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  • Kerry to Meet With Ukrainian Officials in Kiev [Lurch to the Rescue!]

    03/02/2014 2:01:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    ABC ^ | 3.2.14 | Julie Pace
    A senior administration official says Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev Tuesday to meet with government officials.
  • (Updated #38) Mrs. Don-o vs"Consistent Life":Pro-Life Liberals+the Media Paradigm on Trayvon Martin

    07/19/2013 12:23:47 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 52 replies
    Myself, refuting Consistent Life ^ | July 19, 2013 | Mrs. Don-o
    Dear Consistent Life, It was unwise as well as detrimental to CL’s reputation for justice, for you to publish your comment on the acquittal in the Zimmerman case. [Their lastest newsletter, featuring the Zimmerman Aquittal article, found at Link] Its assertions are, at best, unproved, and at worst, examples of the very prejudice and bigotry which is deplored in the article. Permit me to introduce you, perhaps for the first time, to some of the facts of the case. "Racism is the most obvious; it seems likely that Zimmerman perceived Martin as a threat because he was a young black...
  • Obama, Putin to sign new deal on reducing nuclear threat [Flexibility Means a Weaker America]

    06/18/2013 5:45:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    NBC ^ | 6/18/13 | Roberta Rampton
    ...Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin said they would sign an agreement on securing and destroying nuclear material to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, replacing a 1992 deal that expired on Monday.
  • Citizen Dave: Idea of the Week... ban handguns and automatic weapons(WI barf alert)

    03/14/2012 6:51:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    isthmus.com ^ | 13 March, 2012 | Dave Cieslewicz
    Last week it happened again. Another school. Another disturbed young person. Another needless firearm legally purchased. Another good person dead as a result. Last Tuesday, a 28 year-old former Spanish teacher named Shane Schumerth walked into the office of Dale Regan, the principal of the school where he had been recently fired, pulled out an AK-47 assault rifle and killed her before committing suicide. A week earlier, T.J. Lane, a 17 year-old Ohio boy, took out his .22 semi-automatic pistol and killed three people and injured two more. And the week before that, a third-grader grabs the family's legally bought...
  • The NRA—A terrorist organization(barf alert)

    01/09/2012 6:31:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    salem-news.com ^ | 8 January, 2012 | Daniel Johnson
    (CALGARY, Alberta) - There were sombre ceremonies across Tucson, Arizona on Sunday, January 8, 2012, in remembrance of Jared Loughner’s shooting spree a year earlier where he seriously wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords, killed six and wounded 12 more. I suggest that the Untied States, is the only country in world, where remembrances could be held virtually every single day of the year for egregious killings of citizens by other citizens—all indirectly supported by the National Rifle Association. The day before the Tucson ceremonies, on January 7, there was a funeral in Brownsville, Texas, for a fifteen-year-old eighth grader who was...
  • Bomb kills three NATO troops in Afghanistan

    12/28/2011 3:30:21 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 10 replies · 1+ views
    AFP ^ | 12.27.11
    KABUL — A roadside bomb attack killed three NATO troops ineastern Afghanistan,one ofthe deadliest flashpoints in the 10-year war against Taliban insurgents, according to the military. NATO's US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) did not release the nationalities of the troops or give further details of the incident, which happened on Tuesday.
  • "Are you a pacifist?" flier calls for violence

    11/03/2011 5:43:07 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Oakland Liberation Front ^ | Oakland Liberation Front
  • Outrage of the Week 9/9/11

    09/15/2011 12:25:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | September 09, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Outrage of the Week 9/9/11   Friday, September 09, 2011   This week's outrage comes to us from Buffalo, N.Y., where a group called "Fathers Armed Together to Help, Educate, Restore and Save" held a "gun" buyback program for kids.  "FATHERS" offered pizza, dress shirts, notebooks and folders for kids who turned in Nerf guns and water pistols.  Yes, toys.  The group's theory is simple: indoctrinate the kids into thinking that guns are bad and should be feared and avoided, and crime will surely drop.  Leonard Lane, president of FATHERS said,...
  • Goshen College Board of Directors ask for alternative to playing the national anthem

    06/07/2011 6:56:10 AM PDT · by Newton · 69 replies
    GOSHEN, Ind. — The Goshen College Board of Directors announced today that it has asked President James E. Brenneman to find an alternative to playing the Star-Spangled Banner that fits with sports tradition, that honors country and that resonates with Goshen College's core values and respects the views of diverse constituencies. The Board took the action during its regular meeting, June 3-4, and today released a Decision Statement, which is available at www.goshen.edu/anthem. The Board expressed a strong commitment to advancing with President Brenneman the vision for Goshen College to be an influential leader in liberal arts education with a...
  • Why Are Pacifist Europeans Declaring War on Libya?

