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  • Christianity 101: The Laying on of Hands

    12/22/2013 3:01:31 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 118 replies
    Today | Douglaskc
    Christianity 101: The Laying on of Hands For Christians the book of Hebrews is essential for analyzing what the early church believed and taught as doctrine. In instructing the church Paul (the likely author) chastised them for now growing in the faith. In Hebrews 6:1 Paul reminded them of the "principles of the doctrine of Christ". In other words, those things which Christ said should be taught to Christians. These are foundational principles: Hbr 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works,...
  • Two Spanish men chopped off their own HANDS in £2million insurance scams...

    04/27/2013 6:37:08 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | April 26, 2013 | Matt Blake
    Two Spanish scroungers who chopped off their own hands and tried to claim the insurance payout have been exposed as cheats - because they performed the amputations so well. The unnamed men, whose cases are not linked, both thought they could pocket up to £2million if they could hoodwink insurers into believing unforeseen accidents had caused their injuries. They are among a wave of penniless desperados in recession-ravaged Spain who are increasingly turning to more extreme measures to make ends meet. Authorities said the first claimant removed his hand with an electric saw but told insurers it had been ripped...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, October-22-2012

    10/22/2012 2:35:40 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 80 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
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  • Passport application a hassle

    09/14/2012 3:06:18 PM PDT · by ancientart · 15 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | Marmorstein | Art
    When my son R.J. came home for a visit last month, priority one was completing a passport application. His chamber choir is touring Italy next spring, and he wanted to be sure he had everything in order. We printed out the passport application and looked it over carefully, making sure he had everything needed. To be safe, we turned in his old birth certificate at the Register of Deeds office and got a new “raised seal” certificate. Rather than taking a chance with a digital photo taken at home, we went to the Wal-Mart Photo Center to have passport photos...
  • Mitten controversy leads to helping hands

    12/18/2011 2:30:33 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 12-16-11 | Kevin Binversie
    The mittens are off! Verbal fists are flying in what is becoming tourism marketing fight of this century! Two states — boundaries formed millennia ago by natural forces and almost two centuries ago by politics — look a lot like the human hand in a mitten. Because of that, Wisconsin and Michigan were locked in mostly media-created hand-to-hand combat for the better part of a month over which looks more like the body part. The origins are pretty simple. Over the past year, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism has been using a campaign that stages various objects to look like...
  • Michelle Obama Hands A Crying Baby To President Obama. Baby Stops Crying

    06/21/2011 9:08:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/21/11 | Colby Hall
    Regardless of ones’ political disposition, this is a pretty cool video clip, the details of which are still somewhat unclear. What we know, however, is that during a recent meet and great with President Obama and wife Michelle were met with a an upset and crying baby. When asked for a photo with the commander-in-chief, the First Lady proceeds to hand the crying child to the president, only to watch the baby nearly instantly stop crying. Fonzie! Conspiracy theorists will likely call the baby a plant, and yes, we cannot prove that the alleged crying baby isn’t a
  • In Good Hands (You Tube Clip)

    05/13/2011 10:54:04 PM PDT · by ancientart · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 13, 2011 | Richard Marmorstein
    Linda the Mandolin (with Twichard Marmorstein) provide a lullaby for sleep-deprived Freepers.
  • To Raise,Or Not To Raise...That Is the Question (An Act of Worship for Some)~Imported from Mod-Blog

    02/07/2011 8:31:01 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 16 replies
    Religio-Political Talk (RPT) ^ | 2-7-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    ....I come from a conservative background of the Protestant church tradition. My friends and family tend to be non-demonstrative lot at church, with little more than the occasional “A-men!” when we are REALLY moved. So, it has bothered me to see a particular phenomenon from the charismatic/pentecostal tradition starting to appear in church – the raising of hands. This action, usually done during singing, always seemed showy to me and distracting. But, it is important to separate “it bothers me” from “it is wrong.” So, I decided to do some research into the phenomenon, and see what the Bible had...
  • An important message from the TSA

    11/29/2010 4:51:59 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 2 replies
    UTUBE ^ | 11/29/2010 | unknown
    This is important, reassuring information http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rsP2QzdPvc&feature=player_embedded#!
  • Fox hands [Juan] Williams $2 million contract

