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  • The man with no memory: Navy vet wakes up, speaks only Swedish (updated info at CNN)

    07/17/2013 2:20:31 AM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | July 16, 2013 | Elizabeth Cohen,
    Today, the 61-year-old man says he has come to terms with the name "Michael Boatwright," but only because doctors told him he should. He still feels like Johan Ek from Sweden. Her mission: Help Boatwright figure out who he is. She first contacted the military. Among the IDs police discovered on him was one from the Department of Veterans Affairs. He'd served from 1971 to 1973 in the Navy as an aviation mechanic.
  • The man with no memory: Navy vet wakes up, speaks only Swedish

    07/16/2013 2:16:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    cnn ^ | 10:24 AM EDT, Tue July 16, 2013 | Elizabeth Cohen
    He didn't recall serving in the U.S. Navy. Or of being born in Florida. When doctors told him he had five tennis rackets in his hotel room, he couldn't say why. When they showed him photos of himself with others, he didn't recognize them, or himself. And he didn't speak a word of English. The man said his name was Johan Ek. And he said it in Swedish. That was back in February.
  • Florida Man Wakes In California Hotel With Amnesia Speaking Only Swedish

    07/16/2013 7:37:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    WCTV ^ | July 16, 2013 | AP
    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- Doctors are looking into the mystery of a Florida man who awoke speaking only Swedish, with no memory of his past, after he was found unconscious four months ago at a Southern California motel. Michael Boatwright, 61, woke up with amnesia, calling himself Johan Ek, The Desert Sun reported. He was found with a duffel bag of exercise clothes, a backpack and tennis rackets. He also carried four forms of identification -- a passport, a California identification card, a veteran's medical card and a Social Security card -- all of which identified him as Michael...
  • In 2011 Obama threatened to veto any attempt to adopt short-term fixes that would stop his sequester

    02/22/2013 2:06:31 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    2/22/2013 | laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Hypocrite? He said that any short term fixes that would derail automatic spending cuts on both domestic spending and the military spending would be vetoed by him. Does he not realize that videotape exists of this - at Youtube and all over the net? Does he think that he can say anything and that anything and everything he says somehow has an expiration date?
  • Alleged Mastermind behind billion dollar ponzi scheme may have amnesia (Hillaryitis?)

    12/23/2011 8:17:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1+ views
    KXXV ^ | 12/22/11 | Brandon Hartman
    Alleged Mastermind behind billion dollar ponzi scheme may have amnesiaby Brandon Hartman Posted: Dec 22, 2011 2:53 PM EST MEXIA - A native of Mexia that allegedly swindled investors out of $7 billion dollars claims he can't remember any of the events that led to his arrest. R. Allen Stanford was supposedly beaten by another inmate while being locked away in Conroe's Joe Corley Detention Center on September 24th 2009. His attorneys claim that since the event, he has been unable to answer even the most basic questions.
  • Pope laments 'amnesia' about God (Pope in Spain)

    08/19/2011 8:38:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    CBC News ^ | August 19, 2011
    Pope Benedict XVI, centre, arrives at San Lorenzo del Escorial monastery in Madrid on Friday, part of a four-day visit for the Roman Catholic Church's World Youth Day festivities. (Arturo Rodriguez/Associated Press)Pope Benedict XVI lamented modern society's "amnesia" about God as he travelled Friday to a famed Spanish monastery on the second day of his four-day visit for the Roman Catholic Church's world youth festival.Several hundred young nuns cheered, waved flags and performed the "wave" at El Escorial monastery as they waited for Benedict inside a courtyard of a 16th-century complex, a UNESCO world heritage site about 50 kilometres northwest...
  • Clinton: Dems battling anger, apathy and amnesia

