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  • Behind the Scenes: Trump Transition Team ‘Murder Boards’ Test Cabinet Nominees

    01/12/2017 10:25:01 AM PST · by Bratch · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Govenment ^ | January 12,2017 | Charlie Spiering
    WASHINGTON D.C. — Two bright spotlights shine on former WWE executive Linda McMahon as she sits down at a desk with a bottle of water next to her. As a group of eight serious-looking political figures peer back skeptically back at her. A man identifying himself as Senator Ed Murray asks a question about her support of President-elect Donald Trump during the campaign. The man, although dressed in a suit, looks nothing like the real senator. But a paper with the official portrait of the Irish red headed senator is helpfully taped in front of the desk with an identifying...
  • Mainstream Media Hurricane Matthew’s PR Company

    10/06/2016 7:23:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    If you are maybe a Millennial, or a complacent and uniformed liberal, or even a deplorable other, you had better learn to be ready for ANY natural, or manmade catastrophe. It’s only common sense Today we are being deluged with dramatic and dramatized stories about Hurricane Matthew getting ready to wallop Florida. There are photos of empty supermarket shelves—no bread, no water, no eggs. There are photos of traffic backed up for miles as people “flee,” choosing not to “hunker down,” this time. There are stories and photos of the National Guard prepping to “roll,” although I don’t know what...
  • O homines ad servitutem promptos!

    06/10/2013 8:47:45 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 10, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    Father Charles Arminjon, in his book entitled 'The End of the Present World," explains that, "..the Antichrist will be lord of the world" and that, "It is abundantly clear that the effect of all the events of the present time is to prepare the social setting in which the dominance of the man of sin will be exercised...any careful observer [this would rule out the vast majority today] of the events of the present time cannot escape the conviction that everything is being done to bring about a social environment where the man of sin, by combining in his person...
  • {VANITY} A little prepper help if ya please

    08/18/2012 6:54:12 PM PDT · by mykroar · 57 replies
    8/18/2012 | me
    Looking for a little prepper guidance, specifically around long-term food (MRS vs freeze-dried) and maybe where to obtain. Also interested in a good site to obtain ammunition (or would the next local gun show be the way to go). Picked up a Mossberg 12 gauge & a Hi-point .45ACP Carbine a few months back.I am currently in an apartment, so space is an issue to a degree. Thanks ahead of time - last weekly prepper thread was a month ago.
  • 2012Rejecting the Crucifix as offensive: Preparation for the Reign of Antichrist

    03/15/2012 8:31:02 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 30 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 15, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    When one of the world's leading exorcists, Father Gabriele Amorth, was asked how one can tell if someone is possessed, he replied, "By their aversion to the sacrament and all things sacred." One of the clearest signs of demonic possession is a hatred for the Eucharist or the crucifix. Back in December of 2009, little Jalen Cromwell of Taunton, Massachusetts, was forced to undergo psychological evaluations for drawing a stick figure of the crucified Jesus. See here. And electrician Colin Atkinson's palm cross was deemed "insensitive." See here. As noted here, "..David Cameron's government will insist at the European Court...
  • Post melt down not all it is cracked up to be.

    10/08/2011 8:32:15 AM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 15 replies
    Open Source Survival ^ | 10-7-2011 | Ronin Gael
    If you have planned, prepared, and trained can relax and enjoy the simpler life of time gone by where everyday is a satisfying accomplishment if you just live through it. So what about the money? Where does it fit in? Money will be the insurance for what you have forgotten, lost, broke or had stolen from your list of essentials above. You will hopefully be able to use items of value (currency, goods, gold, silver) or some combination to trade for what you need at that moment when the local Wal-Mart has been looted and burned to the ground....
  • Economic Riots And Civil Unrest Inside The United States Are Now More Likely Than Ever

    08/15/2011 9:41:19 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    TEC ^ | 8-15-2011
    10 Signs That Economic Riots And Civil Unrest Inside The United States Are Now More Likely Than EverAugust 15, 2011 You should let the video footage of the wild violence that just took place in London burn into your memory because the same things are going to be happening all over the United States as the economy continues to crumble. We have raised an entire generation of young people with an "entitlement mentality", but now the economy is producing very few good jobs that will actually enable our young people to work for what they feel they are entitled to....
  • It's time to kick butt and chew bubble-gum; and I'm all out of bubble-gum.

