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  • Tancredo demands Christie, RGA ‘come clean’ about helping Beauprez through primary

    08/02/2014 5:51:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    kdvr.com ^ | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Tom Tancredo isn’t trashing Bob Beauprez, but he’s demanding one of his biggest benefactors, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, come clean about the Republican Governors Association’s influence on Colorado’s GOP gubernatorial primary. On Monday, the Denver Post reported that a campaign finance watchdog group discovered that the RGA, which Christie chairs, funneled money to help Beauprez through the Republican Attorney Generals Association despite its public pledge not to attempt to influence GOP primaries. (SNIP) “We already have a situation in Mississippi where grassroots Republicans feel disenfranchised by party elites. We need to avoid a repeat in Colorado. “Governor...
  • Ex-Russian Chess Champ Kasparov Granted Croatian Citizenship

    03/02/2014 8:45:51 PM PST · by BlueDragon · 5 replies
    theJewishPress.com ^ | March 2, 2014 | JTA
    Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, born Garik Kimovich Weinstein, the head of a pro-democracy group in his native Russia, was granted Croatian citizenship. Kasparov reportedly became a Croatian citizen last week after applying for citizenship in early February. He owns a home in Croatia and speaks the language, according to reports. The founder and chairman of United Civil Front is a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kasparov was arrested and beaten by police in 2012, and spent several days in jail, according to The Guardian newspaper. Read more at: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/ex-russian-chess-champ-kasparov-granted-croatian-citizenship/2014/03/02/
  • Audit gives China green light to process U.S.

    09/05/2013 9:35:19 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 18 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | BILL TOMSON and TARINI PARTI
    U.S. officials have given the thumbs-up to four Chinese poultry plants, paving the way for the country to send processed chicken to American markets, according to audit reports obtained by POLITICO. The audit reports expected to be made public Friday show that the Chinese processing plants passed U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections performed in March and the positive results make it likely the foreign producers soon will become eligible to export to the U.S According to the audit, at first, China will only be able to process chicken that has been slaughtered in the U.S. or other certified countries.
  • Not that hard for authorities to get to your email

    11/13/2012 8:59:33 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 14 replies
    AP Blog ^ | 11-13
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Your emails are not nearly as private as you think. (Snip) Under the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, federal authorities need only a subpoena approved by a federal prosecutor — not a judge — to obtain electronic messages that are six months old or older. To get more recent communications, a warrant from a judge is required. (Snip) "Technology has evolved in a way that makes the content of more communications available to law enforcement without judicial authorization, and at a very low level of suspicion," said Greg Nojeim, a senior counsel at the Center for Democracy...
  • Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll(Obama 47-Mitt 44)

    08/27/2012 6:47:45 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 156 replies
    www.rasmussenreports.com ^ | Monday, August 27, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows President Obama attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns 44% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. A president’s job approval rating is one of the best indicators for assessing his chances of reelection. Typically, the president’s job approval rating on Election Day will be close to the share of the vote he receives. Currently, 50% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) at least somewhat disapprove of...
  • Obama: "I want to make sure we end before the call to prayer"

    03/03/2012 4:43:07 PM PST · by wtd · 26 replies
    Video trailer ^ | 03/03/2012 | self
    Drudge has a link to an article titled "NEW FILM BLASTS OBAMA'S RECORD ON ISRAEL..." posted at Foreign Policy Magazine. That article links to the trailer of this video: Daylight: The Story of Obama and IsraelFast Forward to the 0:57 mark and listen as Obama states: "I want to make sure we end before the call to prayer"
  • Repeal Elections for McConnell and Boehner or Just Resign as Sorry "Leaders?"

