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  • "Why did God kill people?"

    09/02/2014 12:11:48 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson
    Answering Protestants ^ | 2 September 2014 | Matthew Olson
    Why did God allow for the striking-down of people in the Old Testament? How is this reconciled with the dogma of a loving God?Protestants and modern-day "Jews" don't have an answer for this -- one beyond dualism or "mystery", I mean. But the Church does. There is mortal sin, and there is venial sin (1 John 5:17). Mortal sin -- willful and of grave nature -- separates one from God, practically killing the soul. Venial sin -- all other -- must simply be cleansed, and it does not eternally separate us from Him. And this distinction is shown in the...
  • Discarded Children Still Bring in Subsidy Checks for the Adoptive Parents Who Tossed Them Aside

    09/02/2014 12:03:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | Nick Nehamas
    Hundreds of adoptive parents in New York City who've sent their children to live elsewhere continue to get monthly government subsidies of up to $1,700 per child. They can continue receiving the checks until the child turns 21 years old.They gave up on their “hard-to-place" adopted kids — but not on the government check intended for the discarded kids’ care. Hundreds of adoptive parents across the five boroughs who've sent their children to live elsewhere are continuing to pull in monthly checks of up to $1,700 per child while the city, state and feds look the other way, the Daily...
  • Partner Killed Designer Stuart Rattle but Pretended he Was Still Alive: Documents

    09/01/2014 11:46:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The Australian ^ | SEPTEMBER 02, 2014 | Rachel Baxendale
    THE partner of celebrated Melbourne interior designer Stuart Rattle hit him over the head with a saucepan before strangling him to death with a nylon dog lead, court documents reveal. Michael O’Neill then went to elaborate lengths over the following days to pretend his companion of 16 years was still alive. O’Neill, 48, today pleaded guilty to murder and arson, admitting to killing Mr Rattle, 53, before setting fire to their South Yarra apartment five days later in an attempt to conceal the crime. A case summary and record of interview released by the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court show O’Neill maintained...
  • Putin’s Leadership Qualities Outshine Obama’s

    09/01/2014 11:43:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 2 September 2014 | Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
    It’s no accident of fate that President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating hovers around 87 percent as opposed to President Obama’s which is at an all-time low of 34 percent, according to a recent Franklin and Marshall poll, while a mere 36 percent of Americans back his foreign policy. Those heady days when the Obama received rock star welcomes in Berlin and Cairo with his message “Yes, we can” have faded into distant memory. The fact is he couldn’t and he didn’t. With the world beset by crises in Iraq, Syria, Gaza and Ukraine, the so-called leader of the free world...
  • Australia: ‘Extreme Force’ Justified Against ISIS

    09/01/2014 11:39:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 2 September 2014
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday said "extreme force" was justified in battling Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants as he played down reports that an Australian plane delivering humanitarian aid in Iraq came under fire. Australia will "in coming days" join ally the United States in an international effort to transport weapons to Kurdish forces fighting IS extremists in northern Iraq. It has also been conducting humanitarian air drops to the besieged town of Amerli.
  • Scottish Independence: Yes camp closes the poll gap

    09/01/2014 11:04:23 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    telegraph ^ | 01 Sep 2014 | Press Association
    Support for Scottish independence has risen eight points in a month, according to a new poll. The No camp are now six points ahead of the Yes campaign, down from 14 points in mid-August and 22 points early last month, excluding undecided voters. The latest YouGov poll found that, excluding ''don't knows'', 53% of those questioned planned to vote No, while 47% would back Yes. This compares to 57% for Yes and 43% for No in mid August and 61% for Yes and 39% for No at the beginning of last month.
  • GoFundMe pages for police officer Wilson mysteriously stop accepting donations after raising $433K

