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  • Evidence of Eternity in Our Hearts?

    02/12/2014 8:24:49 AM PST · by fishtank · 8 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-12-14 | Brian Thomas
    Evidence of Eternity in Our Hearts? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * We tend to think that some core in each person will somehow, somewhere live forever. Sociologists have been attempting to track down the source of this belief but so far have not been able to separate it from exposure to religious teaching. Now, a new research tactic reveals that belief in an eternal life apart from our bodies is hardwired into each of us, inadvertently confirming the Bible’s message. Most studies investigating this question ask adult participants about the afterlife, but this new research asked children about prelife—not-yet-born souls....
  • As I see it: Dever's death leaves a void in all law-abiding hearts

    09/30/2012 8:55:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Dear Nancy, I want to thank you for the years of allowing those of us who call Cochise County home to have your husband, Larry, as our sheriff. I first got to know Larry when I came to this newspaper in 1984, a couple of years after the Miracle Valley Shootout, the only title we in the media could come up with. I know he took a lot of heat, which was mostly generated by outsiders who flew in, made accusations, and then flew away. I left in 1987 for a five year period to work at another Wick paper...
  • Officials investigate human organs found in storage unit

    08/29/2012 12:00:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Northwest Florida Daily News ^ | August 28, 2012 6:37 PM | TOM McLAUGHLIN
    Some of the more than 100 human organs Dr. Michael Berkland was believed to have stashed over the years in a storage facility in Pensacola had been meticulously preserved. Others, like one found in a 32-ounce cup purchased at the Dodge Store in Fort Walton Beach and another stashed in a Glad brand plastic bag, were haphazardly handled. “The various different ways he stored them was very odd,” said Jeff Martin, the chief investigator for the First Judicial Circuit’s Medical Examiner’s Office. Berkland, an associate medical examiner who covered Okaloosa and Walton counties from 1997 to 2003, is believed to...
  • We must know our hearts, and workout our own salvations.

    05/31/2012 10:58:52 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 2 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Only GOD knows our hearts, and no one else. SO, only GOD knows us. Be careful who we say we know. No matter how long you are married, have children, with parents, best friends, etc.....only GOD knows them in and out. All we know is what we see, hear, and are accustomed to by what we comprehend. But, only GOD knows everything. May we work to edify one anther through looking at each others' actions and words, and trying to help one another to get to the understanding and life of JESUS CHRIST!! Especially believers ( who should treat one...
  • Please pray for my friends and their baby Anna Joy. We are asking for a Christmas miracle.

    12/18/2011 10:23:59 AM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 44 replies
    Joyful in Hope ^ | Matt & Alissa Peppley
    We started this blog to share the blessings, trials, and news of our journey with our baby, Anna Joy. Her conception was a miracle surprise, and we've known from the start that God has a special purpose for her life. Although it is unknown to us how many days she will be with us here on earth due to two serious congenital heart defects, she has already given us so much joy and has drawn many closer to God through their prayers for our family.
  • MSNBC hearts Alan Grayson, 62 appearances in the last year!

    10/28/2010 8:26:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    johnny dollar ^ | 10/28/10 | johnny dollar
    We have to thank Media Matters for putting us on the scent. They have been publishing articles attacking Fox News for interviewing this candidate or that too many times for their liking. Last week they were concerned over the fact John Kasich has appeared on Fox nine times since announcing his candidacy (on June 1 2009). Similarly, MM complained that in the space of one year, Rand Paul made ’21 appearances’ on Fox. The number is a bit misleading, since when you subtract spots on Fox Business Network or online, it turns out to be 10 appearances on FNC. Still,...
  • Michelle Obama’s Burden and the Obamas’ Hard Hearts

