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  • 22% Say Smoking Should Be Against The Law

    01/16/2009 8:23:30 PM PST · by Eric Blair 2084 · 190 replies · 2,103+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | December 18, 2008
    Over one-out-of-five U.S. voters (22%) say the federal government should outlaw tobacco smoking, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Seventy percent (70%) disagree, and nine percent (9%) are undecided. That support should come as good news for the 15% of voters who currently smoke -- unless, of course, they’re trying to quit. Only 14% of smokers think tobacco smoking should be against the law. Eighty percent (80%) are opposed, and five percent (5%) aren’t sure. Twenty-two percent (22%) of former smokers say smoking should be outlawed, along with 23% of those who have never smoked. Generally, those...
  • On Sheep, Wolves, And Sheepdogs by Dave Grossman

    01/13/2009 3:35:44 PM PST · by Michael Eden · 6 replies · 567+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | January 13, 2009 | Michael Eden
    The following is an article entitled "On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs" by Dave Grossman. At a time when the ideological left has been undermining an American foreign policy based on confronting and containing evil for decades, at a time when Israel is excoriated around the world for attacking Hamas terrorists who have attacked Israel with thousands of explosive rockets for years, and at a time when incoming President Barack Obama seeks to go on the defensive in the war on terror even as he dangerously begins to dismantle our intelligence capabilities, this article provides some rare wisdom for these days....
  • IMF warns of economic riots, police ready for civil unrest

    12/19/2008 7:28:07 AM PST · by TonyStark · 164 replies · 4,317+ views ^ | December 18, 2008 | Chelsea Schilling
    Pentagon resources and U.S. troops may be used if needed to quell protests and bank runs during an economic crisis, the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Institute reported. "Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security," the War College study states. Incidents of economic collapse, terrorism and disruption of legal order could require deployment of forces within the U.S., it said. A "strategic shock" could require the nation to use "military force against hostile groups inside the United States."
  • Caption this Photo: Sheep sacrified to celebrate Obama

    Villagers holding posters of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, sacrifice sheep in the village of Cavustepe in Van, eastern Turkey, Friday, Nov. 7, 2008. Residents of the mainly Kurdish village in southeastern Turkey have sacrificed 44 sheep to celebrate the election of Barack Obama as 44th president of the United States, a
  • Archbishop Peter Akinola cites sheep sex arrest as proof of Britain's moral decline

    10/02/2008 9:51:41 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 37 replies · 1,513+ views
    Telegraph ^ | October 2, 2008 | Martin Beckford
    Dr Akinola, the Primate of Nigeria and a leader of traditionalists worldwide, said the alleged offences of bestiality in south London showed how "spiritual degradation" was destroying the country's soul. He also claimed the advent of civil partnerships for homosexual couples showed that politicians are "upturning the natural order" and doing away with God and family life. Dr Akinola referred to the alleged farmyard sex crimes in an important speech to the General Synod of the Church of Nigeria, the 18 million-strong church's governing body, last month. He said: "As a church we cannot but continue to decry the disturbing...
  • 400 goats visit Golden Gate Seminary

    09/05/2008 8:55:36 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies · 151+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | Sep 4, 2008 | Phyllis Evans
    MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP)--Four hundred goats descended on the verdant hillsides of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in July, cutting the grass as well as the seminary's costs for landscaping staff. "We save approximately $5,000 in labor and materials by contracting with Goats-R-Us," said Robert Dvorak, the seminary's facilities management director. Additional potential costs if Golden Gate staff did this work are possible injuries from attempting to use mowers and weed whackers on the steep terrain or potential poison oak infections, both of which could incur medical treatment and loss of work time. The goats, which were stationed for three...
  • 'Boobs on Bikes' to go ahead

