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  • Paris Protocol Amounts to Massive Transfer of the Wealth of Nations (Climate Change Fraud)

    10/31/2015 7:30:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 27, 2015 | 5:23 PM EDT | Nicolas Loris and Katie Tubb
    Delegates from around the world will meet in Paris in December to negotiate an international climate treaty with the goal of reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. Some countries will push a “green” agenda to increase use of energy resources such as wind and solar, and decrease the use of more affordable, reliable, and efficient energy from coal, oil, and natural gas. But there’s another clear agenda for most of the developing countries attending the Paris Protocol. And it involves a different kind of green. Climate negotiations leading up to the Paris conference called for a Green Climate...
  • First black female GOP representative Mia Love returning Holt donations

    06/22/2015 1:39:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2015 | Tom LoBianco and Sara Murray
    Washington (CNN)—The first black Republican woman elected to Congress is returning $1,000 in donations from Earl Holt, the alleged white supremacist whose writings have reportedly inspired Charleston shooter Dylann Roof. A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Mia Love said Monday that she would be returning the three donations Holt made to her campaign immediately, after being contacted by CNN. Love made history last November when Utah residents selected her as the first black Republican woman to serve in Congress. Holt, who is president Council of Conservative Citizens, donated thousands of dollars to Republican candidates Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Rick Santorum...
  • White supremacist donated to GOP presidential candidates

    06/21/2015 11:43:15 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies ^ | June 22, 2015 | Associated Press
    The leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof made $65,000 in donations to Republicans, including several to Republican presidential candidates, The Guardian newspaper reported Sunday night. The paper reported that one of the candidates, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, will return the $8,500 he received from Earl Holt, leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens. An online manifesto purportedly written by Roof, the suspect in last week's murder of nine blacks at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, said he learned about "brutal black on white murders" from the Council of Conservative Citizens...
  • TONIGHT! AMERICA IN CRISIS – Public Q&A with Panel of Experts

    05/26/2015 7:31:34 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    Trevor Loudon's New Zeal Blog ^ | May 26, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    SPECIAL GUEST HOST EPISODE of Uncommon Knowledge! Guests from the Coalition of Concerned Citizens will discuss and address questions on many of the most burning political and national security topics of the day, including: â– The ClintonsÂ’ long history with the international terrorist group The Muslim Brotherhood. â– Our broken immigration system, both legal and illegal, and some basic steps that can be taken to fix it. â– The federal takeover of local and state police. â– Continuing crisis of American inner cities and the ObamaÂ’s fanning of racial flames. The panel of experts will be there to take your calls on these topics...
  • Conservative Writer Dinesh D'Souza Is Spared Prison Time For Campaign Finance Conviction

    09/23/2014 10:32:30 AM PDT · by drpix · 130 replies ^ | 9/23/14 | staff
    Conservative writer/filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza was spared prison time today when a federal judge sentenced him to five years probation for violating campaign finance laws....
  • Public School’s Sneaky Little Way To Get Parents To Sign Away Their Child’s Privacy

    07/01/2013 10:37:32 AM PDT · by Sopater · 15 replies
    Off the Grid News ^ | July 1, 2013 | D.M. Graham
    For many Americans, privacy has become a hot topic of discussion. As story after story rolls out about the NSA, CIA, FBI, DHS, and any other overreaching government organization abusing its power, Americans find themselves asking the hard questions and not liking the answers that fly back and smack them in the face. The Fourth Amendment reads as follows: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing...

    03/22/2013 2:50:03 PM PDT · by South40 · 52 replies ^ | 3/21/2013 | Jason Howerton
    A Texas mom is furious after discovering that her son’s school is teaching students that the United States is partly to blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people. Kara Sands, of Corpus Christi, Texas, took to her Facebook and posted photos of the test administered by Flour Bluff Intermediate School. The test reportedly covered content in a video fifth-grade students watched in class. Of all the questions about the 9/11 attacks, Sands was most disturbed by question three:
  • Flour Bluff Parent Upset Over Lesson on Terrorism & Government (CSCOPE Social Studies Curriculum)

