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  • Welcome brave new world: scientists create freakish man-made monster ants with huge heads and jaws

    01/05/2012 6:18:26 PM PST · by null and void · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9:13 PM on 5th January 2012
 | Rob Waugh
    Nightmarish 'supersoldier' ants with huge heads and jaws have been created by activating ancient genes. A supersoldier next to a normal ant: Scientists say they can create the supersoldiers at will by dabbing normal ant larvae with a special hormone - the larvae then develop into supersoldiers rather than normal soldier or worker ants Supersoldier ants can occur naturally in the wild, but only rarely. In the deserts of America and Mexico, their job is to protect the colony from raids by invading army ants. The supersoldiers use their enormous heads to block the nest entrance and attack any enemy...
  • Let them eat tapas

    08/06/2010 6:14:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/6/10 | Editorial
    The Obama family has been working hard to show their indifference to the plight of middle America. Whether it's the president's golfing fetish, private air transportation for family dog Bo to a Maine vacation, or Michelle Obama's taxpayer subsidized trip to the Spanish Riviera, the gulf between the White House leisure class and the American middle class has grown to unprecedented proportions. Everyone is entitled to some R & R, though Mrs. Obama's jaunt is her eighth holiday this summer. Tone-deaf White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs defended vacation numero ocho by saying,
  • Liberal House Dems, unions push for $23B fund to save teacher jobs

    06/07/2010 5:15:01 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 31 replies · 90+ views
    thehill.com ^ | June 6, 2010 | Walter Alarkon
    Soon after Congress returns from the Memorial Day recess, liberal House Democrats and teacher unions will make one last push to pass a $23 billion fund to prevent teacher layoffs. Democrats are looking to package the fund with war and disaster spending in a supplemental appropriations bill the House will vote on as early as this week.
  • Writing on the Wall in the mens room in the U.S. House of Representatives

    04/03/2010 5:36:14 PM PDT · by pansgold · 9 replies · 623+ views
    IV / III / MMX | pansgold
    If pro is opposite of con, then what is the opposite of progress? Congress!
  • Al-Qaeda cells in region granted ‘full independence’_(Lebanon)

    07/25/2009 8:28:36 PM PDT · by Flavius · 4 replies · 233+ views
    daily star ^ | 7/24/09 | By Elias Sakr
    BEIRUT: Terrorist group Al-Qaeda adopted a new organizational approach by granting its cells in Lebanon and the region “full independence” in decision-making and setting targets, according to a report published by As-Safir newspaper on Thursday. The new approach has also given the Al-Qaeda cells sufficient financing independence and freedom of decision with no need to be connected to other arms of the organization.
  • For Sale: A taste of royalty from Princess bride

    04/16/2009 11:39:04 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 11 replies · 974+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 4/16/2009 | By LAURA NICHOLS, Associated Press Writer Laura Nichols, Associated Press Writer
    LONDON – Would you pay 145 pounds ($215) for a slice of very stale cake? That's what an antiques fair in Birmingham hopes to earn Thursday when people bid for the remnant from one of Britain's most controversial royal weddings. The cake is thought to be the only surviving item from the 1871 wedding of Queen Victoria's fourth daughter, Princess Louise, to the Marquis of Lorne. It went on sale for 145 pounds ($215) Thursday at the Antiques for Everyone fair in Birmingham. The seller is antiques dealer John Shepherd. He bought the slice from a private seller who is...
  • How Did Reagan Defeat Communism?

    11/04/2008 11:33:09 PM PST · by FTL · 37 replies · 1,685+ views
    10/05/08 | FTL
    Reagan taught us how to defeat the Marxists. Marxists are easy to defeat if you defund and bankrupt them. Marxists win ONLY if you agree to play along. Their system is easily overwhelmed by demand. Anytime you give something away for free, there is always a run on that item. This leads to rationing. It has happened in every Socialist nation. North Korea is constantly in cycles of starvation because they work at the minimal level with no incentive while placing the maximum stress on the government to provide. Same thing in Cuba, the Soviets fell and all the Eastern...
  • A prayer against evildoers (America hating politicians) from Psalm 35.

