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Serene Branson Rporting Live from the 2011 Grammy Awards

(CBS News Serene Branson is live at the Staples Center, with highlights and backstage coverage we're seeing for the very first time. Serene.)

Well a berry very heavy ah heavy do it bertation tonight. We had a very derss derisson by let's go 'head te[riss tazzon loshkovat dah have the pet].

After that, have looks on disaster.

(It didn't take long for the clip to hit You Tube.)



(Reporter Joy Lukachick with the Chattanooga Times Free Press from an interview with convicted murderSam Parker on 11-21-10. This reversal occurred while inquiring about Sam Parkerís military service.)

[And how many years did you serve there]?

I must meet a dream man.



Original Post Date: 11-10-09

Michael Coren Show - Fr. Zakarias Botros Coptic Orthodox Priest on Islam

Fr. Zakarias Botros: Muslims pretend to be nice people.

Michael Coren: Oh, but this is so jarring to Canadian ears.

Fr. Zakarias Botros: And so the worst terrors are very naive who say "[They say that they are very] uh peaceful and loved people". What are you saying? NaÔve!

Breathe of life that we are sin.


Michael Coren: But in Egypt in particular I hear from Christians who tell me the most horrible stories of how they are treated, is this true?

Fr. Zakarias Botros: Yes it's true. They killed people, and still killing people. And El-Kosheh, a village in Upper Egypt, [all the Christian were there were killed].

Like go there, though they shoot the law.


Fr. Zakarias Botros: Islam wants to prevail the whole world. And 911 is not so far from us. This is their ultimate intention.

Michael Coren: Many Muslims watching will be so hurt by what you are saying. They don't want to take over the world they just want to be happy and good.

Fr. Zakarias Botros: [Tho,those people] follow the neocon-Islam, because they are weak now. But when they have the upper hand, they will do more than that.

All be turned on.



Original Post Date: 7-21-09

Chris Brown - Riahanna Apology

In February 2009 Chris Brown battered and bruised his then girlfriend Rihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty). On June 22, 2009 he plead guilty to felony assault charges. On July 21, 2009 released a video apologizing for his actions.

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Hi I'm Chris Brown. Since February my attorney has advised me not to speak out. [Even though ever since the incident I wanted] to publicly express my deepest regret and accept full responsibility.

Didn't want her to say itís just about only me.

[I take great pri]de in me being able to exercise self control, and what I did was inexcusable.

I feel, messed up.


I've done a lot of soul searching, and over the past several months, I've talked with my minister and my mother. And I spent a lot of time trying to [understand what happened and why].

I wonder if I had a way to know.



Original Post Date: 7-3-09

Girl Strangled by Python - 911 Call

Two year old Shaiunna Hare of Oxford, Florida died on June 30, 2009 after being strangled by a pet Burmese python that escaped from its aquarium and attacked her in her crib. Jaren Ashley Hare and her daughter shared the home with Hare's boyfriend, Charles Jason Darnell. The snake was owned by Mr. Darnell. The 911 caller is not identified on the call, but is later determined by news reports from Fox to be Mr. Darnell.

911 Call

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Our stupid [snake got out in the middle of the night], and strangled the baby.

I'm going to live with what I did.


...our snake. We have a Burmese pyth[on, and she's about] twelve foot long. She got out of the cage last night, and got into the baby's crib and strangled her to death.

I released it out. (He doesn't seem congruent. Forward he says the snake got out. The reversal seems to indicate otherwise.)

Update: 8-24-09 Charles Darnell & Jaren Hare are both charged and arrested for third degree murder and manslaughter.



Can reverse speech analysis help us to understand Autism?


Rory Hoy - Autism and Me

We get confused. Fearful. Anxious. Then highly stressed. It's decided because we can't cope, and we don't understand our feelings.

Would not sit 'n argue at work.


When I was a wee lad, I used to collect many weird things. Including soap powder.

I like to see it. (Reverse speech analysis makes his reason for collecting soap powder clear.)



Anna recovering from Autism sings - I Wish

Where there's a wish there's a way.

It wasn't she wasn't there.


Doesn't anybody see it. I reach for the skies everyday.

Can't hear us God. So don't be erasing. I'll be there to answer.




Regina Spiegel - Auschwitz Survivor

And I of course I came out wet, minus my hair. And of course that when they put my number on.

Covered my arm with the numbers.


I could see their haunted faces. And you know what's funny thing....

It an awful story.



9-1-1 Operator

{Extremely distraught caller is having difficulty giving the 9-1-1 Operator her specific location}

(9-1-1 Operator) Ok. We can't look them up with the routes.

Why would we come to rescue this one?

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