    10/21/2010 2:50:20 PM PDT · by Justaham · 246 replies · 1+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 10-21-10
    Fox News moved swiftly to turn the controversy over Juan Williams’s firing to its advantage, offering him an expanded role and a new three-year contract Thursday morning in a deal that amounts to nearly $2 million, Matea Gold reports. Roger Ailes took a jab at NPR in the process. "Juan has been a staunch defender of liberal viewpoints since his tenure began at Fox News in 1997,” he said in a statement. “He’s an honest man whose freedom of speech is protected by Fox News on a daily basis.” In his new role, Williams will appear more frequently on the...
  • Fate of Australian parliament rests in hands of 'haystack amigos’

    08/22/2010 9:03:04 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/22/2010 | Bonnie Malkin, Sydney
    After a tense night of vote-counting yielded no clear result, Australia was heading for a hung parliament with independents Tony Windsor, Rob Oakeshott and Bob Katter, who hail from regional areas, becoming the unlikely kingmakers. Independents (L-R) Bob Katter, Rob Oakeshott, Tony Windsor While they all have links to the National Party, the minor party in Tony Abbott’s conservative coalition, the independents have said that past allegiances will not influence their negotiations. The most unpredictable member of the trio is Mr Katter, the MP for the vast seat of Kennedy in northern Queensland which covers more than 340,000sq miles. A...
  • Live Thread: Obama State of the Sham Wow Address on the Gulf Oil Spill 8 P.M. EDT 6/15/10

    06/15/2010 4:10:30 PM PDT · by kristinn · 864 replies · 35,093+ views
    Tuesday, June 15, 2010 | Kristinn
    Live from the Oval Office! It's Barack Obama and the State of the Sham Wow, Gulf Oil Spill edition!Starring TOTUS as Barack Obama! Featuring: Robert Gibbs in a special YouTube after the speech infomercial.
  • Caption Obama's press conference

    04/16/2010 4:40:33 PM PDT · by OldGuard1 · 38 replies · 1,067+ views
    Tinyurl ^ | 04/16/2010 | Unknown
  • 25 years for touching Quran before washing hands

    03/06/2010 11:19:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies · 840+ views
    wnd ^ | 3/6/10 | staff
    In Pakistan, a Christian man was sentenced to life in prison after a neighbor with whom he had a business disagreement accused him of desecrating the Quran, and a husband and wife were jailed for 25 years for touching Islam's holy book without washing their hands. The reports came from Compass Direct News, the Center for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement and LogansWarning.com. According to Compass, the life term was imposed on Imran Masih, 22, of Faisalabad after he was convicted under the nortorious Section 295-B of Pakistan's legal code, which bans "blasphemy" against Islam. The conviction was based on...
  • Yakima kindergartner expelled for making a gun with hands

    03/05/2010 6:52:07 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 195 replies · 2,616+ views
    www.kndu.com ^ | 02/12/10 | kndu.com
    YAKIMA, Wash.- Manuel Alvarez eats breakfast and gets ready for school. He's eager but nervous. He was expelled Monday from Barge Lincoln Elementary for making a gun with his hands. His mom says it's a hand gesture that could have easily been corrected. "He didn't know did they talk to him about it what actions were taken to tell him this isn't allowed," Lorena Hurtado, Manuel's mother. Manuel has a clean record never in trouble before his mother says a warning would have worked or even a parent-teacher meeting. Instead, His mom says, Manuel's afraid. "I got a call from...
  • Vanity: Obama "O" Hand Signal At Oregon-USC Game?

    11/02/2009 9:22:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies · 2,052+ views
    November 2, 2009 | Me
    I saw some of the Oregon blowing out USC at Eugene Saturday night. I noticed in the crowd shots there were Oregon fans making the Obama "O" with their fingers. I was just wondering if that "O" came first or those moonbat leftists in Eugene decided to adopt the Obama "O"?
  • Obama: Sneeze into Your Sleeve, Not Your Hands