    10/02/2008 7:35:52 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 11 replies · 371+ views
    The Holy Bible | 1000 B.C. | King David
    A lament of a person betrayed by friends. The psalmist prays that the evildoers be publicly exposed as unjust. PSALM 35 Oppose, LORD, those who oppose America; war upon those who make war upon America. Take up the shield and buckler; rise up in her defense. Brandish lance and battle-ax against her pursuers. Say to her heart, "I am your salvation." Let those who seek her life be put to shame and disgrace. Let those who plot evil against America be turned back and confounded. Make them like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them...
  • Thompson Continues Saying He Won't Drop Out (Let's Prove them wrong!)

    01/03/2008 7:19:13 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 31 replies · 211+ views
    http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | January 3, 2008, 6:23 PM | John Bentley:
    SIOUX CITY, IOWA -- Fred Thompson continued to fire back at reports that he will drop out of the race if he has a low finish in Iowa, this time saying the press was partly to blame. “I’m afraid the media never gets tired of allowing itself to be used,” he said. “And I think that quite frankly the media is being used for purposes to hurt me here in the last few days because they see what’s happening.” What’s happening, according to Thompson, is that some polls show him gaining in Iowa. “We’re working day and night for the...
  • Twin Forces Drive Conspiracy Obsession

    07/03/2007 6:09:06 AM PDT · by Valin · 15 replies · 612+ views
    Townhall ^ | 7/3/07 | Michael Medved
    Some conspiracy theorists insist that there’s nothing new or novel or dangerous in pointing to the hidden hand behind perplexing, painful present events. They argue that discerning observers and historians have always identified powerful conspiracies because these plots and schemes have played such a prominent role in human events. Consider the assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March. Wasn’t that high-minded plot an example of a diabolical and world-changing conspiracy? And what about the Nazis or the Bolsheviks or even the Sons of Liberty in the American Revolution? Didn’t such groups prepare secretive plans which they ultimately executed...
  • Men lie for no reason because women make them

    05/08/2007 12:01:11 PM PDT · by bedolido · 100 replies · 1,462+ views
    english.pravda.ru ^ | 5-8-2007 | Staff Writer
    Do you want to know the reasons why men tell lies? Those reasons are asking to be seen. First off, a man lies to a woman to gain her approval because he simply cannot do without it. Second, he lies to prove that he can really stand out in a crowd, and therefore he deserves to find favor with her. And last but not least – he lies to her because it is easier for him to cut corners that way. Telling lies also helps him to get off scot-free when problems arise. Men lie because of their women
  • “Fear! Fear!” shouted hawks and profiteers (Nutter alert)

    08/27/2006 6:29:18 AM PDT · by Valin · 9 replies · 236+ views
    Islamdaily.net ^ | 8/27/06 | Brian Bogart
    "Information Clearing House" -- As soon as it came out that the apparent “new 9-11” threat had been thwarted with the help of Pakistani Intelligence Services (ISI), it also became clear that it was a political tool for further legitimizing the lucrative “war on terror.” After all, the ISI with Saudi financing and covert CIA training created al-Qaeda in the first place, to counter another “threat”: Soviet communist “enslavement.” In 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt appointed a handful of Wall Street lawyers and investors to posts in his administration, including James Conant, James Forrestal, and Paul Nitze. Upon Roosevelt’s death (and...
  • 'I Made A Mixture Of Drugs And Injected Them. They Were Dead In Three Hours' (Iraqi Doctor)

