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  • House votes to repeal Obamacare

    05/16/2013 3:45:00 PM PDT · by Doogle · 142 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/16/13 | Rachel Weiner
    House Republicans voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act in its entirety,
  • Romney's Mona Lisa Smile

    11/03/2012 10:20:24 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 19 replies
    Romney’s Mona Lisa smile The Italians have words for it; the meaning of that famous smile. The tight lips with the ‘giocondo’ smirk of self-amusement. The ‘sfumato’ smile of blurry ambiguity leaving all to the imagination. But there was little left to the imagination in the Mona Lisa smile of Mitt Romney. It was everywhere in that final debate; that tight smile and warm eyes. The face that never wavered. It was a constant reflection into his opponent’s rage. It softly deflected the opposing aspirant’s mean eyes darting the fiery embers of spent dark coal. The gentle face absorbed the...
  • Socially Slow Laughin’ Joe

    10/12/2012 6:45:42 PM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 12 October 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    One of the most important qualities in a leader — in fact, in anyone who must manage, and negotiate with, people — is having a feel for man’s nature. This brings us to what has not yet been explored about Joe Biden’s bizarre behavior at last night’s vice-presidential debate: what it tells us about his grasp of reality. For the record, it’s clear to me that Biden’s overtly obnoxious, condescending manner was the result of an act. But the vice president is a phony from way back. In 1988, it was discovered that he plagiarized a speech by British Labor...
  • Ridicule Can be Countered. How to Disrupt the "Delphi Technique" (Alinsky Method)

    10/12/2012 12:46:28 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 35 replies ^ | March 1996 | Sandy Vanderberg, Peg Luksik
    Biden's caustic and offensive stratgegy of ridiculing Ryan is from Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals". The following links will explain a version of RforR called, "The Delphi Technique". It is used effectively to manipulate concensus. Read, learn and practice. The Delphi Technique - What is it? ... The Delphi Technique - How to Disrupt It ...
  • Schumer 'pained and saddened'

    06/06/2011 7:45:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | June 6, 2011 | Manu Raju
    Sen. Chuck Schumer refused to answer questions Monday evening about the Twitter scandal that has ensnared Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), his one-time congressional aide. But in a statement, the powerful Democratic senator said he was "deeply pained and saddened" about the married congressman's admission at a New York news conference Monday that he carried on lewd online conversations with at least half a dozen women. "By fully explaining himself, apologizing to all he hurt and taking full responsibility for his wrongful actions, Anthony did the right thing," Schumer said. "He remains a talented and committed public servant, and I pray...
  • When You Are Down in the Dumps..

    03/20/2010 9:04:03 AM PDT · by madison10 · 11 replies · 866+ views
    e-mail | March 19, 2010 | E-mail
    ...and think you have REAL problems,
  • Soldiers help Iraqi boy get new smile

    12/26/2009 8:26:11 AM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 611+ views
    Second Lt. Charles Duggan, of Jacksonville, N.C., a platoon leader with Company C, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, receives a kiss from three-year-old Abdullah, in the boy's home south of Baghdad, Dec. 23. Duggan and his platoon stopped by to see the boy after his recent cleft palate surgery that was done for free through an organization called Smile Train that Duggan contacted. Photo by Sgt. Mary Phillips, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team. BAGHDAD — From behind his father, an excited three-year-old boy named Abdullah plays peek-a-boo with Soldiers of the 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30th...
  • Video: Obama’s Amazingly Consistent Smile

    09/28/2009 10:31:48 PM PDT · by CyberRBTmail · 7 replies · 670+ views
    Common Sense 2020 ^ | 2009-09-28 | LukeAmerica2020
    On Wednesday (September 23rd), the Obamas hosted a reception at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, during which they stood for 135 photographs with visiting foreign dignitaries in town for the UN meeting. The President has exactly the same smile in every single shot. Eerily, as this video slideshow by Eric Spiegelman reveals, he appears to be a wax sculpture or cardboard cutout. The photos are available on the State Department’s flickr page. Video: Obama’s Amazingly Consistent Smile
  • Barack Obama’s Unchanging Paris Hilton Smile