    09/01/2009 1:44:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies · 3,098+ views
    Obama: Sneeze into Your Sleeve, Not Your Hands Posted by Stephanie Condon Every American has a role to play in responding to the H1N1 flu virus, President Obama said today. During an afternoon statement in the Rose Garden of the White House, Mr. Obama had a message for people to prevent the spread of the disease: Wash your hands frequently, and cover your sneezes with your sleeve, not your hands. "I don't want anybody to be alarmed, but I do want everybody to be prepared," the president said. The new government push about H1N1 prevention also includes a new White...
  • U.S. Navy hands over 17 pirates to Kenya

    06/10/2009 8:21:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 1,237+ views
    Swissinfo.com ^ | 6/10/09 | Celestine Achieng
    MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - The U.S. navy handed over 17 suspected Somali pirates to Kenya on Wednesday, taking the number of such captives in prisons along the east African country's coast to 111. Kenyan police say the influx of suspected Somali pirates is clogging jails and congesting local courts and they would like foreign navies patrolling the shipping lanes off Somalia to start taking captives to other countries.
  • Are those Barack Obama's hands on cardboard cutout?

    01/30/2009 9:01:15 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 1,098+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 30, 2009 | Sara Olkon
    It seems a certain cardboard cutout of President Barack Obama has white hands. Or does it? Advanced Graphics, a Utah company in its 25th year of producing cardboard cutouts, released its Obama during election season. Many fans have posed for photos next to the life-size model of Obama, which is popular at sites around Washington, D.C. The cutout even made it to a funeral home in Jersey. Then the online magazine The Root published the story "Black President, White Hands?" in which the author said the body on the cutout appeared to have been grafted from a heavier, white man.
  • Study: Women lead men in bacteria, hands down

    11/03/2008 6:51:25 PM PST · by Dysart · 49 replies · 1,201+ views
    AP-Breitbart ^ | 11-3-08 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Wash your hands, folks, especially you ladies. A new study found that women have a greater variety of bacteria on their hands than men do. And everybody has more types of bacteria than the researchers expected to find. "One thing that really is astonishing is the variability between individuals, and also between hands on the same individual," said University of Colorado biochemistry assistant professor Rob Knight, a co-author of the paper. "The sheer number of bacteria species detected on the hands of the study participants was a big surprise, and so was the greater diversity of bacteria...
  • Charlton Heston "FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS"!!

    11/30/2008 3:41:55 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 3 replies · 555+ views
    youtube ^ | apr-26th-2008 | jbranstetter04
    This is so true today...Replace "Gore" insert "OBAMA"
  • Bag found in apartment might contain human hands

    07/04/2008 3:25:09 PM PDT · by Dysart · 41 replies · 75+ views
    FWST ^ | 7-4-08 | AMAN BATHEJA
    FORT WORTH -- A man moving into a new apartment today may have found a bag containing two human hands.A prospective tenant in the 1100 block of Grainger Street in southwest Fort Worth was cleaning out a garage apartment in anticipation of moving in when he found a plastic grocery sack in the freezer, according to Fort Worth police.The man opened the sack and found what looked like "two mangled up frozen hands," according to a statement from Fort Worth Police spokesman Lt. Paul Henderson.The man called police. Some officers who arrived on the scene agreed that the items could...
  • First post-Christmas poll in Iowa shows Fred surging! 15% and climbing.

    12/27/2007 7:25:39 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 167 replies · 331+ views
    Strategic Vision ^ | 12/27 | Strategic Vision
    Below are the results of a three-day poll in the state of Iowa. Results are based on telephone interviews with 600 likely Republican cacus goers and 600 likely Democratic cacus goers, aged 18+, and conducted December 26-27, 2007. The margin of sampling error is ±4.5 percentage points for each party. 1. If the 2008 Republican presidential caucus were held today between Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, and Fred Thompson, for whom would you vote? (Republicans Only; Names Rotated) Mike Huckabee 29% Mitt Romney 27% Fred Thompson 15% John McCain 14% Rudy Giuliani 4%...
  • Teens made to apologize on hands, knees

    09/30/2007 5:23:11 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 74 replies · 137+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 09/29/07 | EVE HIGHTOWER
    WATERFORD -- Waterford High School's principal reportedly disciplined two freshmen for fighting by having them get on their hands and knees, look at each other through a chair, apologize to each other and promise their behavior would end. It worked, according to one of the boys who made the pledge after the altercation last week. It also made his mother furious. Penny Watson said she was shocked when her son told her of the punishment. "I can understand having them stand up like men, apologize and shake hands," she said. "I'm past confusion. Now I'm angry."
  • Chicago Woman Born With Tiny Arms Denied McDonald's Service For Using Feet

