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  • [Catholic Caucus] Pondering the Great Reversal Announced in Scripture

    04/16/2018 8:12:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-15-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Pondering the Great Reversal Announced in Scripture Msgr. Charles Pope • April 15, 2018 • One of the strong traditions of Scripture is of the great reversal that will one day come for many. I have often been sobered by it when I consider how blessed I have been in this life. I have also been consoled by it when I struggle to understand why some people in this world seem to suffer so much more that I do, or others do.Life seems a very uneven proposition if we only look at this side of the equation. Only God...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Curious Absence in Gaudete et Exsultate

    04/16/2018 8:11:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | April 15, 2018 | Alan L. Anderson
    Much has been and will be written about the Holy Fathers latest teaching in his Apostolic Exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate. Some have latched onto it as an opportunity to bash their perceived opponents in the Church. One writer felt compelled to rush a tweet gleefully proclaiming certain passages as taking aim at particular Catholics with whom the well-known tweeter obviously has problems. Others have used the words of the exhortation to support their pet political agendas. Witness the headlines of major news organizations, which quickly latched on to the seeming moral equivalency posited by His Holiness between opposition for abortion...
  • Loretta Lynch torches James Comey for throwing her under the bus over Hillary probe

    04/16/2018 8:07:07 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 58 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 16, 2018 | Samantha Chang
    Theres no honor among thieves. Just ask former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who threw ex-FBI director James Comey under the bus for suggesting that partisan bias induced her to take it easy on the Hillary Clinton email investigation. I have known James Comey almost 30 years, Lynch retorted in a statement Sunday (see tweet below). If he had any concerns regarding the email investigation, classified or not, he had ample opportunities to raise them with me both privately and in meetings. He never did. Lynch continued: I have never hesitated to make the hard decisions, guided by the Department...
  • The Science Is Settled: Carbs Are Causing Global Warming

    04/16/2018 7:51:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 40 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-16-18 | MOTUS
    Science writer Gary Taubes has a knack for subverting conventional wisdom. Sixteen years ago, he published a groundbreaking feature article in The New York Times Magazine arguing that decades' worth of government-approved nutritional advice was flat-out wrong, ideologically motivated, and contributing to rising rates of obesity and diabetes. Traditional dieting guidance attacking fatty food and praising carbohydrates, he wrote, was based on "a big fat lie." The Man Who Hated Carbs Before It Was Cool Of course Dr. Atkins had been saying essentially the same thing for 30 years before Taubes wrote his article for the NYT. But...
  • Lawnmower and small gasoline engine advice and tips needed

    04/16/2018 7:50:15 AM PDT · by dennisw · 174 replies
    self | 4 16 2018 | self
    I want to keep this new Troy Bilt lawnmower running great. It is the TB230 with 163cc* Briggs & Stratton 725EXi Series engine questions are: Do you use synthetic oil? What brand and what weigh?Or do you use regular oil? What brand? What weight?Both of the above are climate dependent You will use different oil if you live in New Mexico compared to MinnesotaHow often do you change your lawnmower oil?-Is it OK to use 94 octane premium gasoline right from the beginning? As soon as I start using this new lawnmower?Will using 94 octane gasoline stress out the...

    04/16/2018 7:48:22 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 16 Apr 2018
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trumps job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove.
  • The New Yorker Publishes Hate Piece Against Chick-fil-As Christian Ethos

    04/16/2018 7:47:47 AM PDT · by fwdude · 50 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 15, 2018 | Nicole Russell
    Subtitle: Liberals cant stand the success of a Christian-run company selling folks fried chicken sandwiches successfully with a smile. Last month, Chick-fil-A opened its fourth franchise in Manhattan. Even though customers seem thrilled and the company appears to be thriving, some on the Left arent happy. On Friday, the New Yorker published a story with a headline only they could love: Chick-fil-As Creepy Infiltration of New York City. Not to be outdone, they tweeted an even worse headline, pulled directly from the article.

    04/16/2018 7:46:37 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 43 replies
    My idea was to award every newborn with a $1k deposit in the S & P 500-no withdrawals until age 59. The Wall Street Journal(via Real Clear Politics) has a better one. A $5k low interest loan payable in 50 years. Invest in worldwide index funds. Limited withdrawals only for college. It's called skin in the game. Even Chuckie Shumer is mentioned positively.
  • WaPo: Dems Midterm Lead Still Slipping Away

    04/16/2018 7:43:10 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 16 Apr 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Will Democrats ride a blue wave in November, or just get the blues? Assumptions have run high that Nancy Pelosi & Co will have both history and an unpopular president on their side, generating enough momentum to swamp out Republicans and reclaim control of the House. Paul Ryans retirement, and more than two dozen others in the House Republican caucus, seems to indicate an acknowledgment of a coming Democratic tsunami. Dont tell American voters that, however. A new poll from ABC and the Washington Post puts the two parties close to a virtual dead head in the generic congressional...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/16/18)[Prayer]

    04/16/2018 7:33:06 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/16/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Shared Meal 
 (Old Testament) Genesis 25 Jacob and Esau 19 This is the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac, 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram[c] and sister of Laban the Aramean. 21 Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 22 The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to...
  • Chemical Warfare Beyond Syria