    12/22/2011 10:23:26 PM PST · by Graewoulf · 67 replies
    Graewoulf | December 23, 2011 | Graewoulf
    The last non-Socialist Leader in the US Federal Government caved in last night to the Socialist-Democrat Wing of the once proud Democrat Party. Yep, ol' Boehner-Head finally cut all pretense of protecting the TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY folks from the terrible damage done to America by the Socialist-Democrats led by Chairman Obama, "Bottleneck" Reid and of course, certifiably brain-dead, Ex-Bottleneck, Princess Nancy. All of this could have been avoided if Son-of-a-Mitch McConnell had not joined the Socialist-Democrat Party and caved in to "Bottleneck" Reid on the payroll 2/3 tax "deal." Pay 2 month taxes on a quarterly basis. Yep, both Mitch...
  • Indiana GOP: 'Right To Work' Top Priority (Poll)

    11/21/2011 12:00:27 PM PST · by FunkyZero · 19 replies
    theindychannel.com ^ | 2:26 pm EST November 21, 2011 | theindychannel.com
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A contentious issue that resulted in Indiana Democrats fleeing the state during the previous legislative session will be a priority again this year for majority Republicans. House Speaker Brian Bosma said Monday that his top priority for the upcoming session will be passing right to work legislation, saying that it will "give workers the freedom to find a job without barriers and help the quarter of a million unemployed Hoosiers get back to work."
  • Landry Says no to Obama Invite

    06/01/2011 2:01:36 PM PDT · by turdhopper · 135 replies
    THE DEAD PELICAN 2011 ^ | Congressman Jeff Landry
    WASHINGTON, DC- Congressman Jeff Landry (R, LA-03) released the following statement after he declined the President's invitation to the White House this morning: "I have respectfully declined the President's invitation to the White House today. I don't intend to spend my morning being lectured to by a President whose failed policies have put our children and grandchildren in a huge burden of debt. Over the past two years, President Obama and congressional Democrats have overseen the largest budget deficits in U.S. history. On top of that, the President's budget adds $1.3 trillion to our national debt every year for the...
  • Benji Goes to Iran

    04/21/2011 11:52:56 AM PDT · by Nachum
    YouTube ^ | 4/21/11 | Jimmy Kimmel
    Jimmy Kimmel Live - Benji Goes to Iran
  • Obama’s Radical “Go To” Man Moves to the DNC

    01/25/2011 12:53:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    emerging corruptions ^ | 1/24/11 | Trevor Loudon
    In a move clearly signaling that planning for the 2012 Presidential election is underway, President Barack Obama’s “go to” man Patrick Gaspard is leaving the White House to serve as Executive director of the Democratic National Committee. In a January 20 email to the Democratic Party faithful, D.N.C. chairman Tim Kaine wrote of Gaspard; Patrick Gaspard is a great person. He is a key Assistant to President Obama, having served as the Political Director of the White House for the last two years and before that as Political Director to President Obama’s campaign. He understands the importance of grassroots politics...
  • WASHINGTON STATE CALL TO PRAYER AND FASTING!

    09/17/2010 9:42:46 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 11 replies
    A special call to prayer and fasting for Washington state has been issued from September 22 to October 31 by Light of the World Prayer Center in Whatcom County. For more information, go to: www.lowpc.org . From David Bryant, “A Christ-awakening begins whenever God’s Spirit uses God’s Word to re-introduce God’s people back to God’s Son for all that He is.”
  • An Open Letter To President Obama and Senate Democrats (Cal Lib speaks!)

    06/28/2010 6:38:52 PM PDT · by Hostage · 20 replies · 1+ views
    I feel enraged at the lack of compassion the Republicans in the Senate have for the unemployed needing a hand in the form of unemployment benefits which have run out. Yet, these same Republican Senators passed every request by the Bush Administration, without providing the funds for them, including the lack of funding of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, unfunded Medicare benefits which they approved, as well as unfunded requirements from the No Child Left Behind legislation they also approved. They want government destroyed by weighing it down with debt, while they blame Democrats under the Obama presidency for...
  • Is the health reform bill too compromised to save?

    12/16/2009 10:08:16 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies · 312+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 16 December 2009 | Matthews, Dean, Landrieu
    video 12:22
  • Right to Know Petition -to know the details of any legislation posted online ...

    10/15/2009 11:37:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 289+ views
    We, the undersigned, join with Democratic Senators Bayh, Lincoln, Pryor, McCaskill, Landrieu, Nelson, Lieberman and Webb in urging Washington policy-makers to require that a complete copy of any bill or legislation, along with its CBO scoring, be posted online for citizen review at least 72 hours prior to any vote being taken.
  • Some people are just TOO much of a football fan!!

