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  • Fifty Years of Debasing Money

    07/21/2015 10:13:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 21, 2015 | Seth Lipsky
    The Coinage Act of 1965 marked the end of silver coins, contrary to what LBJ promised. July 23 marks the 50th anniversary of the Coinage Act of 1965, which stripped U.S. coins of silver and made legal tender out of base metal slugs. It’s an anniversary that comes at an apt time, as Congress considers monetary reform. ... The anniversary of the 1965 Coinage Act is a reminder of why reform is needed. Speaking from the White House Rose Garden, President Lyndon B. Johnson called the law he signed a “very rare and historic occasion.” It certainly was; it superseded...
  • Pro-gay marriage priest defrocked

    04/16/2013 1:22:15 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    The Tablet (UK) ^ | 16 April 2013 | The Tablet staff
    A priest in Argentina has been defrocked after voicing support in public for gay marriage. Nicolás Alessio was suspended in 2010 when the Government's same-sex marriage legislation was being debated. The legislation was bitterly opposed by the Church in Argentina, led by the then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who was elected Pope last month. A statement from Mr Alessio's local archdiocese of Córdoba said the decision to defrock him was made by the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy in February, during the pontificate of Benedict XVI. "Thirty years of service to God's people mean nothing," Mr Alessio said in response. "I...
  • All-American Muslim: A Programmed Deception

    11/14/2011 10:20:51 AM PST · by God'sgrrl · 35 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | November 14th, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ten years after the worst terrorist attack in American history, the Muslim terrorist is almost entirely absent from movies and television shows. He will show up on the evening news, when there’s no way around it, but when it comes to entertainment, the American TV viewer is fed a steady diet of movies and shows featuring positive depictions of Muslims. And that’s not just liberal bias at work. cont.
  • The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

    08/19/2010 6:18:04 AM PDT · by throwback · 446 replies · 1+ views
    Newsweek ^ | January 09, 2010 | Ted Olsen
    Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California's Proposition 8—the voter-approved measure that overturned California's constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex. My involvement in this case has generated a certain degree of consternation among conservatives. How could a politically active, lifelong Republican, a veteran of the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush administrations, challenge the "traditional" definition of marriage and press for an "activist" interpretation of the Constitution to create another "new" constitutional right? My answer to this seeming conundrum rests on...
  • Pro-Wall Street Democrat Takes On a House Veteran

    01/27/2010 6:08:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 617+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 27, 2010 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    She’s young, she just moved into the district and she is taking on an established and popular House Democrat in a primary bid she concedes is a huge gamble. She’s also a hedge fund lawyer, and proud of it. All that may not exactly excite liberal primary voters. But Reshma Saujani, 34, has won the backing of some prominent Democratic donors for her bid to topple Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, a challenge that is turning heads on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and antagonizing some of New York’s best-known feminists. It is a campaign steeped in identity politics —...
  • History's Mystery: Did Boudicca's curse cause 6K Roman warriors to vanish without trace?

    04/25/2009 9:25:45 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 24 replies · 1,704+ views ^ | 24th April 2009 | William Napier
    Legion of the Damned: Did Boudicca's curse cause 6,000 of Rome's fiercest warriors to vanish without trace? Over the course of its ...1,000-year history, Ancient Rome gave rise to many extraordinary stories which live on to this day. ...No wonder Hollywood has always loved Rome, whose ...sheer spectacle have given rise to great epic movies from Ben-Hur to Gladiator. Mystery: The unexplained disappearance of the 6,000 legionaires from Ninth Legion in Scotland is the inspiration behind two competing filmsYet the latest movies... comes not from the heart of Rome, but from a remote northern province...we now call Scotland, but which...
  • Why I am not a moderate Muslim

    04/23/2007 9:16:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 39 replies · 1,205+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 23, 2007 | Asma Khalid
    Last month, three Muslim men were arrested in Britain in connection with the London bombings of July 2005. In light of such situations, a number of non-Muslims and Muslims alike yearn for "moderate," peace-loving Muslims to speak out against the violent acts sometimes perpetrated in the name of Islam. And to avoid association with terrorism, some Muslims adopt a "moderate" label to describe themselves. I am a Muslim who embraces peace. But, if we must attach stereotypical tags, I'd rather be considered "orthodox" than "moderate." "Moderate" implies that Muslims who are more orthodox are somehow backward and violent. And in...
  • Muslim Bloggers and Journalists Speak Out

