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  • Trump Is The Weakest GOP Front-Runner In The Modern Era

    04/11/2016 1:04:53 PM PDT · by Kegger · 75 replies ^ | APR 11, 2016 | HARRY ENTEN
    Despite getting drubbed in Wisconsin this week, Donald Trump has won more votes than any other Republican candidate this year. So, he’s doing OK, right? Well, for all the talk that unbound delegates and quirky convention rules could prevent Trump from winning the GOP nomination, it’s easy to forget that Republican voters also play a part. Trump’s 37 percent of the cumulative primary vote and 46 percent of delegates won so far may sound impressive, but his percentages make him the weakest Republican front-runner, at this point in the process, in decades.
  • Colorado Grassroots Republicans to Protest Party After Elites Steal All Delegates for Cruz

    04/11/2016 12:40:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 93 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 11,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Colorado Republicans are planning a protest at the Republican Party Headquarters on April 15, 2016 at 3 PM. From the Facebook page: The Colorado Republican Party shamefully silenced its voters this election season. We demand that Colorado give the power to vote in the Presidential Primary to the voters. We will exercise our right to assemble and peacefully protest the corruption of the Colorado GOP and disenfranchisement that we the voters have sufferend.
  • The Wings of Man Unfolds its Wings: Eastern Airlines Returned Thursday with Flights To Cuba

    06/23/2015 11:56:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Airways News ^ | May 28, 2015 | Chris Sloan
    With no announcement or fanfare, Eastern Airlines and HavanaAir quietly moved their inaugural revenue flights, MIA-HAV-HAV flight to today. Flight 3145, departed from Miami at 2:26pm EST according to FlightAware. Return flight 3146 arrived back in Miami from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport at 5:05pm.
  • Conrad Black: Defending the Christian West

    01/12/2015 1:32:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The National Post ^ | January 10, 2015 | Conrad Black
    As I was sitting down to write about the atrocity in France, my wife Barbara hove into view, always a delicious sight, and announced that she was writing elsewhere on the same subject and that I could not do it. So I will not, other than to say that France had to admit more than a million Algerian Muslims in the mid-sixties, who had been loyal to France in the savage war of independence in that country, as well as a million European Algerians. It has been comparatively indulgent of Muslims since then, but this incident, or a few others...
  • Christian, Jewish Leaders Call to Save Middle East Christians

    10/13/2014 5:27:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/10/14
    Prominent leaders of major Jewish and Christian global organizations announced a "historic" joint initiative on Monday, calling on world leaders to take urgent, determined actions to halt the brutal persecution of Christians in the Middle East in a Jerusalem press conference. Video The joint initiative was unveiled at the Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) celebration sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, with some 4,500 Christians from 80 nations in attendance. The alarming situation for Christian minorities across the Middle East continues to worsen even while world leaders have largely ignored this on-going human rights tragedy, laments a letter recently sent...
  • Ukraine Says it Reached an 'Understanding' with Russia

    06/09/2014 4:30:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/6/14
    Ukraine said on Monday it had reached a "mutual understanding" with Moscow on parts of a plan proposed by President Petro Poroshenko for ending violence in the east of the country. No further details ...
  • Al Sharpton Goes There: Makes Easter Message About Crucifixion and Resurrection of OBAMA

    04/19/2014 9:58:53 AM PDT · by montag813 · 27 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-19-2014 | Warren Seale
    by Warren Seale | Top Right News Unreal. On the “Tom Joyner Show” on Wednesday, Rev. Al Sharpton spoke about the “meaning” of Easter: “I think that the message is, no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how your crucified, nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges. 
  • ‘Largest Massacre of Christians in Syria’ Ignored

