted Memories Might Be Erasable Without Harming Other Brain Functions

    12/24/2008 12:44:40 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 17 replies · 560+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Dec. 24, 2008
    ScienceDaily (Dec. 24, 2008) — The brain acts as a computer to both store information and process that information. In a computer, separate devices perform these roles; while a hard disk stores information, the central processing unit (CPU) does the processing. But the brain is thought to perform both these functions in the same cells – neurons – leading researchers to ask if distinct molecules within the brain cells serve these different functions. In a discovery that may one day lead to the ability to erase debilitating painful memories and addictions from the brain, researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center...
  • Late October Reverie

    10/24/2008 9:27:12 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 207+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 10/24/08 | vanity
    This is a short,very personal reverie.
  • Scientists Erase Specific Memories in Mice

    10/22/2008 12:49:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 632+ views
    HealthDay at Yahoo ^ | 10/22/08 | Alan Mozes
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- It sounds like science fiction, by scientists say it might one day be possible to erase undesirable memories from the brain, selectively and safely. Using a complex genetic approach, U.S. and Chinese researchers believe they have done just that in mice, but the feat is far from being tested on humans. Study co-author Joe Z. Tsien, co-director of the Brain & Behavior Discovery Institute at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, says the "work reveals a molecular mechanism of how [memory deletion] can be done quickly and without doing damage to brain cells." The...
  • Sliding down memory lane (Dave Barry)

    09/28/2008 6:48:37 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 482+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Dave Barry
    Sliding down memory lane (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published April 13, 2003.) Recently, my little brother Phil (he's only 50) gave me a box that wound up with him some years ago, when our mom died and a bunch of family flotsam drifted down one generation. The box contains slides. For you young digital readers, I should explain that slides are transparencies made from photographs. They used to be very popular. When you wanted to look at big, bright images of your vacation, you'd get out your slides, spend a few seconds thinking about what a pain...
  • Genes could explain memory differences between men and women

    07/20/2008 5:52:36 AM PDT · by Soliton · 15 replies · 105+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 20/07/2008 | Richard Gray
    When it comes to memory it is clear that men and women are simply not on the same wavelength. While men may fail to match a woman's ability to remember the date of an anniversary, they are better at storing a seemingly endless cache of facts and figures. Scientists believe they have now uncovered the reason for this difference between the sexes – they make the memories in different ways.
  • No Fugitive Days--A Memoir or You're Not the Center of Everyone's Universe, Billy Ayers

    06/30/2008 3:56:44 PM PDT · by BamaAndy · 2 replies · 59+ views
    Andy Huddleston
    Writing a book to answer Billy Ayers.
  • America Supports You: Military Kids Create Flurry of New Memories

    06/02/2008 5:40:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 82+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 2, 2008 – For the past two years, one troop-support organization has made sure children of fallen servicemembers have an avalanche of fun. “Snowball Express” began in December 2006 with the mission of providing hope and new memories to military children who have lost a parent since 9/11. “The belief is these children should never be forgotten by a grateful nation,” said Roy White, the group’s chairman of the board and a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. “Snowball Express accomplishes its mission by providing an all-expense paid, multi-day fun experience for eligible children [18 and younger] who...
  • Battle of the Bulge Memories, Emotions Live On

    12/21/2007 3:20:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 858+ views
    BASTOGNE, Belgium, Dec. 21, 2007 – Standing next to the killing field where he once found himself face-down in the snow surrounded by the dead and dying, Ted Paluch said his return wasn’t as emotional as it once was, especially having visited three other times. Emotions begin to overcome Malmedy massacre survivor Ted Paluch after he presented a wreath to remember 84 U.S. soldiers executed in World War II. To Paluch’s right is Fabien Steffese, curator of the Baugneze 44 Historical Center, which recounts the tragedy. Photo by Ray Johnson  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. His resiliency and...
  • False memories show up in the brain