    09/23/2009 6:54:20 PM PDT · by brycemax · 7 replies · 612+ views
    Everyone has one: A friend that's just a little too excited about the start of the football season. But do you have one like this? NOTE: The author of this comic requests that you visit his web site and please refrain from copying the cartoon within this thread. Thanks!
  • Muslims refuse to use alcohol-based hand gels over religious beliefs

    07/26/2009 4:18:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies · 631+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7/26/09 | staff
    Some Muslims have refused to use alcohol-based hand gels to combat the spread of swine flu because they claim it is against their religion. Some of those employed by St Albans Council in Hertfordshire have complained about the antibacterial lotion, which is considered a key strategy in containing the virus.
  • Lie to me

    07/02/2009 3:54:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 553+ views
    World Magazine ^ | 7/2/09 | Mindy Belz
    ity the broadcast journalists. Just this once. They bend earnestly forward to ask questions of the Iranian president, enunciating as though he were hard of hearing—Charlie Rose, Brian Williams, Scott Pelley, George Stephanopoulos, Mike Wallace—and he shreds them. He says calmly that he is only interested in "the scientific approach" to whether or not the Holocaust happened. Returning question with question, he asks, "Did the Palestinians have anything to do with it?" and wonders why they must be "destroyed today under the pretext of the Holocaust."
  • Obama to tell Israel: Form new peace policy by July

    06/02/2009 9:56:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies · 1,393+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 6/2/09 | Barak Ravid, Natasha Mozgovaya and Tomer Zarchin, Haaretz Correspondents
    United States President Barack Obama intends to give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu four to six weeks to provide an "updated position" regarding construction in West Bank settlements and the two-state principle. Obama made a surprise appearance on Tuesday at a meeting Defense Minister Ehud Barak was holding in Washington, shortly before the U.S. leader was set to leave on a five-day trip to the Middle East.
  • Churches celebrating the ‘Year of Darwin’: Compromising churchians in self-destruct mode

    02/18/2009 5:20:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 1,101+ views
    CMI ^ | February 19, 2009 | Gary Bates
    For example, Dr Eugenie Scott of the staunchly anticreationist National Center for Science Education (NCSE) revealed their agenda when she said: “ … I would describe myself as a humanist or a nontheist. I have found that the most effective allies for evolution are people of the faith community. One clergyman with a backward collar is worth two biologists at a school board meeting any day! … What we [such clergy and atheists] have in common is that we want to see evolution taught in the public schools … .”4
  • Roland Burris Discussed Senate Seat With Blagojevich Insider (Pay to play $107,690+ and wife a job)

    01/09/2009 6:52:57 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 1,459+ views
    http://news.google.com ^ | January 9, 2009 | By: David A. Patten
    Burris testified that in either July or September he told Monk: “Lon, I'm interested in that Senate seat and I think you've got access to the governor, so just let him know that I'm interested." Burris said he doesn’t know if Monk passed along the message. Burris also confirmed Thursday that he and his companies had donated over $21,000 to Friends of Blagojevich since 2002. The Chicago Sun-Times has reported that clients of Burris’ lobby firm have donated $107,690 to Blagojevich while winning over $3 million in contracts from the state. Burris also hosted a $1,000 a plate dinner for...
  • Home Obama's Hanging Curve ( A Nation turns its lonely eyes to you and you have nothing to offer)

    10/07/2008 8:29:06 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 4 replies · 680+ views
    Slate ^ | October 7, 2008 | Chris Wilson
    link only.
  • Terrell Owens To Make Sitcom Acting Debut

    05/12/2008 10:08:28 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 16 replies · 194+ views
    local6 ^ | 12-May-2008
    IRVING, Texas -- Get your popcorn ready: Terrell Owens is coming to prime time Wednesday night. As an actor. T.O. will make his sitcom acting debut on the MyNetworkTV show "Under One Roof" as the long-lost brother of the show's star, Flavor Flav. Owens tries convincing Flav and sitcom sibling Kelly Perine that they're all brothers in hopes of getting them to invest in his Web site. "I see dollar signs," Owens said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I'm trying to kind of smooth my way into the family, but Flav is not buying it. It's a lot...
  • Vets Hoofing It In Support Of Troops In Iraq

