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  • CRUZ FOR 2016!!! (Just listened to him in Iowa. Was literally in tears at the end)

    01/25/2015 7:01:06 PM PST · by Vendome · 126 replies
    1/25/2014 | Vendome
    My Gawd!!! Just listened to this man and it was moving, stirring and rousing. His parents didn't know Christ? They found him and gave their lives to Jesus. Transformed his family. His Constitutional principles and ability to firmly assert what is right, under God. He had 3 principles as his message but, for the life of me I'm too pumped, to bouyed to recall them. If this man wants the presidency, I am all in Mind, body, soul and spirit. I don't see how we can lose 2016 if this man wants to lead America, not from behind but, from...
  • 15 Things Truly Happy People Don’t Care For

    08/28/2014 2:11:57 PM PDT · by Vendome · 113 replies
    Interesting observation about happy people live. Me? I pretty much could care less what most people say about me. It's a Great Life if you Don't Weaken. Don't Take Life so Seriously, No is Getting Out of This Thing Alive. To be sure, there are serious moments in the course kf a day but, so what? Deal with it and be greatful for the rest of the day and find gratitude for the smallest of things. Some people see rain and go "Ugh! ". I see rain and imagine greener pastures, flower and if it's winter I definitely think "Rain?...
  • Falling Stars, Damnable Heresy, and the Spirit of Evolution

    09/20/2013 4:29:03 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 2,965 replies
    Renew America ^ | Sept. 19, 2013 | Linda Kimball
    “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son” (1 John 2:22). “And the fifth angel sounded the trumpet, and I saw a star fall from heaven upon the earth, and there was given to him the key of the bottomless pit." (Rev. 9:1) In his Concise Commentary Matthew Henry identifies falling stars as tepid, indecisive, weak or apostate clergy who, "Having ceased to be a minister of Christ, he who is represented by this star becomes the minister of the devil; and lets loose the...
  • Did I Respond Correctly?

    09/15/2013 1:42:23 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 14 replies
    9/14/13 | dagogo redux
    This important Email arrived out of breath a few minutes ago. My response appears at the end. Just wondering if my answer followed the federally approved protocol, or if my fellow FReepers think this urgent matter could have been better handled from my end. Always seeking to be in compliance. dagogo redux On Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:29:43 +0530 wrote: FROM DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS ATTN: COMPLIMENT OF THE SEASON DEAR FUND OWNER, IT IS MY PLEASURE TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR FUND IS READY TO BE DELIVERED TO YOUR DESIGNATED ADDRESS WHICH YOU HAVE TO RECONFIRM. WE THE ENTIRE...
  • Mental Health Breakthrough

    03/06/2013 6:42:58 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 5 replies
    Future News Now (FNN) | 3-6-13 | Retired Texas Vet
    FNN Exclusive. It has been reported that a perfect correlation has been identified between drinking koolaid and mental deterioration and dysfunction. Researchers have discovered a chemical reaction of treated water in urban areas with the ingredients of koolaid. The reaction causes the koolaid to become toxic and destroys much of the mental abilities of the koolaid drinker. If the koolaid drinker is also wearing a tin foil hat, the effect is accelerated and becomes much more devastating. Scientists are speculating that the tin foil hat funnels cosmic rays into the koolaid drinkers brain which accelerates and magnifies the reaction. Several...
  • "BE" HOLY !

    10/07/2011 1:32:48 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    "MY Children" ARE " My Obedient Ones"! Do you see my children? Why Enoch was taken up to "BE" with Me ? It was not by his works but through his "TRUE" and "Fatihful" obedience to BE one with Me for as My Word "BE HOLY" "TRULY" this is Christ like to be a Michael( "AS GOD" ) for I AM "HOLY" for this IS My NAME ! Jude 1 1JUDE, A servant of Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and brother of James, [writes this letter] to those who are called (chosen), dearly loved by God the Father and separated (set...
  • Obama might be a socialist