    09/08/2010 9:49:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 9/8/10 | Andrew DeMillo - AP
    Little Rock, Ark. (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday it would be a mistake for voters to give in to "anger, apathy and amnesia" and deprive Arkansas of the Senate Agriculture chairmanship by defeating Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln. Clinton returned to his home state to rally support for Lincoln as she fights to save her Senate career and to help raise money for two Democratic congressional hopefuls. Most polls show Lincoln badly trailing her Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. John Boozman, though she has more money for the race. Clinton told a roomful of supporters at a downtown Little...
  • Real World Economics / Voters' outrage misplaced, their amnesia costly

    08/08/2010 12:02:54 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 22 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-8-10 | Ed Lotterman
    As we get into the primary and general election season it is clear that U. S. citizens are a particularly ungrateful lot. Voters are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. They are angry that the economy remains sour, with unemployment persisting at more than 9 percent. Conditions are bad for businesses, and home values remain low, with many people owing more than their houses are worth. People don't like enormous federal deficits or a burgeoning national debt. The general attitude is to throw the rascals out and vote in replacements who will bring about economic prosperity,...
  • Obama: GOP 'Betting On Amnesia' in The November Elections (the rookie Hussein bashes Bush - again)

    08/03/2010 9:02:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 75 replies · 33+ views
    ABC News ^ | 8/02/10 | Yunji de Nies and Sunlen Miller
    Obama: GOP 'Betting On Amnesia' in The November ElectionsFrom Yunji de Nies and Sunlen Miller August 02, 2010 3:41 PM Speaking at a fundraiser hauling in $500,000 for the Democratic party today, President Obama said that the Republican party is “betting on amnesia” going into the November election, as they have not had a “single, solitary” new idea. “It's not like they've engaged in some heavy reflection,” Obama said of the Republican party in Atlanta today. “They have not come up with a single, solitary new idea to address the challenges of the American people. They don't have a single...
  • Man in Seattle With Apparent Amnesia Lived in Tucson

    08/20/2009 9:06:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 1,006+ views
    Arizona Daily Friends ^ | 08.20.2009 | Ian Ith, Craig Welch and Susan Gilmore
    A man who wandered out of Discovery Park three weeks ago suffering from apparent amnesia has been identified as former Tucsonan Edward F. Lighthart, according to friends who recognize him from his photograph published in The Seattle Times. Lighthart, 54, is a 1974 graduate of Sahuaro High School who also attended Pima Community College and the University of Arizona, according to Arizona Daily Star archives. He also attended New York’s Culinary Institute of America in the mid-1970s, with the hopes of opening a French catering service in Tucson after graduating, according to a 1976 article. Friends have e-mailed photographs of...
  • Who am I?

    08/12/2009 5:20:33 AM PDT · by Wanpeirui · 5 replies · 564+ views
    China Daily ^ | August 12, 2009 | Erik Nilsson
    Norwegian Oyvind Aamot says his first memory in life was speaking Chinese on a train in China at age 27. He didn't realize he was on a train, that he was speaking Chinese or that he was a foreigner. He didn't know what any of these things meant. He also didn't remember who he was, where he came from or anything about his identity or past. "People would point to me and call me a waiguoren (foreigner), and I'd say, 'OK, I'm a waiguoren', but I didn't know what that concept meant," Aamot says in an articulate manner, which doesn't...
  • Mystery Song - Title Needed - Audio included! Vanity/Help!

    06/30/2009 5:52:11 PM PDT · by Tunehead54 · 33 replies · 961+ views
    Somewhere in Florida ^ | 6-30-09 | Tunehead54
    Help! The following two MP3s outline a song that I just cannot place. My son (Jimi Hendrix, II) was forcing me to play bass and it popped up - I cannot for the life of me come up with a song title. Any help would be appreciated - I figure it'll take about a minute for someone to name it. Starting stopwatch now! ;-) I did two takes so you get two takes (Dialups be warned - they're ~ 1MB each ... Mystery_Song_1.mp3 Mystery_Song_1a.mp3
  • Meghan McCain Suffering From Brain Damage

