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  • UK Organization Promotes the Teaching of Scientific Criticisms of Darwinian Theory

    09/25/2006 8:14:34 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 10 replies · 393+ views
    TRUTH IN SCIENCE ^ | 09/25/2006
    From their website : ---------------------------------- Welcome to Truth in Science, a new organisation to promote good science education in the UK. Our initial focus will be on the origin of life and its diversity. For many years, much of what has been taught in school science lessons about the origin of the living world has been dogmatic and imbalanced. The theory of Darwinian evolution has been presented as scientifically uncontroversial and the only credible explanation of origins. This is despite the National Curriculum which states: Pupils should be taught… "how scientific controversies can arise from different ways of interpreting empirical...
  • Religion of peace in action, desperate to prove the Pope's wrong/right...

    09/22/2006 7:16:39 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies · 1,002+ views
    The Guardian of Islamic Extremism ................................................................................................... Churches Firebombed By Members Of The "Religion of Peace" ...................................................................................................If Islam is the religion of peace, it should act like it The Free Lance-Star, VA - Sep 21, 2006... My next complaint is the lame argument that says something along the lines of "Islam (the religion of peace) doesn't promote violence; remember Christians are ......................................................................................................Death threats from the 'religion of peace'
  • JIHAD on the CHURCH, Muslims want Pontiff out

    09/22/2006 2:02:14 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 41 replies · 2,428+ views
    CalSun ^ | Sep; 22; 2006
    Muslims want Pontiff out Clerics, scholars call for Benedict removal after controversial Islam remarks by AP LAHORE, Pakistan -- About 1,000 Muslim clerics and religious scholars meeting yesterday in eastern Pakistan demanded the removal of Pope Benedict for making what they called "insulting remarks" against Islam.
  • Religion of "peace": If you call me a killer one more time, I'm gonna kill ya

    09/21/2006 10:40:49 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 4 replies · 911+ views
    If you call me a killer one more time, I'm gonna kill ya September 20, 2006 If you call me a killer one more time, I'm gonna killa ya. `Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." Those are the words Pope Benedict uttered that has caused quite a stir. Those words were originally uttered in the 14th century by the Byzantine Emporor Manuel II. Now, contrary to the replies from Muslim fanatics, Byzantine was...
  • Religion of Peace Dying to Kill Again

    09/20/2006 11:10:16 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies · 1,048+ views
    CFP ^ | Monday, September 18, 2006 | J.B. Williams
    Muslims, Islam, Pope Benedict Religion of Peace Dying to Kill Again Al Qaeda terror commander hints at big attack on N.Y., Washington... The new al-Qaeda field commander recently interviewed in Afghanistan, is calling for Muslims to leave the U.S. -- particularly Washington and New York -- in anticipation of a major terror attack to rival Sept. 11, says the Canada Free Press story. Like most peace loving free people of the western world, I'd like very much to believe that Islam is indeed a peaceful religion seeking a peaceful coexistence with all peaceful peoples of the world. It's just hard...
  • Searching For Moderate Muslims (keep searchin'...)

    09/20/2006 12:46:11 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 454+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | September 20, 2006 | David Keene
    Searching For Moderate MuslimsBy David Keene September 20, 2006 The Islamic world, along with the politically correct world, is in a snit because Pope Benedict had the bad judgment in an academic forum to quote a Byzantine emperor's criticism of Islam's justification of forced conversion during his time. Islamic spokesmen reacted quickly, asserting that theirs is a religion of peace, condemning the Pope and blaming him as their followers began a new round of torching Christian churches around the world and killing those who attend them. I am agnostic on the question of whether Islam is at its heart peaceful...
  • Liars descend on 9/11

