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Why I’m Grateful to Mahmoud Amadinejad.

Iranian President Mahmoud Amadinejad, speaking at Columbia University, sent out the shockwaves that you might expect of a holocaust denier who has said that that Israel should be “wiped off the map.”

An article in EDGE Boston, observed that “CNN’s Jeanne Moos… presented the views of an expert in reading facial expressions. Said the face-reading expert, “He tried to paste a smile on [as the crowd at Colombia jeered him for his remark], but actually, an anger expression came up under that [showed]… actually, he got rattled by it.”

Mahmoud Amadinejad, the start of this post

Iranian President Mahmoud Amadinejad, speaking at Columbia University, sent out the shockwaves that you might expect of a holocaust denier who has said that that Israel should be “wiped off the map.” 

Blog-Buddies, such a day I have had, dealing with formatting problems over this article. My compromise is to repost it with no links or photo, but at least no weird typefaces.

Smart Consumer or Snob? GUEST POST FROM BRAINY

A dynamic conversation was started here on the topic of self-teaching vs. using other resources. With several comments, the topic has been gaining energy, and BRAINY WOMAN weighs in anonymously. As with all GUEST POSTS, the blog-site records this as coming from me–but that’s just because I haven’t managed the technical skills yet to show it comes from an anonymous writer.

Are spiritual teachers necessary? I do think it’s important to have skilled teachers but haven’t wanted to come across as elitist.

Cosmetic Surgery, GUEST POST

This Guest Post comes courtesy of Ryan Biggerstaff.

I watch very little television, but I recently decided to go channel surfing in time to catch an episode of the Dr. Phil talk show that featured guests who want or had plastic surgery to change their ethnic features.  (See http://www.drphil.com/shows/show/934 for a slideshow.) 

Marcel Didn’t Give Chicken Soup for the Soul

 

No mime interpreter needed here—the best kind of expert to reveal the inner Marcel Marceau would surely be an empath. Let’s merge with the man to celebrate his extraordinary life, 84 years that ended September 22. I’ll describe the databanks that interest me most. Comment away with your own findings!

Powell’s New Power

 

What a difference a decade makes! Ten years ago, Powell was short-listed as a Republican nominee for president. Five years ago, he was W.’s Secretary of State. Now he’s advising Democratic nominee Barack Obama. And has his face ever changed, keeping  pace with all that inner transformation.

Thanks again, Mr. Colbert

 

 

 

 

 

I’m a huge fan of Stephen Colbert. Today, a friend called to let me know about the cover story about him today in “Parade Magazine.” Was I curious? You bet.Check out the article, if you can.

Foreign Editions, GUEST POST

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Rose,  I would like to know where I can place an order for a Chinese Edition of “Empowered by Empathy.”  

Regards,

Bonnie

Recognize Those Lips?

 

Natural physical changes are the glory of face reading. They shine as bright as the stars on a general’s uniform, and who would be a better example than retired General Colin Powell? Continuing from yesterday’s face reading, let’s read his lips. During just a couple of years, they changed so much. Again, let’s use three photos for comparison: 

Patraeus "Betray Us" Or Just "Give Us Busy Work"?

 

Busy-work for an enraged America, that’s the true message in the General’s report. We are to move out the absolute minimum of soldiers from Iraq, meanwhile asking our nation to avoid “rushing to failure.” Will it be so much better if we plod to failure?