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  • Riley the Amazing Talking Bird

    12/13/2015 2:55:22 PM PST · by Revski · 17 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/13/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Riley is an Eclectus Roratus Parrot - who can talk! He communicates with me like a human as he understands the meanings of his words learnt. In this video, I have a wonderful chat with him about a few things.
  • New Talking Barbie Can Have 2-Way Conversations With Kids

    02/21/2015 7:53:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Time ^ | 2/17/15 | Victor Luckerson
    The new Hello Barbie, showed off at the New York Toy Fair on Saturday, will actually be able to listen to kids’ words and change its own language to adapt to their preferences, BBC reports. Tell Barbie you like dancing, and she’ll mention dancing in a later conversation, for example. A speech-recognition company called ToyTalk is programming Barbie’s speaking and listening capabilities. The necklace on the doll will feature both the microphone and the speaker that help enable the conversations. Hello Barbie will retail for $74.99 when it launches, likely in time for the holiday season. The doll requires a...
  • Pastoral Perspectives on Silence in Church

    09/23/2013 3:30:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | September 22, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the more frequent concerns expressed by many Catholics is level of talking and other noise in churches in recent decades. Many of us who are a bit older remember a time when to walk even into a rather full Church was to walk into a realm of great silence. People just didn’t talk in church. One would enter, find their pew, genuflect, and then kneel for private prayer before Mass began. When Mass concluded, one might kneel for a brief while for prayer, but then leave quietly, not talking until in the vestibule or outside the church. Even...
  • NSA employees given (Thanksgiving) talking points for discussing agency with family

    12/02/2013 5:44:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Guardian ^ | 12/02/13 | Spencer Ackerman
    **SNIP** ...the NSA evidently compiled a two-page document, dated November 22, giving instructions for discussing the highly secretive agency with “family and close friends”. Among the points officials are “authorized to share” this holiday season: “The NSA’s mission is of great value to the nation”; it performs its missions “exceptionally well”; and its employees are “loyal Americans with expert skills”. NSA officials did not respond to questions about the talking points, their preparation and their veracity. While most of the talking points simply provide that level of uncritical assurance, several pass along disputable or disputed claims – things that can...
  • Ace of Spades' Talking Points for Talking With Your Obnoxious Progressive Family Members About

    11/26/2013 9:50:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    ace of spades ^ | 11/26/13 | ace
    1. Hey remember when you said that Obamacare was going to work great, and then, when people asked you how it actually worked, you sort of implied they were stupid for not knowing, and yet you never provided any evidence that you had any idea of how it was supposed to work yourself? Yeah, you were wrong to do that. 2. Remember when you called me crazy for saying Obama wanted to "spread the wealth around," based on not a scrap of evidence except for Obama himself saying he wanted to spread the wealth around? Yeah, there's a NYT article...
  • Democratic Talking Points: IRS Targeting of Nearly 500 Conservative Groups Was Not Partisan

    06/04/2013 7:26:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/4/13 | Jim Hoft
    Here is a copy of the Democratic talking points at the House Ways and Means Committee hearing today in Washington DC. Democrats handed this out to the press before the hearing. Democrat Sander Levin, the ranking member on the committee, said the IRS targeting scandal is not a partisan scandal.
  • Feinstein: ´Talking points were wrong´

    05/12/2013 10:15:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/12/13 | Tarini Parti
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein says the talking points used on the Sunday news shows following the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were wrong, adding that the administration should have been quicker in calling it a terrorist act. “I think the talking points were wrong,” the California Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Sunday on NBC´s “Meet the Press.” “I think the talking points should not be written by the intelligence community.” “Unfortunately," she added, "the word extremist was used which isn’t not as crystal clear as terrorist.”
  • The Benghazi talking points: What’s known and unknown

