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  • Nun shocks Church by suggesting Jesus’s mother wasn’t a virgin

    02/02/2017 8:58:27 AM PST · by Morgana · 106 replies ^ | Feb 2, 2017 | rt
    A Catholic nun in Spain has caused outrage after she suggested that the Virgin Mary may not have been a virgin after all. The controversial Dominican nun invited the ire of the Catholic Church who responded to her statements in anger. Sister Lucia Caram was speaking on a talk show over the weekend when she let slip her belief that contradicts one of the key pillars of her faith. “I think that Mary was in love with Joseph and that they were a normal couple, and the normal thing is to have sex,” Caram told Risto Mejideon during Sunday’s Chester...
  • The Day of the Great Battle

    04/18/2016 2:45:50 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 4/18/16 | Don Elia
    Reflections by Don Elia* and a message from Our Lady of the ‘Tre Fontane’ “Neither is there at this time prince, or leader, or prophet, or holocaust, or sacrifice, or oblation, or incense, or place of first fruits before thee, that we may find thy mercy:” (Daniel 3,38). It is the triumph of darkness. The authorization, if not the order, has finally arrived ... to feed hardened, obstinate public sinners, His Most Precious Body, which I provided for Him from my own most pure substance, united in an indissoluble way to His Divinity; that flesh with which He immolated Himself...
  • Adidas Is Partnering With Virgin Galactic To Design the Spaceline's Flight-Suits

    01/16/2016 3:32:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 12/14/2016 | Andrew Liszewski
    Space isn't just the next frontier for human exploration—apparently clothing brands are also looking towards the heavens. Today, Adidas revealed that its Y-3 brand will be working with Virgin Galactic to design not only the astronaut pilot’s flight-suits, but the outfits for everyone at Spaceport America. (For those not familiar with the brand, Y-3 is a fashion collaboration between Adidas and designer Yohji Yamamoto.) ... The flight-suit is made from Nomex Meta Aramid, which is a material very similar to kevlar. It retains some of the bullet-proof fabric’s rigidity, but is considerably more flexible. So while it will help support...
  • Dogmatic Constitution on the Church / Lumen Gentium / Chapter VIII

    01/15/2015 9:49:36 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 1 replies
    Vatican Website ^ | 21 Nov 1964 | Second Vatican Council
    CHAPTER VIIITHE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF GOD IN THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST AND THE CHURCH I. Introduction 52. Wishing in His supreme goodness and wisdom to effect the redemption of the world, "when the fullness of time came, God sent His Son, born of a woman...that we might receive the adoption of sons".(283) "He for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit from the Virgin Mary."(1*) This divine mystery of salvation is revealed to us and continued in the Church, which the Lord established as His body. Joined...
  • Madonna Compares Herself to Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Sparks Outrage on Instagram

    01/02/2015 5:35:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 1/02/15 | Sierra Marquina
    Bold move. Madonna’s been busy on Instagram promoting her upcoming 13th studio album Rebel Hearts by Photoshopping her cover art look onto famous heads like Marilyn Monroe and Homer Simpson. The iconic singer, however, upset fans when she took it a step further and began altering the famous faces of world leaders like civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela. “This #rebelheart had a dream!” the “Like a Virgin” songstress captioned a Photoshopped image of MLK Jr. on Friday, Jan. 2, replicating her album cover, which features her face tied with black...
  • Virgin Atlantic VS43 emergency: Live updates as passenger plane circles Gatwick

    12/29/2014 7:27:25 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | Decemeber 29 | Sam Rkaina
    Multiple eye witnesses have claimed the problem is with the landing gear not working properly on one side. Virgin has confirmed in the last few minutes the plane is to make a 'non standard' landin
  • Venerable Fulton J Sheen -The Blessed Virgin Mary- The Woman I Love

    12/22/2014 9:17:00 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 7 replies
    Retreat by Archbishop Fulton Sheen ^ | Ca. 1975 | Archbishop Fulton Sheen
    Archbishop Sheen preaches about the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • Virgin Galactic rocket plane deployed braking system prematurely

