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  • Denouncing

    12/27/2013 12:48:39 PM PST · by slimjohn · 139 replies
    This is just not right.
  • First Picture Of Captured Terror Suspect Released [Caution: Graphic image]

    04/19/2013 7:22:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 189 replies
    The 19-year old Dzhokhar has seen better days...
  • South Korea Furious Over Illegal Chinese Boats(SUV charged into Chinese embassy in protest)

    12/13/2011 4:48:23 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/13/11 | Joohee Cho
    Dec 13, 2011 4:10am South Korea Furious Over Illegal Chinese Boats Public anger in South Korea has escalated a day after a Chinese boat captain stabbed a South Korean coast guardsman to death and seriously injured another with a knife. The captain is charged with murder while resisting arrest by coastal police patrolling illegal Chinese fishing boats at the West Sea’s exclusive economic zone. In one indication of South Korean rage, a 34-year-old man smashed his SUV three times into a police bus guarding the Chinese Embassy inSeoul. And South Korean headlines today strongly criticized the increasing number Chinese fishermen...
  • Do Indians Hate America?

    11/14/2011 5:39:10 PM PST · by SJackson · 73 replies · 2+ views
    Bad Eagle ^ | November 13, 2011 | David Yeagley
    Liberals want everyone to think that Indians hate America. They’ve well-trained a number of professional Indian protesters, and together with America’s subversive media and universities, there is definitely a distinct impression that American Indians have a hostile disposition toward the United States, or at the least, Indians have a permanent resentment toward the country. The Indian drum supposedly beats out an everlasting drone of discontent. It is a hard image to break. Even though it is not true that Indians hate America, it is true that liberals have succeeded in influencing many Indians through offering them positions on NGOs and...
  • Want Proof of How Democrats Would Shut You Up, Tea Partiers?

    08/06/2011 10:42:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 8/6/11 | Warner Todd Huston
    On MSNBC, John Kerry told us that Tea Party ideas are not “real” ideas, not “factual,” and thinks that the media should stop reporting on anything that smacks of ideas or news coming from Tea Partiers. If this isn’t proof of how Democrats and leftists would use the power of government to quash free political speech, what is? Not long ago, several Democrats tried to once again raise the ugly head of the defunct Fairness Doctrine that was killed during the Reagan administration in order to limit the free political speech of conservatives.
  • How Bad Are Bachmann’s Headaches?

    07/20/2011 11:25:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    fox news ^ | 7/20/11 | Steve Brown
    A campaign spokesperson for presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says a report documenting the severity of the Minnesota congresswoman's migraines is overblown. But, there has been at least one admitted instance of Bachmann being sidelined for days due to a severe migraine and other instances of her falling ill on the House floor. In an article posted by The Daily Caller Monday night, un-named sources described Bachmann's migraines as regular and debilitating, often interrupting her work schedule. Alice Stewart, national press secretary for Bachmann's White House bid, joined the campaign in mid-June, and Stewart says she has seen no evidence of...
  • Guest Post: How Much Would It Cost To Buy Congress Back From Special Interests?

    06/30/2011 11:27:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/30/11 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds How Much Would It Cost To Buy Congress Back From Special Interests? Here's a thought: let's buy our Congress back from the special interests who now own it. We all know special interests own the U.S. Congress and the Federal machinery of governance (i.e. regulatory capture). How much would it cost the American citizenry to buy back their Congress? The goal in buying our Congress back from the banking cartel et al. would not be to compete with the special interests for congressional favors--it would be to elect a Congress which...
  • How House GOP can - and should - block Obama recess appointments

    05/12/2011 5:16:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/12/11 | Philip Klein
    Republicans shouldn't settle for issuing outraged press releases the next time President Obama makes a recess appointment. Instead, they should use their constitutional powers to block him from taking such action in the first place. In his first two years in office, Obama made 28 recess appointments, many of which were of highly controversial nominees who likely wouldn't have been confirmed otherwise. Obama will keep making such appointments until House Republicans thwart him. Remember that when Democrats took over Congress in 2007, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked President Bush from making recess appointments by holding pro forma Senate sessions...
  • How Obama 'compromises'