    07/04/2011 8:02:07 AM PDT · by KimberInKhaki · 14 replies
    Myself | July 4th 2011 | Myself
    I have been in what I would call a "Serious Survival Preparation" mode for some time now. It is apparent that times are getting rough - in a number of ways - and it looks like they are going to be getting rougher and staying that way for a long time to come. All we can do is prepare as best we can, and to live life to the fullest each day. There is a time at the beginning where it is important to talk amongst ourselves to motivate and encourage each other. But then one day it is finally...
  • Top Post-Collapse Barter Items And Trade Skills

    06/10/2011 6:59:59 PM PDT · by blam · 87 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6-10-2011 | Brandon Smith
    Top Post-Collapse Barter Items And Trade Skills Brandon Smith June 10th, 2011 The concept of private barter and alternative economies has been so far removed from our daily existence here in America that the very idea of participating in commerce without the use of dollars or without the inclusion of corporate chains seems almost outlandish to many people.However, the fact remains that up until very recently (perhaps the last three to four decades) barter and independent trade was commonplace in this country. Without it, many families could not have survived. Whether we like it or not, such economic methods will...
  • Having an Answer (Part 1)

    04/06/2011 11:56:50 AM PDT · by hawkins · 13 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 04/06/2011 | Erik Smith
    A teacher stands in front of her classroom of students. She begins to review some of the previous day’s homework that she assigned her students to study and complete. She asks: “Can someone give me the answer for question #1?” She then adds with a smile: “Remember to raise your hands if you have the answer.” The response is mixed. Some of her students almost literally jump out of their seats as their hands shoot skyward. With great enthusiasm they chime in: “I know it, I know it! Pick me, teacher! Pick me!” These students had obviously “done their homework”...
  • Emergency Preparation for 60-90 Days - Kit Resources

    02/24/2011 8:51:52 AM PST · by BCW · 66 replies
    Babylon's Covert War ^ | 24 FEB 2011 | BCW
    If you read the Terrorism Daily tag-lines from various newspapers that I sent out this morning - you'll see that Iran is probing into the Mediterranean Sea with it's warships, US citizens have recently been killed by Somali pirates, and the chaos in Egypt/Libya is driving oil Middle Eastern Oil prices up, and all the while the White House sits quiet - no response. I can analyze that the current administration may still have military and civilian forces deployed - that intelligence and counterintelligence officers are conducting missions throughout the world presently - but to what extent are these efforts...
  • S. Korea: A massive meeting over North (an interesting year?)

    02/19/2011 11:51:37 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Joongang Daily ^ | 02/19/11 | Ser Myo-ja
    A massive meeting over North February 19, 2011 Amid growing concerns of renewed armed provocations by North Korea, a massive meeting attended by President Lee Myung-bak, cabinet members, senior military and police officials as well as mayors and governors took place yesterday to review the country’s readiness against any Pyongyang hostilities. The meeting, attended by 220 senior members of the central and local governments and the military, came after the two deadly attacks by North Korea last year. The participants discussed the country’s defense posture in the radically changed security environment of the peninsula following the attacks, along with the...
  • CA Nurses May Strike Over Swine Flu Preparation

    10/19/2009 9:15:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies · 647+ views
    AP) ^ | Monday, 19 October 2009 4:43PM
    California nurses' union has threatened a one-day strike at 34 hospitals, accusing the providers of poor swine flu preparedness. As many as 16,000 registered nurses will strike on Oct. 30 if state and federal swine flu protection recommendations aren't written into their contracts, said California Nurses Association spokesman Chuck Idelson. Nurses have complained about poor access to protective N-95 masks since a 51-year-old Sacramento nurse died in July after contracting swine flu. The gear is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for use while treating swine flu patients. The strike threat comes amid negotiations between the union...
  • Hospital big David Rosen blasts New York State's preparation for swine flu

    09/01/2009 4:47:49 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 23 replies · 547+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Sept 1 2009 | Glenn Blain & Samuel Goldsmith
    The chief of the hospitals hardest hit by swine flu accused the state Health Department Monday of failing miserably to help prepare for the return of the virus . . . "The swine flu is our own Hurricane Katrina and we're getting no help whatsoever," said David Rosen, head of the MediSys Health Network, which runs Jamaica, Flushing and Peninsula hospitals in Queens and Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn . . .
  • N. Korea: Rumors Spread of Kim Jong Un as NK`s Heir Apparent (now a two-star general?)