    09/15/2006 10:41:04 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 162 replies · 3,913+ views
    Stop the New York Times ^ | September 14, 2006 | editors
    While thousands came on 9/11/2006 to honor and remember the 3,000 murdered five years ago by Islamofascists terrorists, a couple hundred people came to repeat scurrilous accusations. Their gathering to express these views is free speech yet their gathering on 9/11, at Ground Zero, says a lot about their lack of character.CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE FOR DETAILSThe leader of these self-proclaimed "9/11 truthers" is Alex Jones, who was also there Monday. He is the guy in the sunglasses in the bottom left of the photo below. The truth is the last thing these ghouls want for their otherwise mundane...
  • The "running out of oil" myth, and the inside story on illegal immigration

    09/05/2006 7:05:37 AM PDT · by seasoned traditionalist · 61 replies · 2,465+ views
    Renew America ^ | September 4, 2006 | Wes Vernon
    Next time you stop at the pump and pay through-the-stratosphere prices to fill your car's tank, just ponder this: We are not — repeat, we are not running out of oil. There is no good reason you should be paying through the nose. There are only bad reasons for it. If you are also angry about illegal aliens pouring over the border, you should know that illegal immigration is the price we are paying to keep to keep gas prices from going even higher, maybe two or three times higher.
  • Evolution led to obesity pandemic

    09/04/2006 10:50:50 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 30 replies · 757+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | September 4, 2006 | Michael Perry
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Evolution and the environment, not just gluttony, has led to a global obesity pandemic, with an estimated 1.5 billion people overweight -- more than the number of undernourished people -- an obesity conference was told on Monday. The mounting epidemic of obesity in children would see many die before their parents, said Kate Steinbeck, co-chair of the 10th International Congress on Obesity in Sydney. [Snip] McGill, senior lecturer in Population Health at the University of Auckland, said humans were designed to maximise their energy intake because their large brains used about one-quarter of their total energy expenditure....
  • Recruits Processing Into Military Defy Misconceptions, Myths

    08/02/2006 4:47:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 664+ views
    FORT MEADE, Md., August 2, 2006 -- A step through the doors of the Military Entrance Processing Station here blows away the myths that the military is struggling to get enough recruits, dropping its standards to get those it does, or glossing over the fact that it’s recruiting into a wartime force. July 31 was the last day of a month in which all the services had already met their quotas for recruits. It was a relatively slow day at the station -- one of 65 dotting the country. Yet the station buzzed with activity as 102 men and women...
  • TxDOT’s "Myth Versus Reality" Press Release Misses the Mark

    07/20/2006 5:38:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies · 812+ views
    Corridor Watch ^ | July 20, 2006 | Corridor Watch
    The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently issued a press release titled, "Myth Versus Reality." A more accurate title might have been, "Myth Versus PR Response." What’s missing in large measure is the Reality. Media outlets that receive this press release should do some fact checking before presenting it to the public without qualification. Granted it is difficult to address every issue in black and white terms. However, TxDOT has a vested interest in making every pig’s ear of the TTC a silk purse. At our goal is education and to call a pig’s ear a pig’s ear. We...
  • News Media and DNC Myths Exposed by Pentagon

    07/14/2006 6:45:22 AM PDT · by Hadean · 4 replies · 716+ views
    Magic City News ^ | 7-13-2006 | Jim Kouri
    Despite news stories and antiwar partisans claiming that military recruitment numbers are down and not meeting Defense Department goals, a Pentagon report shows otherwise. Each of the branches of the military -- Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force -- have met or exceeded their recruitment goals for the 13th month in a row, in spite of not being allowed on many college and high school campuses. The Pentagon report states, "Active-duty recruiting numbers, both for June and for the first nine months of fiscal 2006, continued to exceed 100 percent of goal across the board." The DoD also said that...
  • Education Myths

    06/18/2006 5:50:31 AM PDT · by Valin · 183 replies · 3,455+ views
    The American Enterprise ^ | July/August 2006 | Jay Greene
    Myths aren't lies. They are beliefs that people adopt because they have an air of plausibility. But myths aren't true, and they often get in the way during serious problem-solving. This essay identifies seven common myths that dominate established views of education these days. Dispelling these misconceptions could open the door to long-awaited improvement in our nationÍs schools. The money myth If people know anything about public schools today, it's that they are strapped for cash. Bestselling books, popular movies, and countless lobbying groups portray urban schools as desperately underfunded, and editors of the New York Times write without fear...
  • Costly wager

