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  • Young girl and little brother attacked

    03/15/2015 11:16:32 AM PDT · by gop4lyf · 56 replies
    I have no words that I can type here.
  • Teen turns herself in over attack video at McDonald's in New York

    03/15/2015 7:57:29 AM PDT · by bgill · 99 replies
    yahoo via Reuters ^ | March 14, 2015 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    The video shows a group of girls punching another girl as a cheering crowd encircles them at a McDonald's in Brooklyn. The young woman attacked at the McDonald's falls to the ground and is kicked and stomped. On Friday, police arrested 17-year-old Tilani Marshall and a 15-year-old girl whose name is not being released because of her age, said a New York Police Department spokeswoman. The girls face charges of robbery and gang assault in the second degree, and another person connected to the attack was arrested on Friday in Atlanta, she said. Atlanta police spokesman Ralph Woolfolk in an...
  • Video: Man Goes Ballistic While Ordering at McDonald’s …. Attacks Employees (Strong Language)

    03/15/2015 6:23:07 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 77 replies
    Aggrieved customer is wholly dissatisfied with his experience at McDonald's
  • Pope Shares Remarks on American Culture with Bishops; Issues Call to Laity By: Msgr. Charles Pope

    02/14/2012 2:28:02 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | February 13, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On January 19, Pope Benedict addressed bishops from the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services, and the Virgin Islands. These U.S. bishops were in Rome for their periodic “ad limina” visits, which included meetings with the pope and Vatican officials, covering a wide range of pastoral matters.His words provide some sober reflection for us. As is usually the case, I would like to provide excerpts of the Pope’s remarks from a CNS News Article and then present my own comments in red.Pope Benedict XVI warned visiting U.S. bishops that “radical secularism”...
  • How Ayn Rand Captured The Magic Of American Life

    10/20/2014 9:26:39 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 16, 2014 | Charles Murray
    In 1991, the book-of-the-month club conducted a survey asking people what book had most influenced their lives. The Bible ranked number one and Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” was number two. In 1998, the Modern Library released two lists of the top 100 books of the twentieth century. One was compiled from the votes of the Modern Library’s Board, consisting of luminaries such as Joyce Carol Oates, Maya Angelou, Edmund Morris, and Salman Rushdie. The two top-ranked books on the Board’s list were “Ulysses” and “The Great Gatsby.” The other list was based on more than 200,000 votes cast online by...
  • Sprinting Towards Gomorrah

    12/07/2013 8:25:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | December 7, 2013 | Steve Deace
    Have you ever wondered what it looks like when a culture collapses? Have you ever wondered if past cultures that collapsed throughout history knew what was about to happen to them? Did they see it coming, or were they blindsided by it? I’ve often asked myself those questions, but now I’m also asking myself a new one. Provided the Lord chooses not to return and culminate history, I’m now wondering if future generations will ask the same questions about us? There are several telltale signs of a culture in decline, or on the brink of collapse. One of which is...
  • America’s Fall: The Modern-Day Roman Empire

    09/02/2013 10:53:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | September 2, 2013 | Matt Barber
    “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”(Ecclesiastes 1:9) The Apostle Paul likely wrote his letter to the Romans about 25 years after Christ’s death and resurrection (sometime between A.D. 55-57). Throughout the book of Romans, Paul warned of God’s unfolding wrath against the Roman Empire – indeed, all of humanity – for mankind’s embrace and practice of pagan morality. Approach Paul’s words with a modicum of objectivity and the reader is left with this dreadful realization: The words of Christ’s hand-picked messenger likewise paint an eerily...
  • The 15 Most Annoying Things About American Culture

    07/09/2013 2:18:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 51 replies ^ | 7-9-2013 | John Hawkins
    1) Everyone Offended By Everything: Because we treat the fact that there is someone somewhere who's offended by something as if it's significant, people now say they are offended by everything. There are people who are easily offended, people who get offended on behalf of other people, and even people who make a living being offended. Everyone is incessantly kvetching about EVERYTHING except.... 2) The Majority That’s Not Being Allowed To Be Offended: We bend over so far in our society to be fair to minority groups, that we've gotten into a position where the minority regularly oppresses the majority....
  • The State of The Language

