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  • JEREMY HAS LINSANELY BAD TASTE IN MUSIC...[Bashed because he enjoys Christian music]

    02/16/2012 9:36:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    the daily swarm ^ | 2/15/2012 | smug web writer
    The phenom explains his favorite musical acts to Fuse…
  • Am I the Only One, Who Thinks That Mormonism is As Strange As Hinduism?

    01/28/2012 9:20:46 AM PST · by pinochet · 111 replies · 2+ views
    Almost all Christian denominations can be traced to 3 main traditions - the Catholic, the Protestant, and the Eastern Orthodox traditions. All three traditions are based on the Bible. Mormonism is a religion that has a heritage that is very different from traditional Christianity, and is based on the Book of Mormon. The theological differences that separate a Baptist from a Catholic, are not the same as those which separate a Baptist from a Mormon, or a Catholic from a Mormon. In a dispute between a Baptist and a Catholic, they will argue over whether Church tradition prevails over scripture...
  • Please pray for my soul (Vanity)

    11/28/2011 9:49:50 PM PST · by GR_Jr. · 80 replies
    Free Republic | 11-28-11 | Me
    I know I am fairly new here to FR, and I feel weird posting this. But FR has become a sort of therapy for me in this time of craziness, so I am hoping you wil all pray for me. I fear for my soul because I am so filled with hate for the President of United States (and all those who aid, abet and coddle him). I know hate is a terrible sin. It doesn't matter how bad a person is, it's not up to us to judge them. That's God's job. Jesus told us to pray for our...
  • AMAZING..Americans don't like Obamacare Death Panels Congress agrees to do it for Zero.

    08/01/2011 8:43:51 AM PDT · by Marty62 · 24 replies
    Self | 8-01-2011 | Self
    Yes it is amazing that Americans are ready to buy that pig because the Washington Whores put lipstick and a tootoo on the Medical commissions. Zero and his Medical Fascist had to back off (really?) the Care Commission. But how did they get around it? By putting it in Congresses hands. NO agencies and departments on the block. MILITARY and HEALTHCARE. The can claim it's only Medicare. But according to Obamacare Eveyone must be covered by the Obamacare T-4 Program. WHEN in the H will Americans get a CLUE?

    06/17/2011 4:30:20 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 81 replies
    None | 6-17-11 | Me
    Pure vanity, how much do you hate this guy and the party? Vent here......
  • Regarding My Sarah Palin Fanaticism

    03/03/2011 3:31:27 PM PST · by iowaguy1972 · 4 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | 3/3/11 | Shane Vander Hart
    Craig Robinson responded to my post yesterday regarding the focus group that The Iowa Republican pulled together. He wrote:
  • Rosie O'Donnell wants back into daytime (The new Rosie show)

    03/20/2010 6:15:14 PM PDT · by tlb · 45 replies · 1,088+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 20, 201 | Joe Flint
    Rosie O’Donnell has teamed with syndication vets Dick Robertson and Scott Carlin to develop another daytime talk show, according to the Hollywood Reporter. With The Oprah Winfrey Show preparing to sunset next year, O’Donnell is hoping to launch a new yakker that could conceivably fill the bill in the fall of 2011. Dick Robertson, the former head of syndication of Warner Bros. Television, and Scott Carlin, who worked with Robertson there for years, have sealed a deal to distribute O'Donnell's new talk show, which will probably premiere in fall 2011. Robertson and Carlin worked closely with O'Donnell on her first...
  • ‘Alice’ Wins the Box Office Weekend (Anti-American Green Zone loses)

    03/14/2010 2:35:29 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 27 replies · 1,074+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 14, 2010
    LOS ANGELES — Hollywood suffered its first major flop of the year over the weekend with the debut of the expensive Iraq thriller “Green Zone,” which sold an anemic $14.5 million in tickets at North American theaters. Despite playing in more than 3,000 theaters, “Green Zone,” starring Matt Damon and directed by Paul Greengrass (“The Bourne Ultimatum”), was a distant second to Walt Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland.” That fantasy film was No. 1 for the second weekend in a row, with about $62 million in ticket sales for a new total of $208.6 million...Universal’s new leaders have pushed hard to...
  • Community uproar after Yellow Lab shot and killed in his own backyard by city police officer