    06/05/2006 9:18:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies · 610+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 5, 2005 | CLAUDIA FELDMAN
    In An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore warns that if we continue to ignore the causes and effects of global warming, we do so at our peril, with catastrophic results. At the end of the presidential campaign six years ago, Al Gore was political dead meat. Even supporters winced at his stiff campaign style, and a New York Times columnist who asked if he was a dud or a dude pronounced him a dud. That Gore is nowhere to be seen in the movie coming to the Landmark River Oaks Friday, An Inconvenient Truth. Instead, the star of the show is...
  • CIRCUMCISION: Did you know?

    04/05/2006 5:19:29 PM PDT · by Giant Conservative · 580 replies · 13,865+ views
    The Daily Barometer ^ | Today | Daniel Cullen
    The debate about neonatal circumcision is over. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), neonatal circumcision is the result of ignorance, bad medical practice and American social and cultural pressure. Regarding the three most commonly cited justifications for neonatal circumcision (penile cancer, venereal disease and penile hygiene), the AAP now states that the benefits are negligible, which means that the majority of American men are walking around without foreskins for no good reason. Yet, the barbaric practice shows no sign of abating, and for this reason I plan to shed some light on the cultural dark spot of circumcision....
  • Palace Of Homer's Hero Rises Out Of Myths

    03/28/2006 10:59:23 AM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 1,291+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 3-28-2006 | John Carr
    Palace of Homer's hero rises out of the myths From John Carr in Athens ARCHAEOLOGISTS claim to have unearthed the remains of the 3,500-year-old palace of Ajax, the warrior-king who according to Homer’s Iliad was one of the most revered fighters in the Trojan War. Classicists hailed the discovery, made on a small Greek island, as evidence that the myths recounted by Homer in his epic poem were based on historical fact. The ruins include a large palace, measuring about 750sq m (8,000sq ft), and believed to have been at least four storeys high with more than thirty rooms. Yannos...
  • Our Worst Nightmare: The Puncture of the Current U.S. Housing Bubble

    03/15/2006 12:37:13 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 85 replies · 3,412+ views
    Resouce Investor ^ | 1/32/2006 | Lorimer Wilson
    The key to holding up the entire speculative U.S. financial system with its current excessive levels of debt - federal (current account and trade), state, municipal, corporate and household - is maintaining the U.S. housing bubble. Anything less would result in America’s worst nightmare and, in short order, the entire world. The housing market is dominated by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac who hold 75% of all outstanding home mortgages (and the Federal Home Loan Bank Board to a much lesser extent). One too many additional increases in the Fed rate may well turn out to be the U.S. economy's...
  • Tonight on 20/20: John Stossel Explodes Myths

    02/10/2006 7:45:18 PM PST · by logician2u · 94 replies · 3,224+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2/10/2006
    John Stossel's "Myths, Lies and Nasty Behavior" Think Gas Is More Expensive, Urban Sprawl Is Bad? Think Again Do you think farmers need more government assistance? Do you think gasoline is more expensive than ever? John Stossel may make you reconsider. (ABC) Here's my latest list of things you may have been led to believe are true ? but aren't. I'm also including some nasty behaviors that are more than just annoying, they cost us all money. I hope this will give you a different perspective about your money, your neighbors and your politicians.
  • Eight Myths About India

    02/06/2006 9:47:28 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 26 replies · 1,039+ views ^ | 02/06/2006 | Alvaro Vargas Llosa
    Eight Myths About IndiaBy Alvaro Vargas Llosa India was the star of the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (a world- gathering of movers and shakers that has become more fun since a few Hollywood icons decided to spice it up with their guilty consciences.) The fuss over India has surprised many people who think China is the undisputed emerging nation. This seems the right occasion to address eight myths about India today: 1. INDIA HAS SLOWED DOWN. Although the economy is still growing at a rate of 7 percent per year, it has been fashionable to claim India’s...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • The Media’s Top 10 Economic Myths of 2005

