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Articles Posted by Victoria Delsoul

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  • The ***OFFICIAL*** Weekend Singles' Thread -- Easter Weekend (April 14-16)

    04/14/2006 4:28:37 PM PDT · by Victoria Delsoul · 1,296 replies · 7,134+ views
    April 14, 2006 | Victoria Delsoul and Army Air Corps
    The True Meaning of Easter By: Paul Arinaga There's a lot of controversy about the true meaning of Easter. Some claim that it's actually a pagan celebration in origin. Others lament that retailers, greeting card companies and television are changing Christianity's greatest feast into something with meaning "the size of a jelly bean." In any case, the most common view about the real meaning of Easter is that it's a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and that through this act, sin and death are conquered. Easter also can be seen as a season of joy. The time...
  • Supermodel 'Love' campaign to help poor

    04/29/2005 9:27:07 PM PDT · by Victoria Delsoul · 6 replies · 424+ views
    Hindustan Times & Reuters ^ | Brasilia, Brazil, April 28, 2005
    Supermodel Naomi Campbell teamed up with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Tuesday to fight poverty in Brazil - and draw tourists - with a campaign to sell trendy "We love Brazil" T-shirts worldwide. British-born Campbell said the designer shirts would go on sale in airports and shops, and profits go to children's charities in the South American country she calls her second home. "Anyone who loves Brazil should wear the T-shirt to raise awareness and raise funds," said Campbell, after presenting one to Lula at the presidential palace. Campbell will act as an ambassador for Brazil's fast-growing...
  • Comments Made on Welfare Applications

    12/22/2001 7:19:44 PM PST · by Victoria Delsoul · 106 replies · 313+ views
    Urban Legends Reference Pages
    The following are reputedly comments made on applications for welfare. -- I am forwarding my marriage certificate and 6 children. I had 7 but one died, which was baptized on a half sheet of paper. -- I am writing to the welfare department to say that my baby was born 2 years old. When do I get my money? -- Mrs. Jones has not had any clothes for a year and has been visited regularly by the clergy. -- I cannot get sick pay. I have 6 children. Can you tell me why? -- I am glad to report ...
  • American Socialists and the Allure of Castro

    04/22/2001 7:53:48 AM PDT · by Victoria Delsoul · 114+ views
    Sit-Rep ^ | 4/8/01 | Victoria Delsoul
    The political concepts, theoretical ideas, and historical methodologies of Socialism are alive and well long after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Socialism has infiltrated the government, universities, schools and almost everywhere in America. That Socialism has shown itself not just ineffectual but dangerous, irrational, and morally bankrupt is of no consequence to the ones promoting and enforcing it. The Liberals' desire for new social orders, which is an attempt to grasp and transform the complexity of relations and determinations within capitalism and the paramount importance it gives to the continually shifting forms of commodity, is a clear indication of ...
  • The Untimely Death of Waldo Eddis

    04/18/2001 6:28:34 PM PDT · by Victoria Delsoul · 317+ views
    Sit-Rep ^ | April 18, 01 | Victoria Delsoul
    The Washington Tymes reported last week a fatal accident involving Democrat Senator from Virginia, Waldo Eddis. Senator Eddis, 56, was killed instantly during an unsuccessful suicide attempt by his wife. Mrs. Eddis jumped from the third-story window of their mansion and accidentally landed on Senator Eddis, breaking his neck as he was leaving the premises. New sources revealed that Sen. Eddis had an argument with his wife Pat immediately prior to his death. The Global has learned that Sen. Eddis, 56, was leaving his wife of 27 years for Erin Lamour, a 22-years-old blonde exotic dancer. Upon learning that her ...

    03/07/2001 4:15:50 PM PST · by Victoria Delsoul · 314+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times (IL) | Wed, 07 Mar 2001 | Adrienne Drell, Legal Affairs Reporter
    In the recent movie comedy "Saving Grace," a new widow trades a prize-winning orchid growing business for raising marijuana, only to be uncovered by the night sky reflection from the grow lights in her greenhouse. Now, Hollywood turns real as civil libertarians voice concerns over a sophisticated thermal-imaging device that can detect the heat patterns caused by the high-intensity lights often used to cultivate marijuana. The Supreme Court has taken up the question of whether use of the imager is an unconstitutional intrusion into an individual's privacy. Assistant Deputy Solicitor General Michael R. Dreeben contended in arguments before the ...
  • The Bryan Winter Email

    02/21/2001 4:48:25 PM PST · by Victoria Delsoul · 41+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel | July, 1999 | Gray Tyler
    Email is a faceless medium, and sometimes its being so brings out the worst in people. Because the communication takes place through a computer and thus there's no face to see a reaction register on, it becomes easy to become more persona than person. Which, it appears, was Bryan's crime. So lost in himself and all his dating possibilities, he forgot to be polite. The infamous Bryan Winter email came to life on the Internet in May 1999. Wherever it went it seemed to strike a chord with those who received it. Angry comments were routinely appended to the basic ...
  • History Of The Heart

    02/09/2001 11:37:13 AM PST · by Victoria Delsoul · 940+ views
    Northernlight | Feb, 2001 | John Knoll
    No one knows exactly why they fall in love because love is one of life's sublime mysteries, and if a person must know why they fall in love they'll probably never fall in love. The origin of Valentine's Day, like love, is also shrouded in mystery. Most likely, Valentine's Day had its origins, not in Christianity, as many people believe, but in an ancient Roman pagan fertility rite called the Lupercalia. During Lupercalia, young men chose female partners by drawing pieces of paper with women's names on them. When the Romans invaded Britain, they introduced their religious festivals and customs, ...