    04/04/2011 6:56:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/4/11 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I ought to know. I was Mr. Obama's college classmate at Columbia University Class of '83. Our college was dominated by socialists and Marxists who hated capitalism and America. Let's look at the facts up close and personal - Jeff Foxworthy style. Mr. Foxworthy leaves no doubt as to "who might be a redneck." Let me leave no doubt that "Obama might be a socialist." If you believe it's greedy for American taxpayers to want to keep more of their own money, but not greedy to demand that government confiscate other people's money and redistribute it to those
  • Be Encouraged - President Reagan - Government is the Problem

    08/03/2009 1:19:08 AM PDT · by PureSolace · 263+ views
    YouTube ^ | Right Now | My Vanity of the week by Me, Myself and I
    President Reagan - Government is the Problem

    03/06/2008 10:05:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 63 replies · 4,529+ views
    Velvet Hammer ^ | 3-6-08 | self
    1. You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to beer. 2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can’t afford shoes. 3. You have more wives than teeth. 4. You wipe your butt with your bare left hand, but consider bacon “unclean.” 5. You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide. 6. You can’t think of anyone you HAVEN’T declared Jihad against. 7. You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your clothing. 8. You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting...
  • Breast Milk May Not Be Enough (Vitamin D)

    08/27/2006 11:34:48 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 490+ views
    Science News ^ | 8-27-2006 | Janet Raloff
    Breast milk may not be enough Janet Raloff A new study finds a high incidence of vitamin D deficiency in breast-fed babies, mostly during winter. Such a deficiency limits the body's use of calcium, which is essential for healthy bones and teeth. As part of a trial of iron supplementation, Ekhard E. Ziegler of the University of Iowa in Iowa City and his colleagues regularly took blood samples over 2 years from 84 newborns who were initially breastfed exclusively. The researchers noticed that few infants were getting supplemental vitamin D. The scientists evaluated vitamin D in the infants' blood. They...
  • Ice Age DNA May Now Be Sequenced

    08/15/2006 2:33:09 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 571+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 8-15-2006
    Ice Age DNA may now be sequenced 15 August 2006 JURASSIC PARK here we come? Not quite, but we might now be able to sequence the genomes of mammoths and even Neanderthals, thanks to a new way to correct the errors in sequencing ancient DNA that are made because it degrades over time. When Svante Pääbo's group at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, analysed DNA from 50 to 50,000-year-old bone samples from wolves, a single error stood out: one of DNA's "letters", cytosine, had degraded in such a way that sequencing machines misinterpreted it as...
  • French try not to be so rude

    08/13/2006 12:14:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 7,065+ views ^ | August 13, 2006 | Eleonore Slama
    AS Parisians crowd to the beaches in August, tourists are descending on the City of Light in droves, undeterred by a recent survey highlighting complaints that visitors get the cold shoulder from locals. The most visited country in the world, France received 76 million tourists last year, with Asians making up a growing proportion of those who came from non-European countries and 50,000 visitors jetting over every month from China alone. All this despite stereotyped images of rude waiters, bored shop assistants and impatient Parisians all too ready to give nervous tourists the brush off in rapid French. "French hospitality...
  • Pennies May Soon Be a Thing of the Past

    07/02/2006 9:43:43 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 63 replies · 1,660+ views ^ | 4 3 06 | JEFF DONN
    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (July 2) - In this village settled by thrifty Pilgrims, you can still buy penny candy for a penny, but tourist Alan Ferguson doubts he'll be able to dig any 1-cent pieces out of his pockets. He rarely carries pennies because "they take up a lot of room for how much value they have." Instead, like so many other Americans, he dumps his pennies into a bucket back home in Sarasota, Fla. Pity the poor penny! It packs so little value that merry kids chuck pennies into the fountain near the candy store, just to watch them splash...
  • Judge Rules Dispute to Be Settled By 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' Match (this is not a parody)

