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  • Why Mormons Should Embrace Evolution: BYU Biology Professor Steven Peck

    09/21/2010 6:44:28 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 108 replies ^ | Sept. 20, 2010 | Columnist Jana Riess with guest Steven Peck
    Recently a young mother complained to me that a non-Mormon family member had given her children the They Might Be Giants album Here Comes Science, which contains a song about evolution called "My Brother the Ape" (check out the great cartoon music video). She was uncomfortable with the lyrics because she felt they were incompatible with Mormonism, the Bible, America, and apple pie. Probably baseball too. I didn't challenge her views about Mormons and evolution, because the conversation didn't occur in the right context and I have been trying to listen more and shout out my own opinion less. (I...
  • To Saul Alinsky: Something You Never Thought Of

    06/05/2010 7:59:30 AM PDT · by reasonisfaith · 35 replies · 968+ views
    So Alinsky dedicates his book, Rules For Radicals, to Lucifer. His explanation is that Lucifer was “the first radical” and that he rebelled against the establishment. Alinsky wrote “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins—or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom—Lucifer.” It never ceases to amaze me. The way socialists defeat themselves again and...
  • Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding

    05/30/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 170 replies · 4,470+ views - JERUSALEM POST ^ | 05/31/2010 07:00 | By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ
    "Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding." By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ 05/31/2010 07:00 SNIPPET: "Passengers tried to wrest weapons from soldiers, Army Radio reports; Turkish leadership in emergency meeting to discuss response to attack at sea. Passengers tried to grab weapons away from soldiers boarding the Gaza protest flotilla, starting the violence, Army Radio reported Tuesday morning, responding to accusations that Israeli commandos assaulted the ships guns blazing."
  • Dixie Chicks film a case of 'Sing,' not 'Shut Up' (Some free PR for Free Republic)

    11/17/2006 10:44:26 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 45 replies · 1,869+ views
    Chicago sun-Times ^ | November 17, 2006 | MARY HOULIHAN Staff Reporter
    Natalie Maines has always been the Dixie Chicks' mouth. As lead singer, she not only fronts the band on stage but is often its spokeswoman. She was known for speaking her mind well before the now infamous comment that started a backlash against the popular country music group. Back in 2003 at a London concert on the eve of the Iraq war, Maines was just being herself when she said: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." The reaction that followed stunned Maines and bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robison. Suddenly, the...
  • Teen's deeds puzzle cops

    01/12/2006 1:24:50 PM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 10 replies · 1,300+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 12, 2006 | Stephen Hudak and Erin Cox
    OCALA NATIONAL FOREST -- Leo Boatman paid $32.50 for a Greyhound ticket from Clearwater to Ocala the night of Jan. 2 -- a stolen AK-47 tucked in his bag and murder hidden in his heart, authorities said.
  • "Road Less Traveled" author dies at 69.

    09/26/2005 10:31:24 PM PDT · by lunarbicep · 19 replies · 680+ views ^ | Sep. 26, 2005 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES - Author M. Scott Peck, who wrote the best-seller "The Road Less Traveled" and other novels, has died. He was 69. Peck died Sunday at his home in Connecticut, longtime friend and Los Angeles publicist Michael Levine said. He had suffered from pancreatic and liver duct cancer. Born in New York City, Peck received his bachelor's degree from Harvard College in 1958 and his doctorate from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1963. He served in the U.S. Army between 1963 and 1972. Peck spent more than 10 years in the private practice of psychiatry...
  • CA: Hungry geese a peck of trouble for Humboldt Bay ranchers

    04/24/2005 8:44:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 550+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/24/05 | AP - Eureka
    EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - Honk if you're glad the geese are gone. Humboldt Bay ranchers are overjoyed that hungry hordes of the messy fowl are finally on their way north to nest. Ravenous Aleutian cackling geese have been eating up their pasture. The Aleutian geese, once an endangered species, now number at least 60,000 and many like to feast on the sweet spring grasses of the Humboldt Bay bottomlands. They'll nest in the wind-chilled Aleutian Islands - then eventually head back to the land of the worried ranchers to fortify themselves again. A survey last month found 10,000 of the...
  • EXCERPT from Unfit for Command; pp. 87-95 [section where Larry Thurlow is mentioned]

    08/19/2004 5:02:20 PM PDT · by OESY · 42 replies · 1,755+ views
    Unfit for Command ^ | August 19, 2004 | John E. O'Neill and Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D
    Kerry’s March 13, 1969, “Medals” According to the records, Kerry claimed in the casualty report he prepared on March 13, 1969, that he was wounded as a result of a mine explosion. Within a short period, he presented his request to go home on the basis of three Purple Hearts. By March 17, 1969, Kerry’s short career in Vietnam was over. Regarding the action on March 13.1969, Kerry’s medals were once again a complete fraud. Notwithstanding the fake submission for his Bronze Star, Kerry was never wounded or bleeding from his arm. All reports, including the medical reports, make clear...
  • Discrepancies noted in Kerry's record, Ex-skipper says website wrong

    04/23/2004 3:22:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 181 replies · 602+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4-23-04 | By Michael Kranish, Globe Staff
    WASHINGTON -- Vietnam combat records posted on John F. Kerry's campaign website for the month of January 1969 as evidence of his service aboard swift boat No. 94 describe action that occurred before Kerry was skipper of that craft, according to the officer who said he commanded the boat at the time. On the site, the Massachusetts senator is described as the skipper of Navy boat No. 94 during several actions in late January 1969. However, Edward Peck, who was the skipper of the 94 before Kerry took over, said combat reports posted by the campaign for January 1969 involve...
  • Gregory Peck Dead (Breaking)

    06/12/2003 10:38:27 AM PDT · by IncPen · 170 replies · 447+ views
    ABC Radio News ^ | 6/12/03 | ABCNews
    Just announced on ABC radio...
  • Which celebrities and politicians said there was no Al Qaeda, Iraq connection?

    04/27/2003 2:47:14 PM PDT · by syriacus · 9 replies · 234+ views
    4/27/2003 | various
    If it turns out there was an Al Qaeda/Iraq connection, it would be great to be prepared with celebrity quotes denying that connection.Here are two from Sarandon and Streisand.Sarandon plans to act up before State of the Union WASHINGTON - Just before President Bush delivers his State of the Union address tonight, activist actress Susan Sarandon plans to upstage him. "Before our kids start coming home from Iraq in body bags and women and children start dying in Baghdad, I need to know, 'What did Iraq do to us?'" the 56-year-old New Yorker asks in a 30-second television spot that...