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  • On a Small Point of Doctrine

    04/17/2015 3:05:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Homiletic and Pastoral Review ^ | April 15, 2015 | Fr. James V. Schall, SJ
    He (Sir Thomas More) gave up life itself, deliberately; he accepted violent death as of a criminal, not even for the Faith as a whole, but on one particular, small point of doctrine—to wit, the supremacy of the See of Peter. (Hilaire Belloc, “The Witness to Abstract Truth”) Saints die for all sorts of reasons and in all sorts of ways. Some are thrown to the lions or crucified; others die in bed. Some affirm the Real Presence, others the Trinity. We sometimes think that it might be nobler to die upholding the truth of the Incarnation than in upholding,...
  • Which Do You Fear More?

    03/06/2015 2:36:52 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 42 replies
    3/6/2015 | MosesKnows
    Which Future Fear do You Fear More? I have encountered articles and discussions suggesting that fearing terrorist is irrational, even bordering on paranoia. The major source of that fear is the notion of a terrorist possessing a nuclear weapon. We cannot ignore the potential of millions beheaded in a moment. I have also encountered articles and discussions suggesting that fearing global warming is irrational, even bordering on paranoia. The major source of that fear is the notion of a rise in sea levels. We cannot ignore the potential of relocating millions of people in the future.
  • Ferguson Lynch Mob Leaders Convene at the White House

    12/02/2014 5:06:33 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 2, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Ferguson Lynch Mob Leaders Convene at the White HousePosted By Matthew Vadum On December 2, 2014 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 10 Comments A week after grand jurors in Ferguson, Mo., did their civic duty and resisted pressure from President Obama on down to lynch an innocent police officer, Al Sharpton and Ferguson riot leaders gathered at the White House yesterday to make plans to further exacerbate the racial tensions they created in order to cripple the economy and attack civil society.These domestic subversives refuse to accept the official finding Nov. 24 that no probable cause existed to charge...
  • Pro-Iran Communist, Plans “Peaceful” Shutdown Of Clayton, Missouri, In Wake Of Grand Jury Decision

    11/19/2014 7:28:20 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Trevor Loudon
    The Governor of the state, Jay Nixon, has declared a state of emergency and plans to mobilize the National Guard in anticipation of an imminent grand jury announcement on the Michael Brown case. Tensions are high in the area, as residents, businesses and police brace themselves for another round of rioting in the mainly black suburb of St. Louis. Their fears are well founded, as seasoned protest organizers are currently training activists to close in on and “shut down” the business district of nearby Clayton on the first business day after the grand jury goes public. Michael McPhearson The key...
  • Radical Ferguson Group Starts Amazon Wedding Registry to Get People to Buy Their Riot Supplies

    11/17/2014 8:58:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 17, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The radical Missouri Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) organization (formerly ACORN) set up a wedding registry on Amazon to get people to buy their rioting supplies. Shipping Address: Shona Clarkson – St. Louis, MO Event Date: August 9, 2016 Couples’ Style: For specific questions about this registry email KeithRose.Ferguson@gmail.com And PLEASE contact KeithRose.Ferguson@gmail.com if you have made a purchase so that we can personally send our thanks and keep you updated on our work. As the (non)indictment announcement approaches, it is so important that we have all of the supplies delivered and ready to be put into use on...
  • A DRAMATIC SURPRISE ON A QUIET SQUARE (VIDEOS)

    07/13/2014 4:04:47 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 11APR2012 | Turner/Time Warner
    To launch the high quality TV channel TNT in Belgium we placed a big red push button on an average Flemish square of an average Flemish town. A sign with the text "Push to add drama" invited people to use the button. And then we waited... Discover here what happened or visit http://www.tntdrama.com for more info. First it happened in Belgium. Then again in the Netherlands.
  • North Texas Does NOT Need Anymore RINO's!