    03/21/2013 9:04:13 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 32 replies (CBS Affiliate, Corpus Christi, Texas) ^ | Mar 20, 2013 6:50 PM (CDT) | Janine Reyes
    CORPUS CHRISTI -- Many parents check their children's school work to make sure they're getting good grades, but how often to you check the content of those lessons? One mother of a child in Flour Bluff ISD says when she did, she was shocked that lesson taught her son to blame the United States for the 9/11 attacks. Kara Sands posted the test on her facebook page and it began to spread like wildfire. The test covers content watched on a video in class. What bothered her most is question #3 on the test. It asks why the U.S. may...
  • Flour Bluff (TX) Parent Upset Over Lesson on Terrorism & Government (CSCOPE Curriculum)

    03/21/2013 12:02:57 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 54 replies
    CORPUS CHRISTI -- Many parents check their children's school work to make sure they're getting good grades, but how often to you check the content of those lessons? One mother of a child in Flour Bluff ISD says when she did, she was shocked that lesson taught her son to blame the United States for the 9/11 attacks. Kara Sands posted the test on her facebook page and it began to spread like wildfire. The test covers content watched on a video in class. What bothered her most is question #3 on the test. It asks why the U.S. may...
  • The Soros Summit -FB exclusive:Inside the secret Miami meeting-George Soros’s liberal conspiracy

    05/15/2012 8:58:40 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5-15-12 | Andrew Stiles
    Complete Title: The Soros Summit - Free Beacon exclusive: Inside the secret Miami meeting of George Soros’s liberal conspiracy ### A secretive network of left-wing billionaires and their political operatives descended on the luxurious Biltmore Hotel in Miami over the weekend to discuss strategy for the coming elections. The location of the conference had been kept a closely guarded secret by the members and guests of Democracy Alliance (DA), a collection of ultra-wealthy liberal donors formed in 2005, and is reported here in a Washington Free Beacon exclusive. Attendees roamed the grounds at the 150-acre tropical resort on their way...
  • Chaos Computer Club analyzes government malware

    11/04/2011 4:42:23 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 4 replies
    Chaos Computer Club ^ | 08 October 2011 | admin
    The largest European hacker club, "Chaos Computer Club" (CCC), has reverse engineered and analyzed a "lawful interception" malware program used by German police forces. It has been found in the wild and submitted to the CCC anonymously. The malware can not only siphon away intimate data but also offers a remote control or backdoor functionality for uploading and executing arbitrary other programs. Significant design and implementation flaws make all of the functionality available to anyone on the internet. Even before the German constitutional court ("Bundesverfassungsgericht") on February 27 2008 forbade the use of malware to manipulate German citizen's PCs, the German...
  • Feds to assume control of Bastrop Co. fire; TX volunteer firemen turned away

    09/06/2011 9:07:28 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 86 replies
    BASTROP — Firefighting-trained volunteers from around the state converged on Bastrop and Smithville Tuesday to lend a hand to the beleaguered local firefighters battling the Bastrop County Complex Fire — only to be sent away as federal officials arrived at the scene and took command, apparently because local officials never made a formal request for volunteers. “We were at the station getting set up into strike teams, and this guy came up and said that the U.S. Forest Service had ‘assumed control of the situation, and that ‘If you don’t have a vehicle that squirts water, go home,’” said Gordon...
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is Saturday!

    05/12/2010 7:21:39 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 40 replies · 585+ views ^ | May 12, 2010 | Suzzane Ulbrich
    Thick, chewy, soft, gooey – all of you chocolate chip cookie lovers out there be advised Saturday is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. But before you run off, now that you have an excuse to indulge, let’s pay homage to the creator, Ruth Graves Wakefield. Without her there would be no chocolate chip cookies. She and her husband bought the Toll House Inn in Massachusetts in 1930. The story goes that Ruth was known for her desserts, one of which was a Butter Drop Do cookie. This is where there are different versions of how the chocolate chip cookie came...
  • Continuous Chest Compression CPR - Mayo Clinic Presentation

    02/15/2010 9:00:58 AM PST · by MsLady · 15 replies · 871+ views
    Mayo's Clinic youtube ^ | June 17, 2008 | Mayo's Clinic
    I thought this was worth passing around. The only question I had was, I think they said no need to check for pulse. I have an issue with that one, what if they just passed out? Other than that this is good and everyone should see it. Link to Mayo's new CPR method
  • A Look at the Mass From a Biblical Perspective [Great Bible Website Verses are Linked to CCC et al]

