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  • After disparaging United Nations, Trump and new U.N. chief talk

    01/04/2017 1:08:33 PM PST · by Fedora · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/04/2017 | Michelle Nichols
    New United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, and the two had "a very positive discussion on U.S./U.N. relations," said a U.N. spokesman, a week after Trump slammed the world body on Twitter.
  • A look at ObamaCare's significant, widespread and very real problems

    08/15/2013 10:36:09 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 15 replies
    FOX News ^ | Aug 15, 2013 | By Edmund F. Haislmaier
    ObamaCare is poised to “destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.” And that’s the president’s supporters talking. The dire warning came last month in a letter from three of the nation’s most influential union bosses to Democratic leaders in Congress. “The unintended consequences of the ACA [Affordable Care Act] are severe,” the labor leaders bemoaned. “Perverse incentives are already creating nightmare scenarios.” Specifically, they noted, “the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week, and many of them are doing so...
  • Akin not far off base in rape comment

    08/28/2012 9:24:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 76 replies ^ | August 27, 2012 | Jane M. Orient, M.D.
    Exclusive: Jane M. Orient, M.D., says political demagoguery is replacing science “From what I understand from doctors, that’s (conception as a result of rape) really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.” – Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo. All decent people, including U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin, agree that forcible rape is a heinous crime. Almost all would...
  • Fox News's hacked Twitter feed declares Obama dead

    07/04/2011 2:53:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 251 replies
    Rogue 4 July tweets on TV news channel's politics service go viral but Fox News is apparently back in control Fox News has apparently fallen victim to hacking, with its politics Twitter feed repeatedly announcing President Barack Obama had been shot dead. @foxnewspolitics began tweeting the information to its 33,000 followers at about 2am local time, with the posts rapidly being shared around the internet. The rogue tweets appeared to begin after the account sent a message saying Fox had just "regained full access to our Twitter account". The following tweets all related to the supposed death of Obama, with...
  • In Support of Westboro Baptist [Dr. Terry Jones "burn a Koran" supports Fred Phelps]

    09/07/2010 7:28:57 PM PDT · by earlJam · 263 replies · 4+ views
    <p>On Sunday April 18, Westboro Baptist Church came to Gainesville. One of their stops was a liberal "Open doors, open hearts, open minds," church near us, so we took part of our Sunday Service time and went as a church to stand with them.</p>
  • Ryan Phillippe Confirms Role in Big Valley Remake (Susan Sarandon replaces Barbara Stanwyck)

    03/20/2010 12:47:48 AM PDT · by tlb · 48 replies · 1,657+ views
    Screencave ^ | March 19, 2010 | Krystal Clark
    IMDB only has Sarandon, Phillippe, Bruce Dern and our very own Jason Alan Smith from Do Not Disturb listed as the attached cast, but in Phillippe’s latest interview he revealed that there’s more people involved… According to Phillippe, “I think I’m doing a Western in May, with Susan Sarandon, Billy Bob Thornton, Richard Dreyfuss [and] Bruce Dern,” he said. “It’s called The Big Valley, which was a [television] series in the ’60s, and so it’s sort of based on that.”
  • Washington's Plot to Explode Your Taxes (Re post from this morning)

    06/24/2009 11:20:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 13 replies · 1,161+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 24, 2009 | Peter Ferrara
    Everyone in Washington knows the record Federal deficits and debt are out of control and can't continue. President Obama knows it. The ultraliberal Democrat Congressional leadership knows it. Rank and file Congressional Republicans and Democrats know it. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has been openly saying so. Obama's economic policies, adopted by the Democrat-controlled Congress, call for total Federal borrowing of $3.5 trillion this year alone! The Federal debt is projected to soar over the next 10 years to a peacetime record of 84% of GDP, and to keep on growing past the all-time record of 113% of GDP during World...
  • H.R. 1913: 111th Congress

    04/25/2009 11:06:34 AM PDT · by yoe · 2 replies · 392+ views ^ | April, 2009 | Staff
    To provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes. This is a bill in the U.S. Congress originating in the House of Representatives ("H.R."). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate and then be signed by the President before it becomes law. Bill numbers restart from 1 every two years. Each two-year cycle is called a session of Congress. This bill was created in the 111th Congress, in 2009-2010. The titles of bills are written by the bill's sponsor and are a part of the legislation...
  • Are Catholics Born Again? (Discussion is applicable to Orthodox and Mainline Protestants as well)

