Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $21,898
25%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 25% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Latest Articles

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, 12-26-12 -- oneiric

    12/26/2012 4:44:15 AM PST · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 33 replies
    Word For The Day, Wednesday, 12-26-12 -- oneiric ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". oneiric hear it pronounced adjective of or pertaining to dreams. Etymology: 1855–60; < Greek óneir ( os ) dream + -ic
  • Mayor Coleman on Newtown tragedy

    12/26/2012 4:39:42 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-24-12 | city hall scoop
    Alongside a slew of Hollywood celebrities, mayors such as New York’s Michael Bloomberg, Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel and St. Paul’s own Chris Coleman are calling for more gun control and taking the NRA to task for calling for armed guards in every school. Coleman, a vice president of the National League of Cities, released the following statement on the Newtown, Conn. tragedy on Friday, Dec. 21. "On the day when we’re still burying children killed in Newtown, CT, the NRA has the audacity to say the answer is more guns and more violence that exposes our children to unprecedented dangers. As...
  • New York newspaper faces backlash after publishing map of gun permit holders

    12/26/2012 4:37:45 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published December 25, 2012
    <p>A local New York newspaper is drawing the ire of its readers after publishing an interactive map that shows the names and addresses of thousands of residents who have handgun permits.</p>
  • Seven Things Parents Can Do Post-Newtown Without Government

    12/26/2012 4:33:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    These simple common-sense steps are adapted from a post I published on my blog after the horrific Newtown, Conn., massacre. Our hearts ache, but we are not completely helpless or hopeless in the face of evil and the unknown. And we are not alone. This Christmas, cherish life, keep faith and practice self-empowerment.7. Teach our kids about the acts of heroes in times of crisis. Tell them about Newtown teacher Vicki Soto's self-sacrifice and bravery. Tell them about Clackamas mall shopper Nick Meli, a concealed-carry permit-holder whose quick action may have prevented additional deaths. Tell them about Family Research Council...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/26/12)[Prayer]

    12/26/2012 4:32:53 AM PST · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/26/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures My Beloved...Dodi LiSong Of Songs 2:16 (and Others) "My beloved is mine and I am his."
  • NRA wrong about armed guards in schools

    12/26/2012 4:32:36 AM PST · by Perseverando · 29 replies
    WND ^ | December 25, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah doesn't want more guns in the hands of government NRA leader Wayne LaPierre says that the key to prevention of future school massacres like the one in Newtown, Conn., is for the government to post armed guards in every school in America. Let me disagree with my good friend and fellow Second Amendment supporter. In fact, I believe that is exactly the wrong prescription. America doesn’t need more police. America doesn’t need a “civilian national security force,” as Barack Obama has suggested. And America certainly doesn’t need more firearms in the hands of the government – local,...
  • Residents return home after NY fatal shooting (Webster NY)

    12/26/2012 4:26:42 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/26/2012 | NA
    WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) — Residents of a suburban Rochester, N.Y., neighborhood gutted by a fire set by a man who gunned down four volunteer firefighters have been allowed to return to their homes. Local media outlets report that authorities began letting homeowners return to their properties in Webster on Tuesday, a day after 62-year-old William Spengler shot four firefighters, killing two, after setting the pre-dawn blaze that destroyed seven homes along Lake Ontario and damaged two others.
  • Pro-Life Catholic Group [Priests for Life] Wins HHS Mandate Exemption in Court

    12/26/2012 4:24:33 AM PST · by rhema · 8 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 12/24/12 | Steven Ertelt
    In another victory for pro-life advocates challenging the pro-abortion HHS mandate in Obamacare, a pro-life Catholic group has won a legal battle in court to get an exemption from having to comply with the mandate. The new mandate compels religious employers to pay for and refer employees for birth control, abortion-causing drugs and contraception in violation of employers’ religious beliefs. On Thursday, pro-life attorneys Robert Muise and David Yerushalmi presented oral argument in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn) in support of Priests for Life’s request that the court immediately halt the enforcement...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Makemake of the Outer Solar System

