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  • Scarlett Johansson's New Movie Is Based on One of the Biggest Scientific Myths of All Time (Lucy)

    08/03/2014 10:42:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    RealClearScience ^ | July 22, 2014 | Ross Pomeroy
    The reviews aren't yet in for Scarlett Johansson's new movie Lucy, but a single viewing of the trailer is enough to give the film a resounding "two thumbs down" on science... The idea that humans only use 10% of their brains is a complete, utter, and total myth. Lucy is entirely premised on neuroscientific BS...
  • Dog Helps Save Owner Who Was Hit By Car In Dorchester

    12/12/2013 6:02:25 AM PST · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 12/11/13
    A dog helped save her owner who was badly injured in a car crash just days before Thanksgiving. John Miles was walking his dog Lucy on Neponset Street in Dorchester, as he does every day, when both of them were hit by a car. Lucy saved her owner after they were hit by a car in Dorchester. (WBZ-TV photo) Lucy saved her owner after they were hit by a car in Dorchester. (WBZ-TV photo) John blacked out and doesn’t remember what happened. Lucy, a husky-beagle mix, who was also injured, limped to a nearby dentist’s office and barked until help...
  • Pope consecrates world to immaculate heart of Mary

    10/13/2013 6:13:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 102 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 10/13/2013
    The Pope celebrated mass in St Peter’s square this morning in honour of the Marian Day, an event organised as part of the Year of Faith on the anniversary of the final apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima (13th of October 1917). Please find below the full text of Pope Francis’ homily in English translation. In the Psalm we said: “Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things” (Ps 98:1). Today we consider one of the marvelous things which the Lord has done: Mary! A lowly and weak creature like ourselves, she was...
  • (Hawaiian) Document Expert Could Topple Obama Administration

    07/20/2013 12:54:48 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 77 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 20, 2013 | Kris Zane
    There have been many lawsuits challenging Barack Obama’s eligibility to be President—most based on the fact that Obama is not a natural born citizen, his father being a Kenyan. Other lawsuits challenge the validity of Obama’s PDF long-form birth certificate, riddled with strange anomalies like multiple layers and eight different fonts. The lawsuits have all crashed and burned in flames for two reasons: 1. The court hearing the lawsuits have treated the cases as a joke instead of a valid question of Constitutional requirements. And 2. The plaintiffs haven’t had Reed Hayes on their side. Reed Hayes is a forensic...
  • OBAMA BIRTH-CERTIFICATE DOUBTS HEAD TO CAPITOL

    06/14/2013 5:20:25 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 92 replies
    wnd ^ | 06/03/2013
    Audible gasps, shock, outrage and support for a congressional investigation were the responses by law-enforcement officers, elected officials and attorneys to a presentation by Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse of evidence that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is fraudulent. Arpaio’s lead investigator, Mike Zullo, made a public presentation Saturday at the annual convention of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association in St. Charles, Mo., then held a closed-door session for police officers, elected officials and others. “Sheriff Arpaio wants this in Congress. That’s where we intend to take it,” Zullo said in an interview with Carl Gallups of PPSimmons...
  • BREAKING! Mike Zullo: NOTHING Can Stop Us Now - exclusive interview (6-1-13)

    06/02/2013 7:57:49 AM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 36 replies
    Great interview with Mike Zullo, part of Sherrif Joes posse convention with other law enforcement across the country. If posted already....OOPS, sorry. I admit I didn't look for it. Just heard it and HAD to post. And if it was already posted, I didn't see it, as I'm sure many FReepers didn't.
  • Sheriff Arpaio's Obama Investigator (Lt. Mike Zullo): New Obama Revelations In Two Weeks

    05/20/2013 1:13:14 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 258 replies
    Lt. Mike Zullo ^ | 5-20-2013
    "In two weeks the naysayers will find out just how wrong they have been" - Mike Zullo
  • Early Human 'Lucy' Swung from the Trees