    06/05/2013 7:45:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | June 5, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    What ever happened to the once strong, vital, unique American language? It hasn't been seen in some time. Maybe because it's been completely covered by the thicket of "you knows" and "whatevers" and various other verbal tics. The way kudzu, given sufficient time and neglect, will completely hide a great oak. H.L. Mencken, who wrote his authoritative three-volume study "The American Language" in between his provocative columns for the Baltimore Sun, would be hard put to recognize the once vibrant American vernacular. In recent years, a tumorous mass of text-message techno-lingo has only added another layer to the overgrowth covering...
  • Why We Are Losing Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage

    03/29/2013 12:09:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies ^ | March 29, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Same-sex marriage is probably inevitable in America whatever the Supreme Court decides. That's because the public is clearly leaning that way. That the court is even being asked to impose a sweeping social change on the nation is illustrative of another lost battle -- the idea that the Supreme Court is not a super-legislature and that nine robed lawyers ought to refrain from imposing their policy preferences on the whole nation. Even two liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, have from time to time expressed caution about the Court imposing its will on matters better left up to...
  • Erogenous Zones No Longer on Display

    03/28/2013 4:50:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 28, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Just last week, I was commiserating with other moms of middle-school teenage girls about the lack of appealing clothing available to teenage girls and the appalling state of girl teenage fashion today. You can find a few decent outfits, (cute but not risque), but they are few and far between. Once a girl outgrows Laura Ashley's offerings, she can find little more from mass merchandisers than clothes that appear to have been designed for young, tacky sex kittens -- clothes that my mother would not have let me wear to college, much less to middle school. According to Suzy Menkes,...
  • Super Bowl Entertainment Showcases Degenerate State of American Culture

    02/08/2011 4:41:39 AM PST · by scottfactor · 93 replies · 3+ views ^ | 02/08/2011 | Gina Miller
    I had not planned to write about the Super Bowl or its entertainment, but after seeing and hearing it, I’m going to do it; so forgive me a small, but intermediate, critique of the lousy state of modern “music” and culture. We were getting ready to go to our next-door neighbors’ house to watch the Super Bowl, and we had our radio tuned to the National Football League broadcast of the pre-game. So, here comes the National Anthem, sung by Christina Aguilera. First of all, I have long hated the trend of singers nowadays to do these wild vocal gymnastics...
  • Sex, And The Downfall Of American Society

    01/08/2011 8:23:27 PM PST · by BillKneer · 47 replies
    The Patriot Statesman ^ | 1-8-2011 | Bill Kneer
    As a nation we have been going down the drain quickly. Over the last several years we have been bombarded everywhere we look with all kinds of evil. The Libertarians say “close your eyes if you don’t like it after all it’s my choice to see and do as I please”. Over the last few years on my Facebook page I have been arguing with them over the fact they want to make drugs & prostitution legal. Our nation slips ever so slowly into more and more filth and no one seems to see it or care. Now the courts...
  • Should Right to Life stand be taken during Lent?

    02/19/2010 6:13:48 AM PST · by Kfobbs · 4 replies · 151+ views
    Ann Arbor Examiner ^ | 2-18-10 | Kevin Fobbs
    The season of Lent has begun and for Christians who celebrate it comes the annual questions of what was given up and what does it mean. For faith leaders in Ann Arbor or other cities across the nation it is a season to help their flock to take an inner examination of the tenets of belief that governs their faith walk. Typically church attendance is up for the several weeks between Ash Wednesday and Easter. Yet is this based upon a new outlook on one’s faith or is it a temporary ritualistic need to be especially good and faithful during...
  • Super Bowl, commercial-free, at Islamic Center (Beer & Bikinis Bad)