    04/16/2006 7:28:02 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 1,609+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-17-2006 | Michael Howard
    'I made a mixture of drugs and injected them. They were dead in three hours' Doctor provided first aid for insurgents - and went on to kill police and soldiers brought in for treatment Michael Howard in Kirkuk Monday April 17, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Lieutenant Arjuman of the Kirkuk police lay unconscious in the recovery room after a successful operation to remove an insurgent's bullet from his chest. His weary surgeons had gone home for the night, satisfied a life had been saved. Al-Jumhuriya hospital - Kirkuk's largest and busiest - was quiet. At 10.30pm, a doctor moved along...
  • Threats Abound, QDR Will Help U.S. Meet Them, England Says

    03/15/2006 4:29:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 170+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, March 15, 2006 – As the 21st century progresses, the United States must be prepared to deal with threats posed by terrorists, corrupt regimes and emerging state powers, a top Pentagon leader said here yesterday. The 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review will go a long way toward helping the U.S. military meet these challenges, Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England told the House Armed Services Committee. "The QDR is a strategic document," he said. "It is based on the recognition that the Department of Defense, and our nation as a whole, face a global security climate of dynamic, complex threats,...
  • Iranian Foreign Minister: End Cartoon Protests

    02/20/2006 5:19:23 AM PST · by standingfirm · 10 replies · 362+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/20/06 | AP
    BRUSSELS, Belgium — Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Monday called for an end to violent protests over cartoons of Prophet Muhammad that have swept the Muslim world after the images were published in several European newspapers. "We should try to cool down the situation. We do not support any violence," Mottaki said, adding that freedom of expression must be exercised with sensitivity and people's and nations' values and beliefs fully respected.
  • 'We Will Cut Them Until Iran Asks For Mercy'

    01/14/2006 5:46:28 PM PST · by blam · 66 replies · 1,910+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-15-2006 | Massoud Ansari
    'We will cut them until Iran asks for mercy' By Massoud Ansari (Filed: 15/01/2006) Deep in the lawless triangle connecting Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, eight terrified Iranian soldiers are being held hostage by a Sunni group that is vowing to "slaughter" them if Teheran does not bow to its demands. "We will chop their heads once our deadline is over," Abdul Hameed Reeki, chief spokesman of the Jundallah or Brigade of God group, told the Sunday Telegraph, slowly drawing an index finger across his neck to demonstrate the seriousness of his intent. The deadline for the men is tomorrow. The...
  • Father Imprisoned Four Girls In Flat To 'Teach Them Islam'

    01/06/2006 6:10:45 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies · 1,147+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-7-2006 | Henry Samuel
    Father imprisoned four girls in flat to 'teach them Islam' By Henry Samuel in Paris (Filed: 07/01/2006) A Moroccan father of four girls who imprisoned his wife and children in their flat "in the name of Islam" received a 10-month suspended sentence and was stripped of his parental rights yesterday. The unidentified 45-year-old was found guilty of breaking French law on compulsory schooling for children over the age of six, which applies to three of the four girls - aged four, 10, 13 and 14. The man, from the town of Romans-sur-Isère in the Drôme region, said he had refused...
  • Jews Expelled From Gaza Light Menorah Made From Mortar Shells Fired at Them

    12/25/2005 7:52:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 625+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Dec 25, '05 | Staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Gush Katif refugees, many of whom are still dwelling in hotels awaiting permanent housing, lit a unique menorah tonight, one made of mortar shells fired by Arab terrorists into the heart of N’vei Dekalim, the largest community of Gush Katif. That special menorah commemorates the miracle of Jewish survival throughout the ages, and reminds us of the symbolic role Gush Katif has played in the saga of Jewish history: a community standing victorious despite constant attempts by Arab terrorists to wipe it out. 5000 mortars rained down on Gush Katif, from the onset of the Oslo War in September...
  • Greek Gods And Those Who Doubted Them

