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  • Hobby Lobby: A Lesson from America

    07/21/2014 3:01:01 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 10 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Not many people in Britain have followed the Hobby Lobby case, named after the American company that won an important battle for religious freedom against the bullying of the totalitarians - in this episode feminazis and supporters of state intervention in personal affairs. In this area the United States seems more progressive in the true, not socialist, sense, and less prepared to submit to cultural Marxism's oppressive demands. Hobby Lobby is a company owned by Christians. At issue was whether, according to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, "closely held companies like Hobby Lobby could be...
  • Why French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen is attracting youth [Tough on immigration]

    03/30/2014 5:01:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4/11/12 | Bastien Inzaurralde
    Although he has studied the French far-right party National Front for nearly two decades, even sociologist Sylvain Crépon didn’t expect party leader Marine Le Pen's popularity among young voters to reach the heights it has. ... distrust in mainstream politicians and the ongoing struggle to find jobs has made Ms. Le Pen increasingly popular with young voters – to the extent that she could get as many or even more votes from this age group than President Nicolas Sarkozy in the April 22 election. A March poll of 18 to 22-year-olds by the French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP) found...
  • Lessons For US Citizens From The Deposit Confiscation In Cyprus

    03/17/2014 5:29:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3/17/14 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog, It was almost exactly one year ago to the day that an entire nation was frozen out of its savings… overnight. Cypriots went to bed on Friday thinking everything was fine. By the next morning, they had no way to pay bills or buy food. It’s certainly a chilling reminder of how quickly things can change. And why. The entire crisis sprang from a mountain of debt. The government had accumulated too much debt. The banking system had accumulated too much debt. And banks had lost a lot of their customers’ money...
  • John Walsh, Host of 'America's Most Wanted,' on What He's Learned From Life and Loss

    01/06/2014 4:06:38 PM PST · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    aarp ^ | august/september 2013
    Gun Control I am for the right to have guns. I'm a gun owner. But nobody needs to own an AK-47. They say these assault rifles are great for hunting. You can't hunt game with an AK-47. And if you're a responsible gun owner, why wouldn't you go through a background check? The only people who don't want background checks are fugitives, tax dodgers and terrorists.
  • Impeachment Lessons

    12/07/2013 5:33:15 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12-7-2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Well whaddya know: The topic of impeachment reared its head at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday. Jonathan Strong’s report here at NRO noted the wincing consternation of GOP-leadership aides at utterances of the “i-word” during the testimony of prominent legal experts. For the Republican establishment, it seems, history begins and ends in the 1990s: No matter how times have perilously changed, any talk of shutdowns or impeachment is bad, bad, bad. Yes, the Obama “uber-presidency,” as left-of-center law professor Jonathan Turley called it, has enveloped the nation in what he conceded is “the most serious constitutional crisis ....
  • The Shock Factor - Undressing Evil (Jewish history lesson for today)

    12/01/2013 2:11:47 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/2013 | Tamar Yonah
    The little known Chanukah story of how the Hasmonean revolt started, was actually because of a very brave woman! Sometimes it takes 'the shock factor' to do what 'rationalization' smothers. The background of the Chanukah story recalls the struggle for religious freedom from the Hellenistic Syrian-Greeks in the year, 165 B.C.E. Antiochus, who was the occupying King at those times, sought to crush our Jewish identity and passed decrees against the practice of Judaism. We were forbidden from studying the Torah, we were forbidden to keep the Shabbat (Sabbath) and we were forbidden from making a brit milah (circumcision). To...
  • Psychology of violent confrontation

    11/25/2013 6:30:03 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11/17/2013 | Gina Loudon
    Vice President Biden says that when one is confronted with a threat, he should “fire a warning shot.” That might be the answer you could expect from a white-gloved elitist with an entire security detail. For real people on the street, that is a good way to die when confronted with a real threat. I recently traveled to my hometown of Jefferson City, Mo., to speak at the Rally for Common Sense. After the event, I invited a group of friends to meet up at a favorite downtown haunt near the state Capitol building, where I lived most of my...
  • 35 Years Later, Jim Jones Cult Leaves Lessons for Believers