    12/16/2005 5:42:36 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 10 replies · 940+ views
    Free Market Project ^ | December 16, 2005 | Unsigned
    “So people at home right now are saying, ‘Economic slowdown? How slow is it going to go?’ Are we headed for another recession?” – Anchor John Roberts, “CBS Evening News,” April 15, 2005 The Gallup Poll reported in September that “half of Americans say they trust the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly.” Those three words – fully, accurately, fairly – each communicate different ways the media can distort the news. They can leave out pertinent information; they can report false information; and they can tilt coverage toward one side or the other. Coverage of Hurricane...
  • Denominational Creationism Continues its Destructive Course

    11/21/2005 1:32:29 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 20 replies · 659+ views
    This is old, but a good article on myths and urban legends: I always approach an article like this one with a great deal of fear and apprehension. This journal has one basic premise on which it operates, and that is that science and faith do not and cannot conflict. If, in fact, "God created the heavens and the earth," and if God revealed Himself to us through His word the Bible, they have to agree. If they disagree, it is either because we have bad science or bad theology or both. The lesson of history is that there have...
  • Ablution Exclusive: Weapons Expert Challenges White Phosphorus Claims

    11/09/2005 10:02:51 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 7 replies · 1,551+ views
    The Daily Ablution ^ | 11/9/05 | Scott Burgess
    Ablution Exclusive: Weapons Expert Challenges White Phosphorus Claims Predictably, the "US used chemical weapons at Fallujah" story is spreading like phosphorus fire, and the Independent reprises its coverage today. Interestingly, a careful reading of the latest Indy article (though not in the print edition, where the crucial section has been omitted, apparently due to a production error), especially when combined with a viewing of the RAI video that was the catalyst for the story (and a bit of research), casts grave doubt on the contention that the horrible injuries pictured were in fact the result of phosphorus bombs. Writing for...
  • DAVID MEIR-LEVI: BIG LIES. Demolishing The Myths of the Propaganda War Against Israel

    10/12/2005 10:32:44 AM PDT · by Tolik · 19 replies · 13,391+ views ^ | Oct 7, 2005 | DAVID MEIR-LEVI
    BIG LIES:Demolishing The Myths of the Propaganda War Against Israelby  DAVID MEIR-LEVIIntroduction by David Horowitz   TABLE OF CONTENTS The Importance of this Text - by David Horowitz. 1. The Origins of the Refugee Problem. 2. The Eight Stages of the Creation of the Problem. 3. The Question of 'Occupation' and the Settlements.Bibliography. BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE  THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS TEXT by David  HorowitzThe War in the Middle East is nearly sixty years old. Most people alive today are unfamiliar with its history and origins and lack knowledge of its facts. This state of ignorance provides a fertile ground for the...
  • How 'bout some honesty in the immigration debate (Jon Dougherty Alert)

    10/10/2005 10:19:07 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 17 replies · 10,744+ views | 10/11/05 | Jon Dougherty
    The head of an activist Hispanic organization asserted last week in an interview "there's no data" to support allegations that massive numbers of illegal aliens residing in the U.S. 1) are depressing wages for American workers; and 2) are taking jobs from American workers. For the record, neither of her assertions is true - but then again, so much of the illegal immigration debate is devoid of honesty. Janet Murguia, executive director for the extremist National Council of La Raza, told the Arizona Daily Sun: "As long as there's a need for a labor force that's going to fill very...
  • 7 Myths About Islam

    10/10/2005 12:24:06 PM PDT · by Hunden · 39 replies · 3,403+ views
    History News Network ^ | October 10, 2005 | Timothy R. Furnish
    One of the few positive effects of 9/11 has been renewed American interest in Islam and the Middle East. Unfortunately, much of the information disseminated in the media about those topics is ignorant and misleading. This is unfortunate because any hope that the predominantly-Christian West and the Muslim world might transcend conflict requires that the former be accurately informed about the latter (and vice-versa, but that's an issue for another column). There are in particular seven myths about Islam and Islamic history that have been repeated so often in the media that they've achieved conventional wisdom status. First, it is...
  • James Taranto: Myths of Hurricane Katrina

