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  • Cats Recognize Their Owners Voice But Choose To Ignore It

    12/02/2013 5:07:58 PM PST · by Dysart · 141 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 12-2-13
    Cats, according to new research, recognize their owner’s voice. They just can’t be bothered to react to it. Researchers in Japan arrived at this conclusion after performing experiments with twenty house cats. They played recordings of the cats’ owners’ calling to their pets in whatever cat-talk voice they typically used. They also played recordings of three strangers calling to the cats, using the same words. To quantify the cats’ reactions, the researchers recorded how often cats moved their head, tail, paws or ears, or whether they meowed or dilated their pupils. While the cats showed a significantly greater response to...
  • Jewish Voices For Stupidity

    03/04/2013 12:41:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Jewlicious ^ | 03/04/13 | ck
    I woke up this morning and received a breathless email from Cecilie Surasky, the Deputy Director of “Jewish Voices for Peace.” The email gleefully announced that in anticipation of the AIPAC Policy Conference in DC and the arrival of thousands of Israel activists from across the US, JVP arranged for the placement of 100 large back-lit ads to be plastered across the busiest Metro stations in Washington, D.C. The ads read as follows “Jewish and proud and AIPAC doesn’t speak for me – President Obama and Congress: Most Jewish Americans are pro-peace. AIPAC is not.” The email then urges JVP’s...
  • Gun Control Advocates´ Loudest Voices are Most Heavily Protected

    12/23/2012 7:56:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 12/23/12 | Kerry Picket
    Gun control advocates, following the NRA’s press conference on Friday, slammed the National Rifle Association’s response. NRA CEO Wayne La Pierre told reporters: “How have our nation’s priorities gotten so far out of order? Think about it. We care about our money, so we protect our banks with armed guards. American airports, office buildings, power plants, courthouses--even sports stadiums--are all protected by armed security. We care about the President, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents. Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by armed Capitol Police officers. Yet when it comes
  • Pelosi 'Swears' Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Spoke to Her in White House

    08/08/2012 8:48:29 PM PDT · by Justaham · 74 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/8/12 | Eric Scheiner
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) told a recent gathering of the Women’s Political Committee that the spirits of suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul spoke to her at the White House. Pelosi said she heard them say: “At last we have a seat at the table”. A video recently posted on Youtube shows Pelosi speaking in May describing her first meeting with President Bush in the White House after becoming part of the Democratic House leadership.
  • VANITY: Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann: Please let the microphone do the work!

    04/15/2010 8:52:06 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 38 replies · 977+ views
    The Fertile Brain | April 15, 2010 | Arthur McGowan
    Anyone who knows Sarah and Michele: They have a similar problem: They don't trust the microphone to do the work. When addressing a crowd--don't shout! Listen to Ronald Reagan: Even when speaking to a hugest crowd, Reagan never raised his voice. He always talked to the person at home, sitting six feet from the television. He knew that people don't want to hear shouting in their living room.
  • 'Futurama' getting new voices for Fry, Leela, Bender, and others

    07/18/2009 12:52:13 AM PDT · by tlb · 26 replies · 1,282+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Jul 17, 2009 | Margaret Lyons
    Twentieth Century Fox, which is still producing the series even though new episodes will air on Comedy Central, is recasting the major voice roles for the show. That means no more Billy West (Fry, Professor, and Ziodberg), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker, among others), or Tress MacNeil (Mom, and several others). Worst! Fox released a statement saying "We love the Futurama voice performers and absolutely wanted to use them, but unfortunately, we could not meet their salary demands. While replacing these talented actors will be difficult, the show must go on. We are confident that...
  • Police Called to Sewer Party

    01/18/2009 8:05:21 AM PST · by csvset · 14 replies · 921+ views
    NBC Washington ^ | Jan 17, 2009 | By SCOTT BRODBECK
    Unconscious man among four people found in Herndon sewerBy  SCOTT BRODBECKUpdated 7:30 PM EST, Sat, Jan 17, 2009 An unconscious man was among four people Fairfax County police found in a sewer. It was later determined that the man had passed out from drinking, according to police. Responding to a report of people in a Herndon, Va. sewer, Fairfax County police found four men in a large sewer pipe, including one unconscious man.A hazardous materials team was called the the scene to determine whether the unconscious man was overcome by fumes.After being removed from the sewer by firefighters, the unconscious man...
  • The Paid Soviet Agent Behind Axelrod and Obama (FReep this Buzz!!!)

