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  • Does “Gospel” Simply Mean “Good News”? Or Have We Unintentionally Defined Ourselves into a Corner?

    11/11/2014 7:09:08 AM PST · by Salvation · 66 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-10-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Does “Gospel” Simply Mean “Good News”? Or Have We Unintentionally Defined Ourselves into a Corner?By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere are times in the Church when we want to define something rather easily and simply so as to make it memorable and easy to grasp. But in so doing, we run the risk of doing harm to its deeper, richer, and more accurate meaning.I wonder if we have not done this with the word “gospel.” Most of us have been trained to define the word “gospel” as “good news.” Clearly there is good news in the Gospels and, by extension, the whole of...
  • Outnumbered National Guardsman takes down 4 armed robbers at Sonic(trunc)

    01/22/2015 5:56:22 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    BIZPAC ^ | 01/21/2015 | Tom Tillison
    A Georgia man sitting in a drive-thru at a Sonic Drive-In restaurant was confronted Sunday by a small gang of armed men who demanded his hard earned money, WSB-TV reported.
  • Demise of Southern democrat is now nearly complete

    12/10/2014 6:09:25 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 17 replies
    www.nytimes.com ^ | 12/4/14 | unknown
    After President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he reportedly told a fellow Democrat that the party had lost the South for a long time to come. It took more than a generation for old Southern loyalties to the Democrats to fade, but that vision was realized this weekend. As Mary Landrieu, a Democratic senator from Louisiana, lost re-election in Saturday’s runoff election, as expected, the Republicans vanquished the last vestige of Democratic strength in the once solidly Democratic Deep South. In a region stretching from the high plains of Texas to the Atlantic coast of the...
  • Police officer surprises woman shoplifting eggs

    12/09/2014 11:32:48 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 20 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 12/9/14 | unknown
    The woman accused of stealing eggs from a Dollar General in Alabama could have gone to jail. Instead, an act of compassion caught on camera is quickly going viral. According to AL.com, Officer William Stacy reported to the Dollar General in Tarrant after store employees allegedly caught a woman stealing eggs. The woman, who was not identified by name in the report, told store management and the officer that she stole the eggs to feed her children, who were waiting in the car.
  • Just three cups of coffee a day could slash risk of Alzheimer's

    11/26/2014 7:12:34 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 81 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | November 27, 2014 | By: Mark Reynold
    Scientists have discovered a link between regular daily intake of the hot drink and a reduction of up to 20 per cent of the chances of developing dementia. The report released today (thurs) from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee highlights the role nutrition can play in preserving cognitive function, especially during the preclinical phase of Alzheimer's before full-blown symptoms of dementia occur.
  • If You’re Not Rich, Divorce Can Be Financially Devastating

    11/15/2014 10:24:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/15/2014 | TERESA TRITCH
    There is a long list of women* who have amassed personal fortunes by divorcing rich husbands — and as far as I can tell, they deserved every penny. This week Sue Ann Hamm joined it when a court ordered her ex-husband, Harold Hamm, the Oklahoma oil man, to pay her some $1 billion in cash and assets, or about $38 million per year of a 26-year marriage. Ms. Hamm plans to appeal on the grounds that the award grossly undervalues her share of the wealth accumulated during the marriage, Reuters reported on Thursday. If Ms. Hamm gets anywhere near half...
  • 'Save Excalibur' fails: Madrid euthanizes Ebola patient's dog

    10/08/2014 12:50:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    CNN Health ^ | October 8, 2014 | Jacque Wilson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Madrid health authorities have put down Ebola patient Teresa Romero Ramos' dog, Excalibur, despite protests. The animal was sedated prior to euthanasia to avoid its suffering, the Health Ministry of Madrid said in a statement. More than 330,000 people had signed a petition on Change.org to save Excalibur. Ramos, a nurse's assistant, is in isolation after testing positive for the deadly Ebola virus earlier this week. Health authorities worried her dog may have also become infected. Which warrants the questions: Can dogs really get Ebola and spread it to humans? What about other animals? In Africa, Ebola infection "has been...
  • Hillary's tin ear.

