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  • Phyllis Schlafly Turns 90 Today

    08/15/2014 10:49:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2014 | Jeff Lipkes
    Very few individuals who were not politicians or generals have had a major impact on American political history. Phyllis Schlafly is one of the exceptions. Twice. In 1964, she helped launch the grass-roots conservative movement that flourishes today, transformed by the internet, and in 1972 she inaugurated what came to be called “social conservatism.” More than any other individual, she was responsible for the nomination of Barry Goldwater, and thus, indirectly, Ronald Reagan. And virtually single-handedly, she defeated the so-called Equal Rights Amendment. Schlafly was born 90 years ago today in St. Louis, the daughter of John and Odile Stewart....
  • Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthy (reelection problems)

    06/19/2012 2:52:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/19/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthyBy Alexander Bolton - 06/19/12 05:00 AM ET A growing number of Senate Democrats are signaling they are not prepared to raise taxes on anyone in the weak economy unless Congress approves a grand bargain to reduce the deficit. At least seven Democratic senators have declined to rule out supporting a temporary extension of the Bush-era income tax rates, breaking with party leaders who have called for letting the rates expire for people earning more than $1 million per year. That gives Senate Republicans a chance to push a temporary extension...
  • Women in the U.S. Military: Growing Share, Distinctive Profile

    12/22/2011 8:20:30 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Pew Research Center ^ | 12/22/11 | Eileen Patten and Kim Parker
    The women who serve in today’s military differ from the men who serve in a number of ways. Compared with their male counterparts, a greater share of military women are black and a smaller share are married. Also, women veterans of the post-9/11 era are less likely than men to have served in combat and more likely to be critical of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In other ways, however, military women are not different from military men: they are just as likely to be officers; they joined the armed services for similar reasons; and post-9/11 veterans of both...
  • Obama ends shuttle era, says he will live to see Man on Mars

    07/08/2011 4:27:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/8/11 | Ann Compton
    Barack Obama was eight years old when Neil Armstrong made his “one small step for Man” on the face of the Moon, and now as President, Obama has told NASA: “been there, done that.” Instead of aiming toward creation of a base on the Moon, as envisioned by his predecessor, President Obama wants to target deep space. “We’ve set a goal to let’s ultimately get to Mars. A good pit stop is an asteroid,” the President explained at a townhall meeting this week. “Let’s start stretching the boundaries
  • Women Are Equal (Congresswoman Maloney [D-NY] wants to reintroduce ERA)

    05/26/2011 4:54:47 PM PDT · by Category Four · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/26/2011 | Category Four
    Women Are Equal ... an attempt to resurrect ERA.
  • Phil Collins says he's not retiring

    03/07/2011 8:43:21 PM PST · by Flavius · 40 replies
    upi ^ | 3/7/11 | upi
    LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Phil Collins' publicist says the British pop star is not retiring from music, despite remarks he made to a magazine suggesting he intends to. The 60-year-old former Genesis lead singer and drummer is quoted in an article in FHM as saying decades of vigorous performances has left his back aching and his hearing poor. He said it even hurts his hands to hold his drum sticks. "I don't really belong to that world and I don't think anyone's going to miss me," Collins is quoted as saying in the interview. "I'm much happier just...
  • America 1935 - 1939

    01/20/2011 8:34:09 AM PST · by Vendome · 8 replies
    Dave Weinbaum ^ | 1/20/2011 | Dave Weinbaum
    So I was over at Dave Weinbaum's site and he has an amazing pictorial of depression era photo's. The quality is superb but illustrates through pictures the life of those who found themselves in a place they didn't imagine but, doing what they could to survive, eek out some sort of living and care for their children.
  • Women's Rights Must Be Guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution [The National Organization for Women]

    01/06/2011 4:56:33 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Women's Rights Must Be Guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution We won't stand for sexists like Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia interpreting women's rights as unprotected in the U.S. Constitution. In a recent interview, Scalia erroneously stated that women are not protected under the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause. Right now, five justices have the power to pick and choose when women should be considered full citizens. And that's not right. We need to add an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution that will guarantee women and men equal status under the law. I stand with NOW today to demand that...
  • Era of Obama rhetoric is over

