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  • Ignore the China hype

    01/18/2011 3:07:07 AM PST · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 17, 2011 | Rich Lowry
    Judging by the past three decades, there's no worse fate than getting touted as the next global superpower. The Japan of the 1980s did not end up owning the United States; it wallows in a never-ending "lost decade." The European Union of the 1990s didn't end up becoming a significant, unified force on the world stage; it will be lucky to hold together its currency. As Chinese President Hu Jintao visits Washington, his country has stepped into the well-worn role of the emerging power that provokes exaggerated fear and misplaced envy. Seemingly every few weeks a New York Times writer...
  • Politics on the brain?

    01/02/2011 3:21:13 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 1, 2011 | Kyle Smith
    The data are in. The science has spoken. The proof is conclusive: Conservatives are cowards. No, really. We learned this fact from Prof. Geraint Rees of the University College London, who says that after studying the brain scans of two politicians and 90 students, he stands confident in declaring that in conservative minds the brain’s amygdala, which is associated with anxiety and emotion, tends to be larger, whereas the anterior cingulate, which is associated with courage and optimism, tends to be smaller. So conservatives are — bwock-bwock-bwock! — chicken. Wussies. Namby pambies and nervous Nellies, every one of us. Well...
  • Woman who cannot feel fear may help in treating PTSD

    12/17/2010 11:13:23 AM PST · by FourPeas · 44 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 Dec 2010A woman who cannot feel afraid because of a missing structure in her brain could help sci
    A woman who cannot feel afraid because of a missing structure in her brain could help scientists discover treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Research published in Current Biology showed the woman felt no fear in a variety of scary situations. These included exposure to snakes and spiders, horror films and a "haunted house". The woman feels other emotions but said as an adult, she had never felt afraid. She is the first known case of someone who is unable to process fear. Researchers at the University of Iowa said her inability to feel frightened was because she is missing...
  • ‘The Social Contract’ exposes Southern Poverty Law Center

    11/29/2010 3:57:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 November, 2010 | David Codrea
    “Profiteers of Hate,” the cover of the Spring 2010 issue of The Social Contract accuses. “The smear-mongering agenda of the Southern Poverty Law Center…” In this special issue The Social Contract presents an unsparing indictment, and a timely debunking, of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Acclaimed expert on America’s political fringes Laird Wilcox skewers the bogus scholarship and smear tactics by which SPLC has successfully sold itself to government and media as an impartial arbiter of “hate,” in an exclusive, keynote interview with Peter Gemma. TSC’s team of accomplished contributors from the left, right, and center exposes SPLC’s unsavory...
  • Stewart’s “Moderate” Fans Holding Up Cantor as Hitler Signs

    10/30/2010 12:53:47 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 10/30/10
    MSNBC, of all places, has the pictures: I don't know about you, but nothing says "restoring sanity" to me like depicting a Jewish person as a Nazi.
  • FINAL WORDS: Christ's Farewell To Those He Loved (Part One)

    10/28/2010 4:56:09 PM PDT · by wmfights
    The Moody Church ^ | Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
    Part One Calming Troubled Hearts Don’t you wish you could turn anxiety on and off like a faucet? Wouldn’t it be great if you could worry from 9:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and then shut it down so that you could get a good night’s rest? Unfortunately, we cannot control anxiety; anxiety arises from within and is not subject to reason or the dictates of the human will. Rather than playing the role of a humble servant, it comes to take charge over the whole person. Like most dictators, it refuses compromise. We need a power greater than ourselves to...
  • America Prepares to Get Angry at Jon (The Most Influential Man of 2010) Stewart

    10/26/2010 11:17:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 10/26/10 | Elspeth Reeve
    America Prepares to Get Angry at Jon StewartBy Elspeth Reeve | October 26, 2010 11:38am Jon Stewart has begun his tour of the nation's capital with a taping of The Daily Show before a "very, very policy-oriented" audience in Washington, The Washington Post's Dan Zak reports. ("We're not used to people nodding, like, 'Oh, I worked on that bill,' " Stewart said.) Stewart and Stephen Colbert's many young fans are packing their bags and arranging for sofas to crash on as they ready to head into D.C. for the comedians' pro-satire Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. But not everyone's...
  • Record High Gold all about Fear

