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  • Hulk Hogan returning to pro wrestling

    10/27/2009 10:11:25 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 1,845+ views
    .reuters ^ | Oct 28, 2009
    Hulk Hogan is returning to the profession -- but not to the organization -- that made him a household name. Hogan is coming out of retirement to join TNA Wrestling (the name sounds dirty, but it actually stands for "Total Nonstop Action"), the outfit behind Spike TV's Thursday night series "TNA Impact." "I'm thrilled to be jumping back into the world of professional wrestling," said Hogan, 56. "My fans have been asking me to return to the business for many years on a full time basis, but the timing or the opportunity has never been right until now." His specific...
  • The New Jacobin Elite

    06/24/2009 11:20:11 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 56 replies · 2,050+ views
    The New American ^ | Wednesday, 24 June 2009 | William F. Jasper
    The New Jacobin Elite | Print | Written by William F. Jasper    Wednesday, 24 June 2009 06:00 The Socialist Party of Great Britain is celebrating the reissuing of Peter Taaffe’s book, The Masses Arise: The Great French Revolution 1789 -1815. “Its republication by Socialist Publications, in time for the 220th anniversary of this great event in July 2009, is extremely timely,” says the party’s website. A different page on the party’s site promoting the same book instructs readers: “An understanding of the French Revolution remains crucial for all revolutionaries. Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky studied it intensely to gain an...
  • Global Temperature Is Dropping, Not Rising

    07/14/2009 11:05:02 AM PDT · by Signalman · 23 replies · 1,288+ views
    Repubx ^ | 7/13/2009 | DefendUSx
    Environmental doomsayers may still be claiming that we must radically reduce carbon-dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions in order to prevent catastrophic global warming, but they cling to that position despite the fact that the warming theyve been forecasting has not occurred. In fact, the average global temperature has gone down, not up, in recent years. The graph at this link from shows that the average global temperature has been dropping since at least 2002, even though the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has been increasing. A graph based on satellite temperature readings can be found at the...
  • Merchant of Death Trial Still Looms

    05/28/2009 7:17:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 496+ views
    tna ^ | 05.28.09 | William F. Jasper
    The Russian parliament and media refer to him merely as a Russian businessman. But to much of the rest of the world, Viktor Bout is known as the Merchant of Death, the most notorious member of the dark fraternity of global weapons traffickers who arm terrorist organizations, as well as the tyrannical regimes and brutal warlords and militias responsible for horrendous genocidal slaughters over the past two decades. Since his March 2008 arrest in Bangkok, Thailand, in an elaborate U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sting, Viktor Bout has been in Bangkoks Klong Prem Special Prison awaiting trial. The U.S. Department of...
  • Nuclear Cleanup Funds Mismanaged

    05/28/2009 5:54:01 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 432+ views
    tna ^ | 05.20.09 | Steven J. DuBord
    As part of President Barack Obamas stimulus package, the Energy Department has begun releasing more than $6 billion in stimulus money to clean up 18 nuclear sites from New York to California, more than doubling the typical yearly funding for the program, a May 18 Washington Post story recounts. The sites were involved in Cold War-era nuclear weapons production, and the cleanup will deal with radioactive and chemically hazardous waste. But it is another type of waste that is causing a concerned reaction and prompting sharply worded warnings from some government officials and lawmakers who say the stimulus funding is...
  • A Logic Deficiency About Fuel Efficiency

    05/28/2009 5:48:55 PM PDT · by Coleus · 21 replies · 1,076+ views
    tna ^ | 05.20.09 | Steven J. DuBord
    Clearly pandering to the green lobby, President Barack Obama proposed on May 19 the highest auto fuel efficiency standards ever attempted in the United States, according to an Environment News Service story posted online that same day. A senior administration official told reporters Monday night that Obama's national program for higher Corporate Average Fuel Economy, CAFE, standards is scheduled to start in model year 2012. If the proposal is enacted, by 2016 the fleet average requirement would be 35.5 miles per gallon, said the official, who declined to be named. Currently the CAFE standard is 27.5 mpg for cars and...
  • Missing Link Coverage Goes Amiss (Fossil Ida)