    09/01/2014 10:57:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2014 | Michael Zennie
    The websites dedicated to raising money for Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson have mysteriously stopped accepting donations after collecting nearly half a million dollars - and it's not clear why. Since Wilson's name was released to the public on August 15, two GoFundMe pages have raised more than $433,000 to pay legal bills and other costs associated with his fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. By Sunday, however, both pages were no longer accepting money, giving donors the message: 'Donations are Complete! The organizer has stopped donations.' Wilson has been in hiding since he was identified as...
  • Mysterious Phony Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Calls

    09/01/2014 10:51:41 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 14 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 8/27/14 | Andrew Rosenblum
    Like many [ultra-secure phones], the CryptoPhone 500...features high-powered encryption. Les Goldsmith, the CEO of ESD America, says the phone also runs a customized or "hardened" version of Android that removes 468 vulnerabilities that his engineering team team found in the stock installation of the OS. His mobile security team also found that the [standard] Samsung Galaxy SIII leaks data to parts unknown 80-90 times every hour. [snip] To show what the CryptoPhone can do that less expensive competitors cannot, he points me to a map that he and his customers have created, indicating 17 different phony cell towers known as...
  • Joe Biden Cites Fictional President In Speech With Union Bosses [VIDEO]

    09/01/2014 10:44:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 9/1/14 | Patrick Howley
    Vice President Joe Biden railed against corporations in a combative Labor Day Parade speech in Detroit with union bosses and their members in attendance – speaking with such passion that even when he made up the name of a fictional historical American president the crowd applauded. Biden delivered his speech at the site of the demolished Tiger Stadium ballpark, standing onstage with local Democrats including embattled anti-Obamacare Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa Jr., who handed the vice president water and got first-name references in what basically amounted to a Biden stump speech.
  • VIDEO: Zimmerman acquitted because Trayvon Martin was black, says US attorney

    09/01/2014 10:42:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Jamaica Observer ^ | September 1, 2014
    KINGSTON, Jamaica — US attorney Jasmine Rand said that Trayvon Martin’s accused killer George Zimmerman was acquitted because the victim was black. Speaking at press conference in Kingston on Monday, Rand, who represented the interests of Martin’s relatives in the case, said Zimmerman was set free because of where the incident happened. “Trayvon Martin was shot because he was black. Zimmerman got away because he (Martin) was black. I think the case was lost because the jury selection was not done properly and the area where the trial took place,” Rand said. The law professor is in Jamaica to...
  • Email Reveals Lois Lerner Ignored Political Expenditures By Unions

    09/01/2014 10:39:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 9/1/14 | Connor D. Wolf
    The official at the center of the Internal Revenue Service tea party scandal once dismissed complaints that labor unions were not reporting millions of dollars in political activities on their tax forms, according to an email obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. In 2007, Lerner responded directly to a complaint that some major labor unions reported completely different amounts of political expenditures when filing with the IRS and the Department of Labor. At the time of the email, Lerner was the Director of Exempt Organizations at the IRS. Lerner wrote, “We looked at the information you provided regarding organizations...
  • Common Core Blockbuster: Mathematician Dr. Jim Milgram Warns Common Core Will Destroy America's

    09/01/2014 10:32:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/1/14 | Dr. Susan Berry
    During a Friday conference call sponsored by Texas-based Women on the Wall, Stanford mathematician and former member of the Common Core Validation Committee Dr. James Milgram, told listeners that if the controversial standards are not repealed, America’s place as a competitor in the technology industry will ultimately be severely undermined. “In the future, if we want to work with the top level people, we’re going to have to go to China or Japan or Korea… and that’s the future we’re looking at,” Milgram said during the call that was part of a day-long Twitter campaign to target Indiana Gov. Mike...
  • Kazakhs Worried After Putin Questions History of Country's Independence