    05/07/2013 8:04:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/7/13 | Glenn Kessler
    “I wasn’t involved in the talking points process.... As I understand it, as I’ve been told, it was a typical interagency process where staff, including from the State Department, all participated, to try to come up with whatever was going to be made publicly available, and it was an intelligence product.” — Then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jan. 23, 2013 This column has been updated New information is raising questions about the development of the administration’s talking points on the deadly attack on the diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, which left four Americans, including the ambassador, dead. Readers may...
  • Liberal Talking Points: The Economy

    06/27/2012 9:48:56 AM PDT · by Chris in VA · 12 replies
    American Live ^ | 06/27/12 | David Webb
    With the onset of the general election campaign, the liberals will, at the behest of Team Obama, will resort to their daily dose of “kool-aid”…err, I mean talking points. Time to debunk the myth – The Obama Administration put out a report in 2009 called The Job Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. In it, the Obama Administration predicted that the stimulus package would keep unemployment under 8%.
  • Obama's bogus Keystone talking points

    01/18/2012 1:13:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/18/12 | Conn Carroll
    President Obama is expected to announce he is killing the Keystone XL pipeline project later today and will audaciously blame Republicans for forcing him to do it. Here is how White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer messaged on the decision last December: "The House bill simply shortens the review process in a way that virtually guarantees that the pipeline will NOT be approved." Obama is also expected to say today that TransCanada is free to reapply for the permit after it develops an alternate route through the sensitive Nebraska’s Ogallala Aquifer habitat. Both these talking points are completely bogus. The...
  • Males Believe Discussing Problems Is A Waste of Time, MU Study Shows

    08/22/2011 3:27:43 PM PDT · by decimon · 71 replies
    University of Missouri ^ | August 22, 2011 | Unknown
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A new University of Missouri study finds that boys feel that discussing problems is a waste of time. “For years, popular psychologists have insisted that boys and men would like to talk about their problems but are held back by fears of embarrassment or appearing weak,” said Amanda J. Rose, associate professor of psychological sciences in the MU College of Arts and Science. “However, when we asked young people how talking about their problems would make them feel, boys didn’t express angst or distress about discussing problems any more than girls. Instead, boys’ responses suggest that they...
  • Andrew Klavan, Talking Crap III: Absolute Crap!!!

    08/12/2011 11:57:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    PJTV ^ | 8/12/11 | Andrew Klavan
    EARMUFFS!!! The craptalker-in-chief's crap talk has been so craptacular that it's become difficult to see the crap for the crap. So let's get crapping.
  • Obama Must Stop the Nonsense on the Economy(O'Reilly Talking Points)

    06/10/2011 3:29:09 AM PDT · by Son House · 26 replies
    O'Reilly Factor ^ | Jun 9, 2011 | Bill O'Reilly
    Talking Points: 6/9 Video
  • The NEA General Counsel talking about what they value... Money & Power...

    02/21/2011 6:49:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    facebook ^ | 2/21/11 | Michele Bachmann
    Michele Bachman posted this on her Facebook page. Quite remarkable really. Utterly shameless.
  • Krauthammer: 'People Are Talking about American Decline – Don't Believe a Word of It'

    12/24/2010 2:58:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/24/10 | eff Poor
    Over the last few years, with an economy in decline and the rise of certain developing nations, there have been murmurs of the end of American exceptionalism throughout the media. Don’t believe a word of it, says syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer. On the Christmas Eve edition of Fox News Channel’s “Happening Now,” Krauthammer was asked to reflect on the last two years. He explained there was similar rhetoric about the nation’s decline at the end of the 1970s. “Well, I think this is mostly a reflection of the recession,” Krauthammer said. “The mood of the country...
  • W.H. Talking Point, "From Day One" (16 times)

    05/03/2010 8:46:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1,127+ views
    Politico ^ | 5/3/10 | The White House
    The White House talking point for the day.... over and over again.
  • Steyn: Talking The Talk [Talking down to us]

