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Facebook Alternative Diaspora Launches September 15

By idaflo | August 28th, 2010 | 2 Comments » 

Diaspora team of four guysFrom Mashable:

Diaspora, the much-hyped open source alternative to Facebook, will release its code to the world on September 15, but promises that its creators are just getting started

Earlier this year, Facebook (Facebook) was embroiled in controversy after it made significant privacy changes. Users didn’t like having more of their information public, so they revolted. (continue reading HERE)

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Exclusive Video: Gov. Mitch Daniels on Obamacare’s Devastating Consequences

By idaflo | August 28th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Posted August 27th, 2010

We’ve been through a global recession. Now we’re fighting through a stalled recovery. Revenues are the lowest they’ve been in half a century. Their finances a wreck, many states have effectively sunk into bankruptcy…(continue reading HERE)

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George Soros’s Evangelicals

By idaflo | August 28th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Meet Richard Cizik, head of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good.

Richard Cizik

BY Mark Tooley at The Weekly Standard

August 26, 2010

For nearly 30 years Richard Cizik represented the National Association of Evangelicals in Washington, D.C. During the George W. Bush administration, he tilted increasingly left and embraced global warming as his iconic issue. A Vanity Fair magazine spread admiringly portrayed him walking on water, just like Jesus. But in December 2008 Cizik stepped too far by endorsing same-sex unions during an interview with Terry Gross NPR. He was forced to resign from NAE.

This summer, Cizik was back with Gross on NPR. He has created a left-leaning New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good….(continue reading HERE)

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Obama: “Iraq was all about me”

By idaflo | August 28th, 2010 | 1 Comment » 

Once again, he finds a new and twisted way to make himself the star of every script, the point of every narrative; distorting the facts and our own history…

From Sister Toldjah

The Narcissist in Chief President uses his weekly address to comment on the official end of combat operations in Iraq:

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First pictures of David Cameron’s new daughter released

By idaflo | August 28th, 2010 | No Comments » 

I really think we “Florences” are making a come-back! From the BBC – HERE:

The first pictures of David and Samantha Cameron’s baby daughter Florence have been released.

David Cameron holding his baby daughter, Florence Rose Endellion  Cameron
Florence’s full name is Florence Rose Endellion Cameron

Florence was born in the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro on Tuesday after Mrs Cameron gave birth earlier than expected.

The prime minister and his family are in Cornwall on a two-week summer holiday.

Mrs Cameron and Florence left hospital on Friday and Mr Cameron has said he will take paternity leave….(continue reading HERE)

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Bad statistics for summer employment for youth

By idaflo | August 28th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Data about kids, from McClatchy: HERE:

Jessie Wilcox Smith - Carrying ApplesBy Diane Stafford | Kansas City Star

The share of young people aged 16 to 24 who were employed this summer fell to 48.9 percent — the lowest rate on record since 1948.

Meanwhile, the raw number of youth who held jobs in July 2010 actually rose by 1.8 million from July 2009 to 18.6 million.

But as a percentage of the population, the share of workers in that age group fell, according to annual data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released today.

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A day in the life of Milton… and remembering Peege

By idaflo | August 21st, 2010 | 2 Comments » 

A country road into the mistDear Milton,

So you have your new life in a nursing home.  It smells bad.  Most folks there cannot communicate well, due to impaired mental and physical capacity, so for you as a blind man, it is particularly isolating. You have needs that require custodial care, but they aren’t shaving you enough, you aren’t as clean as you used to be, your legs are starting to swell so now you rely on being moved in a wheelchair…. and you seemed more remote when at first I tried to engage you in conversation.  We’ve been gone for two weeks on vacation; how can you have changed so quickly?  Once we started talking – I asked LOTS of questions, you started to seem more like yourself again. Read More »

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Diana West: Russians still obscure Polish airplane crash

By idaflo | August 16th, 2010 | No Comments » 

This story has been foggy since day one.  Legitimate questions beg for answers so that truth may be known and  justice served. The victims deserve as much. The more we read about this story, the more confusing it becomes. (Story is also covered HERE at BIGPEACE.COM)

Polish airplane crash site

By: Diana West Washington Examiner Columnist – August 13, 2010

It’s never been clear what really happened on that foggy morning of April 10 when a Polish airplane crashed on a Russian runway, killing all 96 people aboard, including Polish President Lech Kaczynski, Cabinet ministers, military service chiefs, intelligence officials, the central bank president, parliamentarians and historians, decapitating the conservative government and gutting the country’s elite. Read More »

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The Perils of ‘Wannabe Cool’ Christianity

By idaflo | August 15th, 2010 | 1 Comment » 

Timely, important. It is vital that the Christian community engage in deep theological discussion concerning this emotional issue.

Mark Driscoll and Bill HybelsBy BRETT MCCRACKEN at The Wall Street Journal

‘How can we stop the oil gusher?” may have been the question of the summer for most Americans. Yet for many evangelical pastors and leaders, the leaking well is nothing compared to the threat posed by an ongoing gusher of a different sort: Young people pouring out of their churches, never to return.

As a 27-year-old evangelical myself, I understand the concern. My peers, many of whom grew up in the church, are losing interest in the Christian establishment….(continue reading HERE)

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Don’t Cry for Me, Barack Obama

By idaflo | August 15th, 2010 | No Comments » 

I always look forward to posting anything Robin of Berkeley has to say.  Once again, she does not disappoint.
Today, instead of americanthinker.com her words come to us from David Horowitz’s NewsRealBlog.  A brief aside about David; I saw him speak while we lived in Northern, California.  In that presentation and in everything I’ve heard or read of him since, it feels as though he is such a smart guy, even his yawns merit college credit.
2010 August 13

Obama teary

by Robin of Berkeley at NewsRealBlog

Apparently Obama broke down weeping during the funeral of civil rights leader, Dorothy Height.  This sight left me strangely unmoved.

This is peculiar because I cry at almost anything. If there is a random stranger bawling on the street, my waterworks start flowing. Just last week I had a meltdown after my husband, Jon, and I went to the local pound.

A Dr. Doolitte type, Jon rescued some stray mutt, nestled her in our car, and together we brought the pooch over to a local shelter. When we said goodbye to the whimpering animal, I melted in a pool of tears. Exasperated, Jon not only had to deal with the dog’s slobbering, but mine as well.

Yet, seeing the photographs of our blubbering President left me feeling ice cold. I’ve asked myself, why? The reason: because this man cares not a whit about you or me. Read More »

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