    10/29/2012 2:12:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    LiveScience ^ | Thursday, October 25, 2012 | Charles Choi
    Despite the ability to walk upright, early relatives of humanity represented by the famed "Lucy" fossil likely spent much of their time in trees, remaining very active climbers, researchers say. Humans are unique among living primates in that walking bipedally -- on two feet -- is humans' chief mode of locomotion. This upright posture freed their hands up for using tools, one of the key factors behind humans' domination of the planet. Among the earliest known relatives of humanity definitely known to walk upright was Australopithecus afarensis, the species including the famed 3.2-million-year-old "Lucy." Australopithecines are the leading candidates for...
  • Hallmark Channel marathon marks Lucille Ball's 100th birthday

    08/04/2011 2:57:15 AM PDT · by iowamark · 46 replies
    News and Observer ^ | 08/03/2011 | Brooke Cain
    You won't need a buzz off your Vitameatavegamin elixir to appreciate this: The Hallmark Channel is celebrating what would have been Lucille Ball's 100th birthday with a 48-hour marathon of classic "I Love Lucy" episodes. Hallmark, the exclusive cable home of the show, will air 96 total episodes beginning on Saturday, Lucille Ball's actual birthday. The episodes begin Saturday morning at 6 a.m. and end Monday morning at 6 a.m., with 48 unique episodes airing each day. No reruns! It's hard to understate the significance of Lucille Ball as a TV star and iconic American celebrity. Not only was Lucy...
  • Fossil find puts 'Lucy' story on firm footing

    02/11/2011 1:44:54 AM PST · by Natufian · 45 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 February 2011 | Jonathan Amos
    New fossil evidence seems to confirm that a key ancestor of ours could walk upright consistently - one of the major advances in human evolution. The evidence comes in the form of a 3.2 million-year-old bone that was found at Hadar, Ethiopia. Its shape indicates the diminutive, human-like species Australopithecus afarensis had arches in its feet. Arched feet, the discovery team tells the journal Science, are critical for walking the way modern humans do.
  • Scientists Back Off of Ardi Claims (Evos give climate-hoaxers a run for their money...LOL!)

    12/04/2009 8:07:39 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 665 replies · 7,523+ views
    ICR News ^ | December 4, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    In May 2009, a remarkably well-preserved extinct primate, nicknamed “Ida,” was hailed as one of the most important fossil finds ever. It had features that some interpreted as a link between two primate body forms. At the time, ICR News suggested that its evolutionary significance was far overblown, predicting that the scientific consensus would offer retractions. Those retractions came three months later, confirming that the fossil―called Darwinius―was really just an extinct lemur variety...
  • Ancient 'Lucy' Species Ate A Different Diet Than Previously Thought

    10/23/2009 9:30:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 573+ views
    PhysOrg.com ^ | October 22nd, 2009 | University of Arkansas
    Research examining microscopic marks on the teeth of the "Lucy" species Australopithecus afarensis suggests that the ancient hominid ate a different diet than the tooth enamel, size and shape suggest, say a University of Arkansas researcher and his colleagues. Peter Ungar, professor of anthropology, will present their findings on Oct. 20 during a presentation at the Royal Society... "The Lucy species is among the first hominids to show thickened enamel and flattened teeth," an indication that hard, or abrasive foods such as nuts, seeds and tubers, might be on the menu, Ungar said. However, the microwear texture analysis indicates that...
  • News to Note, October 3, 2009 (with a special report on “Ardi”, the latest icon of evolution)

    10/03/2009 9:20:40 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies · 923+ views
    AiG ^ | October 3, 2009
    1. Meet “Ardi”Evolutionists aren’t yet sure if they should call it a human ancestor, but one thing they do know is that “Ardi” does away with the idea of a “missing link.”Although first discovered in the early 1990s, the bones of Ardipithecus ramidus are only now being nominated for evolutionists’ fossil hall of fame—via a slew of papers in a special issue of the journal Science. In it, Ardi’s researchers describe the bones and make the case that Ardi is even more important in the history of human evolution than Lucy. Despite claims of its evolutionary significance, one of the...
  • Before Lucy came Ardi, new earliest hominid found (4.4 million years old)

    10/01/2009 9:29:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,817+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/1/09 | Randolph E. Schmid - ap
    WASHINGTON – The story of humankind is reaching back another million years as scientists learn more about "Ardi," a hominid who lived 4.4 million years ago in what is now Ethiopia. The 110-pound, 4-foot female roamed forests a million years before the famous Lucy, long studied as the earliest skeleton of a human ancestor. This older skeleton reverses the common wisdom of human evolution, said anthropologist C. Owen Lovejoy of Kent State University. Rather than humans evolving from an ancient chimp-like creature, the new find provides evidence that chimps and humans evolved from some long-ago common ancestor — but each...
  • No more examinations for Lucy the elephant, city says