    03/05/2008 5:17:10 PM PST · by impeachedrapist · 49 replies · 578+ views
    Dunn (NC) Daily Record ^ | 3/5/2008 | Steve Reed
    Three retired Army veterans marched through Dunn yesterday en route to Washington, D.C. From left are Maj. Carl Heerup, Lt. Col. Marc Breslow and Maj. Dennis McCool. The purpose of the ‘Resolve To Win’ march is to show support for the troops and their mission in Iraq. Their 400-mile march is scheduled to end March 16 at the Lincoln Memorial. Daily Record Photo/Steve Reed Three retired U.S. Army veterans decided to do something different to support the troops in Iraq. On Saturday, Maj. Dennis McCool, Maj. Carl Heerup and Lt. Col. Mark Breslow departed South of the Border near...
  • Need Help finding Streaming NFL that Works for Kids

    02/03/2008 3:08:40 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 11 replies · 148+ views
    02.03.08 | chickensoup
    We dont have tv but we have cable modem. How do I find and link to the Game? for the children? Please?
  • TO's back in 2008

    01/22/2008 1:02:31 PM PST · by Dysart · 8 replies · 216+ views
    Startlegram ^ | 1-22-08 | Rick Herrin
    MOBILE, Ala. -- Owner Jerry Jones said the Cowboys will pick up Terrell Owens’ $3 million roster bonus in March, meaning the big-play wide receiver will return in 2008. Owens is signed through next season, which is the final year of a three-year, $25 million contract.Owens set a club record with 15 touchdown receptions. He finished with 81 receptions for a team-leading 1,355 yards.Jones, who is attending the Senior Bowl workouts in Mobile, talked about a variety of topics Tuesday morning:-- He will talk to veteran wide receiver Terry Glenn soon to determine his status for next season. Glenn had...
  • T.O. Tells Jessica Simpson to Back Off

    12/19/2007 1:08:05 PM PST · by SmithL · 66 replies · 183+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/19/7
    Irving, Texas (AP) -- Terrell Owens has a message for Jessica Simpson: Stay away. Simpson has become Public Enemy No. 1 among Dallas Cowboys fans because of a link being made between her appearance at Sunday's game and the poor performance of her new boyfriend, quarterback Tony Romo. "Right now, Jessica Simpson is not a fan favorite — in this locker room or in Texas Stadium," Owens said Wednesday. The Cowboys lost 10-6 to the Philadelphia Eagles and Romo had what was statistically the worst game of his career, all while Simpson sat in a luxury box wearing a pink...
  • Goodbye FR [Mods respond: don't let the door hit your arse on the way out]

    11/14/2007 2:51:00 PM PST · by HHKrepublican_2 · 259 replies · 350+ views
    I will be leaving FR. I will no longer post here and likely will no longer check the news here either. I began to post here a few years ago with updates on my attempts and eventual success at founding teenage republican clubs across New Jersey and the surrounding area. I used to run a ping list about the invasion of Islam into Europe. I ran an FR-based operation to try to change public opinion about the Iraq war using letters to the editor and "stats" e-mails. It seems however that as soon as I began to indicate that I...
  • T.O. fined 'thousands' for mock videotape TD celebration

    09/20/2007 11:32:21 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 36 replies · 137+ views
    yahoo ^ | September 19, 2007
    IRVING, Texas (AP) -- After seeing the videotape of Terrell Owens' latest touchdown celebration, the NFL office wasn't laughing. Owens said Wednesday he was fined "a good chunk of money" -- which he later defined as thousands of dollars -- for a celebration that included him using the goal post and football to poke fun at the New England Patriots' spying scandal during Dallas' 37-20 victory over Miami this past Sunday. A league spokesman said the fine was $7,500. "It wasn't even the fact I used the goal post as a prop," Owens said. "They said I used the ball."...
  • (VA) State advisory council to examine privacy of handgun permit list

    03/20/2007 10:49:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 384+ views
    The Roanoke Times ^ | March 20, 2007 | Michael Sluss
    The Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council will study whether it can restrict access to the list of people with concealed-handgun permits. By Michael Sluss (804) 697-1585 RICHMOND -- A state advisory council will examine the possibility of restricting access to information about Virginians who are licensed to carry concealed handguns, responding to a controversy sparked by The Roanoke Times. The Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council on Monday created a subcommittee to study the protection of "personal identifying information." Among other things, the group will consider the merits of allowing public access to a state police database listing the...
  • Lech Walesa used charity with greedy Polish Priest

