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Harris Clarifies Comments on Religion

Posted on August 27th, 2006 at 22:06 by John Sinteur in category: News


U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris told a religious journal that separation of church and state is “a lie” and God and the nation’s founding fathers did not intend the country be “a nation of secular laws.” The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate also said that if Christians are not elected, politicians will “legislate sin,” including abortion and gay marriage.

Harris made the comments which she clarified Saturday in the Florida Baptist Witness, the weekly journal of the Florida Baptist State Convention, which interviewed political candidates and asked them about religion and their positions on issues.

Separation of church and state is “a lie we have been told,” Harris said in the interview, published Thursday, saying separating religion and politics is “wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers.”

Well, it certainly weren’t the people in Florida, back in 2000, when Harris gave the election away.

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  1. If separation of Church and State is a lie, then what was the problem with the Talibans?
    Why the outcry against the mullahs?

    Why not applaud them: They have achieved what Harris is aiming for.

Van Geel sjoemelde met asbest Otapan

Posted on August 27th, 2006 at 20:50 by John Sinteur in category: Nederland is Gek!


Staatssecretaris Pieter van Geel (Milieu) heeft bewust een foute exportvergunning verleend voor het sloopschip de Otapan. Volgens Greenpeace wist het ministerie van VROM al in 2002 hoeveel asbest en andere giftige stoffen er in het schip zaten.

Dat heeft Greenpeace zondag gezegd. De Otapan heeft 54 ton asbestmateriaal aan boord. In de vergunning wordt gesproken van 1000 kilo.

Volgens Tweede Kamerlid Diederik Samsom (PvdA) heeft Van Geel daarmee een blunder begaan en “een politieke doodzonde”, omdat hij in antwoord op Kamervragen vorige week daarover “een verhaaltje verzonnen heeft”. Hij wil opheldering van de CDA-bewindsman, die vorige week erkende dat hij een vergissing heeft begaan.

En in zijn ogen is “de vergissing” ongetwijfeld dat hij betrapt is.

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Posted on August 27th, 2006 at 17:04 by John Sinteur in category: Nederland is Gek!


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Cane Hill, London

Posted on August 27th, 2006 at 12:47 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture



London is a ruthless city – buildings that have served their purpose are quickly torn down and replaced – and yet Cane Hill still stands almost fifteen years after it served its last patients. Built in 1882, it was once the largest building of its type, but it now lies derelict – a magnet for explorers, vandals, …even filmmakers and artists. …

In the years since its closure it has acquired the reputation of being the ultimate abandoned asylum, the supreme embodiment of dereliction and decay. This is due mainly to the amount of equipment still on site – the extraordinary wealth of mementoes and personal information that still litter the corridors and wards – but also owes much to the asylum’s uniquely fearsome exterior. Viewed from the surrounding path, it feels more like a prison than a hospital (…..a towering monument to Victorian bleakness and austerity…)

(many beautiful pictures in the link)

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Ancient Mummy Found in Mongolia

Posted on August 27th, 2006 at 12:40 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture, News



The spectacular find of the frozen remains of a Scythian warrior in Mongolia by an international team of archeologists could shed new light on ancient life. Some of those findings will be the subject of a major exhibition in Berlin next year.

Scientists in Berlin this week gave their first major press conference about the spectacular discovery of a frozen mummy in Mongolia’s Altai mountains. The frozen corpse, embedded in permafrost, is considered one of the greatest archeological finds since climbers came across the mummified remains of Ötzi, the ice man, in an alpine glacier. The corpse of the Scythian warrior could help provide clues about how people lived 2,500 years ago and about what illnesses they suffered.

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The Most Incredible Knife

Posted on August 27th, 2006 at 12:34 by John Sinteur in category: What were they thinking?



Here are all 85 tools included in Giant Knife, Version 1.0:

