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  • The Great BYU Invitational [Book of Mormon dosage actually inoculates AGAINST Mormonism!]

    02/18/2012 11:09:56 AM PST · by Colofornian · 16 replies
    What is it? A fight to the point of extinction! Hypothetically, imagine a war between Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. Picture over 30,000 students on either side, plus their families of over a hundred thousand each. The goal? Kill every opponent from the most feeble adult to the smallest baby. Yes, that is far-out since these universities have nothing to do with such barbarianism. Yet, many people believe a similar story from the Book of Mormon, being the greatest war in the history of our hemisphere. The Jaredites split into warring factions as two armies fought to...
  • This Is Where We Are Failing

    02/18/2012 7:00:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    freelibertywriters.com ^ | 13 February, 2012 | Sean McClanahan
    I had to pick up one of my kids today, and as luck would have it, I was getting my fill of Rush Limbaugh while we were in the car. She doesn't see the value of the information that Rush produces, and was eager to change the station to something more palatable to teenage ears. She almost lost her fingers. But it got me thinking a little bit about what teens think about today's topics. I first talked about a bill filed in the Iowa House to make it legal for dairy farmers to sell unpasteurized milk. It seems that...
  • Hillsdale College Constitution 101 Class Offered Free Online

    02/10/2012 11:04:37 AM PST · by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 · 61 replies · 1+ views
    hillsdale.edu ^ | 2/10/12
    “Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution” is a 10-week online course presented by Hillsdale College. Featuring an expanded format from the “Introduction to the Constitution” lecture series with Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn, Constitution 101 follows closely the one-semester course required of all Hillsdale College undergraduate students. In this course, you can: • watch lectures from the same Hillsdale faculty who teach on campus; • study the same readings taught in the College course; • submit questions for weekly Q&A sessions with the faculty; • access a course study guide; • test your knowledge through weekly...
  • The GOP’s unheralded role in black history

    02/14/2012 11:01:56 PM PST · by cap10mike · 20 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | Michael Dorstewitz
    February may be our shortest month, but it’s filled with notable events. This month, we celebrate Groundhog Day, Chinese New Year and Washington’s Birthday. We also commemorate President’s Day as well as every lover’s favorite, Valentine’s Day. February has also been reserved as Black History Month. After doing just a little digging, I was struck by the significant role the Republican Party played in not only emancipating slaves in the antebellum South, but also in accepting and elevating them into American society. I was also amazed by how often the Democratic Party thwarted the GOP’s efforts.
  • The Legenday White-Skinned Cloud People Of Peru

    02/11/2012 11:44:55 AM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    The Legenday White-Skinned Cloud People Of PeruVillage of the Cloud People Archeologists have discovered a 12-acre lost city deep within the Amazon rain forest that may shed light on a long-lost tribe of white-skinned, blonde-haired people known as the Cloud People. The Cloud People, also known in legend as “the white warriors of the clouds” established expansive kingdom located in the northern regions of the Andes in present-day Peru during the ninth century. Bordered by the Maranon and Utcubamba rivers, in the zone of Bagua, their civilzation extended up to the basin of the Abiseo river, and to the very...
  • 10 Reasons to Believe in a Historical Adam

    02/09/2012 12:58:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/09/2012 | Kevin DeYoung
    In recent years, several self-proclaimed evangelicals, or those associated with evangelical institutions, have called into question the historicity of Adam and Eve. It is said that because of genomic research we can no longer believe in a first man called Adam from whom the entire human race has descended. I'll point to some books at the end which deal with the science end of the question, but the most important question is what does the Bible teach. Without detailing a complete answer to that question, let me suggest ten reasons why we should believe that Adam was a true historical...
  • A Dream Island Littered with Deadly Relics

    02/08/2012 3:00:30 AM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 10 replies
    Speigel Online ^ | February 08, 2010 | Stefan Robert Weißenborn
    Visitors to the Pacific island of Peleliu can't claim they weren't warned. The sign at the harbour says "Welcome to Peleliu -- Land of Enchantment," but as the boat approaches the quay, a second sign becomes visible. "Remember that WWII ordnance is still dangerous and can injure or kill!"The water glistens in varying shades of turquoise, the sand on the beaches is as fine as dust and a balmy breeze eases the tropical heat. But the beauty is deceptive. The "Land of Enchantment," which belongs to the island nation of Palau, was the scene of one of the bloodiest battles...
  • Black Americans & The Gun Rights Argument

