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  • Pope Francis clarifies Archbishop Chaput’s confusion

    10/25/2014 8:25:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mark Silk
    Yesterday, Pope Francis came out against the death penalty about as strongly as a pope can come out against anything. In a meeting with representatives of the International Association of Penal Law, he pretty much declared a crusade: “All Christians and people of good will are thus called today to struggle not only for abolition of the death penalty, whether it be legal or illegal and in all its forms, but also to improve prison conditions, out of respect for the human dignity of persons deprived of their liberty. And this, I connect with life imprisonment,” he said. “Life imprisonment...
  • NAACP:Let’s Create Confusion During the 2014 Election By Deliberately Misleading Voters

    10/23/2014 1:08:35 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 23, 2014 | Staff
    Original Title: NAACP Speaker’s Alleged Remarks: Let’s Create Confusion During the Nov.2014 Election By Deliberately Misleading Voters According to a letter from a lawyer for the State of North Carolina to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a speaker at a recent NAACP conference in North Carolina urged audience members to mislead the NAACP’s own members into believing they do not need to register to vote in advance, or that they do not need to vote at their assigned polling place. Why? The letter alleges: To create confusion and animosity during the upcoming mid-term elections in...
  • Father of 'devastated' model singled out by virgin killer -barely remembers him'

    05/26/2014 12:17:20 PM PDT · by equalator · 112 replies
    Mail Online UK ^ | 5-26-2014 | Will Payne
    The model branded an 'evil b****' by virgin killer Elliot Rodger and blamed for his hatred of women is 'absolutely devastated' that she has been linked to the massacre, her father revealed today. Stunning blonde Monette Moio 'teased and ridiculed' Rodger after they met at school, sparking his vendetta against female kind, he claimed in his rambling 141-page manifesto. Enacting his 'revenge', he stabbed three friends to death at his home before shooting dead two sorority sisters and another male student in Santa Barbara on Friday. But now Monette's father, Hollywood stuntman John Moio, has defended his daughter, saying it...
  • Cliven Bundy, Racism, Politics, and History

    04/28/2014 6:52:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 4/27/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Cliven Bundy spouted off racist generalizations the other day as reported by a New York Times journalist, stereotyping blacks in negative fashion, with unhinged referencing to slavery — and after that in an ad hoc talk generalizing about Mexican immigrants in positive condescension. Does that outburst prove Bundy’s resistance to a bullying Bureau of Land Management is racially driven? Or that his cattleman’s existence on the Western range is now tainted? What are the general rules about assessing issues when the involved parties voice odious creeds? The difference between a private life and a public career matters. If cowboy Cliven...
  • Pew Study: Majority of Millennials Oppose Gun Control

    03/11/2014 6:06:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 3/10/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A recently released Pew Study shows the majority of Millennials (born 1981-1996) oppose gun control. The study was conducted January 23 to February 9. In the study, Millennials opposed gun control by a margin of 50-48 percent. Although it's a small margin, WAMC Northeast Public Radio points out it is "roughly at par with the attitudes of older generations."
  • Study Finds Highest Income Inequality in Cities That Voted For Obama

    03/06/2014 7:38:37 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 3/6/2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    President Obama has characterized income inequality as “the defining challenge of our time,” prodding Republicans to come up with “concrete plans” to reduce it. However, a new study by the Brookings Institute shows that the highest levels of income inequality in the U.S. are found in Democratic strongholds: the nation’s largest cities.
  • Gallup Poll: Unemployment the Biggest Problem in US

    02/18/2014 8:38:14 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 2/18/2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    Unemployment has surpassed government and politicians as the most important problem facing Americans, according to a new poll. The Gallup survey shows that nearly one in four Americans — 23 percent — say that jobs are the biggest problem, followed by "dissatisfaction" with government, the economy, and healthcare. The concerns over unemployment have increased by a third from Gallup’s last poll in January, when 16 percent of Americans said jobs was their leading issue.
  • New video shows chaotic scene that led to the asiana plane crash victim being run over

    01/16/2014 7:36:13 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 12 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A new video obtained by CBS News shows firefighters being warned more than once about the location of a teenage victim of the Asiana plane crash before she was run over twice by responding fire trucks. 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan was one of three people to die in the crash at San Francisco International Airport 304 others survived. It was later determined by the coroner that she was still alive when she was run over twice by firefighting rigs.
  • Egyptians Bewildered Over Support for Muslim Brotherhood

