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  • Donald Trump Campaign Manager: Other Candidates Thinking About Skipping Fox Debate

    01/27/2016 9:18:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/27/16 | Charlie Spiering
    Speaking on Good Morning America and Morning Joe this morning, Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski hinted that other candidates were thinking of dropping out of the upcoming Fox News debate after Trump decided to bail. He asserted that anchor Megyn Kelly was "obsessed" with his boss, which was one reason why Trump decided not to participate. "Megyn Kelly is totally obsessed with Mr. Trump," Lewandowski said on Good Morning America. "She's done multiple shows on why he shouldn't be even involved in the race on television. She's completely obsessed with him. It's impossible to have a fair and honest...
  • Why I Was Wrong About Socialism

    10/29/2015 8:48:34 AM PDT · by 100American · 12 replies ^ | Published on Oct 24, 2015 | Stefan Molyneux
    Explains the mindset of someone who has escaped.... Not fanatical, one of if not the best video I have ever seen to explain the foundation of their mindset.. Cool guy and easy listen Brilliant! Cheers!
  • Fiorina: Not time for campaign ads yet

    10/24/2015 11:50:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/24/15 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says her campaign is in it for the long haul, and as such it’s not yet the right moment to begin a campaign ad blitz. “There will come a time for ads, but honestly, other candidates have already spent millions on ads and it’s done nothing for them. So I think the time is not yet,” she said Friday in South Carolina, according to the New York Times. Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, says her focus right now is on earned media, particularly in debates. “Every time I get out on that debate stage,...
  • How dare the voters pick a candidate?

    09/21/2015 7:56:13 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept 21, 2015 | James Lewis
    When it comes to sneering contempt for ordinary people, it's hard to out-perform the left, with its long, bloody history of mass murders by tiny radical elites. But we are now being treated to conservative pundits' revolt against the base, a most revealing moment in these dangerous times.
  • Is Donald Trump an Agent of Divine Judgment?

    08/25/2015 7:26:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/25/2015 | By Matthew Schmitz
    I awoke from fitful sleep troubled by the thought that there is a God who is just. My unease had begun the previous evening as I tried to find an explanation for Donald Trump’s rise in the polls. None of the oracles I consulted—Nate Silver, Real Clear Politics, Upshot, Vox—could explain how a man with such offensive political views and even more offensive hair could become the Republican frontrunner. A terrifying thought kept pressing itself against me: Could Donald Trump be an agent of divine wrath, sent by God to punish a nation of haters and losers? I got...
  • Former Trump advisor: Romney thinking about getting in

    08/23/2015 3:02:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 122 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/23/2015 | Curt Mills
    Colorful former Trump advisor Roger Stone thinks 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney is thinking about getting back in the presidential race. Stone tweeted his suspicion, and told CNN he had heard that Romney was considering a run from his sources. The move could indicate Romney sees an opportunity to better confront and challenge front-runner Donald Trump. Some see current establishment standard bearer former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as flailing. Trump has mocked Bush for being "just flat" on the campaign trail and Sunday called him a "low energy" candidate. Romney publicly considered a third run as recently as January, but...
  • Reasons to Reason: Analytical Thinking is Essential in Policy Debates

    05/13/2015 6:07:49 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | 5/11/2015 | Thomas Doran
    With so many complex policy issues, how do we decide which are worthy of our support or deserve to be opposed? Environmentalism, my specialty, is rife with policy initiatives that are often based on emotional appeal, rather than well-reasoned articulations of facts. As a boy, I read Isaac Asimov’s science fiction classic “Foundation” series that featured psychohistory and symbolic logic. I was fascinated by how the Foundation applied symbolic logic to political documents and treaties to interpret what was really being said. In one situation, the Foundation reduced the fine print of a five-page treaty to two statements: “Obligations of...
  • Nice Idolatry [Marriage, Christianity, and Truth]