    02/07/2012 5:39:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 6 February, 2012 | Kenn Blanchard
    Upper Marlboro, MD --(Ammoland.com)- The month of February 2012, I plan to provide a little black history knowledge here on the Urban shooter podcast. Actually it’s a series on American history sub-categorized as black history. Knowledge alone is not power. It is what we do with knowledge that gives us power. Gun control is based on Racism. American patriots know and fight against it, usually with those that should be our allies. The black person in America has always been a part of the gun rights argument. like it or not, it is, what it is. I have discovered that...
  • Girandoni air rifle as used by Lewis and Clark. A National Firearms Museum Treasure Gun

    02/03/2012 11:48:40 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Feb 04, 2012 | swampsniper
    Lewis and Clark's secret weapon - a late 18th Century .46 cal. 20 shot repeating air rifle by Girandoni , as used bin the Napoleonic Wars. A Treasure Gun from the NRA National Firearms Museum.
  • 53’ States? Video of Teens Failing Miserably at a Civics Quiz Is So Depressing It’s Funny

    02/03/2012 2:46:16 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 26 replies
    Lunch Scholars Video Shows Students Cant Answer History Questions Did you know that “bin Laden” is the vice president of the United States, or that the Civil War led to America’s independence? How about that Canada’s a state? Well, that’s what some local students at (what appears to be) a Washington state high school think. In a video that’s probably a few hours from going viral, a young man decided to question classmates for a video called “Lunch Scholars.” It is anything but scholarly. HuffPo explains: Austin, an intrepid young student-reporter, embarks on the noble mission of answering the question,...
  • Ban Ki-Moon: All Hail the Arab Spring UN Sec.-Gen. in Israel, says turmoil is "inevitable evolution

    02/02/2012 12:28:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 2/2/12 | Gil Ronen
    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called upon Israelis to be happy about the Islamist rebellion tearing through the Middle East. Speaking at the Herzliya Conference Thursday, Ban said: "The storms of the Arab Spring are indeed sweeping the region. Change keeps coming, with blinding and often bewildering speed. Some in Israel and elsewhere view these events with concern. One year later, they say that the Arab Spring has failed; that these dramatic transformations have moved the Middle East backward, not forward. "Others fear new governments will emerge that are unfriendly to Israel. Understandably, they point to the conflict in...
  • A Southern Black History Month Moment

    01/31/2012 6:27:36 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 11 replies
    Huntington News ^ | January 31, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The Christmas of 1864, would be memorable for the Davis family and probably the best Christmas Jim Limber would ever have.
  • Newt Gingrich a True Reagan Conservative (Good Info)

    01/30/2012 9:17:16 AM PST · by w4women · 8 replies
    NewsmaxNewt Gingrich a True Reagan Conservative ^ | January 30, 2012 | Faith Whittlesey
    --snip to middle--Gingrich was, in the speech in question, I believe, giving Ronald Reagan a heads up that he should come down hard on the “moderate” Republicans and career civil servants who were frustrating his policies internally. I was the director of the White House Office of Public Liaison from 1983 to 1985, the only woman member of the Reagan senior White House staff. In that position, I also directed the White House working group on Central America. Read more on Newsmax.com: Newt Gingrich a True Reagan Conservative Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now!
  • Freeper LS to speak at CPAC

    01/26/2012 9:06:47 AM PST · by LS · 16 replies
    self ^ | 1/26/2012 | LS
    Just a heads up: I have been added to a panel at CPAC on February 9, 3:30-4:30, on "What we can do to restore civics education?" I look forward to seeing you all there. Also, I just got the cover of my next book, A Patriot's History of the Modern World. In the tradition of A Patriot's History of the United States, this will be a "big" book and in fact the publisher has split it into two volumes. Volume 1, "From America's Ascent to the Atomic Bombs, 1878-1945," will be published this November. Volume 2, "From the Cold War...
  • Ali al'Amin Mazrui = Jihadi racist