    09/01/2014 10:30:52 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 3 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Sep. 01 2014 11:50 Last edited 11:51 | Anna Dolgov
    President Vladimir Putin has said Kazakhstan's history of independent statehood is scant and its people's desire for closer ties with Russia is profound — a rhetoric reminiscent of Moscow's stance on Ukraine — and inhabitants of Kazakhstan are worried. Kazakhs have taken to social networks to call for supporters to "send a history textbook to Putin" in response to the Russian leader's remarks last week that the Central Asian nation had never held any independence worth speaking of until very recently. Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has "created a state on a territory that never had a state," Putin told a...
  • Vandals Deface Three Indiana Christian Churches with Islamic Graffiti

    09/01/2014 10:29:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | September 1, 2014 | Kate O'Hare
    Sometime on Saturday night, vandals attacked three Christian houses of worship in Columbus, Indiana, spray-painting the word "infidels" and citations of verses from the Koran on the outer walls. St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Lakeview Church of Christ, and East Columbus Christian Church all had the word "infidels" spray-painted on them, in places of prominence to be seen by worshipers. Cited in the Indianapolis Star, Columbus police spokesperson Matt Harris said that church employees discovered the vandalism when they arrived to prepare for Sunday services. At St. Bartholomew, the words "Qur'an 3:151" were also left. That verse reads: We will cast...
  • Advice on growing a beard

    09/01/2014 10:23:13 PM PDT · by An American in Turkiye · 18 replies
    1Sep 2014 | An American In Turkiye
    So today my 24 years of active duty service comes to an end. My retirement ceremony was the 25th of July. I've been on terminal leave since then. I went to the local barber shop on the 29th of July for a straight razor shave. Been growing a beard since then. So far, so good. I'm past the itchy stage, and my beard is a bit wirey, with, for some reason, the few gray hairs growing much more rapidly than my others. I shampoo and condition it every morning, and lotion it up and comb it down with a brush...
  • Big Labor: Eat only 'union-made' for Labor Day BBQ

    09/01/2014 10:01:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | September 1, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Labor Day is no time for a non-union barbecue, says the nation’s labor movement. To help the shoppers, Big Labor has issued a list of union-made food and drinks that should be served at the backyard feast today. “Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer holiday season. While the day honors the hardworking men and women who make this nation go and grow, the weekend also gives us a chance for one more big backyard barbecue blowout. Here’s some union-made food and drink to get your barbecue off to a great start,” said the AFL-CIO. They forwarded the...
  • Jonah Goldberg: No military dog left behind

    09/01/2014 9:56:41 PM PDT · by EC1 · 8 replies
    I'm sharing this here because there isn't a single grunt who doesn't appreciate these loyal, faithful friends and guardians. I also know there are some reasonably high ranked grunts here, and a heck of a lot still hooked into the system who can spread the word. This is truly a vile act. They are not disposable sensor packages with teeth. They are friends. Colleagues. I don't even like dogs much, but having 90 lbs of warm fur and teeth watching over you is immensely reassuring.
  • Marines' laser weapon targeting enemy drones revealed

    09/01/2014 9:53:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2014 | Allison Barrie
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Watch out, enemy drones. The U.S. military is developing laser weapons to smite you. The Office of Naval Research announced last week that it is building a laser weapon that will be able to shoot down aerial drones, spelling big trouble for any enemy who tries to target the U.S. Marines. GBAD – Ground-Based Air Defense Directed Energy On-the-Move – is a laser weapon designed to be installed on the Marines’ Humvees, Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and other light tactical ground vehicles. Intended to provide an affordable alternative to traditional firepower, GBADs could prevent enemy drones from tracking and targeting...
  • Filipino force defied UN commander in Golan crisis

    09/01/2014 9:52:17 PM PDT · by Rabin · 7 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | September 1, 2014 | JIM GOMEZ ( Associated Press)
    The Philippine military said Monday that a U.N. peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for seeking only surrender options. When rebels challenged UN Camps at a crossing on the Syrian-Israeli, Golan Heights Wednesday. Al Qaida-Nusra, demanded the Fijian and Filipino peacekeepers surrender. The commander of U N Grovel Force, or UNGF, directed demand compliance. Fijian peacekeepers surrendered their weapons, munitions , supplies and pride, are now held by the Nusra. Flip Gen. Catapang, said "nuts", and instead, initiated a daring run for all you are worth, ending the sorta tense, standoff thing. The Philippines has given notice...
  • Obama warned Isis terrorists 'will target US cities and kill with abandon'

