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  • Ingrate: Former Waitress Dishes About Spending Rush Limbaugh's $2,000 Tips On Abortion Fund

    09/24/2014 7:35:18 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/23/2014 | Debra Heine
    Chris Vognar of the Dallas Morning News Arts Blog shared a story, Monday, that unintentionally reflected very poorly on his subject - a former waitress and what she did with two incredibly generous tips from Rush Limbaugh. Tierce used to get some high rollers at the restaurant, including conservative talk show mogul Rush Limbaugh. Tierce waited on Limbaugh twice (both times he came in with Al Michaels, who was in town to call Cowboys games). Both times Limbaugh left her $2,000 tips on modest-size checks, once with twenty $100 bills. Prepare yourselves for one of the most ironic and unself-aware...
  • Waitress Proudly Used Rush Limbaugh's Generous Tips To Fund Abortions

    09/23/2014 5:13:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 136 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/23/2014 | Trey Sanchez
    Speaking to DallasNews.com, Merritt Tierce, a former waitress at a high-end steakhouse in Dallas, Texas, recalled using Rush Limbaugh's very generous tips to fund abortions. Merritt said twice Limbaugh dined at the restaurant and left her a $2,000 tip each time on "modest-sized" checks. She describes one of the tips paid in twenty $100 bills. "That was blood money to me," Tierce said, and so she donated "a sizable chunk of it" to the Texas Equal Access abortion fund, of which she was executive director. She explained: It felt like laundering the money in a good way. He’s such an...
  • America’s #1 Abortion Chain Just Dropped $1 Million on Terry McAuliffePolicyPolitics

    10/03/2013 9:45:14 AM PDT · by blueyon · 11 replies
    Bearing Drift ^ | 10/03/2013 | Shaun Kenney
    Well isn’t this special… The ad opens by pointing out the hundreds of decisions that women make each day, from picking groceries to buying homes. “And we make them ourselves,” says the narrator, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Votes. “But Ken Cuccinelli is intruding on our most personal decisions.” Richards lists off some of Cuccinelli’s stances, including his call for a ban on all abortions, “even when a woman’s health is in danger.” “Cuccinelli doesn’t trust women,” Richards says at the end of the ad. “So how can we trust him to be governor?” Because going to the abortion...
  • Dh200,000 Diya Saves Killer From Gallows ($55K USD)

    10/03/2013 3:34:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, October 03, 2013
    A killer who had been sentenced to death for premeditated murder was saved from the gallows when the UAE’s top court changed the verdict and ordered him to pay Dh200,000 diya (blood money) to the victim’s relatives. The defendant had been convicted of stabbing a European man to death after he was caught robbing his house and was sentenced to death by lower courts. But the Federal Supreme Court decided to rescind the verdict and ordered the defendant to pay diya on the grounds the victim is Muslim. Newspapers did not mention where in the UAE the crime took place.
  • Convicted Killer Needs SR10M to Stay Alive

    06/18/2013 1:08:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    A young Saudi man sentenced to death for killing a relative needs to raise SR10 million (Dh9.9 million) to escape the sword as diya (blood money) for the victim’s relatives, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. Mohammed Al Shammari, in his 20s, shot Shuail Al Shammari in the head following an argument in their northwestern town of Hail nearly five years ago and was sentenced to death a year later, the Arabic language daily Sabq said. Police found Shuail’s body in a deserted place and launched an investigation into the crime before the killer’s grandfather handed him over. The victim’s family...
  • Pepsi 'attacked with firebombs -- refused to pay protection money to Mexican drug cartel'

    05/28/2012 7:09:53 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5/28/12 | Staff
    A drug cartel lieutenant has been arrested over a series of firebomb attacks on Mexican potato-chip company Sabritas, a subsidiary of U.S. food giant PepsiCo. The gang-related bombings are believed to be the first time a multinational company has been targeted in Mexico's 5½-year-long drug war. Experts suggested that the attack may be linked to the company's apparent refusal to hand over protection money to the gangs which have terrorised local residents and businesses.
  • Mother Straps Cash to Daughters, Sister to Smuggle into Mexico

