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What people hold sacred: compare and contrast — Updated

Posted by: Phineas on March 16, 2011 at 1:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Five members of the Fogel family were slaughtered by Muslims waging jihad last week in the village of Itamar: Udi 36, the father; Ruth (35) the mother; and three of their children Yoav (11), Elad (4), and Hadas (3 months). All were stabbed or had their throats slit. Above Yoav’s bed hung […]


Japan earthquake: before and after photos

Posted by: Phineas on March 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Want to see something impressive, in that “so shocking my brain almost can’t process this” kind of way? Australia’s ABC News has before and after photos of areas in Japan devastated by the Sendai quake and tidal wave. Roll you mouse over the photos to see the difference, and then go donate […]


Her “crime” was to demand justice for her daughter

Posted by: Phineas on December 18, 2010 at 8:11 pm » 12 Comments

Marisela Escobedo Ortiz’s daughter Rubi was murdered last year. No, “murdered” is too clean, too antiseptic a word. Her daughter, 17, was burned to death, her corpse was cut up into chunks, and the remains were thrown into a dumpster by her cartel-member boyfriend. And the Chihuahua state courts let him go, citing a lack […]


Where Was Kos A Few Weeks Ago?

Posted by: Brian on April 6, 2009 at 10:09 am » 1 Comment

Markos Moulitsas of the left’s biggest, most popular blog had the following to say about the shooting in Pittsburg: When we were out of power, we organized to win the next election. Conservatives, apparently, prefer to talk “revolution” and kill cops. Because, you know, this guy was a right-winger because that’s the way the AP […]


VTech students return to class today

Posted by: ST on April 23, 2007 at 8:41 am » Comments Off on VTech students return to class today

And are trying to restore some sense of normalcy: BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Still grieving and increasingly wary of the media spotlight, Virginia Tech students returned to their beleaguered campus Sunday, preparing to salvage the final weeks of a semester eclipsed by violence. The scene on campus resembled move-in day in late summer, with parents […]


Keeping the faith during times of tragedy

Posted by: ST on April 20, 2007 at 8:44 pm » 8 Comments

It is in times of tragedy, such as the one we witnessed earlier this week at VTech, that the faith of Christians is strongly tested. Some move closer to God, while others withdraw because they don’t understand. Usually the first questions asked when things like the 32 murders at VTech happen, or the 3,000 killed […]


We’ll never forget

Posted by: ST on April 20, 2007 at 3:10 pm » 2 Comments

(via Insty) In many cities, vigils, moments of silence, and days of mourning have all been held or declared in honor of those slain in Monday morning’s massacre at VTech. VTech declared today “Hokie Hope” day. I didn’t know this until last night, but there is a Charlotte chapter of the VTech Alumni Association, and […]


NBC’s decision to air video and photos from the VTech killer: right or wrong?

Posted by: ST on April 19, 2007 at 9:50 am » 20 Comments

Ed Driscoll, among others, is questioning NBC’s decision to air video snippets and photos sent to them from VTech killer Cho Seung-Hui. The WaPo reports that the network “debated hours” on whether or not to air what was sent and eventually decided to air it while others strongly disagreed with their decision. NBC’s Brian Williams, […]


Cho Seung-Hui: The face of a killer

Posted by: ST on April 18, 2007 at 6:04 pm » 10 Comments

MSNBC has released this photo of Cho Seung-Hui, which he sent to them: NBC Nightly News will be revealing more photos he is reported to have sent (and perhaps video, too?) tonight on their 6:30 broadcast. Chris Matthews, believe it or not, had some good questions about the package, which can be seen/heard here – […]


“Ismail Ax”?

Posted by: ST on April 17, 2007 at 8:49 pm » 28 Comments

In reporting on the killer of 32 innocent people on the campus of VTech, several news outlets have noted that the words “Ismail Ax” were written on the inside of one of Cho’s arms. That led to a massive wave of Internet searches for what it could possibly mean, as the Chicago Tribune reports: At […]