    12/26/2012 3:49:45 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | December 26, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Makemake is one of the largest objects known in the outer Solar System. Pronounced MAH-kay MAH-kay, this Kuiper belt object is about two-thirds the size of Pluto, orbits the Sun only slightly further out than Pluto, and appears only slightly dimmer than Pluto. Makemake, however, has an orbit much more tilted to the ecliptic plane of the planets than Pluto. Discovered by a team led by Mike Brown (Caltech) in 2005, the outer Solar System orb was officially named Makemake for the creator of humanity in the Rapa Nui mythology of Easter Island. In 2008, Makemake was classified as...
  • Anyone disturbed by "The Hobbit" film?

    12/26/2012 3:46:05 AM PST · by LinnieBeth · 83 replies
    12-26-12 | LinnieBeth
    We went to see The Hobbit yesterday and we thought it was awful. Been surprised that since it's release there haven't been any posts to the Hole. Are you all disgusted with Part 1?
  • Today's Toons 12/26/12

    12/26/2012 3:31:44 AM PST · by pookie18 · 8 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 12/26/12 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Israel to build 942 more homes in east Jerusalem [Shove it Obama & Hillary & U.N.!]

    12/26/2012 3:16:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    wral.com ^ | 12/25/12 | Amy Teibel
    Israel has advanced the process of building 942 more settler homes in east Jerusalem under a new fast-track plan to tighten its grip on the territory, which the Palestinians claim as the capital of a future state. A government planning committee on Monday moved the project to the advanced stage of asking contractors to submit bids to build them, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. Once a bid is awarded, construction can begin on the project in the Gilo area, though it can take months, if not longer, to reach that point. An additional 300 units can be built after further...
  • The NOT Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 26, 2012

    12/26/2012 3:03:53 AM PST · by sneakers · 8 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • DC hotels less busy for Obama's 2nd inauguration

    12/26/2012 2:42:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    SRN NEWS ^ | 12/25/12
    Visitors coming to the nation's capital for President Barack Obama's second inauguration can't stay in the one place President Ronald Reagan's family once called an eight-star hotel. That spot is the White House, and it's booked for the next four years. Still, inauguration-goers have a range of lodging options —from crashing on a friend's couch to rooms that cost thousands of dollars a night. With second inaugurations tending to draw fewer spectators, finding a place to stay in Washington won't be nearly as difficult as in 2009. City officials are expecting 600,000 to 800,000 visitors for the Jan. 21 inauguration,...
  • Obama visits troops in Hawaii [Photo-Op for the Pretender]

    12/26/2012 2:01:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/25/12 | Josh Gerstein
    [The Occupiers] interrupted their vacation Tuesday to pay a Christmas Day visit to U.S. troops and their families at a military base in Hawaii. The Obamas' visit to Anderson Hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii was not on his official public schedule, but it did not appear to come as a surprise to those on the base. One patron told a pool reporter that a substantial line built up in anticipation of the president's visit. (It's the fifth year in a row Obama has dropped in on Christmas diners at this particular mess hall.)
  • Obama to Return to Washington as Fiscal Cliff Looms [Ignores For MONTHS, Suddenly Wants To Work]

    12/26/2012 1:49:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    Voice of America ^ | December 26, 2012
    ... Obama is cutting short his vacation in the Pacific state of Hawaii and will return to Washington to resume talks with congressional leaders aimed at reaching agreement on a deficit reduction package before the year ends. The White House says Obama will leave Wednesday and is expected to arrive back in Washington early Thursday. Early last week,the president said he and Republican House Speaker John Boehner were relatively close to an agreement on a compromise to avert what is being called a "fiscal cliff" -- $500 billion in mandated spending cuts and tax increases that would affect almost all...
  • A truly disgraceful president (Mark Levin)

    12/26/2012 1:27:46 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 11 replies
    FB - Mark Levin's Notes ^ | Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 12:36pm · | Mark Levin
    Barack Obama seems to think that his re-election is a mandate to lie and bully. First, Obama did not inherit the worse economy since the Great Depression, but he has created the worst recovery (such as it is) since the Great Depression with his asinine and miserable socialist policies; second, Obama did not save the auto industry, but rather destroyed secured creditors invested in GM and Chrysler, bilked the taxpayers for tens of billions of dollars in subsidies, rewarded the UAW for the union's political support, and violated existing bankruptcy laws; third, Obama has not been fighting two wars, but...
  • Psychosis Triggered by Smoking Pot?

