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  • Booze calculator: What's your drinking nationality?

    12/20/2014 5:45:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 95 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 18, 2014
    In the month of December alcohol consumption increases as many people celebrate the festive season. But how does your drinking measure up to the average from countries around the world? Find out below if you are similar to a boozy Belarusian or a teetotal Kuwaiti.
  • Long Island Medium (Theresa Caputo) works for Satan

    05/30/2014 4:32:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 103 replies
    Connecticut Catholic Corner ^ | May 29, 2013 | Julie
    Long Island Medium (Theresa Caputo) works for Satan She’s charming, she’s whacky, and she’s got funny hair and crazy fingernails- she’s also working for the devil. Sound harsh?  Good. , Theresa Caputo,AKA “The Long Island Medium” seen weekly on the TLC cable channel, is the devil’s own Pied Piper leading people along the devil’s path.  Does she know it?  Probably not, but she should. Caputo is a psychic- yes they do exist.  I am not talking about the “Miss Cleo” types who randomly make up anything to make a billion (yes, that’s right) dollars.  I am talking about the psychics...
  • Do Mormons Believe in Ghosts? [The OTHER World Series: 'spirits...not far from us']

    10/24/2013 9:46:20 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 74 replies
    Suite101.com ^ | Jan. 4, 2011 | Jenny Evans
    Jenny Evans Jenny Evans is a freelance writer and editor specializing in parenting and the family. She is also the Mormonism Topic Editor for Suite101. SNIP Does the afterlife theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon) leave any room for a Mormon belief in ghosts? Mormonism and Spirits The LDS church believes that everyone has a spirit (sometimes called a "soul" in other theologies,) which is believed to continue living independently of the body after its death. Since a ghost is defined as "a disembodied soul" (Merriam-Webster's Dictionary,) Mormons technically do believe in ghosts....
  • Thats the Spirit: Booze From Local Crops Booming

    05/04/2013 11:45:33 AM PDT · by Twotone · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 4, 2013 | Becket Adams
    With all the orchards and corn fields that dot the Hudson Valley landscape, Tuthilltown Spirits doesnt have to look far for the grains and apples to make their whiskey, vodka, and gin. The 10-year-old company crafts many of their liquors from ingredients grown no more than a few minutes away, the bounty of the rolling hills that surround it.
  • Pelosi 'Swears' Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Spoke to Her in White House

    08/08/2012 8:48:29 PM PDT · by Justaham · 74 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/8/12 | Eric Scheiner
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) told a recent gathering of the Womens Political Committee that the spirits of suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul spoke to her at the White House. Pelosi said she heard them say: At last we have a seat at the table. A video recently posted on Youtube shows Pelosi speaking in May describing her first meeting with President Bush in the White House after becoming part of the Democratic House leadership.
  • Did You Know the Solo Cup is also a Measuring Cup (for Booze)?

    06/21/2012 2:06:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    Discovery.com ^ | Wed Jun 13, 2012 02:10 PM ET | By Alice Truong
    UPDATE: A Solo rep has reached out and provided us with a new graphic. Turns out, while surprisingly accurate, those lines were not intended to measure spirits. College students are familiar with Solo red cups. But they probably couldnt tell you what the lines mean. The party cup actually doubles as a measuring cup except for liquor instead of milk. The first line above the base is the one-ounce marker, or a serving of liquor. The second denotes five ounces, useful for measuring wine. And the third one signifies 12 ounces, perfect for beer (the cheaper, the better) ...
  • I call upon the Diocese of Worcester to renounce the evil spirits which plague it

    04/23/2012 8:23:09 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 23, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Monday, April 23, 2012I call upon the Diocese of Worcester to renounce the evil spirits which plague it Father Jeffrey Steffon is an expert on Satanism and the occult. He has worked counseling victims of satanic ritual abuse and is a popular conference speaker. In his book entitled "Satanism: Is it real?," Fr. Steffon, addressing the popularity of the New Age movement, says that the movement is not new, but is a revival of paganism. He writes, "This revival includes the resurgence of goddess worship. Through ritual, celebration, and myth, NAM and neo=pagans attempt to reharmonize themselves with the Whole...
  • Mormon Doctrine on Shaking Hands With Spirits [The Other World Series]