    11/14/2005 1:54:01 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 902+ views
    Redlands Daily Facts ^ | 11-14-2005 | Gregory Elder
    Greek gods and those who doubted them Gregory Elder For the Daily Facts It was a bad day in the year 406 B.C. Euripides, an elderly playwright, was wandering around the palace, skulking in his gloom. For decades he had dedicated himself to the theater and written and directed more than 90 plays, performed before thousands of people. Yet for all his pains, he had won prizes for only three of his dramas, a minuscule number compared to his rivals Sophocles and Aeschylus. More than once, he had been held up to public ridicule by the tart-tongued comedian Aristophanes. In...
  • Oh, you're a Muslim? Well then, carry on with your wife beating

    10/26/2005 5:18:24 PM PDT · by DCWatson · 6 replies · 467+ views
    Dhimmi Watch, Herald Sun ^ | 10-25-05 | Liam Houlihan
    "Police told to respect traditions," from the Herald Sun, with thanks to Terry: POLICE are being advised to treat Muslim domestic violence cases differently out of respect for Islamic traditions and habits. Officers are also being urged to work with Muslim leaders, who will try to keep the families together. Women's groups are concerned the politically correct policing could give comfort to wife bashers and keep their victims in a cycle of violence. The instructions come in a religious diversity handbook given to Victorian police officers that also recommends special treatment for suspects of Aboriginal, Hindu and Buddhist background... Police...
  • No Distinction Between Terrorists, Those Who Support Them, Bush Says

    10/25/2005 10:55:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 79 replies · 1,355+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2005 – The U.S. is determined to deny radical groups the support and sanctuary of outlaw regimes like Syria and Iran, President Bush said here today. Speaking to the Joint Armed Forces Officers' Wives Luncheon at Bolling Air Force Base, Bush said that these governments have a long history of collaboration with terrorists and deserve no patience from the victims of terror. "Any government that chooses to be an ally of terror has chosen to be an enemy of civilization," Bush said. "The civilized world must hold those regimes to account." The U.N. Security Council will hear...
  • No Longer Centre Stage, But Clinton Leaves Them Calling For More (Makes Streisand Squeal)

    09/17/2005 5:44:05 PM PDT · by blam · 51 replies · 1,387+ views
    The telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-18-2005 | Philip Sherwell
    No longer centre stage, but Clinton leaves them calling for more By Philip Sherwell in New York (Filed: 18/09/2005) If there was any doubt that Bill Clinton still elicits the adoration of women, Barbra Streisand was on hand last week to squash it. As the former president laid out his agenda for world change from a podium flanked by Tony Blair, Condoleezza Rice and King Abdullah of Jordan, the singer-actress emitted a series of gentle but disconcerting squeals of approval, interspersed with admiring sighs. Bill Clinton and Tony Bennett Hers was typical of the audience reaction at launch of the...
  • Letter to a Friend

    04/20/2005 11:25:27 AM PDT · by clearsight · 128 replies · 2,059+ views
    Clearsight | 04-20-05 | Clearsight
    Tom, honestly......you know that our government (both parties) is infested with (controled by) our enemies. Many (most, all) are agents from the Federal Reserve (CIA). That is why they had to get rid of Joe McCarthy, Hoover and recent other conservative patriots (Kennedy and recent others even the demise of the FBI which may still have patriots within it's ranks) in our Government. Usually it is by assasinations, freak plane crashes, impossible suicide's or some other ridiculous story posted by our complicit news media. The majority of American People are simply in the dark. The "minite men" will be trapped...
  • Exploiting the Koran to Terrorize

    12/14/2004 8:13:38 AM PST · by forty_years · 12 replies · 1,070+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | December 14, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Counterterrorism efforts got a major boost last week when an American district court found three Muslim organizations and one individual, mostly based in the Chicago area, guilty of funding Hamas and fined them an astonishing US$156 million.The four were found liable for their roles in the murder of an American teenager, David Boim, on May 13, 1996, when he was shot by Hamas operatives as he waited for a bus near Jerusalem. This case is important in itself, providing some measure of justice and relief for the Boim family. Beyond that, it helps fight terrorism in four ways.First, it validates...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com'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!
  • Euro-Kerry supporters in shock. (boo hoo image priceless)

