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  • The Story of Eli: A Moral Tale on the Peril of Faltering Fatherhood and Unfaithful Priestly Ministry

    01/16/2014 2:24:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1/15/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the First Book of Samuel which we are reading now in daily Mass, we see are rather stunning portrait of poor parenting and poor priestly leadership in the person of of High Priest of the Sanctuary at Shiloh, Eli. Consider this line from the Scriptures: Samuel was sleeping in the temple of the LORD where the ark of God was. The LORD called to Samuel, who answered, “Here I am.” Samuel ran to Eli and said, “Here I am. You called me.”“I did not call you,” Eli said. “Go back to sleep.” …..At that time Samuel was not familiar...
  • In a Tale That Wags Dog Owners, They Rent Flocks for Bored Collies

    12/28/2010 9:55:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 101 replies · 5+ views
    wsj ^ | 12/28/10 | MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS
    Compulsive Sheep Herders Need a 'Job' to Entertain Them; 'That'll Do' BATTLE GROUND, Wash.—Sue Foster knew what she needed to do when her border collie, Taff, was expelled from puppy school for herding the black Labs into a corner. She rented some sheep. Then she bought another border collie and rented some grazing land. Then she bought some sheep of her own. And a third border collie. Now, like the old lady who swallowed the fly, Ms. Foster keeps a llama to chase off the coyotes that threaten the lambs that go to market to finance the sheep that entertain...
  • Brown's tale of frugality omits $1.8 million home

    06/22/2010 10:40:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/22/10 | By SAMANTHA YOUNG
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - When he takes to the campaign trail, Jerry Brown is fond of reminding voters that he shunned the governor's mansion in Sacramento in favor of a rented apartment during his first tour in the executive office and lived in a downtown loft in Oakland while he was mayor of the crime-ridden city. The stories are part of a campaign narrative of frugality. The Democratic nominee wants voters to remember that when they consider whether to send him back to the governor's office as California faces a $19 billion budget deficit, an unemployment rate above 12 percent...
  • A Tale of Two Gazas: Website Pictures Deny ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

    12/27/2009 6:48:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 343+ views
    INN ^ | 12/27/09 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (IsraelNN.com) The Arabic-language PalToday website, based in Gaza, recently posted pictures showing a world of plenty for residents, despite more than two years of reports that the area is suffering from a humanitarian crisis. However, its English website for foreign audiences showed a picture of misery, focusing on a girl who wanted her terrorist father freed by Israel. The pictures on the Arabic-language site were posted for the Eid al Adha Muslim festival, which recalls the forefather Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, who the Bible states was Isaac. The Muslim tradition substitutes him with Ishmael.
  • Lost dog's tale has a happy ending

    12/12/2008 6:57:10 AM PST · by Dysart · 9 replies · 828+ views
    DMN ^ | 12-11-08 | Steve Blow
    Sometimes you find the best stories in your own back yard. Or, in this case, in your own back parking lot. More than a year ago, a stray dog took up residence in the parking area behind the newspaper building. It's so unusual to see a dog running loose in downtown Dallas that the black Labrador retriever mix caught everyone's attention. But the poor thing was so skittish that you rarely got more than a fleeting glimpse of her as she cowered down and scurried away. Because no one could get anywhere near her, some kind souls here made do...
  • Clinton misstates wife's Bosnia tale (You should have kept your lip zipped, Bubba)

    04/11/2008 10:03:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 200+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/11/08 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON - Former President Clinton has added to the falsehoods surrounding his wife's tale of her trip to Bosnia 12 years ago. In Indiana on Thursday, Bill Clinton defended his wife's mistake in claiming that she landed under sniper fire in Bosnia, accusing the media of treating her like "she'd robbed a bank" for confusing the facts. The New York senator had repeatedly described a harrowing scene in Tuzla, Bosnia, in which she and her daughter, Chelsea, had to run for cover as soon as they landed for a visit in 1996. Video footage of the day instead showed a...
  • The Tale Of A City (Tharo - Egypt)

    08/12/2007 4:31:49 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 310+ views
    Al-Ahram ^ | 8-12-2007 | Nevine El-Aref
    The tale of a city The discovery of the eastern fortress of the New Kingdom military town of Tharo in North Sinai charts the military quarters used by the ancient Egyptian to protect Egypt's northeast border, says Nevine El-Aref From top: a worker brushing the sand off the newly discovered water channel; a bird view of the Tharo foundation; the inscription of king Seti I engraved on a wall of Karnak Temples photos courtesy of SCA The fortified city of Qantara East (Sharq) in North Sinai is often hailed by historians as Egypt's eastern gateway to the Nile Delta. Its...
  • Saudi Journalist: Arab 'Return' to Israel is a 'Fairy Tale'

