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  • New World Order, New Age Religion

    03/12/2011 2:58:25 PM PST · by betty boop · 887 replies · 2+ views
    self/vanity | March 12, 2011 | Jean F. Drew
    New World Order, New World Religion By Jean F. Drew     Executive Summary: Our thesis is the New World Order needs a “new age” religion to back it up. “Old age” religions obligate their followers to a moral code ill-suited to “new age” progressivist designs and purposes. So people worldwide need to be “re-trained” in the spirituality department. Perhaps a clue as to what sort of training this would be can be found at the United Nations itself. The U.N. has chartered two NGOs — World Goodwill and Lucis Trust — which serve as advisors to various U.N....
  • From Man Alive! - "Evaluating values."

    04/13/2012 10:46:43 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 6 replies
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 6. Evaluating values. The name philosophers give to any ethical doctrine promoting self-love or self-interest is egoism. I use that term myself to describe the system of ethics I am elaborating here, but I’m not crazy about it. First, most creeds that call themselves egoism actually refer to invalid ideas of the self whose interests are to be served. Either “self” is used to mean the reflexive idea of the bodily self or to self-identity – the object of sentences like “I clothe myself” or “I...
  • Fast to begin Monday to protest proposed GOP budget cuts (ex-rep. Tony Hall RAT-Ohio)

    03/27/2011 10:05:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/27/11 | Erik Wasson
    Fast to begin Monday to protest proposed GOP budget cutsBy Erik Wasson - 03/27/11 06:45 AM ET The heads of five anti-hunger organizations on Monday will lead open-ended fasts to protest proposed cuts to domestic and international food programs contained in the House-passed six month spending bill. Former Rep. Tony Hall (D-Ohio), the head of the Alliance to End Hunger, told The Hill Friday that Democrats are not doing enough to ensure the cuts do not become law, and he is fasting to give a “voice to the voiceless.” He will be joined in his water-only fast by Rev. David...
  • I figured out the liberal brain.

    03/27/2011 7:43:06 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 78 replies
    I could never understand how seemingly normal people could repeatedly vote for American hating socialists for president. (Carter, Clinton, Zero) Then it dawned on me. They want to be assured they can be whores and whoremongers, conceive children, murder said children, then return to partying. They want faggots to be accepted as normal people in a normal lifestyle. They don't care about the future of America. They care about their immorality. And all this time I've been trying to reason with these people on the basis of logic. There's no reasoning with animals.
  • Media Matters developing ‘opposition research’ on Fox, has list of ‘every single person’

    03/26/2011 10:34:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 119 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/26/11 | Steven Nelson
    Politico published an eye-opening report on Saturday by Ben Smith about “Media Matter’s war against Fox.” Smith wrote that the organization continues to transform itself into an exclusively Fox News-battling group.Media Matters founder David Brock told Politico that his organization’s activism has developed into a “strategy of containment.” This strategy includes extensive work to compile intelligence on the employees of the cable news channel. (Snip)“Somebody in that organization is giving us primary source documents.”
  • Hypocrite In Chief

    03/26/2011 9:57:15 PM PDT · by chatter4 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 27, 2011 | Chatter4
    Video August 2007 AFL-CIO Presidential Forum Obama puts a spin on his early remarks about invading Pakistan, and then claims the the American people should have a say in shaping our nation's foreign policy. Both he and Hillary Clinton speak of the importance of fighting Al Queda. Hillary Clinton said, " The last thing we need is to have Al Queda like followers in charge of Pakistan." Is it now OK to have Al Queda in charge of Libya? Now Obama is aiding Al Queda, a sworn enemy of the United States, in the overthrow of the sovereign nation of...
  • Noam Chomsky: Unhinged Nitwit

    03/24/2011 4:55:12 AM PDT · by EllisWashingtonReport · 26 replies
    www.EllisWashingtonReport.com ^ | 12/04/10 | Ellis Washington
    For years I have followed the controversial career of Noam Chomsky, MIT professor of Linguistics and prolific writer on political philosophy. A self-described "libertarian socialist," in my view an oxymoronic political philosophy, he summarizes as challenging all forms of authority and attempting to eliminate them if they are unjustified – for which the burden of proof is solely upon those who attempt to exert power. Fifty years since publishing his work on transformational grammar, "Syntactic Structures" (1957), Chomsky is viewed as a demigod among the progressive left and a demagogue to the conservative right. According to reconstructed '60s radical David...
  • Video: Bill Maher goes for the <strike>jugular</strike> crotch on Sarah Palin