    03/24/2011 10:41:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 23, 2011 | Soeren Kern
    An unintended but highly illuminating irony of the military intervention in Libya is that it has exposed the duplicity behind European pacifism. Ever since taking office in 2004, Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero has worked overtime to craft his own public persona as a “convinced pacifist.” His first official act as pacifist-in-chief was, famously, to withdraw Spanish troops from Iraq. That decision was not only wildly popular with Spanish voters, but it also cemented Zapatero’s pacifist credentials on the world stage. Zapatero has also been careful to appoint only pacifists as Spanish ministers of defense. Zapatero’s first defense...
  • Bulldozer driver testifies in Israeli trial over Rachel Corrie's death

    10/21/2010 4:08:53 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 21, 2010 | Edmund Sanders
    The bulldozer driver who crushed to death American activist Rachel Corrie seven years ago struggled Thursday just to recall her name. "It's Rachel-something," he testified in a Haifa courtroom. "Carrie?" The former Israeli reservist's courtroom appearance, his first public comments since the college student's 2003 death, was expected to be the dramatic climax of the Corrie family's long-running civil lawsuit against the Israeli government. But during more than four hours of testimony, the 38-year-old Russian immigrant, speaking from behind a screen to hide his identity, said he remembered little about that day and the young woman he ran over. ***...
  • The Pacifist: President Obama and His Loyal Liberal Followers

    08/29/2010 12:05:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    SFGate ^ | 8/29/10 | Matthew Crowe
    Presidents aren't meant to be passive. They are meant to lead, be role models, inspire, and most of all be persons who take massive action. President Obama is definitely not a role model, he definitely does not inspire, he is not a person of action, and most of all he doesn't even come close to being a real leader. It seems that everything Obama does makes things worse, and savvy Americans agree: since he took office we have become increasingly worse off. For roughly two years, he has stood by and let this once-great nation sink under the crushing weight...
  • My Advice for Obama (McGovern still a liberal moron Barf Alert)

    06/01/2009 9:38:29 AM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 23 replies · 626+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/01/09 | George McGovern
    Most Americans probably agree that we have elected a highly articulate, talented president in Barack Obama. He has also given us a potentially great Secretary of State in Hillary Clinton. It makes me proud to witness these two recent political rivals working together to strengthen and enrich America at home and abroad. Recognizing the major economic crisis our new leader has inherited, we must hope his proposed economic plan will be helpful. I think it will. But as someone on the sidelines, may I suggest a few other steps? First, why not order all U.S. troops out of Iraq and...
  • Obama, Pacifist-In-Chief - By Thomas G. Del Beccaro -

    04/23/2009 8:35:38 AM PDT · by usflagwaver · 5 replies · 360+ views
    politicalvanguard.com ^ | 4/23/09 | Tom Del Beccaro
    “Pacifists are like sheep who believe that wolves are vegetarians.” Yves Montand In every age, there are those that believe barbarism can be defeated with civility. Occasionally, those with such views rise to power and not only express those views but act on their views. Too often, if not most often, their civility is less than requited. In recent days, Obama has resumed the role of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton with regard to those that would do us harm. No greater example of that is Obama’s decision to release only the more difficult portions of the previously classified interrogation...
  • How Obama actually delayed pirate rescue

    04/19/2009 8:50:32 AM PDT · by NorwegianViking · 114 replies · 8,480+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 8, 2009 11:45 PM | Joseph Frah's G2 Bulletin
    WASHINGTON – While Barack Obama is basking in praise for his "decisive" handling of the Somali pirate attack on a merchant ship in the India Ocean, reliable military sources close to the scene are painting a much different picture of the incident – accusing the president of employing restrictive rules of engagement that actually hampered the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips and extended the drama at sea for days. Multiple opportunities to free the captain of the Maersk Alabama from three young pirates were missed, these sources say – all because a Navy SEAL team was not immediately ordered to...
  • How did the '60's kids end up so messed up?

