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  • The Politics of Personal Transformation

    11/24/2007 5:58:39 PM PST · by rob777 · 7 replies · 180+ views
    True North Radio Website ^ | October 23, 2007 | Self
    On Sunday the October 14th, the Times Argus published an article entitled "Scholar to bring 'Christian Left' message to Vt.", by Mel Huff. The article refers to Biblical scholar Marcus Borg, who teaches religion at Oregon State University. Professor Borg seems to be on a crusade. "We were trying to counter fundamentalist and very conservative Christianity by letting the public know there's another way of looking at this," In short, he is trying to promote the "Christian Left" as an anecdote to "counter the negative impressions of Christianity created by the Christian Right." What are those negative impressions? Borg says...
  • New Fear Leads Both Legal, Illegal Latinos To Leave Pr. William Co. (VA)

    10/22/2007 3:04:04 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 84 replies · 251+ views
    The Washington Compost ^ | 22 October 2007 | N.C. Eizenman (Washington Post)
    Supporters of the anti-illegal immigration measure adopted in Prince William County last week have argued that its most important purpose is to send a powerful signal to the county's mostly Latino illegal immigrants that they are no longer welcome. It appears the message has already been received: Terrified that new policies will lead to mass deportations, illegal immigrants and the many legal immigrant relatives and friends who live with them have been moving out of Prince William ever since July, when county supervisors first approved the plan's outline.
  • A Few Thoughts About Compassion @ ExileStreet

    10/01/2007 8:27:10 AM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 46+ views
    ExileStreet ^ | 10/2/07 | Burt Prelutsky
    Most people would include compassion on the short list of human virtues. At one point, I would have been one of those people. But, no longer is that the case. Like so many other things, it has taken on a far different meaning in recent times. In the past, compassion was extended to the elderly, the abused, the innocent and the infirm. But during the last few decades, it has become an entitlement demanded by members of various voting blocs. In short order, it has been transformed into political currency doled out by political hacks trolling for votes. [more @...
  • A Few Thoughts About Compassion (Burt Prelutsky On Liberal Compassion Alert)

    09/09/2007 9:31:29 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 262+ views ^ | 09/10/2007 | Burt Prelutsky
    Most people would include compassion on the short list of human virtues. At one point, I would have been one of those people. But, no longer is that the case. Like so many other things, it has taken on a far different meaning in recent times. In the past, compassion was extended to the elderly, the abused, the innocent and the infirm. But during the last few decades, it has become an entitlement demanded by members of various voting blocs. In short order, it has been transformed into political currency doled out by political hacks trolling for votes. But as...
  • Border Agent Stabbed

    09/05/2007 5:46:13 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 23 replies · 707+ views
    Signs on San Diego ^ | September 5, 2007
    EAST COUNTY: A woman in a car carrying 186 pounds of marijuana stabbed a Border Patrol agent in the leg while trying to get away yesterday, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official said. The agent disarmed the woman and detained her until other agents arrived. He was taken to a hospital and later was reported in good condition, a border official said. The incident began about 11:50 a.m., when agents got a tip that people were loading something into the trunk of a Chevrolet Impala near Tierra del Sol, off state Route 94 in Campo. Agents tried to pull...
  • Man Charged with Fondling Girls in (VA) Store - Illegal Alien Alert

    09/04/2007 5:30:51 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies · 885+ views
    The Roanoke Times ^ | September 03, 2007 | Neil Harvey
    A man arrested by the Bedford County (VA) Sheriff's Office over the weekend has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery. About 5 p.m. Saturday, officers were called to the Goodwill store on U.S. 221 in Bedford County because a male customer in the store had reportedly fondled two 8-year-old girls. The victims are friends who were visiting the store with relatives. Santos Guzman, 41, was apprehended in the parking lot. Chief Gary Reynolds, a special assistant to the sheriff and the supervisor of Bedford's Child Sexual Offender Registration and Tracking Unit, was off duty but was in...
  • America Shares Grief with Minneapolis – Many Miracles amid the Mayhem

    08/04/2007 9:00:25 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 2 replies · 323+ views
    CrossActionNews ^ | 8-4-07 | Rev Michael Bresciani
    The collapse of the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis is a tragedy of gargantuan proportions but it was followed by bravery, stories of heroism and miracles also on a grand scale. Top fire fighter, Chief Jim Clark of the Minneapolis Fire Department exclaimed that the first miracle was the low death toll. Clark said, ““We were surprised that we didn’t have more people seriously injured and killed, I think it was something of a miracle.” With upwards of 500 cars crossing the bridge at any given moment that qualifies as a miracle for most of us.
  • Peer Amputee Volunteer Puts Experience, Compassion Into Recovery

