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  • Nina Totenberg: ‘I Was At – Forgive the Expression – a Christmas Party'

    12/21/2010 12:29:59 PM PST · by massmike · 39 replies · 1+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/21//2012 | Brent Baker
    “I was at – forgive the expression – a Christmas party,” NPR reporter Nina Totenberg interjected on Inside Washington in the weekend’s oddest cautionary separation from a common description for a common event, seemingly embarrassed to invoke any religious terminology for Christmas. She didn’t say what she’d prefer for parties this time of the year to be named. “Winter solstice party”? Just plain old “holiday party”? Or a “seasonal gathering”?
  • Chávez puts the blame on the US for 9/11

    09/12/2006 4:58:00 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 25 replies · 755+ views
    El Universal (Venezuela) ^ | 12 Sept. 2006 | Staff
    President Hugo Chávez suggested in a recently broadcasted speech that the US Government itself planned the terrorist attacks upon the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. The ruler lashed out again at Washington due to the subsequent US incursion into the Middle East in retaliation. On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Women's Bank, the head of state said that the reason for the attacks is not clear yet, nor have the identity of masterminds been unveiled. The events, he stated, were "an excuse of the US empire to attack the world with more cruelty and fury,...
  • Sean Penn: Bush Is "Beelzebub"

    09/12/2006 4:10:02 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 76 replies · 1,587+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006
    Sean Penn is at it again, shooting off his mouth at a news conference for the Toronto International Film Festival and calling President Bush "Beelzebub." Penn used the biblical term for a prince of devils while promoting the remake of the political drama "All the King's Men" on Sunday. "One could make the argument that George Bush is a good politician," Penn said at one point. Then he added: "I think the issue is how you define politician. Once upon a time, politics was the organization of things to benefit the people." Penn said the definition has changed – much...
  • Baylor survey finds nation more active in religion than thought

    09/12/2006 10:08:39 AM PDT · by Mark Felton · 32 replies · 907+ views
    Baylor ^ | 9/12/06 | Baylor
    WACO, Texas A Baylor University study finds that more Americans are active in religious groups than previously thought. The study released yesterday also found that most traditional Christians reject the label "evangelical" and prefer to describe themselves as "Bible-believing" or "born again." The survey was conducted by the Baylor University Sociology Department and the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion. It's the first in a series on the spiritual life of Americans. Researchers found that only 10-point-8 percent of Americans have no ties to a congregation, denomination or faith group. Previous surveys had put that figure at 14 percent, overlooking...
  • Hamtramck man jailed for trying to board plane with knife

    09/09/2006 7:35:38 PM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 37 replies · 893+ views
    The Freak Press ^ | September 9, 2006 | NIRAJ WARIKOO
    The FBI is investigating the case of a 21-year-old Hamtramck man with a one-way ticket to Yemen who tried to board a plane with a knife hidden in a phone book. Ghanem remained in a Wayne County jail Saturday after the judge set bond at $500,000. One concern among officials is that the man had a one-way ticket to Yemen, Conway said. ... Ghanem was born in Yemen and is now a legal permanent resident of the U.S., Ayad said. He works as a bus-boy in a coney island in metro Detroit. Ghanem lives in Hamtramck with family members, some...
  • Bush to Address Nation on 9/11

    09/08/2006 7:34:19 AM PDT · by Rawlings · 15 replies · 594+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/8/06 | Fox News
    WASHINGTON — President Bush will address the nation Monday on the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The White House requested network time for the speech from the Oval Office. The speech will begin at 9 p.m. EST and could last up to 18 minutes. Bush is expected to reflect on the lessons learned from Sept. 11 and the future of War on Terror. It is not considered a political speech and will not be used to call on Congress to do anything specific. "It will not be a political speech. It will not be calls to...
  • Ky. Plane Crash Survivor Asks 'Why?'(Prayer Request)

    09/08/2006 5:03:39 AM PDT · by khnyny · 424 replies · 8,708+ views
    Washington Post.com ^ | September 6, 2006 | Jeffrey McMurray
    Ky. Plane Crash Survivor Asks 'Why?' By JEFFREY McMURRAY The Associated Press Wednesday, September 6, 2006; 10:47 PM LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The sole survivor of a plane crash that killed 49 people near the Lexington airport last week told family members from his hospital bed, "Why did God do this to me?" but he hasn't mentioned the crash, a close family friend said Wednesday. James Polehinke, who was the flight's co-pilot, can move only his head, and tears often well up in his eyes, said Antonio Cruz, Polehinke's mother's boyfriend. He said the 44-year-old has been in and out of...
  • Armitage Says He Was the Source in C.I.A. Leak