    03/02/2009 7:13:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 550+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 03/02/09
    Rumors Spread of Kim Jong Un as NK`s Heir Apparent MARCH 02, 2009 06:39 Conservative newsletters in South Korea specializing in North Korean affairs yesterday said Kim Jong Un, the youngest son of the NorthÂ’s supreme leader Kim Jong Il, is the heir apparent. Rumors are also swirling that the son threw a party Feb. 16 for high-ranking military officials to mark his fatherÂ’s 67th birthday. With the communist countryÂ’s media also cultivating an atmosphere for a power transfer, all eyes are on whether the March 8 general elections of the NorthÂ’s Supreme PeopleÂ’s Assembly will confirm these reports. â–½...
  • The 72-Hour Bug Out Kit

    02/15/2009 7:22:47 AM PST · by StonyMan451 · 262 replies · 5,421+ views
    Blog: Jesus Be With Us ^ | 2/13/2009 | Ben Fisher
    The 72-hour Kit: Gotta Rosary for the run? By Ben Fisher - Jesus Be With Us Published February 13th, 2009 In the event of an emergency, do you have a 72-hour or Bug-out Kit? Gotta Rosary for the run? A 72-hour kit is a bag, bucket, or box of everything you will need (food, water, medicine, …) to survive 72-hours as you flee a natural disaster, terrorist event, or civil unrest. The idea is that you should be able to get where you’re evacuating to within three-days, or that civil authorities (police, national guard, etc.) will have brought the unrest...
  • Extra Notice Helps Wyoming Prepare Families for Historic Deployment

    01/21/2009 3:43:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 177+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2009 – As Wyoming prepares for the largest National Guard deployment in state history, much of the planning has gone into helping those who will be left behind for a year in communities scattered across the rural state. Nearly 1,000 soldiers will deploy in April to Iraq and Kuwait, leaving behind thousands of families and extended family members in nearly every community in the state. “A lot of people think of the ‘spouse’ when they think of military family programs. Not everybody’s married,” William Breckenridge, the state Family Support Program director, said. “We work in terms...
  • VIDEO: "Disaster Preparedness From"

    01/18/2009 10:29:23 PM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies · 736+ views
    Video and Ready.Gov ^ | Added September 10, 2008 | n/a
    VIDEO: "Disaster Preparedness From" VIDEO DESCRIPTION - Snippet: "Three steps on how to prepare for an emergency or disaster."
  • Drone lands in ND in preparation for border patrol (Predator B deploys for Northern border duty)

    12/08/2008 1:14:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,169+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/8/08 | Dave Kolpack - ap
    FARGO, N.D. – After two failed tries, an unmanned aircraft expected to be the first to patrol the northern U.S. border completed a flight from Arizona to North Dakota. U.S Customs and Border Protection officials said the Predator B drone touched down Saturday at the Grand Forks Air Force Base after a six-hour flight from Libby Army Airfield in Sierra Vista, Ariz.
  • I'm Changing As Fast As I Can! (practical advice from Patrice Lewis)

    11/09/2008 11:50:47 AM PST · by Parody · 23 replies · 314+ views
    WND ^ | November 08, 2008 | Patrice Lewis
    [snip] It was Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas (1939-1975) who said, "The right to be left alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom." Keep that in mind as you consider the following suggestions. * Prepare to hunker down. Interpret this as you will. * If you have any, hide your money – otherwise it will be spread around. The best way to spread your own wealth on your own terms is to hire people to work for you. But of course, you knew that already. * Take your kids out of public school. Schools are going to become...
  • Camp Dhi-Qar Basic: Training Iraqis to Train Their Own (Training the Trainer)

    09/06/2008 3:05:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 135+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Damian Steptore, USA
    COB ADDER — Approximately 20 Iraqi Army (IA) Soldiers looked like a well-oiled machine as the trainer-candidates formed up in five-man stack teams at Camp Dhi-Qar’s basic training site, Aug. 25. The IA Soldiers glided through a make-shift neighborhood, built by the Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq and the Coalition Army Advisory Training Team, searching house-to-house for suspected criminals. “I feel I take many benefits from the training to help my country,” said Cpl. Fakher Hamadani, one of the new Iraqi trainer candidates. “I want to protect our country, our people and destroy the terrorists.” As the Iraqis approached...
  • Romans 9:19-26

