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  • Warren Sapp stiffs waitress for 'horrible' service; waitress responds

    07/04/2014 7:21:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 75 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | CBSSports.com | John Breech
    <p>Lets start with the "boys don't tip" part, since Sapp wrote it in giant letters across the check.</p> <p>The waitress' explanation?</p> <p>"We were busy. I walked over to his table. It was him and one other guy and I said, 'Hey boys, what I can I get you to drink?' And he was like 'We're not boys. I'm a man,'" the waitress said. "I mean, saying 'Hey men, what do you want to drink?' sounds kind of weird, I think. I go with 'boys' a lot. It sounds more youthful."</p>
  • 1.15.6.9  (03-27-2014) Retention and Disposition of Electronic Records

    06/17/2014 2:07:17 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    irs.gov ^ | The Man
    1. The IRS Records Officer is the liaison with NARA and customer organizations for ensuring that electronic records and the related documentation are retained for as long as needed by the IRS. These disposition and retention procedures shall include provisions for: A. Scheduling all electronic records, as well as related documentation and indexes, by submitting an SF-115, Request for Records Disposition Authority to NARA or, in some instances by applying NARAs General Records Schedules. The information in electronic information systems, including those operated for the IRS by a contractor, will be scheduled as soon as possible, but no later that...
  • Don't Let Your Mouth Stop Your Blessing

    05/23/2014 7:56:22 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 9 replies
    5-23-14 | Frank Broom
    The children of Isreal are a great example of the point I want to make, don't let your mouth stop your blessing. God had already told them that the land was there's and to go and possess it, but they said "We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we." They forgot that it wasn't about them, God had already told them what he would do. So, it wasn't about what they could do, but what they could do with God. And if you continue to read in Numbers 14 they continued to...
  • Obama: I Won’t Tolerate Misconduct at Veterans Affairs Department, 'Period'

    05/21/2014 8:20:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 21, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)President Obama addressed the press on Wednesday after meeting with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki about the recent scandal swirling around the Veterans Affairs Department. Addressing the reports of misconduct by VA officials, Obama vowed that he would get to the bottom of the alleged behavior. “If these allegations prove to be true it is dishonorable, it is disgraceful and I will not tolerate it. Period,” he said. “Taking care of veterans and their families has been one of the causes of my presidency and it is something that all of us have to be involved with and have to...
  • ‘Spare us’: Veteran uses Obama’s own words to pummel White House over VA scandal

    05/21/2014 5:16:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/21/14 | Twitchy Staff
    Tommy @FirstTeamTommy Follow On what? Doubling their budget and deaths? RT @BecketAdams: “We have made progress [in the VA] over the last five years." 8:05 AM - 21 May 2014 Earlier today, Barack Obama held a presser about the VA scandal, where he tried to muster up “anger” over the appalling mistreatment of our veterans and vowed a thorough investigation into any wrongdoing. Needless to say, citizens weren’t all that reassured by Obama’s claims that he’s committed to veterans and their families: Emily Miller ✔ @EmilyMiller Follow "Taking care of veterans and their families has become one of the causes...
  • Merriam-Webster's dictionary new words: 'Spoiler alert,' 'selfie,' 'catfish' and more for 2014

    05/19/2014 5:07:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Zap2it ^ | May 19, 2014
    The English language is always adding new words. Why, just a few years ago, there was no way to tell a social-networking fangirl that it was a spoiler alert to talk about who was catfished on MTV last night, nor was there a way to properly discuss a social networking hashtag of a steampunk tweep taking a selfie while listening to auto-tune dubstep. Merriam-Webster has fixed this by adding 150 new words to its official dictionary in 2014. Here are just some of the new additions:
  • Revised SAT Won’t Include Obscure Vocabulary Words

    04/16/2014 5:18:01 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | TAMAR LEWIN
    The College Board on Wednesday will release many details of its revised SAT, including sample questions and explanations of the research, goals and specifications behind them. “We are committed to a clear and open SAT, and today is the first step in that commitment,” said Cyndie Schmeiser, the College Board’s chief of assessment, in a conference call on Monday, previewing the changes to be introduced in the spring of 2016. She said the 211-page test specifications and supporting materials being shared publicly include “everything a student needs to know to walk into that test and not be surprised.” The overall...
  • Video Capturing Al Sharpton Saying the Exact Same Words as the President Is Hilarious