    03/14/2010 1:13:31 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 98 replies · 2,259+ views
    Westlake, OH - Residents in Westlake are protesting the shooting death of a Yellow Labrador retriever named Callaway. Fox News 8 has a full story and video of the rally. Callaway, along with 2 other portly Labradors, were able to push open a door at their upscale home, setting off a burglar alarm. The responding police officer, Mark Morales, claims to have been charged by Callaway. His response? He shot and killed the dog. Protesters are outraged that the officer used deadly force on the dog, rather than alternatives, such as a night stick or mace. Most of the people...
  • U.S. Debunks Autism Myth

    03/14/2010 12:39:13 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 54 replies · 1,111+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 03/13/10 | Adam Winkler
    It's official: Vaccines don't cause autism, rules a special U.S. court. But will it put an end to parents’ dangerous fear of inoculating—or only make them more skeptical? On Friday a special “vaccine court” charged with adjudicating claims against vaccine makers ruled that there was no causal connection between childhood vaccines and autism. The court—formally known as the Office of Special Masters of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims—was created by Congress in the 1980s to centralize lawsuits brought for injuries resulting from vaccination. The court labored in obscurity until recently, when it began to hear cases involving autistic children...
  • Material Girl: Madonna set to design junior clothing range inspired by daughter Lourdes

    03/12/2010 2:11:55 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 11 replies · 548+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:40 AM on 12th March 2010 | Maysa Rawi
    She created a look that defined a generation, has served as a muse to Jean Paul Gaultier and starred in campaigns by designers including Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabanna. Now Madonna, 51, is set to design her own clothing range - for children. Not content with singing, modelling and acting, the diva is keen to turn her hand to designing. With help from daughter Lourdes,13, the queen of pop is collaborating with U.S. based Iconix Brand Group to create new venture MG Icon. The first collection, 'Material Girl', available at 200 Macy stores and online, will comprise of back-to-school...
  • Unhealthiest Chicken Dishes in America (and What to Eat Instead!)

    03/11/2010 3:47:18 PM PST · by shove_it · 161 replies · 3,197+ views
    Back when The Price is Right first aired, Americans were eating fewer than 20 pounds of chicken per year. Flash forward 54 years and our annual chicken poundage has jumped closer to 60. That’s an increase of more than 300 percent. So what accounts for the hike? Obesity, heart disease, diabetes—you name it. As studies began linking fatty diets to a litany of maladies, meat eaters started looking for an alternative to beef, and chicken farmers began cranking out the birds. Not long after, pork was relegated to its inferior position as “the other white meat.” [...] #1: WORST CHICKEN...
  • Bring Them Home

    11/13/2009 7:15:45 AM PST · by mshoffner · 2 replies · 352+ views
    Huntington Examiner ^ | 11/13/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    For the last 25 years, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, has aided in the search for missing children. In conjunction with all levels of law enforcement, children's organizations and John Walsh's America's Most Wanted, 492 (at last report) children have been recovered. Through the daunting tasks involved in these cases, searchers, law enforcement, and the observant citizens, work tirelessly to either bring home the missing, or provide closure.
  • State science standards in election spotlight (ID/Creation Kansans need to vote!)

    08/18/2008 9:35:10 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 1,152 replies · 1,947+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | August 1, 2008 | LORI YOUNT
    With five seats on the State Board of Education up for grabs this year, education advocates say how children learn about evolution hangs in the balance -- and who voters choose could affect Kansas' national reputation. A frequent flip-flop between moderate and conservative majorities on the 10-member board has resulted in the state changing its science standards four times in the past eight years. Conservatives have pushed for standards casting doubt on evolution, and moderates have said intelligent design does not belong in the science classroom. In 2007, a new 6-4 moderate majority removed standards that called evolution into question....
  • The End of the Secularist Age

    08/12/2008 9:30:15 AM PDT · by cornelis · 7 replies · 153+ views ^ | 8/12/08 | Michael Novak
    The End of the Secularist Age By Michael Novak An Interview with Michael Novak by Robert Royal RR: The name of your new book is No One Sees God. What do you mean by that title? MN: When I was in high school and, after, in the novitiate, studying for the Holy Cross Fathers, I read a lot of St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. John of the Cross, all of whom wrote movingly of the “dark night” of silence and isolation in prayer often experienced by the seasoned believer. Gone are the sweet consolations of...
  • Life’s irreducible structure—Part 1: autopoiesis (ID and the Evos make big mistake?)

