- the act or an instance of motivating.
- the state or condition of being motivated.
- something that motivates; inducement; incentive.
Even a little would be nice.
|1.||the normal, non warring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.|
|2.||an agreement or treaty between warring or antagonistic nations, groups, etc., to end hostilities and abstain from further fighting or antagonism: the Peace of Ryswick.|
|3.||a state of mutual harmony between people or groups, esp. in personal relations: Try to live in peace with your neighbors.|
|4.||the normal freedom from civil commotion and violence of a community; public order and security: He was arrested for being drunk and disturbing the peace.|
|5.||cessation of or freedom from any strife or dissension.|
|6.||freedom of the mind from annoyance, distraction, anxiety, an obsession, etc.; tranquility; serenity.|
|7.||a state of tranquility or serenity: May he rest in peace.|
|8.||a state or condition conducive to, proceeding from, or characterized by tranquillity: the peace of a mountain resort.|
|9.||silence; stillness: The cawing of a crow broke the afternoon's peace.|
|10.||) a comedy (421 b.c.) by Aristophanes.|
|11.||(used to express greeting or farewell or to request quietness or silence).|
|12.||Obsolete. to be or become silent.|
|13.||at peace, |
|14.||hold or keep one's peace, to refrain from or cease speaking; keep silent: He told her to hold her peace until he had finished.|
|15.||keep the peace, to maintain order; cause to refrain from creating a disturbance: Several officers of the law were on hand to keep the peace.|
|16.||make one's peace with, to become reconciled with: He repaired the fence he had broken and made his peace with the neighbor on whose property it stood.|
|17.||make peace, to ask for or arrange a cessation of hostilities or antagonism|
For much of the past seven years, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have waged a clandestine operation inside the White House. It has involved thousands of military personnel, private presidential letters and meetings that were kept off their public calendars or sometimes left the news media in the dark.
Their mission: to comfort the families of soldiers who died fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to lift the spirits of those wounded in the service of their country.
On Monday, the president is set to make a more common public trip - with reporters in tow - to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, home to many of the wounded and a symbol of controversy earlier in his presidency over the quality of care the veterans were receiving.
But the size and scope of Mr. Bush's and Mr. Cheney's private endeavors to meet with wounded soldiers and families of the fallen far exceed anything that has been witnessed publicly, according to interviews with more than a dozen officials familiar with the effort.
"People say, 'Why would you do that?'" the president said in an Oval Office interview with The Washington Times on Friday. "And the answer is: This is my duty. The president is commander in chief, but the president is often comforter in chief, as well. It is my duty to be - to try to comfort as best as I humanly can a loved one who is in anguish.
Mr. Bush, for instance, has sent personal letters to the families of every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice. The task, along with meeting family members of troops killed in action, has been so wrenching - balancing the anger, grief and pride of families coping with the loss symbolized by a flag-draped coffin - that the president often leaned on his wife, Laura, for emotional support.
"I lean on the Almighty and Laura," Mr. Bush said in the interview. "She has been very reassuring, very calming."
Mr. Bush also has met privately with more than 500 families of troops killed in action and with more than 950 wounded veterans, according to White House spokesman Carlton Carroll. Many of those meetings were outside the presence of the news media at the White House or at private sessions during official travel stops, officials said.
The first lady said those private visits, many of which she also attended, took a heavy emotional toll, not just on the president, but on her as well.
|1.||any of the numerous fine, usually cylindrical, keratinous filaments growing from the skin of humans and animals; a pilus.|
|2.||an aggregate of such filaments, as that covering the human head or forming the coat of most mammals.|
|3.||a similar fine, filamentous outgrowth from the body of insects, spiders, etc.|
|4.||Botany. a filamentous outgrowth of the epidermis.|
|5.||cloth made of hair from animals, as camel and alpaca.|
|6.||a very small amount, degree, measure, magnitude, etc.; a fraction, as of time or space: He lost the race by a hair.|
|7.||get in someone's hair, Slang. to annoy or bother someone: Their snobbishness gets in my hair.|
|8.||hair of the dog, Informal. a drink of liquor, supposed to relieve a hangover: Even a hair of the dog didn't help his aching head. Also, hair of the dog that bit one.|
|9.||let one's hair down, Informal. |
|10.||make one's hair stand on end, to strike or fill with horror; terrify: The tales of the jungle made our hair stand on end.|
|11.||split hairs, to make unnecessarily fine or petty distinctions: To argue about whether they arrived at two o'clock or at 2:01 is just splitting hairs.|
|12.||tear one's hair, to manifest extreme anxiety, grief, or anger: He's tearing his hair over the way he was treated by them. Also, tear one's hair out.|
|13.||to a hair, perfect to the smallest detail; exactly: The reproduction matched the original to a hair.|
|14.||without turning a hair, without showing the least excitement or emotion. Also, not turn a hair.|
You Are a Haunted House
You are a deeply complicated and sometimes deeply disturbed person.
You can't help but be attracted to the dark side of life - even when it's pretty gruesome.