    02/26/2014 12:32:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    the blaze ^ | 2/26/26 | Becket Adams
    MSNBC’s Al Sharpton has a habit of repeating President Obama. And we’re not talking about paraphrasing. It looks like rather than analyzing the president’s remarks, according to a new video from the Washington Free Beacon, the cable news host prefers to read them back to his audience word-for-word. “Sharpton will play a clip of the president, and then simply rehash, verbatim, whatever Obama just said,” the Beacon noted. “As the reverend isn’t particularly regarded for his eloquence, his balance or any real depth on his program, perhaps he can be forgiven for this curious habit.” Now, it’s no secret that...
  • 19 Islamic words banned for non-Muslims in Brunei

    02/24/2014 1:06:18 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 61 replies
    The Sun Daily ^ | 2/23/2014 | The Sun Daily
    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Feb 23, 2014): The Brunei government will ban the use of 19 Islamic words, including "Allah" and "masjid", by non-Muslims, according to the Brunei Times today. The ban will take effect from April, the paper said. Under the Syariah Penal Code Order, these words cannot be used with respect to other religions. They are azan; baitullah; Al Quran; Allah; fatwa; Firman Allah; hadith; haji; hukum syara'; ilahi; Ka'bah; kalimah al syahadah; kiblat; masjid; imam; mufti; mu'min; solat; and wali. The Brunei Times quoted Hardifadhillah Mohd Salleh, a senior syariah legal officer of the Islamic Legal Unit as...
  • San Antonio weatherman says MLK slur was mistake

    01/20/2014 8:20:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | 1/16/14 | KOLTEN PARKER, JEANNE JAKLE
    A San Antonio weatherman apologized Thursday for using a “racially insensitive” term while referencing Martin Luther King Jr. Day during KABB FOX 29's morning broadcast. Meteorologist Mike Hernandez referred to the upcoming holiday meant to celebrate the life of the civil rights leader as “Martin Luther 'coon' Day.” The word has historically been used as a racist term to refer to African Americans. The station issued an apology via their Facebook page and Hernandez later said he was sorry for what he claims was a mispronunciation. Hernandez apologized to those who were offended by the mistake and told the San...
  • Terms that we hope not to see again in 2014

    12/31/2013 12:58:18 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 24 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 12/31/2013 | Moneyrunner
    It seems that lots of people are making lists of words that they hope will not be used again. Never one to miss an opportunity to go with the flow, here’s my list of terms that I hope will never be seen again. “War on women.” It takes chutzpa for a political party that includes pornographer Larry Flynt, Anthony (see my selfie) Weiner, Bill (Better put some ice on that) Clinton, Bob (filthy) Filner and Teddy (Mary Jo Kopechne is unavailable to comment) Kennedy. It seems you can make millions exposing women’s vaginas, grope, rape and drown women, but object...
  • ...on the day of judgment: A Reflection on the Sin of Gossip

    09/21/2011 8:43:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-21-11 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    "But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken….” A Reflection on the Sin of GossipBy: Msgr. Charles Pope One of the more under-rated categories of sin are the sins of speech. There are many ways we sin, but perhaps the most common way is by speech. Too easily, almost without thought, do we engage in gossip, idle chatter, lies, exaggerations, harsh attacks, uncharitable observations and remarks. With our tongue we can spread hatred, incite fear and maliciousness, spread misinformation, cause temptation, discourage, teach error,...
  • Be Careful With Your "Amen"

    12/13/2013 11:59:23 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 12 replies
    12-14-13 | Frank Broom
    This is just a word of caution to watch what comes out of your mouth. Every Sunday people are speaking curses and don't even realize it. In Deuteronomy 27:14 of the old testament (when people understood the power of their words) God said, "And the Levites(priests) shall speak with a loud voice and say to all the men of Isreal: 'Cursed is the one who...' and all of Isreal was to say amen. What does amen mean, so be it. So, the Levites were to speak and all of Isreal was to agree with them. And by that anyone who...
  • Group wants end of N-word in NFL

    11/22/2013 6:54:51 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 22, 2013
    The Fritz Pollard Alliance, an influential group that promotes diversity and job equality in the NFL, called on players Thursday to stop using the N-word on the field after highly publicized incidents involving the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins. Harry Carson and John Wooten, the organization's executive director and chair, respectively, released a statement saying a number of game-day officials commonly have heard players use the N-word during games.
  • God's Word Delivers