    01/26/2012 8:01:55 AM PST · by PRePublic · 1 replies
    Ali al'Amin Mazrui Another Islamic fanatic, Afro-ARAB racist Infamous for wish washing[1] the Goliath Arab-Muslim Slave Trade while 'criticizing' the West. His allegiance are with his Arab ancestors. He writes approvingly on the Arab-Islamic genocide in the Sudan (2.5 million deaths[2]), as well as sympathizing with the Hausa-Fulani Islamic ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Igbo ethnic non-Muslims in Nigeria (100,000 Igbo/Biafraians died[3][4]). Served as chief adviser for the infamous butcher, Islamic leader Idi Amin.(the 'Butcher of Uganda,'[5] responsible for the genocide of between 300,000 [6] and a half a Million Ugandans,[7]. He went on a 'crusade against Whites,'[8] has...
  • Nazism And Communism, Whose Crimes Were Worse? Brief Reflection On History's Greatest Evils

    01/25/2012 10:46:29 PM PST · by stevelackner · 22 replies · 1+ views
    STEVELACKNER.COM ^ | January 25, 2012 | Steven W. Lackner
    Millions of innocent souls perished at the hands of Nazism and Communism. These ideologies are undoubtedly responsible for the greatest crimes in all of world history. The question of which ideology should be considered worse is discussed in a May 15, 2005 article in the New York Times by columnist and author Roger Cohen. Cohen’s article, "1945's Legacy: A Terror Defeated, Another Arrives" (see http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9801E6DC1E30F936A25756C0A9639C8B63), analyzes the possible answers to this question without coming to a conclusion on the topic. He demonstrates the unique evils inherent in the history of both. He importantly points out that when it comes to...
  • February 25, 1999: Clinton Accuser's Story Aired

    01/25/2012 12:35:47 PM PST · by woofie · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, February 25, 1999 | Howard Kurtz
    Yes this is old news...this is dated in Feb 1999 .....almost 13 years ago Years after it happened I had an argument with a family member who was and is a liberal and who worked in the news business. The argument was about Clinton and his problems and I mentioned this story. The family member had never heard of it.But then the news media did a good job of keeping it under wraps He sneered that it must be some bimbo making unfounded accusations against Clinton. So much fo staying up on the news. Seeing as how we now hear...
  • January 25, 2012

    01/25/2012 11:10:45 AM PST · by Clintons-B-Gone
    All Voices ^ | January 25, 2012 | R.G. Yoho
    For the next week, I will be publishing excerpts from my soon-to-be released book, "America's History is His Story!" These were written as a favor for a friend of mine, who started a Christian radio station in West Virginia. And at the time of their writing, I had no thought of ever publishing them in book form. There is one of these brief essays for every day of the year. They are intended to be read on the radio on a daily basis, to establish the fact that America is indeed a Christian nation. I hope you find them both...
  • Re: Santorum/Guingrich on Iran / Here's a quick factsheet on Iran's global crimes

    01/23/2012 7:21:02 PM PST · by PRePublic · 5 replies
    How many countries did Islamofascist Republic of Iran attack via its Islamists: al-Quds or or via its hezbollah terrorists? * Lebanon (killing French and American soldiers 1983; kidnapping and torturing of Westerners in Leabnon as well as Lebanese Jews 1982-1992; series of assassination of Christians including PM R. Hariri in coordination with Syria; clashes in 2007-2008 initiated by Hezbollah) * France (bombing shopping centers in Paris, 1985/6). * Israel (katyusha-missiles attacks on civilians in the 1980s, and the recent use of Lebanese as 'human shields,' when targeting Israeli civilians). * Argentina (1992 Israeli Embassy, AMIA building massacre 1994) * Panama...
  • Are You Left-Wing or Right-Wing? Hopefully, I’m Honest-and-Accurate Wing

    01/21/2012 12:21:03 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Barry Rubin
    I ran into an older, retired Israeli colleague who is a fine scholar in his field. We hadn’t met for 25 years and agreed to have coffee in a nearby Tel Aviv cafe. In the ensuing conversation I learned some key things about why current intellectual and political discussion is such a wreck. The retired professor has read nothing I’ve written. He is on the left-wing politically, in the historic non-Communist sense, but his work has always been first-rate and untouched by any political slant. In addition, he has worked amicably with people of different views. And that’s why I...
  • Plan to "convert" 25,000 Nazis to Islam ("Jamait-e-Muslimin," 1939) under Arab Fuehrer

