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Hans-Joachim Marseille

(12/13/1919 - 9/30/1942)

was a Luftwaffe fighter pilot and flying ace during World War II. He reached the zenith of his fighter pilot career on 1 September 1942, when during the course of three combat sorties he shot down 17 enemy fighters. ...

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Born on this Date in 1585


Gerbrand Adriaensz Bredero

was a Dutch poet and playwright in the period known as the Dutch Golden Age. ...

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Born on this Date in 1754


Louis XVI

was the King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791 and the King of the French from 1791 to 1792 who was executed by guillotine during the French Revolution. His wife, Marie Antoinette, was born in 1755. Louis was informed on January 17 of the Convention's decision to execute him. ...

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Born on this Date in 1769


George Cuvier

was a French naturalist and zoologist. His most famous work is the R?gne animal distribu? d'apr?s son organisation (1817). ...

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Born on this Date in 1847


Sarah Frances Whiting

She was an American physicist and astronomer, and was the instructor to several astronomers. Whiting helped to establish the Wellesley College observatory, Whitin Observatory, of which she became the first director. ...

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Born on this Date in 1890


Harry Frank Guggenheim

was a United States businessman, diplomat, publisher, philanthropist, and horseman. In March 1917, as the United States moved toward involvement in World War I, Guggenheim bought a Curtiss Flying Boat and took piloting lessons. ...

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Survey: Most Americans believe government broken

Even though they believe this those that do will never lift a finger to help change things. They simply love to complain and nothing more!

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DavidDifferent — 2010-02-22 11:09:34


Judging the judges

Who do you think the ultimate Judge is who will Judge the actions of these People?

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DavidDifferent — 2009-12-14 13:23:41


Tiger's 'transgressions' may be costly

I don't expect Tiger's problems to end even if he pays his wife off. That also includes paying off the other women in his life. A marriage isn't a marriage by the standards he'd be establishing with these practices.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-12-05 09:24:02


Coca-Cola spearheads 1-world climate tax

Cap and trade is not nessicary just get the true solutions from God.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-11-22 10:47:54


"Big Bang" experiment advancing fast

If the experiment had worked a year ago CERN would have been 54. Things will be better for them now. But then they will also learn that they have is because of God, so I guess they have found the God Particle they were after.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-11-21 21:30:06


Huge $10 billion collider resumes hunt for 'God particle'

Finding God doesn't require spending 10 Billion dollars. Seeing God's work sometimes does. 17-mile tunnel, I really think God's at work here.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-11-11 08:49:36


Norman Levitt dies

17year history of skeptics magazine and 55000 subscribers. On top of that Michael Shermer, the founder of The Skeptics Society, and Editor in Chief of its magazine Skeptic is now 55 years old having had his birthday in September.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-30 19:31:46


Dozens in Congress under ethics inquiry

God will embarass the democrates

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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-30 19:11:23


Sting: Obama best person to handle world's 'mess'

Yes, Obama is sent by God. No he is not here to fix the mess he's here to make it bigger doing so until you get out of your lazyboy and do something about it.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-30 14:40:47


Economy grows at best pace in 2 years

The economy is doing better why? Because the government is involved by giving away money. So what will you have when the goverment stops these programs? Back to the same old recession.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-29 13:07:01


FAA Reacted Slowly to Errant Jet

OK, two guys lost their job so you could learn that you're still not prepared. God will take every opportunity to embarrass you, enjoy!

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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-29 11:19:42


Marsilio Ficino

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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-19 18:12:12


Borders Group sees 2Q loss on charges, lower sales

I included this article for one reason, Borders would never sell my books without my having the right connections, which I don't have.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-08-25 08:32:28


Lutherans vote to allow sexually active gay clergy

When I left the Church in 1970 at age 15 I went to St. Lukes Lutheran Church in Bloomington, MN, it is a member of the ELCA. They were at that time and still are today located at a street number 1701.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-08-22 11:11:53


Arson suspected in Waco apartment fire; 47 left homeless

Yes there are many arson fires that effect different numbers of people, not just the 47 which was in this article. The point here is to tell the arsonist that God does know what you've done.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-08-21 09:49:54



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SELECTED STORY


Baylor's Interim President, Me, and the
Intelligent Design Trial



It was the summer of 2004 when I first happened to hear about Baylor Law Professor Bill Underwood. It was just weeks after I told its current President, Robert Sloan,...