    02/18/2014 5:33:30 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 4 replies
    Unknown | Unknown | Unknown
    District 64 in North TX needs to dump Myra Crownover for a "real conservative Republican!" Ms. Crownover makes Susan Collins look conservative!
  • Exclusive: More well-known U.S. retailers victims of cyber attacks - sources

    01/12/2014 5:09:43 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/12/2014 | Jim Finkle and Mark Hosenball
    Reuters) - Target Corp and Neiman Marcus are not the only U.S. retailers whose networks were breached over the holiday shopping season last year, according to sources familiar with attacks on other merchants that have yet to be publicly disclosed. Smaller breaches on at least three other well-known U.S. retailers took place and were conducted using similar techniques as the one on Target, according to the people familiar with the attacks. Those breaches have yet to come to light. Also, similar breaches may have occurred earlier last year. The sources said that they involved retailers with outlets in malls, but...
  • Bombshell: Clinton Ordered More Security, Obama Denied Request

    10/25/2012 9:58:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 129 replies
    News Ninja ^ | 10/25/12 | staff
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered additional security for the U.S. mission in Benghaziahead of the terrorist attack but the orders were never carried out, according to “legal counsel” to Clinton who spoke to best-selling author Ed Klein. Those same sources also say former President Bill Clinton has been “urging” his wife to release official State Department documents that prove she called for additional security at the compound in Libya, which would almost certainly result in President Obama losing the election.
  • Syrian Rocket Hits Golan Heights in 2nd Attack

    09/26/2012 1:49:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/9/12
    For the second time in two days, a Syrian rocket has hit Israel. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon. The rocket hit an open area in the Golan Heights near the border with Syria. No injuries or property damage was reported. The Israel Defense Forces deduce that the rocket was the result of stray fire from the on-going Syrian civil war. On Tuesday, two mortar shells landed in the Golan Heights from Syria. No injuries or property damage was reported. The IDF submitted an official complaint to the United Nations ...
  • The Cult of Chick-fil-A

    08/03/2012 12:26:40 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 50 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07.23.07 | Emily Schmall
    Yadkowski, 33, came to Chick-fil-A when he was living in a group foster home created by Chick-fil-A founder and chairman S. Truett Cathy. "I tell the kids, 'This is not just selling sandwiches; it pays for your upbringing,'" says Yadkowski, a hardworking, happily married Southern Baptist who plans to work with Chick-fil-A for life. But Danielle Alderson, 30, a Baltimore operator, says she can't hire a good manager who, say, moonlights at a strip club because it would irk the company. "We are watched very closely by Chick-fil-A," she says. "It's very weird." Is it legal? There are no federal...
  • Mandated coverage of abortion begins

    03/02/2012 6:33:55 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 2 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2012 | Don Surber
    The ink is barely dry on President Obama’s Commandment that the Catholic church and everyone else provide free birth control to all employees, and already Washington state is headed for the real goal of liberals — free abortions for everyone! Nearly 40 years after the Supreme Court ruled that abortion on demand is a constitutionally protected right (voiding the right to life declared in the Declaration of Independence) the government is working on making abortion free in the name of women’s health. The proposal in Washington state would allow an opt-out for the Catholic church but it is unclear just...
  • (Ehud) Barak Warns: 'Tighten Sanctions Further on Iran'

    02/18/2012 3:15:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/12 | Chana Yaar
    Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak called on the international community Saturday to tighten sanctions even further on Iran, warning it is essential to halt the Islamic Republic's nuclear development activities. Speaking to reporters in Tokyo following meetings with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and other Japanese officials, Barak said, “I think there is consensus now in most of the world's capitals that Iran should not be allowed to become a military nuclear power.” He added that at least in the West, and in North American, “no option should be removed off the table in regard to dealing with the threat” of...
  • Mitt Romney claims Jesus to rule from two places (Olivet and Missouri)Mormon Temple?

