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  • Who Cut Off Van Gogh's Ear?

    05/05/2009 5:37:22 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 34 replies · 977+ views
    AOL ^ | 5/5/09 | aol
    ...'Van Gogh's Ear: Paul Gauguin and the Pact of Silence' contends Van Gogh and Gauguin got into an argument over a prostitute named Rachel outside the brothel where she worked. Gauguin, an excellent fencer, drew his sword and cut off Van Gogh's left ear. "The left ear fell. We cannot say if it was deliberate or an accident. In this situation, the protagonists vowed to keep silent. Then Gauguin disappeared, abandoning his friend," Kaufmann said, according to the Daily Mall. Gauguin, according to the book, dumped the sword in the nearby Rhone River. Van Gogh handed the severed ear to...
  • Fainting Over Obama [Audience member swoons at the FBI, presidential teleprompter reading]

    04/29/2009 5:42:30 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 13 replies · 675+ views
    President Obama's tour of government agencies has had the feel of campaign rallies -- screaming supporters, stump speeches, etc. And today at the FBI came another similarity -- an employee at the event apparently fainted... He told the workers that it happened all the time while he was running for president last year, and the person was almost always just fine. "People were falling out all the time," he said with a [nauseating] smile [and nose in the air].
  • Obama Birth Certificate Rears Its Head - Again

    12/01/2008 6:00:47 PM PST · by Aquinasfan · 137 replies · 4,705+ views
    AOL ^ | 12/1/08 | Liza Porteus Viana
    The election may be over, but not the controversy. Just when you thought the flap over the genuineness of Barack Obama's birth certificate was all said and done...
  • Some Good News for McCain in State Polling [Closing rapidly in battleground states]

    11/03/2008 5:10:10 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 17 replies · 1,201+ views
    Mason-Dixon / AOL ^ | 11/02/08 | Dave
    But this is a positive move for these numbers in almost every state. Especially PA. There are other polls in PA that don't show it this close but they've also moved in GOP direction over the past few days. Ras has it at -6, SUSA at -7, Morning Call at -7. A week ago MC was at -13, heck all the polls were in the double digits. This is excellent corroboration of Rick Davis' statement about them being close in PA.
  • Ayers' 1974 book, "Prairie Fire," dedicated to Sirhan Sirhan (among 99 others)

    10/30/2008 9:18:52 PM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 34 replies · 2,064+ views
    Hannity and Colmes | 10/30/08 | Sean Hannity
    Tonight, on "Hannity and Colmes," Sean revealed that Ayers' 1974 book, "Prairie Fire," is dedicated to Sirhan Sirhan, among 99 other people. Sirhan Sirhan assasinated Robert F. Kennedy. Sean mentioned that Ayers' book is extremely difficult to obtain.
  • Pink: Sarah Palin 'Hates Women'

    09/12/2008 5:04:57 PM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 88 replies · 253+ views
    Popeater ^ | 9/12/2008 | Melinda Newman
    In her 2006 song 'Dear Mr. President,' Pink asked George W. Bush a few probing questions. Now she's got some choice words for a certain vice presidential candidate. "If I were writing a letter to Sarah Palin," Pink told PopEater during her Sessions taping on Thursday, "it would be a lot of whys and hows. Who are you? Do you know? Why do you hate animals? Please point out Iraq on a map ..." What scares Pink are women who consider the Alaska governor's selection a feminist victory. "This woman hates women," the singer said. "She is not a feminist....
  • ess Confession: Live Infant Stabbed To Death By Tiller Abortionist Shelley Sella

    06/24/2008 7:21:37 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 77 replies · 463+ views
    Operation Rescue ^ | 6/24/08 | Operation Rescue
    Wichita, KS - June 24, 2008 - A murder investigation has been opened involving Shelley Sella, a California abortionist employed by George Tiller, who is reported to have intentionally stabbed to death an infant born alive during an abortion at Tiller's Women's Health Care Services abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas. Operation Rescue reported the incident to the Wichita Police Department after a former Tiller employee, Tina Davis, told Troy Newman and Cheryl Sullenger of the stabbing in April. It is believed that the alleged infanticide took place sometime in the past two years. In addition, the incident has been reported...
  • Why a Greenpeace co-founder went nuclear