    11/09/2009 8:57:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 67 replies · 1,066+ views
    Celledoor Bible ^ | 2009 | Frederick Manligas Nacino
    A Biblical Comparison of the Roman Missal deprecated Rev 4:2-4 ...And immediately I was in the spirit. And behold, a throne had been placed in heaven... And surrounding the throne were... smaller thrones. And upon the thrones... elders were sitting, clothed all around in white vestments... And there were ... burning lamps before the throne.. INTRODUCTORY RITES The EntranceRev 4:10 "You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you have created all things, and they became and were craeted because of your will." Greeting of the Altar and of the People Gathered...
  • A Documentary Critical of the California Coastal Commission Under Attack

    06/18/2009 7:06:02 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 11 replies · 711+ views
    A Documentary Critical of the California Coastal Commission Under Attack June 17, 2009 - A filmmaker who is producing Sins of Commission, a movie critical of the California Coastal Commission’s infringement on private property rights, was served a subpoena by the commission to acquire raw footage of the film before its final release! Claiming that this intimidation is an attack on his 1st Amendment Rights, the filmmaker is going public. This legal tactic comes as no surprise to property owners who have dealt with a commission who has denied them the ability to make even the most modest improvements to...
  • Ann Coulter and the Council of Conservative Citizens

    02/15/2009 4:39:56 PM PST · by EveningStar · 111 replies · 5,447+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | February 15, 2009 | Charles Johnson
    In her new book, does Ann Coulter actually defend a white supremacist hate group, claiming they’ve been unfairly branded as “racist?” Unfortunately, she really does. I’m not taking the Southern Poverty Law Center’s word for it, either; I have the book and I’ve confirmed that everything they say in this article is accurate.
  • Hypocrisy in Action: Hatewatch Calls Ann Coulter a Racist

    02/15/2009 9:34:16 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 11 replies · 694+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 15 Feb 09 | EC
    Ann Coulter, the woman who calls 'em like she sees 'em, has liberals so angry that they're finally resorting to the lowest common denominator of liberal ad hominem attacks to defame her - they are calling her a racist.
  • There's gold in green: profiting from climate change

    12/08/2008 1:50:55 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 6 replies · 494+ views
    The Register ^ | 3rd December 2008 | Ben Pile
    The double standards of our eco accountants Imagine an unpopular, impotent, and fragile UK Government, trying to make political capital out of a looming crisis. To avoid being embarrassed by criticism of its shallow policies, it appoints an independent panel of experts, to which it defers controversial decisions. Now imagine that the panel proposes measures from which its members and their associates will directly benefit. It couldn't happen here, you may think. Scandal and resignations would surely follow. Who could possibly allow vested interests to profit from the legislation they are instrumental in creating? This week, an independent panel of...
  • CCC workers celebrate contributions 75 years later

    08/18/2008 9:06:24 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 18 replies · 81+ views
    AP ^ | 2008.08.18 | Susan Haigh
    This year marks the 75th anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Emergency Conservation Act, which created the CCC [Civilian Conservation Corps] and changed the lives of up to 4 million young men while reinvigorating a struggling nation. Events are being held across the country to pay tribute to the CCC's work from 1933 to 1942. [ ... ] Most the CCC boys, as they're still called, were 18 to 25 years old when they enlisted. To be eligible for the program, they had to be identified by the U.S. Labor Department as being on the "relief rolls," unemployed, physically...
  • CCC Paragraphs 279-354: God the Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth

    08/17/2008 4:16:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 68+ views
    PART ONETHE PROFESSION OF FAITH SECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH CHAPTER ONEI BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER ARTICLE I "I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY, CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH" Paragraph 4. The Creator 279 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."116 Holy Scripture begins with these solemn words. The profession of faith takes them up when it confesses that God the Father almighty is "Creator of heaven and earth" (Apostles' Creed), "of all that is, seen and unseen" (Nicene Creed). We shall speak first of the Creator, then of creation and finally...
  • CCC Paragraph 279 - 354: The Creator of Heaven and Earth

    08/09/2008 4:24:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 196+ views
    PART ONETHE PROFESSION OF FAITH SECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH CHAPTER ONEI BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER ARTICLE I "I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY, CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH" Paragraph 4. The Creator 279 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."116 Holy Scripture begins with these solemn words. The profession of faith takes them up when it confesses that God the Father almighty is "Creator of heaven and earth" (Apostles' Creed), "of all that is, seen and unseen" (Nicene Creed). We shall speak first of the Creator, then of creation and finally...
  • CCC Paragraphs 232-278: I believe in God the Father Alimighty

