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  • Major Crandall's Honor

    02/26/2007 12:47:04 PM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 54 replies · 1,933+ views
    National Review - The Corner ^ | Feb. 26, 2007 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    From just a little earlier today at the White House: THE PRESIDENT: Welcome. I am pleased that you all are here on a very special day. Presenting the Medal of Honor is one of the great privileges for the President. The medal is the highest military decoration a President can confer. This medal is awarded for actions above and beyond the call of duty... If Major Crandall had stopped here he would have been a hero. But he didn't stop. He flew back into X-Ray again and again. Fourteen times he flew into what they called the Valley of Death....
  • A short history of self-esteem

    02/14/2007 2:04:54 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 26 replies · 3,035+ views
    Cener for Confidence UK ^ | 2006 | Carol Craig
    The rise of the self-esteem movement From the late 1960s on self-esteem became a fashionable and influential idea. One of the first exponents was a young psychology professor called Stanley Coopersmith from California. A more influential figure was Nathaniel Branden. Branden was a psychtherapist and devotee of the philosopher Ayn Rand. He has written countless books on self-esteem and is considered the intellectual father of the self-esteem movement. As we shall see in another section, Branden’s work is sophisticated and his definition of self-esteem, and notions of how it can be boosted, is a far cry from the exhortations to...
  • Are Protestants Heretics?

    02/01/2007 5:52:17 PM PST · by AlbionGirl · 26 replies · 694+ views
    First Things ^ | Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 10:42 AM | By Edward T. Oakes, S.J.
    My lucubrations for today’s webposting would like to argue just this one single point: Doctrinal clarity is lost when Catholics call Protestant heretics. To be sure, that habit of unthinkingly hurling accusations of heresy at Protestants pretty much died out after the Second Vatican Council, when talk of “separated brethren” became all the rage. But a random spot-check of some Catholic blogsites of a conservative bent–where heresy is often used as the term of choice when these bloggers are in their Colonel Blimp harumphing mood–tells me it’s time for some clarity here. Which prompts the following reflections. First of all,...
  • Unusual vapor trail causes speculation[Top-Secret 'pulse jet' tests]

    01/15/2007 5:46:27 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 68 replies · 4,220+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 08 Jan 2007 | Jim DeBrosse
    A photograph taken in Beavercreek has some hoping it's proof of top-secret 'pulse jet' tests. BEAVERCREEK — A Beavercreek man's photograph of an unusual aircraft condensation trail has sparked a high-flying debate among scientists and aviation fans over whether the Air Force or NASA is flying an aerospace vehicle with an exotic new propulsion system. The photo of the vapor trail, taken Nov. 10 by amateur meteorologist Bill Telzerow from his backyard, shows a distinctive "doughnuts-on-a-rope" shape. The photo has raised questions about whether an experimental propulsion system that uses pulse detonation engine technology is being tested here. The propulsion...
  • Changing the Tunes to Get Teens to Church

    10/26/2006 5:38:37 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02 · 28 replies · 695+ views
    www.9wsyr.com ^ | 10/26/06 | ALPHA-8-25-02
    Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – It’s not often that Catholic churches turn into rock concerts, but that’s what’s been happening Wednesdays at St. Michael’s on Onondaga Hill. Wednesday nights are revived thanks to a man who says kids relate to an MTV-style church. Justin Fatica moved to Syracuse about a year ago with a challenge: to inspire Middle and High Schoolers to care about God and each other. One day he wants to transplant the pews in stadium seating. “I told people that and they laughed at me,” he says, “Even my bosses were like, you're going to get hundreds of kids...
  • United Church of Christ's National Office Hosts Terrorist Art Exhibit

    10/17/2006 5:29:50 PM PDT · by AllTheRage · 14 replies · 365+ views
    UCCtruths.com ^ | October 17, 2006 | James Hutchins
    No issue has bothered me more than the UCC's relationship with convicted Puerto Rican terrorists that are responsible for over 150 bombings in the U.S. during the 70's and 80's. There is no moral or theological reason for defending members of this group who have killed and injured dozens of people. What is further shocking and completely contradictory to any of our beliefs is that there is no record (in the nearly 30 years that the UCC has been advocating for these terrorists) that our denomination ever reached out to the victims of FALN violence. From November 16 until December...
  • The Myth of Thomas Szasz

