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  • Could this be the reason Fulton Sheen's cause has been stalled?

    09/04/2014 11:21:13 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 7 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 4, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Way back in the 1970's, I purchased an excellent book written by my hero and good friend Fulton J. Sheen entitled "The Electronic Christian" and published by the Macmillan Publishing Company. In this important book (indeed every book written By Sheen could be labelled as important), the saintly Archbishop who thoroughly intrigued his audience throughout the 1950's as "Uncle Fultie" - a Catholic counterpart if you will to Milton Berle's "Uncle Miltie," explains the importance and indeed the necessity of a religion with Dogma. Here is his essay: The modern man must decide for himself whether he is going to...
  • How Much Would You Pay For Evidence That The White House Actively Caused This Illegal Invasion?

    07/01/2014 2:56:48 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 13 replies
    Self | July 1, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    Since we now know that the federal government issued an RFP seeking a contractor to facilitate the importation of up to 65,000 illegal children, somebody in our government knows who planned this scam invasion....somebody needs to start a fund to reward a whistle-blower...........
  • Voter ID cause furthered by Philadelphia fraud report

    07/20/2012 8:49:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/20/2012 | John Gizzi
    Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt At a time when voter ID laws in 30 states are coming under intense fire from the liberal media, the Obama administration and civil rights leaders, one of the strongest cases anywhere was offered for voter identification by the lone Republican on the three-member panel overseeing elections in Philadelphia. Wednesday, City Commissioner Al Schmidt unveiled a 27 page report that his office had commissioned entitled “Voting Irregularities in Philadelphia County, 2012 Primary Election.” The report, which focused on cases in 15 of the city’s 1,687 election districts, found cases of double voting, voter impersonation,...
  • Study: Enviro-light bulbs can cause cancer

    04/26/2011 11:08:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/26/11 | Kerry Picket
    According to a recently released German study, the supposed "environmentally friendly" compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL's), are reported to have "cancer causing chemicals" that are sent out when the light is switched on, reports London's Daily Telegraph: Their report advises that the bulbs should not be left on for extended periods, particularly near someone’s head, as they emit poisonous materials when switched on. Peter Braun, who carried out the tests at the Berlin's Alab Laboratory, said: “For such carcinogenic substances it is important they are kept as far away as possible from the human environment.”
  • US: Planned Mosques Cause Confrontations

    08/08/2010 6:56:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    inn ^ | 8/8/10 | Elad Benari
    With the heated debates regarding the planned mosque near Ground Zero in New York making headlines in recent weeks, a New York Times report that was also published in the San Francisco Sentinel over the weekend serves as a reminder that not only the Big Apple has experienced confrontations due to a planned building of a mosque. The report highlighted what has taken place in other locations across the United States in which mosques are proposed. For example, hundreds of protesters marched in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where a large Muslim center was proposed near a subdivision. Republican candidates have already denounced...
  • The Destiny of the Universe

    07/17/2010 4:54:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies · 3+ views
    FQXI ^ | 7/2/10 | Julie Rehmeyer
    A radical reformulation of quantum mechanics suggests that the universe has a set destiny and its pre-existing fate reaches back in time to influence the past. It could explain the origin of life, dark energy and solve other cosmic conundrums.The universe has a destiny—and this set fate could be reaching backwards in time and combining with influences from the past to shape the present. It’s a mind-bending claim, but some cosmologists now believe that a radical reformulation of quantum mechanics in which the future can affect the past could solve some of the universe’s biggest mysteries, including how life arose....
  • Investigators search for cause in AZ plane crash

    06/13/2010 3:56:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 48 replies · 976+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | MICHELLE PRICE
    Federal investigators on Sunday began looking through smoldering wreckage for clues to what may have caused a small plane to nosedive into an Arizona high school and explode Friday afternoon. Apache County sheriff's Sgt. Richard Guinn said firefighters were able to extinguish the last of the hot spots Saturday so authorities could recover the bodies of four people who were aboard the single-engine Piper when it crashed into the empty two-story school building in the small town of Eagar. Guinn said authorities have not been able to identify the bodies or determine even the gender or age of the four...
  • Should The Wolves Be Guarding The Flock

