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  • How Did Uranus Get its Name?

    03/20/2017 5:03:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 20 Mar , 2017 | Fraser Cain
    Consider the discovery of Uranus. While this planet had been viewed on many occasions by astronomers in the past, it was only with the birth of modern astronomy that its true nature came to be understood. And with William Herschel‘s discovery in the 18th century, the planet would come to be officially named and added to the list of known Solar Planets. The first recorded instance of Uranus being spotted in the night sky is believed to date back to the 2nd century [sic] BCE. At this time, Hipparchos – the Greek astronomer, mathematician and founder of trigonometry – apparently...
  • Federal surveys trim LGBT questions, alarming advocates

    03/20/2017 5:00:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 4:57 PM EDT | Matt Sedensky
    LGBT advocates are questioning the Trump administration’s quiet deletion of questions on sexuality from two federal surveys. Combined with the withdrawal of another planned survey evaluating the effectiveness of a homelessness project for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, the moves have alarmed watchdogs who worry they may point to a manipulation of government data collection to serve the ideology of a government they view as hostile to their causes. “In an age when LGBT rights are such a part of the national discussion, the Trump administration is choosing to not only ignore us but erase us from the discussion,”...
  • Newly Declassified Documents Show that CIA Worked Closely with Owners and Journalists ...

    03/20/2017 4:59:05 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Feb 28, 2017 | George Washington
    Newly-declassified documents show that a senior CIA agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence worked closely with the owners and journalists of many of the largest media outlets:
  • DHS releases names of local jails that won't hold immigrants

    03/20/2017 4:58:55 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    SF Gate ^ | March 20, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don't cooperate with immigration authorities. It's putting the spotlight on Travis County, Texas, home of liberal Austin. The administration released a list of 206 cases of immigrants released from custody despite requests from federal agents to keep them locked up. Roughly two-thirds were from Travis County.
  • Archdiocese website suggests ‘do not commit adultery’ doesn’t ban sexual sin [Catholic Caucus]

    03/20/2017 4:48:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Is the Catholic Church’s traditional sexual morality too rigid? Cardinal Christoph Schönborn’s flock is certainly being led to think so. In December, the website of the Archdiocese of Vienna led by Schönborn published a new presentation of the Ten Commandments. It included a commentary on the Sixth Commandment, “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” that could be interpreted to justify everything from masturbation to pornography and prostitution. The article concludes — openly invoking Pope Francis’ solicitude for sinners — that refusing communion to the divorced and remarried “seems very questionable from a theological point of view.” Says the article on the...
  • Democrats still haven’t faced their God problem

    03/20/2017 4:45:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 15, 2017 | Salena Zito
    PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic Party has a God problem. And over the last couple of decades, as its base became more educated, less religious and more urban, this problem has only grown. Some of this has to do with lower church attendance in cities versus rural areas, and the Democratic Party’s increasing reliance on urban voters. Some of it is the divisiveness of social or cultural issues like abortion and gay marriage. And the divide has seemingly sapped Democrats’ ability to communicate to religious Americans. Especially if those people of faith are white, according to Brad Chism, a longtime and...
  • Feud Between McCain & Paul Escalates [semi-satire]

    03/20/2017 4:44:21 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    This week Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) questioned Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ken) loyalties after Paul voted not to extend NATO military support to Montenegro. In turn, Paul questioned McCain’s judgment. As McCain reasoned, Paul’s refusal to extend the United States’ guarantee to defend Montenegro from potential Russian aggression was “doing Putin’s bidding.” As Paul sees it, though, “the United States is already overextended in terms of its military deployments around the world and it would be foolish to add to that.” “Inasmuch as Sen. McCain has been an avid advocate of arming every Islamic ‘freedom fighter’ in the Middle East, including...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Salvator of Horta, 03-20-17

    03/20/2017 4:43:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 03-20-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: The blessed Salvator à Horta of the Franciscan order | Etching | Wellcome Images Saint Salvator of Horta Saint of the Day for March 20 (1520 – March 18, 1567)  Saint Salvator of Horta’s Story A reputation for holiness does have some drawbacks. Public recognition can be a nuisance at times—as the confreres of Salvator found out.Salvator was born during Spain’s Golden Age. Art, politics, and wealth were flourishing. So was religion. Ignatius of Loyola founded the Society of Jesus in 1540.Salvator’s parents were poor. At the age of 21, he entered the Franciscans...
  • Vanity post

    03/20/2017 4:42:59 PM PDT · by freeonefrom · 16 replies
    Question: Is the Obama administration in allowing the different agencies to disseminated information on an individual, is that breaking the law.
  • LIVE RIGHT NOW - Trump MAGA Rally in Louisville, Kentucky

    03/20/2017 4:39:06 PM PDT · by gaijin · 28 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | March 20, 2017 | me
    President Donald J. Trump is holding a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. Currently the indoor crowd is numbering 15,500 people. Right Side Broadcasting Network is on hand at the rally with 14,000 watching live online at time of initial thread start. Anti-Trump protesters are now estimated as between 0-2. The future of US medical care is formally the focus of the Rally, though recent intel and legal developments today assure the scope of the speech and rally will be very wide-ranging: In sworn testimony today before the House Intelligence Committee FBI Director James...
  • Latest Snowflake Outrage: Wonder Woman Has No Armpit Hair