    04/25/2008 5:52:32 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 12 replies · 277+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/4/08 | ERIKA LOVLEY
    When Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore first began second-guessing his opposition to nuclear power, he did what any good environmentalist would do: He buried it. The activist had already helped spearhead Greenpeace’s fight against nuclear testing and had gained international recognition after being arrested for shielding a baby seal from a hunter’s club. “I had always been afraid of nuclear waste,” he said in an interview. “I thought if I got anywhere near it, it would kill me. But deep down, intellectually, I knew it could work.” As global warming grew from scientific theory to public concern in the late 1980s,...
  • Obama's Church: Cauldron of Division [2007 Obama "nodded in agreement" with "US of White America"]

    03/15/2008 7:50:40 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 111 replies · 3,714+ views
    ...Wright's strong sentiments were echoed in the Sunday morning service attended by NewsMax. Wright laced into America's establishment, blaming the "white arrogance" of America's Caucasian majority for the woes of the world, especially the oppression suffered by blacks. To underscore the point he refers to the country as the "United States of White America." Many in the congregation, including Obama, nodded in apparent agreement as these statements were made...
  • An Open Secret in China [Disturbing anecdote about Chinese Fish Farming]

    10/10/2007 12:33:39 PM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 4 replies · 275+ views
    Insided Catholic ^ | 10/10/2007 | Zoe Romanowsky
    My issue of Slow, the magazine of the Slow Food movement arrived the other day. (One of the loveliest things in print.) One of its articles, “China is Nearer,” contains extensive quotes from a two year report in Lettre International (2006) by Beijing journalist, Zhou Qing, about food safety in China. Here’s an excerpt from Qing’s report: Towards the end of the year when farmers clean out the bottom of their fishponds, not only is sludge removed but the bottom of the pond is covered in a thick layer of contraceptive pills. Considerable quantities of them are also mixed into...
  • Massachusetts Abortion Victim's Mom Comes Forward

    09/28/2007 11:02:01 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 48 replies · 151+ views
    Hyannis, MA - September 28, 2007 - Eileen Smith has come forward in order to keep her daughter's abortion death from being "swept under the rug." Her 22-year old daughter, Laura Hope Smith, died on September 13, 2007, during an abortion done by Rapin Osathanondh at Women Health Clinic in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Smith told Operation Rescue that she had no idea that her daughter was 13 weeks pregnant and considering an abortion. A friend accompanied Laura to the clinic. Early reports indicated that Laura died of hemorrhage, but Smith says that her daughter died on the abortion table. "There was...
  • Tiller's Abortion Clinic Will Remain Closed A Third Straight Week

    08/08/2007 11:59:32 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 16 replies · 444+ views
    Wichita, KS - As late-term abortionist George R. Tiller faces a possible 19 years in jail on charges he committed illegal post-viability abortions, his infamous abortion clinic, Women's Health Care Services will remain closed for at least another week, Operation Rescue has confirmed. Tiller surprised pro-lifers when no abortions took place on July 31, 2007, as scheduled. His clinic has been closed to patients since. WHCS was also closed the first week in July, but according to his web site, that closure was a scheduled one. Abortion patients continue to be turned away with clinic personnel telling callers that WHCS...
  • Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick eyes free education from age 3 through community college

    08/07/2007 12:35:34 PM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 53 replies · 957+ views
    AP ^ | 8/7/2007
    Gov. Deval Patrick envisions free education for every Massachusetts resident from age 3 through community college. To help him make that vision a reality, Patrick on Monday appointed an 18-member panel to draw up blueprints for the 10-year plan. "We need to change fundamentally the way we think about and most of all deliver public education in this commonwealth," the Democratic governor said. "Everything is on the table." The leadership team will work under former Boston Public Schools superintendent Thomas Payzant, EMC Corp. chairman and CEO Joseph Tucci and Wheelock College President Jackie Jenkins-Scott. That trio has until March to...
  • Before Dallas [The prelude to the priest sex scandal]

