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Left Brain Right Brain Is A Myth.

This is rather interesting. The jobs of the two hemispheres of the brain is not as clear cut as we once thought.

It’s said that the left side is mostly in charge of logical behavior such as mathematics, putting things in sequence, language, facts and so on. The right brain has more creative parts like; imagination, intuition, visualizing your feelings and all that kind of thing.

Because of this, it’s become a common idea that most people are either left-brained or right brained, just like they are left or right handed. The accounts, lawyers and bankers are all smart, serious left brainers. The painters, musicians and hairdressers are all wild and impulsive right brainers.
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The 3 Rules Of Hate Speech.

Last week we posted a video called “7 Things You Should Know About Free Speech in Schools: Free Speech Rules (Episode 1)

Today is the second part in the series produced by ReasonTV.

Here are three rules you should know about “Hate Speech” and the First Amendment:

Rule 1. The First Amendment protects all ideas–loving, hateful, or in between.

In the United States, “hate speech” is just a political label, like “un-American speech” or “rude speech.” Some people use the phrase broadly, some more narrowly–but there’s no legal definition, because there is no “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment.
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What Made George Washington Great?

A video from PragerU.

There would have never been a United States of America without George Washington. John Rhodehamel, author of “George Washington: The Wonder of the Age,” details how Washington successfully guided the budding nation through war and nurtured her in peace.

At the age of 14, Washington hand copied a book called “110 rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation.” Originally written by French Jesuits in 1595, the exercise was to promote both penmanship and led to Washington’s core beliefs in dealing with people and society. The list is a fascinating look at the times and yet many of the rules are themselves timeless.
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7 Things You Should Know About Free Speech in Schools: Free Speech Rules (Episode 1)

We are not passing this by and neither should you.

Watch the first episode of Free Speech Rules, a new video series on free speech and the law that’s written by Eugene Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA, and the co-founder of the Volokh Conspiracy, which is hosted at Reason.com.

Watch the first episode of Free Speech Rules, a new video series on free speech and the law. The first episode looks at the seven things you should know about how the First Amendment is applied in schools, from black armbands to ‘Bong Hits 4 Jesus.’

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Ben Franklin And Us.

Benjamin Franklin is certainly one of the most iconic and interesting men this country has ever produced.

One of the leading figures of early American history, Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) was a statesman, author, publisher, scientist, inventor and diplomat. Born into a Boston family of modest means, Franklin had little formal education. He went on to start a successful printing business in Philadelphia and grew wealthy. Franklin was deeply active in public affairs in his adopted city, where he helped launch a lending library, hospital and college, and garnered acclaim for his experiments with electricity, among other projects. During the American Revolution, he served in the Second Continental

Congress and helped draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776. He also negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War (1775-83). In 1787, in his final significant act of public service, he was a delegate to the convention that produced the U.S. Constitution.

Franklin was the only founding father to have signed all four of the key documents establishing the U.S.: the Declaration of Independence (1776), the Treaty of Alliance with France (1778), the Treaty of Paris establishing peace with Great Britain (1783) and the U.S. Constitution (1787).

But today we come not to praise Franklin, but to dine with him.

According to an article at Smithsonian.com, the fare served at a Benjamin Franklin Super Bowl Party would have looked something like this:
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We Missed An Aviation Milestone This Past Week.

On November 14, 1910, November 14, 1910, Eugene Ely took off in a Curtiss Model D pusher aircraft from a wooden platform built on top of a US cruiser named the USS Birmingham. In doing so, Ely is credited with the proof of concept that planes could take off (and presumably land) on ships.

The odd thing is that when Ely took off, hos plane plummeted toward the water. Before he could regain total control, his landing gear and the propeller struck the water, damaging the propeller. Ely was forced to land near the beach in Hampton Roads, Virginia. As he climbed from the plane, he thought he had failed.

He hadn’t and his achievement was widely heralded and celebrated.

Two months later, on January 18, 1911, Ely landed his Curtiss pusher airplane on a platform on the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania anchored in San Francisco Bay. Ely flew from the Tanforan Racetrack in San Bruno, California and landed on the Pennsylvania, which was the first successful shipboard landing of an aircraft. This flight was also the first ever using a tailhook system, designed and built by circus performer and aviator Hugh Robinson. Ely told a reporter: “It was easy enough. I think the trick could be successfully turned nine times out of ten.”

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Someone Tell Us How This Is Right?

The Downtown Hope Center in Anchorage, Alaska, does what can only be considered yeoman’s work in helping people in need. In over 30 years, the Center has grown to:

Provide Women’s Shelter, Culinary & Bakery Job Skills Training, Daily Meals, Laundry, and Clothing Handout
Home of Feed Me Hope Bakery and Culinary School
Serving neighbors in need for over 30 years
Over 160 individuals volunteer weekly
450-600 cups of soup served daily
142,000 meals prepared annually
Majority of funding from individual donations

The center is a religious based endeavor. While the Center is funded mostly by individual donations, it receives no funds from any state or federal agency. The group provides services that help people get back on their feet. One of the things the Center provides is shelter for women who are victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and sex trafficking.
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Why Avocados Shouldn’t Exist.

Who knew?

The avocado is highly regarded by many people as delicious and nutritious, but the most extraordinary thing about avocados may be their very existence.




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