    01/19/2012 10:53:01 AM PST · by Milagros · 27 replies
    When the Nazis decided to "convert" 25,000 Nazis to Islam ('Moslem association,' "Jamait-e-Muslimin," 1939) under the Arab "Fuehrer." Baron Frederick Elwyn-Jones Elwyn-Jones, Frederick Elwyn Jones: The attack from within: the modern technique of aggression (Penguin Books, 1939, 213 pp.), p.44...common to the Nazi creed of the sword and the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed. Not only has a school been opened in Berlin, where Moslem students are given free education and board; it has been decided to "convert" 25000 Nazis to Mohammedanism. They will be organised in a newly-formed Moslem association, Jamait-e-Muslimin, which already has an understanding with the Mufti,...
  • DNA Science Challenges LDS History

    01/17/2012 5:59:43 PM PST · by dragonblustar · 46 replies
    Christian Research Institute ^ | 2004 | Bill McKeever
    DNA evidence is offering a serious challenge to the Mormon claim that Native Americans are descended from Hebrew colonizers who came to the Americas around the time Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians hundreds of years before Christ. Mormonism’s founder, Joseph Smith, claimed that an angel named Moroni appeared to him when he was 17 and told him of golden plates buried in a stone box near his family’s home in Palmyra, New York. The angel also told Smith that the plates contained an “account of the former inhabitants of this continent, and the source from whence they sprang.” Smith retrieved...
  • The racism bluff (Judeo-Christian anti-racism Vs Islamic bigoted propaganda)

    01/17/2012 3:11:20 AM PST · by Milagros · 5 replies
    JPOST ^ | Dec.21.2011 | G. D. Perendik
    The racism bluff By GUSTAVO D. PEREDNIK 12/21/2011 21:46 Judaism brought anti-racism to the world via the idea that all mankind was derived from Adam, the first man. Haitian anthropologist Antenor Firmin pioneered in 1885 the rebuttal of racist theories; since then there has been a constant endeavor to defeat racism through education and legislation. These efforts are undermined by those who deliberately exaggerate the problem of racism in present times in order to avoid criticisms of the many other evils in their societies. In a world in which Barack Obama was elected president of America, and that put a...
  • State Rep. Agema wants Michigan to require pledge, teaching of historical U.S. documents

    01/14/2012 2:46:17 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 24 replies
    Jim Harger | The Grand Rapids Press (Mlive) ^ | January 14, 2012 | Jim Harger
    State Rep. Dave Agema, R-Grandville, says kids are graduating from high school without a sound education in our constitutional underpinnings. He and 22 Republican co-sponsors have introduced a bill mandating the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, the Anti-Federalist Papers, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights are taught in public schools. His bill also calls for a daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Similar measures have failed in the past, but Agema said he hopes tea party groups will push for passage. "Hopefully, they will put enough pressure on and get it done," said Agema, who is...
  • Jefferson's Bible

    01/09/2012 7:39:35 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1-8-12 | Craig Ferhman
    Rick Santorum's near-miss in Iowa provides a reminder that, for many Republican voters (and not a few candidates), religion and politics overlap. If you need another reminder, though, consider this: recently, the Smithsonian has restored and put on display a weird and fantastic 19th century book known as "The Jefferson Bible." That's Jefferson as in Thomas, and this private, personal document offers a useful case study in how politics and Christianity have mixed it up in American history, right up to today. To understand Jefferson's Bible, you need to start with the one book he published in his lifetime: "Notes...
  • Gingrich v. Romney: Latest in Long Line of Blood Feuds

    01/09/2012 1:52:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | January 9, 2012 | ERIC PIANIN
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has vowed to do everything he can to torpedo Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in New Hampshire and South Carolina. He wants revenge for the negative ads that Romney forces heaped on Gingrich in Iowa and that led to his dismal fourth-place finish in the GOP caucuses. Gingrich, of course, was no slouch at vilifying Democrats during his rise to power back in the mid-1990s, when he urged Republicans to define their opponents as “permissive,” “pathetic,” and “traitors.” Now, the indignant former lawmaker is complaining that he was slimed by $3.5 million in TV ads aired...
  • How could a contracting scam avoid detection for so long? (most brazen in government history)

    01/07/2012 6:28:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/24/11 | Del Quentin Wilber, Robert O’Harrow
    How could a contracting scam avoid detection for so long?By Del Quentin Wilber and Robert O’Harrow The private contractors and government employees skimmed millions from the Army Corps of Engineers in what authorities have described as one of the most brazen contracting scams in federal government history. From 2007 through September, the contractors and two program managers at the Army Corps inflated $25 million in contract orders by $20 million — pocketing the proceeds to buy cars, flat-screen televisions and expensive jewelry, federal prosecutors allege. So where was the oversight? And how did the scam go on for so long?...
  • Under God (Video at link)

