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  • Giving the Palestinians a state

    05/14/2016 3:31:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Primack Channel ^ | 14/5/16 | Eleutheria5
    GSM31 will be out of town on Thursday, so we recorded this early.
  • Slate Says If You Don't Get Naked You're a Baby

    12/04/2015 5:39:34 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    Freep | 12/04/2015 | Charles O'Connell
     Slate's Mark Joseph Stern writes that "If You Are Not Comfortable Being Naked Around Other People, You Are Not an Adult" As a Little Child, My Pants Were Pulled Down. I'm age three. It's about 4:30 in the afternoon, in late July or early August. The little rectangular swimming pool is rectangular, it's dark green, heavy canvas-plastic mounted on white metal tubing with white plastic caps on the ends on the ground. There are little, elongated red rectangular seats in the corners. The pool is in the shadow of bushes from a neighboring yard to the west. I'm in the west end of the pool, facing...
  • Dignitas Personae

    12/12/2008 12:06:09 PM PST · by annalex · 32 replies · 716+ views
    The Vatican ^ | 12.12.2008 | The Roman Curia
    Regarding the Instruction Dignitas PersonaeAim In recent years, biomedical research has made great strides, opening new possibilities for the treatment of disease, but also giving rise to serious questions which had not been directly treated in the Instruction Donum vitae (22 February 1987).  A new Instruction, which is dated 8 September 2008, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, seeks to provide some responses to these new bioethical questions, as these have been the focus of expectations and concerns in large sectors of society.  In this way, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith seeks both...
  • Clarence Thomas invokes comparison to slavery in raging gay-marriage dissent

    06/26/2015 11:25:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 26, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday wrote a fiery dissent in response to the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry.
  • On Demanding Dignity

    05/15/2015 9:03:04 AM PDT · by all the best · 2 replies ^ | April 23, 2015 | Robert Ringer
    How does one acquire self-respect? Through personal virtuosity. In other words, dignity is derived from within. And from self-respect flows the respect of others — as a natural consequence. Put another way, whereas civility has to do with how you treat others, dignity has to do with how you treat yourself. Sorry, activist sociopaths, but you don’t have a right to be treated with dignity. You do, however, have a right to possess dignity. Demanding dignity from others is the ultimate self-delusion. If being treated with dignity is genuinely important to you, the most efficient way to bring that about...
  • Concerns about Cremation: Some Very Strange Practices Are Emerging

    03/18/2015 7:30:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 118 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-17-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Concerns about Cremation: Some Very Strange Practices Are Emerging By: Msgr. Charles PopeSome years ago, the Church gave wider permission for cremation and also lifted traditional restrictions on having cremated remains present in the church for funeral Masses. All of this is pastorally understandable. Very few if any people these days choose cremation for the reasons it had traditionally been forbidden, namely as a denial of the resurrection of the body. Generally the reasons chosen are economic, due to the increasingly high cost of traditional burial and the difficulty, especially in urban areas, of finding room for large cemeteries. The basic norms from the church...
  • What does Rand Paul mean when he speaks of "dignity?" - Is it a buzzword for "social justice?"

    12/20/2014 3:58:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    December 20, 2014
    Does Rand Paul classify himself as a "free-thinker?" I was looking around to see how he might be associated with that atheist/agnostic group and the word "dignity" came up in the first piece below [that uses the term free-thinker]. So I search "Rand Paul" and "dignity" and found that he uses that word in his speeches. So just wondering what anyone knows about his religious leanings other than his traditional association with the Episcopal church. And does he use "dignity" as a euphemism for "social justice" - "getting along" - as a liberal-libertarian stand in [REPLACEMENT] for religion [Islam, Judaism,...
  • From the work of their hands [Haitian entrepreneurs embrace work over charity]

    02/10/2014 2:21:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 2/22/14 | Mindy Belz
    It’s 8:30 in the morning and Papillon Enterprise is a hive. The gift shop has customers and two cashiers at the counter, the café is thrumming with smoothie and espresso preparations. But these are just window dressing. The real industry is in backroom workshops, where Papillon employs about 200 artisans, many of them already bent over tables, busy with their craft... HAITI IS SYNONYMOUS WITH POVERTY. It’s the place where white people go to do good deeds—and penance for the African slave trading that birthed this island nation. Its economic successes historically have been mostly for the benefit of others......
  • Is Nothing Sacred? Apparently Not. Reflecting on Another Absurdity in the News