    12/31/2008 4:38:01 AM PST · by Huber · 86 replies · 2,318+ views ^ | Mark Brumley
    Are Catholics Born Again? | Mark Brumley | "Have you been born again?" the Fundamentalist at the door asks the unsuspecting Catholic. The question is usually a segue into a vast doctrinal campaign that leads many ill-instructed Catholics out of the Catholic Church. How? By making them think there is a conflict between the Bible and the Catholic Church over being "born again." To be honest, most Catholics probably do not understand the expression "born again." Yes, they believe in Jesus. And yes, they try to live Christian lives. They probably have some vague awareness that Fundamentalists think...
  • Churchill, Hilter and the Unnecessary War (Looking for people who have read it)

    06/09/2008 10:45:11 AM PDT · by prolifefirst · 143 replies · 212+ views
    Book entitled, "Churchill, Hilter and the Unnecessary War" | Spring 2008 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    I'm finishing up Buchanan's book and am looking for people who have read it who: 1) Argue in detail with any of his points. 2) Recommend essays from experts who challenge some of Buchanan's contentions. Just going on what I read in the book, what he says makes sense.
  • Assisted suicides - Process is subject to abuse and unnecessary

    01/29/2006 10:35:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 475+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/29/06 | Editorial
    The U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of the Bush administration's heavy-handed threats to prosecute Oregon physicians has revived the debate over whether California should allow doctors to help their terminally ill patients commit suicide. The fact that Oregon's law has survived the court challenge does not make physician-assisted suicide good public policy. It emphatically is not, for the simple reason that it exposes the most vulnerable members of society – the elderly, the disabled, the poor, the mentally impaired, the terminally ill – to unwarranted pressures to take their own lives because they are a financial burden on their families and...
  • Wasn’t Hamilton-Burr the Ultimate Catfight? The world according to MoDo.

    12/08/2005 9:03:30 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 27 replies · 930+ views
    NRO ^ | December 08, 2005, 8:44 a.m. | By Mark Goldblatt
    Maureen Dowd begins her book Are Men Necessary? with a confession: "I don't understand men." If only she'd left it at that, we could simply add "men" to the long list of subjects into which she has no particular insight: history, psychology, philosophy, religion, economics, literature, art, constitutional law, international diplomacy, and several other topics upon she comments in her twice weekly column for the New York Times. But Dowd had to go and write a book about men and women, and Putnam had to go and publish it, and now it's sitting on my desk, waiting to be reviewed,...
  • Bush Call to Expand Military Powers at Home Seen as Unnecessary, Political

    10/10/2005 11:04:49 AM PDT · by Anthem · 54 replies · 659+ views
    Yahoo / One World ^ | Sat Oct 8, 1:10 PM ET | Niko Kyriakiou
    President Bush recently suggested that the military be given broader powers to deal with domestic crises like Hurricane Katrina or a potential bird flu epidemic, but emergency response and security groups in the U.S. say the military already has the power it needs to provide both relief and protection to citizens, and question whether the president's real motives aren't political. In mid-September, after Katrina and the subsequent civil disorder struck New Orleans, President Bush told the nation that the military should play a bigger role in such major domestic crises."It is now clear that a challenge on this scale requires...
  • "When the U.N. Fails, We All Do" (Incredible.)