    05/11/2009 9:32:21 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 46 replies · 2,266+ views
    NY Daily News/The Lid ^ | 5/11/09 | The Lid
    The NY Daily News is reporting that Republican Senator John McCain' Daughter is suffering from some sort of amnesia. The poor girl's affliction was displayed in public at the White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday night. She showed up at the door, with only two tickets but she was trying to squeeze herself and two friends into this sold out dinner. After trying to work things out with the guards“She muttered to her friends, ‘Does he even know who the f--- I am?’ ” You see, the poor woman doesn't know who she is, she needs to ask guards who are...
  • Nuclear-Warhead Upgrade Delayed; Government Labs Forgot How to Make Parts

    03/09/2009 11:07:12 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 29 replies · 1,704+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3-09-09 | Staff
    The Department of Defense and the National Nuclear Security Administration had to wait more than a year to refurbish aging nuclear warheads — partly because they had forgotten how to make a crucial component, a government report states. Regarding a classified material codenamed "Fogbank," a Government Accountability Office report released this month states that "NNSA had lost knowledge of how to manufacture the material because it had kept few records of the process when the material was made in the 1980s and almost all staff with expertise on production had retired or left the agency." So the effort to refurbish...
  • Her first Christmas — at 18

    12/24/2008 9:43:31 AM PST · by Domandred · 12 replies · 888+ views
    Walla Walla Union-Bulletin ^ | 12/20/2008 | Sheila Hagar
    A sports accident left Kayla Hutcheson with no memory of the holiday or anything else. At 18 years old, Kayla Hutcheson is looking forward to her first Christmas in memory. The more the Walla Walla Community College freshman learns about the traditions, decorations and general holiday hoopla, the more Christmas sounds like something she’ll like. The fact that Hutcheson lived through 17 Christmas seasons doesn’t really register, she said, leaning forward on a couch in her basketball coach’s office, her long fingers locked in loose embrace. For now, those years are lost for her. Nothing’s typical It’s almost exactly like...
  • H. M., an Unforgettable Amnesiac, Dies at 82

    12/05/2008 12:48:51 AM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 2,040+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 5, 2008 | BENEDICT CAREY
    He knew his name. That much he could remember. He knew that his father’s family came from Thibodaux, La., and his mother was from Ireland, and he knew about the 1929 stock market crash and World War II and life in the 1940s. But he could remember almost nothing after that. In 1953, he underwent an experimental brain operation in Hartford to correct a seizure disorder, only to emerge from it fundamentally and irreparably changed. He developed a syndrome neurologists call profound amnesia. He had lost the ability to form new memories. For the next 55 years, each time he...
  • Anaesthetics could numb painful memories

    03/27/2008 12:32:05 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 20 replies · 420+ views
    The New Scientist ^ | March 29,2008 | Colin Barras
    ANAESTHETIC drugs could be used to numb a different sort of pain: flushing out harrowing memories before they take hold and post-traumatic stress disorder develops. Michael Alkire and Larry Cahill at the University of California in Irvine have discovered that anaesthetics can block the formation of memories associated with emotive images. "One popular misconception about anaesthesia is that unconsciousness occurs immediately," says Alkire. In fact, low doses of anaesthetic can leave patients conscious but impede memory, he says.
  • Schumer and AP: Selective Amnesia

    03/23/2008 8:18:17 PM PDT · by jdm · 16 replies · 812+ views
    Right-Wing News ^ | March 23, 2008 | Staff
    An interesting recent claim about al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) says it is a totally homegrown and separate entity from the al Qaeda (AQ) that Osama bin Laden heads. Sen. Chuck Schumer, on Tuesday’s “Larry King Live” said, "The al Qaeda the president is talking about is different than the al Qaeda of Mesopotamia, which is the al Qaeda that's in Iraq. The al Qaeda that bin Laden is in charge of is a totally separate organization." And AP’s Jennifer Loven, in an article on the same day, claimed that AQI “"is mostly homegrown ... ". She further claims that,...
  • Report: 1 in 4 Britons Think Winston Churchill Never Existed

