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  • USAF Band Flash Mob at Air and Space Museum

    12/11/2013 5:54:18 AM PST · by silverleaf · 15 replies
    Military Times ^ | December 2013 | unknown
    A very entertaining and inspirational 6 minutes. Just wish I'd been there. Lucky the atheists weren't there with their lawyers to stop the show.
  • Top 11 "Only in America" Observations- by a Canadian

    02/01/2013 10:59:10 AM PST · by silverleaf · 10 replies
    Lifted from comments to a news article | unk | unk
    TOP-11 “ONLY IN AMERICA” OBSERVATIONS — BY A CANADIAN* 1) Only in America could the rich people - who pay 86% of all income taxes - be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all. 2) Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black while only 12% of the population is black 3) Only in America could they have had the two people most responsible for...
  • The End of Civilization

    04/04/2009 3:09:47 PM PDT · by silverleaf · 7 replies · 760+ views
    viatheweb ^ | unk | unk
    The End of Civilization http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIgIWL-qElM
  • YOU HAVE RUN OUT OF OUR MONEY

    03/25/2009 7:36:53 AM PDT · by silverleaf · 37 replies · 1,396+ views
    Drudge ^ | 24March 2009 | Daniel Hannan, MP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94lW6Y4tBXs A brave man stands up to the PM in the British Parliament
  • Americans With No Abilities Act- Coming to the US Congress Soon

    03/19/2009 6:04:10 AM PDT · by silverleaf · 9 replies · 741+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 18,2009 | World Net Daily
    Barack Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress are considering sweeping legislation that will provide new benefits for many Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act is being hailed as a major legislative goal by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills or ambition. "Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society," said California Sen. Barbara Boxer. "We can no longer stand by and allow People of Inability (POI) to be ridiculed and passed over..." ... The legislation provides substantial tax breaks to...
  • Panasonic calls people home over flu fear

    02/10/2009 12:01:57 PM PST · by silverleaf · 42 replies · 1,088+ views
    UPI.com ^ | 2/10/2009 | unk
    excerpt "TOKYO, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Panasonic says families of overseas workers in Africa and other regions are being ordered home to Japan in anticipation of a severe flu outbreak. Workers will remain in their posts while their families return home by September from Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Russia, South America and Asia, excluding Singapore, said Panasonic spokesman Akira Kadota...."
  • Davy Crockett and Public Money

    02/06/2009 1:16:55 PM PST · by silverleaf · 640+ views
    In the early 1800s Congress was considering a bill to appropriate tax dollars for the widow of a distinguished naval officer. Several beautiful speeches had been made in support of this bill. It seemed that everyone in the House favored it. The Speaker of the House was just about to put the question to a vote, when Davy Crockett, famous frontiersman and then Congressman from Tennessee, rose to his feet. Mr. Speaker, I have as much respect for the memory of the deceased and as much sympathy for the suffering of the living as any man in this House, but...
  • Armed Forces Farewell to President Bush

    01/13/2009 8:35:45 AM PST · by silverleaf · 3 replies · 513+ views
    Pentagon Broadcast Network ^ | Jan 13, 2009 | Pentagon
    http://www.pentagonchannel.mil/
  • Remarks against Obama probed

    11/14/2008 8:37:49 AM PST · by silverleaf · 124 replies · 4,419+ views
    Durham County News Observer ^ | 13 November 2998 | Stanley B. Chambers Jr
    Remarks against Obama probed Durham police conducting internal investigation; chief says it wasn't a slur Stanley B. Chambers Jr., Staff Writer DURHAM - Derogatory remarks toward President-elect Barack Obama made on a social networking Web site are now the subject of an internal police investigation. A police department employee claims the statements were made on the MySpace pages of two Durham officers. "There's no exact words that were said," said Police Chief Jose L. Lopez Sr. in a telephone interview Wednesday from San Diego, where he is attending the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference. "It wasn't a racial...
  • Things More Interesting to Watch than Last Night's Debate

    10/08/2008 6:26:47 AM PDT · by silverleaf · 30 replies · 656+ views
    vanity | vanity
    Things more entertaining and interesting to watch than last night's debate
  • Mark-to Market Accounting: Change the rule, Ease the Financial crisis?