    06/16/2010 7:33:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1,279+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 6/16/10 | editor
    President Obama's Oval Office speech Tuesday marked the end of an era -- an era in which at least half the population believed any crisis could be defused by one man's supposed rhetorical genius and personal charisma. The derisive reception of President Obama's Tuesday night speech from the Oval Office on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill makes it clear that Obama's sweet voice no longer suffices, not even for his biggest boosters.
  • Conn AG Blumenthal defends Vietnam-era service

    05/17/2010 9:09:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 1,012+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2010 | SUSAN HAIGH
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal is defending himself against a report he misstated his military service in Vietnam. Blumenthal's campaign on Monday night called a report on the New York Times website, which includes video of him at a 2008 event saying he had served "in Vietnam," an "outrageous distortion" on his record.
  • King David Era Pottery Shard Supports Biblical Narrative

    01/08/2010 10:11:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1,143+ views
    INN ^ | 1/8/10 | Avi Yellin
    (IsraelNN.com) A breakthrough in the research of the Hebrew Scriptures has shed new light on the period in which the Bible books of the Prophets were written. Professor Gershon Galil of the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Haifa has deciphered an inscription dating from the 10th century BCE (the period of King David’s reign) and has proven the inscription to be ancient Hebrew, thus making it the earliest known example of Hebrew writing. The significance of this breakthrough relates to the fact that at least some of the Biblical scriptures are now proven to have been composed...
  • Colonial-era skull to get military burial in Conn.

    11/25/2009 8:45:57 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 698+ views
    hosted ^ | Nov 25
    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Colonial-era skull believed to belong to a Revolutionary War soldier is set to be reburied in Connecticut with full military honors. The unidentified skull was discovered in the 1840s when railroad tracks were being laid near where 46 soldiers died of smallpox. British troops had captured the soldiers in 1776 and abandoned them by what is now Milford Cemetery. Experts have determined the skull belonged to a man of European descent who was between 25 and 35 years old....
  • Lonewolf Diaries: The Obama Era is Over

    09/08/2009 9:43:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1,276+ views
    breitbart ^ | 9/8/09 | Steven Crowder
  • The Soviet era memo showing Ted Kennedy working against American interests

    08/29/2009 10:05:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 920+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/29/2009 | Rick Moran
    Some would go farther and say that the memorandum from Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB that was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR, outlining a secret proposal made by Senator Ted Kennedy to the Soviets to help them "understand Reagan" in return for their help in making him president, constitutes treason. It's not a word to throw around lightly and the reason I refrain from using it is because I am unsure Kennedy's actions meet the definition. Kennedy was not in direct contact with Andropov, using his good friend John Tunney, former...
  • 50 Reasons Why We Are Living In The End Times: Part 1

    07/25/2009 2:40:04 AM PDT · by Quix · 1,694 replies · 12,995+ views
    Lamb and Lion Ministries Blog ^ | 13 JULY 2009 | Dr. David R. Reagan
    The Bible says we cannot know the time of the Lord's return (Matthew 25:13). But the Scriptures make it equally clear that we can know the season of the Lord's return (1 Thessalonians 5:2-6):"You yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night... But you brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night or darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be...
  • A Cure for Obese Government

    03/30/2009 7:12:40 AM PDT · by Mack E. O-Velly · 6 replies · 413+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 29, 2009 | Roger Banks
    Medical experts confirm that a procedure known as gastric bypass surgery can lead to dramatic improvements to weight and overall health. . . . . In the case of government obesity, the bypass would entail the detachment of the fiscal alimentary tract from the endless entrails of superfluous federal agencies, where trillions of taxpayer funds are currently absorbed and excreted in wasteful government programs. Instead, a new incision would be made just below the gullet of the IRS and revenue would be routed exclusively to essential functions -- those that provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and...
  • Equal Rights measure splitting lawmakers in Senate committee (Push to ratify ERA)

    03/06/2009 6:42:47 PM PST · by PAR35 · 6 replies · 631+ views
    Arkansas Demorcrat Gazette ^ | 3/3/09 | BY SETH BLOMELEY AND MICHAEL R. WICKLINE
    The sponsor of a resolution to have Arkansas adopt a proposed U.S. constitutional amendment for equal rights for women says she's struggling to find enough votes in the face of strong opposition. Senate Joint Resolution 12 would have Arkansas ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. ....
  • Biblical Era Royal Seals Found in Jerusalem Hills

