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  • Senior Smiles

    09/04/2018 12:27:50 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 24 replies
    email from someone | 9/4/2018 | unknown
    Brains of older people are slow because they know so much . People do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe . Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full, so, too, do humans take longer to access information when their brains are full. Researchers say this slowing down process is not the same as cognitive decline . The human brain works slower in old age, said Dr. Michael Ramscar, but only because we have stored more information over time. The...
  • New FReeper’s name for David Hogg followers (vanity)

    05/27/2018 4:40:49 PM PDT · by VideoPaul · 48 replies
    5/27/2018 | Self
    Having been involved in the public discourse with the left since Reagan was in office, I have found universally that liberals love it when you hate them, but will go apoplectic with rage if you laugh at them. Using plays on words or rhymes (hey hey, ho ho...) appropriates their chosen form of ridicule and uses it against them, further deepening the wounds. So, based on years and years of making liberals supremely angry at me, I move that we refer to David Hogg’s brain dead, bereft of logic, two standard deviations left of the bell curve followers as “Hogglodytes”....
  • GOP Launches ‘’ Ahead of Former FBI Director’s Book Release

    04/12/2018 5:35:16 PM PDT · by davikkm · 4 replies
    breitbart ^ | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) bought the domain name “” and launched the website shortly before former FBI Director James Comey’s scheduled book tour next week. The RNC website,, features quotes from senior Democratic leaders—including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)—attacking Comey’s character during the 2016 presidential election. The website also presented other opposition research questioning the former FBI director’s credibility, including a claim that Comey tried to paint himself as an innocent, nonpartisan victim of President Trump’s administration instead of a “politically motivated Washington insider.” “James Comey’s publicity tour is a...
  • The poor neglected gifted child

    03/20/2014 8:33:23 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 89 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 16, 2014 | By Amy Crawford
    In a recent paper, Lubinski and his colleagues caught up with one cohort of 320 people now in their late 30s. At 12, their SAT math or verbal scores had placed them among the top one-100th of 1 percent. Today, many are CEOs, professors at top research universities, transplant surgeons, and successful novelists. That outcome sounds like exactly what you’d imagine should happen: Top young people grow into high-achieving adults. In the education world, the study has provided important new evidence that it really is possible to identify the kids who are likely to become exceptional achievers in the future,...
  • Bork Says Kagan Lacks ‘Mature Philosophy' Needed in a Justice; Says Court is Becoming 'Committee of

    06/23/2010 4:07:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    cns news ^ | 6/23/10 | Matt Cover
    ( – Former federal appellate judge and Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork said that Elena Kagan’s lacks the "mature philosophy of judging" needed to be a Supreme Court justice and that th Supreme Court is "drifting toward a committee of ideologues." In a Wednesday conference call sponsored by Americans United for Life, Judge Bork said that Kagan still displayed the tendencies of a young constitutional lawyer with “inflated dreams” of what constitutional law can and should accomplish.
  • Single seniors turning to online dating

    07/19/2009 3:06:04 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 782+ views
    upi ^ | July 19, 2009
    WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- More single senior Americans are looking for love online , experts say. Online Dating Magazine editor Joe Tracy said the increase in seniors using their computers to find the right romantic partner follows increased marketing by online dating groups targeting the age demographic, The Washington Post reported Sunday. "They're seeing their sons and daughters use online dating and have success with it," Tracy said. "And we've been seeing online dating services really target the senior citizens and baby-boomer market." University of Washington sociologist Pepper Schwartz, who is studying relationships, said online dating services help expand...
  • Gays not represented well on TV, study finds

    08/22/2006 8:58:58 AM PDT · by Dubya · 123 replies · 3,066+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | Aug. 22, 2006 | GREG HERNANDEZ
    LOS ANGELES - If not for scheming teen Andrew Van De Camp on ABC's megahit Desperate Housewives and Dr. Kerry Weaver on the long-running ER on NBC, the only regular gay or lesbian character on a returning broadcast network show this fall would be a closeted accountant named Oscar on NBC's The Office.
  • A View from Abroad: Americans will die for liberty

    08/12/2006 2:01:21 PM PDT · by Donald Meaker · 31 replies · 1,340+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | August 11, 2006 | Andrew Grimson
    Americans will die for liberty As we took off from London for New York a few days ago, our three over-excited children asked if there was any chance of the plane being blown up. I explained that the likelihood of that happening was virtually zero, and wondered how we were going to maintain some semblance of order during the flight. One did not wish the sedate American passengers by whom we were surrounded to form the impression that British parents are unable or unwilling to impart the rudiments of good manners.
  • Mother is the Quiet Power Behind Queen Sharapova

    06/18/2005 2:29:46 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 142 replies · 4,841+ views
    Guardian U.K. ^ | 6/18/05 | Eleanor Preston
    Maria Sharapova is sitting on her own watching the rain fall on the All England Club's Aorangi Park practice courts, her ever-present mobile phone in hand. There is no entourage, no security guards, and no reminders that this is one of the world's most famous and photographed sportswomen about to begin the defence of her Wimbledon title. Instead, with her long blonde hair tied back and with a T-shirt and sweatpants on, she looks like any other willowy 18-year-old, idly texting her friends and sighing heavily at the dreary English weather. Of course, as anyone who watched Sharapova bulldozing Serena...
  • LIVE THREAD: Post-Debate Cheney v. Edwards

    10/05/2004 7:38:10 PM PDT · by Howlin · 1,356 replies · 42,014+ views ^ | October 5, 2004
    After-debate discussion here!