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  • IMF has betrayed its mission in Greece, captive to EMU creditors

    06/05/2015 3:56:20 PM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 4 replies
    The Telegraph (London) ^ | 5 June 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    .... The International Monetary Fund is in very serious trouble. Events have reached a point in Greece where the Fund's own credibility and long-term survival are at stake. The Greeks are not withholding a €300m payment to the IMF because they have run out of money, though they soon will do. .... They knew exactly what they were doing. The IMF’s Christine Lagarde was caught badly off guard. Staff officials in Washington were stunned. .... The IMF’s Original Sin in Greece was to allow the urbane Parisian Dominique Strauss-Kahn to hijack the institution to prop up Europe’s monetary union and...
  • Marriage, Plan B

    06/03/2015 8:03:46 AM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 16 replies
    Fr. John Whiteford's News, Comments, & Reflections ^ | May 3, 2015 | Fr. John Whiteford
    If, as seems likely, the Supreme Court will shred the Constitution and impose Gay "Marriage" on all 50 states, here is what states could do to nullify that decision. I have often argued that the state can't "get out of the marriage business" because the state has an interest in it, but I think I have come up with a way that the state could deal with what it has as a legitimate interest, change some labels, legally, and not have to deal with the question of gay marriage, all in one fell swoop. Granted, it is ridiculous that the...
  • The Debt Ceiling and the Renunciatory Quest

    11/13/2013 8:33:58 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 3 replies
    Ortho Opinions ^ | Friday, July 29, 2011 | The_Reader_David
    Let's forgive Senator McCain for confounding Middle Earth with The Shire. The Senator's sudden insertion of Tolkein's Lord of the Rings into the debate over the U.S. national debt immediately evoked in me the reaction "Senator McCain is, evidently, casting himself as Saruman." Saruman and his minions are the only characters in the entire trilogy to sneer at hobbits, and Senator McCain's brand of bipartisanship so often seems to echo the fallen wizard: "But we must have power, power to order all things as we will, for that good which only the Wise can see." "And listen, Gandalf, my old...
  • Christ is Risen!

    05/05/2013 1:20:35 AM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 10 replies
    The Holy Orthodox Church
    Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Christos Anesti! Aleithos Anesti! Khristos Voskrese! Voistinu Voskrese! Al-Masih-Qam! Hakkan Qam! Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat! Kristus aq ungwektaq! Pichinuq ungwektaq! Xris-tusaq Ung-uixtuq! Iluumun Ung-uixtuq! Harisutosu fukkatsu! Jitsu ni fukkatsu! Atgyfododd Crist! Yn wir atgyfododd! Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere! Cristo ha resucitado! Verdaderamente, ha resucitado! Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
  • Gates of Vienna (counter-jihad blog) declared in violation of Blogger's (Google) Terms of Service

    01/21/2013 8:06:52 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 24 replies
    The mostly European-oriented counter-jihad blog, The Gates of Vienna, has been declared in violation of the terms of service of Google's blog-hosting arm, Blogger. I would urge all FReepers to protest this action to Google and boycott Google's products to the maximum extent feasible until it is reversed. The Gates of Vienna was a valuable resource for those opposing the Islamization of Western Civilization, and the violation of the terms of service is almost certainly based on accepting the Islamic notion of "slander of religion" under which telling the truth about Islam, if doing so impedes the spread of Islam...
  • The Foreign Policy Debate: hiding from reality

    10/22/2012 7:26:51 PM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 12 replies
    vanity | October 22, 2012 | The_Reader_David
    There is something deeper going on than the fact that this is a domestic-policy election with both candidates dragging the discussion into their domestic agendas. Neither Romney nor Obama shows any evidence of comprehending the nature of Islam, or the policy implications of the nature of Islam, or even of Salafist Sunni Islam, which is the dominant force in the "Arab Spring". I think it is a matter of not wanting to face reality. The refusal to face the reality of Islam is endemic in Western society, as Bill Warner says in his talk the history of Islam on Gates...
  • Niall Ferguson: If the young knew what was good for them they'd join the Tea Party

