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  • When does only one penny make you a big spender? When you're spending it on this...

    03/04/2014 9:36:25 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-4-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I posted this picture of an astronomically high price for a bag of fake pennies earlier. It reminded me of this piece by me also involving the penny.
  • A Thought To Brighten Your Day~

    01/19/2013 3:49:31 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
      When you are down in the dumps, all looks gray,  and you think you have real problems,  just  remember... Somewhere, out there in this world, there's  a poor bastard named MR. PELOSI BigHairyNews   h/t Speedunque
  • Happy Dependence Day (Vanity best wishes)

    07/04/2012 4:06:40 AM PDT · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 7 replies
    Vanity | July 4, 2012 AV | Me, Jim F.
    Happy Dependence Day! That is Dependence, D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-C-E , with a capital "D". Prompted by the Treason of the US Chief Justice in support of a radical communist Muslim US president whose assigned mission is to collapse the US economy and install socialist government infrastructure at every level, while signing over US sovereignty to a child-molesting atheist mental-case in Belgium, I just want to wish Freepers everywhere a Happy Dependence Day. By the power invested in me by my dog, Ranger, I hereby unilaterally declare that July 4th shall henceforth be known as "Dependence Day", when we celebrate the loss of...
  • Vanity - point of view.

    06/07/2012 4:38:10 PM PDT · by MCSP2008 · 9 replies
    7 June , 2012 | me
    Salve My dear friends. As you have travel in so many political upheavals around your life, you have seen destruction of your Republic. From one point to another, you have seen degenerations of thoughts as well great thinking of good well behaved American People. While you ponder an those thoughts, and being in so many disagreements about candidates, one point is clear: you must fight for truth. I have been watching very closely of situation that has become in proper word, abhorrent, of homosexuals and others trying to push you in agenda, that is frankly disturbing and well attack on...
  • Democrats Having Second Thoughts About Charlotte

    05/10/2012 12:04:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | May 10, 2012 | George E. Condon Jr.
    Democrats who already were queasy about the site of their national convention could be excused after Tuesday's election in North Carolina if they asked, "Tell me again just why we're going to Charlotte this year?" In fact, many Democrats privately are asking exactly that after the state's voters overwhelmingly approved a measure outlawing not just same-sex marriage -- which already was illegal in North Carolina -- but also any form of civil unions. Almost immediately after the vote, more than 20,000 people signed a "move the convention" petition being pushed by a New York group called Gay Marriage USA. And...
  • VIDEO: Muslims in America – Thoughts on the King Hearings

    03/24/2011 3:46:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    heritage.org ^ | 3/24/11 | Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, MD, President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD)
    A couple weeks ago, the House Homeland Security Committee, under the leadership of Rep. Peter King (R-NY), held hearings on radicalization in American Muslim communities. It was hardly the replay of the McCarthy hearings that many on the left had hoped for. And so, aside from Rep Ellison’s tearful testimony, the hearing itself received less extensive press coverage than the lead up. The upside to this is that the Committee had the opportunity to do just as Mr. King suggested: look dispassionately at radicalization – a problem many Muslims themselves will tell you greatly concerns them. The downside is that...
  • Did Boehner have a mini bar next to him, and a few other SOTU thoughts

    01/26/2011 9:52:48 AM PST · by Superstu321 · 13 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | January 26, 2011 | Stupac
    Holy God these speeches are so damn boring. At one point I fell asleep and when I woke up he was talking about railway and sputnik, I honestly thought thought that I woke up in 1958. Thank God my laptop was sitting on my lap and I was staring at a 44 inch LCD TV. Anyway, as far as I could tell this is what the President wanted me to take from his speech: 1. We’re re-launching Sputnik. 2. Trains are going to be the vehicle that takes us into the 22nd century. 3. Europe is beating us because they...
  • Random Thoughts on the American Movable Feast