    01/29/2010 10:06:05 PM PST · by JLS · 26 replies · 1,484+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 29 January 2010 | Mark Steyn
    Americans conclude: No rules, just wrong The world turns. In Indonesia, the principal of a Muslim boarding school in Tangerang who is accused of impregnating a 15-year-old student says the DNA test will prove that a malevolent genie is the real father. In New Zealand, a German tourist, Hans Kurt Kubus, has been jailed for attempting to board a plane at Christchurch with 44 live lizards in his underpants. In Britain, a research team at King's College, London, has declared that the female "G-spot" doesn't exist. In France, a group of top gynecologists dismissed the findings, asking, "What do you...
  • Talking Health Care With Gov. Pawlenty

    11/02/2009 6:52:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 472+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 11/2/09 | Philip Klein
    With his second term set to expire at the end of next year, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is widely considered a likely contender for the 2012 Republican nomination. Pawlenty took a step toward raising his national profile recently when he formed a political action committee, called Freedom First. Last Friday, TAS's Philip Klein spoke to Gov. Pawlenty over the phone to get his reaction to the Democrats' current health care push. The following is a transcript of the exchange.
  • What will talking power meters say about you?

    10/27/2009 10:19:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 785+ views
    msnbc ^ | 10/27/09 | Bob Sullivan
    Would you sign up for a discount with your power company in exchange for surrendering control of your thermostat? What if it means that, one day, your auto insurance company will know that you regularly arrive home on weekends at 2:15 a.m., just after the bars close? Welcome to the complex world of the Smart Grid, which may very well pit environmental concerns against thorny privacy issues. If you think such debates are purely philosophical, you’re behind the times.
  • Video Proof, Women Use More Words

    09/22/2009 8:41:23 AM PDT · by OneVike · 30 replies · 1,764+ views
    Gate of the City ^ | 9/21/09 | Chuck Ness
    This video reminds me of a joke I heard about a husband who was looking through the paper when he came upon a study that said women use more words than men? Well there was a married man who read in a magazine that, "Men use about 7000 words per day, but women use 20,000". Excited to prove to his wife that he had been right all along when he accused her of talking too much, he showed her the study results. The wife thought for a while, then finally she said to her husband, "It's because we have to...
  • Obama Video: "I Don't Want The Folks Who Created The Mess To Do A Lot Of Talking"

    08/07/2009 8:04:31 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 157 replies · 6,124+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 7, 2009 | by RCP Staff
    Click link for video. President Obama at a campaign rally for Virginia Gov. hopeful Creigh Deeds: "I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them just to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess."
  • Obama: Stop talking and get moving on health care (causes a bankruptcy in America every 30 seconds)

    03/05/2009 10:19:04 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 1,302+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/5/09 | Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says federal officials for years have only "talked and tinkered" over health care reform while problems have gone unresolved. Opening his conference on health-care, Obama complained that the soaring cost "now causes a bankruptcy in America every 30 seconds." He was speaking Thursday to over a hundred experts and policymakers invited to the White House, including some who opposed the Clinton administration's health-care overhaul. Obama told the White House Forum on Health Reform: "We have tried and fallen short, stalled time and again by failures of will, or Washington politics, or industry lobbying." He said...
  • Oft repeated Democrat soundbites, talking points, phrases

    10/21/2008 3:25:01 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 8 replies · 293+ views
    me | 10/21/08 | Me
    A local radio host who leans to the left but refuses to admit it had as part of his show today a request for callers to call in with republican talking points/soundbites that they always use. Cut & Run, Stay The Course, Maverick, Joe Six Pack, etc... were some of his examples. The left lives and breaths such things, and has been using the same ones for 30 years. Lets compile a list for our amusement.
  • Beaware New Democratic Slime/Talking Point: "Kill Him"

    10/07/2008 6:26:36 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 15 replies · 1,372+ views
    From Australian site: "Now it turns out, one of his earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers," Palin said. "And, according to the New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, 'launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,'" she continued. "Kill him!" proposed one man in the audience.
  • NATO does not rule out Afghan talks with Taliban