    01/29/2009 5:53:19 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 30 replies · 1,439+ views
    Herald News ^ | 1/29/09
    Some 250 teenage boys will pile onto the carpet of the Islamic Center of Passaic County on Sunday to catch the Super Bowl on a big screen. But when the much-buzzed-about commercials come on, they won't be watching. A youth leader manning the projector slaps a piece of paper over the lens, blocking out images the center considers inappropriate, such as beers and bikinis. "The purpose is to keep them away from bad influences," said Emad Hamdeh, the youth committee director. "The beer commercials show people happy while drinking; that's not reality." During the self-imposed blackouts, the boy fans don't...
  • 1 in 5 young adults has personality disorder

    12/02/2008 2:52:59 AM PST · by Baladas · 63 replies · 1,557+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2 | LINDSEY TANNER
    CHICAGO (AP) - Almost one in five young American adults has a personality disorder that interferes with everyday life, and even more abuse alcohol or drugs, researchers reported Monday in the most extensive study of its kind. The disorders include problems such as obsessive or compulsive tendencies and anti-social behavior that can sometimes lead to violence. The study also found that fewer than 25 percent of college-aged Americans with mental problems get treatment. One expert said personality disorders may be overdiagnosed. But others said the results were not surprising since previous, less rigorous evidence has suggested mental problems are common...
  • American car show opens in Västerĺs

    07/05/2008 9:55:59 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 11 replies · 190+ views ^ | 07/04/2008 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson
    The 'biggest American car show in the world' opened in Västerĺs in central Sweden on Thursday. More than 10,000 cars are expected for the Big Meet 2008 show. The annual event started 31 years ago and was founded by Kjell Gustafsson who has seen it grow from the humble beginnings of 40-80 cars in a parking lot in Anderstorp. "Just to keep the show going over three days costs 1.5 million kronor ($252,000). 160 officials work with this. That is around the same as the Hultsfred festival," Gustafsson said to The Big Meet 2008 show will take place over...
  • 'Gordo' cartoonist, Carmel resident Gus Arriola dies

    02/03/2008 7:57:32 PM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies · 88+ views
    The Monterey County Herald ^ | February 3, 2008 | Dennis Taylor
    Gustavo "Gus" Arriola, the celebrated Mexican-American cartoonist who created the strip known as "Gordo," died Saturday at his Carmel home after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 90...
  • Celebrate American Culture

    11/25/2007 5:43:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies · 114+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | November 23, 2007 | Alicia Colon
    ...These days, immigrants' gratitude and zeal to assimilate has largely disappeared, thanks in large part to spineless educators bowing to the cult of multiculturalism and leading our nation on the path to balkanization. I've become somewhat jaded about the outrageous news that emanates from Morningside Heights via Columbia University, but I read in disbelief that President Lee Bollinger had caved in to the demands of five student hunger strikers protesting the ongoing "offenses" against multiculturalism. He coughed up $50 million to expand Columbia's ethnic-studies endeavors, and if that isn't something to infuriate its alumni, they're just as misguided as Mr....
  • Addresses St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, NY (by Archbishop Chaput)

    11/04/2007 8:36:35 PM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 7 replies · 36+ views
    Catholics in the Military ^ | 04Nov07 | Archbishop Chaput
    Addresses St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, NY Written by Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. 04Nov07 I always enjoy being with friends like tonight because I can leave my Kevlar vest in Denver. I do a lot of speaking, and while most of the people I meet are wonderful folks, not everyone is always happy to hear what I have to say. In fact, one of the distinguishing marks of debate both outside and within the Church over the last 40 years is how uncivil the disagreements have become. Being a faithful Catholic leader today -...
  • Pelosi and White House “Drop the Ball” on Miller/San Fran Brew-Ha-Ha, Says Catholic League

    09/29/2007 5:08:19 AM PDT · by toddlintown · 6 replies · 124+ views
    Beer (& More) In Food ^ | 9-29-2007 | Bob Skilnik
    A controversial advertisement for a San Francisco festival that depicts the Last Supper as a sadomasochism party falls within the First Amendment and is not harmful to Christianity, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday. Pelosi was asked by a reporter from CNSNews about the local implications of the Folsum leather spectacle and the using of funds from city’s hotel tax, which helps to sponsor the event. "Do you think that it’s fair to tax everyone who visits San Francisco and stays in a hotel to support the fair?” Pelosi was asked.
  • The Frustrated Family Hour