    04/16/2018 7:32:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/16/18 | Jim O'Neill
    The attack on Syrias chemical weapon facilities was not merely aimed at Syria it was also a message aimed at any nation/entity that might be considering the use of chemical weapons It says something very profound about the horrors of chemical warfare that even given the inherent insanity of war the use of gas is universally considered beyond the pale. The civilized nations of the world agree chemical warfare is anathema, no exceptions. Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and namesake of the famous Nobel Prize, thought that the use of dynamite in war would be so catastrophic that...
  • Pakistan: Muslims open fire on Christians leaving Sunday worship, two dead, five injured

    04/16/2018 7:28:32 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 15, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    If Christians had opened fire on Muslims leaving a mosque, which they would, of course, never do, there would be insistent and ongoing international coverage. But no one will take any particular note of this. Its just another day in Pakistan. At least 2 dead, 5 injured in attack on Christian community near church in Quetta, by Syed Ali Shah, Dawn, April 15, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): At least two members of the Christian community were killed and five others injured in a firing incident near a church in Quetta, DawnNewsTV reported. DIG Quetta Abdur Razzaq Cheema...
  • Acts of the Apostles, Ch. 22

    04/16/2018 7:25:53 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 2 replies
    1 Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you. 2 (And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,) 3 I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day. 4 And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and...
  • James Comey Admits Wife, Four Daughters All Voted, Rallied for Hillary Clinton

    04/16/2018 7:20:38 AM PDT · by Godebert · 79 replies
    The Liberty Daily ^ | 4/15/2018 | The Liberty Daily
    Link to Video: VIDEO: James Comey Admits Wife, Four Daughters All Voted, Rallied for Hillary Clinton

    04/16/2018 7:14:32 AM PDT · by NRx · 31 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | April 16, 1912 | NY Tribune
    SURVIVORS EIGHT HOURS IN BOATS- CROWDS BESIEGE WHITE STAR OFFICE- Wireless From Olympic's Captain Gives News and Weeping Women gather at White Star Offices to Learn Fate of Relatives- Vincent Astor Seeks News- On Early Bulletin Two of Straus Family Started for Halifax to Meet Mr. And Mrs. Isidor Straus. Line Officials Only Able to Tell Inquirers That but 675 of 2200 Were Saved- No Word From Virginian or Parisian Which Vice-President Franklin Hopes Saved Others- Disaster Greatest in History if Hope is Unfounded- Captain Believed to Have Gone Down at His Post of Duty
  • Time for Action to Stop Syrian Chemical Weapons Attacks

    04/16/2018 7:01:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/16/18 | Joseph Klein
    Will take no lessonsin international law from Russia. Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, delivered a blunt message at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council Saturday. The meeting was convened at Russias request to discuss military strikes conducted by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France against key facilities supporting the Syrian regimes chemical weapons program. It was the fifth meeting of the Security Council last week regarding the reported chemical attack by the Syrian regime on the Damascus suburb of Douma on April 7th. All of the meetings were filled with hot rhetoric but...
  • I think shell bolt.: Outspoken feminist icon Germaine Greer predicts doom for Meghan [tr]

    04/16/2018 7:00:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 16, 2018 | Hannah Moore
    Feminist author Germaine Greer has shared her bleak prediction for the upcoming royal wedding, claiming Meghan Markle will 'bolt' from her marriage to Prince Harry out of boredom. Speaking to 60 Minutes, the outspoken activist slammed the Suits actress, implying she was marrying for money and status, but had given up too much of herself for the relationship to work. Ms Greer said the monotony of royal life would likely set in, as would the rigid and demanding nature of her new life. 'She will see vistas of boredom that are unbelievable,' Ms Greer said.
  • Robots could cause millions of job losses and lead to the rise of COMMUNISM, warns Governor of [tr]

    04/16/2018 6:57:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April; 16, 2018 | Phoebe Weston
    The Governor of the Bank of England has warned that the rise of robots in the workplace could cause a revival in Communism and 19th-century wage stagnation. Mark Carney, 53, said automation of millions of jobs would result in more support of Communist ideas within a generation. 'Marx and Engels may again become relevant' if mechanisation forces down pay and raises inequality, he warned. To alleviate the damage, Carney suggested workers should train for jobs that require higher emotional intelligence, for example in care and leisure.
  • Supreme Court hears case on online sales tax

    04/16/2018 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 125 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 16, 2018
    Sales Tax: $0. Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click "purchase." But a case before the Supreme Court could change that. At issue is a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases: If a business is shipping to a state where it doesn't have an office, warehouse or other physical presence, it doesn't have to collect the state's sales tax. That means large retailers such as Apple, Macy's, Target and Walmart, which have brick-and-mortar stores nationwide, generally collect sales tax from customers who buy from them online. But other online sellers,...
  • Tariffs First, Farm Subsidies Later?

    04/16/2018 6:52:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 13, 2018
    The Obama Administration tried to put the coal industry out of business, and in the 2016 presidential campaign Hillary Clinton proposed subsidies to ease the financial pain government had created. The question is why President Trump would adopt this economic method with an idea to increase subsidies to farmers hurt by the Trump tariffs. Mr. Trump has been getting an earful about the damage that his tariffs-first trade policy might do to U.S. farmers if countries like China retaliate. But instead of dropping the tariffs, Mr. Trump and some of his advisers are floating the idea of increasing farm subsidies...