    11/01/2008 9:16:19 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 1,177+ views
    Buzz ^ | November 1, 2008
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  • Forensics Team Gives Voice to Saddam’s Fallen, Shows U.S. Values

    04/17/2008 4:54:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 131+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 17, 2008 – Dr. Michael “Sonny” Trimble saw evidence of Saddam Hussein’s brutality firsthand as he led a team that excavated nine mass graves in Iraq, then looked evil in the eye as he testified in an Iraqi court against the regime’s atrocities. A mass graves investigation team working under the leadership of Dr. Michael “Sonny” Trimble excavates a mass grave in Iraq to provide Iraqi courts evidence of Saddam Hussein’s role in genocide and crimes against humanity. Photo by Timothy Bradshaw   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But through those horrors, Trimble said, he witnessed...
  • LIVE! From the FReeper Canteen ~ It's Camp Run-A-Muk! ~ CIRCUS! ~ Friday, April 28, 2006!

    04/27/2006 6:33:58 PM PDT · by tomkow6 · 637 replies · 4,566+ views
    My "VOICES","kitty-katz",the Canteen Crew,John Jacob Jingle-Himmer Smith,and FRiends of the Canteen
        For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. Thank you, to all our military members protecting and defending the United States today. Thank you to those who have gone before, to make our country what it is today. Thank you to our Allies, who stand by our side in this endeavor. Your sacrifices are not taken for...
  • Iraqi City Leaders Gather for Peace; Resident Voices Hope

    04/13/2006 4:43:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 286+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Rodney Foliente, USA
    ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq, April 13, 2006 – In a room crowded with more than 150 religious, political and military leaders, speakers took turns voicing their hopes and their concerns for Iraq in this city 25 miles south of Baghdad April 8. Local religious, political and military leaders, united against terrorism and instability in their district, attend the Civic Unity Conference held in the Huteen Establishment of Iskandariyah, Iraq, April 8. Photo by Spc. Rodney Foliente, USA   Standing at the back of the room was Wala, a newlywed who works there as a janitor during the civic unity conference. He listened...
  • Monkey's Voice Good as Human's for Newborn Babies

    02/18/2006 8:51:10 PM PST · by Marius3188 · 5 replies · 305+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | 17 Feb 2006 | Corey Binns
    ST. LOUIS—Straight out of the womb, infants may be just as aroused by a rhesus monkey call as by human speech. Infants are acute listeners. Previous studies have found newborns perk up more to folk music than white noise. And four-month-olds like listening to people talk more than they like white noise. But when it comes to sounds made by all things biological, newborn babies might not discriminate. The preliminary finding was presented here Friday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science by Athena Vouloumanos, a psychologist at McGill University. Surprise In light of...
  • Voices of Medhold seeks to soothe injured Soldiers

    01/28/2006 11:55:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 235+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 26, 2006 | Tim Hipps
    The Voices of Medhold, a singing group from the Medical Hold Company at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., entertain the audience while judges tally the results of the Army’s 2006 Margaret “Skippy” Lynn Stars of Tomorrow Talent Contest Jan. 21 at Fort Belvoir, Va. From left to right: Sgt. Jonathan Oliver, Sgt. Carl Oliver, Staff Sgt. Michael Green, Staff Sgt. Alan Drew, Sgt. Michael Walcott, Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Lampkins and Sgt. 1st Class Brenda Goodson. • Printer-friendly version • E-mail this article • Voices of Medhold seeks to soothe injured SoldiersBy Tim Hipps January 26,...
  • Russia Voices Skepticism on U.N. Report

    10/28/2005 9:56:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 285+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/28/05 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV - ap
    MOSCOW - Russian officials furiously denied allegations linking companies and politicians to corruption in the United Nations' oil-for-food program for Iraq, saying Friday that the report implicating them relied upon forgeries and false statements. Elsewhere, the head of Sweden's AB Volvo said the company had drawn the conclusion that payments to the regime were "the way to do business in Iraq." And in Italy, a prominent politician accused in the scandal said he received "neither a drop of oil, nor a single cent." Companies and officials from governments around the world promised to investigate accusations of massive fraud that extended...
  • America Supports You: 'Voices' to Tour Military Bases

