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  • Ghosts in the Machines (What Happens to Your Online Self When You Die?)

    07/01/2004 12:40:59 PM PDT · by BluegrassScholar · 58 replies · 1,273+ views
    Baltimore City Paper ^ | June 30, 2004 | Ryan Boddy
    More than a year after his death, Aaron Huth continues to haunt those who knew him. His profile on the behemoth six-degrees-of-separation Web site still lets people know that in May of 2003 he was listening to bands like the Birthday Party and the Postal Service and reading Nietzsche. His likes and interests were frozen for posterity on May 26, 2003, the last time he logged into the site. While Huth’s 12 listed Friendster friends haven’t heard from him since May 29, the day he passed away, each time they log on to the site they are simultaneously reminded...
  • Exploding the Self-Esteem Myth

    12/21/2004 3:08:58 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 52 replies · 1,490+ views
    Scientific American On-Line ^ | January 2005 | Roy F. Baumeister, Jennifer D. Campbell, Joachim I. Krueger and Kathleen D. Vohs
    SUMMARY: Boosting people's sense of self-worth has become a national preoccupation. Yet surprisingly, researchshows that such efforts are of little value in fostering academic progress or preventing undesirable behavior. People intuitively recognize the importance of self-esteem to their psychological health, so it isn't particularly remarkable that most of us try to protect and enhance it in ourselves whenever possible. What is remarkable is that attention to self-esteem has become a communal concern, at least for Americans, who see a favorable opinion of oneself as the central psychological source from which all manner of positive outcomes spring. The corollary, that low...
  • Priest possibly connected to Hudson double murder (weird story, priest hangs himself)

    12/20/2004 2:12:45 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 34 replies · 1,846+ views
    KSTP TV ^ | 12-20-04 | kstp
    HUDSON - A Catholic priest who used to serve at St. Patrick's Parish in Hudson, Wis. may be connected to the 2002 double murders of Dan O'Connel and James Ellison. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has learned that investigators questioned Father Ryan Erickson, 31, last week at his new Parish in Hurley, Wis. He was found dead Sunday outside that church of an apparent suicide. During the questioning, police took two of his guns, but returned them a couple of days later. Sources tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Fr. Erickson hanged himself outside the church. Those sources also say that he left a...

    12/18/2004 10:54:20 AM PST · by forest · 53 replies · 1,217+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #330 ^ | 12-19-04 | Doug Fiedor
    One useful fact all Americans should keep in mind is that they have no "right" to be protected by the police. American police are reactive, not proactive. They don't usually "prevent" crime. They catch lawbreakers after they have committed a crime. This was by design of the Founding Fathers. Because, as we see today with the anti-terrorism laws, in order to "prevent" crime, police would need all sorts of obnoxious powers that would trample all over our rights of life, liberty and property. Instead, Americans were intended to have the means of self defense. Put another way, the Constitution does...
  • Sheriff: No charge for wife in intruder-husband killing

    12/04/2004 5:15:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 166 replies · 4,690+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | December 4th 2004 | EMILY S. ACHENBAUM
    Sheriff: No charge for wife in intruder-husband killing Protective order issued; wife's door forced open EMILY S. ACHENBAUM Staff Writer The Anson County Sheriff's Office will not press charges against a woman who killed her husband Wednesday after weeks of domestic violence against her. Joy Burgess had a protective order against estranged husband Brian Gathings. Gathings had been convicted of threatening Burgess before, and jailed several times for charges of violence against her. But as with other recent domestic violence killings, none of it was enough to keep her safe. When Gathings broke down his wife's back door with a...
  • CA: Shelley tries to defend self - Letter denies voter-fund mismanagement and blames governor,others

    10/26/2004 8:48:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 368+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 10/26/04 | David M. Drucker
    SACRAMENTO -- Accused of mismanaging a federal voting-rights program, Secretary of State Kevin Shelley disputed the allegations on Monday and blamed some problems on the Legislature and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The California Association of Clerks and Elections Officials says Shelley, a San Francisco Democrat, has failed miserably in administering California's Help America Vote Act program. HAVA was passed by Congress in 2002 in the hope of preventing a repeat of Florida's 2000 presidential election debacle. In a letter to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Shelley disputed the charges, though he made no mention of the group or its specific allegations....
  • Bloggers "Speaking Truth to Power" of Liberal Media (Hey FR, Let's Co-opt Their Platitudes)