    09/16/2010 6:54:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/16/10 | Melissa Clouthier
    It's tough being the wife of the most powerful man in the world, just ask Michelle Obama. Carla Bruni, who seemed to reveal her distaste for the First Lady in previous pictures, reveals Michelle's whiny comments in her recent book [Aside: why is a sitting world leader's spouse writing a tell-all? What tawdriness.] Anyway, here's what was allegedly said: Michelle Obama thinks being America's First Lady is ‘hell', Carla Bruni reveals today in a wildly indiscreet book.
  • Obama is losing U.S. troops’ hearts and minds

    09/15/2010 4:09:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/15/10 | Dennis W. Bartow II
    But this time I wouldn’t even consider volunteering to go to Afghanistan because the Obama administration is no longer fighting to win the war. Many of my closest Army friends have deployed to Afghanistan and they confided in me that they would not want to go again because they felt their hands were tied by restrictive rules of engagement (ROE). These highly-trained Special Operations soldiers have a legion of stories about not being allowed to fight as they had been trained. President Obama’s arbitrary July 2011 deadline for U.S. combat forces in Afghanistan to start drawing down weakens our allies’...
  • Taliban code of conduct seeks to win hearts, minds

    08/03/2010 10:40:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 4+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/3/10 | Matiullah Achakzai - ap
    SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan – An updated Taliban code of conduct urges fighters to avoid killing civilians and forbids them from seizing weapons and money, a directive aimed at winning hearts and minds of Afghans also being courted by international forces. But the document declares that people working for international forces or the Afghan government are "supporters of the infidels" and can be killed. .. ... "All efforts must be made to avoid harming civilians in attacks," said the booklet, which the insurgent said began circulating in Afghanistan 10 days ago. He spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of being...
  • Strike Three! [NYP headline]

    05/31/2010 11:55:53 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 17 replies · 940+ views
    WSJ ^ | 053010 | Peggy Noonan
    The spill is a disaster for the president and his political philosophy. I don't see how the president's position and popularity can survive the oil spill. This is his third political disaster in his first 18 months in office. And they were all, as they say, unforced errors, meaning they were shaped by the president's political judgment and instincts.
  • Socialist Michael Eric Dyson Hearts Obama

    04/01/2010 12:25:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 550+ views ^ | 4/1/10 | staff
    Democratic Socialists of America member Dr. Michael Eric Dyson gives an impassioned speech on his “brother” Barack Obama to last weekend’s “We Count! The Black Agenda is the American Agenda” Conference in Chicago, while comrade Cornel West nearly wets himself with excitement. Dyson is a former co-parishioner with Obama of Marxist Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ, in South Chicago. He claims to have known Barack Obama since 1991. This makes Dyson , along with Dr. Quentin Young, Timuel Black, Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf, Congressman Danny K. Davis, Cornel West , Lou Pardo and possibly Rev. Jim Wallis...
  • Gorillas use their smarts to help research on their hearts

    03/30/2010 5:34:45 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 2 replies · 163+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 30, 2010 | Dewayne Bevil
    Gino the gorilla knows the drill. He reaches way up with his left hand and puts his right hand out to the side. When his keeper asks, he pushes his right leg out and presses his left thigh and chest against the crisscrossed bars of his enclosure. He knows that striking this unusual pose — it looks like an upright round of Twister — earns him a treat. He doesn’t know that the ultrasound machine rolled up to the bars will collect information that could help gorillas beyond his Disney’s Animal Kingdom home. The animal-programs team at Walt Disney World...
  • Patient Clings to Life With Two Beating Hearts in His Body - Real Life Doctor Who

    03/07/2009 12:43:59 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 2 replies · 281+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 7, 2009 | The Sun
    A brave Brazilian man is fighting for his life — with two beating hearts inside his body. The unnamed 53-year-old is in a stable condition after a 12-hour operation. But doctors at Sao Paulo's Heart Institute fear he only has a 50 percent chance of surviving. The patient has suffered severe lung hypertension that stopped his heart pumping blood around his body. So he was given the new donor organ to prop up his own heart. The "new" heart was placed on the right side of his chest and is linked to his original heart by a vein, arteries of...
  • Iraqi Security Forces Working to Win Hearts, Minds of Baghdad Citizens