    06/18/2007 5:48:34 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 39 replies · 496+ views
    The Catholic World ^ | 6/18/2007 | Nicholas P. Cafardi, J.D., J.C.D.
    Many informed American Catholics are familiar with the actions that the bishops took at their Dallas meeting in 2002, when they adopted the zero tolerance policy for priests who had sexually abused children, a policy that, with the approval of the Apostolic See, became canon law for the United States. This was a drastic measure, meant to deal with drastic facts. It resulted in the removal of over 700 priests from ministry. However, very few people are aware of what led up to Dallas. What did the bishops do before 2002 while the disaster was building? In the middle of...
  • Man Awakens From 19-Year Coma

    06/04/2007 8:25:46 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 35 replies · 549+ views
    CBS News ^ | 6/4/2007 | AP
    (AP) A railway worker who emerged from a 19-year coma woke to a radically altered Poland and is learning to adapt to his new life, Polish media reported. "I wake up at 7 a.m. and I watch TV," Jan Grzewski, 65, told TVN24 Television over the weekend, smiling slightly as he lay in bed at his home in the northern city of Dzialdowo. "I could not talk or do anything, now it's much better," he said in a weak but clear voice, some two months emerging from his coma. Wojciech Pstragowski, a rehabilitation specialist, said Grzewski was shocked at the...
  • O'Reilly Rebounds With Hard-Hitting Exposé on Notorious Abortionist

    05/31/2007 6:27:06 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 56 replies · 1,914+ views
    Operation Rescue ^ | 5/31/2007 | OR Staff
    Accuses KS Governor of protecting Tiller New York City, NY - May 31, 2007 - Fox News host Bill O'Reilly rebounded from a six-month silence to issue a scathing segment on the notorious late-term abortionist George R. Tiller that aired the evening of May 30. During the segment, O'Reilly blasted Tiller for "executing fetuses" for "vague medical reasons."He was equally critical of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who vetoed a bill that would have required Tiller to provide specific medical reasons for abortions after 21 weeks of pregnancy. "Incredibly, Gov. Sebelius is protecting Tiller," O'Reilly said during his broadcast. "And Gov....
  • Official Seeking Favor Was a Patrick [D-MA Governor] Donor

    03/07/2007 5:17:15 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 9 replies · 524+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 3/7/07 | Casey Ross
    Facing another withering controversy, Gov. Deval Patrick apologized yesterday for intervening in a financial deal involving an embattled mortgage lender - a mea culpa that came as the Herald learned that the Ameriquest official who requested his help was also a campaign donor. Patrick made a phone call to a top Citigroup official at the urging of Adam Bass, a top Ameriquest lawyer who gave a maximum $500 donation to Patrick’s campaign in February 2006, financial records show. Patrick previously served as a director for the mortgage company, which has faced accusations of predatory lending. The governor’s intervention occurred despite...
  • Picasso Paintings Stolen in Paris

    02/28/2007 6:55:38 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 430 replies · 3,637+ views
    AOL News ^ | 2/28/07 | AP
    PARIS (Feb. 28) - At least two Picasso paintings, worth a total of nearly $66 million, were stolen from the artist's granddaughter's house in Paris, police said Wednesday. The paintings, "Maya and the Doll" and "Portrait of Jacqueline," disappeared overnight Monday to Tuesday from the chic 7th arrondissement, or district, a Paris police official said. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said they were worth nearly $66 million. The director of the Picasso Museum, Anne Baldassari, said several paintings and drawings were stolen from the home of Diana Widmaier-Picasso....
  • Jackie’s private letter to Joan up for bid [Jackie's advice to Joan about her philandering husband]