    06/17/2012 2:00:25 PM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 11 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 17 June 2012 | Telegraph reporters
    Young people should welcome austerity measures because it means huge government debts are less likely to blight their futures, historian Niall Ferguson has said. The economic historian, who is affiliated to Oxford and Harvard Universities, says wise young voters should insist politicians pay off debts as soon as possible.... “It is surprisingly easy to win the support of young voters for policies that would ultimately make matters even worse for them, like maintaining defined benefit pensions for public employees,” ... He adds: "If young Americans knew what was good for them, they would all be in the Tea Party." Professor...
  • Cheesefare Sunday Forgiveness Vespers (Orthodox)

    02/26/2012 7:44:23 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 3 replies · 1+ views
    As no one has yet done so, it seemed right to post a thread for the virtual version of the exchange of forgiveness at the end of Forgiveness Vespers. If anyone who has the Orthodox ping list ventures onto the thread, ping the others. Wishing all a blessed and holy Great Lent. Struggle well!
  • <strike> Emmanuel Goldstein</strike> <em>Sarah Palin</em> Two-Minutes Hate

    01/16/2011 7:24:06 AM PST · by The_Reader_David · 10 replies
    Ortho Opinions ^ | 15 January 2011 | DNY (The_Reader_David)
    It was nearly eleven hundred, and in the RECORDS DEPARTMENT newsroom at MSNBC, they were dragging the chairs out of the cubicles and grouping them in the centre of the hall opposite the big telescreen, in preparation for the Two Minutes Hate. The next moment a hideous, grinding speech, as of some monstrous machine running without oil, burst from the big telescreen at the end of the room. It was a noise that set one's teeth on edge and bristled the hair at the back of one's neck. The Hate had started. As usual, the face of Emmanuel Goldstein Sarah...
  • Egypt's Muslims attend Coptic Christmas mass, serving as "human shields"

    01/09/2011 8:27:47 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 32 replies
    Ahram Online ^ | Friday 7 Jan 2011 | Yasmine El-Rashidi
    Muslims turned up in droves for the Coptic Christmas mass Thursday night, offering their bodies, and lives, as “shields” to Egypt’s threatened Christian community Yasmine El-Rashidi , Friday 7 Jan 2011 Egypt’s majority Muslim population stuck to its word Thursday night. What had been a promise of solidarity to the weary Coptic community, was honoured, when thousands of Muslims showed up at Coptic Christmas eve mass services in churches around the country and at candle light vigils held outside. From the well-known to the unknown, Muslims had offered their bodies as “human shields” for last night’s mass, making a pledge...
  • On calling things by their right names, or Data Deniers

    11/27/2009 9:59:53 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 19 replies · 841+ views
    Ortho Opinions ^ | 27 November 2009 | DNY (The_Reader_David)
    The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. --Chinese proverb While my own tradition holds that the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, as regards worldly affairs there is something to be said for the Chinese view. We have of late been treated to headlines about rallies protesting “against health care”. As I have noted in other forums, with the exception of devotees of faith healing and in certain narrow circumstances involving incurable terminal illness, no one is against health care, at least if the words are used as we speakers of English...
  • BREAKING: NZ’s NIWA accused of CRU-style temperature faking

    11/25/2009 9:58:04 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 14 replies · 1,121+ views
    UPDATE 15:49 NZDT - NIWA's news release in response to this story appears to have been delayed, and according to a radio news report a few minutes ago Rodney Hide, leader of the minority Act Party and a minister in the National Government, is now calling on his Cabinet colleague, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith, to "please explain" [normal transmission now resumes] The New Zealand Government's chief climate advisory unit NIWA is under fire for allegedly massaging raw climate data to show a global warming trend that wasn't there. The scandal breaks as fears grow worldwide that corruption of climate...

    06/26/2009 9:28:53 AM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 10 replies · 556+ views
    Th Ochlophobist ^ | June 25, 2009 | The Ochlophobist (pseudonym)
    ANAXIOS! A brief outline of some of the grievances regarding Metropolitan PHILIP of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America: * Documents forged by +Philip have been presented as official to the faithful. By many verifiable accounts, this is not the first time this has happened. These forgeries have served one purpose only - to preserve the power of a man who has no qualms creating division and discord in order to achieve his own ends. * +Philip has demanded obedience from others; he has demanded those bishops he paid to be designated "auxiliary" to be obedient to a...
  • The Content of His Character