    01/20/2009 2:58:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 209+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Brian Tierce, USA
    Students at the Asya school in the Hurriyah neighborhood of northwest Baghdad wait in line to receive school supplies from Iraq Army Soldiers, Jan 14. (U.S. Department of Defense photo) BAGHDAD — Some consider building trust in a relationship to be a cornerstone for sustaining through tough times. Another part of a successful relationship is cooperation between both parties to achieve a common goal. For the Iraqi Army Soldiers of the 6th IA Division, Jan. 14 was a chance to lay the foundation for future success with local Iraqi citizens as the combined forces delivered school supplies to students at...
  • America Supports You: Patriotic Hearts Care for Military, Families

    06/11/2008 6:07:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 129+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 11, 2008 – Servicemembers, veterans and their families going through problems related to deployments can get help from a California-based troop-support organization. Members of the group, called Patriotic Hearts, have developed a plan to help families navigate the sometimes-unexpected issues they may face when a loved one returns from the front lines. The plan involves working with spouses of deployed servicemembers to map out welcome-home parties, helping veterans find jobs, and hosting military marriage-enrichment weekends. “This three-point plan also addresses the needs of the military children, who endure tremendous stresses,” Mark Baird, president of Patriotic Hearts, said....
  • America Supports You: Group’s Boxes Help Win Hearts, Minds

    01/23/2008 9:24:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 144+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2008 – Folks in the Lone Star State are doing their part to help troops in Iraq and Afghanistan win hearts and minds with “Victory Boxes.” A U.S. servicemember helps a boy in Tikrit, Iraq, try on a new pair of shoes he received in a package from the Victory Box organization. Shoes are Victory Box's most requested item. Photo courtesy of Victory Box  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Our mission is to actively engage the American people to assist our military by having them send a servicemember a Victory Box containing goods needed by...
  • Liberian general with racy moniker confesses

    01/21/2008 2:05:24 PM PST · by Westlander · 22 replies · 245+ views
    AP ^ | 1-21-2007 | AP
    MONROVIA, Liberia - One of Liberia's most notorious rebel commanders, known as Gen. Butt Naked, has returned to the nation his troops terrorized to confess, saying he is responsible for 20,000 deaths. The civil war, which killed an estimated 250,000 people in this nation of 3 million, was characterized by the eating of human hearts and soccer matches played with human skulls. Drugged fighters waltzed into battle wearing women's wigs, flowing gowns and carrying dainty purses stolen from civilians. Before he led his fighters into battle, wearing only a pair of lace-up boots, Blahyi said he made a human sacrifice...
  • Pastor: We ate children's hearts

    01/16/2008 11:08:27 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 69 replies · 711+ views
    News24 | AFP ^ | 1/16/08
    Monrovia - An evangelical pastor described the atrocities he and his men committed during the Liberian civil war, including magical rituals that involved slaughtering children and eating their hearts. Joshua Milton Blahyi spared no details on Tuesday as he told Liberia's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of his years with one of the most feared militias of the war. Dressed in an immaculate suit, Blahyi, 37, said it was for the TRC to decide whether he should be given an amnesty or prosecuted. "I am willing to go to court if necessary," he said. "And I will repeat just what...
  • U process restores dead hearts

    01/13/2008 8:26:18 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 12 replies · 172+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 1-13-08 | jermey olson
    Researchers at the University of Minnesota have turned a "crazy idea" into a potential breakthrough. They removed the lifeblood from a heart - leaving behind a ghostly white shell - then injected new cardiac cells, bringing the organ back from the dead. The federal government wouldn't fund the idea: Grant reviewers said it was implausible. Medical journals wouldn't publish the initial results: Editors doubted them. But Sunday's study in the prestigious Nature Medicine journal is long-awaited validation for the researchers and a promising direction in organ transplantation and the fight against heart disease.
  • Today's finest teach tomorrow's pilots (CAUTION! May Cause BLURRY Screen.)

