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  • Innocent teen has teeth knocked out during Walmart brawl

    11/25/2011 5:26:17 AM PST · by Bed_Zeppelin · 39 replies
    wsbtv.com2 ^ | Nov. 22, 2011 | Eric Philips
    SNELLVILLE, Ga. —A mother and daughter are speaking out after a brutal attack inside a Walmart nail salon. They showed Channel 2’s Erica Philips cellphone video of the fight Monday inside Regal Nails located at the Walmart on Centerville Highway in Snellville. Ashley Corbett, 17, said she was an innocent bystander who wound up in the emergency room. Pictures show how her teeth were shattered and her chin sliced. “I had nothing to do with it,” Corbett said. “She can't eat, miserable, in pain,” Gail Dudley, the girl’s mother, said. Witnesses said a woman walked into the nail salon and...
  • Oprah, Tyler Perry guests at Lakewood service

    11/08/2011 5:37:58 AM PST · by Bed_Zeppelin · 11 replies
    chron.com ^ | November 6, 2011 | Staff report
    Oprah Winfrey created a buzz Sunday in Houston with a surprise appearance at the 11 a.m. service at Lakewood Church. Seated in the front row of the crowd of roughly 13,000, Oprah and Tyler Perry were announced as guests at the service. Houstonian Diego Quintanilla, who was sitting near the duo, tweeted: "I'm freaking out!! I can't breathe! It smells like money and amazingness!!"
  • Conservatives ARE more squeamish than liberals: Study finds right-wingers are more easily disgusted

    10/28/2011 9:42:05 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 29 replies
    Mail Online ^ | October 27, 2011 | None
    How easy do you find it to look at revolting images such as a man eating worms? If the answer is 'difficult', it might offer an insight into your politics. Scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln showed 50 volunteers a series of 38 disgusting images - including one of a man eating worms (the actual image is pictured, right). Others included an incredibly emaciated body, a bloody wound and an open sore with maggots in it, as well as human excrement floating in a toilet. The researchers then measured the electrical 'disgust' response in the skin of their 50 volunteers....
  • Spread the word: Cain is for real

    10/18/2011 7:27:03 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 7 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 17, 2011 | Mychal Massie
    My late grandmother used to say: "They're smart, but they're still stupid." I find that adage apropos pursuant to the political zeitgeist of today. The problem with the program hosts and media and the beltway illuminati whose lead everyone else follows is that they associate and reason with mirror images of themselves. They have no idea who we "the American people" really are. They will deny what I'm saying, but they've long forgotten what life was like outside the cloistered Martha's Vineyard bubble they now live in. And that's for the ones who had a clue to begin with. Their...
  • SHOCK VIDEO: Savage Attack At Manhattan McDonald’s

    10/14/2011 5:52:56 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 110 replies
    CBS New York ^ | October 14, 2011 | None
    A fight over an order at a Manhattan McDonald’s leads to complete chaos and it was all caught on tape. The video contains images and audio of a graphic nature. Sources tell CBS 2’s Chris Wragge the stunning incident featured a cashier with a criminal past violently beating two female customers after they appear to provoke him by slapping him and then hopping the counter. It was a horrific scene to watch. The cashier disappears into the back of the fast-food restaurant on West Fourth Street in Greenwich Village before returning with a metal rod he then used viciously on...
  • Girls Brawl With Cops In Subway

    10/11/2011 7:12:41 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 25 replies
    My FOX New York ^ | Oct. 11, 2011 | MYFOXNY.COM STAFF REPORT
    MYFOXNY.COM - A brawl between four girls and several police officers was caught on tape and posted to YouTube. In the clip, NYPD officers are attempting to arrest the girls who they say had jumped the turnstile and boarded the subway at 125th Street and Lenox Ave. One girl is seen swinging a bag at the officer while others try to pull away as they're being handcuffed. One of the officers pulls out and swings his billy-club in a defensive move as he is attacked. The person who posted the clip says it happened around 9:40 p.m. on Friday October...
  • Occupy Wall Street: Blame yourself

    10/10/2011 7:14:04 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 23 replies
    WND ^ | October 09, 2011 | Herman Cain
    I'm not surprised I got a question like this from Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC. Given the mindset of Mr. O'Donnell and most of his colleagues, it's to be expected that he would cite my statement – that Occupy Wall Street protesters have only themselves to blame if they are unemployed or lacking wealth – and ask if I wanted to apologize for saying so. Not a chance. In fact, I would add this: Anyone who abandons these protests and tries taking my advice is almost certain to end up better off. That's because it's empowering to you when you stop...
  • Bleach Fight Shuts Baltimore Walmart