    09/29/2007 1:26:48 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 116+ views ^ | 9/29/07 | Brent Bozell III
    The new fall season of television has begun. Oh, joy. What creative license has Hollywood taken now? How will this industry top -- because it always must top -- last year's shock? You're a parent. You come home, open the TV book and see listings like this: "BONES (Season Premiere): A skull smashes through the windshield of a car driven by a group of teenagers on the freeway; a trail of suspects leads Brennan and Booth to a strange cannibalistic society." A late-night offering for adults? Think again. Fox airs this gruesome twosome tracking the cannibals at 8 p.m. eastern...
  • Crowd cheers as Tancredo blasts illegal -- and legal -- immigration

    09/23/2007 4:28:51 AM PDT · by Man50D · 26 replies · 950+ views ^ | 09/22/2007 | Jo Mannies
    frontenac — Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., asserted Friday that his anti-immigration message, which brought a crowd here to its feet, is also dragging down his Republican bid for the White House. Why? "Money," or rather, lack of it, replied Tancredo, as he mingled with the audience of activists with Eagle Forum, a social conservative group holding a national meeting this weekend at the Frontenac Hilton. The major presidential fundraisers, regardless of party, "are taking money from executives with corporations that have a very big stake in this,'' Tancredo said. They oppose his candidacy, he said, because big business favors "massive...

    07/05/2007 8:19:29 PM PDT · by Baladas · 14 replies · 579+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Thu Jul 5 | Maggie Gallagher
    A new Pew poll was released this week to great fanfare and an Associated Press story that highlighted just one of its findings: a large drop since 1990 in the proportion of Americans who see children as "very important" to a "successful" marriage. The Pew study itself however has a very different headline: "As Marriage and Parenthood Drift Apart, Public Is Concerned about Social Impact." One key finding: Americans have a problem with unmarried childbearing. The Pew poll asked this question in a variety of ways: Seventy-one percent of Americans say the growth in births to unwed mothers is a...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Tuesday, May 29, 2007

    05/29/2007 2:30:03 PM PDT · by Tarkus2040 · 240 replies · 2,345+ views
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Wednesday, March 21, 2007

    03/21/2007 2:39:02 PM PDT · by Tarkus2040 · 246 replies · 1,791+ views
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Friday, February 16, 2007

    02/16/2007 2:36:43 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 223 replies · 1,716+ views
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Monday, February 12, 2007

    02/12/2007 2:42:12 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 185 replies · 1,557+ views
  • New Immigrants

    09/18/2006 9:08:51 PM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 32 replies · 815+ views
    Incoming Email ^ | September 18, 2006 | Rosemary LaBonte
    Good Letter... Newspapers simply won't publish letters to the editor which they either deem politically incorrect (read below) or which does not agree with the philosophy they're pushing on the public. This woman wrote a great letter to the editor that should have been published  but with your help it will get published via cyberspace! New Immigrants From: "David LaBonte" My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to "print" it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so...
  • Business Takes English-Only Ordering Policy (Illegals May Pursue Court Action)

    06/09/2006 2:55:15 PM PDT · by Rick_Michael · 102 replies · 1,939+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 9, 2006 | By Patrick Walters
    PHILADELPHIA -- Bistec con queso? Not at Geno's Steaks. An English-only ordering policy has thrust one of Philadelphia's best-known cheesesteak joints into the national immigration debate............ has posted small signs telling customers, ``This Is AMERICA: WHEN ORDERING `SPEAK ENGLISH.' "........... Juntos, a Hispanic neighborhood organization, said it plans to send people to Geno's to try to order in Spanish and may pursue court action, depending on what happens.
  • Feeding The Bears...And Othe Vermin

