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  • The Air Force’s New Gunship Is Easier to Shoot Up

    01/31/2014 6:22:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    War Is Boring ^ | January 31, 2014 | Joe Trevithick
    In trying to reduce the cost of its specialized AC-130 gunships, the U.S. Air Force may have made them more vulnerable to enemy gunfire. This is the disturbing conclusion reached by the Pentagon’s top weapons testers in their latest annual report on the AC-130J. According to the report, the new AC-130J Ghostrider—a Lockheed Martin C-130 transport with special sensors and side-firing guns—will only be required to have armor for its crew and their oxygen system. And the armor only needs to be thick enough to stop light machine gun bullets, around 7.62 millimeters in diameter. That’s a significant and potentially...
  • A Luxury the World Can’t Afford (Air Conditionining!)

    06/22/2012 4:14:16 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 190 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 21, 2012 | Stan Cox
    The economist Thorstein Veblen once quipped that "invention is the mother of necessity." That was before the age of air-conditioning, but no technology better illustrates Veblen's point. Having developed efficient cooling, we've designed homes, businesses and transportation systems that are completely dependent on it, while the resulting greenhouse emissions create the need for even more air-conditioning. (snip) We must break this feedback loop, but what does one say to someone living in one of the tropical nations where much of the increase in cooling demand is expected? Surely not that Americans are addicted to air-conditioning and can’t give it up,...
  • Vanity: Wow! CNN AC 360 Fast and Furious report

    09/28/2011 5:43:54 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN AC 360
    No video yet online. Great reporting, this is a must see. Replays at 10:00p.m. Eastern Time. Will post link to video when available.
  • Vandals Destroy ACs At Animal Welfare League

    07/01/2011 5:55:17 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies ^ | July 1, 2011 | Rose-Ann Aragon
    Large industrial fans are being used to cool off more than 100 orphan dogs and cats at the Animal Welfare League after vandals destroyed the adoption center's main air conditioning units. After an event Thursday night, organizers noticed the center felt hot and found the AC units damaged on the roof. One unit was completely broken, the other torn apart. "The wires were cut and the copper piping and coils on the inside were stolen," said AWL manager, Diane Spryka. With the July heat, Spryka is scrambling keep the animals safe.
  • [VANITY]Central Air Conditioning Help, Retrofit

    06/29/2011 9:50:55 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 33 replies
    JerseyHighlander | JerseyHighlander
    First off, sorry for the vanity. Second, thanks for reading. Here's the situation, a relative in NJ just retrofitted her home with central A/C, the house did not have duct work so new flexible ducts were installed in the attic. The house is about 50 years old. The insulation is double layered pink fiberglass, lower layer is probably 35 years old, second layer is probably 25 years old. Both still have decent loft and R value. Since the A/C was installed, the "attic smell" of fiberglass and environmental dust has been pushing through the vents into the living quarters. It's...
  • Google freezes AC. Trial run?

    02/28/2011 8:19:47 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 19 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Feb. 28th, 20911 | Sherry Tomfeld
    What makes anyone think that this wasn't a huge trial run for Google? Does Google lean to the left or right politically? Do they support all religions or are they anti-Christian or Muslim? Do you want the information sanitized, written by only a handful of people, written to pass the Google criteria or do you want total freedom of the Internet? Do you want the first 20 pages of a Google search to be what Google wants you to see? IF Google can do this to outfits like AC in its small venue, what could they do to sites like...
  • HS test 'slams' Christianity, lauds Islam (NY tells students: Muslims good, Christians bad)

    08/24/2010 10:08:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/24/10 | YOAV GONEN
    State testmakers played favorites when quizzing high-schoolers on world religions -- giving Islam and Buddhism the kid-gloves treatment while socking it to Christianity, critics say. Teachers complain that the reading selections from the Regents exam in global history and geography given last week featured glowing passages pertaining to Muslim society but much more critical essay excerpts on the subject of Christianity. "There should have been a little balance in there," said one Brooklyn teacher who administered the exam but did not want to be identified.
  • Energy Saving A/C Conquers All Climates