    01/31/2010 7:48:19 AM PST · by aquapub · 10 replies · 610+ views
    Ever since Scott Brown's stunning upset victory in Massachusetts, Obama has been forced to acknowledge the existence of Republicans...beyond insulting, demonizing and falsely blaming them for everything and excluding them from every step of the process. Now, the "post-partisan" candidate for "change" wants to "work together"...
  • Kennedy’s Death Spurs Calls to Pass Health Legislation

    08/26/2009 8:37:14 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 259 replies · 7,527+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 26, 2009 | By Jake Sherman
    <p>The death of Sen. Edward Kennedy quickly became a rallying cry for Congress to pass health care overhaul legislation.</p> <p>House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office sent an email to reporters at around 2:30 a.m. today, just hours after his death, calling for the passage of health care overhaul. “Ted Kennedy’s dream of quality health care for all Americans will be made real this year because of his leadership and his inspiration,” the statement read.</p>
  • Public Security: China begins gun crackdown to ensure social stability

    03/27/2009 8:01:28 PM PDT · by Flavius · 3 replies · 431+ views
    chicoms ^ | March 24, 2009 | chinese communists
    China has launched a crackdown on gun crimes to ensure social stability, the Ministry of Public Security said Tuesday in an online statement.
  • How music lessons hold the key to brainier children

    09/20/2006 5:48:57 PM PDT · by blam · 93 replies · 3,316+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-20-2006 | Roger Highfield
    How music lessons hold the key to brainier children By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 20/09/2006) Young children who take music lessons show more advanced brain development and improved memory than those who do not, according to a study published today. Suzuki pupils in concert: research shows evidence of early musical learning being linked to advanced brain development Researchers claim to have found the first evidence of musical training being linked to greater attention skills. After a year, musically trained children performed better in a memory test that is correlated with general intelligence skills such as literacy, verbal memory, mathematics...
  • How Did The Chimpanzee Cross The Road

    09/14/2006 4:16:06 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 610+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-14-2006
    How did the chimpanzee cross the road? 14 September 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition. Cautiously, it would seem. When it comes to crossing roads, chimps seem to have formulated their own version of a highway code. What's more, the time they spend pondering a strategy before crossing depends on how dangerous the road is. When some monkeys and baboons cross risky terrain, adult males travel at the front of the group to reduce the risk of it being attacked by predators. This had never been recorded in great apes, but now Kimberly Hockings of the University of Stirling in...
  • "Time Line" (test model only)

    09/07/2006 10:54:12 PM PDT · by Ken H · 51 replies · 851+ views
    FR | today | FR
    This thread is to serve as a file for the known information on the time line, and for adding new information as it becomes available. Please include link to source of your information.
  • How British Names Conquered The World

    08/30/2006 6:28:00 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies · 1,354+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-31-2006 | Charles Clover
    How British names conquered the world By Charles Clover (Filed: 31/08/2006) The biggest concentration of people called Salt is in Stoke-on-Trent, as is the greatest number of people called Pepper, according to a new study which maps the spread of British names across the globe. The number of people with either surname is roughly equal so the reason for this is likely to be that both Salts and Peppers derived their names from people who made pots for condiments in the Potteries, according to the authors of the study, published at the Royal Geographical Society's annual conference yesterday. What the...
  • How Modern Were European Neanderthals?

    08/25/2006 12:05:53 PM PDT · by blam · 51 replies · 1,163+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 8-25-2006 | Hannah Johnson
    Contact: Hannah Johnson hannah.johnson@bristol.ac.uk 44-117-928-8896 University of Bristol How modern were European Neanderthals? Neandertals were much more like modern humans than had been previously thought, according to a re-examination of finds from one of the most famous palaeolithic sites in Europe by Bristol University archaeologist, Professor Joao Zilhao, and his French colleagues. Professor Zilhao has been able to show that sophisticated artefacts such as decorated bone points and personal ornaments found in the Châtelperronian culture of France and Spain were genuinely associated with Neandertals around 44,000 years ago, rather than acquired from modern humans who might have been living nearby....
  • Could Use Some Ideas from Knowledgeable Freepers

