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  • Trayvon Martin Foundation To Host Summit For Mothers Who Have Lost Children to Gun Violence

    05/03/2014 4:45:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Uptown / CocoaFab ^ | May 3, 2014
    The Trayvon Martin Foundation will host a two-day healing retreat for mothers who have experienced gun violence. The “Circle of Mothers Empowerment Retreat,” spearheaded Sybrina Fulton will be held in Weston, Florida from May 16-18 and will include workshops, empowerment seminars, and keynote speeches by influencers including rapper Tupac Shakur‘s mother Afeni Shakur. Fulton is inviting all mothers, not just African-Americans, who have lost a child. “The loss of a child is unbearable,” she said in a statement. “The goal of this retreat is to gather together women, who like myself have experienced every mother’s nightmare.” Both Shakur and Fulton...
  • Roots on BET Today (Merry Christmas & Kwanzaa!)

    12/24/2013 8:11:42 AM PST · by Perseverando · 38 replies
    BET.com ^ | December 24, 2013 | Unattributed
    Watch the epic, century-spanning saga of Alex Haley’s family with Roots, Roots: The Gift and Alex Haley's Queen this holiday on BET. Roots tells the story of the journey of Alex Haley’s family from Africa to America, from slavery to freedom. An incredible cast, which includes Cicely Tyson, John Amos, Maya Angelou and LeVar Burton, helps make Roots a must-see event for any generation.
  • Students defend professor after sit-in over racial climate

    12/23/2013 11:14:46 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Daily Bruin ^ | 12/23/13 | Sam Hoff
    Current and former students in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies expressed their support for professor emeritus Val Rust following a demonstration in one of his graduate classes last Thursday. Student demonstrators alleged that there is a “toxic” racial climate in the graduate school, including in Rust’s classroom. Organizers told the Daily Bruin last week that they decided to host the demonstration after a recent report examining racial discrimination among the university’s faculty stated that UCLA’s policies and procedures do not sufficiently address racially motivated instances of discrimination. After Thursday’s sit-in, several current and former students said they...
  • Greenfield: The Church of Victimology

    09/29/2013 11:25:53 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, September 29, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, September 29, 2013 The Church of Victimology Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog One fine day religion died. Morality shortly followed it. Any values based on some antique prophets or philosophers went into the rubbish bin. The table was cleared and its blankness was the new world, the terra nova, the blank slate of a revolution in human ideas. Unfortunately there was nothing to actually put there. It had all been thrown away. What followed was a condensation. A Reader's Digest edition of all the moral codes that had come before it. The unnecessary sections were...
  • YOU'RE WHITE, YOU'RE GUILTY, YOU'RE DEAD!

    02/02/2013 3:46:13 AM PST · by ABrit · 59 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Feb 2nd 2013 | COLIN FLAHERTY
    Thandiwe testified he purchased a gun “to enforce beliefs he’d developed about white people during his years as an anthropology major at the University of West Georgia.” “I was trying to prove a point that Europeans had colonized the world, as a result, we see a lot of evil today,” he said. “In terms of slavery, it was something that needed to be answered for. I was trying to spread the message of making white people mend.” The night before at a “Peace Party,” he was enraged that two white people were there. “I was upset,” he said. “I was...
  • BARF ALERT: On Race and Taxes, Both Parties Insist Upon Speaking No Evil

    12/03/2012 10:48:35 AM PST · by walford · 9 replies
    Color Lines ^ | November 30 2012 | Imara Jones
    <p>Our current national argument over taxes, debt and the fiscal cliff is nominally about balancing spreadsheets and the arcana of economic formulas, but it’s actually about race. And the fact that those on either side of the budget conversation—both Democrats and Republicans—will not acknowledge as much prevents us from having an honest conversation about what’s at stake.</p>
  • Are we dealing with racial mysticism here? (Vanity)

    04/12/2012 2:37:52 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 19 replies
    Self | 4/12/'12 | Zionist Conspirator
    During the latter part of the nineteenth century a coalition of moralists and social reformers sincerely thought that giving political power to women would eliminate all traditional social evils. After all, men had always ruled, and women were supposedly inherently more moral and more religious than men. Maybe this would fix everything. Thus the push for women's suffrage. And when it was all over, women were just like the men. I am going to suggest something absolutely outrageous. But it's been knocking around in my mind for a while, and I hope that the example of women's suffrage will show...
  • Ron Paul: All We Are Doing Is Promoting Iran's Desire To Have a Nuclear Weapon

