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  • About That Settlement Freeze

    09/15/2010 9:54:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 9/15/10 | Michael J. Totten
    Israeli historian Yaacov Lozowick is in favor of continuing the settlement freeze that’s set to expire later this month — as long as the freeze is only in West Bank settlements that are actually up for discussion and that might plausibly be dismantled in a future peace deal with Palestinians. “Not in Modi’in Illit,” he said, referring to an ultra-Orthodox settlement immediately adjacent the Green Line, “which will remain in Israel no matter what, and certainly not in any part of Jerusalem.” Israel annexed all of Jerusalem decades ago. And while very few Jews move to and build in Arab...
  • Here's What You Haven't Heard About the Oil Crisis

    07/16/2010 3:36:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 3+ views
    american thinker ^ | 7/16/10 | Anne Kane
    In a video hitting the blogosphere today, real ordinary citizens tell their side of the Gulf oil crisis. Project Shining City has created the thirty-two minutes long video. Embedded inside it are shocking revelations about how the Obama administration and BP are ignoring a hurting people. As this film was created around Day 81, BP had not completed the capping of the well. Even though the cap appears to be holding today, the devastation of 87 days of spewing oil will have repercussions for the entire U.S. and for years to come. Highlights of the interviews: One man talks about...
  • 50 Random Facts That Make You Wonder What In The World Has Happened To America

    07/02/2010 9:59:40 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 31 replies
    pravda ^ | 7-2-2010 | Michael Snyder
    The following are 50 random facts that show just how dramatically America has changed..
  • Pentagon worried about Obama's commitment to Afghanistan

    08/31/2009 8:39:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 521+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/31/09 | Nancy A. Youssef
    WASHINGTON — The prospect that U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal may ask for as many as 45,000 additional American troops in Afghanistan is fueling growing tension within President Barack Obama's administration over the U.S. commitment to the war there. On Monday, McChrystal sent his assessment of the situation in Afghanistan to the Pentagon , the U.S. Central Command, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and NATO . Although the assessment didn't include any request for more troops, senior military officials said they expect McChrystal later in September to seek between 21,000 and 45,000 more troops. There currently are 62,000 American troops...
  • Freemasons open a lodge at Buckingham Palace but the Queen isn't amused

    03/09/2008 5:32:47 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 32 replies · 1,339+ views ^ | 3/08/08 | Sarah Oliver
    Freemasons open a lodge at Buckingham Palace... but the Queen isn't amused By SARAH OLIVER - More by this author » Last updated at 23:59pm on 8th March 2008 Comments A Royal Mason: The Duke of Kent is the organisation's Grand Master A branch of the Freemasons secret society is being formed by members of the Royal Household and police who protect the Royal Family. And their decision to call it The Royal Household Lodge has put them on a collision course with Buckingham Palace – as has their plan to co-opt the royal cipher – EIIR – for their...
  • Prayer Request - About my brother...

    02/20/2007 11:24:02 PM PST · by PureSolace · 36 replies · 611+ views
    Phone call from my mom | Right now | Me
    Hi all, My brother Lucas, (Age 25) had a seizure today while just sitting and talking with my mom and grandmother. He's never had a case of seizures before, his blood sugar was normal, the bloodwork test came out normal, the cat scan showed nothing wrong with his brain. tomorrow he goes in for an EEG. None of this makes sense. He has been under a lot of preasure lately with studying at school and his job. and he has complained about feeling a bit light headed lately and had a couple of fainting spells last week. I'm asking for...
  • What The US Knows About Visitors

    09/28/2006 3:49:28 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 422+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-28-2006
    What the US knows about visitors The US has data on all passengers 15 minutes after take-off European and US officials have been holding last-minute negotiations to renew a deal on the transfer of airline passenger data before it runs out on Saturday. There have been warnings of chaos if agreement is not reached. Airlines would face massive fines if they flew to the US without supplying the data - and they could be prosecuted under European data protection laws if they did. It is likely there would be huge queues at US immigration, as officials scrutinised the tickets of...
  • Man: I Wasn't Serious About Blast Remark (Britain)

    09/15/2006 1:45:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 634+ views ^ | Sep 15 1:02 PM US/Eastern | Staff
    A man accused of plotting to detonate bombs in Britain acknowledged talking about blowing up the Houses of Parliament, but said the suggestion was meant as a joke. Omar Khyam, 24, who is standing trial along with six others, denies conspiring to cause an explosion. He told jurors at London's Central Criminal Court that, while watching Prime Minister Tony Blair take questions in the House of Commons in "we just made a comment 'Can you imagine if you dropped a bomb right there and then? You would take out all the MPs (members of Parliament)." Khyam confirmed it was he...
  • Sky Lights: Confused About Your Direction?

