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  • Kristen Bell Is Worried Disney Princesses Are Teaching Her Kids Bad Lessons, and She Has a Point

    10/17/2018 5:06:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Pop Sugar ^ | October 17, 2018 | MURPHY MORONEY
    Although Kristen Bell absolutely loves reading to her kids before bed, she admits she's sometimes skeptical about the "lessons" her girls — 3-year-old Delta and 5-year-old Lincoln — are learning from Disney princesses. "[Story time is] truly my favorite part of the day," Kristen told Parents. "I glance away from the book and see their brains working while we're all cuddled up like meerkats." The 38-year-old actress says that despite playing Anna in Frozen, she has reservations about some of the messages in the older princess stories. This is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the...
  • Bob Woodward: Trump's aides stole his papers 'to protect the country'

    09/04/2018 9:02:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/4/2018 | Jeremy Herb, Jamie Gangel and Dan Merica,
    President Donald Trump's closest aides have taken extraordinary measures in the White House to try to stop what they saw as his most dangerous impulses, going so far as to swipe and hide papers from his desk so he wouldn't sign them, according to a new book from legendary journalist Bob Woodward. Woodward's 448-page book, "Fear: Trump in the White House," provides an unprecedented inside-the-room look through the eyes of the President's inner circle. From the Oval Office to the Situation Room to the White House residence, Woodward uses confidential background interviews to illustrate how some of the President's top...
  • Q Anon: FRiendly FReeper Collaboration to understand Q drops

    06/13/2018 11:16:52 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1,715 replies ^ | 6/13/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to help answer the questions, "Who is Q?" and "Why read Q drops?". Is Trump Staging a Counter-Coup? [Q explained?]> Note: The above thread has been locked for disruptive comments, but post #1 includes a strong, concise...
  • Mother demands her son's school take Sleeping Beauty off the curriculum

    11/23/2017 10:43:14 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/23/2017 | Alex Matthews
    A mother has demanded her six-year-old son's school bans Sleeping Beauty because the princess does not give consent to be kissed. Sarah Hall, from Northumberland Park, North Shields, claimed the fairytale promotes an 'inappropriate sexual' message to young children.
  • (from April 22, 2016) Some fairy tales may be 6000 years old

    06/09/2016 4:55:27 PM PDT · by SteveH · 51 replies ^ | April 22, 2016 | David Shultz
    When it comes to the origin of Western fairy tales, the 19th century Brothers Grimm get a lot of the credit. Few scholars believe the Grimms were actually responsible for creating the tales, but academics probably didn’t realize how old many of these stories really are. A new study, which treats these fables like an evolving species, finds that some may have originated as long as 6000 years ago. The basis for the new study, published in Royal Society Open Science, is a massive online repository of more than 2000 distinct tales from different Indo-European cultures known as the Aarne–Thompson–Uther...
  • Santorum Desperately Launches Anti-Cruz Ad, No One Has Told Him He’s Polling at .8%

    01/04/2016 1:05:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 4, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    According to the newest polling date made available to us by Real Clear Politics, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is faring badly. Very badly. In fact, at 0.8%, Rick Santorum is polling slightly better than myself into the race for the Republican nomination, and I'm proud to say I have not spent a dime on my campaign. So what does a hapless former state Senator with a major Google problem do when he sits currently in eleventh place and has yet to make it to the main debate stage? Waste his money attacking the second-place candidate: Texas Senator Ted Cruz....
  • Hillary Clinton Explains How Broke They Were

    06/16/2014 5:52:43 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 9 replies
    Retired Texas Vet | 6-16-14 | Retired Texas Vet
    Hillary Clinton (aka Mrs Slick Willy) today explained the extent of them being "dead broke" and how they adapted. Hillary stated that Bill (aka Slick Willy) used to hang out at the Salvation Army Store to pick up the used clothes that Slow Joe Biden brought in for tax deductions. The well used suits were tailored by the talented Hispanic maid into the famed Hillary pant suits. The under shorts were usable by Slick Willy once the skid marks were bleached down and dyed over by the maid. Chelsea was signed up for the "free meals" programs at her private...
  • Angelina Jolie takes Richard Dawkins to task for saying we shouldn't teach children about Santa

