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  • Greens Are Reds - And Republicans need to prove it to voters

    04/24/2014 5:14:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    American Spectator ^ | April 24, 2014 | Stephen Moore
    "......................One wonders whether wealthy liberals even understand that the green diktats they favor [impose] regressive taxes on the poor. Do they care? Environmentalists used to fantasize that their policy mandates would lead to “green jobs” for working men and women, but that bubble popped awfully fast. Just ask the Germans, who are ditching expensive green wind and solar projects as fast as they can to save their flagging economy. The Left’s opposition to domestic energy production in America—and more broadly, a carbon-based industrial economy—offers conservatives and Republicans a once-in-a-generation opportunity to win back the old Reagan Democrat swing voters, perhaps...
  • Bill Bennett's Morning in America

    04/24/2014 5:13:30 AM PDT · by don-o · 2 replies
    Morning in America ^ | April 24, 2014
    Just introduced Lamar! as "the Senator from Arizona."
  • [Uganda] Nodding Disease Victim Sodomized by HIV Positive Man

    04/24/2014 5:12:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Red Pepper ^ | 4/23/2014
    Kitgum police is under the spot for releasing an HIV positive man accused of sodomizing a victim of the nodding disease under unclear circumstances.The suspect has been identified as Michael Olanya, a resident of Awere Village in Okidi Parish in Kitgum district.Luka Nyeko, the Kitgum LC V chairperson claims that Olanya sodomized his 13-year-old victim on April 12th, 2014. The family of the teenager filed a complaint at Okidi Police Post, which picked up the suspect but released him shortly after.Luka says the family of the suspect brought the matter to his attention after Police released the perpetrator on bond....
  • Loyola Marymount Univ. Hires Dean Despite Past Work with Pro-Abortion Organizations

    04/24/2014 5:06:12 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 3 replies
    Catholic Education Daily ^ | April 23, 2014 | Matthew Archbold
    Loyola Marymount University has named Dr. Robbin Crabtree dean of its Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, despite her past consultancy work with a Planned Parenthood-sponsored clinic and her involvement with a pro-abortion rights organization. Crabtree, according to her CV available online, worked on the Advisory Board and Media Relations Committee of Planned Parenthood of Putnam County, Indiana, from 1991 to 1993. The Jesuit University’s Vice President for Mission and Ministry Father Robert Caro, S.J., defended the hiring in an email obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society, describing Crabtree’s consultant work with the abortion giant and her work with a pro-abortion...
  • Harry Reid's Long, Steady Accretion of Power & Wealth

    04/24/2014 5:03:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies
    RCP ^ | 4/24/2014 | Adam O'Neal
    Harry Reid has spent more than 40 years in government, starting as a small city’s attorney and eventually becoming the most powerful senator in the country. He has raised tens of millions of dollars in political contributions, established himself as an institution in Nevada politics along the way, and made himself a very wealthy man. His humble roots -- from growing up in a remote desert town to working six days a week as a Capitol police officer while in law school -- are legend in Washington and Nevada. Reid exhibits the toughness of a once destitute boy who completely...
  • Why Silencing Christians will Continue

    04/24/2014 5:02:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 24, 2013 | Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.
    The number of subjects we cannot talk about in public discourse are rapidly multiplying. The older notion of “free speech” as a search for the truth through reasonable argument is being replaced. We no longer want to hear speech if it “offends” someone’s feelings or self-defined identity. We would rather “just get along” than to have to decide about the truth of any issue or confront the consequences of its violation.We thus have become infinitely “tolerant” of anything but truth itself. Speech is not directed to truth or falsity of an issue but to the “sensitivity” and “compassion” of...
  • The Press Never Calls

    04/24/2014 4:58:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 4-24-14 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    WASHINGTON — My telephone is not ringing off the hook. No intriguing or inquiring emails have arrived on my computer. Yet, on Friday, a document drop from the Clinton Library revealed that years ago, in the 1990s, I was at the very heart of the “vast right-wing conspiracy.” Now here we are almost a week later, and still no journalist, much less a historian, has called to ask me if I really was actively conspiring with the British press, select American newspapers, obscure right-wing political operators and, who knows, possibly foreign powers to create the gossamer of scandal over the...
  • Millionaire Tech CEO filmed in brutal 30-minute attack sentenced to 25 hours community service