    10/09/2011 4:38:39 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 9, 2011 | ALICIA TEJADA
    A Saturday morning of shopping turned into an emergency hazmat situation at a Baltimore Walmart where two patrons threw bleach and disinfectant at one another, officials said. Baltimore County Police responded to a call at about 10:48 a.m. Saturday and found two women fighting inside the store.
  • NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    09/27/2011 2:01:44 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 235 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending Congressional elections for the next couple of years. “I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.” Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members...
  • Maxine Waters' 'advice' for tea party

    08/23/2011 7:27:27 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 51 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | August 22, 2011 | Mychal Massie
    Rep. Maxine Waters, the despiteous Democrat from California, not only thinks tea-party people should go to hell – she has offered to show us the way. Do tell. First of all, the devil is from hell, so it stands to reason that one of his children would know the way back home. Her sudden outburst needs to be kept in context of what is actually taking place. Last week she offered feigned, tepid angst, which was supposedly intended to give the public appearance that she, her constituents and the Congressional Black Congress were upset with Obama for not paying attention...
  • Secret U.S. experiments to prompt 2nd Coming?

    08/22/2011 7:04:27 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 24 replies
    WND ^ | August 21, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    Is mankind's quest for knowledge, power and longer life about to backfire and wipe human beings off the face of the Earth? Secret experiments now underway in the U.S. and elsewhere are sparking fears of a potential extinction-level event hastening the 2nd Coming of Jesus. For decades now, there have been science-fiction stories portraying a future filled with spectacular abilities for people, where the definition of what makes someone a human being is blurred by blending high technology and even animal traits into the human body. In the 1970s, TV's "Six Million Dollar Man" featured Lee Majors as a critically...
  • Babysitter Drove With Infant In Truck Bed

    08/18/2011 10:01:26 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 56 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | AUGUST 18, 2011 | None
    A Florida babysitter was arrested yesterday for felony child neglect after she loaded a stroller containing an eight-month-old boy into the back of a Dodge Ram pickup truck which then drove around on two of the area’s busiest roadways, police charge. After receiving several 911 calls from alarmed motorists, the vehicle was approached by Daytona Beach police, who found Keyona Davis, 23, seated in the back of the truck bed next to the stroller. The driver of the 1994 truck was identified in an arrest affidavit as “Mr. B. White,” who was cited for reckless driving. Davis, pictured in the...
  • Brianna Del Rio arrested after nut cracker attack on man

    08/15/2011 12:58:47 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 60 replies
    10 News WTSP ^ | Aug 15, 2011 | Florida Today
    Palm Bay, Florida -- A 19-year-old Palm Bay woman faces charges after police said she beat a man with a wooden nut cracker, then slapped and bit him following an argument over messages left on her cell phone. Brianna Del Rio was charged with battery after police were called to a residence in the 1800 block of Plantation Circle to investigate a disturbance. Police officers arrived to find a man identified as Del Rio's boyfriend with cuts on his face and a bite mark on his side. Del Rio will have an Aug. 24 hearing on the charge. Police said...
  • Race mobs: Diversity's dark side

    08/12/2011 7:59:17 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 11 replies
    WND ^ | August 11, 2011 | Pat Buchanan
    "You've damaged your own race," said Mayor Michael Nutter to the black youths of Philadelphia whose flash mobs have been beating and robbing shoppers in the fashionable district of downtown. "Take those God-darn hoodies down," the mayor went on in his blistering lecture. "Pull your pants up and buy a belt, 'cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt." And the mayor had some advice for teenagers looking for work. "You walk into somebody's office with your hair uncombed and a pick in the back and your shoes untied and your pants half down,...
  • Years of liberal dogma have spawned a generation of amoral youngsters

    08/10/2011 2:14:12 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 14 replies
    Mail Online ^ | August 10, 2011 | Max Hastings
    A few weeks after the U.S. city of Detroit was ravaged by 1967 race riots in which 43 people died, I was shown around the wrecked areas by a black reporter named Joe Strickland. He said: ‘Don’t you believe all that stuff people here are giving media folk about how sorry they are about what happened. When they talk to each other, they say: “It was a great fire, man!” I am sure that is what many of the young rioters, black and white, who have burned and looted in England through the past few shocking nights think today. It...
  • Nero in the White House