    08/08/2008 9:26:41 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 125 replies · 196+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Alex Williams
    The commonly cited case for intelligent design appeals to: (a) the irreducible complexity of (b) some aspects of life. But complex arguments invite complex refutations (valid or otherwise), and the claim that only some aspects of life are irreducibly complex implies that others are not, and so the average person remains unconvinced. Here I use another principle autopoiesis (self-making)-—to show that all aspects of life lie beyond the reach of naturalistic explanations...
  • Sheriff: Woman spent 2 years sitting on boyfriend’s toilet

    03/12/2008 8:06:14 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies · 1,908+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/12/2008 | Associated Press
    NESS CITY, Kan. | Law officers in western Kansas are investigating the bizarre case of a woman they say sat on her boyfriend’s toilet for two years. Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said the boyfriend called his office late last month to report that something was wrong with his girlfriend. The sheriff said the woman’s muscles had atrophied and that medical personnel had to remove her from the toilet because she was bound to it by “natural means.”
  • You can't fix stupid

    02/28/2008 7:09:45 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 17 replies · 163+ views
    You can't fix stupid... ONE I was checking out at the local Wal-Mart with just a few items and the lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine. I picked up one of those 'dividers' that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our things so they wouldn't get mixed. After the girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the 'divider', looking it all over for the bar code so she could scan it. Not finding the bar code she said to me, 'Do you know how much this is?'...
  • McCain and the "right"

    01/30/2008 1:55:25 AM PST · by Roger_g · 129 replies · 263+ views
    I am an American citizen. I was born in South Florida. My parents were Cuban immigrants. I am a conservative. I'm a strong believer in free-market capitalism. I'm a supply-sider. I believe in limited government and in balancing the budget. I am against abortion and gay marriage. I don't believe global warming is real (if the Earth is warming, it has nothing to do with CO2 emissions) but rather something environmentalists invented to get us to de-industrialize. I think crime is out of control. I support stronger enforcement and penalties for violent and property crimes. I strongly support the war...
  • A Question

    12/20/2007 10:02:47 AM PST · by Shery · 15 replies · 244+ views
    We live overseas and don't own a TV. We have heard there is a screenwriter's strike. Is that the reason we are not receiving some of our TV shows that we purchased from iTunes, or is it the seasonal shows that are taking the place of regular programming?
  • Early Look At War On Christmas (Lowe's Blames "Proofing Error"-Others Improve)

    11/14/2007 10:07:08 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 42 replies · 560+ views
    After the AFA contacted Loews Home Improvement about some issues with its use of the term Christmas (or lack thereof) Loews responded: "Lowe's has contacted the AFA and assures us that it is proudly committed to selling Christmas trees this year, as it has done for more than 60 years. The company apologized for the confusion created in its 2007 holiday catalog when it headlined the page of Christmas trees "family trees." The error was not caught before the publication was distributed, and Lowe's says it is disappointed in the breakdown in its proofing process. Lowe's assures us that they...
  • Is Barry Bonds Baseball's Greatest Slugger ?

    08/07/2007 9:27:53 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 176 replies · 2,594+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 08/06/2007 | Richard Baehr
    Sometime in the next few days, Barry Bonds will become the all-time home run leader in major league baseball history, surpassing Henry Aaron. He already holds the single season home run record of 73. The Giants slugger has won 7 MVP awards, a major league record. He has the 5th highest career slugging percentage in baseball history, and the 6th highest career on base percentage. For the combination of the two, the SLOB or OPS, Bonds rank 4th for his career. Bonds has the 3rd lowest number of at bats per home run in baseball history. As for single season...
  • This can't be entirely a coincidence...

