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  • Unearthed: The Humble Origins Of World Diplomacy (Hittites)

    01/18/2003 2:51:58 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 847+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-19-2003 | David Keys
    Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent 19 January 2003 Archaeologists have discovered evidence of an invasion of the Middle East by one of the world's first superpowers, which destroyed much of the region 33 centuries ago. Under the ruins of a 3,800-year-old royal palace in western Syria they have found part of an ancient diplomatic and administrative library, the most important archaeological discovery of its kind for more than 20 years. Accounts on clay tablets describe the region's conquest by one of the Bronze Age's superpowers, the Hittite Empire, in 1340BC. This helped to...
  • Free Book Today: Surviving The Threat: Terrorist Attacks, Mass Shootings, and Dangerous Situations

    06/16/2016 8:23:43 AM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 12 replies
    Kindle Books ^ | Antaeus
    Surviving The Threat is a 21st-century reality guide that teaches you how to stay alive in life-threatening situations. The book's unique advantage is that it is based on an easy to learn three-step process called AIR, which has helped the author survive numerous lethal threats.
  • New edition of Hillaryís book deletes section about her TPP support

    06/13/2016 8:51:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/13/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Never mind. Liars should never write books. Books are a real problem. Because liars always have to be ready to change their stories, and once a book is released, thereís no changing it. The book says what it says, and itís out there for people to read. If you now want to say something different, how do you deal with the fact that your own book is floating around contradicting you? But Hillary Clinton has to change her story because thatís what she does, so the fact that she wrote a book in 2014 bragging about getting other nations to...
  • What are you reading? (Vanity)

    05/28/2016 6:09:42 AM PDT · by vis a vis · 140 replies
    28 May 2016 | Vis a vis
    Good bad or ugly----what are FReepers reading? I always get a lot of good ideas from these threads.
  • 'Screw the next generation': Anonymous congressman writes tell-all and slams 'nation of naive..

    05/12/2016 8:52:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2016 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. It takes precedence over everything,' an anonymous member of Congress writes in a new book 'Voters are incredibly ignorant and know little about our form of government and how it works,' he writes 'It's far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant gratification' One liberal news blogger claims the author is a Democrat 'The Confessions of Congressman X' will be released May 24 by a small Minnesota-based 'vanity press' publisher A new book threatens to blow the lid off of Congress...
  • īScrew the next generationī: Anonymous congressman writes tell-all and slams īnation of naive,

    05/12/2016 9:47:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/12/2016 | David Martosko
    A new book threatens to blow the lid off of Congress as a legislator has penned a tell-all about the worst parts of serving in the House of Representatives Ė saying that his main job is to raise money for re-election and that leaves little time for reading the bills he votes on. Mill City Press, a small Minnesota-based 'vanity press' publisher describes 'The Confessions of Congressman X' as 'a devastating inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own.' 'No wonder Congressman X wants to remain anonymous for fear of retribution. His admissions...
  • Fr. Frank Pavone Releases New Book on Preaching on Abortion

    05/05/2016 1:10:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    tennesseewatchman.com ^ | May 2, 2016 | Leslie Palma
    NEW YORK ó To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of Priests for Life and to highlight its core mission of empowering clergy to be passionate advocates for the unborn, Father Frank Pavone, National Director, has released today his newest book, Proclaiming the Message of Life: Weekly Reflections from the Lectionary (Servant Books, 2016) The book guides clergy Ėand laity Ė through the pro-life themes found in the readings of every Sunday of all three liturgical years. Proclaiming the Message of Life provides an overview of the Scriptural, doctrinal and liturgical bases for preaching the pro-life message, presents homily...
  • Andrea Tantaros: Trump Is Getting 'Disaffected Male Vote'

    05/05/2016 8:45:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    Donald Trump's extraordinary ascension to presumed Republican presidential nominee is the result of frustrated male voters who've been demeaned by society, conservative political analyst Andrea Tantaros tells Newsmax TV. "Look at who's supporting him? It's the disaffected male vote, the men who don't feel like the establishment speaks for them," Tantaros said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." "[It's] the wussification of America. The demeaning of men in commercials and TV. Where did that come from?" she told Malzberg.
  • Rep. Speier Reads Childrenís Book about Transgender Youth on House Floor

