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  • Body language and threat recognition

    01/02/2017 6:48:45 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 40 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | May/June, 2004 | Massad Ayoob
    ... We’ll get away from firearms this trip, and look at something else related to personal safety: recognition of pre-assaultive behavior cues..... Being able to recognize body language associated with imminent violent action can allow you to, in the best-case scenario, disengage and leave the scene. At worst, it can give you time to activate a plan of self-defense soon enough to effectively protect yourself and those for whose safety you are responsible. Danger signals The eyes, it is said, are the windows to the soul. Often, the way in which a hostile person looks at you can be a...
  • Amazon to pay self-published authors based on pages read

    06/23/2015 7:53:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    could soon pay more to write lengthier books, if you are an author self-publishing on Inc's Kindle ebook platform. Starting next month, the e-commerce giant will pay independent authors based on the number of pages read, rather than the number of times their book has been borrowed. The move is aimed at authors enrolled in Kindle Direct Publishing platform – which lets authors set list prices, decide rights and edit the book at any time – and is applicable to ebooks made available via the Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library programs. Self-publishing has transformed what it means...
  • Two Members of Boehner’s Leadership Team Openly Refuse to Admit if They’ve Read Obamatrade

    06/04/2015 4:12:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/04/15
    Two members of House GOP leadership—Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)and Rules Committee chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)-refused to admit through spokespersons to Breitbart News whether they have read the text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Pacific Rim trade deal, but they still support granting President Barack Obama the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to fast track it. What’s more, Scalise and Sessions—and others GOP conference-wide, including even perhaps Boehner—could be vulnerable to serious primary challenges if they continue forward with Obamatrade.
  • The Circle Is Complete - Robots To Write The Earnings "Reports" Read By Robots

    07/01/2014 10:29:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/01/14 | Tyler Durden
    Has Skynet become self-aware? It seems the 'robots' that run the US equity markets (HFT/algo trading dominates what little volume there is left) have decided to cut out the middle man in the market as Associated Press reports this morning that it will employ the story-writing software by start-up Automated Insights to automate the production of U.S. corporate earnings stories. To be frank, given the copy/paste nature of most mainstream media 'analysis' of earnings, we thought this had already occurred but AP notes, "We are going to use our brains and time in more enterprising ways during earnings season." Does...
  • What Are Ten Books Your Teenagers Read as Part of Their Homeschool Education?

    04/24/2014 2:27:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 4/19/14 | RC Sproul, Jr
    One of the weaknesses of the school model of education is that it squeezes out great books that don’t fit neatly into one or another of those artificial divisions of learning we call “subjects.” We don’t start with, “What books have had a deep impact in shaping what I am?” But with “What subjects am I supposed to be teaching, and which books will help me teach them?” I don’t teach my children subjects—I seek to instill in them wisdom. Which means I have them read the books that gave me wisdom.
  • George Zimmerman Witness Can't Read Letter She 'Wrote' About Shooting

    06/27/2013 7:09:04 AM PDT · by iowamark · 602 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 27, 2013 | SENI TIENABESO and MATT GUTMAN
    A teenage friend of Trayvon Martin was forced to admit today in the George Zimmerman murder trial that she did not write a letter that was sent to Martin's mother describing what she allegedly heard on a phone call with Martin moments before he was shot. In a painfully embarassing moment, Rachel Jeantel was asked to read the letter out loud in court. "Are you able to read that at all?" defense attorney Don West asked. Jeantel, head bowed, eyes averted whispered into the court microphone, "Some but not all. I don't read cursive." It sent a hush through the...
  • “I, Smartphone”? (Video)

    07/31/2012 8:51:59 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    “I, Smartphone” video is based on the essay “I, Pencil” penned by Leonard Read, in 1958, and has had a lasting impact on how we think about the market process. Why would the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics care about how a smartphone is made and why would we want you to care? Because God has given us the market process as the most powerful tool we have in a fallen world to serve each other by using our gifts. Yes, that’s right. Smartphones allow thousands of dispersed people from across the globe to bring their gifts to serve...
  • How to Read Russian Ammo Cans

    07/17/2012 4:01:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 16 July, 2012 | Jack Murphy
    Great information! When I was an 18B I used to teach this information to my ODA. There are third world soldiers walking around with magazines full of bad ammo because they loaded a bad lot number. You don’t want that to happen to you so it’s important to be able to decipher the markings on foreign ammunition boxes and cans. I’ll root through my reference material in the meantime and see if I can find the translations for Chinese and Arabic as well. Thanks the pointer Soldier Systems.
  • Trust in GOD, not in man's wisdom!