    02/23/2007 8:21:10 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 90 replies · 3,363+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/23/07 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy advised her sister-in-law, Joan, to stop being a doormat for her philandering hubby, Ted Kennedy - and if he didn’t shape up, to move out, according to letters up for auction tomorrow in Connecticut. “This is the 20th century - not the 19th - where the little woman stayed home on a pedestal with the kids and her rosary,” Jackie wrote in an undated four-page note to the senator’s wife and miserable mother of three. “Your life matters - as much as him - you love him - but you can’t destroy yourself.” The hand-written...
  • Truth Truck Saves Baby Again -Woman had no idea abortion kills a “live” baby

    02/13/2007 5:02:31 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 92 replies · 1,548+ views
    Woman with four children had no idea abortion kills a “live” baby Wichita, KS – A couple who intended to abort their fifth child at George Tiller’s Wichita abortion mill changed their minds after seeing photos of aborted babies on Operation Rescue’s Truth Truck, which is parked outside the entrance every day the mill is open. Remarkably, the pregnant woman, Francisca, was unaware that her developing baby was alive even in the first trimester even though she has givin birth to four children. “I am so glad that we found out about it BEFORE we went through with it!” Francisca...
  • Student Life 101 [UMass: kids may come home "with new opinions on politics or religion"]

    02/06/2007 7:52:15 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 55 replies · 1,987+ views
    UMass Amherst Magazine ^ | 2/2007 | Leslie Wolfe
    Student Life 101 Being a student today is about much more than academics Leslie Wolfe ’80G ...IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT PAST, when a college education was a rarity, student life was nearly monastic. The mostly male student body adhered to a daily routine of chapel, classes, and perhaps military training. Meals were perfunctory, required exercise took place on the sole campus playing field or the single stuffy gymnasium, and then it was off to sleep in a Spartan dormitory room. Colleges operated in loco parentis; expectations for conduct were high, regulations were strict, and discipline was firm. Those quaint times are...
  • burkhini

    01/17/2007 4:48:35 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 3 replies · 825+ views
    Supposedly, a mixture between a burkha and a bikini,(although some aliken it to an old fashioned swimsuit) this will allow those ladies who don't wish to share the view of their flesh to the 'toms', to partake in water activity. While this might not put an end to the perhaps odd sight of full abayas floating in the sea, it might change the landscape of the ladies beach or ladies day at Wild Wadi. We have mentioned the sports hijab before, which originated from the Netherlands. This culturally sensitive attire comes from Oz. Good on ya mate. From Ahiida -...
  • Ontario Well on Way to Declaring More Than Two Legal Parents For Children

    01/12/2007 5:53:30 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 11 replies · 267+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/31/06 | Hilary White
    Activist Judge Roy McMurtry creates further chaos for family life to satisfy gays' wants By Hilary White TORONTO, August 31, 2006 ( – Once again the needs of children in Canada are being placed a distant second to the personal wants of Canadian gay activists. In response, the Alliance for Marriage and Family, a coalition of groups fighting the legislative and judicial attacks on the traditional family, has filed a brief in Ontario’s Court of Appeals in what is being called the ‘three parents case.’ The case involves two women in a lesbian relationship and a man who donated his...
  • The Apple iPhone Runs OSX (photos of the new iPhone)

    01/09/2007 10:58:07 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 18 replies · 1,193+ views
    Engadget ^ | 1/9/07 | Chris Zeigler
    Capping literally years of speculation on perhaps the most intensely followed unconfirmed product in Apple's history -- and that's saying a lot -- the iPhone has been announced today. Yeah, we said it: "iPhone," the name the entire free world had all but unanimously christened it from the time it'd been nothing more than a twinkle in Stevie J's eye (comments, Cisco?). Sweet, glorious specs of the 11.6 millimeter device (that's frickin' thin, by the way) include a 3.5-inch wide touchscreen display with multi-touch support and a proximity sensor to turn off the sensor when it's close to your face,...
  • Sergio Trifkovic on "Islam and Jihad" [Unflinching audio program]

    01/05/2007 6:15:46 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 7 replies · 348+ views
    Serge Trifkovic writes for "Chronicles" magazine and is the author of "The Sword of the Prophet." In this program he debunks the myth of "moderate Islam." And yes, Muslims are obligated to lie to the kafir.
  • “I Left My Dead Baby In The Toilet” - Former Tiller Patient Tells Of Abortion Horror On O’Reilly