    08/25/2013 5:53:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | August 23, 2013 | Michael Armanious
    What many Egyptians cannot understand is: Why is the U.S. administration siding with the forces of oppression in their country and assisting with its transformation into a failed state under the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood? Egypt simply cannot be allowed to become another Somalia or Afghanistan, controlled by its own version of the Taliban. The Egyptian people are astounded. They simply do not understand the Obama Administration's efforts to bring the Muslim Brotherhood back to power. In an effort to make some sense of the Obama Administration's policies, Amr Adeeb, a prominent Egyptian commentator, argues that the U.S. is...
  • 5 things to know about Obamacare premiums: A guide for the perplexed

    08/03/2013 4:54:54 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    Kaiser Health News/Pioneer Press ^ | 8-2-13 | Julie Appleby
    Premiums will skyrocket next year! Premiums will be lower than expected! Premiums will be about the same! Consumers are understandably confused after weeks of conflicting pronouncements about the expected cost of plans, for individuals and small groups, to be sold in new online insurance marketplaces under the federal health law beginning Oct. 1. New York regulators said average premiums on those plans will be half of what they cost now, while Indiana warned of an average 72 percent increase. Florida's insurance officials projected 30 to 40 rate increases, while the White House trumpeted a report saying that rates in 10...
  • Transgender teen wants to be Pa. prom king

    04/25/2013 4:12:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 4/24/13
    A transgender teenager running for prom king at a central Pennsylvania school is upset because he's listed instead for prom queen. The York Dispatch and the York Daily Record report Red Lion Senior High School students who bought tickets for Saturday's prom were listed on the ballot for prom court. The newspapers say 18-year-old Issak Wolfe was campaigning for prom king when friends discovered he was listed by his birth name, Sierra Stambaugh, among the candidates for prom queen.
  • Fort Bend County is nation's most ethnically diverse, leading Houston region's 'most diverse' status

    04/02/2013 1:57:06 PM PDT · by OKRA2012 · 18 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 4/2/13 | Carol Christian
    Fort Bend County is the most ethnically diverse county in the United States. And according to the 2010 federal census, it comes closer than any other U.S. county to having an equal distribution of the nation's four major ethnic groups. In 2010, Fort Bend County was 19 percent Asian, 24 percent Latino, 21 percent African-American and 36 percent Anglo.
  • New E15 Gasoline May Damage Vehicles and Cause Consumer Confusion

    11/30/2012 12:23:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    PR Newswire - Yahoo ^ | 11/30/12 | PR Newswire
    AAA research reveals need for regulators and industry to suspend E15 sales to protect motorists ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent survey by AAA finds a strong likelihood of consumer confusion and the potential for voided warranties and vehicle damage as a result of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent approval of E15 gasoline. An overwhelming 95 percent of consumers surveyed have not heard of E15, a newly approved gasoline blend that contains up to 15 percent ethanol. ... Only about 12 million out of the more than 240 million light-duty vehicles on the roads today are...
  • Bonnie Toomey and the Sentinel & Enterprise: Promoting satanic gender confusion

    04/08/2012 1:50:47 PM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 8, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Harry Hay, the founder of the homosexual movement, began his manifesto for the Mattachine Society with these words: "We, the androgynes of the world.." Homosexual writer and activist Paul Varnell explains how Hay gave androgyny vital importance in the homosexual movement: "Hay's 'idealism' had three components: a) gays are qualitatively different from heterosexuals, mentally, psychologically, spiritually, not just in 'what they do in bed;' b) the core difference lies in the natural androgyny of homosexuals, that they embody both male and female elements; and c) in order to help promote their acceptance gays need to explain the contribution this difference...
  • U.S. pledges $12M to Syria's rebels (Obama to use taxpayer's money to arm possible terrorist)

    04/01/2012 4:43:17 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 23 replies
    cbs ^ | 4/1/2012 | ap
    A coalition of more than 70 partners, including the United States, pledged Sunday to send millions of dollars and communications equipment to Syria's opposition groups, signaling deeper involvement in the conflict amid a growing belief that diplomacy and sanctions alone cannot end the Damascus regime's repression. The shift by the U.S. and its Western and Arab allies toward seeking to sway the military balance in Syria carries regional risks because the crisis there increasingly resembles a proxy conflict that could exacerbate sectarian tensions. The Syrian rebels are overmatched by heavily armed regime forces. The summit meeting of the "Friends of...
  • Soho Masses: Clarity of Catholic Doctrine or Diabolical Disorientation?

