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  • Vacationing shark-attack victims were in shallow water

    06/15/2015 8:35:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 06/15/15
    OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) -- Two young people vacationing in the beach town of Oak Island were swimming in waist-deep water when they lost limbs in separate life-threatening shark attacks, town officials said Monday. A 12-year-old girl from Asheboro lost part of her arm and suffered a leg injury, and a 16-year-old boy from Winston-Salem lost his left arm less than 90 minutes later and about 2 miles away late Sunday afternoon, officials said. The victims were each about 20 yards offshore. The emergency call about the girl came in about 4:40 p.m., and the one about the boy at...
  • And what’s right with President Obama?

    09/18/2013 8:38:49 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 68 replies
    politico ^ | September 18 2013 | TODD S. PURDUM and JOHN F. HARRIS
    ".....• His personality No one will ever mistake Obama for warm and fuzzy. But when he tries even a bit, he can’t help being winning. His smile remains dazzling, even if he flashes it less often."
  • Why They Left God Leaving churches that are "shallow, harmless, and ultimately irrelevant"

    06/22/2013 9:02:59 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 54 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 6-22-13 | Rod Dreher
    Following our 2010 debate in Billings, Montana, I asked Christopher Hitchens why he didn’t try to savage me on stage the way he had so many others. His reply was immediate and emphatic: “Because you believe it.” Without fail, our former church-attending students expressed similar feelings for those Christians who unashamedly embraced biblical teaching. Larry Alex Taunton and his Christian foundation did a study of college students who are committed atheists, asking them why they chose atheism. What they learned is interesting. Excerpt from his Atlantic piece: They had attended church Most of our participants had not chosen their worldview...
  • Toby Keith weighs in on gay marriage, military

    09/30/2011 10:54:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 89 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Toby Keith says gay marriage doesn't bother him and trying to stop it wastes time and money. The country superstar tells "CMT Insider" airing Saturday on CMT that he doesn't see the reason behind getting into people's personal lives. He says refusing a marriage license to people because they are gay won't stop them from living together, so it accomplishes nothing. Keith also weighed in on the military's now-repealed "don't ask, don't tell" policy that banned gays serving openly in uniform. He says that anyone with the training and passion should have the right to defend...
  • Lindsay Lohan Confirms Split From Samantha Ronson, Wants to Focus on Herself

    04/07/2009 5:37:17 PM PDT · by pissant · 56 replies · 1,718+ views
    Ace Showbiz ^ | 4/7/09 | staff
    After months of chatter and speculation, Lindsay Lohan has finally confirmed that she and her lesbian lover DJ Samantha Ronson have broken up. "We are taking a brief break so I can focus on myself," so she told E! News on Monday, April 6. The same-sex lovers reportedly decided to call it quits Monday morning after having a rough weekend. Perez Hilton claimed Lindsay accused Samantha of cheating on her. "I was right all along. Cheat. Being cheated on does wonders to you. I'm doing this publicly because u&ur (sic) friends call People mag.. So you win, you broke my...
  • Aaron Schock, GOP's fresh face, mixes TMZ and House committees [Meghan's love is HuffPo blogger]

    04/04/2009 7:13:26 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 48 replies · 2,020+ views
    The Illinois congressman, 27, is getting attention from paparazzi and politicos, and he's prepared to take full advantage of it. BY JAMES OLIPHANT Reporting from Washington -- He is the Republican Dream Date, a smooth-speaking, polished product of Illinois, as comfortable with Facebook as a face-to-face. John McCain's daughter gushed over him as the future of the party. He blogs for the liberal webzine Huffington Post, which said he sports the best abs in Congress. TMZ trails him like a pop star. And he is two decades younger than Barack Obama. Aaron Schock, 27, hasn't wanted for attention since being...
  • The GOP's House Hottie

    03/31/2009 10:09:07 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 17 replies · 1,328+ views
    Meghan McCain sizes up the youngest congressman, Aaron Schock, and his appeal to minorities, wise use of paparazzi, and what the best abs in D.C. can do for the future of the Republican Party. The first time I ever heard of Congressman Aaron Schock, I was hanging out with some friends during a girls' night in, and one of my friends yelled to me from the other room: “Meghan, there’s a congressman on TMZ.” To which I answered: “Twenty bucks he’s a Democrat.” Well, I was wrong. Schock is not only a Republican, but currently fills the congressional district in...
  • Meghan McCain: Is Schock the GOP's Mr. Right? [Ill. Rep., Ray LaHood successor]

