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  • When John Kerry's Courage Went M.I.A. (Flashback 1993)

    03/31/2015 9:55:54 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee
    Village Voice ^ | February 17, 2004 | By Sydney H. Schanberg
    Senator John Kerry, a decorated battle veteran, was courageous as a navy lieutenant in the Vietnam War. But he was not so courageous more than two decades later, when he covered up voluminous evidence that a significant number of live American prisoners—perhaps hundreds—were never acknowledged or returned after the war-ending treaty was signed in January 1973. The Massachusetts senator, now seeking the presidency, carried out this subterfuge a little over a decade ago— shredding documents, suppressing testimony, and sanitizing the committee's final report—when he was chairman of the Senate Select Committee on P.O.W./ M.I.A. Affairs. Over the years, an abundance...
  • Obama Offers Major Blueprint on Climate Change

    03/31/2015 9:50:49 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    NYT ^ | March 31, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday morning unveiled President Obama’s blueprint for cutting United States greenhouse gas pollution by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a climate change accord in Paris in December, detailed the United States side of an ambitious joint climate change pledge the president made in November in Beijing with the Chinese president Xi Jinping. In an effort to spur other countries to enact their own domestic climate change plans leading to the Paris accord, the leaders of...
  • Who the unchurched really are

    03/31/2015 9:49:18 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    Patheos ^ | Gene Veith | March 26, 2015
    Most evangelism programs, church growth tactics, and other attempts to reach the “unchurched” concentrate on Millennials, young urbanites, college types, and the suburban middle class. But, as Robert Putnam reminds us, the demographic that is the most unchurched is the working class, the lower income non-college-educated folks. A big segment of these blue-collar workers has just stopped going to church. They are also, with the personal and family problems that Putnam documents, arguably, most in need of ministry. This is ironic, since the working class used to be the biggest supporters of conservative Christianity. And yet, I’m unaware of any...
  • ‘Nuclear 9/11’ victims remembered in solemn ceremony.

    03/31/2015 9:49:03 AM PDT · by HammerT · 4 replies
    n/a | Sep 11, 2017 | Anonymous
    Dateline: Sep 11, 2017 Richmond VA The remembrance service for the untold victims of the first ‘terrorist’ nuclear attack on US soil took place today. The temporary memorial set up just south of Richmond VA was the site for the solemn ceremony due to high radiation levels at the actual location of the attack. It was one year ago today that an alleged Iranian ‘suicide ship’ detonated it’s deadly cargo in the harbor of Hampton roads. The incident killed upwards of 1 Million people in an instant, while an estimated 350 thousand also died in the weeks that followed due...
  • Former Signal Hill police officer pleads not guilty in Irvine road-rage incident

    03/31/2015 9:48:17 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 1 replies
    OC Register ^ | 3-31-15 | Kelly Puente
    Prosecutors said Swigger was on his way to work and dressed in civilian clothes on Nov. 20 when a 50-year-old man changed lanes in front of him. Swigger responded by honking and driving after the other vehicle for more than a mile. He then drove up alongside the other man’s car and suddenly swerved in front of it, forcing the driver to come to an abrupt stop. Prosecutors said Swigger then got out of his car in the middle of the freeway during rush hour traffic, approached the other driver and pointed a gun at him. Swigger identified himself as...
  • Sowell: Who Trashes Liberal Arts?

    03/31/2015 9:47:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 31, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    An op-ed piece titled "Conservatives, Please Stop Trashing the Liberal Arts" appeared last week in the Wall Street Journal. But it is not conservatives who trashed the liberal arts. Liberal professors have trashed the liberal arts, by converting so many liberal arts courses into indoctrination centers for left-wing causes and fads, instead of courses where students learn how to weigh conflicting views of the world for themselves. Now a professor of English, one of the most fad-ridden of the liberal arts today, blames conservative critics for the low esteem in which liberal arts are held. Surely a professor of English...
  • Mike Pence: 'Was I expecting this kind of backlash? Heavens no.'

