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20100825

We just visited Cleveland and were surprised by a program in place in their Tower City Place Mall. Called 'Parental Involvement Program' - it places strict control over when youth (under age 18) may be in the mall unaccompanied.

In summary it is:

TOWER CITY CENTER
Parental Involvement Program:

The Youth Escort Policy would be in effect between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and closing seven days a week. After 2:30 p.m., anyone under the age of 18 visiting the center must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. One parent or legal guardian is permitted to...
 
by tombenoit - Comments: 0 - Views: 562
20100215

Anyone know any additional details?

Link to StoryLink to story

Boston Herald
 
by mkreyssig - Comments: 4 - Views: 477
20091124

Quote :
It was announced Thursday afternoon that computer hackers had obtained 160 megabytes of e-mails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in England. Those e-mails involved communication among many scientific researchers and policy advocates with similar ideological positions all across the world. Those purported authorities were brazenly discussing the destruction and hiding of data that did not support global-warming claims.


 
by mkreyssig - Comments: 0 - Views: 315
20090923

Maybe we can find an exception for George Washington, but I cannot think of any time that I have ever heard school children singing praises to an American President in a Public School, or at any other time for that matter.

When I expressed my concern about my child participating in the President's speech to the children, this type of activity is exactly what I was afraid of.

I don't now where the school is that the video was taken, nor do I know what class this was being taught in. However I can think of no context in which it is okay to teach any child to worship a politician....
 
by mkreyssig - Comments: 9 - Views: 446
20090907

With all the commercials which I guess are paid for by union dues, it was easier this year for me to remember what Labor Day is really about. And there was a time I did feel like being reminded about how far we have come. Now I think greed and power has slowly crept in and is accelerating as I post.

This is not greed by the average union member. I am talking greed and power by the leadership. Maybe I am overreacting. You tell me.

On NPR's Weekend edition Sunday, Liane Hansen interviews Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO Richard Trumka. This is another organization...
 
by seek2mend - Comments: 8 - Views: 344
20090816

I was just reading the most recent post at the yahoo seekonktalk group. According to our conservative "informant" the radical right is absolutely convinced that this administration is taking steps to limit freedom of speech, starting with talk radio.

True or not, I can't see why the liberals would want to stifle the likes of beck, limbaugh, savage etc. Those guys were so effective FOR THE DEMOCRATS they now control the executive AND legislative branch.
 
by seek2mend - Comments: 3 - Views: 325
20090814

What can I say....you can't make this stuff up...

Quote :
2008 Stella Awards

For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald’s in New Mexico where she purchased the coffee. You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. Who would ever think one could get burned doing that, right? That’s right; these are awards...
 
by Dave - Comments: 6 - Views: 470
20090806

Providence Residents appear in bizarre "Holy Laughter" ritual in stunning Laughology film at RIIFF

Contact: 450-242-2927 or news@elevatorfilms.com for more info.

Providence residents take part by the hundreds in a "Holy Laughter" ritual in a remarkable scene in the hit film Laughology which plays the Rhode Island International Film Festival this Saturday at 9:30 pm.

In the film Laughology, which is about why laughter is contagious, the crew travels to a church in Seekonk, where over a thousand people...
 
by laughter - Comments: 2 - Views: 374
20090716

Start the debate.....
 
by mkreyssig - Comments: 9 - Views: 461
20090728

At this point I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Here is a taste of yesterdays White House press conference:

Q: Is there anything you can say to make the birthers go away?

Gibbs: No. (laughter) I mean, the God's honest truth is no. I mean, Bill, let's understand this-and I almost hate to indulge in such an august setting as the White House-......
But right now I gotta make a beer run!!

The last line is my words. But I think most contributors get the point.
 
by seek2mend - Comments: 2 - Views: 307
20090203

Quote :
MySpace: 90,000 sex offenders removed in two years (Reuters)
• Posted on Tue Feb 3, 2009 6:22PM EST
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The online networking site MySpace has identified and barred some 90,000 registered sex offenders from using the site over the last two years, MySpace revealed to an investigative task force on Tuesday.
The "shocking" number was 40,000 more than MySpace had previously acknowledged, according to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a co-chairman...
 
by Dave - Comments: 2 - Views: 356
20090119

The 2009 Stimulus Bill---something for everyone....oh wait...they forgot us!!!


Stimulus Bill
 
by Dave - Comments: 0 - Views: 291
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