    10/01/2008 5:29:04 PM PDT · by Flavius · 1 replies · 275+ views
    afp ^ | 10/1/08 | afp
    e general who commands NATO forces in Afghanistan called Wednesday for enlisting tribes to help pacify the country and did not rule out reconciliation with ousted Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.
  • Meow, Meow, Meow

    06/11/2008 7:03:25 AM PDT · by fings · 3 replies · 83+ views
    Bo (woof) In Commentary: Although the actors in this video are hideous (just look at their small bodies, long whiskers and rough tongues), it does provide a little bit of comedic relief even for the canine set. Enjoy…..
  • McCain topper to allies: Stay on message (Talking Points For ALL To Follow)

    03/12/2008 11:27:16 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 87 replies · 1,174+ views
    Politico ^ | March 11, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    After being forced to respond to three separate incidents in recent weeks of conservatives alluding to Barack Obama's middle name, John McCain's campaign manager today sent a memo to top supporters urging them to stick to the campaign's preferred message -- and to avoid taking gratuitous shots at their Democratic rivals. "We expect that all supporters, surrogates and staff will hold themselves to similarly high standards when they are representing the campaign. To help guide you, please find talking points below."
  • Man awake, talking after 47-floor fall

    01/03/2008 6:21:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 854+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/3/08 | David B. Caruso - ap
    NEW YORK - Doctors say they have never seen anything like it: A window washer who fell 47 stories from the roof of a Manhattan skyscraper is now awake, talking to his family and expected to walk again. Alcides Moreno, 37, plummeted almost 500 feet in a Dec. 7 scaffolding collapse that killed his brother. Somehow, Moreno lived, and doctors at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center announced Thursday that his recovery has been astonishing. He has movement in all his limbs. He is breathing on his own. And on Christmas Day, he opened his mouth and spoke for the...

    06/20/2007 9:35:01 AM PDT · by Neo111 · 398 replies · 4,316+ views
    my own work | 20 june 2007 | George Rolph
    WHY MEN SHOULD NOT TALK TO WOMEN. (Unless you have too) I was standing and gazing at a supermarket shelf when I overheard a conversation between a young couple nearby. “Do you think we should have the Taglatelli or should we go Chinese for dinner?” The man thought for a moment. “I would prefer Chinese.” He said. “Yes, but we had Chinese last week.” “We had Taglatelli last week as well.” He replied. I knew at this point he was on a loser here. Her question was not really a question at all. It was a ruse designed to look...
  • Wish your pets could talk to you? Well, they do

    06/19/2007 8:25:50 AM PDT · by gpapa · 67 replies · 1,291+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 18, 2007 | Kim Campbell Thornton
    Here’s a guide to interpreting what their tails, ears and fur are saying
  • Talking replaces guns in war with the Taliban

    05/11/2007 3:26:35 AM PDT · by Flavius · 12 replies · 442+ views
    telegraph ^ | 11/05/2007 | By Tom Coghlan in Gereshk
    After more than a month of heavy fighting in north Helmand province of Afghanistan, around the towns of Gereshk and Sangin, the guns are largely silent and the talking has begun. Afghan man and British soldier Intelligence suggests that many Taliban in Helmand are simply long-term unemployed local men In the great tradition of tribal politics, the government and its British allies yesterday called a Jirga, a gathering of hundreds of Spin Giri (literally White Beards) in an effort to convince local tribesmen to reject the Taliban.
  • Kant not Can't

    04/12/2007 8:28:35 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 18 replies · 619+ views
    National Review online ^ | April 12, 2007 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    If Don Imus goes, we are worrying — at least, the Washington Post is, but it’s not alone—will there be “No One to Talk To?” What the Post piece actually described is what a humiliating experience it is for a luminary to lower himself to go on Imus’s radio show—to sell books, or a policy. Said respected person will get down in shockjockville lite—even now, chancing the taint of racist—because it is understood that Imus sells books and the guest will reach people. So they’ll go on and be yelled at by the I-Man, put up with being asked if...
  • Talking Urinal Cakes Offer Drinking And Driving Advice (Talking Urinal Cakes? BRILLIANT!)