    03/01/2012 7:11:54 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 2 replies · 5+ views
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 1, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Thursday, March 01, 2012Soho Masses: Clarity of Catholic Doctrine or Diabolical Disorientation? Archbishop Vincent Nichols has assured us that he is going to conduct a "review" to ensure that the pro-homosexual Soho Masses "are not occasions for confusion or opposition" relative to the Church's teaching on homosexuality. His Excellency should ask Father Timothy Radcliffe, OP what he meant exactly when he said (in a homily on February 6, 2011): "Gay people are often not seen in Christ's light! Gay people may be seen as threats, as predators, as temptations, or whatever. You have to shed Christ's life so that people...
  • Insurance agents complain FEMA creating confusion

    07/10/2011 12:01:25 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sunday, July 10, 2011 1:14 PM EDT | BILL DRAPER
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Insurance agents in states along the swollen Missouri River basin say federal officials are causing widespread confusion among property owners by pushing the sale of flood insurance policies that might not cover damage from the river flooding that began this month. The insurance companies say that officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which administers the national flood insurance program, are still urging private agents to sell the insurance even though the policies contain deadlines that appear to exclude the Missouri River flood damage. The federal officials explain that some of the damage along the...
  • Sarah Palin's bus tour prompts confusion on Day 2 (Media confused)

    05/30/2011 6:58:23 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | Updated: 5/30/11 8:56 PM EDT | By ANDY BARR
    Day 2 of Sarah Palin’s bus tour, and the former vice presidential nominee has prompted little more than confusion over exactly what she is up to. Palin started Memorial Day at the National Archives in Washington, but the only reporters who made it to her brief media availability there were those who happened to see tourists posting on Twitter that they had spotted her. Read more:
  • Unreality Diplomacy

    05/22/2011 7:15:49 AM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | May 20, 2011 | David Pryce Jones
    President Obama’s latest thoughts about the Middle East add to the confusion that seems to be his special contribution to American policy. It is right to support Arabs and Muslims who are in the street demanding justice and freedom. Unfortunately, Obama is too late in the day to have much practical effect. He should have spoken out two years ago, when the Iranian extremists rigged their election and fired on demonstrators, just as he should have spoken out two or three months ago when the Syrian president Bashar Assad started to kill his people. In both cases, silence indicated that...
  • Not GLEEful About Chaz(tity) Bono's Gender Reassignment

    05/12/2011 4:58:04 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 27 replies · 1+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 5/12/2011 | JoeClarke.Net
    It was not that long ago that I would regularly watch the Sonny and Cher TV show, featuring their cute little towheaded daughter, Chastity, the three of them posing like a holy family. It  was hard to imagine little Chastity becoming "Chaz" after discovering her born lesbianism. But, wait a minute, if she was born a lesbian, why would she undergo semi gender-change surgery? (The semi surgery only included an  upper half alteration - or breast reduction). Even the very progressive David Letterman was confused and confounded by his awkward sounding guest.   There are so many paradoxes surrounding the...
  • Obfuscating Inflation

    02/27/2011 2:27:52 AM PST · by Scanian · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2011 | Steve McCann
    The government in Washington D.C. seems to be going out of its way to obfuscate and confuse the American citizens as to various economic factors and what the reality is of the situation the people find themselves in. Instinctively the people know matters are worse than what they are being told and with the most incompetent and unscrupulous resident of the White House in the country's history in charge there is great unease that their government is not being honest with its citizens. More than ever the American people deserve to be told the truth. Among the most confusing of...
  • Catholic Doctor Explains Native American Prayer He Delivered at Arizona Memorial

    01/15/2011 10:49:06 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 84 replies
    CNS News ^ | 01/15/2011 | Pete Winn
    Dr. Carlos Gonzales delivering a Native American blessing at Wednesday's memorial service at the University of Arizona. ( - Wednesday night’s memorial service for the shooting victims in Tucson did not open with a prayer from a Jewish rabbi, a Protestant minister or a Catholic priest--it began with a Native American “blessing” that left many puzzled about what it meant and why it was performed. The prayer, which did not use the word "God" and did not make the traditional request for God’s comfort for the bereaved that many might have expected, did mention the Creator and called for "honoring"...
  • Who can capture the Tea Party vote?