    10/25/2011 6:55:29 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Exmormon.org ^ | Oct. 27, 2004 | Carl
    SECTION 129 Doctrine and Covenants [One of 4 Mormon books of scripture] Instructions given by Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Nauvoo, Illinois, February 9, 1843, making known three grand keys by which the correct nature of ministering angels and spirits may be distinguished... 13, There are both resurrected and spirit bodies in heaven; 49, Keys are given whereby messengers from beyond the veil may be identified. 1 THERE are two kinds of beings in heaven, namely: Angels, who are resurrected personages, having bodies of flesh and bones SNIP 3 Secondly: the spirits of just men made perfect, they who are...
  • Residents spot the Virgin Mary on the side of an apartment building

    12/15/2010 2:08:10 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | By Daily Mail Reporter
    An apparition of the Virgin Mary has been spotted by residents of a rough Texan city - and they believe it is a sign for them to mend their ways. New Braunfels has a population of just over 50,000 and is notorious for its high unemployment levels, poverty and crime. But the sighting of Mary has raised spirits and renewed the sense of hope, just before Christmas.
  • THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN SHALL TURN TO THEIR FATHERS (Mormons - Open)

    10/25/2010 10:39:24 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 78 replies
    Duane S. Crowther.com ^ | November, 2001 | Duane S. Crowther
    1. Key events in the revealing of the doctrine of vicarious work for the dead A. Keys restored by Elijah. On April 3, 1836, the prophet Elijah appeared to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in the Kirtland Temple, and restored the keys of this dispensation to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the children to their fathers. [D&C 110:13-16] His last-days coming was prophesied by Malachi, and that prophecy was repeated by Moroni [Mal. 4:5-6; JSH 1:36-39; D&C 2:1. See D&C 138:46-48] He conferred the sealing power of the priesthood on Joseph Smith. This power makes...
  • The "Familiar Spirit" in 2 Nephi 26:16 [LDS - OPEN]

    10/15/2010 6:01:30 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 27 replies
    There are two ways to read a text, through exegesis and through eisegesis. The first means, approximately, "reading out of the text," while the second means, approximately, "reading into the text." Both are legitimate ways of approaching a text. Anyone who reads the scriptures will at times engage in both exegesis and eisegesis, whether knowingly or unwittingly. Therefore, the more conscientiously and consciously we engage in rigorous and careful exegesis and eisegesis, the better the chance that our reading of the scriptures will truly enlighten the mind and provide substance for the soul. I will illustrate both approaches using the...
  • New Year's Spirits (Vanity)

    12/31/2009 1:59:47 PM PST · by paulycy · 29 replies · 571+ views
    self | Thursday, December 31, 2009 | pauly cy
    Happy New Year's Eve!
  • Psychics, Fortune Tellers and Mediums

    05/09/2009 7:46:28 AM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 80 replies · 1,554+ views
    5/9/09 | Me
    Just wondering if anyone's church advises their members to avoid these things. I work with someone who is a strict Catholic, was this close to becoming a nun, but yet she see's nothing wrong with seeing seer's of the dead. I know the Bible clearly states this is detestable to God (I'm at work and don't have my Bible so I can't give you the versus). She says she reads her Bible everyday so I did write down the book and chapters for her and asked her to read it for herself. This was done after a lengthy conversation with...
  • Caption Absolut Vodka's new anti-american reconquista ad

    04/03/2008 8:15:21 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 215 replies · 1,131+ views
    michelle malkin ^ | April 3, 2008
    <p>Advertisement appeared in Quien magazine, in Mexico City, and billboards.</p>
  • Canine Companion Keeps Soldiers Spirits High (arruff! arruff!)

