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Baylor's Interim President, Me, and the
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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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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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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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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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Judging the judges

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

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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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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


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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-30 14:40:47


Economy grows at best pace in 2 years

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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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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

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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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IN THE NEWS

As Tennessee Copes With Flooding Disaster, FEMA Faces Own Financial Crisis
Posted 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 United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is confronting its own emergency as its relief funds run perilously low.

Last month, FEMA Director W. Craig Fugate wrote a letter to Congress warning that its relief fund had fallen to $693 million as of April 7 but the agency owed $645 million to 47 states for past disasters. That doesn't include the $1.7 billion settlement the agency owes to the Gulf Coast state and city governments for Hurricane Katrina.

Now FEMA is handing out money to the residents of Tennessee after deadly floods ravaged the region last weekend.

FEMA has already approved $1.5 million in individual assistance and more than 12,000 Tennesseans had registered with FEMA for disaster assistance by midmorning Friday with 250 inspections complete.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Friday that FEMA will probably need a shot of supplemental funding. The administration is seeking $5.1 billion in emergency funding from Congress.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano planned to tour the area Saturday. She'll find residents already repairing their homes and business owners pushing to re-open.

The outlook for the devastated areas of Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky remained grim Saturday as the death toll climbed to 31 with the discovery of a missing kayaker's body in Kentucky. Twenty died in Tennessee alone.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean raised the damage estimate for his city to $1.5 billion Friday, with 17 percent of Davidson County still to be checked. Already officials know 9,300 properties have been damaged and almost 2,000 of those are residences. Dean said the damage total will go up because it doesn't include damage to roads, bridges or the contents of the buildings.

"While the numbers seem daunting, and they truly are large, Nashville is in the process of recovering," Dean said.

But some analysts believe FEMA was never meant to be -- and shouldn't be -- the disaster response agency for the nation.

"From an operational standpoint, disaster response should be driven by state and local governments, as they are the owners of most of the response resources and they are the first on the scene when disaster strikes," Jena Baker McNeill and Matt Mayer of the Heritage Foundation said in a report published last month. "Supplanting this funding encourages state and local governments to not be prepared, knowing that the federal government will bail them out."

The report found that the yearly average of FEMA declarations has tripled from 43 under the first President Bush to 89 under President Clinton to 130 under the second President Bush.

President Obama issued 108 declarations in his first year in office – the 12th highest in FEMA history – without the occurrence of one hurricane or other major disaster, the report said. In the first three months of 2010, Obama has issued 32 declarations, putting him on pace for 128 declarations for the year – the sixth most in FEMA history, according to the report.

The report says the reason behind the increase is governors, as their state budgets decline, are more likely to seek emergency declarations from FEMA that requires the federal government pay up to 100 percent of the disaster response bill.

"Truly catastrophic disasters that overwhelm state and local governments are a welcome forum for FEMA intervention; that is, after all, the very purpose of FEMA declarations," the report reads. "However, all too often disaster politics, rather than effective policy, drive decisions on disaster response. Washington policymakers simply do not know how to say 'no' to spending more on disasters. Consequently, FEMA can no longer meet its financial commitments."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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