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  • U.S. expects 17,000 Iraqi refugees in 2009

    10/10/2008 9:58:27 PM PDT · by sageb1 · 8 replies · 460+ views ^ | 10/10/08 |
    BRUSSELS, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A top U.S. official said Friday in Brussels that the United States expects to admit 17,000 Iraqi refugees for resettlement in 2009.
  • Pope's aide warns of 'threat by Islam'

    07/26/2007 9:59:22 PM PDT · by sageb1 · 60 replies · 1,345+ views ^ | July 27, 2007 | n/a
    "The Pope's private secretary has given warning of the Islamisation of Europe and stressed the need for the continent's Christian roots not to be ignored, in comments released yesterday. "Attempts to Islamise the West cannot be denied," Monsignor Georg Gaenswein was quoted as saying in an advance copy of the weekly Sueddeutsche Magazin to be published today."
  • Jury finishes deliberations in Couey trial (breaking)

    03/14/2007 2:33:32 PM PDT · by sageb1 · 22 replies · 509+ views
    FOX News | N/A
    Jury is in!
  • FBI in Port of Miami find 2 men of ME descent in back of truck (just breaking)

    01/07/2007 8:58:25 AM PST · by sageb1 · 1,094 replies · 31,688+ views
    Just further news, no url yet
  • Hevesi 'deeply sorry' after state Ethics Commission ruling

    10/23/2006 2:57:15 PM PDT · by sageb1 · 16 replies · 509+ views
    The state Ethics Commission concluded Monday that state Comptroller Alan Hevesi "knowingly and intentionally" violated the public trust by using public employees to chauffeur his wife. more at url
  • Military, civilian leaders are failing the U.S. (Triple GAG Alert)

    07/16/2006 7:01:42 AM PDT · by sageb1 · 19 replies · 515+ views
    The Albany Times Union ^ | July 16, 2006 | TERENCE L. KINDLON
    Military, civilian leaders are failing the U.S. By TERENCE L. KINDLON Forty years ago I quit college to join the Marines. There was a war on and, like so many of my generation, I was inspired to enlist by President Kennedy, who challenged us to ask not what our country could do for us, but to ask what we could do for our country. I loved the Marine Corps and, even now, with my memories of Vietnam receding and my 60th birthday approaching, I am intensely proud that I once had the privilege of wearing its uniform. My 30-year-old son,...
  • Pyongyang's missiles right on target

    07/10/2006 9:04:55 PM PDT · by sageb1 · 37 replies · 958+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | Jul 11, 2006 | Donald Kirk
    Pyongyang's missiles right on target By Donald Kirk LONDON - The search for a face-saving way out of the latest version of the Korean missile crisis leaves the United States with fast-diminishing options and risky alternatives. Go along with one-on-one talks, as demanded by North Korea and advocated by The New York Times and voices from the Bill Clinton administration, and the US plunges into lengthy, fitful palaver that has little chance of going anywhere. Hold fast for a call for sanctions by the United Nations, and the US may go through the embarrassment of vetoes by China and Russia...
  • Two years on, dangerous Temple Mount ramp will finally be removed

    06/30/2006 10:19:38 PM PDT · by sageb1 · 14 replies · 3,390+ views
    Haaretz ^ | June 30, 2006 | Amiram Barkat
    "However, a reliable source told Haaretz that "now that the Palestinian Authority is paralyzed and incapable of resisting, it's an excellent opportunity to carry out the plan."
  • Report: Explosion in Turkey Kills Four, Injures 25

    06/25/2006 9:14:59 AM PDT · by sageb1 · 97 replies · 3,408+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 6/25/06 | AP
  • KY: High School Prayer Axed After Muslim Complaint

