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  • New Evidence For Anthropic Theory That Fundamental Physics Constants Underlie Life-Enabling Universe

    01/16/2015 10:58:49 AM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    From Quarks to Quasars ^ | January 16, 2015 | FQIQ
    Full Title:New Evidence For Anthropic Theory That Fundamental Physics Constants Underlie Life-Enabling Universe For nearly half a century, theoretical physicists have made a series of discoveries that certain constants in fundamental physics seem extraordinarily fine-tuned to allow for the emergence of a life-enabling universe. Constants that crisscross the Standard Model of Particle Physics guided the formation of hydrogen nuclei during the Big Bang, along with the carbon and oxygen atoms initially fused at the center of massive first-generation stars that exploded as supernovae; these processes in turn set the stage for solar systems and planets capable of supporting carbon-based life...
  • The Great Apostasy [Mormonism labels ALL Protestant, Catholic & Orthodox churches 'apostate']

    10/09/2013 11:14:38 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 129 replies
    Mormonism Research Ministry ^ | Aaron Shafovaloff
    Around the world the fame of Christ spreads. Men and women lift their hands to praise the name of Jesus, worshiping him as the King of kings and Lord of lords. Full of the Holy Spirit, they lift him up as their savior, redeemer, and advocate. His gospel is preached, his word is believed, and his death and resurrection are celebrated in the Lord's Supper. Millions are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, trusting in the person and work of Christ for forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and the transformation of their heart. Hundreds of...
  • The Principle of Contradiction: 8 things everyone should know

    10/05/2012 8:54:00 AM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 15 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 10-04-12 | TFP
    What is the principle of contradiction? In a nutshell, it’s this:  a thing cannot be and not be at the same time.  Saint Thomas Aquinas shows that not even God can deny the principle of contradiction, the absolute law of the order of being, because it is impossible for God to will the absolutely impossible (Summa Contra Gentiles, Book 1, chap. 84). Father Garrigou-Lagrange gives us eight principal reasons, based on Aristotle, for defending the necessity and real validity of the principle of contradiction. They are briefly: 1. To deny this necessity and this validity would be to deprive words of...
  • We are what we support: Actions, not labels, define our politics

    04/22/2012 5:16:46 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 38 replies
    Tom Hoefling for President 2012 ^ | April 22, 2012 | J.D. Ellis
    J.D. Ellis, Vice Presidential Nominee,America's Party Conservative voters don't vote for liberal politicians. Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are liberal politicians. As Mr. Hoefling has said many times, Republicans may be conservatives, or they may support Mitt Romney--but they may not do both. Principled patriotic American voters don't vote for candidates who are opposed to America's foundational principles. Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney hold a number of positions that are directly opposed to America's foundational principles. Republicans may be principled patriotic Americans, or they may support Mitt Romney--they may not do both. Pro-life voters don't vote for pro-abortion...
  • Terminus

    04/06/2012 10:26:34 AM PDT · by fporretto · 3 replies
    Liberty's Torch ^ | 04/06/2012 | Francis W. Porretto
    I have had enough. The progression that has driven the original, relatively constrained welfare system of the United States to its present, cradle-to-grave assurances of absolute support for whatever form of Taking or Faking one chooses to pursue has taken quite a lot of Americans, including this one, to a completely different destination. Here's a sample of the fuel that's propelled us: “I believe that in a society as wealthy as ours, we should have a commitment to our seniors and to the disabled,” Obama said. “That’s not a sign of weakness. That’s not socialism.” Obama called “the basic American...
  • Romney describes healthcare mandate as conservative principle (but will repeal Obamacare)

    12/29/2011 5:47:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/28/11 | Jonathan Easley
    Romney describes healthcare mandate as conservative principleBy Jonathan Easley - 12/28/11 08:55 AM ET GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said the insurance mandate included in the Massachusetts healthcare law he signed is fundamentally a conservative principle. Speaking Wednesday on “Fox and Friends,” Romney defended the Bay State’s healthcare law, which includes a version of the individual mandate, as inline with the Republican world view. The individual mandate was the centerpiece and most controversial aspect of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which has widely been blasted by Republicans as governmental overreach. “I’m happy to stand by the things that I...
  • RUSH: We Stand for Principle Over Politics and the Establishment Can't Stand It