    12/16/2011 3:04:45 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 31 replies
    HotAirPundit ^ | DECEMBER 16, 2011 | HotAirPundit
    This man is a rambling fool. Ron Paul's answer on the question of Iran is so far removed from common sense it isn't even funny. Bret Baier points out that his position is to the left of Barack Obama. Take a look at this video and keep in mind, Glenn Beck would consider voting for this clown over Newt Gingrich. Here's the video : Ron Paul Republican Iowa Debate on Iran
  • Mother Loses Support, Custody for Interfering With Father's Rights

    12/08/2011 7:59:52 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    NY Law Journal ^ | 12/09/11 | John Caher
    A mother who "deliberately and unjustifiably frustrated" a father's attempts to visit his child was appropriately stripped of child support and primary custody, an appellate panel in Albany has held. The Appellate Division, Third Department, unanimously affirmed a Schuyler County Family Court judge in a case where the custodial mother had repeatedly hindered her estranged husband's efforts to establish relations with his daughter, even though the father made no attempt to enforce his visitation rights for six years. Luke v. Luke, 510880, centers on a child born in 2001 to Melvin W. and Heidi L. Luke. The Lukes, who are...
  • End of an era as Italy’s Berlusconi resigns

    11/12/2011 1:42:51 PM PST · by Justaham · 25 replies
    msnbc.msn.com/ ^ | 11-12-11
    Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi resigned Saturday after parliament's lower chamber passed European-demanded reforms, ending a 17-year political era and setting in motion a transition aimed at bringing the country back from the brink of economic crisis. A chorus of Handel's "Alleluia," performed by a few dozen singers and classical musicians, rang out in front of the president's palace as thousands of Italians poured into downtown Rome to rejoice at the end of Berlusconi's scandal-marred reign. Hecklers shouted "Buffoon, Buffoon!" as Berlusconi's motorcade entered and exited the presidential palace, where he tendered his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano, the palace said...
  • The Victim Factory: Occupy Wall Street and The Left’s Culture of Crime

    11/05/2011 9:01:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 4, 2011 | Rob Taylor
    In his debut PJ Crime column Rob Taylor reveals the painful price of moral relativism.While the big story in conservative circles is the stunning amount of criminality coming out at the Occupy Wall Street protests, I’m shocked there hasn’t been more. The Occupy protesters are — by and large — downwardly mobile, sheltered, white drug users who have joined a variety of fringe movements and refuse to cooperate with police in any criminal matters. In the highly politicized blogosphere where most of these stories are being broken we often call people like these “radicals” or “revolutionaries,” but in the real...
  • Greek military leadership changes spark opposition outcry

    11/01/2011 3:33:32 PM PDT · by Parmenio · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 1, 2011 | Paul Anast
    In a surprise development, Panos Beglitis, Defence Minister, a close confidante of Mr Papandreou, summoned the chiefs of the army, navy and air-force and announced that they were being replaced by other senior officers. ...snip... The left wing SYRIZA party said that the government’s decision “gives the impression that it wants to create a highly politicized armed forces that it can control at a time of political crisis”. It called on the President of the Republic not to proceed with the formal ratification of the defence minister’s decree and to wait until new general elections take place. Similar statements were...
  • History-Defying, Bible-Ripping, Catholic-Bashing Pulp Fiction: A Quiz

    10/03/2011 2:15:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | October 3, 2011 | Carl Olson
    Take a sacred treasure. Add a secret conspiracy. Attach a name well known to scholars — Dante, Poe, Wordsworth, Archimedes, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, the Romanovs, Vlad the Impaler, “Hypnerotomachia Poliphili,” whatever — and work it into a story that can accommodate both the Glock and the Holy Grail. If there’s any room left for the Knights Templar or DNA samples from Biblical figures, by all means plug them in.That is how Janet Maslin aptly summed up the formula for creating Dan Brown-inspired pulp fiction that is (usually) equal parts conspiratorial, contrived, crackpot, and Catholic-bashing in nature. Nearly a year ago, while...
  • Taxing the Dead