    05/26/2006 12:02:02 PM PDT · by sageb1 · 121 replies · 2,392+ views
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations ^ | May 25, 2006 | Associated Press
    American Muslim News Briefs Thursday, May 25, 2006 KY: High School Prayer Axed After Muslim Complaint Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS SHELBYVILLE - The principal of Shelby County High School said the school will not have formal prayer at graduation exercises next month after receiving a complaint from a student and the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky. Principal Gary Kidwell met Monday with the Board of Education and a lawyer as residents held a prayer vigil outside. Tuesday, Kidwell said the school will break from the tradition of student-led invocations and benedictions at graduation June 2. The school "will be compliant...
  • Europe at a crossroads

    05/24/2006 6:03:44 PM PDT · by sageb1 · 35 replies · 752+ views
    American University of Rome ^ | February 21, 2006 | Marcello Pera
    21 February 2006 Europe at a crossroads Address to the American University of Rome by Marcello Pera 1. A geopolitical continental drift The subject I intend to address today is the crisis of the West, and particularly of Europe. In my view this crisis is twofold, both geopolitical and spiritual, with the latter as the main cause of the former. The fact that the Old Continent is in a state of deep crisis has been upheld by many distinguished scholars, observers and a few – unfortunately just a few – political leaders in Europe. This was argued in most alarming...
  • Islam-Oped: A Sensible Way to Describe Terrorists

    05/17/2006 8:51:10 PM PDT · by sageb1 · 47 replies · 749+ views
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations ^ | May 14, 2006 | Parvez Ahmed
    "Unfortunately, all too often "Islam" and "terrorism" are juxtaposed in news reports and editorials. A word search on news stories published in major newspapers over the past decade shows that reporters are hundred times more likely to associate Islam with terrorism or militancy than all other faiths combined. Such lopsided portrayal is indicative of deep-seated misunderstandings about Islam, and sometimes just plain prejudice. Surely all terrorists are not Muslim, neither are all Muslims terrorists."
  • Russia offers aid to Hamas

    04/15/2006 9:08:30 PM PDT · by sageb1 · 36 replies · 520+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 15, 2006 | n/a
    Russia said it had promised emergency aid to the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority, breaking with fellow mediators the EU and the US, which have stopped funding to try to force Hamas to recognise Israel.
  • Ex-teacher seizes French students

    03/09/2006 8:34:54 AM PST · by sageb1 · 42 replies · 1,082+ views
    BBC News ^ | 03/09/06
    A former teacher has taken 18 students, a teacher and a teaching assistant hostage at a school in France. Breaking: More at url.
  • CAIR Chairman Elected to Board of ACLU-Florida

    03/09/2006 8:16:38 AM PST · by sageb1 · 24 replies · 477+ views
    News Releases Wednesday, March 08, 2006 CAIR Chairman Elected to Board of ACLU-Florida (WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/8/06) - CAIR National Board Chairman Parvez Ahmed has been elected to the board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU-Florida). SEE: “American Muslims view the protection of civil liberties as one of the most important issues facing our nation today,” said Ahmed. “By working with the ACLU in Florida, I hope to strengthen constitutional rights and help balance those rights with legitimate national security concerns.” Ahmed is a resident of Jacksonville, Fla. The ACLU of Florida, with headquarters in Miami, is...
  • CAIR Reacts to Jerry Vines’ Retirement

    01/30/2006 9:07:10 PM PST · by sageb1 · 34 replies · 679+ views
    Council on American Islamic Relations ^ | January 30, 2006 | unknown
    The announcement that Rev. Jerry Vines is stepping down from the helm of First Baptist Church has elicited mixed reactions within the American Muslim community. While recognizing the positive contributions made by Rev. Vines in his stewardship of the congregation and as a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Muslims remain disappointed that a prominent religious leader used divisive rhetoric at a time when the world needed spiritual healers. In 2002, Rev. Vines sparked a national controversy when he defamed the Prophet Muhammad by calling him a "demon-possessed pedophile." Besides the fact that his comments were offensive to Muslims,...
  • Asharq Alawsat (FYI Muslim Brotherhood website)