    04/19/2007 10:43:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 954+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | April 19, 2007 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    (IsraelNN.com) A two-installment article by Saudi Arabian columnist Yousef Nasser Al-Sweidan calls upon the Arab states to give up the efforts to arrange the transfer of the families of refugees from the Israeli War of Independence into the Jewish State. Such a population transfer would violate Israeli sovereignty or lead to anarchy in the Palestinian Authority, according to the author. Rather, Al-Sweidan writes, the Arab states hosting the refugee families have the obligation to absorb them. The "right of return" is "nonsense and deceit." - Al-Sweidan Al-Sweidan's model for such immigrant absorption, he notes, is Israel. The columns, recently made...
  • This is a Fairy Tale, RIGHT???

    01/12/2007 4:20:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 287+ views
    A Fairy Tale....??? What Happened? The awful truth of it. Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table At which he's fed. Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes Are the rule. Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat. Tax his ties, Tax his shirt, Tax his work, Tax his dirt. Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he Tries to think. Tax his cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries, then Tax his tears. Tax his car, Tax his gas, Find other ways To tax his ass Tax all...
  • Maine lobsterman pulls up rare lobster (Just another tall tale?)

    07/14/2006 7:35:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies · 3,304+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/14/06
    Maine lobsterman pulls up rare lobster2 hours, 24 minutes ago A rare two-toned lobster is seen in this Thursday, July 13, 2006, photo taken in Bar Harbor, Maine. The lobster caught by Alan Robinson in Dyer's Bay is a typical mottled green on one side; the other side is a shade of orange that looks cooked. Robinson, of Steuben, donated the lobster to the Mount Desert Oceanarium. Staff members say the odds or finding a half-and-half lobster are 1 in 50 million to 100 million. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Abigail Curtis) BAR HARBOR, Maine - An eastern Maine lobsterman caught...
  • Cattle's Call Of The Wild: Domestication May Hold Complex Genetic Tale

    05/16/2006 1:02:49 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 688+ views
    Science News ^ | 5-16-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Cattle's Call of the Wild: Domestication may hold complex genetic tale Bruce Bower A new investigation of DNA that was obtained from modern cattle and from fossils of their ancient, wild ancestors puts scientists on the horns of a domestication dilemma. The new data challenge the mainstream idea, based on earlier genetic and archaeological evidence, that herding and farming groups in southeastern Turkey or adjacent Near Eastern regions domesticated cattle perhaps 11,000 years ago. According to that view, these groups then introduced the animals throughout Europe, so current European cattle breeds would trace their ancestry directly back to early Near...
  • Tale Of (King) Arthur Points To Comet Catastrophe

    04/21/2006 4:39:40 PM PDT · by blam · 97 replies · 2,039+ views
    The Times ^ | 9-9-2000 | Nick Nuttall
    TALE OF ARTHUR POINTS TO COMET CATASTROPHE From The Times, 9 September 2000 http://www.the-times.co.uk BY NICK NUTTALL Arthur: myth links him to fire from the sky THE story of the death of King Arthur and its references to a wasteland may have been inspired by the apocalyptic effects of a giant comet bombarding the Earth in AD540, leading to the Dark Ages, a British scientist said yesterday. The impacts filled the atmosphere with dust and debris; a long winter began. Crops failed, and there was famine, Dr Mike Baillie of Queen's University, Belfast, told the British Association for the Advancement...
  • Insurgent to ambassador: Journal editor tells harrowing tale (Air University Public Affairs)

    02/23/2006 4:23:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 467+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 23, 2006 | Jon Sladek
    MAXWELL-GUNTER AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFPN) -- When Algerian-born Remy Mauduit, editor of the new French edition of the Air and Space Power Journal, sees terrorism and insurgency taking place in Iraq, he recalls a time when he, too, was an insurgent. Life was not good for Algerian citizens in the early 1950s. After French colonization, native Algerians were prisoners in their own country. "We were second-class citizens," Mr. Mauduit said. "The French had all the highest positions, all the land, basically everything. We (Algerians) could never get anywhere, regardless of our education." Tired of the occupation, a group of...
  • Camaraderie with four-legged friend (MARINE WAR DOG's TALE)