    08/11/2006 1:35:51 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 39 replies · 754+ views
    08/11/06 | vanity
    I could use some help in figuring out how individuals,corporations,etc. might financially exploit Joe Biden's (and another questionable group's) plan to divide Iraq into 3 balkanized countries with one EU-like capitol in Baghdad, and "an equitable share of the oil revenues". I scent a big-ass weasel in the woodpile ! Who would gain-financially-from such a division,and how ? I'd appreciate any (non-political)ideas you might suggest.(I already dislike Biden,so I don't need schooling in that !)
  • How To Tell Earthlings That Martian Life Is Here

    08/01/2006 2:31:56 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 1,009+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 8-1-2006 | David Shiga
    How to tell Earthlings that Martian life is here 18:40 01 August 2006 NewScientist.com news service David Shiga The Spirit and Opportunity rovers that continue to explore Mars are not designed to search for life. But if a sample return mission is ever sent to Mars, scientists could test for it in the rocks brought back to Earth. In 1996, news of possible signs of life in a Martian meteorite called ALH84001 leaked out ahead of a press conference that had been scheduled by NASA. This was partly because a high-ranking White House official told a prostitute about the meteorite....
  • How U.S. took out top Iraq terrorist (Bomb finished in Tucson ends a two-week chase )

    06/09/2006 8:26:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 1,007+ views
    Arizona Daily Star (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ) ^ | Hamza Hendawi and Jim Krane
    BAGHDAD — U.S. and Iraqi forces zeroed in on Abu Musab al-Zarqawi over two weeks, tracking his spiritual adviser to the terrorist leader's doorstep and unleashing the airstrike that included a bomb equipped in Tucson that killed them, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Thursday. The first bomb used in the airstrike was a laser-guided Paveway GBU-12, Lt. Gen. Gary North, the top U.S. air commander in the region, told Reuters. Raytheon makes the bomb's guidance systems in Tucson
  • How Locusts Decide It's Time To Swarm

    06/02/2006 2:09:48 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 647+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-1-2006 | John Pickrell
    How locusts decide it's time to swarm 19:00 01 June 2006 NewScientist.com news service John Pickrell Juvenile locusts marching in a swarm (image: Gabriel A Miller) The precise moment at which a group of independently milling locusts loses its chaotic aspect and transforms into a highly aligned swarm has been pinpointed by researchers. The finding could provide a new weapon in the campaign to control the pests which devastate vegetation in Africa and Asia, with dire impacts on agriculture, health and economies. Previous work has shown that solitary locusts can be induced to swarm when individuals in concentrated populations repeatedly...
  • How do you screw up the Internet? By letting the FCC regulate it

    05/20/2006 12:07:00 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 24 replies · 828+ views
    http://www.lvbusinesspress.com ^ | 5 20 06 | CHUCK MUTH
    Remember the Big Bad Wolf? He dressed up as Grandma, hoping to fool Little Red Riding Hood long enough to eat her. Well, that's the same tactic some liberal groups and Democrats are using these days in Washington, D.C., to get government control over the Internet: Dress up a bad idea in familiar and comforting words and hope the American public will be fooled. This very bad scheme is dressed up in the oh-so-sweet sounding notion of "net neutrality." Those who coined the "net neutrality" term are hoping the words will make the public, and especially lawmakers, believe it's a...
  • How to handle unruly children -- spank or don't spank?

    05/06/2006 9:31:24 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 142 replies · 3,851+ views
    email | 5 6 06 | email
    (a psychological conundrum) Most of America's populace think it improper to spank children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have one of "those moments." One that I found effective is for me to just take the child for a car ride and talk. They usually calm down and stop misbehaving after our car ride together. I've included a photo below of one of my sessions with my son, in case you would like to use the technique. Sincerely, A Friend SCROLL DOWN
  • Researchers Describe How Natural Nuclear Reactor Worked In Gabon (Two Billion Years Ago)