    03/31/2009 8:10:00 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 93 replies · 2,765+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) — At 27 years old, Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock is the youngest member of Congress. He's also possessed of washboard abs and has, as of late, become a favorite target of celebrity gossip outlet TMZ. And the daughter of the last Republican presidential candidate thinks he might just be the answer to the GOP's troubles.</p>
  • White Guilt is dead

    01/21/2009 5:11:20 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 73 replies · 2,198+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | Jan. 21, 2009 | Tom Adkins
    Look at my fellow conservatives…… silver lining in …… Barak Obama…. Presidency : The Era of White Guilt is over. …..white Americans didn’t [care] about skin color. [Voted] for.. black man. Therefore, as of Nov 4th, 2008, white guilt is dead. ….if a black man can become President, exactly what significant barrier is left?... The dragon is hereby slain. … today, I’m feeling a little “uppity,” if you will. From this day forward, my tolerance level for having my skin color hustled is now exactly ZERO. … time to clean house. No more Reverend Wright’s “God Damn America,” Al Sharpton’s...
  • John McCain ad irritates many in Hollywood (as if the Drama Queens in Hollywood matter)

    07/31/2008 7:25:33 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 67 replies · 228+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/31/2008 | staff
    TO HOLLYWOOD it smacked of desperation. That's why the reaction to a new John McCain ad attempting to portray Barack Obama as a kind of mindless celebrity -- likening him to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears -- drew collective yawns and shrugs of irritation from politically active members of the entertainment industry. "I didn't think McCain could look silly," mused Norman Lear. "But that ad diminishes him and makes him look silly." Just for a start, industry types say the ad is wrong: In the Hollywood lexicon, Obama is not a celebrity. He's a rock star. (Note to McCain strategists:...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Smacking his forehead, Obama splits from pastor

    05/05/2008 7:12:20 AM PDT · by rhema · 22 replies · 94+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | May 4, 2008 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    "I can no more disown [Jeremiah Wright] than I can disown my white grandmother." BARACK OBAMA, PHILADELPHIA, MARCH 18 Guess it's time to disown Granny, if Obama's famous Philadelphia "race" speech is to be believed. Of course, the speech was not just believed. It was hailed, celebrated, canonized as the greatest pronouncement on race in America since Lincoln at Cooper Union. A New York Times columnist said it "should be required reading in classrooms across the country." College seniors and first-graders, suggested the excitable Chris Matthews. Apparently there's been a curriculum change. On Tuesday, the good senator begged to extend...
  • How broadcast journalism is flawed (devastating critique)

    02/14/2008 8:25:35 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 9 replies · 229+ views
    Skeptic Magazine ^ | 2-13-08 | Steve Salerno
    We think we know Big Journalism’s faults by its much ballyhooed lapses — its scandals, gaffes, and breakdowns — as well as by a recent spate of insider tell-alls. When Dan Rather goes public with a sensational expose based on bogus documents; when the Atlanta Journal Constitution wrongly labels Richard Jewell the Olympic Park bomber; when Dateline resorts to rigging explosive charges to the gas tanks of “unsafe” trucks that, in Dateline’s prior tests, stubbornly refused to explode on their own; when the New York Times’ Jayson Blair scoops other reporters working the same story by quoting sources who don’t...
  • Burning Leaves at the Church

    01/14/2008 9:08:40 AM PST · by Manfred the Wonder Dawg · 75+ views
    email from Randall Easter | 30 Jan 2007 | Randall Easter
    Subject: Devotional "Burning Leaves at the Church" Matthew 11:7 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? People by nature are curious about many things. If there is enough commotion people will at least come to see what is going on. The number of references to Jesus and crowds is way to numerous to list. Jesus was constantly doing something and the crowds wanted to be close enough to see what he would do next. John the Baptist was...
  • Missing from 'Harry Potter" – a real moral struggle,

