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  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! December 22, 2014

    12/22/2014 1:55:26 AM PST · by sneakers · 1 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread, our group been meeting here since 2008. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air but, whether they do or not, our friendly group will still meet to start the day. So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • Mayor De Blasio’s Bloody Hands - Obama, Holder, and the Left's climate of hate

    12/22/2014 1:53:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife
    The American Spectator ^ | December 22, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The climate of hate in Dallas was real,and it had real consequences,”wrote former New York Times columnist Frank Rich in response to a letter to the editor criticizing his 2011 New York Magazine essay titled “What Killed JFK.” So the obvious question:New York City’s current police commissioner Bill Bratton said this past Saturday night of the cold-blooded murder of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos:“They were, quite simply,assassinated—targeted for their uniform,and for the responsibility they embraced.”.................Whether it’s inviting the infamous race agitator Al Sharpton to the White House dozens upon dozens of times(Obama)or giving speeches in which the message...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    12/22/2014 12:48:09 AM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 1 replies
    12-22-14 | Kitty Mittens
    Exodus 15:18 ~The LORD Shall Reign Forever and Ever~
  • VIDEO: Turning the tide against ISIS on the Kurdish frontier

    12/22/2014 12:24:05 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 1 Hour ago
    VIDEO: Turning the tide against ISIS on the Kurdish frontier
  • The Syrian Army Is Shrinking, And Assad Is Running Out Of Soldiers

    12/21/2014 11:44:07 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    IBD ^ | December 17, 2014 | Alessandria MasI
    When the U.S. launched an airstrike campaign in Syria to “degrade and destroy” the so-called Islamic State, some were concerned that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad would indirectly benefit from the destruction rained down on its enemies by America and its allies. Now, nearly three months later, Assad is desperate for manpower to maintain control in areas where pro-regime support is dwindling. U.S. airstrikes, concentrated in areas with a heavy Islamic State presence, have allowed Assad to reallocate some resources, but his army is facing a huge problem: It's running out of soldiers. Ground forces have shrunk from...
  • Iraqi Kurd Fighters Take Sinjar Back From ISIS

    12/21/2014 11:40:43 PM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | December 21, 2014| | Anugrah Kumar
    Iraqi Kurd Fighters Take Sinjar Back From ISIS (Photo: Reuters/Azad Lashkari) A convoy of Kurdish peshmerga fighters drive through Arbil after leaving a base in northern Iraq, on their way to the Syrian town of Kobani, October 28, 2014. By Anugrah Kumar December 21, 2014|9:38 am Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have announced that they've taken the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar back from Islamic State militants in a battle months after tens of thousands of minority Yazidis had to flee their homes while others remained trapped after the town's capture by the terrorists.The Kurd soldiers, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, Saturday reached...
  • Merkel plan to send German troops to Iraq ‘may require law change’

    12/21/2014 11:01:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:32PM GMT 11 Dec 2014 | Justin Huggler
    Germany is planning to send troops to Iraq in a major break with the military policy it has followed since the end of the Second World War, and one that may even require the country’s constitution to be changed, according to reports. Angela Merkel’s government wants to send troops to northern Iraq to help train Kurdish forces fighting in the struggle against Islamic State (ISIL). German troops were have served with international forces in Afghanistan, Bosnia and elsewhere, but until now they have only taken part in missions with an international mandate from the UN, or as part of the...
  • Why The Devil Hates Joseph's Tomb

    12/21/2014 10:56:29 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    08-15-14 | Bill Randles
    In leiu of the folowwing recent story1,500 Jews Find Vandalism at Joseph’s Tomb for Hanukkah out of Nablus Israel, An Arutz Sheva article about Jewish pilgrims coming to pray at Joseph’s tomb and finding that Muslims had badly vandalized it, I thought I would rerun this article from 2011- enjoy and happy Channukah! By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.(Hebrews 11:22)And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which...
  • [HHS Secretary] Burwell Recruits Liberal ‘Faith Leaders’ to Promote Obamacare