    09/24/2008 5:28:23 AM PDT · by silverleaf · 18 replies · 544+ views
    Dave Ramsey Show ^ | 23 Sep 2008 | Dave Ramsey
    "A quick summary: Companies that had billions in subprime loans were feeling the effects of their stupid decision to make those loans in the first place, and practically gave them away for pennies on the dollar. But since no one wants these loans, and they've had to mark them down to market value, it has frozen the market. If we temporarily change the rule that forces companies to do that, that will free the market up...." http://www.daveramsey.com/tdrs/index.cfm/2008/9/23/Fix-the-bailout-with-mark-to-market?ictid=sptlt http://www1.daveramsey.com/etc/fed_bailout/economic_cleanup_10887.htmlc
  • Andrew Cuomo - How the youngest HUD Secretary in history gave birth to the mortgage crisis

    09/21/2008 6:35:28 PM PDT · by silverleaf · 30 replies · 829+ views
    Village Voice ^ | August 5, 2008 | Wayne Barrett
    Andrew Cuomo and Fannie and Freddie How the youngest Housing and Urban Development secretary in history gave birth to the mortgage crisis By Wayne Barrett ...... http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-08-05/news/how-andrew-cuomo-gave-birth-to-the-crisis-at-fannie-mae-and-freddie-mac/ There are as many starting points for the mortgage meltdown as there are fears about how far it has yet to go, but one decisive point of departure is the final years of the Clinton administration, when a kid from Queens without any real banking or real-estate experience was the only man in Washington with the power to regulate the giants of home finance, the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) and the Federal...
  • A Time for Choosing

    04/08/2007 8:35:25 AM PDT · by silverleaf · 2 replies · 156+ views
    Quote DB ^ | October 27, 1964 | Ronald Reagan
    Speeches :: Ronald Reagan :: A Time for Choosing By Ronald Reagan October 27th, 1964 --------------------------------------------------------- Thank you very much. Thank you and good evening. The sponsor has been identified, but unlike most television programs, the performer hasn't been provided with a script. As a matter of fact, I have been permitted to choose my own ideas regarding the choice that we face in the next few weeks. I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit to follow another course. I believe that the issues confronting us cross party lines. Now, one side...
  • Prayer Space Requested (Muslims at college sports games!)

    01/21/2007 7:51:32 AM PST · by silverleaf · 6 replies · 353+ views
    The Daily Northwestern ^ | January 19, 2007 | Dan Fletcher and Paul TakahashiI
    Amid the cheering Northwestern football fans at Ryan Field, all Ashar Wasi wanted was a quiet place to pray. The only place he could find was a spot of less-than-clean floor in a public walkway. "We had to pray in front of the concession stand, in front of all the people," the McCormick junior said. Perhaps someone noticed. At last Wednesday's ASG meeting, the Muslim-cultural Students Association proposed a bill establishing a designated prayer area at Welsh-Ryan Arena for Muslim students for football and basketball games. McSA President Amir Siddiqui estimates more than 20 Muslim students are in attendance at...
  • A Blue-Collar Politically Correct Christmas

    12/02/2006 4:17:06 PM PST · by silverleaf · 4 replies · 641+ views
    Now that's funny! Enjoy!
  • Late-Term Abortions

    11/26/2006 6:07:44 PM PST · by silverleaf · 29 replies · 792+ views
    Life News ^ | 25 November 2006 | Bill O'Reilly
    Late-Term Abortions in Kansas, The Real Human Rights Violation by Bill O'Reilly November 25, 2006 There is something terrible going on in Kansas, and you should know about it. A doctor named George Tiller is performing hundreds, perhaps thousands, of late-term abortions using a variety of medical reasons, including a mother's depression. In Kansas, there is a mental health exception that allows an abortionist to terminate a fetus at any time up until birth. The exception is vague, and so is Tiller's oft-used depression diagnosis, according to documents currently under investigation by Kansas authorities. So the deal is this: If...
  • Church supports baby euthanasia

    11/11/2006 6:28:10 PM PST · by silverleaf · 46 replies · 1,593+ views
    The UK Times ^ | Sunday 12 November 2006 | Peter Zimonjic
    Church Supports Baby Euthanasia THE Church of England has joined one of Britain?s royal medical colleges in calling for legal euthanasia of seriously disabled newborn babies. Church leaders want doctors to be given the right to withhold treatment from seriously disabled newborn babies in exceptional circumstances. Their call, overriding the presumption that life should be preserved at any cost, follows that of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology, revealed in The Sunday Times last week. The church?s position was laid out in a submission to an independent inquiry, due to publish its report this week, into the ethical concerns...
  • A Terrible Battle