    11/03/2014 7:48:16 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 46 replies ^ | 3NOV2014 | Stephen Clark
    Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane disintegrated in mid-air after two tail stabilizers prematurely extended, federal investigators said Sunday, a discovery that could shift the focus of the probe into Friday’s fatal crash away from the craft’s rocket motor. But the National Transportation Safety Board’s acting chairman Christopher Hart cautioned against jumping to conclusions. “What I’m about to say is a statement of fact and not a statement of cause,” Hart said. “We are a long way from finding cause. We still have months and months of investigation to do, and there’s a lot that we don’t know. We have extensive...
  • Virgin Galactic Crash Probe Focuses on Possible Structural Failure

    11/02/2014 8:18:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies ^ | Nov. 2, 2014 9:04 p.m. ET | Andy Pasztor
    Early analysis suggests that a violent structural failure rather than an engine explosion may have caused the crash of Virgin Galactic LLC’s experimental rocket ship Friday, according to safety experts and one person familiar with details of the investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board’s probe of the accident is just beginning and it could change direction, these people said. But based on video footage and preliminary data analysis, they said, investigators are focusing on aerodynamic forces that could have caused the dramatic in-flight rupture of the craft, which killed one pilot and seriously injured the other. Because some engine malfunctions...
  • Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Flight Test

    10/31/2014 11:41:51 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 91 replies
    NBC - various ^ | Alan Boyle
    Virgin Galactic said its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane suffered an "in-flight anomaly" during a powered test flight on Friday that resulted in the loss of the aircraft. #SpaceShipTwo has experienced an in-flight anomaly. Additional info and statement forthcoming. — Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) October
  • When guys find out I’m a virgin [author is a 26 year old female Christian]

    10/13/2014 3:06:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 395 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5, 2014 | Ellen Burkhardt
    There’s no good time to tell a guy you’re a virgin. First date? Too much, too soon. Wait until the third date and you risk being considered a tease. Second date? Perhaps, but at this point you’re both still fretting over whether or not to eat another piece of bread; delving into sexual histories (or lack thereof) seems a bit extreme. So: There’s no good time to tell a guy you’re a virgin. Even worse? Telling him you’re waiting until marriage.
  • Scientific Proof of the Virgin Birth

    10/02/2014 3:27:27 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 73 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 2 October 2014 | Matthew Olson
    With the Virgin Birth, you actually have more evidence that it is true rather than untrue. We have great historical testimony to it, and there is no proof that it did not happen -- obviously. But there is more. How can it be proven by science? Well, I suppose this depends on your definition of "science". If you refer to that of the exact (quantitative), of course, it could be difficult. But theology, "the highest form of philosophy", does have an answer. And, just as you trust astronomers to tell you about many things beyond earth, you should trust the...
  • Six Absolutely Shocking Details From Suspected Santa Barbara Shooter’s 141-Page Manifesto

    05/24/2014 9:21:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 113 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 24, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    1. The 22-year-old wrote that “the ultimate evil behind sexuality is the human female.” He added that they “think like beasts” and “should not have the right to choose who to mate and breed with.” 2. In his perfect society, Rodger would be the Earth’s “divine ruler,” where he would quarantine all women in concentration camps and then starve them to death.
  • Richard Branson sides with Apple CEO against Climate Change Deniers

    03/10/2014 8:16:05 AM PDT · by dangerdoc · 50 replies
    The Verge ^ | 3/10/14 | Jacob Kastrenakes
    Inspired by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Virgin founder Richard Branson has taken to his blog to say that businesses should begin standing up against climate change deniers. "While Tim told sustainability skeptics to 'get out of our stock,'" Branson writes, "I would urge climate change deniers to get out of our way." Cook's statements came at a recent shareholders meeting, where he soundly shot down a proposal rooted in climate change denial that would have had Apple putting its bottom line above its interests in sustainability. Cook said that those who would prefer Apple do everything purely for profit simply...
  • Biden Vacations in Virgin Islands for Second Time in Three Months