    10/06/2010 7:55:34 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 51 replies
    USAWatchdog.com ^ | October 6, 2010 | Greg Hunter
    There has been one record high after another for gold. They say the markets are ruled by fear and greed. In this case, it is simply fear that is driving the yellow metal higher day after day. There is a perfect storm of doom in the economy right now. The biggest problem is debt. It just went parabolic with the revelation that the banks are stuck with trillions of dollars in worthless mortgage backed securities. I wrote all about this Monday in a post called “Could Foreclosure Fraud Cause a Banking Calamity?” The U.S. government is going to come to...
  • The Strategic Outlook: Fear and Uncertainty Have Paths of Their Own

    09/20/2010 2:37:25 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 1 replies
    Global Intelligence Report ^ | 18/09/2010 | Gregory R. Copley
    Almost all societies in the world have gone beyond the stage where they expect stability and linear progressions of the past to long endure. Some societies — almost en bloc — anticipate the end of their security; others anticipate the end of their suffering. Few expect insulation from change. That change, however, need not be entirely inscrutable if we look at global patterns and at historical human behaviour. Economic Patterns: What we now call “economics” determines power and conflict patterns because wealth, or the deprivation of it, determines survival, and, for those who survive, “economics” determines the relative control they...
  • Obama: GOP relying on fear, frustration instead of offering new ideas

    09/16/2010 6:34:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/16/10 | staff
    With Tea Party protesters gathered outside, President Barack Obama said Thursday he understood the anger and frustration in the country but insisted his policies would move the nation forward. (snip) Out on the street, conservative protesters withstood stormy weather to express their concerns with signs criticizing Obama and Blumenthal. Some held Revolutionary War-era flags depicting a coiled snake and the "Don't Tread on Me" slogan, while other placards in the crowd of mostly white, middle-aged demonstrators said "B.O. Stinks," "I am not your ATM," and "Stop Socialism, vote Nov. 2."
  • Liberalism 101: Displaced Fear, Displaced Anger

    08/11/2010 9:14:45 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 6 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 08-12-10 | stolinsky
    Leftists reduce their anxiety by denying that external, hard-to-locate enemies have vowed to destroy us because of our religion and our democratic values. Leftists have little regard for either religion or democratic values, so they canÂ’t understand why anyone would be willing to fight or die to destroy them. WhatÂ’s more, leftists canÂ’t understand why anyone would be willing to fight or die to defend our religion or our democratic values. Instead, leftists displace their fear and anger from AmericaÂ’s mortal enemies onto their political opponents. Instead of fearing nuclear weapons in the hands of Iranian fanatics, they announce that...
  • The Psychology of Recession (Businesses Hold Back as they see Obama's Rhetoric of Redistribution)

    07/14/2010 8:22:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/14/2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Obama and his team speak the language of redistribution and entitlements — not the language of opportunity and prosperity. And Main Street is listening. I asked a businessman two weeks ago why he said that he was neither hiring nor buying new equipment. He started in on “rising taxes.” “But wait,” I interrupted. I pointed out that income-tax hikes haven’t taken effect. The old FICA income caps are also still applicable. Health-care surcharges haven’t hit us yet. He countered with “regulations” and “bailouts.” I said, “Come on, get specific.” He offered up “cap and trade” and “the Chrysler creditors.” I...
  • Health Care and Fear

    07/08/2010 5:56:47 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 1+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/08/10 | Mark Roberts
    Ever been so afraid that you could not speak or move, or worse, experience symptoms of not being able to breath or faint? Have you ever been so scared that you thought you might die? Well, the worst situation you ever encountered that caused you to be scared out of your mind may have given you heart palpitations, severe sweating, or weakness in all your muscles and more. According to Answers.com, Fright, a state of sudden, extreme fear, is provoked either by a situation experienced as an external danger or by the feeling of a high probability of danger. Situations...
  • Europhobes know not what they fear (Hussein maligned as a European socialist)

    07/03/2010 5:52:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Around Osceola ^ | 7/02/10 | Robyn Blumner
    Europhobes know not what they fearRobyn Blumner Tribune Media Friday, 02 July 2010 08:22 President Barack Obama has been maligned as a European socialist so often by his Tea Party critics that one would think he put French-style cafe tables on the White House lawn and took to wearing a beret. Obama’s mildly progressive agenda isn’t close to that of a European social democracy. But one has to wonder whether all the people who so reflexively oppose European-style socialism have any idea what it is and how their lives would be different if they lived in a place that has...
  • Put Pen to Paper