    08/03/2008 7:24:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies · 536+ views
    PART ONETHE PROFESSION OF FAITH SECTION TWOTHE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH CHAPTER ONE I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHERARTICLE I "I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY, CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH" Paragraph 2. The FatherI. "IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT" 232 Christians are baptized "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit"53 Before receiving the sacrament, they respond to a three-part question when asked to confess the Father, the Son and the Spirit: "I do." "The faith of all Christians rests...
  • [ECUMENICAL]CCC Paragraphs 142-184 (Man's Response to God)

    07/19/2008 7:24:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies · 465+ views
    PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITH SECTION ONE"I BELIEVE" - "WE BELIEVE" CHAPTER THREEMAN'S RESPONSE TO GOD 142 By his Revelation, "the invisible God, from the fullness of his love, addresses men as his friends, and moves among them, in order to invite and receive them into his own company."1 The adequate response to this invitation is faith. 143 By faith, man completely submits his intellect and his will to God.2With his whole being man gives his assent to God the revealer. Sacred Scripture calls this human response to God, the author of revelation, "the obedience of faith".3 ARTICLE...
  • [Ecumenic] CCC, paragraphs 101-141

    07/12/2008 8:31:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 716+ views
    ARTICLE 3 SACRED SCRIPTUREI. CHRIST - THE UNIQUE WORD OF SACRED SCRIPTURE 101 In order to reveal himself to men, in the condescension of his goodness God speaks to them in human words: "Indeed the words of God, expressed in the words of men, are in every way like human language, just as the Word of the eternal Father, when he took on himself the flesh of human weakness, became like men."63 102 Through all the words of Sacred Scripture, God speaks only one single Word, his one Utterance in whom he expresses himself completely:64 You recall that one...
  • [ECUMENIC] Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraphs 50-73

    06/28/2008 6:30:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies · 801+ views
    CHAPTER TWOGOD COMES TO MEET MAN50 By natural reason man can know God with certainty, on the basis of his works. But there is another order of knowledge, which man cannot possibly arrive at by his own powers: the order of divine Revelation.1 Through an utterly free decision, God has revealed himself and given himself to man. This he does by revealing the mystery, his plan of loving goodness, formed from all eternity in Christ, for the benefit of all men. God has fully revealed this plan by sending us his beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy...
  • [Ecumenical] CCC Paragraphs 26-49 (The Desire for God)

    06/20/2008 7:13:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 453+ views
    Vatican ^ | 1997
    PART ONETHE PROFESSION OF FAITHSECTION ONE "I BELIEVE" - "WE BELIEVE"26 We begin our profession of faith by saying: "I believe" or "We believe". Before expounding the Church's faith, as confessed in the Creed, celebrated in the liturgy and lived in observance of God's commandments and in prayer, we must first ask what "to believe" means. Faith is man's response to God, who reveals himself and gives himself to man, at the same time bringing man a superabundant light as he searches for the ultimate meaning of his life. Thus we shall consider first that search (Chapter One), then the...
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church: Prologue

    06/14/2008 1:01:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 99 replies · 1,250+ views
    Vatican ^ | 1997
    PROLOGUE "FATHER, . . . this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent."1 "God our Savior desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."2 "There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved"3 - than the name of JESUS. I. THE LIFE OF MAN - TO KNOW AND LOVE GOD1 God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life....
  • Analysis of Photographs, The Ivory Pomegranate Inscription

    09/11/2007 7:46:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 363+ views
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | May 2007 | Hershel Shanks
    The microscopic image was projected onto a screen as all watched in darkness. It appeared that Lemaire was right. The letter extended into the break. Demsky and Ahituv admitted that the committee report was "mistaken" in concluding that the letter stopped artificially short of the break... But, alas, this letter is adjacent to one of the modern breaks, not the ancient break. Had the letter stopped short of the break, as originally argued by Ahituv, Demsky and Goren, this would have been clear evidence of a forgery. But because the applicable break was a modern break, the fact that the...
  • Happy Birthday CounterCounterCulture!!!