    06/06/2014 5:49:10 PM PDT · by windcliff · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-6-14 | Sam Creighton
    As sparring partners go, a Hollywood actress and an evolutionary biologist would not appear to be a natural fit. However, Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie, 39, and controversial scientist Professor Richard Dawkins, 73, have found themselves inadvertently at loggerheads over whether children should be allowed to read fairytales. Miss Jolie, who plays an evil fairy godmother in her latest film Maleficent – a spin on the classic story of Sleeping Beauty – said fairytales play an important role in how she raises her six children, using ‘a little magic’ to impart important moral lessons. The other day, one of the kids lost...
  • Benghazi Ghosts Haunt White House

    05/07/2013 6:46:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | May 7, 2013 | Mona Charen
    My iPhone buzzes on a regular basis with "news alerts" from Politico, The Hill and other sources. Politico provides breathless, this-cannot-wait-till-you-get-to-your desk "breaking news" sirens on every hiccup emanating from the White House. On April 22, for example, the news flash permitted me to learn without delay that "President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will on Thursday attend a memorial service for the victims of last week's explosion in West, Texas." When three career employees of the State Department announced their intention to testify before Congress -- contradicting the Obama administration's carefully constructed storyline about events in Benghazi,...
  • "Grimm": A sly, modern spin on the fairy tale

    10/28/2011 1:27:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Salon ^ | October 28, 2011 | Matt Zoller Seitz
    Everybody knows the modern world lacks enchantment. As a premise, that assertion is unprovable, but movies and TV shows have been saying it forever, so we just accept it as a trope, like, “The suburbs are shallow” and “When the railroads came, the Wild West became civilized.” Any program built around it is therefore better off not dwelling on it, and focusing its energies instead on other, more basic pleasures: characterization, plot, atmosphere. Two new network shows are built around fairy tales and the absence of magic in modern life — ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” which debuted Sunday at...
  • Fairytale Journalism

    07/02/2011 2:12:54 PM PDT · by Cardhu
    Al Jazeera ^ | July 2nd 2011 | Imran Garda
    Journalist Johann Hari's admission of plagiarism from previous texts and incorporating them into the dialogue of his interviews has provided manna from heaven for those of us who have nothing better to do with ourselves. My colleague Paul Rhys has already explored this in one way, and here's another from me: ANCHOR: The top stories tonight: Attacked for not praying - religious extremism on the rise! And ... Family planning gone awry, how it's alleged one woman terrorizes her countless children. [MUSICAL STING, TITLES AND JIB SHOT] ANCHOR: A warm welcome to the Newshour, thanks for joining us. In the...
  • 16 Flood Victims Raised from the Dead in Brazil

    01/23/2011 10:37:12 PM PST · by Dscott_FR · 150 replies
    Healing Herald ^ | 1/22/2011 | Bethel Church
    16 Flood Victims Raised from the Dead in Brazil Saturday, January 22, 2011 By Bethel Church (RSS) A nurse is leading a mission team of doctors and nurses to Brazil. They left on Jan 13, 2011. They are still there until the 28th. On the 12th there had been massive flooding in Brazil and over 600 people died. They were not going for this reason but the timing of their trip just happened to coincide. Only one on the team had ever experienced the power of the Holy Spirit or miracles for that matter!! She had asked her friends to...
  • Mike Argento: Mailman unwelcome at tea party (barf alert)

    04/15/2010 8:56:36 AM PDT · by Daveinyork · 28 replies · 886+ views
    York (PA) Daily Record ^ | 4-15-2010 | MIKE ARGENTO
    So, the other night, my friend Dr. Mo called to tell me about his close encounter with the tea party people, or 912 Patriots, or whatever those people who messed up traffic on Market Street last Saturday call themselves. Dr. Mo's real name is David Moyar, but if I were to identify him as that, at least half the people who know him wouldn't know who I was talking about. In the interest of full disclosure, Mo is an old friend, by which I mean he's old and a friend. (He has also taken money from me in poker games,...
  • Terrible lizards trapped by terrible Flood

