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    Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    Today, General Motors and The Salvation Army of Dallas unveiled "Pictures of Hope," as Linda Solomon, award-winning celebrity photojournalist and television correspondent returned to Dallas to show the greeting cards featuring photographs taken by the kids at the Salvation Army Irving Corps Community Center in Irving, Texas.

    This summer, Solomon led a photography workshop with children at the Irving Corps Community Center. The children were taught photography techniques and then asked to go out on assignment and capture photos of their hopes and dreams for a better life.

    "We can learn a great deal from the images captured by the children, since those reveal their hopes and dreams," said Linda Solomon, celebrity photojournalist. "Despite the fact that they are living in difficult circumstances, they appreciate the things that are truly important in life: their families, a good education and peace. All of those hopes are beautifully expressed in their images."

    Thanks to General Motors' sponsorship of this program, "Pictures of Hope", the children's images were transformed into greeting cards which will be sold through The Salvation Army's DFW Metroplex website, with 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the "Pictures of Hope" cards benefiting the many families that receive assistance at the local center.

    "Giving back to the communities where we live and work is incredibly important to General Motors, its employees and its dealer body," said Ed Welburn, vice president, GM Global Design. 'Pictures of Hope' is a wonderful project, and we are proud to be a part of it. Now more than ever, children need hope and a sense of pride that can translate into higher self-esteem and success later in life."

    This is the second year that General Motors is sponsoring this program. The program has been featured prominently in People Magazine, USA Today, ABC World News and CBS Evening News. Last year, Solomon led workshops in The Salvation Army centers in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida. In 2006, over 30 children participated in this program. This year, General Motors has expanded the program to six cities reaching more women and children in need.

    "We're excited to have Linda Solomon coming back to our Salvation Army community center in Irving this week to unveil the photos taken by the children in our summer program, and to announce that the children's photos will be featured on greeting cards," says Major C. Mark Brown, The Salvation Army's DFW Metroplex Commander. "We're also grateful to General Motors for sponsoring the 'Pictures of Hope' project."

    The "Pictures of Hope" greeting cards will be sold to the public for $20 a box including 14 cards -- one from each child who participated in the project. For more information contact The Salvation Army at 972-438-6553.

    The Irving Corps Community Center in Irving, Texas -a suburb of Dallas- offers its premier program, a child development program, at the Gene & Jerry Jones Family Center for Children. The center also offers an after-school program, summer-long child care, youth basketball leagues, a food pantry, rent assistance, utility bill assistance, a computer lab, free pregnancy testing, a school of performing arts, Vacation Bible School, Bible study, and weekly church services on Sundays.


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    Re: Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    The 'celebrity photojournalist' genre is devilspawn. I didn't think anything was low enough to make GM look bad, but they managed to find it. And shame on the Salvation Army, too.

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    Re: Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    I don't see any pictures.

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    Re: Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    The 'celebrity photojournalist' genre is devilspawn. I didn't think anything was low enough to make GM look bad, but they managed to find it. And shame on the Salvation Army, too.
    A-men!

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    Re: Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    I don't get it.
    Who is she?

    Chip H.

    Former owner: 2012 Honda Civic LX, 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL, 2000 Honda CR-V EX, 2003 MINI Cooper S, 1992 Honda Accord LX, 1999 Mercedes ML-320, 1995 VW Jetta GLX, 1991 Mercury Capri XR2, 1981 Mercury Zephyr, 1975 Chevrolet Impala

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    Re: Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    I was an 'award winning' photojournalist but I don't have relatives in the political-industrial-publicity thing.

    Disenfranchise people I don't like.

    McCain or Juliani. And screw the GOP if possible. Otherwise Hillary.

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    Re: Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg
    I was an 'award winning' photojournalist ...
    I'm trying to figure out if the train pic thing is a step up or a step down, assuming 'down' is possible for photojpournos.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    I'm trying to figure out if the train pic thing is a step up or a step down, assuming 'down' is possible for photojpournos.
    I learned pretty quickly that being 'award-winning was a burden not a help.

    What I really needed was to be from the right family and say the right thing.

    My photojournalism of the railway steam age would be far too dark for you to bear. Portraits of misshapen kids working in factories. Kids doing long hours down mines or in machine shops...
    That is why the pic of the engine driver and fireman after 102 1/2 mph on the 'Bristolian' in 1950 is neat. It shows a driver aged by the look of it about 50yrs, meaning he missed WW1 but was a young mn during the fastest trains of the world in the 1930s ... then I suspec survived WW2 and teamed up with an equally likely lad. The both look loike tet are on top of things...

    I did more wine evenings than I could bear. I like the machinery, the teamwork...

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    Re: Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    Which Presidential candidate's name sound the most like an old Alfa Romeo?

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    Re: Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    Which Presidential candidate's name sound the most like an old Alfa Romeo?
    Just guessing here but is it Barack Obama? (That sounds like a potential car name to me, anyhow...!)

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    Re: Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    Nice old Alfa!

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    Re: Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    Which Presidential candidate's name sound the most like an old Alfa Romeo?
    Juliani?

    Alfa Romeo Juliani... a model known for a slippery shape and sharp handling.

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    Re: Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    I don't think there's a "J" in "Giuliani" or "Giulia". Ni!

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    Re: Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg
    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    Which Presidential candidate's name sound the most like an old Alfa Romeo?
    Juliani?

    Alfa Romeo Juliani... a model known for a slippery shape and sharp handling.
    Except the Alfa's not an ***hole.

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    Re: Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg
    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    Which Presidential candidate's name sound the most like an old Alfa Romeo?
    Juliani?

    Alfa Romeo Juliani... a model known for a slippery shape and sharp handling.
    Except the Alfa's not an ***hole.
    I know some people who have called their old Alfas some pretty choice names.

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    Re: Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg
    I was an 'award winning' photojournalist ...
    I'm trying to figure out if the train pic thing is a step up or a step down, assuming 'down' is possible for photojpournos.

    All that's missing is a soundtrack of a warbling, overwrought Celine Dion!

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    Re: Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    All that's missing is a soundtrack of a warbling, overwrought Celine Dion!
    Celine Who?

    Yours,

    Ringo Starr

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    Re: Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    a lot a knives in a lot of backs...

    I'm trying to work out the relationship between Iraq war and preserving US interests in oilfields.

    You see, if the US had NOT occupied Iraq...?

    And Putin wants to be friendly with Iran... well this would make sense.

    I have looked at photos of Putin and all his demeanour. I wonder what the handshake feels like? The US seems singularly unable to to work it out; the ex-USSR has phenomenal resources.

    I wouldn't to play poker with Putin... those rather soft eyes and very strong hand compared to Iran's leader, if it was chess game I'd see advantage in a level of nationalism, what other major leader will be photographed bare-chested on a horse?

    pawn 7 4...





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    Re: Ready to hurl? GM's "Pictures of Hope"...

    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    All that's missing is a soundtrack of a warbling, overwrought Celine Dion!
    Celine Who?

    Yours,

    Ringo Starr
    You know, that frog who sings treacle such as the theme from "Titanic"....!

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