    07/25/2010 3:34:02 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 25, 2010 | MAUREEN CALLAHAN
    It’s called a party though it’s not a party, though even that depends whom you ask. It’s not in the business of endorsing candidates except when it is, and has no interest in the establishment even though one member is running for governor. Welcome to New York’s Tea Party movement. What began in early 2009 as a series of protests against the Obama administration’s stimulus plan and health-care legislation has grown into a bona fide political force that has asserted itself into state and local politics. (There are over 100 groups in New York state alone, although membership ranges from...
  • Police: Dodge parents trade sex with 14-year-old daughter for car payments

    03/04/2010 2:30:51 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 46 replies · 1,608+ views ^ | 03/03/2010 | JOE KOVAC JR
    A Dodge County mother and father have been accused of trading sex with their 14-year-old daughter in exchange for monthly payments on their minivan. Dodge sheriff’s investigators say the girl’s parents made her do “sexual favors” for the manager of Shorty’s Used Cars in Eastman so they wouldn’t have to make the $281 payment on the 1998 Dodge Caravan they bought two years ago. The allegations surfaced after a months-long investigation into the girl’s welfare that began last summer. “It makes me personally sick to my stomach,” Dodge sheriff’s Capt. Tony Winborn said Tuesday. “The only thing I can tell...
  • Anti-Gay Lawmaker At Gay Club Before DUI Arrest

    03/04/2010 9:40:57 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 7 replies · 653+ views
    13 KOVR ^ | 3/4/2010 | 13 KOVR
    Sources tell CBS13 a state senator from Southern California was arrested for allegedly driving drunk after leaving Faces, a gay nightclub in midtown Sacramento, early Wednesday morning. The California Highway Patrol pulled over Senator Roy Ashburn at 2:00 a.m. Wednesday after an officer noticed a black Chevy Tahoe swerving at 13th and L Streets. Ashburn, a father of four, is a Republican Senator representing parts of Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino Counties with a history of opposing gay rights
  • Mister Cool and Detached

    02/16/2010 3:29:05 AM PST · by Scanian · 12 replies · 544+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | February 16, 2010 | Geoffrey P. Hunt
    Much has been made of President Obama's recent about-face on tax increases for the middle class. Obama says he is now "an agnostic." What this really means is that he has no conviction, no plan, and no blueprint, and he will increase taxes as long as somebody else tells him to do it. Obama's admirers will point to his ambivalence as "cool and detached." "Deliberate and thoughtful" are like-minded badges describing a powerful intellect making an agonizing choice among equally unattractive alternatives. This has been Obama's style in dealing with Iran, terrorist captives, and economic recovery. Don't be fooled. For...
  • Haiti earthquake: confusion at airport hampers aid effort

    01/17/2010 11:45:48 PM PST · by myknowledge · 32 replies · 1,366+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | January 18, 2010
    A leading aid group has complained of skewed priorities and a supply bottleneck at the US-controlled airport. The Geneva-based aid group Medecins Sans Frontiers said: "There is little sign of significant aid distribution." The "major difficulty," it said, was the bottleneck at the airport. It said a flight carrying its own inflatable hospital was denied landing clearance and was being trucked overland from Santo Domingo, almost 200 miles away in the Dominican Republic, delaying its arrival by 24 hours. French, Brazilian and other officials had earlier complained about the airport's refusal to allow their supply planes to land. A World...
  • Getting rid of the negative "-ions"

    01/04/2010 6:22:40 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 13 replies · 346+ views ^ | 01/04/2010 | Julie Arduini
    Before we jump into 2010, I believe we have to say goodbye to some things from 2009 and before. I'm not a Science whiz at all, but I'm someone God gives little word pictures to get His loving point across. For 2009, He showed me "negative -ions".
  • Obama voters have let down their leader

    10/27/2009 4:32:00 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies · 1,150+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 26, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    As Obama flails about, a very few of his fans are beginning to notice he can't deliver. His image sold to the public during the campaign was as phony as a David Axelrod astroturf group shilling for Commonwealth Edison. But for those who bought into him hook line and sinker, failure needs rationalization. Reality is intruding. Barack Obama never ran anything. And it shows to those not blinded by the light from the light worker. He is making it up as he goes along, letting others sweat the details. As a result, there is no coordination, no cross communication. They...
  • Half-Baked Alaska [Palin's people are ruining her]