    09/19/2009 5:20:31 AM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies · 629+ views
    CBC News ^ | September 18, 2009
    Officials at the Edmonton Valley Zoo will not bring in more veterinarians to examine Lucy, their Asian elephant, retired game show host and animal activist Bob Barker was told Thursday afternoon. "The meeting went badly," Barker told reporters after speaking privately with city and zoo officials. "The zoo is absolutely implacable. They won't consider even saying that when Lucy is feeling well that we can take her to the sanctuary." At a news conference earlier in the day, Barker called for the zoo to bring in more experts to look at Lucy to determine if she can be moved to...
  • Creationism and Creation - still on the move: Treasure trove of NEW SPECIES discovered

    06/17/2009 11:50:08 AM PDT · by rface · 17 replies · 1,505+ views
    MONGABAY ^ | June 16, 2009 | Jeremy Hance
    Near the once-contentious border of Ecuador and Peru in the mountainous forests of the Cordillera del Condor, scientists from Conservation International (CI) conducted a Rapid Assessment Program (RAP), uncovering what they believe are several new species, including four amphibians, one lizard, and seven insects. “The species that we discovered on this expedition are fascinating ......... [ snip ] tiny frog white-faced gnome katydid a new beautiful poison arrow frog a new lizard a new salamander a "glass" or "crystal" frog [ snip ] Scientists documented 18,516 previously unknown species in 2007 In a survey of the island-nation of Madagascar they...
  • Real 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' gravely ill

    06/12/2009 12:34:36 PM PDT · by john in springfield · 10 replies · 1,117+ views
    MSN/AP ^ | June 12, 2009 | AP
    Real 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' gravely ill June 12, 2009, 9:22 AM EST LONDON (AP) -- They were childhood chums. Then they drifted apart, lost touch completely, and only renewed their friendship decades later, when illness struck. Not so unusual, really. Except she is Lucy Vodden — the girl who was the inspiration for the Beatles' 1967 psychedelic classic "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" — and he is Julian Lennon, the musician son of John Lennon. They are linked together by something that happened more than 40 years ago when Julian brought home a drawing from school...
  • Evolution can occur in less than 10 years

    06/11/2009 11:19:01 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 69 replies · 1,536+ views
    Guppies are small fresh-water fish that biologists have studied for long. UC Riverside-led study shows wild Trinidadian guppies adapted in less than 30 generations to a new environment RIVERSIDE, Calif. – How fast can evolution take place? In just a few years, according to a new study on guppies led by UC Riverside's Swanne Gordon, a graduate student in biology. Gordon and her colleagues studied guppies — small fresh-water fish biologists have studied for long — from the Yarra River, Trinidad. They introduced the guppies into the nearby Damier River, in a section above a barrier waterfall that excluded all...
  • No more love for Lucy? (33 years of evolutionary propoganda up in smoke)

    03/11/2009 11:40:00 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 308 replies · 4,509+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Ryan Jaroncyk
    No more love for Lucy? Ryan Jaroncyk For over the last 30 years, the supposedly 3 . 2 Ma old Australopithecus afarensis specimen known as ‘Lucy’ has been boldly proclaimed as the ancestor of all humanity in magazines, television shows, books, newspapers and museums. However, Tel Aviv University anthropologists have published a study casting serious doubt on Lucy’s role as mankind’s ape ancestor.1 Based on a comparative analysis of jaw bones in living and extinct primates, researchers concluded that Lucy and members of her kind should be ‘placed as the beginning of the branch that evolved in parallel to ours.’...
  • Expanding the Black History Conversation to Include Adam, Eve & Jesus