    10/05/2007 6:58:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 458+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Capling
    10/5/2007 - TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFPN) -- Three local children diagnosed with serious illnesses suited up and jumped into the cockpit of an F-15 Eagle during the "Pilot for a Day" event here Oct. 2. The 95th Fighter Squadron hosted the children and their families for a fun-filled event allowing them to experienced a day in the life of an Air Force fighter pilot. "Some of the highlights of the day were taking the kids on a tour around real F-15s, letting them suit up at life support with flight gear, and then fly the same simulator as...
  • Deer hunting may put men's hearts at risk

    08/17/2007 7:37:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 471+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/17/07 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Deer hunting could be a dangerous endeavor for men with heart disease or risk factors for it, research findings suggest. In a study of 25 middle-aged male deer hunters, researchers found that the activities inherent to hunting -- like walking over rough terrain, shooting an animal and dragging its carcass -- sent the men's heart rates up significantly. In some cases, this led to potentially dangerous heart-rhythm disturbances, or diminished oxygen supply to the heart. Of the 25 hunters, 17 had established coronary heart disease, while the rest had risk factors such as being overweight,...
  • Daily soft drink hikes risk for heart disease, study finds

    07/23/2007 8:22:02 PM PDT · by melt · 2 replies · 205+ views ^ | 7/23/07 | Kantele Franko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Adults who consume at least one soft drink a day are more likely to develop risk factors for heart disease than those who don't, even if the beverage is diet, according to a study published today in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers studying about 3,500 middle-aged men and women as part of a larger, long-term heart study found an association between daily soft drink consumption and an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome. People with metabolic syndrome -- a combination of factors like high blood pressure and elevated triglycerides -- are more likely to...
  • Clues To 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

    05/12/2007 6:14:46 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 603+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-13-2007 | Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
    Source: Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Date: May 13, 2007 Clues To 'Broken Heart Syndrome' Science Daily — The causes of "broken heart syndrome" remain a mystery, but doctors will soon have an easier time recognizing and treating this rare, life-threatening condition, thanks to new data. Researchers from Brown University in Providence, RI, have developed the largest registry of patients in the United States with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, informally known as broken heart syndrome because it is often preceded by an emotional or physical shock of some kind and almost always strikes women. One thing is certain: Patients are usually...
  • America Supports You: Utah Group Working to Win Hearts, Minds

    04/30/2007 5:45:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 237+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 30, 2007 – “Operation Give” is working to help the military win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people. “Our philosophy is that we want to be part of a solution, a solution of helping the soldiers build a bridge and build that bond with the people,” Paul Holton, the group’s founder, said. “Winning the hearts and minds is a difficult task.” Operation Give is a member of America Supports You, a Defense Department program that connects citizens and corporations with members of the military and their families at home and abroad. The group was founded...
  • Adult stem cells to repair hearts damaged by severe coronary artery disease investigated

    03/03/2007 6:26:36 PM PST · by Coleus · 159+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | 02.01.07 | Mary Ann Schultz
    Trial involves injecting patients' own (autologous) stem cells into areas of their hearts with poor blood flow CHICAGO - Rush University Medical Center is one of the first medical centers in the country, and currently the only site in Illinois, participating in a novel clinical trial to determine if a subject’s own stem cells can treat a form of severe coronary artery disease. The Autologous Cellular Therapy CD34-Chronic Myocardial Ischemia (ACT34-CMI) Trial is the first human, Phase II adult stem cell therapy study in the U.S. designed to investigate the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of blood-derived selected CD34+ stem cells...
  • Researchers Discover 'sticky' Proteins Fuse Adult Stem Cells To Cardiac Muscle, Repairing Hearts