    08/18/2008 7:52:22 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 62 replies · 525+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 19 August 2008
    A NEW Zealand court has allowed a parade of topless porn stars on motor bikes to proceed on the main street of Auckland, local media said today. Auckland City Council had sought a court injunction to stop the "Boobs on Bikes" parade, scheduled for Wednesday, saying it breached a bylaw banning offensive public events. But Judge Nicola Mathers said while opponents may find the parade offensive or tasteless, the fact that 80,000 people had gathered for a similar event last year meant a significant number of people did not agree with the critics, New Zealand Press Association said.
  • Sheep Rules the Roost, er Home

    Who said sheep are just followers, never making their own way in this big, bold world. Check out this story about Nick Boing, the sheep that rules his owner’s home. (The animal, named Nick Boing, has a purpose-built bungalow in the back garden, but prefers to spend his evenings watching television in the family home.
  • Sheep Shearers in Short Supply (WI)

    05/28/2008 4:24:36 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies · 168+ views
    JSOnline ^ | May 26, 2008 | Rick Barrett
    (Strength-sapping, specialized, seasonal craft seeks students) David Kier lives in his van for weeks at a time, sleeping on a foam mattress but never lacking work. A traveling sheep shearer, he's been clipping wool for 30 years. And his skills are more in demand than ever as shearers retire because of age or injury, and as fewer young people line up for the labor-intensive profession. The shortage of shearers has become so acute that some farmers depend on help from hundreds of miles away. Without the traveling shearers, the farmers couldn't cash in on the current high prices for wool...
  • Woman electrocuted in attempt to rescue sheep

    05/20/2008 2:15:36 AM PDT · by Roy Tucker · 23 replies · 204+ views
    Guyana Chronicle ^ | 20 May, 2008 | Rajendra Prabhullal
    A WOMAN was electrocuted at Pomona, last Saturday. The victim, Sharon Jairam was pronounced dead on arrival at Suddie Hospital, also on Essequibo Coast. She had been employed at the hospital as an accounts clerk III but was at home alone when the tragedy struck at around 14:00 h. Reports said the mother of one saw two of her sheep trembling and appeared to be suffering from cramps during a heavy downpour of rain and went to rescue them. But, as soon as she touched one of the animals, she began to scream. However, a neighbour who heard her and...
  • Multi-racial sheep for Welsh and Arabic TV

    04/09/2008 11:22:19 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies · 46+ views
    icWales ^ | 04/08/2008
    A WELSH language channel is to collaborate with Al Jazeera to produce a new series about an extended family of “all-singing, all-dancing, multi-racial sheep”. S4C and Cynhyrchiadau Ceidiog Creations will team up with the children’s channel of the Arabic language broadcaster to produce a high-definition second series of Baaas. The three companies will produce a new 52x15-minute series of the pre-school show after the first series was sold to Al Jazeera in 2006. Baaas is expected to be shown under the title of Meees on S4C in the autumn, while viewers of Al Jazeera’s Children’s Channel will have to wait...

    04/06/2008 12:36:51 AM PDT · by a_chronic_whiner · 3 replies · 107+ views
    Dave Grossman
    By LTC(RET) Dave Grossman, RANGER, Ph.D.,author of “On Killing.” Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution, or as always,even death itself. The question remains: What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What is worth living for? - William J. Bennett - in a lecture to the United States Naval Academy November 24, 1997 One Vietnam veteran, an...
  • Running of the Bulls if Libs had their way ...

    03/31/2008 9:12:11 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 102+ views
    Live leak ^ | 3/31/2008 | barnesy
    NZ's Pamplona Sheep Sheep have raced along the streets of a New Zealand town as it tries to imitate Spain's Pamplona bull run.
  • Obama supporter's logic

    03/02/2008 6:58:43 AM PST · by Billg64 · 23 replies · 78+ views
    town hall "Ptolemaic ' ^ | 3/2/08 | billg64
    look at the comments by Nellie and others: Practice Love see only good speak only good because good reflects good. as sure as the sun and the moon rise in our sky, whether we actually see them or not, they will never not be there. Its so very simple. Email It | Print It | Flag as Offensive Nellie writes: Sunday, March, 02, 2008 7:39 AM Barak Obama is the good and blessed candidate who has been ordained to work as hard as he has for the destiny God has set forth for him. Our only duty is to support...
  • Crowds 'Pick Leaders To Follow'

