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  • Jonestown Massacre Victim Remains Found in Delaware

    08/07/2014 1:18:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Aug 7, 2014
    The cremated remains of nine people who died in the 1978 American cult mass suicide and murder in a South American town have turned up in a defunct Delaware funeral home. The Delaware Division of Forensic Science visited the former Minus Funeral Home along the 200 block of Queen Street in Dover last week after receiving a request to check out the site, officials said Thursday. Once inside, officials say they found 38 containers filled with cremated remains from 1970 through the 1990s. Nine of those remains were identified as victims of the Jonestown, Guyana, massacre.
  • The Cult (NOT the band)

    12/27/2013 12:28:20 PM PST · by mononymous · 11 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 12/27/2013 | Mononymous1
    One thing liberals do extremely well is project their own inadequacies, emotions and so on, to others. John Podesta, couldn’t wait to announce, in his own way, the fact that he was once again wielding executive power over Americans by comparing House Republicans to the Jim Jones cult. First, the ideology behind what Jim Jones had setup in Guyana is much more in line with what the imbecile Podesta obviously believes. If there is a political cult in this country, it is mainly comprised of the followers of the Democrat party; its elected officials in Congress, the fainters, the weepers,...
  • Leftist cult leader compared to Republicans

    12/18/2013 7:22:35 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 12-18-13 | El Presidente
    White House advisor foolishly compares leftist cult to evil Republicans. In 1976, The People's Temple's renowned socialist, social justice advocate, and King of Kool-Aid, the Rev. Jim Jones, moved his communist flock from the racist confines of the Fascist States of America (San Francisco apparently being too far right wing for his liking) to the glorious utopia known as Guyana. Within two years, The People's Temple (no connection to The People's Cube) had over 900 people's in Guyana living out the socialist dream of shared sacrifice and equal distribution of misery. But, like what always happens in a "People's" society,...
  • Podesta apologizes for Jonestown crack

    12/18/2013 10:51:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2013 | Justin Sink
    John Podesta, the former Clinton chief of staff who was recently named a special adviser to President Obama, apologized Wednesday for comparing the Republican Party to the cult at Jonestown in an interview earlier this year. _________________ Tweet: John Podesta @johnpodesta In an old interview, my snark got in front of my judgment. I apologize to Speaker Boehner, whom I have always respected. 10:04 AM - 18 Dec 2013 _________________ Podesta made the comment while arguing that the White House needed to embrace executive action because of intransigence among House Republicans. "They need to focus on executive action given that...
  • John Podesta apologizes for Jonestown quote

    12/18/2013 8:57:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/18/13 | JONATHAN ALLEN
    Speaker John Boehner’s office ripped John Podesta, the incoming counselor to President Barack Obama, for comments he made to POLITICO, comparing House Republicans to followers of Jim Jones, who murdered five people, including then-Rep. Leo Ryan, before committing mass suicide in Guyana in 1978. “For those who’ve forgotten, a Democratic member of Congress was murdered in Jonestown and a current one, Rep. Jackie Speier, was shot five times during the same incident,” Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said in a statement to reporters. “If this is the attitude of the new White House, it’s hard to see how the president gets...
  • Obama White House Calls GOP a "Cult Worthy of Jonestown"

    12/18/2013 8:41:35 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Dec 18, 2013 | Conn Carroll
    Today, Politico confirmed that governing-by-executive-fiat is exactly what Podesta has in mind. The only shocking part of the story is Podesta's justification for shredding the Constitution: In effect, I was told, it represents the clearest sign to date of the administration’s interest in shifting the paradigm of Obama’s presidency through the forceful, unapologetic and occasionally provocative application of White House power. Podesta, whose official mandate includes enforcement of numerous executive orders on emissions and the environment, suggested as much when he spoke with me earlier this fall about Obama’s team. “They need to focus on executive action given that they...
  • New WH Advisor Podesta: GOP 'A Cult Worthy of Jonestown'