    03/05/2012 11:49:54 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 4, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    We live in a culture where, increasingly, any sense of the sacred is being lost. The thought that something could be sacred, special, holy, or somehow “off-limits” is bewildering to many. Indeed many secularists consider those who do see some things as sacred, to be stuffy and somehow arrogant. There are many in our culture who defend the rights of others to burn the flag, ridicule religious symbols (e.g. the cross submerged in urine some years back in a noted “art” museum), and even applaud when, a couple years back, homosexual activists desecrated the Body of Christ by stomping on...
  • New Yorkers May Continue Drinking Enormous Sodas For Now

    07/30/2013 12:14:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/30/2013 | Dan Amira
    Mayor Bloomberg's attempt to prohibit certain large sugary drinks from being sold by certain city purveyors was dealt a blow this morning when an appellate court upheld a previous decision — by a judge named Milton Tingling, you may recall — striking down the ban. Both Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley had said in May they were "confident" that Tingling's ruling would be overturned. The case can still be appealed to the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court. DaIn a unanimous decision, the court declared today that the ban "violated the state principle of separation of powers," Reuters...
  • School forces all girls to lesbian kiss (Boys get lessons in how to spot 'sluts')

    04/24/2013 11:02:14 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 75 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 24, 2013 | Chelsea Schilling
    Outraged parents say a New York middle school instructed young female students to ask one another for a lesbian kiss – and boys learned how to spot young sluts – in an anti-bullying presentation on gender identity and sexual orientation, according to Fox News’ Todd Starnes. According to Starnes’ Report, the children attended a special April 11 health class taught by college students at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, N.Y. Parents say they were not notified of the presentation. The students were introduced to terms such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer.” Some of the young female students said they...
  • Humility or undignified impropriety ?

    04/05/2013 10:54:12 AM PDT · by Vermont Crank
    Priesthood ^ | late 19th century | Poe Saint Pius X
    Dignity and Propriety In order never to be guilty of any disedifying act, the priest must regulate his actions, his movements and his habits in harmony with the sublimity of his vocation. He who on the altar almost ceases to be mortal and takes on a Divine form, remains always the same even when he comes down from the holy hill and leaves the temple of the Lord. Wherever he is, wherever he goes, he never ceases to be a priest and the serious reasons which compel him always to be grave and becoming accompany him with his dignity everywhere....
  • Nancy Pelosi it would be undignified to cut her pay

    03/05/2013 1:03:48 PM PST · by mbarker12474 · 29 replies
    Mediaite website ^ | 16 February 2013 | Josh Feldman on Mediaite website
    Nancy Pelosi Against Congressional Pay Cuts: We Need ‘Dignity Of The Job That We Have Rewarded’ by Josh Feldman | 4:42 pm, February 16th, 2013 » 154 comments ..... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi came out firmly opposed to cutting lawmakers’ pay, saying it would be beneath the dignity of members of Congress. Pelosi told reporters on Thursday that allowing the automatic cuts should be “out of the question,” and responded to a question about whether members of Congress would be willing to accept a pay cut. “I don’t think we should do it; I think we should respect the...
  • First Flotilla Ship En Route to Gaza

    06/30/2011 12:44:53 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    The first of this year’s Freedom Flotilla 2 ships set sail for confrontation with Israel's navy Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. A French ship called 'Dignity' decided to skip the rendezvous with the other vessels participating in the Gazaflotilla on Saturday and opted to sail directly for Gazainstead. Flotilla organizers, maintaining 'operational security,' refused to officially confirm the ship is approaching the region. Jordanian activists earlier this week said they purchased an additional ship for $805,000 to represent the Arab world after the infamous IHH sponsored Mavi Marmara was refused sailing permits by Turkey's government. During the 2010 flotilla self-described...
  • America Lost A Hero Last Week