    03/31/2015 9:45:53 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/31/2015 | By Eric Bradner and Jeremy Diamond
    (CNN)—Gov. Mike Pence pledged Tuesday to "fix" Indiana's controversial religious freedom law to clarify that it does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. But he insisted the problem isn't the law itself but how it's being perceived, saying a fix is needed only because of "frankly, the smear that's been leveled against this law." And he said the fix won't involve statewide anti-discrimination protections for LGBT Hoosiers. The first-term Republican governor sought to tamp down the backlash Indiana has faced since he signed the law -- which its in-state supporters had claimed would allow businesses to turn away LGBT...
  • Bernie Sanders Replaces Elizabeth Warren as Hillary Alternative

    03/31/2015 9:44:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/31/2015 | Robert Wilde
    Incensed that Republicans want to abolish Obamacare and that the “billionaire class wants more and more for themselves and less for working families,”  socialist U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont barnstormed the Bay Area with a spate of speeches and interviews signaling a possible 2016 presidential run. “If you go to almost any state in this country, including the most conservative, and you ask them if it makes sense to give tax breaks to billionaires while making cuts to Medicare and Medicaid and education, they will say ‘no,'” Sanders said on Monday in San Francisco.
  • Benghazi Panel Summons Clinton

    03/31/2015 9:44:04 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/31/15 | Susan Ferrechio
    A House panel Tuesday formally requested Hillary Clinton to testify about the private server and email account she used while serving as secretary of state. Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, sent a request to Clinton's personal attorney, David E. Kendall, requesting that Clinton appear before the committee no later than May 1 for a transcribed interview about the server and email.
  • Obama Was Hand-Picked & NOT a Natural Born Citizen - Congress Knew It & Protected Him

    03/31/2015 9:38:45 AM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dean Garrison
    The further I travel down this rabbit hole, the more I feel divorced from the good conservative people that I choose to call my own. I hold some stories back from our readers. My thought is that people have a hard enough time embracing the basic fact that our government is ( corrupt on both sides of the aisle.) If you knew how corrupt I thought these people really were, I feel like you'd rush to the phone and soon bad men would show up to haul me off in a straitjacket.Do they still do that? Regardless, today I want...
  • Mike Pence Promises To Fix Indiana Law So It Bars Discrimination (caves to gaystapo)

    03/31/2015 9:36:35 AM PDT · by fifedom · 26 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/31/2015 | Amanda Terkel
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) said Tuesday he will back an amendment to the state's new "religious freedom" law clarifying that it does not allow businesses to deny service to anyone, and insisted that he never intended to discriminate against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
  • As U.S. and Iran Seek Nuclear Deal, Saudi Arabia Makes Its Own Moves

    03/31/2015 9:35:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 6 replies
    NYT ^ | March 30, 2015 | By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    CAIRO — As America talks to Iran, Saudi Arabia is lashing out against it. The kingdom, Iran’s chief regional rival, is leading airstrikes against an Iranian-backed faction in Yemen; backing a blitz in Idlib, Syria, by jihadists fighting the Iranian-backed Assad regime; and warning Washington not to allow the Iranian-backed militia to capture too much of Iraq during the fight to roll back the Islamic State, according to Arab diplomats familiar with the talks. Through Egypt, a major beneficiary of Saudi aid, the kingdom is backing plans for a combined Arab military force to combat Iranian influence around the region....
  • NBC’s Ann Curry Compares Conservatives in U.S. to Skeptical Iranian Leaders Ahead of Deadline

    03/31/2015 9:34:55 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    News Busters ^ | 3/30/2015 | Curtis Houck
    While reporting on Monday’s NBC Nightly News with the latest from the Iranian side of the international talks in Switzerland over their nuclear program, Ann Curry smeared U.S. conservatives by likening them to radical hardliners in Iran’s Islamic regime. After a report from chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell on the overall state of the talks as the Tuesday deadline approaches, interim anchor Lester Holt turned to Curry for “the latest on a tough situation facing Iranian negotiators having to convince hardliners in that country to go along with any deal.” Curry began her brief report by declaring that Monday...
  • Onward, Christian Florists