    09/27/2009 2:15:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 2,148+ views
    Anorak ^ | 9/26/09
    BARACK Obama smiles for the camera and the smile in exactly the same every time - like Paris Hilton’s: Video Hereor here: Ladies and gentlemen, your President is a robot. Or a wax sculpture. Maybe a cardboard cutout. All I know is no human being has a photo smile this amazingly consistent. On Wednesday, the Obamas hosted a reception at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, during which they stood for 130 photographs with visiting foreign dignitaries in town for the UN meeting. The President has exactly the same smile in every single shot. See for yourself —...
  • Video: Barack Obama's amazingly consistent smile (Frightening and Disturbing...)

    09/25/2009 1:45:36 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies · 1,943+ views
    Vimeo ^ | 9/25/09 | Eric Spiegelman
    Ladies and gentlemen, your President is a robot. Or a wax sculpture. Maybe a cardboard cutout. All I know is no human being has a photo smile this amazingly consistent. On Wednesday, the Obamas hosted a reception at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, during which they stood for 130 photographs with visiting foreign dignitaries in town for the UN meeting. The President has exactly the same smile in every single shot. See for yourself — the pictures are up on the State Department’s flickr (link below). And, of course, compressed into 20 seconds for your viewing pleasure.
  • Palin meets Down syndrome parents (great photos from SMILE breakfast)

    04/17/2009 12:30:41 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 31 replies · 1,781+ views
    Courier Press ^ | April 17, 2009 | Thomas B. Langhorne
    Before flying back to Alaska, Gov. Sarah Palin made one last stop in Evansville this morning. Palin went to Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano to attend a private breakfast event hosted by S.M.I.L.E on Down syndrome, a local group that provides resources and support for people with Down syndrome and their families. The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee was accompanied by her husband, Todd Palin, and Meghan Stapleton, Alaska-based director of her political action committee, SarahPAC. Palin told the Vanderburgh County Right to Life 2009 Spring Banquet Thursday night that her baby son Trig, who was born with Down syndrome, did not...
  • Scientists Predict Marriage Failure from Family Photos

    04/15/2009 12:14:55 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 37 replies · 1,936+ views
    news.softpedia ^ | 14th of April 2009 | Elena Gorgan
    The intensity of the smile holds the secret to a happy marriage or divorce: Getting married is a giant leap of faith, it has often been said, whose outcome no one can determine. Working until now under the “only time will tell” principle, marriage has just become much simpler, with scientists revealing in a new study that the answer to whether it will end in divorce or not is to be found in childhood pictures of both members. After analyzing the cases of 650 adults and the pictures these provided from their childhood, researchers at the DePauw University in Indiana...
  • New Newsbusted video.

    09/19/2008 7:14:12 AM PDT · by Bertram3 · 2 replies · 139+ views
    youtube ^ | 9/19/08 | Media Resaearch Center
    A good way to start the day.
  • DETECTIVES: Chris Jenkins murder connects dozens around country

    04/25/2008 7:48:29 AM PDT · by toast · 117 replies · 2,420+ views
    KSTP ^ | 04/23/2008 | Kristi Piehl
    Could there be a calculated, cross-country plot to kill young college men, including some in Minnesota? It seems a little hard to believe, but two New York detectives say, they can prove it.
  • Smile -- And The World Can Hear You, Even If You Hide

    01/16/2008 8:40:46 AM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 64+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-16-2008 | University of Portsmouth.
    Smile -- And The World Can Hear You, Even If You HideThe Duchenne smile. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of Portsmouth) ScienceDaily (Jan. 16, 2008) — Smiling affects how we speak, to the point that listeners can identify the type of smile based on sound alone, according to a study by scientists at the University of Portsmouth. The research, which also suggested that some people have "smilier" voices than others, adds to the growing body of evidence that smiling and other expressions pack a strong informational punch and may even impact us on a subliminal level. "When we listen to...
  • Cameras to nab illegal parkers in S.F. bus lanes

