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  • Ancient Etruscan Prince Emerges From Tomb: Photos

    12/03/2013 9:10:36 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 18 replies
    http://news.discovery.com ^ | Sep 20, 2013 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Italian archaeologists have unearthed a 2,600-year-old intact Etruscan tomb that promises to reveal new depths of one of the ancient world’s most fascinating and mysterious cultures.
  • Mystery deepens in coffin-within-a-coffin found at Richard III site

    07/30/2013 7:56:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 07-30-2013 | Provided by University of Leicester
    Archaeologists have unearthed a mysterious coffin-within-a-coffin near the final resting place of Richard III. The University of Leicester team lifted the lid of a medieval stone coffin this week – the final week of their second dig at the Grey Friars site, where the medieval king was discovered in September. This is the first fully intact stone coffin to be discovered in Leicester in controlled excavations – and is believed to contain one of the friary's founders or a medieval monk. Within the stone coffin, they found an inner lead coffin – and will need to carry out further analysis...
  • 'Quiet Sun' baffling astronomers [SUN SPOTS HAVE DISAPPEARED]

    04/21/2009 10:28:59 AM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 136 replies · 4,869+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2009/04/21 05:04:15 GMT | Pallab Ghosh
    Sunspots could be seen by the Soho telescope in 2001 (l), but not this year (r) There are no sunspots, very few solar flares - and our nearest star is the quietest it has been for a very long time. The observations are baffling astronomers, who are due to study new pictures of the Sun, taken from space, at the UK National Astronomy Meeting. The Sun normally undergoes an 11-year cycle of activity. At its peak, it has a tumultuous boiling atmosphere that spits out flares and planet-sized chunks of super-hot gas. This is followed by a calmer period. Last...
  • Team Arpaio: Obama ID 'Document' Fraud Could Lead To Mail And Wire Fraud; Missing Obama Year

    Lt. Mike Zullo in a weekend radio interview revealed that Barack Obama's August 4, 1961 birthday may not actually be true. Zullo stated that August 4, 1961 could have been the day the plane from Kenya landed in Hawaii and was used as Obama's birthday for the record. He made the allegation that the birth certificate that Perkins Coie lawyer Judith Corley flew to Hawaii to get and return it to Washington was not the document that was presented to the American public on April 27,2011. For more stunning information from Mike Zullo, listen to the two part interview.
  • Gettysburg readies for 150th anniversary of battle

    05/26/2013 10:26:40 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 78 replies
    The commemoration of this year's milestone anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will include amenities that soldiers would have relished 150 years ago.
  • ‘Iran's Plan B is Alawite State If Syria’s Assad Falls’

    04/01/2013 3:46:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/13 | Chana Yaar
    A Syrian expert on Middle Eastern affairs believes Iran is angling to fragment Syria and create an Alawite state in order to maintain its power in the region, Today’s Zayman reports. Professor Murhaf Jouejati opposes the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A member of the faculty at the National Defense University in Washington D.C., he spoke with the newspaper Monday in an exclusive interview about savage civil war wracking his homeland. The downfall of the Assad regime would strike a lethal blow to the Syria-Iran-Hizbullah axis, Jouejati contended. “Syria is a major stake for Iran. Syria is Iran’s door...
  • Report: Ethanol pumps $2.5 billion into Minnesota economy

    07/23/2010 7:23:57 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 32 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer dePress ^ | 7-23-10 | ap
    A new report says Minnesota's ethanol industry generated more than $2.5 billion in economic activity in 2009 and supported more than 6,800 jobs. The annual report from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture says ethanol production in the state increased to 862 million gallons in 2009 from 550 million gallons five years ago. It estimates production will increase to 1.1 billion gallons this year with an economic impact of $3.1 billion and around 1,500 additional jobs.
  • Christopher Dorner shootout: 1 deputy killed, 1 wounded, sources say

    02/12/2013 4:47:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 12, 2013
    One of the deputies involved in a gun battle Tuesday afternoon with fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner has died of his wounds, law enforcement sources told The Times. The San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the sources. Another deputy was also wounded in the shootout near a cabin where Dorner was believed to be holed up in the snow-covered mountains near Big Bear. His condition was not immediately known. The afternoon gun battle in which hundreds of rounds were exchanged was part of a quickly...
  • Wheels coming off... ObamaCare policies will cost more, cover far fewer than promised