    08/06/2007 12:56:08 PM PDT · by Philistone · 80 replies · 2,120+ views
    That place we can't link to but which hosts a yearly convention of moonbats. | 08/06/2007 | Philistone
    This is the third time I've run across this argument on some moonbat chat board in the last few weeks: The most likely outcome of World War I sans our misguided participation would have been a stalemate with both sides exhausted from 5 years of trench warfare. The rise of Hitler and Mussolini probably would have been precluded. Thus there never would have been a second world war. Playing with counterfactuals is always pointless as no logical conclusion can ever be drawn from them (since, by definition, one of the premises is false). Despite the lack of historical or even...
  • Bomoh’s nude dance exposed

    06/20/2007 10:16:56 AM PDT · by expatguy · 24 replies · 1,632+ views
    Malaysian Star ^ | 19 June 2007 | expatguy
    KOTA BARU: A woman bomoh at Jalan Pantai Cahaya Bulan here has been alleged to dance in the nude with young men as part of her “treatment for patients”. The woman, who is said to be a practitioner of deviant teachings, has been drawing followers through her peculiar style of traditional healing. Her modus operandi was uncovered when a teacher brought his sick wife to the bomoh, who danced in the nude with some of her “kept” men, who were in their 20s and 30s, while treating her. Mokhtar Mohd Noor, 53, alleged that the bomoh first gave his wife...
  • How Democrats Celebrated Flag Day

    06/15/2007 11:38:24 AM PDT · by roguejew1965 · 2 replies · 914+ views
    MensNewsDaily.Com ^ | 06/15/2007 | Ze'ev Haas
    This is my photo essay of how the Liberal Democrats celebrated Flag Day!
  • Denny's Gives The Food Police The Finger (Super Sized Late Night Burgers Pics Alert) (Vanity)

    06/11/2007 9:17:57 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 228 replies · 3,786+ views
  • What I think about the Kyl-Kennedy immigration bill

    06/07/2007 7:18:01 PM PDT · by Shermy · 10 replies · 857+ views
    You Tube ^ | June 7, 2007
    In calm reflection, I believe this video best represents my feeling about the Kyl-Kennedy Senate immigration bill, given that I did read much of it and became familiar with its provisions after Bush's gentle prompting that I, and others, might not have been aware of what the bill actually offers for America.
  • French Bulldog needs a ride to "Rescue".

    05/31/2007 7:15:28 PM PDT · by PizzaDriver · 14 replies · 1,256+ views
    may 31, 2007 | Self
    There is a French Bulldog, in Chicago, in need of a ride to Omaha. ASAP. There is a French Bulldog, in Chicago, in need of a ride to Omaha. ASAP. It is being surrendered to one of the Breed Rescue Groups that I volunteer for. He has been allowed to become the Alpha of the house. He has become Over Protective of and Too Possessive of the Lady of the House. They want him to come to a foster home, with a good record of instilling Better Habits and Attitudes. Sue and I, and our Boxer "Taz" should be able...
  • Surge Troops to Leave Iraq Via Syria - Another Fantasy Headline

    05/31/2007 8:10:42 AM PDT · by Santiago de la Vega · 2 replies · 649+ views
    Sherman's March to the Sea | 5/31/2007 | Santiago de la Vega
    SURGE TROOPS TO LEAVE VIA SYRIA President Bush announced today that US troops would be leaving the area through the Syrian port of Lattakia. US Marines will secure the port of Lattakia in preparation for the arrival of US armored forces. In addition, the US Air Force has instituted a No-Fly zone for all of Syria until further notice. In a tactic reminiscent of Sherman's March to the Sea, US Central Command issued orders for armored forces to marshall in Northern Iraq in preparation for their exit from the theater via Syria. The US Navy is stationing both aircraft carriers...
  • Jack Bauer Doesn't Jump - More's the Pity