    03/20/2011 8:57:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2011 | Ed Morrisey
    p>And of course, Bill Maher’s audience responds with delight over his bon mot (also at RCP): One might think paying for HBO as a premium cable channel would entitle subscribers to high-quality entertainment selections. But for an hour Friday night, viewers were treated to a little misogynistic locker room humor with the channel’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”On Friday night’s airing of the show, host Bill Maher took a shot at one of the left’s favorite targets, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, by contemplating her reaction to the tragic events that have unfolded in Japan over the past nine days....
  • It Took Humans Many Chilly Millennia to Master Fire

    03/14/2011 8:42:49 PM PDT · by decimon · 39 replies
    Live Science ^ | March 14, 2011 | Unknown
    Early humans may have moved north into the chilly latitudes of Europe hundreds of thousands of years before mastering a crucial technology: Fire. A survey of 141 archaeological sites in Europe found no evidence of habitual use of fire prior to about 400,000 years ago. Early humans arrived much earlier. Some archeological evidence indicates they arrived in southern Europe more than a million years ago, and the Happisburgh site in the northeastern part of England's Norfolk region contains stone tools dating back more than 800,000 years ago. Evidence for the use of fire – concentrations of ashes and charcoal, sediments...
  • Michael Moore labelled a 'communist' as he rallies protesters in Wisconsin... (NO WAY!)

    03/08/2011 1:38:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/07/11 | Mark Duell
    Michael Moore labelled a 'communist' as he rallies protesters in Wisconsin... and likens their plight to EgyptBy Mark Duell Last updated at 3:45 PM on 7th March 2011 A multi-millionaire liberal film-maker has compared the Wisconsin protests to Egypt’s revolt and told residents they are galvanising America against the wealthy elite. Michael Moore, 56, urged protesters this weekend to fight Republican efforts to trim trade union powers and said to thousands of them: ‘Madison is only the beginning’. His speech comes after he was criticised by business magnate Donald Trump, who said his views make him sound more like a...
  • Maher: Charlie Sheen's Childish, Nonsensical Behavior Like Sarah Palin on Coke

    03/05/2011 11:48:24 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 5, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    There must be something in Bill Maher's contract with HBO that requires him to make at least one joke about the former Alaska governor on every show. In his monologue beginning the most recent installment of "Real Time," the host said Charlie Sheen's childish, needlessly defensive, nonsensical behavior is like Sarah Palin on coke. BILL MAHER: What a week, right, people? I mean, this week Americans turned on their television sets and were witness to a pathetic disaster slowly unfolding. And then after the Oscars were over… [Laughter and applause] MAHER: …then Charlie Sheen started to give interviews and it...
  • Wisconsin GOP Senator Glenn Grothman chased, trapped by hecklers

    03/02/2011 3:58:41 AM PST · by chickadee · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/1/2011
    This video may be disturbing for some to watch. To see people so far out of control . . . at the brink. The incident ended "peacefully" with the assistance of Democrat Brett Hulsey. See the link.
  • Gay [pro-sodomy] protesters swarm Chicago cathedral, police do nothing

    02/26/2011 8:33:48 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 90 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Feb. 25, 2011 | Kathleen Gilbert
    CHICAGO - The city of Chicago ordered its police force not to enforce the law against a mob of homosexualist activists who disrupted Mass at the Holy Name Cathedral to protest “anti-gay bigots” who support the Church’s teaching on marriage. The Gay Liberation Network staged the rally on the eve of Valentine’s Day, shouting and chanting loudly as churchgoers entered to celebrate Sunday Mass.
  • Iraq's largest oil refinery shut by bombing

    02/25/2011 10:25:58 PM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 82 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Feb 26, 2011 | Sabah al-Bazee
    Iraq's largest oil refinery was shut down on Saturday after militants carried out a bomb attack and set it on fire, the governor of Salahuddin province said. The militants killed four people and planted bombs at production units for kerosene and benzene at the refinery in the town of Baiji, a former al Qaeda stronghold about 180 km (112 miles) north of Baghdad, Governor Ahmed al-Jubouri said. "There is a big fire in the refinery and the refinery has completely stopped," Jubouri told Reuters. Overall violence in Iraq has dropped sharply since the peak of sectarian conflict in 2006-07, but...
  • Freedom is ‘God’s gift to humanity’

