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  • (Vanity) Quick Question: Obama and Wife Hosted Heavily Publicized Wed Eve Parties...

    11/20/2015 4:48:10 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 27 replies
    chickensoup | 11.20.15 | chickensoup
    Quick Question: Obama and Wife Hosted Heavily Publicized Wed Eve Parties and now I don't hear about them anymore. Are there no more parties with top billed entertainment, or is the media covering for them?
  • Abdul-Rahman [(born "Peter")] Kassig in his own words

    11/17/2014 9:38:41 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 27 replies
    BBC News Middle East ^ | 11/17/14 | BBC News Middle East staff
    "Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known as Peter, stayed in touch with loved ones throughout his stay in the Middle East - including his captivity - in which he spoke movingly about his work. Below are excerpts from his writings released by his family. Email from Beirut, 18 March 2012 Here, in this land, I have found my calling. I have lived a selfish life, I have run until ..."
  • First US Ebola Victim, Thomas Eric Duncan, Remembered for Compassion (AFRO Reports)

    10/20/2014 7:50:36 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 23 replies
    The Afro ^ | 10/18/14 | Emery P. Dalesio
    Thomas Eric Duncan was remembered Saturday as a big-hearted and compassionate man whose virtues may have led to his infection with Ebola in his native Liberia and death as the first victim of the disease in the United States.
  • The Story Behind "That Selfie" (Photographer "sad" he made Obama look bad)

    12/11/2013 6:41:47 AM PST · by kristinn · 121 replies
    AFP ^ | Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | Roberto Schmidt
    SNIP The atmosphere was totally relaxed – I didn’t see anything shocking in my viewfinder, president of the US or not. We are in Africa. I later read on social media that Michelle Obama seemed to be rather peeved on seeing the Danish prime minister take the picture. But photos can lie. In reality, just a few seconds earlier the first lady was herself joking with those around her, Cameron and Schmidt included. Her stern look was captured by chance. I took these photos totally spontaneously, without thinking about what impact they might have. At the time, I thought the...
  • Mother: I regret having my kids

    04/12/2013 5:27:10 AM PDT · by traderrob6 · 44 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/12/13 | Rebekah Schilperoor
    For many women, having a child is a joyous, albeit life-changing, occasion. But for 57-year-old Isabella Dutton of Britain, it was her biggest mistake. Dutton, a typist, wrote a first-hand account for the UK’s Daily Mail in which she details her regrets about having her two children, Stuart and Jo. “My son Stuart was five days old when the realisation hit me like a physical blow: having a child had been the biggest mistake of my life,” she wrote. “I felt completely detached from this alien being who had encroached upon my settled married life and changed it, irrevocably, for...
  • Are Preppers responsible for the unprepared?

    12/08/2012 7:07:43 PM PST · by dynachrome · 181 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12-8-12 | Patrice Lewis
    Last week on the website Emergency Management, there appeared a blog post written by an emergency manager named Valerie Lucus-McEwen in which she made a grave error in judgment. She called doomsday preppers “socially selfish.” She based this startling conclusion on the National Geographic’s “The Doomsday Prepper” series and concluded that because the people featured in this show were spending their OWN time and their OWN money to stockpile their OWN resources in order to prepare their OWN families for whatever disastrous scenario they foresaw, they are selfish. Specifically, as another emergency manager phrased it, this is “a level of...
  • Doomsday Preppers are Socially Selfish (emergency mgmt. college)

    12/02/2012 7:17:14 PM PST · by dynachrome · 103 replies ^ | 11-29-12 | Valerie Lucus-McEwen
    You might wonder why someone like me, who has been in the business of encouraging disaster preparedness for a very long time, is so critical of people who are doing just that. It’s because they are being socially selfish – preparing themselves and the hell with everyone else. Instead of spending time and energy making changes that would benefit the larger community, in their very narrow focus of loyalty they are more concerned about themselves. Emergency Managers can’t afford that kind of attitude. It is diametrically opposed to everything we do. Our job is to prepare individuals and communities and...
  • Can a General Call Suicide "Selfish"?

