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  • Questioning the Iraq War

    11/17/2005 5:42:42 PM PST · by forty_years · 6 replies · 622+ views ^ | November 17, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    5 Marines were killed in Iraq yesterday. The more than 2000 U.S. troops lost in Iraq makes me want to vomit. But now, as calls to pull our troops out of Iraq grow, I fear that a premature withdrawal will lead to an even greater disaster than the sacrifices already made. Cutting and running now would render this ultimate in human toll meaningless. Unfortunately, the great gains that have come from American sacrifices go under-reported. Iraqis are learning the intricacies of democratic politics, as “accountability has taken root.” Coalitions are being formed and reshuffled. Pundits are speculating on party endorsements....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-16-05, Opt. St. Margaret-Scotland, St. Gertrude-Great

    11/16/2005 7:46:41 AM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies · 638+ views American Bible ^ | 11-16-05 | New American Bible
    November 16, 2005Wednesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Wednesday 49 Reading I2 Mc 7:1, 20-31 It happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrestedand tortured with whips and scourges by the king,to force them to eat pork in violation of Gods law. Most admirable and worthy of everlasting remembrance was the mother,who saw her seven sons perish in a single day,yet bore it courageously because of her hope in the Lord.Filled with a noble spirit that stirred her womanly heart with manly courage,she exhorted each of themin the language of their ancestors with these words:I do...
  • Homeless Victims Of South Africa's Great Eviction

    09/28/2005 6:36:18 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 576+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-29-2005 | David Blair
    Homeless victims of South Africa's great eviction (Filed: 29/09/2005) A million black workers have been thrown off white-owned farms since apartheid. David Blair reports on the threat of a Zimbabwe-style backlash Almost a million black workers have been evicted from South Africa's farms since the advent of the "rainbow" nation's new democracy, more than during the last decade of apartheid. A new survey has disclosed the huge scale of an enforced upheaval sweeping the country, with 942,303 farm workers and dependants evicted in the 10 years after the transition to black rule in 1994. In the previous decade, when apartheid...
  • The evil empire

    09/07/2005 9:23:06 PM PDT · by Khashayar · 10 replies · 699+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday September 8, 2005
    Persia's kings are history's great villains. Does the British Museum's show do them justice? By Jonathan Jones The title of this exhibition is a bit misleading. Forgotten Empire, the British Museum calls its spectacular resurrection of ancient Persia. Yet the Persians are as notorious in their way as Darth Vader, the Sheriff of Nottingham, General Custer, or any other embodiment of evil empire you care to mention. They are history's original villains. In its day, which lasted from the middle of the 500s BC until the defeat of Darius III by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, the Persian empire...
  • Saint James the Greater

    07/25/2005 6:35:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 1,165+ views ^ | not given | Catholic Forum
    JAMES the Greater Also known asone of the Sons of Thunder; Jacobus Major; Iago; Santiago Memorial25 July; formerly 5 AugustProfileSon of Zebedee and Salome, brother of Saint John the Apostle, and may have been Jesus' cousin. He is called "the Greater" simply because he became an Apostle before Saint James the Lesser. Apparent disciple of Saint John the Baptist. Fisherman. Left everything when Christ called him to be a fisher of men. Was present during most of the recorded miracles of Christ. Preached in Samaria, Judea, and Spain. First Apostle to be martyred. The pilgrimage to his relics in Compostela...
  • If You Didn't Love Ronald Reagan, DON'T READ THIS!

    07/16/2005 1:25:46 PM PDT · by DARCPRYNCE · 36 replies · 1,098+ views
    The Daley Times-Post ^ | 07/16/05 | Edward L. Daley
    LEGACY Oh say do you recall his shining city on the hill Though strained and scarred by wickedness, that city stands here still A proud and grateful people watched his strength illuminate her That beautiful, bright city of the Great Communicator
  • The Great UFO Debate

    07/15/2005 5:21:02 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 44 replies · 1,311+ views ^ | Thursday, July 14, 2005 | Seth Shostak
    The good news is that polls continue to show that between one and two-thirds of the public thinks that extraterrestrial life exists. The weird news is that a similar fraction thinks that some of it is visiting Earth. Several recent television shows have soberly addressed the possibility that alien craft are violating our air space, occasionally touching down long enough to allow their crews to conduct bizarre (and, in most states, illegal) experiments on hapless citizens. While these shows tantalize viewers by suggesting that they are finally going to get to the bottom of the so-called "UFO debate", they never...
  • The U.K. Takes the Helm of the Rotating European Presidency