    07/06/2006 4:37:27 PM PDT · by silverleaf · 14 replies · 728+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 6 July 2006 | R. Emmet Tyrell, Jr
    LONDON -- You might think London a curious locale from which to celebrate July 4th, or Independence Day as we say. But the city abounds with British citizens who admire our country. I spent the evening of July 4th in the vast and glorious edifice that is the English-Speaking Union, observing the 90th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of all time and certainly of World War I, the Battle of the Somme. "July 4th," one of the assembled Brits remarked, "it is the 230th anniversary of one of your happiest moments. Tonight we are observing one of our...
  • Preparing for a Pandemic

    02/05/2006 9:51:16 AM PST · by silverleaf · 8 replies · 546+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | Dr Grattan Woodson, MD
    An interesting article with practical medical advice. "Preparing for the Coming Influenza Pandemic" - By Grattan Woodson, MD From Intro: During a major pandemic, many ordinary people will find themselves responsible for providing medical care to loved ones and friends. Under usual circumstances patients this sick would be hospitalized - but under a major pandemic that option is likely to be unavailable. To assist you in this heroic lifesaving task, I have included advice on how to provide home care to very sick or even dying influenza patients....
  • NASA Day of Remembrance

    01/26/2006 7:55:44 AM PST · by silverleaf · 4 replies · 190+ views
    NASA ^ | unk | NASA
    The last Thursday in January was designated as NASA's "Day of Remembrance" for fallen astronauts of the APOLLO 1, Challenger and Coumbia crews. Historical information is at the link: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/dor/index_noaccess.html
  • New Barney White House Christmas Movie

    12/07/2005 6:24:36 AM PST · by silverleaf · 11 replies · 1,226+ views
    The newest White House Christmas movie featuring Presidential pets Barney and Miss Beazley is being released today. Very Cute! Barney's webpage makes a good bookmark for the kids and there is some good political humor too. The scene featuring Lynne Chgeney talking to Barney about polls, is very funny, for those who appreciate the political innuendo! http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/12/07/earlyshow/main1102865.shtml
  • Katrina Rescuers Save Frozen Embryos

    09/23/2005 4:57:30 PM PDT · by silverleaf · 10 replies · 513+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 22 Sep 2005
    Katrina Rescue Team Saves Abandoned Embryos Sep 22, 2005 — One of the more dramatic rescue stories from Hurricane Katrina comes from New Orleans East, where doctors and law enforcement officials saved more than 1,000 frozen embryos from a flooded and abandoned hospital. Prior to Hurricane Katrina's landfall, doctors and staff from the Fertility Institute moved embryos from their clinic to the third floor of nearby Lakeland Hospital. The embryos were stored in four large metal canisters weighing about 80 pounds each "Altogether there were about twelve hundred embryos, or about 300 in each canister," said Roman Pyrzak, laboratory director...
  • Police Join Looting of New Orleans

    09/05/2005 6:18:10 AM PDT · by silverleaf · 71 replies · 3,562+ views
    A video of New Orleans police looting a WalMart in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. http://www.zippyvideos.com/8911023771013466/countdown-looting-in-walmart/
  • Countering the Right to Die

    04/02/2005 4:49:30 PM PST · by silverleaf · 18 replies · 661+ views
    Christian Life Resources ^ | 14 October 1989 | James Bopp
    Countering "The Right to Die" The following excerpts are from Attorney James Bopp's keynote address to the Christian Life Resources convention on October 14, 1989. His points are still worthy of the reader's consideration. More than a majority of the states in the United States have had what we call the "right to die" cases -- cases brought where a third party is trying to cause the death of another, usually by court ordered starvation and dehydration of the patient. These patients are [normally] ones that have suffered some injury or illness that has resulted in them having a diminished...
  • Remembering the Challenger - 19 Years