    02/15/2015 2:37:45 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies ^ | 4/6/13 | R Scott Clark
    Dave forwards to the HB a comment from a friend, who shall remain anonymous: I have a personal relationship with Christ but my Christ is not an ass and He wants everyone to do what makes them happy including gays being allowed to marry This statement is rich with false assumptions and error but will reward us for paying some attention to it because it captures the “spirit of the age” (Zeitgeist) perfectly. If we understand what this statement says and implies and why it is fundamentally and thoroughly false we may avoid being taken “captive by philosophy and empty...
  • A Virus Found In Lakes May Be Literally Changing The Way People Think

    10/30/2014 10:54:35 AM PDT · by blam · 57 replies
    BI ^ | 10-30-2014 | Kevin Loria
    Kevin Loria October 30, 2014While conducting a totally separate experiment, a group of scientists from Johns Hopkins and the University of Nebraska accidentally discovered something unexpected and potentially disturbing. A virus was living in the mouths and throats of a good portion of the people in the study, a virus that the researchers didn't think was capable of infecting humans. Worse still, it seemed to be slowing some of the subjects' mental abilities, especially their ability to process visual information. The surprising part about this for researchers was that a microscopic organism that we thought could only infect algae —...
  • Wanted: Thinking Christians

    06/22/2014 4:41:43 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 27 replies
    Modern Reformation ^ | Unknown | James Montgomery Boice
    It's not just that there's a lack of a Christian way of thinking -- a "Christian mind" -- but there is hardly a mind at all. Some years ago I read an article in Newsweek about a husband and wife team of scientists who studied ducks. In order to observe their habits, they built a blind by a pond, then settled in to watch. During their investigations, they observed among the ducks incidences of what they called gang rape. While it was not written in so many words, the bottom line of the article was this: If gang rape takes...

    06/07/2014 2:59:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies ^ | 6/7/14 | RC Sproul, et al
    Christian Worldview Join Dr. R.C. Sproul as he examines today's most popular worldviews and demonstrates that only the Christian worldview answers life’s ultimate questions.... (Offer ends June 15, 2014)
  • 10 Things I Would Tell My 18 Year Old Self

    12/07/2013 4:07:46 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 12/7/13 | RC Sproul Jr
    We all have regrets. We look back at forks in the road behind us and wonder where we might be now had we chosen more wisely back then. Every misstep, however, is an opportunity to learn, to follow more faithfully in Jesus’ footsteps. How gracious that our Lord not only covers our folly, but is able to grow wisdom out of it? Below are ten things the now me would seek to impress into the stubborn mind of the then me.10. Cultivate gratitude, put to death grumbling. I am persuaded the path to future blessing follows on the trail of giving...
  • A New Map of How We Think: Top Brain/Bottom Brain

    10/19/2013 9:43:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | 10/18/2013 | Stephen M. Kosslyn and G. Wayne Miller
    If you move the view to the side, however, you can see the top and bottom parts of the brain, demarcated largely by the Sylvian fissure, the crease-like structure named for the 17th-century Dutch physician who first described it. The top brain comprises the entire parietal lobe and the top (and larger) portion of the frontal lobe. The bottom comprises the smaller remainder of the frontal lobe and all of the occipital and temporal lobes. Our theory's roots lie in a landmark report published in 1982 by Mortimer Mishkin and Leslie G. Ungerleider of the National Institute of Mental Health....
  • Are You a Left-Brain or Right-Brain Thinker? This Image Can Tell You

    08/11/2013 11:43:39 AM PDT · by Errant · 233 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11 August, 2013 | Mike Opelka
    Roger Sperry won the Nobel Prize in 1981 for his work on what is now commonly known as right brain-left brain thinking. Sperry theorized that some very specific activities were controlled by one side of the human brain or the other — for example, the right side controlled creative tasks, while the left side was where logic, language and reasoning lived. People were fascinated by the idea, and in the three decades since, bookstores, television, the Internet and college psychology classes everywhere have been filled with endless discussions of the differences between right-brain, left-brain, and whole-brain thinkers. (Ironically, Sperry’s...
  • Where Democrats Go To Clear Their Mind

    03/15/2013 11:47:47 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-15-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Maybe even literally.You could also say that once they've cleared their mind this is THE place where their best ideas come from.I guess it's easier than reading the constitution.
  • Marco Rubio aka Water Boy