    05/28/2009 5:31:10 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies · 596+ views
    tna ^ | 05.22.09 | Steven J. DuBord
    "Fossil Ida: extraordinary find is 'missing link' in human evolution," ran the Guardian headline on May 19. The media was abuzz with excitement over the find. As the website of New Scientist magazine pointed out in Why Ida fossil is not the missing link,even "Google's homepage evolved, incorporating an image of the new fossil nicknamed Ida into the company's logo. The fossil was nicknamed Ida by the paleontologist from Oslo University who assembled the scientific team to study it, Dr. Jrn Hurum. The Guardian mentioned that Hurum chose Ida's nickname because the diminutive creature is at the equivalent...
  • Tracking Your Digital Trail

    05/28/2009 4:48:59 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 735+ views
    tna ^ | 05.28.09 | Beverly K. Eakman
    Innocent-seeming questionnaires, tests, and surveys are increasingly being disseminated by government officials so that they have complete histories on every citizen. At this writing, Republican Congresswoman Virginia Foxx of North Carolina is busy apologizing for her politically incorrect gaffe in arguing against legislation that would expand federal hate-crime laws to include sexual orientation. She pointed to the infamous Matthew Shepard case as a hoax inasmuch as Shepards killers appeared to have been interested in drugs, not sexual-identity issues. Were Foxx a teenager today, she would be spared the necessity of balancing her conservative views on sexuality against the lefts Orwellian...
  • The Survivors by William F. Jasper(article about babies that have actually survived abortions)

    07/17/2005 8:55:17 PM PDT · by sfimom · 10 replies · 648+ views
    The New America ^ | January 17, 2000 | William F. Jasper
    The publisher does not permit any reposting of materials so I have only provided a link to a very moving article telling the stories of several babies that have survived abortions. Some of them are now adults and able to speak out for themselves and for the little ones that lack voices of their own yet.
  • Obamas Broken Promises at One Month

    02/24/2009 4:00:14 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 722+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.20.08 | Thomas Eddlem
    Recently, Americans have elected a string of lying presidents. First, there was George Bush the elder, who said "Read my lips, no new taxes, and then signed tax increases as president. Then we had Bill Clinton, who proclaimed to us: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. After that, George W. Bush blatantly lied to the American people when he said, Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing...
  • Republican Governors Split on Stimulus

    02/24/2009 3:49:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 578+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.24.09 | Patrick Krey
    Obamas economic stimulus package is causing quite the stir among Americas governors, particularly the Republican ones. The New York Times reports: "Republican governors split sharply over the weekend over how to respond to the economic crisis, a debate whose outcome will go a long way toward shaping how the national party redefines itself in the wake of its election defeats of recent years." It looks like the Republican governors are dividing along the lines of moderates and conservatives. The epitome of moderate Republicans, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was one of the biggest advocates for the stimulus actually poked a...
  • The Heartland Institute's Climate-change Conference

    02/24/2009 11:06:03 AM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 400+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.02.09 | Ed Hiserodt
    The Second International Conference on Climate Change sponsored by the Heartland Institute of Chicago will be held March 8-10 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. While the mainstream media continues to parrot the claim of Al Gore and the UNs IPCC that the science is settled regarding global warming, the expected 1,000 attendees from across the globe are living, visual proof that such a claim is merely an excuse to avoid debate.The keynote speakers for the three-day conference are: Arthur Robinson, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry at the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine. Among many other duties, Dr....
  • Holder: Race Agitate or Youre a Coward

    02/24/2009 10:58:30 AM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies · 912+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.22.09 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says that Americans are not part of the land of the free and the home of the brave but instead a nation of cowards when it comes to race. In a February 18 speech to Department of Justice (DOJ) employees, he said: "Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. Though race related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved...
  • Coal in Your Cars Tank