    01/03/2012 1:46:33 PM PST · by jesus4life · 17 replies
    BIBLE and faith | GOD-inspired
    GOD BLESS US ALL!! Worship GOD with all your heart. Put nothing before GOD. Nothing. Trust in GOD before you trust in man. Please pray the LORD's PRAYER and please read:

    12/22/2011 8:36:18 AM PST · by jesus4life · 6 replies · 1+ views
    GOD inspired
  • Education: A Walk On The Wild Side

    09/22/2011 1:32:26 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 3 replies
    RightSideNews ^ | Sept. 15 2011 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [SUMMARY: Public schools are bad because the Education Establishment, for 75 years, has made them that way.] Feeling brave? Got a cast-iron stomach? Not offended by decadence? Well, come with me and we’ll go for a stroll in the dangerous part of town, where society’s bad boys hang out. Yes, I’m talking about education. One metaphor works best for this whole disturbing field, and that’s CSI. Imagine a really big crime scene, chaotic and messy, filled with walking wounded, people who can’t read or count, their brains empty, their thoughts incoherent.  What happened here? We need to figure out whodunit...
  • Why Georgia Has So Much Illiteracy

    09/13/2011 12:40:01 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 29 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Sept. 13, 2011 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    The suspense is over. The contest for Most Revealing Newspaper Headline of the Year has already been won. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, on September 4th, knocked out all the competition with this gem: “Reading climbs priority ladder”One of the nation’s great liberal newspapers reveals in no uncertain terms that reading has been nothing special in the state of Georgia for many decades. And even now, after an extraordinary effort by the new governor, it is going to be promoted only PARTWAY to where it belongs. This is an astonishing admission, and helps explain why one-third of public school students can’t read...
  • UNC to Investigate NAACP

    09/02/2011 3:46:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 2, 2011 | Mike Adams
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will investigate whether or not the student NAACP chapter violated UNC’s non-discrimination policy in dismissing senior Billy Thomas, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp said. On Sunday, members of the NAACP unanimously voted to remove Thomas, who is a segregationist, for his views on race relations. Billy had been a member of the group since his freshman year. “We are on notice that there is a question as to whether or not a student organization has acted in compliance with the policy or not,” Crisp said. “We take that very seriously...
  • Missouri: Still Making Them Illiterate After All These Years

    08/15/2011 3:49:34 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 50 replies
    August 15, 2011 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A reading coach in Missouri told me a revealing story. A nine-year-old boy, unable to read; showed up for remedial help. Pointing at “bead,” the tutor explained, “When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.” The puzzled third-grader looked up and asked: “What’s a vowel?” Which prompts the question: “Has the state of Missouri lost its mind?” Specifically, the school board members, administrators, superintendents, principals, politicians, civic leaders, and all the other people in charge of public education, all the people who let a smart boy reach the third-grade without being able to read. What process of...
  • Churches to Read Torah as Others Read Koran

    08/07/2011 5:42:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/11 | Gil Ronen
    Churches in the U.S. are preparing to read sections of the Torah on Sunday, August 13, in a show of solidarity with Israel and the Jewish people. The move is a response to an initiative by a group of churches that read from the Muslim Koran during their services on Sunday, June 26. According to the Faith Shared project, which initiated the Koran reading, 66 churches from 32 states joined that effort. In an effort to counter the move, a grassroots movement of churches across America is preparing to read from sections of the Torah during their services. According to...
  • I read the Koran every day says former prime minister Tony Blair who claims it keeps him

    06/12/2011 10:55:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/12/11 | Ian Drury
    He was notoriously reluctant to discuss religion while Prime Minister, with his chief spin doctor Alastair Campbell famously commenting: ‘We don’t do God.’ (Snip) Mr Blair has previously praised the Muslim faith as ‘beautiful’ and said the Prophet Mohammed had been ‘an enormously civilizing force’. In 2006 he said the Koran was a ‘reforming book, it is inclusive. It extols science and knowledge and abhors superstition. It is practical and way ahead of its time in attitudes to marriage, women and governance’.
  • There Are Two Americas...And One Of Them Can't Read