    08/21/2013 11:34:53 AM PDT · by Frank Broom · 3 replies
    08-21-13 | Frank Broom
    God is concerned about your total salvation spirit, soul, and body. And his word is the means of you receiving that salvation. James 1:21 says, receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your soul. Proverbs 4:20-22 says, attend to God's word and keep it in your eyes, ears, and in the midst of your heart for it is medicine(healing) to all your flesh. Notice in every instance the word has to be implanted in you, and there's a good reason for that. Jesus himself said, "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart...
  • Philadelphia Eagles' Riley Cooper apologizes for racial slur

    08/01/2013 1:58:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/31/13
    Saying he was "ashamed and disgusted" with himself, Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper apologized repeatedly for making a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert that was caught on video and led to him getting fined. The video of Cooper using the N-word surfaced Wednesday on the Internet. Cooper issued a statement of apology then met with reporters outside the team's practice facility. "This is the lowest of lows," Cooper said. "This is not the type of person I want to be portrayed as. This isn't the type of person I am. I'm extremely sorry."
  • Fight Liberal Word Games - Don’t let them get away with defining, and redefining, the debate.

    07/25/2013 10:41:16 AM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 25, 2013 | Deroy Murdock
    In her book Statecraft, the late, great British prime minister Margaret Thatcher wrote: “Socialists have always spent much of their time seeking new titles for their beliefs, because the old versions so quickly become outdated and discredited.” The Iron Lady was absolutely right, yet again. America’s Democratic Left craftily swaps the words associated with its policies. As public opinion or the facts start to escape them, presto! Their speeches, articles, and TV appearances employ new language. Leftists leave inconvenient lingo behind, like a snake’s abandoned skin languishing between desert rocks. Inexplicably, though, the Republican Right usually adopts the Left’s new...
  • Watch Your Words

    07/08/2013 1:04:52 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 7 replies
    07-08-13 | Frank Broom
    What words are you speaking, this is just a quick word about being careful of the words you speak. The words you are speaking have a direct influence on what is happening in your life. In the Bible there are instances that reveal this truth, take Ruth for example in Ruth 2:2 before she was to go out to get food for her and her mother in law she said, "Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace." Now suppose she would have talked about how bad...
  • #ObamacareinThreeWords Twitter Brawl!

    07/02/2013 7:47:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/2/13 | Tweets
    Well, Daryll Issa has gone and done it. Threw down the "Twitter" gauntlet and the White House is duking it out with all the Twitter posters. Gosh, it really doesn't get much better than this. Some of the fun: #ObamacareinThreeWords No Thank You Shovel ready healthcare Government's Failed Schemes Affordable is expensive HELP WANTED: Doctors Care isn't Paramount Impeach The Idiot Left Wing Terrorism Grab Your Cankles hello death panels less Doctors available 29 hour workweek no more overtime And the White House responds!!! The White House ‏@whitehouse 22 May It's. The. Law. So. Was. Slavery. RT @whitehouse: It's. The....
  • Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you...

    06/01/2013 5:27:10 PM PDT · by Little Ray · 72 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 04:32 EST, 26 May 2012 | Daniel Miller
    The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S. The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as 'attack', 'Al Qaeda', 'terrorism' and 'dirty bomb' alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like 'pork', 'cloud', 'team' and 'Mexico'. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150281/REVEALED-Hundreds-words-avoid-using-online-dont-want-government-spying-you.html#ixzz2V0viIrTM Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • 18 obsolete words, which never should have gone out of style

    05/31/2013 8:49:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    Death and Taxes ^ | March 8, 2013 | Carmel Lobello
    Just like facts and flies, English words have life-spans. Some are thousands of years old, from before English officially existed, others change, or are replaced or get ditched entirely. Here are 18 uncommon or obsolete words that we think may have died early. We found them in two places: a book called "The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten" by Jeffrey Kacirk, and on a blog called Obsolete Word of The Day that's been out of service since 2010. Both are fantastic- you should check them out.
  • The Quickest Way To Learn New Vocabulary Words

    04/06/2013 3:11:49 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 14 replies
    EdArticle.com ^ | April 1, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Most words can be learned and taught most easily in groups, for example, words used by doctors, terms used every day by car mechanics, vocabulary typically heard in a lawyer’s office. Imagine a photograph of a scientific laboratory with captions on the key elements: test tube, bunsen burner, beaker, pipette, thermometer, technician, lab coat, goggles, periodic table, fume hood, centrifuge. A teacher can walk students through the lab, pointing out the most interesting sights. Quickly and naturally, children learn vocabulary, they have a glimpse of what scientists do, they learn about a new world that may excite their enthusiasm. Words...
  • In the Shadow of the Greats: Words, Words, Words

