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  • Egypt Copts mark Christmas with fear of future

    01/06/2013 3:45:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 6 2013 2:47 PM EST | Sarah El Deeb and Mariam Rizk
    Egypt’s minority Christians were celebrating their first Christmas after the election of an Islamist president and a new pope—and following adoption of a constitution many argue has an Islamist slant. … Concerned for their future and their ancient heritage in Egypt, some Copts are reportedly considering leaving the country. As Egypt struggles with the role of religion in society, many Copts are aligning themselves with moderate Muslims and secular Egyptians who also fear the rise of Islamic power. …
  • Libertarianism & Christianity

    01/06/2013 3:43:37 PM PST · by grumpa · 69 replies
    Faith Facts Publishing ^ | January 5, 2013 | Faith Facts
    We have noticed many conservative Christians these days claiming to hold to a libertarian political philosophy. Libertarianism is the idea that government should allow complete freedom, except in the case when one person directly harms another. While this often sounds appealing to Christians, we see see a dangerous clash of worldviews in trying to mix Christianity with libertarianism. We think that “Christian libertarians” have been unwittingly duped into adopting a philosophy that has much in common with liberal secularists--and is contrary to the Bible at key points. Libertarianism and Christianity really do not mix like some think. Among the problems...
  • Camp 14: Total Control Zone (Must see Documentary on where America is heading)

    01/06/2013 3:35:55 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 13 replies
    January 6, 2013 | conservativeinpa
    I just paused a documentary that I am watching on NetFlix, Camp 14: Total Control Zone, so that I can get the word out on FR that this is a must see documentary. It has subtitles, and it isn't filled with action packed adventure. But hang in there if you are a true patriot. It will make your blood boil. It is the story of Shin Dong-hunk who was born in a North Korean forced labor camp. He escaped at age 23. This isn't an old story, it happened in the last decade. This continues today. It is the only...
  • 'They're Starting To Seriously Worry': Concern Growing About Low Turnout At Obama Inauguration

    01/06/2013 3:35:37 PM PST · by drewh · 120 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12:34 EST, 6 January 2013 | By Daily Mail Reporter and Associated Press
    Hotel rooms remain unbooked ahead of January 21 inauguration ceremony Organizers expecting much lower turnout than 2009 ceremony, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the National Mall Crowds may have flocked to the National Mall to see President Obama make history in 2009, but the team behind the president's 2013 inauguration bash later this month are bracing themselves for a ton of empty seats. The ceremony that Washington will stage in a few weeks won't be the historic affair it was in 2009, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the Capitol to watch Obama take the oath of...
  • Resurrection of the Body (Ecumenical)

    01/06/2013 3:34:53 PM PST · by narses · 20 replies
    The Bible tells us that when Jesus returns to earth, he will physically raise all those who have died, giving them back the bodies they lost at death. These will be the same bodies people had in earthly life—but our resurrection bodies will not die and, for the righteous, they will be transformed into a glorified state, freed from suffering and pain, and enabled to do many of the amazing things Jesus could do with his glorified body (cf. 1 Cor. 15:35–44, 1 John 3:2). The resurrection of the body is an essential Christian doctrine, as the apostle Paul declares:...
  • It's Cheaters' Day Tomorrow! (Claimed That More Affairs Start on January 7th)

    01/06/2013 3:30:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | January 06, 2013
    Cheaters' day tomorrow? More illicit affairs start on January 7 than any other day of the year, experts say. According to a UK-based dating website, January 7 is the day more affairs start than at any other time of the year, The Sun reported. "This doesn't surprise me because now is when I hear from many who suspect their partner is cheating, or who start cheating themselves then don't know what to do - continue the affair, stop it, come clean or forever fib about it," relationships expert Dr Pam Spurr said. During December couples have complaints about partners -...
  • What's classier than a Marine in dress blues?