    04/24/2014 4:56:50 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/24/2014
    Millionaire Tech CEO filmed hitting and kicking his girlfriend 117 times in brutal 30-minute attack sentenced to 25 hours community service A multi-millionaire tech-entrepreneur, who was once named one of America’s ‘most eligible bachelors’, has avoided jail time despite allegedly beating and kicking his girlfriend 117 times in a 30 minute attack. Gurbaksh Chahal, 31, was charged with 45 felony counts over the incident, which took place in his San Francisco apartment in August last year. Police obtained CCTV which allegedly show Chahal, who ironically describes himself as ‘die hard’, kicking his then-partner in the head multiple times and attempting...
  • Who Needs Laws?

    04/24/2014 4:55:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    In January, I wrote a column called "The United Whims of America," which argued that the trend of politicians ignoring laws with which they disagree was a dangerous development. The central point, more true every day, is we are no longer a nation of laws, but a nation of whims – a people whose laws are in a constant state of flux depending upon who holds various offices. The consequences of this shift from laws to whims, if not reined in, will fundamentally transform the country in ways we cannot predict or allow. The problem of Congress passing and presidents...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/24/14)[Prayer]

    04/24/2014 4:52:20 AM PDT · by left that other site · 1 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/24/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Matthew 24 The Fig Tree New International Version (NIV) 32"Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; 33so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.…
  • Texas Farmer Calls Police to Report a Break-In – When a Deputy Arrived Hours Later...

    04/24/2014 4:46:52 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 14 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    A third generation dairy farmer in Rains County, Texas, is mourning the loss of his best friend and work partner after a deputy shot his dog while responding to a report of a break-in at the residence. The deputy claims the 2-year-old blue heeler, named Candy, charged him, threatening his safety. The dog’s owner, Cole Middleton, says police allowed him to review the dash cam footage of the incident — and he says that’s not what the video shows. Middleton told KDFW-TV that he was on his tractor and Candy was in the bed of his truck when the deputy...
  • Cardinals

    04/24/2014 4:46:14 AM PDT · by Revski · 1 replies
    youtube post ^ | 4-24-2014 | revski
    Backyard, peaceful day. Posting this one again because the first seem to have a problem working. Thanks for viewing and hope you enjoy this back yard short video.
  • Camille Paglia: The Drinking Age Is Past Its Prime

    04/24/2014 4:45:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    NewsOK.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Camille Paglia
    The age 21 rule sets the United States apart from all advanced Western nations, and it has pushed kids toward pills and other anti-social behavior.
  • Saskatoon man angrily throws tarp over public art that consists of two large bundles of garbage

    04/24/2014 4:44:22 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | April 23, 2014 | Trisitin Hopper
    After months of simmering tension over a $4,300 piece of public art that is literally two bales of shrink-wrapped household waste, the residents of Northwest Saskatoon awoke this week to find that it had been wrapped in black plastic and affixed with a sign reading “our tax dollars are for keeping garbage OFF the streets.” “I don’t need more garbage making our neighbourhood look like that,” local resident Luke Coupal told Postmedia soon after his Easter Sunday installation of the tarp. The plastic has since been removed, but Mr. Coupal hopes his opposition is only the beginning. As he told...
  • Reid Has Become a McCarthy for our Time

    04/24/2014 4:42:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We should ask Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-Nev.) the same question once posed to Sen. Joseph McCarthy by U.S. Army head counsel Robert N. Welch: "Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?" Reid is back in the news for denigrating the peaceful supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, a popular critic of the Bureau of Land Management policy, as "domestic terrorists." McCarthy in the 1950s became infamous for smearing his opponents with lurid allegations that he could not prove, while questioning their patriotism. Reid has brought back to the Senate...
  • NRA convention starts Friday in Indianapolis