    12/13/2006 8:32:59 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 48 replies · 1,485+ views
    Operation Rescue ^ | 12/13/2006
    Washington,DC - Dec 13, 2006 A former abortion patient of George R. Tiller, the infamous late-term abortionist from Wichita, Kansas, appeared on the Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor” Tuesday evening and told details of her horrific late- abortion experience and the devastating emotional aftermath she experienced. Identified only as “Kelly” the woman related how, at age 14, she was taken to Kansas by her parents from her home in Maryland, and given an abortion in the 20th week of pregnancy.According to Kelly, she was forced to deliver her dead child into a toilet, an event that traumatized her and...
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Archdiocese of New York to Launch The Catholic Channel on September 26

    12/12/2006 8:40:55 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 15 replies · 432+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/2007
    NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Archdiocese of New York and SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI - News) announced today that The Catholic Channel will debut Tuesday, September 26th exclusively on SIRIUS channel 159. The lifestyle radio channel will air nationally 7 days a week/24 hours a day, and will feature contemporary talk and live daily Mass from Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York. The Catholic Channel will feature a modern format with an open dialogue focused on Catholicism in the 21st century, especially as it is lived in today's world. Listeners will be encouraged to call in to...
  • Autopsy Confirms That “Aborted” FL Baby Was Born Alive

    12/04/2006 4:31:22 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 169 replies · 4,429+ views
    Operation Rescue ^ | 12/2/2006
    Hialeah, FL - Dec 03, 2006 An autopsy report released last week obtained by Operation Rescue now indicates that a baby that was reportedly born alive then intentionally killed at a Hialeah abortion mill in July was indeed born alive. However, it is unclear how this determination will affect any criminal prosecutions. The Hialeah Police are asking for murder charges to be filed against those responsible for the baby’s death.On July 20, an 18-year old woman reported to the A Gyn Diagnostics abortion mill to complete an abortion in her 22nd week of pregnancy. The doctor was not on hand...
  • Operation Rescue Agrees With O’Reilly - Calls Pro-Lifers To Wichita, January 20-22

    11/10/2006 7:17:56 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 8 replies · 422+ views
    Wichita, KS - Nov 10, 2006 As popular Fox News host Bill O’Reilly continues to take late-term abortionist George R. Tiller to task on national television, Operation Rescue is asking pro- lifers from across the nation to come Wichita January 20-22, 2007, over the Roe v. Wade memorial weekend, to call national attention to Tiller’s horrific child-killing business. In last night’s Talking Points Memo aired during The O’Reilly Factor, O’Reilly told viewers that the situation with Tiller was the worst case he’d seen in 30 years of journalism. “There should be thousands of people protesting outside Tiller’s abortion clinic in...
  • Half-Fetus, Half-Child [Commentary on partial birth abortion SCOTUS hearing]

    11/09/2006 5:53:08 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 37 replies · 1,039+ views
    Operation Rescue ^ | 11/09/06 | Fr. Frank Pavone
    In one of his few remarks during the two hours of arguments in the Supreme Court today about partial- birth abortion, Justice Scalia responded to Justice Stevens' assertion that we should say "fetus" rather than child.. Justice Scalia said, "half-fetus, half-child." The point was clear. This is not simply about abortion. This is a hijacking of the delivery process for the purpose of killing the child. This is infanticide. I don't know why Justice Scalia was otherwise so quiet, and Justice Alito completely silent during the arguments, but I know one reason I would be. The barbarity of partial-birth abortion...
  • Bloody Tuesday [Re: the life issues]

    11/08/2006 7:48:32 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 33 replies · 852+ views
    Pro-life measures, candidates lose big Washington, DC – The politics of abortion took a surprising turn on Tuesday as America voted across the board to reject measures and candidates that would have restricted abortion. The South Dakota abortion ban, which appeared on ballots as Referred Law 6, was soundly defeated with 56% of voters in opposition. The ban is believed to have failed because it contained no exceptions for victims of rape and incest. In Missouri, Amendment 2 that would provide for life-destructive human embryo experimentation and cloning won by a narrow 2% margin. The Stowers family, founders of the...
  • KS AG Kline On O'Reilly Tonight re: Abortionist Tiller

