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August 30, 2005

Zen vs IPOD

Apple's IPOD (MP3 player) has an excellent menuing system enabling users to navigate amoung a myriad of artists and albums. The only problem with it is that it was invented by Creative, maker of the Zen music player (the Zen micro really is cool). Creative Technology said Tuesday it has...
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August 29, 2005

Yes, Coffee is a Health Food

Diet conscious beverage consumers can now be statisfied by this conclusive study ... Coffee reported to be top source of healthy antioxidants [Excerpts follow] Coffee not only helps clear the mind and perk up the energy, it also provides more healthful antioxidants than any other food or beverage in...
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Spotlight on Darfur Announcement - a call to bloggers

Via prolifeblogs: Spotlight on Darfur 1 will be hosted at Allthings2all on 1 September. It will feature posts on the current Darfur situation by bloggers from around the world. If you are a blogger and would like to send in a post for inclusion in the Spotlight on Darfur see...
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August 28, 2005

Katrina Approaches New Orleans

Our thoughts and prayers are with our fiends in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast . . . Earlier today the National Hurricane Center said Katrina's maximum sustained wind speed had stepped up to nearly 175 mph, with higher gusts. The hurricane's eye was about 225 miles south-southeast of the...
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August 24, 2005

The Christian Mafia

Every time I Try to Get Out They Keep Dragging Me Back In. . . The Rev. Brian M. Abshire When "Bob" entered my office, I could see that he was visibly anxious, agitated and upset. I had been surprised when he called and asked for an appointment; after all,...
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August 22, 2005

Secret Film Reveals Mugabe Tyranny

In Zimbabwe, corruption is the norm and the international community as a whole seems to be willing to look past the tyranical rule of the Mugabe dictatorship (put in place by "fair" elections, of course). Recently, the U.S. ambassador to United Nations food agencies was not allowed to visit refugee...
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Court Rules Atheism Qualifies as a Religion

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last Friday that Wisconsin prison officials violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment when they refused to allow an inmate to hold a study group for atheists. "Atheism is [the inmate's] religion," the court said, "and the group that he wanted to...
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Amazon to Offer Digital Picture Development (and more)

Web retailer Amazon.com on Monday said it would offer online photo developing services through a partnership with leading Internet photo service Shutterfly as it targets a fast-growing market. The decision means an end to the online retailer's partnership with Eastman Kodak Co. for developing digital pictures online....
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August 17, 2005

The Zimbabwe Government is Starving its People

Mike Sackett, the World Food Programme's Regional Southern African director, has revealed that 8.6 million people in southern Africa need food aid up to harvest in April 2006. Over 4.3 million of these are in Zimbabwe. The problem with helping Zimbabwe is that the government is delaying humanitarian aid and...
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August 16, 2005

Michael Schiavo - Speaker at Ethics Conference?

In reality, the "conference" is a convention of euthanasia activists.... Following his recent public appearance to receive the guardianship of the year award from the Florida State Guardianship Association (more here), Michael Schiavo has been invited to participate at an ethics conference. Earlier this year Schiavo won a 12-year legal...
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As Zimbabwe Crisis Unfolds, Bureaucracy Delays Food Aid

A senior U.S. official said today that government policies were worsening Zimbabwe's food crisis and red tape was preventing food getting to the needy. "All of us are very, very worried about the very near future ... We are going into a period where we don't think there's going to...
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August 15, 2005

Was Sudan Leader John Garang's Death an Accident?

After three weeks as Sudan's First Vice-President, John Garang was killed in a helicopter crash in southern Sudan on his way back from Uganda. After a barrage of misinformation, initial reports blamed the weather or mechanical failure for the incident. For those who are unaware, Garang has been instrumental in...
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Bobby Schindler Speaks in Phoenix

Last week Arizona Right to Life sponsored an evening with Bobby Schindler, brother of Terri Schiavo who is now working full-time for the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation. The Phoenix event drew hundreds people and included an introduction by Fr. Frank Pavone, president of Priests for Life. The evening was important because...
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UK Considers Embryo Screening for Cancer

The UK's fertility watchdog is considering whether embryo screening technology should be used to stop babies from being born with genes that carry a higher risk of cancer [more]. Opponents claim that the move is a "slippery slope towards full-blown eugenics". No kidding! Actually, the UK is already on the...
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August 9, 2005

Airsoft Guns

HEH (we bought two). Having a 10 year-old is great. Taurus PT92 Heavy Weight Airsoft Gun (Clear) Update: Having had a few inquiries following my initial post I thought I would write a couple of tips for those who are considering buying an airsoft gun. Note, however, that airsoft guns...
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August 8, 2005

So Long Peter Jennings

Peter Jennings, prime-time anchorman for ABC News for more than two decades, has died of lung cancer at his home, the network said. He was 67. Jennings passing marks the end of an era which began with the retirement of Tom Brokaw Dec. 2004 and Dan Rather earlier this year....
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August 7, 2005

Guardian of the Year Award Goes to Michael Schiavo

I really didn't think organizations in Florida could stoop lower than giving Judge George Greer, who ordered Terri Schiavo's dehydration death, the Judge of the Year award. Unfortunately, the Florida State Guardianship Association was up for the challenge and gave Michael Schiavo its Guardian of the Year Award....
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August 5, 2005

Cows in Exchange for Chelsea?

A Kenyan city councilman says he offered Bill Clinton 40 goats and 20 cows for his daughter's hand in marriage five years ago. He's still awaiting an answer. Godwin Kipkemoi Chepkurgor wrote Clinton asking for Chelsea's hand in 2000 when Clinton visited Kenya, Chepkurgor told the East African Standard newspaper....
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August 3, 2005

Susan Torres Gives Birth

Susan Torres, who has been on life support since May 7, gave birth to a baby girl today. Despite being born 14 weeks early, there were no complications during delivery and the baby "is doing well," Justin Torres, Susan's brother-in-law, wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press. The baby,...
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August 2, 2005

Religious Neutrality and the Supreme Court

Imago Dei writer Colby Garman has an important post on the Myth of Neutrality and the Supreme Court Nomination of Judge John Roberts which explains that the fundamental beliefs of individuals necessarily impact the decisions that are made:The views an individual carries are informed by the ways that they answer...
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ACLU Opposes Tax Exemptions For All Churches But Supports It For Satanic Witches

Jay at "Stop The ACLU" suggests that the ACLU is antagonistic to Christian churches but supports Satanists. Here's his proof:The ACLU’s official policy on the tax exemption of Churches. Policy #92, "Religious Bodies’ Tax Exemption"…it states, "The ACLU opposes the tax-exemption of all churches…" While the ACLU was taking aim...
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August 1, 2005

Kennedy Flip-Flops on Quizzing High Court Nominees

Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts "will be expected to answer fully" any questions about his views on controversial issues that could come before the court in the future, according to Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.). But, during the 1967 confirmation debate over future Justice Thurgood Marshall, Kennedy argued that Supreme...
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Southern Sudan's Garang Killed

Ingrid from Sudan Watch has been following the news related to John Garang, head of the SPLM and Sudan’s First Vice-President. Yesterday, a BBC news report said John Garang was on his way back to Sudan from Uganda when his plane or helicopter went missing for several hours. Later on...
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