    10/04/2006 6:06:27 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 17 replies · 969+ views
    The New Atlantis ^ | Summer 2006 | Jeffrey Oliver
    By the 1960s, American institutional psychiatry was a very large elephant caught in a seemingly inexhaustible growth spurt. “Nothing of human concern is really outside psychiatry,” proclaimed Dr. Karl Menninger, the profession’s unofficial dean. “So in one sense I have no hobbies. They are all part of my work.” This was to be the beginning of a golden age in psychiatry’s relationship with the American public. Psychoanalysis was busily remaking psychiatry after its own image—a new medicine born equally of natural and spiritual sciences. Practitioners were more than mere medics, they were soul doctors. The profession, as one practitioner predicted,...
  • Indict the New York Times ("The Newspaper Of Record[ed] Treasonous Acts")

    09/29/2006 4:21:25 AM PDT · by seasoned traditionalist · 13 replies · 975+ views
    Front Page Magazine | September 29, 2006 | Mark Holtzer
    It is an article of faith on the Left and among its fellow travelers that the Bush administration stole two elections, made war on Iraq for venal reasons, tortured hapless foreigners, and conducted illegal surveillance of innocent Americans. A corollary of this mindset is that the press, primarily the Washington Post and The New York Times, has a right, indeed a duty, to print whatever they want about the administration—even if the information compromises national security. Not true. The press is not exempt from laws that apply to everyone else. The press is not exempt from laws protecting our national...
  • Taxes Take Chunk of Bartender's Hefty Tip

    09/08/2006 12:38:51 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 45 replies · 2,681+ views
    http://articles.news.aol.com/ ^ | 9 7 06 | associated press
    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (Sept. 7) - A bartender who last week was left a $10,000 tip by a regular customer now has more than the excitement of the offer: she has the cash. Cindy Kienow received a check Tuesday from Applebee's franchise owner JS Ventures Inc. for about $6,300, her share of the tip after taxes. The customer gave Kienow the hefty tip Aug. 27 on a $26 meal. But since he paid by credit card, the restaurant wanted to make sure it was a valid charge before giving Kienow the money. "I've had a lot of fun," Kienow said of...
  • Desperate Flight Of Failed British Suicide Bomber

    09/05/2006 6:49:55 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 851+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-6-2006 | Nick Britten
    Desperate flight of failed British suicide bomber By Nick Britten (Filed: 06/09/2006) Britain's first suicide bomber fought with locals, escaped being held at knife point and evaded a huge police manhunt after his mission to blow up a cafe failed, an inquest heard yesterday. Attempts by Omar Sharif to escape justice after his botched attack in Israel were disclosed for the first time Sharif, 27, from Derby, and another Briton, Asif Hanif, 21, from Hounslow, west London, travelled to the Middle East in 2003 intent on blowing themselves up. As Hanif's bomb went off, killing three people and injuring 65...
  • IRS Announces Refund of Telephone Taxes

    08/31/2006 10:18:10 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 38 replies · 1,723+ views
    http://articles.news.aol.com ^ | 8 31 06 | MARY DALRYMPLE
    WASHINGTON (Aug. 31) - Consumers can claim a standard $30 to $60 refund next year for a tax on long-distance telephone calls that the government declared invalid, the Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday. Telephone customers had been paying the 3 percent federal excise tax on local and long-distance service. The government this month stopped collecting the tax on long-distance calls after businesses repeatedly fought the tax in court and won. Next year, consumers can use their 2006 tax returns to claim a refund on long-distance telephone taxes paid since March 2003. The standard refund starts at $30 and increases by...
  • Israel becomes fodder in US congressional war

    08/16/2006 5:29:25 PM PDT · by familyop · 12 replies · 454+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 17AUG06 | DAVID J. SILVERMAN/JTA
    When is asking "is it good for Israel" not so good for Israel? Democrats and Republicans, politicking hard ahead of midterm elections that could end Republican control of the US Congress, are battling over which party was more supportive of Israel in its war with Hizbullah in Lebanon. "Republicans only offer support to Israel when they think that they'll get something for it," Democrats howled after the Republican-led Congress feted Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister who stood with Hizbullah in the recent conflict. A ranking Democrat "is publicly supporting a terrorist organization," Republicans barked back after Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.)...
  • Ignatius stops sale of Charlotte Church works after singer's TV pilot