    07/01/2010 7:52:13 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/01/2010 | Brian Thetford
    Luke 12:4 "I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more.” Death is certain, life is not. As a species we are the most infatuated with death than any other that walks the planet. We have bucket lists, we pile our money into accounts, and as Christ points out, we live in fear of those who might do us harm. So many of us come into this world kicking and screaming, and go out the same way. We hold on so tightly to this world that we...
  • Monkey Phobia Woman Savaged By Macaques

    06/18/2010 9:56:09 AM PDT · by MissTed · 110 replies · 1,545+ views
    Sky News ^ | 6/18/10 | Staff
    A British woman who went to a Thai nature resort to conquer her fear of monkeys has been savaged by a pack of macaques. Dee Darwell, 56, lost consciousness after the monkeys surrounded her and sank their teeth into her arms and body. Many of the primates remained hanging from her limbs as she lay collapsed with blood spurting from a "deep, deep hole" in her arm. She was eventually rescued by Thai boatmen and was taken to Bangkok Phuket Hospital. The horrific attack happened on Monkey Island near to the popular holiday island of Phuket in southern Thailand. "I...
  • The Slave Mentality

    06/15/2010 4:37:54 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 476+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2010 | Kevin Jackson
    When slavery is implemented by force, it is certainly a despicable institution. But is it any less despicable when the slaves are there by choice? The interesting point about slavery is that whether it's forced or voluntary, the master is responsible for the slaves. The master feeds, clothes, and cares for his slaves, some masters better than others. But masters also manipulate their slaves. Eventually, all slaves start to notice the dichotomy between their lives and the lives of their masters. There is an urban legend of a slave owner named Willie Lynch who recognized that slaves needed to be...
  • Europeans Fear Crisis Threatens Liberal Benefits

    05/23/2010 3:58:51 PM PDT · by Leisler · 21 replies · 847+ views
    PARIS — Across Western Europe, the “lifestyle superpower,” the assumptions and gains of a lifetime are suddenly in doubt. The deficit crisis that threatens the euro has also undermined the sustainability of the European standard of social welfare, built by left-leaning governments since the end of World War II. Europeans have boasted about their social model, with its generous vacations and early retirements, its national health care systems and extensive welfare benefits, contrasting it with the comparative harshness of American capitalism. Europeans have benefited from low military spending, protected by NATO and the American nuclear umbrella. They have also translated...
  • Mali imam living in fear after backing women's rights

    05/10/2010 6:06:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 157+ views
    bbc ^ | 5/10/10 | syaff
    An imam in Mali is living in fear after backing a new family law which no longer obliges wives to obey their husbands, angering Muslim groups. He has received threatening phone calls and local Muslim leaders have tried to dismiss him
  • Phoebe Prince bullies live in fear amid death threats

    04/07/2010 5:31:20 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 93 replies · 2,174+ views
    Irish Central ^ | Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 9:15 PM | By ANTOINETTE KELLY,
    Three of the nine teenagers accused of driving 15-year-old Irish immigrant Phoebe Prince to commit suicide have been ordered to stay away from her family. Sean Mulveyhill, 17, Austin Renaud, 18, and Kayla Narey, 17, were all freed today on personal recognizances as long as they left Phoebe's heartborken family alone. Judge Judd Carheart made the ruling in a brief arraignment which the three teenagers did not attend.
  • Chiricahua neighbors fearful as never before

    04/03/2010 10:41:38 AM PDT · by SandRat · 38 replies · 1,120+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs
    NEAR PORTAL - The hour-glass-shaped San Bernardino and San Simon valleys where rancher Robert Krentz was killed a week ago are nestled between the snow-capped Chiricahua Mountains to the west and the Peloncillo Mountains to the east. It's a sparsely populated area on the eastern edge of Arizona along a 70-mile stretch from the U.S.-Mexico border to Interstate 10. There are a mix of longtime ranching families like the Krentzes, newer "40-acre ranchers," retirees and others who came for open space and solitude. The smuggling of people and drugs across their backyards is something residents here have dealt with for...
  • Greed Returns to the Markets (Market psychology shifts from fear to greed. Gordon Gekko is back)