    05/05/2008 6:19:46 PM PDT · by cre10za · 6 replies · 115+ views
    Bible | St. Paul
    One of you will say to me, "Then why does God still blame us? For who resists his will? But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, "Why did you make me like this? Does the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use? What if God, choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath - prepared for destruction? What if...
  • ***The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread*** December 14 -16 - How prepared for Christmas are you?

    12/14/2007 5:20:05 PM PST · by snugs · 175 replies · 487+ views
    14th December 2007 | Snugs
    How prepared are you for Christmas? A lot of singles I know and who live on their own do not really do much for Christmas in the way of decorations or buying any special food etc for Christmas. A lot of them get an invite for the day to spend either with friends or family members and therefore their sole preparation is buying a few gifts for the people likely to be at this event and maybe contributing either monetarily to the host/hostess or taking a few food/drink items on the day. So as a single you think you are...
  • Break-in victim had gun - but no bullets

    03/21/2007 10:27:58 AM PDT · by MichiganMan · 36 replies · 1,403+ views
    The Saginaw News ^ | 3/21/07 | LaNIA COLEMAN
    GLADWIN -- The 72-year-old Billings Township woman pulled the gun from a safe, aimed it at a knife-wielding bandit and pulled the trigger. No bullets.
  • What You Should Do To Prepare For An Epidemic (DHHS)

    03/13/2006 10:10:32 AM PST · by blam · 285 replies · 5,447+ views
    ABC News ^ | 3-12-2006 | Lara Setrakian
    What You Should Do to Prepare for an EpidemicStock Up on Essentials and Have an 'Outbreak Plan'How To Protect Yourself Bird Flu How Would You Know If You Had Avian Flu?A Bit of Context on the Bird Flu Threat How To Protect Yourself By LARA SETRAKIAN March 12, 2006 — Will there be an outbreak of avian flu that threatens humans? Many experts disagree on when or if a human pandemic will occur, but do say there is a chance that the virus could mutate, leading to widespread infection. In that case, the best thing you and your family can...
  • Preparation key to Turkey Day in Iraq

    11/22/2006 4:30:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 358+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Master Sgt. Dave Larson
    CAMP LIBERTY -- Thanksgiving Day has historically been the biggest meal military dining facilities serve around the globe. This year’s banquet in Baghdad will be no exception. “We spent nearly $12 million on food for the troops in November,” said CWO 4 Shawn Malinowski, the Multi-National Division - Baghdad’s command food advisor. “About $4 million of that went just for Thanksgiving.” With nearly 50,000 hungry troops to feed for the holiday, Malinowski said food orders were placed six months in advance to ensure delivery from stateside sources. “It’s all USDA-approved,” said the Philadelphia native. “It’s the responsibility of the...
  • The Good News About Nuclear Destruction

    08/24/2006 4:37:54 PM PDT · by shanec · 82 replies · 7,259+ views ^ | August 24th, 2006 | Shane Connor
    The good news about nuclear destruction Posted: August 24, 20061:00 a.m. Eastern By Shane Connor What possible good news could there ever be about nuclear destruction coming to America, whether it is dirty bombs, terrorist nukes or ICBMs from afar? In a word, they are all survivable for the vast majority of American families, if they know what to do beforehand and have made even the most modest preparations. Tragically, though, most Americans today won't give much credence to this good news, much less seek out such vital life-saving instruction, as they have been jaded by our culture's pervasive myths...
  • Carrying Filth: A 2News Investigation [Filthy Purses]

    08/03/2006 1:17:09 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 850+ views
    KUTV Salt Lake ^ | 5/21/06 | Shauna Lake
    (KUTV) SALT LAKE CITY Its' something just about every woman carries with them. While we may know what's inside our purses, do you have any idea what's on the outside? Shauna Lake put purses to the test – for bacteria – with surprising results. You may think twice about where you put your purse. Women carry purses everywhere from the office to public restrooms to the floor of the car. Most women won't be caught without their purses, but did you ever stop to think about where your purse goes during the day? “I drive a school bus, so my...
  • Paper: N. Korea preparing for missile test(in final stages for launch)