    07/05/2005 10:11:44 PM PDT · by Srirangan · 6 replies · 339+ views
    The European nation-state considered to be the least Europeanist, the United Kingdom, took the presidency of the E.U. on July 1, right after the double French and Dutch rejection of the E.U. Constitutional Treaty and the failure of the June 16-17 European Council -- a sign interpreted by many as the beginning of the end for the European political and strategic union. Although many observers believe that the British rotation is going to further aggravate the E.U.'s political crisis, and that the project of a common European Security and Defense Policy (E.S.D.P.) could suffer from a "final blow" in the...
  • Gold and Economic Freedom

    05/11/2005 4:45:35 PM PDT · by babylontoday · 3 replies · 439+ views ^ | 1966 | Alan Greenspan
    "An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense - perhaps more clearly and subtly than many consistent defenders of laissez-faire - that gold and economic freedom are inseparable, that the gold standard is an instrument of laissez-faire and that each implies and requires the other. In order to understand the source of their antagonism, it is necessary first to understand the specific role of gold in a free society. Money is the common denominator of all economic transactions. It is that commodity which serves as a medium...
  • Gold and Economic Freedom

    05/11/2005 3:44:02 PM PDT · by babylontoday · 325+ views ^ | 1966 | Alan Greenspan
    "An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense - perhaps more clearly and subtly than many consistent defenders of laissez-faire - that gold and economic freedom are inseparable, that the gold standard is an instrument of laissez-faire and that each implies and requires the other. In order to understand the source of their antagonism, it is necessary first to understand the specific role of gold in a free society. Money is the common denominator of all economic transactions. It is that commodity which serves as a medium...
  • Face to face with the great firewall of China

    05/05/2005 1:39:37 PM PDT · by ILurkedIRegisteredIPosted · 9 replies · 461+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 5/5/2005 | Michael Geist
    Face to face with the great firewall of China Michael Geist Citizen Special Thursday, May 05, 2005 As the Internet was taking flight in the early 1990s, John Gilmore, one of the co-founders of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a leading online civil liberties group, is credited with having coined the infamous phrase that "the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.'' Gilmore's view has since been regularly invoked whenever there are failed attempts to limit the dissemination of information. Beginning with a string of cases dating back to the Paul Bernardo trial in the mid-1990s, the Internet has...

    04/11/2005 1:28:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies · 2,807+ views
    NY Post ^ | 4/11/05 | IAN BISHOP
    HILLARY STOKES '08 FIRE WITH RED-HOT SPEECH By IAN BISHOP ----------------------------------------- HILLARY CLINTON Photo: Rick Dembow April 11, 2005 -- MINNEAPOLIS Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton bowled over the Democratic faithful in the key 2008 presidential swing state of Minnesota with a fiery weekend stump speech that had fans hailing her as the "great hope" to take back the White House. "She speaks her mind and she's a leader," swooned Debra Manninen. "She's our great hope." Party faithful here devoured Clinton's brand-new, red-meat material in her first major political speech Saturday night since the November 2004 election, which aides said...
  • Foes Reunited at Peace Pope's Funeral

    04/07/2005 12:37:33 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 18 replies · 1,762+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Thu Apr 7 | By Sophie Hardach -REUTERS
    ROME (Reuters) - The "Great Satan," part of the "axis of evil" and an "outpost of tyranny" will gather for the funeral of Pope John Paul, who toiled for peace but whose mourners find it hard to forgive each other. At what is expected to be one of the biggest funerals ever, there will be heads of governments whose hostile exchanges have long dominated the headlines -- the United States and Iran, Israel and Syria, Zimbabwe and Britain among others. "The conviction he had about humankind, about life and about peace -- it just shone through," said former U.S. president...
  • A Rabbinic Eulogy For The Pope (Rabbi Daniel Lapin Lauds Pope John Paul II's Greatness Alert)

