Thursday, October 06, 2005

Their God Is Bigger Than Our God

His mouthpieces in America - who always seem so sure of themselves, so sure that they alone hear God speaking, and so willing to share His wisdom with the rest of us - have gone strangely quiet of late.

Judge: Use of Religion in Hiring Decisions OK ยท
A federal court in New York has ruled that the Salvation Army may hire and fire employees according to their religious beliefs -- even though it receives most of its money for social services

US poverty: chronic ill, little hope for cure:
Four decades after a U.S. president declared war on poverty, more than 37 million people in the world's richest country are officially classified as poor and their number has been on the rise for years.

Congress Seeks to Slash Food Aid for Poor :
Under orders to whittle agriculture spending by $3 billion, Republicans in Congress propose to slash food programs for the poor by $574 million and subsidies and conservation programs by $1 billion each,

Alaska Airlines takes flying fish to a whole new level :
$500,000 grant from federal funding pays for custom paint job on company's passenger jet

No aid planned to help low-income families, seniors with energy costs:
The Bush administration yesterday said it has no plans to ask Congress for additional funds to help low-income families and financially stretched seniors deal with rapidly escalating home heating bills.

The Crime of "Unauthorized Reproduction":
New law will require marriage as a legal condition of motherhood

Wal-Mart Turns in Student's Anti-Bush Photo, Secret Service Investigates Him:
Selina Jarvis is the chair of the social studies department at Currituck County High School in North Carolina, and she is not used to having the Secret Service question her or one of her students.

Connect the Dots:
"For years, governments all over the world have secretly been collaborating with the high-end color laser printer industry in order to track the origin of every color copy made. They're doing it by programming the printers to create specific patterns of yellow dots-not visible to the naked eye-on every copy


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