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  • Illinois Republican Primary Poll: MR 35%, RS 31%, NG 12%, RP 7%, UNDC 16%

    03/10/2012 8:19:47 PM PST · by Will88 · 34 replies
    WLS TV Chicago ^ | 3/10/2012 | WLS TV
    Results of WLS Republican Primary Poll conducted by the TV station. Presented during newscast within the past hour.
  • Louis Farrakhan Speech At UC Berkeley Sparks Protests

    03/10/2012 8:11:06 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | March 10, 2012
    BERKELEY (CBS SF) — University of California President Mark Yudof decried Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan as “provocative” and “divisive” Saturday following a speech at UC Berkeley. Farrakhan spoke Saturday during an Afrikan Black Coalition Conference organized by the Black Student Union. The appearance drew protests from those opposed to Farrakhan’s views, but Yudof still defended his right to speak.
  • China and Iran Breaking Up

    03/10/2012 8:10:20 PM PST · by U-238 · 12 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 3/8/2012 | Javad Heydarian
    They say that it’s only in hard times that you really see who your true friends are. What separates opportunistic partnership from genuine alliance isn’t necessarily treaties, but a willingness among both parties to hang onto their relationship when the going gets tough. With Iran’s growing isolation over its nuclear program, China’s ties with Tehran are being put to the test as never before. As the European Union and the United States tighten the noose around Iran’s oil exports – constituting 80 percent of government revenues – and key financial institutions, including the Iranian Central Bank, Tehran is in desperate...
  • Time For Obama’s ‘Fiercely Patriotic’ Marxist Mentor Derrick Bell

    03/10/2012 8:03:48 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3-10-2012 | David Swindle - Commentary
    Time For Obama’s ‘Fiercely Patriotic’ Marxist Mentor Derrick Bell David Swindle March 10, 2012 At Time yesterday, Sally Kohn defended the antisemitic activist Derrick Bell using two textbook Alinskyite tactics: Derrick Bell was one of the first legal scholars to talk about race in America. The median net worth of white households in the United States is 20 times that of black households. Black students in our nation’s public schools are three and a half times more likely to be suspended or expelled than their white peers. Black rates of unemployment have been consistently double the rates of white unemployment...
  • Adventure-Seeking Bees Are A Lot Like Us: study

    03/10/2012 8:03:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | March 11, 2012
    Some bees love a good adventure while others prefer to hang out at the hive, and a new analysis of bee brains suggests some of the same chemicals that affect human personality could explain why. Honey bees are known to have a structured society in which different bees serve different tasks — some work as nurses while others forage for food, for example. But within these ranks, it appears that bees have different personalities, said the study in the journal Science that examined the difference between nest scouts that forage for new food sources and those that do not. łThere...
  • The Other WMD Threat

    03/10/2012 8:00:21 PM PST · by U-238 · 17 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 3/8/2012 | Harry Kazianis
    As the world continues to debate if or when Iran will attempt to develop nuclear weapons – and what could happen if the Unites States and/or Israel strike – Iran’s closest ally in the region likely already has weapons of mass destruction. Syria, in what many characterize as a response to the Middle East’s worse kept military secret, namely a highly capable Israeli nuclear weapons program, seems to have developed a stockpile of chemical weapons and the means to deploy them. And with Syria in chaos, such weapons only make for a potentially deadlier regional situation. As U.S. Sen. John...
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  • The Judgment Seat of Christ (beautiful poem)

    03/10/2012 7:52:10 PM PST · by RetiredArmy · 16 replies
    Complete Book of Bible Prophecy by Mark Hitchcock ^ | Unknown | Martha Snell Nicholson
    The Judgment Seat of Christ When I stand at the Judgment Seat of Christ, And He shows me His plan for me; The plan for my life as it might have been, Had He had His way, and I see--- How I blocked Him here and I checked Him there; And I would not yield my will--- Will there be grief in the Savior’s eyes--- Grief, though He loves me still? He would have made me rich, and I stand there poor, Stripped of all but His grace, While memory runs like a hunted thing, Down the paths I cannot...
  • Obamacare's illegal fee on faith

    03/10/2012 7:49:29 PM PST · by tobyhill · 2 replies
    washington Examiner ^ | 3/10/2012 | Rep. Marsha Blackburn
    During the debate over Obamacare, President Obama repeatedly told us that "if you like what you have ... you can keep it." But the new Department of Health and Human Services birth control mandate that erodes religious liberty breaks his promise. For the first time in history, our government is taking away the right of individuals to abide by their deeply held religious convictions. The administration continues to peddle the lie that a "compromise" has been reached to protect our First Amendment rights. But mainstream newspapers across the country say Obama's sidestep is nothing more than a phony accounting gimmick....
  • Santorum Blasts Gingrich Over 'Romneycare'

    03/10/2012 7:48:30 PM PST · by Steelfish · 235 replies
    CNN ^ | March 10, 2012 | Chris Welch
    Santorum Blasts Gingrich Over 'Romneycare' Chris Welch Springfield, Missouri (CNN) – It's a common aspect of Republican Rick Santorum's stump: attacking Mitt Romney for creating - and then "recommending" - "Romneycare" to President Barack Obama. But Saturday, fresh off his projected win in the Kansas caucuses, Santorum added that GOP presidential rival Newt Gingrich is "honestly not a whole lot better." "For 20 years when I was pushing medical savings accounts, he was pushing a federal mandate for health insurance," Santorum said. "And when 'Romneycare' passed, he sent out a glowing statement talking about how this wonderful bill had just...
  • The left loses a piece of its soul

    03/10/2012 7:40:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Vallejo Times Herald ^ | March 10, 2012 | Jack F.K. Bungart
    On paper, it was a great week for the left. On paper, Rush Limbaugh swallowed hard and finally did get that piece of humble pie to go down. On paper -- and HBO -- the cool kids, it turns out, aren't finished piling on Sarah Palin. On paper, Newt Gingrich is still in love with the sound of his own voice, Rick Santorum still sees delegate math as one of those things only college snobs care about, Ron Paul is still the crazy uncle you left up in the attic, and what's left of a torn and tattered Mitt Romney...
  • Ex-teacher’s aide in abuse rap: Pay me!