    09/05/2005 12:40:06 PM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 62 replies · 2,765+ views
    The Australian ^ | September 06, 2005 | James Taranto
    HURRICANE Katrina was a horrific natural disaster. To America's Angry Left it was yet another occasion to score political points against President George W. Bush. In the same spirit of opportunism that animated looters who stole television sets, Bush's political foes frantically sought to blame the devastation on him. A measure of the anti-Bush Left's derangement is that it blames him for bad weather. "Complacency will no longer suffice, especially if experts are right in warning that global warming may increase the intensity of future hurricanes," The New York Times editorialised on Thursday. "But since this administration won't acknowledge that...
  • U.S. Partnership to Address Climate Change (through technology)

    07/29/2005 4:44:04 PM PDT · by Brian328i · 2 replies · 242+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Thursday July 28, 2005 8:01 AM | H. JOSEF HEBERT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush's answer to global warming is technology. In a move to counter the Kyoto Protocol that requires mandatory cuts in so-called greenhouse gas emissions, he is making the technology pitch as part of a partnership with five Asian and Pacific nations, including China and India. The idea is to get them to commit to cleaner energy production as a way to curtail air pollution that most scientists believe is causing the Earth to warm up. The administration announced late Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with the five countries to create a new partnership to...
  • WTC Maintenance Worker Announces Plans For Upcoming conspiracy nut tour (my title)

    07/18/2005 9:36:52 PM PDT · by chemical_boy · 4 replies · 487+ views
    Arctic ^ | July 15, 2005 | Greg Szymanski
    WTC Maintenance Worker Announces Plans For Upcoming National 9/11 Truth Speaking Tour While Appearing As Guest On St. Louis Drive-Time Morning Radio Show Wiliam Rodriguez, a man on a mission in memory of 200 friends lost at the WTC, is taking his story directly to the people as he looks for way to by-pass media and government censorship over his 9/11 story that blows the official account of how the towers collapsed "sky high." July 15, 2005 By Greg Szymanski Four long years have passed since 9/11and government officials and media heads are still throwing under the rug eye-witness testimony...
  • Take the Independence Day survey!

    07/05/2005 10:04:10 AM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 49 replies · 1,207+ views
    Discovery Channel Mythbusters ^ | Unknown | Discovery
    Take the Independence Daze quiz and see how you score:
  • The Sophistry of "Tolerance"

    05/01/2005 12:44:00 PM PDT · by expatguy · 32 replies · 481+ views
    It's both bemusing and sad at times to watch how in recent years moral relativists and secular humanists have completely taken over not only our society, but our dictionaries as well and relentlessly used their nunchakus of "diversity" and "tolerance" to beat a moral and unsuspecting society into submission. For the obvious reasons, standing up and facing our opponents head on is nothing more than an exercise in futilty at this point. We'll only get thunked again on the head with the nunchakus. Only by skillfully disarming our adversaries first can we prevail and fight to regain the dignity of...
  • Do You Believe in Fairies?

    04/28/2005 10:15:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 140 replies · 2,866+ views
    Scotsman ^ | Thu 28 Apr 2005 | DIANE MACLEAN
    IF YOU had asked your great-great-grandmother if she believed in fairies, she would have looked at you askance. Believe in fairies? Of course she did! Ninety-five per cent of Scots continued to believe in fairies right up until the middle of the 19th century. These were not the diminutive, be-winged fairies of 1800s children's books. No, these were strange folk who bewitched you, killed your cattle and kidnapped your wives and daughters. Fairy lore flowed through the centuries, their presence acknowledged in ballads, poems and stories. They came in all shapes and sizes and different parts of Scotland had different...
  • Myth-Fact: Judicial Nominations