    09/01/2014 9:40:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The London Independent | September 1, 2014 | Stuart Henderson
    Link only, due to copyright issues: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/obama-warned-isis-terrorists-will-target-us-cities-and-kill-with-abandon-9702900.html
  • As newly insured seek care, rural doctor shortage worsens

    09/01/2014 9:37:59 PM PDT · by steve86 · 8 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 9/1/2014 | Lisa Stiffler
    In the shrub steppe of Grand Coulee on the banks of the Columbia River, the town’s two family doctors practice at an unrelenting pace, working on call every other night and every other weekend. In the coastal town of Port Angeles, the doctor shortage is so acute that a clinic is turning away 250 callers a week seeking a physician. George and Lynne Rudesill are two of those people. Since learning earlier this summer that their primary-care doctor in Sequim was retiring, the couple have scrambled to find a replacement. Their calls are being met with waiting lists hundreds of...
  • Just HALF of women can locate the vagina on a diagram of the female reproductive system

    09/01/2014 9:36:28 PM PDT · by spodefly · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 September 2014 | Madlen Davies For Mailonline
    Half of 26 to 35-year-olds were unable to correctly identify a vagina on a medical diagram of the female reproductive system, a new survey has found.
  • Obama is a cancer

    09/01/2014 9:26:49 PM PDT · by WyCoKsRepublican · 17 replies
    WyCoKsRepublican
    And it keeps growing.
  • Why the US and Canadian Arctic is one of the world's most dangerous places to be a woman

    09/01/2014 9:20:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    mail online ^ | Melanie Mcgrath For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Endemic rape, sex trafficking and appalling levels of domestic violence: Why the US and Canadian Arctic is one of the world's most dangerous places to be a woman On a freezing night last February, the body of 13-year-old Mackenzie Howard was found lying in the back porch of the church in the tiny, remote village of Kake, Alaska. She had been battered to death. In one of the world’s most hazardous natural environments, the real dangers for women living in the Arctic come not from polar bears or cracking ice but from the men they live among. Mackenzie...
  • Ukraine rebels pull back from independence demands at cease-fire talks

    09/01/2014 9:05:35 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 02, 2014 | Associated Press
    Ukraine rebels pull back from independence demands at cease-fire talks MOSCOW – Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy -- a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. The insurgents' platform, released at the start of Monday's negotiations in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, represented a significant change in their vision for the future of Ukraine's eastern, mainly Russian-speaking region. It remains unclear, however, whether the talks can reach a compromise amid the brutal fighting that has continued in eastern...
  • B’nai Brith CEO to nominate Harper for Nobel Peace Prize

    09/01/2014 9:00:42 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 3 replies
    Globe & Mail ^ | August 29, 2014 | Kim Mackrael
    The head of a prominent Canadian Jewish organization says he plans to nominate Stephen Harper for a Nobel Peace Prize Mr. Harper is a staunch supporter of Israel whose comments on the Middle East have at times put him at odds with other Western leaders. In a news release issued by B’nai Brith Canada, Mr. Dimant praised the Prime Minister’s approach in dealing with major international conflicts. He said Mr. Harper has demonstrated international leadership and a clear understanding of the differences between those who “seek to do evil” and their victims. “More than any other individual, he has consistently...
  • Obamas Lack O Plan Illustrated

    09/01/2014 8:56:11 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 8 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | September 1 2014 | MeshugeMikey
  • Three Reasons