    02/21/2008 4:21:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 191+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. April Campbell, USA
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Feb. 21, 2008 Hearing a noise in the hallway, Dean gets out of his bed on the floor and trots to the door as he searches the cool February air for a clue. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Vaneta Vaughn, the top enlisted soldier with 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multinational Division Baghdad, scratches Dean, the battalion chaplains dog, behind his ear at Camp Taji, Iraq, Feb. 16, 2008. Dean deployed to Iraq with the soldiers as the battalions therapy dog. Photo by Pfc. April Campbell, USA(Click photo for screen-resolution...
  • Auction to begin on home of Absolut vodka

    12/11/2007 4:59:51 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 11 replies · 313+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 12/11/2007 | TT/The Local
    Sweden is set to begin its sale of state-owned wine and spirits manufacturer, Vin & Sprit. The government said it would contact all interested parties over the course of the day before beginning an auction process, Minister for Financial Markets Mats Odell announced at a press conference on Tuesday morning. "We are now coming to the end of the preparatory phase and the beginning of a more active phase. We expect a transaction to be made public next year," sad Odell. The minister said that the government had decided to conduct the sale in the form of a bidding process...
  • Deep (?) Thoughts While Making up Trick or Treat Bags

    10/26/2007 9:22:26 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 60+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 10/26/07 | vanity
    I was making up trick or treat bags, when my inquisitive-and very hungry friend hopped up...
  • 'Two-Buck Chuck' Wins Wine Competition

    06/30/2007 2:05:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 67 replies · 2,490+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | Friday, June 29, 2007 | BRADLEY J. FIKES - Staff Writer
    'Two-Buck Chuck' wins wine competition By: BRADLEY J. FIKES - Staff Writer Vin d'Expensive? Meritage Snooty? If that's the kind of name you were thinking would grace a winner of the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition, get ready for a shock. Try "Two-Buck Chuck," more formally Charles Shaw, the brand beloved of bargain but palate-sensitive wine shoppers. It's sold by Bronco Wine Co. exclusively through Trader Joe's. Shaw's California Chardonnay took first place for Best Chardonnay from California. To some in the clubby California wine community, that must seem like a Michelin's Red Guide giving three stars to a...
  • Cognac to blow your head, and wallet, away (Hennessy Ellipse @ AU$10,000. / bottle)

    06/16/2007 8:05:49 PM PDT · by Stoat · 18 replies · 5,964+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 14, 2007 | Pauline Askin
    Cognac to blow your head, and wallet, away Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:47AM EDT By Pauline AskinSYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - It could well end up being the most expensive hangover of your life.A Sydney hotel is offering patrons a rare cognac for A$480 a glass ($403) -- the cost of one-week's rent for a two-bedroom flat in the city -- to cash in on what it believes is the growing desire for a "Ferrari lifestyle" among Sydneysiders."It's a taste that promises to seduce not only your nose and tongue but your entire body," said Laurent Branover, the...
  • Revenge of the killer fairies[500 Year-old Death Records][UK]

    12/04/2006 12:22:50 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 135 replies · 2,985+ views
    Metro ^ | Nov 29, 2006 | SARAH GETTY
    The 500-year-old death records from Lamplugh which revealed some peculiar demises. Forget knife-carrying hoodies, people in the mid-17th century had far more dangerous opponents to worry about... such as spirits and fairies. Also, pitchforks, stools or even a trusty frying pan were the weapons of choice when it came to street fights, a newly unearthed burial register has shown. The document reveals the deeply superstitious and often brutal side of life in Oliver Cromwell's England. Covering deaths from 1656 to 1663 the manuscript reveals no less than four people were 'Frighted to Death by faries' while another...
  • 'Chef Muir' Keeps Spirits High

    08/14/2006 5:43:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 261+ views
    Defense News ^ | Cpl. Jeffrey A. Cosola
    BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 14, 2006 To American civilians, eating a meal ready-to-eat, or MRE, can be an intimidating prospect. Its handed to them cased in a non-descript brown sleeve, not unlike certain types of discreet mail. Once opened, its contents are filled with individual packages, chemical heaters and official-sounding foods like fortified applesauce. With a family in tow, a war on their heels and military transit to look forward to, nearly 14,000 Americans faced the additional daunting task of MRE dining before their authorized departure from Beirut, Lebanon, earlier this month. Making that task just a little easier were...
  • Coalition Forces visit orphanage to lift spirits

