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  • World Series Ratings Off to Worst Start on Record

    10/23/2014 5:58:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 77 replies
    Variety ^ | October 22, 2014 | Rick Kissell
    The Kansas City Royals were a great story in baseball this year, but as a team with little star power that hails from a small market, their surprise run to face the San Francisco Giants in the World Series may not be resonating with more casual sports fans. Fox attracted a still-sizable audience to Game 1 of the Fall Classic on Tuesday — 12.2 million — but this left it tied with the 2012 Texas-San Francisco opener, which previously had been the smallest audience to kick things off. Last year’s World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red...
  • Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    10/22/2014 12:13:13 AM PDT · by Hugin · 11 replies
    AP/MSN ^ | 10/21/2014 | RONALD BLUM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead. It might as well have been 100 with the way MadBum and this orange-and-black bunch play in the World Series. Bumgarner carried a shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, putting a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll by romping 7-1 in the Series opener Tuesday night.
  • 24 Crazy Facts About Global Christianity in the 21st Century

    10/16/2014 6:48:59 AM PDT · by millegan · 6 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | Oct 16, 2014 | ChurchPOP
    The global face of Christianity has changed dramatically in the last one hundred years. So much so, that everything that seemed so permanent about “the way the world was” no longer holds. Information courtesy of PewForum, here’s where things stand:
  • Obama to virtually meet with world leaders on ISIS and Ebola

    10/15/2014 2:09:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/14 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will participate in a rare videoconference with the leaders of the U.K., France, Germany, and Italy on Wednesday as he looks to build support for efforts to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Ebola. The world leaders will also discuss additional steps they can take to pressure Russia to abide by a ceasefire agreement struck with the leaders of Ukraine, the White House said. At an event Tuesday with top defense officials from nearly two dozen allies — including the four European countries Obama will coordinate with in the videoconference — Obama vowed that...
  • 11 Maps to Help You Make Sense of World Religion

    10/11/2014 8:51:53 AM PDT · by millegan · 4 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | Sept 18th, 2014 | ChurchPOP
    Religion is such an important force in the world. So how well do we really understand it? What are the major religions in the world? Where are their adherents located? Check out these 11 fascinating maps and learn something new! You can click on any map to enlarge it.
  • Condoms for a Cause

    09/29/2014 9:47:27 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 3 replies
    The Grommet ^ | 9-29-14
    "Lack of condoms is a global problem, and Sir Richard's was founded by a team of socially conscious entrepreneurs and designers who are committed to combatting the spread of sexually transmitted infections. They’re vegan-certified, and the silicone-based lubricant doesn’t contain any spermicide, parabens, or glycerin."
  • OBAMA: ´They Don´t Call Moscow´ When There´s Trouble In The World

    09/28/2014 9:18:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/28/14 | Colin Campbell
    President Barack Obama wants everyone to know "how we roll": The US always takes the lead in international crises. In a "60 Minutes" interview Sunday evening, Obama was asked why the US is contributing such a significant portion of the military coalition against the jihadist group known as the Islamic State or ISIS. Obama responded by arguing that other countries were not stepping up. "When trouble comes up anywhere in the world, they don´t call Beijing, they don´t call Moscow. They call us. That´s the deal," he quipped. When CBS´ Steve Kroft pressed Obama on the relatively small contributions from...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-09-24 : Every American Should Be Interested in Modi

    09/27/2014 4:47:14 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 1 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-09-24 | Newt Gingrich
    . September 24, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Every American Should Be Interested in Modi ===================================================== When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in the United States next week, he will do so as the winner of the largest election in history and the leader of the world’s largest democracy. Modi carried his party to victory in the May elections, when it won the greatest gains (and the first outright majority) of any Indian party in a generation. Now, as the popular leader of 1.2 billion people, Modi is poised to become one of the most consequential figures of the 21st...
  • Bush 2006: World War III Coming If 'Caliphate Capitol' Established In Iraq

    09/15/2014 10:57:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/15/14 | Breitbart TV
    On September 5, 2006, then-President George W. Bush gave a speech headlined "U.S. Foreign Policy and Terrorist Threats" to military officers about the "stages" of the third world war which would be begun by the establishment of a "caliphate" if America was to abandon the fight in Iraq. He warned radical Islamic jihadist, at the time lead by Osama bin Laden, were planing to "expel Americans" and create a "caliphate capital' in Iraq. He added that the terrorists have "made clear that the most important front in their struggle against America is Iraq."
  • Complex Design, Political Disputes Send World Trade Center Rail Hub's Cost Soaring