    06/05/2012 6:26:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies ^ | 6-5-2012 | Dennis Prager
    On his army blog of January 19, the commanding general of Fort Bliss (Texas), Major General Dana Pittard, wrote regarding members of the military who commit suicide: "I have now come to the conclusion that suicide is an absolutely selfish act. I am personally fed up with soldiers who are choosing to take their own lives so that others can clean up their mess. Be an adult, act like an adult and deal with your real-life problems like the rest of us." According to the National Journal, "Pittard's blunt comments about suicide have raised eyebrows throughout the military. . ....
  • Father Joseph Bachand: Will you now accuse Pope Benedict XVI of "evil"?

    04/05/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 5, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for the Associated Press, Nicole Winfield is reporting that, "Pope Benedict XVI issued a blistering denunciation Thursday of priests who have questioned church teaching on celibacy and ordaining women, saying they were being selfish in disobeying his authority. Benedict made the rare and explicit criticism from the altar of St. Peter's Basilica in his homily on Holy Thursday, when priests recall the promises they made when ordained...In his homily, Benedict said the dissidents claim to be motivated by concern for the church. But he suggested that in reality they were just making 'a desperate push to do something to...
  • Barack Has No Pet Peeves Of First Lady; Michelle: "My List Is Too Long"

    12/23/2011 8:43:10 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Barbara Walters, ABC News: "What is your biggest peeve of each other?" President Obama: "I don't have one." Walters: "Aww." Michelle Obama: "My list is too long."
  • Why Be Ambitious or Imaginative?

    10/26/2011 6:03:23 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 35 replies
    10/25/11 | originalbuckeye
    Why aspire to be successful when you will just be called greedy and selfish?
  • Baby Makes Four, and Complications

    06/19/2011 9:32:07 AM PDT · by KantianBurke · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 19th, 2011 | N.R. Kleinfeld
    The setup is complicated. Griffin’s mother, Carol Einhorn, a fund-raiser for a nonprofit group, is 48 and single. She conceived through in vitro fertilization with sperm from Mr. Russell, 49, a chiropractor and close friend. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights, Mr. Russell stays in the spare room of Ms. Einhorn’s apartment. The other three days he lives on President Street with his domestic partner, David Nimmons, 54, an administrator at a nonprofit. Most Sundays, they all have dinner together. “It’s not like Heather has two mommies,” Mr. Russell said. “It’s George has two families.”
  • Phoebe Prince bullies live in fear amid death threats

    04/07/2010 5:31:20 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 93 replies · 2,174+ views
    Irish Central ^ | Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 9:15 PM | By ANTOINETTE KELLY,
    Three of the nine teenagers accused of driving 15-year-old Irish immigrant Phoebe Prince to commit suicide have been ordered to stay away from her family. Sean Mulveyhill, 17, Austin Renaud, 18, and Kayla Narey, 17, were all freed today on personal recognizances as long as they left Phoebe's heartborken family alone. Judge Judd Carheart made the ruling in a brief arraignment which the three teenagers did not attend.
  • Michelle Obama to women: Do what makes you happy

    09/28/2009 11:00:17 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies · 2,012+ views
    Assoc. Press ^ | 09/28/2009 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama says women should do what makes them happy, a lesson she says she learned after realizing her two children, her husband and her physical health feed off of her good moods. In an interview appearing in the November issue of Prevention magazine, Mrs. Obama discusses the meaning of good health, aging and her exercise, diet and beauty routines. She sat for the interview at the White House in late July.
  • I Always Suspected George Washington Was Selfish

    11/03/2008 8:32:06 AM PST · by usflagwaver · 180+ views ^ | 11/1/08 | Tom Del Beccaro
    As the election draws nears, it seems that O’Biden can’t help but dole out clues as to who they really are. Those clues include: · O’Biden telling us that paying more taxes is "patriotic;" · O’Biden lowering the income level as to who is going to suffer their tax increase from $250,000 to $150,000 and now perhaps $120,000 – and that’s just what is advertised; and · O’Biden telling us that our desire not to pay higher taxes is selfish. There are so many points to be made here, but I shall try to confine it to just two: 1....
  • Obama's Talk and Walk

    11/01/2008 11:22:35 AM PDT · by Aria · 3 replies · 315+ views
    various | 11/1/2008 | Vanity
    The Talk: If there’s a child on the south side of Chicago who can’t read, that matters to me, even if it’s not my child. If there’s a senior citizen somewhere who can’t pay for her prescription and has to choose between medicine and the rent, that makes my life poorer, even if it’s not my grandmother. If there’s an Arab American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney or due process, that threatens my civil liberties. It’s that fundamental belief — I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper — that makes this country work....
  • Obama "Selfish" means.

