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  • Ramping Up the Violence: The truth about the Temple Mount controversy

    02/22/2007 10:00:12 AM PST · by Caleb1411 · 14 replies · 804+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 02/26/2007 | David Gelernter
    Israeli government authorities are building a ramp to allow non-Muslims to reach the enormous platform atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The old access ramp was condemned as unsafe and torn down several years ago. The interim ramp that replaced it was designed for short-term service only. (Muslims control the Temple Mount and therefore have their own private access routes.) The new ramp is controversial. Some ramp must be built or non-Muslims will have no way to reach the Mount; but leading Israeli archaeologists say that the ramp under construction is badly placed and ought to be someplace else. This...
  • The Politicians and the Painting

    01/07/2007 9:44:39 PM PST · by Pennsylvania_Farmer · 203+ views
    Mental Force Blog | 1/8/07 | Max Kimball
    America’s 5th largest city, Philadelphia, ended 2006 with 406 homicides. That was the most for the “city of brotherly love” since 1997. During a December 30, 2006 press conference, District Attorney Lynne Abraham (D) vigorously complained that Mayor John Street (D) wasn’t doing anything to reduce the murder rate. Abraham accused Street of “sadly lacking” the “vision and courage” needed to effectively address Philadelphia’s soaring murder rate. Mayor Street, a few days later, retorted that if Abraham had any good ideas about how to reduce violent crime, she was welcome to advance them. The Mayor’s office opined that Abraham’s attack...
  • Nathaniel Abraham Enters Halfway House

    07/14/2006 3:16:34 PM PDT · by Westlander · 9 replies · 786+ views
    AP ^ | July 14, 2006 | The Associated Press
    BAY CITY, Mich. -- A man who was 11 years old when he gunned down an 18-year-old man outside a Pontiac store is moving into a Bay City halfway house on Friday. Nathaniel Abraham, now 20 years old, has been in juvenile custody since his arrest nine years ago.
  • Alamance dealer plans to sell 13th Amendment original (signed by President Abraham Lincoln)

    03/22/2006 3:54:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 462+ views
    Alamance dealer plans to sell 13th Amendment originalThe Associated Press BURLINGTON, N.C. Published on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 An Alamance County dealer plans to auction one of 13 known original versions of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States, at the end of the month. The document will be displayed at the Times-News building this week and will be in an online auction March 30, according to Raynors Historical Collectible Auctions. Bob Raynor, president of the company, said the document has a potential value of $750,000 to $1 million. The amendment was approved Feb. 1, 1865, by...
  • The Liturgical Pogrom (the danger of Catholics forgetting their Semitic roots)

    02/19/2006 3:57:27 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies · 503+ views
    New Oxford Review ^ | August 2000 | W. Patrick Cunningham
    A quiz for Catholics: What language are we speaking when we say "Amen" and "Alleluia"? (A) English. (B) Greek. (C) Latin. (D) Hebrew. The answer is (D). As St. Paul taught long ago, the gentile followers of Christ have been grafted onto the Hebraic root (see Rom. 11). Christ is the vine and we are the branches, and the vine has roots in the rich soil of the Judaic covenant and Israelite history. In one of the most inspired phrases of the 20th century, Pope Pius XI, in the course of condemning anti-Semitism, said that Christians are "spiritual Semites."...
  • Harry Reid Is Quick to Criticize Pat Robertson, Not Iran's President

    01/05/2006 8:17:59 PM PST · by WatchYourself · 42 replies · 1,084+ views
    Human Events ^ | Jan 5, 2006 | Robert Bluey
    It took Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) only a few hours to condemn Pat Robertson’s disparaging remark about Ariel Sharon, but no such rebuke was directed at Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who made an even more despicable comment about Sharon. “Yet again, Pat Robertson has made a completely outrageous, insulting and inappropriate comment,” Reid said in a statement sent to reporters at 8:24 p.m. “Prime Minister Sharon is fighting for his life. He and his family deserve our thoughts and prayers, and I hope Mr. Robertson will offer them after he apologizes." News about Robertson’s remark broke late Thursday...
  • Robertson Links Sharon Stroke, God's Wrath

    01/05/2006 4:18:52 PM PST · by laney · 162 replies · 2,668+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Jan 5th, 2005
    NORFOLK, Va. - Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson suggested Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine punishment for "dividing God's land." "God considers this land to be his," Robertson said on his TV program "The 700 Club." "You read the Bible and he says `This is my land,' and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, `No, this is mine.'" Sharon, who ordered Israel's withdrawal from Gaza last year, suffered a severe stroke on Wednesday. In Robertson's broadcast from his Christian Broadcasting Network in...
  • Robertson says Sharon's stroke is God's punishment