    08/09/2011 8:01:46 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 14 replies
    WND ^ | August 08, 2011 | Mychal Massie
    Three significant historical events have been eclipsed by Obama: 1) Jimmy Carter will no longer be looked upon as the worst president in American history; 2) Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton will no longer be recognized as the greatest liars in presidential history; 3) Clinton's stain on Monica's dress, and what that did to the White House in general and the office of the president specifically, will forever pale in comparison to the stain and stench of Obama. I need not spend much time on the failure of Obama as president. His tenure has been a failure on every measurable...
  • Iran says U.S. 'will be taught the mother of all lessons'

    08/08/2011 7:53:24 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 46 replies
    WND ^ | August 07, 2011 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran is planning to retaliate against the United States for the sabotage against its nuclear program, according to an editorial in the Kayhan newspaper, the mouthpiece of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The U.S. has all of its infrastructure connected to the Internet, the editorial says, and as a result, "it is constantly worried about an unknown player, who they will never be able to identify ... sitting in some corner of the world who would launch an attack on a sector of (the Americans') foundations. They will be taught the mother of all lessons." Specifically, Iran is looking...
  • Liberalism = Ponzi schemes

    08/06/2011 9:02:52 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 5 replies
    WND ^ | August 05, 2011 | Ellis Washington
    The full retirement age is 67 and the lifespan is 80, so when they first conceived Social Security, they didn't think they were going to be paying benefits for 13-15 years. That's one of the reasons why this pyramid scheme isn't working. ~ Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev. Note to America: There is no "Social Security Trust Fund." Deceitful politicians on both sides of the aisle stole those trillions long ago to fund more and more welfare scams. Secondly, the biggest two Ponzi schemes will soon run out of money – Medicare (by 2024) and Social Security (by 2035) – meaning...
  • Jesus, Mary and ... Josephine? It's lesbian Nativity at church

    08/05/2011 10:54:53 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 40 replies
    WND ^ | August 04, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    The Bible's account of the night Jesus was born is noted for some well-known characters at the Bethlehem manger, including the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph and some shepherds following the instructions of an angel. The famous wise men were not present, as they showed up later when Jesus was a young child in a house. And as far as the New Testament indicates, there weren't any lesbians there either. Now a Christian church in America's heartland is helping redefine the story, as its most-recent living Nativity scene in December featured two women instead of a man and a women starring...
  • America at risk: The emerging threat from within(Part 1 of a two-part column)

    08/03/2011 7:10:44 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 11 replies
    WND ^ | August 02, 2011 | Tom Marin and Paul E. Vallely
    The Development and Execution of Joint Operations (both civilian and military) to respond to dynamic threats against the United States has now reached a point of criticality. Over the course of the last several years, some Americans are gradually waking up to the fact that our "essence of being" as a nation and as individuals is under a constant state of attack, and this attack has been implemented methodically and slowly over time by enemies who despise our way of life. What is occurring to the great country is so heinous that it patronizes each one of us, who we...
  • For Gay Christian Musicians, Work Balances Faith, Art, Love

    08/01/2011 9:03:54 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 46 replies
    NPR ^ | July 31, 2011 | David Person
    Many Christian denominations denounce homosexuality as a sin. As a result, gay Christian singers, songwriters and musicians face a challenge in balancing their art, their sexuality and their faith. For those few who have decided to come out, it has meant giving up successful careers. Singer-songwriter Jennifer Knapp has sold more than a million albums and earned Dove Awards on the strength of songs like her 1998 hit, "Undo Me." But in 2002, at the height of her career as a contemporary Christian artist, Knapp suddenly stopped making music. "Knowing that I was going to have to publicly deal with...
  • Rick Perry fooled me

    07/28/2011 6:53:47 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 118 replies
    WND ^ | July 27, 2011 | Joseph Farah
    I admit it. I've been intrigued with Texas Gov. Rick Perry as a potential GOP presidential candidate. I attended his most recent inauguration in Austin. I've been impressed with what those who know him well say about his character. I liked that he called for a prayer rally in his state with co-sponsorships from the American Family Association, Jim Dobson and Family Research Council's Tony Perkins. I knew he had made mistakes as governor, but the state is prospering while the rest of the nation sinks into an economic morass. I believed he would pose more than a formidable challenge...
  • Stunned Straphangers Look On As Women Brawl Over Seat On L Train In Brooklyn