    09/13/2011 7:17:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    The humane thing to do to a rabid dog is put it out of its misery. The humane thing to do to Greece is the same. Instead, officials in Germany, the EU, and IMF insist on putting Greece through another round of austerity measures inhumane torture in return for "one more" tranche of money. Disgustedly, but not at all unexpectedly IMF officials say Troika Expected To Approve Greek Loan Tranche This MonthGreece's creditors are expected to give the thumbs-up for the disbursement of the next tranche of its 2010 bailout pact later this month after the Greek government announced new taxes to cover...
  • Rangel: 'I have no real chance of fighting back'

    11/15/2010 1:47:44 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Rangel: 'I have no real chance of fighting back' By Jordan Fabian - 11/15/10 03:51 PM ET Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) struck a defeated tone Monday, hours after he walked out of his own ethics trial. Rangel reiterated his claim that his due process rights had been violated over his lack of legal representation at the trial that began Monday morning. "I hope that my colleagues in Congress, friends, constituents and anyone paying attention will consider my statement and how the committee has been unfair to me," he said in a prepared statement. "They can do what they will...
  • Obama Is Victim of Bush's Failed Promises

    06/25/2010 2:47:18 PM PDT · by Windflier · 45 replies · 2+ views
    SodaHead ^ | 26 April 2010 | Chuck Green
    Barack Obama is setting a record-setting number of records during his first year in office. Largest budget ever. Largest deficit ever. Largest number of broken promises ever. Most self-serving speeches ever. Largest number of agenda-setting failures ever. Fastest dive in popularity ever. Wow! Talk about change. Just one year ago. fresh from his inauguration celebrations. President Obama was flying high. After one of the nation's most inspiring political campaigns, the election of America's first black president had captured the hopes and dreams of millions. To his devout followers, it was inconceivable that a year later his administration would be gripped...
  • When the shooter becomes the victim: Victimology gives Maj. Hasan a pass

    11/11/2009 8:32:20 PM PST · by Abakumov · 13 replies · 560+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2009 | Editorial
    A disturbing story line is taking shape in the wake of the Fort Hood massacre. Some are trying to explain suspect Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's motives for reportedly gunning down 13 people in cold blood by ignoring the ideology of hate that sanctified the killings. Instead, we're supposed to seek out the "real reasons." It's the typical victimology: Bemoan the perpetrator's troubles and then sprinkle liberally with pop psychology. Maj. Hasan supposedly felt alienated and oppressed because people did not understand his faith. They discriminated against and taunted him, then they keyed his car. Hearing the horrors of war from...
  • Another hate-crimes bill

    07/30/2009 7:55:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 430+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/30/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    When the Senate passed a federal hate-crimes measure by a 63-28 earlier this month, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, proclaimed, "This legislation will help to address the serious and growing problem of hate crimes." I'm baffled. Washington passed the first federal hate-crimes bill in 1968 and 45 states have enacted hate-crime laws. This latest bill, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, expanded the list of hate crimes - which originally focused on attacks based on the victims' race, color, religion or national origin - to include those targeted because of their gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. If hate-crime...
  • The infamous t-shirt article: Miss Obama's peacenik T-shirt sends a message to G8 leaders

    07/11/2009 7:12:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 115 replies · 9,322+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 9, 2009 | By Charlotte Spratt
    Her father had just won agreement from the Russians to cut back on the world's stockpiles of nuclear weapons. And Barack Obama's eldest daughter was obviously keen to make her own statement on the issue - even if it was merely a fashion statement. Just 48 hours after the U.S. President signed agreements with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev to reduce weapon stores, 11-year-old Malia Obama was spotted wearing not one, but two T-shirts with an anti-nuclear message. She wore the tops emblazoned with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament's famous logo as her father prepared for three days of G8 talks...
  • Worker says 'Joe the Plumber' cover-up was forced upon her