    02/11/2013 1:22:11 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 153 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2013 | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    The Affordable Care Act is looking less and less affordable. Start with the IRS’s new estimate for what the cheapest family plan will cost by 2016: $20,000 a year to cover two adults and three kids. And that will only cover 60 percent of medical bills, so add hefty out-of-pocket costs, too. The next surprise is for parents who thought their kids would be covered by an employer. Sloppy wording in the law left that unclear until last week, when the IRS ruled that kids won’t be covered. Starting in 2014, the law will require employers with 50 or more...
  • Israel: America's model for reducing violent crime

    01/21/2013 8:56:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Exclusive: Chuck Norris shares effective strategy for protecting little children (Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of Chuck Norris’ two-part series on reducing violent crime in the U.S.) Last week, I made an audio recording endorsing the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel’s general election on Jan. 22. I explained in the endorsement, “You might think I’m a tough guy in my films, but in a rough neighborhood like the Middle East, Israel has his own tough guy. His name is Bibi Netanyahu” (the prime minister’s nickname). Netanyahu’s leadership and strength were evident as far back as 1967,...
  • McCaskill's mother dies

    10/29/2012 5:25:41 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 49 replies
    CNN POLITICS ^ | 10/29/2012 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's 84-year-old mother, Betty Anne Ward McCaskill, died on Monday, the senator from Missouri said in a statement on Monday. "For some time, mom's health has not been good, and our family takes comfort that she is now at rest," McCaskill wrote. "People all over the state have asked about her, and their prayers and concern have been greatly appreciated."
  • U.S. ambassador to Libya, three staff killed in rocket attack

    09/12/2012 2:27:16 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 158 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 12, 2012
    BEIRUT, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on Tuesday in the Libyan city of Benghazi, a Libyan official said.
  • Doggonit, Sarah Palin May Very Well be Jumping In

    08/19/2011 8:17:34 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 467 replies
    National Review ^ | 8-19-11 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Is there any other conclusion after watching the Iowa video?It is warm and inviting and part of the reintroduction that began with the Steve Bannon movie.I have long thought that Governor Palin has been honestly trying to figure out the best use of the energy and attention — and anger! — that swirls around the name Sarah Palin. And with this video, I think she just shared which way she is leaning.
  • Sarah Palin Welcomes Second Grandchild

    08/08/2011 6:44:54 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 157 replies · 1+ views
    FOX NY ^ | 08/08/2011 | NewsCore
    Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has welcomed her second grandchild, Radar Online reported Monday. Palin's son, Track, and his new wife Britta (nee Hanson) became parents over the weekend to a baby girl, name Kyla Grace. Track, 22, married his 21-year-old high-school sweetheart in May in a small ceremony in Hatcher Pass, Alaska.
  • McCain rips Toomey on Senate floor (McCain attacks Tea Party vision as "flawed" and "terrible")

    07/31/2011 5:31:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 153 replies
    The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. ^ | 2011-07-31 | Colby Itkowitz
    Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, who this week referred to Tea Party lawmakers as "hobbits," publicly criticized Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey Sunday during an unusual unscripted debate on the Senate floor. McCain, who appeared to be having a great 'ol time during a back and forth with Democrat Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin, referred to Toomey and those who share his views as "terrible." (snip) "...the terrible obstructionists on this side of the aisle, the terrible people, their flawed philosophical views about the future of America..."
  • Lancing the "She Quit!" Boil One Last Time

    07/12/2011 10:47:52 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 110 replies
    Tuesday July 12, 2011 | Gargantua
    Lancing the “She Quit!” Boil One Last Time © 2011 By Gargantua One of the more unsettling hallmarks of the unfair, often deceitful, and always unprovoked attacks on Sarah Palin is the way in which she is frequently castigated for doing things commonly accepted when done by others, but which somehow rise to a level of unconscionable effrontery when she does them. A good example is the way that she was excoriated for having posted on her website a map of the United States which used surveyors marks to denote vulnerable Democratic congressional seats for The Tea Party to “target”in...
  • Sarah Palin Versus the Field with 2006 as a Barometer