    07/16/2007 5:11:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 468+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 16, 2007 – An admitted golf “nut,” Jack Farley said he has heard probably every handicap joke there is, having hit the green for the last four decades wearing a prosthetic right leg. Still, nobody cuts him any slack, he said. Jack Farley visits a patient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. Farley is a peer amputee visitor at the center. His right leg was claimed by a mortar in Vietnam nearly 40 years ago. Farley was fitted for his first prosthesis at Walter Reed and met his wife there while being treated. Photo by...
  • Shunned from society, widows flock to city to die

    07/05/2007 9:11:11 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 57 replies · 2,181+ views ^ | 7/5/07 | Arwa Damon
    VRINDAVAN, India (CNN) -- Ostracized by society, India's widows flock to the holy city of Vrindavan waiting to die. They are found on side streets, hunched over with walking canes, their heads shaved and their pain etched by hundreds of deep wrinkles in their faces. Hindu widows are shunned from society when their husbands die, not for religious reasons, but because of tradition -- and because they're seen as a financial drain on their families.
  • Idiot Compassion

    06/06/2007 1:17:58 AM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies · 2,136+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 06, 2007 | Ralph Alter
    The term "bleeding-heart liberal" has been bandied about for years, in an effort to illustrate the faux or at least hyperbolic sense of compassion attributed to those on the left.  The lefties in America and Europe would like to be known as those who care, unless you happen to be a Bible-following Christian, a conservative or a fetus. The information age has facilitated the dissemination of all things cultural, spiritual and intellectual.  One of the most important developments in the West has been the study and practice of Eastern religions and "ways."  Zen Buddhism, for instance, is thought of by...
  • Compassion: Small Acts with Great Love

    04/16/2007 8:42:48 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies · 575+ views ^ | April 15m 2007 | Troy Brown
    Troy Brown  Other Articles by Troy BrownPrinter Friendly Version   Compassion: Small Acts with Great Love April 15, 2007 What is compassion?  Compassion is caring about others around you enough to give all you have for their good.  It is loving others enough to want to help them --whatever their need. Looking around in today's world it seems like the old cliché' is becoming more and more a reality.  "Everybody is out for number one." The concept of caring about people just because they're people seems to be more and more an ideology.  Nowadays, in most cases, it depends...
  • Biblical Liberation From Liberalism (Michael Medved On The True Meaning Of Passover Alert)

    04/10/2007 10:31:26 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies · 793+ views ^ | 04/11/2007 | Michael Medved
    Biblical Liberation from Liberalism By Michael Medved Wednesday, April 11, 2007 With the arrival of the eight day Passover Festival on Monday night, I was preparing some material for our family-reunion Seder meal (Diane and I will be together with all three of our children, plus my visiting father from Jerusalem) when I stumbled across one of the most important of all verses in the Hebrew Scriptures. Leviticus 19:15 declares: "You shall not commit a perversion of justice: you shall not favor the poor and you shall not honor the great, with righteousness shall you judge your fellow." About fifteen...
  • Compassion And The Decline Of America (Dennis Prager: Public Compassion Is Destructive Alert)

    03/20/2007 9:11:27 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 33 replies · 1,084+ views ^ | 03/20/2007 | Dennis Prager
    This past weekend, a friend of mine attended his 13-year-old son's baseball game. What he saw encapsulates a major reason many of us fear for the future of America and the West. His son's team was winning 24-7 as the game entered the last inning. When he looked up at the scoreboard, he noticed that the score read 0-0. Naturally, he inquired as to what happened -- was the scoreboard perhaps broken? -- and was told that the winning team's coach asked the scoreboard keeper to change the score. He and some of the parents were concerned that the boys...
  • Obama: "I Don't Care How Poor You Are (PAY UP PEOPLE! - GIVE ME YOUR MONEY!)

    03/02/2007 6:52:04 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 76 replies · 1,727+ views
    YouTube ^ | 3/2/07
    Sen. Barack Obama, speaking in a fairly impoverished Cleveland, saying he wants "everybody here to pony up five dollars, ten dollars for this campaign. I don't care how poor you are, you've got five dollars." Video Link is here YOU TUBE
  • The Compassion Gap: Conservatives give more to charities than liberals do—by a long shot.

