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  • Petraeus, Crocker Finish Marathon of Testimony

    04/09/2008 4:37:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 55+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 9, 2008 – U.S. Rep. Howard L. Berman has a gavel, and he’s not afraid to use it. At the fourth appearance in front of a congressional audience by the United States’ top military commander and envoy to Iraq, Berman, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, cut to the chase. Already, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker had both seen more than 12 hours of combined testimony before the start of their final appearance on Capitol Hill this afternoon. Berman asked for only a summary of their previous testimony so the committee members...
  • Book on Mary turns runaway youngster immersed in drugs and crime into a priest

    04/01/2008 4:23:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 999 replies · 297+ views
    Visions of Jesus ^ | February 2004
    February 16, 2004 - Reported in Spirit online newspaper. "In 1992 my life changed dramatically," says Father Donald Calloway. "I had a profound conversion experience after reaching rock bottom."Rock bottom indeed! Now a 31-year-old priest who serves as assistant rector at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Father Calloway had been a runaway youngster who was immersed in everything from drug abuse to theft."I had gone through all a boy could do up to the age of twenty," he says. "My mother had been married three times and we had no religion. The family...
  • Coming Out of Sodom (Reversion Experience of Once-Active Homosexual)

    04/06/2008 2:09:23 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 42 replies · 371+ views
    Celebrate Life ^ | March-April 2008 | Eric Hess
    As best as I can determine, my same-sex attraction began in reaction to my father, who was a violent alcoholic. He often drank, came home to throw things around the house and abuse my mother in addition to threatening me and my brother. I thought he hated us. Consequently, I didn’t want to be anything like him. In my sorrow, I started looking for the love of my father in thearms of other men. At age 17, a predator took advantage of me under the teacher/pupil dynamic and I became completely mixed up about human sexuality. Over the years, one...
  • TxDOT makes $1 billion error

    03/12/2008 2:15:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 852+ views
    The Cherokeean Herald ^ | March 12, 2008 | Leland Acker
    In the midst of inflation, funding difficulties and halted expansion projects, a budget error on the part of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) may have exacerbated their challenges. "TxDOT does some mysterious accounting," said Rep. Chuck Hopson (D-Jacksonville). "They had close to $1 billion counted in their budget twice." "That was a serious error on our part and we have made changes to try to prevent that type of error from occurring again," said TxDOT Spokesman Chris Lippincott, adding that the amount added twice in their financial statement was unrelated to the $1.2 billion in federal rescissions, which are...
  • House sues Bolten, Miers for testimony

    03/10/2008 5:25:39 PM PDT · by jdm · 12 replies · 510+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 10, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    The House Judiciary Committee has filed a lawsuit to compel Josh Bolten and Harriet Miers to testify in the US Attorney firings scandal, now mostly forgotten. The lawsuit sets the stage for a resolution to the executive privilege claim by the Bush administration. It may also provide more closure on executive privilege than either branch of government will want: The House Judiciary Committee filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to force the White House chief of staff and the former White House counsel to cooperate with the committee’s investigation into the firing of a group of federal prosecutors.The lawsuit, filed...
  • TxDOT accused of breaking federal law

    03/06/2008 1:18:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 342+ views
    The Navasota Examiner & Grimes County Review ^ | March 6, 2008 | Rosemary Smith
    Texas spirit was alive and well at the Navasota DEIS public hearing on Feb. 28. Opposition groups, such as the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, came from as far as Washington, D.C. to give recorded testimony, and get a first hand look at TxDOT process procedures. Assistant Director of Communications, Leigh Strope, who attended the meeting on behalf of the 34,000 Texas Teamsters Union members, says, “Teamsters want to stop the dangerous trend of selling our roads and bridges to foreign investors so they can slap tolls on the driving public. We are also concerned because the Trans-Texas Corridor would form...
  • Hundreds in Nacogdoches speak out against TTC-69