    04/21/2010 4:08:38 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 4 replies · 319+ views ^ | April 21, 2010 | Anthony James
    Our largely Liberal Congress is about to embark upon the path of legislating additional regulation of our major financial institutions, designed to ensure that we never again face the level of crisis that we’ve been crippled by for the last two years. Why would we let them, when it is actually they who destroyed our economy in the first place? Think I’m joking? Read on. Perhaps as proof of how we can all trust this Democrat-proposed new direction, Vice President Joe Biden has just today announced to the TV cameras (with the expected commensurate fanfare and media toe-licking) that General...
  • Cause of Beatification of Empress Zita Opened

    12/14/2009 7:59:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 609+ views
    NewLiturgicalMovement ^ | December 13, 2009 | Gregor Kollmorgen
    Many readers will rejoice - fittingly on this Gaudete Sunday - to learn that last Thursday, 10 December 2009, the Cause of Beatification of the Servant of God Zita, last Empress of Austria and wife of Blessed Emperor Charles, was solemnly opened by His Excellency Msgr. Yves Le Saux, Bishop of Le Mans, France. The process was opened in Le Mans, and not in the Swiss diocese of Chur, where the Empress died 20 years ago in 1989 in Zizers, with the consent of Msgr. Huonder, the Bishop of Chur, and the permission of the Congregation for the Causes of...
  • Did Self-Help Course Lead to Woman's Suicide?

    10/10/2009 8:44:50 AM PDT · by Saije · 17 replies · 1,376+ views
    AP ^ | 10/10/2009 | KRISTEN GELINEAU
    The young woman stood naked in her downtown office building, swaying next to an open window. Her final words were sudden and calm: ''I know I am going to jump.'' Rebekah Lawrence -- so modest and shy she often blushed around others -- burst into song and leaped out the window. Lawrence died that day. But her mind had begun to show cracks a few days before, as she finished an intense self-help seminar called The Turning Point. The course had pledged to change her life. Instead, some say, it led to her death. Lawrence's death was not the first...

    04/18/2009 8:52:14 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 10 replies · 701+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | April 18, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    What better source could you have than N.A.S.A. about a significant cause of "global warming" on the eve of "Earth Day 2009"? It is now official - clean air regulations have prevented sulfates (from coal and oil), which have a cooling effect, from entering the atmosphere. The sulfates are antagonists to the effects of black carbon from diesel and biofuel, which contribute to warming. Read below: Aerosols May Drive a Significant Portion of Arctic Warming - 04.08.09 Synopsis: Over the past three decades, the United States and European countries have passed a series of laws that have reduced sulfate...
  • Putting it Altogether: THE TRUTH about our ECONOMIC CRISIS

    10/26/2008 12:05:13 PM PDT · by PatriotWoman · 8 replies · 353+ views
    Putting it Altogether: THE TRUTH about our ECONOMIC CRISIS Burning Down The House: What Caused Our Economic Crisis?: Clinton administration's "BANK AFFIRMATIVE ACTION" They forced banks to make BAD LOANS and ACORN and OBAMA’S tie to all of it: Fannie Mae CEO calling Obama and the Dems the "Family" and "Conscience" of Fannie Mae: Barack Obama Trained ACORN Staff In How To Intimidate Banks Into Giving Subprime Loans: Timeline shows Bush, McCain warning Dems of financial mess:
  • Local GPS case might set precedent, expert says[PA][Probable cause & search warrants to use GPS]

    10/21/2008 10:06:02 AM PDT · by BGHater · 32 replies · 1,392+ views
    Tribune-Review ^ | 20 Oct 2008 | Jill King Greenwood
    A federal court case in Pittsburgh could reach the U.S. Supreme Court for a "groundbreaking" decision about whether police officers need probable cause and search warrants to use GPS technology when tracking suspects, a local expert in constitutional law said. Across the country, detectives are using the sometimes-controversial technology to investigate cases. But Pennsylvania law doesn't clearly dictate rules, said University of Pittsburgh School of Law professor John Burkoff, author of the "Search Warrant Law Deskbook." "The law isn't entirely clear," Burkoff said. "There are many areas open to challenge, and to be safe, the best bet would be for...