    04/10/2006 7:50:32 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 1,403+ views
    Space Daily ^ | 11-01-2004
    Researchers Describe How Natural Nuclear Reactor Worked In Gabon The Oklo natural nuclear-reactor site in Gabon. St Louis MO (SPX) Nov 01, 2004 To operate a nuclear power plant like Three Mile Island, hundreds of highly trained employees must work in concert to generate power from safe fission, all the while containing dangerous nuclear wastes. On the other hand, it's been known for 30 years that Mother Nature once did nuclear chain reactions by her lonesome. Now, Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have analyzed the isotopic structure of noble gases produced in fission in a sample from the...
  • How Africa Became Black

    04/07/2006 2:19:00 PM PDT · by blam · 107 replies · 3,819+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 2-1994 | Jared Diamond
    How Africa Became Black Africa's racial history was not necessarily its racial destiny. To unravel the story of Africa's past, you must not only look at its faces but listen to its languages and harvest its crops. By Jared Diamond DISCOVER Vol. 15 No. 02 | February 1994 | Anthropology Despite all I'd read about Africa, my first impressions upon being there were overwhelming. As I walked the streets of Windhoek, the capital of newly independent Namibia, I saw black Herero people and black Ovambo; I saw Nama, a group quite unlike the blacks in appearance; I saw whites, descendants...
  • How Babies Do Maths At 7 Months

    02/15/2006 11:11:19 AM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 957+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-15-2006
    How babies do maths at 7 months Basic numerical ability predates speech Babies have a rudimentary grasp of maths long before they can walk or talk, according to new research. By the age of seven months infants have an abstract sense of numbers and are able to match the number of voices they hear with the number of faces they see. The research could be useful in devising methods for teaching basic maths skills to the very young, say researchers in the US. The study is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Look and listen Adults can...
  • Army Teaches Troops How to Pick a Spouse

    WASHINGTON - They are the Pentagon's new "rules of engagement" _ the diamond ring kind. U.S. Army chaplains are trying to teach troops how to pick the right spouse, through a program called "How To Avoid Marrying a Jerk." The matchmaking advice comes as military family life is being stressed by two tough wars. Defense Department records show more than 56,000 in the Army _ active, National Guard and Reserve _ have divorced since the campaign in Afghanistan started in 2001. Officials partly blame long and repeated deployments which started after the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and stretched the...
  • How The Bird Flu Pandemic Could Spread

    10/17/2005 5:49:41 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 856+ views
    How the bird flu pandemic could spread (Filed: 18/10/2005) Worst-case scenarioFlu viruses mutate all the time and previous pandemics have originated in birds. It only takes a single virus to mutate into a deadly form. The H5N1 strain is one of the most virulent bird viruses ever seen. Half of all people infected directly from birds have died and many infections may not have been recorded. The new strain is most likely to emerge in Asia, where exposure to bird flu is greatest, possibly in rural areas away from the gaze of health officials. By the time the world realises...
  • How Chirac 'Ordered' His Own Secret, Secret Service

    10/05/2005 6:18:26 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 495+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-6-2005 | Henry Samuel
    How Chirac 'ordered' his own secret, secret service By Henry Samuel in Paris (Filed: 06/10/2005) A former French secret agent has accused President Jacques Chirac of ordering him to run a private secret service to channel ransom money to hostage-takers in Lebanon and Bosnia. Jean-Charles Marchiani, 62, also a former MEP, made the claims at the start of his trial this week for allegedly receiving 1.3 million euros (£880,000) in kickbacks from military contractors. Jacques Chirac Investigators want to know why and how Marchiani amassed several million euros in his Swiss bank accounts. Prosecutors say some of the money came...
  • Rumsfeld: How Would Terrorists Explain Failures to al Qaeda?

