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  • Robin of Berkeley Returns!

    11/13/2014 4:10:22 PM PST · by crusher · 15 replies
    self ^ | 11/13/14 | crusher
    I was recently delighted to note the return of the incomparable Robin of Berkeley to the ranks of the blogosphere. Her insights are among the most thoughtful and revealing I have encountered on the web, and I am overjoyed at her return from a self imposed exile of almost two years, during which she posted only about a half dozen missives. In the past few weeks she has penned another half dozen, and I am profoundly hopeful that her output continues and increases. She is a recovering atheist leftist psychotherapist whose skewering of the insanity that is the Left is...
  • U.S. diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation (Robin L. Raphel Again)

    11/07/2014 5:04:24 AM PST · by csvset · 21 replies
    WP ^ | November 6 2014 | Anne Gearan and Adam Goldman
    A veteran State Department diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation as part of a counterintelligence probe and has had her security clearances withdrawn, according to U.S. officials. The FBI searched the Northwest Washington home of Robin L. Raphel last month, and her State Department office was also examined and sealed, officials said. Raphel, a fixture in Washington’s diplomatic and think-tank circles, was placed on administrative leave last month, and her contract with the State Department was allowed to expire this week. Two U.S. officials described the investigation as a counterintelligence matter, which typically involves allegations of spying...
  • Henry Rollins Slams Robin Williams For Suicide: If You Kill Yourself, You “Blew It”

    08/22/2014 8:30:42 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 55 replies
    The Gossip Cop ^ | 08/21/2014 | Daniel Gates
    Rollins writes, “I am sure some will strongly disagree with what I’m about to say. And I also understand that his personal struggles were quite real. I can’t argue with that.” He adds: “But I simply cannot understand how any parent could kill themselves.”“How in the hell could you possibly do that to your children?
  • FLASHBACK 2007: Robin Williams Performs for Troops in Kuwait

    08/12/2014 4:42:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/12/14 | Staff
    Robin Williams reacts to a “Retreat” during a December 2007 USO trip to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
  • Coroner: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt, had cuts on wrist

    08/12/2014 12:07:47 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 176 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8-12-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Lt. Boyd said Williams was found in his bedroom “clothed, in a seated position, unresponsive with a belt secured around his neck.” There were also several cuts on his left wrist and a pocket knife with a dried red substance was found in the vicinity, he stated. The Academy-Award winner was 63. “The work of the coroner’s office is not complete at this time,” Lt. Boyd stressed. He said a final cause of death would be released in several weeks after toxicology tests are completed. “The forensic examination conducted by Dr. Joseph Cohen did not [indicate]…that Mr. Williams had been...
  • Parents, Don’t Let Your Children Grow Up to Be Berkeleyites

    12/11/2013 10:30:40 PM PST · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    RobinofBerkeley.com ^ | 11-21-2013 | Robin of Berkeley
    There once was a popular Indian teacher named Papa G, who drew students from far and wide. People flocked to see him and hear his words of wisdom. One lucky man who was able to attend one of his retreats spoke to Papa G, with camera in hand. The visitor asked the guru what he’d like to say to the multitudes all around the world vying to come to India to see him. Papa G smiled an impish grin and said, “Stay home.” Papa G’s words remind me a bit of Dorothy, who journeyed all around Oz, only to find...
  • Where's Robin of Berkeley?

    09/06/2012 5:36:46 PM PDT · by crusher · 15 replies
    self | 09/06/2012 | crusher
    Hey Freepers, Does anyone know the current status of blogger "Robin of Berkeley," the recovering leftist psychotherapist whose insights into lefty anti-thought is a treasure. Her last post was six months ago, and I've not heard a peep from her since. Crusher
  • I miss Robin of Berkeley.

    01/27/2012 2:44:26 PM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Vanity ^ | 1-27-2012 | Servo1969
    I miss Robin of Berkeley. She hasn't posted anything since October. No articles on American Thinker or on her site. She was publishing quite steadily for a good long time and then - nothing. I truly hope she is OK. There are people who would make her life miserable if they could figure out her real identity. I sent an email to the editor of AT yesterday and this is the reply I received: "She is busy with other matters. We share your feelings, and are hoping she will return to writing." - editor@americanthinker.com That's all I've been able to...
  • Black Privilege By Robin of Berkeley

    07/20/2011 4:15:53 AM PDT · by Old Badger · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20, 2011 | Robin of Berkeley
    One of my friends voluntarily attended an event recently, one that I wouldn't go to for a million bucks (well, maybe a million bucks). It was called Erasing White Privilege.
  • Australian PM reacts to Robin Williams 'redneck' jibe