    05/07/2011 7:47:04 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 146 replies
    05/07/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    I have observed that the polls and the news readers have taken to reminding us that Sarah Palin's nomination spells certain defeat for the GOP in 2012. Let's examine the question of Sarah Palin's prowess as a candidate, measured against the current field: It has been noted that former Senator Rick Santorum won his Senate seat in a big GOP year (1994) and lost it big in a Democrat year (2006), sweeping in with one tide and out with another. This is evidence of weakness as a candidate. Let's examine the rest of this field, using 2006 as the barometer....
  • Why Governor Palin must be the GOP Nominee

    03/27/2011 9:08:15 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 143 replies
    EEE | 27 MARCH 2011 | EEE
    Governor Palin must be the GOP nominee because of energy. Energy will arguably be the top issue facing America in 2012. The rise in fuel prices also brings about a rise in commodity and food prices, as those products are trucked, shipped, and flown to their destinations. I work in transportation logistics, and I can tell you first hand that fuel prices are so high, drivers for most of the carriers my account is contracted to are refusing to haul freight unless they get additional money for fuel. There are over 6,000 products made from petroleum. Here is a partial...
  • Video: Sarah Palin Issues Statement In Response To AZ Shootings

    01/12/2011 4:51:04 AM PST · by careyb · 285 replies · 1+ views
    The Hope For America ^ | 1/12/10 | Sarah Palin
    You go, girl!
  • 10 Reasons Sarah Palin Would Make a Good President + POLL

    12/28/2010 4:22:09 PM PST · by onyx · 179 replies · 4+ views
    USNews-WashingtonWhispers ^ | December 28, 2010 | Paul Bedard
    As Sarah Palin continues to make political headlines, the mania surrounding her future and potential GOP presidential primary candidacy is heating up. Some think she'll start a conservative think tank, but many hope she runs for the highest office in the land. So would she make a good president or not? To answer this, we quizzed our large group of political insiders on whether she would make a good or bad president. Following are the 10 reasons Sarah Palin would make a good president.
  • African elephant is two species, researchers say

    12/21/2010 6:00:58 PM PST · by decimon · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | December 21, 2010 | Richard Black
    Genetic researchers may have resolved a long-standing dispute by proving there are two species of African elephant.Savannah and forest elephants have been separated for at least three million years, they say, and are as distinct from each other as Asian elephants are from the extinct woolly mammoth. The researchers also made what they say are the first sequences of nuclear DNA from the extinct American mastodon. > "The divergence of the two species took place around the time of the divergence of the Asian elephant and woolly mammoths," said Michi Hofreiter, a specialist in ancient DNA at the UK's York...
  • Glenn Beck: They’re lying to us about the mystery contrail

    11/19/2010 11:20:16 AM PST · by cruise_missile · 173 replies · 1+ views
    HOTAIR ^ | November 19, 2010 | by The Right Scoop
    Glenn Beck said today that he has spoken to military experts about the mystery contrail from a few weeks ago and he says it’s definitely not a plane, but rather a two stage missile. He just wants to know where it came from, and he has a theory. Beck postulates that this missile was possibly from a Chinese sub off the coast of California, perhaps as a show of force to the world, but even more so to President Obama.
  • UK gay, lesbian and bisexual population revealed

    09/23/2010 11:03:03 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | Today
    Almost three-quarters of a million UK adults say they are gay, lesbian or bisexual - equivalent to 1.5% of the population, a survey suggests. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) says 480,000 (1%) consider themselves gay or lesbian, and 245,000 (0.5%) bisexual. The ONS received 450,000 responses in its new Integrated Household Survey. The survey provides the biggest pool of social data in the UK after the Census, ONS says. London had the highest percentage of those polled who identified as gay, Lesbian or bisexual and Northern Ireland lowest. Testing phase People aged 16 and over were questioned about their...
  • Palin Picking Winners