    03/31/2015 9:26:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country," Apple chief executive Tim Cook warned Monday in a Washington Post opinion piece against Indiana's newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It matters not to the corporate big shot that President Bill Clinton signed a federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 1993 (which current House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi supported) or that then-Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama voted for a similar law in 1998. It was one thing for Democrats to support religious freedom when there was no downside to standing up for the devout. Today there could be a...
  • Iran Calls for Talks on Yemen: Deputy Foreign Minister denounces Saudi Arabia, allies for airstrikes

    03/31/2015 9:24:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/31/2015 | By HAKIM ALMASMARI in San’a Yemen, and RORY JONES in Dubai
    Iran called for political talks between all parties in Yemen as the Saudi-led coalition on Tuesday extended its campaign of airstrikes against Houthi militants in provinces across the country. Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, said intervention in Yemen wouldn’t solve the country’s problems and that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies “were putting themselves in a very difficult position” by launching airstrikes. “We believe that the situation in Yemen should be resolved through political means only,” he said in a Monday interview with the Russian state-run news channel Russia Today, the first such Iranian comments since Saudi Arabia began...
  • Iraqi forces take back Tikrit from ISIS, official says

    03/31/2015 9:20:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/31/2015 | By Hamdi Alkhshali and Jason Hanna,
    Iraqi forces battling to wrest Tikrit from ISIS are now in control of the city, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Tuesday on Iraqiya TV. Al-Abadi, who is also the top military commander, said on state television that the city was liberated. Tikrit had been under ISIS control since June. The push into Tikrit comes days after a series of U.S.-led airstrikes targeted ISIS targets around the city. The airstrikes made it possible for the Iraqi forces to move through the city. Troops reported finding dozens of roadside bombs and booby-trapped buildings as they combed the city. At a Cabinet...
  • NASCAR: Indiana law fosters intolerance, exclusion

    03/31/2015 9:19:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 31, 2015 | George Diaz
    Perhaps Indiana Gove. Mike Pence and state lawmakers should revisit the “religious freedom” legislation. They’ve officially lost NASCAR , a sport that, despite its growing diversity, still has a strong conservative base. “NASCAR is disappointed by the recent legislation passed in Indiana,” said NASCAR Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Brett Jewkes, in a statement released Tuesday. “We will not embrace nor participate in exclusion or intolerance. We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our sport and therefore will continue to welcome all competitors and fans at our events in the state of Indiana and anywhere else we...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: THEATINES, 03-31-15

    03/31/2015 9:13:31 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 03-31-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:THEATINES The Clerks Regular of the Divine Providence founded in Rome in 1524 by two members of the Roman Oratory of Divine Love, St. Cajetan (1480-1547) and Gian Pietro Caraffa (1476-1559), later Pope Paul IV. Strictly austere, they were instrumental in advancing the Counter-Reformation. Their apstolic purpose is still essentailly the same: to restore in the Church of God the primitive rule of apostolic life. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission. 
  • Clinton Wipes Server, Cites Right Against Self-Incrimination [semi-satire]

    03/31/2015 9:10:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2015 | John Semmens
    In what her backers are calling the “perfect checkmate” move, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has sought to blunt all further inquiries into her activities while at the Department of State by completely reformatting the server used for her email correspondence while she was in office. “Those who are trying to prove that I’m guilty of violating the law will have to do it without access to documents formerly on my own private server,” Clinton announced. “They may grouse that since I used this server for all my official correspondence as Secretary of State that I had no right...
  • Iran militia chief: Destroying Israel is ‘nonnegotiable’

    03/31/2015 9:10:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 3/31/15 | Lazar Berman
    The commander of the Basij militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said that “erasing Israel off the map” is “nonnegotiable,” according to an Israel Radio report Tuesday. Militia chief Mohammad Reza Naqdi also threatened Saudi Arabia, saying that the offensive it is leading in Yemen “will have a fate like the fate of Saddam Hussein.” Naqdi’s comments were made public as Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue nuclear negotiations in a new phase aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord by the end of June.
  • Fundamental Concepts - Why the Left Hates Families