    04/25/2002 12:30:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 108 replies · 1,530+ views
  • Jews ponder Moses [ Encyclopaedia Judaica ]

    12/16/2006 4:25:13 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies · 825+ views
    North County Times ^ | Thursday, December 14, 2006 | Richard Ostling
    Rabbi S. David Sperling, isn't certain that Moses even existed or, if he did, whether the Bible provides much reliable information about him. Sperling contends that if traditional accounts of the origins of Judaism had not recorded a founder, "analogy would have required postulating him; and that is probably what happened" when ancients wrote the Bible... The introduction to Moses' life from another writer says "we cannot really reconstruct a biography of Moses. We cannot even be sure that Moses was a historical character." ...Conservative Judaism's official Torah commentary (2001) states that what should concern Jews is "not when, or...
  • Campus Crusade will be featured on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric Wednesday, November 1st

    11/01/2006 6:31:21 AM PST · by WKB · 55 replies · 1,110+ views
    11-1-6 | Email From CCC Memeber
    The CBS film crew just finished shooting at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The focus of the story is the increased spiritual interest of college students and their involvement with Christian groups. CBS shot the entire UW weekly meeting with fantastic footage of a classic Crusade gathering with students streaming in and hanging from the rafters. They also filmed an entire freshmen girls dorm Bible study. Two students were interviewed sharing how they left the party scene when their lives were changed by Jesus. Now they are leading Bible studies. The feature is tentatively scheduled to run on Wednesday,...
  • Jerry Brown to schmooze with GOP at Capitol (30th anniversary of California Conservation Corps)

    09/14/2006 11:25:07 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 2 replies · 211+ views
    Alameda Times-Star ^ | September 14, 2006 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO — The state's most enduring political enigma, Jerry Brown, gave California a gift as governor 30 years ago that keeps giving back — this time with Republicans as he is campaigning for Democratic attorney general. The departing mayor of Oakland and former presidential candidate will appear at the Capitol with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife, Maria Shriver, and GOP administration officials to celebrate Brown's creation of the California Conservation Corps and to promote emergency preparedness. Analysts noted two factors — the event is another indication of Democrats' coziness with Schwarzenegger before an election, and the irony of the CCC's success...
  • Beyond Macaca: The Photograph That Haunts George Allen (The Nation Continues Attack)

    08/30/2006 1:56:05 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 173 replies · 4,621+ views
    The Nation ^ | 8/29/2006 | Max Blumenthal
    Beyond Macaca: The Photograph That Haunts George Allenby MAX BLUMENTHAL Barnstorming around Virginia in the re-election campaign that Republican Senator George Allen hopes will provide the impetus for his 2008 run for the presidency, he has suddenly been forced on the defensive. Time and again, he has felt compelled to explain that his mocking of S.R. Sidarth, a young Indian-American staff member for his Democratic opponent, as "macaca," or monkey, was an unintentional gaffe. "It was a mistake. I made a mistake," he told a reporter from a local NBC affiliate at a campaign stop on Thursday. Hours later, he...
  • The Shadow Party: FrontPage Interviews Co-Author Richard Poe

    08/29/2006 3:12:51 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 189 replies · 4,379+ views ^ | August 29, 2006 | Jamie Glazov
    A new book by David Horowitz and Richard Poe has enraged the Left and alarmed many conservatives. It exposes the machinations of a radical clique working at the highest levels of government and finance to undermine American power. That book is The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party. It hit the New York Times bestseller list in its first week in print. Here to tell us about The Shadow Partyis co-author Richard Poe, our esteemed colleague at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, where he serves as director of research. Mr....
  • Ancient biblical waterworks found in Israel

    08/23/2006 2:29:21 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 35 replies · 1,300+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 23 Aug 2006 | Corinne Heller
    RAMAT RACHEL, Israel (Reuters) - Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed an ancient water system which was modified by the conquering Persians to turn the desert into a paradise. The network of reservoirs, drain pipes and underground tunnels served one of the grandest palaces in the biblical kingdom of Judea. Archaeologists first discovered the palace in 1954, a structure built on a six-acre (2.4 hectare) site where the communal Ramat Rachel farm now stands. Recent excavations unearthed nearly 70 square metres (750 square feet) of a unique water system. "They had found a huge palace ... even nicer than the palaces...
  • Origin Of The Celts - Caucasian, Not European

    08/20/2006 5:01:46 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies · 1,818+ views
    Origin of the Celts - Caucasian, not European The Celts are Circaesir from Circaesya, who lived on the Sea of Grass in what is now west Kazakhstan until late in the second millennium B.C. They were by their own definition a linguistic group, but now they are a culture. Contrary to popular belief, they had nothing to do with European inhabitants known to archaeologists as the 'Beaker folk' and 'Battle Axe people'. The 'Urnfield people' farther east were Circaesir, and obviously related to the Celts. Their descendants integrated with Celts in central Europe. Tradition suggests that the Celts left the...
  • Old Testament Dispute Continues