    09/05/2014 6:15:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 3, 2014 | Eliot Brown
    The most expensive train station in the U.S. is taking shape at the site of the former World Trade Center, a majestic marble-and-steel commuter hub that was seen by project boosters as a landmark to American hope and resilience. Instead, the terminal connecting New Jersey with downtown Manhattan has turned into a public-works embarrassment. Overtaking the project's emotional resonance is a practical question: How could such a high-profile project fall eight years behind schedule and at least $2 billion over budget?
  • Golfing while the world burns? (What in the world? Pieces of global opinion)

    08/27/2014 10:09:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/27/14 | BBC Echo Chambers
    President Barack Obama's passion for golf has long been a hobbyhorse for those on the right. The charge that the president is shirking his duty by relaxing on the links plays straight into the firmly held belief among conservatives that the president is both aloof and in over his head. Such attacks on presidential vacations are far from new. President George W Bush received plenty of flak from the left over his frequent Crawford ranch trips. His golf course condemnation of terrorism followed by a "now watch this drive" boast was the subject of much derision. In 2003 Mr Bush...
  • Gerald Celente: Politics is showbiz for ugly people

    08/26/2014 6:05:26 PM PDT · by GilGil · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/20/2014 | Gerald Celente
    What is driving the mad march toward World War III? Gerald Celente and Rick discuss the question.
  • Ebola cases in West Africa rise to 2,240, with 1,229 dead; quarantine victims to get food

    08/19/2014 12:02:49 PM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Reuters
    Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries, including Nigeria. While Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and No. 1 oil producer, appears to be containing its smaller outbreak, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus among their populations. On Friday, these small two West African nations and a medical charity chided the WHO for its slow response, saying more action was needed to save victims threatened by the disease and hunger.
  • Sea World's profits fall $42MILLION below Wall Street's expectations after devastating Blackfish

    08/14/2014 5:29:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 14, 2014 | Alexandra Klausner
    Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS) fell Wednesday after the theme park operator reported second-quarter profit and sales that missed Wall Street expectations and cut its outlook for the year. The Orlando, Florida-based company also said it believes attendance during the period was hurt by negative publicity surrounding its treatment of killer whales, which are trained to perform tricks. A documentary last year called Blackfish suggested that the company's treatment of the killer whales provokes violent behavior from them, which in turn has led to the death of trainers.
  • 100 years ago today Austria declared war on Serbia, the first declaration of World War 1

    07/28/2014 8:03:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    VA Viper ^ | July 28, 2014 | VA Viper
    Although many consider the opening act of World War I to be the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo - its centennial was just a month ago (28 June) - the first actual declaration of war took place a hundred years ago today, when Austria-Hungary initiated hostilities against Serbia, after the latter rejected a draconian Austrian ultimatum intended to give Austria a free hand in bringing Franz Ferdinand's killers to account. As a result, Russia - self-appointed protector of the "South Slavs" - mobilized against Austria, which panicked the Germans (fearful of a two-front war against both France...
  • Open Thread: Argentina v. Netherlands - World Cup Semifinal

    07/09/2014 1:03:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Vanity | July 9, 2014 | Me
    I did not see any existing thread for the Argentina v. Netherlands match.
  • AMERICA'S FAVORITE NATIONAL PASTIME: HATING SOCCER (ANN COULTER)

    06/25/2014 8:47:40 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 159 replies
    Ann Coulter Webpage ^ | June 25, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    I've held off on writing about soccer for a decade -- or about the length of the average soccer game -- so as not to offend anyone. But enough is enough. Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation's moral decay. (1) Individual achievement is not a big factor in soccer. In a real sport, players fumble passes, throw bricks and drop fly balls -- all in front of a crowd. When baseball players strike out, they're standing alone at the plate. But there's also individual glory in home runs, touchdowns and slam-dunks. In soccer,...
  • 'Miss El Salvador 2014' is Larissa Vega~

    06/19/2014 3:03:52 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • World Cup Fans Face Rough Landing in Brazil