    05/13/2006 5:35:30 AM PDT · by wgflyer · 16 replies · 436+ views
    Don’t feed the bears! They lose their fear of people and become a nusience. Don’t feed the animals in the zoo. they are not used to the kind of food that people give them and they lose their health. Don’t throw rice at weddings. It kills the little sparrows that gobble it up later...and on and on. Liberals are there to protect the weak, the misunderstood and the dumb from all of us, arent they? Liberals treat street people almost the same as they treat forest animals. They seem to feel that the streets belong to street people the same...
  • The Class of 2006..graduation I attended today.(Vanity)

    05/06/2006 4:32:04 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 13 replies · 353+ views
    self | 05/06/06 | SE Mom
    My daughter-in-law graduated with honors this morning from UCF School of Education. All in all- it was a nice morning- the ceremonies ran smoothly, the speeches were mercifully brief- yet full of hope and encouragement. As I stood up for the "goodbye and thank-you all for coming"...I kept waiting for something. And waiting. Until the ceremony was complete, I couldn't put my finger on WHAT was wrong- why I felt uneasy. Then it hit me. I was in an American university- at commencement- and not ONE person had said a prayer for the Class of 2006. No convocation, no invocation....
  • What is American Culture? Time for a patriotic moment!

    05/03/2006 9:31:56 AM PDT · by fishtank · 68 replies · 1,082+ views
    Some people claim that America has no culture. Well, here's a VERY partial list of examples: The Declaration of Independence The U.S. Constitution Baseball Football Basketball The Boy Scouts of America Country Music Blues "No King But Jesus" The Young Men's Christian Association Route 66 BBQ Philly Cheese Steaks Hollywood (yes, at it's best and worst) Broadcast TV (we invented it) NASCAR USMC Detroit Steel Chicago Deep Dish Dallas Cowboys
  • 'The Turkey Has Landed' (An immigrant celebrates the most distinctively American holiday)

    11/23/2005 11:42:15 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 29 replies · 835+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 24, 2005 | CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS
    Concerning Thanksgiving, that most distinctive and unique of all American holidays, there need be no resentment and no recrimination. Likewise, there need be no wearisome present-giving, no order of divine service, and no obligation to the dead. This holiday is like a free gift, or even (profane though the concept may be to some readers) a free lunch--and a very big and handsome one at that. This is the festival on which one hears that distinct and generous American voice: the one that says "why not?" Family values are certainly involved, but even those with no family will still be...
  • Professor Sparks Protest By Those Defending Their Mexican Rights

    10/11/2005 8:47:08 AM PDT · by texianyankee · 51 replies · 1,564+ views
    The Bryan-College Station Eagle ^ | October 11, 2005 | CRAIG KAPITAN
    Roughly 200 people stood in front of the Bush Presidential Conference Center on Monday evening, hoisting pickets and chanting in a mixture of English and Spanish for Harvard professor Samuel Huntington to go home. The professor was greeted inside the auditorium as he warned of a possible future America split into two dominant cultures, caused in large part by the current flood of Mexican immigrants. "We've seen a decline in stability in many aspects of American life," he said. "Americans have become very seriously divided over what are called the culture issues." Huntington, said Monday that America was settled by...

    08/29/2005 8:26:17 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 23 replies · 6,091+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug 29, 2005 | Georgie Anne Geyer
    ON THE SAN YSIDRO BORDER CROSSING WITH MEXICO -- Three or four years ago, most of us who were complaining about the lack of border and immigration controls were using the figure of 3 million to 4 million illegal aliens in America. That figure seemed bad enough. Then the numbers started to boggle the mind. Month after month, in reputable news magazines and from responsible analysts of border affairs, the estimated numbers of aliens in the country kept going up and up and up. Suddenly, the number was 5 million; then, only a few months later, 8 million. Then some...
  • Made in America — in France

    11/01/2004 6:49:33 AM PST · by RayChuang88 · 2 replies · 219+ views ^ | October 25, 2004 | Catherine Donaldson-Evans
    Moviegoers pack theaters to see the latest Hollywood blockbusters, sprawling strip malls loom at highway exits, low-fat foods line grocery shelves and minivans congest roadways. Sounds like America, doesn't it? But guess what — it's France. Despite the perception that the French are rude and scoff at American tourists, the country some Yanks love to hate apparently doesn’t return the bad feeling. Les Français continue to snap up, or at least reluctantly accept, all things américaines.
  • Does America need a homosexual TV network?

