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  • When You Want to Trust but Life Won’t Let You

    08/12/2018 11:59:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | August 6, 2018 | Craig Groeschel
    “I want to believe God cares about me; I really do,” she told me, wiping tears from under her darkened, bloodshot eyes. Under the harsh fluorescent lights of the hospital corridor, Marci barely resembled the vibrant girl I remembered, that kid I’d watched grow up in our youth group at church. When she was a teenager, Marci was outgoing, fun-loving, and full of life, even as she was growing more and more serious about her faith, coming early to youth group and staying late. No one loved to worship and talk about God more than Marci.Then, in her early 20s,...
  • Peter King Brutally Bashes ‘Phony’ Cruz, Hopes New Yorkers Give Him Cold Shoulder ‘and Other Things’

    04/07/2016 12:25:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 7, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    New York state representative Peter King is not one to hold his tongue on his true feelings about anything, so did you think the outspoken pol wasn’t gonna dig in on Ted Cruz today? Fuhgeddaboudit. During an appearance on The Joe Piscopo Show Thursday morning, Rep. King slammed the Texas Senator amid the controversies he’s facing in — and prior rhetoric about — New York. Just twelve days before the New York primary, Cruz is on major damage control on the campaign trail after a disastrous day in the Bronx saw Cruz getting booed, heckled, and become subject of a...
  • Rezko asked for $10,000 check to Obama campaign: witness

    06/16/2010 5:10:01 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 29 replies · 1,503+ views
    Sun Times ^ | 6-16-10 | Natasha Korecki, Sarah Ostman
    The name of President Obama came into play this afternoon at the political corruption trial of former governor Rod Blagojevich as an associate of political fund-raiser Tony Rezko testified that Rezko asked him to write a $10,000 check to Friends of Obama. The Chicago Sun-Times reported in January 2008 that Glenview businessman Joseph Aramanda, who is testifying today, made the donation as part of a scheme orchestrated by Rezko. Aramanda gave $10,000 in campaign cash to Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign on March 5, 2004, according to records. The money came from part of a finder’s fee Aramanda received, but did...
  • Northern Ireland Faces Crisis as Unionist First Minister Resigns

    09/11/2015 1:24:15 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | SEPT. 10, 2015 | DOUGLAS DALBY
    DUBLIN — The fractious power-sharing provincial government in Northern Ireland came perilously close to collapse on Thursday as Peter Robinson, leader of the majority party, followed through on his threat to resign as first minister. It was the latest chapter in a political crisis prompted by police claims that the Irish Republican Army is still active a decade after it said it had disbanded. Mr. Robinson, who heads the pro-British Democratic Unionist Party, was joined by all but one of his fellow Democratic Unionist ministers in the 15-member executive branch of the legislature, the Northern Ireland Assembly. Under the system...
  • This One Congressional Race Epitomizes the GOP's Increasing Extremism

    08/27/2014 4:43:00 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    New Republic ^ | Alec MacGillis
    There’s been so much talk of late about the transformation of the Republican Party over the course of the last few decades that it is easy to become inured to reports of ideologically extreme new arrivals in the party’s ranks. After a while, the latest pronouncements of Michele Bachmann or Steve King fail to impress. But what is going on right now in Wisconsin’s Sixth Congressional District is truly historic, and demands more attention. The district, northwest of Milwaukee, has been represented for nearly half a century by only two men, both of whom were standard bearers for a brand...
  • As World Boils, Fingers Point Obama’s Way

    08/16/2014 6:26:29 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | 8-16-2014 | PETER BAKERAUG
    By PETER BAKERAUGAugust 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — In this summer of global tumult, the debate in Washington essentially boils down to two opposite positions: It is all President Obama’s fault, according to his critics; no, it is not, according to his supporters, because these are events beyond his control. Americans often think of their president as an all-powerful figure who can command the tides of history — and presidents have encouraged this image over the years because the perception itself can be a form of power. But as his critics have made the case that Mr. Obama’s mistakes have fueled...
  • Forbes: Obamacare website troubles are meant to weed out healthy middle class

    10/14/2013 9:59:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/15/13 | Josh Peterson
    The technical disasters of the Obamacare exchange debacle over the past two weeks are not an accident, but rather a way to disguise the costs of healthcare plans and weed out people who don’t qualify for a federal subsidy, Forbes reports. Tech experts examining the Obamacare federal health exchange, Healthcare.gov, are becoming increasingly convinced that the traffic bottlenecks and site crashes experienced over the first two weeks were not by accident, wrote Forbes. An HHS spokesperson recently told The Wall Street Journal that implementation of a feature enabling users with the option to preview premiums was delayed as a way...
  • Obama blames Northern Ireland tensions on Catholic schools