    12/23/2011 1:56:05 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 23 replies ^ | December 21, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    We Stand for Principle Over Politicsand the Establishment Can't Stand It December 21, 2011 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "House Democrats tried Wednesday to force a vote on the Senate’s two-month extension of the payroll-tax cut, but Republicans gaveled the House closed to prevent them from having a chance, as top GOP leaders huddled down the hall to try to figure a way out of the mess. The House was set to hold a pro forma session, but two top Democrats, Reps. Steny H. Hoyer and Chris Van Hollen, demanded to be recognized to try to force a vote on the...
  • Progress Toward the Dream of Space Drives and Stargates

    05/23/2011 5:02:27 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 5/23/11 | Paul Gilster
    Progress Toward the Dream of Space Drives and Stargates by Paul Gilster on May 23, 2011 by James F. WoodwardI first wrote about James Woodward’s work in my 2004 book Centauri Dreams: Imagining and Planning Interstellar Exploration, and have often been asked since to comment further on his research. But it’s best to leave that to the man himself, and I’m pleased to turn today’s post over to him. A bit of biography: Jim Woodward earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics at Middlebury College and New York University (respectively) in the 1960s. From his undergraduate days, his chief...
  • Teacher cleared of sex assault reveals his nightmare

    05/15/2011 11:51:00 AM PDT · by rawhide · 83 replies ^ | 5-15-11 | Katie Silver
    A PE teacher falsely accused of molesting a 12-year-old schoolgirl has spoken of his pain at telling his children he was going to be arrested. Sean Lanigan was pulled out of a class in Fairfax, Virginia, and told he was going to be arrested for allegedly carrying out the offences. In reality his 'crimes' had been invented and the schoolgirl bore a grudge against him. Despite being cleared of all the offences, the teacher’s $125,000 legal fees still haven’t been repaid by the state and he is struggling to get his life back. The young girl claimed that the teacher...
  • Dump the Bipartisan Mush: Here’s How You Do It for Real

    12/23/2010 6:08:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 1+ views
    American ^ | 12/21/10 | Steven F. Hayward
    Dump the Bipartisan Mush: Here’s How You Do It for Real By Steven F. Hayward Tuesday, December 21, 2010 Here’s how serious people transcend ideological differences. And we don’t need no stinkin’ ‘no labels’ badges. All the talk lately of “bipartisan consensus” and the smug No Labels movement brought back to mind the surely apocryphal but truthy story of the Russian visiting a U.S. Senate aide shortly after the fall of Communism in the old USSR. “Please explain two-party system,” the Russian asked, having no experience with multi-party democracy. “It’s simple,” explained the Senate staff veteran. “We have two parties...
  • Two Conflicting Laws...Romans 7

    10/16/2010 7:46:20 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 1+ views
    I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin....
  • The GOP governors who 'get it'

    08/03/2010 2:33:54 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 4+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 3, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    If you could boil down the public's lament with Washington, it might be: "What happened to the adults?" Not the adults of the Clark Clifford variety, the Washington fixtures who alternate between serving administrations and commenting on them sagely for PBS. But political leaders who make tough choices, take on problems directly and combine principle with pragmatism in a manner consistent with true statesmanship. President Obama promised to be this kind of leader. He has instead proved -- with a few exceptions -- to be the servant of a limited political faction. He has exacerbated the nation's fiscal crisis without...
  • The Taranto Principle Vindicated Again

    05/20/2010 4:23:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 769+ views ^ | May 20, 2010 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- The exposure of Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal as a hoaxster boasting of a nonexistent record of service in the Vietnam War is a splendid example of what is known as the Taranto Principle. Someday the Taranto Principle will be taught in all the journalism schools, assuming one or two survive the present detumescence of journalism. Formulated by the inimitable Wall Street Journal editorialist James Taranto, the principle posits that when the liberal mainstream press indulges a liberal politician's deceits or fails to hold the politician accountable for his misbehavior, it encourages the politician to ascend to a...
  • Time to lay off Mitt bashing? Mitt, Bachmann and Palin are the only ones speaking up?

