Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"Lawsuit Claims College Ordered Student to Alter Religious Views on Homosexuality, Or Be Dismissed"

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Lawsuit Claims College Ordered Student to Alter Religious Views on Homosexuality, Or Be Dismissed

A graduate student in Georgia is suing her university after she was told she must undergo a remediation program due to her beliefs on homosexuality and transgendered persons.

school officials have informed her that she'll be dismissed from the program unless she alters her "central religious beliefs on human nature and conduct," according to a civil complaint filed last week.
"The university has told Jennifer Keeton that if she doesn't change her beliefs, she can't stay in the program," he told
simply because she has communicated both inside and outside the classroom that she holds to Christian ethical convictions on matters of human sexuality and gender identity," the 43-page lawsuit reads.
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

"Competing currency being accepted across Mid-Michigan"

Competing currency being accepted across Mid-Michigan
New types of money are popping up across Mid-Michigan and supporters say, it's not counterfeit, but rather a competing currency.
They sound like real money and look like real money. But you can't take them to the bank because they're not made at a government mint. They're made at private mints.
"Do people have to accept dollars or money? No, they don't," Gillie said. "They can accept anything they want or they can refuse to accept anything."
He's absolutely right.
The U.S. Treasury Department says the Coinage Act of 1965 says "private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash, unless there is a state law which says otherwise."
"This establishment accepts any form of silver, gold, chicken, apple pie, if someone works it out with me," said Jeff Kotchounian of Deerfield Chiropractic. "I've taken many things."
While the government and banks don't accept them, many others do.
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"Wal-Mart Radio Tags to Track Clothing"

Not that I bought all that many clothes at Wal-Mart anyway but I sure won't be now. And If I do, you'll see me cutting the tags out at the door.
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Wal-Mart Radio Tags to Track Clothing

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to roll out sophisticated electronic ID tags to track individual pairs of jeans and underwear, the first step in a system that advocates say better controls inventory but some critics say raises privacy concerns.

Before now, retailers including Wal-Mart have primarily used RFID tags, which store unique numerical identification codes that can be scanned from a distance, to track pallets of merchandise traveling through their supply chains.

While the tags can be removed from clothing and packages, they can't be turned off, and they are trackable. Some privacy advocates hypothesize that unscrupulous marketers or criminals will be able to drive by consumers' homes and scan their garbage to discover what they have recently bought.

"There are two things you really don't want to tag, clothing and identity documents, and ironically that's where we are seeing adoption," said Katherine Albrecht
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"Suffer These Crimes in Oakland? Don't Call the Cops"

My personal favorite is poisoning. So, if someone is being poisoned, the cops won't respond? Wow. Who sees a huge rise in murder by poisoning in the Oakland area in the next few weeks?
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Suffer These Crimes in Oakland? Don't Call the Cops

Here's a partial list:

  • burglary
  • embezzlement
  • grand theft
  • identity theft
  • grand theft:dog
  • theft
  • false information to peace officer
  • required to register as sex or arson offender
  • dump waste or offensive matter
  • discard appliance with lock
  • loud music
  • possess forged notes
  • pass fictitious check
  • obtain money by false voucher
  • stolen license plate
  • fraudulent use of access cards
  • embezzlement by an employee (over $ 400)
  • extortion
  • false personification of other
  • attempted extortion
  • injure telephone/ power line
  • interfere with power line
  • unauthorized cable tv connection
  • vandalism
  • administer/expose poison to another's
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    Sunday, July 18, 2010

    "Justice Loses It's Stars & Stripes"

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    Justice Loses Its Stars and Stripes

    What's black and white and "red" all over? The Department of
    Justice's newly designed website. Gone are the
    red, white, and blue motifs, replaced by an
    all-black backdrop. And prominently placed on virtually every
    page of the site is a quote credited to a man who facilitated a
    greater role for socialists and communists at the U.N., and the
    global "workers rights movement."

    We were
    told that the media team and the senior leadership that signed
    off on the design thought that the patriotic shtick from the
    Ashcroft days was a bit much for an agency that isn't supposed to
    be political," says a DOJ lawyer
    But most jarring is the quote that is appears on
    virtually every page of the website. "The common law is the will
    of mankind issuing from the life of the people," which, some DOJ
    staff say, is tied to a man who ushered in the socialist and
    communist theories that now permeate the United Nations.
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    Saturday, July 10, 2010

    "Publisher puts warning label on the Constitution"

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    Publisher puts warning label on the Constitution

    As hard as it may be to believe (or perhaps not), a US publisher has put a warning label on a recently released book comprised of a copy of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers and other works written by America's Founding Fathers.