    02/23/2009 3:07:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 805+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/23/09 | Maayana Miskin
    (IsraelNN.com) The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced the discovery of royal seal impressions from the times of the First and Second Temples. The finds were made at a site in the southern Jerusalem hills. The seal impressions are believed to date back to the time of King Hezekiah, who ruled over Judea in the late eighth century BCE. Four “LMLK”-type seals were found, as were seals from high-ranking administrators Ahimelech ben Amadyahu and Yehokhil ben Shahar. One seal impression combined the LMLK-type seal and the seal of Yehokhil, an occurrence that archaeologists confirmed is highly unusual. A later inscription, estimated...
  • Sarah Palin brings the Hillary Clinton era to an end

    09/06/2008 12:36:51 PM PDT · by CaraM · 153 replies · 579+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 6 Sept 2008 | Anne Applebaum
    Whether or not Sarah Palin wins, for American women, politics will never be the same again, says Anne Applebaum. .....The interest in her (Palin) and her life story is no fluke, either. Following the failure of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, Palin is suddenly, and flamboyantly, the most prominent female politician in the country. At age 44, she is also the most prominent representative of her generation of women – a generation which already looks set to be different, in important ways, from its predecessors. Unlike Hillary and her contemporaries, the women of Palin’s generation are not feminists, but rather post-feminist. Born...
  • Median Era Ring Discovered In Iran

    11/11/2007 2:24:09 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 1,946+ views
    PressTV.IR ^ | 11-10-2007
    Median era ring discovered in Iran Sat, 10 Nov 2007 09:56:15 A Faravahar, a symbol of Zoroastrianism A unique ring belonging to the Median era adorned with a carved Farvahar, a symbol of Zoroastrianism, has been found in western Iran. Archeological excavations in Iran's western province of Lorestan resulted in the discovery of a ring which dates back to the Bronze Age and is decorated with a symbol of Zoroastrianism. The figure in the Farvahar is wearing Mede attire and a hat. The long-bearded man is facing the left as he emerges from the Sun. Wide open wings are seen...
  • The Real Romney? (Video)

    09/04/2007 11:35:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies · 1,798+ views
    YouTube ^ | 1/9/07
    Very damaging video on Mitt Romney, in his own words....
  • Fear Factor: Why Is Giving Equality To Women Such A Threat To Will, Limbaugh (ERA Pitch Barf Alert)

    05/21/2007 6:19:37 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies · 1,075+ views
    05/21/2007 | V.B Price
    On a recent radio diatribe, Limbaugh gives mouth to the core brutality and idiocy of women-hating in certain circles of far-right America. Limbaugh blasts feminists while grousing and lamenting how hard it is for him to find a good, old-fashioned gal anymore to cook and clean and genuflect for him. Limbaugh says that feminism and the ERA are supported only by what he calls "ugly women and lesbians," whom he accuses of not being able to make it on their own. This comes from the same guy who once compared the looks of a 12-year-old girl named Chelsea Clinton to...
  • North Shore feminists reflect on 35-year-old fight (barf alert)

    04/23/2007 3:53:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies · 208+ views
    Gloucester Times ^ | April 21, 2007 | Martina Brendel
    Muriel Zaginailoff still remembers standing outside Memorial Middle School in Beverly on Election Day in 1976 holding a sign urging voters to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. “We were so electrified with the opportunity,” said Zaginailoff, who was president of the Beverly League of Women Voters at the time. A lot has changed since Zaginailoff stood outside on that chilly November morning. Women now make up nearly 60 percent of college graduates and have risen to positions of national leadership in business and government. Zaginailoff, then a homemaker and mother of two, was part of that trend. She entered the...
  • The Return Of The Women's Equality Amendment (Ashley Herzog Debunks Femi-nazi Craziness Alert)

    04/09/2007 10:20:43 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 813+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 04/10/2007 | Ashley Herzog
    The Return Of The Women's Equality Amendment By Ashley Herzog April 10, 2007 I didn't plan on writing another column about feminism, but I keep discovering more examples of pernicious ideas the so-called "women's rights activists" are pushing on society. Last week, the Democrat-controlled Congress reintroduced the long-dead Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which gained popular support in the 1970s but died when Americans found out what it actually entailed. Thirty years later, feminists in Congress seem to think we've forgotten. The language of the ERA, now renamed the Women's Equality Amendment, is deceptively simple: "equality of rights under the law...
  • 'Equal rights' for women: wrong then, wrong now