    02/11/2007 4:48:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,025+ views
    KFDA NewsCheannel 10 ^ | 2/11/07 | AP
    SANTA FE New Mexico is taking its fight against drunken driving to men's restrooms around the state. The state has ordered 500 talking urinal cakes that will deliver a recorded anti-D-W-I message to bar and restaurant patrons who make one last pit stop before getting behind the wheel. The top of the devices feature the state D-W-I slogan -- "You drink, you drive, you lose." Some Albuquerque bars installed the devices this week. And the state Transportation Department plans to distribute them to Santa Fe bars and restaurants as well as establishments in Farmington, Gallup and Las Cruces. The state...
  • Extolling The Female Tongue

    12/18/2006 11:41:16 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 238 replies · 6,747+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | December 18, 2006 | Selwyn Duke
    A long time ago I read a short online piece about how women could get their men to put the toilet seat down. Inherent in it was the idea that this was an example of men's lack of consideration and that the task at hand was one of disciplining these bad boys. I don't know, my attitude is that if women can leave a toilet seat down, men can leave it up. Of course, this is just a silly, pebble-in-the-shoe issue, but I see it as a metaphor for a modern phenomenon: The casting of women's characteristic behaviors as the...
  • Theme-park tribute splits preacher's family

    12/14/2006 7:10:43 PM PST · by familyop · 27 replies · 925+ views
    The Times (London) ^ | 14DEC06 | Tim Reid
    Billy Graham in row over burial plot Mechanical cow will greet faithful A feud is threatening to tear apart the family of the Rev Billy Graham, the evangelist, over the final resting place of the man who has counselled presidents and preached in more than 180 countries. Dr Graham, 88, has Parkinson’s disease and is almost blind, but he is fully aware and is dismayed by an increasingly destructive dispute between his two sons over where his and his wife’s burial place should be. Franklin, 54, the heir to his father’s immensely wealthy worldwide ministry, has been building a giant...
  • Terror Suspects — What Went Wrong? [Fox's Father Jonathan]

    08/14/2006 4:51:49 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 18 replies · 1,039+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2006 | Father Jonathan
    [snip] As we made our trek to the small Muslim community of Walthomstow in East London, I hoped we could do something worthwhile. I wasn’t looking for something material — a big interview to break a story. I was hoping to get into the heart of the Muslim community, to find out what went wrong, to hear from the mouths of the imams themselves, and perhaps bridge some communication gaps. Would they unequivocally denounce terrorism? Would they say bad foreign policy justifies the killing of the innocent? It would be a talk from one religious person to another — a...
  • Fox News priest tricked us into talking, says mosque's imam

    08/14/2006 2:45:16 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 69 replies · 8,138+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 8/14/06 | Paul Lewis
    Representatives of an east London mosque used by several of the terror suspects reacted angrily yesterday to what they called a "sick stunt" by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News channel. Mohammed Shoyaib, the imam of the Musjid-e-Umer mosque in Walthamstow, complained that he and other elders were tricked by a representative from the cable channel, a priest who said he was working for the Vatican and wanted to talk peace. "He introduced himself as priest working in Rome," said Mr Shoyaib. "Then he said he was working for peace in the world, that all faiths should work together for peace...
  • Vicente Fox talking trade, immigration with Governor Gregoire during Washington visit

    05/24/2006 8:01:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 331+ views ^ | 5/24/06 | AP -Yakima
    YAKIMA, WASH. -- Mexican President Vicente Fox arrived in Yakima Wednesday afternoon for a two-day tour of the Evergreen State during which he'll meet with migrant farmworkers and talk immigration, trade and education issues with Governor Christine Gregoire. Fox and his wife were greeted when they arrived in Yakima Wednesday afternoon by Governor Christine Gregoire and her husband, Mike. Two children from Yakima -- nine-year-old Victoria Morales and her four-year-old brother, Marques -- presented the Foxes with flowers. President Fox gave the governor a kiss on the cheek and circled around their SUV to open its door for her as...
  • Pyow pyow pyow . . . hack hack hack hack! Let's get out of here (in monkey talk)

