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message 151: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Oct 09, 2009 11:53AM) (new)

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Gore's take on the reasons cited by the Nobel Committee:

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerInd...

Nobel rationale in discussion with Diane Sawyer:
Nobel Unanimous in Selecting Obama
Norwegian Nobel Institute Director Geir Lundestad explains the decision

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerInd...


message 152: by Joe (new)

Joe (Blues) Yes, Bentley, this decision for me, will need more thought...

I also heard today on NPR that the Nobel Prize for Peace is the only prize not awarded by experts in the field. The prize for Physics, for instance, is awarded by scientists. The prize for literature is awarded by experts in literature. The Peace prize is awarded by retired Scandinavian politicians. That, to me, is astounding.

The Nobel Peace Prize shouldn't be a popularity contest. It still remains to be seen what Obama's foreign policy legacy will be. To me, this award is premature.


message 153: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Oct 09, 2009 12:04PM) (new)

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I understand Joe...if you get a chance listen to Gore and Geir Lundestand..at least they are explaining their rationale.

This was in from Fox (not an Obama friend):

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/...

Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Pe...

If it is any consolation Joe..I guess there have been many controversial winners of this award

BTW: I was very, very surprised.


message 154: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Reaction to Nobel Peace Prize award:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?i...


message 155: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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World Egg Week:

Good video for cooking eggs...honest.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?i...


message 156: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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SPIDER PILL USED FOR SCANS (SUBJECT: HEALTH)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/na...

This is actually quite fascinating.


message 157: by Joe (new)

Joe (Blues) Bentley wrote: "World Egg Week:

Good video for cooking eggs...honest.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?i..."


Some very good advise... lol. And I'm hungry too!
Thanks!


message 158: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Oct 11, 2009 12:33PM) (new)

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I know Joe...those eggs looked mighty good. I thought the tips were quite good too (smile)

Good Eats The Early Years by Alton Brown


message 159: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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NOBEL JURY SPEAKS OUT IN DEFENSE OF OBAMA PRIZE

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/eu_nobel_p...-




message 160: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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A HALO OVER MOSCOW:

http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/93092?fp=1

Spooky - but with a logical explanation.


message 161: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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NO CAMPING UTENSILS IN SCHOOL - 6 YEAR OLD FINDS OUT THE HARD WAY

School in U-turn over suspension of boy, 6, who brought folding cutlery to school

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news...


message 162: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Oct 15, 2009 10:03AM) (new)

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Interesting article in this electronic world...

Does the Brain like E-Books?

Questions Explored:

"Is there a difference in the way the brain takes in or absorbs information when it is presented electronically versus on paper? Does the reading experience change, from retention to comprehension, depending on the medium?"

Source: New York Times

http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.co...


message 163: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Oct 16, 2009 09:16PM) (new)

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Folks, the swine flu seems to be escalating especially among young people and teenagers. I know that I got my regular flu shot a couple of weeks ago and have been waiting for the swine flu vaccination to become available; from what I hear it is now available to certain groups. Please make sure to get the swine flu vaccination when it is available just to be on the safe side. Some of the news reports

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_med_swi...


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091016/a...


message 164: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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OBAMA DECLARES NATIONAL EMERGENCY - SWINE FLU:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/1...


message 165: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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According to this article, being grumpy is good for you..Who knew?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/833...


message 166: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Hard to believe how time goes by - Twentieth anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down.

Some great footage on BBC - Remember November 9, 1989 with the same reporter years later

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/euro...

1989 - Europe's Revolution:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/e...


message 167: by Joe (last edited Nov 12, 2009 02:37PM) (new)

Joe (Blues) I just read an article on reuters.com that was quite interesting... "China warns Obama about Dalai Lama, citing Lincoln on slavery."

China is basically saying that Obama should understand, better than any other foreign leader, their views with regards to Tibet because he is the United State's first black President. What a statement to make right before Obama's trip there next week.

"He is a black president, and he understands the slavery abolition movement and Lincoln's major significance for that movement," said Qin.

"Lincoln played an incomparable role in protecting the national unity and territorial integrity of the United States."

Beijing calls the Dalai Lama a dangerous "splittist" encouraging Tibetan independence, a charge he denies. He says he is merely seeking true autonomy for Tibet, which last year erupted in riots and protests against the Chinese presence.

China's stance was like Lincoln's, said Qin.

"Thus on this issue we hope that President Obama, more than any other foreign leader, can better, more deeply grasp China's stance on protecting national sovereignty and territorial integrity," said Qin.



message 168: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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You have to hand it to the Chinese...they can come up with clever arguments (lol).