    03/08/2014 8:41:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3/7/14 | DANIEL HALPER
    The White House announced that Vice President Joe Biden would spend the weekend vacationing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It's his second vacation there in three months. His White House schedule reads: DAILY GUIDANCE FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT Friday, March 7 – Sunday, March 9 The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will visit the U.S. Virgin Islands. There are no public events scheduled. And as Geoff Earle of the New York Post reported on December 27, the vice president spent New Year's on the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Claims of virgin births in US near 1 percent, study finds

    12/18/2013 2:56:35 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/2013 | Reuters
    Nearly 1 percent of young women in a U.S. study who have become pregnant claim to have done so as virgins, according to a report in the Christmas edition of Britain's BMJ medical journal. The authors of "Like a virgin (mother)" - whose prose is devoid of irony - say such scientifically impossible claims show researchers must use care in interpreting self-reported behavior. Fallible memory, beliefs and wishes can cause people to err in what they tell scientists. Based on interviews with 7,870 women and girls ages 15 to 28, 45 of the 5,340 pregnancies in this group through the...
  • Virgin America flights allow mile-high flirting: Passengers can send drinks, texts to others

    04/24/2013 12:35:59 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 49 replies
    WKMG Local 6 - Orlando ^ | Apr 24 2013 | Jordan Early
    Tired of striking out at the singles bars? Then you might want to try a Virgin America flight. The airline has launched a new service that allows passengers to send a drink to someone on the plane who's caught their eye. It's done through the airline's in-flight entertainment system. Passengers pinpoint their designated hottie with Virgin's digital seat map, browse the menu and have a drink, snack or meal sent over. Passengers can also follow up with a text through the seat-to-seat messaging system. Virgin launched the service this week to mark the start of its Los Angeles to Las...
  • What if Mary Had Known About Abortion?

    12/17/2012 11:03:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/17/2012 | Rev. Mark H. Creech
    Recently I saw a t-shirt that said, "The Virgin Mary was an Unwed Teenage Mother." That's true and it reminded me of an interruption that took place at a Quebec pro-life conference back in October of this year. says about a dozen pro-choice protestors descended upon an evangelical church where the conference was being held, chanting blasphemous slogans, one of which was a French pro-abortion sing-song against the Virgin Mary: Ah si Marie avait connu l'avortment, on n'aurait pas tous ces emmerdement.s. Translated this means, "Oh, If Mary had known about abortion, we wouldn't have to deal with all...
  • Lena Dunham (Obama Virgin Voter Ad Girl) Wins Glamours 'Woman of the Year'

    11/14/2012 4:03:48 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    Bretibart's Big Journalism ^ | 12 Nov 2012 | by Ben Shapiro
    Nothing says class and glamour quite like comparing voting for the first time to losing your virginity. And nothing says grace and style like winning a national award for doing so. Now, the epitome of class, glamour, grace and style – Lena Dunham, who cut the infamous Obama campaign commercial suggesting that sleeping with Obama and voting for him were one and the same – has won Glamour’s “Woman of the Year Award.” In fact, Glamour labels her The Voice of a Generation. To which the American people reply: we’ll sell our bonds. Other winners include important figures ranging from...
  • Brazilian Student Auctions Off Virginity for Charity

    10/05/2012 10:54:28 AM PDT · by redreno · 38 replies
    foxnews ^ | September 28, 2012 | Fox News Latino
    Call it having sex for a good cause. A 20-year old college student in Brazil is auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder in an attempt to raise money to build homes for poverty-stricken families in her hometown. The leggy Catarina Migliorini plans to give the money from the highest bidder – currently standing at $160,000 from a U.S. man named Jack Miller – to a non-governmental organization that will build modern homes in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. While she insists she is not a prostitute and that she is only doing this to make a...
  • Medjugorje decision expected from Vatican