    12/21/2014 10:46:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 18, 2014 - 1:59 PM | Penny Starr
    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell met with “faith organizations from across the country” last week to ask them to help people enroll in federal health care insurance plans created through the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. […] While addressing reporters, Burwell was flanked by two people who attended the meeting: Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, National Catholic Social Justice Lobby and Amy Cotton, senior policy manager at the National Council of Jewish Women. Campbell supported liberal causes, including the reelection of President Barack Obama. In September, Campbell and other nun activists did their third tour to...
  • 1,500 Jews Find Vandalism at Joseph’s Tomb for Hanukkah (Nablus, Israel)

    12/21/2014 10:31:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 12/22/2014, 8:23 AM | Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar
    After more than a month with no Jewish visitors allowed, over 1,500 Jews on Sunday night went to Kever Yosef (Joseph’s Tomb) in Shechem (Nablus) located in Samaria to pray at the grave of the Jewish patriarch from the Torah—only to find it vandalized. The Jewish visitors discovered that the electric system of the tomb compound was destroyed, with light bulbs and fluorescent light fixtures smashed, leaving the Tomb in utter darkness. In an almost symbolic act hearkening to the Hanukkah story in which the Maccabees rededicated the Second Temple with light after the Greek occupiers desecrated it, the visitors...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-22-14

    12/21/2014 10:30:19 PM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-22-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 22, 2014Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent    Reading 1 1 Sm 1:24-28 In those days,Hannah brought Samuel with her,along with a three-year-old bull,an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine,and presented him at the temple of the LORD in Shiloh. After the boy’s father had sacrificed the young bull,Hannah, his mother, approached Eli and said:“Pardon, my lord!As you live, my lord,I am the woman who stood near you here, praying to the LORD. I prayed for this child, and the LORD granted my request. Now I, in turn, give him to the LORD;as long as...
  • Russian Nuclear Bombers Again Buzz Guam

    12/21/2014 10:10:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 19, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    Russian strategic bombers conducted a third circumnavigation of the U.S. Pacific island of Guam last week as other bombers flew close to Alaska and Europe, defense officials said. Two Tu-95 Bear H bombers made the flight around Guam, a key U.S. military hub in the western Pacific, on Dec. 13. No U.S. interceptor jets were dispatched to shadow the bombers. Separately, two Canadian F-18s intercepted two Bear bombers that intruded into the Alaska air defense identification zone on Dec. 8 that a military spokesman called “unwanted, provocative, and potentially destabilizing.” Around the same time in Europe, NATO jets intercepted Russian...
  • For Advent: Yes, Virginia, there is a God

    12/21/2014 9:53:10 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Return to Order.org ^ | 12-19-14 | Norman Fulkerson
    Yes, Virginia, there is a God Posted on December 19, 2014 by Guest WriterWritten by Norman FulkersonIt is has become a custom for practically every newspaper in America to reprint, during the Christmas season, the marvelous editorial, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” Since it first appeared in 1897, it has become an indelible part of Christmas tradition in our country. It is no secret why.Virginia’s Letter: A Priceless RelicThe central figure in the story is an innocent girl named Virginia O’Hanlon who is told by her “little friends” that Santa does not exist. She writes a letter...
  • The Tiller Report II (Abortionist)

    12/21/2014 9:49:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | 2004/2006 | Operation Rescue
    Tiller the Killerî George Richard Tiller, 65, owns and operates Womenís Health Care Services, located at 5101-5107 E. Kellogg Avenue, Wichita, KS 67218, the largest outpatient late-term abortion facility outside of Communist China. He and his wife (and clinic co-owner), Jeanne , make their home in an exclusive gated community Tiller built the 18-room, 8,500 square-foot house in Wichita, once assessed at $732,000 but now worth over $1 million, after years of persistent picketing drove him from his previous home in nearby Andover, Kansas. The Tillers have four natural children, now adults, and raised a nephew, the son of one...
  • Jeb Bush’s Ties to Donors Put Rivals in a Bind [Vacuums Away Big Donors!]