    06/03/2006 8:52:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 575+ views
    AP ^ | 06/01/06 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    Paper: N. Korea preparing for missile test By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press Writer Thu Jun 1, 5:31 AM ET The United States and Japan have detected signs that North Korea is almost ready to test-fire a long-range ballistic missile, a Japanese newspaper reported Thursday. Pyongyang is in the final stages of launching a Taepodong-2 ballistic missile, the conservative Sankei newspaper reported, citing unnamed government sources. The report did not explain what those final preparations involved. The U.S. military has dispatched a spy plane and the Japanese Defense Agency has sent a destroyer with advanced reconnaissance equipment and an attack aircraft...
  • 'Peter Pan' boomers warned

    03/04/2006 3:02:34 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 75 replies · 1,610+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4 March 2006
    BABY boomers need to shrug off their "Peter Pan" mentality and prepare their homes for wheelchairs and lifting equipment, an aged care conference in Mildura has been told. While improvements in health care meant people were able to live at home longer, house designs were not always supportive, according to strategic planner and social commentator Dr Keith Suter. He said there had been a growth of Peter Pan-style developments. "These are areas developed by baby boomers who think they will never grow old, and which will be unsuitable for them when they have problems later with hips etcetera." Instead of...
  • Japan: Govt set to approve Mt. Fuji eruption disaster plan (eruption may be nearing)

    02/09/2006 10:22:34 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 1,071+ views
    Govt set to approve Mt. Fuji eruption disaster plan The Yomiuri Shimbun The government has drafted a set of disaster-prevention measures to be implemented if Mt. Fuji erupts, which provide detailed evacuation instructions and call for the creation of task forces to be set up by local governments to enable better coordination of efforts to prevent death and injury, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. The draft is set to be approved at a meeting of the Central Disaster Prevention Council, chaired by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, by the middle of this month, after which regional governments will be notified. According...
  • How long have the Scientists Known?

    02/03/2006 4:08:01 AM PST · by nextage · 25 replies · 627+ views
    Nextage Mission ^ | 3.02.2006 | nextage
    How long have the scientists known about the predicted pole-shift, expected date and likely causes, outcomes?
  • Are you a sitting duck for bird flu?

    12/08/2005 4:21:47 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 908+ views
    USA Today ^ | 12/08/05 | Anita Manning
    <p>Will Stewart is bracing for a disaster: a flu pandemic that scientists and public health experts say in a worst-case scenario could cause worldwide calamity, kill millions of people and disrupt the global economy.</p> <p>An engineer who lives on a farm in Loudoun County, Va., outside Washington, D.C., with his wife and two children, Stewart is stockpiling food, water, medicine and even guns to defend his family in the event of civil unrest.</p>
  • VISIONS OF COMING CALAMITIES [A well respected source]

    08/08/2005 5:06:47 AM PDT · by Quix · 69 replies · 1,013+ views
    Visions of Coming Calamities Roxanne Brant God has given me two visions in the past eight years that have changed my life and ministry. In these two visions, He has shown me events to come that will affect the lives of every man, woman and child in this nation, … as well as throughout the world. Jesus said to me, “..My people need to be informed and prepared for the difficult times ahead,…I want My people to not only be informed, but to seriously and diligently devote themselves to the building up their faith and to seeking My guidance in...
  • China in Stealth Mode - (keep your eye on the dragon; trust the tiger at your peril!)

    06/28/2005 8:43:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 550+ views
    Do we know what China has been up to lately? Seems they have been flying under the radar. China's activities have been mentioned in passing a few times in the media. U.S. News & World Report did a story on China for its June 20th issue. But for the most part, we hardly hear of what is going on. We must not forget that China still has Communist leanings. I am perturbed about the fact that China, a country where human rights abuses still occur, will host the 2008 Olympic Games. This is a joke. What was the IOC thinking?...
  • Preparing for the Next Pandemic