1. 2.5? 60% Serrated locking blade
2. Nail file, nail cleaner
3. Corkscrew
4. Adjustable pliers with wire crimper and cutter
5. Removable screwdriver bit adapter
6. 2.5? Blade for Official World Scout Knife
7. Spring-loaded, locking needle-nose pliers with wire cutter
8. Removable screwdriver bit holder
9. Phillips head screwdriver bit 0
10. Phillips head screwdriver bit 1
11. Phillips head screwdriver bit 2
12. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm
13. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6 mm x 4.0 mm
14. Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0 mm x 6.5 mm
15. Magnetized recessed bit holder
16. Double-cut wood saw with ruler (inch & cm)
17. Bike chain rivet setter, removable 5m allen wrench, screwdriver for slotted and Phillips head screws
18. Removable tool for adjusting bike spokes, 10m hexagonal key for nuts
19. Removable 4mm curved allen wrench with Phillips head screwdriver
20. Removable 10mm hexagonal key
21. Patented locking Phillips head screwdriver
22. Universal wrench
23. Laser pointer with 300 ft. range
24. 1.65? Clip point utility blade
25. Metal saw, metal file
26. 4 mm allen wrench
27. 2.5? blade
28. Fine metal file with precision screwdriver
29. Double-cut wood saw
30. Cupped cigar cutter with double-honed edges
31. 12/20-Gauge choke tube tool
32. Watch caseback opening tool
33. Snap shackle
34. Telescopic pointer
35. Compass, straight edge, ruler (in./cm)
36. Mineral crystal magnifier with precision screwdriver
37. 2.4? Springless scissors with serrated, self-sharpening design
38. Shortix key
39. Flashlight
40. Fish scaler, hook disgorger, line guide
41. Micro tool holder
42. Micro tool adapter
43. Micro scraper-straight
44. Reamer
45. Fine fork for watch spring bars
46. Pin punch 1.2 mm
47. Pin punch .8 mm
48. Round needle file
49. Removable tool holder with expandable receptacle
50. Removable tool holder
51. Multi-purpose screwdriver
52. Flat Phillips head screwdriver
53. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm
54. Spring loaded, locking flat nose nose-pliers with wire cutter
55. Phillips head screwdriver bit 0
56. Phillips head screwdriver bit 1
57. Phillips head screwdriver bit 2
58. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm
59. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6 mm x 4.0 mm
60. Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0 mm x 6.5 mm
61. Can opener
62. Phillips head screwdriver
63. 2.5? Clip point blade
64. Golf club face cleaner
65. 2.4? Round tip blade
66. Patented locking screwdriver, cap lifter, can opener
67. Golf shoe spike wrench
68. Golf divot repair tool
69. Micro straight-curved
70. Special tool holder
71. Phillips head screwdriver 1.5mm
72. Screwdriver 1.2 mm
73. Screwdriver .8 mm
74. Mineral crystal magnifier, fork for watch spring bars, small ruler
75. Removable screwdriver bit holder
76. Magnetized recessed bit holder
77. Tire tread gauge
78. Reamer/awl
79. Patented locking screwdriver, cap lifter, wire stripper
80. Special Key
81. Toothpick
82. Tweezers
83. Adapter
84. Key ring
85. Second key ring

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  1. Ok.
    And how do you use it?

They also serve who only stagger and chug

Posted on August 27th, 2006 at 12:13 by John Sinteur in category: Mess O'Potamia


College Republican Chair Paul Gourley

Jonathan Frist

Jenna and Not-Jenna

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Natascha Kampusch

Posted on August 27th, 2006 at 10:54 by John Sinteur in category: News



Undated police handout shows the entrance to a room in the basement of a house where Natascha Kampusch was held imprisoned after being kidnapped, in Strasshof, some 25km (16 miles) north-east of Vienna. Kampusch vanished at age of 10 in 1998 while walking to school. She broke free on August 23, 2006, after living for eight years in a small basement area under a garage next to the suspected kidnappers house in Strasshof. (Austrian Police/Handout/Reuters)

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Posted on August 27th, 2006 at 10:42 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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UCLA to Protect Animal Research

Posted on August 27th, 2006 at 10:39 by John Sinteur in category: News


After an attempted firebombing near the home of one UCLA researcher and repeated harassment that pushed another professor to halt his primate research, UCLA’s acting chancellor said Friday that he was taking steps to protect the university and its faculty from extremists in the animal rights movement.

Norman Abrams, who became acting chancellor July 1, said animal rights activists in recent months have mounted what he called an escalating campaign against UCLA professors, researchers and their families.

“These activities have risen to the level of domestic terrorism, and that’s what we should call them,” Abrams said in an interview Friday, as he announced a series of actions, including plans for stepped-up security at faculty homes.

He also announced that UCLA would double — to $60,000 — the size of the reward the FBI has offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the attempted fire-bombing of a Bel-Air home June 30.

In that incident, a crude explosive was left beside a house occupied by a 70-year-old woman and her tenant. The FBI has said the device, which was lighted but failed to ignite, was powerful enough to have killed the occupants.

Now that, dear DHS, dear TSA, is terrorism.

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  1. If committed by US residents then no, it’s only free speech.