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CPAC Event On Racial Tolerance Turns To Chaos As ‘Disenfranchised’ Whites Arrive

CPAC Event On Racial Tolerance Turns To Chaos As ‘Disenfranchised’ Whites Arrive | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A Tea Party event billed as a primer on teaching activists how to court black voters devolved into a shouting match as some attendees demanded justice for white voters and others shouted down a black woman who reacted in horror.
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I don't see the right getting much traction among people of any color (including off white like myself) with this kind of chaos and rage. Sorry, Charlie, but you ain't ready for prime time.

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Dawn White Ackerman's comment, March 15, 2013 9:16 PM
I read this..........and ya can call me a racist if you want to....but I see white people, and black people fighting over the SAME DAM THING.....
Dawn White Ackerman's comment, March 15, 2013 9:17 PM
and us red folks are just sitting here....waiting...lmao....JK
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Rob Portman's Gay-Marriage Reversal

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Republican Sen. Rob Portman, previously a staunch opponent of gay marriage, has had a change of heart, writing in a Columbus Dispatch op-ed this morning that he now believes that "all of our sons and daughters ought to have the same opportunity to...
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Once again we see that for many politicians it isn't about right and wrong but about what hits them personally. While I applaud his increased wisdom, it is sad that Sen. Portman couldn't have thought about other people's sons and daughters.

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Electrons behaving like a particle and a wave: Feynman's double-slit experiment brought to life

Electrons behaving like a particle and a wave: Feynman's double-slit experiment brought to life | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The precise methodology of Richard Feynman's famous double-slit thought-experiment – a cornerstone of quantum mechanics that showed how electrons behave as both a particle and a wave – has been followed in full for the very first time.
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For those of us who love the mystery and beauty of science. Electrons behaving like a particle and a wave: Feynman's double-slit experiment brought to life

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How a bartender helped decide the election

How a bartender helped decide the election | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The man who filmed the 47 percent tape wished Mitt Romney had acknowledged his work
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The funny thing is that Romney really believes that people accomplish great things all by themselves while Obama seems to believe it is always a group effort. Yeah, Mitt, it really is the little people who keep the lights on.

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Will Wash. Post Hold George Will Accountable For Rewriting Watergate?

Will Wash. Post Hold George Will Accountable For Rewriting Watergate? | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
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George Will tries to appear a straight-shooter, but the reality is that he has an ideological prism through which he looks at history. And Bork rather than being the guardian of the constitution was a willing co-conspirator in the Nixon shenanigans.

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Russian scientists may have found new life under Antarctic ice

Russian scientists may have found new life under Antarctic ice | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian scientists believe they have discovered new life forms sealed off for millions of years in a subglacial lake deep under the Antarctic ice, the RIA news agency reported on Thursday.
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I love stuff like this. New life forms. Millions of years old. Just wow!

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Jazz of Sandra Booker & Stripping Down's Sheila Hageman

Jazz of Sandra Booker & Stripping Down's Sheila Hageman | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Vocalist Sandra Booker is regarded as one of the best voices on the underground jazz movement scene. The New Orleans native and self-described ‘Queen of Creole music' has a style that feels familiar while sounding completely fresh.
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If you set aside one hour to just enjoy listening to Internet radio this week, this is the hour to pick. Two great talents will be joining us.

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The Dyings By Kenneth Weene

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The Dyings By Kenneth Weene A subtle darkness, a darkness suffused with saffron. Not the patterned light and dark as when the nurse has pulled the blinds. Not the variant shades of gray and blinkin...
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One of my noir pieces. Hope it gets to you.

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I took my dead father to a Red Sox game

I took my dead father to a Red Sox game | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
New fiction about living with the man who raised you, long after he's gone
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Every now and then I run into some fiction I wish I had written. This is a brilliant short story.

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Jazz of Sandra Booker & Stripping Down's Sheila Hageman

Jazz of Sandra Booker & Stripping Down's Sheila Hageman | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Vocalist Sandra Booker is regarded as one of the best voices on the underground jazz movement scene. The New Orleans native and self-described ‘Queen of Creole music' has a style that feels familiar while sounding completely fresh.
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This is a dynamite show. If you've ever heard Sandra Booker sing, you know what I mean. If you've read Sheila Hageman's book, you know what I mean. Two ladies with great talents. Join us.

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This Is What Happens When Kids Grow Up On Unlimited Access To Pornography

This Is What Happens When Kids Grow Up On Unlimited Access To Pornography | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

Things that matter. Pass 'em on. An excellent presentation about the effects of Internet porn.

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This is an outstanding discussion of Internet pornography as an addiction. The key takeaway for many young men will be that getting hooked on Internet porn leads not only to "emotional" symptoms but also to possible "performance" problems. I suggest that every man who likes to peek take some time to listen to this. And parents, you might try suggesting it to your sons. (By the way, most boys start looking at porn on the Internet by age 10.)

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, March 10, 2013 3:33 PM

Access to Internet pornography is way too easy and not only are young boys getting hooked but they in turn entice other boys even younger than themselves. Often times this leads to molestation which promotes scarring a child can carry with him the rest of his life. It's not limited just to the boys, either!

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Amazon.com: Philip Nork, author of 'real life fiction,' reviews Tales From the Dew Drop Inne

Amazon.com: Philip Nork, author of 'real life fiction,' reviews Tales From the Dew Drop Inne | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

Another great review for my book.
"Do yourself a favor and invest a few bucks into this book and lose yourself to the charms of The Dew Drop Inne."

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A book you can enjoy reading.