    06/21/2005 6:25:02 AM PDT · by Judith Anne · 41 replies · 944+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | July/August 2005 | Michael T. Osterholm
    Summary: If an influenza pandemic struck today, borders would close, the global economy would shut down, international vaccine supplies and health-care systems would be overwhelmed, and panic would reign. To limit the fallout, the industrialized world must create a detailed response strategy involving the public and private sectors. Michael T. Osterholm is Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, Associate Director of the Department of Homeland Security's National Center for Food Protection and Defense, and Professor at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health.
  • Experts Say Iraq Insurgency Has Reduced Terror Threat in West-(when Iraq is stable, they'll return)

    06/16/2005 4:54:34 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 42 replies · 529+ views
    International terrorism experts say the situation in Iraq has diverted the attention of Islamic extremists away from the West. But they believe the threat to the West will resume, once violence in Iraq subsides. International terrorism experts say terror networks are focusing on their fight in Iraq, temporarily reducing the dangers faced by Western countries that have been targets in the past. But Italian Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu, speaking recently to journalists at Rome's foreign press club, say this will change once the situation in Iraq is resolved. "I think we need to need to concern ourselves with a return...
  • Terrorists retool carnage in Iraq - (Rowan Scarborough says they're "one step ahead of us" - not!)

    06/12/2005 4:35:20 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 588+ views
    The car bombs killing troops and civilians in Iraq have grown more sophisticated as insurgents gain training and financing across the border in Syria, defense officials say. The officials estimate that improvised explosive devices (IEDs), both roadside and car-borne, now account for 50 percent of all daily attacks, or "contacts," in Iraq. When the IED attacks began in full force in late 2003, most bombs were made of artillery and mortar shells. But lately, the coalition is discovering more sophisticated bombs made of a mix of explosives, some of which include penetrating warheads to kill people inside buildings. At the...
  • Taxing Choices - (simplifying federal tax code to a 19% flat tax?)

    04/15/2005 3:19:33 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 968+ views
    As April 15 arrives, millions of Americans greet this black-letter date as cheerfully as school kids lining up for vaccine injections. Once again, this will hurt. President Bush’s bipartisan tax-reform commission should endorse a powerfully simple idea that would ease the pain of many taxpayers: Let Americans choose between today’s tax system and a 19-percent flat tax. For now, Americans contend with a federal tax code that has grown luxuriant after ten years of Republican congressional dominance. As Cato Institute tax analyst Chris Edwards reports, federal tax rules that filled 40,500 pages in 1995 stretch to 60,044 pages today. A...
  • The Affirmative Action Myth - (skills, H.S. preparation...not race...should be qualifiers)

    04/06/2005 4:57:43 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 532+ views
    CATO INSTITUTE.ORG ^ | APRIL 6, 2005 | Marie Gryphon
    In the wake of the Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold university admissions preferences, affirmative action remains a deeply divisive issue. But recent research shows that college admissions preferences do not offer even the practical benefits claimed by their supporters. Because preferences do not help minority students, policymakers and administrators of all political persuasions should oppose their use. Affirmative action defenders frequently and correctly tout the importance of college to the goal of improving life prospects. But preferences at selective schools have not increased college access. They cannot do so because most minority students leave high school without the minimum...
  • Bioterrorism Readiness Tests to be Run at Rutgers

    03/25/2005 12:32:15 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 7 replies · 581+ views
    The Daily Targum ^ | 03/25/05 | vanity
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    03/10/2005 9:22:31 PM PST · by Quix · 3 replies · 244+ views ^ | 10 MAR 2005 UNKNOWN | Yolanda Ballard
    MEDITATION ON PSALM 91 VERSE 1 - He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. THE SECRET PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH I sought the Lord as to the meaning of the "Secret Place of the Most High" in verse number one. I looked in the dictionary as to the meaning of "secret" to get an overview understanding of its meaning. I then got quiet with Him and started to write the following: The "Secret place of the Most High" is a place of intimacy where only you and...
  • CA: Republican convention part of preparation for election showdown

    02/10/2005 5:26:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 262+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/10/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Republicans arriving here this weekend for their party's spring convention are coming to prepare for what they and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger expect will be an unprecedented special election war this fall. The popular governor, the party's superstar, will speak to delegates Friday night to rally their support for his series of sweeping constitutional amendments that would overhaul state government and politics. "California Republicans are on the offensive," said Ron Nehring, chairman of the San Diego County GOP Central Committee, adding that he doesn't believe a compromise with Democrats is likely. Not to be outdone, Democrats are busy...
  • the Mass Explained