    02/15/2008 4:53:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 975+ views
    Lufkin Daily News ^ | February 15, 2008 | Matthew Stoff (The Daily Sentinel)
    NACOGDOCHES — The rows of extra chairs brought into the The Fredonia's biggest meeting room Thursday night were not enough to accommodate more than 750 people who attended an open house and public hearing on the proposed TTC-69 highway. Texas Department of Transportation officials heard hours of public testimony that continued late into the night overwhelmingly opposed to the construction of new roadways through East Texas. Applause throughout the hours-long meeting never swelled as loudly as it did when the first speaker of the night, state Rep. Wayne Christian, told TxDOT representatives emphatically that "our answer is 'no' on the...
  • Isn't it Enough? (Paul Washer's Secret)

    01/19/2008 10:10:59 AM PST · by streetpreacher · 3 replies · 93+ views
    YouTube ^ | December 23, 2007 | LaneCh
    From the author's description: About This Video The audio for this was made by Abraham Juliot. ... (more) Added: December 23, 2007 The audio for this was made by Abraham Juliot. He has other compilations which can be found at the following: Mp3's are here: Abe's personal site: I found this audio from a link at Slice of Laodicea last night and decided to put this video together. Many of the Paul Washer videos I put up have been uploaded by the webmaster of, Matt Haney . You should visit his site. There are some great messages...
  • Critics knew Petraeus was on point

    09/18/2007 5:42:50 AM PDT · by LibertyGent · 19 replies · 332+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 18, 2007 | Alan Nathan
    Reminiscent of the days when soldiers and sailors were spat upon by large segments of anti-war activists in the '60s and early '70s, congressional expectorating was launched in the direction of one Gen. David Petraeus before, during and after his testimony in both the House and Senate.
  • Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraq (What the LSM Won't Give You)

    09/11/2007 2:37:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 323+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Army Gen. David H. Petraeus
    U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq, and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan C. Crocker are briefing Congress this week on their assessment of the security situation in Iraq. Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraq | Slides "The military objectives of the surge are, in large measure, being met. In recent months, in the face of tough enemies and the brutal summer heat of Iraq, Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces have achieved progress in the security arena." Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, Sept. 10, 2007
  • Testimony ends in Padilla terror trial (Jose Padilla, two others charged with supporting terrorism)

    08/07/2007 11:07:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 418+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/7/07 | Curt Anderson - ap
    MIAMI - The defense rested its case Tuesday in the trial of Jose Padilla and two other men charged with supporting terrorism, with Padilla's lawyers calling no witnesses or putting on any evidence. After the defense rested, prosecutors called only one additional witness and then ended their case, earlier than had been anticipated. The actions, coming on day 53 of the trial, clear the way for closing arguments, likely next week. Jurors could begin deliberations next week as well. Padilla, 36, is accused along with Adham Amin Hassoun and Kifah Wael Jayyousi, both 45, of participating in a support network...

    07/23/2007 12:32:29 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 5 replies · 469+ views
    The New York Times Book Review ^ | July 22, 2007 | NICOLAS SARKOZY
    Few political families are as affected by their history as Gaullism. Because of the experience of war and the solidarity born of the Resistance, this is understandable. In fact, however, recent generations of Gaullist leaders did not live through these events, and yet nothing has really changed. Nostalgia for the past, the love of epic stories, and the presence in the party of mythical and charismatic speakers are all part of the Gaullist legacy. I remain, sometimes despite myself, deeply affected by this history. I have my favorite memories and it's hard to stop me from bringing them up. One...
  • Why I Belong, and Why I Believe

    06/24/2007 2:44:19 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 71 replies · 769+ views ^ | Clayton Christensen
    Why I Belong, and Why I Believe Clayton M. Christensen Professor, Harvard Business School As I have progressed through my life, my commitment to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has deepened for two reasons. The first is my reason for belonging to the church as an organized institution: because of the way the church is organized, it puts opportunities to help others in my path every day. It facilitates my efforts – and in some instances almost compels me – to practice Christianity, not just believe in it. The second is my reason for believing that the...
  • N. Korean defectors testify before British opposition party leader

    06/19/2007 7:40:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 785+ views
    Yonhap news ^ | 06/20/07 | Sohn Suk-joo
    N. Korean defectors testify before British opposition party leader By Sohn Suk-joo SEOUL, June 20 (Yonhap) -- Two North Korean defectors Tuesday testified before the British parliament about the life in North Korean gulags, Christian group officials said Wednesday. Having spoken at a meeting of the All-Party British-North Korea Parliamentary Group in the Moses Room of the Houses of Parliament in London, Ahn Myeong-Cheol and Shin Dong-Hyok, both now settled in South Korea, also met with David Cameron, leader of Britain's opposition Conservative Party, they said. The meeting came after Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), the organizer of the event, issued...