    08/11/2014 4:54:46 AM PDT · by chuck07852 · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10 August 2014 | Rick Moran
    In an interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, Hillary Clinton made some uncharacteristically harsh comments about President Obama's foreign policy.
  • Official: Koch Brothers plan $125 million midterm push

    05/09/2014 11:08:37 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 17 replies
    www.kansascity.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Steve Peoples
    BOSTON — A group backed by the conservative Koch brothers plans to spend more than $125 million on the November elections. The investment marks a significant escalation for the Koch brothers' main campaign arm. Americans For Prosperity plans to increase television advertising across the country, improve voter data collection and strengthen its 31-state ground operation. A senior official with direct knowledge of the plans confirms the election blueprint. It's outlined in a memo to Republican donors this spring. The official confirms the memo's authenticity but isn't authorized to discuss it publicly.
  • Police K-9 found dead after SW Portland shooting

    04/16/2014 11:17:12 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 25 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 4/16/14 | KGW.com staff
    A K-9 whose human partner was shot and wounded early Wednesday morning in Southwest Portland was found dead from a gunshot wound after a widespread search involving police, bloodhounds, area residents and even TriMet bus drivers.
  • Teachers at their best in Atlanta snowstorm

    01/29/2014 1:52:09 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 14 replies
    www.today.com ^ | 1/29/2014 | Lisa Flam
    When snow descended on Atlanta and it became too dangerous for kids to get home, E. Rivers Elementary School principal Matt Rogers threw his students the sleepover of a lifetime. More than 90 students stuck at E. Rivers Elementary School in Atlanta overnight due to snow watched movies, ate pizza and enjoyed a snowball fight in the morning. Lindsay Treharne More than 90 students stuck at E. Rivers Elementary School in Atlanta overnight due to snow watched "Free Willy," ate pizza and enjoyed a snowball fight in the morning. After movies and pizza, he used tablecloths and even his own...
  • City of Dearborn Apologizes for Arresting Christians...

    12/13/2013 7:11:22 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 26 replies
    answeringmuslims.com ^ | 5/6/13 | unknown
    Detroit, Michigan (May 6, 2013) — After more than two years of intense motion practice and discovery, the City of Dearborn has agreed to enter into a settlement that includes a public apology for arresting several Christian missionaries who were peacefully preaching to Muslims at the Dearborn Arab International Festival in 2010. The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), a national nonprofit Judeo-Christian law firm, is representing Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, David Wood, and Paul Rezkalla, who were thrown in jail on June 18, 2010, and charged with “breach of the peace” for their free speech activity. In September 2010, Robert Muise,...
  • Australian court rejects law allowing gay marriage

    12/12/2013 8:33:43 AM PST · by Stalwart · 6 replies
    TheTimes Of India ^ | Dec 12, 2013, | AP
    SYDNEY: Australia's highest court struck down a landmark law on Thursday that had begun allowing the country's first gay marriages, shattering the dreams of more than two dozen same-sex newlyweds whose marriages will now be annulled less than a week after their weddings.
  • Governor Christie's vanishing mystique is good news

    12/05/2013 7:33:24 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-5-13 | Chris Adamo
    Though it is not yet 2014, the Republican "Establishment" is already attempting to determine the party's candidate for the 2016 presidential election. And their top picks range all the way from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Any true conservatives are immediately pronounced "unelectable" and their candidacies declared dead on arrival. This assessment of the political landscape is profoundly significant, and the determinations of Republican Party insiders critically important, considering they have such a sterling track record of selecting sure winners, such as Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. A vital element of their...
  • Croatians vote against same-sex marriage

    12/01/2013 1:51:10 PM PST · by annalex · 23 replies
    thenews.com.pk ^ | December 02, 2013
    ZAGREB: A majority of Croatians voted in a referendum Sunday to ban gay marriages in what is a major victory for the Catholic Church-backed conservatives in the European Union´s newest nation. The state electoral commission, citing near complete results, said 65 percent of those who voted answered "yes" to the referendum question: "Do you agree that marriage is matrimony between a man and a woman?" About 34 percent voted against. The result meant that Croatia´s constitution will be amended to ban same-sex marriage. The vote has deeply divided Croatia. Liberal groups have said the referendum´s question infringes on basic human...
  • Confirmed: Nine Texas abortion clinics shut down abortions after Court reinstates pro-life law

