This steller jay was looking for the bag of peanut shells we had on the deck. (I didn't do anything to enhance this photo.)
My presence didn't deter him at all. He scolded me and told me to leave so he could go about his business.
SIMON: How did you measure the effectiveness of yard signs?Instead of waving signs at corners, I'd like to see the active campaign volunteers of both sides sit down for dinner together - six per table - and let voters see videos of their dinner discussions. That would give a lot more information than signs with slogans. And the volunteers would find out that 'the enemy' was more rounded and human than they expected.
PANAGOPOULOS: What I designed was a randomized field experiment that randomly assigned to different voting locations in Manhattan during the 2005 mayoral election - to be treated with street signs that said, Vote Tomorrow, that encouraged people to vote. These were nonpartisan signs held up by groups of volunteers at strategically selected precincts. And then after the election, we measured voter turnout, and compared those places where we had volunteers with street signs to those places where we did not have volunteers with street signs. And we found that turnout was significantly higher in those voting locations and precincts where we did expose voters to street signs.
SIMON: But isn't getting someone to vote different and, in a sense, easier than getting them to vote the way you want to because of a street sign or yard sign?
PANAGOPOULOS: Well, I think what we wanted to demonstrate was that this particular technique - holding up some type of sign - can be effective. Now, we had a nonpartisan message. We assume that a partisan message could have been as effective - perhaps it would have been more effective, if anything. But our first cut at this was to see if they could be effective. And given that we found that they are effective, we now presume that they can be effective as partisan messages to promote a particular candidacy.
"Companies supporting the tax cut were shuttling workers to the polls in vans . . . but officials said they had not told the employees how to vote."While I was looking for evidence of the effectiveness of sign waving, I found this anti-sign waving blog post that included this tidbit:
I actually have been a sign waver in the past, but only when strongly encouraged to do so by an employer with substantial financial interest in a certain candidate. I did so begrudgingly and hated every minute of it as I tried to fake a smile at drivers who mostly just wanted to get to home as soon as possible without having to send a half-hearted greeting my way.People with the Yes signs wondered how many of the No sign holders were there as part of their job. And when someone waved an Alaska flag among the Yes signs, it was suggested the No folks should have a British flag. See, what I mean? It's like football fans finding ways to out do the fans of their opponents.
|Art by Pawel Kuczynski; image from The Mind Unleashed|
"According to many tales a vampire will cast no reflection when in front of a mirror; in addition, a vampire's image can not be caught on film. So what then of digital cameras?But I frequently warn readers not to believe everything they read online. In fact, this post is made possible by recent advances in vampirology and in technology. It's been discovered that vampires actually have a negative soul. (Sorry, the link keeps crashing, and as you read on, you'll understand why.) That vampire knowledge along with new technology that can find the vampire traces left in old photos, allows historians to reprocess historical pictures (and even drawings) to reveal the vampires who were actually there all along. This process is not yet available to the public, but through a friend of a friend, I was able to give them five photos and one picture. That's all I can tell you.
Before we tackle that question, we should first know why the myth exists in the first place. Mirrors were thought to show a person's soul. As a vampire has no soul (unless he is Angel) we must logically conclude that there will be no reflection. The same hold true for film and photographs - they too were thought to be creating an image of the soul. (Interestingly enough, some people were even afraid to have a picture taken of them, for fear of having their soul stolen!)
Based on these assumptions we must then conclude that a vampire would not show up in a picture taken by a digital camera for any mechanical device that reproduces and image of a being is actually only capturing their essence or soul. " (From Everything2)
|Seal Hunter Vampires|
|Gold Mining Vampires|
Vampire Miners appear in cavern-level biomes and follow the Fighter AI. They wear (but do not drop) a Mining Helmet, which provides a small amount of light around them. This light can sometimes reveal sealed caves, much like blooming Blinkroot. Vampire miners can break down doors. Vampire Miners also have a brighter hue of red. Vampire Miners are immune to the Poisoned debuff.
|Exxon Valdez Oil Vampire Work|
|Image from here.|
|Image from here.|
"admit to [your]self that something is seriously wrong in [your] life."And where does Sarah Palin fit in here now that she officially supports Prop 1? All I can say is there is a big difference between vampires and zombies.
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|Whaley, Micek, and Trew|
|Wielechoski and Croft|
|Smith and Hamilton|
|Miller and Sullivan shaking hands|
|Sullivan and Treadwell shaking hands|
Make eye contact and offer a sincere smile to show that you are happy to be where you are.As I proof this post, it's clear that it was body language like this and how he talked that shaped my impressions of Sullivan. He didn't show he was 'happy to be where [he was].' He didn't prevent 'giving the impression that [he was] in a hurry to get away.' These photos are the only tangible evidence I have of this, but I kept getting the message throughout the debate.
Be still and face the other person to prevent giving the impression that you are in a hurry to get away. If you are walking, try to stop, turn, and face the other person, unless it creates an awkward situation.
|Miller and Treadwell shaking hands|
“The most humanitarian thing, in my view, is to reunite them with their families in their countries,” Sullivan said.So I probably have Miller and Sullivan mixed up on this one. Or maybe both said something similar.]
|Photo from Histor-C|
"And I wouldnʻt be surprised to see Mr. Sullivan running for Governor or Senator sometime. How about a Republican primary with Mayor Dan Sullivan running against AG Dan Sullivan?"Now both Dan Sullivans are running for statewide office, just not the same one.
|ADN's Nathaniel Herz - Dermot Cole fuzzy on right|
|KTVA's Rhonda McBride during break|
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"The decision to maintain a firearm in the home for self-protection is a serious, personal matter. Unlike passive safety devices, such as alarm systems, firearms used for home protection require significantly more involvement by the owner. Any added safety benefit that may be derived from a firearm depends in large measure on the owner’s commitment to appropriate training and a clear understanding of safe handling and storage rules. Are your security concerns realistic and consistent with local crime rates? Do other adults in your household support the decision to maintain a gun in the home? If they will have access to the firearm, will they join you in a firearms training and safety program? What precautions will be practiced to safeguard children? Do risk factors such as drug and alcohol abuse exist within your household? In addition, issues such as individual temperament, reaction to emergency situations, and specific family circumstances should also enter in the decision.
If you must have quick access to a loaded firearm in your home, you need to take special safety measures. Keeping a gun to defend your family makes no sense if that same gun puts your family members or visitors to your home at risk. Home firearms accidents can occur when unauthorized individuals – often visitors – discover loaded firearms that were carelessly left out in the open.
If you choose to keep a firearm for home security, your objective should be to create a situation in which the firearm is readily available to you, yet inaccessible or inoperative to others. Special lockable cases that can be quickly opened only by authorized individuals are options to consider.
You must exercise full control and supervision over a loaded gun at all times. This means the gun must be unloaded and placed in secure storage whenever you leave the gun in your home or elsewhere. Secure ammunition separately.
Your most important responsibility is ensuring that unsupervised children cannot encounter loaded firearms. The precautions you take must be completely effective. Anything less invites tragedy and is a serious violation of your responsibility as a gun owner."I looked for safe storage. Number 3 below is
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