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  • Victor Davis Hanson: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's Story Has "Collapsed" [Too Many Narratives]

    10/05/2018 6:52:18 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    RCP ^ | Ian Schwartz
    Author and conservative writer Victor Davis Hanson appeared on Laura Ingraham's FOX News show on Wednesday to weigh in on the Kavanaugh saga and explain how the story of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, is falling apart. *snip* Hanson responded to those who say Ford is incredibly believable: VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Coming into where we are today, she wasn't able to locate the supposed assault or the time or the date and she had the early 80s, the mid-80s, the late 80s, she was a young teenager, a little bit older. But...
  • Spy tech: Voice jammers and microphone detectors

    03/11/2018 7:31:13 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 24 replies
    Vanity | 03/11/18
    Do any of you have knowledge or experience with voice jammers (not cell phone jammers which are illegal) to block recording of conversations? What about microphone detectors; do they work? What kind of covert microphones do undercover agents use and where do they wear them?
  • Brian Ferry 'More Than This'

    11/12/2017 2:19:33 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 32 replies
    youtube ^ | 1982 | brian ferry
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOnde5c7OG8 BRYAN FERRY "More Than This" (Ferry) I could feel at the time There was no way of knowing Fallen leaves in the night Who can say where they're blowing As free as the wind And hopefully learning Why the sea on the tide Has no way of turning More than this - there is nothing More than this - tell me one thing More than this - there is nothing It was fun for a while There was no way of knowing Like dream in the night Who can say where we're going No care in the world Maybe...
  • With Conservative Media Being Silenced, Will Free Republic Stand Up for Trump? [FReepathon]

    05/27/2017 3:21:44 PM PDT · by xzins · 131 replies
    Gateway Pundit has retweeted a report from borderlandalternativemedia.com that Hannity will be fired next week. True or not, it is a reminder that the number of conservative media outlets are few in number. My personal opinion is that the liberal world was shocked that conservative media was able to overcome their attempts at brainwashing during this last election. They thought they had it in the bag. They thought their voice was so powerful that it could not be overcome. Now it appears they are attempting to silence conservative voices one by one. Hannity is definitely one of those pro-Trump voices...
  • 2 alleged gang members charged in teen's 'satanic' murder

    03/02/2017 8:06:32 AM PST · by Bayou City · 18 replies
    KHOU News, Houston ^ | March 02, 2017 | Melissa Correa
    HOUSTON – A pair of Salvadorian immigrants in the country illegally are accused of a gruesome series of crimes. The pair, alleged members of the criminal gang MS-13, are accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old and holding her for weeks. The suspects have been identified as 18-year-old Diego Alexander Hernandez-Rivera and 22-year-old Miguel Angel Alvarez-Flores. The teen eventually provided the evidence which links the men to the murder of another unidentified teen whose body was found dumped on the side of a Houston road two weeks ago. New details about how the teen was found shot to death in southwest Houston...
  • AP Explains: Trump's new office on immigrant crime

    03/01/2017 3:52:42 PM PST · by mdittmar · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 1, 2017 | SADIE GURMAN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spotlighting violence committed by immigrants, announcing the creation of a national office that can assist American victims of such crimes. He said during his address Tuesday night that the Homeland Security Department's Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement office will provide a voice for people ignored by the media and "silenced by special interests."Critics of the president's approach to immigration say the proposal is misguided, in part because studies show immigrants are less likely to commit crime than native-born U.S. citizens.A look at the proposal and what it aims to do: WHAT IS THE...
  • Democrats Groan When Trump Announces Office To Help Victims Of Immigrant Crime [VIDEO]

    03/01/2017 8:15:10 AM PST · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/28/17 | Chuck Ross
    Democratic lawmakers let their opposition be known Tuesday to President Trump’s plan to open an office aimed at helping the victims of crimes committed by immigrants. Democrats groaned loudly when Trump announced the creation of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE), an office which will fall under the purview of the Department of Homeland Security.
  • DHS Shifts Funds from Defending Illegals to New Office to Help Their VICTIMS

    02/21/2017 5:28:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 21, 2017 | 3:06 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    On Tuesday, DHS Sec. Kelly issued an immigration memo shifting the U.S. government’s efforts and resources away from defending illegal aliens to helping their victims. The memo creates the “Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement” (VOICE) office, which will act as “liaison between ICE and the known victims of crimes committed by removable aliens.” VOICE will address victims’ concerns and provide information regarding the enforcement actions and immigration status of the perpetrator. […] The memo also reallocates “any and all resources” currently used to advocate for illegal aliens and terminates “outreach and advocacy services” provided to them. …
  • How voice technology is transforming computing

    01/09/2017 12:10:59 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    ANY sufficiently advanced technology, noted Arthur C. Clarke, a British science-fiction writer, is indistinguishable from magic. The fast-emerging technology of voice computing proves his point. Using it is just like casting a spell: say a few words into the air, and a nearby device can grant your wish. The Amazon Echo, a voice-driven cylindrical computer that sits on a table top and answers to the name Alexa, can call up music tracks and radio stations, tell jokes, answer trivia questions and control smart appliances; even before Christmas it was already resident in about 4% of American households. Voice assistants are...
  • Trump heard a voice.