    04/03/2010 9:04:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 574+ views
    Minyanville ^ | 04/03/2010 | Todd Harrison
    These aren’t your grandfather’s financial markets anymore. They’re far from "free," and have been so for quite some time. That's not sour grapes as much as an honest assessment. It’s now crystallized that our financial fate was deemed a matter of national security during the first phase of the crisis -- perhaps for good reason. We were thisclose to the abyss and most folks can’t fathom the other side of that trade. I'm reminded of what I said in December 2007, however, with regard to what worried me most. "We're trading at all-time highs in the DJIA, but nobody really...
  • Fear & Phobias - an enlightening and compassionate video. (NOT)

    03/27/2010 1:31:09 PM PDT · by Chasaway · 4 replies · 335+ views
    Well, I learned a lot from this video... We must be careful around each other. There's just no telling what we might do to cause another person distress. Funny stuff anyway, though. C
  • When it came time to cover a Second Amendment story, this reporter decided...

    03/19/2010 6:43:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies · 1,228+ views
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 18 March, 2010 | Chad D. Baus
    All too often, it is apparent in news articles involving the Second Amendment, guns, concealed carry, hunting and shooting rights, gun control, etc. that the writer is completely unfamiliar with the subject. When an Ohio radio show producer began working on a story about the U.S. Supreme Court case McDonald v. City of Chicago, she decided that she would not only use the suit as an opportunity to learn more about Ohio's firearm laws, but also as an opportunity to overcome her fear of guns. From the Willoughby, OH News-Herald: Anne Adoryan wants to help people think before they fear....
  • A dizzying array of options to pass health care

    03/09/2010 12:43:03 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 62 replies · 373+ views
    Politico ^ | 3-9-10 | Patrick O'Connor
    A dizzying array of options to pass health care It's a hard time find a House Democrat who wants to vote for the Senate's health care bill. But they may not have to -- at least directly. Party leaders have discussed the possibility of using the House Rules Committee to avoid an actual vote on the Senate's bill, according to leadership aides. They would do this by writing what's called a "self-executing rule," meaning the Senate bill would be attached to a package of fixes being negotiated between the two chambers -- without an actual vote on the Senate's legislation....
  • The Fear of God

    03/07/2010 2:00:08 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies · 43+ views
    westminsterconfession.org ^ | J. Gresham Machen
    "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him, which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" (Matthew 10:28). "There are those who tell us that fear ought to be banished from religion; we ought, it is said, no more to hold before men's eyes the fear of hell; fear, it is said, is an ignoble thing. Those who speak in this way certainly have no right to appeal to Jesus; for Jesus certainly did employ, and insistently, the motive of fear. If you eschew altogether...
  • Blame the Media for the Birther Movement

    02/22/2010 12:37:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 307 replies · 2,602+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2010 | Nick Rizzuto
    As President Obama's approval numbers continue to spiral downward, the left has purposefully tried to tie the increasingly popular small government conservative movement to the largely fringe "birthers". In the spirit of full disclosure, I am not a birther. I happen to believe that President Obama was born in Hawaii and was therefore eligible to be sworn in as President of the United States on inauguration day. That being said, I can't help but feel a little bit of sympathy for the birthers. Ultimately, the rise of the birther movement is the fault of a deficit of curiosity about Barack...
  • Fear and the Far Left

    02/11/2010 10:27:20 PM PST · by ConservativeHideout · 8 replies · 387+ views
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 2-12-10 | Don
    Recently, Chris Matthews was on MSLSD running down Sarah Palin yet again. Will the left never learn? The more they run her down, the higher her popularity rises. He said she was an “empty vessel” with “nothing going on mentally.” This from the same person who said he forgot Obama was black after the SOTU speech and also during the campaign said when he was around Obama, he got a thrill running up his leg. What is fear, and why does it affect us so? The process of creating fear starts with a scary stimulus and ends with the fight-or-flight...
  • Study shows why it is so scary to lose money

    02/09/2010 5:55:20 AM PST · by shove_it · 9 replies · 406+ views
    Rooters ^ | 8 Feb 10
    People are afraid to lose money and an unusual study released on Monday explains why -- the brain's fear center controls the response to a gamble. U.S. | Science | Health | Lifestyle The study of two women with brain lesions that made them unafraid to lose on a gamble showed the amygdala, the brain's fear center, activates at the very thought of losing money. [...]
  • Backing down on climate change