    06/10/2014 7:36:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Real Clear world ^ | June 10, 2014 | Adriana Gomez Licon & Jenny Barchfield
    Before they see their teams battle on the fields, soccer fans arriving in Brazil will first have to fight their way past airport scaffolding, terminal flooding and two-hour taxi lines. The World Cup opens Thursday and airports are bracing to welcome the crush of international travelers flying in for soccer's premier event. Brazilian authorities insist they're ready, but passengers may find themselves in for a rough landing. For example, officials had nearly seven years to prepare Brazil's largest airport, Sao Paulo's Guarulhos, yet only a quarter of the new $1.3 billion international terminal is operational. Many weary travelers will deplane...
  • 7 Days of Creation

    05/29/2014 4:54:36 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 22 replies
    iAwaken.org ^ | October 2013 | Rabbi David Lapin
    Studying the Creation of Adam and Chava we learn about self-mastery and the management of interdependent polarities, two of the most important leadership skills in today's complex, modern world. You can download the shiurim (lectures) by Rabbi David Lapin starting with the "Introduction to the new series on the Essence of Humankind." Lecture #1: "Introduction to the new series on the Essence of Humankind" Lecture #2: "The Planet and The Economy" Lecture #3: "Man: The Divine Visionary" Lecture #4: "Responsibility and Consequence" Lecture #5: "How equal are the genders in Judaism....really?" Lecture #6: "The Fatal Flaw"
  • Spread of Polio is 'World health emergency' as disease spreads through Asia, Africa and Middle East

    05/05/2014 5:03:54 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:46 EST, 5 May 2014 | By Leon Watson
    "The spread of polio around the world has become so serious it is now an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization warned today. The agency said the problem could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease. It described current polio outbreaks in Asia, Africa and the Middle East as an 'extraordinary event' that required a coordinated international response. It was the first-ever international alert on polio. 'Until it is eradicated, polio will continue to spread internationally, find and paralyze susceptible kids,' Dr Bruce Aylward, who leads WHO's polio...
  • President Obama Must Show Support for the Philippines

    04/25/2014 6:48:49 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 8 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | April 25, 2014 | Paul Winters
    Commentary by Paul Winters, Dignitas News Service In comments made Thursday in Japan, US President Obama pledged his support for Japanese rights in its dispute with China over islands in the East China Sea. The disputed land, known to the Japanese as Senkaku and referred to as Diaoyu are at the center of the Sino-Japanese tensions. The comments come as part of Mr. Obama's week-long trip through Asia in which he has been vocal in support for Japan and Korea in the region, but has been embarrassingly silent on support for the Philippines amid increased Chinese aggression in the South...
  • Wyoming governor: Some Internet posts about refugees are racist

    04/24/2014 5:23:09 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 45 replies
    Casper Star-Tribune ^ | Laura Hancock
    Some of the opinions on the Internet about refugee resettlement in Wyoming are inaccurate and racist, Gov. Matt Mead said. Wyoming is the only state without a formal refugee resettlement program, but there are likely refugees living in the Cowboy State, Mead said in an interview Wednesday with the Star-Tribune. At this point, Mead is working with volunteers to gain more information about establishing a refugee program in the state. Wyomingites will get to comment on a program as it’s developed, he said.
  • Living in the New York Times World

    04/19/2014 11:53:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/20/14 | J. Paul Masko
    I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades. I regarded The Times with a sort of reverence, as have many in this country and the wider world, and now see that its influence, because of its history and standing in the culture, is much wider than one might think for a newspaper, even a so-called “paper of record” that “sets the news table” for the United States. For example I have heard, way too many times, that a friend or colleague...
  • The poor neglected gifted child

    03/20/2014 8:33:23 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 89 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 16, 2014 | By Amy Crawford
    In a recent paper, Lubinski and his colleagues caught up with one cohort of 320 people now in their late 30s. At 12, their SAT math or verbal scores had placed them among the top one-100th of 1 percent. Today, many are CEOs, professors at top research universities, transplant surgeons, and successful novelists. That outcome sounds like exactly what you’d imagine should happen: Top young people grow into high-achieving adults. In the education world, the study has provided important new evidence that it really is possible to identify the kids who are likely to become exceptional achievers in the future,...
  • Venezuela on the Brink – Infographic and Poll data

