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  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 17 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/17/2018 12:08:34 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 17 (NKJV) The LORD Tests Hearts 01 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, 00 Than a house full of feasting with strife. 02 A wise servant will rule over a son who causes shame, 00 And will share an inheritance among the brothers. 03 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, 00 But the LORD tests the hearts. 04 An evildoer gives heed to false lips; 00 A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue. 05 He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker; 00 He who is glad at calamity will not...
  • Senate To Break Record For Judges

    07/16/2018 10:55:32 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 7 replies
    OANN ^ | 07-16-2018
    Senate Republicans are on pace to break the record for the most appellate court judges confirmed during the president’s first two years. Majority leader Mitch McConnell has Senate votes planned for two circuit court nominations this week. There’s Andrew Oldham for the 5th Circuit and Ryan Bounds for the 9th Circuit.
  • At Franco's tomb, protesters rally against moving his body

    07/16/2018 10:52:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 16 July 2018 08:54 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    At least 1,000 people gathered at the grandiose tomb of the late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco on Sunday to protest against Madrid’s plans to move his body, an AFP photographer said. Franco, who ruled Spain from 1939 to 1975 when he died, is buried in a valley just outside Madrid in an imposing basilica carved into a mountain face with a 150-meter (490-feet) cross towering over it. Known as the Valle de los Caidos (Valley of the Fallen), it is a deeply divisive symbol of a past that Spain still finds difficult to digest. By late morning, a long line...
  • Spanish bid for gender neutral constitution sparks row

    07/16/2018 10:35:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 16 July 2018 15:19 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Spain’s Socialist government is seeking to erase gender bias in the constitution but the head of the Royal Spanish Academy, the custodian of the language, on Monday said the plan was unworkable. Last week, Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo asked the Academy to study updating the 1978 constitution with “inclusive” language. “We have a constitution in the masculine which dates back to 40 years ago,” she said, noting that it referred to “ministers and deputies” with the male form of the noun. The traditional Spanish use of male pronouns and noun forms to refer to both genders collectively has raised...
  • Man caught filming women in bikinis at Dongmak Beach

    07/16/2018 10:29:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | July 17, 2018 | Catherine Chung
    A man in his 40s was caught secretly filming women in bikinis by an officer on patrol duty at a beach in Ganghwa-gun, Incheon, police said Tuesday. According to Incheon authorities, the 44-year-old was booked without physical detention for violating the Criminal Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment of Sexual Crimes. The man is accused of secretly filming two women at Dongmak Beach using his smartphone around 1:40 p.m. Sunday. During interrogation, he admitted to using a silent camera app to film the victims without being noticed, according to reports. Police said they found some 60 snapshots and two...
  • I respectfully disagree

    07/16/2018 10:26:53 PM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    Catholic Times ^ | 7/8/18 | Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield, Illinois
    My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: The United States Supreme Court on June 27 decided that public sector employees can no longer be required to pay mandatory fees to support unions to which they do not wish to belong. This landmark case, Janus v. AFSCME, involved Mark Janus, a child support specialist at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services in Springfield, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a public-sector union. Janus refused to join the union because he opposes many of its positions, including those taken in collective bargaining. Despite his opposition, for...
  • Trump baby blimp set to follow president around US

    07/16/2018 9:56:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    SBS News ^ | July 17, 2018
    The now-famous Trump baby blimp, which flew above protests across the UK as a defiant symbol against Donald Trump last week, could soon be on its way to the US. A GoFundMe page to get the inflatable baby Trump – complete with bright orange skin and a nappy – stateside has raised more than $10,000 in just three days. Activist Didier Jiminez-Castro set up the GoFundMe page to raise $4,500 to get the 20-foot blimp to Bedminster, New Jersey, where Mr Trump often golfs. He said he was blown away by the support and was now planning for it to...
  • Trump Says "Prisoner Obama" on Fox News-Is it just me that hears this?

    Note Trumps' words at the 4 second mark!!!! Am I hearing wrong??
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-17-18

    07/16/2018 9:23:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-17-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 17, 2018 Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 7:1-9 In the days of Ahaz, king of Judah, son of Jotham, son of Uzziah,Rezin, king of Aram,and Pekah, king of Israel, son of Remaliah,went up to attack Jerusalem,but they were not able to conquer it.When word came to the house of David that Aramwas encamped in Ephraim,the heart of the king and the heart of the people trembled,as the trees of the forest tremble in the wind. Then the LORD said to Isaiah: Go out to meet Ahaz,you and your son Shear-jashub,at the end...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Alexius, Confessor (Gueranger)

    07/16/2018 9:11:44 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Semidouble ALTHOUGH WE ARE NOT commanded to follow the Saints to the extremities where their heroic virtue leads them, nevertheless, from their inaccessible heights, they still guide us along the easier paths of the plain. As the eagle upon the orb of day, they fixed their unflinching gaze upon the Sun of Justice; and, irresistibly attracted by his divine splendor, they poised their flight far above the cloudy region where we are glad to screen our feeble eyes. But however varied be the degrees of brightness for them and for us, the light itself is unchangeable, provided that,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Novena in Honor of Saint Anne

    07/16/2018 9:11:41 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1910 | Raccolta
    NOVENA IN HONOR OF SAINT ANNE(Beginning July 17) OPENING PRAYER     WITH DEEP AND HEARTFELT veneration I prostrate myself before thee, O glorious St Anne. Thou art that creation of privilege and predilection, who through thy extraordinary virtues and sanctity wast worthy to receive from God the supreme grace of giving life to the treasure-house of all graces, blessed among women, Mother of the Word Incarnate, the most holy Virgin Mary. Deign, therefore, O most compassionate saint, for the sake of this lofty privilege, to receive me into the number of thy true followers, for such I protest I am...
  • Protests continue after body cam video released of South Shore police shooting