    03/20/2017 4:36:37 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 84 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/20/17 | Tom Knighton
    You can't do anything these days without getting the progressives all bent out of shape. You can't even make a movie about an Amazonian warrior princess who can hold her own with the likes of Superman and Batman without wounding the feelings of a modern feminist, because something about that warrior princess will still not be "progressive" enough. For example: Wonder Woman has shaved her armpits, and THAT IS NOT OK: Twitter exploded at the revelation, claiming women of the fictional matriarchy Themyscira would probably not shave their armpits. Some speculated that Gadot’s armpits were photoshopped to show a sheen,...
  • Archbishop Paglia: Please resign as head of the Vatican's Academy for Life! [Catholic Caucus]

    03/20/2017 4:36:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 16, 2017 | several
    This petition has been created and sponsored by a coalition of Italian pro-life and pro-family groups. BACKGROUND Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the new head of the Pontifical Academy for Life recently gave remarks expressing unqualified admiration for longtime friend Marco Pannella, one of Italy’s most radical proponents of the culture of death. Speaking about the Italian Radical Party founder, Paglia stated that he was "a man of great spirituality" and that his death was “a great loss, not only for the people of the Radical Party, but also for our country,” among many other glowing statements. Pannella spent his life fighting...
  • The Russians Had Nothing to Do with the Voting

    03/20/2017 4:32:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    So the FBI director James Comey going on and on and on and on and on about the Russians undermining faith in our elections, that that’s what the Russians want to do. It may be so. I can remember when Teddy Kennedy worked with the Soviets to undermine the 1984 Reagan campaign. Now, you might think that’s not relevant, that’s so long ago and it’s not the same Russia as the Russia we’re talking about today, but it’s highly relevant, folks, because the Democrats have not changed who they are. Barack Obama in open microphone gaffe with Dmitry Medvedev You...
  • Pope admits Catholic priests took part in Rwandan genocide and begs forgiveness over church's role

    03/20/2017 4:31:10 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    Daily Record ^ | Monday, March 20, 2017 | Record Reporter
    The Pontiff acknowledges that members of the clergy "succumbed to hatred and violence" as Rwandan government accuses Church of still protecting the guilty. Caption -- Pope Francis has apologised for the Catholic Church's role in the Rwandan genocide (Photo: Getty) Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness for the "sins and failings of the Church" during Rwanda's 1994 genocide, saying he hoped his apology would help heal the African state's wounds. But Rwanda's government indicated it felt the apology did not go far enough, saying the local Church was still complicit in protecting the perpetrators of the genocide. At a meeting...
  • Iowa mosque gets threatening note calling Muslims 'vile'

    03/20/2017 4:26:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 5:54 PM EDT
    FBI agents have met with leaders of an Iowa mosque about a threatening note it received in the mail. Dr. Samir Shams, the president of the Islamic Center of Des Moines, says he found the handwritten note Sunday morning. It said Muslims were a “vile” people and that President Donald Trump would “do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews.” The note was signed only “Americans for a Better Way.” Shams says Muslims must take such notes seriously. …
  • Comey Delivers Political Gut Punch to President Trump

    03/20/2017 4:20:11 PM PDT · by detective · 147 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 20, 2017 | Mark Murray
    At the outset of a pivotal week in Washington, FBI Director James Comey delivered a political gut-punch to President Donald Trump Monday — and the news possibly could get worse for the president in the days and weeks ahead. In sworn testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Comey said there was no evidence to Trump's claims that Barack Obama wiretapped him and Trump Tower, as the current president alleged in a series of tweets earlier this month. And he confirmed that his agency was investigating the 2016 Trump campaign's links with Russia's effort to intervene in the presidential election.
  • Oil Drops as U.S. Drilling Growth Threatens to Counter OPEC Cuts

    03/20/2017 4:19:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 20, 2017 | Mark Shenk
    Oil fell as a U.S. drilling revival undermines the potential for OPEC output curbs to rebalance the market. Futures dropped as much as 1.9 percent in New York. Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on March 16 that the kingdom may extend its cuts if supplies stay above the five-year average. A day later, though, data showed the U.S. rig count growing for a ninth week, and a Libya official said Sunday that the Es Sider and Ras Lanuf ports are preparing to restart oil exports.
  • Texas Workers Rally for Minimum Wage Increase

    03/20/2017 4:19:33 PM PDT · by bgill · 8 replies
    Spectrum News ^ | March 20, 2017 | LeAnn Wallace
    Low wage workers are fighting for Texas to increase its minimum wage, which is currently at $7.25 an hour. However, lawmakers have filed eight bills this session to try to change that, including increasing it to $10, or even $15 an hour. In particular, a group called "Fight for 15" testified before a House panel. The group argued that receiving less than that wage keeps people in poverty..."The economic reality of raising the minimum wage, just a blanket mandate on everyone, unfortunately, it's just not a reality,"
  • Chelsea Clinton to Be Honored for Humanitarian Work

    03/20/2017 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2017 | Nick Bolger
    Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton will be honored by Variety magazine next month for her humanitarian work along with five other women. [Snip] Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, will be celebrated for her work with Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which says its goal is to "reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits." Clinton co-founded the group.
  • David Rockefeller, Banker And Philanthropist, Dies At 101

    03/20/2017 4:09:46 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/20/17 | Chris Isidore and Laura Ly
    David Rockefeller, the famed banker and philanthropist, died Monday at age 101, according to a spokesperson for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Rockefeller served as chairman and CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank, which after a series of mergers is now JPMorgan Chase (JPM). But he was also born into great wealth as a grandson of John D. Rockefeller, who was the founder of the Standard Oil empire and America's first billionaire. According to Forbes, David Rockefeller was worth $3.3 billion at the time of his death, making him the world's oldest billionaire. He died in his sleep Monday morning of congestive...