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  • Americans worry that illegal migrants threaten way of life, economy (OBAMAdon'tCARE!!)

    08/07/2014 8:32:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/7/14 | Alistair Bell - Reuters
    KINGSTON New Hampshire (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama considers sidestepping Congress to loosen U.S. immigration policy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Americans are deeply worried that illegal immigration is threatening the nation's culture and economy. Seventy percent of Americans - including 86 percent of Republicans - believe undocumented immigrants threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs, according to the poll. The findings suggest immigration could join Obamacare - the healthcare insurance overhaul - and the economy as hot button issues that encourage more Republicans to vote in November's congressional election. With Congress failing to agree on broad immigration reforms, Obama could...
  • The poor neglected gifted child

    03/20/2014 8:33:23 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 89 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 16, 2014 | By Amy Crawford
    In a recent paper, Lubinski and his colleagues caught up with one cohort of 320 people now in their late 30s. At 12, their SAT math or verbal scores had placed them among the top one-100th of 1 percent. Today, many are CEOs, professors at top research universities, transplant surgeons, and successful novelists. That outcome sounds like exactly what you’d imagine should happen: Top young people grow into high-achieving adults. In the education world, the study has provided important new evidence that it really is possible to identify the kids who are likely to become exceptional achievers in the future,...
  • Sanford Business Owners Worry Trayvon Martin Rally Could Hurt Business

    SANFORD, Fla. — The cries for justice in the case of slain teen Trayvon Martin was killed continue on Friday. The NAACP has planned another march for Trayvon through part of Sanford on Saturday, and some downtown business owners said they are furious. They told WFTV the rally could scare shoppers away on their busiest day of the week. The rally will start at a school and will end at police headquarters, which are blocks away from downtown Sanford. Christine Johns was happy to see her first customer of the day, but it was hours after she opened her antique...
  • Time Travel & Outer Space (Mon 11-15)

    11/15/2010 11:01:41 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 46 replies
    Coast To Coast AM | November 15, 2010 | Unknown
    Professor of astrophysics at Princeton University, J. Richard Gott will talk about his work with the physics of time travel and helping people quantify how vast outer space really is, as well as the "Doomsday Argument" which shows how statistically there is a 95% chance of human extinction within 9,120 years.
  • Four Reasons to Worry About the Newsweek-Daily Beast Deal

    11/13/2010 9:19:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/13/10 | Shira Ovide
    It sounds like the start of a bad joke: Barry Diller, Tina Brown and Sidney Harman walk into a (coffee) bar… …And walk out with a Frankenstein merger of their unprofitable media ventures. News-and-culture website Daily Beast and Newsweek magazine, which the 92-year-old Harman took off the Washington Post Co.’s hands this summer, are merging into a joint venture called Newsweek Daily Beast Company. Brown writes in a Daily Beast post that the three of them — the media-and-Internet mogul, the diva editor and the nonagenarian stereo magnate, respectively – agreed over a mug of coffee to mash together their...
  • Obama spokesman says Democrats could lose House

    07/11/2010 1:57:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies
    President Barack Obama's party could lose its House majority in this fall's elections, his spokesman said Sunday, perhaps trying to jolt Democratic voters with the specter of GOP lawmakers rolling back White House policies. "I think there's no doubt there are enough seats in play that could cause Republicans to gain control. There's no doubt about that," press secretary Robert Gibbs told NBC's "Meet the Press." Democrats now hold a 255-178 edge in the House, with two vacancies in the 435-member chamber. Anywhere from 40 to perhaps 60 House seats could be competitive by the fall. Republicans would need to...
  • Jews Worry As Slaughterhouse Chief Faces Jail Time

    04/20/2010 10:06:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 447+ views
    beliefnet ^ | 4/20/10 | NICOLE NEROULIAS
    (RNS) As Sholom Rubashkin sits in an Iowa jail awaiting a possible life sentence on fraud charges related to his now-defunct kosher meat business, his ultra-Orthodox Jewish support base has ramped up protests over his case. Through an online petition, media outreach, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds, some rabbis have called it a "sacred obligation" for Jews to contact the Justice Department before Rubashkin's April 28 sentencing. While their grassroots efforts stop short of claiming anti-Semitism against the former CEO of Agriprocessors--the Postville, Iowa plant where a 2008 government raid found hundreds of undocumented workers--they believe some discrimination has occurred....
  • China expresses worry over its U.S. assets