    11/07/2007 11:32:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 286+ views
    Nature News ^ | 6 November 2007 | Heidi Ledford
    Your brain can distinguish between real and fake memories, even if you can’t. Tell the truth: our brain can sometimes reveal if our memories are real or false.stockbyteIt’s a common situation: you’re embroiled in an argument over a fact and you know for certain that you have the right answer. But when someone rushes to their laptop to google the correct answer, you discover that you were wrong. Whether in a fight with a spouse or giving testimony on the witness stand, it is clear that our memories are not always trustworthy. Now, researchers have found that although those vivid...
  • Fred Thompson Appears to Have No Opinion on Terri Schiavo Euthanasia Case

    09/14/2007 10:26:10 PM PDT · by pissant · 80 replies · 1,809+ views
    Lifenews ^ | 9/14/07 | Steve Ertelt
    The Villages, FL ( -- The newest Republican presidential candidate appeared to stumble on Friday while campaigning in Florida. Fred Thompson appeared as if he didn't remember the national controversy surrounding the euthanasia death of Terri Schiavo and presented mixed views on whether Congress should have gotten involved. Terri was the disabled woman whose former husband won a court order to remove her feeding tube and starve her to death. Before she died from a painful 13 days without food and water, Congress approved a bill by large bipartisan margins allowing federal courts to review the state court's decision allowing...
  • Locals share tales about the homefront during World War II

    08/16/2007 7:01:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 212+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — When soldiers threw nickels, dimes and canteens over the fence Joe Garcia and his brother knew what to do. After filling the empty canteens as quickly as they could from their family’s drum of water, they threw them back before the soldiers were caught resting on their march. “Then they’d march off with full water canteens,” he said. It’s one of the memories Garcia has as a child in Sierra Vista during World War II and one of the stories from residents being collected for the Henry T. Hauser Museum’s World War II Homefront exhibit. Local residents...
  • Tomahawk Troops Embrace Pocket-Size Memories

    04/18/2007 5:42:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 249+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Jeffrey Ledesma
    Tomahawk Troops Embrace Pocket-Size Memories Soldiers keep pieces of metal which wounded them during their deployment to Iraq. By Spc. Jeffrey Ledesma 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division, Baghdad BAGHDAD, April 17, 2007 — One undeniable commonality in every battle fought is the memories of war that burn into the minds of the soldiers who fight in it and the small pieces that remind them to never forget. Three infantrymen with Company C, 1st "Tomahawk" Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, experienced three different attacks, on three separate occasions and each came away with...
  • Ernesto Portillo Jr. : Ads for movie stir memories of Iwo Jima for Tucsonan

    10/29/2006 2:05:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 449+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Ernesto Portillo Jr.
    A new movie about the bloody but heroic World War II battle of Iwo Jima, brought back 61-year-old memories for Manuel Rodríguez. Seeing ads for Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers" brought into focus the sight of thousands of Marines disgorging from the flat-bellied landing craft, some falling the moment they stepped out on the dark sand. In an interview at his Sahuarita home Friday, Rodríguez, 81, shared some memories. Others he left dormant. The one memory that bolsters his spirit, invigorates his patriotic pride, is the movie's centerpiece: the Stars and Stripes being raised on Mount Suribachi, an enduring...
  • Classes help veterans' memories of war make history

    08/05/2006 8:40:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 317+ views
    The U.S. Marines rationed him two beers a day. It's a detail Ken Kurkowski remembered about serving in Vietnam. He recalled war protesters spitting on him at the San Francisco airport and barely escaping death when his tank exploded. The veteran poured everything -- the bloodshed, the wild nights, the letters to his girlfriend -- onto 106 pages. Within a year, the Library of Congress will make his memoir a piece of American history. Congress launched the Veterans History Project in 2000. It collects oral and written histories, photos and video interviews from veterans, Red Cross workers, United Service Organizations...
  • America Supports You: Group Helps Military Families Make Memories

