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Obama a socialist? Many scoff, but claim persists

Feb 18 2014 Published by under General Interest

FILE - In this April 13, 1943 black-and-white file photo, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt speaks in Washington. When President Barack Obama's re-election campaign unveiled a new slogan, some conservative critics were quick to pounce. "Forward", they asserted, is a word long associated with Europe's radical left, reaffirming their contention that Obama is, to some degree a socialist. Using "socialist" as a political epithet in the U.S. dates back to pre-Civil War days when abolitionist newspaper editor Horace Greeley was branded a socialist by some pro-slavery adversaries. Decades later, many elements of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal _ including Social Security _ were denounced as socialist. (AP Photo/Robert Clover, File)To many historians and political scientists — and to actual socialists as well — the persistent claim that Obama is a socialist lacks credence.


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    N.Y. police accidentally shoot shop worker to death

    Feb 18 2014 Published by under General Interest

    New York City bodega manager Felix Mora speaks to the media Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 in New York. Mora manages the store where a New York City police officer mistakenly shot and killed a store worker fleeing an armed robbery at 2 a.m. The worker, 20 year old Renaldo Cuevas collided with the officer out on the sidewalk, causing the officer’s drawn hand gun to go off, striking him in the left shoulder. Cuevas died later at the hospital. (AP Photo/Alex Katz)A police officer shot and killed a bodega worker who plowed into him on a sidewalk while frantically fleeing an armed robbery early Friday, a sudden encounter that the police department called a tragic accident.


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      Galaxy Camera is a Point-and-Shoot With an AT&T Data Plan

      Feb 18 2014 Published by under General Interest

      Galaxy Camera is a Point-and-Shoot With an AT&T Data PlanSamsung’s Galaxy Camera not only runs Android like a smartphone, it will also have a data plan much like your favorite handset.


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        Artist turns old motherboards into colorful works of art (Yahoo! News)

        Feb 18 2014 Published by under General Interest

        Yahoo! News – We’ve seen people do some pretty remarkable things with their old computer hardware, but artist Joe Dragt’s motherboard paintings are definitely the most worthy of hanging on your living room wall. When Dragt, who works out of his home in …

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          Obama signs ‘fiscal cliff’ bill wth autopen

          Feb 18 2014 Published by under General Interest

          Obama Signs 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill With AutopenPresident Obama has signed the “fiscal cliff” legislation into law via autopen from Hawaii, where he is vacationing with his family.


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            Communication: a fundamental ingredient in a successful relationship

            Feb 18 2014 Published by under 1

            It’s a well-known fact that communication is a key ingredient in a successful marriage. Without effective communication, a couple is unable to discuss important issues and resolve their disagreements. This can often lead to feelings of detachment, anger or resentment in the long term. Although I refer to communication in relationships these tips are equally important in any important relationship in your life.

            Communication can be tough, especially if it is with someone you have been in a relationship with for a long time. After a while, couples get comfortable with each other and, as a result, the level of communication tends to decrease. Assuming your partner already knows something or not taking the time to communicate with them can lead to a relationship breakdown over time.

            Comfort should not equal less communication. There are many issues that may arise if you don’t keep yourself open and make an effort to communicate with your partner. Follow these simple tips to keep the communication lines open between you and your partner.

            1. Never Assume
            It’s important not to assume something unless you’ve communicated directly with your partner about it. This could be anything from a roster of household chores, to making assumptions about the way your partner thinks or feels about a particular issue. If you’re unsure, ask your partner and avoid arguments or misunderstandings.

            2. Say what you mean
            If you have something to say, say it. But make sure you’re clear with your communication and that you’re actually getting the right message across. There’s nothing more confusing (and frustrating) than receiving conflicting messages from your partner. In some cases, it may even help to write your thoughts and feelings on a piece of paper. By writing it down you are able to construct your thoughts in a clear and concise way and ensure you’re getting all the important bits of information across.

            3. Don’t be afraid of a disagreement
            If you disagree with something your partner has said or done, you should let them know in a calm and reasonable manner. Don’t avoid these conversations for fear of a disagreement. While a disagreement may be difficult to deal with in the short term, an open dialogue about such issues will do wonders for your relationship in the long run. By staying quiet about issues that are important to you, you will only become resentful and angry.

            4. Communicate the good, not just the bad
            Communication in relationships is not just important when there is an issue to address. If you have something good to say about your partner, say it loud and often. By communicating feelings of love and appreciation with your partner you will nurture the love and trust in your relationship.

            5. Make time to communicate
            With work and kids and extra curriculum activities it’s easy to see how some couples can’t find the time to communicate with each other. It’s very important you set aside some time on a regular basis to reconnect and communicate with your partner. This may be every day or simply on a weekly basis. Make sure you shut off all electronics and remove yourself from distractions to really focus on what each other has to say.

            AusPsychology offers professional counselling services to people having communication difficulties. Their experienced counsellors can help you improve your communication skills and work towards better relationships with your partner or significant others. If you would like to talk to someone about relationship counselling , contact AusPsychology today.

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