    02/13/2009 11:00:52 AM PST · by sldghmr300 · 350 replies · 5,811+ views
    2/13/09 | sldghmr300
    Why did the 60's Generation get it so wrong in so many areas of life?
  • 7 Facts Pacifists Need to Learn

    04/20/2008 5:58:25 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 31 replies · 83+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 20, 2008 | David Bueche
    .... And so it was sadly that I listened to the Dalai Lama pronounce last week that if the violence didn't cease he would have no option but to quit being Tibet's spiritual leader in exile. Whoa! I'll bet that really gave those Chinese generals a couple of sleepless nights! To all those out there with the "Free Tibet!" stickers, here are a few facts that will help the world make sense: 1. There will always be bad people. 2. Bad people don't care about hurting good people. Appeals to shame, empathy and guilt don't work on them. That's why...
  • Iran hostage crisis (29 Years Ago Today, Jimmy Carter's Weakness Emboldened Islamofacists!)

    11/04/2007 6:52:11 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 41 replies · 2,877+ views
    Infoplease.com ^ | Info Please
    Iran hostage crisis, in U.S. history, events following the seizure of the American embassy in Tehran by Iranian students on Nov. 4, 1979. The overthrow of Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlevi of Iran by an Islamic revolutionary government earlier in the year had led to a steady deterioration in Iran-U.S. relations. In response to the exiled shah's admission (Sept., 1979) to the United States for medical treatment, a crowd of about 500 seized the embassy. Of the approximately 90 people inside the embassy, 52 remained in captivity until the end of the crisis.
  • Question about Japan/Germany

    07/10/2007 5:50:14 AM PDT · by MrJapan · 64 replies · 1,428+ views
    Me | 7/10/2007 | MrJapan
    Why is there a difference in the military between Japan (pacifist) and Germany (full capability) all stemming from WWII? I understand the arrangement with Japan (unconditional surrender.. so on so forth)... but why is Germany different?
  • Support the Troops. End the War. (Edwards wants to be President!!! Disgusting!!!)

    05/27/2007 10:04:01 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 16 replies · 840+ views
    Edward's Campaign Site ^ | May 26, 2007 | John Edwards
    “Speak Out in Public On Memorial Day, get your friends, kids, co-workers, neighbors, aunts, uncles, grandfathers, grandmothers, and anyone and everyone you know together to show your support for the troops and end the war. Bring “Support the Troops! End the War!” signs. Invite any local speakers who you think share our message of patriotic responsibility. Be sure to check with your local authority for any permits you need for public gatherings. Contact local media to publicize your event. Make sure you conduct yourself respectfully-both for those serving in Iraq and the memory of the brave servicemen and women that...
  • Picking A Fight With Pacifism

    04/30/2007 5:29:46 AM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 13 replies · 468+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic ^ | 4/30/07 | Burt Prelutsky
    The main problem with pacifism is that it doesn’t work in all situations. The main problem with pacifists is that they’re convinced it does. Gandhi persevered for years and ultimately gained independence for India, but that was because, for all its faults, England was basically a civilized, Christian nation. It was possible to arouse the sympathy and good will of the British people. Had he tried it with Nazi Germany, he would have died in an oven. There’s no getting around the fact that being a pacifist has a nicer ring to it than being, say, a warmonger. But when...
  • That Really Bad 70’s Show

    02/12/2007 6:32:33 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 8 replies · 849+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 12 February 2007 | .cnI redruM
    For much of America, the 70’s finally ended at Lake Placid, with the US Hockey Team beating the Russians. It ended a way of thinking, geared towards our inevitable decline. People had gotten royally sick of thinking of America as a failed state, the way it was portrayed to us nightly during the entire Presidency of James Earl Carter. Carter left Washington, the Soviets folded and history marched us forward, even if not all of us wanted to go. However, the nostalgia for the 70’s still seems to color how many of our venerable statesmen in the US Senate view...
  • Olmert Denies Destroying Hezbollah Was War’s Aim