    09/07/2006 4:23:59 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 45 replies · 1,439+ views
    New York Times Terrorist Tip Sheet ^ | 09/07/06 | DAVID JOHNSTON
    Expressing regret for his actions and apologies to his administration colleagues, Richard L. Armitage, the former deputy secretary of state, confirmed today that he was the source who first told a columnist about the intelligence officer at the center of the C.I.A. leak case. “It was a terrible error on my part,” Mr. Armitage said in an interview. He added, “ There wasn’t a day when I didn’t feel like I had let down the President, the Secretary of State, my colleagues, my family and the Wilsons. I value my ability to keep state secrets. This was bad and I...
  • Danish Antiterror Police Seize 9 Men, Mostly Young Muslims [NY Times. Mostly = All]

    09/06/2006 7:05:59 AM PDT · by aculeus · 21 replies · 623+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 6, 2006 | By DAN BILEFSKY, International Herald Tribune
    COPENHAGEN, Sept. 5 — The Danish security police arrested nine suspects on Tuesday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack after surveillance showed that several of the men had collected bomb-making material, Justice Minister Lene Espersen said. An antiterror squad carried out a raid in Vollsmose, a poor immigrant district in Odense, at 2 a.m. The suspects appeared at a closed hearing on Tuesday, where two were released and the others were charged with plotting acts of terrorism. No details of a plot were released. Investigators said it was too early to know how far the suspects’ plans had progressed....
  • British Hospitals Introduce Muslim Gown

    09/05/2006 12:25:27 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 48 replies · 1,545+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 5, 2006
    Two hospitals in northwestern England will be offering head-to-toe gowns for Muslim women who request them, officials said Tuesday. The burqa-style blue gown will be available from Nov. 1 for patients served by the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The trust operates two hospitals, the Royal Preston, and the Chorley and South Ribble. "I noticed a gap in the market and thought that it would be great if there was a gown that helped to preserve a patient's modesty," said Karen Jacob, linen services manager for the trust, who designed the product. Jacob said the gown could be adapted...
  • Ahmadinejad invites US president to live and uncensored television debate

    08/29/2006 11:30:10 AM PDT · by Teflonic · 55 replies · 1,032+ views
    PressZoom Global News Service ^ | 8/29/06 | PressZoom
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday invited US President George W. Bush to a uncensored and live television debate. Ahmadinejad said: "I offer Mr Bush to take part in a TV debate with me without any censorship so that we put forward our views on ways to come out of the current international crises". Ahmadinejad did not take any position to concrete topics like the atomic conflict the Iran. Ahmadinejad criticized that the USA and Great Britain used the UN, in order to force the world upon their will. Ahmadinejad said: "I offer Mr Bush to take part in a TV...
  • Hussein forced to watch 'South Park'

    08/28/2006 3:14:45 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 57 replies · 2,370+ views
    Digital Spy ^ | August 28, 2006
    Saddam Hussein has been forced to watch South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, according to the film's co-creator Matt Stone. The former Iraqi leader is portrayed in the movie as a homosexual who is in a relationship with the devil, and Stone claims the prisoner is being forced to watch it "repeatedly" as he is held by US Marines. The South Park movie was banned on release in Iraq seven years ago. Stone reveals: "I have it on pretty good information from the Marines on detail in Iraq that they showed him the movie. That's really adding insult to injury....
  • Hispanics Angered by Democratic Web Ad

    08/16/2006 6:28:48 AM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 15 replies · 555+ views
    olberlin times ^ | aug. 16, 2006 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    A Democratic political ad is under fire from Hispanics who say it unfairly compares Latino immigrants to terrorists. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee sponsored a 35-second ad on its Web site that shows footage of two people scaling a border fence mixed with images of Osama Bin Laden and North Korea President Kim Jong Il. Houston City Councilwom, , ) of New York asking that the ad be pulled. She said it could alienate Latino voters. The ad opens with the words "Security Under Bush and GOP?" It features scenes of a masked man with a bazooka, scenes from terrorist...
  • Obama Warns of Gas Guzzling Cars in Town Hall Meeting--Leaves in SUV