    06/10/2009 5:17:11 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 87 replies · 2,185+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 10, 2009 | Kathleen Parker
    Everyone seems to have a Sarah Palin story of ignored calls, mishandled invitations or unanswered e-mail. Disorganized is how one might charitably describe the Palin operation. "Basically, it's just rude," says one political operative who is a Palin fan. "They've been running the great snub machine. That's the reason the boys in the Republican Party are unhappy with her." That unhappiness has been building gradually in the past seven months, and it was on full display this week as the party faithful gathered for a fundraising dinner at which Palin originally was invited to speak. She was later uninvited, and...
  • Obama Efforts to Displace French President Rankle Sarkozy

    04/05/2009 11:35:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies · 784+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 4 April 2009 | John Semmens
    Not all are enamored with President Barack Obama’s efforts to change US policy toward Europe. Especially miffed is French President Nicolas Sarkozy who expressed opposition and resentment over Obama’s attempt to oust him by naming his predecessor Jacques Chirac as the man he wanted to negotiate with on matters of state. For his part, Obama said he wasn’t trying to dictate who should be France’s president. “I tried to get this done through private communication and persuasion,” Obama explained. “I just thought that given our respective views, the relations between our two countries would proceed more smoothly if Chirac were...
  • Confusion reigns as California braces for government shutdown Friday

    02/05/2009 8:26:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,758+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/5/09 | Edwin Garcia
    SACRAMENTO — With Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's historic furlough of more than 200,000 state employees set to begin Friday , a major labor union warned that the state is ill-prepared to handle the work stoppage. Leaders of SEIU Local 1000, which represents at least 80,000 employees being furloughed, reviewed dozens of memos directed to state workers by management this week and concluded the directives are rife with "chaos and contradictory information." "There's mass confusion," union President Yvonne Walker said, adding that many employees late Thursday didn't know if they should show up for work Friday because they were unsure if their...
  • I'm Your Freind

    07/03/2008 10:14:09 AM PDT · by Revski · 16 replies · 178+ views
    YouTube ^ | 7/03/08 | Revski
    The little rabbit in this video is apparently looking for its father. This video is humorous but true for today, many are confused or wondering whom their father is so please pray for this worldwide confusion and sexual promiscuousness. The Bible says, confusion is of the evil one (Devil).
  • Democrats regroup after Petraeus report

    09/13/2007 8:26:09 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 13 replies · 987+ views ^ | September 13, 2007 | Staff
    "I think that Democratic colleagues invested their political capital all year in failure in Iraq," said House Republican minority leader John Boehner in a conference call with reporters just after arriving in Iraq. "Now we are having success in Iraq, and hopefully continue to have success in Iraq, I don't think they have any place to go."
  • Web site to show cause, effect (Global Warming)

    05/15/2007 10:20:31 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 18 replies · 800+ views
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | May 10, 2007 | Denise Heckbert
    Rising temperatures in the Middle East more than 8,000 years ago directly led to the invention of money. The carbon emitted from cars and power plants in your neighborhood may be causing destructive hurricanes. These and tens of thousands of other surprising connections are being made on a new online database called K-Web, or Knowledge-Web, to be released this month. The Web site will allow users to trace more than 30,000 connections between science, economics, history and the weather. Created by science journalist James Burke, the site aims to explain, in real-world terms, the impact of melting ice caps, rising...
  • UN Says Global Warming is Confusing Birds and Whale

    05/09/2007 6:07:15 AM PDT · by rogernz · 44 replies · 813+ views
    Deutsche Welle | 8 May 2007 | DW,,2481970,00.html?maca=en-bulletin-433-html During meetings on climate change among representatives from over 100 countries, specialists said global warming is confusing the biological clocks of birds and whales -- disrupting their migration patterns. Moulay Lahcen El Kabiri, deputy head of the United Nation's Bonn-based Convention on Migratory Species, said that warmer climates are confusing migratory species including bats, dolphins, antelopes and turtles, causing them to end up at the wrong place at the wrong time. "They are the most visible warning signs -- indicators signaling the dramatic changes to our ecosystems caused in part by climate change," he explained to delegates on Monday,...
  • Iran Sponsors Terrorism, U.S. Seeks "Dialogue"