    09/18/2004 12:40:56 AM PDT · by zencycler · 2 replies · 255+ views
    When hearing the many platitudes being used by the left these days, I frequently find myself thinking "hey, wait, WE should be saying that about YOU". One such phrase that frequently elicits this response is "Speaking Truth to Power". Now, in the wake of the CBS debacle, it has occurred to me that no event captures the intended meaning of this proverb better than the effect that the Internet Bloggers (take a bow, FR) have had on the power of the liberal media. Rivaling this, perhaps, is the effect that the Swift-Boat Vets had on the Kerry campaign. Anyway, getting...
  • More Questions About Kerry Vietnam Service

    08/26/2004 7:02:17 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 9 replies · 1,277+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | August 26, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    As Democratic hopeful John Kerry whines about the Swift Boat Veterans questioning his Vietnam “war service,” more revelations have surfaced which challenge the legitimacy of his first Purple Heart. The Senator claims that that medal was received because of enemy fire he took, but his own personal diary contradicts that assertion. While the Senator’s supporters tried unsuccessfully to portray President Bush as being “AWOL” during the Vietnam War, they won’t address the fact that Kerry tried to defer his military service at that time for 12 months. And what would Kerry and his friends say about the fact that his...
  • Picture yourself on a stamp?

    08/11/2004 10:02:29 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 7 replies · 444+ views
    CNN ^ | 8-10-04 | (CNN/Money)
    NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Want to get personal with your correspondence? Put your own face, or your new baby's face -- even shots from your crazy summer vacation -- on postage stamps.
  • "Kerry's Purple Heart Lie" FACT SHEET. Simple, concise.

    08/08/2004 11:25:51 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 59 replies · 5,004+ views ^ | 8/8/2004 | IPWGOP
    click on purple heart to see my webpage of Kerry's Purple Heart Lie.It's simple, consise, you can send it's URL to email folks, or print it out and post it in public places...
  • "Bill's Big But Book" CARTOON featuring Bill Clinton's memoir... it might as well say "kick me"

    06/20/2004 2:28:13 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 28 replies · 377+ views ^ | 6/20/2004 | IPWGOP
    June 20, 2004Bill’s Big But Book“It’s the timing, stupid!” Bill Clinton’s memoir debut is already mirroring his presidency, with a virtual roller coaster of bumpy ups and downs this week ... ·        CBS’s Dan Rather gushes he read the book and rates it “five stars out of five stars.” ·        The New York Times trashes it, calling it, “sloppy, self-indulgent and often eye-crossingly dull — the sound of one man prattling away, not for the reader, but for himself and some distant recording angel of history.”·        Bill Clinton declares, "The whole [impeachment] battle was a badge of honor. I...
  • Professional code for journalists: sense or nonsense?

    06/01/2004 6:26:05 AM PDT · by Steven de Jong · 3 replies · 224+ views
    Professional code for journalists: sense or nonsense? By Steven de Jong, chief editor - Because of factors like rivalry pressure and the high running speed of news, we tend to more and more forget about the journalistic norms and values. Important methods and values like hearing both sides of a story, objective reports and independent gathering of news are under pressure. When media copy each others reports too fast without taking the time to observe those values, media hypes with very harmful effects will develop. Harmful not only for those directly involved, but also for the journalist and the...
  • Pistol under pillow shoots sleeping man

    04/05/2004 6:49:21 PM PDT · by dogbrain · 172 replies · 906+ views
    Washington Times ^ | apr. 3 | unknown
    <p>A man in Granite Falls, Wash., who slept with a pistol beneath his pillow woke up one morning last week to find the gun had gone off and shot him.</p> <p>The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Saturday that the man, who was not identified, went to bed Thursday night with a loaded .22-caliber revolved tucked under his pistol. Sometime during the night, the gun discharged and shot him in the chest, but he apparently didn't realize he was wounded until he awoke early Friday.</p>
  • Right-To-Carry Bill Introduced in Illinois