    03/13/2009 10:11:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 973+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/13/09 | Jason Subler
    BEIJING (Reuters) – Premier Wen Jiabao held out the prospect of extra stimulus spending if needed to hit China's 8 percent growth goal this year and called on Washington to ease worries Beijing has about the safety of its vast U.S. assets. In his annual news conference ending the nine-day session of China's ceremonial parliament, Wen on Friday reaffirmed China's commitment to keeping the yuan broadly steady and noted that the currency, far from having depreciated, had been rising in value. Wen, who fielded questions for well over two hours, said the 8 percent growth target was a measure of...
  • Stocks Plunge as Gov't Unveils Financial Plan

    02/10/2009 12:38:04 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 20 replies · 826+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 02/10/2009 | EagleUSA
    NEW YORK – The stock market is plunging, with the Dow Jones industrials skidding 400 points as investors show their frustration with a lack of details about the government's latest bank bailout plan. Financial stocks are leading the market lower, reflecting Wall Street's growing concerns about the government's ability to restore the health of the banking industry. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced the broad outlines of the plan. But investors, who want to know among other things how banks' soured mortgage assets will be valued, are showing their disapproval at the lack of details by selling. The Dow is down...
  • Don't Worry! [Devotional]

    11/30/2008 5:44:41 AM PST · by tenger · 3 replies · 291+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | November 30, 2008 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or about your body what you will wear. Life is more than food and the body more than clothes.” Luke 12:22-23 As I write this on the last day of November 2008, it is becoming more and more apparent that the United States (and many parts of the world) is headed into some financial troubles (which may prove to be the understatement of the year). Housing, manufacturing, automobile, insurance and banking industries are all struggling and it’ll probably get worse...
  • Data feeds recession worry and slams Wall Street

    10/15/2008 12:52:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 414+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/15/08 | Kristina Cooke
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks dropped on Wednesday as bleak economic data fed worries that despite all the efforts to unlock credit markets, the economy is unlikely to avoid recession. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke further fueled those concerns when he said the economy faced a significant threat. The benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 stock index slid more than 7 percent to its intraday low, while the Dow shed more than 500 points to its lowest point for the session so far. U.S. retail sales in September dropped the most in more than three years, while a measure of New...
  • McCain/Palin: The Handwringers, and why I have started despising conservo-blogs (VANITY)

    10/02/2008 12:57:59 AM PDT · by DJ Republica · 155 replies · 2,790+ views
    (Vanity Post) | 10-2-08 | DJ Republica
    I have spent a great deal of time today on the various conservative blogs, reading up on how John McCain's vote is "the deathknell" of his campaign. I have read on various conservative blogs that Sarah Palin supposedly has no chance because the deck is stacked against her, whether from the "Ifill Tower" or the "Couric Courant". I have read the reactions of people who are willing to hold back their votes, all because John McCain voted for a bailout bill. I have becomed sickened by what I have seen in recent days, not only from those on the left...
  • Local Couple Planning eco-Friendly Festival of Love

    06/19/2008 9:22:02 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 16 replies · 185+ views
    Western Catholic Reporter ^ | 06.23.2008 | LASHA MORNINGSTAR
    Planning an eco-friendly wedding just underlines how committed Jamie Hanson and Mark Hamlyn are to living an environmentally respectful life. "Sometimes we choose things that are not absolutely perfect, but we do our absolute best," says Hamlyn. An operations manager at Suncor in Fort McMurray with a degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Alberta, Hamlyn, 37, met Hanson while on the job. "He wandered into my office to thank the girl I shared an office with for recommending someone to hire and we got to talking," remembers Hanson. Hanson, 32, works for TransAlta Utilities, Suncor's partner, as manager...
  • Freemasons open a lodge at Buckingham Palace but the Queen isn't amused

    03/09/2008 5:32:47 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 32 replies · 1,339+ views
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3/08/08 | Sarah Oliver
    Freemasons open a lodge at Buckingham Palace... but the Queen isn't amused By SARAH OLIVER - More by this author » Last updated at 23:59pm on 8th March 2008 Comments A Royal Mason: The Duke of Kent is the organisation's Grand Master A branch of the Freemasons secret society is being formed by members of the Royal Household and police who protect the Royal Family. And their decision to call it The Royal Household Lodge has put them on a collision course with Buckingham Palace – as has their plan to co-opt the royal cipher – EIIR – for their...
  • Musharraf: What, We Worry?

