President Obama Speaks at Ivy Tech Community College

2:15 EST: President Obama Speaks at Ivy Tech Community College and takes Questions from Students and Faculty

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  1. 10 GGail
    February 6, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    So while I was waiting for this new Post (which I have no idea what its about), I was reading my email from ManU and read about something I didn’t know before…

    The darkest day

    February 6th will forever be circled on the calendars of everyone connected with Manchester United.

    On that day in 1958, the darkest day in United’s history, 23 people – including eight players and three members of the club’s staff – suffered fatal injuries in the Munich air crash.

    Flying back from a European Cup tie against Red Star Belgrade, the team plane stopped in Germany to refuel. The first two attempts to take off from Munich airport were aborted; following a third attempt, the plane crashed.

    Twenty-one of the people on board died instantly. Aeroplane captain Kenneth Rayment died a few weeks later from the injuries he sustained while Duncan Edwards – one of the eight victims from the team – passed away 15 days after the crash. The tragedy is an indelible part of United’s history, as is Sir Matt Busby overcoming his injuries to build another great team which won the European Cup 10 years later.

    Roger Byrne (28), Eddie Colman (21), Mark Jones (24), David Pegg (22), Tommy Taylor (26), Geoff Bent (25), Liam Whelan (22) and Duncan Edwards (21) all died, along with club secretary Walter Crickmer, trainer Tom Curry and coach Bert Whalley.

    Eight journalists died – Alf Clarke, Tom Jackson, Don Davies, George Fellows, Archie Ledbrook, Eric Thompson, Henry Rose, and Frank Swift who was a former Manchester City player. Plane captain Ken Rayment perished, as did Sir Matt’s friend Willie Satinoff. Travel agent Bela Miklos and crew member Tom Cable also died.

    We will never forget.

    • 11 99ts
      February 6, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      I have a vague memory of the event from childhood. English Football was big in Australia in 1958 – long time Man U supporter.

  2. 12 Nena20409
    February 6, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    GGail has the Au ⭐ Congrats.

  3. 20 Nena20409
    February 6, 2015 at 2:02 pm

  4. 21 No Child Left Behind
    February 6, 2015 at 2:04 pm

  5. 25 No Child Left Behind
    February 6, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    One can never post this enough.

  6. February 6, 2015 at 2:08 pm


    • 36 jacquelineoboomer
      February 6, 2015 at 2:23 pm

      If I read that right ~ “not flogged” ~ thank God! Almost can’t believe it.

      • 37 jackiegrumbacher
        February 6, 2015 at 3:59 pm

        I heard that Badawi’s wife went public and said his health had declined since the first flogging. It’s likely a second flogging would have severely damaged him. The Saudis don’t want his death–it would be terrible PR for the new king.

    • 39 GGail
      February 6, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      The attention it is receiving via the internet is being felt

  7. 40 No Child Left Behind
    February 6, 2015 at 2:09 pm

  8. 41 GGail
    February 6, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Some Major Inventions by African-Americans

    Laserphaco Probe
    Year patented: 1986
    Inventor: Patricia E. Bath, M.D., (1942–), first woman to chair an ophthalmology residency program in the United States

    Oil-dripping cup for trains
    Year patented: 1872
    Inventor: Elijah McCoy (1844–1929)

    Shoelasting Machine
    Year patented: 1883
    Inventor: Jan Ernst Matzeliger (1852–1889)

    Gas mask
    Year patented: 1912
    Inventor: Garrett Morgan (1877–1963)

    Computer Inventions
    Inventor: Mark Dean, Ph.D. (1957- ), holds three of IBM’s original nine PC patents and currently holds more than 20 total patents.

    Train-to-station communication system
    Year patented: 1887
    Inventor: Granville T. Woods (1856–1910) , received 35 patents for inventions that contributed to the development of the transportation and communication industries

    The Blood Bank
    Inventor: Charles Richard Drew M.D. (1904-1950)

    Potato Chips
    George Crum (1822-1914)
    Chef George Crum spent the summer of 1853 working at the Moon Lake Lodge resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where thickly cut, French fried potatoes were a popular menu item. When a customer complained that their fries were too thick to eat and sent them back to the kitchen, Crum became agitated and reacted by slicing the potatoes as thin as he possibly could, frying them and sending the crunchy brown chips back out to the guest. The guest loved the crisps and other guests began asking for them as well. They soon gained popularity and were called Crum’s Saratoga Chips. In 1860, when Crum opened his own restaurant, Crumbs House, each table came with a basket of potato chips. Crum never patented or attempted to distribute his potato chips, but has been credited as the creator of the widely popular snack.

  9. 42 Nena20409
    February 6, 2015 at 2:12 pm


    Egypt’s most popular satirist Bassem Youssef joined Harvard’s Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government as a resident fellow for the spring semester, almost a year after his program was taken off the air for lambasting Egyptian presidents and military men.

    Youssef said in a tweet Thursday that he was “proud” to join the school for the semester. The surgeon-turned-satirist has been largely outside Egypt and out of public view since his landmark program was pulled off the air in April 2014 ahead of Egypt’s presidential elections — which former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi won by a landslide.

    The end of Youssef’s show reflected the growing intolerance for criticism of authorities and the shrinking space for freedom of expression since 2013. It was part on an evolving crackdown on dissent that has landed thousands of government critics behind bars and silenced many dissenting voices. Authorities contend they are fighting a violent wave of Islamic militancy that aims to destabilize the country.