    05/02/2012 6:41:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Hispanically Speaking News ^ | May 1, 2012 | LATINO BLOTTER
    A mother in Texas has been arrested for allegedly using her children and teenage sister to smuggle narco cash from Dallas to Mexico. After pulling over Betzabeth Perez-Torres, 23, in a Mercedes Benz in Combes en route to Brownsville, an officer noticed the three children in the car were fidgeting. The officer became suspicious when Perez-Torres told the children to stop fidgeting and to keep their coats on. The officer eventually discovered the children had cash in plastic bags wrapped around their waists and hidden by the coats. The two younger children, aged 2 and 6, are said to have...
  • Breaking:SABRINA FULTON has filed to cash in on TRAYVON - details here!

    03/26/2012 1:27:06 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 22 replies · 30+ views
    The United States Patent and Trademark office shows that SABRINA FULTON has filed for two US Trademarks to make money off the death of Trayvon Martin. Click on the proposed marks below for information on the trademarks: I AM TRAYVON JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON  According to the public record, she has filed to use these marks as follows: Digital materials, namely, DVDs featuring Trayvon Martin; Digital media, namely, pre-recorded DVDs, downloadable audio and video recordings, and CDs featuring and promoting Trayvon Martin; Digital media, namely, pre-recorded video cassettes, digital video discs, digital versatile discs, downloadable audio and video recordings, DVDs, and...
  • Mitt Romney, Damon Corp, Medicare Fraud,& Blood Money (MUST SEE)

    01/30/2012 12:53:00 PM PST · by STARWISE · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | 1-28-12 | Will Wong
    Winning our Future and Newt Gingrich were excoriated for their perceived attack on Capitalism in their previous film When Mitt Romney Came to Town. In my opinion, it was fair game to examine Mitt’s record of job creation since that was one of his campaign pillars. Many did not agree and Newt took a beating from no less an authority than Rush Limbaugh and Rudy Giuliani amongst others. Granted that film wasn’t the best use of Newt’s and Winning Our Future’s War Chest. This latest video is whole new ball game. It is about the largest federal medicare fraud in...
  • Romney Was Manager and Board Member of Corp Guilty of Medicare Fraud (More info - the sauce thickens

    01/27/2012 10:57:39 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 49 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/27/2012 | Dave Eberhart
    Debating in Tampa Florida this month, Mitt Romney strongly denied that his investment company Bain Capital did "any work with the government like Medicaid and Medicare." However, under Romney's "supervision," Bain purchased and ran the Damon Corporation which pled guilty to Federal conspiracy charges - as a result of tens of millions in systemic Medicare fraud... According to a cited Forbes report, in 1989, Bain Capital purchased controlling interest in Damon Corp. a medical testing company located in Needham, Massachusetts. "During the time that Bain held its ownership of the company, Mitt Romney personally sat on the board of directors.."...
  • Anybody seen "Blood Money" anti Romney ad

    01/27/2012 10:55:24 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 11 replies
    http://www.mittsbloodmoney.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=leaderboard&utm_campaign=mitts_blood_money Just found this ad. Anyone know what the context is? Damning on Willard
  • Clinton Denies 'Blood Money' Helped Free CIA Contractor in Pakistan

    03/16/2011 12:54:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3/16/11 | Fox News
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denies claims the U.S. paid over $2 million in "blood money" to free a CIA contractor who shot and killed two Pakistani men. "The United States did not pay any compensation," Clinton told reporters in Cairo, according to Reuters. In what appeared to be carefully choreographed end to the diplomatic crisis, the U.S. Embassy said the Justice Department had opened an investigation into the killings on Jan. 27 by Raymond Allen Davis. It thanked the families for "their generosity" in pardoning Davis, but did not mention any money changing hands.
  • Catholic church to pay $1 million to settle abuse lawsuit