    01/10/2011 6:36:16 PM PST · by SterlingSilver · 8 replies
    Orlando Political Press ^ | January 10, 2011 | Tom Tillison
    America lost a hero this past week, did you notice? His name was Richard “Dick” Winters, the Easy Company commander whose World War II exploits were made famous by the book and television miniseries “Band of Brothers”. Winters became the leader of Company E, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division on D-Day, after the death of the company commander during the invasion of Normandy. When people asked him if he was a hero, he liked to answer the way his World War II buddy, Mike Ranney, did. “No,” Ranney said. “But I served in a company of heroes.”
  • Bush says he won’t criticize Obama

    11/05/2010 2:53:04 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 69 replies
    Hot Air ^ | NOVEMBER 4, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    George W. Bush has come out of his self-imposed media blackout to promote his new book, Decision Points, which goes into full release on November 9th. Oprah Winfrey will air a pretaped interview with the former President on that day, but has a preview of the appearance out already, via The Right Scoop. In this clip, Bush tells Winfrey that he refrains from opining on Barack Obama’s performance because he wants to treat the current President the way he wished other former Presidents had treated him. Also, he elects to stay out of the “swamp” of punditry when Winfrey asks...
  • Power of the Market - Welfare

    09/09/2010 1:53:34 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Milton Friedman
    Friedman at his best. Watch: Milton Friedman explains the dynamics of welfare.
  • Charlie did it to himself

    08/25/2010 3:46:39 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 25, 2010 | Editorial
    In Charlie Rangel's eyes, every minute of his time on earth has been a blessing for the people of New York. "My dignity is 80 years old," he said, taking a slap at fellow Democrats Monday during a debate with the five challengers seeking his seat in Congress. Rangel even responded to a particularly high-ranking critic, refusing President Obama's month-old request that he "end his career with dignity" at the end of his current term. "Frankly, he has not been around long enough to determine what my dignity is," Rangel said of the baby-boomer Obama. Now, it's entirely possible that...
  • Rangel Criticizes Obama For ‘Dignity’ Remark

    08/24/2010 8:54:18 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 13 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 08/24/10
    NEW YORK (CBS/AP) – Rep. Charles Rangel has shot back at President Obama’s recent comment that he “end his career with dignity.” Speaking at a candidate’s forum in Harlem Monday night, Rangel said the president hasn’t “been around long enough to determine what my dignity is.” The embattled 80-year-old congressman said it was more likely that he would protect Obama’s dignity over the next two years. Obama’s remark was made three weeks ago. The former House Ways and Means Committee chairman was accused of using official stationary to raise money for a college center bearing his name; delaying tax payments...
  • Commentary: Dignified Transfer Offers Fitting Tribute

    03/15/2010 4:54:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 224+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 15, 2010 – I stepped out from the van and onto the rain-drenched flightline, shivering from the cold that seemed to whip straight through my wool coat. I had traveled to Dover Air Force Base, Del., in late February to write stories about the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center. I wasn’t supposed to start working until morning, but I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to witness an event known as a dignified transfer, which marks the return of a servicemember who has died while supporting a combat operation overseas to U.S. soil. I looked up...
  • Air Force Mortuary Ensures Dignity, Honor for Fallen

    03/08/2010 4:07:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 82+ views
    DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del., March 8, 2010 – Under a deluge of rain, the 757 touched down here late at night, returning Army Staff Sgt. Michael David P. Cardenaz home. He had been killed just a few days before in an enemy attack in Afghanistan. With family and friends near, an Army carry team marched in slow, measured steps to the aircraft, undeterred by the whipping wind. Their hands clad in stark, white gloves, the soldiers slowly moved the transfer case from aircraft to waiting vehicle. Only the sound of distant aircraft and the anguished cry of a loved...
  • Detainee Operations in Afghanistan Focus on Law, Dignity

    01/27/2010 6:18:52 PM PST · by Cindy · 152+ views - Special to AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE ^ | January 27, 2010 | By Christen N. McCluney
    Note: The following text is a quote: WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2010 – A joint task force in Afghanistan is working hard to make sure detention operations are in order, the officer in charge of that effort said today. “We maintain the legitimacy of detention as a warfighting tool, and this requires that we demonstrate our commitment to transparency, the rule of law, and to individual human dignity,” Navy Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward, commander of Joint Task Force 435, said during a “"DoDLive" bloggers roundtable. Defense Secretary Robert Gates established the task force in September to oversee detainee review processes,...
  • Controlling When You Relieve Your Yourself, Not Body Scan, Invades Privacy (Idiots Alert)