    02/18/2008 8:45:56 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 7 replies · 154+ views
    NewsBlaze ^ | 2/18/2008 | Judyth Piazza
    When the phrase 'Black History' is mentioned, names that immediately come to mind for most are Dr. King, Rosa Parks or Malcolm X. It's been argued Black History continues to be made daily in 2008 given the ever growing possibility that Barack Obama could become the Democratic nominee and perhaps President of the United States. But are Americans too narrowly focusing the roles blacks played in history to just the 19th and 20th centuries? National Geographic recently expanded the conversation in their February 2008 issue highlighting the reign of the Black Pharaohs in Ancient Egypt. "Just as it should be...
  • Archaeologist Explains Link Between Bones Found In Ethiopia, Texas

    12/22/2007 10:24:43 AM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 253+ views
    Statesman ^ | 12-22-2007 | Pamela LeBlanc
    Archeologist explains link between bones found in Ethiopia, Texas Lucy's bones on display at Houston museum By Pamela LeBlancAMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFFSaturday, December 22, 2007 One roamed the forests of East Africa 3.2 million years ago. The other lived in Central Texas more than 9,500 years ago. What's the connection between two skeletons found a world apart? That was the question on a recent visit to Houston, where the famous older skeleton is on display. Though not complete, Lucy does have enough pieces, especially skull bones, for scientists to predict her measurements. This model at the Houston Museum of Natural Science shows...
  • Famous fossil Lucy leaves Ethiopia (on a U.S. tour)

    08/06/2007 7:10:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 3,296+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/07 | Anita Powell - ap
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - After 3.2 million years in East Africa, one of the world's most famous set of fossils was quietly flown out of Ethiopia overnight for a U.S. tour that some experts say is a dangerous gamble with an irreplaceable relic. Although the fossil known as Lucy had been expected to leave the Ethiopian Natural History Museum this month, some in the nation's capital were surprised the departure took place under cover of darkness with no fanfare Sunday. "This is a national treasure," said Kine Arega, a 29-year-old attorney in Addis Ababa. "How come the public has no...
  • Ancient Jawbone Could Shake Up Fossil Record [ Australopithecus anamensis ]

    07/17/2007 9:32:39 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 48 replies · 701+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | Friday the 13th, July 2007 | Nick Wadhams
    Jawbones from an early human ancestor, found recently in northeast Ethiopia, could shine light on a murky period of human evolution, paleontologists say. The bones were found in the fossil-rich Afar region, just 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of the spot where the famed skeleton of "Lucy" -- early human ancestor who lived 3.2 million years ago -- was unearthed in 1974... The new bones are believed to date from 3.8 million to 3.5 million years ago. Though more research needs to be done, the group says the bones could bridge the gap between two known human ancestor species. Australopithecus...
  • Parents condemn drug culture at top private school after beautiful ...(Harrow murder)

    07/13/2007 9:43:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 1,357+ views
    thisislondon ^ | 07/12/07
    'Hugely talented': Lucy Braham pictured at work in her studio when she was still at school The father of a fashion designer hacked to death by her drug-crazed neighbour has condemned Oxford University and Harrow School for failing to tackle his addiction. Old Harrovian William Jaggs, 23, stripped and then stabbed 25-year-old Lucy Braham 66 times at her home after she rejected his gift of a kitten. The two were the children of masters at the public school and had known each other for over 20 years. An Old Bailey judge accepted Jaggs's plea of guilty to manslaughter on...
  • Israeli researchers: 'Lucy' is not direct ancestor of humans

    04/16/2007 8:51:39 AM PDT · by bedolido · 47 replies · 1,775+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 4-16-2007 | JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
    Tel Aviv University anthropologists say they have disproven the theory that "Lucy" - the world-famous 3.2-million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis skeleton found in Ethiopia 33 years ago - is the last ancestor common to humans and another branch of the great apes family known as the "Robust hominids." The jaw bone of Lucy and the jaw bone of Australopithecus afarensis.
  • “The Fourth Secret of Fatima”

    12/15/2006 8:27:49 PM PST · by Dajjal · 77 replies · 1,699+ views
    Catholic Family News ^ | January, 2007 | John Vennari
    “The Fourth Secret of Fatima”Mainstream Italian Author Argues Third Secret of Fatima Not Entirely RevealedSecretary of Pope John XXIII Admits There Are Two Textsby John Vennari               On November 22, 2006, Antonio Socci’s Il Quarto Segreto di Fatima (The Fourth Secret of Fatima), hit bookstores in Italy. The author, after much investigation, comes to the conclusion that the Vatican has not formally released the entire Third Secret.              The importance of this book cannot be overemphasized. Mr. Socci is a famous, mainstream Italian author and TV anchor man, not associated with any “traditionalist” group. In fact, he began the project firmly believing...
  • 'Lucy' Hominid Skeleton to Tour American Museums