    07/22/2011 11:36:13 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 41 replies
    New York CBS Local ^ | July 21, 2011 | None given
    Passengers riding an L Train in Brooklyn Tuesday watched in amazement as two women brawled over a seat. Video of the incident was recorded by a straphanger with an iPhone and posted to YouTube. It took place around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday as the train was headed from Morgan Avenue to Jefferson Street in Brooklyn. One of the women was pushing a baby in a stroller when a profanity-filled verbal spat began and quickly escalated into a full-fledged street fight. The two women involved — one wearing a blue shirt and another in white — could be seen yelling and ripping...
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's worn out race card

    07/21/2011 4:03:10 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 28 replies
    WND ^ | July 21, 2011 | Larry Elder
    For those who voted for President Barack Obama expecting him to bridge America's "racial divide," a question: "How's that working for you?" Black U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, says "the minority community" blames racism for the Republican refusal to increase the debt limit without conditions. She did not, to be fair, flat-out call Republicans sheet-wearing, Ku Klux Klan-supporting, Jim Crow-loving, poll-tax-imposing, back-of-the-bus crackers. Instead, she took to the House floor with the subtlety of a wood chipper: "(O)nly this president ... only this one, has received the kind of attacks and disagreements and inability to work, only this one....
  • Jousting with HuffPost's 'Bible scholar'

    07/20/2011 8:06:22 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 48 replies
    WND ^ | July 20, 2011 | Dr. Robert A. Morey
    Since I have studied, lectured on and written material on the "canonicity of Scripture" for 40 years, I read with interest the article by Dr. David J. Lose addressing the origins of the Bible ("Where did the Bible come from?" Huffington Post). I was greatly disappointed. First, the "Bible" is not one book but a collection of 66 ancient Jewish scrolls from the book of Genesis to the book of the Apocalypse. These ancient scrolls were produced in different times, cultures, languages, political, economic and social orders over a period of almost 2,000 years by 40 different authors. They are...
  • Monks teach maleness to Thai 'ladyboys'

    07/17/2011 7:21:15 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 27 replies
    ABS-CBN News ^ | July 16, 2011 | Janesara Fugal
    CHIANG KHONG - The 15-year-old aspiring "ladyboy" delicately applied a puff of talcum powder to his nose -- an act of rebellion at the Thai Buddhist temple where he is learning to "be a man". "They have rules here that novice monks cannot use powder, make-up, or perfume, cannot run around and be girlish," said Pipop Thanajindawong, who was sent to Wat Kreung Tai Wittaya, in Chiang Khong on the Thai-Laos border, to tame his more feminine traits. But the monks running the temple's program to teach masculinity to boys who are "katoeys", the Thai term for transsexuals or ladyboys,...
  • Ageing Church of England 'will be dead in 20 years'

    07/16/2011 7:10:45 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 12, 2011 | Tim Ross
    The average age of its members is now 61 and by 2020 a “crisis” of “natural wastage” will lead to their numbers falling “through the floor”, the Church’s national assembly was told. The Church was compared to a company “impeccably” managing itself into failure, during exchanges at the General Synod in York. The warnings follow an internal report calling for an urgent national recruitment drive to attract more members. In the past 40 years, the number of adult churchgoers has halved, while the number of children attending regular worship has declined by four fifths.
  • Weinergate 2: Huma mom tied to boomin' bombers

    07/14/2011 6:29:39 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 16 replies
    WND ^ | July 13, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    The mother of Huma Abedin, Hillary's Clinton's chief of staff, has represented a Saudi-funded Muslim charity accused of terrorism financing and ties to al-Qaida. Huma is the wife of former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York. Huma's mother is Saleha Mahmood Abedin, an associate professor of sociology at Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She formerly directed the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs in the U.K. Abedin has reportedly represented the Muslim World League, or MWL, a Saudi-financed charity that has spawned Islamic groups accused of terror ties. One of the groups was declared by the U.S. government...
  • Black America vs. Obama?