    12/26/2012 12:40:49 AM PST · by SoCal SoCon · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 8, 2011 | David W. Freeman
    CBS) Advocates of medical marijuana say pot has all sorts of health benefits. Maybe so, but a new study from Australia suggests that smoking pot can drive some people crazy - or at least make them go crazy sooner than they would have if they had never picked up the pipe. The study, published online in "Archives of General Psychiatry," shows that potheads develop severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia about 2.7 years earlier than people who don't use marijuana.
  • Obama Cuts Vacation Short To Deal With Fiscal Crisis

    12/25/2012 11:41:01 PM PST · by zeestephen · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | 25 December 2012
    President Barack Obama is cutting short his Hawaiian holiday to leave for Washington on Wednesday to address the unfinished "fiscal cliff" negotiations with Congress.
  • Health-care sector vulnerable to hackers, researchers say

    12/25/2012 10:46:51 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 25, 2012 | Robert O’Harrow Jr.
    As the health-care industry rushed onto the Internet in search of efficiencies and improved care in recent years, it has exposed a wide array of vulnerable hospital computers and medical devices to hacking, according to documents and interviews. Security researchers warn that intruders could exploit known gaps to steal patients’ records for use in identity theft schemes and even launch disruptive attacks that could shut down critical hospital systems. A year-long examination of cybersecurity by The Washington Post has found that health care is among the most vulnerable industries in the country, in part because it lags behind in addressing...
  • Layoffs Since The Election, Merry Christmas edition

    12/25/2012 9:41:52 PM PST · by null and void · 23 replies
    mostly DailyJobCuts.com ^ | 12/25/12 | nully
    Since the election: (Updated 12/25/12 at 7:30 PM PST) Layoffs and closures. Number of jobs lost listed where reported. USA only Week of to # Laid off Running total Notes 11/7 11/13 21,164 21,164 11/14 11/20 35,247 56,411 11/21 11/27 3,630 60,041 Thanksgiving week 11/28 12/4 6,138 66,179 12/5 12/11 17,882 84,061 12/12 12/18 7,551 91,612 12/19 12/25 3,264 94,876 Merry Christmas! Organization Location # Laid off Running total Sector Notes Date Brevard Schools Brevard Co, FL 400 400 Education 12/19/12 Capital Jewelers Carson, NV 400 Retail Closure, no number reported 12/19/12 Office Max Cerritos, CA 400 Retail Closure, no...
  • Hydrocarbons Could Form Deep In the Earth From Methane, Not Animal Remains

    12/25/2012 9:38:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Popular Science ^ | April 15, 2011 | Rebecca Boyle
    A new study demonstrates how high hydrocarbons could be formed from methane deep within the Earth, aside from the compression and heating of ancient animal remains over the eons. Fused-methane oil would be far less common than your typical petroleum, of course, but the study shows abiogenic hydrocarbons could conceivably occur in some of the planet’s high-pressure and high-temperature zones. Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory used supercomputers to simulate what would happen to carbon and hydrogen atoms buried 40 to 95 miles beneath the Earth’s crust, where they would be subjected to prodigious pressures and temperatures. They found at...
  • Lanza family says impersonator behind Ryan Lanza's Facebook page

    12/25/2012 9:18:47 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/23/12 | CANDICE M. GIOVE
  • Talkshow Links, Tom Sullivan