    05/31/2012 2:28:31 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 14 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 31 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Guidelines date from 1978 - publication linked with Medjugorje? The newly published guidelines were already on 25 February 1978 adopted by the CDF, as William Cardinal Levada, Prefect of the Congregation points out in his introduction. At that time, they were brought to the attention of the bishops, but not made known. The reason was that they concerned "primarily the pastors of the Church" said the Prefect. Why have they now been published? Is the disclosure in connection with the decision still-awaited in 2012 on Medjugorje?
  • Lolo Jones: Keeping My Virginity Harder Than Training for Olympics

    05/22/2012 8:29:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies
    Medal Detector ^ | 5/22/2012
    Olympian Lolo Jones is one of the best hurdlers in the world. She's athletic, she's attractive, she's fit ... and as she recently stated on Twitter, she's a virgin. The 29-year-old Jones, who has won gold medals at the World Indoor Championships twice, but is still searching for her first Olympic gold medal, openly discussed her virginity on HBO's "Real Sports," in an episode that airs on Tuesday night. "It's just something, a gift I want to give to my husband," she told Mary Carillo. "But please understand: This journey has been hard. It's the hardest thing I've ever done...
  • Virgin Galactic is coming … but how will space tourism work?

    04/11/2012 5:35:15 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 6 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 04/11/12 | Harmza Bendemra
    Ten days ago, British business magnate Richard Branson announced a new Virgin venture – Virgin Volcanic: an expedition to the centre of Earth through an active volcano. As you probably guessed, it was an April Fool’s joke – a very cheesy one, too, as days earlier James Cameron had just reached the ocean’s deepest point, an (actual) expedition that was well discussed on The Conversation.
  • 'I didn't think they would live to see the New Year': Heroic bystanders (Handgun in rescue)

    01/03/2012 6:52:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 2 January, 2012 | Staff
    As many as 10 heroic people jumped into an icy Utah river to help save three trapped children after a car plunged down a 10-foot embankment and flipped over. The rescuers helped turn the Honda Accord upright in the Logan River, and one man shot out the car’s window with a handgun and cut a seat belt to help free the children after Saturday afternoon accident, patrol Lt. Steve Winward said. The driver, Roger Andersen, 46, of Logan, lost control as he tried to brake while heading northbound on U.S. 89 during slick conditions. His 9-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son...
  • The Ray of Hope ....Genesis 3 pt 8

    12/06/2011 11:22:22 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies ^ | 12-07-11 | Bill Randles
    And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.(Genesis 3:15)The setting for this mysterious prophecy is in the garden of Eden, at the arraignment of Adam,Eve, and the serpent. The LORD is in the process of confronting the transgressors, but at the same time giving the man and the woman the opportunity to humbly confess their sin. Each of them refuse to admit their fault. Adam sought to mitigate his own guilt by blaming God and his wife, and Eve blamed...
  • Virgin Megastores recommends Mein Kampf to its Arabic readers

    12/04/2011 9:21:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 11/4/11 | Carl In Jerusalem
    This picture was taken at a Virgin Megastore in Qatar. Note the recommendation on the right. Elder of Ziyon points out that this isn't just a Qatari phenomenon - he found this blog post from Bahrain that Virgin recommends Mein Kampf there too. Mein Kampf has been a best seller in Arabic for years - Lisa Goldman described it as being the first book she saw for sale at Amman's Queen Alia airport in 2007 (she didn't mention the name of the bookshop, but she does mention Virgin in the same post when discussing the bookshop at Rafik al-Hariri airport...
  • Why Virginity Matters

    10/25/2011 1:48:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    I always used to pause at that oft-used description of the saints. The martyr part made sense. But why virgin? To make it a point to highlight that aspect of a person’s life seemed a little…personal. To use internet parlance, it struck me as TMI. I knew that the problem must be with me, and not with a tradition of the 2,000-year-old Church, but I never could figure out why that designation was so important. Then I began to notice something: Our society has lost the concept that it is possible to live a fulfilling life without having sex. And...
  • Virgin America Facing Unionization Petition