    01/07/2012 2:06:28 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies
    The Booth Brothers sing this song on their debut album.
  • Whitewashing History for California's Kids (Making classroom more 'inclusive' spells disaster)

    01/04/2012 5:42:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/04/2012 | Tricia Owen
    California's efforts to be inclusive in the classroom could spell disaster for education. A new law took effect January 1 requiring public schools to include the contributions of gays, lesbians, and transgendered individuals in its history lessons. That alone is proving unpopular with some. But the real issue is that the law also bans teaching material that reflects "adversely" on gays or religions. Sounds nice. However, in effect, what the law is actually doing is quashing free speech. After all, what does it mean for 9/11? Is the fact that the terrorists were radical Islamists off-limits in the classroom? Will...
  • Apostolic Succession; A Biblical Doctrine?

    01/02/2012 9:00:25 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 291 replies
    UK apologetics ^ | February, 2009 | Robin A. Brace
    T he doctrine of apostolic succession is the belief that the 12 apostles passed on their authority to successors, who then passed that apostolic authority on to their successors, continuing on throughout the centuries, even to today. Whilst this might be a fascinating and intriguing concept, is it truly biblical? The great thing about the New Testament is that it clearly establishes the major doctrines of the Church. One may find vital doctrines such as the atonement, resurrection and justification by faith alone, clearly outlined with many scriptural references (one may wish to check out this page). One is left...
  • 100 Years in 10 Minutes (1911 - 2011 in 10 Minutes)

    01/02/2012 3:59:01 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | December 28, 2011 | Uploaded by derDon1234
    Compilation of the last 100 years.
  • Soldier's guide to surviving Afghanistan war - written 92 years ago

    01/01/2012 3:36:09 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    Mirror ^ | 31/12/2011 | Paul Byrne
    ... Cpl Kavanagh lied about his age to join the Cheshire Regiment at 15 and was sent to the Third Anglo-Afghan War in May to August 1919. He wrote: “The endurance and experience gained by the tribesman from years of incessant raiding make him a formidable enemy. “He will sometimes hide his rifle and appear as a peaceful villager.” One tip to young recruits was: “Avoid shaking hands with a strange Pathan. They will seize with their left hand and stab with their right.” Cpl Kavanagh continued serving with the British army and was evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940. He...
  • 'Socialism' Negative For Most Americans, 'Progressive' is Positive

    12/30/2011 9:36:13 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 26 replies
    International Business Times ^ | December 30th | Ashley Porter
    While terms such as "socialism," "capitalism" and "progressive" have traditionally elicited strong responses from the American public -- whether it be from conservatives who decry the evils of socialism or liberals who insist capitalism promotes economic inequality -- the recent Occupy Wall Street protests have brought the issue to the forefront of the national conversation in recent months. Socialism v. Capitalism Despite, or perhaps because of, some of the protesters' support of democratic socialist policies, socialism remains the most politically polarizing term in the U.S., according to a new analysis of political rhetoric from the Pew Research Center, a fact...
  • Erasing history in Egypt

    12/25/2011 11:46:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/25/11 | Carl In Jerusalem
    Guy Bechor reports that Egypt is in the process of destroying all remnants of its ancient, non-Muslim cultures. It was barely mentioned in the Israeli and global media, but the following event pertains to the whole of Western civilization: Last Saturday, violent groups of Islamic-Salafi radicals burned the famous scientific institute established by Napoleon in Egypt after its first encounter with the West. Some historians consider it the start of modern times in the Middle East. The site, L’Institut d’Egypte, held some 200,000 original and rare books, exhibits, maps, archeological findings and studies from Egypt and the entire Middle East,...
  • The 16 Greatest Cities In Human History

    12/25/2011 7:01:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/25/2011 | Robert Johnson and Gus Lubin
    Cities have played an important role in human history for over 9,000 years. Jericho, the oldest city on record with a population of 2,000, was the center of commerce and learning in its day. So was Uruk, Mari and other great cities through history to Tokyo, which is the largest city today. Cities are becoming even more important as we passes through the biggest wave of urbanization in human history. Determining the population of any city prior to the late 1700's is no easy task. Even the most casual census was unheard of before then, and studies to nail down...
  • The History of Christmas