    08/14/2006 12:07:57 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 197 replies · 7,786+ views
    http://www.catholic.org/ ^ | 8 14 06 | Simon Caldwell
    LONDON - The U.S. publishing company Ignatius Press has refused to sell any works by Welsh singer Charlotte Church after she called German-born Pope Benedict XVI a Nazi and mocked the Catholic Church. The directors of Ignatius Press said they were offended when the Welsh singer mocked the Catholic Church in the pilot of a proposed eight-part television chat show. Church, dubbed the "Voice of an Angel" before she turned her talents to popular music, also dressed up as a nun and pretended to hallucinate while eating "communion" wafers imprinted with smiling faces signifying the drug Ecstasy. She smashed open...
  • Rare Photo of Florence Nightingale Shown

    08/07/2006 7:34:18 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 2,840+ views
    http://articles.news.aol.com ^ | 8 7 06 | aolnews.com
    LONDON (Aug. 7) - A rare photograph of Florence Nightingale went on display Monday to mark the 150th anniversary of the famous nurse's return to Britain from the Crimean War. The faded black-and-white photo, taken in May 1858, shows Nightingale reading on the grounds of her family home in Hampshire, southwest of London. It is one of only eight known photographs of one of nursing's most important figures. She shunned publicity, believing it would detract from her efforts to improve conditions in British hospitals. The photograph, which is going on show at the Florence Nightingale Museum in London, was taken...
  • What the British Jews think of Israel's war

    08/05/2006 9:54:58 PM PDT · by familyop · 13 replies · 1,285+ views
    The Times Online (UK) ^ | 06AUG06 | David Rowan
    There are doubts about tactics, but also resentment of media bias, says David Rowan When two shipwrecked Jews were finally discovered on a tiny desert island their rescuers could not understand why they had spent their days building three synagogues. “Isn’t it obvious?” one of the dishevelled survivors shrugged. “An Orthodox one for me, a Reform one for him — and a third that neither of us would ever set foot in.” When I began editing The Jewish Chronicle three months ago I was warned that this ever-so-slightly opinionated community of 300,000 or so people might drive me to empathise...
  • Mel Gibson link to Aussie anti-Semitic group

    08/05/2006 3:42:51 PM PDT · by familyop · 32 replies · 1,200+ views
    Melbourne Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | 06AUG06 | LINCOLN WRIGHT
    MEL Gibson once had close links to the Australian League of Rights, a Far Right group notorious for its anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and Holocaust denial. The league claims the world is run by a secret society of Jews. The Hollywood star's foray into Far Right activist politics in Australia occurred in 1987 when he campaigned for a friend, Rob Taylor, who stood unsuccessfully for the northern Victorian federal seat of Indi. Charles Pinwill, a former Queensland state director of the League of Rights, said he knew Gibson's father, Hutton, and said Gibson was interested in the league's ideas. "They were...
  • More Pieces Of Hidden Bog Book Found (Psalms)

    08/05/2006 12:19:38 PM PDT · by blam · 59 replies · 1,477+ views
    Irish Times ^ | 8-5-2006 | Sean Mac Connell
    More pieces of hidden bog book found More fragments of an ancient manuscript concealed in a Co Tipperary bog over 1,000 years ago with a view to later recovery, have been found by the National Museum of Ireland, writes Seán Mac Connell The discoveries also include a fine leather pouch in which the manuscript was originally kept. Museum experts have excavated the site at Faddan More, in north Tipperary, since the discovery of the manuscript last month by excavator driver Eddie Fogarty. He found the book on July 20th while digging peat on a bog owned by brothers Kevin and...
  • The Glover Tape Caught in the Act of Innocence

    07/27/2006 11:08:23 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 1,449+ views
    JPFO began our campaign to "Boot the BATFE" (www.jpfo.org/bootbatfe.htm) in January of 2005. The instigating factor was a tape we received, a tape that indisputably showed BATFE agents attempting to frame an innocent gun owner, John Glover. That tape -- which we promptly copied and began distributing as _BATFE Fails the Test_ (www.jpfo.org/batfevideo.htm) -- was something the BATFE _never_ intended you to see. Thanks to it, the charges against Glover were dropped and all but one of his firearms returned. Eighteen months later, we offer you something else the BATFE was hoping wouldn't get out: John Glover's story, straight from...
  • The Irrelevant U.N.