    11/26/2013 3:32:37 PM PST · by xzins · 10 replies
    CBN ^ | 21 Nov 13 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The worst Christian massacre—complete with mass graves, tortured-to-death women and children, and destroyed churches—recently took place in Syria, at the hands of the U.S.-supported jihadi “rebels”; and the U.S. government and its “mainstream media” mouthpiece are, as usual, silent (that is, when not actively trying to minimize matters). The massacre took place in Sadad, an ancient Syriac Orthodox Christian habitation, so old as to be mentioned in the Old Testament. Most of the region’s inhabitants are poor, as Sadad is situated in the remote desert between Homs and Damascus (desert regions, till now, apparently the only places Syria’s Christians could...
  • Two “Middle Eastern Soldiers” Arrested for Trying to Abduct 12 Year-Old Missouri Girl for Sex

    10/24/2013 1:04:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/24/13 | Jim Hoft
    Two “Middle Eastern soldiers” training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri were arrested for trying to abduct a 12 year-old local girl for sex.KHOU reported, via Free Republic: Two men training at Fort Leonard Wood are in custody after deputies say they tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl in Pulaski County Friday afternoon.Mohammed Mahmoud Omar Mefleh, 34, and Antoine Clela, 31, were charged with enticement of a child and harassment.The victim told police she was playing with a sibling in her yard when Mefleh and Clela approached her several times and tried to lure her into their vehicle. She told...
  • Train derailment in eastern Quebec sparks explosions, major fire

    07/06/2013 7:45:33 AM PDT · by ToxicMich · 30 replies
    A train carrying crude oil derailed in the town of Lac-Megantic, Que., early Saturday morning, sending giant flames into the air and prompting a mass evacuation. At least 1,000 residents have been evacuated from their homes in Lac-Megantic, which is located about 250 kilometres east of Montreal. A number of the train’s 73 cars exploded, causing a fire that spread to several of buildings in the community.
  • A Cultural Misunderstanding: The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/24/2013 5:32:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies ^ | 24 January, 2013 | NA
    For a number of years, I visited the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The show, which is held in a hideous rambling building originally intended to handle livestock, is a genuine monster. For a solid week, people in the tens of thousands come from near and far to grope sporting goods, book hunting and fishing trips, attend demonstrations, and generally see what is what. ESS, as it will hereinafter be referred to, is put on by Reed Exhibitions. Reed is the world’s largest organizer of trade shows and the like; the firm handles 500 events in 39...
  • An Inside Look in Eastern Jerusalem: Daily Arab Attacks on Jews

    07/17/2012 6:55:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 7/17/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Jews in the Beit Hanina neighborhood of Jerusalem, a hotbed of angry Arabs in one of the areas claimed by the Palestinian Authority, are attacked almost daily by stones and firebombs. Police are passive, according to Jewish residents. Hezi Hovav told Arutz Sheva there have been dozens of Arab attacks, and he has filed complaints without any results. In one recent attack, a firebomb (Molotov cocktail) burned one room of a house. Another firebomb was hurled last Thursday at a car. Hovav also reported that an Arabs used tear gas on a young Jewish man.
  • Gov. Perry set to announce candidacy in South Carolina (Live on C-Span at 1PM Eastern)

    08/13/2011 9:38:02 AM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies ^ | 8/13/2011 | Self
    Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) in South Carolina: Live at 1pm (ET) on C-SPAN Networks. Also today, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) is in South Carolina to speak at the RedState conservative blogger convention in Charleston. Gov. Perry is widely expected to declare his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination. Also participating in the event are South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Jim DeMint.
  • From Ukraine, a Shocker (FORTY Year Old Bishop Elected to be Head of Ukrainian Catholic Church)

    03/25/2011 8:29:30 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | 03/25/2011 | Rocco Palmo
    And, in a word, now we know why the Ukrainian Synod took so long.... The buzz of a shocker from Lviv began circulating last night, and this morning it was confirmed: the bishops of the largest Eastern fold in communion with Rome have elected the youngest of their number -- 40 year-old Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the apostolic administrator of the UGCC's eparchy in Argentina -- as head of the church. A former private secretary to his now-predecessor, Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, and head of the UGCC's central curia, the new de facto patriarch of the 6 million-member global fold was named an...
  • Acts of God!

