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BellaMia7

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  • [3] July 23, 2014 at 8:13pm

    “Once upon a time there was no animation program at Brigham Young University. Then, near the turn of the century, Brent Adams, a Salt Lake City architectural designer, started commuting to Provo to teach evening classes. Bitten by the teaching bug, Brent ended his career in architecture and, before he knew it, he had become the Walt Disney of BYU. Next, out of the blue, a company in Alabama donated a significant amount of computer hardware to the university. Not long after that, homebuilder Ira A. Fulton stepped into the picture and purchased a supercomputer. Suddenly, BYU had the computer power that would allow undergraduate students to produce quality animation.

    “Soon the BYU animation program began attracting faculty members from Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, and Warner Bros.— and student-produced films started turning the heads of entertainment executives from California to Cannes. In its first year it won both a Student Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a Student Academy Award from the same group that hosts the Oscars. They’ve also won Nickelodeon’s Producers’ Choice Award and Viewers’ Choice Award, been invited to show at festivals such as Sundance, Cannes, and Annecy. In 2010, they decided to establish the BYU Center for Animation. The Center operates through—the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, the College of Fine Arts and Communications, and the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.”

  • [5] July 23, 2014 at 7:56pm

    I bet you hate singing nuns too.

    The Latter-day Saints (Mormons) have a very family friendly faith. They are big promoters of the arts in general. Brigham Young University also has strong ties to the animation industry, Pixar, Disney, etc through their highly acclaimed animation program.

    “How it all began . . .
    Once upon a time there was no animation program at Brigham Young University. Then, near the turn of the century, Brent Adams, a Salt Lake City architectural designer, started commuting to Provo to teach evening classes. Bitten by the teaching bug, Brent ended his career in architecture and, before he knew it, he had become the Walt Disney of BYU. Next, out of the blue, a company in Alabama donated a significant amount of computer hardware to the university. When Adams asked why, the company’s president answered, “I don’t know; it just felt right.” Not long after that, Phoenix, Arizona, homebuilder Ira A. Fulton stepped into the picture and purchased a supercomputer. Suddenly, BYU had the computer power that would allow undergraduate students to produce quality animation.

    “Since Then . . .
    “Soon the BYU animation program began attracting faculty members from companies like Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, and Warner Bros.— and student-produced films from started turning the heads of entertainment executives from California to Cannes. In the programs first year it won both a Student Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences…continue

  • [49] July 4, 2014 at 2:10pm

    Part of the problem is that the average person, especially the lo-fo democrat voter, has no basis of understanding to identify the qualities which makes for a successful leader of the greatest most powerful nation on earth. Romney is one of the world’s most successful executives in terms of his talents for rescuing and turning around sinking companies. He’s a genius. Under Romney the State of MA had the highest test scores in the US for reading and Math and science for 4th and 8th graders, surprising for such a large democrat population. That fact was meaningless to most democrats. Instead Democrats highly preferred Obama who they knew had:

    No executive experience,
    No leadership experience,
    No financial experience,
    No business experience,
    No healthcare experience,
    No military experience,
    No foreign policy experience,
    No foreign trade experience,
    No economic experience, and
    No governing experience.

    Yet Democrats insisted that Obama was “perfect” for the job.

    It would be like asking a 4 year old to pick a doctor between an actual board certified doctor and Barney the dinosaur. Pointing out the fact that Barney has no medical experience, no pharmacological experience, no biological experience, is meaningless to a person who feels an affinity for Barney.

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  • [1] June 8, 2014 at 3:30am

    Hitler was not mentally ill. He was evil. Evil is the juxtaposition of selfishness and laziness. The woman who kills 3 husbands to get their life insurance. Evil. The man who creates a torture dungeon after watching tons of porn, kidnaps innocent women and children and tortures them – is patently evil. The serial rapist – evil.

  • [38] June 3, 2014 at 2:42pm

    Goes to show you that even teens understand the obvious. David Mamet who wrote: Why I’m No Longer a Brain-dead liberal” – said liberals “pretend” not to understand the obvious consequences of leftist policies.

  • [114] May 21, 2014 at 8:40am

    Another Bonus: The same restraint used in maintaining virginity becomes very, very useful in helping to maintain faithfulness after marriage. People who sleep around before marriage, might find that they crave variety from an array of people. Spend 30 years as a married person, and discover that many opportunities come your way that have to be rejected. Having waited for that one person makes it so much easier to stay faithful to that one person.

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  • May 14, 2014 at 7:36am

    Story today says the Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, had given $100 million dollars to the City of Newark New Jersey to improve education. The money is gone, spent on union contracts and “consultants” and the children’s reading and math scores have not improved.

    Meanwhile, over in New York City, De Blasio is trying to shut down charter schools, specifically Eva Moskowitz’s charter schools which have the HIGHEST test scores in the city by a wide margin. Her school serve poor minority community and the kids are flourishing. She says the 800 page teachers’ union contract, which she is not required to follow, is a massive impediment to academic achievement.

  • April 30, 2014 at 4:41pm

    This is going to make a great billboard.

  • [6] April 30, 2014 at 4:28pm

    These Carney statements are evidence of gaslighitng” the government’s attempt to doubt our own senses and accept government propaganda. We are in an abusive relationship with our government.

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  • April 30, 2014 at 4:27pm

    We are in an abusive relationship with our government. These persistent lies in the face of overwhelming evidence are proof of gaslighting. The government wants us to learn to discount our own 5 sense, and believe them instead.

