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  • How Does Hollywood influence our culture?

    11/24/2017 3:56:19 PM PST · by spintreebob · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/21/2017 | Dani Di Placido ,
    Compare Coco to Roman J Israel. Pixar is back - the bold, creative Coco ... manages to tell a family-friendly story centered entirely around death, one that reflects on the legacy we leave behind. Coco proves to be a pleasant surprise - an emotional, philosophical story of life and death, that despite the gorgeous visuals, doesn’t sugar-coat anything. Right away, both the importance and the potential danger of respecting one’s heritage is highlighted, and proves to be a poignant theme. Our young protagonist Miguel yearns to play the guitar, but his artistic urges are severely repressed by his family, who...
  • WashPost Believes Trump 'Forced' Granddaughter to Perform for Chinese

    11/11/2017 11:56:08 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 36 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | 11/10/2017 | Tom Blumer
    One of the establishment press's rules about the Donald Trump era is apparently, "There shall be no puff pieces."The Washington Post's Simon Denyer unilaterally decided to extend this rule to Arabella Kushner, the President's young granddaughter, giving him free rein to tell readers that her wonderful singing for China's president wasn't really an unconditionally wonderful event — because, you see, she was "forced to perform."Previous examples of potential puff pieces which have turned into digs at Trump include at least the following: Two Time correspondents, invited to a dinner with the Trumps, observed that the President gets two scoops of ice...
  • Christmas Flash Performances [Vanity]

    12/19/2015 3:33:53 PM PST · by SES1066 · 13 replies
    12/19/15 | Self
    Tis the season and music decorates the season. Lets have a list of Seasonal Christmas Music flash performances.
  • Consumer Reports Finds How Fuel Economy And Performance Drops When VW Diesels Stop Cheating

    11/13/2015 9:11:13 PM PST · by Cowman · 41 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 10/09/15 3:17pm | David Tracy
    So Consumer Reports decided to put a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI and a 2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDI to the test. To activate the car’s cheat mode, they pumped the accelerator pedal 5 times while the ignition was in the “on position” but the engine was off. To avoid being “kicked out” of the cheat mode when the car noticed the rear, undriven wheels spinning, CR simply unplugged the rear wheel speed sensors. Simple as that. Cheat mode activated. They ran their standard Consumer Reports drive cycle. This involved a city traffic simulation on the track and a 65 MPH highway...
  • Evaluations of Judicial Performance – 2014 ( Colorado )

    10/22/2014 12:57:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Clear the Bench Colorado ^ | October 14, 2014
    Colorado does not elect judges to office in contested elections (they are appointed by the governor from a list of 3 nominees selected by a judicial nominating commission), but they are required to receive voter approval to retain office (on a 4, 6, 8, or 10 year schedule based on the level of the court). The Colorado judges seeking retention in 2014 (appearing on the November 2014 general election ballot with a “Yes” or “No” vote option) are: 2 Supreme Court Justices (Boatright, Marquez) 2 Court of Appeals judges (Fox, Loeb) 63 District & 78 County judges (141 total trial...
  • Thinking of Employee Evaluation Forms for Incumbent Elected Officials

    01/29/2014 10:46:36 AM PST · by Howie66 · 7 replies
    Vanity | 29 January, 2014 | Self
    Living in TEXAS, I have been hearing campaign ads being aired by Senator John Cornyn that really are irritating me. In these ads, one would not know that Senator Cornyn IS the Senate Minority Whip or that he's been in the Senate for almost a full 2 terms (11 years). Further, he paints a self portrait as being a Real Conservative just like me. In light of this, I am preparing to fill out an Employee Performance Evaluation form and then send it to him. Can anybody recommend a good and comprehensive form with which to do this? I'm also...
  • Selena Gomez shows she's no Miley Cyrus during Cowboys halftime performance

    11/29/2013 7:50:14 AM PST · by Perdogg · 69 replies
    Grand Prairie-bred pop star, singer and actress Selena Gomez took the stage on her home turf Thursday as the halftime performer during the Thanksgiving Day football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. In part a product of the Disney Channel family, Gomez is clearly making a classier transition from adorable to adult compared to many of her peers (ahem, Miley). She was a vixen at center field Thursday, sporting a floor length skirt of leather fringe and golden, knee-high wedges. From hair and makeup to style and grace, Gomez exuded confidence and...
  • FR has new load shedding feature?

    08/17/2013 10:46:34 AM PDT · by Paladin2 · 31 replies
    Vanity ^ | Today! | self
    So the fix to not filling page requests is near infinite response times on reading postings, posting response and some other features is to drag them out?Not much of an improvement.
  • Presidential Performance Review: Mr. Obama, your performance has been unsatisfactory

    10/26/2012 10:16:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 10/26/2012 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Memo From: Performance Review CommitteeEmployee: Barack Obama Employee Code: USAPOTUS0044\ Contract Term: 4 YearsRecommendation: Do Not Renew (“Shoebox”)Dear Mr. Obama:It is with a measure of regret that I must recommend to the review committee that our firm decline to renew your contract, based on non-performance of the following deliverables:Deliverable 1: National Security. This is the key deliverable for your role in our organization. Failure here is critical, and, while there will be inevitable setbacks and unforeseen developments, your performance here has been substandard. While I have frequently recommended to the management a more restrained policy on overseas matters —...
  • Obama declares Biden's performance 'terrific'

    10/11/2012 8:52:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/11/12 | Ken Thomas - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Joe Biden "was terrific" in the vice presidential debate. Obama spoke to Biden briefly after the debate. The president says he "could not be prouder" of Biden and believes he made a strong case for making sure the economy grows for the middle class. ...
  • Parents object to characterization of band show as 'communist' (New Oxford, Pennsylvania)