    02/14/2013 5:50:35 PM PST · by Vendome · 109 replies
    Vanity | 2/14/2013 | Vendome
    Freepers! Marco Rubio is just great and what a sense of humor. This is exactly how to respond to liberal hubris and their synthetic, hibrow, intellect. You need this water bottle if only to get Marco notice from now on. He is going to be Yuge and you need to support him.
  • Thinking the Unthinkable

    12/15/2012 8:02:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Anarchist Soccer Mom Blog ^ | 12/10/12 | Anarchist Soccer Mom
    In the wake of another horrific national tragedy, it’s easy to talk about guns. But it’s time to talk about mental illness. Three days before 20 year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, then opened fire on a classroom full of Connecticut kindergartners, my 13-year old son Michael (name changed) missed his bus because he was wearing the wrong color pants. “I can wear these pants,” he said, his tone increasingly belligerent, the black-hole pupils of his eyes swallowing the blue irises. “They are navy blue,” I told him. “Your school’s dress code says black or khaki pants only.” “They told...
  • 170 episodes of "Firing Line" with William F. Buckley streaming free for Amazon Prime customers

    08/31/2012 7:41:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    amazon ^ | 1966-1999 | William F Buckley, et al.
    Unlimited, commercial-free instant streaming is included with Amazon Prime.
  • Jesus is the way. Let's change our thinking to be more like HIM every day.

    05/15/2012 5:23:00 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 1 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    From the mouth the heart speaks. From our eyes our actions trigger. From our emotions our imaginations peak. From our thoughts we must figure. Jesus is the way that's what we must seek. Follow HIM every day and life gets bigger.
  • A Conversation with Ray Bradbury ("if you watch local news, your head will turn to mush")

    11/16/2011 7:23:31 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 49 replies
    Fahrenheit 451, 50th Anniversary Edition ^ | 2003 (50th anniversary of Fahrenheit 451) | Ray Bradbury
    excerpts from the interview with Bradbury.... [Q]: What forms of censorship do your regard as the most dangerous today? Bradbury: There are none in our country. We have too many groups for censorship to be possible. We have Catholics and Jews and Protestants, and Republicans and Democrats, and women's libbers, and lesbians and homosexuals and bisexuals, and young and old...We're all watching each other...The main problem is the idiot TV. If you watch local news, your head will turn to mush. [Q]: There seems to have been a decline in standards of journalistic objectivity, to put it mildly. Bradbury: It's...
  • A Conversation with Ray Bradbury ("if you watch local news, your head will turn to mush")

    11/16/2011 7:23:28 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 1 replies
    Fahrenheit 451, 50th Anniversary Edition ^ | 2003 (50th anniversary of Fahrenheit 451) | Ray Bradbury
    excerpts from the interview with Bradbury.... [Q]: What forms of censorship do your regard as the most dangerous today? Bradbury: There are none in our country. We have too many groups for censorship to be possible. We have Catholics and Jews and Protestants, and Republicans and Democrats, and women's libbers, and lesbians and homosexuals and bisexuals, and young and old...We're all watching each other...The main problem is the idiot TV. If you watch local news, your head will turn to mush. [Q]: There seems to have been a decline in standards of journalistic objectivity, to put it mildly. Bradbury: It's...
  • Electric thinking cap promises a new era of high-voltage learning

    09/16/2011 2:16:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9/16/11 | Nick Collins
    Oxford scientists believe that applying a small current to a specific part of the brain helps people learn. Nick Collins tested their deviceI’ve got rubber pads strapped to my head and someone is about to fire an electric current through my brain. It’s meant to make me cleverer, but this doesn’t feel too smart to me. My palms are sticky, my fingers are trembling and it’s hard to tell if that’s sweat pouring down my temples or water from the sponge that will conduct the charge through my skin.
  • Today's death threat: "I was thinking to CUT your head with AXE.. as Self -defence."