    10/31/2008 7:40:47 PM PDT · by Paaran · 8 replies · 732+ views
    Obama said "Selfish". How did he dare to say it "Selfish" through his mouth in so selfish mood? Here is Korea. If America was like Obama's in 1950 when Korean war started, present freely rich south Korea never be born. In this country over 40 million peoples live in freedom and thanks to America, even though some(about 10-30%) pro-leftism never do that. Obama may wish to live all "Axis of Evil" contained with his unselfishiness, then, peoples under Evil Power of "Axis of Evil" like KimJongil and past-South Korea invaded by Evil north Korea might be melted down forever. And...
  • Obama makes America Selfish Nation?

    10/31/2008 7:40:38 PM PDT · by Paaran · 5 replies · 374+ views
    <p>Obama said "Selfish". How did he dare to say it "Selfish" in so selfish mood?</p> <p>Here is Korea. If America was like Obama's in 1950 when Korean war started, present freely rich south Korea never be born.</p> <p>Obama would wish to live all "Axis of Evil" contained with his unselfish, then, peoples under Evil Power of "Axis of Evil" like KimJongil and past-South Korea invaded by Evil north Korea might be melted down forever. And over the world, there shall be grown much bigger cruel regimes if no-body and no-county resist against it.</p>
  • Relying on Relatives (What do Sarah Jessica Parker and Obama have in common?)

    08/20/2008 7:43:49 PM PDT · by raybbr · 20 replies · 66+ views
    Invisible ^ | March 2001 | Russell Roberts
    One of the highlights of the 2000 presidential campaign was Winifred Skinner. You may remember her—she was the can-collecting 79-year-old woman who used the money from her foraging for tin and aluminum to finance her prescription drugs. She was interviewed on Good Morning America about her plight, and Al Gore highlighted her story in his campaign speeches. Chosen by Gore to be one of his 13 "citizen advisers" before the first presidential debate in Boston, she even traveled there in a Winnebago to do her part in bringing about change. At some point in the saga, it came out that...
  • Web users 'getting more selfish'

    05/26/2008 2:39:18 PM PDT · by Aristotelian · 42 replies · 1,169+ views
    BBC News ^ | 24 May 2008
    Web users are getting more ruthless and selfish when they go online, reveals research. The annual report into web habits by usability guru Jakob Nielsen shows people are becoming much less patient when they go online. Instead of dawdling on websites many users want simply to reach a site quickly, complete a task and leave. Most ignore efforts to make them linger and are suspicious of promotions designed to hold their attention. Search rules Instead, many are "hot potato" driven and just want to get a specific task completed. (snip) This makes them very resistant to highlighted promotions or other...
  • Angels or savages - who would have children? (Mother of two hates kids)

    08/21/2007 7:40:52 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 116 replies · 2,372+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 21 Aug. 2007 | Corinne Maier
    A new book is causing a storm of controversy by labelling children as annoying and pointless - a charge made all the more inflammatory by the fact that its author is a mother. Entitled No Kid: 40 Reasons Not To Have Children, Corinne Maier's book has sparked fury in France, where it was published. Here, Corinne argues her "no kid" case while another mum, Ursula Hirschkorn, stands firm for parenthood. Corinne Maier, 43, a writer, who lives with her boyfriend Yves, 45, a psychiatrist, daughter Laure, 13, and son Cyrille, 10, in Brussels, argues her case. Children are just too...
  • Put Off the Natural Man, and Come Off Conqueror

    06/24/2007 9:18:29 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 3 replies · 176+ views
    The Ensign ^ | 11/90 | Neal A. Maxwell
    So many times prophets warn about the dangers of selfishness—the inordinate and excessive concern with self. The distance between constant self-pleasing and self-worship is shorter than we think. Stubborn selfishness is actually rebellion against God, because, warned Samuel, “stubbornness is as … idolatry.” (1 Sam. 15:23.)Selfishness is much more than an ordinary problem because it activates all the cardinal sins! It is the detonator in the breaking of the Ten Commandments.By focusing on oneself, it is naturally easier to bear false witness if it serves one’s purpose. It is easier to ignore one’s parents instead of honoring them. It is...
  • Florida city official faces ouster over sex change

