President Bush was expected to sign detailed plans for a worldwide war against al-Qaida two days before Sept. 11 but did not have the chance before the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, U.S. and foreign sources told NBC News.
“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence. To understand the true nature of the universe, one must think it terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”—
“While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values, and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis.”—
Part of a disclaimer added by Paramount to the film Noah in an attempt to avoid offending or alienating Christian audience members.
The disclaimer was, apparently, requested by the National Religious Broadcasters, who felt (at least according to one board member) that the film is “historically inaccurate.”
Historically inaccurate. The story of Noah and the flood that wiped out everything on Earth except for the people and animals on a giant boat. Roll that around in your head for a bit.
“Capitalism will inevitably find itself face to face with a starving multitude of unemployed workers demanding either food or the destruction of the social order that has starved them.”—Helen Keller, What is the IWW? (via anarchosyndicalism)
“Your soulmate is not someone that comes into your life peacefully. It is who comes to make you question things, who changes your reality, somebody that marks a before and after in your life. It is not the human being everyone has idealized, but an ordinary person, who manages to revolutionize your world in a second.”—Anonymous. (via ohgioskarbatch)
“You can have all the [dating] criteria and standards in the world, but what you draw to you is what you are. If you’re not abundant in love and self-esteem and self-respect and self-worth in [your heart], you’re not going to draw somebody that’s the same way.”—Iyanla Vanzant (via mindofataurus)
“Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.”—Eckhart Tolle (via kvtes)
Let’s all go “Off the Record” for a minute. The American people deserve better. The IRS targeting scandal was exposed last May and there’s no reason the investigation should not have been finished months ago. We should have all the facts. And if someone has broken the law, that person should have an indictment.
So what’s the problem? Well, President Obama is part of the problem. He called it a “phony scandal.” That was the nod and the wink to Attorney General Holder to drag his feet. And if that wasn’t enough, President Obama did it again, trying to call off the dogs by cavalierly telling Bill O’Reilly on Super Bowl Sunday that there wasn’t a smidgeon of evidence to suggest corruption.
"Smidgeon" is President Obama’s word. Mine is shame. Shame on President Obama for not doing the right thing all these months, like picking up the phone and directing his attorney general to aggressively and fairly investigate. That would have been the right thing to do, not try to smooze by slinging the word “phony” to friendly crowds and hope that the rest of us forget those hurt by the IRS.
You know what’s really phony? Pretend concern for the American people. I no longer find it even a smidgeon believable. But it’s not just President Obama. Speaker Boehner could step it up.
NOT ONE Washington politician deserves to be re-elected!