    12/11/2004 7:14:29 PM PST · by N. Beaujon · 17 replies · 1,482+ views
    MSNBC, Newsweek ^ | Dec. 13, 2004 issue | By Fareed Zakaria
    When the U.N. Fails, We All Do 'In a sense things got better after the peacekeepers left,' Rusesabagina told me. 'People realized no one was going to help them'By Fareed Zakaria NewsweekDec. 13 issue - You have never heard of Paul Rusesabagina. But if you watch the stunning new movie "Hotel Rwanda," you will never forget him. The movie tells the true story of Rusesabagina, an "ordinary" Rwandan, a hotel manager, who was able to shelter and save more than 1,200 people—Tutsis and Hutus—in the midst of the Rwandan genocide. He is a Rwandan Schindler, who in a series of...
  • The 9/11 Bubble

    12/01/2004 7:30:00 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 14 replies · 676+ views
    NY Times ^ | Dec 2, 2004 | Thomas Friedman
    The Washington Post had a story on Monday that contained possibly the greatest hint to a sitting cabinet secretary to start looking for another job that has ever been printed. The article reported, "One senior administration official said Treasury Secretary John W. Snow can stay as long as he wants, provided it is not very long." Provided it is not very long! Yo, Mr. Secretary, I'd say someone in the White House wants you gone! If I were you, I wouldn't renew any leases for more than a month at a time - or buy any really green bananas for...
  • Mature Human Embryos Cloned (Men Now Unnecessary)

    02/12/2004 3:42:40 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 15 replies · 226+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12 February 2004 | Rick Weiss
    Scientists in South Korea are reporting today that they have created the world's first mature, cloned human embryos -- an advance that could speed the development of new therapies but also brings scientists a big step closer to being able to make cloned babies. Each embryo was grown from a cell taken from a woman, a form of reproduction -- or, more precisely, replication -- never before achieved in humans. There was no contribution from a father.
  • Annan Warns War on Terror Could Boost World Tensions and Endanger Human Rights(BARF ALERT)

    01/24/2004 7:00:56 AM PST · by SubMareener · 7 replies · 146+ views
    World Economic Forum ^ | 23 January 2004 - Davos, Switzerland | World Economic Forum Staff
    United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today warned the world could slide “into brute competition based on the laws of the jungle” and that the “War on Terrorism” declared by the United States in the wake of the 2001 attacks in New York and Washington could sharpen global tensions and endanger human rights and civil liberties. Speaking at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Annan also called for the abolition of agricultural subsidies in rich countries and urged business leaders to swing support behind efforts to meet the Millennium Goals he set in the year 2000 to conquer poverty...
  • AB 458 is Unfair, Unjust and Unneccesary

    09/12/2003 2:32:08 PM PDT · by DesertGOP · 3 replies · 319+ views
    September 12, 2003 | Rick J. Radecki
    Well, for those of you brave enough to still lay claim to the land of the “fruitier and nuttier” as home on the Left Coast—and not yet taken up residence in an undisclosed cave somewhere in upper-Montana—then, perhaps you have heard of the reckless abandon on the part of Gov. Davis for not only signing SB 60—“Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants”—into state law, but also of his latest attack on foster care families and the Golden State’s credibility (or, rather, what’s left of it)—by penning his authorization to a bill that would require all foster parents, and foster parents who...
  • ANTHONY BROWNE: Waste your life, learn to speak a foreign language

    12/23/2002 6:41:07 AM PST · by MadIvan · 65 replies · 2,816+ views
    The Times ^ | December 23, 2002 | Anthony Browne
    We all know le problčme: we are a nation of monoglots, linguistically challenged and so culturally inferior and economically constrained. Only one in four of us can claim to speak in foreign tongues, whereas our chic European chums babble away in a veritable Babel. European governments have lobbied, and the British Government has responded: from 2010 every primary school shall teach foreign. It’s a further good intention paving the road to ruin of our education system. We should shrug off our linguistic hang-ups, and instead of reinforcing language teaching, abolish it tout de suite. Ordering everyone to learn another language...
  • US ready to raise stakes on Iraq arms

    12/07/2002 3:10:12 AM PST · by Quilla · 1 replies · 210+ views
    The Guardian ^ | December 7, 2002 | Julian Borger
    The US government is planning to demand a radical overhaul of the UN weapons inspections regime if Iraq today denies in a formal declaration that it possesses weapons of mass destruction. The Bush administration will ask for the UN inspection teams to be reinforced with scores of new investigators who would be "refocused" on seizing documents and questioning Iraqi officials, spiriting some of them out of the country with their families for in-depth interviews, according to officials in Washington. However, Washington's demands are likely to bring to a head a simmering quarrel with the UN weapons inspectors over how they...