    12/21/2014 9:48:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    WSJ ^ | December 21, 2014 | PATRICK O’CONNOR and BETH REINHARD
    Jeb Bush’s Ties to Donors Put Rivals in a Bind Network of GOP Contributors Could Hamper Other Republicans’ Fund-Raising By PATRICK O’CONNOR and BETH REINHARD Jeb Bush’s announcement that he will explore a White House bid threatens years of painstaking spadework by other Republicans who have cultivated many of the wealthy donors loyal to the former Florida governor’s family. Mr. Bush is heir to a vaunted network of Republican contributors built over his family’s two presidencies, his own governorship and other campaigns. It is one of the most formidable assets in GOP politics and could...
  • #AGU14 NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory shows surprising CO2 emissions in Southern Hemisphere

    12/21/2014 9:42:09 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Wattsupwiththat.com ^ | December 20, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    Global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations from Oct. 1 through Nov. 11, as recorded by NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2. Carbon dioxide concentrations are highest above northern Australia, southern Africa and eastern Brazil. Preliminary analysis of the African data shows the high levels there are largely driven by the burning of savannas and forests. Elevated carbon dioxide can also be seen above industrialized Northern Hemisphere regions in China, Europe and South America and Africa. Image credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechThe first global maps of atmospheric carbon dioxide from NASA’s new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission demonstrate its performance and promise, showing elevated carbon dioxide concentrations across...
  • Obama's Federal Judges: Eleven Openly Gay Of His 305 District Court And Circuit Court Nominees

    December 19, 2014 JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS Recent Judicial Confirmations Put Obama Ahead of Predecessors This week, the Senate confirmed a dozen judicial nominees before the end of the “lame duck” session, reports Jennifer Bendery at The Huffington Post. “That puts Obama at a whopping 89 district court and circuit court confirmations for the year, and means he'll wrap up his sixth year in office with a grand total of 305 district court and circuit court confirmations -- a tally that puts him well beyond where his predecessors were by this point in their presidencies.” Many of these new judges will add...
  • UK: Muslim abducts, rapes woman: “You white women are good at it”

    12/21/2014 9:30:29 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 21, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). ... The rape of captive women is also sanctioned in Islamic tradition: .. The Egyptian Sheikh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni declared in May 2011 that “we are in the era of jihad,” and that meant Muslims would take slaves ... on May 25, 2011, a female Kuwaiti politician, Salwa al-Mutairi, also spoke out in favor of the Islamic practice of sexual slavery of non-Muslim women, emphasizing that the practice accorded with Islamic law and the parameters of Islamic morality. ... Asian father-of-four raped pub worker...
  • Germans Protest Islam, Leftwing Media Denounces Putin

    12/21/2014 9:24:20 PM PST · by juliosevero · 19 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Germans Protest Islam, Leftwing Media Denounces Putin By Julio Severo On Monday, December 15, some 15,000 people in Germany took part in a demonstration labeled by the German press as ‘xenophobic.’ The demonstration was held by the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA, by its German-language acronym), whose main objective is to oppose Islamic immigration from the Middle East and Africa. Since October, PEGIDA has held weekly rallies against Islam. German chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned PEGIDA, declaring, “There is no place in Germany for those who are instigating hatred against immigrants.” She also denounced the...
  • Former Tiller employee alleged insurance fraud, kickbacks

    12/21/2014 9:19:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Live action news ^ | Aug 29, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    The murder of Dr. George Tiller was rightly condemned by every reputable pro-life group in America including Live Action. Dr. Tiller has been hailed as a hero and martyr by the pro-choice community. He performed third trimester abortions on women who came to him from all over the country. Tracey Jones was the former administrative director of Dr. Tiller’s clinic. She would later file suit against Tiller, claiming she was denied overtime wages for menial tasks she was instructed to do around the office. Her testimony was published in The Tiller Report, a publication by Operation Rescue which exposed disturbing...
  • Christie calls on Obama to demand Cuba return cop killer Joanne Chesimard

    12/21/2014 8:58:22 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    nj.com ^ | Erin O'Neill
    Gov. Chris Christie has called on President Barack Obama to demand that Cuba return a woman convicted of killing a New Jersey State Police officer in 1973 before the United States moves forward with a plan to restore diplomatic relations with the communist nation. The Republican governor wrote in a letter to Obama that he profoundly disagrees with the decision announced last week to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba, saying he does not share the view that taking that step "without a clear commitment from the Cuban government of the steps they will take to reverse decades of human rights...
  • French Official: Russia plotting to start war on Israel