    02/04/2008 11:00:52 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 32 replies · 445+ views
    Daily Mail via FoxNews ^ | 2-4-08 | Rebecca Camber
    One in four Britons don't believe wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill existed, according to a recent survey. Churchill is compared to Florence Nightingale and Sir Walter Raleigh, seen by many survey respondents as a mythical person, the London Daily Mail reported Monday. The survey, conducted with 3,000 respondents to test their general knowledge, reported other historical figures such as Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, Cleopatra and the Duke of Wellington were made up for books and films, the Mail reported. The survey, by UKTV Gold, also found that Sherlock Holmes was a real person.
  • Relearning lessons of Vietnam: Farah battles columnist downplaying deadly results of U.S. pullout

    07/20/2007 11:59:17 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 461+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 7/21/07 | Joseph Farah
    It's funny how two people can read the same thing and come away with two strikingly different conclusions of it. Like veteran columnist Georgie Anne Geyer, I, too, read the current issue of Foreign Policy magazine with its 40-year-old memo about Vietnam, which the editors suggest contains lessons about our current quagmire in Iraq. But, unlike Geyer, I have not allowed revisionist historians to impose their version of Vietnam on me. In her most recent nationally syndicated column, she writes this about Vietnam: "After the Americans withdrew, in momentary humiliation, from the coasts of Vietnam by ship and helicopter, there...
  • The Amnesty Fraud (Thomas Sowell)

    05/21/2007 9:10:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 86 replies · 2,571+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2007 | Thomas Sowell
    Tuesday, May 22, 2007 Nothing is more common than political "solutions" to immediate problems which create much bigger problems down the road. The current immigration bill in the Senate is a classic example. The big talking point of those who want to legalize the illegal immigrants currently in the United States is to say that it is "unrealistic" to round up and deport 12 million people. Back in 1986 it was "unrealistic" to round up and deport the 3 million illegal immigrants in the United States then. So they were given amnesty -- honestly labeled, back then -- which is...
  • Economist Accused of Fraud

    04/08/2007 8:08:05 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 6 replies · 539+ views
    Charleston (South Carolina) Post and Courier ^ | 4/6/07 | Kyle Stock and Schuyler Kropf
    Al Parish, a prominent economics professor at Charleston Southern University and a flamboyant fixture in the local business community, was accused Thursday of securities fraud by the federal government, which said perhaps tens of millions of dollars are missing. Parish and his Parish Economics LLC, a company owned by Parish and his wife that has invested on behalf of an estimated 300 individuals and companies, were sued for five counts of civil fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • A Study of Memory Looks at Fact and Fiction

    02/04/2007 9:34:47 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies · 564+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 3, 2007 | BENEDICT CAREY
    The beautiful and deeply religious Madame de Tourvel is so distraught after cheating on her husband in the 1782 novel “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” that she blacks out the betrayal altogether, arriving at a convent with no idea of what had brought her there. Soon the horror of the infidelity rushes back, in all its incriminating force. More than two centuries later, she has become part of a longstanding debate about whether the brain can block access to painful memories, like betrayals and childhood sexual abuse, and suddenly release them later on. In a paper posted online in the current issue...
  • Amnesia victim wandered for 25 days

    01/27/2007 8:27:07 AM PST · by nuconvert · 41 replies · 1,252+ views
    yahoo news/AP ^ | Jan 26, 2007
    Amnesia victim wandered for 25 days JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press Writer Jan 26, 2007 DALLAS - Joe Bieger walked out his front door with his two dogs one morning last fall a beloved husband, father, grandfather and assistant high school athletic director. Minutes later, all of that, indeed, his very identity, would seemingly be wiped from his brain's hard drive. For 25 days, he wandered the streets of Dallas and its environs a lost soul, unable to remember his name, what he did for a living, or where he lived, until, finally, a contractor who was building a new house...
  • Windsurfing to Guantanamo