    05/22/2007 2:05:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 58 replies · 1,901+ views ^ | May 22, 2007 | C.W. Nevius
    Jack Bauer Doesn't Jump - More's the Pity Previously on "24' the show made sense. But Monday night's finale, when we sat through 90 minutes of set-up, waiting for the usual slam bang finish, only to have a touchy-feely episode of "Grey's Anatomy'' break out, was the end. The big finish, with Jack Bauer standing on coast, looking moodily out to sea, was some kind of weird Hallmark card for secret agents. I kept waiting for the cliff to blow up, or a black helicopter to appear on the horizon, but no, it was just our Jack, alone with his...
  • The Problem With The Religious Right: A Zot Leaves a Mark

    05/03/2007 8:46:24 AM PDT · by CharlesS · 83 replies · 2,756+ views
    Constitutionally Right ^ | 5/3/07 | CharlesS
    In what Bill O’Reilly refers to as the “Culture War” between Conservatives and Liberals, there are those on both sides of the fence that stray so far to the left or the right, they actually help the “enemy”. On the left we have Rosie O’Donnell with her anti-American rants which give Conservatives ammunition to shoot back at all liberals by associating them with Rosie. On the right, we Conservatives have our own villains which supply ammunition to the enemy. They are commonly referred to as the religious right...
  • An Ultrasound Policy for Abortion

    04/19/2007 3:05:55 PM PDT · by politicodc · 8 replies · 549+ views
    Young Voices Blog ^ | April 12, 2007 | Rose Capozzi
    For some women, the biggest decision of their lives may be whether to abort a pregnancy. The physical and mental ramifications of choosing abortion can cause a lifetime of pain, sorrow, and regret. To balance these perceived ills, the South Carolina legislature is considering a bill that would require women to view ultrasounds of their fetuses before making a final decision. One of the biggest opponents of the measure, Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter (D-SC) told MSNBC, "It suggests that women don't know what they're doing, that they've arrived at this decision quite lightly, and nothing could be further from the truth.”...
  • Don Imus : Lesson Learned

    04/13/2007 11:19:47 AM PDT · by jjgnc · 35 replies · 1,325+ views
    Myself | Apr. 13, 2007 | JJ
    Don Imus : Lesson Learned Friday, Apr. 13th, 2007 Don Imus made some very objectionable comments, as everyone on Earth knows at this point. He insulted a group of athletes and offended an entire race of people. But there is something we need to keep in perspective. Don Imus is a human being. Don Imus is not a racist. He has run charities and contributed millions to help others. He is not perfect. And neither is anyone else. Let's be honest about that. Al Sharpton is a sick individual. Don Imus apologized over and over what he said. His apologies...
  • No fury like a mother scorned - The Movie

    04/09/2007 1:31:54 PM PDT · by rightthinkingwoman · 19 replies · 969+ views
    GraniteGrok blog ^ | April 8, 2007 | Doug
    Must see video of some very angry mothers confronting their Democratic Congressman over the war in Iraq. It's about 9 minutes long but well worth the time. What was that about speaking truth to power?
  • Imus in the Morning

    04/09/2007 8:22:12 AM PDT · by RetSignman · 41 replies · 2,143+ views
    Imus in the Morning transcript after an hour of begging, groveling and apologizing. Iman: "...and now here is Charles with the news" Charles: "Thank you, Iman. Today Putin has announced he plans to bomb Washlinton at 3 o'clock today if the U.S. doesn't pull out of Iraq, Bush has said... Iman: (interrupting) "Did I mention that I have been a menber of the NAACP for ten years? Charles: "Yes, I did know that, Iman and it just shows what a good man you are" Iman: "Thank you Charles (sobbing) Charles: "...and now for some more news, Iman, the entire coast...
  • Cat can say his own name

    03/26/2007 11:41:42 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 97 replies · 1,566+ views
    A Chinese man says his cat can clearly pronounce his own name. Mr Sun, from Beijing, says two-year-old Agui says his name when he gets frightened
  • Will Tony Snow be gone soon?