    12/05/2008 2:07:47 PM PST · by Big_Monkey · 54 replies · 3,010+ views
    Dispatch Politics ^ | 12/05/2008 | Catherine Candisky
    The state worker who unwittingly ran an improper child-support check on the man known as Joe the Plumber told lawmakers yesterday that a deputy director later "dictated" how she was supposed to cover it up. Vanessa Niekamp, an administrator for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services' Office of Child Support and a 15-year state employee, said that when Deputy Director Doug Thompson came into her office, "He appeared very upset, his neck was bright red, and he was shaking. He closed my door." Thompson told her she must write an e-mail to the agency's information-security officer, and then...
  • British Muslims feel like "Jews of Europe"

    07/04/2008 12:00:29 PM PDT · by Republicain · 37 replies · 196+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/04/2008 | Paul Majendie
    LONDON (Reuters) - Muslims in Britain feel like aliens in their own society and say they are targeted like "the Jews of Europe", the country's first Muslim government minister said. International Development Minister Shahid Malik painted a bleak picture of the integration of 1.8 million Muslims, three years after Islamist suicide bombers killed 52 people on London's transport system. The suicide attacks triggered a debate on whether the policy of avoiding imposing a single British identity, and instead promoting a multicultural society, had led to segregation of ethnic minorities. Malik, who has been the target of race attacks including a...
  • 'Writing is a spiritual process': the novels—and ideas—of Dean Koontz

    06/05/2008 3:32:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies · 247+ views
    BNET (from National Review) ^ | June 2, 2008 | John J. Miller
    ABOUT 80 pages into Intensity, a 1995 novel by Dean Koontz, the heroine reflects upon her unlikely predicament. She's trapped in the motor home of a homicidal maniac who has just slaughtered a family. Chyna Shepherd has to decide what to do. "For a long time," writes Koontz of his 26-year-old character, "she'd known that being a victim was often a choice people made." It was an alluring choice, too. "Victimhood was seductive, a release from responsibility and caring: Fear would be transmuted into weary resignation; failure would no longer generate guilt but, instead, would spawn a comforting self-pity." Chyna...
  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright is Right about how U.S. Government Uses Blacks (Cognitive Distortion Alert)

    05/02/2008 5:19:41 AM PDT · by littlehouse36 · 17 replies · 84+ views
    Natural News ^ | 4/29/2008 | Mike Adams
    Rev. Jeremiah Wright is Right about how U.S. Government Uses Blacks for Medical Experiments, Including AIDSby Mike Adams (see all articles by this author) (NaturalNews) Regarding the current controversy about Rev. Wright and U.S. Presidential candidate Barack Obama, Rev. Wright is actually quite correct about the U.S. government's exploitation of black Americans for medical experiments (and worse). What Rev. Wright is saying about the way the U.S. government has treated blacks in the last 200 years is remarkably accurate to anyone who has bothered to actually study American history. For starters, I recommend you read A People's History of...
  • And what is Political Correctness?

    04/21/2008 3:54:27 PM PDT · by SO RIGHT · 5 replies · 41+ views
    What Is Political Correctness? Political Correctness (PC) is the communal tyranny that erupted in the 1980s. It was a spontaneous declaration that particular ideas, expressions and behaviour, which were then legal, should be forbidden by law, and people who transgressed should be punished. (see Newspeak) It started with a few voices but grew in popularity until it became unwritten and written law within the community. With those who were publicly declared as being not politically correct becoming the object of persecution by the mob, if not prosecution by the state. The Odious Nature Of Political Correctness To attempt to point...
  • Obama's Problem with White Voters

    03/21/2008 4:32:04 AM PDT · by Renfield · 86 replies · 2,524+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 3-21-08 | James Pennington
    The racial dimension of Barack Obama's electability problem is now apparent, but no prominent Democrat dares discuss it openly. Similarly expect no discussion of the subject in the major media. The white working class vote I am not referring to the ongoing and intense discussion of The Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Wright is a separate problem for Obama. Whether Obama has been, or will be, permanently weakened by his long and close association with Wright, or has soared above it with his Philadelphia speech, is not the subject of these thoughts. Something much simpler than the answer to that question has...
  • Why Arabs suffer

