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  • The Supreme Court Upholds a Grave Violation of the First Amendment

    02/10/2019 7:54:50 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 61 replies
    National Review ^ | February 8th 2018 | David French
    I have no sympathy for Domineque Ray. The man was convicted of raping and murdering a 15-year-old girl, an act so heinous that the death penalty is appropriate and just. But Ray, no matter his crimes, still enjoyed the protections of the United States Constitution. Yet last night the state of Alabama and the Supreme Court failed to respect those protections at the most crucial of moments — they denied him access to an imam at the moment of his death. He could receive solace in the execution chamber from a Christian cleric, but his imam had to watch behind...
  • Dems Have Proven That Trump Is The Adult In The Room

    02/10/2019 7:41:59 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    Victory Girls ^ | 10 Feb 2019 | Toni williams
    How many times have we heard a politician, opinion blatherskite, news reader or random friend say that “so and so leaving” means that there is no longer an adult in the room with President Donald J. Trump. In the last week or so, that has been blown out of the water. We, those of us with common sense, knew it was never true. Dems have proven now that Trump “IS” the adult in the room. Nancy Pelosi was proud of how her charges behaved. And, the left says that Nancy is the adult in the room: Nancy Pelosi Nope. Just...
  • China is unleashing killer robots and stealth drones that carry out targeted airstrikes without ...

    02/10/2019 7:40:51 PM PST · by cba123 · 35 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | February 10, 2019 | Jenny Awford
    China is unleashing killer robots and stealth drones that carry out targeted airstrikes without a human pressing the fire button (Full title) -- CHINA is aggressively unleashing lethal fully autonomous drones that can carry out targeted military strikes, a think tank has warned. The killer drones and pilotless aircraft fitted with AK-47 rifles are being exported to Asia, Africa and combat zones in the Middle East. (Please see link for full article) Apparently they will be ready this year. Keep on buying everything from China. Every single bit, makes China stronger, and stronger, and stronger. For 30 years, this has...
  • Ricky Rebel Wears Pro-Trump Jacket at 2019 GRAMMYs

    02/10/2019 7:37:43 PM PST · by zeestephen · 27 replies
    ET Online ^ | 10 February 2019
    Ricky Rebel is making a statement at the 2019 GRAMMYs. The singer showed up in a white suit with silver embellishments, studded slouchy leather boots and mirrored statement glasses. Rebel surprised the crowd when he turned his jacket inside out to reveal a red-white-and-blue design emblazoned with the words "Keep America Great!," "Trump" and "2020" in support of President Donald Trump.
  • Revelation 6:7-11 (the fourth and fifth seals opened)

    02/10/2019 7:33:45 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 4 replies
    7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. 9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God,...
  • Michelle Obama Stuns With a Surprise Appearance at the Grammys

    02/10/2019 7:18:08 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 91 replies
    Vogue ^ | February 10, 2019
    Alicia Keys may have been hosting the Grammy awards on Sunday night, but it was Michelle Obama who brought the house down: entering from offstage arm in arm with Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Jennifer Lopez, the former first lady joined her compatriots in recounting exactly why music was so important.
  • 100s of Southern Baptist leaders accused of sexual misconduct in bombshell investigation

    02/10/2019 7:14:29 PM PST · by NYer · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | Februar 10, 2019 | Anna Hopkins
    Hundreds of leaders and volunteers within Southern Baptist churches across the nation have been accused of sexual misconduct against young churchgoers for decades - many of them quietly returning to church roles even after being convicted for sex crimes. A bombshell investigation by the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News found that over the last 20 years, about 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced credible accusations of sexual misconduct. Of those, roughly 220 were convicted of sex crimes or received plea deals, in cases involving more than 700 victims in all, the report found. Many accusers were...
  • Endurance: Search for Shackleton's lost ship begins