    Jim, Kindly consider adding Tom Sullivan to the “Talkshow Links” section of Free Republic. I think Sullivan is one of the best Talk Show Host on either radio or TV. He is very informed about political and social issues and is very even handed, polite and considerate of other opinions in dealing with callers to his Fox Radio broadcast. I’m not sure where Fox News stands with their negotiations with XM, but this quality host needs support to keep FOX News Talk on XM. There may be “Terms of Use” issues involved with Fox News links; however, there should not...
  • Preventing Mass-Murder Tragedies: What Works, What Doesn’t (Clayton E. Cramer)

    12/25/2012 9:03:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | December 17, 2012 | Clayton E. Cramer
    There is a drumbeat of demand for a new federal assault-weapons ban to prevent more tragedies like the one that happened in Connecticut. If we had not tried the experiment, you could honestly wonder if it would do any good. But the policy has been tried and found wanting. In 1999, the National Institute of Justice published a study by criminologists Jeffrey Roth and Christopher Koper, “Impacts of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban: 1994–96.” It examined the effects of the federal assault-weapons ban in its first two years of operation and found no statistically significant reduction in murder rates. “The...
  • BBC's 'Top Gear' Host to America: 'It took us 40 years to get rid of Piers Morgan, Pleasse don't

    12/25/2012 8:57:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/25/12 | Kerry Picket
    Jeremy Clarkson, a British television personality who hosts the popular BBC program Top Gear, weighed in on the controversy surrounding fellow Brit CNNÂ’s Piers Morgan. Clarkson tweeted on Monday: Jeremy Clarkson âś” @JeremyClarkson Americans. It took us 40 years to get rid of Piers Morgan. Pleasse don't send him back. 24 Dec 12 Reply Retweet Favorite The Top Gear host also tweeted: Jeremy Clarkson âś” @JeremyClarkson Americans. Was the second amendment not introduced to protect you from the tyranny of the British? Piers Morgan in other words. 24 Dec 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Following the deadly shooting at an elementary...
  • 'Odd Couple' star Jack Klugman dies in LA at 90

    12/25/2012 8:54:31 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 12/25/12 | ANTHONY McCARTNEY
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- For many, Jack Klugman will always be the messy one. His portrayal of sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison on TV's "The Odd Couple" left viewers laughing but it also gave Klugman the leverage to create a more serious character, the gruff medical examiner in "Quincy M.E." His everyman ethos and comic timing endeared him to audiences and led to a prolific, six-decade acting career that spanned stage, screen and television. Klugman died Monday at age 90 in suburban Northridge with his wife at his side. His sons called on his fans to embrace their father's tenacious and...
  • WHEN ‘ASSAULT WEAPONS’ SAVED KOREATOWN

    12/25/2012 8:39:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/23/2012 | Ryan James Girdusky
    This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots, sparked by the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police Department officers accused of beating the now-deceased Rodney King. During the five days, mobs around Los Angeles looted stores, burnt 3,767 buildings, caused more than $1 billion in property damage, and led to the deaths of more than 50 people and left another 4,000 injured. A story that has been forgotten since then is that of the brave storeowners in Koreatown who fended off mobs with handguns, rifles and assault weapons.On the second day of the riots, the police...
  • Poll: British Kids Ask Santa For Dads, Siblings

    12/25/2012 8:35:06 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 25 Dec 2012
    the children of Great Britain understand far better than their parents the reasons for the collapse of Western Civilization: lack of children, and lack of two-parent heterosexual homes. A poll of British parents showed that topping the list of children’s most-requested Christmas gifts was a sibling (Britain’s birth rate is below replacement levels, with most non-immigrant British children not having a sibling). Slightly lower down on the list was a “dad” – Britain’s single motherhood rate is 21 percent. “Less than half” of single parents have a job, and most live off of state assistance. Seventy percent of the criminals...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Yosemite Winter Night