    01/11/2008 9:57:34 AM PST · by USFRIENDINVICTORIA · 36 replies · 117+ views
    National Post ^ | January 11, 2008 | Philip Carl Salzman
    By modern standards, contemporary Middle Eastern Arab nations are failed societies. On virtually every index of socioeconomic and political development, they compare poorly with other parts of the world. Under the auspices of the United Nations Development Program and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, an independent group of 20 Arab scholars analyzed the state of Arab human development in a widely-circulated 2002 report. Their findings were stark. In particular, the Arab Human Development Report 2002 found that the 19 nations under study suffer from a "freedom deficit": "Out of seven world regions, the Arab countries had the...
  • Scammers Pounce On Home Foreclosure Victims

    08/27/2007 5:08:43 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 41 replies · 665+ views
    Millennium Radio New Jersey ^ | Monday, August 27, 2007 | Racquel Williams
    The volatile sub-prime mortgage market has resulted in thousands of people being scammed by fake mortgage foreclosure rescue companies that promise big results, but end up draining the wallets of those who are about to end up on the street. Homeowners say they were either contacted directly by a mortgage foreclosure rescue company or came across a web site while searching for help to stop foreclosure on their home. The companies claimed they would re-negotiate the terms of their mortgages and stop foreclosure actions. Many paid as much as 13-hundred dollars with nothing to show for it. Melissa Companick of...
  • New Orleans Mayor Nagin to Run for Governor?

    05/27/2007 4:38:38 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 13 replies · 891+ views
    dailykingfish.com ^ | 05/27/07 | ryan
    I've been hearing rumors for a couple of weeks now that New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin is considering running for Governor. I finally found a news outlet that confirms this rumor, thanks to freelance journalist Jason Berry, who appeared on Informed Sources last night to predict that Nagin will run for Governor. Hat tip to Library Chronicles. As an aside, is this Jason Berry the author of Amazing Grace, an account of Charles Evers' run for Governor in Mississippi back in 1972? But back to the issue at hand - Ray Nagin running for Governor of Louisiana. This makes...
  • Air Force says he was victim of "gay round up" (barf alert!)

    02/25/2007 9:34:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies · 1,810+ views
    Florida Times-Union ^ | 2/24/2007 | Melissa Nelson
    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - An Air Force officer accused of raping four men and attempting to rape two others told jurors in his court-martial Saturday that he was the victim of "a gay roundup" by military investigators. Capt. Devery L. Taylor, the former chief of patient administration at Eglin Regional Hospital, said he had consensual sex with five of his alleged victims and that a fifth forced him to have sex.
  • Clemson Probes Students Accused of Mocking Black Stereotypes

    01/30/2007 10:30:53 AM PST · by celejrm313 · 30 replies · 1,033+ views
    CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson University President James Barker criticized an off-campus party where white students mocked black stereotypes by drinking malt liquor and wearing fake gold teeth. Click here to see two videos about the incident. At least one student dressed in black face. Another person padded her rear. Barker said the school is investigating and he's angry and disappointed by the event. School officials said they became aware of the party over the weekend and have met with some offended students. Students said the party had a gangsta theme. It was held over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend....
  • (PA) Charges: AIDS Case Was Faked (by activist)

    07/04/2006 8:00:23 PM PDT · by Tall_Texan · 24 replies · 1,480+ views
    The Morning Call (Allenton PA) ^ | 07-04-06 | Daniel Patrick Sheehan and Spencer Soper
    Cassey Weierbach, a Freedom High School graduate who stayed busy on the lecture circuit sharing an account of being raped in childhood and infected with AIDS, has been charged with defrauding the state of more than $66,000 by falsely claiming to have the disease.
  • <s>100</s> 110 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken is #37)

    06/15/2006 9:44:33 AM PDT · by starfish923 · 6 replies · 369+ views
    Bernard Goldberg's <s>100</s> 110 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken is #37) | June 15, 2006 | Starfish923
    I just finished reading Bernard Goldberg's 100 110 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken is #37). What a great book. I read it twice.I don't agree with everything he wrote, but I sure found out a lot about some really poisonous people in our country who are doing all they can to screw up our great country. Any suggestions as to whom any of you might add? I would add San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsome for his breaking of state law and allowing homosexuals to get married in San Francisco.
  • Growing mongrels: Feminism's legacy: Kevin McCullough on the destruction of men by boundless sex

    05/12/2006 3:21:24 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 33 replies · 1,412+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, May 12, 2006 | Kevin McCullough
    The great achievement of modern feminism is the mongrelization of males. The aim of modern feminists is to destroy the picture of what a strong man looks like and his ability to exercise that strength in society for the greater good. They aim to say that such strength is hideous, repulsive and manipulative. And in their attempts, they have taken men and destroyed them. Oh, you thought it was women's equality? Not quite. That's what traditional feminists fought for. Equal pay for equal work, the right to vote, and the right to own property were significant issues that truly heroic...
  • Everyone’s a Victim - If boys and girls are oppressed classes, who’s left?