    11/16/2013 10:29:11 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 69 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...
  • Author of 'Mormon Christianity' Claims Christians Can Learn From the LDS Church

    11/14/2013 9:24:09 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 358 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 11, 2013 | Tyler O'Neil
    A Roman Catholic scholar and former philosophy and religion professor has released a new book that defends Mormonism as "one of the youngest branches on the Christian tree," and claims that Christians can learn from the Mormon religion. Stephen H. Webb, former 25 year professor of religion and philosophy at Wabash College and author of the book, Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn From the Latter-day Saints, told The Christian Post that, among other things, "Mormon theology teaches us to think of matter in new and creative ways." "Traditional theology teaches that matter is lifeless, without the soul it's...
  • Star Parker - Why Republicans lost Virginia governor's race

    11/11/2013 6:20:29 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    www.crescent-news.com ^ | November 11, 2013 4:13PM | Star Parker
    Politics is in the eye of the beholder. Post-mortems about the Virginia gubernatorial race are gushing forth about why Republican Ken Cuccinelli lost to Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a business-as-usual political retread from the Clinton crowd. They tell us more about who produces this punditry than about the reality of the situation. We're hearing that tea party activists killed Cuccinelli's candidacy with the government shutdown (according to The Wall Street Journal editorial page, they "stabbed him in the back") and that, once again, a socially conservative Republican candidate has shown he can't win women's votes. What I see is very different....
  • Lesson's Learned from Tuesday's Election

    11/08/2013 11:03:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2013 | Linda Chavez
    Both Democratic and Republican strategists are dissecting Tuesday's election results for clues to what might happen in next year's congressional elections. State races in off years are not always good predictors of how a party will do nationally during congressional or presidential elections, but there are some important lessons to be learned. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's reelection win was predictable. He is a popular reformer who reached out to minorities and women running in a state that has had its fill of Democratic corruption and tax hikes. He's a conservative -- a pro-life Catholic who personally opposes gay marriage...
  • Norway ponders conservatism and the future of the welfare state

    08/11/2013 8:13:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/11/2013 | Jazz Shaw
    Parts of Northern Europe have had a bit better luck than some other sectors across the pond during the economic troubles of the past decade, but they still have had to deal with the legacy of welfare states and costly entitlement programs. Earlier this year, Mary Katharine looked at Sweden’s attempts to deal with rising debt and costly entitlements, while Erika covered some steps being taken in Denmark to deal with their long term financial issues arising from the same core issues. This sense of realism and worry about the future seems to be spreading across the region, and John...
  • Detroit’s bankruptcy: A warning to NYC

    07/23/2013 7:47:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/23/2013 | Nicole Gelinas
    <p>What a difference four decades makes. In the mid-’70s, New York City’s threat of bankruptcy was a horror that the state, feds and city ultimately avoided. Last week, Detroit declared bankruptcy because Michigan thought it was the best choice — and Washington stayed silent.</p>
  • 60 Terrorist Plots Since 9/11: Continued Lessons in Domestic Counterterrorism

    07/23/2013 7:39:36 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 8 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | July 22, 2013 | Jessica Zuckerman, Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D. and James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
    Abstract The Heritage Foundation has tracked post-9/11 terrorist plots against the United States in an effort to study the evolving nature of the threat and to garner lessons learned. The best way to protect the United States from terrorism is to ensure a strong and capable domestic counterterrorism enterprise—and to understand the continuing nature of the terror threat. The Boston Marathon bombing was the 59th publicly known terror plot against the United States since 9/11. In a political environment of sequestration on the one hand, and privacy concerns on the other, there are those on both sides of the aisle...
  • 5 Things White People Can Learn From Rachel Jeantel