    03/02/2007 9:43:40 AM PST · by XR7 · 35 replies · 875+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 3/2/07 | Phil Davis
    LARGO, Fla. — Steve Stanton professed his love for the city and asked the people of Largo to support his decision to undergo a sex change and allow him to keep his $140,000-a-year job as city manager. To his sorrow, the answer came back no. Almost 500 people packed City Hall on Tuesday night for a special meeting to decide if they would accept someone named Susan instead of Steve as their top official. And while many spoke eloquently in his defense, more called for his ouster. "If Jesus was here tonight, I can guarantee you he'd want him terminated,"...
  • Right Brain Area Linked To Fairness

    10/15/2006 6:32:09 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 367+ views
    Science News ^ | 10-14-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Right brain area linked to fairness Bruce Bower The ability to control selfish impulses in order to reject an unfair deal depends on a specific right brain area, a new study finds. A team led by Daria Knoch of the University of Zurich focused on a game in which one person makes an offer to another person on how to split a pot of money. The second person can either accept the offer and pocket the offered portion, or refuse it, leaving both players with nothing. Responders typically reject offers of less than 25 percent of the pot, preferring zilch...
  • Callous rich to blame for poverty: S. Africa's Mbeki

    09/19/2006 3:42:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 735+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/19/06 | David Ljunggren
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Callous wealthy nations are indifferent to the plight of the poor as they pursue selfish policies which enrich the few at the expense of the many, South African President Thabo Mbeki said on Tuesday. "These billions of poor people are increasingly becoming impatient because every year they hear us adopt declaration after declaration and yet nothing practical is done to assuage the hunger pains that keep them awake at night," he told the United Nations General Assembly. At the Millennium Summit in September 2000, world leaders at the United Nations agreed a series of goals to...
  • VANITY: Why I Choose Not to Designate Myself as an Organ Donor

    08/26/2006 9:39:03 AM PDT · by The Cuban · 320 replies · 5,293+ views
    VANITY | 8/26/2006 | The Cuban
    This morning, I renewed my driver's license. Of course, on the application they asked me if I wanted to donate my organs in the eventuality of my death. Being an altruist by nature, my first reaction was, why not, it could help somebody. But then a fear crept into my head - what if I was seriously ill, and "they" decided to hasten my as of yet not-inevitable death to harvest my organs? While my first reaction was that is absurd, I decided to chose "no" given the well grounded fear that in today's society, where life is given no...
  • Hatin’ on Hillary: N.H. Dems lambaste Clinton

    08/07/2006 4:05:32 AM PDT · by PP-nh · 43 replies · 2,275+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 7, 2006 | Brett Arends
    Hatin’ on Hillary: N.H. Dems lambaste Clinton By Brett Arends Boston Herald Business Columnist Monday, August 7, 2006 - Updated: 02:56 AM EST MANCHESTER, N.H. - Dick Bennett has been polling New Hampshire voters for 30 years. And he’s never seen anything like it. “Lying b**** . . . shrew . . . Machiavellian . . . evil, power-mad witch . . . the ultimate self-serving politician.” No prizes for guessing which presidential front-runner drew these remarks in focus groups. But these weren’t Republicans talking about Hillary Clinton. They weren’t even independents. These were ordinary, grass-roots Democrats. People who identified...
  • Sorry, but my children bore me to death! (Feminism's highest honor, Grand Narcissism)

    07/26/2006 7:17:10 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 349 replies · 5,057+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 26th July 2006 | HELEN KIRWAN-TAYLOLR
    Sorry, but my children bore me to death!by HELEN KIRWAN-TAYLOLR, Daily Mail 08:00am 26th July 2006It's the start of the summer holidays, when millions of mothers despair at how to entertain their children for the next six weeks. What none of them dare say is that they would rather their children were still at school or, frankly, anywhere else. Helen Kirwan-Taylor, a 42-year-old writer, lives in Notting Hill, West London, with her businessman husband Charles and their sons Constantin, 12, and Ivan, ten. Here, she argues provocatively that modern women must not be enslaved by their children. The lies started...
  • Pentagon Joins Kennedy's Wind Farm Fight

    06/12/2006 9:44:14 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 32 replies · 954+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 12, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., has a new ally in his effort to torpedo an environmentally friendly "wind farm” off the coast from the Kennedy compound in Hyannis – the Pentagon. The Defense Department has begun a study to find out if wind turbine projects designed to produce energy could interfere with military radar – even though wind farms are already operating in military radar areas. The study is threatening not only the Cape Wind project off the coast of Massachusetts, but other wind farm projects around the country as well. The study was inserted in the 2006 Defense Authorization Act...
  • Right-Wing Heart, Left-Wing Heart