    04/20/2010 7:14:49 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 214 replies · 2,411+ views
    Truth in advertising: I've been an off and on, Mitt Romney supporter. By and large, off. But I'm beginning to wonder if maybe Mitt deserves a second look.
  • Request for Advice Regarding a Website for a Statement of Conservative Principles

    03/09/2010 5:27:00 PM PST · by Duodecim · 9 replies · 240+ views
    Last month, when we were discussing the Mount Vernon Statement, I mentioned a similar but more detailed statement of conservative principles, the Twelve Points. I am writing to ask whether anyone around here has had experience in embedding online petitions in a website (or using other tools to allow people who visit a website to "sign" the main document on the site). I would like to get this working before I begin promoting the Twelve Points again, but I haven't been able to find any usable information. Is there anyone who has had experience with this and who knows how...
  • Sarah Palin and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

    09/03/2008 10:37:16 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 35 replies · 269+ views
    Sarah Palin and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle There is a principle in quantum mechanics holding that increasing the accuracy of measurement of one observable quantity increases the uncertainty with which another conjugate quantity may be known. In simpler terms, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle states that you cannot make a measurement without affecting the results of the measurement. The mere fact you make the measurement influences the accuracy of the results. Some thinkers have elevated the uncertainty principle to the status of a philosophical principle, called the principle of indeterminacy. How does this principle apply to Vice-Presidential candidate Governor Sarah Palin?...
  • A Test of the Copernican Principle (the principle has never been confirmed)

    05/22/2008 5:05:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 226+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | 5/22/08 | Lisa Zyga
    The Copernican principle states that the Earth is not the center of the universe, and that, as observers, we don’t occupy a special place. First stated by Copernicus in the 16th century, today the idea is wholly accepted by scientists, and is an assumed concept in many astronomical theories.However, as physicists Robert Caldwell of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Albert Stebbins of Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, point out, the Copernican principle has never been confirmed as a whole. In a recent paper published in Physical Review Letters called “A Test of the Copernican Principle,” the two researchers...
  • A new beginning

    02/10/2008 6:14:05 PM PST · by B Knotts · 2 replies · 74+ views
    Ipsissima Verba ^ | 02/10/2008 | B Knotts
    The GOP primary process is largely over, as months before many Republican voters have an opportunity to cast their votes, John McCain has essentially been crowned the nominee. This is not the beginning of an unraveling of the conservative movement; it is more the culmination of many years of philosophical neglect.We have heard many conservatives complain that the GOP has “forgetten its principles.” More specificallly, the complaint is that Republican officeholders have drifted from Constitutional principles in particular, or from conservative principles in general. If you were to ask such people for examples, it would be a fair assumption...
  • Huckabee's Consistency (Janet Folger: Americans Want A Leader Of Principle Alert)

    12/10/2007 10:17:24 PM PST · by goldstategop · 28 replies · 488+ views ^ | 12/11/2007 | Janet Folger
    Timeless principles consistent with where Huckabee remains today and relevant to the recent headlines. Also nine years ago, Huckabee said the1998 Jonesboro shootings were driven by "the winds of spiritual change in a nation that has forgotten its God." "Government knows it does not have the answer, but it's arrogant and acts as though it does," Huckabee said. "Church does have the answer but will cowardly deny that it does and wonder when the world will be changed." He gets it. And the message of values grounded in the Word of God are timeless. The winds of spiritual change that...
  • Does Rudy's Rise Reflect Social Right's Decline? (Voter Ignorance Explains Rudy's Rise Alert)

