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  • Sorry, Al Gore, but Public Cares About the Economy, Not Global Warming

    05/05/2009 11:05:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies · 490+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | May 5, 2009 | By Paul Bedard
    He admits that "it's counterintuitive," but Gallup Poll Editor Frank Newport says he sees no evidence that Al Gore's campaign against global warming is winning. "It's just not caught on," says Newport. "They have failed." Or, more bluntly: "Any measure that we look at shows Al Gore's losing at the moment. The public is just not that concerned." What the public is worried about: the economy. Newport says the economy trumps the environment right now, a strong indicator that President Obama's bid to put a cap-and-trade pollution regime into operation isn't likely to be politically popular. That's not to say...
  • 3 Afghan women aim to translate education into action back home

    05/20/2006 7:25:16 AM PDT · by got_moab? · 4 replies · 203+ views
    The Providence Journal ^ | May 20, 2006 | ALEX KUFFNER
    BRISTOL -- The president of Roger Williams University stands at the center of the school's leafy campus and gestures toward the three young Afghan women chatting under a tree a few steps away. "One of them will lead their country some day," Roy Nirschel promises. Which one? the women are asked. Nadima Sahar's hand shoots up. "Who will be president? That's me," she says. "No, no," Mahbooba Babrakzai corrects her. "That's only if I lose." What about Arezo Kohistani? What does she think? "I think I will permit you to run," she tells her friends, feigning seriousness. After waiting a...
  • Shun Terror, Imam Urges Muslims in Eid Sermon (Is Islam finally wising up?)

    01/23/2005 9:49:59 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 15 replies · 1,024+ views
    Arab News ^ | 1/22/05 | Mahmoud Ahmad
    MAKKAH, 21 January 2005 — As millions of faithful marked Eid Al-Adha yesterday, Muslims were warned against heeding militant calls to wage terrorist attacks in the name of Islam. The warning came, amid a surge in militant attacks in Muslim countries and beyond, from Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, imam of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, while addressing Haj pilgrims in a customary Eid sermon. The imam also advised Islamic scholars to preach moderation to confront this “rotten” phenomenon. “Islam is the religion of moderation. There is no room for extremism in Islam,” he said. He called on Muslims to “protect non-Muslims...
  • Telling the Truth, Facing the Whip

    03/07/2004 1:41:15 PM PST · by Valin · 17 replies · 261+ views
    NY York Times | 11/28/03 | Mansour al-Nogaidan
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia A week ago yesterday I was supposed to appear at the Sahafa police station to receive 75 lashes on my back. I had been sentenced by a religious court because of articles I had written calling for freedom of speech and criticizing Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia's official religious doctrine. At the last minute, I decided not to go to the police station and undergo this most humiliating punishment. With the nation at a virtual standstill for the holiday Id al-Fitr, the sentence remains pending. I will leave this matter to fate. Even before the attacks on foreign housing...
  • Israeli-Palestinian Group Launches Antarctic Expedition

    12/28/2003 2:46:46 PM PST · by Valin · 14 replies · 79+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 12/28/03 | Ross Dunn
    A group of Israelis and Palestinians have launched an expedition to Antarctica, in a bid to show their two communities can work together for the betterment of mankind. A group of four Arabs and four Jews have joined forces for a project called Breaking the Ice. Their objective is to climb an unnamed and unexplored mountain near a plateau in Antarctica. But the participants also have another goal, to build strong bonds in situations where they will be forced to depend on each other to survive. The makeup of the team is a demonstration of how some Israelis and Palestinians...
  • N.Y. Times Reporter Booed Off Stage

    05/21/2003 11:04:03 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 24 replies · 212+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/21/03 | Staff
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit Tuesday, May 20, 2003 BRAVE NEW SCHOOLSN.Y. Times reporter booed off stageStudent rebellion cuts off anti-war graduation speech Posted: May 20, 20035:00 p.m. Eastern © 2003 Students at a college graduation ceremony booed a New York Times reporter off the stage after he compared the United States' policy in Iraq to piranhas and a tyranny over the weak. Chris Hedges was only three minutes into his presentation when his microphone was unplugged Saturday at Rockford College in Rockford, Ill., the Rockford Register...
  • Uganda claims success in Sudan raid

    03/31/2002 1:13:11 PM PST · by South Hawthorne · 16 replies · 188+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 29 March, 2002, 18:33 GMT | Unlisted BBC
    Uganda claims success in Sudan raid The Ugandan Government says it has captured all four main rebel bases belonging to the rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army inside neighbouring Sudan. Ugandan Defence Minister Amama Mbabazi said that one camp - Lala, situated about 160 kilometres (100 miles) north of the Ugandan border - was captured on Thursday and the three remaining bases were overrun on Friday. "The operation began yesterday, by last evening our forces had captured Lala camp and were moving on to other camps," he told Reuters news agency on Friday. No casualty figures were given, and...