    08/05/2008 12:11:25 PM PDT · by cowboyway · 242 replies · 299+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 4, 2008 | Patrik Jonsson
    TAMPA, FLA. - Chip Witte doesn't consider himself a Rebel. He doesn't hang Dixie battle flags in his living room, nor does he wear one on the back of his leather jacket. Yet when the Tampa motorcycle mechanic saw the world's largest Confederate battle flag unfurl above the intersection of I-75 and I-4 in June, he felt a jolt of solidarity with the lost cause and lost rights that he says the battle flag represents. "I think it's great that they're allowed to fly it," says Mr. Witte. [Editor's note: The original version misidentified the highway intersection.]
  • Seizing Laptops and Cameras Without Cause

    06/28/2008 11:47:40 AM PDT · by BGHater · 60 replies · 217+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | 25 June 2008 | Alex Kingsbury
    Returning from a brief vacation to Germany in February, Bill Hogan was selected for additional screening by customs officials at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C. Agents searched Hogan's luggage and then popped an unexpected question: Was he carrying any digital media cards or drives in his pockets? "Then they told me that they were impounding my laptop," says Hogan, a freelance investigative reporter whose recent stories have ranged from the origins of the Iraq war to the impact of money in presidential politics. Shaken by the encounter, Hogan says he left the airport and examined his bags, finding that...
  • Bin Laden says Palestinian cause at heart of jihad

    05/16/2008 3:21:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 63+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/16/08 | Maggie Michael - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden vowed Friday to fight Israel for the liberation of the Palestinians, claiming their cause is at the heart of al-Qaida's holy war with the West. The terrorist leader's third statement this year was released to coincide with the Jewish state's 60th anniversary and came out as President Bush was wrapping up his visit to Israel to celebrate the occasion. "We will continue our struggle against the Israelis and their allies," bin Laden said in a 10-minute audio posted on an Internet site used frequently by al-Qaida. "We are not going to give up an...
  • U.S. General Sees Cause for Optimism in Anbar Province

    03/30/2007 5:46:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 226+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 30, 2007 – Over the last year, coalition forces have laid the foundation for stability and provincial Iraqi control in Anbar province, the commander of Multinational Force West said today. “Our strategy of clear, hold and build, combined with an energized governmental and tribal engagement, is beginning to bear fruit,” Marine Maj. Gen. Walt Gaskin told reporters at the Pentagon via satellite. Progress is evident in the region’s increased Iraqi security forces recruiting figures, decreased number of attacks, and in the upswing in economic commerce, he said. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s benchmark visit to the region, Gaskin...
  • Tourists cause global warming

    03/22/2007 8:14:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 1,307+ views ^ | 3/22/07 | AFP
    Madrid - Holidaymakers may be ruining their favourite destinations through pollution and greenhouse gases, making the tourism industry one of the world's worst polluters, experts say. A flight to that pristine beach and a few nights in an air-conditioned hotel room, when repeated on the mass scale of modern tourism, is all it takes to put the holiday business on a polluting par with heavy industries. "Tourism is unfortunately one of the vectors of (climate) change at the moment and contributes, through its excesses, to the process of global warming," World Tourism Organisation (WTO) director general Francesco Frangialli told an...
  • Bird Flu Triggers High And Sustained Virus Buildup, Cause Of Severe Disease

    09/10/2006 4:09:38 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 706+ views
    CBC ^ | 9-10-2006 | Helen Branswell
    Bird flu triggers high and sustained virus buildup, cause of severe disease 15:13:05 EDT Sep 10, 2006 Canadian Press: HELEN BRANSWELL (CP) - The severe disease that H5N1 avian flu provokes in people appears to be caused by the virus's ability to replicate at unusually high levels for a prolonged period - an overwhelming assault that triggers a massive and devastating immune system response, a new scientific paper suggests. Interrupting that process before it reaches the tipping point is critical, say the authors of the article, who based their observations on detailed study of 18 H5N1 patients in Vietnam. But...
  • Hot Dogs May Cause Genetic Mutations