    07/12/2011 7:09:28 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 32 replies
    WND ^ | July 11, 2011 | Pat Buchanan
    "The Disappearing Black Middle Class" ran the headline over the Chicago Sun-Times story. And the statistics from the Economic Policy Institute were indeed sobering. In 2007, best year of the Bush era, white households had a median net worth of $134,280, compared with $13,450 for black households. By 2009, the median net worth for white households had fallen 24 percent to $97,860. For black households, it had plummeted 83 percent to $2,170, a near wipeout.
  • Obama: Shut up and let pros handle economy

    07/12/2011 6:58:50 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 22 replies
    WND ^ | July 12, 2011 | Mychal Massie
    OK, so we've heard from Obama concerning the debt ceiling. But what did we hear? Did we hear leadership? Did we hear common-sense objectives to address the spending crisis? The answer to those questions is no. What we did heard is Obama's same old blame and obfuscation game, covered in a veneer of feigned willingness to work with Republicans. Obama has not shown the least interest in working with Republicans in budget or debt concerns – yet now, after we have demanded Republicans show financial propriety/restraint and after our making very clear our steadfast refusal to continue to foot the...
  • Would You Go to Church if Services Were Shorter?

    07/06/2011 7:07:50 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 89 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | July 4, 2011 | R. Leigh Coleman
    One church leader says worship services today are too time consuming, speaking out during an era when discussions about long church services seem to be a touchy subject for many Christians. The Rev. Jonathan Gledhill, the Bishop of Lichfield, told a group of clergy in a speech in his London diocese this week that church services have become too long, recommending “clergy should aim to keep the time of worship to no more than 50 minutes.” The bishop continued to say that worship has become “too complicated, leaving people who are not regular churchgoers feeling confused and excluded.” "One of...
  • Let's hear it for prejudice

    07/01/2011 7:13:26 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 14 replies
    WND ^ | July 01, 2011 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "The opponents (of same-sex marriage) have no case other than ignorance and misconception and prejudice." So writes Richard Cohen in his celebratory column about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's role in legalizing gay marriage in New York state. Now, given that no nation in 20 centuries of Christendom legalized homosexual marriage and, in this century, majorities in all 31 states where it has been on the ballot have rejected it, Cohen is pretty much saying that, since the time of Christ, Western history has been an endless Dark Age dominated by moral ignoramuses and bigots. For the belief that homosexuality is unnatural...
  • When love had to come before sex(title abbreviated)

    06/27/2011 7:39:58 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 25, 2011 | Bel Mooney
    Four years before the beginning of World War II, a good man destined to save lives experienced his own life-changing moment. The Reverend Chad Varah was working in his first parish in Lincoln and was heartbroken to have to bury a 13-year-old girl in unconsecrated ground because she had committed suicide. The child was so terrified at the appearance of her first menstrual blood that, unable to talk to a single soul, she took her own life. Chad Varah vowed he would dedicate his life to dispelling that fog of ignorance and fear. True to his word, he went on...
  • Colombian women on sex strike until road is paved

    06/25/2011 8:21:32 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 48 replies
    Channel 6 News ^ | June 24, 2011 | BNO News
    BOGOTA (BNO NEWS) -- Almost 300 hundred women in southwest Colombia vowed to withhold sex from their husbands until the government paves the connecting road into their village, Colombia Reports said on Friday. Dubbed the "strike of crossed legs," the women in the town of Barbacoas near the Pacific coast are trying to persuade their husbands to pressure local authorities to properly maintain the main road out of their village which stretches some 35 miles (56 kilometers) before reaching the nearest town. Many husbands of the women on strike, however, said that they would prefer that their wives engage in...
  • What Happens When You Die?

    06/25/2011 7:52:46 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 63 replies
    Logos Apologia ^ | June 22, 2011 | Cris D. Putnam
    What happens when you die? The Bible uses the word death in different senses. Jesus said: “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell” (Mt 10:28). Also in Revelation 20:6, John speaks of a “second death,” apparently distinguishing it from the first death or the usual understanding of death. It is important to note that the only way to escape the second death and Hell is through the Lord Jesus Christ (Jn 11:26). Make sure to be in on that one! Now...
  • Shocker! Churches promoting Islam

    06/24/2011 3:36:08 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 37 replies
    WND ^ | June 24, 2011 | Michael Carl
    Dozens of churches, from Park Hill Congregational in Denver to Hillview United Methodist in Boise, Idaho, and First United Lutheran in San Francisco to St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Honolulu, are planning to send "a message both here at home and to the Arab and Muslim world about our respect for Islam" with a time to read the Quran during worship this Sunday. It's not just wrong, but dangerous, according to Christian trends analysts. The aim of the program, which is promoted by social activists behind the Faith Shared website, is to counter the message from Islamic activists who say...
  • Controversy follows Baptist theologian to North Texas