    01/04/2010 11:55:52 PM PST · by goldstategop · 30 replies · 1,491+ views
    Townhall ^ | 1/05/2010 | Dennis Prager
    If the government prohibits airline passengers from getting out of their seats during the last hour of a flight, I hereby announce that I will get out of my seat either to escort someone who needs to use the lavatory or because I do. I understand that I may be arrested, but I am willing to make this a cause celebre. Aside from a genetic incapacity to be directed by irrationality, I will make this protest on behalf of fellow passengers who are in pain because of this idiotic rule. What are diabetics, for example, supposed to do? And considering...
  • Bioethics — Tough questions for us all to consider

    09/30/2009 11:22:59 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 1 replies · 632+ views
    Meadville Tribune ^ | October 01, 2009 12:05 am | James F. Drane
    After World War II, the U.S. government invested an enormous amount of money in medicine; medical research, medical procedures and medical technologies. This investment made contemporary scientific medicine into American medicine, characterized by a continuing flow of new treatment possibilities. These advances raised all kinds of ethical questions. Some were personal and individual, others were social and political. Both type questions are addressed by a new academic discipline called bioethics. The first attempt to develop a scientific medicine took place in Greece in the 5th century B.C. It was called Hippocratic medicine. Closely linked with this first scientific medicine was...
  • U.S. Airmen Stress Dignity, Humane Treatment in Iraq

    05/28/2009 4:40:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 381+ views
    CAMP BUCCA, Iraq, May 28, 2009 – Air Force Airman 1st Class Alberto Lopez knew the guy was hiding something. An airman with 887th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron searches a detainee before a visit with his family at the theater internment facility’s visitation center at Camp Bucca, Iraq, May 12, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Thomas J. Doscher   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. He could feel it. The detainee was giving off "the vibe" that three months of working the visitation center at the theater internment facility here had taught the airman to detect....
  • Airmen Cover the Fallen With Dignity, Honor, Respect

    04/06/2009 5:54:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 642+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Shannon Collins, USAF
    DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del., April 6, 2009 – For some, it means red, white and blue. It means 13 stripes for the original colonies and 50 stars for the states. For the families of the fallen, the American flag means so much more. Air Force Staff Sgt. Star Samuels hangs up a freshly pressed U.S. flag March 31, 2009, at the Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs, Dover Air Force Base, Del. The flags will be placed over caskets during the dignified transfer of remains. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III  (Click photo...
  • Men Receiving Alimony Want A Little Respect

    04/01/2008 4:34:42 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 21 replies · 298+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1 April 2008 | ANITA RAGHAVAN
    ...In the nearly 30 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against gender discrimination in alimony, few male beneficiaries have stepped forward to talk about it. Those who did typically went by pseudonyms or the golden rule of 12-step recovery: first names only. Little wonder, considering the attention that has come to some former husbands of alimony-paying celebrities. "Why the courts don't tell a husband, who has been living off his wife, to go out and get a job is beyond my comprehension," Joan Lunden, the television personality, said in 1992 when a court ordered her to pay her ex-husband...
  • Freedom and Responsibility - Which comes First?

    12/31/2007 7:19:16 PM PST · by BrotherMonk · 10 replies · 125+ views
    Crestone Daily News ^ | 071231 | BrotherMonk
    FREEDOM IS NOT FREE "Freedom comes to us as the fruit of our responsibility. Only after we have done all we can to create, nurture, protect and utilize our duty to care for Life may we possibly discover a moment of true freedom," to taste the rewards of our labours. ...
  • CMU professor gives his last lesson on life (Dare you not to shed a tear)

    09/20/2007 4:07:51 PM PDT · by FormerACLUmember · 26 replies · 93+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 19, 2007 | Mark Roth
    Randy Pausch set the tone early on yesterday at his farewell lecture at Carnegie Mellon University. "If I don't seem as depressed or morose as I should be, sorry to disappoint you," said Dr. Pausch, a 46-year-old computer science professor who has incurable pancreatic cancer. It's not that he's in denial about the fact that he only has months to live, he told the 400 listeners packed into McConomy Auditorium on the campus, and the hundreds more listening to a live Web cast. It's more that "I am in phenomenally good health right now; it's the greatest cognitive dissonance you...
  • Euthanasia Video, Turning the Tide, Incredibly Well Received