    08/14/2006 3:32:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 462+ views on yahoo ^ | 8/14/06 | Charlie Q. Choi
    Everyone knows hot dogs aren't exactly healthy for you, but in a new study chemists find they may contain DNA-mutating compounds that might boost one's risk for cancer. Scientists note there is an up to 240-fold variation in levels of these chemicals across different brands. "One could try and find out what the difference in manufacturing techniques are between the brands, and if it's decided these things are a hazard, one could change the manufacturing methods," researcher Sidney Mirvish, a chemist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, told LiveScience. Mirvish and his colleagues examined hot dogs because...
  • Proposed Doctrine for the Network. Can it be improved? YES, very much so.

    07/17/2006 5:22:57 PM PDT · by torqemada · 8 replies · 278+ views
    private e-mail | Rev. Dr. Peter Toon MA., D.Phil (Oxford)
    Proposed Doctrine for the Network. Can it be improved? YES, very much so. The Common Cause Partners of the Anglican Communion Network are being asked to adopt the doctrinal statement printed below at its meeting at the beginning of August 2006. “Proposed Theological Statement of the Common Cause Partners We, the representatives of the Common Cause Partners, do declare we believe the following affirmations and commentary to contain the chief elements of Anglican Reformed Catholicism, and to be essential for membership. 1) We receive the Canonical Books of the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Scripture as the inspired...
  • Democrats rip GOP on Social Security plan (privatizing could cause huge debt for decades)

    07/08/2006 1:34:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies · 825+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/08/06 | MIKE WILSON
    Democrats rip GOP on Social Security planBy MIKE WILSON, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 21 minutes ago DES MOINES, Iowa - The Republican plan to privatize Social Security could cause huge debt for decades, a Democratic candidate seeking a House seat in Iowa, a state with a high concentration of elderly residents, said Saturday. "If the Republican plan is allowed to pass, future generations both here and across the country will be saddled with decades of debt and no guaranteed retirement security," Bruce Braley said in the Democrats' weekly radio address. Braley, 48, a lawyer from Waterloo, faces Republican Mike...
  • Airmen pitch in for worthy cause in Iraq

    06/05/2006 4:50:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 232+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Bryan Bouchard
    6/5/2006 - RADWINYA PALACE COMPLEX, Iraq (AFPN) -- Many Airmen deploy to foreign countries for months, never seeing the people whose lives they affect. They are either hundreds of miles from the conflict or are within the safety of their military compound for their entire tours. But for Airmen at Sather Air Base at Baghdad International Airport, they can finally link local faces to the operation in which they serve. Since September, Airmen from Sather AB have been spending a few days a week visiting the Army’s Civil Military Operations Center, or CMOC. They have touched the lives of thousands...
  • Cagey Arnold Warms To Anti-Warming Cause

    04/04/2006 9:51:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 415+ views
    New West Notes ^ | 4/4/06 | Bill Bradley
    Does Arnold Schwarzenegger want to be a 1970s Democrat? It’s starting to look like the the governor is trying to channel what was cool when he was in his bodybuilding heyday in ‘70s era Santa Monica. First the surprise trip to United Farm Workers headquarters last Friday to commemorate Cesar Chavez Day. Then yesterday’s press release reminder that Rolling Stone magazine dubbed him one of 25 environmental "Warriors and Heroes." Can an Eagles fundraising concert be far behind? This as his office hurriedly released the administration’s long-in-the-making Climate Action Report and announced an April 11th Climate Action Summit in San...
  • Melting Ice Threatens Sea-Level Rise (Barfing may cause global warming...)