    03/20/2007 12:21:20 PM PDT · by pabianice · 209 replies · 4,941+ views
    3/20/07 | Vanity
    It is becoming evident to many -- including me -- that Tony Snow, as White House Press Secretary -- has had to bite his tongue more and more lately because the president will not or cannot defend his administration. At press conferences he is backed into a corner by the snarling mad dog MSM, which knows what blood smells like and knows the president does not fight back on domestic issues. Snow is a fighter and this appears to be eating away at him slowly. I expect his resignation before the fall. This would be a significant loss.
  • 300: Most Anti-Liberal Movie in Recent Memory

    03/13/2007 1:10:40 AM PDT · by quesney · 75 replies · 3,742+ views
    This the most anti-liberal movie I've ever seen in recent memory. In less than two hours 300 directly rejects most of the basic tenets of contemporary American liberalism. For starters, it dismisses the idea.... 1) that self esteem matters more than merit and that all people should be treated as equally capable of all tasks (a handicapped man is treated politely by the King but immediately rejected as unsuitable for military service) 2) that sentimentality matters more than reality 3) that peace is a higher virtue than violence in the defense of core ideals 2) that all cultures are created...
  • ABC NEWS at it again!!!

    03/09/2007 1:22:43 PM PST · by oldenuff2no · 19 replies · 927+ views
    ABC NEWS Homepage ^ | 3/9/07 | oldenuff2no
    The ABC News bash Presidint Bush morons. They just can't help themselves. They take every cheap shot theat the can. Under top healines on the right side of the page. 7th Victim Dies in Tragic Ohio Team Bush Crash They just can't help but take every cheap shot that they can. How sad these little people really are.
  • To "B" President: BO Obama, BR Richardson, B? Hillary ?

    12/12/2006 7:43:56 AM PST · by fishtank · 24 replies · 713+ views
    OK. We've got the media frenzy over Barack Hussein Obama a.k.a. "B.O.". We've got the New Mexico roadrunner "B.R." Bill Richardson. Then we've got Hillary Rodham Clinton. What kind of a "B" is she? I need some creativity here!
  • The Wal-Mart Posse (Mapped!)

    10/18/2006 10:54:11 AM PDT · by RightSideRedux · 4 replies · 808+ views
    Right Side Redux ^ | 10/18/06 | Justin @ RSR
    The Wall Street Journal has a most excellent editorial (reg required) on the war against Wal-Mart. It was so detailed and so intriguing I pulled out the old MindManager and slapped this together: click here
  • Kansas City Residents 'Extremely Startled' By Mushroom

    10/13/2006 10:10:26 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 42 replies · 2,477+ views
    Weekly World News ^ | 10/05/06 | Bob Michael
    A mushroom erupted through the Quality Hill District today, damaging several downtown businesses, roads, gas and water conduits. No one was hurt. Mycologists deployed by the city's Office of Emergency Management have identified the mushroom as neither poisonous nor hallucinogenic, and have begun to coordinate a citywide cleanup operation. Eyewitness Ken Summer, a medic at St. Mark's Southland Hospital, described the mushroom's sudden appearance: "I watched as the ivory column grew and changed color. Then the sun disappeared and I couldn't see anything in the dark. There was a strange smell, delicate and musky. I pinched my nose, but I...
  • Breaking wind news: Silence in court shattered as suspect causes a stink (locked up for farting)

    10/10/2006 8:34:20 AM PDT · by dead · 77 replies · 3,014+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | 10/10/06
    LONDON (AFP) - A suspect was slammed in the cells after he broke wind in a British court then burst out laughing about it. Joseph Wildy let rip and refused to apologise after he had a fit of the giggles with his co-defendants on Tuesday. However, magistrate Simon Bridge, sitting in Blackpool, on the northwest coast of England, was not amused by his interruption. He found Wildy in contempt of court and ordered him to be locked up. After cooling off in the cells, Wildy returned to court 90 minutes later and apologised to Bridge. "He was laughing in court,...
  • From God to Darwin to Synthetic Biology

    08/09/2006 11:50:03 AM PDT · by gobucks · 18 replies · 577+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 8 Aug 2006 | Tom Abate
    In the beginning an all-powerful diety created the universe in six days and then rested. Or perhaps everything started with a Big Bang followed by billions of years of evolution. Whatever explains the existence of life on Earth get prepared for what UC Berkeley calls Life 2.0. That's how the university recently described synthetic biology -- a field that seeks to recombine the basic building blocks of life -- genes, proteins and cells -- in Lego-like fashion to create novel and useful entities. A press release from Berkeley's College of Letters and Sciences quotes Professor Jay Keasling, a leader in...
  • Sybil returns to 'Fawlty Towers'