    03/31/2015 9:06:47 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | March 28, 2015
    I know that many Progs will contest this. "We don't hate families! Why I have a mother/father/spouse/child/etc.. who means the world to me! That's crazy wingnut hater talk!". That's probably true, and as individuals I'm winning to concede that they may think families are spiffy. As Progressives, however, they are in service to an ideology whose greatest obstacle is the extended and especially the nuclear family. Not Conservatives, not Christians, not the Koch brothers. The family is the greatest threat to the Progressive worldview.
  • When ‘alleviating suffering’ turns into killing the most vulnerable

    03/31/2015 9:05:39 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/30/15 | Eric Metaxas
    March 30, 2015 (BreakPoint.org) -- In 1997, the Supreme Court ruled in Vacco v. Quill that there was no constitutional right to physician-assisted suicide. Those of us here at BreakPoint recall how Chuck Colson and others breathed a sigh of relief.But a lot has changed in 18 years. What was legally unthinkable then is oh so thinkable today. And even if the Court doesn’t reverse itself, at least eighteen states and the District of Columbia are contemplating following the lead of Oregon and several European countries, most notably the Netherlands and Belgium.That’s why a vitally important Heritage Foundation paper by Ryan T....
  • Iranian Defector: US Team ‘Mainly There to Speak on Iran’s Behalf’ at Nuke Negotiations

    03/31/2015 9:01:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/31/2015 | John Hayward
    The UK Telegraph does an epic job of burying the lede in their story about Amir Hossein Motaghi, a media aide to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who bailed out of the theocracy and requested political asylum while attending nuclear negotiations in Switzerland. Rouhani’s story is interesting, including his assertion that many of the Iranian “media” people attending the negotiations are actually conduits to their intelligence service and his belief that he faced arrest if he returned to Tehran.  But the most intriguing thing he said is floating at the bottom of the Telegraph story, the very last line in the piece:
  • Benghazi panel summons Clinton

    03/31/2015 8:59:18 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 43 replies
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2562301 ^ | March 31, 2015 | Susan Ferrichio
    A House panel Tuesday formally requested Hillary Clinton to testify about the private server and email account she used while serving as secretary of state. Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, sent a request to Clinton's personal attorney, David E. Kendall, requesting that Clinton appear before the committee no later than May 1 for a transcribed interview about the server and email. The request comes after Kendall told Gowdy that the server had been wiped clean and that it would be impossible to recover the 30,000 emails Clinton deleted last year. Gowdy, in his request to...
  • Do I Have The Right?

    03/31/2015 8:56:24 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 42 replies
    3/31/2015 | MosesKnows
    Do I Have The Right? When I dine in an Indian restaurant, I find fish, poultry, lamb, and vegetable dishes on the menu but no beef dishes. Do I have a right to demand a steak dinner in an Indian restaurant or a ham and swiss cheese sandwich on rye in a Jewish deli?
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,March 31,2015

    03/31/2015 8:52:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | March 31, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Online poll: Do you support the Indiana bill allowing business owners to reject LGBT customers?

    03/31/2015 8:51:54 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 40 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | 3/31/2015 | Fox 59
    The Governor of Indiana supports a bill that will give business owners the freedom to turn away LGBT customers. Do you support this bill? 61% No, I do not. What's next...denying someone service because you don't like their hairstyle? 32% Yes, I do support it wholeheartedly 7% What is LGBT?
  • Report: Germanwings Co-Pilot Surfed Gay Porn and Suicide Websites Before Crash

    03/31/2015 8:49:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 30 Mar 2015 | John Hayward
    The picture of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’ troubled state of mind grows more complex with the revelation, reported by International Business Times, that investigators have discovered that Lubitz “trawled the dark side of the web visiting, among other things, sites containing gay porn, suicide themes and sexual perversions.” This sheds new light on a seemingly minor detail from early reports: other pilots teased Lubitz by calling him “Tomato Andy” because he worked as a flight attendant before becoming a pilot. According to IBT, this was not merely an insulting reference to the food and beverage duties of a flight attendant;...
  • Federal Income Tax Reporting - A Political Non-Issue?