    03/23/2006 2:34:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 93 replies · 1,697+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/23/06 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    Melting Ice Threatens Sea-Level Rise By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, Associated Press Writer 19 minutes ago WASHINGTON - The Earth is already shaking beneath melting ice as rising temperatures threaten to shrink polar glaciers and raise sea levels around the world. By the end of this century, Arctic readings could rise to levels not seen in 130,000 years — when the oceans were several feet higher than now, according to new research appearing in Friday's issue of the journal Science. Even now, giant glaciers lubricated by melting water have begun causing earthquakes in Greenland as they lurch toward the ocean, other...
  • U.S., India Partners in Cause of Liberty, Bush Says

    03/03/2006 4:34:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 294+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, March 3, 2006 – With support from the United States and India, the universal value of freedom has the power to change the world for the better, President Bush said in New Delhi today. "The United States and India, separated by half the globe, are closer than ever before, and the partnership between our free nations has the power to transform the world," Bush said on the second day of his two-day stay in India. "India in the 21st century is a natural partner of the United States, because we are brothers in the cause of human liberty." Bush...
  • Feminist's writings on Islam cause a stir

    02/09/2006 4:56:00 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 1,010+ views
    Lansing State Journal ^ | 2/9/06 | Nara Schoenberg
    In her new book, "The Death of Feminism" (Palgrave Macmillan, $24.95), feminist pioneer Phyllis Chesler describes her disastrous 1961 marriage to her college boyfriend, a Muslim from Afghanistan. When they returned to his homeland, she says, she was segregated from men, given inedible food and placed under virtual house arrest. By the time her father-in-law allowed her to return to the U.S., she was pregnant, had hepatitis and weighed 90 pounds. It's a dramatic story, and one that figures prominently in the rest of the book, an extensive but mostly anecdotal argument that Islam, as it is currently practiced, harshly...
  • CA: Abuse of power - Use of state funds for Reiner cause is wrong (Meathead Alert!)

    12/31/2005 10:21:21 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,016+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/31/05 | Editorial
    In 1998, when Rob Reiner led the fight for an initiative that would add a 50-cent-per-pack tax on cigarettes to pay for child development programs, a common media theme was that the actor-director might be naive, but, boy, wasn't his idealism refreshing? Imagine, a wealthy Hollywood type putting up his own time and money because he was so worried about nurturing children. But five years after the passage of the California Children and Families First Initiative, Reiner and his allies have abandoned any claim to the moral high ground. Their role in the misuse of taxpayer dollars for what is...
  • 'Safe' Painkiller Is Leading Cause Of Liver Failure

    12/08/2005 3:07:50 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 2,620+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12--8-2005 | Alison Motluk
    'Safe' painkiller is leading cause of liver failure 08 December 2005 news service Alison Motluk A POPULAR over-the-counter painkiller is now the leading cause of acute liver failure in the US - and almost half of those cases are accidental overdoses. Paracetamol (or acetaminophen as it is known in the US) is used by millions of Americans each year, and is commonly thought to be safe. Until 1980, paracetamol was not even listed as a cause of acute liver failure. But between 1998 and 2003, the proportion of cases of liver failure caused by the drug nearly doubled. William...
  • Ingredient in cosmetics, toys a safety concern

    10/06/2005 11:42:49 AM PDT · by Seth Monroe · 38 replies · 1,527+ views
    The Wallstreet Journal ^ | Oct. 4, 2005 | Peter Waldman
    In the 12th week of a human pregnancy, the momentous event of gender formation begins, as X and Y chromosomes trigger biochemical reactions that shape male or female organs. Estrogens carry the process forward in girls, while in boys, male hormones called androgens do. Now scientists have indications the process may be influenced from beyond the womb, raising a fresh debate over industrial chemicals and safety. In rodent experiments, common chemicals called phthalates, used in a wide variety of products from toys to cosmetics to pills, can block the action of fetal androgens. The result is what scientists call demasculinized...
  • Jellyfish Cause Reactor Shutdown in Sweden

    08/29/2005 8:43:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 503+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | 8/29/05 | AP
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden - A Swedish nuclear power plant shut down one of its three reactors Monday because of an abnormal accumulation of jellyfish in the cooling system. The Oskarshamn plant in southeastern Sweden uses water from the Baltic Sea in its cooling tanks. The water has been unusually rich in jellyfish in recent weeks, but the problem grew worse Monday morning, forcing officials to shut down the reactor. "When there are too many jellyfish in the cooling water, the flow is hindered and we have to clean it to keep the reactor going at full effect," plant spokesman Erik Mattsen...
  • Biowarfare : Another "Sverdlosk Incident" in Russia ?