    Wow. I had no idea he is now in USA. I wish him well.

  10. 43 No Child Left Behind
    February 6, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Meanwhile, Ralph Cramden…

  11. 45 desertflower
    February 6, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Something stinks!!


    Congressman Schock’s residence listed as foreclosure

    Congressman Aaron Schock’s legally-documented residence in the 18th District is listed for sale as a foreclosure.

    The congressman’s home address is listed as 222 W. Detweiller Drive on his Federal Election Commission filing dated Tuesday. But a foreclosure listing has been up for more than a week, and the 35 photos posted of the property show what appears to be a vacant home.

    The person listed as the last owner is William Boyd.

    The five bedroom, six bath home is listed for $2.3 million. The 7,236 square feet of living space is listed as a single family residence, but it’s believed the Congressman has been renting a carriage house portion of the property not registered as a stand alone address.


  12. 47 GGail
    February 6, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    POTUS must be in the building – I see the Lt Gov going to her seat

  13. 48 Vicki
    February 6, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Waiting for POTUS speech i turned on MSNBC to see if they were covering it.
    Big Mistake!
    They are Orgasmic about US hostage killed.
    Not the economy.

  14. February 6, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    FLOTUS has been in NYC for her childhood obesity address and it appears she and Malia are also having a look at Columbia and NYU:

    Malia Obama Spotted On NYU Tour, Lunching Near Columbia Today


    • 51 Linda
      February 6, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      I hope that article is wrong about his Library being put in New York City. I will never go there and never get to see it if true.

      • February 6, 2015 at 4:01 pm

        This is the first time I’m hearing anything about FLOTUS wanting the library to be in NYC, and given that she is from Chicago, I’m not sure how accurate this report is. Having said that, it’s possible that they’re considering putting a satellite branch in NYC – that would make sense, with the main one being in Chicago, and another satellite in Hawaii. PBO has enough material for more than 3 libraries!!! 🙂

        • 53 GGail
          February 6, 2015 at 4:20 pm

          You guys do know that the family compound will be here in California – for closer jaunts to Hawaii, therefore, we should have a library here! 😀

  15. February 6, 2015 at 2:24 pm

  16. 57 Vicki
    February 6, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    CSPAN equally revolting. Some dimwitted (R) is discussing dismembered fetuses. Click

  17. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    February 6, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Typical. C-Span-1, while awaiting President Obama’s town hall, has on Louisiana RWNJ U.S. Rep. Hokey Fenoky, spewing junk. Mute.

  18. 60 GGail
    February 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Arrrrgh, I have to leave my desktop and go to a lunch meeting. bbl 😦

  19. February 6, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Another good one!

  20. 66 vcprezofan2
    February 6, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    I love PBO’s ‘short’ answer to a very short question.

  21. 69 Nena20409
    February 6, 2015 at 3:03 pm

  22. 70 Gazelle
    February 6, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    [Apologies if this has been posted, OT, but some are funny. #ActivistPickUpLines.]


  23. 71 GGail
    February 6, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    I love how he is so relaxed and is giving analogy’s that everyday people can relate to and thus helps to make the message stick.

  24. 72 Nena20409
    February 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

  25. 74 Nena20409
    February 6, 2015 at 3:34 pm

  26. 75 Nena20409
    February 6, 2015 at 3:36 pm

  27. 76 Nena20409
    February 6, 2015 at 3:42 pm

  28. 77 Nena20409
    February 6, 2015 at 3:43 pm


  29. 84 GGail
    February 6, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Wow, I got to catch a lot of PBO on my phone! Whooo hoooooo!!!

  30. 85 Nerdy Wonka
    February 6, 2015 at 3:58 pm

  31. 93 Linda
    February 6, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I wish they had said that VP Biden is scheduled to wash his hair that day and will not attend.

  32. 94 Nena20409
    February 6, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    I bet now….. it might just affect their business……so now, they are acting. Thank goodness. Save the Children and Keep them Healthy.

  33. 95 kid kanga
    February 6, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    POTUS on voting/political participation: “If only a third of the people are responding, then you get the government we have in Washington.”

    How very true! PBO gets it, and I love the way he can break it down like no other. unfortunately for us, no one shows up to vote except the nuttiest nutballs the GOP can dredge up.

  34. 96 Nena20409
    February 6, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Today in WY, days ago, it was TN……..the Reason Young folks must participate in politics, pay attention and VOTE!

  35. 98 Nena20409
    February 6, 2015 at 4:16 pm

  36. 99 Nena20409
    February 6, 2015 at 4:18 pm

  37. 100 Nena20409
    February 6, 2015 at 4:22 pm

  38. 101 Nena20409
    February 6, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    In a state with so many earthquakes, I respectfully disagree with the Governor.

  39. 105 Nena20409
    February 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Hmm? No way this guy gets re-elected in 2016.

    Rep Schock has some explaining to do.

  40. 107 Nena20409
    February 6, 2015 at 4:33 pm

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  42. 111 57andfemale
    February 6, 2015 at 4:45 pm

  43. 112 57andfemale
    February 6, 2015 at 4:47 pm

  44. 113 JER
    February 6, 2015 at 4:49 pm

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