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  • Remembering the Real Ayn Rand

    04/14/2011 5:46:14 AM PDT · by BCrago66 · 62 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/14/11 | DONALD L. LUSKIN
    Tomorrow's release of the movie version of "Atlas Shrugged" is focusing attention on Ayn Rand's 1957 opus and the free-market ideas it espouses. Book sales for "Atlas" have always been brisk—and all the more so in the past few years, as actual events have mirrored Rand's nightmare vision of economic collapse amid massive government expansion. Conservatives are now hailing Rand as a tea party Nostradamus, hence the timing of the movie's premiere on tax day. When Rand created the character of Wesley Mouch, it's as though she was anticipating Barney Frank (D., Mass). Mouch is the economic czar in "Atlas...
  • Rise In Children Born Out of Wedlock Points To A Drop In Family Values ["Damning Figures"]

    04/18/2010 10:10:38 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies · 566+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 18th 2010 | Daniel Martin
    Rise In Children Born Out of Wedlock Points To A Drop In Family Values By DANIEL MARTIN 18th April 2010 In many parts of the country more than two thirds of children are born out of wedlock, according to shocking official figures. The statistics reveal that the number of births to single mothers and unmarried couples is set to exceed 50 per cent across Britain in the next five years. Critics pounced on the figures as evidence of deteriorating family values since the election of Labour, which has scrapped recognition of marriage in the tax system. Out of wedlock: the...
  • Wichita ELCA Congregation Prepares for High-Profile Murder Trial

    01/09/2010 8:18:05 PM PST · by lightman · 11 replies · 533+ views
    ELCA News Service ^ | 8 January AD 2010 | John Brooks
    Wichita ELCA Congregation Prepares for High-Profile Murder Trial 10-003-JB CHICAGO (ELCA) -- The congregation of Reformation Lutheran Church, Wichita, Kan., is preparing for next week's start of jury selection in the murder trial of a man accused of fatally shooting one its members, Dr. George Tiller. Tiller was serving as an usher when he was killed inside the church building on May 31, 2009, just as worship services were to begin. Tiller, a controversial figure, was one of a few physicians in the United States who performed late-term abortions. He was often targeted by anti-abortion protests. Scott Roeder, 51, Kansas...
  • President Washington Proclaims America’s Duty to ‘Obey’ God and ‘Be Grateful for His Benefits’

    11/27/2008 9:51:53 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 15 replies · 631+ views
    CNSNews ^ | November 27, 2008
    In September 1789, Congress asked President George Washington to “recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a Constitution of government for their safety and happiness.” Washington complied, and in early October sent a proclamation to the governors of the states. The proclamation asked the governors to make Thursday, November 26 a day of Thanksgiving, saying it “is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty...
  • The Bachelor Life Includes a Family

    09/07/2008 12:05:56 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies · 255+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 5, 2008 | Mireya Navarro
    Like the women two decades ago who decided to become mothers on their own — sparking a redefinition of family, not to mention a culture war — single men, gay and straight, hear the ticking biological clock. And they are moving beyond looking for Ms. or Mr. Right. Now, with fertility technology or adoption, the men are becoming single fathers. Last month, the singer Ricky Martin, 36, became the father of twins by surrogacy. Mr. Martin intends to be the sole parent, his publicist, John Reilly, said. Statistics on single fathers by choice are few, but there are indications that...
  • Absolutes, Moral Clarity, And The Great Political Divide (A Michael Medved Liberalism Primer Alert)

    08/19/2008 9:35:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 325+ views ^ | 8/20/2008 | Michael Medved
    Why do conservatives and liberals respond so differently to the current war in Georgia? The answer to that question exposes the great political divide separating left and right, Democrats and Republicans, in today’s America. The stark contrast between Barack Obama and John McCain at this weekend’s televised Civil Forum at California’s Saddleback Church further underlined the vast gulf in worldviews when it comes to injecting moral standards or arguments into politics. Conservatives approach every challenge with a determination to approach the question (as far as possible)as a choice between right and wrong, good and evil. Liberals, on the other hand,...
  • Disposing of the Disabled

    03/30/2008 12:20:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies · 620+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 3/30/08 | Ken Connor
    Most parents receive the news that they are "expecting" with joy and excitement. For some, however, the good news turns sour when they learn that their unborn or newly born child has Down syndrome or is afflicted with some other disability like cystic fibrosis. What parents are told about their child's future and how they are told it often influences whether that child is born at all. That's why Senators Sam Brownback and Ted Kennedy have co-sponsored the "Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act". The act (S. 1810) mandates that health care providers provide the mother of an unborn...
  • Lecture series discusses history of disabilities in relation to genocide

    11/03/2007 1:13:04 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 100+ views
    Daily Texan ^ | 10/31/07 | Larry Dechant
    The ongoing Medical Ethics and Holocaust lecture series hosted a teleconference discussion in the Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences building Tuesday to discuss the history of genocide and people with disabilities. The lecture was broadcast live on the Internet from the Holocaust Museum of Houston and included panelists from the University of Houston, the Baylor College of Medicine and Independent Living Research Utilization, a disabilities research and consultation firm . Bill Monroe, an English professor and dean at the University of Houston, discussed the idea of perfection through literature, citing examples from a 1960s comic book. "Eugenics, euthanasia and extermination...
  • Seattle-Area Pedophile Has 'How-to' Web Site for Men Seeking Little Girl Activities

    03/30/2007 10:21:27 AM PDT · by blackbeardsghost · 65 replies · 572+ views
    Fox ^ | 3-30-07 | Robert Shaffer and Dan Springer
    It makes me happy simply. Like I said, I think girls are cute, beautiful, just children in general make me happy ... being around lots of them. ... I'm doing what anyone else would do with a hobby. If someone's into birds they're taking pictures of birds. I'm convinced that none of these images are illegal." McClellan wants to bring pedophiles out of the closet and give them a way to get some relief, by going out and being around little girls. He suggests a number of places, such as plays at elementary schools, parks, swimming pools and libraries.