They are always thinking.


message 169: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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ON THIS DAY - NOVEMBER 12TH: (1918, 1944, 1948)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/on_this_...


message 170: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Nov 16, 2009 02:32PM) (new)

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ALMOST TOO WIERD TO BE TRUE:

Ghaddafi tried conversion technique on 200 beautiful Italian women

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/836...


message 171: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Nov 16, 2009 03:41PM) (new)

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Look out for the Leonid meteors in the wee hours of Tuesday morning:

Strong Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Early Tuesday Morning

http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/2009111...


message 172: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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OBAMA IN CHINA:

VISITING FORBIDDEN CITY:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11...

INTERNET CENSORSHIP:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/...

OBAMA TRAVELS TO ASIA - SLIDESHOW

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/...

TRADE TO HIGHLIGHT VISIT

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf...

OBAMA PRODS CHINA TO TAKE ROLE IN CLIMATE

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33958780/...


message 173: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Historic health care bill clears Senate hurdle


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_health_...


message 174: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Good story in a way...

Nation's oldest female Marine is laid to rest after passing away on Veteran's Day

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/q...


message 175: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Nov 25, 2009 09:22AM) (new)

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Big State Dinner at the White House

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerInd...

ON AFGHANISTAN AND STATE DINNER:

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerInd...




message 176: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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PARTY CRASHERS

This could have been a lot worse. I have to ask how could something like this have happened?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/


message 177: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)


message 178: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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RUSSIAN TRAIN CRASH CAUSED BY BOMB:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/838...


message 179: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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THE UNINVITED GUESTS:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_uninvit...


message 180: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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This is a fascinating story:

WWII vet returns book he stole from Hitler

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_hitler_...


message 181: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Dec 10, 2009 10:35AM) (new)

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OBAMA ACCEPTS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE:

Excellent address on his part and the awarding committee - tremendous recital by Lang Lang and others - Chopin, etc played beautifully - Video available on cnn live

http://www.cnn.com/live


message 182: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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A Strange tale from CNN regarding the remains of Hitler:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/...


message 183: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Interesting news from the world of art (great historic pieces)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_eas...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/841...


message 184: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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The Climate is Hot!!!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/30664


message 185: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Be Kind to your Eyes:

http://news.yahoo.com/video/health-15...


message 186: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Time magazine names Bernanke "Person of the Year"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091216/t...


message 187: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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HEALTH

Exercise 'must be tough to work'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/695...


message 188: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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US appoints Howard Schmidt as cybersecurity chief

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology...


message 189: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Space's Greatest from 2009:

Some great photos and images:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34438879/...


message 190: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Dec 22, 2009 01:47PM) (new)

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Prince William spends a night on the streets
British royal sleeps near Blackfriars Bridge to highlight plight of homeless


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34522268/...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33534883/...


message 191: by Regulo (last edited Jan 03, 2010 12:08AM) (new)

Regulo Jr. (ReguloZapata) | 69 comments Seven- CIA agents died in suicide bombing by Taliban at US base in Afghanistan.

Read Article Source: NYDailyNews.com
Bomb Kills CIA Agents



message 192: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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A very sad situation Regulo; I guess they did not check the suicide bomber either prior to his coming into the camp.




message 193: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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THE RECESSION GENERATION:

http://www.newsweek.com/id/229959

A very interesting article in newsweek examining how we are all affected by the times.


message 194: by Regulo (last edited Jan 10, 2010 10:26PM) (new)

Regulo Jr. (ReguloZapata) | 69 comments Hello Folks, I just wanted to share some sad, emotional News in our home town community in Gilroy, California, USA.

Our Gilroy Community lost our first young U.S.Army soldier killed in Afghanistan on Dec 25, 2009, Christmas Day. This really hit close to home for all of us here in the Gilroy community!

Our entire Gilroy community showed up for the funeral on Thursday, January 7, 2010 afternoon. I was so proud of our community showing such support to the soldiers family.

In Memory and Honor of Staff Sgt. David H. Gutierrez.

Read Article Source: "Remembering a Hero" Gilroy Dispatch News paper

Please feel free to comment!





message 195: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Regulo...it is so sad when one of our own is killed. It is so obvious that his service had also been so exemplary.

http://www.thesubtimes.com/2009/12/27...

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.


message 196: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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JAPAN HITS HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT AND THE SMALLEST LIVING QUARTERS EVER IMAGINABLE:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf...


message 197: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Earthquake hits Haiti

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8...

Many feared dead


message 198: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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HAITI RELIEF - HOW YOU CAN HELP

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01...


message 199: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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LETTERMAN ON SUPPORT FOR HAITI - HOW YOU CAN HELP

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01...


message 200: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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IF YOU WANT TO HELP OR SEND RELIEF TO HAITI:

https://store.causecast.org/huffingto...

CLINTON/BUSH HAITI FUND:

http://www.clintonbushhaitifund.org/


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