    01/26/2008 8:03:58 AM PST · by jdm · 6 replies · 94+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 26, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Pervez Musharraf wants you to know that he has Pakistan's nukes under control. He doesn't need American or other international troops to keep the weapons from falling into the hands of resurgent Islamist radicals. He wouldn't mind keeping our money, however: Pakistan is increasingly alert to the possible threat of Islamic extremists seeking control of its nuclear weapons, but its security system is fail-safe despite the rising militancy in the country, a top official said Saturday. Some 10,000 soldiers have been deployed to secure the U.S.-ally's nuclear facilities as part of a command and control system headed by President Pervez...
  • Why Can't You Stop Worrying?

    11/30/2007 6:52:00 AM PST · by JamesP81 · 23 replies · 65+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 11-30-07 | Stephanie Dolgoff
    I open my eyes with a start, like the murderous freak in the slasher movie the audience thinks is dead but isn't. The clock reads 3:55 A.M. I've awakened within six minutes of this time for the past three nights. I shut my eyes and take a breath, hoping to ease back to sleep. Too late. The anxiety is already gathering momentum, my brain roiling with thoughts that have no business being there in the middle of the night. It's like a Law & Order episode in my head: Opposing sides argue and counterargue, witnesses are badgered, lawyers shout objections....
  • Reports Iranian arms reaching Taliban worry U.S.

    09/11/2007 2:06:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 295+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/07 | Sayed Salahuddin
    KABUL (Reuters) - The United States is concerned over reports that Iranian-made weapons are crossing the Afghan border and reaching Islamist Taliban insurgents, a top U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday. Iran supported Afghan groups fighting the Taliban in the 1990s and played a crucial role in helping to topple the Taliban's Sunni government, ousted by the 2001 U.S.-led invasion, by supporting their Mujahideen foes. The Shiite Islamic Republic has repeatedly in the past denied accusations by U.S. officials that it is arming the resurgent Taliban, who are largely active in southern and eastern areas close to the border with Pakistan....
  • Atheist, Muslim candidates worry voters

    09/09/2007 11:13:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 587+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/9/07 | AP
    WASHINGTON - One in four people in the U.S. said in a recent poll that they would be less likely to support a presidential candidate who is Mormon, an ominous sign for Republican contender Mitt Romney. Yet the survey found two groups, atheists and Muslims, were even less likely to win votes. Sixty-one percent of those questioned said they would be less likely to support a presidential candidate who did not believe in God. Forty-five percent said the same for a Muslim contender. Only 5 percent or fewer said they would be likelier to support candidates who were atheists, Muslims...
  • CA: Democrats worry governor's global deals detract from warming law

    05/28/2007 1:20:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 730+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/28/07 | Laura Kurtzman - ap
    Since he made California the first state to limit greenhouse gases, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been signing agreements with other governments to address global warming. He has struck deals with Arizona, Oregon, New Mexico, New York, Utah and Washington. He signed one with the United Kingdom even before the California law came into being. And he's done them with a state in Australia and a province in Canada, where he travels this week to sign two more. But the Democrats who wrote and passed the global warming bill Schwarzenegger signed into law are hardly celebrating the governor's deal-making. While they...
  • Kurd describes 'traumatized' Iraq, why his people worry about U.S.