 

"I was immediately taken in ... the Dew Drop Inne reminded me of a bar up in Delavan, Wisconsin back from my younger days. It was a small dump, and that is being nice. However the people who frequented it were real."

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Shipwreck may contain near-mythical Viking navigation aid ~ News Forage

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This is one way cool article even if there aren't pictures. Just think a navigation device developed by the Vikings.

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Anti-marijuana New York assemblyman busted for weed possession | The Raw Story

Anti-marijuana New York assemblyman busted for weed possession | The Raw Story | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
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It's okay. He's a Republican so he's above the law.

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Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions

Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Chiwa - Mchinji, Malawi Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti's project Toy Stories compiles photos of children from around the world with their prized possesions—their toys.
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Fascinating.

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Marine with concealed carry permit stops man from beating woman

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WEST ALLIS (WITI) -- A Marine Corps veteran was able to stop a man early Tuesday, March 12th from nearly kicking a woman to death. It happened near 102nd and Lincoln, and Wisconsin's concealed carr...
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An example of when a good guy with a gun really did make a difference. We don't need to get rid of all guns, but we sure don't want the guy who was kicking the woman to have the right to carry one.

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If Math Is Universal, Why Can’t It Answer a Stupid Facebook Problem?

If Math Is Universal, Why Can’t It Answer a Stupid Facebook Problem? | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Perhaps you’ve seen the problem on Facebook or another forum: 6 ÷ 2(1+2) = ? It’s one of several similar math problems popping up on social networks recently. Perhaps you, too, thought, “Duh!
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My mathematically oriented friends, you know who you are, you can skip this because you'll only decide the author must be wrong. Of course there's a correct answer; there's always a correct answer. But for the rest of us, this is amusing as long as you don't remember that seventh grade math teacher, the one with the ruler he beat against the desk as he told you absolute truths.

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Governor Who Cut Funding for Sexual Assault Victims Has Son Who Was Charged With Sexual Assault

Governor Who Cut Funding for Sexual Assault Victims Has Son Who Was Charged With Sexual Assault | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
On Friday, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a law that bars state funding from going to any organization that provides abortion services.
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I have nothing to say about this beyond the tea party candidates tend to have a lack of empathy and an indifference to social justice.

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Ryan budget plan combines old cuts, new tax revenue

Ryan budget plan combines old cuts, new tax revenue | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Proposal would yield a small surplus, a goal aided by the addition of more than $3.2 trillion in new tax revenue.
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I guess his tax increases don't count when the GOP says no tax increases. Do they every make sense?

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16 Photographs That Capture the Best and Worst of 1970s America

16 Photographs That Capture the Best and Worst of 1970s America | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A new exhibit at the National Archives highlights an interesting decade—one that gave rise to the environmental movement and some awkward fashion
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For good or ill, I cannot help but share the way we were. So many memories.

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Rosemary J. Adkins's curator insight, March 11, 2013 1:10 PM

Many memories good or bad can't change he fact that during these years so much was better.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:49 PM

Ah-h-h! The 70s...filled with Groovy Times: http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2012/05/groovy-70s.html

mickipeluso's curator insight, March 13, 2013 4:29 PM

interesting story

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13 Creative Tea Infusers

13 Creative Tea Infusers | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A special for tea lovers! Check out 13 of the funniest tea infusers that you can actually buy.
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As a tea lover, I had to share these. Personally, I use disposable bags that I can fill with the tea of choice for each cup.

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Martha Love's curator insight, May 4, 2013 12:00 PM

I'm a big tea lover! This could be fun

Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 5, 2013 10:41 PM

Instead of a crumpet with your tea, how about some FUN!

Martha Love's comment, May 14, 2013 8:02 PM
Would make a great gift for a tea lover!
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Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA | Video on TED.com

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -- in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why?
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What a great idea, helping people to discover food that's healthy and maybe even giving them an interest in growing their own food. Now will government allow it to happen?

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Scientists find more precise way to turn off genes, a major goal of treatments that target cancer

Scientists find more precise way to turn off genes, a major goal of treatments that target cancer | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Scientists have found a more precise way to turn off genes, a finding that will speed research discoveries and biotech advances and may eventually prove useful in reprogramming cells to regenerate organs and tissues.
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A very promising bit of science news.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, March 10, 2013 3:28 PM

 "The idea is to reprogram cells to do the things we want them to do," Lim said. "We are still unlocking the secrets of the genome to harness the power of cellular reprogramming."

 

WOW! Reprogramming cells for regenerative medicine - Sounds like something out of a SyFy movie!

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The comprehensive, fully caffeinated guide to coffee at work

The comprehensive, fully caffeinated guide to coffee at work | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The cardinals who are gathered at the Vatican take a very important daily pause during their deliberations to choose a new pope. "There's a coffee break for about 30 minutes at a special buffet area in the front part of the audience hall," the Rev.
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For all my fellow coffee lovers, some reasons why we love the stuff.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, March 10, 2013 3:38 PM

Even MORE reasons why NOT to give up your coffee! ENJOY a good cup of java...how about 3 or more!

Rosemary J. Adkins's curator insight, March 11, 2013 1:07 PM

Great way to start a day!

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The hottest jobs for military veterans

The hottest jobs for military veterans | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A survey of military-friendly employers lists the top 20 ‘hot jobs’ veterans might want to consider.
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Since one of the biggest problems for vets is expalining how their military experience and training translate into the needs of civilian companies, perhaps the VA and DOD can start working at providing such translations. Seems like a simple-minded way to help our vets get employment.

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