    07/26/2007 9:03:47 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 65 replies · 939+ views
    Don ^ | 07/28/2007 | Don Feder
    Like the Olympics, it's a game that's played every four years. The media march out on the field in their ideologically matching blazers and try to convince the GOP to ditch social issues. Their pitch goes something like this: Republican voters are far more moderate than their party's platform. The day of the religious right has come and gone. With pro-life, pro-marriage stands, the party alienates legions of voters who agree with it on taxes, spending and defense. An article in the July 5 Wall Street Journal ("Giuliani Support Hints at Shift") argues, "Mr. Giuliani's lead in the polls -...
  • Drop the N-Word Already

    05/29/2007 6:55:47 AM PDT · by ruination · 22 replies · 1,221+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 29, 2007 | Heather Mac Donald
    To observe the sentimental fantasy and ruthless political calculation that fuels the Bush administration's immigration plans, one need only turn to Michael Gerson’s most recent Washington Post column. Former Bush speechwriter Gerson was a powerful voice in the White House, especially on the matter of injecting faith into policymaking; his May 25 column provides a window into how the administration deals with facts. Gerson accuses opponents of the Senate’s recent amnesty proposal of a nativist fear of illegal immigrants. Such a fear, he argues, will hurt the Republican party’s electoral chances and miss an opportunity to make the country even...
  • The Reagan Comparisons

    05/11/2007 12:31:49 AM PDT · by backtothestreets · 4 replies · 469+ views
    May 11, 2007 | backtothestreets
    I hear the candidates trying to compare themselves to Ronald Reagan. None measure up. I don't recall Ronald Reagan ever having to compare himself to anyone else in an attempt to gain support. Ronald Reagan was his own man. The candidate that irks me the most is Rudi Giuliani as he tries to embrace conservative values. Reagan didn't have to try to embrace such values. He already held such values. Ronald Reagan did not move to conservative principles and values to win votes and support. Such values were already a part of his being. Ronald Reagan did not migrate to...
  • GOP put 'power over principle,' McCain says

    03/14/2007 7:57:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 685+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 3/14/07 | Michelle DeArmond
    RIVERSIDE - Former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham and other Republicans helped cost the party the 2006 election because of their pork-barrel spending, out-of-control earmarks and corruption, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday. "I hope they've learned the lessons that the American people are sick and tired of this incredible waste of tax dollars," McCain said after a fundraiser in Riverside. "We Republicans came to power in 1994 to change government, and government changed us. And that's why we lost the election: We began to value power over principle." McCain was elected to Congress in 1982 representing what was then the first...
  • Searching for George Washington

    02/19/2007 11:10:19 AM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 15 replies · 500+ views
    Renew America ^ | 02/19/2007 | Adam Graham
    Last year I learned an embarrassing lesson from Basil of Basil's Blog. President's Day is not a holiday, Washington's birthday is. If you don't believe me, check the US Code (5 USC 6103). It is most appropriate that Washington's birthday be the one celebrated, because he serves as a reminder of what public service can be. For some, politics is something your whole life is centered on. The desire to be the President consumes all else, including principle, loyalty, all in a desire to have the top job. Yet, Washington was a President who'd rather have retired than run. He...
  • Constitution Party to Select Candidate By July

    01/02/2007 9:25:56 PM PST · by TBP · 317 replies · 3,204+ views
    Conservative President | Tuesday, December 05, 2006 The Constitution Party, a conservative third party founded in 1992 to serve as a possible ticket for Pat Buchanan to run on, plans to have nominated its candidate for President by July 2007, World Net Daily reports. The party held a national committee meeting last weekend where Howard Phillips, who is the party's founder and three time Presidential candidate (1992, 1996 and 2000), told World Net Daily "The time has never been better for a third party dark horse candidate to grab the White House." Phillips said that the party will nominate candidate next year and among the possibilities...
  • Rhode Island's Lessons For Real Republicans (If GOP Stands For Nothing, It Deserves To Lose Alert)