    03/14/2014 7:43:55 AM PDT · by politisite · 9 replies
    Iron Mill News ^ | 3/14/2014 | Chris Wawra
    As the Venezuelan government continues to violently crack down on protesters, the credibility of Maduro’s regime hangs in the balance. The world has been watching Venezuela, as well as both Ukraine and Thailand, during these difficult political times Maduro’s government has been accused of human rights violations by the U.N. and over half the 1World voters on the ground in the three embattled countries around the world (Ukraine, Venezuela and Thailand) feel unsafe in their country. To make matters worse, 30% feel the domestic media coverage of the unrest is inaccurate and 50% think the coverage has been mixed.
  • Here Are The Countries That Spend The Most On Food

    02/24/2014 5:59:29 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    BI ^ | 2-24-2014 | Matthew Boesler
    Here Are The Countries That Spend The Most On Food Matthew BoeslerFeb. 24, 2014, 8:28 PM Renaissance Macro Research, Congressional Research Service This chart plots the share of household income in a given country spent on food against the level of household income in that country. Neil Dutta, head of U.S. economics at Renaissance Macro, warns that rising food prices may serve as an additional economic headwind to some of the emerging markets in the top-left region of the chart (India, China, Indonesia, and Nigeria, to name a few). "Food prices are climbing for a range of items including cattle,...
  • Ice continues to fall from World Trade Center as pedestrians run for cover

    02/09/2014 3:15:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/09/14 | Sophia Rosenbaum, Barry Paddock
    For the second day in a row, chunks of ice fell from the Freedom Tower — but this time streets remained open and Port Authority officials didn’t close the nearby PATH station. Instead, pedestrians had to fend for themselves, scurrying for cover about 11 a.m. Saturday in the shadow of the nation’s tallest building. “We just saw ice falling down the building,” said startled Austrian tourist Katharina Amann, 24, who is visiting the city with her family. “It was scary. Then I heard it shatter.” Ice also fell from 7 World Trade Center, which is 52 stories tall, some chunks...
  • Germany, I apologise for this sickening avalanche of first world war worship

    01/31/2014 6:29:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | January 30, 214 | Simon Jenkins
    I must apologise to the Germans. They are about to suffer an avalanche of often sickening Great War memorabilia, largely at their expense. It will be the British at their worst: sanctimonious, self-congratulatory, worshipping at the tomb of the unknown, awful German. The centenary of the first world war is already flooding the television schedules before the date of its outbreak (in autumn 1914). History bestseller lists focus on little else: there are no fewer than 8,000 titles on the subject. War magazines cram newsstands. Churches will fill with candles for the fallen. Children carry flowers "of reflection and remembrance"....
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: ‘The world is literally about to blow up’

    01/29/2014 12:54:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/29/14 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted President Obama for the foreign policy portion of his State of the Union address Tuesday night. “The world is literally about to blow up,” the South Carolina Republican told Roll Call. “The world as I know was not remotely described by the president.” “Syria is a contagion … Iraq is disintegrating. The whole region is moving toward chaos, and we’re doing nothing. We’re talking about limiting drones?” he continued. “I hope he will leave a residual force in Afghanistan [so] they can do the job, because if he doesn’t,
  • The World Is Getting Better and Better: Poverty rate slashed 80 percent since 1970

    01/14/2014 4:49:27 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/13/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    There often is a tendency for those concerned about the size and scope of government to feel like everything is getting perpetually worse. But a full look at the evidence shows this isn't so. While critics claim that free trade and globalization are merely a "race to the bottom," the world as a whole has been quietly reducing poverty, disease, famines and war by embracing the free market. University of Michigan-Flint economist Mark Perry has a chart showing the remarkable decrease in the world poverty rate, which has fallen 80 percent, from 26.8 percent in 1970 to 5.4 percent in...
  • My substantiation of my kingdom IS Coming !

    12/23/2013 5:47:55 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-23-13 | Jedediah
    My substantiation of my kingdom is coming in such a manner that everything that can be shaken must take place and so your very deepest repentance shall come forth and in this cleansing I shall have my perfect and true way with all my children of light and I say this because many shall fall away do to their lack of submission and acceptance of me(Jesus). For your very sovereignty shall be tested as Abram and in this testing you shall be my Esau or Abraham for I AM calling all my children now to the mountain top of their...
  • It's a man's world -- And always will be.