    04/12/2006 11:53:37 AM PDT · by Herosmith · 27 replies · 796+ views
    CBS News ^ | April 11, 2006 | Arthur C. Brooks
    For weeks, French university students rioted over a set of labor law changes that were to make it legally possible to fire some workers under the age of 26. Nearly one in four young French workers cannot currently find any job — and the government understood that lowering the risk in hiring untested, younger employees would result in more being hired in the first place. Far from celebrating this reform, French students reacted by attacking police, destroying storefronts, and burning cars. The demonstrations metastasized into a general strike, which predictably, became a platform for catch-all left-wing protests against capitalism, America,...
  • NOAM CHOMSKY: OUTSTANDING LINGUIST/HYPOCRITE-- More Greed & Hypocrisy Among The Altruist Left!

    03/21/2006 1:44:16 PM PST · by Apolitical · 18 replies · 2,033+ views
    One of the most persistent themes in Noam Chomsky's work has been class warfare. The iconic MIT linguist and left-wing activist frequently has lashed out against the "massive use of tax havens to shift the burden to the general population and away from the rich," and criticized the concentration of wealth in "trusts" by the wealthiest 1%. He says the U.S. tax code is rigged with "complicated devices for ensuring that the poor -- like 80% of the population -- pay off the rich." But trusts can't be all bad. After all, Chomsky, with a net worth north of US$2-million,...
  • Missouri lawmaker wants umps to pay state tax (because of bad calls!)

    11/03/2005 8:10:52 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 12 replies · 529+ views
    AP via ESPN ^ | 11/02/2005 | unknown
    Missouri lawmaker wants umps to pay state tax JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state lawmaker and St. Louis baseball fan says umpires should pay -- literally -- for what he sees as bad calls made during the playoff series in which the Cardinals lost to the Houston Astros. Rep. Jeff Roorda, D-Barnhart, wants to expand the state athlete and entertainer tax to also cover officials such as umpires and referees. The tax is charged to out-of-state residents who earn money in Missouri while performing in such events as baseball games and concerts. Revenues are supposed to go to the arts,...
  • Teachers won't pen letters for youths

    09/29/2005 7:48:52 AM PDT · by SmithL · 62 replies · 2,385+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 9/29/5 | Jackie Burrell
    Seniors are on their own this fall at College Park High School. After more than a year of contentious contract negotiations, teachers at the Pleasant Hill high school are refusing to write letters of recommendation for college-bound students. "I am very sad, very concerned and yes, very angry," said parent Susan Wood, her voice shaking with emotion as she addressed the school board Tuesday night. "The teachers at College Park have now resolved to write no letters of recommendation and do no club advising, after-school tutoring, chaperone dances, athletic functions. All of this is very negatively impacting my daughter and...

    09/21/2005 4:04:55 AM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 15 replies · 909+ views
    Orthodoxy Today ^ | by Murray Soupcoff,
    When will the "caring" activists of the left ever learn? Never have so few individuals with so many good intentions created so much misery for so many people whom they wanted to help. As the social-engineering debacles of the last half century in the United States have demonstrated, carelessness in "caring" for the disadvantaged in our society only leads to a glaringly uncaring result.....
  • NEW ORLEANS: A GREEN GENOCIDE-- Environmental Activists Sacrificed New Orleans Poor For Wetlands!

    09/08/2005 9:13:29 AM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 12 replies · 1,032+ views
    As radical environmentalists continue to blame the ferocity of Hurricane Katrina's devastation on President Bush's ecological policies, a mainstream Louisiana media outlet inadvertently disclosed a shocking fact: Environmentalist activists were responsible for spiking a plan that may have saved New Orleans. Decades ago, the Green Left - pursuing its agenda of valuing wetlands and topographical "diversity" over human life - sued to prevent the Army Corps of Engineers from building floodgates that would have prevented significant flooding that resulted from Hurricane Katrina......
  • With no Mr. Right in sight, time for plan B..sperm donation