    07/23/2006 2:29:57 PM PDT · by jennivinson · 13 replies · 672+ views
    1440 KEYS AM Radio ^ | January 4, 2005 | Jenni Vinson Trejo
    The Irrelevant UN By Jenni Vinson Trejo January 4, 2005 On January 8, 1918 President Woodrow Wilson explained to the US House and Senate that the world had gotten smaller and that nations now affected each other so we needed to form a group of nations who agreed to work together. The world was embroiled in World War I. Wilson put forth fourteen points intended to serve as the basis for an alliance and world peace. Point 14 says: "A general association of nations should be formed on the basis of covenants designed to create mutual guarantees of the political...
  • Disco Pirates? Has hollywood gone too far?

    Obviously pirates are hot right now, but how far will Hollywood go to cash in on the craze? Are we going to have to endure Pirates the musical pretty soon? The link to this short video suggests perhaps we will. http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?&ei=UTF-8&gid=g_af2533de687059f0dce14880e5ed20e5.af2533de687059f0dce14880e5ed20e5&b=0&vid=af2533de687059f0dce14880e5ed20e5.601451&rurl=video.yahoo.com&vdone=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.yahoo.com%2Fvideo%2Fgroup%3Fei%3DUTF-8%26gid%3Dg_af2533de687059f0dce14880e5ed20e5.af2533de687059f0dce14880e5ed20e5&vback=Channel
  • Parents Jailed in Starving of 3 S.C. Kids(5yo wieghed 20lbs,8yo 40lbs,7yo 32 lbs)

    07/16/2006 2:55:19 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 23 replies · 1,231+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 7 16 06 | Associated Press
    LYMAN, S.C. - A couple was jailed on felony charges after police discovered their three adopted sons were severely malnourished, including a 5-year-old boy who weighed less than 20 pounds. An 8-year-old brother weighed less than 40 pounds and a 7-year-old brother weighed about 32 pounds when police found them Thursday. The boys also were treated for bruises, scratches, burns and head lice. Two of the boys told officers they were tied up to be kept from food in the mobile home. Dennis McCurry, 30, and Molly McCurry, 29, were each charged with three counts of intentional infliction of great...
  • The Party Of John F. Kennedy

    07/07/2006 5:50:56 AM PDT · by jennivinson · 12 replies · 1,026+ views
    1440 KEYS AM Radio ^ | July 7, 2006 | Jenni Vinson Trejo
    The Party Of John F. Kennedy By Jenni Vinson Trejo July 7, 2006 Former President Bill Clinton spoke to the Democratic Leadership Council back on December 3, 2002. Clinton has always been politically astute. Most of what he warned his party of seems to have been prophetic. He was speaking to the Democrats after the loss of the Presidency and months after 9-11 had occurred. The following are excerpts from the speech he gave. “First, I don't think you can underestimate the impact of the psychological toll of September 11th on the American people. We long to be united and...
  • Schwarzenegger ripped as 'part of the problem' (Tom Tancredo attacks California governor...)

    07/04/2006 9:27:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 125 replies · 1,689+ views
    WND ^ | July 4, 2006 | Staff
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is "part of the problem" of illegal immigration into the United States. That according to Rep. Tom Tancredo, a fellow Republican, who blasted Schwarzenegger's reluctance to secure the California-Mexico border with additional National Guard troops, despite such a request from President Bush. Appearing on "The Big Story" on the Fox News Channel, the Colorado congressman and author of the just-released book "In Mortal Danger" was asked by host Julie Banderas, "What do you think about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger not upholding the president's wishes?" "I'm very disappointed in it, of course," responded Tancredo. "Disappointed in the fact...
  • Britain falls out of love with America [Survey for The Telegraph.]

    07/03/2006 9:26:03 PM PDT · by familyop · 202 replies · 3,183+ views
    The Telegraph (Britain) ^ | 03JUL06 | Anthony King
    Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, when Americans celebrate Independence Day. But a YouGov survey for The Daily Telegraph suggests that the Stars and Stripes will be flying at half mast in the eyes of most Britons. There has probably never been a time when America was held in such low esteem on this side of the Atlantic. A majority of Britons think American culture and the actions of the present American administration are making the world a worse place to live in, and almost no one believes America is now, if it ever was, a beacon to the world....
  • Pennies May Soon Be a Thing of the Past

    07/02/2006 9:43:43 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 63 replies · 1,660+ views
    http://articles.news.aol.com/ ^ | 4 3 06 | JEFF DONN
    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (July 2) - In this village settled by thrifty Pilgrims, you can still buy penny candy for a penny, but tourist Alan Ferguson doubts he'll be able to dig any 1-cent pieces out of his pockets. He rarely carries pennies because "they take up a lot of room for how much value they have." Instead, like so many other Americans, he dumps his pennies into a bucket back home in Sarasota, Fla. Pity the poor penny! It packs so little value that merry kids chuck pennies into the fountain near the candy store, just to watch them splash...
  • Poll shows Muslims in Britain are the most anti-western in Europe