    01/10/2007 10:32:22 AM PST · by Dennis Paul Morony · 2 replies · 274+ views
    A WAY OF HOPE | 1987 | Walesa, Lech
    "Fear takes may forms: there's fear in the face of suffering, fear of not having enough time, fear of not being able to explain oneself, fear of not doing well enough, fear of death"
  • Owens fined $35,000 for spitting incident

    12/18/2006 1:10:40 PM PST · by globalwhiplash · 48 replies · 889+ views
    Philadelphia Enquirer ^ | 12/18/06 | Marc Narducci
    "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens has been fined $35,000 today for spitting on Atlanta defensive back DeAngelo Hall in Saturday's 38-28 win over the Falcons. Owens won't be suspended for the Cowboys' Christmas Day NFC East showdown with the Eagles. "We are confirming that Terrell Owens has been fined $35,000," said NFL vice president of public relations Greg Aiello in a phone interview. "It falls under unsportsmanlike conduct..."
  • Divas (NFL)

    11/22/2006 11:47:17 AM PST · by JZelle · 2 replies · 599+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11-22-06 | Bob Cohn
    John Jefferson started laughing even before the question about those who play a certain position, his position, was finished. He knew where it was going. "You hate to say it's what the public wants, but unfortunately it seems like the more distractions you create, the more positive it is," said Jefferson, the Redskins' director of player development and a wide receiver of some distinction with the San Diego Chargers and Green Bay Packers in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
  • T.O., WR coach argue, but receiver to play

    10/13/2006 8:13:19 PM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 6 replies · 433+ views
    ESPN.COM ^ | 10/13/06 | unknown
    Terrell Owens is done talking to his position coach. Owens said on his radio show Friday that his relationship with Dallas Cowboys receivers coach Todd Haley was ruined by a blowup this week. It began when Owens missed the start of Wednesday's practice because of an upset stomach, and Haley berated him for being late. Owens held his tongue then, but they later argued during a meeting. The story getting out seems to bother Owens the most because Haley vowed since training camp that all internal matters would stay behind closed doors. Owens spoke with reporters for 45 minutes Wednesday...
  • T.O. sharing thoughts ... as children's author

    10/05/2006 7:25:42 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 15 replies · 448+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/05/2006 | CALVIN WATKINS
    IRVING – You can attach many labels to the outspoken Terrell Owens. But children's author? The often controversial Cowboys playmaker, who made headlines last week for what was determined to be an accidental overdose, will now release his first children's book – Little T Learns to Share. Dallas based publisher BenBella Books said it should hit bookstores in mid-November. This is no tell-all, such as T.O., the book on his life he released this summer. It's about a a young boy learning the value of sharing. Little T, the title character, refuses to share his football at first but later...
  • Parcells to Decide if T.O. Ready to Play

    09/29/2006 5:38:20 AM PDT · by indcons · 11 replies · 392+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sep 29, 2006 | JAIME ARON
    IRVING, Texas Sep 29, 2006 (AP)— Now that police have decided Terrell Owens was hospitalized because of an "accidental overdose," the next big decision involving the Dallas Cowboys receiver is up to his coach, Bill Parcells. Owens practiced Thursday for the first time since breaking his right hand Sept. 17, and spoke briefly with Parcells for the first time since being hospitalized Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Parcells came away pleased, but not ready to declare that T.O. will play Sunday in Tennessee. "We'll just see how it goes," Parcells said. "I'm not sure where we're going to be on...
  • Police classify T.O. case as 'accidental overdose'

    09/28/2006 6:28:32 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 20 replies · 404+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 09/28/2006 | Associated Press
    IRVING, Texas -- Dallas police have classified Terrell Owens' case as an "accidental overdose," not an attempted suicide, closing their investigation Thursday of the Cowboys receiver's hospitalization. Authorities also released a recording of the brief 911 call Thursday that brought rescue workers to Owens' home, in which publicist Kim Etheredge said "I think he took too many pills" but never mentioned her client's name or said anything about a suicide attempt. Police Chief David Kunkle said he had "great confidence" in his officers' initial report, which said rescue workers responded late Tuesday night to an attempted "suicide by prescription pain...
  • Cowboys' Owens Denies Suicide Attempt