    07/02/2007 10:33:36 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 140 replies · 4,564+ views
    FOX ^ | 07/02/07 | Unknown
    A woman has filed a lawsuit against a McDonald's franchise, claiming that employees in two suburban Chicago restaurants refused to serve her because a birth defect forces her to use her feet as hands. Dawn Larson was born with Holt-Oram Syndrome, which left her with diminutive hands just six inches from her shoulder, according to a report Monday in the Chicago Sun-Times. "I drank my baby bottle with my feet," she told the paper. "Nobody ever taught me how to do it, I just did it. I can ride a regular 10-speed bike. I can swim. It has not been...
  • 'Hands off my bust' says Egypt prof [If we give this to Egypt for 3 months they won't return it]

    05/11/2007 10:26:39 AM PDT · by bedolido · 25 replies · 1,425+ views
    english.aljazeera.net ^ | 5-10-2007 22:15 MECCA TIME | Staff Writer
    The man responsible for protecting Egypt's antiquities has said he will "fight" for the return of an ancient bust of Nefertiti, an ancient Egyptian queen, now housed in a Berlin museum. Zahi Hawass also requested the temporary return of other ancient Egyptian artifacts, including the Rosetta Stone which is housed in London's British museum. "Some people say, 'If we give this bust to Egypt for three months they will not return it'." Hawass said, regarding the bust of Nefertiti, in an interview on Wednesday.Zahi Hawass is seeking "unique artifacts" from at least 10 museums around the world [AP]Germany says the...
  • Town's immigration law in judge's hands (Hazleton, PA)

    03/24/2007 9:38:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 695+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/24/07 | Michael Rubinkam - ap
    SCRANTON, Pa. - During a nine-day trial, a federal judge has learned a lot about Hazleton, a working-class former coal town that few outside Pennsylvania had heard of until the mayor declared war on illegal immigrants. Mayor Lou Barletta and his administration told U.S. District Judge James Munley that illegal immigrants have ruined the town's quality of life and drained the municipal treasury. However, the landlords and business owners who joined the American Civil Liberties Union and others in suing to overturn the ordinance targeting those immigrants said the crackdown was hurting them, emptying apartments and closing stores. Ultimately, the...
  • New CSU budget puts fee increase in state's hands

    11/15/2006 6:27:02 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 227+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 11/15/06 | Lisa Petrillo
    LONG BEACH – Some California public university students may be paying higher fees next year. California State University officials are expected to approve a tentative $4.2 billion budget today that includes $65.2 million worth of potential student fee increases – which could translate into as much as 10 percent higher tuition for the 2007-08 academic year. CSU officials declined to call the sum a fee increase yesterday, even in theory. “It's a fund we're hoping the governor's office will support,” said Patrick Lenz, assistant vice chancellor for finance. He said there will likely be many adjustments to the budget before...
  • Poor Farmers Invoke Land Law To Get Their Hands On South Africa's Richest Diamond Mines

    09/30/2006 5:48:21 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 633+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-1-2006 | Stephen Bevan
    Poor farmers invoke land law to get their hands on South Africa's richest diamond mine Stephen Bevan in Taaibosch (Filed: 01/10/2006) Deep in the bushveld of South Africa's far north, 20 miles down a dirt track from the nearest road, the dusty township of Taaibosch is an unlikely place to find the owners of one of the country's most valuable pieces of real estate. Yet the residents of its rows of tiny brick huts, baking in the harsh sun, may soon be declared joint proprietors of South Africa's richest diamond mine. John Matlathi, 66, the village's head man, and other...
  • Operation Helping Hands brings gifts to Iraqi children

