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2006

'Third World' Miami sparks Jeb Bush war

A WND interview in which Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., called Miami a "Third World country" has ignited a war of words with Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and other lawmakers insulted by the remark, which is now being echoed in news media across America. "Look at what has happened to Miami. It has become a Third World country," Tancredo told WND in a Nov. 19 story as he lamented how the nature of America can be changed by uncontrolled immigration. "You just pick it up and take it and move it someplace. You would never know you're in the United States of America. You would certainly say you're in a Third World country."

A Biblical defense of guns

What would you do if armed terrorists broke into your church and starting attacking your friends with automatic weapons in the middle of a worship service? Would you be prepared to defend yourself and other innocents? Would you be justified in doing so? Is it time for Americans to consider such once-unthinkable possibilities? There is one man in the world who can address these questions with first-hand experience. His name is Charl van Wyck – a South African who was faced with just such a shocking scenario.

Singer: OK to kill babies after they're born

An internationally known Princeton "bioethicist" and animal-rights activist says he'd kill disabled babies if it were in the "best interests" of the family, because he sees no distinction in the child's life whether it is born or not, and the world already allows abortion. The comments come from Peter Singer, a controversial bioethics professor, who responded to a series of questions in the UK Independent this week. ()() I wonder how many pro-choice people would agree with this so-called ethicist? Or do they think he hurts their cause to keep abortion "safe and legal?"

Senator Ted Stevens is Outed by a Staffer

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After much speculation, a staffer to Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, admitted to Cox Newspapers today that the senator is the lawmaker who placed a “secret hold” on legislation that would open up the obscure world of government contracting to public scrutiny. Until now, it was a political whodunnit as to who quietly blocked legislation introduced by Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., that would create a searchable database of government contracts, grants, insurance, loans and financial assistance, worth $2.5 trillion last year.

Clinics Use Tissue From Babies Killed in Abortions for Cosmetic Injections

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Women from around the world are traveling to clinics in various locations that are now offering face lifts and cosmetic surgery using tissue from babies who have been killed by abortions. Pro-life advocates are strongly condemning the practice and saying the taking of human life is never warranted -- especially for such a self-serving purpose. ()() I'm strongly pro-life, but I'm not sure I believe this story. It's just too inhuman to believe.

Young evangelicals: Bold and united

For far too long, evangelical Christians have lacked the energy and passion of reformation and awakening that so transformed the world in the Word. This deadness in the church has not only accompanied the earthquakes of civilization that have occurred in the past couple of centuries, it has in many cases precipitated those sweeping cultural and intellectual changes. But a reaction is in the offing – a reaction to postmodernism, secularism, sin and to the deadness of churches and the comatose state of hearts. According to Robert Webber, our generation appears "to be the first generation of people coming out on the other side of the crisis." Young Christians, both in America and around the globe, are being prepared by the hand of Providence for a 21st century great awakening.

Gingrich: This is World War III

Ex-U.S. House speaker asks public: 'Which side do you think should win?' Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is using bold language to describe the recent escalation of violence in the Middle East, calling it the beginning of the Third World War. "This is World War III," the Georgia Republican told the Seattle Times.

Dubai Ports labeled willing to deal U.S. assets

"DP World has decided to transfer fully U.S. operation of P&O Ports North America to a United States entity," Warner, R-Va., said, reading from a statement provided by DP World. Details regarding the entity that would be taking over the operations weren't immediately available. ()() Anyone want to take bets that the "American entity" will have ties to Halliburton and Dick Cheney?

High school in turmoil over teacher's remarks about Bush

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At the center of the storm was Overland High School teacher Jay Bennish, whose lecture in a world geography class last month also included harsh words about capitalism, U.S. foreign policy and the invasion of Iraq.

Ohio Court Allows Parents' Lawsuits

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Parents are allowed to sue a doctor if a genetic screening misses a severe or fatal condition that would have caused them to seek an abortion, a divided state Supreme Court ruled Friday. The 4-3 decision limited such lawsuits to costs associated with a pregnancy and the birth of the child, saying such parents could not sue for pain-and-suffering damages or repayment of the costs of raising a disabled child.

Harry Browne, R.I.P.

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The world has lost a wonderful human being. Harry Browne passed away last night after a long illness. Harry was a joy and inspiration to all who knew him. We offer our condolences to his family, and especially to his wife Pamela. Words cannot express what Harry meant to us.

Mo. Court Upholds 24-Hour Abortion Wait

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the state's 24-hour waiting period for abortions, a decision that turns the focus of the legal battle to federal court. The unanimous ruling Tuesday by Missouri's highest court focused on whether the 2003 law ran contrary to the state constitution. The judges rejected arguments that it was overly vague and deprived people of liberty and privacy rights.

Muslim newspaper ran cartoons 4 months ago

While Muslims across the world have rioted in the past week against countries whose newspapers have published cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, there was no uproar when the same caricatures were prominently displayed in an Islamic newspaper four months ago.

Army Teaches Troops How to Pick a Spouse

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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."

2005

'Narnia' Knocks Out Boy Wizard

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Another fantasy world has joined Hollywood's instant-blockbuster club. Disney's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (adapted from C.S. Lewis' tale of enchantment, epic battles and talking animals) debuted as the weekend's top movie with $67.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Fry Tookie

How is it that we have come to live in a world where right is wrong, up is down, black is white and north is south?

Terrorism Wrap-Up

from Backcountry Conservative

2004

Political Autism, or the Pecking of the Hens

Political autism is narrowly perceived self-interest and short-term agendas getting the best of a country or a block of countries in the face of clear and present danger

Blaming America first

Ted Kennedy should be ashamed of himself. On Monday, Kennedy proclaimed from the floor of the Senate, 'We now learn Saddam's torture chamber reopened under new management.'

U.S. atrocities in Iraq

Now that my spring semester’s work has just about been completed, I decided to bring myself up to speed on these American atrocities.

Shame

Today's picture on the front page of the newspaper shows a naked Iraqi prisoner on the floor.

CBS shouldn't have aired inflammatory footage

They should be ashamed for running those photos.

This war is also about sex

What is this about? We have come to agree on the obvious answers: religion, ideology, political power and territory.

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