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  • European Jews Afraid to Reveal Jewishness

    09/08/2015 11:10:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 9/8/15 | Haim Lev
    An alarming majority of Jews living in Europe today are afraid to reveal their Jewishness, a survey carried out by the Rabbinical Centre of Europe (RCE) published on Tuesday found. The data indicates a severe erosion in the sense of security felt by European Jews. The survey found that over 85% of Jews in Europe do not bring their children to synagogue on Rosh Hashana to hear the shofar, out of fear of anti-Semitism. According to Rabbi Menachem Margolin, head of the European Jewish Association, "rabbis and community leaders from all over Europe report that more and more Jews refrain...
  • Dana Carvey: Comedians 'Afraid to Make Fun' of Obama Because They'll Be Called Racist

    11/26/2014 9:37:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/26/14 | Christian Toto
    Comedian Dana Carvey understands why comedians initially tread carefully when joking about President Barack Obama, the nation's first black Commander in Chief. What the former Saturday Night Live standout can't fathom is why fellow comic Dennis Miller got taken to the pop culture woodshed for embracing conservatism. Carvey expounded on his career, political humor and the host of radio's syndicated program The Dennis Miller Show during a wide-ranging chat with Carl Kozlowski's Radio Titans podcast Kozversations. The pair addressed the current state of political comedy, with Carvey sharing how he views his role as a stand-up and social commentator. In...
  • Why Are We Afraid of Islam?

    01/28/2014 12:17:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies ^ | 1/28/14 | victoria jackson
    15Share 18Tweet 5 0Share 61Share Print Friendly and PDF Why Are We Afraid of Islam? Posted by Victoria Jackson on January 28, 2014 at 10:17 am Dr. Bill Warner answers simply, “Because every civilization Muslims have infiltrated for the last 1400 years, they have annihilated. That’s why they’re bad neighbors.” They are infiltrating America right now. I believe this is why the mainstream media does not report the truth about Islam. I believe this is why Obama does everything he can to appease them, help them, and facilitate them. Fear. At the 15:30 mark on this video, Bill begins a...
  • French Jews too afraid to put kids in public school

    11/27/2013 8:10:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11/27/13 | JTA
    BRUSSELS — Most French Jewish parents enroll their children in private schools because of anti-Semitism, a leader of France’s Jewish community said. Anti-Semitism “affects Jewish families very seriously and is the main reason there are so few Jewish children in public schools,” Roger Cukierman, president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewish communities, said Tuesday during a symposium on anti-Semitism at the European Parliament. “Most of them go to Jewish or Christian private schools.” Cukierman spoke at a symposium organized by the European Jewish Congress and B’nai B’rith International with European lawmakers on the findings of a recent survey...
  • Romney on ‘O’Reilly’: Obama is not a socialist

    12/20/2011 3:58:58 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 189 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-12-20 | Erik Wemple
    <p>O’Reilly: Is he a socialist?</p> <p>Romney: You know, I prefer to use the term that he’s just over his head.</p> <p>O’Reilly: Yeah, but you got to look at his economic plan. An economic plan that’s top down, federal leadership, getting us out of the recession--- he spent trillions of dollars on that. And people say, Listen, the guy’s a socialist — it’s class warfare that’s what he’s gonna wage against you if you get the nomination: You’re a rich guy, you’re out of touch. Is he a socialist?</p>
  • Political Cartoonists Afraid To Draw Obama

    02/16/2011 12:24:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views
    red state ^ | 2/16/11 | Caleb Howe
    “Without a doubt, people are stepping more gingerly. People are tiptoeing their way through this.”- Ted Rall, liberal editorial cartoonist. Last week’s firestorm over an editorial cartoon at the New York Post is still burning it’s way through the media and the blogosphere, and in the wake of Eric Holder’s declaration that Americans (read: white Americans) are cowards and James Clyburn’s claim that rejection of stimulus funds is motivated by racism, the reactions are naturally mixed and sometimes contentious. Reverend Al Sharpton, for example, is demanding investigations and protests. MSNBC is having shouting matches. Some cartoonists are simply preparing to...
  • Who's afraid of Barack Obama? Nobody