    04/05/2013 1:28:49 PM PDT · by JERussell · 4 replies
    Words are important. Words are powerful. If a group of people can twist words to mean what they want them to mean or can intimidate another group of people into silence the second group is shackled.
  • The Word In Your Mouth And Heart

    03/01/2013 1:10:48 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 72 replies
    03-01-13 | Frank Broom
    The word belongs in two places in your mouth and in your heart. Because whatever gets into your heart and mouth will make it's way into your life. Jesus said it this way, "For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith." Because your heart and mouth are doorways for things to come into your life and also out of...
  • White House: Libya Fight Is Not War, It's 'Kinetic Military Action'

    03/23/2011 8:39:35 PM PDT · by kristinn · 74 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | Byron York
    In the last few days, Obama administration officials have frequently faced the question: Is the fighting in Libya a war? From military officers to White House spokesmen up to the president himself, the answer is no. But that leaves the question: What is it? In a briefing on board Air Force One Wednesday, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes took a crack at an answer. "I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone," Rhodes...
  • A Wealth of Words (The key to increasing upward mobility is expanding vocabulary.)

    01/28/2013 2:01:44 PM PST · by FewsOrange · 20 replies
    City Journal ^ | January 2013 | E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
    E. D. Hirsch, Jr. A Wealth of Words The key to increasing upward mobility is expanding vocabulary. WInter 2013 A number of notable recent books, including Joseph Stiglitz’s The Price of Inequality and Timothy Noah’s The Great Divergence, lay out in disheartening detail the growing inequality of income and opportunity in the United States, along with the decline of the middle class. The aristocracy of family so deplored by Jefferson seems upon us; the counter-aristocracy of merit that long defined America as the land of opportunity has receded. These writers emphasize global, technological, and sociopolitical trends in their analyses. But...
  • God's Word In Your Mouth

    01/17/2013 4:08:54 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 5 replies
    01-17-13 | Frank Broom
    Our words have a job to do in our lives. Now, I know that there's people that believe that words are insignificant, but let's see what The Bible says. In Matthew 12:36 Jesus said, "But I say to you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement." That word idle means inactive or unemployed. So, our words should be doing something. It would be unjust for God to hold us accountable for our words not doing anything if they don't have the power to do anything. So, obviously God thinks...
  • Your Words Are Producing Your Life

    12/20/2012 9:27:53 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 12 replies
    12-21-12 | Frank Broom
    The Bible has a lot to say about your mouth. God has connected your mouth to every area of your life. Your words are producing your life. People need to understand the power of their words. The power God has given their words. God gave you a mouth and told man to subdue the earth. How was man going to subdue the earth? Just like God by the words of his mouth. God made you in his image and in his likeness so your words have to have power. How could God make you in his image and in his...
  • Words Frame Your Life

    12/19/2012 8:03:14 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 3 replies
    12-19-12 | Frank Broom
    I want to talk about the power of words on a very practicle level because words really are framing your life. Think about it, words shape your thinking that's why the scripture says, be transformed by the renewing of your mind, you renew your mind with words. Words influence what you believe that's why the scripture says, faith cometh by hearing. Also words influence your actions, what you think influences what you believe and what you believe influences your actions that's why the scripture says, faith without works is dead. Every action has a consequence. In James 3:2-8 James talks...
  • The Answer Is Right Under Your Nose

    11/10/2012 2:12:10 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 2 replies
    11-10-12 | Frank Broom
    What's your issue in life? The issues of life come out of your heart (spirit) Pro.4:23. Do not look for change on the outside until you change the inside. Trying to change the outside without changing the inside is only a temporary fix. If you want to change your actions change your inner programming, what's on the inside of you. Your inner programming determines your actions. Your actions come out of your heart (Mark 7:20-23). And remember as a man thinketh in his heart so is he (Pro. 23:7). You put things on the inside of you by the words...
  • That Problem Must Go

    11/06/2012 10:28:24 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 9 replies
    11-7-12 | Frank Broom
    You might be going through a tough time right now, but let me just tell you that problem can't stand against your answer. Your answer is found in the word of God. What is the word of God, it's God speaking to you. It's God informing you of what He has spoken concerning your problem, that's your answer. Understand this, God has already spoken your answer not your problem. And there's no problem that can stand against the word of God. Your answer is much more powerful than your problem. Notice Romans 8:2 says, "For the law of the spirit...
  • Kaine: 'I Would Be Open to a Proposal to Have Some Minimum Tax Level for Everyone' (Video at Link)