    02/14/2008 7:32:27 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 786+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-15-2008 | Roger Highfield
    Crowds 'pick leaders to follow' By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 11:01pm GMT 14/02/2008 People in crowds behave just like sheep, scientists claim, by blindly following one or two people who seem to know where they are going. Researchers at Leeds University believe their findings could have important applications, notably in the management of disasters. The study found that people, like sheep, can be easily led The team, led by Prof Jens Krause, conducted a series of experiments in which volunteers were told to walk randomly around a large hall without talking to each other. A select few were...
  • Forget crop circles - now we've got a mysterious SHEEP circle

    01/26/2008 5:12:04 AM PST · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 23 replies · 79+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/25/2008 | Daily Mail Writer
    There were strange goings on at the farm today when a flock of sheep made their own version of a crop circle. About 100 of the woolly creatures formed an orderly ring - baffling the farmer and passers-by. But after hearing the roar of the boss's tractor the animals scattered like a group of naughty schoolboys. Snip...
  • Secret Of Scottish Sheep Evolution Discovered

    01/19/2008 4:06:53 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies · 1,353+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-19-2008 | EurekAlert!
    Secret Of Scottish Sheep Evolution Discovered ScienceDaily (Jan. 20, 2008) — Researchers from the University of Sheffield, as part of an international team, have discovered the secret of why dark sheep on a remote Scottish Island are mysteriously declining, seemingly contradicting Darwin's evolutionary theory. Dr Jacob Gratten and Dr Jon Slate, from the University's Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, led the team, which found that the gene responsible for dark coat colour is linked to other genes that reduce an animal's fitness. The researchers looked at coat colour in a feral population of Soay sheep on Hirta in the...
  • Breathalyzer Tests Now The Law At N.J. High School

    01/04/2008 6:58:03 AM PST · by Huntress · 49 replies · 172+ views
    WCBS TV ^ | 1/4/08 | Jay Dow
    PEQUANNOCK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) ― When it comes to keeping our teenagers safe and sober, one New Jersey school district is taking the lead by employing the use of a Breathalyzer test. And as CBS 2 HD found out, it's become such a successful deterrent, students are passing with flying colors. Keeping high school students sober can be, in some situations, a full time job. "I personally got Breathalyzed," said student Jessica Forrest. At Pequannock High School. Getting checked for alcohol is now the rule at dances and other social events. "I'm all for it because if your child isn't...
  • Sacked for sheep sex prank (Sheep to be slaughtered for muslim Eid festival in Algeria)

    01/01/2008 8:20:09 PM PST · by Stoat · 72 replies · 7,382+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | January 1, 2008
    Sacked for sheep sex prank   Baa-baric ... sheep  By THOMAS WHITAKER Published: Today   TWO British oil workers have been sacked after simulating sex with sheep due to be slaughtered for a Muslim festival. The animals were being killed for 30 foreign workers to celebrate Eid Al Adhha in the Algerian oil town Hassi Messaoud. The men, who have not been named, were reported by stunned restaurant workers and guards — then sacked by their employer, US industrial giant Schlumberger. They were accused of “sheep violation”. A spokesman for the company — which provides services to oil firms...
  • A Wolfe in Sheep's Clothing: Alan Wolfe's Lecture at Fuller Seminary

    11/01/2007 10:06:51 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 9 replies · 213+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | November 1, 2007 | Wayne Lusvardi
    A Wolfe in Sheep's Clothing - A Shepherd's Guide to Sociologist Alan Wolfe's Lecture "Who's Afraid of American Religion?" Fuller Seminary, October 30, 2007 The Pasadena Pundit - November 1, 2007 I believe we are all familiar with Aesop's Fable of "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" where a wolf covers itself with a sheep skin and is able to infiltrate a herd of sheep to catch unawares and devour one of the sheep. And maybe you remember the moral of the fable: "appearances can be deceptive." A real life enactment of this classic fable occurred at Fuller Seminary Tuesday night....