    09/30/2005 5:33:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 1,016+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 30, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2005 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld pointed to this week's open congressional hearings involving the two top generals in Iraq as an opportunity for the world to watch democracy in action. Had the tides been turned, he said, terrorists would have had some "awkward" explanations to make. Army Gen. John Abizaid, chief of U.S. Central Command, and Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., commander of Multinational Force Iraq, were here this week to brief President Bush, the National Security Council and Pentagon leaders about operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. At the president's request, Abizaid and Casey...
  • 'How To Beat Your Wife' Imam Must Study Equality

    09/28/2005 6:55:02 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 888+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-29-2005 | Isambard Wilkinson
    'How to beat your wife' imam must study equality By Isambard Wilkinson in Madrid (Filed: 29/09/2005) An imam who wrote a book on how to beat your wife without leaving marks on her body has been ordered by a judge in Spain to study the country's constitution. The judge told Mohamed Kamal Mustafa, imam of a mosque in the southern resort of Fuengirola, to spend six months studying three articles of the constitution and the universal declaration of human rights. Mr Kamal was sentenced to 15 months in jail and fined £1,500 last year after being found guilty of inciting...
  • Dems weigh how Roberts vote will play (“I think this guy really is conservative”)

    08/02/2005 10:54:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 792+ views
    Hill News ^ | 8/03/05 | Geoff Earle
    Dems weigh how Roberts vote will play By Geoff Earle As new information emerges about Judge John Roberts’s conservative writing, Republicans are bracing for a more contentious confirmation process than previously anticipated. But the tougher grilling could also provide those Democrats mulling a run for the White House with a golden opportunity to build constituencies and raise their national profiles. The Roberts vote, slated for late September, could have a high enough profile that Democratic primary voters will remember it in 2006 and 2007, particularly if Roberts is confirmed and the Supreme Court hands down a major ruling on...
  • How To Fix Africa

    07/05/2005 10:16:20 AM PDT · by bd59903 · 34 replies · 1,601+ views
    Rush - Opinion | 7-5-05 | Brent
    Rush just a little while ago was talking about Africa and the effort to fix it. Talked about the live 8 concerts and how they got lobster and stake and got goodie bags with ipods etc. These kinds of things do nothing but help celebs feel better about them selves. There they are yelling at us to give money while they themselves are hording their money, why don't they give their money to Africa. Over the last 40 years the US has give over 500 billion dollars to Africa and what is there to show for that expenditure, nothing. Its...
  • House RollCall Super Rifles export ban(see how your congressmen voted)

    06/21/2005 3:39:43 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 978+ views
    http://www.newsday.com ^ | 6 21 05 | The Associated Press
    The 278-149 roll call Thursday by which the House rejected an effort to restrict gun manufacturers' exports of high-powered, .50-caliber rifles. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the amendment restricting the gun exports. A "no" vote is a vote to reject the amendment. Voting yes were 134 Democrats, 15 Republicans and no Independents. Voting no were 65 Democrats, 212 Republicans and 1 Independent. X denotes those not voting.
  • How safe is online romance?Lawmakers want dating sites to disclose background check information

    03/29/2005 5:19:01 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 47 replies · 2,622+ views
    southbendtribune.com ^ | 3 28 05 | DAVID EGGERT
    March 28, 2005 How safe is online romance?Lawmakers want dating sites to disclose background check informationBy DAVID EGGERTAssociated Press Writer State Sen. Alan Cropsey, R-DeWitt, shown during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting March 15 in Lansing, is sponsoring a bill that would require an Internet dating service to disclose prominently on the Web site whether it had conducted criminal background checks on users. AP File Photo Online dating safetySome tips when meeting people through Internet dating: Start slowly. Communicate by e-mail at first, looking for signs of the other user's behavior. Trust your instincts. Guard your anonymity. Sites often allow...
  • how does this work

    02/13/2005 5:00:38 PM PST · by Dan19 · 181 replies · 2,563+ views
    how | how | how
    how does this work
  • How true this is and whether or not it actually happened, I have no idea, nontheless...(joke)

    01/31/2005 7:54:08 PM PST · by crushelits · 41 replies · 1,633+ views
    crushelits | Jan. 31, 2004 | crushelits
    For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon." In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating: If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics: 1. For no reason...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • How to talk to 911

    11/25/2004 2:55:58 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 66 replies · 4,185+ views
    email | 11 25 04 | email
    George Phillips of Meridian Mississippi was going up to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. George opened the back door to turn off the light but saw that there were people in the shed stealing items. He phoned the police, who asked Are any of those people in your house? George said no. The officer then said that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply stay in his house; lock his doors and an officer would be along when available....
  • Winged Cats (feline cutaneous pegapuss) - How can they possibly exist?