    06/08/2006 12:35:39 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 979+ views ^ | 6 7 06 | MATT SOKOLOFF
    June 7, 2006 — A federal judge ordered two attorneys to settle their dispute by using the children's playground game "rock, paper, scissors." The ruling yesterday by Judge Gregory Presnell of the U.S. District Court in Orlando, Fla., stated that he was so dissatisfied with the case's "latest in a series of Gordian knots" that he is fashioning "a new form of alternative dispute resolution." In the dispute at hand, the two attorneys could not agree about where to take the sworn statement of a witness in a case concerning payment of insurance claims. The judge's order states that the...
  • Modern Bibles are the Result of Many Edits:

    05/06/2006 7:04:47 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 238 replies · 3,579+ views
    For all those folks following the Good Book, we have some bad news. Turns out a lot of our modern Bible was tacked on, scratched out, and just plain garbled from the original Gospels as scribes over the millennia tried to present Christianity in what they thought was its truest light. In fact, many of our modern Bibles are based on the wrong originals, says Bart Ehrman in his best-selling book Misquoting Jesus: The Story behind who Changed the Bible and Why. Even our beloved King James version has several segments based on a 12th-century manuscript that scholars now say...
  • Gung-ho US Troops Urged To Be More British

    05/02/2006 5:38:04 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies · 989+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-3-2006 | Francis Harris
    Gung-ho US troops urged to be more British By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 03/05/2006) A senior American general has ordered his troops to reduce the lethal force used against Iraqis, citing fears that trigger-happy behaviour is aggravating the insurgency. Lt Gen Peter Chiarelli, who commands operations for the 132,000 American soldiers in the country, told his men to display more sensitivity and reach for their guns less often. "We risk the chance of creating an insurgent, of creating somebody who gets so disgusted. . . that they get off the fence and go to the wrong side," he told...
  • This Could Be Your Oldest Relative . . .

    04/30/2006 3:50:09 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies · 1,459+ views
    Sunday Tribune ^ | 4-29-2006 | Anna Cox
    This could be your oldest relative . . . April 29, 2006 By Anna Cox They lived more than two million years ago and almost 700 000 years apart. They belonged to the same species and they have finally been reunited at Maropeng at the Cradle of Humankind. In what has been described as an historic and important event by academics, the skull of Mrs, Mr or Ms Ples (the gender has not been agreed on) and the bones of the Taung child - a fossilised child's skull found in a quarry at Taung, in the North Western province -...
  • Former Def.Min. Moshe Arens: "Northern Gaza Must be Recaptured"

    04/25/2006 11:19:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 812+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | April 25, 2006 | Staff
    "I fear that the government is refraining from sending IDF troops into Gaza to stop the Kassam rockets because it doesn't want to admit its mistake in withdrawing from Gaza in the first place." So said Prof. Moshe Arens today, speaking with Arutz-7's Uzi Baruch. Prof. Arens served as Defense Minister in four different Israeli governments and Foreign Minister in one. Arens said that a military ground operation is necessary because the "IDF's artillery barrage on northern Gaza is totally futile, as the terrorists fire the rockets from densely populated areas while Israel shells empty areas." "The security establishment must...
  • UK's Birs Tests May Be Missing Bird Flu Virus

    04/12/2006 4:53:04 PM PDT · by blam · 146+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-12-2006 | Debora MacKenzie
    UK's bird tests may be missing flu virus 12 April 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition Debora MacKenzie WHEN France reported its first case of H5N1 bird flu in February, the UK's response was adamant: samples had been taken from more than 3500 wild birds, and those tested so far showed the disease was not yet in the UK. Additional precautions, such as moving poultry indoors, were unnecessary, said the authorities. Last week, scientists found H5N1 bird flu for the first time in the UK, in a dead swan in Fife, Scotland. The UK's environment ministry DEFRA again stated that...
  • Kadima Tells Likud: Withdrawals Will Be Made By 2008