    12/25/2012 8:30:36 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    NASA ^ | December 25, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: In this evocative night skyscape a starry band of the Milky Way climbs over Yosemite Valley, Sierra Nevada Range, planet Earth. Jupiter is the brightest celestial beacon on the wintry scene, though. Standing nearly opposite the Sun in the constellation Taurus, the wandering planet joins yellowish Aldebaran and the Hyades star cluster. Below, Orion always comes up sideways over a fence of mountains. And from there the twin stars of Gemini rise just across the Milky Way. As this peaceful winter night began, they followed Auriga the charioteer, its alpha star Capella near the top of the frame.
  • Catholic Caucus:Daily Mass Readings, 12-26-12, Feast, St. Stephen, First Martyr, 2nd Day/Octave Chr

    12/25/2012 8:02:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-26-12 | Revised New American Bible
    December 26, 2012 Feast of Saint Stephen, First Martyr   Reading 1 Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Stephen, filled with grace and power,was working great wonders and signs among the people.Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen,Cyrenians, and Alexandrians,and people from Cilicia and Asia,came forward and debated with Stephen,but they could not withstand the wisdom and the spirit with which he spoke. When they heard this, they were infuriated,and they ground their teeth at him.But he, filled with the Holy Spirit,looked up intently to heavenand saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,and he said,"Behold,...
  • Believing in Christmas from Santa to Christ

    12/25/2012 7:59:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajama Media ^ | 12/25/2012 | Walter Hudson
    I lost the argument with my wife. Should we encourage our childrenÂ’s faith in Santa Claus? I was concerned that doing so might later undermine both our credibility as parents and our childrenÂ’s belief in God. It may not be a conversation that most couples have. Then again, must couples donÂ’t include a former JehovahÂ’s Witness who was raised without holidays. As a child, I absorbed the cold hard truth dispensed from my parents. There was no Santa Claus. Other childrenÂ’s parents cruelly lied to them. The privilege of knowing the truth served as consolation for receiving no presents.Though...
  • 1000x Systemic Leverage: $600 Trillion In Gross Derivatives "Backed" By $600 Billion In Collateral

    12/25/2012 7:55:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/24/2012 | Tyler Durden
    There is much debate whether when it comes to the total notional size of outstanding derivatives, it is the gross notional that matters (roughly $600 trillion), or the amount which takes out biletaral netting and other offsetting positions (much lower). We explained previously how gross is irrelevant... until it is, i.e. until there is a breach in the counterparty chain and suddenly all net becomes gross (as in the case of the Lehman bankruptcy), such as during a financial crisis, i.e., the only time when gross derivative exposure becomes material (er, by definition). But a bigger question is what...
  • White House Petition To Deport Piers Morgan Passes Threshold, Now At 60,000 Signatures

    12/25/2012 7:52:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/25/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Frankly we have no idea what this is all about, because as far as we are concerned, CNN long ago became a politicized, ratings-starved farce, wrapped in a joke inside a humiliation (after once upon a time being the only go to place for objective breaking news), but it is rather funny. The Hill reports that "a White House petition calling for the deportation of CNN personality Piers Morgan, a U.K. citizen, over his recent comments criticizing U.S. gun laws rocketed past the 25,000 signatures it needed for an official response Monday. As of this writing, nearly 40,000 people...
  • Luxury condo building in B'klyn bans smoking by owners and tenants

    12/25/2012 7:52:24 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 23, 2012 | JULIA MARSH and BETH DEFALCO
    It’s fine to flash the neighbors — just don’t have the indecency to smoke. The condo board for one of Brooklyn’s most prestigious addresses has banned smoking throughout the glass-walled building — including in residents’ private apartments. Condo owners at tony 1 Grand Army Plaza — a k a 1 Prospect Park, where residents are famous for parading around in the buff, giving parkgoers an eyeful through their floor-to-ceiling windows — will now face fines if they dare to light up in their multimillion-dollar pads. The only area where residents can puff away is on their private terraces, which boast...
  • No Fiscal Cliff Deal Could Cause Jails To Release Inmates

