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  • The New York Post Publishes A NUDE PHOTO Of Melania Trump On Front Page

    07/31/2016 3:22:52 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 124 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 31, 2016 | Kaitlin Collins
    The New York Post slapped a nude photo of Melania Trump on the front page of its Sunday issue over the weekend. Read more:
  • Any Syria strikes will be symbolic, limited: experts

    08/29/2013 9:13:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/29/13 | Michel Moutot - AFP
    Expected Western strikes on Syria will target the military, intelligence services and possibly sites with symbolic regime links, but will not alter the balance of power in the country, experts say. The raids, if they go ahead, would be aimed at punishing President Bashar al-Assad's regime and sending him a message rather than wiping out his military capacity and handing the rebels a decisive advantage, they say. "Specific targets should include the Damascus-area headquarters, barracks and support facilities of the fourth and Republican Guard armoured divisions, two units heavily involved in the bombardment of civilian areas," said Jeffrey White of...
  • Carbon dioxide passes symbolic mark (on top of Mauna Loa)

    05/10/2013 1:35:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/10/13 | David Shukman
    Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have broken through a symbolic mark. Daily measurements of CO2 at a US government agency lab on Hawaii have topped 400 parts per million for the first time. The station, which sits on the Mauna Loa volcano, feeds its numbers into a continuous record of the concentration of the gas stretching back to 1958. The last time CO2 was regularly above 400ppm was three to five million years ago - before modern humans existed. Scientists say the climate back then was also considerably warmer than it is today. Carbon dioxide is regarded as the...
  • Native American tribe given permit to kill bald eagles (for religious purposes)

    03/14/2012 8:05:37 AM PDT · by opentalk · 55 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | March 14, 2012 | Associated Press
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken the unusual step of issuing a permit allowing an American Indian tribe in Wyoming to kill two bald eagles for religious purposes. The agency's decision comes after the Northern Arapaho Tribe filed a federal lawsuit last year contending the refusal to issue such permits violates tribal members' religious freedom. Although thousands of American Indians apply for eagle feathers and carcasses from a federal repository, permits allowing the killing of bald eagles are exceedingly rare, according to both tribal and legal experts on the matter.
  • Bin Laden Death Will Not Boost Obama: Expert

    05/03/2011 1:41:43 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 37 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 03, 2011 | Patrick Allen
    The euphoric scenes that met the death of Osama Bin Laden will not boost President Barack Obama's re-election hopes, according to Alastair Newton, a political analyst at Nomura in London. “The immediate reaction in the US notwithstanding, 'normal business' will soon be resumed in US politics. There will be no change on the fiscal/debt polarization and contrary to some commentators' reaction, definitely no election boost for Obama," said Newton in an interview with CNBC on Tuesday. With little or no operational control over al-Qaeda in recent years, Newton believes Osama's death will have little impact on the terror group's ability...
  • Winds Knock Down National Christmas Tree

    02/19/2011 10:47:17 AM PST · by advance_copy · 59 replies
    NBC 4 TV ^ | 2/19/2011 | Tim Persinko
    The high winds that have been wreaking havoc around the D.C. region this weekend have toppled a national symbol. The nation's Christmas Tree, a live evergreen which has stood on the Ellipse since 1978, was toppled by gusting winds on Saturday. The 42-foot tall Colorado blue spruce has been lit through five different presidencies in its time on the Ellipse. The tree was specially selected by National Park Service horticulturalists, who, searching the country for the healthiest tree with the right proportions, discovered this one in York, Pennsylvania. Now the tree is laying on its side behind the White House.
  • Flashback: Democrats Plan Symbolic Votes Against Iraq Plan

    02/03/2011 8:41:06 PM PST · by FTJM · 1 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 10, 2007 | JEFF ZELENY and CARL HULSE
    Democratic leaders said Tuesday that they intended to hold symbolic votes in the House and Senate on President Bush’s plan to send more troops to Baghdad, forcing Republicans to take a stand on the proposal and seeking to isolate the president politically over his handling of the war. Senate Democrats decided to schedule a vote on the resolution after a closed-door meeting on a day when Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts introduced legislation to require Mr. Bush to gain Congressional approval before sending more troops to Iraq. The Senate vote is expected as early as next week, after an...
  • Churches celebrating the ‘Year of Darwin’: Compromising churchians in self-destruct mode