    01/27/2012 2:02:04 PM PST · by Tigen · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | Unknown
    The video shows you at the link at about 15:45
  • BILL MAHER, MICHAEL MOORE BACK TONY BENNETT ON HIS AMERICA ‘CAUSED’ 9/11 COMMENTS

    09/24/2011 5:06:26 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 09./24/2011 | MADELEINE MORGENSTERN
    Bill Maher and controversial filmmaker Michael Moore defended singer Tony Bennett’s earlier comments this week that America “caused” the Sept. 11 attacks.
  • Obama: Rehabilitate American Economy

    08/31/2011 12:11:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/11
    US President Obama sent a letter Wednesday to Chairman of the house of Representatives John Boehner and to the leader of the Democrat majority in the Senate Harry Reid, in which he proposes a rehabilitation plan for the American economy. The president recommends strengthening small businesses, reintroducing American citizens into the work circle, increasing the wages of the middle class, and reducing the government deficit.
  • So, I really don't understand please explain.

    08/05/2011 7:04:14 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 43 replies
    Me ^ | 8/5/2011 | Me
    I don't mean this as derogatory or to start a negative debate but there is something I have noticed over the last year and I am more curious than anything. In my area I have noticed an abundance increase in the black culture.When I go to Pizza parlors, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Lowes, Ruby Tuesdays,Pei Wei, Furniture stores, etc. We live about 20 miles outside of Philadelphia and until two years ago you would see very, very few black people at any of these places now it is about 1/3 or more. Now sporting Mercedes', Lexus' and Hummers. Like I...
  • House Committee to Seek More Info on White House Links to Gunrunner Operation

    07/28/2011 8:50:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/28/11 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – Congressional investigators plan to seek information from the White House National Security Council staff regarding communications about the botched gunrunning sting known as Operation Fast and Furious, which now has a publicized connection to the White House. “Very clearly, part of the problem is there has been political interference at the highest level,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) told CNSNews.com during a conference call Wednesday. “We are going to be asking the National Security Council what occurred.”
  • Hamas Hints at More Kidnappings to Force Shalit Deal

    07/03/2011 10:37:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    ar ^ | 4/7/11 | Elad Benari
    The Hamas-run Al-Risala newspaper reported on its website on Sunday that Palestinian Authority-based terrorist groups may carry out another operation like the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Abu Ataya, a spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees, one of the three terrorist organizations which joined together to kidnap Shalit in June 2006, was quoted by the newspaper as saying the PA terror organizations have the ability to carry out a similar operation if they wish. “Shalit’s kidnapping was not the first nor will it be the last,” he said. “We will return the ball to our court when and where...
  • No more national anthem at pacifist Indiana college

    06/07/2011 10:17:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    WTHR 13 ^ | 6/7/11 | Staff
    Goshen - A small northern Indiana college has decided to stop playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at sporting events after starting to do so for the first time last year. Goshen College's board of directors says it will find an alternative that honors the country and the Mennonite Church-affiliated school's pacifist traditions. The 1,000-student college has been playing an instrumental version of the national anthem, followed by a peace prayer, before games and other events. Some were upset with the school's decision last year because the song's lyrics contain references to using war and military might to defend the country.
  • 600 More Days of Obama

    05/29/2011 10:28:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 5/29/11 | Alan Caruba
    As of May 30, 2011, America has 600 days more of rule by President Barack Hussein Obama.He is the 44th President and, while we have had incompetent Presidents in the past, we have never had one determined to destroy the nation. It has taken more than two years for most sentient Americans to grasp this extraordinary threat. He has not solved problems. He has exacerbated them. Granted the financial crisis began in 2008 as President George W. Bush was finishing his second term, but President Obama—aside from blaming Bush for everything
  • More Shock Video: U Of Missouri 'Labor Studies Course Teaches How to Shut Down Non-Union

    05/03/2011 9:51:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Big Government ^ | 5/3/11 | Dan Riehl
    While University of Missouri – Kansas City Professor Judy Ancel has yet to explain her false and misleading defense of classroom statements suggesting violence is an acceptable tactic with an appropriate place in advancing the labor movement, new video reveals Ancel giving students insight into how to put non-union companies out of business. The tactic Ancel recommends to students is based upon deception and designed to burden a non-union company with a costly labor action under false pretenses.
  • Truth Not Welcome at Event Sponsored by Two Catholic Universities: Fordham and Fairfield