    08/20/2006 11:12:01 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 891+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 9-2006 | Bob Berman
    Sky Lights: Confused About Your Direction? If you lack a sense of personal trajectory, astronomers can help. By Bob Berman DISCOVER Vol. 27 No. 09 | September 2006 | Space Throughout most of history, humanity hasn't had a clue about where it's going. The idea that we're all being whisked through space aboard a spinning Earth was alien even to brilliant thinkers like Aristotle and Pythagoras. The first to argue that our planet is in motion was Heracleides, who in 350 B.C. maintained that Earth turns on an axis. A century later, Aristarchus of Samos earned a lot of laughs...
  • Edinburgh learns that jokes about Jews are no laughing matter

    08/14/2006 10:46:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 808+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | August 15, 2006 | Jack Malvern
    JOKES about Jews and the Holocaust have become increasingly common at the Edinburgh Fringe as comedians tackle one of the last taboos. Some think that controversy over Israeli attacks on Lebanon have made Jewish history and beliefs worthy topics for stand-up routines. But one comedian has apologised after his outburst offended Jewish comedians and audience members. Steve Hughes, an Australian stand-up, told The Times that he regretted describing Richard Perle, an advisor to President George Bush, as “that f***ing Jew Richard Perle”. The comment, in his show The Storm, offended audience members including Jamie Glassman, a Jewish comedy writer. Glassman...
  • Toxic Tides: Another Reason To Worry About Hurricanes

    06/11/2006 1:06:31 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 537+ views
    Science News ^ | 6-11-2006 | Sid Perkins
    Toxic Tides: Another reason to worry about hurricanes Sid Perkins When Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne struck Florida in the summer of 2004, they killed 116 people, left thousands homeless, and caused billions of dollars in damage. Now, scientists suggest that the storms may also have triggered an intense, widespread Gulf of Mexico algae bloom that afflicted the state's western coast throughout 2005. DANGER ZONE. The red-and-yellow patch of Gulf of Mexico water off Tampa Bay shows the origin of last year's huge red tide, which may have been fueled by nutrient-rich groundwater discharges boosted by 2004 hurricanes. Hu,...
  • Whither the Warrior-the Truth About Wartime Recruiting

    06/05/2006 4:39:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 375+ views
    U.S. Army Professional Writting Collection ^ | May 2006 | Tim Kane and James Jay Carafano
    As America's soldiers fight overseas, they are maligned back at home. Our wars, critics contend, are being fought on the backs of the poor, the non-white and the unqualified. They're wrong. Many Americans believe that we have a mercenary Army made up of poor, ignorant farm boys, slum dwellers, school rejects and kids who can't find a decent job. They hear this in the media all the time. It is a subtle, constant campaign propagating the myth of the underprivileged soldier. In the New York Times, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) published an opinion piece on Dec. 31, 2002, claiming that...
  • Chavez: We will blow up oil fields if US attacks

    04/20/2006 11:54:41 PM PDT · by familyop · 42 replies · 2,088+ views
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday warned his government would blow up its own oil fields if the United States ever were to attack - the latest in a series of heating warnings against Washington. US officials have repeatedly denied any military plans against Chavez, but also have called him a threat to stability in the region. Speaking to other South American leaders, Chavez said his conflict with the US is rooted in Washington's thirst for oil. If the US were to attack, Chavez said Wednesday, "we'll do like the Iraqis. We won't have any other alternative - blow up...
  • Spring break all about 'service before self'

    03/31/2006 4:45:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 546+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Melinda Vidal
    3/31/2006 - KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFPN) -- “Service Before Self,” one of the Air Force’s core values, is on the minds of 135 U.S. Air Force Academy cadets who are working during their alternative spring break in areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The project is part of the Cadet Service Learning program which centers on community involvement. “CSL takes this core value from theoretical concepts of the classroom and a training environment,” said Maj. Eric Ecklund, of the academy’s Center for Character Development. “It allows cadets to put it to the test in real situations, meeting the needs...
  • Moody's may downgrade New York Times ratings (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    03/17/2006 7:32:03 AM PST · by abb · 29 replies · 843+ views ^ | March 17, 2006 | Carolyn Pritchard
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Moody's Investors Service on Friday placed New York Times Co.'s (NYT) A2 senior unsecured long term debt, and P-1 commercial paper ratings on review for possible downgrade. The agency said the review is prompted by Moody's growing concerns about the media company's high financial leverage, deteriorating operating margins and weak free cash flow available for debt reduction, combined with concerns over intensifying cross media competition, including the Internet, and growing event risk in the newspaper sector. A multi-notch ratings transition will be considered in light of the company's financial and operating challenges, Moody's said.
  • What can you do about identity theft?