    12/21/2014 8:57:14 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 36 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/20/2014 | AARON KLEIN
    TEL AVIV – Russia is preparing a contingency plan to prompt Hezbollah and possibly the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad into a direct military conflict with Israel, according to a French official who has been apprised of the situation. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the contingency was meant to be used as a card against the West, particularly the U.S. and European Union, which has been engaged in efforts to isolate Moscow...
  • Atheists Couldn't Stop This Flash Mob of Amazing Grace

    12/21/2014 8:55:27 PM PST · by metmom · 11 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jen Thompson
    When one lady asked for volunteers to join her at a Rivertown Mall in Grandville, Michigan, to sing "Amazing Grace," 250 people responded with RSVPs, and over 1,000 showed up at the mall. What makes this different from other "flash mobs" is that the lyrics were given out in a high-quality gospel tract form (so that anyone could join in with the singing). "Fortunately the singing at the Rivertown Mall was video-taped, and it brought tears to my eyes," says Ray Comfort, who came up with the idea. "In the clip you can see people holding the tracts as they...
  • Retired Cops Discuss Ways to Stop de Blasio From Attending Funerals of Slain Officers

    12/21/2014 8:49:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    breitbat ^ | 12/21/14 | Kerry Picket
    Retired NYPD members are discussing ways to keep New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio away from the funerals of recently-murdered NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. One tactic, suggested in a popular law enforcement web forum, instructed officers to block the Mayor’s motorcade when it approached one of the funerals: All unions should reach out to their retired members. Use us to block this POS Mayor from attending these funerals. I don’t know if the fallen are from the City or not, but it shouldn’t matter. We can assemble en masse, and start a peaceful protest when his...
  • Live Video of an Abortion Procedure [Caution! Graphic]

    12/21/2014 8:33:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | December 17, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    This video shows an abortion and the bodies of aborted babies. It is extremely graphic and disturbing. There are millions of abortions done every day in the world, and over 3500 in the United States. The first baby in this video appears to be in the second trimester. There are hundreds of abortions a day done at this stage in the US alone. An abortion clinic worker also appears in the video. Her speech on how abortion is a loving and sacred act is contrasted with the reality shown in the abortion video. Here is the video: Viewer discretion is...
  • Sometimes it’s a “baby”, sometimes it’s not

    12/21/2014 8:25:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 3, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    From Lydia, an administrator at an abortion clinic: “Patients who have a wanted pregnancy and lose it, or choose abortions because of fetal anomalies, always call it “the baby.” It is a baby to them, developed or not… Some women never “connect” to the pregnancy… For them, it is nothing like a baby. It is just there, and they want it removed. They would hate the word “baby” and do not use it. Our job is to meet the woman where she is and provide her with accurate information. I do not feel it is my job to correct terminology...
  • When Kids Stop Believing in Santa Claus

    12/21/2014 8:18:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/21/2014 | OLGA KHAZAN
    Earlier this week, a woman wrote in to Slate's Dear Prudence advice chat asking whether it's considered lying to allow her daughter, who is three, to continue to believe in Santa Claus. Prudie's take: Nah. "Reality will eventually out," wrote the columnist, Emily Yoffe, "but there’s so much reality in this life, that one of the delights of childhood, and of being a parent, is to spread a little fairy dust occasionally." Later in the chat, though, another person wrote in saying that his or her parents kept the Santa thing going until the writer was nine, at which point...
  • Gun Control PSA Encourages Minor Delinquency (UNBELIEVABLE!)