    12/18/2013 7:51:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/17/13 | Truth Revolt
    New Obama White House advisor John Podesta told Politico that Republicans are akin to the mass suicide cult in Jonestown, and that President Obama therefore needed more power. “They need to focus on executive action given that they are facing a second term against a cult worthy of Jonestown in charge of one of the houses of Congress,” Podesta said. Jonestown was a community formed in Guyana by cult leader Jim Jones. 909 Temple members died in Jonestown, all but two poisoning themselves. Rory Cooper, communications director for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, ripped Podesta’s comments, pointing out that innocent...
  • 35 Years Later, Jim Jones Cult Leaves Lessons for Believers

    11/16/2013 10:29:11 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 72 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 11-15-13 | A. James Rudin
    It’s been 35 years since 918 people, including 257 children, died on Nov. 18, 1978, at the Peoples Temple massacre in Jonestown. The mass murder inside the South American jungle commune in Guyana was engineered by Jim Jones, a murderous cult leader, and was the only time in American history a member of Congress, Leo Ryan, D-Calif., was killed in the line of official duty. Most of the victims were forced to commit suicide by drinking a fatal cocktail of poisoned punch spiked with a Valium tranquilizer. In the days that followed the slaughter of the innocents, Jonestown became a...
  • Time magazine's Joe Klein on GOP field: 'This is Jonestown'

    02/25/2012 10:37:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Time magazine’s Joe Klein is known for lobbing some bombs at right-wingers. In 2010, he accused former Fox News host Glenn Beck and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin of being close to “sedition.” Nearly two years later, Klein still has some tough words for conservatives. On this weekend’s “The Chris Matthews Show,” Klein likened what he saw during recent GOP presidential debates to the 1978 Jonestown Massacre, an event in which more than 900 people died after they were given a deadly concoction of “purple drink mixed with cyanide, sedatives and tranquilizers.” “I got to say, this is Jonestown. These...
  • Parents: Don’t Let Kids Drink the Kool-Aid

    09/20/2011 10:41:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2011 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Kool-Aid. It conjures up contradictory images.  On the one hand, it brings to mind thirsty gulps, drink-stained lips, and happy children.  On the other, it suggests the shadow of the Jonestown massacre, where a cult leader killed his followers, including children, by spiking their sugary drinks with poison.  It tasted good going down but led to inevitable death. These days, too many of our children are drinking spiked Kool-Aid. ] And it’s being served to them by unwitting educators, dysfunctional celebrities, government leaders, and the whole of pop culture. What’s in the Kool-Aid? The sweet flavor of unrestrained sexual pleasure...
  • Indiana eatery pulls billboards with cult references (Jonestown/Koolaid references)

    02/22/2011 11:45:51 AM PST · by DemforBush · 9 replies
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 2/21/11 | n/a
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A northern Indiana restaurant that erected billboards referring to the 1978 Jonestown cult massacre in which more than 900 people died has removed the signs following complaints that the signs were offensive...
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Catholic Church is Like Jonestown Suicide Cult

    04/07/2010 8:46:19 AM PDT · by Justaham · 27 replies · 471+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 4-7-10 | Matthew Balan
    On her April 5 satellite radio show, Rosie O'Donnell took her anti-Catholicism to a new level by likening the Catholic Church to the Jonestown cult. As Brian Maloney of The Radio Equalizer put it, "in Rosie's twisted world, there's really no distinction to be made between the Pope and Jim Jones, murderous cult leader responsible for the deaths of more than 900 people in the Guyanese jungle." O'Donnell certainly has a past of Catholic/Christian bashing. On the April 19, 2007 edition of ABC's The View, she expressed her concern that having five Catholic Supreme Court justice somehow violated the separation...
  • WITNESS TO JONESTOWN ON MSNBC (but Congress airing) Can't make this stuff up

    03/21/2010 4:59:37 PM PDT · by preamble · 7 replies · 539+ views
    The documentary ON JONESTOWN 1978 with Soledad Obrien is scheduled to be replayed 6-8pm TONIGHT> that's what it says on my TV!!! You can't make this up!
  • (Vanity) Obama townhall: "Mr. President, it's an honor to stand before you."