    09/29/2005 5:44:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 204+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Sep 29, 2005 | Rudi Williams
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2005 – The National Endowment for the Arts launched its "Great American Voices Military Base Tour: Unforgettable Melodies from Opera and Broadway" during a special performance Sept. 28 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery here. The kick-off event featured a performance by soprano Harolyn Blackwell, and a preview performance by the Washington National Opera's "Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists Program," which will visit the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and Picatinny Arsenal in Wharton, N.J., as part of the tour. The Great American Voices Military Base Tour is presented in coordination with the Defense Department...
  • Liberal Lunatic of the Day (4/13/2005)

    04/13/2005 12:23:48 PM PDT · by Beckwith · 17 replies · 1,087+ views
    Liberal Lunacy ^ | 4/13/2005 | Beckwith
    Kathy Kelly was arrested at Senator Richard Durbin’s office in Chicago, on April 5, along with three other anti-war activists.  The Senate Appropriations Committee is to consider a spending bill on April 6 to provide nearly $80 billion more to fund the war in Iraq.  They sought a pledge from Senator Durbin to vote against the bill. Kelly was informed that that Senator Durbin will vote for the supplemental spending bill.  Kelly and her group then disrupted the operations of the senator's office by reading the names of US soldiers and Iraqi civilians who have lost their lives in...
  • Other group helping in Iraq not prosecuted (leftist activists, Voices in the Wilderness, skate)

    03/09/2003 11:36:44 PM PST · by Stultis · 2 replies · 419+ views
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | 7 March 2003 | Renee K. Gadoua
    Other group helping in Iraq not prosecuted Friday, March 07, 2003By Renee K. Gadoua The same federal act used to indict three Central New Yorkers accused of illegally sending money to Iraq has not been enforced against at least a dozen local residents who openly violated U.S. law by traveling there. The International Emergency Economic Powers Act authorizes U.S. sanctions against Iraq. Four Muslims, including three Onondaga County residents, were indicted Feb. 26 on charges that include violating the act by using the Syracuse-based charity Help the Needy to send money to Iraq without a license. About 600 people have...
  • WoT ALERT: Terror U.

    01/22/2005 7:24:00 AM PST · by indcons · 7 replies · 943+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | January 21, 2005 | Joe Kaufman
    One year ago, I wrote a piece exposing radical Islam within Florida Atlantic University (FAU). My goal was twofold: [1] to bring awareness concerning a growing problem within FAU [2] to push the university to take action so that this problem ceases to exist. Unfortunately, only the first part of my goal was accomplished, as FAU is continuing to allow radicals on its campus, the latest being this Saturday'S (Jan.22, 2005) return engagement of potential co-conspirator to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Siraj Wahhaj. The Enemy Thrives at FAU In recent times, a fairly large list of...
  • "Voices of Iraq" airing in MN tonight & sold out(vanity)

    10/28/2004 6:25:17 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 4 replies · 465+ views
    me ^ | 10-28-04 | Rakkasan1
    Sounds like a great 1st hand account from Iraqis who actually lived on Saddam's rule. The director said the Iraqi protestors play the media just like the ones here do.
  • Back to the Mainstream 2004

    10/22/2004 1:34:04 AM PDT · by dgallo51 · 4 replies · 227+ views
    e-mail ^ | 10/22/04 | Jim Scarantino
    Dear Friend, In contrast to President Bush, Nancy Reagan supports embryonic stem cell research. As she puts it: "Science has presented us with a hope called stem cell research, which may provide our scientists with many answers that for so long have been beyond our grasp. I just don't see how we can turn our backs on this." June 7, 2004 Some mainstream elected officials are listening. More than 200 members of the House of Representatives and 58 members of the Senate Unfortunately, our voices have not been heard on this issue. The Bush Administration has ignored scientific opinion, Congress,...
  • Jailed French Cannibal Kills Inmate, Eats Brain

    07/09/2004 12:53:05 PM PDT · by ChuckShick · 82 replies · 2,448+ views
    Expatica ^ | July 9, 2004 | AFP
    Jailed French cannibal kills inmate, eats brain CHATEAUROUX, France, July 9 (AFP) - A French prisoner serving 30 years for murder and cannibalism was under psychiatric evaluation Friday after killing another detainee and trying to eat his brain, officials and a prison guards' union said. The 36-year-old inmate, who was not named, had to be overpowered by eight people to stop him gorging on his victim, the head of the Federal Autonomous Pentitentiary Union, Frederic Grandcolas, told AFP. The attack happened in the prison of Saint-Maur, central France, last Sunday. The prisoner, jailed in 2000 for his horrific crimes three...
  • Want to block traumatic memories? Mind control is getting smarter says Richard Glen Boire