    02/23/2009 8:18:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 32 replies · 1,053+ views
    the new american ^ | 06.09.09 | Ed Hiserodt
    In 1943, when Germany had virtually no sources of petroleum to fuel its Luftwaffe, U-boats, and Tiger tanks, its scientists (arguably among the best in the world at that time) didnt turn to solar and wind power. Evil does not equate to navet. Hitlers technical advisers turned to another energy source to keep their Wehrmacht running steadily for several years without petroleum. They used the Fischer-Tropsch process to convert coal into diesel fuel and employed the Bergius hydrogenation (or liquefaction) process to convert coal into aviation gasoline and high-quality truck and automobile gasoline.Coal-to-liquid TechnologiesGasoline and diesel fuel are hydrocarbons....
  • Another Look at Nuclear Energy

    04/26/2007 1:18:14 PM PDT · by Irontank · 2 replies · 533+ views
    The site of what is arguably the worlds leading research program in nuclear energy lies just a short drive from the city of Marseille through the picturesque and romantic countryside of southern France. At Cadarache, the Commissariat lnergie atomique, the French atomic energy agency, operates a complex of research facilities that is soon to be the home of ITER, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, which will be the most advanced and powerful Tokamak fusion reactor ever built. This reactor is being funded by the EU, China, Russia, the United States, and others. Though famous as the future site of...
  • Parallels With the Great Depression

    02/23/2009 7:57:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 761+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.04.09 | Charles Scaliger
    What began early last year as a "credit crunch" and an "economic downturn" is now being characterized as a "long, severe recession." Once upon a time, such a crisis was known as a "depression" before Americans became squeamish about such stark language. As with our reluctant semantic retreat from "credit crunch" to "recession," the reality of another Great Depression will probably not be acknowledged until years after the fact. But America and the rest of the modern world, by doggedly pursuing the same mistaken policies of the 1920s and '30s, have made a full-blown depression lasting years, not months,...
  • President Obama's Militant Muslim Connections

    02/23/2009 7:53:01 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 549+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.03.09 | William F. Jasper
    President Barack Obama's inaugural committee billed his January 20 National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral as a celebration of America's "diversity of faith." Among the official participants offering prayers at the event was Dr. Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America. Mattson was also a guest speaker later that evening at the first Muslim Inaugural Celebration at the Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington, D.C. This was not the first time Mattson had been so honored at Obama shindigs; she was also given center stage at the Democratic Convention's opening interfaith prayer service last August in Denver....
  • Whatever Happened to Global Warming?

    02/07/2009 8:42:10 PM PST · by Delacon · 48 replies · 3,310+ views
    New American ^ | Thursday, 05 February 2009 | Ed Hiserodt
    Now that record-cold temperatures across the globe are making a mockery of human-caused global warming, we look to see if this is merely a "weather hiccup." Judge: Counselor, do you have anything to say before I pronounce sentence on the accused? Attorney: Yes, your honor. Might I remind you that the victim my client was accused of murdering showed up earlier and is very much alive, sitting there in the front row? Judge: Sir, this court does not deal in trivialities. Attorney: But your honor, I'd respectfully suggest that since there is no victim, there has been no crime and...
  • POWs: Forgetting Those Left Behind

    02/23/2009 7:40:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies · 395+ views
    the new american ^ | 10.16.08 | William F. Jasper
    Considering that John McCain himself was a POW during the Vietnam War, why is he so dismissive of the evidence that other POWs remained in captivity after the war's end? When the Senate created the Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs in mid-summer 1991," writes Vietnam veteran and POW activist Ted Sampley, "a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll showed 69 percent of Americans surveyed believed Americans remained captive in Southeast Asia and 75 percent said the U.S. government was not doing enough to bring them home." Like the many Americans seeking a thorough accounting of our POWs and MIAs, Sampley had...
  • Jimmie Vaughan:The rhythm and blues of America