    03/15/2011 7:55:06 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 6 replies
    3/15/11 | Victor Du Bois
    Hurricanes, Tornados, Floods, Earthquakes...They call them acts of God. This morning as I took the kids to school, I saw an act of God painted on the eastern sky - pInk, orange and blue whisps of clouds illuminated by a sun just tucked under the horizon. Bad things happen in this world, but keep your eyes open for the good things, God creates miracles everyday. The next one is for you.
  • The Maronite Catholic Church Throughout the World (and its relationship to Rome)

    03/27/2010 2:42:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 375+ views
    As Christians went forth from Jerusalem they encountered different traditions, cultures, customs and languages, soon the Church became a communion of Churches united in love with each other, looking to the See of Peter in Rome as the first among them all. The Gospel of Christ has reached the four corners of the world. Jesus prayed for their unity, “that they all may be one” (John 17:21). For Catholics united with the Pope in Rome, there is already an amazing unity even within the reality of cultural diversity. The Catholic Church, comprised of twenty-one Eastern Churches and one Western Church,...
  • East-central Europe to Barack Obama: an open letter

    11/04/2009 8:35:56 AM PST · by .454Puma · 609+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 11/04/09 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    This letter is so incredibly important, it should be read by Rush Limbaugh and commented on Fox News. A must read of the year.
  • Muslim Youths Attack Greek Police With Laser Pointers (Islamists trying to overthrow Greece)

    12/14/2008 9:47:15 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 39 replies · 6,093+ views
    How low will they go?? As low as laser blinding Greek Police: "A riot policeman is aimed at with a laser light pointer during riots outside the Athens Polytechnic. Small bands of Greek rioters hurling firebombs attacked an environment ministry building, shops and banks in Athens on Saturday during an eighth day of protests following the killing of a teenager by police." And that's not all: "A warning from Serb intelligence about the mobilization of an extremist Islamic organization in Greece has put the Greek authorities on high alert. Several days ago, Serb intelligence briefed a Serb parliamentary Committee that...
  • Did Paul condemn Peter... or some other Cephas (ecumenical discussion)

    09/26/2008 9:27:41 AM PDT · by dangus · 23 replies · 1,030+ views
    FR ^ | 9-26-08 | Dangus (Vanity)
    In Galatians, Paul boasts of boldly denouncing Cephas for allowing Judaizers from Jerusalem to bully Gentiles. This scene is often cited to undermine the claim of papal infallibility, asserting that Peter, whose was actually named “Cephas” by Christ, committed heresy. I’ve argued against this on the basis that the bible actually doesn’t tell us that Cephas proclaimed heresy, only that he committed the sin of allowing false teaching to go uncorrected. Certainly that is a common sin among recent church leaders. No-one disputes the fact that Peter was really named “Cephas.” The gospel of John makes clear that “Peter” (or,...
  • Is There a Breakthrough in Orthodox and Catholic Relations?

    06/20/2008 4:48:31 AM PDT · by tcg · 68 replies · 212+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/20/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Reports are circulating, in circles which are intensely attuned to the continued warming of relations between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches, of a statement and proposal allegedly made by Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople. If they are confirmed, it may signal a major move toward communion between Eastern Catholics and their Orthodox Brethren.It may also open the path to dialogue on communion between the Churches even wider. The Religious Information Service of the Ukraine, associated with the Ukranian Catholic University, was cited as one source for the articles. Another was a German Ecumenical Journal named after the great Bishops Cyril...
  • Serbia's Catholics, Protestants celebrate Easter

    BELGRADE -- The Catholic Archbishop of Belgrade, Stanislav HoÄŤevar, has sent this year's Easter message. He told Catholic worshipers in Serbia that Easter gives everyone a chance to change their lives from the foundations, and to become witnesses of a new, unsurpassed Christian culture and Christian civilization. "To celebrate Easter means, first and foremost, to cross the bridge from the old to the new life, personal, and collective", the archbishop said. "Dear brothers and sisters, there are days that deeply alter our lives. Those are great, happy and blessed days, filled with God's strength. The flame of the Holy Spirit...
  • Early Settlers Drained Marshy US Landscape