    01/21/2011 6:12:29 PM PST · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 21, 2011 | Jim Forsyth
    The Catholic church on Friday said it would pay nearly a million dollars to a man allegedly sexually abused at age 16 by a priest...., who then tried to cover it up and hire a hit man to kill the victim. "This is a very sad thing and very painful for me, for the church, for the family," said Garcia-Siller, who was just appointed San Antonio Archbishop in November. Former priest John Fiala is charged with plying the unidentified boy in his parish in rural southwest Texas with booze and giving him a car in an attempt to 'groom' the...
  • Planned Parenthood Releases Annual Report: 324,008 Babies Aborted, 9,433 Adoption Referrals

    12/17/2010 10:29:14 AM PST · by blasater1960 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers via Red State ^ | 12-16-10 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    Behind the colorful graphics and happy faces is a stark number: Planned Parenthood received $363 million in government grants and contracts from 2008 to 2009 alone, all at the expense of the U.S. Taxpayer and the lives of unborn babies. How many lives are we talking? 324,008 unborn human lives destroyed in one year. How many adoption referrals? 9,433. •$327 million is allocated for the Title X Family Planning Program – which provides funding to Planned Parenthood. This is a $44 million increase over the last four years. •$710 million is allocated for international family planning/reproductive health which provides funding...
  • Pro-Life People, Public Should See Abortion Expose' Film "Blood Money"

    08/30/2010 4:13:25 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/30/10 | Matt Abbott
    LifeNews.com Note: Matt C. Abbott is the former executive director of the Illinois Right to Life Committee and the former director of public affairs for the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League. He is a Catholic journalist and commentator. Today (August 29) I had the opportunity to see the recently-released gripping and informative documentary "Blood Money," featuring several pro-life leaders: Dr. Alveda King (niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.), former abortion facility owner Carol Everett, Joe Scheidler, Norma McCorvey, Fathers Frank Pavone and Tom Euteneuer, Troy Newman and former abortionist Bernard Nathanson.The film also features testimonies from post-abortive women, whose stories...
  • Premiere of Abortion Industry Exposé Delayed by Pro-Abort Activists ["Bloodmoney" Trailer at Link]

    05/11/2010 11:25:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 377+ views
    Life Site News ^ | ALBANY, New York, May 10, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    ALBANY, New York, May 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The world premiere of the abortion industry exposé "BloodMoney" has been delayed by what its producers say was the pressure that pro-abortion activists put on the owner of the theatre where the film was to feature. The Albany Times-Union reports that Roman Jaquez, a filmmaker from Troy, New York and producer of "BloodMoney," said that the owner of the Spectrum 8 Theatres called him over a week ago to inform him that he had canceled the screening after receiving phone calls from pro-abortion activists threatening to picket the theater for debuting the...
  • Blood Money: A Documentary on Planned Parenthood

    03/03/2010 11:22:47 AM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 20 replies · 513+ views
    Watch The Trailer.
  • Documentary to examine ‘Blood Money’ motive in abortion industry (video at link)

    09/02/2009 9:47:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 883+ views
    cna ^ | September 1, 2009
    Washington D.C., Sep 1, 2009 / 06:33 pm (CNA).- An upcoming pro-life documentary named “Blood Money” aims to shake the viewer “to the very core” and expose the “inconvenient truth” about the money involved in the abortion industry. The documentary interviews pro-life leaders, former abortionists, and women who have been harmed by abortion. One of the interviewees featured in the movie trailer, Carol Everett, was a part owner of several abortion clinics in the Dallas area who has repented of her involvement in abortion.In the Blood Money trailer she talks of the unsavory practices her clinics were involved in.“Our...
  • New Documentary "Blood Money" Seeks to Expose the Abortion Business

    08/27/2009 10:37:52 AM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies · 848+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | August 25, 2009 | Matt Anderson
    A group of filmmakers have recently filmed a documentary that aims to expose the terrible reality of abortion, focusing on the financial aspect of the multimillion dollar abortion industry. The film, entitled "Blood Money," includes numerous interviews with leaders of the pro-life movement, in which they lay out the facts about the abortion industry and the effects that abortions have on women. The film covers a variety of issues, including "Roe V. Wade, Planned Parenthood, the scientific fact that life begins at conception, and how abortion affects women who have had one" the director of the film, David K. Kyle,...
  • Letter Reveals another $200,000 Donation from Tiller for Sebelius