    01/22/2007 3:29:09 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 5 replies · 453+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 19, 2007 | Clifford D. May
    Windsurfing to Guantánamo Who knew that protesting American oppression could be such fun? By Clifford D. May Five years ago this month, an American facility was opened in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba to house the most dangerous combatants captured in the global war against Militant Islamism. To commemorate the anniversary, anti-Guantánamo demonstrations have been staged in more than 20 countries. In Washington last week, more than 80 protesters were arrested after they refused to leave a federal courthouse. But it is Amnesty International that has come up with the most original way to display outrage, enthusiastically (if not quite grammatically) urging...
  • Between Addiction and Abstinence

    05/09/2006 11:08:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 831+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 7, 2006 | BENEDICT CAREY
    A HUMILIATING accident. An apparent memory lapse. A sudden, emotional confession. Representative Patrick Kennedy's car crash on Capitol Hill early Thursday and a news conference a day later had a familiar rhythm, especially for those who study addiction or know it firsthand. Mr. Kennedy, a six-term Democrat from Rhode Island, said that his addiction was to prescription medication and that he planned to seek treatment at an addiction clinic, as he had done before. "I struggle every day with this disease, as do millions of Americans," said Mr. Kennedy, who is 38. But will a cure that apparently didn't take...
  • A Trip Down Memory Lane [Is "amnesiac" faking it?]

    03/22/2006 1:52:04 PM PST · by aculeus · 4 replies · 750+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 22, 2006 | By David Segal, Washington Post Staff Writer
    On the morning of July 3, 2003, a former stockbroker named Doug Bruce walked into a police station in Coney Island and told the cops that he didn't know his name. Without a wallet or identification, he'd awoken a few minutes earlier on a subway train, befuddled but unharmed, with a case of what doctors call total retrograde amnesia. He could form sentences without a problem, but remembered nothing of his past and only patchy facts about the world. He was checked into a nearby hospital, and a call was made to the only number that Bruce, then 35, had...
  • Clinton vs. Clinton on Dubai Deal

    03/07/2006 1:34:17 PM PST · by Cinnamon · 18 replies · 956+ views
    EIB ^ | March 6, 2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: At the risk of bringing this thing back up because I don't want it to start dominating the show again, I gotta talk a little bit about the port deal, because this business with Bill and Hillary is just too much. Hillary does not know that Bill is lobbying for the port deal. Bill goes to Dubai, he takes big bucks, total of 600 grand in the last four years to make speeches over there. He is advising the United Arab Emirates on how to get this deal done here. It was Clinton who told them, you go in...
  • 'REFUSAL TO LEVEL WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE' is hillary 'knownothing victim' clinton's middle name

    02/16/2006 11:36:56 PM PST · by Mia T · 56 replies · 3,456+ views
    'REFUSAL TO LEVEL WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE'... IS HILLARY 'KNOWNOTHING VICTIM' CLINTON'S MIDDLE NAME by Mia T, February 16, 2006     (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE) audio montage, Lincoln-pose scoop: rushlimbaugh.com "The refusal of this administration to level with the American people on matters large and small is very disturbing. HEAR hillary clinton Sen. 'KnowNothing Victim' Clinton Holds News Conference EFFECTIVELY PLEADS FIFTH BY INVOKING SPOUSAL PRIVILEGE by Mia T, February 23, 2001     ASHINGTON- February 22. Sen. KnowNothing Victim Clinton held her premiere press conference today on Capitol Hill, ostensibly to answer questions...
  • Media Has Hillary Amnesia, But We Don't