    02/05/2010 7:28:48 AM PST · by wzevonfan · 27 replies · 788+ views
    The LA Times ^ | 2/5/2010 | Editorial
    Global emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases rise every year, and within decades are expected to hit a worrisome atmospheric concentration threshold of 450 parts per million. At that point, there's a high probability that average global temperatures will be at least 2 degrees Celsius higher than they were in 1850 (they're already 1 C higher). Our children would live in a world of mass migrations, wars and conflicts fueled by scarce water supplies, infrastructure destruction as rising sea levels swallow coastlines, extreme weather events, wildfires and increased poverty and disease. These are not the predictions of wild-eyed...
  • Financial Markets And Economic Crisis Outlook 2010, When Hope Turns to Fear!

    01/15/2010 6:51:54 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 570+ views
    The Market Oracle ^ | 1-15-2010 | Ty Andros
    Financial Markets And Economic Crisis Outlook 2010, When Hope Turns to Fear! Economics / Financial Markets 2010 Jan 15, 2010 - 01:41 AM By: Ty_Andros I wish to send you my very best wishes for a Happy New Year. WE WILL BEGIN THIS MULTI-PART OUTLOOK WITH A GENERAL OVERVIEW, THEN OVER THE FOLLOWING WEEKS TOUCH ON A VARIETY OF CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL ANALYSES, SPANNING THE MARKETS IN GENERAL, SUCH AS STOCKS, COMMODITIES, CURRENCIES, INTEREST RATES, BOMB....ER, BOND MARKETS AND TAKE FUNDAMENTAL LOOKS AT THE DIFFERENT REGIONS, BANKING SYSTEMS ETC. IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE LAST TWO TEDBITS YOU NEED...
  • Spirit of Fear

    01/11/2010 5:34:57 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 189+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/11/2010 | Kip Davis
    Have you ever been having a great day, just losing yourself in the moment or maybe even relaxing on that rare morning where you had nothing to do and could actually sleep in for a change. But suddenly, a thought enters your mind - What if? What if there were an accident? What if things don’t go the way I’d like them to today? What if a disaster takes place? Are my children okay? No matter what the thought, you are suddenly stricken with fear.
  • “Fear Gauge” At Its Lowest In Over A Year

    12/27/2009 9:31:56 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 333+ views
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 12-24-2009 | Gauge” At Its Lowest In Over A Year
    “Fear Gauge” At Its Lowest In Over A Year By Addison Wiggin 12/24/09 Baltimore, Maryland – 1) As we approach the end of the decade, we take stock of The Daily Reckoning’s beloved “Trade of the Decade.” You know it by heart, right? “Buy gold on dips, sell stocks on rallies.” Bloomberg News has tallied up and reported the satisfying results. “A $100 investment in gold would now be more than $380,” Bloomberg calculates, “while the same sum in commodities would have grown to about $357, according to the Standard & Poor’s GSCI Enhanced Total Return Index.” How will this...
  • Be Afraid, Very Afraid (Oliver North)

    12/17/2009 7:04:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 1,688+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | December 18, 2009 | Oliver North
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is Time magazine's "Person of the Year." Twelve months ago, the "honor" went to then-President-elect Barack Obama. Notably, the 1932 recipient was President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who asserted in his March 4, 1933, inaugural address, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Mr. Roosevelt went on to describe the economic anxieties of millions left jobless in a deepening depression as "nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance." He then served notice that if the "national emergency" required it, he would "ask the Congress for the one...
  • Pearl Harbor remembered through the lens of 9/11

    12/07/2009 5:25:13 AM PST · by walford · 11 replies · 719+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Dec. 7, 2009 | Geoff Caldwell
    To the thousands of men and women stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii sixty-eight years ago today, it was a Sunday morn not unlike any other. Sunrise at half past six arising over a partly cloudy sky with a moderate breeze lending to slight wind ripples on the water in the bay. It was, by all measure, dawning as just another day in paradise. But by the time that paradise sun shown down at high noon its rays could barely pierce the clouds of acrid black smoke billowing from hulks that just four hours earlier comprised the United States Pacific Fleet....
  • What if healthcare passes and compulsory purchase of healthcare is deemed unconstitutional.