    12/21/2014 8:16:51 PM PST · by MeatshieldActual · 26 replies
    December 21st, 2014 | MeatshieldActual
    Wow, I just found this incredibly stupid gun-control PSA on Youtube. This video basically advocates for children of gun owners to steal their parent's weapons, take them to school, and turn them in to their teachers! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFOhBAH3zPA If this has been posted to the wrong area, I apologize.
  • Time to Bring Back the Truman Democrats

    12/21/2014 8:15:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12/21/2014 | Joel Kotkin
    Democrats are pushing race and environmental issues when they should be embracing the lunch-bucket themes that once built party dominance. Meanwhile, voters flee. Once giants walked this earth, and some of them were Democrats. In sharp contrast to the thin gruel that passes for leadership today, the old party of the people, with all its flaws, shaped much of the modern world, and usually for the better. Think of Franklin Roosevelt or Harry Truman, John Kennedy, or California’s Pat Brown, politicians who believed in American greatness, economic growth, and upward mobility. For more than 40 years, the Democratic Party has...
  • Satanic Temple puts up display at Michigan Capitol

    12/21/2014 8:13:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2014 6:21 PM EST
    Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway. The Detroit chapter of the Satanic Temple set up its “Snaketivity Scene” featuring a snake offering a book called “Revolt of the Angels” as a gift. The snake is wrapped around the Satanic cross on the 3-feet-by-3-feet display. Capitol rules require that displays have to be taken down each night. In a videotaped interview with the Lansing State Journal, Satanic Temple spokeswoman Jex Blackmore said her group doesn’t worship Satan but does promote individuality, compassion and views that differ from Christian and...
  • Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

    12/21/2014 8:11:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 21, 2014
    Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her roles on stage and screen, has died at the age of 82. The Coventry-born star, who was made a CBE in 1991, worked in close collaboration with playwright Samuel Beckett, who described her as a perfect actress ... She was well known for her role as Mrs Baylock in horror film The Omen ...
  • A slight verbal confrontation with one of Obama's and Holder's people

    12/21/2014 8:09:34 PM PST · by doug from upland · 17 replies
    tiny pic photo ^ | 12-21-14 | dfu
    It was in front of a local 99 cents store in Upland. We have all seen it before in California. Workers getting paid to get signatures as part of the California initiative process. With enough signatures, it is placed on the ballot. Of course, in California, no matter how the people vote, the leftists will go judge shopping and overturn the will of the people. As I walked to the front door, I knew he was going to ask. Sure enough, he asked: "Excuse me. Are you a voter in Upland." "Yes, I am" I answered. His eyes lit...
  • Orangutan In Argentina Zoo Recognised By Court As 'Non-Human Person'

    12/21/2014 8:07:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 21, 2012
    Orangutan In Argentina Zoo Recognised By Court As 'Non-Human Person' Sandra, 29, can be freed in Buenos Aires and transferred to a sanctuary Animal rights campaigners win after filing habeas corpus petition Tommy the chimp is not a person, New York court decides Sandra the orangutan 21 December 2014 An orangutan held in an Argentinian zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognised the ape as a “non-human person” unlawfully deprived of its freedom, local media reported on Sunday. Animal rights campaigners filed a habeas corpus petition – a document more typically used to challenge...
  • Top 10 stupid quotes from pro-choice activists

    12/21/2014 8:01:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 21, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Sometimes pro-choice activists say things that show they are completely out of touch with reality. On my website Clinicquotes I have a collection of quotes from pro-choicers that show a stunning lack of logic or an almost delusional set of opinions. Here are ten statements made by pro-choicers that might make you shake your head: “The majority of women who abort do so because they know that the unwelcome child, born of constraint or misfortune, will be wounded in some unacceptable way. As Artemis [Greek goddess of hunting] might kill a wounded animal rather than allow it to limp along...
  • ESPN college Bowl Game monopoly (Vanity)

    12/21/2014 7:53:33 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 8 replies
    12/21/2014 | BwanaNdege
    There will be 39 college football bowl games played this season. Three of those, the Citrus, Sun and Las Vegas will be shown on ABC or CBS, i.e. "broadcast" TV. The remaining games will be carried ONLY by the various ESPN channels.
  • Effort to strip funding from Planned Parenthood, similar agencies on the horizon again

    12/21/2014 7:51:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | December 20, 2014 | CASEY McDERMOTT
    Women’s health agencies and their supporters, including Gov. Maggie Hassan, are bracing for yet another attempt to strip state funding for Planned Parenthood and other groups that perform abortions. Rep. Warren Groen, a Republican from Rochester, plans to introduce a bill that would “ban public funding going to any organization or group that does abortions or refers for abortions.” Groen filed a legislative service request for a bill “prohibiting the use of public funds for abortion services,” and he said it’s currently being drafted. Groen said he has a long history of opposing abortion and has assisted crisis pregnancy centers....
  • Doctors who oppose abortion should leave family medicine: Ontario College of Physicians