    09/11/2007 4:10:59 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 289+ views ^ | September 10, 2007
    Euthanasia Video, Turning the Tide, Incredibly Well Received September 10, 2007 ( - Turning the Tide, the powerful DVD on euthanasia and assisted suicide, has been incredibly well received. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition has sold more than 700 copies of Turning the Tide since its release in April and Turning the Tide has received positive reviews from people across Canada and the US. Turning the Tide is produced by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Salt and Light media foundation. Turning the Tide was designed to change the way secular society perceives the issues of euthanasia and assisted suicide. Secular society views the...
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Surprising Family Legacy: Acting From Principle on Abortion

    12/28/2006 2:11:35 PM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 1,485+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | 12/26/06 | Richard Reeb
    Who is Alveda King? She is the niece of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the acknowledged leader of the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. She has no other claim to fame, and seeks none, but she has taken her uncle’s principles to heart to move in a new direction. Political debate in this or any other free country is governed to a considerable extent by a combination of principle and personality. That is, citizens form parties or other groups and support candidates and causes on the basis of some application of the republican principles...
  • Raw anguish for tiny angels

    10/05/2006 10:22:58 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 29 replies · 1,351+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Oct. 5, 2006
    Raw anguish for tiny angels Hundreds mourn 5 schoolgirls executed by deranged gunman BY HELEN KENNEDY and JESS WISLOSKI DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS PARADISE, Pa. - Dressed by their mothers in pure white pinafores, the little girls slain in Monday's Amish school massacre were laid out in rough wooden coffins in their front parlors yesterday as hundreds of friends, relatives and neighbors came to say goodbye. "There was a war between good and evil in that schoolhouse and good won," Naomi Ebersol's grandfather told mourners by the 7-year-old's coffin, according to a visitor. "He said he thought good won because...
  • General: What Constitutes ‘Outrages on Personal Dignity’?

    09/21/2006 6:20:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 565+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2006 – Detainee treatment and interrogation operations at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are fully compliant with the Detainee Treatment Act and Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions -- at least as best as U.S. military leaders understand Common Article 3, the general with overall responsibility for operations there said yesterday. Army Gen. Bantz J. Craddock, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said “outrages on personal dignity” -- outlawed by Common Article 3 -- is an overly ambiguous term that could lead to trouble for U.S. servicemembers trying to understand rules for interrogations. “In the military, we like ‘tasks,...
  • A Wake up Call, indeed

    06/30/2006 7:19:48 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 24 replies · 808+ views
    A letter to the Editor; Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base: Whom do we thank for the morning air show? Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 a.m., a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet. Imagine our good fortune! Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call, or were they trying to impress the cashiers at Mervyns' early-bird special? Any response would be appreciated. Tom MacRae, Peoria3
  • Bush Knows His History

    06/05/2006 7:57:14 AM PDT · by FreeKeys · 138 replies · 3,365+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 05, 2006 | Michael Barone
    Two weeks ago, I pointed out that we live in something close to the best of times, with record worldwide economic growth and at a low point in armed conflict in the world. Yet Americans are in a sour mood, a mood that may be explained by the lack of a sense of history. The military struggle in Iraq (nearly 2,500 military deaths) is spoken of in as dire terms as Vietnam (58,219), Korea (54,246) or World War II (405,399). We bemoan the cruel injustice of $3 a gallon for gas in a country where three-quarters of people classified as...
  • "A HOUSE DIVIDED" - Pukin's FReeperversary Rant

    05/17/2006 7:47:58 AM PDT · by Pukin Dog · 3,680 replies · 58,259+ views
    <p>It is getting somewhat strange around these parts when not only the President, but yesterday the First Lady was personally attacked by someone claiming to be a ‘Conservative’. Can there be any doubt that there are forces among us looking to drive a wedge between us?</p>
  • Another Racist Liberal Gets a Pass from MSM

    02/16/2006 5:19:39 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 979+ views
    Generation Why? ^ | February 16, 2006 | Jason
    Where is the outrage that was manufactured to run Rush Limbaugh off the air? Is it absent because Gumbel is allegedly black? So just picture for a moment, if you will, that you're watching SportsCenter tonight and Dan Patrick says, "The lack of whites in the NBA makes it look like a welfare office." Think that would get buried like Gumbel's comments? For what it's worth, maybe Gumbel should do some research on the emerging face of the GOP.
  • More young blacks ready to embrace GOP