    01/06/2013 3:29:41 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    What's classier than a Marine in dress blues?A Marine in dress blues escorting a special needs child to the Cinderella Ball. Semper Fi!
  • Scientologists' Alleged 'Alien Space Cathedral' Found

    01/06/2013 3:27:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Live Science ^ | 31 December 2012 | Marc Lallanilla
    A secret bunker hidden deep within the deserts of New Mexico is reported to be the "alien space cathedral" of the Church of Scientology, according to the author of a new book on Scientology. The site is marked by a large symbol etched onto the desert floor: two diamonds surrounded by a pair of overlapping circles, according to the British newspaper The Sun. A private airstrip, built to serve the controversial church's leaders, is within walking distance of the symbol. The entire complex is located near Mesa Huerfanita, N.M., roughly two-hour's drive from Santa Fe, N.M., and three hours north...
  • The Sandy Hook Actors PART 1

    01/06/2013 3:24:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/2012 | LifePsyop·
    As "Crisis Actors" is a hot topic right now, this video seems to be relevant.
  • GOP Senator Cruz: New Gun Control Proposals Are ‘Unconstitutional’ (Fox New Sunday Video at Link)

    01/06/2013 3:12:08 PM PST · by Red Steel · 51 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1:17 pm, January 6th, 2013 | Anjali Sareen
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), a freshman Congressmen, appeared on Fox News Sunday and said he did not support most new gun control legislation because “it is unconstitutional.” Cruz was discussing his belief that after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, politicians used the opportunity to “try to exploit and push their political agenda of gun control.” Cruz said he would not back an assault weapons ban or a ban on high capacity magazines. RELATED: Former Marine Responds To Sen. Feinstein’s Gun Proposal: ‘Unconstitutional Laws Aren’t Laws’ Asked if there was any new gun legislation he might be willing...
  • Bloomberg Screws up on Full Auto (YouTube video clip)

    01/06/2013 3:09:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    YouTube/ABCnews ^ | 21 December, 2012 | Bloomberg
    The video clip shows how clueless Michael Bloomberg is. We may have known that, but it is entertaining to have him open his mouth and confirm it for us.
  • Sam Donaldson and wife Jan Smith Donaldson separate after 29 years

    01/06/2013 3:06:57 PM PST · by Daffynition · 52 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01/03/2013 | By The Reliable Source
    Another power couple on the rocks: Sam Donaldson and Jan Smith Donaldson. The veteran ABC newsman, 78, and his journalist wife of 29 years quietly separated several months ago, her attorney confirmed to us Wednesday. “They remain on good terms with each other and are hopeful they’ll be able to resolve their economic issues,” lawyer Sandy Ain said. No reason given for the split, and the couple has not yet filed for divorce, said Ain: “It’s unclear where this is ultimately headed.”
  • The Scotsman tipped to be future leader......of Germany

    01/06/2013 3:05:00 PM PST · by the scotsman · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5th January 2013 | Allan Hall
    'A Scotsman who married in a kilt, supports Rangers, likes white pudding and drinks Irn-Bru is now being tipped as the possible ruler of Germany. After climbing high and fast through the ranks of Germany’s CDU conservative party, pundits speculate great things lie in store for 41-year-old David McAllister, who is up for re-election as governor in the state of Lower Saxony later this month. The son of a German mother and a Scottish father from the tough Gorbals area of Glasgow, he is recognised as one of the leading figures in Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union party. He has...
  • Militia's

    01/06/2013 3:00:45 PM PST · by chuckles · 59 replies
    vanity | 01/06/2013 | chuckles
    Has anybody spoken about starting to form some sort of organizations for the SHTF day on gun control? I know there are some already out there called preppers, but I find most of them a little off. I would gladly follow someone like Allen West, but I'm not to keen about following some produce manager down at WalMart. We need to start vetting our local ex military, Oath Keepers, or cops so we don't end up in total chaos on day one. How many think it may wake the pols up that we are serious or it may piss them...
  • 9 Strange New Laws for 2013