    08/25/2005 9:28:24 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 22 replies · 2,762+ views
    The Morning Paper-Special Edition | 08/25/05 | vanity
    Biowarfare : Another “Sverdlosk Incident” in Russia ? I’ve been looking at two recent (and ongoing) outbreaks of Tularemia in Russia: (Source: ProMed : Archives # 20050824.2503; # 20050822.2467; # 20050718.2066 ) 1. 96 people –66 from Dzerzhinsk region; 30 from Nizhniy Novogorod. 2. 56 people – all from the Ryazan area , which borders on Nizhniy Novogorod and Vladimir. What makes it notable is that Tularemia is a fairly rare disease: the Ryazan area had only 4 known cases in 2004. (No historic stats were furnished on the Nizhniy Novgoros area or Dzerzhinsk , but the number of cases...
  • It's time to eliminate causes of terror (Kinda Joke?)

    07/16/2005 11:14:46 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 18 replies · 624+ views ^ | Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi
    The bloody attack on July 7 in London was a warning to the world to wake up against the evil of terrorism in all its forms. We have been hearing the cries of innocent victims of terrorism in so many countries, New York City, Karachi, Madrid, Beirut, Bosnia, Jakarta, Israel, Palestine and now London. Iraq is suffering from the sickness of suicide bombings every day. In 150 major terrorist attacks in the last 3 months, 2,400 Iraqis died and thousands more were wounded or handicapped. Mainstream Muslims helplessly find themselves as the main victims of terrorism. We still grieve the...
  • Mark Furhman Investigates Terri Schiavo's Death - (many facts still unrevealed about Schiavo)

    06/13/2005 6:23:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 78 replies · 4,236+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JUNE 13, 2005 | NewsMax Staff
    We all watched Terri Schiavo die. Now former LAPD homicide detective and New York Times bestselling author Mark Furhman investigates to find out what really happened. Later this month, Furhman's newest book, Silent Witness: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo's Death, will be released. It will prove the controversy over Terry Schiavo's death is far from over. And it's not over yet. Despite her death, the controversy lingers. In Silent Witness, Mark Fuhrman applies his highly respected investigative skills to examine the medical evidence, legal case files, and police records. [NewsMax will have among the first copies.] With the complete...
  • The Genocidal Phantoms of the Oprah - (daytime TV talk show queen favors Palestinian cause)

    06/10/2005 2:46:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 1,289+ views
    You know things are really getting out of hand when TV hostess Oprah Winfrey decides to go jihad. Yes, Oprah, the waddling guru of the bored middle-class at-home housewives, has repeatedly taken time off from teaching her followers about closet organization and thigh reduction, in order to promote the Palestinian cause. She has run one-sided articles about the Middle East conflict on her show and and in her O Magazine. Whenever the subject of terrorism is broached on her show, Oprah studiously avoids allowing anyone to link it to Palestinians or the Hizbollah. She interviewed mothers of suicide bombers who...
  • Let not Terri's Starvation Be in Vain!

    03/25/2005 3:19:35 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 306+ views
    As an innocent life slips away, due to methods used by those of Nazi Germany, the spinning heads of the media circus continue to flap their lips over the case of Terri Schiavo and nothing within this mess makes any sense. Parents who love their children today here in the United States have had all their rights stripped from them by a system that has gone mad. What has happened America to our rights as citizens? What has happened to our freedoms? Where will this case take us America? Where will we end up? Will we end up lying in...
  • Schwarzenegger and Common Cause: Strange bedfellows?