    06/20/2013 2:46:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 20, 2013 | HILARY WHITE
    BELFAST June 20, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama is under fire this week after a speech he gave in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in which he labeled Catholic education “divisive" and likened them to segregated schools in the Deep South. Obama’s comments have not only angered Catholics in Northern Ireland, but have put him at odds with the Vatican’s highest authorities in what remains an extremely complex and sensitive internal political dispute. In comments that the Scottish Catholic Observer called “alarming” and “unfounded,” Obama implied that tensions between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland would be eliminated if there were...
  • Euro troubles and US economic data lift the dollar

    06/24/2011 12:19:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 6/24/11 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The dollar rose against the euro Friday after new data showed the U.S. economy grew slightly faster than was thought and fears were renewed over contagion from the Greek debt crisis. The Commerce Department said that the economy grew at an annual rate of 1.9 percent in the first quarter, a touch higher than the 1.8 percent that was estimated a month ago. Commerce also said in a separate report that businesses increased their orders for machinery, electronics products and airplanes last month. Durable goods orders rose 1.9 percent in May after a 2.7 percent decline...
  • A sysadmin's top ten tales of woe

    06/16/2011 11:45:11 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 56 replies
    The Register ^ | 14 June 2011 | Trevor Pott
    Get enough people of any profession in one room and the conversation drifts inexorably towards horror stories. Everyone loves a good “…and then it all went horribly sideways” yarn, and we all have more than one. The IT profession is flush with tales of woe. There are no upper boundaries on ignorance or inability. From common facepalms through to the failure of the backup plan’s backup plan, here are the top ten disaster recovery failures I have seen. 10. Raid 0 isn’t Raid About once a quarter someone walks into my office and says: “You know how to do data...
  • OH: Dems nervously eye Fisher's troubles in Ohio (Republican Rob Portman outraises opponent 9-to-1)

    07/27/2010 3:33:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/27/10 | Philip Elliott - ap
    WASHINGTON – Democratic Senate candidate Lee Fisher faces a daunting 9-to-1 disadvantage in fundraising in his campaign against Republican Rob Portman in Ohio and has endured unexpected staff turnover, developments that have spread concern among national party leaders about his ability to remain competitive in the race. Fisher, the state's lieutenant governor, recently hired his third campaign manager while his campaign spokesman and researcher quit. Sluggish fundraising has left him badly trailing Portman, a veteran of President George W. Bush's White House and Cabinet. The Republican reported almost $8.9 million in his campaign account at the end of June; Fisher...
  • Northern Ireland police shot in wave of Belfast violence

    07/12/2010 1:25:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 12 July 2010 | Henry McDonald
    Tensions remained high in Northern Ireland after a wave of sectarian violence and republican protests during the Ulster loyalist marching season. Sinn Féin and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) blamed republican dissidents for orchestrating trouble in north and west Belfast in which three police officers were shot and 24 others also injured. In west Belfast, two armed and masked men also hijacked a bus this afternoon and forced its driver to drive to the local PSNI station in Woodburn. The men said they had left an explosive device on the bus, which the driver was forced to abandon...
  • THE RADAR: 10 Brewing Stories You Need To Watch Right Now

    05/17/2010 10:16:36 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 1,296+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 5-17-2010 | Gregory White
    THE RADAR: 10 Brewing Stories You Need To Watch Right Now Gregory White May. 17, 2010, 1:04 PM Right now, uncertainty is stretching over markets worldwide as micro issues, like the BP oil spill, and massive one's, like the collapse of the euro, rattle traders minds. We've got the most important stories, both long and short term, you need to watch here, with details of where they are and where they might head next. Click to see the stories you must be following >[snip]
  • Murphy acquitted over Omagh bombing (Real IRA)