    12/10/2008 1:59:21 PM PST · by AmericanHunter · 74 replies · 2,372+ views
    The New American ^ | 12-10-08 | Kelly Taylor Holt
    Famed Blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan tells about his involvement in the movement to restore our constitutional republic. Guitar Player magazine called Jimmie Vaughan "a living legend." He's one of the most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. He started playing guitar when he was 13, and his mother said of his immediate adeptness, "It was like he played it all his life." His fans aren't just "fans"; they include other guitarists and musicians of significant renown, including Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and his brother, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. He is that good. But...
  • Bretton Woods

    02/23/2009 3:53:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 325+ views
    the new american ^ | 12.11.09 | Charles Scaliger
    While WWII raged in 1944, 44 delegations met to create a world currency, bank, and trade organization. They fell short of that goal, but what will happen this time? Even by the rarefied standards of wealthy New Englanders, the Mount Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, is a luxurious retreat. Built in 1902 by 250 skilled artisans for the then-princely sum of $1.7 million, the sprawling Spanish Renaissance-style resort, nestled in the shadow of Mount Washington, the northeast's highest peak, has long been a favorite of celebrities and presidents. But even the man who built it, industrialist Joseph Stickney,...
  • Dangers of "Judicial Supremacy"

    02/23/2009 12:07:14 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 430+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.18.09 | Edwin Vieira, Jr.
    Imagine that certain investors have set up a business under a charter and by-laws that specifically provide for a number of managers assigned to oversee various separate and independent branches of the company, all of whom must answer ultimately to the investors. One of the managers then announces that: (i) he alone will determine, not only when the other managers are not in compliance with the company's policies, but also what those policies actually are; (ii) the investors will have no say in the making of these determinations; and (iii) if the investors dissent from his unilateral determinations, their only...
  • SCHIP of State

    02/23/2009 12:01:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 477+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.17.09 | Kurt Williamsen
    President Obama and most of the press cheered the passage of the State Children's Health Insurance Program, but can SCHIP (pronounced "ship") stay afloat long-term? President Barack Obama said when he signed into law a new expanded version of the State Children's Health Insurance Program on February 4: "No child should be receiving his care in the emergency room in the middle of the night." Obviously, he doesn't realize that children with SCHIP coverage very often get their medical care in emergency rooms at all times of the day, even more frequently than uninsured people do. The Heritage Foundation...
  • LOST: Law of the Sea Treaty

    02/18/2009 5:19:25 PM PST · by shielagolden · 17 replies · 1,834+ views ^ | 02/18/09 | William F. Jasper
    The United States Senate may vote very soon on one of the most far-reaching and dangerous treaties our government has ever considered for ratification: the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (also known as the Law of the Sea Treaty, or LOST). The treaty, which has simmered on the back burners of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for decades, would give the United Nations control and jurisdiction over the world's oceans, nearly three-quarters of the surface of our planet. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth's surface and...
  • The Fed's Hockey Stick Chart

    02/23/2009 11:52:16 AM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 850+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.11.09 | Larry Greenley
    On his January 29 TV show, Glenn Beck drew national attention to a relatively obscure graph of our nation's "monetary base" (a narrow definition of money supply, also known as M0) maintained online by the Research Department of the St. Louis Federal Reserve. The reason for the special attention was the dramatic hockey stick shape of the graph that developed during the last few months of 2008. Beginning about September the usually stable graph of monetary base vs. years shot virtually straight up for the remainder of the year. Immediately below is the graph that Beck featured on his January...
  • Whatever Happened to Global Warming?

