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  • Blaming God for tragedy nothing new

    12/24/2012 8:09:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Associated Baptist Press. ^ | 12/24/2012 | Jeff Brumley
    Why do the innocent suffer? It's a question as old as the Book of Job and as current as today's headlines. Many criticized prominent evangelicals like James Dobson and Mike Huckabee for claiming last week's Connecticut school massacre was God’s punishment of a morally disobedient nation, but don't expect such views to change. Scholars say the belief in divine retribution for personal and national transgressions not only goes back as far as the Bible's Book of Job, it’s also a concept fused into the American worldview. “This is a recurring pattern in American history since the Puritans,” said Barry Hankins,...
  • Is something wrong with the FR page lay out?

    12/24/2012 8:03:11 AM PST · by The Cajun · 55 replies
    FR page lay out looks strange on my computer. Wondering if anybody else is having this problem? Looks like something is screwy with the HTML.
  • Merry Christmas, Staten Island (Toy Drive for Hurricane Sandy Families)

    12/24/2012 8:01:04 AM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 24 | Gerard Perry
    Last December, as you may remember, I went to my old neighborhood of Dyker Heights to share some of the more ostentatious seasonal displays with our readers. This year I decided to stay on the island and visit a local hair salon which was holding a toy drive for families who’ve been impacted by Hurricane Sandy, whose devastation encroached into nearly every part of Richmond County. This was an extraordinary event for a number of reasons, not the least being its rapid turnaround. To have planned and successfully executed a fully-catered party with live entertainment-including a DJ and magician-which hosted...
  • (Vanity) Could the Government use Eminent Domain to take Guns?

    12/24/2012 7:52:27 AM PST · by jakerobins · 34 replies
    I know the Gov't can take private property for public purpose and for public "safety". Could they offer Compensation and take peoples guns "for public safety"? Do you think the Supreme Court would find this UnConstitutional? Any thoughts Freepers? I know My knowledge of the law is very limited......
  • Gas used in Homs leaves seven people dead and scores affected, activists say

    Syria Live Blog 6 Seven people have died in Homs after they inhaled a "poisonous gas" used by government forces in a rebel-held neighbourhood, activists said.Activists also told Al Jazeera on Sunday night that scores of others were affected in al-Bayyada neighbourhood. Side effects reported include nausea, relaxed muscles, blurred vision, and breathing difficulties.Residents said they did not know the nature of the gas used."The situation is very difficult. We do not have enough facemasks. We don't know what this gas is but medics are saying it's something similar to Sarin gas," Raji Rahmet Rabbou, an activist in Homs, told...
  • The Madness of Keynesian Economics

    12/24/2012 7:50:37 AM PST · by Moseley · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 24, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    President Barack Obama demands more stimulus spending to avoid the "fiscal cliff." Obama increased the national debt $6 trillion to $16 trillion. Yet the Democrats' 'cure for what ails ya' is even more spending. Obama demands around $75 billion in new spending to stimulate the economy in 2013. "Keynesian Economics" is the insane belief that the economy can be stimulated by government spending. It provides the excuse to depart from common sense that allows politicians to ignore the alarm bells. It is ludicrous mainly because our government doesn't have any money to spend. If the government had a surplus saved...
  • Gun Owners, Segregationists, and Jim Sleeper

    12/24/2012 7:43:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 18, 2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Jim Sleeper, a “lecturer in political science” at Yale, wrote the following in today’s Huffington Post: The astonishing “new normal” of heavy gunfire that took hold in Newtown long before last week’s massacre only reinforces the parallel I drew here last week between today’s gun enthusiasts and yesterday’s racial segregationists.… To understand what we’re up against here, understand that many other gun enthusiasts think of themselves this way, too — and that they see their critics as moralists addled by silly delusions about human nature. They alone uphold honor against depravity: Southern segregationists thought their way of life necessary to channel the...
  • Islamists in Mali renew attacks on Timbuktu tombs