    04/24/2014 4:41:27 AM PDT · by digger48 · 4 replies
    wthr ^ | Apr 24, 2014 | Mary Milz
    The NRA convention, which officially kicks off Friday morning, will be one of the biggest in city history. It's expected to draw 70,000 people downtown, pumping $55 million into the local economy. SNIP Mortensen said a big draw "is how centrally located Indianapolis is." She said you can "drive four hours from Indianapolis and reach one million of our five million members." As Visit Indy's Chris Gahl noted, the three-day event will "monopolize nearly every square inch of the Convention Center" and Lucas Oil Stadium. SNIP But for the gun rights group, it's more than a convention. It's a call...
  • BUNDY RANCH CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS ALERT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    04/24/2014 4:40:00 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 4 replies
    PPSimmons ^ | April 23, 2014 | PPSimmons
    On Thursday 24th April, 2014 at 1 pm an important Press Conferece is set to be held at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada. ...Mr. Klayman, Ms. Fiore, and other dignitaries will be making some historic announcements and commentary regarding the Bundy Ranch Crisis. http://www.birtherreport.com/2014/04/alert-obama-ineligibility-attorney.html
  • Jasenovac, Croatia and the politics of genocide

    04/24/2014 4:38:37 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 1 replies
    Reiss Institute ^ | April 22, 2014 | Nebojsa Malic
    On April 22, 1945, a group of surviving inmates broke out of Nazi Croatia’s main death camp, Jasenovac. Just fifty years later, their memories – and the grisly history of Jasenovac – had become prey to politics, propaganda, and historical revisionism more concerned with the 1990s Yugoslav wars than with the truth about “Independent Croatia” and its factory of death. South Gate of Jasenovac III “Brickworks” camp; (via Donja Gradina Memorial Association) On April 10, 1941, four days after armies of the German Reich and their allies attacked the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Croat nationalists (Ustasha) allied with Hitler and Mussolini...
  • Cardinals

    04/24/2014 4:38:26 AM PDT · by Revski
    A Youtube Post ^ | 4-24-2014 | Revski
    Backyard, peaceful day.
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, April 24, 2014 – pusillanimous

    04/24/2014 4:38:00 AM PDT · by secret garden · 17 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | 24 April 2014 | Thursday's sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". pusillanimous [pyoo-suh-lan’-uh-muhs] adjective 1. lacking courage or resolution; cowardly; faint-hearted; timid.2. proceeding from or indicating a cowardly spirit. Example sentence:It takes a lot to make Jimmy Carter look like Winston Churchill. But President Obama, who bats not an eye as a Russian warplane buzzes a U.S. warship in the Black Sea, has accomplished that with his pusillanimous policy regarding Moscow's creeping anschluss in Ukraine.-- What Would Reagan Do: Revive Europe Missile Defense, Investors...
  • AMERICANS LAND ON NORTH NEW GUINEA COAST; ADMIRAL KING SEES PACIFIC VICTORY ROAD OPEN (4/24/44)

    04/24/2014 4:36:24 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 7 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 4/24/44 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, Sidney Shalett, Harold Denny, C.L. Sulzberger, Hanson W. Baldwin, more
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  • Bruce Braley Urged IRS to Target Groups Before IRS Targeting Scandal Emerged

    04/24/2014 4:35:58 AM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 23, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Iowa Democrat and Senate candidate Bruce Braley urged the IRS to investigate social welfare organizations before it was revealed that the agency singled out tea party and conservative groups for scrutiny, Iowa Watchdog reports.Braley, currently a representative for Iowa’s first congressional district, was one of 30 Democrats who asked IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman in a March 2012 letter to investigate whether any organizations were “improperly engaged in political campaign activity.” Social welfare organizations receive tax exemptions under section 501(c)(4) of the federal tax code: The House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee published the letter, included in a group of documents released as...
  • Why are 2.7 million ObamaCare 'enrollees' still unaccounted for?

    04/24/2014 4:25:43 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/23/2014 | IBD Staff
    Affordable Care Act: President Obama has for a while been bragging that 8 million people have signed up for ObamaCare. But the administration still hasn't released the state-by-state numbers to back up that number. You'd think that with such good news, the administration would want to put out as many details as possible, as soon as possible. But judging by previous months, the latest Health and Human Services enrollment report is now nearly two weeks behind schedule. As a result, we still don't know where 2.7 million ObamaCare enrollees came from. Here's what we do know
  • I cannot read Marxists — or, why I do not mourn Gabriel García Márquez’s passing