    12/16/2013 9:14:21 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 20 replies
    Time ^ | 12/16/2013 | Camille Paglia
    "If men are obsolete, then women will soon be extinct—unless we rush down that ominous Brave New World path where females will clone themselves by parthenogenesis, as famously do Komodo dragons, hammerhead sharks, and pit vipers."
  • On Gaining The World...Mark 8 pt 4

    And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my...
  • Looking at TVs. Freeper Opinions Valued

    11/29/2013 5:32:29 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 108 replies
    11.29.13 | chickensoup
    My last thread about TVs was published in 2006. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1725379/posts I still have the 2k in the bank and still want to buy one I have been looking at the Sharp Aquos Quattron 3D 240 70" Model 757. Any opinions? Good Amazon ratings. How does one get it installed if purchased on the net? How does one pick a sound system, and I need a sound system with headphones because of a mild hearing deficit (What did he just say? Where are they going? Why did he kill her?) I am looking for a theatre-sort of experience at my low...
  • The Cool Pastor: An Oxymoron or Just a Regular Moron?

    11/24/2013 12:07:29 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 26 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 11-24-13 | Matthew Everhard
    The unbelieving world will always do “cool” better than the Church. When the Church adopts coolness and relevance as its corporate values, it slavishly agrees to follow, lagging always one step behind the world. (This is why Christian music always ends up ripping off the sounds and styles of their secular counterparts, while Christian film always has a cheesy “cringe factor”).
  • Scientists Confirm World's Oldest Creature...But Kill it Determining Its Age

    11/14/2013 8:21:14 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 14 2013 | JON DAVID KAHN
    2006, climate change experts from Bangor University in north Wales found a very special clam while dredging the seabeds of Iceland. At that time scientists counted the rings on the inside shell to determine that the clam was the ripe old age of 405. Unfortunately, by opening the clam which scientists refer to as "Ming," they killed it instantly. Cut to 2013, researchers have determined that the original calculations of Ming's age were wrong, and that the now deceased clam was actually 102 years older than originally thought. Ming was 507 years old at the time of its demise.
  • MLB, this game is....

    10/26/2013 8:00:20 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 101 replies
    Self | 10-26-13 | self
    No live thread on the game. I've never seen the Cardinals make such stupid decisions.
  • MISS WORLD Megan Young Opposes Divorce, Contraception, and Abortion... adding 'Sex is for Marriage!'

    10/25/2013 7:32:56 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 October 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Though representing The Phillipines at Miss World 2013 -which she won handily in August- Megan Lynne Young was actually born in Virginia, USA- to an American father and Filipina mother. The young beauty is already a local TV star in the Philippines -where she resides- has done some stuff in the States, and now Miss World- what a nice Catholic girl they raised, gonna to have to be a real gentleman if you think you're ever going to get your paws on this one, boys... More/video at Reaganite Republican...
  • Fighter jets roar overhead during World Series game #1 opener, Fox TV Network ignores them

    10/23/2013 5:25:40 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 28 replies
    October 23, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Regarding World Series opening game #1, did anyone notice that the FOX11 TV network COMPLETELY IGNORED the 'fighter jet flyover' as Mary J. Blige sang our National Anthem? I could HEAR THE JETS but no attempt was made by FoxTV to show them as they roared overhead! Was this a slap in the face to our troops, or what? This really P*SSED ME OFF!!!
  • 10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About America

    10/17/2013 1:45:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Mark Manson's Blog ^ | July 10, 2012 | Mark Manson
    Imagine you have a brother and he’s an alcoholic. He has his moments, but you keep your distance from him. You don’t mind him for the occasional family gathering or holiday. You still love him. But you don’t want to be around him. This is how I lovingly describe my current relationship with the United States. The United States is my alcoholic brother. And although I will always love him, I don’t want to be near him at the moment. I know that’s harsh, but I really feel my home country is not in a good place these days. That’s...
  • The National World War II Memorial was funded almost entirely by private contributions

    10/02/2013 8:45:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The National World War II Memorial was funded almost entirely by private contributions, as specified in Public Law 103-32. The campaign received more than $197 million in cash and pledges. Support came from hundreds of thousands of individual Americans, hundreds of corporations and foundations, veterans groups, dozens of civic, fraternal and professional organizations, states and one territory, and students in 1,200 schools across the country. Donated and pledged funds were used to cover the total project costs of approximately $182 million. These costs include site selection and design, construction and sculpture, a National Park Service maintenance fee required by the...
  • Peggy Noonan: World Yearns for Return of Strong American Leadership

