Archive for: October 21, 2007

October 21, 2007

Afghan Drug Kingpin Baz Mohammad Extradited to New York

Filed under: Crime and Punishment - 21 Oct 2007

Baz Mohammad, 51, an Afghan heroin kingpin who is the first defendant ever extradited to the US from Afghanistan, was sentenced this week to 16 years imprisonment for managing an international narcotics-trafficking organization that imported millions of dollars of heroin …

Evil

Filed under: Religion & Faith - 21 Oct 2007

Man has long asked how a loving God could allow evil to exist in the world. It’s an age-old philosophical question that can cause those who want faith to doubt and those who want to doubt to mock faith. …

Secular Termites Eating Our Traditional Foundations

In my local newspaper, several editorial letters have been written expressing support for those on the Kimberly, Wisconsin Board of Education, who are also members of a local group, the Positive Youth Development Foundation. The accolades are in response …

Did Saddam Hussein Qualify for 72 Virgins?

Filed under: War On Terror - 21 Oct 2007

One of the most appealing aspects of the Muslim faith is the promise that upon ascension to Islamic heaven, martyred men automatically inherit the company and pleasures of 72 virgins. This fringe benefit helps to explain why Muslims are always …

Ron Paul Lists Some Colorful Donors

Filed under: Politics In General,The Republicans - 21 Oct 2007

Paul’s third-quarter financial disclosure report is sprinkled with supporters whose self-descriptions of their occupations are unusual, to say the least. Wade Talkington of Panama City, Fla., who donated $1,000 to Paul, lists his occupation as “tax slave to the Federal …

Death of a Messenger

Don’t kill the messenger! You’ve heard that saying before and it has as much relevance today as in the past. Ages ago before the wondrous technologies for long distance communication were available; the means of sending messages between individuals over …