    04/24/2014 4:22:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-23-2014 | Bookworm
    I was so naive when I went to Cal. I didn’t realize that, in my history and English classes, the material we read was either created in the first instance by Marxists or, if it predated Marxists, was first run through a Marxist analytical filter either before or immediately after we read it. All I knew was that I thought the material was nonsensical and, because of their adulatory prosing about it, that my professors were idiots. It says a lot about the quality of education at Cal that, simply by parroting the teachers’ stupidity back to them, I managed...
  • Earth Day

    04/24/2014 4:20:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This week marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day. In years past, the day has been marked with great media fanfare and attention. This week, it marched by with little mention. This is not so much a reflection of any lack of interest in the Earth, but a reflection of how mainstream and ongoing the topics of recycling, reclaiming and sustainability have become. They are now part of our daily lives, rather than a topic to be raised once a year. For the first Earth Day, in 1970, the Keep America Beautiful organization ran a commercial that portrayed what...
  • Justina Pelletier Case Reaches Its "Watergate" Moment

    04/24/2014 4:15:37 AM PDT · by suspects · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 24, 2014 | Michael Graham
    We’ve now reached the “Watergate” stage of the Justina Pelletier debacle: What does Gov. Deval Patrick know and when did he know it? Justina is the former Tufts Medical Center mitochondrial patient seized by Boston Children’s Hospital and the state Department of Children and Families, who turned her into a somatoform subject. After reports in these pages Friday that she was being denied the opportunity to attend Easter Mass with her devoutly Catholic family, Patrick rushed out a letter to state Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) about accommodations DCF was making. “I see in your letter that you continue to misunderstand...
  • Afghan security guard shoots dead 3 American doctors at hospital

    04/24/2014 4:08:27 AM PDT · by pieceofthepuzzle · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/24/2014 | AP
    The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan confirmed Thursday that three American doctors were killed by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a Kabul hospital. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in the western part of the Afghan capital was the latest attack on foreign civilians in the city this year. Two others, including an American nurse, were wounded, according to Afghanistan's Health Ministry. "With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack at CURE Hospital," said a statement posted on the Embassy's Twitter page. "No other information will be released at this time." Afghanistan Minister...
  • Barack Obama, the adolescent president

    04/24/2014 4:06:44 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2014 | George Will
    Recently, Barack Obama — a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance; a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment — spoke at the University of Michigan. He came to that very friendly venue — in 2012, he received 67 percent of the vote in Ann Arbor’s county — after visiting a local sandwich shop, where a muse must have whispered in the presidential ear. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had recently released his budget, so Obama expressed his disapproval by calling it, for the benefit of his academic audience, a “meanwich” and a “stinkburger.”
  • Major Flip-Floppage on ObamaCare From Rep. Gary Peters in MI Senate Race

    04/24/2014 3:48:33 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Apr 2014 | Debra Heine
    Until very recently, MI Congressman Gary Peters was one of ObamaCare's biggest fans. In fact, only last year, he was still gushing about the unpopular, toxic law. But it was when it mattered most, before the law was passed, that Peters was at his most enthusiastic. At a townhall in August 2009, he was asked by some ObamaCare supporters why Democrats weren't doing a better job of "defusing the right-wing agitators." "It's important to get all the information out to people," Peters answered. "It's a complicated issue." It turned out to be such a complicated issue, the information he got...
  • CAN HARRY REID BE SUED?

    04/24/2014 3:47:13 AM PDT · by 7thson · 10 replies
    A couple weeks ago, I was listening to Mark Levin and he stated that as long as Harry Reid can spout off about the Kock brothers from the floor of the Senate, he is safe. Basically, he can say anyting, besmirch anyone, and it is counted as business of the Senate. Levin than staten that if Harry Reid left the Senate building and spouted his crap in downtown Washington, DC, he can be sued. My question - since Reid called the Bundy supporters domestic terrorists not in the Senate but in a media forum in Nevada, can he be sued?
  • Are you living in a Constitution Free Zone?

