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  • Hillary Clinton says Brexit supporters 'voted against modern Britain'

    10/09/2017 9:52:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 9, 2017 | Sam Meredith
    Britons who supported Brexit in last year's referendum on European Union (EU) membership "voted against modern Britain," Hillary Clinton said in an interview published Sunday. The former U.S. secretary of state told The Sunday Times: "They voted against modern Britain and the EU, believing that somehow this would be good for their small village. It made no sense… The same thing played out in my race, but I didn't think we were so vulnerable. But it turned out we were wrong — in part because the Russians played a much bigger role." American intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian President...
  • An Open Letter to Miley Cyrus

    05/08/2017 4:52:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | May 8, 2017 | Michael Brown
    Miley, I’m writing this letter to you on the slight chance you’ll read it. If you don’t, many others will, and some of them will begin to pray for you daily. Some of your followers might also read it, and perhaps something in this letter will speak to them.But I write to you for one reason only: I care about your soul. Despite your riches and your fame, your life is a shell of what God intends it to be.Please forgive me, though, if I’m not super familiar with your work. My daughters are in their late 30’s, so I...
  • “Benjamin Franklin, an American Life”

    05/26/2016 9:14:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/26/16 | Ed Wood
    Sometimes the rigors of daily life just get too overwhelming, causing me to turn to other less stressful items of interest. So I am now reading, “Benjamin Franklin -- An American Life,” by famed biographer, Walter Isaacson. It is already an amazing story about an amazing man, and I am not half way through its 586 pages --- small type, no pictures! Benjamin Franklin: author, inventor, scientist, politician, raconteur. But he considered himself, first and foremost, to be a printer. And would generally sign his name, “Benjamin Franklin, printer.” For in that Colonial period, a printer was a person of...
  • Abortion and Down Syndrome [Zot!]

    08/25/2015 10:31:30 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/25/15 | Editorial Board
    It is tempting to dismiss the latest anti-choice salvo from Ohio lawmakers, which would criminalize abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, as a blatantly unconstitutional ploy that would never be enforced. That would be a mistake. The bill stands a disturbingly good chance of approval this fall by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature A similar bill passed in North Dakota in 2013 bans abortions on the grounds of fetal genetic anomalies, including Down syndrome. The law has not yet been enforced — under existing Supreme Court precedent it is hard to see how it could be — but...
  • The Sins That Come From Being a Busybody – A Meditation on a Teaching of St. Gregory

    12/30/2014 7:25:08 AM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-29-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Sins That Come From Being a Busybody – A Meditation on a Teaching of St. Gregory By: Msgr. Charles PopeFaults in others I can see, but praise the Lord there’re none in me!The term “busybody” usually refers to one who is intent on the matters of others but looks little to his own issues. Busybodies also tend to focus especially on the faults, foibles, and troubles of other folks. Seldom are they chattering away about good news related to other people; more often it is the scurrilous and scandalous that occupy their minds.Merriam-Webster online defines a busybody as  “a person who...
  • N.D. woman to hand out "fat letters" to obese kids during Halloween

    11/01/2013 10:53:25 AM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | Oct 30, 2013 | Michelle Castillo
    Most children expect to get candy when they go trick-or-treating. But, if they stop by one Fargo, North Dakota woman's house, they might get an unexpected "fat letter." A station manager told in Fargo that a woman identified as Cheryl called into the Y-94 morning program saying that she wanted to make a stand against obesity during Halloween. Her idea? Give children who had extra pounds on them a letter instead of a sweet treat. "You (sic) child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar treats to the extent of some children this Halloween...
  • Senators Urge Baseball to Ban Tobacco

    10/18/2011 4:47:31 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 25 replies
    ESPN.COM ^ | Oct 18th 2011 | ESPN
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. senators and health officials are taking on a baseball tradition older than the World Series itself: chewing tobacco on the diamond. With the Series set to begin Wednesday between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers, the senators, along with health officials from the teams' cities, want the players union to agree to a ban on chewing tobacco at games and on camera. They made the pleas in separate letters, obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.
  • Ohio gunman was in property dispute, neighbors say