    10/24/2011 3:51:33 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | October 24th 2011 | Susan Carey
    <p>The Transport Workers Union on Monday is slated to petition the government to call a representation election in which the union hopes to win the right to represent 650 flight attendants at discounter Virgin America.</p> <p>Virgin America, a Burlingame, Calif., company with a hub in San Francisco, has 2,100 employees and is entirely nonunion. Richard Branson'sVirgin Group of the U.K. has a 25% voting stake and a 49% economic interest in the company.</p>
  • Branson and US officials dedicate space terminal

    10/17/2011 8:56:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies ^ | 17 Oct 2011 | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
    With his usual flare, British billionaire Richard Branson rappelled from a balcony, shook up a big bottle of champagne and took a swig while christening the world's first built-from-scratch commercial spaceport on Monday. Branson's Virgin Galactic will stage its commercial space tourism venture from Spaceport America in a remote patch of desert in southern New Mexico. Branson was joined by Gov. Susana Martinez, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and scores of would-be space travelers at the terminal-hangar for the dedication. It had been nearly a year since Branson was in New Mexico to celebrate the completion of the runway. "The building is...
  • Pay $650,000 to shave Richard Branson's legs

    04/18/2011 1:37:12 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 9 replies
    AP via ^ | 4/18/11 | Sean Yoong
    -- Billionaire Richard Branson's next cutting-edge risk will expose him like never before: He'll have his legs shaved in public to dress up and serve as a flight attendant after losing a bet to a rival airline mogul. The winner of a charity auction will pay at least $650,000 for the honor, according to Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia. The Virgin Atlantic founder will hand the razor to one of 160 passengers on a special charity flight from London to Kuala Lumpur that he will personally serve on May 1 while wearing a female flight attendant's uniform, AirAsia said Monday.
  • Branson buys Pluto, reinstates as planet

    04/01/2011 2:16:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies ^ | April 1, 2011
    Richard Branson has bought Pluto and intends to have it reinstated as a planet. Sir Richard Branson is setting his sights on the final frontier in his latest business venture announced today.
  • Cell phone advise.

    03/22/2011 5:34:14 PM PDT · by goseminoles · 107 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3/22/11 | Self
    My Verizon contract is up and I am requesting guidance from fellow freeper friends. My contract is expired. Where to go from here???
  • Overheard locker tot outrage(VIRGIN BLUE Flight Attendant Puts 17 Month Old In Overhead Bin)

    03/06/2011 6:01:33 PM PST · by rawhide · 43 replies ^ | Tony Sheahan
    Angry mum Natalie Williamson with her son Riley. Source: Herald Sun VIRGIN Blue has sacked a male flight attendant and offered an angry mother free flights after her toddler was put in an overhead locker. Natalie Williamson claims she, her 17-month-old son, Riley, and her now estranged husband were on a Virgin flight from Fiji to Sydney, when the flight attendant picked up Riley, placed him in the locker and closed the latch. Virgin has admitted an incident did take place, but claims Ms Williamson's husband was playing a peek-a-boo game with Riley involving the overhead compartment when the flight...
  • Virgin Passengers Not Named Madonna Wait 3 Hours To Get Off Plane

    12/23/2010 4:45:38 PM PST · by Gamecock · 17 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | December 22, 2010 | Marc Perton
    When bad weather forced a London-bound Virgin flight to reroute from Heathrow Airport to Stansted, passengers had to wait three hours on the tarmac before they could disembark. A select group did, however, get to leave the plane after about an hour. No, they weren't disabled, sick or parents with small, noisy children. The group making an early exit consisted of once-popular singer Madonna and her entourage of about 15 people. Other passengers on the New York-London flight were indignant — especially the other first class fliers, who thought they were entitled to special treatment. As reported by the Daily...
  • Virgin Galactic's first space trip could be this fall

    08/14/2010 1:42:37 PM PDT · by GWConservative · 14 replies - ^ | 7/21/2010 | Clara Moskowitz
    Suborbital, private joyrides will cost $200,000 a ticket A private spaceship built to launch space tourists on suborbital joyrides could by flying on its own by this fall, has learned. The SpaceShipTwo spacecraft VSS Enterprise, which the space tourism company Virgin Galactic has been flying on test flights attached to a huge mothership, could make its first drop flights over California's Mojave Desert for glide and landing tests. "There's a reasonable possibility that we could see the first drop flight in the fall, but as always, everything is predicated on thoroughness and safety," Virgin Galactic's commercial director Stephen Attenborough...
  • Prominent Lutheran Pastor: Yes, I Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction

    08/09/2010 6:16:27 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, August 6, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    Friday August 6, 2010 Prominent Lutheran Pastor: Yes, I Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction By Peter J. SmithMINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, August 6, 2010 ( – Rev. Tom Brock is a senior pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis who recently became the center of a controversy after his personal struggles with same-sex attraction were made public. Earlier in June, an undercover journalist with the Minnesota-based homosexual publication “Lavender” infiltrated and exposed Brock's attendance at a local chapter of Courage, a Catholic-run, prayer-based support group for men struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions.  Brock, 57 years old and a virgin by his...
  • Minn. pastor back in pulpit after gay report

    08/03/2010 7:29:41 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 131+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 8/2/10 | PATRICK CONDON
    MINNEAPOLIS — A Lutheran pastor in Minneapolis who opposes homosexuals being allowed to lead congregations said Monday he is attracted to men, but that he's not a hypocrite because he never acted on his urges. The Rev. Tom Brock told The Associated Press he has known for years he is sexually attracted to men, but doesn't consider himself gay because he never acted on it. In June, the Minnesota gay magazine Lavender reported that Brock was a member of a support group for Christians who struggle with same-sex attraction. Brock's church, the Hope Lutheran Church, placed him on leave while...
  • Virgin Galactic spacecraft makes 1st crewed flight

    07/17/2010 8:36:18 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies
    hosted ^ | Jul 17
    MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- A company working to send tourists on suborbital flights says it has tested its spacecraft with a crew for the first time. Virgin Galactic says the craft remained attached to a specially designed airplane throughout a six-hour flight over California's Mojave desert Thursday....
  • Dita Von Teese immortalized on side of plane (with pic)

    06/16/2010 2:16:42 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 14 replies · 1,048+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 16, 2010 | WENN Newsdesk
    Dita Von Teese has been immortalized on the side of a Virgin Atlantic plane to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the airline's direct flights between London and Las Vegas. Virgin boss Richard Branson posed with the burlesque star on the wing of the aircraft on June 15 at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas as they unveiled a large picture of Von Teese emblazoned across the plane. (Von Teese via "Headed out to Las Vegas today.....Sir Richard is in charge, so I'm sure it's going to be fun. Stay tuned!" "I've never actually walked on the wing of an...
  • Next on reality TV: Virgin auction [offensive!]

    05/11/2010 11:13:41 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 40 replies · 970+ views
    Jill Stanek ^ | 5-11-10 | Jill Stanek
    I expect liberal feminists won't mind this, since they support those formerly known as prostitutes: "sex workers." From the New York Post, today: A reality show that promises to sell off 3 virgins to the highest bidder is - to say the least - raising a storm of controversy on 2 sides of the Pacific.... The show is the brainchild of an Australian filmmaker, Justin Sisley [pictured above], and will be made for TV there. But, as of yesterday, the show was set to be filmed in NV. The 3 virgins - 2 women and 1 man - are to...
  • Submergin' Atlantic (Sir Richard Branson plans "underwater plane")

    01/29/2010 12:09:49 AM PST · by Stoat · 26 replies · 1,931+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) / Various ^ | January 28, 2010 | Richard Moriarty
     EXCLUSIVESubmergin' Atlantic  Plane sailing ... Branson's submersible 'plane'   ADVENTURER Sir Richard Branson has unveiled his new toy - an underwater "plane" for a voyage to the bottom of the sea. The Virgin Atlantic boss hopes the submarine with fighter jet technology will explore unchartered depths at 35,000ft Deep pockets ... Branson's sub is set to explore at the very bottom of the sea The Ł415,000 carbon fibre prototype Necker Nymph will swoop 130ft under the surface but Sir Richard, 59, is building a stronger version to go deeper than any sub has ever been.   Branson ... plans sea...
  • The Case Against the Case Against the Virgin Birth