    09/20/2012 10:26:22 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 89 replies
    Virginia Senate candidate Tim Kaine, a Democrat, said that he's open to having a "minimum tax level for everyone":
  • Obama Pulls a Biden: ‘Three Proud Words: Made in the USA’

    09/09/2012 1:47:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/9/12 | Erica Ritz
    Like every president, Barack Obama has his generally-accepted strengths and weaknesses. His speech-giving ability is, without a doubt, one of his greatest assets, but in Florida over the weekend the man made an error almost identical to one made earlier by Vice President Joe Biden. Needless to say, public speaking is not one of Joe Biden’s greatest strengths. Speaking to a roaring crowd, the president said that American manufacturers are making products that we can sell around the world, stamped with “three proud words.” What are they? The president continued, separating each word for emphasis: “Made in the USA.” Watch...
  • 'F-bomb,' 'sexting' among new Merriam-Webster dictionary words

    08/14/2012 8:37:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 14, 2012 | Rene Lynch
    Do you need to reach for the dictionary to double-check the definition of "F-Bomb" and "sexting"? Probably not. But now you could if you wanted to. The Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary has added "F-Bomb" and "sexting" to its list of new dictionary entries for 2012 along with the likes of "mash-up," "aha moment," "cloud computing" and "earworm." (An earworm is a song or tune you just can't get our of your head.)
  • The Rod Is In Your Mouth

    07/14/2012 4:31:29 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 10 replies
    07-14-12 | Frank Broom
    God gave Moses an instrument through which He would do great signs and wonders, a rod. It was God's will to deliver the children of Isreal and his pleasure to show his power on their behalf. And it's his pleasure to show his power on your behalf. With the rod in Moses hand God demonstrated his power to bring his will to pass. But, notice Moses always said what would be done first. He would speak first then God would demonstrate his power. So, Moses words was an important role in seeing God's power manifested. And your words are important...
  • Michelle Compares Obama to Biblical Figures

    07/01/2012 7:26:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/12 | staff
    Michelle Obama speaks at AME Church conference in Nashville
  • Romney's Position on Obama's Unilateral Amnesty Pronouncement, Should Be

    06/17/2012 12:48:06 PM PDT · by dps.inspect · 19 replies
    6/17/2012 | Me Again
    Romney should not enter into this argument on Obama's terms, i.e., argue against amnesty or the dream act, but only to say, "the President has no authority to make this kind of unilateral decision... instead, this is something American society, through our elected officials, must hammer out". He needs to focus his argument on the idea, that for Obama, words have no meaning. He should show Obama's words from last year where the President said he had to follow the law and that he was powerless to make the kinds of changes he just made this last week. Then extend...
  • Are You Blessing Or Cursing Youself

    06/10/2012 7:59:18 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 25 replies
    06-10-12 | Frank Broom
    What are you saying about yourself and circumstances, because what you say determines whether you are blessing or cursing yourself. When God blessed Adam and Eve He blessed them saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that creepeth upon the earth." When Jesus cursed the fig tree he said unto it, "No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever." And that's the same way you bless and curse, they both come out of...
  • Playing With Words (Thomas Sowell)

    06/04/2012 1:32:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 5, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Would anyone work to support themselves or their families — and then turn over a chunk of that hard-earned money to somebody else, just because of the words used by that somebody else? A few people may be taken in by the words of con men, here and there, but the larger tragedy is that millions more are taken in by the words of politicians, the top-of-the-line con men. How do politicians con people out of their money? One example can be found in a recent article titled "The Autism-Welfare Nexus" by Paul Sperry in "Investor's Business Daily." Genuine...
  • 'Happy kid' kills himself over bullying at two NYC schools

    06/03/2012 9:01:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 92 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/3/12 | NBC New York
    NEW YORK CITY -- A 12-year-old boy harassed by school bullies about his intelligence, his height and his deceased father killed himself in the New York City apartment he shared with his mother, according to relatives and those who knew him, NBCNewYork.com reported. "I want to remember him as a happy kid," his anguished sister told NBC 4 New York on Thursday. Joel Morales, of East Harlem, moved to a different school after enduring incessant taunting for months, but the bullying persisted, the fifth-grader’s family said. Advertise | AdChoices Kids chased Morales, threw sticks and pipes at him and teased...
  • Word of the Day - Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy)

    05/28/2012 4:00:37 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 1 replies
    Unsourced e-mail | May 28, 2012 | Unsourced e-mail
    Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers. syn- socialism.
  • Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you