    07/17/2013 9:01:10 AM PDT · by kevcol · 168 replies
    globalgrind.com ^ | 7/16/13 | Caitlyn Hitt
    We've compiled 5 things white people can learn from Rachel Jeantel. Take notes. 1. Words like "cracka" and "nigga" don't carry the weight we've associated with them. . . . 4. She's not the hostile ghetto black girl everyone painted her to be. . . . 5. Rachel's not uneducated, we are. Rachel is not in fact the uneducated girl Don West and the Zimmerman team painted her to be. She's a young girl with an underbite, street smarts and a bit of a southern accent. She speaks the same language we speak - the Queen's English, as her opposition...
  • What ex-gay men can teach us about marriage

    07/10/2013 2:55:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 07/10/2013 | Sam A. Andreades
    Sam Andreades ministered at a church in New York’s Greenwich Village  for many years and founded G.A.M.E. (Gender Affirming Ministry Endeavor), which serves those with same-sex attraction who want to follow Christ. Andreades has just finished his Doctor of Ministry work at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, and his dissertation, which grew out of his pastoral experience, is titled “Does She Matter? Emotional Intimacy in Marriage in Light of Gender Distinction.” Andreades interviewed Christian husbands with a gay background who are now happily married to women, asking why they prefer “intergendered” to “monogendered” marriage. He learned that gender distinction contributes depth and intimacy to...
  • 'Gunsmoke' Principles Teach Us About Life

    06/06/2013 8:01:06 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6-5-2013 | Sherry Tomfeld
    As a child, the first show we ever watched was "Gunsmoke". We watched it as a family, and Marshal Dillon had a profound effect on the way I looked at life then and now. I continue to watch "Gunsmoke" reruns daily; it's a great refresher of the lessons I learned so long ago. True Friends
  • British MP: Jews Didn't Learn the Lesson from the Holocaust

    01/26/2013 1:08:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/13 | Elad Benari
    A Liberal Democrat MP in Britain faces expulsion from the party for saying Jews had not learned from the murder of six million in the Holocaust in their treatment of Palestinian Authority Arabs, the Daily Mail reports. David Ward, MP for Bradford East, wrote on his own website that he was “saddened” that Jews “could within a few years of liberation from the death camps be inflicting atrocities on Palestinians…on a daily basis.” “Having visited Auschwitz twice – once with my family and once with local schools – I am saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution...
  • Super-villainy - What can James Bond's nemeses teach us?

    11/28/2012 6:18:49 AM PST · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    WHICH Bond villain had the most reasonable plan to get rich? Via Tyler Cowen, I see that New York Magazine asked Jean-Jacques Dethier, a senior economist at the World Bank, to evaluate some of the diabolical plots from the films. He covered the schemes of Auric Goldfinger, Dr Kananga, Max Zorin, Alec Trevelyan, Elliot Carver, Elektra King, Le Chiffre, and Dominic Greene. While an important contribution to the literature (the critique of Mr Trevelyan's plan is particularly astute), his analysis left out quite a few moneymaking ventures from the rest of the Bond canon. In an effort to fill that...
  • Why Mitt Romney Deserved To Lose The Election

    11/15/2012 6:53:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/15/2012
    In an article published in 2001, Jude Wanniski, the author of The Way the World Works, noted that since 1896, only Republican presidential candidates running on “pro-growth” platforms have won. Republicans advocating “austerity” have invariably lost. With the defeat of Mitt Romney, the election of 2012 continued this pattern, with one addition. Republican presidential candidates offering clueless confusion also lose. Democracies tend to evolve two political parties, a party of economic growth and a party of income redistribution. If a credible plan for economic growth is offered, the people will vote for it, provided that it does not involve crushing...
  • The lessons of 2012 may not be what Operation Demoralize says

    11/14/2012 9:00:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 14, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Operation Demoralize, the attempt to convince you that conservatism is dead, that you live in a media cocoon, that you are incapable of learning, and that your pundits lied to you, is dominating the media. But are the quick and easy answers — just say Yes to illegal immigration, higher taxes, creeping socialism — based on the reality of why the election was lost? Someone clearly outside the supposed “conservative media complex” suggests that the reasons being peddled for the loss are not accurate, or at least not the full story. Andrew Kohut, head of the Pew Research Center, writes...
  • How Romney Lost - And three lessons for conservatives going forward.

