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    03/24/2013 12:23:53 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/24/13 |
    An Oregon public school teacher says he’s on the verge of being fired because of his outspoken views against Planned Parenthood and abortion. Bill Diss, who taught at Benson High School in Portland for 11 years, was placed on paid leave March 19 and recommended for dismissal, the Oregonian reported. That day, the math teacher said he was given a few minutes to collect his things and was escorted from school premises by police, according to the Christian News Network. Diss is a staunch Roman Catholic and blocked two Planned Parenthood workers from entering his classroom in September because, he...
  • The Walking Dead: S3 E15 "This Sorrowful Life" - Discussion Thread

    03/24/2013 12:18:26 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 75 replies
    N/A | March 24, 2013 | me
  • Seder re-enactments on YouTube

    03/24/2013 12:06:50 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 17 replies
    YouTube | 3/24/'13 | Zionist Conspirator
    YouTube can certainly be an embarrassment of riches. Just last night I found these two re-enactments of the Seder shel Pesach: one Sefaradi, and one Temani (Yemenite). For the Sefaradi seder, click here. For the Temani seder, click here. Please note that these are re-enactments, as direct operation of electrical equipment is forbidden on yom tov. I'm sure there's much more available for viewing, but this should hold all interested FReepers for now. Wishing all a Pesach kasher vesameach!
  • QE for Dummies

    03/24/2013 12:00:12 PM PDT · by betty boop · 10 replies
    A reader recently lamented: I have been trying to get my head around the mechanism of QE. Not being an economist or experienced investor I don't really understand a lot of the jargon. The usual simple definition of QE as "thin air money printing" does not satisfy my need for understanding either. Have hunted for a description of QE for dummies that leaves me feeling like I get it, but with no luck. My difficulty is in understanding how thin air money gets into circulation. So I'm going to do my best to answer this plea in as intuitive...
  • 7-year-old asks the President to “Please change the law about killing babys....”

    03/24/2013 11:54:59 AM PDT · by Wanderer99 · 45 replies
    National Right to Life News Today ^ | March 22, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    Dear Presedent Obama My name is Alexander. I’m 7. Please change the law about killing babys when they are still in mommy’s tummys. This babys are a live and not one chose to die. Please make a new law that will protect the babys. Marten Luther King, Jr. had a drem and he changed America and I also have a dream that Momys have to take good care of the babys in there tummys and bring babys to the orfanedg and other mommys can adopt them and they will be happy. I will also be Presedent wen I grow up....
  • President flees capital amid violence in Central African Republic

    03/24/2013 11:49:26 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/24/2013 | Holly Yan, Jennifer Z. Deaton and Nana Karikari-apau
    The president of the Central African Republic has fled the country's capital and rebels have seized control of the city, a government official said Sunday. President Francois Bozize crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo, said Jules Gautier Ngbapo, a spokesman for the government's territorial administration minister. He declined to disclose Bozize's location Sunday. "Central Africans are waiting for the new president to be named," Ngbapo said in a written statement. Word of Bozize's surprise departure came as violence erupted in the capital, Bangui. Witnesses reported hours of gunfire, and Ngbapo said at least seven civilians were killed as rebels...
  • Rove: Dems must ‘stop scaring’ gun owners

    03/24/2013 11:42:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Hill's Blog Briefing Room ^ | March 24, 2013 | Meghashyam Mali
    GOP strategist and fundraiser Karl Rove on Sunday said Democrats needed to “stop scaring people” about gun control if they wanted to pass bipartisan measures to stem gun violence. Rove pointed to the debate over instituting background checks and said that Democrats were overreaching and pushing away gun owners eager for a bipartisan solution. “This was prompted by the Sandy Hook murders. Those guns were legally purchased with a background check. This would not have solved something like that,” said Rove in a panel discussion on ABC’s “This Week.” “Let's be very careful about quickly trampling on the rights of...
  • Geraldo: Time to Take God Out of St. Patrick's Day

    03/24/2013 11:33:58 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 51 replies
    This is a little late, but still wacky. On his radio show March 15, Fox News host Geraldo Rivera thinks the Irish really ought to take God out of Saint Patrick's Day. "Having been a participant in plenty of St. Patrick's Day celebrations, I just have to say that one of the last things on my mind [was] to venerate St. Patrick. God bless him and all he did, [but] I just don't believe the celebration, I think it's largely a secular celebration," he argued. "More like Mardi Gras, isn't it?"
  • Papal Poverty and Divine Irony

    03/24/2013 11:33:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 24, 2013 | Bevil Bramwell, OMI
    The dictionary defines irony as “a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated.” Well, the election of Pope Francis, first of that name, was certainly that. The cardinal electors, most of whom rarely if ever see poor people, chose to be pope someone who has, day after day over many years. The cardinal electors, most of whom live very well indeed, chose someone who lives extremely simply, even cooking his own meals. The cardinals, most of whom do not even do very much to make sure that Church teaching...
  • Va. man accidentally kills self with gun at party

    03/24/2013 11:33:10 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 48 replies
    Police say a Goochland County man accidentally killed himself while playing a Russian roulette-type game at a party.
  • Palin vs. Rove And The 100-year War For The Soul Of The GOP