    04/09/2007 4:15:59 AM PDT · by Princip. Conservative · 24 replies · 1,385+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY
    NEARLY 25 years after the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment, feminists and their political supporters, who now control Congress, are back at it. Last month, the constitutional measure, now dubbed the Women's Equality Amendment, was reintroduced in the Senate and House, and its prospects, according to one advocate, "are better now than they have been in a very, very long time." But ERA Retro is doomed. -- SNIP -- In 1971, the women's liberation movement burst on the scene and became the darling of the media. Its leaders demanded a gender-neutral society in which men and women would be...
  • ERA: Old Dogs Never Die

    03/30/2007 6:46:56 AM PDT · by restornu · 26 replies · 164+ views
    Familyleader.net ^ | March 2007 | Maurine Proctor
    Some issues ought to stay comfortably and securely buried, but the Equal Rights Amendment just keeps rearing its ugly head. It is the tired, but dangerous amendment that refuses to die. This week a bill to restart the ratification process of the ERA was introduced into the House by New York Democrat Carolyn B. Maloney and 194 co-sponsors. House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers said he will hold hearings on it and lawmakers backing it say they will bring it to a vote. "We're going to win it now. We've got the votes, Rep. Maloney told a group of cheering...
  • Congressional Equal Rights Amendment Would Promote Abortion, Funding

    03/27/2007 4:20:38 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 569+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/27/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Equal rights for women is a concept Americans would easily support. But, a constitutional amendment Congressional Democrats have reintroduced to enshrine it is nothing more than a phony attempt to promote abortion, pro-life groups say.Leading abortion advocates, including Sens. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts and Barbara Boxer of California as well as Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jarrold Nadler of New York, are joining with the Feminist Majority Foundation to reintroduce the Equal Rights Amendment today.The ERA passed Congress in 1972 but lapsed in 1982 when it fell three states short of ratification. The lawmakers will reintroduce the...
  • ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) Defeated! Arkansas Votes NO on ERA by a narrow margin!

    02/07/2007 11:37:56 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 3 replies · 766+ views
    Video Footage of HJR1002 ERA before the committee. ERA would give liberals more power to sue for their agenda. Here's the link were you can research: Arkansas Assembly These are youtube videos that are about 10 minutes long. Video1 Video2 Video3 Video4 Video5 Video6 Video7(the vote!)
  • The ERA: IT Serves You 'Rights' (From the FRC newsletter - time sensitive for Arkansas)

    02/06/2007 4:19:27 PM PST · by right-wingin_It · 2 replies · 299+ views
    FRC Newsletter ^ | Feb. 06, 2007 | Tony Perkins
    Instead of lobbying for special rights in the face of growing opposition, the Left is promoting legislation that would quietly usher in their agenda through the backdoor at the state level.Arkansas is facing a powerful challenge by anti-family groups lobbying for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which, until recently, was a largely irrelevant piece of feminist propaganda dating back to the early 1970s. Now, state Rep. Lindsley Smith (D) is dusting off the amendment in a campaign to "protect women," when in fact, the U.S. Constitution already does so. Smith is pushing her state to ratify the ERA, which seeks...
  • Liberals Push Women's Treaty

    01/31/2007 7:55:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 584+ views
    Citizen Link ^ | 01.31.07 | Pete Winn
    Document gives U.N. committee authority to dictate family policy. Senate Democrats may be on the verge of resurrecting a treaty that could be used to require U.S. compliance with liberal policies, such as a right to abortion and legalization of prostitution.  The treaty -- the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women  (CEDAW)  -- was signed by President Carter in 1980, but was never ratified by the U.S. Senate and has been in limbo ever since.  More than 180 countries have ratified the treaty, which established a United Nations committee to monitor participation in CEDAW ....
  • When mommy goes off to war, it's rough on kids [sickening]

    11/29/2006 8:36:31 AM PST · by XR7 · 301 replies · 4,932+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 11/28/06 | Donna St. George
    HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. — When they called her name, she could not move. Sgt. Leana Nishimura intended to walk up proudly, shake the dignitaries' hands and accept their honors for her service in Iraq — a special coin, a lapel pin, a glass-encased U.S. flag. But her son clung to her leg. He cried and held tight...T.J. was 9, her oldest child, and although eight months had passed since she had returned from the war zone, he was still upset by anything that reminded him of her deployment... The faraway move to live with his grandmother. The months that...
  • End of an era? (Jerry West)