    02/13/2009 9:08:55 PM PST · by Coleus · 22 replies · 834+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.05.09 | Ed Hiserodt
    Now that record-cold temperatures across the globe are making a mockery of human-caused global warming, we look to see if this is merely a "weather hiccup."Judge: Counselor, do you have anything to say before I pronounce sentence on the accused? Attorney: Yes, your honor. Might I remind you that the victim my client was accused of murdering showed up earlier and is very much alive, sitting there in the front row? Judge: Sir, this court does not deal in trivialities. Attorney: But your honor, I'd respectfully suggest that since there is no victim, there has been no crime and my...
  • Holodomor: The Secret Holocaust in Ukraine

    02/13/2009 7:34:54 PM PST · by Coleus · 23 replies · 957+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.06.09 | James Perloff
    When Ukraine resisted Soviet attempts at collectivization in the 1920s and '30s, the Soviet Union under Stalin used labor camps, executions, and starvation (Holodomor) to kill millions of Ukrainians. In 1933, the recently elected administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt granted official U.S. recognition to the Soviet Union for the first time. Especially repugnant was that this recognition was granted even though Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin had just concluded a campaign of genocide against Ukraine that left over 10 million dead. This atrocity was known to the Roosevelt administration, but not to the American people at large, thanks to suppression of...
  • Ukrainian Genocide: NY Times Still Covering Up

    11/24/2008 12:56:34 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies · 681+ views ^ | 24 November 2008 | William F. Jasper
    Is the New York Times "airbrushing" history again? It would seem so. On Saturday, November 22, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko presided over a commemoration in Kiev of the 75th anniversary of the famine genocide of 1932-1933 that took the lives of 7-10 million Ukrainians. Known as the Holodomor (Ukrainian for "murder by hunger"), it is one of the greatest mass murders in history, and one of the cruelest. Joining President Yushchenko for the event were official delegations from 44 countries, including the presidents of Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Macedonia, Georgia, Latvia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. The New York Times prides itself on...
  • Obamas Inauguration Speech: Glittering Generalities

    01/20/2009 11:24:33 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 743+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | Tuesday, 20 January 2009 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    President Barack Obama opened his presidency with an inaugural address laced with glittering generalities designed to get heads nodding in agreement, but outlined no specific agenda anywhere in the speech. What is he for? The speech outlined a complete catalogue of things he wants to accomplish as president. He wants to ... reaffirm our enduring spirit carry forward the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America create new jobs lay a...
  • Asthma Sufferers Victimized by UN Ozone Madness

    01/20/2009 9:53:05 AM PST · by Coleus · 21 replies · 1,343+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | William F. Jasper
    Beginning January 1, 2009, millions of asthma sufferers will no longer legally be able to obtain the low-cost albuterol inhalers that enable them to breathe. The inhalers have been outlawed by FDA regulations under the UN Montreal Protocol on Ozone Deplation. Few things are more terrifying than being smothered, yet millions of Americans who suffer from asthma and other respiratory ailments experience this sensation on a regular basis. For many it is not just an unpleasant and debilitating experience, but a life-threatening one. For decades, these sufferers have received emergency relief from albuterol metered-dose inhalers (MDIs). These traditional MDIs, however,...
  • More Fright-peddling, More Bailouts

    01/20/2009 9:33:48 AM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 223+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | William F. Jasper
    Round two of the economic crime of the century has begun. On January 12, Lawrence Summers, President Obama's designee to become director of his National Economic Council, sent a letter to congressional majority and minority leaders seeking the second half of the $750 billion approved by Congress last October. Citing Obama's economic speech of January 8, Summers wrote: "As the President-elect recently stated, 'we start 2009 in the midst of a crisis unlike any other we have seen in our lifetime.'" As you no doubt recall, last September Congress, fearing the wrath of constituents, rejected a bailout scheme put together...
  • Valkyrie: The Real Col. von Stauffenberg

    01/19/2009 10:23:03 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies · 2,416+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | Monday, 05 January | Selwyn Duke
    On a sultry July day in 1944, a man walks into the "Wolf's Lair" carrying a briefcase. He is initiating a bold plot, one that aims to assassinate one of the world's most ruthless and powerful men, Adolf Hitler, and topple the whole of his Nazi government. Integral to this ambitious coup is what lies in his briefcase, a bomb. It is set to detonate ... the wheels are in motion. It is only a matter of time now. The man was Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, the driving force behind what became known as the July 20...
  • That Thing Called Feminism