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HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS

Austrian millionaire gives away his £2.7m fortune... because 'they never made me happy'

February 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm

An Austrian millionaire is giving away his fortune and all his personal possessions because 'they never made me happy.' Karl Rebeder, 47, from Linz, claims he will use the money from his household accessory business - worth £2.7 million - to...

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IN THE NEWS

As Tennessee Copes With Flooding Disaster, FEMA Faces Own Financial Crisis

May 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm

With a flooded Tennessee becoming the latest disaster to strike the United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is confronting its own emergency as its relief funds run perilously low. With a flooded Tennessee becoming the latest disaster to strike the...

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Market Plunge Baffles Wall Street

May 7, 2010 at 8:30 am

Trading glitch suspected in 'mayhem' as Dow falls nearly 1,000, then bounces. The stock market plunged Thursday in a harrowing five-minute selloff that appeared to be triggered by a breakdown of trading systems. After dropping nearly 1,000 points, the market rebounded...

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As faithful unite, National Day of Prayer divides

May 6, 2010 at 10:27 am

The Rev. Roy Frady of Plano sees a troubled world that needs a National Day of Prayer. Rabbi Geoffrey Dennis of Flower Mound is a National Day of Prayer dropout, frustrated that some local events don't welcome all faiths. Then there's Randy...

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The National Day of Prayer (36 U.S.C. § 119) is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked "to turn to God in prayer and meditation". ...

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Pope prays before Shroud of Turin

May 3, 2010 at 8:36 am

(CNN) -- Pope Benedict XVI visited the iconic Shroud of Turin on Sunday, kneeling and praying before Christianity's most famous relic, which went on display last month for the first time in 10 years. Before visiting the shroud -- believed by...

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Republicans Slam Obama Judicial Nominee Over 117 Omissions From Record

April 6, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Senate Republicans on Tuesday slammed one of the Obama administration's most controversial judicial nominees for failing to initially disclose more than 100 of his speeches, publications and other background materials -- an omission the Republicans called unprecedented and a possible...

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PROMISES, PROMISES: Is gov't more open with Obama?

March 16, 2010 at 4:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agencies haven't lived up to President Barack Obama's promise of a more open government, increasing their use of legal exemptions to keep records secret during his first year in office. An Associated Press review of Freedom of...

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US senator warns of ‘financial meltdown’ risk

February 26, 2010 at 9:22 am

The US is heading for a debt-driven “financial meltdown” within five to seven years, according to Judd Gregg, the outgoing Republican senator for New Hampshire. In a robust and at times testy video interview for the Financial Times’s View from...

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Judd Alan Gregg (born February 14, 1947 in Nashua, New Hampshire) is a former Governor of New Hampshire and current United States Senator serving as ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. He is a member of the Republican Party ...

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Sending Michelle's first car to be recycled

February 23, 2010 at 7:35 pm

It was either the first of the year 1998 or the end of 97 when I bought Michelle her first car. It was a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am. I think I spend around $9500 for it. Today, the 23rd of...

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DiNapoli: Wall Street Bonuses up 17 Percent

February 23, 2010 at 9:12 am

Wall Street bonuses were up 17 percent to over $20 billion in 2009, the year taxpayers bailed out the financial sector after its meltdown, New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Tuesday. Total compensation at the largest securities firms grew beyond...

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Poll finds trust of federal government runs low

February 23, 2010 at 9:04 am

Washington (CNN) -- When it comes to the trust Americans put in government, a new national poll indicates it's a matter of location, location, location. According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday, only 26 percent of the public trusts...

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Survey: Most Americans believe government broken

February 22, 2010 at 11:07 am

Washington (CNN) -- Americans overwhelmingly believe that the government is broken, according to a national poll released Sunday. But the CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey also indicates that the public overwhelmingly holds out hope that what's broken can be fixed. Eighty-six percent of...

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GM CEO Whitacre receives $9M pay package

February 20, 2010 at 10:30 am

NEW YORK (AP) -- General Motors Co. CEO Ed Whitacre will receive a salary of $1.7 million this year, plus stock awards that will bring his total pay package to $9 million at a later date, the automaker said Friday. In...