    01/19/2007 12:00:14 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 11 replies · 804+ views
    City Journal ^ | January 19, 2007 | Howard Husock
    REVIEW OF: Who Really Cares: America’s Charity Divide—Who Gives, Who Doesn’t, and Why It Matters by Arthur C. Brooks (Basic Books, 250 pp., $26.00) It’s tempting to say that Arthur Brooks, in his definitive new book on American charitable giving, has shown that there is nothing oxymoronic about the term “compassionate conservative.” That, at least, is the conclusion that critics have drawn from Brooks’s demonstration that conservatives, despite the myth that they lack compassion, give significantly more to charity than liberals do. But in fact Brooks has shown something even more significant: that “compassionate conservative” is not only overly defensive,...
  • When Christian Socialists Attack

    01/14/2007 4:13:46 AM PST · by cinives · 36 replies · 828+ views ^ | 1/12/2007 | Jurgen Reinhoudt
    Michael Gerson helped create “compassionate” conservatism. Now he’s attacking the small-government ideal—and inadvertently highlighting America’s need to learn from Europe. In what may be the most aggressive attack on small-government conservatism in years, highly influential former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson writes: “What does antigovernment conservatism offer to inner-city neighborhoods where violence is common and families are rare? Nothing. What achievement would it contribute to racial healing and the unity of our country? No achievement at all. Anti-government conservatism turns out to be a strange kind of idealism—an idealism that strangles mercy.” Gerson’s arguments, though flawed to the core, present a...
  • Charitable Nation (America better than Europe, Religious more charitable than non-religious)

    01/03/2007 11:36:29 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 9 replies · 662+ views
    National Review ^ | 01/03/2007 | Jonah Goldberg
    Charitable Nation America, the generous. By Jonah Goldberg Americans are better people than Europeans. Hold on, it gets better. Religious Americans are better than non-religious Americans. And religious Americans tend to be politically conservative. This admittedly tendentious rendering of reality is how some on the right are interpreting Who Really Cares? by Arthur Brooks, a professor of public administration at Syracuse University. Brooks doesn’t really deal with what makes one person “better” or “worse” than any other. But it’s fair to say that how much a person gives — of either his money or time — is usually considered an...
  • The Roots Of Compassion (An Important Aspect of Crowd Psychology)

    12/20/2006 5:44:46 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 8 replies · 566+ views
    New York Times ^ | 19 Decenber 2006 | Daniel Coleman
    He was known as Secret Santa, a mysterious white-haired man wearing a red shirt and cap, who would hand a stranger in need a wad of cash and make a speedy getaway. During the holiday season, he would appear in cities across the country to dispense his largesse... ...It’s a truism that the sight of one stranger helping another in the out-of-the-blue fashion of Secret Santa can move people to tears. Exactly why that might be so has been the subject of study by Jonathan Haidt, a psychologist at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville. He uses the term “elevation”...
  • Philanthropy Expert: Conservatives Are More Generous

    12/15/2006 1:43:38 AM PST · by Ronald ReaganROCKS · 11 replies · 333+ views
    Belief Net ^ | By Frank Brieaddy
    Apparently, conservatives care more about the poor and are more generous when giving to the poor. This shatters the age old myth that Liberals are more compassionate towards the poor. It also destroys the cornerstone of the Liberal argument. Republicans work harder, make more money, and donate more of their money to the poor. We also fight all the wars! God Bless America and all that is great about our country! Here is the article: SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse University professor Arthur C. Brooks is about to become the darling of the religious right in America -- and it's making...
  • Compassionate Conservatism: Dead Or Alive?

    12/11/2006 2:51:23 PM PST · by vadum · 34 replies · 811+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | December 2006 | Martin Olasky
    “Look on the bright side,” conservative John Derbyshire declared the morning after the GOP’s November nightmare: “The good ship U.S.S. Compassionate Conservatism just took a torpedo in the magazine.” Derbyshire, irritated by the Bush administration’s spending spree, and equating that with compassionate conservatism, just doesn’t get it. Compassionate conservatism, properly understood, is not a cause of the GOP’s downfall. Instead, it’s the ticket to helping the poor, decentralizing social services, and saving Republicans from their traditional identification as green-eyeshade, mean-spirited, royal-purpled people eaters. Let me explain. One of the effective Democratic ads before November 7 quoted North Carolina basketball coaching...