    05/18/2006 4:50:04 AM PDT · by edpc · 60 replies · 789+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | May 18, 2006 | Mark Henderson
    It seems that human beings are not the only ones who are able to string sentences together MONKEYS are able to string together a simple “sentence”, according to research that offers the first evidence that animals might be capable of a key feature of language. British scientists have discovered that the putty-nosed monkey in Nigeria pictured above sometimes communicates by combining sounds into a sequence that has a different meaning from any of its component calls, an ability that was thought to be uniquely human. Although many animals communicate with one another using calls that have a particular meaning —...
  • CA: Thousands of state workers talking strike (They want their piece of the surplus)

    05/09/2006 9:29:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 472+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 5/9/06 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO — Thousands of protesting employees from the state's largest union, working without a contract since June and pay increases since 2003, threatened Monday to strike if they do not get a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars from deficit-plagued California. "I'm ready to strike" was the mantra of the day at a Capitol rally, both from union officials and members. A strike would affect government services of all kinds across the state. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's aides declined to comment on the 87,000-member union's strike-authorizing vote, scheduled for Monday. But administration officials said they are ready to begin negotiating...
  • Female Soldier Punished for Talking With Yesha Girls

    02/16/2006 6:33:15 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 20 replies · 843+ views ^ | 16:05 Feb 16, '06 / 18 Shevat 5766 | Hana Levi Julian
    Female Soldier Punished for Talking With Yesha Girls 16:05 Feb 16, '06 / 18 Shevat 5766 By Hana Levi Julian A female IDF soldier has been disciplined for answering a group of girls who criticized soldiers. The incident in question occurred as they rode together on a civilian bus towards Beit El. The soldier was talking with a group of girls who were returning from last week's demonstration in Jerusalem protesting the vicious manner in which the Amona outpost had been evacuated. The soldier was warned by a female IDF officer, who was also on the bus, not to talk...
  • Arrested for asking for quiet in cinema

    02/11/2006 9:05:58 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 119 replies · 3,457+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | February 11, 2006 | NICK PAPPS
    AN Australian tourist has been charged with assault after telling a Texas woman to stop talking on her mobile phone at the movies. Pauline Clayton was enjoying a matinee screening of Brokeback Mountain in a Texas cinema when her day suddenly turned ugly. The former Sunshine Coast councillor said about halfway through the movie, a mobile phone started ringing nearby, a woman answered it and started talking. "I put one finger up to my mouth to shoosh her," Ms Clayton said. "She ignored me - I then leaned across and touched her with three or four fingers on the top...
  • America Supports You: DoD Office Helps to Keep Troops Talking

    12/27/2005 4:24:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 262+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 27, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2005 – Deployed troops are getting a helping hand ringing in the New Year without breaking the bank. Employees of the Defense Department's Contracting Center of Excellence office have been collecting donations for the "Cell Phones for Soldiers" program - a grassroots member of DoD's "America Supports You" program -- as part of a holiday community outreach effort, said Charito Glorioso, chief of the CCE's Customer Education and Support Division. "Cell Phones for Soldiers was selected because it didn't compete with (the Combined Federal Campaign) and is in line with our ultimate mission to directly support the...
  • Straight-Talking McCain Reveals Himself As A Leader In Waiting

    11/11/2005 5:49:06 PM PST · by blam · 110 replies · 1,738+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-12-2005 | Alec Russell
    Straight-talking McCain reveals himself as a leader in waiting By Alec Russell (Filed: 12/11/2005) Senator John McCain has all but launched a campaign to succeed President George W Bush, calling for a new approach to the war in Iraq and savaging the Pentagon's record there. With the White House struggling to regain the initiative after a series of damaging blows and the Democrats lacking a leader, the maverick Republican has effectively taken charge of the political debate. Sen John McCain: 'We should be ramping up' In a hard-hitting speech, reminiscent of his 2000 bid for the White House when he...
  • Plant Experiments