    01/17/2008 7:39:11 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 124+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-17-2008 | Catherine Brahic
    Early settlers drained marshy US landscape 19:00 17 January 2008 news service Catherine Brahic A milldam on Pickering Creek in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The dam spans the entire valley, and is filled to the brim with sediment (Image: Robert Walter and Dorothy Merritts) Standard notions of the 'natural' eastern US landscape with its meandering ribbon-like streams may be misguided, suggests historical research. In the US, a multibillion-dollar landscape restoration industry is guided by the almost intuitive notion that natural, gravel-bedded streams wander in single channels across the land. This springs from the assumption that, when European settlers arrived in...
  • No warning of mayhem to come with MIA in sight (35 years ago)

    12/01/2007 9:00:27 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies · 418+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | December 1, 2007 | LUISA YANEZ
    The tragic night began routinely enough. Bound for Miami, Flight 401 took off from New York's JKF airport at 9:20 p.m. In the cockpit: Capt. Robert Loft, 55; First Officer Albert Stockstill, 39; Second Officer Donald Repo, 51, all of Miami-Dade. Loft, an Eastern employee since 1951 when Eddie Rickenbacker was his boss, spent the morning doing yard work before heading to MIA. The flight had 163 passengers and 13 crew members, with 50 empty seats. Raposa and Ruiz, along with some of the other flight attendants, slipped aboard at the last minute, arriving late to New York from a...
  • Immigrant influx from Eastern Europe is driving down wages, Bank expert warns[UK]

    10/27/2007 11:42:51 AM PDT · by BGHater · 4 replies · 71+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 Oct 2007 | James Slack
    The arrival of immigrants from Eastern Europe has forced down the wages of British workers, a Bank of England expert says. Professor David Blanchflower said the average pay rise given to a UK worker had reduced significantly as a direct result of EU expansion. Workers have an increased 'fear' of unemployment - which allows bosses to drive a harder bargain. Professor Blanchflower is a member of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee. His findings provide the first proof that the arrival of 700,000 Eastern Europeans has left the average worker worse-off. In 2004, prior to the influx of workers from Poland...
  • Middle-Eastern men buying phones in Jackson, MS

    02/01/2007 1:06:07 PM PST · by struggle · 247 replies · 6,178+ views
    Vanity | 2/1/07 | struggle
    One of the students mentioned to her friend that there were bunches of Middle-Eastern guys buying phones in the Radio Shack at Metrocenter, Jackson, MS. About 13 men or so bought the tracphones and her clerk friend also said that many of them came in buying phones in the afternoon as well. I contacted the FBI in Jackson already.
  • Russia for negotiations on Iran problem

    10/10/2006 4:30:40 PM PDT · by familyop · 1 replies · 322+ views
    ITAR-TASS (Russian Federation) ^ | 10OCT06 | ITAR-TASS
    MOSCOW, October 10 (Itar-Tass) - The situation regarding the Iranian nuclear problem was in the focus of attention during the conversation on Tuesday between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Kislyak and ambassador of the Republic of Iran to Moscow Gholamreza Ansari. The diplomats also exchanged opinions on a number of international problems, the ministry noted. The meeting was held at the request of the Iranian ambassador. Nicholas Burns, the US undersecretary of state, said earlier to the BBC that the drafting of a new Security Council resolution on Iran’s nuclear programme would start this week. He said the resolution would...
  • Protesters hurl petrol bombs at Danish mission in Iran

    10/10/2006 4:30:12 PM PDT · by familyop · 3 replies · 451+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10OCT06 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Dozens of protesters pelted the Danish embassy in Tehran with stones and petrol bombs on Tuesday after Danish television broadcast footage deemed insulting to the Muslim Prophet Mohammad, witnesses said. Denmark's state TV aired footage on Friday of a number of members of the youth wing of the anti-immigrant Danish People's Party (DPP) drawing cartoons in August mocking the Prophet. Iran condemned the broadcast. Reuters witnesses said protesters hurled stones and petrol bombs into the embassy compound. The crowd chanted "Down with Zionists" and "God praise the party of God". Riot police guarded the embassy and two...
  • Soldiers keep extremists at bay along Afghanistan’s eastern border