    02/16/2006 12:06:58 PM PST · by yoe · 29 replies · 1,739+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | Feburary 16, 2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT: RUSH: A lot of people thought that Hillary Clinton would not weigh in on the Cheney story because she had delayed for 30 hours the releasing of the Vince Foster suicide note. The people said, "Ah, she's not going to say, because if she joins the fray here, why, she's got her own little thing to explain." Wrong-o, folks. The mainstream media is not going to hold Hillary Clinton accountable. Hillary Clinton did weigh in on this yesterday, and nobody -- nobody -- is talking about Hillary Clinton's past problems with secrecy, Travel Office firings, FBI files that...
  • Michael Brown Testifies before Senate panel (LIVE THREAD)

    02/10/2006 7:14:25 AM PST · by bayourant · 744 replies · 22,147+ views
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  • President Bush: Kerry Suffers 'Election Amnesia'

    10/23/2004 8:21:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 814+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/23/04 | DEB RIECHMANN
    Bush: Kerry Suffers 'Election Amnesia' 11 minutes ago By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer FORT MYERS, Fla. - President Bush said Saturday that Sen. John Kerry must be suffering from "election amnesia" because he has forgotten that he once viewed Saddam Hussein as a threat to America. After voting to authorize force against the former Iraqi leader, after calling it the right decision when the Bush administration sent troops into Iraq, Kerry now calls the conflict the "wrong war," Bush said. "Sen. Kerry seems to have forgotten all that as his position has evolved during the course of the campaign,"...
  • Hillary Clinton Remarks to NEA (She's "getting older - but can remember" the 90's)

    08/22/2004 7:08:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 588+ views
    Friends of Hillary ^ | 7/06/04 | Hillary herself
    Remarks of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as Delivered to the National Education Association July 6, 2004 I was just in the neighborhood. I heard there were a few of my friends over in the Convention Center. I decided I’d come by and just kind of get a look at you. You’re looking really good. And you made a great decision when you decided to pledge your support and endorse John Kerry for President of the United States. Today John Kerry made a great decision in choosing John Edwards to run with him. The Kerry Edwards ticket will restore a sense...
  • THE RAW DEAL: John Kerry's Intelligence Amnesia

    07/18/2004 3:32:47 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 1,195+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 16, 2004
    "John Kerry's campaign trail amnesia extended today to his record of proposing intelligence cuts totaling $7.5 billion while serving on the Senate Intelligence Committee, cuts so radical even his fellow Democrats criticized them. John Kerry's attack is another example of his flailing efforts to defend a record that is out of the mainstream." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman Kerry's Dismal Intelligence Record Kerry Was On Senate Select Intelligence Committee For Eight Years (1993-2000). (Michael Barone and Grant Ujifusa, The Almanac Of American Politics 2000, 1999, p. 1796; Michael Barone and Grant Ujifusa, The Almanac Of American Politics 1998,...
  • Amnesia - New York Times 1998: Bin Laden and Iraq Made a Deal; 2004: No Al Qaeda Iraq Connection

    06/18/2004 9:32:25 AM PDT · by tallhappy · 95 replies · 10,463+ views
    New York Times | November 5, 1998 | BENJAMIN WEISE
    Yesterday the NY Slimes blared the headline: Panel Finds No Qaeda-Iraq Tie. Yet in 1998 the New York Slimes was reporting a different finding. The Clinton administration had just indcted bin laden and as part of the inditment's background had referenced bin Laden and al Qaeda's relationship and agreement to work together on weapon's development. The indictment was from the Clinton Justice department, under Janet Reno's authority and also State Department officials took part in the news conference announcing the indictment. Here is the Slimes article, Novemeber 8. 1998. The New York Times November 5, 1998, Thursday, Late Edition -...
  • ABC's Amnesia on Terror Ties

    06/17/2004 8:56:43 AM PDT · by bolobaby · 16 replies · 390+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 6/17/04 | Media Research Center
    (Excerpt from www.mrc.org's homepage) The liberal media now scoff at the idea that Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein had any kind of partnership, but back on January 14, 1999, ABC News aired a prime time report about links between the dangerous duo. Reporter Sheila MacVicar cited sources from the Clinton administration's intelligence agencies: "Almost certainly, they say, bin Laden has been told he would be welcome in Baghdad."
  • Amnesia the Beautiful