    04/16/2009 7:23:55 PM PDT · by topher · 15 replies · 647+ views
    Thursday April 16, 2009 Letter Reveals another $200,000 Donation from Notorious Abortionist Tiller to Help Elect Sebelius By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A second financial revelation has cast further doubt on Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' representation to the Senate Finance Committee of the nature of her relationship with late-term abortionist George Tiller.  Sebelius is President Obama's nominee for the secretary of the Health and Human Services (HHS). She is currently seeking Senate confirmation.After Sebelius was recently found to have reported only a fraction of Tiller's $38,450 in donations to her insurance commissioner campaign, Operation Rescue yesterday released a...
  • Letter Reveals another $200,000 Donation from Tiller for Sebelius (Obama Nominee)

    04/16/2009 7:32:15 PM PDT · by topher · 18 replies · 1,640+ views
    Thursday April 16, 2009 Letter Reveals another $200,000 Donation from Notorious Abortionist Tiller to Help Elect Sebelius By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A second financial revelation has cast further doubt on Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' representation to the Senate Finance Committee of the nature of her relationship with late-term abortionist George Tiller.  Sebelius is President Obama's nominee for the secretary of the Health and Human Services (HHS). She is currently seeking Senate confirmation.After Sebelius was recently found to have reported only a fraction of Tiller's $38,450 in donations to her insurance commissioner campaign, Operation Rescue yesterday released a...
  • HHS Nominee Sebelius Understated Donations From Abortion Doctor

    04/14/2009 4:10:52 AM PDT · by Man50D · 7 replies · 368+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 14, 2009 | Erica Werner
    President Barack Obama's health secretary nominee got nearly three times as much political money from a controversial abortion doctor as she told senators. The Health and Human Services Department said Monday that the omission was an oversight that Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius would correct. In a response to questions from the Senate Finance Committee made public last week, Sebelius wrote that she received $12,450 between 1994-2001 from Dr. George Tiller, one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers. But in addition to those campaign donations, records reviewed by The Associated Press show that Tiller gave at least $23,000 more from...
  • Sebelius lowballed donations from abortion doctor (the word is LIED)

    04/13/2009 4:05:37 PM PDT · by pissant · 19 replies · 825+ views
    AP/Google ^ | 4/13/09 | Erica Werner
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health secretary nominee, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, got nearly three times as much political money from an abortion doctor as she told senators.
  • Natl Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Fires 20% of Staff

    01/12/2009 2:56:34 PM PST · by julieee · 7 replies · 449+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 12, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- The Madoff fundraising scandal has had some beneficial fallout for the pro-life movement. Combined with the current economic downturn, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America is feeling the pinch and has laid off 20 percent of its staff. The nation's largest abortion business, which does 25 percent of all abortions in the United States annually, laid off about 30 people this week.
  • National Planned Parenthood Fires 20 Percent of Staff After Madoff Scandal

    01/12/2009 11:26:01 AM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies · 2,099+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/12/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Madoff fundraising scandal has had some beneficial fallout for the pro-life movement. Combined with the current economic downturn, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America is feeling the pinch and has laid off 20 percent of its staff. The nation's largest abortion business, which does 25 percent of all abortions in the United States annually, laid off about 30 people this week. Executives at Planned Parenthood confirmed the layoffs in an interview with the Crain's New York business publication. “As with many other nonprofit organizations, Planned Parenthood has had to make staff reductions at our headquarters...
  • Komen Breast Cancer Group Gives $ to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    12/01/2008 2:44:07 PM PST · by SErtelt · 33 replies · 962+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 1, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Los Angeles, CA (LifeNews.com) -- A Susan G. Komen Foundation affiliate in California is the latest to send hundreds of thousands of dollars to the nation's largest abortion business. The money is going to Planned Parenthood even though research confirms abortion increases a woman's risk of contracting breast cancer.
  • Planned Parenthood Christmas Gift Certificates OK for Abortions