    03/04/2007 6:03:54 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 333+ views
    Cardiologists are increasingly using adult stem cells in clinical trials to repair hearts following heart attacks, but no one has understood how the therapy actually works. Now, in animal experiments, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have deconstructed the process, describing how the stem cells fuse with heart muscle cells to create new cells that repopulate the ailing organ. In a paper posted at Online First of the journal Circulation Research, investigators found that this fusion is only possible if two cell adhesion proteins that stick to each other like Velcro are available to attach...
  • America Supports You: Group’s Hearts Go Out to Troops

    01/05/2007 5:02:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 192+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2007 – An Illinois-based troop support group wants servicemembers to know they have America’s hearts, literally. Soldiers get a smile from a homemade Valentine they received in an SI Yellow Ribbon Campaign "You Have Our Hearts" package on Valentine’s Day 2006. The troop-support group will ship packages of Valentines and heart-shaped candy to troops serving overseas again this year. Courtesy photo  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “The whole theme around the ‘You Have Our Hearts’ campaign is about … showing our love and compassion for the troops overseas,” Amy Oxford, founder of SI Yellow Ribbon...
  • Healing hearts and minds (Here Doc makes House Calls)

    09/28/2006 5:29:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 242+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Lance Cpl. Ray Lewis
    HUSAYBA — Navy Seaman Samuel L. Blanco is a healer. The hospital corpsman, geared up in layers of body armor, has a bag of tricks he carries that heals not just bumps and bruises, scrapes and cuts, but also relations and trust between Americans and local Iraqis. During a Sept. 23 patrol with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Blanco provided health care for dozens of Iraqi villagers. “From an American view, it gives us a sense of pride to know that Iraqis would come to us,” said Blanco, a 26-year-old from Justin, Texas, assigned to Weapons Company. He said less...
  • (Adult) Stem cell treatment improves patients' hearts

    09/19/2006 3:34:44 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 2 replies · 253+ views
    Australian doctors using adult stem cells to treat heart failure say they have had success with their first three patients. The results of a preliminary trial have been released by doctors from the John Hunter Hospital in New South Wales. The doctors took stem cells from the patients, treated the cells, then injected them back into the patients. They say six months after the treatment, the first three patients have all shown improvement in their heart function. The improvements range from 20 to 60 per cent. Overall, 10 patients suffering chronic heart failure have treated using the technique. Doctors say...
  • Winning Hearts, Minds With a Medical Project

    08/17/2006 4:57:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 325+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Paul J. Harris
    U.S. Army Maj. Jeremy Beauchamp, battalion surgeon, 1st Battalion 68th Civil Affairs Regiment, holds up an x-ray of an Iraqi boy's head that shows a bullet lodged in his brain during a Medical Civil Action Project in Tahrir, Iraq, Aug. 16, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Paul J. Harris Winning Hearts, Minds With a Medical Project U.S. and Iraqi soldiers conduct a Medical Civil Action Project in the town of Tahrir, Iraq. By U.S. Army Pfc. Paul J. Harris TAHRIR, Iraq, Aug. 17, 2006 -- With tears welling up, a little Iraqi girl reacts to receiving a shot...
  • Sheik helps 24th MEU win hearts and minds

    03/13/2006 3:23:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 402+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Jeffrey A. Cosola
    NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. (March 10, 2006) -- The battle for hearts and minds isn’t won where the metal meets the man. It’s not won with superior technology, 5,000-pound, laser-guided bombs or from inside a command post. It’s won in the warmth of the home, surrounded by smoky wisps of apple-scented tobacco, sitting face to face with the leader of 35,000 local citizens. The training necessary to win the Iraqi citizen’s approval – training that is increasingly needed – is near impossible to duplicate without being “in theater.” But, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Units, during its Training in an Urban...
  • Deny smokers repeat heart ops: expert