    12/22/2009 11:33:12 AM PST · by bogusname · 34 replies · 874+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | December 22, 2009 | Jeremy Lott
    Every year at about this time, readers can count on a few Christmas-themed articles appearing in newspapers and magazines that question the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ. It really is something to see the wide variety of people who get worked up over this ancient Christian belief. Scientific reductionists -- the Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins set -- will tell us that it's impossible. By definition, a virgin cannot be with child. Certain biblical scholars will be trotted out to poke holes in the dogma, by making points about the Bible passages in question that sound convincing to non-scholars. And moderate,...
  • Question on Isaiah 7:14 -- was the Messianic prophecy referring to a 'young woman' or 'virgin'?

    12/19/2009 3:26:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies · 1,364+ views
    I have a questions to all of you knowledgable Biblical Scholars out there and it relates to the so-called Messianic Prophecy in the Book of the Prophet Isaiah. It is relevant as we celebrate the Christmas Season. “Does Isaiah 7:14 contain a prophecy of the virgin birth of Jesus Christ? Some suggest that Isaiah’s statement should be correctly translated as a ‘young woman’ (not necessarily a ‘virgin’) of his day, who would conceive and give birth to a child, and that this event would be a sign to Hezekiah. It is then further said that Matthew took that text and...
  • Spandau Ballet to be first band to perform in space

    12/16/2009 6:37:55 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 48 replies · 947+ views
    Tampa bay ^ | Dec 16 09 | Tampabay
    Richard Branson's new commercial spacecraft, Enterprise, will transport the musicians to just outside the Earth's atmosphere where they can enjoy about 5 minutes of weightlessness and time to play one hit song.
  • Florida Quarterback Tebow Leaves Reporters Speechless: "Yes I am" Saving Myself for Marriage

    07/31/2009 10:40:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 150 replies · 4,981+ views
    LifeSite ^ | July 30, 2009 | John Jalsevac
    Tim Tebow - Last week Florida Gators Quarterback Tim Tebow's photo may have graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, the same magazine that is best known for its annual "swimsuit issue," but the contrast between the two cover stories couldn't have been more glaring.At 21 years of age and graced with boyish good looks, Tebow is one of the most talked about rising stars of the NCAA; but the football superstar literally left reporters speechless last week when he answered a question during a press conference about whether or not he is "saving himself" for marriage. quot;Yes I...
  • Tim Tebow Admits He's A Virgin

    07/23/2009 8:27:41 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 34 replies · 16,750+ views
    WKMG 6 Orlando ^ | 23 July 2009
    HOOVER, Ala. -- Tim Tebow was the latest Southeastern Conference figure asked for his take on the league's hottest topic -- himself. Florida's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback tackled several issues Thursday during the SEC media days, but the one being talked about the most centered around his personal life. Tebow responded to a question about whether he is saving himself for marriage, saying "Yes, I am." Tebow later repeated at a news conference that he is a virgin. Tebow said he embraces being the most famous player on a team that has a chance to win its second straight national title...
  • White Knight 2 will make four flights at Oshkosh

    07/18/2009 1:31:20 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 11 replies · 500+ views
    wkow tv ^ | 07/18/09
    OSHKOSH (WKOW) -- The new, mothership for Sr Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spaceship will make several low passes upon arrival at Oshkosh to open the Airventure Airshow on Monday afternoon, July 27. It will be the aircraft's first public appearance. The White Knight Two is the aircraft that will carry Branson's commercial spacecraft to a high altitude before releasing it for a launch into suborbital space.
  • Virgin: The World's Best Passenger Complaint Letter?

    06/21/2009 4:25:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 1,671+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 21, 2009
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    01/26/2009 1:52:02 PM PST · by managusta · 50 replies · 2,400+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 Jan 2009 | NK
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    New York Times ^ | December 13, 2008 | Charles M. Blow
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