    01/28/2005 5:17:59 PM PST · by silverleaf · 214 replies · 6,115+ views
    <p>The 25th mission in the Space Shuttle program, flown by the Challenger, ended tragically with the loss of its seven crew members and destruction of the vehicle when it exploded shortly after launch.</p> <p>Back row from left to right: Ellison Onizuka, mission specialist; Christa McAuliffe, payload specialist; Gregory Jarvis, payload specialist; and Judith Resnik, mission specialist.</p>
  • The Top Ten WORST "Holiday" Specials

    12/03/2004 2:36:53 PM PST · by silverleaf · 7 replies · 546+ views
    blog ^ | Scalzi
    http://www.scalzi.com/whatever/003030.html The Ten Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time By John Scalzi An Algonquin Round Table Christmas (1927) Alexander Woolcott, Franklin Pierce Adams, George Kaufman, Robert Benchley and Dorothy Parker were the stars of this 1927 NBC Red radio network special, one of the earliest Christmas specials ever performed. Unfortunately the principals, lured to the table for an unusual evening gathering by the promise of free drinks and pirogies, appeared unaware they were live and on the air, avoiding witty seasonal banter to concentrate on trashing absent Round Tabler Edna Ferber's latest novel, Mother Knows Best, and complaining, in...
  • Yet Another Kerry Whopper

    08/29/2004 5:13:01 PM PDT · by silverleaf · 8 replies · 1,267+ views
    Senate Record ^ | 1998 | Kerry
    Yet another Kerry whopper- delivered by Kerry in 1997 as a eulogy and read by Kerry into the Senate record - to honor the dead? Or to insert a bit of shameless self-promotion? Wonder how the family of the dead sailor feels now that the Swift Vets have provied a truthful version of events? PS: Note that even in 1997 Kerry cannot resist ruminating upon his "proximity" to Cambodia. http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?position=all&page=S186&dbname=1998_record
  • Most of You Just Don't Get It

    07/31/2004 8:41:49 AM PDT · by silverleaf · 1,091 replies · 15,510+ views
    my heart | silverleaf
    Most of you who are making snide nasty "cutesy" comments about Elizabeth Edwards' weight JUST DON'T GET IT. This is a woman who buried her 16 year old son in 1996. Her adored only son who looked just like his father. A bright happy loving kid. Sixteen years old and ready to take on the world. Who died in a senseless teenage lose-control-of-the car, one vehicle accident on the way to meet the family at the beach for a holiday weekend. Yes, the Edwards family had it all. Nice life, nice family, nice kids. Then, when Wade Edwards died,- they...
  • Madeline Albright - Pants on Fire

    07/28/2004 9:22:04 PM PDT · by silverleaf · 54 replies · 1,512+ views
    fox news- 7/28/04
    Is there no shame? Jabba in pearls was just interviewed post-Edwards speech by Greta Van Sustern and Albright claimed that Kerry/Edwards would be so much better on North Korea because "Over the past 3 years George Bush has allowed the North Koreans to build nuclear weapons....."
  • Why Berger Pilfered

    07/20/2004 5:54:43 PM PDT · by silverleaf · 54 replies · 3,053+ views
    Why did Sandy Berger smuggle highly classified documents past security guards? Perhaps this will shed some light.
  • Are There TWO Americas?

    07/07/2004 8:17:51 AM PDT · by silverleaf · 18 replies · 604+ views
    I ask you my fellow citizens - are there TWO Americas? As we say down in the low country, where I came up, a po' suthron boy without a single household servant... Yessireee Bob!
  • There's SOMETHING About Theresa...

    06/15/2004 12:09:30 PM PDT · by silverleaf · 32 replies · 178+ views
    There's SOMETHING about Ther-AY- zah.... Can't quite put my finger in it....ooops- ON it!
  • Scandal in Cannes

    05/18/2004 6:42:56 PM PDT · by silverleaf · 19 replies · 221+ views
  • Pat Tillman Guest Book

    04/25/2004 2:07:37 PM PDT · by silverleaf · 11 replies · 298+ views
    For those who wish to leave a message for the family. http://www.goodbyes.org/tillman/guestbook.htm
  • Tell the Truth!