    09/13/2006 10:45:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 72 replies · 1,015+ views ^ | 09/14/06 | Jane Chastain
    How did our country stray so far from the founding principles of limited government, states' rights, self-reliance and moral integrity? Most Americans blame it on Congress. Americans have little faith in members of Congress, but we keep re-electing our own congressman and senators, often with little or no serious thought on the matter. In 1994, after 40 years in the political wilderness, Republicans assumed control of Congress with the promise that they would get back to those founding principles. A few tried. Fewer are still trying, but we are torpedoing their efforts. Even if we are alert enough to know...
  • Short Circuit: Breakdown of Trust Led Judge Luttig To Clash With Bush

    05/11/2006 1:56:03 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 22 replies · 1,244+ views
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | 5/11/2006 | Jess Bravin & J. Lynn Lunsford
    McLEAN, Va. -- On Nov. 22, U.S. Circuit Judge J. Michael Luttig was at work in his chambers here when he received a telephone call telling him to switch on the television. There, he saw Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announce that the government would file charges against Jose Padilla in a federal court -- treating the accused terrorist like a normal criminal suspect.
  • How Much Government Do We Need?

    03/07/2006 6:52:40 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 4 replies · 468+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3-7-06 | Daniel Son
    In the long run, the battle to make America safer is part of a larger cause—the battle to make the free world safer and, indeed, to make the whole world freer. Victory will come only if representative government prevails, because freedom is the one force strong enough to stop tyranny and terror. In our modern day and age, America appears to have forgotten the guiding principles that have led her thus far. Getting America Right offers not a revolutionary, novel solution, but an answer that is as old as America herself—a conservative one...
  • How Bush turned it around

    12/23/2005 9:44:02 PM PST · by streetpreacher · 117 replies · 2,225+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 21, 2005 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Men who believe in something, even if wrong, will triumph over those who believe in nothing. That is the lesson of the Bush recovery of the past four weeks. From August, when Cindy Sheehan set up Camp Casey to bedevil his vacation in Crawford – which was cut short by Katrina and then the New Orleans debacle – to November, George W. Bush seemed a man at sea. Opposition to the war was rising to 60 percent, his approval rating had plummeted to 36 percent, his credibility appeared fatally impaired. There seemed a danger that, for three more years, an...
  • In Bush We Trust? (Don Feder Says Time For Conservatives To Declare Independence From "W" Alert)

    10/29/2005 12:00:11 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 239 replies · 2,992+ views ^ | 10/29/05 | Don Feder
    That the Supreme Court nomination of Harriet Miers has been mercifully euthanized is good news. What this bizarre episode says about the "conservatism" of George W. Bush is the bad news. Whenever someone tries to tell me about the supposed commitment to the cause of our 43rd President, my off-handed response is: "Colin Powell, Christine Todd Whitman, Alberto Gonzales, Arlen Specter (Bush supported RINO Arlen over a real Republican in last year's GOP primary), mega-deficits, Nobody's-gonna-outspend-me-on-Katrina-aid, signing the campaign-finance fraud, Islam-is-a-religion-of-peace, Ramadan fetes in the White House, an amnesty for illegal immigrants thinly disguised as a guest-worker program, didn't support...
  • 2 profiles in courage: Kevin McCullough lauds coach, principal who stood up for beliefs

    10/21/2005 4:17:19 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 14 replies · 471+ views ^ | Friday, October 21, 2005 | Kevin McCullough
    Friday, October 21, 2005 2 profiles in couragePosted: October 21, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern By Kevin McCullough © 2005 Often I am critical on my broadcast when it comes to the quality of education the public educators believe themselves to be giving our children today. In large part, the teachers unions of our nation have become elitist snobs that seek to wreck the value system of our children and undermine the stability, authority and provision of the parents. It is the parents' God-given responsibility to give guidance to, teach and train these young ones to eventually become men and women. It...
  • The missing pieces - (George Lakoff "reframing" liberals' religious "messages"-ZOTable agenda)