    09/14/2006 5:39:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 505+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Senior Master Sgt. Kenneth Fidler
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE BERMEL, Afghanistan (Army News Service, Sept. 14, 2006) – Spec. Jose Pantoja shows off the danger of his mission along the border region of eastern Afghanistan: a scar on his cheek from an enemy bullet. During one of the longest firefights his company has encountered – nearly four hours long – three others sustained gunshot wounds, and nearly everyone took minor wounds from rocket propelled grenade shrapnel. “One of our guys actually got shot in his helmet,” Pantoja said. “It knocked him down, but he got up and kept fighting.” Engaging in firefights is almost daily life...
  • Rumsfeld to Russia: Join plan to convert nukes

    08/28/2006 2:49:46 AM PDT · by familyop · 1 replies · 572+ views
    US Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld made his strongest public case for a plan, opposed by some in the US Congress and by Russia, to convert some Navy long-range missiles from a nuclear to a conventional role for potential use against terrorist targets anywhere in the world. Rumsfeld held talks Sunday with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, and they discussed the issue at a joint news conference. Opponents of the plan argue that it could create a situation in which a conventionally armed US Trident missile, launched from a submarine, would be mistaken for a nuclear launch, thus risking the...
  • Eastern-rite leaders say Latin-rite bishops suppress their faith traditions

    08/25/2006 1:34:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 412+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | August 25, 2006
    Kakkanad, Aug. 25, 2006 (CNA) - Eastern-rite Catholics of the Syro-Malabar Church, who live in Latin-rite territories, say they face severe challenges in practicing their faith and traditions, reported UCA News. About 400 people attended a global conference for the Syro-Malabar Church Aug. 18-20 in Kochi, Kerala, 2,595 kilometers south of New Delhi, to discuss challenges the community is facing. The delegates called on their bishops to provide more pastoral care for diaspora communities. They also blamed Latin-rite Church leaders for suppressing and discriminating against Eastern-rite Catholics in their jurisdiction. The delegates represented Syro-Malabar Church (SMC) communities in Australia, Canada,...
  • Huachuca City detains 2 Middle Eastern men with 1000 cell phones; Feds release them (AARRGG!!)

    08/16/2006 10:44:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 56 replies · 1,606+ views
    Arizona's Counter-Terrorism Information Center has advised Arizona's law enforcement officials that there is a possible increase in suspicious purchases of prepaid cell phones. Tucson Police have been searching for two men, of Middle Eastern descent for allegedly trying to buy around 50 disposable cell phones at a local Sam's Club. Those men are wanted for questioning, but not criminal charges. The Counter-Terrorism center is also monitoring the case. Tuesday, two new claims. An inside source says at a Tucson Family Dollar store, two men have also been trying to buy cell phones from that chain. And there's news from Huachuca...
  • Tucson authorities looking for 2 Middle Eastern men

    08/14/2006 6:46:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 134 replies · 2,608+ views
    Law enforcement sources confirm to News 4 that Tucson Police have issued an "attempt to locate" on two Middle Eastern men in their 20's who purchased nearly 50 phones from Sam's Club and Wal-Mart in Tucson. Sources say the men made the purchases on Saturday and Sunday. There's been a number of arrests nationwide with very similar circumstances. News 4 is not linking this case with the national cases, but we do want to point out how similar they are. Arrests have been made in Michigan and Ohio and there are reports of large numbers of cell phones being sold...
  • July 23 - Feast of St. Charbel