    06/09/2010 11:14:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 49+ views
    ny daily news ^ | 6/9/10 | S.E. Cupp
    Many great thinkers have written about power and fear, and more adroitly, about the power of fear. There's Michel Foucault, who asserts the power of surveillance (or, at least, the power of the threat of surveillance). Then there's Machiavelli's sobering advice to Lorenzo de' Medici, about using fear to maintain stability. Even Gandhi reflected on the power of fear, opining that the "power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment." No offense to the Mahatma, but he'd have made a terrible President of the United States
  • Why we should be very afraid of Elena Kagan

    05/24/2010 9:05:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 385+ views
    power line ^ | 5/24/10 | staff
    From the Harvard Law Record, via Ed Whelan, we learn that Elena Kagan considers Israeli supreme court justice Aharon Barak her "judicial hero." According to Kagan, Barak "is the judge who has best advanced democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and justice." However, it would appear that Kagan's judicial hero actually has very little regard for the rule of law and, indeed, is the antithesis of what a judge should be. That, at least, has been my understanding of Barak. It is also the view of Judge Richard Posner, and he makes a compelling case: [A]lthough he is familiar...
  • White House reporters afraid to criticize the White House

    04/29/2010 9:56:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies · 1,431+ views
    salon ^ | 4/29/10 | Glenn Greenwald
    Politico's Josh Gerstein and Patrick Gavin have a long article describing the growing anger of the White House press corps towards the Obama White House. Many of the grievances are petty, though some are serious and substantive (involving lack of transparency and media manipulation), but the passage that I found most revealing is this one: Much of the criticism is off the record, both out of fear of retaliation and from worry about appearing whiny. But those views were voiced by a cross section of the television, newspaper and magazine journalists who cover the White House.
  • Rep. Markey talking to voters, but not about health care

    03/27/2010 8:28:14 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 8 replies · 698+ views ^ | 03/27/10 | AP
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Rep. Betsy Markey is talking to voters in Fort Collins this weekend. But not about her health care vote — about distracted driving.
  • Theodore H. Frank: I am not afraid of my Toyota Prius

    03/12/2010 10:31:38 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 697+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/11/10 | Theodore H. Frank
    I’ve been driving Toyota Priuses since 2001. As a junior defense lawyer in the mid-90s, I litigated a number of bogus sudden acceleration cases that were brought against General Motors. So the recent kerfuffle over alleged mysterious electronic problems with the Prius and other Toyotas has certainly caught my attention beyond just throwing my floor mat in the trunk. I knew the public hysteria had reached unprecedented proportions when my father, a Ph.D. geologist skeptical of everything from George W. Bush to global warming (and that’s just the G’s), credulously emailed me repeatedly to demand I read a press release...
  • Ft. Hood suspect was Army dilemma (extreme views overlooked due to "diversity")

    02/23/2010 5:14:04 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies · 519+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 22, 2010 | Bryan Bender
    WASHINGTON - Army superiors were warned about the radicalization of Major Nidal Malik Hasan years before he allegedly massacred 13 soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, but did not act in part because they valued the rare diversity of having a Muslim psychiatrist, military investigators wrote in previously undisclosed reports. An obvious “problem child’’ spouting extremist views, Hasan made numerous statements that were not protected by the First Amendment and were grounds for discharge by violating his military oath, investigators found. Examples of Hasan’s radical behavior have previously been disclosed in press accounts based on interviews with unnamed Army officials, including...
  • The question that flummoxed the great orator