    01/04/2008 8:06:56 AM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 42+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/4/8 | Rachel Gordon
    Aided by video cameras mounted on buses, San Francisco has launched an initiative to punish drivers who illegally park in transit-only lanes. The goal is to clear traffic lanes for Muni buses, which are operating at an average speed of 8 mph, making the Municipal Railway among the slowest transit agencies of any major U.S. city. The cameras will attempt to catch motorists parked in traffic lanes reserved for buses. For now, offenders will be let off with a written warning. But starting in the next month or so, if all goes according to plan, they'll be hit with a...
  • Firefighters Save 6 Cats From Milford Blaze

    08/23/2007 11:53:41 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 17 replies · 323+ views
    wbztv ^ | 22v Aug 2007 | Area
    (WBZ) MILFORD Milford firefighters not only had to extinguish a house fire but they also saved a half-dozen cats from the burning home.
  • HUMINT: Smile for Effect

    03/04/2007 10:56:04 AM PST · by humint · 1,605+ views
    humint ^ | 04 Mar 2007 | humint
    SMILE FOR EFFECT, A PREQUEL TO “THE AMERICAN STREET”. Months ago I wrote a post about the American Street. In it, I describe a verbal exchange I had with a communist propagandizer. Despite the obnoxious T-Shirt this snake oil salesman was wearing, and despite the fact he was trying hard to attract attention – almost everyone around him was doing a good job of ignoring him. I however could not ignore him. You might be asking, why did humint notice a subversive newspaper salesman among an ocean of busy bodies, shuffling diligently from point “A” to point “B”? The answer...
  • FReeper Canteen~What Makes you Happy?~25 Jan 2007

    01/24/2007 5:59:47 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 782 replies · 4,266+ views
    Canteen Crew | Supporting The Best Troops In The World
    ~The FReeper Canteen Asks~ What Makes You Happy? People? Places? Pets? Nature? Music? Art? Fitness? Wealth? Family? Or is it simply...... Chocolate? "It takes 43 muscles to frown and only 17 to smile" You cannot watch this without smiling! Come & share your happy moments & memories!
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Police Commission OKs more cameras -- 25 at 8 locations

    01/18/2007 1:05:44 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 394+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/18/7 | Demian Bulwa
    The San Francisco Police Commission on Wednesday night approved Mayor Gavin Newsom's request to add surveillance cameras at eight additional high-crime street corners. The 25 new cameras will be added to the 33 already in place at 14 locations. After a four-hour City Hall hearing that drew more than 100 people, the commission voted 5-0 to approve the cameras, with two members absent. Members, though, conceded that they do not yet know whether the anti-crime cameras are effective. They expressed disappointment that the mayor's office had not provided more information about whether the existing cameras have deterred crime. "I'm willing...
  • Coup leaders urge Thai soldiers to smile

    09/24/2006 11:30:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies · 2,729+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | September 24, 2006
    Military coup leaders in Thailand — often called the "Land of Smiles" — apparently don't want to ruin that image. They've ordered soldiers to smile. Army radio broadcasts are reminding soldiers to be friendly and courteous, especially to children and anyone who wants to take pictures with them...
  • CBS 2 Investigates: Video Leads To Cop Busts