    05/03/2016 11:30:26 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 37 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/3/16
    ep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) joined a nationwide day of readings of ďI Am JazzĒ Thursday by reading the controversial childrenís book that chronicles the life of a biological boy, Jazz Jennings, who identifies as a girl. ďAll across the country today teachers, librarians, and parents will be reading the book ĎI Am Jazz,í a childrenís book about transgender youth, co-written by Jazz Jennings, pictured here, and Jessica Herthel,Ē Speier said, explaining that ďlast year legal threats from the anti-LGBTQ hate group forced the school in Wisconsin to cancel plans to read this book to support a transgender student.Ē
  • FR Book Club: April - "Run to the Phantom"

    03/26/2016 12:51:40 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 8 replies
    1pitech's father ^ | March 26, 2014 | R. Ibbetson
    During a national emergency, a liberal Marxist-leaning political leadership takes absolute control of the United States. Martial law is declared and elections are suspended. This leadership morphs into a complete Communist-style government. All dissent is brutally repulsed. Two young university students, Peter Blake and Natalie Biriukova, become active leaders in the resistance movement. They soon fall in love. In time they are targeted by the government and forced to go on the run. A feared and notorious Compliance Officer, Nicholas Snoopczech, is hot on their trail. He is hated and feared by Americans, especially those who are brave enough to...
  • The P-51 Mustang Made a Korean War Comeback

    02/15/2016 4:04:56 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 14, 2016 | S.K. Au-Yeong
    The public mostly remembers the North American P-51 Mustang as the fighter plane that protected Allied bombers over Germany and Japan during World War II. Overshadowed by newer jet fighters by the time war broke out in Korea in 1950, the re-designated F-51’s relative technological backwardness became a qualified blessing for close air support and battlefield interdiction sorties against the Korean People’s Army. Warren Thompson’s new book F-51 Mustang Units of the Korean War focuses on the veteran fighter’s role in Korea, and also exposes the plane’s little-known history with Australia, South Africa and the Republic of Korea. North Korea’s...
  • MEGYN KELLY Lands BIG BOOK DEAL After Bashing Donald Trump in GOP Debate

    02/05/2016 6:59:17 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 92 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/05/16 | Jim Hoft
    Thanks Donald Trump! Megyn Kelly bashed Donald Trump at the first GOP Republican Primary Debate. The liberal media loved it! Now she has a lucrative book deal. Megyn Kelly landed a $10 million book deal this week.
  • Gal Gadot wields a large sword...as Chris Pine tries to lend a hand on the set of Wonder [tr]

    01/18/2016 7:45:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 17, 2016 | Dan Cain
    She's been charged with bringing the feminist icon Wonder Woman to the big screen for the first time in the character's 75 year history. And Gal Gadot was pictured hard at work on the set of the eagerly-anticipated superhero flick dressed as the Amazonian pin-up's alter-ego Diana Prince in London on Sunday. The Israeli beauty, 30, looked to be portraying the character caught between identities. She dressed head to toe in a vintage outfit circa the First World War while clutching Wonder Woman's sword and shield.
  • The End of Economic Man, the Origins of Totalitarianism, a Book Review

    01/15/2016 8:00:14 PM PST · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 01/15/2016 | Tamara Wilhite
    Peter Drucker wrote the first version of this book during Hitler's rise to power. Most explanations for the rise of fascism focused on political reasons or economic ones, while Drucker explains the social movements that made leaders like Mussolini and Hitler possible. It also explains what is (and isn't) fascism, how they hobble their own economies, and the social warpage they create. Peter Drucker updated "The End of Economic Man" in the 1960s, seeing horrifying parallels between the 1960s activism and the 1930s. And while history does not repeat, it rhymes - and this book explains the social trends that...
  • Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs

    01/13/2016 8:37:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-13-16 | Richard Kirk
    A liberal who's been mugged, it's said, becomes a conservative. But what does a conservative become when he's mugged by a corrupt, politically driven justice system? Dinesh D’Souza's latest book, Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me About Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party answers that question. D'Souza now views the Progressive movement as a criminal enterprise designed to pull off the biggest heist in world history -- effective control of the enormous wealth created by America's entrepreneurs. This bounty, the author argues, was made possible by the country's embrace of a capitalist system that rewards industry...
  • ‚ÄúResilience‚ÄĚ is a Book for Everyone

    12/30/2015 9:00:22 PM PST · by newstlnewss · 7 replies
    Olivette Patch ^ | December 15, 2015 | B.W. Durham
    Review by B.W. Durham ‚ÄúResilience,‚ÄĚ the new book by former Navy Seal and Rhodes Scholar Eric Greitens, is an inspiring guidebook for anyone who has confronted personal loss, harsh challenges in their own life, the death of a loved one or emotional pain. That is to say‚Ķ ‚ÄúResilience‚ÄĚ is a book for everyone. The sub-title of Greitens‚Äô book is ‚ÄúHard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life.‚ÄĚ Indeed, ‚ÄúResilience‚ÄĚ offers earned wisdom and insights that can help people forge ahead in times of struggle, and become stronger. But this is not a ‚Äúhow-to‚ÄĚ book. It acknowledges serious traumas that can change...
  • A God Who Hates Women-The painful tale I have to tell-after having lived in Muslim countries

    12/28/2015 4:40:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 44 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 12-28-2015 | Dr. Majid Rafizadeh
    A God Who Hates Women The painful tale I have to tell -- after having lived most of my life in several Muslim countries. December 28, 2015 Dr. Majid Rafizadeh A God Who Hates Women is the title of my latest book, a memoir. I was driven to write it to counter the unfounded claims of many Western pro-Islam or Eastern Islamist scholars. In detail, I reveal how Western Muslims scholars are not educated or informed enough, but rely on fallacies created to give the illusion of wisdom. Unlike these so-called scholars or Western imams, I lived most of...
  • Donald Trump's core business philosophy from his bestselling 1987 book 'The Art of the Deal'

    12/08/2015 10:03:32 AM PST · by lulu16 · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 16, 2015 | Richard Feloni
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he is running for president of the United States. He proclaimed that he is the master negotiator that President Barack Obama and other candidates are not. "Our country needs a truly great leader, and we need a truly great leader now," Trump said. "We need a leader that wrote 'The Art of the Deal.'" Trump's book, first published in 1987, has sold over 1 million copies. In it, he breaks down his approach to deal-making before explaining how he developed his theories throughout his career. "My style of deal-making is quite...
  • Burt Reynolds: 'If you met me in 1978, I'm really sorry'

    11/15/2015 10:11:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 15, 2015 | Larry Getlen
    ... Reynolds' new book, "But Enough About Me" (Putnam), is an unconventional memoir. Rather than a complete and chronological account of his life, Reynolds, the top box-office attraction for five straight years in the 1970s, worked with co-author Jon Winokur to compile chapters about people in his life, telling his own story through the often-wild tales of those around him ...
  • Children's author sorry for 'racial insensitivity' in picture book showing smiling slaves

    11/04/2015 11:35:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/04/15 | Alison Flood
    Emily Jenkins, whose book A Fine Dessert has drawn criticism for ‚Äėmisleading depiction of slavery‚Äô, now plans to donate her fee to diversity campaign The author of a glowingly reviewed picture book says that she has ‚Äúcome to understand that my book, while intended to be inclusive and truthful and hopeful, is racially insensitive‚ÄĚ, following criticism over its images of smiling slaves. A Fine Dessert, published in January, tells how ‚Äúfour families, in four different cities, over four centuries‚ÄĚ, make blackberry fool. Starting in Lyme, England, in 1710, Emily Jenkins‚Äôs story, and Sophie Blackall‚Äôs pictures, go on to depict a...
  • Trump‚Äôs Latest Book 'Crippled America' Hits Shelves (Donald #4 on Amazon, Jeb's Book #9,125)