    04/01/2006 2:17:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 541+ views
    City Journal ^ | 30 March 2006 | Heather Mac Donald
    The moment is close when the United States will be composed entirely of victim groups. For the last year, the press has sounded the alarm about a new gender crisis in education: boys reportedly make up a declining portion of applicants to, and students within, colleges. More than 56 percent of undergraduates are women; two-thirds of all colleges and universities report receiving more applications from girls than from boys, according to a recent New York Times op-ed. The implication is obvious: we—the federal government, state bureaucrats, and the endlessly expanding diversity industry—need to do something! Even New York Times columnist...
  • "Paradise Lost" (Washington Post re: Lesbians' Exit from Virginia)

    12/18/2005 5:42:02 PM PST · by tsipple · 100 replies · 2,774+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/18/05 | Michelle Boorstein
    Barbara Kenny's eyes narrow as she cranks the faucet in a freshly painted bathroom of what will soon be her new home in Frederick. [....] "This just makes me madder and madder," Barbara says, staring out the window at the bare February landscape. "I mean, this is a perfectly fine house, it's just not where we want to be." Where they want to be is Virginia, in the little townhouse in downtown Fredericksburg they've owned for 17 years, in the community they've come to treasure. It took them three decades of isolation and living in the closet to find Fredericksburg,...
  • Vets pass on mood disorders: study

    08/25/2005 11:10:42 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 431+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 26 August 2005 | Janelle Miles
    VIETNAM veterans still suffering from the trauma of their war experiences may have passed on their mental health disorders to their children, research suggests. Psychologist Julie Salter has studied 70 families of Vietnam veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in south-east Queensland over eight years. She has found the children, aged between 13 and into their 30s, are at significantly greater risk of suicide, anger, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol problems, depression and anxiety than the general population. "My own opinion as to why children are having more problems is the fact that Dad often is unable to form close relationships...
  • Mother accused of killing nine of her babies at birth

    08/02/2005 1:26:14 PM PDT · by familyop · 14 replies · 813+ views
    DPA with Expatica (Netherlands) ^ | 02AUG05 | DPA with Expatica (Netherlands)
    FRANKFURT AN DER ODER, GERMANY - In a bizarre case that has shocked Germany, police said Tuesday that a woman gave birth to nine babies over a period of 16 years - and is suspected of killing each of them immediately after childbirth. The 39-year-old woman confessed to having delivered the infants herself, the public prosecutor's office said at a news conference. Investigators said the woman, who also has four other children, gave conflicting accounts as to just how many children she has given birth to between 1988 and 2004. Fearing the toll might actually be higher, investigators with sniffer...
  • Hague's Politics of Massacres

    06/27/2005 11:54:09 PM PDT · by dj_animal_2000 · 11 replies · 916+ views
    Serbianna ^ | June 28, 2005 | M. Bozinovich
    Hague's Politics of MassacresBy M. BozinovichOnce appointed a UN Ambassador, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was eager to push feminist issues at that institution so she "naturally proposed we form a caucus, which we did, and suggested we pledge always to take each other's phone calls" writes Albright in her memoir Madam Secretary. Although on a diplomatic mission having to do official government business, the ambassador to Liechtenstein could not get through the phone line because Albright's feminist caucus was busy on it: "We shared stories and talked about how the UN was probably..." etc., etc., etc. Far from...
  • Built with bondage (Mega reparations barf alert)

    06/26/2005 8:25:20 AM PDT · by Lee'sGhost · 41 replies · 700+ views
    The Raleigh News and Observer ^ | June 26, 2005 | JIM NESBITT
    The high-profile disclosure of Wachovia's historic ties to slavery and the public apology recently offered by its chairman provide a graphic example of the ongoing campaign to force America to confront its racial misdeeds. Driven by the growing number of states and cities that require companies doing business with them to disclose whether they or their predecessors profited directly or indirectly from slavery, Wachovia's admission that banks it acquired in Georgia and South Carolina either owned slaves or accepted them for collateral raises a crucial question: Do modern-day American businesses have a duty-bound debt to the descendants of black slaves...
  • Betrayal (Are Republicans bidding farewell to pro-life supporters?)