    11/30/2005 7:55:32 PM PST · by sageb1 · 6 replies · 429+ views
    Asharq Alawsat ^ | na/ | n/a
    A Palestinian student and PFLP supporter casts her vote for the University council at An-Najah University in Nablus (EPA) Palestinian Fatah''s polls suspended due to fraud RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) -Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday suspended primary elections of his ruling Fatah party over widespread voting fraud in a new blow to preparations for a January parliamentary ballot. The primaries, Fatah''s first, have been seen as a key step for Abbas to assert control since Israel''s Gaza pullout ... more
  • Nazi March Canceled When Police Disperse Rock-throwing Protesters (ongoing looting)

    10/15/2005 10:30:55 AM PDT · by sageb1 · 1,097 replies · 31,858+ views ^ | 10/15/2005 | N/A
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Police used tear gas to break up a rock-throwing crowd that had gathered to protest a planned march Saturday by the National Socialist Movement. At least two dozen members of a Roanoke, Va.-based group that calls itself "America's Nazi Party" had gathered at Wilson Park just before noon and were to march under police protection.

    05/17/2005 3:39:57 PM PDT · by sageb1 · 39 replies · 1,032+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 17, 2005 | DAVID ANDREATTA
    Children in pre-K programs across the state are 19 times more likely to be expelled than students in kindergarten through high school, a shocking new study shows. About nine out of every 1,000 pre-K tots in New York state are tossed from their programs, according to Yale University researchers. By contrast, researchers found that just one in every 2,000 K-12 students in the state is expelled. The study, "Pre-kindergartners Left Behind," to be released today, found that pre-K students are three times as likely to be expelled as kids in other grades across the nation. Researchers did not collect data...
  • The Place of Religious Discourse in American Democracy

    05/14/2005 1:01:44 PM PDT · by sageb1 · 1 replies · 163+ views ^ | September 5, 2000 | Archbishop William Levada
    The Declaration Dominus Jesus issued by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on Tuesday reaffirms the fundamental teaching of Christian revelation, as handed down in the Catholic Church, on the role of Jesus Christ and the role of the Catholic Church in our salvation. The declaration, which was approved and affirmed by the Holy Father, proceeds from a theological context and presents classic truths of the Catholic faith in contrast to relativistic theories. The declaration is a response to several confusing or erroneous ideas regarding what it means to call Jesus Christ the one savior of the...
  • Dream Job: Stay-At-Home Mom

    05/02/2005 1:10:49 PM PDT · by sageb1 · 136 replies · 2,226+ views ^ | unknown | Regina O'Brien
    So why do thousands of career women nationwide opt to put their careers and salary-earning potential on the back burner to stay home to care for their children? A Labor of Love "I had zero experience taking care of children before I had my own," said Laura Mercer, mother of two boys and professional stay-at-home mom outside of Las Vegas, Nev. "Being a career woman most of my adult life, the thought of being a stay-at-home mom didn't even occur to me."
  • Wrongdoing for a cause? - Animal group is focus of law enforcement probe

    04/27/2005 9:11:36 PM PDT · by sageb1 · 2 replies · 195+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 26, 2005 | BART JONES
    Nassau County police and the FBI are investigating allegations that a radical animal rights organization that is on the FBI watchlist is waging a campaign of intimidation against a pharmaceutical company executive and his family on Long Island. The Animal Liberation Front last week posted on its Web site a communique claiming some of its members followed the executive's wife to her job, entered her car, stole a credit card and funneled $20,000 of the family's funds to charities. The man works for Manhattan-based Forest Laboratories Inc., which also has offices in Commack, Hauppauge and Farmingdale.
  • Doctrinaire prejudices

