As it was playing Allison leaned over and gave Christine a big hug. Then she climbed over and gave me a big hug. Free Hugs are really cool!
Happy New Year Everyone!
Happy Birthday to you!
You live in a zoo...
You look like a Mommy,
and I love you like one too!
Me: What's your name?
Conner: Noooo! Ooonner!
Me: Ohhh. Conner!
Intelligence Squared (IQ2US) is Oxford style debating -- one motion, one moderator, two to three advocates for the motion, two to three against. The goal of IQ2US is to raise the level of public discourse on our most challenging issues. To provide a new forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis. - the IQ2US websiteOne of the interesting things about these two shows was how different they were. "Guns reduce crime" had an extremely serious tone which is to be expected when most of the discussion is about death.
u = nothing, but I swear I hear gmail ululating
s = star
e = archive
Throughout the Presidential Transition Project, this website will be your source for the latest news, events, and announcements so that you can follow the setting up of the Obama Administration. And just as this historic campaign was, from the beginning, about you -- the transition process will offer you opportunities to participate in redefining our government.The site seems like it's just coming up to speed, but it's a good sign and a great start!
Imagine you drive by a corner and there are a bunch of people holding Obama signs. They all look happy and are waving at you.This makes you (an Obama Supporter) feel like you belong to something. You have a connection to these people. You agree with them, and their presence, even on a very subconscious and childish level, reinforces your comfort with supporting that candidate.So there I was, feeling like an idiot holding this sign. Fairly confident that this sort of ridiculous sign waving wouldn't work on me, but still along for the ride. After a short time I got over my discomfort and started talking to a few of the other people there. There were people from ages 2 to 70, and most of them were very friendly. I was amazed by the different races, religions, and careers represented in that small group. It's an interesting place to network.
Now imagine the opposite. The people are all holding McCain signs, waving and chanting McCain 08. It probably won't change your vote, but it's a paper cut in your armor for supporting that candidate. You feel left out. Enough of those and you may start thinking of supporting the other guy just to fit in.
As best as I can tell, the people who stand on corners holding signs are engaged in a form of reverse peer pressure.
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