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Obama Doesn't Begrudge Wall Street Bonuses As Reg Reform Languishes

February 17, 2010 at 2:51 pm

President Obama left his pitch fork in a closet somewhere in the West Wing before his interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek. We know this because in a sharp turn from his recent fat cat, anti-bank comments, the President seemed downright generous...

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Suburban homeless: Rising tide of women, families

February 17, 2010 at 8:42 am

ROOSEVELT, N.Y. – Homelessness in rural and suburban America is straining shelters this winter as the economy founders and joblessness hovers near double digits — a "perfect storm of foreclosures, unemployment and a shortage of affordable housing," in one official's...

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Bayh Falls Out of 'Love' With Congress, Will Not Seek Re-Election

February 16, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh announced Monday that he will not seek re-election this November, an unexpected decision that hands Republicans an opportunity for a pick-up in a year when Democrats are already defending several open Senate seats. Saying there's no...

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Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh III; born December 26, 1955) is an American Democratic politician who has served as the junior U.S. Senator from Indiana since 1999. He earlier served as the 46th Governor of Indiana. Bayh first held public office as ...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS THIS WEEK

Austrian millionaire gives away his £2.7m fortune... because 'they never made me happy'
Posted on February 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm

An Austrian millionaire is giving away his fortune and all his personal possessions because 'they never made me happy.' Karl Rebeder, 47, from Linz, claims he will use the money from his household accessory business - worth £2.7 million - to fund orphanages and other help-the-poor projects in South America. 'I had the idea on holiday in Hawaii some years ago,' he said. 'My cars and plane have already gone and the rest follows very soon. I can't wait to be free of them. 'Since the sale of ...

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Bailed-Out AIG Forcing Poor to Choose Between Running Water and Food
Posted on November 30, 2009 at 9:43 pm

What are we getting in return for the bailout? So far, predatory credit card rates, exorbitant bank fees and obscene Wall Street bonuses. But we're being robbed in other, sneakier ways, too. It seems that taxpayers in the poorest, most vulnerable parts of the county are getting plundered by the same institutions they bailed out. One example is AIG's underhanded fleecing of residents of rural Kentucky. Middlesboro and Clinton are two tiny, impoverished towns in southern Kentucky with a combine...

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The truth is Utility, Inc only serves 15 states. So that brings me to the good news. God will deal with this and leave her mark. About Us Mission Statement At Utilities, Inc., we are committed to providing safe, reliable and cost effective service to our customers, a safe, challenging and enjoyable work environment for our employees, and a fair return for our shareholders; all with the underlying commitment to act with integrity, protect the environment and enhance the communities we serve. Who We Serve Utilities, Inc. serves primarily residential customers across 15 states. Through extraordinary leadership and operational strength, Utilities, Inc. has become one of the largest privately owned water and wastewater utilities in the country. Our History Utilities, Inc. was founded in 1965 and, in its early years, focused on water and wastewater utility acquisitions and formations in the Midwest. During the early 1970s, the company expanded operations into high growth areas in the Southeast. By the 1980s, Utilities, Inc. successfully pursued large, multi-state acquisitions. The company acquired many systems that didn’t comply with the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 and the Clean Water Act of 1977, and improved the facilities to meet and exceed legal mandates. Throughout its history, Utilities, Inc. has demonstrated a successful pattern of expanding capital requirements to meet business development and expansion strategies. Today, Utilities, Inc. is backed by a private equity owner with extensive capital to fuel the company’s continued growth. Utilities, Inc. has long believed that strong financial investment backing is the best approach for the company’s solid operational stability and outstanding customer satisfaction. Continue reading at source...

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Los Angeles Episcopalians elect lesbian bishop
Posted on December 6, 2009 at 4:53 pm

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Los Angeles Episcopalians elected an openly lesbian bishop late Saturday, the denomination's news service reported. The Rev. Mary Douglas Glasspool, 55, will become the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church since Gene Robinson took office in New Hampshire in 2004, if she is formally approved. Conservative factions in the Anglican Communion -- a 77-million member denomination worldwide, with the Episcopal Church as its U.S. branch -- have opposed...