    03/30/2007 6:26:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies · 115+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — The Kurds in Iraq are afraid they will again be left in a lurch if American troops are forced to leave next year, the Kurdistan representative to the United States said Thursday. If the U.S. leaves early and does not protect the Kurds, it will be the third time in a little more than three decades the ethnic group will have been betrayed by the United States, Qubad Jalal Talabany said during an afternoon sit-down interview with the Herald/Review. Earlier Thursday morning, Talabany spoke to nearly 350 people during the last day of a three-day Training and...
  • CA: Governor, Perata, Nunez clap while others worry

    09/03/2006 10:12:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 185+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 9/3/06 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO — While Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic lawmakers praised legislative victories, they didn't talk about damage to the governor's Democratic challenger and critics' assertions that sweeping new legislation may backfire. Schwarzenegger, Senate leader Don Perata, D-Oakland, and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles, forged deals on reducing global warming, hiking the minimum wage, lowering prescription drug costs for the poor — and other issues in what they are calling one of the most productive sessions in decades. But some say the lauded measure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California — for instance — was political theater that...
  • CA: Environmentalists worry condo hotels skirt coastal protections

    08/27/2006 10:31:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 522+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/27/06 | Noaki Schwartz - ap
    On a sandy bluff overlooking the Pacific, surfer Mark Massara sees a developing threat to a California amenity: guaranteed beach access for average families. Luxury hotel builders are hovering over the coastline, hoping to expand to California's shores the nationwide trend of developments split between high-priced hotel rooms and privately owned condominiums. Where developers see opportunity in "condo hotels," Massara and others see a legal loophole that lets private buyers snap up parts of the coast which are supposed to remain public. And that, he fears, will make getting to the beach harder. In this low-key northern San Diego County...
  • THE TRUE LOVER OF GOD [Charismatic Perspective DEVOTIONAL for Prayerful Pondering, Loving Dialogue]

    07/16/2006 3:39:42 PM PDT · by Quix · 10 replies · 435+ views
    The True Lover Of God Mary Lindow Jun 25 2006 06:04PM THE TRUE LOVER OF GOD DOES NOT NEED TO BE LAVISHED UPON BY MAN THE PRESENT EVILS AND PRESSURES OF OUR TIME ARE NOT NEW TO GOD OR......TO THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD! The Bride of Christ has been either over stroked with false platitudes or has been allowed to be spoiled with a gluttony of self-love, self-analysis, and self-promotion. All members of the Lord’s Body, leaders and simple followers, have all had the virus of “I WANNA BE SOMEBODY” attempt to sidetrack and infect the human nature side...
  • Toxic Tides: Another Reason To Worry About Hurricanes

    06/11/2006 1:06:31 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 537+ views
    Science News ^ | 6-11-2006 | Sid Perkins
    Toxic Tides: Another reason to worry about hurricanes Sid Perkins When Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne struck Florida in the summer of 2004, they killed 116 people, left thousands homeless, and caused billions of dollars in damage. Now, scientists suggest that the storms may also have triggered an intense, widespread Gulf of Mexico algae bloom that afflicted the state's western coast throughout 2005. DANGER ZONE. The red-and-yellow patch of Gulf of Mexico water off Tampa Bay shows the origin of last year's huge red tide, which may have been fueled by nutrient-rich groundwater discharges boosted by 2004 hurricanes. Hu,...
  • US-Russia relations deteriorating sharply, experts warn

    06/06/2006 11:22:15 PM PDT · by vertolet · 113 replies · 1,379+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | June 7 2006 03:00 | Guy Dinmore
    Relations between the US and Russia are deteriorating badly and there is a danger of conflict in the flashpoints of the south Caucasus, according to senior former officials and corporate leaders advising the EastWest Institute (EWI). EWI board members at the think-tank's annual meeting in Charleston were almost unanimous in calling for moves to prevent what one called an emerging "cold peace" between the US and Russia. John Mroz, founder and president of EWI, called the deterioration worrisome. He placed the trend in the context of growing distrust between the major powers, including China, with the world in a state...
  • Border Dwellers Worry About Troops' Advent

    05/15/2006 8:48:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 586+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/06 | Alicia A. Caldwell - ap
    EL PASO, Texas - Some sheriffs, residents and immigrant advocates along the nation's southern edge raised doubts Monday about President Bush's plan to send up to 6,000 National Guardsmen to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants across the Mexican border. While some welcomed the idea, others expressed concern that the troops — especially those returning from tours in Iraq — might shoot first and investigate later, despite assurances from the White House that deployed troops at the border likely would serve only a support role. Those people worried about a repeat of the 1997 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old...
  • Ernesto Portillo Jr. : Tucson black leader skeptical of worry voiced by Minutemen