    07/25/2007 1:00:58 PM PDT · by meandog · 331 replies · 4,839+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 07.25.2007 | By Jenny Sawyer
    If literature truly reflects society, then the end of the Harry Potter series spells trouble for us all. Because, after 10 years, 4,195 pages, and over 325 million copies, J.K. Rowling's towering achievement lacks the cornerstone of almost all great children's literature: the hero's moral journey. Without that foundation, her story – for all its epic trappings of good versus evil – is stuck in a moral no man's land. To be clear: This isn't a critique of Ms. Rowling's values. It's a recognition of a disturbing trend in commercial storytelling and Western society. For those who've yet to finish...
  • Roots Of Human Family Tree Are Shallow

    07/01/2006 4:12:22 PM PDT · by blam · 154 replies · 2,733+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7-1-2006 | Matt Clenson
    Roots of Human Family Tree Are ShallowRoots of the Human Family Tree Are Remarkably Shallow - All Alive Today Share 1 Common Ancestor By MATT CRENSON AP National Writer Jul 1, 2006 (AP)— Whoever it was probably lived a few thousand years ago, somewhere in East Asia Taiwan, Malaysia and Siberia all are likely locations. He or she did nothing more remarkable than be born, live, have children and die. Yet this was the ancestor of every person now living on Earth the last person in history whose family tree branches out to touch all 6.5 billion people on the...
  • Sonar tests reveal levee shortcomings

    12/01/2005 7:57:22 PM PST · by Imnotalib · 8 replies · 532+ views
    Young, now helping to rebuild three damaged New Orleans canals between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, said design drawings show that steel pilings reinforcing the levees should have been driven to a depth of 17 feet below sea level. That does not appear to have been the case, based on preliminary findings by an investigative team led by Louisiana State University civil engineering professor Ivor van Heerden. Using sonar, his tests have shown sheet pilings at the canal went to only 10 feet below sea level. Steve Spencer, chief engineer for Orleans Parish levees, said his agency did the...
  • UNOFFENDABLE [WONDERFUL ARTICLE ON OVERDUE TOPIC by FAVORITE AUTHOR]

    03/08/2005 5:37:06 AM PST · by Quix · 14 replies · 355+ views
    BILL SOMERS' WHAT'S NEW PROPHETIC SITE ^ | 6 MAR 2005 | Francis Frangipane
    Unoffendable Francis Frangipane http://www.Frangipane.org "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh" (Ezek 36:26) God has a new heart for us that cannot be offended, an "unoffendable" heart. Beloved, possessing an unoffendable heart is not an option or a luxury; it's not a little thing. Consider: Jesus warns that, as we near the end of the age, a majority of people will be offended to such a degree that they fall away from the faith. Listen...
  • Putin: Ally or Terrorist? (Russian FSB/KGB Real Culprits Behind "Chechen Terrorism")

    09/21/2004 8:24:29 PM PDT · by GIJoel · 665 replies · 11,270+ views
    The New American ^ | February 2002 | William Jasper
    Putin: Ally or Terrorist? by William F. Jasper Counting Vladimir Putin as an ally against terrorism ignores his career in the murderous KGB/FSB and his ongoing support for terrorist regimes and organizations. ‘‘Lena Goncharuk, aged 38, said that she was the only one to survive out of a group of six who were ordered out of the cellar where they had been hiding and shot at point blank range. Resting in her hospital bed, her voice barely rising above a whisper, she said she had survived only by pretending to be dead." So reported Paul Wood from the Chechen border...
  • Madonna's Sales Tank After One Week (Big Belly Laugh Altert)

    05/06/2003 4:45:25 AM PDT · by FierceDraka · 73 replies · 439+ views
    Fox News ^ | 05/06/03 | Joyce Moore
    <p>Madonna is in trouble. Her American Life album drops from number 1 to about number 8 this week, selling a paltry 65,000 copies. That's down from 235,000 the first week.</p> <p>Of course, the whole record business bottomed out last week, with the top 10 albums selling fewer than 750,000 copies. Rapper 50 Cent (search) regained first place, and two albums connected to American Idol did well enough to make the top five. Additionally, Cher (search) continues to astound with her greatest hits collection.</p>