    08/29/2006 7:56:24 PM PDT · by jdm · 25 replies · 559+ views
    AFP via Arab News ^ | August 30, 2006
    TIBERIAS, Israel, 30 August 2006 — Prime Minister Ehud Olmert denied yesterday that Israel had aimed to destroy the Hezbollah Shiite militant group during the monthlong Lebanon war. “The government made a decision on the 12th of July. They never said the goal was to destroy Hezbollah. It was to implement UN Resolution 1559, to have the Lebanese Army in the south and that was achieved,” he said here. UN Resolution 1559, adopted by the UN Security Council in September 2004, called for all foreign troops to leave Lebanon and for all militias there to disband. Olmert spoke a day...
  • Thank you Stephen Colbert

    05/02/2006 11:38:41 AM PDT · by JerseyDvl · 45 replies · 3,133+ views
    WordPress ^ | 5/1/06 | Unknown Lib
    A thank you site dedicated to Hero worship and praise for left leaning non-comedian Stephen Colbert. I FReeped it and put in a few sarcastic "Thank you's" of my own and thought others might like to do the same. At the very least it is entertaining to see what the linguini spined Liberals consider a Hero. Is it a Soldier who defends all of our freedoms?...NO Could it be a life saving doctor?...OF course not! How about a geek using his fifteen minutes to act liking an idiot and read Democratic talking points?? BINGO!!
  • Lauded Conscientious Objector Desmond T. Doss Sr. (received Congressional Medal of Honor)

    03/26/2006 5:47:04 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies · 616+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 26, 2006 | Adam Bernstein
    Desmond T. Doss Sr., 87, an Army medic on Okinawa during World War II who saved more than 75 wounded soldiers at great personal peril and became the first conscientious objector to the receive the Medal of Honor, died March 23...Mr. Doss was one of only two conscientious objectors to receive the Medal of Honor. ...Mr. Doss grew up in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, whose tenets forbid bearing arms. However, when he was called to the draft, the lanky native Virginian declined a religious exemption that would have allowed him to continue working in a shipyard. He served in the...
  • Leftists March With Empty Boxes....., Ft. Collins, CO, AFTER FREEP REPORT

    03/18/2006 6:25:09 PM PST · by Trteamer · 106 replies · 3,976+ views
    3/18/06 | Trteamer
    Fort Collins, Colorado. The local Center For Peace and Justice members marched to downtown Fort Collins carrying empty boxes to rally against the war. Marching in front of them were a bunch of FReepers........
  • Peace at Any Cost

    03/14/2006 1:02:57 PM PST · by 45Auto · 12 replies · 405+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 14 march 2006 | Doug Powers
    The list of feel-good bumper stickers such as "Think globally, act locally" and "You can't hug your kids with nuclear arms" should now be countered with "Nobody can afford 'peace at any cost.'"Late last year, four people who were billed as "Christian peace activists" were abducted in Iraq by a group calling itself the "Swords of Righteousness Brigade." Around that time, Al-Jazeera, the Middle Eastern TV network best known for their "two-fer Tuesday" back-to-back airings of classic hits from al-Qaeda and any other unhinged spiral-eyed crazy with access to video equipment and a FedEx guy, broadcast a video. On that...
  • (NYC) Oct 7 Anti-War March & Rally (Barf Alarm) (Thread II)

    10/06/2001 3:03:37 PM PDT · by anymouse · 37 replies · 822+ views
    Professors For Peace Yahoo E-Group ^ | 10/03/2001 21:46:58 PDT | Dereka Rushbrook
    Some student groups around the East Coast are planning actions to coordinate with this NYC event. ---------------------------------------------- Please resend this email to everyone you can. If you have a website please put a prominent link to this website. http://www.nynotinourname.org (A website for the Oct 7 action, this week only). PDF flyers and posters are available on the site. Information will be udated as it is available. Posters and flyers can be picked up at DSA, 180 Varick 12th fl, WRL 339 Lafayette, AFSC, 15 Rutherford Place (E. 15 th st and 2nd Ave.) More locations to come. New York: Not ...
  • Unite NOW to Fight the Commie Peaceniks