    (Via Fox News)

    Wilder Publications warns readers of its reprints of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense, the Articles of Confederation, and the Federalist Papers, among others, that “This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today.”

    The disclaimer goes on to tell parents that they "might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before
    allowing them to read this classic work."

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    "Montana School Proposes Controversial Sex Education Program"

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    Montana School Proposes Controversial Sex Education Program

    A proposed plan to teach kindergartners sex education has come under fire in Helena, Montana.

    The Helena Public School system is considering a comprehensive plan for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. It includes teaching first graders that people can be attracted to the same gender. In second grade students are instructed to avoid gay slurs and by the time students turn 10 years old they are taught about various types of intercourse.

    According to the draft proposal obtained by FOX News Radio, fifth graders should “understand that sexual intercourse includes but is not limited to vaginal, oral, or anal penetration.”

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    "University of Illinois Instructor Fired Over Catholic Beliefs"

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    University of Illinois Instructor Fired Over Catholic Beliefs

    URBANA, Ill. -- The University of Illinois has fired an adjunct professor who taught courses on Catholicism after a student accused the instructor of engaging in hate speech by saying he agrees with the church's teaching that homosexual sex is immoral.

    "Natural Moral Law says that Morality must be a response to REALITY," he wrote in the e-mail. "In other words, sexual acts are only appropriate for people who are complementary, not the same."

    An unidentified student sent an e-mail to religion department head Robert McKim on May 13, calling Howell's e-mail "hate speech."

    "Teaching a student about the tenets of a religion is one thing," the student wrote. "Declaring that homosexual acts violate the natural laws of man is another."

    says he was fired at the end of the spring semester after sending an e-mail explaining some Catholic beliefs to his students preparing for an exam.
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    "Pastor Yanked From Capitol Over 'Jesus' Prayer"

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    Pastor Yanked From Capitol Over 'Jesus' Prayer

    A North Carolina pastor was relieved of his duties as an honorary chaplain of the state house of representatives after he closed a prayer by invoking the name of Jesus.

    “I got fired,” said Ron Baity, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. He had been invited to lead prayer for an entire week but his tenure was cut short when he refused to remove the name Jesus from his invocation.

    Baity’s troubles began during the week of May 31. He said a House clerk asked to see his prayer. The invocation including prayers for our military, state lawmakers and a petition to God asking him to bless North Carolina.”

    “When I handed it to the lady, I watched her eyes and they immediately went right to the bottom of the page and the word Jesus,” he told FOX News Radio. “She said ‘We would prefer that you not use the name Jesus. We have some people here that can be offended.’”

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    Tuesday, July 6, 2010

    "Fed. Govt. Helped Pay Home AC Bills for Fed. Employees, Prisoners, & > 11,000 Dead People"

    Fav. Quotes at the end of article:

    FreedomOSpeech: "Through out our nation's history, the Democrat party has by far been the most successful at appealing to dead voters."

    dixiesuzan: "Well, one wonders exactly where a dead person is who need air conditioning."

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    Federal Government Helped Pay Home Air-Conditioning Bills for Federal Employees, Prisoners and More Than 11,000 Dead People
    ( – According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the federal government helped pay the home air conditioning bills for more than 11,000 dead people, 1,100 federal employees, and 725 convicts in fiscal year 2009.

    The payments were made by a $5 billion program known as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP is designed to provide federal assistance, administered by the states, to help people pay the energy bills to heat their homes in the winter and cool them in the summer. The funds are disbursed by the Department of Health and Human Services and are distributed based on a formula that takes into account a state’s weather and the size of its low-income population.
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    Sunday, July 4, 2010

    Cat Lassie

    "Planed Parenthood Urges Supporters to Report Places of Worship"

    Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri (PPKM) has asked its supporters, through Twitter, to "Report Personhood petition activity! Be our Eyes and Ears, particularly at and near places of worship!
    The link leads you to page where people are directed to watch for efforts to collect signatures for a Missouri petition drive to redefine personhood.

    I am ambivalent about this effort from Planned Parenthood to watch places of worship. On the one hand it is a bit chilling to know that a taxpayer funded organization is using those funds to watch and report what they see in church (presumably by peering over that wall of separation). On the other hand, anything that gets pro-choicers to attend a church service can't be all bad. Maybe this is just a brilliant attempt to win some more souls.

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    "Court: Christian group can't bar homosexuals, get funding"

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    Associated Press - 6/28/2010 9:50:00 AMBookmark and Share

    Associated Press logo smallgavel and American flagWASHINGTON (AP) - An ideologically split Supreme Court ruled Monday that a law school can legally deny recognition to a Christian student group that won't let homosexuals join.