    03/08/2006 6:23:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 475+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Special Agent James Williams
    3/8/2006 - MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. (AFPN) -- Identity theft is an increasingly common occurrence. Two studies concluded that there were 7 million victims between June 2002 and 2003. The Federal Trade Commission number is closer to 10 million but also includes credit card takeover. According to the FTC, identity theft is the most common form of consumer fraud, with thefts totaling more than $100 million from financial institutions, an average of more than $7,000 per victim. Since law enforcement nationwide does not often collect statistics about ID theft, there is no one answer; however, the growth rate was...
  • Students Seek Information About Military, Civilian Careers

    02/27/2006 2:55:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 343+ views
    AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 27, 2006 – More than 400 middle school, high school and college students from across Texas flocked to student expositions at Huston-Tillotson University here Feb. 25 seeking information about military service and civilian jobs in the Defense Department. The expositions were part of the two-day National African American History Month observance sponsored by DoD and Huston-Tillotson in conjunction with historically black colleges and universities. The students were provided information about appointments at the service academies, entry into ROTC programs and civilian career opportunities in DoD, including how to participate in civilian intern programs. Missy Adunbarin, 18, a...
  • Justices turn away tobacco companies' appeal about ads

    02/21/2006 12:28:39 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 601+ views
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court today refused to hear an appeal by two North Carolina-based tobacco companies who claimed California's tough anti-smoking ads smeared their reputations. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., now Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Reynolds American Inc., and Lorillard Tobacco Co. of Greensboro, N.C., had asked the justices to overturn a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that rejected the companies' claims that their First Amendment rights were violated by California's ad campaign. California uses part of an 87-cent tax on every package of cigarettes to fund health education that includes a campaign to discourage smoking. The ads included a...
  • 'Raving About Jihad Is Simply Un-Australian'

    02/20/2006 5:30:14 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 549+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-21-2006 | Mark Chipperfield
    'Raving about jihad is simply un-Australian' By Mark Chipperfield in Sydney (Filed: 21/02/2006) The Australian prime minister, John Howard, criticised the minority of Muslims in the country who "rave on about jihad" and hold "extreme attitudes" towards women, saying they do not fit into Australian society. Mr Howard told the authors of a book celebrating his 10 years in power that Muslims who support a jihad, or holy war, against the West could not easily be absorbed into mainstream Australia. Adamant: John Howard Sections of the book, entitled The Howard Factor, were leaked by The Australian newspaper. Muslim leaders accused...
  • Paper: White House Knew About Levees Early (LA, New Orleans may have been the last to know...)

    02/09/2006 5:06:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 72 replies · 1,832+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/09/06 | LARA JAKES JORDAN
    Paper: White House Knew About Levees Early By LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer 41 minutes ago WASHINGTON - Twenty-eight government agencies, from local Louisiana parishes to the White House, reported that New Orleans levees were breached Aug. 29, the day Hurricane Katrina roared ashore, documents released Thursday show. A timeline of e-mails, situation updates and weather reports, pieced together by Senate Democrats, indicates the Bush administration knew as early as 8:30 a.m. EST about levee failures that would ultimately lead to massive flooding of the city and its surrounding parishes. Senate Democrats said the documents raise questions about whether...
  • Coast Guard team commissioned last year tells about disaster relief

    01/05/2006 8:04:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies · 697+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 6, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Dorian Gardner
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (Jan. 6, 2006) -- Sixteen members of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91109 deployed to New Orleans to assist in provide assistance and security in recovery missions from Sept. 6 to Sept. 21 While very few depot Marines see opportunities to deploy, Coast Guard security teams were called upon to assist in searches for survivors of the hurricane. This past year, the 175 mile-per-hour winds of Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. A storm surge broke through the levee system that protected the city from Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River, resulting in...
  • Troops Should Talk About Afghanistan, Iraq Successes, Pace Says