    11/07/2012 9:45:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 7, 2012 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Columbus, Ohio — The realities of the electoral map meant that the Romney campaign really had no choice but to bet big on Ohio, and that bet was a loser. In addition to some critical on-the-ground specifics — Ohio is not hurting as badly as the rest of the country — there were three main reasons for that.1. Ohio likes crony capitalism. The automotive bailout is popular in Ohio, and not just among self-interested workers and investors in that industry. Putting General Motors on federal life support is economically daft and morally dubious, but it gave the Obama administration a powerful...
  • Sandy's Lesson

    11/03/2012 4:10:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    Here's the big lesson from mega-storm Sandy: Mother Nature sneers at high tech, mocks modern convenience and couldn't care less about what kind of person you are. She will smack you if she wants to. As we have become addicted to machines, many of us have forgotten about nature. We must have gizmos. Sandy laughed and took them away. Power, gone. Internet, dark. Cellphones, not happening. Even your landline phone, not available, because "all circuits are busy." Suddenly, it's 1850 with one exception: battery-operated flashlights and radios. So what is the lesson here? Actually, there are a few. First: No...
  • Lessons Learned from Chick-fil-A Imbroglio

    08/04/2012 5:36:50 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 6 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 08/03/2012 | Laurie Higgins
    Last Wednesday, also known as Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, was a very encouraging day for anyone who values the First Amendment and who believes that government doesn’t create marriage and ought not try to deconstruct it...
  • ...20 Life Lessons A Man Would Share....

    06/17/2012 4:38:54 PM PDT · by djone · 22 replies
    Caveman Circus ^ | 4.24.12 | caveman
    No Excuses. Stop making excuses replace them with ways to do better. Excuses are a waste of time and energy.....No One is Perfect. The quicker this is realized the faster you can get on with being excellent. Start every morning ready to fight harder than you did the day before and run further than you ever imagine....
  • Big Lesson for Labor in Wisconsin Election

    06/08/2012 7:47:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2012 | Linda Chavez
    Gov. Scott Walker's victory in the Wisconsin recall election this week was no surprise to anyone but Big Labor. Unions were furious when Walker and the Republican-controlled legislature cut back their right to bargain on anything beyond wages. Democratic legislators fled the state for several weeks in 2011 in order to try to prevent a final vote from taking place. Demonstrators took over the state capitol, and when that didn't work, unions and left-leaning groups gathered signatures to force a recall vote. The national Democratic Party initially saw what was happening in Wisconsin as a popular revolt against Republican excesses...
  • 5 Things Conservatives Can Learn From Liberals

    02/07/2012 4:41:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2012 | John Hawkins
    There are a lot of things NOT to like about liberals, but you have to give them some credit. These are people who are badly, dangerously, and devastatingly wrong on almost every issue of consequence and yet, year after year, they hang in there at a rough parity with conservatives. So, they may do a lot wrong, but there are things we can learn from the Left. 1) Fight Harder: Liberals win a lot of battles just because they're willing to fight harder. Look at what happened to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Komen decided not to keep giving...
  • Lord of the Rings - Yearly Ritual

    12/26/2011 5:31:35 PM PST · by dagogo redux · 51 replies
    12/26/11 | dagogo redux
    Every year now for a number of years my wife and I watch the entire six disc extended version of the Lord of the Rings during the gloomy Northwest winter around the Thanksgiving-to New-Years time. It helps us through the winter gloom, but since Obama's election it also helps us maintain hope and courage. I grew up on Tolkien before he was well known, and it probably shaped me in ways I can scarcely appreciate. My wife on the other hand, from the Third World, had no inkling of Tolkien until this movie cycle came out. We are both very...
  • Bill Clinton's lessons for Obama (gag)