    02/26/2011 4:15:57 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 21 replies
    QMI Agency ^ | February 26, 2011 | SALIM MANSUR
    As people’s insurrections spread in the Arab world, it might be useful for those watching the mayhem gather pace to take time out from television and reach for some historical perspective. There is no substitute for such perspective to put in context the Arab drama unfolding before our eyes. And like a play of several acts, it will have many scene changes before the curtain eventually comes down. From North Africa to the Persian Gulf, Arab regimes are trembling. Some will fall and others will change colours to barely survive. The Libyan thug Moammar Gadhafi did not imagine his thugocracy...
  • White House Names First Male Social Secretary

    02/25/2011 11:35:22 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 48 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 02/25/2011 | Brian Bolduc
    The White House has appointed the first male social secretary in its history: Jeremy Bernard. Currently, Bernard is a senior adviser to the U.S. ambassador to France. Previously, he served as the White House liaison to the National Endowment for the Humanities. “Jeremy shares our vision for the White House as the People’s House, one that celebrates our history and culture in dynamic and inclusive ways,” President Obama says in a statement. “I have long admired the arts and education programs that have become hallmarks of the Obama White House and I am eager to continue these efforts in the...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Thursday, February 24, 2011

    02/24/2011 8:24:20 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 249 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | 02/24/2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Gov. Scott Walker on Fox News Sunday

    02/20/2011 8:25:03 AM PST · by RedMDer · 79 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/20/2011 | RepGovs
    Gov. Scott Walker interviewed by Chris Wallace. No commercials. From the Republican Governors Association
  • Dear Darwin Central

    02/19/2011 12:01:04 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 71 replies
    bibletools.org Isaiah 55:8-9 ^ | Feb 19, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    Dear Darwin Central, Thank you very much for the nifty Darwin Central coffee mug we received in the mail from you. Sheila uses it every morning for her tea. She loves evolution. Says it's one of our awesome God's greatest creations. It's kinda like his autopilot. I don't know about that, but do believe that God works in mysterious ways. Isaiah 55:8 (KJV) 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my...
  • Gaffney Warns Conservatives for 2012

    02/17/2011 5:29:26 AM PST · by scottfactor · 48 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 02/17/2011 | Gina Miller
    If the conservative movement which has come roaring back to life in the past couple of years hopes to survive and prevail, it must be united under a solid platform, not divided by conflicting ideologies. I have written previously about what I call America’s great unbridgeable divide. It’s a division of massive proportion between lovers of God, family and American freedom and haters of God, family and American freedom. It really is that simple, and the contrast between the two sides could not be more stark. I have also warned the Tea Party movement about the danger of emphasizing purely...
  • Need to blow off steam. I feel like my life is utterly pointless.

    02/16/2011 9:31:50 AM PST · by JamesP81 · 298 replies
    2-16-2011 | JamesP81
    I don't really have anybody I can talk to about this that would understand. I don't expect FR too either, but it's as good a place as any to vent. You know what I do? I get up every day and go to work. I do my job and get my work done. I come home. I do it again the next day. And then again, and again, and again. When I am dead, the most anyone will ever say about me is "he went to work ever day". If I were to simply drop dead, everything would pretty much...
  • Atheist will attempt to boot God from inauguration

    12/30/2008 11:54:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies · 1,747+ views
    D.C. Examiner ^ | 12/29/08 | Kathleen Miller
    A well-known California atheist says he and 17 others, plus atheist and humanist organizations, will file suit Tuesday in D.C.'s District Court to strip all references to God and religion from President-elect Barack Obama's January inauguration ceremony. Michael Newdow, of Sacramento, Calif., says he wants to remove the phrase "so help me God" from the oath of office, plus axe the invocation prayer from Pastor Rick Warren, already under fire from the left for his opposition to gay marriage. According to Newdow, any reference to God or religion violates the Constitution. "Equality is important to me," Newdow told The Examiner....
  • The Things Which Are...Revelation 1

    Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter (Revelation 1;19)The instruction given to the apostle John, by the Lord Jesus Christ, was threefold, “write the things which you have seen”, that is the vision of Jesus Christ, standing among the lampstands, in glory, as described in Revelation 1. Second he was to write the things which are, that is the condition of the churches, in this world, as described in the seven letters to the churches. From the vantage point of the things that are, the sight of the...
  • Noam Chomsky Calls Elie Wiesel “One of The Major Frauds of Our Time”

