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  • A Ferraro flashback ("if Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn't be in the race.")

    03/12/2008 4:48:48 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 22 replies · 783+ views
    Politico ^ | Mar.12 ,2008 | Ben Smith
    "If Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn't be in the race," she said. Really. The cite is an April 15, 1988 Washington Post story (byline: Howard Kurtz), available only on Nexis. Here's the full context: Placid of demeanor but pointed in his rhetoric, Jackson struck out repeatedly today against those who suggest his race has been an asset in the campaign. President Reagan suggested Tuesday that people don't ask Jackson tough questions because of his race. And former representative Geraldine A. Ferraro (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that because of his "radical" views, "if Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn't...
  • Introducing the Barack Obama Magic 8-Ball

    02/29/2008 12:16:51 PM PST · by mukraker · 1 replies · 225+ views
    KTLK News Talk ^ | anonymous
    It's the Barack Obama Magic 8-Ball! Obama knows all! Obama tells all! Just ponder any concern, then click the magic 8-Ball for Barack Obama's response. From your friends at News Talk 100.3 KTLK Minneapolis.
  • Clinton Says Electing Her President Will Guarantee Lower Fuel Prices

    12/31/2007 9:24:29 AM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies · 231+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 30 Dec 2007 | John Semmens
    Presidential candidate, Senator Mrs. Bill Clinton (D-N.Y.), told a crowd of New Hampshire Democratic voters that all they need to do in order to ensure lower fuel prices is elect her president next November. “My ‘two-pronged plan’ to lower fuel prices will mean lower heating bills and driving costs,” the New York senator promised. The “supply side prong” calls for comprehensive price-controls. “Under my administration, oil profiteering will come to an end,” Clinton said. “Corporate greed feeding off of human need will be stopped. If we have to seize control of fuel producers to accomplish this—well, they’ve been warned.” The...
  • Attackers Sever Holy Man's 'Magic Leg' in India

    12/14/2007 9:52:49 AM PST · by squireofgothos · 53 replies · 125+ views
    Yanadi Kondaiah, who claimed that those who touched his leg would be cured of illness or have wishes granted, was hospitalized in serious condition after the attack Tuesday, said R. Ravindranath Reddy, a senior police officer. "We are looking for the miscreants as well as the leg," Reddy told The Associated Press by telephone from the Chittoor district, a remote area 340 miles south of Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh state. "This seems to be a case of superstition. The two people might have taken away the leg hoping to benefit from its magical powers," said Pendakanti Dastgiri, the...
  • Man levitates outside the White House

    10/26/2007 1:05:06 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 23 replies · 333+ views ^ | October 23, 2007 | By staff writers
    DUTCH magician Ramana has been doing his best to freak out American people by levitating in Times Square and in front of the White House. The illusionist, real name Wouter Bijdendijk, hovered several feet above the pavement with apparent ease. His only "prop" was a stick that he held with his left hand.
  • Bill Malone - Sam the Bellhop (FAMOUS AMAZING CARD TRICK!)

    10/24/2007 3:47:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies · 347+ views
    Click the link. Watch and listen. :)
  • Illusionist Copperfield investigated in federal case out of Seattle

    10/19/2007 5:11:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies · 66+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 10/18/07 | Levi Pulkkinen
    Federal authorities in Seattle apparently are involved in an investigation of magician David Copperfield, and a source with knowledge of the investigation told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the case involves "possible sexual misconduct by the illusionist." P-I reporter Levi Pulkkinen inquired Thursday night with the newspaper and called local authorities here for comment. Robbie Burroughs, spokeswoman for the FBI's Seattle office, declined to discuss any aspects of the case on the grounds that the investigation is pending. She did say that the case originated in Seattle, Pulkkinen reports. According to the Las Vegas newspaper, Copperfield's accuser said the misconduct occurred...
  • David Copperfield -- Investigated by FBI ($2m in cash, computer hard drive seized)