    07/19/2006 4:44:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 272+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. Rachel Brune
    DAHUK, Iraq (Army News Service, July 19, 2006) – Soldiers brought toys and smiles to children in one of Iraq’s northernmost provinces recently with Operation Helping Hands. The humanitarian assistance mission was conducted by Soldiers of the 142nd Corps Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. “The 142nd enjoys this just as much as the kids enjoy it,” said Lt. Col. Ronald Green, battalion commander. “This will stay in the minds and hearts of my Soldiers.” Soldiers handed out Beanie Babies, sports uniforms, soccer balls, teddy bears and candy, all donated by a variety of American organizations, said Capt. John Smith, battalion...
  • ESG 3 Hands Over CTF 158 Mission in North Arabian Gulf

    06/26/2006 9:18:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 411+ views
    USS PORT ROYAL (CG 73), North Arabian Gulf – Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3, U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Carl Jensen, turned over command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 158 to Royal Australian Navy Commodore Peter Lockwood June 23. CTF 158 is responsible for Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the North Arabian Gulf (NAG). This coalition force works with the Iraqi navy to protect key oil producing assets. MSO help set the conditions for security and stability in the NAG and protect Iraq 's sea-based infrastructure which provides the Iraqi people the opportunity for self-determination. “These are some tough...
  • America Supports You: USO Hands Out Awards at Gala Dinner (Caution: Reading may blur Monitor)

    03/23/2006 5:00:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 340+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, March 23, 2006 – The United Service Organizations of Metropolitan Washington honored several individuals and the Miss America Organization here last night during its 23rd annual awards dinner. Navy Adm. Edmund Giambastiani, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (left), Marine Corps Sgt. Michael Donnelly (center), and Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin Ledsome talk at the USO of Metropolitan Washington Annual Awards Dinner, March 22. Giambastiani presented Donnelly with the Bronze Star Medal and Ledsome with a USO award. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Sean P. Houlihan, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Miss America...
  • CA: Stem cell agency's fate now in judge's hands

    03/01/2006 5:15:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 163+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/1/06 | Paul Elias - ap
    The fate of the nation's most ambitious stem cell research agency will soon rest in the hands of a California judge as the weeklong trial challenging the institute's legality neared conclusion Wednesday. Three taxpayer groups have alleged in two lawsuits that the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine lacks the proper state government oversight to dole out $3 billion in stem cell grants over the next 10 years. They also accused the board that oversees the agency as being rife with conflict of interests and wrongly exempting itself from the state's open-meeting law. The trial was expected to end Thursday after...
  • Hamza gets nurse to wipe his bum

    01/13/2006 2:04:24 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 26 replies · 560+ views
    Mirror ^ | July 2, 2004 | Nathan Yates
    HAMZA GETS £30,000 NURSE.. TO WIPE HIS BUM Jail aid as cleric gets new hooks on NHS By Nathan Yates TERROR suspect Abu Hamza has been given new hooks on the NHS - and a £30,000-a-year nurse to wipe his backside in jail. The Muslim extremist, who has no hands, was fitted with special £5,000 replacement hooks because it was feared his original metal ones could be used as weapons. He is unable to clean himself as he could do himself an injury. So prison officials have hired a male nurse named Harry to perform the task. A prison source...
  • The would-be president is messing with ire (NY fans-turned-critics wash their hands of Hillary)

    01/12/2006 3:39:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies · 1,408+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald. ^ | 1/13/05 | Anne Summers
    The would-be president is messing with ire January 13, 2006 Fans-turned-critics say Hillary Clinton is sacrificing principle in the hunt for votes, writes Anne Summers. It is still more than two years before the major parties in the United States decide upon their candidates for the 2008 presidential elections, and it is widely assumed that the Democratic Party candidate will be the junior senator from New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton. You might expect the political conversation among Democrats to be along the lines of "Is Hillary electable?" (given the preponderance of red states on the American political map) but many...
  • Terror Law Targets The 'Little Hands' (France)

    08/02/2005 5:43:07 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 264+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-3-2005 | Colin Randall
    Terror law targets the 'little hands' By Colin Randall in Paris (Filed: 03/08/2005) France's move against supporters and perpetrators of terrorism gathered pace yesterday with plans to stiffen prison terms for those involved at any level in preparing attacks. Pascal Clément, the justice minister, wants the French parliament to approve amendments to existing law to allow even minor participants in terrorism to be accused of "criminal conspiracy to commit a terrorist crime". The maximum sentence would be 15 years' imprisonment, compared with the present highest term of 10 years for associating with terrorists or involvement in the direction of terrorism....
  • GRANDPA'S HANDS: A Reflection

