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  • The Director and Stars of “The Hobbit” Share Thoughts on Bravery, Mercy and Tolkien’s Christianity

    12/10/2012 6:04:54 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 34 replies
    Patheos/Christopher Closeup ^ | December 10, 2012 | Tony Rossi
    The new film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (opening Dec. 14) has got action and adventure galore, just like “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy that preceded it. But the director and actors who worked on the movie are well aware of the deeper themes that lie at the heart of the work of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), who authored all the original books, published between 1937 and 1955. At a recent press conference about the film in New York City, Richard Armitage, who portrays the Dwarf warrior Thorin Oakenshield, said, “One of the things I find when I look...
  • Leg-Crossing Swedish Ambassador Angers Iran

    12/10/2012 6:03:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    The Local ^ | 8 Dec 12
    Sweden's newly appointed ambassador in Tehran has reportedly upset Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - by crossing his legs during a meeting. According to Iranian website Asriran.com the Swedish ambassador, Peter Tejler, committed the apparently offensive act after a ceremony in which he presented his credentials to the president. It is unclear, though, whether the president himself was offended by the ambassador's cross-legged pose or whether this was, in fact, the interpretation of events by Asriran.com. Photos from the meeting show Ahmadinejad himself sitting cross-legged, too. Armenian website Panorama translated the Iranian website's report, which explains that crossing one's legs "contradicts...
  • French Teacher Suspended Over 'Suicide Assignment'(Asks Kids To Write Suicide Note)

    12/10/2012 6:02:46 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/10/2012 | BBC
    A teacher in France has been suspended after allegedly asking pupils to write an essay from the viewpoint of a suicidal teenager, officials say. The pupils, aged between 13 and 14, were told to imagine reasons for wanting to end their lives and describe their self-disgust. Angry parents contacted the national education department and sent a copy of the assignment brief to a local paper. "The wording is beyond shocking," an investigating government official said.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio ~ 11 DEC 2012

    12/10/2012 6:01:28 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 83 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Greene and Montgomery counties, eight miles northeast of the central business district of Dayton, Ohio. Part of the base is located along the city limits of Riverside and is also adjacent to Fairborn and Beavercreek. The base is named after the Wright brothers, who used the Huffman Prairie portion of what became Wright-Patterson as their testing ground, and Frank Stuart Patterson, son and nephew of the co-founders of National Cash Register, who was...
  • January 15, 2013: Stop Agenda 21 Presentation in Katy, Texas

    12/10/2012 5:54:20 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    Stop Agenda 21 Texas ^ | 10 December 2012 | Stop Agenda 21 Texas
    SOURCE: January 15, 2013: Stop Agenda 21 Presentation in Katy, Texas The Dangers of UN Agenda 21 / Sustainable Development Date: January 15, 2013 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Spring Creek Barbeque 21000 Kay Freeway ( 1-10 W @ Westgreen Blvd ) Katy, Texas, 77449 This presentation will reveal the true intentions of United Nations’ Agenda 21 / Sustainable Development and who’s in control behind the scenes. Video: Brief Overview of Agenda 21:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzoN0IQsTAE Contact Information: Mar. Webster (713) 248-8413 E-mail: mwebster2222@me.com Erin Earley (281) 599-7198, E-mail: eesquared57@comcast.net
  • Obama Elected By The Ungodly [Satire, Please]

    12/10/2012 5:53:30 PM PST · by WXRGina · 7 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | December 10, 2012 | Scooter Van Neuter
    Exit polls show that 12 percent of voters on election day were counted as "religiously unaffiliated." The Pew Research Center claims Hell-bound American voters now make up nearly 20 percent of the country's population, and are typically morally bankrupt, younger, more socially liberal, and vote Democratic. "The ungodly really relate to Obama," said one political analyst. "He lies, he's narcissistic, he pits races and classes against each other, and they realize he only pretends to be religious when campaigning."
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-10-12

    12/10/2012 5:49:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-10-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Fox’s Ed Henry: Some Fox Shows Have Given Benghazi More Coverage Than Needed

    12/10/2012 5:47:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Melanie Hunter
    Fox News’ White House Correspondent Ed Henry told the Associated Press Thursday that some of Fox shows and commentators have covered Benghazi “more than it needed to be covered.” …
  • U.S. to Help Vietnam 'Peoples Committee' to Modernize Water InfoCom System (News Brief)

    12/10/2012 5:41:33 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 3 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Dec. 10, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    A Vietnamese water company has asked the Obama Administration for help in assessing its information and communications technology (ICT) modernization plan, and a White House agency has agreed to provide a $600,000 grant for that purpose. The U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) will fund the endeavor, which entails footing the bill for an ICT contractor to fly to Vietnam to provide "technical assistance" to the Saigon Water Corporation, or SAWACO. SAWACO is described as "a government-owned enterprise operating under the HCMC (Ho Chi Minh City) Peoples' Committee," according to a contracting notice that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located...
  • EU: [Italian PM] Mario Monti's exit is only way to save Italy