    03/31/2010 3:56:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 55 replies · 1,522+ views
    BBC ^ | 3/31/10
    Few are laughing in Australia following Robin Williams' joke that its people are "basically English rednecks". His remarks, made on The Late Show with David Letterman, prompted Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to respond on a Sydney radio show. "I think Robin Williams should go and spend a little time in Alabama before he frames comments about people being particularly redneck," said Mr Rudd.
  • Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Dr. Robin Titus and Frank Petyak

    10/14/2009 3:01:59 PM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 199+ views
    Veterans In Politics ^ | October 14, 2009 | Steve Sanson
    Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Dr. Robin Titus and Frank Petyak LIVE on www.AllTalkRadio.net Our Listeners for the month of September are 113,910 thousand: Thank You: October 17: Robin L. Titus MD, Republican candidate for US Senator representing Nevada: Frank M. Petyak Republican candidate for Nevada Congressional District 3: "Veterans In Politics" is a weekly radio show produced by the Veterans In Politics International and hosted by Steve Sanson and co-hosted by Ronda Baldwin Kennedy on www.alltalkradio.net. The "Veterans In Politics" show is live every Saturday 2:05 PM Pacific Time you can call in and speak to the guest...
  • Meet the magical White Christmas Robin[UK]

    12/22/2008 8:21:58 AM PST · by BGHater · 5 replies · 555+ views
    Daily Express ^ | 21 Dec 2008 | Mark Kehoe
    A RARE and beautiful snowy white robin has been delighting Christmas revellers with its own winter wonderland performance. Families have been turning out to watch the white robin – believed to be the only one of its kind in Britain – as it flits among cherry trees and pours out a seasonal song. Albino robins are almost unheard of in the wild. Their glistening plumage makes them easy targets for predators such as sparrowhawks. Yet Snowflake the Robin has been merrily bob-bob-bobbing on Hampstead Heath this winter and has become something of a celebrity. Delighted observers have been calling the...
  • Obama: McCain as 'Robin attacking Batman'

    10/28/2008 2:36:35 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 22 replies · 924+ views
    Politico ^ | October 25, 2008 | Ben Smith
    OBAMA SAYS IN TEXT: "In Albuquerque, before a massive crowd, Obama moves away from the (politically incorrect?) Lone Ranger and Tonto analogy to a new one: "It’s like Robin getting mad at Batman," he says of McCain's recent efforts to distance himself from Bush""
  • Robin Hood's Prison? Sheriff's Dungeon Found At Nottingham Gaol

    10/17/2007 2:33:00 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies · 143+ views
    24 Hour Museum ^ | 10-17-2007 | Caroline lewis
    ROBIN HOOD'S PRISON? SHERIFF'S DUNGEON FOUND AT NOTTINGHAM GAOL By Caroline Lewis 17/10/2007 One of the above ground prison cells at the Galleries of Justice. © Galleries of Justice New evidence has been discovered that the medieval caves under Nottingham’s Galleries of Justice museum were once used by the Sheriff of Nottingham as a prison. The dark dungeon cells would have been in use when the Sheriff resided at the Shire Hall and County Gaol. “It is an exciting discovery,” said Tim Desmond, Chief Executive at the Galleries. “The cave has always been known as the ‘Sheriff’s Dungeon’, but until...
  • Money Game Reveals Our Inner Robin Hood

    04/12/2007 10:21:17 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 551+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-11-2007 | Roxanne Khamsi
    Money game reveals our inner Robin Hood 18:00 11 April 2007 NewScientist.com news service Roxanne Khamsi Our innate desire for equality prompts us to "even out" the wealth of the rich among the poor – even at our own expense, a new study suggests. In the laboratory games, the poorest players surrendered some of their own money tokens simply to penalise their richer counterparts, without any hope of personal gain. James Fowler at the University of California in San Diego, US, and colleagues recruited 120 student volunteers to take part in the experiment. Each student sat before a computer terminal...
  • Batman Sighting Puts Schools on Lockdown

    02/14/2007 9:05:55 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies · 787+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | 2-14-07 | SFGate
    "student at Desert Arroyo Middle School reported seeing a person dressed as Batman run..." " 6 feet 3 inches tall and possibly male."
  • Highlights from Texas Republican convention

    06/03/2006 9:48:18 PM PDT · by anymouse · 76 replies · 2,037+ views
    SAN ANTONIO - The Republican Party of Texas elected a new vice chairman Saturday, choosing Dr. Robin Armstrong, the first black to hold the position since Reconstruction. Armstrong, an internal medicine doctor from Dickinson, said he grew up in a household of Democrats but became a Republican in 1989 at age 19. His decision was associated with his religious faith, he said, because he became a "born-again believer." "My philosophy is more conservative," Armstrong said, explaining that his opposition to abortion was a key issue in his party choice. He said he has been an active Republican at the local...
  • Video: Brokebat Cave Movie Trailer