    09/22/2001 9:54:18 AM PDT · by The Right Stuff · 130 replies · 888+ views
    threads on FR ^ | 22 September, 2001 | J. King
    Having read some of the threads on the "peaceniks" gearing up on college campi, and in liberal loony towns, I have come to some conclusions - aided by cogent comments from other FReepers. 1) We made a mistake during the Vietnam War, by ignoring and laughing at the "protest" movement until it became too big too ignore. 2) If you've read David Horowitz you know that the "anti-war" movement was really a "save my own sorry a** from combat" movement. Once the personal threat was removed, the so-called "anti-war" movement completely died out. 3) Peter Collier has likewise pointed out ...
  • Peace movement blames America

    09/25/2001 8:04:00 PM PDT · by ppaul · 169 replies · 1,432+ views
    Just as America must fight a "new kind of war," so it must deal with a new kind of peace movement, one that blames American foreign policy for the recent terrorist attack. Blame the hateful mass murderers seeking martyrdom in their radical holy war against America? Not the new peace movement -- it's a part of a global war against America. Those who opposed U.S. military action in the past questioned the right of America to protect its interests in other countries. That questioning centered on two issues: the definition of American interests and our right to impose our interests ...
  • THE PACIFIST DELUSION

    09/22/2001 7:46:46 AM PDT · by GreatOne · 52 replies · 1,462+ views
    New York Post ^ | GreatOne | THOMAS SOWELL
    <p>MOST Americans seem to understand the gravity of the situation that terrorism has put us in - and the need for some serious military response, even if that means dangers to the lives of us all. But some still insist on posturing while on the edge of a volcano.</p>
  • Student pacifists should wake up

    09/23/2001 12:49:06 PM PDT · by Jean S · 38 replies · 1,497+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | 9/23/01 | HOWARD W. ANDERSEN
    The headline said, "Students, others urge restrained justice." The story told of rallies being planned at more than a hundred campuses in what was being described as a national "day of action" in opposition to America's becoming involved in a war. "Nerds Against War" read one of the student-made signs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Wake up, campus nerds. The United States of America is already at war, having been attacked by terrorists waging war against this country. Campus protests might much more logically and fairly be directed not against fellow Americans who are willing to reply to force ...
  • Lutheran "Renewing Worship" Hymns released, with predictable revisions

    07/27/2005 8:18:11 PM PDT · by lightman · 52 replies · 1,509+ views
    American Lutheran Publicity Bureau ^ | 26 July AD 2005 | David Baer
    I noticed that the hymn proposals for the "new primary resource" are available online at the Renewing Worship web site. Just in time for them to say that they have been made widely available before the Churchwide Assembly. www.renewingworship.org/about/proposal/pdf/Hymns.pdf In a quick look at the proposal, there are some suggested changes in tune and text that I like. For the most part it preserves what has been known in LBW and WOV. The changes are predictable: -- Those nasty words like "Lord" have been purged when possible (For example, see "For the Beauty of the Earth.") -- That nasty "F"...
  • Nine sailors excused from war

    05/18/2005 11:41:19 AM PDT · by JZelle · 13 replies · 531+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-18-05 | UPI
    Washington, DC, May. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has approved nine of 19 applications for "conscientious objector" status since the war in Iraq began, a Navy document shows.
  • Pacifist mom seizes TV bully pulpit(MPLS goofball on 'Wife Swap' reality show)

    03/02/2005 8:15:55 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 72 replies · 2,221+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 3-2-05 | AMY CARLSON GUSTAFSON
    More than 9 million people across the country are expected to watch Minneapolis resident Mina Leierwood make her television debut tonight on ABC's reality hit "Wife Swap." It's a strange move for a 39-year-old Quaker art teacher who doesn't watch TV. "I just figured that somebody had to step up and say how they felt," said Leierwood during an interview Tuesday morning at the MayDay Cafe in South Minneapolis. "I wanted to see a pacifist on TV." The producers of "Wife Swap," a show where two women from different mindsets trade families for two weeks, sought out Leierwood two days...
  • BILL PRESS YOU'RE A MORON! (vanity)

    02/04/2005 6:25:13 PM PST · by cyborg · 144 replies · 2,511+ views
    Hannity and Colmes
    Bill Press you're an unmitigated a$$wipe for comparing the general to Hannibal Lecter. That general is a true patriot. You're best luck is that Sean gave you time tonight to show the world that you're a butthead. Oh yeah you're book is crap too.
  • What you will not be hearing Bush say tonight. (Aw, trollie, won't see him no more).