    09/27/2006 3:57:50 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 10 replies · 321+ views
    BreitBart.com ^ | September 27, 2006 | JAIME ARON
    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens said "there was no suicide attempt," explaining that he mixed painkillers with supplements and became groggy. He said Wednesday that the confusion over his condition likely stemmed from an empty bottle of pain medication found by his publicist, who was with him at the time. He said the rest of the pills were in a drawer. Appearing in a news conference at team headquarters a few hours after leaving a hospital for what a police report described as "a drug overdose," Owens wore workout gear and no bandage on his broken right hand. The...
  • Report: T.O. attempted suicide

    09/27/2006 11:47:08 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 38 replies · 1,400+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 27, 2006
    Flamboyant Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens tried to kill himself by overdosing on pain medication, even putting two more pills into his mouth after a friend intervened, according to a police report obtained Wednesday. Owens left the hospital late Wednesday morning, giving reporters a "thumbs up" but making no comment as he was driven away in an SUV. Publicist Kim Etheredge said in various interviews Wednesday with Dallas-area media that the police have gotten the story wrong. She said she was with Owens, who was having trouble because he'd
  • Police: NFL Star Terrell Owens Attempts Suicide

    09/27/2006 7:36:05 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 94 replies · 3,464+ views
    cbs11 ^ | Sep 27, 2006
    Controversial Dallas Player Tells Authorities He Overdosed On Painkillers (CBS News) DALLAS Controversial Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens has told police he tried to kill himself by overdosing on pain medication, even putting two more pills into his mouth after a friend intervened. A Dallas police report released Wednesday morning said Owens told his friend "that he was depressed." The friend, who is not identified in the report, "noticed that (his) prescription pain medication was empty and observed (Owens) putting two pills in his mouth," the police report said. The friend attempted to pry them out with her fingers,...
  • Report: T.O. taken to emergency room (Update: Terrell Owens presser at 3:30 Eastern)

    09/26/2006 9:22:04 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 491 replies · 14,266+ views
    5 minutes ago DALLAS - Terrell Owens was taken to the emergency room for an undisclosed reason Tuesday night, and doctors treating the Dallas Cowboys receiver were trying to induce vomiting, according to a television report.
  • A Question of Faith... or Tidiness? (Christian Burials to be oriented to Mecca)

    09/22/2006 5:05:40 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 26 replies · 864+ views
    Nottingham Post ^ | 21 September 2006 | Chris Birkle
    A multi-faith cemetery will have all its graves aligned with Mecca, despite Christian burials traditionally facing east. CHRIS BIRKLE finds out how Christians and Muslims feel about the controversial council decision In today's secular society you could be forgiven for not knowing which direction Christian graves face. Ancient tradition shows they should look east in anticipation of the second coming of Jesus Christ. But all headstones at the new £2.5m High Wood Cemetery in Bulwell will be plotted to face north-east, in line with Islamic faith. Muslims believe the dead look over their shoulder towards Mecca, towards the south-east
  • Blue Sky Tinkering (Wacky Ways To Control Global Warming)

    09/16/2006 7:46:02 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 359+ views
    Blue sky tinkering (Filed: 17/09/2006)Page 1 of 5 Scientists fighting global warming are now considering wacky ways of deliberately manipulating the environment to control the world's climate. Philip Sherwell in New York reports on the schemes that were once dismissed as the work of crackpots Trillions of tiny sunshades orbiting in space; a mirror 150 miles high stationed between Earth and the sun; clouds sprayed with seawater; planes pumping sulphates into the stratosphere. They may sound to a layman like the weird and wacky fantasies of an eccentric bunch of boffins, but such ambitious plans for cooling the planet are...
  • Benedict blunder shows he has failed to master media machine