    11/15/2010 7:57:36 AM PST · by Superstu321 · 1 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 11/15/10 | Reagan Smash
    1. The English language too often falls short of what I want to express; perhaps I need to learn more Russian… 2. Recently, President Obama referred to the Democratic thumping at the polls, saying: “Making an argument that people can understand, I think that we haven’t always been successful at that. And I take personal responsibility for that. And it’s something that I’ve got to examine carefully … as I go forward.” So the end state isn’t the problem Americans have with his agenda, it’s his phrasing of that end state. I suppose we’re all just too dumb to understand…...
  • Obama Nominee: Society Should ‘Not Tolerate Private Beliefs’ That ‘Adversely Affect’ Homosexuals

    01/18/2010 8:56:59 AM PST · by wagglebee · 64 replies · 2,034+ views
    CNS News ^ | 1/18/10 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) - Chai Feldblum, the Georgetown University law professor nominated by President Obama to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, has written that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, that may negatively affect homosexual “equality.” Feldblum, whose nomination was advanced in a closed session of the Senate Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on December 12, published an article entitled “Moral Conflict and Liberty: Gay Rights and Religion” in the Brooklyn Law Review in 2006. “Just as we do not tolerate private racial beliefs that adversely affect African-Americans in the commercial arena, even if such...
  • GOP chairman (Michael Steele) says he has no thoughts of resigning

    01/10/2010 11:20:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 1,165+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/10/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The Republican Party's national chairman says he's had no thoughts of resigning despite criticism of his first-year performance and controversy about his recent book that takes shots at the GOP. Michael Steele is apologizing for not alerting Republicans in advance about the book's release. In the book, he accuses GOP leaders of abandoning conservative principles over the past decade. Steele also is defending his record as party chairman, saying he's "pushing the ball" for the GOP and helping the party win elections and raise money.
  • Reformed Musings: What Does Redemption Mean?

    01/04/2010 12:30:26 PM PST · by Gamecock · 3 replies · 358+ views
    Christian Blog ^ | 1955 | John Murray
    Christians talk a lot about redemption and salvation. But what does redemption actually mean and what is accomplished in redemption? These pivotal questions are answered in John Murray’s book Redemption Accomplished and Applied. “What does redemption mean? It does not mean redeemability, that we are placed in a redeemable position. It means that Christ purchased and procured redemption. This is the triumphant note of the New Testament whenever it plays on the redemptive chord. Christ redeemed us to God by his blood (Rev. 5:9). He obtained eternal redemption (Heb 9:12)… It is to beggar the concept of redemption as an...
  • Machine Translates Thoughts into Speech in Real Time

    12/22/2009 11:03:55 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 680+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | 12/22/09 | Lisa Zyga
    Model of the brain-machine interface for real-time synthetic speech production. The stroke-induced lesion (red X) disables speech output, but speech motor planning in the cerebral cortex remains intact. Signals collected from an electrode in the speech motor cortex are amplified and sent wirelessly across the scalp as FM radio signals. The Neuralynx System amplifies, converts, and sorts the signals. The neural decoder then translates the signals into speech commands for the speech synthesizer. Credit: Guenther, et al. (PhysOrg.com) -- By implanting an electrode into the brain of a person with locked-in syndrome, scientists have demonstrated how to wirelessly transmit neural...
  • Reformed Musings; Fall Down and Worship God

    12/21/2009 7:55:59 AM PST · by Gamecock · 2 replies · 230+ views
    Christnotes ^ | John Calvin
    "But now let us fall down before the majesty of our good God, with acknowledgment of our faults, praying him to acquaint us more and more with them, that we may be brought to true repentance. And let us condemn ourselves and seek to find in our Lord Jesus Christ all that we need, and that not for one day, or for a mere brief moment, but continually and steadfastly to our life’s end. And whatever happens to us, let us always assure ourselves that we have good cause to praise our God, and that even if we are poor...
  • The Power Of A Thought

    10/29/2009 3:13:07 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 313+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 10/29/2009 | LaNaye Perkins
    Now, I can see where many of you would think this was a terrible thing to go through. You’re right, it is terrible but it has also been a time of great blessings. God has definitely taught me some valuable lessons about how our thoughts effect us. I want to share with you what I learned first hand, and I pray it will have a positive effect on your life as well.
  • A Time For Choosing Sarah Palin: My Thoughts From Hong Kong