  • [1] April 24, 2014 at 1:31pm

    Former lefty Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet in his book The Secret Knowledge:

    “I examined my Liberalism and found it like an addiction to roulette. Here, though the odds are plain, and the certainty of loss apparent to anyone with a knowledge of arithmetic, the addict, failing time and again, is convinced he yet is graced with the power to contravene natural laws. The roulette addict, when he invariably comes to grief, does not examine either the nature of roulette, or of his delusion, but retires to develop a new system, and to scheme for more funds.”

    ― David Mamet, The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture

  • March 31, 2014 at 10:44pm

    Christians believe in accountability, repentance, and forgiveness and grace through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. That is very consistent with the Tea Party which wants to hold government and it’s servants accountable. Accountability and change aka repentance, creates a virtuous upward spiral.

    Hollywood and the left are televangelists for secularism, materialism and statism. Christians put the principals of the Laws of Nature, and the Laws of Nature’s God ahead of secularism and narcissism.

    I don’t know what you specifically reject about Glenn’s programs, which do have a separate “news” section featuring a separate “news person,” but his views are consistent with those of Dr. Gerald Schroeder whose book, The Hidden Face of God, reveals the scientific proof that God lives and is revealed through nuclear physics and recent discoveries in physical science, especially at the molecular level. To see a short video google: Gerald Schroeder interview. (with Barry Kibrick)

    The recent discoveries in science are so compelling, that Dr. Schoeder, who holds 2 phd’s fro MIT, converted infamous atheist Dr. Anthony Flew, author of 30 books on atheism, to the idea of a living active God in the universe.

  • March 31, 2014 at 10:25pm

    They mock the Mormons, but Mormons live 5-7 years longer than average, and many other advantages here on earth. Utah has the lowest out of wedlock pregnancy rates and the lowest drunk driving rates. Very close families, good work ethic, and high ideals about personal integrity. And an unpaid volunteer clergy.

  • March 20, 2014 at 11:21am

    Turn off the TV. Discontinue cable, and that almost immediately unplugs you from the fake-cool people. They lead shallow narcissistic lives, and attach themselves to causes only to make themselves look cool, and as a way to justify their extravagant lifestyles.

  • March 7, 2014 at 12:36pm

    He talks about faith. Faith is the basis for our belief in God, and our understanding of natural law, and the origin of our inalienable rights. Without that understanding, government denies the existence of those rights. It is through faith we understand the worth of a human being. Without faith government puts a utilitarian value on life – life is cheap to government and the secularists as is shown in their enthusiasm for abortion, late-term abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide.

    In reply to Rushmore's comment on the story Watch Live: CPAC 2014

  • February 21, 2014 at 11:54am

    In the UK they’ve had to import foreign trained doctors to meet the huge demand. In Canada they check an age chart to see if your age qualifies you for treatment such as a knee replacement. Rationing. What did Obama say: You might have to take the pain pill instead of getting treatment.

  • February 21, 2014 at 11:14am

    Recent headlines from the UK single-payer system:

    “60,000 euthanized without consent”
    “Breast cancer betrayal of older women: Only 1 in 7 over 70 receiving chemotherapy”
    “20,000 appointments cancelled due to doctors’ strike”
    “Patients going blind waiting for eye surgery, doctors frustrated”

    Democrats want to create hell on earth and they have a running start with Obamacare.

  • February 19, 2014 at 2:13pm

    Headlines from the UK:

    “60,000 euthanized without consent”
    “Breast cancer betrayal of older women: Only 1 in 7 over 70 receive chemotherapy”
    “20,000 appointments cancelled due to doctors’ strike”
    “Patients going blind waiting for eye surgery, doctors frustrated.”

  • February 10, 2014 at 7:22pm

    How ironic. Just as the advances in science allow us to look far far out into the cosmos, and deep deep down into the center of an atom and learning about DNA, people are giving up on God. Famed researcher Dr. Gerald Schroeder who holds 2 Phd’s from MIT where he also taught: one in nuclear physics and one in earth sciences, says there is physical proof of God, and has written about it in his books: The Hidden Face of God. And the Science of God.

    The evidence is so compelling that Dr. Schroeder’s explanations eventual converted famed atheist Dr. Anthony Flew who had written over 30 books on atheism and philosophy. Dr. Flew now believes there is a God and that he is active in the universe. Here is a short interview with Dr. Schroeder giving an overview of his research:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUc-vDFuLlw

    The evidence is so

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  • January 11, 2014 at 9:17pm

    People think they should get out of marriages that are abusive, and they should. But many people, think they should get out of marriages that are merely stressful – and so they throw in the towel. The stress can be due to immaturity, or outside factors like the economy, or even a chronic illness in the family. Feminist have set this absurd bar, and said, if your aren’t “happy” get out.

    But some problems make take years or even decades to resolve. In the meantime, the children depend on that marital union to feel safe, stable and have a normal childhood without lots of upheaval.

    My points would include:

    1. Have a long term perspective. One of my favorite people said to me about her spouse: “We may have to resolve this in the next life.” She was joking but saying that this was a problem they continued to work on. And that ONE DAY, the issue would be resolved.

    2. Make peace FIRST – then discuss the problem or the disagreement. Took me decades to figure this out.

    3. My personal contribution is to find my own calm and peace – and then think about my own issues.

    4. Modern relationships are complex. Between cars and dishwasher breaking down, and someone eating too many carbs, and caring for relatives into their 90′s, and obtaining health insurance, there is much to stress about. Have compassion on your spouse who is struggling in a complex world, and recognize their efforts.

    5. Study your spouse. Know as much as possible about everything, the

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