    02/14/2011 9:11:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Newsreal blog ^ | 2/14/11 | Kathy Shaidle
    Noam Chomsky is a linguist and political philosopher of dubious repute, who remains, in spite of his errors and failed predictions, the Left’s “rabbi, our preacher, our rinpoche, our sensei.” This week at CounterContempt, David Stein announced the release of letters he says shed harsh light on one of Chomsky’s most troubling associations: his literary relationship with a Holocaust denier. As Stein explains: In the late 1970s and early ‘80s, leftist author, professor, and anti-Israel activist Noam Chomsky became embroiled in what would become known as “The Faurisson Affair.” In 1979, a professor of literature at the University of Lyon,...
  • Gun ‘buy back’ minister charged with kidnapping, assault(OH)

    02/14/2011 3:51:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 February, 2011 | David Codrea
    “Local pastor charged in assault,” the Akron Beacon Journal reports. “Minister accused of speeding off in Lexus with repo man on hood.” If the repo man’s story bears out, it sounds like a pretty wild ride: He said the pastor was smiling during parts of the drive as he weaved and made sharp moves in an apparent effort to toss the repo man off. ''He hit the windshield wipers to try to knock my hands off the hood,'' Falzini said. ''He was laughing at me, telling me he was going to take me on the interstate.'' Pastor Marc Neal is...
  • Coming Soon: Obamacare on Steroids, for Your Money (to cure you of envy)

    02/11/2011 7:21:24 PM PST · by FromLori · 12 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 2/11/2011 | Robert Wenzel
    Are you concerned about the growing government debt crisis? Are you outraged by some of the pensions that government employees are getting? Well, forget the facts of the situation, economist Teresa Ghilarducci has a couch in her office and has determined you suffer from government "pension envy". I kid you not. Ghilarducci, an economics professor at The New School, in New York City, writes in a blog post titled, Pension Envy: Bashing Public Employees: Envy is a celebrity (sic?) deadly sin, many philosophers think it's the worst. Joseph Epstein writes in Envy, "Envy clouds thought, clobbers generosity, precludes any hope...
  • The Capital's Unlikely Pals: Obama and Senate's 'Dr. No' (Et Tu, Coburn?)

    02/11/2011 1:58:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2/11/11 | By LAURA MECKLER
    The room was packed with dignitaries last week as President Barack Obama addressed the annual National Prayer Breakfast. But Mr. Obama singled out one person—Sen. Tom Coburn—as a particular friend and "brother in Christ." "I keep praying that God will show him the light, and he will vote with me once in a while," Mr. Obama told the crowd, to laughter. "It's going to happen, Tom!" he added playfully. "A ray of light is going to beam down!"
  • Daily Kos on Reagan 100: He Inspired the Oklahoma City Bombing

    02/09/2011 8:07:50 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 08, 2011 | Tim Graham
    If liberals thought the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth was a little sickening, they could always find comfort in the loopy leftist loathing of the Daily Kos. On Sunday, "Slangist" took the fruitcake with lines like this: "First elected Governor on a muted inclination to shoot student demonstrators, Reagan spent his political life as an apostle of reaction, repression and recklessness." Reagan's contempt for the U.S. government was the "direct ancestor of Timothy McVeigh's, though Reagan's damage hit all American urban areas, not just Oklahoma City." He was McVeigh, only more murderous. This Kosmonaut also boldly...
  • Social Scientist Sees Bias Within

    02/09/2011 5:57:01 AM PST · by ZGuy · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/7/11 | JOHN TIERNEY
    Some of the world’s pre-eminent experts on bias discovered an unexpected form of it at their annual meeting. Discrimination is always high on the agenda at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s conference, where psychologists discuss their research on racial prejudice, homophobia, sexism, stereotype threat and unconscious bias against minorities. But the most talked-about speech at this year’s meeting, which ended Jan. 30, involved a new “outgroup.” It was identified by Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at the University of Virginia who studies the intuitive foundations of morality and ideology. He polled his audience at the San Antonio Convention...
  • Conceptualizing cancer cells as ancient 'toolkit'