    04/03/2009 1:02:06 PM PDT · by Scanian · 82 replies · 3,271+ views ^ | April 3, 2009 | John Crace
    <p>Nick Robinson: "A question for you both, if I may. The prime minister has repeatedly blamed the United States of America for causing this crisis. France and Germany both blame Britain and America for causing this crisis. Who is right? And isn't the debate about that at the heart of the debate about what to do now?" Brown immediately swivels to leave Obama in pole position. There is a four-second delay before Obama starts speaking [THANKS FOR NOTHING, GORDY BABY. REMIND ME TO HANG YOU OUT TO DRY ONE DAY.] Barack Obama: "I, I, would say that, er ... pause [I HAVEN'T A CLUE] ... if you look at ... pause [WHO IS THIS NICK ROBINSON JERK?] ... the, the sources of this crisis ... pause [JUST KEEP GOING, BUDDY] ... the United States certainly has some accounting to do with respect to . . . pause [I'M IN WAY TOO DEEP HERE] ... a regulatory system that was inadequate to the massive changes that have taken place in the global financial system ... pause, close eyes [THIS IS GOING TO GO DOWN LIKE A CROCK OF SHIT BACK HOME. HELP]. I think what is also true is that ... pause [I WANT NICK ROBINSON TO DISAPPEAR] ... here in Great Britain ... pause [SHIT, GORDY'S THE HOST, DON'T LAND HIM IN IT] ... here in continental Europe ... pause [DAMN IT, BLAME EVERYONE.] ...</p>
  • Gore allegedly afraid to debate Klaus

    03/06/2009 6:01:20 PM PST · by melt · 27 replies · 1,235+ views ^ | 3/6/09 | Czech News Agency
    Prague, March 5 (CTK) - Former U.S. vice-president Albert Gore allegedly feared a direct confrontation with Czech President Vaclav Klaus at a conference on global warming, and this is why Gore's presentation was rescheduled for another day, Lidove noviny (LN) writes Thursday, referring to Klaus's spokesman. Klaus will take part in the two-day international conference in Santa Barbara, the United States, on Friday, March 6 when he was to get involved in polemics with Gore, one of the main supporters of the global warming theory, which Klaus is sharply challenging. However, Gore, a Nobel Peace prize winner, will speak at...
  • What is American business afraid of ? (Why not start hiring again ?)

    12/18/2008 7:27:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies · 1,531+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 18,2008 | Mikiel de Bary
    In less than three months recently (from August 30 to November 19), the Federal Reserve System increased bank reserves in U.S. banks to more than $650 billion from under $50 billion. To remark that this was both a large and an unprecedented action would be an understatement. Since banks are permitted to lend a multiple of such reserves, it is possible that some day the U.S. money supply will begin to skyrocket amidst a new lending boom. Mr. Bernanke may now longingly dream of that day when he can become the stern central banker who must "take away the punch...
  • Matt Damon is afraid of Palin

    09/21/2008 10:21:42 PM PDT · by I am Fred Garvin · 28 replies · 338+ views
    Every election it is the same thing. If you are a celebrity you either feel the need to try to convince us simple folk how we should vote in the upcoming election or you are coerced by the media to say something ….well…idiotic. That is exactly what happened to Matt Damon the other day. He tried to convince us simple folk how to vote and at the same time made an idiotic statement. He would make the other celebtards proud. During the interview he stated he knew nothing of Sarah Palin but began to list here prior work experience albeit...
  • Hillary Clinton Pulls Out of Pro-Israel Rally After Learning Sarah Palin Will Be There

    09/17/2008 10:19:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies · 257+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | 9/17/2008 | Richard Sisk
    Life doesn't always imitate "Saturday Night Live." Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the hockey mom GOP phenom, is coming to New York next week to carry John McCain's flag at a pro-Israel, anti-Iran rally. But she won't be sharing the stage with Sen. Hillary Clinton, who backed away from the event after learning Palin was coming. "Her attendance was news to us," Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines said last night. "Clearly there was some miscommunication because this was never billed to us as a partisan political event. Sen. Clinton will therefore not be attending this event." Malcolm Hoenlein, executive director of the...
  • Greely missile site may be locked on North Korea

    06/20/2006 4:53:29 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 95 replies · 5,438+ views
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | Tuesday, June 20, 2006 | Sam Bishop
    WASHINGTON — Those in charge of the nation’s missile defense system have often said the interceptors based at Fort Greely could be used in a pinch. Today, amid reports that North Korea is about to launch a missile capable of reaching the United States, officials wouldn’t say whether that pinch has arrived. “There are many options available, and we are simply not going to tip our hand as to what the possible response would be,” White House spokesman Tony Snow told reporters on a flight to Vienna with President Bush earlier today. Snow’s comments were made to pool reporters traveling...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • British Troops In Iraq Are Afraid To Open Fire, Secret MoD Report Confirms