    03/24/2013 11:27:24 AM PDT · by Bratch · 27 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | March 22, 2013 | CHQ Staff
    It is a cinch you are going to lose a fight you don’t even know you are in, and for the past 100 years, grassroots conservatives have been regularly trounced by the Republican Party’s progressive establishment elite because they didn’t really realize they were in a fight for the soul of the GOP. Sarah Palin has drawn the ire – and the attacks – of the GOP’s inside elite because she rallied the Party’s grassroots conservatives and helped them understand that their fight against Washington (and its culture of cronyism, wasteful spending and “you scratch my-back I’ll scratch yours”) is...
  • Freepers help me find this film! - Vanity Post

    03/24/2013 11:27:18 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 31 replies
    My Failing Memory | 3.24.2013 | vladimir998
    Freepers, I need help finding the title of a film. The film was from the 1970s, a crime drama (perhaps a TV movie), in which a police officer/detective who was not respected by his superiors was given a case they thought he couldn't solve. He found the suspect and chased the man (in his underwear or half-dressed IIRC) into an elevator where they had a tense standoff at gun point. In the elevator they talked, and the cop realized the man was not guily (IIRC). They worked together to get out of the elevator and were both killed by waiting...
  • Into the Harbour of the Sacred Passion

    03/24/2013 11:20:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Vultus Christi ^ | March 24, 2013 | Dom Mark Daniel Kirby
    Into the Silence Listening to the Passion plunges us into silence. The Word has been silenced. Only a fool would dare to speak. Perhaps there should be no homily today. Anything less than a word out of silence is unworthy of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ; anything more is superfluous. If I am so foolish as to preach today, it is for the sake of silence: a word out of silence, a word into silence. Like Saint Paul, "I am with you in weakness and in much fear and trembling" (1 Cor 2:3). In offering you these...

    03/24/2013 11:12:34 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies ^ | March 22, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    Comments described as 'potential major warning' of Obama's intent A forensic profiler who worked on the disappearance of Natalie Holloway and the double-murder case against O.J. Simpson says he is becoming alarmed by some of the references President Obama is using. Andrew G. Hodges, M.D., who wrote “The Obama Confession: Secret Fear, Secret Fury,” previously said Obama’s statement “I am not a dictator” actually meant, “I am the dictator president.”
  • 'Walking Dead': Zombies Thrive on Weak Economy (Creator Robert Kirkman Cites Economic Unrest)

    03/24/2013 11:08:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | Michelle Chalen
    <p>AMC's smash hit series the "Walking Dead" is one of the biggest things on cable and economic uncertainty may be one reason why, creator Robert Kirkman told CNBC on Friday.</p> <p>"I've always felt zombies didn't really get their due. As far as movie monsters go you see a lot of vampires, werewolf stuff. And it's just now zombies are getting recognized being as cool as they actually are," Kirkman said.</p>
  • Israel fires into Syria after Golan attack on troops

    03/24/2013 11:05:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies ^ | March 24, 2013 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Israel said it fired into Syria on Sunday and destroyed a machinegun position in the Golan Heights from where shots had been fired at Israeli soldiers in a further spillover of the Syrian civil war along a tense front.
  • Zaleski: How about a Palin and Paul ticket? (He thinks he's being funny)

    03/24/2013 11:04:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Fargo-Moorhead Forum ^ | March 23, 2013 | Jack Zaleski
    The best thing that could happen to Democrats in the run-up to the 2016 election campaign is a Republican slate of Sarah Palin for president and Rand Paul for her running mate. It’s a dream ticket for Democrats, a nightmare for Republicans. As the Republican Party attempts to put Humpty Dumpty back together again after the presidential fiascos of 2008 and 2012, the challenge that rises above all others is defining, or redefining, the party. It’s not going well. Party disarray was in full flower recently at the annual meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference, where Palin and Paul...
  • Bloomberg's Phony Fudd Ads Run in 13 States

    03/24/2013 11:03:33 AM PDT · by backwoods-engineer · 9 replies
    Backwoods Engineer Blog ^ | 3/24/2013 | Backwoods Engineer
    Colorado has fallen, and NYC Mayor Bloomberg's "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" is rejoicing. And, they are pressing on to destroy gun rights in other states they see as vulnerable. Below is an image from Bloomberg's $12 million ad campaign that will be running in North Carolina, and 12 other states: Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio and Pennsylvania. I am sad to see this targeted at my state, because many people will go along with it, right up until the whole state is disarmed. WHEN WILL GUN OWNERS FIGHT BACK? (IMAGE: Doomberg's Fudd...
  • Overusing the 'bully' label

    03/24/2013 11:01:32 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 3-23-13 | susan eva porter
    Admittedly, digital media amplifies some of their mistakes and pours salt into wounds, but the behavior and reactions aren't new. What's new is our reaction to childhood aggression -- and our increasing impatience with children and readiness to label them when they make certain mistakes or experience pain. What caused this shift? In a word, Columbine, but not for the reasons many believe. Dave Cullen, in his book "Columbine," wrote that after the 1999 Colorado school massacre, the media crafted the explanation that shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold had been bullied. They apparently hadn't been, but the nation --...
  • BREAKING: Assad Shot By Bodyguard – Hospitalized in Damascus

    03/24/2013 11:00:51 AM PDT · by turbocat · 355 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/24/13 | Jim Holt
    According to Arab media reports that have been verified – officials assassinated by his bodyguard of Syrian President life Heavy security around the hospital a – my mother in Damascus and in-hospital–