    03/09/2005 2:23:47 PM PST · by sageb1 · 5 replies · 245+ views
    Weymouth News ^ | March 9, 2005 | David Le Cam
    "The Bible is literature, not dogma." - George Santayana The number and types of Conservative Christians, representing a myriad of sects and denominations, who view homosexuality with varying degrees of moral approbation, cover the Condemnation Continuum. First to be noticed, abounding with pompous moralizing, is latter day Pharisee, Dr. James Dobson. He takes his place among the Fallwells and Robertsons for his bumptious buffoonery in "outing" Sponge Bob Square Pants. To quote Maureen Dowd: "What in the name of Davy Jones locker would a sponge be doing holding hands with a starfish or donning purple and pink garb if it...
  • Banning of Feminist theologian Carol Christ

    03/09/2005 2:04:04 PM PST · by sageb1 · 12 replies · 464+ views
    The Religion Report ^ | March 9, 2005 | David Rutledge
    This week we’re talking with two distinguished international guests, one of whom is the American author and Kabbalah scholar, Rabbi David Cooper, and we’ll be hearing from him a little later in the program. The other guest is a pioneer in the study of women and religion. Her name is Dr Carol Christ; she’s originally from the US, having taught at Harvard Divinity School and Columbia University. But these days she lives in Greece, where she’s Director of the Ariadne Institute for Myth and Ritual. Carol Christ’s first book Womanspirit Rising , was a key text in the emerging field...
  • Is this kind of Christianity Christian?

    02/20/2005 4:59:50 PM PST · by sageb1 · 22 replies · 604+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 02/17.05 | Joan Chittister, OSB
    Is this kind of Christianity Christian? By Joan Chittister, OSB The problem with the political agenda of the Radical Right is not that they're wrong. Who isn't concerned about the so-called "moral values" on which this last presidential election is said to have hinged.
  • Inter-religious Memorial for 9.11.01

    02/20/2005 4:33:51 PM PST · by sageb1 · 6 replies · 148+ views
    The Petition Site ^ | 02/20/05 | Füsun Kabakcý
    We the undersigned, endorse the following petition: Request for an Inter-religious Memorial for 9.11.01 in AYASOFYA Target: Kofi Annan UN General Secretary United Nations Sponsor: Füsun Kabakcý An urgent request to UN General Secretary Kofi Annan to establish an inter-religious Memorial for the victims of the recent attack on the United States to be held on the 40th day after September 11, 2001. A request to ensure that Kofi Anan will help ensure will be attended by key religious and world political leaders world. The memorial should be held in the Ayasofya Museum Istanbul, Turkey (St.Sophia) which was used as...
  • Commeration Teilhard's Death in NYC Easter 1955

    02/20/2005 4:15:37 PM PST · by sageb1 · 10 replies · 309+ views
    Bucknell Edu ^ | undated | unknown
    In April of 2005 the American Teilhard Association, in collaboration with the French and British Teilhard Associations and other partnering institutions, begins a yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) in New York City. One of the leading thinkers of the 20th century, Teilhard integrated his scientific understanding of evolution with his religious understanding of the "divine milieu."

    02/20/2005 4:01:21 PM PST · by sageb1 · 6 replies · 270+ views
    Religion News Service ^ | 02/17/05 | Press Release
    February 16, 2005 -- The Jesus Seminar will hold its Spring 2005 meeting, March 2 to 5, at the Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa, California. The program will focus on questions about God and the place of the historical Jesus in contemporary Christianity. Fellows of the Jesus Seminar will be joined on the program by colleagues from the U.S., Canada, England, New Zealand, and Australia.
  • Green pagans find way to White House funding

    02/20/2005 3:20:00 PM PST · by sageb1 · 173+ views ^ | 01/11/05 | Judi McLeod
    They’re no fans of Christianity, but the followers of Gaia have discovered a funding stream through the Faith-Based and Community Initiative of President George W. Bush. Disciples of 21st-century Gaia believe that all living things on earth are interconnected (except man) and that to damage or destroy even the tiniest insect is the equivalent of wiping out an entire ecological system. In layman understanding: Don’t swat that fly hovering around the pablum you’re feeding the baby.