    10/02/2009 6:59:04 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies · 430+ views
    World Press ^ | September 24, 2009 | Gary P
    So far, I’ve given you the view from Main Street, USA. But now I’d like to share with you how a Common Sense Conservative sees the world at large. Later this year, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – an event that changed not just Europe but the entire world. In a matter of months, millions of people in formerly captive nations were freed to pursue their individual and national ambitions. The competition that defined the post World War II era was suddenly over. What was once called “the free world” had so...
  • 22 Hitler quotes reveal a great deal about the current administration and their Plan

    08/13/2009 2:58:35 PM PDT · by bareford101 · 33 replies · 2,861+ views
    library | various | self collection
    HITLER QUOTES REVEAL OBAMA and REGIME 1 Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it 2 How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.” 3 All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.” 4 “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” 5 By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise. 6 “It is always more...
  • Thoughts-Bigwigs,Specter, Biden, Why Air Force One Scare Shouldn't Have Happened

    05/03/2009 4:06:54 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 11 replies · 484+ views
    Weekly Fish Thoughts ^ | 5/3/09 | Pat Fish
    Thoughts on an Air Force One photoshop contest proving that the scare over New York did NOT have to happen. Arlen gone, Biden gaffes, what's a bigwig and how did the name come about? This and intriguing comments all ending with a smile.
  • Obama's Press Conf…He pre-empted AI for This? Thoughts/Week

    03/28/2009 3:48:58 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 9 replies · 357+ views
    Weekly Fish Thoughts ^ | 3/28/09 | Pat Fish
    So Obama pre-empts American Idol for the SECOND time. And for what? More spending, more robbery of the U.S. Treasury. Also, a phallus on the roof? A ban on bestiality? Good Guy of the Week from England. We need to import them now. Many more Thoughts of the Week.
  • Obama supporter having second thoughts after his taxes went up...

    03/06/2009 4:20:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1,426+ views
    You Tube ^ | 3/6/09 | Dennis Green
    A poor Obama supporter having regrets.... I guess he isn't what he thought they were...
  • Super Bowl 09-Fabulous! Pics/Vids of Action/Halftime Show. Tax Dodgers, Much More.

    02/07/2009 3:47:30 PM PST · by Fishtalk · 2 replies · 377+ views
    Weekly Fish Thoughts ^ | 2/7/09 | Pat Fish
    If you thought SuperBowl 2009 was the greatest ever, you'll love our exclusive video of the action plus some vid of the great halftime show. Also, tax dodgers and why we all should just refuse to pay our taxes, damn it! Finally, Jonbenet case reopened? I've got an interesting hunch why. Many more thoughts from The Wise I.
  • He Knew Their Thoughts [Devotional]

    11/24/2008 3:50:28 AM PST · by tenger · 1 replies · 241+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | November 24, 2008 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    "Jesus knew their thoughts..." Matthew 12:25 Jesus was getting ready to heal the man with a demon, and the Pharisees were indignant. They said he could only drive out demons by Beelzebub, the prince of demons. Earlier in the chapter the Scripture states that these same Pharisees were plotting on how they might kill Jesus. But Jesus knew their thoughts. He knew what caused them to get to this point. He knew the anger and frustration they must have felt at someone trying to “muscle in” on their territory, so to speak. He knew who was behind their vile thoughts...
  • Useless Thoughts, Observances, Musings, etc. from a Minnesota Freeper (Vanity Post!)