    04/09/2006 10:50:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 320+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Apr 09, '06 | Staff
    Kadima party officials told the Likud’s coalition negotiating team that Kadima plans to implement its “convergence plan” to uproot dozens of Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria by 2008. Kadima negotiators said the withdrawals would be made prior to the next U.S. presidential election in November 2008. After the meeting between the two teams which took place in Ramat Gan’s Maccabiah Olympic village, former Education Minister, MK Limor Livnat (Likud) concluded, “the chance that we’ll be joining the coalition is very, very unlikely.” Kadima negotiators also told their Likud counterparts that Kadima would oppose holding a national referendum on carrying...
  • Report on Olmert Corruption to be Published After Election

    03/19/2006 9:00:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 467+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 19, '06 | Scott Shiloh
    An offical report, allegedly implicating Olmert in corruption as Minister of Industry and Trade will be issued after the election. Independent journalist Yoav Yitzhak says delay is political. The State Comptroller, charged with investigating allegations of inefficiency and corruption in the government, is investigating charges that Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (Kadima) used his position as Minister of Industry and Trade to make illegal appointments of cronies to top government jobs. The report, which highlights Olmert’s involvement in the illegal appointments, is expected to be published by the comptroller’s office after the March 28 general election. Yoav Yitzhak, an independent...
  • Before Scandinavia: These Could Be The First Skiers (China)

    03/18/2006 2:39:45 PM PST · by blam · 79 replies · 1,391+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 15, 2006 | Robert Marquand
    Before Scandinavia: These could be the first skiers By Robert Marquand | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor BEIJING – Move over Bode. You may have competition you don't know about - among a sturdy skiing clan in northwest China. They are central Asians, Mongols, and Kazaks, living in the remote Altay mountains of Xinjiang province, where some claim skiing was first conceived. Using curved planks whose design dates back 2,000 years, the Altaic peoples are formidable skiers. They might not win a medal on perfectly groomed Olympic trails. But they can break their own paths, track elk for...
  • Britain 'Could Be Harbouring 20 More Abu Hamzas'

    02/14/2006 5:42:59 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 282+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-15-2006 | Philip Johnston - George Jones
    Britain 'could be harbouring 20 more Abu Hamzas' By Philip Johnston and George Jones (Filed: 15/02/2006) Britain could be harbouring 20 more foreign radical imams like Abu Hamza, the Government's anti-terrorism watchdog said yesterday. Lord Carlile QC, who carried out an official review of counter-terrorism laws, said radicals such as Hamza had been able to operate because not enough had been done to check the credentials of people arriving from abroad. Hamza was jailed for seven years last week for inciting murder and preaching hatred. Lord Carlile, a Liberal Democrat peer, said he feared that other extremists were continuing to...
  • New Terror Attacks 'Must Be Expected' (UK)

    02/02/2006 5:21:07 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 367+ views
    New terror attacks 'must be expected' (Filed: 02/02/2006) The Government's anti-terror watchdog has warned there is a "a real and present danger" of new terror attacks in Britain. Lord Carlile said he could not predict targets Lord Carlile, the Government's independent reviewer of counter-terrorism laws, said documents shown to him by the Home Office were "sufficiently alarming" for him to conclude that suicide bombings similar to the July 7 attacks "must be expected". The Liberal Democrat peer said: "The nature of the activities of which I have seen information is sufficiently alarming for me to re-emphasise ... the real and...
  • China's Google Search Engine to Be Censored

    01/25/2006 7:29:09 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 16 replies · 551+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, January 25, 2006 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO — Online search engine leader Google Inc. has agreed to censor its results in China, adhering to the country's free-speech restrictions in return for better access in the Internet's fastest growing market.
  • Iraqi Vote Will Not Be Undone by Violence, Return to Past

    01/23/2006 3:23:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 324+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Jan 23, 2006 | Gen. George W. Casey Jr.
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. 16, 2006 — This week marks the end of an era in Iraq with the transfer of authority ceremony between the XVIII Airborne Corps and Task Force Victory, 5th Corps. Lt. Gen. John R. Vines and his XVIII Airborne Corps have performed superbly, executing the tactical missions vital in achieving the successes we all benefit from today in Iraq. In the past year, the Corps has moved mountains. They secured the borders, especially those crossings in the Al Anbar province; denied safe havens to the terrorists and foreign fighters in operations such as Operation Sayaid in the...
  • Avian Flu Transmission To Humans May Be Higher Than Thought