    01/19/2009 10:03:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies · 1,071+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | Friday, 26 December 2008 | Selwyn Duke
    Sometimes the apple does fall far from the tree, and sometimes that's a good thing. You may not know the name Rebecca Walker, but she is a woman who learned, in a very harsh way, the often stark difference between theory and fact. She is the daughter of The Color Purple author Alice Walker, a militant feminist who, in deference to her belief that children enslave women, treated Rebecca as a burdensome cross.The younger Walker discussed her feminist-model upbringing in a May 2008 Daily Mail piece entitled "How my mother's fanatical views tore us apart." She recounts how her mother...
  • Why Would a Teen Murder Her Newborn?

    01/19/2009 9:38:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 34 replies · 1,078+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | Thursday, 08 January 2009 | Liana Stanley
    A teenage girl is being held in Port Angeles, Washington, for the murder of her newborn baby boy. Sixteen-year-old Lauryn Louise Last is accused of drowning her newborn son, who was born to her on December 30, in the toilet and disposing of him in the trash. A neighbor noticed the baby in the trash on Friday, January 2, and called police. By the time investigators arrived, though, the trash had been picked up and was on its way to a landfill. Police were forced to search through 60 tons of refuse before they located the infant's body on Monday....
  • Heroics Behind the "Miracle on the Hudson"

    01/19/2009 9:13:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies · 895+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | Tuesday, 20 January 2009 | Liana Stanley
    Once again, Americans have proven their mettle in the face of disaster or in this case used it to prevent a disaster in what New York Governor David A. Paterson has described as the "Miracle on the Hudson." When US Airways Flight 1549 was forced to make a splash landing in the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15, cool heads prevailed and what could have been an immense tragedy turned into 10 minutes of teamwork that has awed the nation. Flight 1549 took off from New York's LaGuardia Airport without incident, headed for Charlotte, North Carolina. However, according...
  • Socialism's Broken Promises

    01/17/2009 5:46:00 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies · 906+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | 12.26.08 | Michael E. Telzrow
    Even in the United States, the Utopian economic and political system known as socialism remains attractive to those who are not familiar with its track record of broken promises. "The free market for all intents and purposes is dead in America," said Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.). "The action proposed today by the Treasury Department will take away the free market and institute socialism in America." Senator Bunning's comments, made in the wake of the bank bailout, and followed by the election of a president who has openly advocated redistribution of wealth, should make Americans pause, for the formerly unthinkable is...
  • Big Chills for Global-warming Alarmism

    01/17/2009 5:21:39 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 946+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | 01.12.09 | William F. Jasper
    Don't pay any attention to your frozen thermometer. Never mind that your city is shivering under a record-setting cold wave, paralyzed by another record-setting snowfall. Do not think twice about your mounting heating bill, electricity blackouts, or reports that heating oil deliveries for your area are not available. Even if your teeth are chattering, concentrate only on one thing: global warming, Global Warming, GLOBAL WARMING. Just wrap yourself in a blanket and re-watch Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. And remember, be very, very afraid ... of global warming.That seems to be the message coming from much of the overheated "mainstream"...
  • Polar Bears Thrive, Contrary to WWF Claims

    01/17/2009 5:15:44 PM PST · by Coleus · 24 replies · 1,528+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | 01.13.09 | William F. Jasper
    You've probably seen the commercials; TV actor Noah Wyle (ER, The Librarian) somberly informs us of an impending grave catastrophe: "A tragedy is unfolding in the world today. Climate change is threatening one of the most magnificent wild animals on the planet. Polar bears. They're struggling to survive." Heart-tugging violins accompany video footage of a mother polar bear and her cuddly cub on a small ice flow.The ice is melting all around them and food is becoming harder to find as they lose their hunting grounds. Climate change. It's happening right now and its leaving mothers weaker and unable to...
  • Russian Scientists Forecast Global Cooling