    07/23/2006 3:33:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 3,259+ views
    Mar Charbel Antoun Makhlouf was born in 1828, in Bekaa Kafra (North Lebanon). He had a true Christian upbringing, which had given him a passion for prayer. Then he followed his two hermit uncles in the hermitage of the St Antonious Kozhaya monastery and was converted to monastic and hermetical life.In 1851, he left his family village and headed for the Our Lady of Maifouk monastery to spend his first monastic year, and then he went to the St Maron monastery in Annaya, where he entered the Maronite Order, carrying the name Charbel, a name of one of the...
  • Israeli tanks roll into eastern Gaza

    07/07/2006 8:57:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 623+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/7/06 | AP
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli tanks and troops clashed with militants in eastern Gaza early Saturday, Palestinian security officials said, as Israel moved to broaden an incursion to force the release of a captured soldier. The Israeli forces, including some 15 tanks, entered eastern Gaza near the Karni commercial crossing, moving along the border just a quarter mile from the densely populated Shajaiyeh neighborhood, according to the Palestinian witnesses. A short while later, the Israeli air force fired missiles at a group of militants gathered at the outskirts of Shajaiyeh, injuring at least two people, Palestinian security and hospital...
  • Commander Stresses Non-Lethal Targeting in Eastern Baghdad

    06/26/2006 4:03:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 349+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq, June 26, 2006 – As the nature of the war on terror in Iraq has changed, so have the targets sought by coalition and Iraqi forces. When Operation Iraqi Freedom began, typical targets were military formations and vehicles of the former Iraqi army, Republican Guard formations, and state-sponsored terrorists. After Saddam Hussein fell, common targets became Saddamist loyalists and foreign fighters. Since then, Iraq has become a battleground of ideas, as extremists have come to the country to challenge the coalition, and a homegrown insurgency has arisen. Coalition forces are not targeting military hardware, but...
  • Spartans Take Reins in Eastern Afghanistan

    03/13/2006 3:29:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 355+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael Pintagro, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan, March 13, 2006 – The 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division - known as the Spartans - assumed authority for the coalition's Regional Command East from the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in a ceremony here today. Army Col. John W. Nicholson Jr. of Task Force Spartan took responsibility for coalition forces in the region's 11 eastern provinces from Army Col. Patrick J. Donahue of Task Force Devil. Civil and military leaders, servicemembers, base employees, contractors and visitors attended the ceremony. Gov. Marijadeen Patan of Khowst province, Afghan National Army Gen. Mohammad Achram...
  • Eastern Baghdad gets surprise visit

    03/10/2006 5:26:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 241+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Capt. James Lowe
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, March 10, 2006) – Residents of eastern Baghdad were given a first-hand opportunity to share their viewpoints with the commanding general and command sergeant major of Multinational Division – Baghdad March 1. Maj. Gen. J.D. Thurman, commanding general, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, went on a tour to get a close-up view of the quality of life and essential services in the neighborhoods in the capital city of the emerging democracy. They also met with Iraqi army and 4th Brigade Combat Team leaders during on-site discussions in the brigade’s sector, including...
  • Engineers Complete Road in Eastern Afghanistan

    01/05/2006 4:22:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 342+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 5, 2005 | 1st Lt. Claudia Crossland, USA
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Jan. 5, 2006 – Engineers from Task Force Pacemaker recently completed the construction of a 66-kilometer major logistical road linking the towns of Shinkay and Qalat in eastern Afghanistan. Soldiers from Charlie Company, 864th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), Task Force Pacemaker, from Fort Richardson, Alaska, began construction of the road Oct. 20 at Forward Operating Base Sweeny near Shinkay, 20 kilometers from the border with Pakistan. They worked their way west through Daub Pass, a mountain trail renowned for its steep terrain, hairpin turns, inclement weather and lethal enemy threat. "The earth-moving engineers used dozers, scrapers and 20-ton...
  • Clinton lauds Eastern Europe's democracies (Club of Madrid)