    11/04/2008 7:51:37 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 25 replies · 1,635+ views
    11/04/08
    Yes, yes, I know it's a vanity post! To those who are offended, please stop reading. For the rest of you, here it is... 1. The freeway overpasses into downtown Minneapolis were littered with Obamaniac sycophants waving large signs AND American flags! I rolled down my window and extended a middle finger several times as well as yelled out "Fu**ing Losers!". Yes, it was senseless and immature - and no, I'm not sorry. 2. I got a robo-call last night from Ashwin Madia's (aka Ashtray Madhatter's) campaign. He's a Dem running in the 3rd Congressional District. I live in the...
  • Red Shoulder Hawk and his Thoughts

    03/23/2008 6:26:22 PM PDT · by Revski · 210+ views
    This is an animation of a red-shoulder hawk and what he might be thinking about people staring at him.
  • Paralysed man's mind is 'read'

    11/17/2007 3:35:04 PM PST · by BGHater · 25 replies · 203+ views
    BBC ^ | 15 Nov 2007 | BBC
    Electrodes were planted in the part of the brain which controls speech Scientists say they may be on the brink of translating into words the thoughts of a man who can no longer speak, after a pioneering experiment. Electrodes have been implanted in the brain of Eric Ramsay, who has been "locked in" - conscious but paralysed - since a car crash eight years ago. These have been recording pulses in areas of the brain involved in speech. Now, New Scientist magazine reports, they are to use the signals he generates to drive speech software. Although the data is...
  • Tucsonans with first hand knowledge share thoughts on Iraq

    09/15/2007 6:17:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 324+ views
    KVOA.com ^ | Lorraine Rivera
    Amed Mamood is from Iraq. He's not Arab, but Kurdish. He came to the U.S. 26 years ago as a graduate student. He earned a PhD and has owned the Sunrise Café for the last nine years. He watched the president's address and feels the same way he always has: in support of President Bush. "A part of this war is fighting terrorism. If we don't stop them at that part of the world, they're going to end up in this country." He left Iraq when he was 22 and believes it can be free, but not united under one...
  • Man, The Dwelling Place of God (Tozer): Ch. 5 "On the Origin and Nature of Things"

    09/01/2007 2:16:47 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 2 replies · 269+ views
    On the Origin and Nature of Things THE CELEBRATED PRAYER of the great German astronomer, Kepler, has been a benediction to many: "O God, I thank Thee that Thou hast permitted me to think Thy thoughts after Thee." This prayer is theologically sound because it acknowledges the priority of God in the universe. "In the beginning God" is undoubtedly the most important sentence in the Bible. It is in God that all things begin, and all thoughts as well. In the words of Augustine, "But Thou, O Lord, who ever livest, and in whom nothing dies, since before the world...
  • Emptying out the desk drawer of the conservative mind

    05/07/2007 2:42:01 PM PDT · by Bostons Patriots · 798+ views
    It seems that the battle line of public sentiment has been drawn right down the middle of one simple question. Believe it or not, the debate actually hinges on whether or not people believe that the threat to this country, and our way of life, is real. If you believe we are at risk, the survival instinct tells you to do something about it. If you don’t believe there is a threat, you go about lazily lapping at the watering hole while the lion continues to creep up in the brush. There are those out there who say that we...
  • Thoughts on Arnold and the GOP Convention - Also, why I oppose pulling the pre-primary endorsement

    02/09/2006 10:11:38 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 287+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 2/9/06 | Jon Fleischman
    California is a very hard state in which to elect a Republican to statewide office. And by that, I mean ANY Republican. With occasional exceptions, we have seen Republicans of all stripes – conservative, moderate, liberal – lose at the polls to the most outrageously socialist Democrats. I can throw out Tom Campbell, Bill Jones, Matt Fong and Bruce Herschensohn (pictured) as examples of GOPers of all stripes who have lost – and these are just nominees for the United States Senate. We can debate the reasons for the losses, but I am just trying to illustrate that electing a...
  • Tuesday's Defeat - The Senator's thoughts on the special election..Tom McClintock

    11/14/2005 9:02:02 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 208 replies · 2,716+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 11/14/05 | Tom McClintock
    In 1945, Winston Churchill was swept from office in a devastating election defeat just days after leading England safely through World War II. As he watched in morose silence as the results rolled in, Clementine sat beside him, patted his knee and said, “If you ask me, Winston, it’s a blessing in disguise.” Churchill growled, “At the moment, madam, it is very well disguised, indeed.” I’m not going to pretend that Tuesday’s election was anything other than what it was: an unmitigated and stunning defeat of some of the most basic principles of good government ever put to a vote:...
  • Thoughts on Americans who fought for their country