    03/06/2011 11:45:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 95 replies
    right side news ^ | 3/5/11 | Bruce Price
    Okay, folks, place your bets. Was it clueless incompetence on a cosmic scale? Or, was it John Deweys collectivist wet dream turned Clockwork Orange? One of these ways or the other, we became a country with 50,000,000 functional illiterates, people who can't read a cereal box, never mind instructions on a pill bottle when that exact skill might save a life. Prisons are full of people who can't read. The country's schools wallow in mediocrity. All thanks to educational malfeasance, decade after decade. Illiteracy_in_AmericaJ'accuse! J'accuse! The so-called experts in charge of reading are derelict and destructive. Please, remove these parasites...
  • TPM-Report: House GOP's Constitution Reading Could Cost Over $1 Million (HURL!)

    Now this is a laugh. As Vanity Fair reports, the House GOP leadership's symbolic gesture of reading the Constitution on the House floor today -- in an effort to please their Tea Party base who decry virtually all of the Obama administration's policies as both a monumental waste of money and, more importantly, an affront to our founding document -- could also itself cost a lot of money. The magazine asked an expert on government waste, and he said in part: The amount I get is nearly $1.1 million. $1,071,872.87, to be exact, though of course this is more back-of-the-envelope...
  • Reading Constitution Aloud Called 'Fetish'

    01/06/2011 8:21:18 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 40 replies
    Fox ^ | 1-5-11 | Joe Kovacs
    In a nation founded upon the U.S. Constitution, one might think that reading the founding document out loud on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives might not be controversial, but some on the left suggest those promoting its voicing have a "fetish." Among them is Dahlia Lithwick of, who penned a column titled, "Read It and Weep: How the tea party's fetish for the Constitution as written may get it in trouble."
  • 2 Days to Print and 50 Hours to Read: GOP Will Recite Entire Spending Bill on Senate Floor

    12/16/2010 2:07:01 PM PST · by Mozilla · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Posted on December 16, 2010 at 1:27pm | Jonathon M. Seidl
    It took two days to print and it will take even longer to read. According to The Hill, Senate Republicans are going through with a plan to have the entire omnibus spending bill read on the Senate floor, a feat that won’t be completed for 50 hours. Republicans have vowed to vote against the 1,924-page, $1.1 trillion bill that is loaded with billions in earmarks. “Senate clerks are expected to read the massive bill in rotating shifts around the clock — taking breaks to drink water and pop throat lozenges — to keep legislative business on track, according to a...
  • Read the Beck TV Background Guide to George Soros

    11/09/2010 4:21:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/9/10 | Jonathon M. Seidl Jonathon M. Seidl
    Editor’s note: The following outline was obtained by The Blaze from Glenn Beck’s TV team. It is the background document they used to produce Tuesday night’s George Soros expose. It has been edited for form but not content: BACKGROUND “Messianic Fantasies” * “It is sort of a disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out,” (The Independent, June 3, 1993) * “I admit that I have always harbored an exaggerated view of self-importance –to put it bluntly, I fancied myself as...
  • Ballots will be fixed to read 'Whitney' instead of 'Whitey'

    10/15/2010 10:55:45 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    Chicago election officials say crews will work overtime to reprogram thousands of electronic voting machines that mistakenly list a gubernatorial candidate's name as "Rich Whitey" instead of Rich Whitney. Chicago elections board chairman Langdon Neal said 530 machines being used for early voting and an additional 4,200 destined for the Nov. 2 election will be reprogrammed and retested. The mistake in the Green Party candidate's name appears on a review screen that allows voters to double-check their selections and not on the screen where the vote is registered. It also is not on paper ballots, Neal said. He said the...
  • The Putback Amendment (Illinois legislature a prototype for current DC crowd?)