    11/04/2015 7:17:31 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 11/3/15 | AP
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is out with a new book that reads like a campaign manifesto but provides little in the way of new detail on how he plans to achieve policy goals. The book is titled "Crippled America" and it hits the shelves on Tuesday. Trump is using the book to make the case that he has the experience and business savvy to accomplish things that traditional politicians can't.
  • We Went to Donald Trump's Latest Book Signing and It Was Insane

    11/03/2015 4:43:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Fortune ^ | 11/03/2015 | by Benjamin Snyder
    "Number one, baby," said one supporter. "Donald's the best!" yelled an adoring fan beside me as I pushed my way closer to Donald Trump at his book signing at Trump Tower in New York City on Tuesday. Trump was singing copies of his latest book, Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again, which was released today. A Fortune contingent went to check out the event -- along with hundreds of supporters, spectators and media who clamored together in the luxury building to catch a glimpse of The Donald. And, no, we didn't get the Fortune copy signed, sadly. "Look...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Press Conference, Debuts New Book

    11/03/2015 10:03:26 AM PST · by JoeSeales · 15 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-3-15 | Donald Trump
    November 3, 2015: Republican Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump holds a news conference on his new book, "Crippled America", at Trump Tower in New York. He also criticizes the Fed and Sen. Marco Rubio over his personal finances and views on immigration. youtube.com/watch?v=ZSlXkOX6n3s
  • Donald Trump gave his new book a 'nasty title' (Crippled America)

    10/07/2015 5:30:49 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 48 replies
    Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump has a new book coming out: "Crippled America." The Republican presidential candidate discussed how he named the book at a Wednesday campaign rally in Iowa. "I was going to say the 'Make America Great Again Book.' Eh, it's too nice, because our country's in trouble," Trump recalled thinking. "Then I was going to say 'Greatness in America.' Then I said, 'It's too nice.'" But then the business mogul said an angry photo of himself inspired a harsher title. "Then I had a photographer come up. Then I said, 'Do you think I should be smiling?'" Trump...
  • Hillary has long history of beating up Bill behind closed doors: book

    10/04/2015 3:29:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/04/15 | Maureen Callahan
    Sheís on a mission to be a softer, warmer, funnier candidate ó but according to a new book, the real Hillary Clinton is so volatile and prone to violent outbursts that she terrorizes staff, Secret Service agents and even her own husband. In ďThe Clintonsí War On WomenĒ (Skyhorse), out Oct. 13, political strategist Roger Stone details Hillaryís abusive behavior ó dating back to the Clintonsí days in Arkansas, where Bill served as governor. ďHillary Clinton has a long history of being domestically violent with Bill,Ē Stone writes. ďHillary has beaten Bill, hit him with hard objects, scratched and clawed...
  • Classified CIA Docs Found In Gitmo Prison Cells

    01/25/2012 2:09:22 PM PST · by OPS4 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Judicalwatch ^ | 1/24/12 | Judicialwatch
    Classified U.S. government information was found in the cells of high-value detainees at the Guantanamo Bay military prison that houses the worldís most dangerous terrorists, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).
  • The Rigging of a Synod? Ė The Betrayal of our Families

    09/06/2015 2:07:01 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | 9/6/15 | Voice of the Family
    A new book, The Rigging of a Vatican Synod?: An Investigation into Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, will shed much light on allegations that the Extraordinary Synod, held in Rome last October, was subject to manipulation. The book has been written by highly respected Vatican journalist Edward Pentin and carries the endorsement of Wilfrid Fox Cardinal Napier, Archbishop of Durban. Cardinal Napier is one of the fifteen members of the permanent council of cardinals and bishops overseeing the Synod of Bishops, he attended the Extraordinary Synod and was a member of the committee that drafted the...
  • Obama Summer Book List Includes Doomsday Climate Change Extinction Book