    06/21/2005 1:35:35 PM PDT · by cpforlife.org · 141 replies · 2,072+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | June 12-18, 2005
    Are Republicans bidding farewell to pro-life supporters? If they are, then many Catholics will be bidding farewell to the Republican Party. More Catholics voted for Republicans in the last election than ever before — and they did it even despite Catholic voters’ opposition to the Iraq war. Abortion was the biggest reason why. A Gallup Poll conducted just before the November elections found that 19% of likely voters say the abortion issue directs which candidates they are willing to support. A big majority of those voters chose President Bush — so much so that Gallup said it gave the president...
  • Are we all equal on FR?

    05/27/2005 8:31:06 AM PDT · by JoeV1 · 740 replies · 10,815+ views
    I wonder if the rules on this forum are applied equally? Several weeks ago I was denied posting privileges because I jokingly advocated a "plan b" in fighting the so far failed war on illegal immigration. My "plan b" was to have border guards retreat to within 200 yards of the border and while fitted with night vision goggles simply drop any illegals attempting to gain access to America. Now frankly I am not concerned with the fact I was denied posting privileges for a day(reason given was "advocating violence")but I wonder if the folks who post pictures of exploding...
  • Democrats, Christians and social issues

    05/10/2005 4:54:04 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 7 replies · 456+ views
    Townhall ^ | 5/10/2005 | David Limbaugh
    At the risk of further provoking the brilliant George Will, I must say that the national Democratic Party's approach to Christians is analogous to an abusive husband in complete denial, seeking reconciliation when it suits his purposes, but otherwise engaged in a pattern of abuse. Just like certain abusive spouses, the party can't live with Christians but can't live without them (politically). No matter how distasteful some may find our chronicling of it to be, the systematic abuse is demonstrable, as I documented in my book. Nevertheless, significant confusion persists over these issues, among many on the Left and the...
  • US tells India, drop dead

    03/31/2005 2:37:47 AM PST · by Gengis Khan · 253 replies · 4,375+ views
    Rediff ^ | March 28, 2005 | Kanchan Gupta
    US tells India, drop dead March 28, 2005 A friend, usually upbeat about India-US relations, sent me an angry mail over the weekend after President George Bush called up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the evening of March 25 to inform him that the US had decided to supply F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in an interview to The Washington Post, "dismissed concerns" about the fallout of the American decision. The mail reads: "lovely easter gift to india from the us. moral: proliferate nukes, threaten us interests everywhere, be terror hub, and get rewarded...
  • Victims Gone Wild (How Feminism Has Messed Up Relationships)

    02/09/2005 8:38:22 PM PST · by teldon30 · 27 replies · 2,188+ views
    www.metroactive.com ^ | 2005 | Amy Alkon
    "IN SEDUCTION, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine," proclaimed radical feminist Andrea Dworkin in 1976. If you're a woman born 20 years ago, you probably don't even recognize Dworkin's name. Yet, there's a good chance you've had some seriously frustrating dates with her unwitting progeny: the guy who waits until date three or four—not to grab you, throw you up against the wall and suck face—but to politely inquire, "May I kiss you?" Equal pay for equal work? It's a beautiful thing. Equal opportunity? Thrilled to have it. We women owe an enormous debt to Susan...
  • Why are the American media, both liberal and conservative, so unanimously anti-Russian?