    05/24/2006 7:26:47 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies · 363+ views
    YouTube.Com ^ | March 12, 2006
    Check out the new BROKEBAT CAVE movie trailer.
  • Stern arrives, satellite audience rising

    01/09/2006 3:05:27 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 80 replies · 2,086+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, January 9, 2006 | By DAVID HINCKLEY
    The biggest gamble in the short life of satellite radio hits the table at 6 a.m. today, as Howard Stern starts what he calls his creative rebirth at Sirius. The most prominent morning host on commercial radio for 20 years, Stern joined Sirius because he says the FCC's vague content guidelines made it impossible for him to do his "real show" any more. Because satellite listeners pay a monthly subscription fee, like cable TV watchers, the FCC does not regulate content - though Stern's arrival has amplified calls for such regulation to be authorized. Stern's switch to Sirius, with his...
  • Federal judge says lawsuit against store is for the birds

    01/05/2006 5:04:27 PM PST · by demsux · 26 replies · 788+ views
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 01/04/2006 | Michael Shaw
    The matter of the malevolent robin is no longer a federal case. U.S. District Judge William D. Stiehl on Tuesday dismissed a Centreville woman's suit alleging that a bird attacked and seriously injured her while she was shopping at Lowe's Home Center in Fairview Heights.
  • Batman, Robin, Captain America in fathers' rights protest at Foreign Office (Britain)

    02/28/2005 8:31:59 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 23 replies · 1,687+ views
    AFP ^ | 2-28-05
    Batman, Robin, Captain America in fathers' rights protest at Foreign Office Mon Feb 28,12:51 PM ET Offbeat - AFP LONDON (AFP) - Three members of a fathers' rights group, dressed as Batman, Robin and Captain America, clambered onto a first-floor ledge at the Foreign Office, prompting a security alert at the heart of government power in London. Police were seen at a window of the Foreign Office trying to talk to the protestors -- from the Fathers 4 Justice group -- who were perched above black iron security gates which protect neighbouring Downing Street, where the residence of Prime Minister...
  • Holy cow, Batman! It's Grayson! (Vanity)

    09/04/2004 8:49:20 AM PDT · by JusticeTalion · 28 replies · 834+ views
    09/04/04 | JusticeTalion
    I am not a fan of newer movies mainly because they either suck rocks or they hold no appeal for me. The last movie I paid to see in a theater was Terminator 2: Judgement Day and I saw it twice. Thankfully someone out there has come up with an idea so refreshing I would actually pay double to see it.This trailer is even more incredible when you consider that absolutely no studio money was used to make it. Director John Fiorella and cinematographer Gabriel Sabloff made it on weekends and wherever they could find even taking over a library...
  • Introducing "BOY WONDER!"

    07/11/2004 5:40:29 PM PDT · by Registered · 21 replies · 1,384+ views
    RegisteredMedia ^ | 07-11-04 | Registered
  • Stern Threatens To Quit If Bush Signs Indecency Bill

    03/11/2004 7:03:02 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 201 replies · 337+ views
    FMQB ^ | March 11, 2004
    The Howard Stern saga continues. Although Infinity is saying they will stand by their man, Stern is threatening to quit anyway if President Bush signs new indecency legislation into law. On this morning's show, Congressman Gary Ackerman called in to discuss the bill and assure Stern that he would not sign it. Ackerman said the vote on the bill is happening today, and that he feels it will easily pass through the right wing-controlled House but that the Senate may veto it. (The bill passed in the House this afternoon, see separate story.) Stern replied by saying that if Bush...
  • No more bobbin' for the red, red robin

    03/09/2004 3:36:12 AM PST · by ijcr · 46 replies · 2,473+ views
    The Guardian ^ | March 9, 2004 | Martin Wainwright
    A large and brightly coloured American tourist paid the price of brashness yesterday, vanishing down a predator's throat in front of a crowd of horrified onlookers. Bird watchers from all over Britain were appalled when the rare American robin, which had somehow found its way to an industrial estate in Grimsby, was killed and eaten by a passing sparrowhawk. The twitchers were still setting up cameras when the swift and unexpected tragedy took place. The robin, which ought to have been in the southern United States, was inspecting a row of drab factories and warehouses when the hawk pounced. "It...
  • Goodbye Stern, Hello Morality

    03/06/2004 2:48:24 PM PST · by allegiance · 111 replies · 266+ views
    Thank GOD! That guy was a pox on the moral nature of this country. He claims that religion is winning the war, and I pray to Jesus that is true. God bless America and President Bush
  • Stern expecting boot, urges anti-Bush vote [Stern's Crybaby Rant]