    02/16/2006 5:27:39 PM PST · by george76 · 119 replies · 4,294+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 22, 2005 | Kaitlin Bell
    Some cast aside traditional loyalties... Adam Hunter, an ambitious law student with bright eyes, an easy smile, and plenty of charisma, seems practically destined for politics... a first-year law student at Howard University, a historically black campus with a long record of liberal activism. He has political ambitions of his own -- but not with the Democrats. Instead, Hunter, who as an undergraduate headed Howard's chapter of College Republicans, sees himself as part of a younger generation of African-Americans. He is ready to cast aside traditional loyalties to the Democratic Party and forge his own political identity. ''There's a lot...
  • 'I'm scared of how I might die' (Death with Dignity Act)

    11/17/2005 10:52:03 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 10 replies · 508+ views
    BBC News ^ | BBC News medical producer in Oregon
    Proposals to allow doctors to help some terminally ill patients to die have been submitted for consideration by the House of Lords. Lord Joffe's bill is modelled around Oregon's Death with Dignity Act. Since its introduction in 1994 over 200 people have used the law to hasten their death. Nora Nicolaidas is settling up. She has put her house on the market, the childcare she performed for her daughter for the last four years has now passed to a minder, and all her bills are paid. But it is not her home town of Portland Oregon she is settling accounts...
  • The Ultimate Fighter Is Good for America

    11/14/2005 5:07:26 AM PST · by HOTTIEBOY · 3 replies · 369+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 1, 2005 | Mike Straka
    OK ... so you're not a fan of Ultimate Fighting or mixed martial arts competitions. I can't say I blame you. Fighting is not for everyone. But if you can get past the scariness of witnessing two athletes going toe-to-toe in the middle of a ring called "The Octagon," you might find a lesson worth passing on to your kids, or one for yourself. Last week, on Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter," a reality show that puts the word "real" back in reality television, aspiring professional fighter Sammy Morgan, a 23-year-old Minneapolis landscaper and nightclub security person, stepped into the...
  • Eulogy for President Reagan (touching reading)

    09/06/2005 11:12:45 PM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 15 replies · 792+ views
    Margaret Thatcher Foundation ^ | Jun 11, 2004 (now: 2005) | Margaret Thatcher
    Themes: Leadership, Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR and successor states), Conservatism, Autobiographical comments We have lost a great president, a great American, and a great man, and I have lost a dear friend. In his lifetime, Ronald Reagan was such a cheerful and invigorating presence that it was easy to forget what daunting historic tasks he set himself. He sought to mend AmericaÍs wounded spirit, to restore the strength of the free world, and to free the slaves of communism. These were causes hard to accomplish and heavy with risk, yet they were pursued with almost a lightness...
  • America the strong - (President Bush should speak to the nation from Oval Office, not from podium!)

    07/15/2005 9:57:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 267+ views
    Hurricanes, turned tropical depressions, swirled all over the North American continent. England was still recovering from a chilling terrorist attack. Gasoline prices stood at all-time highs. And yet the world did not fall apart over the past week. In fact, our stock markets have risen, housing markets remain strong and growing government revenues have even started to trim our nation's deficit. These developments, and the public's reactions to them, demonstrate a major shift in the way the public responds to events. It is perhaps the dawning of a new day. America has joined other nations, more accustomed to acts of...
  • A Matter of Life and Death - From Darwin to Hitler

    04/08/2005 5:59:08 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 749+ views
    In all our contemporary conflicts over the teaching of evolution in schools, there’s one question that nobody asks: To what does the embrace of Darwinism lead? Historian Richard Weikart explores that topic in a book called From Darwinto Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany. Despite that provocative title, Weikart is no sensationalist. He’s not out to prove that Hitler and the Nazi party were directly inspired by Charles Darwin’s theories. But what Weikart does demonstrate, through exhaustive research, is that Darwin’s ideas about the origin of species helped create a culture that devalued human life. And in that...
  • Federal End-of-Life Legislation is Needed (Vanity)

    03/31/2005 9:13:24 AM PST · by Piranha · 16 replies · 461+ views
    Free Republic ^ | March 31, 2005 | Piranha
    President Bush should call for Congress to hold hearings and set up a federal structure for resolving end-of-life issues. Among others, the following issues should be decided and written into law: (a) Should removal of a feeding tube be treated the same as disconnecting a life-support system? (b) What standards should be used for requiring a feeding tube be inserted (i.e., mandatory rather than volitional)? (c) There should be a safe harbor for removal of a feeding tube if certain regulations are followed: (i) The person with the feeding tube should have his own legal representation (ii) A living will...