    06/26/2010 11:08:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies · 2+ views
    Enlarge image NREL senior engineer Eric Kozubal examines a prototype air flow channel of the DEVap air conditioner, which he co-invented. DEVap, which stands for desiccant-enhanced evaporative air conditioner, is a novel concept that uses membrane technology to combine the efficiency of evaporative cooling and the drying potential of liquid desiccant salt solutions. The graph superimposed on the photo shows shows how hot humid air, in red, changes to cool dry air, in blue, as the air passes through the DEVap core. Credit: Pat Corkery Ah, the cool, refreshing feel of air conditioning on a sweltering summer day. Ugh,...
  • "Is Anderson Cooper gay?"

    11/04/2009 1:01:38 PM PST · by jessduntno · 116 replies · 4,839+ views
    popeater ^ | Today
    "Is Anderson Cooper gay?" That's the big question once again circulating around the Web ... only this time it's not so much is he, but who is he dating and why hasn't he come out yet. Last week, Gawker, Page Six and Perez Hilton started buzzing about supposedly closeted Cooper's rumored new beau, and the glut of attention was accompanied by an almost crushing sense of déjŕ vu. Why? Because Cooper's sexuality is hardly a fresh topic. As Gawker's Brian Moylan said in an October 29th post on the subject: "Saying Cooper is gay is no longer a scoop. It's...
  • Old Media Ignore Teacher Firing -- He's Conservative Naturally (had Palin bumper sticker on car)

    06/11/2009 9:20:25 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 38 replies · 2,235+ views ^ | June 11, 2009 - 06:36 ET | By Warner Todd Huston
    You might recall back in 2008 when Diantha Harris, a teacher from a North Carolina grade school, made a YouTube splash for having verbally berated a soldier's young daughter that said in class she was for John McCain instead of Barack Obama for president. Of course the righty blogs immediately went wild for the story, but eventually the Old Media came to the teacher's rescue and reported that the teacher never meant any harm. The story appeared on cable and local TV for several days last November. Well, last month another teacher found himself making news -- or not making...
  • Hostility to religion bodes ill for society

    06/06/2009 6:35:47 PM PDT · by rhema · 25 replies · 1,146+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | June 6, 2009 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    We're increasingly uncomfortable with religion these days. As a society, we tolerate pastors, priests, rabbis and other religious folks, so long as they confine their message to a vanilla "God is love" theme and bless babies, brides and caskets. But when religious leaders speak out on the issues of the day -- especially using morally tinged language -- the elite gatekeepers of public opinion in the media, government and academia warn shrilly that a new Dark Age is upon us. More and more, we see outright hostility to religion -- particularly to Christianity. Consider the wild popularity of a recent...
  • The Left Loves Diversity — Except When It Comes to Political Views

    06/06/2009 11:35:24 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 15 replies · 1,396+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 6 | Bernard Chapin
    You can always tell on campus who the conservative professors are. They’re the ones not attempting to indoctrinate their students. When I had the opportunity to teach several courses at a local college a few years back, I became a conspicuous example of this phenomenon. I stuck to the facts but could not prevent students from occasionally politicizing discussions as established practices are not easily abandoned. Their interjections always unnerved me. On one occasion, a young lady replied, in response to a mundane comment from a peer, “Well, I’m not surprised. We’re all Democrats in here with the exception of...
  • Partisan Political Christian Bashing Continues

    05/21/2009 8:38:28 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 1 replies · 359+ views
    ChristianADC ^ | Thursday, 21 May 2009 21:07 | ChristianADC
    A Democratic Strategist memo, written by James Vega, entitled, What is ‘Right Wing Extremism?’ is another example of the lies and distortions aimed at defaming Christian conservatives. In the fallout of the discredited department of Homeland Security report on “Right Wing Extremism,” that labeled virtually anyone with an opposing view to the Obama administration as a potential domestic terrorist, this “strategy paper” is supposed to be a thoughtful response. But it only shows the left’s hypocrisy and paranoia. Vega makes slanderous generalizations in an attempt to demonize Christians and conservatives all the while proclaiming that liberals are the potential victims...
  • Don’t Know Nothing ( Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice )

    03/26/2009 9:42:39 AM PDT · by kellynla · 36 replies · 868+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 26, 2009 | Father Thomas Berg & Michael Augros
    Catholics and Catholicism are at the receiving end of a great deal of startling vituperation in contemporary America, although generally those responsible never think of themselves as bigots.” With these words, the historian Philip Jenkins opened his 2003 study entitled The New Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice. Mr. Jenkins might well consider it time to produce an updated edition. In it, he might ponder whether the recent renewal of anti-Catholic politicking is only an opening salvo in an unprecedented campaign to curb religious liberties in the United States. In which case, all of us — not just Catholics — stand...
  • Judge Bans Religious Class

    03/21/2009 5:34:35 AM PDT · by John W · 11 replies · 730+ views
    The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | March 21, 2009 | Rebecca S. Green
    A federal judge banned Bible trailers from an area school district, granting a request by a woman who claimed the religious education program violated her child’s civil rights. In a ruling issued Thursday, U.S. District Senior Judge James T. Moody agreed with the findings of Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbey and granted a preliminary injunction prohibiting Huntington County Community Schools from continuing to allow a religious education program to operate on school grounds. In November, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the school district on behalf of a parent, identified only by her initials, of a child at...
  • Democratic Underground: 'The Republican Party needs to be eliminated'

    02/14/2009 7:13:22 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 116 replies · 3,582+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 14, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    The complete intolerance of many on the left for diversity of opinion often goes beyond the mere wish to stifle the expression of opposing political viewpoints via the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" or by other means. Most recently there has been a disturbing new trend, voiced by those like Mike Malloy who called Republicans "domestic terrorists" and wants to prosecute them. So what was the reaction to Malloy's intolerance by his fellow leftwingers? Unfortunately, it was met by strong approval as one can see in this Democratic Underground thread titled, "Mike Malloy: The Republican Party Needs to be Eliminated." The posts...
  • Call to action:From former SOTH Newt Gingrich and Sen Jim DeMint to stop ACLU supported bill

    02/10/2009 7:48:27 AM PST · by DYngbld · 7 replies · 737+ views
    American Family Association ^ | Feb 9 2009 | Donald E. Wildmon
    President Obama's stimulus bill discriminates against Christians and people of faith. The stimulus bans universities and colleges from using funds to renovate buildings where students engage in "religious worship." U.S. Senator Jim DeMint made the following statement after Democrats voted 43-54 against his amendment to strike from the economic stimulus bill language that discriminates against people of faith. Senator DeMint's amendment would have eliminated a provision that bans any university or college receiving restoration funds, from allowing "sectarian instruction" or "religious worship" within the facility. This would in effect bar use of campus buildings for groups like Fellowship of Christian...
  • Democrats Really do Despise Religion, Don’t They?

    11/15/2008 7:55:14 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 33 replies · 1,094+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 11/15/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    On his November 10 Huffington Post, Nicholas Graham and nearly every commenter thereafter, purposefully distorted what Governor Palin said about prayer and the 2012 presidential race. The universal misconstruction of Palin's comments was that she was "praying to become president" in 2012 and that somehow God was speaking directly to her. But reality is she did not say that at all. Graham offhandedly claimed that Palin said that she was waiting "for a sign from God" as to whether she would run in 2012. Further distorting her comments, he claimed she was "confident God would show the way to the...
  • UN Affiliated Atheist Group Launches Ad Campaign Targeting God and Christmas

    11/12/2008 6:35:41 AM PST · by GOPToad · 57 replies · 1,105+ views
    In God We Trust ^ | November 11, 2008 | In God We Trust
    The national advocacy group In God We Trust today blasted the atheist American Humanist Association for its ad campaign mocking the Christmas holiday and American's who believe in God. The ad campaign asks, "Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness sake," and will be targeted at New York and Washington commuters. "These ads are a deliberate attack on American traditions, beliefs and customs by a United Nation's affiliated group that espouses a radical anti-American agenda and is funded by an zealot who believes that the U.S. is a backwards nation full of imbeciles," says In God We...
  • Ohio's Head of Job and Family Services Approved a Child-Support Search on Joe Wurzelbacher

    10/28/2008 2:33:12 AM PDT · by jpeg82 · 103 replies · 5,395+ views
    Her Excuse? "Oh, We Always Do That" Confirmed: Max Donor to Obama
  • Does air conditioning make people vote Republican?