In relationships, you are honest and real. So real that it's definitely a little scary.
You don't fake it or play along just to get along. And people either respect this... or deeply resent it
Your life is thoughtful, deep, and even philosophical at times.
You see the world as it is. You don't sugar coat anything.
Facing and fighting your fears is important to you. You believe that too much of life is whitewashed.
You're not too morbid... you just believe that you can't enjoy life without exorcising a few demons first!
At your best, you are brave, intense, and fearless.
Not only do you face the abyss head on - you challenge your friends to do the same.
At your worst, you are depressed and morose.
If you're not careful, your thoughts take over your mind... and they aren't pretty!
Joseph Martin Luther Gardner was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. Friday in the state's death chamber in Columbia. He did not make a final statement, but did mouth the words "Thank you. I'm OK," to a relative who witnessed his death.
Gardner was convicted in the 1992 kidnapping, rape and slaying of 25-year-old Melissa "Missi" McLauchlin.
Police said Gardner and his co-defendants decided to kill a white woman as retribution for slavery. But the victim's family and Gardner's attorneys say they don't think the killing had anything to do with racial revenge. Source.
|1.||doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention: to speak with ambiguity; an ambiguity of manner.|
|2.||an unclear, indefinite, or equivocal word, expression, meaning, etc.: a contract free of ambiguities; the ambiguities of modern poetry.|
DENARD Manns, convicted of robbing, raping and murdering a US Army soldier in her home while on parole almost exactly 10 years ago, has been executed in Texas.He was crying about about a fair trial?!? What about his victim's fair trial? This convict also converted to Islam while spending his time waiting on the appeals process.
Manns, a 42-year-old African-American with an extensive criminal record, was put to death by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 6:24 pm Thursday (11. 24am AEDT today), according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Manns was condemned for fatally shooting 26-year-old Michelle Robson of Fort Hood, Texas, in the head and chest after sexually assaulting her.
He had been on parole from a previous armed robbery conviction in New York state when he committed the crime on November 18, 1998.
Ms Robson was found half-naked in her bathtub, after being shot five times.
The Texas public prosecutor's office said DNA analysis showed Manns had raped the victim.
Fingerprint evidence on the murder weapon further implicated him in the crime.
After the murder he fled the apartment in Robson's car, taking her jewelry and credit cards.
Manns was convicted in 2002, and refused to appear at the subsequent punishment phase of his trial.
In his last statement, Manns criticised his own lawyers, who he said "purposely denied me a fair trial". Source
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A man who went on a murderous rampage against the family of his ex-girlfriend was executed Wednesday after he apologized and asked his family to pray for him.
George Whitaker III, who killed a 16-year-old girl and seriously wounded her mother and 5-year-old sister in 1994, was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. CST, eight minutes after lethal drugs began flowing into his body. Source
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A parolee convicted of using coat hangers to strangle a 65-year-old mentally ill man in Fort Worth -- has been executed tonight.
Elkie Lee Taylor was condemned for killing Otis Flake.
In his last statement, Taylor said: "You ain't got to worry about nothing" to an aunt and a couple of friends.
He said: "I am going home. I hope to see all of y'all one day. Lord have mercy on my soul."
Then Taylor looked through another death chamber window relatives of his victim were standing and told them, "Stay strong. It's bad to see a man get murdered for something he didn't do. But I am taking it like a man, like a warrior. I am going home to Jesus." Source
PHOENIX -- If she had to give the rabid fox that bit her a nickname, Michelle Felicetta would call it "Thrasher."Beware of foxes that make eye contact.
Felicetta was hiking a three-mile loop of trail at the base of Granite Mountain in Prescott, Ariz., on Monday when the fox approached her on the trail just like it was meeting her, she told Phoenix station KPHO.
"This fox made eye contact with me and started walking towards me," she said. "That's when I knew something was really wrong.
"I went to back up slowly, and as soon as I went to back up, it came and attacked my foot."This is one heck of a woman who can run a mile with a rabid fox on her arm!
The fox grabbed hold of Felicetta's big toe, but she grabbed it by the neck before it could bite her knee. It bit her arm instead.
"I was choking it with (one) hand," she said. "I was trying (to) get it off … Everything I tried -- he wouldn't let go, and I even considered trying to rip him off, but he had such a good hold it would have done damage."
With the fox hanging from her arm, Felicetta ran a mile back to her car. She managed to pry the fox off of her, wrapped it in her sweatshirt and threw it in the trunk of her car before driving to Yavapai Regional Medical Center.
"As soon as I saw blood, I knew it was probably rabid," she said. "I knew I had to do something."
When an animal control officer tried to take the fox out of the trunk at the hospital, it bit her, too.I hope they both recover completely.
"She thought she had the noose thing around its neck," Felicetta said. "But it slipped out and actually attacked her."
Both Felicetta and the animal control officer have to undergo a series of rabies vaccinations over the next few weeks.
Felicetta said the ordeal was "very hard" for her.
"I love animals; I love nature," she said. "I'm very respectful, but as soon as this incident happened I knew something was wrong with the fox." Source