    08/19/2006 11:50:44 AM PDT · by beltfed308 · 14 replies · 1,400+ views
    (CBS) NEW YORK ^ | Aug 17, 2006 7:40 am US/Eastern | Scott Weinberger
    (CBS) NEW YORK Last April, police targeted a sex-for-money operation at a well-known Brooklyn massage parlor. They sent in an undercover officer to catch them in the act. Instead, the cops involved were the ones who got stung. Pictures taken from a series of hidden surveillance cameras show the undercover officer entering, standing in the massage parlor lobby and then walking out. He spends a total of 43 seconds inside. Yet the officer claimed that during those 43 seconds he was solicited by all eight women working there. Moments later the vice squad moved in and the workers and massage...
  • Online controversy over graffiti by Israeli kids

    07/24/2006 8:53:24 AM PDT · by MikeA · 127 replies · 2,099+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/24/06 | SHEERA CLAIRE FRENKEL
    In the public relations battle brewing on-line, there is a new eye to the center of the storm surrounding the war with Hizbullah - a series of photos showing Israeli children writing messages on shells meant for targets in Lebanon. Questions over the photos' authenticity have been put to rest by authorities that were present during the incident, which occurred on July 17 near the northern border. The mostly local children had been brought to see the shells by their parents. Although it remains unclear who encouraged them to write the messages, their colorful scribbles, including a Star of David,...
  • Dental Clinic Gives Iraqis Reason to Smile

    05/01/2006 7:10:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 430+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Anna-Marie Hizer
    In joint Iraqi-U.S. dental assessment and care clinic, medics evaluated and treated patients of all ages. BAGHDAD, May 1, 2006 — A smile can light up one’s face and now, after a joint Iraqi Army and U.S. Army dental clinic, more than 200 Iraqis have a reason to smile. "[We are] concentrating on dental support. It allows us to give something back to the community." U.S. Army Special Forces medic Iraqi Army troops, along with U.S. Special Forces medics, civil affairs and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division soldiers, recently traveled to a school in Amu Shabi, Iraq, to...
  • What A Viking's Smile Revealed

    01/08/2006 2:12:41 PM PST · by blam · 58 replies · 7,959+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-7-2006
    What a Viking's smile revealed 07 January 2006 VIKING warriors may have filed deep grooves into their teeth to indicate class or military rank. Caroline Arcini of Sweden's National Heritage Board analysed 557 skeletons from four major Viking-age Swedish cemeteries and discovered that around 10 per cent of men, but none of the women, bore horizontal grooves across the upper front teeth. The marks, which were cut deep into the enamel, are often found in pairs or triplets and appear precisely made. They might have marked certain men as members of a group of tradesmen or warriors, or signified their...
  • Diverity Training Advice Needed!

    09/27/2005 4:59:12 PM PDT · by Little Bill · 81 replies · 1,565+ views
    self | self
    Again, I am confronted by our yearly PC Celibration of Diversity. Today, I was shuffling through my bosses "to do" list and I found my self, scheduled for diversity training. I am not blaiming him for subjecting me to the one occasion that would get me fired, great guy I was his mentor, he is on the way to achieving all that I saw in him. I have opinions that border on Social Darwinism, every one will achieve what they can, I hate big gov, and I accept people as they are. Damn it, I am a libertarian with out...
  • N. Orleans Installing Surveillance Cameras

    03/08/2005 11:09:06 AM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies · 842+ views
    AP ^ | 3/8/5 | MARY FOSTER
    New Orleans (AP) -- The man marched down the street in daylight, armed with a paintball rifle that had been converted to shoot with lethal force. He then blasted a newly installed camera in hopes of freeing the drug-ridden neighborhood from police surveillance. But the shooter's image was saved on the camera's hard drive. "All it did was get him arrested," chuckled New Orleans' chief technology officer, Greg Meffert. "The camera immediately notified the police and tracked him until he was caught." And when they got him, they found he was wanted on a murder arrant. The arrest was the...
  • The Star-Spangled Grin ("An American smile is more open, genuine and warm.")