    08/21/2008 6:30:46 AM PDT · by libstripper · 69 replies · 138+ views ^ | August 21, 2008 | Edward McClelland
    Aug. 21, 2008 | When I moved into my apartment, in May, the first thing I did was tear out the air conditioners. I don't need air conditioning: My front window is 50 yards from Lake Michigan, and, as any Chicago weatherperson will tell you, "It's cooler by the lake." I can't afford it, either: Three window units can add serious dollars to one's monthly electric bill. But those aren't the real reasons I got rid of the A/C. Air conditioning offends my sense of Northern pride. They have a saying in Maine: "If you can't stand the winters, you...
  • Thought Police - The Left vs. Free Speech

    08/05/2008 9:45:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 421+ views ^ | August 5, 2008 | Ralph Peters
    AFTER a lecture to the Marine Memorial Association last week, a reporter thrust a mike toward me and asked if I thought I should be tried for war crimes for my columns in The Post supporting our military. The reporter - who avoided revealing what outlet he was with - thought he was being wonderfully clever, but what fascinated me about the silly encounter (it was in San Francisco, after all) was how unintentionally revealing it was about the shameless hypocrisy of the left. Think about it: For expressing my views to readers like you on these pages, hardcore leftists...
  • Gay rights vs. faithful

    08/01/2008 8:05:17 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 15 replies · 343+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2008 | Pete Vere
    Gay rights vs. faithful Christians' suits cite bias on job Pete Vere, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thursday, July 31, 2008 The clash between gay rights laws and religious freedom has acquired two new fronts in recent weeks, both involving Christians who say they were punished on their jobs for actions that reflect religious disapproval of homosexuality.
  • 'Gay' marriage battle goes to kindergarten

    07/26/2008 3:50:26 AM PDT · by Man50D · 13 replies · 201+ views ^ | July 26, 2008
    A pamphlet set to be distributed by the California secretary of state warns voters that if they do not pass Proposition 8 in November to constitutionally define marriage between one man and one woman, thay will face an unexpected consequence: children as young as kindergarten will be subject to mandatory teaching on the virtues of homosexual marriage. Opponents of Proposition 8 are calling the education argument a smokescreen, a scare tactic and a fabrication. Supporters, however, are saying it addresses a reality Californians will face if voters don't stand up and insist on a constitutional, traditional definition of marriage. Randy...
  • The World Watches as Brazil Advances Toward a Homosexual Dictatorship

    07/26/2008 4:07:38 AM PDT · by KLFuchs · 21 replies · 720+ views
    TFP ^ | July 24 2008 | Luiz Sérgio Solimeo
    In 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil hosted the largest homosexual pride parade ever. A bill, already approved in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies and currently being debated in the Senate, demonstrates the type of dictatorship the homosexual movement would like to impose on the Christian world. If this bill were to become law it would punish with imprisonment, anyone who criticizes homosexual ideology or practice. This would empower the homosexual movement worldwide, thus reinforcing their plans here in America. Similarly, it uncovers the true goals of the homosexual movement, and, is thus of pivotal importance to freedom-loving people aroung the globe. Religious...
  • The Far Left's War on Direct Democracy [stop ballot initiatives]

    07/26/2008 8:29:58 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 17 replies · 219+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7-26-08 | John Fund
    A total of 24 states allow voters to change laws on their own by collecting signatures and putting initiatives on the ballot. It's healthy that the entrenched political class should face some real legislative competition from initiative-toting citizens. Unfortunately, some special interests have declared war on the initiative process, using tactics ranging from restrictive laws to outright thuggery. - Snip - The initiative is a reform born out of the Progressive Era, when there was general agreement that powerful interests had too much influence over legislators. It was adopted by most states in the Midwest and West, including Ohio and...
  • Spielberg, tear down this wall [Hollywood bias]