    01/22/2010 11:19:40 AM PST · by jsdjason · 14 replies · 878+ views
    So apparently the people asking questions view Zero as an emperor. Truly sickening to watch.
  • Young voters who helped elect Obama stayed home

    11/04/2009 1:33:51 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 1,692+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 4, 2009 | DENA POTTER
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Last year, 23-year-old Rashida Hill watched the presidential debates, visited the college political party meetings and put a Barack Obama bumper sticker on her townhouse door. She voted for Obama because she felt like the election was about "being a part of something." But on Tuesday, the Virginia Commonwealth University student didn't bother voting in the governor's race because, she said, the candidates didn't give her anything to get excited about. "The simple fact is, unless you put it in front of somebody, they're really not going to seek it out," Hill said.
  • College kids recruited to join Obama's 'army'

    08/25/2009 6:11:28 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 70 replies · 3,060+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 25, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    President Obama's army of citizen volunteers is now actively recruiting college students in states across the country to "build support for President Obama's agenda" – and earn college credit while advocating for "change." Obama for America, Obama's 2008 political campaign, merged with the Democratic National Committee in January and is now known as Organizing for America, or OFA. The movement some call "Obama 2.0" is now recruiting students and offering to provide credits toward degree plans in exchange for their advocacy skills. A message from OFA national volunteer coordinators announcing the recruitment campaign and internship opportunities has been posted on...
  • Teen Burns, Stomps American Flag

    07/08/2009 11:08:22 PM PDT · by kenth · 33 replies · 1,319+ views
    nbcwashington.com ^ | 07/08/2009 | Jim Iovino
    Burner charged with desecrating a flag A teen claimed she was "making a statement" when she lit an American flag on fire with a cigarette lighter and then stomped on it in the middle of traffic, according to police. The incident occurred just hours after Americans celebrated Independence Day with fireworks celebrations across the region. Two officers said they saw Rebecca Ellen McKimmie, 18, of Ocean City, Md., light the flag on fire early Sunday morning while standing between two lanes of traffic near the Route 50 Bridge. Police said once it was lit she then stomped on it in...
  • All Students Must Answer the Call to Service (Zu Befehl, mein Führer!)

    03/30/2009 10:24:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 864+ views
    The Hoya ^ | March 30, 2009 | Nick Troiano
    A strong sense of civic duty, coupled with a weak economy, is leading many college students to national service as a way to earn money for school while giving back to their country. This comes at a time when President Obama has renewed a call to service for all Americans, an “all hands on deck” approach to solving many of the systemic problems our country faces. When he signs the Serve America Act into law, which was recently passed by Congress with incredible bipartisan support thanks to groups like Georgetown’s chapter of ServeNext, young people will face unprecedented opportunities to...
  • The Obama Youth

    03/22/2009 6:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies · 4,686+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 22, 2009 | Bryn T. Jones
    I read a disturbing story that showed advancement of the "well funded" civilian security force that candidate Barak Obama promised, and President Obama appears to deliver. The bill is passing under the guise of "volunteer" work, but would be mandatory. The bill stipulates that middle-school children would be required 50 hours per year, high schoolers 100 hours per year, and so on through college. The program included uniforms that the children will wear. I ask, why not ad a spiffy arm band with, perhaps the Obama emblem for good measure. This program will also enlist adults on up to seniors....
  • Will President Obama be using Mr. TelePrompter on Leno?

    03/18/2009 10:44:17 PM PDT · by airedale · 59 replies · 1,875+ views
    vanity
    The reports are that President Obama will not be doing his bit on Leno live and that it will be prerecorded. Not only that the press both live and still will be barred except for some stills during a break. The Tonight Show and the White House will provide the still shots for the press pool. The press should be howling about this but it's Obama This raises the question will Mr. TelePrompter be present and used by President Obama? Will he be given questions in advance by Leno so he can respond with Mr. Teleprompter's words? Will Leno's staff...