    08/16/2006 5:18:12 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 48 replies · 1,678+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 15 Aug 06 | The Drudge Report
    Illinois Senator Barack Obama warns citizens at his 50th Town Hall meeting about gas guzzling, WPSD-TV reports. It was among many points made to the standing room only audience at the Metropolis Community Center. Obama spoke on everything from DC politics to global warming. He says part of the blame for the world's higher temperatures rests on gas guzzling vehicles. Obama says consumers can make the difference by switching to higher mileage hybrids. Today the Senator said, "It would save more energy, do more for the environment and create better world security than all the drilling we could do in...
  • AMD agrees to buy ATI for $5.4bn

    07/24/2006 10:49:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 758+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 24 July 2006
    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), the chipmaker that has started supplying processors for Dell computers, has agreed to buy rival ATI Technologies. AMD wants to boost sales and close the gap between it and market leader Intel. It will pay $5.4bn, $4.5bn (£3bn) in cash and make up the rest in equity. That values ATI shares at $20.47 each, 24% more than their close on Friday. Despite concerns about the price of the deal, analysts said buying graphics chipmaker ATI did make sense for AMD. "It's a brilliant strategic move," said Eric Ross, an analyst at ThinkEquity Partners. "AMD essentially have...
  • Nasrallah Claims More Surprises are in Store for Israel

    07/21/2006 8:36:50 AM PDT · by dolphin_CAGE · 5 replies · 202+ views
    CAGE ^ | 07.21.2006 [13:21] | Arutz Sheva
    Hizbullah arch-terrorist Nasrallah appeared on TV Thursday claiming more surprises are in store for Israel. The Lebanese army has threatened to join in fighting against any Israeli ground invasion. Hizbullah terror group leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah appeared in an interview on the Arabic Al Jazeera television station just one day after an Israeli airstrike on a bunker believed to be Nasrallah’s hideout. "Hizbullah has so far stood fast, absorbed the strike and has retaken the initiative and made the surprises that it had promised,” Nasrallah stated of his terror organization. The arch-terrorist added, "There are more surprises."
  • Israeli warplanes blast Beirut bunker

    07/19/2006 3:59:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 965+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/19/06 | Lee Keath- ap
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - A wave of Israeli warplanes blasted a bunker in south Beirut thought to hold Hezbollah's top leaders Wednesday, intensifying an offensive against the guerrillas despite mounting international pressure and an appeal from Lebanon to spare the country further death and devastation. The strike was the most dramatic action on a day that saw Israeli troops punch into south Lebanon to clash with the guerrillas and launched strikes that killed an estimated 40 people. Israel broadcast warnings into south Lebanon telling civilians to leave the region, a possible prelude to a larger Israeli ground operation. Hezbollah, undeterred, fired...
  • Vets drop suit over anti-Kerry film

    07/19/2006 7:43:56 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 18 replies · 1,543+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 07/18/06 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    Three Vietnam War veterans who sued over a documentary about Sen. John Kerry's anti-war activities have dropped their lawsuits, leaving just one court fight pending over the 2004 film. Filmmaker Carlton Sherwood says the withdrawal of the lawsuits shows they were frivolous complaints filed by Kerry operatives to try to block the film's release in the final weeks of the presidential race. "We've always believed that Kerry controlled these lawsuits," Sherwood said Monday. The 42-minute film, "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal," charges that Kerry's actions as an anti-war activist after his tour in Vietnam harmed American POWs. It also...
  • Missile hit Civilian boat off Lebanon: Israel

    07/14/2006 6:03:14 PM PDT · by blu · 29 replies · 1,382+ views
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A missile fired at an Israeli naval vessel off Lebanon hit a civilian boat, possibly from Egypt, the Israeli army said on Saturday. A spokeswoman said those on board were believed to have been evacuated, adding it was unclear if there were any casualties. After initially saying the missile had been fired at an Israeli vessel in a fresh strike early on Saturday, the spokeswoman later said it had been part of an attack late on Friday when an Israeli warship was badly damaged. "At the same time as the incident took place in which an Israeli...