    07/14/2008 8:41:16 PM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 31 replies · 290+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2008 | Andrew Breitbart
    The conventional wisdom is that Hollywood has never before been so gaga over any candidate as she is now for Democratic Sen. Barack Obama. In addition to raking in Oprah-level campaign cash, Mr. Obama is making Sen. John McCain, despite the Republican's comedic turns on "Saturday Night Live" and in "The Wedding Crashers," look like an out-of-it grandfather. While it is true that the ratio of Obama-to-McCain bumper stickers in West L.A. is about 250-to-1, there are untold closet Republicans in the entertainment industry who dare not advertise their beliefs in movie studio parking lots. (Unfortunately, car keying is a...
  • Zondervan faces $60M federal lawsuit over Bible, homosexuality

    07/08/2008 8:27:57 PM PDT · by MaryFromMichigan · 69 replies · 1,224+ views
    WOOD TV Grand Rapids, MI. ^ | July 8, 2008 10:58 PM | Tony Tagliavia
    Christian publisher Zondervan is facing a $60 million federal lawsuit filed by a man who claims he and other homosexuals have suffered based on what the suit claims is a misinterpretation of the Bible.
  • Pelosi: I Want to Bring Back 'Fairness Doctrine'

    06/25/2008 8:24:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 124 replies · 662+ views
    Pelosi: I Want to Bring Back 'Fairness Doctrine' Photo of Ken Shepherd. By Ken Shepherd | June 25, 2008 - 10:38 ET Over at, John Gizzi has House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on the record saying that the Democratic caucus, far from being agnostic on the so-called Fairness Doctrine, is actually interested in resurrecting it. What's more, Pelosi herself wants to bring back the policy that could literally silence conservative talk radio. From his June 25 article: At a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor yesterday, I asked Pelosi if Pence failed to get the required signatures on...
  • The Religious Bigotry of Academics is Explored

    06/21/2008 7:41:56 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 3 replies · 196+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/21/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Blogs bring out the base in us. The medium is primarily anonymous and the people who post or comment feel freer to tell others what they think. For a good example of what academics think about Christians, the Volokh Conspiracy has demonstrated that much of the academic world is inhabited by people who are the mirror image of Fred Phelps, right down to bigoted rants. It’s very revealing, yet the participants on that website keep on exposing the rotten underbelly of academia without any apparent self-consciousness. Theophobia Academics and Hostility to Religion Academia and Religion More on Academics and Hostility...
  • Will Gay Rights Trample Religious Freedom? [Yes, good read]

    06/17/2008 7:15:03 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 53 replies · 216+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6-17-08 | Marc Stern
    - Snip- Evidence from previous and pending cases indicates that the court tends to take an extremely narrow view of people's "free exercise and enjoyment of religion" when they clash with another group's need for equal protection. This would seem particularly true following the In re Marriage Cases ruling, in which the majority equated the ban on same-sex marriage to the now discredited (and unconstitutional) ban on interracial marriages. Religious liberty claims rarely, if ever, have prevailed in the face of complaints about racial discrimination. Conflicts about the rights of gays and those of religious believers demonstrate that these are...
  • Unlike Others, U.S. Defends Freedom to Offend in Speech

    06/11/2008 6:01:20 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 29 replies · 171+ views
    NYT ^ | 12 June 2008 | By ADAM LIPTAK
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A couple of years ago, a Canadian magazine published an article arguing that the rise of Islam threatened Western values. The article’s tone was mocking and biting, but it said nothing that conservative magazines and blogs in the United States do not say every day without fear of legal reprisal. Things are different here. The magazine is on trial. Two members of the Canadian Islamic Congress say the magazine, Maclean’s, Canada’s leading newsweekly, violated a provincial hate speech law by stirring up hatred against Muslims. They say the magazine should be forbidden from saying similar things,...
  • Media Ignore That Gagging Sound from Canada