    11/10/2005 9:49:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 389+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Nov 10, 2005 | Shelley Shelton
    What do you know about Veterans Day, which is Friday, or what does Veterans Day mean to you? This week's answers come from seniors in Ruth Erickson's Advanced Placement government class at Canyon del Oro High School. Veterans Day was originally Armistice Day, to celebrate the end of the First World War on the 11th day of the 11th month. After World War II, the country had just gone through another big war, and they wanted a day to remember both. They turned Armistice Day, which remembered only one event, into Veterans Day to recognize all members of the American...
  • General Shares Thoughts as 9/11 Anniversary Approaches

    09/07/2005 7:40:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 191+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 7, 2005 | John D. Banusiewicz
    BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 7, 2005 – The approaching anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States gives Americans cause to think about things that happened before, during and after that day, the Army's chief of public affairs told an audience here Sept. 6. Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks told the Boulder Valley Rotary Club it's important to "reflect on the circumstances that led up to 9/11, what we faced on 9/11, and what we continue to face today." The general said he's reminded of Sept. 11 every day when he gets to his office, which is about...
  • A rising star in the new Culture of Christianity

    08/10/2005 7:54:28 AM PDT · by TBP · 82 replies · 1,276+ views
    I AM Spirit ^ | Current issue | C. Russell Brumfield
    On any given Sunday, 100 million households from Australia, Europe, and across the USA will tune in to view Joel Osteen broadcasting from the 30,000-member Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Rated as the #1 inspirational television program by Nielson Media Research, Joel Osteen is preaching a message that certainly seems to be touching home with people all over America. In his much respected best selling book, Your Best Life Now-7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential, Osteen outlines a seven-step process for effecting profound change in your life. He speaks in terms of the positive in everyday life. Expect...
  • 'Thoughts read' via brain scans

    08/09/2005 1:08:53 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies · 557+ views
    BBC ^ | 8/7/05
    Scientists say they have been able to monitor people's thoughts via scans of their brains.Teams at University College London and University of California in LA could tell what images people were looking at or what sounds they were listening to. The US team say their study proves brain scans do relate to brain cell electrical activity. The UK team say such research might help paralysed people communicate, using a "thought-reading" computer. In their Current Biology study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, people were shown two different images at the same time - a red stripy pattern in front of...
  • Straight From the Gipper's Pen

    04/26/2005 10:26:14 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 405+ views
    WASHINGTON POST.COM ^ | APRIL 27, 2005 | DAVID MONTGOMERY
    Ronald Reagan kept a diary -- handwritten, blue-inked reflections and observations of nearly every day of his eight years in the White House -- and now it will be published, executives of HarperCollins and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation announced yesterday. The existence of the five leather-bound volumes embossed with a gold presidential seal was not a secret. Key entries were quoted in the press during the investigation into the Iran-contra arms sale controversy in the mid-1980s: "I agreed to sell TOWs to Iran" -- Jan. 17, 1986. Reagan drew on the diary for his 1990 memoir, "An American...
  • Fog...

    04/13/2005 6:04:03 AM PDT · by Just Kimberly · 10 replies · 269+ views
    Just Me - Everday ^ | 4-13-2005 | Just Kimberly
    Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Fog... At 6:30 a.m., on a cool Spring morning, I set out to take my youngest child to school. I say child as though he is still in fourth grade - but the truth is - more a young man, at the tender age of sixteen - now worrying about his driver's license and of course, a girl. I get him safely to school - after maneuvering through the foggy back roads of our home county - luckily I know every bump in the road, and the car sort of steers itself. He is busily talking...
  • Doc Farmer's End of the Year Bric-a-Brac