    05/03/2007 8:17:04 PM PDT · by Flavius · 11 replies · 230+ views
    iranian ^ | 5/3/07 | na
    As the State Department once again designates Iran as the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is planning to meet Iran's foreign minister to talk about the future of Iraq.
  • CA: Financial confusion

    04/16/2007 9:34:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 332+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 4/16/07 | Editorial
    IT'S no wonder the state has such budget problems - no one seems to know exactly how it spends billions of taxpayer dollars. That was the conclusion of an investigation into the California state General Services Department's database by The Associated Press, which found the records of tens of thousands of contracts and purchases incomplete and riddled with errors. What's worse is that the database, called the State Contract and Procurement Register System, was created in 2003 specifically to track expenses after an audit uncovered millions in misspent money. So much for that goal. If the state's doing that bad...
  • Rudy Causes Confusion in GOP

    02/27/2007 8:06:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 179 replies · 2,123+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2/27/07 | John Gizzi
    One of the early -- and quite amazing -- sidelights of the race for the Republican nomination for President in ’08 is how so many prominent conservatives are lining up behind Rudy Giuliani, who has perhaps the slimmest conservative credentials of any of the major GOP hopefuls. The Republican Party has had a strong pro-life plank in its national platform since 1980, but the former New York mayor still characterizes himself as “pro-choice” and has never reversed his oft-stated 1990s opposition to a ban on partial-birth abortion. When I questioned him during the recent California Republican convention about his support...
  • Climbers may struggle with hypothermia ( Mount Hood )

    12/19/2006 3:17:39 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies · 953+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 19, 2006 | TIM FOUGHT and SARAH SKIDMORE
    It starts with mumbling and stumbling. Then come violent shivers and then, paradoxically, a false sense of warmth that makes some people strip their clothes off. Eventually, they may curl into a fetal position as their muscles go rigid, their skin goes waxy, and the heart slows down, then stops. Whether two climbers missing on Mount Hood for more than a week are still alive is not clear. But if they are somehow still hanging on in the brutal cold and howling winds, perhaps hunkered down in a snow cave, they may be going through what veteran climbers say is...
  • Freedom vs. Democracy: How The U.S. Government Created a Crisis in the Middle East

    08/01/2006 10:52:34 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 34 replies · 1,712+ views
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | July 18, 2006 | Peter Schwartz
    Hezbollah, which has been waging war on Israel, and America, for years, is the immediate cause of the current fighting in the Middle East. The broader cause, though, is the United States government. When Washington declared that freedom could be advanced by elections in which Hezbollah participated, and by which it became part of Lebanon's government, we granted that terrorist entity something it could never achieve on its own: moral legitimacy. We gave legitimacy to Hezbollah--just as we did to such enemies as Hamas in the Palestinian Authority and the budding theocrats in Iraq and Afghanistan. These people all came...
  • Home Sign Over & Siblings

    07/29/2006 8:21:52 PM PDT · by chris_ab · 10 replies · 1,030+ views
    No Source ^ | 7/29/2006 | Chris_AB
    Hi guys, That internet link above is not my situation but does show and illustrate a situation that I want to chat about - that is, the brewing of a possibly bad deal in my family. Help me if you can with some advice. Here is the situation, my wife was told to go in with her sisters on a "home purchase". It is the house of their father, my Father-inlaw. He doesn't want to pay on it anymore and he doesn't want to have the responsibility. There is $50K left on mortgage. He wants to sign the home over...
  • N. Korea May Have Fired Up To 12 Missiles(6 confirmed, additonal 6 being investigated)

    07/04/2006 9:42:42 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 87 replies · 2,573+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/05/06 | Yoo Yong-won
    /begin my translation N. Korea May Have Fired Up To 12 Missiles Six launches including Taepodong-2 were confirmed...the additional launches were being investigated It is possible that N. Korea launched six additional launches of short-range and shore-to-ship missiles, in addition to six launches of Taepodong-2, Nodong, and Scud surface-to-surface missiles, during dawn and morning hours of July 5th. Senior government sources said, "The confirmed launches so far by N. Koreans are one Taepodong launch and five launches of Nodong and Scud missiles, totaling six. However, we have indications that, between 7am and 8:13am, six additional missiles are launched, which we...