    03/03/2010 2:53:39 PM PST · by happinesswithoutpeace · 7 replies · 355+ views
    The Irish Times ^ | Thursday, February 25, 2010 | The Irish Times
    Murphy acquitted over Omagh bombing COLM MURPHY walked free from the Special Criminal Court in Dublin yesterday after he was cleared at a retrial of a conspiracy charge in relation to the 1998 Omagh bombing which killed 29 people and injured more than 300. Mr Murphy said after being acquitted of the charge: “I am glad to see it’s all over. Find out who was behind it – MI5 agents setting people up.” The three-judge non-jury court ruled that there was no evidence upon which the court could have convicted Mr Murphy after it ruled that all the evidence of...
  • Sloganeering troubles diplomatic pros (State Dept. warns '08 candidates over terror comments)

    08/03/2007 9:38:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 517+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/3/07 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON - The State Department has a message for White House candidates wanting to expound on sensitive diplomatic issues: Shut up. Traditionally silent during presidential campaigns filled with divisive foreign policy debates, the department on Friday delivered a rebuke to would-be nominees of both parties whose recent comments have complicated U.S. efforts to overcome deep suspicion about the war on terrorism in the Muslim world. "Those who wish to hold office can speak for themselves and whoever is elected in 2008 and comes into office in 2009 will then be in a position to talk about what they intend or...
  • N Ireland SAS hero looks back (contrasts fighting IRA with war against Islamofascists)

    07/31/2007 10:41:41 PM PDT · by Stoat · 4 replies · 2,377+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | August 1, 2007
    N Ireland SAS hero looks back  The Falls Road then ... In the summer of 1969, a young soldier warily patrols the troubled area of Belfast - the start of the Army's 38-year operation     August 01, 2007       SAS hero Andy McNab learnt his Army trade on the streets of Northern Ireland. During the 1970s it was one of the most dangerous places in the world.Today British troops officially pull out of Northern Ireland after 38 years.Operation Banner was the longest-running continuous campaign in Army history, with 300,000 soldiers serving and 763 killed by paramilitary terrorists.Here, as...
  • New era dawns on Northern Ireland

    05/08/2007 2:54:34 AM PDT · by ReignOfError · 14 replies · 409+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 5/8/07 | CNN.com
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (CNN) -- Northern Ireland's major Protestant and Catholic parties join together Tuesday to form a power-sharing government, marking a "new era of politics" and an end to three decades of sectarian conflict in the British province. Long the guiding hands over the peace process, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern will attend the swearing-in ceremony at Stormont, the Northern Ireland assembly, near Belfast. (Watch the long path Northern Ireland took to get to this point ) The breakthrough came in late March during the first face-to-face talks between the Protestants of Ian...
  • Dems Looking for Source of Troubles? Try a Mirror

    03/26/2007 6:00:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 852+ views
    The Signal ^ | 3/26/07 | Betty Arenson
    Dems Looking for Source of Troubles? Try a MirrorCommentary by Betty Arenson Monday March 26, 2007 The Democrats who were so hungry for power and proliferate with promises to make things better for the United States continue to fall short and disappoint us. We were promised an end to corruption and deception. However, we still have Rep. William Jefferson remaining unscathed in his House seat while the issue of his $100,000 bribe languishes. He was caught on tape, red-handed, taking the bribe, and the money was found in his home freezer. Everyone is completely mute on the subject. Democratic House...
  • Bush's troubles -- not Iraq, Katrina, or illegal aliens, but fuzzy principles

    05/18/2006 8:09:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 1,007+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/18/06 | Larry Elder
    President George W. Bush's poll numbers -- even among Republicans who are hapy about tax cuts and the judicial appointments -- scream trouble. Trace the dismal numbers to three things -- the war in Iraq, spending, and Bush's perceived soft stance on illegal aliens. Let's go over them. As to the war in Iraq, the Bush administration argues that mainstream media ignores good news and focuses on the bad. General Barry McCaffrey, who worked as a division commander in the first Persian Gulf War before becoming President Clinton's drug czar, recently returned from Iraq. McCaffrey reported his findings in a...
  • CA: Sanders wins decisively - New mayor faces a host of troubles at City Hall (San Diego)

    11/09/2005 9:56:21 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 409+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 11/09/05 | Matthew T. Hall
    Former Police Chief Jerry Sanders defeated Councilwoman Donna Frye last night to become San Diego's 34th mayor, capturing the decisive victory that eluded his predecessor a year ago. Both addressed their supporters about 11 p.m., with Sanders declaring victory and saying he was very proud to be elected, and Frye saying she planned to call him shortly to congratulate him. "In late 2004 and 2005, as I watched the meltdown at City Hall, I knew I had something to offer – the experience and the skill to turn things around," Sanders said to loud applause. "To my surprise, I discovered...