    08/13/2015 12:53:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/13/15 | Charlie Spiering
    The White House has released a list of books that President Obama is expected to read during his two week vacation with family members. The list includes the Pulitzer Prize winning book ďThe Sixth ExtinctionĒ by Elizabeth Kolbert. It predicts an upcoming devastating extinction like the one that wiped out the dinosaurs. This disaster, the book asserts, would be partially because of global warming and climate change. ďWhen we use fossil fuels, we are reversing geological history by taking organisms that were buried millions of years ago and pumping their carbon back into the atmosphere at a very fast rate,Ē...
  • Mark Levin reads from his book "Plunder and Deceit" (audio from 06-26-2015)

    08/03/2015 1:11:37 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6-27-15 | Mark Levin
    Published on Jun 27, 2015 The full book title is "Plunder and Deceit: Big Government's Exploitation of Young People and the Future"
  • What animal lovers will hate about the new Dr. Seuss book

    07/28/2015 7:13:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rene Lynch
    The new Dr. Seuss book "What Pet Should I Get?" is about two children who go to a pet store to buy a pet. That was a commonplace event back in the 1950s or early 1960s, when Dr. Seuss is believed to have written the long-lost book, but it's discouraged today. Which is why the new book comes with a remarkable addendum: A publisher's note urging children to walk on by the pet store and adopt from an animal shelter. But animal rights activist Ingrid Newkirk, the founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said it's not enough...
  • Why it's important to buy Ted Cruz's book today or tomorrow, if you intend to buy it (Vanity)

    06/29/2015 7:33:35 PM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 36 replies
    6-29-2015 | Me
    If you intend to buy Ted Cruz's new book, "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America," then today or tomorrow (6/29 or 6/30) is the absolute best time to do it. It will be released tomorrow, 6/30, and its "numbers" will be counted at that point. On Amazon, with pre-orders, it has already reached #1 in Political Leader Biographies, but it's only #143 in all books. The bigger Ted's book's numbers are, the more press it will get, and the better it makes him look overall. If his book rockets upward in the next couple of days, that...
  • By the People, A Book Review

    06/27/2015 4:16:03 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 06/27/2015 | Tamara Wilhite
    What does Mr. Murray say we can do to take back our freedoms, when the legislature and courts do nothing?
  • Chelsea Clinton book 'It's Your World' coming

    05/20/2015 10:32:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    AP ^ | May 20, 2015
    Another Clinton is becoming an author: Chelsea. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has a deal with Penguin Young Readers for "It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!" the publisher announced Wednesday.
  • Hitlerland: a book review

    05/15/2015 10:14:49 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 30 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 15 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    There have been two times in our history in which Americans have been firsthand witnesses to the destruction of a republican government and its replacement with a fascist system. The first of these was in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s; the second we are seeing here and now. As you read Hitlerland, by journalist Andrew Nagorski, the parallels between the two sets of events can appear to be quite uncanny. Indeed, today's American Left, the progressives and the social justice warriors and the rest, bear an eerie resemblance to the Nazis who came to power out of the decaying...
  • Texas History Book Reccommendation

    05/12/2015 11:17:35 AM PDT · by Altariel · 26 replies
    Do you have a recommendation for a good book on Texas history?
  • A medieval prayer wheel surfaces, but how it was used is anyoneís guess

    05/04/2015 1:54:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Crux Now ^ | May 3, 2015 | David Van Bieman
    NEW YORK ó†The directions, if a little stilted, look familiar: ďThe Order Of The Diagram Written Here Teaches The Return Home.ĒThink Parcheesi or Sorry.But then think again. The board is not cardboard or plastic; itís 1,035-year-old vellum. And there are no dice ó just prayers.Care to play?In April, Manhattanís Les Enluminures Gallery, a dealer in medieval manuscripts, put a book on sale with a first page so rare that only five of its kind are known to exist. In fact, the book itself is rare, with a massive ancient carved-oak cover and sturdy clasps of worked copper. Dating back...
  • The Devil is Real ("Manual for Spiritual Warfare")