    06/23/2010 8:38:14 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 14 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/19/10 | Doug Patton
    Say what you will about her political choices, but Sarah Palin knows how to spot winners. (snip)But probably her most dramatic political choices this year have been Sharron Angle to face Harry Reid in Nevada and for Nikki Haley to be the next governor of South Carolina.(snip) But there is another reason Sarah Palin may yet emerge as the most likely candidate to win the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. The disastrous manner in which Obama and company are handling the Gulf oil spill, combined with the extremely unpopular environmental regulations they are trying to implement as a result, could very...
  • Palin’s endorsement in Iowa governor's race perplexes many

    06/07/2010 11:45:12 AM PDT · by pissant · 70 replies · 146+ views
    Quad City Times ^ | 6/4/10 | staff
    DES MOINES - Sarah Palin's endorsement of ex-Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad had some Iowans wondering Friday how rogue the former Alaska governor is. "Sarah Palin has demonstrated that she's either not running for president and, therefore, doesn't care about her political future or that she lacks any understanding of the Iowans who would have made up her base of support," said Eric Woolson, campaign manager for Branstad's chief rival in Tuesday's primary election, Sioux City business consultant Bob Vander Plaats. "This is not about going rogue. It's not about defeating the establishment, but about embracing the establishment," Vander Plaats said...
  • Losing friends over Palin (Have you ever lost friends over politics ?)

    05/31/2010 9:46:47 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 415 replies · 5,475+ views
    I have lost THREE real life friends now in trying to defend Sarah Palin. On one hand I tend to think the people who call her stupid are not the kind of people I even want as friends anyhow. However, I wonder if im being too harsh and going too far. I know our country was divided on President Bush. But the division and the hatred for Sarah Palin has been able to top anything. Before Palin, I had a much more positive outlook on people (especially women, mothers, ect) and life in general. Now I find myself seeing people...
  • With Republicans like Snowe who needs Democrats?

    04/27/2010 7:12:46 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 30 replies · 350+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 4/27/10 | alaphiah
    She is solely responsible for the Health Care Reform Law. Without her vote the bill doesn’t get out of the senate finance committee and we wouldn’t be facing this Liberal Democrat Europeanization of America via Health Care law. Now Democrats want to permanently bailout the financial institutions which incidentally they demonized as the bad guys responsible for the global financial meltdown (but were only to big to fail), and now who is it that Democrats look to so that they can proceed with the one Republican vote need to put their plans into action? Why the Senator from Maine Olympia...
  • California - “Discrimination Free Zones.” ACR 82

    04/11/2010 3:33:30 PM PDT · by pansgold · 20 replies · 593+ views
    California Legislature ^ | IV / XI / MMX | pansgold
    California Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 82—Relative to public education and discrimination-free zones. ACR 82, as amended, Hall. Public education: “Discrimination Free Zones.” Gee, does this mean if I don't like someone because they sell drugs in public grade school, I have somehow discriminated against them based on their behavior? Have I now committed a crime? legislative counsel’s digest ACR 82, as amended, Hall. Public education: “Discrimination Free Zones.” This measure would encourage public education institutions to designate each campus as a “Discrimination-Free Zone” to provide a safe haven from intolerance or discrimination, to enact appropriate procedures that meaningfully address acts...
  • Mobile, Alabama Man Pleads Guilty...Charges Related to Desecration of Synagogue

    03/27/2010 10:06:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 640+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Mobile, Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Civil Rights Charges Related to Desecration of Synagogue WASHINGTON—Christian Rodney Ice, 19, of Mobile, Ala., pleaded guilty today in federal court in Mobile to one count of violating the Church Arson Act by placing threatening graffiti and neo-Nazi markings on a synagogue in Mobile, the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of Alabama announced. Sentencing has been scheduled for Sept. 23, 2010. Ice faces a maximum prison sentence of one year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. During...
  • Was The Pentagon Shooter Gay?