    02/20/2005 11:54:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 350+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/20/05 | Erica Werner - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - When California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger nabbed an endorsement from Common Cause for his plan to redraw political district lines, some Democrats and open-government activists were dismayed. How could the respected good government group sign on with a governor who's been criticized for his supercharged fund-raising? Why was Common Cause embracing a plan that's picked up little or no backing from other nonprofit groups? "Common Cause is star-struck and so they're lending the governor their brand," said Jamie Court, president of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, a Santa Monica-based consumer group that's among Schwarzenegger's chief critics....
  • Do cows and tennis balls boost global warming? (Any and ALL gasses cause trouble alert!)

    02/20/2005 9:45:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies · 1,669+ views
    The Standard ^ | 2/21/05
    Do cows and tennis balls boost global warming? February 21, 2005 Cows and sheep grazing in fields, joggers' shoes or even refrigerators could all be targeted under a new United Nations pact meant to rein in global warming. The Kyoto protocol, which came into force last week, is an attempt to put the brakes on a build-up of heat-trapping gases that many scientists fear will trigger more heat waves, droughts and floods and could raise global sea levels by almost a meter by 2100. And tennis balls may be an infinitesimal part of the problem. Kyoto focuses on cutting carbon...
  • Group Takes Its Cause, And Guns, to Va. Capitol

    01/20/2005 4:02:28 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 881+ views
    washington ^ | January 18, 2005 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    RICHMOND, Jan. 17 -- The metal detector just inside the doors of Virginia's General Assembly Building let out a shriek Monday as Stafford resident Bruce Jackson strode through. That was not at all surprising, since Jackson was wearing a loaded .45-caliber handgun under his blazer. On the other side of the gate, a uniformed Capitol Police officer examined his driver's license, then his concealed handgun permit, had a quick word and waved him along. The routine took only a few moments, but for Jackson and other members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, it required one step too many.

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Japanese emperor's comments cause stir

    10/29/2004 7:55:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1,823+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/29/04 | Kenji Hall - AP
    TOKYO (AP) - Japanese officials rushed on Friday to dismiss suggestions that the emperor overstepped his authority and meddled in government affairs by voicing his opposition to Tokyo schools' policy of compulsory patriotism. Wading into the controversy over patriotism in schools, Emperor Akihito on Thursday said he hoped nobody was being forced to face the flag and sing the national anthem - both potent symbols of Japan's brutal 20th century invasion of Asia. The comments caused a stir in Japan because the post-World War II constitution strictly limits the emperor to acting as a figurehead and bars him from policy-making....
  • McGreevey TV Ads Cause Stir

    08/18/2004 5:08:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,047+ views
    KYW TV ^ | 8/18/04
    McGreevey TV Ads Cause Stir Aug 18, 2004 4:34 pm US/Eastern PHILADELPHIA (KYW) New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey has been keeping a low public profile but he is still all over the airwaves and not just in news reports. The governor is in several television ads for everything from the motor vehicle commission to the do-not-call list. But as CBS 3’s Karen Scullin reports, there is one advertisement that many people may be familiar although with the recent turn of events, that ad has been pulled. In the ad, Governor McGreevey may be telling people the state's motor vehicle department...
  • Flee! The Democrats are coming to Boston (convention to cause traffic snarls; locals aim to leave)

    07/11/2004 6:29:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 607+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/11/04 | Anna Badkhen
    Flee! The Democrats are coming to Boston Massachusetts braces for convention to cause traffic snarls; locals aim to leave Anna Badkhen, Chronicle Staff Writer Sunday, July 11, 2004 Medford, Mass. -- When the Democratic National Convention kicks off in Boston in two weeks, Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn would like to be there, mingling among some 35,000 fellow Democrats, and celebrating the presidential nomination of a Massachusetts favorite son. Instead, McGlynn said, he will be manning a red, white and blue roadblock on an interstate off-ramp in Medford, seven miles north of Boston's convention center. "Don't get me wrong," said Glynn,...
  • School Bus Drivers Say They'll Picket Boston Convention - Could Cause Dilemma For Kerry