    06/07/2004 9:23:22 AM PDT · by plsjr · 68 replies · 270+ views
    American Family Association email ^ | 4 Jun 2004 | American Family Association
    Dear Fellow American, MTV, the network that brought us the infamous Super Bowl halftime show, has announced that they are beginning a cable TV network to push the homosexual lifestyle. The new network will be advertiser-supported and will be offered as part of the “basic” package by cable networks. You will be forced to pay for it whether you want it or not. The network is scheduled to begin operating next February. MTV plans to really promote the network. "We have big plans and hopes for LOGO (the new homosexual network)," said Tom Freston, CEO of MTV networks. MTV is...
  • Culture clues

    05/16/2004 12:44:08 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 131+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/16/04 | Bob Barr
    <p>The president is said to have reacted with "disgust" and "shock" to photos of depraved behavior by our Military Police at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib Prison. Media across the country have reacted similarly.</p> <p>The shock by our men and women on Capitol Hill can hardly be contained. Everyone, it seems, is surprised and shocked that reserve military personnel, plucked just months earlier from the most permissive and hedonistic era in America's history, continue reflecting that culture while in the military a relatively short time.</p>
  • How to tell if you're American

    02/26/2004 2:09:19 PM PST · by Junior · 11 replies · 232+ views
    The Metaverse ^ | Mark Rosenfelder
    Not long ago, one of those earnest-freshman puppydogs on the Net declared that there was "no such thing as American culture." Right. Fish have also been known to doubt the existence of water. The following is a first crack at an ostensive definition of 'American culture'-- things shared by the vast majority (let's say 90%) of native-born Americans. Many of these won't sound 'cultural' at all to Americans; they'll sound like just descriptions of the way things are. But each one of them would be contested in one or more non-American cultures. This test has spawned a growing host of...
  • Immigration, Part 2: American Culture (by David Limbaugh)

    01/13/2004 7:11:29 AM PST · by Gritty · 18 replies · 225+ views ^ | January 13, 2004 | David Limbaugh
    With the firestorm of debate over President Bush's immigration plan we've heard very little public airing of a factor that concerns many opponents of relaxed immigration policies: the changes to our culture they are certain to bring about.Most are afraid to express publicly their anxiety over such changes. Why? Because opposition to these policies for many other legitimate reasons is enough to invite unfounded accusations of nativism. But if you outright admit your affinity for the unique American culture and your fear that unduly relaxed immigration policies (coupled with inattention to assimilation) might dilute it, you are sure to brand...
  • Carroll Shelby is back working his magic with Ford!

    01/04/2004 7:11:43 AM PST · by taildragger · 85 replies · 533+ views
    Detroit News and Free Press ^ | 01/04/04 | Bill Vlasic
    "Thirty-five years after Carroll Shelby and Ford Motor Co. parted ways, Shelby, 80, is back in the fold and shepherding a new era of Shelby Cobras, the first of which will be revealed to the media tonight at the auto show."
  • A shaky life for young without belief (the biological need for families, faith, and community)

    10/27/2003 8:31:42 AM PST · by dead · 8 replies · 146+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | October 28, 2003 | Chris McGillion
    In 1967, the American sociologist Daniel Bell was commissioned by Life magazine to write a series of articles explaining the turbulence in US society, especially as it was then manifesting itself in the rebelliousness of youth. Bell's overall conclusion was that 1960s America had become the first society in history to rear its young in an environment that lacked fixed points of reference to guide them through life. "For millennia," he wrote, "children were initiated into stable ways and ritualised routines, and maintained a basic familiarity with place and family. Today, not only is there a radical rupture with the...
  • Iraqi Regime Devastates Environment of Marsh Arabs