    01/05/2006 1:35:08 PM PST · by CarlEOlsoniii · 28 replies · 1,376+ views
    The Reverend Pat Robertson says Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's massive stroke could be God's punishment for giving up Israeli territory. The founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network told viewers of "The 700 Club" that Sharon was "dividing God's land," even though the Bible says doing so invites "God's enmity." Robertson added, "I would say woe to any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course." He noted that former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated. Robertson said God's message is, "This land belongs to me. You'd better leave it alone."
  • Robertson blames Sharon's stroke on God's enmity

    01/05/2006 12:56:54 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 293 replies · 4,458+ views
    WAVY ^ | 5-1-06
    NORFOLK, Va. Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson criticized Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon today, connecting Sharon's stroke to Israeli policies. Robertson said Sharon divided Israel and ... quote ... "woe unto any Prime Minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU (European Nation), the United Nations, or the United States of America." The comments came on "The 700 Club," broadcast from Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network in Virginia Beach. Robertson said he considers Sharon a good friend, and that he was sad to see him so ill. Robertson spokeswoman Angell Watts did not immediately return a telephone call...
  • Pat Robertson: Sharon Punished for Dividing Israel

    01/05/2006 10:59:44 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 439 replies · 8,109+ views
    JTA ^ | 1/5/06
    The Rev. Pat Robertson said Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is being punished by God for dividing the Land of Israel. Robertson, speaking on the “700 Club” on Thursday, suggested Sharon, who is currently in an induced coma, and former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by an Israeli extremist in 1995, were being treated with enmity by God for dividing Israel. “He was dividing God’s land,” Robertson said. “And I would say, Woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the E.U., the United Nations or the United States of America. God says,...
  • Islamophobia (or is Cardinal Theodore McCarrick an apostate?)

    11/27/2005 3:36:57 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies · 753+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 27, 2005 | Mark Shea
    As car fires (and nursery school fires, hospital fires and parish fires) still blaze in France, I’m reminded that recently, Pope Benedict XVI asked Muslim leaders to do something that many in the West have been clamoring for Muslim leaders to do: Make it very publicly clear that the kind of violence so prominent in the Islamic world is to be condemned and repudiated. One person to respond to the Pope’s call was King Abdullah of Jordan, who issued a strong statement condemning the Bronze-Age fanaticism of so many of his co-religionists, and calling for Muslims of good will to...
  • U.S. Jew among 3 nabbed in plot to smuggle missile

    08/13/2003 1:08:33 PM PDT · by Selmo · 105 replies · 2,446+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 13, 2003
    NEWARK, New Jersey - An American Jew was among three suspects nabbed for allegedly attempting to smuggle a missile to terror groups operating inside the United States in order to down commercial aircraft. But the smuggling attempt was in fact a sting operation orchestrated over the past 18 months by U.S., Russian and British authorities. Terrorism-related charges were leveled on Wednesday against a British arms dealer who praised Osama bin Laden and thought he was smuggling into the United States missiles, federal prosecutors announced. Two other suspected accomplices to the plot, inlcuding Yehuda Abraham, who is Jewish, face conspiracy charges,...
  • NJ Missile Plot Affidavit

    08/13/2003 11:09:06 AM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 17 replies · 591+ views
    NJ.com | The Associated Press
    (AP) — Some highlights from an FBI affidavit filed in federal court in New Jersey, outlining the alleged plot to smuggle a shoulder-launched missile into the United States: _Investigation began in December 2001, when a "cooperating witness" or informant under federal law enforcement control began talking with the alleged arms dealer, Hemant Lakhani, about obtaining anti-aircraft guns and missiles. The witness told Lakhani he was representing a Somali group that wanted to buy one missile initially "with a purchase of a greater number of missiles to follow." _Between Dec. 2001 and Aug. 13, 2003, more than 150 conversations between Lakhani...
  • Copperheads  "Peace Democrats"

    08/30/2005 3:40:14 AM PDT · by tkathy · 15 replies · 2,179+ views
    Copperheads "Peace Democrats" Republican Abraham Lincoln was able to win the 1860 presidential election largely because the Democratic party had torn itself into several factions and could offer no united opposition. In the North the Democrats divided into two factions- the War Democrats and the Peace Democrats. Neither group agreed with the way the Republican administration conducted the war, but the War Democrats at least supported the fight for the Union. The Peace Democrats were opposed to the war and would have accepted a negotiated peace resulting in an independent Confederacy. Most Peace Democrats were from the midwestern states of...
  • Third-generation Iraqi looks after Abraham's birthplace