    10/06/2004 2:39:56 PM PDT · by vannrox · 42 replies · 2,796+ views
    Messy Beast ^ | FR Post Oct 2004 | Editorial Staff- Sarah Hartwell
    WINGED CATS - WHAT ARE THEY? Sarah Hartwell Over the years there have been reports of winged cats, some of whom flapped their wings. Is this a new mutation of cats allowing them to take to the air after feathered prey or does the answer lie in poor grooming or an uncommon hereditary condition affecting the skin? As with the mythical "cabbit" (half-cat-half-rabbit) many would like to believe in winged cats which can fly. There are many authentic cases on file of cats with furry wing-like appendages, and in some cases the ability to move their wings, but as with...
  • Unfit for Command- Freedom to buy a book? Not in Kerry's world.

    08/19/2004 6:30:01 PM PDT · by abner · 141 replies · 4,677+ views
    I ordered 3 copies of Unfit for Command from Amazon last week. I am still waiting for them to be shipped. Tonight, on our way home we were listening to Mark Levin talking to people give anecdotes from people trying to buy the book and the troubles that people were having with that. We decided to stop by Barnes and Noble since it was on our way home. Here is what followed: I walked in and Bill's book is front and center as you walk in the door. I walked around looking for the book. Well, you guessed it, nowhere...
  • Christians try to debunk the "DaVinci Code"

    02/29/2004 3:33:39 AM PST · by JimVT · 104 replies · 1,552+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 02/28/04 | Mark O'Keefe
    Christians try to debunk 'Da Vinci Code' By Mark O'Keefe Newhouse News Service After reading "The Da Vinci Code," Holly Jespersen wondered if Jesus Christ did in fact wed Mary Magdalene and father her child, as the novel claims. "It definitely made me question all that I have been brought up to believe," said Jespersen, a Presbyterian who lives in Chicago. Glen Gracia of Boston, a former practicing Catholic, had a similar reaction, questioning the validity of the Bible if, in fact, it was commissioned and manipulated by the Roman emperor Constantine for political purposes, as the book asserts. "I...
  • So How Far Did The Phoenicians Really Go In The Region?

    02/23/2004 8:55:51 AM PST · by blam · 107 replies · 1,380+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 2-23-2004 | Peter Speetjens
    So how far did the Phoenicians really go in the region?In one of the early adventures of Asterix and Obelix, a Phoenician trade ship takes the world’s funniest Celtic warriors from the Gaul’s last village free from Roman rule to Queen Cleopatra in the land of the Nile. Now, of course this is but an image in a comic book, but still, is it possible that the Phoenicians, generally known as the greatest seafarers of antiquity, actually reached Brittany, or even further? There’s no doubt that Phoenicians were well established all over the Mediterranean. Archeological remains prove they lived in...
  • New Freeper needs help

    01/13/2004 4:27:24 PM PST · by erasmus605 · 140 replies · 399+ views
    1/13/04 | erasmus605
    Hi, I'm fairly new to FR, and there are some terms I'm confused about. I have an idea, but I want to make sure I have it right. Bump-does it stand for anything? Ping-Pass it on to the next guy? Any other FR terms I should know?
  • Hate The Bushes If You Like But Mind How You Do It

    12/05/2003 6:48:45 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 148+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-6-2003 | Alec Russell
    Hate the Bushes if you like but mind how you do it By Alec Russell (Filed: 06/12/2003) Many in Europe believe that America after September 11 will not brook an angry word against George W Bush. Well, those days are now over - at least as long as you follow American etiquette in how to hate a president. Mr Bush on the Time cover Denouncing Mr Bush is the latest trend to dominate the talk shows. This week the anger industry moved into new territory with the launch of Michigan's equivalent of the "Calendar Girls". "Babes Against Bush" is a...
  • How much do you hate Israel?