    11/09/2016 11:04:15 AM PST · by ex-snook · 47 replies
    https://www.wired.com ^ | 11/9/16 | Ryan
    Speaker Leader Ryan: Donald Trump heard a voice out in this country that no one else heard.
  • Hillary Barely Into Reno Speech But Voice Goes Hoarse

    08/25/2016 12:32:51 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 188 replies
    Self | August 25, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Anybody else listening to Hillary's anti-Trump rant in Reno right now? It is painful. Not so much what she says because it was expected but how painful it is to listen to her voice. She was barely into her speech when it went annoyingly hoarse. Like sand paper vocal chords.
  • 'Voice' singer Christina Grimmie dies after shooting at Orlando concert

    06/11/2016 9:43:11 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/11/2016 | Joe Sutton and Azadeh Ansari,
    The man who shot and killed singer Christina Grimmie in Orlando on Friday night was not from that central Florida city, and "traveled to Orlando apparently to commit this crime," Orlando Police Chief John Mina told reporters Saturday. The gunman -- who authorities say fatally shot himself after shooting Grimmie -- was a 21-year-old white man, and had two handguns, two additional loaded magazines and a large hunting knife, Mina said.
  • Hillary just can’t stop yelling

    05/08/2016 5:15:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 54 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5-7-16 | Thomas Lifson
    Oh, the irony! Hillary Clinton, addressing an enthusiastic crowd in Los Angeles Thursday, did what she does when excited and enthusiastic: she yelled. But in this instance, her message was the bromide Democrats use whenever Republicans are winning an argument. “We’d be a lot better off if we actually talked to each other instead of yelling at each other.” The video, courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon, is a hoot: While I despise Hillary Clinton, I don’t think I am being unfair in pointing out that she has one of the most unpleasant voices ever in a public figure when...
  • Caption these two photos (and enjoy some lighthearted "Teddy-Links") [vanity]

    02/28/2016 12:00:53 PM PST · by Heart-Rest · 62 replies
    Caption these two photos, and while you're thinking about them, take time to enjoy some of these lighthearted "Teddy-Links" (not "Tiddlywinks"!), and see if your smile machine is still working. Caption this sofa photo. Teddy Links - Teddy's future career plans after he loses.  (youtube) - Teddy tries in vain to get an affectionate hug and kiss from his daughter.  (youtube) - Here's Teddy sharing his fondest dreams when he was a young man.  (youtube) - A "Teddy-sound-alike" nasal twang.  (youtube) - Another "Teddy-sound-alike" nasal twang.  (youtube) - And yet another "Teddy-sound-alike" nasal twang.  (youtube) - Some "Teddy-sound-alike" nasal honks....
  • University of Connecticut Now Offering Transgender Voice Lessons

    08/27/2015 5:40:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Classes to help transgender individuals alter their vocalization are slated to be offered this fall at the University of Connecticut. The Transgender Voice and Communication Group offers “an opportunity to use new vocal and communication qualities in a safe and confidential environment” and includes “role playing” and other activities. This semester’s group launches Sept. 14 and runs through Nov. 30 at the public university, an online campus calendar and description states. The University of Connecticut did not respond to multiple requests from The College Fix seeking comment on how much it costs taxpayers to facilitate the group. The campus does...
  • Baby who survived car crash in Utah river is getting better

    03/09/2015 4:54:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/9/15 | Ben Brunfield
    A mystery arose from the rescue: The police officers who entered the water say they heard a voice calling for help. The mother was dead, but the officers said that they heard an adult's voice calling to them. "The four of us heard a distinct voice coming from the car," Warner told CNN. "To me, it didn't sound like a child's voice." The voice gave the rescuers a surge of adrenaline needed to push the vehicle upright, he said. The mother was dead. The child was unconscious, but her eyelids were fluttering, and the rescuers knew she was alive, Warner...
  • How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

    12/02/2014 10:41:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-2-14 | Robert Lee Hotz
    Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma. By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how charismatic public speakers use their voices to dominate, rouse and influence a large audience. They are finding that successful politicians in various countries, including Italy, France and Brazil, all share key vocal qualities that strongly affect how people respond to them, independent of the meaning of the words they say or the ideas they express. In a separate analysis of some prominent business leaders, the...
  • Louisiana Congressman Admits Kissing Staffer in Video

    04/07/2014 4:21:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 75 replies
    Time ^ | Maya Rhodan
    Freshman Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), who touted his Christian values while campaigning, says he is the man seen in a grainy video, passionately kissing a woman in his office two days before Christmas. He said, "There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness"
  • WATCH: Italian nun wows 'The Voice of Italy' judges with Alicia Keys' 'No One'

    03/21/2014 4:46:33 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/20/2014 | Lee Moran
    Move over Pope Francis, there's a new spiritual sensation in town. An Italian nun has become a national star after she wowed judges on her country's version of "The Voice." Sister Cristina, from Sicily, saw all four chairs turn around during her blind audition of Alicia Keys' "No One." The 25-year-old then told the quartet: "I have a gift and I'm giving it to you." Broadcast on Wednesday night, the clip has already racked up more than 30,000 views. It shows the Catholic Sister confidently walking out onto the stage and belting out her version of the hit song. Fellow...
  • Blake Shelton on 'The Voice' 'Will the Circle Be Unbroken?': 'That's not the version I grew up with'

    11/27/2013 11:51:49 AM PST · by Kazan · 20 replies
    Zap2It ^ | November 27, 2013 | Molly Chance
    On Tuesday night's (Nov. 26) "The Voice" live show, the Top 8 contestants performed "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?," backed by Seattle's Starbucks Chorus, a vocal group that raises money for local charities. But after the performance, the Twitterverse erupted with complaints that the word "Lord" was dropped from the lyrics. Backstage, "Voice" coach Blake Shelton was still trying to get to the bottom of why it happened. "I don't know what, uh -- how it happened, or -- I'm learning about it just like you guys are," Shelton tells Zap2it. "I was sitting in my chair singing that song...