    04/05/2005 10:18:54 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 681+ views ^ | 04/06/05 | Rabbi Daniel Lapin
    What meaningful eulogy can a rabbi possibly add to the many heartfelt tributes being paid to the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II? Ancient Jewish wisdom advised that in this world a man is known by his father. Not only a man's last name, but much of his identity comes from his father. However, after the process of death transforms us to spirit, we look to our children and grandchildren for clues to our eternity. In the future world of the spirit, where all is light and truth, Judaism teaches that each of us will be known by the actions...
  • Congratulations Sean Hannity - 2005 R&R Talk Personality of the Year

    03/15/2005 1:30:16 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 55 replies · 8,020+ views
    Radio and Records ^ | March 2005 | Radio and Records
    N/T Syndicated Personality of the Year Nominees: Glenn Beck The Glenn Beck Show Premiere Radio Networks Sean Hannity The Sean Hannity Show ABC Radio Networks Don Imus Imus In The Morning Westwood One Laura Ingraham The Laura Ingraham Show Talk Radio Network Rush Limbaugh The Rush Limbaugh Show Premiere Radio Networks Dave Ramsey The Dave Ramsey Show Independent The Winner!
  • Army commander says Iran considers any threat serious

    03/15/2005 12:20:06 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 21 replies · 740+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | March 16, 2005
    TEHRAN -- Iran takes the military threats of the United States and the Zionist regime seriously and is prepared to repel any air, ground, or sea attack, a top military official said here on Tuesday. "We take the U.S. and Israeli threats seriously, given the statements made by U.S. and Israeli officials over the past 26 years," Army Commander Major General Mohammad Salimi stated. The enemies of the country are seeking regime change in Iran, he said on the sidelines of a graduation ceremony at the Military Academy. Commenting on the so-called Greater Middle East Initiative, the recent statements of...
  • 575 Beetles found in cereal, store charged

    02/27/2005 10:18:51 PM PST · by freedom44 · 57 replies · 1,718+ views
    Caneo News ^ | 2/28/05 | Caneo News
    HONG KONG -- An upscale Hong Kong grocery store is being prosecuted after a customer allegedly discovered 575 beetles in a jar of cereal he bought, officials and media reports said yesterday. The customer, lawyer Philip Dykes, said the breakfast cereal was "too organic for my liking," according to the South China Morning Post. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has charged the Great grocer store with sale of "food not of the nature, substance or quality demanded by the purchaser," said Emily Mak, a department spokeswoman. The charge carries a maximum fine of 10,000 Hong Kong dollars, $1,589 Cdn,...
  • Make Washington's Birthday a national holiday...again

    02/22/2005 7:02:30 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 202+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 22, 2005 | Rick Moran
    The year was 1783. While formal hostilities had virtually ceased between the Crown and the American colonies, peace talks continued to drag on in London. The Congress was broke and in serious debt even though the Articles of Confederation, which required individual states to contribute funds to the Congress, had been approved two years earlier. The Continental Army was restless. Many of its officers hadnt been paid in months. Promises made by Congress at the time of their enlistment regarding reimbursement for food and clothing, pensions, and a pledge to give the officers half pay for life were either not...
  • Discovery Could Change Dates For Human Arrival On The Great Plains

    02/15/2005 12:14:05 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 1,620+ views
    News Wise ^ | 2-15-2005 | University Of Kansas
    Source: University of Kansas Released: Sat 12-Feb-2005, 09:00 ET Embargo expired: Tue 15-Feb-2005, 00:00 ET Discovery Could Change Dates for Human Arrival on the Great Plains Dated by carbon-14 methods at 12,200 years old, recently discovered bones could be the oldest evidence of human occupation in Kansas, and they may be the oldest evidence of humans on the Great Plains. For photos related to the story, go to Newswise Bones of now-extinct animals and a rock fragment discovered last summer in northwestern Kansas could rewrite the history of humans on the Great Plains. The bones, which appear to...
  • Dick Weber, one of bowling's greats, dies (75)

    02/14/2005 8:53:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,178+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/14/05 | Jim Salter - AP
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Dick Weber, one of bowling's first national stars and a three-time bowler of the year, died. He was 75. Weber died Sunday night in his sleep at his home in the St. Louis area, said Steve James, retired executive director of the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame. A cause of death was not immediately known. Weber had just returned from the opening of the congress' championships in Baton Rouge, La. James said he spent Sunday morning with Weber, who gave no indication he was ill. In an e-mail to the Bowlers Journal, Weber's wife, Juanita,...