    02/16/2010 11:09:21 AM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 5 replies · 269+ views
    The Putback Amendment ^ | July 7, 2009 | Admin
    If you’re like us, you’ve witnessed the mess in Springfield with utter shock. We were told it was just Rod Blagojevich but now he’s been removed and the mess remains. The only consistent feature of our dysfunctional state government is the legislature. That is why we started this non-partisan reform effort to reform the General Assembly and put the people back in charge. The “Bambenek Put-Back Amendment” is a comprehensive package of reforms designed to end the backroom dealings of the General Assembly. Did you know that most legislation is written behind closed doors and is never seen by most...
  • FREEP Republican Senators: Tell them to back reading the full 1-202-224-3121

    11/19/2009 9:24:13 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 8 replies · 819+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2009 | steelers6
    Coburn Backs Off Threat to Read Health Care Bill in Senate The Oklahoma lawmaker says there's uncertainty about whether reading the bill during Thanksgiving week would be productive. WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. Tom Coburn is backing off his threat to require that the Senate read the 2,074-page health care bill because some GOP colleagues aren't supporting the effort. The Oklahoma lawmaker said there's uncertainty about whether reading the bill during Thanksgiving week would be productive. He also said that if the Republicans do decide to tie up the Senate for the dozens of hours it would take, six GOP colleagues...
  • Pelosi was for three-day "read the bill" rule before she forgot it on Obamacare

    11/09/2009 9:58:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 761+ views
    Wahington Examiner ^ | 11/9/09 | Mark Tapscott
    There are two ways to view this video of a 2005 floor speech by then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, condemning Republican leaders for not allowing members three days to read "a bill of thousands of pages" before voting on it. The video is posted on Breitbart TV and is well worth watching in the aftermath of Speaker Pelosi's legislative blitzkreig of the past week to gain passage of her version of Obamacare at all costs. It was done with not even a token nod in the direction of allowing the sort of legislative transparency she promised voters during the...
  • STAND WITH JOE WILSON ... Watch his healthcare video AND sign petition.

    10/16/2009 1:10:10 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 3 replies · 820+ views ^ | 10-16-09 | Congressman Joe Wilson
    Earlier this week, the Senate Finance Committee approved the health care bill proposed by Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.). Without a doubt, this bill will increase government spending and increase taxes for Americans ..... We need more people to voice their opposition to the Democratic leadership. Will you help us get this message out?
  • Harry REID the bill.

    10/01/2009 9:49:06 AM PDT · by pansgold · 4 replies · 344+ views
    10/1/2009 | pansgold
    After this heathcare is rammed down our throats by the misfit from Nevada I hope the there is a new term used freely in Congress for it. Let's call it Reiding the bill.
  • Passing a Shell of A Bill: Congress’ Secret Plan to Ram Through Health Care Reform

    09/23/2009 7:04:56 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 41 replies · 2,501+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 09/22/09 | Brian Darling
    With the President and Congress’s plan to pass comprehensive health care reform reaching increasingly high levels of unpopularity, and reconciliation becoming an impediment, the leadership of the Senate is rumored to be preparing a new secret plan to railroad the bill through the Senate in record time by using a seldom used parliamentary procedure.Their plan is to proceed to a House passed non-health care bill to provide a shell of legislation to give Obamacare a ride to the House then to the President’s desk.  Sound confusing? We lay out the steps below, but essentially the Senate would pass health care...
  • Administration’s Suggestions for Teachers: Read Books about Obama, Post Obama Quotes ...

    09/08/2009 11:21:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 1,521+ views
    CNSnews ^ | 9/8/09 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - The “corrected” lesson plans the U.S. Department of Education is suggesting that schools around the country use to turn President Obama’s speech to students today into a “teachable moment” still call for teachers to read books about Obama and to post quotations from Obama in large print on classroom walls. The Department of Education created two “menus of classroom activities” for use with the president’s speech. One is designed to guide Pre-K through 6th grade teachers, and the other is designed to guide 7th through 12th grade teachers.
  • My open letter to my Elected Elite

    07/16/2009 7:51:50 PM PDT · by PizzaDriver · 7 replies · 529+ views
    07/16/09 | self
    No More “vote before Reading” Bills! Please submit a simple and short Bill to mandate a “10 minute per page” lag-time, for the study of any Bill leaving “committee, for the Floor”. The “clock” should start AFTER the Government print shop has delivered a hard copy of the proposed bill to Your Office or Desk; and the News Media. If a Bill contains a “to be written later” paragraph, the Print Shop shall not release it. Approved “Floor Amendments” should get the same treatment. Add 10 minutes per page of Approved Amendments to Bills “pre-vote time”. A 2 page “Declaration...
  • Fiction Reading Ideas for Christmas