    08/05/2006 12:35:23 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 1,346+ views
    Decaur Daily ^ | Richard N Ostling
    Old Testament dispute continuesWas King David Judaism's King Arthur? By Richard N. Ostling AP Religion WriterAP Photo/Biblical Archaeology Review by Thomas E. Levy American archaeologist/educator Nelson Glueck's suggestions that a gate lay buried at the entrance to the Iron Age fortress of Khirbat en-Nahas were recently realized when archaeologists discovered a four-chamber gate (only two have been excavated). Radiocarbon dating fixed the date of its construction to the 10th century. Some scholars are busily debunking the Bible's account of the great King David, asking: Was he really all that great? Was he largely legendary, Judaism's version of Britain's legendary King...
  • Rejoice! The Compendium of the CCC is now online!

    07/22/2006 6:58:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 325+ views
    American Papist ^ | July 22, 2006 | Thomas
    Via Ignatius Insight: The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church is now online on the Vatican website (hat tip: Pontifications). It is an excellent resource....The Compendium is far less intimidating for many readers because, of course, it is much shorter than the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The question and answer format is perfect for teaching and leading groups. And it is a very attractive volume, with reproductions of sacred art, commentary on the theological meaning of those pieces of art, and reproductions of numerous prayers (in both English and Latin). In addition to the Compendium, there...
  • Update—Finds or Fakes?

    07/13/2006 6:16:34 AM PDT · by KyHammer · 11 replies · 480+ views
    Biblical Archaeology ^ | May 16 2006 | unknown
    Update—Finds or Fakes? Forgery Bombshell May 16, 2006 The ossuary inscribed "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" has recently been studied by Professor Wolfgang E. Krumbein, a world-renowned authority. He has reached startling conclusions that will change the debate over this highly controversial artifact. Printed below is a summary of Professor Krumbein's report; click the following links for the full text of the report and the accompanying photographs. As this is being written, Israeli antiquities collector Oded Golan is being tried in criminal court for forging the now-famous James ossuary inscription ("James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus"). A...
  • Wyoming May Soon Get Own Conservation Corps

    07/02/2006 5:54:11 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 756+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 07-02-06 | Frazer, Jennifer
    Wyoming may soon get own conservation corps By Jennifer Frazer Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - The Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s was famous for its use of the nation's youth to rejuvenate forests and public lands. Soon Wyoming may have a modern-day version of the corps, which would join corps in Utah, Montana and Colorado. The corps in all three of those states have worked in Wyoming in the past. The Wyoming Conservation Corps would provide youth 18-24 with an opportunity to learn skills and work with government agencies while improving Wyoming's public lands. The project...
  • Memory in Ruins [Biblical Archaeology]

    12/01/2003 3:53:28 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies · 723+ views
    Azure ^ | Winter, 2004 | David Hazony
    For nearly a century, biblical archaeology has been a pillar of the Jewish national revival. Its professional approach, combined with its often dramatic capacity to reconstruct the history of ancient Israel, has done much to convince the world that the Bible is not mere myth, but a document that reflects the truth concerning central periods in Israel's history. Today, however, biblical archaeology has reached a crossroads. Seeking to reconstruct the historical record from scratch, a new school of Bible scholars, historians, and archaeologists has argued that nearly every major story of the Hebrew Bible is little more than a fabrication....
  • Louisiana Bishop Quotes the Wrong Catechism on Homosexuality

    01/29/2006 5:01:10 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 559+ views
    LifeSite ^ | January 27, 2006 | Hilary White
    THIBODAUX, January 27, 2006 ( – The Bishop of a Louisiana diocese has misrepresented the Catholic teaching on homosexuality in a statement about one of his priests appearing in a local newspaper report. In early January, Rev. Jim Morrison, announced in a letter to his parishioners that he was a celibate homosexual, saying that he no longer felt comfortable keeping his secret while advising others to be open. Morrison is a long-serving priest and is currently pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on the Nicholls State University campus in Thibodaux. Bishop Sam G. Jacobs of Houma-Thibodaux in a statement...
  • Artifacts with links to Bible unearthed