    09/29/2013 8:48:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/29/13 | Melanie Batley
    This week's United Nations General Assembly underscored how little influence President Barack Obama has on the world stage, and the longing among allies for a resurgence of strong American leadership, Peggy Noonan says. In her column for The Wall Street Journal, Noonan says that conversations behind the scenes at the annual U.N. session indicated concern that American influence has waned, and nostalgia for the "old America" that set an example of leadership and success admired throughout the world. "The world misses the old America, the one before the crash — the crashes — of the past dozen years," the author...
  • An Uncertain New Era in the Arab World

    09/11/2013 11:09:50 AM PDT · by Dysart · 9 replies
    Hoover Inst ^ | 9-11-13 | Fred Kagan
    The Arab Spring is a series of events of truly world-historical importance. It has already reshaped the Arab World and the Middle East more fundamentally and more rapidly than any event in the past several centuries. Even the emergence of the modern Arab states after the fall of the Ottoman Empire was more protracted and gradual. The suddenness and scale of the events of the past three years has a disruptive and transformative power all its own. The outcome of that transformation is far from clear at this point. It is, in fact, highly contingent on a series of...
  • Ghana holds elections; Obama ruins relationships

    09/01/2013 7:32:02 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1 September 2013 | Matthew Olson
    Ghana's Supreme Court made a decision about last year’s presidential election. ... "We need to care about Ghana, and we need to foster deeper relations with its democratic government. But we are not helped in this by our current President.."
  • Barack Obama vows to 'change the world' (Oct 2008)

    07/05/2013 7:57:05 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | Oct 17, 2008 | Toby Harnden
    Barack Obama vows to 'change the world' Barack Obama has vowed that he will "change the world" even as he urged his supporters to guard against complacency. By Toby Harnden in Londonderry, New Hampshire 10:04PM BST 17 Oct 2008 The supremely confident demeanour and exalted rhetoric of the Democratic nominee at a New Hampshire event betrayed that he is a man convinced he is poised to make history. "I want you to believe," said the candidate, clad in an open-necked shirt and barn jacket. "Not so much believe just in me but believe in yourselves. Believe in the future. Believe...
  • 'We Don't Live in That World Anymore'

    07/05/2013 5:30:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Harry Anderson, a magician and comic (made famous by his stint as the judge on the old sitcom "Night Court"), used to have a routine where he'd promise to juggle George Washington's ax. I'm quoting from memory here, but he'd say something like: "I have here George Washington's original ax -- the one he used to chop down the cherry tree." He'd wait a beat, and then add: "Of course, a few years ago the blade broke and had to be replaced. And about a decade before that it got a new handle. But in spirit this is George's ax."...
  • A Post-Post Office World

    04/17/2013 6:25:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2013 | John Stossel
    Even parts of government that look like a business never get run with the efficiency of a business. Just look at the post office. They buy commercials and tout their services the way private businesses do. They offer a service that customers want. But a real business can't get away with losing billions every year. (I guess in the era of bailouts, I should say shouldn't get away with it.) The post office lost $16 billion last year, despite having all sorts of advantages that most private businesses don't have. They have a near monopoly on first-class mail delivery. You...
  • False Prophets and the End of the World

    03/02/2013 8:30:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2013 | Krista Kafer
    Remember back in 2011 when radio broadcaster and end-of-the-world prognosticator Harold Camping predicted the world’s end on October 21 yet the day passed with nary a sign of Armageddon? Last year, the ancient Mayans and a few North American self-proclaimed prophets like Warren Jeffs had various dates in December pegged for the end. Imagine the surprise of their true believers when the sun came up the next day. Did they feel relief? Disappointment? Skepticism (somewhat overdue) toward their leaders? Some no doubt have left the cult while others wait in trepidation for their prophet to predict a new date of...
  • If this were an Arab child, it would be flashed around the world

    02/28/2013 5:07:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/28/13 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The picture is actually from November 21, 2012, but the message remains pertinent. This is a jewish baby who got stoned by arabs today, if it was on the other side, it would have being posted by all the media in the world. Now with Facebook we have the power to spread it out all over the net. No, I don't really expect the world to care. I'm beyond that. But here's an important comment in the last hour. Mudar Zahran As a Palestinan myself and a political figure; I could not but fail to fathom why do we humans...