    11/02/2013 6:47:28 AM PDT · by topher · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri Nov 01, 2013 13:38 EST | by John Jalsevac
    November 1, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At least nine Texas abortion clinics have suspended abortions starting today after an Appeals Court reinstated key provisions of the state’s hotly contested pro-life law yesterday, according to reports. The ruling came just three days after U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel had struck down sections of the law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and to follow FDA guidelines in administering the abortion drug RU-486.
  • Rags to Riches.. OMG

    09/25/2013 1:21:39 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 11 replies
    wimp.com ^ | Sept. 23, 2013 | Unknown
    Disabled man's life is turned around by a blanket... Really.. :)
  • Live Thread: Obama to Make Rose Garden Statement on Syria, 1:15 p.m. EDT 8/31/13

    08/31/2013 9:16:19 AM PDT · by kristinn · 596 replies
    Via Twitter ^ | Saturday, August 31, 2013 | Jay Carney
    The President will deliver a statement on Syria at 1:15 pm today in the Rose Garden today.
  • Shoppers go by 'honor system' at Wayne store that should have been locked

    08/28/2013 10:31:47 AM PDT · by Sopater · 24 replies
    New Jersey News 12 ^ | August 27, 2013
    WAYNE - A group of young men dubbed "honest shoppers" have come forward after they walked into a Wayne store that was supposed to be closed, took what they needed and left money for their purchases. Management at Buddy's Small Lots on Route 23 got a call from police that there had been a break-in at the store, but upon arrival, nothing was missing. The lock on the door had malfunctioned and the lights were still on, so the store looked open for business. Surveillance footage shows a group of bewildered shoppers entering the store and calling out for a...
  • The Bad News/Good News Bible

    08/07/2013 7:33:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/07/2013 | Ken Connor
    The Bible is a book of bad news and good news. First the bad news: Human beings are sinners. Our sin separates us from a holy and righteous God, provokes his wrath, and causes us to ultimately suffer death and eternal separation from Him. (Rom. 3:23, Rom.1:18, Col.3:6). More bad news: We are without excuse. As a result of our wickedness, we have suppressed the truth about God made known to us and are deserving of his righteous wrath. (Rom. 1:16-32) That's a bitter pill to swallow, but it's not the end of the story. There is good news. The...
  • Vanity: It's Biblical: ...And when the wicked perish, there is glad shouting.

    07/20/2013 5:50:45 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 45 replies
    Bible | 20 July 2013 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The Bible pretty much lays it on the line. When the Bible speaks, it's God talking. Hard to argue with God. Proverbs 11:10 - When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, And when the wicked perish, there is glad shouting. So, when Hitler, Stalin, Khadafi, Kim Il Sung, Hugo Chavez, Osama Bin Laden, Che Guevara, Arafat, Saddam Hussein, Peter Jennings and Helen Thomas died, a lot of folks rejoiced. And, many of us are waiting for others to pass on like ANY of the leftists who have turned this nation upside down morally and in every way....
  • Judge rules in favor of student thrown out of class for saying he doesn’t support gay lifestyle

    07/17/2013 5:38:44 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 43 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7-16-13 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A judge has ruled in favor of a student who sued after he was thrown out of class by a gay activist teacher for expressing his religious beliefs against the homosexual lifestyle. Federal District Judge Patrick J. Duggan of the Eastern District of Michigan declared the teacher’s actions in punishing Daniel Glowacki violated his First Amendment Rights. "While the Court certainly recognizes that schools are empowered to regulate speech to prevent students from invading the rights of other students, people do not have a legal right to prevent criticism of their beliefs or for that matter their way of life,"...
  • Transformation is Still Possible: The Closure of Exodus International