    11/05/2008 6:32:48 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 6 replies · 881+ views
    Ortho Opinions ^ | November 5, 2008 | DNY (The_Reader_David)
    The Content of His Character Well, the American people decided to elect an empty suit. One might try to take some comfort from the thought that Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of a day when Americans were judge by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin has been realized. But that is not what happened on Election Day. For those who got their news from the 'elite' print media or the alphabet networks, the content of Barack Obama's character remained a complete unknown. He was elected not for the content of his character, but for...
  • "Palling around with terrorists"

    10/08/2008 2:23:21 PM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 5 replies · 336+ views
    Ortho Opinions ^ | Oct. 8, 2008 | DNY (The_Reader_David)
    "Palling around with terrorists" Gov. Sarah Palin has correctly characterized Barack Obama as "palling around with terrorists." The Obama campaign and "mainstream" media are spinning like tops, trying to turn Obama's having been hired by Weathermen founder William Ayers to head the Board of Directors for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, appointed to the Board of the Woods Fund of Chicago by Ayers, Ayers' hosting of the 'meet-and-greet' that launched Obama's political career, and their appearing together on two academic panels into something enough less than a close working relationship to make Obama's characterization of Ayers as "a guy who lives...
  • "A guy who lives in my neighborhood"

    10/05/2008 9:18:55 AM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 10 replies · 542+ views
    Ortho Opinions ^ | Oct. 5, 2008 | DNY (The_Reader_David)
    "A guy who lives in my neighborhood" Here is a bit of documentation on the ties between Barack Obama and Weatherman terrorist William Ayers. Even the most tenuous of the ties, even taken in isolation from the others, show that Ayers had a closer relationship to Obama than Obama admitted when he characterized Ayers as "a guy who lives in my neighborhood". I've not found any contemporaneous online confirmation of the coffee-klatch at Ayers' home that launched Obama's political career, or of the donations Ayers gave to Obama's early campaigns, but no one seems to be denying them. "A guy...
  • Polls Who won: Palin or Biden?

    10/03/2008 6:38:40 AM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 28 replies · 1,380+ views ^ | Oct, 3, 2008 | unknown
    Who won: Palin or Biden?
  • Different activities, different virtues

    09/17/2008 10:36:24 AM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 4 replies · 220+ views
    Ortho Opinions ^ | Sept. 17, 2008 | DNY (The_Reader_David)
    Different activities, different virtues The recent remarks of former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, asserting that none of the major party candidates for President or Vice President could run a major corporation, prompt me to set forth some thoughts I regard as fundamental to a true conservative understanding of the world. One of the hallmarks of conservatism according to Russell Kirk is its respect for the particular. Sadly too many so-called conservatives at the turn of the 21st century fail to embrace the respect of the particular. Just as those on the left seem to think that all human activities can...
  • A Fundamental Absence of Empathy

    09/11/2008 4:03:39 PM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 6 replies · 196+ views
    Orthod Opinions ^ | Sept. 11, 2008 | DNY (The_Reader_David)
    A Fundamental Absence of Empathy We must also engage, however, in the more difficult task of understanding the sources of such madness. The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of empathy on the part of the attackers: an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity and suffering of others. Such a failure of empathy, such numbness to the pain of a child or the desperation of a parent, is not innate; nor, history tells us, is it unique to a particular culture, religion, or ethnicity. It may find expression in a particular...
  • Every man is like the company he is wont to keep.

    08/28/2008 10:14:37 AM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 4 replies · 117+ views
    Ortho Opinions ^ | August 27, 2008 | DNY (The_Reader_David)
    Every man is like the company he is wont to keep. Euripides' dictum has prompted many to look at the company Senator Barack Hussein Obama is wont to keep: Frank Marshall Davis K-State dropout, poet, labor organizer, Communist Party member, journalist for a newspaper published by a Communist front labor union, 'Frank' is described by Senator Obama in his autobiography as a mentoring figure for whom he had great affection: "It made me smile, thinking back on Frank and his old Black Power, dashiki self. In some ways he was as incurable as my mother, as certain in his...
  • A Quiz on World Affairs

    08/14/2008 10:59:38 AM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 8 replies · 195+ views
    Ortho Opinions ^ | August 14, 2008 | DNY (The_Reader_David)
    A Quiz on World Affairs With the end of the Cold War, a Communist country, which had been organized along federal lines into constituent republics, dissolves into those republics, with each becoming a sovereign nation. In one of those republics, there is a province in which (partly due to population shifts during and just before the Communist era) the majority of the population is ethnically distinct from the now-independent republic. In that province there is a strong separatist movement engaged in an armed insurrection that has taken effective control of much of the province. As a result, the province has...
  • An Open Letter to Fred Thompson