    07/04/2005 10:24:02 AM PDT · by woofie · 3 replies · 593+ views
    Universe | ? | Anon
    Grandpa, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench. He didn't move, just sat with his head down staring at his hands. When I sat down beside him he didn't acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat I wondered if he was OK. Finally, not really wanting to disturb him but wanting to check on him at the same time, I asked him if he was OK. He raised his head and looked at me and smiled. Yes, I'm fine, thank you for asking, he said in a clear strong voice. I didn't mean to disturb you,...
  • Ex-Clinton aide's fate in jury's hands (deliberating begins Thursday)

    05/26/2005 4:32:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 639+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 5/25/05 | Chuck Conder
    Ex-Clinton aide's fate in jury's hands Rosen denies wrongdoing in reporting cost of gala to FEC Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Posted: 11:53 PM EDT (0353 GMT) LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Jurors in the federal trial of David Rosen, former finance director of Hillary Clinton's U.S. Senate campaign, will begin deliberating his fate Thursday. **SNIP** Defense and prosecuting attorneys finished their closing arguments Wednesday. The jury was to convene Thursday at 8:30 a.m. (11:30 a.m. ET). Rosen's attorney, Paul Sandler, described his client as "courageous and truthful," adding that Rosen "has suffered for years with this sword of Damocles over...
  • The Idle Hands and Wandering Minds of Texas Legislators

    05/09/2005 11:15:08 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 745+ views
    www.lp.org ^ | 5 8 05 | Shane Cory
    Politicians of the Texas State House took the time this week to pass HB 1476 which will put an end to "sexually suggestive" performances by middle and high school students. The bill, all 219 words of it, didn't bother to define what a sexually suggestive performance may be. Here are the main portions of the bill: Sec. 33.088. SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE PERFORMANCES PROHIBITED. (a) A school dance team, drill team, cheerleading team, or similar performance group may not perform in a sexually suggestive manner at an athletic or other extracurricular event or competition sponsored or approved by a school district or...
  • Ad says theft put guns in wrong hands(retarded austrailian sarah brady clones)

    04/20/2005 11:48:15 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 22 replies · 739+ views
    http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au ^ | 4 19 05 | Alyssa Braithwaite
    A GUN-control group has called for a total ban on semi-automatic handguns to prevent them falling into criminal hands with deadly consequences. Speaking at the launch of a new national anti-handgun advertising campaign, National Coalition for Gun Control chair Sam Lee said the future looked bleak in relation to guns. "What we are going to see in the future is more high-powered handguns on the streets because gun manufacturers are developing what are called quick-draws, which means they can be quickly grabbed and aimed at someone," Ms Lee said. The campaign launch comes just days after the fatal drive-by shootings...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Tribal gambling, recognition oversight changes hands again at BIA

    08/17/2004 4:02:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 245+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/17/04 | Erica Werner - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The second-in-command at the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs is recusing herself from Indian gambling and recognition decisions so she can resign and join the private sector - just four months after the head of the department also recused himself from those issues. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Aurene Martin will resign effective Sept. 10, Interior Department spokesman Dan DuBray said Tuesday. Effective immediately, responsibility for tribal gambling and recognition decisions is being given to Mike Olsen, currently the counselor to the assistant secretary. Olsen will become the third official in less than a year...
  • "Twins" CARTOON featuring Johnny Edwards, his trike, John Kerry, and his Serocca bike

    07/08/2004 3:56:17 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 44 replies · 2,189+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 7/8/2004 | IPWGOP
  • CNN Runs Ten PLus Minutes on North Documentary

    05/26/2004 5:53:12 AM PDT · by Dave S · 34 replies · 182+ views
    CNN | May 25, 2004 | Paula Zahn
    For all of you complaining that the major media were all ignoring the documentary made by North about the businessmen that Saddam had their hands amputated. Paula Zahn did that story last night following the appearance of some of the businessmen with President Bush yesterday. She showed part of the documentary and had as guests both North and one of the businessmen with his new prostethic hand. The segment ran at least ten minutes and maybe fifteen. With all the complaints about the media ignoring the documentary, I was surprised to see it discussed on CNN and surprised to find...
  • Anti-Defamation League plays into Gibson's hands