    10/18/2007 7:47:14 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 49 replies · 142+ views
    TMZ ^ | October 18, 2007 | TMZ Staff
    David Copperfield -- Investigated by FBI Posted Oct 18th 2007 7:52PM by TMZ Staff Filed under: Celebrity Justice Magician David Copperfield is being investigated by the FBI. Authorities won't comment about the investigation, but did confirm that agents raided Copperfield's personal belongings Wednesday night. We're told agents searched a warehouse in Las Vegas where Copperfield stores items for his show. The raid reportedly stems from an ongoing case in Seattle. TMZ spoke to an FBI spokesperson who refused to comment, saying only that there was an ongoing investigation. Eyewitness News in Vegas is reporting that 12 agents "stormed the warehouse,"...
  • High Energy Gamma Rays Go Slower Than the Speed of Light?

    10/04/2007 9:33:31 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 12 replies · 1,172+ views
    Universe Today ^ | October 3rd, 2007 | Fraser Cain
    The speed of light is the speed of light, and that's that. Right? Well, maybe not. Try and figure this out. Astronomers studying radiation coming from a distant galaxy found that the high energy gamma rays arrived a few minutes after the lower-energy photons, even though they were emitted at the same time. If true, this result would overturn Einstein's theory of relativity, which says that all photons should move at the speed of light. Uh oh Einstein. The discovery was made using the new MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov) telescope, located on a mountain top on the Canary...
  • Harry Potter: The Archetype of an Abortion Survivor

    09/07/2007 8:16:04 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 40 replies · 850+ views
    Originally published in Catholic Insight December 2003 ^ | September 5, 2007 | Marie Peeters-Ney, MD and Philip G. Ney, M.D., M.A., FRCP(C), FRANZCP, RPsych
    Harry Potter: The Archetype of an Abortion Survivor By Marie Peeters-Ney, MD and Philip G. Ney, M.D., M.A., FRCP(C), FRANZCP, RPsychOriginally published in Catholic Insight December 2003Republished with permission and encouragement of authors One could speak about a worldwide "Harry Potter phenomenon," appearing soon after the Pokemon craze. The object of this discussion is to reflect on the possible reasons for the remarkable popularity of Harry Potter. Can the current craze be only due to good marketing skills? Does this book have exceptional literary value? Could the book be an indicator of a deeper cultural trend?  We wish to hypothesize...
  • Harry Potter and "the Death of God" - by Michael D. O'Brien

    08/23/2007 11:02:38 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 96 replies · 2,336+ views ^ | August 20, 2007 | Michael O'Brien
    Harry Potter and "the Death of God" - by Michael D. O'Brien Special to Editor's Note:, the news service which first put online the letter signed by Cardinal Ratzinger - now Pope Benedict XVI - against the Harry Potter books, is proud to present Michael O'Brien's latest essay on the Potter series.  The author, North America's foremost Potter critic, has written many articles that analyze in detail the Harry Potter novels. Here he reflects on the significance of the series as a whole. Well, July 21st has come and gone and the world is muggling onward. The date,...
  • A Brief Catechism of the Catholic Church - Lesson 34: The First Commandment

    08/16/2007 4:41:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 972+ views
    OLRL ^ | Fr. William J. Cogan
    Lesson 34: The First Commandment "Come let us praise the Lord with joy:  let us joyfully sing to God our savior.  Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; and make a joyful noise to Him with psalms.  For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.  For in His hand are all the ends of the earth:  and the heights of the mountains are His.  For the sea is His, and He made it:  and His hands formed the dry land.  Come let us adore and fall down:  and weep before the Lord that...
  • Family planning doctor 'prescribed exorcism' for bewildered patient

    07/10/2007 12:15:02 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 16 replies · 721+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2007
    A Westminster family planning doctor prescribed an exorcism to a patient seeking contraceptive advice, a medical tribunal has heard. Dr Joyce Pratt, 44, is said to have told the woman she was possessed by an evil spirit and had "something moving inside her". The patient - known as Mrs K for the hearing - mentioned she was experiencing pain and bleeding during an appointment for a routine contraceptive injection, the General Medical Council heard. During the "bizarre" consultation at Westside Contraceptive Services in Westminster, Dr Pratt told Mrs K she would use her "black magic powers" to help her, the...
  • Muslim World League Calls to Remove TV Magic Shows; ARABSAT Agrees

