Saturday, August 23, 2008

Conservatives Grow Wary of Mixing Church, Politics

A word to conservatives - you do not have to bring religion (that which you claim is built on divine revelation) into politics. The reason - American government is founded on "self-evident" truths. Read the Declaration of Independence. If you make it more complicated than that and you get what we got. Take time to read Frederic Bastiat's The Law for a more detailed explanation of this position. To drag churches into politics is to corrupt both institutions.

Conservatives Grow Wary of Mixing Church, Politics

August 22, 2008

Fifty percent of conservatives think churches and other places of worship should stay out of social and political matters, up from 30 percent four years ago, according to a survey released Thursday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

That's an eight percentage point increase over 2004 and the first time a majority of Americans has held that opinion since Pew officials started asking the question 12 years ago.

On this question, the gap between conservatives and liberals is narrowing: just four years ago, liberals were twice as likely as conservatives to say churches should stay out of politics. Now, 50 percent of conservatives and 57 percent of liberals think that. Four years ago, 62 percent of liberals opposed church involvement in politics. Democrats and Republicans are about even on the question, as well.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Robin Long, Faces Expedited Court Martial Tomorrow

I wish I could go to Colorado Springs to provide moral support. I guess I should write him a letter. Our occupation in Iraq is morally wrong. If this is how you are to fight terrorism, then why hasn't Israel every used Occupation as a means of fighting terrorism? I know this is not about fighting terrorism, but for those that think it is, think about that. Turn off the TV and the radio and start searching for truth.
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War resistor, Robin Long, faces expedited court martial tomorrow, Friday, August 22
Robin LongLast week, I told you about war resistor Robin Long, 25-year-old U.S. Army Private First Class who recently was deported from Canada and handed over to military authorities in the U.S.  We recently learned that Robin faces court martial tomorrow at Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs, CO.  Robin could face three years confinement, forfeiture of pay, and a dishonorable discharge from the Army if found guilty.  Regarding his decision to resist, Robin explains, “Regardless of what hardships I go through, I could have put Iraqi families through more hardships. I have no regrets.”  IVAW members across Colorado will offer support by attending Robin’s court martial tomorrow.  If you are in the Colorado Springs area and would like to show your support by attending, here are the details:
Other things you can do to support Robin:
Please take a few moments to write Robin a simple note of support today.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Add-On Needed for Every Cell Phone

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Yeah, we know all about bluetooth headsets for cell phones, but forget that stuff! We have here the latest
development in cell phone technology and it's a big hunk of beautiful plastic. An accessory for
your phone that you can really grab onto. Something with heft and that good-old-American solid
construction feel - like a 1972 Cadillac.
The Retro Phone Handset is a new production replica of the Western Electric 500-series model,
which was the classic phone handset for several decades. It's been slightly modified to work with
the headset jack of most cell phones (or via a "hands free" adapter kit, sold elsewhere). Just plug-in
and dial - or for added effect, put your cell phone in your pant's pocket - then it looks like you're
talking on a phone connected to... well, who knows?

Customer Action Shot!

At the bar? No boss, I'm just at the copier.

Also has these great features.
  • 2.5mm jack will work with most phones (Motorola, LG, Samsung)
  • Includes: handset and classic curly phone cord with connector
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    Monday, August 18, 2008

    South Ossetia: The War We Don’t Know

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    Five days after Georgia invaded and seized the breakaway separatist region of South Ossetia, sparking a larger-scale Russian invasion to drive Georgian forces back and punish their leaders, Russia surprised its Western detractors by calling a halt to the country’s offensive. After all, the mainstream media, egged on by hawkish neocon pundits and their candidate John McCain, had everyone believing that Russia was hellbent on the full-scale annihilation and annexation of democratic Georgia.

    But then came Tuesday’s cease-fire announcement–and we’re now forced to ask ourselves serious questions about the recent conflict: what really started it, how dangerous was it and what, with serious careful consideration, could be done to prevent it from turning into a worst-case scenario?

    simple tale of Good Helpless Democratic Guy Georgia versus Bad Savage Fascist Guy Russia. In fact, it is far more complex than this, morally and historically.
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    Pictures from South Ossetia and Georgia

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    No dramatic photo compositions here, just grim pictures of burnt-out tanks, spent RPGs, charred human remains and columns of Russian armored machinery on patrol in South Ossetia and Georgia. Now updated with graphic photos straight from the battle scene.

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    Censored? Compare Georgian Crisis with 911 Crisis

    This probably really happened.
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    911 comparison with Georgian Crisis gets censored on TV
    The Truth about Georgia gets censored again on TV. A reporter makes a comparison to the US reaction to 911 to Russia's reaction to Georgian attacks and the satellite feed drops off in the middle of his question. TV is censored every day and every hour but sometimes the censorship is plain to see.This time it was on CBC in Canada.
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    US led Georgian forces

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    Watch this 2002 trailer for Tom Clancy’s video game ‘Ghost Recon’. It appears to be an exact scenario of the Ossetia invasion by US led Georgian forces. Even the year 2008 is correct in the trailer. Could it be that kids who watched this in 2002 might actually be of the age to be on the ground executing the plan as magically predicted by Tom Clancy?

    Watch this 12 year old and her Aunt totally media hack Fox news. They are very clear about who made the first strike in Georgia. But even more interesting is how “Shep” Smith stifles them.

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