    04/17/2005 11:20:36 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 599+ views
    George Lakoff [] is the self-appointed guru [] who has helped create and feed the Democratic frenzy over "framing []," which is code for revamping rhetoric once ideas and people have repeatedly failed. To which one says: good luck with that. If the Dems can win an election touting higher "civilization fees" in lieu of taxes, then the American people deserve them in high office. Reality and history will not be so kind to Lakoff: as a man once noted, ideas have consequences [ 146?v=glance], and the language you dress them up in does little to affect that. It's noteworthy...
  • The Problem with Rick Santorum

    03/27/2005 11:29:32 AM PST · by Conservative Goddess · 324 replies · 3,603+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | March 27, 2005 | Colin McNickle
    Rick Santorum will not be elected to a third U.S. Senate term. But it's not because Pennsylvania's junior senator is "too conservative." He is anything but, as a succinct National Journal analysis shows. No, Mr. Santorum will lose his 2006 race for re-election to presumptive Democrat nominee Bob Casey Jr. because he has thumbed his nose and furiously waggled his fingers at a large cross-section of his conservative base. How can this be? Santorum is an unwavering abortion foe, right? Sure. And to him homosexual marriage is an abomination that will open the door to legally sanctioned man-canine matrimony, right?...
  • A Principled and Fundamental Opposition to the Savage Murder of Terri Schiavo

    03/26/2005 9:37:01 AM PST · by G. Stolyarov II · 19 replies · 1,089+ views
    The Rational Argumentator ^ | March 26, 2005 | G. Stolyarov II
    By the time you read this, chances are that Terri Schiavo will be dead. In a land of plenty, where her parents are more than willing to feed her, where millions of thoughtful and concerned citizens have campaigned for her continued provision of sustenance, she is nonetheless condemned to wither away, literally, by a method that would be considered cruel and unusual punishment when applied to the worst of serial rapist-murderers: starvation. Private money and time has been volunteered to support her; Bob and Mary Schindler, Ms. Schiavo’s parents, have, in a blatant display of statist intrusion, been denied the...
  • Social Security Reform: If the Poor Must Work, Let It Be for Me!

    02/14/2005 3:56:58 PM PST · by freeholland · 8 replies · 760+ views
    Yielding to my contrarian impulses, I decided to see if I could figure out a good reason for Republicans and other Conservatives to oppose the privatization of Social Security. And I did! Going to the Social Security Administration website and using the Quick Calculator there to estimate what I’m likely to receive when I retire, not too many years from now, I see that I will receive the maximum benefit, about $2,000 a month in 2005 dollars. Now, my other investments, including my PRAs (Private Retirement Accounts, but I call them my “401k” and my “Roth IRA”) will yield a...
  • Al-Zarqawi Said to Declare 'Fierce War' (on this evil principle of democracy)

    01/23/2005 5:08:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 5,944+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/23/05
    Al-Zarqawi Said to Declare 'Fierce War' 13 minutes ago BAGHDAD, Iraq - A speaker purporting to be Iraq's most feared terror leader declared a "fierce war" on democracy and said in an audiotape posted Sunday on the Web that the Americans were using next weekend's Iraqi elections to install the Shiites in power. "We have declared a fierce war on this evil principle of democracy and those who follow this wrong ideology," said the speaker, who identified himself as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, head of the al-Qaida affiliate in Iraq. "Anyone who tries to help set up this system is part...
  • Caution: Food Police Employ Precautionary Principle

    12/02/2004 3:38:24 PM PST · by Still Thinking · 7 replies · 363+ views
    Consumer ^ | December 2, 2004 | Unattributed
    Food cops who think your weight is their business are bent on slimming Americans down by any means necessary. That includes happily ignoring such commonplaces as evidence, logic, and common sense. Reaching deep into their toolbox to hammer companies that advertise food to children, they're now invoking the "precautionary principle" -- a bizarre theory that insists everything should be banned until it's proved absolutely safe. Susan Linn, two-time speaker at the obesity-lawsuit-pushing Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI) and dedicated opponent of all forms of advertising, recently told Obesity Policy Report: "I think that we need to take a leaf from...