    11/23/2006 3:56:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 253+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11-23-2006 | Marty Burns
    He was one of the NBA's all-time great players. He has been one of its most successful GMs. Legend has it that his silhouette is even used as the league logo. So when Jerry West faces an uncertain future, it's news. West, 68, is in the final year of his contract as Grizzlies president of basketball operations. The man who brought him to Memphis five-and-a-half years ago, Michael Heisley, is in the process of selling the team. So far there is no guarantee the new owners will keep West around to run the show. Speculation around the NBA is that...
  • Forty Years of Feminism: Nag, nag, nag (report from NOW's 40th anniversary conference)

    08/07/2006 8:32:01 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 16 replies · 919+ views
    Weekly Standard column ^ | Sunday August 6th, 2006 | Allison Kasic
    Albany LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES into the opening ceremony of the National Organization for Women's 40th Anniversary Con ference here, New York state NOW president Marcia Pappas announces that we are present at a "herstoric event." They really do talk like that. NOW, of course, is the nation's largest feminist organization. Founded in 1966, it reached the apex of its visibility and influence in the late 1970s and early '80s, when it went all out for the Equal Rights Amendment--and lost to Phyllis Schlafly's conservative legions. Today, weakened and marginalized, it staggers on, attempting to recapture the old fire. But...
  • Australia Accused Of Returning To Convict Ship Era

    08/03/2006 7:10:41 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 485+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-4-2006 | Nick Squires
    Australia accused of returning to convict ship era By Nick Squires in Cairns (Filed: 04/08/2006) Australia plans to use an armed prison ship to hold illegal fishermen and "boat people" in a move that critics say smacks of the country's convict origins. Under the plan, naval and customs patrol boats will no longer have to return to port to deposit asylum seekers and poachers detained at sea. "The vessel will have the capability to remain at sea for extended periods and operate independently in waters around Australia," said Chris Ellison, the customs minister. Terry O'Gorman, the president of the Australian...
  • Newfound Reptile Swam in Dinosaur Era (Umoonasaurus - 'Killer whales of the Jurassic')

    07/07/2006 12:57:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,330+ views
    LiveScience.com on yahoo ^ | 7/7/06 | Ker Than
    Scientists have identified a new species of ancient aquatic reptile that swam the seas when dinosaurs still ruled the Earth. Dubbed Umoonasaurus, the creature lived in waters off the coast of what is now Australia 115 million years ago, when the continent was located much closer to Antarctica than it is now. Plesiosaurs were large marine reptiles that had stocky, barrel-shaped bodies, short tails and paddle-like limbs. Some had long, slender necks, while others had short, squat ones. What made Umoonasaurus stand out from other plesiosaurs were a series of high, thin crests on its head and numerous fused vertebrae...
  • Freepers! VOTE NO to the Resurrected ERA

    06/11/2006 3:40:26 PM PDT · by mission9 · 19 replies · 571+ views
    The Republican Party of Florida is looking for one hundred ideas for a Legislative agenda. Do you believe that ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution should be one of them? This Amendment has had its ratification period extended by Congress many times in the last few decades, yet Florida and a handful of other states now block the ratification for the entire nation. The time is now, the call to action cannot be made any louder. What harm could this little amendment do? How about making unconstitutional every law that acknowledges a distinction between men and women, from...
  • Only rich need apply - California's Era of Millionaire Candidates

    04/05/2006 9:21:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 315+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/5/06 | Aaron C. Davis
    SACRAMENTO - After decades of wealthy and wealthier candidates running for governor, voters may this year glimpse the future of California politics: Mega-millionaires -- perhaps only mega-millionaires -- cracking open their checkbooks for a chance to run the Golden State. California has had its share of the rich running for office, but never quite like this year's governor's race, in which all three major candidates have amassed personal fortunes. Combined, movie star Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- believed to be the richest governor in the nation -- former eBay executive turned Controller Steve Westly and former real estate developer turned state...
  • Evolution Persisted In Agricultural Era