    07/16/2018 9:08:16 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 41 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 07/15/18 | Jessica D'Onofrio, Michelle Gallardo, Leah Hope and Liz Nagy
    Hundreds of protesters turned out again Monday, taking over the same block of 71st Street where police shot and killed a man in the South Shore neighborhood on Saturday. The protests continued after police made the unprecedented decision to release body-camera video of the incident, less than 24 hours after it happened. It's been two days since 37-year-old Harith Augustus was shot and killed during a confrontation with Chicago police officers. An independent investigation into the shooting is underway, but several groups say they don't trust it. "I think that Mr. Augustus' constitutional rights were violated," said Maxwell Little, South...
  • Scientists Have Discovered The Earliest Evidence of Bread, And It's Much Older Than We Expected

    07/16/2018 9:01:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The people who built the ancient structure, members of what's called the Natufian culture, struggled in a "hostile environment to gain more energy from their food," said Ehud Weiss, an archaeobotanist at Bar-Ilan University in Israel who was not involved with the study. Archaeologists found the bread remains in sediment samples at a site named Shubayqa 1 in Jordan. The structure was oval with a fireplace in the center, and its builders carefully laid stones into the ground. Arranz Otaegui said she did not know whether the building was a dwelling or had other, perhaps ceremonial, purposes. Sifting through the...
  • Left vs. Right (US) [interesting graphic]

    07/16/2018 8:50:08 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 31 replies
    information is beautiful ^ | December 2011 | David McCandless & Stefanie Posavec
    This graphic shows left & right, liberal vs conservative, blue vs red, from a US perspective.
  • Trump calls off Cold War II

    07/16/2018 8:44:21 PM PDT · by Mariner · 52 replies
    Worldnetdaily ^ | July 16th, 2018 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have “never been worse.” He then added pointedly, that just changed “about four hours ago.” It certainly did. With his remarks in Helsinki and at the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump has signaled a historic shift in U.S. foreign policy that may determine the future of this nation and the fate of his presidency. He has rejected the fundamental premises of American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War and blamed our wretched relations with Russia not on Vladimir Putin, but squarely...
  • Showtime says Sacha Baron Cohen did not dress as 'disabled veteran'

    07/16/2018 8:41:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/16/18 | Max Greenwood
    Showtime and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen rebuffed former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's claim that she was "duped" into a prank interview for the British actor's new series. The network said in a statement on Monday that Baron Cohen conducted the interview for his new show "Who is America?" dressed as one of his new characters, Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., Ph.D. But contrary to Palin's claim that the character was intended to be a disabled vet, Showtime said that the show's premiere on Sunday proved that wasn't the case. "There has been widespread misinformation over the past week about...
  • Dialogue or Disassociation: What to Do with Heretics and Public Sinners in the Church

    07/16/2018 8:36:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 16, 2018 | Eric Sammons
    The watchword of the day is “dialogue.” Invoked by Church leaders like an Eastern mystical mantra, dialogue is the solution to every problem. Pro-abortion politicians claiming to be good Catholics? We need dialogue. Priests promoting same-sex relationships? We need dialogue. Millions of Catholics leaving the Church in droves? We need dialogue. No matter the issue, dialogue will make the world sing in perfect harmony.But dialogue is not always the answer. Sometimes, in fact, the Church has embraced the opposite of dialogue – disassociation – as the proper means to address certain issues. Consider the problem of heretics and public sinners...
  • Did the Human Hand Evolve as a Lean Mean Bone-Smashing Machine?

    07/16/2018 8:36:27 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 19 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 07/13/18 | Meilan Solly
    Scientists have long linked the evolution of the human hand—unique for its lengthy opposable thumbs and dexterous fingers—to the rise of stone tools some 2.6 million years ago. These instruments, from primitive chunks of rock used as makeshift hammers to sharp stone flakes created by striking one stone against another and even small handaxes, are typically attributed to Homo habilis, an ancient human species nicknamed “handy man” in honor of its theorized role as the first toolmaker. Early hominins practiced an array of tool-related activities, including hunting, foraging and cooking. But according to a new study from researchers at Chatham...
  • GOP Volunteers Kicked Out Of Uber As Driver Says ‘Welcome To The Resistance’

    07/16/2018 8:31:01 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/15/18 | Julia Cohen
    Six Republican campaign volunteers say they were kicked out of an Uber on Saturday as their driver told them “welcome to the resistance.” The six volunteers were told halfway to their destination in Raleigh, North Carolina, to exit the vehicle at a gas station because the driver “had the right to deny [them] service,” Mary Russell, one of the riders in the Uber, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The six riders exited the car and were told, “Welcome to the resistance,” as the driver drove away. “It was clear based on our mild conservative political talk that the driver...
  • Ann Coulter: Media, GOP, Democrat Reaction to Trump-Putin Summit ‘Exactly Like Muslim Ban’ Hysteria

    07/16/2018 8:23:28 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 16, 2018 | John Binder
    New York Times best-selling author and populist conservative columnist Ann Coulter says the establishment media, Republican Party, and Democrat reaction to President Donald Trump’s historic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin is “exactly like” the hysteria that followed the president’s call for a travel ban from a handful of Muslim-majority countries. In an interview with talk radio host Howie Carr, Coulter said the establishment media and both political parties are reaching a level of outrage that has not been seen since Trump’s announcement in 2015 that he would implement an immigration ban from a handful of countries with Islamic terrorism...