    12/25/2012 7:44:37 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 31 replies
    Associated Press via CBS Seattle ^ | December 25, 2012 | Associated Press
    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A scenario that police in western Oregon feared came true in the thick of holiday season after two dozen inmates were freed from a county jail that could no longer afford to hold them. Less than an hour after one low-level offender walked out, authorities say, he was demanding that a bank teller hand over money. In a time of budget cuts, cases where inmates get out of jail with little punishment only to commit more serious crimes shortly after their release have become all too common, authorities say. Many in law enforcement predicted this would...
  • Baseball player Andruw Jones arrested for battering his wife at their Atlanta home on Christmas

    12/25/2012 7:36:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 25, 2012
    Baseball star Andruw Jones has been arrested for allegedly beating his wife on Christmas morning. Jones, 35, was booked into the Gwinnett County jail outside Atlanta, Georgia, about 3.45am today on a charge of simple assault. Jones won the Golden Glove award ten times in a row between 1998 and 2007 for his performance in the outfield for the Atlanta Braves.
  • Estimating the Population Size of Men Who Have Sex with Men to Obtain HIV and Syphilis Rates

    12/25/2012 7:23:57 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 32 replies
    The Open AIDS Journal, Suppl 1: M6) 98-107 ^ | 2012 | David W. Purcell, Christopher H. Johnson, Amy Lansky, Joseph Prejean, Renee Stein, Paul Dennis
    Estimating the Population Size of Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States to Obtain HIV and Syphilis Rates INTRODUCTION Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic in the United States, men have accounted for the largest proportion of cases, and the large majority of those men have been gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (collectively referred to here as MSM). MSM accounted for 53% of estimated new HIV infections in the United States in 2006 and MSM who also injected drugs accounted for an additional 4% of estimated new infections [1]. Moreover, MSM...
  • Catholic Christmas in Moscow

    12/25/2012 7:18:26 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 4 replies
    Voice of Russia Radio ^ | Dec 25, 2012 | Milena Faustova
    On the night of December 24, Roman Catholics and members of several other Christian denominations celebrated Christmas Eve. In the late hours of December 24, the largest Roman Catholic cathedral in Russia – the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin – was full of people. With an exclamation of the priest, “Christ is born!”, which was joyfully repeated by the people, the holiday mass began.
  • vanity - has any one seen Django or Les Mis?

    12/25/2012 7:08:12 PM PST · by Perdogg · 104 replies
    Has any one seen Django or Les Mis? I am thinking about going to the movies this weekend. I know Les Mis is a musical but I was thinking that the theatre might be full of single women. I like the music in Django, but I am not a fan of any of thr Obamatrons in the film. any insight to either movie?
  • University of Texas law student leads the way in 3-D printable gun technology

    12/25/2012 7:07:57 PM PST · by grundle · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 25, 2012
    Demands for stricter restrictions on gun sales are all the rage right now in light of the Connecticut elementary school massacre. However, a law student at the University of Texas says new technology will soon change the regulatory landscape dramatically, and possibly make such regulation futile. The student, Cody Wilson, is among the leaders of Defense Distributed, home of the wiki weapon project. The goal of the collaborative, nonprofit project is simple: to create freely available plans that you can download from the Internet and produce a gun using a 3-D printer. YouTube video at printablegun.com shows Wilson’s group test...
  • Australian Mosque Posts Facebook ‘Fatwa’ on Christmas…Then Takes It Down

    12/25/2012 7:02:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/25/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The largest mosque in Australia posted a Facebook “fatwa” against Christmas — warning followers that it’s a “sin” even to wish people a Merry Christmas — before taking it down, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. The ruling, posted Saturday by the Lakemba Mosque in Sydney, said the “disbelievers are trying to draw Muslims away from the straight path” and that “a Muslim is neither allowed to celebrate the Christmas Day nor is he allowed to congratulate [Christians].” It went up following a sermon from the mosque’s head imam against participating in any Christmas-related activities. On wishing people a Merry Christmas,...
  • Progressive Professor Demands Death Penalty for Global Warming Skeptics and the Pope