    03/19/2006 3:22:32 PM PST · by blam · 69 replies · 1,209+ views
    Science News ^ | 3-18-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Evolution persisted in agricultural era Bruce Bower Natural selection continued to sculpt humanity's genetic identity after the Stone Age gave way to farming around 11,000 years ago, according to a new DNA analysis. A team led by Jonathan K. Pritchard of the University of Chicago identified survival-enhancing gene variants that began spreading through human populations between roughly 10,800 and 6,600 years ago. The scientists scanned the genomes of 89 East Asians, 60 Europeans, and 60 Africans to find DNA stretches recently affected by natural selection. Their technique exploits the tendency of DNA regions containing advantageous genes to spread quickly through...
  • Veterans restore Vietnam era workhorse (Memory Lane with the UH-34D "Ugly Angel")

    03/08/2006 6:34:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 1,944+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Randall A. Clinton
    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. (March 8, 2006) -- During the early 1960’s, when Marines needed transportation to or from combat zones, they didn’t call in MV-22’s. For the Marines on the frontlines in Vietnam, their savior was the UH-34D, ancestor of the CH-46E and the MV-22. At the stand-up ceremony for Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-263, the first operational MV-22 Osprey squadron, Marines from the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron-361 Veterans Association displayed a piece of the squadron’s past, a static display of a fully restored, operational UH-34D. The UH-34D was flown by HMM-361 along with other Marine squadrons...
  • What Makes a President Era-Worthy?

    02/25/2006 1:46:13 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 20 replies · 668+ views
    Universal Press Syndicate ^ | February 25, 2006 | David M. Shribman
    Will we in the future look back upon a George W. Bush era or merely a George W. Bush presidency? This is a question that is almost never asked of a single-term president. The most significant one-term president may have been the often-forgotten, often-misunderstood James K. Polk. In four years he signed a treaty with Great Britain over the Oregon territory, prosecuted the controversial Mexican War, brought down tariff rates, appointed two associate justices to the Supreme Court, and presided over the incorporation of Texas, Iowa and Wisconsin into the Union. And yet no one has ever spoken of the...
  • Archaeologists unearth Alexander the Great era wall - ancient Macedonian city, Dion

    02/17/2006 7:23:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 620+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/17/06 | AFP
    ATHENS (AFP) - Greek archaeologists excavating an ancient Macedonian city in the foothills of Mount Olympus have uncovered a 2,600-metre defensive wall whose design was "inspired by the glories of Alexander the Great," the site supervisor said Thursday. Built into the wall were dozens of fragments from statues honouring ancient Greek gods, including Zeus, Hephaestus and possibly Dionysus, archaeologist Dimitrios Pantermalis told a conference in the northern port city of Salonika, according to the Athens News Agency. Early work on the fortification is believed to have begun under Cassander, the fourth-century BC king of Macedon who succeeded Alexander the Great....
  • Phyllis Schlafly Was Right

    02/08/2006 2:45:53 PM PST · by Paul Ross · 70 replies · 2,090+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 8, 2006 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    February 08, 2006, 7:54 a.m. Phyllis Schlafly Was Right Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, February 8, 2006The woman has earned a few “I Told You So”s. Most of America's girls typically don't get to celebrate Phyllis Schlafly during "Women's History Month," but they should. Mrs. Schlafly not only had the right idea when she fought the Equal Rights Amendment during the 70s, but predictions she made back then are still accurate today. Schlafly, of course, was head of the National Committee to Stop ERA. And stop it she did — the U.S. Constitution was not amended. She argued that...
  • In Maryland, a Bait-and-Switch

    02/05/2006 12:57:58 PM PST · by DBeers · 19 replies · 660+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 5, 2006 | Tim Maloney
    In 1972 Marylanders voted to adopt the state's Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which provides that "equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged or denied because of sex." Notably, the voters said "sex," not "sexual orientation." That distinction -- between gender and orientation -- was lost in Baltimore City Circuit Judge M. Brooke Murdock's 20-page opinion invalidating Maryland's law that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman [front page, Jan. 21]. The ERA debates of the 1970s focused on ending legal distinctions between men and women, not on legal distinctions between heterosexuals and homosexuals....
  • NMLRA Longhunter Begins A New Era

    02/03/2006 3:43:43 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 1,817+ views
    http://www.nmlra.org/ ^ | 2 1 06 | http://www.nmlra.org/
    The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association has announced the appointment of Dave Ehrig as chairman of the Longhunter Committee and the NMLRA Longhunter Muzzleloading Big Game Records Program. Since 1988, the NMLRA Longhunter Committee and staff have maintained a trophy measuring, scoring, and record-keeping program for North American big game animals taken with muzzleloading firearms. The fourth edition of The Longhunter Muzzleloading Big Game Record Book, which includes all qualifying animals taken since the program’s inception, was recently released. Mr. Ehrig is well known among muzzleloading enthusiasts and others in the black powder shooting industry. Known as "Pennsylvania’s Mr. Black...
  • SCHLAFLY'S INSURGENCY