    04/29/2006 6:53:53 PM PDT · by blam · 86 replies · 1,733+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Sean Rayment
    British troops in Iraq are afraid to open fire, secret MoD report confirms By Sean Rayment. Defence Correspondent (Filed: 30/04/2006) British troops in Iraq "lack the confidence to open fire" because of a "fear of prosecution", says a confidential Ministry of Defence (MoD) report seen by The Sunday Telegraph. It confirms that soldiers believe that if they shoot dead insurgents they will become embroiled in a "protracted investigation" and if prosecuted will receive "no support from the chain of command". British troops show restraint when attacked in Basra The study into soldiers' confidence is understood to have been ordered by...
  • Apollo’s scientific bounty gives good reasons to go back to the Moon

    01/23/2006 5:33:43 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 13 replies · 414+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 01/23/06 | Chris Gainor
    NASA’s quest to send astronauts back to the Moon and then to Mars has been undermined by NASA’s strange reluctance to provide justifications for its ambitious Vision for Space Exploration, even in the face of the ritual questions about competing earthbound priorities. The space agency’s stand is particularly strange because the lunar explorations of the Apollo astronauts have provided a solid reason to resume exploration of the Moon, namely Apollo’s great bounty of scientific information. Thanks to the lunar samples and other data from Apollo, most scientists agree today on the early history of the Earth and the Moon. They...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • Saddam: 'I Am Not Afraid of Execution'

    12/05/2005 8:55:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 89 replies · 4,004+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/5/05 | Hamza Hendawi - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein told the judge at his trial Monday that "I am not afraid of execution" during an unruly court session in which the first witness took the stand and testified that the former president's agents carried out random arrests, torture and killings. The outburst was one of several by Saddam or his co-defendants at the trial that also saw a brief walkout by his defense lawyers. At one point, Saddam appeared to threaten the judge, saying: "When the revolution of the heroic Iraq arrives, you will be held accountable." Chief Judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin replied: "This...
  • Who's Afraid Of Hillary Clinton?

    10/12/2005 7:04:15 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 52 replies · 1,511+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/12/2005 | Investor's Business Daily Editorial
    Who's Afraid Of Hillary Clinton? 2008: A new book says only one person can save America from Hillary Clinton — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. When it comes to irrational fear of the former first lady, this marks a new frontier in silliness. You've got to hand it to Clinton adviser-turned-critic Dick Morris. He knows what sells books. And what could sell better than a story of the 2008 presidential race turning into a no-holds-barred cat fight between the two most famous women in politics? Morris and his wife have co-authored "Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race," in...
  • CA: Split-roll property tax? Be very afraid.

    06/05/2005 10:10:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,079+ views
    OC Register ^ | 6/5/05 | Steven Greenhut
    As a longtime observer of government, I've come to realize that no matter how much public money one gives to any government agency or group of government workers, it will absolutely, positively not be enough. The unions representing the agency's workers will always cry poor-mouth, always find ways to shake down the taxpayer for more money. California's public school system consumes more than 40 percent of the budget, guaranteed by constitutional decree, and the governor's budget would increase educationspending by more than 7 percent, yet we've all witnessed the California Teachers Association and its unceasing anti-Arnold rallies and overheated "you're...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Why Want Bush Do Something about the cost of gas? (ZOT!!! He awaits orders from Juwish Modz.)

    03/23/2005 4:07:55 PM PST · by John Zell · 175 replies · 8,487+ views
    Gas costs so much. I cant afford it. Why want Bush do something? Don't say he can't. His daddy or his handlers could be on the phone in 2 minutes with the Rothchilds and by 1 week, oil prices would be under $20 and gas would be 1 dollar a gallon. You know it and I know it. Why want he? Do you know? Is there sombody we can call? Plaese advice.
  • I'm so stupid, I signed up and got the Zot.