    08/09/2006 8:11:09 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 33 replies · 537+ views
    BBC Online (UK) ^ | 8/9/2006 | Unattributed
    Sybil returns to 'Fawlty Towers' Fawlty Towers star Prunella Scales is to star at the re-opening of the Torquay hotel which inspired the legendary series. Scales, who played the long-suffering Sybil, is set to arrive in a replica of the Austin 1100 famously thrashed with a branch by her screen husband Basil. The event on 18 September is to mark a refurbishment of the Hotel Gleneagles. It will be the first time Scales has visited the hotel - which is a local landmark because of Fawlty Towers. It is the spiritual home of Fawlty Towers Hotel co-owner Brian Shone Hotel...
  • What are Darwinists so afraid of?

    07/27/2006 3:00:03 PM PDT · by BrandtMichaels · 1,718 replies · 14,577+ views ^ | 07/27/2006 | Jonathan Witt
    What are Darwinists so afraid of? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: July 27, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Jonathan Witt © 2006 As a doctoral student at the University of Kansas in the '90s, I found that my professors came in all stripes, and that lazy ideas didn't get off easy. If some professor wanted to preach the virtues of communism after it had failed miserably in the Soviet Union, he was free to do so, but students were also free to hear from other professors who critically analyzed that position. Conversely, students who believed capitalism and democracy were the great engines of...
  • Rugby's Biggest Hits (Work Stopper Alert)

    07/27/2006 9:23:22 AM PDT · by Fighting Irish · 5 replies · 506+ views
    YouTube ^ | 7/27/2006 | Unknown
    This thread has absolutely no politcal value and contributes zip to the various locations of unrest around the world ... but it make s a great diversion from work for 2 minutes and 4 seconds! "Click Here"
  • Scientists Strengthen Case for Life on Earth More Than 3.8 Billion Years Ago

    07/21/2006 8:08:04 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 235 replies · 2,851+ views
    UCLA News ^ | 20 July 2006 | Staff (press release)
    Ten years ago, an international team of scientists reported evidence, in a controversial cover story in the journal Nature, that life on Earth began more than 3.8 billion years ago—400 million years earlier than previously thought. A UCLA professor who was not part of that team and two of the original authors will report in late July that the evidence is stronger than ever. Craig E. Manning, lead author of the new study and a professor of geology and geochemistry in the UCLA Department of Earth and Space Sciences, painstakingly mapped an area on Akilia Island in West Greenland where...
  • Darwinian Conservatism: How Darwinian science refutes the Left’s most sacred beliefs.

    07/23/2006 8:49:26 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 677 replies · 9,356+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 23 July 2006 | Jamie Glazov and Larry Arnhart
    An interview by Jamie Glazov with Larry Arnhart, a professor of political science at Northern Illinois University, about his new book Darwinian Conservatism. Glazov: Larry Arnhart, thanks for taking the time out to talk about your new book. Arnhart: It’s a pleasure. Thank you for inviting me. Glazov: Tell us briefly what your book is about and your main argument. Arnhart: I am trying to persuade conservatives that they need Charles Darwin. Conservatives need to see that a Darwinian science of human nature supports their realist view of human imperfectability, and it refutes the utopian view of the Left that...
  • Congressman Dismissed For Wearing Spongebob Costume

    07/19/2006 10:58:18 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 46 replies · 2,912+ views
    Weekly World News ^ | 07/17/06 | Mark Miller
    With dreams of establishing his own Bush-like Presidential dynasty, Rhode Island Congressman Kenneth Gurwitch tried everything to get his 10-yearold son interested in politics. "I took Matt to Congress with me," he said. "I watched the national news with him every night, pointing out the people with whom I worked. I even got Matt a personal tour of the White House." But nothing Gurwitch did succeeded in interesting his son in his father's line of work. "Quite honestly, the only thing that excites Matt is watching his favorite TV show, SpongeBob SquarePants. In desperation, Gurwitch decided to try something more...