    03/06/2004 9:43:42 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 68 replies · 314+ views
    Newsday Howard Stern, sounding grim and depressed, said Friday on his top-rated morning show that he expected to be forced off the radio within three months, the victim of a political and financial campaign driven by right-wing religious conservatives. He urged listeners to vote against President Bush in revenge. "The plug is about to be pulled on me," he told his audience, which he estimated at about 16 million listeners nationwide. "I'm saying my goodbyes now. There's nothing you can do about it . . . Vote George Bush out of office. That's all I ask. Remember me when you...
  • A Merry Mess: Yorkshire Claims Robin Hood

    02/22/2004 12:12:52 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 367+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | 2-17-2004 | Lizette Alvarez
    A merry mess: Yorkshire claims Robin Hood Lizette Alvarez/NYT Tuesday, February 17, 2004 NOTTINGHAM, England Not since Mikhail Baryshnikov defected from the Soviet Union has there been such a fuss over a man in tights. For centuries, Robin Hood, the dashing, chivalrous hero to the oppressed, has been the property of Nottinghamshire in the midlands - land of Sherwood Forest, Nottingham Castle and one nefarious sheriff. But now, in a brazen grab for bragging rights, Yorkshire, an adjacent county, is laying claim to the 800-year-old legend and demanding, by way of a parliamentary motion, immediate redress. In a country where...
  • Who killed Cock Robin????

    01/06/2004 4:32:37 PM PST · by scouse · 28 replies · 213+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 01/06/04 | Chris Riches
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2004001958,00.html Twitcher's cat eats robin By CHRIS RICHES A RARE robin landed in Britain from Norway — and was eaten by a birdwatcher’s cat. The exhausted creature — one of only eight seen in this country in five years — had flown 400 miles in 15 hours. But a birdwatcher was horrified to see her pet with the bird dead in its mouth in her garden. The unnamed woman wrote to the British Trust of Ornithology to record the sighting — and confess her cat had killed the striking Norwegian robin. The woman, of Eccles, Gtr Manchester, also enclosed the...
  • Men in 'Batman' rooftop protest

    10/21/2003 7:42:34 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 14 replies · 605+ views
    Ananova ^ | 09:18 Tuesday 21st October 2003
    Two men dressed as Batman and Robin have climbed on to the roof of the Royal Courts of Justice to protest over the treatment of fathers in the family courts. Eddie Goldtooth and Jolly Stanesby, members of the pressure group Fathers for Justice, scaled the side of the court building in The Strand just after 4am. Group spokesman Glen Poole said the men were calling themselves "the caped crusaders for justice". He said they were hoping to draw attention to the group's campaign to ensure divorced fathers were given proper access to their children. The men intend to remain...
  • How Reliant Robin Could Save Us From Armageddon

    09/12/2003 3:29:57 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 259+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 9-13-2003 | Charles Arthur
    How Reliant Robin could save us from Armageddon By Charles Arthur 13 September 2003 Forget the Hollywood muscle men if the Earth has to be saved from an asteroid on a collision course: the sensible solution would be to send up a Reliant Robin to push it out of the way. Dr Matthew Genge, an earth scientist at Imperial College in London, has calculated that the three-wheeled vehicle running for 75 days could exert enough force to divert the most dangerous asteroid presently known to humanity - a billion-ton rock known as 1950DA, which is on course to hit the...
  • Robin Williams Peace Plan (Hard to argue with this logic!) or ?

    08/01/2003 9:35:06 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 43 replies · 679+ views
    august | Robin Williams
    I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of a plan for peace. So, here's one plan: 1) The US will apologize to the world for our "interference" in their affairs, past & present. We will promise never to "interfere" again. 2) We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with Germany, South Korea and the Philippines. They don't want us there. We would station troops at our borders. No more sneaking through holes in the fence. 3) All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs together and leave....
  • 'Robin Hood's Escape Tunnel Found'

    08/16/2002 3:34:58 PM PDT · by blam · 51 replies · 819+ views
    Ananova ^ | 8-16-2002
    'Robin Hood's escape tunnel found' Experts believe they've found a tunnel that allowed Robin Hood to escape from the Sheriff of Nottingham. The secret passageway found under the Galleries of Justice museum in Nottingham is eight feet below street level. Archaeologists excavating 14th-century manmade caves beneath the museum stumbled upon it accidentally when they broke through a rotten wood floor. The museum's curator Louise Connell says the tunnel leads towards St Mary's Church, where ancient documents say Robin sought sanctuary from the Sheriff 's men. The Evening Post says it's believed he used the tunnel to escape from the church,...