    The court turned away an appeal from the Christian Legal Society, which sued to get funding and recognition from the University of California's Hastings College of the Law. The CLS requires that voting members sign a statement of faith and regards "unrepentant participation in or advocacy of a sexually immoral lifestyle" as being inconsistent with that faith.

    Alito said
    the Court arms public educational institutions with a handy weapon for suppressing the speech of unpopular groups
    ...I do not think it is an exaggeration to say that today's decision is a serious setback for freedom of expression in this country."
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    "U.S. court grants asylum to 'Son of Hamas'"

    Praise the Lord!!!
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    U.S. court grants asylum to 'Son of Hamas'

    Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of a Hamas founder

    The son of a Hamas strongman, who had provided Israel's security establishment with valuable inside information for almost a decade, will not be deported from the United States, a California court ruled on Wednesday.

    However, on Wednesday Homeland Security officials indicated they were prepared to grant Yousef asylum, thus retracting their original intention, after claiming to have received new information which shed new light on the case.

    The pro-Israel think-tank EMET, who had aided Yusef in his attempts to be granted asylum, said in a statement following Wednesday's ruling that they were "enormously grateful to all those who played a part in standing with Mosab during this time, and helping the Department of Homeland Security come to understand what a grave error deporting Mosab would have been."

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    John Adams - Declaration of Independence

    No matter how much we celebrate today, don't forget that this was not an easy thing for our founding fathers to make. It meant giving up on hopes, dreams, & ideas they all had for the future & replace them with new ones but ones that would take a lot of work. They knew that their decision that day would plunge them into war & would lead to the deaths of many men. They had to be questioning whether they were up to the task & whether they were making the right decision. Thank God such men were willing to make this decision & were willing to do the hard things in life. Pray today that such men would rise up today & be willing run for office & return this country to what these men created it to be.

    Saturday, June 19, 2010

    "Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Rulled Ineligible for Federal Funds"

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    Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Ruled Ineligible for Federal Funds

    The National Institute of Health's (NIH) Advisory Committee recommended withholding federal research funding for embryonic stem cell lines on Wednesday that were thought to be eligible with Obama's policy. Concerned that one particular sentence would open up to lawsuits, the Committee decided to err on the side of caution.

    Days after his inauguration, President Obama reversed President Bush's policy of restricting the use of federal funds for research on human embryonic stem.

    Prentice notes that embryonic research involves destroying a young human life and more.

    "They haven't helped anybody. They haven't really helped that many mice in almost 30 years of research. They tend to form tumors instead."

    Meanwhile he lists numerous advances in adult stem cell treatments from bone marrow, umbilical cord blood and more.

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    "Reports say Obamam admitted he's a Muslim"

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    Reports say Obama admitted he's a Muslim
    Obama with Christian and Muslim symbols big
    two major Middle East media outlets -- Nile TV International and Israel Today Magazine -- are reporting that the president has admitted in recent months that he is a Muslim. 
    Those outlets say that Obama, in a one-on-one meeting earlier this year with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit, told Gheit that he was still a Muslim, the son of a Muslim father, and the step-son of a Muslim step-father; that his half brothers in Kenya are Muslims; and that he was sympathetic towards the Muslim agenda.
    Pam Geller (Freedom Defense Initiative)"[In] this latest report...Foreign Prime Minister Gheit on Nile Television...said that, in confidence, Obama told him that he was a Muslim," says Geller, "and that after he straightened out domestic issues would show the Muslim world how to handle Israel."
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    "SAfrica protesters march for US AIDS funding"

    Entitlement spreads across the globe. I'm all for helping people but when they start to demand it, I'm for pulling out.
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    SAfrica protesters march for US AIDS funding
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of South African protesters marched on the U.S. consulate Thursday to demand the U.S. increase its AIDS funding for Africa, weeks after U.S. officials said their biggest AIDS fund would not substantially rise.
    The protesters, clad in green T-shirts emblazoned with the words "HIV-Positive," marched before the consulate in a wealthy northern suburb of Johannesburg to demand that the U.S. government increase its contribution to the Global Fund on AIDS, TB and Malaria to $2.8 billion by 2013.

    Officials from the international program, known as PEPFAR, say this year's budget had increased only marginally, from $6.8 billion in 2010 to nearly $7 billion for 2011.

    Mark Heywood, deputy chairman of the South African National Aids Council, lambasted world leaders for cutting back on AIDS funding in the wake of the global economic crisis.

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