    04/07/2011 12:56:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/7/11 | Robert
    The clown who sent in yesterday's death threat has written in again this morning, pretending to be someone else. His reference to "Mr yahoo" is to himself, writing under a different name, yesterday. His IP is, which traces to Djibouti, but he has claimed to be in New York and other places while I've been there. In this he is probably lying, but I am told that it is possible that his Djibouti IP is spoofed, and he is actually elsewhere. Anyway, there are several points here: 1. If I were a Muslim, these regular death threats would be...
  • Analysis: Is there a shift in US military thinking?

    03/22/2010 8:06:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 575+ views ^ | 3/22/10 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Defense officials worried that Petraeus’s comments are harbinger of weakened ties While almost a week has passed since Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the United States Military’s Central Command (CENTCOM) testified before the Senate and dropped his bombshell about Israel, concern within the defense establishment has only grown. While the assumption among the top IDF brass is that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen does not support Petraeus’s widely-reported claim that Israeli intransigence was a problem for the US military in the Middle East and was fomenting conflict, the comments still worry Israel for a number...
  • Breaking Our Terrible Addiction to TV

    06/18/2009 10:49:38 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 45 replies · 1,205+ views
    Straight Talk Newsletter ^ | June 18, 2009 | Chip Wood
    One of the more thought-provoking columns I make sure I read every week is called Spiritual Wealth. It's written by my good friend Alex Green, who is Investment Director of the Oxford Club. Alex gave me permission to share one of his columns with you, with the request that I also tell you about his new book. I'm delighted to do both. See the end of today's column for details on how you can receive his column every week and learn about The Secret of Shelter Island, his inspiring and informative new book. According to A.C. Nielson Co., the average...
  • Puritans and Pirates

    03/01/2009 4:27:55 PM PST · by jay1949 · 25 replies · 959+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | March 1, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    European settlers of America included Puritans, all who came here in order to live by a moral code free from government interference, and Pirates, who came here in order to make their fortunes. These attitudes are ingrained in our culture so that every American is a Puritan, or a Pirate, or a mix of both. Liberal Pirates now control our national government.
  • Thought For Today: Edmund Burke

    11/06/2008 6:24:23 PM PST · by Nichevo · 4 replies · 378+ views
    The Portable Edmund Burke ^ | 1771 | Edmund Burke
    the following is taken from the "Speech on Middlesex Elections" given to the House of Commons in 1771 "That the people should not choose their own representative is a saying that shakes the constitution: that this House should name the representative is a saying which, followed by practice, subverts the constitution. They have a right of electing; you have a right of expelling: they of choosing; you of judging, and only of judging, of the choice. What bounds shall be set to the freedom of that choice? Their right is prior to ours: we all originate there. They are the...
  • Explaining Liberal Thinking In A Single Column

    10/12/2008 10:59:09 AM PDT · by redhead · 24 replies · 1,323+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | Sept. 21, 2007 | Virgina and Mark Warner
    Liberals love to think of themselves as intellectual and nuanced, but liberalism is incredibly simplistic. It's nothing more than "childlike emotionalism applied to adult issues." Very seldom does any issue that doesn't involve pandering to their supporters boil down at its core level to more than feeling "nice" or "mean" to liberals. This makes liberals ill equipped to deal with complex issues. Since liberals tend to support or oppose policies based on how those policies make them feel about themselves, they do very little intellectual examination of whether the policies they advocate work or not. That's because it doesn't matter...
  • Letting Soldiers Do the Thinking

    09/10/2007 9:20:51 AM PDT · by blitzgig · 14 replies · 607+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/9/07 | George Will
    CARLISLE BARRACKS, Pa. -- Officers studying at the Army War College walk the ground at nearby Gettysburg where Pickett's men walked across an open field under fire. They wonder: How did Confederate officers get men to do that? The lesson: Men can be led to places they cannot be sent. Today's officers lead an Army that was sent into Iraq in 2003, and by 2004 the operation became, as an officer here says, "a deployment in search of a mission." Since then, missions have multiplied. Today's is to make possible an exit strategy. Gen. David Petraeus's Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field...
  • Politics and the English Language (1946) Essay by George Orwell