    01/28/2005 8:43:55 PM PST · by Destro · 248 replies · 2,441+ views
    cdi.org ^ | Wed, 19 Jan 2005 05:47:59 EST | Ira Straus
    Why are the American media, both liberal and conservative, so unanimously anti-Russian? Ira Straus Branko Milanovic has asked JRL readers to respond to an intriguing question: "why are the American media, both liberal and conservative, so unanimously anti-Russian?" He has offered a series of plausible hypotheses to comment on, so I'd like to take him up on the challenge. However, first we need to be clear about the subject. Milanovic clarifies that he does not mean that reporters are all subjectively hostile to Russia, but that they are led into invariably anti-Russian positions by their premises. Most of the responses...
  • Kid Rock at Inaugural 'Shocking'

    01/06/2005 2:18:57 PM PST · by rightalien · 337 replies · 5,996+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Jan. 6, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    A scheduled appearance by vulgar rock-rapper Kid Rock at a Bush inauguration concert hosted by Bush daughters Jenna and Barbara has shocked conservative supporters. The rapper’s lyrics often focus on the recreational nature of sex and send a message of female sexual exploitation. In 2000 he appeared in a porn film with well-known porn stars, and he was named the Sluttiest Male Celebrity by MTV. According to Donald E. Wildmon, chairman of the American Family Association, the White House has sent a shocking statement to the millions of families who supported his re-election. "Kid Rock is an inexcusable choice,” Wildmon...
  • Kid Rock too vulgar for inauguration?

    01/05/2005 7:47:34 PM PST · by SeasideSparrow · 541 replies · 7,659+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Jan. 5, 2005 | Ron Strom
    This is abominable!!!! Contact the committee via e-mail at info@inaugural05.com. BUSH SWEARING IN: TAKE 2 Kid Rock too vulgar for inauguration? Some wonder why values voters rewarded with F-word-spewing rapper -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 5, 2005 8:40 p.m. Eastern By Ron Strom © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Kid Rock, a popular vulgar rock-rapper whose lyrics wouldn't begin to pass muster with the Federal Communications Commission, is headlining the youth concert during the inauguration festivities for President Bush – a politician who was re-elected largely due to the participation of traditional "values voters." The Detroit-based rapper, who dedicated his first album to songs about...
  • Kid Rock too vulgar for inauguration

    01/06/2005 10:49:05 AM PST · by 1LongTimeLurker · 71 replies · 2,784+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 5, 2005 | Ron Strom
    Kid Rock, a popular vulgar rock-rapper whose lyrics wouldn't begin to pass muster with the Federal Communications Commission, is headlining the youth concert during the inauguration festivities for President Bush – a politician who was re-elected largely due to the participation of traditional "values voters." The Detroit-based rapper, who dedicated his first album to songs about oral sex and who was voted the Sluttiest Male Celebrity at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, will perform Jan. 18 at the Washington, D.C., Armory in a concert hosted by Bush daughters Jenna and Barbara. Teenage singer JoJo also will appear at the...
  • Getting Screwed by the GOP on a Running Basis

    11/17/2004 8:04:29 PM PST · by Henchman · 79 replies · 2,363+ views
    11/17/04 | Henchman
    VANITY Well today it looks like the GOP will back SPECTER for Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Specter is to publicly announce (see related threads on FR) that he will not block a nomination based ona proposed Judge's stanc on abortion. No mention of Specter backing strict Constitutional Constructionists, not activists. IMHO, Specter will find another reason to Bork a proposed judge. Tom DeLay was given a pass by the GOP, today. (Check the news for specifics) The GOP is also in the process of knocking out the requirement to label foreign grown fruits, etc., as to country of...
  • MSNBC: Santorum Stabs Us In The Back...AGAIN! Rick "Rounding Up" Judiciary Chair Votes For Specter!

    11/17/2004 10:45:21 AM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 143 replies · 3,144+ views
    GrassrootsPA ^ | 11/17/04 | GrassrootsPA
    First he single-handedly cost Toomey the race, and now this! If this report is correct, Rick Santorum has a LOT of explaining to do... MSNBC:Although a staunch foe of abortion and same-sex marriage, Santorum helped Specter win re-election this year and according to Specter, has been rounding up support for him as Judiciary chairman. "Sen. Santorum has been enormously helpful," said Specter Tuesday. "He's gone above and beyond the call of duty. My number one priority in the next two years is to reelect Sen. Santorum." For conservative voters who may dominate in the 2008 GOP primaries, one doubts that...