    09/01/2014 8:42:33 PM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies
    TBP | Now | TBP
    Three reasons why you should not put a golfer in public office: 1. They're always looking for a good lie. 2. They think being subpar is a good thing. 3. Aren't we in the hole enough already?
  • PBS Doubles Down, Hosts Video Chat With Producers of Film “Humanizing” Late-Term Abortions

    09/01/2014 8:38:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Millions of pro-life people may be up in arms about a pro-abortion film PBS will air this evening that “humanizes” late-term abortions, but the taxpayer-funded network doesn’t seem to care. Instead, it’s announced it is hosting a live video chat with the producers of the film, “After Tiller,” that glorifies late-term abortion practitioners. PBS posted a promotional for the chat on Saturday. Some pro-life groups are already encouraging pro-life advocates to be involved so the chat is not a one-sided affair in favor of abortion. RSVP and join the conversation on Google+ » pbsOn Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 1...
  • Finding justice on racial issues through the ballot

    09/01/2014 8:33:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | September 1, 2014 | Ebynn Hanna, state coordinator of Florida Black Youth Vote.
    The eyes of America remain focused on Ferguson, Missouri, gripped by the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death. The anguish of Ferguson — from the murder of an unarmed young person of color, to the lack of accountability fueled by a sheer disregard for black lives — is all too familiar for Florida. Our state has been the backdrop for a number of high-profile stories that have similarly illuminated America’s tragic legacy of killing unarmed people of color. There was Trayvon Martin, 17, who was walking down the street in Sanford in 2012 when he was followed and killed by George...
  • ‘The Arctic sea ice spiral of death seems to have reversed’

    09/01/2014 8:29:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    The headline is a quote by Dr. Judith Curry from a David Rose article in the Sunday Mail: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago…despite Al Gore’s prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now. The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ‘The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,’ he said. ‘It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.’Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his...
  • How left-wing & anti-family is Charlie Baker, the Mass GOP establishment’s candidate for Governor?

    09/01/2014 8:24:58 PM PDT · by massmike · 8 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 09/01/2014 | n/a
    Four years ago, when Baker was the GOP nominee, we did an assessment of Baker’s far-left, anti-family view and actions. Well, as we cruise into the Sept. 9 primary with Baker against conservative underdog Mark Fisher, it’s time for an update. Needless to say, things have only gotten worse. These days it’s very seductive for the GOP across the country to think that they can avoid confrontation with the Left by abandoning their supporters’ principles on “culture war” and “hot button” issues and instead promoting on things like “good management.” But that’s wishful thinking. (See the recent post, “The Left...
  • Fidel Castro compares NATO to Nazis, lashes out at US

    09/01/2014 8:23:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    AFP ^ | September 2, 2014
    HAVANA: Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe on Monday (Sep 1), accusing them of war-mongering and comparing the NATO military alliance's representatives to the Nazi SS. In a tortuous column published in Cuban state media, the father of the island's communist revolution also attacked US Senator John McCain over United States policy in the Middle East, calling him "Israel's most unconditional ally." "The world has seen no respite in recent years, particularly since the European Economic Community, under the strict and unconditional leadership of the United States, decided the time had come to settle...
  • Iraq crisis: Shia and Kurdish forces move against IS

    09/01/2014 8:11:19 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1 September 2014
    Iraqi Shia militias and Kurdish forces are continuing their advance against Islamic State militants after breaking the siege of Amerli in northern Iraq. A BBC team entered the town on Monday, finding residents who had endured more than two months under siege. The joint forces have also seized the militant stronghold of Suleiman Beg. Meanwhile Amnesty International says that it has uncovered new evidence that Islamic State have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing in the north.
  • Claim: Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate, but a ‘pause’ and other studies ...