    03/06/2004 1:05:04 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 14 replies · 905+ views
    Illinois State Legislature ^ | February 6. 2004 | Senator John Jones
     Bill Status of SB3132  93rd General AssemblyFull Text  Votes  View All Actions  Printer-Friendly VersionShort Description:  FIREARMS-CONCEALED-PERMITS Senate SponsorsSen. John O. Jones Last Action Date Chamber  Action   2/6/2004 Senate Referred to Rules Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance New Act 430 ILCS 65/13.1 from Ch. 38, par. 83-13.1 720 ILCS 5/24-2 from Ch. 38, par. 24-2 Synopsis As IntroducedCreates the Family and Personal Protection Act.  Establishes statewide uniform standards for the issuance of permits to carry concealed firearms in this State.  Vests in the Department of State Police, the authority to issue concealed firearms permits to qualified applicants.  Requires an applicant to complete a training...
  • Arrest Yourself

    12/29/2003 10:37:39 AM PST · by dware · 4 replies · 140+ views
    East Point Police Dept. ^ | today | East Point Police Dept.
    A proposition has been announced recently to help reduce the deficit and to "Take A Bite Out Of Crime." If you witness a crime, it is your civic duty to report the crime to the police. When a crime is committed, you have the right to make a "Citizen's Arrest". Thus, if YOU commit a crime, it would be extremely helpful for you to perform a Citizen's Self-Arrest. Fill out the form, to complete your Citizen's Self-Arrest. To complete the form, go to:East Point Police (Georgia) Self Arrest Form
  • "Human Defined: Earth's CHOICEMAKER"

    11/13/2003 7:25:19 AM PST · by CChoicemaker · 1 replies · 85+ views
    The Carlsbad Review ^ | 1987 | James Fletcher Baxter
    "The way we define 'human' determines our view of self, others, relationships, life, and future. Choose wisely...there will be results.
  • Scientists Uncover Neurobiological Basis For Romantic Love, Trust, And Self

    11/11/2003 7:47:49 AM PST · by boris · 5 replies · 109+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 11-11-2003
    Source: Society For Neuroscience Date: 2003-11-11 Scientists Uncover Neurobiological Basis For Romantic Love, Trust, And Self NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 10 - In new studies, scientists are discovering the neurobiological underpinnings of romantic love, trust, and even of self. New research also shows that a specific brain area - the amygdala - is involved in the process of understanding the intentions of others, in particular when lying is involved. Using brain imaging, researchers Helen Fisher, Arthur Aron, Lucy Brown and colleagues find that feelings of intense romantic love are associated with specific activity in dopamine-rich brain regions associated with reward and...
  • Attacking Self Defense

    10/29/2003 10:42:12 AM PST · by 45Auto · 12 replies · 199+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 27 October 2003 | Doug Hagin
    Imagine waking in the middle of the night to sounds of your home being broken into. You are alone, with the nearest neighbor several hundred yards away. You remember the several times in the recent past your home has been burglarized, and your safety and security violated. Fearing for your life you load your shotgun and prepare to protect your life and property. Carefully and quietly you descend the stairs to confront the criminals who have invaded your home, your castle. Your heart pounds as you move closer where the burglars are, suddenly a light is flashed into your eyes...
  • Child molester plans to isolate self (tells neighbors "Nuts to you!")

    08/14/2003 8:35:18 AM PDT · by bedolido · 39 replies · 211+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/14/03 | KIM CURTIS
    <p>SOLEDAD – Serial child molester Brian DeVries says he understands the outrage among his new neighbors and promises to lay low in his first home as a free man - a small, white trailer tucked between a medium-security prison and busy Highway 101.</p>
  • New York City: Outlawing Self-Defense

    06/30/2003 11:27:05 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 27 replies · 1,372+ views ^ | 6.28.03 | Michael Tremoglie
    As a cop, I was taught that deadly force is permitted to protect one’s own life or the lives of others. That simple precept of justice seems to have been forgotten by King’s County (Brooklyn) District Attorney Charles Hynes. Hynes conducted not a prosecution, but a persecution, of Ronald Dixon - a man who acted within the tenets of the law to protect his family from a criminal. Awakened in the middle of the night by a burglar Dixon did the only thing he could do: He shot him with a legally purchased a handgun. However, that firearm was legally...