    04/07/2015 4:58:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 3, 2015 | RUSSELL SHAW
    Is the devil real? Here is Msgr. Ronald Knox on that: ďIt is stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil, when he is the only explanation of it.Ē Monsignor Knox, eminent British convert, author, retreat master and translator of the Bible, may have been indulging in irony. But irony doesnít change the fact that the devil and his demonic associates exist. I came across the Knox quote in Manual for Spiritual Warfare, newly published by Tan Books and edited by Paul Thigpen. ďLike it or not,Ē Thigpen begins his thoughtful introduction, ďYou are at...
  • APNewsBreak: AG says Bible canít be official Tennessee book

    04/13/2015 11:34:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2015 8:33 PM EDT | Erik Schelzig
    Tennessee's attorney general says a bill seeking to make the Bible the state's official book would violate separation of church and state provisions in the federal and state constitutions. (Attorney General Herbert) Slatery in the opinion cites the provision in the Tennessee Constitution that states that ďno preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religion establishment or mode of worship.Ē Ö
  • Hillary bloodied Bill Clinton...after learning of Monica Lewinsky affair

    04/07/2015 11:45:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-6-15 | Dave Boyer
    Just as Hillary Rodham Clinton is preparing to launch her presidential campaign, a new behind-the-scenes book about life at the White House is providing a fresh look at her bitter fights with husband-President Bill Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, including a bloody clash in the first coupleís bedroom. ďThere was blood all over the president and first ladyís bed,Ē writes former White House reporter Kate Anderson Brower. ďA member of the residence staff got a frantic call from the maid who found the mess. Someone needed to come quickly and inspect the damage. The blood was Bill ClintonĎs. The...
  • Reports: Card. Baldisseri ordered interception of copies of book mailed to Synod participants

    02/27/2015 7:01:29 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 5 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | 2/25/15 | Carl E. Olson
    Both Kath.net and Edward Pentin are reporting that Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, head of secretariat of the synod of bishops, ordered the interception of over a hundred copies of the book Remaining in the Truth of Christ, which had been mailed to participants in last Octoberís Extraordinary Synod... ...Pentin further reports that the books were apparently destroyed after being taken... ...Third, it raises serious questions about the motives and leadership of Cardinal Baldisseri, who has already gone on record with some contentious statements apparently aimed at those defending Church teaching on marriage, divorce, remarriage, and Communion. A month ago, he made...
  • The christianaudio FREE Audiobook of the Month ["Everyone's a Theologian" by RC Sproul]

    02/25/2015 1:01:42 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    ChristianAudio.com ^ | 2014/15 | RC Sproul
    Yes, everyone is a theologian. R.C. Sproul offers a detailed explanation of the importance and role that theology plays in the Christian life. In his usual manner, he is able to make complex subjects easy to understand. This significant theology introduction will aid any believer to apply Christian truths in their walk with Christ.
  • Five Cardinals Book stolen from participantsí mailboxes at last yearís Synod on Family

    02/25/2015 8:09:33 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | 2/25/15 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I have wanted to write about this for soooooo long now. Kathnet broke this, in German HERE. Remember the Five Cardinals Bookô? Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church helped to turn the tide Ė in a good way Ė during last Octoberís Synod of Bishops... ...It contains essays of five cardinals, of the archbishop secretary of the Vatican congregation for the Oriental Churches, and of three scholars direct at the notions suggested by Walter Card. Kasper in the opening discourse of the consistory in February 2014. It blew the Kasper proposals and arguments...
  • Gun found inside book donated to Maine Goodwill store

    02/05/2015 11:35:16 AM PST · by aimhigh · 54 replies
    KTVL News10 ^ | 02/05/2015 | AP
    Workers at a Maine Goodwill store got quite a shock when they opened a donated book: They found a gun inside. . . The book was actually a small safe and inside was a .31-caliber black powder pistol. Detective Dorothy Small says the department is turning to social media to try and find the gun's owner.
  • Fabricated: 'I did not go to heaven'