    04/20/2005 1:36:13 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 1,416+ views
    MYTH-FACT: JUDICIAL NOMINATIONSDemocrats Pair A Message Of Myth With Unprecedented Obstruction, While Republicans Work To Give Qualified Nominees A Fair Vote _______________________________________________________________________________________  Myth #1:  Senate Republicans Are Attempting To Abolish All Filibusters.   Fact:  Republicans Are Seeking To Reestablish The Senate's Traditional Role In The Judicial Nomination Process, Not Eliminate All Filibusters, An Initiative Some Democrats Have Supported In The Past.  In 1995, Democrats (Bingaman, Boxer, Feingold, Harkin, Kennedy, Kerry, Lautenberg, Lieberman, And Sarbanes) Wanted To End The Filibuster.  In 1995, the only Senators on record supporting the end of the filibuster were all Democrats, nine of whom are still...
  • The Bolton vote - (treachery in high places)

    04/19/2005 9:03:32 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 849+ views
    Secretary Bolton's intimate understanding of these subjects has caused him to have strong views about them. On occasion, he has expressed those views forcefully and with a measure of rhetorical hyperbole. While some have seized upon his choice of words to disqualify Mr. Bolton, he is indisputably correct in arguing that the UN has rarely been united in the way and for the purposes its founders envisioned. He is also correct in noting that the international community has generally proven most effective in dealing with international crises when led by the United States. It would serve U.S. interests well to...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Why Want Bush Do Something about the cost of gas? (ZOT!!! He awaits orders from Juwish Modz.)

    03/23/2005 4:07:55 PM PST · by John Zell · 175 replies · 8,487+ views
    Gas costs so much. I cant afford it. Why want Bush do something? Don't say he can't. His daddy or his handlers could be on the phone in 2 minutes with the Rothchilds and by 1 week, oil prices would be under $20 and gas would be 1 dollar a gallon. You know it and I know it. Why want he? Do you know? Is there sombody we can call? Plaese advice.
  • What is this ZOT!?

    03/20/2005 7:38:52 AM PST · by scippy · 128 replies · 4,343+ views
    <p>What is this palce? Are you peeple for reel? Is this some kind of joke?</p>
  • Heavy Demands Apology (Like dude, you are kind of, like, slow on the uptake).

    03/18/2005 1:15:41 PM PST · by heavy requests · 60 replies · 3,841+ views
    my bleeding heart | cooler than most
    I apologize for being me, true and dedicated to freedom for everyone especially those who haven't seen it truly in a long time.
  • Stop inhumane ZOT! experiments on liberal trolls!!!!!

    03/16/2005 5:54:35 AM PST · by Martha2005 · 215 replies · 4,423+ views
    <p>Stop inhumane experiments on liberal trolls!!!!!!! Oh my! I recently encountered stunning liberal talking points concerning trolldom! Or concerning what FReepers do on the forum with idiots.</p> <p>I was really shocked and my eyes wide open when I was reading it! Unfortunately I lost the link but I will retell you what I happened to get to know. The people at the DNC set inhumane experiments over trolls! It is outrageous!</p>
  • Hands off Lebanon Mr. Bush

    03/14/2005 9:17:48 AM PST · by dirtyrat · 65 replies · 2,454+ views
    Arab American News ^ | Osama Siblani
    The assassination of Rafiq al-Hariri has initiated an international political chess match which is being played out on the streets of Lebanon and in the media worldwide. Hariri's murder twenty-four days ago sparked a governmental crisis in Lebanon that resulted in Prime Minister Omar Karami's resignation, cries of blame on Syria, street protests by the opposition in Lebanon, a massive counter-protest by government supporters, the reinstatement of Karami, and continuing uncertainty.
  • Zot! hello from a liberal

    03/12/2005 11:34:16 PM PST · by sheik yerbouti · 93 replies · 2,565+ views
    i just joined up. i'm a liberal who's looking for some stimulating political discussion. i wasn't sure what the procedure was, so i thought i'd say hello. howdy.