    12/21/2004 12:25:42 PM PST · by hk409 · 36,177 replies · 219,508+ views
  • Thai tsunami trauma sparks rash of foreign ghost sightings

    01/13/2005 6:58:53 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 17 replies · 1,337+ views
    Agence France Presse ^ | Jan. 13, 2005 | Staff
    PATONG, Thailand (AFP) - A second surge of tsunami terror is hitting southern Thailand, but this time it is a wave of foreign ghosts terrifying locals in what health experts described as an outpouring of delayed mass trauma. AFP Photo AP Photo Slideshow: Asian Tsunami Disaster Tales of ghost sightings in the six worst hit southern provinces have become endemic, with many locals saying they are too terrified to venture near the beach or into the ocean. Spooked volunteer body searchers on the resort areas of Phi Phi island and Khao Lak are reported to have looked for tourists heard...
  • Bush Employing Platform Shoos to Keep Party in Line [pro-life alert]

    08/11/2004 2:41:51 PM PDT · by firebrand · 47 replies · 1,169+ views
    Sun Times/NY Post ^ | August 5, 2004 | Bob Novak
    With the Republican National Convention's platform committee convening in New York less than three weeks from now, no draft platform exists, no subcommittees have been named, and no special lodging for committee members has been assigned. Rather than signifying sudden collapse of accustomed Republican efficiency, all this looks more like a coolly calculated plan. The suspicion has grown that President Bush's re-election strategists--Karl Rove and Karen Hughes--do not want the open debate over principles and policy that has characterized Republican platform-making for a generation. The carefully guarded Bush campaign game plan is to present delegates on the platform committee with...
  • Survey: NASA Workers Afraid to Speak Up

    04/13/2004 8:34:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 239+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/13/04 | Marcia Dunn - AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Many NASA (news - web sites) workers feel unappreciated by the agency and are still afraid to speak up about safety concerns, more than a year after the shuttle Columbia was doomed by those very problems, according to a survey released Monday. The 145-page report includes an assessment of NASA's culture by a behavioral science company in California, and a three-year plan for change. "Safety is something to which NASA personnel are strongly committed in concept, but NASA has not yet created a culture that is fully supportive of safety," the report says. "Open communication is...
  • Being afraid of being yourself

    02/01/2004 9:23:56 AM PST · by StilettoRaksha · 61 replies · 646+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | January 31, 2004 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    All our fears boil down to one simple thing: our fear that we're not special. We're afraid that we're replaceable, one of a crowd, that there's nothing unique about us. And we're afraid, as a result, that we won't be able to meet whatever challenges life presents us with. And while this fear is ancient, it has been greatly exacerbated in the modern era because of our culture of lovelessness. If you're not made to feel in your earliest years that you are of infinite value, then you will usually spend the rest of your life trying to prove that...
  • I Was Never Afraid Says Lawal (Nigeria Stoning Death)

    09/30/2003 1:33:22 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 308+ views
    Ananova ^ | 9-30-2003
    I was never afraid says Lawal The Nigerian mother who was spared death by stoning says she has renewed faith in Islam. Amina Lawal, 32, won clemency from an Islamic appeals court from her death sentence for bearing a child conceived out of wedlock. She said: "The trial did not affect my faith in Islam, because I know that Shariah makes room for fair trial. It is a fair procedure, and so I was never afraid throughout my trial." Lawal, a devout Muslim, would have been the first person stoned to death since more than a dozen heavily Islamic states...
  • Who's afraid of a federalist Europe?

    02/10/2003 9:31:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 245+ views
    Ha'aretz Daily ^ | 2/11/03 | Adar Primor
    While George Bush was delivering his State of the Union address two weeks ago, a British cartoonist came up with his version of "the State of the Other Nation" and the state of that other nation, meaning Europe, looked pretty bleak in the drawing. The illustrator put the leaders of the continent around a large round table and showed them at their best: Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar was sticking a knife into the back of German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who in turn was plunging a knife into the back of his British colleague, Tony Blair, who was smiling...