    04/28/2011 1:56:02 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 6 replies
    TFP ^ | 04-28-11 | TFP Student Action
    In a new effort to adulterate Catholic moral teaching, a group of dissident Catholic intellectuals, activists and students plan to gather this Fall for a four-part lecture series themed: “More than a monologue: Sexual diversity and the Catholic Church.” Two Catholic universities, Fordham University and Fairfield University, together with Yale Divinity School and Union Theological Seminary are sponsoring the event, which will feature speakers who oppose basic Catholic moral values.  According to the invitation, “post-Catholics” will be in attendance. Register your peaceful protest nowDetails on the four events: Fordham University, New York (Sept. 16)Learning to Listen:  Voices of Sexual Diversity...
  • Introducing MORE: ACORN Reborn in Missouri (w/ VIDEO)

    03/25/2011 8:51:57 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Eyeblast TV ( Media Research Center) ^ | 3/25/2011 | Joe Schoffstall
    In 2009, James O’ Keefe and Hannah Giles released an undercover video investigation showing ACORN (The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) employees giving the ‘couple’, dressed as a pimp and prostitute, guidance on tax evasion, child prostitution and human smuggling. The result: the Census Bureau immediately cut its ties– as they were scheduled to help conduct the 2010 Census– and Congress cut funding from the Housing and Urban Development Department. Ultimately, they were forced to shut down. Many speculated ACORN would simply start up other organizations and conduct the same business under different names. Now, in Missouri, MORE...
  • 1,000 state workers earn more than Gov. Cuomo, Empire Center finds

    03/18/2011 8:22:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/18/11 | Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY - Being governor may be the top gig in state government, but it certainly doesn't pay that way. Nearly 1,000 state employees made more than the governor's $179,000 salary last year, the Empire Center for New York State Policy found."As a taxpayer, I'd be interested in less people making more than my governor, not more," said Empire Center director Tim Hoefer.SUNY Binghamton basketball coach Kevin Broadus topped the charts with more than $1 million in a settlement with the university to end his scandal-plagued tenure.
  • School Chief Makes More Than $500,000

    03/07/2011 2:44:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    radio.foxnees.com ^ | 3/7/11 | staff
    Carole Hankin, the superintendent of the Syosset Central School District, earns $506,322 a year – more than the President of the United States. Her salary, paid for by taxpayers, is compensation for running a tiny school district comprised of 10 schools and 6,687 students. Hankin’s total compensation package makes here the highest paid school superintendent in New York. By comparison, the head of New York City’s school system, with more than one million students, only makes $250,000 a year – plus benefits. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to put a cap on extravagant school superintendent salaries. He’s pushing legislation...
  • Six protesters arrested outside Clayton bank (ACORN is back)

    12/20/2010 8:13:30 PM PST · by demsux · 8 replies · 1+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 12/20/10 | NANCY CAMBRIA
    CLAYTON -- Six members of a group protesting what they called a bank's slow pace on processing a loan modification for a St. Louis couple were arrested for trespassing this afternoon.
  • More Health Waivers

    12/07/2010 8:57:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    ajc ^ | 12/7/10 | Jaimie Dupree
    The Obama Administration has quietly granted even more waivers to the new federal health reform law, doubling the number in just the last three weeks to a new total of 222. One of the more recognizable business names included on the newly-expanded list of waivers issued by the feds is that of Waffle House, which received a waiver on November 23 for health coverage that covers 3,947 enrollees. Another familiar name was that of Universal Orlando, which runs a variety of very popular resorts in the Orlando, Florida area. Universal was given a waiver for plans that cover 668 workers....
  • Another Empty Promise of ObamaCare: More Jobs

