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Christian Coalition Leader Quits in Doctrine Row

The Florida pastor tapped to lead the Christian Coalition has resigned because he was not able to get the organization to focus on anything aside from abortion and gay marriage.

  • He wanted to focus on things like poverty and the environment, “issues that Jesus would want us to care about,” the pastor said.

  • Posted on Nov 24, 2006 READ MORE


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    Lowell Wood
    Rolling Stone

    Can Dr. Evil Save the World?

    The Pentagon’s favored weaponeer, above, has a proposal to stop global warming—without burning less oil, and for a tiny fraction of the cost of mainstream proposals. And it’s so crazy it just might work. It also might destroy the planet in the process. Interested? Read on ...

    Posted on Nov 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Egypt Erupts After Minister Criticizes Veil

    Muslim conservatives are calling for the ouster of Egypt’s culture minister after he told an interviewer that the practice of women wearing veils is a regressive act.

    Posted on Nov 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Iraq out of control
    CNN

    CNN: Iraq ‘Out of Control’

    That’s the headline on CNN’s main page in the wake of the deadliest coordinated attack of the Iraq war—which left more than 200 dead in a Baghdad slum. Also, the powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is threatening to boycott Iraq’s government if the Iraqi prime minister meets with President Bush next week.

    Posted on Nov 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Fatma Omar An-Najar
    Hamas via AP

    Grandmother Blows Herself Up in Gaza

    It’s getting worse. The AP reports: “A 64-year-old Palestinian grandmother blew herself up near Israeli troops sweeping through northern Gaza on Thursday, and eight other Palestinians were killed in a day of clashes and rocket fire.”

    Posted on Nov 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Town Outlaws Flying Foreign Flags

    The town council of Pahrump, Nev., voted last week to make it illegal to fly a foreign flag—unless an American flag is flown above it.

  • The irony: Pahrump was featured in a recent “Studio 60” episode on NBC, in which a Pahrump judge chastises L.A. entertainment types for making fun of places like Pahrump as backward and provincial.

  • Posted on Nov 24, 2006 READ MORE


    GoogTube

    Thus Passeth YouTube…

    YouTube is permanently deleting the accounts of contributors who are posting clips from Comedy Central. Whether this is a direct result of Google’s ownership is anyone’s guess.

  • Why should you care? Read on ...

  • Posted on Nov 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Litvinenko
    channel4.com

    Mysteriously Poisoned Spy Dies, Mysteriously

    Alexander V. Litvinenko is dead after suffering an extensive illness he believed was caused by poisoning.  A former KGB agent, Litvinenko had become critical of the Russian government. He began feeling ill after meeting in London with two Russians and an Italian security specialist.

    Posted on Nov 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Iraq carnage
    news.yahoo.com

    Thanksgiving Massacre in Baghdad Kills 161

    A series of coordinated car bombings and mortar attacks in Baghdad’s Sadr City killed at least 157 161 people and injured 257 (source: AP).  Shiite militia members responded to the attacks with their own mortar barrage on the holiest Sunni shrine in Baghdad, making this one of the most violent days in Iraq since the U.S. invasion.

    Posted on Nov 23, 2006 READ MORE


    JFK
    dhm.de

    Eclectic Crowd Marks JFK Anniversary

    About 300 people made their way to Dallas’ Dealey Plaza on Wednesday to observe the 43rd anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.  The mix of people included everyone from amateur historians to Elvis impersonators.

    Posted on Nov 23, 2006 READ MORE


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