    07/03/2013 5:34:14 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 3 replies
    Good News Magazine & Transforming Congregations (United Methodist offshoots) ^ | 1 July 2013 | Karen Booth and Thomas A. Lambrecht
    Transformation is Still Possible: The Closure of Exodus International July 1, 2013 http://goodnewsmag.org/2013/07/transformation-is-still-possible-the-closure-of-exod By Karen Booth and Thomas A. Lambrecht In mid-June, dramatic headlines announced that the president of Exodus International North America was issuing an apology to gay people and closing its doors. For those who have been supportive of the ministry of Exodus International, a 37-year-old umbrella organization for Christian ministry with individuals and families impacted by unwanted same-sex attraction, this headline was disappointing and misleading. As ministries working for the renewal of the The United Methodist Church, Transforming Congregations and Good News are saddened by the announcement...
  • Holy War: London Mosque Firebombed

    05/27/2013 5:25:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 5/27/13 | Pat Dollard
    Code of Harry from Showtime’s Dexter: The Code of Harry was never actually written down, but was passed down verbally. As a result, it’s not a verbatim list of rules, but more a general set of learnings and guidelines taught by Harry to Dexter. Dexter has several times cited two rules as the most important rule above all others: 1st Rule of the Code : Never get caught – Don’t get caught committing a crime, since that would result in imprisonment and may even result in being put to death. Harry, in bringing Dexter to witness an execution, runs through...
  • Judge: Obama administration can’t refuse to arrest illegal immigrants

    04/24/2013 2:59:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/24/2013 | Stephan Dinan
    A federal judge said this week that the Obama administration is likely violating the law by telling immigration agents and officers not to arrest illegal immigrants they deem low priority, in a case that could upend President Obama’s enforcement policy. For the last several years the administration has said it will no longer arrest most illegal immigrants, arguing it wants to focus only on those with serious criminal records or gang ties. The Homeland Security department said it was using “prosecutorial discretion.” Immigration agents and officers sued, saying federal law requires them to make the arrests, but the Obama administration...
  • APNewsBreak: Boy Scouts reaffirm ban on gays

    07/17/2012 9:01:17 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 17 2012 | Associated Press
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ruling out any changes despite relentless protest campaigns by some critics.</p> <p>An 11-member special committee, formed discreetly by top Scout leaders in 2010, "came to the conclusion that this policy is absolutely the best policy for the Boy Scouts," the organization' national spokesman, Deron Smith, told The Associated Press.</p>
  • Illinois school district ejects homosexual activist curriculum

    06/26/2012 6:45:57 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 6/25/2012 | Ben Johnson
    ERIE, ILLINOIS, June 25, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Illinois school district has bucked the national homosexual lobby by voting to remove books that promote same-sex “marriage” or mainstream alternate lifestyles. After parents complained about The Family Book, which the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) recommends “to naturalize and celebrate family diversity,” the Erie Community Unit School District 1 voted to remove all GLSEN curriculum from the district. The vote was 5-2. Ann Schipper, the mother of three children in the system, said the curriculum “completely wipes away what my kids have learned at church and at home, and...
  • Soldier Saved Lives By Throwing Away Grenade

    03/23/2012 3:36:08 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | 03/23/2012 | Sky News
    A British soldier who picked up and threw away a live grenade before it could kill him and his men is among 131 members of the Armed Forces whose heroics are being officially honoured. Serjeant Deacon Cutterham was wading through an irrigation ditch knee-deep in water on patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when the grenade came flying over a high wall to one side and landed in front of him. He reached down to grab it and "posted" the grenade into a parallel irrigation channel to get it out of his hand as quickly as possible.
  • Analysis: Snowe departure will widen partisan gulf

    02/29/2012 3:13:02 PM PST · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    cBS News ^ | February 29, 2012 | Charles Babington
    <p>WASHINGTON — The surprising retirement of moderate Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine moves congressional centrists a step closer to extinction and highlights the great paradox of American politics.</p> <p>Voters say they want bipartisan solutions to the nation's problems. But they congregate and vote in ways that ensure partisan warfare, driving the GOP further right and the Democratic Party further left.</p>
  • Rep. Barney Frank won't seek re-election