    10/15/2010 8:11:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    On September 23, the calendar signaled it was time for a six-month anniversary celebration of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka PPACA. (No similar salute was planned for the end of the month, for the bill’s accompanying reconciliation provisions, which were signed into law a week later, on March 30). Not only did the honeymoon never get started, growing numbers of voters are checking out the terms of the pre-nuptial agreement and considering options ranging from trial separation to annulment. With the Obama administration suffering low approval ratings not just for botched healthcare reform, but also for a...
  • HealthMarkets has 70 layoffs, expects 180 more

    08/26/2010 10:13:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    star-telegram ^ | 8/26/10 | Sandra Baker
    HealthMarkets, the North Richland Hills-based seller of health insurance, laid off 70 employees this month and expects to trim 180 more positions by the end of the first quarter of 2011, according to a recent federal filing. In the Securities and Exchange Commission filing, HealthMarkets blamed the layoffs on "dropping enrollment levels experienced by the company's insurance subsidiaries," along with national healthcare reform and "related legislative developments." HealthMarkets provides insurance plans to the self-employed, individuals and small businesses. The filing did not disclose where the Aug. 10 layoffs occurred, and the company declined to comment further.
  • Video: Missouri ACORN Assaults Chase Bank Branch

    07/22/2010 7:46:59 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 6 replies · 1+ views
    As President Obama signed the financial regulation bill, the remnants of Missouri ACORN, reconstituted as MORE, assault a Chase Bank sales branch in St Louis.
  • Santa Clara County leaders push ballot measure that would rescue children's health care coverage

    07/06/2010 6:44:36 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 9 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7/05/2010 | Karen de Sá
    In an urgent attempt to maintain universal health coverage for children in Santa Clara County, community leaders are organizing a campaign to rescue one of the region's landmark programs for working poor families. Their goal is to win broad support for a November ballot measure that would pump $13.5 million per year into the Healthy Kids program through a $29-a-year parcel tax on county property owners. County leaders recognize the challenge: Asking voters in a down economy to assist other families who can't afford insurance for their children. The program — now serving 8,500 children — is a core piece...
  • More leaked Weigel emails

    06/25/2010 10:44:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    politico ^ | 6/25/10 | Keach Hagey
    David Weigel’s tough week continues. A day after Fishbowl DC published emails he wrote to the off-the-record list serve JournoList disparaging various conservatives, the Daily Caller digs up even more emails from the same source, suggesting a similar pattern of disdain for the people he covers. In them, he wishes for the death of Rush Limbaugh, accuses pundits and Republicans of “racism” and calls Matt Drudge an “amoral shut-in.”
  • Primacy of Truth over Power. St. Thomas More, Man for This Season

    06/22/2010 4:01:14 AM PDT · by tcg · 3 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/22/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...He could have had his substantial properties restored if he had just sworn that oath, others would say, in order to provide material safety for his beloved family. Instead, this man who loved life, loved his family, loved his career and properly loved the world and all of its goods, loved the Lord first and would not compromise the Truth. He was an ordinary Christian who shows us ordinary Christians the way to living a unity of life in the midst of the creeping darkness and distractions of our own age. He held in harmony his vocation as the father...
  • White House Report on Sestak Job Offer Raises More Legal Questions, Critics Say

    05/30/2010 1:28:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,127+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/28/10
    <p>Instead of quelling a growing outcry for more information on an alleged political bargain, the White House has raised more questions and calls for an investigation after its shocking revelation on Friday that it recruited former President Bill Clinton to pitch a possible administration role to Rep. Joe Sestak if he would sit out the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary.</p>
  • 'Absolutely, there will be more attacks in New York' Muslim extremist warns America...