    01/21/2007 2:15:56 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 52 replies · 1,196+ views
    Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. Our civilization is decadent and our language -- so the argument runs -- must inevitably share in the general collapse. It follows that any struggle against the abuse of language is a sentimental archaism, like preferring candles to electric light or hansom cabs to aeroplanes. Underneath this lies the half-conscious belief that language is a natural growth and not an instrument which we shape for...
  • Just got bounced off Democratic Underground 3 times

    09/11/2006 7:36:39 AM PDT · by Paloma_55 · 60 replies · 1,676+ views
    Vanity ^ | 9/11/06 | Paloma 55
  • Marine’s Quick Thinking Saves Lives

    08/29/2006 7:11:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 29 replies · 1,116+ views
    Defense News ^ | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    BAGHDADI, Iraq, Aug. 29, 2006 — A Marine’s quick thinking, coupled with a series of well-aimed shots, saved lives July 27, according to Marines and Iraqi soldiers serving here. Cpl. Jeff Globis’ split-second decision to verbally warn near-by Marines and Iraqi soldiers of an approaching suicide bomber while he was standing post at a military outpost here allowed others to avoid a potentially life-threatening explosion. Manning an observation point at the combat outpost, the 23-year-old infantryman saw the speeding truck break through the base’s protective barriers. Globis opened fire on the vehicle, which was loaded with hundreds of pounds of...
  • CA: Armed man confronts Santa Barbara clerk thinking he is terrorist(schizo, mixed drugs&alcohol ?)

    06/14/2006 12:37:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 408+ views
    A liquor store customer was arrested for allegedly pulling a knife on a clerk he thought was a "Muslim militia terrorist," police said. Elias Michael Banales, 31, was arrested and booked for investigation of brandishing a knife, making terrorist threats and hate crime allegations. He remained in jail with bail set at $50,000. Banales allegedly told the clerk at Speedy Liquor and Mart on Spring Street that "he hated Muslims and that they should all be killed," according to the police report. The name of the clerk and his nationality and religious background weren't disclosed. Banales fled when a customer...
  • Study says unconscious consideration yields most satisfying results

    02/22/2006 5:57:28 AM PST · by S0122017 · 4 replies · 353+ views ^ | 16 February | Helen Pearson
    News Published online: 16 February 2006; | doi:10.1038/news060213-9 Why you should go with your gut Study says unconscious consideration yields most satisfying decisions. Helen Pearson Which would you choose? Studies say you should list the pros and cons, then sleep on it. © Punchstock The best way to make a tough decision is to put your feet up and think about something else. So says an investigation of people shopping for cars, clothes and furniture. Many people assume that the best way to tackle a difficult choice is to list the pros and cons and ponder them deeply. Others believe...
  • Thought for thinkers

    02/17/2006 6:49:34 AM PST · by worldclass · 14 replies · 418+ views
    Scientists have some remarkable new advice for anyone who is struggling to make a difficult decision: Stop thinking about it. ...when the time comes to decide, go with what feels right. ''It is much better to follow your gut," said Ap Dijksterhuis, a professor of psychology at the University of Amsterdam, who led the research.
  • I've given up on trying to teach anyone here anything (They gave Socrates hemlock, now this guy.)

    02/12/2006 7:39:47 AM PST · by a true thinker · 336 replies · 7,739+ views
    There's no helping you. This site is now just a diversion -- like a train wreck. This site is inherently for and about raving egomaniacs, and Jim's site policies -- which amount to excluding reality and actual dialogue in favor of political/militaristic pornography -- is conducive to cognitive dissonance, which at the times your worldview is threatened leads you into psychotic breaks (on the political cognitive plane, that is, and just maybe in other realms too). Not to mention that your baseline politics is based in mythology about American demographics, science, economics, ethics etc. You spoonfeed each other in the...
  • What was Lesch thinking?(insignificant stumblebum MN state legislator goes to Iraq...)

