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  • Please Pray for my Uncle Mike

    04/23/2017 3:00:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 72 replies
    Free Republic | April 23, 2017 | Prayer
    Just found out my Uncle Mike has PSP Dementia and his health is going fast. He's been put in Hospice care. If he makes it six months it's by the Grace of God. Please pray for my Uncle Mike and his wife Anita. Also for my cousins. Thank you FReepers.
  • After University Canceled ‘American Sniper’ Showing, Football Coach Harbaugh Made This Announcement

    04/09/2015 8:51:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/8/2015 | Oliver Darcy
    University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh announced on Twitter Wednesday night that his team will hold a screening of “American Sniper” after the school pulled a showing when some students called it “anti-Muslim.” Shortly after coach Harbaugh’s tweet, the University of Michigan reversed course and said their decision to cancel the screening was wrong. See the rest of story here....
  • Jim Harbaugh sticks by 'American Sniper' amid Michigan controversy

    04/09/2015 11:37:03 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 19 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 4/9 | Nick Bromberg
    According to Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, his team would have been watching 'American Sniper' no matter what Michigan's student life department had done this week. MY INSERT - (Harbaugh's Tweet)Michigan Football will watch "American Sniper"! Proud of Chris Kyle & Proud to be an American & if that offends anybody then so be it! — Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) April 9, 2015
  • ‘American Sniper’ too violent for U. of Michigan; students shown ‘Paddington’ bear flick instead

    04/08/2015 12:30:50 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    The University of Michigan canceled a scheduled movie screening of “American Sniper” on Tuesday after nearly 300 students and others complained the film glorifies a “mass killer” and perpetuates anti-Muslim stereotypes. An online petition, titled a “collective letter from Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) and Muslim students on campus,” accused the school of “tolerating dangerous anti-Muslim and anti-MENA propaganda” by showing the Chris Kyle biopic, The College Fix reported. “The movie American Sniper not only tolerates but promotes anti-Muslim and anti-MENA rhetoric and sympathizes with a mass killer,” the letter reads. “Chris Kyle was a racist who took a...
  • Citing Stigma, The University Of Minnesota Removes Race Descriptions In Crime Alerts

    02/25/2015 4:16:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 67 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Feb. 25, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Facing backlash for allegedly stigmatizing minorities — particularly black men — the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities announced on Tuesday that it will no longer include racial descriptors in crime alerts issued to students and faculty. “This change supports our public safety goals while recognizing the harm that the use of race in crime alerts causes for some members of our community,” the university, which has nearly 50,000 students and is located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, said in a statement. “Moving forward, the University will use descriptions only when there is sufficient detail that would reasonably help identify specific...
  • United Methodist Church Group Sends $443,750 to Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    04/09/2014 9:11:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Methodist Health Care Ministries whose logo claims they are serving humanity to honor God is giving money to the nation’s top abortion provider Planned Parenthood. Methodist Healthcare Ministries (unitedmethodistchurchMHM) is a private, faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing medical, dental and health-related human services to low-income families and the uninsured in South Texas. The mission of the organization is “Serving Humanity to Honor God” by improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of those least served in the Southwest Texas Conference area of The United Methodist Church. MHM is one-half owner of the Methodist Healthcare System – the largest healthcare...
  • The real Obama is humble, high achieving and way cooler than Mitt Romney. Just ask David Brooks

    08/29/2012 1:34:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | August 28, 2012 | Tim Stanley
    David Brooks of the New York Times has written an alternative biography of Mitt Romney that makes for witty reading (“He was sent to a private school, where he was saddened to find there are people in America who summer where they winter.”) But in the course of doing some internet research about this Romney fella, I found out he’s running against someone called Barack Obama. Obama’s biography makes for fascinating reading, too. Barack Obama was born in 1961, the location marked by the appearance of a new star in the East. His mother lived on food stamps and his...
  • Can Mitt seize Ohio opportunity?