    05/02/2010 6:26:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 848+ views
    wnd ^ | 5/2/10 | staff
    A Muslim extremist who earlier warned that TV's "South Park" creators should be "afraid for their lives" for insulting Islam's prophet Muhammad now says that yesterday's car bomb attempt in Times Square will be just the beginning of a new wave of terrorist attacks. Younus Abdullah Muhammad, author of RevolutionMuslim.com, told WND senior reporter Aaron Klein on New York's WABC 770 AM that America should "absolutely" expect more jihadi violence in New York City
  • S.F. resident near death following Oakland attack, police say

    04/18/2010 5:19:03 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 44 replies · 2,205+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/18/10 | Harry Harris
    A 59-year-old San Francisco man is not expected to survive injuries suffered Friday afternoon when he was punched in the face by a man who had been part of an earlier assault on the victim's son, police said. Authorities said the victim, Tiansheng Yu, was on life support at a hospital Saturday. Yu was critically injured about 3:04 p.m. in the 1800 block of Telegraph Avenue just a few feet from the entrance to the Fox Theater. Police said that moments earlier, Yu and his 27-year-old son, whose name was not released, had parked their car in the 1700 block...
  • Tom Cruise and Scientology: there's more

    11/19/2009 8:00:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1,549+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 11/19/09
    A new book claims the Top Gun star had a tendency to chat to ashtrays, bottles and other inanimate objects Just a teeny tiny amount of space left to say, hey, guess what? Tom Cruise? He's a bit fricking weird! Yuhdoansay. In Blown For Good, the latest book by an escapee from the Galactic Confederacy, AKA Scientology, Marc Headley claims that Cruise would talk to inanimate objects "for hours". No, not Nicole Kidman's face, but ashtrays, bottles, books. "You tell the ashtray, 'Sit in that chair.' Then you actually go over and put the ashtray in that chair. Then you...
  • No more free lunch in Raul Castro's Cuba

    09/27/2009 4:18:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,250+ views
    google ^ | 9/27/09 | Isabel Sanchez
    HAVANA — President Raul Castro is taking a bold gamble to ease communist Cuba's cash crunch by eliminating a costly government lunch program that feeds almost a third of the nation's population every workday. The Americas' only one-party communist government, held afloat largely by support from its key ally Venezuela, is desperate to improve its budget outlook; the global economy is slack, and Havana is very hard pressed to secure international financing. Raul Castro, 76, officially took over as Cuba's president in February 2008 after his brother, revolutionary icon Fidel Castro, stepped aside with health problems. Though some wondered if...
  • Sheehan Calls on Pelosi to Explain Silence on Waterboarding (from 2007)

    05/15/2009 7:58:45 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 21 replies · 1,363+ views
    michaelmoore.com ^ | dec 10 2007 | unknown
    US Congressional Candidate Cindy Sheehan Calls on Pelosi to Explain Silence on Torture Briefing. US Congressional Candidate Cindy Sheehan today called upon Nancy Pelosi to respond to a story printed in the December 9 Washington Post which claims that the Speaker of the House was present in a 2002 meeting where four members of Congress were given a virtual tour of the CIA's overseas detention sites and torture program. According to the CIA, no objections were raised by any member of Congress present in the meeting, even though waterboarding, the interrogation technique profiled in the meeting, is illegal under international...
  • Sebelius calls for more insurance oversight

    05/06/2009 10:42:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 606+ views
    Washington Timnes ^ | 5/6/2009 | Sean Lengell
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a House panel Wednesday that a government-run health care plan is needed to keep in check the private insurance industry, which she says wields too much power and often fails to best serve the public.
  • Jindal rejects more stimulus cash; this time for Medicaid programs

    04/01/2009 9:44:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 756+ views
    nola.com ^ | 4/1/09 | Jan Moller and Robert Travis Scott
    BATON ROUGE -- Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration notified legislative leaders Tuesday that it plans to reject some federal health-care dollars for the poor and uninsured, marking the second time the governor has opposed taking a portion of the economic stimulus package. Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine said accepting the new federal financing would require the state to put up matching money that it doesn't have and could create unaffordable obligations in the years ahead.
  • The Next AIG Scandal?

    03/20/2009 1:16:34 AM PDT · by givemELL · 7 replies · 875+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 18, 2009 | Michael Hirsch
    Most of this as-yet-undiscovered problem, Gober says, lies in the area of reinsurance, whereby one insurance company insures the liabilities of another so that the latter doesn't have to carry all the risk on its books. Most major insurance companies use outside firms to reinsure, but the vast majority of AIG's reinsurance contracts are negotiated internally among its affiliates, Gober says, and these internal balance sheets don't add up. The annual report of one major AIG subsidiary, American Home Assurance, shows that it owes $25 billion to another AIG affiliate, National Union Fire, Gober maintains. But American has only $22...
  • More personnel trouble for Obama?