    03/01/2005 4:25:49 PM PST · by srm913 · 29 replies · 1,107+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | March 1, 2005 | Debra Black
    The star-spangled grin Study found that women with big, warm smiles at age 21 had happier, more productive lives DEBRA BLACK STAFF REPORTER Be it Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and her mysterious smile, or Lewis Carroll's grinning Cheshire cat, a smile can not only light up a room, but can also reveal nationality and radiate sexual appeal, warmth, modesty and decorum, according to an American researcher. For example, Americans and the British have two quite distinct smiles, said Dacher Keltner, a psychology professor at the University of California at Berkeley who has studied the mysterious art of smiling. An...
  • 'SMiLE' cellist among tsunami missing

    01/04/2005 2:12:24 PM PST · by JellyJam · 48 replies · 1,226+ views ^ | Jan. 4, 2005 | Billboard
    Brian Wilson has issued a desperate plea for any information on the whereabouts of Markus Sandlund, a cellist from the Stockholm Strings & Horns who played on his recently released recreation of the lost Beach Boys album "SMiLE." Sandlund was vacationing in Thailand when the area was battered by a tsunami following a Dec. 26 earthquake in the Indian Ocean and has not been heard from since. "I have been devastated since I heard the news that Markus is missing in Thailand," Wilson says in a statement. "We have sent an agent to see what we can find out, but...
  • New rules on visa application photos nothing to smile about

    11/29/2004 11:15:26 AM PST · by vannrox · 14 replies · 842+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Sunday, November 28, 2004 | Lillian Thomas
    When it comes to some U.S. government photos, smiling is frowned upon. "The subject's expression should be neutral [non-smiling] with both eyes open, and mouth closed," says a rule cited in the rejection of a visa photograph of a tooth-showing person from Cleveland. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explained that "no expression" is the standard for such photos.
  • Trulying Sickening Picture - Caption if you will

  • **Official Friday Silliness Thread**

    11/19/2004 12:33:34 PM PST · by TheBigB · 604 replies · 16,767+ views
    11/19/04 | self
    There have been sooooo many typical Friday articles today...seems like folks are looking to blow off soem steam. :) So here we go...write whatever you want..."unnngh!" "All your base..." etc. Write about missing frogs (him name is pipkin green frog), big booties (please?), or even "ignore this thread!" Whatever you want. :)
  • Kerry's smile vs Bush's smirk

    10/02/2004 10:40:59 AM PDT · by nonkultur · 14 replies · 678+ views
    Ties of India ^ | [ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2004 02:51:44 PM ] | AFP
    WASHINGTON: George W Bush must get rid of the grimaces and smirks, John Kerry is still struggling to put on a natural smile, experts said after the first presidential debate. Communications experts said on Friday both contenders must work on their body language ahead of the two remaining presidential debates and the November 2 election. According to Patti Wood, an Atlanta-based body language consultant, Bush had an assured first 30 minutes at the crucial first debate. "But he seemed to run out of planned stuff to say and I think he became emotional," added Wood, who has advised the US...
  • Laugh, Bubba - Southern humor is drawing fans like a heifer to red clover

    10/01/2004 12:36:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies · 1,521+ views
    October 1, 2004 ^ | October 1, 2004 | LANA BERKOWITZ
    DAG-GUM. Seems like rednecks are multiplying faster than empties in the back of a pick-'em-up truck. Jeff Foxworthy, famous for his "You might be a redneck" shtick, is back on prime-time television with Blue Collar TV. Gretchen Wilson kicks up dust in her Redneck Woman video. And, Miss Alabama won the Miss America pageant. Comedy Central has been in on the joke from the git-go. Among the cable network's contributions to corn pone humor are Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie, concert specials with a Southern twang and a repackaging of WB's Blue Collar TV. Funny is funny, and it's...
  • A triumph, finally (Five-Star Review of Brian Wilson's "Smile")