    12/08/2006 1:55:20 PM PST · by scottdeus12 · 58 replies · 1,331+ views
    Foxnews ^ | October 25, 2006 | Associated Press
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — One of the world's most famous fossils — the 3.2 million-year-old Lucy skeleton unearthed in Ethiopia in 1974 — is to travel to the United States, going on display abroad for the first time, officials said Tuesday. Even the Ethiopian public has seen Lucy only twice — the Lucy exhibition at the Ethiopian Natural History Museum in the capital, Addis Ababa, is a replica; the real remains are usually locked in a vault.
  • Lucy's U.S. Tour: Ape-like female who died 3.2 million years ago may be coming

    11/25/2006 12:47:20 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies · 607+ views
    Evansville Courier ^ | Saturday, November 25, 2006 | unattributed
    A deal between the Ethiopian Natural History Museum and the Houston Museum of Natural Science would bring Lucy, accompanied by 190 other fossils and relics, to the United States next September for a six-year tour. She would stay in Houston until August 2008, and then on to six or more other cities. Some scientists oppose the trip, arguing that Lucy's remains are irreplaceable and too fragile to be moved. They say that her remains would be better saved for scientific study rather than put on display as a tourist attraction. But, as has been noted, other fragile and priceless artifacts...
  • Lucy's ancient bones to tour US

    10/25/2006 7:01:56 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 23 replies · 1,059+ views
    BBC ^ | 25 October 2006 | Unattributed
    The skeleton of the fossilised, 3.2 million-year-old human ancestor known as Lucy, will go on display in the US, Ethiopian officials say. After four years of negotiations with the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Texas, Ethiopia agreed to lend the bones for scientific study until 2013. It is hoped Lucy's 11-leg tour will boost tourism and increase Ethiopia's profile as the "home of all humanity". She will leave her country of origin - and the origin of mankind - in June. As well as Lucy, the travelling exhibition will also include about 190 other Ethiopian artefacts including humankind's earliest...
  • 'Lucy's baby' found in Ethiopia

    09/20/2006 10:26:20 AM PDT · by aculeus · 141 replies · 14,581+ views
    BBC News on line ^ | September 20, 2006 | Unsigned
    The 3.3-million-year-old fossilised remains of a human-like child have been unearthed in Ethiopia's Dikika region. The female bones are from the species Australopithecus afarensis , which is popularly known from the adult skeleton nicknamed "Lucy". Scientists are thrilled with the find, reported in the journal Nature. They believe the near-complete remains offer a remarkable opportunity to study growth and development in an important extinct human ancestor. The skeleton was first identified in 2000, locked inside a block of sandstone. It has taken five years of painstaking work to free the bones. "The Dikika fossil is now revealing many secrets about...
  • Anthropologist challenges species identification of ancient child skeleton found in Ethiopia

    10/03/2006 7:23:31 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 9 replies · 604+ views
    EurekAlert! News ^ | October 2, 2006 | Staff
    Pitt's Jeffrey Schwartz, who with colleague Ian Tattersall compiled the entire human fossil record, says specimen is not from Ethiopia and classification is premature According to University of Pittsburgh anthropology professor Jeffrey Schwartz, author of the four-volume The Human Fossil Record (Wiley-Liss, 2002-05), "the discovery of any largely complete skeleton of an ancient human relative would be unique. The fact that it is a child makes it even more exciting because of what its bones and teeth might reveal that an adult's cannot." However, Schwartz said, there are questions about the species this specimen represents. He explained that the problem...
  • New show helps couples find sexiness