    01/09/2006 2:20:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 1,284+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 8, 2006 | JOHN J. MILLER
    WHO was the most consequential woman in American politics during the 20th century? Betty Friedan? Sorry, but most of today's young women probably think "Feminine Mystique" is a perfume. Geraldine Ferraro? Nice try. Hillary Clinton? She'll ultimately be judged for her 21st-century accomplishments, or lack thereof. A good case might be made for Eleanor Roosevelt, though FDR's wife is perhaps more iconic than significant.Then there's Phyllis Schlafly, the leading lady of American conservatism. As a renowned anti-feminist during feminism's heyday in the 1970s, she was said to be out of touch with her times. But it turns out that she...
  • 2 Protesters Arrested After Going Topless

    11/08/2005 10:57:45 AM PST · by misterrob · 79 replies · 4,348+ views
    LA Slimes ^ | 11/08/05 | Evan Halper
    The Breasts Not Bombs members had been warned to keep their shirts on at the Capitol demonstration against governor's initiatives. By Evan Halper, Times Staff Writer SACRAMENTO — Police arrested two members of an organization called Breasts Not Bombs after they removed their tops during a protest on the steps of the state Capitol on Monday afternoon. The women, who were protesting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's ballot measures for today's special election, took off their shirts despite warnings from the California Highway Patrol last week that doing so would lead to their arrests — and possibly their inclusion on the state's...
  • Men are too rough to train with, Army tells women

    11/06/2005 5:53:18 PM PST · by Plainsman · 62 replies · 1,683+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 6, 2005 | Andrew Wilks
    The Army is abandoning mixed-sex training units because too many female recruits are getting injured trying to keep up with their male counterparts. From next April, women will be placed in their own platoons and although the training regime will remain the same, it will be conducted at a pace 'sustainable and commensurate with their physical profile'. Army chiefs hope the changes will greatly reduce drop-out rates among women after research showed female recruits are up to nine times more likely than men to be discharged through a training-related injury. Dr James Bilzon, the Army Training and Recruitment Agency's senior...
  • Khajeh Mountain, Biggest Unbaked Mud Architecture Of Parthian Era

    11/04/2005 3:08:13 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 656+ views
    Payvand ^ | 11-3-2005
    11/3/05 Khajeh mountain, biggest unbaked mud architecture of Parthian era Zahedan, Sistan-Baluchestan prov, Nov 2, IRNA-Khajeh Mountain Complex, the biggest model of unbaked mud architecture remaining in Sistan area, is one of the most remarkable relics of the Parthian, Sassanid and Islamic eras. It is the only natural height left behind in Sistan area, where a palace, fire temple, pilgrimage center called Khajeh Mehdi and graveyard reminiscent of the past are still in good condition. The trapezoid-shaped basalt lava, situated 609 meters from the sea level, with a diameter ranging from two to 2.5 kilometers stands 17 kms to the...
  • Conservatives' first lady sparked pro-family effort

    10/07/2005 11:30:09 AM PDT · by JZelle · 3 replies · 362+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-7-05 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    ST. LOUIS -- Few living Americans have done as much to shape the nation's direction as Phyllis Schlafly, who is arguably the most important woman in American political history. She is the suburban housewife turned best-selling author who heralded conservative Sen. Barry Goldwater's 1964 Republican presidential campaign as "A Choice, Not an Echo," followed up by becoming an authority on nuclear-missile defense and then, in a stunning upset, led the forces that defeated the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). When asked about her greatest accomplishments, however, Mrs. Schlafly takes care to mention perhaps the most important lesson of her long career...
  • UK docs say ban long kitchen knives (folks, I am not making this up)

    05/27/2005 3:50:28 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 25 replies · 783+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 27, 2005 | WorldNetDaily.com
    It's time to ban long kitchen knives because they serve no good purpose except as weapons, write doctors in the British Medical Journal. The doctors, as part of their research into ways to reduce violence, say they consulted with leading chefs who said long knives were not needed for cooking.