    03/10/2005 4:38:21 PM PST · by freepress3482 · 108 replies · 3,469+ views
    The Media CIA CONTROLED MEDIDA AND/OR MEDIA MANIPULATION IS A VIOLATION OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO A FREE PRESS CONCERNING ALL 50 STATES AND EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN PLEASE REVIEW: (read website on "operation mockingbird") Journalism is a perfect cover for CIA agents. People talk freely to journalists, and few think suspiciously of a journalist aggressively searching for information. Journalists also have power, influence and clout. Not surprisingly, the CIA began a mission in the late 1940s to recruit American journalists on a wide scale, a mission it dubbed Operation MOCKINGBIRD. The agency wanted these journalists not only to...
  • Compassion often evades the less fortunate among us (Naive lefty alert)

    03/09/2005 6:42:00 PM PST · by Huntress · 22 replies · 819+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 3/9/05 | Lewis W. Diuguid
    The woman walking behind me froze when I turned to look at her after a stoplight flashed red. That became her signal to hurriedly walk in another direction. This is the 10th year that well-groomed people in the heartland have made me feel like garbage simply because of the clothes I had on. At least once a year I dress in my old army coat, black knit cap, faded jeans, frayed flannel shirt and grass- stained sneakers to gauge people's reaction to folks who appear to be homeless. The message is unspoken, yet unmistakable. People who are better off make...
  • Ex-Marine Says Public Version of Saddam Capture Fiction

    03/09/2005 11:19:27 AM PST · by denver larry · 298 replies · 9,624+ views ^ | 3.9.05 | United Press International
    A former U.S. Marine who participated in capturing ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said the public version of his capture was fabricated. Ex-Sgt. Nadim Abou Rabeh, of Lebanese descent, was quoted in the Saudi daily al-Medina Wednesday as saying Saddam was actually captured Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, and not the day after, as announced by the U.S. Army. "I was among the 20-man unit, including eight of Arab descent, who searched for Saddam for three days in the area of Dour near Tikrit, and we found him in a modest home in a small village and not in a hole...
  • Busting the EU myths (Shedding light on the vampire of EU Fascism)

    03/04/2005 11:12:47 PM PST · by jb6 · 16 replies · 1,216+ views
    Bruges Group ^ | Roger Helmer
    Busting the EU myths Roger Helmer MEP  "No one wants a super-state""The euro will deliver stability""Opposition to EU integration means isolationism""Winston Churchill wanted Britain in a United Europe""France is no less French, Germany no less German, within the EU""The UK derives enormous benefits from EU funding""Commission Vice President Neil Kinnock is reforming the EU institutions and rooting out graft""It would be an economic disaster for Britain to leave the EU""Continental economies outperform the UK""The EU doesn't have rules about straight bananas - it's a Euro-sceptic myth" Those who espouse the cause of European integration have a range of suspect propositions which...
  • Dear Mr. Moyers

    02/20/2005 10:01:53 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 185+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb, 20, 2005 | Michael Curran
    Dear Mr. Moyers: I’ve been meaning to write you for quite some time, in fact, if the truth were known, I originally intended to communicate with you in 1964, when as Special Assistant to Lyndon Johnson, you approved that television ad showing a small girl picking daisy petals as a nuclear blast in the background foreshadows, not only her demise but also, the deaths of thousands. Johnson’s voice then came on to tell us, “…We must love each other or we must die.” [!] Were you trying to set new standards for your successors in coming elections? At any rate,...
  • DUer: Someone PLEASE check out possible Gannon/"Buckhead" connection

    02/18/2005 11:25:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 82 replies · 1,866+ views
    The DUmp | 2/18/05 GarySeven (466 posts) Fri Feb-18-05 10:21 PM Original message Someone PLEASE check out possible Gannon/"Buckhead" connection I don't have the capability of doing this, but some of you sneaky bastards do. If Gannon is the source of the TANG documents, which were an obvious White House plant, then there MUST be some connection between Gannon and "Buckhead" the Freeper blogger who raised questions about the typefont used in the documents. Remember, "Buckhead" has been identified as Harry MacDougald, an Atlanta attorney (Buckhead is a suburb of Atlanta). He is a member of the Federalist Society and is on the...