    06/11/2008 6:06:41 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies · 287+ views ^ | June 11, 2008 | Media Ignore That Gagging Sound from Canada
    Usually, when a journalist is censored in a Western nation, American news organizations respond with collective outrage. But as a major attack on press freedom unfolds in Canada, America’s mainstream media are silent. Neither the TV networks nor the major newspapers have reported on hearings last week at what amounts to a Stalinesque show trial in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mark Steyn, a Canadian journalist who now lives in New Hampshire and whose column appears in National Review magazine as well as several U.S. and Canadian newspapers, is facing charges before British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal. His crime? Spreading “hatred.” The...
  • FCC Tries to Hush Rush

    06/11/2008 3:00:17 PM PDT · by gpapa · 85 replies · 737+ views
    National Review ^ | June 11, 2008 | Jim Boulet Jr.
    Thanks to a little-noticed item in the Federal Register, the Federal Communications Commission may soon be handed the power to drive Rush Limbaugh off the air. There are liberals obsessed with “balancing” Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Hugh Hewitt, Mark Levin, and the rest of conservative talk radio, even though plenty of other outlets — the Washington Post, the New York Times, USA Today, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and National Public Radio — constantly flog the liberal agenda. The “Hush Rush” crowd’s dream has been to revive the so-called “Fairness Doctrine,” which once required any radio station airing a conservative...
  • Quoting Scripture banned in library community room

    06/11/2008 8:00:44 AM PDT · by DaveyB · 22 replies · 149+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 10, 2008 | WorldNetDaily
    Quoting Scripture banned in library community room 'What next? Will board keep patrons from reading Bible?' Posted: June 10, 2008 9:33 pm Eastern © 2008 WorldNetDaily Quoting from the Bible has been banned in a community room at the public library in Clermont County, Ohio, and now a couple who sought to use the facility for a financial planning seminar have brought a court case.snip...However, when Cathy Vandergriff asked in person to use a meeting room for a financial planning meeting, the conversation with the library employee took an unwelcome turn. "When Mrs. Vandergriff indicated that the seminar would be...

    06/10/2008 12:47:34 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 34 replies · 235+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 10, 2008 | Rich Lowry
    AT its best, Western civilization has fostered freedom of speech and of thought. But Canada has a better idea. Last week, a Human Rights Tribunal in British Columbia considered a complaint brought against journalist Mark Steyn for a piece in the Canadian newsweekly Maclean's. The excerpt from Steyn's best-selling book "America Alone" argued that high Muslim birthrates mean Europeans will feel pressure to reach "an accommodation with their radicalized Islamic compatriots." The piece was obviously within respectable journalistic bounds. In fact, combining hilarity and profound social analysis, the article could be considered a sparkling model of the polemical art -...
  • Gov't to Pastor: Renounce Faith!

    06/09/2008 8:26:35 PM PDT · by kellynla · 67 replies · 795+ views ^ | June 09, 2008 | staff
    The Canadian government has ordered a Christian pastor to renounce his faith and never again express moral opposition to homosexuality, according to a new report. In a decision handed down just days ago in the penalty phase of the quasi-judicial proceedings run by the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal, evangelical pastor Stephen Boisson was banned from expressing his biblical perspective of homosexuality and ordered to pay $5,000 for "damages for pain and suffering" as well as apologize to the activist who complained of being hurt. According to a report from Pete Vere at the Catholic Exchange, the penalty could foreshadow the...
  • gonzalez-tenure-case-university-admins-credibility-in-shreds-as-truth-emerges

    06/05/2008 7:40:46 PM PDT · by Liberty1970 · 9 replies · 148+ views
    Uncommon Descent ^ | 3 Dec. 2007 | Denyse O'Leary
    Gonzalez tenure case: University admin’s credibility in shreds as truth emerges O'Leary UPDATED! Well, the jig is up now, re the Guillermo Gonzalez case. I’ve just seen the whack of documents Discovery Institute is releasing. 1. It appears that the decision had been made to turn Gonzalez down for tenure at Iowa State University before he had actually applied for it, and the reason was his advocacy of intelligent design. Read this story in the Des Moines Register last week by Lisa Rossi ISU President Gregory Geoffroy said in June that Gonzalez’s advocacy of the “intelligent design” concept was not...
  • Intelligent Conversation (Civilization Watch Ben Stein's Expelled)