    12/02/2005 4:42:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 297+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 2, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2005 – All servicemembers and Defense Department civilians should take every opportunity to tell the media and the public about successes achieved in Iraq, the U.S. military's top officer said Dec. 1 during his address at the National Defense University here. During a question-and-answer session following his remarks on the president's "National Strategy for Victory in Iraq" report, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listened to an NDU student talk about a gap in perception between the media and the government in regard to how operations in Afghanistan and Iraq are going....
  • Is There More Than A Whiff Of Truth About Gallic Charm

    10/08/2005 6:00:03 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 3,636+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-9-2005 | Kim Willsher
    Is there more than a whiff of truth about Gallic charm? By Kim Willsher in Paris (Filed: 09/10/2005) It is one of the most enduring and insulting of national stereotypes: the Frenchman as a workshy character whose unpleasant body odours owe as much to his aversion to soap as to his love of garlic and onions. The French dismiss such talk as no more than cruel caricature, dreamt up by their beer-swilling, overweight and perfidious English neighbours. Now a leading French journal has produced figures suggesting that it may be closer to the truth than anyone – except perhaps rush-hour...
  • Bush: Americans Need to Know About Gains in Iraq

    09/28/2005 4:45:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 59 replies · 930+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 28, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2005 – Iraqi security forces are increasing in size and capability, and American forces are constantly adapting their tactics to fight the ever-changing tactics of terrorists in Iraq, President Bush said here today. After being briefed by Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command, and Army Gen. George Casey, commander of Multinational Force Iraq, Bush spoke about the war on terror and emphasized the importance of a congressional briefing Abizaid and Casey are scheduled to give today. "The support of Congress for our troops and our mission is important, and Americans need to know about...
  • Children"s Author: Warn Kids About Liberals ("Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed")

    09/13/2005 3:49:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies · 2,619+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/13/05
    Children"s Author: Warn Kids About Liberals Tue Sep 13, 3:00 AM ET (PRWEB) - Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 13, 2005 - – The tragedy of Hurricane Katrina has exposed an ugly truth about liberals, and parents need to teach this to their kids, according to the author of a controversial upcoming children"s book. Katharine DeBrecht — the author of the soon-to-be-released "Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed" (Kids Ahead; hardcover: $15.95; ISBN 0976726904) — dismisses the notion that parents should not talk to their young kids about politics. If anything, she claims, the behavior of liberals following...
  • What Michael Moore and Liberals Don’t (and Will Never) Understand About the Second Amendment

    09/06/2005 11:52:50 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 135 replies · 2,648+ views ^ | September 06, 2005 |
    Some of the most heartening tales coming out of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are the tales of Americans standing up and taking responsibility for their own safety and survival rather than whining about “the government” not taking care of them. The Washington Post reports that in Popps Ferry Landing, a neighborhood near Biloxi, Mississippi, the local neighborhood watch is keeping an armed night watch to prevent looters from invading the neighborhood. Following the looting of the local Dollar Store, neighbors who very rarely spoke to each other, got together to protect their own. They’re not going out hunting down...
  • I am having serious doubts about continuing to be a Republican. ZOT!

    09/02/2005 3:48:10 PM PDT · by UndercoverFreeper · 30 replies · 654+ views
    Hi, I'm a long time lurker, having posted a few times, but been a Freeper for close to two years. I have had lots of doubts with President Bush for some time, even before the 2004 elections, but I didn't like Kerry so I voted for Bush again. But this tragedy has hit too close to home. I lived in Idaho for several years before moving back to Alabama, and I live in Washington County, and I left before Katrina hit, and my home is powerless and won't have power or oil for a while. Although I continue to support...
  • Gimme Shelter from the Hypocrite Rolling Stones

    08/10/2005 3:16:44 PM PDT · by forty_years · 42 replies · 2,851+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | August 10, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    The Rolling Stones’ music has been downright awful since Tattoo You (1981) – but Mick Jagger’s big lips keep on yammering. Mick, the great arrogant hypocrite, with a net worth of $500,000,000.00, and 7 children he couldn’t give a damn about, is now lecturing American conservatives about morality: The Rolling Stones, not exactly a band at the forefront of rock 'n' roll activism, are taking aim at the American right with a new song on their upcoming album, according to Newsweek magazine. The track, "Sweet Neo Con," boasts the line, "You call yourself a Christian, I call you a hypocrite/You...
  • Don't Be Defensive About Being British Citizens, Cleric Tells Moderate Muslims