    02/02/2005 9:48:04 AM PST · by digdugfud · 157 replies · 14,934+ views
    The coming economic crisis. Unemployment. Health care for the poor. The almost 1,500 dead soldiers. The almost 100,000 dead Iraqis. Armstrong Williams and Maggie Gallagher. The Christian Conservative takeover of our nation. The missing 9 billion. The missing weapons of mass destruction. The impending invasion of Iran, and Syria. The total failure to protect us on 9-11.
  • YOO-HOO! SECURITY MOMS: George Bush will protect and defend our children

    10/30/2004 4:44:00 PM PDT · by Mia T · 6 replies · 1,740+ views
    FamilySecurityMatters.com ^ | 10.30.04 | Carol A. Taber, Mia T
    YOO-HOO! SECURITY MOMS: THE TERRORISTS ARE TARGETING OUR KIDS! GEORGE BUSH WILL ACT PREEMPTIVELY TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN AS HIS 34-YEAR RECORD PROVES. . . JOHN KERRY WILL NOT Posted on Sat, Oct. 30, 2004 Bush will protect and defend Carol A. Taber is president of FamilySecurityMatters.com, a Web site devoted to informing women on issues of national security In the 2000 election, 7.7 million more women than men voted. Having fought for the right to vote - and in that struggle, many courageous suffragettes were beaten, jailed and tortured - women have become conscientious citizens. Indeed, after 9/11,...
  • LOOK INSIDE KERRY'S MIND AND YOU FIND A "FALSE PERSONALITY"

    10/19/2004 9:09:58 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 876+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2004 | JOAN SWIRSKY
    Look Inside Kerry's Mind and You Find a "False Personality" Written by Joan Swirsky Wednesday, October 20, 2004 There's a term to explain why the clearly haughty and self-important John Kerry repeatedly calls George Bush "arrogant." In psychology, it’s called projection: attributing to others what, in fact, perfectly describes the person hurling the insult. Similarly, there’s a term to explain why Kerry, a lifelong pacifist after his four-month foray in Vietnam, is now trying to convince the public that he would fight the war against terrorism more effectively than President Bush. It’s called self-delusion. Another term explains why Kerry has...
  • Kerry: I Wouldn't Respond to Nuclear Attack

    10/18/2004 8:09:25 AM PDT · by VRWCer · 49 replies · 3,157+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 13, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    Kerry: I Wouldn't Respond to Nuclear Attack John Kerry told Democrats gathered in Boston two weeks ago that he defended his country as a young soldier in Vietnam and he would defend it again as president. But as Michael Dukakis' lieutenant governor, Kerry authored an executive order that said the state of Massachussetts would refuse to take part in any civil defense efforts in response to a nuclear attack on America. The presidential candidate was an ardent proponent of the nuclear freeze at the time, and viewed Cold War civil defense preparations as an attempt to delude the American people...
  • Dellinger, One of the Chicago Seven, Dies

    05/26/2004 4:14:52 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 29 replies · 1,039+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 05-26-04 | DAVID GRAM
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP)--Peace activist David Dellinger, one of the Chicago Seven arrested and tried for their part in the violent anti-war protests outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention, has died at 88. Dellinger died Tuesday, said Peggy Rocque, administrator of Heaton Woods, the Montpelier retirement home where the activist had been living. Dellinger was a pacifist who devoted much of his life to protesting. A member of the Old Left whose first arrest came in the 1930s during a union-organizing protest at Yale, he was a generation older than his Yippie co-defendants in the Chicago Seven case. ``Mainly I think...
  • Mahatma Gandhi revisited

    04/16/2004 10:41:44 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 5 replies · 266+ views
    email ^ | *shrugs* | Dunno
    Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot his whole life, which created an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him frail. With his odd diet, he suffered from very bad breath. This made him .... Wait for it... ... A super-callused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis!
  • A Time For War? [oldie but goldie]

    02/28/2004 2:58:46 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 209+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 21 September 2001 | Robert L. Holmes
    Augustine's "just war" theory continues to guide the West.The fall of Rome in 410 was a calamity of staggering proportions to the citizens of the Roman Empire. Civilization itself had been shaken to its foundations. So it was viewed by Augustine, from his vantage point on the North African coast. But he worried not so much about the empire as about the threat of a backlash to Christianity. Hadn't critics warned for years that Christians' pacifism would weaken the empire? Didn't this confirm the fears that Christianity was too other-worldly for its followers to be responsible citizens of the state?...
  • George McGovern Endorses Wesley Clark: Contact Number To Congratulate Clark Campaign!