    08/06/2005 3:34:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 548+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 6, 2005 | Cpl. Tom Sloan
    CAMP HURRICANE POINT, AR RAMADI, Iraq (August 6, 2005) -- Shawn M. Gallagher routinely puts his life on the line to support the ongoing war on terrorism, but he doesn’t let the risks get him down. “It’s an adventure out here for me,” said Lance Cpl. Gallagher, “and I enjoy it.” Each day the 21-year-old from Fairfax, Va., takes to the streets of the Al Anbar capital with Marines of 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment and conducts security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gallagher has maintained a high level of motivation throughout his deployment, which is...
  • Native Lore Tells Tale: There's Been A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Seattle Area)

    07/13/2005 7:42:17 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 920+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 7-13-2005 | VinceStricherz
    Native lore tells the tale: There's been a whole lotta shakin' goin' onContact: Vince Stricherz vinces@u.washington.edu 206-543-2580 University of Washington This illustration depicts a late 19th century interior ceremonial screen from Port Alberni, on British Columbia's Vancouver Island. It shows Thunderbird carrying Whale in its talons, a common native depiction of seismic activity. The original screen is in the American Museum of Natural History. The image is taken from "Northwest Coast Painting – House Fronts and Interior Screens" by Edward Malin, ©1999, Timber Press, Portland, Ore. Stories of two-headed serpents and epic battles between Thunderbird and Whale, common among Northwest...
  • CA: A tale of two terror probes - Lackawanna and Lodi parallel?

    07/10/2005 8:27:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 399+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/10/05 | Dorothy Korber
    The young men were at loose ends in Lackawanna, a blue-collar town in upstate New York. Restless and curious about their Islamic heritage, they started meeting secretly with a charismatic Muslim fundamentalist who persuaded them to trek to Afghanistan to attend a military training camp. It's a long way from Lackawanna to Lodi, but there are parallels between the New York case and the unfolding federal probe in the San Joaquin County town. --snip-- The seven Lackawanna men headed for Afghanistan in the spring of 2001, according to news accounts of their case. They told their families and friends in...
  • Informant's Fire Brings Shadowy Tale - Yemeni Man Helped, Squabbled With FBI

    11/21/2004 2:35:50 AM PST · by crushelits · 2 replies · 481+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Sunday, November 21 | Caryle Murphy
    Mohamed Alanssi slid the photos of his once-happy life across the table of a Union Station restaurant. The portrait of his wife with two of his six children. The picture showing the living room of the $1 million home he built in his native Yemen when he was a prosperous businessman. The 1970s snapshot of him as a low-level employee at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, shaking hands with the U.S. ambassador. But that happiness ended after he made the mistake of becoming an FBI terrorism informant, Alanssi said tearfully in an interview three weeks ago. His cooperation had been...
  • CA: Dreier race illustrates cautionary tale on immigration policy

    11/15/2004 8:34:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies · 2,887+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/15/04 | Beth Fouhy - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tucked into last week's otherwise predictable California election results lay a cautionary tale about the election year's most uncovered issue: illegal immigration. Republican Rep. David Dreier, the 24-year Los Angeles-area veteran who chairs the powerful House Rules committee, won re-election to his House seat with just under 54 percent of the vote, down from 64 percent in 2002. His Democratic opponent, Cynthia Matthews, won almost 43 percent of the vote, despite spending just over $31,000 in her campaign, compared to more than $900,000 spent by Dreier. A Libertarian candidate won 3.5 percent of the vote. While...
  • Unknotting A Tangled Tale Of Towels (Mandylion)

    06/19/2004 4:07:08 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 305+ views
    The Art Newspaper.com ^ | 6-19-2004 | Martin Bailey
    Unknotting a tangled tale of towels Scientific tests have established that an icon, revered as an imprint of Christ’s face, is 13th century By Martin Bailey Tests on a painting, called the Mandylion, revered as a miraculous imprinted image of Christ, have revealed it to have been made in the 13th century. There are several early versions of the image, but the one in Genoa is the first to have been subjected to a thorough scientific examination. The results are being presented at an exhibition (until 18 July) in the city’s Museo Diocesano as part of the European Capital of...
  • Police look for naked drive-through patron

    06/04/2004 10:13:05 AM PDT · by esryle · 19 replies · 172+ views
    HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. - Police are searching for a man who was naked when he picked up his fast food order this week at a drive-through window. The customer at Bojangles restaurant was described as a hairy, big-bellied man in his 30s with short curly black hair that was receding on the top of his head. He picked up an order at the window Monday morning. "He conducted his business at the drive-through wearing no clothing and he had to open his door to receive whatever they were passing out the drive-through window," said Capt. Ross Frederick of the Hillsborough Police...
  • Ooni faults reports on harassment of Ige, defends self