    07/07/2004 7:39:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 771+ views
    Bus Drivers Say They'll Picket Convention Picket Lines Could Cause Dilemma For Kerry POSTED: 9:50 am EDT July 7, 2004 UPDATED: 9:53 am EDT July 7, 2004 BOSTON -- More potential labor problems for the Democratic National Convention. The union representing about 1,200 Boston school bus drivers told the Boston Globe that some of its members plan to picket outside the FleetCenter during the convention. Unlike the unions representing police and firefighters, the school bus drivers are not technically considered city employees, since they work for a private contractor that provides school bus service for Boston. The drivers have been...
  • The Power of 'Acting As If'

    05/14/2004 8:19:48 AM PDT · by TBP · 1 replies · 242+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | Ron Rubin and Stuart Avery Gold
    Act as if you will. Act as if you are serious about attaining your dream. Walk, talk, and act enthusiastically, creating a single-minded attitude of success toward the results you desire. One of America's pioneering psychologists, William James, said that the greatest discovery is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind. What he advocated was that if you act as if you are what you want to be, then you will become that. This "act as if" principle is a powerful method of converting your consciousness from conditioned habits into specific positive behaviors that...
  • Jews who fled Arab lands now press their cause

    03/28/2004 10:00:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 363+ views ^ | March 28, 2004 | Jack Epstein
    <p>Regina Bublil Waldman, a Libya-born Jew, still recalls the minute details of the day 37 years ago when her homeland turned against her.</p> <p>The ordeal began in June of 1967, after the then-19-year-old translator for a British engineering firm in Tripoli received a phone call at work from her frantic mother.</p>
  • In Their Iraqi Mountain Hideaways Turkey's Most Wanted Men Stay Loyal To Their Cause

    10/08/2003 6:54:43 PM PDT · by blam · 123+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 10-8-2003 | Michael Howard
    In their Iraqi mountain hideaway Turkey's most wanted men stay loyal to the cause Michael Howard visits the Kurds' high altitude refuge as they become a thorn in the side of the Americans Wednesday October 8, 2003 The Guardian (UK) The route up to Osman Ocalan's headquarters, nestled in the rugged cliffs of the Qandilmountain high on the Iraq-Iran border, is treacherous yet surprisingly busy. Mule trains bearing the party faithful weave their way up precipitous paths, through dwarf oak and wal-nut trees, sheets of corrugated iron lashed across their backs like metal wings. "We are preparing for winter, not...
  • Was Blackout A Diversion Allowing al Qaeda Cells Entry Into The U.S. In Preparation For Attacks?

    09/20/2003 10:42:07 AM PDT · by ranair34 · 44 replies · 455+ views
    <p>According to the Northeast Intelligence Network, after reviewing hundreds of jihad posts, it would appear that al Qaeda is behind the blackouts worldwide, either via the internet or physical sabotage of strategic power substation locations. This is the preamble for bigger events to come worldwide. Posts from hidden, members only Jihad message boards include schematic drawings of and detailed explanations of the transportation infrastructure within the United States, which are obviously behind the threats we have been seeing within the last few months pertaining to the subway systems. Additionally, the major power outages are a means to have attention distracted for other terrorist events to start building, for instance, known terrorists and al Qaeda operatives crossing into the US during the East Coast power outage.</p>
  • "Unusual" Conditions uncovered in blackout inquiry

    08/22/2003 8:10:51 PM PDT · by DittoJed2 · 33 replies · 280+ views
    <p>Investigators uncovered fresh mysteries Monday about the way the electricity transmission grid operated in the eastern half of the United States last Thursday in the hours before the nation's largest power blackout occurred.</p> <p>Meanwhile, businesses forced to shut down by the blackout returned to near normalcy Monday. Automakers began turning out cars again and Wall Street trading resumed on time. New York City officials estimated that businesses in the city lost about $1 billion in the blackout. Tallying the economic impact in Ohio and Michigan will take longer because power was slower to return in those areas.</p>
  • Blackout--What Caused It?

    08/21/2003 7:17:54 PM PDT · by sauron · 63 replies · 287+ views
    Has anyone heard what caused the blackout? Every news source is now quiet on the issue.