    02/08/2011 5:47:18 AM PST · by decimon · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Arizona State University ^ | February 7, 2011 | Unknown
    TEMPE, Ariz. – Despite decades of research and billions of dollars, cancer remains a major killer, with an uncanny ability to evade both the body's defenses and medical intervention. Now an Arizona State University scientist believes he has an explanation. "Cancer is not a random bunch of selfish rogue cells behaving badly, but a highly-efficient pre-programmed response to stress, honed by a long period of evolution," claims professor Paul Davies, director of the BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science at ASU and principal investigator of a major research program funded by the National Cancer Institute designed to bring insights...
  • Social Scientist Sees {Liberal} Bias Within

    02/08/2011 3:48:38 AM PST · by Cronos · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7-Feb-2011 | John Tiernay
    ....But the most talked-about speech at this year’s meeting, which ended Jan. 30, involved a new “outgroup.”... It was identified by Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at the University of Virginia who studies the intuitive foundations of morality and ideology. He polled his audience at the San Antonio Convention Center, starting by asking how many considered themselves politically liberal. A sea of hands appeared, and Dr. Haidt estimated that liberals made up 80 percent of the 1,000 psychologists in the ballroom. When he asked for centrists and libertarians, he spotted fewer than three dozen hands. And then, when he asked...
  • Lefties Poison Conservatives for the Greater Good in “The Last Supper”

    02/08/2011 4:30:25 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 9 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | February 5, 2011 | Calvin Freiburger
    Nope, not this one.Last I checked, we were supposed to be heading towards a new Golden Age of Civility in which everyone will respect each other’s views, police their own side’s misbehavior, and, above all, make sure to never, ever, ever say anything that could possibly be misconstrued as a call to violence. Well, apparently some lefties in Madison, Wisconsin didn’t get the memo; the Mercury Players Theater is putting on a play about a group of young leftists who decide to start murdering conservatives—and not metaphorically: Five lefty graduate students in Iowa City gather for weekly dinners to revel...
  • Obama invokes religious themes as 2012 campaign nears (you gotta read this)

    02/06/2011 4:54:01 PM PST · by RummyChick · 78 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 2/05 | julie mason
    "When I wake in the morning, I wait on the Lord, and I ask Him to give me the strength to do right by our country and its people," Obama said. "And when I go to bed at night, I wait on the Lord, and I ask Him to forgive me my sins, and look after my family and the American people, and make me an instrument of His will." Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/white-house/2011/02/obama-invokes-religious-themes-2012-campaign-nears#ixzz1DEJDFIhg
  • Glenn Beck Radio Thread Thu. 2/3/11

    02/03/2011 6:02:10 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 12 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.glennbeck.com ^ | 2/3/11 | Glenn Beck
    Listen live here
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Wednesday, February 2, 2011

    02/02/2011 8:11:25 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 257 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | 02/02/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • What scientists believe (Younger scientists are now more religious than older scientists)

    01/29/2011 12:53:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Cardus ^ | 01/25/2011 | Milton Friesen
    Despite the binary title, Science vs. Religion is about the need for greater nuance, informed communication, and mutual understanding within the complicated intertwining spaces of religious belief and scientific research. Using social science research methods, Ecklund aims to map the contours of religious belief and spirituality in the lives and minds of natural and social scientists at 21 elite research universities in the United States. Her research included 1,700 web and phone surveys and 275 personal interviews (and the survey instruments are included in the book). One of the dominant themes that emerges from this primary research is the extraordinary...
  • Chris Matthews Blames Egypt Riots on George W. Bush and Iraq War

    01/29/2011 12:02:28 PM PST · by Justaham · 18 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 1-29-11 | Noel Sheppard
    It's a metaphysical certitude that whenever anything happens in the Middle East, the media will quickly blame former President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq. Not missing the opportunity to do so, Chris Matthews began the 5PM installment of "Hardball" Friday connecting the riots in Egypt to a man that has been out of office for two years (video follows with transcript and commentary): CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Trouble on the Nile. Let`s play HARDBALL. Good evening. I`m Chris Matthews in Washington. Leading off tonight: Unrest in Egypt. Proving the Iraq war wasn`t needed, these protests in Egypt, as...
  • 'Obama's Katrina': an Illustrated Timeline

    05/02/2010 12:16:54 PM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 341 replies · 5,328+ views
    Directorblueblogspot ^ | May 01, 2010 | Doug Ross
    20 April 2010: An oil rig rented and operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico explodes, killing 11 workers. 21 April 2010: All 115 workers are evacuated from the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. 22 April 2010: The Deepwater Horizon collapses into the sea and sinks. 22 April 2010: President Obama delivers a speech on Wall Street to advocate more government intervention in the country's financial sector, but offers no reforms for Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, which helped precipitate the 2008 meltdown. He also delivers a speech regarding the contributions of Earth Day to environmental awareness. Meanwhile, 200,000...
  • Concerning The Reason of Our Endowment With Free-will.