    02/05/2002 4:49:15 PM PST · by aculeus · 19 replies · 1,426+ views
    The Guardian (Nigeria) ^ | February 6, 2002 | Seun Adeoye,
    THE Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade yesterday gave detailed account of what transpired in his palace on December 15 last year when the late Attorney General and Justice Minister, Chief Bola Ige was manhandled. The monarch also denied having anything to do with the brutal killing of Ige. At a press conference he addressed in his palace in Ile-Ife, Oba Sijuwade expressed regrets that most reports about the incident created undue fear in the minds of the citizens. "Instead of them to investigate the matter, everybody began to write what they want. Bola Ige was my good friend. His ...
  • The Truth About An Epic Tale Of Love, War And Greed (Troy)

    03/25/2004 12:03:11 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 1,304+ views
    The truth about an epic tale of love, war and greed (Filed: 24/03/2004) The legend of Troy has an enduring grip on the imagination. Aidan Laverty talks to the scientists who say they have proved that a siege really took place It's one of the greatest stories ever; the tale of a war fought over the love of Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world. Now as Hollywood breathes fresh life into the myth, archaeologists have uncovered new evidence from the site of Troy that brings us closer than ever to the truth behind this ancient legend. City scan:...
  • Mummy Tells Tale Of Infection (Chagas)

    02/03/2004 10:48:03 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 218+ views
    Globe And Mail ^ | 2-3-2004 | AP
    Mummy tells tale of infection Associated Press Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Chagas disease page Washington — Chagas disease, a deadly parasitic blood illness that recently has drawn attention in North America, has infected some South and Central Americans for at least 9,000 years, researchers said Monday. The Red Cross, alarmed about reports of Chagas disease in the United States, announced last year that it expects to begin testing donated blood for the disease. Seven cases, spread by transfusions, have been reported in the United States and Canada since 1986. Now a...
  • CA: Tom McClintock - A Tale of Two Parties

    08/22/2003 1:20:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 73 replies · 914+ views
    Tom McClintock CA senate website ^ | 8/22/03 | Tom McClintock
    For California Republicans, whose fortunes are lower now than at any time since 1958, there is the best of news and the worst of news.The best of news is that eight years after 1958 Ronald Reagan swept the governor’s race, carrying virtually every constitutional office. The worst of news is that eight years is also the period between the election of the last Whig president and the demise of the Whig party. Both cases are important for Republicans to understand as they contemplate their party’s future.Reagan often urged Republicans to "paint our positions in bold colors, and not pale pastels."...
  • THE BIG SHOW Fox News-- The Lies of Hillary. LIVE THREAD 8pm

    06/08/2003 4:58:30 PM PDT · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 274 replies · 367+ views
    The Lies of Hillary exposed on The Big Show at 8pm Sunday with John Gibson.
  • Tale Of Sex And Spies Leaves FBI With A Chinese Puzzle

    04/29/2003 4:28:08 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 388+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | Rupert Cornwell
    Tale of sex and spies leaves FBI with a Chinese puzzle By Rupert Cornwell in Washington 30 April 2003 The tale is worthy of a new Cold War, featuring a glamorous Chinese-American businesswoman and FBI informer codenamed Parlour Maid who is suspected of being a double agent and may have supplied deliberate disinformation on the Chinese leadership to the desks of four American presidents. To put it mildly, Katrina Leung was a lady of many hats. Arriving from southern China at the age of 15, she became a successful entrepreneur and socialite, and later a donor and fund-raiser for political...
  • CA: Another sad computer tale in the techno-state

    03/13/2003 2:07:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 222+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/13/03 | Daniel Weintraub
    <p>A massive new computer project under way at the California State University system might be the latest example of the state's inability to wisely fulfill its own technology needs.</p> <p>A new audit of the CSU's systemwide software says the project was never properly justified by university administrators, might not have been necessary and may not even be accomplishing much of what the university set out to achieve.</p>
  • A Horse Whisperer's Tale Trails Dominick Dunne

    01/28/2003 12:58:14 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 698+ views
    new yourk times ^ | 1.28.03 | FELICITY BARRINGER
    Dominick Dunne began telling his tale of Gary Condit, Chandra Levy, the horse whisperer and the Middle Eastern procurer sometime in the fall of 2001. It was tantalizingly baroque; Mr. Dunne, the Vanity Fair columnist, mesmerized a group of New England newspaper editors with it over lunch at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut in November 2001. He also spun the story for Laura Ingraham, the lawyer, conservative commentator and syndicated radio host, over lunch. Ms. Ingraham promptly invited Mr. Dunne to repeat it on her show, which he did. As chronicler of the crimes of the rich, Mr. Dunne has...