    11/03/2006 10:48:31 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 10 replies · 471+ views
    Operation Rescue ^ | 11/03/06 | Cheryl Sullenger
    KS Attorney General Phill Kline will appear on the O'R eilly Factor tonight to discuss his investigation of abortionist George Tiller for concealment of child rape and illegal late-term abortions. Kline has received and is now reviewing hotly contested medical records that could bring a number of criminal charges against Tiller. "It is obvious that America's most heinous abortionist, George Tiller, is on the ropes and under investigation for multiple crimes. Is he going down? Tune in tonight and see!" -Troy Newman, President, Operation Rescue The O’Reilly Factor appears on the Fox News station at 8:00 and 11:00 PM Eastern...
  • "Donut Man" converts to Catholicism

    09/14/2006 6:53:34 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 49 replies · 4,226+ views
    Crossed the Tiber ^ | Monday, August 28, 2006
    NEWS FLASH!! Another Tiber Jumper! Renowned Christian entertainer and recording artist, Rob Evans AKA "The Donut Man" has come home! Just this past Easter he was received into the Catholic Church! I remember how my kids grew up listening to the Donut Man and when I close my eyes I can still hear "I like the Bible, I like the Bible, cuz I read it and I do it......." Congrats Mr. Donut Man! We will pray for you and look forward to even greater opportunities for your ministry. To see the story of Rob's journey home to the Catholic Church...
  • Austrian girl escapes cellar after 8 years

    08/25/2006 5:58:30 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 10 replies · 1,070+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | HAMIDA GHAFOUR
    LONDON -- When 10-year-old Natascha Kampusch disappeared while walking to school on March 2, 1998, outside Vienna, it was the start of one of the most baffling mysteries in Austria. For years, pictures of the chubby, smiling girl with brown hair and squinting blue eyes haunted the country. A special police unit called the Natascha Taskforce was set up to find her. Helicopters scoured the air, riverbeds were dredged. But no trace of the girl was ever found. It was as if she had simply vanished. Then, on Wednesday, a pale and shaken 18-year-old was found huddling in the corner...
  • Lifeguard refuses to resuscitate 3-year-old (Saved by woman on scene)

    08/07/2006 5:16:16 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 86 replies · 3,588+ views
    Scotto Show - WRKO ^ | 8/7/06 | Scotto
    Scotto told this story on his Boston radio show this morning. I assume that the incident occurred at a beach or pool somewhere in the Boston area. I didn't get the location. Apparently, a three year old went under and became unconscious. A man managed to pull the three-year-old out of the water. The boy wasn't breathing and was unconscious. The lifeguard at the scene refused to resuscitate the boy because he didn't have his "mouthpiece." Apparently, it's some kind of device that helps to prevent the transmission of germs during mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. A mother at the scene (not the...
  • Dead Baby Found In Abortion Clinic, Clinic Closed

    07/31/2006 4:19:51 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 68 replies · 2,943+ views
    CBS4 ^ | 7/29/06 | Dave Malkoff
    (CBS4 News) HIALEAH Hialeah Police Homicide Detectives are investigating the gruesome discovery of a dead baby’s body inside of an abortion clinic [Isn't that what abortion clinics do?] but conflicting stories may prove there's more to the discovery than meets the eye. The body was found at “A Gynecologists Diagnostic Center,” 3671 West 16th Avenue in Hialeah. Witnesses tell police that a young woman, whose identity has not been released, arrived at the clinic last Thursday at roughly 22 weeks pregnant for an abortion procedure. Police say the woman arrived the next day after the procedure complaining of severe pain....
  • John Gibson Showing Hezbollah Cartoons for Kids