    06/25/2006 3:52:24 AM PDT · by familyop · 7 replies · 480+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 23JUN06 | Julian Borger
    The poll found that 63% of all Britons had a favourable opinion of Muslims, down slightly from 67% in 2004 . . . Attitudes in Britain were more positive than in the US, Germany and Spain (where the popularity of Muslims has plummeted to 29%), and about the same as in France. Less than a third of British non-Muslims said they viewed Muslims as violent, significantly fewer than non-Muslims in Spain (60%), Germany (52%), the US (45%) and France (41%) . . . only 32% of Muslims in Britain had a favourable opinion of Jews, compared with 71% of French...
  • British Muslims ‘most radicalised’

    06/25/2006 4:05:50 AM PDT · by familyop · 7 replies · 600+ views
    Irish Examiner ^ | 24JUN06 | Rachel Williams
    BRITISH Muslims are more radicalised than those in several other major western European nations, according to the authors of a new global poll. The Pew Global Attitudes Report found Muslims in Britain were more likely than their counterparts in France, Germany and Spain to feel there was a conflict between being devout and living in modern society. They were also the most likely of the groups in the three countries to say Arabs did not carry out the September 11 attacks. Their opinion of Westerners was lower and more of them described relations between Westerners and Muslims as bad. Almost...
  • BSE could incubate in people 50 years or more before symptoms show: study

    06/22/2006 9:52:41 PM PDT · by familyop · 12 replies · 769+ views
    Canada.com (The Canadian Press) ^ | 22JUN06 | Sheryl Ubelacker
    TORONTO (CP) - It could take half a century or more for someone infected with prions - the cause of mad cow-like diseases - to start showing symptoms, say researchers, who drew that conclusion after studying a similar illness among Papua New Guinean people who once feasted on their dead. Their findings suggest that the number of human cases of variant Creutzfeld-Jacob disease (vCJD) could end up being much larger than originally suspected, say the researchers, whose study is published in Friday's edition of The Lancet. With 160 cases, the United Kingdom has the highest number of recorded cases in...
  • VANITY - "Lion of Judah" and "Croatia"

    06/22/2006 6:56:58 AM PDT · by PureSolace · 10 replies · 622+ views
    right now! | Me, Myself and I
    Hi all. I just received a really cryptic message from a friend of mine traveling through Europe. (Around the croatian / serbian area.) In her message, she requested that I find information of (I guess it's a phrase) "Lion of Judah" and what it might have to do with "Croatia". I've been googling this all morning, and So far All I can find are things to do with Ethiopia's flag, Rastafarians and Ancient Israel stuff... but nothing that ties "Lion of Judah" to "Croatia". Maybe "Lion of Judah" is a local company there? or Religious meeting place? or some sort...
  • Police Union to Call for Ethics Probe of Rep. McKinney

    06/19/2006 4:28:33 PM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 20 replies · 1,059+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, June 19, 2006 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Police labor officials, angry over a federal grand jury's refusal to indict Rep. Cynthia McKinney for assaulting a police officer, said Monday they want the House ethics committee to review her conduct. And they said the grand jury's decision last week sent the message that "it's okay to hit a police officer." "We hope that members of Congress will review her actions in light of their rules within their own ethics committee," Andrew Maybo, chairman of the U.S. Capitol Police Labor Committee, told reporters Monday at a news conference in Washington.
  • 1 of 2 Indiana Brothers Found Dead

    06/14/2006 6:58:21 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 1,059+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 6 14 06 | associated press
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - One of two young boys allegedly abducted by their father was found dead in a lake Wednesday, and the other boy and their father were found nearby with knife wounds, authorities said. Katron Walker, 32, had cut his own throat and stabbed himself in the chest, Terre Haute Police Sgt. David Smith said. His 2-year-old son, Monte, was also hospitalized with injuries. Police were called to the lake early Wednesday after a resident recognized Walker's van from an Amber Alert and spotted him with the boys. "He was running from a trailer and had both boys...
  • Affinities Of The Paleoindians

