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the Fear Endures

America has always freaked out about immigrants.

  NOVEMBER 20, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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Catholic immigrants were the sleeper agents of the 19th century.

The current furor over whether Syrian refugees are helpless victims fleeing murderous religious zealots or sleeper agents for a holy war on America is...
#Muslims #Immigration #Syrians #Refugees #Bigotry

Fraser Sherman

Whistling Past Graveyards

Why Douglas Adams Encouraged Galactic Hitchhiking

  JULY 24, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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The truth is out there; even if you are at the beach, don't put your head in the sand.

Raise your hands if you agree that it is passing strange that NASA is the new (medieval) Vatican. You may, upon giving a fair 'hearing' to...
#Mars #Nasa #Defense Department #Sagan #Galileo

J B Pravda

☕️ Aaron Stipkovich

Dear world, please stop making stupid people famous. https://t.co/hcE29SAulr

@AaronStipkovich

I am not categorically liberal or conservative. Every sensible person or subject gets equal consideration. Any other approach is the epitome of idiocy.

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Freedom Attacked in Paris

Cowardly extremists at Charlie Hebdo now dead

  JANUARY 7, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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One of the men was captured on video shouting 'Allah!' as shots rang out

This story was ongoing as events unfolded and is not finalized. See your preferred news agency for continuing updates.: JANUARY 9,...
#Charlie Hebdo #Paris #France #Terrorists #Murder

Aaron Stipkovich

Belief Without Evidence

An Atheist's perspective on the Boston Marathon Bombing

  JANUARY 9, 2014 AND MAGAZINE IN THE RIGHT  

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Religion as a whole has spread as a self-perpetuating cycle based on an irrational premise...

Just as various leaders of the Muslim community have condemned the recent Boston marathon bombings, I feel it's necessary for members of the...
#Religion #Atheism #Boston Bombing #Islam

David Stockdale

Playa Got Played

Obama's deal with Iran is North Korea all over again.

  NOVEMBER 27, 2013 AND MAGAZINE IN THE RIGHT  

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Just days after reaching a major diplomatic agreement, we can't agree on what we agreed on?

At first blush, it looked like President Obama's new agreement with Iran could be a good thing ' the global community eases up on sanctions...
#Iran #Nukes #Obama #Kerry #North Korea

Robert Cleveland

Rebranding the Vatican

How can the new Pope rebuild the Catholic image?

  JUNE 28, 2013 AND MAGAZINE IN RELIGION  

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Displays of luxury and pomp in the Vatican have made it hard for the Church to proclaim its message

Throughout its roughly 1,700 year history as a formal institution, the Catholic Church has withstood crusades, a bloody reformation, the rise and fall...
#Catholic Church #Pope Francis #Church Scandal

David Focil

The Passed Torch

What can we do for our country?

  MAY 29, 2013 AND MAGAZINE IN CULTURE  

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President Kennedy championed equality and determination.

To sum up President John F. Kennedy's life with his famous "Ask not" quote, a policy initiative, sex scandal or assassination is...
#Jfk #America #Cold War #Space Race #Catholic

Dan Tria

Drunken US Students

US State Department with More than a Hangover in Europe

  MAY 17, 2013 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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Are you the parent of a university student "studying" in Europe?

Are you the mother and/or father of a university student studying abroad in hundreds of United States-sponsored learning installations? Well, you...
#Alcohol #Student #Europe #Education #Abuse

Anthony St. John

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Miraculous Gates

  APRIL 12, 2013 AND MAGAZINE IN CULTURE  

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But the eight gates no longer reside in St. Vibiana's.

There are eight gates, each weighing approximately 700 pounds. For three-quarters of a century ' from 1922 until 1997 ' these gold colored...
#Religion #Miracles #Dan Giles #St. Vibiana's

Christopher Zoukis

SpyTalk 1.0

The previous SpyTalk archives

  APRIL 4, 2013 AND MAGAZINE IN SPYTALK  

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From Jeff Stein

Spytalk has now been relaunched at SpyTalk.info however, the most recent SpyTalk 1.0 blog entries have been kept for archival purposes here. Be sure...
#Spy #Intelligence #Jeff Stein #Terrorism

Aaron Stipkovich

Lord Action

Absolute Power Corrupts

  MARCH 14, 2013 AND MAGAZINE IN CULTURE  

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This protection is provided by God Himself.

I recently had occasion to watch the movie Absolute Power, starring Clint Eastwood. The imaginative and provocative title of the flick...
#Pope #Lord Action #Clint Eastwood #Power #Church

Christopher Zoukis

Sede Vacante

Historic Happenings At The Vatican

  MARCH 7, 2013 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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We could be on the verge of something incredible happening that truly changes the world

Nearly eight years ago, I sat in front of the television transfixed as the death of Pope John Paul II triggered the ancient rituals and majestic...
#Catholic #Pope #Papacy #Vatican #Conclave #Church

Anthony Bergen

Italian PM ousted by me!

How I coaxed the Ouster of Silvio Berlusconi

  JANUARY 26, 2013 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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We are not prone to learn from the Past...

This essay is dedicated to two of my Florentine friends, Zara and Neri, with the hope that their futures will be more prosperous and fulfilling...
#Silvio Berlusconi #Italy #Italian Politics

Anthony St. John

Do not invest in Europe

The disturbed European continent: A Freudian-like analysis

  JANUARY 19, 2013 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT  

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Stay clear of investing in Europe!

As are so many other areas around our world, the European continent, Land of the Setting Sun, is a cesspool of the most vulgar greed,...
#Europe #Global Economy #Sigmund Freud #Finance

Anthony St. John

The pope's trip to Mexico

Thousands flock to kiss the ring that holds the crown.

  MARCH 29, 2012 AND MAGAZINE IN CULTURE  

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When the Pope comes to town everyone wants a piece of his Popeness.

Mexico is a country is rich heritage lush vegetation and a history full of legendary emotion. It is a land of exotic beauty and its diversity sparks...
#Pope Benedict #Mexico #Catholic #Inquisition #Cuba

Shasta Fox

mischief for millions

America, The Lost Shakespearean Tragedy

  NOVEMBER 24, 2011 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT  

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"And some that smile have in their hearts, I fear, Millions of mischiefs" (Act 4, scene 1, J.C.)

Mischief for Millions: It's not some new game show, but it is a lethal game. "When the English colonists sailed for the New World, they...
#Bard #Lincoln #Colonies #History #Law #Money

J B Pravda

JFK got it right

It's good when theocrats don't get their way.

  NOVEMBER 15, 2011 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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Religious bodies not imposing their will on the public? What kind of filthy God-hating talk is that?

A little over 50 years ago, John F. Kennedy said he believed "in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish -- where...
#Religion #Politics #Theocracy #Government

Fraser Sherman

nothing compares to her

A paean to a great artist's legitimate pain

  SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 AND MAGAZINE IN ENTERTAINMENT  

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...rare is the performer who will tell 'them' just where to put their shiny icon.

"A native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and...
#Shaw #Sinead #O'connor #Music #Pope #

J B Pravda

Abolish The British crown

The Brits Have Much to be Proud of with their Monarchy

  AUGUST 27, 2011 AND MAGAZINE IN CULTURE  

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The royals committed the biggest rip-off in world history.

The recent riots in London only signified to me that the British Monarchy is about as outdated, quaint, and ludicrous a sham perpetuated by the kind...
#British Monarchy Royal

John Sammon

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