    06/18/2007 9:53:56 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 735+ views
    The MidEast News Source ^ | Monday, June 18, 2007 | The Media Line Staff
    MUSLIM WORLD LEAGUE CALLS TO REMOVE TV MAGIC SHOWS; ARABSAT AGREES ARABSAT, one of the Arab world's leading satellite operators, has caved in to pressure exerted by the Muslim World League to remove television channels broadcasting magic shows, the London-based daily A-Sharq Al-Awsat reported. “We will take the necessary steps to remove these channels off the air in the next two weeks unless they cease to broadcast these programs,” said Khalid Bin Ahmad Balkhayour, acting president of ARABSAT, an organization founded in 1976 by the 22 member states of the Arab League. ARABSAT has already begun the legal proceedings to...
  • Vegas run by gays and Jews, says magician

    05/11/2007 8:35:33 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 97 replies · 2,793+ views ^ | 05/11/2007 | Paul O'Mahony
    Swedish magician Joe Labero has provoked a strong reaction with suggestions that Las Vegas is controlled by "Jewish business syndicates, American dollar millionaires and homosexual booking agents". The magic master's comments were made in an interview with rail company SJ's on-board magazine Kupé. As a prelude to his controversial thesis, Labero explained that he has long been close to getting his own show in Las Vegas. "But at the end of the day it seems to be impossible - unless you are a homosexual, a Jew or an American. "I don't mean to sound prejudiced of course, I'm just cynical....
  • Obama Overstates Kansas Tornado Deaths [Says 10,000 Died]

    05/08/2007 8:23:35 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 174 replies · 4,207+ views
    AP ^ | May 8, 2007 | BOB LEWIS
    Barack Obama, caught up in the fervor of a campaign speech Tuesday, drastically overstated the Kansas tornadoes death toll, saying 10,000 had died. The death toll was 12. "In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died—an entire town destroyed," the Democratic presidential candidate said in a speech to 500 people packed into a sweltering Richmond art studio for a fundraiser. Obama mentioned the disaster in Greensburg, Kan., in saying he had been told by the office of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that the state's National Guard had been depleted by its...
  • Indian couple burnt [burnt to death ] for 'black magic'

    05/03/2007 1:53:08 PM PDT · by bedolido · 10 replies · 335+ views ^ | 5-3-2007 | staff writer
    AN elderly Indian husband and wife were burnt to death after villagers accused them of practising black magic, tied them together on a pyre and set them on fire. “The aged couple died screaming for help,” police superintendent P V KuMarch said. Sayanna, 70, and his 61-year-old wife, Pochamma, were set ablaze after being doused with kerosene. Both were farm labourers near the southern city of Hyderabad who also practised traditional medicine. Police have arrested six villagers for the incident.
  • China's Purple Army Made For Magic

    04/12/2007 3:01:13 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 613+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 4-10-2007 | Jennifer Viegas
    China's Purple Army Made for Magic Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News April 10, 2007 — China's terracotta army, a mysterious collection of 8,000 life-size figures of warriors and horses found "ready for battle" in a 2017-year-old tomb, was painted in many colors, most distinctively bright purple. New research on the purple paint suggests it was due to Taoist experiments in creating fake jade, which was thought to bestow immortality. The discovery explains why the otherwise fierce army sports a springtime shade. It also suggests a religious link with the army and reveals how inventive China's early chemists were, even when they...
  • Bill the Magician and his lovely assistant Hillary (CAPTION THAT PIC!)

    01/31/2007 12:16:50 PM PST · by Registered · 58 replies · 2,808+ views ^ | 01.31.07 | Registered
  • Voodoo practitioner tries to jinx Bush

    11/16/2006 7:59:24 AM PST · by Redcitizen · 38 replies · 822+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-16-2006 | Author unknown
    BOGOR, Indonesia - A renowned black magic practitioner performed a voodoo ritual Thursday to jinx President George W. Bush and his entourage while he was on a brief visit to Indonesia.