    08/19/2012 10:54:23 AM PDT · by NCjim · 43 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 18, 2012 | Salena Zito
    Seventy-plus men walked out of the ground, overalls and hardhats covered in coal dust, and onto the risers of a stage built for a Mitt Romney speech. To onlookers, mostly press and staffers, the image was stunning. To the 2,600 family members gathered in the gravel parking lot or under tents, eating hot dogs and drinking pop, it was a moment of immense pride. This is what we do, said Tim Wiles: “We make things. We provide energy for the state, food for our families, and businesses are sustained around the county because they make money from us.” The 54-year-old...
  • VIDEO: Black Panther Threatens Student Activist for Passing Out Constitutions

    09/26/2011 9:06:31 AM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 56 replies
    Campusreform.org ^ | Sep 23, 2011 | Brittney Morrett
    Are students that promote the black panther ideology and the Office of Diversity in league together at the University of Minnesota - Duluth (UMD)? It would would appear so in the video below. The events took place last week as one young man, Phil Cleary, handed out pocket Constitutions on campus in honor of Constitution Day. He had a table with literature promoting Youth for Western Civilization, a group dedicated to traditional values and western civilization, and engaged in students and faculty passing by. Then, the leftists showed up to heckle. The young man in the video, Blair Jordon Moses,...
  • UM doctors get protection from lawsuits

    05/04/2011 9:12:41 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 04, 2011 | Patricia Mazzei
    In a long-sought move, the University of Miami won a legislative victory on Wednesday when Florida lawmakers agreed to extend state lawsuit protection to university doctors working in public hospitals. Gov. Rick Scott will likely sign the bill into law. Scott is also expected to sign another lawsuit-limitation bill that passed Wednesday that changes the way people can sue automobile makers. The vote to give “sovereign immunity” to UM has been years in the making. The state protects government hospital employees, residents and interns — including those at Miami’s Jackson Health System — from major medical malpractice judgments. But UM...
  • ELCA pastor drives ‘God talk’ initiative

    08/17/2010 2:00:48 PM PDT · by lightman · 22 replies
    United Methodist News Service ^ | 16 Auguat AD 2010 | Susan Hogan
    ELCA pastor drives ‘God talk’ initiative By Susan Hogan* A UMNS Report CHICAGO – Can Christians discuss the language of faith without it becoming a battle over political correctness or theological orthodoxy? The National Council of Churches hopes so. To begin the conversation, its Justice for Women Working Group brought 28 people to Chicago in August for a three-day symposium, “Language Matters.” S. Kim Coffing, the lone United Methodist participant, did not know what to expect. “The issue of how we talk about God and faith stirs up pain for many people,” said Coffing, an executive with the denomination’s Commission...
  • Squad seeks tips in death of researcher

    01/10/2005 2:06:42 PM PST · by FourtySeven · 15 replies · 483+ views
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | Sunday, January 9, 2005 | MIKE WELLS
    A retired research assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia died of multiple stab wounds before firefighters found in his body in the trunk of a burning car Friday. Boone County Medical Examiner Valerie Rao said after an autopsy that Jeong H. Im, 72, of Columbia was stabbed several times, but she declined to elaborate. MU police yesterday named Im as the victim. His body was found in the trunk of his burning white, 1995 Honda inside the Maryland Avenue parking garage, MU police Capt. Brian Weimer said. The case was under investigation by the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad. No...
  • Um, Did Google Just Quietly Launch A Web-Based iTunes Competitor? Yep.

    05/20/2010 10:08:38 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 32 replies · 661+ views
    TechCrunch ^ | May 20, 2010 | MC Siegler
    Today at Google I/O, Vic Gundotra introduced Froyo, aka Android 2.2. But he also went a bit beyond Froyo. Coming soon, is a way to download an app through the Android Market over the web — and have it automatically download on your Android devices too. But that’s not all. Gundotra also showed off a new section of the Market — Music. Yes, an iTunes competitor on the web from Google. Details are sparse at the moment, but here’s how this basically works. You go to the Market on the web, find a song you like, click the download button,...
  • Obama Press Conference -LIVE THREAD