    12/25/2012 6:47:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | December 25, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s almost 2013 and that apocalyptic future seems to be getting closer and closer. Sure we have no flying cars, but we do have a creepy dystopian dictatorship sneaking up on us. Except it isn’t sneaking up anymore, it’s jack-booting its way around the halls. Richard Parncutt is an Austrian professor of Music, which makes him an expert on global warming, who originally hails from Australia, but in true progressive style is ashamed of Australia. According to Dick, he is waiting for reconciliation with the aborigines to really happen “so that I can be proud of where I come from.”...
  • German Laser Weapon Can Shoot A Drone Out Of The Sky

    12/25/2012 6:42:52 PM PST · by zeestephen · 65 replies
    MSN.now ^ | 24 December 2012
    Or even hit a mortar round mid-air before it's had a chance to explode. The machine fires a 30 kW primary laser and a 20 kW secondary laser that can slice through a steel girder at about 1,000 yards.
  • Christ-mas is transcended by some truly marvelous golden nuggets

    12/25/2012 6:40:49 PM PST · by AmbassadorForChrist · 1 replies
    Bible | 2012 | AmbassadorForChrist
    Christ-mas is transcended by some truly marvelous golden nuggets from the book of Luke regarding this Christ-mas event which occurred approximately 2,012 years ago.
  • Simple eye scan can reveal extent of Multiple Sclerosi

    12/25/2012 6:34:51 PM PST · by shove_it · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 Dec 2012
    A simple eye test may offer a fast and easy way to monitor patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), medical experts say in the journal Neurology. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a scan that measures the thickness of the lining at the back of the eye - the retina. It takes a few minutes per eye and can be performed in a doctor's surgery. In a trial involving 164 people with MS, those with thinning of their retina had earlier and more active MS. The team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine say larger trials with a...
  • Philadelphia high schools to welcome students back with free condom dispensers

    12/25/2012 6:30:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 41 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12.25.2012 | Daily Caller
    The Philadelphia Health Department will install clear plastic dispensers brimming with free condoms at 22 of Philadelphia’s public high schools over winter break. The schools chosen for the pilot program have the highest rates of students infected with sexually transmitted diseases in the city, Philly.com reports. All students — even those as young as 14 — will be eligible to score free condoms unless their parents sign a form prohibiting them from participating. The primary issue city officials hope to address with the pilot program is not teen pregnancy, but the growing prevalence of sexually transmitted disease among adolescents. Teens...
  • Kerry's alleged ties to Communist China ignored by news media

    12/25/2012 6:24:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/24/12 | Jim Kouri
    Conventional wisdom in the nation's capital has it that Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is a sure bet to be confirmed as U.S. Secretary of State by the U.S. Senate, despite his alleged anti-war propaganda when he returned from his brief tour-of-duty in Vietnam and his ties to China as a senator. In fact, on Sunday leaders of the controversial conservative group known as the Swift Boaters, who attacked John Kerry's military record to derail his bid for the White House in 2004, said they won't actively fight his nomination as Secretary of State. Even foreign leaders are expected to welcome...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Christmas Ornament Are You? ~ 26 December 2012

    12/25/2012 6:03:12 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 103 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want To Know..... What Christmas Ornament Are You? Click here and take the quiz! To share your results, click "Get HTML", then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Embrace proven job creator

    12/25/2012 5:52:37 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 6 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | December 23, 2012 | Editorial
    The right-to-work movement that has swallowed up Michigan, heretofore the state that seemed least likely to enact legislation that could be construed as anti-union, has evoked a see-no-evil, speak-no-evil, hear-no-evil reaction in staunchly pro-union Connecticut. But the facts don't lie. Right-to-work is the key to curing much of what ails the Nutmeg State's economy, and it belongs on lawmakers' radar screen. The strongest argument for right-to-work is that it is a job creator. The strongest argument against it is that those jobs don't pay as well as comparable jobs in the 26 states that have not passed such legislation. Experience...