    03/05/2009 6:57:01 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 127 replies · 3,465+ views
    Terrible lizards trapped by terrible Flood Tas Walker A trail of fossilized claw marks found in northern Spain reveals the desperation of animals struggling to escape drowning in the Genesis Flood. ... That the footprints were preserved at all indicates the dinosaurs were engulfed by abnormal conditions. Today footprints are quickly obliterated, especially on a beach or in a strong current. But in the sandstone in Spain even the delicate features of the scratches were preserved, which means that sediment covered the tracks (and the ripple marks) soon after the dinosaur struggled past...
  • Churches celebrating the ‘Year of Darwin’: Compromising churchians in self-destruct mode

    02/18/2009 5:20:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 1,101+ views
    CMI ^ | February 19, 2009 | Gary Bates
    For example, Dr Eugenie Scott of the staunchly anticreationist National Center for Science Education (NCSE) revealed their agenda when she said: “ … I would describe myself as a humanist or a nontheist. I have found that the most effective allies for evolution are people of the faith community. One clergyman with a backward collar is worth two biologists at a school board meeting any day! … What we [such clergy and atheists] have in common is that we want to see evolution taught in the public schools … .”4
  • Politically correct parents ditch 'offensive' traditional fairy tales

    01/08/2009 8:22:08 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 1,041+ views ^ | January 6, 2009 | Claire Ellicott
    For most, they are innocent tales that define childhood. But some parents are ditching fairytales, believing they are politically incorrect or 'too dark' to read to children, a survey has found. One in four mothers has abandoned the likes of Cinderella and Rapunzel in favour of The Gruffalo or The Very Hungry Caterpillar, written in 1969 by Eric Carle. One in ten parents even said Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs should be re-titled - because 'the dwarf reference is not PC'. Rapunzel is considered 'too dark' and Cinderella outdated, because she is forced to do the housework. The poll...
  • Traditional fairytales 'not PC enough'

    01/07/2009 11:13:55 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 40 replies · 830+ views ^ | 05 Jan 2009 | Graeme Paton
    Favourites such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Rapunzel are being dropped by some families who fear children are being emotionally damaged. A third of parents refused to read Little Red Riding Hood because she walks through woods alone and finds her grandmother eaten by a wolf. One in 10 said Snow White should be re-named because "the dwarf reference is not PC". Rapunzel was considered "too dark" and Cinderella has been dumped amid fears she is treated like a slave and forced to do all the housework.
  • Camelot

    11/12/2008 2:23:01 PM PST · by jadedtom · 14 replies · 447+ views
    SON OF TOM TOM, THE CYBERS' SON ^ | 11-12-08 | Tom Axtell
    Camelot or the return thereof...

    06/11/2008 4:54:04 AM PDT · by Revelation 911 · 19 replies · 22+ views ^ | James E. Talmage
    CHAPTER 39 MINISTRY OF THE RESURRECTED CHRIST ON THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE By considering the apostolic ministry in immediate sequence to our study of the Lord's ascension from the Mount of Olives, we have departed from the chronological order of the several personal manifestations of the risen Savior to mortals; for very soon after His final farewell to the apostles in Judea He visited His "other sheep," not of the eastern fold, whose existence He had affirmed in that impressive sermon concerning the Good Shepherd and His sheep. Those other sheep who were to hear the Shepherd's voice and eventually be...
  • A Few of FR's Finest..Every Day....02-20 & 21-08....Warm Fuzzy Wednesday & Thursday

    02/20/2008 6:12:11 AM PST · by DollyCali · 145 replies · 507+ views
    February 20, 2008 | DollyCali
    Welcome to Warm Fuzzy Wednesday and Thursday at the Finest. For those who start counting the days on Monday until the weekend, we're halfway there! So we're here to banish those doldrums and make you smile inside! Please feel free to post sweet graphics and/or little stories that make you feel all warm and fuzzy - or just come by and give us a smile. Only two more days 'til the weekend! A special addition this week is we are adding Fairy Tales. What Fairy Tale in your youth made you happy and provided the aura of “magic“ in...