    10/01/2003 5:22:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies · 1,364+ views
    CERC ^ | 1981 | Cormac Burke
    The Mass Explained    CORMAC BURKE The following commentaries on the Holy Mass — one for each day of the month — were first prepared for school use. They can easily be adapted for other uses. ContentsIntroductionChrist's actionLove for the MassFaith The purposes of the MassThe first purpose: adoration The second purpose: to give thanks The third purpose: to make up for our sinsThe fourth purpose: petitionReadingsGospelCreedPresentation of the giftsPresentation of the giftsOrate, fratresSanctusConsecrationConsecration-CommunionThe Our FatherPreparation for CommunionCommunionHoly Mass: self-givingOpening prayer, prayer over the gifts, Prayer after communionMass: presence of God Sorrow for one's sin Thanksgiving IntroductionTo judge the...
  • Many public school graduates aren't college-ready, report says

    09/17/2003 5:51:44 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 16 replies · 395+ views
    St. Louis Today, COM ^ | 16 September 2003 | Carolyn Bower and Alexa Aguilar
    <p>Less than half of the nation's public high school graduates have taken the classes they need to enter the least selective four-year college, according to a study being released today.</p> <p>The picture is worse for black students. Fewer than one in five leaves public high school with the minimum courses required for a four-year college, the study said.</p>
  • Not Necessary but funny look at terrorism preparation

    03/19/2003 2:16:11 PM PST · by Solson · 9 replies · 291+ views
    I got this via e-mail and thought it was pretty funny. I'm sure we can do better with our own captions.Link
  • As War Looms, New York City Braces for Terror

    03/18/2003 9:50:59 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies · 294+ views ^ | 3-18-03 | Jeff McKay
    As War Looms, New York City Braces for Terror By Jeff CorrespondentMarch 18, 2003 New York City ( - Immediately after President Bush's address on Monday preparing the nation for war, the security landscape was immediately beefed up in the New York area, considered a primary target for terrorists. A plan dubbed "Operation Atlas" will be the most visible set of security precautions covering New York City since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. A myriad of security measures will be enacted the minute the first shots are fired in Iraq. These will include bomb-sniffing dogs in New York...
  • Cuts in fence big enough for tanks

    03/08/2003 4:07:55 AM PST · by MadIvan · 23 replies · 207+ views
    The National Post (Canada) ^ | March 8, 2003 | Peter Goodspeed
    KUWAIT CITY - United Nations peacekeepers said yesterday "civilian contractors" on the Kuwaiti side of the border have cut seven new gates into the border fence leading to Iraq, an apparent preparation for war.The gaps are large enough to drive a tank through and when added to 19 existing border gates provide 26 entry points into Iraq along the two countries' 320-kilometre-long border. Western officials in Kuwait have said the fence will be dismantled in several places to allow tanks and armoured vehicles to push north across the demilitarized zone into Iraq if an invasion is launched. "It's definitely a...
  • Report Finds State Policies Undermine College Success

    03/04/2003 9:03:56 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 8 replies · 303+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 3/4/03 | Julie Slama, Bridge Project
    4 Mar 7:00 Current K-12 and Postsecondary Educational Policies Undermine College Success; Report Finds States Have Created Unnecessary Barriers To: Education Reporter, National Desk Contact: Julie Slama of the Bridge Project at Stanford University 650-725-2177 or STANFORD, Calif., March 4 /U.S. Newswire/ -- More U.S. high school students plan to go to college than ever before, but many are being set up to fail, according to a report released today by the Bridge Project at Stanford University, in conjunction with the Institute for Educational Leadership. The report, Betraying the College Dream, finds that current K-12 and postsecondary education systems...
  • Directions for a Peaceful Death

    12/14/2002 6:13:07 AM PST · by xzins · 4 replies · 111+ views
    Fire and Ice ^ | Richard Baxter
    Directions for a Peaceful Death By Richard Baxter Comfort is not desirable only as it pleases us, but also as it strengthens us, and helps us in our greatest duties. And when is it more needful than in sickness, and the approach of death? I shall therefore add such directions as are necessary to make our departure comfortable or peaceful at the least, as well as safe.Direct. I. Because I would make this treatise no longer than I must; in order to overcome the fears of death, and get a cheerful willingness to die, I desire the sick to...