    09/01/2014 8:05:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    The world's most viewed site on global warming and climate change Claim: Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate, but a ‘pause’ and other studies suggest ice melt isn’t the only factor Anthony Watts / 20 hours ago September 1, 2014 From the University of SouthamptonA new study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2cm more than the global average of 6cm.Researchers at the University of Southampton detected the rapid rise in sea-level by studying satellite scans of a region...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-02-14

    09/01/2014 8:01:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-02-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 2, 2014Tuesday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Cor 2:10b-16 Brothers and sisters:The Spirit scrutinizes everything, even the depths of God.Among men, who knows what pertains to the manexcept his spirit that is within?Similarly, no one knows what pertains to God except the Spirit of God.We have not received the spirit of the worldbut the Spirit who is from God,so that we may understand the things freely given us by God.And we speak about them not with words taught by human wisdom,but with words taught by the Spirit,describing spiritual realities in spiritual terms....
  • Demonstrators protest dolphin captivity at the Mirage

    09/01/2014 7:54:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Aug. 31, 2014 | Katie Visconti
    A group of around 30 protesters lined up outside of the Mirage today to call on the casino to release the dolphins from Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Decked out with colorful signs, activists gathered at around 5 p.m. near the casino’s main entrance off of Las Vegas Boulevard to support the Free the Mojave Dolphins campaign, which argues that keeping the dolphins at the resort amounts to trapping them unnaturally in the middle of the Mojave desert.
  • I can take Kiev in two weeks, Vladimir Putin warns European leaders

    09/01/2014 7:29:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/01/14 | Ben Farmer
    Vladimir Putin has boasted to European leaders that his forces could sweep into Kiev in two weeks if he wanted.
  • Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession

    09/01/2014 7:15:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/31/2014 | By SANDEEP JAUHAR
    All too often these days, I find myself fidgeting by the doorway to my exam room, trying to conclude an office visit with one of my patients. When I look at my career at midlife, I realize that in many ways I have become the kind of doctor I never thought I'd be: impatient, occasionally indifferent, at times dismissive or paternalistic. Many of my colleagues are similarly struggling with the loss of their professional ideals. It could be just a midlife crisis, but it occurs to me that my profession is in a sort of midlife crisis of its own....
  • Got room for one more crisis? In Pakistan, protesters threaten government’s stability

    09/01/2014 7:12:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    With international crises boiling on three continents, it is easy to think that things could not possibly get any worse. But, of course, they can, and that proposition is being tested presently in Pakistan where anti-government protests area growing more aggressive.300 were injured in overnight battles with government forces on Saturday night into Sunday morning. Demonstrations by Pakistanis loyal to opposition politician Imran Khan and cleric Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri that began two weeks ago became more violent this weekend as police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds. The protest movement has been camped outside of Pakistan’s parliament...
  • 10 Reasons Cats are better than Dogs!

    09/01/2014 7:11:39 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 65 replies
    youtube ^ | Cole and Marmalade
    10 Reasons Cats are better than Dogs!
  • Russian tank unit in Donbas defects

    09/01/2014 7:07:16 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    Zik TV ^ | Monday 01 september, 2014, 16:16 | Zik TV
    According to preliminary information, a Russian tank unit deployed in Ukraine has defected and joined the Ukrainian army, ‘Kyivshchyna’ 11th battalion announced on its website in Facebook Sept. 1. Anti-Putin feelings in Russia are on the increase, with one-man protesters carrying slogans appearing on Moscow streets. Under the Russian law, more than one protesters are qualified as organized anti-government activities subject to criminal investigations.
  • Kirsten Gillibrand Gives Self-Help Book to Staffers

    09/01/2014 6:59:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2014 | Mara Siegler
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is a fan of positive-thinking self-help book “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne.
  • What the United Nations Doesn’t Want You to Know

    09/01/2014 6:58:19 PM PDT · by wtd · 14 replies
    TrevorLoudon.com ^ | Sept 1, 2014 | Trevor Loudon's
    Not too long ago I posted a video produced in the mid-nineties concerning a U.S. Army soldier, SPC Michael New, who refused to wear the UN insignia and uniform, or accept orders from a foreign commander under the auspices of the United Nations. New’s reasoning was simple: he pledged an oath to defend the United States and the U.S. Constitution, not the United Nations and its Charter. The Michael New case received very little press coverage at the time. New was threatened with court-martial, but he decided to fight the charges. Unfortunately, Michael New lost the case and eventually received...
  • The Islamic Terror Orchestra