    05/14/2008 8:46:42 AM PDT · by restornu · 88 replies · 1,119+ views
    The Rhinoceros Times ^ | May 08, 2008 | by Orson Scott Card
    In a world where a snob like Michael Moore and a smug manipulator like Al Gore can win Oscars for "documentaries" that play fast and loose with the truth, it's ironic that Ben Stein's Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, which makes a serious effort to tell the truth about a problem that's seriously damaging our civilization, not only won't get nominated for an Oscar but will certainly be attacked as anti-scientific. This is the opposite of the truth, or very nearly so. Ben Stein's film project was to expose the way rigid insistence on Darwinist dogma is expelling not only brilliant...
  • Civil wrongs in the name of civil rights

    05/14/2008 8:50:31 AM PDT · by jimluke01 · 8 replies · 180+ views
    Renew America ^ | 05-14-08 | Matt Barber
    The University of Toledo (UT) has sent a message — loud and clear — to potential employees and students: African-American Christians need not apply. UT President Lloyd Jacobs has betrayed his own anti-Christian bigotry and intolerance in what amounts to a prima facie violation of the U.S. Constitution, Ohio's state constitution and Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Recently, Jacobs, who portrays himself as a bastion of "tolerance" and "diversity," overtly and shamelessly discriminated against Crystal Dixon, a black, Christian employee, because of her constitutionally protected, factually based and popularly held viewpoint relative to — ironically — civil...
  • Help Wanted: Lefty College Seeks Right-Wing Prof

    05/13/2008 5:41:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 271+ views
    Help Wanted: Lefty College Seeks Right-Wing Prof CU-Boulder Bid to Endow A 'Conservative' Chair Leaves Both Sides Uneasy By STEPHANIE SIMON May 13, 2008; Page A1 BOULDER, Colo. -- How liberal is the University of Colorado at Boulder? The campus hot-dog stand sells tofu wieners. A recent pro-marijuana rally drew a crowd of 10,000, roughly a third the size of the student body. And according to one professor's analysis of voter registration, the 800-strong faculty includes just 32 Republicans. Chancellor G.P. "Bud" Peterson surveys this landscape with unease. A college that champions diversity, he believes, must think beyond courses in...
  • The real agenda behind schools' anti-bullying curriculum (more gay indoctrination)

    05/11/2008 6:03:42 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 45 replies · 260+ views
    Mpls Star-Tribune ^ | May 11, 2008 | Katherine Kersten
    - Snip -But what if that curriculum is really a disguise for a very different agenda brought to Minneapolis by the Human Rights Campaign, a Washington, D.C.-based gay and transgender advocacy group? What if its lessons have little to do with bullying, and much to do with ensuring that kids as young as age 5 submit to HRC's orthodoxy on family structure, even if it differs from their own parents' view? - Snip - In March, Minneapolis Superintendent Bill Green praised "Welcoming Schools" as "a tool to combat bullying, by focusing on diversity, gender stereotyping and name-calling." But the curriculum's...
  • The Worst Campus Codeword

    05/01/2008 12:25:14 PM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 26 replies · 185+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | April 30, 2008 | John Leo
    The academic left is fond of buzzwords that sound harmless but function in a highly ideological way. Many schools of education and social work require students to have a good "disposition." In practice this means that conservatives need not apply, as highly publicized attempts to penalize right-wing students at Brooklyn College and Washington State University revealed. "Social justice" is an even more useful codeword. Who can oppose it? But some schools made the mistake of spelling out that it means advocacy for causes of the left, including support for gay marriage and adoption, also opposition to "institutional racism," heterosexism, classism...
  • Why We're Losing Our Right to Speak Out

    05/01/2008 12:56:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 77+ views ^ | May 1, 2008 | Chuck Colson
    David Woodward is a political science professor at Clemson University—one who has first-hand experience on how dangerous it can be to speak out in favor of traditional values: He almost lost his job over it. In 1993, Woodward was asked to testify about the political power of homosexual groups in American life. He agreed to serve as an expert witness for the state of Colorado, which was fighting to defend the recently passed Amendment Two, which made it illegal to give protected status based on sexual orientation. In his new book, Why We Whisper: Restoring Our Right to Say It’s...
  • 'Believe homosexuality is wrong? SHUT UP!'

