What happens to Catholic priests who are kicked out of the church for allegations of sexual abuse? One in Philadelphia works for none other than the Transportation Security Administration: Thomas Harkins, a former Catholic priest who was removed from the ministry over sex abuse allegations.
The President, realizing that his opponent in the upcoming election became a very wealthy man because of private equity investments, is making claims that don’t add up. “If your main argument for how to grow the economy is, ‘I knew how to make a lot of money for investors,’ then you’re missing what this job is about,” he said.
Judging by the way the U.S. government spends money, it is hard to believe that American citizens are two times more likely to identify as economically conservative than liberal. According to a recent Gallup poll, 46 percent of Americans consider themselves “total conservatives” on matters concerning economics.
Despite the complaints of women on campus, the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith is being forced to allow a 38-year-old male student to use women’s restrooms. The male student wishes to be known as Jennifer Braly and refers to himself as a person with “Gender Identity Disorder.”
Two female soldiers are suing the military, claiming that the restrictions on combat are unConstitutional. Women are not allowed to serve in units whose main task is frontline combat. Command Sgt. Maj. Jane Baldwin and Col. Ellen Haring believe the policy is a violation of the 5th Amendment.
Alex Kenjeev, a 2009 graduate of the University of Toronto, finished paying off his student loan — with cash. The law student carried $114,460 in a sack to Scotiabank. Kenjeev is happy to be out from under the debt, but he confesses he enjoyed the process more than the banks did.
In September, a public elementary school in Harlem will require students to learn Arabic. The New York City school PS 368 Hamilton Heights will require students in the 2nd grade through the 5th grade to study Arabic twice a week for 45 minutes.
Like him or not, Presidential candidate Ron Paul is one of the most iconic political figures of modern times. So it is fitting that his supporters are planning an event called Paul Festival 2012 at the Florida Fairgrounds in Tampa right before the Republican National Convention.
In a crazy turn of events, the word “lunatic” will be removed from Federal law. The Senators who co-sponsored the legislation believed the omission of the word was necessary in order to reflect the country’s current understanding of mental health issues.
Preppers who are serious about being prepared for anything when they grab their bug out bags may want to check out the Foldboat, a plastic rowboat that can be folded down small enough to be easily carried.