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  • Alan Alda wants scientists to cut out the jargon

    05/01/2013 12:44:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2013 3:21 PM EDT | Frank Eltman
    Among the procedures Army surgeon Hawkeye Pierce performed on “M.A.S.H.” was an end-to-end anastomosis. Most of the viewers, actor Alan Alda concedes, had no idea he was talking about removing a damaged piece of intestine and reconnecting the healthy pieces. Today, the award-winning film and television star is on a mission to teach physicians, physicists and scientists of all types to ditch the jargon and get their points across in clear, simple language. … “There’s no reason for the jargon when you’re trying to communicate the essence of the science to the public, because you’re talking what amounts to gibberish...
  • Will 'The West Wing' go Republican?

    10/14/2004 10:22:12 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 111 replies · 2,286+ views
    CNN ^ | October 14, 2004 | CNN
    Will 'The West Wing' go Republican? With Bartlet term's end in sight, producer thinks of future LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The prospect of a change in the White House tends to draw a strong reaction, pro or con. Not from "The West Wing" executive producer John Wells, though. He seems unfazed by the coming end of Democratic President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet's tenure -- and maybe even a Republican successor. "We were a year and a half into the administration when we started the show," Wells said of the NBC drama entering its sixth season. "We have term limits in...
  • A TIME FOR MANHOOD

    08/11/2004 10:35:07 AM PDT · by COURAGE · 23 replies · 1,059+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 11, 2004 | DUNCAN MAXWELL ANDERSON
    August 11, 2004 -- THIS November's election is about something everyone is thinking about, and almost no one is talking about. Words like "national security" are fig-leaves for the real subject: manhood. You might wonder why the recent Democratic convention was the gaudiest display of militarism and macho talk since the Berlin Olympics of 1936 — this, from the party that successfully ran a draft-dodger for president twice, and which won't fund a candidate who doesn't bow to the feminist abortion-god.
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Alan Alda hospitalized in Chile

    10/20/2003 3:33:55 PM PDT · by wheelgunguru · 43 replies · 642+ views
    cnn ^ | 10-20-03
    <p>SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) -- U.S. actor Alan Alda, star of the 1970s and '80s television series "M*A*S*H," was in the hospital on Monday after emergency surgery in northern Chile, where he is filming a documentary.</p> <p>Alda, the host for PBS television's "Scientific American Frontiers" for the past seven years, was operated on early on Sunday for an intestinal obstruction and was recovering at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in La Serena 290 miles (470 km) north of the capital.</p>