    04/24/2014 3:40:34 AM PDT · by 7thson · 14 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | April 17, 2014 7:13 am | Bobby Eberle
    It's sad to see what's been happening with our government in recent years. Slowly, but surely, our rights and freedoms are being taken away. We thought our Constitution would protect us. After all, it was written to shield Americans from the abuses of government. But believe it or not, there are places in this country where the Constitution doesn't apply.
  • 75-year-old grandmother says she was restrained during police raid

    04/24/2014 3:39:26 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 14 replies
    wtvr.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Jon Burkett
    HENRICO, Va. (WTVR) –Ruth Hunter, a 75-year-old woman, said she was tied up while State Police invaded her Henrico apartment. She said officers told her during the raid what they were looking for, and court documents also show the information. She said she had nothing to do with the investigation. Virginia State Police said a drug investigation is what prompted a Henrico County magistrate to issue a warrant for an apartment in the 5600 block of Crenshaw road. The woman claims that officers ultimately arrested a man who lives two doors down from her. “I thought someone was breaking in...
  • Yankees 'embarrassed' Pineda ejected for using pine tar

    04/24/2014 3:32:51 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Apr 23, 2014 | MIKE SHALIN, THE SPORTS XCHANGE
    BOSTON - Michael Pineda got away with it the first time. He should have quit while he was ahead. The New York Yankees right-hander, who used a substance believed to be pine tar on his right hand when he faced the Boston Red Sox in New York on April 10, was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday night’s start against the same team with pine tar on his neck. “Yes, it was pine tar,” Pineda said after that game, adding, “It won’t happen again.” It was a frigid night at Fenway Park, the game-time temperature at 50 degrees but...
  • Today's Toons 4/24/14

    04/24/2014 3:20:51 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 9 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 4/24/14 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Thursday, April 24, 2014

    04/24/2014 3:15:09 AM PDT · by sneakers · 13 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, (temporarily, I hope!) Gone, but DEFINITELY not forgotten! Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Kiev military op: Ukrainian army tanks, troops enter defiant Slavyansk

    04/24/2014 3:04:56 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 16 replies
    Fighting has erupted just outside Slavyansk, a town in east Ukraine where population voiced their protest against Kiev authorities. Ukrainian troops on tanks and armored vehicles are trying to break into the town. According to Ukrainian Interior ministry, at least five self-defense guards have been killed and one policeman injured after the ‘antiterrorist operation’ launched by Kiev in the city. Three checkpoints erected by the anti-government protesters have also been destroyed. Witnesses report on Twitter lavyansk self-defense forces are now burning tires to hamper the entrance of infantry vehicles from Kiev into the city. Ukraine army attack have just driven...
  • MOPAR RULES

    04/24/2014 3:02:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    IMHO!    Some personal faves... 1970 Plymouth GTX More at Reaganite Republican...
  • A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list

    04/24/2014 2:55:29 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | April 24, 2014 | Scott Bronstein and Drew Griffin
    At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to a recently retired top VA doctor and several high-level sources.
  • Cincinnati Catholics pound pavement in protest [over teacher morality clause]

    04/24/2014 2:45:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    WLWT ^ | 4/22/2014 | Adrianne Kelly
    Cincinnati Catholics said a revised morality clause in the contract for teachers in the archdiocese is unfair and limits free speech. Some teachers are now refusing to sign it. At least a hundred Catholic teachers, parents and students protested at Fountain Square on Tuesday. Their message to the archdiocese: is fix the contract. Protestors are calling on the archdiocese to fix the morality clause in the teacher-ministry contract. The revised contract for this coming year is very specific. It has a laundry list of violations teachers must stay away from. This includes public support of homosexuality, sexual activity out of...
  • Before Bundy Ranch - What happens when constitutional vigilantes go mainstream

    04/24/2014 2:43:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | April 23, 2014 | Jared A. Goldstein teaches constitutional law and environmental law
    Constitutional vigilantism of the type on display at Bundy Ranch last week has been a recurrent feature on the margins of American political life. What is new—and dangerous—is that it has suddenly moved from the margins to the mainstream. And it comes with guns. Last week a mob of more than 1,000 armed protesters forced the Bureau of Land Management to back down from enforcing federal grazing fees. The protesters came out in support of local rancher Cliven Bundy, who’s been letting his cattle graze on federal land in Nevada for more than 20 years without a permit. “We’re standing...
  • The environmental apocalypse

    04/24/2014 2:31:27 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 4-23-14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Early in the morning, while most are still sleeping, groups of elderly Chinese women spread out across city streets. They tear open trash bags, pick through the litter and sort out bottles and cans that come with a deposit. And then they bring them to the local supermarket to a machine that scans and evaluates each can, accepting and rejecting them one by one, and finally printing out a receipt. The interaction between the elderly immigrant who speaks broken English or the homeless man who is barely holding it together... and the machine is a stark contrast between what the...
  • What Are Ten Books Your Teenagers Read as Part of Their Homeschool Education?

