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A Prayer about Nature and God’s Creation
Billionaire-backed space venture Planetary Resources to be unveiled April 24
An audacious new private space exploration company backed by billionaire investors and filmmaker-turned-explorer James Cameron will unveil its master plan “to help ensure humanity’s prosperity” on Tuesday, April 24.
Democrats Call for New Amendment to Limit First Amendment Rights
Democratic Representatives Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and John Conyers (D-Mich.) renewed their call for a constitutional amendment that would limit the First Amendment rights of political action groups and corporations by overturning the Citizens United decision.
Stinky fish helps limit potfest at Colo university
Stinky fish fertilizer and two dozen law-enforcement officers kept pot smokers away from a grassy quad at the University of Colorado on Friday, but a few hundred protesters defied the crackdown and rallied on another field, where some lit up at 4:20 p.m.
Possible NATO Role Eyed in Syria Conflict
As the United States Thursday accused the Assad regime of unleashing “yet another wave of horrific violence against the Syrian people” despite a week-old ceasefire, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pointed to the possibility of NATO involvement.
Immigration officials say they’ve tried to remove convicted criminal from the U.S. but no country will take him
Federal authorities said they have tried to remove a Palestinian man who has been arrested 35 times in 12 years in Alabama, but said other countries have refused to take him
Still the Land of Dreams: 150 Million Want to Immigrate to U.S.
It has become a cliché for politicians who want to provide some sort of pathway to U.S. citizenship to the estimated 11.2 million illegal aliens living in the United States to say that these illegal aliens will need to “go to the back of the line” first.
The equal pay day myth
This month, feminist groups celebrate Equal Pay Day, a pseudo-holiday based on the idea that women are systematically underpaid, making only about three-quarters of every dollar a man makes for the same work. Women, they claim, have to work until April to make up for last year’s “wage gap.”
Cause of Brain Freeze Revealed
Most people have likely experienced brain freeze — the debilitating, instantaneous pain in the temples after eating something frozen — but researchers didn’t really understand what causes it, until now.
Jurassic lark? Expedition to seek living dinosaurs in Africa
A young Missouri man has turned to the Internet in search of investors for his expedition into the remote jungles of Africa seeking to document undiscovered flora and fauna. That is not so unusual, but one of the creatures he hopes to find is: a living dinosaur.
Are We Headed Toward the Constitution or the Communist Manifesto?
This Breakdown Tells You During his Thursday morning radio broadcast, Glenn Beck asked if America, on its current trajectory, is headed toward the values and principles of the Constitution, or rather, those of the Communist Manifesto. To glean greater insight, The Blaze expanded on each of the Manifesto’s 10 planks and juxtaposed them with modern day American society. The picture revealed, while perhaps not shocking, is unsettling to say the least.
The AP reports that the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) says partial birth abortion ban is not unconstitutional. It is about time their rulings made some sense.
The 5-4 ruling said the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act that Congress passed and
President Bush signed into law in 2003 does not violate a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion.
That is because abortion is not covered by the Constitution. Nowhere in the Constitution does it grant the right of a woman to kill her unborn child, nor does it ban it. Roe v. Wade was bad law. SCOTUS legislated from the bench that day and started that whole nonsense rolling in the courts. Decisions like abortion should be decided by the legislative branch, not the judicial branch.
This is a horrible procedure of delivering all but the head of a fully formed baby and sucking its brains out. You want to talk about being barbaric and uncivilized, this takes the cake.
We need one more conservative judge on the bench to take back our country from judicial tyranny. Unfortunately, it does not look like we are going to get one. Kennedy just replaced O’Connor as the new swing voter and is why we still get bad 5-4 decisions. But, we have to hope or what is left…
I hope they win…
From The Las Vegas Sun:
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – More than six years after terrorists bombed the USS Cole in Yemen, the families of the 17 sailors killed in the blast are heading to court to try to prove the attack could not have happened without Sudan’s help.
The families’ lawsuit against Sudan’s government was to go to trial Tuesday in U.S. District in Norfolk, where the Navy destroyer is based.
“Sudan’s material support … including continuous flow of funding, money, weapons, logistical support, diplomatic passports and religious blessing, was crucial in enabling the attack on the USS Cole,” lawyers for the families said in court papers outlining their case.
The United States has listed Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism since 1993.
The families’ lawyers intend to prove that Sudan has given safe haven to Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terrorist network since 1991 – long before Yemeni operatives blasted a 40-foot-hole in the side of the Cole in Yemen’s Aden harbor on Oct. 12, 2000.
They also hope to show that the operatives were trained at camps Sudan permitted al-Qaida to operate within its borders; Sudan’s military provided al-Qaida with at least four crates of weapons and explosives for use in terrorist activities in Yemen; bin Laden and Sudan’s government owned businesses that provided cover for the procurement of explosives, weapons and chemicals; and that Sudan gave al-Qaida diplomatic pouches to ship explosives and weapons internationally without being searched.
The plaintiffs contend Sudan’s embassy in New York gave logistical assistance to the bombers of the World Trade Center in 1993, but court documents included no details of the allegation.
Andrew C. Hall, an attorney for the families, said he expects the trial to last two to three days, with testimony by six family members and one or two experts. Lawyers also will give the judge depositions by about 50 people, including other family members and R. James Woolsey, former CIA director under President Clinton.
The families seek $105 million in damages to be shared by 59 spouses, parents and children of the bombing victims.
Good for them, the country deserves to pay the families of those lost in the attack on the Cole. Heck, it will leave them with that much less money to give to terrorists and may actually make them re-think even letting terrorist exist in their country.