    03/05/2010 1:30:55 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 65 replies · 1,238+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/05/10 | Friends of Ours
    Blogger Left Coast Rebel has taken a look at the purported Facebook Page he claims belongs to Pentagon shooter John Patrick Bedell, and notes that he "found friends of Bedell were linked to several gay rights groups along with PETA, NPR, various drug legalization orgs, Greenpeace, Al Franken and a whole bunch of other stuff."
  • Safe Schools Czar Ducks Questions on Past Statements about Homosexuality

    03/09/2010 5:53:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 386+ views
    cns news ^ | 3/9/10 | Fred Lucas, Staff Writer
    (CNSNews.com) - Kevin Jennings, the Obama administration's openly gay safe-schools czar who previously ran an organization focused on normalizing homosexuality in public schools, declined Monday to directly say whether the U.S. Department of Education should promote teaching school children that homosexual behavior is morally good. Instead, he pointing out that Congress has prohibited the department from interfering in the curricula of local schools. Jennings, the assistant deputy education secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, made a rare public appearance Monday, speaking to a gathering of school teachers at the National Press Club.
  • Palin: I sneaked to Canada for healthcare [her family took bro to hosp, she was age 5]

    03/08/2010 9:42:11 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 374 replies · 866+ views
    The Hill BLOG ^ | By some blogger
    <p>Sarah Palin's family used to "hustle" across the Canadian border to get healthcare, the former Alaska Governor said this weekend.</p> <p>In a speech in Calgary, Palin called it "ironic" that while growing up in a small Alaskan town near the Canadian border, her family used to sneak across to take advantage of the Canadian healthcare system.</p>
  • Would Reagan vote for Sarah Palin?

    03/06/2010 11:49:19 AM PST · by Al B. · 103 replies · 1,647+ views
    WaPo ^ | Mar. 6, 2010 | Steven F. Hayward
    Sarah Palin invokes him. Mitt Romney glorifies him. The "tea party" movement hopes to recapture him. And the Republican Party still can't get over him. Six years after his death, and almost a century since his birth, conservatives are more transfixed than ever by Ronald Reagan, so much so that I fully expect a Gipper anxiety disorder to appear in the next edition of the psychiatrists' diagnostic manual. "What would Reagan Do?" is a leading motto for the right. You can get the slogan -- or its WWRD acronym -- on a bumper sticker, a T-shirt, a coffee mug, a...
  • Palin supports McCain '100 percent' [Palin pushes back at TMZ 'disprespect' meme]

    12/16/2009 4:38:39 PM PST · by Al B. · 801 replies · 10,012+ views
    Politico ^ | Dec. 16, 2009 | Mike Allen
    Declaring that she “was honored and proud to run with him,” former Alaska governor Sarah Palin pushed back hard Wednesday against a report that she had disrespected Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) by blacking out his name on a sun visor she wore on vacation. The website TMZ accused Palin of “a frontal attack on Sen. John McCain” during a Hawaii vacation this week: “Sarah chose to wear a visor from her campaign -- a visor that was emblazoned with the former presidential candidate's name ... that is, until Palin redacted McCain's name with a black marker.” But Palin said in...
  • Maine is 5th State with Legal Marijuana Dispensaries

    11/08/2009 4:18:55 PM PST · by RebelYell1990 · 66 replies · 1,478+ views
    Examiner ^ | November 6, 2009 | Steven Carter
    According to the Associated Press, November 5th — Maine has become the fifth state to allow dispensaries where marijuana can be distributed to medical patients. But medical marijuana advocates say Maine won't become like Los Angeles, where hundreds of dispensaries have popped up and come under critical scrutiny. Ethan Nadelmann of the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance says Maine's law has stricter provisions than California's. He says "Maine dispensaries will be licensed by the state, unlike those in California, and that Maine narrowly defines medical conditions for which patients can be prescribed pot, while California allows doctors to recommend it...
  • Rep. calls Obama Marxist, warns of dictatorship

    11/10/2008 1:56:26 PM PST · by pissant · 744 replies · 9,062+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/10/08 | staff
    WASHINGTON (Map, News) - A Republican congressman from Georgia is calling President-elect Obama a Marxist and warning that he might be planning to form a Gestapo-like security force so he can rule as a dictator. Two-term Rep. Paul Broun of Athens cited a July speech that has circulated on the Internet in which Obama called for a civilian force to take some of the national security burden off the military.
  • Lima on edge after police kill woman, wound 1-year-old child in drug raid