    11/19/2009 11:17:52 AM PST · by wzevonfan · 27 replies · 1,183+ views
    I am "new" to the site. I think this is my first post. However I have been a reader for years and am a libertarian leaning Republican. I had a thought about healthcare reform that is scaring me. Although I don't think it can pass, consequences could be terrifying if it does. For purposes of sharing my nightmare, let’s assume it passes. Let’s also assume that the SCOTUS has the same five conservative members when compulsion to buy health insurance is enacted into law. It would be unprecedented for the government to mandate disposal of wealth in such a way....
  • The new wave of female firebrands striking fear into liberal America (heh)

    11/16/2009 5:53:32 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 32 replies · 2,260+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | 11/15/09 | Paul Harris
    She is a striking brunette with a decidedly outspoken attitude. She lambasts President Barack Obama as a socialist and has become the darling of America's right-wing activists who flock to her appearances. She is hated by liberals and loved by conservatives. Sarah Palin? Not quite. Meet Michele Bachmann, a Republican congresswoman from Minnesota who is being hailed as a new and increasingly powerful voice in American politics
  • The anything-but-Islam pundits strike out

    11/15/2009 2:56:36 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies · 504+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 15, 2009 | Edmond D. Smith
    Not long after Major Nidal Malik Hasan had pulled the trigger for the last time at Ft. Hood, the mainstream media began assembling their anything-but-Islam narratives. A rationale was needed, something that could plausibly be claimed to motivate a killing spree. A desperate rush to explain his behavior in politically palatable terms naturally resulted in desperate stories in which preposterous motivations, contrary to the known facts, were posited. Among the first possible reasons for Hasan's actions submitted was that he had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Ever since the Vietnam War, media swells have peddled the stereotype of the psychologically...
  • Patients flooding Cleveland area ERs in fear they have swine flu

    10/14/2009 4:27:02 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 12 replies · 863+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | October 13, 2009 | Kaye Spector
    Unnecessary fear over swine flu is clogging up area emergency rooms. Three of Cleveland's major hospitals -- MetroHealth Medical Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic -- said Tuesday they are seeing unprecedented numbers of people coming into their ERs with flu symptoms. The vast majority of these visits are unwarranted because the cases are mild and don't require emergency medical attention. After being seen by a doctor, most patients are being told to go back home, rest, drink fluids, take Tylenol and avoid contact with others. The emergency room at MetroHealth has seen a record number...
  • Christian Fear

    10/12/2009 7:59:09 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 539+ views
    TheCypresstimes.com ^ | 10/12/2009 | Ann Lindholm
    ...as Christians, we have been forced into a tolerance that has handicapped us in such a devastating way that unless we make some serious changes, we may never see the freedom that Christianity once knew in America. What exactly do I mean? We have been urged to be tolerant of other religious faiths such as Muslim, Atheist, Buddhism, and other newer evolving religions, as well as cults. We have been forced, or allowed ourselves to be forced into, being tolerant of behaviors that blatantly defy the Law of God, which is what Christianity is based on. Some may argue that...
  • Obama won't win by calling opponents cowards

    09/21/2009 2:31:08 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 879+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 21, 2009 | Chris Stirewalt
    During his current media bombardment, President Obama is wisely downplaying the charges of racism his allies have been making. He told CNN’s John King that race wasn’t “the overriding issue” for the opponents of his health care plan. Not exactly an exoneration of his critics’ racial attitudes, but at least an acknowledgment that there is more than bigotry at work. What Obama says is really driving the negative response to his policies is fear. Fear of “big changes.” Fear of “uncertainty.” The president likes to equate the resistance he’s facing with that met by Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal.
  • Should we as Americans be afraid of Attorney General Eric Holder?

    09/19/2009 11:30:49 AM PDT · by conservativesister · 22 replies · 811+ views
    Free Republic Earlier Post | 09/19/2009 | conservativesister
    I started reading this post (below is an excerpt) to keep up on the "on our soil" terrorism investigation and thought with an AG that is so much into investigating Republicans and previous administration officials, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HE FINDS A REAL TERRORIST: 1- does he let him/them go? 2- does he gloss over it? 3- does he shut down the investigation? WHAT HAPPENS TO US 1- do we get injured? 2- do we get killed? 3- are we protected at all? (excerpt of prev. post) Attorney General Eric Holder said the probe had spread beyond Denver, home to the...
  • Understanding 'Angry Mobs'