    01/24/2015 11:38:38 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 9 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | January 23, 2015 | David Roach
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources' decision to stop selling a discredited book about a 6-year-old's supposed vision of heaven is being cited as a reminder that followers of Jesus should rely on the Bible rather than subjective experience for their knowledge of the afterlife. "Anytime you step away from the clear, revelatory, propositional statements of Scripture into your own experience, then you open yourself to every kind of weird existential idea out there," Chris Osborne, a Texas pastor who believes books like Malarkey's are unbiblical, told Baptist Press. "We want people bound to truth, not to what they feel...
  • Cameroon says Chad to send large military contingent to fight Boko Haram ( Nigeria )

    01/18/2015 8:40:50 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 15, 2015
    Chad will send a large number of troops to neighboring Cameroon to help it fight increasing incursions from Boko Haram Islamist militants attacking from Nigeria ... Biya has called for international military help to fight the Islamist militant group that has seized swathes of northern Nigeria and is threatening neighbors who share borders with the northeastern zones occupied by the group. Boko Haram, which aims to carve out an Islamist state in northern Nigeria, has stepped up attacks in the region as Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy, prepares for a crucial Feb. 14 presidential election. The group has also carried out...
  • Boy Says He Didn't Go To Heaven; Publisher Says It Will Pull Book

    01/15/2015 10:59:39 PM PST · by LucyT · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | January 15, 201510:20 PM ET | Bill Chappell
    Nearly five years after it hit bestseller lists, a book that purported to be a six-year-old boy's story of visiting angels and heaven after suffering a bad car crash is being pulled from shelves. The young man at the center of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story was all made up. "I did not die. I did not go to Heaven," Alex Malarkey wrote. He continued, "I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never...
  • 'America's Bitter Pill' Makes Case For Why Health Care Law 'Won't Work'

    01/06/2015 4:25:18 PM PST · by Theoria · 9 replies
    Fresh Air ^ | 05 Jan 2015 | NPR
    While reporting on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, journalist Steven Brill was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition that required heart surgery. "There I was: a reporter who had made hospital presidents and hospital executives and health care executives and insurance executives sweat because I asked them all kinds of questions about their salaries and about their profit margins," Brill tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "And now I was lying on a gurney in a hospital in real fear of my life." Brill had a bubble on his heart that the doctors said had a 15 to 17 percent...
  • Hillary novel: Bows out of 2016 race, Rachel Maddow wins presidency

    12/16/2014 1:31:58 PM PST · by God'sgrrl · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2014 | BY PAUL BEDARD
    It was just a matter of time. After living in the spotlight for 22 years and inching toward another presidential bid, Hillary Clinton is finally the subject of a full-length novel.
  • America's Getting Less White, and That Will Save It

    12/07/2014 12:43:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 160 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 6, 2014 | William H. Frey
    America reached an important milestone in 2011. That occurred when, for the first time in the history of the country, more minority babies than white babies were born in a year. Soon, most children will be racial minorities: Hispanics, blacks, Asians, and other nonwhite races. And, in about three decades, whites will constitute a minority of all Americans ... This milestone signals the beginning of a transformation from the mostly white baby boom culture that dominated the nation during the last half of the twentieth century to the more globalized, multiracial country that the United States is becoming ...
  • Abbas' book reveals: The 'Nazi-Zionist plot' of the Holocaust

    11/25/2014 5:33:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    ynet ^ | 11/25/14 | Ronen Bergman
    "The Zionist movement did not send any assistance, financial or otherwise, for the victims of Nazism and it did not allow any other side to provide any kind of aid. The Zionist movement concealed the information that came from within the ghetto walls and concentration camps, news that shed light on what was really happening. If it had to publish anything, it did so by questioning that information and diminishing its importance." "Zionism adopted the Nazi selection principle, when it went to save Jews from the slaughter. It made itself the ultimate arbiter regarding Jewish life, deciding who deserves to...