    04/28/2004 1:00:18 PM PDT · by billorites · 3 replies · 247+ views
    NewScientist ^ | April 2004 | Liz Else
    Should I be worried? Freedom of thought is the basis of a lot of our existing constitutional rights in the US, as in many countries. With the burgeoning of neurosciences and the neurotechnologies they give rise to, we can see great opportunities but also great perils, because the law on freedom of thought is so underdeveloped. It is the most important of all legal freedoms, but the least articulated. Here at the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics (CCLE) in Davis, California, we try to provide legal theory and principles to guide courts, policy makers and civil liberty experts. What...
  • The Voices of the Iraqi Citizen Blogs (Great Stuff)

    04/05/2004 3:39:11 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 50 replies · 486+ views
    THE MESOPOTAMIAN TO BRING ONE MORE IRAQI VOICE OF THE SILENT MAJORITY TO THE ATTENTION OF THE WORLD Friday, April 02, 2004 Beware that no one escapes the blockade. Beware. They will try to organise a diversionary terror campaign in Baghdad mainly and elsewhere. This may be the turning point battle. Mobilise everthing and all the professionalism and wisdom required. May be they have committed the fatal error, at last. Beware that you don't hurt the innocent though. It will be a campaign not to destroy Fallujah but to save it, even from its own folly and disease. Salaam Well...
  • Gore's early endorsement drowns out voters' voices

    12/10/2003 4:04:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 144+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/10/03 | USA Today op/ed
    Gore's early endorsement drowns out voters' voices Wed Dec 10, 6:38 AM ET When Al Gore endorsed former Vermont governor Howard Dean for president before a cheering crowd in Harlem, N.Y., on Tuesday, Dean had good reason to thrust his arms triumphantly into the air. Gore awarded the highest-profile endorsement yet in the party's nine-way race for the 2004 nomination. By securing it six weeks before the first Democratic contest and seven months before the party's national convention, Dean solidified his front-runner status before a single vote has been cast. That may prove good for Dean, whose standing in the...
  • Some Voices From the War on Saturday

    04/05/2003 10:04:18 AM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 299+ views
    AP | 4/05/03
    Some Voices From the War on Saturday .c The Associated Press Some voices Saturday from the war on Iraq: ``I'm an American soldier, too,'' Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, responding to U.S. special forces who stormed an Iraqi hospital to rescue the POW. ``Either he's alive, and giving really bad direction to his armed forces, or he's dead and they're making things up as they go.'' - Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on President Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi military campaign. ``We were able to chop off their rotten heads.'' - an Iraqi...
  • California Voices: Budget games (OpEds)

    02/17/2003 9:21:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 251+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/17/03 | Sacramento Bee Opinion
    <p>We're still looking for something more than the politics of expediency from either the California Legislature or the governor's office. We're not picky.</p> <p>With the state's shaky credit rating on the line, Democrats handed Gov. Gray Davis a budget correction bill he said he would not sign.</p>
  • Ghost Stories

    12/20/2002 9:46:22 AM PST · by johnny7 · 25 replies · 328+ views
    My research and others | 12-20-2002 | johnny7
    Good day for ghost stories. Tomorrow is the equinox.My hobby is shooting pictures at graveyards. Sometimes, weird “stuff” shows up.Ghosts? I dunno... just things I can't explain.Well, tell me your stories... FReepers are a good source to get data for my book.My ex had a great one... I'll post it later.
  • We've heard hypersonic sound. It could change everything.

    09/16/2002 6:08:55 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 41 replies · 460+ views
    Popular Science ^ | October, 2002 | Suzanne Kantra Kirschner
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. It's the most promising audio advance in years, and it's coming this fall: Hypersonic speakers, from American Technology (headed by the irrepressible Woody Norris, whose radical personal flying machine appeared on our August cover), focus sound in a tight beam, much like a laser focuses light. The technology was first demonstrated to Popular Science five years ago ("Best of What's New," Dec. '97), but high levels of distortion and low volume kept it in R&D labs. When it rolls out in Coke machines and other products over the next few months,...
  • The President Knew!

    05/22/2002 6:33:45 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 3 replies · 140+ views
    The Conservative Shadow ^ | 5/22/02 | Antoninus, Sr.