    12/23/2011 1:28:28 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 11 replies
    Christmas History Explore the History of Christmas beginning with its roots - and earlier. This 'winter holiday' has been the subject of many an argument for 2000 years. Whether religious or not, you'll find common ground and a number of 'surprises' to what we may have been taught about this popular holiday.
  • A Very Beatable President

    12/22/2011 7:51:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    TWS.com ^ | December 26, 2011 | Jay Cost
    We are a little over 10 months from Election Day, and the Christmas hope of many conservatives is that voters next November will deliver a decisive rebuke to President Barack Obama. Obviously, a lot can happen in 10 months. Nevertheless, many of the fundamentals of the race are already in place. And the news is not good for the president.Next year is shaping up as the least favorable for an incumbent president since 1992.NEWSCOM Horse race polls are of limited value this far from Election Day. The 10 to 15 percent of the electorate in the middle—the slice of voters...
  • Correcting The Growth Of Human History

    12/22/2011 12:20:16 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 12-22-2011 | Bill Bonner
    Correcting The Growth Of Human History By Bill Bonner 12/22/11 Baltimore, Maryland – And so, yesterday, the northern hemisphere had its shortest day of the year. In Baltimore, the sun never rose and never set. It was gray all day. Then it was night again. And so the days dwindle down to a precious few. In astronomical terms, the year is already over. We have passed the winter solstice. From here on out the days grow longer. In terms of the Gregorian Calendar, we still have a few more days to go in 2011. Then, we face a new year....
  • One Nation Under Gods: A History of the Mormon Church

    12/20/2011 11:29:15 AM PST · by Colofornian · 129 replies
    Founded in 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was initially perceived as a movement of polygamous, radical zealots; now in parts of the U.S. it has become synonymous with the establishment. In reevaluating its preoccupation with issues of church and state, Abanes uncovers the political agenda at Mormonism’s core: the transformation of the world into a theocratic kingdom under Mormon authority. This illustrated edition has been revised and offers a new postscript by the author.
  • A Homemade Genocide 3 parts ( must read )

    12/17/2011 10:26:41 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 7 replies
    MidEast Truth ^ | Ben Dror Yemini
    The following article is a ** MUST READ ** for anyone who wants to know how public opinion against Israel is fed by the media and academia. Israeli journalist Ben-Dror Yemini's article brilliantly demonstrates how the international community's slanted narrative -- which ignores Muslim and Arab violence against Muslims and Arabs -- does injustice to Israel, which is falsely painted as the ultimate source of all conflict and violence in the world today.
  • Remigius of Rheims, Bishop, Apostle of the Franks {Conversion to Catholicism in the 5th century}

    12/16/2011 10:02:28 AM PST · by Cronos · 6 replies
    Remi (Latin Remigius) was born about 438 and became bishop of Rheims about 460, at the remarkably young age of 22. (Both he and the city were named for his tribe, the Remi.) In his time, the Roman Empire and the Christian church were jointly faced with a serious practical problem -- the barbarian invasions. A series of droughts in central Asia had driven its inhabitants out in all directions in search of more livable territory. This brought the Goths, for example, across the Danube in the early 300's. Now the Emperor Constantine had died in 337, and during his...
  • Those Were the Days of Giants! Fasting and Abstinence in Advent and Lent

    12/14/2011 2:09:09 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 14, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Those Were the Days of Giants! A Brief Reflection on the Fasting and Abstinence that were once common in Advent and LentBy: Msgr. Charles Pope I was explaining to a new Catholic recently that the color purple (violet) used in advent is akin to its use in Lent, in that both are considered penitential seasons. Hence we are to give special attention to our sins and our need for salvation. Traditionally we would also take part in penitential practices of fasting and abstinence.Of course, in recent decades Advent has almost wholly lost any real penitential practices. There is no...
  • THINGS FOR THE "ABSOLUTELY NOT NEWT" PEOPLE TO CONSIDER. VANITY.