    07/24/2005 6:40:18 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 500+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-25-2005 | Duncan Gardham
    Don't be defensive about being British citizens, cleric tells moderate Muslims By Duncan Gardham (Filed: 25/07/2005) Moderate Muslims meeting in central London yesterday were told they must learn more about British culture while outside National Front extremists organised a flag waving demonstration. More than 200 NF supporters proclaimed "Britain for the British" while a similar number of police prevented them from approaching the mosque in Regent's Park the moderate Swiss Muslim Dr Tariq Ramadan addressed the meeting. Controversy surrounded Dr Ramadan's visit after it was revealed he was denied entry to the US after his visa was withdrawn. However Dr...
  • Paula's jonesing for Clinton library (her house is only 17 miles away)

    07/04/2005 6:39:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 922+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/04/05
    Paula's jonesing for Clinton library Paula Jones wants to go to a library - but she isn't looking for a book. The woman who claimed that former President Bill Clinton exposed himself to her thinks it's time she visited the $165 million study center dedicated to his administration. "My house is about 17 miles from it," says Jones, who lives just north of Little Rock, Ark. "I pass by [the Clinton Presidential Center] all the time. I kept saying, 'I ought to go in there.' My friends and I talked about putting on wigs - just in case they won't...
  • The Power of the Holy Spirit

    04/26/2005 1:54:01 AM PDT · by Mellody Davis · 7 replies · 903+ views
    Mellody Davis ^ | 4/28/05 | Mellody Davis
    Hello, My name is Mellody Davis and here is my True Testimony: The Power of the Holy Spirit The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. John 3:8. The Holy Spirit is so powerful it states in 1Corinthians 2:4 My message and preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. I would like to...
  • Ted Nugent Gets More Insane About Guns(gun grabbing weenies take on the nuges nra appearance)

    04/19/2005 10:31:38 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 63 replies · 2,798+ views
    If nothing else, Ted Nugent isn't going to have to relinquish his "Motor City Madman" nickname any time in the near future. In a speech given to the National Rifle Association's national convention in Houston, Nugent brandished a pair of assault rifles while urging NRA members to recruit other gun-packing nuts into the gang. He went so far as to urge NRA members not to associate with non-members, and to become "hardcore, radical extrimists." Siezed by a Second Amendment furor, Nugent then whipped up the crowd condoning shoot-to-kill vigalante justice. The spectacle, urged members to pull their heat and kill...
  • Enough: End Unconstitutional Judicial Filibusters

    04/16/2005 8:21:27 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 737+ views
    When some members of Congress violate the Constitution, how can we have any confidence in their leadership? Yet that is precisely the effect these unlawful filibusters of judicial nominees are having -- undermining confidence in the Senate. Instead of voting yes or no on President Bush's picks for certain federal judgeships, Democrats are refusing to allow a vote to even take place, using a Senate rule that no motion may come to a vote while still under discussion. The filibuster, as it's called, has been used by both sides for over a century and a half to delay votes while...
  • Congress Wants to Know More About NFL's Steroid Policy

    04/01/2005 7:58:27 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 43 replies · 1,128+ views
    aolnews ^ | 3 31 05
    WASHINGTON (March 31) - The same Congressional committee that conducted hearings into steroids in baseball has asked NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue for information about how football regulates the performance-enhancing substances. The Government Reform Committee also said Thursday it will ask for similar data from the NBA, NHL, NCAA, U.S. Track and Field and Major League Soccer. "As the committee has stated publicly numerous times, its focus on the performance-enhancing drug use in sports is not limited to professional baseball," the committee said in a letter signed by committee chairman Rep. Tom Davis and ranking Democrat Rep. Henry Waxman. "As part...