    12/20/2011 4:50:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/19/11 | Julian Zelizer
    Bill Clinton's lessons for ObamaBy Julian Zelizer, CNN Contributor updated 5:05 PM EST, Mon December 19, 2011 **SNIP** The first is that President Clinton was very successful at counteracting Republicans when they attacked. One of President Obama's great frustrations has been the "messaging wars." He has frequently been frustrated by how the GOP portrays him to the public and defines his policies in unfavorable ways. Clinton didn't let the GOP do that easily. When Republicans painted the president as left of center early in his term, he responded by aggressively highlighting his centrist credentials, lowering the deficit in 1993 and...
  • 10 Lessons From People Who Lived Through The Depression

    11/21/2011 7:22:27 PM PST · by Kartographer · 58 replies
    Wanda Bridgeforth was hit hardest on the home front as a child, when her parents couldn't afford to keep her with them. At one point she lived with 19 people—in a six room house. It was in these situations that she learned to conserve what she had, and reuse what she found.
  • Republicans dodge the real lesson of Solyndra

    09/19/2011 4:29:09 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 19, 2011 | Timothy P. Carney
    In Republican-leaning circles in Washington, the question of the moment has been "Does this Solyndra thing have legs?" -- in other words, will the news media keep running stories on the subsidized, politically connected solar power company that just went bankrupt? When Republicans ask this question, they mean, "Will this significantly detract from President Obama's re-election chances?" The brief answer is: Probably not, because too many Republicans are asking the wrong questions and drawing the wrong conclusions.
  • Teachers struggle for lessons on 9/11 for students too young to remember

    09/16/2011 3:13:40 AM PDT · by ImNotLying · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9/15/11 | Kathleen Foster
    "Mrs. Judd? How come they flew into the towers?" Joan Judd spent her summer vacation preparing for questions like that from her fourth-grade class in Milford, N.Y.
  • Congressman Allen West says 9/11 lessons unlearned, sees threat from radical Islam

    09/08/2011 6:13:33 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 13 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | September 7, 2011 | Anthony Man
    Congressman Allen West said Wednesday the nation hasn't learned the lessons from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks largely because political correctness is hobbling political leaders from confronting the threat he sees from Islamic extremists. West, a Republican who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, made his comments at a Washington, D.C., event at which he hosted the screening of a conservative Christian group's film "Sacrificed Survivors: The Untold Story of the Ground Zero Mega Mosque." "My fear is that maybe we could end up forgetting what happened on 9/11 because of certain things like political correctness or this desire...
  • No Holocaust lessons at Gaza schools

    03/02/2011 4:53:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    upi ^ | 3/2/11 | upi
    GAZA, March 2 (UPI) -- Gaza's government has accused a U.N. agency of overstepping its role by including lessons about the Holocaust in U.N.-run schools in the Gaza Strip. The Hamas-led government said it would do everything in its power to prevent children from being taught about the Holocaust, the Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported. Gaza Education Minister Mahammad Ashquol said his ministry "will never allow teaching Holocaust to Gazan refugee camp children." The children are being urged to leave class if their human rights lessons include any information about the Holocaust, Ma'an reported.
  • PM: World has not put into practice lessons from Holocaust

    01/26/2011 10:31:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    jpost ^ | 1/26/11 | staff
    During Knesset session ahead of Int'l Holocaust Remembrance Day, Netanyahu asks "Where is the fury, international uprising" of the world against Iran for calling for destruction of Jews? Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday slammed the international community, saying that "it has not put into practice the lessons learned from the horrors of the Holocaust." Speaking during a special session of the Knesset to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Netanyahu said, "One thing is clear. The fact that global anti-Semitism is increasing is a well-known phenomenon. New anti-Semitism is washing over the world and it is important to fight it."...
  • 'Gay lessons' in maths, geography and science

    01/22/2011 8:26:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 1/22/11 | Jasper Copping
    Children are to be taught about homosexuality in maths, geography and science lessons as part of a Government-backed drive to "celebrate the gay community". Lesson plans have been drawn up for pupils as young as four, in a scheme funded with a £35,000 grant from an education quango, the Training and Development Agency for Schools. The initiative will be officially launched next month at the start of "LGBT History Month" – an initiative to encourage teaching about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual issues. The lesson plans, spread across the curriculum, will be offered to all schools, which can choose whether...
  • The shooting's true lesson