    01/27/2011 7:05:45 AM PST · by marshmallow · 43 replies
    We hold, therefore, that free-will comes on the scene at the same moment as reason, and that change and alteration are congenital to all that is produced. For all that is produced is also subject to change. For those things must be subject to change whose production has its origin in change. And change consists in being brought into being out of nothing, and in transforming a substratum of matter into something different. Inanimate things, then, and things without reason undergo the aforementioned bodily changes, while the changes of things endowed with reason depend on choice. For reason consists of...
  • Belgian doctors harvest high quality organs from euthanased patients

    01/26/2011 3:57:05 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 1/25/11 | Michael Cook
    A group of Belgian doctors are harvesting “high quality” organs from patients who have been euthanased. This is not a secret project, but one which they described openly at a conference organised by the Belgian Royal Medical Academy in December. In a PowerPoint presentation, Dirk Ysebaert, Dirk Van Raemdonck, Michel Meurisse, of the University Hospitals Of Antwerp, Leuven And Ličge, showed that about 20% of the 705 people who died through euthanasia (officially) in 2008 were suffering from neuromuscular disorders whose organs are relatively high quality for transplanting to other patients. This represents a useful pool of organs which could...
  • Why the Left Hates Sarah Palin

    01/18/2011 12:48:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 18, 2011 | Evan Sayet
    It just happened again. I spend a fair amount of time at my local coffee shop. I like to do my writing outside and, besides, it gives me an opportunity to try and initiate political conversations with the people who pass by, my hope always being to begin to enlighten them as to what conservative really believe (and not just what the Leftist media tells them.) Today the conversation turned to Sarah Palin and my new acquaintance blurted out “Oh I hate her.” Not yet knowing my politics, I’m sure that, being her in Los Angeles she expected to hear...
  • Mohler takes on 'theistic evolution'

    01/16/2011 4:09:10 PM PST · by balch3 · 1,732 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | January 13, 2011 | Bob Allen
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (ABP) -- A Southern Baptist seminary president and evolution opponent has turned sights on "theistic evolution," the idea that evolutionary forces are somehow guided by God. Albert Mohler Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote an article in the Winter 2011 issue of the seminary magazine labeling attempts by Christians to accommodate Darwinism "a biblical and theological disaster." Mohler said being able to find middle ground between a young-earth creationism that believes God created the world in six 24-hour days and naturalism that regards evolution the product of random chance "would resolve a great cultural and...
  • Sarah Palin called 'borderline lunatic' by Newsweek reporter

    01/03/2011 6:11:39 AM PST · by FredJake · 51 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 1/2/2011 | Joe Newby
    Liberal pundits agree: Sarah Palin is horrible. Some might even say deranged. Newsbusters reported that on New Year's Eve, Newsweek's Julia Reed called her a "borderline lunatic" on CNN's All the Best, All the Worst of 2010. Newsweek recently released a cover naming President Obama "God of All Things." Tim Graham posted a transcript of the relevant portion: TOM FOREMAN, CNN ANCHOR: Best pounding of the pundits. SARAH PALIN: Whoo, Nevada. FOREMAN: Sarah Palin. JULIA REED, NEWSWEEK: A borderline lunatic. JULIE CHEN, CBS: Love her or hate her, she's definitely entertaining. FOREMAN: The hockey mom gone rogue proved all the...
  • Gallup Poll: 4 in 10 Americans still hold creationist views

    12/20/2010 7:19:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 418 replies · 23+ views
    Science on MSNBC ^ | 12/19/2010
    If you're in a room of 100 people, odds are likely about 40 think God created humans about 10,000 years ago, part of a philosophy called creationism, according to a Gallup poll reported Friday (Dec. 17). That number is slightly lower than in years past and down from a high of 47 percent in both 1993 and 1999. And 38 percent of Americans, the poll estimates, believe God guided the process that brought humans from "cavemen" to today's incarnation over millions of years, while 16 percent think humans evolved over millions of years, without any divine intervention. This secular view,...
  • Earth: Rock of Ages or Young Planet?