    11/28/2011 7:01:32 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 236 replies
    Rep. Barney Frank won't seek re-election Posted by CNN Wire Staff (CNN) - Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, a 16-term Democrat, will announce Monday he does not intend to seek re-election in 2012........
  • Marshals ordered to seize Righthaven assets

    11/02/2011 1:22:13 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 26 replies
    Vegasinc.com ^ | 11/02/2011 | Steve Green
    Las Vegas copyright infringement lawsuit filer Righthaven LLC’s financial problems grew Tuesday when the federal court in Las Vegas commanded the U.S. Marshals Service to seize more than $63,000 in Righthaven assets to satisfy a creditor’s judgment and costs. Lance Wilson, clerk of the court, signed a writ of execution requested by attorneys for Wayne Hoehn, who was sued for copyright infringement by Righthaven —but then defeated Righthaven in court when his case was dismissed this summer. Righthaven since March 2010 has filed 275 lawsuits against websites, bloggers and message board posters claiming they infringed on material from the Las...
  • Woman Catches Baby from 10 story Fall (Great news)

    07/04/2011 8:26:24 PM PDT · by politicalmerc · 16 replies
    Fox News Online ^ | July 4, 2011 | AP Staff
    BEIJING -- A 2-year-old Chinese girl left unattended fell 10 stories from her family's apartment window and survived after being caught by a woman passing by, state media reported Sunday. The toddler was in critical condition Sunday with internal bleeding and other unspecified injuries while the woman who saved her suffered a broken arm, China Central Television and the Xinhua News Agency said. The girl, named Zhang Fangyu but known by the nickname Niu Niu, was in the care of her grandmother Saturday afternoon when the older woman left the 10th-floor apartment outside the eastern city of Hangzhou to run...
  • Newspaper ad revenue in US falls 7 percent in 1Q

    06/01/2011 4:42:37 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 2+ views
    New York (AP) -- U.S. newspaper advertising revenue fell 7 percent during the first three months of the year. That left the industry's quarterly ad revenue at its lowest level in 27 years.
  • Ohio Senate OKs Collective Bargaining Limits

    03/30/2011 8:23:57 PM PDT · by NRG1973 · 33 replies
    WBNS-10TV ^ | March 30, 2011 | N/A
    The Republican-led Ohio Senate voted on Wednesday night to severely limit the collective bargaining rights of 350,000 public workers. The 17-16 vote came hours after the full House approved the measure on a 53-44 vote, 10TV News reported. The measure affects safety workers, teachers, nurses and a host of other government personnel. It allows unions to negotiate wages but not health care, sick time or pension benefits. It also does away with automatic pay increases in favor of merit raises. Gov. John Kasich said that his $55.5 billion state budget counts on unspecified savings from lifting union protections to fill...
  • Breaking News: Jesus Christ Is Born!!!!!!!

    12/25/2010 7:34:48 AM PST · by Christian Engineer Mass · 83 replies · 2+ views
    The Bible ^ | 12-25-2010 | God
    Luke 2: 1-20 The Story of Christ's Birth And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and lineage of David), to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being with...
  • Good News Means There is Bad News (the choice in this cosmic drama is yours)

    11/21/2010 9:20:27 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 19 replies
    Religio-Political Talk ^ | 10-20-2010 | Papa Giorgio
    Apologist, lawyer and theologian John Warwick Montgomery references this choice in a quick blurb about the existence of evil and a good God: "Opponents of theism have perennially argued that the natural and moral evils in the universe make the idea of an omnipotent and perfectly good God irrational. But if subjectivity (and its correlative, freewill) must be presupposed on the level of human action, and if God’s character as fully transcendent divine Subject serves to make human volition meaningful, then the existence of freewill in itself provides a legitimate explanation of evil. To create personalities without genuine freewill would...
  • Senate Votes down motion to proceed to Defense authorization bill

    09/21/2010 12:27:59 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 13 replies
    cspan.com ^ | 9/21/10 | cspan
    The Senate, by a vote of 56-43 did not pass the motion to proceed to debate on the defense authorization bill (S.3454). The procedural vote sought to move the bill forward and begin the general debate; however 60 votes were needed to pass the motion. The source of the conflict were two provisions in the bill; repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy and an immigration measure, the DREAM Act. Republicans have voiced their opposition to the measures, as well as Democratic leaders’ refusal to allow the other side to bring forth their amendments for consideration. In the House, Democratic...
  • Senate Votes down motion to proceed to Defense authorization bill