    09/27/2004 10:51:18 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 39 replies · 869+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 9/27/2004 | Robert Christgau
    Never mind Pet Sounds. Good record, but a totem. That leaves three great Beach Boys albums. First comes a fun-fun-fun best-of: With the canonical Endless Summer deleted, settle for 2003's longer, less pristine Sounds of Summer. The other two are quickies that fit neatly on one must-own CD: Buy Smiley Smile/Wild Honey while EMI lets you. Smiley Smile and Wild Honey get respect now, but in 1967 they peeved hard-core Pet Sounds fans, who were waiting gape-mouthed for Smile, described by those in the know as the American Sgt. Pepper -- proof that our Bea-boys belonged in the same league...
  • Edwards Criticizes (President) Bush, (VP) Cheney With Smile

    09/13/2004 7:10:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 583+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/13/04 | Liz Sidoti - AP
    SANTA FE, N.M. - Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards (news - web sites) has sharpened his criticism of President Bush (news - web sites) and Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) over the past week, but his style has remained the same. He couches his criticism with charm. The North Carolina senator with the Southern drawl and populist message is no pit bull on the campaign trail, the role that vice presidential candidates sometimes take as they do the dirty work for the No. 1 on the ticket. Rather, Edwards draws distinctions between John Kerry (news -...
  • Brian and Melinda Wilson Interview with Larry King to air August 20 on CNN (SMiLE release/tour)

    08/20/2004 11:23:23 AM PDT · by weegee · 30 replies · 1,100+ views ^ | August 2004 | no byline
    Brian and Melinda Wilson will the sole guests on the Larry King show on Friday, August 20. Perhaps the most extensive interview of his career, transcripts of the show will also be made available online for those unable to access CNN.
  • Interview With Beach Boy Brian Wilson

    08/13/2004 9:35:15 AM PDT · by Zack Nguyen · 69 replies · 1,778+ views ^ | July 4, 2004 | Deborah Solomon
    Questions for Brian Wilson : Summer Fun, Anyone? Interview by Deborah Solomon Your album ''Smile'' has been called the greatest rock record that was never released. It's the Beach Boys' lost masterpiece. We started it in 1967, but we never finished it. But it is scheduled for release in September. Why did you decide to finish recording it now? I wanted to get it out before I died. Are you dying? No. And you also have a new solo recording that just came out, ''Gettin' In Over My Head.'' Is it any good? Each song is different. They're not all...
  • Brian Wilson to tour US for release of legendary album "Smile"

    08/06/2004 9:01:31 AM PDT · by johnfrink · 49 replies · 841+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 5, 2004 | Troy Carpenter
    Former Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson will bring his long-awaited "Smile" live performances to the North America this fall, after debuting the "lost masterpiece" in concert in the United Kingdom and Europe earlier this year. The tour will kick off Sept. 30 at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis, with 21 dates announced so far. Shows are scheduled through Nov. 2 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and include a two-night stand at New York's famed Carnegie Hall. A re-recorded version of the album will be released Sept. 28 on Nonesuch Records. "Smile" was intended as the follow-up...
  • Nonesuch To Release Legendary 'Smile' Album (Brian Wilson without the Beach Boys)

    05/19/2004 10:49:55 PM PDT · by weegee · 12 replies · 257+ views
    Billboard Magazine ^ | May 18, 2004, 10:25 AM ET | -- Troy Carpenter, N.Y, Edited By Jonathan Cohen.
    Nearly four decades after it was initially slated for release on Capitol, Brian Wilson's "lost" Beach Boys masterpiece "SMiLE" will finally be heard by the record-buying public. A newly recorded version of the album is to be released Sept. 28 worldwide by Nonesuch Records. The new "SMiLE" was produced by Wilson and features the pop icon's 10-member touring band along with the Stockholm Strings and Horns ensemble. Wilson first revisited the project in November 2003 along with lyricist Van Dyke Parks and keyboardist Darian Sahanaja, reviewing the original 37-year-old tapes with the intent to prepare a version of the album...
  • Operation Smile Reconstructs Face of 13-Year Old Iraqi Girl