    08/08/2011 7:46:48 PM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 7 replies
    WRAL ^ | 08/08/2011 | WRAL
    COPLEY, Ohio — A gunman who killed seven people during a weekend rampage in his Ohio neighborhood cornered one of his victims, his girlfriend's 11-year-old nephew, in the basement of a house, ordered out the family sheltering the boy and then shot him, police said Monday. Michael Hance's cold-blooded killing of such a young victim after stalking seven other people on a tidy suburban Akron street named Goodenough Avenue was, neighbors said, the culmination of a dispute over a home that once belonged to his girlfriend's parents.
  • Michelle Obama’s $400 Million ‘Food Desert’ Scam

    11/08/2010 4:53:13 AM PST · by IbJensen · 101 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/27/2010 | Terence P Jeffrey
    First Lady Michelle Obama has called on Congress to create a $400 million-a-year program to encourage the establishment of supermarkets in places she calls “food deserts.” The situation in these “food deserts,” as Mrs. Obama describes it, is quite dire indeed. American children are growing fat because their parents cannot get to a supermarket—to buy fruits and vegetables—without undergoing the hardship of boarding a bus or riding a taxi. As a consequence, food-desert-dwelling children are forced to eat fast food and junk procured at chain restaurants and convenience stores. In a March 10 speech, the first lady painted a sad...
  • Did/Will Obama attend his grandmother's funersl/memorial service (Vanity)

    12/14/2008 7:26:40 AM PST · by carrier-aviator · 31 replies · 1,518+ views
    When Obama's grandmother died the press never inquired about his attendance at the funeral or a later memorial service. But I dug and found some pieces that said he would not attend the funeral, but would attend a memorial service in December. I've not seen any mention of an Obama visit to Hawaii in December. So, did/will he attend the funeral or memorial service? If not, why not? This is the woman that raised him for God's sake!
  • A Quiverfull Of Kids

    12/10/2008 8:18:42 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 95 replies · 1,198+ views ^ | December 10, 2008 | Brett Singer
    I learned a new word today - Quiverfull. According to a blog entry on (doesn't sound very impressive but hey, let's take our new words where we can get them), " a growing movement of Protestants" who believe that "since children are blessings from God, we should receive as many as God will give." Therefore, no birth control. The Duggar family is about to have their 18th child, and they are a quiverfull family. The best line from the Sodahead post is, "I'm not sure how to tell the difference between a husband who wants sex and God saying...
  • Many workers on Verizon project are in U.S. illegally

    08/02/2008 9:55:36 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 36 replies · 218+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 3 Aug 08 | Tim McGlone
    Brenda Smith and her husband became curious last winter about the workers who showed up in their neighborhood around Old Providence Road in Virginia Beach. Without any notice to her, the largely Hispanic crew began digging trenches in her front yard and shoving orange tubing into the ground. She tried to ask them questions, but they didn't speak English. Concerned about the growing number of illegal immigrants in Virginia, Smith decided to find out whether the men in her yard were here legally. She learned they were part of a $23 billion Verizon fiber-optic project intended to bring state-of-the-art television...
  • Pols barking for pooch crackdown [Seatbelts for Dogs?]

    05/03/2007 8:57:05 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 27 replies · 731+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 3 May 2007 | Renee Nadeau and Neal Simpson
    Bay State dogs may soon end up on a shorter leash if state and local legislators get their way. From lap dogs to pit bulls, none of the state’s pooches will escape the latest round of canine crackdowns. “You can’t allow people to be afraid all the time,” said Avril T. Elkort, vice chairwoman of the Canton Board of Selectmen, where a new ordinance limits residents to one pit bull per household. “It was a public safety issue.” Canton animal control officer Ellen Barnett objected to the new regulation. “The problem I had with it is that it was too...
  • 'Kiss me, touch me, feel me, rape me' (Editorial about

    02/28/2006 4:34:08 PM PST · by wagglebee · 127 replies · 4,381+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/28/06 | Rebecca Hagelin
    "Kiss me", "Touch me", "Feel me", "Rape me" – the invitations flashed across the photo of a scantily clad young woman on one of the most popular teen Web hangouts in the world – Techno-hussies and innocent children just enjoying the latest method to socialize with their friends are falling victim because they are sharing very personal, often provocative and trashy information on, which is quickly becoming a sexual predator's playground. So rampant are the reports and allegations linking sex-crimes and even murder to activity on MySpace that producers at "America's Most Wanted" are looking into the...
  • How & Why to Re-focus Halloween as a "Fall Festival"