    01/18/2004 8:22:05 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 33 replies · 221+ views
    Clark for President P.O. Box 2959 Little Rock, AR 72203 Phone: (501) 537-2004 Fax: (501) 244-2203
  • Dean's secure in his view of Saddam

    12/26/2003 2:23:20 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 23 replies · 170+ views
    In his interview with the Monitor, Howard Dean repeated his contention that Saddam Hussein's recent capture had made America no safer. "My opponents spent the week criticizing me for that, which I think was to their detriment" since the federal government had just increased the terror alert level to orange, indicating an elevated risk of an attack. But he said two other recent events had benefited national security: the capture of a ship loaded with drugs in the Persian Gulf - "which is almost certainly how al-Qaida is partly financing their operations," Dean said - and Libya's decision to declare...
  • CUTTING AND RUNNING

    11/18/2003 9:32:11 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 4 replies · 143+ views
    TNR ONLINE ^ | 11.18.03 | by Jonathan Cohn
    Candidate: Howard Dean Category: Foreign Policy Grade: D Howard Dean's new ad in Iowa is a lot like the candidate himself: blunt. The ad shows a picture of Congressman Richard Gephardt, Dean's chief rival, standing with President Bush at the White House on October 2--the day Bush and his supporters announced that they had secured congressional support for waging war with Iraq. Says the voice-over, "October 2002. Dick Gephardt agrees to co-author the Iraq war resolution, giving George Bush the authority to go to war. A week later, with Gephardt's support, it passes Congress." Next the narrator mentions that Gephardt...
  • The Left's Love Affair With the Palestinians

    11/06/2003 1:12:58 AM PST · by kattracks · 12 replies · 354+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 11/06/03 | Paul Hollander
    Support for the Palestinian cause  -- which usually means all Palestinian demands for an independent state and the right of return of Palestinians to Israel -- has become a major item on the political agenda of the Left in most Western countries. In demonstrations against globalism or the war in Iraq, there are pro-Palestinian contingents; on American college campuses pro-Palestinian organizations (often allied with Islamic ones) thrive. "Solidarity groups" visit the West Bank and Gaza and often interpose themselves between rioting or demonstrating Palestinians and Israeli troops. Sometimes they join the demonstrators. They are also deployed around the headquarters of...
  • The French Spin a Different War Story

    06/03/2003 9:55:33 AM PDT · by walford · 11 replies · 307+ views
    Insight on the News ^ | unknown [recently] | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    ... The average Frenchman listening to state-run France Inter radio or Antenne 2 television during the first week of the war in Iraq saw the United States spiraling toward a humiliating defeat, and Bush, the "cowboy" president, headed for ignominy if not impeachment. In tones that mixed elation and awe, newsmen and pundits began speculating on how the Middle East would look the day after the United States lost the war against Saddam. Wouldn't this dramatic display of U.S. vulnerability encourage other nations and terrorist groups to challenge overrated U.S. military might?...
  • JESUS is not a Pacifist.

    05/29/2003 11:07:08 AM PDT · by RMrattlesnake · 40 replies · 328+ views
    the Baptist Corpsman | 20 may 03 | By Darren Morrison
    JESUS is not a Pacifist. By Darren Morrison The Jesus of the Bible, the one that the four gospels are about, the very one the Bible testifies about, was not a pacifist. The ultra liberal churches like the Unitarians and Quakers tout Jesus as being some feminine pacifist. The ultra liberal so-called churches make Jesus in the image they want regardless of what the bible teaches. To them Jesus was just a happy go lucky hippie, hardly anything holy in that. How can we tell how Jesus is and was? By careful examination of his perfect word. The very same...
  • Women in Combat - Incomplete Media Discussion

    05/02/2003 12:40:14 PM PDT · by walford · 18 replies · 899+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | 05/01/2003 | William R Alford
    Since the three female American soldiers initially fell into enemy hands in Iraq, the media have worked hard to quell any backlash against women being deployed in combat. Consequently, a full exploration of the implications involved has been scrupulously avoided.