“The British Government has run out of money because all the money was spent in the good years,” the Chancellor said. “The money and the investment and the jobs need to come from the private sector.” He left David Laws, his successor, a one-line note saying: “Dear Chief Secretary, I’m afraid to tell you there’s no money left”.
Documents published online this month show that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an organization known for its uncompromising animal-rights positions, killed more than 95 percent of the pets in its care in 2011. “PETA hasn’t slowed down its slaughterhouse operation,” said Rick Berman, CCF’s executive director. “It appears PETA is more concerned with funding its media and advertising antics than finding suitable homes for these dogs and cats.”
Professor Richard Dawkins today admitting that he is actually agnostic as he can’t prove God doesn’t exist. The country’s foremost champion of the Darwinist evolution, who wrote The God Delusion, stunned audience members when he made the confession during a lively debate on the origins of the universe with the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Industry expert Rafe Needleman believes it’s just a matter of time before stores not only to recognize you, but track your spending habits. “When you walk into a store, it might know who you are just when you walk in and give you deals based on past purchases,” said Needleman.
A Polk Award for Television Documentary marks another substantial achievement for Al-Jazeera English, the burgeoning network that had its biggest year to date in 2011. AJE expanded its global reach to 250 million homes, penetrated major U.S. markets such as Chicago and New York, and continues to receive awards for its coverage of the Arab Spring.
The former chief of staff to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday an Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities is “imminent.” “We’re at the very last moment. This is going to be the first time in history that a maniacal, radical Islamic regime will acquire a nuclear weapon,” he said. “The day after they have a bomb will be a different day for the entire world.”
Thousands of atheists are expected to attend the Reason Rally next month in Washington, D.C., an event that organizers hope will unify a large part of the secular community. “There are more atheists in the country right now than Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists combined and doubled – that’s a lot of people, and we are the most hated … for no reason other than pure and simple religious bigotry, spurned by ignorance,” Silverman said. “Ignorance is killed by awareness … we want to put many faces to [atheism], so people will understand us better and tolerate us more.”
Federal authorities have arrested a man on his way to the U.S. Capitol for what he intended as a suicide mission. A short time earlier, he had been praying at a mosque in the Washington area. His destination was Capitol Hill.
Houston said she “felt like her time was coming” and wanted to praise Jesus whenever she could, TMZ reported. Houston told a friend, “I’m gonna go see Jesus … I want to see Jesus,” an unidentified source told the website.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been in discussions with the White House about leaving her job next year to become head of the World Bank, sources familiar with the discussions said on Thursday.
“If you look back at my story, doesn’t matter where you look, but God’s fingerprints are all over the place where there have been a lot of things that had to happen that I couldn’t control. When asked how he is handling his sudden fame, Lin said: “When I’m with the team I stay focused, we know what we have to do . . . and just staying in my bible basically.”
Reports coming out of Iran say persecution of Christians is only growing more bold and brazen, as Iranian authorities once again raided a house church – this time in Shiraz – and arrested between 6 to 10 members of the congregation. The detainees are being held in an undisclosed location.
Many Grammy attendees were heard voicing their disgust for so-called artist Nicki Minaj. Blake Shelton was heard saying, “Nicki Minaj needs to crawl back inside the fiery pit she came from… back to her father, Beelzebub.” The Grammy show consisted of an exorcism, levitation and a demon possessed Minaj. She had an actor portray a priest attempting to exorcise her. Minaj believes she is the demon possessed spirit of someone called Roman. That same actor priest had accompanied Minaj into the Grammy awards earlier wearing a Pope’s pontiff and robes.
It will definitely be an interesting thing to watch for if the Catholic League’s President will really raise up the an outrage against this performance by Nicki Minaj. It may be important to note that Donahue brushed off Lady Gaga’s “Judas” music video last year as that she was “dancing on the line” but never actually crossed it.
Greece’s parliament approved a deeply unpopular austerity bill Monday to secure a second EU/IMF bailout and avoid national bankruptcy, as buildings burned across central Athens and violence spread around the country.
With this precedant established, it is a very short and logical step to classifying people who believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, sin, the existience of the Devil, and the Judgement Seat of Christ, as being “mentally ill”. These are the end times, folks, so you better start paying attention…
The sensational prediction was allegedly made by Cardinal Paolo Romeo, the archbishop of Palermo in Sicily, on a recent visit to China. Cardinal Romeo reportedly made the startling prediction of the Pope’s death during a trip to China in November 2011.
The world’s greatest snow-capped peaks, which run in a chain from the Himalayas to Tian Shan on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan, have lost no ice over the last decade, new research shows. The discovery has stunned scientists, who had believed that around 50bn tonnes of meltwater were being shed each year and not being replaced by new snowfall.
Last year, Proposition 8 was put before the people of California and they were asked to vote on it. The people overwhelmingly voted AGAINST the Pro-Gay Marriage bill, and it was resoundingly defeated. But why let a little thing like the ‘will of the people’ stand in the way of the radical, Far-Left Gay Agenda? Today, Prop 8 was overturned in defiance of the clearly expressed and duly voted upon will of the people.
A group of treasure hunters based in Stockholm, using sonar, has found a strange disc-shaped object on the floor of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland. From above, it looks a bit like the Millennium Falcon of “Star Wars” fame. It’s large — 197 feet in diameter — and it’s in about 275 feet of water. Leading to (or from) it is a churned-up track on the sea floor of about 1,600 feet.
“I don’t serve a modeling agent. I serve the Lord,” Watson said. “I’m not going to compromise my morals and my beliefs just to take pictures. I believe that my body is a temple and a beautiful creation, so I don’t want to put anything into it that can harm it.”