    11/18/2003 5:29:12 PM PST · by forty_years · 8 replies · 227+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | November 18, 2003 | Diana Appelbaum
    How much do you hate Israel? By Diana Appelbaum, November 18, 2003 Home   Search   Forum   Terms How much do you hate Israel? Enough to go every day to www.petitiononline.com and type hate-filled remarks into all petitions supportive of Israel? Somebody out there hates Israel that much. I recently mounted a modest petition campaign, A Call to the King of Saudi Arabia to Recognize Israel. My hope is to shame Saudi Arabia into recognizing Israel by presenting the collected signatures to Saudi Embassies around the world on Israel Independence Day, May 2004. It is, after all, uncommon for countries not to have diplomatic...
  • Leftist Salon.Com Writer Joe Conason Is Joe Dirt

    09/24/2003 1:33:49 PM PDT · by ultimate_robber_baron · 7 replies · 1,597+ views
    The Hawaii Reporter ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2003 | Stuart K. Hayashi
    Meet Joe Dirt Stuart K. Hayashi In 2001, comedian David Spade came out with a movie titled "The Adventures of Joe Dirt." It now appears that the film was about Joe Conason, the author of "Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth" and an editorialist for the liberal-biased Salon.com. In the person of Brad Pitt, you've already Met Joe Black. Now Meet the Real Joe Dirt. His book purports to expose how right-wingers harness the corporate media to brainwash society. Instead of demonstrating such, however, Joe is too busy flinging his Dirt around. In two...
  • How To Keep The 10 Commandments In Judge Moore's Montgomery Courtroom

    08/28/2003 4:49:34 PM PDT · by ranair34 · 11 replies · 399+ views
    BushCountry.org ^ | 082803 | W. G. Peoples
    HERE’S HOW IT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED There is a simple way we can still use our numbers to move THE TEN COMMANDMENTS back to the lobby of the Courthouse in Montgomery. Volunteers should be organized to appear in pairs in the lobby of the Court House in Montgomery day in and day out on a never ending basis. Volunteers will be armed with nothing more than a set of type written notes containing the words of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. It will be the job of volunteers to stand and recite the words ‘aloud’ from memory in shifts from the time...
  • How To Keep The 10 Commandments In Judge Moore's Montgomery Courtroom

    08/27/2003 7:09:17 PM PDT · by ranair34 · 14 replies · 433+ views
    BushCountry.org ^ | W. G. Peoples
    This will be posted on the Bush Country.org website tomorrow. Please forward to Conservative/Christian supporters in Montgomery Alabama. How To Keep The 10 Commandments In Judge Moore's Montgomery Courtroom HERE’S HOW IT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED In the event the ‘ROCK’ is removed and it looks like it can not stay long, there is a simple way we can still use our numbers to keep THE TEN COMMANDMENTS from ever leaving the lobby of the Courthouse in Montgomery without raising a single hand to stop the physical removal of “Roy’s Rock”. Volunteers should be organized to appear in pairs in the...
  • How Hip-Hop Holds Blacks Back

    07/29/2003 7:53:54 AM PDT · by bedolido · 106 replies · 908+ views
    City-Journal.org ^ | Summer, 2003 | John H. McWhorter
    Not long ago, I was having lunch in a KFC in Harlem, sitting near eight African-American boys, aged about 14. Since 1) it was 1:30 on a school day, 2) they were carrying book bags, and 3) they seemed to be in no hurry, I assumed they were skipping school. They were extremely loud and unruly, tossing food at one another and leaving it on the floor. Black people ran the restaurant and made up the bulk of the customers, but it was hard to see much healthy “black community” here. After repeatedly warning the boys to stop throwing food...
  • How Great Was Alexander?

    06/13/2003 6:20:15 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies · 1,838+ views
    U/C Berkeley ^ | 6-12-2003 | Kathleen Maclay
    This intricate mosaic floor, featuring a masked young man from the Greek comic theater, is one of more than 100,000 artifacts uncovered by archaeologists at the ancient Israelite seaport site of Dor. (Credit: Gabi Laron) How great was Alexander? By Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations | 12 June 2003 BERKELEY – Alexander the Great may not have been so great after all. A University of California, Berkeley-led group of researchers is challenging the common history that credits the Macedonian king with initiating the spread of ancient Greek culture throughout the Middle East during his conquest of the region during the...