    11/03/2004 5:14:11 PM PST · by dinok · 73 replies · 3,540+ views
    Excite.com ^ | 11/3/04 | staff
    Supporters of democratic presidential candidate John Kerry during the US election party, in Geneva, Switzerland, early Wednesday Nov. 3, 2004. Every four years on the first Tuesday in November, the American International Club of Geneva, AIC, organizes an all night party for those who wish to have last minute coverage of the US Presidential Elections. (AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron) Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All right reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • LET'S SHOW OUR VIETNAM VETERANS THANKS FOR THEIR VALIANT FIGHT IN PROTECTING OUR COUNTRY

    11/02/2004 9:01:17 PM PST · by politicket · 110 replies · 611+ views
    politicket | 11/2/2004 | politicket
    To our Vietnam Veterans: We can never begin to express the pride and honor that we have for ALL of you, for protecting our country in the hour of need. You are THE difference in this election. YOU fought the battle and were victorious! HOLD YOUR HEADS HIGH!!! Because of YOU your comrades did not die in vain! WE LOVE YOU AND APPRECIATE YOU!!! Please accept this SALUTE on our behalf!
  • Nation and Assassination in the Middle East

    10/18/2004 10:27:15 AM PDT · by forty_years · 439+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | October 18, 2004 | Martin Kramer
    Until modern times, there existed no form of legitimacy in the Middle East outside of Islam. Rulers ruled in the name of God; assassins struck them down in the name of God. The assassinations of the early caliphs and the struggle between the Sunni rulers and the Assassins in the Middle Ages took precisely this form: each side claimed to act in accord with divine will, revealed in divine texts. Religion played a crucial role in the rationale of assassination, but it also played a crucial role in the rationale of government, law, and warfare—indeed, of everything. This invocation of...
  • Throwing the Book at Them

    09/17/2004 7:38:15 AM PDT · by HawaiianGecko · 11 replies · 646+ views
    National Review ^ | 17-Sep-2004 | Dennis E. Powell
    September 17, 2004, 6:30 a.m.Throwing the Book at ThemCBS looked good on paper. By Dennis E. PowellAs long as CBS-related documents are being waved around, I have one that is of ironic significance. Its authenticity is unquestionable. It is a white plastic loose-leaf binder. Its cover bears the title "CBS NEWS STANDARDS." I'll name the source: CBS News Division. When I went to work there two decades ago, each new employee was issued one and was required to sign a receipt attesting that he or she had received it and had read it.It was typed; from the looks of...
  • "Be All You Can Be" - Bigger breasts for free: Join the Army (guess who pays for them)

    07/23/2004 5:35:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 1,068+ views
    Express India ^ | 7/23/04
    Bigger breasts for free: Join the Army Reuters Posted online: Friday, July 23, 2004 at 1315 hours IST New York, July 23: The US Army has long lured recruits with the slogan "Be All You Can Be," but now soldiers and their families can receive plastic surgery, including breast enlargements, on the taxpayers' dime. The New Yorker magazine reports in its July 26th edition that members of all four branches of the US military can get face-lifts, breast enlargements, liposuction and nose jobs for free -- something the military says helps surgeons practice their skills. "Anyone wearing a uniform is...
  • "Smoke 'em out" CARTOON featuring Sandy Berger, Bill Clinton, John Kerry...

    07/21/2004 1:02:02 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 14 replies · 2,276+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 7/21/204 | IPWGOP
    So, copying top secret docs means Sandy Berger goes without being charged with a federal crime?So, Bill Clinton is laughing about it?Folks, it looks like we're gonna hafta SMOKE 'EM OUT!!
  • iPod a throwaway? Fans demand Apple face music