    07/26/2005 12:48:20 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 297 replies · 3,996+ views
    msnbc ^ | 7/14/05 | Lorie A. Parch
    When Anne-Marie,* the president and CEO of a start-up medical device company in Philadelphia, first began thinking of having a child on her own, she was 37 and her biological clock was ticking loudly. As much as she wanted to be in a great, loving relationship with a partner, she wanted a baby even more. “If I turned 50 and didn't have children," she says, "I'd be pretty devastated."
  • NARAL site is "anti-choice" (Vanity)

    07/19/2005 9:19:20 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 1 replies · 241+ views ^ | 19 July 2005 | Naral Pro-Choice America
    Sorry for the vanity but I could not resist speaking to this irony: 1) NARAL's web site comes up with a "tell your senator to oppose this three-eyed, twenty-foot-high firebreathing tentacled dragon monster Roberts", calling him "anti-choice". Yet NARAL's page offers no "choice" to change the message one sends to the senator. Pro-choice, eh? 2) The two top words are "Choose Justice". Justice... From NARAL - executing the most innocent of us in the most brutal manner imagineable. Justice. That word coming from them, unbelievable.
  • British man wants indefinite life support

    05/19/2005 11:13:51 AM PDT · by JZelle · 53 replies · 943+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-19-05 | UPI
    LONDON, May 19 (UPI) -- A terminally ill British man's request to be kept alive indefinitely has sparked legal debate over the economic impact on the National Healthcare System. Leslie Burke, 45, suffers from a degenerative brain condition and won a landmark case last year granting him the right to stop doctors from withholding food and water until he dies from his ailment. The General Medical Council has appealed the ruling to the High Court, saying it created confusion between the roles of doctor and patient. Decisions on treatment should be made by doctors, not patients, it contended. The council's...
  • Jennifer Wilbanks (Runaway Bride) might be charged with Violation of GA laws

    05/02/2005 4:56:17 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 12 replies · 562+ views
    Fox News | May 02, 2005
    Press Conference just concluded: According to the Duluth Police Chief, Jennifer purchased bus ticket for Austin TX a week before to take her on the 26th to Austin, TX. She rode the bus and then changed the bus to Dallas TX, then onto Las Vegas for a few days. Then she took another bus to New Mexico. Then contacted her fiancee, collect. When the Duluth GA Chief of Police spoke with her on the phone she did say she had been kidnapped (and gave details). Up to that point the sheriff said she had not broken any laws. Giving a...
  • The Reptilian Brains of Terri's Executioners

    04/11/2005 2:46:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 1,072+ views
    For decades, neuroscientists have recognized that the brain has three distinct systems. One is derived from primitive reptiles that were adept at survival strategies. Another includes the limbic system – often called the “seat of emotions.” The third includes the neocortex and prefrontal lobes (comprising the right and left hemispheres of the brain) that account for thinking, verbal abilities and other “higher” functions. My theory is that Terri’s putative husband Michael, his attorney George J. Felos, and Judge George Greer – who ruled for years against Terri’s right to life – have highly developed reptilian brains and prefrontal lobes, but...
  • No Name Calling Week?

    01/14/2005 7:31:37 AM PST · by EdReform · 99 replies · 4,038+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 1/12/2005 | Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.
    No Name Calling Week?     1/12/2005By Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.Yes, name-calling is wrong. But this event’s sponsors reveal the agenda behind banning it. “There is a special place in hell for people like you!” These words were directed at me by a teacher during this past summer’s National Education Association (NEA) convention in Washington, D.C. This delegate to the NEA convention made his prediction in response to my presence at the NEA’s Ex-Gay Educators’ Caucus booth in the convention exhibit hall. His cheery salutation caught me off-guard given the message of tolerance and acceptance I had been hearing around the exhibit hall....
  • It's a Matter of Parenting: The Twixters

    01/18/2005 5:08:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies · 1,052+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | January 18, 2005 | Kay R. Daly
    During this week's inaugural celebration, it is possible to bask in the warm glow of Republicans, pleased with their victory and determined to push the agenda forward in the second Bush term. There is much work to be done. In fact, there some arenas, in which liberals have made tremendous strides without Republicans taking too much notice. This week's Time magazine cover story (website), for instance, chronicles the rise of "the Twixters", a new sociological category to describe those 18 to 29 year olds who are essentially putting off the responsibility of adulthood. It is not simply that these young...
  • Liberals are Selfish