    02/18/2009 5:20:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 1,101+ views
    CMI ^ | February 19, 2009 | Gary Bates
    For example, Dr Eugenie Scott of the staunchly anticreationist National Center for Science Education (NCSE) revealed their agenda when she said: “ … I would describe myself as a humanist or a nontheist. I have found that the most effective allies for evolution are people of the faith community. One clergyman with a backward collar is worth two biologists at a school board meeting any day! … What we [such clergy and atheists] have in common is that we want to see evolution taught in the public schools … .”4
  • Analysis: Pelosi Iraq trip is symbolic

    01/26/2007 4:34:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 1,471+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/07 | Tom Raum - ap
    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record)'s visit to Iraq is a clear sign the newly empowered Democratic Congress is not going to abide by the notion that foreign policy is the sole province of the White House. While President Bush met with military leaders in the Oval Office Friday, she and anti-war Rep. Jack Murtha turned up in Baghdad. The timing of the trip, from the Bush administration's point of view, couldn't have been worse. It came just days after the president asked Congress in his State of the Union address to give his revised Iraq...
  • GOP joins symbolic vote on minimum wage

    07/12/2006 2:50:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 674+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/06 | Jim Abrams - ap
    WASHINGTON - Democrats gained some traction in their election-year campaign to raise the minimum wage Wednesday when 64 Republicans joined in a symbolic vote supporting more money for the nation's lowest-paid workers. The House voted 260-159 to urge House-Senate negotiators to include a minimum wage boost, from the current $5.15 an hour to $7.25, in jobs covered by a job training bill under discussion. Sixty-four Republicans, many moderates from northern and northeastern states, joined Democrats in backing the non-binding resolution. The author of the provision, Rep. George Miller (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., said that while the vote was symbolic,...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 738 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Ostrich Beads Indicate Early Symbolic Thought

    04/02/2004 4:59:27 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 220+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-2-2004 | Will Knight
    Ostrich beads indicate early symbolic thought 18:25 31 March 04 news service Stone Age beads revealed by archaeologists on Wednesday could be the strongest evidence yet that humans developed sophisticated symbolic thought much earlier than once thought. The ostrich egg beads and numerous other artefacts, including ochre pencils, carved bone and stone tools, were recovered from the Loiyangalani River Valley, in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The archaeologists who discovered the relics have yet to date them precisely, but believe they originate from the African Middle Stone Age - between 280,000 and 45,000 years ago. This is because they...
  • Should the Bible be interpreted literally?

    06/25/2003 7:09:15 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 112 replies · 464+ views
    Self | June 25, 2003 | Gargantua
    A question has arisen among FReeper believers, and deserves a thread on which to air beliefs. Is it right to take, for instance, the New Testament books of John, Luke and Mark as literal history, but then to interpret the Old Testament books, Like Genesis or Job as being merely symbolic? I believe in the perfect, complete, inherent and inerrant literal truth of all the books of the Bible, both Old and New Testament. Also, does believing literally in the New Testament but perceiving the Old Testament as "symbolism" disqualify one from Salvation according to the Bible? I am a...
  • Principles of Literal Bible Interpretation

    10/29/2002 5:18:29 AM PST · by xzins · 515 replies · 3,232+ views
    Bible Truth ^ | Revised, Aug 2001 | Cooper P. Abrams, III
    Principles of the Literal Bible Interpretation By Cooper P. Abrams, III (Revised August 2001) * (All rights reserved) Introduction:         It is apparent from all the contradictory teachings of the many denominations and cults of Christendom, that they all cannot be right. For the most part, each claim to use the Bible as the source of their teachings. For example, most evangelical churches teach that salvation is by one's faith through God's grace apart works. However, some churches emphatically teach that baptism is necessary for salvation. Both may claim the Bible as the source of their belief. Most Protestants practice...