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  • Astronomers confirm contamination by stardust in detection of sky ripples

    09/28/2014 10:47:34 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    The Tech ^ | 9-26-14 | Dennis Overbye
    Stardust got in their eyes. In the spring a group of astronomers who go by the name of BICEP announced they had detected ripples in the sky, gravitational waves that were the opening notes of the Big Bang. The finding was heralded as potentially the greatest discovery of the admittedly young century, but some outside astronomers said the group had underestimated the extent to which interstellar dust could have contaminated the results - a possibility that the group conceded in its official report in June. Now a long-awaited report by astronomers using data from the European Space Agency’s Planck satellite...
  • The Thousand Year Reign of Christ on Earth: Is it Biblical?

    03/14/2014 4:23:52 PM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 146 replies
    Mar 14, 2014 | PhilipFreneau
    The Thousand Year Reign of Christ on Earth: Is it Biblical? This is the passage in question: "And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished....
  • Does the Earth Abide Forever, Like the Bible Says?

    03/16/2014 6:46:27 PM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 157 replies
    March 16, 2014 | PhilipFreneau
    Does the Earth Abide Forever, Like the Bible Says? Many Christian doctrines take the following passage literally: "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea." (Rev 21:1 KJV) Some even believe there will literally be no seas/oceans in the "new earth!" But there are many other verses that seem to contradict Rev 21:1, as follows: "One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever." (Eccl 1:4 KJV) "Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my...
  • Patty Murray: 'Technical error' that cuts disabled veterans benefits will be fixed

    12/18/2013 12:58:18 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/18/2013 | Sean Lengell
    Sen. Patty Murray said a "technical error" in the bipartisan budget deal accidentally would cut pension benefits for retired disabled military veterans, but vowed the problem will be fixed immediately. The Washington state Democrat, who brokered the deal with Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., took to the Senate floor Wednesday and promised the "unintended inclusion" would be remedied before the chamber votes on the bill and that benefits for disabled military pensioners wouldn't be cut. "All of us know that our disabled veterans have made tremendous sacrifices for our nation and deserve the peace of mind that their benefits will not...
  • Two bystanders struck by NYPD cops opening fire on suspect near Times Square

    09/14/2013 9:18:29 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 95 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/14/13 | THOMAS TRACY AND RICH SCHAPIRO
    The 35-year-old man police were aiming for was acting erratically around the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 42nd St. and 8th Ave., sources say. Witnesses heard four shots, and two women, ages 54 and 35, were struck.
  • CBS Anchor: 'We Are Getting Big Stories Wrong, Over and Over Again'

    05/11/2013 9:48:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 82 replies
    CBS Anchor: 'We Are Getting Big Stories Wrong, Over and Over Again' "Our house is on fire." Daniel Halper May 11, 2013 12:09 PM CBS anchor Scott Pelley said at a speech at Quinnipiac University that journalists "are getting big stories wrong, over and over again." "Our house is on fire," said Pelley. The video of Pelley's speech is courtesy of "These have been a bad few months for journalism," he added. "We're getting the big stories wrong, over and over again." The CBS newsreader was quick to take at least partial blame. "Let me take the first arrow:...
  • Google Street View discovers new cat species!

    05/09/2013 11:54:00 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies ^ | 2 days ago by | Google Street View Guy in Countries
    It’s Felis bipedus, spotted on Google Street View
  • George Soros, enigmatic financier, liberal philanthropist dies at XX

    04/18/2013 2:55:13 PM PDT · by tje · 57 replies
    Rooters ^ | Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:41pm EDT | Todd Eastham
    Reuters) - George Soros, who died XXX at age XXX, was a predatory and hugely successful financier and investor, who argued paradoxically for years against the same sort of free-wheeling capitalism that made him billions.
  • What The Hell Is Wrong With Free Republic!?!?!?