    12/20/2005 3:44:01 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 86 replies · 1,147+ views
    The Age ^ | 21 December 2005
    Rationing health spending by denying repeat open-heart surgery to smokers who refuse to quit would be fairer than picking on women in their forties having IVF, an expert says. Michael Chapman, chairman of the IVF Directors' Group, was commenting on research which showed that producing a child through in vitro fertilisation cost around three times more, on average, for women aged 40 or older than for IVF patients as a whole. An article published on-line in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) found the average cost of a live birth through non-donor assisted reproduction was $32,903 compared with $97,884 for...
  • Americans Open Their Hearts to Servicemembers

    11/29/2005 5:05:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 292+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 29, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2005 – As the traditional gift-giving season gets under way, American people, corporations and service groups are showing their gratitude to American servicemembers, especially those who are deployed, in combat zones, or have been wounded. "The outpouring from the public of good will, compassion and recognition for the sacrifices of these military personnel is remarkable and very gratifying," said Stephen Epstein, director of the Standards of Conduct Office within DoD's Office of the General Counsel. However, Epstein added, recent misunderstandings that have been reported in the media have surfaced about what can and can't be donated to...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Distribute Frozen Chickens (Winning Hearts and Stomachs)

    07/20/2005 6:09:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 564+ views
    Defend America News ^ | July 20, 2005 | unattributed
    CAMP TIGERLAND, Iraq, July 20, 2005 — Iraqi Army soldiers and Task Force Baghdad soldiers distributed frozen chickens to local residents in the community July 12. “This humanitarian assistance operation will continue to build the relationship between the people and the Iraqi Army. It also discredits terrorists who are operating in that area and denying the people basic services,” U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jim Blackburn The U.S. soldiers assigned to the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, and Iraqi soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Iraqi Army Brigade delivered 1,200 chickens to about 600 families in Abu Mannaser in western Abu...
  • (BREAKING FAST! One Michael verdict in!) Jackson 'Avenue of Hearts' angers locals

    06/09/2005 9:17:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 93 replies · 3,677+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | 6/10/05 | Andrew Gumbel
    Jackson 'Avenue of Hearts' angers locals 10.06.05 By Andrew Gumbel A fan wears a t-shirt proclaiming Michael Jackson's innocence. Picture / Reuters Michael Jackson's neighbours have had it. They've put up with months of hoopla surrounding the court proceedings in Santa Maria, in the heart of central California wine country, and they've put up with the fans plying the narrow road to Neverland. But now the jury has retired, passions on both sides are growing as surely as the tension over the looming verdict. The results have not always been pretty. Every day this week, the fans have erected an...
  • Fans at soccer game in Scotland jeer pope

    04/10/2005 2:37:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 118 replies · 2,747+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | April 10, 2005
    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Fans at a Scottish Cup soccer game jeered during a minute's silence for Pope John Paul II on Sunday, forcing the tribute to be cut short. The booing by Hearts fans came before the semifinal against Celtic, which has mostly Catholic fans. Referee Stuart Dougal ended the memorial less than halfway through because of the noise. The game was televised in Britain and overseas.Hearts chief executive Phil Anderton criticized the fans' conduct and apologized to Celtic and the Scottish Football Association."It is disturbing that some Hearts fans failed to see the significance of this occasion," he...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....02-14-05...Sweet Hearts (A Valentine Story)

    02/13/2005 11:15:28 PM PST · by Billie · 146 replies · 1,574+ views
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Holidays Hold New Hope for Young Ecuadorian Heart Patients-Mel Gibson Saves Lives

    12/09/2004 6:36:00 PM PST · by brigada · 3 replies · 337+ views
    Newsise ^ | Dec, 9, 04
  • Kerry and the Three Purple Hearts

    08/14/2004 12:48:15 PM PDT · by DiamondDon1 · 35 replies · 1,438+ views
    self | August 14, 2004 | DiamondDon
    Kerry received three purple hearts and therefore, upon his request, was allowed to leave the combat area of Vietnam. I understand that the Navy's policy of letting those leave the combat area after getting three purple hearts was rarely used. Does anyone in this vast knowledge of military history and facts know how many others (besides Kerry): 1. Left the combat zone after receiving three purple hearts? 2. Got three purple hearts in the Navy during Vietnam? I think this could be a most excellent point of discussion...
  • Are Conservatives Capable of Winning Hearts and Minds in Iraq?