    06/22/2011 7:54:13 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 3 replies · 1+ views
    WFAA.com ^ | June 21, 2011 | BRETT SHIPP
    If there is such a thing as a controversial, lightning rod Baptist minister, then one is headed to North Texas. Ergun Caner is the former head of Jerry Falwell's Liberty Baptist Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia, and his claims of having terrorist ties have clouded his credibility — and perhaps his future. Claims of being so hated that he once had to dodge oranges being hurled from the audience is not what you might expect to hear from the Dean of Theology at Liberty Baptist Seminary. But it's part of the Ergun Caner mystique and legend... of having been raised a...
  • Meet the man who’s re-creating Noah’s Ark

    06/22/2011 10:47:48 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Today.MSNBC ^ | June 22, 2011 | By Michael Inbar
    While Noah will likely always remain the first name in arks, tourists are chomping at the bit to climb aboard “Johan’s Ark,” an ambitious re-creation of the biblical boat that’s attracting gawkers galore along a waterfront shipyard in Dordrecht, a city in the western Netherlands. Dutch builder Johan Huibers is expected to complete work on the massive vessel sometime next month in what has been a staggeringly ambitious project to bring one of the best-known stories of the Bible to life. It’s taken three years of his life and $1.6 million out of his pocket, but Huibers, owner of a...
  • America's black racists

    06/22/2011 6:48:19 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 15 replies
    WND ^ | June 22, 2011 | Walter E. Williams
    The late South African economist William Hutt, in his 1964 book, "The Economics of the Colour Bar," said that one of the supreme tragedies of the human condition is that those who have been the victims of injustices and oppression "can often be observed to be inflicting not dissimilar injustices upon other races." Born in 1936, I've lived through some of our openly racist history, which has included racist insults, beatings and lynchings. Tuskegee Institute records show that between the years 1880 and 1951, 3,437 blacks and 1,293 whites were lynched. I recall my cousin's and my being chased out...
  • From Founding Fathers to today's fathers

    06/21/2011 6:41:59 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 3 replies
    WND ^ | June 21, 2011 | Mychal Massie
    I cannot observe Father's Day without recognizing the similarities of purpose between good fathers and our Founding Fathers; nor can I observe Father's Day without addressing the attacks both now suffer. Misguided feminists would have us believe that fathers are good for little more than sperm donation. And in their world, that may be the case – but we don't live in their world; they live in ours, which means belief in the in the sanctity of the traditional family and respect for fathers. Even though they attempt at every turn to redefine traditionalism. Fathers were not intended to become,...
  • Church welcomes Westboro protests, even though they deeply disagree

    06/19/2011 6:42:59 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 4 replies
    CNN Belief Blog ^ | June 17th, 2011 | Eric Marrapodi
    (CNN)–When Westboro Baptist Church protesters roll into any given town, most places don't exactly put out the welcome mat, until this Sunday. "This False Prophet and His Blind Lemmings Welcome You to Our Whore House for God's Grace and Free Donuts," Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle announced on his blog this week after learning that Westboro plans to picket one of his churches on Father's Day. Driscoll is a popular pastor in the Pacific Northwest. He heads a group of multisite churches that regularly draw 10,000 parishioners a week across 10 locations. He preaches live at...
  • Mass suicide fears as French worry end of world is approaching

    06/17/2011 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 32 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | June 16, 2011 | From correspondents in Paris
    SO many people in France believe that the world is about to end that a government agency today alerted the country to the risk of mass suicides by converts to prophesies of imminent Armageddon. Natural disasters, the internet and French fears of economic doom are lending credence to predictions that the planet will self-destruct on December 21, 2012, said Miviludes, the government body that monitors cults and suspicious spiritual activities. There have been 183 false predictions of the end of the world since the Roman Empire collapsed and these are multiplying with new technology and a global climate of fear,...
  • Harold Camping Is (Sort of) Right

    06/17/2011 7:48:14 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 7 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 6/16/2011 | Unknown
    Jesus will put an end to this earth—but that is not the end of the story. Harold Camping said something true. The media mocked him. But even Christians who disagree with the radio preacher's Rapture theology can appreciate his basic conviction. After his May 21 prediction of the Rapture failed (but before his June 9 stroke), he said that it had been only a "spiritual coming." He then added, "It won't be spiritual on October 21st. The world is going to be destroyed altogether, but it will be very quick."
  • Leonard seeks catharsis through new book