    11/04/2012 7:10:42 PM PST · by CWW · 228 replies
    Vanity | 11/05/2012 | Cww
    This site has been a frustrating disaster for the last week. What the he'll is going on? I can't get the page to load but 1 of 4 attempts. I'm about to give up, and I've been a member since 1998. Please tell me this will be fixed before Tuesday!!
  • Politico website wierdness

    08/23/2012 2:15:12 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 3 replies
    Aug 23, 2012 | BillyBonebrake
    I occasionally post comments at the Politico website and make an equal number of freinds and enemies, which keeps it interesting. Now here's the rub: I am notified via my facebook account whenever there are replies to my comments. Each and every time I click back onto the article to see those replies there is a "webpage cannot be displayed" message where the comments on the article should appear. Today I hit the refresh button on the article and got attacked by a virus. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this when duking it out on politico. Is there...
  • computer error message with PDF files

    08/10/2012 5:38:58 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    me ^ | 8-10-12 | TurboZamboni
    error loading c:\usersAppData\local\temp\nsrBF3D.tmp\mlx3gkw.iln the specified module could not be found
  • A Sharp Rise in Retractions Prompts Calls for Reform

    04/17/2012 11:58:50 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 16, 2012 | CARL ZIMMER
    In the fall of 2010, Dr. Ferric C. Fang made an unsettling discovery. Dr. Fang, who is editor in chief of the journal Infection and Immunity, found that one of his authors had doctored several papers. It was a new experience for him. “Prior to that time,” he said in an interview, “Infection and Immunity had only retracted nine articles over a 40-year period.” The journal wound up retracting six of the papers from the author, Naoki Mori of the University of the Ryukyus in Japan. And it soon became clear that Infection and Immunity was hardly the only victim...
  • Mexican town celebrates Easter with ‘burning of the Jews’

    04/10/2012 2:26:42 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 50 replies via Drudge ^ | April 10, 2012, 6:28 pm | By Nathan Burstein
    A small Chiapas town ends its Holy Week observance by parading Jewish effigies through the streets, then setting them on fire. The world is full of charming Easter traditions, but this isn’t one of them. A newspaper in Mexico is detailing Sunday’s “burning of the Jews,” an annual tradition in Coita, a small town in the state of Chiapas. As part of the custom, locals spend the middle of their Holy Week making Jewish effigies — a reference to Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus before his crucifixion. The fake Jews are then displayed for three days in different...
  • NBC News Admits ‘Error’ In Editing George Zimmerman’s 911 Call, Apologizes

    04/03/2012 4:24:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 3, 2012 | Meenal Vamburkar
    NBC News has completed the internal investigation into the edited tape of George Zimmerman’s 911 call, which was aired on Today. The network admitted an “error” and apologized to viewers. The edited call was aired on Today, but was aired repeatedly — including during MSNBC segments about the Trayvon Martin case. NBC’s audio made it seem as though Zimmerman voluntarily offered that Martin looked suspicious because he was black. The unedited audio, The Hollywood Reporter notes, “reveals that Zimmerman didn’t mention Martin’s race until the 911 operator asked him, ‘Is he white, black or Hispanic?’” From The Hollywood Reporter: “During...
  • Christ at an Israeli Checkpoint

    02/20/2012 5:07:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 40 replies · 1+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 20, 2012 | Mark D. Tooley
    The Evangelical Left is hosting a “Christ at the Checkpoint” jamboree at the birthplace of Jesus Christ to identify the Savior with Palestinian liberation. This anti-Israeli mobilization will include leading evangelicals from the U.S. “We are not accusing the Israeli military of putting Jesus at a checkpoint,” insists one disingenuous spokesman, who complains that “some” critics will incomprehensibly interpret it that way. “This is a conference about empowering the Palestinian church.” If so, then why is the conference not less provocatively titled? Palestinian politicians are often accused of speaking sweetly about peace and co-existence in English to Western audiences but...
  • Breaking – Huge Error Rate In Same Day Election Registrations Found

    01/11/2012 3:31:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/11/12 | Brett Healy
    This report by a Wisconsin Tea Party group is absolutely shocking. MacIver News Service | January 11, 2012 | [Milwaukee, Wisc] A shocking new report by a Wisconsin Tea Party group raises serious questions about the diligence of poll workers in Milwaukee County. The group, Wisconsin Grandsons of Liberty, found errors on more than one third of all Election Day Registration forms completed for the April 5, 2011 election in Milwaukee County. “We discovered 3,739 forms with errors,” said Larry Gamble, the groups’ spokesperson. “That 33.7% error rate is high enough to question the entire election process and raises doubts...
  • What Really Happened Aboard Air France 447