    04/30/2008 3:57:12 AM PDT · by Man50D · 37 replies · 136+ views ^ | April 29, 2008
    A case triggered by a school district's instructions to students to "shut up" if they held religious beliefs that did not support the practice of homosexuality is being appealed to the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. Officials with the Alliance Defense Fund have confirmed they are taking the case involving Timothy Morrison to the next level after a panel decided against a judicial ruling endorsing the student's First Amendment rights in the dispute with the Boyd County, Ky., Board of Education. "Christian students shouldn't be prohibited from expressing their beliefs," ADF Senior Legal Counsel Joel Oster...
  • Prof to Student: Keep the Faith, Lose the Grade(More anti-religion)

    04/13/2008 6:13:13 AM PDT · by kellynla · 28 replies · 110+ views ^ | April 11, 2008 | staff
    A community college in New York has been presented with a demand letter from the American Center for Law and Justice to halt a professor's classroom practices that allegedly have damaged at least one student – so far. The letter from the ACLJ targets Suffolk County Community College and will be the prelude to a federal lawsuit if the issue isn't resolved, the organization said. At issue is a professor's demand that students "change their own personal viewpoints or state that they are unsure of whether their own personal beliefs are correct" on religious issues, according to the letter. That...
  • You're fired!

    03/05/2008 4:24:52 PM PST · by JZelle · 3 replies · 132+ views ^ | 3-5-08 | D.C. Rice
    The equal opportunity laws that are supposedly in place in this country protect potential employees against discrimination based on race, sex, religion and even lifestyle choices. But, when it comes down to it, are these protections really in place? A few years ago, Nathaniel Abraham was fired from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. Abraham, an expert in toxicology and developmental biology, also happens to be a “Bible-believing Christian.” His religious beliefs never came up in the interview, and rightfully so. No one gets grilled over other lifestyle choices since many of those are protected. Theoretically, then, a person’s...
  • How About Giving Jesus Christ’s Name a Breather!

    01/28/2008 12:05:56 PM PST · by Dr. Carl S. Parnell · 64 replies · 688+ views
    Dr. Carl S. Parnell
    The media and entertainment industry is spearheading the anti-Christian persecution in America. Christians have been belittled and have been looked upon as second-rate citizens. As a result, Christians have been misunderstood by many nonbelievers of the Christian faith. Therefore, Christians, according to the Media Research Center in Washington, D.C., are considered to be “cold, intolerant and oppressive.” (1) As a result, media bias has become a serious problem in the Christian community. Thomas Friedman in his article entitled “The Real War” practically declared war on Christianity. According to Joseph Farah in his counter article entitled “The Unreal War,” “Whether he...
  • Interview: 'Big Science' in America is Killing 1st Amendment, Says Ben Stein

    01/17/2008 7:42:51 AM PST · by ZGuy · 107 replies · 302+ views
    CNS ^ | 1/17/8 | Kevin Mooney
    Intelligent design theory, or ID, is opening new doors of scientific research, particularly in cancer and other disease research, according to its adherents, but a new movie, "Expelled" starring Ben Stein explores how an "elitist scientific establishment" is apparently muzzling and smearing scientists who publicly discuss ID. The First Amendment is under brutal attack in the scientific community, Ben Stein, a former presidential speechwriter-turned-actor and commentator, says in the film, which opens in theaters on Feb. 12. "I always assumed scientists were free to ask any question, pursue any line of inquiry without fear or reprisal," he says. "But recently,...
  • Christmas Atheists

    01/04/2008 12:57:05 PM PST · by ECM · 102 replies · 171+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 4, 2008 12:30 PM | Michael Novak
    Over the last two weeks, leading American atheists have registered complaints about all the attention given to Christmas in the United States. These atheists have issued three challenges. First, they insist that being atheist does not mean being immoral. Second, they want other people to see that atheists are law-abiding, compassionate, and generous to others—that one does not have to be Christian or to feel “the Christmas spirit” to care for the poor and the needy. Third, they insist that monotheists have a harder time being tolerant of others than atheists do. Atheists, they think, are more humble, tolerant, and...