    07/28/2006 10:32:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 328+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. L.C. Campbell
    Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, C Company, 2nd battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team visited several Iraqi schools and an Iraqi orphanage on July 8. These Soldiers adopted one of the schools to help renovate and re-supply with educational goods. The Soldiers dropped off soccer balls and other goodies at the orphanage. Department of Defense photo by Spc. L.C. Campbell. Story by Spc. L.C. Campbell 138th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment MOSUL – Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team visited an orphanage in Mosul, Iraq July 10, bringing...
  • Mel Gibson Arrested for DUI

    07/28/2006 12:48:29 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 527 replies · 16,783+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 28 July 2006 | Via Drudge
    FOX NEWS has confirmed that Actor Mel Gibson has been arrested in Los Angeles County for DUI. We are awaiting further details from the L.A. County Sheriffs Dept.... DEVELOPING...
  • Kennedy Blames Accident on Sleep Medicine

    05/04/2006 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Jean S · 635 replies · 19,040+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/06 | ANDREW MIGA
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy (news, bio, voting record) crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness. Kennedy, D-R.I., addressed the issue after a spate of news reports. His initial statement said: "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident."'Later, however, he issued a longer statement saying the attending physician for Congress had prescribed Phenergan on Tuesday to treat Kennedy's gastroenteritis.Kennedy said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after a final series of votes...
  • An American Haunting (The Bell Witch of Tennessee)

    05/01/2006 7:04:54 AM PDT · by Leatherneck_MT · 3 replies · 427+ views
    Anyone interested in the Bell Witch of Tennessee, might be interested in seeing this film. It opens May 5th. Not sure how accurate it is, it is after all a Hollywierd production. There was a team of locals in Nashville that did a home made version of the story, they did an excellent job of presenting the story of the Bell Witch. Let's hope this one turns out to be as good.
  • When the Spirits Move You

    10/28/2005 9:30:12 PM PDT · by soltice · 1 replies · 375+ views
    When the Spirits Move You Paranormal group haunts a home in search of ghosts Crystal Cody | ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE Theyre here, Carole Anne says while pressed against a TV in the 1982 film Poltergeist. Her family found that spirits dont leave if they dont want to. October is when ghosts arise in the mainstream consciousness, but in some households, its a daily thought-provoking event. Take mine for instance. Sometimes when I go to bed, in the minutes between awake and sleep, I feel it. The mattress moves down as if the cat jumped onto the bed. But the cats...
  • Stennis Sailors Help Community, Remove Refrigerators, Lift Spirits

    10/18/2005 5:03:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 233+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Journalist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Gabriel Owens
    ABOARD USS JOHN C. STENNIS (NNS) -- Sailors from USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), assisted a grateful community in Pearlington, Miss., in October by removing old refrigerators from the area, which had become a health hazard after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast coastline. Stennis, homeported in Bremerton, Wash., sent 50 volunteers to the hurricane-ravaged area of southern Mississippi. The aircraft carrier is named for Senator John C. Stennis of Miss., and considers the state its adopted home. "These smaller communities receive little attention after [Hurricane] Katrina," said Rick Hines, a FEMA volunteer from the West Indianapolis, Ind., fire...
  • Saints raise spirits of wounded warriors

    10/14/2005 5:02:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 366+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | Andricka Hammonds
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Army News Service, Oct. 14, 2005) -- Wounded warriors sat center field Oct. 7 at the Alamodome, watching the New Orleans Saints practice for their ill-fated game against the Green Bay Packers. The New Orleans Saints invited Brooke Army Medical Centers amputee care patients to attend practice at San Antonios Alamodome. Saints' owner Tom Benson extended his thanks by inviting the wounded warriors to the next home game, Oct. 16, against Buffalo. With the Alamodome empty, the Soldiers had an up-close and personal view of the work that goes into game day. In the empty Alamodome, each...
  • Distilled Spirits Council Urges Ban of Alcohol Vapor Devices ("alcohol without liquid" - AWOL)