    06/13/2005 3:34:28 PM PDT · by TBP · 8 replies · 830+ views
    My overcrowded inbox | A day or two ago | Rev. Muata Rasuli
    This came to me today via email. I thought it was very interesting. (The text of the email follows.) A friend of mine was raising Wheat Grass and decided to try an experiment that anyone can duplicate with relative ease. She had three trays of Wheat Grass. Tray A: She prayed for and sang to and had nothing but good things to say about. Tray B: She spoke to in the same manner that her grandmother addressed her as a child. This amounted to incessant criticism, shame and blame. To make it even more realistic she had to curse the...
  • Why chattering classes have nothing to say

    02/20/2005 12:20:44 AM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 13 replies · 610+ views
    The Guardian ^ | February 20, 2005 | Amelia Hill
    According to a survey of more than 2,000 adults, almost two-thirds of us admit to indulging in shallow chit-chat at the expense of weighty dialogue - even though we secretly long for more meaningful exchanges.
  • Super Model Gisele Bundchen, Reneges on “Lost Dog” Reward Offer;

    12/10/2004 5:45:07 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 30 replies · 7,253+ views ^ | 1210 04 |
    A young San Bernardino couple is going public with questions about supermodel Gisele Bundchen's "no questions asked" $5000.00 reward offer, which remains unpaid more than two weeks after the couple returned Bundchen's dog only to be arrested at gunpoint, handcuffed and held in custody. Although cleared by the police, the couple has no explanation from Bundchen of why they were treated like criminals and denied the reward. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2004 -- Supermodel Gisele Bundchen’s “no questions asked” $5000.00 reward offer for her lost dog just before Thanksgiving, may have gotten her dog back, but, according to the...
  • Bush Senior Strategist Matthew Dowd talks about the polls.

    10/12/2004 9:05:47 PM PDT · by WarrenC · 30 replies · 1,560+ views
    Hugh Hewitt's website ^ | 10/12/04 | Hugh Hewitt
    Tuesday, October 12, 2004 Posted at 4:00 PM, and updated thereafter. Bush-Cheney '04 senior strategist Matthew Dowd on CNN's Inside Politics earlier today: "I think fundamentally, this is going to be a race that is a choice, and I think what you see even in the Gallup poll, your poll, when you ask them on the important issues "Who do you trust more, who do you trust more to deal with Iraq?" the public trusts the president more; "Who do you trust more on the war on terror?" the public trusts the president more; even on the economy which has...
  • Talking Points for Freepers Re: Swift Boat Veterans for Truth -

    08/11/2004 10:35:19 PM PDT · by The Shrew · 144 replies · 2,853+ views
    Free ^ | August 11, 2004 | The Shrew
    We know that the Dems are planning to continue to politically attack the president. They are using their 527's to spend in excess of $400 million dollars to attack the President. They are also vigorously attacking the SwiftVets using Legal Terrorism This is the Big Time, Freepers. This is the time when WE must step up and support. This is not yet the march in the streets we did in Florida and outside of Dick Cheney's house in 2000. This is a battle where the mainstream media are taking their marching orders directly from the DNC. They are going to...
  • Emotional Impact of Abortion, Miscarriage Varies

    05/05/2004 9:28:10 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 6 replies · 301+ views
    Reuters via My Yahoo! ^ | May 5, 2004 | Amy Norton
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although women who have an abortion may have a lesser immediate emotional reaction than those who miscarry, the long-term impact may be stronger for some, a new study suggests. Researchers in Norway found that women who'd had an abortion two years earlier were more likely than those who'd miscarried to be suppressing thoughts and feelings about the event -- although most women did not show this reaction. Overall, nearly 17 percent of 80 women who'd had an abortion scored highly on a scale measuring such "avoidance" symptoms, compared with about three percent of those who'd...