    01/11/2011 3:16:27 AM PST · by Scanian · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 10, 2011 | DJ JAFFEE
    Now that someone with mental illness has shot one of Washington's own, maybe Congress will start to pay attention to its abysmal failure to provide care for the most seriously mentally-ill Americans. We'll see. Lawmakers took a brief lunge in that direction after mentally-ill John Hinckley shot Ronald Reagan in 1981, and an even smaller step in 1988 when Russel Weston, another mentally-ill man, entered the Capitol and shot two police officers. But most mentally-ill people are not violent -- and Congress seems content with ignoring those who are. I fear legislators will react to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' shooting by...
  • Democrats Digest Lessons of Election

    11/27/2010 5:03:10 AM PST · by fuzzybutt · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Henry Percy
    Our president's analysis of why he received a shellacking at the midterms put the blame squarely on us: He may have failed to communicate how wonderful his programs were, but we were too thick-witted to understand that he was leading us to nirvana. Now the Congressional Democrats are offering their own analyses: Pelosi will lead Democrats "in pulling on the president's shirttails to make sure that he doesn't move from center-right to far-right," said Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., a co-chair of the liberal Progressive Caucus in the House. "We think if he'd done less compromising in the last two years,...
  • The Midterms: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward

    11/04/2010 9:00:38 AM PDT · by Al B. · 25 replies
    NRO ^ | November 4, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    Now that the dust has settled on the 2010 midterm elections, it’s slowly becoming clear just how monumental the results really are. We saw an extreme left-wing agenda suffer a crushing defeat. At the ballot box, voters took Obamacare and the stimulus and wrapped them right around the necks of those same House members and senators who had arrogantly dismissed the concerns voiced in countless town halls and Tea Party rallies up and down the country. Voters sent commonsense conservatives a clear mandate to hold the line against the Obama agenda. Does that mean Republican candidates can look forward with...
  • Howard Dean 3.0: What the Tea Party Can Learn from Democrats in 2010 and Beyond

    10/31/2010 9:42:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/27/10 | Ari Berman
    Dean 3.0: What the Tea Party Can Learn from Democrats in 2010 and BeyondAri Berman Oct 27 2010, 11:54 AM ET "The first rule of change is controversy," famed community organizer Saul Alinsky once said. "You can't get away from it, for the simple reason of, all issues are controversial. Change means movement, movement means friction, friction means heat, and heat means controversy." Alinsky is not the only liberal icon Tea Party Republicans now admire. They've also belatedly fallen in love with Howard Dean, who they generously mocked for the better part of a decade until Democrats picked up six...
  • Lessons from Down Under (How Australia avoided a recession and what we can learn from them)

    10/12/2010 10:37:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/12/2010 | Richard Rahn
    <p>Unlike most of the world, Australia did not have a recession during the last two years. In fact, it has not had a recession in the last 19 years. Its economic growth rate is higher than in the United States, and the unemployment rate there is only 5.1 percent. From the middle 1800s until the early 1900s, Australia enjoyed a higher per-capita income than the United States. It then fell behind, but in the last couple of decades, it has gone through an economic revival. There are positive and negative lessons for the U.S. and the rest of the world from Australia.</p>
  • Lessons In Iconography : The Chi Rho - Christ

    08/03/2010 1:13:37 PM PDT · by bronxville · 18 replies · 10+ views
    The Foundation for Sacred Arts ^ | April 1, 2010 | Rachel Ross
    Lessons In Iconography : The Chi Rho - Christ The Chi Rho may well be one of the most recognized of Christian symbols, and it represents Christ himself. This simple symbol is made up of a superimposed "X" (chi) and a "P" (rho), the first two letters of Christ's name in Greek. Used from the earliest days of Christianity on lamps, liturgical objects, sarcophagi, and in catacomb painting, and still in wide use today, the Chi Rho is linked to the conversion of the Roman empire in the fourth century. In 312 AD, on the eve of his battle against...
  • Lessons