    03/21/2005 3:31:57 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 2 replies · 508+ views
    NRO-TC ^ | 3/21/05 | Tim Graham
    The wife looked at me funny today for fussing about the liberal articles in today's Washington Post. Well, it shouldn't be surprising, especially on a Monday, when a newspaper often goes casting around for news, allowing for a little more indulgence of the ideological impulses. Above the fold in nearly every section (save Sports) the Post signals its liberal agenda. I wouldn't stay these stories aren't worth reporting (or reading), but they do put the lie to people thinking the Washington Times is the one biased newspaper in town. Scan them quickly with me. 1. On the front page, another...
  • Saudi Venom in U.S. Mosques

    02/01/2005 2:06:38 PM PST · by forty_years · 34 replies · 809+ views ^ | February 1, 2005 | Daniel Pipes Those of us following the development of Islam in America have for years worried about the unhealthy influence of Saudi money and ideas on American Muslims.We watched apprehensively as the Saudi government boasted of funding mosques and research centers; as it announced its support for Islamist organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations; as it trained the imams who became radicalized chaplains in American prisons, and as it introduced Wahhabism to university campuses via the Muslim Student Association.But through the years, we lacked information on the content of Saudi materials. Do they water down or otherwise change the...
  • Vanderbilt running back killed over 'trash talk' about cars

    12/28/2004 9:18:56 PM PST · by MissouriConservative · 50 replies · 1,894+ views
    CBS Sportsline ^ | Dec. 28, 2004 | None Listed
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Vanderbilt running back Kwane Doster was shot to death after his friends and a group of other men exchanged "trash talk" about their cars, Tampa police said Tuesday. Police continued to appeal for help in making an arrest in the Sunday morning shooting. Police said they have suspects, but need witnesses who might have seen who fired the fatal shot. Doster, 21, was shot to death at a sandwich shop after visiting a local club with two friends about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. While leaving the club, Doster's friends had a discussion with three other men about their...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • O'Reilly really is biased

    12/03/2004 9:48:02 AM PST · by Canuckistan · 21 replies · 780+ views
    I was just thinking about the Jeremy Glick episode. O'Reilly may be moderate politically, but that doesn't mean unbiased these days. His problem is that he isn't neutral when it comes to the United States. He is pro-American. To the left, that's biased.
  • Mexico Discovery Fuels Debate About Man's Origins

    10/11/2004 6:04:15 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 2,137+ views
    Deseret Morning News, Sunday, October 03, 2004 Mexico discovery fuels debate about man's origins Archeologists are baffled by hominid bones By John Rice Associated Press MEXICO CITY — For decades, Federico Solorzano has gathered old bones from the shores of Mexico's largest lake — bones he found and bones he was brought, bones of beasts and bones of men. Mexican professor Federico Solorzano shows the supraorbital arch from the fossil of an early hominid. Guillermo Arias, Associated Press The longtime teacher of anthropology and paleontology was sifting through his collection one day when he noticed some that didn't seem to...
  • Saddam Bribed With Oil to Dilute Sanctions

    10/07/2004 7:39:38 PM PDT · by me_newswire · 2 replies · 267+ views
    via Mideast Info ^ | 10-07-2004 | Robin Wright and Colum Lynch
    Hussein Used Oil to Dilute Sanctions WA Post and Agencies = ByRobin Wright and Colum Lynch,  10-07-2004 Oil "vouchers" that could be resold for large profits were given to officials including Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri, French Interior Minister Charles Pasqua and former Russian presidential candidate Vladimir Zhirinovsky as well as governments, companies and influential individuals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the report said. Another recipient was Benon Sevan, the former top U.N. official in charge of humanitarian relief. Sevan ran the former oil-for-food program designed to benefit the Iraqi people in the face of economic sanctions intended to...
  • Police chief, union talk about force

    09/16/2004 3:48:52 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 438+ views
    southbend tribune ^ | 8 16 04 | CAROL DRAEGER
    SOUTH BEND -- South Bend's police chief and the police union urged the community Wednesday to refrain from hastily convicting the officer who has found himself again under a cloud of suspicion of using inappropriate force. This time, the cloud was formed by high-ranking police supervisors who questioned how Cpl. Jess Elliott arrested a 20-year-old South Bend man on Saturday -- a man jail records reveal was not accused of resisting arrest. According to police, Elliott was caught on an in-car police video camera using "possibly" excessive force while bringing Anthony Wright, who was already handcuffed, to the ground. Wright,...
  • How long before 60 minutes does a "hit piece" about Free Republic?