    09/26/2006 2:31:30 PM PDT · by Millee · 16 replies · 391+ views
    UPI ^ | 9/26/06 | Staff
    Britain's new ITV1 show "Trinny and Susannah Undress" has the show's hosts making over a couple's marriage by decking them out with sex toys. The pair, who formerly starred in the BBC's "What Not to Wear," book a room in a hotel and stock it with everything from leopard-print handcuffs to chocolate body paint, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday. Unlike their old BBC show, the focus of "Trinny and Susannah Undress" is to put sexiness back into couples' marriages by updating their wardrobes. The show also features a risqué segment called Naked Truth, during which the couple has to undress...
  • Lucy: Clearcut Case of Evolutionist Fraud

    06/18/2006 7:59:34 AM PDT · by tomzz · 182 replies · 6,843+ views
    Answers in Genesis ^ | 2003 | Dr. David Menton, Brown Univ.
    This little video was shown at the apologetics group at the McLean Bible Church last week and the effect on viewers was rather striking. Lucy is the 40% more-or-less complete australopithicus skeleton which is commonly presented as a missing link of sorts, and the thought processes behind the manner in which reconstructions of lucy are presented indicates a mindset in which, at every juncture at which reality clashes with ideology, it is reality which simply gets tossed. Lucy's actual remains did not included hands or feet and reconstructions are commonly presented with human or near-human hands and feet despite the...
  • Lucy: walking tall—or wandering in circles? (Creation/evolution - famous fossil isn't proof)

    07/23/2005 8:07:11 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 14 replies · 615+ views
    Answers in Genesis ^ | July 22, 2005 | Carl Wieland
    by Carl Wieland, AiG–Australia Did the famous ‘Lucy’ (Australopithecus afarensis) walk truly upright? That has long been a bone of contention, even among evolutionists. Of course, walking upright would hardly prove that Lucy was an ancestor of humans—but it would add some ‘icing on the cake’ to such a claim. Now a computer model published in the Royal Society’s Interface journal1 is said to support the idea that Lucy did walk upright, judging by the most energy-efficient gait. The model was based on a combination of afarensis skeletal features and the famous footprints in volcanic ash at Laetoli. To help...
  • Faithful Ancestors

    06/17/2005 8:33:25 AM PDT · by blam · 155 replies · 4,058+ views
    Science News Magazine ^ | 6-11-2005 | Bruce Bower
    Faithful AncestorsResearchers debate claims of monogamy for Lucy and her ancient kin Bruce Bower A weird kind of creature strode across the eastern African landscape from around 4 million to 3 million years ago. Known today by the scientific label Australopithecus afarensis, these ancient ancestors of people may have taken the battle of the sexes in a strange direction, for primates at any rate. True, no one can re-create with certainty the court and spark that led to sexual unions between early hominids. Nothing short of a time machine full of scientifically trained paparazzi could manage that trick. All is...
  • Mel Gibson Blasts Oscars, Plans Fatima Movie

    03/07/2005 6:03:45 PM PST · by wagglebee · 94 replies · 5,318+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/7/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Mel Gibson says he cut scenes from his soon-to-be-re-released blockbuster film, "Passion of the Christ," to tone down the violence that earned it an R rating and kept some people from seeing it. Gibson said he received "truckloads of cards and letters” when the original film was released. "What came up again and again was that a lot of people were turned away because of the brutality in the film and were afraid to watch," he told Raymond Arroyo on EWTN’s "World Over Live" Friday night. "So I thought if I softened it up a bit, I could have a...
  • Sister Lucy's Cell Ordered Sealed By The Vatican

    03/04/2005 7:16:29 PM PST · by Dajjal · 4 replies · 462+ views
    Catholic Family News | March, 2005 | Christopher Ferrara
    SISTER LUCY’S CELL ORDERED SEALED BY THE VATICAN by Christopher Ferrara Catholic Family News March 2005 Sister Lucy of Fatima died on February 13, 2005 -- the same day of the month on which the Fatims apparitions occurred each month for six months. (May - October) in 1917, and the same day of the month on which Ali Agca attempted to assassinate the Pope in 1981. The very next day Vito Messori, one of Italy’s top journalists, whose interview of John Paul II became the best-selling book Crossing the threshold of Hope, broke the stunning news in the Italian daily...
  • What Happened at Fatima