    10/31/2004 6:45:59 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 514+ views
    Why I'm Voting to Re-elect George W. Bush Written by Michael Ashbury Saturday, October 30, 2004 Has George Bush been the perfect president? No. Of course, I don’t think there have been any perfect president in my lifetime. Yet George Bush, faced with extremely difficult and complex problems of an inherited recession, attack on our soil by extremists determined to destroy our way of life, and managing two wars, has done an excellent job of leading this diverse country, keeping us safe, and moving the economy in the right direction. But, let's look at the real George Bush. He is...
  • How to Oppose Liberal Intolerance

    08/11/2004 7:40:13 AM PDT · by albertp · 14 replies · 974+ views ^ | August 11, 2004 | Lawrence Auster
    How to Oppose Liberal Intolerance By Lawrence Auster | August 11, 2004 The double standard may well be the most characteristic feature of the leftist cultural order under which we now live. A particularly revealing instance of the double standard was the media's wall-to-wall obsession with the Abu Ghraib abuses, combined with its refusal to show the tape of the savage beheadings of innocent Americans by Islamist killers. While conservatives complain endlessly (one might even say boringly) about the double standard, however, they have signally failed to understand it. One explanation may be that today's leftists deceptively describe their...
  • Traffic Calming: A Nightmare for Americans, Susanna Lynton Jennings

    08/04/2004 5:18:22 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 84 replies · 1,596+ views
    Advance Bulletin ^ | Aug 04, 2004 - 05:28 PM | Susanna Lynton Jennings
    FREEDOM, Calif. -- Traffic calming is not just physically hazardous. It harms our way of life as well. Most people have experienced nightmares at some point in their lives. One that’s quite common is to dream you are trying to get somewhere, but can't. One version of the nightmare goes like this: You are driving home from a very long day at work. The freeway is normally congested at this hour because few improvements have been made to increase traffic flow in decades even though the population of your town has grown significantly. Unfortunately for you today, the traffic is...
  • Once Again, Politics Over Principle

    07/05/2004 4:52:00 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 507+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office202-863-8614 Washington, DC-With ABC News reporting that Sen. John Kerry has commissioned "top-secret polls of various potential running mates," RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie today released the following statement: "To John Kerry, the most important criterion for a Vice President, and therefore for a potential President, is not experience, accomplishment or judgment but polling numbers. Once again with John Kerry we see politics in place of principle." "I look forward to learning soon who polled the best."
  • Say What?

    05/23/2004 7:17:02 AM PDT · by miltonim · 10 replies · 176+ views ^ | 5/21/2004 | Greg Pierce - Inside Politics
    "Democrats fretting over fumbles by John Kerry's campaign have something new to agonize over — his bizarre flip-flop [Wednesday] on abortion rights," the New York Post's Deborah Orin writes. "After months of saying he'd have a litmus test as president and only pick pro-choice Supreme Court justices, Kerry did an about-face and said he might name some right-to-life justices after all. " 'I will not appoint somebody with a 5-4 [Supreme] Court who's about to undo Roe v. Wade,' Kerry told the Associated Press. " 'But that doesn't mean that if that's not the balance of the court, I wouldn't...
  • President Kerry? (Joseph Farah Responds To Readers Comments On His Editorial)

    04/22/2004 11:18:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 52 replies · 327+ views ^ | 04/23/04 | Joseph Farah
    President Kerry? Joseph Farah Well, now that I have your attention ... Let's see, I would estimate that I have received at least 1,000 e-mails on my last column, predicting John Kerry will win the presidential election in November. Some people have mistaken my prediction as an endorsement. Obviously, these folks have not read the volumes I have written previously on the junior senator from Massachusetts. I think he's a disgrace. As I mentioned in my last column, I believe his election would be a national disaster. I think he's a traitor to his country. I wouldn't be surprised if...
  • Is The President So Important? (Joseph Farah Responds To His Critics)