    02/09/2006 4:04:24 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 10 replies · 418+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-8-06 | editors
    What was Lesch thinking? In the slapstick comedy "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," Pee-wee Herman's bike is stolen. He goes to a fortune teller to help him find it and is told that it's in the basement of the Alamo. But when he gets to San Antonio he learns there is no basement in the famous fort. The look on his face is priceless. We imagine state Rep. John Lesch, DFL-St. Paul, had a similar look on his face when he got to Iraq and realized that just wandering around a war zone, unescorted, wasn't such a good idea. Indeed, the naiveté...
  • The Fall of the One-Party Empire (Liberals are Funny!)

    11/28/2005 7:13:44 PM PST · by StoneWallJack · 33 replies · 1,104+ views
    The Nation ^ | November 22, 2005 | Jonathan Schell
    For some time I have been suggesting here that the aim of Republican strategy has been a Republican Party that permanently runs the United States and a United States that permanently runs the world. The two aims have been driven by a common purpose: to steadily and irreversibly increase and consolidate power in GOP hands, leading in the direction of a one-party state at home and a global American empire abroad. The most critical question has been whether American democracy, severely eroded but still breathing, would bring down the Republican machine, or whether the Republican machine--call it the budding one-party...
  • Playing with Ideas – in Public

    10/04/2005 7:59:40 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 218+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Oct. 4, 2005 | Herb Meyer
    The kerfuffle over Bill Bennett’s recent remarks on his radio show – like the earlier kerfuffle over Harvard President Larry Summer’s remarks at a seminar, and like a dozen other such kerfuffles I no longer can recall – all stem from the same root: Creative and intelligent people – artists, writers, scientists, sociologists, economists and other public intellectuals – play with ideas. This is how they organize their thoughts, fuse them into new forms and eventually create the “finished” products that reach the public in the form of paintings, novels, scientific papers that change our understanding of nature, or essays...
  • I am having serious doubts about continuing to be a Republican. ZOT!

    09/02/2005 3:48:10 PM PDT · by UndercoverFreeper · 30 replies · 654+ views
    Hi, I'm a long time lurker, having posted a few times, but been a Freeper for close to two years. I have had lots of doubts with President Bush for some time, even before the 2004 elections, but I didn't like Kerry so I voted for Bush again. But this tragedy has hit too close to home. I lived in Idaho for several years before moving back to Alabama, and I live in Washington County, and I left before Katrina hit, and my home is powerless and won't have power or oil for a while. Although I continue to support...
  • Think or Die The Importance of Being Earnest (With Yourself)

    08/18/2005 10:52:18 AM PDT · by markderian · 4 replies · 456+ views
    18.August.2005 | Mark Derian
    College students are persistently imbued with the idea that it is fashionable to be anti-establishment. But a tangible definition of the establishment is never given; it’s often idly expressed as the middle-America lifestyle; a wife, 2.3 children, a house with a white picket fence, and a nine-to-five job. But regardless as to how students conceptualize the establishment, the idea is vague at best, and leaves youth helplessly rebelling against an obscurity, for the purpose of mere non-conformity. To be exact, the establishment is any individual or group of individuals who discontinue thought, which can be done either consciously or subconsciously....
  • The Dangers of Thinking

    08/15/2005 2:42:28 PM PDT · by Syco · 15 replies · 1,219+ views
    E-mail | 8/15/05 | Unknown
    It started out innocently enough. I began to think at parties now and then--to loosen up. Inevitably, though, one thought led to another, and soon I was more than just a social thinker. I began to think alone--"to relax," I told myself--but I knew it wasn't true. Thinking became more and more important to me, and finally I was thinking all the time. That was when things began to sour at home. One evening I had turned off the TV and asked my wife about the meaning of life. She spent that night at her mother's. I began to think...
  • Practide, Man, Practice

    08/10/2005 8:42:32 AM PDT · by TBP · 1 replies · 338+ views
    I AM Spirit ^ | Recently | Tim Phares, RScP
    When I was a boy, my parents used to enjoy a comedian named Ronnie Graham. One of his jokes was, "The other day a cat came up to me and said, 'How do I get to Carnegie Hall?' and I said 'Practice, man, practice.' This other cat came up to me and said, 'Meow.' He was a real cat." We talk a lot in our movement about spiritual practices. I am a Religious Science Practitioner; the root word of Practitioner is practice. But why do we practice? Ernest Holmes said that a central concept of our movement is "Perfect God,...
  • Doctors' kitchen knives ban call