    01/06/2004 11:29:06 PM PST · by mr. mojo risin · 64 replies · 536+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 12-27-03 | Seattle Times
    Casey Neistat is a 22-year-old multimedia artist who lives in Lower Manhattan, so it almost goes without saying that he's got an Apple iPod and that he loves it, because what young, self-respecting multimedia artist in Lower Manhattan doesn't these days? But his love was tested when his iPod went cold and he could not bring it back to life. Ownership of an iPod digital music player has grown a bit culty, especially when people talk about how it has changed their inner musical lives. This sounds like crazy talk — until you get one, and then you, too, are...
  • Antiglobalism’s Jewish Problem (long read)

    10/30/2003 6:08:00 AM PST · by Valin · 5 replies · 173+ views
    FOREIGN POLICY ^ | November/December 2003 | Mark Strauss
    Anti-Semitism is again on the rise. Why now? Blame the backlash against globalization. As public anxiety grows over lost jobs, shaky economies, and political and social upheaval, the Brownshirt and Birkenstock crowds are seeking solace in conspiracy theories. And in their search for the hidden hand that guides the new world order, modern anxieties are merging with old hatreds and the myths on which they rest. There is no shortage of symbols representing peace, justice, and economic equality. The dove and the olive branch. The peace sign. The rainbow flag. Even the emblem of the United Nations. So why did...
  • Panoply of the Absurd (What REALLY happened on 9-11-01)

    09/17/2003 6:11:09 AM PDT · by Valin · 14 replies · 468+ views
    Der SPIEGEL ^ | 9/8/03 | DOMINIK CZIESCHE, JÜRGEN DAHLKAMP, ULRICH FICHTNER, ULRICH JAEGER, GUNTHER LATSCH, GISELA LESKE, MAX
    Were the attacks on New York and Washington the biggest act of terrorism in history - or just an enormous secret service conspiracy? Conspiracy theorists are filling bestsellers with their supposed evidence, and they already have one-fifth of all Germans convinced of their half-truths. The man with the shy smile who has been appearing in the dock in room 237 at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court in Hamburg since August 14 is accused of being involved in a conspiracy. His name is Abdelghani Mzoudi, and he has been charged with assisting in the commission of murder - in 3066 cases...
  • Teens Say Video Game Inspired Them in Deadly Highway Shooting

    09/06/2003 3:08:22 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 29 replies · 902+ views
    www.abcnews.com ^ | 9.6.03 | abc news
    The family of a slain motorist has filed suit against the maker of a video game that two teens claim inspired them to shoot at passing cars on a Tennessee highway Grand Theft Auto, a video game that allows players to "fire" on people and cars in realistic, shoot-'em-up fashion, is a cash cow that propelled manufacturer TAKE2interactive to the top of the video game industry. For the middle and high school students who play the game for hours on end, it's a means of escaping the monotony of teenage life. But for two stepbrothers, 16-year-old William and 14-year-old Joshua...
  • Schoolkids learning American principles by practicing them

    07/21/2003 11:33:40 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 197+ views
    freedom forum ^ | 7.20.03 | Charles Haynes
    Nation-building begins at home. Earlier this month, a reporter for The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C., asked students from two local elementary schools why we celebrate the Fourth of July. Kids from one school said what you would expect kids to say. Fireworks, food and lots of fun figured prominently in the answers. But kids from the other school – Nursery Road Elementary – had a very different take on the holiday. Fireworks were barely mentioned. Instead, every single response included the words “freedom” or “independence” – and sometimes both. My personal favorite (from fifth-grader Vante Lee): “We celebrate the...
  • Telling "Truths"

    06/16/2003 9:23:54 PM PDT · by Howlin · 33 replies · 222+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 16, 2003 | Lowell Ponte
    Telling "Truths"By Lowell PonteFrontPageMagazine.com | June 16, 2003 PONTEFICATIONS  THE CLINTONS WERE OUR FIRST PoMo PRESIDENCY, and their legacy is an increasingly Post-Modernist, Deconstructed America in which fact and fiction, truth and lie, honesty and dishonesty, right and wrong, good and evil are deliberately fuzzed, blurred and rendered irrelevant. In truth, one of the only three statements for which President Bill Clinton will be remembered in the books of quotations is his lawyerly sophism: “It all depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.” Without ever giving the Clintons their due for this cultural and moral vandalism, the Arts and...
  • 'You Go In There With Both Barrels.'