    07/21/2006 4:36:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 239+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, July 21, 2006 – If a deployed servicemember misses a milestone in a family member's life, it's gone forever, unless someone at home keeps a good record. "The military family, unlike any others, has multiple stresses related to daily life," said Linda Davis, founder of Connect And Join. "Our communications portal is designed to easily allow families to share events while they are apart, and this scrapbook will allow families to capture ... events to share for a lifetime." Today in Chicago, Connect And Join, a Web-based company that provides a forum for military families to keep in...
  • Alan Jackson, "Precious Memories"

    06/16/2006 6:29:22 PM PDT · by conserv371 · 4 replies · 287+ views
    6/16/06 | conserv 371
    I picked up a CD by Alan Jackson at a Christian bookstore. I saw he was doing some of the old hymns and Gospel songs. I expected he was going to play in the Alan Jackson "country style". Instead it was a simple, pure versions of these songs using an acoustic guitar, piano, and organ. His family joined in on some of the songs. I learned on Amazon from a review that the songs were originally intended for his mother but he allows us to in a sense sit quietly in the room for this special moment. Anyway, for those...
  • People sometimes steal memories

    03/08/2006 1:53:31 PM PST · by S0122017 · 11 replies · 307+ views
    “Stolen” memories investigated Jan. 21, 2006 Special to World Science Memories may be the lifeblood of our identity. To some extent, you are what you remember. But what if some of your memories aren’t really yours? Brain structures thought to be important in memory formation. The hippocampus is thought to be central for initial storage of long-term memories. It also receives strong inputs of information from the medial septum and frontal lobes, which are responsible for many advanced cognitive functions including planning and decisionmaking. Some researchers have also proposed memories may be a form of "mental time travel" in which...
  • On My Way to Viet Nam Memories of that day.

    02/04/2006 1:42:46 AM PST · by Lokibob · 10 replies · 209+ views
    Vanity | 2/4/06 | lokibob
    On My Way to Viet Nam Memories of that day. 5 Jan 1969 I kiss my wife and kids good bye and board the plane in the El Paso Airport, heading to San Francisco, eventually to Viet Nam. There were a few other GI on board, since El Paso has Ft. Bliss Texas and White Sands Missile Range close to it. I get off the plane and , walking down the concourse spot a blinking sign “COLD BEER”. Although it is only 11 am that sounded awfully good to me. After all, I’m heading to Viet Nam. Belly up to...
  • Alien abductees prone to false memories - expert

    10/25/2005 11:53:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 86 replies · 1,085+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/25/05 | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - Do you have memories of being abducted by aliens and whisked away in a spaceship?You wouldn't be alone. Several thousand people worldwide claim to have had such close encounters, researchers say. But in a new study, a psychology expert at London's Goldsmiths College says these experiences are proof of the frailty of the human memory, rather than evidence of life in other galaxies. "Maybe what we're dealing with here is false memories, and not that people are actually being abducted and taken aboard spaceships," says Professor Chris French, who surveyed 19 self-proclaimed alien abductees. Several of the...
  • Silence from New Orleans, as daughter waits for word

    09/01/2005 2:14:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies · 1,042+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | September 1, 2005 | JENNIFER LIBERTO
    The last time I talked to my dad, he didn't seem too perturbed. He was a little tired and amused that my brother and I had taken turns calling him in New Orleans from our Florida homes all morning. At 8 a.m. Monday, I could hear the hurricane creeping up on his end of the phone. A tree limb that had threatened our roof for years was pounding a loud hole into my youngest sister's room. A neighbor's tree had fallen in our front yard. "Luckily it missed your sister's car," he chuckled. That was hours before the levee hemorrhaged....
  • Remembering Hiroshima- August 6,1945

    08/06/2005 4:37:17 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 14 replies · 916+ views
    The Morning Paper - Special Edition | 08/06/05 | vanity
    REMEMBERING HIROSHIMA : AUGUST 6, 1945 All over the world today, people are coming together to tell us how awful it was we dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They have their memories – and I have mine. Sixty years ago, I was with my Dad and my brothers : haying in the hot August sun. We had a portable radio with us, and we stopped work to listen to the broadcaster – who spoke of a bomb – hotter than the sun – that had been dropped on, and that had utterly destroyed the entire city of Hiroshima....