    04/24/2004 11:13:26 AM PDT · by silverleaf · 19 replies · 153+ views
    http://www.georgewbush.com/ ^ | I am George W. Bush and I approved this message
    Whoo-Hoo! The Bush team's latest ad is Kick-ass! Isn't it wonderful that in order to be "negative" about Senator Kerry- all you have to do is show his speeches? www.georgewbush.com/
  • National "I'm Embarrassed by My President" Day

    03/29/2004 9:47:20 AM PST · by silverleaf · 9 replies · 31+ views
    Look for all those "brown" ribbons and arm bands on April 1st. BTW- Does it seem appropriate that this group would choose a day tradionally set aside to recognize FOOLS to expose itself? http://www.democracymeansyou.com/brown/index.htm
  • LIBERALS Are Gonna' HATE THIS AD

    03/16/2004 1:38:41 PM PST · by silverleaf · 155 replies · 590+ views
    Hannity Web Site
    http://members.cox.net/macallan_the/GW/GWBush1_MainPage.html
  • Man Tries to Crucify Himself: Calls 911 when he can't nail second hand to cross

    03/16/2004 11:11:44 AM PST · by silverleaf · 95 replies · 372+ views
    Man treated after attempting to nail himself to cross HARTLAND — A Hartland man was treated at a Pittsfield hospital after he nailed himself to a cross. The 23-year-old man apparently was trying to commit suicide Thursday evening in his living room, the Bangor Daily News reported. Somerset County Sheriff Barry DeLong said Monday that no charges will be filed. "There is no crime here," he said. Police said the man appeared delusional and told them he had been "seeing pictures of God on the computer." He told them he had not seen the hit movie "The Passion of the...
  • Kerry - His Record on Defense- a Great Ad

    03/12/2004 7:50:50 AM PST · by silverleaf · 12 replies · 187+ views
    Please disseminate! http://paradigmassociates.org/TheTruthAboutKerry.html
  • Send Condolences to Spain

    03/11/2004 4:36:53 PM PST · by silverleaf · 40 replies · 180+ views
    Spain has lost, I believe, the third highest number of personnel in Iraq, after the US and Britain. They lost an attache and a lot of guys who were there to train Iraqi police. Their PM Aznar stood by President Bush and the USA when the "axis of weasels" blocked all hopes for the UN to enforce their own resolutions gainst Iraq. Here is how you can send your thoughts, prayers, condolences, and messages of support to the families and loved ones of those lost and injured by another senseless act of terror today. Click on the email link at...
  • When I Met Kerry

    03/10/2004 10:14:43 AM PST · by silverleaf · 42 replies · 1,064+ views
    unk | unk | unk
    When I Met Kerry Posted by Guest Blogger at February 7, 2004 11:50 AM Writes Hal Cranmer : I would like to add my two cents about my John Kerry experience. During my career as an Air Force pilot, I spent two years flying a small twin engine prop plane around the Pacific from my base in Okinawa, Japan. On one trip we had to fly Senator Kerry, his congressional aide, and a Navy Captain (Vietnam, A-4 fighter pilot) who was also in Kerry's party to various locations in Vietnam and Cambodia as part of the MIA/POW talks. When I...
  • Calling All Vets

    03/09/2004 10:28:00 AM PST · by silverleaf · 39 replies · 266+ views
    from the net
    Summer 2004 Vietnam Veterans Marches Against John Kerry -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Proud Honorable Vietnam Veterans, Their Families, Their Friends And Appreciative Americans Summer of 2004 Marches Against John Kerry Here's our Yahoo Email Group to help start the organizing. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Proud-Honorable-Vietnam-Veterans/ If you are interested in helping to get these marches off the ground, please join the email group. Please limit your emails to our goal at-hand. We are all in this together. This thing is going to take a lot of work, but we all know that the interest is there. Over the next couple of days, I'm going to continue to...
  • Calling All Vets

    03/09/2004 10:24:04 AM PST · by silverleaf · 3 replies · 97+ views
    from the net
    Summer 2004 Vietnam Veterans Marches Against John Kerry -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Proud Honorable Vietnam Veterans, Their Families, Their Friends And Appreciative Americans Summer of 2004 Marches Against John Kerry Here's our Yahoo Email Group to help start the organizing. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Proud-Honorable-Vietnam-Veterans/ If you are interested in helping to get these marches off the ground, please join the email group. Please limit your emails to our goal at-hand. We are all in this together. This thing is going to take a lot of work, but we all know that the interest is there. Over the next couple of days, I'm going to continue to...