    12/02/2008 4:04:58 AM PST · by LS · 51 replies · 743+ views
    self | 12/2/08 | LS
    A few weeks ago I suggested a few non-fiction books that were good reads. Here are some of my suggestions for fiction: Caleb Carr, The Alienist. Carr is trained in history, and this long, but involved, mystery involves a 19th century serial killer in which the detective is just beginning to use some of the forensic tools available to us today. In the process, he encounters Teddy Roosevelt, Jacob Riis, and J. P. Morgan among others. Each has more than a cameo. The Civil War trilogy by Newt Gingrich and Bill Fortschen, Gettysburg, Grant Comes East, and Never Call Retreat....
  • Why Shakir Can't Read

    06/27/2008 11:46:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 85 replies · 226+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2008 | Helen Cadogan
    I was talking to a friend the other day who teaches at an elementary school and has a student whom I shall name Shakir. Shakir is ten, and he's barely literate. My friend's class is not a large one; she has five to eight students. She also has a teaching assistant, and between them, the kids receive a lot of personal, one-to-one attention. Nevertheless, Shakir still can't read. The why of this phenomenon is quite important; you see, there are lots of Shakirs in the black community. For he is one of many kids flunking his way through the educational system,...
  • Antiwar T-Shirt Lawsuit - Parents sue over use of dead soldier son's name on garment

    04/23/2008 5:23:16 PM PDT · by RDTF · 5 replies · 127+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | April 23, 2008 | not specified
    APRIL 23--The parents of a 21-year-old soldier killed in Iraq are suing an online retailer for including their son's name on antiwar t-shirts that list the names of thousands of military personnel killed in the war. In a $10 million federal lawsuit, Michael and Robin Read allege that the manufacturer of the shirts is using their son Brandon's name in a commercial venture without their permission. The Reads's complaint, a copy of which you'll find below, was filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Greeneville, Tennessee; it names Dan Frazier and his firm Lifeweaver, LLC as defendants. While the lawsuit...
  • Lubbock Infant Can Read at 17 Months Old[TX]

    03/10/2008 1:03:36 PM PDT · by BGHater · 70 replies · 2,133+ views
    KCBD ^ | 02 Mar 2008 | News Channel 11
    A month ago, when I got an e-mail from a Lubbock mom who told me her 16-month-old baby could read, I didn't really take it seriously - especially when she told me it was her first baby.  But after a few weeks and a few more e-mails, I decided to meet her and see for myself.Elizabeth Barrett is now 17 months old. She looks and acts like most babies her age, but  her mom Katy says, "She can read sentences. She can read more words than we can count."  So we watched as Elizabeth pulled out her favorite book,...
  • Gathering around Seuss books good fun during Read Across America day

    03/04/2008 6:30:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 452+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — There is one thing Command Sgt. Maj. Gerry Wykoff is thankful for, and that is Dr. Seuss never wrote an Army Field Manual. As it is, his children’s books are full of tongue twisters, as the senior noncommissioned officer for the Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca found out Monday when he read Seuss’ “The Sleep Book,” to fourth-grade students of Janet Josa’s class at General Myer Elementary School. For many young school students, the Dr. Seuss books are today’s “See Spot Run” that older generations remember from their days in the lower grades of elementary education. Nationwide,...
  • Paralysed man's mind is 'read'

    11/17/2007 3:35:04 PM PST · by BGHater · 25 replies · 203+ views
    BBC ^ | 15 Nov 2007 | BBC
    Electrodes were planted in the part of the brain which controls speech Scientists say they may be on the brink of translating into words the thoughts of a man who can no longer speak, after a pioneering experiment. Electrodes have been implanted in the brain of Eric Ramsay, who has been "locked in" - conscious but paralysed - since a car crash eight years ago. These have been recording pulses in areas of the brain involved in speech. Now, New Scientist magazine reports, they are to use the signals he generates to drive speech software. Although the data is...
  • One in four read no books last year