    03/31/2015 8:49:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Hank Adler
    The Internal Revenue Code is a mess. In this, most agree. Marco Rubio has announced his plan to reform the Internal Revenue Code and each Republican candidate will undoubtedly follow quickly with their own particular plan. As a former tax practitioner and a current tax professor, while I will like some plans more than others, unless the FairTax makes an untimely reappearance, I will believe that each plan is far better than the current Internal Revenue Code. (I co-authored a book entitled The FairTax Fantasy that in retrospect deems the FairTax flawed in ways so similar to Obamacare that it...
  • 62% of Americans Want Congress to Have Final Say on Iran Deal (per Pew)

    03/31/2015 8:44:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 03/31/2015
    A new study from the Pew Research Center found that Americans approve of negotiating directly with Iran, but they do not trust President Obama in the talks. Only 29% of respondents said that Obama should have the final authority over any agreement, while 62% preferred for Congress to have that power. …
  • Krugman: All of These 'Imaginary' Obamacare Horror Stories Are 'Invented'

    03/31/2015 8:43:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Here we go again. One of the High Priests of the so-called "reality-based community" has for the umpteenth time pronounced Obamacare a great success, asserting that people who believe otherwise (like, for example, the majority of the American people) have either been deceived, or are liars. Paint-by-numbers acerbic Leftist, reactionary smear artist, and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman calls Obamacare horror stories "imaginary disasters," made up from whole cloth to scare people and undermine a law that's working and helping people.  We've spent quite a lot of time refuting variants of this argument in recent years, producing detailed responses to President Obama, Harry Reid, and two...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Hillary Must Be Hiding Something 'Very Bad'

    03/31/2015 8:43:01 AM PDT · by mojito · 41 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 3/30/2015 | Cathy Burke/Sharyl Attkisson
    There must have been "very, very bad or embarrassing" things on Hillary Clinton's personal email server that was wiped clean – including information on the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, says former CBC News investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson. In an interview on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV on Monday, Attkisson said it was just "common sense" that the deleted data was likely worse than the firestorm created by its deletion. "In my experience, there must've been some very, very bad or embarrassing things on there, because it appears as if she'd rather take...
  • Has Obama Inadvertently Brokered a Middle East Alliance

    03/31/2015 8:36:31 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    Back in 2013 the London’s Sunday Times reported that “Israel and Saudi Arabia were working together to bring down Iran’s nuclear activities.’ Clearly, having a mutual interest in stopping the threat of a hegemonic and nuclear Iran has made the two unlikely allies.”[snip]Unlike the U.S., Israel isn’t interested in bogus and political coalition building that may later bind them to their enemies. They are more than willing to engage a common adversary without entanglement with the very Arab nations they also know to be their enemies. They evidently understand better than we the potential pitfalls of such fool hardy policy....
  • Former CIA Director: Iran the New Nazi Germany (Woolsey)

    03/31/2015 8:35:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 3/30/2015, 4:45 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Iran is using the same tactics as Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany to expand their empire, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director James Woolsey stated Monday—by reviving imperialism through ideology. “They are doing it on a highly ideological basis,” Woolsey said in an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box. “They are an imperial power and trying to become more of an imperial power.” As such, he added, “given Iran’s aggressiveness and the fanaticism of its leaders, I don’t think we can do a reasonable deal with them. They’ll cheat.” Despite the evidence, Woolsey theorized that US President Barack Obama will continue the...
  • Time to Kill the Death Tax

    03/31/2015 8:31:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | Grover Norquist
    For the first time in a decade, the U.S. House of Representatives may soon vote to kill the death tax. The death tax in the United States was born in the North and South as a way to pay for the Civil War. When the war ended, the tax lingered until 1870. It sprang back to life to fund World War I. The war ended and the tax shrank. It then grew to full fury during World War II. The tax has been cut back, then expanded. It even disappeared for one full year in 2010 before returning. But even...
  • Pilot who suffered midair breakdown sues JetBlue