    12/15/2010 5:17:34 AM PST · by ImProudToBeAnAmerican · 311 replies · 1+ views
    Inspire Tomorrow ^ | Dec. 15, 2010 | Rosemarie Thompson
    “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day.” (Exodus 20:11a KJV) According to evolutionary scientists, the earth is over 4 billion years old; but Biblical chronology dates the age of the earth at about 6,000 years. In an attempt to reconcile the two extreme positions, many creation scientists have used 2 Peter 3:8 to state that the six days mentioned in the Genesis account were not literal 24-hour days. However, if we used the “a day is as a thousand years” formula, we would have...
  • Homes Torched, Signs read "F--- The Rich" (All Lose War On Wealth)

    12/14/2010 9:09:27 AM PST · by suspects · 30 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 14, 2010 | Michael Graham
    “If they [Republicans] think it’s OK to raise taxes for the embattled middle class. . . if we don’t give more money to millionaires, it really is time for people to take up pitchforks” - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. On the Cape it’s not pitchforks, it’s torches. The Cape Cod Times has the story of two recent arsons, one in Barnstable and another in Sandwich. “In both cases, the arsonist left a calling card, the message, ‘f--- the rich’ at the scene,” the Times reports. One house was almost destroyed. At the other, a propane tank had been cut off...
  • He Called Sarah Palin an "Idiot"?

    12/14/2010 6:44:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 122 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2010 | Dennis Prager
    EDITORS NOTE: THERE IS LANGUAGE THROUGHOUT THE COLUMN THAT MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME READERS. THANK YOU. On CNN recently, Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin ("The Social Network," "West Wing") called Sarah Palin an "idiot."Let's see to whom that label applies.Last week in the Huffington Post, Sorkin wrote a column attacking the ex-governor of Alaska and her TLC mini-series reality TV show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska." Sorkin opened with a quote from Palin on the hypocrisy of meat-eaters who condemn hunting for food. He then proceeded with this response: "You're right, Sarah, we'll all just go f--- ourselves now."That non sequitur was the...
  • Sarah Palin and the Haters of American Normal (Elite "Left" & "Right" are the problem)

    12/13/2010 7:10:39 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Monday December 13, 2010 | By Stuart Schwartz
    We are just south of Christmas, and the nation's insiders -- self-proclaimed blue-bloods by birth and/or worldview -- have declared open season on Sarah Palin.  Crazed left and sclerotic right have united in common purpose -- "hellbent," as Politico put it -- to rid this nation of the possibility of a presidency that would most assuredly end in "apocalyptic disaster" after which "the survivors will envy the dead" (or so says that fading leftist icon, The New Republic).  Stop her now -- or we may end up with a normal American at the helm. Sarah Palin is just too dumb...
  • ‘F*** the Rich’: Cape Cod Arsonist Targets Homes of the Wealthy

    12/13/2010 7:15:11 AM PST · by combat_boots · 80 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 13 Dec 2010 | M. Jessup
    Upscale towns in Massachusetts are on alert as police and fire officials are investigating another fire in which an arsonist scawled a “f*** the rich” graffiti message at the scene. The latest incident in Sandwich follows another suspicious incident in Barnstable. On Dec. 2, the local news reports that “incendiary devices” were found in the charred ruins of a home in Marstons Mills, along with the spray-painted expletive left spray-painted on a fence. In a phone interview Saturday, Joe Vaughn, who owned the Trotter’s Lane house for 22 years but moved about 10 years ago to Sandwich, said he talked...
  • Is Envy More Important than Prosperity?

    12/13/2010 5:30:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2010 | Star Parker
    New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is making a name for himself. He wants taxes raised on wealthy Americans and is one of the more vocal opponents to the deal that would retain current tax rates for everyone. “An estate tax cut for millionaires adds exactly zero jobs. A tax cut for billionaires – virtually none,” says the congressman. But what does Weiner know about job creation, about work, about being an entrepreneur? Looking over his resume, you see he’s never held a private sector job. Right out of college, he went to work on the staff of then-Congressmen Chuck Schumer,...