    03/22/2005 6:02:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 86 replies · 2,418+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/21/05
    Distilled Spirits Council Urges Ban of Alcohol Vapor Devices; Senate Committee on Regulated Industries Hears Bill Today Mon Mar 21,12:48 PM ET To: State Desk Contact: Sarah Rosen of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, 202-682-8840; Web: http://www.distilledspirits.org WASHINGTON, March 21, /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Distilled Spirits Council today urged swift passage of legislation introduced in Florida banning "alcohol without liquid" (AWOL) devices that allow consumers to inhale alcohol by mixing alcohol with pure oxygen. The bill, SB 794, sponsored by Senator Mike Haridopolos, would prohibit the sale or use of these devices and make its sale a...
  • Miracle on K Street

    12/25/2004 7:00:34 AM PST · by pickrell · 8 replies · 1,128+ views
    Side effects of Medication | 25-December-2004 | Ron Pickrell
    I find it necessary to type. It may be that the copious amount of anesthetic that my dentist injected was actually necessary, but now I'll never know for sure. I do know that he voted for Kerry- and he is steamed. Talk about gnashing of teeth- I just didn't realize that it was my teeth to be gnashed. Lesson learned? Never gloat in front of a man with the power to disable your mouth, and the will to do so. I hadn't realized previously that getting your teeth cleaned involved so much pneumatic equipment. I suppose I'll eventually get used...
  • In the spirit of Halloween, share your ghost stories

    10/30/2004 6:28:41 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 61 replies · 1,088+ views
    30 Oct 04 | Self
    I've had MANY requests to have a thread where people share their own ghost stories. Well... here it is. Have at it!
  • Liquor Store Sales on Sunday Now Legal In 31 States

    07/02/2004 3:08:08 PM PDT · by The Bandit · 16 replies · 1,579+ views
    NewsWire ^ | 7/02/04 | Distilled Spirits Council
    WASHINGTON, July 2 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Liquor stores will be open on Sundays in 31 states, up from 21 just two and a half years ago, the Distilled Spirits Council said today, noting that the trend of rolling back Prohibition-era blue laws is catching fire in states across the nation. Lifting Sunday sales bans is a trend that is being driven on the one hand by the need to increase consumer convenience in a modern era where Sunday is the second busiest shopping day of the year, the Council noted, and on the other hand by the desire for...
  • Ghost Story

    04/30/2004 7:12:03 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 162 replies · 2,138+ views
    London Free Press ^ | 30 Apr 04 | Ian Gillespie
    Ghost story Several unexplained phenomena at the old courthouse in St. Thomas have sent chills through many. Ian Gillespie, Free Press Columnist 2004-04-30 03:05:48 ST. THOMAS -- Somebody calls the newspaper with a tip and I find myself clambering up the steps of the old St. Thomas courthouse, thinking I'm wasting my time on a wild goose chase. Maybe a wild ghost chase. It's a grand old building, to be sure. First built in 1852, it burned down in 1898 and was rebuilt the following year. Situated atop the hill on Wellington Street, the three-storey structure features five arches out...
  • Pub cheats told not to get caught short

    12/04/2003 5:50:05 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 13 replies · 229+ views
    Scotsman ^ | Thu 4 Dec 2003 | ALAN MCEWEN
    A MASSIVE Christmas crackdown on pubs which sell drinkers short has been launched by trading standards officers.Undercover officers will visit bars across the Capital to identify venues selling illegal measures to customers.And for the first time, they will target venues with a known history of selling short measures and also visit pubs outwith the city centre.A recent survey found that nearly a third of the pubs in Edinburgh are dispensing measures which are either short or too large.Six city bars have been reported to the procurator fiscal and face prosecution and fines of up to 5000, while a further eight...
  • CA: Tech talk may boost Davis' spirits

    02/25/2003 7:00:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 167+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/25/03 | Margaret Talev
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Gov. Gray Davis this morning will lead a group of technology executives to meet U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge in what may be the most promising stop on an otherwise frustrating mission to secure federal money for California.</p>