    03/31/2015 8:26:08 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    CNBC / USA Today ^ | 3-31-2015
    On March 27, 2012, JetBlue pilot Clayton Osbon had a mid-air breakdown, running through the aisles of a Las Vegas -bound flight and making terrifying comments like "Pray f***ing now for Jesus Christ […] this plane will never make it to Vegas." Three years later, he has filed a $14.9 million lawsuit against JetBlue, alleging that the airline allowed him to fly despite knowing that he was mentally unfit. In the lawsuit, filed on Friday in U.S. District Court in New York, Osbon claims breach of contract and negligence, alleging that JetBlue should've known that he was incapable of piloting...
  • The Barren Fig Tree

    03/31/2015 8:25:14 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 27 replies
    Apologetics Press ^ | 2006 | Kyle Butt, M.A.
    Upon encountering the story of Jesus cursing the barren fig tree, the average Bible student is slightly taken aback by the “strangeness” of the events that occur. Mark’s account records the story as follows: Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you...
  • Life Lessons from the German Air Disaster

    03/31/2015 8:22:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    It is far easier for an individual to do great evil than to do great good. That the world isn't fair is known to every human being who thinks. It may be our first insight into life. What child who ever complained, "That's not fair," wasn't told by some adult, "Life isn't fair"?One sad example of how unfair life is concerns how much harder it is to do massive good than massive evil. One psychopath, in one hour, killed 149 innocent people aboard a Germanwings airliner. How many people will ever be able to do nearly as much good for...
  • Turkish special forces enter courthouse as prosecutor held at gunpoint

    03/31/2015 8:22:22 AM PDT · by McGruff · 12 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Mar 31, 2015 | OSMAN ORSAL AND HUMEYRA PAMUK
    A far-left Turkish group took an Istanbul prosecutor hostage on Tuesday and threatened to kill him, prompting special forces to enter the courthouse and police to evacuate the building. The Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) published a picture of the prosecutor with a gun to his head and said it would kill him at 1236 GMT, three hours after gunmen stormed his office, unless its demands were met.
  • How GOP State Legislatures can put a Pubbie in the White House (Vanity)

    03/31/2015 8:20:37 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 12 replies
    March 31, 2015 | Din Maker
    O.K., this is not a new idea being put forth. I just want to expand on it because I think it could very well make a difference in the Electoral College vote count in 2016. Before too much more time passes, all of the GOP controlled State Legislatures, in States where the DemocRATS get all of the EVs because of inner city voters and voter fraud, need to do the following, which is Constitutionally OK to do: Pass legislation dividing up the State's EVs up by Congressional Districts in States that have given all their EVs to the Dems for...
  • Home> International Turkey Blackout: Massive Power Outage Plunges Country Into Darkness

    03/31/2015 8:14:03 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3-31-2004 | Patrick Reeval
    A massive nationwide power outage has struck Turkey today, causing travel chaos in major cities and leaving roughly three-quarters of the country with limited electricity. The blackout -- the worst in Turkey for over a decade -- has affected around 40 provinces. In Istanbul traffic lights and much of the city’s subway went dark after power stopped around 10:30 a.m., officials said. Local airports were forced to close and flights are disrupted.
  • Stats just in from the Weather Institute of ConversativeInPA (Vanity - World is coming to an end)

    03/31/2015 8:09:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 16 replies
    ConservativeInPA (Vanity) | March 31, 2014 | ConservativeInPA
    The official winter weather statistics have just be compiled by the Weather Institute of ConservativeInPA for Harrisburg, PA. This winter, the average daily high was 4.19 degrees F colder than normal. The average daily low was 6.75 degrees F colder than normal. 89.89 percent of winter days had a recorded temperature at or below freezing. There were sunny days, cloudy days, snowy days, icy days and even a few days with rain. The deviation in temperature from normal makes it clear that the argument is settled. The weather deniers simply cannot face the fact that nature intends there to be...
  • Feds hide details of Navy SEALs shootdown