    11/11/2005 6:28:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 528+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/11/05 | Karel Janicek - ap
    PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Former President Clinton praised former members of the Soviet bloc in the Baltic states and eastern Europe for moving to democracy, but said "we're going through a critical period" on the future of Kosovo. The Serbian province populated by ethnic Albanians and Serbs has been run by the United Nations since NATO's 1999 air war against Yugoslavia, later renamed Serbia-Montenegro. Kosovo wants full independence; Serbia refuses to give it. As president, Clinton ordered the bombing of Serbian targets to force former President Slobodan Milosevic to end a crackdown on armed ethnic Albanian separatists in Kosovo. Clinton...
  • Eastern Zhou Grave Pit Unearthed In Luoyang

    10/26/2005 4:27:29 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 424+ views
    Eastern Zhou grave pit unearthed in Luoyang 2005-10-26 13:51:52Two worker clear up the relics in the newly unearthed pit. [newsphoto] The horse-and-vehicle pit excavated in this cultural relics discovery [newsphoto] Archaeologists and workers excavate cultural relics from an Eastern Zhou Dynasty grave that was found in Luoyang of Central China's Henan Province on October 25, 2005. Bronzeware, jade, and horse pit unearthed from the burial site are in good shape, which is peculiar in this ancient city of Luoyang, as usually 90 percent of the graves are empty upon discovery. [newsphoto]According to the experts, it is a a scholar-bureaucrat's...
  • Heavy rain causes floods in eastern U.S.

    10/10/2005 8:46:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 615+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/10/05 | David Tirrell-Wysocki - ap
    ALSTEAD, N.H. - Prolonged, heavy rain caused flooding from North Carolina to New Hampshire over the weekend, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate, knocking out electricity, weakening dams and making roads impassable. At least four people died, including two people killed in New Hampshire when a car apparently drove off a washed-out bridge into flood waters, officials said Sunday. A fifth person was missing and feared dead. Gov. John Lynch returned from Europe to take charge of relief efforts in New Hampshire. He declared a state of emergency and called in 500 National Guard members for assistance. "This is the...
  • Radiation rockets on sale to ‘terrorists’ - (ex-USSR deadly weapons on black market)

    05/07/2005 8:59:13 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 632+ views
    TIMES ONLINE.COM ^ | may 8, 2005 | Brian Johnson Thomas and Mark Franchetti, Moldovan frontier
    THREE radioactive rockets capable of contaminating a city centre were offered for sale last week to a Sunday Times reporter posing as a middleman for Islamic terrorists. The Alazan rockets, which have a range of eight miles, were among 50,000 tons of weapons left behind at an arms dump in the breakaway eastern European republic of Transdniester when the Russian army withdrew after the cold war. They were offered to the reporter for $500,000 (Ł263,000) after he approached a senior officer in Transdniester’s secret police, claiming to represent a militant group in Algeria. The officer contacted a local arms dealer...
  • Britain reduces aid to Uganda

    04/29/2005 5:25:19 PM PDT · by motomosanto · 4 replies · 321+ views
    CNN ^ | April 29, 2005 | CNN
    Former colonial power Britain is one of the biggest donors among nations that contributed almost $850 million to government coffers in 2003-2004, about 48 percent of Uganda's budget. Since 1987, rich nations have bankrolled Uganda's economic recovery, which has been based on stability, market liberalisation and improved security in a country haunted by bloody memories of the late Idi Amin's dictatorship. Uganda's economy has grown by about 6 percent a year for more than a decade. British budget support is linked to reforms, officials say, including setting up rules for multiparty competition and separating state organs from Museveni's "no-party" Movement...
  • Orthodox Great Friday, April 30

    04/28/2005 4:56:13 PM PDT · by Kolokotronis · 10 replies · 374+ views
    Greek Orthodox Archdiocese ^ | 2002 | Rev. Alkiviadis Calivas
    On Great Friday the Church remembers the ineffable mystery of Christ's death. Death -tormenting, indiscriminate, universal - casts its cruel shadow over all creation. It is the silent companion of life. It is present in everything, ready to stifle and impose limits upon all things. The fear of death causes anguish and despair. It shackles us to the appearances of life and makes rebellion and sin erupt in us (Heb 2.14-15). The Scriptures assure us that "God did not make death, and He does not delight in the death of the living, for He created all things that they might...
  • Russian Orthodox Patriarch Reacts to Election of Benedict XVI