    08/21/2007 2:24:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 181 replies · 2,287+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug 21, 2007 | ALAN FRAM
    There it sits on your night stand, that book you've meant to read for who knows how long but haven't yet cracked open. Tonight, as you feel its stare from beneath that teetering pile of magazines, know one thing — you are not alone. One in four adults say they read no books at all in the past year, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll released Tuesday. Of those who did read, women and seniors were most avid, and religious works and popular fiction were the top choices. The survey reveals a nation whose book readers, on the whole, can...
  • Ethnic identity isn't black and white (BARACK HUSSEIN'S 'CHURCH' IN RACE-BASED 'TRICK BAG' ALERT)

    03/25/2007 9:58:20 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 61 replies · 1,643+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 25, 2007 | MONROE ANDERSON
    For the past two decades, Barack Obama has been a faithful member of the congregation at Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. Trinity is no run-of-the-mill black church. It's social activism and political awareness on pure, natural holy water. Trinity's progressive pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, preaches the black theology of liberation. And he practices what he preaches. Back when apartheid was the law of the land in South Africa, when Nelson Mandela was a political prisoner and when American corporations, institutions and the U.S. government all gave their blessings to those evil doings, the dashiki-wearing minister planted a ''Free...
  • The Media Reinvents Ronald Reagan

    03/25/2007 10:13:50 AM PDT · by My GOP · 7 replies · 469+ views
    This is an excellent, must read article. It is fairly long so I just posted the link.
  • The State of the Union is a Disaster: The Speech George Bush Should Make Tuesday Night

    01/23/2007 10:23:43 AM PST · by quidnunc · 23 replies · 1,518+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 23, 2007 | Jules Crittenden
    Don’t bother standing up or clapping, any of you. I already know who won the election, and I know how you feel. I come before you tonight not to make amends, not to make it good, curry any favor or find any middle ground. I am, more or less, a lame duck. You’ve had your 100 hours of party time. I know. I won’t get any legislation passed without some major bottom-kissing. Maybe something on illegal aliens. That health insurance thing I’ll be talking about later tonight is pretty much for show. I know it isn’t going anywhere. A proposal...
  • VANITY Need Book titles

    08/27/2006 8:20:15 AM PDT · by Global2010 · 32 replies · 426+ views
    n/a | n/a | n/a
    Sunday morning vanity for a buddy. One of his new careproviders is fufilling his interest in reading books out loud to him. He does not care for books on tape as he enjoys the interaction of reading with someone. He is a quadroplegic 27yrs now and very active in all aspects of life, case you are wondering. So our little town started a community reading circle and he can check books out of the Library but would rather buy the book and keep it. So word is getting out. But he needs Titles/Authors as people want to give him books....
  • II MEF CG, wife participate in Read Across America (IMPOSSIBLE to have DRY EYES)

    03/02/2006 5:04:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 731+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Tracee L. Jackson
    II MEF CG, wife participate in Read Across AmericaSubmitted by: II Marine Expeditionary ForceStory Identification #: 200632151833Story by Sgt. Tracee L. Jackson MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.-- (March 2, 2006) -- The commanding general of the II Marine Expeditionary Force, Lt. Gen. James F. Amos, and his wife, Bonnie, participated in the Read Across America program at Jefferson Primary School here March 2. According to Jeanette Martinez, a coordinator for the event, the program is designed to show the importance of reading to school-aged children. Guest readers, including senators, commanders, doctors, and other high-profile professionals have visited all...
  • Laura Ingraham radio show LIVE with the troops from Iraq - Feb 6 thru 10! (Read her journal!)

    02/07/2006 3:30:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies · 4,146+ views
    Laura Ingraham .com ^ | 2/07/06 | Laura Ingraham
    FINALLY, LAURA HAS A WAY TO GET TO THE STUDIO ON TIME! Laura's Iraq Journal Day 1: Feb. 5th, 2006First let me repeat what I already knew--the troops serving over here are a stellar, inspiring group. I have been thoroughly impressed from the moment of our first contact with the 4th Infantry Division personnel who helped faciitate our trip into Iraq. In the middle of the night we were whisked off to an undisclosed location, and a few hours later flown to Baghdad by a great Air Force crew out of Alaska and a trusty old C-130. A number of...
  • Influencing the news for money? Seeding the "Newsvine"

    01/31/2006 12:45:00 PM PST · by Xcoastie · 2 replies · 268+ views ^ | 1/31/2006 | / Xcoastie, a new type of news site created by four former Disney/ employees, is now up and running in beta. has been invited to join the beta and is impressed with what it's seen so far. The site is a slick combination of some of the trendiest news-related tools online now, incorporating news aggregation, social networking, citizen journalism, blogging, user ratings and online discussions. Think of it as one-part Slashdot, one-part and one-part Google News, with a few other neat features thrown in. The site is built around four general actions: reading, discussing, writing and seeding the news....
  • Influencing the news for revenue: Blogging the 'Newsvine'

    01/31/2006 9:18:09 AM PST · by Xcoastie · 252+ views ^ | 1/31/2006 | Xcoastie, a new type of news site created by four former Disney/ employees, is now up and running in beta. has been invited to join the beta and is impressed with what it's seen so far. The site is a slick combination of some of the trendiest news-related tools online now, incorporating news aggregation, social networking, citizen journalism, blogging, user ratings and online discussions. Think of it as one-part Slashdot, one-part and one-part Google News, with a few other neat features thrown in. The site is built around four general actions: reading, discussing, writing and seeding the news....
  • Camp Pendleton Marines read to local school children

    12/14/2005 6:27:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 356+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 14, 2005 | Cpl. Antonio Rosas
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Ca. (Dec. 14, 2005) -- Six Marines, including Maj. Gen. Michael R. Lehnert, Marine Corps Installation West commanding general, volunteered several hours of their time to make a lasting impression on local children. These Marines didn’t perform duties related to their jobs in the Corps, however, they read storybooks to elementary students at Bonsall West Elementary School for the Adopt A School Program Nov. 15. The Marines from Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base, made a pact to work closely with the students and participate in everything from tutoring in subjects like math and...
  • Read; Write; Zot!

    08/21/2005 10:03:05 AM PDT · by readbook · 47 replies · 950+ views
    amazon | 8/21/2005 | Jay
    Winning by Jack Welch, Suzy Welch If you judge books by their covers, Jack Welch's Winning certainly grabs your attention. Testimonials on the back come from none other than Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Rudy Giuliani, and Tom Brokaw, and other praise comes from Fortune, Business Week, and Financial Times. As the legendary retired CEO
  • 'Thoughts read' via brain scans

    08/09/2005 1:08:53 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies · 557+ views
    BBC ^ | 8/7/05
    Scientists say they have been able to monitor people's thoughts via scans of their brains.Teams at University College London and University of California in LA could tell what images people were looking at or what sounds they were listening to. The US team say their study proves brain scans do relate to brain cell electrical activity. The UK team say such research might help paralysed people communicate, using a "thought-reading" computer. In their Current Biology study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, people were shown two different images at the same time - a red stripy pattern in front of...
  • Reid slams Santorum

    06/30/2005 9:02:02 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies · 1,047+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/30/05 | Geoff Earle
    Reid slams Santorum Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) exchanged harsh words with Republican Conference Chairman Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) on the Senate floor yesterday, accusing him of practicing “crass politics.” In an unusually personal speech, Reid said, “I will not be lectured about civility by the junior senator from Pennsylvania who has repeatedly disrespected veterans.” Earlier in the day, Santorum asked Reid to “show some leadership and some civility,” saying Reid had acted in a “partisan fashion” after Reid questioned the credentials of Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson on veterans issues. Reid later apologized for failing to acknowledge Nicholson’s...
  • FR Book Club: What's on your Summer Reading List?

    06/17/2005 10:47:19 AM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 328 replies · 5,522+ views
    June 17, 2005
    The Free Republic Book Club is an informal gathering of readers and lovers of all genre of books, which meets on an irregular basis (whenever I remember to post and have a copy of the ping list available.) If you would like to be on this ping list, please send me mail and I'll include you. If you wish to be removed, please send mail. If you already sent me mail wishing to be removed and you were pinged anyway, oops, my apologies, please request again (sorry about that). Today's topic: what's on your summer reading list? Whether you are...