    11/26/2008 12:14:28 PM PST · by SErtelt · 22 replies · 957+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 26, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Indianapolis, IN (LifeNews.com) -- In what could easily become the most offensive Christmas offer ever a Planned Parenthood affiliate is offering Christmas gift certificates. Purchasers can use them to give the gift of abortion even though the group claims that's not its purpose or intent.
  • Christmas: Here Is a Gift Certificate To Kill Your Baby

    11/26/2008 11:31:32 AM PST · by Jay777 · 12 replies · 683+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 26 Nov 08 | John Stephenson
    Sick, sick, sick, sick, sick! Nothing to dampen the Christmas cheer like a free bloody fetus! “People are making really tough decisions about putting gas in their car and food on their table, so we know that many women especially put healthcare at the bottom of their list to do,” said Chrystal Struben-Hall, Vice President of Planned Parenthood of Indiana… “They can be seen for sexually transmitted disease screenings, HIV tests and general prostate exams and those kinds of things,” said Struben-Hall. Some Hoosiers 24-Hour News 8 talked to asked if the gift certificates could be used towards abortions. The...
  • Loads of Cash ( Planned Parenthood cries poverty while spending millions to defeat Sarah’s Law )

    08/26/2008 8:08:28 AM PDT · by kellynla · 6 replies · 142+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | August 26, 2008 | staff
    At a press conference yesterday on the Capitol steps in Sacramento, Planned Parenthood was among a group of about two dozen organizations pleading with the legislature not to make additional cuts to state health spending in order to balance the budget. For more than a year, Planned Parenthood has been pleading poverty – but the abortion provider doesn’t seem short on cash when it comes to waging a political campaign against Proposition 4. As of July 31, the various Planned Parenthood affiliates in California had contributed nearly $2 million to a war chest aimed at defeating Sarah’s Law, a family...
  • Archdiocese to pay $5.5 million to erase 'stain'

    07/02/2008 1:56:46 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies · 124+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 2 juy 2008 | Berny Morsonand Jean Torkelson
    Art and Agnes Koldeway agonized for years over why three of their six kids abruptly left their secure family in Loveland and fled into the world, angry and estranged. The years of pain officially ended Tuesday with the conclusion of 18 sex-abuse complaints against the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver for $5.5 million. Sixteen cases implicated the late Harold Robert White, the priest accused of abusing John, Mary Kay and Tom Koldeway when they were youngsters. "They were so shamed and guilt-ridden each fled in different directions," said Jeff Anderson, the Minnesota attorney who assembled abuse victims Tuesday at a Denver...
  • Pennsylvania Abortion Center Turns to "Pledge a Protester" Fundraiser

    06/13/2008 6:42:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies · 211+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/13/2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Allentown, PA (LifeNews.com) -- The Allentown Women's Center abortion business in Pennsylvania is tired of the constant presence of pro-life advocates outside its facility. In a passive aggressive effort to intimidate the protesters and compel them to stop, the abortion center is resorting to the old "Pledge a Protester" campaign. The abortion business hopes to raise money from supporters for every minute pro-life advocates appear outside the center to help women find abortion alternatives. "We're trying to get a no-lose situation," an AWC director Jennifer Boulanger told WFMZ-TV. She said the funds will go to pro-abortion groups. "Remember, the longer...
  • Planned Parenthood’s Obscene Profits

    06/04/2008 3:28:04 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 5 replies · 73+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | June 4, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    GOP presidential candidate John McCain sounded more like a Democratic presidential candidate (a recurring trend) when he joined the Left’s oil industry bashers a few weeks ago. Asked by a North Carolina voter whether he supported a Jimmy Carter-era windfall profits tax, McCain responded: “Um, I don’t like obscene profits being made anywhere — and I’d be glad to look not just at the windfall profits tax — that’s not what bothers me — but we should look at any incentives that we are giving to people or industries or corporations that are distorting the market.” Here’s an idea for...
  • FReep This Poll! Are you going to buy or read 'If I Did It' by O.J. Simpson?