    02/26/2005 7:45:45 AM PST · by DBeers · 8 replies · 852+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 7, 2005 | Joseph Bottum
    HERE'S A CURIOUS THOUGHT. Maybe the single most important person in the 20th century's long struggle against communism wasn't Ronald Reagan. Maybe it wasn't Karol Wojtyla or Margaret Thatcher, Lech Walesa or Václav Havel, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn or Mikhail Gorbachev. Maybe it wasn't anyone whose name might leap to a cold warrior's mind--for the most important figure in that long, dark struggle might have been a 10-year-old girl named Lucia dos Santos. You remember her, of course. It was Lucia who went out one day in 1917 with her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Martos to tend the family's sheep--and ended up...
  • LAST OF CHILDREN WHO CLAIMED TO SEE VIRGIN MARY DIES AT 97

    02/14/2005 4:02:09 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 37 replies · 1,708+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 13 Feb 2005 | Editors
    LISBON, PORTUGAL - Sister Lucia Marto, the last of three children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in a series of 1917 apparitions in the town of Fatima, has died, Portuguese media reported. She was 97. Sister Lucia, a Roman Catholic nun, had been ill for the past three months and died Sunday at the Convent of Carmelitas in Coimbra, 120 miles north of Lisbon, TSF radio reported, citing family sources. Lucia and two of her cousins, siblings Jacinta and Francisco, said in 1917 that the Virgin Mary had been appearing to them once a month and predicting...
  • Forebodings about the Death of Sister Lucy

    02/26/2005 6:48:19 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 15 replies · 671+ views
    Tradition in Action | February 2005 | Marian T. Horvat
    HOT TOPICS: Fatima Forebodings about the Death of Sister Lucy Marian T. Horvat The first thing that struck me when I heard that Sister Lucy had died at age 97 on February 13 was: “How sudden and unexpected this news is! It must have been a heart attack, or some other such unforeseen sudden illness.” The last seer died leaving many questions about the Fatima message unresolved. Los Angeles Times, June 27, 2000 But no, it was not. Coimbra Bishop Albino Cleto told Radio Renascença that “she had been weak for several weeks and had not left her cell.”...
  • Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley Front-Runner In Alabama Governor's Race, Says Latest Poll

    02/20/2005 10:02:38 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 46 replies · 2,925+ views
    The Mobile Register ^ | February 20, 2005 | Bill Barrow
    In the survey's hypothetical general election pairings, Baxley drew 39% to Riley's 35%. She led Moore 44% to 38%.
  • Cardinal Bertone Making Contradictions about Fatima, Once Again

    02/17/2005 8:07:46 PM PST · by Dajjal · 115 replies · 1,537+ views
    Catholic Apologetics International ^ | Jan. 19, 2005 | Robert Sungenis
    Cardinal Bertone Making Contradictions about Fatima, Once Again by Robert SungenisWill the disinformation campaign and cover up of Fatima ever cease? Not if that hierarch happens to be Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the long-time newsmaker and Vatican spokesman on Fatima. Needless to say, my inkling is that Bertone didn't get a chance to see Fr. Gruner's new film on Fatima, but perhaps they don't get PAX television over in Rome. In any case, it still amazes me to see the lengths these prelates will go to in order to dismiss Fatima's ominous portents. Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Amos: I know exactly what...
  • Lucy and the Pirates

    02/16/2005 9:47:31 PM PST · by Dajjal · 5 replies · 362+ views
    Lucy and the Piratesby Mark FellowsFew revelations have been as unconvincing as the Vatican's version of the Third Secret of Fatima. Those who thought, or hoped, that the June 2000 unveiling of the CDF's booklet, The Message of Fatima [1] ended matters are probably surprised by the recent tumult over Fatima in the press. There should be no surprise: For over forty years nearly every tactic------silence, intimidation, bad theology, disinformation, and hired liars------have been used to bury the real Message of Fatima. Yet the cork continues to bob to the surface. The terrorist attacks on September 11 triggered a chain...
  • Questions ... Regarding The Third Secret of Fatima