    10/07/2005 10:14:25 AM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 258 replies · 4,460+ views
    GTBE email ^ | 10/07/05 | self
    Re-focus Halloween! If your school insists on having some kind of Halloween celebration, recommend that they steer away from the ghoulish and occult and, instead, focus on the event as a fall festival. ... "When you turn evil into a game, it trivializes it and numbs children to its darkness." (excerpt from email) GREAT RESOURCE SITE for Teachers, Parents & Students.
  • FR Posting Style Book - format for replying (We seem to be slipping)

    04/09/2005 11:51:09 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 323 replies · 5,345+ views
    Me, Myself and BJungNan | April 9, 2005 | BJungNan
    Lately there seems to be some slippage of what has been for years the common style for replying to posts. In the interest of FR Stylebook maintenance, here is what has been proper style on replying to comments in a thread. The common form for replies is as follows: 1. Quote the person you are replying to with italics (if you are replying to someone specifically and what they said). 2. Seperate with a paragraph mark. 3. Show your reply in regular text Example:Even after five years (or so) of reading FR, I still find myself amazed at the quality...
  • Kaufmann's Pays To End Probe Of Endless 'Sales' (Spitzer alert)

    01/24/2005 4:50:02 AM PST · by E Rocc · 2 replies · 284+ views
    Newsnet5 ^ | January 23, 2005 | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- A national department store chain has agreed to pay $400,000 to end an investigation into claims that it advertised deceptive sale prices on items ranging from watches to outdoor grills, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said. Kaufmann's, a division of the May Department Stores Co., based in St. Louis, will end the practice of advertising long-standing "sales" prices while the stated "regular price" was rarely or never charged, Spitzer said. Kaufmann's, which is based in Boston, operates 51 stores in New York, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. "Phony sales can lure customers away from competitors and trick consumers...
  • Denver Voters to Decide on Circus Visits

    08/09/2004 11:40:30 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 561+ views
    aolnews ^ | 8/9/04 | CATHERINE TSAI
    DENVER (Aug. 9) - Fifteen-year-old Heather Herman, who wears leather and eats meat, is an unlikely animal rights activist. Yet largely due to her, Denver voters will decide this week whether to allow the circus to come to town. Herman contends the animals aren't meant to travel the country caged or in train cars, performing for audiences on cue. Her push to petition for a law ensuring abuse-free circuses rather than just passing out leaflets took some supporters by surprise. "I guess you get jaded when you get older," said Ashley Soard, formerly of Rocky Mountain Animal Defense and now...
  • Real estate dictatorships threaten 'American Dream'

    07/07/2004 7:43:30 PM PDT · by walford · 38 replies · 1,970+ views
    Inman Real Estate News ^ | July 7, 2004 | Carol Lloyd
    Real estate dictatorships threaten 'American Dream'By Carol Lloyd Inman NewsConsumer Real Estate News (This is Part 2 of a two-part series. See Part 1: Homeowners wage war on real estate dictatorship.) Last week, I reported on the convoluted and sometimes baffling war over the fate of the Westlake Subdivision Improvement Association, the homeowners association (HOA) for 6,500 homes in Daly City, Calif. At the heart of the struggle was U. Deutsch, an elderly German-born woman who has spent a good portion of the last 30 years working to dismantle an organization she considers fraudulent and unjust.Although the facts were on her...
  • Big Brother is watching INSIDE our homes in the People's Republic of East Lansing.

    04/04/2002 10:30:35 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 73 replies · 777+ views
    My mailbox | 4-4-02 | Dan from MI and my apt manager
    I get this notice today. ATTENTION: Residents of ******** Apartmants. RE: CITY OF EAST LANSING HOUSING INSPECTION The City of East Lansing will be conducting their annual housing inspection (date given). During the inspection they will be checking for overall cleanliness, safety, and maintenance conditions. The following is a list of items that they have cited violations on. This is not a complete list, but the most common issues we have seen in the apartments. Please keep in mind that tickets can be written to the residents. (listing part of the list) 2. Garbage, EMPTY BEVERAGE CANS stored in ANY...