    01/18/2008 12:32:10 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 8 replies · 558+ views
    Ortho Opinions ^ | 18 January 2008 | DNY (The_Reader_David)
    Dear Senator Thompson: I've been a 'FredHead' ever since your elegant 38 second dismissal of Michael Moore. For today, and tomorrow, if South Carolina law allows it, I'm hoping you will continue to regard SC as a must-win, and campaign accordingly. But come Saturday night, when the polls close, should things not go the way we both hope, I'm appealing to you to ignore the pundits, and your own 'must win' statements, and stay in the race, for the long run. In view of the fact that you are seeking the Presidency of the United States not from personal ambition,...
  • Sixth Presidential Candidate Files for Kansas GOP Caucus Fred Thompson . . .

    01/08/2008 4:04:24 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 14 replies · 113+ views
    Kansas Republican Party | Jan 8, 2007
    Sixth Presidential Candidate Files for Kansas GOP Caucus Fred Thompson becomes 6th candidate to participate in KS Caucus Topeka, KS—Today, Fred Thompson became the sixth candidate to file for the Kansas GOP Presidential Caucus. Thompson’s campaign filed the official paperwork and paid the filing fee this morning. Kansas Republican Party Chairman Kris Kobach stated, “I’m delighted to see that the Thompson Campaign has decided to devote its resources and attention to the Kansas Republican Caucus. “With the filing of Senator Thompson for the Kansas Republican Caucus, we nearly have a full field. The candidates all recognize that if there is...
  • The Cross, The Crescent and the Glories of This World, II

    09/11/2007 5:20:52 AM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 2 replies · 88+ views
    Ortho Opinions ^ | September 11, 2007 | DNY (The_Reader_David)
    In considering what to write on the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I found I was unable to improve on what I had written last year, save by updating it and making it more concise: "To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to whomever I please." Last year in an online political discussion forum, another Orthodox Christian poster raised the question of why Islam is the fastest growing religion on earth. The answer I proposed makes the words of the Evil One to...
  • Ethiopia Declares War on Somali Militia

    12/24/2006 6:35:40 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 137 replies · 4,448+ views
    Comcast News ^ | December 24, 2006 | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN
    OGADISHU, Somalia - Ethiopia sent fighter jets into Somalia and bombed several towns Sunday in a dramatic attack on Somalia's powerful Islamic movement, and Ethiopia's prime minister said his country had been "forced to enter a war." It was the first time Ethiopia acknowledged its troops were fighting in support of Somalia's U.N.-backed interim government even though witnesses had been reporting their presence for weeks in an escalating battle that threatens to engulf the Horn of Africa region. Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi went on television to announce that his country was at war with the Islamic movement . ....
  • On the Probity of Reading Other People's Messages

    10/03/2006 7:09:42 AM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 4 replies · 311+ views
    OrthoOpinions ^ | October 3, 2006 | DNY (a.k.a. The_Reader_David)
    On the Probity of Reading Other People's Messages At the outset, let me say I am gratified by the resignation of Mark Foley from his seat in Congress. The Clinton-Lewinsky matter had made me suspect that the ethical standards of government are really so much below those that prevail in academe that the abuse of power present in a sexual liaison with a subordinate over whose career the superior has tremendous leverage is of no consequence in Washington. It is not the primary purpose of this article to consider the moral and legal issues of ex-Congressman Foley’s behavior. On the...
  • Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new. . .

    10/03/2006 7:01:39 AM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 1 replies · 593+ views
    OrthoOpinions ^ | Sept. 27, 2006 | DNY (a.k.a. The_Reader_David)
    Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new. . . "Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." --Basileus and Autokrator Manuel II Paleologos Reason and ObservationIt is with an odd mixture of grim delight, sorrow and wistfulness that we Orthodox Christians hear the words of the antepenultimate Orthodox Emperor of New Rome, spoken by the Pope of Old Rome, and behold them used as an excuse for the persecution of Christians, Latin, Orthodox, and...
  • Ports in a Storm