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V. Gene Robinson (born May 29, 1947 in Fayette County, Kentucky) is the ninth bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Robinson was elected bishop in 2003 and entered office in March 2004. Before becoming bishop, he served as assistant to the retiring New Hampshire bishop. Robinson is widely known for being the first openly gay, non-celibate priest to be ordained a bishop in a major Christian denomination believing in the historic episcopate.[note 1] His sexual orientation was privately acknowledged in the 1970s, when he studied in seminary, was ordained, married, and started a family. He went public with his sexual identity and divorced in the 1980s. When delegates to the Episcopal convention were voting on the ratification of his election, it became an issue of controversy. His election was ratified 62 to 45. After his election, some theologically conservative parishes have aligned themselves with bishops outside the Episcopal Church in the United States, a process called the Anglican realignment. His story has appeared in print and film. In 2009 he was honored by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) with the Stephen F. Kolzak Media Award.

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Brazil: Lights back on after massive blackout
Posted on November 10, 2009 at 10:36 pm

RIO DE JANEIRO – Lights are flickering back on in Brazil's major cities after a massive power failure. In Rio's Copacabana neighborhood, cars honked wildly and people shouted as power was restored to the area at 12:37 a.m. Wednesday — more than two hours after it went out. Millions of people were left in the dark by the blackout that hit Latin America's biggest nation after a huge hydroelectric dam suddenly went offline. About 80 percent of Brazil's energy needs are met by hydroelectric po...

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Goldman Sachs’s Michael Evans Sells $12 Million of Stock
Posted on November 25, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Evans, the Hong Kong-based vice chairman who was Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s highest-paid executive officer last year, sold $12 million of stock this week, according to a company filing. Evans, 52, sold 70,000 shares at prices ranging from $170.98 to $173.47 on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24, according to the filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing showed he retained 714,953 shares, which are worth $121 million at today’s closing share price of ...

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Feds reject Army snub of Texas plant
Posted on December 14, 2009 at 12:06 pm

WASHINGTON — The federal government today overturned the Army's decision to shift billions of dollars in combat truck production from Texas to Wisconsin after 17 years, raising hopes that as many 10,000 jobs can be saved at the BAE Systems plant in Sealy and surrounding suppliers. The decision by the contract appeal division of Congress' watchdog Government Accountability Office set aside the Army's decision last August to hand the potential $2.6 billion five year contract to Oshkosh Corp., ...

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Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), once named Oshkosh Truck, is a manufacturer of specialty trucks and truck bodies for defense, industrial and fire emergency applications. It is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and employs about 7,000 people worldwide in five countries. The company was founded in 1917 as the Wisconsin Duplex Auto Company and was created to build a severe-duty four-wheel-drive truck. The first prototype was built, and upon its strengths as a vehicle, the company began to take off. This first four-wheel-drive truck is known today as Old Betsy. It is still owned by Oshkosh Corporation and housed in one of its assembly plants in Oshkosh. Old Betsy still runs and is used frequently in demonstrations and parades. The company took on the name Oshkosh Truck in 1918, when it moved to Oshkosh. It began building defense trucks during World War II. An Oshkosh truck is the current prime mover for the British Army Heavy Transporter, capable of carrying 118 tons. On October 16, 2006, Oshkosh announced an agreement to purchase JLG Industries for $3 billion in an attempt to diversify their business and decrease their dependence on defense spending. On February 5, 2008, Oshkosh announced that the company has received shareholder approval to change the company's name to Oshkosh Corporation, to reflect the increased diversity in the company's product lines.

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Police: Pregnant woman killed at holiday dinner
Posted on November 27, 2009 at 12:20 pm

JUPITER, Fla. — Police say a pregnant woman was among the four people shot to death at a family Thanksgiving gathering in South Florida. Jupiter Police spokeswoman Sally Collins-Ortiz did not say how far along Lisa Knight was in her pregnancy. She was killed along with her twin sister, 33-year-old Carla Merhige, and 76-year-old aunt Raymonde Joseph. Police said Friday that a 6-year-old girl, Makayla Sitton, was also killed as she slept in her bed. Authorities were searching for a relati...

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