    04/26/2005 10:19:24 AM PDT · by TaxachusettsMan · 429 replies · 4,530+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | April 25, 2005 | Stacy Meichtry
    "We don't know if that's going to affect (relations) with the Russian Orthodox church. The future will show," Interfax new agency quoted Patriarch Alexy II as saying. Metropolitan Kirill, a senior official in the Russian Orthodox church, attended the meeting with Benedict on Alexy's behalf. Alexy ruled out the possibility of inviting Benedict to Russia in the near future, calling on the new pope to address the proselytizing of Orthodox followers by Catholic missionaries that he alleges went on during John Paul's reign. These accusations led Alexy to block John Paul from visiting Russia in 2004, ending the late pontiff's...
  • NOVENDIALES - Day 7 - Thursday 14 April. For the Oriental Churches.

    04/14/2005 12:19:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 533+ views
    EWTN & Yahoo News ^ | aPRIL 14, 2005
    Divine Liturgy in the Maronite Rite. Principal Celebrant: His Beatitude Pierre Nasrallah Cardinal Sfeir, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites. Lebanese Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir celebrates mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Ukrainian Cardinal Lubomyr Husar (L), Lebanese Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir (C), and Syrian Cardinal Ignace Moussa I Daoud attend a mass at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City April 14, 2005. Cardinal Pierre Sfeir Nasrallah, Patriarch of the Antioch for Maronites, left, and Cardinal Lubomyr Husar from Ukraine, right, celebrate a Mass for Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, April...
  • Prayers of Eastern Christian Churches at the Papal Funeral

    04/08/2005 8:21:07 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 62 replies · 2,102+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/8/2005 | n/a
    Click on the link above the watch and hear the Prayers by the Eastern Churches at the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
  • The importance of understanding Eastern Christianity

    03/29/2005 4:30:35 PM PST · by NYer · 49 replies · 1,176+ views
    University Concourse ^ | October 2000 | Anthony T. Dragani
    For the past several years I have witnessed an ongoing crisis of identity within the Roman Catholic Church, which is evident even on the campus of Franciscan University. Often reduced to the battle between "Conservatives" versus "Progressives" or "Traditionalists" versus "Charismatics," the issues involved are multifaceted and complex. I have tried to make my own contribution to this debate, with varying degrees of success. Now I'd like to address it from a new perspective, i.e. as a kind of outsider, for that is indeed what I have become. I am an Eastern Christian. While gladly submitting to the authority of...
  • Pentagon Seeking Leeway Overseas Operations Could Bypass Envoys

    02/24/2005 4:30:24 PM PST · by motomosanto · 9 replies · 314+ views
    Washingtonpost ^ | February 24, 2005 | Ann Scott Tyson and Dana Priest
    The Pentagon is promoting a global counterterrorism plan that would allow Special Operations forces to enter a foreign country to conduct military operations without explicit concurrence from the U.S. ambassador there, administration officials familiar with the plan said. The plan would weaken the long-standing "chief of mission" authority under which the U.S. ambassador, as the president's top representative in a foreign country, decides whether to grant entry to U.S. government personnel based on political and diplomatic considerations. The Special Operations missions envisioned in the plan would largely be secret, known to only a handful of officials from the foreign country,...
  • Islam, Orthodoxy, and Protestants

    02/07/2005 9:05:30 AM PST · by skellmeyer · 221 replies · 2,347+ views
    Bridegroom Press ^ | Steve Kellmeyer
    Roughly half of America dislike everything George Bush says, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t the President of the United States. This is a point too few people keep in mind. Take, for instance, the example of Stas, a very nice Orthodox man, who read my recent piece on concerning the Muslim reporter who implicitly threatened to kill me and nuke America. He thought the piece excellent except for my statement that the Pope was the head of Christianity: “As for the Pope, 1 billion various protestants and 300 million Orthodox don't follow his words and that's half of Christianity.”...