    02/10/2019 7:03:49 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 Feb 2019 | Jonathan Amos
    The team broke through thick pack ice on Sunday to reach the vessel's last known position in the Weddell Sea. Robotic submersibles will now spend the next few days scouring the ocean floor for the maritime icon. Shackleton and his crew had to abandon Endurance in 1915 when it was crushed by sea ice and sank in 3,000m of water. Shackleton's skipper, Frank Worsely, was a very skilled navigator and used a sextant and chronometer to calculate the precise co-ordinates of the Endurance sinking - 68°39'30.0" South and 52°26'30.0" West.
  • Philadelphia Nurse Nails an Olympic ‘A’ Qualifying Time in the Marathon

    02/10/2019 7:00:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 7, 2019 | Hailey Middlebrook
    No one would have expected a full-time nurse from Philadelphia to keep pace with the elites at one of the top marathons in the country, but that’s just what Samantha Roecker did in December. At the California International Marathon (CIM), which saw 99 women qualify for the Olympic Trials, the top three women finished almost exactly one minute apart. Emma Bates, who recently signed on with Asics, won in 2:28:19. HOKA Northern Arizona Elite’s Stephanie Bruce finished second in 2:29:21. Then Roecker, an unsponsored runner, crossed the Sacramento finish line in 2:30:25. “The race was all a blur,” Roecker, 27,...
  • I’m An Asian Woman Engaged To A White Man And, Honestly, I’m Struggling With That

    02/10/2019 6:56:27 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 240 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 2, 2019 | Tria Chang
    “Oh, God, another Asian girl/white boy couple,” I groan, dropping my fiancé’s hand. He hates it when I do this. So do I, really. I know it’s unkind and self-loathing, but every time I see another couple of our racial makeup, a little part of me sinks. We live in San Francisco, so this dip is as common as the hills. In these moments, I wish we were anything else ― that he were my gay best friend or we were startup co-founders, that he were Asian and I were white, that we were exquisitely ambiguous races, or that I...
  • Trump pokes fun at Klobuchar's climate-change stance as she announces candidacy in snow

    02/10/2019 6:55:32 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10 FEB 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain
    President Trump poked fun at Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sunday for vowing to tackle climate change as she kicked off her 2020 presidential campaign in a snowy, freezing Minneapolis park. "Well, it happened again," Trump wrote on Twitter Sunday evening. "Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!" Klobuchar previously endorsed the so-called "Green New Deal," a massive Democratic legislative program that promises to combat climate change, in...
  • A Deadly Embrace of the Unembraceable

    02/10/2019 6:53:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | February 5, 2019 | Chris Ferrara
    A Deadly Embrace of the Unembraceable Fatima Perspectives #1274 Pope Francis did not invent the epochal folly of “interreligious dialogue,” which requires the Catholic “dialogue partner” to pretend — forever — that God Incarnate did not found the Church he represents and endow it with a divine mission to “teach all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded …” (Matt. 28:19-20)No, the dissolvent nonsense that is “interreligious dialogue” emerged from the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate, which declares —...
  • Brother of Jeff Bezos' girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, slams mogul's team in Enquirer controversy

    02/10/2019 6:48:02 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain and Howard Kurtz
    The brother of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' girlfriend, former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, criticized the tech billionaire's decision to try to preempt the National Enquirer's scoop on their affair. Michael Sanchez told Fox News' "MediaBuzz" Sunday that he had been negotiating with the Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc., to soften a forthcoming story on the couple's extramarital affair when Bezos' longtime security adviser Gavin de Becker "launched World War III against AMI" by advising Bezos to undermine the scoop with what Sanchez called a "misleading" tweet about Bezos' divorce from wife MacKenzie. "Everything that Gavin has advised...
  • Discarded smart lightbulbs reveal your wifi passwords, stored in the clear