    12/10/2012 5:40:20 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/10/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Italy has only one serious economic problem. It is in the wrong currency. The nation is richer than Germany in per capita terms, with some €9 trillion of private wealth. It has the biggest primary budget surplus in the G7 bloc. Its combined public and private debt is 265pc of GDP, lower than in France, Holland, the UK, the US or Japan. It scores top of the International Monetary Fund’s index for “long-term debt sustainability” among key industrial nations, precisely because it reformed the pension structure long ago under Silvio Berlusconi. “They have a vibrant export sector, and a primary...
  • George Will: “Opposition to Gay Marriage is Dying—It’s Old People”

    12/10/2012 5:39:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 137 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Pete Winn
    Syndicated columnist George Will, appearing Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” said opposition to same-sex marriage is “quite literally” dying, because opponents tend to be older Americans. “There is something like an emerging consensus. Quite literally, the opposition to gay marriage is dying. It’s old people,” Will said. …
  • Reminder: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Federal Spending Cuts

    12/10/2012 5:37:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Buy Benson
    But by all means, let's keep obsessing over tax increases on rich people, which would take care of roughly eight percent of this year's federal deficit -- at best.   Let's take a peek at the data itself, then discover how Politico chose to boil it down into a narrative-driving headline:   Your headline? "Battleground Poll: Hike Taxes on the Rich."  Don't get me wrong; there is no shortage of disappointing information packed into that infographic.  (1) A large majority supports the president's proposed tax increase on the rich, despite its negligible revenue impact and high likelihood of killing jobs....
  • American Tyranny--Soft Now, Hard When?

    12/10/2012 5:34:13 PM PST · by crusher · 13 replies
    Pete Ferron, a skillful thinker and communicator par excellence, lends his Shrugging Out Podcast voice to the analysis and not-so-wild speculation about the continuing devolution of the American society with the ever encroaching growth of the American State. Give it a listen and see if you find his level-headed, insightful, non-histrionic mega-plausible glimpse into the future as unnerving as I did. I fear that the only path to Free America is for us to endure a Soviet-style collapse and pray for the good fortune to make America 2.0 more robust than was America 1.0. How that occurs with this low-information...
  • Seattle Erects Same-Sex Wedding ‘Chapels’ Inside City Hall

    12/10/2012 5:20:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Penny Starr
    The City of Seattle erected five “chapels” inside its city hall over the weekend, so the government facility could host 138 same-sex wedding ceremonies on Sunday. Same-sex unions became legal in Washington as of Sunday due to the passage of a referendum in the November election. … But some Seattle residents were not celebrating on Sunday. Dan Kennedy, who is chief executive of the pro-life group Human Life of Washington, told the Seattle Times the day reminded him of the Roman Empire. “I feel like I’m living in pagan Rome,” Kennedy said. …
  • Waterboarding Works, According To (potential Oscar favorite)'Zero Dark Thirty'

    12/10/2012 5:18:57 PM PST · by drewh · 8 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 10 Dec 2012, 10:46 AM PDT | by Christian Toto
    The new film "Zero Dark Thirty" shows U.S. interrogators using a variety of methods, from sleep deprivation to waterboarding, to get vital information out of terrorist detainees. And it worked, according to the film, which illustrates the hunt for Osama bin Laden in methodical detail. The film's crew worked intensely with the dministration to glean as many details about the hunt as possible, a search which drew questions at to whether the team received classified information along the way. In theory, bin Laden would still be alive and plotting more attacks had Obama's "no torture" policy been in place. Will...
  • Huelskamp to Boehner: Give Me My Job Back

    12/10/2012 5:13:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 10 Dec 2012 04:15 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    One of four Republican lawmakers ousted from several key committees by House Speaker John Boehner last week for allegedly not toeing the party line is asking to be reinstated. … (Kansas Rep. Tim) Huelskamp, Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, and Arizona Rep. David Schweikert have asked Boehner for a written explanation of why they were banished. They also want to see any voting “scorecards” that may have factored in their ousters. …
  • What The GOP Vision Of "Forward" Should Be...

    12/10/2012 5:09:19 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-10-12 | The Looking Spoon
    We probably will never get this long-term, and since many Republicans are caving on taxes now this much needed scenario wont happen either.
  • Cuomo Declines Opportunity to Back Hillary Clinton

    12/10/2012 5:07:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 10 Dec 2012 02:58 PM | (Newsmax Wires)
    New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a potential candidate for president in 2016, offered a non-committal response as to whether he backs Hillary Clinton for president. … (Cuomo:) “That’s a long way away. We just elected a president. … There’s no doubt that she’s incredibly popular, she’s got incredible support. … She’s going to have to make her decision.” …
  • Should Massachusetts Loosen Gun Control Laws?

    12/10/2012 5:06:49 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    roslindale.patch.com ^ | 10 December, 2012 | Karla Vallance
    Way too much red tape. That's the complaint of the Gun Owners’ Action League of Massachusetts, a group that is urging passage of a law that would abolish the requirement of having to renew a gun permit every six years, according to the Boston Herald. For comparison, Massachusetts vehicle drivers' licenses need to be renewed every five years. But the league says local police cannot keep up with timely gun permit renewals, and legitimate gunowners go license-less until the cops get time to do the paperwork. The law now allows 40 days for turning around license applications. In Boston, almost...
  • How to print phone pics?

    12/10/2012 5:06:25 PM PST · by ex-snook · 25 replies
    self | 12/10/12 | self
    My family sends pics to my phone. How do I print the ones I want to keep?