    10/28/2004 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Neoc0n · 13 replies · 162+ views
    After a discussion at work today, I need to post this. It's been keeping me awake. I think that liberals are inherently selfish. Liberals only supported the Iraq war when they believed Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. They supported the war when they thought Saddam Hussein posed a threat to them personally - when he could affect their lives directly. When it was decided that the weapons did not exist, they dropped their support. We then discovered that Saddam had been slaughtering his people wholesale for years, uncovering nearly
  • 2 Grad students in Mexico create cell-phone blocker (apx. Translation from spanish)

    06/19/2004 1:23:37 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 27 replies · 747+ views
    (translated using Babelfish with my help): Federal district (19 June 2004). - Two twentyish Mexicans designed a blocking device of cellular telephones, that is unique in the country and of which already began its series production before the manifold requested. The creators of the apparatus are Wendolyne Ramirez and Liliana Go'mez, both graduated as Engineering Telematics of the state National Polytechnical Institute, one of the main centers of scientific formation of Mexico, informed the house into studies. The mechanism has the intention to block the inopportune telephone calls in sites public like theaters, to avoid flights of information in reserved...
  • Students Protest Blood Drive Screening

    03/17/2004 9:45:58 AM PST · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 61 replies · 381+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2004
    Two student legislators at Western Oregon University have launched a drive to ban Red Cross blood drives on campus, claiming the donor screening process discriminates against gays. The two students are particularly upset about a donor question that reads: "Are you a male who has had sex with another male since 1977, even once?" The federal Food and Drug Administration, which regulates the Red Cross screening process, will not accept a donation from someone who answers 'yes' to the question, in order to help eliminate potentially HIV-tainted blood. "By continuing to allow the Red Cross on our campus, the university...
  • Bush steps up attack on women's rights

    01/23/2004 3:50:02 AM PST · by ppaul · 32 replies · 263+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 1/23/04 | CHRISTINE R. CHARBONNEAU
    No one expects George W. Bush to protect a woman's right to choose -- he's been explicitly anti-choice since 1994. One might think, however, he could at least commit to supporting the kind of sexual health information and contraceptive access that reduces the need for abortion. The administration and anti-choice hard-liners in Congress actively are attacking family planning and medically accurate sexual health education, which are proven ways to reduce the number of abortions and the spread of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.This is but a part of a coordinated assault on women's rights, which began the day Bush took...
  • Ex Argentina President Menen, 73: Fathers son Saul

    11/23/2003 2:44:30 PM PST · by rovenstinez · 7 replies · 186+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov. 23 | Rovenstinez
    After going to fertility experts, Argentina's Ex President has a boy. He'll be 80 years old when he takes the poor kid to his first day in Primary School. What a jerk. He needs to be doing the great granfather role and not be bringing a poor kid into the world that can't play tennis with his dad...or am I the only one that thinks of this as another crazy man who loves politics. I wonder if his wife wasn't the Queen of Beauty of Chile, if he would have worked so hard to reproduce himself in her!
  • Leftist Salon.Com Writer Joe Conason Is Joe Dirt

    09/24/2003 1:33:49 PM PDT · by ultimate_robber_baron · 7 replies · 1,597+ views
    The Hawaii Reporter ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2003 | Stuart K. Hayashi
    Meet Joe Dirt Stuart K. Hayashi In 2001, comedian David Spade came out with a movie titled "The Adventures of Joe Dirt." It now appears that the film was about Joe Conason, the author of "Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth" and an editorialist for the liberal-biased In the person of Brad Pitt, you've already Met Joe Black. Now Meet the Real Joe Dirt. His book purports to expose how right-wingers harness the corporate media to brainwash society. Instead of demonstrating such, however, Joe is too busy flinging his Dirt around. In two...
  • Germany Will Not Aid US Soldiers In Chemical, Biological Attack

    03/07/2003 9:53:35 AM PST · by kattracks · 240 replies · 442+ views ^ | 3/07/03 | R. Raghavendra
    Berlin ( - Adding another sticking point to strained relations with the United States, Germany says its troops will not come to the rescue of American soldiers if they invade Iraq and face a chemical or biological attack there. German defense minister Peter Struck said Friday that his forces will only defend and assist American soldiers and civilians based in Kuwait, where some German troops are currently stationed. German soldiers in Kuwait possess equipment to detect contamination by biological and chemical weapons. But if the attack takes place in Iraq, German troops will not go forward to assist U.S....