    02/05/2004 11:59:12 PM PST · by goldstategop · 59 replies · 479+ views ^ | 02/06/04 | Joseph Farah
    Is The President So Important? By Joseph Farah Many readers took offense at my recent column skewering George W. Bush for policies that have demoralized Americans, leaving them feeling politics don't work and that they have no good options in the presidential election of 2004. I'm sorry. I call them as I see them. I didn't support Bush in 2000 because I was confident he would pay little heed to the Constitution he swore an oath to uphold and that he would cater to special interests rather than the will of the people. He exceeded even my worst expectations. Now...
  • Defining Moment for President Bush

    12/09/2003 8:44:00 AM PST · by tallhappy · 47 replies · 195+ views
    MSTKG ^ | 12-9-03
    Defining Moment for President Bush Defining Moment for Bush Presidency 12-9-03 Today President Bush meets with Wen Jiabao, who is referred to as the Premier of China. Wen is said to be bringing a message of warning to the US President that the President, on the behalf of China must "reign in" Taiwan and turn them away from continuing to be free and democratic. Wen makes these statements under a cloud of threat of war against Taiwan and even the US. Taiwan is a free and democratic nation. China is not. President Bush spoke eloquently in his State of...
  • Zillions of Universes? Or Did Ours Get Lucky?

    10/29/2003 10:22:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 196+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/29/03 | Dennis Overbye - NYTimes
    CLEVELAND — Cosmology used to be a heartless science, all about dark matter lost in mind-bending abysses and exploding stars. But whenever physicists and astronomers gather, the subject that roils lunch, coffee breaks or renegade cigarette breaks tends to be not dark matter or the fate of the universe. Rather it is about the role and meaning of life in the cosmos. Cosmologists held an unusual debate on the question during a recent conference, "The Future of Cosmology," at Case Western Reserve University here. According to a controversial notion known as the anthropic principle, certain otherwise baffling features of the...
  • Bush's Reagan Moment

    10/26/2003 1:31:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies · 172+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 26, 2003 | PETER J. WALLISON
    Last week was not kind to President Bush. On his Asia trip, Japan and China showed little enthusiasm for his economic advice. A survey by the pollster John Zogby put his job performance rating below 50 percent. He threatened to veto his own spending bill on Iraq after the Republican-controlled Senate voted to make part of the reconstruction package a loan rather than a grant. And, while the rate of economic growth continues to increase, the index of leading indicators declined for the first time in six months, reducing the likelihood of significant job growth before the November 2004 election....
  • AWOL in the big government fight?

    10/01/2003 9:59:44 AM PDT · by TBP · 4 replies · 228+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Sepember 30, 2003 | Steve Chapman
    <p>A long time ago, by which I mean the year 2000, conservatives didn't want to expand the size and reach of government. Today, it's plain their sentiments have changed. They still don't want Democrats to expand the size and reach of government. But when Republicans do it — well, let the good times roll.</p>
  • McClintock supporters stand on principle

    09/13/2003 11:28:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 291 replies · 297+ views ^ | 9/13/03 | Carolyn Lochhead - SF Chronicle
    <p>Washington -- Like British soccer fans, Tom McClintock's hard-core conservative supporters sound like they would rather burn down the stadium than switch their loyalty to Arnold Schwarzenegger, even if it means losing California's governorship to someone who makes Gov. Gray Davis look like a Republican.</p>
  • The Least Harm Principle Suggests that Humans Should Eat Beef, Lamb, Dairy, not a Vegan Diet

    08/29/2003 2:14:39 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 47 replies · 12,064+ views
    The Least Harm Principle Suggests that Humans Should Eat Beef, Lamb, Dairy, not a Vegan Diet. The following abstract and the aforementioned title were written by S.L. Davis, Department of Animal Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331.Wildlife Damage Control has received permission to reprint this abstract in its entirety which was "Previously published in the Proceedings of the Third Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics, 2001, pp 449-450." Again, this article was NOT written by Stephen Vantassel. See my version of this principle written long before this article at Uneasy Conscience of the Animal Rights...