    08/20/2005 7:07:10 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 19 replies · 895+ views
    AFP /Yahoo News ^ | Aug. 20, 2005 | AFP
    UR, Iraq (AFP) - Dhia Mhesen rattles off fact after fact about this ancient mud brick city, the site of a giant ziggurat and the reputed birthplace of Abraham -- the prophet revered by Judaism, Christianity and Islam alike. "The ziggurat was the temple of the moon god," said Mhesen. "And over there is the house of Abraham. The bible calls this place Ur of the Chaldeans." Mhesen, 46, is the third generation caretaker at Ur, a 4,000 year-old city located near Nasiriyah, 375 kilometers (235 miles) southeast of the Iraqi capital. The site is also known as Tell Muqayyar....
  • FREEP: Oppose Google's Plan to Give News Agency Status to the International Solidarity Movement/ISM

    08/09/2005 6:32:53 PM PDT · by forty_years · 16 replies · 821+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | August 9, 2005 | netWMD, LLC
    Contents IntroductionWhat is the PSM/ISM?ISM Rewriting History ACT NOW! - OPPOSE GOOGLE'S PLAN Automatically send emails opposing Google's planSign a petition Introduction According to Lee Kaplan, writing for FrontPageMagazine.com: The Internet giant Google will give news agency status to the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), according to an anonymous source at Google. If true, the ISM—an affiliate of the anarchist/communist wing of the PLO—would be on par with professional news services such as CNN, Fox, and Associated Press. … The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and the Palestinian Solidarity Movement (PSM) are related and interconnected organizations that have one goal: the...
  • Spencer Abraham: The Nuclear Option

    08/06/2005 1:37:04 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 655+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 15 / August 22, 2005 | Spencer Abraham
    NOW THAT CONGRESS HAS PASSED an energy bill with incentives for the development of more nuclear power, it remains to be seen whether this will lead to robust investment in nuclear energy and a new generation of nuclear plants. Results will depend on the response of some key players, specifically Congress, the investment markets, the environmental community, and the nuclear energy industry itself.Congress included liability limitations, tax incentives, loan guarantees, and risk insurance in the recent energy bill, and these should help reduce or remove some of the biggest obstacles to new nuclear plants. Congress deserves credit, but its job...
  • AP Exclusive: Jane Abraham decides not to run for U.S. Senate

    07/13/2005 3:44:37 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 13 replies · 531+ views
    ap ^ | 7-13-05 | Kathy Barks Hoffman
    AP Exclusive: Jane Abraham decides not to run for U.S. Senate 7/13/2005, 6:26 p.m. ET By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Jane Abraham has decided not to run for the U.S. Senate, avoiding a possible showdown with the woman who defeated her husband for the seat five years ago. Abraham, 43, has talked to party officials and traveled to Michigan to meet with party activists to discuss a possible run in past months. But she told The Associated Press on Wednesday that family considerations made her decide to stay out of the race. "It is...
  • Barack Obama, Just Like Lincoln - (hunh? - Obama's OpEd piece in Time magazine)

    07/07/2005 9:22:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 749+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | JULY 7, 2005 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    The July issue of Time Magazine, a "Special Issue" as they are selling it, has several segments on President Abraham Lincoln one of which is penned by the Junior Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama. In this issue the articles ruminate on how Lincoln has been understood or misunderstood by the "ages" to which Secretary of War and one time Lincoln rival, Edwin M. Stanton, remanded him upon the President's assassination. There are 5 articles on the Civil War leader, one superfluous one on Lincoln impersonators and Obama's piece, which is termed a "viewpoint". Along with an excellent chart called "Slavery...
  • Poll says Stabenow holds big lead over GOP rivals

    06/02/2005 9:39:43 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 47 replies · 1,162+ views
    AP ^ | 6-2-05
    Poll says Stabenow holds big lead over GOP rivals 6/2/2005, 12:59 a.m. ET The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow held big leads over three declared Republican challengers and one possible rival in the 2006 election, according to a recent poll of likely Michigan voters. The first-term senator held leads of 27 percent to 29 percent in the poll of 600 people conducted May 22-26 by Lansing-based EPIC/MRA. The results have a margin of sampling error of 4 percentage points either way. Michigan Republican Chairman Saul Anuzis told The Detroit News that "it is very,...