    09/15/2007 2:12:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies · 388+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | September 15, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian
    FReep This Poll! Are you going to buy or read 'If I Did It' by O.J. Simpson? Yes No Don't know Go to the North County Times/The Californian link provided. Scroll down a bit and look for the poll on the right hand side. Vote your choice. Note: This poll should remain active until Saturday evening...
  • Hat Maker Pulls MLB Caps Made for Gangs

    08/25/2007 12:57:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies · 15,630+ views
    A lineup of team logo baseball caps denounced as tailor-made for gang members was ordered removed from store shelves by its manufacturer Friday after complaints from baseball officials. "It has been brought to our attention that some combinations of icons and colors on a select number of our caps could be too closely perceived to be in association with gangs,"... The three styles in question used colors and symbols linked to three gangs: an all-white cap with a blue bandanna, the trademark of the notorious Crips; an all-white cap with a red bandanna worn by the rival Bloods; and a...
  • CAIR’s Blood Money

    03/13/2007 2:38:55 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 5 replies · 436+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 13 March 2007 | Patrick Poole
    At 12:17 pm on February 26, 1993, a 1,500lb urea-nitrate fuel-oil bomb hidden inside a rental van caused a massive explosion that ripped through the parking garage of the World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring another 1,042 – the first large-scale terrorist attack on U.S. soil by Islamic extremists. The terrorists had intended to topple one of the buildings onto the other, potentially killing tens of thousands of innocent Americans. Sadly, the fourteenth anniversary of that event passed last week with very little discussion by major media outlets, even though that lethal attack by Islamic terrorists ominously foreshadowed...
  • ARAB BANK PAYS OUT BLOOD MONEY - Life Insurance for Palestinian Suicide Bombers

    02/11/2007 5:08:39 PM PST · by Atlantic Bridge · 8 replies · 648+ views
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | February 09, 2007 | Christoph Schult, Britta Sandberg and Ansgar Mertin
    An important bank in the Arab world offers accounts paying a type of life insurance to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers. But now it could soon face a lawsuit from American lawyers representing the victims. On the morning of the day before he planned to blow himself up, Bassam Takruri wore a freshly ironed shirt, a blazer and polished shoes. At 10 a.m., the student said goodbye to his father, who gave him ten shekels in pocket money. It was a beautiful Saturday in May in the Palestinian town of Hebron. Everything seemed normal, at least for the rest...
  • Mel Wins Friday: #1 'Apocalypto' Bigger Opening Weekend Than 'Braveheart'

    12/09/2006 3:38:57 AM PST · by Mel Gibson · 193 replies · 4,119+ views
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | December 8, 2006 | Nikki Finke
    Call it a Hollywood shocker: Mel's Apocalypto will have a bigger weekend opening than his Braveheart. Despite scandal, an R-rating, subtitles because of an ancient dialect, no stars, and direct competition from movieland AAA-listers Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz, Gibson's Mayan epic won Friday's matinees and evenings, I'm told. At first, box office gurus were warning me that the weekend victor among three very competitive films all opening against each other would be too close to call. cameron_jude.jpgBut now I've learned it looks certain that Apocalypto will win the weekend -- bearing out my reporting back on December 1st when...
  • Mel Gibson Did It Again!

    10/19/2006 4:01:14 PM PDT · by flixxx · 140 replies · 5,670+ views
    foxnews ^ | Thursday , October 19, 2006 | Father Jonathan Morris
    Never before had I made an intercontinental flight to see a movie. But that's what I did this month when I accepted Mel Gibson's invitation to preview and critique his new film “Apocalypto,” scheduled to appear in theaters on December 8th. I didn't make the trek across the ocean for entertainment value. My work as a consultant on and off the set of Gibson's “Passion of the Christ,” gave me a new appreciation of the power of well-made, serious, and widely-distributed movies. They influence culture. They affect the way we think about the story they tell. Sometimes they warp our...
  • A Movie With Legs "Fahrenheit 9/11" is already dated, but "The Passion" will endure.