    07/23/2005 4:16:17 PM PDT · by kerryusama04 · 47 replies · 827+ views
    BBC news ^ | May 26, 2005
    A&E doctors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing. A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase - and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings. They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon. The research is published in the British Medical Journal. The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all. They consulted 10 top chefs from...
  • The Next London Bombing

    07/11/2005 10:46:07 AM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies · 672+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | July 11, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    In a confidential report, Young Muslims and Extremism, prepared jointly by the Home and Foreign offices in mid-2004 and presented to Prime Minister Tony Blair, we learn something about the inner thinking of the British government. Leaked to the Sunday Times of London, the report is now available in four parts in .pdf format at the newspaper's site.Its goal is "to encourage moderate Muslim opinion to the detriment of extremism" and to that end proposes an "Operation Contest." Along the way, it contains much of interest in it, including these points: "A number of extremist groups are actively recruiting young...
  • IBM links with Swiss team to build model of brain

    06/06/2005 4:21:22 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 20 replies · 418+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6-6-05 | Anon Reuters Stringer
    International Business Machines Corp (IBM) is linking with a team of Swiss scientists to create the world's first accurate, computer-based model of the brain, the U.S. company said on Monday The researchers hope that modeling the brain at the cellular level will give new insights into the workings of the most complex organ in the body. The immediate goal is to model the circuitry in the neocortex, which accounts for about 85 percent of the human brain's mass and is thought to be responsible for language, learning, memory and complex thought. By expanding the work to other areas, scientists hope...
  • About Thinking (humor)

    05/10/2005 1:10:50 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 6 replies · 356+ views
    The Internet | Unknown Date | Unknown Author
    About Thinking It started out innocently enough. I began to think at parties now and then -- to loosen up. Inevitably, though, one thought led to another, and soon I was more than just a social thinker. I began to think alone -- "to relax," I told myself -- but I knew it wasn't true. Thinking became more and more important to me, and finally I was thinking all the time. That was when things began to sour at home. One evening I had turned off the TV and asked my wife about the meaning of life. She spent that...
  • O'Reilly really is biased

    12/03/2004 9:48:02 AM PST · by Canuckistan · 21 replies · 780+ views
    I was just thinking about the Jeremy Glick episode. O'Reilly may be moderate politically, but that doesn't mean unbiased these days. His problem is that he isn't neutral when it comes to the United States. He is pro-American. To the left, that's biased.
  • Anyone seen "What the Bleep Do We Know"?

    11/28/2004 9:27:58 PM PST · by TBP · 13 replies · 819+ views
    November 29, 2004 | TBP
    I'd love to hear your comments on the movie "What the Bleep Do We Know." I thought it was the most impressive movie I have seen in a very long time. Has anyone seen it? "What the Bleep" is a movie that deals with quantumm science, the power of thought to shape our experience, the scientific basis for the power of thought. It ries to explain the nature of reality, both scientifically and theoretically. It is about "how the quantum world invites spiritual and mystical interpretations of reality." "What the Bleep Do We Know!?" talks about the science of possibilities...
  • FREEP George Carlin, Syracuse, NY 12/11/04

    11/05/2004 3:00:26 AM PST · by Jon Alvarez · 17 replies · 758+ views
    Patriots: Anti-American comedian George Carlin is coming to Syracuse on Dec. 11th for a concert at the Landmark Theatre. Guess who's going to be there to greet him? Join me in letting George Carlin and his fans know that we take exception to his claim that 3000 Americans somehow deserved what they got on Sept. 11th. Spread the word, bring a friend, bring a sign. I wonder how many concert-goers are aware of his beliefs relative to the War on Terror and 9/11? Those plunking $40 to support this vile person and his affluent lifestyle might re-think that purchase if...