    07/19/2006 2:23:15 PM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 29 replies · 1,266+ views
    John Gibson is going to show kids' cartoons aired on Lebanese TV.
  • Collapsed Concrete Ceiling Tiles Served No Structural Purpose (Ted Williams Tunnel)

    07/12/2006 11:26:51 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 144 replies · 3,873+ views
    Howie Carr ^ | 7/12/06 | Howie Carr
    Howie Carr reports that an "unnamed source" has revealed that the 3-ton ceiling panels in the Ted Williams Tunnel, several of which collapsed killing a driver Monday, serve no structural purpose. Their purpose is strictly aesthetic. At a news conference yesterday, spokesmen for the turnpike authority intimated that the panels help to remove exhaust from the tunnel. The unnamed source claims that the panels only serve to hide the ceiling fans.
  • Sheriff to Release Columbine Killers' Diaries

    06/20/2006 4:48:01 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 13 replies · 708+ views
    AOL ^ | 6/20/06 | AP
    DENVER (June 19) - The Jefferson County sheriff said Monday he would release nearly 1,000 pages of documents seized from the homes of the Columbine High School killers but not the video and audio tapes the two teenagers made. Deputies had seized journals kept by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, along with a videotape the gunmen made of themselves talking about their hatred for most people and their plan to attack the school. Sheriff Ted Mink said the release of the documents could be delayed if Harris's and Klebold's parents decide to appeal. It wasn't immediately clear if they would....
  • Madonna crucifies herself in L.A. tour opener

    05/22/2006 6:13:07 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 283 replies · 6,540+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/22/06 | Reuters
    LOS ANGELES - Madonna launched her first world tour in two years on Sunday, delighting an enthusiastic Los Angeles crowd by hanging herself from a cross, insulting President George W. Bush, and dusting off some of the sexy moves that have sustained her career for more than 20 years. The "Confessions" tour will keep her on the road for two months in North America, and then resume on July 30 in Wales for a five-week stadium swing through eight European cities. Shows in Japan are also on tap for mid-September. The 47-year-old dance diva spent two hours churning out most...
  • 'Da Vinci Code' opens with estimated $29 million

    05/21/2006 5:18:45 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 354 replies · 4,902+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/20/06 | AP
    LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- "The Da Vinci Code" banked an estimated $29 million at the box office on its first day in theaters, an industry official said Saturday, positioning the film to turn in the strongest opening weekend for any movie this year.
  • Heaven Help Us (Review of A&E's "God or the Girl")

    04/18/2006 5:06:41 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 10 replies · 951+ views
    NRO online ^ | 4/13/06 | Father David Nuss
    In recent times, I have confidently assured people that the cultural assault on human life and Christian virtue cannot get worse. Remain steadfast. Cling to hope. Set your sights on God's greater gifts. Resist fear and dispel despondency. Persevere in faith, hope and love. Suddenly, a new five-part series from A&E stands to make a liar out of me. Amish in the City was bad enough, and something like Wife Swap was well-nigh inconceivable, but neither merits a second thought compared to God or the Girl. This self-described documentary, which premiers Easter Sunday (April 16), purports to capture the internal...
  • Eisner to Host CNBC Prime-time Series [Tuesday show draws a ZERO rating]

    03/30/2006 11:01:01 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 1 replies · 212+ views
    MediaWeek ^ | JANUARY 10, 2006 | Anthony Crupi
    Who cares about this article? Skip to the punchline in the comment below... Michael Eisner is beginning the next stage of his career, signing on with CNBC to host a prime-time series on the business news network. The bimonthly, one-hour Conversations With Michael Eisner is expected to debut later this year, although no hard premiere date has been set. While details were sketchy, NBC Universal characterized Eisner’s program as “freewheeling and probing,” adding that the show will “focus on the importance of creativity and innovation in all pursuits, from business to politics to entertainment.” The show will be produced at...
  • There is no stop button in the race for human re-engineering