    01/19/2006 3:00:20 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 339+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-19-2006 | JAMA
    Source: JAMA and Archives Journals Date: 2006-01-19 Avian Flu Transmission To Humans May Be Higher Than Thought A new study suggests that there is an association between direct contact with dead or sick poultry and flu-like illness in humans and that the transmission is probably more common than expected, according to a new study in the January 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Anna Thorson, M.D., Ph.D., from the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, and colleagues analyzed data from household interviews conducted in FilaBavi, a Vietnamese demographic surveillance site in Bavi district, northwest Vietnam, with...
  • Sergeant Ronald Nowicki will be demoted (cop convicted of drunk driving)

    01/18/2006 5:06:10 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 288+ views ^ | 1 18 06 |
    South Bend, IN - A South Bend police officer, found guilty for drunk driving, learned Wednesday that he's being demoted. Sergeant Ronald Nowicki will be demoted to a corporal. The South Bend Board of Public Safety went above and beyond the police chief's recommendation of a 21-day suspension. Nowicki will also face that 21 day suspension without pay beginning Thursday. In late December, Nowicki pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated. Nowicki did not attend Wednesday's hearing, but NewsCenter 16 did speak with him about the decision. He says he does plan to appeal the decision.
  • Ninety-Nine-Year-Old Inmate Will Be Paroled(Utah child molester)

    01/10/2006 2:08:33 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 69 replies · 1,700+ views ^ | 1 10 06 | associated press
    SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 10) - Utah's oldest inmate, 99-year-old Bert Jackson, will be paroled and serve the rest of his sentence on home confinement. Jackson has served three years of a sentence of one to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing at least two children. "I don't want you to die in prison," state Board of Pardons and Parole member Keith Hamilton told Jackson during a Jan. 3 parole hearing. The Board of Pardons decided Thursday that Jackson will be paroled Feb. 7 to live with his son and daughter-in-law. The parole hearing lasted longer than usual because...
  • Eight miles of pipe laid to keep frogs hydrated

    12/30/2005 7:00:55 PM PST · by kerryusama04 · 45 replies · 1,153+ views
    Contra Costa Times website ^ | 12/30/2005 | Dennis Kuff
    A Contra Costa County water supplier has laid eight miles of pipe across rural grasslands to prevent California red-legged frogs from drying out and dying in the blistering summer heat. The $163,000 project delivers water to 16 artificial ponds, breaking new ground in helping the threatened frog species celebrated in Mark Twain's story ``The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.''
  • Rumsfeld: War Can Be Lost Only in U.S.

    12/20/2005 4:49:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 801+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 20, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2005 – American servicemembers are doing a superb job in Iraq, and the only place the war can be lost is in the United States, where people don't have a clear understanding of what's happening on the ground and can lose patience, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said Dec. 19. "The work that they're doing overseas is so professional and so able, and we're so fortunate to have them there that I would have to say that the only place this could be lost is if we lost our will here in the United States," Rumsfeld...
  • Moderate Drinking 'May Not Be Good For You'

    12/01/2005 6:34:40 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies · 1,444+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-2-2005 | Nic Fleming
    Moderate drinking 'may not be good for you' By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent (Filed: 02/12/2005) Drinking in moderation may not be good for you after all, scientists said yesterday. Previous research has suggested that light to moderate alcohol consumption protects the heart. One study suggested drinking the equivalent of up to two pints of ordinary strength beer or three glasses of wine can reduce heart attack risk by a quarter. However, writing in today's issue of The Lancet, Dr Rod Jackson and colleagues from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, suggest the apparent protective effect of alcohol may be...
  • U.S.- Australia: Our Ties Could Not Be Firmer