    01/27/2005 6:01:15 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 24 replies · 1,002+ views
    Opinion Journal/WSJ ^ | January 27, 2005 | Michael Medved
    The conventional wisdom concerning Tuesday's Oscar nominations suggests that the entertainment establishment made an appropriately cautious decision to avoid controversy by simultaneously snubbing both of the year's most polarizing pictures. In fact, the sloppy, dishonest, brain-dead habit of equating "The Passion of the Christ" with "Fahrenheit 9/11" reveals more about Hollywood's bias and blindness than any aspect of the major awards the two films won't receive. "Fahrenheit 9/11" represents an unabashedly partisan piece of propaganda whose primary purpose (proudly and repeatedly announced by its irrepressible creator) involved the attempt to discredit and, ultimately, defeat the Bush administration. "The Passion," on...
  • Mel Gibson, dad back church

    01/25/2006 7:41:57 AM PST · by NYer · 67 replies · 2,051+ views
    Pittsburgh Live ^ | January 25, 2006 | Richard Gazarick
    Hutton Gibson has been making a three-hour drive each week for the past year from his home in Summersville, W.Va., to rural Westmoreland County, a round trip of more than 300 miles, just to attend Sunday Mass. Now, the 87-year-old Gibson plans to have his own church in Mt. Pleasant Township. The church is St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, now located in a ranch-style brick home along Route 982 South between the villages of Lycippus and Weltytown. Gibson is no ordinary parishioner. Gibson is the father of actor-director Mel Gibson and a follower of an ultraconservative branch of Catholicism that...
  • Mel Gibson, dad back church

    01/26/2006 8:52:28 AM PST · by laney · 22 replies · 652+ views
    Religion News ^ | Jan 26th, 2006
    Hutton Gibson has been making a three-hour drive each week for the past year from his home in Summersville, W.Va., to rural Westmoreland County, a round trip of more than 300 miles, just to attend Sunday Mass. Now, the 87-year-old Gibson plans to have his own church in Mt. Pleasant Township. The church is St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, now located in a ranch-style brick home along Route 982 South between the villages of Lycippus and Weltytown. Gibson is no ordinary parishioner. Gibson is the father of actor-director Mel Gibson and a follower of an ultraconservative branch of Catholicism that...
  • Clinics Use Tissue From Babies Killed in Abortions for Cosmetic Injections

    08/09/2006 1:00:04 AM PDT · by DaveTesla · 26 replies · 1,108+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | August 8, 2006 | Steven Ertelt
    London, England (LifeNews.com) -- Women from around the world are traveling to clinics in various locations that are now offering face lifts and cosmetic surgery using tissue from babies who have been killed by abortions. Pro-life advocates are strongly condemning the practice and saying the taking of human life is never warranted -- especially for such a self-serving purpose. Women like Susan Barrington, a 52-year-old housewife from England, are heading to places such as Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Moscow and Rotterdam to obtain the treatments. She has been given the final go-ahead form a local clinic to travel abroad for...
  • Church Digs Mel Gibson's $5 Million

    02/13/2006 9:09:11 AM PST · by laney · 47 replies · 1,535+ views
    Religion News ^ | Feb 13th, 2006
    Mel Gibson made so much money from “The Passion of the Christ” that he’s now putting it where his mouth is, so to speak. He’s continuing to build a religious compound in Malibu for Catholics who reject Vatican II, and is implicitly endorsing his controversial father’s beliefs by helping him launch a similar church in Pennsylvania. Last year, according to federal tax filings, Gibson parked $5 million of his "Passion" profits in his tax-free private foundation — the same vehicle he’s used to pour millions into a 17-acre religious compound he’s building in Agoura Hills, Calif., at a “secret” rural...
  • Bolster trust, chase greed away from death's door (NY-bones stolen from crematorium ..unreal)

    01/27/2006 5:25:09 PM PST · by STARWISE · 10 replies · 938+ views
    TimesUnion ^ | 1/15/06 | Caplan + McGee
    When it comes to the body, they say you can't take it with you when you die. But they didn't say it should be sold from the back of a truck. Or that you should not have the right to give a fully informed consent for whatever it is that medical science wants to do with your remains. Recently it was revealed that a group of criminals was stealing bones from bodies at crematoriums in New York. They were then sold to for-profit tissue banks in New Jersey and Florida. Among the victims was the late host of PBS television's...
  • How Corzine's giving keeps on giving back to him,