    09/21/2010 12:27:49 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 1 replies
    cspan.com ^ | 9/21/10 | cspan
    The Senate, by a vote of 56-43 did not pass the motion to proceed to debate on the defense authorization bill (S.3454). The procedural vote sought to move the bill forward and begin the general debate; however 60 votes were needed to pass the motion. The source of the conflict were two provisions in the bill; repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy and an immigration measure, the DREAM Act. Republicans have voiced their opposition to the measures, as well as Democratic leaders’ refusal to allow the other side to bring forth their amendments for consideration. In the House, Democratic...
  • MoveOn.org Moves Into Panic Mode (LOL)

    09/16/2010 5:21:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    biggovernment.com ^ | sep. 16, 2010 | Kyle Olson
    It’s pure panic time in Democratic circles as the 40-year reign James Carville predicted seems to ending a few decades early. MoveOn.org, a long-time Progressive powerhouse in DC and around the country, is running around with its hair on fire and preparing for a bad November.
  • Hungarian Priest Skateboards in Talar

    08/20/2010 3:04:51 PM PDT · by 0beron
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/19/2010 | Tancred
    priest from Hungary is a good skater -- and is presenting the good news to the yout and You-tube users. Redics [kath.net] A Hungarian Priest puts on his skateboard-arts for the attention of children, youth and recently Youtube Users. Report from news.at.
  • Marines, sailor save severely burned Afghan boy

    08/15/2010 7:45:31 PM PDT · by Wizski · 5 replies
    Blackanthem Military News ^ | Aug. 11, 2010 | By 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Fwd) Public Affairs
    CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan - An Afghan gentleman begged a squad of Marines, out for a routine visit to a village in southern Afghanistan, to come to his nephew's rescue. They entered the man's compound and found a 10-year-old boy curled up in pain from severe burns over his back. This was a whole new mission for a group of warriors who normally spend their days training Afghanistan national security forces across the region.
  • Ariz. referendum drives targeting new law dropped

    05/10/2010 1:19:11 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 20 replies · 725+ views
    AP ^ | 5/10/10 | PAUL DAVENPORT
    PHOENIX – The two proposed referendum drives challenging Arizona's new sweeping law targeting illegal immigration are being abandoned, organizers said Monday. Andrew Chavez, a professional petition circulator involved in one of the efforts, said its backers pulled the plug after concluding they might not be able to time their petition filings in such a way as to put the law on hold pending a 2012 public vote. Jon Garrido, the chief organizer of the other drive, attributed its end to a belief that the law would have been subject to legal protections under Arizona's Constitution if approved by Arizona voters....
  • Utah's Bob Bennett: I hear laughter in the rain!

    05/10/2010 7:51:38 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 15 replies · 700+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | May 10, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    Oooh, I hear laughter in the rain...That song's been running through my head all day... Neil Sedaka Ooooh, how I love the rainy days and the happy way I feel inside...Bob Bennett is toast. The Utah delegates said so today, speaking on behalf of their fellow Utah citizens (would that be Utes?... ) He was in near tears at the shock, the SHOCK! of losing his "career". Ummm, bub, (Bob), that was never meant to be a "career". This is the problem. These SOBs have been in there so long it is their freaking career. And it has been, because...
  • A lifetime of crippling disability is cured overnight (A truly heartwarming story)

    05/07/2010 6:29:28 PM PDT · by Stoat · 10 replies · 1,246+ views
    KOMO News (Seattle) ^ | May 7, 2010 | Kathi Goertzen
    A lifetime of crippling disability is cured overnight By Kathi Goertzen    Story Published: May 6, 2010 at 11:15 PM PDT Story Updated: May 7, 2010 at 10:46 AM PDT Ed Impala SEATTLE - Ed Impala is flesh and blood proof there is always hope, no matter what the medical challenge.Ed and his twin brother Frank were born in Redmond in 1956. As a child, Ed could never keep up."My balance was bad. My body was always pulling me back. The fatigue was severe. My parents took me to doctor after doctor, and they'd say, 'He'll outgrow it,'" says Ed.But...
  • Who You Gonna Trust? (Surely not your lying eyes.)