    11/16/2005 5:56:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 324+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 16, 2005 | Commentary by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2005 — On Dec. 22, 1941, 4,600 American soldiers marched off transport ships docked in Brisbane, their deployment to The Philippines having been diverted days earlier by rapid Japanese advances in the Pacific. Pearl Harbor had just been attacked. Darwin would be bombed three months later. Those servicemen disembarking in Brisbane were the first of some one million US troops who would pass through Australia over the next four years during World War II. As one woman wrote: "Suddenly the Yanks were here ... They all seemed to have big mouths and square teeth, and came from...
  • Don't abandon Iraq to tyranny, terror, and torture bumper sticker image

    11/16/2005 2:45:31 PM PST · by · 13 replies · 813+ views ^ | 11/16/05 | RedFox
    Now it is another Vietnam. Again, a nonmilitary branch of the government is sticking their nose where it doesn't belong and demanding withdrawal before victory. America must not abandon another just cause. America must not betray another nation of people who are hoping for freedom and representation. It is the ideal of relativism that says freedom and democracy are not superior to tyranny and terror. Liberals who adhere to this philosophy may need to experience the latter before changing their mind about the superiority of America's way of life. Yet, a proper study of history would make that unnecessary. America's...
  • Saudi Teacher to be Flogged for "Saying the Jews Were Right"

    11/14/2005 10:16:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 99 replies · 5,390+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Nov 14, '05 | Staff
    ( A secondary school teacher in Saudi Arabia was charged with "dubious ideology, mocking religion, saying the Jews were right, discussing the Gospel and preventing students from leaving class to wash for prayer," according to the Saudi newspaper Al-Madina. The teacher, Mohammed Al-Harbi, was sentenced to 40 months in jail and 750 lashes for his "crimes". He was denounced by colleagues and students at his school. The Saudi authorities and Arab newspapers are presenting it as a case of the teacher "mocking religion" and receiving the appropriate penalty.
  • Expert: Suicide-Bomb Couple May Be a First

    11/11/2005 10:20:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies · 965+ views
    iwon news ^ | Nov 11, 12:44 PM (ET) | PAUL GARWOOD
    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed Friday that four Iraqis, including a husband and wife, carried out the suicide bombings against three Amman hotels, and police arrested 120 Jordanians and Iraqis in the hunt for anyone who might have aided them. If their involvement is confirmed, the husband and wife would be the first married couple yet known to take part in a suicide bombing, a top Israeli counterterrorism expert said. Thousands of Jordanians protested in Amman for a second straight day, condemning the attacks that killed 57 people, excluding the bombers, and denouncing al-Qaida in Iraq's leader,...
  • Wilma May be Mexico's Costliest Disaster

    10/27/2005 9:26:14 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 480+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 10-28-2005 | Will Weissert
    Wilma May Be Mexico's Costliest Disaster Friday October 28, 2005 4:31 AM By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer ISLA MUJERES, Mexico (AP) - Mexico's Caribbean coastline took a beating from Hurricane Wilma, but the resort area's islands - famous for their diving and snorkeling - bore the brunt of the storm, with extensive damage to reefs and white-sand beaches. Mexican insurance companies said Thursday that Wilma was likely to be the country's most costly disaster ever, with payments topping the $1.2 billion the industry dished out for 1988's Hurricane Gilbert. A U.S. cruise ship was sent Thursday to the island...
  • Poor Children May Be Bused To Schools In Wealthy Areas (UK)

    10/17/2005 5:41:11 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 495+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-18-2005 | Liz Lightfoot
    Poor children may be bused to school in wealthy areas By Liz Lightfoot, Education Correspondent (Filed: 18/10/2005) Free bus travel for children from council estates will be announced next week as part of the Government's effort to end the middle class stranglehold on popular schools. "Choice advisers" will tell parents about schools outside their areas to which they can apply and help them through the admissions process. Groups of schools will be allowed to test children and put them into ability bands, sharing out the most and least able so that their intakes reflect the profile of the local authority...
  • Italian river 'full of cocaine' (the equivalent of 40,000 doses a day....