    09/09/2004 4:19:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 108 replies · 1,745+ views
    me ^ | Sept. 9, 2004 | me
    Well, now that Free Republic has been successfull in thwarting the will of Democratic Party and CBS we might like to ask a question. When will the Klinton/Kerry smear machine and their lackeys at CBS train their sites on Free Republic?
  • Americans worried about possible draft(32% of americans would be draft dodgers)

    09/05/2004 1:13:35 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 84 replies · 1,579+ views
    bennington banner ^ | GEORGE EDMONSON
    WASHINGTON -- Despite repeated assurances from the Bush administration that there are no plans to reinstitute conscription, a national survey released Wednesday found that nearly two-thirds of adults are concerned that the country "could be headed for a draft in the near future." Among those of draft age, 32 percent of those questioned said they would not serve if they were selected in a draft, and 20 percent said they would actively seek deferments. The telephone survey of 1,028 adults was conducted Aug. 2-8 for the Alliance for Security, a project of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, a humanitarian...
  • Bush Calls McCain About Anti-Kerry Ads (UPDATE)

    08/26/2004 8:06:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 186 replies · 2,914+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/26/04 | Deb Reichmann - AP
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. - President Bush (news - web sites) wants to work with Republican Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record) to pursue court action against political ads by "shadowy" outside groups, the White House said Thursday amid growing pressure on the president to denounce attacks on John Kerry (news - web sites)'s war record. "The president said if the court action doesn't work, that he would be willing to pursue legislative action with Sen. McCain on that," Bush spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters aboard Air Force One en route to New Mexico. McCain, R-Ariz., has called on Bush...
  • More Questions About Kerry Vietnam Service

    08/26/2004 7:02:17 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 9 replies · 1,277+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | August 26, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    As Democratic hopeful John Kerry whines about the Swift Boat Veterans questioning his Vietnam “war service,” more revelations have surfaced which challenge the legitimacy of his first Purple Heart. The Senator claims that that medal was received because of enemy fire he took, but his own personal diary contradicts that assertion. While the Senator’s supporters tried unsuccessfully to portray President Bush as being “AWOL” during the Vietnam War, they won’t address the fact that Kerry tried to defer his military service at that time for 12 months. And what would Kerry and his friends say about the fact that his...
  • Words Not to be Uttered about Islam

    08/20/2004 12:26:56 PM PDT · by stevejackson · 30 replies · 1,061+ views ^ | August 20, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Words Not to be Uttered about Islam The American branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has deemed the word Islamist unacceptable ("Constant use of ‘Islamist' overlooks real threats" is the title of an article responding to the 9/11 Commission report by a CAIR staffer, Arsalan T. Iftikhar); now, the Canadian branch has deemed the word Shari‘a, as in "Shari‘a court" unacceptable. In a press release, dated today, "CAIR-CAN Meets with Ontario Government Regarding Islamic Arbitration" (not online) the organization announces that it supports the principle behind the proposal that the Muslim community in Canada is entitled to use the...
  • What we didn't read about Kerry, Edwards

    08/10/2004 10:06:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1,102+ views
    OC Register ^ | 8/8/04 | Christian P. Milord
    The upbeat coverage of John Kerry and the recent Democratic National Convention in the Register ["'Best days are still to come,'" Front Page, July 30] and other media brought to mind the words of the late great Winston Churchill. He once noted that it's normal to be liberal and idealistic when you are young; to hope that government will answer most of life's problems. However, as people mature and understand life in a deeper sense, they tend to combine a healthier dose of idealism and pragmatism. He added that if folks continue to be liberal into middle age, they have...
  • What Is So Great About Israel?

    04/30/2004 6:59:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies · 493+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Apr 29, '04 | Steven Plaut
    Israeli Independence Day is just behind us. We spend so much time on the mindless, self-destructive, insane side of Israel that we may tend to forget the positive aspects of life in Israel. And there are ever so many of those. Here is a small list of some of my favorite things about life in here: 1. Israel is the only country in the world where people can read the Bible and understand it. 2. Israel is the only country in the world where, if someone calls you a "dirty Jew", it means you need a bath (old Efraim Kishon...
  • Islamic fatwah now allows use of artificial contraceptives

    03/12/2004 8:48:59 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 8 replies · 849+ views ^ | 3 12 04 | Edith Regalado
    DAVAO CITY — Over 300 Muslim religious leaders from all over the country announced on Wednesday the official Islamic canonical decision (fatwah) on reproductive health and family planning. The new fatwah allows the use of both natural and artificial contraceptive methods, except for tubal ligation and vasectomy. "The assembly finds reproductive health and family planning program, as practiced under valid reasons and recognized ancestries, are in accordance with the teachings of Islam," the fatwah stated. However, it stressed that family planning for the Muslim community in the Philippines should be anchored on the principles of non-coercion, responsible parenthood, and informed...