    02/17/2006 10:59:39 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 59 replies · 778+ views
    World Transhumanist Association ^ | 1/30/06 | Margaret Bunting
    In a remarkably even-handed article, Margaret Bunting points Guardian readers to the emerging debate on human enhancement, and the forthcoming pamphlet on “Better Humans" from the British thinktank Demos. To the real enthusiasts - they call themselves transhumanists - humanity is on the point of being liberated from its biology. In their advocacy of our “technological rights”, they believe that human beings are on the brink of a huge leap in development, leaving behind the sick, quarrelsome, weak, fallible creatures we have been up to now. We will be, as their slogan goes, “better than well”. This is the prospect...
  • January 22nd—A Day of Penance and Prayer (for victims of abortion)

    01/23/2006 10:55:31 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 1 replies · 157+ views
    In November, 2001, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops approved the adaptation of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. Following confirmation by the Holy See in February, 2002, the following became particular law for the dioceses of the United States of America: In all the dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when the 22nd falls on a Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee...
  • Do space aliens have souls? Inquiring minds can check Jesuit's book

    01/18/2006 11:42:24 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 20 replies · 502+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 11/4/05 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Galaxy-gazing scientists surely wonder about what kind of impact finding life or intelligent beings on another planet would have on the world. But what sort of effect would it have on Catholic beliefs? Would Christian theology be rocked to the core if science someday found a distant orb teeming with little green men, women or other intelligent forms of alien life? Would the church send missionaries to spread the Gospel to aliens? Could aliens even be baptized? Or would they have had their own version of Jesus and have already experienced his universal or galactic plan...
  • Karl Keating e-letter (1/3/06 on the instruction regarding the ordination of homosexuals)

    01/04/2006 4:50:06 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 1 replies · 264+ views
    Catholic Answers ^ | 01/03/06 | Karl Keating
    1. The recent instruction regarding the ordination of homosexuals took, by various accounts, anywhere from five to eight years to write. I realize that things move slowly in Rome, but this may mark a new record in time inefficiently spent. The instruction was not long, it broke no new ground, and it contained no theological obscurities that necessitated long periods of high-level head scratching. It could have been written in a single afternoon. Perhaps it was, after which it was shuffled from one desk to another--for years. If in that time it was seen by many competent eyes, I wonder...
  • Violence pervades life of city teens, study finds [90% witness violence]

    12/27/2005 6:09:35 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 32 replies · 546+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/27/05 | Andrea Estes
    Nearly 90 percent of Boston public high school students questioned in 2004 said they had witnessed acts of violence, and nearly a third said they had a family member killed in a shooting, stabbing, or beating, according to a survey commissioned by the City of Boston.
  • A Flawed and Disordered Document (VOTF on homosexual ban from priesthood)

    12/12/2005 4:52:41 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 15 replies · 421+ views
    Voice of the Faithful ^ | 11/29/05 | Rev. Thomas J. O’Brien, SJ
    From Rev. Thomas J. O’Brien, SJ – November 29, 2005I am coming out as a gay, chaste Jesuit priest because it hurts too much not to. I deeply love the Church and the Jesuits. I have experienced unconditional love from Cardinal Maida in granting me permission to function as a priest in this Archdiocese. I have experienced unconditional love from my Jesuit brothers—especially those who know me well. I have experienced unconditional love from my friends and family. Being a priest in the Society of Jesus has been a joy for me. I have found it to be life-giving and...
  • KSBHA Closes Case Against Tiller in Abortion Death In Spite of Damning Evidence

    11/30/2005 5:12:37 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 5 replies · 485+ views
    Operation Rescue ^ | 11/30/05 | Operation Rescue
    Wichita, KS - Nov 29, 2005 Wichita, KS – The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts has notified Cheryl Sullenger that it has closed the case against late-term abortionist George R. Tiller in the abortion death of Christin A. Gilbert who died after a third-trimester abortion on January 13, 2005. Sullenger had filed a complaint against Tiller with the KSBHA after witnessing Gilbert being rushed into the Wesley Medical Center ER, followed moments later by Tiller. That complaint launched an investigation that spanned 11 months before the Board decided at a closed-door meeting not to pursue charges against Tiller. Gilbert’s...