    01/06/2013 2:59:43 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 12 replies
    indecisionforever ^ | Jan 2, 2013 | Ilya Gerner
    On January 1, 400 new federal laws took effect. Meanwhile, state legislatures passed 29,000 bills and resolutions, many of which came into force on the first of the year. Local government added thousands of new laws. Ignorance is no excuse, so start cramming on all the weird new regulations you have to follow as of Tuesday: 1. In California, it's now unlawful to let a dog pursue a bear or bobcat at any time. Previously, exceptions had been made for hunting. Bad news for dogs, good news for bears and bobcats. 2. The new laws aren't just about banning things!...
  • Observe and Serve: RESOLVE to SAVE the U.S.A.

    01/06/2013 2:46:50 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 61 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | Jan 8, 2012 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is clear to any man or woman of honor, that America has fallen from the mortal pantheon of Great Nations. We have, as a people, dwindled into a selfish and self-seeking lot, whose primary focus vacillates between maintaining our grasp of pop-culture, and making sure our prodigious guts are filled. It was not always thus: There was a time when we embraced God; when we would reach out to our fellow man in charity; when we would help nations in distress. Now, as we slide to socialism and communism, where the State enforces a 'charity of poverty', as opposed...
  • Democrat Underground Blames Bush for Obama Payroll Tax Hike

    01/06/2013 2:36:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is hilarious. As you know, ladies and gentlemen, beginning with the first day of the year, and because of the fiscal cliff deal, the temporary partial tax cut on the Social Security tax expired. There was a temporary partial exemption on the payroll tax. I've been asked if most people noticed it. They didn't notice it until they were told about it. It added up to, depending on your income, it could be a thousand dollars a year that you had extra because of this partial tax. Anyway, on January 1, that partial temporary tax cut...
  • Obama Is Planning A Major Push On Guns, And One Democratic Senator Is Already Calling It 'Extreme'

    01/06/2013 2:32:30 PM PST · by blam · 85 replies
    TBI ^ | Brett LoGiurato
    The White House Is Planning A Major Push On Guns, And One Democratic Senator Is Already Calling It 'Extreme' Brett LoGiuratoJan. 6, 2013, 1:40 PMThe White House's task force led by Vice President Joe Biden is considering expansive proposals to tackle the nation's gun violence, something that is already drawing early condemnation from even Democratic lawmakers. The Washington Post reported Sunday that the group headed by Biden is preparing to go far beyond a simple reinstatement of the expired assault weapons ban: A working group led by Vice President Biden is seriously considering measures backed by key law enforcement leaders...
  • East Islip Cold Case Murder Solved After 28 Years

    01/06/2013 2:29:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Long Island Press ^ | January 2, 2013 | Timothy Bolger
    Raed Innab, 46, charged with second-degree murder for the Aug. 21, 1984 stabbing death of 32-year-old Darwish Ali Darwish New York State police are crediting forensic technological advancements and sticktoitiveness for solving a murder investigation after 28 years this week. Troopers arrested Raed Innab, 46, and charged him with second-degree murder for the Aug. 21, 1984 stabbing death of 32-year-old Darwish Ali Darwish, who had been convicted of killing the suspect’s uncle. Both men were from Brooklyn. Darwish was found suffering from stab wounds along Hecksher State Parkway in East Islip and later died at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore....
  • US fines China firm for illegal export to Pak nuke plant

    01/06/2013 2:24:28 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Rediff ^ | Friday, January 4, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    A Chinese company has agreed to pay a penalty of $3 million after pleading guilty to the charges of illegally exporting high-performance coating to Pakistan's Chashma nuclear power plant, US federal authorities said. Headquartered in Nanjing, the Chinese firm Huaxing agreed to the maximum criminal fine of  $2 million, $1 million of which will be stayed pending its successful completion of five years of corporate probation. Huaxing was building Chashma II Nuclear Power Plant in Pakistan as part of a nuclear cooperation pact between China and Pakistan. Chashma II is owned by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, which is an...