    06/13/2011 7:49:46 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 8, 2011 | Kevin Iole
    Sugar Ray Leonard’s depiction of himself in his upcoming autobiography is hardly flattering. He describes himself as a philandering husband, an absentee father and a substance abuser. Perhaps most shockingly, he revealed he was sexually abused by a prominent, but unnamed, boxing coach while preparing for the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.
  • Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Diocese Of Allentown

    06/12/2011 7:04:16 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 16 replies
    69 News, WFMZ-TV ^ | June 9, 2011 | Kyle Andersen
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The Diocese of Allentown has found itself the target of a lawsuit that claims a woman was fired for being a Muslim. Omayma Arafa filed the federal lawsuit against the Diocese in May. The lawsuit states Arafa, who is a Muslim from Egypt, had no problems as an employee of the Diocese until August 2008, when her supervisor changed. In the lawsuit, Arafa said her new supervisor, a Monsignor, was not respectful of her religion. She said during Ramada in 2008 he forced her to take a lunch break, even though all she could do was sit...
  • Failed Judgment Day preacher hospitalized with stroke

    06/12/2011 6:52:06 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 22 replies
    WND ^ | June 11, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    A California broadcaster who wrongly forecast the return of Jesus last month is now hospitalized after suffering a stroke. Harold Camping, 89, of Oakland-Calif.-based Family Radio was reportedly taken by ambulance Thursday night from his home in Alameda, Calif. "He had a stroke, it was on his right side," a neighbor of Camping's told the Oakland Tribune, noting that she and her husband helped and comforted Camping's wife, Shirley, as the event took place.
  • Hamas Summer Camps Train Next Generation Terrorists

    06/10/2011 7:39:19 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 4 replies
    Israel National News ^ | June 10, 2011 | Gavriel Queenann
    Hamas is reporting record turnouts for its summer camps for children in 2011. The 'summer camps,' combining Islamic indoctrination, paramilitary training, and social activities are set to begin again this year as United Nation’s summer camps, considered competition by Hamas, are being openly denigrated by jihadists. Children and adolescents are an important target demographic for Hamas, from which its future army of terrorists will be recruited. Summer camps are an important means for indoctrinating Gaza's youth with Hamas' jihadist ideology.
  • Obama's bodyguard to run for the Republicans

    06/10/2011 8:13:20 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 62 replies
    Edmonton Journal ^ | June 9, 2011 | Alex Spillius
    A former Secret Service agent prepared to put his life on the line to protect Barack Obama has quit to stand as a Republican against the U.S. president's Democratic Party. Daniel Bongino has caused eyebrows to be raised in the famously private and apolitical agency with his bid to represent Maryland in the Senate. After spending 12 years protecting presidents, candidates, and world leaders, including George W Bush, he shadowed Mr Obama for nearly two years and was frequently by his side as the president met the public. He was also the lead agent co-ordinating Mr Obama's trips to Prague,...
  • Court: Dad can paste daughter's face on porn photo

    06/09/2011 8:26:44 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 64 replies
    SFGate ^ | June 9, 2011 | Bob Egelko
    A Milpitas man who used a computer to paste photos of his 13-year-old daughter's head onto bodies of women in graphic poses shouldn't have been convicted of possessing child pornography because the pictures didn't show minors engaging in sex acts, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday. California's child porn ban, punishable by up to three years in prison, "requires a real child to have actually engaged in or simulated the sexual act depicted," said the Sixth District Court of Appeal in San Jose.
  • Kanazawa fired after black women are unattractive blog goes bust

    06/08/2011 10:31:23 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 29 replies
    Huliq ^ | June 6, 2011 | Anissa Ford
    Satoshi Kanazawa can get back to his other day jobs because Psychology Today has fired him and his blog ‘The Scientific Fundamentalist: a hard look at truths about human nature.’ One would think that a Japanese evolutionary scientist with a strong media following would know better than to offend black women. Lately, coming down hard on black women hasn't worked out so well for media guys. October 2010, AOL writer Jawn Murray tweeted that he was tired of protests from nappy headed, angry black women over Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls” movie. Despite emails and protests, Murray responded with "so...