    02/19/2005 9:40:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 18 replies · 1,027+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 02.14.05 | DEBORAH HOWLETT
    On an oddly shaped lot at the intersection of Westminster Place and Passaic Street in Garfield, the steel frame of the Rev. Calvin McKinney's new church rises to meet the clear, February sky. McKinney has dreamed of building this church for 33 years, since he took over as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, where the modest stucco building belies McKinney's status as one of the most influential blackministers in New Jersey. It was a dream deferred, until Democratic Sen. Jon Corzine gave McKinney $1.8 million from his charitable foundation. The foundation, with Corzine as its only trustee, has showered charities...
  • Envoys admit taking oil payoffs

    10/13/2005 5:41:30 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 22 replies · 835+ views
    The Times (London) ^ | October 14, 2005 | Charles Bremner
    France has distanced itself from two former ambassadors facing corruption charges TWO former French ambassadors have admitted earning hundreds of thousands of dollars from the sale of oil that Iraq had assigned to them under the United Nations Oil-for-Food programme. The disclosure tarnished France’s moral stand against the invasion of Iraq, and its Foreign Ministry scrambled to distance itself from the alleged illicit activities of Serge Boidevaix, a former director of the ministry, and of Jean-Bernard Mérimée, a former French Ambassador to the UN. Both are facing corruption charges. Jean-Baptiste Mattei, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, said: “There is no...
  • Cindy Cashes In: Signs With Speakers Bureau. Can You Say "Blood Money"? Shur I Knew You Could

    09/15/2005 7:40:34 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 27 replies · 463+ views
    Speaking Matters LLC ^ | September 14, 2005 | C.J. Lonoff
    Mother and Anti-War Hero Cindy Sheehan Signs with Speaking Matters LLC for Public Speaking Tour Cindy Sheehan may have ended her summer vigil at the president's ranch in Crawford, Texas, but she is taking her anti-war activism to colleges/universities by participating in public speaking and public programs across the nation. New York, NY (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) September 14, 2005 -- There are moments in history when the courageous actions of one individual act to galvanize a movement – whether for civil rights, women's rights, pro-democracy, or against a war. The summer of 2005 will forever be remembered with...
  • Pennsylvania governor vetoes prohibition on abortion funding

    07/31/2005 9:57:09 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 10 replies · 397+ views
    Pittsburgh Catholic ^ | ! August 2005 | Chuck Moody
    When Gov. Ed Rendell added language and money to the recently signed state budget to specifically fund organizations that perform and promote abortions, he ignored the deeply held conviction of many Pennsylvania residents that they do not want their state tax dollars to fund abortions in any way, said Susan Rauscher, diocesan secretary for pastoral and social concerns. “It is shocking that Gov. Rendell can take money away from individuals in desperate need to give an additional $6.6 million to organizations who specialize in the deliberate taking of innocent human life,” Rauscher said. “As Catholics, we are particularly disturbed by...
  • People Power vs. The UN.

    03/08/2005 3:08:51 PM PST · by Rogers324 · 5 replies · 253+ views
    We have seen in the past and recently in places like Manilla, Kiev and Beirut what thousands of people can do with a common cause can do. Commonly called the "People Power" revolution. In the mid-1980’s a popular movement sprang up to oust the corrupt Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. As the resistance gained momentum, two key military officers defected from the government and sequestered themselves inside a Manila military base. What followed was an amazing example of nonviolent struggle as hundreds of thousands of ordinary Filipinos took to the streets to protect the rebel officers from troops still loyal to...
  • Protest the UN? Not a red or cedar revolution,but people power vs. the UN. (Must Read!)

    03/08/2005 3:06:16 PM PST · by Rogers324 · 3 replies · 263+ views
    We have seen in the past and recently in places like Manilla, Kiev and Beirut what thousands of people can do with a common cause can do. Commonly called the "People Power" revolution. In the mid-1980’s a popular movement sprang up to oust the corrupt Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. As the resistance gained momentum, two key military officers defected from the government and sequestered themselves inside a Manila military base. What followed was an amazing example of nonviolent struggle as hundreds of thousands of ordinary Filipinos took to the streets to protect the rebel officers from troops still loyal to...