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Archive for 1 May 2008
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Bethel College in McKenzie has suspended six students for violating school policies following a reported rape on campus.
Walter Butler, Bethel’s director of business affairs, would not say what regulations were broken.
The incident is still under investigation by McKenzie police, school officials said.
McKenzie police officials did not respond to messages seeking comment from The Jackson Sun.
Butler said the incident occurred April 13 on the McKenzie campus.
Bethel has 1,000 students on its McKenzie campus and another 1,000 students among its five satellite locations in Memphis, Jackson, Clarksville, Nashville and Chattanooga.
Wouldn’t say what “regulations were broken”? Uh….wouldn’t that be called rape?
1. Sierra Leone $18.42
2. Aruba $12.03
3. Bosnia-Herzegovina $10.86
4. Eritrea $9.58
5. Norway $8.73
6. United Kingdom $8.38
7. Netherlands $8.37
8. Monaco $8.31
9. Iceland $8.28
10. Belgium $8.22
111. United States $3.45
Uh….where is Eritrea?
Jr and I spent the entire afternoon shopping in Jackson. I think I’ve aged about 10 years! I honestly don’t remember being THAT afflicted by PMS at her age!
As is the norm, I spent to way too much money, but I’m female…..I’ve got that shopping gene thing going, right? Since we’re going to the NRA thing in a couple of weeks in Louisville, I needed some new frocks. Ok, britches and shirts, but I did really need ‘em.
I also picked up a new gadget I really didn’t need, but hey, I’ve been wanting one and it was “on sale”! A brand spankin’ new printer/copier/scanner/fax contraption. Now all I have to do is get it out of my trunk and figure out how to hook it up!
Now, I’m going to recuperate from today’s ordeal and pretend I’m a stalk of broccoli!
“We will never allow our sons and daughters, our parents and grandparents to be wiped off the face of the earth again,” IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi said Thursday in his address at the March of the Living ceremony in Auschwitz Birkenau in Poland. “We have learned our lesson and we are taking threats to destroy Israel seriously.”
Ashkenazi alluded to current threats to Israel’s existence, calling “to all nations and all national leaders to combat hatred on the face of the earth, to eradicate it and to act decisively against manifestations of anti-Semitism in the world.”
“We cannot say that we did not see – the writing was on the wall, clear and distinct” he warned.
“I stand with pride and passion as a commander, a son to a Jewish state that possesses might and strength, and I pledge: Never again; never will we stand helpless, [depending] on the charity of others,” Ashkenazi continued. “We, the soldiers of the Israel Defense Force – the emissaries of people and nation – stand here today in IDF uniforms and raise Israel’s banner with pride in the name of tens of thousands of IDF soldiers and commanders who consider themselves the executors of the will, the prayer and the dream of our six million brothers whose existence was cruelly cut short.”
Around 10,000 young Jews, Poles and World War II survivors took part in the March of the Living on Thursday, an annual event at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau that honors the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust.
This year’s march, the 17th, started with the blowing of the shofar, or ram’s horn, at the iron gate — crowned with the words “Arbeit Macht Frei,” or “Work Sets You Free” — that leads into the former camp of Auschwitz.
….this picture isn’t all that great either, but it’s the best I can do standing in my living room, looking out the front window.
What is it? We have a bunch of ‘em, and I love that color of blue!
Aren’t there enough moonbats in D.C. without Matthews joining the fray?
I happened to watch this video this morning, and I gotta tell ya, as usual, Mr. Matthews is way off the mark. Why is it that guys like him seem to think we’re all dunderheads? His jealousy of Rush Limbaugh is a continuous source of amusement.
Yes, on occasion, I do listen to Rush. However, not as often as I’d like. The thing about Limbaugh, and many others on talk radio is that they are reflecting what we think, NOT the other way around. The first time I heard Rush on the radio, way back in the early 90s, I was quite taken aback. How did this guy know what I was thinking? And I’m not alone. Millions listen to conservative talk radio on a daily basis. That’s every single day. That says a whole lot about guys like Rush. How many people listen to “progressive” talk radio?
Do you know why so many people are listening to the radio, rather than watching MSNBC? Because they are at WORK! Yes, conservatives actually work for a living, and don’t have time to sit in front of their idjit boxes and listen to guys like Matthews blather on about how horrible things are, and “woe is me”. Nope, we’re a positive bunch, and prefer a positive message. People who spend their time lamenting on the evils of George W. Bush, “Big Oil” and the war in Iraq, really don’t have any idea there are actually people out here who try to find the bright spot in life, and dwell on that, instead of the bad.
Yes, we’re all aware that things aren’t as great as they could be. Yeah? Nothing is. When human beings become perfect, then things will be a whole lot better. Until then, give it a rest!
Members of Congress say they overreached by pushing ethanol on consumers and will move to roll back federal supports for it — the latest sure signal that Congress’ appetite for corn-based ethanol has collapsed as food and gas prices have shot up.
