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Archives for May 2009

President Announces Florida in State of Disaster

MAY 27, 2009 – The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Florida and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, tornadoes, and straight-line winds beginning on May 17, 2009, and continuing. The President’s action makes Federal funding available to […]

North Korea Denounces Peace Treaty with US and South Korea

MAY 29, 2009 – The US military’s security awareness has been on full alert since Thursday when North Korea renounced the treaty keeping peace between North and South Korea since the end of the Korean Conflict in 1953. Leading up to the renouncement, North Korea displayed military prowess with recent underground nuclear testing and short-range […]

Prayer, Meditation, and Contemplation: Insight for the Contemporary College Student

Mysticism is a wide spectrum, involving many different facets and outlets for the experiencing of the Ultimate. The most common and prevalent in Western culture are the practices of prayer, meditation, and contemplation. By examining Kenneth Leech`s ideas on prayer as a window to our true nature, Kierkegaard`s idea that God is the criterion in […]

UN: Cultural Uniqueness to Combat Indigenous Poverty

The “diversity of poverty” should be recognized in efforts to meet the needs of indigenous people, whose distinctiveness should be also used as an asset to catalyse their economic development, Jean-Philippe Audinet, Director of the Policy Division at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), told the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues today as delegates […]

A Rainy Week in St. Augustine

St. Augustine tourists have to remove their shoes to cross the street. Look at all the water. The Corner of Granada Street and The Lightner has been flooded since Monday. Rains are expected to continue until next Tuesday. Altough, we may see a spot of sunshine this afternoon. Keep your fingers crossed. St. Augustine Weather […]

“Lost Boy” Brooke McCarter Now Calls Florida Home

Judyth Piazza chats with Brooke McCarter on The American Perspective Radio Program (Click link to listen) http://thesop.org/index.php?article=4083 Brooke McCarter was born on April 22 1961. He was named after his father and his mother’s name is Maria. Brooke also has a sister named Melissa and a brother named Robert. He was very athletic, he got into […]

The Takers leak three new songs from their debut album on Suburban Home Records!

   Gainesville, Florida’s newest addition to the country/punk crossover train, The Takers, have just leaked three tracks from their upcoming debut for Suburban Home Records.   You can stream “Curse of a Drunk,” “Drift,” and “Friends in Bottles” on the band’s MySpace page.   Their debut album is entitled Taker Easy and will be released […]

Sir Francis Drake Returns! English Raiders to Attack St. Augustine

 On Saturday, June 6, English pirates will once more rampage through the streets of old St. Augustine in an authentic re-creation of Drake’s Raid of 1586.   Conducted by the Historic Florida Militia, this 24th annual re-enactment provides an up-close look at what it was like for St. Augustine’s residents to defend their city against the […]

Determinator

ORMOND BEACH – Yesterday I was in a group meeting that devolved into accusations of “big corporations” as perpetrators of injustice around the world.  AIG, Wal-Mart, bottled water companies were offered up.  These accusations of course were from folks who really do not understand, for whatever reasons, how “good” American businesses are.  Were it not […]

Obama’s New National Fuel Efficiency Policy

May 19, 2009, WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today – for the first time in history – set in motion a new national policy aimed at both increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas pollution for all new cars and trucks sold in the United States. The new standards, covering model years 2012-2016, and ultimately […]