    07/30/2003 5:09:11 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 12 replies · 764+ views
    Middle East/North Africa | Iraq The southern marshes as they looked in 2000. By May 2001, more than 90 percent of the Al 'Amarah and the Hawr al Hammar marshes were almost completely dry according to the UN Environmental Program. (DOS Photo) 24 April 2002Iraqi Regime Devastates Environment of Marsh Arabs Satellite imagery shows extensive injury to wetland ecosystemBy Jim Fuller Washington File Science Writer Washington &#8212; The marshlands of southern Iraq are a unique part of the world. The region, lying between the lower reaches of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, is where the ancient Sumerians, it is...
  • The 'Ring' and the remnants of the West

    01/10/2003 5:18:36 AM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 78 replies · 3,012+ views
    Asia Times ^ | January 11, 2003 | By Spengler
    The most important cultural event of the past decade is the ongoing release of the film version of J R R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. No better guide exists to the mood and morals of the United States. The rapturous response among popular audiences to the first two installments of the trilogy should alert us that something important is at work. Richard Wagner's 19th-century tetralogy of music dramas, The Ring of the Nibelungs, gave resonance to National Socialism during the inter-war years of the last century. Tolkien does the same for Anglo-Saxon democracy. Tolkien well may have written...
  • Bill of No Rights

    11/25/2002 4:16:40 PM PST · by My2Cents · 14 replies · 539+ views
    11/25/02 | Anonymous
    Since there is so much confusion on the part of some as to what the Bill of Rights actually mean to individuals and to our society, how about adoption of a Bill of No Rights, specifying the rights NOT extended to people in our society: ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything. ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom,...
  • Opie & Anthony: "Voice Of The Common Man?"

    08/28/2002 4:12:47 PM PDT · by suspects · 31 replies · 307+ views
    The (Columbia, SC) Free Times ^ | 8/28/02 | Michael Graham
    Voice of the Common Man "This is a radio show designed to sell advertising ... [That] means we stick to the issues that the audience really cares about. And if you’re a man 25 to 44, that means getting laid, looking at big tits, getting drunk, smoking a bong hit ..." – Talk show host Tom Leykis, who replaced the Opie & Anthony radio show after they were fired for "indecency." Opie and Anthony may be stupid, but they’re not dumb. Neither are they “idiots,” “morons” nor “rabid radio retards,” as they’ve been called in print this week. What they...
  • A Giant Sucking Sound (Michael Graham column)

    08/08/2002 5:06:17 AM PDT · by wimpycat · 22 replies · 361+ views (The Usual Suspects) ^ | August 8, 2002 | Michael Graham
    I recently found myself in a deep, philosophical discussion of American culture with an effete intellectual who raised this profound rhetorical question: “Is it just me, or does everything suck?” Socrates couldn’t have said it better himself. “Look at the movies,” the intellectual went on. “Every Monday I listen to people at work raving about the movies they saw over the weekend. They talk about Austin Powers or Eight Legged Freaks like they’re remakes of Casablanca. “My wife and I were talking the other day about how we used to watch network TV all the time, but we can’t remember...
  • History from God's Perspective - LONG

    07/12/2002 1:25:09 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 76 replies · 1,191+ views
    Truths that Transform Program - Dr. D. James Kennedy - Coral Ridge Ministries ^ | Original 6-2000 / On radio 7-10 to 7-12, 2002 | Marshall Foster
    Marshall FosterSpeech from Reclaiming America For Christ Conference 2000 Originally Titled: “Winning the Souls of the Twenty-first Century Minds” Title in Tipping the Scales: “History from God's Perspective” I want to share some things I think will be very encouraging to you and at the same time give us a specific strategy for how we can win the battle for the 21st Century. Francis Schaeffer told us that if Christianity goes up, the culture should go up; if Christianity is going down, the culture is going “to go to hell in a hand-basket.” Although America was experiencing a supposed...