    09/15/2009 3:38:14 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies · 1,022+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 15, 2009 | Mike Grady
    Liberals are having difficulty understanding the grass roots opposition to President Obama's plans for the government takeover of the health care industry, as well as the President's loss of support since his election. Equally disconcerting to liberals was the massive turnout on September 12th to protest a Federal government that is too big, too intrusive, and far too corrupt. As one who attended the September 12th rally at the Capitol, let me offer liberals the following explanation for what is happening. Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi said, "Fatigue makes cowards out of all of us." And what are the American...
  • Why do I fear BHO more than Vladimir Putin

    09/11/2009 2:36:26 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 11 replies · 572+ views
    I was born into the WWII and learned to understand people lime Hitler, Lenin and Mao who were walking the earth at the time. After the war our attention was focused upon the communists and their threat to us. The country was very concerned for its safety given the risk imposed by the USSR on a daily basis. At the age of nine I made a personal oath with myself to fight communism with all my ability. I was not alone in this type of commitment; many of my young friends felt as I did. At eighteen I joined the...
  • CVS Email Response to Glenn Beck Boycott (Vanity)

    08/21/2009 6:06:29 AM PDT · by kara37 · 39 replies · 1,731+ views
    Dear Ms. *******: Thank you very much for your communication about our decision regarding advertising on the Glenn Beck show. Our position is simple and was not driven by taking sides in any political debate. We support free speech of all kinds, and vigorous debate, especially around policy issues that affect millions of Americans. But we expect the speech and the debate to be informed, inclusive and respectful, in keeping with our company’s core values and commitment to diversity. In our view, Mr. Beck crossed the line. While advertising on the Fox network is part of our communication plan, we...
  • Fear-mongering at Yale

    08/21/2009 5:29:35 AM PDT · by Vincent Jappi · 2 replies · 452+ views
    Sandbox ^ | 17 August 2009 | Martin Kramer
    Here's a post about the Yale professor in the midst of the Yale University Press decision to omit the Danish cartoons from a book about... the Danish cartoons. Flash back to 2006. Professor Marcia Inhorn, a medical anthropologist and director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Michigan, is invited to lecture in Tehran on her field of expertise, infertility and assisted reproductive technologies in Muslim countries. On her return, she seeks to dispel misconceptions about the Middle East. Because of the "American daily diet of fearsome media discourses about the Middle East,...
  • So Much Fear, Not Enough ZOT

    08/05/2009 5:39:03 PM PDT · by KeepingCalm · 100 replies · 2,243+ views
    I was embarrassed for my country when many Americans let the fear of terrorism turn them into cringing cowards, willing to give up our basic civil liberties for the illusion of safety, ignoring how we are 200 times more likely to die in our automobile than in a terrorist attack on our soil. I am equally embarrassed today. Many of my fellow Americans have let themselves be manipulated by corporate interests and ratings-hungry media. They have become frightened, angry, and unable to cooperate to form a more perfect union. Why do so many Americans have so little faith in our...
  • AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA from former Vice President of Proctor & Gamble

    07/31/2009 9:43:22 AM PDT · by bareford101 · 15 replies · 2,113+ views
    internet ^ | May 2009 | Lou Pritchett, former VP of Proctor & Gamble
    This letter was sent to the NY Times but they never acknowledged it. Since it hit the internet, however, it has had over 500,000 hits. Keep it going. All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing. =============== Dear President Obama: You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me. You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you. You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle...
  • Flu caregivers fear working amid pandemic

    07/25/2009 9:33:24 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 21 replies · 1,139+ views
    Skimpy supplies of flu vaccine and public panic are not the only concerns among officials charged with managing a potential pandemic. Some vital caregivers could be no-shows.
  • The dad dilemma: take on the hoodies or walk away(when fear dominates& self-defense is "illegal")?

    07/06/2009 8:26:32 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 15 replies · 909+ views
    London Times ^ | 7 July 2009 | Mark Piggott
    On sunny afternoons, having collected the kids from school, I am sometimes coerced into making a minor detour through a nondescript North London park. The equipment is meagre and battered; there are so many stone steps and steep drops that the place resembles a game of Tomb Raider and, as nothing overlooks the playground, it is both a doggy convenience and a youth hangout. Today, there are eight or more teenagers, mostly in hoodies, being noisy on the swings. Two women from a local action group are bravely asking the youths how the park could be improved. Then, politely, I...