    02/15/2005 9:16:03 PM PST · by Dajjal · 10 replies · 666+ views
    The Fatima Network ^ | unknown | unknown
    Questions For Msgr. Bertone, Cardinal Ratzinger and Other Vatican Officials Regarding The Third Secret of Fatima and the Consecration of Russia Sister Lucy’s Fourth Memoir includes as part of the Fatima Message these words of the Virgin: “In Portugal the dogma of the faith will always be preserved, etc.” The use of “etc.” by Sister Lucy clearly means the Virgin had more to say, perhaps in the Third Secret, many Fatima scholars believed. A. Why does the Vision of the Third Secret published on June 26 contain no further words of Our Lady? B. What happened to the words...
  • Telling Secrets on the Vatican (re: "Third Secret" of Fatima)

    02/15/2005 8:36:21 PM PST · by Dajjal · 22 replies · 1,384+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 2, 2000 | Jon E. Dougherty
    [N.B. click on the Source to get photos and links in the article. --Dajjal] Telling Secrets on the Vatican Controversy Erupts Over Release of Final Fatima Mystery by Jon E. Dougherty WorldNetDaily exclusiveSunday, July 2, 2000 A Catholic priest who says he has seen the original text of the "third secret" of Fatima disputes the official interpretation of the secret released by the Vatican. The Catholic Church says the Virgin Mary passed the secrets of Fatima to three Portuguese children in 1917. (See explanatory sidebar.) The third secret is the final one to be released. [image] A photo, circa 1917,...
  • Alleged Third Secret Handwriting ... (Fatima, Sister Lucia)

    02/15/2005 8:15:43 PM PST · by Dajjal · 3 replies · 468+ views
    These Last Days Ministries ^ | October 14, 2004 (rev.) | Unknown / cites Speckin Forensic Laboratories
    http://www.tldm.org/news/lucys_writing.htm Alleged Third Secret Handwriting Attributed to Sister Lucy Appears to be a Forgery! Speckin Forensic Laboratories, an international forensic firm specializing in forgeries and handwriting (famous for the JonBenet Ramsey case) states, "it is my opinion, based on the documents examined, that the Questioned Document 'Third Secret' can not be identified with the purported known writings of Sister Lucy." (Speckin Report, p. 2) [see website for comparisons between the handwriting of the alleged "Third Secret" and samples of known handwriting of the late Sister Lucia.]
  • Third Secret of Fatima is not fully revealed.

    06/08/2002 5:31:08 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 19 replies · 1,592+ views
    Sister Lucy writes letter to Pope saying his life is in danger and Third Secret of Fatima is not fully revealed...Inside the Vatican News Service October 26, 2001 ROME -- News has just emerged that Sister Lucia dos Santos, the last surviving Fatima visionary, several weeks ago sent Pope John Paul II a letter reportedly warning him that his life is in danger. According to Vatican sources, the letter, claiming that events spoken of in the "Third Secret" of Fatima had not yet occurred, was delivered sometime after September 11 to John Paul by the bishop emeritus of Fatima, Alberto...
  • Mourning for Fatima seer (Portugal declares day of mourning)

    02/14/2005 12:42:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies · 1,953+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 14, 2005
    LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal has declared Tuesday a day of mourning and politicians have cut back election campaigning to mark the death of Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, the last of three children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary at Fatima. Dos Santos, who as a child in 1917 described visions which, decades later, the Catholic Church said foretold the attempt to kill Pope John Paul in 1981, died aged 97 on Sunday at her Carmelite convent in Coimbra, 150 km (95 miles) north of Lisbon. She is to be buried at the convent on Tuesday and her...
  • SISTER LUCIA RIP

    02/13/2005 1:31:30 PM PST · by lindsey_123 · 254 replies · 9,935+ views
    I just heard...Sister Lucia passed away! I can't find anything online yet, however...
  • Last child who claimed to see "Virgin Mary" dies

    02/14/2005 2:03:24 PM PST · by missyme · 27 replies · 1,193+ views
    Religion News ^ | Feb 14th, 2005
    Sister Lucia Marto, the last of three children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in a series of 1917 apparitions in the town of Fatima, has died, Portuguese media reported. She was 97. Sister Lucia, a Roman Catholic nun, had been ill for the past three months and died Sunday at the Convent of Carmelitas in Coimbra, 190 kilometers (120 miles) north of Lisbon, TSF radio reported, citing family sources. Prime Minister Pedro Santana Lopes called Lucia's death "very emotional news." Lucia and two of her cousins, siblings Jacinta and Francisco, said in 1917 that the Virgin Mary...