    09/26/2012 7:46:48 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The (Hanover) Evening-Sun ^ | September 26, 2012 | STEPHANIE WEAVER
    Parents met with New Oxford High School Marching Band officials Tuesday night at the high school auditorium in the wake of a controversy over the theme of the band's field show. The meeting was private and the press was not allowed to attend. The marching band's show, originally called "St. Petersburg: 1917," made national news when a parent who saw the band's show at a game in Waynesboro a few weeks ago contacted Fox News Radio, offended by the performance he said "celebrates" the Russian revolution. He objected to the use of props that included hammers and sickles, used for...
  • Obama's campaign asks supporters to grade its performance

    06/10/2012 6:07:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/10/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Obama's campaign asks supporters to grade its performanceBy Meghashyam Mali - 06/10/12 06:40 AM ET President Obama’s campaign is calling on supporters to grade its performance amid a difficult early June for his reelection bid against presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney. “This campaign is ramping up, and the decisions we make right now will shape our path to victory in November,” said campaign manager Jim Messina in an email to supporters sent Saturday night. “That's why I want your input, because you are the ones building this campaign on the ground in your community. We want to know from you...
  • OPD Confused by Mayor Quan: Where is the Occupy Revolution Headed?

    11/01/2011 6:58:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 1, 2011 | Antoinette Siu
    Forty two years ago, Oakland mayor-to-be Jean Quan was a U.C. Berkeley student-activist rallying for a movement dubbed the Third World Liberation Front of 1969. That movement would later give birth to the university's Ethnic Studies Department and influence universities across the country to integrate such a unique discipline. The department studies represent the history and experiences of marginalized people, especially people of color. Quan went on to become many things: union organizer, Oakland Board of Education member, Oakland City Council member, Chabot Space & Science Center board chair. As she tells on her own website jeanquan.org, in the beginning...
  • PPP Poll: Majority of Americans approve of God's performance

    07/22/2011 10:11:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/21/2011 | Alex Pappas
    Most Americans say they are pleased with the job God is doing these days. The Democratic polling outfit Public Policy Polling released the results of a poll Tuesday asking such questions as “If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its performance?” and “If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its handling of natural disasters?” For the record, 52 percent of Americans approve of God’s performance, while 9 percent disapprove. Forty percent aren’t sure. Michael Sadowsky, who came up with the question in the poll, said PPP often includes silly questions just for fun. “I felt an...
  • PPP Poll: Majority of Americans approve of God's performance

    07/22/2011 10:11:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/21/2011 | Alex Pappas
    Most Americans say they are pleased with the job God is doing these days. The Democratic polling outfit Public Policy Polling released the results of a poll Tuesday asking such questions as “If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its performance?” and “If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its handling of natural disasters?” For the record, 52 percent of Americans approve of God’s performance, while 9 percent disapprove. Forty percent aren’t sure. Michael Sadowsky, who came up with the question in the poll, said PPP often includes silly questions just for fun. “I felt an...
  • California Test Results “Not a Model” Says Top Education Bureaucrat

    07/11/2011 3:25:12 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan advised against drawing the wrong conclusion from recent academic test results in California. From 2008 to 2010, California students’ math proficiency rose from 57% to 62%, while reading proficiency rose from 53% to 59%. At the same time, school funding declined by 6%. “A lot of people are going to look at these figures and think we can get by with spending less,” Duncan observed. “This would be the wrong conclusion. Improving test scores isn’t the only or even the most important measure of school success.” As Duncan sees it, “building self esteem is...
  • Long Warm-Ups for Track and Field Can Sabotage Race Performance

    05/30/2011 7:04:19 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 25 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 05/29/2011 | Science Daily staff
    ScienceDaily (May 29, 2011) — Low intensity warm-ups enhance athletic performance and long warm-ups can sabotage it. University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology researcher Elias Tomaras says the idea came to him while watching track and field sprinters warm-up for a race. "If you watch sprinters, short distance speed skaters or cyclists before their race, they will often warm-up for one to two hours, including several brief bouts of high intensity exercise. From an exercise physiology point of view, it seemed like it might be pretty tiring." See Also: Health & Medicine * Fitness * Sports Medicine * Chronic Illness...
  • Worst system ever: No one buys firing by seniority

    02/25/2011 3:06:33 AM PST · by Scanian · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 24, 2011 | MARCUS A. WINTERS
    The United Federation of Teachers maintains that laying off teachers according to seniority is the only "fair" way to accommodate New York City budget cuts. Fair for whom? It's certainly not fair to students, who lose the opportunity to learn from great young teachers. And seniority-based layoffs are particularly detrimental in New York City, which has invested heavily in recent years in hiring a corps of highly able young teachers. But the simple fact is that "Last in, first out" is just about the worst of all of the bad alternatives for reducing the teaching staff. No one honestly believes...
  • Skull electrodes give memory a boost

    08/14/2010 8:43:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    NewScientist ^ | 8/13/10 | Sujata Gupta
    FINDING it difficult to revise for an exam? Help could be on its way in the form of the first non-invasive way of stimulating the brain that can boost visual memory. The technique uses transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), in which weak electrical currents are applied to the scalp using electrodes. The method can temporarily increase or decrease activity in a specific brain region and has already been shown to boost verbal and motor skills in volunteers. Richard Chi, a PhD student at the Centre for the Mind, University of Sydney, and colleagues wanted to follow up on previous research...
  • Grade Obama's First Year in Office

    03/25/2010 3:52:25 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 38 replies · 1,465+ views
    CBS News ^ | 3/25/2010 | CBSNews
    Freep this poll... With President Obama completing his first year in office this week, we are giving you the chance to weigh in on how you think he has done on the job. Below are 10 categories for you to give the president your grade (in A-F format), including an overall grade at the end. Cast your grades below, and then explain your marks in the comments area below.