    05/19/2004 5:33:19 PM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies · 181+ views
    WAVY 10 ^ | 19 may 2004 | WAVY TV 10
    Operation Smile Reconstructs Face of 13-Year Old Iraqi Girl Doctors from Operation Smile performed life-changing surgery on a little girl from Iraq Wednesday at The Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk. Thirteen-year old Eman, born with facial abnormalities, arrived in Hampton Roads Monday for her surgery. Eman's father quit his job and sold almost everything he owned to get her to  Jordan - just for the chance that Operation Smile would accept her as a patient.Wednesday, nearly four years later, his prayer was answered. "It will be a challenge," said Dr. Bill Magee, prior to Eman's surgery. Dr....
  • Pictures Show Babies Smile In The Womb

    09/12/2003 9:27:49 AM PDT · by bedolido · 57 replies · 8,241+ views
    Sky News ^ | 09/12/03 | Staff Writer
    Pioneering scanning techniques have produced astonishing images from inside the womb which show babies apparently smiling and crying. Experts believe the breakthrough could lead to advances in baby health for a whole range of conditions, including Down's Syndrome. The pictures offer a new insight into foetal behaviour. The ultra-sound scanning techniques capture images which show the foetuses yawn, blink, suck their fingers and seem to cry and smile. Up to now, doctors did not think infants made such expressions until after birth and believed they learned to smile by copying their mother. The procedure has been pioneered by London obstetrician...
  • Smiling will get you nowhere (Canada bans smiling/frowning on passport photos)

    08/28/2003 11:57:10 PM PDT · by ppaul · 7 replies · 336+ views
    The Guardian U.K. ^ | 8/28/03 | staff/wire service
    AP, TORONTO - Close your mouth. Look into the camera. Don't smile. Don't frown. Canadians applying for passports must now submit photos showing "neutral expressions". They cannot be smiling, frowning, glaring or grimacing, the Canadian passport office said. The changes follow recommendations from the International Civil Aviation Organisation, the UN agency responsible for aviation issues, aimed at making it easier for security personnel to recognise passport holders around the world, a spokeswoman told the Globe and Mail newspaper. The measure took effect on August 15, but the office will accept photos that do not meet the criteria until November 3....
  • That winning smile is a total loser

    04/16/2003 8:08:49 AM PDT · by FairWitness · 24 replies · 216+ views ^ | 4-16-03 | Betty Cuniberti
    <p>Studying more than 100,000 people, Yale researcher Marianne LaFrance has discovered that women smile more than men.</p> <p>Smiling is, in fact, our "default" face. We smile just because our face is on "on." The no-smile is a man's auto-program face.</p>
  • Gore's 7 Million Reasons to Smile

    12/12/2002 6:54:13 PM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 3 replies · 174+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/12/02 | Marc Ambinder
    W A S H I N G T O N, Dec. 12 — Former Vice President Al Gore might be able to tap as much as $7 million in unrestricted campaign cash now gathering dust in an obscure account from his 2000 race, giving his candidacy a potentially significant boost should he decide to seek the Democratic presidential nomination. The funds could vault Gore to the top of the money race, in which he now lags behind several other Democratic presidential hopefuls. Last week, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts transferred $3.1 million to his presidential exploratory committee. And Sen. John...
  • Videotaping changed information gathering

    04/28/2002 12:56:51 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 1 replies · 238+ views
    Los Angeles daily News ^ | Lynn Elber, AP
    Videotaping changed information gathering By Lynn ElberAssociated Press When George Holliday leaned out of his apartment window and aimed a video camera at police officers beating Rodney King, it was the end of innocence and the beginning of an era. Camcorders had been focused on weddings, birthday parties and other private joys. Now the public realm would increasingly belong to the new video technology and to accidental historians such as Holliday. The 1991 King video was "the flash point, the coming of age of portable video that everybody's got," said Syracuse University television professor Robert Thompson. "Which, in a very...