    02/09/2009 5:01:40 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 43 replies · 2,855+ views
    2-9-08 | tcrlaf
    The MEssiah has deigned to speak to his strongest supporters, the sheep of the liberal media... Join in the fun as the amateur president stumbles and bumbles!!
  • Obama Wants To Be Absolutely Clear on Who Is Israel's Friend(Quote of the Day)

    07/22/2008 2:45:02 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 95 replies · 306+ views
    http://blogs.abcnews.com ^ | July 22, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    "Let me be absolutely clear," Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, said today at a press conference in Amman, Jordan. "Israel is a strong friend of Israel's. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under a McCain...administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change."
  • Memphis No. 1 for first time in 25 years

    01/21/2008 12:34:37 PM PST · by RDTF · 8 replies · 180+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | Jan 21, 2008 | AP
    Memphis replaced North Carolina as the No. 1 team in college basketball Monday, the Tigers' first appearance in 25 years at the top of The Associated Press poll. Kansas, the nation's only other undefeated Division I men's team, moved up to No. 2 while the Tar Heels dropped to fifth after their loss to Maryland. Drake and Baylor were two new entries to the rankings, joining the Top 25 for the first time in a long time. Memphis' only other appearance at No. 1 was as short as possible - a one-week stint in 1983. "We've got one extra day...
  • ENG 317: "How Not To Be Gay" (University of Michigan Course Offering)

    01/13/2008 5:58:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 2,108+ views
    Townhall ^ | Jan 9, 2008 | Mike S. Adams
    I’ve been studying higher education for a long time, but I’ve never seen anything quite as queer as a new course being taught at the University of Michigan. Section Two of English 317 is titled “How to be Gay: Male Homosexuality and Initiation.” Taught by Instructor David Halperin (halperin@umich.edu), the course is worth three credit hours to Wolverine students interested in exploring learned gayness. For years, I’ve been hearing that gayness is a function of some sort of gay gene but, apparently, I’ve been over-simplifying the issue. Here’s what Halperin has to say: “Just because you happen to be a...
  • New Trenches Await: Lineman Woods to Leave Maryland Early to Serve in Army

    12/22/2006 6:37:14 AM PST · by rabidralph · 24 replies · 745+ views
    The Washington comPost ^ | Friday, December 22, 2006 | By Marc Carig
    Maryland offensive lineman Donnie Woods is healthy, recovered from a head injury that required him to be airlifted from the playing field earlier this season. He remains on track to graduate with a criminal justice degree thanks to a full-ride scholarship earned with his aptitude for a game he started playing at age 7. He smiles easily under a mop of scruffy dark hair and has a face that looks as if it hasn't seen a razor since spring camp. And unlike where he's going, nobody will yell at him for it. It's one of the perks that comes with...
  • Dead Schembechlers End 16 year Run

    11/18/2006 7:18:07 AM PST · by buccaneer81 · 9 replies · 1,720+ views
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH ^ | Saturday, November 18, 2006 | Aaron Beck
    Dead Schembechlers End 16 year Run Last show’s proceeds will go to charity Saturday, November 18, 2006 Aaron Beck THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Bo Biafra, front, announces the demise of his band at the Newport Music Hall, where the Dead Schembechlers played their final show last night. It might be a long-running joke, but even Columbus’ most popular "Michigan hatecore" band knows to draw the line when its namesake dies. For three gravely serious minutes yesterday in the lobby of the Newport Music Hall, the Dead Schembechlers, who have played before the Ohio State-Michigan game every year since 1990, announced that...
  • Football in state of Florida somehow has become pointless

    09/20/2006 5:47:13 AM PDT · by elc · 15 replies · 360+ views
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | September 20, 2006 | Mike Bianchi
    Once upon a time, in a Florida far, far away, the lakes were translucent lagoons, teeming with fish and fowl. The landscape was a tropical Eden, saturated with guava fruit, papaya, coconut and mangoes. And, most importantly, the football fields were filled with magnificent touchdown prances and end zone dances. These days, something awful and alarming is happening to our beloved land. The lakes now teem with slime and sludge. The landscape is covered in strip malls and T-shirt shops. And, worst of all, the football fields are barren wastelands, devoid of offensive imagination and innovation. Who unplugged our scoreboards?...