    06/19/2010 9:32:09 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 3 replies · 182+ views
    Jeff Chandler
      Lessons The most enduring memories I have of my father are the lessons he taught me. Dad taught me little things. Like how to tie my shoes when I was four. Or the time when I was around five, and he noticed that when I washed my hands, it was a matter of splashing them with a little cold water, then moving on. He showed me how to adjust the water temperature and scrub thoroughly with soap. Then there was the time when I was about ten when he noticed that I handled money by crunching bills in my...
  • Lessons from Life and Other Potpourri (Personal)

    06/08/2010 9:14:16 PM PDT · by Joya · 189 replies · 78+ views
    Joya's Notebook | June 8, 2010 | Various
    1. Take a 10-30 minute walk everyday. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant. 2. Sit in silence for at least ten minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock if you have to. 3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today. I am thankful for______________' 4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. 5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon,...
  • A Republican Defeat - Lessons from the rout in Pennsylvania 12

    05/19/2010 4:35:30 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 70 replies · 2,121+ views
    Republicans who were already planning their Nancy Pelosi retirement galas for November may want to cancel the caterer. The GOP lost the most important election that was held on Tuesday, and if it fails to learn from the experience the party will lose in the autumn too. The GOP lost the one race in which a seat in Congress was up for grabs, the contest to replace the late Jack Murtha in the 12th House district in southwestern Pennsylvania. John McCain had carried the seat with 49% of the vote in 2008, President Obama's approval rating was well below 40%,...
  • Steele: RNC has learned its lesson

    04/10/2010 7:16:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 888+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-04-10 | Aaron Blake
    NEW ORLEANS -- A more soft-spoken and humble Michael Steele assured his party faithful Saturday that he has learned his lesson from the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) recent troubles. “In life, you realize that you can’t please everyone, but you can certainly make them mad at you the same time, and that’s a lesson well-learned,” Steele said at the outset of his speech to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Steele then offered a quasi-apology for the distractions that have plagued the RNC and led two members of the committee to call for his resignation. “Folks have been mad at us...
  • The Difference Betweeen Teachers and Educators

    03/24/2010 1:46:33 PM PDT · by TChris · 14 replies · 1,207+ views
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    A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the girl's washroom. That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick, they would press their lips to the mirror, leaving dozens of little lip prints. Every night the maintenance man would remove them and the next day the girls would put them back. Finally the Headmistress decided that something had to be done. She called all the girls to the washroom and met them there with the maintenance man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for...
  • Vanity-Open Thread: Something you learned from this debacle.

    03/21/2010 4:02:49 PM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies · 639+ views
    I will start this with: Beltway pundits, especially so-called conservatives, are clueless. They have spent so much time in DC thinking all this stuff is a game that they could not recognize ideologues when it smacked them in the face.
  • Commanders in Afghanistan Adopt Marja’s Lessons

    03/19/2010 4:53:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 214+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 19, 2010 – The Marja operation has served as proof of principle for operations in Afghanistan, and commanders are working to adopt the principles in other areas in the country, a senior military official said here today. The official, speaking on background, said that although much remains to be done, operations in Afghanistan’s Helmand province have proved that the counterinsurgency strategy does work. Still, actions in the region are in the early stages. Clear, hold, build and transfer are the steps in the strategy, the official said, and operations in the region are still in the hold and...
  • McChrystal Details Lessons of Marja Offensive

    03/08/2010 3:55:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 21+ views
    KABUL, March 8, 2010 – The Taliban flag no longer flies over Marja, and the operations in the central region of Helmand province have lessons for the rest of Afghanistan, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in the country said today. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal and Ambassador Mark Sedwill – NATO’s senior civilian representative in Afghanistan – spoke with reporters traveling with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates at International Security Assistance Force headquarters here. The Marja operation is a tactical and operational effort to liberate 75,000 Afghans from Taliban tyranny, the general said. “There was a Taliban flag...