    12/29/2004 12:34:40 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 310+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | DECEMBER 29, 2004 | DOC FARMER
    This is sort of a quiet time of year for most people. Most news organizations do that tired old “that was the year that was” review, telling you all the stuff that you went through in the previous twelve months, as if your attention spans had been MTV’d down to around the goldfish level. You’re still sorting through all the wrapping paper you used at Christmas, hoping that your local Earth Liberation Front cell doesn’t get back at you for your blatant destruction of the forests by burning your house down. You’re still recovering from having relatives come and visit...
  • 50,000 Volts for Your Thoughts

    12/22/2004 10:00:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,965+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 12/22/04 | Shawn Macomber
    While I was waiting in line to be processed after my arrest at the Republican National Convention, a NYPD officer walking alongside sneered at an obnoxious, verbally abusive protester, "Remember, we're the heroes." It does nothing to denigrate the very real risks these officers take to say there was nothing heroic about arresting hundreds of people for standing more than four abreast on the sidewalk. In other words, heroism one day does nothing to dismiss a misdeed the next. There are no little yellow "get out of jail free" cards outside of Monopoly. The power that comes with a badge...
  • Assorted Democrat Musings and Statements...compiled by VANNROX from the web.

    11/08/2004 7:40:02 AM PST · by vannrox · 17 replies · 2,432+ views
    Various Democrat Blogs... | 11-8-04 | Various
    I found these comments all posted through out the internet. I found them... inlightening. We managed to get rid of Daschle, opening up a window of opportunities for Democrats to get a real Democrat in as Minority leader. But if you were wondering what direction the Democrats are planning to go, well, they've sent us a signal and selected Harry Reid of Nevada as Senate Minority leader. Republicans might find it hard to pigeonhole Reid as a liberal since his anti-abortion, anti-gun-control views are contrary to Democratic dogma. He was among the minority of Democrats who voted for a ban...
  • 9/11 - MY THOUGHTS (UPDATED)

    09/11/2004 12:49:58 PM PDT · by LakeLady · 264+ views
    Self | 9-11-04 | Nora S. Renz
    9/11/04 - MY THOUGHTS Today is the third anniversary of September 11, 2001. Much has happened in the past three years to the world and to us, individually and collectively, as Americans. On that beautiful autumn day we were attacked and we trembled. We were blinded by our fear and we cried out. We rose up from the smoke and rubble and responded with the strength of unity. The towers crumbled, the Pentagon was in flames and Flight 93 was forced to the earth with the words, "Let's Roll!". There were no survivors on those planes that were turned into...
  • Kerry's medals were deserved, says widow of slain comrade

    08/27/2004 9:23:18 AM PDT · by HawaiianGecko · 11 replies · 626+ views
    boston.com ^ | HawaiianGecko
    Widow Defends Kerry's Record (CNSNews.com) - The widow of a man who served with John Kerry in Vietnam -- and died right after Kerry left Vietnam - said she is sure her husband would have defended Kerry's record in Vietnam and his antiwar activism.
  • CalPERS' second thoughts

    07/24/2004 9:46:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 287+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/24/04 | Dale Kasler
    CalPERS is rethinking its controversial corporate governance campaign. Facing criticism from business organizations and one of its own directors, the board of the influential, Sacramento-based pension fund will engage in "some soul-searching on the corporate governance program" at its twice-a-year retreat at South Lake Tahoe next week, said CalPERS spokeswoman Patricia Macht. "The board wanted to take a look at it because it did become such a lightning rod." The California Public Employees' Retirement System took the unprecedented step this year of voting its shares against directors up for re-election to the boards of 2,700 U.S. companies, or about 90...
  • FEDERAL THOUGHT CRIMES - TED KENNEDY'S NEW LEGISLATION

    07/19/2004 12:05:13 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 1,510+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | July 19, 2004 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>The U.S. Senate has passed Ted Kennedy's so-called "hate crimes" bill. In the words of the Traditional Values Coalition, it will criminalize a person's thoughts and provides unequal penalties for the same crime—depending upon the motivation of the accused. That means that the media that possibly provoked or influenced commission of the crime will come in for scrutiny. Yet our liberal media have remained silent on the constitutional and First Amendment implications of this approach.</p>
  • This man wrote down his every thought - why?