    01/17/2009 5:09:33 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 748+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | 01.16.09 | Ed Hiserodt
    Even before the Bolsheviks took over the Kerensky government and formed the Soviet Union, the main propaganda arm of Soviet Communism was the newspaper Pravda. It continued as the voice of the Communist Party throughout the history of the Soviet Union, though some contend it remains that voice today. The irony is in the name "Pravda," which in Russian means "truth." Yet virtually every pronouncement in Pravda was the exact opposite of the objective truth. The Soviet dictators considered truth to be whatever promoted the welfare of the Communist Party, and that was almost always a falsehood of some dimension.More...
  • Framer of the Framers

    01/17/2009 4:58:51 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 483+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | 01.09.09 | John Eidsmoe
    John Witherspoon was not only a Founding Father, but in his roles as preacher and professor he taught and influenced many of the great men of the Founding era.On November 15, 1794, a 72-year-old Presbyterian preacher lay dying on his farm near Princeton, New Jersey. In some ways he may have welcomed death. His wife had died five years earlier, and for over two years he had been blind, so his associates had to lead him into the pulpit, where he still preached with his usual earnestness and perhaps with more than his usual solemnity and animation. Even though his...
  • Kissinger, Putin, and the "New World Order"

    01/10/2009 7:45:47 AM PST · by standingfirm · 20 replies · 1,434+ views ^ | 1-9-09 | William F. Jasper
    Rahm Emanuel, President-elect Barack Obama's chief of staff, has declared that "you don't ever want a crisis to go to waste." As reported here yesterday, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been busy lately promoting the idea that Obama should move quickly once in the White House to turn various economic and political crises into opportunities to create a "new world order." (The words are Kissinger's.) Kissinger, never one to let a crisis got to waste, has been busy on an important new-world-order project in Russia with Vladimir Putin. Although it has gone virtually unreported in the U.S. media,...
  • Putin's Russia

    01/17/2009 3:44:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 235+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | 01.22.07 | William F. Jasper
    "KGB influence 'soars under Putin,'" blared the headline of a BBC online article for December 13, 2006. The following day, a similar headline echoed a similarly alarming story at the website of Der Spiegel, one of Germany's largest news magazines: "Putin's Russia: Kremlin Riddled with Former KGB Agents." In the opening sentences of Der Spiegel's article, readers are informed that: "Four out of five members of Russia's political and business elite have a KGB past, according to a new study by the prestigious [Russian] Academy of Sciences. The influence of ex-Soviet spies has ballooned under President Vladimir Putin." The study,...
  • Hitler and Christianity

    01/17/2009 3:39:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 39 replies · 1,172+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | 06.09.08 | Selwyn Duke
    Long ago, during the darkest chapter of the 20th century, a movie was released entitled Hitlers Children. While the film is virtually forgotten, I cannot forget a certain scene involving some words a Nazi official uttered to a dissident, a heroic Catholic bishop. Dripping with contempt, the officer said (Im paraphrasing), In a few years, the churches will be empty. It was a thought he obviously relished. Ah, Hollywood and its fiction or, is this a snapshot of history, a rare case in which Tinseltowns art imitated life? For many people, such a question seems rhetorical. They know Nazism...
  • Chairman Waxman Releases Letter Regarding Illegal Steroid Use in Professional Wrestling

    01/02/2009 6:41:57 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 43 replies · 2,161+ views
    Committee on Oversight and Government Reform ^ | 2 January 2009 | Henry Waxman
    Chairman Waxman Releases Letter Regarding Illegal Steroid Use in Professional Wrestling In a letter to Office of National Drug Control Policy Director John P. Walters, Chairman Waxman summarizes results of the Committees investigation into steroid use in professional wrestling and requests that ONDCP examine the widespread steroid abuse and systemic deficiencies in testing policies and practices. January 2, 2009 The Honorable John P. Walters Director Office of National Drug Control Policy Executive Office of the President Washington, DC 20503 Dear Mr. Walters: As you may know, I will be leaving the Oversight Committee to become Chairman of the Energy and...
  • Rooting for World Government

    12/26/2008 10:47:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies · 885+ views
    the new american ^ | 12.16.08 | William F. Jasper
    And now for a world government. That is the title of an important op-ed by Gideon Rachman that appeared in the Financial Times of London important both for the showcase in which it appeared and the smug admissions it makes. The Financial Times (FT) is notable not only for the distinctive salmon-colored paper on which it is printed, but for who reads it. It is the main competitor of the Wall Street Journal for the position of top must read daily economic newspaper for global business, financial, and political elites. I have never believed that there is a secret...
  • The Gift of Giving

    12/25/2008 12:52:29 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 522+ views
    the new american ^ | 12.19.08 | Fr. James Thornton
    The illustrious Christian writer C.S. Lewis could be unequivocally grumpy about certain contemporary Christmas customs, if we judge from his essays on the subject. For example, in his 1970 essay collection, God in the Dock, Lewis has two such articles, of which the better known is entitled "Xmas and Christmas," undoubtedly a masterpiece in the art of social commentary. Written in imitation of the style of ancient historians, and wittily subtitled "A Lost Chapter From Herodotus," Lewis takes note of the "strange" habits of the people of the remote island of "Niatirb" (Britain spelled backwards), which require every citizen utterly...
  • Faith Triumphs Over Persecution

    12/24/2008 11:17:50 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 378+ views
    the new american ^ | 12.11.08 | Warren Mass
    The simple and enduring faith of Christians has proven unconquerable despite the persecutions from ancient Rome to modern-day Iraq. Every Christmas, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, an event recorded in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Jesus was born in a stable, the Gospel writers tell us, because there was no room in the inn, and He later suffered the ignominious death of being crucified between two thieves. During the 33 years in-between, He never possessed wealth, at least not in the material sense. He never commanded armies or ruled over countries. His kingdom, He said, was not...
  • The Hope of the World

    12/24/2008 11:11:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 449+ views
    the new american ^ | 12.12.08 | Dan Smoot
    As I see it, the beginning of the United States of America was the most dramatic and significant episode in a long pilgrimage the pilgrimage of the Christian idea of law, liberty, and self-government. Christianity is the master principle of our organic documents of government the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Neither Paul nor any of the other early Christians had any particular interest in social reform or political revolution. Their dedication was spiritual; yet, at the core of Christian faith is the most revolutionary idea ever conceived: that individual man is infinitely...
  • The Christmas Truce of 1914

    12/24/2008 11:04:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 2,007+ views
    the new american ^ | 12.22.08 | Kurt Hyde
    What if they called a war and peace broke out instead? That's exactly what happened during the Christmas season of 1914 when the soldiers themselves called a truce and, had it not been for intervention by the higher authorities on both sides, World War I might have ended. Stanley Weintraub does an excellent job of preserving for posterity this remarkable wartime truce in his book Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce, and much of what follows is derived from that valuable source. The truce came as no surprise, Weintraub explains, as there were early indications...
  • A Beacon in the Night

    12/24/2008 11:00:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 715+ views
    the new american ^ | 12.20.08 | william f. jasper
    It is easy to see why the enchanting paintings of Thomas Kinkade have captivated millions of admirers worldwide. On his canvases, alluring scenes of idyllic cottages and cabins, romantic Victorian mansions and lighthouses, and chapels in sylvan groves come alive, offering windows into worlds of serenity and splendor. Because his paintings glow with the light of candles, lamps, and fireplaces, as well as the sun and moon, Kinkade is known as The Painter of Light. For Thomas Kinkade, however, suffusing his canvas with light is more than just an artistic technique to invite people into his beautiful, idealized...