    08/04/2005 6:04:43 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 1,475+ views
    Italian river 'full of cocaine' Scientists have found large quantities of cocaine residue in a river in northern Italy - suggesting consumption is much higher than previously thought. They say they found the equivalent of 40,000 doses a day in the Po valley, home to about five million people. The study, published by the UK's Environmental Health magazine, tests sewage and rivers for levels of a by-product of cocaine metabolism. The team say the test has to be refined before being applied on a vast scale. The chemical found in the urine of cocaine users is called benzoylecgonine, or BE....
  • Influenza Pandemic 'Could Be Avoided'

    08/03/2005 5:49:08 PM PDT · by blam · 64 replies · 967+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-4-2005 | Roger Highfield
    Influenza pandemic 'could be avoided' By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 04/08/2005) A global influenza outbreak with the potential to kill millions could be stopped in its tracks with concerted action and enough antiviral drugs for three million people. Britain would be "overwhelmed" if a deadly strain was allowed to reach its shores, said an author of one of two international studies published today in the journals Nature and Science. The World Health Organisation has given warning that the current outbreak of bird flu in the Far East could seed a human pandemic.However, for the first time it appears to...
  • New Federal Legislation that Would Rein in Rogue Anti-Drug Task Forces to be Introduced

    06/04/2005 12:40:31 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 1,107+ views ^ | 5 25 05 | drug policy alliance
    At a press conference and Congressional briefing on Wednesday, May 25th, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) will introduce federal legislation that could cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in federal law enforcement grants to local anti-drug task forces. The legislation, which is being co-sponsored by Representatives John Conyers (D-MI), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Donald Payne (D-NJ), and Ed Towns (D-NY), would prohibit states from spending federal Byrne grants on regional narcotics task forces unless they adopt laws preventing people from being convicted of drug offenses when the only evidence against them is the uncorroborated testimony of a law enforcement officer...

    04/21/2005 4:37:34 AM PDT · by An American Patriot · 21 replies · 987+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | April 19, 2005 | David Brooks
    NEW IPSWICH - In the latest twist of his public battle against illegal immigrants, Police Chief Garrett Chamberlain has taken what may be a unique legal approach: He has charged a man from Mexico with criminal trespass because he was in town without legal documents. As defined in state law (RSA 635:2), a person is guilty of criminal trespass “if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or remains in any place.” “If we’re going to have immigration, it needs to be controlled and we need to know what’s happening on our borders. Nobody...
  • Border Patrol union supports Minutemen -- (no complaints about monitors, blasts Bush)

    04/18/2005 2:41:23 PM PDT · by Dan Evans · 38 replies · 910+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 18, 2005
    The largest local union of Border Patrol agents in the country has declared its support for the Minuteman Project in Arizona, while at the same time slamming both the American Civil Liberties Union and President Bush. According to its website, the U.S. Border Patrol Local 2544, which covers the Tucson sector of the agency, the volunteers involved in the border-monitoring Minuteman Project have been nothing but supportive. "We want to make it clear – because we've had a lot of questions about this – we have not had one single complaint from a rank-and-file agent in this sector about the...
  • Jail Where Amelia Earhart Said Held to Be Probed

    03/29/2005 7:38:13 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 1,567+ views ^ | 3 29 05 | ap
    SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands Mar 29, 2005 — Researchers want to excavate an old Japanese jail where aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator were rumored to have been detained before they vanished in 1937. The Historic Preservation Office of the Northern Mariana Islands has applied for a grant with the National Park Service to fund the excavation, hoping to solve the 67-year-old mystery of what became of Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan. The Northern Mariana Islands, about 3,800 miles southwest of Hawaii, were administered by Japan from 1914 to 1944 and are now a U.S. commonwealth. "In the past,...
  • Terri Schiavo Would Not Be Starved in Israel

    03/25/2005 12:58:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies · 706+ views ^ | March 23, 2005 | Julie Stahl
    Jerusalem ( - Terri Schiavo probably would not be disconnected from her feeding tube if she lived in Israel, experts here said. A bill allowing "passive euthanasia" -- the removal of life support -- is currently under debate in the Israeli Knesset. In the first of three readings, the bill passed overwhelmingly. But experts here noted that the bill would not affect Schiavo's case. The pending "Terminal Patient Bill" would allow the removal of life support if the patient is terminally ill and expected to die within six months; is experiencing "great suffering"; and has "clearly requested not to be...
  • Fenian rifle used in failed invasion of Canada to be auctioned in U.S.