    02/24/2006 4:59:14 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 5 replies · 171+ views
    Ortho Opinions ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | DNY (The_Reader_David_
    There has been a lot of bluster in the world of American politics since the bureaucratic approval of the sale of British-owned Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation to Dubai Ports World, which suddenly became the only bidder for the British port management firm when a Singapore based firm dropped out of contention. Suddenly, the Democrats, the party of multicultural tolerance, have discovered the value of racial profiling, the party of the 9/10/2001 balance between civil liberties and national security, have discovered an issue on which to get tough with the Islamic world. And, not so suddenly, President Bush has again...
  • Muslims are Hypocrites! NOT! (first post to my own, brand new blog)

    02/17/2006 9:51:34 AM PST · by The_Reader_David · 6 replies · 158+ views
    Ortho Opinions ^ | February 16, 2006 | DNY (The_Reader_David)
    Muslims are hypocrites! NOT! It seems fitting to start a blog that will most likely deal a lot with religion and politics with a topic that spans both. One comment one reads and hears a lot in right-wing commentary on 'the Cartoon Wars' are 'Muslims are such hypocrites!' I'd like to take exception. Devout Muslims, like devout Jews or devout Christians of any confession, take seriously their belief that their religion is true, a reflection of the one, existing God and grounded in His decisive self-revelation, the Qu'ran. I, too, believe that my religion--Orthodox Christianity--is true and grounded in...
  • An idea about hurricanes and energy infrastructure

    09/22/2005 3:25:24 PM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 12 replies · 403+ views
    Listening to the Hurricane Rita coverage, and considering the problems multiple strong hurricanes in the Gulf present to our energy infrastructure due to our refinery capacity being concentrated in the Gulf set me to thinking. Consider We can make structures with moving parts that don't come apart when air passes over them at supersonic speeds (pick your favorite supersonic military jet). The problems for refineries are mostly due to wind damage and wind-blown rain damage, rather than flooding. Wind turbines remove some 35 to 40% of the energy from wind passing through them. Having only 60 to 65% of hurricane...
  • (Vanity) After Terri: questions to ask, and a grassroots movement for judicial reform

    03/31/2005 10:35:48 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 10 replies · 378+ views
    self | The_Reader_David
    Theresa Marie Schindler: Memory eternal! Memory eternal! Memory eternal! That's what we say in the Christian East, asking God that the departed not be forgotten in Sheol. We say it of those soon to be glorified as saints, of poor sinners, of priests, of laymen. Memory eternal. As we mourn for Terri, let us not be too downcast by the poll results which suggest a majority of our countrymen approve this travesty of justice. The poll questions and the false impressions given by the MSM made this appear to be a right-to-die case. And yes, most Americans, answering for themselves...
  • What next? Some draft legislation

    03/30/2005 8:31:16 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 2 replies · 382+ views
    self | The_Reader_David
    A BILL   To restore equal protection under the law   Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,   SECTION 1. NO DEPRIVATION OF LIFE WITHOUT A TRIAL BY JURY   (a)   No court of the United States or of any state or jurisdiction thereof shall order or command actions that would result in the death of a United States citizen or other person present in the United States without the agreement of a jury composed of twelve citizens.   (b)  In all cases involving the provision...
  • US Code Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 13 § 241 Conspiracy Against Rights [cf. Terri Schaivo]

    03/27/2005 4:11:16 AM PST · by The_Reader_David · 14 replies · 589+ views
    US Code Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 13 § 241
    § 241. Conspiracy against rights If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured— They shall be fined under this...
  • For the Good of the Forum

    01/18/2005 6:01:57 AM PST · by The_Reader_David · 60 replies · 1,319+ views
    I've noticed that some perceptive posters have succeeded in providing links which circumvent login pages at some news websites by giving a link to the 'printer-friendly' version of the news story. For the good of the forum, if we are posting from a subscription website, could we all test the link to the printer-friendly version and see whether it gets around the login page? If so could we post it, rather than the link to the main story? Thanks. Also a suggestion to the Jim Robinson: the topics list should include something like to better cover posts like this one...
  • A suggestion: rock station requests for "Let's Roll"

    10/20/2004 5:56:47 PM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 19 replies · 429+ views
    Just a thought: sure the loathsome Michael Moore used Neil Young's Rockin' the Free World in the sound-track of FarLeftHype 911, but Neil Young also gave us a theme song, his tribute to the phyrric victory of the Passengers of Flight 93, "Let's Roll". If you agree, particularly those of you in PA, NY and NJ where getting people back in the mindset of the immediate 9/11 moment might have a beneficial effect on voter sentiment, if you have a rock station that plays recent rock (as opposed to classic rock), a few requests for Neil Young's "Let's Roll" might...
  • Iraq: Pesticides, Nerve Agents and the ISG

    09/26/2004 4:29:48 PM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 27 replies · 787+ views
    D. N. Yetter
    I'd like to get some discussion going in advance of the Iraq Survey Group's final report. The topic: the finds of large numbers of drums of substances that field tested as nerve agents, but were later pronounced to be pesticides, at several Iraqi munitions dumps. There is a Frontpage article which was posted here back in April when it was new. I added a post to it's thread, but knowing that many FReepers probably do what I usually do and read the threads index to the Forum rather than the messages index, I though a new thread would be in...
  • When and where did 'anti-racism' become 'multiculturalism'?

    06/15/2004 9:03:13 PM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 14 replies · 80+ views
    self | D. Yetter
    The title says it. When and where did "anti-racism" transform into "multiculturalism"?
  • Palestinian Altar Server Killed in Bethlehem

    11/29/2001 6:06:31 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 29 replies · 6+ views
    DOXA: A Quarterly Review Serving the Orthodox Church | Nativity Fast 2001 | unknown--DOXA is edited by Fr. Andrew of St. Michael's Skete, Canones, NM
    Late News Item: Palestinian Altar Server Killed in Bethlethm The Washington Post reports that on 20 October 2001, in front of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, 17-year-old Orthodox altar server Johnny Thalgieh was shot from afar by Israeli army sinpers. Struck in the chest by a large-caliber bullet, he was hoisted skyward, cried out, fell, rolled three times, and died on the spot. Johnny, who had hoped to become an Orthodox priest, was visiting with his cousins in Manger Square, after attending Vespers in the church. A Greek Orthodox priest, Fr. Theophanis, said, "He was loving toward every ...
  • Christians and the Jihad

    09/16/2001 2:09:38 PM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 103 replies · 548+ views
    vanity | 16 Sept 2001 | self
    In the two days following the attacks on the WTC and Pentagon and the Phyrric victory of the heroic passengers of Flt. 93, I made posts to several threads (principally ones with folk advocating turing Afghanistan into "a glass parking lot") posts suggesting that the nuclear destruction of the capitals of nations supporting with the terror attack would probably suffice. One of my fellow Orthodox Christian Freepers rebuked me privately (as well he should) and asked me to retract my call. Moved by this, and by two sermons by my bishop, I do so now. However, I do so with ...
  • Search for missing intern picks up-Police investigating jogging trail by Rep. Gary Condit's home

    05/25/2001 6:09:22 PM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 19+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | May 25, 2001 | Bee News Services
    WASHINGTON-Police investigating the missing person case of 24 year old intern Chandra Ann Levy carried out two searches: in her neighborhood and in a heavy patch of woods near a popular jogging trail in the neighborhood where Rep. Gary Condit lives.Levy from Modesto, disappeared April 30 from Washington D.C., where she had recently completed an internship with the Bureau of Prisions.She was due in Los Angeles May 11 for graduation from a University of Southern California master's degree program.
  • For proving that revolutionaries come in surprising packages,Jim Jeffords isTimes Person of the Week

    05/25/2001 5:42:10 PM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 10+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | May 25, 2001 | Time Editors
    How is this moron celebrated even by liberals? They can't trust him either.(Sorry no Mega-Baft alert)
  • Just how big is Pearl Harbor? Box OfficeTracking Highest of All Time, Expecting $100 Million Weekend

    05/25/2001 4:16:59 PM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 366+ views ^ | Wednesday May 23, 2001 | Andrew Hines
    "Huge, Freak-size huge."That is how one rival's executive sums up his prediction for this week's opening of Disney's Pearl Harbor, "I would be shocked if it doesn't do $100 million (for the four day holiday weekend)"While it doesn't take an advanced degree in demographics to figure out that Pearl Harbor looks like a hit, the executive's opinion--shared by many in the industry--is based on more than just the deafening media buzz surrounding the film.The guy has seen the tracking polls.Distribution veterans say they have never literally never laid eyes on pre-release market reasearch reports as promising as the ones for ...