    02/07/2004 12:07:13 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 18 replies · 203+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 6, 2004 | David Klinghoffer
    When Mel Gibson's film about the death of Jesus, "The Passion of the Christ," opens this month, critics contend that it may spur anti-Jewish bigotry. Those critics have been led by the Anti-Defamation League, arguably America's most prominent Jewish organization. If the ADL is right that the film "could fuel latent anti-Semitism," whom should we hold responsible if any Jews get hurt as a consequence of its release? Mel Gibson, you say? How about the Anti-Defamation League? This film will be seen by lots and lots of people, thanks largely to the controversy around it, and nobody has done more...
  • Archdiocese Asks Ill To Forego Rites (Church Tries To Stem Flu Outbreak)

    12/24/2003 4:20:28 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 17 replies · 392+ views
    www.TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 6:50 PM EST December 24, 2003 | Jorge Quiroga
    BOSTON -- As millions of Catholics prepare for the traditional midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, the Boston Archdiocese is making an unusual plea to parishioners. NewsCenter 5's Jorge Quiroga reported that church leaders are asking anyone with cold or flu symptoms to take certain precautions and avoid some rituals. The announcement comes days after two elderly men on Cape Cod died of flu complications. But public health officials warn against overreactions saying the cases are not unusual considering the ages of the victims, 89 and 90. Parishioners attending Christmas Mass are urged not to shake hands as a sign of...
  • Politicians punch meaning into their words with gestures - what are the Dems thinking?

    10/22/2003 6:49:25 AM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 163+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/21/03 | Staff Writer
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- If people think with their hands, then what on earth are the Democratic presidential candidates thinking?</p> <p>There's Howard Dean, with two pointy fingers extended straight out one moment, traffic-cop palms out the next and back to the single digits. And there's North Carolina Sen. John Edwards' karate chops and thumbs-up sign. Rep. Dick Gephardt of Missouri shakes his fist and Al Sharpton knocks his hand against the podium, then cups his hands toward himself.</p>
  • Stolen Boeing 727 Feared In Hands of al-Qaeda

    09/11/2003 7:59:59 PM PDT · by ranair34 · 114 replies · 930+ views
    Bush Country ^ | 091103 | Gordon Thomas
    An international hunt is on to find a flying bomb – a stolen Boeing 727 – which led to British Airways canceling all flights to Saudi Arabia last week. The plane is a fuel tanker that MI6 and other spy agencies fear is in the hands of al-Qaeda. The search is being coordinated by Richard Dearlove, director of MI6, and George Tenet, the CIA chief. Both President Bush and Tony Blair, on holiday in Barbados, are being kept updated on the search – one of the most difficult in aviation history. Hidden somewhere in the vast Sahara desert of...
  • Basra looter has hands chopped off by vigilantes

    04/19/2003 11:36:02 PM PDT · by DeepInEnemyTerritory · 28 replies · 298+ views
    Anaova ^ | 04/17/2003 | Ananova
    An Iraqi looter who was caught stealing from a house in Basra has had both of his hands cut off by a vigilante mob. The injured thief, who has not been identified, was then apprehended by British soldiers, who took him to a hospital for treatment. UK military officials in the city are warning the backlash against the looters could mean more violence as thefts from schools, hospitals and family homes have created a well of anger. They say many civillians are irate about the degeneration of law and order in Iraq's capital and are administering their own brand of...
  • Don't Shake Hands, They Tell Us - 'Just Say Hi And Wave Goodbye' (SARS)

    04/10/2003 7:58:12 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 143+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-11-2003 | Rachel Aris
    Don't shake hands, they tell us - 'just say hi and wave goodbye' Rachel Aris on life in Hong Kong in the shadow of Sars Friday April 11, 2003 The Guardian (UK) Tuesday April 1 New cases 80; total hospital admissions 610; total patients discharged 79; death toll 15. Personal paranoia level:5 stars With headlines screaming: "More contagious than the ebola virus" and "It's a holocaust", you'd think the entire population of Hong Kong was on the brink of being wiped out by atypical pneumonia, or severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars). Even the war in Iraq has taken a back...