    03/17/2003 9:40:27 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 305+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-18-2003 | Oliver Poole
    'You go in there with both barrels. You let them know they are taking on the US army and you crush them' By Oliver Poole with the Third Brigade Combat Troop, Kuwait (Filed: 18/03/2003) The battle flags were unfurled yesterday as the troops who will spearhead an invasion of Iraq gathered in formation at dawn to be told by their commanding officer to prepare for an advance to the border. US tanks from the 3rd Brigade Combat team fire at a practice range in northern Kuwait Divided into their three companies, each with unit banners held aloft in the early...
  • E-mail campaign sending rice to President Bush

    02/03/2003 12:34:19 PM PST · by JimVT · 25 replies · 312+ views
    various e-mails | 02/03/03 | JimVT
    A lot of people are getting sucked into a pacifist ploy prompted by the so-called Fellowship of Reconciliation
  • Singer drops Van Morrison sex tribunal case

    01/14/2003 5:48:13 PM PST · by dighton · 18 replies · 1,590+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 01/15/2003 | Richard Savill
    The rock musician Van Morrison yesterday settled an employment tribunal after the sister of the American singer Jerry Lee Lewis dropped claims of sex discrimination against him.Linda Gail Lewis had accused Morrison, 57, of trying to “ruin her life” by making unwanted sexual advances and telling her to divorce her husband.Miss Lewis, 54, eight times married, a singer-songwriter who toured with Morrison, withdrew five claims of sex discrimination against the Belfast musician following six hours of legal discussions at the tribunal in Cardiff. Neither side would comment on the terms of the settlement.Miss Lewis, of Penarth, south Wales, began the...
  • Clinton Visits Raleigh and Basks in Warmth With Democratic Party Pals While Neighbors Freeze

    12/07/2002 7:13:01 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 71 replies · 370+ views
    News and Observer online ^ | Today - 12-7-02 | Rob Christensen
    RALEIGH -- Former President Clinton voiced support Friday for President Bush's campaign against Iraq as he sought to lift the spirits of Democrats and even found a kind word for his old nemesis, Sen. Jesse Helms. Although he appeared in Raleigh to back church efforts to replace housing destroyed during Hurricane Floyd, Clinton also appeared at a fund-raiser in which he said his successor was taking the right approach in pressuring a regime change should Saddam Hussein not give up his weapons of mass destruction. "I hope the Democrats will support the position the administration now has in Iraq, which...
  • With Hate From Him To Them (Lennon/McCartney-Beatles)

    09/21/2002 8:43:08 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 453+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-22-2002 | Christ Hastings
    With hate from him to them By Chris Hastings (Filed: 22/09/2002) Letters written by John Lennon in which he reveals the full extent of his hatred for Paul McCartney and his wife Linda are to be aired in a New York courtroom. The previously unseen handwritten correspondence is at the centre of a bitter legal battle involving Yoko Ono, Lennon's widow, and one of her husband's former aides. As well as shedding new light on the often fraught relationship between two of the world's most successful songwriters, they reveal new details about the demise of the Beatles in 1970. In...
  • Cannabis 'worse than tobacco'

    07/10/2002 7:15:32 AM PDT · by SheLion · 106 replies · 6,685+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10 July 2002
    Cannabis poses a greater threat to health than tobacco, lung experts have warned. The warning comes on the day that Home Secretary David Blunkett is due to make a Commons statement about the future of government drug policy. Many young people are simply not aware that smoking cannabis may put them at increased risk of respiratory cancers and infections . Dame Helena Shovelton: The Home Affairs Select Committee has recommended that cannabis is downgraded from a class B drug to class C. This would mean that possession would lead to a caution, rather than arrest. The British Lung Foundation is...