    12/13/2011 9:10:34 PM PST · by Tucker39 · 48 replies
    Self, Vanity | Tucker39
    Something for those who have taken an “ABSOLUTELY NOT NEWT” stance to consider; In spite of anything Newt may have said in the past, when he was lightyears away from being POTUS, I believe we are dealing with a completely converted Newt at this point. I base this on his recent books, DVD, etc. The DVD was a review of all the scriptural quotations and appeals to Providence which are sculpted into the government buildings in DC, as a rebuttal against the lie of Separation of Church and State. The latest book is “A Nation Like No Other,” which describes...
  • Flood waters unearth 18th century fort in Montgomery Co. (NY)

    12/13/2011 2:30:15 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    Fox 23 ^ | December 13, 2011 | Katherine Underwood
    Irene’s flood waters tore up the parking lot at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, uncovering remnants of an 18th century fort.“For the first time we now know where one block house of Fort Hunter was,” said Archeologist Michael Roets with the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.Roets talked to reporters Tuesday while standing in middle of a block house, built by the British to accommodate about 20 soldiers.“We never would have had this exposed without the flood,” Roets said.During Irene, raging flood waters ripped up the parking lot and unearthed the foundation of a 24-by-24 foot block...
  • A Badly Invented People

    12/11/2011 10:28:19 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    In the post-news environment, media no longer exists to report, it exists to disseminate glib talking points that sound good at first, but don't stand up to examination. Fact checks, one of the latest media gimmicks, have become another vector for disseminating talking points. So have media blogs which began repeating the same ridiculous thing over and over again.
  • Obama Gets Real (Peter Schiff on Obama's history stories)

    12/09/2011 7:24:58 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 38 replies · 2+ views
    Safe Haven ^ | December 9, 2011 | Peter Schiff
    For most of his time as a national political figure, Barack Obama has been careful to cloak his core socialist leanings behind a veil of pro-capitalist rhetoric. This makes strategic sense, as Americans still largely identify as pro-capitalist. However, based on his recent speech in Osawatomie, Kansas, the President appears to have reassessed the political landscape in advance of the 2012 elections. Based on the growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the recent defeat of Republicans in special elections, he has perhaps sensed a surge of left-leaning sentiment; and, as a result, he finally dropped the pretense. According...
  • The Osawatomie Speech: A Defining Moment In History

    12/09/2011 7:06:51 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 19 replies
    ZEROHEDGE ^ | December 9 2011 | Econophile
    I am not a fan of Barack Obama, but I have not criticized him as harshly as many other writers do. I have a different view of him. I see him as a rather run of the mill Progressive/Liberal who firmly believes his ideology and acts somewhat consistently on those ideas. Rather than pillory him personally, my approach has been to criticize the philosophy of which he is a product. In my mind, it's all about ideas. I detest his ideas because I believe they are anti-intellectual and they don't work.  There are many like Mr. Obama out there. His admirers...
  • Did FDR Provoke Pearl Harbor?

    12/06/2011 3:32:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2011 | Pat Buchanan
    On Dec. 8, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt took the rostrum before a joint session of Congress to ask for a declaration of war on Japan. A day earlier, at dawn, carrier-based Japanese aircraft had launched a sneak attack devastating the U.S. battle fleet at Pearl Harbor. Said ex-President Herbert Hoover, Republican statesman of the day, “We have only one job to do now, and that is to defeat Japan.” But to friends, “the Chief” sent another message: “You and I know that this continuous putting pins in rattlesnakes finally got this country bit.” Today, 70 years after Pearl Harbor, a remarkable...
  • Lessons in Psychological Warfare

    12/05/2011 3:00:36 PM PST · by thesaleboat · 3 replies
    Nobility.org ^ | Nov 28, 2011 | Friar Kordecki
    In the days that followed, a dense fog covered the Hill of Light, making it possible for the Swedes to move their great assault machinery closer, unperceived, while the great cloud was not cleared away by the supplications and prayers of the besieged. In view of this, the Prior selected one of the religious to “cry out for the help of God’s power against the spells of the enemy, to clear the darkened air with exorcisms, and bless the weapons of the garrison.” This turned out to be so efficient that it neutralized the efforts of the sorcerers, dispelling the...
  • Archaeology and the New Testament

    12/03/2011 1:04:14 PM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Apologetics Press, Inc ^ | 2004 | Kyle Butt, M.A.
    Archaeology and the New Testament by  Kyle Butt, M.A. Any time a book alleges to report historical events accurately, that book potentially opens itself up to an immense amount of criticism. If such a book claims to be free from all errors in its historical documentation, the criticism frequently becomes even more intense. But such should be the case, for it is the responsibility of present and future generations to know and understand the past, and to insist that history, including certain monumental moments, is recorded and related as accurately as possible. The New Testament does not necessarily claim to...