    07/02/2004 3:34:31 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 42 replies · 270+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 2, 2004 | Giles Turnbull
    Armed with just pen and paper as no computer was up to the job, for three months Lion Kimbro wrote down every thought that came into his head. It left little time for much else. Now, was that necessary? When was the last time you thought hard about something? When you actually set aside some time in the day to just sit and think, and note down what was on your mind? No-one does that, do they? Time's too precious, life is too short. Not for Lion Kimbro, a 26-year-old geek and computer games tester from Seattle. Last year he...
  • NASA hears words not yet spoken (Comes close to reading thoughts)

    03/18/2004 3:08:34 PM PST · by jwalburg · 19 replies · 285+ views
    AFP ^ | March 18, 2004
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - NASA (news - web sites) has developed a computer program that comes close to reading thoughts not yet spoken, by analyzing nerve commands to the throat. It says the breakthrough holds promise for astronauts and the handicapped. "A person using the subvocal system thinks of phrases and talks to himself so quietly it cannot be heard, but the tongue and vocal cords do receive speech signals from the brain," said developer Chuck Jorgensen, of NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California. Jorgensen's team found that sensors under the chin and one each side of the Adam's apple...
  • Thoughts and Quotes: A Personal Log of 2003

    12/30/2003 5:32:30 AM PST · by Bobby Chang · 316+ views
    From personal collections (various sources) | December 30, 2003 | Bobby
    One of my favorite things to do each year is to collect all I've written and see what stands out in each of them to see what happened in the year. As usual, there have always been great quotes from the year gone by, and I thought about sharing some of the funniest quotes I've made and even other quotes from friends which I thought were enjoyable. I decided one of the best things to do is to share with you some of those great quotes I've made in 2003. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry,...
  • I am a Conservative. Hear Me Roar!

    12/17/2003 9:21:49 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 102 replies · 293+ views
    I consider myself part of the base of the Republican party. I think everyone should own a gun. I think abortion should be outlawed, but I understand that at this point in time it will be difficult to accomplish. I think taxes should be cut, terrorists should be killed, and laws should be enforced. Government is a neccessary evil that we must deal with. It isn't my savior, and I shouldn't have to pay for it to be anyone else's either. Cut as much government spending as possible and force each person to be responsible for themselves. Once people realize...
  • Law and Request - Daily for Men

    11/25/2003 4:51:02 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 2 replies · 184+ views
    ncmm ^ | 25-Nov-2003
    Law and Request "Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life." 2 Corinthians 3:6If someone asked you the difference between a law and a request, you would probably answer to the effect that law is obligatory and request is not. You may also note that, for the most part, laws have the recipient's best interest at heart, while requests have the requester's best interest at heart. For example, if you tell your five-year-old that he cannot play in the street,...
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    10/02/2003 3:00:24 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 582+ views
    IOL ^ | 10-2-2003 | Jill Serjeant
    Brain science sheds light on men's thoughts October 02 2003 at 03:57AM by Jill Serjeant Los Angeles - It's the universal question on many women's lips. "What could he be thinking?" she shrieks, or sighs or sulks at her husband, boyfriend or son. What is it with men and cars? Why doesn't he notice how much housework needs to be done? Why does he need to keep a grip on the remote control? And the most bewildering one of all - why won't he just talk to me? The answers, says social philosopher, researcher and author Michael Gurian, lie not...
  • The Wisdom of Vox Day

    05/06/2002 6:12:21 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 3 replies · 270+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 5/06/02 | Vox Day
    It's not so hard to figure out why bad things happen to good people once you realize that the world is under the rule of a supernatural serial killer. As C.S. Lewis wrote: "All I am doing is to ask people to face the facts – to understand the questions which Christianity claims to answer. And they are very terrifying facts." ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Why do people who loathe monopoly in private enterprise believe that government monopolies are A Good Thing? How does adding the power to tax, jail and execute one's customers make for a more responsive or responsible monopoly? ------------------------------------------------------------------------...