    04/24/2010 2:25:38 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies · 731+ views
    American Spectator ^ | April 22, 2010 | Geoffrey Norman
    There has been a lot said and written in the last couple of days about a new poll showing that only 20% or so of Americans "trust the government." The news is being gravely received and treated as further and redundant proof that the country is in a bad way. To me, though, it sounds like pretty good news. We need more distrust of government for the very good reason that government is pretty much an untrustworthy enterprise. If more Americans had been inclined to distrust the government five, ten, twenty, or more years ago, we might not be in...
  • Who is this?

    04/03/2010 3:32:35 PM PDT · by Tigen · 70 replies · 1,741+ views
    The Message ^ | unknown | Message
    Daniel 8:23-25 23-26"'As their kingdoms cool down and rebellions heat up, A king will show up, hard-faced, a master trickster. His power will swell enormously. He'll talk big, high-handedly, Doing whatever he pleases, knocking off heroes and holy ones left and right. He'll plot and scheme to make crime flourish— and oh, how it will flourish! He'll think he's invincible and get rid of anyone who gets in his way. But when he takes on the Prince of all princes, he'll be smashed to bits— but not by human hands.
  • Americans' net worth up for 3rd straight quarter

    03/11/2010 10:53:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 331+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/11/10 | JEANNINE AVERSA and DAVE CARPENTER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans regained more of their shrunken wealth last quarter, mainly because the healing economy boosted stock portfolios. But the gain was less than in the previous two quarters. The Federal Reserve reported Thursday that household net worth rose 1.3 percent in the fourth quarter to $54.2 trillion. It marked the third straight quarter of gains. Net worth had risen by a stronger 4.5 percent in the second quarter of 2009 and by an even faster 5.5 percent in the third quarter.
  • Beirut car bomb kills 2 Hamas members: Hamas official

    02/11/2010 1:41:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies · 330+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 28/12/09
    Hamas official Ayman Taha Sunday announced two of the three victims in Saturday's car bomb in southern Beirut were Hamas members, the local Now Lebanon news website reported. Taha told a press conference that the two Hamas members killed by the blast were Basil Jomaa and Hassan Haddad of Hamas' office in Dahiyeh, the stronghold of Lebanese Shiite armed group Hezbollah. A car bomb struck on Saturday night the Haret Hreik neighborhood in South Dahiyeh, killing three and injuring five others.
  • Top Ten Good News Stories of 2009

    12/25/2009 11:27:38 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 505+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Dec 23 2009 | John-Henry Westen
    Wednesday December 23, 2009 Top Ten Good News Stories of 2009 Compiled by John-Henry WestenDecemer 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The following are the top ten good news stories of 2009, ranked according to popularity.1) 12-Year-Old Stuns Pro-Choice Teacher and School with Pro-Life Presentation  12-year-old "Lia" of Toronto become a star at her school and on Youtube with her five-minute pro-life speech, crafted for a school competition. A video of her speech has been watched over 800,000 times on Youtube.2) List of Bishops Opposing the Notre Dame Invitation and Award to President Obama83 U.S. bishops spoke out against Notre Dame's...
  • Man returns found diamond ring

    12/24/2009 2:38:32 AM PST · by This_far · 13 replies · 867+ views
    Montana Standard ^ | 12/22/2009 | AP
    GREAT FALLS (AP) — A Great Falls man who found a $6,000 diamond ring at the mall has returned it to its owner and wouldn't even accept the reward. Chandria Murphy of San Antonio, Texas, was helping her mother at her chair massage business at a Great Falls mall earlier this month. She was getting ready to close up on Dec. 10 when a last-minute customer arrived. She took off her three-diamond ring and placed it on a table. She usually puts it in her pocket. Murphy finished up and went home before she panicked and realized she didn't have...