    05/19/2004 5:55:49 PM PDT · by pinochet · 13 replies · 200+ views
    5-19-04 | Pinochet
    With all the recent talk about winning hearts and minds in the Arab world, we need to speak honestly about ourselves as conservatives. Many conservatives are impatient, angry, and don't kiss butt. Many are from working class homes, and are not schooled in the high society culture of good manners and etiquette, in the mold of a John Kerry. Many of us never had French lessons like Kerry, and did not attend an exclusive boarding school in Switzerland, which would have enabled us to understand people of different cultures. Many of us cannot even play the piano or the cello....
  • With U.S. reliant on Chinese lending, two economies deeply linked

    01/15/2004 9:46:34 AM PST · by JohnGalt · 27 replies · 222+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1/06/04 | BY JOHN SCHMID
    With U.S. reliant on Chinese lending, two economies deeply linked BY JOHN SCHMID Milwaukee Journal Sentinel WASHINGTON - (KRT) - When an American buys a house, there's a decent chance the Chinese bankrolled a chunk of the mortgage. In fact, the People's Republic of China finances more consumer and government spending than any foreign lender other than Japan. Beijing's central bank, the People's Bank of China, buys mortgage-backed bonds from both U.S. home-lending agencies, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, to the tune of $48.6 million on average every workday. In that way, the central bank lends its vast dollar reserves,...
  • GOP winning hearts & minds on college campuses

    11/01/2003 10:41:40 AM PST · by FlyLow · 8 replies · 153+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | 10-28-03 | Bob von Sternberg
    There's an old adage, attributed to various political luminaries, that says: "If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart, and if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no head." At least the "liberal" part of that may have to be rethought. While the liberalism of young adults has long been taken for granted, there is accumulating evidence that conservatism is making inroads. Recent polls and election results show that, at the least, this group of potential voters is up for grabs, prompting Republican and Democratic strategists to scramble to win their loyalty. Nationwide, Hoplin has...
  • Brigade gets water flowing in central Iraq (Good News from Iraq!!)

    10/29/2003 8:44:39 AM PST · by xzins · 48 replies · 401+ views
    Stars & Stripes, European edition, ^ | Wednesday, October 29, 2003 | Ron Jensen
    Brigade gets water flowing in central Iraq By Ron Jensen, Stars and Stripes European edition, Wednesday, October 29, 2003 JOWEZRAT, Iraq — Lt. Col. Randy Fritz looks across central Iraq and sees water. Cool water. Clear water. Healthy water. Most can’t see it. The water is 100 feet or more below the ground. But to Fritz, a member of the 308th Civil Affairs Brigade from Homewood, Ill., his vision is as clear as the unblemished Iraqi sky. “We were sent here to make a difference. We have the capability to make a difference,” he says. “Let’s go do it.” Ron...
  • Analysis: Victory Still In The Balance In The Battle For Hearts And Minds

    02/12/2003 4:13:08 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 231+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 2-13-2003 | John Curtice
    Analysis: Victory still in the balance in the battle for hearts and mindsLatest opinion polls in the US show shift in favour of attacking Iraq, but in Europe electorates remain unpersuaded by the case for war By John Curtice 13 February 2003 George Bush and Jacques Chirac appear to be at loggerheads about what should be done next in Iraq. And there is a gulf between American and European public opinion on the subject, with Britain uneasily in the middle. Opinion polls in the United States after Colin Powell's address to the UN Security Council, suggest support for war has...
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    11/25/2002 6:43:53 AM PST · by GulliverSwift · 24 replies · 373+ views
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