    06/01/2007 6:20:58 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 2 replies · 654+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 6/1/07 | Alaphiah
    You won’t see it on CNN or MSNBC and you probably won’t see it in any major newspaper but she lied and we have it on record.
  • My Testimony

    03/31/2007 11:21:50 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 6 replies · 262+ views ^ | 31 March 2007 | Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Vanity)
    I grew up attending church at the Lee's Summit First Church of the Nazarene. When I was around 6 or 7 years of age, I went forward during an altar call at a revival service being held, and prayed a prayer, and then got baptised a couple of weeks later. Despite my profession of faith, my life as I grew older did not demonstrate any sort of true repentence unto salvation. All through middle school and high school, I did pretty much the same thing all the other kids did: I lied, I gossiped, I made fun of other kids,...
  • John Edwards Conversion Story:'My Faith Came Roaring Back'

    03/25/2007 9:01:13 PM PDT · by qwertyz · 20 replies · 690+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | David Kuo
    In 2004, John Kerry said that he wouldn't let his faith affect his decision making. Does it affect yours? Yes, it does. I do believe in the separation of church and state. But I don't think separation of church and state means you have to be free from your faith. My faith informs everything I think and do. It's part of my value system. And to suggest that I can somehow separate and divorce that from the rest of me is not possible. I would not, under any circumstances, try to impose my personal faith and belief on the rest...
  • Dems seek testimony from fired attorneys

    02/28/2007 5:47:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,089+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/28/07 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON - Democrats are moving to compel some of the eight U.S. attorneys who have been ousted to tell their stories publicly, under oath, after a federal prosecutor claimed he was fired for political reasons. A House subcommittee is slated to vote Thursday on subpoenas for four of the eight dismissed U.S. attorneys. The Senate Judiciary Committee, meanwhile, will send letters to those fired before voting next week on compelling their testimony, according to officials with both panels. The prosecutors have privately told both committees that they would not testify voluntarily but would honor a congressional subpoena, according to Sen....
  • The Cost of Defeat in Iraq and the Cost of Victory in Iraq [Newt Gingrich]

    02/28/2007 6:53:02 AM PST · by B Knotts · 25 replies · 684+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 2/28/07 | Newt Gingrich
    Chairman Biden, Ranking Member Lugar, and members of the committee: Thank you for allowing me to testify. This is an extraordinarily important series of hearings on a topic of enormous national importance. The United States finds itself in a global struggle with the forces of Islamic fascism and their dictatorial allies. From a fanatic American near Chicago who attempted to buy hand grenades to launch a personal Jihad in a Christmas mall, to 18 Canadians arrested for terrorist plots, to the Scotland Yard disruption of a plot in Britain to destroy ten civilian airliners in one day that if successful...
  • Attorney pleads guilty to leaking BALCO testimony (2 SF Chronicle reporters to escape jail time)

    02/14/2007 4:30:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 367+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/14/07 | Paul Elias and David Kravets - ap
    Two San Francisco Chronicle reporters will avoid jail time after a criminal defense lawyer pleaded guilty Wednesday to leaking them secret grand jury documents from the BALCO steroids investigation. Troy Ellerman admitted allowing reporters Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada to view transcripts of the grand jury testimony of baseball stars Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, Gary Sheffield and sprinter Tim Montgomery, according to court documents. The Chronicle published stories in 2004 that reported Giambi and Montgomery admitted taking steroids while Bonds and Sheffield testified that they didn't knowingly take performance enhancing drugs. A federal judge ordered the reporters jailed after they...