    02/10/2019 6:38:37 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 100 replies
    Your smart lightbulb is probably storing your wifi password in the clear, ready to be recovered by wily dumpster-divers; Limited Results discovered the security worst-practice during a teardown of a Lifx bulb; and that's just for starters: the bulbs also store their RSA private key and root passwords in the clear and have no security measures to prevent malicious reflashings of their ROMs with exploits, network probes and other nasties.
  • Northam Calls Slaves ‘Indentured Servants from Africa’

    02/10/2019 6:37:02 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 242 replies
    ntknetwork ^ | 2-10-19 | NTK Staff
    "Just 90 miles from here in 1619, the first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Ole Point Comfort," Northam said Embattled Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam (D-VA), referred to people that came to America as slaves from Africa as “indentured servants from Africa” during an interview with CBS News’ Gayle King on Sunday. Northam sat down with King for his first interview since the Virginian-Pilot published a photo from Northam’s medical school yearbook showing “two men, one in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, on the same page as the governor.” King asked...
  • Chinese Bishop and Priests Released for Lunar New Year

    02/10/2019 6:32:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    UCA News ^ | 2/8/19
    Unwell Bishop Cui Tai allowed to visit sister amid fears he and others will be detained again after festival A bishop and two priests of the underground community of Hebei province in northern China who had been detained last year were able to go home for the Lunar New Year. They were Coadjutor Bishop Cui Tai, Father Su Guipeng and Father Zhao He of Xuanhua Diocese. Bishop Cui had not been seen since mid-April last year and his whereabouts were unknown. A source named John told ucanews.com that the bishop was allowed to go home on Jan. 24 to visit...
  • Patriarch Bartholomew and Greek Prime Minister Meet at Halki Seminary, Say Its Reopening Would..

    02/10/2019 6:25:20 PM PST · by marshmallow
    Archons.com ^ | 2/6/19
    On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met at the Halki Theological School and issued a strong call for the reopening of the School, as His All-Holiness spoke of the “high symbolism” of the presence of the Greek Prime Minister. “We welcome you with joy and exultation in this historic place and thank you for your participation in this meeting,” said His All-Holiness, who attended the Halki Theological School, as he welcomed Tsipras there. Tsipras became the first serving Greek Prime Minister to visit the seminary. The visit fell on the...
  • Re: Long term care insurance

    02/10/2019 6:22:29 PM PST · by Be Careful · 34 replies
    I am starting to look for long term care insurance with little success. Most of the plans seem to be cut from the same cloth....they want your money as long as you are young enough with no pre-existing conditions. Would any of you out there have information to share regarding consumer-friendly plans? Thanks in advance.
  • Pro-Abortion Notre Dame Event Bashes Pro-Lifers

    02/10/2019 6:13:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/8/19 | David Nussman
    Panel of Notre Dame professors ridicule pro-life movement as 'white supremacist'SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A panel of professors at Notre Dame recently promoted abortion and disregarded pro-lifers as racist. On Jan. 22, a showing of the Netflix documentary Overturning Roe was put on by the Notre Dame Gender Studies Department, the St. Mary's College Gender Studies Department and Irish 4 Reproductive Health — a student group that distributes condoms on campus. Accompanying the viewing was a panel discussion by professors — as reported by independent student publication The Irish Rover. During that discussion, professor of Africana studies and political...
  • Supreme Court's ‘10th justice’ favors unusual tactic for Trump cases

    02/10/2019 6:10:00 PM PST · by be-baw · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2019 | Lydia Wheeler
    Over the past year, the federal government’s lead Supreme Court litigator has repeatedly attempted to expedite Trump administration cases by using an unorthodox maneuver, one that legal experts say is rarely successful. Solicitor General Noel Francisco has requested on eight separate occasions, twice in the same case, that justices bypass the regional federal appeals court and instead review the ruling by a lower district court. Those requests, known as petitions for a writ of certiorari before judgment, stemmed from challenges to President Trump’s restrictions on transgender people serving in the military, its decision to wind down the Deferred Action for...