    12/24/2012 7:43:48 AM PST · by LSUfan · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 24 Dec 12 | Unattributed
    Islamist gunmen destroyed several tombs in Timbuktu on Sunday, residents said, days after the United Nations authorised African states to ready a force to take on al Qaeda-linked groups in Mali's northern desert zones. "Since 0800 (GMT) this morning, the Islamists have been destroying tombs again," Youssouf Toure, a resident of the ancient trading town, told Reuters by telephone. "(They are) targeting new ones and the ones they destroyed several months ago," he added. Residents said the attacks on traditional Sufi Islamic shrines were being carried out by about 15 heavily-armed fighters, some weilding pick axes. At least two previously...
  • Figures. Obama’s Life Story at Senator Inouye’s Funeral Doesn’t Jibe With History

    12/24/2012 7:43:00 AM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | december 23, 2012 | jim hoft
    It’s already been discussed that Barack Obama’s eulogy at Senator Inouy’s memorial in Washington DC was a tribute to himself and not the late Hawaiian senator. Obama spoke for 10 minutes about himself and his life story, barely mentioning the life of Senator Inouye. But it’s worse than that. Barack Obama distorted his life story in order to include Senator Inouye in his talk. Jack Cashill at American Thinker reported:
  • Have Yourself a Merry "Lawless" X-Mas

    12/24/2012 7:42:55 AM PST · by kindred · 6 replies
    theignorantfishermen.com ^ | December 24, 2012 | DJP I.F.
    The majority of the world wants a godless and lawless existence (conservative and liberal) and desires for their lawless lives the fruits of RIGHTEOUSNESS by applying godless and lawless means (Rom. 10:2-4, 2 Peter 3:16, Jude 1:10). Even today, just as 2000 years ago the majority of the world still REJECTS Almighty God’s FREE GIFT of saving grace, redemption and ETERNAL LIFE which is found ONLY in Jesus Christ (Rom. 1:18-32). So when Christmas is in the air here in America... is it any wonder that the majority of Americans this season will be celebrating a Merry "X-Mas" and not...
  • Rock Throwing at Jews as a Sport

    12/24/2012 7:40:21 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Unfortunately, this doesn't make the news much, but almost every day Jews are being stoned by Arabs in Judea and Samaria. Here you an see how they ambush a convoy of army jeeps. The bad news is that this also happens to civilian cars, with mothers, elderly and children. Rocks can kill and seriously injure, yet the world media is silent.
  • School Obama's Daughters Attend Has 11 Armed Guards

    12/24/2012 7:29:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/24/12 | AWR Hawkins
    Some interesting news has broken in the wake of the latest push for gun control by President Obama and Senate Democrats: Obama sends his kids to a school where armed guards are used as a matter of fact. The school, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, has 11 security officers and is seeking to hire a new police officer as we speak. If you dismiss this by saying, "Of course they have armed guards -- they get Secret Service protection," then you've missed the larger point. The larger point is that this is standard operating procedure for the school, period....
  • Christianity 'close to extinction' in Middle East

    12/24/2012 7:25:36 AM PST · by LSUfan · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 Dec 12 | By Edward Malnick
    Christianity faces being wiped out of the “biblical heartlands” in the Middle East because of mounting persecution of worshippers, according to a new report. The study warns that Christians suffer greater hostility across the world than any other religious group. And it claims politicians have been “blind” to the extent of violence faced by Christians in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The most common threat to Christians abroad is militant Islam, it says, claiming that oppression in Muslim countries is often ignored because of a fear that criticism will be seen as “racism”. It warns that converts from Islam...
  • Sabera: I was flogged 101 times ( ROP - Afghanistan )

    12/24/2012 7:21:45 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    RAWA ^ | December 22, 2012
    she was raped. ... Sabera is a resident of the Jaghori district of Ghazni province. About four months back, she was accused of having illicit relations with a 24-year old boy and was flogged under the orders of clergymen and local influential people in a field court. This matter drew serious reactions from the government of Afghanistan, the National Assembly and human rights organizations around the world. While talking to Sabera, I asked her what she was thinking when she was being flogged in front of hundreds of people? She answered, “They took me to a desert. There were many...
  • Fennelly: Bucs need to show signs season wasn't a waste

