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Pakistani Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy - This is the Religion of Peace?

Pakistani sentenced to die for blasphemy

The Associated Press
Wednesday, June 18, 2008; 6:08 AM

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan --

Militants found recruits among Guantanamo's wrongly detained

GARDEZ, Afghanistan - Mohammed Naim Farouq was a thug in the lawless Zormat district of eastern Afghanistan . He ran a kidnapping and extortion racket, and he controlled his turf with a band of gunmen who rode around in trucks with AK-47 rifles.

Hundreds swept up in mortgage fraud arrests

WASHINGTON: More than 400 real estate industry players have been indicted since March — including dozens over the last two days — in a Justice Department crackdown on incidents of mortgage fraud nationwide that have contributed to the country's housing crisis.

The FBI put the losses to homeowners and other borrowers who were victims in the schemes at over $1 billion.

Why flooding worsens

Up and down the flood-ravaged river valleys of the upper Midwest, high water has inflicted billions of dollars of damage to homes, businesses, and crops. It has displaced tens of thousands of families and brought immeasurable suffering. It has also brought a new concern for the region’s river towns and cities: Flooding in the Midwest seems to be getting worse.

McCain Urges Building 45 New Nuclear Plants

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Senator John McCain said Wednesday that he wanted 45 new nuclear reactors to be built in the United States by 2030, a goal that he called “as difficult as it is necessary.”

Democrats sell America to OPEC

"...President Bush urged Congress on Wednesday to lift its long-standing ban on offshore oil and gas drilling, saying the United States needs to increase its energy production. Democrats quickly rejected the idea."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080618/ap_on_go_pr_wh/offshore_oil

McCain calls for lifting ban on offshore drilling

Warning that America's security is at stake, Senator John McCain called yesterday for conservation, renewable energy, and more aggressive exploration, steps he said would help to end US dependence on Middle East oil.

In laying out his energy policy, the presumptive Republican nominee sought to woo voters angry over $4-a-gallon gas and to carve out his independence from President Bush.

Oil 2.0 - Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete petrol

Silicon Valley is experimenting with bacteria that have been genetically altered to provide 'renewable petroleum' 

Reagan economic adviser, in talk in Toledo, blames Ohio ills on taxes

If the American economy is to recover, taxes at all levels must be lowered, economist Arthur Laffer told a Toledo audience yesterday.

Mr. Laffer, best known for the Laffer Curve and for advocating so-called supply-side economics during the Reagan administrations, spoke at the Toledo Club to more than 100 clients of Huntington Funds, a subsidiary of Huntington National Bank.

North Toledo woman's home saved by church people

I like to try to find local news stories for this
grroup- Wonderful , could you help me on this ?
This is a posting of the Cedar Creek
video this week. A couple from there took on a poor
lady's home in the North End. They got it totally remodeled
. The pictures are toward the end to this good video.

Developer has ideas for Toledo river site

A large, empty plot of cleaned-up riverfront property near I-75 could soon be in the hands of a self-described "visionary developer."

Name change for this group ?

   Ok  ,   the 'evangelicals '  term  narrows out some folk.  And the defintion of  evangelicals is changing some too.,

 So  I  want to consider having a name that is inclusive of those who look to the bible as their guide.   This can/will  be a fun name too .    Post some suggestions   , like...

Small Ohio communities get buried trying to meet wastewaster regs

Throughout Ohio, towns with only handfuls of residents are facing orders to install multi-million dollar wastewater systems. And the bills for the costly sewer systems then run downhill to the village residents.
Such is the case with Continental, a small town southwest of Bowling Green.

Blade omsbudsman defends former official's rap sheet coverage

Jack Lessonberry talks about the Blade coverage of Wack.

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By serving as GOP executive director, Ms. Wack did just that. She was
not a mere behind-the- scenes functionary; she dealt with the media and
the public and wasn't shy about saying what she thought about Democrats.

Minneapolis Lures Buyers for Foreclosed Homes

Could this work here?

"After Lynn Albright survived a bout with breast cancer, she decided it was time to pursue some of those things she'd been dreaming about for a long time but hadn't gotten around to. High up on her agenda: buying a house for her and her 23-year-old daughter.

Brian McMahon Intermodal Presentation - updated

Originally posted 5/28 - updated to include video 6/14 - Courtesy of Brian Wilson at WSPD, here is the presentation that Brian McMahon gave about the Intermodal. It does not have sound, so you actually miss what Brian M. says, but it is still useful. You can download it on the attachments area below or view it on this page in the embedded screen below.

Ok, if ya dont like ANWR, how' bout the 'shelf? (like China's gonna do?)

SO ... IS CHINA REALLY DRILLING OFF CUBA? (from Neal Boortz website)

Yesterday Florida Senator Mel Martinez said that China drilling off the coast of Cuba was merely an urban legend. But...

Senators Caught in Mortgage Fallout

When Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota wanted a mortgage for his beach house, he turned to a Washington insider, James A. Johnson, former head of Fannie Mae, the government mortgage giant, who then put the senator in touch with Angelo Mozilo, chief executive of the mortgage lender Countrywide Financial.

Why Is Bush Helping Saudi Arabia Build Nukes?

Holy shit. What do you give a country where 15 out of 19 WTC hijackers came from? Nukes, of course!

Email from concerned Republicans

This in by e-mail:
Tomorrow the LCRP Central Committee will vote on our party chairman. Before that
vote happens there are some things you need to know about one of the candidates
for that office. Jon Stainbrook is what many would call a wolf in sheeps clothing.
I know many of you have received his letters and newsletters and it all sounds great

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