    06/13/2006 2:20:25 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 599+ views
    Antiquity Of Man ^ | Mikey Brass
    Affinities of the Paleoindians by Mikey Brass I would like to make it clear from the start that my knowledge of the early occupation of the Americas is very limited. It is a peripheral interest of mine. I don't feel competent enough to make many pronouncements on the late Pleistocene timing of the migration(s) from north-east Asia into the Americas. Instead I focus primarily here on showing, contrary to reports eminating from both pseudoscientific and unfortunately some portions of mainstream archaeology, that the origins of the Paleoindians lay in mainland Asia. Christy Turner has identified what he terms the "Mongoloid...
  • Jonah Goldberg: The price of 'nice' for Canada

    06/09/2006 6:07:46 AM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 6 replies · 803+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 8, 2006 | Jonah Goldberg
    Our northern neighbor thinks being all multicultural and sucking up to the United Nations will keep the terrorists away. Think again. A FEW YEARS AGO I wrote a cover story for National Review with the subtle and nuanced title, "Bomb Canada: The Case for War." It caused quite a stir up there. My argument at the time was that Canada needed to be slapped out of its delusions and forced to stand up for itself in ways other than the Potemkin courage it shows in "standing up" to the United States. Had I thought of it at the time, maybe...
  • Top police warned of DNA legal breach

    06/07/2006 12:14:39 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 507+ views
    A SENIOR adviser to Police Commissioner Mal Hyde knew two years ago police were breaking strict laws controlling the State's DNA database but did not suspend its operation, court documents have revealed. Transcripts of closed hearings held earlier this year during the prosecution of a suspected armed robber show hundreds of DNA samples instead were sent to a special police taskforce, Operation Helix, which used DNA to arrest more than 150 people over 1100 unsolved crimes. Among police documents suppressed during the hearings were reports prepared for Assistant Commissioner of Crime Madeleine Glynn. The criminal barrister who obtained the documents...
  • <b>USA Citizens Day - July 1st Rally to Stop Illegal Immigration</b>

    05/24/2006 2:27:38 PM PDT · by Angelina211 · 5 replies · 845+ views
    CitizenDay.net ^ | 5/23/2006 | CitizenDay
    USA Citizens Day - July 1st Immigration Control Rally Nationwide Rally on Saturday, July 1st, at noon, at your City HallMay 1st - Million of Illegal Aliens Marched in our StreetsTwelve million illegal aliens demonstrated their political power, and declared May 1st to be A Day Without Undocumented Workers ( illegal aliens ). They boycotted the USA, all US businesses and institutions. Millions of them marched in our streets, carried Mexican flags, shouted "Si se puede!", and demanded new laws from our Congress. July 1st - U.S. Citizens Nationwide Rally for Immigration ControlRally to stop our continuous invasion by...
  • Rumors of death greatly exaggerated: US humorist Buchwald

    05/23/2006 11:37:10 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 706+ views
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 5 23 06 | yahoo news
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Months beyond what was to be a three-week deathwatch, US humorist Art Buchwald is frustrated: rather than passing away quickly as his doctors predicted, he has to start shaving again, rewrite his will, and change his funeral plans. And get a new cellphone. But Buchwald, the Washington Post columnist who was diagnosed with fatal kidney disease early this year, said Tuesday in the paper that his unexpectedly long-lived last weeks haven't been so bad -- his doctor has now prescribed a holiday to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island resort. "I never realized dying was so much fun,"...
  • The Alligator Is Not a Man-Eater Unless,of Course,It's Feeling Hungry

    05/22/2006 2:13:10 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 1,302+ views
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 5 18 06 | Ken Ringle
    Nature, it should be pointed out, always bats last. This is true even in Florida, where, as novelist Carl Hiaasen makes clear, life is more than a little surreal, and where three people were recently attacked and killed by alligators in less than a week. Previously, 17 people had died from alligator attacks in Florida since 1948. There is no record in the United States of three fatal alligator attacks in one year, much less in one week in one state. So something clearly is going on in Florida. Yesterday, as if to emphasize Hiaasen's point, an alligator walked through...
  • Some of Columbus' Bones Buried in Spain

    05/20/2006 2:47:22 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 10 replies · 564+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 5 20 06 | DANIEL WOOLLS
    MADRID, Spain - Scientists said Friday they have confirmed that at least some of Christopher Columbus' remains were buried inside a Spanish cathedral, a discovery that could help end a century-old debate over the explorer's final resting place. DNA samples from 500-year-old bone slivers could contradict the Dominican Republic's competing claim that the explorer was laid to rest in the New World, said Marcial Castro, a Seville-area historian and high school teacher who devised the study that began in 2002. However, some of Columbus' remains also could have been buried in the Dominican Republic, he said. The announcement came a...
  • UNC attacker: 'I aimed to exact casualties' (Mohammed Atta one of my role models)