    12/24/2012 7:20:51 AM PST · by 4Runner · 2 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | December 24, 2012 | Martin Fennelly
    Despite nearing the end of his fourth season, quarterback Josh Freeman is dissolving before our very eyes. He had an incredibly deceiving 372 yards passing yards on Sunday. He also threw four more interceptions, for eight in two weeks, or as many as he had in his first 13 games this season. His head is full of mush. Maybe the Bucs should lock him up with a contract while the price is right. How does five years, $100,000 a year sound? Suddenly, No. 5 is a project again, the priority worry. I'm sure they're hidden somewhere, but there just aren't...
  • China’s new military transport plane exposed. And it looks like a C-17, An-70, A400M hybrid.

    12/24/2012 7:17:21 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | December 24, 2012 | David Cenciotti
    China’s new military transport plane exposed. And it looks like a C-17, An-70, A400M hybrid. Posted by Alert5 today, the following image shows the first photographs of China’s new four-engine military airlifter. The large military transport aircraft is allegedly designed Y-20 and, nose aside, its shape is almost identical to that shown in a series of artist’s impressions that have appeared on Chinese media outlets. Indeed, the aircraft depicted in the detailed renderings you can find in this post seems to be a turbojet clone of the Airbus A400M Atlas four-engine turboprop, whereas the one depicted on the ground in...
  • Candles in Solidarity: Christmas 1981 — Ronald Reagan on the Christ child and the media.

    12/24/2012 7:07:56 AM PST · by rhema · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 12/24/12 | Paul Kengor
    This time 31 years ago, December 23, 1981, President Ronald Reagan delivered a moving Oval Office address to the nation. The subject was Christmas and events in Poland. [ . . . ] It was a stirring moment, with the Poland drama the big story. Yet, there was another story behind the speech that isn’t remembered, but is likewise revealing. Reagan had started the speech with a wonderful opening about the reason for the season: the Christ child. . . . At this special time of year, we all renew our sense of wonder in recalling the story of the...
  • Their empty attacks on the NRA prove media dimwits believe their own lies about guns

    12/24/2012 7:01:32 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Dec. 24, 2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    When National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” the collective gasp from the media must have been heard for miles. These pitifully ignorant people don’t understand research and certainly have no intellectual curiosity. They went ballistic when confronted with the fact that they had to share responsibility for promoting a culture of violence and failing to honestly report the true damage Hollywood’s movies and rap music and “revolving door justice” have done especially to young people. The media savaged LaPierre...
  • Ukrainian Lawmaker Targets Jewish Actress with Racial Slur

    12/24/2012 7:01:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 12/24/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    A Ukrainian lawmaker from the far-right Svoboda Party has provoked international condemnations after referring to Jewish actress Mila Kunis as a “zhydovka”, a Ukranian slur that translates to “dirty Jewess,” on his Facebook page. “She is not Ukrainian, she is a Jewess by birth. She is proud of this and the Star of David,” politician Igor Miroshnichenko wrote on in the online message. “[S]he says nothing and expresses nothing positive about the country in which she was born. I can’t bring myself to say she is Ukrainian. Let her love America or Israel, people must not attach her to the...
  • Ben Affleck On Possible Senate Run: ‘One Never Knows’ [Drooling Media] I

    12/24/2012 7:01:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12/23/12 | Anjali Sareen
    On CBS’s Face The Nation this week, host Bob Schieffer asked Ben Affleck point blank, “Have you ever thought about running for public office?” Although he attempted to deflect the question by noting “the state of Massachusetts currently has two extraordinary Senators,” he ended up saying, “well, one never knows.” Schieffer noted there might be a vacancy for him soon, with Senator John Kerry being tapped to be President Obama‘s next Secretary of State. Affleck said, “I’m not one to get into conjecture,” but then said, “I like to be involved.”