    03/27/2004 9:35:01 AM PST · by upchuck · 14 replies · 263+ views
    Time Mag ^ | March 29, 2004 | LEV GROSSMAN
    Man walks into doctor's office. Doctor says, I've got terrible news for you: you're suffering from terminal cancer. Also, you have amnesia. Man says, Hey, at least I don't have cancer! Amnesia is one of those rare mental conditions — like narcissism — that it's O.K. to make fun of. Maybe that's why it's such a favorite among screenwriters: since Christmas, we have had no fewer than three movies that revolve around people misplacing their memories. In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet pay to have the memory of their lousy relationship erased. Paycheck was...
  • Receive FREE updates by email: Bush Critics Suffer Amnesia

    10/27/2003 9:54:48 AM PST · by sr4402 · 1 replies · 203+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | October 27, 2003 | Reed Irvine
    In the second week of September, a Gallup poll was taken to determine how much confidence the public has in the reporting of the news media compared to their confidence in how the three branches of the government are performing their jobs. The news media came in last with 54 percent of those polled saying they had "a great deal" or a "fair amount" of confidence that the media are reporting the news fully, accurately and fairly. Thirty-five percent said they had little confidence in the reporting and eleven percent said they had none at all. The government got more...
  • Of mice and men [an excellent article]

    07/31/2003 11:16:01 AM PDT · by yonif · 4 replies · 377+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Thursday, July 31, 2003 Av 2, 5763 | Israel Harel
    Many experiments have shown that negative reinforcement, such as electric shocks, cause normal organisms to refrain from doing things that result in pain and suffering. Thus, for example, mice in a maze return to their starting point when they are subjected to mild electric shocks while running through the maze toward food, unless they are very hungry. The greater the intensity of the shocks, the more the mice withdraw. They stop running altogether, even when extremely hungry, if the intensity of the shocks is lethal. This experiment, which has been conducted in many laboratories, and which examines psychological and physiological...
  • "Sub Rosa Vepres"

    06/27/2003 9:21:28 AM PDT · by DocFarmer · 3 replies · 517+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 28 June 2003 | Doc Farmer
    "Sub Rosa Vepres" Posted by Doc Farmer Saturday, June 28, 2003 We’re all familiar with the Latin phrase ''Sub Rosa'' (under the rose) which stands for something secret or hidden. Well, now I believe we should add a new phrase to the lexicon: ''Sub Rosa Vepres,'' or under the rose bush. Thanks to our friendly neighbourhood Iraqi Nuclear Weapons Developers, that is. Yes, you’ve read by now that one of these scientists under Saddam Hussein’s employ (see also: death threat) was ordered to hide critical atomic weapons development equipment in his back yard, under (of all things) a rose bush....
  • Reagan vs PBS

    07/01/2002 2:37:28 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 31 replies · 378+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | July 1, 2002 | Larry Leonard
    PBS, Sunday, June 30, 2002 - /Ronald Reagan was responsible for the transfer of AIDS within the gay community and beyond. The charge was made as part of a new series about blood, and said that the problem originated in cutbacks in funding for the Center for Disease Control....(snip)To read the complete article, CLICK HERE
  • Rounding Up the Insane

    06/23/2002 6:29:46 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 30 replies · 751+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | June 23, 2002 | Larry Leonard
    Sunday, June 22,2002 -- Seven days, the state budget, the Sixties, Ken Kesey and the insane. People who do not live in Oregon don't know what they're missing. I almost missed it myself. Didn't catch this seminal program on its Friday, Oregon Public Broadcasting, appearance. Was trying to start my Fiat on Sunday afternoon when the show reran. But, knowing I'd get a column out of this one, the Spyder wisely refused to start...(snip) The important item on this program was their discussion about the insane. This was a classic. It was stimulated by the Supreme Court's recent decision to...