    12/21/2014 7:44:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Steve Weatherbe
    Family doctors who object to referring patients for abortions should think about switching specialties, the man overseeing the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons’ revision of its ethics policy said this week. Dr. Marc Gabel, a Toronto psychotherapist and past president of the college, told LifeSiteNews on Thursday that if his committee’s proposed revision of the college’s “Professional Obligations and Human Rights” is adopted, then if doctors refuse to refer patients to abortionists, or to doctors willing to prescribe contraceptives, they could face disciplinary action. “If there were a complaint, every complaint is investigated by the complaint committee,” Dr. Gabel...
  • Fairbanks sundial marks winter solstice in the far north

    12/21/2014 7:41:15 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 43 replies
    FAIRBANKS - Although decidedly low-tech, the sundial at Weeks Field by Noel Wien Library still marks the winter solstice. On solstice, which this year fell at 2:03 p.m. Sunday, the sun rises in Fairbanks at 10:58 a.m. and sets at 2:41 p.m., for total daylight of 3 hours, 41 minutes. Monday, the sun will be above the horizon for about 9 seconds longer than Sunday. The sun reaches about 2 degrees above the horizon on the shortest day of the year in Fairbanks. Martin Gutoski of the Fairbanks Astronimical Unit built the sundial. According to a bronze plaque at...
  • Keep the Pyramids, give us the Colosseum

    12/21/2014 7:38:26 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    'blog ^ | September 11, 2014 | Simcha Jacobovici
    The Egyptian archaeological community is in a tizzy. They are accusing foreign Egyptologists of being Israeli agents hell bent on altering their history. It seems Israel's ultimate goal is to reclaim the Pyramids. This charge was recently laid by Amir Gamal of the "Non-Stop Robberies" movement. It was published in Egypt's Elaph newspaper... Some of this is funny, and some of this is not. When I filmed archaeology in Egypt in 2004 for a documentary film on the biblical Exodus, the Egyptians were watching us like hawks. In Egypt, the bible is current history. Even though the Qur'an says that...
  • Hardly a slap on the wrist for Femen nude invasion of famous Cathedral

    12/21/2014 7:22:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Jeanne Smits, Paris correspondent
    The topless “Femen” activist who desecrated the Parisian church of the Madeleine days before Christmas last year was given a one-month suspended prison sentence for “sexual exhibitionism” on Wednesday by a penal tribunal in Paris. Eloise Bouton, 31, made the headlines on December 20, 2013, when she burst into the choir of the church half-naked, shouting “Christmas is cancelled,” bearing the same inscription on her back and the words “344e salope” (344th b****) on her chest. These words refer to a famous manifesto published in 1971 by 343 women, mostly intellectuals, actresses and political activists, in the left-wing magazine Nouvel...
  • Mozambique legalizes abortion-on-demand

    12/21/2014 7:19:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    The long struggle to keep abortion out of the south African country of Mozambique has failed. President Armando Guebuza on Thursday "quietly signed into law," in the words of Agence France-Presse, a revision to the penal code that legalizes abortion-on-demand in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, or up to 16 weeks in the case of rape. Mozambique’s Parliament, just as quietly, approved the legislation to legalize abortion in July. The provision allowing abortion if a pregnancy threatens the life or health of the mother, and if a fetal abnormality is diagnosed, is also maintained. Policymakers within the Mozambique Health...
  • Anatomy of a New York Times Hatchet Job

    In this series, we’re going to look at how the Times and other media entities have used loaded language, irrelevant details, and inference to portray the FSU football program as monstrously out of control and Florida State University, Tallahassee, and local law enforcement as willing to conspire and bend the rules to benefit their local football heroes.
  • Planned Parenthood PSA fails to mention eugenics ties