    03/18/2005 4:35:27 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 1,612+ views ^ | 3 17 05 | Randy Boswell
    Its owner had dreamed of a liberated Ireland and perhaps even an Irish-controlled Canada. But the rare antique rifle -- carried by a renegade American Irishman 140 years ago during the failed Fenian invasion of Canada -- was instead seized by the defenders of British North America and is now set to be auctioned in the U.S. The battered rifle, the highlight of next month's sale of vintage firearms by Bonhams and Butterfields of San Francisco, is expected to fetch $12,000 because of its association with the famous episode from Canadian history. The lever-action Henry model, manufactured in 1860 pre-dates...
  • Israeli Pop Music Icon: I'll Be There to Prevent the Expulsion

    03/13/2005 9:06:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 428+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 13, '05 | staff
    Israeli rock/folk singer Ariel Zilber, who moved to the Gaza Coast in solidarity with the Jews of Gush Katif, was a guest on Israel National Radio’s "The Beat with Ben Bresky" today. Zilber had just returned from his weekend home in Elei Sinai, a Jewish community, home to residents with a wide range of Jewish observance. “On Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I live in Natat, in the Galilee,” said Zilber - “near the Hizbullah. And on Thursday I travel to Elei Sinai to spend the weekend with the people of Gush Katif.” The veteran Israeli pop-music icon is known...
  • Unknown Warrior May Be In Hell

    02/09/2005 3:55:12 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 32 replies · 1,283+ views ^ | 2 9 05 | Garnet Milne
    The Labour government’s public religion and the reluctant chaplain. The Principal Defence Chaplain Julian Wagg admits that the Unknown Warrior may not have gone to heaven. In a telephone interview on Feb. 8, the principal defence chaplain Julian Wagg reluctantly admitted that the Unknown Soldier may not have gone to heaven at all if he had not been baptised and affiliated with a church. The necessary implication with that admission is that the soldier may have gone to hell instead. This is a surprising though refreshingly honest admission given the usual universalistic beliefs of the prominent churchmen (usually Anglican) who...
  • Bush's Re-Election May Be Challenged

    01/05/2005 10:04:39 PM PST · by crushelits · 54 replies · 1,048+ views ^ | Jan.06, 2005 | .foxnews
    Presidential Vote Certification Faces ObjectionWASHINGTON — When the joint session of Congress meets Thursday to certify the Electoral College votes that gave President Bush his second term, several Democratic House members are expected to contest the results.They may also find support from Sen. Barbara Boxer (search), D-Calif., whose participation under congressional rules would then require senators and representatives to recess to their respective chambers to debate certification.The action would be the first of its kind in 36 years, but most likely won't add up to more than a procedural delay of the inevitable.According to the choreography of the certification, after the...
  • End of nursing strike may be near

    12/14/2004 9:39:47 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 262+ views
    Petoskey News-Review ^ | Tuesday, December 14, 2004 | Beth Anne Piehl
    End of nursing strike may be near Tuesday, December 14, 2004 2:56 PM EST The end of the more than 2-year-long registered nurses' strike at Northern Michigan Hospital could be near. Today, Tuesday, hospital officials said they received an employee petition, signed by the majority of the nurses in the union bargaining unit, stating: "We Š no longer wish to be represented by, or be members of, the Teamsters Local 406." The petition, legally termed a "self-help petition," was received Monday, according to hospital president and chief executive officer, Tom Mroczkowski. He would not release specific numbers of petition signatories,...