    05/13/2006 4:17:44 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 39 replies · 1,631+ views
    http://www.charlotte.com/ ^ | 5 12 06 | Observer Staff
    CHAPEL HILL - A man charged with trying to kill students at the University of North Carolina by driving through a popular campus gathering spot says in a series of letters he does not deserve punishment. He also talks about his youth in Charlotte, referring at one point to a school fight he said he started at Myers Park Traditional Elementary School. And he refers to Mohammed Atta, ringleader of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, aqs "one of my role models." Mohammed Taheri-azar is accused of driving a Jeep Cherokee into a crowd of students gathered at...
  • Navy to Present Medal of Honor to Family of World War II Vet

    05/12/2006 5:06:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 1,037+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 11, 2006 | Lt. Chris Servello
    SPLIT, Croatia, May 11, 2006 – The Croatian family of a U.S. Navy enlisted man will accept a posthumous Medal of Honor here next week for the man's heroism during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Navy Adm. Harry Ulrich, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe, will present a posthumously awarded Medal of Honor to the family of Chief Watertender Peter Tomich at a ceremony May 18. Retired Croatian army Lt. Col. Srecko Herceg Tonic will receive the U.S. military's highest award on behalf of the Tomich family. Tomich, a U.S. citizen of Croatian heritage, served in the U.S. Navy...
  • Tsunami Risk Of Asteroid Strikes Revealed

    05/12/2006 11:49:03 AM PDT · by blam · 99 replies · 2,019+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5-12-2006 | Jeff Hecht
    Tsunami risk of asteroid strikes revealed 18:18 12 May 2006 NewScientist.com news service Jeff Hecht The researchers modelled the asteroid impact believed to have led to the demise of the dinosaurs – this frame shows tsunami wave heights 4 hours after the impact of the 10-kilomtre-wide asteroid (Image: Steve Ward)Related Articles Tsunamis triggered by asteroid impacts cause a disaster similar to the 2004 Asian tsunami once every 6000 years on average, according to the first detailed analysis of their effects. Researchers have assumed that tsunamis would make ocean impacts more deadly than those on land. But Steve Chesley at the...
  • R.I. Democrats back Rep. Kennedy's re-election

    05/09/2006 8:24:47 AM PDT · by Paloma_55 · 33 replies · 740+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 05/09/06 | Not Provided
    Party endorses lawmaker receiving drug treatment after Capitol crash Updated: 10:03 a.m. ET May 9, 2006 WEST WARWICK, R.I. - Democrats endorsed an absent Rep. Patrick Kennedy, being treated for addiction to prescription pain drugs, for re-election Monday night at their state convention. Kennedy checked into the Mayo Clinic on Friday for his second stay in less than five months after a middle-of-the-night car crash near the Capitol on Thursday that he said he couldn’t remember. It was his second car crash in three weeks. Republicans have said Kennedy should step aside because he can’t fulfill his duties. But Democratic...
  • Israeli Arabs Plan Mass-Mourning of Israel's Founding in Lod

    05/07/2006 5:14:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 576+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | May 07, '06 | Ezra HaLevi
    There is opposition to a plan by Israeli Arabs to march in the center of the Israeli city of Lod to mourn the "catastrophe" of Israel's creation. Residents of Lod filed a request with Lod Police Commander Amichai Eshed to prevent a public observance in the city on May 15th (the anniversary of the end of the British Mandate) of Al-Nakba – which is Arabic for "The Catastrophe," a reference to the founding of the State of Israel. They wrote in their letter that, "Nakba Day testifies more than anything to the disloyalty of Palestinians in Israel to the right...
  • Baghdad Morgue Struggles To Cope With Flow Of Bodies

    05/04/2006 7:33:59 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 424+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-5-2006 | Oliver Poole
    Baghdad morgue struggles to cope with flow of bodies By Oliver Poole in Baghdad (Filed: 05/05/2006) The month after the bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra was the bloodiest in Baghdad's modern history, with 1,294 bodies arriving at the city's morgue. Ninety per cent had been shot, said the facility's deputy director, Dr Qaiss Hassan, as official figures were released of the carnage that came after the destruction of the revered Shia holy site on Feb 22. A coffin arrives at the morgue There was a wave of tit-for-tat sectarian killings as Shia mobs rampaged through the Iraqi capital,...
  • Calif. to Ban Unlicensed Use of Ultrasounds