    04/11/2007 11:03:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 842+ views ^ | April 11, 2007 | Henryk M. Broder
    Muslim journalists and bloggers across the Arab world are speaking out to promote civil society and women's rights in Islamic societies. But it is a hard struggle at times, with societal pressure and even fines to contend with. The first so-called "honor killing" that Rana Husseini wrote about was the case of a 16-year-old girl who was killed by one of her brothers after she had been raped by another brother. "The family blamed her, saying that she had 'seduced' the brother," Husseini recalls. That was in 1994 and Rana was only into her first few weeks of working as...
  • More bias at PBS

    04/11/2007 6:59:20 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 20 replies · 983+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 11 April 2007 | Thomas Lifson (comments)
    In what appears to be a case of outrageous censorship by publicly-funded PBS, a documentary film, prepared by a partnership including the estimable Frank Gaffney, on the struggle between moderate and radical Muslims has been deep-sixed. We print below a statement prepared by Mr. Gaffney on the situation. Read the linked article and the statement and decide for yourself whether PBS is behaving as the even-handed non-partisan entity it is supposed to be. The statement: Background ... Frank Gaffney was among those invited to submit a proposal for a documentary film about the world post-9/11 to the CPB... Shortly thereafter,...
  • A Call to Moderate Muslims

    04/11/2007 5:39:40 PM PDT · by Islamwatch · 10 replies · 719+ views
    islam-watch ^ | 10 April, 2007 | Amil Imani
    The hatred of Khomeini for the Jews surpassed that of Hitler. He proclaimed: "Israel must burn to ashes." It is from this command that his devoted pupil, the fascist president Ahmadinejad, gets his marching orders to “wipe Israel off the map.” Before Ahmadinejad, another president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, mullah Ali Akbar Refsanjani, announced that a nuclear exchange will destroy Israel while the Islamic world can tolerate and survive the damage. This sort of Armageddon thinking and agenda is not exclusive to the Shia Islamists. The Sunni jihadists’ program is just as regressive, oppressive, and violent. In conclusion,...
  • No such thing as failure for Marine flying casevac missions

    11/05/2005 5:11:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 307+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 5, 2005 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL TAQQADUM, Iraq (Nov. 5, 2005) -- Whether he is flying behind a .50 cal machine gun or turning wrenches on the flightline, three consecutive deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom have shaped him into an experienced sergeant of Marines. Sergeant Jason G. Hernandez, a crew chief and CH-46 Sea Knight mechanic with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161, has gone from a novice lance corporal to a sergeant the squadron’s sergeant major goes to for advice. “When I’m back home, I miss the rush. I miss the flying. I genuinely miss the mission,” said Hernandez, an Orange Park, Fla.,...

    12/20/2004 3:29:49 PM PST · by NewDestiny · 71 replies · 3,003+ views
    BOND (Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny) ^ | December 20, 2004 | Ermias Alemayehu
    Black Minister Says Blacks Should Celebrate Christmas and Reject Kwanzaa Los Angeles- "Black Christians should be outraged by recent attempts to stamp out Christianity from Christmas celebrations," said Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, founder and president of BOND (Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny). There have been numerous reports from across the country of public school administrators and city officials attempting to ban nativity scenes, Christmas carols, candy canes, and even Christmas trees from public places. Yet, the 'African' holiday Kwanzaa has become accepted as mainstream. Kwanzaa is taught in public schools, recognized by corporations, and even President George W. Bush...
  • Kerry Buys a Non-Existent Hunting License in Ohio

    10/18/2004 1:57:48 PM PDT · by Sad_Butler · 44 replies · 2,480+ views
    me, myself ^ | 10/18/04 | Sad_Butler
    The big news is that John Kerry went in a bait shop in Ohio, feigned bad English, and asked "can I get me a hunting license here?" His PR people say he paid $140 for it. He is apparently planning on coming back to kill a deer or something. I hope the game warden is there to arrest him when he does, because he will be POACHING. Check the Ohio DNR page for yourself. There is no $140 hunting license in Ohio. None at all. The relevant license Kerry would need is an annual nonresident license that sells for $125....