    05/07/2006 8:52:41 AM PDT · by SandRat · 34 replies · 646+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Ernesto Portillo Jr.
    The names in the American pantheon of black civil rights leaders is long. It stretches from Crispus Attucks, a slave of black and American Indian parents who was killed in the 1770 Boston Massacre by British soldiers, to Andrew Young Jr., a 1960s civil rights leader and later Atlanta mayor. Now there's an effort to add a new name to the list: Minutemen. The lawn-chair brigade, which appointed itself border guardians last year, has now taken it upon itself to become guardians of black America. The Minutemen, lead by cofounder and failed congressional candidate Jim Gilchrist of California, launched a...
  • Why Jews Should Worry About ‘The Da Vinci Code’

    05/04/2006 9:23:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 192 replies · 3,268+ views
    The Jewish Week ^ | 05.05.06 | David Klinghoffer
    With the release of the Sony Pictures version of Dan Brown’s mega-selling “The Da Vinci Code” in two weeks, worries continue to mount among traditional Christians about both the book’s and the movie’s impact. Should non-Christians be concerned? Yes, we should. Jews in particular need to be aware of the gift Brown has given, in all innocence, to anti-Semites. As everyone knows by now, Brown uses a gripping suspense story set in the present to inform us that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and that he has descendants living in Europe today. Furthermore, the members of this surviving Jesus...
  • Key West Orders Signature Feral Fowl Off It's Streets (Bird Flu Worry)

    04/19/2006 9:53:35 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 369+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-19-2006
    Key West orders signature feral fowl off its streets Wed Apr 19, 3:13 PM ET MIAMI (AFP) - Fearing they could represent a potential bird flu threat, the Florida town of Key West has ordered the famous feral chickens that wander its streets to the coop, authorities said. The US island town, known for a live-and-let-live attitude, in this case got a bit firm, and late Tuesday ordered the more than 2,000 birds removed from public places, such as parks and streets. "Key West has many uncooped roosters and chickens, many of which could become a transmission source of the...
  • Do Men or Women Worry More?

    02/24/2006 9:10:39 AM PST · by bildabare · 12 replies · 544+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 2-23-06
    "We've found that people with stress have increased levels of obesity, hypertension, anxiety and depression, and trying to work through your stress with empty calories and fatty foods doesn't do any good," said Russ Newman, executive director of professional practice at the APA. "In fact, it makes it worse, which makes you all the more stressed." The survey also found that men and women handle stress differently, which
  • Climbing a Wall of Worry (The Economy is Strong but People are still Worried )

    01/11/2006 7:47:30 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 31 replies · 591+ views
    Smart Money ^ | 12/09/2005 | Donald Luskin
    Climbing a Wall of Worry By Donald Luskin December 9, 2005 IS IT THE BEST of times, or is it the worst of times? GDP growth is robust, unemployment is low, and corporate profits, home ownership and household wealth are at all-time highs. The economy is practically roaring. Yet in a recent poll1, 43% of Americans said they believe the economy is in a recession! So with stocks making four-year highs this week, what should you do next? If you believe the numbers, then this is a great time to be long stocks. Bull markets, it's said, climb a wall...
  • CA: Governor's green streak is fading, activists worry

    07/18/2005 9:12:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 361+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 7/18/05 | Michael Gardner - CNS
    SACRAMENTO – Stunned by a string of industry-friendly appointments and a tight budget for coastal resources, some of the state's leading environmentalists are questioning whether Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has retreated from a once-lofty green agenda. "What is the governor doing?" wondered Paul Mason, who tracks forestry issues for the Sierra Club. "It's like he's abandoned his claims to being the good environmental governor." Schwarzenegger still receives relatively high marks for initiatives to scrap smog-spewing vehicles and old diesel buses, as well as for his support for alternative energy sources and a commitment to combat global warming. However, environmentalists say more...
  • Dangerous Times

    11/28/2004 2:36:15 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 159+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Nov. 28, 2004 | Miguel Octavio
    In my post right after the Anderson murder, I was asking for balance, for some degree of caution in what both the Government and the opposition said or did. I said the government had a higher responsibility and should be careful. After one week, things are not going well. The government seems to be taking advantage of Anderson’s death to initiate a new wave of persecution and repression in the name of security and using Anderson’s death as the excuse. When even the Vice President recognizes that the police mistreated the parents of Antonio Lopez Castillo. When Lopez Castillo is...
  • Technique could stretch vaccine