    04/24/2014 2:27:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 4/19/14 | RC Sproul, Jr
    One of the weaknesses of the school model of education is that it squeezes out great books that don’t fit neatly into one or another of those artificial divisions of learning we call “subjects.” We don’t start with, “What books have had a deep impact in shaping what I am?” But with “What subjects am I supposed to be teaching, and which books will help me teach them?” I don’t teach my children subjects—I seek to instill in them wisdom. Which means I have them read the books that gave me wisdom.
  • Youth-Driven Culture

    04/24/2014 2:24:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 4/23/14 | Stephen Nichols
    Maybe it began earlier than the 1950s and ‘60s, but those decades seem to mark the rise of the fascination with youth in American culture. The famous line that celebrates all things young, often wrongly attributed to James Dean, declares, “Live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse behind.” Popular music, that telling barometer of popular culture, has kept pace with this trend. Nearly every heavy-metal band of the 1980s and ‘90s had a stock ballad about young heroes going down in a “blaze of glory.” Other popmusic references stress the invincible power of youth. Rod Stewart sings of...
  • California Senate takes 'ethics refresher course' Wednesday (because of shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/24/2014 1:56:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/23/14 | Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The California State Senate held an "ethics refresher course" for its members after federal indictments were issued against two senators and a third was convicted. Senate leaders are hoping to regain the public's trust. The purpose of the course is to teach members and their staffs to avoid potentially compromising situations. It's the latest in a series of moves by senate leaders aimed at putting political distance between them and their colleagues facing criminal charges. The leader of California's state senate stopped all regular business on Wednesday so everyone could go "back to school" in a...
  • No Fly Zone Over Bundy Ranch Cancelled Same Day After BLM Left Bunkerville

    04/24/2014 1:53:15 AM PDT · by paltz · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/23/14 | Kerry Picket
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lifted the Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) or “no fly zone” over Mesquite, NV, the area which includes Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Bunkerville, on the same day the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) halted its cattle impoundment operation at the ranch, Breitbart News confirmed with FAA Pacific Division Public Affairs Manager Ian Gregor. "Our Temporary Flight Restriction website shows there are no current restrictions for Nevada. We cancelled the TFR when it was no longer needed for safety reasons. If no TFR is in place in a specific area, aircraft can freely operate provided the pilots...
  • Why Was the Resurrection Such a Hidden Event?

    04/24/2014 1:36:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 4/23/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There is something of a hidden quality to the resurrection appearances that has always puzzled me. St. Peter gives voice to this hidden quality in Acts Chapter 10 when he says to Cornelius, “ God raised Jesus from the dead on the third day and granted that he be visible, not to all people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God in advance, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commissioned us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God as judge of the living...
  • Report: President Obama will reject the Keystone XL pipeline

    04/24/2014 1:29:17 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Sources at Rolling Stone report that Pres. Obama has already decided to reject the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.
  • Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

    04/24/2014 1:26:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 24, 2014 3:05 AM EDT | Steven Dubois
    An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it’s been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia. Sam Brentano, chairman of the Marion County board of commissioners, said late Wednesday the board is taking immediate action to prohibit human tissue from future deliveries at the plant that has been turning waste into energy since 1987. “We provide an important service to the people of this state and it would be a travesty if this program is jeopardized due to this finding,” he said in...
  • US court charges 5 haredi men for attacking gay black man in New York

    US court charges 5 haredi men for attacking gay black man in New York
  • Ukraine: Obama Accuses Putin Of Defying Accord

    04/24/2014 12:23:21 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    Sky NewsSky News – 25 minutes ago ^ | – 25 minutes ago | Sky NewsSky News
    Barack Obama has warned Russia could face "consequences" after accusing the Kremlin of not honouring an international agreement aimed at defusing the Ukraine crisis. The Geneva accord between Russia, Ukraine, the US and EU called for an end to violence in eastern Ukraine and compelled armed groups to surrender weapons and leave official buildings. But a week on, the US President said he was ready to "ramp up further sanctions" if Russia continued to disregard the spirit of the agreement.