    03/31/2015 8:08:52 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 23 replies
    World News Daily ^ | March 28, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    Parents suing for 'betrayal' want government held in contempt An attorney suing the CIA, Department of Defense and National Security Agency over the shootdown of the Extortion 17 helicopter mission hauling a quick-reaction force of Navy SEALs in Afghanistan in 2011 is asking a court to issue a contempt citation to the federal agencies. In a new motion, attorney Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch argues the defendants have missed an agreed-upon deadline for producing requested documents. The lawsuit itself, Klayman says, arose from the defendants’ failure to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the crash that killed...
  • US Forces to Hold Exercises in Ukraine

    03/31/2015 8:07:36 AM PDT · by McGruff · 11 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Mar 31, 2015
    The United States plans to send soldiers to Ukraine in April for training exercises with units of the country's national guard. Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a Facebook post on Sunday that the units to be trained include the Azov Battalion, a volunteer force that has attracted criticism for its far-right sentiments including brandishing an emblem widely used in Nazi Germany.
  • Court order allows teachers to observe Good Friday

    03/31/2015 8:06:55 AM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    AP ^ | March 31, 2015
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 31, 2015) - Public school teachers in Cranston, Rhode Island, will be allowed to observe Good Friday despite objections from the city's school department. A court order issued Friday says teachers may take the day off as long as they submit a request no later than April 1. The order says the school department can neither discipline teachers for requesting the day off nor deduct their pay.
  • Religious Freedom Firestorm: Arkansas Considers Controversial Bill Similar to Indiana's

    03/31/2015 8:02:26 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    NBC ^ | March 31, 2015
    Lawmakers in Indiana are scrambling to clarify a religious freedom law amid a national firestorm. But their counterparts in Arkansas are pushing ahead with a similar measure — and the governor says he'll sign it. Protesters gathered outside the governor's mansion in Little Rock on Tuesday morning. A final vote in the state House could come later in the day.
  • JEB: I’M ‘NERVOUS’ ABOUT NSA CRITICISM, OBAMA SHOULD DEFEND NSA

    03/31/2015 7:59:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 30, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush stated that he is “nervous” about criticism of the NSA and that he wished the president would do a better job defending government surveillance systems on Monday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” Bush said that lone wolf terrorism “is a serious threat in a world where we’re so connected with the rest of the world. We have people moving in and people moving out. People get their information now, not everybody gets to listen to your show to get all their information. People get their information in different ways. They get disaffected, disillusioned, preyed upon, and so...
  • Police arrest two suspects in MetroLink beating [St. Louis train assault]

    03/31/2015 7:58:52 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 20 replies
    fox2now.com (KTVI Channel 2 St. Louis) ^ | March 30, 2015 | Chris Smith
    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis police have announced arrest in connection to an assault on a MetroLink train a week ago. Police say they have taken into custody a 15-year-old male juvenile and 21-year-old male. The other male pictured in the surveillance video was identified and is no longer wanted in connection to the assault. The attack that happened a week ago showed a 43-year-old male victim being attacked by several suspects after a man in a red hat asked him what he thought about the Michael Brown case. That’s when other suspects began to punch the man in...
  • The League of Non-Superheroes

    03/31/2015 7:58:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-31-2015 | MOTUS
    “No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again.” – Bob Parr, in The Incredibles. Look, I know the world is falling apart. I too am fearful of the terms Jean Carré will “negotiate” with Iran in order to win his Nobel Peace Prize. Supposedly that’s a medal he’ll keepAnd sure I find it a little unnerving that the Saudis and Egyptians are forming a joint Arab army to fight WWIII against – oh, I don’t know…us, maybe? And yes, I realize it may all depend on the outcome of Jean...
  • Stand up for Indiana

    03/31/2015 7:53:39 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 16 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 3/30/15 | Patrick Buchanan
    In what has been called the “Catholic moment” in America, in the late 1940s and 1950s, Catholics were admonished from pulpits to “live the faith” and “set an example” for others. Public lives were to reflect moral beliefs. Christians were to avoid those “living in sin.” Christians who operated motels and hotels did not rent rooms to unmarried couples. Fast forward to 21st-century America. Indiana just enacted a law, as have 19 other states, to protect the rights of religious people to practice their beliefs in how they live their lives and conduct their businesses.