    12/21/2014 7:01:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Saynsumthn's Blog ^ | November 19, 2014 | Saynsumthn
    A video highlighting a North Carolina Planned Parenthood founder fails to mention that she founded the center with help from a man connected to eugenics. It begins, “Planned Parenthood Health Systems of Charlotte began in 1969 when Sarah Bryant saw an unmet need.” Now an old woman, Ms. Bryant says that she started the Planned Parenthood center at the urging of well known eugenicist Wallace Kuralt and other business leaders. “then Mr. Art Jones who was a banker and Mr. Wallace Kuralt who was the chairman, head of the county health commission, urged me to start Planned Parenthood. They had...
  • Kate Upton Named First-Ever Sexiest Woman Alive

    12/21/2014 6:44:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 164 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | Kipp Jones
    People Magazine has named Kate Upton the Sexiest Woman Alive, the publication announced on Thursday. The announcement was made at the inaugural People Magazine Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, making Upton the first woman to ever receive the title, reports Entertainment Tonight. Upton, best known for her work as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model, accepted the award in front of a live audience.
  • Man dressed as Santa guns down two men after argument at Detroit gas station

    12/21/2014 6:40:10 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 32 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 21 December 2014 | Mail Online Reporter
    A man dressed as Santa is in custody after shooting two people early Sunday morning at a Detroit gas station. The unidentified victims - both 29-year-old men - were reportedly recovering after the shooting. Officers said the gunman reportedly felt threatened after an argument between himself and the two men at the Speedway on East Jefferson Ave. and I-375.
  • Pro-choice author laments unborn baby pictures

    12/21/2014 6:39:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 21, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    From pro-choice author Melody Rose: The images and language most often wielded by pro-life advocates are vivid and emotional… recent developments in imaging technique certainly have facilitated a reliance on powerful pictures that humanize the fetus in a way not possible two decades ago. Because fetuses now can be seen in intricate detail, opponents of abortion have striking images to use in support of abortion restrictions, despite what these restrictions might mean to women’s health and freedom.” — Melody Rose, Safe, Legal and Unavailable? Abortion Politics in the United States (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press), 2007, pp. 10 to 11. Reprinted...
  • Ontario [California] Police Officer Saves Life Of 50-Year-Old Woman By Performing CPR

    12/21/2014 6:36:12 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 21, 2014 3:43 PM
    Officials were sent to the 900 block of South Magnolia Avenue, where Corp. Will Rivera located the 50-year-old female, who was not breathing.
  • Pro-choice advocate ‘aghast’ at bad conditions in clinic, but still opposes regulations

    12/21/2014 6:34:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 20, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    An article in the book The Abortion Controversy has a disturbing quote by a pro-choice activist: In 1989, the Miami Herald ran a story about a local abortion clinic whose conditions were so heinous that one woman died and another was maimed. Abortion proponents admitted that they had known about the clinic conditions but had remained silent for political reasons. According to pro-choice advocate Janis Compton–Carr: “In my gut, I am completely aghast at what goes on at that place. But I staunchly oppose anything that would correct this situation in law.” — Misty Mealey “Abortion Is a Social Failure”...
  • NAACP chief: Don't blame Democrats for NYPD shootings

    12/21/2014 6:20:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/14 | Justin Sink
    The head of the NAACP said it is “not fair” for the leader of a prominent police union and former Gov. George Pataki (R-N.Y.) to blame Democratic politicians for the deaths of two New York City police officers. “I don’t believe it’s fair to link the criminal insanity of a lone gunman to the peaceful protest and aspirations of many people across the country, including the attorney general, the mayor, and the president is simply not fair,” Cornell William Brooks, the president of the NAACP, told CBS's “Face the Nation.” Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed...
  • Protesters Spray Paint "Cop Lives Don’t Matter" in Philly, Graffiti "(Expletive) Cops" on Church

    12/21/2014 6:16:07 PM PST · by rightistight · 22 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/21/14 | Aurelius
    Vandals in Philadelphia struck multiple times over the last two days. The vandalism came during a protest against perceived police brutality. In one of the acts of vandalism, the words "Cop Lives Don't Matter" were spray-painted on a fence. You can see the picture of that below: In another, the vandals defaced a Church with the words "f*** cops" written in spray paint: