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  • The Mystery behind Oregon's 'Old Man of the Lake'

    11/29/2015 4:44:03 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 1 replies
    Weather.com ^ | Nov 19 2015 12:51 PM EST
    It floats upright in Oregon's Crater Lake, but it's not a buoy or a pillar. It can be seen in different locations in different days, depending on the weather. In fact, it's not connected to anything to tether it to the lake's floor. Known as the "Old Man of the Lake," this mysterious phenomenon has perplexed park staff and visitors for decades.The Old Man is actually a hemlock tree stump that somehow remains upright in the water, even as it moves. Indeed, the Old Man goes along with the whims of the wind and waves. The 30-foot-long stump was first...
  • The Myth of Magna Carta, by Edward Jenks

    11/29/2015 4:42:01 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    The Independent Review | 1904
    THE MYTH OF MAGNA CARTAby Edward Jenks "MAGNA CARTA is then the first corporate act of the nation roused to the sense of its unity." "The nation in general, the people of the towns and villages, the commons of later days . . . had now thrown themselves on the side of the barons." "The people . . . for the first time since the Conquest ranged themselves on the side of the barons against the king." These are the words, clear and unmistakeable, of a writer to whom every student of English history owes an incalculable debt, who combines...
  • The Jesse Tree

    11/29/2015 4:39:29 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Loyolapress.com ^ | not given | unknown
    The Jesse Tree The Jesse Tree helps us connect the custom of decorating Christmas trees to the events leading to Jesus' birth. The Jesse Tree is named from Isaiah 11:1: "A shoot shall come out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots." Jesse was the father of King David. We adorn a Jesse Tree with illustrated ornaments that represent the people, prophesies, and events leading up to the birth of Jesus. The ornaments of the Jesse Tree tell the story of God in the Old Testament, connecting the Advent season with the faithfulness...
  • Nearer At Jesus Feet

    11/29/2015 4:36:05 PM PST · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11/29/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This video is full of memories and has two hymns, Nearer My God to Thee and Till We Meet Again. These hymns or covered by myself, playing my mandolin. Thanks a million for watching.
  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 6 Episode 8

    11/29/2015 4:35:59 PM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 4 replies
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  • Kobe Bryant to retire after this season

    11/29/2015 4:31:34 PM PST · by Perdogg · 2 replies
    Kobe Bryant announced Sunday on the Players' Tribune website that he will retire after this season, saying "this season is all I have left to give." In a piece entitled "Dear Basketball," the 37-year-old Bryant wrote that the sport of basketball "gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream and I'll always love you for it."
  • Disturbing: 57 Paris Airport Workers Are On Terror Watch List

    11/29/2015 4:28:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/29/15 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris has forced France to examine its security policies, including at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, where it was recently discovered that 57 employees who had access to airplanes and runways were on a terror watch list. Now, the security passes of 86,000 workers at the Paris airport will be reviewed, according to a report by the Sunday Times of London. **SNIP** The recent finding of Arabic graffiti on four planes at two French airports, including one that had "Allahu Akbar" written on a fuel tank hatch, has only increased security concerns. While the...
  • Obama joins 19 countries to double clean energy funding

    11/29/2015 4:26:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 29, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    President Obama and 19 world leaders are committed to double the amount of money they put into clean energy research and development. The formal announcement will come Monday at the United Nations' climate change conference in Paris, where leaders plan to wrap up final negotiations for a worldwide pact to fight global warming. The commitment would put the countries' funding for low- or zero-carbon technologies like wind power and nuclear energy at about $20 billion in five years, with about half of that amount spent by the United States, Obama administration officials said Sunday. The White House said the effort,...
  • NASA Says Indian Scientist's Theory Is Correct, Black Holes Don't Really Exist

    11/29/2015 4:24:52 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    India Times ^ | November 27, 2015 | Bobins Abraham
    American space agency, the NASA had recently observed flares of X-rays from a black hole, which goes against the conventional notion that they are compact particles with such huge gravity that even light can't escape. Last month NASA announced that two of its space telescopes caught a huge burst of X-ray spewing out of a super massive black hole. These flairs appeared to be be triggered by the eruption of a charged particle from the black hole, which according to conventional belief doesn't let anything out. The latest findings are in accordance with the theory of Indian astrophysicist Abhas Mitra...
  • Hungary shows the world how to secure a nation's borders

    11/29/2015 4:15:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/29/2015 | Carol Brown
    Eastern Europe is leading the way to protect the continent against colonizers from Islamic lands. Hungary is in the forefront, having erected a fence that is patrolled around the clock by Hungarian police and military. There is also support along the border from Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Slovakia as these nations partner together to protect themselves. In this video, the mayor of Assothalom (a rural town in Hungary situated along the southern border shared with Serbia) speaks about border security. And he does not mince his words. He acknowledges that all of Europe must be protected and defended or everyone...
  • Silicon Valley acid trip? Taking small doses of LSD ("microdosing") becoming popular in Bay Area

    11/29/2015 4:08:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/29/2015 | Carol Brown
    Taking small doses of LSD ("microdosing") is said to be becoming popular in the Bay area of California. People working in competitive high tech settings are using it to increase creativity and productivity. Breitbart reports: One tech startup worker from San Francisco who spoke anonymously to Rolling Stone said he takes "microdoses" in his free time and sometimes at the office. A microdose is described as approximately 10 micrograms of LSD or 0.2-0.5 grams of mushrooms. "Microdosing has helped me come up with some new designs to explore and new ways of thinking," the anonymous tech worker RS refers to...
  • One Day After Planned Parenthood Shooting, Notorious Pro-Life Professor Received This

    11/29/2015 4:07:23 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | november 29, 2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    On the day that a gunman attacked a Colorado Planned Parenthood facility, Mike Adams was in North Carolina. Yet, Adams, a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington notorious for his anti-abortion and Christian views, was on the receiving end of an inquiry from a fellow professor who wondered about Adams' potential involvement with the shooting suspect. "Did you correspond with him Mike? Maybe inspire him a bit to complete his mission of murdering a university officer and 2 civilians?" Richard Greenleaf, a sociology and criminal justice professor at Elmhurst College, a private liberal arts school in Illinois,...
  • Ted Cruz Does 'Princess Bride' Impression

    11/29/2015 4:03:22 PM PST · by Isara · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 29, 2015 | Jessica Hopper
    He's quoted "Jerry Maguire," "The Usual Suspects" and "Scarface" on the campaign trail, but it's clear, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz loves "The Princess Bride" the most.At a church service today in Des Moines, Iowa, the presidential hopeful was prodded by the pastor of Christian Life Assembly of God to offer an impression from his favorite movie. It didn't take much prodding. "I will confess to knowing an awful lot of that movie," Cruz said. Cruz has previously said it's his favorite movie.He admitted to the congregation that while he loved the movie, he's "never shared on a Sunday morning" his...
  • How did the FBI manage to "lose" Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s file?

    11/29/2015 4:00:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Sharyl Attkisson, the former CBS reporter and independent journalist, has a long history of getting under the government’s skin. In her book Stonewalled, she detailed many of the battles she encountered when attempting to expose the truth in the tradition of the Fourth Estate and how unpopular stories tended to wind up being discounted or silenced. Later, her Nosy Nellie ways attracted the interest of the Department of Justice, though they have thus far failed to file any actual charges against her.This week, Attkisson tells the story of how she finally sought to obtain her own FBI file and...
  • Johnny Horton: The Battle of New Orleans

    11/29/2015 4:00:07 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | Johnny Horton
    Battle of New Orleans
  • In Marrero murder-suicide, 'picture-perfect' family of 4 dead

    11/29/2015 3:47:48 PM PST · by BBell · 16 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 11/29/15 | Danielle Dreilinger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Few imagined such a crime could happen -- a triple murder and suicide -- in a middle-class Marrero neighborhood so thick with law enforcement officers that residents call it Cop Land. It's the kind of place where everyone waves hello but no one gets in each other's business.When family gathered outside the yellow crime-scene tape Sunday (Nov. 29) in the Oak Forest subdivision, they comforted the sobbing teenager who had returned from a hunting trip to find her mother and stepfather dead in their living room at 4805 Brandi St. What she hadn't seen, when she ran out to call...
  • Since Obama can’t handle ISIS, what say we outsource the job to the mafia?

    11/29/2015 3:47:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    <p>Gambino, a prolific author of mob history and a scion of the family that saw the rise of the likes of John Gotti and Paul Castellano, said the nature of the mob made it fundamentally better equipped than traditional law enforcement to handle a threat like ISIS.</p>
  • Still Report #463 - UPS Refugee Flights Confirmed

    11/29/2015 3:45:10 PM PST · by Right-wing Librarian · 17 replies
    The Still Report ^ | Bill Still
    at night, UPS is confirmed to be flying in the refugees into Pennsylvania. Video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btfrM2YpbEE
  • Trump abruptly cancels black clergy press conference

    11/29/2015 3:40:44 PM PST · by springwater13 · 66 replies
    The campaign originally announced the press conference in a press release on Wednesday, writing, “Trump will be joined by a coalition of 100 African American Evangelical pastors and religious leaders who will endorse the GOP frontrunner after a private meeting at Trump Tower.” But some of those listed as invitees quickly took to social media to condemn the billionaire businessman. Detroit pastor Corletta Vaughn called Trump “an insult and embarrassment” in a Wednesday Facebook post. Amid the furor, the campaign canceled the public portion of the event. The private meeting will go forward as planned, and Scott said that the...
  • Islamic State Plans To Flood Europe With Heroin. Could Make £33 Billion As Oil Revenues...

    11/29/2015 3:39:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 11/29/15 | Liam Deacon
    Top terrorism experts have warned that Islamic State (ISIS) is planning to flood the UK and other European nations with heroin. The terror group now controls most of the Class A drug trafficked into Europe from Afghanistan and is making huge profits from the criminal trade.Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) believes ISIS could make £33bn ($50bn) through the sale of heroin in Europe. The United Nations (UN) said that the “magnitude of the numbers involved” makes the relationship between terrorists and drug traffickers “worrisome”.Around half of all Europe’s heroin is moved through ISIS controlled territory in Iraq. Criminal gangs who pay...
  • Trade Experts: Trans-Pacific Partnership ‘Vehicle to Pass Obama’s Climate Change Treaty’

    11/29/2015 3:37:28 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Nov 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    As President Barack Obama heads to Paris for a climate-change summit, experts say his pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal creates a “vehicle to pass Obama’s climate change treaty.” Howard Richman, Raymond Richman and Jesse Richman – authors of Balanced Trade: Ending the Unbearable Costs of America’s Trade Deficits and Trading Away Our Future – reviewed the 5,544 pages of the TPP trade pact between the United States and 11 other countries. They found that Chapter 20 in the TPP “requires compliance with previous multilateral environmental agreements that have been negotiated.”The climate treaty that Obama wishes to finalize in Paris...
  • Businessman Buys 400 American Soldiers Meals During Airport Layover

    11/29/2015 3:33:28 PM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | November 18, 2015
    n his way to visit Israel with his family, a Los Angeles businessman came upon 400 U.S. soldiers preparing to eat their paper sack dinners during a layover in Shannon, Ireland and decided he wanted to honor them with a good warm meal. As the regular passengers and friends were all dining at the various trendy restaurants, entrepreneur and philanthropist Shlomo Rechnitz approached the commander and told him that he wanted to treat the servicemen to the same. At first the commander said it was unnecessary, but Shlomo insisted, and the commander announced to all the soldiers that they could...
  • Raped woman didn't want to call the police: ''I feel sorry for him because he is a refugee''

    11/29/2015 3:32:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Speisa ^ | undated
    The 28-year-old Iraqi man was so unhappy with the standard of asylum in Finland that he chose to return to Sweden, and rape a Swedish woman on the way. The woman did not want to notify the police at first, because of situation: the poor rapists was a refugee. But now the rapist has been convicted to imprisonment and deportation by the district court, which also states that he is not a refugee at all. The rape took place on the night of October 10 at a night train between Ume and Sundsvall. The woman had booked a shared compartment...
  • The Voice of Miss America? [Catholic Caucus]

    11/29/2015 3:29:44 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | November 28, 2015 | Louie Verrecchio
    Heard any good jokes lately? I saw one online this morning. It's an oldie but goodie; a real side splitter. The Holy See is reporting Pope Francis' diplomatic voyage to Kenya as ... get this: an Apostolic Journey. It's dark humor to be sure, but downright hilarious just the same. The sad thing is, however, the people reporting it seem to be serious.
  • Jeb Bush says he would support Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton

    11/29/2015 3:21:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/29/15 | Martin Pengelly
    Jeb Bush would support Donald Trump if the real estate billionaire were to win the Republican presidential nomination, "because anybody is better than Hillary Clinton". The former Florida governor thinks that outcome unlikely, however, because the more voters hear of Trump, particularly on foreign policy, "the less likely he's going to get the Republican nomination". Another candidate, John Kasich, was asked on Sunday whether he would commit to supporting Trump should he win the nomination. The Ohio governor, whose campaign this week released an ad that appeared to compare Trump to Hitler, would not say whether he would. Instead, like...
  • Mercedes-AMG will build a successor to its SLR McLaren supercar with up to 1,000 HP

    11/29/2015 3:20:03 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 29 Nov, 2015 | Miles Branman
    In 2003, Mercedes-Benz and McLaren linked up on a supercar project that showed Mercedes-Benz had a bone to pick with some of the world's fastest vehicles. At the time, the German automaker owned 40 percent of McLaren Automotive, so it had access to some superb race-bred technology. As a result, the Mercedes SLR McLaren was born. Few production vehicles could match the SLR's 617 horsepower and 580 pound-feet of torque from its supercharged V8. In fact, only Ferrari's Enzo, with its 650 hp V12, made more power and was quicker to 60 mph. Other entrants followed, including the Porsche Carrera...
  • ISIS 'poster girl' reportedly beaten to death

    11/29/2015 3:18:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/15 | Shoshana Miskin
    In April 2014 teenagers Samra Kesinovic and her friend Sabina Selimovic travelled from their Vienna homes to join ISIS in Syria, where it is believed they both married Jihadists. The two young women became "poster girls" for the Islamic State after appearing in images on social media websites showing them carrying AK-47 rifles surrounded by armed men. But their glamorous online persona appears to have been little more than a show. Now, reports have emerged that Kesinovic has reportedly been beaten to death by the group after trying to escape. Previously, reports quoting the girls’ friends stated that Ms Kesinovic...
  • Deputies: Woman shoots and kills would-be Craigslist robber

    11/29/2015 3:15:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    WBTV ^ | 11/26/15
    AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a man trying to rob a couple who thought they were going to buy a car off Craigslist has been shot and killed. Aiken County deputies said in a news release that officers are looking for the second robber after he ran away following the shooting Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say the would-be robbers pulled out a gun and demanded money when they met the couple at an Aiken gas station where they planned to buy a car listed on the Internet site. Deputies say while the gun was pointed at the man, his girlfriend...
  • Creates the duck state

    11/29/2015 3:06:49 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 19 replies
    Imgur ^ | November 22, 2015 | uhuhuhu ·
    Replacing the heads of ISIS with rubber ducks.
  • Witness accounts conflict with 'Planned Parenthood shooting' narrative

    11/29/2015 3:06:05 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 55 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 29, 2015 | unknown
    A horrific shooting on Friday may not have originated at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Colorado Springs as widely reported if witness accounts are to be considered On Black Friday, Several people were injured and University of Colorado police officer Garrett Swasey, 44, along with two unnamed civilians were killed by a man identified as Robert Lewis Dear, 57, in Colorado Springs, Colorado While it was reported that the Public Information Officer for the Colorado Springs Police Department "told reporters that the entire incident started with shooting at the Planned Parenthood facility;" multiple reports conflict with this narrative, including...
  • Clinton will unveil $275 billion infrastructure plan to create jobs

    11/29/2015 2:49:30 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 85 replies
    Clinton will unveil $275 billion infrastructure plan to create jobs By Amanda Becker BOSTON U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plans to make job creation the focus of her campaign over the next month, beginning with a $275 billion infrastructure spending plan that will be released this week. Clinton's plan to increase the federal government's spending on infrastructure by $275 billion over the next five years will be fully paid for by changing how businesses are taxed, a campaign aide said, without providing any details. Of the total amount, $25 billion will be earmarked for an infrastructure bank. Clinton's campaign...
  • Inside The ISIS Propaganda Machine: An Up-Close Look At A Militant Media Strategy

    11/29/2015 2:47:22 PM PST · by amorphous · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 29 Nov 2015 | Tyler Durden
    "I've grown used to IS ultraviolence, but this video was different. Different because, at my office desk, the place where I conduct all my research, I have a photograph of myself with my now-wife, dad and step-mum taken at that very same Palmyran theatre almost five years ago." That's a quote from Charlie Winter, Senior Researcher at the Quilliam Foundation, which describes itself as "the world’s first counter-extremism think tank, set up to address the unique challenges of citizenship, identity, and belonging in a globalized world." The reference is to a video ISIS released over the summer depicting a mass...
  • Arabs attack police in Jerusalem, one killed by Border Guards

    11/29/2015 2:42:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/15 | Matt Wanderman
    A group of Arabs threw about ten Molotov cocktails at Border Police in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud. Arab sources report that security forces returned fire and killed one rioter before the rest dispersed. Walla! news identifies the dead terrorist as Ayman al-Abasi, a 17-year-old from Silwan. He previously spent a year and a half in an Israeli prison for his involvement in a 2012 stabbing in Ras al-Amud. Al-Abasi's brother is currently serving a seven-year sentence, also for stabbing a Jewish man. Arab media claims that the Al-Abasi was moderately to severely wounded, then died in a...
  • A Call to Terminate Papal Trips: A noisy, expensive counterfeit of Papal Duty [Catholic Caucus]

    11/29/2015 2:37:39 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 11/27/15 | John Vennari
    In 1761, speaking of the primary duty of the Pope, Clement XIII wrote, “In the Lord’s field, for the tending of which Divine Providence placed us as overseer, there is nothing which demands as much vigilant care and unremitting labor in its cultivation than guarding the good seed of Catholic teaching which the Apostles received from Jesus Christ and handed on to Us. If in laziness this is neglected, the enemy of the human race will sow weeds while the workers sleep.”[1] Likewise Pope St. Pius X, the greatest Pope of modern times, noted that one of the “primary obligations...
  • Netanyahu orders: 'Break contact' with European Union

    11/29/2015 2:36:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/15 | Nitzan Keidar
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has instructed the Foreign Ministry to reassess its involvement with European Union (EU) institutions regarding the political process with the Palestinians. Until the assessment is completed, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered the suspension of all political contact with EU institutions and representatives on the issue. This directive was made in response to the EU decision to label products from Judea and Samaria. The Foreign Ministry has clarified that Israel is still dealing with individual nations within Europe, including Germany, the UK and France...
  • The Grocery Shopping Assault Course

    11/29/2015 2:27:50 PM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 11 replies
    Experience | 11/29/2015 | blueunicorn6
    Many people have Thansgiving traditions. One of our neighbors has the Thanksgiving tradition of getting drunk and running over our mailbox. Last summer, I cemented in our mailbox and used heavy pipe. Cut his car in half this Thanksgiving like Grandpa using the electric knife on the turkey. When the cops pulled him out of the left half of the car, he was yelling at them that he'd never win the race with a pit crew as slow as them. One of our family traditions is that I do the Thanksgiving grocery shopping. I feel it's part of the manly...
  • Dangerous Compassion in the Syrian Refugee Debate? (without prudence = disaster)

    11/29/2015 2:22:33 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    NC Register ^ | November 24, 2015 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    G.K. Chesterton wrote that “the modern world is full of the old Christian virtues gone mad. The virtues have gone mad because they have been isolated from each other and are wandering alone.” His observation seems applicable to the current debate about taking in Syrian refugees. The “modern world” in this case is made up of the European elites, the Obama administration and Christian clerics who follow their lead. The virtue gone mad is compassion. What Chesterton probably had in mind when he wrote about “mad” virtues was Aristotle’s doctrine of the mean (which was later adopted by Aquinas). According...
  • Editorial: Prioritizing fighting terrorism over climate change is a no-win scenario

    11/29/2015 2:21:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 29, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    The start of the Paris climate summit on Monday should be a moment of glory for President Obama. His administration has instituted the country's first serious action against climate change by requiring dirty coal plants to drastically lower emissions. He played a key role in China's dramatic attitude shift on climate. His rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline prompted a change of heart in the Canadian province where the tar sands that produce the oil are located; the premier of Alberta has announced that the province will cap greenhouse gas emissions from the tar sands and place new emphasis on...
  • This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University! (Obligatory - needs to be posted here.)

    11/29/2015 2:19:57 PM PST · by jocon307 · 11 replies
    This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt "victimized" by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13. It appears that this young scholar felt offended because a homily on love made him feel bad for not showing love! In his mind, the speaker was wrong for making him, and his peers, feel uncomfortable. I'm not making this up. Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic! Any time their feelings are hurt, they are the victims! Anyone who dares challenge them...
  • Islam Conversion in U.S. Prisons

    11/29/2015 2:16:09 PM PST · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 27 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | December, 2010 | J. Michael Waller
    In addition to immigration, the state, federal and local prisons of the United States may be a contributor to the growth of Islam in the United States. J. Michael Waller claims that Muslim inmates comprise 17-20% of the prison population in New York, or roughly 350,000 inmates in 2003. He also claims that 80% of the prisoners who "find faith" while in prison convert to Islam.[1] These converted inmates are mostly African American, with a small but growing Hispanic minority.[2] Waller also asserts that many converts are radicalized by outside Islamist groups linked to terrorism, but other experts suggest that...
  • Year after death, Michael Brown lies in relative obscurity

    11/29/2015 2:07:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 29, 2015 | Jim Suhr, The Associated Press
    NORMANDY, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown once told an uncle that the world would know his name one day, and he was right. Fifteen months after the black 18-year-old's killing by a white Ferguson police officer made him a key figure in the debate over the treatment of blacks by U.S. law enforcement, though, Brown lies buried in relative obscurity. Brown is among the most notable residents of 160-year-old St. Peter's Cemetery, but there is no headstone marking his grave. Instead the burial plot — Section 10, Block F, Lot 12, Grave 4 — is visible only when gazing down...
  • Christmas Giving: 10 ways to transform your Christmas

    11/29/2015 2:01:26 PM PST · by FourPeas · 7 replies
    Pastor Joe McKeever's Blog ^ | 28 Nov 2015 | Joe McKeever
    Those of us who love the Christmas season -- I plead guilty! -- often are in the market for ways to make it more meaningful. I polled some friends and would like to share some of the results. Give more. Give yourself. Give the unexpected. Give ten times as much as they expect. Give more than ever before. Shop less. Buy fewer. Spend less. Stress less. Quit giving to the adults; give only to the children. Give no more than 3 presents per child. Emphasize the personal aspect. Write more notes. If you send Christmas cards, write personal notes on...
  • Will Peter Refuse to Eat with the Gentiles Again? [Catholic Caucus]

    11/29/2015 1:56:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | November 26, 2015 | Michael Lofton
    The Church is currently awaiting the 'official' decision of Pope Francis on the Kasper Proposal (a proposal allowing obstinate adulterers to receive Holy Communion). In anticipation of his decision, there is a point from the Book of Galatians that I believe should be considered. In the Book of Galatians, we read about the Apostle Paul who rebuked the Apostle Peter for his hypocrisy, saying: “When Cephas [Peter] came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began...
  • Living Unselfishly (from the book "Strength for Today")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/29/2015 1:55:43 PM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Making the most of your time, because the days are evil" (Ephesians 5:16). Time will tell whether you're unselfish or selfish. In 1842 Robert Murray M'Cheyne, pastor of St. Peter's Church in Dundee, Scotland, wrote a pastoral letter to an individual who was an unbeliever. The following is an excerpt from his letter: I was reading this morning (Luke ii. 29), what old Simeon said when he got the child Jesus into his arms: "Now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy word: for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation." If you get a firm hold of...
  • Suspected burglar stuck in Huron home’s chimney dies after residents light fire

    11/29/2015 1:55:29 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 99 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | November 28, 2015 | Rory Appleton
    A man who apparently got stuck in the chimney of a Huron home during a botched burglary attempt died Saturday after the homeowners lit a fire in the fireplace, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said.
  • Conquering in Conflict (from the book "Drawing Near")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/29/2015 1:51:44 PM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been encircled for seven days" (Heb. 11:30). Faith is the key to spiritual conquest. Forty years had lapsed since the Israelites refused to enter the Promised Land. That unbelieving generation had perished in the wilderness. Now Joshua was leading a new generation into the land. The first obstacle they faced was Jericho-a well-fortified city that was near the mouth of the Jordan River. Some city walls of that day were wide enough at the top to allow two chariots to ride side-by-side. That was probably true of Jericho because...
  • Trump to Chuck Todd on 9/11 Claim: “Take it Easy, Chuck. I’m Not Taking it Back”

    11/29/2015 1:46:06 PM PST · by SMGFan · 68 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | November 29, 2015
    Donald Trump told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd on Sunday he was not taking back his comments that American Muslims in New Jersey were cheering after September 11, 2001. Todd repeatedly grilled Trump for saying last week “thousands and thousands” of Muslims in Jersey City, NJ, celebrated the World Trade Center attack. In fact, Todd spent more than half of the interview questioning and even rejecting Trump’s claim. “You demand and you’ve demanded of me pinpoint accuracy when I report on things about you, including, for instance, your net worth,” Todd said in his very first question of the...
  • Robert Dear, Suspect in Colorado Killings, ‘Preferred to Be Left Alone’

    11/29/2015 1:45:21 PM PST · by familyop · 24 replies
    He seemed to have a separate life online. An online personals ad seeking women in North Carolina interested in bondage and sadomasochistic sex showed a picture that appeared to be Mr. Dear and used an online pseudonym associated with him. The same user also appeared to have turned to online message boards to seek companions in the Asheville area with whom he could smoke marijuana. On Cannabis.com, the writer said in December 2005: "AIDS, hurricanes, we are in the end times."
  • The Affirmative Action Education Bubble Behind the Campus Protests

    11/29/2015 1:41:26 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 31 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 11/27/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget the housing bubble, the education bubble is about to burst. Student loan debt is at $1.2 trillion. College enrollment increased under Obama, but graduation rates fell. Barely half the students who enrolled in 2009 graduated. And some of the biggest casualties were black students. Only a third of black male college students graduate. Among black women, it’s 44%. And the college graduation gap between white and black students has continued to increase under Obama. 71% of black high school graduates have enrolled in college compared to only 67% of white high school graduates. But that just means more black...
  • Intelligence chairman: Obama's ISIS 'containment' comment a 'joke'

    11/29/2015 1:37:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/15 | Jonathan Swan
    President Obama's assertion that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been contained is a "joke", says the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. "It's proven that ISIS is in 30 different countries... they've got a reach that goes throughout Europe and North America," said Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on the 'Fox News Sunday' program. "So to talk about containment is really a joke," he added. "We've got to stop talking about containment. We've got to talk about elimination of the terrorist threat." ISIS may be geographically contained in Syria and Iraq, but "their efforts around the world to...