    09/15/2006 3:04:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 119 replies · 2,816+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | Sep 15 10:45 AM US/Eastern | Staff
    By unwittingly angering Muslims with his comments on Islam, Pope Benedict XVI has shown that he has yet to shake off his academic theological roots and master the global media machine with the same deftness as his predecessor. In clinging to theology and orthodoxy, the bookish Benedict has shown little regard for media management in getting his message across, unlike the communications-savvy John Paul II. Benedict railed Muslims when he quoted a 14th-century Christian emperor who said the Prophet Mohammed had brought the world only "evil and inhuman" things, portraying the Islam he founded as a religion which endorses violence,...
  • US Government to Authorize Nazi-Like Human Experiments

    09/06/2006 11:00:27 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 55 replies · 1,804+ views
    http://www.profamilylawcenter.com/ ^ | 9 6 06 | Richard D. Ackerman
    The FDA is presently considering guidelines that would allow scientists to conduct "emergency research" on patients without any informed consent. PFLC is launching a direct challenge to these proposed regulations which would allow Nazi-like experimentation on human beings. Do you remember from history what the Nazi party and Joseph Mengele did to human subjects during WWII? These reprobates conducted dangerous medical experiments on innocent people without consent. Many people died as a result of the Nazis' human experiments and many others suffered a lifetime of post-experimental trauma and injury. This is not to mention the deprivation of basic human dignity...
  • Sarkozy pulls no punches in campaign attack on '68ers' (France)

    09/04/2006 4:45:08 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 35 replies · 1,084+ views
    Expatica ^ | Staff
    MARSEILLE, France, Sept 3, 2006 (AFP) - French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy appeared almost certain to lead the right into next year's presidential election, after a triumphant party congress which concluded Sunday in Marseille with a blistering attack on the "generation of May 1968". Speaking before 7,000 young members of the ruling Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), Sarkozy, 51, said modern France had been betrayed by the left-wing ideals that took root after the 1968 student uprising, and called for a society built around "a reassertion of the value of work". "(The generation of 1968) inculcated everywhere — in...
  • Military option against Iran open: US [Ambassador Bolton]

    09/01/2006 11:31:16 PM PDT · by familyop · 19 replies · 917+ views
    Press Trust of India ^ | 02SEP06 | Press Trust of India
    The United States has warned Iran that military option "is not off the table" as it mulls a multi-pronged strategy to prevent Tehran from going nuclear. "I think any president charged with responsibility for protecting the American people is not going to take the military option off the table when you confront a threat as grave as an Iran armed with nuclear weapons," US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said. "... He's (Bush) made it plain for some time that our preferred way of dealing with this problem is through peaceful and diplomatic means, and that's what we've...
  • Risky Legacy: African DNA Linked To Prostate Cancer

    08/27/2006 11:30:50 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 538+ views
    Science News ^ | 8-27-2006 | Ben Harder
    Risky Legacy: African DNA linked to prostate cancer Ben Harder The high rate of prostate cancer among African American men may result in large part from a newly identified stretch of DNA passed down from their African ancestors. A black man's odds of developing prostate cancer by age 55 are more than twice those of a white man. The racial discrepancy is less pronounced when the disease appears later. Researchers have suspected for years that genetic factors account for part of the racial difference in risk. Most African Americans have both African and European forebears, so their chromosomes are mosaics...
  • French try not to be so rude

    08/13/2006 12:14:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 7,065+ views
    News.com.au ^ | August 13, 2006 | Eleonore Slama
    AS Parisians crowd to the beaches in August, tourists are descending on the City of Light in droves, undeterred by a recent survey highlighting complaints that visitors get the cold shoulder from locals. The most visited country in the world, France received 76 million tourists last year, with Asians making up a growing proportion of those who came from non-European countries and 50,000 visitors jetting over every month from China alone. All this despite stereotyped images of rude waiters, bored shop assistants and impatient Parisians all too ready to give nervous tourists the brush off in rapid French. "French hospitality...
  • Phillipine Volcano 'Set To Erupt'

    08/07/2006 6:57:05 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 3,605+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-7-2006
    Philippine volcano 'set to erupt' Mayon is the most active volcano in the Philippines The Philippine authorities have ordered the evacuation of about 35,000 people living near a volcano, saying an eruption could take place soon. The alert was raised to four - the second highest level - following increased activity at Mount Mayon, in the centre of the country. It has been rumbling since February and started emitting lava in mid-July. Mayon is the most active volcano in the Philippines, having erupted about 50 times in the past 400 years. People living in the region watched with alarm early...