    05/04/2006 7:24:46 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 51 replies · 996+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 5 4 06 | Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Assembly has voted to restrict the use of ultrasound machines for personal use, approving a bill that would allow them to be sold only to licensed professionals. Democratic Assemblyman Ted Lieu introduced the bill after "Mission: Impossible III" star Tom Cruise bought an ultrasound machine to see images of his unborn child. The actor's fiancee, Katie Holmes, gave birth to the couple's daughter, Suri, last month in Los Angeles. Doctors and technologists typically receive years of training to perform ultrasound exams, which help obstetricians check a baby's health. Cruise was criticized by doctors who said...
  • Plame Revealed to be Working on Iran's Nuclear File [Incompetence Alert]

    05/03/2006 7:43:20 PM PDT · by familyop · 31 replies · 1,206+ views
    Anadolu News Agency by way of Zaman (Turkey) ^ | 03MAY06 | Anadolu News Agency
    In the leak scandal that led to five indictments for a top-level White House official, reports this week cite that former US Central Intelligence Agency employee Valerie Plame was allegedly following Iran's nuclear activities before her identity was revealed. Democrat Party Senator Frank Lautenberg, in a letter to CIA Director Porter Goss, asked for an evaluation of the harm outing Plame has caused. In the letter, the Senator reminds Director Goss of recent news stories which report that before Plame was outed, she participated in intelligence works on the Iranian nuclear dossier, and her subsequent outing gravely jeopardized the US’...
  • Ozone layer shows signs of recovery: scientists

    05/03/2006 4:44:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 914+ views
    My Way News ^ | May 3, 2006 | Patricia Reaney
    LONDON (Reuters) - The ozone layer is showing signs of recovering, thanks to a drop in ozone-depleting chemicals, but it is unlikely to stabilize at pre-1980 levels, researchers said on Wednesday. Depletion of the earth's protective ozone layer is caused by the chemical action of chlorine and bromine released by man-made chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which are used in aerosol sprays and cooling equipment. Ozone-depleting chemicals were banned by the 1987 Montreal Protocol which has now been ratified by 180 nations. "We now have some confidence that the ozone layer is responding to the decreases in chlorine levels in the atmosphere due...
  • World Cup Fans Warned Of Race Attacks (Germany)

    04/29/2006 6:06:36 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 1,292+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-30-2006 | Bojan Pancevski
    World Cup fans warned of race attacks By Bojan Pancevski in Berlin (Filed: 30/04/2006) Black visitors to the World Cup in Germany are being warned to stay clear of parts of the country where they could be at risk of racist attacks. A "no-go" map, with a focus on the capital Berlin, will be posted on a website and printed in brochures for distribution to thousands of visitors of African and Asian origin. The document was drawn up by the Africa Council, an umbrella organisation of African community groups and activists in Germany, following concern over an incident on Easter...
  • Russia to be neutral in possible Iran-US armed conflict

    04/20/2006 1:21:50 AM PDT · by familyop · 33 replies · 2,478+ views
    Itar-Tass ^ | 19APR06 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, April 19 (Itar-Tass) - Russia will maintain neutrality in a possible armed conflict between Iran and the United States, Russian army chief of staff Yuri Baluyevsky stated on Wednesday, as he was answering Itar-Tass questions. "Unequivocally, and I'm saying it as chief of the General Staff, Russia will not be offering the use of its armed forces on this or that side," Gen Baluyevsky said. He called for resolving the Iranian nuclear problems through negotiations. "A diplomatic solution of the Iranian nuclear problem is the only right path; one should walk on it, the nuclear problem should be resolved...
  • F-15 'show of force' saves Army ground troops

    04/14/2006 5:05:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 57 replies · 2,229+ views
    4/13/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA -- “It’s so frustrating to come under attack, and see another one of our soldiers hurt,” said “AJ,” a Joint Terminal Attack Controller who supports the U.S. Army infantry in Iraq. “This time one of our guys lost a leg and several fingers,” said the major. “But it could have been worse if the Strike Eagles hadn’t arrived on the scene.” While hundreds of F-15E sorties fly through the Iraqi skies in any given week supporting troops on the ground, this recent mission stands out in two 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron crews’ minds as particularly memorable....