    12/07/2011 9:55:38 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 66 replies
    For more than two years, the disappearance of Air France Flight 447 over the mid-Atlantic in the early hours of June 1, 2009, remained one of aviation's great mysteries. How could a technologically state-of-the art airliner simply vanish? With the wreckage and flight-data recorders lost beneath 2 miles of ocean, experts were forced to speculate using the only data available: a cryptic set of communications beamed automatically from the aircraft to the airline's maintenance center in France. As PM found in our cover story about the crash, published two years ago this month, the data implied that the plane had...
  • $2 trillion error in S&P calculations: US (treasury challenging)

    08/05/2011 8:37:42 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 66 replies
    The US Treasury has hit back against a Standard and Poor's downgrade of its AAA credit rating, saying there was a $2 trillion dollar error in the agency's calculations. "A judgment flawed by a 2 trillion dollar error speaks for itself," a Treasury spokesman said, just after the US lost its AAA rating for the first time ever and was downgraded to a AA+. *snip* Moody's and a third ratings agency, Fitch, say they continue to study the deficit plan to see if the US merits being kept in their ranks of AAA countries. Earlier, an official close to the...

    05/03/2011 2:08:32 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 60 replies
    self | May 03, 2011 | swampsniper
    I reformatted last weekend, now I'm getting this popup at random sites I try to open. Sometimes I can cycle things 2 or 3 times and access the page, sometimes I can't gain access.I know vista is a problem but I'm stuck with it for now.
  • BREAKING: Computer Error Could Give Prosser 7,381 More Votes, Victory

    04/07/2011 3:02:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/7/11 | Christian Schneider
    After Tuesday night’s Wisconsin Supreme Court election, a computer error in heavily Republican Waukesha County failed to send election results for the entire City of Brookfield to the Associated Press. The error, revealed today, would give incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser a net 7,381 votes against his challenger, attorney Joanne Kloppenburg. On Wednesday, Kloppenburg declared victory after the AP reported she finished the election with a 204-vote lead, out of nearly 1.5 million votes cast. On election night, AP results showed a turnout of 110,000 voters in Waukesha County — well short of the 180,000 voters that turned out...
  • "Meet The Press" Or Is It Meet The Misinformed?

    02/26/2011 1:03:59 PM PST · by Barry Secrest · 8 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 02/26/2011 | Barry Secrest
    While plying through a typical Sunday night routine, finishing the evening with a liberal dose of "Meet The Press" from my trusty DVR, I found myself amazed at a graphic display that seemed "slightly off" in its accuracy--to put it mildly. David "die you nutty Birther" Gregory was expounding on US foreign policy with some info-chick from the Obama administration (Amb. Rice) about the brewing Islamic Caliphate in the Mideast. As the two were discussing the various nations' Democratic "birthing pains," a graphic was flashed up on the screen about the nation of Bahrain. Bahrain is an island nation which...
  • Billboard spelling error creates embarrassment (Perfect ad for public schools!)

    SOUTH BEND — If you ever wondered how much difference just one letter can make when it comes to a message, ask the thousands of people who drove by a digital billboard near the intersection of Ironwood and State Road 23 between Thursday and Monday morning. The ad urged people to go to the "" website for a look at the "15 best things about our pubic schools." That's right, the billboard said "pubic" instead of "public" schools. The letter "L" had been left out of the word public. Lee MacMillan of South Bend said his wife spotted the error...
  • Billboard spelling error creates embarrassment

    09/20/2010 8:25:45 PM PDT · by hoosierboy · 62 replies · 1+ views
    wsbt ^ | 09/20/10 | dianne daniels
    SOUTH BEND — If you ever wondered how much difference just one letter can make when it comes to a message, ask the thousands of people who drove by a digital billboard near the intersection of Ironwood and State Road 23 between Thursday and Monday morning. The ad urged people to go to the "" website for a look at the "15 best things about our pubic schools." That's right, the billboard said "pubic" instead of "public" schools. The letter "L" had been left out of the word public. Lee MacMillan of South Bend said his wife spotted the error...
  • Billboard spelling error creates embarrassment

    09/21/2010 9:36:46 AM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 46 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9.20.10 | DIANE DANIELS WSBT-TV Reporter
    SOUTH BEND — If you ever wondered how much difference just one letter can make when it comes to a message, ask the thousands of people who drove by a digital billboard near the intersection of Ironwood and State Road 23 between Thursday and Monday morning. The ad urged people to go to the "" website for a look at the "15 best things about our pubic schools." That's right, the billboard said "pubic" instead of "public" schools. The letter "L" had been left out of the word public. Lee MacMillan of South Bend said his wife spotted the error...
  • Joe full of 'bull' on economy (Biden says stimulus worked--Repubs are skeptical)

    07/15/2010 5:46:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 46 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 5/15/10 | S.A. MILLER
    VP Biden's bullish remarks--that $862B stimulus created or saved some 3.6M jobs--are part of a WH push to convince deeply skeptical voters that the economy is on a comeback.......Repubs question the validity of the numbers.
  • Help: Why can't I send links to Drudge? (vanity)

    02/09/2010 8:59:36 AM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 4 replies · 338+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 2/9/2010 | me
    I usually zap links to Drudge on his front page....but when I do, I get a "500-Internal Server Error". Anyone know why? I've been getting this message for a few days. Thanks!
  • What Domino's can teach the GOP

    01/09/2010 3:07:33 AM PST · by Scanian · 13 replies · 701+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 9, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    This is one of those rare moments when the conventional wis dom in Washington is right. The Democrats are poised to have a bad year; the only argument is over how bad it will be. And that question rests on whether or not the Republican Party crafts an agenda voters will support. So far the GOP has shrewdly been the "party of no." Since I disagree with so much of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda, I happen to think that "no" is the correct position on the merits. But that's not the point. Saying "no" has worked because that's what most Americans...
  • Texas' gay marriage ban may have banned all marriages (Unfortunate drafting error)

    11/19/2009 7:16:17 AM PST · by tlb · 39 replies · 1,338+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 11.19.09 | Dave Montgomery
    Barbara Ann Radnofsky,Democratic candidate for attorney general, says that a 22-word clause in a 2005 constitutional amendment designed to ban gay marriages erroneously endangers the legal status of all marriages in the state. The amendment declares that "marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman." But the troublemaking phrase, as Radnofsky sees it, is Subsection B: "This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage." Architects of the amendment included the clause to ban same-sex civil unions and domestic...

    11/18/2009 7:00:37 AM PST · by penelopesire · 117 replies · 6,557+ views
    Fox News | 11/18/09 | Fox News
    No link yet. Was just on Fox News. Eric Holder, in testimony before Congress, said (to paraphrase)....'We mourn the tragic deaths of our brave men and women at Ft. Hood, including Major Hasan'... UNBELIEVABLE!! We need to get that tape ASAP! STUNNING!!
  • Searching In Vain For A Black Cat In The Dark

    10/12/2009 5:11:35 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 8 replies · 813+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 10/10/09 | DJP I.F.
    NASA’s recent rocket launch into the south pole of the moon was to see if water was underneath the moon's surface. This little fact finding mission has cost the American tax payers roughly 79 million dollars. A 79 million dollar search for the answers that Almighty God’s Word states for absolutely free. One of the key reasons for this extravaganza was for the search of water for supporting a colony on the moon. NASA and its followers believe if water can be found on the moon or on any planet, that they can prove that “life” can existed in other...
  • Warning! Do not drink the Kool-Aid!

    05/31/2009 5:51:26 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies · 413+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 5/30/09 | DJP I.F.
    Today our nation and the world in which we live in are looking more and more for a “savior-messiah” to deliver us from the many crises that engulf our present world. When the masses are fearful and uncertain, that is when they are the most open to deception and most susceptible to relinquishing their personal freedoms to anyone who promises deliverance from their dire situations. History has testified to this countless times. The Lord Jesus Christ knew this and gave countless warnings to his own and to the world. Be not deceived! (Matt 24:4; Luke 21:8; Mark 13:5-6; 2 Thess....
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Is America Premodern or Postmodern?

    05/21/2009 1:22:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 1,242+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 21, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    May 21, 2009, 0:00 a.m. Is America Premodern or Postmodern?A highly complex society, staffed by the inept, can be terrifying. By Victor Davis Hanson During the last 20 years, science and a growing economy gave Americans the most sophisticated and leisured lifestyle in history. We inexpensively call or e-mail anywhere in the world. With online shopping and banking, Americans acquire and spend electronically — without seeing those with whom we do business. Taxes are filed over the Internet, and stocks are bought and sold daily online. But with such ease and reliance on computers comes ever-increasing vulnerability. Brilliant engineers...
  • Ideologies, Philosophies and Biblical Reality

    04/25/2009 6:13:22 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies · 343+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 4/25/09 | DJP I.F.
    There are endless ideologies - political and religious - that have developed and have dominated the human race since the Babel dispersion 4,200 years ago (Genesis 10, 11:1-9). These ideologies are all rooted in the fallen humanity (i.e., inherent depravity) of man, and are ruled by his sensual nature (i.e., the five senses that govern fallen man in this physical world).
  • Why Am I Getting A Google Error Instead Of The Normal 427 (or whatever that error is).

    01/31/2009 1:58:16 PM PST · by NoGrayZone · 101 replies · 1,286+ views
    Instead of the usual 427 "site is down, retry" error, I'm getting a google "Oops, this link appears broken" error. I have NEVER received this before. Google is not my homepage or anything significant on my computer. Before you "put on your tinfoil hat"'s people start.....DON'T. This is the 1st time I have seen this kind of error.
  • Unreported Major Factual Error in Obama Berlin Speech

    07/24/2008 8:19:10 PM PDT · by drill_ANWR · 69 replies · 233+ views
    <p>Obama, all his advisers, and the fawning MSM are clueless.</p> <p>As mistakes go, I would say this is the ultimate. A prepared speech (not an off-the-teleprompter gaffe), announced days in advance to the world. How is a mistake this huge possible? There is no chance he misread (misspoke), otherwise, there would be no mention of Belfast in that portion of the speech.</p>
  • D.C. v. Heller: The Court's Liberal Wing Shoots Itself In The Foot

    07/16/2008 4:30:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 59 replies · 169+ views
    GOPusa ^ | 15 July, 2008 | David T. Hardy
    District of Columbia v. Heller was historic, the first Supreme Court decision to clearly hold that the Second Amendment right to arms was an individual one not linked to militia service. But it was historic for another reason: the sheer number of mistakes made in the dissenters' opinions. Given that all four dissenters co-signed the Stevens and Breyer dissenting opinions, this means that the mistakes must have escaped, not only four members of the highest court in the land, but their sixteen research clerks! Case in point: Justice Stevens' dissent claims that he holds true to the Court's earlier, 1939,...
  • Mark Driscoll drops a label but not the entire product line

    03/02/2008 4:09:55 AM PST · by Manfred the Wonder Dawg · 9 replies · 607+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | Feb. 27 2008 | Lillian Kwon
    Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll preached on the still popular and still controversial topic of emerging churches in his latest sermon. But it’s an issue he normally wouldn’t teach to his mainly twenty-something church crowd in Seattle. That’s because Mars Hill attendants don’t use the language “emerging church” as many Christian leaders label them. The issue of the emerging church, however, was raised when thousands of people, who regularly tune into Mars Hill sermons every week through the Internet, voted to make it the No. 2 most popular topic they wanted Driscoll to address in a sermon series titled “Religion...
  • Hinduism, Buddhism, & Islam - reconciled to God by Christ?

    02/25/2008 1:28:16 AM PST · by Manfred the Wonder Dawg · 36 replies · 152+ views
    The Vatican web site ^ | 1965 | The Vatican
    In reading an article and listening to the embedded video found here: I was led to the Vatican web site to verify some of the statements made on the video. The fellow on the video is not a charismatic speaker, but his material is most interesting - and his passion for TRUTH reaches a wonderful crescendo at 54 minutes into the video. The following extract from Vatican II shows that the RCC considers Hinduism, Buddhism, & Islam as valid religions through which one can find peace with God. Of course, there are some Truths tossed in to disarm the...
  • Warnings of False Teaching

    01/11/2008 10:22:26 AM PST · by Manfred the Wonder Dawg · 4 replies · 60+ views
    Men of Honor ^ | Nov 13, 2004 | Stuart Brogden
    Warnings of False Teaching Nov 13, 2004 Stuart L. Brogden 1. Matthew 7:15 – 20: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore...
  • Workers Repair Spelling Error At School Crossing

    09/28/2007 8:41:17 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 2 replies · 152+ views ^ | 29 September 2007
    Seminole County officials scrambled to fix a typo on a roadway after a motorist informed them the word school was misspelled. The error was reported along state Road 426 at Reed Road in Oviedo. School was misspelled as "scohol" and painted on the road to warn motorists they are entering a school zone. Seminole County traffic engineers said the typo was to be repaired on Friday morning. Workers removed the error and placed a new warning with school spelled correctly.
  • Why I Am Not A Mormon

    07/24/2007 4:39:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies · 541+ views
    ReformationInk ^ | 1992 | Shane Rosenthal
    Why I Am Not A Mormon  An Outline by Shane RosenthalShane Rosenthal, M.A., Historical Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary in CA, is a freelance audio/video editor and producer. He is currently one of the creative producers for the national radio program The White Horse Inn, and webmaster for Reformation Ink. Shane, along with his wife and three children reside in southern California. This paper contains three sections outlining my objections to Mormonism: 1. Theological Objections2. Historical Objections3. Epistemological Objections   1. Theological Objections to Mormonism A. The following quotes are from Brigham Young: "There is not a man or woman...
  • Omitting indicted lawmaker's party was an error

    06/10/2007 4:41:15 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 22 replies · 1,411+ views ^ | 06/10/07 | Jack Lessenberry
    <p>The angry, anonymous e-mail was typical of a dozen other phone calls and e-mails I received last week. "Why in the article today about the indictment of (U.S. Rep.) William Jefferson was there NO mention that he is a Democrat? "In no other Associated Press article about the matter anywhere does it fail to mention this. There is zero disconnect from The Blade's committed left editorial page and its committed left news page." The answer is that while The Blade makes every effort to keep the news columns free from any bias, this time, our newspaper simply screwed up and made an unfortunate and embarrassing error. Ron Royhab, The Blade's vice president-executive editor, agrees. "This should not have happened. Any time a politician is in the spotlight, for good or ill, their political party is a relevant and necessary part of the story." Unfortunately, by the time the mistake was brought to his attention, it was too late to tell from the computer system which editors had handled that particular story, but I can assure you that he intends to let editors in charge of that department know how he feels about that. There is a separation between news and opinion. And while The Blade's editorial page has been harshly critical of the Bush Administration, I would not describe it as a "committed left" page, but an independent one.</p>
  • CA: Web error reveals censure of U.S. judge

    12/23/2006 10:36:15 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 635+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/23/06 | Henry Weinstein
    A judicial discipline council has voted overwhelmingly to impose sanctions on a veteran Los Angeles federal judge who improperly seized control of a bankruptcy case to protect a probationer he was supervising. --snip-- On Nov. 16, the council ordered that U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real, 82, be publicly reprimanded for his intervention in the bankruptcy almost seven years ago, permitting Deborah M. Canter to live rent-free for three years in a Hancock Park house, costing her creditors $35,000 in rent and thousands more in legal costs, according to court documents. Real's misconduct "warrants the corrective action of 'censuring or...
  • Wrestling With Wesley

    11/17/2006 1:47:46 PM PST · by Gamecock · 3 replies · 231+ views
    When painting the portraits of great figures in the history of Christendom, we have a distinct tendency to airbrush the warts. Hagiography is the perennial and natural temptation of the devout historian. When it comes to church history, the love that "believes all things" (I Cor. 13:7), does not always exhibit the serpentine wisdom enjoined by Christ (Matt. 10:16). The problem is complicated by the secular myth surrounding the study of history, i.e., that it is a value-free, neutral discipline. Under the cover of this myth, the secularist historian debunks various popular heroes from the past. This type of debunking...
  • San Jose mistake to cost (Iraq) vets

    11/11/2006 10:49:46 AM PST · by radar101 · 32 replies · 1,118+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11 NOV 2006 | John Woolfolk
    When San Jose police officer and military reservist Derrick Boler answered his country's call, the city promised to make up the difference between his military and police pay so his family wouldn't suffer financially from his sacrifice. When Boler returned home after 34 months in Iraq, the city handed him a bill for more than $52,000. City officials said they overpaid him by mistake and needed him to repay the difference in three years. With interest. ``I just about had a heart attack,'' said Boler, 42, an 18-year veteran of the San Jose police. Boler isn't the only one. San...
  • When Closed Captioning introduced Matt Hughes as "Saddam Hussein."

    06/06/2006 4:21:17 PM PDT · by kokonut · 3 replies · 3,588+ views
    Kokonut Pundits ^ | 6/6/2006 | MM
    A fellow UFC fan emailed me about the greatest Closed Captioned faux pas ever in the history of UFC captioning, or so I believe. I honestly somehow believe that this "faux pas" closed captioning was done on purpose with malice when Matt Hughes was introduced to the crowd as "Saddam Hussein." The email sender, Dave, sent me a few pictures of the Tivo'ed shots of the CC faux pas.
  • Hunt For 900 Dangerous Criminals Freed In Error (UK)

    04/25/2006 7:41:41 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 262+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-26-2006 | John Steele
    Hunt for 900 dangerous criminals freed in error By John Steele (Filed: 26/04/2006) More than 1,000 convicted foreign criminals, including killers, rapists and child abusers, have been freed from prison without being considered for deportation and hundreds are missing, Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, admitted yesterday. All of the prisoners had committed crimes that should have triggered automatic assessment for removal from the country and the majority should have expected to be expelled. Charles Clarke: ‘I take responsibility for it [the fiasco]’ About 160 were released without being considered for removal despite explicit recommendations by judges that they should be...
  • Merit

    02/10/2006 11:35:15 AM PST · by annalex · 13 replies · 692+ views
    Catholic Encyclopedia, abridged by Annalex ^ | 1911 | Catholic Encyclopedia, abridged by Annalex
    Merit Abridged by Annalex FOREWORD This is an abridgement of long and detailed Catholic Encyclopedia article on Merit where I condense the necessary definitions and distinctions in a more concise manner, omitting discussion that seemed to me too arcane. I follow the same subtitle structure as the original and invite the reader to study the original sections for deeper understanding. Much of this abridgement is directly copied from the original, but for the ease of reading I do not use quotation marks. None in this is my own thoughts; my only input was in shortening and paraphrasing. MERIT Merit (meritum)...
  • Invalid Rule Spares Former Prosecutors from Discipline

    01/21/2006 4:46:19 AM PST · by hdrabon · 20 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The disciplinary arm of the N.C. State Bar dropped charges of felonious misconduct against two former Union County prosecutors Friday because of a 1999 clerical error at the state Supreme Court. The State Bar had charged Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in a 1996 death penalty case. The ruling Friday marks the second time that Honeycutt and Brewer won on procedural grounds before the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission, which sits as judge and jury in disciplinary cases. . . . Prosecutors around the state are concerned that the case is damaging their reputation and...
  • Indulgences: Spreading the Wealth

    01/17/2006 3:55:48 PM PST · by annalex · 116 replies · 1,623+ views
    Homiletic & Pastoral Review ^ | November 2000 | Dermott J. Mullan
    An indulgence is an action of the Church which spreads her treasure of merits to the suffering members of the family of God. Indulgences: Spreading the wealth By Dermott J. Mullan I. Introduction Indulgences have to do with how God handles evil and good. To God, sin is always horrible, but humans do not always think so. The Church’s teaching on indulgences is meant to impress on us some of God’s horror of sin. The Church says sin is never an isolated event: rather, each sin has after-effects, not only in the person who sins but also in other parts...