    03/24/2005 6:55:06 PM PST · by MrBallroom · 128 replies · 2,169+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | 25 March 2005 | Timothy Rollins
    ENDING THE MADNESS by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher March 25, 2005 Now that the Supreme Court of the United States has once again justifiably rejected the pathetic puppy-dog pleas of Bob and Mary Schindler (right) to have the feeding tube of their daughter Terri Schiavo reinserted, they need to just let go and let their daughter slip away from this life into the next. As it stands, Terri is faced with two kinds of unspeakable agony; one, being wilting away from lack of food and water, and the other being indefinitely trapped in a body that has in fact...
  • Terri Schiavo's Passion Begins

    03/18/2005 8:45:54 PM PST · by Grey Ghost II · 5 replies · 541+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | March 18, 2005 | Thomas A. Droleskey
    March 18, 2005 Terri Schiavo's Passion Begins by Thomas A. Droleskey Each of us is called to walk our own Via Dolorosas every day of our lives. Every day is simile for the creation of the world by God and the re-creation of mankind on the wood of the Holy Cross by the Sacrifice offered by the Son to the Father in Spirit and in Truth. We are called to carry the crosses, both great and small, of everyday living by remembering that the graces won for us by the shedding of the God-Man's Most Precious Blood are sufficient for...
  • A Read on the First Lady Laura Bush, Ready to Pick Up The Story Where She Left Off

    01/20/2005 10:19:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 610+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2005 | Ann Gerhart
    Campaigning tirelessly, Laura Bush helped to reinstall her husband in the White House -- "She's the reason I won," the president said. But do not expect any public pronouncements from the first lady about spending her political capital.
  • First lady ponders power of her post

    01/15/2005 2:13:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 1,071+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 15, 2005 | Stephanie Mansfield
    When Laura Bush became first lady four years ago she didn't know just how powerful her position in the White House would be. "It took me a while to really realize what podium I had, as Lady Bird Johnson says," Mrs. Bush said, recalling the reaction from women nationwide after she made her first radio address about the women of Afghanistan. "And, I think, you know, you kind of hear and certainly you watch your whole life — I certainly had a very close view of the role of the women in the White House, but it really takes a...
  • Kid Rock Won't Perform at Inauguration Youth Concert

    01/13/2005 3:00:15 AM PST · by kattracks · 436 replies · 4,283+ views ^ | 1/13/05 | Susan Jones
    ( - Rock artist Kid Rock will not perform at the youth concert for the presidential inauguration, and conservatives are applauding the news because of outrage at the content of his lyrics. "We have been informed that Kid Rock will not perform," said Donald E. Wildmon, chairman of the American Family Association. According to Wildmon, over 100,000 people called and e-mailed the Presidential Inauguration Committee to voice their concerns over news that Kid Rock was invited to perform. Wildmon said Kid Rock's lyrics focus on recreational sex and send a message of female sexual exploitation, both of which contradict...
  • For sale on EBAY: Remaining dignity of the Democratic Party

    11/10/2004 12:48:58 PM PST · by YoungKentuckyConservative · 67 replies · 1,997+ views
    Ebay ^ | 11/10/2004 | Ebay
    home | pay | services | site map Advanced Search  Back to home page Listed in category:   Collectibles > Historical Memorabilia > Political > US > Democratic Party > Other Party Items Remaining dignity of the Democratic Party Item number: 3940565060 You are signed in Email to a friend | This item is being tracked in My eBay You are the current high bidder Important: Another user may still outbid you, so check this item again before it ends. eBay will send you an email if you're outbid.  Time left: 6 days 23 hours  Current bid: US $5.00  Your maximum bid: US $17.55 How do you keep track...