    10/27/2004 6:39:28 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 363+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-27-04 | TOM MAJESKI
    Two veteran Minnesota doctors say the technique used for a common tuberculosis test — injecting the vaccine between layers of skin — could be used to stretch the current flu vaccine supply by a factor of 10.
  • Where Faith Flourishes

    06/17/2004 3:11:48 PM PDT · by Frapster · 3 replies · 164+ views
    Jeff Floyd Ministries ^ | Jun 17, 2004 | Jeff Floyd
    Where Faith Flourishes While one should walk by faith in all of life, they are obvious times when it is activated more than others. Each person has his inner issues and outer issues in life. His inner issues involve such things as doubts, secret sins, feelings of rejection, worry, etc. Whereas, his outer issues tend to be much more visible and definitive, i.e., finances, health, family issues. I have long observed in my experience that the more tangible a circumstance is, the more taxing it is on my faith. It is much easier for me to dismiss the intangible issues...
  • "What...? ME Worry???

    WHO...? ...ME???!!!Does anyone find it strange how, regardless of the facts, it's ALWAYS someone ELSE'S fault with these people...???!!!
  • Bush critics worry their protests will be shielded (free speech zones not good enough)

    02/24/2004 4:05:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies · 234+ views
    Bush critics worry their protests will be shielded Tuesday, February 24, 2004 8:25AM EST The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Activists planning to protest President Bush's fund-raising visit on Thursday to Charlotte are concerned that they won't be allowed near him. Around the country, protesters say they've found themselves put in "free speech zones" at Bush appearances, out of sight of the president and the reporters covering him. The American Civil Liberties Union has sued to stop the practice. "If you're in a sea of people carrying signs that say, 'Yes,' you should be able to have a sign...
  • Don't Worry. You're Not Old - Just Ill

    12/26/2003 7:28:53 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 220+ views
    Source: BioMed Central Date: 2003-12-26 Don't Worry. You're Not Old – Just Ill "It's all just part of getting old" may not be enough to explain the health problems that elderly people suffer, according to two Dutch researchers, writing in BMC Geriatrics this week. They think that the infirmities associated with old age are symptoms of diseases contracted during life. When doctors consider how to treat elderly patients, they are likely to think, 'is this patient ill, or just old? Can their complaints be explained by the 'normal ageing process' or does the patient have an undiagnosed disease?' Gerbrand Izaks...
  • Prayer Request

    04/30/2003 9:37:15 AM PDT · by 50sDad · 28 replies · 330+ views
    50sdad
    My brother (10 years older) had some cancerous polyps removed from his colon two years ago. My doctor now wants me to have a coloscopy (look-see) because of my brother's past condition. I am really terrified of this...I am trying to "lay it at the cross" but I am really scared, and have a week to wait and stew. Please keep me in your prayers.
  • 'Clear terror threat', say ministers (UK)

    02/12/2003 2:12:26 PM PST · by Happygal · 18 replies · 208+ views
    ITV ^ | 12 Feb 2003
    The Government has reacted angrily to suggestions that the deployment of troops at Heathrow airport is a PR stunt to gain support for war on Iraq. The country's capital remains on a heightened level of security alert with armed troops patrolling in and around Heathrow airport. And Kings Cross, one of Britain's busiest train stations, was earlier evacuated because of a suspicious vehicle. Labour Party chairman Dr Reid was asked if the troop deployment was an over-the-top reaction as a war against Iraq loomed. He angrily replied: "This is not a game. This is about a threat of the nature...
  • The Evil Queen Wannabee

    12/25/2002 7:04:28 AM PST · by Trickyguy · 12 replies · 556+ views
    LewRockwell.com ^ | Dec. 23 | Bob Wallace
    <p>If you are searching for wisdom in life, a children's library of fairy tales, myths and fables is an excellent place to begin. They are much more useful than studying psychology and political science in college.</p> <p>I pay a lot of attention to these stories. The good ones are universal stories about the human condition, and contain a great deal of wisdom about the nature of good and evil (and the triumph of the former over the latter), the relationships between men and women, the destructiveness of hubris, the functions of government, and many other things than affects everyone's lives.</p>