    01/06/2008 2:13:20 PM PST · by microgood · 438 replies · 420+ views
    ToledoBlade.Com ^ | Jan 6,2008 | By IGNAZIO MESSINA and ERICA BLAKE
    LIMA, Ohio — Darla Jennings walked through the streets of south Lima last night sobbing as hundreds of people behind her called for justice after the shooting of her daughter, who was killed by police as she held her baby. Tarika Wilson, 26, was shot and her 1-year-old son was wounded when Lima police conducted a drug raid on their home Friday night, prompting members of the black community to organize a candlelight vigil and demand answers from police. "They shot my daughter and her baby," Ms. Jennings said through tears while being consoled by other family members.
  • Church plans to keep gay pastor { Schmeling - ELCA }

    08/13/2007 2:05:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 645+ views
    AP via Macon.com ^ | 8/13/7 | Dorie Turner - Associated Press
    ATLANTA -- The message was clear as congregants filed out of St. John's Lutheran Church sanctuary on Sunday: The Rev. Bradley Schmeling isn't going anywhere. With hugs and cheers, members of Atlanta's oldest Lutheran church celebrated Schmeling, the pastor who has been at the center of a denomination-wide battle over the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's treatment of gay clergy. The show of support came a day after the national assembly of the ELCA in Chicago urged bishops to refrain from defrocking gay and lesbian ministers who violate a celibacy rule, but fell short of permitting ordained gays churchwide. Schmeling...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Wednesday, March 14, 2007

    03/14/2007 2:35:09 PM PDT · by Tarkus2040 · 151 replies · 1,366+ views
    BE HERE, OR BE NOWHERE!
  • Rush Limbaugh Live Thread Thur Dec 14th, 2006

    12/14/2006 8:56:56 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 438 replies · 6,214+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com | 12-14-2006
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1753070/posts 4th Infantry commander reflects on price of war, accomplishments in Iraq (Great Read on Iraq) The Fort Hood Herald ^ | December 13, 2006 | Emily Baker Posted on 12/13/2006 4:33:28 PM CST by Zakeet Maj. Gen.-promotable James D. Thurman has been in the Army for almost 32 years, but nothing has taught him about sacrifice more than leading a division in a combat zone for a year. "This has been one of the greatest honors in my life," Thurman said Thursday as he sipped a Diet Coke at one of the conference tables in his office. "Commanding a...
  • Trooper who killed 2 gets traffic tickets

    10/26/2006 2:00:06 PM PDT · by Coleus · 46 replies · 1,594+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 10.25.06 | Y RICK HEPP
    The state trooper who ran a stop sign last month and killed two teenage girls was issued two traffic tickets yesterday, although the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office said it was still considering criminal charges. Trooper Robert Higbee received summonses for careless driving and failure to stop in the Sept. 27 accident in Upper Township that killed Jacquelin Becker, 17, who was driving, and her sister, Christina Becker, 19. "The investigation is ongoing into the circumstances of the crash," Cape May Prosecutor Robert Taylor said in a statement, adding the tickets were issued only because of a 30-day statute of...
  • Catholic School Sex Education...In The 4th Grade?!!!

    09/13/2006 3:39:30 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 59 replies · 1,049+ views
    Personal experience ^ | 9-13-06 | A concerned parent
    My daughter just started the 4th grade in a Catholic school in Maryland. I have been informed that she will be learning about "sperm", "eggs" etc but not full sex ed until later. (To me that sounds like someone just being a little bit pregnant). I program my cable with passwords to avoid adult material being available to my child. I use online filters to protect my child while online. I pay a ton of money to send my child to Catholic school hoping to avoid the problems of government school that forces sex ed on kids at an earlier...
  • Charlie Crist Winner of Florida Governor Primary

    09/05/2006 7:23:00 PM PDT · by ShaunMcDonnell · 1,543 replies · 19,695+ views
    According to Fox 35, Charlie Crist is the winner of the Republican Primary for Governor. Time for us to get behind him. SM
  • Pet Peeves