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer said Democrats will use the pending farm bill to reduce the subsidy, while Republicans are looking to go further, rolling back government rules passed just four months ago that require blending ethanol into gasoline.
Pardon me while I go into shock. FINALLY, a little common sense coming out of D.C. Sadly, it won’t last.
Dallas school officials projected six years ago that a billion-dollar bond program would rid the district of many of its 1,913 portable classrooms.
Instead, the number has grown. More than 30,000 students attend classes in portable buildings.
Now, school officials are saying again that they will get rid of some portables if voters approve DISD’s proposed $1.35 billion bond program on May 10.
Horse manure! Same ol’ story. “You give us more and more money, we’ll show you results”. And nothing ever gets better, it only gets worse. I don’t care what district you are in, or what part of the country. The head honchos of the unions will do anything, say anything to get more money, yet do little or nothing to deserve it!
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Thursday said he had grown up in less privileged circumstances than his rivals as he fought a perception among some voters that he is “elitist.”
What does he consider more elitist? Having someone wipe your butt, instead of having to do it yourself? Good grief. As best I can see, none of the candidates are what this country needs. A couple of them, less so than others. Let’s face it, they’re all flippin’ ‘elitist’!
Two Chattanooga area men are traveling the length of the Tennessee River in kayaks.
Twenty-eight-year-old Andrew Akridge and 56-year-old Dave Petty visited the Chattanooga riverfront Wednesday after paddling for 10 days from Knoxville, where the river begins.
They expect the 652-mile adventure to take a month.
Hey, why not. It’s on his list of things to do. Wonder when they’ll pass by here? The Mr and his older brother paddled the Mississippi, starting on the Rock River and ending down in NO. Now THAT is impressive. Of course, they were a LOT younger then.
In the past, the general consensus in the intelligence community has been that Iran had hit some technical difficulties with enrichment and that its attainment of nuclear capability was much further off. In fact, a recent Israeli Military Intelligence assessment showed that the “point of no return” with regards to Iran going nuclear was 2010.
However, Mofaz, a former defense minister and IDF chief of General Staff, said in a speech at Yale University, Connecticut, that Iran could have the know-how to build nuclear arms within months.
You don’t let the fox guard the henhouse, and you don’t let raving lunatics get “The Bomb”.
They came. They expressed patriotic fervor. Then they shopped.
On Thursday, the first day of a planned boycott against Carrefour, a French department store chain here, there were a few low-key protests around the country but most Carrefour outlets did a brisk business in peanut oil, petit fours and family packs of lychee juice.
The boycott call, publicized through text messages and popular websites, has been urging Chinese consumers to avoid the stores as a way to punish France for what China considers its shabby reception of the Olympic torch. During the Paris leg of the relay last month, pro-Tibetan agitators lunged at a wheelchair-bound Chinese torch bearer. The images that captured her shocked and wounded expression have fueled a backlash against Western countries that many here believe are seeking to spoil China’s Olympic moment of glory as Beijing prepares to play host to the Summer Games.
Doing what good ‘capitalists’ do, SHOOOOOPPPPPPPPPING! I guess ‘the protesters’ weren’t as upset as those who organized the protest.
“Our brother martyr Aden Hashi, has received what he was looking for—death for the sake of Allah—at the hands of the United States,” Robow told The Associated Press by phone.
Glad to oblige. One less to worry about in the future. Anymore takers? Wanna meet “Allah”?
At least four Shelby County Schools principals — including three of the district’s eight high school principals — have announced that they won’t be returning to their jobs this fall.
And Supt. Bobby Webb acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that retirement plans are in his future.
“My contract is for three more years,” he said. “I don’t plan to ask for an extension.”
I can’t say as I blame any of them. I wouldn’t send a kid to those schools, and I sure wouldn’t be a teacher, or administrator in them. They are getting more and more out of control. The lunatics are running the asylum.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information, said the delegation would present the Iranian government with material that implicated Iran’s elite Quds Force, part of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.
The delegation was expected to meet with Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to discuss the issue and stress that ongoing clashes between Shiite extremists and U.S.-Iraqi forces were threatening political gains by Shiites.
Do the Iraqis actually think the Iranian will accept their evidence?
Rep. Douglas Bruce was instructed Wednesday to stay away from a woman working at the state Capitol who lodged a sexual harassment complaint against him.
Speaker Andrew Romanoff, D-Denver, handed Bruce a letter on the House floor. Bruce read it, then he and Romanoff briefly met in the speaker’s office.
Bruce, a Colorado Springs Republican, would not comment.
“If there is some rumor, you can do whatever you want with whatever rumor you’ve got,” he said.
Odd. The guy makes a statement, based in actual fact, and the next thing ya know, BOOM! A harassment charge. Interesting. These days, if ya tell someone they look nice, it’s sexual harassment. I’ll wait to see what evidence they have before I make any assessment.
Today is National Day of Prayer. Let’s hope we all find the time to give thanks to Him who gave us life.
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.