    05/27/2012 5:05:42 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    DailyMail ^ | May 26, 2012 | By DANIEL MILLER
    The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150281/REVEALED-Hundreds-words-avoid-using-online-dont-want-government-spying-you.html#ixzz1w4SeLcAz
  • Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you

    05/26/2012 12:39:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 5/26/2012 | Daniel Miller
    FULL TITLE: Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you (and they include 'pork', 'cloud' and 'Mexico') The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S. The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as 'attack', 'Al Qaeda', 'terrorism' and 'dirty bomb' alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like 'pork', 'cloud', 'team' and 'Mexico'.
  • Official List Of Words Feds Monitor On Social Networking Sites

    05/26/2012 6:17:55 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 81 replies
    ActicistPost.com ^ | February 28, 2012 | Alexander Higgins
    The Feds have been forced to release their social network monitoring manual, which contains the list of words the government watches on social media and news sites. [snip] Homeland Security Manual Lists Government Key Words For Monitoring Social Media, News Ever complain on Facebook that you were feeling “sick?” Told your friends to “watch” a certain TV show? Left a comment on a media website about government “pork?” If you did any of those things, or tweeted about your recent vacation in “Mexico” or a shopping trip to “Target,” the Department of Homeland Security may have noticed.
  • It's Not Just Words But Power

    05/22/2012 10:08:02 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 18 replies
    05-23-12 | Frank Broom
    God's word is not just words, but power. The same power that formed the earth is in The Bible. But when you refuse to put it on your lips all that power goes to waste. God said his word would not return to him void, but it shall accomplish what he pleases (Isaiah 55:11). Well, for it to accomplish what God pleases it has to have power. But notice it shall accomplish when it is returned to him. How is it returned to him? When you speak it you are returning his word to him. So every day you don't...
  • Taste And See That The Lord Is Good

    05/15/2012 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 6 replies
    05-15-12 | Frank Broom
    It is time for the children of God to be partakeers of his divine nature. When Adam sinned he disconnected from God and connected to Satan. He exchanged his nature of being righteous in exchange for the nature of sin. And everyone born after him was born with that sin nature. But, as soon as Adam sinned God had a plan to get things back. Just as you were born in sin God came up with a plan for man to be born again. In your sin nature you are connected to Satan and the things of that nature- the...
  • What Are You Focused On

    04/27/2012 3:16:21 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 12 replies
    04-27-12 | Frank Broom
    The Apostle Paul said in 2Corinthians 4:18 "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." Notice he said don't put your focus on what you can see, but on what you can't see. And a lot of times we get so engrossed with the problem that it's all we focus on and we line ourselves up with the problem. We think it, we talk it, and we walk in it. We want to...
  • Baboons 'Recognize Written Words'

    04/15/2012 12:03:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The Local ^ | 13 Apr 2012
    Baboons can recognize scores of written words, a feat that raises intriguing questions about how we learn to read, scientists reported on Thursday. In a specially-made facility in France where they could come and go at will, monkeys learned to differentiate between a real word, such as KITE, and a nonsense word such as ZEVS. The baboons had access to a large enclosure with several touch-sensitive computer screens, each projecting a four-letter word. The animals had to tap one of two shapes on the screen to show that they understood whether the word was a real one or garble. Choosing...
  • War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 ‘Forbidden’ Words Banned ..

    04/04/2012 8:44:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | Mar 26, 2012
    War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 ‘Forbidden’ Words Banned From Standardized Tests 'Dinosaur,' 'Birthday,' 'Halloween,' 'Poverty,' 'Divorce' Among Those Suggested March 26, 2012 7:04 PM The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests. Words that suggest wealth are excluded because they could make kids jealous. “Poverty” is also on the forbidden list. That’s something Sy Fliegal with the Center for Educational Innovation calls ridiculous There are banned words currently in school districts nationwide. Walcott said New York...
  • American Values - F Words

    02/06/2012 5:24:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    Americans seem to have become accustomed to the casual use of the “F” word, with celebrities tracking, proudly, the number of times they “drop the “f” bomb” in public. The frequent use of the “f” word has coarsened our public discourse. But, many of our most emblematic American values, the very characteristics that shape our national character and contribute to American exceptionalism, have been given a bad rep by liberals because they, too, are “F” words. Freedom from an overly intrusive government that thinks that only government knows what is best for Americans. Democrats prefer to support over-expansive government intrusiveness...