    09/01/2014 6:57:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Front page magazine ^ | August 26, 2014 | Nonie Darwish
    It has been 13 years since 9/11 and the West is still reluctant to link the non-ending parade of jihad groups with Islam. The West is also in denial about the similarities all radical Islamic groups share. It is important for the West to realize that there is a natural division of labor between the different terror groups. Some groups specialize in terror against non-Muslims and Western governments while others specialize in terrorizing Arab governments that refused to follow Sharia. But the truly sophisticated groups are those who reside in the West, calling themselves ‘moderate’ while at the same time...
  • Pizza chain sued over healthcare for gay couples

    09/01/2014 6:56:27 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 09/01/2014 | Daina Beth Solomon
    A former trainee manager at Little Caesars pizza in California sued the company for discrimination on Wednesday, accusing the Detroit-based chain of denying employees health insurance benefits for their legally wed same-sex spouses. The lawsuit was brought in state Superior Court in Orange County, regional headquarters for the nation's third-largest pizza chain, by Frank Bernard, 47, who said he quit his job after Little Caesars refused to extend coverage to his husband of six years. "I didn't want anything special, I just wanted the same benefits package as heterosexual couples," Bernard said at a news conference in Los Angeles. The...
  • USS Germantown, Sasebo 'in a much better place' after leadership changes

    09/01/2014 6:50:35 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 6 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | September 1, 2014 | Matthew M. Burke
    Faced with rampant reports of sexual harassment and mistrust of the chain of command on the USS Germantown, Navy leaders turned to Cmdr. Jason Leach for help. Sailors applauded when Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald, commander of the Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet, gave Leach command of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship in May 2013, after the departure of the previous captain, Cmdr. Carol McKenzie, who could be so harsh that her behavior bordered on verbal abuse, according to a half-dozen sailors who served with both skippers. It turns out, he was the wrong man for the job, according to the...
  • Vanity - In Which States is it Legal For Non LEO's To Use Deadly Force To Stop a Felony? Any?

    09/01/2014 6:47:32 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 28 replies
    NLZ | 9-1-14 | NLZ
    Is it legal to use Deadly Force to stop a Felony? A felony that is not life threatening? For example in my uber blue CA: CAL. PEN. CODE § 197 : California Code - Section 197 - See more at: http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/cacode/PEN/3/1/8/1/s197#sthash.9DjRSFwJ.dpuf Homicide is also justifiable when committed by any person in any of the following cases: 1. When resisting any attempt to murder any person, or to commit a felony, or to do some great bodily injury upon any person; or, 2. When committed in defense of habitation, property, or person, against one who manifestly intends or endeavors, by violence...
  • Reckoning Starts in Britain on Abuse of Girls (Rotherham and the rest of the Isle)

    09/01/2014 6:44:06 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    NYTimes ^ | KATRIN BENNHOLDS
    It started on the bumper cars in the children’s arcade of the local shopping mall. Lucy was 12, and a group of teenage boys, handsome and flirtatious, treated her and her friends to free rides and ice cream after school. Over time, older men were introduced to the girls, while the boys faded away. Soon they were getting rides in real cars, and were offered vodka and marijuana. One man in particular, a Pakistani twice her age and the leader of the group, flattered her and bought her drinks and even a mobile phone. Lucy liked him. The rapes started...
  • Dickinson jokes he’s only a part-time singer

    09/01/2014 6:35:46 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 38 replies
    classicrock.com ^ | 9/1/2014 | Martin Kielty
    Maiden frontman wishes he’d been born in 19th century - as he confirms another outing in WWI fighter plane