    02/24/2009 12:47:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 2,341+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2/24/09 | Rick Moran
    It looks like 3 times will not be a charm when it comes to getting someone - anyone - honest enough and subservient enough to run the Department of Commerce for President Obama. First, it was Bill Richardson who somehow slipped under the radar of Obama's super sharp vetters, having problems with cronies back in New Mexico. Then it was Judd Gregg who withdrew his name after Obama blindsided him by politicizing the census. Now it's Gary Locke - former Governor of Washington and now lobbyist for a firm that does a lot of business in China - who may...
  • Fourteen is More Than Enough (Islamic invasion alert...)

    02/01/2009 5:08:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies · 2,551+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, February 1, 2009 | Joy Tiz
    When a 33-year-old, single woman gives birth to octuplets one thing we can count on is the mainstream media doing what it does best: providing a stream of disinformation in the name of political correctness. As Ann Coulter has pointed out single moms have been elevated to sainthood and are above criticism.
  • Jaime Gorelick as A.G.?

    11/10/2008 3:21:08 PM PST · by mapmaker77 · 38 replies · 457+ views
    Just a Question. | 10NOV08 | mapmaker77
    Someone please tell me that my eyes are decieving me! Jaime Gorelick? For A.G.? Just when I thought that the pestialential swamp that is Washington D.C. could not get any murkier, this comes out. This woman, arguably, is at least partially responsible for 9/11, as well as being intimately involved in the pardon of all sorts shady, or downright criminal, Clinton era miscreants, including our all time favorite Marc Rich who, once safely out from under the thumb of the IRS, went on to bigger and better things like the UNs' oil for food program. And then, a nice cushy,...
  • Freep this Poll - NOW Poll, PBS

    09/16/2008 5:48:46 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 33 replies · 220+ views
    PBS.org ^ | Unknown | PBS
    This poll asks if you think Sarah Palin is qualified to serve as VP of the US.
  • Indonesia backs sharia law, poll shows

    06/25/2008 4:56:11 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 84+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 24/06/2008 | Thomas Bell
    A majority of Indonesians would like to see Sharia law implemented in their country, a new poll shows, although only a minority favour the harsh measures sometimes associated with the system. The poll of 8,000 people in the world's most populous Muslim country, home to 200 million Muslims, found that 52 per cent favoured some form of Islamic legal code, such as religious arbitration in family disputes. Asked if women should be made to wear a head scarf 45 per cent said yes, while 40 per cent favoured chopping off the hands of thieves. "A lot of people think the...
  • World needs more CO2, environment confab told

    04/05/2008 6:29:27 AM PDT · by kindred · 36 replies · 2,403+ views
    WND ^ | April 5, 2005 | unknown
    You could have heard a pin drop at the Hong Kong conference designed to persuade the airline industry to cut back on its production of so-called greenhouse gases to fight "global warming." The "Greener Skies 2008" conference had just heard from David Archibald, a solar scientist asserting that climate change is mostly dictated by solar cycles, not carbon dioxide levels, as conventional wisdom suggests. Archibald didn't just tell the group not to worry about carbon dioxide emissions. He told those gathered they should figure out ways of increasing CO2 output. "In a few short years, we will have a reversal...
  • Giambastiani: More Help Needed in Afghanistan

    03/30/2007 4:37:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 100+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump, USAF
    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, March 30, 2007 – While NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan is a success, more help is needed from the international community, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a speech here yesterday. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani spoke to about 60 members of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Euro-Atlantic Center, and Center for European and North Atlantic Affairs about NATO efforts in Afghanistan. Giambastiani said NATO has a Combined Joint Statement of Requirements, or CJSOR, to fill military missions. “The inability of NATO to fill all of these CJSOR requirements is...