    03/10/2012 7:38:34 PM PST · by massmike · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 03/10/2012 | John Zaremba
    A fired teacher’s aide charged with exposing himself to an autistic student is trying to cash in on taxpayer-funded unemployment benefits, the Herald has learned. LaShawn Hill, 33, filed for jobless pay in mid-January, school officials confirmed yesterday — news that left parents of his former students dumbfounded. “It’s really disgusting that he would have the nerve. I know he has a wife and children, and I feel really bad for them. Terrible for them,” said Rebecca MacDonald, whose son was among Hill’s students at the Harbor Pilot School in Dorchester. “But for him to have the nerve to apply...
  • KANSAS 99%: Santorum 51% Romney 21% Gingrich 14% Paul 13%

    03/10/2012 7:38:32 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    March 10, 2012
    KANSAS 99% VOTE: Santorum 51% Romney 21% Gingrich 14% Paul 13%
  • Island Nation May Move Population to Fiji Due to Climate Change

    03/10/2012 7:34:15 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News/AP ^ | March 10, 2012 | Rachel Bogart
    According to the Associated Press, with the fear climate change could wipe out the country, leaders of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati are considering moving its population to Fiji. Kiribati President Anote Tong and his government Cabinet have backed a plan to purchase close to 6,000 acres on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. Rising sea levels blamed on global warming are threatening to cover the island. * The CIA World Factbook reports the country's population in July is estimated to be 101,998.
  • Hearings first step to firing educators (cheating Atlanta perps hard to get rid of)

    03/10/2012 7:31:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    AJC ^ | 3/09/12 | Jaime Sarrio
    Hearings first step to firing educators9 accused Atlanta educators to go before tribunals next week By Jaime Sarrio The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 5:38 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2012 Atlanta Public Schools next week will hold the first in a series of hearings necessary to fire educators accused of cheating, the district confirmed Thursday. After months of delay and millions spent in payroll and legal expenses, nine educators suspected of some of the most egregious of the school system’s widespread test cheating are scheduled to go before a tribunal. For the school district, it’s a chance to bring resolution to a case...
  • Remarkable and Lesser Known Insights by CS Lewis on the Loss of Faith in the West

    03/10/2012 7:20:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 3/7/12 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the lesser known and lesser read works of CS Lewis is his correspondence with Rev. Fr. Don Giovanni Calabria. Few indeed have read them since they were written in Latin. And though an English translation was published in 1998, I know few who have ever heard of these letters. The full collection of these letter is here: The Latin Letters of CS LewisIn these letters, there are some very important insights that CS Lewis offers for the loss of faith in Europe that was already well underway in the 1950s when the letters were exchanged. Indeed I would...
  • Hey Hansen! Where’s the Beef !?

    03/10/2012 7:14:05 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | March 8, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    In June 1986, Dr. James Hansen made a prediction to an AP newspaper reporter, which was carried in Oxnard, CA, of a 2 degree temperature rise by 2006. This was two years before, almost to the day before he and Senator Tim Wirth duped a bunch of Washington legislators with stagecraft on a hot June day by turning off the a/c in the hearing room while complaining about global warming and urging the need for “immediate action” (translation: cash). Like Dr. Hansen’s 20 year sea level prediction, it hasn’t come true. In honor of the 80′s, when a popular TV...
  • VISIONS OF DEATH, TALES OF MERCY A Continent of Contradictions

    03/10/2012 7:13:38 PM PST · by LadyDoc · 3 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | Jan Feb 2012 | M.P. Summers
    It has been nearly five years since I bade farewell to El Fasher, the provincial capital of North Darfur... There is, I have been told, an Eastern Orthodox tradition that glorifies the ascetic and contemplative serenity that is found in the wilderness in general and the desert in particular. When I reflect on the sand-swept austerity of Darfur and the spiritual wealth that abounded there, I begin to comprehend that wisdom.... (in a talk with a peacekeeper from Rwanda, the author is told) “Our horror started through hate and indifference. It has ended with love and forgiveness. That is a...
  • A view of climate “on the ground” from a reporter who was there at the beginning

    Elevated from a comment Theodore White says: March 8, 2012 at 5:04 pmLet’s clarify a few things on another of Anthony’s excellent posts, like this one ‘Hey Hansen! Where’s the Beef !?’ –It’s lengthy, but gives the view of a person who was there on the ground, covering climate science and global warming in the late 1980s – years before the AGW mania took off.I worked as a journalist in the late 1980s in Colorado, home state of Senator Tim Wirth. I had interviewed him several times on other topics. As part of my general assignment beat, I also covered...
  • Station Churches of the Early Church

    03/10/2012 7:04:51 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | 3/8/12 | Ann Schneible
    American Seminarian Reflects On How All Christians are United in ChristROME, MARCH 8, 2012 ( All seminarians who are called to receive their seminary training in Rome have the unique opportunity to reflect upon the universality of the Church, and the unity of Christians throughout the ages. Nearly every morning of Lent, seminarians and priests from the Pontifical North American College visit one of the Lenten station churches, following a tradition which goes back to the early Church. This week, seminarians and priests visited churches dedicated to the early martyrs. John Connaughton, a seminarian of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut,...