    05/03/2006 5:57:45 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 25 replies · 773+ views
    If Belgium becomes a nuclear power, the Dutch have no reason to believe it would be a factor in, say, negotiations over a joint highway project. But Iran's nukes will be a factor in everything. If you think, for example, the European Union and others have been fairly craven over those Danish cartoons, imagine what they'd be like if a nuclear Tehran had demanded a formal apology, a suitable punishment for the newspaper, and blasphemy laws specifically outlawing representations of the Prophet. Iran with nukes will be a suicide bomber with a radioactive waist..............
  • Did McKinney's Afro Confuse Police?

    04/03/2006 11:01:47 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 68 replies · 2,510+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 4 April 2006 | Amanda B. Carpenter
    Today the U.S. Capitol Police asked for an arrest warrant for Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D.-Ga.) for assaulting a police officer who failed to recognize her as a member of Congress. But the larger question might be: Are the Capitol Police at fault for not recognizing her? McKinney, whose hair is usually styled in braids, wore a traditional “afro” that day and was not wearing her lapel pin that identifies her as one of the 535 members of Congress. When she attempted to sidestep a metal detector, as members are permitted to do, she was asked three times by a police...
  • NBC's Gregory Eats Crow

    02/19/2006 5:14:27 PM PST · by wagglebee · 253 replies · 8,850+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/19/06 | NewsMax
    NBC White House correspondent David Gregory ate a little crow Sunday on this "Meet The Press," apologizing for his arrogant behavior during White House press briefings dealing with the shooting of a hunting companion by Vice President Cheney. Reacting to the storm of criticism leveled by the public at the Washington press corps for complaining that they were not told immediately about the incident, leaving the job of reporting it to a small-town Texas newspaper, Gregory apologized for his boorish behavior. "I think I made a mistake,” he told host Tim Russert. "I think it was inappropriate for me to...
  • Undercover as a Man

    02/06/2006 1:10:13 PM PST · by klossg · 17 replies · 605+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | February 05. 2006 6:59AM | COLLEEN LONG
    Undercover as a man Book explores male identity BOOKS COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer NEW YORK -- The only time Norah Vincent was ever accused of being too feminine was when people thought she was a man. And when she bound her breasts, wore a pressed blue suit, a fake penis and faux stubble, and went to strip clubs and men's groups to research her book, "Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey Into Manhood and Back," she realized how undeniably female she is. The result is an intimate account of the 18 months Vincent spent as "Ned," penetrating tight circles meant...
  • Supreme Court fuels death penalty confusion

    02/02/2006 9:31:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 413+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/2/06 | Gina Holland - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has triggered a debate over the mix of drugs used to carry out death sentences, with the justices delaying three executions and giving hope of eleventh-hour reprieves to other inmates. Florida and Missouri were forced to cancel executions by lethal injection this week. Prisoners in California, Maryland and other states are trying to win stays this month. An announcement from the high court last week is giving new hope for their appeals. The justices will consider whether a Florida inmate was wrongly barred from pursuing a claim that the lethal drugs cause pain in...
  • Hillary confuses “National Security” with “Domestic Criminal Activity”

    01/25/2006 2:47:00 PM PST · by Thanatos · 17 replies · 833+ views
    Left Wing=Hate Website ^ | 1-25-2006 | Thanatos
    Hillary Clinton is a well known political panderer. She will bend over and perform circus acts if she thinks it will either gain her money, give her greater power, or be in charge. She gave another clueless speech today before the Presidents State of the Union Speech by saying the following: "Their argument that it's rooted in the authority to go after al-Qaida is far-fetched," she said in an apparent reference to a congressional resolution passed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack. The Bush administration has argued that resolution gave the president authority to order such electronic surveillance as...
  • Confusion Over Iran 'Assets Move'

    01/21/2006 11:12:06 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 491+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-21-2006
    Confusion over Iran 'assets move' Iran has broken the seals on three nuclear facilities There is confusion over whether Iran is moving foreign exchange reserves from Europe to avoid possible sanctions, after conflicting remarks by officials. The deputy head of Iran's central bank has said that Iran has no plans at the moment to shift its money. But Iranian news agencies reported on Friday that the bank head had said the state had started to withdraw assets, amid a row over its nuclear programme. Iran denies US and European claims that it is seeking to build nuclear weapons. The UN's...