    08/10/2006 11:55:18 AM PDT · by G8 Diplomat · 156 replies · 1,353+ views
    8/10/2006 | G8 Diplomat
    Here's the place to post your pet peeves! Here are mine: 1. Liberals, lawyers, hypocrites, etc...wait, this list is getting redundant! 2. People who pronounce water as "wooter" and wash as "warsh", and strength/length as "strenth/lenth". So basically, people with Baltimore accents 3. Walking down a crowded hallway in school and the idiot in front of you stops and turns around 4. When people refer to the Czech Republic as just "Czech", or say "Slovakian" instead of the correct adjective, Slovak 5. Alarm clocks 6. People who whine. Oh wait, I already said liberals 7. Anti-war whackos, animal rights whackos,...
  • 2006 SOCCER WORLD CUP -- 3rd place match GERMANY vs. PORTUGAL -- FINAL: France vs. Italy!!!!!!

    07/07/2006 8:05:16 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 541 replies · 6,932+ views
    FIFAworldcup.com ^ | 7-7-06 | FIFAworldcup.com
    The World Cup Final will be held Sunday in Berlin at 2 p.m. ET (ABC). Germany will face Portugal to play for third place on Saturday in Stuttgart at 3 p.m. ET (ESPN).
  • 2006 SOCCER WORLD CUP - Day 9 Thread - USA v Italy, Czech v Ghana

    06/17/2006 8:05:31 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 889 replies · 10,823+ views
    MLSnet.com ^ | 6-17-06 | MLSnet.com
    The U.S. national team faces a must-win situation Saturday against Italy (2:30 p.m. ET, ABC). The U.S. lineup could see some changes, including adding Eddie Johnson. Czech Republic and Ghana play earlier in the day (11:30 a.m., ABC), while Portugal advanced by beating Iran 2-0.
  • What Are Creationists Afraid Of?

    01/26/2006 1:47:10 PM PST · by jennyp · 1,275 replies · 12,410+ views
    The New Individualist ^ | 1/2006 | Ed Hudgins
    ... Third, complexity does not imply “design.” One of Adam Smith’s most powerful insights, developed further by Friedrich Hayek, is that incredible complexity can emerge in society without a designer or planner, through “spontaneous order.” Hayek showed how in a free market the complex processes of producing and distributing goods and services to millions of individuals do not require socialist planners. Rather, individuals pursuing their own self-interest in a system governed by a few basic rules—property rights, voluntary exchange by contract—have produced all the vast riches of the Western world.Many creationists who are on the political Right understand the logic...
  • Teen opens eyes as rabbi wraps him with Scripture

    04/25/2006 4:56:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 631+ views
    WND ^ | April 25, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A Florida teenager lying in a coma here after being critically injured last week in a suicide bombing opened his eyes for the first time since the attack yesterday just as his rabbi donned him with teffillin, or Jewish prayer phylacteries. Daniel Wultz, 16, was one of over 60 people injured in last Monday's attack in which a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded section of Tel Aviv as Israelis celebrated the fifth day of the Passover holiday. The blast ripped through a falafel restaurant just outside the city's old central bus station, killing...
  • This Crap Has Just Got to Stop

    02/19/2006 7:27:16 PM PST · by JamesP81 · 10 replies · 431+ views
    The Southern Pundit ^ | 2-19-2006 | Self
    For all Bush’s good qualities, the man can’t not spend money. This republican congress and president has spent an obscene amount of money. I find this behavior to be irresponsible during a time of war, to say the least. I know I’ve ranted about it before at length, but I’ll say it again: the federal government’s spending habits have far exceeded its constitutional mandate, and something has to be done.
  • Pope: "Democracy Without Values Easily Turns Into Open Or Thinly Disguised Totalitarianism"

    01/31/2006 3:44:11 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 24 replies · 676+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1 February 2006 | John-Henry Westen
    VATICAN, January 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an address to the leaders of the Christian Associations of Italian Workers Friday, Pope Benedict XVI warned, "As history demonstrates, a democracy without values easily turns into open or thinly disguised totalitarianism." Benedict was in fact making his own the statement first uttered by his predecessor John Paul II, who made the statement in 2000. (see coverage: http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2000/feb/00022501.html ) Benedict XVI highlighted how, in our time, science and technology "present huge possibilities for improving everyone's lives," but warned that "the misguided use of such power can provoke grave and irreparable threats to the...