    01/02/2006 11:14:24 AM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 1,580+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/2/06 | Jay Bushinsky
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli archaeologists, screening tons of rubble scooped out of this ancient city's sacred Temple Mount, have discovered hundreds of artifacts and coins, as well as jewelry, some with biblical links dating back more than three millennia. Most of the stones and earth originally were taken to an organic garbage dump in nearby Bethany, the New Testament town known in Arabic as Al-Azariya, and could not be retrieved. But a substantial portion was diverted to the Valley of Kidron, mentioned in the Old Testament and located just outside the Old City's massive walls. This ambitious archaeological project, known as...
  • The Hasmoneans Were Here - Maybe

    12/28/2005 7:55:37 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 576+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 12-28-2005 | Ran Shapira
    The ruins of the synagogue at Umm al-Umdan. (Alex Levac) The Hasmoneans were here - maybe By Ran Shapira In late 1995, not far from the city of Modi'in, whose construction had begun a short time earlier, several excavated burial caves were found. The find aroused tremendous excitement initially, mainly because on one of the ossuaries an engraved inscription was interpreted to read "Hasmonean." Had they found a burial plot belonging to the family of the Hasmoneans? When the discovery was announced, the archaeologist digging there, Shimon Riklin, explained that this was not the grave built by Simon the son...
  • Myth of the Lost Ark fuels pride of a nation on brink of war (Lost Ark in Axum?)

    12/29/2005 6:54:10 AM PST · by emiller · 133 replies · 3,316+ views
    News Telegraph, UK ^ | 12-29-05 | David Blair
    If Indiana Jones had done his homework, he would have found the Ark of the Covenant by raiding a church in the barren mountains of northern Ethiopia. Many Ethiopians believe that the Ark, containing the stone tablets inscribed with God's Ten Commandments, rests in the church of St Mary of Zion, at the town of Axum, and some western scholars have
  • Palestinians Attempt To Eradicate Israel’s Temple History (Temple? What Temple?)

    12/14/2005 1:58:00 PM PST · by emiller · 12 replies · 572+ views
    Oracle ^ | 12-13-05 | Hal Lindsey
    The Western Wall is the last remnant of both Solomon’s Temple, which was destroyed by the Babylonians in the 6th Century BC, and the Second Temple, which was destroyed by the Roman Tenth Legion under Titus in AD70. In the lowest part of what was actually a retaining wall for the Temple platform, huge stones with neat borders remain from Solomon’s days. Then on the top of these are smaller, less ornate stones that were installed at the time of the building of the Second Temple. The Western Wall is the only part of the Temple area that was left...
  • Temple Mount desecration continues

    11/11/2005 5:25:09 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 13 replies · 717+ views ^ | November 10th, 2005 | Ryan Jones
    Friday, November 11, 2005 16:19 IST JNW HEADLINE NEWS Temple Mount desecration continues By Ryan Jones November 10th, 2005 Nearly 14 centuries after first occupying Jerusalem's Temple Mount, the Muslims are trying to complete their conquest of Israel’s holiest site by erasing the last traces of Jewish connection to the two temples built for the name of the Almighty, archeologists warned this week. In a letter to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the Committee Against the Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount said new plans by Islamic authorities to “renovate” an ancient tower adjacent to the compound are part of...
  • Dig reveals first sign of Jewish life after Second Temple

    01/01/2006 7:39:12 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 311+ views
    Haaretz ^ | January 2 2006 | Amiram Barkat
    Situated on what was the main road to Nablus 2,000 years ago, and located three Roman miles (or four kilometers) from the city walls of those days - according to Roman records - the site featured spacious dwellings with facades of dressed stone and well-planned lanes between the houses. Signs of the wealth of the inhabitants are evident in the amphoras that were found, which contained wine imported from Italy and Greece. Cosmetic items were also discovered, along with glass rings. Two bathhouses were also unearthed, as well as a large public building whose purpose is still unknown. Scholars usually...
  • WSJ: Private FEMA - Wal-Mart and Home Depot to the rescue.

    09/08/2005 5:51:05 AM PDT · by OESY · 19 replies · 992+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 8, 2005 | Editorial
    ...The straightforward generosity of the corporate sector has been well reported. [D]onations had exceeded $200 million. Besides cash, companies have handed out free drugs, suspended finance payments on cars and mortgages and helped emergency personnel with equipment. As interesting, though, has been the application of corporate best practices-- from supply-chain management to logistics-- to a natural disaster. The private-sector planning began before Katrina hit. Home Depot's "war room" had transferred high-demand items -- generators, flashlights, batteries and lumber -- to distribution areas surrounding the strike area. Phone companies readied mobile cell towers and sent in generators and fuel. Insurers flew...